Lewis, Dean, d. 2008 - Libby, Marjoria Leona, d. 2006


Lewis, Dean 8 May 1929 - 30 Jul 2008  SN-L 1 Aug 2008

[Note: Son of Walter & Amanda ( ) Lewis; married 7 Nov 1946 Evelyn Miller]

Dean Lewis was born May 8, 1929, to Walter and Amanda Lewis and went to be with Jesus on July 30, 2008. He was married to Evelyn Miller on November 7, 1946. Dean worked for Dickey Clay in Pittsburg, Kan., Gulf Oil and pastored at Opolis Bible Church, Opolis, Kan. After retiring Dean and Evelyn did 32 mission projects, traveling from south Texas to northern Minnesota. He was a member of North Nixa Baptist Church after moving from Opolis in 1992. Survivors include his wife Evelyn, daughter and son-in-law Janie and Danny Hartwell; four grandchildren and their families, Alora, Steve, Shannon and Jonathan Hosfield-Daniel, Debbie, Hallie and Trey Hartwell-Angel, Doug, Andrew, Caleb, Hayley and Maddison Michael-Kyle, Tracy and Trinity Hartwell. He was preceded in death by a great grandson, Nathan Alan Hosfield. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 2, 2008, in North Nixa Baptist Church, memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial at Prospect Cemetery in Ozark. Memorial gifts may be made to the building fund at North Nixa Baptist Church.


Lewis, Dean 6 Mar 1906 - 15 May 1989 NN-E 25 May 1989

[Note: Son of William & Ella (Hensley) Lewis; married Anna Mae]

Dean Lewis, 83, of Rockaway Beach, died May 15 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Services for Mr. Lewis were held May 19 at the Whelchel Funeral Chapel, Branson. Officiating at the service was the Rev. Kenny Robinette. Burial was in Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson. Mr. Lewis was born March 6, 1906 at Walnut Shade, the son of William and Ella Hensley Lewis. He had been a resort operator for the Merriam Company for many years. and had also been a farmer and a cattleman. Mr. Lewis was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Forsythe, and of the General Baptist Church in Branson. He had been a devoted Christian for many years, having been baptized by the late Rev. Bob Grady. Survivors include his beloved wife, Anna Mae; of the home one son, David Lewis, Springfield; one sister; Betty Edwards, Wichita, Kansas; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends: The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society.


Lewis, Elizabeth K. (Starks) 29 May 1899 - 24 Feb 1984 OH 1 Mar 1984 p8

[Note: married Clyde E. “Jack” Lewis 16 Feb 1896 - 20 Apr 1971]

Services for Elizabeth K. Lewis, 84, Route 1, Rogersville were held Monday in Marsh Chapel with the Rev. Winston Burton officiating. Burial was in Sparta Cemetery. Mrs. Lewis died Friday in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after and illness of four months. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Jack W. “Bill” of the home and George “Tom”, Tehchapi, Calif.; and a brother, John Starks, Los Angeles, Calif.



Lewis, Emmett 6 Feb 1895 - 15 Feb 1981 OH 19 Feb 1981 p9

Services for Emmett Lewis, 86, Mount Vernon, father of Mrs. Marguerite Chilton of Billings, were held Tuesday in Mount Vernon, Mr. Lewis died last Sunday in Northside Nursing Home, Springfield, after a long illness.


Lewis, Eva Marie (Curbow) 19 Mar 1914 - 17 Jun 1979  OH 21 Jun 1979 p2

[Note: Daughter of James Nathaniel 7 nettie Ann (Sellars) Curbow; married Henry Lewis]

Services for Mrs. Eva Marie Lewis, 65, Springfield, were held Tuesday in the Herman Lohmeyer Chapel. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Henry and two brothers, Raymond and Leslie Curbow, both of Nixa. She died Sunday in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness.


Lewis, Faye Ola (Melton) 26 Dec 1910 - 16 Jan 1991  NN-E 31 Jan 1991

[Note: Daughter of Joseph E. & Mary Jauncie “Jane” (Bilyeu)  Melton; married Fred Lewis 27 Oct 1907 - 23 May 1959]

Faye Lewis, 80, Spokane, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 16, 1991, in her home. Born Dec. 26, 1910, she was the daughter of Joseph and Jane Melton. She was a lifelong resident of Spokane and a member of the First Baptist Church of Spokane. Survivors include a son, Joe Lewis, and his wife, Jean Ann, Spokane; a daughter, Geraldine "Jeri" Layton, and her husband, John, Walnut Shade; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred. Services were Saturday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery.


Lewis, Fred 27 Oct 1907 - 23 May 1959 CCR 28 May 1959 p4

[Note: Son of Charles L. & Maude (Melton) Lewis; married Ola Faye Melton 26 Dec 1910 - 16 Jan 1991]

Funeral services for Fred Lewis, 51 of Spokane who died at 9 o’clock, Saturday night at his home there, were held Wednesday afternoon in the Spokane church, conducted by Rev. James Ellingsworth under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. A lifelong resident of the Spokane community. Mr. Lewis had served 25 as bus driver for the Spokane school district. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ola Fay Lewis of the home near Spokane, a don, Joe Allen Lewis of the home; a daughter, Mrs. John Layton of Spokane, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lewis of Spokane; a brother, Clarence Lewis of Spokane; four sisters, Mrs. Williford Tate of Chestnut Ridge, Mrs. Orville Holt and Mrs. Leon Stewart of Spokane and Mrs. Roscoe Weatherman of Anaheim, Calif.; and two grandchildren.


