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Obituaries

A large number of the obituaries transcribed here are from The Current Wave newspaper at Eminence, Missouri. Permission was granted by The Current Wave to Kathy Welch Heidel, former coordinator of this page, to list these obituaries which have been transcribed by a dedicated researcher. Many thanks to this anonymous researcher and to The Current Wave newspaper, as well as all the other contributors. Additional obituaries from private collections have been added. If you have obituaries, current or old, that you would like to contribute, please contact us.


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Updated Jul. 28, 2014


Donald Carl Abbey

Sep. 24, 1944 - Mar. 5, 2007





















  Donald Carl Abbey was born September 24, 1944 in West Plains, Missouri. He was the fifth child to parents, A.C. Pal Abbey and Ida Becker Abbey. He passed away on Monday, March 5, 2007 in Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He was married to Carletta Tune on July 10, 1970 in Mountain View, Missouri. This union was blessed with two children, Christopher Carl and Brandi Dell. Don attended school in Mountain View and graduated with the Class of 1962. He loved playing basketball and football with his teammates. Don’s early work life was with his father and brothers. He was known as a worker in the concrete and gravel business. He was forced to retire from working due to many health problems. Don was a member and deacon at the First Baptist Church in Mountain View, where he loved to serve his Lord and Savior. He especially enjoyed learning in their Tuesday morning prayer group, Hungry Men, and being a member of the Faith Evangelism Team. Don is survived by his wife, Carletta, of Mountain View; daughter, Brandi Dell of Springfield, Missouri; two brothers, Bob Abbey, of Topeka, Kansas, and Charles Joe Abbey and wife, Patricia, of Topeka, Kansas; two sisters, Betty Bass and husband, Thomas Red, and Nancy Pruitt of Mountain View; two sisters-in-law, Elloise Miller and husband, Johnny, of Batesville, Mississippi and Sharon Tune of Arlington, Virginia; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Don is preceded in death by his son, Christopher Carl; his parents, A.C. and Ida Abbey; two brothers, George Arthur and Roy Gene; his parents-in-law, Carl and Myrtle Tune; two sisters-in-law, Dell Peavler and Tammy Morris. Don enjoyed deer hunting, especially with friends Kenny Smith, J.R. Conner, and brother-in-law, Johnny Miller. In later life, he enjoyed all of his friends at Ken’s Gun Shop and friends at Mountain View Auto Parts. Don was known as a trader of knives and collectibles with his friends. Don loved his Lord, being with his wife and daughter, his family, his friends, the Renegar family that had adopted him and loved him. In early life, his nieces and nephews were a great source of enjoyment, as was his love of horses, especially the Appaloosa, which he was teased about quite often. Don always enjoyed working and visiting with people. Don will be deeply and sadly missed by his family and friends. We know our loss is Heaven’s gain. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2007 at the First Baptist Church in Mountain View, Missouri with Dr. John Noble officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mountain View, Missouri under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View.

Karen Lee
Egly Abbey

Feb. 20, 1959 - Nov. 30, 2009








 
Karen Lee Egly was born Feb. 20, 1959, in Elmhurst, Ill., the daughter of Leonard D. and Barbara (Werhane) Egly. She departed this life on Nov. 30, 2009, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 50 years. Karen was united in marriage to Paul “Cotton” Abbey in 1977 and to this union, two children were born, Jessica and Charles. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Major and Jo Egly and Lester Werhane; and father, Leonard Egly. Survivors include her children, Jessica Butler and husband, Jeremy, of Lawrence, Kan., and Charles Abbey and wife, Erica, of Ramstein, Germany; mother, Barbara Egly of Mountain View, Mo.; maternal grandmother, Kathryne Werhane of Mountain View; one granddaughter, Miranda Butler; two brothers, Karl Egly and wife, Vickie, of Springfield, Mo., and Tim Egly and wife, Kathy, of Abdingdon, Va.; one sister, Kathy Kallas and husband, Mike, of Suring, WI.; nieces and nephews, Amie, John, Lucas, and Lauren; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Karen was a very caring and generous person. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and gardening. She loved her granddaughter and spending time with family. She will be sadly missed. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Yarber Mortuary with Pastor Kathy Osiel officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mountain View under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View.


Cynthia June
Dickerson Abeda

Jul. 31, 1953 - Jan. 20, 2008








 
Cynthia June Dickerson Abeda was born July 31, 1953 in St. Joseph, MO. She passed away January 20, 2008 at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, MO at the age of 54 years, 5 months and 20 days. Cindy was the daughter of William C. (Bill), and June Alice (Copeland) Dickerson. She was welcomed with love and pride for their beautiful child. Cindy was a spiritual girl and woman, who loved all of God's beautiful things. Flowers and cats were her passions. Cindy was preceded in death by her grandmother, Margaret Copeland; grandfather Lewis Copeland; and mother June Alice Dickerson. She leaves behind her father and stepmother William and Darla Dickerson of Mountain View, MO; son Jason King of Kansas City, MO; daughter Shameriah King-Arzt of Mountain View, MO; son Jordan Abeda of Olathe, KS; three grandchildren, Sidney Michael King, Tye Ashton King and Reese Gabrielle Gilbert. Funeral services were held Friday, January 25, 2008 at 12:00 PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Pastor Brian Ingalls officiating under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona, MO.




Olie Aline Kelly
Abbott

May 31, 1934 - Oct. 12, 2007








 
Olie Aline Kelly Abbott, daughter of Ivy KELLY and Amanda Arvilla BRESSLER KELLY, was born May 31, 1934 in Shannon County, Missouri and passed away at the St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, MO, Friday, October 12, 2007 making her age 73 years. Aline was united in marriage to Richard ‘Dick’ Abbott. They were not blessed with children, but loved their nieces and nephews. She was raised in the Catholic Faith. Aline loved cats, television, family, friends, and dancing. One of the highlights of her life was meeting Elvis in a dance hall in Arkansas, when she and her sister Merceline were celebrating her coming out of the children's home. She is preceded in death by her father Ivy KELLY, mother Amanda SHOUP, brothers, Damon KELLY, Buster KELLY, Simon SHOUP, and sister Merceline LEE. Surviving are one sister Stella May WALTERS of Lone Dale, MO; sister-in-law Darlene SHOUP of Mountain View, MO and brother-in-law Bob LEE of Summersville, MO and many nieces and nephews. Memorial Services were held Wednesday, October 17, 2007; at 2:00 pm at Bradford Funeral Chapel at Summersville. 



BURGESS FRANKLIN
 'BUD'
ACORD

May 16, 1924 - Nov. 4, 2002









 
Burgess Franklin 'Bud' Acord was born May 16, 1924 in Bloomfield, MO., to Robert and Dora Ellen (MCCLARD) ACORD. He passed away Nov. 4, 2002, at the VA Hospital in St. Louis, MO., at the age of 78 years. He was united in marriage to Della Geraldine 'Dobbie' LESLIE on Dec. 22, 1950 in Pocahontas, Ark. Two children were born to this union. Bud is preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, three sisters and six infant siblings. He is survived by his wife Dobbie ACORD of Winona; one son, Tim ACORD and his wife Brenda, of Winona; one daughter, Alice WOODS and her husband Roger 'Chud', of Mountain View; six grandchildren, Tonya and Scott HULBERT, Stephanie Crystal WOODS, Jamie, Matthew and Lucas ACORD, and one special grandchild, Melanie POINTS COMO; two great-grandchildren, Sydney HULBERT and Justin GRIM; one brother, Oscar ACORD of Esterville, Iowa; and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law (incomplete). Bud attended the Winona Christian Church and in previous years attended the First Baptist Church of Winona. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Winona Christina Church with Don CROCKETT and Loyd MATTHEWS officiating. Interment was in the Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave.


DELLA GERALDINE
'DOBBIE'
LESLIE ACORD

23 Feb 1932 - 9 Dec 2010






 
Della Geraldine Acord was born February 23, 1932 at Winona, MO, the daughter of Julius Leslie and Sophia (Weaver) Leslie. She passed away December 9, 2010 in Mountain View, MO at the age of 78 years. She was united in marriage to Burgess 'Bud' Acord on December 23, 1950 in Pocahontas, AR. Dobbie was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Sophia Leslie; one sister, Alyne Barnes; one brother, Eugene Leslie; one brother-in-law, Carl Mauldin and one son-in-law, Roger Woods. She is survived by one son, Tim Acord and wife, Brenda, of Winona, MO; one daughter Alice Woods of Mountain View, MO; one sister, Judy Mauldin of Winona, MO; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. Dobbie attended the Winona Christian Church and the Winona Baptist Church. She loved music and enjoyed singing at church. She also enjoyed cooking. Dobbie was a grandma to many children. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Monday, December 13, 2010 at the Winona Christian Church in Winona, MO with Bro. Adam Gordon officiating. Interment was in Pine Lawn Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.



HENRY C. ADAIR

13 Jul 1869 - 22 Mar 1963








 
Henry C. Adair, age 94, of Van Buren, Missouri, died Sunday, March 22, 1963, of a cerebral hemorrhage at the Doctors Hospital in Poplar Bluff.  Mr. Adair was a former school teacher and county judge of Shannon County. He had been a resident of Carter County for five years. He was born July 13, 1869 in Shannon County, and was married in 1893 to Henrie Layton, who died in 1936. In 1961 he was married to Mrs. Della Lehman of Van Buren, who survives. Other survivors include one son, Wilbur Adair of Vinita, Oklahoma, and five daughters, Mrs. Vera McClintock of Van Buren, Mrs. Thela Bell of Hayti, Mrs. Oneita Heger of Los Angeles, Thelma Singler of St. Louis and Mrs. Dixie Palmer of Wichita, Kansas, 13 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren, two brothers, J.S. Adair of Walters, Oklahoma, and J.W. Adair of Oklahoma City.  Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Van Buren, Tuesday, March 24, with Rev. Earl Kearbey officiating. Burial was in the Winona [Baptist Hill] Cemetery with graveside rites by the Odd Fellows Lodge.
McSpadden Funeral Service.


WILLIAM TURNER
 'BILL'  ADAIR



06 Jan 1935 - 05 Apr 2011

The Few. The Proud. The Marines.
 

 

William Turner Adair was born at home in Nederland, Texas, on January 6, 1935, to Wilmer Thomas Adair and Dimple Bryant Adair. He was married at age 17 in Texas to Pat Beckham and to this union a daughter Karen was born. Bill joined the United States Marine Corps at 17 shortly after his marriage and spent the next 12 years in various parts of the world involved in many different assignments. These years were difficult, but defined him. He married Dorothy Berube of Texas. To this union, William Thomas was born. On September 9, 1978, he married Monyeen (Pierce) Ansley in Menifee, California and took on the role of father to her son, Michael Ben Ansley. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Wilmer and Dimple, his son, William Thomas, sisters, Elsie Beckworth and Estelle Williams. He is survived by his wife, Monyeen of Birch Tree, MO; step-son Michael, daughter Karen, grandsons Adrian Cardwell and Henry Smith, great-grandchildren Jailan and Brady Smith, special son Tom Berube, special daughters Cathy Loop and Linda Jack, special nephew Christian Jack. Bill also had many cousins, nieces and nephews and friends in many places. Bill was an excellent auto mechanic and loved old cars. Semper Fi. Memorial gifts may be forwarded to the West Plains Regional Animal Shelter in West Plains, MO. No services are planned. Cremation was under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, MO. Online condolences may be made at www.yarbermortuary.com.

 

 

 

 


Geraldehn Francis
Farrow Adams

Dec. 29, 1938 - May 1, 2005



 
Geraldehn Francis Farrow Adams, age 66, daughter of Dwayne M. and Ethel O. Stewart Farrow, was born Dec. 29, 1938, at Portalus, N.M. She died May 1, 2005, at her home at Salem. She married David Adams May 22, 1956.  Mrs. Adams was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Evelyn Shirley; and son, Roy Leonard Adams. Surviving are her daughters, Velma Jo Shaw and Robin Trina Miller of Salem; and four grandchildren. Services are 1 o'clock Friday at the Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville. Burial is in the Antioch Cemetery at Hartshorn. Visitation is 5:30 to 8 o'clock tonight (Thursday) at the Bradford chapel.

LILLIE WILKINS ADAMS

Dec. 16, 1920 - Jun. 16, 2000







 
Lillie Wilkins Adams was born December 16, 1920 in Eminence, MO to William G. Wilkins and Lula Akers. She departed this life June 16, 2000 at Grapevine, Texas.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Vernon and Clinton Wilkins.  She is survived by two sons, Gordon Bryson and his wife Shirley of Southlake, Texas and Gerald A. Bryson and his wife Lynn of Lewisville, Texas; two daughters, Elinor Mitchel and her husband Daniel of Morena Valley, California and Ellene Albrecht and her husband Paul of Lake Park, Iowa, three brothers, Glenn Wilkins of Summersville, Doyal Wilkins of Arkansas, and Leland Wilkins of Rolla; three sisters, Thelma Warren of Colorado, Theo Price of Summersville, and Edna Engler of Kansas, several grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 326 of Grapevine. Funeral services were at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel Tuesday, June 20th at 2 p.m.  She was laid to rest in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her.


LOUIS JUDSON ADAMS

Feb. 14, 1924 - May 16, 1996


















 
Louis Judson Adams was born at Salem, Missouri on February 14, 1924.  He was the son of Louis Cleveland and Alice (Cox) Adams, of Rector, Shannon County, Missouri, and grandson of Lewis Cass and Josephine (Blaine) Adams, formerly from Raymondville, Texas County, Missouri.  Judson's maternal grandparents were James M. & Sirena (Summers) Cox, and maternal great-grandparents were Andy J. and Sarah A. Summers. After graduation from Rector, and then Eminence High School, Judson enlisted in the Army during World War II, serving as a Tank Mechanic in the 9th Armored Infantry Btn. in Northern France, Central Europe, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Normandy.   He was awarded five (5) bronze stars, the Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star Medal, and the Meritorious Service Unit Plaque. After his discharge from the Army on Dec. 5, 1945, Judson worked as a mechanic in Peoria, Illinois for International Harvester and later, in 1952, transferring to St. Louis. Judson was married October 10, 1953 to Jean Allen of Summersville. Children born of this union were Jackie Sue, (died in infancy),  Diana Ruth (Adams) Cross, St. Charles; Robert Dwain 'Bob', St. Charles; Louis James 'Jim', St. Louis; and William Joseph 'Bill', Clinton Twp.., Michigan. Judson worked as a Diesel Mechanic for International Harvester in St. Louis, then moved his family to St. Charles, where he worked for Willolita Transport until 1981, when he, Jean, and the youngest son, Bill, moved to their present home at Summersville.  There he continued working as a mechanic at Vaughn's Redi-Mix until his retirement.  He had been in ill health for several months and was engaging in home-dialysis through the Ozarks Medical Center at West Plains. Judson and Jean have seven grandchildren:  Matthew Cross, Lindsey and Brian Adams, Nichole and Danielle Adams, Connie Juras, and Erica Adams. Surviving extended family members are two sisters and husbands:  Minnie and Walter Bosedorfer, Clinton, Illinois and JoAnn and Lloyd Ellerman, Eminence, MO; Father and Mother-in-law, Edgar and Alma Allen, Summersville; two sisters-in-law and husbands, Carolyn and Wayne Terrill, Summersville, and Melba and Darel Baker, Raymondville, plus 14 nieces and nephews. Services were at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel, Summersville, with family friend, Rev. Carl Swiney of Willard, MO officiating.  Burial was at the Chrisco Cemetery, Hwy. A and D, Shannon County.  (Note --this appeared in the Current Wave on May 29, 1996)


NAOMI ELLEN
BALLANCE
HAMMOND ADAMS

Feb. 24, 1929 - Sep. 8, 1997




 
Naomi Ellen Ballance Hammond Adams was born Feb. 24, 1929, to Austin and Irene Ballance on Lower Rocky Community in Shannon County, MO.  She passed away at 2 pm Monday, Sept. 8, 1997, in Cox Medical Center South of heart failure. She was preceded in death by her father, mother; three brothers; and a sister. She leaves to mourn two sons, Johnny Hammond and Billy Adams; also a grandson, John Michael Hammond; two sisters:  Bernice Thompson and Geneva Koogler, both of Springfield; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends to miss and grieve for her. She knew the Lord and was a member of Hamlin Memorial Church. Services were held at 3 pm Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with the Revs. Calvin Mayberry and Mike Eckland officiating.  Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield MO. Visitation was Wednesday from 7 to 8 pm at the funeral home.


