Estep, Helen E., d. 1961 - Estes, Frank G., d. 1997

 

Estep, Helen E. (King) 10 Jul 1910 - 9 Mar 1961 CCR 16 Mar 1961 p4

[Note: Daughter of  Beaty & Tisha (Arvin) King ; married Homer W. Estep 15 Jun 1898 - 23 Oct 1972]

Funeral services for Mrs. Homer Estep, 50, former resident of Christian County, who died at her home in Centertown Thursday, March 9, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Selmore Baptist Church with burial in the Selmore Cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home. She was a member of the Centertown Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Homer W. Estep,  two sons, Don Estep of Ozark and Ted Estep of Jamestown, Mo., one daughter, Mrs. Joe Nile Tatum of Ozark and 14 grandchildren.

 

Estep, Homer W. 15 Jun 1898 - 23 Oct 1972  CCR 26 Oct 1976 p2

[Note: Son of James Crayton & Vina (Wood) Estep; married  Helen E. King 10 Jul 1910 - 9 Mar 1961; married second  Ragie Sturman  who m/1 James Elmer Buttram]

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harris Chapel here for Homer W. Estep, 74, of Ozark. The Revs. Bruce Maples and Arthur Page officiated and burial was in the Selmore Cemetery. Mr. Estep died at 12:10 a.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a 15-day illness. He was a retired farmer and once was employed as a guard at the Missouri State Prison in Jefferson City. He was a member of the Selmore Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ragie; two sons, The Rev. Donald E. Estep of Harrison, Ark and Teddy R. Estep, of Claremore, Okla.; one daughter, Mrs. Wilda Micham of Sparta; a sister, Miss Jewell Estep, of Ozark; two brothers, T. L. Estep of Jefferson City and Loyd Estep of Sparta; three stepsons, Bob Buttram of San Mateo, Calif., James Butram of Payette, Idaho, and Dale Buttram, of Jerome, Idaho; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Sheri Hanson of Ozark; 10 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one step great grandchildren.

 

Estep, James Crayton 1 Aug 1873 - 7 Apr 1956  CCR 12 Apr 1956 p4

[Note: Son of Joseph W. & Louisa (Grady) Estep; married Vina Wood 2 Feb 1868 - 13 Nov 1946]

Funeral services for James Crayton Estep, 83, who died April 7 at his home at Selmore, were held Tuesday afternoon in the Selmore Baptist church with Rev. Max Hamilton and Rev. Floyd Hanks officiating. Burial was in Walnut Shade cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. His wife, nee Vina Wood, preceded him in death, as did one daughter. Survivors include five children. Thurman and Homer Estep, both of Jefferson City, Firel and Loyd Estep of Sparta, and Jewel of the home; one brother, Joseph W. Estep of Haskell, Okla.; one sister, Mrs. Charles Smith of Cherryvale, Kan.; 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. He was converted to Christ at an early age and at the time of his death was a member of the Selmore Baptist church.

 

Estep, Jewel 30 Nov 1902 - 20 Feb 1913 OH 3 Mar 1993

[Note: Daughter of James Crayton & Vina (Woods) Estep]

Jewel Estep, 90, Ozark, died at 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 1993 at her home following a short illness. She was born Nov. 30, 1902 in Taney County, the daughter of James and Vina Woods Estep. She was a member of Selmore Baptist Church where she was active as a Sunday School teacher. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing and quilting. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Ada Florence, and her brothers, Thurman, Firel, Homer and Lloyd Estep. Survivors include a host of nephews and nieces, great-nephews and nieces and dear friends. Services were held Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Harris Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Reverends Bob Daniels, Don Estep and Leroy Estep officiating. Burial followed in the Walnut Shade Cemetery, Taney County. Memorial donations can be made to Selmore Baptist Church or the Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

 

Estep, John W. 20 Jul 1860 - 18 Nov 1938 CCR 24 Nov 1938 p1

[Note: Son of Joseph W. & Vicy (Grady) Estep; married 12 Apr 1885 Lucinda Weatherman 8 Sep 1859  - 14 May 1935]

John W. Estep was born of Kentucky and Virginia parents on July 20, 1860, and departed this life on Friday morning, Nov. 18, 1938, at 5:50 a.m. in the Springfield Baptist hospital. He was the eldest son of Joseph W. Estep and Vicy Grady Estep. He was married to Lucinda Weatherman April 12, 1885, who preceded him in death May 14, 1935. To this union were born six children all of whom are living to mourn their father: Mrs. Lillie Blansit of the home address, Spokane, with whom he lived; Rev. D.J. Estep of Aurora; A.J. Estep of Ozark; J.O. Estep, Raymond Estep, and Mrs. Dorothy Keithley, all of Walnut Shade. 21 grandchildren and three great grandchildren will remember him fondly. Four sisters preceded him in death: Elvira Cummings, Mary Davidson, Clara McKinney, and Mathilda Wallace. Two brothers and three sisters are living: J.C. Estep of Ozark, Joe Estep of Haskel, Okla., Mrs. Nora Stockstill of Quonoh, Texas, Mrs. Lou Bond of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mrs. Jennie Smith of Cherryvale, Kans. He was converted and united with the Pleasant Shade Baptist church about 15 years ago, and later he moved his membership to the Baptist church of Spokane. He loved his church and the many, many friends he has made throughout his lifetime. In his thinking there were two outstanding preachers, Rev. Bud Forbis and Floyd J. Hanks. These are sad days, Dear Daddy. It breaks our hearts to give you up, for to us you have been a real Daddy. To you we have kept the road worn for advice that only a Father like you could give. But to God’s will we resign, while you in heaven take our dear mother by the hand. We know, dear Daddy, these are days for which you have prayed to mend the broken ties that earth has broken. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Spokane school auditorium by Rev. Bud Forbis and Rev. Floyd Hanks with burial in the Walnut Shade cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

 

Estep, Kenneth 1921 - 14 Nov 1965  CCR 18 Nov 1965 p1

[Note: Son of Joseph Orvan & Gladys (Bougher) Estep; married Laura B.]

