Lomenick, Chester L, d. 2007 - Loomis, Donald Leroy, d. 2007

 

Lomenick, Chester L. 4 Dec 1925 - 3 Nov 2007 CCH-N14 Nov 2007

[Note: Son of Ivan & Shula (Bradford) Lomenick; married 4 Dec 1945 Doris Shipley ? - Aug 1997

Chester L. Lomenick, 81, formerly of Kearney and Holt areas, died Nov. 3, 2007 at the Christian Health Care of Nixa, in Nixa. Funeral services were Nov. 7, at the Fry-Boss and Spidle Chapel, Kearney. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Kearney. Mr. Lomenick was born December 4, 1925 in Lebanon, the son of Ivan and Shula Bradford Lomenick. He was raised in Lebanon. On December 4, 1945, in Lebanon, he married Doris Shipley. Mr. Lomenick was a commercial freight hauler for 40 years, retiring in 1991 from Middlewest Freightways. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Lake Arrowhead, near Holt. In August 1997, his wife of 52 years died. Chester continued to live at their home at Lake Arrowhead until 2000, when he moved to Clever, to be near his daughter. For the past several years he has made his home at Christian Health Care of Nixa. Mr. Lomenick was a Navy Veteran of WWII and very proud to be an American. He was a Methodist. In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Ted; and a grandson, Bobby Patterson. He is survived by three daughters: Pamela Patterson, Kansas City, Dilana Kuticka and her husband, Jim, Clever, and Tammy McElyea, Seattle, Wash.; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

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Lone, W. R. 1898 - 28 May 1979 OH 31 May 1979 p3

Funeral service for W. R. Lone, 80 of Monett, brother of Mrs. Helen Wolfe of Strafford, will be held tomorrow (Friday) in Buchanan Chapel in Monett with the Rev. Vernon McBride officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery. Mr. Lone died Monday in Springfield Medi-Center after a long illness.

 

Long, Bert W. 3 Jun 1880 - 15 Sep 1929 CCR 19 Sep 1929 p1

[Note: Son of D. W. & ? (Crane) Long; married Maude Lawson 15 Nov 1887 - 15 Sep 1929]

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Long, Maude (Lawson) 15 Nov 1887 - 15 Sep 1929 CCR 19 Sep 1929 p1

[Note: Daughter of S. G. & Janie (Unger) Lawson; married Bert W. Long 3 Jun 1880 - 15 Sep 1929; tombstone in Maplewood Cemetery spells name Maude]

Couple Killed In Auto Wreck

Driver Falls Asleep As Truck Leaves road to Crash into Tree - Bodies Brought to Ozark and Prepared for Burial - Lived at Harrison, Arkansas

Two persons were killed almost instantly when the driver of a truck apparently fell asleep at the wheel, allowing the vehicle to leave highway 65, 34 miles south of Springfield and crash into a large tree about 1:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, The dead are Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Long, aged 51 and 45 years respectively, of Harrison, Arkansas. Long, operator of a milk and cream truck between Harrison and Springfield, was coming here with a load of cream when the accident occurred. Fear that such a tragedy might befall her husband had caused Mrs. Long at the last moment to accompany her husband. He had worked all day Saturday ant the greater part of Saturday night. She thought her presence would help keep him awake. Long was driving the truck north on the highway at a speed of about 40 miles an hour when drowsiness overpowered him. The truck dashed to the side of the road, plunged over a deep ditch and ploughed through a wire fence to some to a sudden stop when it crashed into a large tree. The force of the impact shoved the engine back into the cab, crushing the man and his wife. Passing automobilist hurriedly freed them from the wreckage, but both died before medical aid arrived. They suffered internal injuries. Both, however, were able to give details of the accident before their deaths. A vain attempt was made to notify the two grown children of the couple at Harrison of the accident and get them to the scene before the parents died. Mrs. Long gave the telephone number of the children and begged to see them before she died. The bodies were brought to the T. B. Chaffin Funeral home here, where they were prepared for removal to Harrison for burial. The wrecked vehicle was a new Chevrolet truck.

 

Long,  Bertha Ann (Chapman) Young Arthur 29 Jan 1888 - Oct 1970

[Note: Daughter of  John B. & Nancy (Garrison) Chapman; married  Samuel Plenty Young 25 Feb 1887 - 4 May 1941; married second ? Arthur; married 3 Sep 1954 Lawrence John Long June 1882 - 27 May 1964;  tombstones in under both Young and Long, the Long one with no dates]

Bertha Ann Long, 83, of Clever died at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday after a long illness.  Survivors include five sons, Paul Young of Pasadena, Tex., Roy Young of Clever, Oren Young of Springfield, Howard Young of Austin, Tex., and Junior Young of Seattle, Wash.; and two daughters, Dorothy Gold of Clever and Eulah Pennington of Wichita, Kan.  Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Clever Baptist Church with the Rev. Eli Routh and Jim Smith officiating.  Burial will be in the Frazier Cemetery under the direction of Cantrell of Clever.

Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of October 1970, in the margin.

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Long, Bertha Ann (Chapman) Young Arthur 29 Jan 1888 - 28 Oct 1970  CCR 5 Nov 1970 p4

Funeral services for Bertha Ann Long, 83, of Clever were at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Clever Baptist Church with the Rev. Eli Routh and Jim Smith officiating. Burial was in the Frazier Cemetery under the direction of Cantrell of Clever. Mrs. Long died Wednesday at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, following a long illness. Survivors include five sons, Paul Young of Pasadena, Tex., Roy Young of Clever, Oren Young of Springfield, Howard Young of Austin, Tex., and Junior Young of Seattle, Wash.; and two daughters, Dorothy Young of Clever and Bulah Pennington of Wichita, Kan.

 

Long, Carlos Dean 26 Feb 1929 - 27 Jan 1979 OH 1 Feb 1979 p5

Carlos Dean Long, 49, Mountain Grove, brother of a Nixa resident, died Jan. 27 after apparently suffering a heart attack in his office in Mountain Grove. He was manager of the H. & R. Block Tax Service. Mrs. Amel Blevins of Nixa is among those surviving. Services were held Tuesday in the First Freewill Baptist Church of Mountain Grove with burial in the Coon Creek Cemetery.

