Edwards, Callie A. 31 Jan 1856 - 20 Nov 1928 CCR 29 Nov 1928 p1
[Note: Daughter of William Carroll & Narcissus Logue (Johnson) Edwards]
Callie A. Edwards was born January 31st, 1856 and departed this life November 20th, 1928, at the age of 72 years, 10 months and 19 days. She was making her home with her daughter, the wife of Reuben R. Hedgpeth. She was kind and sympathetic and led a simple loving life. She leaves to mourn her loss, 1 daughter, 8 grandchildren, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. She will be greatly missed by many friends and loved ones. The funeral services were held at the home of the daughter, November 21st, by Rev. R. C. Harding of Nixa, with burial in the Payne cemetery under direction of Wilburn Maples of Clever, Mo.
Edwards, Callie A. (Clemens) Chaffin 5 Dec 1858 - 27 Mar 1937 CCR 1 Apr 1937 p6
[Note: married 1876 Jerome Chaffin; married 15 Nov 1885 John R./Peter Edwards 20 Dec 1855 - 8 Aug 1927]
Mrs. Callie Edwards was born in Murray County, Tennessee, Dec. 5, 1858, and died March 27, 1937, at the age of 78. She was married to Jerome Chaffin in 1876 and to this union were born three children, her husband and two children having preceded her in death. She was married the second time to J.R. Edwards in 1885. He also preceded her in death. To this union four children were born. The survivors are Mrs. James Holland, daughter by the first marriage; Mrs. Ernest Rhea and Mrs. Roy Sparkman, both of Springfield, Mr. Oscar and Mr. J.P. Edwards, both of Nixa, Mo. Other survivors are 21 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was converted early in life and united with the M.E. church. Funeral services were held at the home one mile west of Nixa at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial was made in the McConnell cemetery under the direction of the Harding & Maples Funeral Home of Nixa, Mo.
Edwards, Clementine “Tinnie” (Qualls) 28 Mar 1877 - 5 Jun 1971 CCR 10 Jun 1971 p8
[Note: married Matthew William Edwards 18 Oct 1868 - 8 Jul 1942]
Mrs. Clementine Edwards, 94, of Nixa, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Christian County Nursing Home in Ozark. A Nixa area resident for the past 40 years, Mrs. Edwards was a member of the First Baptist Church there. She is survived by two sons, Monroe Edwards of Nixa and E. J. Edwards of Carrollton; seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Harris Chapel at Nixa with the Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery.
Edwards, Cordelia Florence (Edwards) Faught 23 July 1867 - 27 Feb 1962 CCR 1 Mar 1962 p5
[Note: Daughter of William Carroll & Narcissa Logue (Johnson) Edwards; married 18 Dec 1887 William Grant “Billie“ Faught 14 Feb 1864 - 30 Mar 1935; divorced before Oct 1890 and took back her maiden name]
Cordelia Edwards, 94, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Christian and Greene Counties, she had lived at Sunshine acres since 1953. Her only survivors are four nieces and four nephews. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ralph Thieme.
Edwards, Cory Steven 30 Oct 1987 - 9 Feb 2009 SN-L 11 Feb 2009
[Note: Son of Steve & Carla (Buoy) Edwards]
Cory Steven Edwards, 21, Republic, passed away early Monday, February 9, 2009, from injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. He was born October 30, 1987, in Springfield, Missouri. Cory attended schools in Republic and Nixa. His grandmother, Nancy Buoy; an uncle, Randy McConnell; and an aunt, Lawanna Clark, preceded Cory in death. He is survived by his mother and her husband, Carla and Dennis McConnell, Republic; his father and his wife, Steve and Julie Edwards, Nixa; three step-sisters, Melissa McConnell, Megan McConnell and India Humes; two step-brothers, Ryan Todd and Christopher Todd; grandparents, Carl and Pam Condry, Vinita, Okla., Jim Buoy, Dewey, Okla., Fred Edwards, Nixa, Mo., Bonnie Edwards, Springfield, Carole Hopkins, Ozark, and Burl and Barbara McConnell, Republic; a great-grandmother, Mae McConnell, Republic; and many other relatives and close friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 12, 2009, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Rev. Randall Moody officiating. Burial will follow in Lindsey Cemetery, Republic. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Downs Syndrome Group of the Ozarks, P.O. Box 1598, Springfield, MO 65801 Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.
Edwards, Darsie E. 11 Oct 1895 - 7 Jan 1989 OH 12 Jan 1989
[Note: married 17 Jun 1919 Jessie]
Darsie E. Edwards, 93, of Springfield, died at 12:30 a.m. Jan. 7 in his home after a short illness. Services for Mr. Edwards were held Jan. 10 at the National and High Church of Christ, with Clarence Feeney and Bill McFarland officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Mr. Edwards had formerly lived near Clinton and Nevada, where he farmed and was engaged in the tire shop business in Nevada. Before moving to Springfield 18 years ago, he had lived in the Carthage area. A retired farmer, he was an Army veteran of World War I. He was a member of the National and High Church of Christ, and had served as an elder for several years at the Carthage and Nevada Churches of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Jessie, with whom he would have celebrated 70 years of marriage June 18 of this year; four sons, John, St. Louis, Glenn, Springfield, Homer, San Gabriel, California, and Earl, Henderson, Tennessee; four daughters, Clara Sass, Nevada, Helen Weger, Springfield, Martha Cook, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Mary Barton, Henderson, Tennessee; three sisters, Virginia White, Centralia, Beulah Tracey, Phoenix, Arizona, Ruth Freelich; Prescott, Arizona; a brother, Robert, Springfield; 17 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Fair Haven Children's Home, Strafford.
Edwards, Dean R. 31 Jan 1953 - 14 Jan 2012 SN-L 20 Jan 2012
[Note: Son of Wilbur & Danielle Ray ( ) Edwards]
Mr. Dean R. Edwards went to be with his Lord on January 15, 2012, after a long illness. Dean was born in Fayette, Missouri on January 31, 1953. He is survived by three daughters, Kylee Kay and Danielle Ray Edwards of Flemington and Nicole Turnbaugh of Springfield; his parents, Wilbur and Alice Edwards of Nixa; and two sisters, Billie Owen of Miller and Mona Long of Springfield; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. Services will be held Sunday, January 22 in North Nixa Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. Cremation under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.
