Rees, Lillian (Reynolds) 17 Jan 1900 - 11 Apr 1996 CCH-N 17 Apr 1996
[Note: Daughter of James Carlos & Alice (Garrett) Reynolds; married 10 May 1925 Lowell C. Rees 14 Jan 1903 - 9 Jan 1987]
Lillian Rees, age 96, of Nixa, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 1996 in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born January 17, 1900 in Byrdstown, Tennessee, and was the daughter of James Carlos and Alice (Garrett) Reynolds. Lillian was an elementary teacher in Illinois and Tennessee in early life. She was a Christian and a member of the Church of Christ. She married Lowell Rees of Nixa on May 10, 1925 in Sullivan, Illinois. They were married 62 years before his death in 1987. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gordon Rees; two sisters and two brothers. Survivors include a son, Paul Rees and his wife, Naomi, Highlandville; four grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and many, many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday, April 15 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Roy Harris officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ozark Riverview Manor, PO Box 157, Ozark, MO 65721.
Rees, Lowell C. 14 Jan 1903 - 9 Jan 1987 OH 15 Jan 1987 pB9
[Note: Son of Carroll Chauncy & Lethe Myrtle (Inman) Rees; married Lillian Reynolds 7 Jan 1900 - 11 Apr 1996]
Services for Lowell C. Rees, 83, Nixa, were held Jan. 12 in James River Chapel Church of Christ with Roy Harris, Clifford Collinge and David Carmody officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery under the direction of Adams of Ozark. Mr. Rees died Jan. 9 in St. John’s Regional Center, Springfield. He was a retired farmer and gardener. Survivors include his wife, Lillian; one son, Paul Rees, Highlandville; one brother, Charles E. Rees, Nixa; four grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Rees, Maud 26 Jul 1867 - 19 Jul 1940 CCR 25 Jul 1940 p1
[Note: Daughter of Enos D. & Priscilla Jennie (Fox) Rees]
Miss Maud Rees was born on the 26th day of July in the year 1868 at Tonganoxie, Kans., being the daughter of Enos Rees and Priscilla Jennie Rees. “Miss Maud” as she was usually called, came to Ozark with her parents some thirty-odd years ago, probably in 1904, and has lived here continuously since that time. For a number of years, Miss Rees was a familiar figure in the business life of Ozark. She and her father operated a bakery and café on the west side of the Ozark public square until their place of business was destroyed by fire in 1917. After this, they engaged in the bakery business on the east side of for a number of years. Both her parents died a number of years ago and her only brother, Maurice F. Rees, passed away only a few months ago in Ozark. The nearest surviving relatives are a number of cousins living in other states and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Olive Rees, of Ozark. Miss Rees had been a member of the Christian church for many years. Her membership was formerly in the South Street Christian church in Springfield, but in more recent years she has been affiliated with the Ozark Christian church. She was a teacher in the Sunday School and was a faithful member of her church. For many years she had been a member of the Rebecca degree of Odd Fellows, having her membership first at Ozark and later in Springfield Rebecca Lodge No. 113. She also held an honorary membership in the Ladies’ Literary Club of Ozark. Miss Rees was a lady of rather quiet and retiring disposition, but that trait did not prevent her from being known and loved by practically everybody in town and community. Her fine Christian character and her willingness to help those who needed help have given her an influence which will continue to be felt in the community where she has lived for so many years. She passed away at her home in Ozark on July 19, 1940, at the age of 72 years, 11 months and 23 days. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, July 21, at 4 p.m. in the Ozark Christian church by Bro. Frank West of Nixa with burial in the Ozark cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.
Rees, Maurice F. 29 May 1872 - 4 Dec 1939 CCR 7 Dec 1939 p1
[Note: Son of Enos D. & Priscilla Jennie (Fox) Rees; married 1902 Olive “Ollie” Othick]
Maurice Rees was born May 29, 1872, at Lawrence, Kansas, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Enos D. Rees. He passed away Monday morning, Dec. 4, at the home of his sister, Miss Maud Rees, in Ozark, aged 67 years. He leaves to mourn his passing the widow, Mrs. Olive Rees, and one sister. The Rees family moved from Lawrence to Kansas City where they lived for a few years, later locating at Springfield where Maurice spent his boyhood days. Later Maurice returned to Kansas City in the employment of Swift & Company, which he retained until his death. He was located at Amarillo, Texas, and finally at Dennison, Texas where ill health forced him to retire. He was married to Miss Olive Othick of Fort Scott, Kansas in 1902. He was a member of the Episcopal church, having been confirmed at Dennison in 1926. He had held several important church offices since that time. Burial services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral home with Rev. Sears F. Riepma of Springfield officiating. Interment was made in the Ozark cemetery beside his parents, under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home. Masonic services were held at the grave.
Rees, Naomi Ruth (Harrington) 25 Oct 1922 - 22 Oct 2006 SN-L 24 Oct 2006
[Note: Daughter of Harry Edgar & Altha Alice “Gert” (Brown) Harrington; married Paul Rees]
Naomi Ruth Rees of Highlandville, Missouri, went home to be with her Lord on October 22, 2006, at the age of 83. She was born to Altha Alice (Gert) Brown and Harry Edgar Harrington on October 25, 1922, in Jamesport, Missouri. Naomi was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and four brothers. Naomi is survived by two sisters, Marguerite Maharg of Ozark, and Myrtle Qualls Wulf of Huntsville, Alabama; a brother, Nevin Harrington and wife, Nona, of Cross Timbers; and two sisters-in-law, Emily Alice and Ruthvernelle Harrington of Jamesport, Missouri. Naomi is also survived by her beloved husband, Paul, of 58 years; three sons: Carlos and wife, Sherry, of Nixa; Doug of Lockwood; Tom and wife, Beverly, of Emporia, Kansas; and a daughter, Sonja and husband, Randy, of Springfield. Naomi leaves behind nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, many dear nieces and nephews, and a host of cherished friends. Naomi will be missed for her gift of hospitality, her sense of humor, and her loving care for all who came in contact with her. Funeral services will be held at Adams Funeral Home in Nixa on Wednesday, October 25, 2006, at 1 p.m. Visitation will be held this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: Show-Me Christian Youth Home, 24302 Mahin Rd., PO Box 6, LaMonte, MO 65337.
