Libby, Ruth, d. 1964 - Linebaugh, Kenneth Wayne, d. 2003

Libby, Ruth 30 Nov 1920 - 30 Apr 1964       CCR 7 May 1964 p1

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

Miss Ruth Libby, 43, died at 3:20 p.m. Thursday at the home of her mother, Mrs. Ella Libby, Ozark, where she had lived the past 16 years. Miss Libby suffered from a lingering illness. In addition to her mother, Miss Libby is survived by a sister, Miss Ila Mae Libby of the home and two brothers, Warren E. Libby, Union, Mo and Ernest G. Libby, Ozark. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Harold Hurst officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery.

Libby, Sarah Ellen “Ella”  (Rhodes) 12 Jun 1890 - 12 Oct 1975  OH 17 Oct 1975

[Note: married Ernest Lige Libby 10 Dec 1889 - 23 Dec 1960]

OZARK - Mrs. Ella Libby, 85, Ozark, died at 10:10 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after a short illness. Mrs. Libby lived for a number of years in Lebanon and Tulsa, Okla. before moving to Ozark in 1948. She was a member of the Southside Church of Christ, Ozark. Survivors include two sons, Ernest of Ozark and Warren of Union; one daughter, Miss Ila Mae Libby, Ozark; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren, two brothers, Claude Rhoades, Big Springs, Neb. and Ed Rhodes, Tulsa, Okla. Arrangements were under direction of Harris of Ozark.

Licklider, Katie (Leiss) 29 Mar 1863 - 21 May 1910 CCR 26 May 1910 p1

[Note: Daughter oif Geo. & ? ( ) Leiss; married 18 Oct 1904 Willis Licklider; Licklider on death certificate]

A Mrs. Licklider died Saturday night at the Cottage Hotel of cancer. She was a resident of Taneyville and had been to Kansas City where an operation was performed. But on the way home, she became so seriously ill she was compelled to stop in Ozark a few days before her death. The remains were shipped to Kansas City for burial.


Licklider, Katie (Leiss) 29 Mar 1863 - 21 May 1910 CCR 16 Jun 1910 p1

In Memoriam

We record another sad story of a broken home, bereaved Husband and friends. In the death of Mrs. Katie Lickliter of Taneyville, Mo. on May 21st, 1910.  Katie Leiss was born March 29th, 1863 in Circleville, Ohio. Her parents moved from there to Labett Co. Katie was married Oct. 18th 1904 to Willis Lickliter. Baumont, Kans. was the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lickliter for three years, then they moved to Forsyth, Mo. where they resided until her death. She was a devoted Christian, a member of the Baptist church, for 47 years, this good woman battled life and duty first an infant in the arms of her parents, then the help and pride of a home, the bride and companion of a hopeful husband. But now she has fallen and he heart broken. She is in heaven and he is left on earth alone. Some times, we are thoughtless and unthankful while we live on earth together when we should be preparing for happiness here and eternal peace forever. And now let us remind ourselves that sadness and death will come to our homes, sooner or later, and the best preparation is to help others in their sorrows. He that would have friends, must show himself friendly. O death , where is thy sting, Oh grave, where is thy victory. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lietch, Jakob Allen 23 May 2002 - 15 Nov 2002  CCH-N 27 Nov 2002

[Note: Son of Darin & Kandiss (Snyder) Lietch]

Jakob Allen Lietch, infant son of Darin and Kandiss (Snyder) Lietch, Ozark, died Nov. 15, 2002, in St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis. Jakob was born May 23, 2002, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo. Baby Jakob was a very ill little boy but fought to survive for almost six months. During his brief  but very special life, he touched loving hearts and changed lives. His precious memory will always be remembered with love and affection. His beautiful soul has gone back to God, and soars with the angels in Heaven. Jakob's little life made an impact on his family and changed their lives for the better. He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents and his maternal great-grandfather. Jakob is survived by his parents, Darin and Kandiss Lietch, Ozark; his grandparents, Chris Snyder, Ozark; Beverly Grider and husband Scott Highlandville; Jody Haden, Highlandville; Kenny and Michelle Lietch, Marshfield; great-grandparents, Jim and Irene Haden, Sparta; Charlie and Chestine Lietch, Ava; Linda Carney, Ozark; Jim and Maxine Grider, Highlandville; three uncles, Michael Snyder, Zachary Grider and Rusty Kessinger; four aunts, Crystal Potter, Jessica Grider, Brenda Young and Ingrid McCallister; cousins and other caring relatives. Graveside services were at 11 a.m., Nov. 19, 2002, in Highlandville Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Harriss, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

Light, J. W. “Jay” 13 Jan 1928 - 5 Jan 2002 SN-L 8 Jan 2002

[Note: Son of Wayne & Mollie (Jones) Light]

J.W. "Jay" Light, 73, Billings, died Saturday morning, January 5, 2002, in his home. He was born January 13, 1928 in Aurora, Mo., to Wayne and Mollie (Jones) Light. He was a longtime resident of Billings and a retired employee of the State of Missouri. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nixa, the Masonic Lodge in Grand Island, Neb. and a U.S. Navy veteran. His parents and a son, Jerry, preceded him in death. He is survived by three daughters, Julie Ridinger, Jayne Brown and Janice Light, all of Springfield; two sisters, Jackie Stites of Springfield, and Imogene Miller of Modesto, Calif.; 8 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2002, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Rev. Richard Eakins officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. The Republic chapel will be open at 11 a.m. today. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today, with Masonic Rites at 7 p.m. Springfield News-Leader, January 8 2002.

Light, Kurtis M.   10 Mar 1971 - 18 Jul 2004  SN-L 20 Jul 2004

[Note: Son of Larry & Grace (Roberts) Light]

Kurtis M. Light, 33, Ozark, died Sunday, July 18, 2004. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 22, 2004, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2004, in the funeral home.


