Ellis, Frances E., d. 1973 - Engel, Jack L., d. 2005


Ellis, Frances E. 29 May 1880  - 29 May 1973 OH 31 May 1973 p6

Mrs. Frances E. Ellis, 93, of 1610 South Madaline Terrace, Springfield, died at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday at Park Central Hospital after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Greene County, she was a charter member of Sunshine Baptist Church and the Crescent Extension Club. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Etta Jackson of Ozark and Mrs. Nellie Million of the home; one son, Irvin, Springfield; one grandchild and two great grandchildren. Funeral services are under direction of Chapel of the Ozarks.


Ellis, James Edward 24 Nov 1940 - 30 Dec 2004 SN-L 31 Dec 2004

[Note: Son of Eldon & Claudia (Henry) Ellis; married 26 Jun 1961 Linda Holt]

James Edward Ellis, 64, of Spokane, Missouri, passed away at 3 a.m., Thursday, December 30, 2004 in his home after a lengthy illness. Born November 24, 1940 at Big Springs, Texas. He was the son of the late Eldon & Claudia (Henry) Ellis. In his younger days he worked on a ranch and participated in rodeos, James was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a General Foreman for Fasco Industries and semi retired from Cracker Barrel as lead trainer. He married Linda (Holt) Ellis on June 26, 1961. He was a coach, mentor, service station owner, hard worker and never waited to help someone in need. Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Buck and Joe Ellis. Surviving are his wife, Linda Ellis of Spokane, Mo., a daughter, Jacqueline (Ellis) Peterson and son-in-law Bobby Peterson both of Spokane, Mo., a sister, Nellie Ray Waddell and her husband Dale of San Angelo, TX; a brother, George Ellis of Marlin, TX; two grandsons, Jeffrey and Kenneth Peterson both of Spokane, Mo., and many nephews, nieces, other family and friends. In respect to his wishes no services are scheduled at this time. Cremation is under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home, Branson, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Branson, 1756 Bee Creek Road, Branson, Mo. 65616.


Ellis, Laura Ellen (Cox) Cole 19 Oct 1905 – 30 Oct 1995  CCH-N 8 Nov 1995

[Note; Daughter of Charlie & Mettie (  ) Cox; married Ray Cole ? - July 1953; married Otho Ellis ? - Sep 1978]

Laura Ellen Cole Ellis was born in the Arney Community near Happy, Texas, Oct. 19, 1905, to Charlie and Mettie Cox. She resided at Happy and Tulia until she moved to Ozark, five years ago. Laura celebrated her 90th birthday just ten days before she went home to be with the Lord, on Monday, Oct, 30, 1995, at Cox Medical Center, South, in Springfield, Missouri.  She was preceded in death by husbands, Ray Cole, in July 1953, and Otho Ellis, in Sept. 1978. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Bob Cole, in Oct. 1985; and a son, Finnis Cole, in July, 1990. Survivors include: Five sons and daughters-in-law, Claudie and Billie Cole, Soldotna, Alaska, Steve and Darlene Cole, Happy, Texas, Charles and Evelyn Cole, Angleton, Texas, Donnie and Phoebe Cole, Amarillo, Texas, and David and Karen Cole, Ozark; a sister, Beulah Hurst, Amarillo, Texas; eighteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday the 6th, in Gaines Church of Christ, Tulia, Texas, with Leon Barham officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Tulia. Visitation and local arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Ellis, Oma  (Scott) 1877 - 18 Jun 1963     CCR 20 Jun 1963

[Note: married Alfred Ellis]

Mrs. Oma Ellis, 85, Clever, died in Burge-Protestant Hospital at 5:30 p.m. Monday. She was a lifetime resident of Christian and Stone Counties, and a member of the Clever Christian Church. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Zena Thomas, Jenkins, Mrs. Gertie Jones and Mrs. Opal Little, both of Clever; a son, Charlie Ellis, Aurora; two sisters, Mrs. Eula McVey, Monett, Mrs. Bamy Oliver, Kansas City; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Clever Christian Church with the Rev. Hubert Lines officiating. Burial was in the Osa Cemetery, southeast of Aurora, under direction of Cantrell.


Ellis, Robert Leroy 31 May 1922 – 30 Jun 2000  CCH-N 12 Jul 2000

[Note: Son of Cally Leroy & Cecil Irene (Pattison) Ellis; married 3 Sep 1941 Elaine E. Nepper 15 Jul 1921 - 9 Nov 1997]

Robert Leroy Ellis, age 78, of Ozark, died Friday, June 30, 2000 in Ozark Riverview Manor. He was born May 31, 1922 in Marcus, Iowa, the son of Cally Leroy and Cecil Irene (Pattison) Ellis. He served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II. On September 3, 1941 he and his wife, Elaine were married. She preceded him in death in 1997. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffrey Hallett. Mr. Ellis retired from Wilson's Meat Packing Company in Omaha, Nebraska, as auditor of disbursement before moving to this area fifteen years ago. He was a member of Ozark Presbyterian Church. Survivors include: two children, Robert Ellis, Jr., and his wife Jacquie, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Elizabeth Hallett, Ozark; five grandchildren, Sharon Kanne, Robert Stivers, Jeffrey Stivers, Jaymie Stivers, and Scan Ellis; and nine great grandchildren, Katie, Matt and Sam Kanne, Timmy, Jacquie, Patrick, Michael, Brianna, and Tyler Stivers. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday July 3, 2000 in Hopedale Cemetery with Reverend Karla Endicott officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Ellis, William Claude "Bill" 20 Dec 1947 - 6 Feb 2006 SN-L 8 Feb 2006

[Note: Son of Loren Claude “Bud” &  Esther (Bratton) Ellis]

William Claude "Bill" Ellis, age 58, of Nixa, passed away Monday, February 6, 2006, in his home. He was born December 20, 1947, in Paola, Kan., the son of Loren Claude (Bud) and Esther (Bratton) Ellis. Bill was a graduate of Washburn University and Washburn University School of Law. He had been an attorney in Nixa for the past 11 years in private practice. He served as an alderman for the City of Nixa from 1999 to 2005. Prior to moving to Nixa, he served as Prosecuting Attorney in Cowley County, Kan., and Municipal Judge in Oxford, Kan. Bill specialized as an advocate in the Division of Family Services in Christian and Taney Counties. He had been a Scout Master as well as a baseball and softball coach for his kids' teams. Bill participated in many charity bowling events. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, a Drury Lady Panther fan, and loved to cook chili on the weekends. He was loved by everyone for his charismatic personality. Survivors include four children, William Samuel Ellis, Dallas, Texas, Loren Chester Ellis, Republic, Andrew Claude Ellis, Republic, and Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Ellis, Ash Grove; a sister, LeAnne Shields, Paola, Kan.; and many more extended family and numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gerald Arthur. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Reverend Tom Geer officiating. Burial will be in Bledsoe-McConnell Cemetery, Nixa. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home.