PAUL F. ADAMS

30 Jun 1924 - 17 Jan 2012













  Mr. Paul F. Adams passed away January 17, 2012 at Birch Tree Place in Birch Tree, Missouri at the age of 87 years, 6 months and 17 days. Paul was born June 30th, 1924 in Hickman, Kentucky to James D. Adams and Eva Jane Chamberlain Adams. He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Crawford on December 5th, 1955 in Hernando, Mississippi. Paul attended school and was raised in Hickman, Kentucky before moving to Caruthersville, Missouri in 1950. He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy and served his country during WW II. Paul worked for Valley Line Company as a Towboat Diesel Engineer before moving to Birch Tree, Missouri upon his retirement. While living in Caruthersville he was a member of the Church of God. Paul is survived by two daughters; Melody Hurley and her husband Terry of Hayti, Missouri and Tracey Jean Roberts and her husband Kenny of Birch Tree, Missouri and a son, David Adams and his wife Valeria of Birch Tree, Missouri, a sister; Patsy Ruth Crabtree, 5 grandchildren; Jason and Jonathan Hurley, Amanda Hawley and Jeremy and Joseph Roberts, 7 great grandchildren; Alivia and Ethan Henson, Landon, Jeremy Jr., Kaden and Colton Roberts and Jadyn Hurley as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Preceding Paul in death was his wife, Mary Jane Adams, a daughter; Paula Jane Adams, his parents; James and Eva Jane Adams, two sisters; Logreda Peggy Carr and Martha Louise Guthrie and two brothers; James Adams and William D. Adams. Pallbearers for Mr. Adams were; Jason Hurley, Jonathan Hurley, Jeremy Roberts, Joseph Roberts, Greg Peters and Gregory Peters. Honorary pallbearers were Kenny Grimmett and Terry Hurley. Visitation for Mr. Adams was Friday, January 20th, 2012 at H.S. Smith Funeral Home in Caruthersville, Missouri. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 21st, 2012 at the Church of God in Caruthersville with Brother Richie Dement officiating. H.S. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  
RUTH MAY
FANSLER AKERS

Mar. 18, 1915 - Jul. 2, 1997





 
Ruth May Fansler Akers was born March 18, 1915 in Eminence, MO to Roy Sears Fansler and Rosey Vie (Nichols) Fansler.  She passed away July 2, 1997 at Oak Grove, MO at the age of 82 years. She was united in marriage on September 21, 1940 at Van Buren, MO to Anvil Glenn Akers.  Three sons and three daughters were born to this marriage. Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Anvil; one brother and one sister. She is survived by her children: Roy Akers of Holden, MO, Joe Akers of Eminence, MO, and C.L. Akers of Winona, MO, Katherine Moorehead and Betty Wilson both of Buckner, MO, and Alice Brown of Eminence, MO; one sister, Lola Jean Barkley of Winona, MO; 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Ruth was active for years in the Bethany Church and other area churches for her entire life. Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Saturday, July 5, 1997 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence with Rev. Lloyd Welch officiating. Interment was in the Munsell Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence. 


HATTIE MAE
HUETT ALBERT

Jul. 25, 1915 - Mar. 23, 2007












 

 

Hattie Mae Albert, 91, died at 3:15 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2007, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born July 25, 1915, in Liberty, Mo., daughter of Luther and Angeline (Campbell) Huett. She worked for many years for the Jersey Community Hospital, first on Pine Street, and then at the facility now located on Maple Summit Road. Her greatest joy during her employment was her assignments in the OB department. Delivering newborns and caring for them was definitely her true calling. Her hobbies included making homemade soup, gardening, canning, sewing, and quilting. She always kept herself busy working on various projects. When she was not working on a hobby, she could be found at the Gospel Assembly Church. She loved the Lord more than anything. Fellowshipping with members of her church was a large part of her life. She had a heart to serve her church and was always ready, willing, and excited to give friends a hand with whatever task needed to be accomplished. She always made herself available to transport individuals to various doctors' appointments. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, who cared for her deeply; a brother, Lynn Huett of Oroville, Calif.; and four sisters, Grace Vines, Anna Gresham and Sally Kassing, all of Ocala, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Ted, Glen and Lowell 'Chick' Huett; three sisters, Virginia Huett, Mazel Chronister and Lena Huett; and a special niece, Janice Tepen, who died Sunday, March 25. A combined visitation for her and her niece will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Revs. Sam Shaw, Robert Livsey and Steve Helfrich will officiate at combined funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday at the Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville. She will be buried next to her niece at Hardin City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gospel Assembly Church.

 

 

UREL JUNIOR ALBERT

May 28, 1928 - Apr. 29, 1992










 
Urel Junior Albert was born May 28, 1928 in New Liberty, Mo. He was 63 years old and the youngest of nine children born to Richard Zimriah Albert and Bessie Hurst Albert.  He passed away in his home on April 29, 1992. Upon returning from military duty in WWII, Urel married Vesta A. Weaver on May 15, 1948 in Salem, Ark. and four children were born to this union: Richard Edman Albert, Linda Denise Albert, Deborah Lynn Albert and John David Albert. Urel enjoyed various occupations, but his most satisfying career was being a professional entertainer.  Recording music, performing on television and radio, and performing live were the kinds of work he loved.  His performing career was highlighted by appearances on the Grand Ole Opry. Urel also made command performances for and was honored by the Missouri Congress for his talents.  In 1989 Urel was inducted into the Missouri Country Music Hall of Fame. Urel was a member of the Winona Christian Church.  His unique talent and humor will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife; four children; a sister, Velma Hicks; four grandsons; and five granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Marvin Albert, Ernest Albert, Earl Albert and Seth Albert; and three sisters, Jewel Ray, Kate Suggs and Opal Albert. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Winona Christian Church with Minister David Haynes officiating. Burial in Pine Lawn Cemetery at Winona. Arrangements were by Duncan Funeral Home, Winona. 

VESTA A.
WEAVER ALBERT

Feb. 3, 1930 - Dec. 1, 1997









 
Vesta A. Weaver Albert, Winona, Missouri, born February 3, 1930 at Winona, Missouri.  She was 67 years old and the youngest of five children born to Oscar E. Weaver and Mary D. Weaver.  She passed away in the home of her children on December l, 1997. Vesta married Urel Junior Albert on May 15, 1948 in Salem, Arkansas. Four children were born to this union; Richard Edman Albert, Linda Denise Albert, Deborah Lynn Albert, and John David Albert. Vesta is survived by her four children, their spouses, Bert Albert, Mike Burrell, John Counts, and Sandy Albert; nine grandchildren, Brent Hood, Richard Albert, Jr., John A. Counts, Jennifer Burrell, Julie Albert, Amy Albert, Seth Burrell, Emily Albert, Sarah Counts; and one great-grandchild, Hunter Hood.  She is also survived by her sisters, Virginia Kuessner, Velma Allmon, and Vanell Miley.  Vesta was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and one brother, Victor Weaver. Vesta's favorite activities were spending time with family and friends, camping on the Current River, and making people smile.  Her life was full of comfort and giving to all those who knew her. Vesta was a member of the Winona Christian Church.  She will be missed by all those who knew her.  She will be missed by all those with whom she spent her life. Donations may be made to Hospice or Winona Christian Church. 


Alta Mae Williams
Powell Alcorn

Nov. 10, 1918 - Sep. 18, 2009



























 
Alta Mae Williams Powell Alcorn was born November 10, 1918 at Eminence, MO the daughter of Robert Williams and Camma (Jackson) Williams. She passed away September 18, 2009 at Mountain View, MO at the age of 90 years. She was united in marriage to David Powell on December 21, 1939 at Eminence, MO and to this union two sons were born. She later married Carl Alcorn in 1977. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Camma Williams; her first husband David Powell in 1975 and her second husband Carl Alcorn in 1986; four brothers Claytus Herl, Elvin, Earnest and Earl Williams; one sister Thela Bohanon and one infant sister, one daughter-in-law Carolyn (Lovins) Powell; and one grandson Stephen Powell. She is survived by two sons Frank Powell and wife Patty of Birch Tree, MO and Allen Powell and Jeannine Bell of Hanna, WY; three brothers Robert Williams and wife Dot of St. Louis, MO, Willis Williams of St. Louis, MO and Vernis Williams of Edgar Springs, MO; one sister Reva McCabe of Plano, TX; grandchildren Pamella Proffitt and husband Dennis of Winona, MO, Brenda Allred and husband Danny of Hanna, WY, Connie Matekovic and husband Tracy of Hotchkiss, CO, Lennie Powell and wife Rhonda of Hanna, WY, Keith Powell and wife Theresa of Birch Tree, MO, Bill Powell and wife Tammy of Birch Tree, MO, and Dena Powell and Shane Roberts of Birch Tree, MO; great grandchildren Aaron Proffitt and Melissa Jones of Hanna, WY, David Proffitt and Summer Walker of Winona, MO, Rachel Watson and Bryan May of Rock Springs, WY, Lacey Dunivin and Kevin O'Dell of Casper, WY, Rhiannon Matekovic of Hotchkiss, CO, Billie Jo Matekovic of Hotchkiss, CO, Nakota Powell of Hanna, WY, Maggie Powell of Hanna, WY, Kaijon Powell of Hanna, WY, Matthew Boyer and Trista Spore of Mountain View, MO, Caleb Powell and Tiffany Prewett of Mountain View, MO, Frank Powell and Nikki Stark of Birch Tree, MO, Montana Crider of Belle Vista, AR, Kyle Allred and wife Cassandra of Rock Springs, WY, Jessica Allred of Sheridan, WY and Keeley Allred of Hanna, WY; great-great grandchildren Rainee Redman, Victoria Proffitt, Audrianna Proffitt, Kyler Proffitt, Raylie Watson, Kyson O'Dell, Justice Nation, Aspen Allred, Phoebe Boyer, Aiyden Powell, Sarah Powell, Gage Stark, and Lena Powell; her many special friends, her ex-daughter-in-law Nola Powell of Hanna, WY, Glenda Thomas, Doris Smith, Evelyn Burnham, Betty Hodge, Johnnie Lou Mahan, Joyce Middleton, Doris Mahan all of Eminence, and many other close friends and family too numerous to mention. Alta lived in the Eminence area her entire life. In the early 1950's Alta would walk from Sutton Creek to Eminence to wallpaper and clean homes. She also worked at Camp Zoe during the summers. In 1954 she went to work at Angelica where she worked for 33 years before she retired in 1977. Alta enjoyed working in her yard, especially her flower garden. She enjoyed quilting and sewing. Alta loved to go fishing in Wyoming with her son Allen, where she enjoyed out-fishing him. Alta kept the proof of her fishing skills hanging on her wall, the 9lb 5oz Walleye she caught on a fishing trip in Wyoming. Alta was known to her family to be not only the best cook but the fastest. Her family remembers her talent at making the best chicken and dumplings. Alta loved her children and grandchildren, and enjoyed spoiling them all. Alta will be missed by the many people who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Monday, September 21, 2009 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO with Rev. Mark Thrasher officiating. Interment was in Bethany Chapel Cemetery in Eminence, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home.

DOROTHY 'DOTTIE'
ALCORN RUSSELL

11 Sep 1920 - 13 Dec 2010












 
Dorothy Lee ‘Dottie’ Alcorn Russell was born September 11, 1920 at Midco, MO the daughter of Vern Alcorn and Minnie Pearl Dixon Alcorn. She passed away on December 13, 2010 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, MO at the age of 90 years. She was united in marriage to Gordon Russell on March 23, 1945 at Salem, AR and to this union two children were born Vern and Sondra. Dottie is preceded in death by her parents Vern and Minnie Alcorn; husband Gordon Russell; one son Vern Ray ‘Sunny’ Russell; one grandson Matthew Russell; one brother Bob Alcorn and one sister Naomi Weaver. She is survived by one daughter Sondra Gordon and husband Yuba of Colorado Springs, CO; one brother Dale ‘Shot’ Alcorn and wife Earlene of New Castle, CO; one sister Leah Corbin of Eminence, MO; two grandchildren Kevin Gordon and wife Lori of Jacksonville, FL and Colleen McElfresh and husband David of Colorado Springs, CO; one great grandson Zachery McElfresh of Colorado Springs, CO; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends. Dottie liked gardening and was a great seamstress. She worked hard all her life in a number of industry jobs including a shoe factory, candy plant, upholstery shop, restaurants, a clerk in a grocery store; and worked for the United States Post Office. Dottie lived in Shannon County, MO most of her life until moving to Colorado in 1957, where she resided until moving back to Winona in 1995. For most of the last year, she resided at Mountain View Healthcare in Mountain View, MO.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Monday, December 20, 2010 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Bro. Adam Gordon officiating. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.

