Edwards, Thomas Benjamin, d. 1948 - Elkins, ?, d. 1898


Edwards, Thomas Benjamin 23 Apr 1866 - 10 Jul 1948 CCR 15 Jul 1948

[Note: Son of James B. & Sarah (Snoddy) Edwards; married 16 Aug 1889 Nancy J. Robertson; married 20 Dec 1903  Mary Jane Turner 4 Mar 1880 - 9 Dec 1953]

Thomas Benjamin Edwards, son of James and Sarah Edwards, was born April 23, 1866 at Norborn, Mo., and passed away at his home in Brookline, Mo., July 10, 1948, at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 17 days. He was married to Nancy J. Robertson August 16, 1889 and to this union were born three children. Mrs. Edwards preceded him in death. He was married to Mary Turner Dec. 20, 1903 and to this union were born five children, three having died in infancy. He was converted at an early age and united with the Mt. Sinai Baptist church. He served as deacon for 23 years and at the time of his death was a member of the Brookline Baptist church. Those who survive him are his companion, Mary Edwards, and five children, three sons and two daughters; William E. of Elkland, Alpha of Detroit, Mich., and Charles of Caldwell, Idaho; Mrs. Jane Wilson of Billings, Rt. 1, and Flora Edwards of the home, and Gene Edwards, a grandson whom he reared, also of the home; one sister, Bell Hughes; 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends to mourn his passing. He was a good citizen a loving father and companion and lived a true devoted Christian life. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Monday in the Mt. Sinai Baptist church conducted by Rev. Lynn Swadley of Springfield, with burial in the Frazier chapel under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.


Edwards, Thomas Dylan 3 Jul 1971 - 10 Apr 1987  OH 16 Apr 1987 p1

[Note: Son of Terry L. & Thelma (Jacoby) Edwards]

Billings  Youth, Branson Man Die In Two Accidents

Last Friday afternoon, 15-year-old Thomas Dyman Edwards of Billings was killed in a two-vehicle accident on U. S. 60, three miles west of Republic. Edwards and 16-year-old Raymond Stapp, wo was critically injured, were riding in the back of a pickup being driven by Bryan Ryan, 16, Billings, Michael Nepper, also 16, was a passenger in the pickup. Stapp was taken to Cox Medical Center South, Springfield and Ryan and Nepper were taken to St. John’s Regional Health Center with minor injuries. The pickup truck was struck broadside by a tractor trailer driven by Ervin Uhrid, 48, of Springfield. Uhrig suffered minor injuries.

In another accident Saturday morning, a Branson man, David Hepko, 25, died after his truck left the road and rolled several times in the median on US Highway 65, one mile south of Ozark. Hepko was killed when he was thrown from the vehicle.


Edwards, Thomas Dylan 3 Jul 1971 - 10 Apr 1987  OH 16 Apr 1987 p7

Services for Thomas Dylan Edwards, 15, BIllings, were held April 13 in Meadors Chapel, Billings, with Bishop Ed Sherwood officiating. Burial was in Smart Cemetery. Thomas died April 10 as a result of an automobile accident. He was a sophomore at Billings High School, was selected twice as student of the month, was a finalist in the Arizona State Spelling Bee, was a member and treasurer of Billings 4-H Club, had served on the livestock judging team, and was a member of the Church of Latter-Day Saint, Monett where, where he was a teacher. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Terry L. Edwards, of the home; two brothers, Charles Eric and Buster Hoyt, both of the home; one sister, Elisha Michele, of the home; and his grandparents, Mrs. Shirley Kay Edwards, Apache Junction, Ariz. and Morris and Viola Jacoby, Show Low, Ariz.


Edwards, Wade H. 10 Sep 1906 - 25 Mar 1982 OH 1 Apr 1982 p11

[Note: Son of Thomas & Maggie M. (Davis) Edwards; married Jessie E. Sheppard; obit DOES say he died  four days after his funeral - don‘t know which date is correct]

Services for Wade H. Edwards, 75, Comstock, Mich., were held March 21 at Langeland Memorial Chapel in Kalamazoo, Mich. with Walter Burns officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Comstock. Mr. Edwards died March 25 after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Jessie E. Sheppard Edwards; six sons, Morris and Bob, both of Kansas City, Joe, Elkland, Jack and Eddie, both of Comstock, and Larry, Kalamazoo; five daughters, Mrs. Betty Battenburg, Duncanville, Texas, Mrs. Mary Hendricksen, Mrs. Sue Mansfield, Mrs. Dorothy Sanford and Mrs. Carol Melson, all of Comstock; a brother, Deward, Sister Lakes, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Daisy Mincks, Nixa; 33 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Edwards, Ward W. 24 May 1926 - 5 Feb 1967

[Note: Son of John P. & Eva Mae (McConnell) Edwards; married Juanita J. Gibson 5 Nov 1928 - 13 Jun 1999]

Ward W. Edwards, 40, Santa Rosa, Calif., a former Springfield resident and a Nixa resident, died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, in the Veterans Hospital, Martinez, Calif., after an illness of several months.  A World War II veteran, Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife, Juanita; a daughter, Gail Lee of the home; his mother, Mrs. Mae Edwards, Republic; and a sister, Mrs. Jewell Ghan, Route 1, Clever.  Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in Harris Chapel at Nixa with the Rev. Joseph M. Fahl officiating.  Burial was in McConnell Cemetery. (Christian County Republican – 16 February 1967).


Egdahl, Ana (Fulton) Jan 1896 -  Sep 1979 OH 27 Sep 1979 p11

[Note: Daughter of John H. & Maldia Notie (Wills) Fulton;  married Clarence Egdahl]

Mrs. Clarence Egdahl recently died in Schofield, Wis. She was the former Ana Fulton, a daughter of the late John and Notie (Wills) Fulton of the Rogersville area. Besides her husband, Clarence, she is survived by a daughter, Guinn of Phoenix, Arizona, two sisters, Mrs. Leta Malonee of Rogersville and Mrs. Pat Wheeler of Wichita Falls, Texas. Services and burial was in Schofield, where the Egdahl had spent of their long married life.


Ege, Eliza J. (Ezzard) 17 Jul 1914 - 19 Mar 2005 SN-L 22 Mar 2005

[Note: married Ralph Dewey Ege 1898 - 22 Dec 1968]

Eliza J. Ezzard Ege left her earthly home to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 19, 2005, in Manor Care Nursing Home. She was 90 years of age. She was born on July 17, 1914, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Ralph D. Ege; her parents; three brothers; and one sister. She is survived by seven children who loved her dearly. They are Richard Ege of Ozark, Mo., Dwain Ege and Sharon of Springfield, Mo., Martha Williams and Jerry of Republic, Mo., Joe Ege and Linda of Springfield, Mo., Jerry Ege and Helen of Jenks, Okla., Fred Ege and Judie of Springfield, Mo., Cecelia Riley and Russ of Springfield, Mo.; 20 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Mary Humble of Springfield, Mo.; as well as many other family members, extended family, and friends. She had a special pet, Precious, who was her constant companion for the last three years. Eliza was a member of First Baptist Church of Springfield, Mo., and a foster grandmother for Head Start for many years. Eliza loved to bake and often shared the fruits of her labor with her family and friends. She took great pride in her flower garden each summer and in the winter loved to embroider. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was "spunky" with a great sense of humor and a mischievous smile. She touched the lives of everyone who knew her. She will be sorely missed by all. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2005, in the chapel at First Baptist Church, Springfield, with the Rev. Scott Watson officiating. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. Visitation is tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.


