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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MILDREN 'LOIS'
CROSSON BACHER

05 Apr 1923 - 12 Apr 2011




























   M. Lois Bacher, longtime resident of Ridgeway Apartments in Mountain View, died Tuesday, April 12, at the Mountain View Health Care facility. She was 88. A memorial is planned for a later time. Yarber Mortuary in Mountain View has been of great assistance. Mildren Lois Crosson was born in Geary, Oklahoma, to Earl L. and Mildren Tyree Crosson on April 5, l923. She attended Ponca City High School where she played the bass violin in the school orchestra. After graduating with the class of '41, she married Rossie E. Bacher of Uncas, Oklahoma, on November 21, 1942, in the First Christian Church in Ponca City. This union produced us-her daughters Lynn and Kay. We were privileged to live in an area which is now part of the Ozark Scenic Riverways National Park. A part of her will always remain in that beautiful spot now known as Bacher's landing. She was a homemaker, working occasionally outside her home at Mountain View Elementary School and St. Francis Hospital. For a time, she did machine quilting in her home. She was a voracious reader and prodigious crocheter. Family and friends will remember her by the works of art disguised as baby blankets, doilies, and tablecloths which she generously distributed to all. We'll also remember her strong will, her sometimes sharp tongue, and her lively interest in politics and world events.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rossie; her brothers Lex and his wife Annys, Loren, Larry, Don and his sweet Betty.  Her daughters Lynn Thompson and husband Dale of Bellvue, Missouri, and Kay Lawson and husband Barry of Winona, Missouri; her brother Leon and his wife Mary of Arcadia, OK; and grandchildren Mark (Sherrie) Thompson, Peace Valley; Amanda Lawson, Florida; Kristopher Lawson, Anchorage, Alaska; and lots of nieces and nephews survive her.  Her life was long and happy. Though she suffered from cancer in her early 50's, she survived and thrived for over thirty years. She enjoyed her family, her friends and her independence until just a few weeks before her death. Her final days were eased by the loving staff at Mountain View Health Center and by caregivers of Hospice Compasses. We would encourage you to donate to those fine institutions.
Current Wave Apr. 27, 2011 
Catherine
ADAMS Bailey

24 Oct 1820 - 3 Dec 1897




  Catherine Adams Bailey passed from this life to the unknown at 3:30 last Friday morning, Dec. 3. Catherine Adams Bailey was born near Bradfordsville KY Oct. 24, 1820, and therefore was 77 years, 1 month and 10 days old at her death. She professed faith in Christ at the age of 16 and has lived a devoted Christian life up to her death. Miss Adams was united in marriage to Richard M. Bailey Feb. 12, 1840. She was the mother of twelve children, four of whom preceded her to the brighter land many years ago. She leaves an aged husband, eight children and fifty-five grandchildren to mourn her departure.  ~ A Friend.  The Current Wave, Dec. 9, 1897.

CHARLES ALBERT
BAILEY

Died Feb. 17, 1936





 

“Charles Bailey, 80. former resident of Council Bluffs, died Sunday at Birch Tree, [Shannon Cty., Mo.]
“Until moving to Missouri a year ago, Mr. Bailey was custodian at the Masonic temple. He was a member of Bluff City lodge No. 71, A.F. & A.M. Surviving is his daughter, Mrs. Lulu Taylor. The body will arrive in Council Bluffs Tuesday and be taken to the Woodring Mortuary. Services are being planned for Wednesday at the Masonic temple.”


[Buried in the Walnut Hill Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Iowa.]

 

DAVID LINDELL
'BEETLE' BAILEY



13 Nov 1953 - 9 Apr 2012



 

David Lindell ‘Beetle’ Bailey was born Nov. 13, 1953, at Rolla, Mo., the son of Leonard Bailey and Della (Nash) Bailey. He passed April 9, 2012, at his home in Birch Tree, Mo., at the age of 58 years. Beetle was preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Della Bailey; two brothers, Gene Bailey and Jim Bailey; and many friends. He is survived by three sons, Doug Bailey of Springfield, Mo., David Eugene Bailey of West Plains, Mo., and William Bailey of Tuscan, Ariz.; one daughter Denise Bailey and significant other Ray of Republic, Mo.; three sisters Donna Whittman of Key Largo, Fla., Sharon Deiboro of Rolla, Mo., and Debra Midiri of St. Louis, Mo.; three grandchildren Keisha Marie Wilson, Tyler Lee Wilson and Gage Ryan Bailey; and a host of other family and friends. Beetle enjoyed going to auctions. He loved being outdoors fishing and going to the river. Most of all Beetle enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes of Birch Tree, Mo.

 

 

 


PAUL David Bailey

Jun. 17, 1983 - Aug. 2, 2008





















Paul David Bailey, a life long resident of Willow Springs unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at the Ozark Medical Center in West Plains. Born to Lena Wake and David Bailey June 17, 1983, in Springfield, Mo., he was 25 years old. David grew up in Willow Springs and attended the local schools and was a graduate of Willow Springs High School. He worked for UPS as a desk clerk and also on the loading dock. He was described as a hard worker who absolutely loved his job. David had many enjoyments in his life; however, he especially enjoyed all kinds of sports and riding his motorcycle. But what gave him the greatest enjoyment was and spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. David was preceded in death by his grandparents Doris and Estel Wake, cousins Danny Collins and Brian Cash Collins, and his uncle Donald Collins. He is survived by his mother Lena Wake of Willow Springs; his sister, Aimee Cunningham and her husband Jonathan and their children Brady and Chloe also of Willow Springs. He is further survived by his father, David Bailey of Pitkin, La., and brother Heath, also of Pitkin, La. He also leaves behind his aunts Bonnie Cain of Alpine, Texas, and Juanita Collins of Willow Springs, as well as numerous cousins in both Missouri and Texas and many, many friends. Funeral services for David will be held Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Westside Family Life Center, located at 1274 County Road in Willow Springs. A family night and visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Willow Funeral Home, located at 106 E. Third Street in Willow Springs. Interment will follow Friday’s service at the Little Zion Cemetery in Douglas County, Mo. Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home.
Della Cornelia
Nash Bailey

7 Jun 1911 - 10 May 2008


























  Della Cornelia Nash Bailey, born June 7, 1911 at Eminence, MO the daughter of George Washington Nash and Mary Ellen (Dixon) Nash. She passed away May 10, 2008 at Rolla, MO at the age of 96 years.  She was united in marriage to Leonard E. Bailey on December 24, 1924 at Eminence, MO and to this union six children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Leonard; two sons Earl Gene Bailey and James Odell Bailey; five brothers Clifford, Jasper, Harley, William, and Hurley; and two sisters Nora and Vytrolith. She is survived by one son David Lindell Bailey of Birch Tree, MO; three daughters Donna Wittman of Key Largo, FL; Sharon DeIbero of Rolla, MO; and Debra Midiri and husband Tony of Wright City, MO; 17 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Della's first love was family & friends. Her second was writing journals on current events, containing information about the latest wars, presidential elections, space flights and world disasters. She also kept journals on her many trips and  adventures that she began later in life. Della's life was full raising her family until she was 50. She then went to work for Dr. Penton Wilson in Eminence as his medical assistant. She was instrumental in building and developing the Fellowship Tabernacle Church in West Eminence, and was superintendent for many years. She was a member of the South Central Assemblies of God Organization. As she approached her late 60s & early 70s, she began a self-renewal. She studied art & left some beautiful paintings for the enjoyment of her family. She studied and received her GED and Driver's license, began traveling and even pierced her ears!  She loved life, and life loved her. She found something of interest and enjoyment in each day. She has left each of us with a fond memory of a remarkable and loving lady. Della's greatest love is Jesus, with whom she has chosen to spend the rest of eternity, and in him, can enjoy all things forever. God Speed... Visitation will be Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 1PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO. Funeral Services will be on Saturday May 17, 2008 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence with Minister Keith Bailey officiating. Interment will be in Munsell Chapel Cemetery  under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence, MO.
Donald Dwayne Bailey

6 Mar 1949 - 16 Jun 2007









































  Donald Dwayne Bailey, the son of Marvin James Bailey and Doris Jean Smith Bailey, was born in Summersville, Missouri, March 6, 1949. Donald passed away at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, Saturday, June 16, 2007, making his age 58 years. Donald grew up in the Eunice and Summersville area’s. He worked as a laborer on local farms helping with cattle and doing general farm chores for many years. Donald served in the United States Army for eight years and 9 months, serving from August 12, 1966 to May 20, 1975. Preceding Donald in death are his parents, Marvin and Doris Bailey; and one sister, Sharon Bailey. Those left to mourn his passing are his four children, Valerie Nygaard and Steven of River Falls, Wisconsin; Marcia Hamill and James of Anderson, Missouri; Billy Bailey and wife, Honee, of Licking, Missouri; and Marla Rhodes of Mountain Grove, Missouri; eleven grandchildren, three sisters, Brenda Scott and Glenn of Red Feather Lake, Colorado; Patrisha Madera and Mike of La Pine, Oregon; and Tressa Geraldine Russell of Willow Springs, Missouri; three brothers, Ronnie Bailey of Eunice, Missouri; Mike Russell of Paris, Texas; and Billy Russell and Rita of Longview, Texas. Donald is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial Graveside services were held Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 11:00 AM at Union Chapel Cemetery near Eunice, MO. Interment was in Union Chapel Cemetery with full Military Rites under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Mildred Florence Smith was born March 27, 1933 at Hartshorn, MO, the daughter of Zachariah Herbert Smith and Ada Florence Cox Smith. She passed away June 16, 2007 at Mountain View, MO at the age of 74 years. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Walter Smith, Clinton Smith, and Charles Smith; and one sister, Eula Smith Murfin. Mildred is survived by three brothers, Virgil Smith of Summersville, MO, Vernon Smith and wife, Marlene, of Meadville, MO, and Arthur Smith and wife, Delores, of Sonoma, CA; one sister, Velma Wallace, of Villa Ridge, MO; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. Mildred lived her life in the Hartshorn and Summersville area. She attended school in the area and graduated from Summersville High School. Mildred was very family oriented and spent many years as a care giver to her mother, father, and then her oldest brother. She was interested in family genealogy. She knew everyone in the community and kept track of their birthdays and family connections. Mildred loved to sing and play the piano. Going to church was a big part of her life. She was a member of the Hartshorn Church of Christ until she began attending the Summersville Church of Christ in the last few years. Mildred was a loving aunt and sister. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Summersville, MO at 10:00 a.m. with Dwain Stoops and Thomas Dennis officiating. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery at Hartshorn, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Summersville, MO. 
KATE BAILEY

5 Oct 1852 - 25 Oct 1884













 
THE TOMB - Mrs. Kate Bailey - Again has grim and relentless Death entered our midst and plucked from Eminence society one of its choicest ornaments and a happy family their dearest treasure. At half-past ten p.m. of October 25, 1884, Mrs. Kate Bailey, consort of Dr. S. M. Bailey of this place, departed this life, age 31 years and 20 days. On May 8, 1872, the subject of this notice was married to the gentleman who now mourns her loss, at Troy, Lincoln Co., Mo. A few months since the family arrived her from Saverton, Lincoln Co., Mo., and took up their abode in Eminence. Mrs. Bailey left a husband and two interesting little girls besides many other relatives, and a host of friends to lament her demise. Her sufferings upon the sick-bed were borne with the greatest fortitude. Mrs. Bailey was a charming member of Eminence society, intelligent, and rich in all the qualities which go to make a noble and refined woman. It can truly be said the world held for her no enemy. To the grief stricken family the people of this community tender their heartfelt sympathy. The remains were interred in the (Old) Eminence Cemetery on Monday the 27th.  ~  The Current Wave, Oct. 29, 1884.


JEFFREY ALAN BAKER


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18 Jan 1971 - 09 Jul 2010































  Tears were shed and hearts were broken, when Jeffrey Alan Baker passed on in his home surrounded by his family, July 9 from lung cancer. He was taken from us too soon, at the age of 39. Jeff loved his wife Lori and was there for her every need. He was a romantic, took care of her when she was sick and when he got sick still fixed her breakfast in bed. They just celebrated 10 years of marriage and had recently bought a new home in Cabool, MO. Parenting Alaina became their joy. 'The Best Dad in the World' was written on several of his t-shirts; he wore them proudly. Jeff loved his daughter Alaina 'to infinity'. Their relationship was fun, and they could often be heard howling at the moon together. He loved music, going to concerts and was always happy to sit down to a good game of cards. He was a truck driver, but by nature he was a gadget man. His whole life he kept himself surrounded by wires, screws, bolts and things you’ve never seen...but if this was put with that, your TV would look better, your music would come alive and whatever your problem was...was now fixed. He was the very best brother a sister could ever have. Bonded by music and heart to Jann. Grandma always said, 'Jill & Jeff? when one of them got hurt, the other one cried harder.' He was a big brother to Angie and they kept each other on their toes. He was a protector; he was gentle; he was kind and had the most peaceful loving eyes. There was no hurt or problem that holding his big strong hands could not fix. To say he will be missed does not begin to touch how we feel today. There are no words. Jeff is survived by his wife Lori and daughter Alaina, Cabool, MO; His father, Mike Baker, Shell Knob, MO; his mother, Berta Hildebrand, Springfield, MO; four sisters, Jann Baker and Jill Pfeifer, Springfield, MO; Angie Johnson and husband Tony, Republic, MO; Sonya Bejarano and husband, Carlos, Clever, MO. Grandmother Peggy Mitchell, Shell Knob, MO; Father and Mother-in-law, Jim and Pam Fiske, Summersville, MO; brother in law, Jimmy Fiske and wife, Sarah, Summersville, MO; adoring nieces and nephew, Sara, Garrett, Devon, Logan, Brayden, Hailey, Madison, Eli, Trey, Noah and Rebekah. cousin and friend, Collins Hildebrand, several cousins, uncles, aunts and friends and his dog Jordan who was by him till the end. Jeff was a loving husband, daddy, brother, son, grandson, uncle, nephew, and friend. He would jump to help anyone in need. We celebrate his life and honor his kindness. He will be greatly missed and will forever live on in our hearts. Services were Monday, July 12, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Mansfield, MO. He was preceded in death by his Grandpa, Bert Hildebrand. They are most likely fishing now.

LELAND 'DAREL' BAKER



27 Mar 1929 - 26 Nov 2010










































  Leland Darel Baker, son of Edgar M. Baker and Mary Loretta (Morrison) Baker was born March 27, 1929 at Gladden, Shannon County, MO. His grandparents were G. Edward Morrison and Laura (Redwine) Morrison and William H. Baker and Eda Cordelia (Adams) Baker. Darel was taken ill suddenly on November 26, 2010 at his home on County Rd. 5460 Rolla, MO and passed away at University Medical Center, Columbia, MO. On June 12, 1954 he was married to Melba Allen of Summersville, MO at Shannondale Community Church by the Rev. Vincent W. Bucher. He and Melba made their home at Columbia, MO where Darel was a Junior at University of Missouri School of Agriculture. In 1956, they moved to Summersville, MO where Darel began teaching Vocational Agriculture and Forestry Management. In 1958, he joined the staff of University of Missouri Extension Service at Houston, MO, Texas County. For the ensuing nine years, he was Asst. Director and Balanced Farming Agent at Houston. In 1965 until 1970, he became Director of Extension Service at Potosi, MO, Washington Co. In 1970, he resigned his position at Potosi to return to Houston, where he taught Junior High Math for Houston Schools. In 1973, after removal of a Cerebellar brain tumor, Darel spent the next years in rehabilitation at their farm in Raymondville, MO. In 1980, he returned to teaching Veteran's night classes and high school Agriculture and Forestry classes at Houston High School. He had to take early retirement in 1982, and then built a greenhouse and shop, where he did small engine repairs. He raised sheep for training his Border Collies to learn herding techniques. In 1999, he moved to the present home at Rolla, MO where he happily continued raising his beloved Border Collies, sharing gardening tips and competition with his next door neighbor, Marie Huffman, and Purple Martin information with neighbor, Keith Davis. Neighbor Mike Bryant welcomed Darel to the neighborhood when he anonymously graded the driveway after a big snowstorm the next year after moving to 5460. Darel and Gene Watson managed the hay harvesting each year without too much arguing. Darel was overjoyed to find that another neighbor, Gale Huffman provided him with his second-most loved hobby, attending auctions, where he and his friend, Bob North looked for bargains. Neighbor Pat Emott hurried over one cold night to rescue Darel when one of his projects left him imprisoned among big hay bales in the barn. In remembering each of these good friends, Darel would always say, "If I had looked all over Phelps County, I couldn't have found better friends and neighbors. We have been so blessed." Darel is survived by his wife, Melba of the home; his son Steven and wife, Denice, of Houston, TX; daughter, Diana Howerton and husband, Chris, of Rolla; grandchildren Sara Miller, Nick and Clay Howerton, Shannon, Shauna, and Derek Baker, and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded by brothers, Edward and Ervin, and sister, Ella Mae Clark. He is survived by brother, James "Buck" Baker, Dallas, TX and sisters, Jimmalee Major and husband, Jim, and Mary Lou Belsass and husband, Bob, of Ellensburg, Washington. Visitation for family and friends was held on Sunday, November 28, 2010 from 3 to 5 PM at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri. Services for Leland Darel Baker was held on Monday, November 29 at 11:00 AM at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri with Pastor Chuck Cook officiating. Interment followed at Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery south of Salem, Missouri. Memorials are suggested to the Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery Building Fund. Cards are available at all James & Gahr locations. Arrangements were under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla. Summersville Beacon Dec. 1, 2010

OLA ELIZABETH
COWAN BAKER

16 Jun 1921 - 16 Nov 2011

















  Ola Elizabeth Baker, 90, of Eminence, MO, formerly of Doniphan, MO died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at her residence in Eminence. Mrs. Baker was born June 16, 1921 in Nettleton, Arkansas. She was a member of West Eminence Christian Church, and was a homemaker. Mrs. Baker enjoyed being a wife and mother, sewing for her 9 children as they were growing up, doing embroidery work and entering her handwork in craft shows. On July 3, 1940, she married James Vernon Baker. Mr. Baker preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin F. and Sophia Margaret (Nelson) Cowan, brother, William Henry Cowan and sisters, Velma Hensley, Ruby Hicks, Eva Adaline Fletchel and Flossie Mae March also preceded Mrs. Baker in death. Survivors include her children, Joyce C. Smith of Springfield, MO, Melba J. Crider, Mary Ann Russell and James Ronald Baker all of Eminence, MO, Margaret Ellen Sawyer of Cabool, MO, Gary Wayne Baker of Harviell, MO, and Mickey Leon Baker, Teresa E. Brown and Robin Larren Baker all of Eminence, MO; and 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Visitation was from 5 to 7 PM Friday at West Eminence Christian Church in Eminence, MO. A graveside service and burial will be at 1 PM Saturday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Poplar Bluff, MO with Rev. Allen Bates officiating. Family and friends may share an online condolence or memory at www.cotrellfuneralservice.com
JOHN CURRIE BALDWIN

19 Jan 1935 - 21 Aug 2003













  John Currie Baldwin, age 68, son of Loren James Baldwin and Alice Elizabeth (CURRIE) BALDWIN, was born Jan. 19, 1935, at Dallas, Texas. He died Aug. 21, 2003, at his home at Summersville. He served in the Navy from June 6, 1954, until March 1974. He married Beverly A. (BARE) BALDWIN April 22, 1968. They had three children. Mr. BALDWIN was a member of the First Christian Church in Summersville and enjoyed every aspect of farming. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Steven Jon BALDWIN; and one brother, Frank BALDWIN. Surviving are his wife of 35 years; his children, Beverly 'Bev' FISKE of Summersville and Thomas 'Butch' BALDWIN of Licking; two sisters, Sarah Ann DALE of Winona and Velma ADIER of Bismark; one brother, Gale BALDWIN of Rockford, Ill.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services were Aug. 24 at the First Christian Church in Summersville with Paul HAMM officiating. Burial was in the Flat Rock Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave.

DWAIN 'DAVE' BALES

15 Oct 1907 - 23 Nov 1998


















  Dwain 'Dave' Bales, age 91, of Kingtown Road Lenoir, North Carolina, died Monday, November 23, 1998 at Wilkes Regional Hospital. Born on October 15, 1907, in Carter County, Missouri, he was the son of the late Lewis Bales and Florence Rector Bales. In addition to his two parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and six brothers. Before retiring to North Carolina, he was a long time resident of Winona, Missouri. Survivors are his wife Blanch Arnold Bales; seven daughters:  Thelma Tammy Bales Rayle of Huntsville, AL., Louise Bales Garig of Fenton, MO; Jeanne Bales Enloe of Lenoir, NC, Mabel Bales Petry of Granite Falls, NC, Sandra Bales Grant of Hudson, NC, Dorothy Bales Mugrage of Morganton, NC, Jonice Bales Bosch of Granite Falls, NC, and two sons, James Bales of Lenoir, NC, and Dwain Lee Bales of Hudson, NC, brother Eugene Bales of Fremont, MO, sister Elsie Sanders of East St. Louis, IL, 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A private graveside service was held at 2:00 PM on November 25 at the family cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Hensley  officiating. Memorials may be made to the Cadwell Community College and Technical Institute Foundation, PO Box 600, Lenoir, NC 28645 or the Lenoir Church of God, 1786 Hickory Blvd. NC 28645. Pendry's Funeral Home in Lenoir was in charge of the arrangements. 

EULA MAUDE
GARDNER BALES

18 Nov 1909 - 8 Mar 1994


























  Eula Maude Gardner Bales, born November 18, 1909, at Winona, Missouri, the daughter of Silas Campbell Gardner and Rosa Belle Rich .  She departed this life March 8, 1994, at her home in Camdenton, Missouri, at the age of 84 years. She was united in marriage to Donald Bryan Bales on December 14, 1927, at Jefferson City, Missouri.  To this union three children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Don in 1961; two brothers, Compton and Archer Gardner; and three sisters, Margaret Bockman, Adeline Hickman and Rose Marie Burrows. She is survived by one son, Jay G. Bales of Mansfield, Ohio; two daughters, Mary Margaret Mosley of Pasadena, TX; and Estella 'Teddie' Larsen of Laramie, WY; four sisters, Irene Bolin of Eugene, OR; May Margaret Palmer of Overland Park, KS; Annabelle Martens of Davenport, Iowa; and Katheryn Fisher of Springfield, MO; fourteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Our mother, always a lady, instilled in we three children, qualities that we will always be grateful to her for: those of integrity, honesty and caring for others.  She was a loving wife and mother and a constant friend to all who knew her.  The words of the hymn, 'God be with you till we meet again,' has taken on a new meaning to her children as we lay her to rest. Her life as a Christian permitted her to share the love of her Lord with her family and friends.  The Lord blessed Maude with a sense of humor and a kind and gentle spirit, which she demonstrated in her daily life.  She studied the Word daily and had resource material which enabled her to grow in her spiritual life. She was a gifted writer and teacher, and her personal column has appeared in newspapers.  Maude's wisdom was far beyond her years and was always available.  Visits in her home provided a lifetime of memories. Funeral services were held March ? 1994 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel--(last few words cut off)-- [Burial at New Eminence Cemetery]


Whitley Elexus bales

12 Sep 2002 - 1 Apr 2003








  Whitley Elexus Bales - Daughter of Christopher Ron Bales and Kathern LeAnn (Wilkins) Bales, was born Sep. 12, 2002 at Poplar Bluff, Butler Co MO, and passed away Apr. 1, 2003 at Mountain View Howell Co MO. Whitley is preceded in death by her grandfather Ronnie Gene Wilkins; great-grandmother Alberta Louise (Barton) Grandstaff; great-grand fathers Leonard Wilkins , David Denton, and Jim Walker; four cousins, Windy Wilkins (Ledgerwood), Brandi Wilkins, David Pulliam, and Diana Walker. She is survived by her parents, Chris and LeAnn Bales, of Eminence; maternal grandparents, Kathynnis Walker, of Eminence; paternal grandparents, Larry Bales, of Springfield, Mo. And Mike and Velma Russell, of Winona. Burial was at Rader Cemetery Eminence.
WILMA LEOTA
KLIPPER JONES BALES

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29 Oct 1921 - 19 Sep 2006















  Wilma Leota Klipper Jones Bales, of Park Hills, MO - Went home to be with Jesus on Sept. 19, 2006, at the age of 84 years, 10 months, 20 days, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Oct. 29, 1921 at Thomasville, Oregon Co., MO, to William and Essie Denton Klipper. Wilma was married first to Robert 'Bob' Jones Oct. 5, 1940. Seven children were born to them. She was a member of the Farmington Church of the Nazarene, the Arthritis Foundation and the Senior Center of Park Hills. She worked for over 25 years at Paramount Cap Factory at Winona, MO. She also worked for many years cleaning offices until the age of 81. She loved making a garden, planting flowers and she loved fishing with her family. She loved her family very much, but was especially in love with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Her pallbearers will be her seven grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Barbara Ann Clements, three brothers, three sisters and three half-sisters. She is survived by children Joellen (Don) Ross, Belton, MO; Sue (Cyrus) Boyer, St. Charles, MO; Virginia (Ernest) Maize, Lesterville, MO; Charlotte (Jim) Allen, Farmington, MO; Jay Dee (Vickie) Jones, Sr., of Park Hills, MO; Diane (Jim) Hagerty, Parks Hills, MO; one sister, Ruby Valiquette, West Plains, MO. She has 17 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm, Friday, Sep. 22, 2006 at Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills, MO. Services will be at 10 am on Sat., Sep. 23, 2006 at Church of the Nazarene in Farmington, MO. Graveside services and interment will be at Pleasant Site Cemetery at Fremont, MO under the direction of Coplin Funeral Home of Park Hills, MO.


GOLDIE DOSHA
LATHROP BALL

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20 Sep 1913 - 12 Feb 2006


















  Goldie Dosha Lathrop Ball, age 92, passed away February 12, 2006 at Truman Lake Care Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Goldie was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Ball in 1988, her parents Robert and Peggy Lathrop and all 9 of her siblings. Goldie is survived by her daughter Peggy Marie Ginger and son-in-law William Ginger of Kansas City, Missouri, and one granddaughter Maria Dee Ginger-Wiley and husband Patrick of Kansas City, Missouri. Goldie was born September 20, 1913 at Willow Springs, Missouri and lived there until she married Hubert Ball in 1933, to this union one child was born, Peggy Marie. Hubert was a farmer and the couple moved to his dad's farm south of Willow Springs, Missouri and 3 years later purchased a small farm north of Birch Tree, Missouri. Goldie loved farm life and spent 23 years working hard doing farm chores and homemaking without any modern conveniences. In 1949 Hubert became a school bus driver and in 1956 the family moved to the town of Birch Tree, Missouri where Goldie had spent 20 years as a child care provider in her home. She also helped Hubert by cleaning school buses. Goldie loved to study the bible and discuss it with others. One very special event in her life was in 1945 when she was baptized as on of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was a faithful member of the Birch Tree, Missouri congregation for 55 years and a member of the Lee's Summit, Missouri congregation for 5 years. She dearly loved all the members of these two congregations and they returned that love in many kind and caring ways. A very special thank you to the Staff Unit 2 North, Truman Lake Care Center and the Kansas City, Missouri Hospice. She requested no funeral or visitation. Interment was February 17, 2006 at the Oak Forest Cemetery in Birch Tree, Missouri under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home. [Obituary courtesy of The Current Wave.]

Hubert Benton BALL

3 May 1903 - 28 Jul 1988















  Hubert Benton Ball, born May 3, 1903 in West Plains, Howell Co., MO, the son of James Ball and Dora Butcher, and departed this life on July 28, 1988 at St. Francis Hospital at Mountain View, Howell Co., MO at the age of 85 years. He was married to Goldie Dosha Lathrop on March 30. 1933 at Houston, Texas Co., MO and to this union one daughter was born. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ellis and Ernest Ball. He is survived by his wife, Goldie, of the home; daughter Peggy Ginger of Kansas City, Missouri; granddaughter Maria Ginger of Kansas City, MO; sisters Marie Bockman and Louise Vossen, both of Birch Tree, MO; nieces and nephews Glen and Jim Bockman, both of Birch Tree, MO; Patsy Redlich of Oskaloosa, Iowa; and Jo Ann Kingsley of Miller, MO; four great nieces and seven great nephews. Hubert was a life-long resident of Birch Tree area and one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and attended the Kingdom Hall at Birch Tree, MO. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 2 at 10 am in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Mountain View with Speaker Leonard Stuckey officiating. Interment was in Oak Forest Cemetery at Birch Tree under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View.  

LINDUL GENE  'L. G.'  BALL

9 Jul 1931 - 11 Mar 2010





















  Lindul Gene 'L.G.' Ball - Funeral service for Lindul Gene 'L.G.' Ball was March 13, 2010 at Wilson Mortuary Chapel, Salem, with Bro. Ronnie Parker officiating. Music was provided by Debbie Ogden, Everett Bradshaw and special musical selections. Interment was on the Ball Farm. Pallbearers were George, James, Clinton and Joseph Ball; Scott Montoya; Michael and Terry Livesay; and Darrell Lundy. Honorary pallbearers were Donnie Moore, Justin Burns, Mitch Poteet, Larry Wingfield and Jarred Strange. Mr. Ball was born July 9, 1931 in Winona to James Daniel and Julia (Brawley) Ball. He married Kathy Strange August 11, 2004. Mr. Ball died March 11, 2010 in Salem at the age of 78 years. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Ball, Salem; nine children, James Ball and wife, Ann, Salem; Thelma Livesay and husband, Terry, Elsberry; Clinton Ball and wife, Brenda, Bunker; George Ball and wife, Mistie, Salem; Jarred Strange and wife, Crystal, Bunker; Tracy Strange, Salem; Sarah Montoya and husband Scott, Salem; Justin Burns, Montauk; and Jocelyn Strange, Salem; one brother, Dallas Ball and wife, Nellie, Pickins, S.C.; one sister, Betty Windes, House Springs; father and mother-in-law, Woody and Eudora Strange, Bunker; brother-in-law, Woody Strange Jr. and wife, Carla, Bixby; 24 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces; nephews; and extended family and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, Maudeline Ball; father and mother-in-law, Frank and Letha Yearwood; one son, Lindul Gene Ball Jr.; two infant grandchildren, Samuel and Hailey Ball; brother-in-law, Paul Windes; and sister-in-law, Patricia Wingfield. Mr. Ball was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church.

CLARENCE EDWARD
BALLANCE

3 Dec 1902 - 28 Aug 1993














  The funeral of Clarence E. Ballance, a retired machine operator, was held at 1 pm August 31, 1993 in the Chapel of Finley Sunset Hills. Burial was in Sunset Hills Memorial Park beside his wife Pearl and great grandson, Daren Toms, in Portland, Oregon. Our Dad was 90 years old, born December 3, 1902, he loved life up until he went blind, but stayed in his home, which he loved very much, he also loved his grand kids, always talking about something they did.  We always talked on the phone, hardly missed a day, which Ruby and Sylvia would read to him. His journey in this life ended August 28, 1993. Two smiling blind eyes are sleeping, a voice we loved is still.  The one who did so much for us is resting on the hill.  It broke our hearts to lose  you, Dad, but you did not go alone...For part of us went with you the day God called you home.  We mourn for you in silence, we often speak your name, but all we have are memories and a picture in a frame.  Though absent, you are always near, still loved....still missed....still very, dear. We love you Dad. His Children, Evelyn Tipton, Ruby Toms, Sylvia Post and Darlene Hanson and grandchildren. 

 
HUBERT EUGENE BALLANCE

21 Dec 1927 - 1 Mar 2004














  Hubert Eugene Ballance, born December 21, 1927 in Oregon County, Mo. to George Clark and Nellie Mae Tartar Ballance and departed this life March 1, 2004 at Pine Bluff, Ark. at the age of 76 years, two months and eight days. He married Mary E. Holloway, of Eminence, on August 14, 1948 and to this union six children were born. He is preceded in death by his parents Clark and Nellie Ballance; one son, Eugene; one brother, Roy; and one grandson, Keith Allen. Hubert is survived by his wife Mary Ballance of Fordyce, Ark.; four sons, Dan and Ouida Ballance of Leola, Ark., Donald and Linda Ballance of Fordyce, Ark., Junior and Nita Ballance of Fordyce, Ark. and Larry and Cindy Ballance of Leola, Ark.; one daughter, Patricia Denton of Houston, Mo.; one brother, Leonard Ballance of Falls City, Oregon.; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 5 at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Archie Taylor and David Walker officiating. Interment was in Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.  [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]

JANIE 'IRENE'
KELLER BALLANCE

17 Sep 1899 - 23 Mar 1990
























  Janie 'Irene' Keller Ballance was born September 17, 1899 in Cowl County, Kansas the daughter of Martin V. and Minnie DeAllyn Keller and departed this life on March 23, 1990 at Cox Medical Center in Springfield, MO at the age of 90 years.  Irene's family moved to Mobile, AL while she was a baby, where she spent her early childhood years.  They then moved to Winona where she attended school.  Later the family moved to the Button Rock area in Shannon County where she met and married William Austin Ballance on August 12, 1914 at Rolla, MO.  To this union seven children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin; three sons, Frank, Raymond, and Doyle; and her daughter and son-in-law, Gladys and Ed Woods. She is survived by three daughters, Berenice Thompson, Naomi Adams and Geneva Koogler, all of Springfield, MO; twelve grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; ten great, great grandchildren; and three step-great great grandchildren; also, several nieces and nephew and a host of friends. Irene and her family were pioneer farmers, settling on Current River where they lived until moving to Winona in 1945.  Irene was a devoted homemaker and a gardener, always sharing her abundance of flowers and plants with her family and friends. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Winona for 45 years.  She was very devoted to her family, her church and her friends and was always willing to help a neighbor.  She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew her.  At the time of her death, Irene made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Berniece and Gerald Thompson in Springfield, MO. Funeral services were held Monday, March 26 at 3:30 pm at the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Winona with Rev. Larry Cummings and Rev. Gerald Brunner -- (NOTE- last few words missing.)   Burial at Pine Lawn Cemetery in Winona.

LUMAN EARL BALLANCE

19 Jan 1924 - 11 Jan 1988















 

Luman Earl Ballance, age 63, of Roseburg, OR passed away Jan. 11,  1988 in a Roseburg Hospital.  He was born Jan. 19, 1924 at Winona, MO.  On June 26, 1946 he was married to Dorothea (Dot) Sallee in Mountain. Home, AR. They moved to Oregon in 1948 and have resided in the Roseburg area since 1952.  He was a veteran of WWII, a member of the VFW and of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Surviving is his wife Dot; one son Steven, and wife Rita; 2 grandchildren, Michael and Sara, all of Roseburg; his father Clarence and step-mother Myra of Portland, OR; four sisters, Evelyn Tipton of Estacada, OR, Ruby Toms and Sylvia Post of Portland, and Darlene Hanson of N. Miami Beach, FL; one special aunt, Bernice Thompson of Winston, OR and numerous other relatives. He was preceded in death by his mother Pearl; one son Stanley and two grandchildren Scott and Lisa. Luman's ready wit and sense of humor endeared him to his many friends. Services were held at Wilson's Chapel of the Roses on Friday, January 15, 1988 at 12:00 noon with Father David Eidem officiating.  Concluding services and interment followed in the Roseburg Memorial Gardens.



Scotty Eugene Ballance

26 Jun 1994 - 18 Apr 2007
























  Scotty Eugene Ballance, born June 26, 1994 at Pine Bluff, AR, the son of Cindy A. Ballance and Randal L. Doherty, and passed away April 18, 2007 at Fordyce, AR at the age of 12 years. He was preceded in death by his great-grandfathers, Hubert Ballance and James Bland, and his great-grandmother, Sophronia Bland. He is survived by his mother, Cindy Ballance Smith of Fordyce, AR; his father, Randal L. Doherty of Bearden, AR; two sisters, Karen L. Ballance and Misty D. Ballance, both of Fordyce, AR; his grandparents, Donald and Linda Ballance of Fordyce, AR, Dalena F. Oliver of Hot Springs, AR and George and Peggy Doherty of Bearden, AR; his great-grandmother, Mary Ballance of Fordyce, AR; his aunts, Bonnie J. Ballance of Fordyce, AR, Janet Francis of Rison, AR, Sheri Cryer of Bearden, AR, Melissa Allyn of Louisiana, and Theresa Kirkendall of North Little Rock, AR; his uncles, Robert E. Ballance of Anderson, MO, Huey W. Vestal of Fordyce, AR, J.D. Oliver of Hot Springs, AR, Robert Downs of Bearden, AR and Paul Downs of Louisiana; cousins, Tiffany L. Ballance, BrieAnn L. Kimbrough, Alisha J. Stell, Allan W. Vestal, Olivia S. Vestal, all of Fordyce, AR, Sarah Rotten of Conway, AR, Donna Rooks of Pine Bluff, AR, Sherry Lynn Williams of Neosho, MO and Jamie Cornett and Billy Cornett, both of Winona, MO; and numerous other family and friends. Scotty attended Fordyce Middle School in Fordyce, AR where he played football and ran track. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Scotty attended the First Assembly of God Church in Fordyce, AR. We love you and we miss you. Funeral services were held Monday, April 23, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Archie Taylor and Rev. John Atchison officiating. Interment was in the Pine Lawn Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona, MO.  

Gary Thoris Baltz

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1 Aug 1935 - 15 Sep 2009




















  Gary Thoris Baltz, of Springfield, MO, was born on August 1, 1935 at Eminence, to Thoris Eckbert Baltz & Madeline Faye Ward. Gary retired in 2004 after a long and successful career as co-owner of American Business Systems. Gary was an avid outdoorsman, spending his time fishing the many Ozarks streams and lakes he loved. He was a world traveler and enjoyed the history and cultures of the states and countries he visited. Gary was a Christian and long time member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Springfield. Gary was married 28 years to the love of his life, Natalie, and between them share six children as well as nine grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Natalie of the home in Springfield; his sister Anis and her husband, Larry Gunner of Battlefield; his sons, G. Rob and Pat Baltz of Mount Airy, Maryland, and Bryan and Becky Baltz of Springfield, Missouri; daughter Michelle Baltz of Springfield; step-son Ancel Buff of Rogersville, Dennis and Leigh Daniels of Ozark, and Sheri and Richard Buis of Springfield; grandchildren, Corey, Bryan, Maggie, Nick and Patrick Baltz, Jennifer Canfield and Ryan Avery, and Timothy and Karlee Buff; and many friends and classmates in Eminence, Missouri. The family would like to thank the staff of 'The Manor at Elfindale' for their kind, thoughtful, and compassionate care as well as his caregivers from Hospice Compassus. A celebration of Gary's Life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, September 18, 2009, in Westminster Presbyterian Church, Springfield, with Rev. Ellen Brantley officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Committal services will be 3 p.m. Friday, in New Eminence Cemetery, in Eminence, Missouri, under the care of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home. The casket will be closed at all times. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to The Kid's Fishing Clinics, c/o Missouri Department of Conservation, PO Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102 Online condolences can be shared at www.hhlohmeyer.com

Just David Baltz

5 Aug 1921 - 2 May 2009


























  Just David Baltz was born Aug. 5, 1921, in Ink MO, the son of Dr. Thomas Albert and Sarah Paralee Deatherage Baltz. He departed this life on May 2, 2009, at his home in Pomona MO, at the age of 87 years. J.D. was united in marriage to Mamie Maudeline Pummill on Dec. 21, 1943, in University City MO, and to this union, two children were born. He received a bachelor of science degree from Southwest Missouri State University and then continued his education at University of Missouri, earning his master of science degree. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Southern Philippines, earning the rank of sergeant. J.D. was employed by many area schools as teacher, principal and counselor. He was ranked as #3 child psychiatrist in the state of Missouri. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 607 in Eminence MO, and held his pilot license. He was baptized at Delaware Baptist Church, Delaware MO, and was a member of Abundant Life Bible Church in West Plains. He was a former owner of Camp Zoe Youth Summer Camp in Round Spring MO He enjoyed model trains and raising exotic fish. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Maudeline; brothers Merle, Thoris, Varus, Burton, Merton and Eugene; and sisters Geraldine Decker, Maureen Baltz, Juana McClure and Omeleta Eastman. Survivors include a son, Jon David Baltz and fiancée, Cindi, of West Plains MO; daughter Jenifer Diane Weaver and husband, Kenneth, of Pomona MO; grandchildren, Jeremy George and fiancée’, Brittany Higgs, Pomona MO, Josh George and fiancée, Brandi Corshia and daughter, Haley, Pomona MO, Destiny and David Weaver, Pomona MO, Tiffany and Latoya Olivera, West Plains; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2009, in Delaware Cemetery, Delaware MO, under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View MO.

VIRGIL ORVAL BANDY

27 Jan 1925 - 21 Oct 2005
























  Virgil Orval Bandy, born January 27, 1925, at home in Summersville MO, the son of Benjamin Allen BANDY and Mary Dicy BANDY. He departed this life on October 21, 2005, at his home in Summersville MO, at age 80 years, 8 months and 24 days. He attended Summersville schools. Virgil was united in marriage to Leona Mary TUTTLE on March 11, 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy from May 5, 1944 to March 13, 1946. He worked briefly at Granite City Steel in Granite City IL, and worked at a farm in northern Missouri, before returning to Summersville to farm. Virgil loved the outdoors and built a successful beef cattle farm. He enjoyed the natural beauty of the earth, and watching things grow, especially his cattle and horses, and seeing the wildlife. After poor health confined him to home, he spent many hours watching the birds at their many feeders, and enjoyed the glimpses of wild turkey and deer, and watching his cattle as they came to the pond below the house to drink. He bottle-fed and raised many orphan animals including lambs, pigs, a deer (named Sarah), and currently a family of skunks. Virgil was preceded in death by an infant sister; his parents; and one brother, Ray BANDY. He is survived by his wife Leona, and his companion and caregiver, Sharon PYATT, both of Summersville; brother Claude and wife Martha BANDY, Edwardsville IL; sister Virginia HEAD, Granite City IL; sister-in-law Betty BANDY, Summersville MO; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Services were held on Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville MO with Rev. Tommy BOYD officiating. Interment was in Riley Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave, October 25, 2005.

BRENDA DARLENE BANKS

04 Feb 1957 - 20 May 1973









  IN LOVING MEMORY OF BRENDA DARLENE BANKS - 04 Feb 1957 - 20 May 1973 - There are many angels in Heaven, a special one for me. she got her wings 29 years ago on May 20, 1973. The angel collection in my home is seen in many ways; cards, bells, figurines, I don't need them to know she is not gone. She is always in our hearts.
Mother-Lillian Cooley
Brothers - Gary, Kerry, Billy Banks, Shane and Shawn Cooley
Sister - Melinda Cooley Nicholson

15 May 2002, The Current Wave

Hazel Mae Campbell Banks

19 Jan 1915 - 21 Apr 2008






















  Hazel Mae Campbell Banks, age 93, daughter of Charles Houston Campbell and Ollie Ethel Smith Campbell, was born Jan. 19, 1915, at Rector. She died April 21, 2008, at Mountain View Heath Care. She married James Earl Banks March 25, 1933. They were married 45 years before his death July 1, 1978, and had seven children.  Mrs. Banks was a member of the First Baptist Church of Summersville, where she was baptized. She enjoyed going to church. When she was unable to go, she enjoyed having the members come by and visit her. She loved quilting and shared her talent with her children and grandchildren. Each grandchild was given a quilt at special times in their lives. She loved gardening and working in her yard. Some of her favorite times were camping with her family and cooking Sunday dinners for them. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two children, John H. Banks and Betty Jane Boyet; three brothers, Elvin, Herman and Bob; two sisters, Gladys and Bernice; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.  Surviving are her children, Shirley Patton of Warrenton, Kenny Banks of Summersville, Harold Banks and Carol Smith of Eminence and Kathleen Martin of Mountain View; one sister, Helen Ramsey of Eminence; one brother, Jim Campbell of Olympia, Wash.; 18 grandchildren and a number of great- and great-great-grandchildren. Services were April 24 at the Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Boyd officiating. Burial was in the Summersville City Cemetery.  Houston Herald, May 22, 2008.



NORMAN K. BANKS

1921 - 3 Dec 1967




  Norman K. Banks of Kansas City, Mo., passed away December 3, 1967, at 12:54 p.m. at Veteran's Hospital in Kansas City at the age of 46. His survivors are his wife, Shirley JoAnn Banks of Kansas City, Mo., and one daughter of the home. Services were held Wednesday, December 6, at 3 p.m. at the Duncan Chapel at Eminence, with Rev. Norris and Rev. Prince officiating. Burial was in the new City  Cemetery at Eminence under direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View. - Published December 7, 1967.
QUENTIN DEWEY BANKS
 
8 Jun 1917 - 6 Jul 2003













  Quentin Dewey Banks, born June 8, 1917 at Salem Dent Co MO, son of the late George and Cora (BOYCE) BANKS. He departed this life July 6, 2003 at Denver CO at the age of 86 years. He was united in marriage to Magdalene BERRY on September 29, 1941. Quentin is survived by his wife, Madge, of the home in Denver CO; son Greg BANKS and wife Sandie; daughter Dee Ann BANKS, and granddaughter Rachel BANKS, all of Denver CO. He is further survived by nieces, Bonnie THOMAS and husband Jim, Springfield MO, and Pamela EVANS and husband Larry, St. James MO; other relatives and friends. Quentin received his B.S. degree, M.S. And PhD degrees in Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. He worked in agricultural marketing in Manhattan KS, Boise ID, Fort Collins CO and Denver CO until his retirement in September, 1981. An open house celebrating Quentin's life was held at the family home in Denver on Sunday, July 20, 2003.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave, July 30, 2003.

ROGER DALE BARKER

20 Nov 1943 - 01 Jun 2011

















  Roger Dale Barker was born Nov. 20, 1943, at Olive Hill, Ky., the son of Dick Boyd Barker and Garnet Ann (Hall) Barker. He passed away June 1, 2011, at Springfield, Mo., at the age of 67 years. He was united in marriage to Lisa Bond on September 27, 1969 in Shelby, Ohio. Roger was preceded in death by his parents Dick and Garnet Barker and one grandson Jacob. He is survived by his wife Lisa Barker of Birch Tree, Mo.; two sons Bryan Barker and wife Silke of Germany and Clifford Barker and wife Marlenia of Birch Tree, Mo.; one daughter Teresa Scott and husband Shane of Mountain View, Mo.; seven grandchildren Rachel and husband Brian, Ashley and husband MJ, Emily, Jamie, Taylor, Isabella and Kody; two step-grandsons Kyle and Adam; 4 great-grandchildren Kale, Darrin, Kenyon and Kelbie; and a host of other family and friends. Roger enjoyed working on his farm and fishing. He never met a stranger, always willing to help others. Roger was a member of the House of Prayer Church in Winona, Mo. He enjoyed aggravating others. Most of all, Roger loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Monday, June 6, 2011, at the House of Prayer Church in Winona, Mo., with Rev. Archie Taylor officiating under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.


BREY ANATONE BARKLEY

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2 Apr 1997 - 25 May 1997
 

Brey Anatone Barkley, born April 2, 1997, the son of Nolan A. 'T. J.' BARKLEY and Miranda J. (ROBERTS) BARKLEY. He died May 25, 1997. He is survived by his parents, sisters Bethany Hope and Erin; grandparents Nolan A. 'Tony' BARKLEY, Debbie BARRETT, Bill ROBERTS and Jeannie (ATKINS) ROBERTS; great grandparents Jim and Joyce (ODELL) BARRETT, and Max and Lola (FANSLER) BARKLEY; many cousins and other relatives. He was interred in
Mount Zion Cemetery, Winona.






ROY 'DON' BARKLEY

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8 Oct 1928 - 31 Jul 1982

















































Roy 'Don' Barkley, born October 8, 1928 at Winona Shannon Co MO, the son of John William BARKLEY & Esther Olive HARROD. He died July 31, 1982, on highway 60 in Carter Co MO, en route to a hospital in Poplar Bluff, of a gunshot wound inflicted at his home in Fremont, Carter Co., MO. On October 23, 1948, Don was united in marriage to Mrs. Lois Oneda CAMPBELL DOWNS at Salem Fulton Co AR, and to this union four children were born, Donita, Johnny, Terry & Gary. Lois brought to the marriage an infant son, Billy Joe DOWNS. Don was of the Christian faith, having accepted Jesus as his Lord at a young age, and later placing fellowship with a Pentecostal church in Fremont. Don and Lois divorced in 1967 and he married Mary Beth HOAGLAND of Fremont Carter Co MO. She had a son, Tod HOAGLAND. Don and Mary Beth later divorced and she remarried and had a daughter, Virginia KELLY; Don & Mary Beth married a second time, and he adopted her children, Tod and Virginia. He attended college in Columbia, Boone Co., MO for a short time following a tour of duty in the U. S. Army, serving in Korea. He began an apprenticeship with Horner NORTON as a carpenter and building contractor, and thus began a career of many years building homes, apartments and commercial buildings all over the state of Missouri. He influenced his brother Larry in choosing this as his own line of work. His greatest passion, however, was working with livestock and he spent most of his later years buying and selling cattle, hogs and horses in Missouri and Arkansas. He also learned the art of auctioneering from his father, and conducted numerous home and farm auctions in Shannon and surrounding counties. His brother Max also followed these professions. Don liked to sing and dance, and was very social. He had a charismatic personality and made countless friends and acquaintances throughout his lifetime. He was interested in American History and in politics, and even campaigned for sheriff of Shannon County at one time. He enjoyed reading detective and western novels. Don also liked to hunt and fish, and spent most of his time out doors. His nicknames were ‘Slick’, given him by Lois’s uncle Bernie NORRIS, and ‘Jeeter’, from a character in the movie Tobacco Road, given him by his stepson Billy Joe DOWNS. Don was preceded in death by his father in 1975, sister Lillian in 1942, and brother Bill in 1960. He is survived by his former wife, Lois BARKLEY of Winona, and children and spouses, Donita SIMPSON HERBST and Steve, Cartersville GA; Johnny BARKLEY and Vicki PARTRIDGE, Winona; Terry BARKLEY and Reta BRADLEY, Birch Tree; Gary BARKLEY and Shirley BLAND BRAWLEY, Winona; and stepson Billy Joe DOWNS, Winona. Also surviving are his mother, Esther BARKLEY, Winona; sisters and spouses, Norrine NORRIS and Brownie, Winona; Jennie SHARP PREWETT, St. Louis; and Shannon GOLDBERG, Creve Coeur; brothers and spouses, Max BARKLEY and Lola FANSLER; and Larry BARKLEY and Marguerite SCOVILLE; grandchildren Jay SIMPSON, Wesley HERBST, Jessica and Amanda BARKLEY, April BARKLEY, Adam and Jared BARKLEY, and step-grandsons Donnie and Brian DOWNS; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a great many friends. Funeral services were held at the Duncan Chapel in Winona with burial at the Snider Cemetery in Fremont Carter Co MO. Arrangements were under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona Shannon Co MO.

Services for Roy Don Barkley, 53, Winona, were at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Duncan Funeral Home. Burial was in Snider Cemetery at Fremont. Mr. Barkley died July 31 in his home. Death was a result of a gunshot wound, according to Shannon County Coroner Coleman McSpadden.  A Winona native, he attended Winona public schools and graduated in 1945. He was a carpenter, building contractor and livestock dealer.  He served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1945 until 1947 and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post NO. 2191. Survivors include his wife, Mary Beth; a daughter, Donita Herbst, Cartersville, Ga; three sons, John and Gary, both of Winona, and Terry, Birch Tree; a stepson, Billy Downs, Winona; seven grandchildren and three step-grandsons; his mother, Mrs. Esther Barkley, Winona; three sisters, Mrs. Norrine Norris, Mrs. Jennie Prewett and Mrs. Shannon Goldberg; and two brothers, Max Sr. and Larry.  [The Current Wave, Aug 1982]

 

In Loving Memory of DON BARKLEY - 8 Oct 1928 - 31 Jul 1982 - 'On what would have been your 80th Birthday' - You live on in your grandson's smile, Your brother's humor, In the memories of those you left behind. You live on at the site of the sale barn and the truckload of cattle driving by. You live on in the sound of a hammer driving nails and the sledge hammer pounding fence posts into the earth. You live on in re-runs on TV of Old West Shootouts and Mickey Spillane detective stories; of your voice singing Elvis and Hank Williams songs, and when we remember your love of dancing. You live on when we see the auction notices posted on the window at the cafes and farm stores, and the pick-up truck pulling a trailer of livestock. You live on in our hearts, Dad. We love you and we miss you. 'Beside me once more, in peaceful silence, softer than a feather, cast adrift upon the breeze, In memories, your spirit, immortal, returns.' ~ Family of Don Barkley. ~ The Current Wave.  