ERMON ALCORN

Dec. 15, 1931 - Mar. 4, 2010















 
Ermon Alcorn was born December 15, 1931 at Lesterville, Mo., the son of Nathaniel Edward Alcorn and Gertrude Irene (Maples) Alcorn. He passed away March 4, 2010, in Branson, Mo., at the age of 78 years. He was united in marriage to Roberta Joan Vanesler on March 18, 1950, in Pocahontas, Ark., and to this union, seven children were born, Sandra, Sharon, Gilbert, Barby, Carol, Ellen and Matthew. Ermon was preceded in death by his parents Nathaniel and Gertrude Alcorn; one son Gilbert Alcorn; five brothers Anzel, Charles N., Garner, Richard and Garry; two sisters Betty Montgomery and Dora Ruth Back; three grandchildren; one great grandchild; one granddaughter-in-law, Diane Luckett; one sister-in-law Carole Alcorn; one brother-in-law, George Vanesler and his mother and father in law Robert and Ellen Vanesler. He is survived by his wife, Roberta, of Branson, Mo.; children, Sandra DeWolfe of Huntsville, Mo., Sharon Luckett and husband Carl of Atlanta, Ga., Barby Freese and husband Jim of Beaufort, Mo., Carol Pendergrass of Ozark, Mo., Ellen Foster and husband David of Teresita, Mo., and Matt Alcorn and wife Renee of Willow Springs, Mo.; two sisters, Helen Martin of Pittsburg, Kan., and Eileen Riffey and husband Ray of Carlinville, Ill.; two brothers-in-law C.F. Back of Grassy, Mo., and Lewis Montgomery of St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters-in-law Barbara Snyder and Jean Heimburger; 27 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. Ermon worked as a farmer, auto body repairman and logger. In his leisure time, he enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed playing his guitar and singing. His greatest joy was his family. He loved having all of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren together to share his life. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Monday, March 8, 2010, at the First General Baptist Church in Willow Springs, Mo., with Henry Nash and Scott Williamson officiating. Interment was in Pine Grove Cemetery in Willow Springs, Mo., under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes of Mountain View, Mo.


GEORGIA JUNE
HINES ALCORN

Jun. 5, 1920 - Jul. 1, 2007

















 
Georgia June Hines Alcorn was born at Eminence, Missouri June 5, 1920, the daughter of George and Becca CHILTON HINES. She passed away on July 1, 2007 in her home at the age or 87 years and 26 days. Georgia was united in marriage to Ralph ALCORN on June 11, 1935. To this union 6 children were born; Dorothy Louise, Juanita Sue, Ralph Alfred, Judith Ann, Margie Pauline and Gary James. Georgia was preceded in death by her parents, George and Becca HINES, her husband Ralph ALCORN, her children, infant son Ralph Alfred ALCORN and Juanita DOWNEY. Her siblings, infant Beatrice HINES, Johnnie HINES, Mae HAYCRAFT, Jimmie HINES, Ethel HINES and Thela CAYLOR. She is survived by her children Louise and Ralph JOHNSON of Eminence, Missouri; Judy and Charlie LOOMIS of Birch Tree, Missouri; Margie and Doc TAYLOR of West Plains; and Gary and Mary ALCORN of Eminence, Missouri; sixteen grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 5 step grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Powell and Louise ALCORN of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; one sister-in-law Pearl ALCORN HOWARD of Cheyenne, Wyoming; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. Georgia retired as a supervisor of Angelica Uniform Factory after 23 years. She made many friends throughout those years, especially from everyone who worked in her unit. People still to this day come up to her and tell her “She hasn’t changed a bit.” She didn’t always know them by name at first, but she could never agree with them as she thought she had changed a lot since she had aged. Georgia professed her faith in Christ as a young girl, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eminence. She still attended church regularly as her health allowed. She was a respected member of the community and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She loved and was devoted to her own family as well as her many adopted-like family. We are comforted in knowing that we will all be joining her again in Heaven someday with our Lord and Savior. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 4th from 6-8pm at the Duncan Funeral Home in Eminence, Missouri and the funeral services will be held at 10am Thursday, July 5th at Duncan Funeral Home in Eminence with the Rev. Alan STRINGER officiating. Interment will follow at the Summers Cemetery at Ink, Missouri under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave.

ALMA IRENE
HURT ALLEN

Dec. 12, 1914 - Mar. 28, 1998
















 
Alma I
rene Hurt Allen, age 83, of Summersville, MO, born December 12, 1914 in Pike County, Arkansas to William Joseph and Bertha (Blake) Hurt.  She passed away March 28, 1998 at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, MO after a massive heart attack and by-pass surgery. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers; Woodrow Hurt, Vernon Hurt; six sisters: twin infants, Wilma Milbratz, Virginia Hurt (inf.) Gladys Lawson, Icelene Wood; one granddaughter, Jackie Sue Adams, 2 great granddaughters, Melissa and Magan Cross, one son-in-law Judson Adams. Alma was married on November 18, 1933 at Salem, Dent County, MO to Edgar Burl Allen.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. Walter M. Jenkins.  To this union were born three daughters:  Melba Baker and husband Darel, Raymondville; Jean Adams, St. Charles, and Carolyn Terrill and husband Wayne, Summersville. Surviving are:  husband, Edgar; three daughters, two sisters:  Glenna Smith, Salem and Lillian Cooley, Eminence.  Grandchildren:  Steven Baker and wife, Denise, Rolla; Ruth Cross and husband, Bruce, St. Charles; Robert Adams and wife, Laura, St. Charles; Diana Howerton and husband, Chris, Raymondville; Jim Adams, St. Charles, Bill Adams and wife, Jacqueline, Michigan; Buddy Terrill and wife, Karen, Summersville,  and Kelly Bell and husband, Tom, Houston; Nick and Clay Howerton, Raymondville, Courtney Terrill, Summersville. Great-grandchildren:  Sara Miller and husband, Lewis, Houston; Shannon Reece and husband, Daniel, Rolla; Matthew Cross, St. Charles; Shauna Baker and Derek Baker, Rolla; Lindsey Adams and Brian Adams, St. Charles; Nicole Adams and Danielle Adams, St. Louis, Erica and Joey Adams, Michigan; Kristin Terrill, Summersville; Dustin Bell, Houston. Great-great-grandchild:  Wesley Reece, Rolla, as well as many nieces and  nephews. Alma was baptized at the Summersville Baptist Church by Rev. John Colbert.  She and Edgar have made their home on their farm near Summersville since 1948. Services were Tuesday, March 31, 1998 with Rev. Maurice Allen, Pastor and Rev. Phil Jester, Pastor officiating.  Interment was in the Chrisco Cemetery, near Twin Springs, in Shannon County under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home, Summersville, MO.



BESSIE BEA
ALLEN NICHOLS

Jul. 26, 1931 - Aug. 5, 1996














 
Bessie B
ea Allen Nichols, age 65, of Lawrence, Douglas Co KS, died Monday, Aug. 5, 1996, at a Lawrence Hospital. She had worked at Penn House for 26 years until she retired in 1993 as a manager. She was born July 26, 1931, at Winona, Mo., the daughter of Earl and Daisy (ROBERTS) ALLEN. She married Clifford A. NICHOLS.  He died in April 1978. Survivors include one foster daughter, Nina BURTON, Lawrence, four sons, Charles NICHOLS, Lawrence, William NICHOLS, Portland, Ore., Calvin NICHOLS, Waynesville, Mo., and Donald NICHOLS, Lawrence; three brothers, Jerry Lee ALLEN and Ronald ALLEN, Mo, and Donald ALLEN, Ark.; her mother, Daisy ALLEN, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will greet friends from 7 till 8:30 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and sent in care of the funeral home. - Lawrence Journal World, Aug. 7, 1996 - Bessie Bea Nichols   -   Graveside services for Bessie Bea NICHOLS, 65, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. NICHOLS died Monday, Aug. 5, 1996, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born July 26, 1931, in Winona, Mo., the daughter of Earl O. and Daisy (ROBERTS) ALLEN. Mrs. NICHOLS was a longtime resident of Lawrence and had worked at Penn House for 26 years until she retired in 1993 from her position as manager. She married Clifford A. NICHOLS in April, 1952.  He died in April 1978. Survivors include four sons, Charles NICHOLS, Lawrence, William NICHOLS, Portland, Ore., Calvin NICHOLS, Waynesville, Mo., and Donald NICHOLS, Lawrence; her mother Daisy ALLEN, Missouri; three brothers, Jerry Lee ALLEN and Ronald ALLEN both of Missouri and Ronald ALLEN, Arkansas; a foster daughter, Nina BLURTON, Lawrence; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  The family will greet friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society. They may be sent in care of the mortuary.


AMEL AUGUSTUS
ALLEN


14 Aug 1904 - 7 Mar 1987
 
Amel Augustus Allen was born in Orangeville County, Ind., on Aug. 14, 1904 and died on March 7, 1987 at Fresno, California. He lived on his farm near Birch Tree for 23 years. Preceding him in death by his wife, Esther. He was survived by his wife, Doris of 13 years; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Thompson (Patricia) of Clever, Mo., Mrs. William Mager (Iris) of Winthrop Harber, Ill., and Ms. Lella Wilkerson of Clever, Mo.; two sons, Willliam Allen of Springfield, Mo., and Junior Allen of Delta, Col.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Fresno, California at Fresno Memorial Gardens - Published April 8, 1987. 

DOROTHY LORENE
JONES HOLLOWAY ALLEN


Dorothy Powell Allen

30 Jun 1929 - 03 Mar 2011




  Dorothy Lorene Jones Holloway Allen was born June 30, 1929 in Summersville, Missouri, the daughter of Elmer and Alice (Tuttle) Jones. She departed this life March 3, 2011 at Birch Tree Place, Birch Tree, Missouri at the age of 81 years. Dorothy attended school in Birch Tree. She married Thomas Holloway in 1946 and to this union three sons were born, Carl Eldon, Donald Eugene, and David Leon. Later she married Herb Allen and to this union one son was born, Timothy Lee. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a very special friend, Arie Deckard; an infant brother; sister, Mildred Hughes; and four grandsons. Survivors include her sons, Timothy Allen and wife, Melody, of Sullivan, MO, Carl Holloway of Ft. Myers, FL, Don Holloway of St. Louis, MO, and David Holloway of Summersville, MO; three stepchildren; two sisters, Betty Woods and Vivian Ledgerwood, both of Birch Tree; brother-in-law, Ray Hughes of Birch Tree; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Dorothy enjoyed flower gardening, fishing, playing bingo, and watching Cardinals baseball. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. (Burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Birch Tree MO).
EDGAR BURL ALLEN

No. 4, 1910 - Dec. 27, 1998





























 
Edgar Burl Allen, s
on of Perry Penn and Evaline (BREWER) ALLEN, was born November 4, 1910 at Annapolis, Iron Co MO, and departed this life on Sunday, December 27, 1998, at his home near Summersville, age 88 years, 1 month and 22 days. Edgar and Alma Irene HURT were united in marriage on November 18, 1933 at Salem Dent Co MO, and to this union three daughters were born: Melba, Jean and Carolyn. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Alma; brother Otis ALLEN, sister, Beulah BURKS; granddaughter, Jackie Sue ADAMS; and son-in-law Louis J. ADAMS; two great granddaughters, Megan and Melissa CROSS. Surviving are his daughters, Melba BAKER and husband Daryl, Raymondville MO; Jean ADAMS, St. Charles MO; and Carolyn TERRILL and husband Wayne, Summersville MO; 9 grandchildren: Steven and Denice BAKER; Chris and Diana HOWERTON; Bruce and Ruth CROSS; Bob and Laura ADAMS; Jim ADAMS; Bill and Jacqueline ADAMS; Wayne ADAMS; Wayne ‘Buddy’ TERRILL, Jr. and Karen; Tom and Kelly BELL; and Courtney TERRILL; 15 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson; three brothers, Everett ALLEN of Texas, Howard and Harold ALLEN of Illinois; two sisters, Eulah STRANGE and Viola BRAMBLE of Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Edgar became a timber and mill laborer at age fourteen, as well as plowing and planting crops on the family’s Iron County farm. In 1929 his family moved to Shannon County to find work for him, his father, and younger brothers in timber cutting and milling near the Current River. In 1933, when the timber mill closed, the ALLEN family moved to Bunker in Reynolds County to be near the Bunker-Culler Lumber Mill. Edgar began working for J. J. BAY’s Farm and Lumber Company, and continued working there until 1942. That same year he purchased his own team of bay horses. He and Alma and their two daughters moved to the Don Chrisco farm on Barren Fork Creek in Shannon County. Edgar continued to farm, also working with his own team in the timber, whenever a mill was located within reasonable driving distance from home. On April 14, 1945, near the end of World War II, Edgar, at age 35, was drafted into the U. S. Army. He left Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis and was sent to Kodiak AK, where he served at Fort Greeley until the end of the war. He was honorably discharged with the rank of PFC on August 13, 1946. After the war he returned to the farm on Barren Fork Creek. In 1948 he bought his first home property, on Highway Z at Summersville, where he was living at the time of his death. Always a gardener who loved to plow and plant each Spring, Edgar raised lots of vegetables during each of the fifty years spent on his farm at Summersville. In the early 1950s he went to work at Craig’s Charcoal Mill and worked there until his retirement. A punctual and regular attendant at church services, Edgar led the way in baptism for his family at the Summersville First Baptist Church on October 13, 1960, by the Rev. John COLBERT. He was dressed and leaving fir Sunday School during his last moments on earth on Sunday morning December 27, 1998. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Summersville Citizens Center, which delivered his lunch each day, or to the Chrisco Cemetery Fund. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 1998 at the First Baptist Church in Summersville, with Rev. Maurice ALLEN and Rev. Albert STEELMAN officiating. Interment was in Chrisco Cemetery on Hwy. A near Bunker, in Shannon Co MO. Arrangements were under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave, January 6, 1999.

EFFIE MAY
SCONCE ALLEN

May 11, 1893 - Jul. 4, 1959







 
Effie M
ay Sconce Allen, daughter of John and Mary Taylor Sconce, was born near Ravenden, Arkansas on May 11, 1893 and departed this life at her home near Riverton, Missouri on July 4, 1959 at the age of 66 years, one month and 23 days. In 1914 she was united in marriage to William A. Allen at Eminence, MO. To this union three sons were born. She is survived by her husband of the home, one son Carl W. Allen of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, two grandsons, two granddaughters, two great grandchildren, and one brother, Ray Sconce of Eminence, MO. Also surviving is a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two sons, Glen in infancy, and Howard G. during World War II, by her parents, and one brother, Wesley Sconce. Mrs. Allen was converted at an early age and was a faithful and loyal member of the Missionary Baptist Church of Riverton at the time of her passing. Funeral services were held at the Riverton Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Hull of Alton and Rev. D.E. Handling of Riverton officiating with burial in the Cave Springs Cemetery under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer. Pallbearers were: Lloyd Crowell, David Williams, Forrest Wilkerson, Fate Johnson, Thomas Lance, Jr. and Howard Dale. - SMD (South Missourian Democrat) July 9, 1959.

