Dunigan, Rhoda Ellen, d. 1949 - Dwyer, William E., d. 1933


Dunigan, Rhoda Ellen 1861 - 20 Feb 1949  CCR 24 Feb 1949

Funeral services for Mrs. Rhoda Ellen Dunigan, 87, who died Sunday, Feb. 20, at her home in Clever, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Maples-Harris funeral chapel, with Rev. Lynn Swadley officiating. Burial was in Snapp cemetery at Forsyth. Survivors include four sons, Charles, Ance, Roy and Kenney; a sister, Mrs. Cynthia Powell of Clever; 31 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Baptist church.


Dunkle, Sarah Jane (Barsten) 24 Aug 1847 - 20 Mar 1930 CCR 27 Mar 1930

[Note: Daughter of Ned & Cloe (Clark) Barsten; married ? Dunkle; probably married Charles]

Mrs. Jane Dunkle died at her home near Spokane March 20 at the age of 82 years. She leaves one son and two daughters, besides other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held March 21 at 3 p.m. at the Ponce de Leon cemetery by Rev. Ross Carter with burial under the direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.


Dunlap, Fred Custer 25 Jun 1976 - 13 Dec 1937 CCR 16 Dec 1937 p6

[Note: Son of John H. & Tolleta (Hornbeak) Dunlap; married Hattie A. Troxell; Elizabeth Carrie (Blackman) Duncan 1 May 1872  - 5 Oct 1950 was daughter of  John S. & Eliza M. (Hornbeak) Blackman]

Mrs. T.R. Duncan received a message Tuesday of the death of her cousin, Fred. C. Dunlap, who passed away that day at his home in St. Louis. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday in Springfield with burial in Hazelwood cemetery.


Dunlap, Sarah Elizabeth (Gilmore) 9 Nov 1865 - 17 Sep 1939 CCR 21 Sep 1939 p1

[Note: Daughter of James Lowe & Sarah Elizabeth (Land) Gilmore; married William W. Dunlap 11 Mar 1861 - 21 May 1928]

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Dunlap, 78, of Springfield, a former resident of Sparta, were held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Sparta Baptist church by Rev. Lynn Swadley with burial in the Sparta cemetery under the direction of the Sparta Undertaking Co., Rathbun & Chaffin.


Dunlap, Virginia E. (Flowers) 15 Aug 1907 - 6 Oct 1985 OH 10 Oct 1985 p15

[Note: married Marvin E. Dunlap 24 Jul 1907 - 4 Jul 1987]

Services for Virginia E. Dunlap, 78, Nixa, were held Oct. 9 in Harris Funeral Home with the Rev. Clell Wieneke officiating. Burial was in McConnell Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Dunlap died Oct. 6 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, following a short illness. Formerly of Denver, she moved to Springfield in 1954 and to Nixa in 1972. She was a member of Calvary Baptist church. Survivors include her husband, Marvin; a brother, Thomas Flowers, Hot Springs, Ark.; ad two sisters, Iva Burk and Mable Jackson, both of Hot Springs, Ark.


Dunlap, William M. 11 Mar 1861 - 21 May 1928 CCR 31 May 1928 p1

[Note: married 3 Jun 1882 Sarah Elizabeth Gilmore 9 Nov 1865 - 17 Sep 1939]

Mr. W. W. Dunlap, 67, died Sunday night at his home in Harrison, Arkansas, following a long illness. He is survived by his wife. Mr. Otto Rathbun of Sparta, manager of the Sparta Undertaking Co., was called to take care of the body. Funeral services were held at Sparta Baptist church at 2:00 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial was made in I. O. O. F. Cemetery,


Dunn, Brenda Lee Aug 1967 - Mar 1968  CCR 28 Mar 1968 p5

[Note: Daughter of Frances & ? (Young) Dunn]

Funeral services for Brenda Lee Dunn, seven month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frances Dunn of Protem, were held Thursday afternoon, March 21 in the Protem Church with burial in the Protem Cemetery under direction of the Forsyth Funeral Home of Forsyth. Surviving besides the parents are a sister, Tammy of the home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dunn of Protem and Mrs. Neva Young of Forsyth and great grandparents, Mrs. Ida Akin of Forsyth and Mrs. Minnie Blankenship of Ozark.


Dunn, Charles Edward “Charlie” 11 Sep 1941 – 23 Jan 2000  CCH-N 25 Jan 2000

[Note: Son of Charles Ivy & Olive (Blankenship) Dunn; married Texie Jo St. John]

Charles “Charlie” Edward Dunn, 58, Ozark, Missouri, passed away Sunday, January 23, 2000 at 5:52 a.m. in his home. He was born September 11, 1941 in Protem. Charlie was the fourth child of eight born to Charles and Olive (Blankenship) Dunn. Charlie grew up working the family farm, living the Ozark-Sparta area. A brother and friend to all who knew him, he picked up the family nickname “Buddy.” Charlie is survived by his loving wife Texie Jo St. John, of Sparta, they were united in marriage on May 1, 1960 in Harrison, Arkansas. To this union of marriage three sons were born, two of which survive him. His eldest, LaVal lives in Poplar Bluff, Missouri with his wife Gayla, his youngest, Bruce, lives in Ozark with wife Joyce and their son Jacob, his mother Olive Dunn, Ozark; one brother Harley Dunn, Ozark, six sisters Maxine Pursell and husband Bill, Madera, California; Pauline Pettit, Claude, Texas; Charlene DeLisle and husband Bob, Sparta; Shirley Orlowski and husband Terry, Peoria. Arizona; Mary Rogers and husband Eugene, Reuter; Debbie Buller and husband Terry, Clovis California; a special friend Jack King and wife Lavonia, Rogers, Arkansas; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Charlie joins in heaven with his middle son Mark Anthony, who left this earth April 16, 1974 and his father who departed on December 11, 1998. Charlie had a great love for his family, dedicating himself to his wife and sons and supporting them throughout their lives. He was also a great supporter of the Ozark community, involved with the development of the Christian County Baseball for Boys in 1968, as well as helping with school and athletic programs. Charlie was also involved in Future Farmers of America and 4-H programs, along with his sons and wife Texie. His life was composed of family, work, and many friends that will miss him dearly. Charlie started working for M.F.A. at the age of sixteen and worked there for twenty six years in sales and management. After retiring from M.F.A. in 1984 he then began selling real estate in the Ozark area, joining Carol Jones Realtors on December 31, 1991 and where he was currently employed. We have lost a wonderful husband, father, son, grandfather, brother and a true friend. Charlie “Pe paw” will especially be missed by his grandson Jacob Anthony Dunn. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 26, 2000 in Barnes Family Funeral Home with Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery, Sparta. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 25, 2000 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, P .O. Box 30638, Columbia, Missouri 65205. A special thanks to the people of this community who knew and loved our Dad. Thank you for your kind words & gestures, and your support through this time in our lives.

The family of Charles Dunn.