Rees,Sherry (Rhone) 21 Aug 1951 - 3 Oct 1970 SN-L 28 Oct 2010
[Note: Daughter of Alfred & Thelma (Sturdevant) Rhone; married Carlos Rees]
herry Rees, age 59, of Nixa, passed away October 26, 2010. She was born
August 21, 1951, the daughter of Alfred and Thelma (Sturdevant) Rhone in Lyons Falls, N.Y. She was united in marriage to Carlos Rees on October 3, 1970. Sherry was a homemaker and enjoyed music. Survivors include her husband, Carlos, of the home, two sons, James & Athena Rees, Highlandville, Mo., Joel Rees & Hilary Fortress, Nixa, Mo.; a daughter, Jessica & James Bell, Springfield, Mo.; two grandchildren; and her mother, Thelma Davis of Florida, two grandchildren; Isaac and Samuel Rees. She was preceded in death by her father. Funeral services will be at 11A.M. Saturday, October 30, 2010 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Dr. Grant Jones and Pastor Tom Rees officiating. Burial will follow in Payne Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6- 8 P.M. Friday in the funeral home.
Rees, Viet D. “Shorty” 8 Aug 1913 - Oct 28 1993 OH 3 Nov 1993
[Note: Son of David H. & Lydia (Howard) Rees; married Frieda Esther Schwab 27 Apr 1913 - 13 Feb 1993]
Viet D. “Shorty” Rees, 81, Nixa, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1993 in Cox Medical Center South. He was born Aug. 8, 1913 in Kansas City, Kan. He was a real estate developer. He was a 44-year member of Nickerson Masonic Lodge #43, and was also a member of Nickerson Chapter #33, Order of Easter Star in Nickerson, Kan. He had been a member of AA for 34 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frieda, in February, 1993 his parents, David H. and Lydia Howard Rees; and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Arlene Rees, Nixa; his daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn Sue and Millard Edwards, Jemez, N.M.; five grandchildren, Marsha Potter, Michael and Monte Edwards, Debbie Rogers and Carl Rees; seven great-grandchildren, Joey, Brandon, Kimberly, Jacob and Majesta Edwards, and Austin and Brandon Rogers; a brother, Henry M. Rees, and his wife, Lorene, Hemet, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Albert Schwab, LaCrosse, Kan.; several nieces and nephews. Services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at McConnell Cemetery, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Masonic services were conducted by Gate of the Temple No. 422 A.F.& A.M. Springfield, W.L. Shelton, Bill Moore and members. Memorial contributions may be made to Ozarks’ National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 205 St. Louis St., Springfield, Mo. 65806.
Rees, William Scott 26 Nov 1978 - 9 Dec 2011 SN-L 20 Dec 2011
William Scott Rees, 33, passed away on December 9, 2011. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 20 at 6:00 p.m. in Langsford Funeral Home with funeral service following at 7:00. Burial will be on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Pembina Cemetery in Ozark, Mo. Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home 115 SW 3rd; Lee's Summit, Mo. 64063 (816) 524-3700
Reese, Joe 28 Sep 1944 - 28 Mar 2000 CCH-N 31 May 2000
[Note: Son of Wilburn & Betrice (Conley) Reese; married Sandy]
Joe Reese, 55, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, May 28, 2000 in his home. He was born September 28, 1944 in Willard, Missouri, to Wilburn and Betrice Conley Reese . He was employed by Springfield News-Leader. Joe was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. He is survived by: his wife, Sandy of 34 years; a daughter and her husband, David and Lora Newman, Sparta, Missouri; a grandson, Daniel Chris McAdams, of the home; his parents, Wilburn and Beatrice Reese, Marionville; a brother, Don Reese, Mascot, Florida; two sisters, Debbie Stephens, Marionville, and Lois Dean, Springfield; and a host of friends. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, Springfield under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will be in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens, Springfield. A celebration of his life was held at Adams Funeral Home, in Ozark, on Tuesday evening, May 30, 2000 from 6:30-8 p.m. The casket was closed a 6:30 p.m. Contributions in memory of Joe may be made to Southwest Missouri Humane Society, Springfield, Missouri. Joe was an avid golfer and loved to fish. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandson, Daniel. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Reese, Marty Dwayne Jan 1962 - 3 Mar 1962 CCR 8 Mar 1962 p1
[Note: Son of Wilburn & ? (Conley) Reese]
Graveside services for Marty Dwayne Reese, five-week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Reese of the Smyrna community, who died Saturday in the Burge Protestant Hospital, were held at 10:30 p.m. Monday in Greenlawn Cemetery at Walnut Grove, with the Rev. Fred Plank officiating. Services were in charge of Brim-Daniel of Walnut Grove. Survivors include two brothers, Donnie Lee Reese, Lansing, Mich. and Billy Joe Reese of the home; two sisters, Lola Dean Reese, Springfield and Deborah Ann Reese of the home; the paternal grandfather, Commodore Reese, Springfield and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Conley of Springfield.
Reese, Theresa 1962 - Nov 1982 OH 19 May 1983 p1
[Note: no SSDI record found]
Reese Found Guilty of Murder
Former Rockaway, a Beach police officer John Reese was convicted of first degree murder by a Christian County jury following a two and a half day trial last week
The case was heard of a change of venue from Taney County and was presided over by visiting judge Thomas Ellison, Joplin.