Esther Irene
Griffin Allen

Jul. 13, 1906 - Jun. 17, 1966










 
Esther Irene Griffin Allen, d
aughter of Jasper P. Griffin and Laura Gertrude Ahatto in Nevada, Storey Co. Iowa born July 13, 1906, departed from us on June 17, 1966 at St. Francis hospital at Mount View, Mo. at the age of 59 years 11 months and 4 days. Her death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage suffered earlier in the day. She spent much of her younger years growing up at Blue Earth, Minn. Latter she moved with her family back to Iowa and graduated high school at Bloomfield, Iowa. She later attended college at Olivet Nazarene College at Kankakee, Illinois. On Jan 5, 1937 she was united in marriage to Amel Augustus Allen at Danville, Illinois. He survives. They made their home in Iowa for several years and then moved to Shannon Co. Mo. To this union five children were born. Two sons and three daughters. William Wallace of the house, Amel Augustus Jr. and wife LaRue of Ontario, Ca.; Patricia and husband Charles Thompson of Clever, Mo.; Iris and husband William Mager of Springfield, Mo. Lella and husband Bill Wilkerson of Everton Mo. She also leaves two grandsons, Larry and Lloyd Thomas, and three granddaughters, Theresa Thompson, Leslee Wilkerson, and Natalie Mager. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. L. Gertrude Griffin of Birch Tree, Mo. brothers, Auther Griffin of Springfield, Mo.; Lawrence Griffin of Birch Tree, Mo. and Alfred Griffin of Des Moines, Iowa. Those preceding her in death were her father and two brothers Paul and Edwin. Also grandparents Simeon and Charity Griffin and Levi and Sarah Shatto. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday June 20 at the Berea Mennonite Cemetery at Birch Tree, Mo. under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View.

FRANKIE EUGENE ALLEN

Jul. 27, 1945 - Oct. 16, 1997








 
Frankie E
ugene Allen, born July 27, 1945 in Granite City, IL to Carl and Mary Jane (HASTINGS) ALLEN. He passed away October 16, 1997 at University Hospital in Columbia at the age of 52 years. Frankie was united in marriage to Geneva Iline FISHER on May 1, 1964 in East Alton, IL and unto this union one child was born. He is preceded in death by one brother, James ALLEN. Frankie is survived by his wife Geneva Iline ALLEN; his parents, Carl and Mary Jane ALLEN; one daughter Sherrie CRIDER and her husband Donald of Winona, MO; one brother, Carl Lee ALLEN of Humble, TX; three sisters; Sue FERGUSON of Troy, IL; Judy HARLEN of Granite City, IL; Sandy MCDOWELL of Granite City, IL’ also three grandchildren; Christopher SMITH, Nicholas CRIDER, Natasha SMITH, and one step grandchild, Paige ATCHISON. Frankie was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. He was also a hardworking, devoted man, who will be missed. Funeral services were held Monday, October 20, 1997 at 10:00 am at the Duncan Chapel in Winona with Bro. Lonnie FISHER officiating. Interment will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona under the direction Of Duncan Funeral Home, Winona, MO.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave.

FRONA L. LESLIE ALLEN

21 Jan 1931 - 13 May 2014







  Frona L. Leslie Allen - daughter of William Thomas 'Bill' Leslie & Florence Anthony Leslie, was born Jan. 21, 1931 at Winona. She passed away at her son John's home in Etowah, North Carolina on May 13, 2014, after a battle with cancer. Frona was married to Johnnie Lowell Allen on Feb. 14, 1952 in Fulton County, Arkansas. Frona lived most of her life at Winona. She was preceded in death by both parents, husband Johnnie, an infant daughter, Janet L., sister Thelma Leslie Roberts, brother William Franklin 'Frankie' Leslie and brother-in-law Wayne Roberts. Frona is survived by her two sons, John, of Etowah, North Carolina, and James (Lori), of Warsaw, Missouri; grandchildren Tyler and Tara Allen, and a sister, Fayetta Martin, of Winona, Missouri, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She will be remembered as a dear, sweet woman who always had a smile on her face. A memorial service at Winona is being planned for July, with interment of the cremains beside her husband Johnnie at Mount Zion Cemetery.

GENEVA 'ILINE'
FISHER ALLEN



Aug. 30, 1945 - Jul. 7, 2014










  Geneva 'Iline' Fisher Allen was born August 30, 1945 at West Ridge, AR, the daughter of Herman Fisher and Beatrice (McCarty) Fisher. She passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014 at Mountain View, MO at the age of 68 years with her daughter and grandchildren by her side. She was united in marriage to her lifetime sweetheart, Frankie Allen on May 1, 1964 at Wood River, IL and to this union one daughter was born. He preceded her in death in October 1997. Iline later married Raymond Hughes, her friend and partner for 14 years on January 9, 2013. He preceded her in death in February 2013. Iline is preceded in death by her parents Herman and Beatrice Fisher; her first husband Frankie Allen; her second husband Raymond Hughes; one sister Sheila Johnson; four brothers-in-law Brett Johnson, James Allen, Butch McDowell and Andy Martin; and one niece Debra Fisher. She is survived by her daughter Sherrie Smotherman and husband Mark of Birch Tree, MO; one special son Donald Crider of Winona, MO; three brothers Harold Fisher and wife Linda of Alma, AR, Eddie Fisher of Oklahoma, and Lonnie Fisher and wife Patty of California; one sister Leona Martin of Oklahoma; three grandchildren Natasha Crider and Rusty Derryberry of Springfield, MO, Christopher Crider of Winona, MO, and Nicholas Crider of Winona, MO; a large group of nieces and nephews, and a host of other family and friends. Iline moved to Winona, MO in the late 1960’s. She worked for many years at Paramount Cap Factory. Iline and Frankie also ran the drive-in movies at Winona for many years where she became a second Mom to many young teens. Iline moved to Birch Tree in 1998 where she lived until her passing. Iline had a great sense of humor, enjoyed embroidery, quilting and loved her flowers and flower garden. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her & wanted everyone to remember she is no longer ill.

Visitation July 11, 2014, 2:00 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 3:00 p.m., Duncan Funeral Home - Birch Tree, Missouri
RUTH ALLEN

allen_ruth

Jan. 28, 1914 - Jan. 6, 1999




 
'Miss Ruth' Allen was b
orn in Detroit MI on January 28, 1914 to Rachel and John ALLEN. She passed away January 6, 1999 at the Birch View Nursing Center at the age of 84. Ruth accepted the Lord Jesus as her Savior at age 12. She became a home missionary in 1936 serving in the rural areas of northern Michigan. She taught Sunday School, Bible classes in homes, worked in Bible camps and taught Daily Vacation Bible School. Her father, a pastor, assisted in many of these classes. In 1949 she moved with her parents to Missouri, settling in Shannon County. Her father continued to assist her in the same work as carried on in Michigan. In 1952 Shirley FLETCHER joined Ruth as her father retired. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Joseph, Albert and Edgar ALLEN. She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Hazel ALLEN of Michigan and Dorothy ALLEN of Florida. Also a number of nieces and nephews survive. Ruth was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church of Southfield MI and an associate member of Pilgrim’s Rest Church. It might be said of her as of the Apostle Paul: “I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge shall give me in that day, and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.” II Tim. 4:7 & 8. Ruth will be greatly missed by friends and family. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 1999 at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View MO. Interment was in Oak Forest Cemetery, Birch Tree MO.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave, January 13, 1999.


Thelma Leone
Dickerson
Dillard Allen

14 Jun 1928 - 25 Nov 2009










 

 

Thelma Leone Dickerson was born June 14, 1928 at the family farm on Windes Creek in Shannon County east of Winona, Missouri. She was the fourth of seven children born to John Albert and Dora Elizabeth (McAdams) Dickerson. Thelma died on November 25, 2009 at Hospice of the Hills in Harrison, Arkansas. Thelma was married to Earl Dillard on June 11, 1945 and to their union two sons and one daughter were born. Earl brought one son to the union. The family resided in the Upper Little Shawnee Creek and Eminence communities where Thelma was a homemaker and later employed at Angelica Uniform for over 29 years. In 2002 Thelma married Clarence Allen of St Charles, MO. Thelma was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed traveling. Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, husband Earl in July 1982, husband Clarence in December 2006, brothers Glen Dickerson and John Dickerson Jr., and sisters Eileen Tucker and Faye Martin. Thelma leaves to remember her life and mourn her passing sons Earl Ray (Midge) Dillard of Arnold, MO, Johnnie Bert (Sandy) Dillard and Roger Eugene (Cheryl) Dillard of Eminence, MO, and daughter Elizabeth Mae 'Beth' (Bill) Hoffman of Harrison, AR. Two sisters: Kathryn Randolph of Mtn. View, MO and Ruby Weldon of Milton, FL. Brother-in-law Charles L. 'Bus' Wright of Mtn. Grove, MO. Ten grandchildren: Steve (Maria) Dillard, Sandy (Phil) Brown, Angel (Dan Genung) Childers, Becky (Jeremy) Craig, Lori (Gabe) Miller, Lisa (Randy) Martin, Jon (Rebekah) Huffman, Julie (Tim) Beaman, Michelle (Brandon) Turner, and Deanna Dillard. Fourteen great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends. Burial was at New Eminence Cemetery.

MAGGIE MARIE
ANTHONY ALLMON

Jun. 17, 1911 - Jul. 4, 1998






 
Maggie Marie Anthony Allmon was born June 17, 1911 to Andrew and Hester (Clark) Anthony, in Gardin, M0. She passed away on July 4, 1998 at the Mountain. View Health Care in Mountain. View, Mo. Maggie married Chester 'Bud' Guy Edward Allmon on December 26, 1926 at Van Buren, Mo and to this union seven children were born. Maggie is survived by four sons:  Doyle Edward Allmon of Seymour, MO; Dwain Allmon, of Mountain. Grove, MO;  Lowell Dale Allmon, of Eureka, MO, and Gordon H. Allmon, of Winona, MO.  One daughter, Charlotte Ann Martin, of Winona, MO.  Eleven Grandchildren, two-step-grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Bud, one infant son, Richard Lee, two grandsons and three sisters. Maggie attended the Winona Assembly of God Church, when she was able. She was loved by all who knew her and will be sadly missed. Funeral Services for Maggie Allmon were held on Monday July 6, 1998 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, with the Rev. Dolman Roderman officiating.  Interment was in the Falling Springs Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. 

MYRTLE M.
ROSS ALLMON

Feb. 17, 1899 - May 1, 1989





 
Myrtle M
. Ross Allmon was born February 17, 1899 at Surprise, MO the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Julie Hill Ross and departed this life on May 1, 1989 at Birch View Nursing Center in Birch Tree, Mo at the age of 89 years. She was united in marriage to Rufus N. Allmon on March 16, 1918 in Oregon County, MO and to this union three children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rufus, on April 13, 1980; two sons, Roscoe at age 5; and Dewey in WWII; Also, one brother and two sisters. She is survived by one son Ray Allmon and wife, of Jefferson City, MO; one brother, Everett Ross of Alton, MO; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Myrtle owned and operated a general mercantile and grocery store in Winona from 1933 to 1968. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 4 at 1 pm in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Winona with Rev. David Meade officiating.  Interment was in Falling Springs Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. 

NANCY JEAN
GARRISON
MUEHLENDYCK ALLMON

Nancy Allmon

13 Mar 1950 - 17 Dec 2009
 


Nancy Jean Garrison was born March 13, 1950 at Greenville, Missouri to James A. and Irma V. (Busiek) Garrison. She went to asleep in Jesus on December 17, 2009 at San Antonio, Texas at the age of 59 years. On June 5, 2004, Nancy Muehlendyck and Jack Allmon were united in marriage. She was a member of the Our Savior Lutheran Church of Salem. Nancy was a member of the Elks Lodge, Ladies Auxilliary of American Legion, Historical Society at Fort Clark Springs, Texas, Audobon Society, and gave to many charitable organizations. She enjoyed wildlife, outdoor activities, crocheting, knitting, arts, crafts, quilting, and making favorite recipes. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Earl Muehlendyck; brothers, Irvin and Terry Garrison; and one sister, Betty Page. Survivors include, her husband, Jack Allmon,(Ret. Air Force) Salem, Missouri. and Brackettville, Texas; step children, Randy Allmon and wife, Norma, Chandler, Arizona; Theresa Allmon, Salem; Sandra Roffers and husband, Gene, Big Springs, Texas; Jackie Sisco and husband, Wade, Salem; one brother, Jack Garrison and wife, Marilyn; six sisters, Charlotte Matherne, Pat Ryder and husband, Sonny, Jean Kelly, June Gibson, Irene Dees and husband, Bill, Diane Griechen and husband, Kenneth. A host of grandchildren, nieces, and nephews Funeral service for Nancy Allmon was December 23, 2009 in the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel with Pastor Debbie Leone officiating. Special musical selections were played. Active pallbearers were: David Dees, Jimmie Garrison, Ross Griechen, Denver and Dustin Blackwell, and Dylan Sisco. Interment was in the Pine Lawn Cemetery at Winona, Missouri.

