Langley, Columbus Franklin, d. 1937 - Lassley, Jack, d. 2010


Langley, Columbus Franklin 26 Feb 1876 - 6 Nov 1937 CCR 11 Nov 1937 p1

[Note: Son of Dennis Granville & Debora “Debbie” (Eaton) Langley; married Varna]

Columbus Franklin Langley was born Feb. 28, 1876, and departed this life Nov. 6, 1937, aged 61 years, nine months and 20 days. He leaves to mourn his departure his widow, Varna Langley, four sons and two daughters, Prather, Wade, Hadley and James Langley, Mrs. George Pinkley and Effie Langley, also four brothers, four sisters and four grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Presbyterian church at Crane with Rev. Willie Eaton officiating. Burial was made in the Anderson cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral home of Clever.

 

Langley, Dennis Granville 20 Dec 1847 - 25 Aug 1937 CCR 2 Sep 1937 p1

[Note: Son of James & Luvica (Hodges) Langley; married 29 Dec 1872 Debora Eaton 13 Dec 1849 - 7 Jul 1927]

D.G. Langley was born Dec. 20, 1847, and died Aug. 25,1937, aged 89 years, eight months and five days. He was married to Debora Eaton Aug. 29, 1872. To this union were born ten children, nine of whom are living: W.B. Langley of Free Water, Ore., C.F. (Lum) and Efton Langley of Crane, T.G. Langley of Hurley, and Emmet Langley of Marionville, Sarah Easter of Denver, Colo., Mrs. J.W. Anderson and Mrs. W.C. Spears of Crane, and Mrs. Sam Hall of Springfield, Mo. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Hurley church with burial in the Anderson cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home.

 

Langley, Elizabeth (Mead) 13 Dec 1918 - 20 Jul 1986 OH 24 Jul 1986 p4

[Note: married Gordon D. Langley 11 Nov 1917 - 11 Dec 1995

Services for Elizabeth Langley, 67, Billings. were held July 22 in Hurley Baptist Church with the Rev. Pete Wells officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery under the direction of Meadors of Clever, Mrs. Langley died July 20 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, following a long illness. She attended the Baptist Church at Hurley. survivors include her husband, Gordon D.; one daughter, Beatrice Vineyard, Verona; three brothers, Roy Mead, Tulsa, James Mead, Crane, and Roy Mead, Wedington, Ark.; two sisters, Golda Davis and Jean Jones, both of Hurley; and three grandchildren.

 

Langley, Jeremy Lynn 11 Dec 1978 - 17 Jun 1999  CCH-N 23 Jun 1999

[Note: Son of Norman Gregory & Cynthia Marie (Counts) Langley]

Jeremy Lynn Langley, age 20, of Ozark, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born December 11, 1978 in Franklin, Indiana and was the son of Norman Gregory and Cynthia Marie (Counts) Langley. He attended high school in Ozark. Survivors include: his parents of Ozark; two sisters, Brianna Sue Langley, Ozark, and Heather Lea Barber and her husband, Norman, Ozark; a grandmother, Dorothy S. Counts; a great-grandmother, Helen B. Counts, both of Fredericktown, Missouri; an uncle, Jeff Langley and his wife Ronda, Holt's Summit; an aunt, Rebecca Collins and her husband; Dillard, St. Charles; four cousins, Trace and Erin Langley, Holt's Summit, Matthew McCord and Cameron Collins, St. Charles; and his girlfriend, Jewel Bowen, Sparta. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Norman and Barbara Langley, and James L. Counts; and an aunt, Cleta Langley Thomas. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 19, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Cox Road, Springfield, with the Bishop Gene Van Shaar officiating. Burial was at 2 p.m. Saturday in Oak Lawn Cemetery, West Plains. Visitation was Friday, June 18, from 7-8 p.m. in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Langston, Alice (Woody) 18 May 1860 - 1 Dec 1940 CCR 5 Dec 1940 p1

[Note: Daughter of James Calvin & Rebecca Catherine (Wills) Woody; married 12 Feb 1889 William M. Langston ? - 7 Jul 1938]

Alice Woody was born at Angels Camp, Calif., May 18, 1860, and passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 1940. She came to Missouri with her parents during the spring of 1871. Alice was married to William M. Langston Feb. 12, 1899. The greater portion of their married life was spent at Mounds, Okla. And Baxter Springs, Kans. Since the death of her husband July 7, 1928, she has made her home with her sister, Ellen A. Harrington at Ozark, Mo. Alice Woody became a member of the First Christian church of Springfield, Mo., about 1882. She is survived by her sister, Ellen A. Harrington, and her brother, William L. Woody, both of Ozark. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Home by Rev. Frank Brewster of Springfield with burial in the Hazelwood cemetery in Springfield under direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.

Langston, Amanda A. 1860 - 6 Feb 1942 CCR 12 Feb 1942 p4

[Note: married Tom Langston]

Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda A. Langston, 81, of the Mentor community, who passed away at the Springfield Baptist hospital at 1:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Mentor Baptist church under direction of the Alma Lehmeyer funeral home of Springfield. Burial was in the Hazelwood cemetery in Springfield. Mrs. Langston was the widow of the late Tom Langston, well known stockman of the Mentor community. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors society and the Methodist church. She is survived by one son, Frank H. Langston of Mentor; one daughter, Mrs. G.P. Mann of Dallas, Texas, and seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

Langston, Charlotte P. (Owens) 1893 - 2 May 1961 CCR 4 May 1961 p5

[Note: Daughter of ? & Jesse M. (Eliasen) Owens; married Frank R. Langston 1891 - 24 Jun 1956 ]

Mrs. Charlotte P. Langston, 67, 1040 Mt. Vernon, in Springfield, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in her home following a short illness. Mrs. Langston was the widow of the late Frank Langston, She is survived by two brothers, Carl and Mike Owens, both of Ozark and one sister, Mrs. L. L. Welch, Huntington, Calif. Arrangements are under direction of Herman Lohmeyer.