Reese was charged with capital murder in the shooting death of his estranged wife, Theresa, 20, last November 14 at her trailer home near Rockaway Beach.
The verdict of first degree murder was a lesser included offense which the jury was instructed to consider if they did not believe the defendant guilt of the capital murder charge. Second degree murder and manslaughter were also lesser included charges.
Prosecution witnesses presented by Taney county prosecutor Jim Justus testified that Reese had threatened to kill any man he found “messing around” with his wife. Accord to testimony, the couple met in April of last year, married in June and separated in August, shortly before she gave birth to a son.
The defense, represented by Springfield attorney Bill Wendt, did not dispute that Reese went to Theresa’s trailer and shot her and Church Burns when he found them naked and asleep in her bed. Burns was wounded in the attack but managed to escape.
The defendant testified that he did not go to the trailer to kill anyone, but admitted that he drove by several times and sent two teenage boys to see if Theresa was entertaining anyone before he armed himself with two guns and returned to the trailer. Reese denied any memory of actually shooting her.
He said he had attempted to reconcile with his wife several times during their separation.
Wendt, in closing arguments, contended that the offense was a crime of passion and that manslaughter or acquittal were the only proper verdicts to consider.
Justus characterized it as “a crime of selfishness, hatefulness, and revenge,” and admonished the jury to put aside their emotions and “do your duty, as hard as it is.”
After about two hours of deliberation, the jury returned with its verdict. The conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment.
Following the verdict, Judge Ellison set June 13 as the date for formal sentencing in the case.
Justus indicated that he would announce his decision at that time regarding charges of burglary and assault which were files against Reese for the same incident.
Reetz, Irene I. (Claussen) Lind 31 May 1898 - 4 Oct 1975 OH 9 Oct 1975 p11
NIXA - Mrs. Irene L. Reetz, 77, Nixa, died early Saturday morning in her home after a short illness. She was a native of Boone, Iowa, moving to Sturgeon, Mo, in 1958 and to Nixa in 1969. She was a member of the First Christian Church at Nixa. Mrs. Reetz is survived by a son, Edward Lind, of Bowie, Md., a daughter, Mrs. Lois Cunningham, Loredo, Mo; a brother, Larry H. Claussen, Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Edson, Brewster, Minn. and Mrs. Margaret Clausen, Chula Vista, Calif. and 11 grandchildren. Services for Mrs. Irene L. Reetz, 77, Nixa. will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Harold Davis officiating. Graveside services and burial will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Mt. Horeb Cemetery near Sturgeon, Mo.
Reeves, ? Jan 1905 - 9 Sep 1905 CCR 14 Sep 1905
[Note: Son of James W. & Clara E. (Briggs) Reeves; no legible tombstone in Christian County]
The eight months old child of Mr. and Mrs. James Reeves died last Saturday of pneumonia. The funeral services were conducted Sunday at the cemetery by Rev. W. H. Son. The bereaved family has the sympathy of a large circle of friends. Under such circumstances, words at best are but empty things. There is but one source from which consolation can be had.
Reeves, ? Aug 1906 - 30 Sep 1907 CCR 3 Oct 1907
[Note: Infant of James W. & Clara E. (Briggs) Reeves; no legible tombstone in Christian County for either this child or the one who died in 1905]
The baby of James Reeves died last Tuesday afternoon. Monday night it was taken with membranous croup but was saved by the timely arrival of the family physician and by careful nursing. It seemed better Tuesday morning but in the afternoon it had another choking spell and went into convulsions, dying before it could be relieved. The child was 13 months old. This is the second child, they have lost within the last two years, and they have the deepest sympathy of the community.
Reeves, Alvin T. 21 Mar 1903 - 19 Jan 1989 OH 26 Jan 1989
Alvin T. Reeves, 85, of Nixa, died at 4:03 p.m. Jan. 19 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Services for Mr. Reeves were held Jan. 22 at the Branson First Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Ozark Memorial Cemetery.
Reeves, Atha Mae (Walkingstick) Mitchell 6 Mar 1939 - 18 Oct 2004 SN-L 19 Oct 2004
[Note: Daughter of W. H. & Thelma Fern (Marshall) Walkingstick]
Atha Mae Reeves, 66, Billings, died at 8:37 a.m. Monday, October 18, 2004, in Cox Walnut Lawn Hospital, Springfield. She was born March 6, 1938, in Stillwell, Okla., to W.H. and Thelma Fern (Marshall) Walkingstick. Atha was a longtime resident of the Billings Community where she was a member of the Billings Full Gospel Church. After retiring from Vermillion Woodcrafting Company, she set up a day care in her home. Her parents and a sister, Reba Davisson preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, Ricky Mitchell, Fordland, and Gregory Mitchell, Gettysburg, Pa.; two daughters, Shelly Mooneyham, Billings, and Kelly Russell, Springfield; a brother, Dan Walkingstick, Billings; two sisters, Mildred Cooper, Billings, and Wanda Burlison, Tucson, Ariz; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one step grandchild; and three step great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 20, 2004, in Meadors Funeral Homes, Billings, with Gregory Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Billings chapel.
Reeves, David 1 Oct 1893 - 6 Jul 1979 OH 12 Jul 1979 p10
Services for David Reeves, 84, of Springfield, father of Mrs. Dorothy Bilyeu of Ozark, were held July 6 in Klingner Chapel with burial in the National Cemetery. Mr. Reeves died July 3 in Cox Medical Center after a long illness.
