Leach, Lou Ella, d. 1936 - Lee, Juanita Ann, d. 1988

 

Leach, Lou Ella (Dickson) 18 May 1871 - 13 Jan 1936 CCR 16 Jan 1936 p5

[Note: Daughter of John Jasper & Martha J. “Mattie” (Sanford) Dickson; married Bud Leach; birthdate from 1910 & 1930 censuses varies from MO DC; tombstone says Ella Lou]

Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Ella Leach, age 54, who died on Monday at her home three miles southwest of Nixa, after a lingering illness were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the home with burial in the McConnell cemetery under the direction of Harding and Maples of Nixa. She is survived by one brother, John Dickson, with whom she lived.

 

Leake, Lottie C. (Henderson) 10 Jul 1873 - 15 Feb 1951 CCR 22 Feb 1951

[Note: Daughter of Ruel L. & ? (?) Henderson; married John Wesley Leake 2 Feb 1956 - 27 Nov 1933]

A resident of Aurora for many years, Mrs. Lottie C. Henderson Leake, widow of the late John W. Leake, justice of the peace of Aurora, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Noel Hall in Ozark, Thursday evening about 7:30 o’clock. She was 77 years old. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Chaffin Chapel and burial was made in the Maple Park cemetery in Aurora where short graveside services under direction of the Order of Eastern Star were held prior to interment. The Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark was in charge of arrangements. Rev. F. M. Price, pastor of the Congregational church of Springfield was the officiating minister. Mrs. Leake was active in civic and club work in Aurora for many years helping to organize the first Campfire Girls organization and the first Parent Teachers Association there. She was a past worthy matron and a past district deputy grand matron of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a past Oracle of the Royal Neighbors. During World War I, she was Lawrence county production chairman of the American Red Cross, and for many years was a member of the Ladies Saturday Club. She was born July 10, 1873 in Neosho. Her father, Reul I. Henderson was a land agent for the Frisco railroad. Her husband preceded her in death in 1934. Mrs. Leake is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Noel M. Hall of Ozark; a son, Harold Henderson Leake, who is head of the radio department at Oklahoma A&M College at Stillwater, OK; four grandchildren, John Ben Leake of Crane, Mrs. Herman Roeder of Stillwater, Noel M. Hall, Jr. of Ft. Stockton, TX, and Mrs. Adrian Durant, Jr. of Columbia, MO; and also four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Leake was a member of the Congregation church. She was a member of the Ozark Ladies Literary Club at the time of her death.

 

Lear, Robert Edgar 30 Nov 1920 - 20 Feb 2004  SN-L 22 Feb 2004

[Note: Son of Ford E. & Belle (Lung) Lear; married Jun 1941 Ruth M. Childs d 1973]

Robert Edgar Lear, 83, Billings, formerly of Flint, Mich., died at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, in Ozark Mountain Regional Health Care Center, Crane. He was born Nov. 30, 1920, in Flint, Mich., the son of Ford E. And Belle (Lung) Lear. He was united in marriage to Ruth M. Childs in June, 1941. Mr. Lear graduated from Flint Northern High School in 1938, where he played trumpet. He retired in 1984 from the AC Spark Plugs Company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, in 1973. He is survived by a son, Dale Lear and his wife, Alicia, Billings, Mo., and a daughter, Nancy Lear, Republic. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, in Miles-Martin Funeral Home, Mt. Morris, Mich. Burial will be in Flint Memorial Park, Mt. Morris. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Miles-Martin Funeral Home. Local arrangements made by Meadors Funeral Home, Republic.

 

Leard, Erma (Goff) 18 Jul 1880 - 22 Nov 1942 CCR 26 Nov 1942 p8

[Note: Daughter of John & ?  ( ) Goff; married Fayette Leard]

The funeral of Mrs. Fayette (Erma Goff) Leard, of Ozark, MO, who died here in a hospital Sunday night, will be Wednesday morning at 10:30 in the Alma Lohmeyer chapel, Dr. Arthur J. McClung officiating. Active pallbearers will be Bill McDaniel, Jack Gass, James Keet, Burke Holbrook, Irving Schwab and Arthur Christenson, Honorary pallbearers will be Linder Link, Claude Woodruff, Holland Keet, Harry Worman, Dr. Wallis Smith and Hal Reed.—Springfield Leader-Press. Mr. and Mrs. Leard have spent the past few years on their farm southeast of Ozark. A sister, Mrs. Frank Brown, Rt. 1, Ozark, survives.

 

Leasure, Margaret Frances (Pickering) 12 Feb 1921 - 31 Mar 1997 CCH-N 5 Apr 1997

[Note: Daughter of Roby E. & Lenna F (  ) Pickering]

Margaret Frances Leasure, 76, of Ozark, formerly of Maryland, Wisconsin and Sparta, Mo. died at 1:03 p.m. Monday, March 31, 1997 in Cox Medical Center South. The daughter of Roby E. and Lenna F Pickering, she was born Feb. 12, 1921 in Fort Howard, Baltimore, MD. Margaret grew up in Fort Howard and attended grade school there. She went through two years of high school in Sparrow's Point, MD. Margaret worked several different jobs, including working at Bethlehem Steel in Sparrow's Point during WW II. She made nuts and bolts for victory ships to carry supplies for the military. She also did spot welding at another factory for military supplies. She was preceded in death by: a son, Robert Leasure; and two brothers, Earl and Norris Pickering. She is survived by: a daughter and her husband, Linda and Guenter Jentzsch, Highlandville; a daughter-in-law, Larraine Leasure, New York; six grandchildren, Kurt and Amanda Jentzsch, Keith Jentzsch, all of Springfield, Darryl and Kimberly Leasure, state of New York, and Bob and Michael Leasure, state of New York; three great-grandchildren; and a dear friend, Junita Morrow. Margaret had been a resident of Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark, since October 1995. She was "Queen of Hearts" for 1996 and participated in the Ms. Nursing Home Pageant. Margaret was a pleasant and delightful lady. Her body is to be cremated under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Memorial services were held Thursday, April 3, 1997 in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

 

Leath, Clara A. 31 Dec 1895  - 8 Feb 1988 OH 11 Feb 1988

Clara A. Leath, 92, of Hurley, died Monday morning in the Aurora Nursing Center after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Leath were held Wednesday in the Meadors Chapel, Clever, with the Rev. Pete Welles officiating. Burial was in the Wright Cemetery. Mrs. Leath had lived in Hurley for more than 65 years, and was a member of the Hurley Baptist Church. Survivors included four daughters; Mildred Conrad and Gladys Jennings; both of Hurley, Alice Wright, Clever, and Donna Faye Porter, Springfield; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