 

Langston, Frank R. 1891 - 24 Jun 1956 CCR 28 Jun 1956 p1

[Note: Son of Tom & Amanda A., (  ) Langston; married Charlotte P. Owens1893 - 2 May 1961]

Funeral services for Frank R. Langston, 4, a well-known resident of the Mentor community north of Ozark, who died early Sunday at his home after an extended illness were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning in Rainey’s Chapel of the Ozarks, Springfield, with Rev. Glenn E. Bryant officiating. Burial was in National Cemetery, Springfield, under direction of Rainey. Masonic services were held by United Lodge No. 5, A. F. and A. M. A veteran of World War I and a retired Medical Center employe, he was a member of Masonic Lodge 327 at Randlett, Okla. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; a son, Rex of 1505 East Nora, Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. E. W. Boyd of Dallas, Texas and Mrs. Frankie Lee Beauchamp of Indio, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Mabel Mann of Dallas and four grandchildren.

 

Langston, Tom H. 16 Feb 1857 - 25 Aug 1938 CCR 1 Sep 1938 p5

[Note : Son of Rev. Joseph W. & Mary (Cargile) Langston; married Amanda ? - Feb 1942]

Tom H. Langston was born on a farm in Greene county, Mo., near Mentor on Feb. 16, 1857, the son of the Rev. Joseph W. and Mary Cargile Langston. He passed away at his home at Mentor on Thursday, Aug. 25, 1938, shortly before noon. He had reached the age of 81 years, six months and nine days. Mr. Langston spent his entire life in Greene county in the community in which he died. He was formerly a prominent farmer and stockman of this vicinity and was well known throughout this section. His many friends and relatives mourn the loss of a highly respected citizen, a beloved friend, a kind neighbor, and a very dear husband, father, and brother, all of which characterizes the life of Tom Langston. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mandy Langston: one daughter, Mrs. Mable Mann of Dallas, Texas; one son, Frank, of the home; four brothers, W. Jack and R.R. Langston, both of Republic. J.H. Langston of Nichols Junction, and E.A. Langston of Miami, Okla.; one sister, Mrs. W.W. Thomas of Springfield, Mo., and by seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 26, 1938, at 2 o’clock p.m. in the Mentor Baptist church with Rev. B.E. Dillon of Mentor officiating. Interment was made in the Hazelwood cemetery in Springfield under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

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Langston, Tom H. 16 Feb 1857 - 25 Aug 1938 CCR 8 Dec 1938 p8

In a casual conversation with J.B. Anderson of Ozark this week, it was disclosed that one of the most interesting chapters in the history of the southwest Missouri Ozark—the era of the old time cattleman—came to a close with the death Aug. 21 this year of Thom H. Langston, 81, at his home at Mentor. Picking up the story about the year 1885, Mr. Anderson related many interesting incidents regarding the cattle industry and the men who made fortunes in the cattle business. At that time the home of Mr. Anderson’s father, H.P. Anderson Sr., on top of the hill at Linden, was a major stopping point on the long drive from the southern Missouri and northern Arkansas range country to Springfield. In those days—some few years before the Chadwick branch of the Frisco was built—Springfield was the closest rail connection with the outside market and was the center of the cattle shipping industry in the tri-state region. The old time cattlemen of which Mr. Langston was the last survivor, generally teamed in pairs and made a ten-day to two-week trip horseback along the Missouri-Arkansas line buying and bunching cattle. When they had congregated a herd of from 100 to 500 head, they, with the help of three or four good riders and their dogs, would start the weary 100-mile drive to Springfield. The trip always took at least a week. According to Mr. Anderson, the devious route through the cattle country, all headed around Bradleyville and from there through Garrison, Chadwick and Sparta to Linden, then across country to Galloway and north to Springfield. The Anderson farm with an abundance of pasture and water was an overnight stop on the way. The Andersons were always prepared for they could hear the weary sore-footed cattle bellowing, the whips cracking, the dogs barking and even the shouts of drivers two or three hours before the herd arrived. Some of the cattle kings of that era, as they were called by Mr. Anderson, were the team of Langston and Tom Doran; the Big Three composed of Joel “Bud” Haden, John Hollingsworth and Bill Calvin; Capt. G.W. Taylor and Jeff Breazeale, fathers of John S. Taylor and Geo. T. Breazeale of Ozark; Toll and Doss Woods and Tom Dugger; the Whitlock-Westmoreland quintet, composed of Sam and Porter Whitlock, Hiram, George and Ben Westmoreland; Billy and Mart Gault; Andy Murray, one of the most successful cattlemen of that period; Marshal Lawing and Major Galloway for whom the present town of Galloway was named. All these men made sizable fortunes in the cattle industry, buying cheap cattle off the open range country to the south and selling or fattening them in the comparatively cleared regions of Christian and Greene counties. Among the later generation of cattle buyers the following Christian county men drove thousands of head from the hills to pasture or sell in Christian county: R.C. “Rich” Kissee, Ellis Jennings, Louis Roberts, John Mayden, J.B. and Wade Anderson, Math Adamson, and many others.

 

Langston, W. M. 20 Nov 1854 - 7 Jul 1928 CCR 12 Jul 1928 p1

[Note: Son of Joseph & ? ( ) Langston; married Alice]

Last Saturday evening, W. M. Langston, who lived at the home of Mrs. Ellen Harrington was seized with apoplexy about 7 o’clock while on his way home from town. He expired about 9 o’clock. He was 74 years of age and leaves the widow; one sister and four brothers to mourn his departure. The funeral services were held on July 9th at the home of Mrs. Harrington, with rev. J. J. Parten of Rogersville, officiating. Burial took place in the Hazelwood cemetery at Springfield under the direction of T. B. Chaffin.