Ellis, William Lewis 29 Apr 1915 - 23 May 1981 OH 28 May 1981 p9

Services for William Lewis Ellis, 66, Route 3, Nixa, were held Tuesday at the Berry Funeral Home in Salisbury with the Rev. Bill Watts officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Salisbury. Mr. Ellis died of natural causes in his home last Friday. Mr. Ellis moved to Nixa four years from Bloomsdale. He was a retired diesel engineer and a Baptist. Survivors include three sons, Franklin, Fort Madison, Iowa; Robert, Brussels, Ill. and Jesse, Billings, Mont.; a daughter, Mrs. Anida Riney, Springfield, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Pauline Zielinski, Chicago, Ill.; and 11 grandchildren


Ellison, Holland F., Sr. 24 Mar 1905 - 23 Apr 1988 OH 28 Apr 1988

[Note: Son of Lonnie L. & Leola (Brown) Ellison; married 20 Mar 1929 Isa M. Patterson 13 Sep 1908 - 23 May 1977]

Holland F. Ellison, Sr., 83, of Sparta, died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Services for Mr. Ellison were held Tuesday in the First Baptist Church, Sparta, with the Rev. Ken Lupton officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Ozark. Mr. Ellison was born March 24, 1905, near Lead Hill, Arkansas, to Lonnie L. and Leola (Brown) Ellison. A retired farmer, he was a former Taney County resident, having moved to Sparta in 1945. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sparta. Mr. Ellison was preceded in death by his wife, Isa, in 1977. His survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, H.F., Jr. and Evelyn Ellison, Nixa, and Dean and Shirley Ellison, Rogersville; four daughters, Mrs. Wanda Moses and Mrs. June Stubbs and son-in-law Max, all of Pekin, Illinois, Mrs. Martha Jones and son-in-law Jerry, Schaumburg, Illinois, and Mrs. Keella Roberts and son-in-law Rev. Gene Roberts, Buffalo; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. Esther Manes, Aurora; and two brothers, John Ellison, Lampe, and Woodrow Ellison, Clinton.


Ellison, Isa Mae (Patterson) 13 Sep 1908 - 23 May 1977 OH 26 May 1977 p5

[Note: Daughter of John & Martha (Braden) Patterson; married 20 Mar 1929 Holland F. Ellison 24 Mar 1905 - Apr 1988]

SPARTA - Mrs. Isa M. Ellison, 68, Sparta, died at 5:20 p.m. Monday in her home northeast of here after a long illness. She was a native of Reuter in Taney County and moved here with her husband in 1945. She was a member of First Baptist Church here. Harris of Ozark will announce arrangements.


Ellison, Isa Mae (Patterson) 13 Sep 1908 - 23 May 1977 OH 2 Jun 1977 p6

Isa Mae Patterson was born on September 13, 1908 in the Reuter community in Taney County to the marriage of John Patterson and Martha Braden. On March 20, 1929, she was united in marriage to Holland F. Ellison and to this union six children were born. Mrs. Ellison was converted at an early age at the St. James General Baptist Church in Taney County. After moving to Sparta in December 1945, she united with the First Baptist Church in Sparta. She entered into rest on May 23, 1977, at the age of 68 years, 8 months and 10 days, following a long illness at her home northeast of Sparta. Survivors include her husband, Holland F. Ellison of the home Northeast of Sparta; four daughters, Mrs. Wanda Moses and Mrs. Jane Stubbs, both of Pekin, Illinois, Mrs. Martha Jones of Schaumburg, Illinois and Mrs. Koella Roberts of Buffalo, Missouri; two sons, H. F. Ellison of Nixa and Dean Ellison of Rogersville; 18 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; two brothers, Frank Patterson of Rogersville and Earl Patterson of Las Vegas, Nevada; two sister, Mrs. Ella Collins of Cedar Creek, Missouri and Mrs Betty May of Mountain Home, Arkansas; a host of other relatives and friends,. Rev. Dorsey Davis officiated. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Services were at the First Baptist church of Sparta.


Ellison, Isa Mae (Patterson) 13 Sep 1908 - 23 May 1977 OH 2 Jun 1977 p10

We wish to thank all our friends and neighbors for the prayers, cards, flowers, food contributions, to Rev. Dorsey David  and Larry Scantlin, the Sparta Baptist Church and all acts of kindness during the illness and death of our loved one, Ina Mae Ellison, May God Bless Each of You. The Holland Ellison Family.


Ellison, Lonnie Dean 13 Apr 1935 - 17 Apr 2007 SN-L 19 Apr 2007 & SN-L 20 Apr 2007

[Note: Son of Holland F. & Isa Mae (Patterson) Ellison; married 8 Jun 1953 Shirley McHaffie]

Lonnie Dean Ellison, age 72, of Rogersville, passed away April 17, 2007, in his home. He was born on April 13, 1935, in Cedar Creek, Missouri, to Holland and Isa Patterson Ellison. Dean was a 1953 graduate of Sparta High School. He married Shirley McHaffie on June 8 of that same year. Dean enjoyed farming and tending to his cattle, being outside on his tractor, and family reunions. He loved helping his neighbors in Petelo and was crazy about his grandkids. He was a member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church, Rogersville. He loved serving God, and taught Sunday school for more than 30 years. His survivors include his wife, Shirley Ellison; his son Kenny Ellison; his son Greg Ellison and wife Michele; and his daughter Cheryl Hardin, all of Rogersville; his brother, Holland Ellison Jr. and wife, Evelyn, Nixa; three sisters, June Stubbs and husband, Max, Pekin, Illinois, Martha Lou Jones and husband, Jerry, Schaumburg, Illinois, Koella Roberts and husband, Eugene, Ozark, Mo.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Dean was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Wanda Moses and her husband, Arley. Viewing will be in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church, Rogersville, with Pastor Winston Burton and Dave Pitts officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery, Sparta.