 

Long, Clara Pauline 24 Mar 1920 - 15 Aug 1982 OH 19 Aug 1982 p9

[Note: married Rance J. Long 11 Nov 1912 - May 1985]

Service for Clara Pauline Long, 62, Nixa, were held Aug. 17 in Springfield with the Rev. Wilbur Cravens officiating. Burial was in Rivermonte Cemetery, Springfield. Mrs. Long died Aug. 15 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a long illness. A Nixa and Springfield area resident for most of her life, she was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Rance J.; a son, Randall, Nixa; two daughters, Mrs. Beverly Swope, Gladstone, and Gina McConnell, Kansas City; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Thiessen, Buhler, Kan,. and Mrs. Wanda Alexander, Reeds Spring; and three grandchildren.

 

Long, Connie Lee 1947 - 16 May 2004  SN-L 18 May 2004

[Note: married 23 Jul 1994 William Eugene “Bill” Long]

Connie Lee Long, age 56, died on May 16, 2004. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Don Blansit officiating.

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Long, Connie Lee 23 May 1947 - 16 May 2004 CCH-N 26 May 2004

Connie Lee Long, 56, of Springfield, died Sunday, May 165 in St. John’s Regional Medical Center. She was born May 23, 1947 in Plainwell, Mich. She served her country in the U. S. Marine Corps. On July 23, 1994, she and William Eugene Long were united in marriage. Connie enjoyed her family and was a loving mother and  grandmother. Survivors include her husband, Bill; five children, Michael and Sally of Australia; Jennifer of Butler, Ohio, Douglass of the home and Christopher of New Mexico; three step-children, Delese of Laramie, Wyo., William Jr. of Salt Lake City, Utah and Kaylyne of Ogden, Utah; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; four sisters, Pat, Pam, Cindy and Jennie and two brothers, Brian and Danny. A memorial service was held at 2 a.m. Thursday, May 20 in Adams Funeral Home with Pastor Don Blansit officiating.

 

Long, Donald James 7 Aug 1940 - 12 Apr 2005 SN-L 15 Apr 2005

[Note: Son of James "Dick" & Vera (  ) Long; married Joe Ann m/1 Kee]

Donald James Long, 64, Clever, Missouri, passed away at 10:40 p.m. April 12, 2005, in his home. He was born August 7, 1940, in Paris, Texas, to James "Dick" and Vera Long. Don is survived by his wife, Mrs. Joe Ann Long, Clever; three stepsons, Ricky Kee, Springfield, Billy Kee, Conway, Mo., and Morris Kee Jr., Springfield; seven grandchildren; nine great-grand- children; siblings, Jean Walters, Red Bluff, Calif., Nell Conn, Venus, Texas, Arlene Bruce, Iva, Texas, Robert Long, Bedford, Texas, and Veda Suits, Carrollton, Texas. A celebration of Don's life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2005, in the family home at 763 Richwood School House Road, Clever. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund at Great Southern Bank, West Battlefield Branch, in his name.

 

Long, Donald Lewis,  Sr. 16 Apr 1942 - 27 Jun 2006 SN-L 30 Jun 2006

[Note: Son of Lewis & Laverna (  ) Long; married 28 May 1960 Carolyn Thompson]

Donald Lewis Long Sr., loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away June 27, 2006, in Springfield, Mo. He was born April 16, 1942, in Harveyville, Kan., to Lewis and Laverna Long. He spent most of his life in Topeka and was a graduate of Highland Park in 1960. The last 25 years have been spent in the Ozarks, most recently in Spokane, Mo. Mr. Long worked in management for Kent Brown Chevrolet, John Hoffer and Bill Kobach auto dealerships in Topeka. He enjoyed the building and custom painting of old cars. He participated in many old car events. He was a member of the Ozarks Antique Auto Club of Springfield. He was married to Carolyn Thompson on May 28, 1960, in Topeka. Surviving Mr. Long are his wife of 46 years, Carolyn, and their three children, Michelle Varney of Ozark, Mo, Dawn Kramer and Donald Lewis Long Jr., both of Topeka; a brother, Vincent Long and his wife, LuAnn, of Topeka; six grandchildren in Topeka and three grandchildren in Highlandville, Mo. Memorial services will be held in Nixa, Missouri, on Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at the Bridge Church of Nixa from 1 to 3 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Donald L. Long Memorial Fund in care of the Davidson Funeral Home, 1035 N. Kansas, Topeka, KS 66608.

 

Long, Elizabeth M. (Carpenter) 16 Jan 1849 - 28 Apr 1936 CCR 7 May 1936 p1

[Note: married 1881 William Long]

Elizabeth Carpenter was born January 16, 1849, and departed this life April 28, 1936, at the age of 87 years, 3 months and 12 days. She was married to William Long in 1881 who preceded her in death many years ago. To this union were born two sons: Isaac and George Long. She united with the Primitive Baptist church in August, 1895, and has lived a faithful Christian life ever since. Other survivors are 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the church at Hurley, MO, conducted by Rev. D.F. Coones of Lebanon, MO, with burial in the Quail Spur cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, MO.

 

Long, Floyd C., Sr. 19 Mar 1905 - 19 Apr 1982  OH 29 Apr 1982 p8

[Note: Son of Samuel A. & Minnie ( ) Long; married Ruby]

Services for Floyd C. Long, Sr., 77, Norwood, were held April 23 in Craig-Hurtt-Hutsell-Dedmon Funeral Chapel in Mountain Grove with the Rev. R. E. Hensley officiating. Burial was in Mount Valley Cemetery near Mountain Grove. Mr. Long died April 19 in Ozark Methodist Manor, Marionville, after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Ruby; one son, Floyd, Jr.; Derby, Kan.; one daughter, Ann Staiger, Billings; one brother,. Ivan Long, Placerville, Calif.; two sisters, Maggie Rumsfelt, Norwood, and Clara Barnett, Mountain Grove; and five grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Long, Frances (Smith) 9 Aug 1909 – 24 Sep 1991  NN-E 3 Oct 1991

[Note: Daughter of Charles B. & Ollie Mae (Carroll) Smith; married Lloyd Long 1 Nov 1911 - Sep 1986]