 

Lansdown, Johnie 11 Jul 1906 - 22 Jan 1980 OH 31 Jan 1980 pB5

Services for Johnie W. Lansdown, 71, Mansfield, father of David Lansdown, Billings, were held Saturday at Mansfield with burial in Prairie Hollow Cemetery. Mr. Lansdown died Jan. 22 in Missouri State Chest Hospital in Mount Vernon.

 

Lantz, Mary Lee (Garbee) 18 Feb 1925 - 31 Mar 2009 SN-L 3 Apr 2009

[Note: Daughter of Edward H. & Fannie E. (Washam) Garbee; married 25 Dec 1945 Dean Lantz]

Mary Lee Lantz, age 84, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009, after a long fight with diabetes and heart disease. She was born, February 18, 1925, in Billings, Mo., the daughter of Ed and Fannie Garbee. Mary Lee had a beautiful soprano voice, and gave music recitals at a very young age. She taught band, orchestra and vocal music in Springfield schools for 21 years. She loved children, and had a special way with them. She gave private music lessons to many of them through the years, not charging those unable to pay. Mary Lee graduated from SMS, now MSU with high honors and got her Master's degree from Drury University. She also studied music for two years at UCLA, specializing in voice. She was valedictorian of her high school class at Billings. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Springfield. One of her proudest accomplishments was organizing and directing the graded choir program at First Baptist Church with over 200 children and adults participating. She also served as assistant music director at First Baptist Church for 10 1/2 years. In 1989, the members of First Baptist organized a ukulele band, and Mary Lee directed it for 13 years until her health failed in 2003. The band performed, and is still performing, at nursing homes, churches, and senior centers all over southwest Missouri. Mary Lee met her husband, Dean Lantz, at First Baptist Church during World War II, when she was attending SMS and he was an Air Corps Cadet. They were married on Christmas day, 1945, after he got out of the Air Corps. She was preceded in death by her parents; son David; and a cousin, Leslie Hill, who was raised as her brother. She is survived by her husband, Dean Lantz; daughter-in-law, Irene Lantz; and grandchildren Michelle and Matthew Lantz. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2009, in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel, with the Reverend Michael Overton officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Billings, Mo. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Music Ministry at First Baptist Church.

 

Larabee, George L. 1874 - 25 Jul 1954        CCR 29 Jul 1954 p5

[Note: Son of Lafayette & Mary (Steele) Larabee; married Ollie B. 2 Jul 1876 - 7 May 1962 who m/1 Adams]

Funeral services for George Larabee, 80, who died July 25, were held Tuesday afternoon, July 27 at 1 o’clock in the Chiles Funeral Home in Lamar. Burial was in Linden Cemetery under direction of Chiles. Mr. Larabee was a retired Sparta farmer and merchant and lived in Lamar at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife, Ollie of the home; one step-daughter, the former Fern Adams; a brother and three grandsons.

 

Larabee, Ollie B. ( ?) Adams 2 Jul 1876 - 7 May 1962    CCR 10 May 1962 p4

[Note: Daughter of ? & ? (Mofield) ?; married/1 Charles W. Adams  9 Feb 1867 - 28 Dec 1900  who was father of Fern born 1901 - Charles shot by Will Harrington; married/2 1903 George W. Larabee]

Funeral services for Mrs. Ollie Larabee, 86, who died Monday in San Diego, Calif., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sparta Christian Church with the Rev. Cecil Swinehart officiating. Burial will be in Linden Cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark. She had been a resident of Christian County most of her life, having moved to San Diego a few years ago. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Fern Waller, San Diego, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

Larimer, Sam W. 15 Aug 1903 - 13 Jan 1993 OH 20 Jan 1993

[Note: Son of Sherman & Susan (  )  Larimer; married 26 Oct 1926 Ethel Evans]

Sam W. Larimer, 89, Rogersville, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1993 at Ozark Riverview Manor. He was born Aug. 15, 1903 the son of Sherman and Susan Larimer. On Oct. 26, 1926, he was united in marriage to Ethel Evans. He was a resident of the Conway Community until moving to Rogersville in the early 1960s. He was a farmer. An advocate of children, he served on the School Board and taught young people in Sunday school. He served as a deacon at Harmony Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Guy Marion Larimer; two brothers, Frank and Isaac; a sister, Iva; and infant siblings. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Betty Larimer, Rogersville; two daughters and their husbands, Hazel and Howard Midyett, Everton, and Donnie and Dean Calvin, Wood River, Ill.; five grandchildren, Judy Midyett-Pender, Steve Larimer, Dan Larimer, Linda Larimer Baldwin and Jeff Calvin; four great-grandchildren, Laura and Wyatt Larimer, and Richard and Alex Baldwin. Services were held Saturday, Jan. 16, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Larry Neil officiating. Burial was in Harmony Cemetery, Dallas County.

 

Larkins, Ella Mae (Gooch) 18 Jan 1889 - 12 Feb 1967    CCR 16 Feb 1967 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Bluford & Minnie Ellen (Doran) Gooch  - in 1900 in household Marshall S. & Minnie E. Fitzpatrick as daughter of Minnie E.; married Samuel G. Larkins  8 Aug 1889 - 17 Jun 1943]

Mrs. Ella Larkins, 78, 904 South Robertson, Springfield, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital following an illness of several weeks.  She was a member of Cassidy Methodist Church, Mrs. Larkins resided most of her life in Springfield.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lorene Thompson, Route 12, Springfield, and Mrs. Roberta Davis, Springfield; one son, Eual, of Route 8, Springfield; one brother, Edward Gooch, Coffeyville, Kan.; four half-brothers, one half-sister, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Turner and the Rev. Clifford Sleeth officiating.  Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery.