 




VELMA D.
WEAVER ALLMON

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Aug. 18, 1926 - Dec. 4, 1997
 
Velma D
. Weaver Allmon was born in Winona, Missouri on August 18, 1926.  She was 71 years old and the third child born to Oscar E. Weaver and Mary D. Matthews.  She left this life on December 4, 1997 in Springfield, Missouri. Velma was formerly married to Ray N. Allmon, and two daughters were born, Mary Adele and Alice Rae.  She is survived by her two daughters and their families, David and Adele Weatherly and their children Senior Airman, Christopher Lincoln and Jessica Weatherly of Potosi, Missouri and Bob and Alice Buell and their daughter Jennifer Buell of Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Survivors also include two sisters, Virginia C. Kuessner of Winona and Vanell B. Miley of Forsythe, Missouri.  Remaining survivors include the many members of the Weaver and Norton families.  Velma was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Victor E. Weaver, and one sister, Vesta A. Albert both of Winona, MO. After graduating from Southwest Missouri State University with a degree in education, Velma taught in the Winona school system for thirty years before retiring.  She is included in the Who's Who list of Missouri Educators.  She was a member of Missouri State Teacher's Association and the Missouri School Library Association.  Velma was also a member of several clubs and organizations including the Winona Study Club, Eastern Star, and Friends of the Library.  She served on the Missouri State Library Board, and was instrumental in enhancing the Winona Library. Velma was a member of the Winona Christian Church, and will be missed by all those with whom she spent her life.  Donations may be made to the scholarship fund being established in Velma's honor at the Winona Savings Bank in Winona, MO or the Winona Library.
Eugene Floyd Amsden

01 Nov 1946 - 02 Oct 2010 











 

Eugene Floyd Amsden, son of the late Tennie Lore 'Toots' Pogue Amsden and John Amsden was born at Redford, MO, on November 1, 1946. He departed this life at Blair's Creek in Shannon County, MO, on October 2, 2010, having attained the age of 63 years, 11 months and one day. Eugene loved riding horses, driving his team and he enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He loved picking on his family and friends, his greatest joy was spending time with his family especially his grand baby. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lore Amsden, two brothers, Robert Dale and Obia Amsden. Eugene is survived by one son, Keith Stevenson and wife Shannon of St. Ann, three daughters, Lorie Umfleet on Columbia, Karen Bass and husband Taylor of O'Fallon, Rebecca White and husband Sean of Ellington, five grandchildren, four brothers, John Wesley Amsden of Centerville, Darrell Amsden of Owensville, Herbie Amsden of Centerville, Coy Amsden of Ellington, eight sisters, Ruth Epley of Redford, Wilma Rudolph of Centerville, Helen Rudolph of Centerville, Wanda Landrum of Festus, Linda Meyer of Ellington, Brenda Little of St. Louis, Lela Mallard of Paragould, AR, and Georgianna Amsden of Centerville. Eugene is also survived by a host of relatives and many friends who will mourn his passing. 
Visitation: Tues. October 5th 4 to 8 P.M.
Funeral Services: Wed. October 6th at 2:00 P.M. McSpadden Funeral Home
Minister: Marvin Richards
Burial: Blair's Creek Cemetery
Pallbearers: Arrangements by McSpadden Funeral Homes, Inc. Ellington, Missouri 
EATHEL MARIE
STARK ANDERSON

Mar. 24, 1912 - Dec. 23, 2004











 
Eathel Marie Stark Anderson, the daughter of the late James Henry Stark and Sarah Jane Dye Stark was born March 24, 1912 at Greenville, Mo. in Dade County and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 23, 2004 at the Hillcrest Care Center in Desoto, Mo. making her age 92 years 8 months and 29 days. She was united in marriage to Luther Allen Anderson, February 28, 1930 making their union together 43 years before Luther passed away in 1973. To this union 9 children were born, Goldie Marie Wallace; Genevieve A. Ellis; Doris F. Anderson; Eudell A. Anderson; Bob G. Anderson; Virgil G. Anderson; Rose L. Ballard; Beverly A. Kizer and James L. Anderson. Eathel lived in Summersville for many years, after she was unable to stay alone she move to the Desoto area. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ. She was a homemaker and worked in the home. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Eathel is preceded in death by her parents, James Henry and Sarah Stark; her husband Luther, three children, Doris, Bob and Goldie; three brothers and six sisters. Eathel is survived by her children, Genevieve Ellis of Overland, Mo.; Eudell Anderson of Dora, Alabama; Virgil Anderson and wife Porsia of Cullman, Alabama; Rose L. Ballard and husband Bailey of Steelville, Mo.; Beverly Kizer and husband Victor of Hillsboro, Mo. and James Anderson and wife Nancy of Jonesboro, Arkansas; 21 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and one sister Ruth Tuttle of Summersville and a host of other family members.. Services were held on Wednesday; December 29, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Evangelist Tom Dennis officiating.  [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]

EUDELL ALLEN
ANDERSON

Jul. 24, 1937 - Feb. 17, 2006












 
Eudell Allen Anderson, the s
on of the late Luther Allen Anderson and Eathel Marie Stark Anderson was born in Summersville, MO, July 24,1937 and passed away at the Community Care Center of Seville in Salem, MO, Friday, February 17, 2006 making his age 68 years. Eudell was united in marriage to Irma Gale, November 23, 1957 at Hartshorn, MO. To this union three children were born, Charles Allen, Charlene Irma and Evalena Gale. Eudell was later married to Wynell Thompson in June 1990 in Dora, Alabama. Preceding Eudell in death were his parents, Luther and Eathel, his wife Wynell, two brothers, Bob and Virgil, and two sisters, Doris and Goldie. He is survived by his children, Charles Anderson of Hartshorn, MO; Charlene Batstone and husband Ken of Salem, MO; Evalena Hollibaugh and husband Everett of Houston, MO; one brother James Anderson and wife Nancy of Jonesboro, Arkansas; three sisters, Genevieve Ellis of Overland, MO; Rose Ballard and husband Bailey of Steelville, MO; Beverly Kizer and husband Victor of Hillsboro, MO; five grandchildren, Myra Kay Anderson, Nathan Allan Anderson, Carla Anderson, Sara Jean Batstone, Crystal Leann Hollibaugh, a host of other family members and many friends. Eudell was most comfortable at work. He was a farmer, sawmill operator, mechanic, and did small engine repair. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening. He lived in Summersville and Hartshorn area most of his life. Then moving to Alabama in 1984 and where he worked with his brother Virgil in his logging business. After he became ill, Eudell moved to Salem, MO in April of 2005 for the remainder of his life. Services were held Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Emmett Bradford Officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home. [Obituary courtesy of The Current Wave.]

James William
Anderson

Dec. 7, 1966 - Apr. 12, 2009



 
Ja
mes William Anderson was born December 7, 1966 to Edith Nichols Anderson in Rockford Illinois. He passed away on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009 at home with his mother and brothers surrounding him. He had fought a year long battle with esopagheal cancer. He leaves to mourn and miss him, his mother of Eminence, brothers Thad of Riverside Ca., Jon of Mount Zion, Ill., and Daniel of Perth Australia. He leaves his children, Jacob, Cassandra, Aiden and Allyson as well as one uncle, Bucky of Doniphan, two aunts, Janice Powell of Rolla and Judy Uebinger of Camdenton and a host of cousins. Jim's life centered around his children. He was a kind, gentle patient man who never once complained of anything during his illness. Cremation and internment was in Decatur Illinois on Friday, April 17th.

Leslie W.
Anderson

Mar. 13, 1921 - Oct. 28, 2009






















 

 

Leslie W. Anderson, fondly known a ‘Les’ was the only child of Antone A. and Agnes H. Kleopfer Anderson. He was born on March 13, 1921, in Rapid City, South Dakota. His mother died when he was 14 days old and he was raised by his grandparents Bert and Minnie Kleopfer near Summersville, MO. Les passed away October 28, 2009, at his daughter's home surrounded by his family. He was 88 years, 7 months and 15 days. He was united in marriage to Martha Jane Smith on January 2, 1949, at Summersville, MO, and together celebrated their 57th anniversary prior to the passing of Martha Jane in June 2006. To their union two children were born, Leslie Richard (Dickie) and Vivian Ann. Les attended first through eighth grades at the Bell District School of Texas County, Summersville, MO. Les was inducted into the Army on November 14, 1942, and served in World War II from November 21, 1942, through December 19, 1945. He held the rank of Tech/Sgt (T-5) and earned four Bronze Service Stars for the following campaigns: Southern Philippines, Ryukyus, Bismark, Archipelago and New Guinea. Les also earned and was awarded the following medals: Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with four clusters, the American Defense Medal, Overseas Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Rifle Medal (M-1) and the World War II Medal; his unit earned and was awarded a Merit Service Unit Plaque. With honorable discharge, Les returned home to work for the CCC for a period of time. He then began farming and continued until his health failed a few weeks ago. His life taught the importance of hard work, honesty, and commitment creating countless memories for his family. Les accepted the Lord as His Savior at a church revival in Arroll, MO, in 1956. He appreciated listening to gospel music and enjoyed talking about the Lord. He attended the First Assembly of God Church in Mountain View and the Midvale Pentecostal Holiness Church in Summersville, MO for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents Antone and Agnes Anderson; his wife, Martha Jane; and special in-laws, Aaron and Lottie Smith. Les is survived by his children, Dickie Anderson of Mountain View, MO; Ann and husband, C.L. Miller of West Plains, MO; four grandchildren Brent Anderson and wife, Gina of Mountain View, MO; Kip Anderson and wife, Lindsay of Lexington, KY; Jessica (Miller) Schiwitz and husband, Josh of Manassas, VA; and Erica (Miller) Peterson and husband, Matt of Mountain Grove, MO; four great grandchildren, Mackenzie Anderson, Ashley Taylor Schiwitz, Jaden Anderson and Riley Anderson. His gentle nature and chuckle will be greatly missed by his family, neighbors and friends that knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Monday, November 2, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Duncan Funeral Home Chapel in Mountain View, MO with Reverend Emmett Bradford and Reverend Nolan Wilkins officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Mountain View, MO, under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View.

 

 

MARTHA JANE
SMITH ANDERSON

Jan. 7, 1930 - Jun. 23, 2006













 
Martha J
ane Smith Anderson was born January 7, 1930 to Aaron R. Smith and Lottie Ann (Winningham) Smith at Mountain View, Missouri. She passed away June 23, 2006 at Springfield, Missouri at the age of 76 years. She was united in marriage to Leslie W. Anderson on January 2, 1949 at Summersville, Missouri and to this union two children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aaron R. and Lottie Ann Smith. She is survived by her husband Leslie W. Anderson of Summersville, Missouri; her son Dickie Anderson of Mountain View, Missouri; her daughter, Ann Miller and husband C.L. of West Plains, Missouri; four grandchildren Brent Anderson and wife Gina of Mountain View, Missouri; Kip Anderson and wife Lindsay of Lexington, Kentucky; Jessica Schiwitz and husband Josh of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; and Erica Miller of Springfield, Missouri; four great grandchildren, Mackenzie Anderson, Ashley Taylor Schiwitz, Jaden Anderson and Riley Anderson; one brother Neal Smith and wife Jane of Adrian, Missouri; one aunt Mattie J. Wells of Mountain View, Missouri; and one uncle, Robert F. Smith of Summersville, Missouri. She worked at Padgett Hardware in Mountain View in her early years. She retired in 1995 from Angelica Image Apparel after nearly 40 years of service. She attended Midvale Pentecostal Holiness Church in Summersville. She enjoyed embroidering, quilting, cooking holiday dinners and spending time with her family. She was always ready and willing to serve others when the need arose. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and neighbor and will forever be missed. Although she is gone from this world, she left footprints that will never be removed from our hearts and memories. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, Missouri. Interment was at Greenlawn Cemetery in Mountain View, Missouri under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home in Mountain View.  [Obituary courtesy of The Current Wave.]

SHIRLEY ROSE
FISK ANDERSON

Jun. 18, 1934 - May 20, 2000











 
Shirley Rose Fisk Anderson, the daughter of Benjamin Turl Fisk and Anna Elizabeth Knight Fisk, was born June 18, 1934 at Venice, Illinois and passed away at Cox Medical Center on Saturday morning, May 20, 2000 make her age 65 years 11 months and 28 days. She was united in marriage to Hugh N. Anderson August 1, 1959 making their union together 42 years.  To their union two children were born, Anna Elizabeth Anderson Crabtree and Hugh Neil Anderson Jr. Shirley became a member of the Order of Eastern Star Summersville Chapter 363 April 14, 1989 and was a member of Summersville United Methodist Church for many years.  She was a housewife and mother.  Shirley loved to sing and enjoyed music.  She especially loved to be  with her grandchildren who she loved very much.  She enjoyed animals and liked to watch them play.  Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers, Charles Ernest Fisk, Sr., Robert Hardford Fisk, Benjamin Turl Fisk Jr., Lawarren Kenyon Fisk and sister Bonnie Virginia Fisk Harbarch. Surviving are her husband Hugh Anderson of Mountain View Health Car, Mountain View, MO; two children, Anna Crabtree, Hugh Anderson Jr. and wife Gwen, five grandchildren; Benjamin Levi Crabtree, Lydia Cecile Crabtree, Dustin, Derrick and Tiffany Pobst, all of Summersville, MO, one brother Ty Fisk and wife Fannie of Madison, Illinois, and one sister Betty Sue Gay of Granite City, Illinois. Funeral Services and Eastern Star Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2000 at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alva Trowbridge officiating.  Burial was in Summersville City Cemetery in Summersville.  Arrangements were under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.  Memorial may be made to the American Diabetes Association.  Submitted by Kay Warren

THOMAS J.
'TOM'
ARCOBASSO



20 Feb 1938 - 11 Jul 2011

 

ARCOBASSO, THOMAS J.; on Monday, July 11, 2011.

 

Beloved husband of Judy Arcobasso (nee Rex); loving father of Sherri Arcobasso, Toni Arcobasso, Chrissy (Jeff) Ayers; loving grandfather of Danielle and Blake Fowler, Nicole, Dominique and Spencer Ayers; dear brother of Frank Arcobasso, Joe (Delorese) Arcobasso; dear brother-in-law of Pattie Robinson and Tom (Sharon) Rex, an uncle and a cousin.

Tom was the owner of Arcobasso's restaurant for 33yrs. He lived for his children and grandchildren. He loved to be outdoors fishing and hunting. He was a friend to everyone he met and treated them like family.

SERVICES; will begin on Thursday, July 14th at 9:30 AM at the STYGAR MID RIVERS Funeral Home 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. (St. Charles) then to St. Josephs Church Cottleville for 10:00 AM Mass.

Interment Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials to the Humane Society preferred.

 

 

 


DOROTHY JEAN
YOCUM ARD




24 Sep 1942 - 04 Oct 2011
 

 

Dorothy Jean Ard was born September 24, 1942 in Cuba, IL the daughter of Harold Lee Yocum and Phoebe Bernice (Hammond) Yocum. She passed away on October 4, 2011 in Willow Springs, MO, at the age of 69 years. She was united in marriage to Johnie Willard Ard on June 8, 1962 in West Plains, MO. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Phoebe Yocum; three sisters, Margie Hillyer, Martha Lind and Dixie Moulton; and two grandchildren, Daniel Hood and Adam Land. She is survived by her husband, Johnie Ard of Willow Springs, MO; one son, Johnny Ard of Jefferson City, MO; three daughters, Bonnie Kay Wallace and husband Michael of Mountain View, MO, Judy Lynn Hood of Mountain Grove, MO and Becky Sue Land of Salem, MO; three brothers, Harold Yocum and wife Delores; Leslie Yocum and wife, Sandy; and Charlie Yocum, all from Illinois; seven sisters, Idola Rayl and husband, Larry; Patsy Davis, Connie Kindhart, Linda Boulton, Carol Highland, Diana Howard and husband, Tom; Cheryl Ard and husband, Terry, all from Illinois; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. Dorothy enjoyed hand quilting, sewing and going to yard sales. She loved flowers and enjoyed being in her flower garden. Dorothy was a devoted caregiver and loved being with her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 8, 2011 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, MO with Pastor Bill Morris officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Mountain View, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.

 


JAMES CLINTON ARD

Dec. 3, 1958 - Dec. 13, 1997






 

James C
linton Ard, born Dec. 3, 1958, son of Clinton James Ard & Etta Margaret Comely. He passed away at his home in Eminence on Dec. 13, 1997 at the age of 39 years. He is preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Jane Ard, and his grandfathers, Ray Ard and Cordell Comely. James is survived by his parents, Clinton and Etta Margaret Ard of Eminence, brother Jerry Dale and wife Tara of Eminence, sisters Donna Damouth and husband Rob of Salem, and Jennifer Ferguson and husband Tracy of Eminence; four nephews, three nieces, his grandmothers, Alma Ard of Eminence and Ellen Comely of Salem, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He professed Christ as his Savior at an early age. James will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held at 1 pm Monday Dec. 15, 1997 at Duncan Funeral Chapel of Eminence with Rev. Carl Younger officiating. Interment was in New Eminence Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.