Edwards, Don 9 Aug 1911 - 20 Nov 1986 OH 27 Nov 1986 p5
Services for Don Edwards, 75, Ozark, formerly of Reeds Spring, were held Nov. 23 in Allen Church, near Reeds Spring. Burial was in Yocum Pond Cemetery under the direction of Cheatham-Stumpf of Galena. Mr. Edwards died Nov. 20 at the home of a son following a long illness. Survivors include two sons, Joe Dan, Reeds Spring and Leroy, Ozark; four daughters, Kay Patrick, Reeds Spring, Barbara Medlin and Donna Edwards, both of Galena and Margie Ruggles, Verona; 15 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Edwards, Dwayne Ralph 12 Sep 1948 - 16 Feb 2006 SN-L 18 Feb 2006
[Note: Son of Ralph & Dorothea (Kirk) Edwards; married 31 Jul 1969 Dorothy Louise Gold]
Dwayne Ralph Edwards, age 57, of Spokane, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2006, in his home. He was born September 12, 1948, in Sebetha, Kansas, the son of Ralph and Dorothea (Kirk) Edwards. He was a 1966 graduate of Central High School in Springfield. He served his county in the U.S. Air Force, and on July 31, 1969, he and Dorothy Louise Gold were united in marriage. Before retirement, Mr. Edwards was a correctional officer for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He was a member of Spokane First Baptist Church. Survivors include: His wife, Louise; two children, Keith Edwards and wife, Amy, Vacaville, California; and Lisa Gregory, Reeds Spring; five grandchildren, Jason, Teresa and Lindsey Edwards, and Jonathon and Eathon Gregory; two sisters, Linda Griffin, and Carol Melton, both of Springfield; his mother-in-law, Wilma Gold, Crane; and a host of other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in law, Albert Gold; and son-in law, Ronnie Gregory. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 19, in Spokane First Baptist Church with Pastor Randy Harwood officiating. Burial will follow in Molly Wright Cemetery, Stone County. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to Spokane First Baptist Church.
Edwards, Ebenezer E. 14 Apr 1859 - 4 Oct 1902 CCR 6 Nov 1902
[Note: Son of Pierpont & Margaret J. ( ) Edwards; married 8 Nov 1888 CCM Lonie Priscilla Wood 5 Oct 1867 - 12 Aug 1902]
Whereas, It has pleased out Heavenly Father to enter our ranks and summon our beloved and esteemed Brother Eben E. Edwards on high to again be united with his loving wife, and Whereas, The removal of so worthy a brother will leave a vacancy in our Lodge that will be deeply mourned by all the Brothers as he was always ready to lend a helping hand wherever and whenever he could, Therefore, be it Resolved By Finley Lodge No. 206, I. O. O. F that we extend to his orphaned children our heartfelt sympathy in this their great sorrow. Be it further Resolved, That our Charter be draped for thirty days, that we spread a copy of these resolutions on our lodge records, and a copy be published in each of our local papers. Jacob Hartley, Chas. Farrar, Wm. Easson, Committee
Edwards, Ella Marie (Smith) 20 Dec 1903 - 5 Nov 1995
[Note: married Fred H. Edwards 15 Sep 1893 - Aug 1969]
Ella M. Edwards, 91, formerly of Merriam Woods Village and Rockaway Beach, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 5, 1995, at 8:45 p.m., in Ozark Riverview Manor, Ozark, Mo. Ella was a member of Mosby Baptist Church in Forsyth since moving to Rockaway Beach to make her home with her son, Fred Edwards. She is survived by two sons, Fred Edwards and his wife, Ruth, Rockaway Beach, Mo. and Robert G. Edwards and wife, Nora, Ava; four daughters, Dorothy Gaines, Independence, Mo., and Margie Briscoe and her husband, Ray, Kansas City, Ks., Ruth Applegate and husband, Thomas, Levittown, Pa., and Ruby Ford and husband, Jerry, Ozark; one brother, Homer Smith, St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Helen Collins and her husband, Ray, of Wildomar, Ca.; twenty-one grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren; and fifteen great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services are set for today at 2:00 p.m., in New Fairview Cemetery, Liberty, Mo. Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home, Branson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Ozark Riverview Manor, Ozark, Mo.; First Baptist Church, Forsyth, Mo., or Mosby Baptist Church, Mosby, Mo. All arrangements by Greenlawn Funeral Home, Branson.
Edwards, Emma Elizabeth (Twyman) 6 Oct 1899 - 14 Jan 1947 CCR 16 Jan 1947 p1
[Note: Daughter of Marvin & Nancy (Gothard) Twyman; married Stanley L. Edwards]
Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Edwards, 47, died Tuesday morning at her home, two miles south of Nixa. Mrs. Edwards was born near Marshfield, and had lived in Greene county since her marriage to Stanley L. Edwards, a farmer. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Butan Barnes, route 1, Springfield; one grandson, Clayton Gene Barnes; her father, Marvin Twyman, of Webster county; two brothers, George and Wesley Twyman, both of Marshfield; and four sisters, Mrs. Ethel Manning, and Mrs. Ellen Wingo, both of Marshfield; Mrs. Vinnie Arthur and Mrs. Myrtle Arthur, both of Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon in the Timber Ridge church near Marshfield, with the Rev. N.G. Bristow officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, under the direction of Klingner.
Edwards, Eva May (McConnell) 2 May 1897 - 3 Jan 1973 OH 11 Jan 1973 p4
[Note: Daughter of Harvey W. & Maud A. (Brown) McConnell; married John P. Edwards 1 Dec 1890 - 7 Jan 1945]
NIXA - Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Edwards, 75, of Nixa were held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Harris Chapel in Nixa with the Rev. Joseph M. Fahl officiating. Burial was in the McConnell Cemetery in Nixa. Mrs. Edwards died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at Cox Rest Home in Republic. She was a member of the Calvary Bible Church in Nixa. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jewell L. Ghan, Clever; two brothers, Lowell McConnell and Carmen McConnell, both of Nixa; one sister, Mrs. Vesta Maples, Nixa; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Edwards, Fern Ethel 1 Nov 1916 - 27 Jun 1980 OH 3 Jul 1980 p9
Services for Mrs. Fern Ethel Edwards, Rt. 3, Galena, mother of Leroy Edwards, Ozark, were held Monday in Reeds Spring with burial in Yocum Pond Cemetery there. Mrs. Edwards died last Friday at her home after a long illness,. She was a lifelong Stone County resident.
