Linebaugh, Samuel E., d. 1896 - Little, Dock, d. 2000

Linebaugh, Loren 28 Feb 1929 - 13 Feb 2012 SN-L 15 Feb 2012 & AdamsFH

[Note: Son of Samuel & Ella (Mason) Linebaugh; married 14 Nov 1951 Ellen Marie Myers]

            Loren Linebaugh, age 82, of Highlandville, passed away Monday, February 13, 2012. He was born February 28, 1929 in Willard, the son of Samuel and Ella (Mason) Linebaugh. On November 14, 1951 Loren married Ellen Marie Myers. Loren enjoyed farming and raising pigs. He loved his donkey, Coonis. Survivors include: three children, Sue Melton and husband Ron, Republic, Richard Linebaugh and wife Darla, Nixa, and Ronda Middleton and husband Jim, Nixa; six grandchildren, Tiffany Booth and husband Jason, , Justin Linebaugh, Jordan Linebaugh, James Middleton, Jared Middleton, and Kimberly Mason; three great grandchildren, Madilynn and Kensington Booth, and Kyle Mason; two brothers, Roscoe Linebaugh, Nixa and Ronnie Linebaugh and wife Sharon, Nixa; two sisters, Charlcie Crumpley and husband H.A., Highlandville and Norma Jean Maples, Highlandville; a sister-in-law, Ruth Powell and husband Bud, Wichita; and a host of other relatives and many friends. Loren was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ellen Linebaugh; a son, Ken Linebaugh; two sisters, Novella Thomas and Ruth Gill; and his twin brother, Orin Linebaugh. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 16th in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Joe Fahl and Hosea Bilyeu officiating. Burial will follow in McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery, Nixa. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The Linebaugh family would like to thank the staff at Quail Creek, Dr. Marsha Taylor, Hospice Compassus, and the staff at Bradford Court. Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association or National Parkinson Foundation.


Linebaugh, Loren 28 Feb 1929 - 13 Feb 2012 CCH-N 15 Feb 2012

            Loren Linebaugh, 82, Highlandville. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.


Linebaugh, Robert Earl “Bob” 1934 - Feb 2012 SN-L 16 Feb 2012

            Robert "Bob" Earl Linebaugh, 77, Nixa. Arrangements: Adams Funeral Home Nixa.

Linebaugh, Samuel E. 22 Jul 1896 - 3 Jul 1976 OH 8 Jul 1976 p11

[Note: married  Sarah Ella Mason 1 Jan 1904 - 30 Oct 1974]

NIXA - Samuel E. Linebaugh, 79 of Route 1, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield after a long illness. Mr. Linebaugh, a retired farmer, was a World War I Army veteran and a native of Taney County. He had lived in the Nixa area for the past 32 years and attended the Calvary Bible Church here, Survivors include three sons, Loren of Highlandville, Roscoe and Ronald, both of Nixa; four daughters, Mrs. Novella Thomas, Mantera, Calif., Mrs. Ruth Gills, Sparks, Nev., Mrs. Charlene Crumpley and Mrs. Norma Jean Maples, both of Highlandville; a brother, Gess of Springfield; 26 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Joseph M. Fahl officiating. Burial was in Eisenhour Cemetery here.


Linebaugh, Samuel E. 22 Jul 1896 - 3 Jul 1976 OH 15 Jul 1976 p13

The family of Sam Linebaugh wishes to thank everyone for your cards, flowers, thoughtfulness, prayers and sympathy during the illness and loss of our loved one,.  The Sam Linebaugh Family.


Linebaugh, Sarah Ella (Mason) 1 Jan 1904 - 30 Oct 1974  OH 7 Nov 1974 p8

[Note: Daughter of Arch &  ? (  ) Mason; married Sam E. Linebaugh 22 Jul 1896 - 3 Jul 1976]

NIXA - Mrs. Ella Linebaugh, 70, of Route 1, Nixa, died at 12:25 a.m. today at her home after a long illness. A native of Taney County, she had resided in the Nixa community for the past 20 years and was a member of Calvary Bible Church. Surviving are her husband, Sam; three sons, Loren of Highlandville and Roscoe and Ronnie, both of Nixa; four daughters, Mrs. Charlene Crumpley and Mrs. Norma Jean Maples, both of Highlandville, Mrs. Novella Thomas, Tracy, Calif. and Mrs. Ruth Gill, Ceres, Calif.; her father, Arch Mason of the home; four brothers, Glen Mason of the home, Gerald Mason of Rogersville, Ernest Mason of Cassville and Vern Mason of Sarcoxie; her sister, Mrs. Wilma Raper, Brookline; 26 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Arrangements were announced by Harris of Nixa.


Linegar, Jimmie E. 30 Jul 1953 - 15 Apr 1985 OH 25 Apr 1985 p11

[Note: Son of Huey & Lucy (Wade) Linegar; married Sandra]

Services for Jimmie Linegar, 31, Reeds Spring, in Williams Chapel, School of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, with the Rev. Elmer Schnelle officiating. Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Lockwood, under the direction of Whelchel Funeral Home, Branson. Mr. Linegar died April 15 Skaggs Hospital after being shot by a man he had stopped for a traffic check near Branson. A graduate of Central High School and Southwest Missouri State University, both in Springfield, he graduated from State Highway Patrol Academy, Jefferson City. In 1981, he was assigned to Troop D in Springfield and stationed in Kimberling City. He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Kimberling City. Survivors include his wife, Sandra; a daughter, Jennifer Nicole, of the home; a son, James Michael of the home; his parents, Huey and Lucy Linegar,. Springfield; a brother, Bill, Springfield; and his maternal grandmother, Ethel Wade, Ava. Memorial contributions may be made to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Layman’s League. A trust fund has been established for the family at Centerre Bank, Branson.


Linegar, Jimmie E. 30 Jul 1953 - 15 Apr 1985 OH 21 Nov 1985 pB7

Comments on Tate Case

Attorney General William L. Webster said the jury’s decision Nov. 14 to sentence alleged neo-Nazi David Tate to life in prison was a “just and conscionable decision.”