Ege, Ralph Dewey 1898 - 22 Dec 1968   CCR 26 Dec 1968 p8

[Note: married Eliza J. Ezzard 17 Jul 1914 - 19 Mar 2005]

Ralph Dewey Ege, 70, of Springfield, died in St. John’s Hospital at 12:20 a.m. Sunday. A machinist at Frisco diesel shops, Mr. Ege attended Jehovah’s Witness Church. He is survived by his wife, Eliza J.; five sons, Richard D., Ozark, Dwain, Springfield, Joe, Nixa, Jerry, Springfield, and Seaman Frederick Ege, U. S. Navy and two daughters, Mrs. Martha Stokes And Mrs. Cecelia Clay of Springfield. Also surviving are two brothers, David D. and Eugene, both of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Humble, Springfield and Mrs. Helen Conkle, Little Rock, Ark.; and his mother, Mrs. Sadie Ege, Springfield.


Egger, Ivon (Howard) 1912 - Nov 1941 CCR 20 Nov 1941 p5

[Note: Daughter of Dallas & Lulu (Gahagan) Howard; married Erwin F. Egger 20 Dec 1910 - 8 Feb 1995]

Funeral services for Mrs. Erwin Egger, 28, of Highlandville, MO, who died Saturday afternoon in the St. Luke Hospital at Kansas City, MO, were held Monday at 2 pm in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Floyd Hanks of Ozark, with burial in the Tory cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, MO. Those who survive her are her husband, Erwin Egger, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Howard and one sister, Mrs. Christopher Wolff of Highlandville, MO.


Eggert, Laura G. (Henderson) Eggert 7 Aug 1936 - 9 Jan 1999  CCH-N 20 Jan 1999

[Note: Daughter of Harry & Laura (  ) Henderson; married John Eggert 11 Sep 1934 - 24 Feb 2002; married 14 Dec 1968 Robert H. Eggert 12 Jun 1937 - 30 Oct 2008]

Laura G. Eggert, 62, Nixa, passed away Saturday, January 9 in her home. Laura was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 7, 1936, to Harry and Laura Henderson. On December 14, 1968, she was married to Robert H. Eggert in Chicago. She was a self-employed business owner of "Granny's Cleaning Ladies." Laura's family was the most important thing in her life. She was a member of The Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Nixa. She was preceded in death by a son William on March 9, 1995. She is survived by her husband, Robert of the home; her children, Patricia Trapp and her husband, Gordon; Chicago, Illinois, John and his wife Roberta, Howell, New Jersey, Albert and his ex-wife Betsy, Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Rebecca Nall and her husband Kenneth, and Vicki Eggert, all of Nixa, and Charlene Flippie, Chicago, Ill.; and grandchildren, Jon Eggert, Cheri Hogue, and Katie Hogue, all of Nixa. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 13, in Harris, A Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial was in McConnell Cemetery.


Eggert, William Edward “Bill” 23 Jul 1960 - 9 Mar 1995  CCH-N 15 Mar 1995

[Note: Son of John & Laura G. (Henderson) Eggert]

William Edward (Bill) Eggert, 34, Nixa, died Thursday, March 9, 1995, in his home. William was born July 23, 1960, in Chicago, Ill., the son of John and Laura Henderson Eggert. He lived most of his life in the Chicago area, moving to Nixa in 1989. He served as a volunteer soccer coach for the Nixa Parks and Recreation Department, where he was loved and respected by the children he coached. He was employed by Liggett & Platt in Springfield. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Helen Eggert; and his maternal grandparents, Harry and Laura Henderson. Survivors include his parents, Laura and Robert Eggert, Nixa; John and Ashlin Eggert, Arlington Heights, Ill.; two brothers, John Eggert and his wife Roberta, Howell, N.J. and Albert Eggert and his wife Elizabeth, Kenosha, Wis.; four sisters, Patricia Trapp and her husband Gordon, Berwin, Ill., Rebecca Hogue and her fiancée, Kenneth Nall, Nixa, Victoria Eggert, Nixa, Charlene Kilarski, Chicago, Ill.; two nieces, Charlene and Catherine Hogue; one nephew, Jonathan Eggert; a beloved godson, Christopher Thompson; and a beloved friend, Shannon Thompson; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Services were held Monday, March 13, 1995, in the Family of Christ Lutheran Church, Nixa, with the Rev. Dale Bond Sr. officiating. Burial was in the McConnell Cemetery, Nixa.


Eggleston, Beverly Maxine (Green) 26 Feb 1918 - 4 Mar 1997 CCH-N 8 Mar 1997

[Note: Daughter of Walter A. & Nancy (Allison) Green; married Robert G. Eggleston]

Beverly Maxine Green Eggleston, age 79, of Nixa, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997 in her home. She was born February 26, 1918 in Iola, Kansas and was the daughter of Walter A. and Nancy (Allison) Green. She and her husband, Robert, lived most of their lives in the Springfield area except for eleven years they spent in the Shell Knob area In 1989 they returned to Nixa where they were presently residing. Mrs. Eggleston was a member of Aldersgate Methodist Church in Nixa. She also enjoyed her membership with the Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild and Thursday Bees. Mrs. Eggleston was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include: her husband, Robert G. Eggleston; a son, Robert D. Eggleston and his wife, Louise, Loveland, Ohio; two daughters, Nancy O'Connor and her husband, Thomas, of Evergreen, Colorado, and Debbie Gillette and her husband, Bob, of Nixa; a foster daughter, Karen Greene and her husband, Jeff, of Birmingham, Alabama; six grandchildren, Jonathan Eggleston, Gregory Edgington, Christopher Paulson, Jennifer Paulson, Aaron Harris, and Amy Harris; a great-grandchild, Kaden Edgington; a brother, Harlan Green and his wife, Wilma, of Springfield. Funeral services were Friday, in Aldersgate Methodist Church in Nixa with Rev. Lee Strawhun officiating under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Eggleston, Robert Gerald 21 May 1917 - 6 Apr 2012 SN-L 8 Apr 2012 & SN-L 10 Apr 2012

[Note: Son of Benjamin & Elizabeth (   ) Eggleston; married Beverly Maxine Green 26 Feb 1918 - 4 Mar 1997; married Frances]

            Robert Gerald Eggleston, age 94, of Nixa, passed away April 6, 2012 in Mercy Hospital. He was born May 21, 1917 in Walnut, Kansas, the youngest of three sons of Elizabeth and Benjamin Eggleston. He attended Walnut High School and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He worked for numerous employers before starting a career with the Frisco Railroad in St. Louis and Springfield as Dining Car Stewart, Dining Car Superintendent and Freight Sales Agent. He retired from Burlington Northern Railroad in 1970 after 30 years of service. Robert placed his family first and was a hardworking man who cared deeply for his children. He loved hunting and fishing, gardening, and making homemade ice cream. He especially enjoyed sharing his hobbies with his children. As a proud American, he was honored by being able to go on an Honor Flight to Washington DC in 2009. Robert will always live in the memory of his family and be sorely missed. He was preceded in death by his first wife Beverly Green Eggleston in 1997. Survivors include: his wife, Frances Eggleston; a son, Robert Douglas Eggleston and wife Louise, Springfield; two daughters, Deborah Gillette and husband Robert of Nixa, and Nancy O'Connor and husband Thomas of Rogersville; a foster daughter, Karen Simon; three grandchildren, Chris Paulson of Denver, Colorado, Jennifer Paulson of Washington DC, and Jonathan Eggleston of Massachusetts; and a great-grandson, Kaden Edgington of Buffalo. A graveside funeral will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, in Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to Boys and Girls Town, 1212 W. Lombard, Springfield, MO 65806.