Leath, John Hiram 14 Feb 1862 - 3 Jun 1935 CCR 13 Jun 1935 p1

[Note: married 6 Jun 1890 Frances Henry; obit incomplete; MO DC gives dob as 14 Feb 1863]

John Hiram Leath was born Feb. 14, 1862 and departed this life June 3, 1935, age 73 years, 3 months and 18 days. He was married to Frances Henry June 6, 1890. To this union 4 children were born, one having died in infancy. He is survived by his wife and three children: Mrs. Myrtle Langley, Tom Leath and Loren Leath all of Crane, MO, Route 2; also 1 brother, Dave Leath of Crane, [INCOMPLETE]

 

Leath, Kenneth L. 16 Jun 1925 - 18 May 2001

[Note: Son of Loren & Gladys (Scott) Leath; married Doris L. Sauage 19 May 1927 - 6 Jul 1998]

Kenneth L. Leath, 75, Springfield, died in his home Friday, May 18, 2001.  He was united in marriage to Doris L. Savage on December 17, 1943, and six children were born to this union.  He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army.  A longtime resident of Springfield, he retired from Mid American Dairy Association.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, on July 6, 1996; and his parents, Loren and Gladys (Scott) Leath.  Survivors are six children, Linda Bryant, Carolyn Perryman, Jim Leath and wife, Eva, Patricia Moore, Mike Leath and Lisa Powers, all of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Gamble, Crane; and nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2001, in Meadors Funeral Homes, Clever, with burial to follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery with military honors.  The Clever Chapel will be open at noon Sunday with visitation from 4 to 6 p.m.

(Springfield News-Leader) (Contributed by Hazel Messenger)

 

Leath, Lorene 3 May 1909 - 7 Aug 1986 OH 14 Aug 1986 p5

Services for Lorene Leath, 77, Marionville, were held August 9 in Meadors Chapel, Republic, with the Rev. Stanley White officiating. Burial was in Ruckman Cemetery, northwest of Republic. Mrs. Leath died August. 7 in Aurora Community Hospital following a long illness. She was a member of McKinley Christian Church and a charter member of the Sycamore Extension Club. Survivors include three sons, Delbert, Tulsa, Roger, Marionville, and Harold, Lewiston, Idaho; four daughters, Nova Brown, Marionville, Wilda Wilson, Tulsa, Okla., Norma Blevins and Catherine Beck, both of Mount Vernon; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

 

Leath, Paul Edwin 27 Jun 1937 - 23 Jan 1958 CCR 30 Jan 1958 p4

[Note: Son of ? & Rachel Delania (Applegate) Leath; grandson of George Washington & Dora Elvester (Siler) Applegate; Rachel, born 2 July 1915 married also a Mr. Todd; brother possibly Jerry D. Todd 21 Feb 1936 -25 Dec 2003 whom SSDI shows dying in Sacramento CA]

Funeral services for Paul Edwin Leath, 20 who died Thursday, Jan, 23 in an auto accident near Camp Polk., La. were held Tuesday January 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark, with Rev. Ivan Coyle officiating. Burial was in National Cemetery at Springfield, with military services at the grave. He entered the United States Army in 1953, serving in Korea and at several military posts in the United States. Survivors include his mother, Rachel Delania Applegate, a brother, Jerry Dean Todd of Modesto, Calif, his maternal grandmother, Mrs. John Newton of Ozark and his maternal grandfather, George W. Applegate of Huntsville, Ark.

 

Leavitt, James T. 1872 - 26 Apr 1946 CCR 2 May 1946 p1

[Note: married Jane Collingwood]

James T. Leavitt, 73, died at his home in Clear Water, Fla., April 26. Mr. Leavitt held the position as associate manager of the western district of the Hartford Insurance company for 40 years, retiring five years ago. He moved to Ozark following his retirement and then to Florida about a year and a half ago. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shrine and a member of the Presbyterian church in Ozark. Surviving are his wife, Jane Collingwood Leavitt; two sisters, Mrs. Robert H. Walker and Mrs. Charles R. Jones, both of Springfield, Mo. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Alma Lohmeyer chapel in Springfield, at 2 o’clock with the Rev. F.P. Brewster of Ozark officiating. Active pallbearers were Will Hackney, George Booth, Lee J. Wilson, O.G. Smith, Warren White and Hall Reed.

 

Leavitt, Myrtle (?) Wilson 18 Jan 1891 - Sep 1979 OH 4 Oct 1979 p2

Services for Mrs. Myrtle Leavitt, 88, Springfield, were held Monday in the Ralph Thieme Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. The Revs. Ira Keithley and Bill Keithley officiated. Among those surviving are two sons, Loyd Wilson, Clever and Paul Leavitt, Billings. Mrs. Leavitt died last Saturday in Springfield General Osteopathic Hospital after a long illness.

 

LeBlanc, Marjorie Ruth (Nealy) 15 Oct 1923 - 18 Apr 2004 CCH-N 21 Apr 2004

[Note: Daughter of Edwin Cole & Marjorie (McVay) Nealy; married Harold Joseph LeBlanc. Sr.]

Marjorie Ruth LeBlanc, 80, of Spokane, died Sunday, April 18 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born October 15, 1923 in Sterling, Nebraska, the daughter of Edwin Cole Nealy and Marjorie (McVay) Nealy. During her working career she owned and operated an upholstery shop. Survivors include: two children, Marjorie Lambert and her husband, Danny, Spokane, and Harold Joseph LeBlanc Jr. and his wife Peggy, Morgan City, La.; five grandchildren, Harold Joseph LeBlanc III, Shane Anthony LeBlanc, Tara Lynn LeBlanc, Danny Lambert Jr., and John J. Lambert; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Edwin C. Nealy, Greeley, Colo., Jim Nealy, Greeley, Colo., Bill Nealy, Lincoln, Neb., and Ralphy Nealy, Longmont, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Joseph LeBlanc Sr., a brother, John Halbert Nealy, and her parents. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 28 at 10:00 a.m. at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with the Rev. Randall Harwood officiating. Burial will follow in Schupbach Cemetery, Spokane. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 27 from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

 

Lecomte, Mary Ann (Hodgson) 1891 - 16 Feb 1977  OH 24 Feb 1977 p10

[Note: married Edward Henry Lecomte 9 Jun 1890 - Dec 1968]

OZARK - services for Mrs. Mary Ann Lecomte, 85, a former Highlandville resident, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church of Highlandville Cemetery under the direction of Harris of Ozark. Mrs. Lecomte died at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Richland, Wash. after a long illness. Mrs. Lecomte was a native of Weir, Kan, and settled in Highlandville in 1927. In Highlandville, she and her husband operated the Montague Springs Trout Hatchery until their retirement in 1964.