 


ESTHER OLIVE
HARROD BARKLEY

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10 Mar 1903 - 6 Mar 1989





















Esther Olive Harrod Barkley, born 10 Mar 1903 at Greer in Oregon Co MO, the daughter of George Washington HARROD and Martha Ann GREER. She passed away 06 Mar 1989 at the Birch View Nursing Center in Birch Tree Shannon Co MO. Esther graduated from high school in Winona in 1919 and began a teaching career in Winona Shannon Co MO, boarding in the homes of the townspeople. She married, on 27 Dec 1924 at Eminence Shannon Co MO, John William BARKLEY, son of John and Nora (HARDER) BARKLEY. To this union eight children were born, three of whom preceded her in death. Esther had an interest in family genealogy and was proud of her Native Cherokee heritage. Her mother Mattie was ½ Cherokee by blood; she was the daughter of James Monroe GREER and Elizabeth Ann DENNY. Lizzie (DENNY) GREER was full Cherokee Indian, born in Smith Co TN in 1826. Esther also descended from the famous HARRODS. Her ancestor James HARROD came from England and settled in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. It was his younger son James whose name is connected to the early settlement of Kentucky and the founding of Harrodsburg. Esther was preceded in death by her husband, John William BARKLEY, daughter Lillian, and sons Bill and Don; her parents, George and Martha; siblings Joseph Leonard HARROD, Blanche GOSNELL, Lyle HARROD, and Rachel HUDSON. She is survived by her children and spouses, Norrine and Brownie NORRIS, Max and Lola BARKLEY, Larry and Marguerite BARKLEY, Jennie PREWETT and Shannon GOLDBERG; siblings Lydia COOPER MITCHELL, Edith SMOTHERMAN, and George Monroe HARROD; twenty grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; many friends and acquaintances. Esther was a lifelong member of the Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormon). She raised her family in that faith, in the belief that they would all be together again in Heaven. Funeral services were under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona with interment in the Pine Lawn Cemetery where she was laid to rest by her husband and children.

 

IN MEMORY of ESTHER HARROD BARKLEY. Date of Birth March 10, 1903; Passed Away May 23, 1989. Services Held at Duncan Funeral Chapel Winona MO May 26, 1989 10:00 a.m. Officiating Bishop Dwight Haskell, Elder Bingham H. Reneer Hoopes, Sister Brewer, Brother Spurling, Elder Bailard. Music: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Pallbearers: Dennis Barkley, Terry Barkley, Mark Barkley, Darrel Norris, Gary Barkley, Mike Powell. Interment: Pine Lawn Cemetery Winona MO by Brother Brewer.

 

 


HANNAH MINERVA MARTIN
BARKLEY FULLER

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Nov 1844 - 30 Nov 1928

  Hannah Minerva Martin Barkley Fuller, born Nov., 1844 at Wayne Co TN; died Nov. 30, 1928 at Petaluma Sonoma Co CA. She was the daughter of Benjamin B. Martin & Hannah McCannon, of Wayne Co TN. She married William M. 'Bill' Barkley Dec 1859 in Wayne Co TN and to their union five children were born: John T. (m. Nora E. Harder), Martha Ann (m. Benjamin 'Bruce' Rich, her cousin), Benjamin A. (died in early childhood), Isaac C. 'Mack'  & William 'Willie' Barkley, died age 18. Following her husband Bill's death in 1898, Hannah moved to California with her daughter Martha Rich and family, and later remarried to George Fuller. Mr. Fuller was owner of a service station. Hannah and Bill's son Mack accompanied the family to California, and died there in 1929. Their granddaughter Lillie went to California and died there not long after her arrival in the flu epidemic in 1918. Hannah and Mack are buried at Petaluma Sonoma Co CA; Lillie's body was returned home by train and she is buried at Pine Lawn Cemetery beside her grandparents. [Her grave is unmarked]
JOHN BARKLEY

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10 Feb 1865 - 3 Nov 1900















  John Barkley, born February 10, 1865 in Tennessee, was the son of William M. and Hannah M. (MARTIN) BARKLEY. He died November 3, 1900 following a lingering illness as the result of gunshot wounds received the previous spring. On October 27, 1895, he married Nora E. HARDER, daughter of Judge Thomas A. and Louisa (RUCKER) HARDER. To this union four children were born: Lillie Louanna; Hannah Edna; Eleanor Nora and John William BARKLEY. John's brothers and sisters were Martha Ann, who married Bruce RICH; Benjamin A., who died in childhood; Mack C. 'Isaac', and Willie, who died in his teens. John immigrated to Missouri with his parents in the fall of 1871 from Wayne Co TN, settling first in Howell County, then relocating to Shannon County where they lived on a farm near Bartlett formerly homesteaded by a relative. John and Nora are buried in Pine Lawn Cemetery in Winona. There are no grave markers, but they are next to the graves of his son John and family. [His grave is unmarked]

The Record, Birch Tree, MO, Shannon Co. MO, Friday, Jan 26 1900 - Local matters: John BARKLEY, living 3 mi south of Bartlett, was shot in the arm and hip Monday night by some unknown person. He had gone to the woodpile to get some pine when the shot was fired from the brush. It is not known who made this cowardly at tempt to take Mr. BARKLEY’s life, but a man named Ben KIRBY is suspicioned. About 2 yrs ago BARKLEY testified against KIRBY in a counterfeiting case and KIRBY made his threat that he would kill BARKLEY after his release from the penitentiary to which he had been sentenced. KIRBY was released recently.
 He lingered for nearly a year before he died from his injuries. 


JOHN WILLIAM  'J. W.'
BARKLEY

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May 5, 1900 - Aug. 12, 1975















































 

JOHN WILLIAM 'J. W.' BARKLEY was born on May 05, 1900 in Winona Shannon Co MO, to John and Nora (Harder) Barkley. He was only 6 months old when his father died.

John was married to Gladys Going of Eminence, MO in 1917. She was the daughter of Othor F. and Cora Chestina (Norton Going). No children were born to this union.

On December 27, 1924, John was united in marriage to Esther Olive Harrod, the daughter of George Washington and Martha (Greer) Harrod, in Eminence, Shannon Co MO. To this union eight children were born, Lillian Karyl, Martha Norrine, Roy Don, Max Eugene, Lawrence Lovell, Jennie Lea, Shannon Esther and William Harrod.

 John departed this life on August 12, 1975, at St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, Howell Co MO, at the age of 75 years, 3 months and 7 days.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Nora, grandparents William and Hannah (Martin) Barkley and Judge Thomas A. and Louisa (Rucker) Harder; his daughter Lillian Karyl Barkley on June 9, 1941, in St Louis, Missouri, at the age of 16, and son William Harrod 'Billy' Barkley on May 7, 1960, in St Louis, Missouri, at the age of 15, and sister Lillie Louanna Barkley on Dec. 12, 1918, at Taft, California, at the age of 22.

He is survived by his wife, Esther, sisters Hannah Coleman and Eleanor Weaver, daughters Norrine Norris, Jennie Prewett and Shannon Goldberg; sons Don, Max and Larry Barkley; 20 grandchildren, 3 step-grandsons, 7 great grandchildren, 2 step-great grandchildren, daughters-in-law Lois (Campbell) Barkley, Lola (Fansler) Barkley and Marguerite (Scoville) Barkley; a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends and acquaintances.

John was a member of the Winona Christian Church most of his life, but in later years was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

When his sister Lilly passed away in California during the flu epidemic her body was sent home on the train and he had to drive a team and wagon to St. Louis to pick it up and bring it back to Winona for burial. That was a roadtrip of about 150 miles! He said it took him two weeks and was a heartrending journey. His aunt Martha Rich and her family lived in California at that time and Lilly was living with or near them when she died.

Except for a few years working in the oilfields in Kansas and Oklahoma, John spent all of his life at Winona as a farmer and livestock man, raising cattle, and running a restaurant and auction house in Winona. He was an accomplished auctioneer and sold many estate sales around the area. We fondly remember the sight of him slowly driving around the city streets in his old green Chevy pickup with rusted milk cans in the back.

He was long suffering, having suffered from arthritis for 20 years. His funeral was held at the Winona Christian Church on August 14, 1975. He was laid to rest at the Pine Lawn Cemetery next to his daughter Lillie and son Bill in the family. Services were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.

Out of town attendants of the funeral were, from Birch Tree, Missouri, Mr. & Mrs. Lee Brawley, Barbarra K. Moore, Colleen Detwiler, Robert DePriest, Ben Scoville, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Gosnell, Noel & Ruth Harder, Michael Reese, Mike & Kerri Powell, Bill & Dana Beth Hillix, Willa Pearl Cowan and Wanda, Mrs. M. Bonin, Gladys Kizer, Mr. & Mrs. Lyle Harrod, Melva Moranski, Ray & Juanita Gosnell, Wade & Glenda Harder, Edith Smotherman, Lydia Mitchell & Anna Stephens; from Fayetteville, Arkansas, Milton & Daisy Cooper; from Fremont, Missouri, Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Counts; from Teresita, Missouri, Linda Musille; from Van Buren, Missouri, Clifford Reed; from Eminence, Missouri, Mr. & Mrs. Chad Pope, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Randolph, Mr. & Mrs. Tom Randolph, Jim Bolin, Sam Nichols, Margie Taylor, Virginia Chilton, Mrs. John E. Corbin and family, Marvin Mooney, Mr. & Mrs. Anvil Akers; from Alton, Missouri, Mr. & Mrs. Leaman Frey, Mr. & Mrs. M. I. Hayes and from Thayer, Missouri, Mildred Wince.



IN MEMORY OF JOHN W. BARKLEY. Date of Birth May 5, 1900. Passed Away August 12, 1975. Services Held at Duncan Funeral Chapel Winona MO. Officiating Elder Alex Condie, Elder Guy Bottom, Rev. Garry Reagan. Pallbearers Wayne Derryberry, Vern Derryberry, Robert DePriest, Ernest Norris, Gene Nichols, Don Norton. Interment Pine Lawn Cemetery Winona MO. 




LAWRENCE LOVELL

'LARRY' BARKLEY

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18 Aug 1933 - 09 Apr 2010











 

Lawrence L. Barkley, Age 76, of Birch Tree passed away on Friday, April 9 in West Plains. Funeral services of Lawrence L. Barkley will be Tuesday, April 13 at 2 p.m.  at the Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree with interment in Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home in Birch Tree. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.  Monday, April 12 at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree.

 

Lawrence Lovell 'Larry' Barkley - Born 18 Aug 1933 at Winona Shannon Co MO; passed away 09 Apr 2010 at West Plains Howell Co MO. He was the son of John William Barkley and Esther Olive Harrod. Larry served in the US Army in the early 1950s. He married Marguerite Jo Scoville 01 Jan 1957 at Birch Tree Shannon Co MO and they were blessed with four children: Karen, Dennis, Mark and Angela. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Esther Barkley, sister Lillian, brothers Billy and Don and granddaughter Michaela Diane Powell. Larry is survived by his wife, Marguerite, of Birch Tree, and children Karen Powell, Dennis and Mark Barkley, and Angela Clevenger. Also surviving grandchildren, Brandon Powell, Brittany Leesman, Julie Good, and Reyna Powell; Melanie Phelps, Sarah Barkley, Amanda Barkley and Kelsey Johnson; sisters Norine Norris, Jenny Prewett and Shannon Goldberg, and brother Max Barkley, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.





LILLIAN KARYL BARKLEY


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 9 Sep 1925 - 12 Jun 1942
  Lillian Karyl Barkley was the daughter of John William Barkley and Esther Harrod Barkley. She was born in Winona, Shannon Co MO, Sep. 9, 1925, and passed away in St Louis MO on Jun. 12, 1942. In early childhood she was diagnosed with a serious heart defect and had to be hospitalized in St Louis, where she spent the remainder of her life. Lillian was a gifted musician, and maintained a cheerful and happy demeanor throughout her sad life. At the time of her death she was engaged to be married.



LILLIE LOUANNA BARKLEY



Apr. 18, 1896 - Dec. 12, 1918











  Lillie Louanna Barkley, daughter of John and Nora (HARDER) BARKLEY and granddaughter of Judge Thomas HARDER was born Apr 18, 1896. She departed this life in Taft, CA Dec 12, 1918, age 22 yrs 8 months and 10 days. She professed religion at the age of 16 yrs and united with the Christian Church. Lillie was a young lady of unusual merit. Kind, thoughtful, unselfish, with a strong ambition to fill well a large sphere in life. Only a short time before she was stricken with influenza, which developed into pneumonia, she wrote her friends of her success in her work and of her plans for a happy future. She was planning for a happy home for herself and her loved ones. But Gods plan was, we trust, better a home where all may meet and rejoice, no sorrow, no sickness, no death. Services were conducted by Rev. A. R. McClellan at the Christian Church on Sat Jan 4 in the presence of a large company of friends and loved ones, after which the body was buried by the side of her mother and father in the new cemetery. This was written by Rev. A. R. MCCLELLAN. The Current Wave, Shannon Co MO, Dec 12, 1918.

THE CURRENT WAVE, 17 Jan 1919
: Miss Lillie BARKLEY who went to California a few months since, died first of the week with pneumonia that developed from a dreadful epidemic of influenza that has numbered its victims by the thousands. The remains were returned to the home grounds for burial by the side of her mother at the new cemetery.

Lillie is buried in the
Pine Lawn Cemetery at Winona. Her grave is unmarked.


NOLAN ANATONE
 'T.J.'
 BARKLEY

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Mar. 17, 1979 - Dec. 15, 2001



































  Pvt. 2nd Class Nolan Anatone Barkley, Jr., was born March 17, 1979 to Nolan Anatone ‘Tony’ BARKLEY Sr. and Debbie (BARRETT) BARKLEY at Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Missouri. He was the grandson of Max and Lola (FANSLER) BARKLEY, Jim and Joyce (O’DELL) BARRETT, and the great grandson of Gene and Genie (COUNTS) O’DELL, Glen BARRETT, and J. W. and Esther (HARROD) BARKLEY. He departed this life on Dec. 15, 2001, at the age of 22 years. Although Nolan was his birth name, he was still called 'T.J.' by friends and family. Nolan was baptized at age 11 at a church camp in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He reaffirmed his faith at the Munsell Church in Winona. Nolan attended Junior High School in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, where he was a member of football, basketball and baseball teams. He then attended high school in Winona, Missouri until 1995, thus receiving his GED diploma in the spring of 1996. While in high school he was a member of the basketball team, W.I.L.D., Hi-Step, band, and the Beta Club, and was a class officer. Upon completion of his GED he attended the Current River College at the Winona campus. On September 3, 1995 , T. J. married Miranda ROBERTS at the Christian Church in Winona, and to this union four beautiful children were born, Bethany Hope, Brey Anatone, Erin Blake, and Isaac James. Nolan was preceded in death by his son Brey, great grandparents J. W. and Esther BARKLEY, and Glen BARRETT. He is survived by his wife Miranda, his children Bethany, Erin and Isaac, his father Tony and wife Gina BARKLEY, his sisters Andrea and Emily BARKLEY, all of Winona, his mother Debbie BARRETT and sister Laura BARKLEY of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, his grandparents Max and Lola BARKLEY, Jim and Joyce BARRETT, and great grandparents Gene and Genie O’DELL of Winona, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Nolan’s hobbies included fishing hunting and camping with his family. Nolan had a zeal for life. He loved people, especially children, not only raising his own but volunteering as well, and he was a good daddy. He was a Little League baseball coach for Winona teams during the summer. While living in Winona, Nolan worked at Smith Flooring and helped his Grandpa Max at Public auctions and benefits as an auctioneer. Though he had no official training as an auctioneer it came naturally. Nolan will always be remembered for his smile, his laugh, his love for his children and wife, and of being a loving husband, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. Funeral services were held at 1 pm Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001 at the Winona Christian Church. Interment was in the Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home in Winona. He was buried beside his son Brey. 

Pvt. 2nd Class Nolan Barkley Jr. services held
Funeral services for Pvt. 2nd Class Nolan Anatone Barkley Jr., 22, Winona, were 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at Winona Christian Church under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. 
Mr. Barkley died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at Lawton, Okla. 
Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home. 


WILLIAM 'WILLIE'
BARKLEY

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19 Jun. 1873 - 14 Dec. 1891
 
  William 'Willie' Barkley was the son of William M. 'Bill' Barkley & Hannah Minerva Martin Barkley Fuller. Born Jun. 19, 1873, shortly after the family's migration to Missouri from Cypress Inn, Wayne Co TN. He was killed on Dec. 14, 1891, when a log fell on his head during a barn raising at the Dick Williams property near Winona. He was 18 years old.
  







WILLIAM HARROD
 'BILLY' BARKLEY



13 Jan 1945 - 07 May 1960
 


William Harrod 'Billy' Barkley was born January 13th, 1945 in Winona, Missouri, the youngest son of John William and Esther (Harrod) Barkley. He passed away My 7th, 1960 in St Louis, Missouri at the age of 15 after a long illness. Billy was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian; his grandparents, John and Nora (Harder) Barkley and George and Martha (Greer) Harrod, and an aunt, Lillie Barkley. He is survived by sisters Norrine (Brownie) Norris, Jennie (Bob) Sharp and Shannon (Nate) Goldberg; brothers Don (Lois) Barkley, Max (Lola) Barkley, and Larry (Marguerite) Barkley; several aunts and uncles, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Billy attended Winona schools until he became ill. Burial ia in the Pine Lawn Cemetery at Winona beside his sister Lillian and his paternal grandparents, John and Nora Barkley, and his aunt, Lillie Barkley.




WILLIAM M. 'BILL' BARKLEY

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22 Mar 1824 - 03 Jan 1898















 
William M. 'Bill' Barkley - The Current Wave, Thursday, 6 Jan 1898 - 'The old Mr. Barkley, father of John and Mac Barkley, living just north of town, died on Monday of this week. The old gentleman had been in bad health for a long time and his demise was not a surprise to those who knew of his condition. He died on Jan 3 1898.' He was born between 1827-1830 in Hardeman Co TN; died at Winona Shannon Co MO. He was the son of John Locke Barkley (Rowan Co NC) & Elizabeth Bostic (AL). He married Hannah Minerva Martin in Dec., 1859 at Wayne Co TN. Their children were John T. (m. Nora E. Harder), Martha Ann (m. Benjamin 'Bruce' Rich, her cousin), Benjamin A. (died in early childhood), Isaac C. 'Mack'  & William 'Willie' Barkley, died age 18. Bill served in the Civil War from 1861 - 1865 on the side of the Confederacy, Gen. Joseph Tackett's Co TN Infantry, at the rank of Private. He left Tennessee for free land that was being offered to people living in the war ravaged southern states, going first to Arkansas, then back to Howell Co MO, and finally to Winona, Shannon Co MO. They traveled in a wagon train from Tennessee with numerous other families who settled in the southern Missouri and Arkansas regions, and many of those families' descendants reside in Shannon County today. Following the death of his eldest son, John, and soon after John's wife Nora, Bill and Hannah took their three grandchildren, Lillie, Edna and John W., to raise, with the assistance of Nora's parents, Judge Thomas & Louisa Harder. Bill worked his farm, located near Bartlett, and raised livestock. Bill is buried in an unmarked grave beside his son Willie at Baptist Hill Cemetery at Winona.
NORA E. HARDER
BARKLEY BARNETT
06 Nov 1874 - 20 Jun 1908



































  Nora E. Harder Barkley Barnett - Wife of R. L. Barnett and daughter of Judge Harder, yielded up her life on the 20th inst., and has gone to join the innumerable host beyond the tomb. Deceased was born in Shannon County Nov. 6, 1874, and her age at the time of passing to the better world was 34 years, 7 months and 14 days. At an early age she was joined in wedlock to Mr. John Barclay, who preceded her to the spirit world some years since. In time she married again. This time Robt. L. Barnett, whose wife she was at the time of her death. In 1893, she united with the Christian Church, lived a consistent life and held faithful to the last. For several years and the time of her death she was sorely afflicted with lung trouble, and her death was not a surprise to anyone, although she died suddenly. On the morning of the Winona picnic, she came in with her parents and was on the ground the better part of the day, and in the afternoon grew suddenly worse and passed into eternity almost in the twinkling of an eye. Mrs. Barnett was an estimable lady, kind, social, affectionate and affable. Her course through life made her  many friends and added to this a pure Christian character, eminently fitted her for a life of happiness beyond the grave. It is true she died young; at an age when life seems bright and anticipation runs high, but maybe for all that it is best. Better to enter into the duties of a higher life while in youth than to feebly drag out a life of old age here. To mourn her loss, she leaves a father, mother, sisters and brothers, a husband and four children. On Sunday her remains were interred in the family burial ground with fitting ceremonies amid a large gathering of friends and relatives. In addition to the above, Judge Harder sent the following: On the day of the picnic, I took my daughter up to Mr. Rich's for rest and dinner; a distance of three hundred yards from the grounds. In the afternoon when we got in the buggy to return, the straps had not been fastened or came loose and the buggy ran against the team and the team ran away breaking the dash board, but soon stopped. Doubtless the exertion in trying to hold her seat in the buggy caused the trouble, but she said she did not know she was hurt. She began coughing and soon the blood gushed from her mouth and nose. She took those near her by the hand and said, 'goodbye,' and passed over to the other side. Funeral services conducted by Bros. Hahn and Despain, and the remains were turned over to the relatives for interment. She was laid to rest in the new cemetery [Pine Lawn Cemetery ] at Winona.  The Current Wave, June 25, 1908.


ANNA 'MAE'
MAYBERRY BARNES

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21 Mar 1898 - 24 Sep 1989








 
Anna Mae Mayberry Barnes - 'Granny' - Born March 21, 1898 at Winona, Missouri and departed this life on Sept. 24, 1989 at Birch Tree, MO at the age of 91 years. She was united to Auda Harold Barnes on Dec. 24, 1916 at Winona, Missouri and to this union six children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband Auda, and five children, Dorothy, Clarice, Olin, Jewel, and Myrll; and two great grandchildren. She is survived by one daughter Opal Norton of Winona, MO; three sisters, Mattie Cadwalender of Arnold, MO, Golda Gretzmacher of St. Louis, MO, and Elgia Winters of Winona, MO; four grandchildren, Sharon Sperry of Sand Pedro, Ca, Eva Sloger of Collinsville, IL, Steve Campbell of Winona, MO and Jerome Barnes of Cairo, GA; nine great grandchildren. She accepted Christ as her savior during the early years of her marriage.  She talked of Him often and always kept her Bible near.  She would comfort herself by singing hymns when she thought she was alone, and always had scripture to offer when someone else needed comforting. She loved all of God's gifts, especially little children, animals, and flowers.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but always in the hearts of those who loved her. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1989 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev. Golden Hampton officiating.  Burial was in the Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.  



EMERAL BARNES



10 Jan 1910 - 09 Oct 1986















  Emeral Barnes was born January 10, 1910 near Winona, Mo., the youngest of 12 children and the son of William and Lura Copeland Barnes, and departed this life October 9, 1986 at Doctor's Hospital, Poplar Bluff, Mo., at the age of 76 years, 8 months and 29 days. Emeral spent most of his life in and around Winona.  He loved the outdoors and spent most of his leisure time hunting and fishing. However, his most enjoyable times were the ones spent with his grandchildren.  They were his 'pride and joy'.  He was proud to be called their 'pop or poppy'. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Shirley Katherine Burge, whom he married on September 20, 1943; two sons, William Arthur of Van Buren, Mo.; Jimmy Earl of Nixa, Mo.; three daughters, Mary Ellen Haney of Winona, Mo.; Jeanne Ray Burk of St. Joe, Ark.; and from his first marriage, Doris Lee Blair of Maryville, Tennessee; 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, five sisters, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and his first wife, Eileen Prewitt. Graveside services were held Saturday, October 11 at 4 pm at Mount Zion Cemetery, Winona, Mo. with James Eskey officiating.  Services were under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home, Alton, Mo.  Emeral dedicated his soul to God on September 1, 1986 at his home in Winona.  Our loss is Heaven's gain.  Though our days are emptier, memories are something time cannot erase.  We will always hold our 'pop' dear to our hearts. 



EMMA JEAN
MARTIN BARNES

09 Jul 1933 - 28 Sep 1985




















  Emma Jean Martin Barnes - Born July 9, 1933 in Winona, Missouri to Tom and Celestia Blunkall Martin and departed this life on September 28, 1985 at Mountain View, Mo. at the age of 52 years, 1 month and 28 days. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Ernest Martin. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Barnes of the home in Birch Tree; two sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene and Kaye Brewer of Winona, Mo.; and Doug and Marla Brewer of Birch Tree, Mo.; five grandchildren, Willie, Wayne and Windy Brewer of Winona; Bobby and Lisa Brewer of Birch Tree; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Erman and Dorothy Martin, and Pepper and Mona Lou Martin, all of Winona; two nephews, Keith and Randy Martin of Winona; two aunts, Alma Lovins of Winona; and Lola Martin of Hayton, Ill.; and a host of other relatives. Emma Jean was united in marriage to Junior Brewer of Birch Tree and to this union two sons were born, Eugene and Doug Brewer. She lived in Winona a number of years and worked at Paramount Cap Factory, then was united in marriage to Lloyd Barnes of Winona on May 22, 1983. She attended Winona High School and was a member of The First Baptist Church of Winona.  She was a dear friend to all who knew and loved her, and will be sadly missed. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m. in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Winona with Rev. Dennis Norwood officiating.  Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.

James Leslie 'Bo' Barnes

24 Nov 1922 - 02 Aug 2008





























 
James Leslie 'Bo' Barnes was born Nov. 24, 1922, at Cairo, Ill., the son of Brady Everett Barnes and Ida Mae Childers Barnes. He passed away Aug. 2, 2008, at Birch Tree, Mo., at the age of 85 years. He was united in marriage to Violet LaBoube on March 27, 1943, at Overland, Mo. He was later united in marriage to Eloise J. Spurgeon on Dec. 7, 1951, at St. Charles, Mo., and to this union, one daughter was born. He was preceded in death by his parents Brady Everett and Ida Mae Barnes; one sister Mary Barnes Ochs; and one stepson Donald Goforth. He is survived by three daughters, Juritta Thoele of Arnold, Mo., Sandy Novak of Sarasota, Fla., and Rochelle Poyner and husband Johnny of McGee, Ark.; one son, Steve Wuesting and wife Jenny of New Florence, Mo.; four grandchildren, Shannon Thoele, Ashley Lorenz, Kimberly Burgess and husband Christopher, and Laura Hummel; and two great-grandchildren, Gage Hummel and Jordan Hummel. Bo lived in the St. Louis area until he met and married Eloise. He worked at Carter Carburetor in St. Louis from 1940 until 1950. Bo and Eloise moved to Eminence, Mo., after their marriage. They enjoyed traveling together from 1951 until 1958, where Bo and Eloise would perform shows with their trained mule, horse and dogs. Bo also performed roping and as a clown during that time, a job which he enjoyed and always recalled fond memories. Bo and Eloise relocated to Phoenix, Ariz., and lived there several years, where Bo worked on highway and road construction. He worked his way up to a foreman and later became the superintendent. In 1962, Bo and Eloise moved back to Eminence, where Bo raised hogs on their family farm for many years until his health didn’t permit. Bo was very much an outdoors person. He loved to fish and hunt, and until later years, Bo would go out on the river every day he could in the summer. Bo had a great sense of humor and was always telling jokes. Bo was a member of the World Wide Church of God in Poplar Bluff, Mo., where he attended services until his health didn’t permit. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, Mo. Interment was in New Eminence Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence, Mo.


LEONA B. COOPER BARNES

08 Jun 1910 - 11 Aug 1997
















 

Leona B. Cooper was born June 8, 1910 in Flat Rock Community of Shannon County, Missouri to John and Isabel (WELLS) COOPER. She passed away August 11, 1997 at St John’s Regional Health Center in Springfield, MO at the age of 87 years. She was united in marriage on October 6, 1934 in West Plains, MO to Richard Bland BARNES. Richard preceded her in death in August 6, 1986. Leona is also preceded in death by her parents, one son, one grandson, three brothers, and two sisters. She is survived by two sons, Gary and his wife Linda, and Jack and his wife Judy BARNES, both of Birch Tree, MO; two stepsons, Verlon BARNES and his wife Claire of Mountain View, MO; Lester BARNES and his wife Betty of LaPorte, CO; one daughter Betty Jo GRIP of Athens, GA and one step-daughter, Nettie Grace GILL of Cozad, NE; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, and several step grandchildren. Leona will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, August 14, 1997 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree with Rev. Calvin JONES Officiating. Interment was in the Barnes Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree. 


MINNIE HANNAH
JOHNSTON BARNES
20 Sep 1901 - 25 Jun 1992








 
Minnie Hannah Johnston Barnes - Born September 20, 1901 in the Van community of Shannon County, Missouri, the daughter of Hiram and Fannie (WOLLRY) JOHNSTON. Minnie passed away Thursday June 25, 1992 at the Shirkey Leisure Acres Nursing Home in Richmond where she had made her home the past three years. On March 10, 1922 Minnie was united in marriage to Toney Arvil BARNES and too this union was born six children. Minnie is survived by one son: William Martin BARNES of Stotesburg, Mo. Two daughters: Mrs. Beulah PULLIAM of Rayville, Mo. and Mrs. Lois VAUGH of Hartford, Kansas. Sixteen grandchildren and a host of great and great-great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, three sons: Marvin Ray, Melvin Lowell, and Floyd Lee BARNES. She was also preceded in death by fifteen brothers and sisters. It was the family's desire that the funeral services for Minnie be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the graveside in Mount Zion Cemetery, Winona, Mo.  Sources for this information: Original funeral home 'In Remembrance' card.  Submitted by Janice Bell. 

NAOMI BARNES
19 Nov 1907 - 02 Jul 1930










 
Naomi Barnes was born
November 19, 1907, passed away at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Barnes, the afternoon of July 2, 1930. She died from the effects of tuberculosis, developing from a severe cold taken in the early spring of 1929, at which time she became hoarse and finally lost her speech. During the summer of 1929 she received medical treatment in Springfield while working there. In November of 1929 she came home for a weeks visit and was advised by physicians to remain. She was confined to her bed from that time until the end. Miss Naomi was converted to the Christian faith about three years ago, and remained a believer until death claimed her life. During her last hour she called the members of her family around her bed and requested that they pray, and with her quiet faith in God, passed from this life. Those remaining to mourn her departure are her mother and father, three sisters and five brothers, together with many other relatives and friends. Burial was made in the Mount Zion Cemetery Thursday afternoon, July 3rd, 1930.  Sources for this information: Obituaries & Death Notices, Vol III - 1911-1930; Shannon County Democrat.  Submitted by Janice Bell.


PATRICK L. BARNES

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04 Mar 1955 - 26 Jul 2011
 

 

Patrick L. Barnes, the son of Oscar F. and Betty J. (Eyeman) Barnes, was born March 4, 1955 at Ulysses, Kansas. He passed away at the home of his sister-in-law, Phyllis Barnes, Tuesday evening, July 26, 2011 at 7:07 p.m. making his age 56 years, 4 months, and 22 days. He has two daughters, Crystal and Amber, and one stepson, KC. He also had one stillborn daughter. Patrick worked as a lineman for Pioneer Electric for many years. He is survived by his step-dad, Richard Campbell; three step-brothers, Ronnie of Johnson, KS, Tony, of Colorado, and Mike of Houston, TX; children, Crystal Barnes of Johnson, Kansas; Amber Leblanc of Johnson, Kansas; and stepson, KC McCabe of Oklahoma; two brothers, Kenny Barnes of Summersville, Missouri and Garry Barnes of Ulysses, Kansas; two sisters, Pam Reigel of Elk Creek, Missouri, and Shirley St. Pierre of San Antonio, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. Private memorial services will be held at a later date with burial at Black Pond Cemetery. Arrangements were under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

 

SHIRLEY KATHERINE
BURGE BARNES



03 Aug 1929 - 16 Feb 2005








 
Shirley Katherine Burge Barnes - Born August 3, 1929 in Corona del Mar, CA, to Arthur and Anna (REED) BURGE. She passed away Feb. 16, 2005 at the Birch View Nursing Center in Birch Tree Shannon Co MO. She was united in marriage to Emeral BARNES on September 20, 1943. To this union was born four children: Mary, William, Jeanne and Jim. Surviving is Mary Ellen HANEY of Winona; William BARNES and wife Karen of McCrae, AR; Jeanne ALLEN of Harrison, AR; Jim and wife Becky BARNES of Winona; one stepdaughter, Doris BLAIR and husband of Maryville, TN; 18 grandchildren and 35 great and great-great grandchildren. Her only brother, Galen BURGE of Maryville, TN, and her only sister, June PAINTER of Lowell, AR. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Preceding Shirley in death are her parents, Arthur and Anna BURGE; her husband, Emeral BARNES; four grandchildren, Lexie BARNES, Kelly BLAIR, Kris BLAIR and Jeffery BRAYFIELD; two great grandchildren, Nellie HANEY and David BLAIR; two sons- in-law, Joe HANEY and Rufus ALLEN. Shirley was a charter member of the Winona Church of God of Prophecy since July 10, 1955. She loved her Church and what it stands for. She enjoyed going to church as much as she could. She was also a volunteer at the Birch Tree Nursing Center and enjoyed being with the residents. Most of the staff and residents all affectionately called her ‘Granny BARNES’. Shirley did a lot of crocheting and knitting. It was unusual to see her without a crochet hook or knitting needle in her hands. She made many, many items, giving them all away. She also loved to sit outside in her porch swing. As early as possible in the springs she had her swing placed back outside where she could sit and enjoy life. She was a very special lady and will be greatly missed by not only family, but her many, many friends. Rest in Peace, Mom, you made it home. From your kids.  [Burial Mount Zion Cemetery]


William M. Barnes

11 Jul 1868 - 17 Feb 1938










 
William M. Barnes - Born
July 11,1868; departed this life Feb. 17.1938 at the age of 69 years. He was united in marriage to Lura Ellen Copeland Sept. 20,1888. To this union was born 12 children, five girls and seven boys, five of whom preceded him in death. Left to mourn his loss are his wife Lura Barnes and seven children, Mrs. Hattie Maberry of Winona, Mrs. Florida Robbins of Indiana, Irvin, Omer, Toney and Emeral of Winona, MO. and Mrs. Adeline Brawley of Alton, MO.; one sister, thirty nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mr. Barnes was united with the Baptist Church at the age of 20 years and remained faithful unto his death.  NOTE: He was the son of James Barnes and Mary 'Lucinda' Piles. His children were Auda Harold (m. Anna Mae Mayberry), Ervin Arthur (m. Maude May Green), Omer Hayden (m.Viola Bernice Brawley), Toney Arvil (m. Minnie Hannah Johnston), Melvin Odas (died in infancy), Bernice Manola (m. Lemuel Jones Nichols), Florida B. (m. Marion Robbins, m. Unknown Sellars), Naomi (died in early 20s), Emeral (m. Eileen Prewett, m. Shirley Katherine Burge), an infant son who was born and died in 1912, Florence (died in early 20s) and Hattie Mabel Barnes (m. William 'Benjamin' Mayberry).  He and Lura Ellen are buried at Mount Zion Cemetery.

WILLIAM  MATHIS
'MACK' 
BARNES



01 Jul 1916 - 24 Jan 1992



 

William Mathis 'Mack' Barnes - Born July 1, 1916, the son of Samuel A. and Millie Norton Barnes, and passed away Jan. 24, 1992 at his home in Fremont, MO at the age of 75 years. He was united in marriage to Alta Alyne Leslie on June 27, 1947 at Harding, AR.  They purchased a farm near Fremont, MO and here they lived most of their lives together. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alta Alyne; one infant son; his grandson, Mike; two brothers; and two sisters. He leaves to mourn his passing one son and daughter-in-law, Roger Allen and Rita Barnes of Van Buren, MO; one grandson, Brian Barnes of Van  Buren, MO; four brothers, Chester Barnes of Poplar Bluff,  MO, Norton Barnes of Willow Springs, MO, Maxown Barnes of Huntsville, MO and Dorris Barnes of Fremont, MO; and a host of other family and friends. Mack was a fine neighbor and a very loving father and husband. Funeral services were held Mon., Jan. 27, 1992 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Calvin Jones officiating.  Interment was in the Evaline-Green Mountain Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willie Raymond 'Ray'
Barnes
17 Nov 1899 - 10 Jun 1933







 
Willie Raymond 'Ray' Barnes -
Age 23 years, 6 months, 24 days, died of tuberculosis at his home on Winona-New Liberty Star Route at 6 o’clock last Saturday morning. He was married to Miss Edna WEST May 10th, 1922, and is survived by his widow and two of their three children. Mr. BARNES suffered from tuberculosis some twelve years, during which time he spent considerable time in Colorado, New Mexico and the Missouri Hospital at Mount Vernon. Early in his last confinement, which covered a period of about one year, he professed faith in Christ and developed an increasing hope for eternal life until his passing. Funeral and burial services were conducted by Rev. J. W. BOCKMAN at the Green Mountain Cemetery Sunday afternoon. -
Sources for this information: SHANNON COUNTY DEMOCRAT – June 15, 1933. 
NOTE: Indexed as William Ray Barnes. He was the son of Samuel Alexander Barnes and Millie Norton. He was born in November, 1899 at Carter Co MO.


ALICE MARIE
DUNCAN BARNETT



05 Mar 1922 - 30 Oct 2010






 

 

Alice Marie Duncan Barnett was born March 5, 1922 in Shannon County, Missouri to Lewis Joseph Duncan and Bessie Jane Plowman Duncan. Alice went to her heavenly home, surrounded by her family Saturday evening, October 30, 2010, making her age 88 years 7 months and 25 days. Alice was united in marriage to James Frank Barnett, and to their union 7 children were born, 2 daughters, Carol and Evelyn, 5 sons, James Cleo, Frankie Eugene, David Leon, Sherman Dean and Donald Eugene were born. Alice lived in the Summersville area most of her life. She enjoyed playing Skip-Bo. She loved playing the guitar, playing with others when she could. She loved having family and friends stop by to visit with her. When able she liked to putter in her yard tending her flowers. Alice attended the First Baptist Church in Summersville when her health permitted. Preceding Alice in death are her parents, Lewis and Bessie, her husband Frank, 4 sons, Cleo and Eugene, infant sons, Sherman Dean and Donald Eugene, 3 brothers, Lewis, Leonard, and Bill Duncan, 5 sisters, Maude, Nancy, Lillian, Jane and Marie. Alice is survived by her three children, daughters, Carol Basham and husband Jack of Hillsboro, Missouri; Evelyn Wells and Johnny Black of Rolla, Missouri, son David Barnett and wife Linda of Summersville, Missouri, 19 grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, 1 sister, Linda Plowman of Houston, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Boyd officiating. Interment will be in Barnett Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

 

 

FRANKIE EUGENE
 BARNETT



22 Jun 1945 - 04 Mar 2007






 
Frankie Eugene Barnett -
Son of James Frank BARNETT and Alice Marie (DUNCAN) BARNETT was born June 22, 1945 in Summersville MO. Frank passed away at his home Sunday, March 4, 2007, after a battle with cancer making his age 61 years. Frank worked at many jobs in his lifetime; he owned several service businesses in Summersville and in St. Louis. He also worked at Atlas Tool, Grand Manufacturing Co., A- Rack, Williams Bus line, and operated the ferry at Owls Bend (Powder Mill Ferry). Frank's last employment was for Imperial Charcoal Plant in Summersville. Frank enjoyed his family and spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed running around with Wayne and David, taking care of the cattle, horses, bush hogging and daily routine farm work. He loved to visit and spend time with his many friends. Frank is preceded in death by his father James Frank BARNETT, his brother James Cleo BARNETT, two infant brothers, Sherman Dean BARNETT and Donald Eugene BARNETT, granddaughter Amber BARNETT, and stepson Bryan STEWART. He is survived by his mother Alice BARNETT of Summersville; his children, Frankie BARNETT and wife Teresa of St. Louis MO; Crystal BARNETT of Summersville; Linda PINCKARD of Colorado; his stepchildren Tim and Larry FOX and Tina KETCHERSIDE of St. Louis; two sisters, Carol BASHAM and husband Jack of Hillsboro MO; Evelyn (BARNETT) WELLS and Johnny BLACK of Rolla MO; one brother David BARNETT and wife Linda of Summersville; his grandchildren, Amanda, Frankie, Kristen, Katelynn, David and Robert BARNETT, Patrick BURKE, KyEshia BUSH, Faith and Deacon STEWART, Justice GASTON and two great grandchildren, Curtis FROCUM and Tyler BARNETT several nieces, nephews and a host of other family members. Services were held Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Gary STELLMAN and Rev. Tommy BOYD officiating. Interment was in Barnett Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

Ervin Glen 'Junior'
Barrett
23 Jan 1946 - 26 Mar 2008












 
Ervin Glen 'Junior' Barrett - Age 62, died Wednesday morning at his home, surround by his loving family. He was born in Winona, Missouri on January 23, 1946, the son of Glen and Wilma (Copeland) Barrett, and lived in Lunenburg, MA for 27 years until moving to Winchendon, MA five years ago. Glen worked in the computer industry for many years and retired as Vice President of Legacy Sales and Service, of the former TLC Company in Uxbridge. He previously worked at Data General and Digital Corporations. Glen proudly serviced in the US Army during the Korean War and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Expert Rifle M-14 Ribbon. Glen was a member of Artisan Lodge of Masons. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and golfing but he mostly treasured spending time with his family. He leaves his wife of 38 years, Arline H. (Whalen) Barrett; two children Kimberly Celona of Worcester and Scott G. Barrett of Candia, NH., five grandchildren, Cassandra, Amanda, Anthony, Ethan and Emma; three brothers, Jimmie Barrett, Gerald Barrett and Steve Barrett, a sister, Sherian Appuglies, a stepbrother George Barrett, a step sister, Linda McAdams, all of Missouri and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held Monday, March 31st at 10am in the Snow Ladeau Funeral Home in Winchendon, MA. The Rev. Jackson L. Williams officated. Burial was held with military honors at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wichendon, MA.
Note: Another source has his name as Glen Eldon Barrett. Social Security has Glen E. Barrett.
LOLA FLORENE
WARREN
HARRISON BARRETT

30 Apr 1925 - 13 Sep 1997
















 

Lola Florene Warren was born
April 30, 1925 at Eminence, MO and went to be with the Lord on September 13, 1997.  Lola was the seventh of twelve children born to Jess Warren and Raussie Wood Warren, both of whom preceded her in death.  One sister, Ruth, brothers Clayton Warren, Dee Warren, James Warren, Dolphus Warren and Deroyn Warren also preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Glenn Barrett, of the home, daughter & son in law, Linda & Larry McAdams, West Plains, MO; Sons & daughters in law, James & Linda Harrison, Humphrey, AR; Jerry & Patsy Harrison, Haskell, AR; Michael & Janice Harrison, Peculiar, MO; George & Marcia Barrett, Blue Springs, MO; Steven & Gail Barrett, Kansas City, MO; Step sons & daughters in law, Gerald & Shirley Barrett, Mountain View, MO; Jim & Joyce Barrett, Winona, MO; Glen, Jr. & Arlene Barrett, Lunenburg, MA; Step daughter & son in law, Sherian & Nicholas Appuglies, San Jose,  CA. Fifteen grandchildren, ten step grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, eighteen step great grandchildren, one step great, great grandchild.  She is also survived by brothers & sisters in law, Carmel & Thelma Warren, Bennett, CO; Joe & Juanita Warren, LaBarge, WY; Bill & Ona Fern Warren, Springfield, MO; sisters, Sadia Thomas, St. Louis, MO; Lavada Odom of Granite City, IL; sisters in law, Lorene Warren, Springfield, MO; Gloria Warren, Laramie, WY; Betty Warren, Camas, WA; Beacie & her husband, Pete Copeland, West Plains, MO; an uncle, a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Barrett taught at the Horner School in rural Shannon County in 1943 to 1945.  She also worked at the Television factory, Eminence, MO; Paramount Cap Factory, Winona, MO; Sherrill's Crystals, Kansas City, MO; and Parmalee, Kansas City, MO. Mrs. Barrett was an active member of Bales Baptist Church.  She leaves behind many friends and neighbors.  She is most remembered for always helping someone in need, whether it be cookies for the church, taking a neighbor to the doctor or just listening to others problems.  She gave much love and was loved very much in return. [Burial Mount Zion Cemetery]
MINNIE MAE
COOLEY BARRETT
15 Sep 1901 - 28 Apr 1980










 
Minnie Mae Cooley was born
September 15, 1901 in Oregon Co MO, daughter of the late Mary Alice (BARNES) and Raney (Runa) COOLEY. She departed this life on April 28, 1980 at the Poplar Bluff Hospital, Poplar Bluff, Butler Co MO, at the age of 78 years, 7 months and 13 days. Minnie attended grammar school at New Liberty. She was baptized into the Methodist Church at an early age. She was united in marriage to Otto Ervin BARRETT on October 18, 1918 at Alton Oregon Co MO. To this union two children were born: Glen Eldon and Beacie Marie. Preceding her in death were her parents and stepfather Henry WEAVER, sister Myrtle GARDNER, two brothers, Willie COOLEY and Goldman WEAVER and a sister, Pearl COOLEY, who died in infancy. Those left to mourn her passing are son Glen BARRETT of Kansas City, Jackson Co MO; daughter Beacie MCADAMS ASHER of Salem, Dent Co MO; one half-sister, Grace WEAVER PARKE of West Plains, Howell Co MO; eleven grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren, and one great-great grandson; many relatives and a host of friends and neighbors. Services were held Thursday, May 1st at 1 p.m. in the Winona Methodist Church with burial at Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave, April 1980.
OTTO ERVIN BARRETT
15 Jun 1897 - 27 Sep 1997








 
Otto Ervin Barrett was born
June 15, 1897 at New Liberty, MO in Oregon County the son of Joel Lee and Julia Elva McSpadden Barrett and departed this life on Sept. 27, 1990 at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, MO at the age of 93 years. He was married to Minnie Mae Cooley on Oct. 16, 1918 at Alton, MO and to this union two children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Minnie on April 28, 1980; one great grandson; two brothers and one sister; one daughter-in-law; and one son-in-law. He is survived by one son, Glen E. Barrett of Kansas City, MO; one daughter, Beacie Asher of West Plains, MO; eleven grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; ten step-great grandchildren; and fifteen great great grandchildren. Otto was a past member of Odd Fellows Lodge of Winona. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 29 at 1 pm in the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev. Golden Hampton officiating.  Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.
LEROY WAYNE
'BART'
BARTHOLOMEW
20 Jul 1921 - 24 Dec 2007













 

 

Leroy Wayne 'Bart' Bartholomew - Son of Wayne and Pearl (JOHNSON) BARTHOLOMEW, was born July 20, 1921, in Lodi, Wisconsin. He passed on December 24, 2007, at the age of 86. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corp then joined the U.S. Navy in 1940, achieving the rank of Aviation Chief Machinist’s Mate. He met Betty Jean SMITH while stationed in Great Lakes, Illinois, and they married on July 17, 1943. He left the Navy with an honorable discharge in 1946 and moved to Webb City, Missouri, where he lived for almost 60 years. Bart owned and operated a small garage in Alba, Missouri, most of that time. He drove his 1948 Ford coupe, the most recognizable fixture in his life, every day until he parked it in 2005. Besides pampering his 'little Ford', Bart liked to hunt, fish, pitch horseshoes, run the pool table, or talk with friends who dropped by. He was a life-long fan of sports, especially Yankee baseball. Bart is survived by his younger brother, Kenneth L. BARTHOLOMEW, Sauk Centre, Minnesota; his daughter, Sharon, and son-in-law, Marshall BUFFINGTON, of Eminence, Missouri; his granddaughter, Stacia BUFFINGTON, and her husband, David A. MILLER, of Willard, Missouri; two grandsons; and many dear friends. Bart was preceded in death by grandson, Michael Stuart BUFFINGTON; Betty, his wife of 46 years; and his sister, Elaine RHODES. His remains will join those of his wife’s, the final resting place to be the Buffington Cemetery in Ellington, Missouri. In lieu of a memorial service, his daughter requests friends gather on Bart’s birthday to celebrate his life and remember him as the character he was. Arrangements were made under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence, MO.


Elmer Everett Barton
24 Jan 1919 - 12 May 1991








 
Elmer Everett Barton - Age 72, son of John and Hattie Carver Barton, was born Jan. 24, 1919, near Bunker. He died May 12, 1991, at Lester E. Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. He grew up in the Bunker and Hartshorn communities. For the last 35 years he lived in the Houston area, where he was a truck driver for an LP gas company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia; four brothers, Homer, Golden, Jim and Ray Barton; two sisters, Bertha Derryberry and Juel Barton; and one granddaughter. Surviving are 10 sons, Garry, Ronnie, Lonnie, Ivan, Vincent and Justin Barton and Utah Smith of Houston, Larry of Huggins, Alvin of Success and Kevin of North Carolina; four daughters, Sylvia Eavenson of Ashland, Linda Hildebrand of Roby, Brenda Nolker of Lawson and Patricia Barton of Hartville; one sister, Grace Thompson of Mountain View; three brothers, Melvin and Cecil of Bismark and John of Bay City; 35 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Services were May 15 at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sheldon Zook officiating. Burial was in the Antioch Cemetery near Summersville.
Ivan Paul Barton
02 Jul 1956 - 11 Apr 1992










 
Ivan Paul Barton, age 35,
son of Elmer Barton and Sylvia Morgan Barton, was born July 2, 1956, at Houston. He died April 11, 1992, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston. He was a victim of cancer. A 1974 graduate of Houston High School, he spent his life in Texas County except for four years spent in the Marine Corps stationed in Okinawa, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Far East. He married Linda Duncan Feb. 24, 1982. He worked at Fort Leonard Wood for a time before going into construction. He owned and operated Mid-Missouri Rebuilders. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his grandparents, Vincent and Edith Morgan and John O. and Hattie Mae Barton. Surviving are his wife, Linda, of the home at Houston; three children, Carmon Monique, Ivan Paul II 'Pete' and David Wayne Barton of the home; four sisters, Linda Hildebrand of Roby, Sylvia Eavenson of Hartsburg, Brenda Nolker of Lawson and Patricia Jones of Hartville; nine brothers, Utah Smith and Gary, Ronnie, Lonnie, Justin and Vincent Barton of Houston, Larry Barton of Lenox, Alvin Barton of Success and Kevin Barton of Stella, N.C. Services were April 15 at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sheldon Zook officiating. Burial with military rites was in the Antioch Cemetery near Hartshorn.

JAMES EARL
'JIM'
BARTON



20 Dec 1926 - 17 Jun 2011





 
James Earl 'Jim' Barton, also loving called Mr. B, was born in Hartshorn, Missouri, December 20, 1926 to his parents, Charles Monroe Barton and Vena Delpha Crabtree Barton. Jim passed away Friday, June 17, 2011 at his home in St. Peters, Missouri, making his age 84 years.  He grew up in the Hartshorn/Summersville Community where he attended school. On May 3, 1947, he married his beloved wife Merry (Billie) Pendland. They celebrated 56 years together before her death in January, 2004. They were blessed with six children, Doug, Darell, Gary, Anita, Robert, and Denise. He and Billie moved to the St. Peters area shortly after their marriage and he resided there until his death. Jim worked as a carpenter building residential homes for over 40 years. He served in the United States Navy from March 21, 1945 to August 20, 1946.  He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, who enjoyed spending time with his family.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Billie; one son, Darell; his parents, Charley and Vena Barton; four brothers, Virgil, Cecil, Ralph, and Elmer; three sisters, Marie Goetz, Mildred Cook, and Ola Mae Harmon. Jim is survived by his children, Doug Barton and wife, Delores, of St. Charles, Missouri, Gary Barton and wife, Donna, of O’Fallon, Missouri, Anita Smith and husband, Bill, of Salem, Missouri, Robert Barton and Vicki of the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, Denis King and husband, John, of Moscow Mills, Missouri, a daughter-in-law, Shirley Barton, of St. Peters, Missouri, 22 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Jim is also survived by two sisters, Thelma McKee of Summersville, Missouri, June Stark and husband, Elvin, of Ivanhoe, Texas, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Interment with Military Honors followed at Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Online condolences maybe left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
JAMES  'LUFTON'  BARTON
14 Sep 1917 - 21 Jan 1992















 
James 'Lufton' Barton was born
Sept. 14, 1917 to Vada Barton at Delaware Community.  Lufton was raised by his grandparents, Milton and Eva Barton.  He departed this life on Jan. 21, 1992 at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO at the age of 74 years and four months.  Lufton was united in marriage to Gladys Mae Nash on Oct. 16, 1937 at Eminence, MO and to this union four children were born;  Sherry Kay Haeffner of Summersville, MO, Denny Ray Barton of Mustang, OK, Tillie Mae Norton of Nixa, MO and Annabell Faye Stephens of Birch Tree, MO. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; mother; one brother; and one grandson. He is survived by his wife Gladys, of the home; four children; nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and one brother, Willard Strain of St. Louis, MO. Lufton was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Birch Tree, MO.  He entered the Army in 1945 and when discharged he was employed by Hampton Motor Company in Winona, MO.  In 1950, he purchased his own business in Birch Tree, MO where he and Gladys managed a service station, garage, and cafe.  After several years, they closed part of their business and became the Mercury Outboard Motor and Boat dealer in the Shannon County area.  Lufton was famous for his expertise in the repair of outboard motors throughout Shannon County and surrounding counties. He loved his work and he loved hunting and fishing as a pastime. Lufton will be sadly missed by all who loved him and knew him, our loss is Heaven's gain. Funeral services were held Fri, Jan. 24, 1992 at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Birch Tree with Rev. Tommy Barnhart officiating. Interment was in Pine Lawn Cemetery at Winona, MO under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree.