JOHNIE WILLARD ARD

26 Nov 1933 - 07 Mar 2012















 

Johnie Willard Ard was born November 26, 1933 in Jadwin, MO the son of Ray Marvin Ard and Alma Jane (Prater) Ard. He passed away on March 7, 2012 at Mountain View Healthcare in Mountain View, MO at the age of 78 years. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Jean Yocum on June 8, 1962 in West Plains, MO. Johnie was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Alma Ard; wife Dorothy Ard; one sister Virgie Miles; one brother Darrell Ard; and two grandchildren Daniel Hood and Adam Land. He is survived by one son Johnny Ray Ard of Jefferson City, MO; six daughters Bonnie Kay Wallace and husband Michael of Mountain View, MO, Judy Lynn Hood of Norwood, MO, Becky Sue Land of Salem, MO, Joanie Morrell and husband Zane of Astoria, IL, Susan Stambaugh and husband Ronnie of Mount Sterling, IL and Kristy Shouse and husband Mike of Rushville, IL; five brothers Denver Ard and wife Maxine of Eminence, MO, Clinton Ard and Margaret of Eminence, MO, Mike Ard and wife Diane of Eminence, MO, Harold Ard and wife Darlene of Agency, MO and Terry Ard and wife Cheryl of Bowen, IL; five sisters Vertie Madison of Phoenix, AZ, Lavere Bustamantes and husband Lousiea of CO, Betty Banks and husband Wendy of Eminence, MO, Donetta Randall and husband Charles of Brooklyn, IL and Norma Woolford and husband Dewayne of Hartshorn, MO; 25 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. Johnie enjoyed hunting, four wheeling and listening to a good running dog. He loved spending time with his wife, who he dearly missed. Most of all, he enjoyed being with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Ralph Lee Arl

Jan. 24, 1930 - Nov. 20, 2007
















 
Ralph Lee Arl, s
on of the late Ola Patterson Arl and Lewis Arl was born at Sweetwater, Missouri on January 24, 1930. He departed this life at his residence in Eminence, Missouri, on November 20, 2007, having attained the age of 77 years, nine months and 27 days. On August 15, 1953, Ralph was united in marriage to Glenna Grogan. Ralph later married Joyce Mitchell on March 28, 1969, she preceded him in death on December 29, 1994. Ralph loved working with wood, he built cabinets, stools and anything made of wood. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Michael Lee Arl. Ralph is survived by his special friend, Nan McClanahan of Eminence, Missouri, three daughters, Glenda Rosa and husband Stephen of Richwoods, Texas, Rhonda Crafton and husband David of St. Louis, Missouri, Susan Glaus of Perryville, Missouri. Four Stepchildren: Tommy McClanahan of Eminence, Missouri, Jeff McClanahan of Mountain View, Missouri, David McClanahan of Ellington, Missouri, Jessy Huett of Mountain View, Missouri. Two brothers: Jim Arl of Rolla, Missouri and Walter Arl of Corridon, Missouri. Four sisters: Ruth Gray of Corridon, Missouri, Grace Johnson of Salem, Missouri, Martha Baker and Edith Callahan both of Ellington, Missouri. Nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Five step grandchildren. Ralph is also survived by special employee, Chink. Ralph will be deeply missed by his family and many friends who will mourn his passing. Funeral services were held at the McSpadden Funeral Home in Ellington, Missouri on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Officiating was Marvin Richards and Burial was at the Polk Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were Steve Arl, Keith Arl, Kevin Arl, David Arl, Jim Arl and Bruce Callahan. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the McSpadden Funeral Home, Ellington, Missouri. - Card of Thanks - The family of Ralph Arl would like to thank each and everyone that has shared in our sorrow. To those that sent cards, flowers, food, came for visits, for the phone calls and just to know that this community cared so much for Ralph is such a blessing! Thanks again and God Bless, Nan and family.

Mary Maxine
Davis Armfield

Sep. 3, 1925 - Nov. 28, 2006













 
Mary M
axine Davis Armfield, daughter of Lawrence E. Davis and Sophia Melinda Schafer Davis, was born September 3, 1925 at Montauk, Missouri. Maxine went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 81 years, 2 months, and 25 days. Maxine was united in marriage to Jesse Grant Armfield, May 31, 1943. To this union three children were born; Gary, Mary, and Lana. Maxine was a faithful member of the Summersville First Baptist Church. She was a volunteer at the Open Door. She enjoyed reading and was an excellent seamstress. Preceding Maxine in death are her parents, Lawrence and Sophia; three brothers, Elba Davis, Orin Davis, and Everett Davis; one sister, Lola Bryant; four infant siblings, Wayne, Warren, Norma, and Perry Benton Davis. She is survived by her husband, Grant Armfield, of Summersville; her children, Gary Armfield and wife, Sandy, of Belleville, Illinois; Mary Macy and husband, Joe, of Livingston, Texas; and Lana Kaut of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Geraldine Lough, St. James, Missouri; five grandchildren, Matt Armfield and wife, Darlene, of High Ridge, Missouri; Brandon Armfield and wife, Melanie, of Belleville, Illinois; Angela Knutson, of Moses Lake, Washington; Aaron Kaut and wife, Jill, of Dallas, Texas; Amanda Hichkad and husband, Tejan, of Bel Air, Maryland; 9 great-grandchildren, Marissa and Rebekah Armfield, of High Ridge, Missouri; Brandon Jr., Kaylee and Elisha Armfield of Belleville, Illinois; Allyssa and Joshua Knutson, of Moses Lake, Washington; Grayson and Cooper Hichkad, of Belair, Maryland. Services were held Saturday, December 2, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville, with Rev. Tommy Boyd officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


REV. ARNOLD R. 'ARNIE' ARMSTRONG

Aug. 24, 1924 - Mar. 21, 2004












 
Arnold R. Armstrong
, son of Elmer and Nina Mae (Foust) Armstrong was born August 24, 1924 in Wabeno, Wisconsin and passed away March 21, 2004 in Elizabethtown, Illinois, after a lengthy illness. Arnie was united in marriage to Betty Lytle in 1944 in Laona, Wisconsin. To this marriage two daughters were born, Sarah and Mary Jane. After Betty's death, Arnie relocated in Elizabethtown, Ill., where he met and married Rachel Conn. Arnie was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Nina; his first wife Betty; infant daughter Sarah, daughter Mary Jane Carter; brothers, Clayton, Howard and James; infant sisters Elvira and Helen; and son-in-law Harley Carter. He is survived by his wife Rachel of Elizabethtown, Ill.; granddaughter, Paige Carter of Friendship, Tenn.; sisters, Dorothy Hargraves of Colby, Wisc., Joyce Haynes and husband Vernon of Winona, Hazel Armstrong of Winona, G. Jean Armstrong of Eminence; sister-in-law, Sue Armstrong of Aurora, Ill.; step-sons, Dennis Cann of Evansville, Ind., and Dexter Cann of Cave-In-Rock, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arnie worked at Conner's Mill in Laona, Wisc., before moving to Winona in 1946, where he worked at Birch Tree Flooring Mill. In 1963, he went into the ministry and after four years at Pineville Baptist Seminary, he was ordained. He preached in Oak Grove Baptist Church near Birch Tree and Kings Mountain Baptist Church in Kings Mountain, Ky., until settling in Elizabethtown, Ill. After his retirement from the ministry, he continued to preach when called upon in the area and worked with the Illinois Forestry Service. Arnie enjoyed the outdoors and loved gardening, fishing, hunting, camping and collecting rocks and minerals. He was a loving, kind and caring person. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday March 24 at First Baptist Church in Cave-In-Rock, Ill. Burial was in Peter's Creek Cemetery in Cave-In-Rock, Ill.  [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]

BILLY RAY ARMSTRONG

Mar. 14, 1936 - Apr. 10, 2006





 
Billy Ray Armstrong, s
on of Carl and Winnie Whittaker Armstrong was born March 14, 1936 in Rienzi, Mississippi and passed away at the Christina Health Care in Springfield, Mo., Monday, April 10, 2006 at 5:40 p.m. after a short illness, making his age 70 years and 27 days. He was united in marriage to Virginia Evans June 14, 1955. His children are Michael, Tywanna, Karen, Ronnie, Billy, Lori and Joni. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Winnie, his wife Virginia, and two children, Michael, and Lori, one brother Marvin and one sister Sue. Bill is survived by his children, Tywanna, Karen, Ronnie, Billy, and Joni and four brothers, Melvin, Earl, Jim and Clinton. Mr. Armstrong was cremated and private family services are planned at a later date. Arrangements were under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. [Obituary courtesy of The Current Wave.]

Delphia green
Armstrong

Aug. 15, 1919 - Feb. 20, 2008




 
Delphia G
reen Armstrong, daughter of Charlie A. and Martha I. Cross Green, was born Aug. 15, 1919, near Birch Tree. She died Feb. 20, 2008, at Rocky Ridge Manor at Mansfield. A lifelong resident of Texas County, she operated a boarding home at Houston for a number of years. She was a member of the Hamilton Creek Church near Cabool. Mrs. Armstrong enjoyed crocheting and tending her flower gardens. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Marion Dodson and Perry Armstrong; five brothers, Andy, Arngie, Albert, Melvin and Charley Green; and two sisters, Bessie Brim and Melba Cooper. She is survived by a brother, Harvey Green of Fort Scott, Kan.; and a nephew she raised, Albert Lee Green of Strafford. Services were Feb. 26 at the Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home Chapel in Cabool with the Rev. Joe Wright officiating. Burial was in the Central Baptist Cemetery at Houston. 

ELMER ARMSTRONG

Sep. 25, 1895 - Dec. 27, 1985








 

 

Elmer Armstrong was born September 25, 1895 in Barron, Wisconsin, the son of Hoarse and Bertha Armstrong and departed this life on December 27, 1985 at the age of 90 years and 3 months, after a short illness. Elmer was united in marriage to Nina Foust on September 20, 1915 in St. Paul, Minnesota and they had 68 happy years together.  To this union 10 children were born. Elmer was preceded in death by his wife, Nina; two sons, two daughters, and three grandchildren. He leaves as survivors, two sons, Arnold Armstrong of Elizabethtown, Ill.; James Armstrong of Aurora, Ill.; four daughters, Dorothy Hargraves of Colby, Wisc.; Joyce Haynes of Winona, Mo.; Hazel Armstrong and Jean Armstrong, both of Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, Winifred Armstrong of St. Anna, Calif.; ten grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and three great, great grandchildren. Elmer gave his life to Christ at an early age and has been a faithful inspiration to his family and friends throughout  his life and a member of the First Baptist Church of Winona, Mo. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 31,  1985 at 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Winona, Mo.  Services were officiated by Rev. Frank Hall.  Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery at Winona, Mo. under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home.

GLADYS JEAN ARMSTRONG




11 Oct 1936 - 21 Nov 2011
 

 

 

 

 

Gladys Jean Armstrong was born on October 11, 1936 as the youngest of 10 children to Nina and Elmer Armstrong in Blackwell WI.  After a courageous battle with cancer, she departed this life on November 21, 2011 at the age of 75.  Jean was a member of the Baptist Church in Winona. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Nina and Elmer Armstrong, 2 infant sisters Helen Viola and Elvira Mae, and 4 brothers, Howard Elmer, Clayton Eugene, James Larry, and Arnold Robert. Jean is survived by 3 sisters, Dorothy Hargrave of Marshfield, WI, Hazel Armstrong of Winona, MO, Joyce Haynes and husband Vernon of Winona, MO, 2 nephews Ronald Denzine and wife Mary Ann of Marshfield, WI, Dale Haynes and wife Tina of Winona, MO, 1 Niece Donna Alexander and husband Joe of Springfield, MO, 1 Great-Nephew, Justin Alexander and wife Brittney of Liberal KS, 4 Great- Nieces, Sarah Denzine of Marshfield WI, Paige Carter of Alamo, TN, Whitney Bridgeforth and husband JD of Montier MO, and Mikki Dee Haynes of Springfield, MO, 1 Great-Great Nephew Gabriel Bridgeforth, 1 Great-Great Niece Hadlee Alexander and her closest friend Mary Jane Frey of Eminence, MO. Jean graduated from Winona High School in 1954.  In 1957 she graduated from nursing school at Kansas General Hospital as a Registered Nurse (RN).  Throughout her career she held many positions at different facilities which included working as head nurse at Kansas City General.  After 44 years of service she retired in 1998 and moved to Eminence in 2001. Jean enjoyed rock collecting.  She would polish, shine and create jewelry using the rocks that caught her eye.  She spent hours outdoors gardening and took great pride in the appearance of her yard and garden.  Jean was an award winning baker and those around her looked forward each year to the Christmas "goodies" she passed out.  She enjoyed visiting with her family and friends.  Jean was a wonderful sister and friend and will be missed by all who knew her. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wesley McIntire Memorial Walk for Cancer at the Security Banks of the Ozarks or mailed to PO Box 91, Eminence, MO 65466. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 26, 2011 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Richard Stephens officiating.  Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.



Robert Dale Arnold

Jun. 13, 1938 - Jan. 19, 2009











 



Robert Dale Arnold, s
on of Harce Dale Arnold and Mildred Virginia Weaks Arnold was born June 13, 1938 at Truman, Arkansas and passed away at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri, January 19, 2009, making his age 70 years.  Robert D. was blessed with two sons, Robert Wayne and Duane Dale. Robert farmed his own farm while living in Arkansas. He also owned and operated a Texaco Service Station. Robert also worked as a security guard and a truck driver, and held many other jobs during his life. He loved to hunt and fish. He like to go camping any time he could. He hadn’t been able to hunt, fish, or camp for a while, due to his long illness. He liked to go to family reunions, where he was the oldest Arnold family member to attend. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harce and Mildred.  Robert D. is survived by his two sons, Robert Wayne Arnold and wife, Katherine, of Mountain View, Missouri; Duane Dale Arnold of West Plains, Missouri; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; five brothers and four sisters, James Arnold of Summersville, Missouri; Wally Arnold of Homer, Michigan; Floyd Arnold of Rockville, Indiana; Katherine Zaricor of Trenton, Tennessee; Frank Arnold of Buchanan, Michigan; Kathie Muree of Hiddenite, North Carolina; Danny Arnold of Three Oaks, Michigan; Georgie Robbins of Boulder City, Nevada; and Barbara Nelson of Galien, Michigan. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.  Services were held Thursday, January 22, 2009 at Green Lawn Cemetery with Pastor Clarence Burton officiating. Interment was in Green Lawn Cemetery in Mountain View, Missouri under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

Floyada Margetta 'Flo' Blurton ARVIN

Jul. 24, 1908 - Aug. 15, 1989






  Floyada Margetta Blurton Arvin was born July 24, 1908 at Pittsburg, KS., the daughter of Alfred and Ethel Draper Blurton and departed this life on Aug. 15, 1989 at the home of her granddaughter, Marie Jenkins in Queen City, TX., at the age of 81 years, and 22 days. She was married to Samuel Otis Arvin on Oct. 31, 1926 and to this union 10 children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband, and two sons. She is survived by three daughters, Lila Hopkins and husband, Arnold of Oil City, LA., Thelma Alexander of Mountain View, MO. And Eve Arvin of Queen City, TX,; five sons, Sam and wife, Della of Kansas City, Ks., Bill and wife Sue, of Bossier City, LA., Howard and wife Sandy of Kansas City KS., Donald of Queen City, TX. And Joe Arvin of Rolla, MO.; 35 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and two great great grandsons; two sisters, Opal Robards of Jay, OK. and Elizabeth Collins of Wichita, Ks.; and a host of other relives and friends. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Graveside services were held Fri. Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Montier Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral home of Birch Tree.