Frances Long, 82, Ozark, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1991 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Aug. 9, 1909, and was the daughter of Charles B. and Ollie Mae Carroll Smith. She resided in Fort Worth, Texas, before moving to Ozark seven years ago. She was a graduate of Draughon Business College and was a member of Ozark Christian Church. She was also a member of Polytechnic Chapter No. 420 Order of Eastern Star Grand Chapter of Texas, American Quarter Horse Association and Crossroad Stockhorse Association. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carol Elnora and Denny Willis, Ozark; three grandchildren, Tamara Kaye Sweet, Denver, Colo., T.Sgt. Thomas E. Tye, RAF Lakenheath, England, and Tracy Willis, Mount Vernon; a brother, James William Smith, Fort Worth, Texas; six great-grandsons; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Long, in 1986; her parents and a brother, Charles B. Smith Jr. Services were Friday, Sept. 27 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Neal Grubaugh officiating. Burial was in Brookline Cemetery.

 

Long, Gene W. 25 Dec 1916 - Mar 1979 OH 22 Mar 1979 p11

Services for Gene W. Long, 62, formerly of Springfield, were held Monday in Petaluma, Calif. Burial was in Marsh Air Force Base Cemetery. He retired as a chief master sergeant from the Air Force in 1960 after 30 years in the service. Among those surviving is a brother, Rance in Nixa and a sister, Mrs. Milo Thornton of Nixa.

 

Long, Geraldine Marie (Knight) Litton 26 Mar 1931 - Jun 2005 SN-L 23 Jun 2005

[Note: Daughter of Raymond & Cecil (  ) Knight; married ? Litton; married Otis G. Long]

Geraldine Marie Long, 74, Nixa, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2005, in her home. She was born March 26, 1931, in Belle, Mo., to Raymond and Cecil Knight. She and her husband, Otis G. Long, lived in Colorado many years before moving to Nixa four years ago. Mrs. Long was a homemaker and attended the North Nixa Baptist Church. She loved flowers, reading, and her boxers, but most of all, she enjoyed her grandchildren. Her parents and a son, Dennis Litton, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Otis, of the home; a son and his wife, Randy and Pam Long, Boaz; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Alana Mahaney, Belle, Mo.; and other relatives and friends. There will be a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2005, in the First Baptist Church in Belle, Mo. Burial will follow in Union Hill Cemetery, Vienna, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Long, Helena Kay (Schnake) 18 Jan 1954 - 16 Dec 2011 CCH-N 4 Jan 2012

[Note: Daughter of Lloyd John & Opal Faue (Witthaus) Schnake, Sr.; married 18 May 1971 Chuck Long]

            Helena “Kaye” (Schnake) Long, 57, of Cassville, went home to be with the Lord Dec. 16, 2011, in her home, after battling cancer. She was born Jan. 18, 1954, in Vernona, the daughter of Lloyd John, Sr. and Opal Faye (Withaus) Schnake. On May 18, 1971, she was united in marriage to Chuck Long. From this union, three sons were born. She is survived by her husband, three sons and nine grandchildren: Dean Long and his fiance Vicki Litchfield and their children Tyler, Dalton, Dustin, Pake and Maddison of Granby; Derrik Long and his wife Karen and their children Kody, Hallie and Kyle; and Dustin Long and his wife Katherine and their son Mason, all of Cassville; one brother, John Schnake and his wife Margie, of Pierce City; four sisters, Dorothy Doennig, Faye Swearengin and her husband, Bill and Erma Langley all of Ozark; Linda Fry and her husband, Jerry of Washburn; numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Earl Schnake and one nephew, George Schnake. Kaye who was of the Christian faith attended school at Freistatt and graduated from Monett High School in 1972, grew up in the Freistatt area and has lived in Barry County for many years. Over the years, Kaye worked at Justin Boot and Wells Hydro. She was a member of the Ride for Life which raises money for the Kidney Foundation at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. She enjoyed riding horses, rising her Harley and spending time with her family and friends. She was like a second mother to several kids and her home was always open to anyone. Burial was at Orange Cemetery, Aurora under direction of John Funeral Home, Cassville.


Long, John D. 1847 -  20 Jun 1922 CCR 23 Jun 1922 p1

John D. Long, aged 75 years died of old age infirmities at the county alms house June 20th, 1922 and was buried in the county part of the cemetery June 21.

 

Long, Katherine Jean (Shelton) 23 Dec 1953 - 21 Mar 2003

[Note: Daughter of Arthur & Gracie (  ) Shelton]

Katherine Jean Shelton Long, age 49, of Springfield, formerly of Ozark, passed away from cancer, Friday, March 21, 2003, in her home. She was born December 23, 1953. Kathy was presently employed by Premier Health Plans as an enrollment specialist. She was a long time member and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church, Ozark. Survivors include two children, Steven Long and wife Cindy, Ozark, and Julie Girth, Springfield; three grandchildren, Zackery Girth, Destanie Girth, and Reece Long; her mother, Gracie Shelton, Ozark; two sisters, Melinda Shelton, Springfield, and Cindy Stark, Nixa; an aunt and uncle, Mary and Stan Kerr, Branson; a nephew, Jeremy Woods and Jessica and their child, Olivia; a niece, Angela Ghan and husband Matt, and their children, Riley and Adam; her stepmother, Shirley Shelton; a stepsister, Carol Box and husband Jason and their son, James; and a stepbrother, Dennis Herd and wife Nancy, and their children Shane and David. Her father, Arthur Shelton, preceded her in death in 2002. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Troy Rhoden and Rev. Jim Jeffries officiating. Burial will follow in Hopedale Cemetery, Ozark. Springfield News-Leader, March 23, 2003.