Tate, a former Idaho resident, was convicted of first-degree murder Nov, 13 in Boone County Circuit Court for the machine gun slaying of Missouri Highway Patrolman Jimmie E. Linegar.

The trial was moved from Taney County where the shooting occurred to Boone County on a change of venue, Webster said.

The jury of six men and six women handed down the life sentence Nov, 14 at about 9:30 a.m.

“I think Taney County Prosecuting Attorney James Justus and Assistant Attorney General Richard Callahan did a fine job with the prosecution, The Missouri Highway Patrol and the Attorney General’s Office have been behind these men 100 percent,” Webster said.

First-degree murder is punishable by either life in prison without eligibility for patrol or the death penalty, according to Missouri statue.

Tate, 23, will also be tried for first-degree assault in the wounding of another highway patrolman, Allen D. Hines, Jr., of Branson


Linenbroker, Frank J. 1886 - 25 May 1964 CCR 28 May 1964 p1

[Note: married Amelia]

Frank J. Linenbroker, 77, died at 7 a.m. Monday at his home on Route 1, Ozark. He had suffered from a heart condition. Mr. Linenbroker was a resident of Granite City, Ill. until moving to Crane in 1949. He lived there until moving to Ozark about three weeks ago. Surviving are his wife, Amelia; two sons, Elmer, of the home, and Ralph, Havenville, Kan; a daughter, Mrs. Martha Waugh, Edwardsville, Ill.; four brothers, Henry of Rosebud, Hugo of Gerald, August and William, both of St. Louis; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Gehner, and Mrs. Lena Lattal, both of Rosebud; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was forwarded by the Harris Funeral Home to Granite City, Ill. for funeral services at 1 p.m. Wednesday and burial in St. John’s Cemetery.


Liner, Ollie 1 Sep 1919 - 21 Nov 1984 OH 6 Dec 1984 p12

[Note: married Gena Brazeale]

Services for Ollie Liner, 65, of Plainview, Texas, Nov. 23 in Plainview Baptist Church. Officiating was Dr. Fred Meeks and Dr. Roy McClung. Burial followed in Plainview Memorial Park under the direction of Wood-Dunning Funeral Home. Mr. Liner died Nov. 21 in the emergency room of Central Plains Memorial Hospital after apparently suffering a heart attack. He had retired Oct. 31 after serving as a Hale County Extension Agent for 34 years. Liner served three years in the U. S. Army during World War II where he served part of the time in the Pacific. He was recognized as a moving force in establishing more than a dozen organizations and other programs, and gave generously of his time to many community and professional organizations in Texas. Survivors include his wife, the former Gena Brazeale; two sisters, Mrs. T. J. Ballard, Levelland, Mrs. Truitt Sides, Olton; three brothers, Howard Liner, Kingville, Eual and Warren Liner, both of Lubbock and a number of nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hale County Chapter of the American Cancer Society or the First Baptist Church in Plainview.


Liner, Ollie 1 Sep 1919 - 21 Nov 1984  OH 6 Dec 1984 pB7

Card of Thanks

To all of you wonderful friends and neighbors, for being so kind and loving to all of us on hearing the sudden death of our son-in-law and brother-in-law, Ollie Liner of Plainview, Texas. Your phone calls, cards, the food, flowers, your visits to the home, but most of all your prayers. We are so very grateful. Our daughter Gena, Ollies’ wife, also wishes to thank you for her cards and letters and is so appreciative of the contributions that was made by you to the heart fund, Hospice and the Gideon Bibles that was given in his memory. God Bless you.  Walter Brazeale Family  17-1tp


Lines, Marieta Jane (Jordan) 5 Jun 1929 - 12 Apr 1989 NE 20 Apr 1989

[Note: Daughter of Alva & Vivian (  ) Jordan; married 17 Oct 1954 Cecil Lines]

Marieta Jane Jordan Lines, 59, Nixa, died at her home at 6:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 12 after a long illness. She was born June 5, 1929 near Hartville to Alva and Vivian Jordan. She was baptized into Christ at the Shaddy Church of Christ at the age of 13. She was united in marriage to Cecil Lines on October 17, 1954. Survivors include her husband Cecil; one daughter, Lisa Stokes; one son, Paul Lines; one granddaughter, Sarah Stokes; her parents, Alva and Vivian Jordan, Nixa; two sisters, Ann Jones, Coldwater, Miss.: Kay Mays, Tyler, Tex. Services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 15 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.


Lines, Sydny Marie 2003 - 4 May 2007 SN-L 6 May 2007

[Note: Daughter of John C. & Patricia F. (  ) Lines]

Our little angel Sydny Marie Lines, three and a half years old, daughter of John C. and Patricia F. Lines, Nixa, Mo., passed away Friday, May 4, 2007. She was preceded in death by two great-grandfathers, Dale House and John E. Lines; and a great-uncle, Walter E. Lines. Sydny is survived by her parents; three sisters, Trinity, Skyler and Adison; half-sister, Macie Conrad; grandparents, John G. and Karen Lines and Carol Hawn; and great-grandparents, Opal House, Irma Weiss and Bill and Patsy Jenkins. Also surviving are Rachel, Tom and Melinda Conrad. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Mo. Visitation will be held Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Memorial contributions may be sent to Community Hospices of America.


Lines, Walter Elsworth 19 Jan 1951 - 2 May 1978 OH 4 May 1978 p12

[Note: Son of John E. & ? ( ) Lines; married Pamela Denise]

ROGERSVILLE - Walter Elsworth Lines, 27, Route 1, Rogersville, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Lines, 646 W. Calhoun, Springfield early Tuesday, He died from a self-inflicted .410 gunshot wound in the chest, according to Dr. Erwin Busiek, Green County Medical Examiner. Police were called at 3:27 a.m. The incident was determined a suicide. A Springfield native, he was  a member of the Boulevard Baptist Church, Springfield and a Central High School graduate. Mr. Lines, a clerk at Safeway in Springfield, was a member of the Retail Clerks Union. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Pamela Denise; a son, Shawn William of the home; brother, John G., Springfield; sister, Lunette Lines of the parents’ home; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Tucker, Springfield. Services will be announced by Ralph Thieme of Springfield.