Elliston, Emerson 13 Jan 1916 - 22 Mar 1983 OH 31 Mar 1983 p8

[Note: married Alice]

Services for Emerson Elliston, 67, Stockton, were held March 24 in Caplinger Mills Baptist Church with Howard Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Caplinger Mills Cemetery under direction of Brumbeck of Stockton. Mr. Elliston died March 22 at his home after a short illness. Survivors include his wife, Alice; two sons, Tony, Ozark, Ala., and Tom, Joplin; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Young and Miss Laura Elliston, both of Kansas City, and Mrs. Marty Graham and Mrs. Margaret Williams, both of El Dorado Springs; one sister, Mrs. Ernestine Preston, Nevada; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


Ells, Patricia Ann (Banderman) 15 Sep 1936 - 3 Aug 2011 AdamsFH & CCH-N 10 Aug 2011

[Note: Daughter of Alfred E. & Mary (Ford) Banderman]

Patricia Ann Ells, age 74 of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2011. She was born September 15, 1936 in St. Louis, the daughter of Alfred E. and Mary (Ford) Banderman. Patricia had previously been the Post Master in Plate City, Missouri. Survivors include: A brother, Alford Banderman; a sister, Jean Wagner; and a cousin, Alberta Gentzler. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Eugene Banderman. Cremation under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Ellsworth, Betty Frances (Harper) 3 Apr 1933 - 14 Mar 2009 CCH-N 18 Mar 2009 & SN-L 18 Mar 2009

[Note: Daughter of Richard Charles & Matilda Jane (Stark) Harper; married 31 Jul 1954 David McDonald Ellsworth 19 Nov 1928 - 11 Feb 1998]

Betty Frances (Harper) Ellsworth, Nixa, passed away March 14, 2009 in her home. She was born in Polk County, April 3, 1933. Betty was the youngest child of nine children born to Richard Charles Harper and Matilda Jane Stark. Betty graduated from Humansville High School and received her B.S. from Southwest Missouri State Teacher’s College (now Missouri State University) in 1954. She was the first college graduate in her family. She and David McDonald Ellsworth were married in Missouri on July 31, 1954, and moved to California to teach.  After their daughters, Betty Marie and Kathlene Sue, were born, Betty excelled as a creative homemaker, expert seamstress and school volunteer. In 1969 they moved to Neosho, where they owned a Western Auto Store on the town square.  In 1975 they moved to Nixa and resumed their dedication to education in Chadwick where David was the Superintendent of Schools and Betty taught kindergarten and first grade.  Betty had a deep faith and a generous spirit. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother who had a positive outlook on life and could always find the silver lining. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, David, her parents, her sisters, Laura, Myra and Neva, brothers, Raymond, Nolan, John Calma and Joy. She is survived by her brother R. C. and his wife Christine, her daughter Betty Marie and son-in-law Steve Ungerman, daughter Kathlene Sue and son-in-law Jeff Simmons and grandchildren Meyer, Megan, Julie, Marni and Drew Ungerman, Nate, Heath and Seth Pyle and Julian and Will Simmons. Funeral services will be March 20, 2009 in Salem Missionary Baptist Church Cliquot Community northwest of Bolivar. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. March 19, 2009 in Adams Funeral Home Nixa. Donations can be made to the David M. and Betty F. Ellsworth Scholarship Fund at Missouri State University, 300 South Jefferson, Suite 100, Springfield, 65807.


Ellsworth, David McDonald 19 Nov 1928 - 11 Feb 1998  CCH-N 18 Feb 1998

[Note: Son of Lewis Raymond & Mamah (Artrip) Ellsworth; married 31 Jul 1954 Betty Frances Harper 3 Apr 1933 - 14 Mar 2009]

David McDonald Ellsworth, 69, Nixa, died Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield at the age of 69 years, three months and 23 days. David was born November 19, 1928 in Sheridan, Wyoming. He was the son of Lewis Raymond and Mamah Artrip Ellsworth. He served as superintendent of Chadwick Schools and retired in 1991 after 16 years. He had been a teacher in Missouri and California and had served as deputy superintendent of schools for Orange County, Calif., David was a U.S. Army Veteran and had owned Western Auto Supply Stores in Brunswick and Neosho. On July 31, 1954, he married Betty Harper. His family was the joy of his life.  Betty survives, along with their two daughters, Betty Marie and husband, Steve Ungerman, and Kathlene Sue and husband, Nick Pyle, grandsons Meyer David Ungerman and Nathaniel Ellsworth Pyle, all of Dallas, Texas, a sister Darlene Stark, Springfield, brothers-in-law, Raymond Harper, Osceola, and R.C. Harper and his wife, Christine, Belton, sisters-in-law, Neva Harper White, Harrisonville, Gladys Harper, Lowry City, Gladys Harper, Gladstone, Oregon, and Nellie Jones, Blue Springs, and numerous nieces and nephews. David accepted Christ as his savior and was baptized at Knott Avenue Christian Church in Buena Park, Calif. David's life had a positive impact on many people and his memory will live on as a loving husband, father, friend and advisor for those who knew and loved him. Memorial funeral services will be held at 11:00 am. Saturday, February 14, 1998 in Humansville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carnel "Bally" Johnson and the Rev. Don Covington officiating. Interment will follow in Salem Cemetery under the direction of Butler Funeral Home, Bolivar. Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday until service time in the church. A David M. Ellsworth Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established at Citizen's Bank of Sparta.


Elston, Frank 31 Jul 1861 - May 7 1934 CCR 17 May 1934 p8

[Note: married Pearl; MO DC gives wife‘s name as Jessie]

Funeral services for Frank Elston, age 72, who died at his home in Hurley Monday night May 7, 1934, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the M.E. church in Hurley, conducted by Rev. McCarty of Crane, Mo. Burial was made in the Masonic cemetery at Crane, Mo., under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Crane, Mo. Mr. Elston formerly lived in Chicago, was a railroad engineer, but located in Hurley in the fall of 1929. He was a member of the Masonic order at Marionville, Mo. The Masons conducted services at the grave. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Pearl Elston, one brother and one sister, a son and daughter by a former marriage.