Kenneth Estep 44, of Raytown, Mo., near Kansas City, was killed early Sunday morning in a head-on-collision while on his way home from work. Police stated the vehicles collided after the other car, driven by Samuel B. Austin, crossed the center line. Mr. Estep was born at Reeds Spring and graduated from Spokane High School in 1941. He had lived in Raytown about 20 years and was an employee of Bendix Corporation. He was a Mason and a World War II and Korean Conflict Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife, Laura B. Estep; a son, Donald and a daughter, Martha Carolyn, both of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Orvan Estep of Eldorado Springs, formerly of Walnut Shade; a brother, Leon Dean Estep of Phoenix, Ariz.; and four sisters, Mrs. Hubert Wallace and Mrs. Fred Cochran, both of Grandview, Mrs. Vester Jones of Nixa and Mrs. Dean Crittenden of Bolivar. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Raytown.

 

Estep, Lloyd James 9 Mar 1909 - 14 Jun 1988   OH 23 Jun 1988

[Note: Son of James Crayton & Vina (Woods) Estep; married Velma A. Smith 2 Jan 1912 - 5 Apr 1995]

Loyd J. Estep, 79, of Sparta, died at 6:05 p.m. June 14 at the Ozark Nursing and Care Center. Services for Mr. Estep were held Friday in the Harris Chapel, Ozark. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery, with Leeroye Maples officiating. A Taney County native, Mr. Estep was born March 9, 1909, to James and Vina Estep. A retired farmer and longtime Sparta resident, he was a former employee of the Medical Center for Federal Prisoners. He was a member of the Sparta Masonic Lodge No. 296 AF & AM and of the Shady Grove Baptist Church. A Navy veteran of World War II, he had served as State Representative from 1952-1964. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Loretta Spurgeon, in 1973. His survivors include his wife, Velma; three sons, Gerald and Bobby, both of Sparta, and Lyman, Ozark; two daughters, Jeanette Haskins, Portland, Oregon, and Anita White, Springfield; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a sister, Jewel Estep, Ozark.

 

Estep, Lucinda (Weatherman) 8 Sep 1859 - 14 May 1935 CCR 9 May 1935 p1

[Note: Daughter of Rev. Samuel T. & Luvica (Jones) Weatherman; married 12 Apr 1885 John W. Estep 20 Jul 1860 - 18 Nov 1938]

Lucenda Weatherman was born Sept. 8, 1859, at Walnut Shade, Missouri. She departed this life May 14, 1935, at her home in Spokane, MO, at the age of 75 years, 7 months and 6 days. She was the daughter of Rev. Samuel T. and Luvica Weatherman. Her fathers was one of the pioneers and preachers in Missouri. He was God’s man to bring in the Kingdom in the pioneer days. She was united in marriage to John W. Estep, April 12, 1885. To this union were born 7 children, the older a girl who died in infancy. She was converted at an early age and several years later she united with the Pleasant Shade Missionary Baptist Church of which she was a member. She was one of those old-fashioned consecrated Christian mothers. She loved the Lord and trusted in his word as the only hope for the sins of the world. She was a mother who put into practice those memorable words of Solomon: raise a child up in the way it should go and it will not depart from it when it is old. She lived to see all her children saved and untie with the church. She has always possessed a frail body, and has suffered death many times but it always increased her faith in her Savior. Her children cannot remember a day in her life when she did not read a chapter of God’s word and pray. Her father, mother, two brothers, and six sisters preceded her to the great beyond. She leaves to mourn her death the husband, John W. Estep of the home address, and six children, Mrs. Jeff Blansit, Bluff, MO, Rev. D.J. Estep, Pastor of First Church, Aurora, MO, A.J. Estep, Ozark, MO, Mrs. Dorthy Kiethley, Walnut Shade, MO, J.O. Estep, Walnut Shade, MO, R.B. Estep, Bluff, MO, and two brothers, Grant Weatherman, Branson, MO, and B.S. Weatherman, Walnut Shade, MO; two sons-in-law, four daughters-in-law, 20 grandchildren and one great grandchild. She is gone to a better land where Jesus lives, a place where we shall see her again. Funeral services were conducted May 15, at 3 p.m., at Walnut Shade, by Rev. Forbis of Marionville, with burial in Walnut Shade cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Estep, Mamie Ellen (Thornton) 12 Mar 1891 - 2 May 1986 OH 8 May 1986 p3

[Note: Daughter of Henry & Savannah ( ) Thornton; married Alfred J. Estep Aug 1890 - 2 Sep 1966, son of John W. & Lucinda (Weatherman) Estep]

Graveside services for Mamie Estep, 95, Phoenix, Ariz., were held May 7 in Eastlawn Cemetery, Springfield, Burial was under the direction of Harris Funeral Home, Ozark. Mrs. Estep died May 2 in Highland Manor Nursing Home, She moved to Phoenix, Ariz., in 1955 from Ozark and was an associate member of the North Phoenix Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Wilma McConnell, Phoenix; two sons, Dale Estep, Port Orchard, Wash. and John Estep, Ferndale, Wash.; one sister, Anna Lee Bilyeu, Ozark; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

Estep, Ragie (Sturman) Buttram 24 Aug 1904 – 9 Jul 1995  CCH-N 19 Jul 1995

[Note: Daughter of James Thomas & Flora (Bowman) Sturman; married 19 Sep 1926 James Elmer Buttram; married Homer W. Estep 15 Jun 1898 - 23 Oct 1972]