Ehbrecht, Tiffany Marie 24 Feb 1985 - 30 Mar 2010 SN-L 4 Apr 2010

[Note: Daughter of ? & Kathryn ( ) _____;  married Ryan Ehbrecht]

Tiffany Marie Ehbrecht, age 25, of Ozark, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2010. She was born February 24, 1985, and was a graduate of Ozark High School. Tiffany was a member of the National Guard and graduated in November, 2008 as a Combat Medic. She was a student at OTC where she was studying for an Occupational Therapy Degree. Survivors include her husband, Ryan; three children, Whitney, Weston, and Yasmine; her mother, Kathryn Wiechert; and a sister, Stephanie DeWitt. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 5, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial with military honors will follow in Hopedale Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until service time on Monday.


Ehbrecht, Tiffany Marie 24 Feb 1985 - 30 Mar 2010 CCH-N 7 Apr 2010

Tiffany Marie Ehbrecht, 25, of Ozark, passed away March 30, 2010.  She was born Feb. 24, 1985, and was a graduate of Ozark High School. Tiffany was a member of the National Guard and graduated in November 2008 as a combat medic. She was a student at OTC where she was studying for an occupational therapy degree. Survivors include: Her husband Ryan; three children, Whitney, Weston, and Yasmine; her mother, Kathryn Wiechert, and a sister, Stephanie DeWitt. Funeral services were 2 p.m. April 5, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.  Burial with military honors followed in Hopedale Cemetery. Visitation was from noon until service time.


Eib,  Larry Earl 4 Jun 1940 - 1 Mar 2005 SN-L 5 Mar 2005

[Note: Son of Orville Leslie & Rowena (Rusk) Eib]

Larry E. Eib, age 64, of Ozark, passed away Tuesday, March 1. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Eib, Larry Earl 4 Jun 1940 - 1 Mar 2005     SN-L 6 Mar 2005

Larry Eib, 64, Ozark, Mo., went to be with the Lord on March 1, 2005. He was born on June 4, 1940, in Normal, Ill., to Leslie and Rowena Eib. He graduated from Central High School in Springfield, in 1958, and shortly thereafter enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He quickly advanced in the electronics engineering area, holding the highest test scores at the Great Lakes Naval Training Facility for over 20 years and becoming an instructor there at a very young age. He then became involved in nuclear propulsion and worked at several naval nuclear facilities as well as on nuclear aircraft carriers, destroyers and submarines. He was part of a history-making nonstop cruise around the world using nuclear propulsion. His career led him on several around-the-world tours and took him and his family to New York, South Carolina, California, Hawaii, and back to Missouri. After his retirement from the Navy, he built and remodeled homes and had a passion for woodworking. He was always a health and fitness enthusiast, avid runner and bicyclist. He also enjoyed reading, photography and the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie Eib. Larry is survived by his mother, Rowena Eib, Ozark; his sister, Selma Jahn, Gurnee, Ill.; two daughters, Shelly Young and husband Curtis, Nixa, and Angie Orth and husband Gary, Ozark; three grandsons, Cory Ruggles, Tony Orth, and Riley Orth; two nieces, Heather Evans, Albany, Ore. and Laura Jahn, Waukegan, Ill.; three former step-sons, Dwaine, Keith and Vance Holland, their wives and their children, Caleb, Samantha, Carli, Emily, Makenna and Tyler; and many, many friends. Larry's kind nature, patience and love for his children, grandchildren and friends was evident to all who ever knew him. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. A graveside service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Association, 1500 S. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65804, would be greatly appreciated.


Eib, Orville Leslie 20 Sep 1908 - 25 May 1987 OH 28 May 1987 p5

[Note: married Rowena Rusk 2 Feb 1912 - 28 Jun 2010]

Services for Orville Leslie Eib, 78, Ozark, will be held Friday, May 29, at 2 p.m. in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Wade Compton officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery, Ozark. Mr. Eib died May 25. He had resided most of his life in West Virginia and moved to Ozark in 1974. He was an active member of the Ozark United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Rowena; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Carman Eib, Ozark; one daughter and son-in-law, Thelma and Ben Jahn, Waukegan, Ill.; three sisters, Frances Bonnert, Nutter Ford, W. Va., Marjorie Kraus, Allen Bridge, W. Va., Isabelle Wietcha, Warren, Ohio; four granddaughters, Angela Ruggles, Ozark, Laura Jahn, Waukegan, Heather Evans, Yokosuka, Japan, and Michelle Eib, Ozark; and one great grandson, Cory Ruggles, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ozark Methodist Church or the charity of the donor’s choice in lieu of flowers.


Eib, Rowena (Rusk) 2 Feb 1912 - 28 Jun 2010 SN-L 30 Jun 2010

[Note: Daughter of Earl & Selma (  ) Rusk; married Orville Leslie Eib 20 Sep 1908 - 25 May 1987]

Rowena Eib, age 98, of Ozark, passed away on Monday. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Thursday.


Eib, Rowena (Rusk) 2 Feb 1912 - 28 Jun 2010 SN-L 1 Jul 2010 & CCH-N 7 Jul 2010

Rowena L. Eib, 98, was born on February 2, 1912 , and went to be with the Lord on June 28, 2010. She was born in Bement, Ill., to Earl and Selma Rusk. She was married to Orville "Leslie" Eib (who preceded her in death in 1987) for 52 years. Rowena was a loving nurse, wife, mother, granny, and long time member of the Ozark United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Selma Jahn (Ben) of Green Bay, Wisc.; granddaughters, Angie Orth (Gary), and Shelly Eib, both of Ozark, Laura Jahn, Zion, Ill., and Heather Evans (Darren), of Albany, Oregon; great grandchildren, Cory Ruggles, Tony Orth, Riley Orth, Kathryn Wylie (Alex), Michael Evans and Lauren Evans. She became the proud great great granny of Emery Elizabeth Wylie, in 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie; her son, Larry; and brothers, Fred and William Rusk. Rowena's smile was a light that shone on everyone she met. Her love, gratitude and happy songs will live on in the hearts of all who knew her. A special thanks to the staff of the Hope Unit in Mercy Villa for their love and care of our precious "Granny". Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m., on Thursday, July 1, 2010, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time, Thursday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


Eichelberger, Hollis H. 1 Feb 1868 - 9 Feb 1948 CCR 18 Mar 1948

[Note: Son of Charles L. & Sarah Jane "Jennie" (Sheline)  Eichelberger; married  Isadora Ella Eoff 26 Aug 1873 - 13 Dec 1941]

Funeral services for Hollis H. Eichelberger, 80, of Sparta, who died Monday March 8, at Nevada, were held Wednesday afternoon, March 10, at 2 o’clock in the Sparta Christian church. Burial was in the Sparta cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. Survivors include one brother, Louis, of Jennings, Okla., and eight sisters, Mrs. Nellie Snonger of Sawyer, Kan., Mrs. Grace Sterns of Pratt, Kan., Mrs. Gertrude Bunch of Rock Island, Ill., Mrs. Anna Maynard of Kansas City, Mrs. Maud Ellis of Hot Springs, N.M., Mrs. Blanche Patrick of Butler, Mo., Mrs. Florence Estes of Springfield, and Mrs. Fannie Abbot of Sparta.