Light, Kurtis M. 20 Mar 1971 - 18 Jul 2004 CCH-N 28 July 2004

Kurtis M. Light, 33, Ozark, died Sunday, July 18, in Christian County. The son of Larry Light and Grace (Roberts) Stevens, he was born March 20, 1971 in Springfield, Mo. Kurtis graduated from Randell Moore High School in Denver, Colo., attended The College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, N.M., and was a cabinet maker. His love for nature lead him to a passion of photography. He had a unique insight of God's creation and captured the beauty of the great outdoors on his camera lens. He also enjoyed playing the guitar, bird-watching and was a special uncle to his niece and nephew.  He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents. Kurtis is survived by his mother Grace Stevens and husband John of Ozark; his brother Gaylyn Bell; one niece, Kendra Bell, and one nephew, Trever Bell, all of Pierce City, Mo.; several caring aunts, uncles, cousins, numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 10 am. Thursday, July 22 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Allen Maples officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery, Selmore, Mo. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004

Light, Marsha Gail (Wright) 30 Jul 1959 - 9 Apr 1996  CCH-N 13 Apr 1996

[Note: Daughter of William & Margie (Williams) Wright; married 11 Aug 1979 Steven Dale Light; middle name spelled Gayle on tombstone]

Marsha Gail (Wright) Light, age 36, of Ozark, died Tuesday, April 9, 1996 in her home. She was born July 30, 1959 in Eldorado, Arkansas and was the daughter of William and Margie (Williams) Wright. Marsha attended the University of Missouri and graduated cum laude from Southwest Missouri State University. She had been an elementary teacher since 1981, and had taught in the Ozark School system for seven years. She married Steven Dale Light on August 11, 1979. Marsha was a member of James River Assembly of God Church. Her love for Jesus Christ affected all who knew her. She loved her family, teaching, and her many friends. Survivors include: her husband, Steven; two sons, Nathanael Ryan and Christopher David Light; her mother, Margie Wright, Barnett; two sisters, Jennifer Hazelman, Liberty, Mo., and Roberta Galate, Lone Jack; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: her father, William David Wright in 1995, and a sister, Rose Carol Wright. The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, in James River Assembly of God Church with Rev. John Lindell and Rev. Richard Orrell officiating under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. Burial followed in Weaver Cemetery Ozark. Contributions may be made to Marsha Light Memorial Fund for the benefit of Nathanael and Christopher Light, at Ozark Bank.

Light, Mollie L. 25 Feb 1898 - 15 Apr 1980   OH 24 Apr 1980 p10

[Note: married Wayne Light]

Services for Mollie L. Light, 82, Billings. were held last Friday in Meadors Chapel with the Rev. Ermon Webb officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Light died April 15 at Cox Medical Center after a long illness. She was a member of Billings Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Imojean Miller, Modesto, Calif., and Mrs. Jackie Stites, Springfield; a son, J. W. Light, Billings; a sister, Mrs. Charlie Jones, Republic; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Lightfoot, Dallas Wayne 6 Feb 1977 - 23 Dec 1996

[Note: Son of ? & Jackie (Monger) Lightfoot]

Dallas Wayne Lightfoot, 19, of Billings died at 3:50 p.m. December 23rd of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on P Hwy. North  of Clever.  He was a graduate of Billings High School and was  employed at the Pizza Inn at Republic.  He is survived by his mother and step-father, Jackie and Brian Bengsch; a brother, Sonny Grady Lightfoot, III; a step-sister, Jessica Bengsch, all of Billings; maternal grandparents, Betty Monger of Springfield and Jack Monger of Nixa; step-grandfather, Burton Bengsch of Billings; uncle and aunt, Johnny and Kathy Monger; uncle and aunt, Mike and Judy Lile, all of Clever; and a host of very special friends. Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. December 27th at Meadors Chapel in Republic with the Rev. Junior Swadley officiating.  Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery under the direction of Meadors.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Billings Scholarship Fund in his memory.

(Contributed by Hazel Messenger)

Lightfoot, Johnny 1899 - 30 Mar 1970 CCR 2 Apr 1970 p1

Aged Epileptic Victim of Ironic Highway Mishap

Johnny Lightfoot, 70, apparently from an Indian reservation in North Carolina, was the victim of a tragic bit of irony Monday morning, when he was killed by a truck at Campbell City, north of Ozark. Lightfoot, an epileptic according to medicine and information found on his person, apparently had a seizure early morning, before daylight, while hitchhiking. Lying beside the road, he was spotted by fishermen enroute to the lake, and they drove to Ozark and called Sheriff L. E. Lamb. The sheriff was driving slowly along Hwy. 65, looking for Lightfoot, when an approaching truck, driven by Theodore Daniel, pulled to the shoulder, away from the flashing light on the sheriff’s car, and struck Lightfoot. He was pronounced dead on the site by Coroner Dean Harris. The body is at Harris Funeral Home here,  pending word from reservation authorities as to disposition of the body.

Lightner, George 29 Mar 1900 - 20 Jan 1977 OH 27 Jan 1977 p5

ROGERSVILLE - Services for George Lightner, 76, Rogersville, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Marsh Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Hubert Swearengin and Paul Aldrich officiating. Another funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. in Lindley Funeral Chapel in Chula with the Rev. Joe Lightner, Mr. Lightner’s son, officiating. Burial was in Plainview Cemetery near Chula. Mr. Lightner died at 6:06 p.m. Saturday in Park Central Hospital, Springfield, after a long illness. He was a retired livestock dealer and was a member of Rogersville Methodist Church. He worked at the Union Stockyards for several years. Survivors include three sons, Joe and Jim, both of Rogersville; four sisters, Mrs. Lela Pendergast and Mrs. Grace Ibert, both of Chula, Mrs. Bess Gerhart, Meadville and Mrs. Virge Hurst of the state of South Dakota, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the heart fund.

Ligon, William Joseph 6 Sep 1895 - 27 Feb 1979  OH 8 Mar 1979 p5

[Note: married Helen Frances 29 Sep 1904 - 20 Nov 1981]

Services for William Joseph Ligon, 83, Clever, were held last Friday in Meadors Chapel with the Rev. Howard Boyd officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery. Mt. Ligon died at 2”23 a.m. Tuesday in the Christian County Nursing Home after a long illness. He was a retired employee of the Fiberboard Paper Co. in Verona, Calif and was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Helen Frances; a son, William Russell of the home; three brothers, Walter, Otis and Everett of the state of California; a sister, Miss Erma Ligon, Llano, Texas, and two grandchildren.