Lewis, George Riley 8 Oct 1889 - 11 May 1941 CCR 15 May 1941 p1

[Note: Son of Charley & Nancy (Tucker) Lewis; married 4 Feb 1912 Maude May McGinnis 26 Jan 1890 - 26 Jul 1964]

George Riley Lewis was born Oct. 8. 1888 and departed this life May 11, 1941 at the age of 51 years, seven months and three days. He was united in marriage to Maudie May McGinnis Feb. 4, 1912. To this union were born five children, three girls and two boys: Mrs. Bud Workman of Rogersville, MO, Mrs. Olen Tennis of Ozark, MO, Mrs. Allen Fielden of Hopedale, MO, William and Clell Lewis of the home, eight grandchildren; his aged father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lewis of Sparta, MO, and five brothers and five sisters: Mr. Sammie Lewis of Washington, DC, Weslie Lewis of Walden, Kansas, Jake Lewis of Tahlequah, OK, Dan Lewis of Sparta, Goldie Whitlock of Ozark, Gracie Winslow of Sparta, Stella Vaughn of Bruner, Iva Mooney of Waynesville, Murtel Newberry of Sparta, an infant brother who preceded him in death, and a host of neighbors and friends who mourn his departure. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 12, at 2 o’clock from the Prospect church by Rev. Floyd Hanks. Burial in the Prospect Cemetery was arranged by Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.


Lewis, George William “Bill” 21 Sep 1925 - 26 Aug 1986  OH 4 Sep 1986 p4

[Note: Son of George Riley & Maude May (McGinnis) Lewis; tombstone; SSDI and Sept 11 obit all give name as Lewis, but 4 Sep 1986 obit calls him Watson; married Ruth M. Jackson 3 Oct 1925 - 17 May 1986 who had earlier married a Mr. Watson]

Services for George William “Bill” Watson, 60, Springfield, were held August 29 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating, Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Watson died August 26 at his residence of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was a decorated World War II veteran and a former Christian County resident. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two daughters, Colleen Higdon, Springfield, and Marsha Smith, also of Springfield; one son, Jack Watson, Nixa; three sisters, Pearl Workman, Ozark, Bessie Fielden, Ozark, and Mae Tennis, Springfield; and five grandchildren.


Lewis, George William “Bill” 21 Sep 1925 - 26 Aug 1986  OH 11 Sep 1986 p7

Services for George William “Bill” Lewis, 60, Springfield, were held August 29 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Lewis died August 26 at his residence of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was a decorated World War II veteran and a former Christian County resident. He was of the Baptist faith.


Lewis, Gertrude (Grayston) Trogdon Feb1886 - 4 Jul 1937 CCR 8 Jul 1937 p1

[Note: Daughter of William Edward & Mary M. “Mollie” (Witty) Grayston; granddaughter of Rev. David Eade & Sarah G. (Wrightsman) Grayston; married 15 Sep 1903 Alphens F. Trogdon 1880 - Jan 1939; married aft 1920 Wallace G. Lewis [may be Nov 1879 - Jan 1963]; DC spells her maiden name Graceton and mother‘s name Witte]

The Sunday issue of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch carried the following account of the death of a former Ozark girl: “Mrs. Wallace G. Lewis, 46, who was released two weeks ago from a hospital, where she received treatment for nervousness, plunged to her death from an eleventh floor window at the Hawthorne Apartments, 4475 West Pine Boulevard, early yesterday morning after persuading her nurse to leave her in the room alone. Her husband, St. Louis representative of a paper manufacturing company, found his wife’s body on the roof of a garage nine floors below the apartment at 7 o’clock. He had been sleeping on the twelfth floor. Mrs. Edna Amelung, a nurse who was employed to care for Mrs. Lewis after her return from a hospital two weeks ago, said Mrs. Lewis asked her to leave the room where the two were sleeping at 3 o’clock yesterday morning. Mrs. Lewis begged her to leave, the nurse said, after she first declined. Mrs. Lewis then entered the bathroom and partially dressed. Three hours later her body, clad in her husband’s bathrobe, was found on the garage roof below the bathroom with the screen of the bathroom window unfastened. Besides the husband, she is survived by a son from a former marriage, Ralph G. Trogdon, Kansas City, and her mother, Mrs. Mary M. Grayston, Springfield, Mo. Mrs. Lewis was known in Ozark as a Grayston and was born in the property now occupied by Mrs. Roxie Green. She was the daughter of a Baptist preacher who was well known in this part of Missouri. She visited in Ozark after moving away and was a guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rogers. The older folk of Ozark will probably remember her quite well.

Lewis, Harold Wayne 22 Oct 1920 - 23 Jul 1983 OH 4 Aug 1983 p5

Graveside services for Harold Wayne Lewis, 62, Nixa, were held July 28 in Springfield National Cemetery. Burial was under direction of Adams of Ozark. Mr. Lewis died July 23 in the home of a friend after a short illness. Mr. Lewis, a longtime Christian County resident, was a retired television repairman. He was a graduate of the U. S. Army Air Force Technical School in photography and a World War II veteran. Survivors include a brother, Orin, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. George Bowman, Montbello, Calif.; and nieces, nephews and cousins.


Lewis, Helen (Thomas) 9 Apr 1915 - 21 Oct 1996  CCH-N 23 Oct 1996

[Note: Daughter of Marvin & Cora (  ) Thomas; married 3 Jul 1957 Felix Earl Lewis 7 Nov 1913 - 12 Mar 1985]

Helen Thomas Lewis, 81, Ozark, died Monday, October 21, 1996, in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born April 9, 1915, in Cerulean, Kentucky, and was the daughter of Marvin and Cora Thomas. On July 3, 1957 she was united in marriage to Felix Earl Lewis in Corinth, Mississippi. He preceded her in death on March 12, 1985. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Lillian Burton, and three brothers, Edwin, Amos and Wallace Thomas. Survivors include: a sister, Edna Holman, Cerulean, Kentucky; and two nieces, Barbara Weiss, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Karen Cole, Ozark. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. in Cerulean Cemetery, Cerulean, Kentucky with Pastor Joseph Newton officiating. Visitation was Tuesday in Cadiz Baptist Church, Cadiz, Kentucky. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.