Eichelberger, Isadora Ella (Eoff) 26 Aug 1873 - 13 Dec 1941CCR 18 Dec 1941 p1

[Note: Daughter of Humphrey & Mary (Narval) Eoff; married Hollis H. Eichelberger 1 Feb 1868 - 9 Feb 1948 ]

Mrs. Ella Eichelberger was born at Indianapolis, Indiana, Aug. 26, 1873 and died at her home in Sparta, MO, Dec. 13, 1941, aged 68 years, 3 months and 17 days. Her parents and one brother have preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, H.H. Eichelberger of the home, one brother, Edward T. Eoff of Pratt, Kansas. Her parents moved from Indiana to Pratt, Kansas in 1883. After her marriage to H. H. Eichelberger in 1895 they moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas and lived about 3 years. From Fayetteville they moved to Sparta, MO, in 1898, and Sparta has been her home until death. She made her confession in Christ at Pratt, Kansas in her teens and united with the Christian church at that place, and when she moved to Fayetteville she united with the Christian church there. When she moved to Sparta Christian church and had been an active member ever since. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Dec. 15 at 1:30 pm in the Sparta Christian church by Bro. Sterl Watson of Springfield with burial in the Sparta cemetery under direction of the Sparta Funeral Home, Rathbun & Chaffin.


Eicholz, Adelia C. (Witt) 1890 - 17 Jun 1970  CCR 25 Jun 1970 p8

[Note: married Arthur L. Eicholz]

Mrs. Adelia C. Eicholz, 79, of Springfield, died at 9:37 p.m. Wednesday in Fremont Manor after a six-month illness. A former resident of Sparta, Mrs. Eicholz had been a resident of Springfield since 1944. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Crescent Chapter of Order of Eastern Star, White Shrine and Sorosis Club. Mrs. Eicholz was the widow of Arthur L. Eicholz of Springfield; one daughter, Mrs. Ardell Bilyeu, Springfield; one brother, William Witt, Grand Island, Neb.; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Neumberger, Wisner, Neb., Mrs. Mary Hagedorn and Mrs. Emma Merkle, both of West Paint, Neb., and five grandchildren. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Ralph Thieme Chapel with the Rev. Guy Lawyer officiating, Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery.


Eickhof, Evelyn Ellen (Schlittler) 12 Oct 1916 - 22 Apr 1980  OH 1 May 1980 p9

[Note: Daughter of Henry E. & Mae I. ( ) Schlittler; married Walter H. Eickhof  26 Sep 1905 - 8 Sep 1982]

Services for Mrs. Evelyn Ellen Eickhof, 63, Ozark, were held last Thursday in Adams Chapel with the Rev. Bob Shank officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Mrs. Eickhof died April 22 at Cox Medical Center after a long illness. Mrs. Eickhof was a resident of Ozark for 21 years, after moving from Monticello, Wis. Survivors include her husband, Walter and her mother, Mrs. Mae Schlittler, Ozark. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.


Eickhof, Evelyn Ellen (Schlittler) 12 Oct 1916 - 22 Apr 1980  OH 8 May 1980 pB9

Card of Thanks

We thank our neighbors and friends for the food, flowers and kindness shown us at the death of Evelyn Ellen Eickhof, our wife & daughter.  Walter H. Eickhof  Mae Schlittler


Eickhof, Harry John 5 Oct 1894 - 17 Aug 1978 OH 24 Aug 1978 p3

[Note: Son of Charles & Ida (  ) Eickhof]

BUFFALO - Harry John Eickhof, 83, Buffalo, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Rustling Oaks Nursing Home after suffering an apparent heart attack. Mr. Eickhof was a retired pipefitter for the S. J. Reynolds Co, in Chicago. He was a member of the pipefitters union. Survivors include two brothers, Walter of Ozark and Edward of Seymour, Ill.


Eickhof, Walter H. 26 Sep 1905 - 8 Sep 1982 OH 16 Sep 1982 p11

[Note: Son of Charles & Ida (  ) Eickhof; married Evelyn Ellen Schlittler 12 Oct 1916 - 22 Apr 1980; problem with birthdate - obit & 1910 Chicago census say born c1901; SSDI says 1905]

Services for Walter H. Eickhof, 81, Ozark, were held Sept. 10 in the Adams Chapel with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Mr. Eickhof died of natural causes Sept. 8 in Cox Medical Center, Springfield. Survivors include a brother, Edward, Sycamore, Ill.; and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Mae Schlitter, Ozark.


Elder, Suzanne Patricia “Sue” (Bales) 10 Jun 1941 - 19 Mar 2012 SN-L 22 Mar 2012

[Note: Daughter of Bruce & Mary ( ) Bales; married Don Elder]

            Suzanne Elder, 70, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Monday, March 19, 2012 in Mercy Hospital. She was born June 10, 1941 to Bruce and Mary Bales of Ottumwa, Iowa. Suzanne is survived by her loving husband, Don Elder of Springfield, Mo.; her daughter, Michelle Brackett and her husband Jerred Brackett of Springfield, Mo.; her son, Chris Elder of Ozark, Mo. and her two grandchildren Layne Brackett and Lance Brackett. Visitation will be Thursday, March 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home East, 3540 E. Seminole, Springfield, MO. Service will be Friday, March 23 at 10:00 a.m. in Greenlawn East followed by a Graveside Service at 11:00 a.m. in the Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Christian Healthcare East "Activities Department" at 3535 E. Cherokee St., Springfield, MO 65809.

Eiffert, Lawrence L. “Larry” 9 Aug 1912 - 6 Nov 1980 OH 13 Nov 1980 p9

[Note: married Henrietta]

Services for Lawrence L. (Larry) Eiffert, 68, of Springfield, father of Ozark City Attorney James Eiffert, were held Monday in St. Paul United Methodist Church, Springfield. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery. Mr. Eiffert, an insurance broker and owner of a firm bearing his name, was dead on arrival at St. John’s Regional Health  last Thursday after apparently suffering a heart attack. He is survived also by his wife Henrietta, two daughters and four grandchildren


Eisenhour, Conrad R. 3 Nov 1873 - 21 Aug 1955   Springfield Leader-Press 22 Aug  1955

[Note: Son of Jacob & Lydia (cHaney) Eisenhour; married 5 Apr 1895 Mary J. Patrick  22 Mar 1877 - 18 Sep 1920]

Conrad R. Eisenhour, 81, a retired farmer of the Crane community died Sunday evening at the home of a son, Joe of Crane following a lingering illness. A native of Parrotsville, Tennessee, Mr. Eisenhour had lived in Missouri most of his life. He had made his home with his son the past several years. He is survived by six sons, Everett and Dick, both of Springfield, Cloyd of Reeds Spring, Millard of Ridgecrest, Calif., Ralph of South Gate, Calif. And Joe; two daughters, Mrs. Chloris Moore of Spokane and Mrs. Nellie Egger of Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Shirkey and Mrs. Bess Moore, both of Reeds Spring; a brother, Clarence of Springfield; 30 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Eisenhour Church with burial in the church cemetery under direction of Manlove  of Crane


Eisenhour, Donald Wayne 6 Aug 1923 - 9 May 1985 OH 16 May 1985 p11

[Note: Son of Floyd H. & Gladys F. (Keltner) Eisenhour; married Frances]

Services for Donald Wayne Eisenhour, 61, Spokane, were held May 12 in the 65 Church with the Revs. James Ellingsworth and Lawrence Kennon officiating. Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery under the direction of Cheatham-Stumpff of Galena. Mr. Eisenhour died May 9 in his home after a long illness. A lifelong area resident, he raised and sold quarter horses for more than 35 years. He was a well-known showman and judge of area horse shows. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, Reeds Spring. Survivors include his wife, Frances; a daughter, Donna Kay Kennon, Spokane; his mother, Gladys Eisenhour, Reeds Spring; a sister, Lola Mae Ellingsworth, Reeds Spring; and two grandchildren.