Elston, Frank Brown 6 Feb 1906 - 22 Apr 2006 SN-L 18 Apr 2006

[Note: Son of George Lawson & Mary (Brown) Elston; married 26 Aug 1939 Blanche Miller ? -  Sept 1982; married 14 Aug 1983 Violet Enid Bechler]

February 6, 1906 April 12, 2006 100 year legacy Frank Brown Elston was born near Jefferson City, Missouri, to Mary Brown Elston and George Lawson Elston on February 6, 1906. A sister, Mary Elston Cerney, preceded him in death. Frank enjoyed hunting and fishing from a very young age with his uncles and his father, later with his own son and grandson. Having graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1925, Frank attended Washington University in St. Louis for about a year. The summer of 1927 Frank and a friend had taken a job to feed mules in Norfolk, Virginia, before they were destined to be shipped to Spain. Arriving in Norfolk, there was no job, so Frank and a friend stowed away in the hold of the ship. After two days in hiding, the boys were put to work on the ship and 12 days later docked in Barcelona, Spain. After a brief rail and walking tour of Spain, Frank returned to the United States and eventually back to Kirkwood. In the fall of 1927, Frank enrolled at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, where he made the acquaintance of notables like Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and Calvin Coolidge. He was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. On August 26,1939, Frank Elston and Blanche Miller were married at the Compton Heights Christian Church. By the time World War II had ensued, Frank and Blanche had a disabled daughter and a younger son, David. Frank worked at a plant and Blanche was a registered nurse. Daughter, Jane, age 6, died in 1947. Subsequent employment included: an air-conditioner mechanic for the Pullman Company, a Studebaker Automobile Agency, Hoover Vacuum Company, Roeper Danz Ford Dealership, McCormick Spice Company and finally 18 years with McDonnell Douglass Company as machine shop expediter, retiring at age 65 in 1971. In retirement, Frank enjoyed doing repair work, painting jobs and grandchildren. Having been diagnosed in 1951 with diabetes, Blanche died in September 1982 of complications from that condition. Frank was active in the Webster Groves Christian Church, serving as President of the Sunday School, Church Elder and finally Elder Emeritus. This church involvement led him to meet Violet Enid Behler, and they were married, August 14, 1983. A 100th birthday celebration in Kimberling City on February 5th of this year brought relatives in from as far away as Kansas City, Mo., and Pearl, Ill. Frank and Violet eventually moved to Maranatha Village in March of this year, where he gently went home to be with His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on April 12, 2006. Frank Brown Elston is survived by his wife, Violet Enid Elston, Springfield, Mo.; a son, David George Elston of Kimberling City, Mo.; three grandchildren, Frank William Elston, Clever, Mo., Nancy (Elston) Bogart, Nixa, Mo., and Jeanene (Elston) Volmert of Clever, Mo.; and eight great-grandchildren: Misty Hutt, Steven Hutt, Alex Bogart, Zakary Bogart, Benjamin Bogart, Annya Bogart, Mason Volmert, and Shelby Volmert.


Elwell, Evelyn G. (Stephenson) 22 Jan 1924 - 22 Jan 1994  NN-E 26 Jan 1994

[Note: Daughter of Don & Lida (Stewart) Stephenson; married Joel Elwell]

Evelyn G. Elwell, 69, Ozark, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 1994, at the home she shared with her daughter and son-in-law. She was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Fairmont, Neb., the daughter of Don and Lida Stewart Stephenson. She and her husband, Joel Elwell, lived for many years in Hutchinson, Kan. Throughout her life, she worked as a beautician, secretary and a silversmith. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Hutchinson, Kan. She was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Mike Klotz, Ozark; stepchildren, J.D. and Ann Elwell, Kansas City, Kan.; nieces and nephews. Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 25, in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson, Kan., under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.


Elmore, Deborah Ann (Brouillard) 1959 - May 2005  SN-L 1 Jun 2005

[Note: Daughter of Richard & Jeanette (  ) Brouillard; married Richard Elmore]

Funeral services for Deborah Ann Elmore, 45, of Marionville, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 2, in the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora. Burial will be in Spring River Cemetery in Verona. Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight in the chapel. She is survived by three daughters, Dawn Elmore of Billings, Crystal Elmore of Aurora, and Brandi Elmore of Verona; three grandsons; two granddaughters; her parents, Richard and Jeanette Brouillard of Augusta, Ga., Bruce Brouillard of Pittsburg, Pa., and Rick Brouillard of Joplin; and her former husband, Michael Elmore of Aurora.


Elmore, Donald K. 7 Dec 1921 – 29 Sep 1997  CCH-N 4 Oct 1997

[Note: Son of Robert Oliver & Alice (Sipe) Elmore; married 11 Dec 1945 Eldora Verdie Erikson 23 Aug 1925 - 7 Sep 2008]

Donald K. Elmore, age 75, of Ozark, died Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Dec. 7, 1921 in Algona, Iowa, and was the son of Robert Oliver and Alice (Sipe) Elmore. He was the oldest of 10 children. On Dec. 11, 1945, he married Eldora Verdie Erikson in Blue Earth, Minnesota, where he lived most of his life. Mr. Elmore was a veteran of WWII in the Army Air Corps. Following his enlistment, he was a commercial crop farmer and had been employed by the Blue Earth Street Department before retirement. He moved to Ozark in 1987. He attended the United Methodist Church of Ozark.  Survivors include: his wife, Eldora; a daughter, Sheryl Dorschner and her husband, John, Jackson, Minn.; a son, Robert E. Elmore and his wife, Susan, Ozark; three grandchildren, Tony Dorschner and his wife, Lisa, Pierre, So. Dak., and Emily and Alex Elmore, Ozark; a great grandson, Anthony (A.J.) Dorschner, Pierre, So. Dak.; nine brothers and sisters. Charlotte Robb, Blue Earth, Lorraine Chaffee, Delavan, Minn., Elaine Elmore, Blue Earth, Mervin Elmore and his wife, Shirley, Garden City, Minn., Beverly Alfson and her husband, Elwood, Winnebago. Minn., Joyce Farrow and her husband, Leon, Ledyard, Iowa, Janice DeBoer, Blue Earth; Maurice Elmore and his wife, Darlene, Fairmont, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, in the First United Methodist Church, Blue Earth, Minn. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth, Minnesota. Local arrangements and transportation are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.