Lewis, Jack William "Bill" 3 Jan 1924 - 5 Mar 2008 CCH-N 12 Mar 2008

[Note: Son of Clyde E. “Jack“ & Elizabeth K. (Starks) Lewis]

Jack "Bill" William Lewis, 84 of Rogersville, passed away March 5, 2008 at the Veterans Home in Mount Vernon. Bill was born on Jan. 3, 1924, in Kansas City to Clyde and Elizabeth (Starks) Lewis. Bill attended Rogersville High School and the First Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and was disabled. He returned to live on the family farm. Surviving are, his brother, Thomas Lewis of Pacheco, Calif.; several cousins; and friend Shirley Ellison of Rogersville. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. March 9, 2008, at the Sparta Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation was held March 8 at the Preston-Marsh funeral Home, Rogersville. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2008


Lewis, Katie 17 Oct 1894 - 6 Jan 1981 OH 15 Jan 1981 p10

[Note: birthdate on SSDI disagrees with age in obit]

Services for Mrs. Katie Lewis, 87, Springfield, mother of  Mrs. Betty Page of Ozark, were held Jan. 9 in Springfield. Burial was in Marionville IOOF Cemetery. Mrs. Lewis died Jan. 6 in a Springfield nursing home.


Lewis, Leland E. 23 Sep 1906 - 21 Dec 2004 SN-L 22 Dec 2004

Leland E. Lewis, age 98, of Nixa, died Tuesday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until service time on Thursday. Burial will be in Philibert Cemetery, Kimberling City.


Lewis, Leroy “Lee” 1870 - 19 Jul 1926 CCR 23 Jul 1926 p1

[Note: died of broken leg following a fall down the stairs; not found on the 1910 or 1920 Christian County censuses; no family info on MO DC except married; buried State Hospital cemetery]

County Clerk, L. N. Farmer, received a letter this week announcing the death of Leroy (Lee) Lewis at Hospital No. 3, at Nevada, Mo. On last Monday the 19th. Lewis had been an inmate of the asylum since November 10, 1922.


Lewis, Loran Max 13 Feb 1928 - 17 Oct 2003 CCH-N 22 Oct 2003

[Note: Son of Matt & Ora Lee (  ) Lewis; married 4 Jun 1948 Irene]

Loran Max Lewis passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2003 at his home with his loving wife by his side after a lengthy illness.  He was born in Lillbourn to Matt and Ora Lee Lewis on Feb. 13, 1928. Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother and two sisters.  He left Missouri in 1945 and drove west on route 66 to Los Angeles, Calif., where he graduated from Life Bible College in 1949. He pastored several churches and was the minister of music in others. He was married to Irene Lewis on June 4, 1948 and had three children.  He was preceded in death by his youngest son Paul A. Lewis and survived by his son Stephen Lewis, Oklahoma, daughter Gail Lewis, Republic, and 10 grandchildren Lori, Cody, Heather, Isaac, Michelle, Paul, Kira, Savannah, Carrie and Lydia, and one great grandchild, Joseph Loran.  Loran survived his life totally for others and for serving his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was always there to lend a helping hand. His journey is over here on earth. He carries no more sorrows and is free of pain because he stands whole in the presence of God.  Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 19 in Meadors Funeral Homes, Republic, with Rev. Darvin Toman officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2003


Lewis, Luther Eugene 1 Jul 1920 - 14 Sep 2007 CCH-N 26 Sep 2007

[Note: Son of Luther & Willie (Golden) Lewis; married 28 Dec 1941 Helen Elizabeth Reil]

Luther Eugene Lewis, 87, of Ozark, passed away Sept. 14, in Ozark Riverview Manor surrounded by his family. He was born July 1, 1920, in Pleasant Hill, La., the son of Luther and Willie (Golden) Lewis. On December 28, 1941, Luther was united in marriage to his sweetheart, Helen Elizabeth Reil, after a four year courtship. Luther proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and United States Air Force during WWII and the Korean War. After serving 20 years, Luther retired as a Navy pilot attaining the rank of Captain. He also served as a flight instructor and Civil Service Personnel Officer receiving numerous commendations, including the Naval Reserve medal and the National Defense medal. During his retirement Luther enjoyed fishing, boating, golfing, traveling in the motor home, woodworking, and family activities. Luther's greatest joy was being a devoted husband and loving dad. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son John E. Lewis, two brothers and a sister. Luther is lovingly survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen; a daughter Linda Harley and husband Jerry of Ozark; two grandchildren Sandra D. Buddemeyer and Jeffery S. Mullins; three great-grandchildren, Clayton, Connor and Carson Buddemeyer; a niece; two nephews; other relatives and several friends. Celebration of Life Memorial services were at 1p.m. Sept. 21, in Missouri Veterans Cemetery under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Full military honors provided by Bravo Team and Navy Chaplain CPT Laird Thompson officiating. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2007


Lewis, Lydia Rose (Newberry) 20 Dec 1903 - 29 Oct 1977 SN-L 1 Nov 1977

[Note: Daughter of William S. & Cora “Carrie” (Tigue) Newberry; married Dan Lewis]

Graveside services for Mrs. Lydia (Newberry) Lewis, 73, Independence, formerly of Christian County, will be at 2:30 pm Tuesday in Highlandville Cemetery in Christian County.  An Independence funeral home is handling arrangements.  Mrs. Lewis died at 4:30 pm Saturday in Independence Medical Center after a long illness. Survivors include her husband, Dan, of Cross Timbers, a daughter Mrs. Juanita Owlsey, of the state of Nevada, four sisters, Mrs., Sylvia Crawford, Independence, with whom she made her home. Mrs. Golda Loveland, Cassville, Mrs. Esther Jones, of the state of California, and Mrs., Alta Waterman, Sugar Creek; two brothers, Fred Newberry, of Wheatland, and Omer Newberry, of Independence; and several grandchildren. {November 1, 1977 Springfield News-Leader} Contributed by Clara Jaramillo.