Dunn, Charles Ivy 5 Jan 1912 - 11 Dec 1998  CCH-N 23 Dec 1998

[Note: Son of Zephaniah & Mary (Curry) Dunn; married 14 Mar 1934 Olive Victoria Blankenship 3 Jul 1915 - 2 Dec 2000]

Charles Ivy Dunn; age 86, of Ozark, died Friday, December 11, in his home. He was born January 5, 1912 in Cedar Creek and was the son of Zephaniah and Mary (Curry) Dunn. On March 14, 1934 he and Olive Victoria Blankenship were married. Mr. Dunn was a farmer and had retired from Ash Grove Lime and Cement Company. He was preceded in death by: His parents; five brothers, Joseph, Ernest, Alfred, Henry and Elmer Dunn; three sisters, Elsie Dunn, Cora Weaver, and Dora Smith; and four grandchildren, Mark Dunn, Kevin Rogers, Timothy Pettit, and Becky DeLisle. Survivors include: His wife, Olive; eight children, Maxine Pursell, Madera, California, Pauline Pettit, Claude, Texas, Charlene DeLisle, Sparta, Charles Dunn, Ozark, Shirley Orlowski, Peoria, Arizona, Harley Dunn, Ozark, Mary Rogers, Protem, and Debra Buller, Clovis, California; twenty-five grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, December 15, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Robert Long officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday evening in the funeral home.


Dunn, Christine Winnefred (Ellis) 3 Mar 1911 - 12 Apr 1996 CCH-N 17 Apr 1996

[Note: Daughter of Frederick & Mary (Spurrier) Ellis; married Joseph Dunn 18 Jan 1912 - Nov 1979]

Christine Winnefred Dunn, age 85, of London, Ontario, Canada, formerly of Ozark, died Friday, April 12, 1996. She was born in Cold Springs, Missouri, and was the daughter of Frederick and Mary (Spurrier) Ellis. She was a school teacher. Her husband, Joseph, was a Drury College professor before his death in 1979. She was also preceded in death by: a daughter, Jonell Rose (Juul) Mickelwait; and brothers, Dale, Glen, and Ernest Ellis. Mrs. Dunn was a member of Ozark United Methodist Church. Survivors include: a son, Stann Dunn and his wife, Linda, London, Ontario, Canada; three grandchildren, Jennifer Juul, and Alexander and Evelyn Dunn; three brothers, Arthur Ellis, Sacramento, Calif., Wayne Ellis, Wellington, Kansas, and Kenneth Ellis, Santa Barbara, Calif.; and two sisters, Bernice Turner, Fresno, Calif., and Mary Lou Bennett, Murrieta, Calif. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 18, in the United Methodist Church, Ozark, with Pastor Jimmy Young officiating. Burial followed in Denlow Cemetery, near Ava. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Dunn, Effie L. (Collins) Dec 1879 - 14 Jan 1962 CCR 18 Jan 1962 p3

[Note: Daughter of John D. & Cordelia J. (Alexander)  Collins; married Jesse Louis Dunn 3 Oct 1868 - 25 Jan 1932]

Services for Mrs. Effie Collins Dunn, 83, who died on Sunday morning in Elmhurst, were at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning to Steve Parker Chapel in Joplin. The Rev. Charles Gipson officiated with burial in Highlandville, Mo. Cemetery. Mrs. Dunn was born in Highlandville, lived 40 years in Springfield, and moved to Joplin where she lived eight years. She was a member of the Blendville Christian Church. Surviving are two sons, Howard C. Dunn of the home and John Dunn of Kansas City; three brothers, Neal Collins and Frank Lyle Collins of Los Alton, Calif. [sic - says three, but names only two - census says Frank and Lyle are two different brothers]; a sister, Mrs. Corla Stephens of Carl Junction, Colo. and three grandchildren.


Dunn, Frankie Eugene 25 Nov 1946 - 2 Jul 2009 CCH-N 8 Jul 2009

[Note: Son of William B. & Rose Lee (Bright) Dunn; married 1979 Connie]

Frankie Eugene Dunn, 62, passed away peacefully at his home in the early morning of July 2, 2009. He was born Nov. 25, 1946, in Springfield, the son of William B. and Rose Lee (Bright) Dunn. Frankie was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He worked for 18 years for the Frisco Railroad as a blacksmith. Frankie enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and slots. He loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends. Frankie is survived by his wife Connie, the love of his life for 30 years; his parents; a daughter, Missy Dunn and husband Tim; two sons, Mark Dunn and wife Becky and Christopher Strong and wife Kristine, all of Springfield; six grandchildren, Josh, Ciera, Libbie Rose, Zachary, Monica and Jade. Frankie was expecting his seventh grandchild on Nov. 25. He is also survived by his sister, Linda Nichols and husband Bob; his brother, Terry Bright and wife Anita; and a host of family and friends. Many thanks go out to St. John’s 7th Floor Oncology unit, Hospice and Palliative Care,and for all of the prayers from family and friends over the past 18 months. We know that Frankie is at home with the Lord, without pain and is watching over us. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. July 4 at Rivermonte Cemetery, Springfield, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Chaplain Dennis Cochran officiating. Visitation was from 10 a.m. to noon on July 3 at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society.


Dunn, Gerald “Jerry” 1983 - 11 Jul 2006 ON-L 20 Jul 2011

[Note: Son of ? & Gwen ( ) Dunn; no SSDI found]

Death Still Puzzles Family

Five Years Later, no leads on fatal hit-and-run

By Tara Muck

NIXA - A blue cross sits alongside Missouri 14. Drivers pass it every day, some without ever knowing what it stands for. But Gwen Ward and Andy Romejko do. It’s for Ward’s son and Romejko’s best friend, Gerald “Jerry” Dunn who was 23 when his lifeless body was found near that spot five years ago. It was the early morning hours of July 11, 2006 when police found Dunn lying in the middle of the highway east of Tiffany Boulevard. Investigators said he had been run over by a vehicle - a tire track ran across his torso. An autopsy revealed he died of internal injuries. But that’s all they know. Nixa Police Detective Jason Hartsell, the third investigator on the case, said no suspect have ever been identified, leaving the case to run cold. “There wasn’t a lot of evidence at the scene,” he said, “There wasn’t a lot to go on.” Hartsell said they’re marking the fifth anniversary of Dunn’s death to appeal to the public for information in hopes of shedding light on what happened.” “We just mainly need a lot of help from the public,” Hartsell said. “It been five years. We just need someone to come forward - somebody who knows something.” Gwen Ward said she’s struggled with not knowing the circumstances of how her only son was killed. But she’s hoping someone will come forward to help bring closure to her and her family. “I’m hoping the person who did it can own up and accept what they’ve done and be able to acknowledge (it) and let us have some peace,” she said. One of the biggest mysteries surrounding Dunn’s death was how he ended up on Missouri 14 around 1 a.m. that morning. Hartsell said Dunn was a friend’s house that Monday night when he left the residence on foot after his friends wouldn’t let him drive to his home on South Main Street. How his body ended up on a road leaving Nixa stumps investigators. Hartsell said one theory is that Dunn was hit elsewhere and his body dumped along Missouri 14. Why he was killed is another mystery. Hartsell said police are looking into every possibility from a homicide to an accident. It’s possible than an intoxicated drive hit Dunn and either didn’t realize it or panicked and dumped his body on the highway, he said. Dunn’s best friend, Romejko said he couldn’t believe someone would want to hurt Dunn, whom he described as having no enemies. “He was the coolest friend that you could ever want,” he said. “Somebody who always had your back. Somebody who would always be there for you. Until investigators know for sure, Hartsell said they’ll continue treating the case as a homicide. “Maybe it was an accident,” Hartsell said. “Maybe one day we can label it as an accident and get the person responsible for it.” “Hopefully, whoever did this, whether it was an accident or not, has a conscience and would tell someone or turn themselves in, he said. “Then we can talk about whether they are in trouble or not. Obviously someone has to answer for something like that.” Ward said that if it was an accident, she could find it in her heart to forgive. “There’s some anger, but I turn to God.” she said. “I’m a forgiving person.”Anyone with information on the death of Dunn is asked to call the Nixa Police Department at 417-725-2510.