Elmore, Eldora Verdie (Erikson) 23 Aug 1925 - 7 Sep 2008 SN-L 11 Sep 2008

[Note: Daughter of Erik & Hilda (Palmquist) Erikson; married 11 Dec 1945 Donald K. Elmore 7 Dec 1921 - 29 Sep 1997]

Eldora Elmore, age 83, of Ozark, Missouri, formerly of Blue Earth, MN, died Sunday, September 7, 2008, at Mercy Villa in Springfield, Missouri. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 12, 2008, at 11 a.m., in Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev. Wane Souhrada officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth, Minnesota. Visitation time will be one hour prior to services, in Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street, in Blue Earth. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com


Elmore, Eldora Verdie (Erikson) 23 Aug 1925 - 7 Sep 2008 CCH-N 17 Sep 2008

Eldora  Elmore, 83, of Ozark, formerly of Blue Earth, died Sept. 7, 2008, at Mercy Villa in Springfield.  Funeral services were Sept. 12, 2008, at 11 a.m., at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev. Wane Souhrada  officiating. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth, Minn. Visitation time was one hour prior to services, at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street, in Blue Earth.  Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com She was born Aug. 23, 1925, in Canova, S.D., the daughter of Erik and Hilda (Palmquist) Erikson. Eldora was raised in South Dakota and came to Blue Earth in 1941. She was married to Donald K. Elmore on Dec. 11, 1945, in Blue Earth.  Eldora was a homemaker and has also worked seasonally for Green Giant in Blue Earth.  The couple moved to Ozark  in 1986 where Eldora became a member of the Cassidy United Methodist Church in Nixa.  She was also active in the Senior Citizens Center and was President of the Oats Senior Citizen Bus Transportation Service in Ozark.  She enjoyed embroidery and spending time with her friends & family, especially her grandchildren. Eldora is survived by her son, Robert (and Susan) Elmore of Ozark. Her daughter, Sheryl (and Bob) Cressinger of Jackson, Minn.,  her sister, Syvia Handlin of Fairmont, Minn.,  her sister, Elaine (and Darvine) Cottew of Fairmont, Minn., her three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald in 1997, son-in-law, John Dorschner, eight brothers and  three sisters.


Elsey, Lois (Tindle) Jun 1891 - 28 Jun 1959 CCR 2 Jul 1959 p7

[Note: Daughter of James A. & Mary A. (Bray) Tindle; married Ora Ralph Elsey;  father founded Tindle Mills & brother-in-law, W. B. Woody took over at James Tindle’s death]

A prominent Springfield business woman, Mrs. Lois Tindle Elsey, 68, died suddenly in her home, 622 East Harrison, Saturday night at 1:20 O’clock. For 12 years, Mrs. Elsey and her husband, Ora Ralph Elsey, have operated the Elsey Shoe Store at 324 South. Mrs. Elsey had been in apparent good health, and her death is believed to have been caused by a heart attack. She was born in Ozark, where she went through the public schools. She attended Southwest Missouri State College and before her marriage taught in the Ozark Elementary Schools, She had lived in Springfield since 1915. Mrs. Elsey was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Springfield Business and Profession Women; Club.  Survivors are her husband and a sister, Mrs. W. D. Wody, 913 East Catalpa [sic - should be W. B. Woody]  Funeral services were Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Gorman-Scharpf Chapel. The Rev. Fred Eastham officiated. Burial was in Hazelwood. - -- - Springfield Leader-Press.


Elwood, Betty Jean (Rethamel) 9 Mar 1936 - 18 Nov 2005 SN-L 19 Nov 2005

[Note: Daughter of Earl & Freda Margaret (Bell) Rethamel; married 21 May 1954 Elvin E. Elwood]

Betty Jean Elwood, age 69, of Ozark, passed away on Friday. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Hopedale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian County Violence Center.


Elwood, Betty Jean (Rethamel) 9 Mar 1936 - 18 Nov 2005 SN-L 20 Nov 2005

Betty Jean Elwood, age 69, of Ozark, passed away Friday, November 18, 2005. She was born March 9, 1936, in Mason City, Iowa, the daughter of Earl and Freda Margaret (Bell) Rethamel. On May 21, 1954, she and Elvin E. Elwood were united in marriage. She was a professional bookkeeper for 18 years. Betty was a Christian and longtime member of the Methodist faith. She loved her family and enjoyed being an active part in her grandchildren's lives. Betty enjoyed baking and all who knew her looked forward to her apple pies. She was a volunteer for the Christian County Violence Center and enjoyed spending time with the other volunteers. Survivors include: her husband of 51 years, Elvin; two children and their spouses, Kevin and Laura Elwood, Springfield, and Ann and John Custer, Ozark; four grandchildren, Christa, Lindsey, Stephanie, and Josiah; a brother, Arthur Rethamel, Nora Springs, Iowa; a godchild, Emily Edwards; nieces and nephews; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Roland, two sisters, Bonnie and Margaret Ann, and a nephew Michael. "Special thanks to St. John's Hospital SICU and MICU nurses and staff who became our second family; their love and encouragement gave us all hope. Four months later, Betty was able to come home and fulfill her dream of being in her home again." Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, November 21, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor John Hyde officiating. Burial will follow in Hopedale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian County Violence Center.


Emberton, Mildred L (Glenn) 25 Oct 1927 - 13 May 1998  CCH-N 27 May 1998

[Note: Daughter of Oscar & Lina (Dixon) Glenn; married 2 Aug 1946 Don Emerton]

Mildred L. Emberton, age 70, of Springfield, died Wednesday, May 13, 1998, in her home. She was born Oct. 25, 1927, in Springfield and was the daughter of Oscar and Lina (Dixon) Glenn. She grew up in the Selmore Community and graduated from Ozark High School. On August 2, 1946, she and Don Emberton were married. Mrs. Emberton was a Laboratory Technician and was a member of Temple Baptist Church, and Order of the Eastern Star in Springfield. Survivors include: her husband, Don; two children, Pete Emberton and his wife, Sandy, Springfield; and Donna Emberton, Nixa; a grandchild, Arnie Emberton, Springfield; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Ray Glenn. A graveside service was Saturday, May 16, in Glenn Cemetery, south of Nixa, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.