Reeves, Everett, Jr. 22 Jul 1909 - 4 Jul 1959 CCR 9 Jul 1959 p5
Funeral services for Everett Reeves, Jr. 49, who died last Saturday in Veterans’ Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla. following a heart attack suffered a week before, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the home in Linden, with Rev. F. M. Bishop officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. He formerly was a resident of Springfield and maintained a summer home at Lindenlure. He was a highway engineer with the Florida Highway Department. Survivors are his wife and a daughter, Marianna of the home; two brothers, Odell Reeves of El Paso, Texas and George K. Reeves of Caruthersville, Mo; and a sister, Mrs. Opal Moon of Evansville, Ind.
Reeves, James Isaac 22 Nov 1983 - 20 Feb 2012 SN-L 23 Feb 2012
[Note: Son of Troy & Susie (Giesler) Reeves]
James Isaac Reeves died at Cox Medical Center, Springfield, Missouri, at 12:30 am Monday, February 20, 2012, of severe injuries as a passenger in an auto accident near Ozark, Missouri. Isaac was born November 22, 1983, in San Angelo, Texas, and was adopted by Troy and Susie Reeves in January, 1984. Isaac attended Trinity Lutheran School, Angelo Christian School, Lakeview High School, and graduated from San Angelo Central High School in 2002. During his last year at Central, Isaac worked as a computer specialist. He was active in his church youth group and played guitar with the worship team. Isaac worked as a stage builder in Austin, TX, and set up for and met many entertainers, his favorite being Willie Nelson. While in Austin, he took work-study courses at the University of Texas. After moving to Springfield, MO, in 2004, Isaac worked in several popular restaurants. He was an excellent cook. Isaac had a sweet spirit and good heart and was a courageous young man. Faced with years of medical problems, he kept a positive outlook and a great sense of humor. He was a blessing to his parents and friends. Everyone who knew Isaac loved him. He loved to give his testimony to teens. Isaac was a Christian and is now at peace with his Savior Jesus Christ. Isaac was preceded in death by his grandparents, Troy Virgil Reeves, Roxie Waggoner Reeves Schoppaul, and Leo and Grace Giesler; uncle, James Giesler; aunt, Mary Bassford; and cousin, Jamie Giesler. Isaac is survived by his parents; aunt, Amanda Giesler; uncles, Don Reeves, and Ron Bassford; cousins, Michael Reeves, David Reeves, Jennifer Giesler, Susan Bassford, Matthew Bassford, and Andrew Bassford; as well as many friends and loved ones. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, February 25, 2012, in Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Springfield, MO. Ted Cederblom, Senior Pastor of Life 360 Church, Springfield, will officiate, assisted by Pastor Dan Anderson. Isaac's parents express their thanks for the excellent and compassionate care Isaac received at Cox Medical Center ER and Neuro-Trauma Intensive Care in Springfield and to the EMTs who responded to the accident.
Reeves, James Jackson Dec 1846 - 2 Nov 1902 CCR 13 Nov 1902
[Note: married 25 Mar 1870 Jane Louise Lewis 30 Mar 1847 - 15 Jul 1945]
Mayor J.J. Reeves died at his home in the north part of the city Saturday evening, Nov. 1st, 1902, after a lingering illness. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church, of which he was a leading member, by the pastor, W.C. Armstrong, after which the remains were taken in charge by the members of Capt. J. W. Robertson Post, No. 277, G.A.R., of which he was a faithful member, conveyed to the Ozark Cemetery and interred with the beautiful ceremonies of that order to await the last bugle call. Mr. Reeves was aged 55 years, 10 months, and 20 days. He was born in Tenn. He married in Ark. in 1870, moved to Missouri in 1871. He had been a resident of Ozark for the past sixteen years, of our most worthy citizens. He left a wife, son and daughter, and many friends to mourn his loss. Peace to his ashes. Christian County Republican (Ozark, MO) 13 Nov 1902
*James Jackson Reeves married Jane Lewis on 25 Mar 1870 in Boone Co., AR. His surviving children are James William Reeves and Mary Magdeline Reeves Warren. Contributed by Jen McBride
Reeves, James Jackson Dec 1846 - 1 Nov 1902 CCR 6 Nov 1902
[Note: married 1870 Jane Louise Lewis 30 Mar 1847 - 15 Jul 1945]
Mayor Reeves Dead
Mayor J. J. Reeves died at his home in the north part of the city Saturday evening, Nov. 1st, 1902, after a lingering illness. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church of which he was a leading member, by the pastor, W. C. Armstrong, after which the remains were taken in charge by the members of Capt. J. W. Robertson Post No. 277 G. A. R. of which he was a faithful member, conveyed to the Ozark Cemetery and interred with the beautiful ceremonies of that order to await the last bugle call. Mr. Reeves was aged 55 years, 10 months and 20 days. He was born in Tenn. He married in Ark. in 1870, moved to Missouri in 1871. He had been a resident of Ozark for the past sixteen years, one of our most worthy citizens. He left a wife, son and daughter and many friends to mourn his loss. Peace to his ashes.
Reeves, James J. Dec 1846 - 1 Nov 1902 CCR 20 Nov 1902
A Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to our friends of Ozark and especially to the members of the G. A. R. Post and the City Council for their kind assistance and sympathy in the last illness and death of our beloved Husband and Father, J. J. Reeves. Mrs. J. J. Reeves and Family
Reeves, Jane Louise (Lewis) 30 Mar 1847 - 15 Jul 1945 CCR 19 Jul 1945 p1
[Note: Daughter of Dennis & Hester (Shipman) Lewis; married 1870 James Jackson Reeves Dec 1846 - 1 Nov 1902]
Mrs. Jane Lewis Reeves was born in Boone county, Ark., March 30, 1847, and departed this life July 15, 1945, at the age of 98 years at the home of her son in Springfield, Mo. In 1870 she was united in marriage to James J. Reeves and to this union five children were born, only two of whom survive. In the early years of their marriage, the Reeves moved to Springfield where Mr. Reeves followed his trade as a brick mason, later moving to Ozark. He preceded his wife in death in 1902. Mrs. Reeves was united with the Ozark Baptist church and had been a faithful member for many years. Many people in Ozark knew and loved Granny Reeves. She is survived by one son, James W. Reeves of 523 Eldereen Dr. in Springfield; one daughter, Mrs. Maggie Warren of Rogersville; two grandsons, Capt. James L. Reeves, with the Army in France, and E.R. Southern of Fresno, Calif; two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, July 17, at 3 o’clock in the Chaffin Funeral Home with Rev. Reg Mapes and Rev. Bonnie Ward officiating. Burial was made in the Ozark cemetery under direction of Chaffin.