 

Ledbetter, Clara Mildred (Bunten) 22 May 1910 - 28 Jan 1997 CCH-N 1 Feb 1997

[Note: Daughter of Isaac Edward & Nevada (Carroll) Bunten; married 22 Nov 1927 Vercel Roy Ledbetter 28 Nov 1907 - 1 Feb 1990]

Clara Mildred Ledbetter, 86, Ozark, died Tuesday, January 28, 1997, in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born May 22, 1910, in Owensville, Missouri, and was the daughter of Isaac Edward and Nevada (Carroll) Bunten. On November 22, 1927, she was united in marriage to Vercel Roy Ledbetter. Throughout her husband's career as an Assembly of God minister, Mrs. Ledbetter assisted him in several communities. Together they ministered to the Ozark community where Mr. Ledbetter served as pastor of the Ozark Assembly of God Church for 24 years. Her husband preceded her, in death in 1990. Mrs. Ledbetter was a member of Central Assembly of God Church in Springfield. Survivors include nieces, nephews, and many friends. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 3, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Stanley Michael officiating. Burial will be in Ozark Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-4:00 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

 

Ledbetter, Emmett Guy 27 Oct 1933 - 10 May 2005  SN-L 12 May 2005

[Note: Son of Emmett Napolean & Mildred Ann (Lovell) Ledbetter; married 4 Jun 1960 June Elizabeth Ferguson]

Emmett Guy Ledbetter, age 71, went to be with his Lord on May 10, 2005, in his home in Ozark, Mo., surrounded by his family. He was born October 27, 1933, in Botkinberg, Ark., the son of Emmett Napolean Ledbetter and Mildred Ann Lovell. He moved his family to Missouri in 1968 from Norman, Okla. He and his wife, June Elizabeth Ferguson, were married in Oklahoma City, Okla., on June 4, 1960. They were to celebrate their 45th anniversary next month. Emmett proudly served his country in the Navy from 1953 to 1957. Emmett worked in the grocery industry all his life. He started by stocking shelves in high school and retired in 1992 after owning his second grocery store. Emmett enjoyed many things: gardening, reading, drives in the country, and loved spending time with his family, especially playing games with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Emmett loved his family deeply and his greatest joy was having all of his family with him. Emmett's crowning achievement was nurturing a family that was close knit, bearing one another's burdens, and sharing each other's joy. He taught us all how to love one another and he knew how to have fun! Emmett was saved at an early age in a tent revival and strived to teach all of his kids to follow God's Word. Emmett is counting on us to support one another until we're reunited with him in God's presence. Emmett was preceded in death by his grandparents, Will and Lelia Ann Lovell; father, Emmett Napolean Ledbetter and mother, Mildred Ann Lovell; brother, Bill Dean Ledbetter; and his in-laws, Emory and Luna Ferguson. Emmett is survived by a large and loving family, his wife, June; his four children, Steve and his wife, Debbie, Anne and husband, Winston, Krista, and Lori and husband, Scott; eight grandchildren, Stephanie, Christopher, Britnee, Tyler, Darby, Blake, Luke, and Eppie and husband, David; three great-grandchildren, Andrew, Riley, and Michael; three sisters, Rose, Mary, and Bobbie; one half-brother, Don; three half-sisters, Ruth, Sadi, and Iris; and step-mother, Cleo. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends. Services for Emmett will be held on Friday, May 13, 2005, at 12 p.m. in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home in Springfield, Mo., with Rev. Lane Harrison officiating. Interment will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery.

 

Ledbetter, F. A. 1 Aug 1902 - 30 Jul 1986 OH 7 Aug 1986 p3

[Note: Son of Richard E. & Harriet Hester (Carter) Ledbetter; married 24 Mar 1920 Opal Mae Engle 23 Feb 1903 - 25 Mar 1996]

Services for F. A. Ledbetter, 83, Ozark, were held August 2 in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev., Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. Mr. Ledbetter died July 20 in Cox Medical Center South following a short illness. A resident of Ozark since 1930, he had operated Ledbetter Market on the west side of the square for 20 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and had served as an active deacon for 47 years. He was a 50-year member of Friend Masonic Lodge No. 352 and was a former mayor of Ozark. At the time of his death, he was a member of the board of directors of Ozark Building and Loan Association where he had previously served as president for several years. Survivors include his wife, Opal; two daughters, Christina Farrar, Garden Grove, Calif. and Evelyn Davis, Ozark; one brother, V. R. Ledbetter, Ozark and three grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Ozark.

 

Ledbetter, Harriet Hester (Carter) 27 Nov 1863 -14 Aug 1947 CCR 21 Aug 1947 p1

[Note: Daughter of Robert & Millie Ann (Shelton) Carter; married Richard E. Ledbetter Sep 1864 - 18 Oct 1948]

Funeral services were held Sunday at Mountain View for Mrs. R.E. Ledbetter, mother of F.A. Ledbetter of Ozark. She passed away Thursday following a lengthy illness. Those from Ozark attending the funeral were Rev. Bonnie Ward who conducted services, Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Tunnell, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Engle and J.C., Lynn Ball, Arthur Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Don Davis, Miss Christina Ledbetter of Independence, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Ledbetter. Mr. R.E. Ledbetter returned to Ozark and will remain for an extended visit with his son.

 

Ledbetter, James Cephas, Jr. 23 Jun 1930 - 5 Jul 1930 CCR 10 Jul 1930 p1

[Note: Son of James Cephas & Martha (Flanigan) Ledbetter]

Funeral services for James Cephas Ledbetter, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Ledbetter, who died Saturday, July 5, 1930, were held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the residence in Clever, Rev. R.W. Forbis officiating. Burial was made in the Wise Hill cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever. He is survived by his father and mother, one brother and one sister, besides many other relatives.