Lewis, Marie Ada (Killingsworth) 2 Nov 1941 - 10 Jan 1919 SN-L 6 Aug 2004

[Note: Daughter of Wayne & Ada (Farthing) Killingsworth; married 2 Nov 1941 Elmer Lewis]

Marie Ada Killingsworth Lewis has gone peacefully to her heavenly home on August 5, 2003. She was born January 10, 1919 in Springfield, Missouri. She grew up in Ash Grove, Missouri. She was united in marriage to Elmer Lewis on November 2, 1941. To this union God blessed them with three children, Donna, Duane, and Debra Sue. Anyone who shared in her life will remember her sweet smile, gentle spirit, positive attitude, and the twinkle in her eyes. Marie truly endured life's trials with a peace that could only come from knowing Jesus. She instilled in her children a strong faith in God and wanted nothing more than knowing that all her family and friends will be together again in Heaven. She was a longtime member of University Heights Baptist Church where she was Preschool Sunday School Superintendent for many years and a member of the Harding Circle. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Ada Farthing Killingsworth; sisters, Daisy Cassity and Louise Littleton; daughter, Debra Sue; and grandson, Benjamin Lewis. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her husband of 61 years, Elmer; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Wayne Francisco, Minneapolis, MN; a son, Duane Lewis, Ozark; grandchildren, Cynthia (Jay) Perske, Christopher Lowry, Corbin (Ann) Martin, Chad Martin, all of Minneapois, MN; and five great-grandchildren, Nickolas, Natassia, Josiah, Elijah, and Zackary Perske. Visitation will be today, August 6, 2003 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. We will celebrate her life and homecoming with funeral services at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, August 9, 2003 in University Heights Baptist Church with Drs. Jim Hagan And Don Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Hazelwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 4995, Springfield, MO


Lewis, Maude (Melton) 14 Aug 1889 - 12 Aug 1961     CCR 17 Aug 1961 p4

[Note: Daughter of Isaac S. & Lucy (Tatum) Melton; married Charles L. Lewis 7 Jul 1888 - 8 Sep 1968]

Mrs. Maude Lewis, 71, died early Saturday morning at her home in Spokane. Survivors are her husband, Charley; a son, Clarence of Spokane; four daughters, Mrs. Bessie Tate of Chestnut Ridge, Mrs. Ellen Weatherman of Anaheim, Calif, Mrs. Walcie Stewart of Spokane and Mrs. Flossie Holt of Reeds Spring; a brother Calvin Milton [sic - actual name is Melton] of Nixa; two half- sisters; 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Arrangements are under direction of Harris of Nixa.


Lewis, Maude May (McGinnis) 26 Jan 1890 - 26 Jul 1964 CCR 30 Jul 1964 p1

[Note: Daughter of  George Washington & Maggie Mae (Allen) McGinnis; married George Riley Lewis 8 Oct 1889 - 11 May 1941]

Mrs. Maude Lewis, 74, died at 9:50 a.m. Sunday at her home in Ozark. A resident of Ozark most of her life, she was a member of Prospect Baptist Church. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Workman, and Mrs. Bessie Fielden, both of Ozark, Mrs. Mae Tennis, 1744 West Walnut; two sons, Bill  Lewis, 634 South New and Clell of Gastonia, North Carolina; 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Harris Chapel at Ozark. The Rev. Harold officiated (SIC) and burial was in Prospect Cemetery.


Lewis,  Nancy Jane (Tucker) 22 Dec 1861 - 9 Apr 1949 SN-L 11 Apr 1949

[Note: Daughter of James & Matilda (Miller) Tucker; married Charles Lewis]

Two hundred and fifty-seven descendants survive Mrs. Nancy Jane Lewis, 89, who died Saturday at her home in Sparta. Mrs. Lewis, the widow of Charles Lewis, a farmer who died several years ago, is survived by five sons, four daughters, 84 grandchildren and 164 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock this afternoon in Prospect church south of Ozark, with burial to be in the cemetery there under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.  Her sons are Wesley of Valley Springs, Cal. Jake of Waggner, Okla., Dan of Calif. Sammy of Seattle, Wash, and Riley of Ozark and the daughters are Mrs., Stella Vaughn, Mrs. Matilda Whitlock and Mrs. Ivy Mooney of Sparta, and  Mrs. Myrtle Newberry of Kansas City, Kan. {Monday, April 11, 1949 Springfield News-Leader}. Contributed by Clara Jaramillo.


Lewis, Newman Hall 1877 - 28 Sep 1951  CCR 18 Oct 1951

[Note: married Olive]

Newman Hall Lewis, 74, was born in Stacey county Iowa and died at his home near Chestnut Ridge Friday September 28. He was a member of the Quaker church, which faith he claimed through life. One son and one daughter preceded him in death. Survivors are his wife, Olive; one daughter, Mrs. Lucille McCain, of Bell Gardens, Ca.; two sons, Orin Lewis, Long Beach, CA and Harold Lewis of North Little Rock, AR; two grandchildren; three brothers, James Lewis, Rocky Ford, CO, Ellis Lewis of Denver, CO, and Will A Lewis of Altadena, CA. The body was in care of the Chaffin Funeral Home until Oct. 4, when it was taken by train to Lamar, CO for burial. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde McCain and daughter came from Colorado to assist in the arrangements.


Lewis, Olive Thatcher 16 Jun 1883 - 13 May 1977 OH 19 May 1977 p4

[Note: no stone in Ozark Cemetery]

OZARK - Graveside services for Mrs. Olive Thatcher Lewis, 93, Ozark, were at 3 p.m. Friday in Ozark Cemetery under direction of Adams of Ozark. Mrs. Lewis Died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Christian County Nursing Home after a long illness. Survivors include two sons, Harold of Ozark and Orin of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Bowman, Montebello, Calif. and two grandchildren.