Likins, Sharon Frances (Shanks) 7 Apr 1931 - 11 Jan 1985 OH 17 Jan 1985 pB6

[Note: Daughter of  ? & Frances M. ( ) Shanks; married George O. Likins]

Private graveside services for Sharon Frances Likins, 53, Nixa, were held Jan. 14 in First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, Springfield, with the Rev. Jack Stanley Hart and Curtis A. March officiating. Services were under direction of Gorman-Scharpf-Abbott. Mrs. Lakins died Jan. 11 in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a short illness. Mrs. Likins had been a longtime sales associate for Jones & Co. Realtors, Springfield, and was personnel director at the time of her death. A lifelong Springfield area resident, she attended Southwest Missouri State University and was a member of First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, the Million Dollar Sales Club, the Springfield and National Board of Realtors, and the Springfield Personnel Association. Survivors include her husband, George O.; two sons, Curt, Keytesville and Woody, Evanston, Wyo; two daughters, Debbie Atkinson, Springfield and Leslie Anne Riley, Kansas City; her mother Frances M. Shanks, Springfield; two brothers, Harry L. Shanks, Kansas City, and Charles W. Shanks, Stanhope, N. J.; a sister, Patti Miller, Springfield; her grandfather, Charles E. Shanks, Springfield and three grandchildren. Gorman-Scharpf-Abbott Funeral Home, Springfield, announced services. Memorial contributions may be made to First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, Springfield.

Liles, Earl Leon 4 Feb 1946 - 21 Jul 1999  CCH-N 28 Jul 1999

[Note: Son of Jim & Matilda Marie (Lakey) Liles]

Earl Leon Liles, 53, of Rogersville passed away at 9:10 P.M. Wednesday July 21, 1999 in Cox Medical Center South. Earl was born on February 4, 1946 in Springfield, Mo. to Jim and Matilda Lakey Liles. He was an auto mechanic and had worked at Ash Grove Lime. He is survived by his mother Matilda of the home, one son Earl Liles Jr. and wife Amy of Urbana, Ill., two daughters, Melinda Giroir and husband Robert, and Katherine Liles of Kennewick, Wa. Grandmother Ida Munn of Kennewick, Wa., two brothers, Jimmy Liles and wife Mattie Dale of Rogersville, Donnie Liles of Fordland, four sisters and their husbands, Naoma and Carl Adams of Rogersville, Linda and Lynn McCleary of Fair Grove, Carolyn and Daniel Horr of Springfield, and Kathy and Paul Mitchell of Nixa, 3 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Services were at 11:00 A.M. Saturday July 24, 1999 in the Preston-March Funeral Home Rogersville with burial in the Galloway Cemetery Springfield. Visitation was from 7-8:30 P.M. Friday in the Funeral Home.

Liles, Mary Alice (Moore) 17 Jan 1867 - 9 Oct 1940 CCR 10 Oct 1940 p1

[Note: Daughter of James H. & Martha Ann (Phillips) Moore; married T. J. Lilea]

Mrs. Alice Liles passed away Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock at her home in Aurora. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 pm at the Christian church in Aurora. Mrs. Liles had a wide circle of friends in Ozark having many times visited her relatives here. She was a sister of the late Judge John T. Moore.

Liles, Matilda Marie (Lakey) 19 Apr 1926 - 28 Oct 2000  CCH-N 1 Nov 2000

[Note: Daughter of John & Ida (Hale) Lakey; married 1 May 1943 Jim Liles]

Matilda Marie Liles, 74 of Rogersville, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 3:30 PM. in' the home of her daughter in Springfield. Matilda was born on April 19, 1926 in Douglas County Mo. to John and Ida Hale Lakey. She was a member of the Believers Full Gospel Church in Springfield. She was married to Jim Liles on May 1, 1943 and he preceded her in death on April 27,1981. Surviving is her mother, Ida Munn, of Kennewick, WA.; step grandmother, Leona Hale of Springfield; two sons, Jimmy Liles and wife Dale of Rogersville, and Donnie Liles of Rogersville; four daughters and their husbands, Carolyn and Daniel Horn of Springfield, Naoma and Carl Adams of Rogersville, Linda and Lynn McCleary of Fair Grove, and Kathy and Paul Mitchell of Nixa; two half-brothers, Oden Sanders and wife Alene and Clifton Sanders and wife Betty, all of Washington; sister-in-law, Elsie Lakey of Oregon; three sisters, Darlene Bender, Donna Walker and husband Gary, and Louella Page and husband Jim all of Washington, 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Matilda was also proceeded in death by three sons; Lester, Lonnie and Earl Liles, a brother, Raymond Lakey, and a sister, Helen Sherbert. Services were held on Wednesday, November 1, 2000 in the Preston-Marsh Funeral Home in Rogersville. Burial followed in the Galloway Cemetery in Springfield.

Lillard, Gary Lee 19 Jun 1943 - 18 Jan 2004  SN-L 20 Jan 2004

[Note: Son of Marion Wayne & Phyllis Belle (Rich) Lillard; married 14 Feb 1961 Mary Elizabeth Ikenroth]