 

Ledbetter, Jamey Shawn (Ledbetter) Carpenter Cobb 14 Jul 1968 - 6 Nov 2011 CCH-N 16 Nov 2011 on-line only

[Note: Daughter of Michael & Alice ( ) Ledbetter; married ? Carpenter; married ? Cobb]

            Jamey Shawn Ledbetter (Carpenter/Cobb), 43, died in her home Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. She was born July 14, 1968, in Lebanon, to Michael and Alice Ledbetter. Ledbetter spent her early childhood in Lebanon, before moving to Warrensburg, where she attended middle school and later graduated from nearby Crestridge High School. Ledbetter was fond of reading and writing her own stories, collecting miniatures and being a grandmother. A brother, Michael Daren Ledbetter, preceded Jamey in death. She is survived by: son Brett Carpenter and his fiancée Chasidy Dickens, Springfield; two grandchildren, Tavin and Taci Carpenter; father Mike Ledbetter and wife Cheryl, Billings; mother Alice Golden, Springfield; brother David Ledbetter, Atlanta, Ga.; a sister-in-law Lhannie Ledbetter, Buckeye, Ariz.; and many other relatives and close friends. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, in the funeral home, with Rev. Terry Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora. Memorials are suggested to the Children’s Miracle Network. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.


Ledbetter, Opal Mae (Engle) 23 Feb 1903 - 25 Mar 1996  CCH-N 27 Mar 1996

[Note: Daughter of Joseph & Lottie (Glen) Engle; married F.A. Ledbetter 1 Aug 1902 - 30 Jul 1986]

Opal Mae Ledbetter, age 93, of Ozark, died Monday, March 25, 1996, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, where she had received loving care since May. She was born February 23, 1903 in Glenwood, Iowa, and was the daughter of Joseph and Lottie (Glen) Engle. The family moved to Missouri when Opal was a young girl. She was united in marriage to F.A. Ledbetter, who preceded her in death in 1986. She was also preceded in death by: a brother, William Engle; and a son-in-law, Russell Farrar. Mrs. Ledbetter was an active. member of Ozark First Baptist Church for many years. Survivors include: two daughters, Christina Farrar, Garden Grove, Calif., and Evelyn Davis and her husband, Don, Ozark; three grandsons, Steven Farrar, Dana Point, Calif., Keith Farrar, Garden Grove, Calif., and Kent Davis, Nashville, Tenn.; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today, March 27, 1996 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial will be in Ozark Cemetery.

 

Ledbetter, Richard E. Sept 1864 - 18 Oct 1948 CCR 21 Oct 1948

[Note: Son of James R. & Nancy F. (Jones) Ledbetter; married Harriet Hester Carter 27 Nov 1863 -14 Aug 1947]

Richard E. Ledbetter, 84, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 18, at the home of his son, F.A. Ledbetter, at Ozark following a long illness. Mr. Ledbetter was a retired farmer and had lived in the Mountain View community most of his life. Survivors include three daughters, five sons, 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at a rural Baptist church near Mountain View, Mo. Burial was there under direction of Duncan Funeral Home. Rev. Bonnie Ward officiated. Those who attended from Ozark were Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Ledbetter, Rev. and Mrs. Bonnie Ward, Mr. and Mrs. William Engle, Mr. and Mrs. Don Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Tunnell, Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Leonard and Mrs. George Kimmons.

 

Ledbetter, Vercel Roy, Rev. 28 Nov 1907 - 1 Feb 1990 OH 8 Feb 1990

[Note: Son of Richard E. & Harriet Hester (Carter) Ledbetter; married 22 Nov 1927 Mildred Clara Bunten 22 May 1910 - 28 Jan 1997]

Reverend Vercel R. Ledbetter, 82. died Thursday, Feb. 1, 1990, in Maranatha Village in Springfield, following a long illness. A resident of Ozark for 24 years, he served as Minister for Assembly of God Churches throughout Missouri during his 55 year career. Rev. Ledbetter was a member of the General Council of Assembly of God Churches and a member of the Central Assembly of God Church of Springfield. He was a former member of the Assembly of God Church of Ozark, where the activity building, Ledbetter Hall, was named in his honor. Survivors include his wife, Mildred and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Feb. 4 in Adams Funeral Home of Ozark with Dr. G. Raymond Carlson and Rev. Philip Wannenmacher officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor's choice.

 

Lederer, Gladys E. (Brumley) 1897 - 14 Apr 1963   CCR 18 Apr 1963

[Note: Daughter of William Henry & Sarah (Austin) Brumley; married Casper Lederer 25 Apr 1884 - Oct 1972]

Mrs. Gladys E. Lederer, 65, Billings, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday in St. John's Hospital where she had been a patient two days. Mrs. Lederer, who was a member of St. Agnes Cathedral, is survived by her husband, Casper; a son, Charles Lederer, 1111 Barnes, Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Douglas Dark, Hazelwood, Mo.; four brothers, Dan, Earl and Lester Brumley, all of Springfield, and Chester Brumley, Bolivar; a sister, Mrs. Wilma Lockridge, Kansas City, Kan.; and five grandchildren. Rosary services were at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Herman Lohmeyer Chapel. Funeral mass was at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Agnes Cathedral with Msgr. V. A. Schroeger officiating. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery.

 

Ledford, Jerry Lee, II  8 Jan 1981 - 24 Nov 2011 SN-L 26 Nov 2011

[Note: Son of Jerry Lee & Cynthia Diane (Trull) Ledford; married Christina]

            Jerry Lee Ledford II, 30, Nixa. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

AND

Ledford, Jerry Lee, II  8 Jan 1981 - 24 Nov 2011 AdamsFH

            Jerry Lee Ledford, II, passed away at home Thursday, November 24, 2011. He was born January 6, 1981. He grew up in Nixa and attended Nixa schools. Jerry enjoyed Cardinals Baseball, and was a baseball card collector. He was athletic and loved music. In 2009 Jerry became disabled following a car accident. Jerry was loved by many and will be missed. The light of Jerry’s life was his daughter, Nevaeh. He was a wonderful father to his daughter that he loved and adored so much. Survivors include: His parents, Cynthia Diane (Trull) Ledford and Jerry Lee Ledford; his wife, Christina Daniels; his daughter, Nevaeh Christine Ledford; nine brothers and sisters, Darlene and husband Jimmy, Denise and husband James, Johnny and wife Robin, Tony and wife Allison, Mike and wife Cindy, Sydney, Lindsey and Brandon, Robby and wife Christina, and Siara Diane and husband Luke; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to the family for the benefit of Nevaeh. Visitation will be from 2:30 - 4:00 PM Sunday, November 27, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. A funeral service will follow at 4:00 PM with Pastor Don Blansit officiating.