Lewis, Patricia Geneva “Pat” (Osborne) 10 Jun 1935 - 16 Mar 2005 gwobit

[Note: Daughter of Paul E. & Jenny L. (Andrys) Osborne; married Dave Lewis]

Patricia "Pat" Geneva Lewis, of Ozark, Missouri, passed away with God and her family at her side on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 after suffering and valiantly fighting esonophilla leukemia for the past six years.  She remained gracious and positive and never lost her ability to enjoy her family and friends and find good cheer at every opportunity.  Her hope and salvation was in Christ. On June 10, 1935, Pat was born in Bemidji, Minnesota, to Paul E. and Jenny L. (Andrys) Osborne, shortly after her birth her parents moved her family to National City, California.  In 1951, she met and married the love of her life Dave Lewis and to this union three children were born. Typical of Pat's love of people and service with the public in numerous retail fields including JCPenney's, Montgomery Wards, El Toro Marine Base, and employees of Disneyland she blended her daily connections and expanded her career. In 1968, she and Dave moved to Ava, Missouri.  She began working for the Ava Drug Company and always referred to her position as the best job she ever held. Later, she and Dave decided to open a small grocery store on their farm near Sweden, Mo. In 1978, she and Dave moved to Ozark, Missouri and established a real estate title and closing company.  Pat attended  Calvary  Baptist Church of Ozark and was  involved in church activities. She touched many lives in a positive way and will be remembered for the way she invested her life in others.  Pat was preceded in death by her father, Paul Osborne and her infant son, David. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Dave Lewis; her son Paul Lewis of Ozark; her daughter Teresa Bruns and husband Randy of Nixa; her mother Jenny L. Osborne of Ozark; her sister Jeanette Pidgeon of Prescott, Arizona; other relatives, several caring friends, and good neighbors. The family expresses thanks and gratitude to Community Hospice of America and to those who kept in touch during her long illness. Funeral services were held at 4:00 P.M., Saturday, March 19, 2005, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Dale Brown officiating.


Lewis, Patricia Geneva “Pat” (Osborne) 10 Jun 1935 - Mar 2005   SN-L 18 Mar 2005

Funeral services for Patricia "Pat" Geneva Lewis, 69, Ozark, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2005, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Visitation will be 3 p.m. until service time on Saturday.


Lewis, Paul E. 23 May 1960 - 12 Jan 2007 SN-L 14 Jan 2007

[Note: Son of David & Patricia Geneva “Pat” (Osborne) Lewis]

Paul E. Lewis, 45, of Ozark, passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2007. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial with full military honors will follow at a later date in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time in the funeral home.


Lewis, Paul E. 23 May 1960 - 12 Jan 2007 CCH-N 24 Jan 2007

Paul E. Lewis, 46, Ozark, met his savior on Jan. 12, 2007, in Ozark. Paul was born May 23, 1960, to Dave and Pat Lewis in Prescott, Ariz. He lived in California until age 6, when the family moved to Ava. In 1980, after serving in the Air Force in security, he moved to Ozark to be near his parents. He was a spirited truck driver for the past 26 years. He was loved not only by those who he called family but by those "over the road" angels he called brothers.  Paul was preceded in death by his mother, Pat Lewis, in 2005, and a brother, David, in 1955. He is lovingly survived by his father Dave and his wife Janice of Ozark; sister Teresa Bruns and husband Randy of Nixa; grandma Jenny Osborne of Ozark; and aunt Jeanette Pigeon of Prescott, Ariz. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Chaplin Steve Martin officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors at a later date in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.


Lewis, Paul E. 23 May 1960 - 12 Jan 2007 CCH-N 24 Jan 2007

Prosecutor: Fatal shooting by deputies was justified

Ryan Slight  News-Leader  26 Jan 2007

Christian County deputies were justified in fatally shooting an Ozark man on Jan. 12, Prosecuting Attorney Ron Cleek said Thursday. Paul E. Lewis, 46, was pronounced dead outside a residence at 157 Ruth St. He had reportedly raised a handgun in a threatening manner at officers. After reviewing information gathered by the Missouri Highway Patrol, Cleek will not file charges against three deputies who fired a total of nine shots. Capt. Jeremy Whitehill of the Christian County Sheriff's Department said the agency was pleased with Cleek's decision. Two of the deputies have returned to work. The department Thursday was waiting for a medical evaluation to be completed for the third, which Whitehill said is standard procedure. "We had no doubt that was what the outcome would be. Our officers are trained to do what needs to be done in an unfortunate situation," Whitehill said. The patrol interviewed officers who were at the shooting, collected physical evidence and spoke with neighbors. Deputies responded to a residence southwest of Ozark around 5 p.m. Jan. 12. A woman reportedly told authorities that Lewis appeared to be intoxicated, had a gun and was threatening to kill someone. According to a report by Cleek, six deputies arrived. A deputy knocked on the door and announced the sheriff's department was there. He retreated behind a vehicle after hearing two gunshots inside the house. Lewis then walked out with a handgun in his left hand. A witness interviewed by the patrol recalled hearing an officer telling Lewis to put the gun down. He allegedly responded, "No, just shoot me." The witness reported hearing other officers tell Lewis to drop the weapon, but he did not comply. The witness recalled seeing Lewis raise the handgun, and then some officers fired. "Bottom line, the officers gave every opportunity for the deceased to put down his weapon and avoid this tragedy. It is my opinion that the officers had no other choice than to fire their weapons," Cleek wrote in his report. "Either the officers or neighbors of the deceased could have been injured or killed had the officers not taken the actions that they did," the report said. In an unrelated incident, Christian County deputies shot and killed Mike Digiuseppe, 53, of Springfield after he reportedly refused to drop a gun he held. Cleek decided Jan. 2 that the shooting was justified.


Lewis, Paul E. 23 May 1960 - 12 Jan 2007 CCH-N 31 Jan 2007

Christian County Prosecutor Ron Cleek, Jan. 25, deemed the Jan. 12 fatal shooting of Paul E. Lewis on Ruth Street in Ozark by county deputies justified. Cleek said in a news release that no charges will be brought against any of the deputies that were at the location at the time of the shooting. He said the investigation was ongoing and won't be finalized until all forensic tests and autopsy reports are finalized, but the deputies involved should be allowed to return to active duty. According to information from Cleek's office, officers responded to a 911 call at about 5 p.m. Jan. 12 from Lewis' sister. She said that her brother was threatening suicide and harm to other family members. When officers arrived at the scene one went to the front door, knocked and then heard two shots fired from inside the home. The officer took cover when Lewis walked out the front door in view of all of the six officers responding. The officers commanded Lewis to drop the weapon he displayed. An "independent" witness to the shooting recounted that Lewis refused to obey the officers' orders and said, "No just shoot me." When Lewis raised the weapon, three officers fired nine shots with three shots hitting Lewis in the chest and one in his arm.