May 'June'
Counts Barton
06 Jun 1920 - 07 Apr 1997



 
May 'June' Counts was born
Jun. 6, 1920 at Shannon Co  MO; died Apr. 7, 1997 at Mountain View Howell Co MO. Daughter of Washington and Lue Nichols Counts. She married Silas Barton Feb. 29, 1940 and had seven children. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and one infant son, Columbus Leroy. She is survived by her husband Silas; six children, Hazel Carter, Jerry Barton, Betty Burrus, David Barton, twins- Judy Davis, and Sudy Baidwin. 13 grand children, 6 great-grandchildren. Burial at Bethany Chapel Cemetery near Eminence Shannon Co MO.
MERRY
 'BILLIE'
PENDLAND BARTON
27 Feb 1928 - 20 Jan 2004















 
Merry 'Billie' Pendland - d
aughter of the late Homer Pendland and Minnie (Sullivan) PENDLAND, was born February 27, 1928 at Hartshorn Shannon Co MO and passed away at St. Peters Manor Care Center in St Peters St Charles Co MO, January 20, 2004, making her age 75 years, 10 months and 24 days. She was united in marriage to James E. BARTON on May 3, 1947, making their union together 56 years. To this union six children were born: Doug, Darell, Gary, Anita, Robert and Denise. She grew up in the Hartshorn area, and after her marriage to Jim moved to the St. Peters, MO area where she resided until her death. She was a devoted wife and mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved doing things for her family. Preceding her in death are her parents, Homer and Minnie; four sisters, Ruby STARK, Grace PERKINS, Mabel BELEW, and Opal NORRIS; two brothers, Arvel PENDLAND and Johnny PENDLAND. Billie is survived by her husband, Jim BARTON, of St. Peters, MO; her children, Doug BARTON and wife Delores of St. Charles, MO, Darell BARTON and wife Shirley of St. Peters, MO, Gary BARTON and wife Donna of O’Fallon, MO, Anita SMITH and husband Bill of Salem, MO, Robert BARTON and wife Vicki of St. Charles, MO, Denise KING and husband John of Moscow Mills, MO; brother Joe BARTON of St. Louis, MO; twenty-two grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Services were held on Saturday, January 24, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Bradford Funeral Chapel in Summersville, MO with Rev. Leland STOOPS officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 77 West Port Plaza, Suite 101, St. Louis, MO, 63146-3111.  Sources for this information: The Summersville Beacon.


Silas Barton
23 Mar 1920 - 10 Dec 2001




 
Silas Barton, born
Mar. 23, 1920 at Reynolds Co MO; died Dec. 10, 2001 at Eminence Shannon Co MO.  Son of T.C. and Julie (Parks) Barton. He was married to June Counts, Feb.19, 1940 and had seven children; Hazel, Jerry, Betty, Columbus, David, Judy and Sudy. Preceding him death were his parents, T.C. and Julie Barton; his wife, June; one infant son. Columbus; five brothers, Lebert, Henry, Sylvester, Eligah, and Lonnie; and two sisters, Martha Smith Barton. Silas is survived by foure daughters and a son, Hazel, Betty, Judy, Sudy, Jerry, and David; fifteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers. Burial at Bethany Chapel Cemetery near Eminence Shannon Co MO.
Tye Paul Barton
Born & died 25 Dec 2004



 

Tye Paul Barton, infant son of Ivan Paul Barton II and Amanda Rae Barton, was born and died Dec. 25, 2004. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ivan Barton. Surviving are his parents of Mountain Grove; two brothers, Jaylen Elijiah and Trenton Curtis of the home; maternal grandparents, Brian and Marianne Cain of Huntington Beach, Calif., Robert and Sandi Bevan of Overland Park, Kan.; paternal grandparents, Linda and J.D. Bays of Roby; and great-grandmother, Shirley Duncan of West Plains. Graveside services were Dec. 28 at the Antioch Cemetery at Hartshorn under the direction of Evans Funeral Home with a message and prayer by Dr. David Barbe.

WALTER EDWARD BARTON

08 May 1925 - 08 Apr 2012




















 

Walter Edward Barton was born May 8, 1925 at Deaware, MO the son of George Barton and Effie (Younger) Barton. He passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012 at NHC in West Plains, MO at the age of 86 years. He was united in marriage to his childhood sweetheart Geraldine Asplin on March 13, 1945 at Salem, AR and to this union three children were born. Walter was preceded in death by his parents George and Effie Barton; one daughter Jeannie Deatherage Curlile; two brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife Geraldine Barton of Mountain View, MO; two sons Walter Edward Barton, Jr. and wife Elaine of Tulsa, OK and Chester A. Barton and wife Sue of Kellyville, OK; four brothers James S. Barton and wife Bev of Jadwin, MO, Floyd Barton and wife Betty of Birch Tree, MO, Glenn Barton and wife Claudette of Excelsior Springs, MO and Clyde Barton and wife Carolyn of Carthage, MO; three sisters Genevieve Patterson of Marmaduke, AR, Edna Caine and husband Everette of Park Hill, MO and Betty Cook and husband Charles of Birch Tree, MO; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. Walter joined United States Army on August 26, 1943 at Jefferson Barracks, MO. He served in the Normandy France and was wounded in France on August 10, 1944. Walter was honorably discharged from the Army on April 25, 1945 at Camp Atterbury, IN. During his time in the Army, he received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, the EAME Ribbon and the Normandy France Battle Star. Walter was an avid fisherman and loved to go fishing when he could. He loved God and was baptized in the Jacks Fork River. Walter enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

VISITATION:  Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 11:00AM - 1:00PM - Duncan Funeral Chapel - Mountain View, MO 

SERVICES:  Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 1:00PM -  Duncan Funeral Chapel - Mountain View, MO

INTERMENT:  Oak Grove Cemetery, Birch Tree, MO

 

 

Bertha May
Huddleston Basham
13 May 1924 - 6 Jul 2010












 
Bertha May Huddleston Basham was born May 13, 1924 at Webb City, MO the daughter of Byrum Huddleston and Verma Marie (Blanchard) Huddleston. She departed this life on July 6, 2010 at Birch Tree Place in Birch Tree, MO at the age of 86 years. She was united in marriage to Jack Basham on September 13, 1938 in Eminence, MO and to this union six children were born. Bertha was preceded in death by her parents Byrum and Verma Huddleston; husband Jack Basham; 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchildren. She is survived by her five sons Jack Basham and wife Carol of Hillsboro, MO, Truman Basham and wife Norma of Glen Allen, MO, Ronald Basham and wife Georgia of Wappapello, MO, Dan Basham and wife Sandy of Winona, MO and Jerry Basham and wife Anna of Winona, MO; one daughter Phyllis Baker of Lebanon, MO; 24 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; many great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Bertha gave her heart and life to Jesus and was baptized many years ago. She retired from Paramount Factory after 16 years of service. Bertha enjoyed quilting, crocheting and embroidering. She loved to sit and read a book for hours. She also loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Friday, July 9, 2010 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Russell Basham and Sonja Vermillion officiating. Interment was in New Eminence Cemetery in Eminence, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes of Winona, MO.

ZANDER LANE BASHAM
01 Jun 2009 - 12 Jun 2009






















 
Zander Lane Basham, b
orn June 1, 2009, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., the son of Zachery Lane Basham and Amber Nicole Smith. He departed this life on June 12, 2009, at the age of 12 days. He was preceded in death by two uncles, Glenn Craig and Jerry Wayne Basham; great-grandparents Ted Craig, Marilyn Craig, Jack Basham and Cub and Beulah Norris. He is survived by his parents, Zachery Basham and Amber Smith of Winona, Mo.; one sister, Whitney Fry of Winona, Mo.; grandparents and great-grandparents Gene and Debbie Conner of Eminence, Mo., Fayetta Martin of Winona, Mo., Truman and Shirley Conner of Eminence, Mo., Ruby Craig of Winona, Mo., Jerry and Anna Basham of Winona, Mo., Sherry Basham of Eminence, Mo. and Bertha Basham of Marble Hill, Mo.; aunts and uncles Nathan Conner of Eminence, Mo., Cortney Conner of Hubert, N.C., Amanda Weber of Salem, Mo., Adam Craig of Derby, Kan., Justin Craig of Derby, Kan., Scott Norris and wife Nora of Crescent City, Calif., Crystal Bizzelli and husband James of Hillsboro, Mo., Cindy Daniels and husband Terry of Mountain View, Mo., Christopher Basham of Tulsa, Okla., Julie Basham Tulsa, Okla., Jeremy Basham of Winona, Mo., and Jason Basham and wife Lacey of Winona, Mo. Graveside services were held Monday, June 15, in New Eminence Cemetery at Eminence, Mo. Arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. - THANK YOU -  There have been so many acts of kindness and love from so many of our friends and church families in the loss of our grandchild, Zander Lane Basham, that we wanted to thank you. The people are too numerous to mention by name, though every act of love is heartfelt by each and everyone of us alike. We love you and thank you for your prayers and support in our time of need. Horner Church for ordering Bibles in memory of Zander Lane Basham; House of Prayer for cards, prayer and love gift; Apostolic Evangelistic Association of Mountain View for prayer and support. All the calls, cards, visits, but most of all, the prayer that I know was holding us up in our time of need. We thank you again and God bless you all. Great Grandmother Bertha Basham, Grandparents Jerry and Anna Basham, Grandmother Sherry Basham, Scott and Norah Norris, Crystal and James Bizelli, Cindy and Terry Daniels, Jeremy Basham, Jason and Lacey Basham (Born 13 Jun 2009, son of Zachary Lane Basham and Amber Smith).  
MARK A. BASHOR
21 Apr 1920 - 08 Jan 2007




















 
Mark A. Bashor, son
of Amos Bashor and Nora Griffith Bashor. He was born in Arroll, Missouri, April 21, 1920. He passed away in Springfield, MO, at the age of 86 years on Jan. 8, 2007 after a long illness. He is preceded in death by his wife, Dolly Lorene MitchellBashor; his parents, Amos and Nora; a son, Lyle Douglas Hollaway; a daughter, Beverly Ann Millender; 3 brothers, Amos, Harvey, and Charley Bashor; a half- brother, Fred Bashor; 3 sisters, Carrie Baird, Ann Myers, and Mrytle Freeman. Mark was a member of Kingsway Freewill Baptist Church in Springfield, MO. He was drafted in the Army in WWII and served from 16 September 1941 through 18 March 1945. He was stationed in Southwest Asiatic Pacific, 41st Inf. Div., better known as the 'Jungleers'. He served and was wounded in the Buna Sanadana operations in New Guinea.  There he earned the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with 2 clusters, the American Defense, and the World War II Medal, Combat Infantry Rifle Medal and Unit Citation. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by 2 sons, Archie Fred and Linda Bashor of Summersville, MO, and Ricky Mark and MeSon Bashor of Seoul, Korea; 2 daughters, Shirley and Bob Ross, and Robin Eagle of Springfield, MO; a brother, Ralph and Jean Bashor of Summersville, MO; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  Mark was a man of few words; he was a good neighbor and enjoyed helping others in anyway possible. He retired after 27 years from General Motors in St. Louis, MO, and lived in Granite City, IL. After retirement, he moved back to Summersville to the family farm where he and Lorene enjoyed their exotic chickens, cattle, and flea marketing. Due to illness, they moved to Springfield in 2001.  Family Services were held on Thursday evening at Kingsway Freewill Baptist Church at 2516 North Park in Springfield from 7 to 8 PM. Visitation was also held in Summersville, Friday evening at Bradford Funeral Home from 5 to 8 PM, with Services held on Saturday January 13 at 2 PM at Midvale Church under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home. Memorial donations are being accepted by Bradford Funeral Home for the Summersville Veterans Memorial Park.  
Ralph Benjamin Bashor



22 Jul 1924 - 14 Jun 2009




























 

Death Notice -

Ralph Bashor, age 84, a life time resident of the Arroll Community, passed away Sunday, June 14 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 19 at 2 PM at Midvale Church. Visitation will be Thursday evening, June 18 at Bradford Funeral Home, Summersville, from 6 to 8 PM.

Obituary -

Son of Amos A. Bashor and Nora Mae 'Griffith' Bashor, was born July 22, 1924 at home in Arroll, Missouri and passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, Sunday, June 14, 2009 making his age 84 years, 10 months, 23 days. Ralph was united in marriage to Wilma Ramahjean Warburton, August 21, 1948. To their union two children were born, a son, Dallaslee Eugene Bashor of Summersville, MO and daughter, Nora Jean Bashor 'Marks' of Augusta, GA. Ralph attended Johns District 99 School of Texas County, Summersville, MO 1st through 8th grade. He earned his high school diploma through the United States Army Air Corps. Ralph was inducted into the Army Air Forces April 19, 1943 and served in World War II from April 26, 1943 through October 23, 1945. Ralph held the rank of Tech/Sgt and was the top gunner and chief engineer on a B-24 Liberator Bomber and flew 45 missions in Italy; there he earned five Bronze Battle Stars, for campaigns in North Appenniens, Po Valley, Rhineland, Central Europe, and Air Combat Balkans. Ralph also earned the following medals, Air Crew Member Wings, Aerial Gunner Wings, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Overseas Medal, Air Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Carbine Rifle and expert Pistol Medals. With honorable discharge, Ralph returned home and took up farming with his brother, Charley. After his elopement with his bride in Hardy, Arkansas, he began a full time milk route in the area. For a short while he was employed at Red Field Iowa Brick Yard. Soon after Ralph began working in the timber industry between Colorado, Utah, and Missouri. Ralph and Jean opened the R & J Mobile Gas Station/General Store in Arroll in 1966. Ralph also drove a Summersville school bus for many years and ran a backhoe and dump truck business. For several years, he worked grading the roads for his local township, then retiring and returned to farming full time. Ralph attended Arroll Church in his younger years and was saved. He was faithful to pray with his wife daily. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Amos A. and Nora Mae; a half-brother, Fred Bashor; four brothers: Amos, Harvey, Charley and Mark Bashor; three sisters: Carrie Baird, Ann Myers, and Myrtle Freeman; three nephews: Clifford Leroy Bashor, Douglass Holloway, Fred Birch; and one niece, Beverly Millender. Ralph is survived by his wife, Jean, of the home; son, Dallaslee of Summersville, MO; daughter, Nora Jean, and husband, Chris Marks, of Augusta, GA,; two grandsons: Ralph Benjamin Bashor and wife, Shawna, and Adam Lee Bashor; one granddaughter, Cari Alaine Marks; two great-grandchildren: Collin Andrew Bashor and Patricia Jade Bashor; three nephews: Lawrence Birch of California, Archie Fred Bashor of Summersville and Ricky Bashor of Seoul, Korea; two nieces: Shirley Ross and Robin Eagle, both of Springfield, MO. Ralph will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His caring personality, warm heart and selflessness generosity created countless memories for all those who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Friday, June 19, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Midvale Church with Rev. Emmett Bradford and Rev. Pat Cronk officiating. Interment was in Arroll Cemetery with full military honors, under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. 


Pansy Ora
Partney Bauer
28 Oct 1911 - 28 Apr 2009











 
Pansy Ora Partney Bauer - Age 97, Mountain View MO - Born Oct. 28, 1911, near Mountain View MO, to Edward and Ollie Holden Partney.  She departed this life at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at Mountain View Health Care, Mountain View MO  On July 28, 1929, she was united in marriage to Guy Tranbarger and to this union four children were born. On March 17, 1957, she was married at Pomona MO, to William Henry Bill Bauer who preceded her in death on June 9, 1991.  Mrs. Bauer worked for Angelica from 1948 until her retirement and also worked on her dairy farm for many years.  Pansy loved life and everything about it.  She spent her life working hard, gardening and loving her family.  Her children and grandchildren were the light of her life. She was loved by many and will be sadly missed. She is survived by four children, Lilburn Tranbarger, wife, Joyce, John Tranbarger, wife, LaDonna, Orval Tranbarger, wife, Debbie, all of Mountain View MO, and Dixie Samuelson, husband, Larry, Burton, Mich.; 19 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 28 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Alice Schwien, Mountain View MO; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Her parents, husbands and two brothers precede her in death. Funeral services were Saturday, May 2, 2009, at the Rose Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial was at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Lois Mae
Hatton Baugh
10 Aug 1909 - 23 Jan 1992







 
Lois Mae Hatton was born
August 10, 1909 in Moulten, Iowa the daughter of Frank and Minnie Hatton and departed this life on January 23, 1992 at her home in Birch Tree. Lois attended Birch Tree High School, graduating in 1927. She then married Roy E Baugh on July 2, 1933 at Birch Tree, Mo. and to this union four children were born. She was preceded in death by he parents; one daughter, Edith Rae Baugh; two brothers, Austin and Everett Hatton; two sisters, Jenny Hatton and Belle Burk. She is survived by her husband, Roy, of the home; three sons, Eugene Baugh of Springhill, Florida; Billie Baugh of Birch Tree, Mo; one brother, Frank C Hatton of Republic, Mo; eight grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren. Lois was a member of the Baptist Church at Birch Tree and had worked with youth groups in the church for a number of years. Funeral services were held Saturday January 25, 1992 at 1 pm at the First Baptist Church in Birch Tree with Rev. Tommy Barnhart officiating. Interment was in Berea Mennonite Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree.


Roy Eugene Baugh



02 Mar 1908 - 30 Aug 1994


 
Roy Eugene Baugh d
eparted this life on August 30, 1994 at Springfield, Mo. at the age of 86. He was born March 2, 1908 at Birch Tree, Mo., the son of John Robert and Emma Alice Morrell. He was united in marriage to Lois Mae Hatton at Birch Tree on July 2, 1932. To this union four children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lois, on January 23, 1992; one daughter, Edith Rae; two brothers; Orville and Johnnie; and five sisters, Fern Baugh, Jessie Nellis, Nora Daffer, Edith Liggett and Ruby Phelps. He is survived by three sons, Eugene Baugh of Springhill, Fl., Billie Baugh of Sturgeon, Mo., and Roy L. Baugh of Birch Tree; one brother, Neville Baugh of Waldon, Co; two sisters, Velma Keffer of San Diego, Ca, and Mildred Allen of Bronson Ks; one brother-in-law, Frank Carwin Hatton of Republic, Mo; one sister-in-law, Mae Hutton of Mountain View, Mo, eight grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren. Roy spent his life in Birch Tree, and was born on the farm where his son Roy now lives. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Birch Tree. Funeral services were held September 2, 1994, at the First Baptist Church in Birch Tree, with the Rev. Tommy G. Barnhart and Rev. Keith Vawter officiating. Interment was in the Berea Mennonite Cemetery.


Vada Imogene 'Imo'
WASHBURN
Yardley Bauman

13 Sep 1909 - 29 Dec 2008




















 
Vada Imogene Washburn - d
aughter of the late Arthur and Elizabeth (Garrett) Washburn was born September 13, 1909 in Winona, Missouri and departed this life December 29, 2008 in Mountain View, Missouri. She had attained the age of ninety-nine years, three months and sixteen days. She was known as Imo by all her family and friends and lived most of her life in the Fremont, Missouri area. During World War II she worked in St. Louis making airplane parts and after returning to this area she took a job with the United States Forest Service. Imo was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Winona, Mo. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting and quilting. On October 6, 1928 she was united in marriage to Ezra Cranston Yardley in Van Buren, MO. To this union three children were born. Mr. Yardley preceded her in death on November 8, 1982. She was also preceded in death by one son, Dorris Yardley; four brothers, Omer, Earl, Vernon and Cecil Washburn; four sisters, Diamond, Gladys, Juanita and Geneva; one grandson, Tim Yardley and one son-in-law, Ray Jones. She later married Frank Bauman. He also preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Gene Yardley and his wife Martha, of Tulsa, Ok.; one daughter, Geraldine Jones of Mountain View; one brother, Bill Washburn of Central City, KY; and one sister, Loneatta Neal of Roseburg, OR; nine grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; eighteen great-great-grandchildren; step children, Frances Bauman of St. Marys, Sister Mary Luke of St. Louis, Margaret Ritter of Perryville, Hilda Kranzle and Stella Meuller both of St. Genevieve and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends who mourn her passing. Visitation: 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2008 in the McSpadden Funeral Home in Van Buren, MO. Funeral: 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 31, 2008 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Darrell Derryberry of Winona, Mo officiating. Burial: Freeman Cemetery in Fremont, MO. Pallbearers: Billy Jones, Norman Washburn, Donnie Washburn, Dennis Yardley, Jeff Yardley. Music: Berry Sisters.  ~  Thank You ~ Words can't express our feelings for the love and prayers for our family at this time of sorrow. Thank you to Reverend Derryberry, Reverend Smith, the musicians, all of the phone calls and visits, the flowers, the wonderful meal prepared by the Church of God at Winona and especially the prayers. Also, The Mountain View Healthcare and McSpadden Funeral Home for their great services. ~ The Family of 'Imo' Yardley Bauman
GEORGIA FAY HUNT BAY

17 Nov 1943 - 25 Jun 2011











 

Georgia Faye Hunt was born November 17, 1943, in Midridge, MO, to Charles M. Hunt and Helen B. (Ferguson) Hunt Thompson. She departed this life June 25, 2011 at the age of 67 years, 7 months, and 8 days. Georgia was preceded in death by her parents, Charles M. Hunt and Helen B. (Hunt) Thompson; three brothers Clifford W. Hunt, Robert M. Hunt and Billie G. Hunt; two sisters, Shelby M. (Hunt) Bray and Barbara G. Rosson; and one nephew, Charles E. Hunt. She is survived by her daughter, Curtissa J. Shedd and husband, Dennis, of West Eminence, MO; two grandsons, Richard J. Ralston of Sedalia, MO and David L. Ralston of Forsyth, MO; four step-grandchildren, Brenna Shedd, Deborah Summer, Beau McFall and Chris Jones; one great grandson, Kyle J. Ralston, numerous other step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Georgia lived in the Eminence area until 1958 when the family moved to Union, MO, where she graduated from high school and began her adult life. She lived in Birch Tree, MO for about 35 years intermittently. She worked as a plumber and for General Motors in Texas, raised a daughter, helped her brothers and sisters in the time of need until they departed this world. Georgia had accepted Jesus Christ as her savior and was at peace. She will be sadly missed by all her friends and family. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 30, 2011 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO with Rev. Sam Upton officiating. Interment was in New Eminence Cemetery in Eminence, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes. ~ Summersville Beacon July 5, 2011 
 
Jerri MILLER LEE Bay
30 Dec 1956 - 09 Apr 2007












 
Jerri Miller was born
December 30, 1956 at Mountain View, MO, the daughter of Fred Lonzo and Alta Mae Bradley Miller, and departed this life on April 9, 2007 at her home at the age of 50 years. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Mountain View, MO, and worked as a waitress at Ron’s Family Restaurant. She completed 12 years of education. Jerri was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Harry Miller; and one sister, Ellen Ford. She is survived by her two children, Jason Miller and Brandi Lee, both of Mountain View, MO; six grandchildren, Jaden and Myla Patterson, Jackson Gage Miller, Trenton Vance, Alysyn and Madisyn Tune; seven brothers, Cecil, James and Kenny Miller, all of Mountain View, MO; Harold (Sonny) Miller of St. Louis, MO; Freddie Miller of Harriet, AR; Bill Miller of Willow Springs, MO and Larry Miller of Peace Valley, MO; nine sisters, Lois Taylor, Jody Moore, Ruthie Nicholson, and Susie Grooms, all of Mountain View, MO; Virginia Montgomery and Evelyn Finley both, of Wichita, KS; Shirley Holliman and Ada Holliman, both of Harriet, AR; and Darlene Sullivan of Lee Summit, MO. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 12, 2007 at the Assembly of God Church at Mountain View, MO with the Rev.’s Bill Miller, Bert Montgomery, Rick Plumlee and Ross Marshall officiating. Interment was in Chapel Hill Cemetery at Mountain View, MO under the direction of Yarber Mortuary of Mountain View. NOTE: Jerri was the former wife of Michael Eugene 'Gene' Lee of Winona.
Sherry Ann Bay
15 Jan 1967 - 10 Jun 2008












 
Sherry Ann Bay was born
January 15, 1967 at West Plains, MO the daughter of Donald Bay and Shirley (Williams) Bay. She passed away June 10, 2008 at Shannon County, MO at the age of 41 years. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Robert and Bessie Bay and Morgan and Lavina Williams. She is survived by her parents Don and Shirley Bay of Mountain View, MO; three brothers Randy Bay of Mountain View, MO; Terry Bay and wife Kimberly of Mountain View, MO; Jason Bay and wife Elizabeth of Mountain View, MO; and one sister Heather Bay of Mountain View, MO: thirteen nieces and nephews Justin Bay, Brandon Bay, Amanda Bay, Bradly Bay, Brenton Bay, Brendon Bay, Zachary Bay, Tiffany Bay, Hannah Bay, Hunter Bay, Cody Miller, Tiffany Miller, and Ashley Miller; four great nieces and nephews Quentin Smith, Madison Bay, Broc Bay, Korie Lind; her special friend Paris Remlinger; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. Sherry loved to do crafts and collect rocks. Although Sherry didn't complete cosmetology school, she loved cutting hair and was very good at it. Sherry enjoyed witnessing about the Lord. She loved to sing, and just enjoyed having fun. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral Services were held Saturday, June 14, 2008 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View with Rev. Bill Miller and Rev. Ross Marshall officiating. Interment was in Chapel Hill Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View, MO.
VIRGIL JOHN HARRISON
'SHORTY'
BAY



29 Dec 1924 - 30 Aug 2012
 

 

 

 

Virgil John Harrison "Shorty" Bay, 87, of Springfield, Missouri, and formerly of Birch Tree, Missouri, died Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. He was born on December 29, 1924 in Oregon County, Missouri, the son of Lord Edmond and Mary (Snider) Bay. Shorty was united in marriage to Sylvia Pierce on August 24, 1946. To this union, four children were born, Johnny Leon, Raymond Paul, Elizabeth Ann, and Ella Marie. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sylvia; children, Johnny, Paul and Liz; four brothers; and three sisters. Survivors include one daughter, Ella Miller and husband, Hershel, of Alton, Missouri; four sisters, Kay Walker of Springfield, MO, Joann Calvin of Nixa, MO, Louise Cline of Carthage, MO, and Mae Barnes of Independence, MO; seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. In his younger years, Shorty worked in the timber. He enjoyed the outdoors and gardening. Shorty was an avid hunter and enjoyed many hunting trips out West. He loved baseball and was a Cardinal fan. He also loved animal and kids. He cherished time spent with his family.

Visitation: Saturday September 1, 2012, 12:00 Noon - 1:30 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary

Graveside Services: Saturday September 1, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Cemetery, Oregon Co MO

 

Melba Dian
Wiseman Beasock

09 Jun 1947 - 05 Jun 2008

















 
Melba Dian Wiseman was born
June 9, 1947 in Farmington, St Francois Co MO, the daughter of Raymond Riley Wiseman and Melba Lee (McCabe) Wiseman. She passed away June 5, 2008 in Anaheim, CA at the age of 60 years. Dian was preceded in death by her parents Raymond R. Wiseman and her cherished mother Melba Lee (McCabe) Fuller; her brother-in-law Larry Johnson; and her niece Sherry Wiseman.  Dian is survived by her five children John D. Williams of Marina, CA; Shannon L. Beasock and fiancé Kevin L. Rosen of Riverside, CA; David A. Beasock of Murray, UT; Grace D. Ariss and husband Eddie A. Ariss, M.D. of Madeira Beach, FL; and Michael A. Beasock and wife Cheryl Beasock of Alvin, TX; ten grandchildren Shane M. Forrester of Riverside, CA; Jessica Williams of Covina, CA; Brittney Williams of Covina, CA; Jayde M. Beasock of Alvin, TX; Michael C. Beasock of Alvin, TX; Karmin R. Beasock of Alvin Texas; Anthony E. Ariss of Madeira Beach, FL; Ryan H. Rosen of Riverside, CA: Christian A. Ariss of Madeira Beach, FL; and Regan E. Rosen of Riverside, CA: six brothers and sisters Mary K. Roth of Poplar Bluff, MO; Thomas Wiseman and wife Laura Wiseman of Temple, TX; James Wiseman and wife Dorothy of Wichita, KS; Judy E. Johnson of Hesperia, CA; Richard G. Wiseman of Anaheim, CA: and Sandra Salibury of Idlewild, CA; and a host of other family and friends. Dian had many talents including needlepoint, embroidery, crocheting, and sewing. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and most recently, water color painting. Dian was an avid bowler in her earlier years. She was small but mighty. Dian was a woman who was not afraid of a wrench. She was a wonderful mother. Dian was a beloved sister who always thought of her siblings first. She didn't have much, but she would share whatever she had with you. Dian will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.  Memorial Services were held Saturday, June 14, 2008 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Hank Foster officiating. Interment was in Horner Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona, MO.
Shirley Ann Vermillion
Lay Struckoff Beard




13 Jul 1949 - 12 Aug 2014



4th grade











  Shirley Ann Beard was born July 13, 1949 in Popular Bluff, MO, one of the three children of Charles Elvie Vermillion and Addie Ruth (Brawley) Vermillion. She left this life to be with the Lord in heaven on August 12, 2014 at the Missouri University Rehabilitation Center in Mount Vernon, MO at the age of 65 years. In 1968 she was united in marriage to James L. Lay II, in St. Louis, MO and to this union one son Billy S. Lay was born. In 1972, Shirley was united in marriage to Robert Lee Struckhoff in Troy, IL and to this union one son Jason Shane Struckhoff was born. Shirley later married Danny Beard in Pocahontas, IL. Shirley was preceded in death by her father Charles Elvie Vermillion, one brother Steve Allen Vermillion and one sister Charlotte Vermillion. She is survived by two sons Billy Shane Lay and wife Theresa of West Plains, MO and Jason Shane Struckhoff of Troy, IL; her mother Ruth Vermillion of Winona, MO; six grandchildren Billy Lay, II of Winona, MO, Brian Lay and wife Ashley of Winona, MO, Shana Lay of Winona, MO, Kiersten Little of West Plains, MO, Xander Lay of West Plains, MO and Jack Struckhoff of Troy, IL; three great grandchildren Harper Lay, Bristol Lay, and Carson Voorhies and a host of other family and friends. Shirley attended school in Winona, MO, Walden, CO, and St. Louis, MO. Shirley operated a babysitting service, and later owned and operated Beard’s Elevator Tavern in Troy, IL. She also worked as a waitress at the Standard Truck Stop in Troy, IL. Shirley moved to Millersburg, IL where she owned and operated Millersburg Gas and Grocery. She lived in Troy and Millersburg, IL for many years before returning to Winona, MO in 2000. After returning to Winona, Shirley worked as waitress at Buck-n-Billy’s in Winona and later worked with her son Billy Lay at his bar Banjo Bill’s. Shirley enjoyed golfing, and being in the outdoors riding horses or 4-wheelers. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Las Vegas and Tunica. Shirley loved dancing, and she was known for her sense of humor and orneriness. She loved being around her friends and family. Shirley was a wonderful mother, and grandmother. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation August 16, 2014, 06:00PM - 08:00PM, Duncan Funeral Home - Winona

Funeral August 17, 2014, 2:00 PM

Burial Duncan Funeral Home - Winona

Homer Clifford Beazley



10 Oct 1963 - 04 Jul 2010

 

 

Homer Clifford Beazley was born October 10, 1963 at Tyler, TX the son of Howard Clifford Beazley and Effie Lois (Harsh) Beazley. He passed away July 4, 2010 at Mountain View, MO at the age of 46 years. He was preceded in death by his father Howard Clifford Beazley. Homer is survived by his mother Effie Schulz and husband Wayne of Summersville, MO; four sons Bryan Beazley and wife Wendy of Ozark, MO, Sean Beazley and wife Kiaya of Nixa, MO, Corey Beazley of Mountain View, MO and Tyler Beazley of Mountain View, MO; two brothers Herb Beazley of Springfield, MO and Tony Schulz of Springfield, MO; five sisters Melonie Bradshaw and husband Kevin of Summersville, MO, Susie Harsh of Springfield, MO, Pricilla Bradshaw and husband Tim of Summersville, MO, Gale Dischner and husband Michael of Springfield, MO and Beverly Bossi and husband Brent of Nixa, MO; 3 grandchildren Ayden Butler, Payton Wells and Brady Wells; and many other family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 11, 2010 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, MO with Dave McVicker officiating. Interment was in Oakside Cemetery in Summersville, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes of Mountain View, MO.

 

Mary Elizabeth
 Thomas Beck

29 Oct 1911 - 29 Sep 2006






















 
Mary Elizabeth Thomas was born
October 29, 1911, at Doniphan, Missouri, the second daughter of Benjamin Daniel and Eliza Ellen (Orchard) Thomas. Her siblings were Vivian, Ruth and Bert. Mary passed away September 29, 2006, at the Kabul Nursing Home in Cabool, MO, making her age 94 years and 11 months. She attended Pig Ankle Sylvan School, in Pig Ankle, MO, near Naylor, MO, where she met her future husband, Walter. Mary was united in marriage to Walter Elders at Doniphan, MO in 1925. To this union one son, Lewis H. Elders was born. She later married Victor Beck. Mary and Victor owned and operated a large grocery store in Hammond, Indiana, for 25 or 30 years before retiring, and moving to Florida. They returned to MO around 1974 to be closer to family. Mary was a excellent seamstress and sewed for the public while in Florida, even in the nursing home for some of the residents before her health failed, and she couldn't. Her passion was quilting. She loved choosing and putting colors together to create beautiful hand pieced quilt tops which she enjoyed giving to family and friends. She also took special orders and sold quilts to others. Mary accepted Christ as her savior and was baptized in 1926. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Cabool, MO, at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, her husbands, Walter Elders and Victor Beck, her son, Lewis H. Elders, and granddaughter Elizabeth Dilday; a son Timothy Elders, and a great granddaughter, Hannah Elders. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Mildred Elders, Summersville, MO; granddaughter, Susan Cusley, and special friend Frank, of Gary, Indiana: grandson, James Elders and wife, Ivy, of Hennessey Oklahoma; grandson-in-law, Jerry Dilday, of Mount Prospect, Illinois; great grandchildren, Jeremy Elders of Aurora, Illinois, Brian Cushley of Medinah, Indiana; Michelle Dilday and Cody Dilday of Mount Prospect, Illinois; Jamie Gasser and husband, David, of Dexter, MO; Jenebe Elders of Hennessey, Oklahoma; Timothy I. Elders and Benjamin Elders of Gary, Indiana; four great great grandchildren; nieces, Alice Miller of Arkansas, and Grace Thomas, and Gina Payne of Puxico, MO; and other family members. Mary was a dear, sweet, lady, and will sadly missed by her family and friends. Services were held Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at 10:00 AM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Tommy Boyd officiating. Interment was in the family section at Summersville City Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Teresa Lynn 'Terri'
Fox Beck

13 Jun 1955 - 07 Sep 2009













 
Teresa Lynn Fox was born
June 13, 1955 at St. Louis, MO the daughter of Dalton Donald Fox and Jerry Anne (Reed) Fox. She departed this life on September 7, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, MO at the age of 54 years. Terri was united in marriage to Bruce Larkin in 1974 and to this union one son was born Brent Larkin. She was later united to Dennis Huff and to this union was born one son Jeired Nathan Huff and one daughter Rachel Denise Huff. Terri was preceded in death by her father Dalton Fox when she was three years old. Her mother later married Elmer Black who raised her from the time she was six years old. Elmer preceded her in death in the late 1980's. Her mother Jerry Black preceded her in death in 2007. Terri is survived by her sons Brent Larkin of Washington State and Jeired Huff of Poplar Bluff, MO; one daughter Rachel Huff of Fremont, MO; one granddaughter Alixandrea Andress; one brother John 'Clint' Black of Van Buren, MO; and a host of family and friends. Terri spent her childhood in Fremont, MO and Uravan, CO. She graduated High School from Van Buren, MO in 1973 and later graduated from Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff. She later worked for Missouri Employers Mutual at the State Department. Terri enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved hunting, backroading and listening to music. Terri especially loved spending time with her only grandchild Allie, who was truly a ray of sunshine in her life. Graveside Services were held Friday, September 11, 2009 at Freeman Cemetery at Fremont, MO with Rev. Garry Reagan officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.
THOMAS M. 'TOM' BECKER
25 Jul 1918 - 04 Sep 1988




 
Thomas M. Becker, of Winona,
passed away on Sunday, Sept. 4, 1988, dear husband of Louise E.  Becker (nee Walrond), (29 Nov 1905 - 13 Jun 1992) dear father of Judy Carston and Jim Becker, dear father-in-law of Mike Carston and Ruth Ann Becker, dear grandfather, great-grandfather, brother of Leah Davis, Mary Jane Enterman and the late John Becker, our dear uncle. No visitation or service.  Mr. Becker was a member of Tuscan Lodge #360 A.F. & A.M., Royal Patron of Queen Wilhelmina Ct., #9, Order of the Amaranth and Ass't. Patron of Magnolia Chapter #56 O.E.S. of Birch Tree, MO.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to charity of your choice appreciated. Kriegshauser West Service.
LINDA SUE SCONCE BELAND
Nov. 16, 1960 - May 23, 2010






 

Linda Sue Sconce Bleand - age 49, Bonaire, GA, joined the Lord on May 23, 2010 at a local hospital. A Memorial Gathering will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside interment will be held in Eminence, MO at a later date. Linda was born November 13, 1960 in Rolla, MO to Barbara Mabrey Sconce and Duane Sconce. She married David Beland February 18, 1994 in Saint Charles, MO. Linda was baptized in 1975 at O'Fallon, MO Baptist Church. One of her proudest accomplishments in life was graduation from Eastern Missouri Police Academy in Montgomery City, MO. Survivors include her husband, two daughters Nicole and Jennifer Beland, her parents, four grandchildren, numerous relatives and many, many friends. Linda was cremated and part of her ashes are buried at her sister, Sandra Kay Sconce's, grave. ~ Lanita Sconce Smith

VIRGIE LEE
SMITH BELBACK



07 Sep 1924 - 20 Apr 2010
 
Virgie Lee Belback, the daughter of Jack Smith and Artie Bell (Gale) Smith was born September 7, 1924 at Hartshorn, Missouri and passed away at the Houston House in Houston, Missouri, Tuesday evening, April 20, 2010 making her age 85 years, 7 month and 13 days. Virgie was united in marriage to Maeland Belback. Virgie was blessed with three daughters, Treva, Vada, and Judy. While living in Hartshorn, she attended the Hartshorn Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed gardening, growing and tending flowers, and doing puzzle books. Virgie was a devoted family person, taking care of her parents, and she was always ready to baby sit grandchildren, nieces, and nephews when ever needed. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Artie Smith; husband Maeland Belback; 5 brothers, Carl, Henry (Johnie), Norman, Charlie, Arvel;4 sisters, Goldie Beck, Laura Dewitt, Susie Stark, Myretha Morgan. Virgie is survived by her three daughters and families; Treva Stark of Birch Tree, MO; Vada Stark and husband David of Birch Tree, MO and Judy Gale of Raymondville, MO; 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren. Virgie is also survived by two sisters, Christa Cook of Hartshorn, MO and Freda Ark and husband Walter of Ellington, MO; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members. Funeral Services: Friday, April 23, 2010 at 1:00 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Arvel Schweighauser officiaitng. Visitation: Friday April 23, from 11:30 until service time at 1:00 PM. Interment in Antioch Cemetery in Hartshorn; under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Louis Archie Belew
15 Dec 1890 -- 04 Jul 1966






















 


Louis Archie Belew, son
of William and Julia Belew, was born December 15, 1890, at Summersville, Mo.  and departed this life July 4, 1966, at the Memorial Hospital in Mountain View, Mo. making his age at the time of death 75 years, 5 months, and 19 days. He was united in marriage to Bertha Knowlin on November 2, 1919, and to this union five children were born.  He was preceded in death by his father and mother, one sister and two children, Paul and Pauline. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Bertha; three daughters and son-in-laws, Edna and Lewis Shugard, of Morton, Ill, Berdina and Harold Finley, of Morton, Ill, and Bernice and Paul Westall, of Elmwood, Ill. Five grandchildren, Charlotte and Don Heck, Kay and Brenda Finley, Debbie and Dennis Westall, of Illinois; 6 brothers and 2 sisters, Albert, Ed, and John, all of Summersville, Harrison, of Halispel, Mont., Julus, of Norfork, Nebraska, George of Hartshorn,  Eura Wilcox, of Hartshorn and Grace Lambeth, Licking, Mo.; two half Sisters, Ethyl Smith and Pearl Neagles of Summersville; two half brothers, Roy, of Goodland, Kan,, and Jesse of Summersville; 1 stepbrother, Ira Young of Summersville; and a host of relatives and friends whom he cherished very much.  He was a veteran of World War I. He was converted 35 years ago, and has sought to please his lord these many years. 'Daddy, we are going to miss you among us very much, but we know our loss is Heaven's gain, and that you are rejoicing in the presence of the Angels of Heaven.  We are trusting we will all be present at the great reunion in Heaven.' Burial was in the Arroll Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home. ~ Summersville Beacon, 12 August 1966.  ~  CRASH FATAL FOR ARROLL MAN - A 75-year-old resident of Arroll,  Archie Louis Belew, died Monday of injuries received Saturday in an auto accident at the junction of Highway 60 and Howell County Y in Mountain View. Three persons were hurt in the crash which claimed the life of Mr. Belew.  Taken to St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View were the victim's wife, Berta Helen, 77, who suffered shoulder bruises; Winfield Lee Marshall, 59, Ashland, Ky., who received left arm bruises, and his wife, Faye, 55, treated for a left hand laceration and forehead bruises. Patrol Sgt. J. B. Busch said Mr. Belew was northbound when he failed to stop at the Junction with U.S. 60 and pulled into the path of a 1965 Buick driven east by Marshall. The accident occurred at 11 a. m. Saturday, and Belew succumbed at 10:55 a. m. Monday in the Mountain View Hospital.  His body was taken to the Duncan Funeral Home in Mountain View. ~ Summersville Beacon, 8 July 1966, page 1. [Burial at Arroll Cemetery]
Wave Audrey
Light Belew
17 Jun 1919 - 09 May 2007










 
Wave Audrey Light, daughter
of Charles Edward Light and Nona Floral Pitts Light was born June 17, 1919 in Summersville, Missouri. Wave passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, Missouri, May 9, 2007 making her age 87 years, 10 months and 22 days. Wave was joined in marriage to Lloyd Ralph Belew, February 14, 1939 at Houston, Missouri. To this union one daughter, Marilyn was born. Wave worked on the farm with Lloyd for many years. She also worked at Brown Shoe Company and finally retired from Angelica Uniform Company in Summersville. Wave loved working in her garden raising vegetables, and spending time in her flower gardens. Many warm afternoons were spent sitting on her porch watching her blue birds, doves, hummingbirds and talking on the phone to her friends. Wave is preceded in death by her husband Lloyd, her father and mother, Charles and Nona Light, one sister Mabel Shafer, and son-in-law Dean Stark. She is survived by her daughter Marilyn Lampone and husband Steve of Hartshorn, Missouri, one grandson Steven Stark of Summersville, Missouri, two step-grandchildren, Steven and Stacy Lampone of Lakeland, Florida, two step great grandchildren, Marjie Lampone and Pheonix Lampone of Lakeland, Florida. Wave is also survived by many friends. Services were held Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 1:00 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Interment was in Riley Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home.

BEULAH BRAWLEY BELL

Oct. 23, 1921 - Jun. 17, 2014




















  Beulah (Brawley) Bell, 92, resident of Tonkawa passed from this life on June 17, 2014 at the Blackwell Regional Hospital. Beulah was born in Oregon County, Missouri on October 23, 1921 to Arvil and Elsa (Stotler) Brawley.
Beulah attended country school in Alton, MO and her family moved to Blackwell in 1928. On September 13, 1940, Beulah married Charles D. Bell, Sr. in Pawnee, Oklahoma. Their early years of marriage were spent in Blackwell, Oklahoma and Charles worked for the Blackwell Zinc Company. In 1949, they purchased a farm west of Tonkawa and moved their family there. Charles continued to work for the Blackwell Zinc Company until his retirement in 1973, retiring due to ill health. Beulah was a housewife and mother to Norma, Phyllis, Phillip and Donnie. In October of 1973 they lost their home to a flood, and moved into Tonkawa. Beulah was a past member of the Eastern Star in Tonkawa, and after the death of her husband, she began going to the Tonkawa Nutrition Center where she volunteered to help serve meals and made many lasting friendships. She attended the Church of Christ in Tonkawa. She was known to be a great cook and served some wonderful meals to her family and to friends. Beulah is survived by her children, Norma Buffalow and her husband, Don of Tonkawa, OK, Phyllis K. Smith and her husband, Phil of Krebs, OK, Phillip R. Bell and his wife, Clarice of Tulsa, OK; a brother, Herbert Brawley of Rockhall, MD; six grandsons, Mark VanBlaricom of Canadian, OK, Dale VanBlaricom of Krebs, OK, David VanBlaricom of Panama City, FL, Daniel Smith of Wichita, KS, Terry Bell and Phillip Bell, Jr. of California; and many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her husband, Charles in 1998; her youngest son Charles Donald Bell, Jr, in 1964; her parents; a sister, Eula Bettis of Alton, MO; and a brother, Hubert Brawley of MO. Funeral services will be Friday, June 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Glen Cope officiating. Interment will follow in the Tonkawa I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home, Tonkawa, OK. Memorials may be sent to Patient Services, Inc at P.O. Box 5930, Midlothian, VA 23112, in her memory, or to the Wheatheart Nutrition Center, Tonkawa, OK.


CAROL SUE
RIGHTNOWAR BELL


16 Nov 1955 - 23 Nov 2009

 

 

Carol Sue Rightnowar Bell, the daughter of Gerald Gordon and Rhoda Faye Sullivan Rightnowar, was born at St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, Missouri, November 16, 1955 and passed away near her home Tuesday, November 23, 2009, making her age 54 years and 8 days. Carol was united in marriage to Daryl Dewayne Bell, November 24, 1979. To their union two children were born, Bradley Gordon and Emily Susan. Carol became a Christian early in life and attended Fundamental Bible Baptist Church for several years. Carol enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, and 4-wheeling with her husband Daryl, shopping with her daughters, but most of all, being with her granddaughters. She is preceded in death by one sister, Marilyn Rightnowar, one infant brother and father-in-law, Charles Bell. Carol is survived by her husband, Daryl, of the home; son, Brad and wife, Becky; daughter, Emily and husband, Rob; three granddaughters, Kaylea, Audrey, and Allisyn; her father, Gerald, and mother, Rhoda, all of the Summersville area; one brother, Arnold, Willow Springs, Missouri; her mother-in-law, Ruby Bell, Summersville, MO; and a host of in-laws, nieces and nephews. Services were held Saturday, November 28, 2009 at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Chester Webster officiating. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

 

CHARLES EDMOND BELL
18 Mar 1931 - 10 Feb 2007













 
Charles Edmond Bell, son
of Emmett B. BELL and Eva (PITTS) BELL, was born March 18, 1931 at Summersville, MO and left this earthly home and went to be in his heavenly home, Saturday, February 10, 2007 at the age of 75 years. Charles was united in marriage to Ruby Lea WILLIAMS, June 1, 1952, making their union together 54 years. They were blessed with eight children, Randy C., Daryl D., Mike A, Brenda S., Lisa L., Karen A., and a baby boy and baby girl deceased at birth. Charles was a member of the Faith Baptist Church, in Summersville, MO. He worked at many jobs. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his family. He was always good for a story, especially a 'tall tale'. Preceding Charles in death are his parents, Emmett and Eva BELL, a baby boy and baby daughter, two brothers, Norman and Robert Lee BELL. Surviving are his wife Ruby Lea (WILLIAMS) BELL of the home, Randy C. BELL and wife Marilyn of Monett, MO; Daryl D. BELL and wife Carol of Summersville, MO; Mike A. BELL and wife Laura of Summersville, MO; Brenda BELL of Houston, MO; Lisa ARMSTRONG and husband of Summersville, MO; Karen HOLLOWAY and husband Ronnie of Winona, MO; 2 sisters, Bonnie SMITH and Evelyn GRUBEN, both of Summersville, MO; 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at 1 PM at Faith Baptist Church in Summersville with Rev. Hubert NEWMAN and Rev. Rick SPACEK officiating. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home. 
FREIDA LORENE
WARREN BELL
06 Apr 1919 - 29 Apr 1996










 
Freida Lorene Warren was born
April 6, 1919 at Timber, MO, the daughter of Walter and Alice Warren, and departed this life April 29, 1996 at her home in Pacific, MO at the age of 77 years.  She was united in marriage to William 'Doll' Bell Sept. 28, 1935 and to this union three children were born.  Those preceding her in death:  her husband William Bell, her parents Walter and Alice Warren; four brothers:  Laurel, Calvin, Amos, and Lindell Warren; four sisters:  Thela Vale, Audrey, Bernetta and Wanda Warren.  She leaves to mourn her passing one son, Lee Bell and wife Marie of St. Louis, MO;  two daughters:  Deloris White and husband Elmo of St. Louis, MO, Merileen Allen and husband Charlie of Pacific, MO; three grandsons:  David and Darrell White, both of St. Louis, MO, and Michael Gilliland of Pacific, MO; four great-grandchildren:  Laura White of Atlanta, Ga., Kelli, David, and Sean Gilliland of Pacific, MO; two sisters:  Hazel Hare of St. Louis, MO; Dorothy Lyerla of Dillmer, Mo; two brothers:  Ansel Warren of Chickasha , Oklahoma, and Funston 'Spud' Warren of Fenton, MO; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and a dear old friend Maggie Camden of Boss, MO who will miss her deeply. Funeral was at 2:00 pm May 2 at Bell Funeral Home, Pacific, MO.  She was laid to rest beside her husband at Anaconda Cemetery in St. Clair, MO under the direction of Bell Funeral home with Rev. William Briggs officiating. 
Natasha Nicole 
Bell- Holloway
08 Nov 1985 - 14 Apr 2007


















 
Nathasha Nicole Bell-Holloway was born
November 8, 1985 at Mountain View, MO, the daughter of Ronnie and Karen Bell Holloway. She passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at the age of 21 years, 5 months, and 6 days. Natasha graduated from Winona High School in 2004. At the time of her death, she was a Junior at Southwest Baptist University in Mountain View, MO majoring in Elementary Education. Natasha was gifted with an over abundance of patience and a great love for small children. Natasha was a member of the House of Prayer Church in Winona, MO, where she was very active in teaching Sunday school and Youth classes. Natasha always had a smile on her face and arms opened for a hug. She loved her family and her pets, especially her dog, Max. She was always willing to help anyone she came in contact with. Natasha was preceded in death by her grandfather, Charles Bell on February 10, 2007, and her great grandfather, George Brewer. Natasha is survived by her parents, Ronnie Holloway and Karen Bell Holloway, Winona, MO; one sister, Brittany Holloway, Winona, MO; one half sister, Nikki Likes of Wright City, MO; two half brothers, Dwayne Bell, Vichy, MO and William Likes, Summersville, MO; her great grandmother, Violet Brewer, Sullivan, MO; her grandparents, Ruby Bell, Summersville, MO, and Joe and Nancy Holloway, Winona, MO; six uncles, Randy Bell and wife, Marilyn, Monett, MO, Daryl Bell and wife, Carol, Summersville, MO, Mike Bell and wife, Laura, Mountain View, MO, Terry Holloway and wife, Annie, Winona, MO, and Cleve Holloway, Winona, MO, Eddie Nipper and wife, Melinda, Winona, MO; four aunts, Brenda Bell, Summersville, MO, Lisa Armstrong and husband, Ronnie, Summersville, MO, Virginia Reed and husband, Dean, West Plains, MO, and Bonnie Holloway, West Plains, MO; numerous cousins and other family and friends. ~ 'Tasha,' you will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved you. Funeral Services were held Friday, April 20, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church in Summersville, MO with Archie Taylor officiating. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery at Summersville, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Summersville, MO.


WILLIAM P.
 'DOLL' BELL
28 Apr 1909 - 12 Jan 1991









 
William P. Bell passed away Sunday, Jan 12 in his 82nd year.  He was born on April 28, 1909, in Winona to Hulbert and Annie Elizabeth (Nee Vassalli) Bell. He is survived by his wife, Freida Bell (nee Warren); two daughters Deloris White and her husband Elmo of St. Louis and Merileen Allen and her husband Charlie of Villa Ridge; one son Lee Bell and his wife Marie of St. Louis; two sisters, Creado Hunt of West Plains and Jannie Bell of West  Plains; three grandchildren; David White, Darrel White, and Michael Gilliland; four great-grandchildren; Laura White and Kellie, David, and Sean Gilliland. He is preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Hulbert, Vick, Pat, Pete, and John Bell; one sister, Selma Marie. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 1 pm at Bell Funeral Home Chapel in Pacific, MO with the Rev. Archie Lunsford and the Rev. Noel Meade officiating. Interment was in the Anaconda Cemetery in St. Clair. Pallbearers were Michael Gilliland,  Charlie Allen, Ronald V. Bell, Elmo White, David White, Darrel White, Ansel John Warren, Jr. and Ronald E. Bell.  