Gary Gene Arvin

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Sep. 21, 1965 - Apr. 20, 1969
  Gary Gene Arvin, born September 21, 1965, passed away April 20, 1969 after an illness of less than 48 hours. Gary, the son of Joe and Malissa Arvin, was born at Birch Tree. The family now resides at Doniphan, Mo. He is survived by his parents, three brothers, and four sisters, and also his grandparents; Mr. & Mrs. Otis Arvin and Charlie Wade of Birch Tree, Mo. Burial was at Montier Cemetery with Duncan Funeral Home in charge of services.





Malcom Wayne Arvin

Born & died Jul. 26, 2004






 
Malcolm Wayne Arvin, stillborn son of Mike Arvin and Jaclyn Renee Cornwall Arvin went to be in the arms of Jesus, Monday, July 26, 2004. Malcom was much loved and anticipated by his sisters, Mika and Mariaha. Malcom will be met in heaven by his paternal grandparents, Joseph Arvin and Melissie Wade Arvin Mitchel. Malcom will be mourned by his parents, Michel and Jaclyn, his two sisters, Mika and Mariaha, his maternal grandparents, John and Judy Cornwall, all of the Summersville area, several aunts and uncles and many cousins. Matthew: 6-9-13 Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and glory, for ever. Amen. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at 10:00 AM at Montier Cemetery in Montier under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home Summersville.

MARNA
WILLIAMSON ASHER

Mar. 20, 1902 - Nov. 3, 1984








 
Marna Williamson Asher,
Winona, Mo. passed away Nov. 3, 1984 at Doctor's Regional Medical Center at Poplar Bluff, Mo. at the age of 82 years, 7 months and 3 days. Marna was the daughter of Corwin and Jennie Pargin Williamson and was born March 20, 1902 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was united in marriage to Dewey Asher October 12, 1929 in Dexter, Mo.  To this union two sons and one daughter were born. She became a member of the Winona Christian Church March 29, 1959.  She was active in the church until failing health prevented her from attending. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother; her husband, Dewey and an infant daughter. Surviving are her two sons, Connie and Esta Mae of Winona, Mo., Commander Charles and wife, Cordie of Chesapeake Bay, Va.; one grandson, Dennis and wife, Yvonne of Phoenix, Az.; four granddaughters, Cathy Brawley and husband, Kenny of Phoenix, Az., Sheila Asher of Athens, Georgia, Benita and Larissa Asher of Jacksonville, Florida. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. in the Winona Christian Church with Jack Stephens officiating.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery at Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. 


EMOTT CARL ATCHISON

May 18, 1930 - Jul. 3, 2014














 

Emott Carl Atchison was born on May 18, 1930 in Shannon County, MO the son of William Richard Atchison and Mary Magdalene (Conley) Atchison. He passed away July 3, 2014 at Mountain View, MO at the age of 84 years. He was united in marriage to Georgia Conner at an early age; she preceded him in death on February 4, 1994. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Mary Atchison; nine brothers Henry Atchison, Lawrence Atchison, Paul Atchison, Bill Atchison, Eual Atchison, Lee Atchison, Floyd Atchison, George “Bobby” Atchison, and Kenneth Atchison; and two sisters Minnie Conley and Shannon Atchison; and his nephew Douglas Conner. He is survived by one brother Vernon Atchison and wife Virginia of Bridgeton, MO; two sisters Shirley Conner and husband Truman of Eminence, MO and Mary Lou Coughlin and husband Bill of Pueblo, CO; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. Emott was a drywall contractor working in St. Louis, MO and also in Eminence and the surrounding area. He and Georgia would work together in their construction business. Emott enjoyed square dancing, and he and Georgia would travel in the area to attend square dances. Emott enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Emott enjoyed playing horseshoes, cards and shooting pool. He loved to go with his brothers on float trips and in john boats on the Current River. Emott enjoyed fishing and hunting, and being in the outdoors. He was an avid coon hunter and raised several coon dogs. He loved fast gaited horses. He especially loved his fast gaited horse “King” which he kept for many years. “King”, a large black quick horse, was last seen running with the wild horses in Shannon County. Emott will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

EUAL LOYD ATCHISON

04 Sep 1921 - 31 Dec 2010

















 
Eual Loyd Atchison was born on September 5, 1921 at Big Creek in Shannon County, MO, the son of William Richard Atchison and Mary Magdalene (Conley) Atchison. He passed away December 31, 2010 at Eminence, MO at the age of 89 years. He is preceded in death by his parents William and Mary Atchison; one daughter Vinita Ann Eagle; seven brothers Lawrence Atchison, Henry Atchison, Paul Atchison, Bill Atchison, Floyd Atchison, Kenneth Atchison and George Atchison and two sisters Minnie Conley and Shannon Conley. Eual is survived by five daughters Eual Gene George and husband Michael of Kirkwood, MO, Mary Ann Alcorn and husband Gary of Eminence, MO, Maxine McKinley and husband Dennis of St. Louis, MO, Katherine Rose Atchison of Eminence, MO, and Loretta Gale Thomas of Cherryville, MO; three brothers Lee Atchison of Mountain View, MO, Vernon Atchison and wife Virginia of St. Louis, MO and Emott Atchison of Winona, MO; two sisters Shirley Conner and husband Truman of Eminence, MO and Mary Lou Coughlin and husband Bill of Pueblo, CO; 17 grandchildren Tina Marie George, Mark Christopher George, Lisa Luella Christy, Matthew Steven George, Jennifer Michelle Depriest, Kimberly Cooley, Amy Engrav, Laurie Murphy, Melonie Collett, Brady Alcorn, Stephanie Alcorn, Tyson Alcorn, Myron Alcorn, Christine Zimmer, Jesse Atchison, Gentry Thomas and Jenna Thomas; 27 great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945. He was a patriotic man and was very proud of serving his country. Eual enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He loved planting a garden every year. Most of all, Eual loved barbequing and spending time with his family. Eual will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Monday, January 3, 2011 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO with John Atchison officiating. Interment was in
New Eminence Cemetery in Eminence, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes. Current Wave Jan. 12, 2011 


FLORA M. WHITE
ATCHISON

Mar. 10, 1921 - Jul. 23, 1994





 
Flora M
. White Atchison was born on March 10, 1921 at Carterville, Missouri, the daughter of Charles and Normor Conley White.  She  departed this life on July 23, 1994, in Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton, Missouri, at 73 years of age. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry, in December 1987; a daughter, Judith, in February 1976; one sister; and two brothers. She is survived by four sons, Charles D. of Lake St. Louis, MO; James D. of St. Charles, MO; Thomas L. of Eminence, MO; and John W. of Summersville, MO; two daughters, Norma J. Weikal of Troy, MO and Nora Lee Jackson of Deepwater, MO; three sisters, Lenore Hoena of Mesa, AZ; Hattie Atchison of Pueblo, CO; and Sophronia Bland of Winona, MO; and many grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 26, 1994, at 1 p.m., in Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence with Rev. John Atchison and Rev. Bob Smith officiating.  Interment was in Munsell Chapel Cemetery near Eminence, under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence. 

FLOYD RALPH
ATCHISON

24 Jan 1939 - 13 Aug 2010



















 

Floyd Ralph Atchison was born on January 24, 1939 at Round Springs, MO in Shannon County. He is the son of George Atchison and Frances (Stewart) Atchison. He passed away August 13, 2010 at Birch Tree Place in Birch Tree, MO at the age of 71 years. He was united in marriage to Beatrice Cox on September 26, 1964 at Shannondale Community Church in Shannon County and to this union 3 children were born. Ralph accepted Christ into his life many years ago and was a member of the West Eminence Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Frances Atchison; 4 sisters Marie Morton, Agnes Crabtree, Eunice Atchison and Nelley Avis Atchison; 5 brothers Curt Atchison, Elvin Atchison, Bruce Gorman, Farrel Atchison and Lloyd Atchison. Ralph is survived by his wife Beatrice Atchison; two sons Michael Alan Atchison and Randal Scott Atchison and wife Angela; one daughter Christina Denise (Atchison) Faulkner and husband Michael all of Eminence, MO; one brother Dennis Atchison and wife Debrah of Mountain View, MO; four sisters Della Crabtree of Salem, MO, Rozelle Smith of Salem, MO, Verna Roberts of Rolla, MO and Deana Neal and husband Larry of Bartlett, MO; six grandchildren Alan Atchison, Paige Atchison, Lauren Atchison, Andrea Atchison, Wesley Faulkner and Randal Atchison; and a host of other family and friends. He worked very hard locally and in the St. Louis area hanging drywall most of his life. Many people worked with him over the years, including both sons and his son in law. The majority of his life was spent in the Eminence area enjoying the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening, and listening to local musicians. Ralph could usually be found with Bea working in the yard, garden or flowers. Several hours were spent with his son Randy searching for lost hunting dogs and cutting firewood. Ralph was always up for a float down the Upper Current River with his son in law Mike to catch some trout. He also enjoyed riding with Bea to Broadfoot Fields or Sutton's Creek to visit their daughter Denise camping. A big portion of every day was spent visiting his son Mike and everyone at the Body Shop, especially when the grandkids got too loud or in trouble. He loved watching Mike race his stock car at West Plains Speedway. Ralph just loved spending time with his kids, grandkids and other family members. Some of his best times were also spent reminiscing about funny stories and memories with family and old buddies. Ralph loved the history of the area and his family history. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Monday, August 16, 2010 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO with Minister Allen Bates officiating. Interment was in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery in Shannondale, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes of Eminence, MO.


George 'Bobby'
Atchison

Mar. 10, 1928 - Aug. 19, 2008













 
George 'Bobby' Atchison, was born on March 10, 1928 at Big Creek in Shannon County, MO, the son of William Richard Atchison and Mary Magdalene (Conley) Atchison. He passed away August 19, 2008 at Rolla, MO at the age of 80 years and 5 months. He was united in marriage to Genevieve Pearl Conner at Piggott, AR and to this union 4 children were born and one son was adopted. He is survived by three children Beverly Ann Atchison of Salem, MO, Barbara Jeane Saylor and Carl Alfonso Atchison of Eminence, MO. He was very proud of his 4 granddaughters Johnna Zuch, Chelsey Atchison, Mahaley Atchison, Lynnsey Atchison and one great grandson Calvin Zuch. He was preceded in death by Genevieve, one son George Earl and one daughter Wanda Catherine. Bobby was born into a large family of nine children and had four half brothers and one half sister. He is survived by brothers Lee Atchison of Mountain View, MO, Eual Atchison of Eminence, MO, Emott Atchison of Winona, MO and Vernon Atchison of St. Louis, MO and two sisters Shirley Conner of Eminence, MO and Mary Lou Coughlin of Pueblo, CO. He was preceded in death by his three half brothers and half sister, also his brothers Floyd Atchison of Las Vegas, NV and Kenneth 'Doc' Atchison of St. Louis, MO. He later married Wilma and acquired five stepdaughters and numerous grandkids. Bobby worked most of his adult life in St. Louis, MO at Hill Behan Lumber Company. After suffering health problems he retired to St. James, MO where he built his home and enjoyed trail riding and trout fishing. He was never tired of having family; friends and neighbors stop by to visit. He is at rest now after suffering numerous heart attacks, an injury from his horse that he loved and cancer. Funeral services were held Friday, August 22, 2008 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO with Rev. Sam Upton officiating. Interment was in Flat Rock Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence, MO.

HENRY ADAM
ATCHISON

Nov. 7, 1913 - Mar. 12, 1987








 
Henry Adam Atchison was born November 7, 1913 in Timber, MO, the son of William Richard and Annie Meade Atchison and departed this life on March 12, 1987 at St. Luke's Hospital-West in Chesterfield, MO at the age of 73 years. He was united in marriage to Flora Madeline White June 7, 1941 in Eminence, MO and to this union seven children were born. He is survived by his wife Flora; his step-mother, Mary Fisher of Eminence; four sons:  Charles D. and Thomas L. Atchison of Eminence, MO; James D. Atchison of St. Charles, MO; and John W. Atchison of Pocahontas, AK; two daughters;  Norma J. Weikal of Troy, MO and Nora Lee Jackson of Deepwater, MO; eight brothers;  Lawrence of Baldwin, MO; Lee of Pueblo CO; Floyd of Las Vegas, NV; George of Salem, MO; Vernon and Kenneth both of St. Louis, MO; Eual and Emmett both of Eminence, MO; two sisters: Shirley Conner of Eminence, MO and Mary Lou Coughlin of Pueblo, CO; 22 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Judith Ann Atchison, one grandson, two sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were held Monday, March 16 at 10:00 am in the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO with Rev. Ralph Morrison and Rev. John W. Atchison officiating.  Burial was in the Munsell Chapel Cemetery  at Eminence under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence. 