Lewis, Paul E. 23 May 1960 - 12 Jan 2007 SN-L 14 Feb 2007 & CCH-N 14 Feb 2007

[Note: Son of David & Pat Lewis]

Paul E. Lewis, 46, Ozark, was born May 23, 1960, and met his Lord and Savior on January 12, 2007. Although Paul's life on earth was short, he touched many lives. After serving in the United States Air Force in 1980, he was employed as an over the road truck driver. Paul is joined in Heaven by his mother, Pat Lewis, who passed away in 2005, a brother, David, who passed away in 1955, and other loved ones awaiting his arrival. Paul leaves behind his father, Dave and wife, Janice, of Ozark; his sister, Teresa Bruns and husband, Randy, of Nixa, who loved him dearly; and his grandmother, Jenny Osborne, of Ozark, who nicknamed him "Little Paul", and who loved him unconditionally and will miss him immensely. He so loved all his surviving aunts, uncles, cousins and his traveling four-legged companion, Sheba. His friends, family and over the road "brother and sisters" will gravely miss his silly chuckle, the love he bestowed and all the times he gave of himself. Words cannot describe the heart Paul had for others. Graveside inurnment will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2007, with full military honors at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, under the direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Additional funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, January 15, 2007, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.


Lewis, Paul E. 23 May 1960 - 12 Jan 2007 CCH-N 17 Jan 2007

Deputies Shoot and kill Ozark man

Three Placed on leave pending investigation

Amelia Wigton Headliner News

            For the second time in less than three weeks, Christian County Sheriff deputies drew their weapons and fatally wounded a suspect after responding to a 911 call.

            Paul Lewis, 46, Ozark, was pronounced dead on the scene Jan. 12 at 157 Ruth St., just outside of Ozark.

            Jeremy Whitehill, Christian County Sheriff public information officer, said three Christian County deputies were placed on administrative leave following the shooting, The deputies names are not being released.

            “The exact number of deputies who fired the shots and the number of shots will hopefully be determined through the course of the investigation,” Whitehill said.

            Christian County Sheriff Mike Robertson has requested the Missouri State Highway Patrol assist with the investigation.

            Whitehill said the 911 call came in at 4:51 p.m. Jan. 12 from an adult female who said that a male person at the residence may be intoxicated, had made threats to kill someone, and had a gun.

            [part of story from page 1B missing]

gunshots coming from within the house. He retreated and in the process of doing so heard a third shot.

            Whitehill said the suspect, later identified as Lewis, then came out of the house and made contact with a deputy in the yard. As the deputy and Lewis exchanged words, contact was made with the other two deputies in the driveway.

            “The deputies told him to show his hands,” Whitehill said, “From behind his back, he pulled a gun.”

            When Lewis threatened the deputies with the pistol, he was shot by one or more of the deputies.

            Whitehill said none of the eight deputies on the scene were injured. Three have been placed on administrative leave.

            “”No additional details of the shooting can be released at this time until the investigation is completed, a report is completed and a decision is made by the prosecutor as whether or not the shooting was justified,” Whitehill said in a press release.

            This is the second time in the last month Christian County deputies have shot and killed a subject. Mike Digiuseppe, 53, Springfield, was shot and killed in a Nixa mobile home park Dec. 26 by Christian County Deputy Peter Schisler. On Jan. 2, Cleek deemed the shooting as justified and the three deputies involved have been allowed to return to active duty.

            Whitehill said none of the deputies involved in the Jan. 12 shooting were involved in the Dec. 26 shooting. 


Lewis, Paul Emerson, Jr. 24 Feb 1929 - 31 Oct 1985 OH 7 Nov 1985 p5


[Note: Son of Paul Emerson & Effie ( ) Lewis; married Bonnie]


Services for Paul Emerson Lewis, Jr., 57, Ottawa, Kan., were held Nov. 2 in Maple Hill Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert W. Winegar officiating. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery. Mr. Lewis died Oct 31 in Veterans Administration Hospital, Leavenworth, Kan., after a long illness. A native of Highlandville, he lived most of his life in Kansas City. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps and a former superintendent for Safeway Bakery. He retired in 1984. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie; his mother, Effie Lewis, Springfield; five sons, Mike Johnson, Roeland Park,. Kan.,. Pat Johnson, Independence, Paul E. Lewis, Jr., Edgerton, Kan., James Lewis and Jerry Allen Lewis, both of Ottawa, Kan.; a daughter, Terry Lynn New, Ottawa, Kan.; a brother, Jack Lewis, Hermitage; a sister, Debbie Jean Hoage, Springfield; and eight grandchildren.


Lewis, Permelia Ann 16 Aug 1926 - 4 Feb 1997 CCH-N 5 Feb 1997

[Note: Daughter of Ivan Charles & Dora Bell (Sanderson) Lewis]

Permelia Ann Lewis, 70, Ozark, died Tuesday, February 4, 1997, in the home she shared with her sister. She was born August 16, 1926, in Denton, Montana, and was the daughter of Ivan Charles and Dora Bell (Sanderson) Lewis. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William I. Lewis. She was employed by the United States Prison System as a correctional officer before retirement. Survivors include: two sisters, Ruthie Golladay, Ozark, and Rosie B. Lewis, Great Falls, Montana; a brother, Henry I. Lewis, Seattle, Washington; nieces and nephews. Cremation was under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. No local services are planned. Interment will be in Hillcrest Lawn Memorial, Great Falls, Montana.


Lewis, Rickie Earl 24 Feb 1966 - 2 Oct 2004 SN-L 5 Oct 2004

Mr. Rickie Earl Lewis, age 38, of Cape Fair, Mo., died at 8:21 a.m. Saturday, October 2, 2004, in his home. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, October 6, 2004, at 10 a.m. in Eisenhour Cemetery, Reeds Spring, Mo. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. this evening, October 5, in the Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane, Mo.