 

Long, Lawrence John June 1882 - 27 May 1964      CCR 4 Jun 1964 p1

[Note: Son of Albert W. & Emma Emely ( Park) Long; married Ruby Freelove; married Bertha Chapman m/1 Young, m/2 Arthur 29 Jan 1888 - Oct 1970]

Lawrence John Long, 82, Union City, a retired farmer of Stone County, died at 3 a.m. last Wednesday at Springfield Baptist Hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks. Mr. Long had spent most of his life in the Highlandville community. He was a member of the Union City Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Bertha of the home; five step-sons, Paul Young, Jasper, Tex., Howard Young, Houston, Tex., Roy Young, Route 1, Clever, Oren Young, Mt. Vernon and Junior Young, state of California.; two step-daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Gold, Route 1, Clever and Mrs. Beulah Pennington, Wichita, Kan.; one sister, Mrs. Mae Landers, Riverton, Wyo. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harris Chapel at Nixa with the Rev. Lloyd Wilson officiating. Burial was in Jones Cemetery.

 

Long, Leonard E. 5 Sep 1929 - 12 Sep 1988  OH 22 Sep 1988

[Note: married Lola]

Leonard E. Long, 59, of Springfield, died Sept. 12 at Cox Medical Center South after a short illness. Services for Mr. Long were held Friday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Springfield, with the Rev. Gerard Thies officiating. Burial was in National Cemetery. A retired cable splicer with Southwestern Bell, Mr. Long and his wife, Lola, were charter members of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Mr. Long was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers. His survivors include his wife. Lola; two sons, Randy, Ozark, and Doug, Nixa; a daughter, Rebecca Long, San Diego, California; two brothers, Everett "Manzo" of Bois d'Arc, and Alonzo, Willard; three sisters, Lora Herrera, San Leandro, California, Clara Strange, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Hazel Johnson, Springfield; and three grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nixa-Ozark Lutheran Mission, c/o Redeemer Lutheran Church, Springfield, or Hope Lutheran Church, Republic.

 

Long, Lloyd Amos 1 Nov 1911 - 20 Sep 1986 OH 25 Sep 1986 p4

[Note: Son of James William & Elnora (Denton) Long; married Oddie Frances Smith 9 Aug 1909 - 24 Sep 1991]

Services for Lloyd A. Long. 74, Ozark, were held Sept. 23 in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Faust Matthews officiating, Burial was in Brookline Cemetery. Mr. Long died Sept. 20 in Springfield Community Hospital. He had resided in the Keller and Fort Worth, Texas, areas most of his life and moved to Ozark two and a half years ago. He was a member of the Ozark Christian Church, the Crossroads Stock Horse Association of Springfield and was a World War II veteran. He was employed as a services representative for the Frigidaire Sales Division of General Motors for 26 years before his retirement in 1973. He was a member of the Peavey Masonic Lodge No,. 1162, Polytechnic Council No. 336 R and S. M. Polytechnic Chapter 404 R.A.M. and Polytechnic Chapter No. 420 OES, all in Fort Worth. Survivors include his wife, Frances; one daughter, Carol Willis, Ozark; three brothers, J. R. Long, Midland, Texas, Joe M. Long, Huntington, Ind.; two sisters, Ruth Kermath, Chicago, Ill. and Nora Faye Groves, Coleman, Texas;  one grandson; one granddaughter; and four great grandchildren.

 

Long, Margaret (Blackford) 19 Jul 1889 - 27 Feb 1985 OH 7 Mar 1985 p9

[Note: buried beside Austin L. Long 25 Nov 1888 - Oct 1973 possible husband]

Services for Margaret Long, 95, Belleville, Ill. were held March 2 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Troy Rhoden officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery. Mrs. Long died Feb. 27 in Castlehaven Nursing Home, Belleville, after a short illness. A homemaker, she was a former Marshall resident. In 1971, she moved from Crane to Belleville, She was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include a daughter, Justina Hinds, Tulsa, Okla.; a son, Buford Long, Belleville,. Ill.; three grandchildren; and a great grandchild.

Long, Maude (Lawson) 15 Nov 1887 - 15 Sep 1929 CCR 19 Sep 1929 p1

[Note: Daughter of S. G. & Janie (Unger) Lawson; married Bert W. Long 3 Jun 1880 - 15 Sep 1929; tombstone in Maplewood Cemetery spells name Maude]

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Long, Bert W. 3 Jun 1880 - 15 Sep 1929 CCR 19 Sep 1929 p1

[Note: Son of D. W. & ? (Crane) Long; married Maude Lawson 15 Nov 1887 - 15 Sep 1929]

Couple Killed In Auto Wreck

Driver Falls Asleep As Truck Leaves road to Crash into Tree - Bodies Brought to Ozark and Prepared for Burial - Lived at Harrison, Arkansas

Two persons were killed almost instantly when the driver of a truck apparently fell asleep at the wheel, allowing the vehicle to leave highway 65, 34 miles south of Springfield and crash into a large tree about 1:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, The dead are Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Long, aged 51 and 45 years respectively, of Harrison, Arkansas. Long, operator of a milk and cream truck between Harrison and Springfield, was coming here with a load of cream when the accident occurred. Fear that such a tragedy might befall her husband had caused Mrs. Long at the last moment to accompany her husband. He had worked all day Saturday ant the greater part of Saturday night. She thought her presence would help keep him awake. Long was driving the truck north on the highway at a speed of about 40 miles an hour when drowsiness overpowered him. The truck dashed to the side of the road, plunged over a deep ditch and ploughed through a wire fence to some to a sudden stop when it crashed into a large tree. The force of the impact shoved the engine back into the cab, crushing the man and his wife. Passing automobilist hurriedly freed them from the wreckage, but both died before medical aid arrived. They suffered internal injuries. Both, however, were able to give details of the accident before their deaths. A vain attempt was made to notify the two grown children of the couple at Harrison of the accident and get them to the scene before the parents died. Mrs. Long gave the telephone number of the children and begged to see them before she died. The bodies were brought to the T. B. Chaffin Funeral home here, where they were prepared for removal to Harrison for burial. The wrecked vehicle was a new Chevrolet truck.

 

Long, Otis Glenn 1924 - 1 Jul 2007 SN-L 5 Jul 2007

Otis Glenn Long, 83, Nixa, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2007, in Cox South Hospital. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Graveside services will be at 12 noon Friday, July 6, 2007, in Union Hill Cemetery, Vienna, Mo., under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic.