Embry, Gary W. 25 Mar 1956 - 28 Oct 1986 OH 6 Nov 1986 p3

[Note: Son of Perry & Rita (  ) Embry; married Alice]

Services for Gary W. Embry. 30, Ozark, were held Oct. 31 in Lohmeyer-Konantz Chapel, Lamar, with Doug Oakes and the Rev. Gerald Sappington officiating. Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Lamar. Mr. Embry died Oct. 28 as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident in Springfield. He was an employee of Roadway Express Trucking Company, Springfield, where he had been a supervisor. He was a  member of the Lamar First Christ Church, and a former member of the Metro Club. Mr. Embry was a member of the Fellowship Christian Athletes and had been an All-American in Missouri Southern College in football. He played for the New Orleans Saints until suffering an injury. Survivors include his wife, Alice; a three-week-old daughter, Erica, of the home; his parents, Perry and Rita Embry, Lamar; one brother, John Embry, Ft. Scott, Kan.; and a sister, Barbara Braker, Lamar.


Emert, Doris J. (Bates) 14 Apr 1925 – 24 Nov 1995  CCH-N 29 Nov 1995

[Note: Daughter of Francis & Laura (Barnes) Bates; married 7 Apr 1946 Harvey E. Emert 16 Mar 1926 - 26 Oct 2005]

Doris J. Emert, 70, Galena, passed away Friday, Nov. 24, 1995, in Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson. She was born April 14, 1925, in Middle Sex, Mass., the daughter of Francis and Laura (Barnes) Bates, she was united in marriage on April 7, 1946, in Wichita, Ks., to Harvey Emert. Doris is survived by: her husband; three sons, Kyle, Springfield, Phillip, and his wife Marilyn, Reeds Spring, and Wayne, Galena; a daughter, Geraldine Taylor, and her husband, Everett, Harrison, Ark.; a brother Francis Bates, Jr., Lynn, Ma.; and twelve grandchildren. Services were at 2:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, in Harris, a Cassity Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Junior Swadley officiating. Burial followed in Eisenhour Cemetery, Spokane, Mo. Visitation was from 3-4 p.m., Sunday, in the funeral home.


Emert, Harvey E. 16 Mar 1926 - 26 Oct 2005 SN-L 28 Oct 2005

[Note: Son of Ray & Lillie (Wyatt) Emert; married 7 Aug 1946 Doris J. Bates 14 Apr 1925 - 24 Nov 1995

Harvey E. Emert, age 79, of Galena, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2005, in Christian Health Care, Nixa. He was born March 16, 1926, in Galena, the son of Ray and Lillie (Wyatt) Emert. Mr. Emert served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II, receiving a purple heart. On April 7, 1946, he and Doris Bates were united in marriage in Wichita, Kan. She preceded him in death in November 1995. He worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad in Sacramento, Calif., before moving back to Missouri where he worked 23 years for the Missouri Highway Department. He was also a farmer and a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include: two sons, Wayne of Galena, and Kyle of Springfield; a daughter, Gerri of Springfield; a brother, Louis Gerald of Sacramento, Calif; 12 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Doris; and a son, Phillip. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, October 31, 2005, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Roy McElwee officiating. Burial will follow in Eisenhour Cemetery, Spokane. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday in the funeral home.


Emfinger, John Wesley  Sr. 7 Sep 1942 - 26 Jun 2004 CCH-N 14 Jul 2004

[Note: Son of Norman & Ruby (Green) Emfinger; married JoAnn McGowan; ; married 1983 Nellie M. Buchanan]

John Wesley Emfinger, Sr., age 61, passed away June 26, 2004 in St. Paul Hospital, Dallas, Texas. He was born September 7, 1942 in Ft. Worth, Texas, the son of Norman and Ruby Green Emfinger.  Mr. Emfinger lived most of his life in Dallas, Texas. He married JoAnn McGowan and they had three children. Mr. Emfinger worked for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the Nixa Christian Church. In 1983 he married Nellie M. Buchanan.  Survivors include: his wife, Nellie Emfinger, Paris, Texas; his son, John Wesley Emfinger, Jr. and wife Deloris, Nixa; a daughter, Gretchen Gardner and husband Mark, Kimberling City; three grandchildren, Justin Emfinger and Elizabeth and Joshua Gardner, his father, Norman Emfinger and wife Evelyn, Littlefield, Texas; and a sister, Linda Goen, Littlefield, Texas.  He was preceded in death by his mother; Ruby Emfinger; a daughter, Rachael Emfinger; and his first wife, JoAnn McGowan.  Mr. Emfinger was a true people person. Everyone who met him loved him for his uplifting spirit. He loved music, singing and worshiping.  A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 9, 2004 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Dr. Rod Cannedy officiating. Burial will be in Glenn Cemetery, Nixa.

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Emfinger, John Wesley,  Sr. 7 Sep 1942 - 26 Jun 2004 SN-L 8 Jul 2004

John Wesley Emfinger Sr., age 61, passed away June 26, 2004, in St. Paul Hospital, Dallas, Texas. He was born September, 7, 1942, in Ft. Worth, Texas, the son of Norman and Ruby Green Emfinger. Mr. Emfinger lived most of his life in Dallas, Texas. He married JoAnn McGowan and they had three children. Mr. Emfinger worked for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the Nixa Christian Church. In 1983, he married Nellie M. Buchanan. Survivors include his wife, Nellie Emfinger, Paris, Texas; his son, John Wesley Emfinger Jr. and wife, Deloris, Nixa; a daughter, Gretchen Gardner and husband, Mark, Kimberling City; three grand-children, Justin Emfinger and Elizabeth and Joshua Gardner; his father, Norman Emfinger and wife, Evelyn, Littlefield, Texas; and a sister, Linda Goen, Littlefield, Texas.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Emfinger; a daughter, Rachael Emfinger; and his first wife, JoAnn McGowan. Mr. Emfinger was a true people person. Everyone who met him loved him for his uplifting spirit. He loved music, singing and worshiping. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 9, 2004, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Dr. Rod Cannedy officiating. Private burial will be in Glenn Cemetery, Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to Nixa Christian Church.