Dunn, Gerald “Jerry” 28 Aug 1982 - 11 Jul 2006 CCH-N 12 Jul 2006


Body found on Route 14


            Nixa police found the body of Jerry Dunn, 23, lying on state Route 14 early July 11, according to a press release. Upon arriving at the scene around 2 a.m., officers immediately began CPR on Dunn until paramedics arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene after being transported to a hospital. The preliminary investigation is unclear as to the cause of death, and an investigation is ongoing. An autopsy was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. that morning. If you have information, contact the Nixa Police Department at 725-2510.




Dunn, Gerald “Jerry” 28 Aug 1982 - 11 Jul 2006 CCH-N 23 Aug 2006 & CCH-N 13 Sep 2006


[Note: Son of ? & Gwen ( ) Dunn; no SSDI found]


Reward offered in man’s hit-and-run death


From our staff


            The family and friends of Jerry Dunn are offering a $1000 plus reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for his hit-and-run death July 11. Dunn was in the area of State Route 14 between Main and Cheyenne streets during the hours of 12:30 and 1:30 a.m. that Tuesday when he was run down. Anyone who has any information bout the incident or who was in the area at that time should called the Nixa Police Department at (417) 725-2510. Anyone who would like to donate money to the reward fund may do so at any Empire Bank location. Contact Tammy Gonzalez at the James River Branch on U.S. 160 and Highway CC.             

Dunn, Harley Ray 3 Sep 1947 - 13 Sep 2005 SN-L 16 Sep 2005

[Note: Son of Charles Ivy & Olive Victoria (Blankenship) Dunn]

Harley Dunn, age 58, of Ozark, passed away Tuesday, September 13. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. A private burial will be in Sparta Cemetery.


Dunn, Harley Ray 3 Sep 1947 - 13 Sep 2005 CCH-N 21 Sep 2005

            Harley Ray Dunn, 58, of Ozark, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2005. He was born Sept. 3, 1947, in Sparta, the son of Charlie Ivy Dunn and Olive Victoria (Blankenship) Dunn. He was a 1967 graduate of Ozark High School, and was employed by Fasco Industries for fifteen years. He never forgot a birthday or to send a Christmas card. He lovingly took care of his mother and father for several years before their passing. Harley enjoyed reading and had collected an extensive personal library. He studied genealogy , and wrote and printed several volumes of a family history book. Survivors include: three children, John Dunn, Harrison, Ark., Christopher Dunn, Ozark, and Melanie Flores and her husband, Robert, Ozark; a granddaughter, Catherine Flores; six sisters, Maxine Pursell, Pauline Pettit, Charlene DeLisle, Shirley Orlowski, Mary Rogers and Debbie Buller; and the mother of his children, Linda Dunn. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles Dunn. A visitation was held Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Dunn, Harley Ray 3 Sep 1947 - 13 Sep 2005 SN-L 16 Sep 2005 CCH-N 13 Sep 2006

In Loving Memory   Harley Ray Dunn Sept. 3, 1947 - Sept. 13, 2005

            If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane, we could walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. Our hearts still ache in sadness and secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know. Your sisters

            Your time on earth seemed all too brief, because I wanted you in my life forever. And although I really miss you, I know in my heart that you are finally at peace. Still, countless times throughout the day, I find myself remembering you. Although I cannot see or hear you, I know that you are with me. I feel you in the warmth of the summer sun. I see you in the brilliance of the autumn leaves. You are right beside me in the peacefulness of a gentle snowfall and rejoice with me when the first flowers of spring emerge. I am so thankful for the times we shared and the priceless memories also for those memories are a comfort now when I lovingly . . . Remember you. Love forever.

Dunn, Jack 1875 - 1 Dec 1923 CCR 7 Dec 1923 p1

[Note: no family info on MO DC]

