Shannon County MOGenWeb 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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Ronnie 'Mark' Cafourek

27 Mar 1963 - 26 Mar 2009











 
Ronnie Mark Cafourek, son
of Ron and Karen Cafourek, Birch Tree, MO passed away March 26, 2009 at his home in California. Graveside services will be held Saturday April 4, at the Montier Cemetery. OBITUARY - Age 45, of Stanton, CA, died Thursday night, March 26, 2009, at his home. He was born March 27, 1963, in Mountain View, MO, son of Ron Cafourek and Karen Graves Cafourek. A 1981 graduate of Nixa High School, he did further studies at Baylor University before moving to California, where he worked as an auto racing industry consultant. He is survived by parents, Ron and Karen, of Birch Tree, MO; sisters, Tammy and husband, Ed Dennis, of Springfield, MO, and Manda Kate and husband, Scott Stout, of Birch Tree, MO; brother Shannon and wife, Ali Cafourek, of Forth Worth, Texas; nieces, Cherise, Tanner, and Jazlyn; and nephews, Conor and Shalen. He is preceded in death by Papa Doug Graves, Grandpa Marn Cafourek, and Aunt Donna Smith. An avid reader who loved cooking, California, quail hunting, family and friends, Mark accepted Jesus Christ at an early age. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Montier Cemetery, Montier, MO, under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, MO In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Haiti Orphanages through First Baptist Church, Mountain View.

NEDRA JENICE NICHOLSON CAFOUREK HILL



12 Oct 1924 - 02 Mar 2010






 
Nedra Jenice Nicholson Cafourek Hill was born October 12, 1924 at Birch Tree, Missouri, the daughter of Lem and Gaveta Thomas Nicholson. She passed away March 2, 2010 at Birch Tree Place, Birch Tree, Missouri at the age of 85 years. Nedra was married to Marn William Cafourek in 1942 at Montier, Missouri. Three sons were born to this union: Ron, Gary and Jim. In 1994, she was married to Cecil Hill, who preceded her in death in October, 2000. Nedra was saved and baptized in 1966 in Little Zion Church. She is survived by three sons: Ron and wife, Karen, of Birch Tree; Gary and wife, Marsha, of Fayetteville, Arkansas; and Jim and wife, Megan, of Salem, Missouri; one sister, Pat Benton, Kansas City, Missouri; also seven grandchildren: Denise Bennett, J.D. Cafourek, Jacob Cafourek, Tammy Dennis and husband, Ed, Amber Cafourek-Belasco and husband, Tino, Manda Stout and husband, Scott, and Shannon Cafourek and wife, Ali; and thirteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lem and Gaveta Nicholson; husbands, Marn and Cecil; and one grandson, Mark Cafourek. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Birch Tree Place for the compassionate care of their mother. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2010 in Yarber Chapel with Bro. Myron Aiken officiating. Interment was in Montier Cemetery, Montier, Missouri under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, Missouri.




MARGARET JEAN
DORSEY CAGLE



29 Apr 1917 - 28 Sep 2002


 

 

 

Margaret Jean Dorsey Cagle was born Apr. 29, 1917, at Oklahoma City, OK, the daughter of Paul Howard Dorsey & Lois Phillips Dorsey. She passed away at Ash Grove in Greene County, Missouri on Sep. 28, 2002. Margaret was united in marriage to Clifford Carson Cagle on Jan. 14, 1941 and to this union seven children were born. They shared 28 years together before Clifford preceded her in death on Sep. 16, 1969. He is buried at Dick Duck Cemetery at Catoosa, Rogers County, Oklahoma. Margaret received her bachelor of science in education degree from Oklahoma State University. She was a retired educator retiring after 22 years. She retired from Winona High School in Winona, Missouri. Margaret enjoyed reading and spending time with her devoted family. She was a member of the Ash Grove Assembly of God Church. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Phillip Dorsey, and one sister, Mary Beth Dorsey Lane. She is survived by her children, Terrence Lee and Timothy Ray Cagle, Patricia Susan, Mildred Maureen, Dennice Faye, Claudia Colleen, Glenda Jo; 17 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2002 in Wilson Brim-Daniel Chapel, Ash Grover with Revs. Don Miller and Jim Bryant officiating and Mrs. Carol Bills giving the eulogy. Internment followed in Ash Grove Cemetery, Ash Grove, Missouri. 

 

 

 


OLIVE MAE
VERMILLION CALLAHAN

07 Dec 1895 - 02 Apr 1990








 
Olive Mae Vermillion was born December 7, 1895 at Pleasant Site, MO the daughter of James M. and Malinda Jones Vermillion and departed this life on April 2, 1990 at the age of 94 years, 3 months, and 2 days. She was united in marriage to Elmer G. Callahan on April 27, 1913 and to this union nine children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer; four grandchildren; five brothers, and five sisters. She leaves to mourn her passing, three sons, Glen Callahan, Don Callahan, and Kenneth Callahan; six daughters, Mildred Pennick, Maxine Woodman, Thela Tesreau, Jane Jackson, Lorene Murray, and Letha Searcy; one sister, Lottie Burns; four sons-in-law; three daughters-in-law; thirty-nine grandchildren; seventy-five great grandchildren; and twenty-nine great great grandchildren. Olive professed an abiding faith in Christ at an early age and was faithful to this faith until the end. Funeral service was held Wednesday, April 4 at 1 pm in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with Rev. Bud Younger officiating. Interment was in New Eminence Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.

MAXINE POGUE CAMDEN

11 Feb 1925 - 11 Feb 2006












 
Maxine Pogue was born February 11, 1925 in Shannon County, Missouri the youngest daughter of Alma Woodward and Arthur Pogue. Maxine departed this life on February 11, 2006 in Washington, Missouri at the age of 81 years. Maxine was married to Jesse Camden on September 7, 1941 at Centerville, Missouri to this union six children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1985, three sons and two daughters and one brother. She leaves to mourn her passing, one daughter Julia Martin of St. Clair, Missouri; one brother Calvin Pogue of Rolla, Missouri, and one sister Hazel Knuckles of Houston, Missouri, eight grandchildren, many great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. Maxine loved going to church and was a friend to everyone. She taught Sunday School classes and bible school for many years. She was a past member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Eminence, Missouri. She last attended the First Baptist Church in Eminence, Missouri. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, Missouri with Alan Stringer officiating. Interment was held at Bethany Chapel Cemetery in Eminence, Missouri under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home.  [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]

SSDI: CAMDEN, MAXINE11 Feb 192511 Feb 2006 V8197405 Eugene, Lane, OR

Irvin C. Camp

25 May 1929 - 18 Feb 2008









 
Irvin C. Camp was born
May 25, 1929 in Brush, Morgan Co., CO the son of Arthur Camp and Elsie Hoar Camp. He passed away February 18, 2008 at his home in Winona, MO making his age 78 years. He was united in marriage to Sylvia Anderson on January 1, 1994 at Birch Tree, MO He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Elsie Camp.  Irvin is survived by his wife Sylvia Camp of Winona, MO; two brothers Arthur Camp of West Plains, MO and LEROY CAMP of Winnebago, IL; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He was a very active member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness Church in Winona, MO He loved the outdoors where he enjoyed fishing, deer hunting and bull riding for fun.  He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, March 1, 2008 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness Church in Winona, MO with BRO. DARREN ALEXANDER officiating. Arrangements were under the Direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona, MO   [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
charles malcolm
'mack'
campbell



11 Jul 1931 - 3 Oct 2013
  Charles Malcom 'Mack' Campbell, son of the late Charles Tecumsah and Mazo (Holland) Campbell, was born July 11, 1931 at Chilton, Missouri and departed this life on October 3, 2013 in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He had attained the age of eighty-two years, two months and twenty-three days. Mack was a lifetime resident of Van Buren area. He was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War, serving on the USS Union as a boatswain's mate. In his youth he worked on river barges and later managed several lounges including the Wild Horse Inn that was located just outside the Big Spring Park. He was a well-known river guide on Current River and caretaker of the Montgomery Cabins for forty years. In 1959 he was united in marriage to Naomi Belle Roberts. She preceded him in death in 1983. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Thomas Campbell, John Campbell and Louis Campbell and two sisters, Emigene Conner and June Champ. Survivors include two sons, Shane Campbell of Van Buren and Shawn Campbell; one step-son, Frankie Johnston of Winona; three grandchildren, Chelsea Campbell, Brittany Campbell and Zachery Shane Campbell and six nieces, five nephews and many other relatives and friends who mourn his passing. Visitation: 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2013 in the McSpadden Funeral Home in Van Buren, Missouri. Funeral: 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dick Murray officiating. Burial: Van Buren City Cemetery

LEE ALEXANDER CAMPBELL



18 Apr 1946 - 23 Apr 1899













 
Lee A. CAMPBELL, 47, died in his home near Morton's Gap, Kentucky at 12:10 a.m. today of a kidney ailment following three weeks of illness. Mr. CAMPBELL was born at White Plains, Kentucky and had lived in Hopkins county all his life. He had been an employee of Hart-Ross Coal Company for the past two years. In addition to the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth CAMPBELL, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Anna Lee LEGE and Miss Lois CAMPBELL, both of Winona, Missouri; one son, Thomas L. CAMPBELL, stationed with the navy at Charleston, SC; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Frances KUMPF, Clearfield, Pa., and four brothers, Cleve CAMPBELL; E. Alton, Ill; Robert CAMPBELL, White City, Kentucky; Frank CAMPBELL, Richland, Kentucky; and Clarence CAMPBELL, Madisonville, Kentucky. The remains were taken today from Reid Funeral Home, Earlington, Kentucky, to the home near Morton's Gap. Services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Concord church, White Plains with Rev. Archie PUTMAN officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. - Note: Lee Alexander Campbell was the son of Thomas W. and Joan Ann REED CAMPBELL. He was married to Ava NORRIS of Winona MO on July 18, 1924. They divorced about 1933 following his return to Kentucky. He had been working at a mill in Oregon County for the Craig's. He also spent some time in Madison County, Illinois working at the mills. He had been partially blinded in a furnace blast and returned to Kentucky to seek treatment. He never returned to Missouri. At the time of his marriage to Ava they resided in the Rocky Creek community near Horner Church. The children of Lee and Ava are Anna Lee, who married first Riley LEGE, second Bobby B. WEAVER; Thomas Lewis 'Tom', married first Myrll BARNES, second Rosalie FALLON; and their youngest child, Lois, married first William E. 'Bill' DOWNS; second Roy 'Don' BARKLEY.  Sources for this information: The Daily Messenger, Madisonville Kentucky. 