Edwards, Franklin Terry 26 Mar 1863 - 26 Aug 1951 CCR 30 Aug 1951
[Note: Son of William Carroll & Narcissa Logue (Johnson) Edwards; married 1 Feb 1893 Lona Mae “Flo” Keltner 2 Jul 1868 - 13 May 1949; married 23 Jan 1898 Hester A. Hedgpeth 8 Mar 1871 - 31 Oct 1961]
Frank Edwards, 88, well-liked political figure of Christian county, died at his home near Nixa Sunday after a long illness. Mr. Edwards suffered a stoke nearly two years ago, and while the brightness of his mind seemed unimpaired, he never recovered. His friends at the county seat, where from 1895 until 1907 he served as recorder of deeds, remember him as a pleasant personality, interested in people, with a talent for lilting jingles with a core of idea; and although a good politician, never less than efficient in the position he filled. In his later years, especially, he derived pleasure form the interplay of personalities in politics, and hoped to live to see another presidential election. He claimed to have been the last man alive who was among those officially admitted to the execution of the three Bald Knobbers at Ozark in the late 80’s. Among other public positions, Mr. Edwards held the post of deputy to Sheriff G. A. Johnson from 1884 to 1889. And so late as 1947-8 he served a term as associate county judge for the western district. Tom Crain of Ozark was county representative in the state legislature for two terns 1929-32; and he remembers Mr. Edwards then as chief clerk for the lower house. He later served for a time as guard in the state treasurer’s office, followed by a period as state oil inspector. Survivors include his widow, Hester Hedgpeth Edwards; a daughter, Mrs. Amos Kinsley of Little Rock, by his first marriage to Flo Keltner; a daughter, Mrs. Howard Davis of Springfield; and a son, Byron, of the home, by his second marriage; and a sister, Miss Cordelia Edwards of Springfield. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Nixa Christian Church by the Rev. Roscoe Harding. Burial was made in Payne cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa.
Edwards, Georgia Pearl (Hicks) 1904 - 11 May 1962 CCR 18 May 1962 p6
[Note: Daughter of Isaac Newton “Newt” & Dora (Wampler) Hicks; married Earl M. Edwards]
Mrs. Georgia Pearl Hicks Edwards, 57, a native of the Clever community, died Friday, May 11 at Sand Springs, Okla. where she had made her home for several years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Sand Springs. Survivors include her husband, Earl M. Edwards and five sisters, Mrs. Blanche Jay of Sand Springs, Mrs. Verda Simms of Roanoke Springs, N. C., Miss Gerta Hicks of Springfield, Mrs. Maw Perry of Tucson, Ariz and Mrs. Maxine Harbuck of Heavener, Okla. Funeral services and burial were in Oklahoma.
Edwards, Harold S. 31 Jan 1903 - 6 Jul 1992 NN-E 15 Jul 1992
[Note: Son of Shubel & Amanda ( ) Edwards; married 28 Feb 1934 Nellie Buerky]
Harold S. Edwards, 89, Nixa, died at 10:20 p.m. Monday, July 6, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Jan. 31, 1903, in Lupus to Shubel and Amanda Edwards. He was married to Nellie Buerky on Feb. 28, 1934. They operated California Feed and Supply Co. He retired as an RV salesman for US Rents-It in Jefferson City. He is survived by his wife, Nellie, of the home. Services were held Thursday, July 9, in Harris Colonial Chapel with the Revs. Wilbur Blansit and Donny Blansit officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield.
Edwards, Helen (Kerr) 10 Aug 1909 - 31 Dec 2009 SN-L 10 Jan 2010
[Note: Daughter of Jefferson Calvin & Rosa Francis (Phillips) Kerr; married William Larkin Edwards 25 Aug 1913 - 24 Oct 1989]
Helen Kerr Edwards passed away on December 31, 2009, at her son's home in Atlanta, Georgia, at the age of 100. Helen was born in Christian County Missouri on August 10, 1909 to Jefferson Calvin and Rosa Francis Phillips Kerr. She began her schooling at Bennett's grade school located in rural Christian County graduating after completing the 8th grade, she then went to Ozark Wesleyan Methodist School in Carthage, Missouri, for high school, and attended the University of Kansas where she graduated in three years with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Music. Helen attended Columbia University and the Julliard School of Music in New York City where she received the Masters of Arts degrees from both schools. After graduate school, she was hired by Southeastern State University, Durant, Oklahoma, to teach music where she remained for almost 25 years. It was in Durant where she met her husband, William L. Edwards, where they were both music teachers at Southeastern. They both continued post-masters studies at Columbia University and Julliard School of Music. During 1956, Helen and Bill moved to Springfield, and on September 1, 1956 opened their business: Edwards Tableware and Flowers. They continued their work together until the death of Bill Edwards on October 24, 1989. However, Helen kept the business open until the summer of 1995. Helen was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Springfield, a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, a musical fraternity in New York City, and a past member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Durant, Oklahoma. She is survived by Fredrick Kerr Edwards and Cassie Edwards of Atlanta, Georgia, and their son William Jefferson Edwards of San Francisco, California. She is also survived by nephew, William Calvin Dennison and his family of Springfield, Missouri. There will be a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. on January 23, 2010 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, followed by a private burial at Delaware Cemetery, near the family home in Christian County. In lieu of flowers, Helen requested memorials be sent to the General Fund of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Springfield. Gorman-Scharpf is in charge of arrangements.
Edwards, Helen Bernice (Daniel) 11 May 1933 - 18 Nov 2011 SN-L 20 Nov 2011
[Note; Daughter of Olen Burgess & Helen (Rice) Daniel; married 26 Aug 1951 William “Bill” Edwards]
Bernice Helen Edwards, 78, Ozark. Arrangements: Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.