Eisenhour, Ernest H. 1875 - 23 Mar 1955  Springfield Leader-Press 25 Mar 1955

[Note: Son of Jacob & Lydia (McHaney) Eisenhour; married Lottie Mason 3 Apr 1881 - 2 Oct 1952]

Ernest Eisenhour, 79, retired farmer of Redds Spring died Wednesday afternoon at his home. Survivors include two sons, Roy of Reeds Spring and Raymon, address unknown; a daughter, Mrs. Ica Dahms, of Reeds Spring; two brothers, Connie of Reed Spring and Clarence of Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Shirkey of Spokane, Mrs. Aletha Foland of Spokane and Mrs.. Bessie Harris of Reeds Spring; 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Rock Church near Reeds Spring, Burial will be at Eisenhour  Cemetery under direction of Cheatham of Galena.


Eisenhour, Everett N. 7 Feb 1900 - 1 Jul 1969  CCR 3 Jul 1969 p8

[Note: Son of  Conrad R. & Mary J. (Patrick) Eisenhour; married  Lois B. Keltner 4 Dec 1904 - 22 Aug 1984]

Funeral services for Everett N. Eisenhour, 69, of Springfield will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Walter McKnight officiating. Burial will be in Eisenhour Cemetery near Spokane. Mr. Eisenhour died at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Hospital where he had been a patient since suffering an apparent heart attack Monday. Survivors include his wife, Lois B.; three daughters, Mrs. Maxine Pickel, Mrs. Betty Jo Waite, and Mrs. Marcella Jean Hawkins, all of Springfield; four brothers, Floyd, Spokane, Joe, Crane, Ralph, Downey, Calif., Harold, Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Chloris Moore, Spokane. Mrs. Nell Egger, Springfield; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.


Eisenhour, Floyd H. 29 Oct 1902 - 8 Jul 1981  OH 16 Jul 1981 p11

[Note: Son of  Conrad R. & Mary J. (Patrick) Eisenhour; married  Gladys F. Keltner 30 Jan 1906 - 14 Jun 2000]

Services for Floyd Eisenhour, 78, Route 1, Reeds Spring, were held Saturday in Sixty-Five Church, south of Spokane with the Rev. Joe Bill Stewart officiating. Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery under the direction of Harris Chapel of Ozark. Mr. Eisenhour died Wednesday in his home following a long illness. He was a farmer and a lifelong resident of the area. He was a merchant for more than 20 years and was a member of the Sixty-Five Church. Survivors include his wife, Gladys; two sons, Donald, Spokane and Leon Panorama City, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Lola Mae Ellingsworth, Spokane; three brothers, Joe, Crane, Ralph, Springfield and Dick, Anaheim, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Egger and Mrs. Chloris Moore, both of Springfield.


Eisenhour, Ralph 23 May 1919 - 29 Apr 2005  SN-L 3 May 2005

[Note: Son of Conrad R. & Mary J. (Patrick) Eisenhour; married Inez]

Ralph Eisenhour, 85, of Springfield, died Friday, April 29, at 11:15 a.m. in Maranatha Village Care Center following a long illness. Ralph was born on May 23, 1919, and raised on a farm in Stone County, Mo., near the town of Spokane. He was the second youngest of eight children of Conrad "Coony" and Mary (Patrick) Eisenhour, all of which have preceded him in death. Mr. Eisenhour was a retired postal clerk and attended Parkcrest Assembly of God Church. Ralph served in World War II with the 43rd Infantry in the South Pacific. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Inez, and family and friends that loved him. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Burial will be in the New Veterans Cemetery. Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight in the funeral home.


Eisenmann, Lela Etta (Ellingsworth) Price Pugsley 4 Jan 1912 - 1 Mar 1986  OH 6 Mar 1986 p5

[Note: Daughter of Marion Grant & Loutisha Caroline “Tisha” (Noe) Ellingsworth; married Leonard Price; married Howard Pugsley; married Max Eisenmann 27 Oct 1906 - 7 Aug 1992]

Services for Lela Etta Eisenmann, 74, Ozark, were held March 3 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Wade Compton officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mrs. Eisenmann died March 1 in her home following a long illness. She was a native of Highlandville and had resided in New York since 1930, returning to Ozark in 1971. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Ozark. Survivors include her husband, Max; one son, Glen Carnell Ellingsworth, Long Wood, Florida; one brother, Arlie Ellingsworth, Ozark; one sister, Estelle Sigle, Caulfield; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.


Eisenmann, Lela Etta (Ellingsworth) Price Pugsley 4 Jan 1912 - Mar 1986  OH 6 Mar 1986 pB8

Card of Thanks

The family of Lola Eisenmann wish to thank everyone for the food, flowers and kindness shown us, and also thanks to Harris Funeral Home and Rev. Wade Compton, Max, Glen and Peggy and family,  Estille, Woodrow and family, Arlie, Opal and family


Eisenmann, Max 27 Oct 1906 – 7 Aug 1992  NN-E 12 Aug 1992

[Note: married Lela  Etta Ellingsworth 4 Jan 1912 - 1 Mar 1986]

Max Eisenmann, 85, Ozark, died  Friday, Aug. 7, in Ozark Riverview  Manor: He was born Oct. 27, 1906, in Guben, Germany. He came to America at the age of 15 and worked as a hotel porter in New York City. He was a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his  wife, Lela Ellingsworth Eisenmann, five years ago. Survivors include a brother, Erich Eisenmann, Germany; a stepson, Glen Ellingsworth, Longwood, Fla.; two step-grandchildren, Glen Ellingsworth II, and Lynn Ann Jones; three step-great-grandchildren; a stepbrother; a stepsister; two sisters-in-law, Opal Ellingsworth and Estelle Sigler; nieces and nephews, Harold Holmes, Gertrude McGinnis, Clint Ellingsworth, Gary Sigler, Judy Roe, Frances Huett and Loretta Clark. Graveside services were held Monday, Aug. 19, in Highlandville Cemetery, with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.


Eisley, Lola M. “Granny” 16 Sep 1888 - 8 Sep 1982 OH 16 Sep 1982 p11

[Note: married John L. Eisley; husband may be the John Eisley born 1 Nov 1887 who registered for the WWI registration from Barry County, MO., although he gave his address a Eureka Springs, Ark.]

Services for Lola M. “Granny” Eisley, 93, Springfield, were held Sept. 11 at Ayre-Goodwin Chapel with the Rev. Abe Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Eisley died Sept. 8 in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Martha Cameron, Springfield; two sons, John and Gaythard, both of Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Gulfa Tindle, Springfield; two half sisters, Mrs. Arleva Tatum, state of Washington and Mrs. Georgia Phipps, Ozark; two stepsisters, Mrs. Velma DeKoster and Mrs. Viola Akers, both of the state of California; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren.


Elam, Bessie M. 14 Jun 1906 - 6 Aug 1979 OH 9 Aug 1979 p10

[Note: married Otto Elam]

Graveside services for Mrs. Bessie M. Elam, 73, Fordland were held Wednesday in the West Finley Cemetery north of Rogersville under the direction of Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville. George Meeker officiated. Mrs. Elam died at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Otto of the home; two sons, Gary, Brea, Calif. and Joe, Fordland; three daughters, Mrs. Etta Mae Chapman, Brea, Calif., Mrs. Annette Null, Williamsburg, Va. and Sheila Robinson, Rogersville.