ROSIE ELIZABETH
PRICE CAMPBELL

20 Dec 1922 - 28 Mar 1969











  Rosie Elizabeth Price Campbell - Funeral Services for Mrs. Rosie Elizabeth Campbell, of Birch Tree, were held in the Rose Chapel of the Robertson Funeral Home, West Plains, Mo., with the Rev. T. O. Marler, of Camden, Mo., officiating. Mrs. Campbell died at 5:30 a.m., Friday, March 28, 1969, in St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Mtn. View, Mo., after a two-week illness, apparently suffering from pneumonia. She was born in Texas county, on December 20, 1922, the daughter of Frank Price, of Edgewood, Iowa and the late Cynthia Harris Price. She spent part of her l ife in the Peace Valley area and on April 26, 1940 was married to Garfield Campbell, who survives her. She had been a member of the Methodist Church since childhood, with present membership in Bethel Chapel Church near Houston. Surviving, besides her father and husband are two children, Edward Campbell, Eldridge, Mo.; Marilyn Smith, Evansdale, Iowa; seven grandchildren and one brother and three sisters, Robert Glen Price, Edgewood; Jean Talley, Corning, Calif.; Ruth Balhuts, Bethany, Okla.; and Alice Collins, Yuba City, Calif. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Interment was in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our gratitude to all of our good neighbors, friends, and coworkers who extended comforting sympathy and help in behalf of Garfield Campbell and children.
Edward Campbell & Marilyn Smith. - Published April 3, 1969. 



STEPHEN THOMAS
 'STEVIE'
CAMPBELL, JR.



14 Feb 1967 - 03 Apr 1988



  Stephen Thomas Campbell, Jr. was born Feb. 14, 1967, the son of Stephen Thomas Campbell, Sr. & Barbara Sue Norris Campbell. He passed away Apr. 3, 1988, at Winona. Stevie was married to Kristie Perkins and had a daughter, Stephanie. He was the grandson of the late Thomas Lewis Campbell & the late Myrll Barnes Campbell Swafford, and of the late Gerald Norris, and Fayetta Leslie Norris.
Stevie is survived by his parents, Steve & Barbara Campbell, his wife, Kristie, and daughter, Stephanie, and brother Bradley. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on April 6, 1988, at the First Baptist Church in Winona with Rev. Frank HALL officiating. Burial was in the Pine Lawn Cemetery in Winona. 

The Current Wave, April 6, 1988  ---
CARD OF THANKS --- We wish that we could find the words to express our gratitude for the overwhelming outpouring of love from our community, and others from not only the surrounding areas, but from friends and family who have loved Stevie from all around these United States. Stevie was the kind of boy that only had to touch your life for a little while and he would remain in your heart forever. He was very easy to love and never did anything but make us proud. We’ve always known this about our son, but to see it expressed in such an overwhelming manner from our communities and far away states has given us some comfort in this dark, dark hour. I pray this ‘Than You’ will reach each and every one of you.' --- Steve, Barbara and Brad CAMPBELL The Current Wave, April 13, 1988.  

THOMAS LEWIS 'TOM' CAMPBELL



28 Oct. 1928 - 03 Oct 2002





 
Thomas Lewis Campbell was born Oct. 28, 1926, at Winona, Missouri, the son of Lee Alexander Campbell & Ava Viola Norris Campbell. He passed away Oct. 3, 2002 in Jacksonville, Florida. He had made his home in Jacksonville for several years. Tom was united in marriage to Myrll BARNES, daughter of Auda Harold BARNES and Anna Mae MAYBERRY BARNES of Winona and to this union one son, Stephen Thomas CAMPBELL, was born. Tom met Rosalie FALLON while stationed in the Washington DC area and they were married. Their children are Thomas Lewis, Jr., Larry, Michael, Cathy Ellen and Ava Jean. Tom was a U.S. Navy veteran who served his country during W.W. II and the Korean Conflict. He avidly enjoyed fishing and after retirement delighted in the company of his grandchildren. Preceding Tom in death was his father Lee CAMPBELL of Morton’s Gap, Kentucky; his stepfather, Wash TUCKER and his mother Ava NORRIS TUCKER, of Winona, son Michael CAMPBELL; grandson Stephen Thomas CAMPBELL Jr. and sister Ann CAMPBELL WEAVER of Winona. Surviving are his wife Rosalie; sons Steve CAMPBELL of Winona, Tommy CAMPBELL of Marietta, Florida, Larry CAMPBELL of Jacksonville, Florida, daughters Cathy PARKER of Corpus Christy, Texas and Ava HORNER of Jacksonville, Florida, one sister, Lois CAMPBELL BARKLEY of Winona, MO, half brothers Wayne TUCKER of Nixa, MO, Doris TUCKER, Winona, half sisters June ROBERTS, Sharon DAVIS and Judy WALKER, all of Winona. Funeral services for Tom CAMPBELL were at the Fraser Funeral home of Jacksonville with burial at Riverside Memorial Park in Jacksonville, with military honor guard in attendance. Tom’s sons, grandsons and a nephew served as pallbearers. 

NONA LOUISE Cole

Schweighauser CAPPS



31 Mar 1936 - 09 Aug 2011











 
Nona Louise Cole Schweighauser Capps, the daughter of Robert David Cole and Malissia Elizabeth Mogan Cole was born March 31, 1936 in Hartshorn, Missouri. Nona passed away at her home in Dora, Missouri surrounded by her loved ones, Tuesday evening, August 9, 2011 making her age 75 years. She later married Larry Capps, March 5, 1988 making their union together 23 years. To their union they were blessed with Larry's children, Chris, Glen and Leslea. Larry and Nona lived in Iowa and then moved in December 1996 to Missouri to be near Nona's children and family. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were foster parents for over 19 children in a four-year time span. Nona was a child at heart and it showed through her sense of humor and quick wit. She loved all her children, they were drawn to her as she was to them. She had love for interior decorating and home cooking, which was done with love to make everyone feel special. She enjoyed being outside working in her flower gardens, bird watching or just a lazy day of fishing. Her love of God and music were combined when she sang in the church choir and played the tambourine. She and Larry attended the Sweetin Pond Church in Dora. Nona is preceded in death by her father Dave Cole, her mother Malissia Cole, sister Nellie Dewitt, brother Henry Cole, sister Silvia Dewitt, sister Pearlie Garman, and brother Jessie 'Sonny' Cole. She is survived by her husband Larry Capps of the home in Dora, son Michael Schweighauser and wife Beverly of West Plains, Missouri, daughter Linda Bradley and husband Larry of Summersville, Missouri, daughter Elaine Svoboda and husband Ed of Arnold, Missouri, son Don Schweighauser and wife Debbie of Raymondville, Missouri, Teresea Zumwatt and husband Michael of Holden, Missouri, Chris Ritter and husband Bob of Davenport, Iowa, Glen Capps and wife Diane of Davenport Iowa, and Leslea Howell of Davenport, Iowa, sisters, Della Yingling of Licking, Missouri, Betty Hartman Springfield, Ohio, Faye Cooley and husband Ralph of Summersville, Missouri, Leona Ramirez and husband Ruben of Wichita, Kansas, and brother Charles Cole and wife Gwen of Ozark, Missouri. Nona was also blessed with 25 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren and 2 more great grandchildren on the way. Our hearts are saddened and broken to lose Nona, but we are happy she now abides in her new home where she knows no suffering and pain. Funeral Services: Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 1 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. James Poole and Rev. Richard Martin officiating. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery in Hartshorn, Missouri under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. In Lieu of flowers memorials maybe made to the Cancer Society, The Gideon's or Riverway's Hospice.



JERRY E. CARPENTER

10 Aug 1940 - 11 May 2006









 
Jerry E. Carpenter was born
August 10, 1940 to Charles Carpenter and Stella Cottner Carpenter in St. Louis, Missouri. Jerry passed away May 11, 2006 in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 65 years. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents Charles Carpenter and Stella Cottner Carpenter and one sister Charlotte Gray. He is survived by his wife Anna Carpenter of Mountain View, Missouri; three sons Russell Carpenter of Birch Tree, Missouri; Danny Carpenter and wife Brenda of Burfordville, Missouri; David The Boy Carpenter and wife Beth of Mountain View, Missouri; two daughters Tammy Castello and husband Kevin of St. Louis, Missouri; September Gray of Festus, Missouri; one brother William 'Bill' Humphrey of Antonio, Missouri; one sister Delores Hendricks of Wentzville, Missouri; his ten grandchildren, Jon, Echo, Sara, Tony, Joey, Mandy, Amber, Katie, Johnie, and Breanna, and many other family and friends. Jerry will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Monday, May 15, 2006 at the St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Mountain View, Missouri with Father Ernie Marquart officiating. Interment was held at Greenlawn Cemetery in Mountain View, Missouri under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home in Mountain View, Missouri. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]

ALTA MAGGIE DENTON CARR

01 Mar 1927 - 28 dec 2011














 

Altha Maggie Denton Carr was born March 1, 1927 at Wilderness, MO the daughter of Fitch Denton and Rainey Anthony Denton. She passed away December 28, 2011 at her home in Mountain View, MO at the age of 84 years. She was united in marriage to Kenneth 'KG' Carr on January 29, 1945 in Arkansas and to this union four children were born. Altha was preceded in death by her parents Fitch and Rainey Anthony Denton; her husband KG Carr; one son Donnie Carr; one brother Buster Denton and one sister Essie McGrew. She is survived by three sons Gary Carr, Francis Carr and Brian Carr; one daughter Gail Eubanks; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends. Altha was dedicated to Jesus Christ and shared her faith in God with everyone that she encountered. She served as a prayer warrior, Sunday school teacher, and sister in Christ.

Altha devoted her time and energy to her family. All of her children and grandchildren were privileged to stand beside her on the pond bank and fish anticipating when she would catch the next 'big one'. She took the time to create handmade crafts, quilts, afghans, potholders, and Christmas creations for those that she loved. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 31, 2011 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, MO with Bro. Mack McDonald, Bro. Pat Cronk and Pastor Donald Fisher officiating. Interment was in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Mountain View, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.

DAISY SYLVIA KIMES
YOUNGLBOOD CARR

09 Mar 1914 - 31 Jul 2011
















 

Daisy Sylvia Kimes Carr was born on March 9, 1914, to Charles and Hattie Kimes in the Blairs Creek community located on the Current River. Daisy departed this life on July 31, 2011, at the age of 97 years, 4 months and 22 days in the Birch View Nursing Home at Birch Tree, Mo. On July 1, 1933, Daisy was united in marriage to Leo Youngblood and to this union one son was born, Albert Douglas Youngblood. The family made their home on Rocky Creek in Winona, Mo. Leo and Daisy along with their son Doug attended Horner and Reed Churches. Daisy spoke fondly of family Bible studies in the front yard and playful wrestle after words. She spoke of horseback riding, teaching her son to squirrel hunt and family and friend dinners. After Leo’s passing on Sept. 12, 1972, she later married Ralph Carr on September 22, 1988. Daisy was preceded in death by her father and mother, Charles and Hattie Kimes; her first husband, Leo Youngblood; one son, Doug Youngblood; her second, husband Ralph Carr; one brother, Bill and wife Delse Kimes; four sisters, Maude Reynolds husband John Reynolds and Grover Puckett, Goldie Williams husband Ralph Williams, Thelma West, Velma Mooney and husband Paul Mooney. Those left to morn her passing are her daughter-in-law Donna Youngblood of Winona; granddaughter Kim Youngblood Bland and husband Garry of Winona, Mo.; grandson Hank Youngblood and wife Linda of Winona, Mo.; great-grandchildren Susie Bland Needels and husband Bob of Winona, Mo.; Larry Cowen and wife Katrina of Winona, Mo., Steven Bland and wife Natalie of Doniphan, Mo.; and Savanna Youngblood of Winona, Mo.; great-great-grandchildren Kiley and Bryer Cowen of Winona, Mo., and Emma Bland of Doniphan, Mo.; brother-in-law George West and a host of loving nieces, nephews and friends. Daisy will be truly missed by all who ever knew and loved her but will never be forgotten. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, Mo., with Rev. Darrell Derryberry officiating. Interment was in Munsell Cemetery in Eminence, Mo., under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.