Edwards, Helen Bernice (Daniel) 11 May 1933 - 18 Nov 2011 CCH-N 7 Dec 2011
[Note: Daughter of Olen Burgess & Helen (Rice) Daniel; married 26 Aug 1951 William “Bill” Edwards]
Helen Bernice Edwards, 78, Ozark, died Nov. 18, 2011, in her home with her loving husband of 60 years by her side. Bernice was born May 11, 1933, in Holton, Kan., the daughter of Olen Burgess and Helen Rice Daniel. Her family resided in several farming communities in Kansas and Arizona before settling near El Dorado, Kan., where she attended high school and was active in 4-H, cheerleading and band. She met William Edwards in high school and was united in marriage to “Bill” on Aug. 26, 1951, in El Dorado. Bernice and Bill lived in various Kansas communities including Augusta and Pratt before making their first overseas move to Argentina in 1960. Following a six year stay in South America, she and her family lived in Libya, Scotland, Iran, Oman and Kuwait before they settled in Ozark. Bernice was preceded in death by her daughter Vanessa; her brother David Daniel and grandson Dustin Demo. She is survived by her husband William ”Bill” Edwards, her daughter Melodie Edwards, Ozark; her son Eric Edwards, Austin, Texas; one brother Wayne Daniel, Phoenix, Ariz., and her great-grandson Dakota Demo, El Dorado, Kan. The family request in lieu of flowers donations in Bernice’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society or Seasons Hospice. Services are 2 p.m. Dec. 3, at Ozark Riverview Residential Place, 1200 W. Hall, Ozark. Cremation under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.
Edwards, Herschel C. 25 Dec 1921 - 11 Jul 1986 OH 17 Jul 1986 p4
[Note: Son of Walter Carl & Golda C. (Shadwick) Edwards; married Wanda]
Services for Herschel C. Edwards, 64, Ozark, were held July 14 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with Charles Eakins officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery. Mr. Edwards died July 11 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was a retired employee of Consumers Warehouse and a member of Dixon Christian Church. He had resided in Ozark for the past ten years He was a native of Jefferson City. Survivors include his wife, Wanda; three daughters, Darlene Lowe, Houston, Texas, Regina Sandhuff, House Springs, and Carla Wolfmier, Arnold; one brother, Fred Edwards, Fulton; and nine grandchildren.
Edwards, Hester A. (Hedgpeth) 8 Mar 1871 - 31 Oct 1961 CCR 2 Nov 1961 p1
[Note: married 23 Jan 1898 Franklin Terry Edwards 26 Mar 1863 - 26 Aug 1951]
Funeral services for Hester A. Edwards, 90, a life-long resident of the Nixa community who died at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at Burge Protestant Hospital were at 2 p.m. Today, Thursday in the Harris Chapel at Nixa with the Rev. John H. Alley officiating. Burial was in the Payne Cemetery. A member of the Nixa Christian Church, she is survived by a son, Byron of Nixa; a granddaughter and two great granddaughters.
Edwards, Illa M. (Wiggins) 2 Aug 1916 - 31 Jan 1986 OH 6 Feb 1986 p3
[Note: Daughter of Henry L. & Minnie B. (Wimmer) Wiggins]
Services for Illa M. Edwards, 69, Springfield, were held Feb. 5 in Greenlawn North Chapel with the Rev. Guy Lawyer officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Edwards died Jan. 31 in Park Central Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Springfield and was a member of Temple Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Ona McKinzie, Springfield and Shirley McPeak, Perryville, Md.; a son, Roscoe, Willard; a brother, Chesley Wiggins, Springfield; two sisters, Leta Tindle and Mable Hilton, both of Ozark; and five grandchildren.
Edwards, Infant died 13 Nov 1906 CCR 15 Nov 1906
[Note: Son of Nat & ? ( ) Edwards]
The infant son of Nat Edward’s died last Tuesday in Springfield and was buried Wednesday in the grave yard here.
Edwards, Irving W. 5 Dec 1836 - 14 Jul 1914 CCR 31 Jul 1914
[Note: Son of James Wright & Martha "Patsy" (Kennamore) Edwards; married Harriet Jane Herndon]
It becomes my sad duty to announce the death of one of our oldest and best known citizens of Christian county, Irving W. Edwards, at the home of his son, John I. Edwards, Tuesday, July 14, at four o’clock. Uncle Irving, as we all knew him, will be missed by all, for his kind, humble and Christ-like spirit, kind to all who came in contact with him in his daily walk. He was tenderly cared for during his brief illness, but when the Angel read the summons of death, the nearest and dearest had to stand back and submit to the Master’s call. But the calm and mild expression of his face gave evidence that the gates of eternal live stood ajar and that our Saviour was ready to welcome him into our Father’s house of many mansions, and our loss is Heaven’s gain. He was born in Murry county, Tennessee, December 5, 1836. He came to this county in the fall of 1852 with his parents, James W. and Martha P. Edwards. He was 77 years, 7 months and 9 days old at the time of his death. He was one among the best old time public school teachers of the 70’s. He obeyed the Gospel in early manhood and lived a consistent Christian life until death, and died in the hope of eternal life; he was conscious when death came to end his life on earth. As a father, he was tender and kind, as a brother he was loving and true, as a citizen, he was honest and fair. He leaves one son, two brothers and four sisters besides a host of relatives and friends to mourn his departure. The remains were laid to rest in the McConnell cemetery where many friends attended. We can only say to our bereaved ones, weep not for those who have gone on before, as those who have no hope, for we believe if we will do our duty and live faithfully, we will some day meet our dear father where no partings will ever come. A loved one from us has gone. A voice we loved is stilled; A place is vacant in our hearts Which never can be filled. Sweetly be his silent slumber. Quietly in his grave so low. He no more will join our number. Or no more our troubles know. May he watch upon us While on this lonely earth we roam, We will try and be contented, for God knows best and took him home. A Friend
Edwards, John Irving 26 Mar 1866 - 20 Aug 1923 CCR 24 Aug 1923 p 1
[Note: Son of Irving W. & Harriet Jane (Herndon) Edwards; married 14 Oct 1886 Allie Onar Faught 23 Jan 1869 - 22 Sep 1944]
John I. Edwards, aged 57 years died at his home two miles southwest of Nixa, Sunday, August 19th 1923. Funeral arrangements were made by the Ozark Undertaking Co. with T. L. Robertson in charge and services held and conducted by Rev. Laden R. Wallace at the McDonnell Cemetery where interment was made.