Ragie Sturman Buttram Estep, age 90, of Ozark, died Sunday, July 9, 1995, at 8:04 p.m. in Ozark Nursing and Care, Center. She was born in McClurg, on August 24, 1904, and was the daughter of James Thomas and Flora Bowman Sturman. Ragie started school atOpossum Trot and completed high school at Ava. She attended Teachers College in Springfield, and began her teaching career at Pleasant Shade in Taney County. On September 19, 1926, she married James Elmer Buttram. The family moved to Idaho in 1945, where she started teaching again in 1951 at Pleasant Plains School in Jerome, Idaho. She lived in Fruitland, Idaho for some time before returning to Missouri. Ragie was a member of Jerome Pleasant Plains, Grange Methodist Church. On February 28, 1962, she, married Homer Estep in Jefferson City. Following her husband’s retirement, they settled in Selmore. Ragie loved her flowers and gardens that were always so beautiful with her loving attention and care.  Survivors include: two sons, James M. Buttram and his wife; Geri, Medford, Oregon, F. Dale Buttram and his wife, Shirley, Jerome, Idaho; a step-daughter, Wilda Micham, Sparta; two stepsons, Don and Ted Estep; 16 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Ressie Brooks, Chesterfield; a brother-in-law, Burnam Cummins and his wife, Clara, Springfield; two sisters-in-law, Blanch and Thelma Estep, Ozark; a daughter-in-law, Jewyl Buttram, Jerome, Idaho; and many nieces and nephews who have given many hours of loving care. She was preceded in death by husbands, James Elmer Buttram and Homer Estep; a son, Bobbie Lee Buttram; a daughter, Sherri Tatum; a grandson, Steve Buttram; two sisters, Roma Cummins, and Ruby Mackey; a brother, Ray Sturman; and her parents. Funeral services were Friday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Elmer “Mac” McCully officiating. Burial will be in Parrna, Idaho on Wednesday, July 19.

 

Estep, Shelby Lea 3 Jan 1993 - 21 Jul 2010 CCH-N 28 Jul 2010

[Note: Daughter of Mark & Shawna (Dittmar) Estep]

Shelby Lea Estep, Aurora, daughter of Mark and Shawna (Dittmar) Estep was born Jan. 3, 1993, in Springfield, and departed this life July 21, 2010, from injuries of a car accident at the age of 17.  We were not ready for God to take her, but Shelby was prepared to go. She lived by a mature faith that was beyond her years. She was ready to share that faith with others at all times. She loved to make others laugh and woke up each morning with a smile on her face.  Shelby was a lifelong resident of the area. She attended Marionville High School and was a member of the FFA having served as Area 12 first vice president and vice president of the Marionville FFA. Shelby was active in high school softball,  a member of the National Honor Society and worked on the school yearbook. She also was a member of the Northpoint Church in Springfield and was involved with the Northpoint Youth. She loved the game of softball and played on the SWMO Eclipse traveling softball team. In Shelby’s free time, she enjoyed doing volunteer work at the Ozark Empire Fair. Survivors include: Her parents, Mark and Shawna Estep of Aurora; sisters, Jamie Leech of Marionville and Cheyanne Estep of the home; grandparents, Dwight and Judy Dittmar, Martha Johns, Knial Iorg and Wendall and Connie Estep; aunts and uncles, Dusty and Amy Dittmar, Shelley and Terry Cape and Patty Iorg; cousins, Klayton Dittmar, Koy Dittmar, Julia Cape, Jesse Cape and Grant Cape and a host of other relatives and friends.  Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. July 25 at Northpoint Church, Springfield, with Cliff Henry and Troy  Hartman officiating. Burial was in Charity Cemetery, Crane, under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane. Visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m. July 24 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the Shelby Estep memorial fund to be used for an FFA Scholarship Fund at First Independent Bank or Impact at Northpoint Church.

 

Estep, Ted R. 7 Apr 1932 - 14 Feb 2005 SN-L 16 Feb 2005

[Note: Son of Homer W. & Helen (King) Estep; married Virginia Irene Hall 14 Aug 1931 - 29 Mar 1997]

Ted R. Estep, 72, Ozark, passed away Monday, February 14, 2005. A graveside funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Febraury 18, 2005, in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark

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Estep, Ted R. 7 Apr 1932 - 14 Feb 2005            CCH-N 23 Feb 2005

            Ted R. Estep, age 72, of Ozark, passed away Monday, February 14, 2005.


Estep, Velma Adele (Smith) 2 Jan 1912 - 8 Apr 1995  CCH-N 19 Apr 1995

[Note: Daughter of Orville & Olive (Everett) Smith; married 9 Feb 1930 Lloyd James Estep 9 Mar 1909 - 14 Jun 1988]

Velma A. Estep, 83, formerly of Sparta, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 1995, in Mount Juliet Nursing Home, Mount Juliet, Tenn. She was born Jan. 2, 1912, in Forsyth, the daughter of Orville and Olive Everett Smith. She was united in marriage Feb. 9, 1930, in Walnut Shade, to Lloyd Estep, former state representative for Christian County. She was a homemaker who enjoyed taking care of her many flowers and being with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and a daughter, Loretta Spurgeon. Survivors include three sons, Gerald Estep, Springfield; Bob Estep and Lyman Estep, both of Sparta; two daughters, Jeanette Haskins, Portland, Ore., and Annita White, Hermitage, Tenn.; a brother, Lorin Smith, Sacramento, Calif.; three sisters, Gladys Jenkins, Corning, Calif., Gay Marrs, Welser, Idaho, and Florene Ickes, Washington state; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, April 12, 1994 in Harris, a Cassity Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Mike Blackwell officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery, south of Ozark.