 

KENNETH GORDON CARR

21 May 1922 - 01 Jan 2011







 

Kenneth Gordon Carr was born
May 21, 1922 in Eminence, MO the son of Ernest Carr and Hazel Lawson Carr. He passed away January 1, 2011 at his home in Mountain View, MO at the age of 88 years. He was united in marriage to Altha Denton on January 29, 1945 in Arkansas and to this union four children were born. Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Hazel Carr; one brother Vernon ‘Bud’ Carr and one son Donnie Carr. He is survived by his wife Altha Carr; three sons Gary Carr, Francis Carr and Brian Carr; one daughter Gail Eubanks; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends. Kenneth will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, MO with Bro. Pat Cronk and Bro. Mack McDonald officiating. Interment was in Chapel Hill Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.
RALPH JOSEPH CARR

03 Mar 1915 - 27 Jul 2007


















 

Ralph Joseph Carr, the son of
James Thompson Carr and Maud Badgley Carr was born March 3, 1915 at Oakside MO, in Shannon County. He passed away at Saint Francis Hospital in Mountain View MO on Friday, July 27, 2007, age age 92 years, 4 months and 24 days. He was united in marriage to Pauline Sue Reese on November 24, 1947 at Eminence MO, and to this union two daughters were born, Diana Carol and Connie Sue. After Sue passed away on June 22, 1987, Ralph married Daisy Kimes Youngblood on September 22, 1988 and moved to Winona. Ralph was a member of the Nazarene Church of Mountain View for many years, having accepted the Lord as his Savior while he was a boy at home. A veteran of World War II, he served much of time in England near the birthplace of his father and grandparents. Ralph worked hard all his life and he wasn't much for hobbies, but  he loved taking apart an old tractor and putting it back together and making it run, and if you would listen, he would tell you all about it. For several years he worked at Caterpillar in Peoria IL, then he moved back to Missouri to the family farm and worked for Will McVicker as a mechanic until he retired. Preceding Ralph in death were his parents, James & Maud Carr, first wife, Pauline Sue, brother Paul Carr, sisters Mabel Reese and Grace Cooper, and son-in-law, Melvin Kaut. He is survived by his wife, Daisy Carr, daughter Carol and husband Ronnie King, Summersville, daughter Connie Houck, Mountain View, grandchildren Scott Kaut, Christina Odom and husband Darrin, and Jared Kaut, all of Summersville; Eric Kaut and wife Shawna, Mountain View, Randy Brooks and wife Angela, Lisa Wake, Jason Houck and wife Carrie, and Sammy Houck and fiancee' Amanda Bowen, Mountain View, brother Earl H. Carr, Springfield MO, fifteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Ralph loved and was loved by his family. What more could a man ask from this life than to be loved. Services were held Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at 10 a.m. at First Church of God, Mountain View, with Rev. Oscar Cunningham and Rev. Randy Brooks officiating. Interment was in Bell Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home. 

IRA ANDERSON CARR

29 Jan 1861 - 10 Feb 1938





















 

Ira Carr Succumbs To Injuries Received in Auto Accident
Ira A Carr, on of the pioneer residents of this county, passed away in the Rolla Hospital last Thursday evening, Feb. 10, at 5:00 o'clock, his death being due to injuries receive in an automobile accident near his home at Round Spring, on Sunday preceding.  Sunday afternoon, Feb, 6, about 3:30 o'clock, Mr. Carr was walking across the Spring Valley bridge near Round Spring, coming south, when he was struck by an auto driven by Roy Graham of Eminence, who was also coming south across the bridge. It seems that Mr. Carr stepped in front of the car, and that Mr. Graham could not avoid hitting him. At any rate it was very deplorable accident. Mr. Carr was struck on the ankle, breaking and dislocating same, and he was thrown against the concrete, causing internal injuries and concussion.  He was rushed to Eminence, where his injuries were attended to by Dr. Hyde and Eudy. He was then sent to the Rolla Hospital, infection developed in his injured foot and his leg was amputated Wednesday night in effort to save his life, but he passed away Thursday afternoon.  Mr. Carr is survived by his wife, Mrs. Susie Carr, four sons and two daughters: Ralph E. Carr of Eminence, Herbert Carr of Hutchinson, Kansas, Tom Carr of Wyoming and Walter Carr of Round Springs; Mrs. Beulah Rose and Mrs. Sylvia Howard of Madison, ILL. Two children preceded him in death. Also surviving him are four brothers and one sister; Grant and Fred Carr of this county, Guy and Frank Carr of Texas, and Mrs. Lena Donaldson of Oklahoma.  Funeral services were conducted at the Spencer Funeral Parlor in Salem, Sunday afternoon, Feb. 13, with interment in the Cedar Grove cemetery there by the side of his sister, Mrs. Mary Epstein, who preceded him in death.  Ira A. Carr was born January 29, 1861, his age being 77 years and 13 days. He had many friends here who are deeply grieved at his untimely passing.  [Submitted by Lucille Morton] 

MO Death Cert.#7795: Born in Athens Co OH, the son of Thomas Carr PA & Lena O'Brien Ireland. Died at Phelps Co MO at Rolla Hospital. Married to Susie Carr. Occupation farmer. Cause of death: Concussion of the brain; fracture compound of the left leg, with gangrene infection. Informant Mrs. Ira A. Carr, Eminence; burial at Cedar Grove Feb. 13th.
SUSAN EMILY
COUNTS CARR

19 Jan 1868 - 01 Apr 1948












 
Susan Emily Counts was born
January 19, 1868 at Sainte Genevieve County; entered into rest April 1, 1948 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Howard, at Madison IL. At the time of her death she was 80 years old. The daughter of John and Rebecca Counts, Mrs. Carr was one of seven children. Her parents, three sisters and a brother have preceded her in death. In 1892 she was united in marriage to Ira Carr and to this home seven children were born. An infant daughter, Bertha, and a small son, Noel, precede her in death by many years. On February 10, 1938 her faithful companion of so many years passed away. In 1947 a son, Thomas B. Carr, entered in rest. Mrs. Carr had been a Christian since young womanhood, and during all those years had been a good and faithful member of the Methodist Church. For several years she had been a member of the Eminence Methodist Church. Also, for many years, Mrs. Carr had been a member of the Rebekah Lodge No. 313 at Eminence. She is survived by her children, Herbert A., Hutchinson KS; Beulah Rose and Mrs. Sylvia Howard, Madison IL; and Walter of Round Spring MO; fifteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren; one sister, Mary Welch, Rector MO; one brother, Lawrence Counts, Eminence MO, and a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Eminence Methodist Church with Rev. J. E. Bolen of Van Buren officiating. Rebekah services were conducted at the church by the Eminence Lodge. Interment was at the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Salem MO, under the direction of Spencer Funeral Home. [Submitted by Lucille Morton].
Frances Irene
Skinner Carter

16 Oct 1928 - 26 Apr 2009












 
Frances Irene Skinner Carter, age 80, of West Plains Howell Co MO, was born
Oct. 16, 1928, at Harvard, Neb., to Henry and Zora Mullins Skinner. Mrs. Carter died at 11:50 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center. She was married to Ross Lee Carter at Las Vegas NV in May, 1948; he preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1998. Mrs. Carter had been an inspector for Coca-Cola Bottling Company and was a greeter at Wal-Mart. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, and also loved spending time with friends and family. Mrs. Carter was of the Pentecostal faith. She is survived by her son, Kenneth Carter, wife, Jeanette, Farmington MO; five grandchildren, Stephanie Young of West Plains, Jeff McDaniel and special friend, Olivia Elliott, Tara Orr, husband, Jason, of West Plains, Kyle Carter, wife, Jenna, of Perryville MO, and Tasha Carter of Springfield MO; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tom Skinner, wife, Marie, of Gamaliel AR, and Bob Skinner, wife, Beth, Pomona MO; four sisters, Delora Johnson, Birch Tree MO, Helen Blair, Elsinore, CA, Wilma Tom, husband, Charles, of West Plains and Rosemary Burgess, husband, Royce, Willow Springs MO; and several nieces and nephews. Her parents; husband; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Rick McDaniel; one brother, Henry 'Bud' Skinner; and one sister, Edith Rainey, precede her in death. Funeral services were Wednesday, April 29, 2009, in the Rose Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Mothers Against Drunk Driving M.A.D.D. and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. 
Rose Elaine
Atkins Case

20 Sep 1922 - 02 May 1999







 
Rose Elaine Atkins Case passed
away May 2, 1999 of leukemia at Hospice Care Center in Longview WA. She was born Sep. 20, 1922 at Midco Carter Co MO to Lucy Kathleen Thomason Atkins and Chet F. Atkins. She was the granddaughter of John E. Thomason and Margaret O. Jones Thomason, affectionately known as Uncle John and Aunt Mag. She was also the granddaughter of William Atkins and Cynthia LaRue Atkins. Elaine was raised and went to school in the Rocky and Pleasant Site areas. Elaine was preceded in death by her husband John W. Case in 1976 and her only son James l. Marmon in 1997, parents and both sets of grandparents. Elaine is survived by two aunts, Marie Nash of Eminence and Nell Bradley of Kansas City, twin sister of James, her  son, Carol Marmon Johnston of Osceola, Michigan, Kathleen Ann Marmon Sableman of Grand Junction, Colorado, Sandy K. Taylor Names of Longview , Washington, Melissa Elaine Taylor Garrison of Eureka, California and many nieces, nephews and cousins in the local area. Elaine enjoyed tending to her garden, reading, her cat, 'Mama Mia', family and friends and her faith in God. Burial took place at Pleasant Site Cemetery next to her mother, sons and grandparents, the Thomasons.
John Franklin
 'Skeets'
Casebolt