Edwards, John Irving 26 Mar 1866 - 20 Aug 1923 CCR 31 Aug 1923 p1
Card of Thanks
We want to express our sincere appreciation of the many kindly acts shown us during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father. The many words of sympathy gave evidence of the loving sympathetic hearts of the good people of our community. In our hearts there will ever be a loving remembrance of those tried and true friends and especially to Dr. Robertson for his trying efforts. May God’s richest blessings come to all who helped us in this hour of trial is the prayer of the wife and children.
Mrs. John Edwards, Bertha, Reba, Lorene, Roscoe Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Edwards and Family Mr. and Mrs. Alvie Bolin and Family Mr. and Mrs. Allen Glenn and Son.
Edwards, John Irving 26 Mar 1866 - 20 Aug 1923 CCR 7 Sep 1923 p1
In fond remembrance of our dear husband, father and son, John Irving Edwards, who was born in Christian County, Missouri, March 26th, 1866 and died at his home near Nixa, Mo., August 20th, 1923, aged 57 years, 4 months and 20 days. He was married to Allie Onar Faught, October 30th, 1886. To this union was born eight children, one in infancy having preceded him to the land of rest. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, two sons, Ernest and Roscoe; five daughters, Bertha, Reba, Lorene, Mrs. Gertie Bolin, Mrs. Vesta Glenn, ten grandchildren, and an aged mother and two brothers of Sherman, Texas. He professed faith in Christ and united with the Nixa Christian church December 13th, 1921 and lived a devoted Christian life and died in the full triumphs of a living faith. Papa will be missed by all of his kind, humble and Christ-like spirit - kind to all who came in contact with him in his daily walk, for to know him was to love him. He was tenderly cared for during his brief illness but when the angel read the summons of death the nearest and dearest had to stand back and submit to the Master’s call. But the calm and mild expression of his face gave evidence that the gates of eternity stood ajar and that our savior was ready to welcome him into out father’s house of many mansions and our loss is Heaven’s gain. It seems only a few short years to mama that she and papa traveled life’s pathway together, sharing each others joys and sorrows. As a husband he was devoted and true. As a father, he was loving and kid. As a citizen, he was honest and fair. A beautiful and impressive service of text and sons were conducted by Rev. Alden R. Wallace of Arcadia, Kansas, after which the remains were laid to rest in the McConnell cemetery where many friends attended. Written by his daughter, Vesta Glenn
Edwards, John Irving 26 Mar 1866 - 20 Aug 1923 CCR 27 Aug 1926 p1
[Note: Son of Irving W. & Harriet Jane (Herndon) Edwards; married 14 Oct 1886 CCM Onar A. Faught 23 Jan 1869 - 22 Sep 1944]
In loving memory of our dear husband and father, John I. Edwards who left us three years ago today, August 20, 1923. He had gone -our precious husband and father Where we will see his face no more, But we will meet him over yonder On that calm and peaceful shore. Our papa is gone but nor forgotten, Never will his memory fade. Sweetest though will ever linger Around the place where he is laid. Oh, darling papa, how we miss you None but God can ever tell, Yet we cannot doubt his wisdom For he doeth all things well. In all your suffering, Not a murmur did we hear, For you were ever patient With a smile and word of cheer. For three long years a face is missing. There is still a vacant chair We no longer hear your echo On the daily morning air. Yes, dear papa, God called you home To dwell with all the blest, And we know that you are happy In that blessed home of rest. So loving memories we will cherish While you dear face no more we’ll see But for you our love will not perish In our hearts, you’ll ever be. Sadly missed by wife and children. Vesta Glenn, daughter.
Edwards, John Peter 20 Dec 1855 - 8 Aug 1927 CCR 11 Aug 1927 p1
[Note: Son of James Wright & Martha "Patsy" (Kennamore) Edwards; married 15 Nov 1885 Callie A. Clemens 5 Dec 1858 - 27 Mar 1937 m/1 Chaffin]
Peter Edwards, age 71 years, 7 months and 19days, died suddenly after retiring to bed August 8th at his home 5 miles south of Nixa. Funeral services were held at the McConnell cemetery at 3 p.m. August 10th with burial under direction of T. B. Chaffin.
Edwards, John Pinkney 1 Dec 1890 - 7 Jan 1945 CCR 18 Jan 1945 p1
[Note: Son of John R./Peter & Callie A. (Clemens) Edwards; married Eva Mae McConnell 2 May 1897 - 3 Jan 1973]
John P. Edwards was born Dec. 1, 1890 and passed away Jan.7, 1945. He was united in marriage to Miss Mae McConnell and to this union were born three children. One son, Noel, died in infancy. He was converted and baptized early in life and maintained a steadfast devotion during his lifetime. Survivors are his widow, Mae; one daughter, Mrs. Jewell Ghan of Clever; one son, Ward of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Patsy Rhea of Springfield, and Mrs. Lucy Sparkman of Portland, Ore., and other relatives. Funeral services were held at the McConnell cemetery Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Roscoe Harding of Nixa. Burial was under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.
Edwards, Juanita J. (Gibson) 5 Nov 1928 - 13 Jun 1999 CCH-N 7 Jul 1999
[Note: Daughter of Samuel A. & Lucille (Karrow) Gibson; married Ward W. Edwards 24 May 1926 - 5 Feb 1967]
Mrs. Juanita Edwards, 70, died Sunday, June 13 in Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, after a long illness. Services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 1999 in Birch Funeral Chapel, Everton with burial in McConnell Cemetery, Nixa, with the Rev. Kenneth Gaines and Rebecca York officiating. Visitation was also at Birch Funeral Chapel. She was united in marriage to Ward Edwards in March, 1948 and they lived in the Nixa area several years. He preceded her in death in February, 1967. She is survived by one daughter, Gail Holland and husband, Shawn, one grandson, Zachary and one granddaughter, Jessica, Everton; two sisters, Jean Gilmett, Everton; and Berniece Kendrick; Des Arc, MO; one brother, Howard Gibson, Oklahoma, and a sister-in-law, Jewell Ghan, Clever; and several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She became a Christian early in life; worked at various types of work, loved the outdoors and her hobby was fishing.