 

Larkins, Eual Glenn 30 Nov 1940 - 3 Feb 2002

[Note: Son of  Samuel G. & Ella Mae (Gooch) Larkins; married 30 Nov 1940 Kathleen Wilson]

Eual Glenn Larkins, age 81, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2002, in Primrose Place Healthcare Center. He was born September 16, 1920, near Ozark, the son of Samuel and Ella Mae (Gooch) Larkins. On November 30, 1940, he and Kathleen Wilson were married. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in the Philippines during World War II. Mr. Larkins retired from Lily Tulip. He was a member of Cassidy United Methodist Church. He loved his family, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was a very jolly person and enjoyed making people laugh. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen; two children, Samuel L. Larkins, of the home, and Glenda Lathrom and her husband, Dick, Nixa; two grandchildren, Ashley Wood and Gary Wood; two sisters, Lorene Thompson and Roberta Davis, both of Springfield; a niece, Frances Reynolds and her husband, June, Springfield; two great-nieces, Diane Teal and Janet Miller; and a special friend, Debbie Rusher. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2002, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Harold Peters officiating. Burial will follow in Hopedale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Cassidy United Methodist Church Building Fund. Springfield News-Leader February 4, 2002.

Larkins, Hilea (Pemberton) 23 Aug 1925 - 28 Sep 2009 SN-L 4 Oct 2009

[Note: Daughter of Scott & Eunice ( ) Pemberton; married Horace Larkins

Hilea (Pemberton) Larkins, age 84, of Alhambra, Calif., passed away September 28, 2009. She was born August 23, 1925, in Christian County, Mo., the daughter of Scott and Eunice Pemberton. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Albert; nephew Scott Pemberton; and her husband, Horace Larkins. Survivors include family in Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Florida; sister Colleen Johns, Ozark, Mo.; and a host of relatives and friends.

Larkins, James Madison 25 Mar 1850 - 1 Mar 1901 CCR 21 Mar 1901 p1

[Note: Son of James & Martha (Jones) Larkins; married 18 Nov 1875 Martha Elizabeth Horn 16 Mar 1857 - 28 Feb 1931; no legible tombstone in Christian County; wife buried at Hopedale]

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Larkins, W. J. 28 Jan 1840 - 18 Feb 1901 CCR 21 Mar 1901 p1

[Note: Son of James & Martha (Jones) Larkins; possibly the W. J. Larkins who married 4 Aug 1887 Belle Dye; no legible tombstone in Christian County]

Died, at their homes, one mile north of Cassidy, W. J. Larkins of Bright’s disease and J. M. Larkins of pneumonia. W. J. was born Jany 28th, 1840 and departed this life Feby. 18th, 1901. J. M. was born March 25th 1850 and departed this life March 1st, 1901. Only eleven days between their deaths. These brothers were good, neat(?) men, strictly attending to their own business. They were good christian men, members of the Methodist church. They were converted sixteen years ago and joined near Cassidy where they lived until the Lord said, “It is enough, come up higher,” W. J. leaves a wife and two children, both girls and  a host of friends. J. M. leaves a wife and three children, two girls and one boy. Three brothers live in Springfield and two sisters, Mrs. Sam Goddard and Mrs. W. T. Horn near Cassidy. The funeral services were conducted by the writer at the grave yard on the old James Doran farm to a large concourse of people who came to pay the last sad tribute of respect to the dead, from the text, Acts 2:39 - “The promise unto you and to your children and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord, our God shall call.” May the bereaved relatives and friends all live so in this world that they may meet on the other shore where there will be no more parting of the loved one, “for the lamb that is in the midst of the throne shall feed them and lead them on to fountains of living waters, and God shall wipe all tears from their eyes.” They have gone to the silent grace, over the river of death in their eternal home.”  J. A. Grubaugh.

 

Larkins, John 22 Jul 1889 - 28 Mar 1918 CCR 5 Apr 1918

[Note: Son of William J. & Belle (Dye) Larkins; married 30 Jun 1908 Lou Lewis]

After a lingering illness of several weeks, John Larkins, aged about 27 years died at the Young Sanitarium last Thursday afternoon and was buried Friday at the Highlandville Cemetery. Deceased leaves a wife and four small children besides his parents and brothers and sisters.

Larkins, John Wesley 3 May 1853 - 15 Feb 1938 CCR 3 Mar 1938 p1

[Note: Son of James & Martha (Jones) Larkins; married Sarah Emma Horn 5 Sep 1859 - 20 Oct 1912]

John Wesley Larkins was born in Christian county, south of Ozark, on May 3, 1853, and passed away Feb. 15, 1938. He united with the Methodist church at Cassidy when a young man. He is survived by one son, B.M. Larkins and by several nieces and nephews Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 17, at the Hopedale church with Rev. Matthews officiating. Burial was in the Hopedale cemetery under the direction of the T.B. Chaffin Funeral Home.

 

Larkins, Judge 23 May 1847 - 25 Jun 1926 CCR 2 Jul 1926 p1

[Note: Son of James & ? ( ) Larkins; married Sarah “Salley” Clevenger 18 Nov 1844 - 14 Nov 1917; date of birth from MO DC differs from obit]

Funeral services were held at Highlandville last Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Christian church, conducted by Rev. J. L. Ferguson, for Judge Larkins, old and well-known Christian county resident who died in Springfield last Friday morning, June 25th, aged 77 years. Mr. Larkins had lived in Christian county practically all his life until his removal to Springfield some five or six years ago. Mr. Larkins is survived by five daughters, Mrs. John McReynolds of Willard, Mo., Mrs. Mages and Mrs. Fields of Springfield, Mrs. John Gideon, on Manchester, Okla, and Mrs. E. F. Gideon of Ozark and by three sons, W. J. Larkins of Raytown, Mo., J. M. Larkins of Gibbon, Okla, and T. J. Larkins of Springfield and the widow and by two brothers of Omaha, Ark.