03 Dec 1936 - 30 Jan 2008




















 
John Franklin Casebolt, age 71,
of Summersville, Missouri unexpectedly passed away in a farm accident on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 while doing what he loved, tending to his cows. He was born December 3, 1936 in La Junta, Colorado, the oldest of 4 children of George & Johnnie Casebolt. John is survived by his wife of 45 years, Gail and 3 children. James Geri Casebolt of Lamar, Colorado, Janet Ray Pearcey of Craig, Colorado, Carol Lynch of Little Rock, Arkansas and son-in-law Kenny Lynch of Summersville, Missouri; grandchildren, Keith & Desirae Pearcey, Sydney & Shelby Casebolt and Charlie Lynch, his mother Johnnie Casebolt of La Junta, Colorado; siblings Betty Paul Wood of La Junta, James Dana Casebolt of Arizona and Michael Casebolt of La Junta, Colorado. John was preceded in death by his father, George Casebolt of La Junta, Colorado and an infant daughter, Georgia Lee. John attended La Junta Schools and graduated in 1955. In June of 1955 John started his career with the United States Navy. On January 13, 1963 John married Gail Funk of Higby, Colorado. Over the next 20 years John spent time on many different ships and submarines; USS Grady, USS Massey, Surface Anti-Submarine Dutton, USS Nathan Hale, USS Henry Clay, USS Simon Lake and USS Hunley. The Navy sent him to many different states as well as Turkey. He, Gail and their first two children even lived in Scotland. John was an Electronics Technician Chief in the Navy. He also received a National Defense Service Medal and 5 Good Conduct Medals while serving. John retired from the Navy in 1975 as a Chief Petty Officer and began farming in Las Animas, Colorado. In 1983 the family moved to a farm in Summersville, Missouri where he raised Simmental Cattle and farmed. John attended Midvale Church of Summersville. Memorial contributions may be made in John's name to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life through Bradford's Funeral Home in Summersville, Missouri and Peacock Funeral Home in La Junta, Colorado. Visitation and Funeral Services were held in Summersville, Missouri on Sunday, Feb 3, 2008 at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services were also held at Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 11:00 AM and interment will be in La Junta, Colorado with Military Honors under the direction of Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home of La Junta, Colorado.


Henry L. Casteel


10 Jan 1921 - 11 Sep 1980

 
Henry L. Casteel was born
Jan 10, 1921, passed away Sept. 11, 1980. Services held at Duncan Funeral Chapel Birch Tree, MO Sept. 15, 1980 1: P.M. Officiating, Rev. Mike Casteel. Pallbearers: Bill Joe Rosenburg; Larry Ledgerwood; Chet Ledgerwood; Tom Faulkner; Herman Bradshaw and Thorvel Hulbert. Interment; Berea Mennonite Cemetery, Birch Tree, MO Inscription: TEC5 US ARMY WORLD WAR II.

HOSEA CARL CATES

13 Jul 1937 - 29 Sep 2008








 
Hosea Carl Cates, age 71, of Alton, Oregon Co MO, was born
Jul 13, 1937 at Oregon Co MO, and passed away Sep 29, 2008 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield Greene Co MO Survivors include his wife Nancy, of the home; one daughter, Regina Barton and husband Gred; one son, Jeff Cates and wife Sonddra; his mother, Lois Cates; one sister, Helen Holmes; four grandchildren: Erin Melby and husband heath; Whitney Chadwick and husband Chase; John Barton and Alyssa Cates; one great-grandchild, Jadeyn Melby, and numerous other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his father, Corwin Cates; one brother, Herman Cates, and one infant sister. Services were held Oct 2, 2008 at Bailey Free Baptist Church with Bro. Darrell Strain officiating. Interment was in Smith Cemetery under the direction of Clary Funeral Home of Alton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Canyon Country Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund. ~ II Timothy 4:7-8.

OPAL KATHERINE CATLETT

28 Feb 1916 - 12 May 1988













 
Opal Katherine Catlett was born Feb. 28, 1916 at Birch Tree MO, the daughter of Charles Augustus CATLETT and Ethel WEBB CATLETT.
She passed way May 12, 1988 at the home of her daughter Mary Katherine, in St. Charles MO, at the age of 72 years, 2 months and 13 days. She attended school in Birch Tree MO, graduating with the class of 1934. She graduated in 1938 from the Poplar Bluff Business College and later attended Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield. In 1946 she was united in marriage to Clarence M. JONES of St. Louis MO They made their home there until their retirement, when they moved to their farm home at Bartlett MO Opal was a member of the Birch Valley Baptist Church until her marriage, when she converted to the Catholic faith. She was preceded in death by her mother and father; two brothers, Raymond and Paul, an infant brother and two infant sisters. She leaves to mourn her passing her beloved husband, Clarence; her loving and devoted daughter, Mary Katherine; one brother, Don, of Washington DC; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys WILLIS, Wichita KS; Mrs. Beatrice WALTON, Mountain Grove MO; and Mrs. Margaret REASER, Birch Tree MO; several nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral services were held Monday, May 16, 1988 at 10 a.m. in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Birch Tree with Rev. Truman PULLIAM and Father Sherman WALLS officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree.   Sources for this information: The Current Wave, May 25, 1988.

DONNIE DALE CHALMERS



17 Jan 1930 - 21 Feb 2013



 

Donnie Dale Chalmers was born January 17, 1930 in Fargo, OK the son of Ernest Chalmers and Irene (Erion) Chalmers. He passed away February 21, 2013 in Summersville, MO at the age of 83 years. He is preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Irene Chalmers; one son David Chalmers and one sister Pauline Stricker. Donnie is survived by his two sons Donald Chalmers and wife Lily of Nixa, MO and Richard Chalmers of Summersville, MO; one sister Dorothy Huck of Dodge City, KS; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. He enjoyed working with wood, fishing and gardening. Donnie will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

VISITATION:       Wednesday, February 27, 2013

                            12:00pm - 1:00pm

                            Duncan Funeral Chapel - Birch Tree, MO

SERVICES:       Wednesday, February 27, 2013

                            1:00pm

                            Duncan Funeral Chapel - Birch Tree, MO

INTERMENT:    Oak Grove Cemetery, Birch Tree, MO

 


CLINTON CHAMBERS

09 Jan 1963 - 19 May 2006













 
Clinton Chambers was born
January 9, 1963 to Harry and Lorene Chambers at Houston MO He left this life May 19, 2006 at his residence in West Plains MO at the age of 43 years. He is preceded in death by one brother, James Chambers on July 3, 2005; his grandparents, brother-in-law Tommy Blunkall and father-in-law Bob Blunkall. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Blunkall Chambers of the home, two daughters, Jessie Plunk and husband Gary Shane, Winona, and Melissa Chambers, Columbia MO; father Harry Chambers, Columbia MO, mother Lorene Dixon and husband Ray, Licking MO, brother Lonnie Chambers and wife Lori, Winona, two sisters, Beth Neth and husband Rick, Batesville MS, and Dena Bates and husband Lloyd, Licking MO, mother-in-law Vaheda Killingsworth and husband Don, Winona, four brothers-in-law, four sistes-in-law, many nieces, nephews and cousins, and a host of family and friends, four very close and special friends, Nita Weaver, Al Banuat, Guy Mock and Peggy Wycoff. Clinton was loved and well liked by everyone who knew him. He loved to fish, garden, play practical jokes on everyone, and spend time with his family. His wife, daughters and son-in-law, along with his six dogs, were his pride and joy. He loved them dearly. Being the person he was, he wouldn't want you to mourn or be sad of his passing, for now he is free. We all loved him dearly and will miss him greatly - his love, laughter and teasing. 'Goodbye, My Sweet Man, I Love You! We'll See You In Paradise! 'Memorial services were held Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 10 a.m. at the Duncan Funeral Chapel of Winona, with Bob Williams officiating. [Courtesy of The Current Wave]. 


JOSEPH ANDREW CHANDLER

1864 - 1919







 
Joseph Andrew Chandler was born
Aug. 31, 1864 to James Bradford Chandler & Caroline Barber Chandler. He died in 1919 and was buried at Alley Cemetery, Alley Springs MO He married Ariminda Jane Dearduff Rhodes, who was born May 5, 1876 and died in 1927. Their children were Mary Jane 'Janey', Nov. 29, 1892 - Oct. 25, 1966; married John Webster; Ida Leonna Aug. 22, 1894 - Sep. 5, 1970; Moses Edward Jul. 10, 1897 - Jun. 4, 1875; Oceola Mae May 8, 1899 - Mar. 31, 1924; married Gilber Aaron Faulkner on Arp. 11, 1914; Milan Lindsey Nov. 14, 1902 - May 20, 1976; married Dora Virginia Carlton Jul. 17, 1924; Arthur Emanuell Dec. 31, 1906 - Mar., 1927 and Cynthia Emily Aug. 14, 1911 - Oct. 23, 1991; married Julius Manzanti.

NOTE: No death certificate found.

LeRoy 'Bud' Chaney


25 Feb 1941 - 24 Feb 2008

















 
Leroy Chaney was born
February 25, 1941 at Greer Springs, MO to Ray Edward Chaney and Edith Mae Garrett Chaney. He passed away on February 24, 2008 at Cassville, MO at the age of 66 years. He was united in marriage to Rose Alexander in 1963 in Pasadena, TX and to this union three sons and six daughters were born. He later married Darlene Stark on January 1, 1999 at Cassville, MO and to this union one daughter was born. He is preceded in death by his parents Ray and Edith Chaney; one sister Madge Sechrest; one brother James Everett Chaney and one grandson. He is survived by his wife Darlene Chaney of the home in Cassville, MO; three sons Roy, Lee Roy and Billy all of Texas; seven daughters JoAnne, Diana, Berniece, Jennifer, Amanda, and Crystal all of Texas and Erica of Cassville, MO; one brother Roy Chaney and wife Reva of Birch Tree, MO; three sisters Hazel Grandstaff and husband Donald Lee of Aurora, MO; Helen Carroll and husband Dorsey of Purdy, MO and Sue Hicks and husband Jim of Washburn, MO; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. Bud was born and raised in the Birch Tree area. He later moved to Texas and lived there for several years before moving back to the area. Bud drove a truck for over 30 years before he retired due to health reasons in 1986. Bud moved to Cassville, MO in 1999. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and trading. Bud was a generous person, who was always thinking of others. He never met a stranger and had many friends. Bud was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy and attended church in Cassville, MO Bud was a loving husband and was the best dad in the world. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 1:00 PM at the Church of God of Prophecy in Birch Tree, MO with Roger Smith officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Birch Tree, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree, MO  The Current Wave.