Edwards, LaNita Kay (Latimer) Adams 1944 - 22 Feb 2004 SN-L 24 Feb 2004
[Note: Daughter of Hubert Floyd & Lorraine ( ) Latimer; married first ? Adams; married Bobby Edwards]
LaNita Kay Edwards, 59, of Nixa, lost her battle with cancer at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Mo., on February 22, 2004. She was preceded in death by her father, Hubert Floyd Latimer, and is survived by her mother, Lorraine Latimer Breedlove; husband, Bobby Edwards of Nixa, Mo.; son, Brent Adams and wife Billie, of Raymore, Mo.; son, Wesley Edwards of Nixa, Mo.; brother, Dennis Latimer and wife Kathi McDermott, of Nixa, Mo.; and Shadow, her beloved Labrador Retriever. She leaves behind a multitude of friends, including Lori Ashlock, Diane Cooper, Pat and Chris Harstick, Kay Lewis Johnson, Janet Sutton, Mikey Trescott, Robin Trowbridge, and Freddie Wise, who will miss her smile and the beauty and joy she brought to everyone whose life she touched. A native of Independence, Mo., LaNita graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1963. She was a hair stylist for years before pursuing her true passion, interior design. In 1995, she moved to Nixa, Mo., working as a designer for Habersham Interiors and James Decor, before realizing her lifelong dream of launching her own company, Interior Designs. Memorial services will be Tuesday, February 24, at 11 a.m. in Adams Funeral Home in Nixa. The family wishes to express its gratitude to Dr. Robert Carolla, his staff, and the nurses and aides on the Oncology floor at Cox South Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Edwards, LaNita Kay (Latimer) Adams 1944 - 22 Feb 2004 CCH-N 23 Feb 2004
LaNita Kay Edwards, 59, Nixa, died Feb. 22, 2004 at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield after a battle with cancer. A native of Independence, Edwards graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1963. She was a hair stylist for years before pursuing her true passion, interior design. In 1995, she moved to Nixa and began working as a designer for Habersham Interiors and James Decor before realizing her lifelong dream by launching her own company, Interior Designs. She was preceded in death by her father, Hubert Floyd Latimer. Survivors include her mother, Lorraine Latimer Breedlove; her husband, Bobby Edwards, Nixa; two sons, Brent Adams and wife Billie, Raymore, and Wesley Edwards, Nixa, MO; one brother, Dennis Latimer and wife Kathi McDermott, Nixa; and Shadow, her beloved Labrador Retriever. She leaves behind a multitude of friends including Lori Ashlock, Diane Cooper, Pat and Chris Harstick, Kay Lewis Johnson, Janet Sutton, Mikey Trescott, Robin Trowbridge and Freddie Wise who will miss her smile and the beauty and joy she brought to everyone whose life she touched. Memorial services were at 11 a.m. Feb. 24 at Adams Funeral Home in Nixa. The family wishes to express its gratitude to Dr. Robert Carolla, his staff, and the nurses and aides on the Oncology floor at Cox South Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004
Edwards, Larry D. 24 Feb 1951 – 20 Feb 2000 CCH-N 23 Feb 2000
[Note: Son of Albert J. “Jack” & Bernadine ( ) Edwards; married 22 Dec 1973 Alice Dunn]
Larry D. Edwards, age 48, Ozark, passed away at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, following a long illness. Larry was born Feb. 24, 1951, to Albert J. “Jack” and Bernadene Edwards. He was raised on a farm near Forsyth, Mo. His father preceded him in death. He was married to Alice Dunn on Dec. 22, 1973. Larry had worked for the past 11 years as Fiberglass Administrator for Tracker Marine in Springfield. He enjoyed spending time at the beach and fishing. Larry was a loving husband, “poppa” son and brother. His smile and kindness will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Survivors include: his wife Alice and two daughters, Jennifer and Ashley Edwards, of the home; his mother, Bernadene Edwards; his mother-in-law, Ruth Shillings; a brother, Bill Edwards and wife Charlotte; two sisters, Linda King and husband Roy, and Betty Mitchell and husband Leon, all of Ozark; a sister-in-law, Mary Gray and husband Don, Alton, Mo; three nephews, Richard King, Detroit, MI, Randy Mitchell and wife Erni, Ozark and Landon Gray, Alton; two nieces, Pam King, Ozark, and Tara Gray, Alton; and one great-nephew and two great-nieces. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wed. Feb. 23, 2000 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Reverend Terry Kendrick officiating. Burial will be in Dickens Cemetery, Taneyville. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000 in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of the Ozarks.
Edwards, Lawrence Arthur 19 Apr 1901 - 6 Nov 1984 OH 15 Nov 1984 p11
[Note: married Alverda - MAY be Alverda C. Edwards 4 Oct 1909 - 24 Dec 1997 SSDI record]
Services for Lawrence A. Edwards, 83, Bruner, were held Nov. 9 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Revs. Dennis Swift and Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery, Masonic rites were conducted by the Sparta Lodge No, 206. Mr. Edwards died Nov. 6 in Springfield General Hospital after a short illness. He retired to Missouri in 1964 from Western Springs, Ill., Mr. Edwards was an honorary member and past patron of Western Springs No. 977 Order of the Eastern Star, past master of Western Springs Masonic Lodge No. 1136 AF&M, a member of Sparta Chapter No. 326 Order of the Eastern Star, the Sparta Lodge No. 296 AF&M, the Scottish Rite Consistory, Joplin, and Sparta First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Alverda; a brother, John H., Mountain Home, Ark.; a sister, Louise Johnson, Western Springs, Ill.; and nieces and nephews.