Lewis, Rollins L. 18 Jan 1932 - 18 Mar 2008 SN-L 23 Mar 2008

[Note: Son of John D. & Aretha (  ) Lewis]

Rollins L. Lewis, 76, a resident of North Park Village Assisted Living in Ozark, Mo., passed away March 18, 2008. He was born January 18, 1932, in Springfield, Mo., son of the late John D. and Aretha Lewis. Rollins attended Central High School and later served four years in the United States Navy, receiving an honorable discharge. He was self employed and owned Lewis Sign Co. Rollins was preceded in death by his parents and by three brothers, Johnny, Wayne and Robert. He is survived by five children, Todd Lewis and wife, Cymbre, of Chandler, Ariz., Teresa and husband, Mike Lawson of Ozark, Mo., Jacqueline Lewis and Rollins Lewis Jr., both of Springfield, Mo., and Andrew Lewis of the state of Oregon; five grandchildren, Vanessa, Angel, Alan, Isaac and John; brother Norman Lewis and wife, Betty; nieces, Carolyn Brown of Springfield, Mo., and Pamela Burke of Plano, Texas; and nephew David Lewis of Houma, La. Graveside services for Rollins L. Lewis will be held Monday, March 24, 2008, at 1 p.m. in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, 5201 S. Southwood Rd., Springfield, Mo.


Lewis, Rosa Mar 1853 - 14 Oct 1931 CCR 22 Oct 1931 p8

[Note: married 1871 James Cannady Lewis 5 Dec 1845 - 9 Jul 1927; mother of Dolly (Lewis) Wade 1883 - 19 Feb 1920 who died with her husband Will, four sons and her mother-in-law in one week during the flu epidemic; also mother of Bertha (Lewis) Hammond 4 Nov 1875 - 15 Dec 1970  and sons Albert Lewis and Ralph Lewis]

Mrs. Rosa Lewis died at her home southeast of Highlandville Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1931, aged 78 years. Death came after several months of illness. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m., with burial in the Carter cemetery under direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark.


Lewis, Roy E. “Butch” 19 Apr 1943 - 5 Jul 1970   CCR 9 Jul 1970 p3

[Note: Son of ? & Mary (  ) Lewis; married Carol]

Funeral services for Roy E. Lewis, 27, of Route 1, Galena, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Harris Chapel at Ozark with the Rev. Tommy Bilyeu officiating. Burial followed in Spokane Cemetery. Mr. Lewis died at 7:10 p.m. Sunday in Skaggs Hospital, Branson, following a short illness. He was a life-long resident of Spokane and Galena and was an employee of Shepherd of the Hills Farm. Survivors include his wife, Carol; a son, Clifford Lewis of the home; two step-sons, Alan and Richard, of the home; three step-daughters, Mrs. Paul J. Camp, of the home; three step-daughters, Sandra, Donna and Beth, of the home; a half-brother, Sammy Lee of Ponce de Leon; two sisters, Mrs. Beverly Weatherman of Galena and Mrs. Janice Cook of Garfield, Ark.; and his mother, Mrs. Mary Lee of Ponce de Leon.


Lewis, Ruth M. (Jackson) Watson 3 Oct 1925 - 17 May 1986 OH 22 May 1986 p4

[Note: Daughter of Fred & Florence Vesta (Viles) Jackson; married ? Watson; married George William “Bill” Lewis 21 Sep 1925 - 26 Aug 1986]

Services for Ruth Lewis, 60, Springfield, were held May 20 in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. Mrs. Lewis died May 17 in Cox Medical Center North of natural causes. She was a homemaker and a longtime Springfield resident and a native of Christian County. Survivors include her husband, Bill; two daughters, Colleen Higdon and Marsha Smith, both of Springfield; one son, Jack Watson, Nixa; her mother, Florence Jackson, Springfield; two sisters, Beulah McCoy, Ozark and Helen Angus, Willard; three brothers, Bill Jackson, Everton, Charles Jackson, Springfield, and John Jackson, Everton; and five grandchildren.


Lewis, Vinos 1 May 1896 - 25 Jun 1979 OH 5 Jul 1979 p3

[Note: married Mollie]

Graveside services for Vinos Lewis, 83, Ozark, were held last Thursday in the Hillside Cemetery, Sedgewick, Kan.; with Dr. Ivan Mattern officiating. Local arrangements were under the direction of Harris. Mr. Lewis died at 11 p.m. Monday in his home after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Mollie; a son, George, Lawrence, Kan.; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Paugh, Cheney, Kan, and Mrs. Sharon Shue, Berryville, Ark,; a sister, Mrs. Cuba Schwear, Ordley, Colo.; a grandson who was reared in the home, Rod Terrell, Ozark; a half-brother, Albert Pierson, Ordley, Colo.; 10 other grandchildren and six great grandchildren


Lewis, Willie Gene 14 Aug 1924 - 27 Feb 1977 OH 3 Mar 1977 p2

CLEVER - Services for Gene Lewis, 52, Clever were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Aurora First Baptist Church with the Revs. Howard Boys and James Heisner officiating. Burial was in Aurora Maple Park Cemetery. The body will be in Fellowship Hall of Clever Baptist Church from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today. The family will be at Crafton-Cantrell Chapel, Aurora from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Mr. Lewis died at 9:18 a.m. Sunday in St. John’s Hospital , Springfield, after a short illness.


Lewis, Wilson Koehn “W. K.” 9 Dec 1925 - 19 Nov 2010 SN-L 23 Nov 2010

[Note: Son of Thomas C. & Vida (Koehn) Lewis; married 17 Jan 1953 Sue Matlock 16 Jan 1929 - 26 Jul 2005]

Wilson Koehn "WK" Lewis, 84, Kimberling City, Missouri was born December 9, 1925, in Battle Creek, Michigan to Thomas C. and Vida Koehn Lewis, and departed this life November 19, 2010, in Christian Health Care, Nixa, Missouri. WK had been a resident of the area for the past 32 years coming from Illinois. He was a retired accountant and had owned Kimberling Arms Resort for over 27 years. He was very active in his community serving on the Board of Trustees of Skaggs Hospital, Kimberling City Chamber of Commerce, Job Counsel of the Ozarks and the Table Rock Water Quality Board. He was also a past treasurer for Kimberling City. On January 17, 1953 He married Sue Matlock and she precedes him in death. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Clinta Webb. Survivors include a son, Tom Lewis and wife Ayako, of Reeds Spring, Missouri; two daughters, Vicki Walden and husband Lane and Amy Lewis, all of Billings, Missouri; two sisters, Rose Anna Tibbets, of Ft. Worth, Texas and Ruth "Dutch" Smith, of Spring Town, Texas; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., in the First Christian Church Kimberling City, Missouri. Burial will be at Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson, Missouri under the care of Westrip Funeral Home, Crane, Missouri. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 23, 2010 in the First Christian Church, Kimberling City, Missouri.