 

Estep, Vina (Wood) 2 Feb 1868 - 13 Nov 1946  CCR 14 Nov 1946

[Note: Daughter of Henry & Adeline (Weatherman) Wood; married James Crayton Estep 1 Aug 1873  - 7 Apr 1956]

Mrs. Vina Estep, 78, died at her home southeast of Ozark at 12:05 o’clock Wednesday morning, following a stroke suffered two weeks ago. She is survived by her husband, J.E. Estep; four sons, Thurman of Jefferson City, Farrell and Lloyd of Sparta and Homer of Ozark; one daughter, Miss Jewel Estep of the home; 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two sisters. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Walnut Shade church with burial in the cemetery there under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Estep, Virginia Irene (Hall) 14 Aug 1931 - 29 Mar 1997 CCH-N 2 Apr 1997

[Note: Daughter of James & Elsie (Holt) Hall; married Ted R. Estep 7 Apr 1932 - 14 Feb 2005]

Virginia Irene Estep, 65, Ozark, died Saturday, March 29, 1997, in her home. She was born August 14, 1931, in the Keltner Community and was the daughter of James and Elsie (Holt) Hall. She retired in 1993 from FASCO Industries. Mrs. Estep was a member of Selmore Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. Survivors include: two children, Deborah Hall, Ozark, and James William Estep, Humansville; six grandchildren, Holli Estep, Sierra Cruse, Greg Estep, Nena Mitchell, Derrick Mitchell and Joseph Hall; two great-grandchildren, Hope Mitchell and Lundon DuShane; and a sister, Bessie Marie Hodges, Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Eldorene Shipman. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday April l, 1997, in Selmore Baptist Church with Dr. Elmer "Mac" McCully officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to Missouri Baptist Children's Home.

 

Ester, Ruth Nicole 29 Jun 1986 - 29 Jun 1986 OH 3 Jul 1986 p10

[Note: Daughter of James & Jackie ( ) Ester]

Graveside services for Ruth Nicole Ester, infant daughter of James and Jackie Ester, Nixa, were held July 2 in Springfield National Cemetery. Burial was under the direction of Meadors of Republic. The infant died shortly after birth June 29 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Additional survivors include one sister, Jennifer Baker; two half-brothers, James Leroy,. II and Joel; paternal grandparents, George and Margaret Ester; maternal grandmother, Ruth Decker.

 

Estergard, Barbara Jean (Schmidt) 1 Mar 1942 - 1 Nov 2004 SN-L 3 Nov 2004

[Note: Daughter of Leslie & Esther (Sauer) Schmidt; married 20 Dec 1964 Gary Estergard]

Barbara Jean (Schmidt) Estergard, age 62, of Nixa, Mo., formerly of Lincoln, Neb., passed away on Monday, Nov. 1, surrounded by her family. Barbara was born in Scottsbluff, Neb., on March 1, 1942, the daughter of Leslie and Esther (Sauer) Schmidt. After graduating from Scottsbluff High School, Barbara completed her bachelor's degree in Art, History and Elementary Education at Doane College in Crete, Neb. She earned her master's degree in education from the University of Nebraska Kearney. On Dec. 20, 1964, Barbara was united in marriage with Gary Estergard in Scottsbluff. In May 2004, Barbara retired from Lincoln Public Schools where she was an elementary teacher for 15 years. Barbara spent a total of 32 years teaching elementary school and serving as an administrator in Indiana, Idaho and Nebraska. She was actively involved with Junior Achievement and PEO. Barbara touched the lives of thousands of children in her work as a teacher and educator over the course of her 32 years. As her students remember, baseball and football were important parts of Barbara's world. Also important to Barbara were her gardening, church activities, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Esther (Sauer) Schmidt, and one brother, Roger Schmidt. She is survived by her husband, Gary; her daughter, Jana Estergard Roberts and her husband, Anthony, of Nixa, Mo.; her son, Scott Estergard and his wife, Wahiba, of Phoenix, Ariz.; and one grandson, Evan Roberts of Nixa, Mo. She is also survived by her sister, Yvonne Alexander, husband Dwayne and daughter Joan; her brother, J.L. Schmidt, wife Pamela, and sons Ryan and Tyler; mother-in-law Jackqulyn Estergard; sister-in-law, Joan Larsen and family; brother-in-law Richard Estergard and family; and many other friends and relatives. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at Vine Congregational Church, 1800 Twin Ridge Rd., Lincoln, Neb. Memorial contributions may be made to Junior Achievement of Lincoln, 5610 Seward, Lincoln, NE 68507. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

Estes, Ada (Sullivan) 22 Jan 1895 - 29 Sep 1948 CCR 7 Oct 1948

[Note: Daughter of Jerry & Elizabeth (Epperson) Sullivan; married 10 Nov 1917 CCM Clarence E. Estes 26 Jul 1888 - 7 Jul 1969]

Funeral services for Ada Estes, 53, who passed away on Sept. 29, were held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock in the Clever Baptist church. Rev. Hawes of Clever officiated. Burial was in the Mt. Carmel cemetery near Clever, under direction of the Maples-Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Mrs. Estes was a lifelong resident of the Clever vicinity. She married Clarence Estes Nov. 10, 1917. She was converted years ago and was well-liked by young and old alike and worked hard to live a Christian life. Survivors include the husband, Clarence, of the home; one brother, Earnest Sullivan of Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Audie King of Billings, Mrs. Maude Talent of Diagonal, Iowa, and Mrs. Laura Osborn of Springfield; other relatives and many friends.