 

Long, Ralph C. 25 Jul 1912 - 27 Jan 2006 SN-L 29 Jan 2006

[Note: Son of William C. & Hulda (Cook) Long; married 7 Feb 1934 Ruby Worley ]

Ralph C. Long, 93, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, at his home in Ozark, Mo. He was born July 25, 1912, at Langdon, Kan., the son of William C. and Huldah Cook Long. Ralph was raised in Kansas and married Ruby Worley on Feb. 7, 1934, at Cottonwood Falls, Kan. In 1941, the Long family moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where Ralph was a candy maker, baker and pipe fitter before going to work for McDonald Douglas in Long Beach about 1954. In 1961 and 1962, Ralph and Ruby lived in Diggins, Mo., where Ralph tried dairy farming. After a couple of years, they moved back to California where he worked for McDonald Douglas in Long Beach, and retired in 1974. In 1979, Ralph and Ruby moved to Ozark. On Dec. 26, 1983, Ruby went home to be with the Lord. Mr. Long bowled many years in Springfield with the Senior Citizens and had many active years. He was a faithful member of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Springfield for the past 27 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Raymond Long; sisters, Carmen Hutcherson and Dorothy Linder; and one great-grandchild. He is survived by two sons, Gary Long and wife, Susie, and Robert A. Long and wife, Sharon; a daughter, Norma and husband, Maurice Nichols; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at 10 a.m. with burial in McCoy Cemetery in Ozark. Visitation will be Monday evening between 7 and 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

Long, Rance J. 11 Nov 1912 - 9 May 1987  OH 14 May 1987 p5

Services for Rance J. Long, 74, Kansas City, were held May 11 in Newcomer Overland Park Chapel, Overland Park, Kan. Additional services were held May 12 in Rivermonte Chapel, Springfield. Burial was in Rivermonte Cemetery. Mr. Long died May 9 in Veterans Administration Hospital, Kansas City. He was a member of the American Legion 40 and 8 and Sparta Masonic Lodge. He was a retired iron worker and a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Randall Curtis Long, Nixa; two daughters, Gina Forbes, Leawood, Kan. and Beverly J. Swope, Gladstone; two brothers, Charlie Long, Kansas City, Kan. and George  Long, Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Nettie Thornton, Nixa and Ella Mae Conihan, Overland Park, Kan; and four grandchildren.

 

Long, Robert Allen 10 Jan 1943 - 22 Oct 2008 SN-L 25 Oct 2008 & SN-L 26 Oct 2008 & CCH-N 29 Oct 2008

[Note: Son of Ralph C. & Ruby (Worley) Long; married Aug 1965 Sharon Adams]

Robert Allen Long, age 65, of Ozark, went to be with the Lord on October 22, 2008, and finally was able to conquer his courageous fight of 41 years with Multiple Sclerosis. Robert was born January 10, 1943, in Bell, California, to Ralph and Ruby Long. In August, 1965, he married Sharon Adams. He and his family moved to Ozark, Missouri, in 1979. Mr. Long is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sharon of Ozark; son Bob Long and wife, Colette of Nixa; his daughter, Kathy (Long) Trantham and husband, Mike of Ozark; his grandchildren, Brandon, Bradley and Bryce Long of Nixa, and Megan and Ian Trantham of Ozark; his brother, Gary Long and wife, Susie of Ozark; his sister, Norma and husband, Nick of South Hutchison, Kan.; and many more family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Robert proudly joined the Marines in 1960. Shortly after he and Sharon were married, Robert was diagnosed with MS. He medically retired from his career as an Engineering Draftsman Designer at the early age of 33. Robert was a member of First Baptist Church, Ozark. Robert was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and a great friend to many. Robert is known for his wit, sharing stories and memories, and his positive attitude towards his MS. As his disabilities increased, his discipline to overcome strengthened. This strength came from God to whom he gave all the glory. He lived by many inspirational verses that strengthened his unyielding faith in Christ. Robert was known for his concern of others' salvation and spreading the Gospel of Christ to many he had come in contact with. He loved the Lord and desires that family and friends not mourn his passing, but celebrate his life and look forward to joining him as he walks and runs along the streets of gold in heaven. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial with full military honors will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Vernon Veteran's Home, or Seasons Hospice. Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsfuneralhome.net. The family would like to give special thanks to the wonderful people at Mt. Vernon Veteran's Home and Seasons Hospice for their outstanding care and support.

 

Long, Roy Lee, Sr. 3 Dec 1909 - 4 Nov 1970 CCR 12 Nov 1970 p4

[Note: Son of Andy & Iva Long; married Eva Beatrice Gregg 8 Oct 1912 - 21 Oct 1962]

Funeral services for Roy L. Long, 59, Springfield, were at 2 p.m. Friday in Harris Chapel, Nixa with Ronny Wade officiating. Burial was ion Richwood Cemetery east of Nixa. Mr. Long died at 11: 20 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 in Cox Medical Center after a short illness. He was a member of Seminole Church of Christ and a lifelong resident of the Springfield-Nixa area. Surviving are three sons, Leroy Long, Springfield, Larry Long, Seven Mile, Ohio and Dewayne Long of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Barbara Jean Keltner, Strafford, Mrs. Shirley Howard, Nixa, and Mrs. Sharon Carr, East Alton, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Umphries, Ballwin and Mrs. Elsie Wells, Des Moines, Iowa; and five grandchildren.

 

Long, Ruby (?) Freelove 27 Nov 1889 - 6 Apr 1954   CCR 8 Apr 1954 p4

[Note: married ? Freelove; married Lawrence John Long Jun 1882 - 27 May 1964]

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Long, 64, who died April 6, at her home near Highlandville, were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the Jones Chapel south of Nixa. Burial was in the cemetery there under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.  Survivors include her husband Lawrence Long, one son, Elza E. Freelove and four grandchildren.