Mildred Hall
Norris Bennett



22 Jul 1919 - 14 Aug 2009





 
Mildred Hall Norris was born July 22, 1919, to Cliff and Maggie Norris at Hartshorn, MO. She went home to be with the Lord, August 14, 2009 making her age 90 years and 23 days. On June 26, 1936, she was united in marriage to Silven Hall, and to this union, three children were born, Imogene, Ruby, and Kenneth. Silven passed away in 1976 and she later married Leo Bennett, who is also deceased. She attended 1st Assembly of God Church in St. Charles when she was able. In her younger years, she attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Summersville. For many years, she worked at the Angelica Uniform Factory in Summersville, where she was a sewing machine operator and a supervisor. She still was working and caring for the elderly in St. Charles at age 85. Mildred is preceded in death by her parents, Cliff and Maggie; husbands, Silven Hall and Leo Bennett; four brothers: Sylvan, Zolan, Cryil and Lorin Norris; and one sister, Verna Stewart. She is survived by her three children, Imogene Crider, Ruby Tune and Kenneth Hall, all of the St. Charles area; two sons-in-law, Bob Crider and Charlie Tune; four grandchildren: Bryan and Jill Tune, Darrin and Fay Tune, Gina and Vince Jones, Rob and Heather Crider; six great- grandchildren: Trevor, Ryan and Cooper Tune, Robbie and Emily Crider, and Dalton Jones. She was 1 of 8 children and is survived by two sisters, Pauline Odom, of Summersville, and Ethel Atchison, of St. John, and one sister-in-law, Mary Norris, of Summersville. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held Sunday, August 16, 2009 at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

PAULINE ELLOUISE
WARD BENTON
07 Jul 1910 - 23 Mar 2004






















 
Pauline Ellouise Ward, age 93,
died Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at the Frene Valley Home in Hermann, Mo. Pauline was born July 7, 1910 in Eminence. She was the daughter of the late Elmer Jackson and Olive Emily Ward, and was the second oldest of six children: three brothers; Richard Elmer Ward, John Chilton Ward, Robert Lee Ward; two sisters, Madeline Faye Baltz and Violet Frances Gates Clark. All of her siblings are deceased. Pauline and William Avery Benton were married October 6, 1928 in Ava, Mo. Her husband preceded her in death. Survivors include: three daughters; Marlane Benton Adams, Judith Benton-Klinger and her husband John, Janet Benton Propp and her husband Dale; son, James Avery Benton and step-son William Max Benton. She is so greatly loved and survived by 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. During her years of marriage to William Avery Benton Adams, they moved over 100 times to many states and cities. She was always a willing and supportive partner. She loved to reminisce about the many interesting places they had lived. She never had any regrets about their life-style experiences. She was a devoted mother, always making an immaculate home with delicious food, welcome to all. She encouraged her children to participate in music, scouts and sports. Her grandchildren received this same love and devotion. Pauline was a lifelong member of Eminence Methodist Church. She read her Bible daily, loved reading poetry and was a word-smith and a lover of well turned phrases, which is attested in her scrapbook that is filled with clippings of beautiful phrases and articles. Pauline, at age 92, was chosen by Frene Valley Center as their contestant to represent them in a pageant in St. Louis, Mo., the Missouri Healthcare Association's event, 'Nursing Home Beauty is Ageless.' Entrants were from nursing homes throughout Missouri. Frene Valley's staff said they selected Pauline because of her inner beauty as well as her outward beauty, and also for her gracious manners, sweet disposition and her wonderful sense of humor. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 27 at Duncan Funeral Home in Eminence. Visitation for family was from 10 to 10:30 a.m., visitors from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and service at 11:30 a.m. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Mark Drewel, Tom Lynch, Glen Adams, Kevin Graham, Greg Eck, Donald Benton and Bill Benton. Rev. James Doyle officiated. Paul Faulkenberry was organist and soloist. Burial was at New Eminence Cemetery. Donations may be made in memory of Pauline to Eminence Methodist Church. 

FRANKLIN LEE
'FRANK'
BEST

13 Jan 1932 - 27 Apr 2012






 

Franklin Lee 'Frank' Best was born January 13, 1932 at Eminence, MO the son of Earl Stearling Best and Rose Emma (Wilkie) Best. He passed away Thursday, April 27, 2012 at Mercy St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, MO at the age of 80 years. He was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Rose Best; one sister Edna Best; three brothers Archie Elmo Lockman, Andrew Lockman and Earl Best, Jr.  Franklin is survived by one son Randy Best and wife Mary of Winona, MO; 1 grandchild Christy Boyer and Jason of Winona, MO; 3 great grandchildren Randy, Ryan and James Boyer all of Winona, MO; and a host of other family and friends. He liked to race cars and drive fast, but most of all he loved spending time with family and friends. Franklin will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO. Funeral services will held Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Pastor Sharon Barton officiating. Interment will be in Pinelawn Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.

 

IRENE THOMAS BEST
08 Nov 1909 - 25 Jan 1991







 
Irene Thomas was born
November 8, 1909 at Suttons Creek near Eminence, the daughter of Joseph and Eveline Burns Thomas and departed this life on January 25, 1991 in the Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 18 days. She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, three sisters, two daughters, two sons and three grandchildren. She is survived by one daughter Shirley Arline Potts of Winona; two sons, James Dale and Irby Gene Williams both of Eminence; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Irene was saved at a very early age in the Assembly of God Church.  She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.  Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 28, 1991 at 1 pm in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with Rev. Bud Younger officiating.  Burial was in the Bethany Chapel Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.  
ARTHUR BETTIS, JR.
09 Jul 1954 - Nov 1989


 
Arthur Bettis, Jr., age 59, Alton Oregon Co MO - Died in a one-vehicle accident at 2:45 a.m. Saturday on Highway 19, five miles north of Alton in Oregon County, according to Troop G of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Willow Springs. Trooper D. B. Pounds reported Bettis was thrown from his northbound 1998 Toyota truck when it ran off the road and overturned. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Oregon County Coroner Tom Clary. He was not wearing a seatbelt, the patrol added. 
FLOYD BERT BETTIS
22 Oct 1923 - 02 Mar 1997







 
Floyd 'Bert' Bettis was born October 22, 1923 in Alton, MO to William A. and Dicey (WALKER) BETTIS. He passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, MO on March 2, 1997 at the age of 72. He was united in marriage on February 24, 1958 in Alton, MO to Ava May TAYLOR, and to this union two sons were born. Floyd is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, George and William BETTIS, and one sister, Avis FARRIS. He is survived by two sons, Bert BETTIS of Lawton, OK, and Mark BETTIS of Winona, MO; one brother 'Jack' James BETTIS of Winona, MO, six sisters, Gene BLACKWELL of St. Louis, MO, Marie VEST of Koshkonong, MO, June WHEELER of Burnt Prairie, IL, Alta WAGGONER of Kansas City, MO, and Alma NANCE of Poplar Bluff, MO; and one granddaughter, Kristie S. BETTIS, of Lawton, OK. Floyd will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery at Winona Shannon Co MO.
DORVAN RAY BILBREY
21 Mar 1931 - 04 Dec 2007














 
Dorvan Ray Bilbrey, son of Charles High BILBREY and Viola Catherine BARNETT, was born at Summersville, MO on March 21, 1931, and passed away at the Gainesville Health Care Center on Tuesday, December 4, 2007, making his age 76 years, 9 months, and 13 days. Dorvan was united in marriage to Betty Joe HURT November 13, 1954. To this union two children were born: Debra Jean and Teresa Ann. Dorvan served in the U.S. Marines from April 30, 1952 thru March 23, 1954. He enjoyed jeepin', spending time at Cloud 9 Ranch, camping, being outdoors, and playing with his grandkids. Preceding him in death are his father, Charles High BILBREY; his mother, Viola C. BILBREY; brothers, Alfred and Elmer; and sisters, Edna and Virgie. Surviving are his wife, Betty, of the home in Gainesville, Missouri; daughters Debbie LAWSON and husband, Thomas, of Gainesville, Missouri; Teresa DOUGLAS and husband, Terry, of Spokane, Washington; four granddaughters, Shelley THARP, Elizabeth LAWSON, Amy OWENS ( Matt), and Haley LAWSON; two grandsons, David THARP and Jared DOUGLAS (Tiffany). He is also survived by four great-granddaughters, Calli and Alexis TITSWORTH, Teighlyr DOUGLAS, and Caitlyn SHAFER; and three sisters; Faye BILBREY, Vona KING and Idella PITTS of the Summersville area. Dorvan is also survived by his cat, Tabby, whom he loved very much.  Services were held Friday, December 7, 2007 at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Terry DOUGLAS officiating. Interment with Military honors was in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Almeda Faye Bilbrey



09 Oct 1925 - 29 Oct 2008


 
Almeda Faye Bilbrey, daughter of the late Charley and Viola (Barnett) Bilbrey, was born October 9, 1925 in Summersville, Missouri, and passed away at the Mountain View Health Care in Mountain View, Missouri, Wednesday morning, October 29, 2008, making her age 83 years and 20 days. Faye worked in Springfield, Missouri during her twenties, and then at Angelica Uniform Factory in Summersville, Missouri. For many years Faye and her mother lived in the Summersville Senior Housing, where she took care of her mother until Viola passed away. She accepted Christ as her Savior several years ago. She loved going to church at the First Church of God in Summersville. Preceding her in death are her parents, Charley and Viola Bilbrey, and three brothers, Elmer, Alfred, and Dorvan Bilbrey; two sisters, Virgie Hartwein, and Edna Wilcox. She is survived by her sisters, Idella Pitts and Vona King, both of Summersville, Missouri; two nieces; nine nephews; and a host of relatives and friends. Services were held Friday October 31, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Bradford’s Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Alva Trowbridge officiating. Interment was in Barnett Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
ROBERT WARREN BILYEU
21 May 1948 - 14 Sep 2009












 

Robert Warren Bilyeu, son of Warren K. and Wave (Powell) Bilyeu, was born May 21, 1948 in Granite IL. He departed this life on Sept. 14, 2009 at the age of 61 years, 3 months and 13 days at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas, with interment in Leavenworth National Cemetery. Robert lived in the Kansas City area most of his life. He attended and graduated from Raytown High School in 1966, then went on to college for a brief period of time in Tarkio, MO while there he received his draft call and joined the US Navy. After his tour of duty in the Navy he joined the Air Force Reserve where he became a Staff Sergeant. He served there for several years and while en route to a reserve meeting he was in a severe accident. As a result of the accident he lost a leg and spent months in recuperation. During Robert's service to our country he traveled to many placed in the world. He always was a willing servant to his fellowman, trying to help the downtrodden. His first wish was to be an ordained minister; however, he found that his service was not to be from the pulpit but in the daily tasks of life. Robert was married three times during his life. His last wife had children that he called his own. He had one son, Todd, in a previous marriage, but had little contact with him. He was preceded in death by his father, and most of his elders. He is survived by his mother of Independence, MO, an ex-wife, Sue and his stepchildren as well as a special 'daughter of the heart', April, an aunt, Jewell Burgess of Eminence, a great aunt Ronie Harrison of Granite City, IL and many cousins.

 

CHRISTINA LUCILLE
BANKS BIRD
27 Oct 1965 - 13 Jan 2006


















 
Christina Lucille BANKS, Daughter of James Kenneth BANKS and Olean Ellen (BARTON) BANKS; she was born October 27, 1965 at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis MO, and passed away at her home in Summersville on January 13, 2006, at age 40 years and 2 months. She was united in marriage to William ‘Buddy’ Archie BIRD on January 14, 1984, making their union together a day less than 22 years. To this union two children were born, Justin Kenneth BIRD and Amelia Christine BIRD. She graduated in 1984 from Summersville High School. She worked at the Community Bank NA in Summersville as a loan officer for 18 years. She had completed numerous education courses during her employment. Christina attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Summersville. She enjoyed horseback riding, painting and artistry. Since childhood she competed in horse shows and won numerous trophies and awards. She enjoyed deer hunting with her husband Buddy and her son Justin. Christina is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather James Earl BANKS; her maternal grandparents, Robert Lincoln and Tona Alma (HARRISON) BARTON. Those left to mourn her passing are her husband, Buddy BIRD of the home in Summersville; children, Justin BIRD and wife Courtney, Summersville; Amelia BIRD, of the home; parents, Kenny and Olean BANKS, Mountain View; father and mother-in- law, Willie and Patsy BIRD, Mountain View; grandmother, Mrs. Hazel BANKS, Summersville; brother James Robert BANKS, Summersville; sister Joyce Ann and husband Allen and their children, Fawna, Jason and Trevor SULLIVAN, West Plains; sisters-in-law Teresa THOMURE and husband Jeff, and Sharon PATTON and husband Kevin, all of Summersville; 4 nieces and 1 nephew. Christina will be sadly missed by her family, friends and the community. Services were held on Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Robert MEDLEY officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave, January 25, 2006.
HALLA BERNIECE
MILEY BIRD
25 Jan 1891 - 27 Sep 1985








 
Halla B
erniece 'Hallie' Miley was born January 25, 1891 in Shannon County, Missouri and passed away September 27, 1985 at the Birch View Manor in Birch Tree, Missouri at the age of ninety four years, eight months and two days. She was the daughter of Wols and Mary Ann (Yearwood) Miley.   She was united in marriage to Harless (Parm) Bird on April 5, 1929.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Rebecca's.  Her family and friends were the most important people in the world.  They always came first with her, even ahead of herself. She is survived by her husband, Harless (Parm) Bird of Pat Henry's Boarding Home in Mountain View, Missouri; two sons, Wayne Miley of Winona, Missouri and Albert Bird of Birch Tree, Missouri; one daughter, Lou Heidebur of Birch Tree, Missouri; and one sister, Rhoda Ehrhart of Poplar Bluff, Missouri.  Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two adult children and one infant; two sisters; one grandchild and one great grandchild. Services were held at the United Methodist Church in Birch Tree on Monday, September 30, 1985 with burial at the Oak Forest Cemetery in  Birch Tree.  She was loved by all who knew her and she will be missed by all of us. 
HARLESS PARMER
 'PARM' BIRD
30 Mar 1892 - 24 Dec 1985




















 
Harless Parmer Bird was born March 30, 1892 at Avery, Mo. in Benton County and passed away December 24, 1985 at the St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, Mo. at the age of 93 years, 8 months, and 24 days. He was the son of McDonald and Elizabeth (Schroeder) Bird.  He was united in marriage to Minnie Lee Layman on December 2, 1924, and to this union two children were born.  Lee Bird of Boise, Idaho and Wilma Divine of Mishawaka, Indiana. On April 5, 1929, he was united in marriage to Halla Berniece Miley, and to  this union three children were born.  Albert Curtis Bird and Lou Ann Bird Heidebur of Birch Tree, Missouri.  Also one infant son who died at birth. He is survived by his four children, one loving step-son, Wayne Miley of Winona, Mo.; thirteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren; and one sister, Ola Mae Price.  Also six step-grandchildren, twelve step-great grandchildren, and three step-great, great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his father, mother, wife, one infant son, a devoted daughter-in-law, three sisters, three brothers, two step-children, one step-grandson, and one step-great granddaughter. He also leaves to mourn his passing many loving nieces, nephews, a host of other relatives, friends and neighbors.  'Parm' as he was known, was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all who knew him. He attended school at Oak Grove with Lona Parker as one of his favorite teachers.  He worked at many jobs as a young man, such as farm work, sawmilling and well drilling.  He was a good neighbor willing to lend a helping hand to those who needed him for anything.  He loved his gardening and shared it with many.  He loved nature and was a sportsman at heart who enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He took much pride in serving his country in World War I, and lived the war over and over while telling many stories of his adventures during that time which he was wounded and become disabled.  He also loved to tell many other interesting stories that occurred during his lifetime. He will be sadly missed by all who loved and knew him.  Our loss is heaven's gain. Funeral services were held Friday, December 27, 1985 in the Methodist Church at Birch Tree at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. John Thomas and Rev. Gene West officiating.  Burial was at Oak Forest Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree. 


William A.
'Willie' Bird
03 Feb 1941 - 23 Jan 2007



















 
William A. 'Willie' Bird, son of Archie Bird and Alva (Roark) Bird was born February 3, 1941 at Arroll, MO and passed away at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, MO on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 making his age 65 years, 11 months, and 20 days. Willie was united in marriage to Patsy King, October 21, 1961, making their union together 45 years. To their union three children were born- Teresa, Buddy, and Sharon. Willie was a member of the First Christian Church of Summersville and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He adored spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Willie was an avid deer hunter and he liked going to the mountains elk hunting in Colorado. He treasured the hours spent watching hunting movies with his family and talking about his own hunting adventures. He also enjoyed baling hay with his wife always at his side. Willie was a generous man who always enjoyed a hug from his family and his many special friends. Preceding him in death were his parents Archie and Alva Bird and daughter-in-law, Christina Bird. Surviving are his wife, Patsy Bird; daughter, Teresa Thomure and husband, Jeff; son, Buddy Bird and wife, Pam; daughter, Sharon Patton and husband, Kevin; sister, Ida Mae Sweet; brother, Alvin Bird and wife Sue; brother-in-law Ronnie King and wife Carol; 7 grandchildren- Amanda Michel and husband, Scott; Ashley Beavers and husband, Charlie; Heather Cooper and husband, Nathan; Justin Bird and wife, Courtney; Amelia Bird; Cory Patton; Marisa Patton; and 3 great grandchildren- Isaac and Dawson Beavers; Hailey Michel; also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, other family members, and many friends. Willie will be sadly missed by those who knew him. Funeral Services were held Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 10:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Paul Hamm officiating. Interment was in Oakside Cemetery.


Ollie Mae
Cooley Birge
Oct 1898 - 22 Feb 1949



 
Ollie Mae Cooley was born Shannon Co Mo., 1898 and died 22 Feb 1949 in New Mexico. She is buried in Oakside Cemetery Summersville Shannon Co., MO., with her two sons. Ollie married on 2 Feb 1914 Eminence Shannon Co., MO., to Eli James Birge who died 10 Sept 1963 and is buried in Grand Junction, Mesa Co., CO. Children: Mildred L., Goldie M., Genevieve, Leroy Birge b. 1921 died May 1940 Texas Co MO., buried Oak Side Cemetery Summersville and Billie E. Birge b 1928 died Nov 1941 Howell Co., MO., also buried Oakside Cemetery Summersville Texas Co., MO. Ollie is the daughter of Barney and Mary (Potter) Cooley. Eli James Birge is the son of William Lankford and Nancy Melviney (Cooper) Birge.
Nancy Melviney
BAILEY Birge
9 Dec 1868 - 26 Nov 1958





 
Nancy Melviney Bailey was the daughter of Eli 'Eal' Bailey and Elizabeth Francis (Armistead) Cooper. Married William Lankford Birge on 26 Sept 1888. Born 9 Dec 1868 at Tibble, Franklin Co MO. died 26 Nov 1958 Summersville Texas Co MO., buried at Flat Rock Cemetery Summersville, Shannon Co., MO. Children; Charley Lankford (d. 5 Jul 1891 Franklin Co., MO.) Eli James, Ida Elizabeth (N. T. Brawley), Maud Ellen (R. Bond), William Jessie (d. 22 Sept 1898) Fred Earl (c. bef June 1900), General Francis Marion md. Vada Pauline McAllister, buried Pomeroy, Garfield Co., WA., Nancy Pearl (E. O. McAllister), Cora Isabell (buried at Alley Cemetery), Thomas Richard (buried Cheyenne WY), Gladys Melishie (buried at Corinth Cem., Birch Tree), Virgal Ray (buried Pomeroy Garfield Co., WA., Lloyd Cornelious Birge (buried Pomeroy Garfield Co., WA). Source: Sharlee Birge Farrell Ok, for Findagrave.com.
William Lankford Birge
18 Oct 1868 - 03 Jan 1934






 
William Lankford Birge was the son of Charles Lankford and Sarah Elizabeth (Minks) Birge, Born 18 Oct 1868 Franklin Co MO. Died 3 Jan 1934 Summersville, Texas Co., MO. Married on 26 Sept 1888 Nancy Melviney Cooper, Franklin Co., MO. Buried at Flat Rock Cemetery Summersville, Shannon Co., MO. Children; Charley Lankford (d. 5 Jul 1891 Franklin Co., MO.)  Eli James, Ida Elizabeth (N. T. Brawley), Maud Ellen (R. Bond), William Jessie (d. 22 Sept 1898) Fred Earl (c. bef June 1900), General Francis Marion md. Vada Pauline McAllister, buried Pomeroy, Garfield Co., WA., Nancy Pearl (E. O. McAllister), Cora Isabell (buried at Alley Cemetery), Thomas Richard (buried Cheyenne WY), Gladys Melishie (buried at Corinth Cem., Birch Tree), Virgal Ray (buried Pomeroy Garfield Co., WA., Lloyd Cornelious Birge (buried Pomeroy Garfield Co., WA). Source: Sharlee Birge Farrell Ok, for Findagrave.com.
WILLIAM LEVI BIRLEW
11 Jul 1880 - 17 Jun 1951











 
William Levi Birlew was born July 11, 1880, in Winona, Shannon County, Missouri, the son of Stephen BIRLEW and Nancy Jane TAYLOR. He died June 17, 1951, at his home, in Low Wassie, Shannon County, Missouri. He married Mrs. Emma 'Lee' (MAYBERRY) ROBERTS, February 07, 1901, at his parents home, in Winona, Shannon County, Missouri, ceremony performed by R. LINDSAY, Minister, daughter of William Jasper MAYBERRY and Mary Ann BARNES. Emma, born January 24, 1877, in Pike Creek Valley, Shannon County, Missouri, preceded him in death, on December 23, 1950, at the home of a daughter, in St. Louis, City, Missouri. To this union nine children were born, with two preceding him in death, Gertrude and Pearl M.. The children that survived him were Mary Jane (BIRLEW) BRYSON, Mattie M. (BIRLEW) MEDLEY-CADWALENDER, Goldie Opal (BIRLEW) GRETZMACHER, Ruby Loneita (BIRLEW) JOHNSON-GERBER-POBIS-COOK, (twin) Bessie (BIRLEW) MEDLEY-BUCKLEY, (twin) Jessie 'Bud' BIRLEW, and Elgia M. (BIRLEW) WINTERS. He was also survived by one step-daughter, Anna Mae (MAYBERRY) BARNES. William farmed and worked in timber. He lived his entire life in the Winona and Low Wassie areas of Shannon County. William and Emma are both interred in the Mount Zion Cemetery, near Winona, Shannon County, Missouri.  Submitted by:  Gloria (Birlew) Hursey 
Nettie Louisa
Akes Bissell

15 May 1924 - 15 Feb 2008









 
Nettie Louisa Akes was born May 15, 1924 at Newmarket IA, the daughter of James Akes and Ruth Barlean. She passed away Feb. 15, 2008 at Birch Tree Place in Birch Tree MO at the age of 83 years. She was united in marriage Jun. 5, 1958 at Clarinda IA to Albert Bissell and to this union one child was born, Tom. She was preceded in death by her parents James and Ruth Akes; her husband Albert Bissell; one brother Eldon Akes; and two sisters Thelma Severns and Paulene Scott. She is survived by one son Tom Bissell and wife Jackie of Winona, MO; four step daughters Clara Bissell of St. Louis, MO, Betty Bissell of Newfoundland, Canada, Jane Bissell of St. Louis, MO, and Sherry Bissell of Newfoundland, Canada; one brother Charles Akes and wife Joyce of Omaha, NE; three sisters Daisy Blair of Garland, TX, Ruby Thompson of Atlantic, IA and Shirley White of Shenandoah, IA; two granddaughters Elisha Voyles and husband Brad and Candra Williams and husband Chris; two great grandchildren Dylan and Briley all of Winona, MO; a host of other relatives and many friends. She once was a school teacher in Wales, IA also a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Winona, MO. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral Services were held Monday, February 18, 2008 at 10:00 AM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Darrell Derryberry officiating. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona, MO.


KATY SUE PIERCE
SAAD BIZELLI



05 May 1931 - 12 Sep 1995


 
Katy Sue Pierce was born May 5, 1931 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Fred Houston Pierce and Theora Lessie (Evans) Pierce and departed this life on September 12, 1995 at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO at the age of 64.  She was first married to Farris T. Saad and later married Clifton Bizelli. She is preceded in death by her husband Clifton Bizelli; her parents; one daughter, Christine Marie Saad; three brothers:  Leroy J. Pierce, William Pierce and Don Pierce. She is survived by three sons: Farris 'Tony' A. Saad of St. Louis, MO, 'Joey' Demettri G. Saad, St. Peters, MO, James Bizelli, Festus, MO; four daughters:  Mary Kathy Skiles, St. Peters,MO, Janis Ramsey, Eminence, Mo, Tara Chambers, Springfield, MO, Becky Hurley, Fairview, Mo;  four sisters: Mary Nelson of Arizona, Audry Christl of Kansas City, MO, Ann Ragsdale, Chiefland, FL, Jane Brown, Springfield, MO; and 14 grandchildren. Katy was a member of the Winona Christian Church and always involved in the Winona community and Shannon County.  She also wrote articles for the Current Wave. Katy will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held at 1:00 pm Friday, September 15, 1995 at Winona Christian Church in Winona, Missouri with Rev. Doug Jantz and Rev. Otto Foust officiating.  Interment was in the Pine Lawn Cemetery in Winona under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. 



Jerry Anne
Reed Black
08 Jul 1935 - 06 Aug 2007




























 
Jerry Anne Reed was born July 8, 1935 at  Winona, MO to Guy 'Cat' Reed and Helen Elnora Weaver Reed, one of four children. She departed this life on August 6, 2007 at  Fremont, MO at the age of 72 years and 29 days. Jerry  was united in marriage to Dalton Donald Fox on March 6, 1954 at  St. Louis, MO. To this union, one daughter, Teresa Lynn Fox, was  born. Dalton preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Elmer Lee Black on June 4, 1960 at Fremont, MO. To this union one son, John Clinton Black, was born. Jerry  was preceded in death by her father and mother; one brother, James  Reed; and both husbands. Jerry is survived  by her daughter, Teresa (Fox) Beck, Fremont, MO; one son, Clint  Black, Fremont, MO; five grandchildren, Brent Larkin, Jeired and  Rachael Huff; and Natasha and Clinton Lee; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Roland Reed, and wife, Arlene, of Winona, MO; one sister, Sharon Norris, and husband, Scott, of Winona, MO; and  numerous relatives and  friends. Jerry was  born and raised in the Fremont area where she attended school. She graduated from Fremont High School in 1953 and moved to St. Louis, MO to work after graduation. Jerry and Elmer moved to Colorado in 1961  where she worked as a bookkeeper/accountant for Union Carbide until they returned to the Fremont area in 1971. Jerry  was a bus driver for the Van Buren  Carter County school district for 30 years until she retired. She and her family operated the Fremont Hotel and Restaurant for several years before it  closed. Jerry enjoyed working in her flower garden and sitting on her  front porch swing having a glass of tea with a friend. Wood working was a hobby she loved... 'Give her a new power tool and watch her go.' Jerry also enjoyed singing and playing her piano or harmonica. Helping others was a special gift  she possessed and loved to do. She volunteered at the New Life Evangelistic Free Store in Van Buren for several years where she helped at the store in setting up clothing and delivering food to the area residents. She served on the board of directors for the West Carter County Ambulance district for several years  representing the residents of West Carter County. Jerry accepted Jesus as her Savior and continued to love him the rest of her life. She attended church at the House of Prayer in Winona, MO. Jerry  loved her family deeply and was most happy when they were close by. Her love was shown by her kind, loving and generous heart. Jerry loved and enjoyed  life. Though she met many challenges, she faced them with dignity and determination and she was courageous  to the end. Jerry said, 'If you will live every day as though  it were your last, you would live it differently.' Jerry was loved deeply by those who knew her and will be greatly missed  and remembered for the memories she left behind. Funeral  Services were held Thursday, August 9, 2007 at the  Duncan Funeral  Chapel in Winona, MO with Archie Taylor officiating. Interment  was  in the Freeman Cemetery at Fremont, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral  Home of Winona, MO.
Larry A. Black was born February 10, 1939 in Neosho, Missouri to Gladys Margaret Black (nee Barry) and Morris Melvin Black and passed away December 16, 2013 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his mother Gladys Andrews, father Melvin Black, his grandmother Nellie Pruitt, his grandfather Lee Pruitt, and his stepfather Ernie Andrews. Larry is survived by two daughters Kim Haill (nee Black) of Eureka, MO and Karla Marshall (nee Black) of Jefferson City, MO; one son, Raven “Scotty” Black of St. Clair, MO; four grandchildren Chelsea Haill, Katelyn Marshall, Samuel Marshall, Christopher Marshall; two great grandchildren Hailey Zotta-Haill and Bentley Marshall; one great grandson on the way, Ramsey Marshall, along with a large extended family and treasured friends. Larry spent most of his life in Shannon County around Winona, Missouri. Larry served in the United States Navy. He worked for the City of Winona and also as a bus driver for the Winona School District. He was a gifted artist and enjoyed putting together model figures. In his final years, he resided at the National Healthcare Nursing Home in West Plains, MO where he was known to enjoy his Domino’s pizza and McDonald’s cheeseburgers. He is fondly remembered by the wonderful staff there.

He suffered patiently and long;
His hope was bright and his faith was strong.
The peace of Jesus filled his chest
And in His arms he sank to rest.
His weary hours and days of pain;
His troubled nights are past;
And in our aching hearts we know;
He has found sweet peace at last.

Graveside Memorial Service March 22, 2014, 11:00 a.m, Interment Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona.


BERTHA 'JUANITA'
SMITH BLAND

08 Jul 1929 - 13 Jul 2010















 

 

 

 

Bertha Juanita Smith nee Bland of Leasburg, Missouri was born on Monday, July 8, 1929 in Bee Bluff, Missouri to James Virgil Bland and Helen Clara Bunch Bland and passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 81 years and 5 days. Bertha married Ottis Lee Smith on July 26, 1947 in Pocahontas, Arkansas and to this union seven children were born. She was a member of the Leasburg Assembly of God Church. Bertha was a homemaker and also a babysitter for many families. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, quilting, and was an exceptional seamstress. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Helen Bland; daughters, Miriam Gail DeClue and Sharon Brown; daughter-in-law, Mary Smith; brother, Curtis Dale Bland; sisters, Maudlean George and Melbalean Barton; sister-in-law, Frances Smith; brother-in-law, Olan Smith and granddaughter, Lynn Smith. She is survived by her husband, Ottis Smith; children, Audry (John) Mendoza of St. Louis, Missouri, Gary O. Smith of DeSoto, Missouri, Michael Smith of St. Louis, Missouri, Brenda J. Smith of Leasburg, Missouri and Timothy Smith of Bourbon, Missouri; son-in-law, Howard DeClue of St. Louis, Missouri; sisters, Maudena Dent of Eminence, Missouri, Wonda (Junior) Phillips of Houston, Missouri, Alma Jean Cole of Raymondville, Missouri and Jewel (Harry) Lovins of Doniphan, Missouri; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Don Barton of Raymondville, Missouri, Wayne George and Marilyn Bland, all of Eminence, Missouri, Ora Smith and Edith Smith, all of Mill Springs, Missouri; 15 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Visitation was Sunday, July 18, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. and funeral service was Monday, July 19, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with Rev. Donald Vaughn officiating. Burial in Lea Cemetery, Leasburg, Missouri. Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.

 

CARL EDWARD BLAND


10 Sep 1936 - 07 Aug 2011







 

 

Carl Edward Bland son of the late Eunice Woods Bland and Moses Bland was born in a watermelon patch in Shannon County, Missouri, on September 10, 1936. He departed this life at Salem Regional Medical Center Long Term Care in Salem, Missouri on August 7, 2011, having attained the age of 74 years, ten months and 28 days. On December 24, 1957, Carl was united in marriage to Prunella Jean Jones and to this loving union five children were born. He was of the Baptist faith, and he attended the Crossville Baptist Church. He enjoyed riding four wheelers, hunting, fishing, digging roots and he enjoyed farming when he was younger. Carl loved to spend time with his grandchildren and going to church with Hazel Harper. Carl was preceded in death by his wife, parents, one son, Harold David Bland, a brother James Bland, a grandson, Josh Bland, and a granddaughter, Isabella. Carl is survived by two sons, Carl Warren Bland and wife, Dianna of Doniphan, Missouri, Richard Eugene Bland and wife, Michelle of Bunker, Missouri; two daughters, Katrina Lynn Bailey and husband Roger, Sheila Ann Jordan and husband Ronny, all of Bunker, Missouri; five sisters, Louise Jackson of Ava, Illinois, Elizabeth Gilman, Virginia Foster, of Ellington, Joyce Judd, of Redford, Missouri, and Bessie Ferguson; 16 grandchildren, Sarah, Nichole, Jeremy, James, Shawnda, Jamie, Jessica, Chelsea, Tiffany, Alicia, Dakota, Isaiah, Ronny, Clarissa, Brandy, Daniel; and four great-grandchildren, Jace, Madalyn, Steven, and Urilla. Carl will be deeply missed by his family and friends who will mourn his passing.

Visitation: Tuesday, August 9, 6 to 8 P.M. at McSpadden Funeral Home, Bunker, Missouri

Funeral Services: Wednesday, August 10 at 2:00 P.M. at McSpadden Funeral Home, Bunker, Missouri Minister: Pastor Clay Harper

Burial: Reorganized Latter Day Saints Cemetery

Dinner at Bunker Tabernacle

Pallbearers: Grandchildren

Arrangements by McSpadden Funeral Home, Bunker, MO

 

CLARA HELEN
BUNCH BLAND
07 Apr 1909 - 20 Oct 1998











 
Clara Helen Bunch was born April 7, 1909 to Jess Bunch and Loretta (Thomas) Bunch Wood in Eminence, MO.  She passed away October 20, 1998 at Birch View Nursing Home, after an extended illness, at the age of 89 years. Clara was married to James Virgil Bland on September 10, 1928.  To this union nine children were born:  Juanita Smith, James Roy Bland, Maudena Dent, Maudelean George, Curtis Dale Bland, Melbalean Barton, Wanda Phillips, Jean Cole and Jewel Lovins. She joined and was baptized in the Assembly of God Church of Eminence by Rev. Lloyd Welch. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Virgil; one son, James Roy Bland; one daughter, Melbalean Barton; three sisters, Gracie Williams, Racie Herrin, and Parlie Williams; one brother, Alva Bunch; as well as two half brothers, Noah and Vard Wood; and one half sister, Stella Spurgeon; one granddaughter and four great grandchildren. She is survived by six daughters, Bertha Juanita Smith, Maudena Dent, Maudelean George and Wonda Phillips of Eminence, MO; Jean Cole of Raymondville, MO; Jewell Lovins of Doniphan, MO; one son, Curtis Dale Bland of Eminence, MO; one half brother, Ray Wood of Bunker, MO; one half sister, Nell Melguen of St. Louis, MO; 31 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren and a host of great great grandchildren. 
[Burial at
Massie-Neeley Cemetery Eminence Shannon Co MO]


FRANCIS OLLIE
COUNTS BLAND



23 May 1935 - 25 Feb 2013


  Francis Ollie (Counts) Bland, 77, of Winona, Missouri, passed away February 25, 2013 at Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital. She was born May 23, 1935 to Charlie and Janie (Chronister) Counts at Eminence, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Janie Counts; her husband, Roy Bland; her twins, Jerry Lee and Glenna Marie; and her brothers, Harvey and Willie Counts. She is survived by her children, Leroy, Eugene, Phyllis, Linda, Larry, and Randy; one grandson, Austin “Bub”, who was her pride and joy; three sisters, Mae Honeycutt, Winona, Betty Simpson, Tuscumbia, MO, and Kathy Bettis, Winona; three brothers, Johnny Counts, Montier, MO, Dewey Counts, Winona, and Monroe Counts, Winona; one step-sister, Minnie Mayberry; and one step-nephew, Junior Hamm, who was raised as a brother. Francis married Roy Bland in 1951 and together they started a family and made a home full of love. Mom gave her heart to the Lord and stood faithfully to the end. She left love everywhere she went, and was the heart of the home. She leaves her kids with broken hearts and her words, “Stick together, kids.” Heaven will never welcome a sweeter Mother. So sweet and precious is a Mother’s love, and our little momma was so precious. She will be sadly missed by all she met and knew. Friday March 1, 2013, 11:00 AM at Mount Zion Cemetery
JAMES DAVID BLAND
27 Oct 1932 - 01 Mar 1996










 
James David Bland was born October 27, 1932 in Shannon County, Missouri, the son of Moss and Eunice I. (Woods) Bland and passed away March 1, 1996 at the Veteran's Hospital in Poplar Bluff, MO at the age of 63 years. He was united in marriage to Sophronia L. Conley on April 28, 1952 at Salem, Arkansas and to this union three children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his three daughters, Linda Kay Ballance of Fordyce, AR; Vesta Lee Bland of Anderson, MO; and Janet Cornett of Winona, MO; one brother, Carl Edward Bland of Bunker, MO; five sisters, Louise Wilson of Ava IL; Virginia Foster of Ellington, MO; Elizabeth Griffett of Gilman City; Joyce Judd of Centerville, MO; Bessie Ferguson of Greenwood, AR; his ex-wife, Sophronia Bland of Winona, MO; and a host of other relatives. James served as a Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War. He loved to hunt, fish and trap.  He enjoyed root digging and camping. James will be missed by all those that knew and loved him.  Funeral services for James David Bland were held Monday, March 4, 1996 at 1 pm at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev. Jack Honeycutt officiating.  Interment was in the Latter Day Saints Cemetery at Ellington, MO under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. 
JAMES 'VIRGIL' BLAND
03 Jun 1907 - 04 Jul 1982







 
James 'Virgil' Bland, age 75, passed away July 4, 1982 at the University Medical Center in Columbia, Mo. He was born June 3, 1907 in Texas County to Effie Mae and William Sherman Bland. Virgil was united in marriage to Clara Hellen Bunch on September 10, 1928 in Eminence, Mo. and to this union 9 children were born:  Juanita Smith of Boaz, Ala., James Roy, who preceded him in death; Maudena Dent and Maudelean George of Eminence, Curtis Bland of Winona, Melbalean Barton of Raymondville, Mo., Wonda Bland of Eminence, Jean Fortune of Raymondville, Mo., Jewel Lovins of Doniphan, Mo.  He also leaves 32 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, one brother, Everett Bland, of Winona, and one sister, Thelma Dunnigan of Branson, Mo., and a great many nieces, nephews and other relatives and many wonderful friends. Also preceding him in death were three brothers, George, Ely and Herbert, and one sister, Ollie Brown. 
[Burial at
Massie-Neeley Cemetery Eminence Shannon Co MO]
LAURA FRANCIS
SMITH PETTY BLAND



07 Jul 1911 - 21 Jun 1989
































 
Laura Frances Smith was born January 7, 1911 at Wilderness, MO the daughter of George and Mattie Ellen Brooks Smith and departed this life on June 21,  1989 at Maysville, MO at the age of 78 years. She was married to Pearl Petty on December 24, 1929 at Eminence, MO.  He passed away May 17, 1962.  She then married Herbert Bland on June 16, 1973 at Winona, MO and he passed away August 27, 1977. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Pearl Petty; second husband, Herbert Bland; one great granddaughter, Angela Dawn Campbell; one sister, Letha Mae Yearwood; two brothers, Claude Dwane and Leonard Earl Smith. She is survived by one son, Wilfred Eugene Petty of Maysville, MO; one daughter, Anna Frances Sexton of Frankfort, Kentucky; two brothers, Clyde and Leland Smith, both of Winona, MO; one sister, Naomi Smith of Winona, MO; nine grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 24 at 1 pm in the Winona Assembly of God Church with Rev. David Meade officiating.  Interment was in Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. - LAURA FRANCES SMITH PETTY BLAND - Daughter of George and Martha Ellen (BROOKS) SMITH. She was born on January 7, 1911 and was the second child of seven. She was born in the Irish Wilderness of Oregon Co MO. She was a small woman but head strong. She met Pearl Wallace PETTY and on 24 Dec 1929 in Eminence MO they were married. They lived on his farm 5 miles south of Winona MO. Grandma was a very devoted Pentecostal preacher. She read her Bible every day and played gospel songs on her old piano. She quilted, made gardens and canned food, and worked hard around the farm. Her favorite hobby was sewing. She could take measurements of any person, then cut a pattern by those measurements and make clothes. She would take old clothes and cut them up to make quilt scraps. From those she made patchwork quilts to keep us warm in winter. On September 18, 1930, she gave birth to her first child, a daughter, Anna Frances. Anna was born premature, and had no fingernails or eyelashes. She was a very tiny baby. She had very blonde hair when a small child. On June 16, 1936 her second child was born, a son, Wilfred Eugene PETTY. He was a big, healthy infant who had no problems whatsoever. He too was blonde when he was a youngster. Pearl became sick, and on May 17, 1961 he passed away, leaving Laura to fend for herself. She sold the farm and moved into town and rented a small house. She went to work for a local clothing store. Later on, her grand daughter, Anita Seybold, helped her get a job at the Winona Public School lunchroom where she worked for years, from which she finally retired. When she was close to 60 years old Laura married her second husband, Herbert BLAND. He taught her to drive a car and bought her one. She finally got her first drivers license! She was really happy not to be alone and loved Herbert very much. It was a short lived happiness, as he became ill a few years later and he too passed on. In 1980 Laura’s granddaughter, Anita, and husband Roger CAMPBELL, opened a cafe in Piedmont MO, where they lived. Laura went to work for them as a cook and was the happiest she had been since Herbert had died. She loved making pizza for the local teens, who loved her cooking, and would order pizza almost daily. They knew her as 'Grandma' and would come into the cafe and yell 'Hey, Grandma, I want another of those delicious pizza's you make'. She would smile real big and make one up. She loved working there and never once wanted to go home to Winona to even check on her home. The cafe did not work out and because of the slow times it had to be closed. Laura then went back home to Winona, but for years she talked of how much fun she had working there. Laura suffered a stroke and her health began to decline. She slowly got worse, and one day in June, 1989, she was discovered walking outside alone in the wee hours of the morning. Her son, Wilfred 'Gene' drove from Maysville MO and took her home with him. A few days later she laid down on his couch to take a nap and never woke up. 'I was very close to my grandmother. She raised me most of my life so she was more of a mother to me. I missed her terribly and still do. She was a very unique person and I treasure all the wonderful memories I have of her. I wish others had known her as well as I did'. Written by her grand daughter, Anita Campbell. 
James 'Wesley' Bland
Mar 1842 - 22 Jan 1901







 
James 'Wesley' Bland - The Current Wave, January 31, 1901 - Personal Pointers - Wesley Bland, who lived in Buckeye, about a mile below the mouth of Rocky, died on the 22d inst., and was buried there. 

NOTE: He was the son of Jesse Bland and Mary 'Polly' Lawrence. He married 1) Laura H. Dilts 21 Feb 1870 at Fayette Co IL; he married 2) Nancy Drucilla Matthews 28 Aug 1879 at Shelby Co IL. Child of Wes and Laura was Sarah Jane Bland; children from his second marriage were Warren, Cleve, Dick, Isabel, Mary Eliza and James Wesley, Jr.


[Burial at
Bland Family Cemetery]

LOTTIE VIRGIE
MCDANNALD BLAND
19 Jan 1895 - 4 Jun 1982









 

 

The Messenger, Wednesday, June 16, 1982, page 6:

 

Lottie Virgie Bland was born January 19, 1895 at Lawrence, Kansas.  She was a daughter of Rolander and Rachel Adeline Davis McDannald.  She died June 4, 1982 at the age of 87 years, 4 months, and 16 days at Riverways Manor Nursing Home in Van Buren, Mo.  She was preceded in death by her husband Warren Bland, 2 step-children: Mammie Woodworth, & Austin Bland. She was married to Warren Bland on October 28, 1917.  To this marriage 3 children were born.  David Bland, Winona, Mo., James Robert Bland, Winona, Mo., and Ethel Simpson of Bently, Kansas.  Also, by previous marriage, Ruby Skiles of Porterville, California.  Step-children Myrtle Skiles of Van Buren, Mo., and Mose Bland of Bunker, Mo.  There is 36 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and many friends and relatives. Virgie spent most of her life raising her family on a farm on Current River in Shannon County, Missouri.  Her greatest love was to go fishing at the end of a hard days work. She was saved and baptized years ago and continued to believe in God. Funeral services were held at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, Mo. June 7, 1982 at 3:30 p.m.  Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home.

 

MARY JANE BELL BLAND
14 Sep 1927 - 18 Apr 1990



 
Mary Jane Bell, daughter of Joe Bell & Lona Mae Dawson. She was born September 14, 1927 in Kelly Twp Carter Co MO. Mary passed away on April 18, 1990. Mary was united in marriage to Robert 'J. R.' Bland in 1946 and to this union eight children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents and several siblings. She is survived by her husband, J. R. Bland, and children, Caroline Jewel Howell, Bobby Bland, Maye L. Wright, Shirley Jean Barkley, Sharon Wheeler, Roger, David and Wayland Bland, several grandchildren and many relatives and friends. Mary was laid to rest at Mount Zion Cemetery Winona Shannon Co MO. 
ROY HUBERT BLAND
12 Dec 1930 - 08 Jan 2010










 
Roy Hubert Bland was born December 12, 1930 in Winona, Missouri, the son of Richard 'Dick' and Minnie Ann Elizabeth (McDannald) Bland. He departed this life on January 8, 2010 at his home in Winona, Missouri at the age of 79 years. Roy was united in marriage to Francis Ollie Counts on September 7, 1951 in Salem, Arkansas. To this union, eight children were born. As a boy, Roy attended Cordereva School. He grew up near the Current River, which he greatly enjoyed. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Roy was a Christian and was baptized at an early age. He was preceded in death by his parents and two children, Jerry Lee Bland and Glenna Marie (Bland) Rick. Survivors include his wife, Francis Bland; four sons, Leroy Bland, Eugene Bland, Larry Bland, and Randy Bland, all of Winona; two daughters, Phyllis Bland and Linda Bland, also of Winona; three sisters, Dorthena Douglas of Winona, Pearl Howard of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Janie Huitt of Sedalia, Missouri; and one grandson, Austin Bland. Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at Mount Zion Cemetery, Winona, Missouri with Bro. Otto Foust officiating. Services were under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, Missouri. Online guestbook at yarbermortuary.com.
Clayton Roger Blanks
28 Aug 1948 - 23 Feb 2008



















 
Clayton Roger Blanks was b
orn August 28, 1948 at Rocky Creek, MO the son of James Otho 'Coke' Blanks and Bertha Mae (Bradshaw) Blanks and passed away February 23, 2008 at the age of 59 years. He was united in marriage to Mary Jane (Teague) Van Winkle on August 21, 1969 and to this union 4 children were born. Clayton was preceded in death by his parents James and Bertha Blanks; six brothers Jim Blanks, Willie Blanks, Gilbert Blanks, Noble Blanks, Benjamin Blanks and Red Bob Van Winkle; one sister Laura Jane Hardwick and one son in law Tim Smith; his mother and father in-law Lottie Smith and Leland 'Run' Smith and one brother in-law Reggie Hardwick. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Mary Jane of Birch Tree, MO; five sons Jimmy Van Winkle and wife Elaine of Winona, MO, JD Van Winkle of Birch Tree, MO, Roger Blanks and wife Kimberly of Winona, MO, Leland 'Jargo' Blanks and wife Melanie of Winona, MO and his adopted son Mike Marler and fiancée' Dawn Cottom (Neighbor); three daughters Effie Blanks of Birch Tree, MO, Barbra Smotherman and husband Tommy Dale of Winona, MO and Heather Kershner of Birch Tree, MO; one brother Doug Blanks and wife Mary of Winona, MO; four sisters Erma Hardwick of Van Buren, MO, Jennive Shemwell of Winona, MO, Viola Weaver of Winona, MO and Bessie Mauldin and husband Bobby of Winona, MO; two brothers in-law Fred Teague and wife Janet of Lyon, MO and Ray and Minnie Teague of Springfield, MO; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Clayton ran the Community Center in Birch Tree for many years and retired from the Conservation Department where he worked for 22 years. Clayton enjoyed hunting and fishing and most of all he enjoyed his kids and grandkids. Clayton never met a stranger and he always had a smile when he saw someone that he knew. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 1:00 PM at the Church of God of Prophecy in Winona, MO with Rev. Darrell Derryberry officiating. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona, MO. 
DESSA LOUISE BLANKS
Born & died 18 Sep 2003











 
Dessa Louise Blanks, daughter of Warren D. J. BLANKS and Sondra L. (ROBERTS) BLANKS, was still born Thursday, September 18, 2003 at the Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston MO. Dessa is survived by her parents; and two brothers, Clyde Lee and Timothy James BLANKS, of the home in Houston MO; grandparents, Ronda BLANKS, Summersville MO; Roger BLANKS, Winona MO; Warren and Lesa (LETTS) BLANKS, Elgin IA; a special great aunt, Sherry L. (MOORE) WILSON, Summersville MO, who was a mother to Sondra; great grandparents, Clayton and Mary Jane (TEAGUE) BLANKS, Birch Tree MO; Freddie and Mary (DAUGHERTY) TEAGUE, Seymour MO; Richard and Opal GOEKE, Winthrop IA; Shirley DAUGHERTY, Summersville MO; and Jacqueline LETTS, Winthrop IA. Dessa was preceded in death by grandmother Louise Fay (WILSON) ROBERTS, Pekin IL; grandfather Robert Lee ROBERTS, Pekin IL; great grandfather Clyde Burdette LETTS, Manchester IA; great grandmother Thelma (THOMPSON) WILSON, Bunker MO; and great grandfather William WILSON, Bunker MO. Graveside services were held on Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Union Chapel Cemetery at Eunice MO with Rev. Emmett BRADFORD officiating. Services were under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville. She will be loved and missed. 

NELLIE ANN KERR BLANKS



22 Nov 1944 - 06 Mar 2011








 
Nellie Ann Kerr Blanks was born November 22, 1944 in Fremont, MO, to the late William Kerr and the late Florence (Simpson) Kerr. She passed away Sunday, March 6, 2011 at her home in Fremont, MO at the age of 66 years. On October 26, 1963, Nellie was united in marriage to the love of her life, the late Noble Blanks. Nellie and Noble had four children, seven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Nellie is preceded in death by her husband, Noble; both parents, William and Florence Kerr; both in-laws, Coke and Bertha Blanks; one son, Robert Blanks; one great grandson, Jeremy Blanks; one sister, Melba Toy; two brothers, Leeman Kerr and Bill Kerr; seven brother-in-laws, Willie Blanks, Jim Blanks, Benjamin (Bink) Blanks, Clayton Blanks, Gilbert (Gib) Blanks, Charles Toy, Reggie Hardwick and Laura Jane Hardwick; as well as many more loved ones. Nellie is survived by her three children, Molly Ice and husband, Danny, of Fremont, MO; Michael Blanks and wife, Mary (Cis), of Winona, MO; and Janet Carr and husband, Dan, of Carrsville, VA; seven grandchildren, Melissa Kile and husband, Rondal, of Winona, MO; Matthew Blanks and wife, Sarah, of Fremont, MO; Donya Noble and fiancé, Bobby Harvey, Jr., of Fremont, MO; Michael Carr, Ashlee Carr, Courtney Carr and Bryan Carr all of Carrsville, VA; five great grandchildren, Blake Kile, Danny Ann Kile, Jemma Kile, Erin Blanks and Taylor Blanks; one brother, Jess Kerr and wife, Janis, of Fremont, MO; one sister, Ellen Kerr of Mountain View, MO; six sisters-in-law, Shirley Kerr of Ellington, MO; Mary Jane Blanks of Winona, MO; Eula Reed of Birch Tree, MO; Jennive (Dimp) Shemwell of Winona, MO; Erma Hardwick of Fremont, MO, and Bessie Mauldin and husband, Bobby, of Winona, MO; two brothers-in-law, Richard Hardwick of Fremont, MO, and Doug (Tub) Blanks and wife, Mary, of Winona, MO; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Nellie loved to fish, cook, garden, sew and just enjoy time with her family. She could never get enough time with her grandbabies.  Nellie will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Glen Hampton officiating. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes. Summersville Beacon Mar. 15, 2011 
NOBLE H. BLANKS
05 Aug 1939 - 02 Apr 2002








 
Noble H. Blanks was born Aug. 5, 1939 to James Otho 'Coke' Blanks and Bertha Mae Bradshaw. He passed away Apr. 2, 2002 at the Ozarks Medical Center at West Plains MO at the age of 61 years. He was united in marriage to Nellie A. Kerr on Oct. 26, 1965 at Winona and three children were born to this union. Noble is preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Robert Blanks and four brothers. He is survived by his wife Nellie Blanks of Fremont; two daughters, Janet Naomi Carr and her husband Dan of Fremont, & Molly Ann Ice and her husband Danny of Mountain View; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Benjamin Blanks of Salem MO, , Clayton Blanks of Birch Tree MO and Doug Blanks of Winona MO; five sisters, Laura Hardwick, Jennive Shemwell, Viola Weaver & Bessie Mauldin, all of Winona, & Erma Hardwick of Van Buren. Noble will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Fri., Apr. 6, 2001 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona. Interment was at Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.
TABITHA DAWN BLEVINS



21 Dec 1989 - 28 Aug 2011





 

 

Tabitha Dawn Blevins was born December 21, 1989 in Springfield, Missouri to Stacy (Blevins) Hugg and Michael Dwayne Lee. She passed away August 28, 2011 in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 21 years. Tabitha is survived by her daughter, Dezabella Blevins of the home in Mountain View, Missouri; her mother, Stacy Hugg, and sister, Megan Blevins, of Mountain View; her father, Dwayne Lee, of Colorado; grandparents, Bill and Wanda Blevins of Mountain View; grandmother, Donna Lee, of Oklahoma; uncle Gilbert Blevins and wife, Paula, of Mountain View; aunt Glynis Doyle of Willow Springs, MO; cousins, Alicia Roughton, Springfield, MO, Brian Smith and wife, Rachel, and Sarah and Jesslyn Blevins, all of Mountain View; and a host of many family members and friends. Preceding her in death were her sister, Jessica Blevins; great grandparents, Frank and Pauline Delp and Dennis Lee; two great aunts, Virginia Renshaw and Ruth Ann Weininger; one uncle, Larry Deatherage; and cousin, Margaret Renshaw. Tabitha accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. She loved life and spending time with her daughter, Bella. She enjoyed taking her for rides on the lawn mower and playing outside with her. She loved Bella. Tabitha was a shopper. She loved to go to yards sales, no matter what the weather was. She could spend hours in one store. She loved going to the river with her daughter, Dezabella, and friends. Tabitha just loved going. She never wanted to be left behind, even if her family had to wait hours on her. Tabitha loved her family and her friends. She will be missed by all who loved her.