Elam, Diane Carol (Pearson) 23 Aug 1961 - 18 Feb 2004 SN-L 19 Feb 2004

[Note: Daughter of D. K. & Carol (  ) Pearson; married Neal Elam]

Diane Elam of Rogersville, Mo., died at 10:26 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, in Cox South of brain cancer. She is survived by her husband, Neal Elam, and two daughters, Kelsey and Kate, both of the home in Rogersville. Diane is also survived by her parents, D.K. and Carol Pearson, Seymour; her brother, Paul Pearson and wife Mary of Nixa; brother Mark Pearson and wife Shawna of Ava; her sister, Cheri and husband Kent McCormack of Seymour; her sister, Debi Hay of Pineville; her brother, Mike Pearson of Springfield; and her brother, Steven Pearson and wife Kelly of Ellsworth AFB, S.D.; mother-in-law, Vivian Elam in Mountain View; brother-in law, Milton Elam and wife Kerry in Ozark; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and many friends and co-workers. She was preceded in death by her nephew, Derrick Hay of Rocky Comfort. Diane was born Aug. 23, 1961, in Bloomington, Ill. She moved to Missouri when she was 10 years old and graduated from high school in Mansfield, Mo. She attended the College of the Ozarks and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in May 1983. After college, she worked as a marketing editor for the Milking Shorthorn Society; then as the director of community relations for the Developmental Center of the Ozarks; as the administrative assistant for Christ Episcopal Church; then for 14 years as office manager for Sam A. Winn and Associates, Architects. Diane loved to work hard and play hard. She enjoyed the challenges of hard work, loved to read, cook and entertain, spending time with friends and family, camping, canoeing, playing in water and traveling. Spending time laughing with her friends was one of her great joys. Visitation will be 6 t o8 p.m. Friday in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, in the funeral home.

Elam, John C., Jr. 1935 - 14 Jun 2011 SN-L 19 Jun 2011
[Note: married 28 Jun 1969 Glenda Ann Laws 5 Aug 1933 - 4 Jul 2010]
John C. Elam Jr., 75, formerly of Highlandville, MO died June 14, 2011 in Hutchinson, KS.
He retired as a Union Rep. for the International Association of Machinist Union He was a United States Marine Corps veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. On June 28, 1969 he married Glenda Ann Laws, she died July 4, 2010. Survivors include sons John, Dan, daughters Bonnie and Peggy Elam, Hutchinson, KS. Step-son Mike Kaiser WA, step-daughters Theresa Rudolph, Wichita and Beverly Hankins, Nixa, MO, brother Jay Elam, AR, sister Nancy Busen, AR, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nephews and nieces. Graveside service will be 1:00 PM Tuesday in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Memorials may be given to the Missouri Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home. Visit www.PenwellGabelHutchinson.com to leave the family a personal message.


Elder, Ruth Dixon 14 Aug 1900 - 7 May 1988 OH 12 May 1988

Ruth Dixon Elder, 87, of Billings, died May 6 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, after a short illness. Memorial services for Mrs. Elder were held Sunday at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Springfield. Burial will be in Lexington, Illinois. The body was cremated under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South, Springfield.


Eldreth, Jack Allen 12 Jul 1940 - 10 Dec 2003  CCH-N 17 Dec 2003

[Note: Son of Edward & Maxine (  ) Finley - obit does give different surname for parents, without explanation; married Mary]

Jack Allen Eldreth, 63, Ozark, died Dec. 10, 2003 in his home. He was born July 12, 1940 in Colora, Md., the son of Edward and Maxine Finley. Eldreth grew up in Maryland and graduated from Rising Sun High School. He worked as a truck driver and dispatcher and retired from Charter Express after 21 years of service. He was a very hard worker and was a wrestling fan, but his greatest joy was his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Ed Finley; an infant sister, Ruth Ann Graybeal and a son, Robert Ramage. Survivors include his wife Mary, of the home; his mother, Maxine Finley, Nixa; children, Jack Eldreth Jr., Emory Claude Eldreth and wife Kay, and Rebecca Spiker, all of Maryland, Richard Ramage, Kathy Stallings, Sherry Gerhardt and Theresa Richey, all of Ozark; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Doris Lane, Bill Graybeal and wife Ursula, Sandy Stoneman and husband Red, and Sue Jones and husband Jim, all of Nixa, and Wayne Graybeal and wife Julie and Pauline Stevens, all of Springfield. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Dec. 15 in Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Service at Rivermonte. Burial followed in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 in the funeral home.


Eldridge, George 15 Oct 1871 - 3 Dec 1948 CCR 9 Dec 1948

[Note: Son of Perry J. & Rachel C. (Montgomery) Eldridge; married 28 Oct 1906 CCM Gussie Garrison 2 Oct 1889 - 25 May 1965]

George Eldridge, 77, died at his home east of Ozark Friday, Dec. 3. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist church. Survivors are his wife, Gussie Eldridge, many relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. in the Linden chapel, by Rev. Childress with burial in the Linden cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home.


Eldridge, Gussie (Garrison) 2 Oct 1889 - 25 May 1965     CCR 27 May 1965 p3

[Note: Daughter of John & Larilda Frances (Bledsoe) Garrison; married George W. Eldridge 15 Oct 1871 - 3 Dec 1948; 1900 census says b Oct 1887 - tombstone says b Oct 1889]

Mrs. Gussie Eldridge, 75, died at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday in Bilyeu Nursing Home in Ozark. She had been a resident there since 1951. Surviving are a brother, Todd Garrison, Springfield and a sister, Mrs. Lydia Johnson, Ozark.. Harris of Ozark will announce arrangements.


Eldridge, Gussie (Garrison) 2 Oct 1889 - 25 May 1965     CCR 3 Jun 1965 p3

Services for Mrs. Gussie Eldridge, 75, of Ozark who died Tuesday morning, May 25, were at 2 p.m. Friday in the Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Gerald Rushing officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery northeast of Ozark.


Eldridge, Velma Chauncey 1902 - 15 Feb 1931 CCR 19 Feb 1931 p4

[Note: no MO DC found]

Miss Velma Chauncey Eldridge, aged 28, died at her home near Forsyth, Sunday morning, Feb. 15. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Eldridge cemetery near Forsyth, under the direction of B.C. Klepper.

Eidson, Eric Richard   7 Aug 1967 - 20 Nov 2007 Find-A-Grave

[Note: Son of Jimmie Richard & Reta Louise (Thomas) Eidson]

            Funeral services for Eric R. Eidson of Nixa, Missouri will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 24, 2007 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Len Redding officiating. Visitation will be 6 - 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 23 at the Schowengerdt Chapel in Butler. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions to Kamp Keirsey. Eric Richard Eidson, age 40 of Nixa, Missouri died Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at his home in Nixa where he had just moved after residing in Independence, Missouri for nine years. He was born August 7, 1967 to Jimmie Richard and Reta Louise Thomas Eidson in Columbia, Missouri. Eric, a twin and one of three children, spent his early years in Lee's Summit, Missouri where he attended elementary school. In 1980, he moved with his parents to Carl Junction, Missouri where he graduated from high school in 1985. Eric furthered his education at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance. He was employed by Citi Corp first in St. Louis and then Kansas City, Missouri. He continued working in Accounts Receivable and Mortgage Banking and was currently Office Manager at Great American Acceptance Company. Eric was a member of the First Baptist Church in Carl Junction. After attending Boy Scout Camp near Osceola, Missouri, he became a Warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say before attaining scouting's highest honor by becoming an Eagle Scout. Eric was an outgoing, people-person and enjoyed talking. In addition, he was loving and affectionate and always looked forward to family get-togethers. In high school, Eric played French horn, coronet, football and baseball . . . and more recently, was an avid fan of the Chiefs and Royals. Fishing, hunting and playing cards--particularly pitch at the Senior Center--were some of his favorite pastimes. He was a gracious young man and an inspiration to many. Eric is survived by his parents, Jimmie and Reta Eidson of Urich, Missouri; a twin sister, Lori Smith and husband Danny of St. Peters, Missouri; paternal grandmother, Ellen Jane Eidson of Urich, Missouri; maternal grandmother, Leona Thomas of Butler, Missouri; two nephews and a niece, Kristen, Stephen and Evan Smith; uncles and aunts, Mitchel and Shelly Thomas of Butler, Missouri and Terry and Elaine Eidson of Columbia, Missouri; cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Brian Eidson; paternal grandfather, Chic Eidson; maternal grandfather, Howard Thomas; and cousin, Seth Thomas. Eric Richard Eidson, age 40 of Nixa, Missouri died Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at his home in Nixa where he had just moved after residing in Independence, Missouri for nine years. Funeral services were Saturday, November 24 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler with Pastor Len Redding officiating. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions may be made to Kamp Keirsey.