Leyde, ? (?) d 26 Jan 1932 CCR 28 Jan 1932 p8

[Note: married W. J. Leyde; the only Leyde with a MO DC in 1932 is Ella (Willoughby) Leyde 23 May 1874 - 20 Jan 1932, daughter of William F. & Louvarnia (Keeter) Willoughby and wife of F. W. Leyde who died at Springfield Baptist Hospital and was buried in Memorial Cemetery - is this the same person, despite discrepancies?]

Mrs. W. J. Leyde, widow of the late W.J. Leyde of Springfield passed away on Tuesday of last week quite suddenly. She became ill in a Springfield bank while returning from a meeting of church interest, and expired shortly after while enroute to the hospital. Mrs. Leyde was the mother of Mrs. Ward Webb, daughter-in-law of Mrs. and Mrs. W.C. Webb of Ozark. Funeral services were held on Thursday of last week, with burial in the Memorial cemetery at Springfield. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Webb attended the services.


Libby, Ernest Gilbert 25 Dec. 1913 – 11 March 1995  CCH-N 15 March 1995

[Note: Son of Ernest Lige & Sarah Ellen "Ella" (Rhodes) Libby; married 27 Jul 1936 Marjoria Leona Goetz 22 Feb 1916 - 30 Sep 2006]

Ernest G. Libby, 81, Ozark, died Saturday, March 11, 1995, at St. John’s Regional Health Center. He was born Dec. 25, 1913, in Tulsa, Okla., Following graduation from Tulsa Central High School, he attended Spartan’s School of Aeronautics where he completed the Aviation Instrument Technician Course and was employed by Douglas Aircraft. In the late forties he opened a hardware store in Ozark, which he operated for thirty years. He was a member of Ozark First Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge No. 352, and Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 98. Survivors include his wife, Marjoria; two daughters and their husbands, Sue and Willard Copeland, Mountain Home, Ark., and Diane and Richard Smith, Ozark; one granddaughter, Holly, and her husband Jeff Zelinsky, Woodbury, Minn.; three grandsons, Robert, Andy and Michael Smith, Ozark, one great-grandson, Steven; a dear family friend, John Brandner, St. Paul, Minn.; and a sister, Ila May Libby, Ozark. Masonic Rites were Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Private funeral services were Thursday in Ozark Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian County Library, 1005 N. 4th Ave., Ozark, or a charity of choice.


Libby, Ernest Lige 10 Dec 1889 - 23 Dec 1960     CCR 29 Dec 1960 p1

[Note: Son of  Earnest Lincoln & Maggie (Gilbert) Libby; married  Sarah Ellen "Ella" Rhodes 12 Jun 1890 - 12 Oct 1975]

E. L. “Lige” Libby, 71, owner and operator of Gamble’s store in Ozark for the past 13 years, died at his home in Ozark at 12:20 p.m. Friday. Mr. Libby was a member of the Linn Creek Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ella; two sons, Warren E. Libby of Union and Ernest Libby of Ozark; two daughters, Ila May and Ruth, both of the home, one brother, Ray Libby of Camdenton; two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Shipman of Camdenton and Mrs. Eva Carl of Tulsa; and four grandchildren. Arrangements are under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.


Libby, Ila Mae 26 Apr 1919 - 20 Feb 2006 SN-L 22 Feb 2006

[Note: Daughter of Ernest Lige & Sarah Ellen "Ella" (Rhodes) Libby]

Ila Mae Libby, age 86, of Ozark, passed away Monday in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark. She was born April 26, 1919, in Tulsa, Okla., the daughter of Ernest Lige and Sarah Ellen "Ella" Rhoades Libby. Ila was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ozark. Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Marjoria Libby, Springfield, and Lucille Libby, Union; two nieces, Diane Smith, Ozark, and Phyllis Vollmer, Union; a nephew, Gary Libby, Springfield; and many great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest G. and Warren E. Libby; a sister, Ruth Libby; a niece, D. Sue Copeland; and a great-nephew, Robert E. Smith. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Terry Kendrick officiating. Burial will follow in Ozark Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, immediately before the service. Memorial donations may be made to any hospice organization.


Libby, Marjoria Leona (Goetz) 22 Feb 1916 - 30 Sep 2006 SN-L 2 Oct 2006

[Note: Daughter of Andrew Otto & Lou May (Link) Goetz; married 27 Jul 1936 Ernest Gilbert Libby 25 Dec 1913 - 11 Mar 1995]

Marjoria Leona Libby, age 90, of Ozark, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2006, in James River Care Center, Springfield. She was born February 22, 1916, in Purdy, the daughter of Andrew Otto and Lou May (Link) Goetz. She was united in marriage to Ernest Gilbert Libby on July 27, 1936. She was a retired civil service employee, a member of First Baptist Church of Ozark, and Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #98. Survivors include a daughter, Diane Smith and husband, Richard, Ozark; three grandchildren, Holly Zelinsky and husband, Jeff, Woodbury, Minnesota, Andrew Smith and his wife, Tatyana, Aurora, and Michael Smith, Ozark; two great-grandchildren, Steven Brandner and Sarah Zelinsky, both of Woodbury, Minnesota; Steven's father, John Brandner, St. Paul, Minnesota; and a sister, Murrel McDougal and husband, M.M., Portland, Oregon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest, in 1995; a daughter, Sue Copeland; a grandson, Robert Smith; a sister, Juanita Blessing and husband, Clifford; and two brothers, Ralph Goetz and Jack Goetz and wife, Antoinette. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today, Oct. 2, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. A private graveside funeral will be in Ozark Cemetery, with Dr. Edwin Burris officiating. Memorials may be made to Community Hospices of America in Springfield, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

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