 

Estes, Austin Cleve 1917 - 25 Dec 2005 SN-L 21 Jan 2005

[Note: Son of William Fred & Anna Belle (Stine) Estes; married Lois Whidden]

Austin Cleve Estes, 88, Springfield, passed away December 25, 2005, after a brief illness. Cleve was the son of the late William Fred Estes and Anna Belle Stine. Also preceding him in death were his wife, Lois (Whidden) Estes, and brothers, Claude and Clell. Cleve is survived by one brother, Coleman, of Springfield. Other surviving immediate family include his daughter, Marilyn Quigley and her husband, Ed, of Springfield; a son, Fred and his wife, Susan, of California; grandson, Bryan Quigley and his wife, Rachel, of Virginia, and their son, Leor; and Grandson, Collin Quigley and his wife, Stephanie, of Ozark, Mo. A private burial was held earlier in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens. Rivermonte regrets that they omitted from Wednesday's paper the memorial service held at 10 a.m. Friday, January 20, in Thieme-Shadel Funeral Service, 4500 S. Lone Pine. Memorial donations may be made to Evangel Temple missions program. Online personal condolences may be made at www.thieme-shadel.com.

 

Estes, Bessie Belle (Grammer) 4 Sep 1890 - 19 Jan 1952

[Note: Daughter of Jobel & Sarah (Leath) Grammer; married Alfred Estes 28 Jun 1893 - 14 Jul 1975]

Mrs. Bessie Belle Estes, 61, wife of Alfred Estes and a lifelong resident of Clever, died at 6:20 p.m. yesterday in St. John’s hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks. She had been ill for a year. She was a member of the Clever Methodist Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Max Estes of Clever; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Rhodes of 1727 East Turner and Mrs. Lillian Little of Clever and four grandchildren. Services will be under the direction on Harris of Clever.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 1950 on it.

 

Estes, Calvin Thurman 16 Oct 1923 - 20 Apr 1946 SN-L 20 Jan 2002

[Note: Son of William Hobart & Edith Mae (Guthrie) Estes, Sr.; married 20 Apr 1946 Darlene L. Walker 9 Jun 1927 - 9 Nov 2005]

Calvin Thurman Estes, North Hills, Calif., formerly of Republic, Mo., departed this life Tuesday Jan. 15, 2002, in Mission Hills, Calif. He was born Oct 16, 1923, to William Hobart, Sr. and Edith Mae (Guthrie) Estes. He was united in marriage April 20, 1946, to Darlene Walker. They were privileged to enjoy nearly 56 years of a happy marriage together. To this union was born two sons. Calvin Thurman accepted the Lord as his Savior in 1950 at High Street Baptist Church, Springfield, Mo. In 1956 he and his wife moved their family to San Fernando Valley, Calif. They became faithful members of the First Baptist Church of Van Nuys, Calif. He was a veteran of World War II and a loyal employee of Bendix Electro Dynamics, Corp. for 35 years until his retirement in 1991. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Darl Estes. He is survived by his loving wife, Darlene; two sons, Larry Phillip Estes and wife Penny, and Randall Allen Estes; one grandson, Michael Estes; two step-granddaughters, Deana Playter and Amy Henderson and husband Chad; a step great-grandson, Tanner Henderson, all of California; a brother, Hobart Estes, Jr. and wife Janalee, Springfield, Mo.; a sister, Lovetra Samsel, Billings; a sister-in-law, Betty Estes, Springfield; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. A wonderful time was had by all when they made their trips back to the Ozarks to visit family and friends and to sight see. Thurman will be greatly missed by all. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 23, 2002, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, Mo. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Clever. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, January 20, 2002.

 

Estes, Carl Eugene 29 May 1915 - 18 Jan 1984 OH 26 Jan 1984 p11

[Note: Daughter of  Loyal E. & Laura (Weaver) Estes; married Ruth Virginia Stine 23 Jul 1919 - 1 Nov 1996]

Services for Carl E. Estes, 68, Ozark, were held Jan. 20 at Harris Chapel with the Rev. Bill Stype officiating. Burial was in Richwood Cemetery. Mrs. Estes died Jan. 18 at his home after a 15-month illness. A retired farmer and bulk milk hauler, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ozark. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two sons, John A. and Kim E., both of Springfield; one brother, Mrs. Ozark [SIC}; two sisters, Mrs. Arlene McCoy, Ozark and Mrs.. Jewell Stine, Marionville; and seven grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Estes, Carl Eugene, Jr. 8 Apr 1942 - 8 Apr 1942 CCR 9 Apr 1942 p1

[Note: Son of Carl Eugene & Ruth Virginia (Stine) Estes]

Carl Eugene Estes, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Estes, died in a Springfield hospital Wednesday at 4 p.m. The infant is survived by its parents, its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Estes, and many other relatives. Funeral services were conducted this Thursday afternoon, at 3:30 at the Chaffin Funeral Home by Rev. Floyd Hanks with burial in the Richwood cemetery.

 

Estes, Clarence E. 26 Jul 1888 - 7 Jul 1969 CCR 10 Jul 1969 p8

[Note: Son of George & Katie (Ottendorf) Estes; married Ada Sullivan 22 Jan 1895 - 29 Sep 1948; married  Lucy  Skaggs m/1 Click]

Funeral services for Clarence E. Estes, 80, Route 1, Billings, a lifelong resident of Stone County, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Union City Community Church with the Rev. H. V. Wells officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery near Clever under direction of Harris of Nixa. A retired farmer, Mr. Estes died at 12:30 a.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after an illness of several months. Surviving are his wife, Lucy and four brothers, Alfred, Clever, Roy and Floyd, both of Marionville, and Earl, San Diego, Calif.