LAWRENCE ALLEN
ATCHISON

Apr. 6, 1917 - Jun. 26, 2006


















 
Lawrence Allen Atchison was the son of William Richard Atchison and Annie (Mead) Atchison, was born April 6, 1917 on Big Creek in Shannon County, Missouri. He was blessed with two sisters, Nellie and Minnie; three brothers, Henry, Willie and Paul. His mother, Annie, and his oldest sister Nellie, both died in the flu epidemic during World War I. Later, Lawrence was blessed with a precious step-mother, Mary Conley and along came seven more brothers, Eual, Lee, Floyd, George 'Bobby', Ematt, Vernon and Kenneth and two more sisters, Shirley Conner and Mary Lou Coughlin. On December 22, 1938 Lawrence married Reba Conway, daughter of Tom and Anna Bell Conway. They were blessed with one daughter, Anna Fay Thomason, who passed away on February 26,1986. Preceding him in death was his father, mother, daughter, stepmother, five brothers Henry, Bill, Paul, Floyd and Kenneth; two sisters Nellie Atchison and Minnie Conley and one stepsister, Shannon Dillard. Those left to mourn his passing are his precious wife of 67 years. Reba; five brothers, Eual Atchison of Eminence, Missouri; Lee Atchison of Mountain View, Missouri; George 'Bobby' Atchison of St. James, Missouri; Ematt Atchison, of Eminence, Missouri and Vernon Atchison of Bridgeton, Missouri; two sisters, Shirley Conner of Eminence, Missouri and Mary Lou Coughlan of Pueblo, Colorado; one brother-in-law, Cecil Conway of Salem, Missouri; son-in-law, Bert Thomason and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and precious friends. Lawrence received Christ as his Savior at the age of 16. He has been a member of Salem Christian Church since moving to Salem from Ballwin, Missouri in May 1987. In October 1943, Lawrence was inducted into the United States Army. He served three years in Europe and the Pacific. He was entitled to wear several ribbons including American Theater Campaign Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, one overseas service bar, Victory Ribbon ASR Sxare, 41 Philippine Liberation Ribbon, a Good Conduct Medal and 229 General Hospital. Lawrence served in France, Belgium and Japan. He was a T4 Sergeant. Lawrence was a wonderful man who will be sadly missed by all who cared for and loved him.

MABEL ALISON
 LAMBERT ATCHISON

Mabel Atchison

14 Mar 1926 - 02 Feb 2013
  Mabel Alison Atchison, born March 14, 1926 to Frank George Lambert and Doris Ellen Lambert Young at London, England. She passed away February 2, 2013 at the age of 86 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, father, mother, one sister and one son-in-law.
Mabel was married to Paul Atchison on April 15, 1944, while he was serving his country overseas, and to this union two children were born, one daughter, Joann and one son, Ronald. She leaves to mourn her passing, one daughter, Joann, two granddaughters, Karen and husband Jim and Krista, one grandson, Paul. She will be sadly missed by many other relatives and friends.
MEEKIE FAY CHRISCO ATCHISON

Sep. 10, 1905 - Jan. 21, 1997







 
Meekie Fay Chrisco Atchison of
Clifton, died of natural causes January 21 at the Palisade Living Center.  She was 91. Services were January 25 in the Assembly of God Church, Clifton.  Revs. James Brown, Jasper Weaver, Robert Wilson and grandsons John Atchison and Randy Hall officiated.  Burial followed in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mrs. Atchison was born September 10, 1905 to Albert and Louisa Chrisco in Alton, Missouri. She married Charles Lee Atchison January 3, 1927 in Eminence, Missouri. He preceded her. Mrs. Atchison had been a resident of Clifton for 60 years. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law:  Kenneth and Barbara Atchison, Benton, Arkansas; and Emery and Myrna Atchison, Palisade; two daughters and sons-in-law:  Eileen and Nolie Covey, Palisade; and Marlene and Ray Hall, Collbran; one sister-in-law, Eva Chrisco, Grand Junction; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. She is further predeceased by a son William A. Atchison. Martin Mortuary in charge of arrangements. In memory of Meekie Fay Atchison as submitted by nieces and nephews: Fay Holland, Virgil and Linda Chrisco, Fred and Judith Mooney, Terry and Carol Chrisco, Ron and Norma Huffman. 

Virgie Mae
Stewart Atchison

May 19, 1920 - Jun. 17, 2008











 
Virgie Mae Stewart Atchison was b
orn May 19, 1920 at home in Hartshorn, MO to Oscar Arthur Stewart and Bessie Ellen Day Stewart. Virgie passed away at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, MO, Tuesday evening, June 17, 2008, at the age of 88 years and 28 days. Virgie was united in marriage to Glen Edward Atchison, February 3, 1940, making their union together 38 years before Glen passed away July 20, 1978. Virgie taught 2 years at rural schools, one year at Hartshorn, then 1 year at Low Wassie. When World War II started, she went to be of service to her country, working in small arms manufacturing. Virgie worked at Wagoner Electric in St. Louis; after retirement she moved to Houston, MO. She was a member of the Houston Assembly of God, where she was faithful to do anything, she could, to be of service. She loved to visit with her family. She is preceded in death by her husband Glen, her parents, Oscar and Bessie Stewart, 4 brothers, James, Paul, Elmer, and Everett, 2 sisters, Ethel Farrow and Velma Kirkman, 2 sisters-in-law, Pearl and Virginia; and 2 brothers-in-law Dwayne and Bert. She is survived by 2 brothers, Ervin Stewart of Houston, MO; and Don Stewart of Hartshorn, MO; 2 sisters-in-law, Juanita and Geraldine. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews whom she loved and spoiled. She is also survived by a host of other family members. Services will be held Friday June 20th, 2008 at 2 PM at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville with Rev. David Meade officiating. Interment will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

CARMAN GALE ATKINS

Apr. 20, 1984 - Aug. 18, 2001


  Carmen Gale Atkins, daughter of Ronnie D. ATKINS and Lori Noma (HORNER) ATKINS, was born April 20, 1984 at Poplar Bluff, Butler Co MO, and died August 18, 2001 at Springfield, Green Co MO. She is survived by her parents, Ronnie and Lori ATKINS; one brother, Jason N. ATKINS; her grandfather, Bob ATKINS; and her grandparents, Don and Melba HORNER. Carman is buried in Mount Zion Cemetery at Winona Shannon Co MO.


CLAUDE BEDFORD
 'BUCK'
 ATKINS

Buck Atkins

Oct. 4, 1915 - Jan. 13, 1995

 
Claude Bedford Atkins was born October 24, 1915 in Shannon County, Missouri to William Atkins and Cynthia Jane (LaRue) Atkins.  He departed this life on January 13, 1995, at 11:25 am, in Birch View Nursing Center in Birch Tree, MO, at 79 years of age. Claude married Gladys Irene Goforth and they lived their lives together for over forty five years.  To this union one daughter was born. He was preceded in death by his parents;  one son Norman; one daughter, Mary Lou Cooley;  two brothers, Chester and Marshall; and one sister, Madge Burns.  He is survived by his wife, Gladys, of the home at Winona, MO; one daughter, Beverly Hollis of Winona;  three step-daughters, Barbara Stearns of Joplin, MO; Patsy Sigler of St. Louis, MO; and Wanda Wakefield of Winona, MO; five sisters, Alma Spaulding of Cape Girardeau, MO; Mattie Van Winkle of Winona, MO; Marie Nash of Eminence, MO; Wave Dailey of Winona, MO; and June Patterson of Birch Tree, MO; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, January 16, 1995, at 1 pm in Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Glen Hampton officiating. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery at Winona, under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.
GLADYS GOFORTH
SKAGGS ATKINS

Nov. 20, 1916 - Sep. 13, 2001





 
Gladys G
oforth Skaggs Atkins was born November 20, 1916, in Shannon county, MO, to Bill GOFORTH and Cynthia Flourinda (HERRON) GOFORTH. She passed away September 13, 2001, at the St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View at the age of 84 years She was united in marriage to Claude “Buck” ATKINS who preceded her in death on January 13, 1995. Gladys is also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Sharren Kay; one brother and two sisters. She is survived by four daughters, Barbara STEARNS of West Plains, MO, Patsy SIGLER of Joplin, MO, Wanda WAKEFIELD of Winona, MO, and Beverly HOLLIS of Winona, MO; thirteen grand children and one brother, Roy LaVaughn GOFORTH of Fenton, MO. Gladys will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held at 1 PM Saturday, September 15, 2001, at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev. Glenn HAMPTON officiating. Interment was in the Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave.

HARLEY OTIS ATKINS

Harley Atkins

Dec. 19, 1897 - Aug. 11, 1992
 
Harley Otis Atkins was born December 19, 1897 in Shannon Co. MO, the son of John and Maranda (LARUE) ATKINS and departed this life on August 11, 1992 at Mountain View Health Care at Mount View, MO at the age of 94 years. He was united in marriage to Thelma Gertrude DEWEESE on March 30, 1918 at Eminence, MO and to this union ten children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant son, two grandchildren, one brother and three sisters. He is survived by his wife, Thelma, of Mount View, MO, three sons; Fred and Bob ATKINS, both of Winona and Rex ATKINS of Hannibal, MO; six daughters; Lorene MYERS, Donna BRESSLER and Betty McINTIRE, all of Winona, Aileen VOYLES of Alton, Avanell SALLEE of Sinclair, WY and Nedra HOLLAND of Hugh Ridge, MO; thirty five grandchildren, sixty-six great grandchildren and forty-two great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 13, 1992 at 10:00 am in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Winona with Rev. Robert Sneed officiating. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery at Winona under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.  Sources for this information: Family Files.  Submitted by:  Norma (Myers) Stevenson. 


MIRANDA ELLEN 'RANDY'
LARUE ATKINS

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Jul. 20, 1876 - Feb. 22, 1964

  Miranda Ellen LaRue Atkins was born in Maries County July 20, 1876 to James LaRue and Susan Carter; departed this life at the age of 88 years from causes incident to old age, Feb. 22, 1964, at the Knox Rest Home at Salem MO. She was united in marriage to John Henley Atkins in the year 1891 at Winona, and to this union 7 children were born, 5 of whom are still living: Harley Atkins, Betty Sherrick and Macie Voyles, all of Winona; Cleo Doman of Craig CO, and Jo Atkins of Rolla MO. Other survivors are 23 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 27 great-great grandchildren; sisters Mrs. Minie Shell of St Louis and Mrs. Ruth Van Winkle of Sweetwater OR, and many nephews and nieces. She became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Winona in the year 1944 and was strong in the faith all of her active years. She will be sadly missed by all her relatives and friends. Interment was at Mount Zion Cemetery at Winona. Submitted by Norma Myers Stevenson.


MARSHALL RAY
'MOCK' ATKINS

Dec. 6, 1906 - Aug. 15, 1982






 
Marshall Ray Atkins, s
on of William and Cynthia Atkins, was born December 6, 1906 at Winona, Mo., and departed this life at home August 15, 1982, at the age of 75 years, 8 months, and 9 days, after a lingering illness. Marshall, who everyone knew as 'Mock',  was united to Ora Huddleston in Holy Matrimony at Winona, Mo., December 20, 1930, and to this union two children were born.  He was preceded in death by both mother and father, one brother, Chester, and one sister, Madge Burns.  He leaves his wife, Ora, of Winona, one son, Gary Atkins, of Winona, one daughter, Gearleen Bruce of Winona, one brother, Claude Atkins, Winona, five sisters, Alma Spaulding of Cape Girardeau, Marie Nash of Eminence, June Patterson, Birch Tree, Wave Dailey and Mattie Van Winkle of Winona, and a host of nieces, nephews and many, many friends. Everyone knowing Mock knew his personality of loving everyone and in return was loved by all.  He was able to be home, which he loved so much and desired to be in the last part of his illness due to all the tender loving care of his wife, son, daughter, daughter-in-law, and son-in-law, whom he loved as his own, and the thoughtfulness of so many friends. Being the loving husband and father he was, he will be so sadly missed, and each fond memory will be cherished forever.

Nicholas Brian
 'NICK'
Atkins

Nick Atkins

Feb. 26, 1967 - Oct. 2, 2008

 
Nicholas Brian Atkins, born February 26, 1967 at Alton, MO the son of Fred DeWeese Atkins and Glenda Sue 'Susie' Turner Atkins. Nick passed away October 2, 2008 at Winona, MO at the age of 41 years. He was united in marriage to Jessica Barkley in November 1987 at Falling Springs, MO and to this union one son, Stormy Atkins was born. Nick was preceded in death by his father Fred Atkins on February 19, 2003. Nick is survived by his son Stormy Atkins of Winona, MO; his mother Susie Atkins of Winona, MO; one sister Angie Atkins of Eminence, MO; one brother Mark Atkins and wife Patricia of Alton, MO; his grandmother Vida Turner of Alton, MO; nieces and nephews Candi Douglas of Eminence, MO; Tiffany Yardley of Winona, MO; Amanda Gates of Little Rock, AR, Brianna Atkins, Trevor Atkins and Autumn Atkins all of Alton, MO; great nephews Gage Yardley of Winona, MO and Landen Spoonmore of Eminence, MO; and a host of other relatives and friends. Nick had a kind and gentle spirit. He loved old cars and motorcycles. He loved to ride his Harley, and his favorite saying was 'Born to be Free'. Nick enjoyed hunting, fishing and collecting arrowheads. Nick was a loving and caring person who always put others before himself. He was always there for anyone who needed help. Nick loved his family, and was a wonderful father, son and brother. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona, MO.

THELMA GERTRUDE
DEWEESE ATKINS


Thelma DeWeese Atkins

4 Feb 1900 - 8 May 1993
 
Thelma G
ertrude DeWeese Atkins was born February 4, 1900 in Shannon County, MO to Henry B. DEWEESE and Alice Doranda (HUDSON) DEWEESE. She passed away on May 8, 1993 in Mountain View Health Care in Mountain View, MO at 93 years of age. She married Harley Otis ATKINS on March 30, 1918 in Eminence, MO, and to this union four sons and six daughters were born. She was preceded in death by her husband on August 11, 1992; one infant son, two grandchildren, two brothers and one sister. She is survived by three sons, Fred and Bob ATKINS of Winona, MO; Rex ATKINS of Hannibal, MO; six daughters, Lorene MYERS of Winona, MO; Aileen VOYLES of Alton, MO; Donna BRESSLER, Betty MCINTIRE and Avanell SALLEE of Winona, Mo; and Nedra HOLLAND of High Ridge, MO; one brother, Herald DEWEESE of Eminence, MO; 35 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren, 49 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great- grandchild. She was a charter member of the Assembly of God Church at Winona, MO. Funeral services were held on May 11, 1993, 10 am, in Duncan's Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev. Robert SNEED and Rev. Ed SHERRILL officiating. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave.

KENNETH RAY ATNIP

Jun. 19, 1943 - Oct. 31, 2006







 
Kenneth Ray Atnip, age 63, Mountain View MO - Born June 19, 1943 at Aledo, IL, and passed away at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, MO, October 31, 2006. He was the son of Leonard Ray Atnip and Beverly Stanforth Atnip. Ken married Peggy (Howe) Atnip September 30, 1962. He leaves behind two children, Penny Walker of Nixa, MO and Lenny Atnip of Concord, North Carolina. He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Victoria and Michael, also from North Carolina; and two sisters, Patricia Vance of Mountain View, MO and Debbie Reece of Birch Tree, MO; and a host of nieces and nephews. Preceding Ken in death are his parents, Leonard and Beverly; his wife, Peggy; one sister, Beverly Taber; and his step-dad, Raymond Hartman. Ken enjoyed the outdoors, and enjoyed camping and fishing every chance he had with his family. His passing was sudden and unexpected, and his family and friends will miss him dearly. Grave side services were held Friday, November 3, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. at Green Lawn Cemetery in Mountain View, with Rev. Bill Apple officiating. Interment was in Green Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


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