 

Larkins, Martha Elizabeth (Horn) 16 Mar 1857 - 28 Feb 1931 CCR 5 Mar 1931 p7

[Note: Daughter of James Rud & Mary Ann (Wilkes) Horn; married 18 Nov 1875 James Madison Larkins 25 Mar 1850 - 1 Mar 1901]

Martha E. Larkin departed this life Saturday, Feb. 28, 1931. She was born on March 16, 1857, being 73 years, 11 months, and 12 days of age. She was the daughter of K. and Mary Ann Horn. She married James M. Larkin on Nov. 18, 1875. to this union four children were born, three of whom survive. They are Nora M. Harmon, Cora E. Hodges and Samuel G. Larkin. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, besides a host of other relatives and friends. She was a devoted member of the Cassidy Methodist church. Funeral services were held Monday, March 2, at 2 o'clock at the Hopedale church, with Rev. Radliff officiating. Burial was in the Hopedale cemetery under the direction of T.B. Chaffin.

 

Larkins, Samuel G. 8 Aug 1889 - 17 Jun 1943 CCR 24 Jun 1943 p1

[Note: Son of James M. "Mack" & Martha Elizabeth (Horn) Larkins; married Ella Mae Gooch 18 Jan 1889 - 12 Feb 1967]

Funeral services for Samuel G. Larkins, 53, well know farmer of the Cassidy community, who died June 17, were held Saturday, June 19, at the Cassidy Methodist church of which he was a member, conducted by Rev. Turner, with burial in Hopedale cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. He was married to Ella Gooch in 1907 and to this union were born three children, Mrs. Robert Davis of Ozark, Mrs. Lorene Thompson of Springfield and Eval Larkins of the home. Other survivors include a granddaughter, Frances Thompson, and a sister, Mrs. Cora Hodges of Springfield, three nieces and four nephews.

 

Larkins, Samuel L. 4 Jan 1949 - 8 Oct 2005 SN-L 10 Oct 2005

[Note: Son of Eual G. & Kathleen (Wilson) Larkins]

Mr. Samuel L. Larkins, 56, Springfield, Mo., passed away at 10:34 a.m., Saturday, October 8, 2005, in Primrose Place, Springfield, Mo., with his loving family by his side. Samuel was born January 4, 1949, in Springfield, the son of Eual G. and Kathleen (Wilson) Larkins. He was a retired real estate salesman. He proudly served his country in the United States Marines and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and also an active member of American Legion Post 0676 in Springfield. Samuel loved life and always met everyone with a smile and a warm handshake. He also enjoyed baseball, old cars and talking to people about life in the old days. He was a Christian and a member of Cassidy United Methodist Church, Ozark, Mo. His father preceded him in death. Samuel is survived by his mother, Kathleen; one sister, Glenda Lathrom and husband, Dick, of Nixa, Mo.; one aunt, Roberta Davis; very special niece and nephew Ashley and Gary Wood; other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 11, 2005, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Harold Peters officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in the Springfield Missouri State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m., tonight, in the funeral home. The family requests memorial donations be made to Community Hospices of America, 1465 E. Primrose, Suite A, Springfield, MO 65804.

 

Larkins, W.  J. 28 Jan 1840 - 18 Feb 1901 CCR 21 Mar 1901 p1

[Note: Son of James & Martha (Jones) Larkins; possibly the W. J. Larkins who married 4 Aug 1887 Belle Dye; no legible tombstone in Christian County]

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Larkins, James Madison 25 Mar 1850 - 1 Mar 1901 CCR 21 Mar 1901 p1

[Note: Son of James & Martha (Jones) Larkins; married 18 Nov 1875 Martha Elizabeth Horn 1857 - ?; no legible tombstone in Christian County]

Died, at their homes, one mile north of Cassidy, W. J. Larkins of Bright’s disease and J. M. Larkins of pneumonia. W. J. was born Jany 28th, 1840 and departed this life Feby. 18th, 1901. J. M. was born March 25th 1850 and departed this life March 1st, 1901. Only eleven days between their deaths. These brothers were good, neat(?) men, strictly attending to their own business. They were good christian men, members of the Methodist church. They were converted sixteen years ago and joined near Cassidy where they lived until the Lord said, “It is enough, come up higher,” W. J. leaves a wife and two children, both girls and  a host of friends. J. M. leaves a wife and three children, two girls and one boy. Three brothers live in Springfield and two sisters, Mrs. Sam Goddard and Mrs. W. T. Horn near Cassidy. The funeral services were conducted by the writer at the grave yard on the old James Doran farm to a large concourse of people who came to pay the last sad tribute of respect to the dead, from the text, Acts 2:39 - “The promise unto you and to your children and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord, our God shall call.” May the bereaved relatives and friends all live so in this world that they may meet on the other shore where there will be no more parting of the loved one, “for the lamb that is in the midst of the throne shall feed them and lead them on to fountains of living waters, and God shall wipe all tears from their eyes.” They have gone to the silent grace, over the river of death in their eternal home.”  J. A. Grubaugh.

LaRosa, Barbara Jean (Dilport) 19 Jan 1948 - 23 Apr 2000  CCH-N 26 Apr 2000

[Note: Daughter of Eugene & Nora Dilport; married Joe LaRosa]

Barbara Jean (Dilport) LaRosa, 52, Nixa, Mo., went to be with the Lord at 3:10 p.m. April 23, 2000. She was born Jan. 19, 1948, the daughter of Eugene and Nora Dilport. Barbara was a Licensed Practical Nurse for over 16 years until her illness forced her to give up the vocation she dearly loved. She was a charter member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Nixa, where she served her Lord Jesus and church in many capacities. She enjoyed Cardinals baseball and was an avid Nixa High School basketball fan for many years. Barbara was diagnosed with brain cancer in October 1992 and was treated with the utmost of care at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. She was always grateful for the ministry of healing they offered. She believed prayer, her faith, and her church family sustained her and her family during this trial. She was preceded in death be her father, Eugene and brother, Larry Dilport, She leaves as survivors her mother, Nora Dilport, Nixa, Mo.; the children with which she was blessed out of her marriage with Joe LaRosa, namely, one son, Chris LaRosa and his wife Dawn, Branson, Mo., and Rebecca Brugnara and her husband, Scott, St. Louis, Mo.; a granddaughter, Casey Janay LaRosa; a sister, Elizabeth Gillet and her husband, Tom, Nixa, Mo.; a brother, James H. Dilport and his wife, Elvira, Brecksville, Ohio; 14 nieces and nephews; 11 great-nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends. Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2000, in Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Nixa, under direction of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel, Springfield. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Aldersgate United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.