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Estes, Clarence E. 26 Jul 1888 - 7 Jul 1969

Funeral services for Clarence E. Estes, 80, Route 1, Billings, a lifelong resident of Stone County, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Union City Community Church with the Rev. H. V. Wells officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery near Clever under direction of Harris of Nixa.  A retired farmer, Mr. Estes died at 12:30 a.m. Monday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after an illness of several months.

Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner is not dated.

 

Estes, Clarence Leonard 20 Jun 1894 - 14 Aug 1982 OH 19 Aug 1982 p9

[Note: Son of David M. & Mary M. (Mynatt) Estes; married Winnie Pearce 20 Sep 1895 - 9 Mar 1980]

Services for Clarence Leonard Estes, 88, Clever, were held Aug. 17 in Clever Christian Church with the Rev. John Wylie officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery under the direction of Meadors of Clever. Mr. Estes died Aug. 14 in Springfield Rest Home after a long illness. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. J. E. Meacheam, Mrs. Vencil Mount and Mrs.. E. L. Bowen, all of Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Delphia King, Clever, and Mrs. Effie Owens and Mrs. Pearl Burgess, both of Tulsa, Okla.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

Estes, Daisy Lee (Doran) 17 Mar 1883 - 16 Jun 1958  CCR 19 Jun 1958 p 1

[Note: Daughter of James Addison & Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” (Coach) Doran; married 4 Sep 1904 Everett Estes 5 May 1882 - 23 Jun 1953]

Funeral services for Mrs. Daisy Lee Estes, 75, of Route 2, Ozark, who died early Monday morning at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark, with Rev. Ralph Turner officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. A native and lifelong resident of the Hopedale community, she was  a member of the Cassidy Methodist Church. Mrs. Estes was the widow of the late Everett Estes, a prominent Christian County farmer. Survivors include two sons, John Estes, route 1, Nixa and Woodrow Estes, route 2, Ozark; a daughter, Eula, of the home; four brothers, Wade Doran and Fenton Doran of Springfield, Dr. Lowry Doran of Norman, Okla., and Ross Doran of Lakeland, Fla. three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Payne of Ozark, Mrs. Ella Whittington of Mentor and Mrs. Pansy Moore of Springfield; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

 

Estes, Darlene L. (Walker) 9 Jun 1927 - 9 Nov 2005 SN-L 13 Nov 2005

[Note: Daughter of Charles H. & Edith E. (Moses) Walker; married  20 Apr 1946  Calvin Thurman Estes 16 Oct 1923 - 15 Jan 2002]

Mrs. Darlene L. (Walker) Estes, formerly of Republic, Mo., departed this life November 9, 2005, in Mission Hills, Calif. She was born June 9, 1927, to Charles H. Walker and Edith Walker. Darlene was united in marriage April 20, 1946, to Calvin Thurman Estes, who preceded her in death on January 15, 2002. She is survived by two sons, Larry Phillip Estes and wife, Penny, and Randall Alan Estes; one grandson, Michael Estes; and two step granddaughters, Deana Playter and Amy Henderson. Others preceding her in death were all her siblings, Glen Walker, Thelma Meeker, Bonnie Gallico, and Don Walker. Darlene was loved dearly and will be greatly missed by all. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2005, in Rose Hill Cemetery, Billings, with Rev. Gene Gwennap officiating. Services and burial under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic.

 

Estes, David Monroe 30 Mar 1865 - 22 Jun 1946 CCR 27 Jun 1946 p3

[Note: Son of  Samuel & Melcena (Steele) Estes; married 5 Jan 1890 CCM Mary M. Mynatt 5 Mar 1870 - 3 Dec 1950]

David Monroe Estes was born in Christian county, Mo., on March 30, 1865, and passed away at his home near Clever, Mo., on June 22, 1946. He had spent his entire lifetime in the same community. On Jan. 5, 1890, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary M. Mynatt and to this union were born eight children. One child died in infancy. He was converted when a young man and united with the Methodist church. Later he moved his membership to the Clever Baptist church where it remained throughout his life. He served as deacon in the church for many years. Surviving are his wife, Mary; four sons, Sam of Tulsa, Okla., Leonard, Lonnie and Hobert, all of Clever; three daughters, Mrs. Effie Owen and Mrs. Pearl Burgess, both of Tulsa, and Mrs. Delphia King of Clever; 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Clever Baptist church with Rev. Lynn Swadley of Springfield officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Carmel cemetery under direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Estes, Donald Ross 22 Mar 1931 - 29 Jun 2003 SN-L 1 Jul 2003

[Note: Son of Ross Loyal & Ruby Fern (Holder) Estes; married Jewell Avalene Bilyeu]

Donald R. Estes, age 72, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, June 29, at 5:15 p.m. in the home of his son. Don was born near Ozark, Missouri, on March 22, 1931 to Ross and Ruby Estes. He was a gifted tool and die maker by trade and in everything took great pride in doing a perfect job. He retired from Fasco Industries in 1991 after more than 25 years of service. Don was saved at an early age and was a long time member of Ozark First Baptist Church. He was an avid sportsman with a great love for the out of doors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and gardening. He was a loving and loved husband and father. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Ruby, and a sister, Beverly Carter. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Avalane; a son, Matt and his wife Lisa; his father, Ross Estes; a sister, Barbara Sanders; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Reverends Troy Rhoden and Jim Jeffries officiating. Burial will be in Hopedale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Springfield News Leader, July 1 2003.