Emfinger, Rachael Kaline 11 Dec 1970 - 30 Jan 2003

[Note: Daughter of John Wesley & JoAnn (McGowan) Emfinger]

Rachael Kaline Emfinger, age 32, of Springfield, passed away in her sleep Wednesday, January 29, 2003. She is now with her Lord and Savior. She was born December 11, 1970 in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of John W. Emfinger Sr. and JoAnn McGowan. Rachael worked at the Wal-Mart Supercenter South in Springfield as a sales associate. She never knew a stranger, loved everyone and always had a smile. She was a member of Dayspring Christian Fellowship. Survivors include her father, John W. Emfinger Sr. and wife, Nell; a brother, John Emfinger Jr. and wife Deloris; two sisters, Gretchen Gardner and husband Mark, and Charis Lippert and husband Peter, all of Nixa; nephews and nieces, Justin Emfinger, Elizabeth and Joshua Gardner, and Ethan and Aaron Lippert; grandfathers, Norman Emfinger and wife Eveyln, Littlefield, Texas, and Walter E. McGowan and wife Jean, Dallas, Texas; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many friends including those from work and from her church. She was preceded in death by her mother, JoAnn McGowan and grandmothers, Ruby Emfinger and Nellie McGowan. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Steve Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Glenn Cemetery, south of Nixa. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News Leader, January 31, 2003.


Emlet, Eula Irene (Welch) 7 Jul 1913 - 28 Feb 2009 SN-L 5 Mar 2009

Eula Irene Welch Emlet (June 7, 1913 - February 28, 2009) On February 28, 2009, Eula Emlet had a change of residence when she moved from her mobile home in Bridgeton, Missouri, to her mansion in heaven. All of her moving costs were paid in full by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, from the infinite bounty of God's grace and to His glory. Eula is survived by her daughter, Alice Mack; her beloved granddaughters, Cashel and Casandra Mack; her former son-in-law, Harold Mack; her many nieces and nephews and their families; and her brothers and sisters in Christ. Eula's high school nickname, Feisty, was appropriate for every stage of her life, including her preparations for her journey to be with Jesus. As a driver, she earned the nickname Speedy, which carried over to the ten years she spent zipping around on her walker named "Harley". If someone wanted to have some fun, to have a shoulder to lean on, to dine on delicious heavenly hash or deviled eggs or pineapple cream pie, or just to visit, they could call on Eula. The loves of her life were her two granddaughters. Eula's love of the Lord and the worship and fellowship she shared with her church friends were two of her biggest joys. The last "person" to receive a "Eula smile" was Eli, Alice's little dog. His name was the last word Eula said as she cuddled him on her hospice bed in her living room. Eula's accomplishments in life were many, but perhaps her biggest accomplishment of all was her ability to be such a good friend to so many people. A celebration of Eula's life will be held in Meadors Funeral Home in Republic, Missouri, on Friday, March 6, 2009, from 5 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, March 7, 2009, in Macedonia Baptist Church, in Springfield, Missouri. Burial will follow in Wise Hill Cemetery, in Clever, Missouri. Family and friends may celebrate their memories of Eula at the Meadors Funeral Home website at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.


Emmerson, Jewell (Smith) Glenn Feb 1896 - 2 Aug 1969 CCR 21 Aug 1969 p5

[Note: Daughter of Hugh & Della (Collins) Smith; married 21 Nov 1915 Charles Glenn

Mrs. Jewell Glenn Emmerson, 73, of Ontario, Calif. died there on Saturday, Aug. 2. A native of Christian County, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Smith. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Dean and Huber Glenn; and a brother, Linville Smith, all of California. Charles and Ward Collins of Ozark are uncles. Funeral services and burial were Aug. 5 at Ontario.


Enderson, Floy (?) Knox 28 Mar 1917-21 Dec 1994 CCH-N 28 Dec 1994

Floy Enderson, 77, Yukon, Okla., died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1994 at her home. She was born March 28, 1917 in Bruno, Ark., and had been living in Yukon intermittently for the last 18 years. She had worked in dietary services at Spanish Cove in Yukon for eight years. She was a Baptist. Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn F. Penny, Yukon, Okla.; three sons, Robert L. Knox, Sioux Falls, S. D., Jerry L. Knox, St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters, Beulah Gibson, Tulsa, Okla., and Velma McFerrin, Baxter Springs, Kans.; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Friday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. in the Springfield National Cemetery in Springfield, Mo. Services were under direction of Turner Funeral Home, Yukon, Okla.


Endicott, Madeline Ponder 8 Jan 1995 - 6 Apr 2006 SN-L 9 Apr 2006

[Note: Daughter of James & Karla (Ponder) Endicott]

Madeline Ponder Endicott, age 11, passed away at home on Thursday, April 6, 2006, while in the loving arms of her parents and brother. Madeline was born January 8, 1995, to James and Karla Endicott, in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. She had lived in Springfield with her parents and big brother Nathaniel for the past eight years. Madeline was a creative child. She loved arts and crafts, cooking her own creations (recipes are for amateurs), sewing (no patterns needed), candle-making, soap-making, and many other projects of her own design. She had a beautiful voice and enjoyed singing in church and in the Children's Choirs of Southwest Missouri. Madeline was also a gifted violinist. She was a home schooled fifth grader and participated in many extra-curricular activities. She loved traveling: hiking the Great Sand Dunes straight to the top, skiing fearlessly down mountain slopes, exploring New York City, and building sand castles with her cousins at the beach. She wanted to see "every place in the world." She had an adventurous taste in food, choosing sushi over chicken nuggets. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Madeline had a delightful sense of humor and was wise beyond her years. Madeline was a baptized, active member of the Ozark Presbyterian Church. Madeline was preceded in death by her grandfather, Leo Endicott. She is survived by her parents, James and Karla, and brother, Nathaniel, of Springfield; her grandmother, Lora Endicott of Branson; her grandparents, Louie and Catherine Ponder of Iberia; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Madeline was diagnosed in the summer of 2004 with hepatoblastoma, a rare childhood liver cancer. She persevered through many surgeries and chemotherapies. The family is profoundly grateful to the doctors, nurses, and staff at St. Louis Children's Hospital for their excellent care and compassion. The family also appreciates Cox Home Parenteral and Community Hospices of America for providing wonderful care in the home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts to a memorial fund in Madeline's name. The money will be given to organizations that supported Madeline and that help other children dealing with serious illnesses. Gifts may be sent to the Madeline Endicott Memorial Fund, c/o Ozark Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 328, Ozark, MO 65721. Funeral services, under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home, will be at the First and Calvary Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Missouri, at 9 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2006. The Rev. Alf Halvorson will officiate. A reception at the church will follow. A private burial service with the Rev. Peggy Sanderford Ponder officiating will be at the Livingston Cemetery in Iberia. Madeline is beloved by many friends and family members. They grieve deeply her passing, celebrate her life, and look forward to seeing her smile again in the life to come.