Raymond S. Chapman

16 Apr 1923 - 01 Nov 2009


















 
Raymond S. Chapman of Creve Coeur, St Louis Co MO, and formerly of
Summersville, MO, died on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at the age of 86. Dear husband of the late Helen Chapman; dear son of the late Fred Walter Chapman and the late Alma Fay Chapman, loving father of Faye Bernard Voelkl, Joseph Chapman, Charles ‘Perry’ Diane Chapman and Julia Ann Stall; cherished grandfather of eight grandchildren and twelve great granchildren. He is preceded in death by Richard Gene Chapman, II, son; Russell Voelkl, grandson; Donald, Richard and Robert Chapman, brothers; and Mildred Dodge, sister. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking and was a member of the VFW Post 7222, Summersville, MO Services: The family is being served by The Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO where visitation will be held Friday, November 6, 2009, 11:00 - 12:00 PM. Funeral Service, 12:00 PM, Friday, November 6, 2009 at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center Chapel, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

SSDI:
Name  CHAPMAN, RAYMOND S
Birth  16 Apr 1923
Death  01 Nov 2009
Age  86
Last Address of Record  Saint Charles, Saint Charles, MO
Issued By  Wyoming
 

PAMELA JEAN 'PAM'

LASTER
COOPER CHEEVER

14 Jan 1953 - 13 Oct 2006













 
Pamela Jean Laster was born
Jan. 14, 1953 at Deventer MO, daughter of Emma Jean Dorris & William Henry Laster. She passed away Oct. 13, 2006 at Birch Tree MO at the age of 53. Pame was united in marriage to Darwin Ray Cooper and to this union a son was born, Darwin Ray Cooper, II. Darwin preceded her in death on May 12, 1986. On Dec. 31, 1993 she was united in marriage to Dale Allen Cheever at Birch Tree MO, and to this union a son was born, Dale Allen Cheever, II. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emma Jean and William Laster, her first husband, Darwin Ray Cooper, and her mother and father-in-law, Ora and Joe Cheever. She is survived by her husband, Dale Allen Cheever of Birch Tree, sons Darwin Ray Cooper, II, Mountain View, and Dale Allen 'Scooter' Cheever, Birch Tree; one grandson, Rahvin Cooper, Mountain View; one brother, William Laster and wife Sue, Oologah OK; her stepmother, Eula Laster, Dittmer MO; one stepsister, Leslie Woods, Dittmer MO; one sister-in-law, Shirley Roberts and husband Mike, Alton; one brother-in-law, Glenn Cheever and wife Fara, West Plains; several nieces and nephews and numerous other family and friends. Pame graduated from Northwest High School at House Springs MO in 1971. She was of the Catholic faith. Pame enjoyed working with her husband and managing their company, Dee-Cee Transport at Birch Tree MO She loved going to craft shows with her friends and being a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed sewing and reading when her busy schedule allowed her the time. Pame loved the farm and she was known for collection of pig memorabilia. Pame will be greatly  missed by all those who knew and loved her. Visitation was held Tue., Oct. 17, 2006 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel, Mountain View, with cremation following under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View.

CLARA 'FERBIE'
BEALE CHEW

1918 - 2008

 
Death Notice

Clara Beale Chew -
Age 90, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008. Family and friends will have a 'Celebration of Life' on Friday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at McSpadden Funeral Home at Bunker MO Burial will be in the Summersville Cemetery.


CHARLES TRUMAN CHILTON

19 Dec 1847 - 4 Jun 1892

 
































 
The Current Wave - Shannon County, Missouri, June 4, 1892
Killed in Self Defense - Perry Andres kills C. T. Chilton at Winona
Three Shots Through the Heart Seal the Doom of a Well Known Shannon County Man
The Result of an Old Fued  - Andres Exonerated by the Coroner's Jury.
Son-in-law kills Father-in-law on Saturday just about half past 1 o'clock p.m. 

Perry Andres shot and killed Charles Chilton at Winona, this county.
The nature of the quarrel, as well as can be learned, was about as follows: Sometime last summer the only daughter of Chilton's married Andres contrary to the will of her parents, and since that time Chilton and Andres have been enemies. Early in the morning Charlie went over to Winona to the election, and learning that Andres was there, imbibed freely and threatened the life of his son-in-law. Parties knowing the ill-feeling existing between them managed to keep Andres away from Chilton until in the afternoon. Andres went into Church & Kissel's store to transact some business, and Chilton met him as he was coming out the door, and accosted with 'Where is my girl?' to which Andres replied 'She's at home!' 'God damn you, I'm going to kill you.' retorted Chilton, and smiting his action to his word threw his pistol on Andres and fired. Andres, by quick movement, struck Chilton's arm just as he, Chilton, pulled the trigger, knocking the pistol to one side, thus avoiding the charge, and quickly drawing his own weapon, a 34-caliber, placed it against Chilton's breast and fired three times in rapid succession. Chilton turned away, walked ten or twelve feet and fell on the sidewalk and expired without speaking, but still holding his pistol in his right hand with a firm grasp. Andres was promptly arrested and tried before Justice Evans and acquitted on the ground of justifiable homicide, as it was shown by the evidence that he acted in self defense. The corpse was removed home, which is about five miles north of Winona, the same night soon after the post mortem examination, and interred the next day in the family grave yard on the old Chilton farm, about one-half mile north of Eminence. Charlie was well known in this community, having been born and reared in this neighborhood. He married Miss [Josephine Arminta] Josie Singleton, daughter of the late Lyle Singleton, in 1869 or 1870, and has two children, the eldest a young man in his 21st year, and the youngest a daughter, the wife of the man who murdered him. Mrs. Chilton has been in delicate health for several years and it is feared by her many friends that she will not survive the shock. We were well acquainted with the deceased, having known him for the last twenty-two years. He was kind and affable in manner, and affectionate to his wife and children. He has a host of relatives and friends, with whom we deeply sympathize in their sad hour of affliction. Murders are getting to be common occurrences in Shannon County nowadays. We have had no less than ten or twelve in the last ten years, and crime is almost daily on the increase. This is a sad state of affairs, and steps should be taken to prevent a repetition of such fearful tragedies.

Submitted by Carrie Edgar.

Charles Truman Chilton (son of Thomas J. Chilton and Mary Josephine Chilton)112, 113, 113, 114 was born 19 Dec 1847115, 116, 116, 117, 118, and died 04 Jun 1892 in Winona, Shannon Co., MO. He married Josephine Arminta Singleton on 22 Apr 1870, daughter of Lyle Singleton and Arminta.
Children of Charles Truman Chilton and Josephine Arminta Singleton are:
  1. +Etta Orien Chilton, b. 14 Feb 1875, Eminence, Shannon Co., Missouri, USA123, 124, 125, 126, d. 02 Oct 1968, Houston, Phelps, Missouri, USA127.
  2. +Joel S. 'Dub' Chilton, b. 23 May 1872, Shannon Co., Missouri128, 128, d. 27 Feb 1962, Saline, Arkansas.

James Cecil Chilton

19 Mar 1941 - 12 Dec 2009


















 
James Cecil Chilton was born
March 19, 1941 in Eminence, MO to Ishmael and Hazel Jones Chilton. Jim as he was known to his friends passed away, at his home in Eminence on December, 12, 2009, after a long hard struggle against several health problems. Jim was 68 years old and loved by his family and friends. Jim graduated from Eminence High school in 1959. He was united in marriage to Jane Borders on July 12, 1980 at the Eminence First Baptist Church. To this union three children were born. He is survived by his wife Jane, Jamie Chilton of the home, Jade Bressler and husband Bruce Bressler of Eminence, and Jalynn Newkirk and husband Adam Newkirk of Bonne Terre, MO, his sister Barbara Bressler and husband Andy Bressler of Eminence, Jerry Chilton and wife Vinita of Eminence. He leaves one sister-in-law Maureen Chilton of Winona and one brother-in-law Roger Korte of Pilot Grove, MO There were many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews and three glorious grandchildren, Carter, Katie, and Drew Bressler all of Eminence. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ishmael and Hazel Chilton of Eminence, brother Bill Chilton of Winona, sister Shirley Korte of Pilot Grove, MO, and nephew Patrick Chilton also of Eminence. Jim served his country in the army from December 1963 till December 1965. The last four months were spent in Vietnam from August 16, 1965 to December 12, 1965, which he still carried the emotional scars. He became a disabled American Veteran in April of 2000. He never talked much about his time in Vietnam; the scars were too deep and had been buried too long. He was however a victim of Agent Orange. Jim worked 28 years for MODOT, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Eminence and loved his Lord dearly. His favorite pastime was hunting with his son, son-in-law, brother and many good friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO with Rev. Sam Upton officiating. Interment was in Munsell Chapel Cemetery  under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes, LLC of Eminence, MO.

JESSIE CHILTON
 
26 Apr 1892 - 27 Jun 1965




 
Jessie Chilton of Eminence
passed away in the Texas County Memorial Hospital Sunday night at 11:00. She had been confined to the hospital for 25 days with a complication of illness involving her heart. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 with Rev. James Wingo officiating. Music was furnished by the choir. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Duncan Funeral Home.

(Wife of Calvie Cole (Dec. 16, 1889 - Aug. 12, 1952) who was the son of Will Chilton & Mary Smith. 

KENNETH HAYDEN
CHILTON

13 Aug 1923 - 21 Apr 2001


 
Kenneth Hayden Chilton was born
Aug. 13, 1923 at Eminence, died Apr. 21, 2001 at Mountain View. Son of William Horace Chilton & Minnie Russell. Married Virginia Lucille Pierce Dec. 30, 1961 at Eminence. Preceded in death by parents, wife Virginia, two sisters, Mingus McKee and Donna Mae McKee. Survived by son Michael Don Chilton, two grandsons Brandyn Michael Chilton & Dawson Gregory Chilton. Burial at New Eminence Cemetery.
KEVIN NICHOLAS
CHILTON

29 dec 1979 - 21 jan 2012













 
Kevin Nicholas Chilton, the son of Jerry and Vinita (Pope) Chilton and brother of Patrick Chilton, was born December 29, 1979 in St. Louis, MO. He departed this earth on January 21, 2012 at his home in Eminence, MO at the age of 32 years.  The family moved to Eminence in September of 1981, where he was raised and later graduated from Eminence High School in 1999. Being a sweet and gentle soul, Kevin accepted Jesus as his Savior at an early age and was a member of the Eminence First Baptist Church.   He is preceded in death by his brother Patrick Chilton, his grandparents Ishmael and Hazel Chilton, Chad and Noma Pope, Uncles Bill Chilton, Jim Chilton, David Snyder, Larry Snyder, and Aunt Shirley Korte.  He is survived by his parents Jerry and Vinita Chilton; and many family and faithful friends.  In spite of having Muscular Dystrophy, and his disability, Kevin very seldom complained. Even when asked how he was doing Kevin would say 'Just Fine.' He had a sense of humor that we all loved and will greatly miss. He loved playing with the kids and letting them play with his 'toys.' He loved to collect wolves, but some of his other favorite past times included Ford trucks and accessories, electronics, and being an avid video gamer. He was proud of his new Ford truck and his new Alien laptop, but his prized possession was his dog Kolt.  We are so blessed Kevin taught us to take situations that are out of our control and be positive through it.  Kevin will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.  Funeral Services were held Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO with Rev. Alan Stringer and Rev. Sam Upton officiating. Interment was in Munsell Chapel Cemetery in Eminence, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.