Edwards, Linda Sue (Harms) 27 Aug 1946 - 20 Aug 2008 SN-L 21 Aug 2008
[Note: Daughter of Leonard Eldon & Lois Fern (Tucker) Harms; married Ron Edwards]
Linda Sue Edwards, age 61, of Nixa, Mo., passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2008, in St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo. She was born August 27, 1946, in Windsor, Mo., the daughter of Leonard Eldon Harms and Lois Fern (Tucker) Harms. Linda was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister Patricia Lou Fail. She is survived by her husband, Ron Edwards of the home; one daughter, Christy Johnson of Indianapolis, Ind.; one son, Trevor Edwards of Springfield, Mo.; three sisters, Carol Brauer of Greenridge, Mo., Deborah Riggs of California, Mo., and Mary Beth Kamphefner of Sedalia, Mo.; one brother, James David Harms of Greenridge, Mo.; six grandchildren, Hunter and Nikki Edwards, and Maggie, Doug, Evan and Ryan Johnson; and many other relatives and friends. Arrangements are being handled by Walnut Lawn Funeral Home LTD., 2001 W. Walnut Lawn St., Springfield, Mo., where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 21. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 22, at 11:30 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Missouri Veteran's Cemetery, Springfield, Mo., at 1 p.m. Friday, following the funeral service. An online memorial may be signed at www.walnutlawnfuneralhome.com.
Edwards, Lona Mae “Flo“ (Keltner) 2 Jul 1868 - 13 May 1949 CCR 19 May 1949
[Note: Daughter of Francis J. “Frank” & Mary M. (Glidewell) Keltner; married Frank Edwards; MO DC says mother‘s maiden name is Patterson]
Lona Mae Keltner was born to Frank and Mary Keltner near Mentor, Missouri, on July 2, 1868 and departed this life May 14, 1949, in her home near Nixa, at the age of 80 years, 10 months, and 11 days. She had lived practically all her life in the Nixa community. She had been a member of the Christ Adelphian church since early age. She leaves to mourn her departure one daughter, Mrs. Elma Tinsley of Little Rock, Ark.; a niece, Mrs. Ethel Darr of Nixa; a nephew, A.D. Hoffman of Los Angeles, Calif.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Clifford Schaefer of Nixa; one sister, Mrs. G. Purd Hays of Ozark; two great-grandchildren; other nieces and nephews, many other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted Saturday in the Nixa Christian church with Rev. Roscoe Harding and Rev. B. Frank West officiating. Burial was in the Payne cemetery under direction of the Maples-Harris Funeral Home of Nixa.
Edwards, Lonie Priscilla (Wood) 5 Oct 1867 - 12 Aug 1902 CCR 28 Aug 1902
[Note: Daughter of Stephen A. & Cizair ( ) Wood; married 8 Nov 1888 CCM Ebenezer E. Edwards 14 Apr 1859 - 4 Oct 1902]
Mrs. L. P. Edwards was born near Ozark, Mo., Oct 5, 1857, died Aug 12, 1902. She was married to E. E. Edwards, Nov. 7, 1888. To this union there were given six children, three of whom are with the mother and three with the father. About one year ago, Mrs. E. began to be in poor health. Only a short time was needed to discover the approach of that dread disease, consumption, upon her system. All that physician’s skill or the tenderest touch of the patient nurse could do seemed but to aggravate the disease, she grew steadily worse to the end. Her sufferings were intense but she bore them patiently. She had never made a public profession of faith in Christ and yet as the end drew near, she became fully reconciled to her lot and her last hours were filled with trust and sweet submission to the Lord’s will, with true mother devotion, she spoke of the little ones she was to leave without a mother’s care. The afflicted and grief stricken husband has the sympathy of all in this community in this hour of sad bereavement. While the storm clouds are gathering may he be able to see the finger prints of god’s love and with humble submission to the Divine Will patiently await the time when he shall hear the summons’ “Come join thy loved ones gone on before;” There shall the links so quickly broken Be united by words of power spoken; And thou shall rest in realms of bliss; In a richer purer world than this; Lift now thy eyes oh brother dear, And see with undimmed vision clear; That world without a pain or tear; Where you can walk without a fear. A Friend
Edwards, Marjorie (Oliver) 24 Dec 1929 - 27 Jun 2010 SN-L 30 Jun 2010
[Note: Daughter of Clyde & Julia (Hargrove ) Oliver; married James Pete Edwards]
Marjorie (Oliver) Edwards, 80 of Springfield, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, June 27, 2010 in her home. She was born December 24, 1929 in Flint, Michigan, to Julia and Clyde Oliver. Marjorie was a member of First Baptist Church of Ozark, but enjoyed her Sunday School Class at Second Baptist Church in Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde Oliver and Julia Hargrove. Marjorie is survived by her husband, James (Pete) Edwards of the home; a daughter, Rebecca Bower of Bradenton, Fla.; two sons, Dale and Randall Edwards both of Ozark; and a daughter, Joy Edwards Reynaud (Rusty) of Strafford; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; her siblings, Robert Oliver, Mary Connors, Tom Hargrove and Donna Limron. Funeral services will be Friday, July 2, 2010 at 10 a.m. in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel with Brother Jim Jeffries officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www. gormanscharpf.com
Edwards, Matthew William 18 Oct 1868 - 8 Jul 1942 CCR 16 Jul 1972 p8
[Note: Son of William & Mary J. (Stanly) Edwards; married 4 Apr 1895 Clementine Qualls 28 Mar 1877 - 5 Jun 1971; tombstone gives birthday as 18 Oct, obit says 8 Oct]
Matthew William Edwards was born Oct. 8, 1868, in Dallas county, Mo., and was united in marriage to Miss Clementine Qualls April 14, 1895. To this union were born four children, two sons, and two daughters, Cecil, who preceded him in death in infancy, Elry of Schell City, Mo., Monroe of Nixa and Marie of Parma, Idaho. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, two sons and one daughter and four grandchildren, Jimmie Lee and Martha Edwards of Nixa, Irma and Velma Skelton of Parma, Idaho, and a host of relatives and friends. He united with the Baptist church when a young man, and was ordained Deacon in 1912. He lived an untiring Christian life until his departure July 8, 1942. Short funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the home near Reed Springs, Mo., conducted by Rev. Reese. Then at 2:30 p.m. services were held at Nixa Baptist church conducted by Rev. Harding. Burial was made in Delaware cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.