 

Long, Ruby M. (Worley) 29 Jun 1918 - 29 Dec 1983 OH 5 Jan 1984 p8

[Note: married Ralph C. Long 25 Jul 1912 - 27 Jan 2006]

Services for Ruby M. Long, 65, Ozark, were held Dec. 29 at Harris Chapel with the Rev. Bill Lancaster officiating. Burial was in McCoy Cemetery. Mrs. Long died Dec. 25 at St. John’s Regional Health center, Springfield, following an illness of two years. A native of Allen, Kan., Mrs. long lived most of her life in Southern California before moving to Ozark in October 1979. She was a member of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Springfield. Survivors include her husband, Ralph; two sons, Gary and Bob, both of Ozark; a daughter, Mrs. Norma Nichols, Hutchinson, Kan.; two sisters, Mrs. Violet McKie, Hutchinson, Kan., and Mrs. Maude Bailer, Anaheim, Calif.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

Long, Sylvia M. (Deffenderfer) Schupbach 6 Apr 1904 - 1 Mar 1972 CCR 2 Mar 1972 p8

[Note: Daughter of  Thomas Seth & Mary Jane (Payne) Deffenderfer; married Franz Schupbach 6 May 1891 - 13 Apr 1948; married 18 May 1961 B. L .Long ; buried under name Schupbach]

Mrs. Sylvia M. Long, 67, of Ozark died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at her home after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of the Ozark community,. Surviving are her husband, B. L.; two brothers, Henry C. Deffenderfer, Ozark and Glenn Deffenderfer, Thermal, Calif.; and a sister, Mrs. Agnes Melton, of Ozark. Harris of Ozark will announce funeral arrangements.

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Long, Sylvia M. (Deffenderfer) Schupbach 6 Apr 1904 - 1 Mar 1972 CCR 9 Mar 1972 p4

Mrs. Sylvia M. Long, 67, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at her home in Ozark, after a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong resident of the Ozark community and was first united in marriage to Franz Schupbach. To this union, two sons were born, both of whom died in infancy. Mr. Schupbach died in 1948. In 1961, she was married to B. L. Long, who survives. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Agnes Melton of Ozark; two brothers, Henry Deffenderfer of Ozark and Glenn Deffenderfer of Thermal, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Vaunda Gardner of Republic; and three step grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in the Harris Chapel in Ozark, with Harley Tallman and Dorman Dixon officiating. Burial was in Schupbach Cemetery near Spokane.

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Long, Sylvia M. (Deffenderfer) Schupbach 6 Apr 1904 - 1 Mar 1972 OH 9 Mar 1972 p6

Sylvia M. Deffenderfer was born April 6, 1904 near Ozark, Mo. She was the daughter of Thomas Spencer and Mary Jane Deffenderfer. She was first married to Franz Schupbach and to this union, two sons were born. She was preceded in death by the sons in infancy and Mr. Schupbach passed away April 13, 1949. She later married B. L. Long May 18, 1961. Mrs. Long was a lifelong resident of the Ozark community and a devoted Christian. She entered into rest March 1, 1972, at her home in Ozark at the age of 67 years, 10 months and 24 days. Surviving her are her husband, B. L. Long of the home; one sister, Mrs. Agnes Melton of Ozark; two brothers, Henry Deffenderfer of Ozark and Glenn Deffenderfer of Thermal, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Vaunda Gardner of Republic; and three step grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in the Harris Chapel in Ozark, with Harley Tallman and Dorman Dixon officiating. Burial was in Schupbach Cemetery.

 

Long, Timothy Loren 17 Oct 1949 - May 1976 OH 27 May 1976 p 11

[Note: Son of ? & Freda (  ) Long; married Frances Lorene]

REPUBLIC - Services will be today at 10 a.m. in Crossroads Church west of Galena for Timothy Loren Long, 26, of Republic. The Revs. Frank Eaton and Nathan Johnson will officiate and burial will be in Crane Masonic Cemetery under direction of Manlove of Crane. Mr. Long was killed in a three-vehicle accident about 1:33 p.m. Saturday on Stone County Route 13, one mile south of Crane. Survivors include his wife, Frances Lorene, a son Jason Loren of the home, his mother, Mrs. Freda Fugitt, Springfield; a sister, Mrs. Jan Kissee, Billings; a brother, Terry, Republic and his grandmother, Mrs. Meree Long, Galena.

 

Long, Walter L. 14 Mar 1931 - 15 Jun 1990 OH 28 Jun 1990

A 59-year-old Rogersville man died Sunday afternoon after trying to save his 6-year-old grandson from drowning. Walter L. Long was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday around 3 p.m. after he drowned in the Finley River off Farm Road 14-153B northwest of Bruner, according to the Christian County Sheriff's Department. Long, who reportedly could not swim, tried to rescue his grandson, Michael Pacheco, Springfield, after he began to struggle in water about 10 feet deep. The child also could not swim, the sheriffs department said. Long was "fully clothed" and wearing work boots when he tried to make the rescue, according the sheriff's department. Sparta residents Jerry Owens and his wife, Shirley, rescued the pair from the water. Shirley Owens pulled the child from the river and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on him. Jerry Owens managed to rescue Long and both he and his wife performed CPR on him. Long, however, was pronounced dead at the scene. Pacheco was airlifted by Hammons Life Line to St. John's Regional Health Center, where he was listed in satisfactory condition.

 

Long, Walter A. 2 Oct 1857 - 10 Feb 1913 CCR 14 Feb 1913 p1

[Note: Son of Dade & Nancy (Reagen) Long; married Mattie A. Alday 16 Jul 1861 - 10 Jul 1941]

W. A. Long Dead - Walter A. Long, Long Time Resident of Ozark, Died at Battlefield

Walter A. Long, for many years a resident of Ozark, but for the last few years a resident of Battlefield where he organized the Bank of Battlefield died at that place last Sunday after a lingering illness of more than three years. The remains were brought to Ozark Tuesday for burial. Funeral services was conducted at the M. E. Church South at this place, he being a member her for some time, by Rev. Pike the pastor and the Masonic order; Mr. Long being for many years an honored member of the local Masonic Lodge. The remains were consigned to their last resting place in the Ozark cemetery beside two children who preceded him years ago. “To know him was to like him.” Walter ,as we all knew him, was a genial whole souled fellow and for years a leader in Christian County politics, having been three times elected to the office of Prosecuting Attorney and Chairman of the Republican County Committee many times and in 1904 was a prominent candidate for Cir. Judge but was defeated at the Forsyth convention for the nomination by our present judge, John T. Moore. Mr. Long came here in the early 90’s from Nodaway county and opened a law office and was very successful in his practice up to about 1906 when failing health caused him to seek other occupations. It was at this time he organized or helped to organize the Bank of Battlefield, and becoming its first cashier but failing health caused him to resign this position, though retained as president which position he held at the time of his death. He leaves the widow and one son, who was raised in Ozark and graduated in the Ozark High School in the class of 1904. Guy is now permanently located in Kansas City as a pharmacist. The Republican, together with a host of friends in Ozark and throughout Christian county extend their sympathy to the bereaved family.