 

 

 

 

BOBBY LEROY
'BOB' BLUNKALL
24 Feb 1933 - 31 Aug 1996







 
Bobby Leroy Blunkall was born on February 24, 1933, at Winona, MO to William Edgar Blunkall and Mary Jane Hurt.  He departed this life on Aug. 31, 1996, at Winona, MO, at the age of 63. Bobby is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Tommy Blunkall; and four brothers, Sam,  Earl, Junior, and Darrell Blunkall. Bobby is survived by his son, Johnny Blunkall of Winona, MO; five daughters, Deborah Atchison of Teresita, MO, Carolyn Harrison of Frankford, MO, Robin Vermillion of Winona, MO, Becky Counts of Winona, MO, and Barbara Chambers of Winona, MO; three brothers, Edward Blunkall of Eminence, MO, Clifford Blunkall of Birch Tree, MO and J.C. Blunkall of Winona, MO; one sister, Gladys Parcell of Billings, MN; thirteen grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He enjoyed the river and liked to fish and hunt when his health permitted.  Bobby will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Services for Bobby L. Blunkall were held on Monday, Sept. 2, 1996, at 10:00 am at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Robert Sneede officiating.  Interment took place in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home.
Carol Ann Pelliccio
Basham Blunkall
19 Aug 1948 - 24 May 2010















 
Carol Ann Pelliccio Basham Blunkall - Born at Mount Vernon, New York on August 19, 1948 to Anthony and Beatrice (Northrup) Pelliccio. When Carol was 12 years old she moved to Missouri. It was there she met and married Danny Basham and had two children, Danny Scott and Sonja. Carol later married J.C. Blunkall and was blessed with two step-children, Carleen and Tim. Carol was a very loyal, kind and giving person. She strived to live her life using the Bible and values to lead her through life's journey. Carol was a true prankster at heart. She truly loved to joke and tease. She was a joy to be around. Carol wasn't just any grandmother she was special-just ask any of her grandchildren. Carol was crazy about her grandchildren. She would light up anytime she was around them. The only argument was 'I love you more'. 'Granny Sweet Pea' will never be forgotten. Carol lived her life having faith in her savior Jesus Christ. Carol fought the fight, she ran the race and now she is home with her savior. She achieved the goal that she worked so hard for. Carol was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Blunkall; parents, Anthony & Beatrice Pelliccio; and step-son & step-daughter-in-law, Tim & Shelly Blunkall. She is survived by her children, Danny Scott Basham; Sonja & Brock Vermillion; grandchildren Chaise Vermillion, Olivia & Caitlyn Basham, Steve & Brandon Voyles, Ryan Norris & wife Tiffany; Smokey Sullivan & husband Randal; Kelcee, Gavin & Hannah Blunkall; great-grandchildren, Dawson & Aiden Sullivan; Kaleb & Kasen Norris; Rylee Rome and Carter Voyles; many brothers, sisters, in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Carol will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Graveside services were held Thursday, May 27, 2010 at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Winona, MO with Randy Risner officiating under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.
CAROLYN SUE BLUNKALL
BRAWLEY HARRISON
Nov. 18, 1957 - Apr. 16, 2010















 
Carolyn Sue Blunkall Brawley Harrison was born Nov. 18, 1957, to Bobby Leroy 'Bob' Blunkall and Veheda Rose Mooney Blunkall Killingsworth in St. Louis, Mo. She left this life Aug. 26, 2010, while enjoying her time camping on the river, at the age of 52. She married Marvin Lloyd Brawley on 21 Dec 1970 at Winona. She married Danny Lee Harrison on 17 Jul 1987 at Bowling Green MO. She is preceded in death by her father Bobby Leroy 'Bob' Blunkall; one brother, Thomas Robert 'Tommy' Blunkall; and sister-in-law, Nancy Barnhill. She is survived by husband Danny Harrison; two daughters, Rebecca Joanne Harrison (Chris Tharp) and April Antionette Brawley (Ricky); two sons, Jewell Wayne Brawley and wife Darrah, and Randall Lee Harrison (Michelle); and seven grandchildren, Hannah, Dylan, Bailey, Jordan, Tyler, Ethan and Jacob; her mother, Vaheda Killingsworth, and husband Don; four sisters, Barb Chambers, Becky Counts, Debbie Atchison and Robin Gummo; and one brother Johnny 'Duck' Blunkall; and a very special friend Tina Baird. She is also survived by numerous other family and friends. Carolyn was a very loving mother and grandmother. Her kids were her pride and joy. She loved to fish, camp and keep people rolling with her humor. Also, she enjoyed spending time with her three dogs, Banjo, Chica and Shami but most of all spending time with her sister Barb. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She thought it was time to 'kick rocks' and 'get on up outta here.' She will see you on the other side! Good-bye Momma! We love and miss you! Graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, Mo., with Rev. Greg Richardson officiating under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes of Winona, Mo.

CLARENCE 'EDWARD'
BLUNKALL
17 Apr 1936 - 24 Aug 2007













 
Clarence Edward Blunkall was born on April 17, 1936 at Winona , MO to Edgar and Mary (Hurt) Blunkall and passed away August 24, 2007 at his home in Eminence, MO at the age of 71 years. Edward married Wanda Campbell on June 8, 1957 and to this union three sons were born, Kenneth, Steven and Richard. Those who passed before him are his parents Edgar and Mary; one son Richard; six brothers Sam, Earl, Junior, Bob, Clifford and Darrell; and one sister Gladys Parcell. Those he leaves to mourn are Wanda Blunkall of Eminence; two sons Kenneth Blunkall and wife Tracy of Eminence, MO; Steven Blunkall of Eminence, MO; one adopted daughter Brenda Lowell and husband Darryl of Summersville, MO; one brother JC Blunkall and wife Carol of Winona, MO; one brother-in-law Roger Campbell and wife Anita of Frankfort, KY; four grandchildren Clint Smotherman, Brittany Burrus, Kelly Burrus, Jeri Gale Carr; two great grandchildren Russell Counts and Alyssa Carr; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. Edward grew up in a home full of love and care. He lived in Winona and Eminence during his lifetime and he raised his sons in Eminence, MO. Edward drove a bulk gas truck for 30 years. In the early years he worked for Bub and Gloria Frye, and he later worked for Empire Gas. Edward cared for his customers and he made lots of friends in his years of delivering gas. Edward is leaving an empty place in our hearts, but he also leaves us with many good and happy memories. Funeral Services were held Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 1:00 pm at the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery in Shannondale , MO with Arthur Green officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence, MO.


Jimmy Dean Blunkall
19 Apr 1963 - 05 Nov 2009
















 

 

 

Jimmy Dean Blunkall was born April 19, 1963 at Winona, MO the son of William Earl Blunkall and Mabel June (Culpepper) Blunkall. He passed away November 5, 2009 at Carthage, MO at the age of 46 years. He was united in marriage to Michele Holland on July 25, 1986 and to this union three children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents Earl and June Blunkall; and two brothers Jerry Blunkall and Donnie Blunkall. He is survived by his former wife Michele Blunkall of Sarcoxie, MO; three sons Brandon Blunkall and Crystal Coleman of Sarcoxie, MO, Justin Blunkall of Sarcoxie, MO, and Brian Blunkall and wife Brandy of Sarcoxie, MO; three grandchildren Kasen Blunkall, Mikayla Thurman and Cierra Coleman all of Sarcoxie, MO; two brothers Roger Blunkall and wife Patricia of Claremore, Ok and Dennis Blunkall and wife Mary of Winona, MO; four sisters Wanda Seay of Rosebud, AR, Earlene Nichols of Claremore, OK, Mary Gowan and husband Rick of Overland Park, KS and Brenda Robertson of Puxico, MO; and a host of other family and friends. Jimmy graduated from Winona High School. He worked in construction and traveled the country in his job, living in several states including Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and Colorado. He was a collector, and enjoyed collecting pens and knives. He enjoyed being in the outdoors, barbequing, being on the river boat riding, and hunting. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and his pets. He was a loving father, grandfather and brother. Visitation was held Sunday, November 9, 2009 from 6-9PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona. Funeral Services were held Monday, November 9, 2009 at 1PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree with Rev. Jack Honeycutt officiating. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.

Johnny Carl ‘J. C.’
Blunkall
08 Apr 1943 - 29 Oct 2009





















 
Johnny Carl Blunkall, was born April 8, 1943 at his home in Winona, MO. He departed this life on October 29, 2009 at the age of 66. He married Betty Parcel on June 6, 1966. To this union two children were born, Carleen Norris and Tim Blunkall. He was united in marriage to Carol Pelliccio Basham on February 7, 1986. Carol brought two children into this union, Danny Scott Basham and Sonja Vermillion. JC was preceded in death by his parents, William Edgar and Mary Jane Hurt Blunkall; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Shelly Blunkall; brothers, Sam, Earl, Junior, Bob, Edward, Clifford, and Darrell; sister Gladys; and mother-in-law Beatrice Pelliccio. He is survived by his wife, Carol; children Carleen and Troy Norris, Danny Scott Basham, Sonja and Brock Vermillion; grandchildren Ryan and Tiffany Norris, Smokey and Randal Sullivan, Chaise Vermillion, Kelcee, Gavin and Hannah Blunkall, Olivia and Caitlyn Basham and Steve Voyles and Brandon Voyles; great grandchildren Dawson and Aiden Sullivan, Kaleb and Kasen Norris, Rylee Rome and Carter Voyles; many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. JC drove a truck for many years and later hauled pine poles, drove a school bus for the Winona School, and worked for the Shannon County Road District. He enjoyed hunting, telling stories (over & over), and visiting with family and friends. He is loved by many and will be sadly missed. Visitation was held Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona. Graveside services followed at 1PM at Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona with Randy Risner officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.

Thank You

We would like to express a heartfelt 'Thank You' to our family and friends for your support and words of comfort. Thank you for the food, flowers, cards, kind words, thoughts and prayers. Your love and caring will always be remembered.

The family of J.C. Blunkall

J.C., Patti, Sara, Jason, Sonia, Brook and Brackin

Nancy, Chris, Angela, Greg, Heather and Ryan


JUNIOR ALONZO 'TINY'
BLUNKALL
19 Feb 1929 - 15 Oct 1986


 
Junior Alonzo Blunkall, age 57, a truck driver for Dealer's Transient Co., died Oct. 15, 1986 at Veteran's Administration Medical Center.  Mr. Blunkall, of Goodyear, Arizona  was born in West Eminence, Mo. and moved to Arizona two years ago. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.  Survivors include his wife, Vivian; daughter, Mary; son, Vern Derryberry; a sister; five brothers; and two grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 23029 N. Cave Creek, with arrangements by Greer Chapel and Funeral Home.  NOTE: He was the son of William Edgar 'Ed' Blunkall and Mary Jane Hurt.
MABEL 'JUNE' CULPEPPER BLUNKALL KOLLER
01 Jun 1929 - 02 Feb 1992










 
Mabel 'June' Culpepper was born
June 1, 1929 at West Eminence Mo and departed this life on February 2, 1992 at her home in Piedmont, at the age of 62 years, 8 months, and 1 day.  She was formerly of Winona.  She was the daughter of the late Olen and Faye Culpepper. She was united in marriage on May 18, 1947 to the late Earl Blunkall and to this marriage there were nine children born. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two infant sons; one brother; and one son-in-law. She leaves to mourn her departure, four daughters, Wanda Seay of Alba, Texas; Earlene Nichols of Claremore, Oklahoma; Mary Gowan and Brenda Robertson, both of Piedmont, MO; three sons, Roger of Birch Tree, MO; Dennis of Winona, MO; and Jimmy  of Piedmont, MO; three sons-in-law; three daughters-in-law; twelve grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters; and several nieces, nephews, and friends. June gave her heart to God in 1959 and was baptized in the name of Jesus.  She always gave God praise for His loving care for her while she raised her family.  She will be missed greatly by her family and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 4, 1992 at the New Testament Church of Jesus Christ in Winona with Johnny Radford and Clifton Beacher officiating.  Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery at Winona under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. 


RAYMOND 'DARRELL'
BLUNKALL
15 Nov 1944 - 28 Jul 1979




 
Raymond 'Darrell' Blunkall,
age 34, of Winona died as a result of a truck accident Thursday, July 28 near Bourbon, Mo. Services were held Saturday, July 30 at 10 a.m. in the Winona Assembly of God Church with burial in Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home.

 (Note  - Son of William Edgar 'Ed' Blunkall and Mary Jane Hurt. He married Sandra Marion and had a daughter, Stacy).
  


SAMUEL THOMAS 'SAM'
BLUNKALL
Jul. 28, 1922 - Apr. 5, 1988












 
Samuel Thomas Blunkall, age 65,
of Winona, MO lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday morning April 5, 1988 at the Veterans Hospital in Poplar Bluff. He served his country with honors, receiving the following awards:  The Presidential Citation, Silver Star, Bronze Star, and The Good Conduct Medal.  He is the son of Edgar and Mary Blunkall and is survived by his wife Vanita, son Gary Dale Blunkall of St. Charles, MO, grandchildren Dustin and Sheila Blunkall of Bourbon, MO, one sister Gladys Parcell, four brothers, Bob, Edward, Clifford and J.C. and a host of relatives and friends. He enjoyed trail riding and having Dustin and Sheila, whom he affectionately called 'Gator' and 'Baby' join him for those rides. Sam left his own testimony with these words 'I pray not for physical healing but that my soul will be with the Lord.' Funeral services were held Friday, April 8 at Duncan Funeral Chapel at Winona with Rev. Golden Hampton officiating.  Burial in Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. - CARD OF THANKS - The family of Sam BLUNKALL want to thank everyone for everything they did for us during the loss of our loved one; for the food, flowers, cards; for every thoughtful thing they did; to the Pallbearers; the BRESSLERS for their music; Osborn JOHNS for opening and closing the grave; to Allen AKERS for the wonderful tribute he gave; to Golden HAMPTON for his comforting words; and to the ladies from the Bartlett community that served lunch. ---Wife, Vanita BLUNKALL; son, Gary BLUNKALL; Grandchildren, Sheila and Dustin.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave, May 25, 1988.


Vanita Eileen 'Nete'
Sallee Blunkall
Feb. 23, 1925 - Feb. 4, 2010











 

Vanita Eileen 'Nete' Sallee Blunkall was born February 23, 1925 at West Eminence, MO. She was the daughter of Gustav L. 'Gus' Sallee and Delores 'Bessie' Yearwood. Nete departed this life on February 4, 2010 at the Birch Tree Place nursing home at the age of 84 years.  Nete was united in marriage to Samuel Thomas 'Sam' Blunkall.  She was preceded in death by her husband Sam Blunkall, her parents Gus and Bessie Sallee and her two brothers Carl Sallee and Donald Sallee. She is survived by one son Gary Blunkall and wife Kathy of Kirkwood, MO; two grandchildren Dustin Blunkall and Sheila Roach of Bourbon, MO and their mother Mariea Johanning also of Bourbon, MO; three great-grandchildren Alice and Sammy Roach and Jacob Blunkall; two sisters Dorthia Ballance of Rosebury, OR and Linda Clark of Van Buren, MO.  Her caregiver Vivan Ward was with her throughout her illness and did a wonderful job of caring for her.  Nete was loved by all who knew her. She would keep you laughing for hours by telling of the many adventures she and Sam had along the way often drawing stories from their trail riding experiences. Nete was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and sister-in-law.  She will be sadly missed by her family and her many friends.  Funeral services were held Monday, February 8, 2010 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Andy Bressler and Robert Medley officiating. Interment was in
Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.



TIMOTHY JEROME 'TIM'
BLUNKALL
21 Jun 1972 - 20 Sep 2007



&
SHELLY DIANE TIPTON
16 May 1974 - 20 Sep 2007







 
Shelly Diane Tipton, daughter of Rhonda Atkins and Verlin Tipton was born May 16, 1974 in West Plains, MO. She departed this life on September 20, 2007 at the young age of 33 years.
Timothy Jerome Blunkall son of J.C. Blunkall and Betty Parcel was born on June 21, 1972 in West Plains, MO. He departed this life on September 20, 2007 at the young age of 35 years.
Tim and Shelly were united in marriage on June 26, 1993 at the Assembly of God in Winona , MO. To this union 3 children were born, Kelcee Jean 17, Gavin Heath 13 and Hannah Audree 9. They were preceded in death by Tim's mother Betty (Parcel) Blunkall Counts; Tim's grandfather Albert Parcel; Tim's grandparents Ed and Mary Blunkall; and Shelly's grandfather Norman Atkins; Shelly's grandparents Albert and Edith Tipton and great grandmother Velma Cooper. They are survived by their 3 children Kelcee, Gavin and Hannah; Shelly's mother Rhonda, brother Toby Tipton and nephew Keegan; grandmother Evelyn Atkins, Father Verlin; aunts Beverly Tune and Norma Counts; Tim's father J.C. and his wife Carol, sister Carleen and her husband Troy Norris, stepfather Joe Counts; grandmother Janet Parcel; 2 aunts Kay Pulliam and Judy Parcel; stepsister Sonya Vermillion; 3 stepbrothers Lesley and Wesley Counts and Danny Basham; niece Smokey Sullivan; nephew Ryan Norris; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Tim was employed with Bland Trucking. He was a hard worker, a loving son, brother, husband, father and friend. Shelly was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. Shelly was always at Tim's side. God knew they couldn't make it without each other so he took them both. Anyone who knew them loved them. They were the finest people you could ever meet. They were always there and would do without if they thought someone was in need. Tim and Shelly were saved and baptized on July 21, 2002. They will always be remembered and sadly missed. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 12:00PM at the Assembly of God Church in Winona , MO with Rev. Darrell Jones officiating. Interment was in
Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona, MO.
WANDA SUE BLUNKALL
SANDERS SEAY



07 Sep 1948 - 07 Apr 2010









 

 

Wanda Sue Blunkall Sanders Seay - Age 61, Winona, MO passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Searcy Ave. Funeral services for Wanda Seay Blunkall will be at 3 p.m.  Friday, April 9, 2010 at the funeral chapel in Winona with interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes of Winona. The family will receive their friends at 1-3 p.m.  Friday, April 9, 2010 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona.

 

Wanda Blunkall Sanders Seay - Born September 7, 1948 at Winona, MO the daughter of William Earl Blunkall and Mabel June Culpepper Blunkall. She passed away suddenly on April 7, 2010 at her home in Searcy, AR. She was 61 years old. Wanda married first Kenny Sanders, and later Jackie Melton Seay, who preceded her in death; parents Earl and June Blunkall; three brothers Donnie, Jerry and Jimmy Blunkall. Wanda is survived by two daughters Linda Grubb and husband Bo of Van Buren, MO; Shelli Underwood and husband Kenny of Rose Bud, AR; two brothers Roger Blunkall and wife Patricia of Claremore, OK; Dennis Blunkall and wife Mary Lou of Winona, MO; three sisters Earlene Nichols of Claremore, OK; Mary Gowan and husband Rick of Overland Park, KS; Brenda Robertson and fiancé Stanley Shriver of Wappapello, MO; three grandchildren Kari Grubb of Van Buren, MO; Jennifer Bomar and husband Alan of Rose Bud, AR; Heather Grubb of Van Buren, MO; three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Wanda enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as her dog. She enjoyed crocheting and embroidery, spending time at Wal-Mart, 'gossiping' and spending time on the internet. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Services were held Friday, April 9th, 2010 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel of Winona, MO with Alice Fowler officiating. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.

 

Ervin Carl 'Tinker'
Bockman
Dec. 5, 1924 - May 17, 2010

























 
Ervin Carl 'Tinker' Bockman- 85 years old - Worland resident - Passed away May 17, 2010 at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland. Tinker was born in Winona, Missouri to Arthur 'Otto' and Alma Bonnie (Chronister) Bockman on December 5, 1924. Tinker grew up in Missouri. He followed the timber business from Missouri to Colorado, then to Oregon and later to Wyoming, where he settled, working in the timber with Jess Vanarsdall. He and his brothers operated one of the largest logging camps (Bockman Timber Camp) in Colorado from the early 50's to the early 70's. He married Irene Karns in Gould, Colorado. To this union two daughters were born, Bonnie and Vicki. Later, he married Dorothy Vanarsdall of Gould, Colorado. To this union four more daughters were born, Beverly, Jo, Carla and Sally. Tinker was a remarkable fly fisherman; he loved to fish, especially if it was with his best friend and companion Tuffie. 'Oh the stories they could tell.' He was given the nickname 'Tinker' because of his mechanic abilities. He was always tinkering with anything that had a gas engine. Such as his diesel engines, wood trucks and power saws. Tinker also was a heavy equipment operator, building numerous logging roads, timber camps and oil field locations. He loved to travel, say the word and he would be in the vehicle packed and waiting on you! He never met a stranger. His motto was 'treat people like you want to be treated'. He lived by that, with his many friends and family as proof. His love for all of God's creatures was apparent in his surroundings; he befriended all the woodland creatures any where he went. He loved to watch the baby owls each year at his place. Another unique attribute of Tinker was that he like to celebrate BOTH his birthday's. According to him, Thanks to President Bush and those darn Republicans, they messed up his birthday on his driver's license. So, being the generous person he was, he decided that since he had been given another birthday, he was going to enjoy it with another party and cake! He was preceded in death by his parents, and five brothers, Fred, Paul, Don, C.M.; and Thomas Bockman. Tinker is survived by his daughters: Bonnie Gardner of Jefferson City, MO; Vicki (Brian) Boaz of St. Roberts, MO; Beverly (Tom) DeSomber of Ten Sleep, WY; Jo Bockman of Worland, WY; Carla (Billy) Norris of Winona, MO; and Sally (Steve) Craft of Worland. He is also survived by one sister: Alyne Dailey of Winona, MO; grandchildren: Shane Sexton of Arizona; Tina Sexton of Colorado Springs, CO; Jeff Boaz of NC; Jason Norris of Winona, MO; Randy Bodray of Great Falls, MT; Wyatt Bodray of Cheyenne, WY; Ashley Craft of Worland, WY; Megan Craft of Billings, MT; Nicholas, Zeb and Joseph Craft all of Worland, WY; 13 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial services were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2010 at the Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment took place at 3:00 p.m. at the Ten Sleep Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation in care of Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 524, Worland, WY 82401.
NOMA 'BEULAH'
WRIGHT BOCKMAN
17 Sep 1914 - 18 Sep 1991







 
Noma 'Beulah' Wright was born September 17, 1914 at Winona, MO the daughter of John R. and Emma Stout Wright and departed this life on September 18, 1991 at her home in Winona, MO at the age of 77  years. She was united in marriage to William Wesley Bockman on July 2, 1933 at Salem, Mo and to this union three children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Wesley Bockman; one daughter, Dr. Emma Lou Bockman; two brothers, Burl and Hubert; and two sisters, Ruth Williams and Lee Randolph. She is survived by her two sons, Gary Bockman of Springfield, MO; and Dr. Dale E. Bockman of Augusta, GA; two brothers, Charles Wright of Winona, MO; and Dewain Wright of Macomb, MO; one sister, Effie Seaman of Springfield, MO; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 21, 1991 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Winona with Coe Haynes officiating.  Interment was in Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. 
WILLIAM WESLEY 'WES'
BOCKMAN
May 23, 1912 - Aug. 1, 1989








 
William Wesley Bockman was born May 23, 1912, in Winona MO, to John William and LuLa Powell Bockman.  He passed away Aug. 1, 1989, in Springfield, MO, at the age of 77.  He was joined in marriage to Beulah Wright July 2, 1933, in Salem, MO.  To this union were born three children:  Dale Edward, Emma Lou, and Gary John Bockman. He is survived by his wife; one brother, Dwight L. Bockman of Phoenix, AZ; Dr. Dale E. and Jackie Bockman of Augusta, GA; Gary Bockman of Springfield, MO; five grandchildren, William Ray, Rebecca Ann, Dale Rhett, Steven Loring Bockman, and Jennifer Bockman Ciechan; and five great grandchildren, Erin and Lauren Bockman, Shannon Redd, and Steven and Kellie Ciechan. He was preceded in death by:  three brothers, Powell, Guy, and Melvin Bockman; and his daughter, Dr. Emma Lou Bockman. He spent much of his life as a merchant and contractor in Winona.  He was of the Methodist faith.  He donated his body to the University of Missouri School of Medicine in the belief that the knowledge gained would help others. Memorial services were held Sat., Aug. 5, 1989 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev. Coe Haynes officiating, under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.  
Sunny Aaron Bogart
Jul. 11, 1967 - Apr. 4, 2010













 
Sunny Aaron Bogart - Born July 11, 1967, in Brownsville, Texas, to Jack Bogart and Kitten Jean (Kuhl) Lewis. He passed away in Mountain View, Mo., on April 4, 2010, at the age of 42 years. He was united in marriage to Christina Fisher on July 1, 2004, in Ash Flat, Ark. Sunny was preceded in death by his father, Jack Bogart; his stepfather, Ken Lewis; and his grandmother Marion Kuhl. He is survived by his mother, Kitten Lewis of Mountain View, Mo.; his wife, Christina Bogart of Mountain View, Mo.; one son, Ramiro Rodriguez Fisher of Henrietta, N.C.; three daughters, KJ Lewis of Mountain View, Mo., Reina Santos and husband Carlos of Forest City, N.C., and Elena Putman and husband Justin of Moorseboro, N.C.; one sister, Pauline Lewis of Mountain View, Mo.; one granddaughter, Makenzie Putman; many relatives, friends, and neighbors. Sunny enjoyed horseback riding, singing and being with his family. He loved people of all ages. He was always a good husband, father and friend. We will miss you. He was always around to lend a helping hand to anyone. He lost his life saving three other people. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be held Friday, April 9, 2010, at 10 a.m. with services following at 11 a.m. at the Duncan Funeral Home Chapel in Mountain View, Mo., with Father Ernie Marquart officiating. Interment will be in the Harlow Cemetery in Mountain View, Mo., under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.
NOTE: Sunny attended Saint John Vianney Catholic Church of Mountain View.
DEWEY J. BOLIN
11 Jul 1894 - 13 Apr 1989








 
Dewey J. Bolin was born July 11, 1894 at Hutton Valley, MO the son of Hercules Wingate 'Harry' Bolin and Laura Augusta Clary and departed this life on April 13, 1989 at Birch View Nursing Center in Birch Tree, MO at the age of 94 years. He was married to Lula Mable Allison on September 22, 1912 at Eminence, MO and to this union two children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lula; twelve brothers and sisters; and one grandson. He is survived by one son, Leverett E. 'Jim' Bolin and daughter-in-law, Berniece (Baker) of Eminence, MO; one daughter, Evelyn Sapp (Richard) of Springfield, MO; one granddaughter, Marilyn Sue Bland (Curtis Dale) of Eminence, MO; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Dewey was a member of the First Baptist Church, taught a bible class and from time to time preached. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 15 at 1 pm in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with brother Herald DeWeese officiating. Interment was in Munsell Chapel Cemetery  under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain. View. 
LEVERETT E. 'JIM'
BOLIN
01 Feb 1914 - 24 Mar 1998













 
Leverett E. 'Jim' Bolin
was born Feb. 1, 1914 to Dewey and Lula (Allison) Bolin at Eminence, MO.  He passed away at his home in Eminence on March 24, 1998 after an extended illness at the age of 84 years. He attended grade school at Munsell and finished his education at Eminence High School.  He was married to Berniece Baker on November 26,  1933.  To this union two children were born; a son, John Jay and a daughter, Marilyn Sue. Jim was baptized at an early age and remained a member of the Eminence Baptist Church. He held various jobs including operating a sawmill, highway construction work, and farming.  His most memorable and  fulfilling job was as Shannon County Sheriff for eight years.  He later moved from the farm to a location nearer Eminence to spend time doing his favorite hobbies: tending his vegetable and flower gardens. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lula and Dewey Bolin; his son, Jay Bolin; and one brother-in-law, Richard Sapp. He is survived by his wife Berniece Bolin of the home; his daughter, Marilyn and husband Curtis Bland of Eminence; and his sister, Evelyn Sapp of Birch View Nursing Center of Birch Tree, MO; seven grandchildren, Jim Bland of Springfield, MO, Tony Bland of Eminence, MO, John, Steven and Christie White of Oklahoma, David and Johanna Bolin of Springfield, MO; and eight great grandchildren.  He was a good father, grandfather, and a wonderful great-grandfather and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Friday, March 27, 1998 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence with Rev. Alan Stringer officiating. Interment was in the Munsell Chapel Cemetery  under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.  
Joseph E. 'Joe'
BOLIN
29 Mar 1881 - 24 Mar 1945
 
Joe Bolin p
assed away at his home just north of Winona last Saturday.  He had been an invalid for several years, and for many months his recovery had been without hope on the part of his loved ones.  Interment was at the Munsell Chapel Cemetery , near his old home, on Monday afternoon.  He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Susie Ann Allison, and three brothers of this vicinity: Dewey Bolin of Eminence, Geo. Bolin of Winona, and Fred Bolin of the Munsell community.
LULA MABEL
ALLISON BOLIN
22 Nov 1897 - 17 Mar 1988








 
Lula Mable Allison was born November 22, 1897 at Low Wassie, MO the daughter of Joseph and Ella Julian Allison and departed this life on March 17, 1988 at St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, MO at the age of 91 years, 3 months and 25 days. Lula was married to Dewey J. Bolin on September 22, 1912 at Eminence, MO and to this union two children were born, a son and a daughter. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister. She is survived by her husband, Dewey, of the home; a son, Jim Bolin of Eminence, MO; and a daughter, Evelyn Sapp of Springfield, MO; a daughter-in-law, Berniece; two grandchildren, John J. Bolin of Mountain View, MO; and Marilyn Bland of Eminence, MO; seven great grandchildren. Lula accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age and remained faithful until death.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She will be sadly missed by all. Lula and Dewey were married for 75 years.  Funeral services were held Saturday, March 19 at 1 pm in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with Bro. Herald DeWeese officiating. Interment was  in Munsell Chapel Cemetery  under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.
STELLA LEE
CONWAY BOLIN
06 Nov 1916 - 26 Feb 2004












 
Stella Lee Conway, age 87, Stockton, Mo., died Thursday, February 26, 2004 at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo. She was born November 6, 1916 to Joseph Henry Conway and Lillie Mae Swiney. On December 7, 1933, she married Leonard Erwin Bolin at Salem, Mo. To this union a son and daughter were born. She was a beautician for several years in Eminence. She and her husband started Eminence Lumber Company and owned and operated it for several years. They were also owners, for 13 years, Circle B Campground Resort on Jacks Fork River. At an early age, she accepted Christ as her personal savior. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Eminence. After her husband died, she moved with her daughter and family to Stockton and attended First Southern Baptist Church until her death. Survivors include a son, Don Bolin and his wife Joyce, of Eminence; a daughter, Maryann Hampton and her husband Robert, of Stockton; a sister, Mildred Brown, of Pensacola, Fla.; five grandchildren, James Bolin, Tim Bolin, Janet Harman, Kathy Shellhorn and Kim Hensley; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Henry Conway and Lillie Mae Swiney; three sisters, Sue Reed, Irene Volner and Kathryn Vansicle; and two brothers, Paul Conway and Homer Myers. Services were Saturday, February 28 at Brumback Funeral Home, with burial in Munsell Chapel Cemetery , Eminence, under the direction of Brumback Funeral Home.
Geneva Juanita
Smith Bolton

Geneva Bolton

15 Feb 1917 - 16 Dec 2012


























 

Geneva Juanita Smith Bolton, daughter of Jink and Lueanna Smith was born February 15, 1917, and passed away on December 16, 2012, at the age of 95. She was born on the Fursman Place on Jacks Fork River near Eminence in Shannon County, Missouri. She was married to John Bolton who passed away in 1971 at the age of 59. They lived together in Jefferson City, Missouri for many years. Geneva was preceded in death by her father Jink, mother Lueanna, and brothers Calvin (and wife, Wilma), Arnold (and wife, Fern) and sister Mescal (and husband, James). She is survived by her daughter Joan Blackburn, grandchildren Debra Ann, John Mark, Matthew (and wife, Judene), David, and Jack Jr. (and wife, Mary). She also was blessed by six great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren and many beloved nephews and nieces. Geneva had a wonderful and meaningful career. In the 1st grade she had decided to be a teacher and never changed her mind. As a graduate of Eminence High School and Southwest Missouri State College she became a teacher at Alley School District #887 in 1940. After teaching eight years at Alley she was asked to teach Vocational Home Economics at Eminence High School. There she taught an additional eight years. Geneva resigned from Eminence High School in 1956 after receiving an invitation to join the Department of Education as a Consultant in the Food Service (School Lunch) Program. This job afforded Geneva twenty-six years of challenges, rewards, and lasting friendships with school employees. Her work took her to all schools in Missouri -public, private, and parochial. She worked with other state departments, USDA representatives and people from all walks of life. Geneva traveled all over Missouri and the United States but for her nothing could compare to the hills of Shannon County. After spending forty-two years in the education system and loving every moment, she retired. She eventually moved back to the family farm on the Jacks Fork River outside Eminence where she spent her final years. Geneva’s greatest passion was her family. Keeping in contact by cards, letters, and phone calls she was willing to help them in any way she could. She also enjoyed gardening, yard work, and photographing the family. She was a great historian of local families and culture of Shannon County. She also was a founding member of the West Eminence Christian Church. Geneva Bolton passed away at Birch Tree Place where she was cared for during the final months of her long life. She will be remembered with love and respect by all who knew her.

 

VISITATION:   Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 6:00pm - 8:00pm,           Duncan Funeral Chapel - Eminence, MO 

SERVICES:       Thursday, December 20, 2012, 10:00am, Duncan Funeral Chapel - Eminence, MO 

INTERMENT:    New Eminence Cemetery, Eminence, MO

 

ROBERT BISHOP BORAM
27 May 1846 - 30 Nov 1925







 
Mountain view standard: Robert Boram DEAD……Robert Boram of Monteer, one of the first real estate men of that section, and a highly respected citizen of that community, died at his home November 30, 1925, leaving a widow, - children and many friends to mourn the loss of a loving husband and father, relative and friend, and one of the greatest boosters for the Ozarks we have ever known. Progress and public spirit were two of his ideals in life and he always was in the lead, during ______ activities. The remains were held until Thursday to await the arrival of relatives from a distance. To the bereaved ones, the Standard extends the sympathy of the community in their hour of sorrow.  NOTE: MO Death Cert.#38654: Born May 27, 1846 - died Nov. 30, 1925 - Born in England, died at Montier, Shannon Co MO. Son of Arthur Boram (England) and Jane Bishop (England). Occupation: Real Estate. Married to Elizabeth S. Boram. Burial Dec. 3, 1925. Informant Elizabeth S. Boram, Montier.
BERTHA LUREDA
WARREN BOWEN
BROADFOOT BOUNDS
26 Feb 1913 - 10 Aug 2003










 
Bertha Lureda Warren was born
to Victoria (BROWN) and Charley WARREN on February 26, 1913 in Coutner Co ID. She passed away August 10, 2003 at her home in Winona MO at the age of 90 years. She was united in marriage to Charley Merl BOWEN on February 29, 1936. To this union four sons were born. Charley preceded her in death on April 6, 1960. She was united in marriage to Elbert E. BROADFOOT on April 22, 1964. He preceded her in death April 2, 1975. She then married James W. BOUNDS on December 22, 1980, and he preceded her in death on February 8, 1986. Also preceding her in death were her parents, Victoria and Charley; two son, George Alexander and Earl Franklin; a grandson, Golden Ray BOWEN, Jr., and eleven brothers and sisters. She leaves to mourn her passing two sons, Golden BOWEN, Sr. and wife Geneva, Winona MO, and David BOWEN and wife Janis, Plant City FL; five grandchildren, Darlene, Lavada, Elisha, Wesley and Earl Jr.; 12 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; two sisters, Moline GILBERT, Eminence, and Arcie MIDDLETON, Florissant MO; and many other family members and friends. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona MO with Rev. Bud PRICE and Teresa PRICE officiating. Interment was in the New Eminence Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona MO. 
DOUGLAS CHARLES 'D. C.'
BOWDEN
18 Jun 1908 - 07 Feb 2007
















 
Douglas Charles Bowden, son
of Florence Ann (BORAM) BOWDEN and Charles BOWDEN, was born June 18, 1908 at Birch Tree, MO and passed away February 7, 2007 at Birch Tree Place in Birch Tree, MO. He was united in marriage to Helen LEMONS on August 17, 1931 in Kansas City , MO. The couple returned to Birch Tree in 1937 and except for a short time spent in Canyon City , CO during the 1940’s, they spent their entire lives in the Birch Tree area. Helen preceded him in death on January 8, 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Helen, and one brother Harry BOWDEN. In addition to his parents, wife and brother, Mr. BOWDEN is also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law Juanita BOWDEN and Granddaughter-in-law Nancy BOWDEN. D.C. BOWDEN is survived by two children, David Douglas 'Doug' BOWDEN and wife Katherine of Birch Tree, MO and Phillip 'Keith' BOWDEN and wife Janice of West Plains, MO; four grandchildren, David BOWDEN and Katherine Louise BOWDEN both of Birch Tree, MO; Dr. Elizabeth SIMPSON and husband Richard SIMPSON of Blue Springs, MO; and Dr. Scott BOWDEN and wife Marsha of Mountain View, MO; three step grandchildren, Matthew LANGSTON of Kansas City, MO; Jon McKamie LANGSTON of West Plains, MO; and Amber LANGSTON of Columbia, MO; and seven great grandchildren, Lincoln BOWDEN, Kay JOHNSON, Sarah FELDBAUMER, Alan SIMPSON, Joe SIMPSON, Alicia BOWDEN, and Anna BOWDEN. Mr. BOWDEN was a longtime businessman, banker, and community leader in the Birch Tree area. He was a member and a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Birch Tree, a member of the Birch Tree Chamber of Commerce and the Birch Tree Development Corporation. Funeral services were held Monday February 12, 2007 at the First Baptist Church in Birch Tree, MO with Reverend Aaron DAVIS officiating. Interment was held in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Birch Tree, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree, MO.

NANCY LEE
WHITE BOWDEN
14 Nov 1949 - 08 Jan 2005









 
Nancy Lee White was b
orn November 14, 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Lee R. and Irene Curtis White. She departed this life on January 8, 2005 at her residence in Birch Tree, Missouri at the age of 55 years. She was united in marriage to David D. Bowden on July 17, 1980 in Birch Tree, Missouri. Nancy received her master’s degree in education from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri in 1993. She had taught in the Winona School District for 20 years. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Earlene Ruthland and Shirley White. Nancy is survived by her husband, David D. Bowden; daughters Kay Johnson and husband Greg; Sarah Feldbaumer and husband Derick; and son Link Bowden, all of Birch Tree, Missouri; parent Lee R. and Irene Curtis White, of Mammoth Springs, Arkansas; and sister Kathy Crawford of Fort Worth, Texas. She was a member of MSTA and the First Baptist Church of Birch Tree, Missouri. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 11 at 2 p.m. at the Winona High school Gymnasium in Winona, Missouri with Ron Richardson and Rev. John Birkhead officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Yarber Mortuary of Mountain View. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Fund at the Bank of Birch Tree.
Golden Ray Bowen, Jr.
28 Mar 1970 - 22 Sep 1994
















 
Golden Ray Bowen, Jr. was born
to Geneva Pearl (Skaggs) and Golden Ray Bowen, Sr., on March 28, 1970 at Houston, MO.  He graduated from Winona High School in May, 1988. In December 1990 he met a very special lady, Mary Jane Mauldin, and on February 16, 1991, they were united in marriage.  On March 18, 1993, a beautiful little girl was born to this union, being named Michelle Dawn. He was employed by Frost Sawmill of Birch Tree, MO where he enjoyed his co-workers very much. He departed this life on September 22, 1994 in Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO, attaining age of 24 years, 5 months, and 24 days. He leaves to mourn his passing, his parents; his wife and baby of Winona, MO; two sisters, Darlene Horst and husband Phil and children Justin and Alexandria of Nixa, MO, and Lavada Romero of Winona, MO; a grandmother, Bertha Bounds of Winona, MO; five brothers-in-law, Toby Mauldin and wife Jewel, Truman Mauldin and wife Joyce of Alton, MO, Emery Mauldin and wife Opal of Thayer, MO, Bobby and wife Bessie, Carl and wife Judy of Winona, MO; three aunts, Lillie Conaway of Winona, MO, Eva Honeycutt of Birch Tree, MO, and Millie Osburn of Fremont, MO; one uncle, David Bowen of Lakeland, FL, and many other cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Those preceding him in death were his grandfathers, Corbey Skaggs and Charley Bowen; his grandmother, Hazel Counts; three uncles, Earl Bowen, Bill Counts, and Roy Dixon; a cousin, Kendra Osburn; and two step-fathers, Elbert Broadfoot and Jimmy Bounds. He will be missed by all who knew him and good memories will always remain. Funeral services were held on Monday, September 26, 1994 at 1 p.m., at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO, with Rev. Greg Richardson officiating.  Interment was in Pine Lawn Cemetery at Winona, under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.
GOLDEN RAY 'SARGE'
BOWEN, SR.
14 Mar 1938 - 25 Sep 2007







 
'Gone Fishing' - Golden Ray Bowen, Sr., born March 14, 1938 at Big Creek, north of Eminence in Shannon County, MO to Bertha Lureada (Warren) and Charley Merl Bowen. He passed away at his home in Winona , MO September 25, 2007 at the age of 69 years, 6 months and 11 days. He married Geneva Pearl Skaggs on June 17, 1959 at Winona , MO. To this union 3 children were born Geneva 'Darlene' Horst, Lavada Rae Kester and Golden Ray Bowen, Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents Charley and Bertha; two brothers Earl and George Bowen; his son Golden Ray Bowen, Jr.; his mother-in-law Hazel Counts; and father-in-law Corba Skaggs. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Geneva of their home; daughter Darlene Horst, husband Phil and their children Justin and Allie of Safford, AZ; Lavada Kester, companion Mike Washburn and her son Joe Tyler Norris and his children Michael and Samantha of St. Genevieve, MO; daughter-in-law Mary Bowen and daughter Michelle of Winona, MO; one brother David Bowen and wife Janice of Plant City, FL; sisters-in-law Eva Honeycutt and husband Charley of Winona, MO; Millie Osborne and husband Willard of Winona, MO; and Lillie Bland and husband Donnie of Birch Tree, MO; several nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Sarge graduated from Eminence High School in 1956. His love of life was his family and friends, along with making people laugh and going fishing. Especially with his good friend Don Killingsworth. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 10:00 AM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona , MO with Rev. Greg Richardson officiating. Interment was in the New Eminence Cemetery in Eminence, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona, MO.
FLOY ELLEN
COUNTS BOWIE
25 Sep 1921 - 16 Feb 2005








 
Floy Ellen Counts passed
away on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 a little before 3:30 p.m. at the Birch Tree Nursing Home. She had been badly burned on January 23rd and had been in the burn unit at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, from then until February 15 when she was transferred to Birch Tree. She was born on September 25, 1921 to Albert and Dessie COUNTS on Little Shawnee Creek where she grew up. On May 1, 1948, she was married to James BOWIE, whom she met while working in Washington, D. C. during World War II. She loved gardening, and spent much time growing vegetables and flowers. Floy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sisters, Flora BLAND and Gennie O’DELL. She is survived by her two sons, Larry Albert and Douglas BOWIE of Winona; three brothers, Calvin, Burlin and Carl COUNTS of Fremont; and several nieces, nephews and their descendants. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 19, 2005, at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, Missouri with Glen HAMPTON officiating. Interment followed at Bethany Chapel Cemetery in Eminence, Missouri, under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home.
JAMES HOWARD BOWIE
27 Dec 1919 - 07 Feb 1987










 
James Howard Bowie was b
orn December 27, 1919 at Long Island, New York the son of William D. and Edna A. Johnson Bowie and departed this life on February 7, 1987 at his home in Winona, Mo. at the age of 67 years. He served in the U. S. Army in the European Theater Of Operations in World War II until severely wounded during the Battle of the Bulge, for which he received the 'Purple Heart' medal.  In 1948 he was married to Floy Counts and to this union two sons were born. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. He is survived by his wife, Floy, of the home;  two sons, Albert Bowie  of Springfield, Mo;  and Doug Bowie of Winona, Mo;  One brother, Donald of the state of Florida; and four sisters, Ruth Shaw of the state of Iowa;  Marion White of the state of Wyoming;  Claire Olszewski of the state of Connecticut;  and Janet Baldridge of Troy, Mo.;  Also many nieces and nephews. Jim worked for many years in St. Louis, retiring to his home on Little Shawnee in 1980. Funeral services were held Monday, February 9 at 1 pm in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Winona with Rev. Glen Hampton officiating.  Burial was in Bethany Chapel Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. 
Elsie Marian
Tranbarger Bowles
18 Oct 1927 - 03 Dec 2008
















 
Elsie Marian Tranbarger was born
October 18, 1927 at Curryville, MO the daughter of Major McKinley Tranbarger and Minerva (Cowan) Tranbarger. She passed away December 3, 2008 at her home in Mountain View, MO at the age of 81 years. She was united in marriage to Frank Bowles on September 19, 1958 at Summersville, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents Major and Minerva Tranbarger; two daughters Virginia Helton and Valda Helton; one son Stephen Bowles; two sisters Bessie Tranbarger and Ruby Wilson; four brothers Orval Tranbarger, Darrell Tranbarger, Leon Tranbarger and Gene Tranbarger. She is survived by her husband Frank M. Bowles of Mountain View, MO; one son Dennis F. Bowles of Mountain View, MO; two daughters Veda JoAnne Sterbins and husband Richard of Bucyrus, MO and Carolyn Sue Spaur and husband Steve of Lake of the Ozarks, MO; two brothers Bill Tranbarger and wife Kate of Bates City, MO and Burl Tranbarger and wife Doris of Gallatin, MO; two sisters Margaret House and Fay Vance both of Wright City, MO; five grandchildren Amy Christopher and husband Kevin of Buna, TX, Michelle Howell and husband Jason of Columbia, MO, Delbert Spaur and wife Natalie of Crestview, FL, Heather Warren and husband Harold of Columbia, MO and Michael Spaur of Columbia, MO; eleven great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and a host of other family and friends. Marian attended the Church of God in Pomona, MO. She was a homemaker and a Red Cross Volunteer. Marian was a great wife, mother, sister, aunt, good friend and neighbor. Funeral Services were held Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 1:00 PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, MO with Pastor George Edmonston and Minister Dan Miller officiating. Interment was in Chapel Hill Cemetery at Mountain View, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home in Mountain View. 
LEO 'EARL' BOYD, JR.
27 Nov 1939 - 10 Aug 1989











 
Leo Earl Boyd, Jr. was born Nov. 27, 1939, at Hardage.  He died Aug. 10, 1989 at Salem at the age of 49 years, eight months and 13 days.  He is the son of Virginia Claire (Luck) Boyd and the late Leo Earl Boyd. Earl worked at the International Shoe Factory for several years, later being employed at the lead mines, until he was forced to retire for health reasons.  He was active in the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the American Legion. On Nov. 16, 1985, Earl was married to Shirley Mae Martin and they had made their home in Salem. He is survived by his wife, Shirley of the home in Salem, his mother, Virginia Boyd, Salem, four children, Leo Boyd, Robinson, Texas, Lisa Nash and Angela Shaw, Salem, Ricky Harris, Indiana, one sister, Cathy Wheeler, St. Louis, four grandchildren, Brandon, Justin and Cody Berry, Salem, Ryan Harris, Indiana, two nieces, Angel Mullaney, St. Louis and Robin Staley, Springfield, one daughter-in-law, Beth Harris, Indiana, two sons-in-law, Gene Shaw and Gary Nash, Salem, other family members and a host of friends. Earl enjoyed fishing and hunting with his many friends. Funeral service for Earl Boyd was held Aug. 12 in the Wilson Mortuary Chapel with Rev. James Walker officiating.  Teresa Wells was the organist and Harlen Sampson was the soloist. Serving as pallbearers were Jerry Nash, Earl Nash, Rover Zolder, Tom Brady, Bob Shaw and J.D. Wood.  Internment was in the North Lawn Cemetery.
ALEX  BOYER
30 Sep 1963 - 21 Mar 2007



















 
Alex Boyer was b
orn September 30, 1963 at Mountain View, Missouri the son of James Boyer and Edna (Holloway) Boyer. He passed away on Wednesday, March 21 2007 at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 43 years. Alex was united in marriage to Lisa Bellew on April 22, 1982 in Birch Tree, MO and to this union three children were born. Alex was preceded in death by one uncle Bill Boyer; two aunts Ruthie Boyer and Bessie Sisco; one cousin Evan Garner and grandparents Naomi and Henry Boyer. Alex is survived by his wife Lisa Boyer of Birch Tree, MO; two sons Alex 'A.J.' Boyer, Jr. and wife Anna of Baltimore, MD and James Boyer and wife Belinda of Summersville, MO; one daughter Casey Boyer of Mountain View, MO; three granddaughters Hannah Pulliam, Haley Pulliam, and Alexis Boyer; his parents Edna of Salem, MO and James and Ann Boyer of Birch Tree, MO; three uncles Leonard Holloway of Salem, MO, Bill Holloway and wife Penny of Salem, MO, Jerry Holloway and wife Gean of St. Louis, MO; one aunt Judy Holloway of St. Louis, MO; four brothers Gary Pogue of St. Louis, MO, Mike Boyer and wife Jaquita and daughter 'Cappy' of Birch Tree, MO, Billy Boyer and wife Tracey of Steelville, MO, and Jimmy Boyer and wife Donna of Mountain View, MO and one sister Teresa Francis and husband Jim of Mountain View, MO. Alex drove a log truck for Dry Camp for the last three years. He had previously worked for Chaney and Sons Logging for 18 years. Alex especially loved hauling big loads of logs. Alex loved to hunt with his Uncle Bill and other family and friends. He especially loved to go deer hunting. He enjoyed fishing with his cousin Rick Garner and other family and friends. Alex was a family man and loved hunting and fishing with his boys. He especially loved his granddaughters. He loved having cookouts for everyone. He always loved to call his Aunt Penny and talk to her and always had to ask her what was for supper. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 1:00 PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree, MO with Bro. Sean Reese officiating. Interment was in the Oak Forest Cemetery in Birch Tree, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree, MO.  
Anna Louise
Bone Boyer
08 Jan 1935 - 07 May 2008

















 
Anna Louise Bone was b
orn January 8, 1935 at Greenville, IL to Otha and Esther (Elsworth) Bone. She departed this life on May 7, 2008 in Springfield, MO at the age of 73 years. She was united in marriage to James Boyer on November 12, 1970 at Eminence, MO. Ann was preceded in death by her parents Otha and Esther Bone ;one son Alex Boyer; two brothers Jimmy Bone and Johnny Bone; and four sisters Esther Heath, Francis Butler, Mable Bone and Lee Bone. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband James of the home; six sons Johnny Ray Boyd and wife Marsha of Moscow Mills, MO, Danny Boyer and Barbie of Salem, MO, Mike Boyer and Wife Juaquita of Winona, MO, Billy Boyer and wife Tracy of Steelville, MO and James Boyer, Jr. and wife Donna of Mountain View, MO; four daughters Brenda Ann Boyd of Lee's Summit, MO, Patty Jean Redd and husband William of Atwater, OH, Teresa Francis and husband Jim of Mountain View, MO and Tina Louise Hopper and husband Bill of Cuba, MO; two sisters Betty Roth and husband Amos of French Village, MO and Irma Wertz and husband Otto of Greenville, IL; 26 grandchildren Britton, Sarah, Traci, Robert, Christopher, Kimberly, A.J., James, Casey, Destiny, Danny Jr., Frank, Matthew, Caleb, Tyler, Ashlyn, Austin, Cody, Jamie, Harley, Billy Jean, Gary, Josh, Kayla, Cappy and Micah; 15 great grandchildren and a host of many other family and friends. Ann was baptized in the Baptist church years ago. She enjoyed watching Billy Graham services on TV when she could. Ann loved to go coon hunting, fishing and camping when her health allowed. She enjoyed gardening, especially her flower garden. Ann was a homemaker and enjoyed raising her kids. She loved her grandchildren dearly. Ann will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 10, 2008 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree, MO with Rev. Joe Weirich officiating. Interment was in Oak Forest Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree.  
KENNETH BOYET


  CARD OF THANKS - We would like to say 'Thank You' to everyone for your phone calls, visits, flowers, food and prayers during the illness and death of Kenneth BOYET. ~ Amanda BOYET and the family of Kenneth BOYET.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave, August 18, 1999.
Arthur Leslie 'RUBE'
Brackett
02 Feb 1902 - 23 Aug 1997












 
Arthur Leslie Brackett -
Born at Birch Tree, MO to Elisha and Pearl Wellington Brackett. He passed away Aug 23, 1997 at Ozark Nursing Center in West Plains, MO at the age of 95 years. The family moved to Winona, MO a few years later when Fishertown was a thriving lumber center. His father Elisha worked in the planning mill until the operation closed. Arthur, always known as Rube, lived the greater part of his life at Winona. His first school was in Fishertown, followed by Mount Zion and Winona schools. When asked why he dropped out of high school, it was not because he disliked school, but because he needed to get a job to help his parents. Arthur is survived by one sister, Mayme Brackett Fenwick and husband, James; and a host of other relatives, nieces and nephews who have kept in touch. Deceased family members are parents, brothers Roy, Othur, and Frank and sister Francis 'Fannie' Barry. Rube earned his living by hard work. He farmed, worked in the timber in Washington and Oregon, did construction work on the Moffot railroad tunnel in Colorado and worked several years in California for the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. as a member of a construction crew. Before his retirement at the age of 72 Rube worked for the Winona Post Co. for 20 years. Rube was always there for family members, friends and neighbors who needed help, yet he appreciated help when he needed it. Rube was a very special brother. Graveside funeral services were held at the Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona with Rev. Jim Doyle officiating. Visitation was Monday morning at 10:00 am at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona. Burial at Mount Zion Cemetery Winona Shannon Co MO.
Ersel Joanne
Williams Bradford
28 Aug 1936 - 09 sep 2009









 
Ersel Joanne Williams was born
Aug. 28, 1936, in Indiana County, Pine Township, Pa. She died on Sept. 9, 2009, in her home in Bolingbrook, Ill., from complications of pancreatic cancer. On Sept. 9, 1956, Ersel was joined in matrimony to David Bradford. Both Ersel and David are graduates of Birch Tree High School, classes of 1954 and 1949 respectively. To this union, two children were born – Joan Leigh Bradford and Steven Walter Bradford. Ersel is survived by her husband and daughter; daughter-in-law Penny, mother of granddaughters Elizabeth, Emily and Eva; sisters Loretta McFeaters, Betty Mayes and Marie McHenry. She was preceded in death by son Steven, her parents and two brothers. Ersel was a homemaker, who was noted for her skill in hand quilting and other handiwork. She hand quilted more than 100 items, ranging from queen size quilts to baby quilts and wall hangings, most of which were given as gifts to family. Ersel was beloved by her immediate family and by sisters, nieces, nephews and friends from east to west coasts. During the final months of her illness, that love was witnessed by visits, phone calls, cards, letters, e-mails and gifts. She died peacefully, with confidence in the hereafter. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. In accordance with her wishes, her body was cremated. At a future date, the ashes will be interred in the Oak Forest Cemetery in Birch Tree, Mo.