RICHARD PUMMILL
CHILTON

05 Apr 1940 - 12 Mar 2006


















 
Richard Pummill Chilton, the third son
of Thomas Joshua and Thela Pummill Chilton was born April 5, 1940 at Eminence, Missouri. He departed this life March 12, 2006 after a hard fought battle with illness. He was united in marriage on August 10, 1961 to Carol Sue Roberts of Houston, Missouri. Through this union came 3 children and 5 grandchildren. He is survived by wife Carol along with son Bryant and wife Beth, daughter Missy and husband Terry Pursifull, daughter Denise and husband Aaron St. John, all of Licking, Missouri; grandchildren Kendra, Dustin, Jonathan, Ethan, and Austin; brother James C. Chilton and wife Vada, and sister-in-law Edibeth Ross, all of Eminence, Missouri, along with a host of nieces, nephews, family members and other special individuals he loved as his own. He was preceded in death by his parents and a step-father Walt Winterbottom, who he dearly loved, as well as his older brother Thomas Leroy. Richard was saved by grace, through faith, at an early age of his life. He was a faithful member of his Sunday School Class at Boone Creek Baptist Church where he was very active. He was known as a 'hard-working man'. While working for the MO Dept. of Conservation in Houston, he met Carol. After their marriage he worked for Colonial Bread Company and then the United Parcel Service, where he earned several safe-driving and achievement awards. After 32 years there he retired in 1995. He decided to buy a backhoe and start working again. He loved and cherished his family and friends, liking nothing better than having a big fish fry with them at his home or spending time with them at the cabin where they would turkey hunt or ride 4 wheelers. It was during those times that he felt close to God. The things that stand out most about Richard were the facts that he never met a stranger, and he was a positive influence on those who came to know him. Certainly those who knew him will miss him. Services will be held Wednesday, March 15, at 3:00 pm in the Boone Creek Baptist Church with Rev. James Miller and Rev. Boyd Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Boone Creek Cemetery, under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2-3 pm on Wednesday in the Boone Creek Baptist Church.  [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
VANESSA 'MAUREEN' O'DELL CHILTON

MAUREEN CHILTON

 6 mAR 1950 - 5 oCT 2013

  Vanessa 'Maureen' O’Dell Chilton was born March 6, 1950 in Winona, MO the daughter of Johnny 'Gene' and Gennie (Counts) O’Dell. She went to sing with the angels in Heaven on October 5, 2013 at OMC in West Plains, MO at the age of 63 years, 6 months and 29 days. Maureen was married to William Ronald 'Bill' Chilton, Sr. on June 29, 1968 and to this union two children were born, William Ronald 'Ronnie', Jr. and Eugenia Lenora 'Genia'. Maureen is preceded in death by her husband William 'Bill' Chilton; her parents, Gene and Gennie O’Dell; her father and mother-in-law Ish and Hazel Chilton; and one brother Johnny O’Dell. Survivors include one son, William 'Ronnie' and wife Dana Chilton of Winona, MO; one daughter Eugenia 'Genia' and husband Joe Blunk of Winona, MO; six grandchildren Ronnie Chilton, Iesha Chilton, Adam Blunk, and Billy Blunk all of Winona, Sarah Dailey of Alton, MO and Ethan Dailey of Fairdealing, MO; three sisters Kay Fair and husband Richard of Farmington, MO; Mae Ruth Bockman and husband Jim of Mountain Home, AR; and Joyce Barrett and husband Jim of Winona, MO; one brother Ben O’Dell and wife Peggy of Ashburn, VA; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Maureen attended all her school years at Winona and she graduated from high school in May, 1968. After marriage to Bill they moved to Pacific, MO where Maureen was a housewife, raising their two children. In 1983 the family moved back to Winona MO and Maureen continued to raise their children while Bill continued to work at Chrysler. Throughout the years, Maureen would babysit to help with the income. Many of these children and their parents became a part of the family. Pat and Joni Mulvaney, Tiffany, Ryan, Kaleb, and Kasen Norris, Cathy Yates and Jason Yates to name a few. Tiffany is the child who nicknamed Maureen 'Nana'. Maureen enjoyed singing, quilting in her younger years, going to church, going for rides to the farm, cooking for her family and visiting with friends. Most of all, Maureen enjoyed being with her grandchildren. Through her many illnesses, her grandchildren were her motivation to get better each time. Maureen will be missed by all who knew her and have had the privilege of hearing her sing. It was Maureen’s wish to have a simple graveside service with Pastor Alan Stringer officiating. Pallbearers are Ronnie Chilton, Adam Blunk, Ethan Dailey, David Barrett, Jamie Chilton, Jeff Bressler, Phil Fair, and Ryan Norris. Honorary Pallbearer is Billy Blunk. In lieu of flowers, her children ask that you make a donation to the American Heart Association.

VERNON DEAN
CHILTON

21 Nov 1924 - 24 Sep 2007











 
Vernon Dean Chilton, age 82,
formerly of the Summersville and Eminence area, passed away on September 24 in Fairmount Illinois. Mr. Chilton is survived by one brother, Junior Chilton, of Fairmount, Illinois. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 27 from 12 noon to Service time at 1 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville. Burial will be in Summersville City Cemetery in Summersville. Arrangements are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.  And a second notice: VERNON CHILTON - Son of Clede Chilton and Ethel Tilley Young Chilton was born at Eminence, Missouri, on November 21, 1924. He passed away at his home in Fairmount City, Illinois, Monday, September 24, 2007 making his age 82 years. He grew up in the Round Springs area, moving to Fairmount City in 1945; his parents, Clede and Ethel moved to Fairmount City shortly there after. Vernon worked at American Zinc where he ran an Acid Loader for many years, retiring in 1989. Vernon loved to hunt and fish; and did whenever he could. Preceding Vernon in death by his parents, Clede and Ethel. Vernon is survived by his brother, Junior Chilton of Fairmount City, Illinois; his care giver Kimberly Webber of Fairmount City Illinois and his many friends. Services were held Thursday, September 27th, 2007 at 1PM at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville with Rev. Steve Steelman officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.  [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]

Virginia lEE cHILTON


11 Dec 1914 - 09 Nov 2006

















 
Virginia Lee Chilton was born
December 11, 1914 in Chaffee, MO, the third child of Eli and Cora Lee Chilton. Virginia went to be with her Lord on November 9, 2006 in Waterloo, IL, after a long illness.  She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; one sister; her husband, W.E. Chilton, in July 1965; her son, Charles R. Dick Chilton; and two grandsons, Charles Benjamin and Jessie Huebner. She is survived by two daughters and son-in-laws, Gene and Yvonne Huebner, of Waterloo, IL, and Steve and Mary Kay Gabel, of Rolla, MO; one daughter-in-law, Linda Kay Chilton, of Pittsburg, MO; ten grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. In her early adult life, she moved to St. Louis, MO and there she met and married W. Earl Chilton. Virginia was a homemaker much of her married life. In 1952, Earl and Virginia became the caretakers of Round Spring State Park and were there until Earl’s death. Virginia then moved back into Eminence and began working on her G.E.D., and, at age fifty-one, went into Nursing School in Springfield, MO After obtaining her LPN license, she began working for the Shannon County Health Department, traveling throughout the county, caring for the sick and elderly in their homes. After retiring from Shannon County Health Department, she became a Green Thumb worker, riding the Senior Transportation Vehicle. Virginia later worked in the Shannon County Courthouse. All who knew Virginia knew her caring and loving ways. She loved all the people she worked with and patients she cared for over the years. Virginia was a devoted Christian and attended church all of her life. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, holding many different offices in the Lodge, including Worthy Matron. Virginia will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral Services were held Saturday, November 11, 2006 at 11:00 a.m., at New Eminence Cemetery at Eminence, MO Arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.
MELVIN OATHER CHITWOOD

21 Jun 1933 - 02 Oct 2012



















 

 

 

Melvin Oather Chitwood was born June 21, 1933 in Blairs Creek, MO the son of George Washington Chitwood and Icey (Parks) Chitwood. He passed away October 2, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO at the age of 79 years. He is preceded in death by his parents George and Icey Chitwood; 3 sisters; 2 brothers and 2 half sisters. Melvin is survived by his wife of 55 years Bernice Chitwood of Richland, MO; one son Lucas Chitwood and wife Jessica of Elkland, MO; four daughters Tammy Wyatt and husband Todd of Robertsville, MO, Bunny Trembler and husband Joe of Niangua, MO, Melany Gilbert of Stoutland, MO and Wendy Johnson and husband Paul of Richland, MO; one brother Stanley Chitwood of Ellington, MO; one sister Lillian Trentage of CA; 11 grandchildren Tyler Jill Wyatt, Torie Jade Wyatt, Tara Dill, Megan Trembler, Lacy Wainwright, Kali Gilbert, Elli Gilbert, Hailey Johnson, Rainey Johnson, Atticus Chitwood and Zephyr Chitwood; 4 great grandchildren Cash Dill, Mesa Dill, Ryan Young and June Bunch; and a host of other family and friends. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Most of all, Melvin loved spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends. Melvin will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

VISITATION: Friday, October 5, 2012

                      6:00pm - 8:00pm

                      Duncan Funeral Chapel - Eminence, MO

 

SERVICES:  Saturday, October 6, 2012

                   11:00am

                   Duncan Funeral Chapel - Eminence, MO

 

INTERMENT:  Piatt Cemetery

                       Round Springs, MO

 

WILMA DOREENE
NICHOLSON CHOWNING



31 May 1925 - 24 Feb 2013

  Wilma Doreene Chowning, 87, of Birch Tree, Missouri departed this life on February 24, 2013 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. She was born on May 31, 1925 in Shannon County, Missouri, the daughter of John Edward and Ida C. (Layman) Nicholson. Doreene was united in marriage to Earl Chowning on August 14, 1948 in Mountain View, Missouri. They shared 64 years together. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Trell and Pete; and one sister, Aleene. Survivors include her husband, Earl, of the home; two sons, Marshall Chowning and wife, Erma, Birch Tree, and Mike Chowning and wife, Janet, Mountain View; one daughter, Donna Whiteside and husband, Richard, Mountain View; one brother, Paul Nicholson and wife, Beverly, Birch Tree; eight grandchildren, Tamme, Skip, Michael, Steve, Kristy, Tyler, Ryan, and Kelsi; and eleven great grandchildren. Doreene enjoyed cooking, sewing, and flower gardening. She also enjoyed playing music with Earl. Doreene was a full-time homemaker and grandma, who never had a grandmother of her own, but was determined to be a good one to her grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View. Interment will be in Montier Cemetery, Montier, Missouri.