Linet, Ida Leona (Chapman) 1898 - 21 Oct 1969 CCR 23 Oct 1969 p8

Mrs. Ida Leona Linet, 71, of Forsyth, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday in Lakeview Rest Home, Forsyth, following a one-year illness. Mrs. Linet was a member of the High Street Baptist Church. Survivors include two brothers, James L. Chapman of Ava and George Chapman of Oldfield; four sisters, Mrs. Pearl Ewen and Mrs. Velma Graff, both of Burlington, Iowa, Mrs. Maggie Horner of Oldfield and Mrs. Christine Shipman of Tulsa, Okla. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thieme.


Ling, Lizzie 8 Jul 1872 - 4 May 1901 CCR 16 May 1901

[Note: no legible tombstone in Christian County; no hint of her parents or husband found in censuses or marriage records]

Lizzie Ling was born July 8th, 1872. entered into her heavenly rest and fell asleep in Jesus on May 4th, 1901, after great suffering, waiting patiently for the call of her Master to come up higher. She made, at the tender age of 14 years, the profession of religion that was her trust and joy all along life’s journey, and united with the Episcopal Methodist Church South. She adorned that profession by a godly walk, her best and only object in living was to endear herself to all, scattering love and sunshine around her, and when laid low by intense suffering and pain, she found the loving Master precious and near. She rejoiced in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing in prayer. She said to the writer some time ago when on a visit: “ I am ready to go home and be with Christ. I do not wish to stay longer where I have to suffer as much as I do now.” She is at rest, death found her at the noonday of life, and she has entered that rest that remains for the people of God. She leaves a larger circle of friends, her father, mother, child, sisters and brothers, who have the prayers and sympathies of all, was well attested by the large concourse of friends at her home and cemetery. The sermon was conducted by the writer form Rev. 2: 3-4 and singing her favorite hymn: “Jesus, lover of my soul,.” rendered the services very impressive and consoling. To the aged father and mother and near relatives, we would say, “Let not your heart be troubled, Ye believe in God, Believe also in me. In my Father’s House are many mansions: If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am, there ye may be also” - John 14 1-3.  One less at home. A sense of loss that meets us at the gate; with a place unfilled and desolate; As far away, our coming to await - One more in Heaven  - Uncle Charley


Liniger, Howard F. 1907 - 18 Nov 1980  OH 27 Nov 1980 p2

[Note: no SSDI found]

Services for Howard F. Liniger, 73, of Mountain Grove, father of Fred Liniger of Ozark, were held last Friday in Mountain Grove. Mr. Liniger died Nov. 18 in the Missouri Chest hospital, Mt. Vernon, after a long illness.


Liniger, James Louis 12 Sep 1929 - 3 Apr 2004 CCH-N 7 Apr 2004

[Note: Son of James Louis & Ethel Mae (Barley) Liniger; married 16 Sep 1955 Sharlene Hostetler; married 3 Apr 1987 Doris (Sprigs) French]

James Louis Liniger, 74, Ava, died Saturday, April 3, 2004, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born Sept. 12, 1929 in Brixey, the son of James Louis and Ethel Mae (Barley) Liniger. On Sept. 16, 1955, he was united in marriage to the mother of his children, Sharlene Hostetler, in Raton, N.M. She preceded him in death. On April 3, 1987, he was married to Doris (Sprigs) French in Ava. Liniger's life was a life of honesty, integrity and unconditional devotion and loyalty to his family and friends. He enjoyed Bluegrass music, fishing, hunting, and truly appreciated God's creation of the great outdoors. He was blessed with several interests, talents and could achieve multi-tasks and was always generous with his time. He retired from the city of Ava Electrical Department where he was employed for over 14 years and later a heavy equipment operator for several companies. He was presently employed by S.C.S.E.P. of the United States Forrest Service. He was also a member of the city of Ava Volunteer Fire Department for more than 20 years and proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Survivors include his loving wife, Doris Liniger; four daughters, Marcy Platt and husband Preston, Ava, Carrie Liniger, Ava, Cynthia Clements, Republic, and Becky Smith and husband David, Denver, Colo.; four sons, Jim Liniger and wife Brenda, Ava, Steve Liniger and wife Linda, Ava, Rodney French, Ozark, and Cody French, Houston, Texas; three brothers, Huey Liniger and wife Lucy, Springfield, Phillip Wade and wife Linda, West Plains, and Allen Wade, Little Rock, Ark.; 20 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, caring friends and neighbors. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. April 6 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ava, with REv. Robert Roberts and Rev. Lin Stern officiating. Burial was in Ava Cemetery with full military honors performed by Ava American Legion Post No. 112 and V.F.W. Post No. 5993.

©Ozarks Newsstand 2004


Link, Leo Duane 4 May 1930 - 26 Aug 1983 OH 1 Sep 1983 p10

[Note: Son of Burt & ? ( ) Link; married Jean]

Services for Duane Link, 53, Billings, were held Aug. 28 in Meadors Chapel in Republic with Barry Barkley and Dorne Garner officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Link died Aug. 26 in his home after a long illness. A Springfield banker and loan officer for 33 years, he was a member of Non-Denominational Church and an Army veteran of Korea. Survivors include his wife, Jean; a son, Lindal, of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Donna Sue Jansen, Guthrie, Okla.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burt Link, Willard; a brother, Cleo, Springfield; and a sister, Mrs. Joyce Pollard, Richland, Wash. Memorial contributions may be made in the Lester E. Cox Dialysis Unit.


Lipa, Wilma Jean (Moore) Tennis 23 Jul 1907 - 7 Apr 1982  OH 15 Apr 1982 p9

[Note: Daughter of Lewis Lincoln & Rosa L. (Hood) Moore; married Stanley C. Lipa]

Rosary services for Wilma (Moore) Lipa, Dearborn, Mich, were held Sunday, April 11 at Bozek Brothers Funeral Chapel in Detroit, Mich. Funeral services were held April 12 at St. Hedwige Chapel, Detroit. Burial will be in St. Hedwige Cemetery. Mrs. Lipa died April 7 at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, after suffering heart failure in her home. Mrs. Lipa was a member of the Ozark Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, Stanley C. Lipa of Dearborn, Mich.; a nephew, Larry Moore, Muskogee, Okla.; three nieces, Mrs. Mary Kay Hunt, Conway Springs, Kan., Mrs. Nancy Summer, Springfield, Mrs. Judith Walworth, New Cannon, Conn.