John Richard
Bradford



24 Oct 1932 - 11 Jul 2008











 
John Richard Bradford was born
October 24, 1932 at Clear Springs, Missouri to John A. Bradford and Lola G. Patterson Bradford. He passed away Friday morning, July 11, 2008 while a resident of the Mountain View Health Care, making his age 75 years, 8 months and 17 days. He served his country in the United States Army during Korea, from November 1952 to November 1954. He and Barbara Pittman were united in marriage, April 25, 2008 at Mountain View, Missouri. He lived and worked in Laramie, Wyoming for many years where he worked as a crane operator. He then moved to Kansas City, Missouri where he worked as a welder for Shippers Car Line. After his retirement from Shippers Car Line, he moved to Willow Springs. While in Kansas City, he was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He loved to hunt and while he was in good health, did so often as he could. He was baptized at an early age; he and Barbara attended the Church of Christ in Mountain View. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, John and Lola, one brother Dudley, three sisters, Ruth Bradford, Ruby Miller and Bonnie Cox. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Mountain View; two daughters, Barbie Ann Shepard of Riverton, Wyoming, and Kathy Ramsey of Cheyenne, Wyoming; three grandsons, four brothers and three sisters, Everett Bradford of Des Moines, Iowa; Earl Bradford of Independence, Missouri, Betty Murfin of Willow Springs, Missouri, Peggy Nelson of Blue Springs, Missouri, Lola Brunk of Independence, Missouri, Jack Bradford of Raymondville, Missouri, and Joe Bradford of Willow Springs, Missouri; two step-daughters, Debbie Tranbarger and Bobbie Wills of Mountain View, Missouri; three step grand-children and four step-great grandchildren, all of Florida, and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday July 14, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Clear Springs Church with Rev. Brad Nelson officiating with interment and full military rites at Clear Springs Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.  
BRADFORD
STILLBORN TWINS
Born & died 23 Jan 2009





 
Twin sons of James Lee and Lisa (Brewer) Bradford, went into the arms of Jesus, Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at the Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, MO. Their loss will be mourned by their parents, paternal grandparents James and Sherry Bradford, Summersville; maternal grandparents, Doug and Marla Brewer, Birch Tree; great grandparents, Olive Faulkner, Birch Tree; John and Argylene Brewer, Neosho; Paul and Joy Grogan and Emmett and Beth Bradford, all of Summersville; one uncle, Bobby Brewer, two aunts, Kim Brewer and Amanda Bradford. A host of other family members and friends will also mourn the loss of God's precious babies. Graveside services were held Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Midvale Cemetery with Bro. James Bradford officiating. Interment was in Midvale Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
WOODROW W. 'BRAD'
 BRADFORD



Jul. 12, 1919 - Mar. 4, 2010





















 
Woodrow W. (Brad) Bradford, 90 of Wilder, ID, died Thursday, March 4, 2010 at home of natural causes. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 12, 2010 at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Interment followed at the Wilder Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, 2010. Woodrow Wilson Bradford was born July 12, 1919 in Whitesburg, Kentucky as the oldest of eight children born to George and Maudie Bradford. The family later moved to Clear Springs, Missouri, where Brad graduated from Willow Springs High School. After school, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and then joined the Army Air Corps where he served during World War II. He served with the 30th Bombardment Group, 7th Air Force in the Pacific Theatre. He trained as an aerial gunner and participated in anti-submarine duties after Pearl Harbor along the California coast with the 392nd Bomb Squadron. During this time, he was involved in a motorcycle accident and was subsequently relieved of flight status. He re-trained as a gun sight/bomb sight mechanic and shipped out with his unit to Saipan and Iwo Jima. During this time, he was seconded to a fighter squadron and helped to maintain and re-load the P-51’s escorting the bombers to Japan. At the end of the war, his unit was returned to March Field, California where they were disbanded. Brad was honorably discharged from active duty with the rank of Sergeant. Due to his injury during his service, Brad was awarded disabled veteran status. After his military service, Brad went into the construction trade in Phoenix, AZ and then continued this trade in San Bernardino, CA. In October, 1948, he became a police officer for the City of San Bernardino where he worked his way up to the rank of detective, retiring in 1974. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living retiree from the San Bernardino Police Department, holding badge number D1. In 1945, he married Lorraine Putman and they had a daughter, Janice Bradford. They later divorced. Brad married Alonia Marie Ladd on July 12, 1950 and they had a son, Robert (Mike) Bradford, and two children from Marie’s previous marriage, David Kruse and Kay Kruse Menold. Brad and Marie resided in San Bernardino, CA until 1974 when they moved to Wilder, ID.  Brad opened Brad’s Custom Frames and taught art lessons in the Treasure Valley. One of his proudest accomplishments was being invited to be a Featured Artist at the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko, NV.  Brad was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt. He taught his children and grandchildren the same. He always let the granddaughters catch more fish than he did and he graciously cleaned the catch as well. Some of the fondest memories were made out on the water with families and friends. Brad was a member of the Golden Gate Baptist Church, the Silver City Masonic Lodge, and the National Rifle Association. Surviving are his children, Mike (Joanne) Bradford, of Nampa; David Kruse, Kay (John) Menold, and Bob Bean all of California; Granddaughters Madeleine (Tony) Hall of Marsing; Tessa Bradford of Nampa; Chandler and Shelby Kruse, Darla (Derrick) McVay, Kim (Abraham) Elkhatib, Bobbi (Matthew) James, and Jenni Wiesen, all of California; Beth (Craig) Reidhead of Arizona; siblings: Emmett (Beth) Bradford, Elmer (Yvonne) Bradford, and Mae Linderer; several great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. His wife, Marie Bradford; siblings, Estell Bradford, Ellen Rakestraw, Ella Sherrill, and Gene Bradford; a daughter, Janice Bean, and an infant grandson, preceded him in death. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be sent to: Masonic Lodge Scholarship funds, Att: Rob Troxel, P. O. Box 487, Marsing, ID 83639. Memories and condolences may be shared with his family in Brad’s online guest book at
www.dakanfuneralchapel.com.


GARY 'BRENT' BRADLEY, SR.



23 Oct 1972 - 22 Jan 2012







 

 

 

 

Gary Brent Bradley, Sr. was born on October 23, 1972 at Houston, MO the son of Gary Ray Bradley and Frances Elaine (Mitchell) Bradley. He passed away January 22, 2012 at Pomona, MO at the age of 39 years. Brent was united in marriage to Shelly Sudberry on March 20, 1995 and to this union three children were born Brent, Jr., Stacey and Levi. He was preceded in death by his good friend Daniel Bailey; grandmother Goldie Laird; Aunt Verna and Uncle Bill Konitz; Aunt Ethel Doyle; Uncle John Brooks and Cousin Brian Lawson. Brent is survived by two sons Brent Jr., and Levi Bradley; one daughter Stacey Bradley all of the home in Mountain View, MO; parents Gary and Nancy Bradley of Mountain View and Elaine Bradley of Nixa, MO; three brothers Billy Mitchell of Idaho, Mike Bradley and wife Sherri and son Seth of Mountain View, MO, Robert Bradley of Harrison, AR; one sister Valerie Bradley Cruz and husband Oscar of Harrison, AR; grandparents Don and Vera Bradley of Mountain View; one uncle Marvin Mitchell of Cabool, MO; and a host of aunts; uncles; cousins in the Bradley and Brooks family; also many other family and friends. He enjoyed spending time with his kids riding 4-wheelers; playing games and watching movies and just being with them. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him.

Visitation: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Duncan Funeral Chapel - Mountain View, MO 

Services: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 10:00 AM - Duncan Funeral Chapel - Mountain View, MO 

Interment: Morgan Memorial Park Cemetery, Advance, MO 

 

CORA JANE
DENNING BRADSHAW
07 Oct 1904 - 04 Mar 1998












 
Cora Jane Denning was born
October 7, 1904 in Shannon County, MO.  She passed away March 4, 1998 at the age of 93 years and five months at Mountain View Health Care in Mountain View, MO. Cora was united in marriage to Daniel Bradshaw on June 8, 1924 and to this union nine children were born. Cora is preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Elizabeth Denning; her husband Dan; two children, Ray and Elmer Bradshaw, six grandsons, one great grandchild, two sisters and four brothers. She is survived by five sons:  Lee Bradshaw of Licking, MO;  Glen Bradshaw of Birch Tree, MO;  Everett Bradshaw of Winona, MO;  Lester Bradshaw of Montier, MO and Herman Bradshaw of Birch Tree, MO; two daughters, Bessie Sellers of Licking, MO and Ethel Hines of Shawnee, KS; 49 grandchildren, 109 great grandchildren and 25 great great grandchildren.  Cora was a good mother who loved her children very much. As a young girl she worked with her father in the log woods making ties. She also continued to work with her husband Dan in the woods.  Cora loved to be outdoors as much as possible.  She also loved to sit on her front porch and listen to her children play music and sing with  them. Cora was a member of the First Baptist Church in Winona for many years. She will be missed by her family and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday March 7 at 10:00 am at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev. Glen Hampton officiating.  Interment in Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. 

ELLA MAE JAQUELYN
MCAFEE BRADSHAW



28 May 1934 - 02 Feb 2011


 
Ella Mae Jaquelyn McAfee was born on May 28, 1934 at Fremont, MO, the daughter of Henry McAfee and Winfield (Stevenson) McAfee, and passed away February 2, 2011 at Mountain View, MO at the age of 76 years. She was united in marriage to Everett Bradshaw on December 26, 1952 in Shannon County, MO, and to this union three children were born. Ella was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Winfield McAfee; two brothers; one sister; one half sister and one half brother. She is survived by her husband, Everett Bradshaw of Winona, MO; one son, Keith Bradshaw, of Winona, MO; two daughters, Rhonda Baker of Winona, MO and Debbie Ogden and husband, Jim, of Winona, MO; two sisters, Geneva Mezo and husband, Jim, of Cuba, MO and Lois Fields and husband, MJ, of Texas; 16 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. Ella worked as a CNA and gave her life to others. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Glen Hampton officiating. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes. Summersville Beacon Feb. 8, 2011 
 
Eugene Wesley
Bradshaw
04 Jun 1959 - 01 Nov 2009





















 
Eugene Wesley Bradshaw was born June 4, 1959, at Winona, Mo., the son of Lester Calvin Bradshaw and Opal (McBride) Bradshaw. He passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at Mountain View, Mo.. at the age of 50 years, 4 months and 28 days. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester Bradshaw and Opal (McBride) McKendry; one brother, Robert Bradshaw; his father-in-law, Sammy Estes; his mother-in-law, Rosie Estes; and his uncle, Glen Bradshaw. Eugene is survived by his wife, Nancy Stallsworth of Birch Tree, Mo.; two stepsons, Jammie Stallsworth and wife Gina of West Plains, Mo., and Michael Stallsworth of Farmington, Mo.; two step-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Nicholas Lair of West Plains, Mo.; step-mother Neomi Bradshaw of Birch Tree, Mo.; three brothers, Calvin Bradshaw and wife Ardel of Georgia, Melvin Bradshaw and wife Susie of Birch Tree, Mo., and Marvin Bradshaw and wife Kelly of Eureka, Mo.; one half-brother, Lester Dale Bradshaw of Birch Tree, Mo.; four sisters, Dianne Steele and husband Jim of Arroll, Mo., Milly Mullins and husband Lyndon of Mountain View, Mo., Lucinda Thomas and husband Eddie of Pomona, Mo., and Linda Waters and husband Allen of Nixa, Mo.; two half-sisters, Valerie Bradshaw of Texas and Victoria Reed and husband Tommy of Montier, Mo.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Melinda McBride of Birch Tree, Mo., Rosie Estes of Birch Tree, Mo., Jackie McEachin and husband Michael of Marshfield, Mo., and David Estes and wife Eva of Mountain View, Mo.; his special friends Larry Lasalda of Mountain View, Mo., Ernie Matheny of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Michael Matheny of West Plains, Mo., Ronnie Fisher of Mountain View, Mo., Larry Rutledge, Will Rutledge and Jack Rutledge and Ronnie Martin all of Birch Tree, Mo. Eugene enjoyed working with electronics including CB radios and enjoyed spending time on the computer. He loved his pet dogs, cats and bird, and liked working in his yard. He enjoyed hunting and liked to travel around the state of Missouri enjoying the natural scenery and visiting the state parks. Eugene will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to help with funeral expenses and can be left at the Duncan Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at the Duncan Chapel in Mountain View with Rev. Darrell Derryberry officiating. Interment was in Chapel Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View.

Glen Leo Bradshaw
19 May 1927 - 22 Nov 2008




















 
Glen Leo Bradshaw was born
May 19, 1927 at Winona, MO, the son of Daniel Bradshaw and Cora Jane (Denning) Bradshaw. He passed away Saturday, November 22, 2008 at his home in Birch Tree, MO at the age of 81 years. Glen was united in marriage to Mae McBride McAfee on April 10, 1954 at Salem, AR. To this union, five children were born. Glen was preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Cora Bradshaw; one stepson, Larry W. McAfee; five brothers, Lee Bradshaw, Herman Bradshaw, Lester Bradshaw, Ray Bradshaw and Elmer Bradshaw. Glen is survived by his wife, Mae Bradshaw of Birch Tree, MO; two sons, Roger Bradshaw and wife, Tammy, of Birch Tree, MO, and Stevie Bradshaw and wife, Sonja, of Birch Tree, MO; one stepson, Jerry McAfee of Birch Tree, MO; three daughters, Glenna Martin and husband, Ronnie, of Birch Tree, MO, Margaret Baker and husband, Freeman, of Birch Tree, MO, and Rose Mary Sechrest and husband, Rick, of Mountain View, MO; one stepdaughter, Betty Murphy and husband, Paul, of Birch Tree, MO; one brother, Everett Bradshaw and wife, Ella Mae, of Low Wassie, MO; two sisters, Bessie Sellars and husband, Vic, of Licking, MO, and Ethel Hines and husband, John, of Shawnee, KS; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Glen attended Horner School in the Winona area. He worked for many years at Summit Pole Mill in Winona, MO and later worked several years at the Independent Stave Mill in Birch Tree, MO. In later years, Glen worked in the timber woods. Glen loved the outdoors. He loved to go fishing, hunting and driving along the rivers. The family remembers the many times on Sunday when they would take their fried chicken and picnic under the shade trees or along the river banks. Glen loved to visit with family and friends. He enjoyed gathering with his family and friends playing music with his guitar and banjo and telling stories. Glen will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 2 PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev. Van Williams officiating. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.
RAY ARVIL BRADSHAW
12 Aug 1930 - 08 Jan 1990










 
Ray Arvil Bradshaw was born
August 12, 1930 at Winona, MO the son of Daniel and Cora Denning Bradshaw and departed this life on Jan. 8, 1990 at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, MO at the age of 59 years, 4 months, and 27 days. He was married to Ola Jane Price and to this union seven children were born. He was preceded in death by his father; and one brother, Elmer Bradshaw. He is survived by  his mother, Cora Bradshaw of Winona, four sons, Willie of Riverside, CA; Roy of Owensville, MO; Dennis and Raymond, both of Winona; three daughters, Tammy Lucas of Lauderhill, FL; Geraldine Martin of Birch Tree; and Bonita Bradshaw of Houston; six granddaughters, and six grandsons; five brothers, Lee of Licking; Glen and Herman, both of Birch Tree; Everett of Winona; and Lester of Montier; two sisters, Bessie Sellers of Licking; and Ethel Hines of Shawnee, KS. Ray was a disabled veteran having served in the United States Army.  He was of the Baptist faith. He leaves many friends and loved ones. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 11 at 1 pm in the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev. Golden Hampton officiating.  Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.
WILLIE RAY BRADSHAW



14 Jul 1956 - 1 Mar 2014







  Willie Ray Bradshaw was born July 14, 1956 in Van Buren, MO to Ray Arvol Bradshaw and Ola Jane (Price) Bradshaw. He passed away at his home in Winona, MO March 1, 2014 at the age of 57. Willie Ray was united in marriage to Suzanne (Stines) Bradshaw and to this union two children were born, April and Amanda. Later he married Dena Bradshaw and to this union one child was born, Alaina. He is preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, one sister Tammy (Bradshaw) Lucas, and his wife Debra Bradshaw. He is survived by his girlfriend, Karen Fingers of the home; his daughters, April Bradshaw of Birch Tree, MO, Amanda (Bradshaw) Blake and Alan of Greeley, CO; and Alaina, OK; seven grandchildren Scott, Melanie, and Ashley Dodds; Cheyenna Martin, James Vermillion, and Trea and Shakaila Blake; three brothers Dennis and girlfriend Rose Gann, Roy and wife Tabby, and Raymond and wife Bridget all of Winona, MO.; two sisters Geraldine (Bradshaw) Martin of Birch Tree, MO and Bonita Bradshaw and fiancé Michael Needles of Winona, MO; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Willie attended Winona High School and accepted the Lord at the age of 19. He worked at various jobs throughout his life. He would help anyone and everyone he could. Willie Ray enjoyed fishing and being in the log woods working with his brothers and friends. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Visitation March 7, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., followed by service at 1:00 p.m. Interment at Mount Zion Cemetery, Winona.

 

MILDRED 'Marie'
Ward Brake
13 Apr 1919 - 21 Dec 2006








 
Mildred 'Marie' Ward was born
April 13, 1919 in Shannon County, MO the daughter of Henry T. Ward & Pheba Adeline 'Addie' Keeling. She passed away on December 21, 2006 in West Plains, MO at the age of 87. She was united in marriage to Henry Brake on September 19, 1936 in Alton, MO. Mildred was a member of the First Baptist Church in Birch Tree, MO. Mildred is preceded in death by her husband; three sons; one daughter; her parents; one sister; one grandson and one great grandson. She is survived by seven children, Lorene and Bill Woolford, Judy and Eddie Davis, Earline and Bill Pierce, Shirley and Bill Mills, Billy E. and Clara Brake, George and Elsie Brake, Donnie and Elaine Brake; one sister, Pauline Brake of Birch Tree, MO; twenty-one grandchildren; one great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Mildred was a Certified Nurses Aide and loved working at The Birch Tree Place. She also loved to play the piano, quilt, do ceramics, crochet and work in her flower garden. To mom, her family came first. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 23, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Birch Tree, MO with Pastor Aaron Davis officiating. Interment was in Corinth Cemetery in Birch Tree, MO. Arrangements were under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, MO.
FLORENCE MAY
CROSSON BRANDEN
27 Oct 1906 - 07 Nov 1983





 
Florence May Crosson was born
October 27, 1906 at Mena AR, the daughter of John and Lillie CROSSON, and departed this life November 7, 1983 at 6:45 a.m. in the St. John’s Hospital in Springfield MO, at the age of 77 years 11 days. She was preceded in death by both parents, nine brothers and two sisters. She is survived by one son, Garrett SMITH, Eminence MO; three daughters, Betty WARD, Eminence MO; Maudie MARSHALL, Mountain View MO; and Francis VANDERBERG, Oxnard CA; eleven grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She was a member of the Delaware Baptist Bible Church. She was loved by all and was known throughout the community as 'Grandma'. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave, November 23, 1983.
JAMES DALE 'JIM'
BRASHERS



24 Sep 1950 - 5 May 2010


 
James Dale Brashers was born September 24, 1950 and passed away on May 5, 2010, making his age 59 years, 7 months, and 11 days. Jim was born in Granby, Missouri and was raised in Summersville, Missouri. He graduated from Summersville High School in 1968. In his early years, Jim buried telephone lines and later, before his retirement, was a cross-country truck driver. He was one of two children born to Shirley, and the late Dale Brashers, and was the husband of Judy Brashers for over 42 years. Jim will forever be remembered by his mother, Shirley; brother, Gary and his wife, Paula Brashers, of Fredericktown; beloved children, Jimmy and Carla Brashers, of Summersville; Wendy and Leroy Wells, of Summersville; Justin and Jamie Brashers, of Mountain View; Jessica and Bob Wolfe, of Bucyrus; treasured grandchildren, Jennifer Brashers, Stephanie Brashers, Tyler Wells, Josh Wells, Jordan Wells, Braxton Brashers, Morgan Brashers, Kelsey Schmitt, Ryan Wolfe, Maggie Wolfe, Jasper Clark, Leanna Massey, Chyenne Massey, and Tristan Iott. He is also survived by two aunts, one uncle, several cousins, many nieces, nephews, and host of other family members. Jim was preceded in death by his father, Dale Brashers; Granddad and Grandmother, James and Geneva Chapman; beloved Uncle and Aunt, Wayne and Gyneth Johnson; Father and Mother-in-law, Carl and June Smith; Sister and brothers-in-law, Connie, Lynn, and Paul Smith. Jim loved living and working on the farm. His grandchildren were very special to him, and he spent as much time as possible with each of them Jim will be forever missed. He touched the lives of many people and his memory will live on through his loving family and friends. Services were held Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Bradford Funeral Home with Rev. John Atchison officiating. Private burial will be held at a later date. Services were under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
ALTON EVERETT
BRAWLEY
18 Jul 1933 - 30 Jun 2006








 
Alton Everett Brawley was born
July 18, 1933 to Neil and Ida (Birge) Brawley in Summersville, Missouri. He departed this life June 30, 2006 at his residence in Puxico, Missouri making his age 72 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, Alta Clouse, Nellie Bay and three infant sisters; four brothers Glendon Brawley, Dallas Brawley and two infant brothers; and three brother-in-laws Ralph Greear, Ray Ross and Floyd Close. Alton is survived by his daughter Lora Brawley of Bethesda, Maryland; three sisters Thela Greear and husband Edwin, Vida Greear and Ruth Ross all of Summersville, Missouri; several nieces, nephews and a host of other family members. Alton served in the United Statea Army and Army Reserves. He worked as a foreman for General Motors in St. Louis, Missouri for 30 years until he retired. He later moved to the Lake Wappepello area. Alton loved sharing his land including the apple orchard, fishing ponds and garden with his friends and family. He always enjoyed sharing his abundance with everyone. Alton was a proud member of the Masons. Burial at Flatrock Cemetery.
BEULAH MAE WOOLSEY BRAWLEY



08 May 1928 - 21 Sep 2011
 

Beulah Mae Brawley was born May 8, 1928 on the Upper Jacks Fork in Texas County, Missouri near the Arroll Community to her parents, Ervie Woolsey and Thelma Mae (Cox) Woolsey. Beulah passed away at the St. John’s Health Center in Springfield, Missouri on Wednesday afternoon, September 21, 2011 making her age 83 years. She was united in marriage to Dallas William Brawley, March 18, 1952 to their union they were blessed with 7 children, Junior, James, Brenda, Linda, Cheryl, Randy and Ricky. She devoted her life to her family, caring for her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had a generous ability to love those she came in contact with. She and Dallas attended the First Baptist Church in Summersville where she was a member for 55 years. She was a faithful servant, reading her Bible daily, and spending time in prayer. Beulah is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Dallas Brawley, her parents, Ervie and Thelma Woolsey, brother Hubert Woolsey, and son-in-law Ron Clark. Beulah is survived by her children, Junior Brawley and wife Marlene; James Brawley and wife Helen; Brenda Wuertley and husband Charles; Linda Barnes and husband Lyle all of the Summersville, Missouri area; Cheryl Clark of Montier, Missouri, Randy Brawley and wife Cindy of Mountain Grove, Missouri, Ricky Brawley and wife Anita of Summersville, Missouri; 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren to be born, 1 brother Edgar Woolsey of Pueblo, Colorado, 2 sisters-in-law, Thela Greear of Summersville, Missouri and Pauline Woolsey of Mountain View, Missouri, 1 brother-in-law Ralph Bay of Collinsville, Illinois. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 1:00 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Tommy Boyd and Rev. Emmett Bradford Officiating. Interment will be in Flat Woods Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.



DORIS MARIE COX
BRAWLEY

6 Jul 1934 - 20 Jul 1987






 

Doris Marie Cox Brawley was born July 6, 1934 in Shannon County, Mo., the daughter of Jack and Beulah Willis Cox and departed this life on July 20, 1987 at her home in Bowling Green, Ky., at the age of 53 years. She was united in marriage to Robert G. Brawley on April 21, 1951 and to this union three daughters were born. She is survived by her husband, Bob; three daughters and sons-in-law, Belinda Miller, Royal Oak, Michigan, Cathy Rosner, Overland, Mo. And Mary Droney, St. Ann, Mo.; her mother, Beulah Cox of Eminence, Mo.; one brother, Jackie Cox of Opelika, Ala.; her father-in-law, Noel Brawley, Birch Tree, Mo.; four grandchildren, Robbie Brawley, Joey, Jerry and Jennifer Rosner; and a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Andrew Jackson Cox; one brother, Junior (J.M.) Cox; and her mother-in-law, Fern Brawley. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 23, at 1p.m. in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with Minister Rodney Brown officiating.  Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery at Birch Tree under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree.

DORTHA WEAVER
BRAWLEY



30 Sep 1921 - 27 Sep 2010







 

Dortha Della Brawley was born September 30, 1921 in New Liberty, MO, the daughter of Omer Everett Weaver and Lula Elizabeth (Reed) Weaver. She passed away September 27, 2010 at Birch Tree, MO at the age of 88 years. She was united in marriage to Delbert Jackson Brawley on February 26, 1941 in Eminence, MO, and to this union two children were born. Dortha was preceded in death by her parents, Omer and Lula Weaver; husband, Delbert Jackson Brawley; three brothers: Harold Dewey Weaver, Stillman Weaver and Abe S. Weaver; and two sisters, Velma Weaver and Elzada (Weaver) Dunn. She is survived by her son, James 'Jim' Brawley and wife, Donna, of Winona, MO; one daughter, Rita Norton and husband, Leland, of Winona, MO; three sisters: Mona Lue Martin of Winona, MO, Lena Johnston of Atwater, CA and Wilma Partney and husband, Norman, of Stover, MO; four grandchildren: David Brawley of Winona, MO, Darrin Brawley and wife, Sheila, of Hollister, MO, Aaron Norton and wife, Deana, of Winona, MO, and Carla (Norton) White of Farmington, MO; five great grandchildren: Hayden Brawley, Justin Norton, Andrea Norton, Andrew White and Brenna White; and a host of other family and friends. Dortha was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ in Winona, MO. She loved attending Gospel Meetings and area singings, especially at Pomona, Willow Springs and Mountain View. As long as she was able, she would invite the entire church for dinner every Sunday afternoon. She loved cooking for others and decorating cakes, and has most likely made cakes for half the people in Winona. Dortha helped care for her parents for nearly 17 years. Most of all, she loved spending time with her friends, family and church family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 30, 2010 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Bro. Charlie Rymer, Bro. Larry Yarber and Bro. David Long officiating. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.


DORRIS LYMAN BRAWLEY
31 Dec 1922 - 05 Sep 2007

























 
Dorris Lyman Brawley was born
December 31, 1922 at Low Wassie, MO the son of Lee Brawley and Mabel (Gosnell) Brawley. He passed away September 5, 2007 at his home at Winona , MO at the age of 84 years. Dorris was united in marriage to Inez Revelle on December 19, 1942 at St. Charles , MO and to this union 7 children were born. Dorris was preceded in death by his parents Lee and Mabel (Gosnell) Brawley; his wife Inez; one infant daughter Shirley Jean Brawley; one brother Paul Brawley; and two sisters Joyce Watson and Juanita Rutter. Dorris is survived by three sons, Darrell Lee Brawley and wife Geneva of Winona, MO; Ronald Dean Brawley and wife Sandra of Lemay, MO; and Bobby Brawley and wife Becca of Marietta, GA; three daughters, Carolyn Joyce Gale and husband William A. of Nixa, MO; Beverly Ann Radisic and husband James E. of Belleville, IL; and Cheryl Lynn Brawley of Winona, MO; one brother Ivan Brawley and wife Rosemary of Winona, MO; one sister Lura Revelle of Canyon City, CO; 17 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren and numerous other family and friends. After graduating from high school, Dorris was enlisted in the United States Army where he served his country until he was honorably discharged in December 1945. Dorris was awarded a Bronze Star for his courage in the Rhineland Campaign and was awarded a Bronze Star for his valor in the Central Europe Campaign. He was also awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Lapel Button, American Theater Campaign Ribbon; European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon; Overseas Bar and the Victory Ribbon. Dorris was an active member of the V.F.W. in Dupo , IL . On May 30, 1966 he petitioned the Winona Masonic Lodge 430 and was initiated on October 29, 1966. Dorris passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft on January 21, 1967 and was raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on March 8, 1967. Dorris transferred from the Winona Masonic Lodge 430 to the Eminence Masonic Lodge 607 in April 1997. He had served as the Worshipful Master and was a lifetime member of the Masons. In earlier years Dorris earned his pilots license. He enjoyed flying and had wanted to be a crop duster. During his working life, he was employed as a superintendent and a master welder at a Central Die Company in St. Louis , MO. Dorris loved to dance, and his family and friends remember his talent at doing the Jitter Bug. He enjoyed playing horseshoes and bowling. Dorris enjoyed playing the guitar and singing with his wife Inez. Dorris will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral Services were held Monday, September 10, 2007 at 10:00 am at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona , MO with Rev. Ron Richardson officiating. Interment was in the Mount Zion Cemetery at Winona , MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona, MO.

ALLEN 'DWAIN' 'SHORTY'
BRAWLEY



22 Apr 1944 - 19 Dec 1960





 
Allen Dwain Brawley was born Apr. 22, 1944 to O. H. 'Buck' Brawley & Maudie Lee Vaugh. He was killed in a car wreck on Dec. 19, 1960. He was the brother of Dean and Bill Brawley.

















BEULAH MAE
WOOLSEY BRAWLEY


08 May 1928 - 21 Sep 2011 





  Beulah Mae Brawley was born May 8, 1928 on the Upper Jacks Fork in Texas County, Missouri near the Arroll Community to her parents, Ervie Woolsey and Thelma Mae (Cox) Woolsey. Beulah passed away at the St. John's Health Center in Springfield, Missouri on Wednesday afternoon, September 21, 2011 making her age 83 years. She was united in marriage to Dallas William Brawley, March 18, 1952 to their union they were blessed with 7 children, Junior, James, Brenda, Linda, Cheryl, Randy and Ricky. She devoted her life to her family, caring for her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had a generous ability to love those she came in contact with. She and Dallas attended the First Baptist Church in Summersville where she was a member for 55 years. She was a faithful servant, reading her Bible daily, and spending time in prayer. Beulah is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Dallas Brawley, her parents, Ervie and Thelma Woolsey, brother Hubert Woolsey, and son-in-law Ron Clark. Beulah is survived by her children, Junior Brawley and wife Marlene; James Brawley and wife Helen; Brenda Wuertley and husband Charles; Linda Barnes and husband Lyle all of the Summersville, Missouri area; Cheryl Clark of Montier, Missouri, Randy Brawley and wife Cindy of Mountain Grove, Missouri, Ricky Brawley and wife Anita of Summersville, Missouri; 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren to be born, 1 brother Edgar Woolsey of Pueblo, Colorado, 2 sisters-in-law, Thela Greear of Summersville, Missouri and Pauline Woolsey of Mountain View, Missouri, 1 brother-in-law Ralph Bay of Collinsville, Illinois Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 1:00 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Tommy Boyd and Rev. Emmett Bradford Officiating. Interment will be in Flat Woods Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Condolences may be sent to bradfordfuneralhome.net
INEZ REVELLE BRAWLEY
25 Nov 1926 - 17 Apr 2007















 
Inez Revelle was born
November 25, 1926 at Glennon, MO to George Oliver Revelle and Nancy Zula Markham Revelle. She passed away April 17, 2007 at her home in Winona, MO, at the age of 80 years. Inez was united in marriage to Dorris Layman Brawley at St. Charles, MO on December 19, 1942. To this union, seven children were born. Inez is survived by her husband, Dorris Brawley, of Winona, MO; three sons, Darrell Lee Brawley and wife, Geneva, of Winona, MO, Ronald Dean Brawley and wife, Sandra, of LeMay, MO, Robert Brawley and wife, Becca, of Marrietta, GA; three daughters, Carolyn Joyce Gale and husband, William A., of Nixa, MO, Beverly Ann Radisic and husband, James E., of Belleville, IL and Cheryl Brawley of Winona, MO; one brother, Jimmy Dale Revelle of Advance, MO; three sisters, Emma Jean Landrum of Sarasota, FL, Hazel Gariepy and husband, William, of Fort Myers, FL and Betty June Burkman of Advance, MO; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren. Inez was preceded in death by her parents George Oliver Revelle and Nancy Zula Markham Revelle; one infant daughter, Shirley Jean Brawley; five brothers and two sisters. Inez worked at Prince Gardner in St. Louis, MO for twenty years before retiring in 1985. She was a member of the V.F.W. in Dupo, IL. She loved her flowers and gardening. She and her husband Dorris enjoyed music, bowling, playing horseshoes and dancing. Inez had a wonderful personality and was known for her sense of humor. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Darrell Derryberry officiating. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery at Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona, MO. 
IVA BLAND BRAWLEY
06 Mar 1922 - 27 Sep 1994













 
Iva Bland Brawley was born
March 6, 1922, in Shannon County, Missouri, the daughter of Richard and Minnie McDaniel Bland.  She departed this life September 27, 1994, at Mountain View, Missouri, at the age of 72 years. She was united in marriage to Lee Lyle Brawley on August 7, 1939, at Garwood, Missouri.  To this union six children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; three daughters, Letty Ruth Brawley Nickerson Rodriquez, Betty Annabelle Mills, and Barbara Ann Brawley; six brothers; one sister; two granddaughters; and one grandson. She is survived by her husband, Lee Brawley of the home Winona, MO; two sons, Lee Richard Brawley and wife, Nancy, of Sedalia, MO; and Lyle Simon Brawley and wife Shairron, of Winona, MO; one daughter, Dorothy Ellen Brooks and husband, Doug, of Ingleside, IL; two brothers, Roy Bland and wife, Frances, of Winona, MO; and Vester Bland and wife, Yvonne, of Doniphan, MO; Edith Tipton and husband, Albert; Janie Huett and husband, Tinker; and Dorothena Douglas and husband, Frank, all of Winona, MO; and Josephine Davis and  husband, Clyde, of Silver City, NV; seventeen grandchildren; and twenty-two great grandchildren.  Iva attended the Church of God of Prophecy, and was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Winona. Iva was a loving wife for 55 years, and a mother to all. Funeral services were held September 30, 1994, at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev. Jim Eskew officiating.  Interment was in Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.  
Ivan Brawley



10 Jul 1934 - 21 Oct 2009










 

Ivan Brawley was born at Greer, (Oregon County) Mo., on July 10, 1934, was called home to the Lord at the age of 75 years on Oct. 21, 2009, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Mo., surrounded by his loving wife Rosemary and his three children Karen, Ivan Jr. and Lisa. He was a proud lifetime member of Local 150 Operating Engineers out of Chicago, Ill. He was an engineer in the United States Army and took pride in serving his country. He was sworn in as alderman in Ward #2 in Winona, Mo., on April 13, 1998, until his move out of city limits on June 2, 1999. He was proud to serve on the Crime Reduction Committee in Eminence, Mo., until his death. He was so happy spending time at his ‘job’ the pawn shop, enjoying lots of laughs and intelligent conversations with Rick and his many dear friends. He leaves behind to cherish his memory: his loving wife of 48 years Rosemary; his children Karen (Eugene) Hawkins of Mountain View, Mo., Ivan Brawley Jr. of Winona, Mo., Lisa (Scott) Linden of Montgomery, Ill.; his grandchildren, Kevin and Derick Feldbaumer of Winona, Mo., Adam Hawkins of Springfield, Mo., Matthew, Raymond (Elise), Heather and Nathan Linden of Montgomery, Ill.; his great-grandchildren Thaysen, Cadence, Jackson, Kelton and Amelia; one sister, Lura Revelle of Colorado, many nieces and nephews as well as many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Mable Brawley; his brothers, Doris and Paul Brawley; his sisters, Joyce Watson and Juanita Ruetter; and one granddaughter, Amber Hawkins. Ivan will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Graveside memorial services with military honors were Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, Mo., with Brother Adam Gordon officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. ~

Thank You

‘Loving Memories Sustain Us In Times Of Sadness’

Thank you for all those who attended Ivan Brawley's service and those who were unable to attend, but held us in their thoughts.

Thank you for all those who shed a tear and all those who hold us in prayer.

You have our sincerest gratitude

The Family of Ivan Brawley

LEE LYLE BRAWLEY



30 Jun 1917 - 9 Jan 2011





 
Lee Lyle Brawley was born June 30, 1917 in Winona, MO, the son of James Walter Brawley and Maggie (Buckner) Brawley. He passed away Sunday, January 9, 2011 at his home on Ledgerwood Lane at the age of 93 years. He was united in marriage to Iva M. Bland on August 7, 1939 in Garwood, MO, and to this union six children were born. Lee was preceded in death by his parents, James and Maggie Brawley; wife, Iva Brawley; three daughters: Letty Nickerson, Betty Voyles and Barbara Ann Brawley; five brothers; six sisters; three granddaughters and two grandsons. He is survived by two sons: Lee Brawley and wife, Nancy of Sedalia, MO and Lyle Brawley and wife, Shairron, of Winona, MO; one daughter, Dorothy Brooks and husband, Douglas, of Winona, MO; one sister, Addie Ruth Seaman of Winona, MO; seventeen grandchildren; several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends. Lee attended school at Pond Holler, New Liberty and other small community schools. While he attended school, he would work on the farm to help support the family. He served in WWII in 1944, after the attack on Pearl Harbor took place. Lee was also there in the Sea of Japan, Tokyo Bay when the Japanese surrendered to the United States after numerous battles. He worked as a farmer, logger, carrying ties for the Railroad and worked for the Forest Service. Lee had purchased a large track of timber and created his own lumber business, but as the demand for lumber decreased, he moved his family west to secure employment. When the economy improved, he returned to Missouri and purchased land to build a house for his family and others who needed assistance. He wanted to provide for his family and others that were less fortunate. Throughout his years in the community, Lee was part of the Forest Fire Fighting Crew, VFW and assisted in other community functions in Winona, MO and Lake Villa, IL. He had always assisted the less fortunate and provided for individuals in need. In September of 2001, Lee became an ordained minister after his years of teaching in Sunday school. He established men’s fellowship in 2006 for the unity of the Church and the glory of God. Lee wanted to improve awareness of the true goal that is to save the lost souls for God. He held numerous services and ministered to the needs of others. The work he started will blossom as God leads. Lee never lost his sense of humor nor his ability to quote numerous Bible scriptures. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 13, 2011 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Leslie Buckner officiating. Interment was in Pine Lawn Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.
LOUIS LEMUEL BRAWLEY
26 Sep 1914 - 23 Dec 1989






 
Louis Lemuel Brawley was born
Sept. 26, 1914 on Hurricane Creek in southern Shannon County to Samuel and Sarah Simpson Brawley, and departed this life Dec. 23, 1989, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, MO. On Feb. 2, 1938, he was united in marriage to Lura Oneita Youngblood. To this union two children were born. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents. He is survived by his children, Louise Minnich and husband Felix; Leon Brawley and wife Linda; all of Winona.  Also one sister, Julia Ball of Salem, MO; and eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1989, at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with the Rev. Golden Hampton officiating. Burial was in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.  
LOUIS 'LEON' BRAWLEY
13 Sep 1942 - 17 Mar 2004






 
Louis Leon Brawley was born
September 13, 1942 in Winona to Louis Limuel Brawley and Lora Oneita Youngblood. Leon passed away March 17, 2004 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo. at the age of 61 years. Leon was united in marriage to Linda Kay Smith on February 14, 1985 at Alton, Mo. Leon is preceded in death by his parents, one grandson and one son-in-law. Leon is survived by his spouse Linda Brawley of Winona; two sons, Lindell Brawley and Shawn Eggert, both of Winona; three daughters, Debbie Berry, Michelle Simpson and Lori Gleason, all of Winona; one sister, Louise Minnich, also of Winona; and 13 grandchildren. Leon will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him. Graveside services were held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 in the Brawley Cemetery with Jack Honeycutt officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.
LURA ONEITA
YOUNGBLOOD BRAWLEY
14 Sep 1917 - 11 Sep 1985









 
Lura Oneita Youngblood was born
September 14, 1917, the daughter of Edgar Angus and Edna Edith (MCADAMS) YOUNGBLOOD, and departed this life on September 11, 1985, at Lucy Lee Hospital in Poplar Bluff, MO at the age of 67 years, 11 months and 28 days. On February 2, 1938 she was united in marriage to Louis Lemuel BRAWLEY and to this union two children were born. She was preceded in death by her mother and father; two half- brothers; and one nephew. She is survived by her husband, Louis, of the home; her daughter, Louise MINNICH of Birch Tree, MO; her son Leon BRAWLEY of Winona, MO; one daughter-in-law, Linda BRAWLEY; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one grand daughter-in-law; one grand son-in-law, and a host of friends and relatives. On August 6, 1985, Oneita accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. The manner in which she bore her illness was a testimony to her faith in God. She will be sadly missed by all. Funeral services were held Friday, September 13 at 10 a.m. in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Winona, with Rev. Golden HAMPTON officiating. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, Shannon Co MO.   Sources for this information: The Current Wave, September 9, 1985.


MARVIN LLOYD
'NUN NUN'
BRAWLEY

12 May 1952 - 02 Jan 2013

  Marvin Lloyd Brawley was born May 12, 1952 at Shannon County, MO the son of Carl Brawley and Ada (Norris) Brawley. He passed away January 2, 2013 at his home in Winona, MO at the age of 60 years. He was united in marriage to Malinda Jean Bradshaw on June 6, 1991 at Winona, MO. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Ada Brawley; one brother Melvin Brawley; one sister Janet Willingham and one half brother Wayne Lawrence. He is survived by his wife Malinda Brawley of Winona, MO; one son Chris Brawley of Summersville, MO; two daughters April Brawley and Lynn Starn of WA; 5 grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. Marvin was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Nova Marie
Lay Brawley
19 Jan 1920 - 13 Dec 2006













 
Nova Marie Lay Brawley was born January 19, 1920 in Winona, MO at her home. She passed away December 13, 2006 at Mountain View Health Care in Mountain View, MO at the age of 86 years. She was preceded in death by her father, Henderson Roy Lay; her mother, Lizza Ann Winchester Lay; two brothers, Lester Lay and Loyd Lay; three sisters, Ester Buckner, Trudy Buckner, and Clara Sharp; four children, Ivan Blenkin, Bobby Blenkin, Ricky Jones and Louise Everett. Nova is survived by Lee Brawley of Winona, MO; one brother, Hoyd Lay, of Winona; one sister, Opal Woolsey, of Mountain View; one son, Charles Blenkin and wife, Amelia, of Granbury, TX; two daughters, Suzanne Tutton of Tulsa, OK and Patricia Kazouini of Oklahoma City, OK; 11 grandchildren: Devon Stafford Blenkin of Granbury, TX; Deborah Parks of Oklahoma City, OK; Paul Muzny of Oklahoma City, OK; Danny Landreth and wife, Marcy, of Shawnee, OK; Mike Landreth of Tulsa, OK; Bobby and wife, Amy, Butler of Norman, OK;Chris Butler of Oklahoma City, OK; Deanna Stafford of Granbury, TX; Douglas Stafford of IN; Dale Stafford of CA; and Tina Campbell of New Jersey; 11 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was a seamstress and homemaker, as well as a courageous mother and grandmother. She lived in Winona, Mountain View, St. Louis, MO and Oklahoma City, OK. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 16, 2006 at the Church of Prophecy in Winona at 3:00 PM with Bro. Jack Honeycutt and Rev. Darrell Derryberry officiating. Interment was in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home in Winona, MO.
Robert G. 'Bob'
Brawley
22 Mar 1933 - 27 Jun 2007















 
Robert G. Brawley was born
March 22, 1933 at Birch Tree, MO, the son of Noel Martin Brawley and Frances Fern Strain Brawley. He passed away Wednesday June 27, 2007 at his home in Auburn, KY at the age of 74 years. Bob was united in marriage to Doris Marie Cox on April 12, 1951, and to this union three children were born. He later married Shirley Ann McFarland Minnicks on November 10, 1990 at Auburn, KY. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Doris Cox Brawley. Bob is survived by his wife Shirley Brawley of Auburn, KY; three daughters, Belinda Miller of Beaverton, OR; Cathy Rosner and husband, Gary, of Beaverton, OR and Mary Brawley of Woodson Terrace, MO; one stepson, Tony Minnicks and wife, Sheila, of Virginia Beach, VA; one stepdaughter, Sonia Summer Hutcheson and husband, David, of Auburn, KY; nine grandchildren, Robert J. Brawley, Jerry Rosner, Jennifer Rosner, T.J. Minnicks, Brittany Sumner, Kayla Sumner, Joe Rosner, Christian Hutcheson, and Ryan Brawley; several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends. Bob served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was assigned to the Atlas Missile Program after the war. Bob was employed at General Motors until his retirement in 1997. He was a member of the Masons and belonged to the Eminence Masonic Lodge No. 607 AF & AM. Bob was a member of the New Life Baptist Church in Auburn, KY. Visitation was held Friday, June 29, 2007 at the Young Funeral Chapel in Auburn, KY with Masonic Services at 7 PM. Funeral Services were held Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 10:00 AM at the Young Funeral Home Chapel in Auburn, KY with Bro. Scott Cassady officiating. Graveside Services were held Sunday, July 1, 2007 at 2 PM in Oak Grove Cemetery with Rev. Aaron Davis officiating. Local arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree, MO.
RONALD 'DEAN'
BRAWLEY
29 Mar 1942 - 7 Oct 2010







 
Ronald 'Dean' Brawley was born March 29, 1942 at Winona, MO to O.H. 'Buck' Brawley and Maudie Vaugh Brawley. He passed away Thursday, October 7, 2010 in Winona, MO at the age of 68 years. He was united in marriage to Judy A. Blunk on December 22, 1962 in Winona, MO. Dean was preceded in death by his father 'Buck' Brawley; step-father Floyd Brown and one brother Dwain Brawley. He is survived by his wife Judy Brawley of Winona, MO; one daughter Cathy Honeycutt of Winona, MO; mother Maudie Spurgeon of Mountain View, MO; one brother Bill Brawley and wife Jenny of Winona, MO; one grandson Jason Yates of Winona, MO; and a host of other family and friends. Dean enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, working in his shop and doing Blacksmith work. He loved playing music and spending time with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Monday, October 11, 2010 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Vic Elliott officiating. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.
RONALD DEAN 'RONNIE'
BRAWLEY, JR.



12 Oct 1971 - 8 Jan 2010



 

 

Ronald Dean Brawley, Jr. - Born October 12, 1971 at Scott Air Force Base in Bellville, St Clair Co., IL the son of Ronald Dean Brawley, Sr. and Sandra Gene (Crocker) Brawley. He passed away Friday, January 8, 2010 at St. Louis, MO at the age of 38 years, 2 months, 27 days. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Holloway on May 6, 1995 at Alley Spring, MO. To this union, two children were born: Ronald Dean Brawley, III and Gready Eugene Brawley. Ronald was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dorris Lyman Brawley and Inez Revelle Brawley, Edward Vincent Crocker and Lilly Faye Webb; and one uncle, Edward Joseph Crocker. He is survived by his parents, Ronald and Sandra Brawley of St. Louis, MO; dear life partner, Debra Ann Sharp of St. Louis, MO; dear wife of eight years, Mary Ann Brawley of Winona, MO; two sons, Ronald Dean Brawley, III and Gready Eugene Brawley, both of Winona, MO; one brother, William Joseph Brawley and wife, Dalyce, of Winona, MO; one sister, Lisa Marie Brawley and partner, Doug Snider, of St. Louis, MO; aunts and uncles Darrell and Geneva Brawley of Winona, MO, Carolyn Joyce Gale and husband, Bill, of Nixa, MO, Bobby Brawley and wife, Becca, of Marietta, GA, Cheryl Brawley of Winona, MO, Beverly Ann Radisic and husband, James E., of Belleville, IL, Barbara Phartonar and husband, Sparky, Wanda Thomas and husband, Larry, Georgette Johnson and husband, Tom, Glenda 'Sissy' Pepper, and Sharon Birkamier and husband, Bob, all of St. Louis, MO; nieces and nephews, Jennifer, Ryan and Megan Brawley, and Kaylub Robert Dean Snider, Kaitlyn Gene Snider, all of St. Louis, MO; Christopher Holloway of Winona, MO, Ryan and Faith Holloway, both of Winona, MO; Jeffery Neal of Ellington, MO; Casey Neal of Fremont, MO; Steven Pate and Stephanie Piefer both of AR; and a host of other family and friends. Ronald enjoyed fishing and listening to music. He was a handy man of many talents and would fix anything. He owned Brawley’s Café in Winona and loved to cook. Most of all, Ronald enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial services were held Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the House of Prayer Church in Winona, MO with Rev. Archie Taylor officiating. Interment was in Pine Lawn Cemetery in Winona, MO.