Reeves, Lawrence S. 15 May 1906 - 11 Jul 1986 OH 17 Jul 1986 p4
[Note: married Virginia]
Services for Lawrence S. Reeves, 80, Nixa, were held July 14 in Mauer Funeral Chapel, LaMars, Iowa. Burial was in Resthaven Memory Gardens, LaMars. Local arrangements were conducted by Harris Funeral Home. Mr. Reeves died July 11 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was a resident of Nixa for the past four years, having moved from Iowa. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; two sons, LeRoy Reeves, Reeds Spring and Dale Reeves, Louisville, Colo.; one daughter, Dorothy Salisbury, Minneapolis, Minn.; two brothers, Ernest Reeves, Pharr, Texas and Glenn Reeves, LaMars, Iowa; two sisters, Mable Parks, Mars, Calif., and Myrtle Parks, LeMars, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Reeves, Matthew G. 2 Aug 1898 - 11 Apr 1986 OH 17 Apr 1986 p5
[Note: married 6 Oct 1957 Jackson Co MO Alpha W. Evans 9 Jan 1889 - ?]
Matthews G. Reeves, 87, Ozark, died April 11 in Ozark Health Care Center. He was a retired conductor for the Frisco Railroad. Survivors include one son, George Reeves, Greenville, South Carolina. No services were planned, and the body was cremated at Greenlawn Crematory under the direction of Greenlawn South, Springfield.
Reeves, W. Clare 13 May 1930 - 1 Dec 2002 CCH-N 11 Dec 2002
[Note: Son of Clyde & Mildred (Trask) Reeves; married 7 Aug 1955 Bonnie Blackburn]
W. Clare Reeves, 72, Nixa, died Dec. 1, 2002, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born May 13, 1930, in Joliet, Ill., the son of Clyde and Mildred (Trask) Reeves. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On Aug. 7, 1955, he and Bonnie Blackburn were married. Reeves retired after 47 years of service for Texaco. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie; three sons, Gary Reeves and wife Julie, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Roger Reeves and wife Kathy, Carmel, Ind., and Brian Reeves and wife LaDonna, Stow, Ohio; six grandchildren, Ryan, Amanda, Cody, Brittany, Katrina, and Patrick; a sister, Joan Reeves, Lockport, Ill.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ken and Violet Blackburn, Kimberling City, Harold and Mary Carroll, Springfield, and Luke and Florence Blackburn, Mountain View; an aunt, Elda Rowley, Lockport, Ill.; and an uncle, Ralph Trask and wife Helen, Camdenton. Services were 10 a.m., Dec. 5, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Rev. Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial followed with military honors in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Friends and family gathered for visitation at the funeral home on Dec. 4. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons.
Regan, Stephanie (White) 10 Feb 1945 - 5 Jul 2010 SN-L 8 Jul 2010 & CCH-N 7 Jul 2010
[Note: Daughter of Chesterfield & Helen (Scheu) White]
Stephanie Regan, age 65, Ozark, passed away Monday, July 5, 2010. She was born February 10, 1945 in St. Louis, the daughter of Chesterfield and Helen (Scheu) White. Stephanie worked as field coordinator for Christian County Coalition on Aging. She was serving as secretary for Ozark Fire Protection District Board of Directors, was a member of Christian County Republican Women and Cosmopolitan Club. Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Kubowicz; granddaughter, Jill Moore; and great grandson, Alexander Jackson. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Elder Jay Johnson officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Christian County Coalition on Aging.
Regan, Stephanie (White) 10 Feb 1945 - 5 Jul 2010 SN-L 6 Jul 2010
Christian County authorities investigate Ozark shooting
News-Leader staff • July 6, 2010
Authorities are investigating the death of a Christian County woman found with multiple gunshot wounds inside her home near Ozark Monday night. Emergency officials were dispatched to the home around 7:30 p.m. and were still on the scene at press time. Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle said authorities are still searching for the suspect. The victim's identity is not being released until next of kin is notified.
Regan, Stephanie (White) 10 Feb 1945 - 5 Jul 2010 CCH-N 7 Jul 2010
Local woman slain in home
Suspect kills himself after car chase.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 4:53 PM CDT
UPDATE: FUNERAL INFORMATION
A funeral service for Stephanie Regan will be held at 10 a.m. Monday July 12, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Elder Jay Johnson officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. July 13 in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. July 11 in the funeral home.