Lipe, Tonya Lea 17 Aug 1970 – 11 Jun 1992  NN-E 17 Jun 1992 & OH 17 Jun 1992

[Note: Daughter of Leon & Sandra K. (  ) Lipe]

Tonya Lea Lipe was born Aug. 17, 1970 in Rockford, Ill. to Sandra K. and Leon Lipe. She departed this life June 11, 1992, at the age of 21 years, 10 months and 25 days. Tonya was tragically killed in an automobile accident near Nixa. Tonya graduated from high school with honors at Louisiana, Mo. She was enrolled in the College of the Ozarks to begin in January 1993. Her goal in life was to get a degree in Commercial Art so to be able to raise her small son. She was employed at Endless Summer in Springfield. Tonya leaves to mourn her passing a 1-year-old son, Dustin Jacob, her parents, grandparents, a sister, Melissa; two half sisters, Rhonda and Robin; four half brothers, Eddie, Ricky Dean, Kenny and Ricky; and several nieces and nephews. To know Tonya was to love her–so she also leaves behind many good friends who will always love and miss her greatly, especially her new family in Nixa. Graveside services will be held later in the week in Louisiana, Mo. Memorial services will be held locally at the Harris Colonial Chapel at 205 N. Main, Nixa, Saturday, June 20, 1992, at 2 p.m with the Rev. Joe Fahl officiating.


Lippold, Dylan Stephen 17 Dec 1997 - May 2004  CCH-N 26 May 2004

A memorial for Dylan Stephen Lippold, 6, was held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 22 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Springfield. A celebration of life preceded the memorial at 11 a.m., also at the church.


Lipscomb, Doyl 26 Jul 1929 - 9 May 2007 SN-L 11 May 2007

[Note: Son of Oliver R. & Flora J. (Filbeck) Lipscomb; married 12 Nov 1945 Kathleen Meese]

Doyl Lipscomb, 77, Rogersville, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2007. in Manorcare Center, Springfield. He was born July 26, 1929, in a log cabin near McClurg, Missouri, the son of the late Oliver R. and Flora J. (Filbeck) Lipscomb. He was united in marriage on November 12, 1945, in Oroville, Washington, to Kathleen Meese. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, a sister and a grandson, Robert Hacker. Doyl was a dairy and beef farmer most of his life. He enjoyed horseback riding, fishing and hunting, especially coon hunting. He was always talking about his horseback trips into the high country in Washington, to friends and strangers alike. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Kathleen; a daughter, Sharon K. Owens, Ozark; a son, Gary Lipscomb and his wife, Patsy, Rogersville; two sisters, Juanita Ewing and her husband, Charles, and Oleva Bowers, and a brother, Olen Lipscomb and his wife, Jean, all of Rogersville; two grandsons, Darren Hacker and his wife, Katrina, and Cory Lipscomb; two granddaughters, Kayla Lipscomb and Brenda Hamilton and her husband, Mike; and three great-granddaughters, Victoria, Robbie and Reese; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2007, in J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home with the Coyle Lea officiating. Burial will follow in Holland Cemetery, Rogersville. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Online condolences and guest book signing may also be made at


Lipscomb, Mary N. (Carsten) 29 Mar 1942 - 15 Feb 1974  OH 21 Feb 1974 p8

[Note: Daughter of Leo “Joe” & ? (  ) Carsten - unable to determine if mother was Leo’s first wife Ruth Gideon whom he married 1936 or his second wife Annabelle Barrett 4 Jul 1926 - 1 Jan 1991; married Ray Lipscomb]

Graveside services for Mrs. Mary N. Lipscomb, 31 of Enid, Okla. were held Wednesday in the Jones-Chastain Cemetery south of Nixa. The Rev. Bill Lancaster officiated. Burial was under direction of Harris of Ozark. Mrs. Lipscomb died Friday afternoon at her home after a long illness.


Lipscomb, Mary N. (Carsten) 29 Mar 1942 - 15 Feb 1974 SN-L 18 Feb 1974

Mrs. Mary N. Lipscomb, 31, Enid, Oklahoma, died Friday at her home after a long illness.  She was a native of Spokane. Survivors include her husband, Ray; two sons, Mike and Joe; two daughters, Angela and Mechelle all of the home; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Carsten of Spokane.  Harris of Ozark will announce the arrangements.  {Springfield (MO) News Leader, February 18, 1974}


Lipscomb, Mary N. (Carsten) 29 Mar 1942 - 15 Feb 1974 SN-L 19 Feb 1974

Graveside services for Mrs. Lipscomb, 31, Enid, Oklahoma will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Jones Chastain Cemetery, south of Nixa, with the rev Bill Lancaster officiating. Burial to follow under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Ozark.  Mrs. Lipscomb died Friday in her home after a long illness.  {Springfield (MO) News Leader, February 19, 1974}  Contributed by Jamie Hubbert.


Lisenby, David  Robert "Bob" 1939  - 3 Jan 2007 SN-L 5 Jan 2007

[Note: Son of  Lloyd & Effie (  ) Lisenby; married Carolyn; married 7 Nov 1998 Jeanette Rapp]

David R. "Bob" Lisenby, 67, Billings, passed away at 3:35 p.m. Jan. 3, 2007, in St. John's Hospital. On Nov. 7, 1998, he was married to Jeanette Rapp in Prairie City, Mo. Bob worked over 30 years at The Feed Mill. He loved racing cars, fishing, and spending time with his family. Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn Lisenby; parents, Lloyd and Effie Lisenby; and three sisters. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Lisenby; a son, David Scott, of the home; a son, Bobby Lisenby and wife, Lisa, of Republic; one granddaughter, Christina "Hop" Lisenby, of Republic; two brothers and their wives, Sonny and Vickie Lisenby and Sam and Karen Lisenby; three sisters, Wilma Bigelow, Darcus Killingsworth and Evelyn Smith; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and family. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Sat., Jan. 6, 2007, in Greenlawn North, with burial in Maple Park Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 5, 2007, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the House of Ruth in Republic, Mo.