DAN W. CHRISCO

14 Jul 1911 - 01 Nov 1987













 
Dan W. Chrisco, son of
the late James Chrisco and Mary Counts, was born July 14, 1911, in Shannon County, MO, and passed away at the Salem Memorial District Hospital in Salem, on Nov. 1, 1987 at the age of 76 years, 3 months and 18 days. Dan was united in marriage to Ester Marie Hawkins on July 2, 1935, and to this union three sons were born, Vernon, Donald, and Charles David. On May 12, 1951, Dan was united in marriage to Willa Bea Derryberry and to this union two children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Euel Chrisco, Anvil Kruger and one sister, Mamie Welch.  He is survived by his wife, Willa Bea Chrisco, of the home in Salem, MO; four sons, Donald Doyle Chrisco of Quinnifec, MI; Vernon James Chrisco of Catawissa, MO; Charles David Chrisco of Salem MO; and Jimmy Lee Chrisco of Ft. Pierce, FL; one daughter, Susan Magdalene Ard of Craig, CO; one brother, Ira E. Chrisco of the Rector Community; one sister, Floy Browning of Ashdown, AR; thirteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. During his early years he worked in the timber hauling logs.  He loved to fox hunt and he enjoyed repairing small motors when his health permitted. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1987, at 2 pm in the Spencer Chapel in Salem with Elder Claude Bridges officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Davy Ard, Keith Chrisco, Brian Chrisco, Vern Chrisco, Jr., David Chrisco, Jr., and Bruce Hawkins.  Music was provided by Jane Spencer Turner.  Interment was in the Rector Cemetery.  All arrangements were under the direction of the Spencer Funeral Home in Salem.

Myra Chrisco

1888 - 1897




 
A shadow of darkness was cast over our home on Oct. 25th by the serious illness of little Myra, beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Israel M. Chrisco. After a sickness of sixteen days, death relieved her of her pain and she passed to the bright beyond. She was 8 years, 10 months and 22 days of age, and leaves father, mother, three brothers and one sister to mourn her loss, besides a host of relatives and friends will miss her. She was buried Nov. 12th in the family burying ground of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Williams at the old home farm. ~ Fanny Chrisco, Bartlett MO, Dec. 1, 1897. The Current Wave, Dec. 9, 1897.

Willa Bea

Derryberry Chrisco

10 Mar 1934 - 03 Jun 2010








 
Willa Bea Derryberry was born
March 10, 1934 at Shannon County, Missouri and passed away June 3, 2010 in St. Louis, MO at the age of seventy-six years. On May 12, 1951, Willa Derryberry was united in marriage to William Dan Chrisco and to the marriage two children were born. Willa was employed as a factory worker for several years and had made her home in Salem, Missouri since 2003. She was baptized a Jehovah’s Witness on September 5, 1987. Preceding her in death were her parents, Robert Lee and Bertha E. Barton Derryberry;  her husband, William Dan Chrisco: one brother, Bob Derryberry; two sisters, Louise Ellerman and Joyce Baugh, and one step son, Vernon Chrisco. Survivors include:  two children, Jimmy Chrisco of Arkansas and Susan Ard and husband, David, of Salem, Missouri; two step-sons, David Chrisco of Salem, Missouri and Donald Chrisco and wife, Jerry Ann of Cuba, Missouri; three sisters, Elsie Briggs of Summersville, Missouri and Emogene Prater and Virginia Keys of Illinois; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren and many step-great- grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Memorial service for Willa Bea Chrisco was Saturday, June 5, 2010 in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses with Russell Blattner officiating. Arrangements under direction of Wilson Mortuary  Salem Chapel.

BERNIECE VERALENE

CAMPBELL CLARK

01 Nov 1925 - 26 May 1986






 
In Loving Memory of Our Mom, Bernice CLARK, who passed away on May 26, 1986.

'There is no death' – There is not night without a dawning; no winter without a spring; and beyond death’s dark horizon, our hearts once more will sing. For those who leave us for a while, have only gone away; out of a restless, careworn world, into a ‘Brighter Day'; where there will be no partings and time is not counted by years, where there are no trials or troubles, no worries, no cares, and no tears.' – Helen Steiner Rice
 ~ Phyllis and Gordon GUFFY; David and Sheri CLARK; Mary and Keith BLAKE ---  

NOTE: She was the daughter of Charles Houston Campbell & Ollie Ethel Smith. She was the wife of Bert Ted Clark.


Inez Sylvia Hampton

Snider Clark

20 Apr 1920 - 09 Apr 2010















 
Inez Sylvia Hampton was the
daughter of the late Ollie May Inman Hampton and James Hampton was born in Reynolds County, Missouri, on April 20, 1920. She departed this life at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 9, 2010, having attained the age of 89 years, 11 months and 20 days. On June 20, 1936 in Ellington, Missouri, Inez was united in marriage to Nelson Snider and to this union nine children were born. He preceded her in death on March 7, 1990. On June 22, 1993 in Ellington, Missouri, Inez was united in marriage to Marion F. Clark and he preceded her in death on January 3, 2003. Inez had attended church at Lone Cedar United Baptist Church and Trinity Full Gospel Church. Inez enjoyed singing, fishing, canning, and cooking for her family. She especially loved spending time with her family and going to church. Inez was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, one son, Arbie Snider, three brothers, Bill, Albert and Arnold Hampton, one sister, Dorothy Turner, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild. Inez is survived by four sons, James Snider and wife Mary of Ellington, Tom Snider and wife Yvonne of Ellington, Clifford Snider of Las Vegas, NV, Steve Snider and wife Pat of Ellington, four daughters, Louise Fortner of Ellington, Lois Hulvey of Ellington, Helen Fears of Ellington, Rosemary Parkhill and husband John of Ellington, daughter-in-law, Peggy Snider of Camdenton, 27 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Inez will be deeply missed by a host of relatives and many friends who will mourn her passing. Visitation: Monday, 5 to 8 P.M. Funeral Services: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. McSpadden Funeral Home, Ellington, Missouri. Minister: Pastor Marvin Richards. Burial: Hampton Cemetery. Pallbearers: Great-grandsons. Arrangements by McSpadden Funeral Homes, Inc. Ellington, Missouri. In lieu of flowers: Hampton Cemetery Association c/o People’s Community State Bank.
JEROME CLARK

jerome clark

3 Jan 1949 - 4 Jan 2014









 

Jerome “Uncle Jerry” Clark, II was born January 3, 1949 at Riverside, CA the son of Jerome Howard Clark and Dorothy Odessa (Vaughn) Clark. He passed away January 4, 2014 at his home in West Plains, MO at the age of 65 years and one day. He was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Dorothy Clark; one sister Barbara Hurst; and one brother Jake Jacobson. He is survived by three sons John Clark and Priscilla of West Plains, MO; David Clark of Terre Haute, IN and Michael King and Chandele of West Plains, MO; two brothers Garrett Cooper of Winona, MO and Frank Weeden and Regina of Mountain View, MO; one sister Donna Starnes of California; four grandchildren Destini Clark, CJ Sawyer, Hunter King and Ashlyn King all of West Plains, MO, and a host of other family and friends. Jerry loved his gardening and customizing everything he touched. He enjoyed bringing old leather back to life, reworking old knives, reshaping and sharpening them. Anything to do with motorcycles made him happy. He LOVED his TV of course, and it was always loud. But most of all, Jerry loved being with people. He made friends everywhere he went. He would adopt everyone. As he would call them “HIS BOYS” Bert, Frank, Lawerence, David, Donald, Bobby, Jasson, Vince and Shawn. He loved each and everyone he knew and met.

 

VISITATION: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Duncan Funeral Chapel – Winona, MO 

MASONIC RITES:      12:00 PM 

SERVICES: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 1:00 PM, Duncan Funeral Home – Winona, MO            

INTERMENT:  Mount Zion Cemetery, Winona, MO

 


R. L. CLARK

18 Mar 1926 - 27 Feb 2010











 

R. L. Clark was the son
of Richard Marton Clark and Hattie Clara Webb Clark, was born March 18, 1926 at Brinkley, Arkansas and passed away at his home in Summersville, Missouri, Saturday, February 27, 2010, making his age 83 years, 11 months and 8 days. R. L. was united in marriage to Alma Maxine Plowman, March 10, 1945. To their union five children were born: Clara, Jeanie, Earnest, Leonard and Robert. R. L. was a member of the First Baptist Church in Summersville. He looked forward to farm auctions, visiting, hunting and fishing. Preceding R. L. in death are his parents, Richard Marton and Hattie Clara Clark; his wife, Alma Maxine; three brothers: Oliver, Burnell and Dwain; son-in-law, Johnnie Fiske; and grandson, Butch Smith. He is survived by his children: daughter, Clara, and husband, Karl, of Solo, Missouri; daughter, Jeanie; son, Earnest, and wife, Kathy; son, Leonard, and wife, Janice; son, Robert, and wife, Sonya, all of the Summersville area; three brothers: Marton Jr.; Bill and C. R.; two sisters: Verla Jean and May Louise; 15 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Bethel Cemetery with Rev. Paul Hamm officiating. Burial in Bethel Cemetery was under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

Robert Warner

Clark

01 Mar 1938 - 01 Dec 2007



















 
Robert Warner 'Bob' Clark was the son
of the late Jessie Clark and Ruth L. Shoemaker Clark was born in Madrin County, Iowa, March 1, 1938. He went to be with Jesus, Saturday, December 1, 2007 in the woods by his daughter Teresa's home in Hartshorn, Missouri making his age 69 years and 9 months. Bob and Reta Carol Carolyn Marker were united in marriage May 26, 1962 making their union together 45 years. To their union five children were born, Carol Ann, Robert Bobby Allen, Juley Faye, Rebecca Kaye, Rebecca Kay and Teresa Dawn. Bob was a member of the First Assembly of God in Dalhart, Texas. He was faithful member of church and would help in any way needed. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed deer hunting and spending time with his family. Most of his life, he worked as a diesel mechanic for John Deere and the last 12 years of his career at Carson Engine and Supply. Preceding Bob in death are his parents, Jessie and Ruth, brothers Charles and Daniel , daughters Juley and Rebecca and granddaughter Crystal Faye Materi. Bob is survived by his wife Carolyn Clark of the home in Dalhart, Texas; his children, Carol Sumrow and husband John, Robert Allen Clark all of Dalhart, Texas., Teresa Cook and husband Larry of Hartshorn, Missouri; and three grandchildren, Amanda Jo, Jessie James and Tylor Wesley Cook that were his pride and joy. He is also survived by two step-grandchildren, Melissa Hinson and husband Derek of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Landon Cook and wife Angela of Gaston, Arkansas, three step great grand children Hailey, Luke, Lilly, one sister-in-law Myrna Smith and husband Gene, two brothers-in-law, Loren Marker and wife Juley, Bill Marker and wife Connie also survive him. Bob also had a host of other family members and friends. In Lieu of flowers memorial donation maybe left at Bradford Funeral Home. Services were held Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 7:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville MO with Rev. Gary Steelman and Rev. Van Kirkwood officiating under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Services were also held Friday, December 7, 2007 at 11:00 Am at the 1st Assembly of God Church in Dalhart, Texas with Rev. Aaron Manuel and Rev. Jr. Collins officiating with burial in Texhoma Cemetery in Texhoma, Texas under the direction of Horizon Funeral Home of Dalhart, Texas.