Jack Dunn, Springfield Rum Runner Shot and Instantly Killed By Marshal Johnson

From best information, it appears that two whiskey runners giving the names of Jack Dunn and Frank Gatline of Springfield, became stalled in Finley creek at the ford near the mill about 3:00 o’clock Saturday morning and were unable to get their Ford out of the river without assistance. Dunn went to the Christian County telephone office to call help from Springfield and during the time Gatlin had waded the river, taking and hiding five gallons of liquor until he became so chilled that he was forced to find relief by seeking a fire. It appears that on his way to town, he saw a light at the home of Marshal Amos Johnson where he called and was admitted by Mr. Johnson and given a dry pair of pants and an opportunity to get warm. Mr. Johnson soon discovered the man was in an intoxicated condition and called R. H. Logan, deputy sheriff, when they preceded to the car and made a search, but failed to discover any booze at this time. They proceeded up town to find Dunn and did find him and they returned to the scene of the car, Logan stopping at his home. Soon after Johnson and Dunn reached the car, Ben Kessinger who had been called from Springfield for assistance arrived, when it was at once developed that liquor was in existence close about the scene, at which point Marshal Johnson, also a deputy sheriff, told Dunn and Kessinger to consider themselves under arrest. Kessinger submitted at once, but Dunn, who was also under the influence of liquor, flew into a rage and made a desperate attack upon Johnson, assaulting him and tearing one sleeve from his shirt and striking at him. Johnson in his effort to protect himself, first hit him with his gun and then fired a shot over his head in an endeavor to scare him into submission, but all failed, and the next shot Mr. Johnson lowered the gun, shooting Dunn in the neck, killing him almost instantly. Mr. Johnson then gave a general alarm by firing in the air and calling for help. Bob Logan, Harry Madding and John W. Wray soon appeared on the scene and T. B. Chaffin was called with the ambulance and the dead man taken to the undertaking rooms, by this time if was between 4:30 and 5 o’clock. During all this period, Gatline had remained at the home of Mr. Johnson, too drunk to take part in the affair. He was placed under arrest and taken to the county jail and Saturday morning a charge of transporting liquor was preferred against him, also a complain charging drunkenness was lodged against him in the city court. Monday a plea of guilty was entered in the city court and a preliminary hearing was waived before Justice D. F. Burgess and Gatline was held to appear at the January term of Circuit Court under five hundred dollar bond, which he has failed to give at this writing. Returning to the case of Dunn, Coroner Wise of Sparta was notified and came to Ozark early Saturday morning and a jury summoned who viewed the body and then adjourned till one o’clock, when they convened in the court room and inquest was held. Only two witnesses were used, Ben Kessinger and Marshal Johnson. The jury after retiring a few minutes brought in the following verdict: “We the jury, find the dead man, Jack Dunn, came to his death by a gun shot would inflicted by Amos Johnson in performing his duty as an officer of the law.” J.A. Kerr, Foreman. The jury was composed of J. A. Kerr, J. F. Adams, Clyde Hanks, Lige Reed, Luther York and J. R. Brownfield. Ben Kessinger at the scene of the trouble and at the time denied all knowledge of the whiskey deal and there being no evidence to the contrary, was discharged. Dunn was prepared for burial at the undertaking rooms and the body id being held indefinitely pending the outcome of communications with Joplin, Denver, Wichita and the Federal Penitentiary at  Ft. Leavenworth, where he had been an inmate. Dunn was identified by Newt James and Fred Caudle of Ozark, who had worked with him some seven or eight years ago at Riverton, Kansas, near Joplin.


Dunn, John M. 17 Nov 1892 - 9 Apr 1982 OH 15 Apr 1982 p9

[Note: Son of Solomon & Rebecca E. ( ) Dunn; married Ella A. 1 Feb 1898 - Aug 1980]

Services for John Dunn, 89, Springfield, were held April 12 at Greenlawn Funeral Home North with the Rev. George Miller officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Dunn died April 9 in Mount Vernon Park Care Center after a short illness. Survivors include one son, James L., Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Geraldene Smith, Springfield and Mrs. Ruby Cramer, Ozark; one brother, Delmar, Springfield, and Mrs. Etolia Perryman, Marshfield; seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren.


Dunn, Joseph G., Dr. 18 Jan 1912 - 28 Nov 1979 OH 6 Dec 1979 p9

[Note: married Christine Winnefred Ellis 3 Mar 1911 - 12 Apr 1996]

Funeral services for Dr. Joseph G. Dunn, 67, Ozark, were held last Saturday in Adams Chapel with burial in Denlow Cemetery in Douglas County. Dr. Dunn, a longtime educator. died Wednesday Nov. 28 after apparently suffering a heart attack. The Rev. Kenneth Diehl officiated. Dr. Dunn, a graduate of Drury College and the University of Missouri-Columbia, was a professor of education at Drury. Before coming to Drury, he had been Superintendent of Schools in Norwood and had taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, While he was teaching at Nebraska, he received the Great Teacher Award and the Chancellor’s Medal of Honor. He was a World War II veteran, a member of Phi Delta Kappa, Norwood Masonic Lodge, Ozark Booster Club and Ozark United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Christine; a son, Dr. Stanley D. Dunn, Ithaca, N, Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Jonell Juul, Fairfax, Va. and two grandchildren.


Dunn, Guy Oscar 17 Apr 1921 - 20 Dec 1979 OH 27 Dec 1979 p8

[Note: married Ruth; SSDI gives name as Guy Dunn]

Services for Oscar Dunn, 58, Birch Tree, father of Mrs. Alice Edwards, Ozark, were held last Saturday with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Birch Tree. Also among those Surviving is his wife, Ruth. Mr. Dunn died Dec. 20 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness.


Dunn, Kelly Neal 17 Mar 1963 - 26 Nov 2003 SN-L 28 Nov 2003

[Note: Son of H. F. & Marjorie (McGrath) Dunn; married Kim Ott; married second Dana McCowen]

Kelly Neal Dunn, age 40, of Walnut Shade, Mo., and recently of Covington, Ga., died on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, in Christian Health Care East in Springfield. He was born March 17, 1963, in Springfield, the son of H.F. Dunn and Marjorie (McGrath) Dunn. He was married to Kim Ott and to this union Kody N. Dunn was born. He later married to Dana McCowen and to this union was born Kasey N. Dunn and Kristin N. Dunn. Kelly graduated from Ozark High School and attended SMSU in Springfield, Mo., and Colorado Schools of Mines in Golden, Colo. Kelly worked for Associated Electric in Springfield as a draftsman, and also did self employed contracting computer systems engineering. Kelly worked for Stanley-Proto Tool Co. 15 years in Covington, Ga., as a senior software engineer. He later was a computer systems integrator with Emory University Hospitals of Atlanta, Ga. Kelly is survived by his three children, Kody Dunn of Ozark, Mo., Kasey and Kristin Dunn of Covington, Ga.; his father and stepmother, H.F. and Elaine Dunn of Ozark, Mo.; his mother, Marjorie David of Hollister, Mo.; his sister, Brenda Snider of Walnut Shade, Mo.; a niece, Athena and her husband, James and their child, Isaac Rees of Walnut Shade, Mo.; a nephew, Jason and Diana Snider of Branson, Mo.; also a great host of relatives and many friends. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, in Adams Funeral Home of Ozark, with Pastor Tim Snider and Pastor Daren Roten officiating. Burial will follow in Stafford Memorial Cemetery, Bradleyville, Mo. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home of Ozark, Mo. We want to say a special thanks to our dear friend Dr. Thomas and to a very caring nurse, Connie Jenson, also the nurses and staff at Christian Health Care East. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Community Hospice of Southwest MO in care of the funeral home.


Dunn, Margaret A. (Pedlock) 28 Jul 1878 - 3 Sep 1971 CCR 9 Sep 1971 p4

Graveside services for Mrs. Margaret A. Dunn, 93, of Route 2, Ozark, were conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Lowe at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Columbus, Kan. Harris of Ozark returned the body there for services and burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Dunn died at 8 a.m. Friday in St. John’s Hospital. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Oletha Bennett, Ozark; a brother, Alva Pedlock, Cimmeron, Kan.; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.


Dunn, Mark Anthony 15 Apr 1962 - 16 Apr 1974 OH 18 Apr 1974 p1

[Note: Son of Charles Edward & Texie Jo (St. John) Dunn]

Mark Dunn Dies of Leukemia

Mark Anthony Dunn, 12-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Dunn of Route 2, Ozark, died Tuesday morning in St. Jude’s Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee following a long illness. Mark who was stricken with leukemia just about one year ago was a sixth grade student in the Ozark school system. In addition to his parents, Mark is survived by two brothers, Chris La Val and Bruce Edward of the home, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Dunn of  Sparta and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis St. John of Bruner and paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Blankenship of Ozark. Funeral services are pending under the direction of Harris Funeral Home of Ozark.