Lisenby, Elmo B. 24 Apr 1897 - 28 Feb 1983  OH 3 Mar 1983 p9

[Note: married Hattie]

Services for E. B. Lisenby, 85, Walnut Grove, were held March 2 at Willard United Methodist Church with the Revs. Gary Griffin and John Roeder officiating. Burial was in Wesley Cemetery near Willard under direction of Wilson-Brim-Daniel of Ash Grove. Mr. Lisenby died Feb. 28 at Cox Medical Center in Springfield after a short illness. Survivors include his wife, Hattie; three sons, George, Kansas City, John, Willard, and Jim, Nixa; two daughters, Mrs. Frances Vick, Hanna, Ind. and Mrs. Katherine Walch, Arlington, Texas; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.


Lisenby, Hattie Irene 10 Mar 1900 - 9 May 1989 NN-E 18 May 1989

[Note: married Elmo B. Lisenby 24 Apr 1897 - Feb 1983]

Hattie Irene Lisenby, 89, of Willard, died at 11:05 a.m. May 9 in Maranatha Manor, Springfield. Services for Mrs. Lisenby were held May 13 at Willard United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Griffin officiating. Burial was in Wesley Cemetery under the direction of Wilson-Brim-Daniel Funeral Home, Ash Grove. Mrs. Lisenby was a native of Greene County and was a lifelong homemaker and resident of the area. She was a member of the Willard United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women's Organization and the Sacville Club. Mrs. Lisenby was preceded in death by her husband, E.B., in 1983. She is survived by three sons, George, Kansas City, John, Willard, and Jim, Nixa; two daughters, Frances Vick, Hanna, Indiana, and Katherine Walch, Arlington, Texas; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


Lish, Lewis William 9 Mar 1921 - 1 Jan 1982 OH 7 Jan 1982 p9

[Note: Son of John D. & Mabel D. (West) Lish; married June]

Services for Lewis W. Lish, 60, Clever, were held Jan. 5 in Clever United Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Gilmore officiating. Burial was in Smart Cemetery under the direction of Meadors. Mr. Lish died Jan. 1 in Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a long illness. Mr. Lish was a member of the Clever United Methodist Church and a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. Survivors include his wife, June; a son, Dale, Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Rebecca Lish, Duisenberg, West Germany.


Lish, Mabel D. (West) Hardcastle 10 May 1899 - 12 Aug 1969   CCR 21 Aug 1969 p5

[Note: Daughter of  L. Daily & Lucinda (  ) West; married  Frank Hardcastle; married John D. Lish 29 Jul 1897 - 20 Jul 1976]

Graveside services for Mrs. Mabel D. Lish, 70, of Tulsa, Okla. were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Smart Cemetery in Clever. A former resident of Clever, Mrs. Lish died Tuesday morning in Doctors Hospital, Tulsa after a short illness. Survivors include one daughter, Madeleine Tarpley, Tulsa; one son, Lewis, Clever; six grandchildren and

several great grandchildren.


Litt, Genieve R. (Pendergrass) Brown 20 Jul 1926 - 11 Feb 2006 SN-L 14 Feb 2006

[Note: Daughter of Claud & Stella (Thorton) Pendergrass; married ? Brown; married ? Litt]

Genieve R. Litt, 79, Nixa, passed away at 10:26 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, in Cox Hospital South. Genieve was born July 20, 1926, in Rock Port, Mo., to Claud and Stella (Thorton) Pendergrass. She is survived by her four children, Karen Laramore, of Arma, Kan., Sonny Brown, of Redding, Calif., Joe Brown, of Carson City, Nev., and Dale Brown, of Apple Valley, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren; she is also survived by her seven sisters and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was loved by all her family and friends. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, in Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home, 500 E. Walnut Street, with Rev. Tim Wertz officiating. Burial will follow in Brookline Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight, in the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at


Littell, Duane Oliver 23 Nov 1913 - 17 Jul 2002 CCH-N 7 Aug 2002

[Note: Son of John S. & Eva (Shamp) Littell; married Genevieve "Jan"]

Duane Oliver Littell, 88, Springfield, died July 17, 2002, in the Manor at Elfindale, Springfield. Littell was born Nov. 23, 1913, in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, the son of John S. and Eva (Shamp) Littell. In 1934, he received his undergraduate bachelor's degree from Geneva College and graduated with a law degree in 1938 from Duke University. From 1943 until 1945, he was a Counter Intelligence Officer for the Fifth Army, 69th Division and served as Captain in the Army Reserve Military Intelligence until 1953. He was preceded in death by both of his parents. He is survived by his loving wife Genevieve "Jan" Littell, Springfield; two sons Duane Oliver Littell, Jr., Steamboat Springs, Colo.; and Gary T. Littell, Springfield, Ohio; and six grandchildren, Todd Chad, Michelle, Trey, John and Julia Littell. The Littell family wishes to express their gratitude wishes to express their gratitude to The Manor at Elfindale staff for the care given to Duane during his stay at the facility. Also special thanks to Community Hospices of America for all the support and care during the terminal stages of Duane's illness. A private family burial was held in Dogwood Cemetery, Dogwood. Arrangements were under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial donations in memory of Littell can be made to Community Hospices of America Foundation, 1465 East Primrose, Suite A, Springfield, Mo. 65804.


Little, Alma L. (Washam) 8 Aug 1893 - 2 Feb 1989

[Note: Daughter of Mathias S. “Matt“ & Helen (Woodworth) Washam; married 12 Oct 1913 Onis Little 30 Mar 1892 - 18 Nov 1984]

Funeral services for Alma L. Little, 95, were held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, February 5 at the Clever United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Bohall officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery under direction of Meadors of Clever.  Mrs. Little died Thursday evening at Ozark Methodist Manor Nursing Home, Marionville, following a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of the Clever community and a member of the Clever United Methodist Church. She is survived by one son, Joe Little of Clever, one daughter, Helen Jenkins of Aurora; one brother Glen Washam of Monett; three sisters, Dortha Wilder, and Madiline Ferrier State of California and Nellie Kerr of Clever; four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Contributions may be made to Clever Methodist Church.