Gary Lee Lillard, age 60, of Springfield passed away suddenly on January 18, 2004 in St. John's Regional Health Center of congestive heart failure. Gary was born June 19, 1943 in Greene County, the son of Marion Wayne Lillard and Phyllis Belle Rich Lillard. He spent much of his life in and around Springfield. He graduated from Parkview High School in 1961. He was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Ikenroth on February 14, 1961. To this union was born two daughters, Kimber Lee Lillard and Whitney Lane Harris. Gary worked as a supervisor for Syntex AgriBusiness for 38 years at both the Springfield and Verona, MO facilities. He retired in 1997. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents, a father-in-law and mother-in-law Kenneth and Lorene Ikenroth, and a sister-in-law, Peggy Ann Lillard. Gary is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Elizabeth of the home, his mother, Phyllis Lillard, his father, Wayne Lillard and his wife, Virginia. Two daughters, Kimber Lee Lillard of Springfield, MO and Whitney Lane Harris and her husband, Shawn of Nixa, MO. Four grandchildren, LeeAmber, WesLee, Shelby and Shaylen. One brother, Wayne Dean, of Yucaipa, CA. One sister, Jeanne Shipley of Springfield and one half sister and her husband, Linda and Kenny Teague of Willard. Three brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Michael and Barbara Clawson of Springfield, Bob and Diana Cossin of Rogersville, MO and Kenneth Ikenroth of Springfield. And several nieces and nephews and a wealth of friends. Gary was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. In the last few years, he and Mary enjoyed traveling. Gary was a loving grandfather and he enjoyed sharing his love of the outdoors with all his grandchildren, whether it was trout fishing on Taneycomo, soccer or a baseball game; he enjoyed being with his family. He will be missed and will be remembered by many. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004 in Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Home , 500 E. Walnut St., with Rev. Charles Hufft officiating. Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery. Family visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Memorial Donations may be made to the Macedonia Baptist Church Daycare, or to the donors choice.

Lilley, Julia Elizabeth Teresa (Braden) Sparger 4 Mar 1884 - 5 Aug 1953    CCR 20 Aug 1953 p5

[Note: Daughter of John “Jack” & Susan Catherine “Sisie” (Johns) Braden; married 1 Jan 1912 William E. Sparger 8 Mar 1857 - 30 May 1935; married 10 Mar 1938 Sanford Lilley 8 Aug 1880 - 20 Dec 1957; buried under name Sparger - first name spelling and birthdate from mortuary record  and tombstone]

Juley E. Braden was born March 4, 1883 and departed this life August 5, 1953 at the age of 70. She grew to womanhood near Bruner, Mo. She was married to William E. Sparger who preceded her in death in 1935. In 1938, she was married to Sanford Lilley. Survivors include her husband, one stepson, Earl Sparger, one brother, Alfred Braden of Bruner, one sister, Mary Johnson of Elkhead, other relatives and friends.

Lilley, Kimberly Sue (Ragland) Grizer 3 Sep 1961 - 8 Feb 2008 SN-L 10 Feb 2008

[Note: Daughter of Paula Kagland; married Glen Grizer; married ? Lilley]

Kimberly Sue Lilley, daughter of the late Paula Ragland, was born September 3, 1961, in Springfield, Mo., and departed this life on February 8, 2008, in her home in Springfield. She was 46 years, 4 months, and 5 days of age at the time of her passing. Kim was reared in the Buffalo area, but spent her summers in Morgan City, La. Following her graduation, she was united in marriage with Glen Grizer and to this union one son, Michael Paul, was born. She and Michael made their home in Springfield, Mo. Other than her son and her friends, her dogs were central in her life. She developed programs with her dogs with the goal of helping other people. Some of these activities included an ice cream social, doggie BINGO, and therapy dog visits to nursing homes. She loved all animals. She always looked forward to spending nights and playing at her best friend Carla's farm. She touched thousands of lives with her dogs and her smile. Kim was preceded in death by her mother, Paula Sue Ragland and her grandparents, Paul and Corinne "Mam and Pap" Maulin. She is survived by her son, Michael Paul Lilley of Ozark, Mo; friends, Bill and Carla Richardson and Josh and April Parker "and the First Aid Kit." She also leaves several cousins and other family members and friends who will all truly miss her. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2008, in the Cantlon-Otterness Funeral Chapel, Buffalo, with Rev. Robert Long officiating. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of the funeral home. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, February 11, 2008, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the C.A.R.E no kill animal shelter.

Lilly, Mary Louise (Proctor) 20 Aug 1914 - 17 Oct 2006 SN-L 19 Oct 2006

[Note: Daughter of George B. & Annie E. (Newberry) Proctor; married 19 Oct 1931 Nathan G. Lilly 22 Oct 1904 - 10 Nov 1979]

Mary Lou Lilly, age 92, of Sparta, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2006. She was born August 20, 1914, in Chadwick, the daughter of George and Annie (Newberry) Proctor. On October 19, 1931, she and Nathan Lilly were united in marriage. Mrs. Lilly worked as a restaurant cook for many years in Rockaway Beach and Springfield, and continued to live in Christian County throughout her life. She worked hard to love and raise her family, and had a special fondness for animals. Survivors include five children, Betty Richardson, Afton, Okla., Jessie Rossner, Springfield, Joe Lilly and wife, Garolyn, Sparta, Lois Zatorski, Springfield, and Doris Ward and husband, Holly, Ramona, Okla.; a daughter-in-law, Sidney Lilly, Springfield; a son-in-law, Frank Traficanti, Nixa; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan in 1979; four children, Ruth Traficanti, Dean Lilly, George Ray Lilly, and Dora Nan Lilly; three brothers and a sister. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Chadwick Union Church. Burial will follow in Chadwick Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Lilly, Matrie Marie 1 Apr 1912 - 12 Jan 1987 OH 15 Jan 1987 pB9

Funeral mass for Matrie Marie Lilly, 74, Springfield, were held Jan. 14 in St. Agnes Cathedral with the Rev. Thomas Reidy officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery under the direction of  Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Home. Mrs. Lilly died Jan. 12 in her home following along illness. Born in Branson, Mrs. Lilly moved to Springfield in 1926 and was a member of St. Agnes Cathedral. An avid golfer, she was a founding member of several ladies golf leagues. Survivors include a son, James Joseph, of the home; three daughters, Mary Ann Graves, Poteau, Okla., Sister Jean Marie Lilly, K & M, currently of New Orleans, and Barbara Bilyeu, Nixa; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the cancer research fund at St. John’s Regional Health Center.