Edwards, Nadyne C. (Rethford) 26 Jul 1919 - 2 Jan 2008 SN-L 4 Jan 2008
[Note: Daughter of Arch & Flora ( ) Rethford]
Nadyne C. Edwards, 88, born July 26, 1919, in Fordland, Mo., passed away Jan. 2, 2008, in Strafford Care Center. She lived in Douglas County at the Dogwood Store for over 50 years. Her children were born there and she worked 30 years at Hagale Garment Factory in Ozark. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arch and Flora Rethford. She is survived by three children, Joann and Mike Bishop, Springfield, Leon and Charla Edwards, Rogersville, and Anita Shirkey, Springfield; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at Greenlawn North from 7 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 4. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 5, at the Dogwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Roy Cantrell officiating.
Edwards, Nancy Mae “Nannie” (Grider) Melton 10 Dec 1883 - 15 Mar 1945 CCR 22 Mar 1945 p1
[Note: Daughter of Thomas Martin & Eleanor "Ellen" (Forgey) Grider; married 7 Dec 1903 Claud Melton 4 Apr 1878 - 5 Mar 1918; married 27 Apr 1920 CCM Oscar P. Edwards 8 May 1887 - 10 Aug 1941]
Nan Mae Edwards, 61, passed away at her home March 16, 1945. In 1903 she was united in marriage to Claude E. Melton and to this union were born six children, two of whom preceded her in death. She was converted into the Baptist church in 1908 and lived a faithful Christian life. She is survived by four sons, Ward Melton of St. Louis, Mo., Wade Melton of Charleston, S.C., Earl Melton of Nixa; and Frank Edwards of the U.S. Coast Guard; three daughters, Mrs. Erma Lord, Mineral Wells, Texas, Miss Wyval Edwards and Mrs. Colleen Bilyeu of Springfield, Mo.; three brothers, George Grider of Springfield, and Charley Grider of Bolivar, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Meese and Mrs. Neva Edwards, both of Springfield and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday in the Nixa Christian church were conducted by Rev. Floyd Hanks of Springfield with burial in the McConnell cemetery under direction of Maples of Clever.
Edwards, Narcissa Logue (Johnson) 31 Oct 1825 - 11 Feb 1906 CCR 22 Feb 1906 p1
[Note: Daughter of Abner H. & Mary “Polly” (Mobley) Johnson, Jr. ; married William Carroll Edwards 21 Sep 1818 - 3 Apr 1898; Randy McConnell’s Johnson history on Christian County GenWeb gives her middle name as Eveline]
Mrs. Narcissa Edwards died February 11, at her home near Nixa. She was born in Kentucky in 1825 and moved to Missouri in 1852, living at the old home place ever since. She had seen Christian county grow and develop from a wild, pioneer land into a commonwealth of riches and fertility. In truth her people were of the pioneers of the west. She had one Uncle wounded in the battle of Horse Shoe Bend in the great uprising of Red Eagle, the chief of the Creek Indians. Her father and brother laid the brick in the court house at Ozark. While she had the blood of the pioneer, she also had the spirit of hospitality that pervaded all that class of men and women who paved the way for the westward march of civilization. Her six children, Frank, John P., Callie. Corda and Mrs. G. P. S. Brown, of Nixa and Mrs Arch Ward, of Greene county, all mourn her loss bitterly. The genial warmth of the mother heart is gone; the kindly faced woman who bore them and folded them in her arms is dead. No more do they hard the loving voice; no more do they see the dear old face. Folded forever are the hands so busy in ministering love, and the kindly presence of a mother’s form has been taken from those who loved her, to be part of the glory of that other world, where the parted meet again, and those we have loved and lost are found once more. The sympathy of the community goes out to the entire family, for every man and woman knows there is no grief like the grief that bows the human heart at the side of an open grave.
Edwards, Oscar P. 8 May 1887 - 10 Aug 1941 CCR 14 Aug 1941 p1
[Note: Son of John R./Peter & Callie (Clemens) Edwards; married 27 Aug 1920 CCM Nancy May "Nannie" Grider 10 Dec 1883 - 15 Mar 1945 who m/1 Claud Melton]
Oscar Edwards, 54-year-old World War veteran, and step-father of Earl Melton of Ozark, died Sunday afternoon in the veterans; hospital in Hines, IL. Funeral services were at the Christian Church in Nixa Wednesday. Military services at the grave were in charge of the Ozark American Legion post. Besides Melton, Edwards is survived by his wife, Nannie; two daughters, Wyval and Coleen; one son, Frank; two step-sons, Ward Melton of St. Louis and Wade Melton of Charleston, S.C.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Enia Lard of Texas; one brother, John Edwards of Nixa; and two sisters, Mrs. Patsy Ray of Springfield and Mrs. Lucy Sparkman of California.
Edwards, Roscoe C. 5 Mar 1901 - 24 May 1989 NN-E 1 Jun 1989
Roscoe C. Edwards, 85, of Springfield, died at 1:42 p.m. May 24 at St. John's Regional Health Center after a long illness. Services for Mr. Edwards were held May 27 at Greenlawn Funeral Home North with the Rev. Hal Bergen officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Mr. Edwards was a retired timber dealer and a member of the Temple Baptist Church. His survivors include a son, Roscoe, Jr., Willard; two daughters, Shirley McPeak, Perryville, Maryland, and Ona McKinzie, Springfield; two sisters, Reba Baumberger, Brookline, and Lorene Flood, Nixa; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Edwards, Ross G. 27 Sep 1915 - 8 May 1988 NN-E 18 May 1989
[Note: married Sara]
Ross G. Edwards, 73, of Springfield, died at 12:30 p.m. May 8 in his home following a year-long illness. Services for Mr. Edwards were held May 10 at the Greenlawn Funeral Home South with the Rev. Jesse Cunningham officiating. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery. Mr. Edwards was a former resident of Cassville and Liberal. Prior to his retirement, he owned and operated Lum's DX Service Station on South Campbell for 13 years. He was a member of South Haven Baptist Church. Mr. Edwards' survivors include his wife, Sara; a son, Jerry and his wife, DeeAnn, Halltown; a daughter, Tana Pyle, Nixa; two brothers, Maurice, Dallas, Oregon and Carl, Simpson, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Mildred Blankenship, Monett, and Judy Porter, Belton; and five grandchildren, Todd Pyle, Nick Pyle, Adam Pyle, Scott Edwards and Sara Edwards. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.