Funeral Card: ALMA L. LITTLE Aug 8, 1893   - Feb. 2, 1989. SERVICES HELD: Clever United Methodist Church, February 5, 1989, at 2:00 P.M.  ESCORTS: Bob King, John Kerr, Rex Little, Travis Little, Gary Stallcup, Danny Krasser. MUSIC: Debbie Gardner, Joe Nelson. FINAL RESTING PLACE: Wise Hill Cemetery MEADORS FUNERAL HOMES Clever, Mo. Contributed by the Clever Older Adults Assoc. and Bea Gardner.


Little, Andrew Edward “Andy” 6 May 1910 - 8 Jun 1985 OH 13 Jun 1985 p9

[Note: Son of Peter Lorenzo & Verdie M. (Bullard) Little; married 10 Jan 1931 Helen Jones; married 13 Aug 1965 Ruth V. Calley; tombstone gives 6 May birthday; SSDI says 6 Mar]

Services for Andy Little, 75, Springfield, were held June 11 in Greenlawn South Chapel with the Rev., D. W. Wartenbee officiating. Burial was in Delaware Cemetery, west of Nixa. Mr. Little died June 8 in Maranatha Manor after a long illness. A Christian County native, he was a lifelong resident of Christian and Greene Counties. He was a builder and owner of 7 Gables and Andy’s Truck Stop. He was also an auctioneer. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Brooks and Alberta Adair, both of Springfield; two brothers, Raymond, Springfield, and Homer, Raytown; three sisters, Hazel Brown, Sterling, Kan., Lucille Spillers, Fontana, Calif. and Kathryn Harris, Springfield; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


Little, Arlie W. 17 May 1913 - 16 Dec 2005 SN-L 18 Dec 2005

[Note: Son of William Barlow & Theodosia Lillian “Doshia” (Manes) Little; married 13 Jul 1939 Laura Bell]

Arlie W. Little, 92, a lifetime Clever area resident, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Friday, December 16, 2005, at Sonshine Manor, Republic. He was born May 17, 1913, at the Christian-Greene County line to William W. and Doshia (Manes) Little. He was united in marriage to Laura Bell July 13, 1939. They were faithful members of the Clever United Methodist Church. Mr. Little was a retired farmer. He enjoyed farming, golfing, and most of all, his politics. His parents, five sisters, and four brothers preceded him in death. His loving wife, Laura, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends survive him. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2005, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with Rev. Lynn Swadley, Jr., and Rev. Mary Ann Ray officiating. Burial will follow in Pope Cemetery, Clever. Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Clever United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home.


Little, Arthur Lee “Stack” 1 Oct 1926 - 11 Mar 2005 SN-L 14 Mar 2005

[Note: Son of Milton Aaron & Eliza Ann (Pitts) Little; married Ellen Jayne Confer 26 Mar 1926 - 6 Jan 1998]

Arthur Lee "Stack" Little, 78, Springfield, passed away Friday, March 11, 2005, in Cox South Hospital. He was born October 1, 1926, the son of Milton A. Little and Eliza Ann (Pitts) Little. Retired from the military, he served his country in the U.S. Army from 1946 until 1966. After retirement, Mr. Little worked in construction for Bell Building Systems in Springfield. He was a member of East Sunshine Baptist Church. He enjoyed being outdoors, camping and fishing. His garden was a source of pride for him, and he would challenge anyone to a game of dominoes. His wife, Ellen Jayne (Confer) Little, preceded him in death, as well as three sons, Albert Lee Little, Todd Shaeffer, and Scott Shaeffer; brothers and sisters, Ollie Little, Estie Dougan, Homer Little, Doc Little, Doyle Little; two infant siblings; and his parents. Survivors include eight brothers and sisters, Millard Little and wife, Theda, Highlandville, Mable Keysser and husband, Orval, Highlandville, Marvin A. Little and wife, Evelyn, Blue Springs, Alice Jane Blanchard, Ozark, Lucille Dennis, Bradleyville, Myrtle Sue Loveland and husband, Jack, Sparta, Florence Rantz and husband, Loyd, Spokane, and Tommy Little and wife, Helen, Ponce de Leon; a daughter, Heidi Keller, Gatlinburg, Tenn.; two sons, Lance Shaeffer, Pittsburgh, Penn., and Mark Shaeffer and wife, Sue, Springfield; two daughters-in-law, Carol Shaeffer and Caryn Shaeffer; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Evans-West, Jessica Shaeffer, James Shaeffer and wife, Tricia, Les Shaeffer and wife, Amy, Jennifer Daves and husband, Ben, and Erin Shaeffer; three great-grandchildren, Abel Shaeffer, Nikki Shaeffer, and Marcus Shaeffer; a very close friend, Maxine Cinadr; many nieces and nephews; and his canine companion, Lady. Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2005, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Ron Houston officiating. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, with full military honors at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.