Lilly, Nathan Dean 25 Mar 1940 - 27 Sep 2002 SN-L 29 Sep 2002

[Note: Son of Nathan G. & Mary Louisa (Proctor) Lilly; married Sidney]

Nathan "Dean" Lilly, 62, Buffalo, MO, died in his home at 7:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2002. The son of Nathan G. and Mary Louisa Proctor Lilly, he was born March 25, 1940 in Christian County, MO. Prior to his retirement, he had been a technician with SW Bell Telephone for 36 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Nathan G. Lilly. Dean is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sidney; a son, Russell and his wife, Elizabeth of Jefferson City; two daughters, Lisa Campbell and her husband, Mike, and Lora Maritt and her husband, John, all of Springfield; and granddaughters Amanda and Rachel Lilly. Other survivors include his mother, Mary Lou Lilly of Oldfield; one brother, Joe Lilly and his wife, Garolyn of Sparta; five sisters, Mary Ruth Traficanti and her husband, Frank of Sparta, Betty Richardson of Afton, OK, Jessie Rossner of Oldfield, Lois Zatorski of Rogersville, and Doris Ward and her husband, Holly of Ramona, OK; and four step-grandchildren, Kelly Maritt and Katie, Michelle and Matthew Campbell, all of Springfield. Dean is also survived by a large extended family of nephews, nieces, and in-laws, and a special family friend, Felicia Gerkey. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2002 in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, with Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Chadwick Cemetery in Chadwick, MO. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home at 441 W. Battlefield.  Springfield News-Leader September 29, 2002.

Lilly, Nathan G. 22 Oct 1904 - 10 Nov 1979 OH 22 Nov 1979 p B7

[Note: Son of ? & Jennie Lorene (  ) Lilly; married 19 Oct 1931 Mary Lou Proctor 20 Aug 1914 - 17 Oct 2006]

Thanks so much to all our friends and neighbors. Perhaps you sent a lovely card or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent a funeral spray. If so, we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, As any friend would say. Perhaps you were not there at all, Just thought of us that day. Whatever you did to console our hearts, We thank you so much whatever the part.  Mary Lou Lilly, wife and children.

Limbaugh, Cleo (Johnson) 1909 - 16 Sep 1959   CCR 24 Sep 1959 p5

[Note: married W. M. Limbaugh]

Mrs. Cleo Limbaugh, 50, died suddenly at her home near Rogersville Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 16 of a heart attack. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Rogersville OES. Survivors are her husband, W. M., two sisters, Mrs. R. K. Allgeier of Walla Walla, Wash., Mrs. Lloyd O’Briant of Branson, three brothers, Fred Johnson of Kansas City, Clyde of Caracas, Venezuela and Elmer of Springfield, an aunt, Mrs. Madge Tunnell of Ozark; and three cousins, Mrs. Rowena Pinkerton, Mrs. Ester Todd and Mark Todd of Wellsville, Kan. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in the Harmony Baptist Church by the Rev. James Melton and the OES. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery under direction of Kelley-Ferrell of Rogersville.

Limron, J. D. 22 Mar 1938 - 14 Dec 2001

[Note: Son of Albert & Myrtle (  ) Limron; married 28 Sep 1963 Donna Jean Hargrove]

J. D. Limron, 63, Ozark, passed away Friday, December 14, 2001, in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, following a four-year illness.  He was born March 22, 1938, in Flint, Mich., the son of Albert and Myrtle Limron.  On September 28, 1963, he and Donna Jean Hargrove were married.  J. D. lived in Ohio for twenty-eight years where he retired from Alsco.  He moved to Ozark eight years ago and was employed by Wal-Mart in Springfield.  He was a skilled musician and craftsman, and enjoyed deer hunting.  J. D. was a beloved husband, dad and friend.  He will be missed by all who knew him.  Survivors include his wife, Donna; five children and their spouses, Dennis J. and Gale Limron of New Phila, Ohio, Gregg S. and Nickie Limron of Springfield, Sherry J. Kutcher of Dover, Ohio, MSgt. Kevin R. and Donna Limron of Belen, N.M., and Jenifer D. and Shawn Leyda of Ozark; thirteen grandchildren; a brother, Fay Limron and his wife, Jean of Boyne City, Mich.; nieces, nephews and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Howard, Phillip and Richard Limron; and a sister, Jessie Church.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. John Snavely officiating.  Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery, south of Ozark.  Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.  (Springfield News-Leader – 16 Dec 2001)

Lindahl, Mary Lou (Aven) 3 Mar 1928 - 7 July 1998 CCH-N

[Note; Daughter of James Herbert & Grace (McConnell) Aven; married Wayne Lindahl]

Mary Lou Aven Lindahl died Tuesday, July 7, 1998 at a Convelescent Hospital in Vallejo, California. She was born March 3, 1928 in Nixa, Missouri. She was 70 years young and was a homemaker for 47 years. Mrs. Lindahl was a member of the Church of Christ in Richmond, Ca. For forty-seven years, she was the wife of Wayne Lindahl of San Pable, CA; the Mother and mother-in-law of Debbie and Steve Hosford and Gary Lindahl all of San Pablo, CA and the sister of Victor E, and Rheba Aven of Nixa. They all survive her. Also surviving are grandchildren, Jennifer Hosford and Nathan Hosford, a great grandson, W. Sean Holmes all of San Pablo, CA; a sister-in-law Oleta Aven, Nixa, nieces, Dixie Little, Clever, LuAnna Baysinger, Nixa, Lois Anderson, Lee’s Summit, Susan Miles, Rogersville, Pamela Palmer, Kansas City and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Friday, July 17, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa with James Baysinger officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery.

Linder, Ova R. 18 Jun 1898 - 14 Mar 1979 OH 22 Mar 1979 p11

Services for Mrs. Ova R. Linder, 80. of Marshfield, were held March 17 in Marshfield with burial in Marshfield Cemetery. Mrs. Linder died March 14 in Cox Medical Center. Among those surviving is a son, Hugh of Fordland.