AND

Ledford, Jerry Lee, II  8 Jan 1981 - 24 Nov 2011 CCH-N 30 Nov 2011

            Jerry Lee Ledford, II, died November 24, 2011. He was born January 6, 1981. He grew up in Nixa and attended Nixa schools. He enjoyed Cardinals Baseball, and was a baseball card collector. He was athletic and loved music. In 2009 Jerry became disabled following a car accident. Jerry was loved by many and will be missed. The light of Jerry’s life was his daughter, Nevaeh. He was a wonderful father to his daughter that he loved and adored so much. Survivors include: His parents, Cynthia Diane (Trull) Ledford and Jerry Lee Ledford; his wife, Christina Daniels; his daughter, Nevaeh Christine Ledford; nine brothers and sisters, Darlene and husband Jimmy, Denise and husband James, Johnny and wife Robin, Tony and wife Allison, Mike and wife Cindy, Sydney, Lindsey and Brandon, Robby and wife Christina, and Siara Diane and husband Luke; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to the family for the benefit of Nevaeh. Visitation was 2:30 - 4:00 PM Sunday, November 27, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Services followed at 4 PM with Pastor Don Blansit officiating. 


Lee Adrian F. 29 Apr 1924 - 23 Mar 2010 SN-L 26 Mar 2010

[Note: Son of Martin D. & Thelma D. (Wilhite) Lee; married 1944 Billy Jean]

Adrian F. Lee, of Spokane, was born April 29, 1924. He went to be with the Lord on March 25, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Thelma Lee, and a son, James Lee. Survivors include: his wife of  65 years, Billy Jean Lee; a son John F. Lee and wife Cassandra; four grandchildren, Adrienne Coffelt, Angela Piatt and John J. Lee, all of Spokane, and James M. Lee of Colorado; five great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial will follow in Spokane Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. Saturday until service time.

AND

Lee, Adrian F. 29 Apr 1924 - 23 Mar 2010 CCH-N 31 Mar 2010

Adrian F. Lee, of Spokane, was born April 29, 1924. He went to be with the Lord on March 25, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Thelma Lee, and a son, James Lee. Survivors include: His wife of  65 years, Billy Jean Lee; a son, John F. Lee, and wife Cassandra; four grandchildren, Adrienne Coffelt, Angela Piatt and John J. Lee, all of Spokane, and James M. Lee, of Colorado; five great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends. Funeral services were at  2 p.m. March 27, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.  Burial followed in Spokane Cemetery. Visitation was from 12:30 p.m. until service time.

 

Lee, Alta Pearl (Phillips) 20 Dec 1915 - 10 Apr 1982 OH 15 Apr 1982 p9

[Note: Daughter of Walter K. & Hilda (Lindquish) Phillips; married J. O. Lee]

Graveside services for Alta Lee, 66, Route 1, Ozark, were held April 13 in Payne Cemetery north of Nixa with the Rev. Glynn Ensor officiating. Burial was under the direction of Harris of Nixa. Mrs. Lee died April 10 in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a long illness. She had lived in Cedar County and Claremont, Calif, before she moved here in 1971. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, J. O.; two brothers, Cecil Phillips, Springfield and Lewis K. Phillips, Los Molinos, Calif.; and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy J. Holbrook, Galena.

 

Lee, Armeda (Hicks) 28 Feb 1899 - 13 Nov 1991 NN-E 21 Nov 1991

[Note: Daughter of Andrew & Maude (Harper) Hicks; married 15 Mar 1918 William J. Lee]

Armeda Lee, 92, Ozark, formerly of Bradleyville, died at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 13, 1991 in her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the General Baptist Church, Bradleyville. She was born Feb. 28, 1899 in Seymour, the daughter of Andrew and Maude (Harper) Hicks. On March 15, 1918 she married William J. Lee in Longrun, MO. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Nadine Dean, Ozark; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Saturday in Longrun Cemetery with the Revs. Floyd Roberts and Tom Johnson officiating.

 

Lee, Clell C. 3 Oct 1915 - 27 Jan 1986 OH 6 Feb 1986 p3

[Note: Son of Albert T. & Mary (Shipman) Lee; married Maciel Jane]

Services for Clell C. Lee, 70, Springfield, were held Jan. 31 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, with the Revs. O. V. Dodson and Richard Eakins officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Lee died Jan. 27 at St. John’s Regional Health Center following a sudden illness. A resident of Springfield for the past 45 years, he was a spokesman for the Frito-Lay Company. He was a member of Hopedale Baptist Church, Ozark. Survivors include his wife, Maciel Jane; two daughters, Patricia Hamby and Karen Porter, both of Springfield; a son, Robert, Rogers, Ark.; his mother, Mary Lee, Springfield; four sisters, Louise Willoughby, Opal Harl, Eula Mae Rollins, and Eleanor Lee, all of Springfield; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

Lee, Cordelia Ann (Fox) 3 Aug 1888 - 18 Jan 1965 SN-L Jan 1965

[Note: Daughter of  John Reynolds & Margaret Melvina (Maples) Fox; married 13 Oct 1907 Roland Columbua Lee 1 Dec 1884 - 21 Jul 1969]

Mrs. Roland Lee – Mrs. Cordelia Ann Lee, 78 of 2121 North Alberta, died at 9 p.m. Monday in Foster Nursing Home after a short illness. A native of Highlandville, Mrs. Lee came here 42 years ago. She was a member of Northwest Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Roland; three sons, Archie of 1837 North Newton, Verdie of Route 4, and John of Kansas City; five daughters, Mrs. Opal Pickering, 1111 West Atlantic, Mrs. Ruth Davis, Kansas City, Mrs. Blanche DiGraci, St. Louis, Mrs. Dorothy Harp, Jefferson City, and Mrs. Betty Scheinost, Kansas City; a brother, Elmer Fox, Galena; 20 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1: 30 p.m. in the Northwest Baptist Church, 188801 West Lee, with the Rev. Claude Barclay officiating. Burial will be in Highlandville Cemetery under direction of Herman-Lohmeyer. Published in Springfield News Leader, Jan.  1965; Contributed by:  Jan Lowry

 

Lee, Dicy Diane (Davis) 8 Feb 1877 - 21 Nov 1973 OH 29 Nov 1973 p4

[Note: Daughter of James Mattison & Mary Elizabeth (Melton) Davis; married 12 Sep 1895 James Robert “Jim” Lee 15 Jul 1876 - 19 Apr 1938]

Funeral services for Mrs. Dicy Diane Lee, 96, of Ponce de Leon, were at 2 p.m. last Friday in the Spokane Baptist Church with the Rev. James Ellingsworth officiating. Burial was in Martin Cemtery near Spokane under direction of Adams of Ozark. Mrs. Lee died last Wednesday in the Christian County Nursing Home here.