Eidson, Eric Richard   7 Aug 1967 - 20 Nov 2007 CCH-N 28 Nov 2007

Nixa man admits to stabbing roommate]

Chris J. Cluck Headliner News

            Gerald L. Bluford, 47, was charged Nov. 21, with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

            Police responded to his apartment at 648 E Spring Valley Circle Nov. 20, after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor that a murder had taken place in the apartment.

            According to court documents, the Nixa man admitted to police he “freaked out” when he killed his roommate by stabbing him 35 to 40 times in their apartment.

            Eidson was found in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor when police officers arrived, and Bluford had a knife in his possession.

            A witness told investigators that he was walking across a parking lot near the condominium when Bluford approached him. Bluford told the witness “he had an argument with his partner and had killed him.” according to the statement.

            Bluford told police he “freaked out” and confessed to killing Eidson, court documents said. He said he could not provide a specific explanation why he stabbed Bluford to death, but state it was self-defense.

            A small laceration was found on Bluford’s hand, and he had a bruise on his arm, the probably cause said. Police also said no 911 calls were made by Bluford to request medical assistance for himself or Eidson.

            An autopsy of Eidson was scheduled for Nov. 21. Pending those results, Prosecutor Ron Cleek said he may up the charges to first-degree murder.

            Cleek praised the Nixa Police Department, the Christian County Sheriff’s Office and the Highway Patrol for their efforts.

            Bluford is currently being held in the Christian County Jail in lieu of $750,000 bond.


Eidson, Eric Richard   7 Aug 1967 - 20 Nov 2007 CCH-N 16 Dec 2009

Chris J. Cluck Headliner News


            “If the same situation came up, I’d do it all over again,” Gerald Bluford told investigators Nov. 20, 2007, the day of his arrest for his alleged part in the stabbing death of his roommate.

            “I hate that it happened,” he said during his videotaped interview with investigators. “I didn’t pull my knife out until I got cut.”

            Bluford, 50, is on trial in Christian County Circuit Judge Mark Orr’s court Nov. 16 for the alleged second-degree murder of Eric Eidson two years ago. Prosecutor Ron Cleek’s complaint claims the defendant stabbed the victim 78 times.

            On the third day of testimony, Cleek entered the videotaped interview as evidence. During the interview, Bluford told investigators he and Eidson had known each other for more than two years before moving to Nixa from Independence in early 2007.

            But Eidson had always berated him and was constantly “argumentative” since the two met, Bluford said.

            On the morning of Nov. 20, 2007, at about 8 a.m., Bluford said he and the victim argued in the kitchen of their 648 E. Spring Valley Circle, Nixa, condominium apartment about the defendant not making coffee. He also said Eidson accused him of using his computer.

            “I told him I wasn’t going to argue with him about it and turned around and he hit me in the back,” Bluford said. “We wrestled and that’s when I noticed I got cut (on right hand). That’s when I pulled out the pocket knife I had.

            “After I’m cut, I’m thinking ‘I’m fighting for my life.’ Next thing I know I’m hitting and cutting,” he said. “When I was stabbing he was still coming at me. And, then (Eidson) went down and took two big breaths and then he wasn’t breathing anymore. And, I don’t know what to do, cause there’s blood everywhere.”

            Bluford told investigators that after he saw Eidson was dead, he removed his socks, went upstairs and rinsed off. He came back down stairs and called his uncle, received a phone call from his brother but did not call 911, Bluford told investigators.

            “I was scared,” he said in the interview when asked why he didn’t call 911.

            He then left out the front door and met a man named Patrick Chapman in the parking lot and told him what had happened less than 30 minutes prior. He and Chapman went back to the condo where Chapman called 911.

            “When I saw Patrick, I told him I think I just killed my partner,” Bluford said.

            Investigators questioned the defendant about his relationship with Eidson and if he was gay.

            “We were like brothers,” Bluford said. “I’m not gay. He never touched me. If he had feelings like that for me he never did bring them to me.”

            Cleek and Assistant Prosecutor Donovan Dobbs entered testimony from Dr. Ken Norton, who said the victim died before the stab wounds reached 30.

            Other evidence showed that Eidson was stabbed in the front and back of his legs, front and back of his torso and neck.

            The trial is expected to continue the remainder of the week. If convicted, Bluford could received 15 to 30 years in prison. He remains in the Christian County Jail in lieu of $750,000 bond.

            Watch this Web site for updates in the trial.


            Blood was everywhere in the kitchen: The table, the walls and the counters. On the floor lay a man in a pool of his own blood, behind him a trail of blood where it appeared he tried to crawl away from his attacker.

            A bloody filet knife rested on the counter next to a coffee pot that was still warm.

            This was the scene that Christian County Prosecutor Ron Cleek painted for jurors Dec. 14 in his opening statement of Gerald Bluford’s second-degree murder trial in Christian County Circuit Court.

            Bluford is accused of stabbing Eric Eidson no less than 78 times two years ago in the kitchen of the townhouse the two shared at 648 E. Spring Valley Circle, Nixa. According to court documents, a witness told investigators he was walking across a parking lot near the condominium the day of the murder when Bluford approached him.

            The defendant told the witness “he had an argument with his partner and had killed him,” according to the probable cause statement.

            Bluford told police he “freaked out” and confessed to killing Eidson, court documents said. He stated it was self-defense, court records said.

            “I trust you will look over everything,” Cleek said to the jury. “I ask you to find this defendant guilty of second-degree murder.”

            Bluford sat calmly in Judge Mark Orr’s court, mostly staring straight ahead and rarely looking in the direction of the jury.

            Public defender Charlton Chastain said his client had no motive to kill Eidson.

            “Use your common sense,” Chastain told jurors. “Look at the facts. Let your common sense lead you to acquit this man.”’

            The trial continued after press time. Find updates at www.ccheadliner.com.


Eidson, Eric Richard   7 Aug 1967 - 20 Nov 2007 CCH-N 23 Dec 2009

Chris J. Cluck Headliner News

            A Christian County jury found a Nixa man guilty Dec. 17 of voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the 2007 stabbing death of his roommate.

            Gerald L. Bluford, 49, was found guilty of stabbing Eric Eidson to death in their Nixa condominium apartment on Nov. 20, 2007, after a four-day trial. He was also found guilty of armed criminal action.

            Bluford was arrested Nov. 20 after Nixa Police received a 911 call stating a man had been killed in the 648 E. Spring Valley Circle apartment. Court documents state a knife was found in Bluford’s possession and he told police he “freaked out” and killed Eidson.

            According to the probable cause statement filed by the Nixa Police Department, Bluford approached an individual outside the condominium and the two returned to the scene. The statement also said a neighbor called 911 to report the crime.

            Prosecutor Ron Cleek entered dozens of items of evidence, including the pocket knife Bluford admittedly used to kill Eidson. Bluford claimed Eidson had assaulted him first with a filet knife and he was defending himself.

            Dr. Ken Norton confirmed during his testimony that Eidson was stabbed 78 times and that a stab wound in the neck lacerated the jugular vein, ultimately causing the victim’s death.

            Bluford now faces five to 15 years in prison for the voluntary manslaughter charge and potentially the same time for the armed criminal action.