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Estes, Donald Ross 22 Mar 1931 - 29 Jun 2003  CCH-N 16 Jul 2003

[Note: Son of Ross Loyal & Ruby Fern (Holder) Estes; married Jewell Avalene Bilyeu]

Donald R. Estes, 72, went home to be with his Lord on at 5:15 p.m. June 29, 2003, at the home of his son. Estes was born near Ozark on March 22, 1931, to Ross and Ruby Estes. He was a gifted tool and die maker by trade and in everything took great pride in doing a perfect job. He retired from Fasco Industries in 1991 after more than 25 years of service. Estes was saved at an early age and was a long time member of Ozark First Baptist Church. He was an avid sportsman with a great love for the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. He was a loving and loved husband and father. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Ruby; and a sister, Beverly Carter. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Avalane; son Matt and wife Lisa; his father, Ross Estes; sister Barbara Sanders; nieces and nephews. Services were held at 10 a.m. July 2, 2003, in Adams Funeral Home, with the Revs. Troy Rhoden and Jim Jeffries officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery.

 

Estes, Edith Mae (Guthrie) 1 Dec 1897 - 25 Jan 1977  OH 3 Feb 1977 p2

[Note: Daughter of  William Andrew & Margaret Ann (Estes) Guthrie; married William Hobart Estes  8 Sep 1896 - 30 Aug 1974]

CLEVER - Services for Mrs. Edith May Estes, 79, Clever were at 2 p.m. Thursday in Clever Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Gilmore officiating. Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery under direction of Meadors Funeral Home here. Mrs. Estes died early Tuesday in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. She was a member of Clever Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lovery Samsel, Billings; three sons, Darl and Hobert, Jr., both of Springfield and Thurman of the state of California; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Clever Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Gilmore officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery under direction of Meadors Funeral Home.

 

Estes, Ercell Carmen (Wasson) Wallace 30 Jul 1891 - 9 Mar 1989 OH 16 Mar 1989

[Note: Daughter of William Asbury & Ellen Parthenia (Estes) Wasson; married 31 Mar 1913 Frank James  Wallace; married 20 Jul 1976 Forest B. Estes 5 Nov 1888 - 11 Dec 1990]

Ercell C. Estes, 97, of Nixa, died March 9 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Services for Mrs. Estes were held March 13 at the Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Bill Molott officiating. Burial was in Glenn Cemetery. Mrs. Estes was born July 30, 1891 in Nixa to William and Ellen Wasson. She owned and operated a millinery and accessories shop in Visalia, California for 40 years, where she was active in civic affairs and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce. She was also a member of the Soroptimists Club and sang in the choir of the First Presbyterian Church for 20 years. She was a 50 year member of ,the Order of the Eastern Star and of First Christian Church, Nixa. She married Forest B. Estes July 20, 1976 in Sun City, Arizona. She and Mr. Estes lived the last six years of her life in a home they designed and built on Wasson Place in Nixa, where she was born and spent her early years. Surviving are her husband, Forest B. Estes, Nixa; a sister, Lorene Fleming, Nixa; nieces Katie Lee Poage, El Paso, Edith Carlson, Republic, Joellen Evans, Tucson, Hattie Carter, Nixa; nephews, William A. Wasson, Rogers, Arkansas, J.W. Fitzgerald, Liberal, Kansas, Dr. E.J. Fitzgerald, Wichita, Wallace B. Shelton, Nixa, John M: Wasson, Nixa; and sisters-in-law Edna Wasson, Nixa, and Grace Wasson, Salinas, California. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church, Nixa.

 

Estes, Eula (Colbert) 22 Feb 1902 - 31 Jul 2001

[Note: Daughter of Oscar & Orva Colbert; married 5 Apr 1927 Roy Green Estes 9 Jul 1899 - 8 Apr 1987]

Eula Colbert Estes, age 99, Ozark, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in James River Care Center, Springfield. She was born February 22, 1902, in Kiowa, Okla., the daughter of Oscar and Orva Colbert. In 1927, she was united in marriage to Roy Estes, who preceded her in death in 1987, at the age of 86. A life long Episcopalian, Eula was baptized in Harrison, Ark., and confirmed in Eureka Springs. Eula was a devoted wife who willingly followed her husband, a tool and diemaker, wherever his profession led him. After leaving Arkansas, they spent many years in California before finally settling in Ozark in 1951. Together they built a home where Roy established and operated the Estes Machine Shop. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Martin and her husband, Dennis, New York, N.Y.; and two brothers, Holmes Colbert, Sea Beach, Calif., and Ralph Colbert, Torrence, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband; three sisters, Mildred Webb, Helen Vance, and Virginia Machesky; and two brothers, Oscar Colbert and Bill Colbert. Eula was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2001 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Christ Church Associate Rector Virginia Brown officiating. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

 

Estes, Eula Carol (Hughes) Gilbert 13 Nov 1912 - 29 Mar 1994 OH 6 Apr 1994

[Note: Daughter of Henry & Ethel (Andrews) Hughes; married Ray Gilbert; married Max Granville Estes 10 Sep 1920 - 13 Jun 2002]

Eula Carol Estes, 81, Ozark, died Tuesday, March 29, 1994 at her home. She was born Nov. 13, 1912 in Lead Hill and was the daughter of Henry and Ethel Hughes. She was employed as an assistant to Dr. R. R. Farthing in Ozark. She also worked for Major Cheese Factory. Preceding her in death were her parents; a daughter, Syble Major; and a sister, Zola Workman. Survivors include four grandchildren, Julie Ellison, Ozark, Jenny Gregg, Nixa, Melanie Karner, Ponca City, Okla., and Sam Major, Ozark; three brothers, Norman Hughes, Ozark, Don Hughes, Chadwick, and Russell Hughes, Ozark; two sisters, Agnes Roberts and Lorene Workman, both of Ozark; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 12, in Adams Funeral Home with Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

 