 

Lee, Eldon V. 30 Mar 1916 - 16 Jan 1974  OH 24 Jan 1974 p8

[Note: Son of Lodo L. & Myrtle (Abbott) Lee; married 14 Apr 1940 Goldie Robinson]

Sparta - Eldon V. Lee, 57, of Sparta, died at 9:35 a.m. last Wednesday in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, following a short illness. A lifelong Sparta resident, Mr. Lee was a member of the Sparta Baptist Church. He was an employee of Major Cheese Company in Ozark for 23 years. Survivors include his wife, Goldie; one daughter, Mrs. Patricia Ann Welch of Sparta, one brother, Gordon of Sparta and one sister, Mrs. Naomi Harper of Springfield. Funeral arrangements were under direction of Harris of Ozark.

AND

Lee, Eldon V. 30 Mar 1916 - 16 Jan 1974 OH 16 Jan 1975 p11

In memory of our husband and father, Eldon Lee - it has been a year, but God gave us memories that are so dear to his goodness to us and the love for his home and his family and my family. He has gone on to his heavenly home he so deserved. Mrs. Eldon Lee and daughter.

 

Lee, Elizabeth “Betty” (Tilley) 10 Jan 1861 - 6 Jan 1934 CCR 11 Jan 1934 p6

[Note: Daughter of Arron & Martha (Pierce) Tilley]

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Lee, 72, who died early Saturday morning at the home 5 miles south of Hurley, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Mars Hill church, 4 miles south of Crane, MO, with burial in cemetery there under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, MO. The survivors are: Rosa Lee of Crane, R.2; Crit Lee of Verona, MO; and Mrs. Bertie Becker of Joplin, MO.

 

Lee, Ethel 1934 - 11 Jan 2009 CCH-N 14 Jan 2009

Ethel Lee, 74, Ozark, Missouri passed away Jan. 11, 2009, in Ozark Riverview Manor. Cremation was under the care of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial services to be held in St. Louis at a later date.

 

Lee, Eva Marilyn (Ledbetter) 1884 - 7 Dec 1964 CCR 10 Dec 1964 p1

[Note: married George Lee]

Mrs. Eva Marilyn Lee, 80, died after a long illness at 3 p.m. Monday in an Ozark rest home. A member of the Calvary Temple in Springfield, Mrs. Lee was a Mountain View native, moving to Springfield 16 years ago. she was the widow of George Lee, retired Frisco employee who died four years ago.  She is survived by a son, Oscar, 1448 South Virginia; a daughter, Mrs. Ida Engle, Ozark; two brothers, Willie Ledbetter, Keyes, Calif. and Riley Ledbetter, Mountain View; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Tindle, 822 Chicago in Springfield, Mrs. Nettie Ikard, Sacramento, Calif. and Mrs. Ibbie Thornton, Oregon state; four grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Chapel Hill Cemetery near Mountain View, with the Rev. Wilbur Blansit officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery under direction of Ralph Thieme.

 

Lee, Evert 10 Feb 1904 - 8 May 1986 OH 15 May 1986 p4

[Note: Son of Henry & Nancy ( ) Lee; married Pearl m/1 Hansen]

Services for Evert Lee, 82, Springfield, were held May 11 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Revs. George Pettey and James Ellingsworth officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery. Mr. Lee died May 8 in Cox Medical Center South. He was a former Ponce de Leon resident and a retired farmer and carpenter. In 1967, he moved to Springfield, where he was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Pearl; three daughters, Lillie Mae Seaton, Mary Jane Hale, and Ida Bell Masteller, all of Springfield; one stepson, William Hansen, Cucamonga, Calif.; one sister, Elsie Howard, Nixa; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

 

Lee, George Bryant 25 Dec 1904 - 18 Dec 1986 OH 25 Dec 1986 pB6

[Note: Son of William H. & Nancy Ann (Bloomer) Lee; married 24 Jan 1925 CCM Hattie Odela Pruitt 1 Aug 1908 - 29 Sep 1991]

Services for Bryant Lee, 81, Sparta, were held Dec. 21 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Mr. Lee died Dec. 18 in Springfield Community Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Sparta and a heavy equipment operator for the Missouri State Highway Department for many years. Survivors include one son, Ronnie Lee, Sparta, one sister, Frances Robertson, Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Lee, Glen D. 9 Jul 1946 - 26 Jan 2008 SN-L 28 Jan 2008

[Note: Son of Leonard & Letha (  ) Lee; married 13 Feb 1983 Leona B. Brown]

Glen D. Lee of Highlandville was born July 9, 1946, in his family home in Onia, Ark., to Leonard and Letha Lee. He passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2008, in Cox South Hospital at the age of 61. Glen graduated from Timbo High School in Timbo, Ark. He was united in marriage to Leona B. Brown on February 13, 1983, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Glen worked as a carpenter and retired after 40 years of service. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Onia, Ark. Glen enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching wildlife and birds. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, R.A., Bobby Ray, and an infant brother; niece Tonya Jeffery; and nephew Rodney Lee. Survivors include his loving wife of the home, Leona; children, Glen D. Lee, Jr. and wife, Melissa of Belton, Mo. and Chuck Ritter and wife Tamitha of Fair Grove, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Thomas and Drew Ritter and Isaiah, Ezekiel, Zechariah, Faith and Grace Lee; sisters, Geraldine and husband, Charlie Hoke and Betty and husband, Tony Davis all of Jonesboro, Ark.; numerous other loving relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at 1 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home South with burial to follow in Highlandville Cemetery. Visitation will be held tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

 

Lee, Goldie 8 Apr 1909 - 30 Dec 1978 OH 4 Jan 1979 p3

Services for Mrs. Goldie Lee of 1234 S. Plaza, were held Saturday in Greenlawn North Chapel with the Rev. Thomas McClain officiating. Mrs. Lee was dead on arrival at 6:30 p.m. last Thursday at St. John’s Regional Health Center after apparently suffering a heart attack at her home. She was a retired employee of McDaniel’s Furrier and member of Glendale Baptist church. Survivors include a son, Bill, Ozark; a daughter, Mrs. Florence Wofford, Denver, Colo.; two grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

Lee, Gordon D. 19 Jun 1921 - 11 Sep 1980  OH 18 Sep 1980 p10

[Note:  Son of Lodo L. & Myrtle (Abbott) Lee; married Christine]

Services for Gordon D. Lee, 59, Route 1, Sparta. were held last Saturday in Harris Chapel, Ozark with Jack Richardson and Doin Pitchford officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Mr. Lee died last Thursday at his home apparently of a hear attack. He was a farmer and truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Christine; two daughters, Mrs. JoAnita Haskins, Fordland and Mrs. LaQueta Luttrull, Sparta; a sister, Mrs. Naomi Harper, Springfield and two granddaughters.