Dunn, Olive Victoria (Blankenship) 3 Jul 1915 - 2 Dec 2000  CCH-N 13 Dec 2000

[Note: Daughter of Edgar M. & Minnie Blankenship; married 14 Mar 1934 Charles Ivy Dunn 5 Jan 1912 - 11 Dec 1998]

Olive Victoria Dunn, age 85, of Ozark, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2000. Mrs. Olive was born on July 3, 1915 in Bethel, Oklahoma. She grew up in Taney County, MO. and moved to Christian County in 1945. She was united in marriage to Charles Ivy Dunn, who preceded her in death in 1998. Mrs. Dunn was also preceded in death by her parents; Edgar and Minnie Blankenship; a brother J.D. Blankenship; a sister, Virginia Dunn; a son, Charles Dunn; a son-in-law, Delman Pettit; and four grandchildren, Timothy Pettit, Becky Delisle, Mark Dunn and Kevin Rogers. Survivors include: a sister, Doris Wasson of Kirbyville; a son, Harley Dunn of Ozark; six daughters, Maxine Pursell of Madera, CA., Pauline Petit of Claude, Texas, Charlene DeLisle of Sparta, Shirley Orlowski of Peoria, Arizona, Mary Rogers of Protem, Debra Buller of Clovis, CA.; a daughter-in-law, Texie Dunn of Ozark; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends to include Jayme Morrison, a young lady for whom she felt special favor. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 5, at Adams Funeral Home in Ozark. The Rev. Robert Long officiated, and burial took place in the Sparta Cemetery.


Dunn, Robert W. 9 Apr 1927 - 10 Oct 1977 OH 13 Oct 1977 p9

[Note: married Mary M.]

NIXA - Services for Robert W. Dunn, 50, Nixa were at 1 p.m. Thursday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Clell Wieneke officiating. Burial with military rites was in Springfield National Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home form 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Dunn died at 7:30 a.m. Monday in Cox Medical Center, Springfield of natural causes, according to a funeral home spokesman. He was a native of Natalbony, La. and lived there until he enlisted in the service. He served in the U.S. Navy for one year and spent the remainder of his 23 years of services with the Army. Mr. Dunn retired in 1967 and moved to Nixa in 1969. Survivors include his wife, Mary M.; a son, Robert E. of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Barbara Jean Kyle, Salem, Ore,, Mrs. Beverly Davis, Ozark and Miss Betty Jane Dunn, Millington, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Cannon, Baton Rouge, La., Mrs. Inez Sandmer, Long Island, N. Y.; a half-brother, Jessie Dunn, New Orleans, La.; two half-sisters, Mrs. Joyce Calvert and Mrs. Helen Bourne, both of Hammond, La.; a step-mother, Mrs. Willie Dunn, Hammond, La. and nine grandchildren.


Dunn, Susie V. (Purdom) 14 Sep 1878 - 16 Nov 1950 CCR 30 Nov 1950

[Note: Daughter of Robert Vince & Elizabeth (?) Purdom; married 14 Jun 1903 Rhoney M. Dunn]

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Rhoney M. Dunn, formerly of Bruner were held November 20, at Grand Island NE. Mrs. Dunn passed away November 16, at Grand Island following an illness extending over a period of years. She was born September 14, 1878 at Bruner where she grew to womanhood. Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Purdom of Bruner. Thirty-five years ago she and Mr. Dunn with their three children, Ruth, Alta, and Almus moved to Nebraska to make their home. Mr. Dunn preceded her in death 19 years ago. In addition to her children, she is survived by three brothers, John of Salida, CO., Joe of Denver, Co., and Robert of Orlando, FL, and a sister, Mrs. Cecil Beamon of Los Angeles, Ca.


Dunn, Wanda Lee (Patterson) Hoon 14 Mar 1932 - 26 Feb 2008 SN-L 28 Feb 2008

[Note: Daughter of Wilkie & Maudie Patterson; married Paul Hoon; married ? Dunn]

Wanda L. Dunn, 75, of Springfield, Mo., passed away February 26, 2008, in her home. She was born March 14, 1932, in Springfield to Wilkie and Maudie Patterson. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Charles and Lawrence Patterson; and her sister, Bettie O'Neal. Wanda was a loving homemaker and survivors include five daughters and one son, Georgia Hubbard (Bobby) of Springfield, Paul Hoon Jr. (Jean) of Springfield, Amy Hoon of Springfield, Nancy Mills (Randy) of Springfield, Judy Letterman (Joe) of Fair Grove and Donna Ferretti (Rick) of Ozark; as well as 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held this evening, Thursday, February 28, 2008, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte, 4500 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, Mo. Funeral services are Friday, February 29, 2008, at 11 a.m. in South Street Christian Church, 500 South Avenue, Springfield, Mo., with burial following in Brighton, Mo. Wanda was very devoted to her family and they were the delight of her life. She was a kind and caring person and always showed unconditional love to her children. The family would like to extend their utmost appreciation to Amy and Leondra for the loving care of "Granny". Thanks also to Oxford Healthcare for all the support they gave our mother. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wanda Dunn Memorial Fund c/o Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte, 4500 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, MO 65804. Online condolences may be made at www.klingner-cope.com.


Dunnigan, Charles B. 1875 - 15 Jan 1958

[Note: married Hattie]

Charles B. Dunnigan, 72, Clever, died yesterday morning at 4 o’clock in St. John’s Hospital.  He had moved to Clever in 1951 from Dayton, Ohio.  He is survived by his wife, Hattie; one son, Jack, of Frewsburg, N.Y.; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Dedrick of Lemon Grove, Calif.; three grandchildren and the same number of great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Roy of Sacramento, Calif., and McKinley of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Harris of Clever is in charge of arrangements.

Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 15 January 1958 in the margin.


Dunnigan, Charles B. 1875 - 15 Jan 1958 CCR 23 Jan 1958 p5

Funeral services for Charles B. Dunnigan, 72 of Clever who died Tuesday, Jan 14 in a Springfield hospital were held Thursday, Jan 16 at 2:00 in the Harris Chapel at Clever. A second service was held Jan 17 at Riley Chapel near Alton, Mo. with Rev. Max Hamilton officiating at both services. Burial was in Bailey Chapel Cemetery. He had been a resident of Clever since 1951, coming there from Dayton, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Mrs., Hattie Dunnigan, one son, Jack Dunnigan of Frewsburg, N. Y., one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Dedrick of Lemon Grove, Calif., three grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two brothers, Roy Dunnigan of Sacramento, Calif, and McKinley Dunnigan of Cincinnati, Ohio.