UPDATED JULY 7
t took six law enforcement agencies and less than 24 hours to find Ozark resident Stephanie Regan’s alleged killer. And while law enforcement officers feel confident the chase is over, charges will never be filed in the murder. “During our constantly-ongoing investigation of Stephanie Regan’s death it was determined her son-in-law, Gerald Hubert Kubowicz, was the main suspect,” said Chief Deputy Brian Cathey with the Christian County Sheriff’s Department in a July 6 press release. After a car chase in Webster County that ended about 3 p.m. July 6, Kubowicz apparently committed suicide. “With combined manpower and cell phone technology, the suspect was located in Webster County,” Cathey said. “The suspect was stopped just north of Interstate 44 on Highway W after an approximately 10-minute police pursuit. It was at that point that the suspect apparently turned a weapon on himself. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.” Regan, a longtime Christian County resident, was found murdered—shot multiple times—July 5 in her home on Bobolink Road just northeast of Ozark at about 8 p.m. and the investigation immediately pointed toward the son-in-law as the main suspect. “(Regan) was found shot several times and the investigation was started. We had a number of pieces of evidence, from the 911 tape to statements being made by the suspect, and I have to say suspect because we never charged him so he can’t be a defendent,” Christian County Prosecuting Attorney Ron Cleek said. Rance Duffy, Christian County 911 director, said tapes and transcriptions of the 911 call Regan placed are being withheld pending the closure of the case. An autopsy and ballistics test are still being performed.
JULY 6 STORY
A Christian County woman was found murdered—shot multiple times—July 5 in her home on Bobolink Road just northeast of Ozark and the sole suspect is now dead. Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle said Stephanie Regan was found shot in her kitchen at about 8 p.m. July 5. "(Regan) was found shot several times and the investigation was started. We had a number of pieces of evidence, from the 911 tape to statements being made by the suspect, and I have to say suspect because we never charged him so he can't be a defendent," Christian County Prosecuting Attorney Ron Cleek said. The suspect, Regan's son-in-law, who the Headliner News independently verified as Jerry Kubowicz, shot himself at about 3 p.m., July 6, after a car chase just north of I-44 on W Highway in Webster County, Cleek said. Cleek said many law enforcment officers were involved in the pursuit "with guns drawn" when Kubowicz fatally shot himself. "There was a suicide at that point in time that (law enforcement officers) are working right now," Cleek said. Immediately into the investigation, officials speculated that this was a domestic situation and Kubowicz was named a person of interest. Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant this morning in an home in Ozark. According to information from the Christian County Circuit Clerk’s office, Regan’s daughter, Ozark resident Cindy Kubowicz, filed for divorce from Jerry Kubowicz June 28 after a 20-year marriage. In a July 6 press release, Kyle solicited help from the community in apprehending the suspect. “A suspect in the homicide has been identified but publication of the suspect is being withheld pending filing of formal charges by the Christian County prosecuting attorney,” Kyle said. Kyle said the suspect was believed to be “armed and considered dangerous.” Regan was very active in the community, working for the Christian County Coalition On Aging and on the Ozark Fire Protection District Board. “We were shocked to hear of the tragic death of Stephanie last evening,” said Jim Bowles, member of the OFPD board. “As everyone knows, Stephanie was a champion of the elderly and their rights. She served as a board member of the Ozark Fire Protection District, donating countless hours of her time to the fire district. She loved the Elks Club and playing dominoes every Thursday evening with her friends. Stephanie’s personality can only be described as bubbly, she seemed happy always but was a very caring person. She will be sorely missed.”
The fire board meeting, slated July 6, was canceled.
Donna Osborn, Brady Brite and Ryan Bowling contributed to this report.
Regan, Stephanie (White) 10 Feb 1945 - 5 Jul 2010 SN-L 6 Jul 2010
Woman killed in her Ozark home identified
News-Leader staff • July 6, 2010
A woman killed inside her Ozark home last night has been identified as Stephanie Regan, a longtime board member of the Ozark Fire Protection District. Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle said Regan died of multiple gunshot wounds.
* Shooting suspect found dead
* Suspect in slaying of Ozark woman fatally shot himself, prosecutor says
* Christian County authorities investigate Ozark shooting
* Map of Stephanie Regan's home where she was found dead
Kyle said Regan called police around 8 p.m. last night, alerting authorities she had been shot in her home at 3511 N. Bobolink, in the Quail Run subdivision. Kyle said Regan was found dead in her kitchen when emergency personnel arrived. A suspect has been identified but is not in custody, Kyle said, adding identification of the suspect is being withheld pending filing of formal charges. The Ozark Police Department, along with state agencies, have joined the Sheriff’s Office in searching for the suspect, who is believed to still be in the area. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous and is believed to be driving a green 1995 Chevrolet extended cab pickup truck with license plate number JHK-1. Anyone with information concerning the location of the vehicle is asked to call the Christian County Sheriff’s Office at 581-2332 or 911.
Regan, Stephanie (White) 10 Feb 1945 - 5 Jul 2010 SN-L 7 Jul 2010
Suspect in slaying of Ozark woman fatally shot himself, prosecutor says
News-Leader staff • July 6, 2010
A man suspected of killing an Ozark woman Monday night was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a 10-minute car chase this afternoon, Christian County Prosecutor Ron Cleek said. Gerald H. Kubowicz led authorities on a 10-minute chase in Webster County, north of Interstate 44 on State Highway W, Cleek said in a news release. After the chase ended, Cleek said Kubowicz “apparently turned the weapon into the direction of his body/head and shot himself at close range,” killing himself. Kubowicz was suspected of shooting his mother-in-law, Stephanie Regan, multiple times at her home around 8 p.m. Monday.
* Woman killed in her Ozark home identified
* Christian County authorities investigate Ozark shooting
Several agencies were involved in searching for Kubowicz. Cleek said authorities used manpower and cell phone technology to locate the suspect. Cleek said charges were never filed agains Kubowicz.
Regan, Stephanie (White) 10 Feb 1945 - 5 Jul 2010 SN-L 8 Jul 2010
Christian County shooting case remains open
Christian County sheriff striving for closure after suspect shoots self dead.