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Long, Walter A. 2 Oct 1857 - 10 Feb 1913 CCR 21 Mar 1913 p1

Tribute of Respect

To the Consul and Neighbors of Ozark Camp, No.. 5111, Modern Woodmen of America: The grim intruder Death has again invaded our Forest and taken there from a Neighbor whose work among us marked him as a workman worthy of his rank and calling, one with whom we had labored with love and enthusiasm through many seasons in the Forest, in the Camp and under the Council Tree. Walter A. Long became a Neighbor [no more copied]

 

Long, Walter W., Sr. 1903 - 22 Mar 1970 CCR 26 Mar 1970 p8

[Note: Son of Walter A. & Mattie A. (Alday) Long; married Fern]

Walter W. Long, Sr., 66 of Rogersville, died about 11:10 p.m. Sunday in Springfield Baptist Hospital following a brief illness. A longtime resident of the Rogersville area, Mr. Long was a concrete finisher and member of Local 396. Surviving are his wife, Fern; six sons, Clell Long of Springfield, Jesse Long of Grandview, Kenneth Long of Neosho, Walter Long, Frank Long and Robert Long, all of Rogersville; three brothers, B. L. Long of Ozark, Charles Long and Herbert Long of Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Clara White, Springfield; 19 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of the Ozarks with the Rev. John Perryman officiating., Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery.

 

Long, Willard F. 21 Jul 1903 - Jul 1980  OH 17 Jul 1980 p11

[Note: married Pearl 5 Mar 1906 - 2 Nov 2002]

Services for Willard F. Long, 76, Clever, were held Monday in Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson with the Rev. Loyd Wilson officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery near Stella under the direction of Meadors of Clever. Mr. Long died last Thursday in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness. He was a retried farmer. Survivors include his wife, Pearl; two sons, Albert C., Neosho, and Royce, Joplin; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Parker, Springfield; a brother, Ralph, Clever; a sister, Mrs. Mayme White, Stella; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

Longhofer, Carrie C. (Ehrlich) 7 Sep 1914 – 26 Sep 1995  CCH-N 4 Oct 1995

[Note: married Arthur Longhofer]

Carrie C. Longhofer, age 81, of Ozark, formerly of Wichita, Kansas, died Tuesday. September 26, 1995 in Riverview Residential Place, Ozark. She was born September 7, 1914, in Shattuck, Oklahoma and was the daughter of C. G. and Amelia Ehrlich. She was a graduate of Wichita State University. Mrs. Longhofer was a public school teacher in Wichita for many years before retirement. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Arthur; a sister, Virginia Blachley; and a brother, Charlie Ehrlich. Survivors include: a daughter, Joyce Emerson, and her husband, Wes, Branson; three grandchildren, Captain Jeff Long and his wife, Allison, Warrenburg, Scott Emerson, and his wife, Michelle, Kansas City, and Jody Adams and her husband, Chris, Denver, Colorado; two great-grandchildren, Katherine and Jackson Long; and a sister, Vivian Steinert and her husband, Palmer, Shattuck, Oklahoma. Graveside funeral services were Thursday in Lakeview Cemetery, Wichita, Kansas, with Rev. Dick Gorham officiating, under the direction of Adams Mineral Home, Ozark.

 

Longworth, Elaine R. (Stephenson) 7 Feb 1924 - 3 Mar 1996  CCH-N 9 Mar 1996

[Note: Daughter of Wade & Floy (Wilkinson) Stephenson; married 7 Feb 1924 Edward H. Longworth 10 Sep 1915 - 12 Oct 1993]

Elaine R. Longworth, 72, died Saturday in her home in Nixa, following a lengthy illness. A memorial service was held Thursday, 7:30 p.m., at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Nixa. There was no visitation. Elaine was born the daughter of Wade and Floy Wilkinson Stephenson on Feb. 7, 1924, at Somers, Iowa. After graduating from Gowrie High School, she moved to Des Moines and was employed by Sears and Roebuck. On June 5, 1948, she was united in marriage to E.H. Longworth in Ames. Iowa. Moving to Nixa in 1991, Elaine was an active member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Ed; two brothers, Vaughn and Adair Stephenson; and one sister, Gretchen Vinchattle. She is survived by: her two sons. Chris, and his wife, Gail, of Ozark, and Nick, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; two sisters, Beth Skarshaug, of San Jose, Calif., and Gretta Johnson, and her husband, Howard, of Stamford, Connecticut; one granddaughter, Jenifer Longworth, of` Shawnee, Kansas; a brother-in-law, William Longworth, and his wife. Emily, of Garden Grove, Calif.; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church Building Fund. Nixa. The body will be cremated under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South.

 

Lookabill, William “Bill” 17 Feb 1930 - 10 Nov 2010 SN-L 16 Nov 2010 & CCH-N 17 Nov 2010

[Note: Son of Jacob & Ruth (  ) Lookabill; married 14 May 1955 Anna Maria Krell]