Dunstan, Mark Kenton, II 21 Mar 1990 - 7 Jan 2011 SN-L 12 Jan 2010

[Note: Son of  Mark Kenton & Melissa Renee (Cooper) Dunstan]

Mark Kenton Dunstan II., 20, of Eldon, Missouri passed away Friday evening January 7, 2011 in Mountain View, Missouri from injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident where he had fallen asleep and died dreaming of the people and things he loved. On March 21, 1990, he was born in Osage Beach, Missouri, to Mark Kenton Dunstan I., and Melissa Renee (Cooper) Scritchfield.  Survivors include his parents, Mark Dunstan I., and wife Tracy, of Eldon, Missouri and Melissa Scritchfield and husband John, of Nixa, Missouri; his Sisters, Wendi Lynn Dunstan, of Eldon, Missouri; Ciara Nicole Wood, of Manhatten, Kansas; Hannah Joelle Lofton, of Nixa, Missouri; Chloe BreAnne Lofton, of Nixa, Missouri; Jennifer Renee' Scritchfield, of Nixa, Missouri; Kirsten Michelle Scritchfield, of Nixa, Missouri; his grandparents, Ken and Patty Dunstan, of Versailles, Missouri; Jan Dunstan, of Sedalia, Missouri; Linda May, of Eldon, Missouri; Ray McGhay Jr., of Latham, Missouri; Darrell and Karen Cooper, of Eldon, Missouri; Dotty and Derrill Wood, of Olathe, Kansas; Jim and Sharon Scritchfield, of Cassville, Missouri; his great- grandparents, Margret and Orville Alexander, of Eldon, Missouri; numerous aunts and uncles. Mark graduated 3rd in his class at Eldon High School in 2008 where he played the trombone in the High School Band and the Jazz Band. During High School he was also a four time recipient of the Kiwanis top 10% award, always made the A honor roll, was a member of track, cross country, Who's Who Among High School Students, S.A.D.D., National Society of High School Scholars, the Lake Area Community Orchestra, Missouri Lions Band, Prom Committee, Spanish Club, Science Club, National Honor Society, Drama Club, Academic Bowl, and he was his Senior Class Vice President. He was a member of the Eldon United Methodist Church. During high school he worked at the Cree Mee. He attended Missouri S & T in Rolla, where he was in his 3rd year. He was majoring in Computer Engineering and played in the University Orchestra. He was currently employed at Quiznos in Rolla, Missouri. He loved playing World of War Craft video game and enjoyed his online friends. He enjoyed riding his bicycle and moped. He also enjoyed shooting at the gun range and running. Mark was a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew and dearly loved the company of his many friends and family. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Wednesday January 12, 2011 from 3 to 8 p.m., at the Eldon High School Commons. In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials are suggested to the Mark Kenton Dunstan II "Markie Mark" Educational Scholarship Fund, in care of Citizens Bank, of Eldon, Mo. Arrangements are under the directions of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, Missouri. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.phillipsfuneralhomeeldon.com


Durbin, Leo A. 22 Mar 1907 - 25 Mar 1983 OH 31 Mar 1983 p8

[Note: married Nell]

Services for Leo A. Durbin, 75, Morrisville, were held March 29 in Pitts Chapel with the Revs. Perry Coussins and Edward J. Long officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Springfield. Mr. Durbin died March 26 in Citizens  Memorial Hospital in Bolivar after a short illness. Survivors include his wife, Nell; three sons, Jack, Ozark, Richard M., Salem, and William S., Morrisville; a brother, John, Shelly, Idaho; and a sister, Mrs. Ethel Lovelace, Independence; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Morrisville Baptist Church or to the local Heart Association.


Durham, Carl 27 Sep 1906 - 11 Mar 1933 CCR 16 Mar 1933 p1

[Note: Son of G. M. & ? ( ) Durham]

Max and Dwight Hawkins returning to Ozark after Saturday night midnight show in Springfield discover car over embankment near James River bridge -- three killed instantly, fourth dies Tuesday morning.

Max and Dwight Hawkins, sons of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Hawkins of Ozark, returning from a Saturday night midnight show in Springfield early Sunday morning discovered a car over the embankment near the James River bridge. Mrs. Mildred Tatum Weaver, 20, Harry Edward Gibson, 21, and Carl Koenneman, 27, all of Springfield, were killed outright in the accident, and Carl Durham, 25, also of Springfield, was fatally injured. He died Tuesday morning in a Springfield hospital without regaining consciousness. As Max and Dwight came to the scene of the accident, the top of their car brushed a telephone guy wire, suspended across the highway and fearing a hold-up, drove on. As they rounded the curve just prior to making the straight climb up the James River hill on Highway 65, one of the boys looked back and saw the tail light of the wrecked automobile still burning in the ravine into had crashed. They debated the matter and decided to return and investigate. They turned around at the filling station at the Mentor turn-off, returning to the scene where they found the wrecked coupe and the occupants scattered about. The boys immediately enlisted the aid of Mr. Gooch, who operated a nearby filling station and examination revealed that three of the victims were dead and the fourth seriously, if not fatally, injured. Mrs. Gooch then drove to Galloway where an ambulance from Springfield was called and the dead removed to Springfield undertaking establishments and Durham rushed to a hospital there. The accident is supposed to have happened at least 25 or 30 minutes before its discovery. The cause of the accident and its circumstances will probably never be revealed.


Durkee, Frank Edison,  Jr. 1928 - 30 Apr 2007 SN-L 6 May 2007

[Note: Son of Frank Edison & Beatrice (Niles) Durkee, Sr.; married 17 Jun 1955 Marjorie Fannie Sullivan]

Frank Edison Durkee Jr., 78, of Ozark, formerly of Rogersville, passed away Monday, April 30, 2007, in his home. Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2007, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Military honors will be provided by the Webster County Veterans Association. Services are under the direction of Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville.


Durkee, Frank Edison,  Jr. 4 Apr 1929 - 30 Apr 2007 CCH-N 9 May 2007

Frank Edison Durkee Jr., 78, of Ozark, formerly of Rogersville, passed away Monday, April 30, 2007, at his home. Frank was born on April 4, 1929, in Brewer, Maine, to Frank E. Durkee Sr. and Beatrice Niles Durkee. Frank served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II and the U.S. Marines in Korea. He retired from Sweet Life and shipper. Frank was a member of the Rogersville First Baptist Church, Elks Lodge in Ozark, past president of the Lions Club in Rogersville and was a 31-year member of the Teamsters. Frank was married to Marjorie Fannie Sullivan on June 17, 1955, and she preceded him in death on January 24, 2000. Frank was also preceded in death by his parents and a sister Myrtle Tirney. Surviving are his four sons Frank E. Durkee III of West Springfield, Mass.; John N. Durkee and wife Dennise, Westfield, Mass.; Glenn J. Durkee, Boston, Mass. and Dennis D. Durkee and wife Brenda, Lebanon; four daughters, Diane F. Durkee, Rose A. Rule, Dorothy D. Durkee and Brenda L. Durkee, all of Springfield, Mass.; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services were at 9 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2007, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, with military honors by the Webster County Veterans Association.  ©Ozarks Newsstand 2007


Durnell, Glenn H. 4 May 1903 - 16 Jul 1930 CCR 24 Jul 1930 p1

[Note: Son of S. J. & Liney (Brown) Durnell; married Jewel]

Funeral services for Glenn Durnell of Springfield, who was drowned on Wednesday night of last week while on a fishing trip on the Osaga river near Osceola, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the First Baptist church in Springfield. Mr. Durnell was well known in Ozark, his brother having lived here at one time. Ralph Thomas of the Nifty Barber Shop has worked in Mr. Durnell’s barber shop.