 

Larson, Charles Edward 24 Jun 1942 - 15 Nov 1991 NN-E 21 Nov 1991

[Note: Son of Luverne Preston  & Helen Margaret (Schweppe) Larson; married 26 Mar 1966 Regina Raney]

Charles Edward Larson, 49, Shelbyville, died Friday, Nov 15, 1991 at approximately 8 p.m. at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill. following a gun accident. He was born in Hayward, Minn. on June 24, 1942 and was the son of Luvern and Helen Margaret (Schweppe) Larson. On Nov. 26, 1966 he married Regina Raney in Springfield. He is survived by his father, Luvern Larson, Sparta; his wife, Regina of the home; one son, Charles E. Larson, St. Louis; four sisters, Charlene Swearengin, Sparta, Nancy Gardner, Ozark, Donna Hanks, Ozark and Linda Wallace, Forsyth; and four brothers, Don Larson, St. Louis, and Leo Larson, Gale Larson and Tony Larson, all of the state of Wyoming. He was preceded in death by his mother. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and served in the Army. He lived in Shelby County for the past six years, where he farmed. Services were held Monday at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church in Shelbyville. The Rev. Norman Bahlow officiated. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Larson, Donald Luverne 1939 - 25 May 1993  OH 2 Jun 1993

[Note: Son of Luverne Preston & Helen Margaret (Schweppe) Larson; married Donna Shine]

Donald Luverne Larson, 53, Tulsa, Okla., died Tuesday, Ma 25, 1993. He was a resident of Springfield 21 years before moving to Tulsa in 1990 as a maintenance engineer for Meadow Gold Dairy. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Larson; a brother, Charles Larson; and an infant granddaughter, Hailey Larson. Survivors include his wife, Donna (Shine) Larson; five children, Terry Duryee, Charlotte, N.C., Stephen Duryee, Harrison, Ark., Robin Smith, Sparta, Darin Larson, St. Louis, and Misty Larson of the home; eight grandchildren, Julie, David, Rachel, Mandy, Stevie and Stacey Duryee and Seth and Brandon Phillips; his father, Luverne Larson, Ozark; three brothers, Leo and Gail Larson, Jeffery City, Wyo., Anthony Larson, Ozark, four sisters, Charlene Swearengin, Sparta, Linda Wallace, Forsyth, Nancy Gardner and Donna Hanks, both of Ozark. Services were held Friday, May 28, at Ayre-Goodwin-Lee Funeral Home. Burial was at White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

Larson, Frances (Stoddard) 9 Aug 1908 - 11 Dec 2002 SN-L 13 Dec 2002

[Note: married 1969 Arthur B. Larson 29 May 1908 - 2 Sep 1992]

Frances Stoddard Larson, age 94, left this life for her heavenly home on December 11, 2002 after a short illness. Frances was born in Melva, Stone County, Missouri on August 9, 1908 to Claud and Jennie (Newton) Stoddard. Frances lived in Aurora from 1919 until she entered Ozark Methodist Manor in Marionville in 1998. She has been an active member of the Aurora Church of Christ for many years, and taught Bible classes to children for over 60 years. She has been an active supporter of the Fair Haven Children’s Home in Strafford, Missouri. In recent years, she has donated money to the Nicaragua Mission Fund to build two homes for needy families in Nicaragua, Central America. Frances married Arthur Larson in 1969. He preceded her in death in 1992. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brother and her three sisters. Frances is survived by three stepchildren and their families. Her stepchildren are Ruth Talent and Dorothy Tuck of Springfield, Missouri and Walter Larson of Washington Missouri. There are nine step-grandchildren, 21 step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandchild, as well as may nephews and nieces who will miss her very much. Funeral services will be at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, Missouri at 11 a.m. on December 14, 2002. Burial will be at the Wise Hill Cemetery near Clever, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fair Haven Children’s Home in Strafford, Missouri.

 

Larson, Helen Margaret (Schweppe) 5 Apr 1918 – 2 Oct 1991  NN-E 10 Oct 1991

[Note: Daughter of Albert & Hannah Jane (Hanson) Schweppe; married 1938 Luverne Preston Larson 22 May 1916 - 24 Sep 2005 ]

Helen Margaret Schweppe Larson, 73, Sparta, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1991, in Riverview Manor, Ozark. Born in Webster City, Iowa, April 5, 1918, she was the daughter of Albert and Hannah Schweppe. She had made her home in Sparta since 1959. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sparta. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Luverne; five sons, Donald Larson, Tulsa, Okla., Leo Larson and Gail Larson, both of Jeffrey City, Wyo., Charles Larson, Shelbyville, and Anthony Larson, Sparta; four daughters, Charlene Swearengin, Sparta, Linda Wallace, Forsyth, and Nancy Gardner and Donna Hanks, both of Ozark; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Albert Schweppe Jr., Forsyth; and four sisters, Charlotte Bishop, Sparta, Bertha Oftedahl, Ankeny, Iowa, Eugenia Thompson, Mankato, Minn., and Lois Herd, Chadwick. Services were held Friday, Oct. 4, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Carl Thompson and the Rev. Kenneth Lupton officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Larson, Luverne Preston 22 May 1916 - 24 Sep 2005 SN-L 26 Sep 2005

[Note: married 1938 Helen Margaret Schweppe 5 Apr 1918 - 2 Oct 1991]

Luverne Preston Larson, age 89, of Ozark, passed away Saturday in his home. He was born May 22, 1916, in Hubbard, Iowa. He and his family moved from Minnesota to this area in 1959. Mr. Larson was a retired service station owner in Sparta. He served as Mayor of Sparta and on the Sparta Board of Education. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sparta and enjoyed the Ozark Senior Center. Survivors include five children, Gail Larson, Linda Wallace, Nancy Gardner, Donna Hanks, and Anthony Larson; 19 grandchildren; many great and great-great-grandchildren; four brothers; and two sisters. His wife, Helen, preceded him in death in 1991. He was also preceded in death by four children, Donald, Leo, and Charles Larson, and Charlene Swearengin; and a brother and sister. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 27, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 6 p.m., today, in the funeral home.