(By) Tara Muck • News-Leader • July 8, 2010
Ozark -- An investigation into Monday night's shooting of an Ozark woman will continue even though the suspect in the homicide died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle said Wednesday detectives will continue investigating the death of Stephanie Regan, 65, who authorities believe was shot multiple times by her son-in-law, Gerald "Jerry" Kubowicz of Ozark. Authorities began looking for Kubowicz about 8 p.m. Monday after Regan's body was found in the kitchen of her home in the Quail Run subdivision. After an all-day manhunt, Kubowicz was located in Webster County Tuesday afternoon. He shot himself after authorities used a roadblock to stop him. Kyle said his office wants to show beyond a reasonable doubt that Kubowicz was the one responsible for Regan's death. "What we want to do is continue this investigation as if (Kubowicz) were not dead and we were going to try to prove guilt," Kyle said. "I don't want, two years from now, somebody (to) come back and say, 'He didn't kill her, this person did.'" Kyle said he couldn't disclose details on how investigators connected Kubowicz to Regan's death until the investigation is closed, which he expects to be no later than next week. In the meantime, investigators have been speaking with Kubowicz's wife, Cindy Kubowicz, who was out of the state at the time of the shooting and manhunt. Cindy Kubowicz, Regan's daughter, had filed for divorce June 28, according to online court documents. Christian County Coroner Arthur Adams said an autopsy was performed on Regan Wednesday but couldn't provide any initial findings, including how many times she was shot. Adams said it would take one to two months for the autopsy to be complete, including a toxicology report. "But we're not looking for any surprises," Adams said of the autopsy protocol. Kyle said a 911 tape would likely be released once the investigation is complete. Kyle said Regan managed to call police, saying she'd been shot. However, she was found dead when emergency personnel arrived. Regan was active in the community, working at the Christian County Coalition on Aging, as well as serving as secretary on the Ozark Fire Protection District board. She ran unsuccessfully for county public administrator in 2008. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Regan, Stephanie (White) 10 Feb 1945 - 5 Jul 2010 SN-L 9 Jul 2010
Funeral services set for Monday for Ozarks's Stephanie Regan
Tara Muck • tmuck@news-leader • July 9, 2010
Ozark -- Purple and black bunting hung over the entrance into the Ozark Fire Station Thursday. It's one of the many ways the department is honoring board member Stephanie Regan, who was shot to death Monday. Regan, 65, was a longtime board member of the Ozark Fire Protection District, recently serving as secretary. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Adams Funeral Home in Ozark. Fire Chief Darren White said the department will be involved in both the funeral service and the visitation, which is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. White said there are three levels of services offered for firefighters or staff, as outlined by the Missouri Fire Service Funeral Assistance Team. The first level is the highest level of ceremony, conducted for firefighters who die in the line of duty or a job related incident. Level two is offered for active firefighters who die off duty. The third level, which includes Regan, is available to inactive members or an individual who has served in some capacity with the department. As part of the ceremonial services to honor Regan, the department will have a casket vigil during visitation, which includes two firefighters "standing guard," White said. The funeral service will also include a bell ceremony, a tribute to the work Regan gave the fire department. "In Chicago and New York a long time ago, they used to ring a bell to signal the end of a shift," White said. "It's a somber moment." Regan was found dead in the kitchen of her Ozark home about 8 p.m. Monday after she called authorities saying she had been shot. She had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Christian County authorities named Regan's son-in-law, Gerald "Jerry" Kubowicz, as a suspect in the killing. Kubowicz died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon after officers stopped him in his pickup truck at a road block just off Christian County W north of Interstate 44. Authorities will continue to investigate the homicide to make sure Kubowicz was the one responsible for Regan's death, Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle said. Regan worked as a field coordinator for the Christian County Coalition on Aging. She also was a member of the Christian County Republican Women and Cosmopolitan Club. Regan is survived by her daughter, Cindy Kubowicz; a granddaughter, Jill Moore; and a great-grandson, Alexander Jackson.
Regan, Stephanie (White) 10 Feb 1945 - 5 Jul 2010 CCH-N 14 Jul 2010
Community remembers Regan
Published: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 12:07 AM CDT
Caring is the one word people repeated over and over again when asked what type of person longtime Ozark resident Stephanie Regan was. “I would just hope that citizens of Ozark remember Stephanie as being a person who cared more about others than cared for herself. That was a motto that she carried every day of her life,” said friend Jay Johnson, who served on the Ozark Fire Protection Board with Regan. Christian County community members carry fond memories of Stephanie Regan. Christian County community members carry fond memories of Stephanie Regan. Regan, 65, was shot and killed in her Ozark home July 5. Her alleged killer, son-in-law Jerry Kubowicz, committed suicide July 6. Friends and family remain in shock over last week’s tragic events. “I’m still suffering from shock. I expected to see her walk through the doors at Rosie Jo’s for lunch or I open my e-mail and expect to see an e-mail from her on the (Ozark Fire) district or the Coalition On Aging—those were her passions to serve people,” Johnson said. “I think most of her friends are still in shock. Her family is trying to cope with their loss as well as come to some kind of understanding as to how they are going to proceed with their lives.” It was apparent just how much Regan cared for others by the outpouring of people who attended her funeral at Adams Funeral Home in Ozark July 12. With the funeral home’s parking lot full, cars lined both sides of Walnut Street. In the center of those cars, parked in front of the old house, sat two Ozark Fire Protection District trucks. OFPD personnel attended the funeral in firefighter dress uniform. Regan, a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, was very involved in the