Dutton, Clyde H. 2 Jul 1909 - 22 Oct 1992  NN-E 11 Nov 1992

[Note: Son of John & Louisa (  ) Dutton; married 12 Aug 1936 Lola Eunice Kimmel 6 Dec 1914 – 18 Feb 1996]

Clyde H. Dutton, 83, Sparta died Thursday, Oct. 22 in the Ozark Nursing and Care Center in Ozark. Survivors include his wife, Lola, Ozark; two daughters, Janice Holt, Oldfield and Phyllis Crabtree, Idaho; a brother, Dale; a sister, Jean Oatney; seven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, Oct 24 at Harris Colonial Chapel in Ozark with the Rev.  John Hyde officiating. Burial was in the Old Boston Cemetery, Oldfield.


Dutton, Lola Eunice (Kimmel) 6 Dec 1914 – 18 Feb 1996

[Note: Daughter of Ollie & Ina (McBride) Kimmel; married 12 Aug 1936 Clyde H. Dutton 2 Jul 1909 - 22 Oct 1992]

Lola Eunice Dutton, 81, Ozark formerly of Sparta, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Sunday February 18, 1996 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. Lola was born December 6, 1914 in Nebraska, the daughter of Ollie and Ina McBride Kimmel. She was united in marriage August 12, 1936. to Clyde Dutton. who preceded her in death Oct. 22, 1992. She was a member of the Christian Church, as a hobby she loved to quit. During her time as a resident of the Ozark Nursing and Care she made 85 hand made quilts. Also preceding her in death are her parents Ollie and Ina Kimmel. Survivors include two daughters, Janice Holt and her husband Andy, Oldfield, Phyllis Crabtree, and her husband Eldon, Idaho, two sisters, Alma Baxter, Omaha, Nebraska, Lottie Thacker, Oregon, a brother-in-law Dale Dutton, Santa Anna, Ca., seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday February 21,1996 in Harris a Cassity Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark with the Rev.John Hyde officiating. Burial following in the Old Boston Cemetery, Oldfield. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.


Duval, Clora Hester (Frazier) Rhodes Oct. 1890 - 21 Feb 1964   CCR 27 Feb 1964 p1

[Note: Daughter of Martin Dick & Margaret Caledonia (McCroskey) Frazier; married 15 Nov 1908 Thurman Rhodes 18 Apr 1891 - 5 Jul 1938]

Mrs. Clora Hester Duval, 74, of 1341 North LaFontaine, Springfield, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in a Springfield rest home,. following a lingering illness. Born in Clever, she was a 35 year resident of Springfield and attended the First Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by her husband, Frank; a son, Clarence Rhodes, San Mateo, Calif.; a step-son, Kirk Duval, 1443 North LaFontaine, Springfield; a brother, Shack Frazier, Clever; two sisters, Mrs. Effie Caughron, Ozark and Mrs. Lucy Mallonee of Los Angeles, Calif.; one grandchild and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the Ayre-Goodwin Chapel with the Rev. Loy Watson officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery.


Duvall, Fred C. 13 Jan 1898 - 15 Sep 1982 OH 23 Sep 1982 p11

[Note: Son of Wilson & Ida L. ( ) Duvall; married Sylvia]

Services for Fred C. Duvall, 84, Springfield, were held Sept. 20 at Greenlawn Funeral Home North with the Rev. Ron Baney officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Duvall died Sept. 16 in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; a son, Gary, Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Mable Grigsby, Anaheim, Calif. and Mrs. Myrtle Stone, Norwalk, Calif.; three brothers, Ralph, Hespernia, Calif.; Elsie, Nuevo, Calif. and Don, Anaheim, Calif.; and a granddaughter.


Duvall, Thomas  W. “Bud” 1895 - 14 Jun 1961 CCR 15 Jun 1961 p1

Springfield Publisher Dies In Crash South of Ozark

Thomas W. “Bud” Duvall, 66, president and publisher of Springfield Newspapers, Inc. was killed instantly at 11:15 Wednesday morning in the collusion of a trailer-truck with his Pontiac station wagon at the Albert Page corner six miles south of Ozark on U. S. 65.  Passengers in Duvall’s station wagon were Richard P. Stahl, 46, prominent Springfield architect and Stahl’s son, Charles, 19, both of whom are reported in good condition in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, after receiving emergency treatment at the office of Dr. Stanley Roper in Ozark. Driver of the truck, owned by Southwest Freight Company of Kansas City was Uel Boone Cheatham, 49, of Olathe, Kan. He escaped injury. Cheatham was arraigned Thursday morning before Magistrate Herbert Taylor on a charge of manslaughter and his attorneys indicated he would make $3,000 bond today. a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 28. The senior Mr. Stahl, in a conversation with the editor of The Republican shortly after the accident, indicated that the tractor-trailer skidded across the highway in front of the vehicle.


Dwyer, Bertha Angeline (Fried) 20 Mar 1898 - 6 Oct 1937 CCR 7 Oct 1937 p1

[Note: Daughter of A. J. & Florence (Whitcomb) Fried; married 7 Sep 1917 James Ola Dwyer 2 Mar 1889 - 18 Feb 1955]

Mrs. Bertha Dwyer, wife of Olie Dwyer of Ozark, died suddenly at her home at 5 o’clock Wednesday evening. She was 44 years of age. The funeral probably will be held Friday at 2 pm at the Klepper Funeral Chapel, with burial in the City cemetery.


Dwyer, Carl Donald 25 May 1932 - 26 Feb 1938 CCR 3 Mar 1938 p1

[Note: Son of James Ola & Bertha Angeline (Fried) Dwyer; MO DC gives name as Carol Donald Dwyer; stone also says Carl]

Carl Donald Dwyer was born May 25, 1932, and died Feb. 26, 1938, aged five years, nine months and one day. He leaves to mourn his departure his father, J.O. Dwyer, his grandmother, Mrs. Florence Fried, an aunt, Mrs. Will Cobb and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held at the Klepper Funeral Home with Rev. Chas. C. Maples officiating, burial being made in the Ozark City cemetery under direction of B.C. Klepper.