Estes, Eva R. (Bloomer) 13 Feb 1890 - 14 Mar 1954     CCR 18 Mar 1954 p5

[Note: Daughter of Nehemiah & Annie (Roller) Bloomer; married 7 Jan 1912 Paul A. Estes 29 Aug 1889 - 26 May 1947]

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Hopedale Church north of Ozark, for Mrs. Eva R. Estes, 64, who died March 14 in a Springfield hospital following an illness of several weeks. Born the daughter of Nehemiah and Annie Bloomer, she was converted at the age of 17 at the Elm Grove Methodist Church and later united with the Hopedale Baptist Church of which she was a member at the time of her death . In 1912, she was married to Paul A. Estes who preceded her in death in 1947. Survivors include two sons, Max G. Estes and Carl Estes of Ozark; two daughters, Mrs. Arline McCoy of Ozark and Mrs. Jewell Stine of Crane; three sisters, Mrs. Katie Smith and Mrs. Annie Mooney of Rogersville and Mrs. Rosa Green of Ozark; a brother, Oren Bloomer of Sparta; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; many other relatives and many friends. Officiating at the funeral services were Rev. Worth Caughron and Rev. Ross Estes. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Estes, Everett E. 5 May 1882 - 23 Jun 1953 CCR 25 Jun 1953 p1

[Note: Son of Pleasant Green ^ Sarah Ann (Gooch) Estes; married 4 Sep 1904 Daisy Lee Doran 17 Mar 1883 - 16 Jun 1958]

Heart Attack Fatal for Everett E. Estes

Everett E. Estes, 71, lifelong resident and prominent farmer of the Hopedale community succumbed to a heart attack at 5:40 Tuesday evening while sitting in his car on the west side of the square. Mr. Estes had suffered a heart seizure earlier in the day and had visited an Ozark physician that afternoon. The fatal attack occurred while he and Mrs. Estes were sitting in their car near the southwest corner of the square. Member of one of Christian County’s earliest families, Mr. Estes was well-known as an energetic, progressive and high-respected farmer. He was a member of the Cassidy Methodist Church and a longtime and active member of Friends Lodge No. 352, A. F. & A. M. at Ozark. Immediate survivors are his wife, Mrs. Daisy Doran Estes; two sons, John and Woodrow, both of whom operate farms near their father’s place north of Ozark, a daughter, Miss Eula Estes of the home; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were being held at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Turner, pastor of the Cassidy Methodist Church officiating. Burial was to be in Hopedale Cemetery near his home, with Masonic services at the grave

 

Estes, Floyd Marion 26 Jun 1885 - 21 Mar 1959 CCR 26 Mar 1959 p9

[Note: Son of Granville M. & Martha E. (George) Estes; married 8 Dec 1909 Ethel May Gooch 14 Nov 1889 - 28 Aug 1920; married Wilma

Funeral services for Floyd Marion Estes, 73, a former Springfield City U

tilities bus driver, who suffered a fatal heart attack Saturday, March 21, at his home in Tulsa, Okla. were held Thursday afternoon at the Herman Lohmeyer funeral Chapel at Springfield, Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery north of Ozark. Mr. Estes was a native of the Hopedale community, and following his retirement seven years ago moved to Tulsa. He was a member of the Hopedale Baptist  Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Wilma Estes, two sons, Ralph Estes and James Ross Estes, both of Springfield, one daughter, Mrs. Norma Lee Buckingham of Corpus Christi, Texas. one sister, Mrs. Geneva Greene of Ontario, Calif. and three grandchildren.

 

Estes, Forest B. 5 Nov 1888 - 10 Dec 1990 OH 13 Dec 1990

[Note: Son of William S & Sarah Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Haguewood) Estes; married Effie M.; married 20 Jul 1976 Ercell  Carmen (Wasson) Wallace  30 Jul 1891 - 9 Mar 1989]

Forest B. Estes, 102, Nixa, died Monday morning, Dec. 10, 1990 in his home. He was born Nov. 5, 1888 north of Ozark in Cassidy to William and Elizabeth Estes. He was educated in the Springfield schools and attended the old Normal School, now known as Southwest Missouri State University. He moved to Miami, Okla., and worked in the lead and zinc mines. He later worked for Shell Oil Co., from which he retired. After retirement, he did field work for other oil companies. He married Ercell Wasson Wallace on July 20, 1976 in Sun City, Ariz. They moved to Nixa, where she preceded him in death March 9, 1989. He is survived by a brother, Herbert Estes, Springfield. Graveside services were Wednesday morning in Glenn Cemetery, south of Nixa, under direction of Harris Colonial with the Rev. William Belko officiating.

 

Estes, Frank G. 3 Oct 1917 - 9 Feb 1997 CCH-N 12 Feb 1997

[Note: Son of James Milford & Ivie (McCauley) Estes; married 7 Jun 1935 Lois Thomas 15 Oct 1918 - 3 Nov 1989]

Frank G. Estes, 79, Rogersville, died Sunday, February 9, 1997, in Cox Medical Center, South. He was born October 3, 1917, in the Cassidy Community in Christian County and was the son of James Milford and Ivie (McCauley) Estes. He was a 1936 graduate of Nixa High School. On June 7, 1935, he married Lois Thomas. Mr. Estes had retired as a dairy farmer. In 1988 he was inducted into the Nixa Athletic Hall of Fame, and in 1995 was honored by Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors. He also served on various community boards. He was a member of Center Point Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois, and a son, Ronnie. Survivors include: two sons and their wives, Jerry and Janice Estes, Nixa, and Gary and Brenda Estes, Ozark; seven grandchildren, Scott, Rusty, Ryan and Randall Estes, Mike, Gary and Kathy Gann; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Nola Perry, Nixa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Earl Blansit officiating. Burial will be in Hopedale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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