 

SARAH BEULAH
SIMPSON BRAWLEY
26 Nov 1874 - 27 Jan 1938












 
Sarah Beulah Simpson, daughter
of Wright and Samantha (CATES) SIMPSON, was born November 26, 1874 near Alton in Oregon Co MO, and passed away at her home south of Winona at 7:15 p.m. on January 27, 1938 at the age of 63 years, 2 months and 1 day. On October 14, 1894 she was united in marriage with Samuel Alexander Greer BRAWLEY . To this union 14 children were born, 7 of whom preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband on October 24, 1928. She confessed a hope in Christ at an early age and united with the Methodist Church, to which faith she remained true until death claimed her. She leaves to mourn her death 7 children: Mrs. Iva JOHNSTON, of Halstead KS; Sam BRAWLEY of Madison IL; Wright BRAWLEY; Mrs. Virginia HAYNES; Mrs. Ava WEST; Mrs. Julia BALL; and Louis BRAWLEY, of Winona MO; 23 grandchildren; her stepmother, Mrs. Mary SIMPSON, of Alton MO; 7 sisters, 4 brothers and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at Falling Spring Cemetery by Rev. J. B. DAVIS at 2:30 p.m. on January 28th. Interment at the same place. - 'Oh, Dear Mother, how we’ll miss you; Here no more on earth you’ll roam; But we know that we can meet you In that bright celestial home.' – CARD OF THANKS: Mrs. Iva JOHNSTON; Mrs. Virginia HAYNES; Mrs. Ava WEST; Louis BRAWLEY; Mrs. Julia BALL; Sam BRAWLEY; Wright BRAWLEY.  Sources for this information: SHANNON COUNTY DEMOCRAT, February 3, 1938.
SELMA ALLMON BRAWLEY
08 Sep 1914 - 22 Aug 2005








 
Selma Allmon, age 90, Winona, was born on
Sep. 8, 1914 in Oregon Co MO, and passed away Aug. 22, 2005 at Brooke Haven Healthcare Center, West Plains Howell Co MO. Survivors include four children: Hilda Van Valkenburg and husband Bill, Walden CO; Wayne Brawley and wife Rita, Casper WY; Dale Brawley and wife Willie, Hanna WY; Phyllis Counts and husband Dewey, Winona MO; four sisters, Leona Brown, West Plains MO; Inez Brown and Ava Lee Fanning, both of Alton MO; Jetta Toler, West Plains MO; brother Elvin Allmon, Winfield MO; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, Oscar L. Allmon and Bertha Reed Allmon; her husband of sixty-two years, Jeff Brawley; five sister: Flodia Parrott, Sybel Bunzel, Bonnie Simpson, Freda Thompson and Ann White. Services were held on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Clary Chapel with Brother Otto Foust officiating. Interment was in Hickory Grove Cemetery near Alton under the direction of Clary Funeral Home of Alton.
FLORA PAULINE 'POLLY'
CULPEPPER BREEDEN
19 Oct 1924 - 16 Mar 1998







 
Flora Pauline Culpepper, age 73,
of Licking MO was born on October 19, 1924 to Olen William and Hallie Faye CULPEPPER. She passed away March 16, 1998, after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Carl, Levi and Harold CULPEPPER; a sister, June BLUNKALL; a daughter, Deborah CREECH; a granddaughter, Christina CATO; and a grandson, Anthony CREECH. Flora leaves to mourn her passing a sister, Renee BAKER and husband Bill of Oceanside CA; a daughter, Patricia COATS of St. Ann MO; a son, Robert CARDWELL and wife Jo Ann of Licking MO; a grandson, Raymond CATO of St. Ann MO; and two granddaughters, Jennifer and Jessica CARDWELL of Licking MO; and many other relatives and friends. Flora was baptized at an early age in the Christian Church at West Eminence where she spent her childhood. She retired from Rawlings Sporting Goods in Licking MO. As a loving mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Polly will be sadly missed by all who held her so dear to their hearts. A graveside memorial service was held following cremation, under the direction of Fox Funeral Home. Interment was in the Licking Cemetery.
Nellie Mae
Rogers Bresnen
05 Sep 1935 - 09 Jan 2007






















 
Nellie Mae Rogers was born
September 5, 1935 at Ashdown, AR. She was the daughter of the late Omer Neal and Cordilia Effie Goodman Neal. Nellie passed away January 9, 2007 at her residence in Birch Tree, MO at the age of 71 years. Nellie was united in marriage to Olin Duke Rogers on April 11, 1953 in Bassett, AR. To this union, 14 children were born. Olin Duke Rogers preceded her in death on March 9, 1994. She was united in marriage to Bruce Bresnen on May 28, 2005 at Birch Tree, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 sons, Ronnie 'Jaboe' Rogers, Timmy Rogers and Baby Boy Rogers; 2 daughters, Samantha Rogers and Sue Ann Rogers; 2 brothers, William Neal and Jeff Morris; and 3 sisters, Alma Faye Bishop, Lula Rae Herrington, and Wanda Breking. Nellie is survived by her husband, Bruce Bresnen, of Birch Tree, MO; 6 sons, Danny Rogers and wife, Ellen, of Birch Tree, MO; Larry Rogers of Allentown, PA; Vernon Rogers and wife, Lueann, of Birch Tree, MO; Jimmy Rogers and wife Connie of Birch Tree, MO; Jerry Rogers and wife, Audra, of Zeeland, MI; Rocky Rogers and wife, Beverly, of Thayer, MO; 3 daughters, Debbie Beauchamp and Mike Pols of Zeeland, MI; Wilma Zaremba and husband, David, of Mountain View, MO, Thelma Strabbing and husband, Mark, of Zeeland, MI; 2 step daughters, Deana Smith and husband, Al, of Levittown, PA and Michele Robson and husband, David, of Bensalem, PA; 1 brother, Omer Neal and wife, Margie, of Ash Flat, AR; 36 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Nellie was born and raised in Arkansas where she met and married her first husband. They later moved to Missouri in 1979 where they lived and raised their children. Following Olin’s death in 1994, Nellie moved to Birch Tree, MO where she met and married Bruce. They shared the last 5 years together. Nellie loved and enjoyed working at the Modern Day Veteran’s Bar in Birch Tree. She loved her work there and spending time with all her friends when she could. She loved to read when her busy family life allowed it. Nellie also enjoyed playing Doctor Mario, bowling and going 4-wheeling. She attended church at her son’s home in Birch Tree when her health permitted. She was a homemaker for most of her life. Nellie loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Funeral Services were held Friday, January 12, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree, MO with Bro. Tommy Rushing officiating. Interment was held in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Birch Tree.
BARBARA ROSE
CHILTON BRESSLER



06 Jun 1939 - 10 Sep 2012















 
Barbara Rose (Chilton) Bressler, daughter of Ishmael and Hazel (Jones) Chilton, was born on June 6, 1939 in West Eminence, MO and departed this earth in her home on September 10, 2012 at the age of 73 years. She graduated from Eminence High School in 1957. She worked for a short time at the Soil and Water Department at the county courthouse before marrying Andrew Lon Bressler. They were married on September 2, 1961, and to this union five children were born: Sheila, Jeff, Angie, Michelle and Sarah. In addition to raising her own children, 'Miss Barb' helped raise half of Shannon County by opening her home for childcare. After her own children were grown, she continued to encourage the youth of Eminence by working in the high school cafeteria. Her culinary skills were perfected even further by working at the Cross Country Trail Rides for many years. She gave her life to Christ at a young age and was a faithful member of the Eminence First Baptist Church. She served in many capacities over the years and desired no recognition or glory for these acts of service that she provided as long as she was able to attend. This included nursery duty, cleaning the sanctuary, communion services and being a deacon’s wife. In her spare time, Barb enjoyed sewing. She was an excellent seamstress who has made countless bridesmaid and prom dresses as well as many Sunday dresses or Halloween costumes. She also enjoyed crocheting, quilting, embroidery and general crafting. Her family felt her cooking was second to none and often called it 'heaven on earth'. Her magic touch, applied to house plants, was more than just a green thumb. Many would think this country lady would be lost in 21st century technology; however some of her greatest joys were skyping, facebooking and e-mailing to keep up to date on all of her granchildren’s latest adventures. Each one of them will always know she loved them 'the most'. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Shirley Korte; and two brothers, James 'Jim' Chilton and William 'Bill' Chilton; and other nieces, nephews and in-laws. She is survived by her dedicated husband, Andy; one brother, Jerry Chilton and wife, Vinita; daughter, Sheila Andrews and husband, Hal; Jeff Bressler and wife, LuAnn; daughter, Angie McDonald and husband, Craig; daughter, Michelle Sanders and husband, Chris; and daughter, Sarah Bressler; her 11 grandchildren, Heather Rogers and husband, Marc, Hannah Andrews, Ashley, Brandon, and Courtney Bressler, Emily, Matt and Gracie McDonald, Luke, Jacob and Sydney Sanders; and a host of other family and friends. In her last 6 years of life, she has been a testament of her favorite scripture-Phillipians 4:13 'I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me'. Although she will be greatly missed, we can always look back at the example that she has set before us. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Chilton Memorial Fund of First Baptist Church or the Wesley McIntire Memorial Fund. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO with Rev. Sam Upton and Rev. Alan Stringer officiating. Interment was in Munsell Chapel Cemetery in Eminence, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.

THELMA NEVA
 BROWN BRESSLER
31 Jul 1912 - 30 Jun 1982
















 
Thelma Neva Brown was born
July 31, 1912 in Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee, the daughter of Tom and Jessie (French) Brown.  She departed this life on June 30, 1982, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 69 years, 11 months. She attended school at the Long Branch School in Tennessee and after moving to Missouri with her family in November, 1920, at the age of 8, she attended school at DeWeese School.  Following graduation from DeWeese Grade School, she attended Eminence High School, where she graduate in 1931. She accepted Jesus as her Savior at an early age, and she continued faithfully serving her Lord throughout her life.  She had been a member of First Baptist Church of Eminence for almost thirty years. She was  united in marriage to Albert Lon Bressler on July 20, 1931, and to this union were born nine children:  Doris Eva, Andrew Lon, Freda May, Mary Louise, Thomas Albert, Kathryn Fay, Alvin Ray, Wanda Kay, and Patricia Naydean. Thelma was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker.  She didn't take a job  outside the home until most of her children were grown.  She then served as secretary to the county Supernatant of schools and as a teacher's aide in the Head Start Program. Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Jessie Brown, her husband, Albert, and one sister, Clatie Louise Brown. She leaves to mourn her passing, one sister, Mary Celestine (Brown) Holland; a cousin who was as close as a sister, Ruby (French) Rainbolt; her nine children; daughters-in- law, Barbara, Beverly and Kathryn; sons-in-law, Donald Heckel, Gene Henderson and Ernie Huffman; twenty grandchildren; several brothers and sisters-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Thelma will be sadly missed by her family, friends and this community, but we know she is a precious addition to the Kingdom of Heaven. Memorial services were held July 3, 1982 at 10:00 a.m. at Duncan Funeral Home, with Rev. Rick Miller officiating.  
ALPHA OPAL
WHITE BREWER
12 May 1907 - 11 Jan 1986










 
Alpha Opal White was born May 12, 1907 in Shannon County, Mo. the daughter of Charlie O. and Iowa Williams White Ellerman and passed away January 11, 1986 at her home after a long illness, at the age of 78 years. Alpha attended school at Bee Bluff on Current River through the eighth grade.  On July 28, 1926 she was united in marriage to Arthur Joseph Brewer in St. Louis, Missouri and to this union six children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband on October 3, 1967; one son, Arthur Brewer, Jr.; two daughters, Ann Margorie and Annett Alene Brewer Younger. She is survived by two sons, Allan Charles Brewer and Arnold James Brewer, both of Eminence, Missouri; one daughter, Alma Jean Mooney of Lutesville, Missouri; eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Eulah McIntire of Eminence, Missouri. Alpha had been an active member of the Eminence Assembly of God Church for many years.  Her greatest joy was to work in her garden when she was able, because she felt close to God.  She loved attending church and the fellowship of her church family. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 14 at 10 a.m. in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with Rev. Lloyd Welch officiating. Burial was in Alley Spring Cemetery  under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.
CHARLES 'WAYNE' BREWER



08 Feb 1979 - 20 Jul 1996
 

Charles Wayne Brewer was born February 8, 1979 at Mountain View, MO, the son of Eugene Brewer and Kaye (Dewitt) Brewer. He passed away Sunday, August 7, 2011 in Mountain View, MO at the age of 32 years. He was united in marriage to Monica Martin on July 20, 1996 at Eminence, MO. Wayne was preceded in death by his grandparents and one uncle, Erman Martin. He is survived by his wife, Monica Brewer of Winona, MO; four sons, Charlie Brewer, Aaron Brewer, Noah Brewer and Conner Brewer, all of Winona, MO; one daughter, Destiny Brewer of Winona, MO; his parents, Eugene and Kaye Brewer of Winona, MO; one brother, Willie Brewer and wife, Rebecca Brewer, of Winona, MO; one sister, Windy Horton and husband, Bill, of Winona, MO; one great aunt, Dorothy Martin of Winona, MO; a host of nieces and nephews, and many other family and friends. Wayne had several nicknames, such as Charlie, Chucky, Uncle Wayne and Knucklebuck. He enjoyed playing the drums, guitar, and even coached Little League Baseball. Most of all, Wayne loved being with his children and taking them fishing. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 11, 2011 at the House of Prayer Church in Winona, MO with Rev. Archie Taylor officiating. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.

 

RONALD ALLEN BREWER

27 Feb 1966 - 14 Sep 2011



 

 

Ron was born February 27, 1966 in Albany, MO, the son of Jim and Sonya Brewer. He passed away at his home in Holt, MO on September 14, 2011. Ron left behind his wife, Kay; daughters Madison and Lindsey; brother Robert; sister, Jimile; and his parents. Memorial services were held on Monday, September 19 at the Fry, Bross and Spidle Funeral Home in Kearney, MO. A memorial service will be held for family and friends at the Alley Springs Cemetery on Saturday, October 15 at 4 PM. The family would like to request that you give to the Brewer Family Memorial Fund, Goppert Financial Bank, PO Box 80, Holt, MO, 64048 instead of flowers.

Ricky Dale Briggs
18 Feb 1956 - 15 Oct 2006










 
Ricky Dale Briggs,
age 50, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2006 from a heart attack at his home in Summersville. Ricky, son of Wayne Briggs and Joyce Ann Riley, was born February 18, 1956 in Kansas City. Ricky attended school in Summersville and upon graduation from Summersville High School in 1974, he entered the U.S. Army, serving 18 months overseas. He was united in marriage to Sandra Sue Cook in 1974 and was blessed with three children - Terry, Brandon and Cody. Ricky worked in the wood industry and as a self-employed mechanic. He loved to build VW dune buggies and was well known throughout the area for his customized recreational vehicles. He was saved and baptized in 1979 at Valley Center Baptist Church and most recently attended Midvale Pentecostal Church. Ricky is survived by his children Terry of Summersville, Brandon of Kansas City, and Cody of Hartshorn; his mother Joyce Briggs of Hartshorn; brother Randy of Nixa and sister Carrie of Columbia; grandparents Esco and Agnes Riley of Hartshorn; two grandchildren - Seth and Heidi; and a host of family and friends. Services were held Saturday, October 21, 2006 at the Bradford Funeral Chapel in Summersville with visitation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by burial in the Valley Center Baptist Cemetery with Masonic and Military Rites.
Weancie Dean Briggs
01 May 1930 - 13 Aug 2010
















 
Weancie Dean Briggs, the son of George Frank Briggs and Carrie A. (Helton) Briggs, was born May 1, 1930 at Hartshorn, Missouri. Weancie Dean passed away due to a vehicle accident Friday evening, August 13, 2010, making his age 80 years. He was united in marriage to Joyce Riley. One daughter, Carrie Lynn, was born to their union. Joyce brought two sons to their union, Ricky and Randy. After many years of marriage, Wayne and Joyce were divorced. Wayne was attending the Hartshorn Assembly of God Church. He was active in the Summersville Senior Center and went every day for lunch.  He served in the United States Army from February 25, 1953 to February 15, 1955. Wayne enjoyed bluegrass music, and often went to the Opera held at the Summersville VFW Hall. He enjoyed playing cards at the Summersville Senior Center, and often played at home with family and friends. Preceding in death are his parents, George and Carrie, three sisters, Wave, Rosie, and Audrey; three brothers, Arnold, Vernon, and Aubrey. He is also preceded in death by a step-son, Ricky Briggs. Wayne is survived by his daughter, Carrie Lynn Briggs of Columbia, Missouri; step-son, Randy Dale and wife, Kay, of Nixa, Missouri; sisters, Geraldine Derryberry of Licking, Missouri; Maudelene Purcell and husband, Jim, of Salem, Missouri, one brother, Lloyd Briggs, of Mountain View Health Care, Mountain View, Missouri; and two sisters-in-law, Thelma and Elsie Briggs. Wayne is also survived by five step-grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, and a host of other family members and many friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Interment and Military Honor Rites was in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Donald Elmer Brim
17 May 1948 - 14 Jul 2009
















 
Donald Elmer Brim, son of
Carl Ottis Brim and Velma Jean Dewoody Bruce, was born May 17, 1948 in Texas County, MO and passed away at his daughter Angela’s home in Pocahontas, Illinois, Tuesday morning, July 14, 2009, making his age 61 years. Donald was united in marriage to Margaret White, and to their union three children were born; Gerald L., Timothy Carl, and Angela Jean. He proudly served in the United States Army from May 25, 1965 to August 2, 1968, and then served in the Army Reserves until May 24, 1971. He owned his own roofing company and worked as a roofer. For the last few years, he has been disabled. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed helping others in any way he could. Donald is preceded in death by his father, Carl O. Brim; his mother, Velma J. Bruce,; one son, Donald Brim Jr.; two brothers, Carl Eugene Brim, James Ray Ashmore; and two sisters, Sandra Labbee Romines and Sherri Brim. Donald is survived by his three children: sons, Gerald L. Brim of Granite City, Illinois; Timothy Carl Brim of Granite City, Illinois; daughter, Angela Jean Brim Anderson and husband, John, of Pocahontas, Illinois; one brother, Ronald Brim, of Mountain View, MO; one niece, Tammatha Brim Burrus; five grandchildren: Jonathan James Anderson, Tamara Angela Hoffman, Kristina Michelle Anderson, Cameron Brim Gunter and Kodi Brim Vanvoorst; and his step-mother, Eula Brim; step brothers, Larry Labbee, Bobby Labbee, Billy Labbee, Tim Labbee; and step sister, Rhonda Shoults. Donald is also survived by a host of other family members and many friends. Graveside services were held Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Antioch Cemetery with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Interment and full military honors and honors by Patriot Guard Riders were at Antioch Cemetery in Hartshorn, MO under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
EULA MAE STRINGER BRIM



08 Feb 1938 - 19 Jul 2011












 

Eula Mae Brim was born to Jasper Effner Stringer and Dollie (Morgan) Stringer February 8, 1938 at home in Hartshorn, MO. She passed away Tuesday, July 19th, 2011, making her age 73 years, 5 months and 11 days. Eula was united in marriage to Bobby Dale Labbee. To this union 5 children were born. She later married Carl Otis Brim and to this union 1 child was born and Carl's two sons became part of this family of 9. Eula is preceded in death by her father Jasper Effner Stringer, her mother Dollie Stringer, her husband Carl Otis Brim; 5 brothers, Lynn Eugene Stringer, Melton George, Bill Jackson, William John Stringer and James Lee Stringer; 2 sisters, Linda Kaye Stringer and Pauline Stringer McGalliard; two daughters, Sandra Labbee and Sherry Collins; 3 stepsons, Carl Eugene Brim, Donald Brim and James Ashmore, 3 grandsons, Bryan Stewart, Brad Kinserlow and Elijah Romines and 1 granddaughter Mariah Stark. She is survived by her children, Larry Labbee of Hartshorn, Bobby and wife Ronda Labbee of Elk Creek, Rhonda Shoults and husband David of Hartshorn, Billy and wife Sharon Labbee of Hartshorn and Tim and wife Dawna Labbee of Elkland, MO, Ronnie and wife Barbara of Willow Springs, two sisters, Evelyn DeWitt and Elsie Carmack both of Hartshorn, MO, and one brother Joe Stringer of Bakersfield, California; 21 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren with two more expected soon and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Eula was a very loving mother to her own children and a host of other children who would enter her door and be welcomed as if they were her own. Eula had a special relationship with each of her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Her grandchildren will miss Grandma’s homemade biscuits and the stash of gum she always had for them. She always had a ready smile and a helping hand whenever she was needed. She was a true blessing to her family, friends and neighbors and the void caused by her passing will be felt by all who knew and loved her. Services were held on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

 

DONALD V. 'DON'
BROADFOOT
13 Oct 1925 - 20 Jan 1986





















 
Donald V. Broadfoot was born
October 13, 1925 at Timber, Missouri, the second son of Lewis and Stella Williams Broadfoot.  He passed away January 20, 1986 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 60 years. As a small boy, Donald began his education at the Sutton's Creek School and finished at the Eminence High School where he received a G.E.D. after his service with the Armed Forces ended in 1946.  He served with the 86th Mountain Infantry Division in the Po Valley in Italy, where he specialized as a heavy mortar crewman and sharpshooter. On January 14, 1956 he was united in marriage to Jewell Smith at Mountain. Home, Arkansas and shortly after moved to the Delaware community to make their home with their two daughters, Carole Broadfoot Holland and Cheryl Means Randolph. Donald leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Jewell, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carole and Larry Holland, and Cheryl and Walter Randolph; his mother, Stella  Broadfoot; three grandchildren, Kristin, Richard, and Stephen, whom he loved dearly; two nephews, Lou and James Broadfoot; a niece, Doris Ann Warren; other great nieces and nephews; and a host of cousins, relatives and friends. Donald was self-employed as a farmer, having spent his entire life in a job that he thoroughly enjoyed.  He rededicated his life to the Lord and was baptized into the family of Christ at the West Eminence Christian Church several years ago. Donald enjoyed tilling the soil and watching things grow.  Man-made monuments held no allure, but he loved to look on the wonders of God's creation, the beautiful hills, valleys and streams and the ever-changing seasons of the Ozarks.  He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed pitting his skills against the wild animals that abound in our area. Life certainly won't be the same without Donald as he touched the lives of many people, as he loved to exchange thoughts and ideas with others and enjoyed nothing more than being surrounded by a group of friends and relatives.  Although Donald won't walk these hills again and work with the land he loved so well, the evidence is here of the many hours he spent improving the farm he loved and as we see the wind riffling the crops on the land he tended so carefully, who knows but what God in His infinite wisdom and love is allowing Donald to pass lightly over it once again. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with Bro. Rodney Brown and Herald DeWeese officiating.  Burial was in the New Eminence Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence. 
MYRTLE MATTHEWS
BROADFOOT
1903 - 1964





 
Myrtle Jewell Matthews was the daughter of Madison Riley Matthews & Nancy Elizabeth Williams.
[the first part of this obit is missing] - Myrtle was united in marriage to Elbert Broadfoot May 23, 1928. To this union two children were born, a son, Veris Broadfoot, of the home, and a daughter, Zelma Lee, who preceded her in death 1955.  Myrtle has been in very poor health for several years and the last few years has been semi-invalid. She bore her affliction and sorrow with a smile and seldom ever complained. We feel that our loss is heaven’s gain.  She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Elbert; son, Veris; two sisters, Mary Weaver of Winona, and Martha Pyrtle of Granite City, Illinois; two brothers, W.D. Matthews and Frank Matthews, both of Winona; two aunts, Mrs. Mary Capps of Ranger, Texas, and Dovie Cooper of Winona; an uncle, Robert Williams of Winona; nephews, nieces and a host of relatives and friends.
VIRGIE MAE
BUNCH BROADFOOT
19 May 1914 - 14 Sep 2010













 
Vergie M. Bunch Broadfoot, 96 died September 14, 2010 in Walla Walla, WA. One of 11 children, Vergie was born May 19, 1914 in Eminence, Missouri. She was the daughter of James 'Arthur' Bunch & Nettie Almedia 'Net' Tucker Bunch. She attended and taught at local schools in Shannon County, Missouri. On June 18, 1938 in Salem, Missouri she married Lindell L. Broadfoot. The couple owned and operated a farm in Shannon County, Missouri for a few years before moving to Heppner, Oregon in 1947. Mr. Broadfoot followed the timber business and they lived in various locations including Monument, Oregon before settling in Milton-Freewater in 1980. After their retirement they enjoyed traveling and going back to Missouri ever year to visit. Lindell passed away on July 30, 1992. She was a dedicated wife, mother, and homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking and volunteering for church projects. She was a member of the Milton Seventh-day Adventist Church. She is survived by her 4 daughters, Linda [Vern] Walcker and Donna [Rual] Brown both of Milton-Freewater, Judy [James] Lamberton of Brewster, Washington and Joan Broadfoot of Ashland, Oregon and Mary Ann Warnock of Kennewick, Washington: brother, Luke Bunch of Douglasville, Georgia, 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Ron Broadfoot. Visitation was on Saturday, September 18, 2010. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main St, Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Contributions may be made to the Blue Mountain T.V. through the funeral home. Interment to follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery in College Place, WA.
Jessie 'Mayo'
Whitworth Bronston
07 Feb 1919 - 31 Aug 2008

































 
Jessie 'Mayo' Whitworth was born
February 7, 1919 at Lamont, OK the daughter of Charles Boston Whitworth and Lura (Hill) Whitworth. She passed away August 31, 2008 at Mountain View, MO at the age of 89 years. Mayo met Thomas Bronston when he was 'making the harvest' in July 1935 and they were united in marriage at West Plains, MO on April 25, 1936. To this union were born four children Betty Ann, Barbara Mayo, Lyndal Thomas, and Charles Patrick. Mayo and Tom established TMB Holstein Farm near Ponca City, OK where they began programs with 4H and FFA calves. They produced genetically improved herd of cows, was enrolled in DHIA and Brucellosis eradication programs, holding the #1 certificate of a clean herd. In the 1960's the herd was sold and they began a herd of registered quarter horses. In August of 1949, they bought a home and a quarter section of land where they operated the dairy for 22 years, selling out upon the confiscation of lands for the Kaw Reservoir. They purchased a ranch near Birch Tree, MO in 1972 and built a new home and barns. They raised registered quarter horses, both running and working types having won in various racing events in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. They settled down to retirement and soon had a herd of 53 head of mares, colts and stallions. When Tom became physically unable to care for the horses he and Mayo sold the herd to a new rancher near Gainesville, MO. Mayo was an artist, author and editor. She was the editor of the Holstein Freesian Association Magazine. Mayo was a talented writer, and wrote many wonderful children's stories; although she never had them published. She kept a daily journal of her life, which detailed the hard work she had endured. Mayo was a talented quilter and had quilted at least 325 quilts during her lifetime. She has quilts on exhibits in various states, and her most notable quilt 'Birds of the United States' is in Washington, DC and is insured by Lloyds of London. Mayo is also remembered as a wonderful cook. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Mayo was preceded in death by her parents Charles Boston and Lura Whitworth; her husband Tom Bronston; two sons Lyndal Thomas Bronston and Charles Patrick Bronston; two sisters Flossie Henderson and Nellie Clark; and three brothers Lyndal Whitworth, Lyle Whitworth and Luke Boston Whitworth. Mayo is survived by her two daughters Betty Self of Birch Tree, MO and Barbara White of Ponca City, OK; six grandchildren Travis Pentzer of Oklahoma City, OK; Lauri Dawne Kelley and husband Darryl of Marland, OK; Traci Kathlyn Pettys and husband Loren of Sapulpa, OK; Whit Hunsucker and wife Marty of Ponca City, OK; Tommy Bronston of Georgia; and Christina Bergamesco of Kennesaw, GA; seven great grandchildren Layne Kelley and Michael Dady of Ponca City, OK; and Lacey Kelley of Marland, OK; Amy Pardo and husband Steve of Miami, FL; Lindley Cameron and husband Matt of Midlothian, TX; Benjamin Pettys and Drew Pettys both of Sapulpa, OK; and Sarah Beth Hunsucker of Ponca City, OK; one great-great grandson Wyatt Allen Dady of Ponca City, OK; one daughter-in-law Janet Bronston of Newalla, OK; her close friend and confidant Janet Dailey and daughter Scottie and Jodie Pulliam of Winona, MO and a host of other family and friends. Funeral Services were held Thursday, September 4, 2008 at the Longwood Baptist Church in Ponca City, OK with Rev. Michael Ridgeway officiating. Interment was in Longwood Cemetery in Ponca City, OK under the direction of Trout Funeral Home. Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 6PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree with Rev. Garry Reagan officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home.


DOUGLAS BROOKS



13 Oct 1934 - 19 Jan 2012


 

Douglas Brooks was born October 13, 1934 at Ruble, MO the son of James Henry Brooks and Lucinda (McAlister) Brooks. He passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012 at his home in Winona, MO at the age of 77 years. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Ellen Brawley on April 6, 1957 at Des Arc, MO. Doug was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers and six sisters. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Ellen Brooks of Winona, MO; one son Christopher Brooks and wife Ann Marie of Lake Moor, IL; one daughter Lorna Filkey and husband John of Goodyear, AZ; one adopted daughter Mary Lou White of Winona, MO; and a very good friend Gracie Fox of Winona, MO; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. Doug was an avid maker of fishing lures. He enjoyed visiting with people at auctions he attended. Doug was an active member at the House of Prayer Church in Winona, MO.   Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Visitation: Friday, January 20, 2012  6:00pm - 8:00pm - Duncan Funeral Chapel - Winona, MO  

Services: Saturday, January 21, 2012   1:00pm - Duncan Funeral Chapel - Winona, MO 

Interment: Pine Lawn Cemetery, Winona, MO

 

FLORA ESTELLE
CHILDRESS
BARE BROOKS


04 Apr 1920 - 26 Mar 2004












 
Flora Estelle Childress, the d
aughter of John David Childress and Thelma Adams Childress, was born April 4, 1920, in Frederick, Oklahoma and passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Mountain. View, on Friday, March 26, 2004, making her age 83 years, 11 months and 22 days. Flora was united in marriage to Ralph Bare Nov 11,1937, to their union they had five children; Beverly, John, Ralph, Roy and Bobbi. After Ralph's death, Flora then married Bonnie D. Brook, who preceded her in death. After Bonnie's death, Flora moved to the Summersville and lived in the Senior Citizens Apartments. She became an active member of the First Christian Church. She worked for many years as a instructor and clerk in a craft shop. She loved to make and share her crafts with her family and her friends. Preceding Flora in death are her parents, John and Thelma; two sons, Roy and John; a daughter-in-law, Jean Childress; a son-in-law, John Baldwin; a great-grandson, Steven Baldwin; and one sister, Ulane. Flora is survived by her two daughters, Beverly Baldwin of Summersville, and Bobbi Moore and husband Chuck, of Detroit, Mich.; one son, Ralph Bare and wife Julie, of Bull Head City, Ariz.; one sister, Jerry Shirley and husband Billie, of Wichita Falls, Tex.; one brother, David Lee Childress and wife Lorraine, of Lake Jackson, Tex.; 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Services were held Thursday. April 1, at 2 p.m at First Christian Church in Summersville with Rev. Paul Hamm officiating. Interment was in Flat Rock Cemetery near Summersville, under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. 
KENNETH DALE BROOKS



17 Nov. 1965 - 18 Nov. 2009











 

 

Kenneth Dale Brooks, son of Kenneth and Beverly Burks Brooks was born November 17, 1965 at Mountain View, MO and passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at Mountain View, MO, making his age 44 years and 1 day. Kenny is preceded in death by one sister Kristen Brooks, his grandparents Clave and Waneda Brooks, grandmother Beulah Burks, aunt Barbara Martin and a great uncle Bill Wilson. Surviving are his parents, Ken and Bev Brooks, one daughter Kendra Brooks, two brothers, Bryon Brooks, and Kevin Brooks and wife Connie, all of the Mountain View area; three nieces, Kayla Brooks of Mountain View, MO, Riley Masterson of Springfield, MO; Shaynah Brooks, one nephew Dalton Brooks, two great aunts Dorthy Wilson all of Mountain View, MO, and Aldena Justino of San Leandro, California, two uncles, Jerry Brooks and wife Darlene, and Eldon Martin all of the Mountain View, MO area. Kenny had many past times, he liked to go arrow head hunting, and had many in his collection. He loved to hunt, fish, ride his dune buggy, and 4 wheeler. When he was young he loved to ride horses and compete in horse shows. He loved to go on trail rides on the weekends with family and friends. He had a love for guns and collected them for many years. He spent a lot of time with his nephew Dalton, and has taught him many of the things he has learned. When Dalton got big enough he taught him the love of hunting, fishing, and arrow head hunting. They loved to compete with each other. They were always hunting and fishing together. He had many friends and if you ever needed anything he was always there for you. If you needed a ride to work in the snow and ice he would take you . If a storm came through the area, he would be out checking on you to see if everything was ok. If he needed to cut up trees to get your car out, he would. He loved to work in heavy equipment. He visited the nursing home many times, and he put a lot of effort in visiting his older friends. Kenny had a big heart and wanted to make a difference. Kenny would always go to Kendra's school dance to dance with his daughter. He never missed a chance to dance with his daughter. Services were held Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Glenn Green officiating. Interment was in Arroll Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

MARY ALICE
 AHART BROOKS
08 Jul 1935 - 30 Jul 2007













 
Mary Alice Ahart was born
on July 8, 1935 at St. Elizabeth, Mo., the daughter of Alph Ruby Ahart and Alice Marie (Albertson) Ahart. She passed away July 30, 2007 at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. at the age of 72 years. She was united in marriage to Done Cleve Brooks on September 26, 1953 and to this union one daughter was born. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter Linda Sue Beavers; her husband Don Brooks; her father-in-law Ira Brooks, her mother-in-law Bessie Brooks and her niece Michelle Ahart. She is survived by her two brothers Earl Wayne Ahart and wife Linda of St. Charles, Mo. and Marlis Joseph Ahart and wife Joan of Mountain View, Mo.; nephews and nieces Don Knotts, Jeffrey Knotts, Jenny Knotts, Joseph Dwayne Ahart, Cheryl A. Hagen, Amy Lynn Hagen, Katie Hagen and Charlotte Ahart the mother of Keith Ahart, Kevin Ahart and Keri Ahart. In her early life Mary lived in the Olean, Mo. area and attended school there until she and her family moved to Maryland Heights, Mo. where she attended high school. Mary loved horses and enjoyed traveling with her husband Don showing their Foxtrotters. Mary and Don returned to this area 40 years ago and she loved living in the country. She enjoyed raising cattle, picking berries and the area wildlife. She enjoyed fishing whenever she had the opportunity. She enjoyed playing Bingo and reading books. Graveside services were held Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Jarrett Cemetery in Iberia, Mo. with Rev. Glen Golden officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain. View, Mo.
MELVIN DALE BROOKS

melvin dale brooks

21 Jul 1949 - 18 Oct 2013














  Melvin Dale Brooks, 64, of Mountain View, Missouri peacefully entered into Heaven on October 18, 2013 at his home. He was born July 21, 1949 at Mountain View, Missouri, the son of Virgil and Donetta (McClellan) Brooks. Melvin graduated from high school at Mountain View. He then served his country in Vietnam. After his tour of duty, he married Connie Carr, and to this union were born Randy and Lisa. On July 11, 1991, he married Brenda Lee Brown, and to this union were born Marty and Chad. Melvin worked in sawmill logging industry, but was best known for his love of coon hunting and training a good hunting dog. Melvin was a Christian and attended the First Church of God at Mountain View. Melvin was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents; father and mother-in-law, Jack and Inez Brown; and sister-in-law, Janet Fletcher. He is survived by his wife, Brenda, of the home; his children, Randy Brooks and wife, Angela, of West Plains, MO, Lisa Dodson and husband, Eugene, of Eminence, MO, Marty Brooks and wife, Coantha, of Mountain View, and Chad Brooks and wife, Amber, of Mountain View. Also surviving are seven brothers and sisters, Vernon Brooks and wife, Brenda, of Mountain View, Donald Brooks and wife, Ruth, of Houston, MO, Ricky Brooks and wife, Shirley, of Bourbon, MO, Brenda Scheig of West Plains, MO, James Ronnie Brooks, Bobby Brooks, and Donna Brooks, all of Mountain View; 16 grandchildren, Seth, Whitney, Aaron and Allison Brooks, Dallas and Brittany Wake, Whitney (Dodson) Randolph, Briar and Blaze Dodson, Randah Ray, Shelby, Chelsea and Trenton Brooks, and Leighanna, Clayton, and Kylie Brooks. Melvin was loved and will be missed by his family and all his friends.

Rev. 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Visitation: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Sunday, October 20, 2013
Yarber Mortuary 621 E. Fifth St. Mountain View, MO 65548
Funeral Services: 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 21, 2013 Yarber Mortuary
621 E. Fifth St. Mountain View, MO 65548
Interment: Forest Dell Cemetery, Mountain View, MO
Memorial donations may be made to: American Cancer Society
BETTY JUNE VOYLES BROWN



16 Jun 1931 - 04 May 2012
    

Betty June Brown was born June 16, 1931 in Shannon County, MO, the daughter of Nicholas Jackson Voyles and Janie Elizabeth (Martin) Voyles. She passed Friday, May 4, 2012 at Birch Tree Place in Birch Tree, MO, at the age of 80 years. She was united in marriage to Lester Loyd Brown on October 8, 1949 in Arkansas. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas and Janie Voyles; husband, Lester Brown; one infant baby; two brothers: Harvey Voyles and Buddy Voyles; and one sister, Lilly Hall. She is survived by one son, Jackie Lee Brown of Winona, MO; four daughters: Betty Jane Tipton and husband, Alvin, of Winona, MO, Berniece Brown of Winona, Judy Brown of Winona, MO, Charlene Tipton and husband, Verlin, of Winona, MO; three sisters: Joann Wilkins of Madison, IL, Ruth Randolph of Eddyville, IL and Trudy Webb of Eminence, MO; two sisters-in-law: Cora Voyles of Winona, MO and Floy Voyles-Schell of Winona, MO; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. Betty loved her dog, Sissy, and going fishing. She enjoyed going to the Senior Center and paint with her friends. Most of all, Betty loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were Monday, May 7, 2012 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Bro. Greg Richardson officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Birch Tree, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes of Winona, MO.



BUDDY BROWN
Died 02 Nov 1947


 
In Memorium [this is as it was spelled in the paper] - In loving memory of our dear son, Buddy Brown, who passed away six years ago today, Nov. 2, 1947.  Darling, we will never forget your sweet face and your kind words. We miss you so much, but we know that the Lord wanted you for a Rose for the Master’s bouquet. We know you are happy in heaven, so we will have to live on without you. You are sadly missed by daddy and mama. ~ Mr. and Mrs. Lacy Brown and brothers and sisters.
Casey Brandon Brown
Died August 14, 2010






 
Casey Brandon Brown - Licking, Missouri - Died August 14, 2010 at the age of 13 years, seven months and 14 days. Survivors include his parents, David Wayne Brown and Kim Thompson; and Debra Marie Woods and husband, Russell; great-grandmothers, Genevieve Johnson and Mabel Brown, both of Licking; Mary Craden, St. Peters; Marie Robbers, St. Ann; Marie Seiler, Ridgedale; grandparents, Donald and Pat Brown, Licking; Matthew and Sharon Seiler, Springfield; and James E. and Paula Robbers; brothers, Bradley Brown, Niles, Mich.; and Jimmy Lee Robbers, Salem; sisters, Kellie Brown and Angel Brown, both of Niles; and Tabitha Brown, Eldon; and a host of extended family and friends. Mr. Brown will lie in state 6 to 8 p.m. August 17, 2010 at Fox Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. August 18, 2010 at Fox Funeral Home Chapel, Licking. Interment will be in Hutchason Cemetery.

CATHERINE
HUGHES BROWN
28 Sep 1914 - 16 Feb 2005












 
Catherine Hughes, daughter of
Steve M. and Sarah (Ward) Hughes, was born September 28, 1914 in Eminence, Missouri, and entered into rest February 16, 2005, in Columbia, Missouri at the age of 89 years, 4 months and 18 days. Catherine was united in marriage to Bus Brown on July 1, 1933. They were the parents of three children. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1991; and two brothers, Bill Hughes and Ward Hughes. Survivors include three children: Mary Butler and husband Harold of Columbia, Missouri; Jim Brown and wife Barbara of Athens, Ohio; and Carole Sue Smith and husband Lee of Washington, D. C.; one brother, Dr. Carl W. Hughes and wife Eleanor of Maryland; one sister, Jane Howell of Fredericktown, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Doris Hughes of St. Louis, Missouri, and Gladys Hughes of Auburn, Washington; seven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Catherine was a past Nobel Grand of Salem Rebekah Lodge. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Catherine will be sadly missed by all who knew her.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, February 20, 2005, at James and Gahr Chapel with Edward Hankinson officiating. Music was provided by taped selections. Pallbearers were Jake Patton, Sam Butler-Hunziker, Jonathan Patton, Michael Patton, Noah Smith and Brandon Vogt. Honorary pallbearers were Gideon Smith and Joshua Smith. Interment was in North Lawn Cemetery with all arrangements under the direction of James and Gahr Mortuary.

DOROTHY VIRGINIA
FRY BROWN



Mar. 19, 1915 - Sep. 22, 2012





  Dorothy Virginia Brown, 97, of Birch Tree, Missouri departed this life on September 22, 2012 at Birch Tree Place, Birch Tree, Missouri. She was born March 19, 1915 in Mineral Springs, Arkansas, the daughter of Cecil L. and Martha W. (Lewis) Fry. She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands; two children, Joseph Dumas and Anna Marie Hales; one brother, Cecil Fry; two sisters, Barbara Sue Fry and Pauline Moger; and one grandchild, Desi Dumas. Surviving are one son, Donald Dumas and wife, Barbara of Bartlett, IL; seven grandchildren, Debi Wagner, Heather Dumas, Brian Dumas, Jeffrey Dumas, David Hales, Sean Hales, and Joseph Hales; a niece, Barbara Foster of Birch Tree, who had been her caretaker for the past twelve years; two nephews, Richard Moger and Robert Moger, both of Springfield, MO; and several great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Dorothy was born and raised in the Ozarks, lived in Arizona near 45 years, and then returned. She had been a member of the Birch Tree United Methodist Church for the past 14 years. Dorothy was an avid gardener. She was also a Past Worthy Matron of the Painted Desert Chapter of the Eastern Star.  Yarber Mortuary. 
FLOYD LEE BROWN
13 Apr 1919 - 29 Apr 1982











 
Floyd Lee Brown was born
April 13, 1919 at Winona, Missouri, to Charles A. and Clara E. Brown.  He entered into his eternal rest April 29, 1982 at Cox Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 63 years and 16 days after a long and lingering illness.  On November 16, 1967, Floyd was married to Maudie Lee Brown at Winona, Missouri. Floyd is survived by his wife, Maudie, of their home near Winona, Missouri.  Also surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Brown, of Winona; one daughter, Carolyn F. Johnston, of Laramie, Wyo.;  two step-sons, Dean Brawley and Bill Brawley, both of Winona; four grandchildren, Robin Johnston, Cathy Brawley, Ronnie Neal and Angie Brawley. He also leaves behind two brothers and two sisters, Evelyn Brown of Des Loge, Missouri, Loyd Brown of Winona, Missouri, Earl Brown of Eureka, Missouri and Mary Edith Talley of St. Louis, Missouri. Floyd was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rendleman and Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Brown.  Also one grandson, Daron Johnston of Laramie, Wyo. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Floyd's family would like to personally thank each one for their expressions of sympathy  and a special thanks to those who came to visit  Floyd during his stay in the hospital.
GLENN OLIVER BROWN
13 Dec 1908 - 19 Oct 1995

















 
Glenn Oliver Brown was born
south of Birch Tree on December 13, 1908. His parents were Frank and Viola Weaver) Brown. He married Alma Pearl Brown at Poplar Bluff, MO on May 28, 1932.  They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this year.  They had 2 sons: Jerry Glenn, born August 9, 1933, and  Vernon Max, born December 21, 1942.  Jerry married Shirleen Wolfe of Winona, and Max married Julie Hall of Mountain View.  Jerry retired in 1989 from McDonnell Douglas as its chief financial officer.  Max is a professor of geology at the University of Toledo.  Glenn and Alma have one granddaughter, Theresa Ann, an actuary in New  York, who is married to Bruce Regal, an attorney. In addition to these, he is survived by a sister, Inez Hankey of Mountain. View. Glenn attended Bartlett Grade School and graduated from Birch Tree High School in 1927.  He did all of his college work during summer terms, receiving a Bachelor of Education Degree from Southwest Missouri State University, and a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Missouri. He was first and foremost an educator, with a career spanning 45 years. He began teaching in the rural schools of Bartlett and Corinth.  He then moved to Winona where he taught in the grade school, then served as principal, and from 1949 to 1959 as the superintendent of schools.  He then became superintendent of Birch Tree Schools from 1959 - 1972.  The last two years of his career was as assistant superintendent at South Iron, MO. Glen was an avid gardener, he read widely, and loved to fish. The church was an integral part of his life.  He accepted Christianity at an early age and became a deacon in the Baptist Church at the age of 21.  He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Birch Tree. He spent many years as a Sunday School teacher and also served as church treasurer, but his greatest pride came from the fact in his 80's he helped put the roof on the new church for the next generation.
LAURA SHOULER
FRY BROWN
20 Sep 1895 - 17 Apr 1998

















 
Laura Shouler Fry, age 102, was born
September 20, 1895 in Eminence Shannon Co MO to James and Margaret (GALBREATH) FRY. She passed away at her home in Eminence on April 17, 1998 at the age of 102 years. She was united in marriage to Henry Wesley BROWN on September 19, 1915 in Gang MO. Eight children were born to this union. Laura is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Henry, on October 24, 1968; one son, Glen E. BROWN; two brothers, George and Jim FRY; three sisters, Kate WILLIAMS, Ocie LAXTON, and Alice COOLEY; two great grandsons, Kenneth BROWN and Rickie BROWN; and one great-great grandchild. She is survived by her children, Gerald BROWN, Park Hills MO; S. T. and Jerry BROWN, Eminence MO; Margaret FRY, Ellington MO; Gloriavon RANDELL, Florissant MO; and Naydean BECK, Elkhart IN; one sister, Marie WILLIAMS, Eminence MO; 31 grandchildren; 67 great grandchildren; and 42 great-great grandchildren. Laura was baptized in 1933 and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Eminence MO. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 20th, at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, with Rev. Lloyd WELCH officiating. Interment was in the New Eminence Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave, April 29, 1998. CARD OF THANKS - The family of Laura S. BROWN expresses their sincere thanks to everyone for their support and prayers for Laura through her many years in the community, and for her family after her passing, especially the pastors, who prayed with her and who officiated at her funeral; the many caregivers who stayed with her, to the Eminence Senior Citizens Center for bringing her food; to the staff of the Health Center for all their care; and for all of the food, flowers and prayers her friends provided after her passing. Laura was always very proud to live in such a caring community.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave, May 13, 1998.

LINDA MAUREEN BROWN



23 Oct 1948 - 19 Nov 2011









 

Linda Maureen Brown was born to the union of Maurice E. and Rosemary (Waidmann) Brown on October 23, 1948 in St. Louis, MO and left this life on November 19, 2011 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She attained the age of sixty-three years, and twenty-seven days. Linda grew up in Winona, MO and after graduating from high school she attended Missouri University in Columbia, MO. In 1973 she was united in marriage to Roy F. Rodden in Eminence, MO. She was employed in the University Engineering Department. She later moved to Springfield, MO where she attended MSU. Her love and concern for the elderly prompted her to major in psychology and gerontology. In 2010 she moved to Osage Beach, MO where she did volunteer work at a nursing home until she was no longer physically able to do so. As her illness progressed she moved into the home of her sister, Margaret, who lovingly cared for her until her death. She attended St. Anthony Catholic Church in Camdenton, MO. Linda will forever be remembered for her generous, trusting ways-always concerned about the happiness and well-being of others. Those who remain to cherish her memory are her devoted parents, Maurice and Rosemary Brown of Van Buren, MO; two sons, Dave Rodden of Columbia, MO and Travis Rodden and wife, Meghan of Decatur, GA; one sister, Margaret Stanley of Osage Beach, MO; one brother, Gregory Brown and wife, Shannon of Winona, MO; two granddaughters, Brooke and Kathryn Rodden of Decatur, GA.; two aunts, Laverna Keeney of Bourbon, MO and Maxine Keeney of Cuba, MO; one uncle, Herman Waidmann and wife, Edna of Gerald, MO. Linda was also a loving and supportive aunt to nineteen nieces and nephews. She is also lovingly remembered by her cousins and many friends, including two special friends, Judy (McBride) Grugel of Mesa, Arizona and Gennie Nettleton of Columbia, MO. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2011 in the Saint George Catholic Church in Van Buren, MO with Father Dan Hirtz officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Lawn Cemetery in Winona, MO.