Lindquist, Ina M. (Lindgren) 30 Jul 1909 - 30 Jul 1979 OH 2 Aug 1979 p10

[Note: Daughter of ? & Anna (?) Lindgren; married Martin “TOm” Lindquist 20 Dec 1907 - May 1977]

Services for Mrs. Ina M. Lindguist, 70, Route 2, Nixa, were held Wednesday in Messiah Lutheran Church, Springfield with the Rev. Henry Wingard officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Battlefield South. Mrs. Lindquist died Monday in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness. An area resident since 1952, Mrs. Lindquist was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Anna Lindquist, Apple Valley, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Shroll and Mrs. Marjorie Newton, both of Sioux City, Iowa and Mrs. Hilma Ball, Apple Valley, Calif. and a brother, Alvin Lindgren, Arleta, Calif.

Lindquist, Martin “Tom” 20 Dec 1907 - 28 May 1977 OH 2 Jun 1977 p6

[Note: married Ina M. Lindgren 30 Jul 1909 - 30 Jul 1979]

NIXA - Services for Martin “Tom” Lindquist, 69, Route 2, Nixa, were at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Messiah Lutheran Church, 935 East Seminole, with the Rev. Henry Wingard officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery under direction of Greenlawn South. Mr. Lindquist died at 7:50 a.m. Saturday in Springfield MediCenter after a long illness. A native of South Dakota, Mt. Lindquist moved to clever in 1952 and had lived in Nixa since 1968. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Ina, and two brothers, Walter of 3307 South Welwood and William of Pierre, S. D.

Lindsay, Keith Hooker 20 May 1942 - 28 Nov 2007 SN-L 1 Dec 2007

[Note: Son of Ray & Donna (Hooker) Lindsay; married 8 Feb 1969 Linda Hanks]

Keith Hooker Lindsay, 65, Ozark, Mo., passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2007, in St. John's. He was born May 20, 1942, in Rolla, Mo., the son of Ray and Donna Hooker Lindsay. In the early 60s he served in the Army Reserve Medical Corp. He was united in marriage to Linda Hanks on February 8, 1969. Keith attended SMSU and received his master's degree at the School of Banking at LSU. Keith was the President of Century State Bank in Columbia, Mo. He later owned and was President of a government contracted trucking company. Keith was preceded in death by his father, Ray. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 38 years, Linda Lindsay; two sons, Brett Lindsay and his wife, Candi, and Curt Lindsay and his wife, Chrissy; a twin sister, Karen Sellers and her husband, Jerry; a brother, Don Lindsay and his wife, Jane; three granddaughters, Hannah, Hailey and Ava; a grandson, Ryan and his mother, Kelly; an uncle, Dr. John Hooker and his wife, Marlene; a cousin, Jennifer Hooker; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2007, in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3322 South Campbell, Suite R, Springfield, MO 65807. A special thank you to the nurses and staff on the 7th floor at St. John's for their loving support.

Lindsey, Diana Kay (Merritt) 5 Jul 1953 - 12 Dec 2008 SN-L 14 Dec 2008

[Note: Daughter of Dennis G. & Benita (  ) Merritt; married 1971 Richard Lindsey]

Diana Kay (Merritt) Lindsey, 55, Nixa, went to be with her Lord on December 12, 2008. She was surrounded by her loving family. Diana was born July 5, 1953, in St. Joseph, Missouri, where she attended St. Patrick's Catholic Church and grade school. She graduated from Lafayette High School. In 1971, Diana married her high school sweetheart, Richard Lindsey. The first years of their married life were spent in the Philippines while Rick was in the service. In 1988, the family moved to Nixa. Diana worked 18 years for Bass Pro Shops in the accounting department, where she had many friends. Diana was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Diana loved to crochet and spend time with her family. But most of all, Diana truly enjoyed doing things for others to make their lives better. She had a very caring and giving heart and many family and friends were the recipients of her compassion for others. Diana was preceded in death by her son, Jeremy Lindsey; father Dennis G Merritt; sister Michelle Walts; and grandparents, Pablo and Marcelina Becerra, and Jennie and Roy Leslie. Survivors include husband, Rick of the home; son Jason Lindsey; daughter Sayer Lindsey, both of Nixa; nine grandchildren; mother and step-father, Benita and Bill Peters; sister Paula Welsh; and brothers, Mark Merritt and Marvin Merritt, all of St. Joseph, and brother Dennis C. Merritt of Stewartsville, Missouri. Also surviving are her step-mother, Karen Merritt of St. Joseph; step-brothers, Mike, Kevin, Rodney and Billy Joe Peters; and step-sisters, Debbie Price, Regina Mills and Valorie Fattig. There are many aunts, uncles, numerous cousins, and nieces and nephews. Special aunts who cared for her include Lena Gilkey, Lola Sprague, Mary Wright and Gerry Becerra, all of St. Joseph. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2008, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Chaplain George Klesel officiating. Family will receive friends at the visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date in Delaware Cemetery, Nixa. The family suggests memorial donations to St. John's Hospice. The family sends a special thank you to the staff at St. John's Hospital Cancer Unit and St. John's Hospice, for their special care. Online condolences may be made at

Lindsey, Jim ? - ? CCH-N 28 Dec 2005


Lindsey, Tracie ? - ? CCH-N 28 Dec 2005

            Jim and Tracie Lindsey of Ozark will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Jan. 1, 2006. A come-and-go reception will be held on Sunday, Jan. 1 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Ryan’s teak House in Springfield following a private family dinner. Friends are invited and welcome to celebrate this special time with them. They plan a cruise later in the spring. Jim and Tracie were married in Dallas, Texas on Jan. 10, 1981, and they have one son, J. J. Jim is employed by Federal Protection, Ionc. And Tracie is box office manager for the Stained Glass Theater.