Ems, Emma (Smith) 23 Jun 1859 - 20 Feb 1938 CCR 17 Mar 1938 p3

[Note: married Joseph W. Ems; no legible tombstone in Sparta Cemetery; with Charles H. & Anna Johnson on 1930 Census]

Miss Emma Smith Ems was born in Cleveland, Ohio, June 23, 1859. With her parents she moved to Arapahoe, Neb., in 1876, where she was united in marriage to Joseph W. Ems. There she resided until she came to Missouri to live with her daughter, Mrs. Anna Johnson in 1923. She lived in the vicinity of Oldfield the rest of her life. She passed away Feb. 20, 1938, aged 78 years, seven months and 27 days. She united with the Christian church at the age of 13. She became a victim of blindness in 1915. She was preceded in death by the husband, two sons and three daughters. She is survived by three daughters, Susie Hyde of Arapahoe, Neb., Rosa Chrisman of De-Land, Ill., and Mrs. Anna Johnson of Oldfield, together with 17 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. The daughters, Mrs. Hoyle and Mrs. Chrisman, were unable to be at her bedside or attend the funeral. Services were held at the Oldfield schoolhouse Feb. 22, 1938, with Brother Ross Anderson officiating. Burial was made in the Sparta cemetery under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.


Engel, Erin LaRue 1960 - 22 Aug 1993  OH 25 Aug 1993

[Note: Daughter of Richard & Lynn (Copeland) Engel]

Erin LaRue Engel, 33, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1993 at 12:07 p.m., as a result of breast cancer. She is survived by her three sons, George, Zoey and Indiana; her mother, Lynn Fleisch, Little Rock; her father, Richard Engel, Springfield; a sister, Shelly Fleisch, California; a brother, Jeff Engel, Mission, Kan.; paternal grandmother, Ethel Aton, Springfield; maternal grandparents, Alan and Marion Copeland. Her body was cremated under the direction of Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home. No services are planned. Donations may be made to breast cancer research.


Engel, Jack L. 20 Sep 1923 - 4 Dec 2005 SN-L 5 Dec 2005

[Note: Son of Clair & Pearl (  ) Engel; married Dyann]

In Loving Memory Of Jack L. Engel "A light from the family has gone, a voice we loved is stilled, a place is vacant in the home which can never be filled. We have to mourn the loss of one we would've loved to keep, but God who surely loved him best has finally made him sleep." Jack L. Engel, beloved husband, father, step-father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend went home to his Lord, Sunday, December 4, 2005, in his home in Fremont Hills, Missouri, surrounded by his family. He was 82 years old. Jack was born on September 20, 1923, in Daytona Beach, Florida, the son of the late Clair Engel and Pearl (Engel) Murphy. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila, and a sister, Arlene Stoven. He is survived by his loving wife, Dyann; son, Eric and wife, Lisa, Bruner; stepson, Scott Garrett and wife, Deborah, Aurora; step-daughter, Deanna Smith and husband, John, Peculiar; a stepdaughter, Julie Glennon, Springfield; grandchildren, Bryan Engel and wife, Juli, Santa Tressa, New Mexico; Jason Engel and wife, Tina, Vandalia, Illinois; Jennifer Engel, Ozark; Hannah Engel, Navarre, Florida; step-grandchildren, Tony and Cayla Parry, Peculiar; Zackhairy Garrett, Aurora, Mo.; Erin and Todd Tatum, Springfield; six wonderful great-grandchildren, a girl and five boys; and brothers, Arthur "Bud" Engel, Clever, and Bill Murphy and wife, Betty, Auburn, Washington. Peace to my sweet husband. Jack was a well known restaurateur at Riverside Inn in Ozark. Wherever he went people would remember him and many times would say, "He would always make you feel like you were his only customer in a room of many." He treated people with grace and humility. A gallant and distinguished gentleman. Jack was also a developer and partner of many subdivisions: In Ozark, Old Engelwood, Engelwood, Bingham Heights and Fremont Hills Towne Centre; in Nixa, Mapledale Subdivision, Detroit Theater, Nixa Village Center North (City Hall) and Nixa Village Center South (St. Johns); in Rogersville, Johnson Heights; and Springfield, Airport East. But his favorite was Fremont Hills. What was once a cornfield and pasture is now a beautiful city and 18 hole golf course. He always said, "The smell of earth turning and see the land turn into something beautiful was a joy." Jack moved to Ozark from Traverse City, Michigan, as a boy of 12. Before high school he built furnace fires in the early mornings for many businesses on the square of Ozark. To make extra money, he would set traps for rabbits and other small animals then sell their skins to Tom Bingham. He started working at Riverside when he was in high school, sleeping on a cot and eating Mary Ellen Marley's fried chicken wings for breakfast before going to school. His work ethic started early and stayed with him all his life. He taught many young people by his example, how to work and apply themselves to their future lives. If his illness had not taken away his health, he would have worked until the Lord took him. Jack just wanted to go home, he was so tired. Jack was an elder in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints and traveled many miles through Missouri and Arkansas holding services and teaching Sunday School for many years. He will always be loved and missed by his wife and family. We have lost a great man, but always remember, forget the things that made you sad, but never forget to remember the things that made you glad. "Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there, I do not sleep. I am the thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry: I am not there, I did not die." Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2005, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Burial will follow in Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark, Mo. Viewing will begin Tuesday at noon. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Community Hospices of America or the Parkinson Foundation.

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