Little, Betah H. (Hendrex) 1 Jan 1903 - 31 Dec 2001 SN-L 2 Jan 2002

[Note: Daughter of James Lewis & Nancy A. (Hart) Hendrex; married 5 Jan 1924 Rev. Clyde Edward Little 7 Jul 1900 - 10 Sep 1933]

Betah H. Little, 98, Clever, died at 11:55 a.m. Monday Dec. 31, 2001, in the Ozarks Methodist Manor, Marionville, one day before her 99th birthday. She was born Jan. 1, 1903, in Ponce De Leon, Mo., to James Lewis and Nancy A (Hart) Hendrex. Mrs. Little attended Marionville College, where she met Rev. Clyde Edward Little. They were married Jan. 5, 1924. She later received her Bachelor's degree from SMSU and her Master's degree from Drury College. She was an elementary and intermediate teacher in the Abesville Consolidated, Clever, and Leadwood School Districts. She retired from the Leadwood School after 34 years of teaching. She was a volunteer at the Ozarks Methodist Manor for 14 years and was a lifetime member of their auxiliary. A longtime resident of Clever, she was an active member of the Clever United Methodist Church until her health failed. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1933; her parents; two brothers; and one sister. She is survived by two sons and their wives, James Edward and Helen Little, Jefferson City, and Charles H. and Verda Lea Little, Clever; three grandchildren, Lea Anne Little, St. Louis, Susan Bliss and husband Norman, Carrolton, and James Little and wife Jeanne, Columbia; two great-grandchildren, Kellen James Little and Katherine Jane Little; a step-granddaughter, Angela Wellman; and a step-great-grandson, Jaceton Stark; one brother-in-law, D.T. Little and wife Mildred; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Hendrex and Isabel Little; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday Jan. 3, 2002, in Clever United Methodist Church with Rev. Dennis Bowling officiating under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. Burial will be in Wise Hill Cemetery, north of Clever. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family requests memorials be made to the Clever United Methodist Church. January 2, 2002, Springfield News-Leader.


Little, Charles Hendrex 9 Apr 1927 - 17 Dec 2002  SN-L 19 Dec 2002

[Note: Son of Rev. Clyde Edward & Betah H. (Hendrex) Little; married 15 Feb 1948 Verda Lea Davis 15 Feb 1930 - 15 Apr 2005]

Charles Hendrex Little, 75, died at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2002 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born April 9, 1927 in Epping, New Hampshire, the son of Rev. Clyde Edward and Betah (Hendrex) Little. Mr. Little served his country in the U.S. Army during the occupation in Japan during World War II. He was united in marriage to Verda Lea Davis on February 15, 1948. Mr. Little was the recipient of the Community Service award from the city of Clever, because of his service as the Christian County Deputy, Clever Volunteer Fire Chief, and Clever Police Chief. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Clever, and the President of the United Methodist Men's Organization. Mr. Little was owner and operator of The Clever Garage for over thirty years and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1991 as a rural mail carrier. He was also a Chrysler products antique care enthusiast. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister-in-law, Maxine Davis; and brothers-in-law, Dee Little, Gerald Hale and Richard Phillips. He is survived by his wife, Verda Lea of the home; his daughter, Lea Anne Little, St. Louis; a brother and his wife, James Edward and Helen Little, Jefferson City; an uncle and his wife, Daniel T. and Mildred Little, Springfield; two aunts, Gladys Hendrex, Ozark, and Isabel Little, Overland Park, Kansas; sisters-in-law, Doris Little, Dolores Hale, both of Clever, and Henrietta Phillips, Republic; three nieces; seven nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 20, 2002 at the United Methodist Church, Clever, with Rev. Dennis Bowling officiating, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Homes, Clever. Burial will follow in Wise Hill Cemetery, Clever. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the United Methodist Church, Clever. Springfield News-Leader, December 19, 2002.


Little, Charles Rickman 14 May 1927 - 9 Jan 1976 OH 15 Jan 1976 p11

[Note: Son of Hobart & Lena (Rickman) Little; married Wanda]

CLEVER - Services for Charles R. Little, 49, Clever, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Clever Methodist Church with the Rev. Larkin Hadin officiating. Burial will be in Wise Hill Cemetery north of here under direction of Meadors of Clever. A lifelong resident of the Clever area, he was a farmer and stockman. He was a member of the American Breeders Association and the Clever Methodist Church and was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Wanda; three sons, Rick of Eldon, Dick of Clever, and Randy of Springfield; one daughter, Miss Shirley Little, Springfield; his mother, Mrs. Lena Little, Clever; two sisters, Mrs. George Kynion, Springfield, and Mrs. Bob Cowan, Broken Arrow, Okla.; and two grandchildren.


Little, Cleva 5 May 1918 - 21 May 1986 OH 29 May 1986 p4

[Note: Daughter of Robert W. “Bob” & Melvina “Vina” (Moore) Little]

Services for Cleva Little, 68, Springfield, were held May 23 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, with the Rev. Richard Eakins officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens., Mrs. Little died May 21 in Cox Medical Center North, Springfield, following a short illness. She was a retired school teacher and attended the Methodist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Vivian Little, Springfield and Mides Russell, Nixa; and one brother, Ones Little, Walnut Grove.


Little, Clyde Edward, Rev. 4 Jun 1900 - 10 Sep 1933 CCR 14 Sep 1933 p1

[Note: Son of Daniel Taylor & Maud (Laney) Little; married 5 Jul 1924 Betah H. Hendrex 1 Jan 1903 - 31 Dec 2001]

The Rev. Clyde Little, 33, for the past four years pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at De Soto, MO, died at 6 o’clock Sunday night in his home there of typhoid fever. Funeral services were conducted at noon Tuesday in DeSoto. The body was to be sent to Clever Monday afternoon, and allowed to lie in state there until 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, when funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church by the Rev. A.E. Peterson, Springfield district superintendent of the M.E. Church. Burial was made in Wise Hill cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral home of Clever. The Reverend Mr. Little is survived by his wife and two sons, 6 and 8 years old, at DeSoto; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Little of Clever, well-known residents of that community; three brothers, Lore, and D.T. Little of Clever and Noel of Kansas City; four sisters, Misses Tressa, Eva and Ila Little and Mrs. Alma Wilkins, all of Clever, and his grandmother, known as “Aunt Mollie” Little, a venerable woman of Clever.