Lindsey, Leonard Dale 30 Jan 1930 – 30 Nov 1997  CCH-N 3 Dec 1997

[Note: Son of Wayne & Grace (Stewart) Lindsey; married 14 Jan 1949 Ethel Coonce]

Leonard Dale Lindsey, age 67, of Chestnut Ridge, died Sunday, November 30, 1997, in Skaggs Community Health Center, Branson, following a valiant battle with cancer. He was born January 30, 1930 in Chestnut Ridge, and was the son of Wayne and Grace (Stewart) Lindsey. On January 14, 1949 he married Ethel Coonce. Dale served his country in the U.S. Army. He lived throughout his life in Chestnut Ridge.  Survivors include: His wife, Ethel; a son, David Lindsey and his wife, Sue, Hurley; a daughter, Denise Glidewell and her husband, Tom, Ozark; four grandchildren, Tomi Runner and her husband, Marc, Springfield, Lindsey Glidewell, Ozark, Angela and Jason Lindsey, Hurley; a brother William Lindsey and his wife, Verna, Strafford; a sister, Frances Tennis and her husband, Jim, Spokane; nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday December 5, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Hosea Bilyeu officiating. Burial will be in Schupbach Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7-8:00 p.m. Thursday in the Funeral Home.

Lindsey, Luchion A. 6 Sep 1912 - 8 Feb 1983 OH 17 Feb 1983 p5

Services for Luchion A. Lindsey, 70, Springfield, were held Feb. 12 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with the Rev. Earl Smith officiating. Burial was in Brighton Cemetery. Mr. Lindsey died Feb. 8 in Fair Acres Nursing Home, Joplin, after a long illness. Survivors include two sons, Jack and Gary, both of Ozark; one daughter, Barbara Lindsey, Hannibal; two brothers, Earl, Springfield, and Alfred, El Cajon, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs. Flora Votow, Springfield, Mrs. Arba Patterson, San Leandra, Calif., Mrs. Luella Courtney and Mrs. Helen Cherezian, both of La Mesa, Calif. and Mrs. Maxine Huber, Sun City, Ariz.; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Lindsey, Lynette Rae 8 Apr 1966 - 8 Apr 1966 CCR 14 Apr 1966 p1

[Note: Daughter of William & Vernetta (  ) Lindsey]

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Lindsey, of  Route 2, Strafford, who died at 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 8 in Burge Protestant Hospital a short time after birth, were at 10 a.m. Monday in Spokane Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Besides the parents, the infant is survived by a brother, Wayne and a sister, Jane, both of the home; two half-sisters, Mrs. Judy Workman, Ozark and Mrs. Marilyn Ege, Conway; two half-brothers, Carroll Davis, Springfield and Carroll Davis, State of California; paternal, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lindsey, Chestnut Ridge an paternal great grandfather, Willie Stewart, Spokane.

Lindsey,  Nettie Jane (Manley) 1871 - Dec 1942 SL-P 15 Dec 1942

[Note: Daughter of John T. & Nancy J. (Carr) Manley; married W. C. Lindsey]

Mrs. Nettie Jane Lindsey, 71, died this morning at her home at 1002 West Thoman.  The funeral will be Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at 629 West Walnut.  Burial will be at Manley Cemetery.  Surviving Mrs. Lindsey are one daughter, Mrs. May Ruyle of Springfield; three brothers, W. C. Manley, R. C. Manley and J. C. Manley; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah E. Short and Miss Etta Manley, all of Republic; two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters.

(Springfield Leader-Press – 15 December 1942)

Lindsey, Virgil Odell 19 Nov 1907 - 19 Aug 1981 OH 27 Aug 1981 p9

[Note: married Gladys]

Services for Virgil Odell Lindsey, 73, Route 1, Rogersville, were Saturday in Marsh Chapel with Bruce Veteto officiating. Burial was in Holland Cemetery west of Rogersville. Mr. Lindsay died of an apparent heart attack Wednesday while vacationing near McClean, Texas. A former resident of the state of Washington, he was a retired dairyman and farmer. Survivors include his wife, Gladys; two sons, Virgil, Buena Park, Calif. and Lee, Realto, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Jean Handy, Rogersville; 13 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.

Lindsey, Wayne 14 Mar 1896 - 26 May 1976 OH 3 Jun 1976 p 10

[Note: married Grace 6 Aug 1902 - Aug 1981]]

OZARK - Services for Wayne Lindsey, 80, Chestnutridge, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chestnutridge Baptist Church with the Revs. Rex Williams and Raymond Lloyd officiating. Burial was in Spokane Cemetery under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mr. Lindsey died at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday in Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson, after a long illness. A native of Conway, Iowa, Mr. Lindsey had lived in the Chestnutridge community most of his life. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Chestnutridge Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Grace S.; two sons, William W. of Stafford and Leonard Dale of Chestnutridge; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Tennis, Chestnutridge; a sister, Mrs. Frances Whitney, Boulder, Colo.; a half-sister, Mrs. Helen Kersteins, Denver, Colo.; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and three step grandchildren.

Lindsey, William Wayne “Bill” 26 Feb 1926 - 12 Aug 2002 SN-L 14 Aug 2002

[Note: Son of Wayne & Grace (  ) Lindsey; married Vernetta]

William "Bill" Wayne Lindsey, 76 of Strafford, passed away at 10:19 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 2002 in Cox Medical Center South. He was born Feb. 26, 1926 in Chestnutridge, Mo., the son of Wayne and Grace Lindsey. William retired from Lily Tulip after 32 years of employment. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dale Lindsey; two sons, Carroll Davis and Woody Lindsey; and one daughter, Lynetta Lindsey. William is survived by his loving wife, Vernetta Lindsey; two sons, Wayne Lindsey and William Davis; three daughters, Jane Cotter, Joan Schmitt and Judy Workman; a sister, Francis Tennis; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002 in Spokane Cemetery under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader, August 14 2002.