 

LaSalle, John Edward 28 May 1936 – 12 Dec 1995  CCH-N 20 Dec 1995

[Note: Son of Charles & Mary A. (Gross) LaSalle; married 14 Feb 1988 Melodee McCain]

John Edward LaSalle, 59, Springfield, died at 7:58 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1995 in St. John's Regional Health Center. He was born Thursday, May 28, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Charles and Mary A. (Gross) LaSalle. He was united in marriage to Melodee McCain on February 14, 1988 in San Diego, Calif. John, a salesman, was a member of First Baptist Church in Nixa and was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by: His parents. John is survived by: His wife, Melodee, of the home; a daughter, Lisa Magill, Huntington Beach, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Tiffaney and Valene Sauer and a stepson, Lucas Sauer, all of East Canton, Ohio; three grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, Dec. 18, 1995, in Harris, a Cassity Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa, with the Rev. Richard Eakins officiating. The body will be cremated. Burial will be at a later date in Springfield National Cemetery.

 

Laseter, Mary Jean (Taylor) Henson 15 Nov 1929 - 12 Nov 2010 SN-L 16 Nov 2010

[Note: Daughter of William Thomas & Cora Lea (Dickey) Taylor; married Lloyd Henson; married Eugene Laseter]

Mary Jean Laseter, of Nixa, Missouri died on November 12, three days short of her 81st year. She entered into eternal rest Friday, November 12, 2010, following a brief illness in St John's Medical Center in Springfield. Born to Cora Lea Dickey and William Thomas Taylor, in Cave Creek, Arkansas, she saw the Tennessee Valley Authority bring electricity to the Ozarks and the first automobiles to the region. After completing high school in Harrison and Business College in Springfield, Mo., she married Lloyd Henson, of Oakland, California and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. After Lloyd's passing she became an adjustor for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. When they relocated her from Oakland to San Jose, Calif., she met and married Eugene Laseter and had two boys, Chris and Tim. She raised her family and attended the New Community of Faith for 40 years in California before returning to the Ozark Region and finding Richard Nehlig whom she had known from her early years in California. They lived together in joy and harmony for the last ten years of her life. There, as elsewhere, Mary created an impressive social life, attending the Nixa Christian Church and serving with the Chamber of Commerce, the local Postal Board and several political causes. That she was able to spend more time with her relatives in Arkansas after leaving California meant a great deal to her. Mary was loved and held in high esteem by her many friends and acquaintances. She brought a lightness and joie de vivre wherever she went, in spite of an unusual number of trials in life. She led a particularly full life, traveling to many parts of Central and South America, the Middle East, Europe and the Caribbean. She took well-deserved pride in the help she provided her sons who both became successful physicians. She was preceded in death by her beloved "sister" and friend, Frances Johnson. She is survived by Richard Nehlig; her son Dr. Chris Laseter; her son Dr Tim Laseter, his wife Terri and four grandchildren, Aaron, Taylor, Stephanie, and Jacob.

Memorial services will be held in Nixa at 5 p.m., on November 18th, in Adams Funeral Home, 109 N Truman Blvd., Nixa MO 65714, and in Harrison at 12:30 p.m., November 19th, in Roller-Christeson Funeral Home, 519 North Spring St, Harrison, AR 72601 followed by the burial service in Maplewood Cemetery.

 

Lasiter, Julia Ann (Harris) 12 Oct 1922 - 12 Jan 1991  NN-E 17 Jan 1991

[Note: Daughter of Columbus Madison & Ollie Nevada (Williams) Harris; married Ray Franklin Lasiter 4 Jan 1913 - 9 Jul 1980; tombstone spells middle name Anne]

Julia Ann Lasiter, 68, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 1991, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center. Born Oct. 12, 1922, in Marionville, she was the daughter of Ollie Nevada Williams and Columbus Madison Harris. She was a longtime resident of Ozark and attended Maranatha Chapel in Ozark. Survivors include five sons, Phillip, Highlandville, Virgil, Washougal, Wash., Charles and Robert, both of Ozark, David, Pierce City; five daughters, Lois Starnes, Alma Coker, Mary Ann Rouse and Cynthia Parsley, all of Ozark, and Charlotte Lupton, Purdy; 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, on July 9, 1980; and an infant daughter, Virginia Louise. The funeral was held Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Romaine Cummins officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery.

 

Lasiter, Ray Franklin 4 Jan 1913 - 9 Jul 1980  OH 17 Jul 1980 p11

[Note: married Julia Anne Harris 12 Oct 1922 - 12 Jan 1991]

Services for Ray Franklin Lasiter, 67, Route 1, Ozark were held Friday in Adams Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Green officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. Mr. Lasiter died July 9 at St,. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. A retired employee of the Ozark Street Department, he had lived in Ozark since 1944 when he moved from Aurora. Survivors include his wife, Julia Ann; five sons, Phillip, Highlandville, Virgil, Portland, Ore., Charles, Robert and David, all of Ozark; five daughters, Mrs. Lois Stranes, Mrs. Alma Coker and Miss Charlotte Lasiter, all of Ozark, Mrs. Mary Ann Baker, Springfield and Mrs, Cynthia Paraley, Los Banos, Calif.; a half brother, Alvin Newton, state of California, two stepbrothers, Charles and Robert, both of the state of California and 10 grandchildren.