 

 

VIVIAN LUCILLE
 ORCHARD BROWN
02 Jul 1933 - 28 Jan 2007



















 
Vivian Lucille Orchard was born at
Teresita, Missouri on July 2, 1933 to Erwin Winston Wink Orchard and Vera Lucille Cochran Orchard. She passed away on January 28, 2007 at St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, MO, at the age of 73. Vivian graduated from Birch Tree High School in 1951, and was married to Wilfred Gerald Gerry Brown in Bloomsburg, PA on September 16, 1954. She and Gerry traveled the world together, being stationed in Germany for a time, as well as seeing all forty-eight continental United States while truck driving together. Vivian played a very active role in Mountain View’s local commerce, having opened many businesses with Gerry including Mountain View Auto Parts, Brown’s Small Engine and Repair, Stuf & Stuf, and most recently, Brown’s Downtown Hardware, where her face greeted customers for the past six years. She also worked at the Mountain View Wal-Mart as a greeter, as well as in the fabrics department for eleven years. Vivian loved life and greatly enjoyed drawing and painting, as well as spending time out and about in the community with friends; however, her greatest joy was found in the company of her close-knit family, where she laughed loudly and often. Keeping Gerry in line was a full-time task for her as well. Her wonderful sense of humor, strength, and selflessness were witnessed by all who came in contact with her, and she will be missed for years to come. She is preceded in death by her father, Wink Orchard. Vivian is survived by her mother, Lucille Orchard; her husband, Gerry Brown; two brothers, Earl Marshall Chowning, of Birch Tree, and Jack Orchard of Garland, TX; two sons, Terry and Jerry Orchard of Mountain View; three daughters, Marsha Cafourek, Debbie McClendon, and Laura Brown-Bair, all of Fayetteville, AR. Vivian is also survived by six grandchildren, Amber Cafourek-Belasco of San Francisco, CA, Autumn McClendon-Long of Tulsa, OK, Mikael Orchard, Jessamyn Orchard, Adriane Castaneda, and Matthew Orchard; as well as two great-grandchildren, Abbigail Orchard and Mayan Castaneda, all of Mountain View. Memorial Services were held on Wednesday, January 31, at 7:00 p.m. under the direction of Yarber Mortuary of Mountain View.
HAROLD BRUCE
19 Aug 1895 - 31 Mar 1949




 
Harold Bruce was born
Aug. 19, 1895, and died at Winona, Mo., March 31, 1949, at the age of fifty-three years.  He is survived by his wife (Rose Flannery) ; a step-son, Raymond Walker, of California; a son, Harold, of Oregon; two sisters, Grace and Margaret; two brothers, Clarence and William, also brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and grandchildren. Harold and Rose have been married thirty-two years.  He also leaves a large number of loyal friends.  He was buried at Mount Zion cemetery, Tuesday, April 5, by Duncan Funeral Service, after services in the Winona Christian Church by his friend of many years, J.W. Bockman.
Glenna Young
Shoults Bruning
17 Jan 1928 - 08 Mar 2007










 
Glenna Young was born January 17, 1928 in Angeline, MO. She was the daughter of Robert and Cora Russell  Young. Glenna departed this life March 8, 2007 at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis, MO, at age 79 years 1 month and 18 days. She was united marriage to Everett Shoults, December 1, 1945. To this union three children were born. Everett passed away February 3, 1971. She was united in marriage to Henry Bud Bruning, February 24, 1983. Bud passed away 28, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her father and mother, Rob and Cora Young; one infant daughter, Sharlet, three brothers, Amuel, Winifred and Bobby Young; and one grandson, Gene Honeycutt. She leaves to mourn her passing, one son William Dale Shoults and wife, Beverly, of St. Louis, MO; daughter Marlene Honeycutt and husband, Bob, of the Lake of The Ozarks, MO; one sister Martha Miller and husband, Moe, of Houston, MO; one sister-in-law, Ilene Platts, of Summersville, MO; three grandchildren, four great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services were held on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 12:00 o’clock at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Daryl Young officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery under the direction of Baumann’s Colonial Chapel in Overland, MO and Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville. 
DOLLIE RUTH
ALDRICH BRYAN
11 Apr 1912 - 06 Jul 2006




















 
Dollie Ruth Aldrich rejoined
her eternal companion, Matthew Perry Bryan, on Thursday July 6, 2006 in Payson, UT. Dollie was born April 11, 1912 in St. Louis, MO. to Louisa and Robert Aldrich. She was known for her bright blue eyes, sparkling smile and sweet spirit. On April 9, 1930 she married her brother John's best friend, Matthew Perry Bryan. For several years they ran a dude ranch in House Springs, MO. 'Rivermont Ranch', where she had a western shop. In 1942 they moved to Calif. for Perry's health where they raised their three children but their hearts were in the Ozarks of Missouri. She was a loving wife and mother and support to her family. In 1956 she and Perry moved back to Missouri where they lived on a farm and he shod horses. Ruth always dreamed of owning a store where she could sell Ozark arts and crafts. A few years later her dream came true and she opened the Ozark Country Store. She loved running her store and meeting people. While running the store she started writing articles on cooking for the local paper. She loved to cook and entertain. She had a passion for antique dolls and at one time had over 200. When Perry's health failed she sold her store to spend more time with him. After his death she moved to Eminence, MO. In 2001 she moved to Utah to be near her daughter. She was baptized into the LDS Church when she was 90 and at 91 took out her endowments in the Timpanogos Temple where she was sealed to her husband. Her motto was 'Live, Laugh and Love' and that was how she lived her life. She was greatly loved by those who knew her. Ruth leaves behind two children, Juanita (Keith) Ranck, Mt. Pleasant, UT. and Leslie (Virginia) Bryan, Eminence, MO., three grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, a brother-in-law, Russel (Virginia) Bryan and many friends. She will be missed. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Perry Bryan, son Joseph Bryan, brothers Amel and John Aldrich, sisters Betty Grant and Lenora Hanson, and granddaughter Sheryl Bowman. A viewing was held at Rasmussen Mortuary in Mt Pleasant, UT on Monday July 10, 2006 from 6-8 pm. Funeral Services will be held at Duncan Funeral Home, Eminence, MO., on Friday July 14, 2006 at 10:00 am. A viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6 - 8 pm also at the Duncan Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Flatwoods Cemetery.
MATTHEW 'PERRY' BRYAN
14 May 1907 - 18 Dec 1985

















 
Matthew 'Perry' Bryan was born
May 14, 1907 at Webster Grove, Mo. the son of Linn Emsley and Amelia Rachel Grimm Bryan and departed this life on December 18, 1985 at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Mo. at the age of 78 years. He was married to Ruth Aldrich on April 9, 1930 in Missouri and to this union three children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Ruth of the home; two sons, Joseph Bryan of Eminence, Mo. and Leslie Bryan of Salem, New Jersey; one daughter, Juanita Ranck of Riverton, Utah; one brother, Russell Bryan of Glendale, California; four grandchildren, Lisa, Pete, Matthew and Cheryl; and one great grandchild, Tiffany Ann. Perry was a man of many talents, God given talents.  He worked with the World Series Rodeos, painting life size rodeo pictures on the plate glass windows advertising rodeo dates; then sketching the first thing he saw at the rodeo of the bull and bronc riders, giving the sketch to the riders. This is where Perry got the name of 'Cowboy Artist'.  He ran ranches in the west before coming to Shannon County. Perry was a charter member of the arts and crafts shows, being the one to help get it started.  He was a blacksmith and traveled many miles with his horseshoeing rig.  He shod horses for many celebrations including President Ronald Reagan in Yearling Row at Calabasas, Calif. He came to Shannon County in 1957 and lived in Winona, then moved to Eminence where he and his wife, Ruth ran the Ozarks Country Store.  Perry worked for the National Park Service for 12 years and enjoyed it very much. He loved Shannon County and its wilderness and the people were so friendly and helpful in time of need. He was a member of the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, Highway 19 Program, Senior Citizens, and took a very active part in government and community affairs. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with Rodney Brown and Herald DeWeese officiating.  Burial was in Flatwoods Cemetery under the direction of the  Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence. 
(a/k/a Perry M. Bryan)
GEORGE DAVID BRYANT



09 Feb 1927 - 08 Mar 2010












 
George David Bryant was born February 9, 1927, at Lee’s Summit, Missouri, to Pary Franklin Bryant and Lola Davis Bryant. He passed away in his home in Summersville on March 8, 2010, at the age of 83. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Melba, and sister-in-law, Wanda. George grew up on Big Creek near Cedar Grove with his brother, Wayne, and four sisters, Bessie Faye, Melba, Peggy, and Sharon. After graduating from Summersville High School, George served in the United States Army for two years, with some of his time spent in Korea. Upon discharge from the Army, he returned to the Summersville area where he married his high school sweetheart, Beulah Ethel Smith Bryant, on March 23, 1947. He was the parts manager of the Chevrolet garage in Summersville for several years, but his real passion and love was to own and operate a family farm. He and Beulah realized their dream, a farm on K highway where they raised their three children: Shirley, Betty and Steve. It was a favorite hangout for the six grandchildren: Jamie, Jennifer, Peter, Luke, Joe and Seth. The kids and grandkids loved being a part of the many different things that George was involved in through the years; dairy farming, cutting timber, owning and operating the Summersville Sale Barn, and driving the big cattle truck up and down the highway. The grandchildren have many memories of riding with 'Ba' in the long black truck or learning to drive on the farm in his old blue pickup. As the great-grandchildren, Tyler, Adrianna, Ethan, Jourdain, Alexander, Connor, Joey and Bryant, began arriving, George and Beulah moved back into town and a new generation began making memories in the brick house on the corner of 5th and Main Street in Summersville. Many of those memories involved seeing 'Ba' on his lawn mower as he moved around the community. George is survived by his wife, Beulah, of the home; daughter, Shirley and husband, Gary Whiteis, of Springfield; daughter, Betty Benham, of Montgomery, IL; and son, Steve and wife, Christy Bryant, of Salem; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. George loved being a part of the Summersville Community. He leaves behind many family and friends who will miss him greatly! Services were held Friday, March 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Tommy Boyd and Rev. Don McNeal officiating. Interment and military honors were held at Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences for the family maybe left at Bradfordfuneralhome.net.



LINDA JEAN BOWMAN
BRYANT

25 Aug 1925 - 12 Apr 1984


  Linda Jean Bowman Bryant - Funeral rites for Linda Jean Bryant of Winfield were held Saturday at McCoy & Blossom Funeral Chapel, Troy. Rev. Kenneth Gray, pastor of the New Salem Baptist Church, officiated and burial was in the Asbury Cemetery. Mrs. Bryant, 59, passed away April 12, 1984 in Ellis-Fischel Hospital, Columbia. She was born August 25, 1925 in Birch Tree, the daughter of Matthew and Hester J. Bowman. She was married to Robert E. Bryant of Winfield. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jesse Bowman. Survivors besides her husband include a sister: Vilena Sheets of New Iberia; two brothers: Floyd Bowman of O'Fallon and Robert Bowman of Winfield; brothers-in-laws; sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends. Published May 22, 1984. 


MARY ELIZABETH
NORTON BRYSON

19 Nov 1923 - 22 Apr 1993


















 
Mary Elizabeth Norton was born
November 19, 1923 to James Franklin and Elsie Alice NORTON near Winona MO. She departed this life April 22, 1993 at he age of 70 years at St. Louis MO. She grew up and was educated at Winona MO. After graduating from high school she went to St. Louis where she worked for several years and made her home there. On January 9, 1994 she was united in marriage to Harold BRYSON and to this union two children were born: Carolyn Sue and Roger Keith BRYSON. She was raised on a farm with her dear family, a very close and loving family who all loved her so much. She lived most of her later life in St. Louis MO. She was a loving wife and mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, daughter, cousin and friend. She enjoyed life to its fullest. She was always there to help anyone who needed her, and we thank God for letting her be with us for seventy years. She professed her faith in Christ at an early age. She was very active in her church, always with a smile and a helping hand. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Franklin and Elsie NORTON, and six brothers: Fred, Delbert, David, Elwood, George and Charles NORTON; and several dear nephews and a niece. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband Harold of the home, her children Carolyn Sue and Gary GOUCH and Roger Keith and Kathi BRYSON, residents of the St Louis area; five grandchildren: Allan, Brandi, Johnny, Brian and Julia, all of whom she loved very much. Also two sisters: Hazel and Jim DEVORE, Winona MO, and Ellen and Leland HOWARD, Fenton MO; two brothers, Don and Lucy NORTON, Winona MO; Jim and Tillie NORTON, Nixa MO; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends, all of whom loved her so very dearly. Funeral services were conducted at her beloved church, Christ Memorial Lutheran, with Pastor Gregg whom she was very fond of officiating, surrounded by her loving family and dear friends. She was laid to rest at the National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, a very beautiful, peaceful place. We will miss her greatly, but we will think of her often with only the kindest, most loving memories. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Sleep in peace, dearest sister. 


DOUGLAS MCARTHUR
BUCKLEY

17 JUL 1942- 26 JUN 2012





















 

 

 

 

Douglas McArthur Buckley was born July 17, 1942 in rural Bowlan in Shannon Co. to John W and Nova (Ross) Buckley and passed away on June 26, 2012 at Brent B Tinnin Manor in Ellington where he had resided for two years. Preceding him in death were his parents, his brother Junior Ray and his daughter Vona Dian. He is survived by two sisters, Lila May Counts and husband Howard of Piedmont, MO and Betty Ross Hodge of Eminence, MO. Also surviving him are his nieces Kathy Hodge Weaver of Eminence, MO, and Leta Counts Woolard and husband Vaden of Mill Spring, MO; two nephews, Jerry Counts of St Peters, MO and Kerry Counts and wife Mary of Bloomington, IL; three great nieces, Karis Woolard Vance and husband Daecus, and Kamille and Rachel Counts, five great nephews, Vaden Shane and Dake Woolard, Jared Counts, Howie and Charlie Counts; and two great, great nephews Daecus and Lucas Vance; special friends Donald Janeski and family of Kansas City, MO who took him in and became second parents to him; Richard Skinner and Donna Dean whom he had many fun times with; and many other friends and family too numerous to mention. During his childhood Doug lived in the homes of Carl and Ethel Frazier, Art and Alpha Brewer, his Uncle Tony and Aunt Janie Roderman and Ray Moss before leaving home in approximately 1958 when he moved to Kansas City to attend Auto Repair School then went to work for Don Janeski and worked for him until entering the Army in April, 1964. Upon discharge from the Army in April, 1966 he returned to Kansas City and was hired on at St Regis Paper Bag Company where he worked for 34 years and retired. Of course he couldn't stand being idle so went to work as a security guard guarding an underground warehouse. Also, throughout the years, Doug was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in the Kansas City/Sugar Creek area spending most of his extra time serving for them. Due to failing health, Doug moved back home to Eminence in September 2008 to be near his family and attended the Church of God of Prophecy faithfully until entering Brent B Tinnin Manor in March, 2010. It was on February 24, 2010 that Doug asked his niece Leta to pray with him and he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. We have no doubt that he is at home with the Lord. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO with Rev. Wayne Crider officiating. Interment was in Massie Cemetery in Eminence, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.

Barbara Marr
Buckner
07 Sep 1908 - 19 Feb 2008





 
Barbara Marr, daughter
of Franklin and Anna Zehnder Marr, was born Sept. 7, 1908, near Licking. She died Feb. 19, 2008, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston. Mrs. Buckner grew up on farms in Texas County and attended school at Walnut Ridge, Craddock, Bethlehem and Ozark. She graduated from Licking High School and attended college in Springfield.  She married Herschel Buckner May 15, 1934, at Chicago Heights, Ill. They lived in the Chicago area, moved to Florida in 1952 and returned to Missouri in 1973, residing at Tyrone. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, where she was active for more than 60 years. Mrs. Buckner came from a musical family and loved to sing with them at Marr family reunions. She also enjoyed all-night sings, gospel and bluegrass music. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing table games with family and reading. 
ANDREW BUCKNER
04 Dec 1904 - 22 Jun 1997
















 
Andrew Buckner, born to
John Wesley Buckner and Minnie F. Smith on December 4, 1904 at Long Holler on Eleven Point River.  He departed this life on June 22, 1997 at his home in Winona, MO at the age of 92 years. He was united in marriage to Esther Lay on June 20, 1927 at the Courthouse in Van Buren, MO. To this union six children were born. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Minnie Buckner; seven brothers; Jim, Henry, Alford, Charlie, Fred, Moses and Walter Buckner; four sisters, Delia, Maude, Maggie, and Etta; one grandson, John Wesley Buckner, son of Gordon and Carolyn; and three great-grandchildren, Laurie and Joshua Marsfelder, children  of James and Venita Marsfelder, and Isaac Grosze, son of Gary and Terri Grosze. He is survived by his wife Esther, two daughters, Gladys Buckner and Jenene and Paul Weaver all of Winona; four sons, Ernest and Joyce Buckner of Union, MO, Gordon and Carolyn Buckner, Franklin and Glenna Buckner, and Calvin Buckner all of Winona; one  brother, Jack Buckner of Birch Tree. MO; one brother-in-law William Hoyd Lay and wife Toni of Winona; three sisters-in-law Clara Sharp of Macon, MO, Opal Woolsey of Mountain View, MO, and Nova Brawley and husband Lee of Winona; 20 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was a true friend to anyone who was blessed with ever knowing him. The family feels that our loss is Heaven's gain.  Andrew will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.  He was our rock in the storm. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Wednesday, June 25, at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev.  Leslie Buckner and Rev. Jim Eskew officiating.  Interment was in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. 

CAROLINE DENNING
BUCKNER


30 Jun 1945 - 30 Mar 2011









 
Carolyn Jean Denning was born June 30, 1945 in Winona, MO. She was the first born child of Willie Jesse Calvin Denning Jr. and Margie Lea (Haynes) Denning. She departed this life on March 30, 2011 at her home in Winona. She lost a long, hard battle with cancer. She was married to Gordon Allen Buckner on July 7, 1962. They were married for almost 49 wonderful years. To this union four children were born: Allen Keith, John Wesley, Sherry Lynn, and Gregory Eugene. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Margie Denning; her grandparents, Josh and Naomi Haynes, and Cal and Mary Elizabeth Denning; one infant son, John Wesley Buckner, and her in-laws, Andrew and Esther Buckner. She is survived by her husband. Gordon, Winona; two brothers, Douglas and wife, Carol, Clinton LeRoy and wife, JoAnn; one sister. Glenna Buckner and husband, Franklin; three children, Allen, Greg and wife, Jamie, all of Winona; and Sherry Underwood and Danny Bradshaw of Licking, MO, one daughter-in-law, Kim Buckner of Mississippi; six grandchildren, Jessica and Rod Thibodeaux of Willow Springs, MO, Cody Buckner of Iberia, MO, Robyn and Kenneth Underwood of Birch Tree, MO, and Carrie Underwood and Hailey Buckner of Winona, MO; five great grandchildren, Natalie Thibodeaux of Willow Springs, MO, Brayden Underwood, Maison Sechrest, Kenneth Mercury Underwood, all of Birch Tree, MO, and Landen Craig of Winona, MO. She had several nieces and nephews, and special friends, Linda and Marvin Brawley.  She gave 25 years of her life as a Licensed Practical Nurse, where she touched many lives. She never turned anyone away when they were sick and helped many people. She had a deep love for gardening, chickens, canning, flowers, and most important, her family. She had a deep and abiding faith in God. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Garry Reagan and Rev. Darrell Derryberry officiating. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes. Summersville Beacon Aug. 6, 2011 


Esther Lay Buckner



04 Aug 1907 - 13 Jan 2001

 

Esther Lay, the d
aughter of Henderson Roy Lay and Lizza Anna Winchester, was born Aug. 4, 1907 at Viola Fulton Co AR. She married Andrew Buckner on June 20, 1927 at Van Buren, Mo. and six children were born. She passed away Jan. 13, 2001 at Shannon Co MO. Esther is preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, three great-grandchildren, two brothers and one sister. Esther is survived by four sons, Ernest Buckner, Gordon Buckner, Franklin Buckner, Calvin Buckner; two daughters, Gladys Mae Weaver, & Jenene Weaver, 20 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter, one brother, William Hoyd Lay and three sisters, Clara Sharp, Nova Brawley and Opal Woolsey. Burial was at Mount Zion Cemetery at Winona beside her husband Andrew.




GLENNA JEANETTE
DENNING BUCKNER

glenna buckner

29 Mar 1947 - 1 Nov 2013







 

Glenna Jeanette Buckner was born March 29, 1947 in Winona, Missouri, the daughter of Willie Jesse Calvin Denning, Jr. and Margie Lea (Haynes) Denning. She departed this life November 1, 2013 at the age of 66, at her home surrounded by family. She lost her battle with cancer. She was married to Franklin Elvis Buckner on July 7, 1962. They were married for 51 years. To this union three children were born, Andrew Glenn, Roy William, and Marsha Lea Ann. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Margie Denning; her in-laws, Andrew and Esther Buckner; sister, Carolyn (Denning) Buckner; and infant brother, Jerry. She is survived by her husband, Franklin, of Winona; three children, Glenn Buckner and wife, Cristy, of Willow Springs, MO, Roy Buckner and wife, Janet, of Winona, and Marsha Norris and husband, Randy, of Winona; two brothers, Douglas Denning and wife, Carol, and Clinton Leroy Denning and wife, Joann; brothers-in-law, Ernest, Gordon and Calvin Buckner; sisters-in-law, Gladys Hays and Jenene Weaver; six grandchildren, Dustin, Derrick, Crystal, Cayla, Cody, and Bubby; six great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and a special mention to her dear friend and caregiver, Dede. Although Glenna had several jobs in her life, her most cherished was that of taking care of her family. Her love was for gardening, canning, and Sunday dinners with family and friends. Glenna was proud of her Cherokee Indian heritage. She was also a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Current River Chapter #239.

Memorial Visitation: Monday November 4, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Winona Senior Center, Winona, MO

Verna 'Pauline'
Martin Buckner

28 Sep 1925 - 02 Feb 2004











 
Verna 'Pauline' Martin of
Doniphan Ripley Co MO, age 78, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Mrs. Buckner was born Sept. 28, 1925, in Mulberry, Ark. and has lived in Doniphan most of her life. She was a founding member of the Bible Way Association which was founded Oct. 1, 1958, and served as general secretary for 30 years. She was an ordained minister and taught Sunday school classes. She was also a homemaker and enjoyed taking pictures, reading poetry and plants. On Sept. 14, 1946, she married Bro. Leslie Buckner at Oklahoma City, Okla. He survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Brenda Scott of Azle, Texas and Debbie Kay Bridges of Doniphan; two sons, Paul Allen Buckner of High Springs, Fla. and David Edward Buckner of Doniphan; three sisters, Jerry Coffelt of Lom Poc, Calif., Ruby Fay of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Jeannie Carroll of Kansas City, Okla.; four brothers, Jimmy Martin and Alvin Basil Martin, both of Fort Worth, Texas, Bobby Martin of Vinetta, Okla. and Billy Martin of San Diego; 16 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carol Coleen Gitthens; one son, Leslie Charles Buckner; two sisters, Lucille Okoluk and Viola Martin; one brother, Leroy Martin and her parents, David Nelson and Ruby Wren (Hicks) Martin. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Edwards Funeral Home in Doniphan. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Bible Way Tabernacle with Bro. Charles Asberry officiating. Burial will be in the Doniphan City Cemetery. NOTE: Pauline and Leslie and their family lived in Winona for many years.

Alice Rae aLLMON Buell



15 Jul 1952 - 23 Jun 2009



 
Alice Rae Allmon was born
July 15, 1952, in Poplar Bluff, MO, the daughter of Ray N. Allmon and Velma D (Weaver) Allmon. She departed this life on June 23, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hot Springs, AR at the age of 56 years.  She is preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, Bob Buell; one daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Kevin Coleman all of Hot Springs, AR; one sister and brother-in-law, Adele and David Weatherly of Potosi, MO; four grandchildren, Quin, Kevin Jr., David, and Anani Coleman; one niece, Jessica Weatherly of Cape Girardeau, MO and one nephew, Christopher Lincoln of Crestview, FL; best friend Margaret Stanley of Osage Beach, MO; one aunt, Virginia Kuessner of Van Buren, MO; and numerous cousins. Alice worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for over 35 years, most recently for the State of Arkansas. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Alice enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, and had a love for music, art, and photography. She touched the lives of many while she was here on this earth, and she will be greatly missed. A special thanks to St. Joseph I.C.U. staff. Alice was a 1970 graduate of Winona High School. Memorial services were held Saturday, June 27, 2009, at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel of Gross Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Smith officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Gross Funeral Home in Hot Springs.  Another service was held Monday, June 29, 2009, at 10:00 A.M. in the Christian Church of Winona, Missouri, with special remarks by her cousin, The Honorable J. C. Kuessner, family, and friends.
PATRICIA L.
BLEDSOE BUELL

29 Jun 1929 - 8 Feb 2011




 

Patricia L. Buell was born June 29, 1929 at Wichita Falls, Texas to Benjamin Lee Bledsoe and Mary Delia (Bongham) Bledsoe and passed away at the Park Place Apartments in the Mountain View Health Care, Tuesday, February 8, 2011, making her age 81 years. Pat was united in marriage to Walter (Walt) Lando Buell. They made their home in Summersville for many years, where they ran a dairy farm. When they became unable to operate the dairy, they moved to Mountain View where they had a small farm. When Walt became ill and required nursing home care, Pat moved to the Park Place Apartments in the nursing home. She made many friends while at Park Place. Pat is preceded in death by her parents, husband Walt, and two sons. She is survived by her daughter, Linda McQueen of Maple, Florida. No formal memorial services are planned at this time. Pat will be buried in Midvale Cemetery by her husband Walt . Arrangements are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

 

WALTER LANDO 'WALT'
BUELL

01 Nov 1922 - 13 Feb 2009




 
Walter Lando Buell was born
Nov. 1, 1922 at Yakima WA, to Ernest Walter Buell & Ethel Margie Langworthy. Passed away at Mountain View Healthcare at Mountain View MO, Fri., Feb. 13, 2009, at age 86. He was united in marriage to Patricia L. Bledsoe on Jul. 6, 1962. She brought one daughter, Linda, and Walt brought a daughter, Barbara, to their family. Walt worked in Washington state for many years, for Weyerhaeuser Timber Company. He was the foreman of his unit, where they cut, logged and worked up the timber. Walt and Pat moved to Summersville in the early 1970s where they bought a ranch, and they ran that operation for several years. They then went into the dairy business, milking dairy cows for approximately five years. They sold the dairy and the ranch after Walt became unable to continue those operations. Walt retired and he and Pat relocated to Mountain View. Private funeral rites were held and burial was in Midvale Cemetery near Summersville under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Ruby Lucille
Dent Buffington

17 Oct 1912 - 12 Dec 2006










 
Ruby Lucille Dent was born
October 17, 1912 in Eminence, MO and died December 12, 2006 at Hollister, MO at the age of 94 years, 1 month and 25 days. She was united in marriage August 8, 1931 in Waterloo, IL to Marvin Buffington. She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin, February 2, 1985; her parents and one grandson, Darren Thompson. She lived most of her life in Eminence where she and Marvin had a variety/snack shop in the 50's. She was a cook at the Eminence school and retired from Angelica Factory after 23 years. She was a member of the Eminence United Methodist Church. She was an active member of the community. She was instrumental in starting the Eminence Arts and Crafts show. She organized the Senior Citizens Center in Eminence, using her creativity as a cook to make doughnuts and then sell them to raise funds for the Senior Center that is still in use today. She is survived by her daughter, Sherrie Thompson and husband Dwain of Hollister, MO; one son Ronald Buffington and wife Hazel of Cape Fair, MO; two grandchildren Katy Carpenter and husband Brett of Atlanta, GA, Neil Buffington and fiancé Erin of Franklin, TN; three great grandchildren Leighton, Powers and Mary Perrin Carpenter all of Atlanta, GA. Graveside services were held Friday December 15, 2006 at Bethany Chapel Cemetery at Eminence, MO with David Fowler officiating. Interment was held at the Bethany Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home in Eminence, MO.
ALVA BUNCH

06 May 1907 - 24 Aug 1989
















 
Alva Bunch was born
May 6, 1907 near Bee Bluff on the Current River to Jesse Bunch & Louritta Thomas, and passed away August 24, 1989 at Wentzville Park Care Center at the age of 82. He completed seven and a half years of Elementary Education at Bee Bluff School.  On December 1, 1928 he was united in marriage to Bernice Irene Eudy at Eminence, Missouri and to this union six children were born. Three sons, Gale, Gerald, and Jessie, and three daughters, Norma Thompson, Irma Baker, and Sandra Robinson. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Gale Bunch, one grandson Stanley Thompson, one granddaughter, Sharon Matlock, and two sisters, Racie Herron and Gracie Williams. He is survived by his wife, Bernice, two sons, Gerald Bunch of Rogersville, Missouri; Jessie Bunch of Imperial, Missouri; three daughters, Norma Thompson of Wentzville, Missouri; Irma Baker of Salem, Missouri; Sandra Robinson of Nevada, California; two sisters, Clara Bland of West Eminence, Missouri; Pearlee Williams of Ellington, Missouri; three half brothers, Noah Wood of Apple Valley, California; Joe Vardi Wood of Eminence, Missouri; Ray Wood of Midridge, Missouri; two half sisters, Stella Spurgeon of Eminence Missouri; Nel Melugin of St. Louis, Missouri; 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. He was self-employed most of his life, working at various trades.  He worked in the timber as a bolt and log cutter, then as a fishing guide on the Current River for Bales Boating company for many years.  He was also an owner operator of a school bus for 13 years.  He always lived on a small farm with cattle and hogs, but probably what he is better known for throughout his life is his chair making, which he learned as a young boy from his stepfather, Joe Wood. He committed his life to the Lord in March of 1989.  He was loved by his family and many friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 26, 1989 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence with Rev. Lloyd Welch officiating.  Interment was in Shannondale Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.  
LUKE EVERETT BUNCH



30 Dec 1915 - 03 Apr 2011







 
Luke Everett Bunch, age 95, of Douglasville, GA passed away Sunday, April 3, 2011. He was born December 30, 1915 in Eminence, MO, son of the late James and Nettie Bunch. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bunch was preceded in death by two brothers, eight sisters, one granddaughter and two great-granddaughters. Mr. Bunch was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served his country during WWII in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and was a recipient of the Victory Medal. He served in the Civil Service for the U.S. Army in developing educational programs in France and Germany. Mr. Bunch was a retired teacher and principal with the Georgia Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. He was a member of the Heritage Seventh-day Adventist Church in Douglasville. In addition, he was active in the past with other Seventh-day Adventist Churches, serving in many capacities including working with Pathfinders, a young peoples' service organization. Mr. Bunch had served as a volunteer dispatcher with the Knox County, TN Fire Department. He enjoyed gardening, was an avid reader, loved travelling and hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.  Mr. Bunch is survived by his wife, Esther Bunch of Douglasville, GA; son, Doug Bunch and his wife Cindy of Buford, GA; daughters, Sandy Lewandowski and her husband Joe of Tujunga, CA, and Kathy Bakke and her husband Del of Gresham, OR; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The funeral service was Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Rosehaven Chapel with Pastor Henry Farr, Pastor B. J. Bowles and Pastor Sam Ball officiating. Interment followed in Rosehaven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heritage Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6969 Highway 5, Douglasville, GA 30135.
JEWELL POWELL
DIX DENTON BURGESS



28 Mar 1912 - 23 Aug 2011











 
Jewell Powell Burgess, daughter of William R. and Edith V. Corder Powell, was born March 28, 1912. She was born in the log cabin home her father had built on his Current River farm in Shannon County. She died August 23, 2011 in Mountain View Healthcare at the age of 99 years, four months and 25 days. During her junior year of high school, at Eminence, Missouri, she played hooky from school and was married to Arthur Bryan Dix of Eminence. To this union one son was born, David Arthur Dix. After Arthur’s death, she married Fred Denton of Hamburg, Arkansas and later was married to Lou Burgess of Eminence. Besides being a housewife, during the early 1940’s, she was the Supervisor of the 'hot lunch' program for all the rural schools of Shannon County. For a time in the late 1940’s she owned and operated a dress shop in Eminence. For about 30 years, she was a sales person for Avon. In the 1960’s, she went back to school and got her high school GED. When she was a small child, her father moved from his Current River farm to a farm on Sutton’s Creek and this is where she spent most of her life. She loved her home and her garden. She was an avid fisherman and always kept her bird feeder full all year for the wild birds. She loved to tell stories about her younger life and events that she remembered. As a child she dressed like, and pretended she was an Indian. In later years we discovered that her grandmother, Amanda (McCoy) Powell, was a Cherokee Indian and she was thrilled with her Indian heritage. For the past 10 years, she has made her home with her son and daughter-in-law, David and Joan Dix. During this time she was able to spend a considerable time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was happy when her great-grandchildren began calling her 'Great Jewell'. She was preceded in death by her husbands, her parents, three brothers, Billy, David and Don; and one sister, Eulah Freeman. She is survived by her sister, Wave Bilyeu, of Independence, Missouri; one son and daughter-in-law, David A. and Joan Dix, of Eminence; two grandchildren, Davaleen (Dix) and husband Marty Glorfeld, of Mission Viejo, California and David Bryan Dix of Eminence; three great-grandchildren, Powell Brim, Bryanna Dawn and Destiny Chance Dix, all of Eminence; a special niece, Edith McGuire of Birch Tree, MO; as well as several other nieces, nephews and family members.


LENA MAY BURKE



25 Apr 1928 - 19 Mar 2013

 

Lena May Burke was born April 25, 1928 at Montier, MO the daughter of William Franklin Burke and Clara Belle (Hatton) Burke. She passed away March 19, 2013 at Birch Tree Place in Birch Tree, MO at the age of 84 years. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Clara Belle Burke. Lena is survived by her brothers Marion Martin Burke and wife Patsy of Fulton, MO, John Lloyd Burke and wife Christine of Rolla, MO and Cecil Emery Burke and wife Carol of Pendergrass, GA; one sister-in-law Betty Burke; cousin Lois Happy of Birch Tree, MO; many nieces, nephews, family and friends. She enjoyed being around people and especially loved children and babies. Lena will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

 

 

 

REVA MARIE JONES BURKE




10 Apr 1934 - 24 Aug 2014








 
 

Reva Marie Jones Burke, daughter of the late Zimry and Ossie (Brawley) Jones, was born at home in Fremont, Missouri on April 10, 1934 and departed this life on August 24, 2014 in the Riverways Manor Nursing Home in Van Buren, Missouri. She had attained the age of eighty years, four months and fourteen days. Mrs. Burke was a lifetime resident of the Fremont and Van Buren, Missouri area. She was a homemaker and after her children were grown she worked as a cook for restaurants in the area. She was of the Full Gospel faith. Reva was a hard worker all her life and she was a wonderful cook and enjoyed watching people eating what she cooked. She also enjoyed crocheting, working jigsaw puzzles and listening to full gospel music. She loved visiting with family and friends and loved spending time with her grandchildren. On February 21, 1952 Reva was united in marriage to Bill Burke, and to this union two children were born. Survivors include one daughter, Trena (Burke) Roderman-Massie and husband David, of Van Buren; four grandchildren, Frank (Susan) Roderman of Ellington, Chris Roderman of Poplar Bluff, MO, Farrell Josh (Chasity) Burke of Redford and Alisha (Eddie) Warner of Van Buren; nine great grandchildren; one brother, Lloyd Jones of Gilbertsville, KY and many other relatives and friends who mourn her passing. In addition to her parents Zimry and Ossie (Brawley) Jones, she was also preceded in death by one son Farrell Burke; ten brothers, Clyde, Vernon, Delmar, Rev. Melbern, Richard, John, Everett, Dillard, Rev. Ray, and Rev. Calvin Jones, and two sisters, Melda Payne and Melva Lois Flint.

Visitation: 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 in the McSpadden Funeral Home in Van Buren with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in the funeral home chapel.

Burial will be in the Evaline-Green Mountain Cemetery in Fremont, MO with Rev. Charles Asherry and Rev. Garry Reagan officiating.

Pallbearers: Frank Roderman, Chris Roderman, Josh Burke, Brandon Roderman, Lane Roderman and Holden Roderman, Alternate: Mike Elliot

Music: Geraldine Rains and Theresa Roderman

In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the American Lung Association

BUSTER KEATON BURNS

18 Oct 1930 - 06 Mar 2006


















 
Buster Keaton Burns, age 75, of Dongola IL, went home to be with Jesus on March 6, 2006 at 7:45 pm while surrounded by his family. He was born on October 18, 1930 in Thebes Illinois to Houston Samuel Burns and Wanda Violet Burns (Abernathie). He married Shirley Jean Peeler of Cairo on June 13, 1951 in Piggott, Arkansas. Together they had six children: Randy Burns (Kathy) of Dongola; Joyce Yahn Dongola; Kathy Mahan (Carl), Eminence, Missouri; Terry Burns (Deceased in 1988), Michael Burns, Atlanta, Georgia; Susan Oliver (David),  Columbus, New Mexico; ten grandchildren: Terri Simmons (Brian), Dongola; Edward 'Skip' Faulkner, Dongola; Cameron Garrett, Dongola; Dustin Titus, Eminence, Missouri; Steven Titus (Casey), Montier, Missouri; Cody Eddleman, Tamms, Illinois; Christopher Burns, Dongola; Nathan Grammar, Hepzibah, Georgia; Matthew Burns & Jesse Burns, Florida (Sons of Terry Lee Burns); and one very special great granddaughter, Abigail Grace Simmons of Dongola who is Papaw's 'little buddy'. Buster was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church in Anna. He was a brick mason for 47 years and a member of the Brick Masons Union #X in Champaign, Illinois. His trade took him all over the country with most of his work here at home. Buster had been ill for quite a long time now. He had a quadruple heart bypass in 1993 and has been on Kidney Dialysis for 8 years. He was on the machine for 3 days a week, 8 hours a day. He was tired and ready to go home. Buster is survived by his wife, Shirley of Dongola, his children, Randy, Joyce, Kathy, Mike & Susan, his grandchildren & brothers & sisters. He is preceded in death by his son, Terry Lee Burns (October 14, 1988), great-granddaughter Breyana Kaitlynne Simmons (May 16, 2000), Mother & Father brothers Houston S. Burns Jr. (1940), William Burns & Roy Burns. Lutz & Rendleman funeral home will be in charge of arrangements. Buster will be cremated and a private burial will be for family only. In lieu of flowers the family asks that all memorials be made to the Buster Burns Family in Dongola. A Memorial Service will be planned in memory of Buster. More information will follow. 

WILLIAM FREDERICK
'FRED'
BURRELL



23 Jan 1924 - 6 Apr 2013



 

William "Fred" Burrell was born January 23, 1924 at Winona, MO the son of Frederick Warren Burrell and Goldie Viola (Haynes) Burrell. He passed April 6, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO at the age of 89 years. He was united in marriage to Jerryldene Jeffries on November 23, 1951 in Moberly, MO. Fred was preceded in death by his parents Frederick and Goldie "Ola" Burrell; and one son Michael Lee Burrell. He is survived by his wife Jerryldene Burrell of Winona, MO; two daughters Mary Martha Little of St. Louis, MO and Elizabeth Lyn Combs and husband James of Springfield, MO; one son William "Bill" Warren and wife Evelyn of Houston, TX; one daughter-in-law Linda Burrell of Portland, OR; 6 grandchildren Casey, Jennifer, Tara, Seth, Zachary and Rachel; 8 great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. Fred graduated from Winona High School and later obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Missouri at Columbia, MO. He taught for 30 years at Winona Schools where he was Principal, coach, and teacher. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be Monday 6 to 8 PM. Services will be Tuesday 2 PM. Interment at Pine Lawn Cemetery in Winona.









GOLDIA VIOLA 'OLA'
HAYNES BURRELL

26 Jul 1896 - 16 May 1972









 
Golda Viola Haynes was the daughter
of William Columbus and Martha Ann (Allmon) Haynes, was born July 26, 1896 at New Liberty, Missouri in Oregon County.  She departed this life May 16, 1972 in the St. Francis Memorial Hospital in Mountain. View at the age of 75 years, 9 months, and 20 days. On June 23, 1920 she was united in marriage to Frederick Warren Burrell and to this union was born one son, William Frederick Burrell of Winona. She was preceded in death by her husband and two sisters, Maggie Cooley and Mary Weaver; five brothers, Jim Barnes and infant twin, Frank Barnes, Willis Haynes, and Rufus (Bud) Haynes. She leaves to mourn her passing her son Fred and his wife Jerry, four grandchildren, Mary, Mike, Bill, and Elizabeth, all of the home in Winona.  Also, three sisters, Dona Reed of Florissant, Missouri, Ruth White and Ester Dailey of Winona and many nephews, nieces, cousins and a host of friends. Ola, as she was called, united with the Methodist Church at a very early age, was active in the work of her Lord.  Even after her illness began 10 years ago she had projects going to help the church and never lost her faith.  Through her suffering she tried to be cheerful and loved to visit with her relatives and friends. Our loss is Heaven's gain. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 18, at 2:00 p.m. in the Winona Methodist Church with Rev. John Thomas officiating.  Burial was in Pine Lawn Cemetery under direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Winona.


MICHAEL LEE ‘MIKE’
BURRELL



26 Feb 1954 - 06 Aug 2009






 
Michael Lee Burrell, age 55,
of Republic, MO, died at St. Louis University Hospital on August 6, 2009. The cause was cardiopulmonary failure following a liver transplant. Born February 26, 1954 in Columbia, MO, to William F. Burrell and Jerryldene Jeffries Burrell. He attended Winona High School, the University of Missouri-Rolla and graduated from MSU in 1977. Mike worked at St. John’s Mercy Hospital as an ASCP medical technologist until 1999. On December 28, 1974, he married Linda Denise Albert of Winona, MO. Mike played high school and college baseball and served as a board member for Republic American Legion Baseball program. He will be especially remembered for his support of youth baseball and softball league coaching. Mike enjoyed camping trips with family and friends, and the company of his favorite cats, Wilbur and Jake. Survivors include his wife, Linda Albert Burrell of Republic, MO; daughter Jennifer Burrell Oxner and husband Steven Jeffrey Oxner of Springfield, MO; son Seth William Burrell and wife Leslie Hamlett Burrell, and their unborn child Micah Lee Burrell who is due to arrive on August 24, 2009; parents William Fredrick Burrell and Jerryldene Burrell of Winona, MO; sister Mary Little and her children Casey Hood of Columbia, MO, Tara Little and Zachary Little of St. Louis, MO; brother William Warren Burrell and wife Evelyn Burrell of Houston, TX; sister Elizabeth Lyn Combs and husband James Combs, and their daughter Rachel Combs of Springfield, MO. Other survivors include numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews. Mike was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred Warren Burrell and Ola Burrell of Winona, MO; grandparents Rex Jeffries and Earma Lou Jeffries of Higbee, MO. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 443 N. Main Ave, Republic, MO on Friday, August 14, 2009.
WILLARD T. BURRUS

29 Oct 1932 - 02 Feb 2008








 
Funeral service for Willard T. Burrus was February 6, 2008 at James & Gahr Mortuary Chapel, Salem, with Pastor Jim Privett officiating. Interment was in the North Lawn Cemetery at Salem Dent Co MO. Pallbearers were Jimmy, Ricky, Willard, Stanley, Willie and Derrek Burrus. Mr. Burrus was born October 29, 1932 in Dent County to Alfred and Delphia (Medley) Burrus. He married Shirley Terrill July 13, 1958. They were the parents of nine children. Mr. Burrus died February 2, 2008 in St. Louis at the age of 75 years, three months and four days. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Burrus, Salem; children, Charlotte Henley, Bunker; Willard Burrus Jr. and wife, Tamatha, Salem; Debra Lemon, Rolla; Peggy Clavier, Bunker; Willie Burrus, Salem; Stanley Burrus, Salem; Ricky Burrus, Eldon; Jimmy Burrus and wife, Jennifer, Salem; and Nancy Burrus, Salem; one brother, Charles Burrus and wife, Helen, Sharon, Wis.; 17 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces; nephews; extended family; and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents; one sister, Ruthene Thompson; one brother, Harol Burrus; and one stepbrother, Jimmy Quick.

ALICE FAYE
GOOCH BURTON

16 Sep 1953 - 17 Jan 2006









 
Alice Faye Gooch was born
September 16, 1953 in Portageville MO to John and Florence GOOCH. She passed away on January 17, 2006 at her home in Birch Tree MO at the age of 52. She married Larry Robert BURTON on March 4, 1972 in Bridgeton MO. To this union six children were born, five sons and one daughter. Alice is preceded in death by her father, John Alvin GOOCH; two sisters, Sue GOOCH and Lawanda BOWEN, and one brother, Don GOOCH. She is survived by her husband, Larry BURTON, of the home; daughter Jessica, of the home; five sons, Larry BURTON II, Christ BURTON, Richard BURTON and wife Paula, Derek BURTON and Benjamin BURTON and wife Melissa; mother, Florence GOOCH; five sisters, Rose QUINN, Barbara MAY, Shirley MUSGRAVE, Margaret LOVE and Carolyn LAWRENCE; two brothers, John and Gene GOOCH; eight grandchildren, Ashley, Emily, Lari, Sydney, Taylor, Jacob, Evan and Ellyssa; and many more family and friends. Alice was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held on Friday, January 20, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of God of Prophecy in Montier MO, with Pastor Carl YOUNGER officiating. Interment was in Montier Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View MO.
LINDA KELLEMS BUTLER

04 Aug 1944 - 26 Sep 2005















 
Linda Kellems Butler, age 61,
of Birch Tree MO, formerly of Walnut Ridge, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2005 following a sudden illness. She was born August 4, 1944 in Exeter CA, daughter of Kenneth and Audie (WRINKLE) KELLEMS. She was a cafeteria cook. She attended the United Methodist Church in Birch Tree MO. Linda was united in marriage to Stanley BUTLER on October 25, 1963; he preceded her in death on January 22, 1991. Also preceding her in death were her father; a daughter, Sheila BUTLER; two sisters, Pearl and Earline KELLEMS; a brother, Mark KELLEMS; two brothers-in-law, Lester and Virgil SAWYERS; two sisters-in-law, Ruby CHRISTIE and Clara MOORE.  She is survived by two daughters, Beverly FAULKNER and husband Rob, and Cathy BOYD and husband Tecumseh, all of Birch Tree MO; her mother, Mrs. Audie KELLEMS, Blanket TX; a sister, Betty MOULDS, Birch Tree MO; three brothers, Monroe KELLEMS and Samuel KELLEMS, both of Comanche TX, and Matthew KELLEMS, Blanket TX; four grandchildren, Jacob and Dustin FAULKNER and Shawnee and Dakota BOYD; two brothers-in-law, Lonnie BUTLER, Maynard AR; and Ira BUTLER, Pocahontas AR; two sisters-in-law, Lois GEORGE, Jonesboro AR, and Judy SNIDER, Pocahontas AR; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation was Saturday, October 1, 2005 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, October 2, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. in the Bryan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill GRAY and Rev. Otto FOUST officiating. Those serving as pallbearers were Adam HAND, Jonathan MARTIN, Deon BUTLER, Butch MOULDS, Roger BRADSHAW and Tom FAULKNER. Interment followed at the Lawrence Memorial Park with services entrusted to the Bryan Funeral Home of Hoxie TX.
WILLIAM MICHAEL BUTLER

04 Sep 1944 - 09 Oct 2005









 
William Michael Butler was born
September 4, 1944 to William Herman BUTLER and Eva May (BRIGGRANCE) BUTLER at St Louis MO. He passed away October 9, 2005 at Fordland MO at the age of 61.  He was united in marriage on April 24, 1976 to Leonarda M. FERREIRA in Winona MO. Michael is preceded in death by his father, William Herman BUTLER, of Mountain View MO; son, Kevin COWEN, Springfield MO; daughter, Barbara BROOKS, Springfield MO; brother Grant BUTLER, Springfield MO; sisters Dianne BUTLER, Springfield MO, and Sandra SCHULZ, Mountain View MO; and grandson, Zachary HOLLINGSHEAD.  Michael graduated from high school in Mountain View MO. He served in the U S navy during the Vietnam War. He worked on a river boat for 31 years, the last 20 as a captain. He attended the Tree of Life Church in Winona MO and he loved God. Michael will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at the Duncan Funeral chapel in Mountain View MO with Rev. Jack HONEYCUTT officiating. Interment was held at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Mountain View MO under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View.
GRACE SEAMAN BUTNER

06 Feb 1891 - 18 May 1957





























 
Mrs. Grace Butner Dies.
Mrs. Grace Butner of Willow Springs passed away last Saturday. Her death was caused by injuries she sustained in a fall at her home a few days previously. She was treated in a hospital, but to no avail. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church in Winona, her old home, Monday afternoon, with Rev. Earl Sigler giving the funeral sermon. Interment was in the Mount Zion Cemetery.  Mrs. Butner was a daughter of the late Alonzo Seaman, a half-sister to Carl E. Seaman of Eminence and step-daughter of Mrs. Ida Seaman. She was the mother-in-law of George Roberts, formerly of Eminence. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved.  Mrs. Butner lived at Winona for years, but was living with her daughter, Mrs. Sammie Roberts, of Willow Springs since the death of her husband, Raymond.

Democrat, 30 May 1957 ~ GRACE BUTNER CROSSES THE BAR - Grace L. Seaman Butner passed away at the St. Francis Hospital, Mtn. View, Mo., at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 1957, from the effects of ulcers. She was the daughter of Martha and Alonzo Seaman, and was born at Winona, Mo., February 6, 1891. She was raised in a Christian home and at an early age united with the Presbyterian Church. Those who came in contact with her all through her life in both social and business relationships, reaped the benefit of this Christian life. She was united in marriage April 17, 1918, to Raymond S. Butner, who preceded her in death. To this union four girls were born: Samme Roberts, Willow Springs, MO.; Johnabell Black, Winona, Mo.; Jean Burkhart, Junction City, Ky.; one daughter died in infancy. She also leaves three sons-in-law: George Roberts, Loyd Black and Gene Burkhart; seven grandsons, seven granddaughters; one brother; four half-brothers, one half sister; and a step-mother; several nieces and a host of very dear friends, who will mourn her passing for years to come. Grace Butner was a character within herself. She was aggressively honest and did not tolerate dishonesty in any form. She asked no one to take over her share of the burden. She asked no succor, but fought her own battles, honestly, courageously, determinedly and held the wholesome respect of all who knew and dealt with her. She taught school in Shannon, Howell and Carter counties. The funeral was held in the Christian Church at Winona and she was laid to rest at the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.W. Bockman of Winona. A large assemblage of neighbors and friends formed the funeral cortege attesting to the wonderfully high esteem in which Grace L. Butner and her family were held in the community where all her fruitful years were spent. A most useful life has ended; a family's strong protector has laid down the gauntlet and surrendered to the Grim Reaper; the final curtain in life's drama has fallen in the life of Grace L. Butner, and may her children and friends remember and emulate her many strong elements of character and attack the problems of life with the same degrees of honesty and fearlessness as did their mother.
RAYMOND S. BUTNER



31 Jan 1893 - 06 Jul 1947

















 

 

RAYMOND BUTNER CROSSES THE BAR - Raymond S. Butner passed away at his farm home one mile east of Winona, at 6:30 a.m., Sunday, July 6th, 1947, from the effects of a heart attack, and succumbed within an hour. He was the son of Samuel S. and Elizabeth Butner, & was born January 31, 1893, in Cedar County, Missouri. He was reared in a Christian home and at the age of 14 years united with the Christian Church. Those who came in contact with him all through his life in both social and business relationship reaped the benefit of this Christian life. He was united in marriage April 17, 1918, to Grace Seaman. To this union four girls were born, Samme Roberts, Eminence, Mo., Johnabell Black, Alton, Mo., and Jean of the home. One daughter died in infancy. He also leaves two sons-in-law, Loyd Black and George Roberts, one grandson, three granddaughters, five sisters, Mrs. Ruby Sanders, St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Goldie Harder, Portland, Oregon, Mrs. N. B. George, Ellington, Mo., Mrs. Chas. Adams, Bartlesville, Okla., Mrs. E.W. Sloan, Puxico, Mo.; one brother, Stone Butner, Enterprise, Oregon; several nieces and nephews, and a host of very dear friends who will mourn his passing for years to come. Raymond Butner was a character within himself. He was aggressively honest and did not tolerate dishonesty in any form. He hit the battle line of life hard. He asked no one to take over his share of the burden. He asked no succor, but fought his own battle honestly, courageously, determinedly and held the wholesome respect of all who knew and dealt with him. He was for the past 20 years an extensive stock buyer in Shannon, Reynolds, Carter, Oregon, and Howell Counties. The funeral was held in the home and interment was in the Mt. Zion cemetery one mile from his home which he dearly loved. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.W. Bockman of Winona. A large assemblage of neighbors and friends formed the funeral cortege attesting to the wonderfully high esteem in which Raymond S. Butner and his family were held in the community where all his fruitful years were spent. A most useful life has ended, a family's strong protector has laid down the gauntlet and surrendered to the Grim Reaper, the final curtain in life's drama has fallen in the life of Raymond Butner, and may his children and friends remember and emulate his many strong elements of character and attack the problems of life with the same degree of honesty and fearlessness as did their father. There are stars that go out in the darkness, but whose silvery light shineth on. There are roses whose perfume still lingers, when the blossoms are faded and gone. There are hearts full of light and of sweetness, when no longer their life current flows. Still their goodness lies on with the living like the souls of the star and the rose. Thus did Raymond live and die.

 

SAMUEL SANFORD BUTNER

15 Dec 1853 - 10 Apr 1915









  Samuel Sanford Butner was born in Madison County, Kentucky Dec. 15, 1853, and died at Winona, Mo., April 10, 1915, age 62 years, 3 months and 10 days.  His first marriage was to Ellen Mann of Cedar County, Mo.  To this union there was born 3 children, Mrs. W.M. Hammer of Osawatomie, Kas., Mrs. C.L. Adams of Peru, Kas., and Mr. Stone Butner of Joseph, Oregon.  His second marriage was to Mrs. S.E. Franklin of Cedar Co., Mo., in 1890.  To this union was born 5 children, four of which are still living.  He leaves a wife and 9 children, 2 of which are step children, an aged mother and 3 brothers, as well as a host of friends to mourn his loss.  While the deceased never made an open confession of Christianity, yet his daily life would lead all who know him to believe he was leading a Christian life.  In the community in which he lived he has always been held in the highest esteem as a man of sterling honesty and a disposition to live up to the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would that others do unto you."  To his family he was always devoted, exhibiting the greatest parental love for his children and unquestionable devotion to his wife.  Our community joins with the family in mourning for one whom we have learned to love during the two and one half years he has been among us.  [The Shannon County Democrat, April 16, 1915]

SARAH ELIZABETH
TERRY BUTNER

29 Mar 1859 - 02 Aug 1941


















 
Sarah Elizabeth Terry Butner   - Born March 29, 1859 in Bath County, Kentucky,  where she grew to womanhood.  In 1880 she was married to Owen W. Franklin.  Five children were born to this union.  Two died in infancy and another, a daughter, at the age of 24.  She was left a widow in 1888 and in 1890 was married to S.S. Butner, who was at the time the father of three small children.  She reared these children and five were born into the family.  These all survive except one which died in infancy, and a step-daughter.  She was again widowed in 1915. She was reared in a Christian home and at the early age of fourteen was baptized into Christ and remained faithful through the years.  She was always ready to do good in time of need.  She was often heard to remark that she considered her Christian parents her greatest blessing in life.  Her one greatest concern was to attend worship on Lord’s Day.  That she might be able to do this, in her late years, she left her home and the association of her children, moved to Mountain View among strangers where there is a Church of Christ. She has been in failing health for some time but suffered very little and only from infirmities of old age.  While the day was yet new, on August 2, 1941, at the home of a daughter her spirit very calmly and peacefully left its abode of clay and took its flight into the great beyond. Funeral services were conducted at the Church of Christ Sunday in Mountain View, Mo., under the direction of Burns & Sons of Willow Springs, Mo.  Bro. Huston Ferrel paid a very high tribute, to her Christian character and her service to mankind, spoke very ably and earnestly on the way of life eternal to those of us who remain. Her body was placed to rest in the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Winona, Mo., to await the resurrection. – Blessed are they who die in the Lord. The bereaved by her departure are her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, one sister, and a host of other relatives and friends. -One who knew and loved her.

NOTE: She was the daughter of Thomas Terry and Anna Eliza Gudgel Terry of Kentucky. 
MO Death Cert.#31657 states county of birth as Owen Co KY.

Iva Marie
HASKETT Butts



18 Jun 1921 - 09 Nov 2000

 
Iva Marie Haskett Butts, age 79,
Springfield, Mo., passed away at 3:07 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, in Cox Medical Center South. Mrs. Butts, a homemaker, was born June 18, 1921, in Birch Tree, Mo., the daughter of James and Edith (Scott) Haskett. She was united in marriage to Roy Lee Butts in 1941. She was a member of the Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses in Springfield and enjoyed gardening and flowers. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy; a son, Robert Butts; and a brother, James Haskett. She is survived by six sons and their wives, James R. and Anna Lou Wallace, Bobby G. and Juanita Butts, Gary R. and Linda Butts, and Terry J. and Susan Butts, all of Springfield, Don G. and Katie Butts, Nixa, and Darrell K. and Karen Butts, Strafford; two daughters, Tina Williamson and Ruth Ann Butts, both of Springfield; one sister Vera Butterfield, Omaha, Neb.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, in Berea Mennonite Cemetery, Birch Tree, under direction of Ayre-Goodwin-Lee Funeral Home at Rivermonte, Springfield. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Roy Lee Butts

 

In Memory - Born August 9, 1912 at Liberty Clay Co MO. Died Mar. 31, 1991 at Springfield Greene Co MO. Graveside services 11:00 a. M. Wednesday April 3, 1991 at Berea Mennonite Cemetery. Children: Darrell, Jim, Gary, Bob, Sissy, Don, Joe, Tina.



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