AND

Lee, Gordon D. 19 Jun 1921 - 11 Sep 1980 OH 18 Sep 1980 pB9

Card of Thanks

We cannot find words to express our thanks for all the prayers, visits, flowers, telephone calls and food that were given during the illness and death of our loving husband, father & grandfather.  Mrs. Christine Lee   Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Haskins   Mr. & Mrs. Keith Luttrull   Missy & Jenny Luttrull

 

Lee, Hattie Odela (Pruitt) 1 Aug 1908 – 29 Sep 1991  NN-E 3 Oct 1991

[Note: Daughter of John T. & Sarah “Sallie” (Adams) Pruitt; married 24 Jan 1925 George Bryant Lee 25 Dec 1904 - 18 Dec 1986 ]

Hattie Odela Lee, 83, Sparta, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 1991 in Springfield Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 1, 1908 at Keltner and was the daughter of John and Sally Pruitt. She was a longtime resident of Sparta and a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. She was employed by Producers Produce Co., Springfield, for 24 years before retirement. Survivors include her son, Rondle Lee, Sparta; and two sisters, Stella Burkhart, Springfield, and Lillie Hursh, Ozark. Preceding her in death were a daughter, Melvena Lee; and four sisters, Tennie Hursh, Ocie Gailey, Laura Thompson, and Viola Stogsdill. Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 1 in Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery.

 

Lee, Henrietta (Douglas) 11 Oct 1871 - 24 Jul 1956     CCR 9 Aug 1956 p7

[Note: Daughter of David & Cerinda (Monroe) Douglas; married 23 Apr 1893 James Houston Lee 26 Jan 1867 - 3 Mar 1920]

Henrietta Douglas was born October 11, 1871 at Swan, Iowa, the daughter of David and Ceringa Douglas.  She came to the Sparta community in 1892. On April 23, 1893, she was united in marriage to James H. Lee and to this union one son and two daughters were born. Mr. Lee passed away March 4, 1920. Mrs. Lee was converted at an early age and was a member of the Sparta Christian Church. She entered into rest July 26 at the home of a daughter, Mrs.  Bray at Sparta at the age of 84 years, nine months and 13 days. Survivors include one son, Max Lee of Monett; two daughters, Mrs. Bray and Mrs. Grace Jenkins of Sparta; nine grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; one brother, Albert Douglas of Vancouver, Wash. Funeral services were held July 26 in the Sparta Church of Christ, evangelist O. C. Hawkins officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cmetery iner direction of the Harris Funeral Home of Nixa.

 

Lee, J. V. 7 Mar 1862 - 2 Oct 1947 CCR 9 Oct 1947 p1

J.V. Lee, father of Mrs. Mintora Wilhite, passed away Thursday night after a lingering illness. He was born March 7, 1862, in Lee Town, Ark., and passed away Oct. 2, 1947, six miles north of Marionville, where he had lived for the past three years. He gave his heart to God in early manhood, and joined the Colegap Free Will Baptist church and lived a true Christian life. He leaves to mourn his passing two daughters, Mrs. Mintora Wilhite, with whom he made his home and Mrs. George Bland of Rogers, Ark., and one son, John Lee of Lincoln, Neb., 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Everett Bland at Garfield, Ark., on Sunday, Oct. 5, and burial was made in the church cemetery under direction of Wemer and Miller Funeral Home of Garfield.

 

Lee, James F. 1871 - 28 Jul 1936 CCR 30 Jul 1936 p1

[Note: Son of John & ? (?) Lee]

James F. Lee, 65 years old, passed away at Ozark, MO, on Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 pm. He had been in Ozark about three or four days receiving treatment for typhoid. He was born and reared in Christian county and has lived all his life near Rogersville. He is survived by 3 brothers, Andy and Austin Lee of Arcola, Illinois, and Henry Lee of Springfield, Missouri, and one sister, Mrs. Nettie Beasly of Illinois. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Worth Caughron of Ozark officiating. Burial will be in the Watts cemetery 2 miles south of Rogersville, under the direction of B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Lee, James "Jim" 14 Jul 1962 - 25 Feb 2007 SN-L 3 Mar 2007

[Note: Son of James & Goldie (Armstrong) Lee; married 14 Jul 1962 Ethel Hollars]

Mr. James "Jim" Lee, 74, Ozark, Mo., formerly of St. Louis, Mo., passed away Monday, February 26, 2007, at Century Pines Retirement Home, Ozark, Mo. He was born June 21, 1932, to James and Goldie (Armstrong) Lee in Kenyon, Minnesota. James was married to the love of his life, Ethel Hollars, on July 14, 1962, in St. Louis, and they were blessed with two daughters. James never let his visual impairment stand in the way of leading a very successful and meaningful life. He attended college in Minnesota and went on to be a teacher at the Missouri School for the Blind for 39 years. He was a very active member and church musician of Hope Lutheran Church in St. Louis. He was also a member of Lions Club, AARP and the United Workers for the Blind. His parents and one infant brother preceded James in death. James is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ethel; two daughters, Aundrayah Shermer and husband, Rob, of Ozark, Mo. and Cecilia Lee of St. Louis, Mo.; four grandchildren, Jackson, Evan, Sutton and Megan Shermer; and many cousins and other relatives. He was loved and respected by students, fellow teachers, and will be greatly missed by his many friends in both Ozark and St Louis areas. In accordance to James' wishes, his body has been cremated. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at Century Pines Retirement Home, 709 East McCracken, Ozark, Mo., Sunday, March 4, 2007, at 2 p.m. Cremation and memorial service are under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Mo. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospices of America or Guiding Eyes for the Blind, c/o Barnes Family Funeral Home, PO Box 796, Ozark, MO 65721.