Dwyer, Evert Francis 1922 - 30 Jun 1969  CCR 10 Jul 1969 p8

[Note: Son of James Ola & Bertha Angeline (Fried) Dwyer; married Kathleen]

Evert Francis Dwyer, 47, Rt. 1, Box 215, Yakima, Wash., died of a possible heart attack Monday afternoon, June 30, while driving a tractor-trailer near Yakima. Dwyer was dead on arrival at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Dwyer was driving the rig on a Yakima street when he slumped over the wheel. The truck crossed the road, struck three gas pumps in front of the market and came to rest in a nearby parking lot after damaging two cars. The truck was owned by Snokist Growers. Dwyer had been a driver for Snokist for the past five years. Dwyer, who was born in Sparta, Mo. and attended school at Ozark, had lived in the Yakima area the past 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen of Yakima; a daughter, Sherry of Yakima; two sons, Gary E. Dwyer with the U. S. Marines at Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam and Charles Dwyer of Springfield, Mo.; four sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Perkins of Yreka, Calif., Mrs. Dorothy Kerby, Mrs. Florence Barton and Mrs. Mina Smith, all of Springfield, Mo.; four brothers, Henry Dwyer of Sparta, Paul Stalkup of Center Point, Ore., Irvin Dwyer of Peoria, Ill. and Orvil Dwyer, state of California, and one grandson. Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3, in Shaw & Sons Funeral Home in Yakima. Burial was in Terrace Heights Memorial Park, Yakima. Relatives from here who attended funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dwyer, Mrs. Kerby, Mrs. Barton and Mrs. Smith.


Dwyer, George I. 21 Aug 1927 - 6 Mar 1986 OH 20 Mar 1986 p9

[Note: Son of James Ola & Bertha Angeline (Fried) Dwyer; married Beverly]

Services for George I. Dwyer, 58, Peoria Heights, Illinois, were held March 12 at Wilton Mortuary with the Rev. James M. Sandy officiating. Entombment was in American Mausoleum, Mr. Dwyer died March 6 in Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington. He was born in Chadwick, and was a former owner of Bosen’s Locker and supervisor of Peoria Heights Water Works for 18 years, He was an Army veteran, and a 240year member of VFW Southside Post 8662, where he held the quartermaster office in the VFW Cooties for 28 years, the longest in the state. He was also a member of Peoria Heights Volunteer Fire Department for 23 years and was active in the Heights Party in politics. Survivors include his wife, Beverly; two sisters, Florence Barton and Mina Mae Smith, both of Springfield; one brother, James O. Dwyer, Whittier, Calif.; one half-brother, Paul Stalkup, Center Point, Oregon; and one grandchild.


Dwyer, Hazel Maxine (Swearengin) 24 Feb 1924 – 23 May 1997  CCH-N 28 May 1997

[Note: Daughter of Charlie & Clara (Brazeale) Swearengin; married 21 Feb 1958 William Henry Dwyer 13 Nov 1928 - 24 Jan 1980]

Hazel Maxine Dwyer, 73, Sparta, died Friday, May 23, 1997, in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born February 24, 1924, in Elkhead, and was the daughter of Charlie and Clara (Brazeale) Swearengin. Mrs. Dwyer was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Sparta. Her husband, William Henry Dwyer, preceded her in death in 1980. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and Rex Swearengin. Survivors include: two daughters and their husbands, Euella and John Hendrix, and Henrietta and Ralph Hunt, all of Sparta; two grandchildren, Jaime and Amy Hendrix; a brother, Roy Swearengin and his wife, Beulah, Kansas City, Kansas; nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Graveside funeral services were Monday, May 26, in Sparta Cemetery, with Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.


Dwyer, James Ola 2 Mar 1889 - 18 Feb 1955  CCR 24 Feb 1955 p4

[Note: Son of Edward “Edd” & Mary E. (Teeters) Dwyer; married Bertha Angeline Fried 20 Mar 1898 - 6 Oct 1937]

Funeral services for James Ola  Dwyer, 65, who died February 18 at his home at Sparta, were held Monday afternoon at the Sparta Baptist Church, with Rev. Foley officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home. He was a veteran of World War I during which he was gassed, which afflicted him for the remainder of his life. He followed the blacksmith trade and farming until moving to Sparta four years ago. Mr. Dwyer is survived by five sons, Evert and Paul of Washington, Orville of California, Irvin of Illinois and Henry of the home; five daughters, Mrs. Arthur Campbell of California, Mrs. J. W. Barton of Kansas City, Mrs. Lawrence Kerby of Springfield and Mina Mae of the home; his mother, Mrs. M. E. Dwyer of Sparta; four sisters, Mrs. Roy Archer of Columbus, Kan., Mrs. Asa Gibson of Joplin, Mrs. Carl Melton of Duenweg, Mo., and Mrs. George House of Chadwick; other relatives and friends, His wife, Bertha and three children preceded him in death.


Dwyer, Mary Angeline 17 Feb 1935 - 15 Jan 1936 CCR 16 Jan 1936 p5

[Note: Daughter of James Ola & Bertha Angeline (Fried) Dwyer]

Mary Angeline Dwyer, the 10 months and 29 day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Dwyer of Ozark, passed away Wednesday morning at 6 o’clock, a victim of pneumonia. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 16. Burial was made in the Ozark city cemetery under the direction of the Klepper Funeral Home.


Dwyer, William E. 11 Apr 1861 - 24 Jul 1933 CCR 27 Jul 1933 p1

[Note: Son of Minnie Dwyer; married Mary E. 21 Jul 1869 - 7 Jun 1960]

Aged Nixa farmer killed by truck. William Dwyer living three miles west of Nixa, struck Sunday evening when he started across Highway 14 to pump water for cattle, died Monday morning. William E. Dwyer, 72, a farmer living three miles west of Nixa died Monday morning at a Springfield hospital from injuries sustained at 4:30 Sunday afternoon when struck by a truck near his home when he attempted to cross highway 14 to pump water for some cattle. The truck which struck the aged and somewhat feeble farmer was being driven by a man named Solomon and belonged to C.C. Forbis of Clever. The details of the accident could not be obtained other than it seems both truck driver and pedestrian became confused when they saw their impending danger and were unable to avoid the collision. Mr. Dwyer was rushed to a Springfield hospital soon after the accident where he passed away Monday morning. According to the only surviving son, J.O. Dwyer of Ozark, the father had started across the road to pump water for some cattle when he met with the accident which resulted in his death. The deceased is survived by the widow, 63; five daughters, Mrs. Tom Cobb, Chadwick, Mrs. Geo. House, Chadwick; Mrs. A.C. Gibson, Saginaw, OK; Mrs. O. Dennison, address not learned and Mrs. Carl Melton, Nixa. J.O. Dwyer of Ozark is the only son. One sister, living north of Springfield, also survives. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 o’clock at the home with Rev. R.C. Harding of Nixa officiating with the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever in charge. Burial took place in the City Cemetery at Ozark.

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