 

Lasiter, Virginia Louise 25 Oct 1965 - 25 Oct 1965 CCR 28 Oct 1965 p1

[Note: Daughter of Ray Franklin & Julie Anne (Harrris) Lasiter]

The infant daughter of Mrs. and Mrs Ray Lasiter, Route 1, Ozark, died at birth at 4 a.m. Monday in Burge-Protestant Hospital. In addition to her parents, she is survived by five brothers, Phillip, Virgil, Charles, Robert and David and five sisters, Mary Ann, Lois, Alma, Cynthia and Charlotte, all of the home; and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ollie Cook, Ozark. Graveside services were at 2 p.m  Tuesday in Ozark Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Johnson officiating. Burial was under direction of Adams-Monger of Ozark.

Lassiter, James P. 17 Mar 1949 - 9 Jun 2005 SN-L 12 Jun 2005

[Note: Son of  George & Virginia (  ) Lassiter]

James P. Lassiter, 56, Republic, was born on March 17, 1949, to George and Virginia Lassiter in Cassville, Mo. He passed away June 9, 2005, from a short illness. He was a graduate of Central High School's class of 1967. He later earned an engineering degree from SMSU in 1976. As a Navy veteran, he participated in two tours of Vietnam. He was preceded in death by his parents and two infant siblings. He is survived by his two children: a son, Patrick Lassiter and wife Kellie, Republic, and a daughter, Rachel Dennis and husband Steven, Republic; seven grandchildren, Seth, Sarai and Sam Lassiter, and Emily, Tyler, Abby and Grace Dennis; two brothers, George Lassiter and wife Kay, Nixa, and Richard Lassiter and wife Angie, Republic; one sister, Glenda Lassiter, Republic; four nieces and one nephew. Services are 10 a.m. Monday in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with burial following in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Lassley, Bertha Velma (Howard) 1905 - 7 Apr 1971  CCR 15 Apr 1971 p4

[Note: Daughter of George Washington & Vina (Caudill) Howard; married 23 Dec 1923 William J. Lassley]

Mrs. William Lassley, 65, of Fresno,. Calif. died Wednesday, April 7, after a lingering illness. Survivors are Mr. Lassley; a daughter, Mrs. Richard Waring; a son, Gerald Lassley; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren, all of Fresno; two brothers, Perry Howard of Lake Isabella, Calif and Sylva Howard of Forsyth, Mo. Funerals services were conducted at Fresno on Saturday morning, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Howard of Sparta left immediately after receiving the message to spend two weeks with the family at Fresno.

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Lassley, Velma Bertha (Howard) 1905 - 7 Apr 1971  CCR 6 May 1971 p8

[Note: Daughter of George Washington & Vina (Caudill) Howard; married William Lassley]

Funeral services for Mrs. Velma B. (Howard) Lassley were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 10 in Fresno, Calif.. Mrs. Lassley, 65, died April 7. Interment was in Fresno Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Lassley was born at Bruner, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George W. Howard. She had lived in Fresno for 44 years, where she had been a member of the Cedar Ave. Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, William Lassley of Fresno, one daughter, Mrs. Geneva Wating of Fresno; one son, Gerald Lassley of Clovis, Calif.; two brothers, Perry Howard of Lake Isabella, Calif. and Sylva Howard of Forsyth; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

Lassley, Bradley Ray 9 Mar 1976 - 24 May 1978 OH 1 Jun 1978 p4

[Note: Son of Ray & ? ( ) Lassley]

ROGERSVILLE - Services for Bradley Ray Lassley, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lassley, Rogersville, was a 2 p.m. Saturday in Marsh Funeral Home here with an uncle of the child, the Rev. Harry E. Lassley officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery southeast of Rogersville. The casket will remain closed. The child was fatally injured near his home at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday after he stepped in front of his uncle’s truck.

 

Lassley, Eliza Angeline (Brown) 23 Sep 1876 - 9 Jul 1963   CCR 18 July 1963

[Note: married  Marion Henry Lassley, Sr.  28 Nov 1874 - 28 Sep 1918]

Mrs. Eliza A. Lassley, 87, former resident of Route 2, Rogersville, died Tuesday morning, July 9, in the Modesto Memorial Hospital, Modesto, Calif. Her home was in Fresno, Calif. Survivors include seven sons, Joe, Bill, Sam and John, all of Fresno, Marion of Hayward, Calif., Robert of Selma, Calif., and Leonard of Modesto; 37 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Harris Funeral Chapel at Ozark, with the Rev. Sylva Howard officiating. Burial was in Kissee Cemetery.

 

Lassley, Jack 1 May 1916 - Nov 2010 SN-L 11 Nov 2010

[Note: Son of Joe E. & Mary Gertrude (Layton) Lassley; married Beulah E. Dalton]

Jack Lassley was born to Joe E. Lassley and Mary Gertrude "Layton" Lassley on May 1, 1916 in Christian County, Mo., in the Petalo area. Jack's family moved to California where he stayed until the age of 24 when he moved back to Mo. There he met the love of his life, Beulah E. Dalton. A marriage followed that lasted 69 years. Jack served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. Jack came home to work for the Ash Grove Lime for 23 years and as a supervisor in housekeeping at Cox Hospital North for 21 years. Jack and Beulah's first child, Janice Lassley passed away at only eight months old. The other six children survive him; daughter, Joyce Forcum; sons, Harold, Delbert and wife Cheryl, Randall and wife Elizabeth, Denzil and wife Yvonne, and Jack and wife Janet; 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; and three sisters. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday in the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home Rogersville. Funeral services will be held at 1 P.M. Saturday November, 13, 2010 in the West Finley Baptist Church of Fordland. Burial with full Military Honors will be in the West Finley Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Miller or West Finley Cemetery's.

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