With family by his side, William "Bill" Lookabill, age 80 of Ozark, entered into Heaven on November 10, 2010 after a courageous battle against lung cancer. He was born on February 17, 1930 to Jacob and Ruth Lookabill in Boone, North Carolina. Bill was drafted into the Army and was stationed in Germany, Ft. Meade, Maryland, Vietnam and Ft. Knox Kentucky. It was during his time in Germany that he met Anna Maria Krell from Kummersbruck, Germany. On May 14, 1955, they married and were together for 55 years. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, a sister and a granddaughter. He is survived by his loving wife, Annie; and five children, Fred Lookabill and wife Kathy, Seattle, Washington, John Lookabill and wife Linda, Denver, Colorado, Doris Nixon and husband Josh, Ozark, Missouri, Susan Lookabill, Columbia, Missouri, and D. Ruth Deicker and husband Willie, of Munich, Germany. He has nine grandchildren, Michael Lookabill, Leanna Christian and husband Dalles, Derek Karlova, Natasha Karlova and Drew Campen, Kadi Ream and husband Dylan, Cory Nixon, Connor Nixon, Manuela Deicker and Peter Deicker; six great- grandchildren. Also surviving are six sisters, Gladys, Grace, Betty, Linda, Martha and Mary all currently residing in North Carolina. Bill retired from the Army on May 11, 1971 after proudly serving his country for twenty years. He loved to work on cars or anything with a gas engine, work in the garden and travel in his RV with Annie by his side. His family would like to thank Dr. Martin Schudy for his warmth and compassion and excellent care he gave to both Bill and Annie. Also, Dr. Zolfaghari, Dr. Clouse, Dr. Clum who all had genuine care and concern for his health and comfort. Special thanks go to the staff of Hospice Compassus for the loving care and kindness shown to Bill during his illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 16 at 9:30 a.m., in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.

 

Loomis, Bessie E. (Weter) Hopper 29 May 1892 - 15 Apr 1961 CCR 20 Apr 1961 p5

[Note: Daughter of Franklin Joseph & Laura Belle (Myers) Weter; married ? Hopper; married 9 Sep 1920 James Arthur Loomis 2 Mar 1896 - 9 Feb 1972]

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Loomis, 68, who died in her home at Chadwick Saturday were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Chadwick Union Church with the Rev. Charley Shipman officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery with Harris of Clever in charge.  Mrs. Loomis is survived by her husband, James A., Loomis, one son, Gerald Loomis of Sparta; a daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Papi of Englewood, Colo. and 11 grandchildren.

 

Loomis, Blanche J. (Weter) 24 Feb 1896 - 21 Jan 1978 OH 25 Jan 1978 p4

[Note: Daughter of Franklin Joseph & Laura Belle (Myers) Weter; married 9 May 1914 Thomas Allen Loomis 17 Dec 1887 - 13 Jan 1956]

CHADWICK - Services for Mrs. Blanche Loomis, 81, Chadwick, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Jesse L. Phillips. officiating. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery. Mrs. Loomis died at 10:05 p.m. Friday in Christian County Nursing Home after a several month illness. Survivors include four sons, Charles, Sedro Wooley, Wash., Wayne, Fresno, Calif.., Jimmy, Los Angeles, and Douglas, Sparta; four daughters, Mrs. Helen Brooks, Springfield, Mrs. Eris Will, Upland, Calif., Mrs. Betty Neill, Fresno, Calif. and Mrs. Mollie Brainard, Killingsworth, Conn.; 35 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Survivors not previously listed include a brother, Mike Weter, Chadwick and two sisters, Mrs. Marie Lunsford, Ozark and Mrs. Mildred Walker, Strafford.

 

Loomis, Dorothy B. (Allen) 9 Jul 1924 - 12 May 1998  CCH-N 20 May 1998

[Note: Daughter of Charley William Allen & Sarah Marinda “Rinda“ (Hall) Allen; married Arnold Loomis]

Dorothy B. Loomis, of Oldfield, age 73, died Wednesday, May 13, 1998, at St, Mary's Hospital, Jefferson City. Ms. Loomis was born in Chadwick, July 9, 1924, to Charley Allen and Sarah (nee Hall) Allen. She was a nurses aid in a nursing home. She was of the Pentecostal Church of God in Eldon, Mo. Survivors include: one son, Charles Loomis, Osceola; two daughters, Janice Luttrell, Iberia; and Judy Witt, Tuscumbia; two brothers, Bud Allen, of Rogersville; Clarence Allen, Chadwick; five sisters, Elsie Gray, Chadwick, Elma Moody of Sparta; Florence Newberry of Nixa; Gladys Gilberts, Oldfield; Hazel Jenkins of Sparta. Ms. Loomis has seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Graveside services were at 1:00 p.m. May 16, 1998, in Old Boston Cemetery, Oldfield. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Griswold Kays in Eldon, Mo.

 

Loomis, Donald Leroy 16 Feb 1927 - 3 Sep 2007 SN-L 4 Sep 2007

[Note: Son of John & Lydia (Moody) Loomis; married 25 Aug 1947 Betty Jean Shipman]

Donald LeRoy Loomis, 80, of Chadwick, passed away Monday, September 3, 2007, in his home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 2007, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Visitation will be 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2007, in the funeral home. Burial will be in Chadwick Cemetery.

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Loomis, Donald Leroy 16 Feb 1927 - 3 Sep 2007 CCH-N 26 Sep 2007

Donald Leroy Loomis, 80, of Chadwick, passed away Sept. 3, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Feb. 16, 1927, in Chadwick, the son of John and Lydia (Moody) Loomis. On Aug. 25, 1947, Donald was united in marriage to Betty Jean Shipman at Sparta and to this union three children were born. Don was a longtime resident of Christian County and a retired employee of Wilkerson Heavy Construction, where he was a labor superintendent for over 30 years and a member of Labor Union #663. He enjoyed the rural farm life and believed in working hard everyday. He was a gentle man known for his selflessness and was always willing to help others first. Don was quick to welcome people into his home and his heart. His caring spirit also led to a special fondness and protective nature of animals from small birds to large cows. Don was also an outdoorsman who especially enjoyed fishing, gardening and caring for his cattle. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, two sisters, father-in-law and two brothers-in-law. Don is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty; one daughter Shirley Essick and husband John of Chadwick; two sons Howard Loomis and wife Phyllis of Springfield and Donald D. Loomis and wife Linda of Independence; two sisters, Marie Davis and Agnes St.Clair; one brother Jackie Loomis; his mother-in-law Myrtle Shipman; seven grandchildren, Curtis, David, Tracie, Brock, Shannon, Tabitha and Heather; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild, several nieces, nephews, other caring relatives and many good friends. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sept. 6, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Tom Hughes and Pastor Tom Sisco officiating. Burial followed in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was held from 7 to 8 p.m., Sept. 5, in the funeral home. Donations are requested to St. John's Hospicecare.     ©Ozarks Newsstand 2007

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