Little, Clyde Edward, Rev. 4 Jun 1900 - 10 Sep 1933 CCR 21 Sep 1933 p2

Clyde Edward Little, eldest son of Mr. D.F. and Mrs. Maud Little was born June 4, 1900, in Clever, Mo., and departed this life Sept. 10, 1933, at his home in De Soto, Mo., at the age of 33 years, four months and six days. He began his education in the public school in Clever. Later he attended the Ozark Wesleyan Junior College and received his A.B. degree from Missouri Wesleyan College. So thoroughly did he prepare for his work than in 1928 he received the degree of Bachelor of Sacred Theology from Boston University School [INCOMPLETE]


Little, Daniel Taylor 30 Jan 1875 - 20 Apr 1962  CCR 26 Apr 1962 p4

[Note: Son of  George Washington & Mary C. “Mollie“ (Martin) Little; married  Maud Rosella Laney 23 Oct 1879 - 21 Aug 1952]

Daniel Taylor Little, 87, died Friday, April 20, at 9 a.m. at a Billings rest home. He was a retired farmer and had been a resident of the Clever community since the age of 15. He was a member of the Clever Methodist Church. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Alma Wilkins, Clever, Mrs. Tressa Sestek, Kansas City, Mrs. Eva Maples and Mrs. Ilah Ramsdell, both of Springfield, three sons, Noel., Kansas City, Loer, Clever and D. T., Jr.. Ft. Dodge, Iowa; two brothers, Martin, Springfield and David, Clever; a sister, Mrs. May Kerr of Lebanon; 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Clever Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Mayfield officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery under direction of Harris of Clever.


Little, David Eugene 31 Oct 1952 - 22 Jun 1953   CCR 25 Jun 1953 p1

[Note: Son of Adrain & Imogene (Keysser) Little]

Funeral services for David Eugene Little, seven-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Little of Ponce de Leon, Mo, who died June 22, were held Tuesday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church west of Highlandville, the Rev. H. J. Crosby officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Nixa. Survivors, other than the parents are one sister, Barbara; the paternal grandfather, Robert Little of Springfield and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Henry of Rt. 2, Galena


Little, Dee Delmar 6 Sep 1915 - 31 Oct 1978 OH 9 Nov 1978 p10

[Note: Son of  William Barlow & Theodosia Lillian "Dosia" (Maness) Little; married 17 Nov 1938 CCM Doris Davis]

CLEVER - Dee D. Little, 63 of Rt. 1, Billings, died at his home Tuesday afternoon after an apparent heart attack. He was a member of the Clever United Methodist church and a general agent for American National Insurance Company. Surviving are his wife Doris; one son, Mike, Republic; two brothers, Ray, state of California and Arlie, Clever; four sisters, Mrs. Ona Riley, Republic, Mrs. Tina Swadley, Springfield, Mrs. Velma Meadors and Mrs. Alta Ghan, both of Clever. Services were at noon Tuesday in the Clever United Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank GiImore and Larkin Haden officiating. Burial was in Wise Hill Cemetery north of Clever under direction of Meadors of Clever.


Little, Dixie Lee (Aven) 28 Mar 1932 - 12 Feb 2000

[Note: Daughter of James & Olweta (  ) Aven; married 9 Jul 1950 Joe Holland Little 20 Aug 1929 - 1 Dec 2002]

”This life’s” evening sun set for Dixie Lee Little, 67, Saturday, Feb 12, 2000, in her home in Clever, MO., surrounded by the love and care of her family and the support of special nurses with Hospice of Southwest Missouri.  The sun rose for Dixie on March 28, 1932, in Nixa, MO., the daughter of James and Oleta Aven.  She touched many lives with her spirit of sunshine and laughter.  At an early age she became a member of the Nixa Church of Christ and was strengthened and sustained by her faith lifelong.  On July 9 1950, she was united in marriage to Joe H. Little, a faithful and caring companion.  Dixie was a loving, loyal and giving supporter to her family, church and community.  She also enjoyed and treasured many happy friendships.  Dixie was a dedicated preschool teacher in Nixa for 26 years.  She leaves a wonderful lasting legacy, not only to her family, but to the hundreds of children she taught.  Survivors include her husband, Joe; a  son, Rex Little and wife, Cindi; a daughter, Debbie Krasser and husband, Danny; seven grandchildren, Travis Little and wife, Rhonda, Zachary McCafferty, Johnathan Little, and Katie and Tori Krasser, all of Clever, MO; Casey Little, Republic, and San Coay and husband, Neil, Kansas; a great-granddaughter, Emily Little, Clever, MO; her mother, Oleta Aven, Nixa; two sisters, LuAnna Baysinger and husband, James, Nixa, and Lois Anderson and husband, Gerry, Lee’s Summit; a sister-in-law, Helen Jenkins and husband, John, clever; and a host of other beloved family members and friends.  She was preceded in death by her father, James Aven.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb 15, 2000 in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with James Baysinger Officiating.  Burial will be in Wise Hill Cemetery.  The Clever chapel will be open at 2 p.m. today with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri.  Dixie fought her battle of cancer with faith, courage and dignity.  We take comfort in these words, "The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms." Deut. 33:27. Contributed by Marcia Haworth and Becky Schimek.


Little, Dock 17 Oct 1920 - 30 Dec 2000

[Note: Son of Milton Aaron & Eliza (Pitts) Little; married Imogene 3 Jun 1928 - 14 May 1994; married Clarice]

Dock Little, 80, Springfield MO departed from this life at 1:10 p.m. Saturday 30 Dec 2000, in Cox Medical Center North.  Dock was Born 17 Oct 1920, in Depew, OK, to the late Milton Aaron Little and Eliza Pitts Little.  Dock was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Nixa.  He loved to garden and retired from Dayco Industries in Springfield MO. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.  He is survived by his Wife, Clarice Little, of the home; a daughter, Sharon Schiesi of Anthony NM,; two sons, Wilburn Little of Rusk TX, and Roger Little of Charleston SC; two step-children, Carl Curtis of Nixa, and Janice Kittle of Battlefield MO; five brothers, Tommy of Ponce de Leon, Millard of Highlandville MO, Marvin of Kansas City MO, and Arthur and Homer of Springfield MO; five sisters, Jane Blanchard of Ozark MO, Myrtle Loveland of Brunner, Mable Keysser of Highlandville, Florence Rantz of Spokane and Lucille Dennis of Bradleyville; three grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild, 13 step-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday 3 Jan 2001, in Walnut Lawn DeGraffenreid-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Curtis officiating.  Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery. Contributed by Marcia Haworth and Becky Schimek.

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