Eliasen, Elias 25 Feb 1841 - 15 Aug 1933 CCR 28 Sep 1933 p3

[Note: Son of Isaac & Christina ( ) Eliasen]

Uncle John Eliason received a paper this week which told of the death of his brother, Elias, at his home in Iola, Wis., which occurred on Aug. 15, 1933. Uncle John had been informed of his brother’s death at the time but the paper giving the account of his life was not received until this week. At the time of his death, Elias was 91 years, five months and 18 days old. Besides the brother here, he is survived by four sons and three daughters and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Nelson of Wausau, Wis. The sister and Uncle John are all that are left of the Eliason family which came from Norway to the States in 1853.Elias visited here in Ozark in 1915. Of the death of this aged and respected citizen, the Iola Herald makes the following editorial comment: “Iola’s grand old man has passed on. Elias Eliason, our oldest resident by a number of years, last week answered the final summons to the great and unexplored Beyond. He is going to be missed along our village streets for in spite of his advanced years he was a daily visitor on our main thoroughfare. Quiet and unassuming, he won a place for himself in the routine of the community. Until the last Mr. Eliason maintained his faculties. He was an extensive reader and kept well informed on the current events of the day. He spoke in an interesting and educated manner on the various things he was interested in. It was a pleasure to converse with him. Mr. Eliason took a quiet, profound interest in the welfare and growth of the community of which he was a part. He helped to rear a family, the members of which have gone out to make creditable places for themselves in the world. Mr. Eliason will be missed here in Iola but he has left a history and traditions that will be long remembered.”


Eliasen, John Henry 29 Apr 1844 - 4 Jul 1938 CCR 7 Jul 1938 p1

[Note: Son of Isaac & Christina (?) Eliasen; married Mary G. Johnson 6 Oct 1856 - 15 Apr 1920]

At 5:45 o’clock Monday evening, July 4th, death claimed John Henry Eliasen, at his home here. He had reached the age of 94 years, 2 months and 5 days. He had been in ill health several years and had been bedfast for the past year. He was born in Loudwick, Norway, on the 29th day of April 1844, the son of Isaac and Christina Eliasen. He came with his parents to the United States when he was five years old. They located in Wisconsin. He was a resident of that state for 30 years. He enlisted in the 46th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry and served for three years. He came to Missouri 59 years ago. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Johnson, to which union one child, Mrs. Jesse Owens, was born. The wife preceded him in death in 1920. “Uncle John” as he was known to his many friends and associates, was one of the oldest Civil War veterans in this part of the state and was one of the three surviving members of the G.A.R. in this country, the other two being George Hays of Highlandville and Mark Keeton of this city. He was an honorary member of the Graham Wasson Post of the American Legion and a member of the Ozark Presbyterian church. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by the one daughter, Mrs. Jesse Owens, of the home, two grandsons, two grand-daughters, and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Nelson of Warsaw, Wisconsin. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 6, at 2:30 pm, in the Klepper Funeral Chapel, with Rev. B.E. Dillon of Mentor officiating. Burial was made in the Ozark Cemetery beside his wife. Military honors were observed at the grave, with members of the Graham-Wasson Post of the American Legion in charge. Pallbearers were chosen from his friends among the officials at the courthouse.


Eliker Mary Florence (Tucker) 14 Dec 1946 - 22 Oct 2009 CCH-N 28 Oct 2009

[Note: Daughter of Clifford & Mamie (Jensen) Tucker; married Blane Eliker]

Mary Florence Eliker, 62, of Highlandville, passed away in her home, Oct. 22, 2009, following a short battle with cancer. She was born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., the daughter of Mamie Jensen and Clifford Tucker.  She will be remembered for her smile, her laughter, and her love for her family and friends. Survivors include: Her husband, Blane Eliker, Highlandville; a daughter, Shirley Parrott, Lincoln, Neb.; a son and daughter-in-law, Allyn Duane Parrott Jr. and Lori, Highlandville; a step-son, Kyle Eliker, Omaha, Neb.; a step-daughter and her husband, Amber and Adrain Toler, San Beuno, Calif.; six grandchildren; one sister; three brothers; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Mary’s friends Karen and Danny Sissel and Allyn Parrott Sr. Cremation was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.


Elkins, ? (Hall) died 23 Dec 1898 CCR 19 Dec 1898

[Note: Daughter of Dr. Wiley P. & Martha E. (Jackson) Hall; married James Thomas Elkins 9 Apr 1872 - 16 Dec 1933; likely Aramintha A. or Dora A. Hall both born 1877 or Nellie B. Hall born 1879, daughters of Wiley P. Hall & M. E. Hall. They were in Elkhart, Bates County MO on 1880 census, and Dr. Hall died in Adrain, Bates County, James Thomas Elkins later lived for many years and died in Kirksville,  Adair County, Missouri and is buried in Maple Hills there with his second wife, but likely this first wife is likely buried at  Oak Hill, Butler, Bates County MO where their death certificates say her parents and brothers are buried; Dr. Wiley P. Hall 25 Feb 1847 - 21 Jan 1924 owned Hall Drug Company for which James Thomas Elkins was a salesman and representative. He was first married to Martha E. Jackson 4 Jun 1840 - 18 Feb 1920. Wiley P. Hall is said to be a great, great grandson of Millian (Webb) Hall, sister of Martha (Webb) Dillard, grandmother of Thomas Elkins, great grandmother of Higdon Richard Jarret Elkins; and great, great grandmother of  James Thomas Elkins]

A Sad Death

Died, at the residence of Dr. C. B. Elkins of this city Friday morning of spinal meningitis, induced by the measles. Mrs. Jas. Elkins of Adrian, this state. Mr. and Mrs. Elkins were visiting relatives here for the holidays when Mrs. Elkins was taken with the measles, caught cold and death was the result. Her father, Dr. Hall, a prominent physician of Adrain, was telegraphed for and reached her bedside Wednesday and was with her in her last hours. The remains were taken to Adrain Friday for interment. Jas. Elkins is a brother of Dr. C. B. Elkins and a druggist of Adrain. Dr. Elkins accompanied the bereaved husband and father in their sad journey.

[HALL, Wiley P.

Deer Creek Township - Wiley P. Hall, physician and druggist, was born in Anderson County, Tennessee, February 25, 1847. James Hall, his father, was a native of Tennessee and a prominent farmer and attorney. He was judge of Anderson County for fourteen years. When Wiley was fourteen years old he removed to St. Clair County, Missouri and settled where the town of Roscoe now stands, and where his death occurred, in 1857. Wiley P. grew up on a farm and attended school for three months in Tennessee (one term) when twelve years old. This was all the education he received until after his marriage, when he was a student at a district school two winters and select school one term. While in the army he learned to write. In October, 1862, he enlisted for service in the war and was discharged August 17, 1865. He participated in the battles of Prairie Grove, Cane Hill, and all of Steele's engagements on his raid South. He was corporal of his company. After the close of the war he returned to St. Clair County and engaged in farming and attending school, until 1869. He then read medicine with Dr. James Marquis, of Roscoe, for three years, during which time he preached as local preacher for the Methodist Church. Coming to Bates County, Missouri, in 1874, he settled in Rich Hill, and practiced medicine there for two years, when he removed to his farm in Elkhart Township. There he followed his chosen calling until 1881, when he came to Adrian, where he embarked in the drug business, and he was proprietor of the Adrian House when it burned in 1881. In March, 1882, he sold his stock of drugs to Mr. A.J. Satterlee, and since then has had charge of the business for Mr. S. He owns a fine residence in Adrian. Dr. H. is a member of the Masonic fraternity. October 12, 1865, he was married to Miss Mary E. Jackson, a native of Missouri. They have five children: John E., James W.B., Dora and Minnie (twins), and Nettie B. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883]

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