Linebaugh, Christopher Michael 22 Dec 1977 - 20 Mar 1996

[Note: Son of Randall Keith & Patricia Ann (Periman) Linebaugh]

Christopher Michael Linebaugh, age 18, of Ozark, was the son of Randall Keith and Patricia Ann.  Chris lived in Nixa before moving to Ozark where he attended Ozark schools.  As a senior he looked forward to graduation activities and was active in school functions.  He was a sports fan and enjoyed being mascot for the  Ozark Tigers.  Chris was a member of the Science Club, Chess Club, and Jr. R.O.T.C. His father, Randy Linebaugh, Ozark MO, and supportive friend, Kenna  Robinson; his mother and step-father, Patty and James Denham, Nixa; a sister, Cazzidy Linebaugh, of the home; grandparents, Nolan and Marcelle Inman, Nixa.  Roscoe "Cotton" and Sue Linebaugh, Nixa, Bonnie and Don Glidewell, Springfield, and Rick and Catherine Denham, Ardmore, Oklahoma; aunts; uncles; and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Louis "Cotton" Periman.  Linebaugh, Christopher Michael Born 22 Dec 1977 and died on Wednesday 20 March 1996.  Services on Saturday, 23 March 1996, 2:00 p.m. Adams Funeral Home, Nixa Mo. Officiating was Revs. Rick Denham and Danny Fox. Escorts were Dan Gardner, Doug Gardner, Jeff McCoy, Jared Miesner, Frank Nelson, Jason Frazier, Shawn Widel and Jeremy Biers.  Interment in McConnell Cemetery, Nixa.  Contributed by Marcia Haworth and Becky Schimek.

Linebaugh, Ellen Marie (Myers) 2 Jan 1935 - 2 Mar 2002 -----

[Note: Daughter of Vernon & Marie A. (  ) Myers; married 14 Nov 1951 Loren Linebaugh]

Ellen Marie Linebaugh, 67, Highlandville, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2002 in Christian Health Care of Nixa. She was born January 2, 1935 in Raton, New Mexico, the daughter of Vernon and Marie Myers. On November 14, 1951 she and Loren Linebaugh were married. Ellen retired from Fasco Industries in 1988 after working there for 17 years. She was a loving wife and mother, always active in her children's and grandchildren's school functions and activities. She was excellent at taking care of and loving those around her. Ellen was a Christian and a member of Riverdale Baptist Church. She had also been a Sunday School Teacher in Alaska before coming here. Survivors include her husband, Loren; four children, Sue Melton and her husband Ron, Republic, Ken Linebaugh and his wife Patty, North Pole, Alaska, Richard Linebaugh and his wife Darla, Nixa, and Ronda Middleton and her husband Jim, Bolivar; six grand- children, Tiffany Booth and her husband Jason, Kimberly Ma- son, Justin Linebaugh, Jordan Linebaugh, James Middleton, and Jared Middleton; two great-grandchildren, Madilynn Grace Booth, and Kyle Mason; a sister, Ruth Powell and her husband Bud, Wichita, Kan.; other relatives and many, many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Vernon James Myers. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa with Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial will be in Bledsoe-McConnell Cemetery, Nixa. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.  Springfield News-Leader, March  4, 2002.

Linebaugh, Hugh Samuel "Dick" 21 Apr 1909 - 19 Mar 1992  NN-E 25 Mar 1992

[Note: Son of Samuel & Mina (Brooks) Linebaugh; married Verna Gaumann]

Hugh Samuel "Dick" Linebaugh died Thursday, March 19 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born April 21, 1909 at Charleston and was the son of Samuel and Mina (Brooks) Linebaugh. Mr. Linebaugh served his country in the United States Air Force during World War II, and was a lifetime member of the Eagles Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Verna Gaumann Linebaugh, his parents, and brother and sister. Survivors include four brothers, Harry, Theodore, and Marshall Linebaugh, all of Charleston, and Marcus Linebaugh, Valley Station, Ky.; and three sisters, Evelyn Napier and Dorothy Hillgamyer, both of Nixa, and Lillian Loflin, Bertrand. Graveside services were Monday, March 23 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Charleston, with Rev. Gerald Collier officiating, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

Linebaugh, Joyce Kay 28 Feb 1961 – 20 Aug 1998

[Note: Daughter of Ronald Lee & Patricia Ann (Van Horn) Linebaugh]

Joyce Kay Linebaugh, age 37, of Springfield, died Thursday, August 20, in her home. She was born February 28, 1961, in Springfield, and was the daughter of Ronald Lee and Patricia Ann (VanHorn) Linebaugh. Joyce was raised in the Nixa area before moving to Springfield. She was baptized into the Baptist faith at an early age. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Samuel and Ella Linebaugh and Duane Conlon. Survivors include her father, Ronnie Linebaugh and his wife Sharon of Nixa; her mother, Patsy Hogue, Springfield; three children, Amy Linebaugh Kennedy, Gregg Broome, and Christ Linebaugh, all of Springfield; two grandchildren, Danny Kennedy, and Christina Kelly; grandparents, Eunice Conlon and Lillie VanHorn, both of Ozark; two brothers, David Dwayne Linebaugh, Springfield, and Phillip Duane Linebaugh. Winona, Texas; a sister, Nancy Carr, Chestnutridge; Joyce’s fiancee, Edward Scannell, of Springfield, and a host of many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Sunday, August 23, at 2 p.m., in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Joe Fahl officiating. Burial was Eisenhour Cemetery, Spokane.

Linebaugh, Kenneth Wayne 29 Jan 1954 - 15 Nov 2003  SN-L 18 Nov 2003

[Note: Son of Loren & Ellen Marie (Myers) Linebaugh; married Patty]

Kenneth Wayne Linebaugh, 49, North Pole, Alaska, formerly of Highlandville, passed away Saturday, November 15, from a massive stroke. He was born January 29, 1954, in Springfield to Loren and Ellen Linebaugh. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen. Kenny is survived by his wife Patty, daughter Kim Mason, and his most valued treasure grandson Kyle; father, Loren; brother, Richard and wife Darla; sisters, Sue Melton and husband Ron, Ronda Middleton and husband Jim; nephews and nieces Justin and Jordan Linebaugh; Tiffany Booth and husband Jason; James and Jared Middleton; and great-niece Madilynn Booth (Gracie); special friend and business partner Bobby and a host of family and friends. Kenny cherished his family. Although his life was in Alaska, he maintained close contact with his family in Missouri, being here when he was needed. Kenny lived his life as the unique individual he was. He will be remembered for his generous nature and kind heart. Memorial service will be held Thursday, November 20, at 2 p.m. in Calvary Baptist Church, Nixa. He will be deeply missed.

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