 

Lee, James Adrian 31 Jul 1950 - 31 Jul 1973 OH 2 Aug 1973

[Note: Son of  Adrian F. & Billy Jean (Maples) Lee; married ___win]

AND

Davis, Elmer 23 Mar 1911 - 31 Jul 1973 OH 2 Aug 1973

Hwy 160 Crash Claims Two Lives

A two-vehicle smashup  in Hwy. 160 four miles south of Nixa claimed the lives of both drivers and left a passenger in serious condition. The crash which occurred at 9 p.m. Tuesday killed  James Adrian Lee, 23, of Ponce de Leon and Elmer Davis, 62 of Springfield and seriously injured Gary Wayne Davis, 30, son of the elder Davis. According to a younger brother, he is expected to “pull through’ but underwent extensive head surgery and removal of his spleen at St. John’s Medical Center. Lee is survived  by his wife, __win and four month old son, __ Martin Lee of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adrian F. Lee, Spokane; one brother, John Ferrell Lee, Spokane. Other survivors include his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Thelma Lee, Ponce de Leon; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Maples, Spokane and paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Dicy Lee, Crane. Funeral arrangements for Lee are pending under the direction of Harris of Ozark.

[Two photos and captions: Hardly recognizable as to make following a Hwy. 160 crash Tuesday evening this 1968 Chevy pickup carried James Adrian Lee to his death, Scarcely a part in the forward part of the vehicle remained unbroken.  AND The 1972 Caprice was totally demolished and its driver Elmer Davis killed and his son Gary Wayne Davis seriously injured in the Hwy. 160 crash. The vehicle was towing a boat and trailer at the time of the accident. Both were reportedly demolished.]

 

Lee, James Robert “Jim” 15 Jul 1876 - 19 Apr 1938 CCR 28 Apr 1938 p5

[Note: Son of William Samuel & Sarah (McGinnis) Lee; married 12 Sep 1895 CCM Dicy Diane Davis 8 Feb 1877 - 21 Nov 1973]

James Robert Lee was born in Stone county, Mo., July 15, 1876, and departed this life April 12, 1938, aged 61 years, nine months and four days. He was married to Dicy Davis Sept. 12, 1895. To this union were born three sons and one daughter, Lawrence of [UNREADABLE] Ponce de Leon, Mo., and Mrs. Mary Cox of Galena, Mo., Beside the widow and four children he is survived by six grandchildren, two brothers, Tom and Roy of Ponce de Leon and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Wolf of Ponce and Mrs. Phoebe White of Upland, Calif. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday conducted by Rev. Ross Carter of Springfield with burial in the Martin cemetery near Spokane under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, Mo.

Lee, James W. 1881 - 18 Feb 1951  CCR 22 Feb 1951

[Note: married Rosa]

James W. Lee, 69, a retired farmer of the Hurley community, passed away Sunday night at his home south of there. He had spent most of his life in the Crane and Hurley communities. He was a member of the Baptist church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rosa Lee of the home; four sons, Ray, Walter and John all of Crane, and Edward of Ontario, CA; four daughters, Mrs. Nellie McClellan, Mrs. Dottie Eaton, Mrs. Jessie McHolland and Mrs. Jewell Parson, all of Crane; one brother, Elmer Lee of Chicago; four sisters, Mrs. Alice Bowling of Crane, Mrs. Nola Carney of Springfield, Mrs. Anna Drake of Joplin, his twin, and Mrs. Mayne Houk, also of Joplin; and 18 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Hurley high school auditorium with Rev. Howard Wells officiating. Interment was made in the Short cemetery south of Hurley under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever.

Lee, James William  6 Jun 1964 - 16 May 2011 SN-L 6 Jun 2011
[Note: Son of William Joseph & Melodie (  ) Lee]
James William Lee was born June 6, 1964 and died May 16, 2011 in Eureka Calif. His life's goal was to plant a million trees. God took him too soon. His humor will be missed. James was preceded in death by his father, William Joseph Lee. James is survived by his daughters, Taylor and Cassandra Lee of Ozark; his mother, Melodie Lee of Rogersville; his brother, W. Michael White and wife Melody of Raleigh N.C.; his sister, Rebecca Brandani and husband David of Nixa; his fiance, Jennifer Fetterman; a grandfather; uncles; aunts; and cousins. The service will be gravesite at Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark Mo. June 18, 2011 at 11 am.

Lee, Jesse Sirres 29 Jul 1870 - 14 Feb 1932 CCR 18 Feb 1932 p2

[Note: Son of Thomas & Elizabeth (Bible) Lee; married Drusilla C.; this calls the Oldfield / Walker / Gardner / Smith Cemetery the Moody Cemetery - like it needs still another name!]

J.S. Lee of Seneca township died at his home Sunday, Feb. 14, at the age of 62 years. The body was brought to the Chaffin Funeral Home for preparation for burial. The funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Baptist church at Sparta, with Rev. Martin officiating. Burial took place in the Moody cemetery east of Sparta under the direction of Mr. Chaffin.

 

Lee, Juanita Ann (Irwin) 25 Aug 1912 - 10 May 1988 OH 19 May 1988

[Note: Daughter of Hibbert & Naomi (Adams) Irwin; married 8 Feb 1950 James M. Lee]

Ann (Irwin) Lee, 75, of Leavenworth, Kansas, formerly of Ozark, died May 10 at her home in Leavenworth after a long illness. Services for Mrs. Lee were held May 12 at the Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth, with Chaplain John Divine, Veterans Administration Center, officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth. Born at Ozark August 25, 1912, to Hibbert and Naomi Adams Irwin, Mrs. Lee married James M. Lee February 8, 1950. She was a member of the Episcopal Church and the George E. White VFW Auxiliary No. 56. She and Mr. Lee had served as managers of the Leavenworth Shrine Club for several years. She was preceded in death by one son and one grandson. Survivors include her husband, James M. Lee; three sons, William E. Young, Smithville, James R. Young, Oakley, California, and James M. Lee II, Garden City, Kansas; a sister, Eileen M. Bonnell, Leavenworth; a nephew, Gary L. Coffer, Lee's Summit; an aunt, Mrs. Mary D. Rainey, Ozark; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Read 4989 times