community, having served on the OFPD board since 2005. “With the Ozark Fire Protection District being as young as it is, Stephanie has been here longer than most everybody. So people kind of see her as someone of the foundation,” OFPD Chief Darren White said. “This department has been through a lot. She’s been through most of it with this department. She’s stuck through it thick and thin and always pushed to get the best result possible. She served on the board with great pride. She enjoyed the time she spent here, meeting and getting to know the firefighters.” Johnson, who originally met Regan through their church, said he has enjoyed working side by side with Regan on the fire board. “Stephanie was one of the organizers to get all of us to volunteer to run for the Board of Directors to see the Ozark Fire Protection District change from a volunteer small staff to a professional fire service that would serve the purpose of the district as it had grown so much,” Johnson said. Although Regan’s name is often synonymous with the OFPD, she was also known for her passion for the elderly community. For nearly 10 years, Regan worked for the Christian County Coalition On Aging. “She’s a very loving, caring and just an all-around beautiful person,” said Ozark resident Lisa Johns, who worked under Regan’s supervision for nine years. “She would do anything in the world for the older people and for me and the people who worked under her. She would bend over backwards to try to make their job good.” Johns said Regan would always fight for the rights of the senior citizens. “She had a passion for older people and people in general,” Johns said. “She’s just one of those people who would get out there and step up to the plate.” Most recently, Johns said Regan was an advocate for a senior housing area on 11th Street in Ozark, fighting to ensure the homes were adequate. “She stepped up to the plate over there to help those people because the places were run down and needed work,” Johns said. “Now they have a new manager and are being remodeled. I feel like Stephanie had a lot to do with that. That’s just the kind of person she was. She wouldn’t take no for an answer.” Johnson, who officiated her funeral, said he wants Regan remembered for the many things she did for the Ozark and Christian County communities. “For the people that don’t know her, I would hope they would understand that her community service and community activity projects were probably one of the most important parts of her life,” Johnson said. Johns said there is definitely a void left in the Christian County Coalition On Aging, one that she doesn’t think anyone will ever completely fill. “I don’t think anybody will ever be able to measure up to her. Nobody will ever compare to Stephanie as far as I’m concerned,” Johns said. “She was my boss, my friend, my cheerleader. She’s like one of my family. I’m really going to miss her.” Cindy Kubowicz, Regan’s daughter, said her mom would and did do anything to protect her family. “She was the best mom in the world, and she gave her life helping and protecting me—the ultimate parental sacrifice,” she said.
For a complete obituary, see page 9A.
Regan, Stephanie (White) 10 Feb 1945 - 5 Jul 2010 CCH-N 14 Jul 2010
Stephanie Regan, 65, Ozark, passed away July 5, 2010. She was born Feb. 10, 1945, in St. Louis, the daughter of Chesterfield and Helen (Scheu) White. Stephanie worked as field coordinator for Christian County Coalition on Aging. She was serving as secretary for Ozark Fire Protection District Board of Directors, was a member of Christian County Republican Women and Cosmopolitan Club. Survivors include: Her daughter, Cindy Kubowicz, granddaughter, Jill Moore, and great-grandson, Alexander Jackson. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday July 12, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Elder Jay Johnson officiating. Burial was at 1 p.m. July 13 in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis. Visitation was from 2 to 4 p.m. July 11 in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Christian County Coalition on Aging.
Reid, Carrie Ethel (Gold) 18 Sep 1888 - 23 Dec 1948 CCR 30 Dec 1948
[Note: Daughter of Silas Joseph & Julia Ann (Hale) Gold; married Lewis Reid]
Funeral services for Carrie Ethel Reid, 60, who died last Thursday, Dec. 23, in Barnes hospital in St. Louis, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Billings Baptist church with Rev. Lowell McFall officiating. Burial was made in the Smart cemetery near Clever. Mrs. Reid was born in Billings and had lived in Springfield for several years. She had been in ill health for the last three months. Burial was under the direction of the Maples-Harris Funeral Home of Billings. Survivors include the husband, Lewis Reid of Springfield; four brothers, Elmer Gold of Billings, Homer Gold of Nixa, Fred of Bradford, Ill., and Harley of Nixa; two sisters, Mrs. Ottie Utke of Billings and Mrs. Tishia Mathews of Lamar, Colo.
Reid, Charles E. Sep 1857 - 7 Oct 1941 CCR 9 Oct 1941 p1
[Note: married Ethel Jan 1858 - bef 1941]
Charles E. Reid, 83, founder and former publisher of the Ozark Democrat, passed away Tuesday morning at Shreveport, La., where he had made his home with a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Kent. Funeral services were held Wednesday in charge of Queensborough Masonic Lodge No. 418 of Shreveport, and burial was in a Shreveport cemetery beside Mrs. Reid who preceded him in death. Reid founded the Ozark Democrat in 1900 and edited the paper vigorously until 1925, when he turned management of the Democrat over to his son, Emmitt, now of Marshfield. In 1928, Mr. and Mrs. Reid went to St. Louis and later moved to Shreveport.
Reid, Herschel V. 19 Jul 1869 - 3 Jan 1943 CCR 7 Jan 1943 p1
[Note: Son of Gardner Grant & Sarah Elizabeth (Owen) Reid; married 29 Oct 1890 CCM Matilda Ellen “Ella C.” Chapman 13 Jun 1866 - 2 Jan 1969]
Funeral services for H.V. Reid, 76, for many years an Ozark merchant, were held at the Chaffin Funeral Home here Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Johnson of Springfield, with burial in Rose Hill cemetery near Billings. Mr. Reid died Sunday at his home 514 East Elm Street, Springfield. He retired from the mercantile business in Ozark 12 years ago and moved to Springfield. He had operated the Ozark Mercantile company here since about 1900. Prior to that time he had been employed by the Sander Mercantile company at Billings. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ella Chapman Reid, daughter of a pioneer Ozark family; two daughters, Mrs. Clell Adams of Knobnoster, Mo., and Mrs. Clay Jones of El Dorado, Arkansas; a son, H.V. Reid, Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. William Sullivan and Mrs. Frank Reinboldt of Billings.