VERNIA MARIE

GARRETT CLARK

05 Aug 1912 - 26 Apr 2004










 
Verna Marie Garrett Clark d
eparted this life on April 26, 2004 at the glorious age of 91 years, eight months and two days. The oldest of six children, Vernia was born August 5, 1912, to Luther and Daisy Garrett-Wilson at Low Wassie, MO September 25, 1937, she was united in marriage to Hollis Clark. She is survived by one son, Jr. McIntire and wife Georgie, of Purdy, MO; two daughters, Judy Throckmorton and husband Rolly, of Birch Tree, Glenna Joslin and husband Bill, of Willow Springs, MO; one brother, Willard Garrett; one sister, Melba Chilton, 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Hollis, daughter Dorothy Steele, an infant daughter; son, Calvin Carl Clark; daughter Carolyn Sue Clark; two great-grandsons, Jeremy Beavers and Gerrid Thomas; brother, Ray Garrett; and sisters, Edith Chaney-Stone and Katherine Garrett. Verna gave her heart to the Lord many years ago, always faithful to pray for her family and friends. She was a loving mother and grandmother, known for putting the needs of others first. She will be forever missed and never forgotten. Our loss is surely heaven's eternal gain. Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Thursday, April 29 at Church of God of Prophecy Church in Birch Tree, with Roger Smith officiating. Interment was in Oak Forest Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home in Birch Tree. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
SHARON ODLE CLARY



01 May 1939 - 28 Feb 2008








 

Sharon Lee Clary, 68, of Mtn. Grove, formerly of Sedalia, died Wednesday, February 28, 2008, at St. John’s Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO. She was born May 1, 1939, in Mtn. Grove, MO, to Andy and Maxine Odle. On April 5, 1957, in Mtn. Grove, she was married to Gene Clary, who survives. She was a graduate of Mtn. Grove High School, and she recently celebrated her 50th class reunion. Sharon and Gene owned an operated Clary Funeral Home in Winona, MO, until 1972. They lived 11 years in Sedalia, where Sharon worked for the Sedalia School District as an administrative assistant to the superintendent of schools. After retiring, Sharon and Gene moved back to Mtn. Grove where they continued to operate their Angus farm. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church in Mtn. Grove. Sharon was also a member of Eastern Star, Beta Sigma Phi, UMW, and the Rainbow Girls. Sharon dedicated her life to family and friends. She especially looked forward to entertaining throughout the holidays. Having her children and grandchildren come to a family gathering at the farm, was a great joy to her. Also surviving are her mother, Maxine Odle; her brother Terry Odle, of Springfield; daughter Christina Wilson-Smith and husband Charlie, of St. Peters; daughter Cynthia Banner and her husband John, of Sedalia; daughter Jeana Cunningham and her husband Jimmy, of Springfield; nine grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Her father, Andy Odle; and sister Ann Dee Hopper preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 1pm Monday, March 3, 2008, at the Trinity United Methodist Church with Jack Montgomery officiating, with interment in the Hillcrest Cemetery, under the direction of Clary Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the Trinity Methodist Church Monday, from 10:30am to 1:00pm. Pallbearers will be son-in-laws and grandsons, John, Charlie, Jimmy, Andy, Nick, Patrick, and Brandon; honorary will be Jessica, Jessie, Danelle, James, and Corey.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Trinity Methodist Church of Mtn. Grove and the music department of Mtn. Grove High School.

Visitation: 10:30am to 1:00pm Monday, March 3, 2008 at Trinity United Methodist Church Funeral: 1pm Monday, March 3, 2008 at Trinity United Methodist Church Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery in Mtn. Grove, MO

 


Alberta Y. Clause

26 Oct 1938 - 12 May 2008









 
Alberta Y. Clause was born
October 26, 1938 at Gouvy, Belgium the daughter of Armaund and Irene Boulanger Clause. She passed away May 12, 2008 in the Olathe Medical Center in Kansas City, KS at the age of 69 years. Her father died in 1944 in Belgium after a long illness and her mother passed away in Wichita, KS on May 2, 2006. Her mother remarried on December 8, 1945 to Walter D. Webb of Birch Tree, MO Walter was stationed in Brussels during the close of World War II and they came back to settle in Wichita, KS in the spring of 1946.  Alberta was able to join her mother and stepfather in the states on July 3, 1949. She graduated from Sacred Heart School and attended Sacred Heart College in Wichita, KS, which is now Newman College. Alberta is survived by her stepfather who resides in Wichita, KS.  Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. at Oak Forest Cemetery in Birch Tree, MO with Father Ernie Marquart officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree, MO

Bonnie Miller

Clemens



23 Apr 1925 - 23 Feb 2011









 
Bonnie
Miller was born April 23, 1925 in Arcadia, Kansas, the daughter of William H. and Lena Williams Miller. She departed this life February 23, 2011 at Mountain View Healthcare, Mountain View, Missouri at the age of 85 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Leonard Miller; and two sisters, Velma Bandy and Charlene Daugherty. Survivors include two sons, Garry Clemens and wife, Vicki, of Birch Tree, MO and Mike Clemens and wife, Darlene, of Hollister, MO; five sisters, Kaye DePriest, Springfield, MO, Carole Sullivan and husband, Bob, of Houston, TX, Sue Ramirez and husband, Oscar, of Eldorado Hills, CA, Malinda Hickey and husband, Kenneth, of Springfield, MO and Darlene Ducker and husband, Jack, of Springfield, MO; six grandchildren, Donny Clemens, Jim Clemens, Jennifer Brinkam, Lisa Pratt, Brian Clemens, and Ronnie Lawson; eleven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, to whom she was devoted. Bonnie enjoyed her career as a nurse, and retired from Cox Hospital after 30 years of service. Bonnie attended Church of God of Prophecy in Montier, Missouri. She was a strong Christian woman whose faith and devotion were an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. She was a prayer warrior and very knowledgeable in scripture. She most enjoyed the time that she spent with her family.  (Burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Birch Tree MO).

JUNIOR LEONARD CLEMONS

05 May 1928 - 23 Feb 1987













 
Junior Leonard Clemons was b
orn May 5, 1928 at Truman AR, the son of Ernest Alton and Iva Marie HOOPER CLEMONS, and departed this life on February 23, 1987 in Shannon Co MO at the age of 58 years. He was married to Mary BISHOP on Apr. 20, 1948 at Missionary Baptist Church in Canalou and to this union four children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Iva CLEMONS. He is survived by his wife, Mary, of the home; two sons, Mitchell Wayne CLEMONS, Sufaner Fl, and Leonard Clay CLEMONS, Duck River TN; two daughters, Suzanne CLEMONS, Van Buren, and Donna RICHARDS, Bucyrus MO; two daughters-in-law, Loretta Sue and Pam; one son-in-law, Robert Harold RICHARDS; seven brothers, Joseph William, Lester Eugene, Lavern, Bobby Gene and Ernest Lee CLEMONS, all of the state of Michigan; Burnus CLEMONS, of the state of Texas; and Junior Edward CLEMONS of the state of Tennessee; two sisters, Hazel DAVIS of the state of Indiana; and Helen HENKLE of the state of Kansas; six grandchildren, Curtis Donald and Cristy Suzanne ROLAND; Kenneth Eugene DIXON; Delana Lym, Ryan Clay and Bradley Lynn CLEMONS. Funeral services were held Friday, February 27 at 10 a.m. in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with Rev. Bud YOUNGER and Rev. Carl YOUNGER officiating. Burial was in Bethany Chapel Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave, March 4, 1987.

Joy Laverne

Michel Clermont



18 Aug 1931 - 29 Feb 2008










 
Joy Laverne Michel Clermont was fortified
with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, on February 29, 2008 of St. Charles MO, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 76 years of age. Mrs. Clermont was born and raised in Hartshorn MO She attended Summersville High School. From 1949 until her death, Joy lived in St. Louis and St. Charles MO She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 33 years, where she retired as a unit manager from the Ferguson branch. She also worked in the general office for Mr. Zane Barnes, President of Southwestern Bell. She was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, where she served as a treasurer and a Community Activity Chairperson. She was on the Board of Managers of the YMCA of North County, a former Secretary of the Ferguson-Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, and served as president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers IBEW Local One Auxiliary, where she was able to raise thousands of dollars for union members; she was also a member of the St. Louis Labor Council, and a member of the St. Louis Label and Service Trade Council. Beloved wife of Bernard Benny Clermont; dearest mother of three daughters, Mrs. Sandra Stewart Wil Rollins, St. Charles MO, Mrs. Pamela Tim Hauk, St. Peters MO, and Mrs. Vicki Gary Koenig, St. Charles MO; two sons, David Leta Sutherland of Wright City MO, and Stephen Karen Sutherland of Warrenton MO; three stepsons, Dennis Kim Clermont of St. Peters MO, Wayne Jill Clermont of St. Charles MO, and Chris Sheila Clermont of O’Fallon MO; two stepdaughters Mrs. Sharon Dalton of St. Peters MO and Mrs. Debbie Alles of Oakville MO Dear sister of June Michel of St. Louis MO and the late Charles W. Nadine Michel of Hartshorn MO Our dear grandmother of 18, great-grandmother of 7 MOther-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend to many. Visitation was held at Baue Funeral Home in St. Charles MO on Monday, March 3, and at St. Cletus Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 4. A funeral mass was also held Tuesday, March 4. Burial was at St. Josephs Catholic Church Cemetery in Cottlesville on March 4, 2008.

Charles Edgar

'CHUCK'
Cline, Jr.

17 May 1937 - 01 Aug 2008
















 
Charles Edgar Cline, Jr., was born
to Charles Edgar Cline and Iva Lee Franklin Cline at home in Greenwood, MO, on May 17, 1937. He passed away Aug. 1, 2008, at his home in Sunrise Beach, MO, at the age of 71 years. Chuck was united in marriage to Dee Bray and to this union, four children were born. He was later united in marriage to Rosa Lee Roberts Carter on March 22, 1975, in Poplar Bluff, MO Chuck and Dee’s children, Rosa’s child from a previous marriage and another child of Chuck’s made his and Rosa’s union a very large family. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Iva Lee and Charles Cline; one son, Charles 'Chuckie' Cline; three brothers, Donnie Cline, Richard Cline and Jerry Cline; one brother-in-law, Freddie Morris; two grandchildren, David Lee Payne and Stephanie LeAnn Cline. Chuck is survived by wife, Rosa Lee Cline of Sunrise Beach, MO; four daughters, Jessie and husband Ray McFee of Warsaw, MO, Tanya Goss of Lone Jack, MO, Renee and husband Red Roberts of Winona, MO, and Jana Cooper of Independence, MO; one son, Greg Carter of Winona, MO; one brother, Dennis Cline and wife Linda of Greenwood, MO; one sister, Claudia Morris of Greenwood, MO; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a large number of nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends. Chuck served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1958 as a photographer. He was stationed in Guam and then in Tucson, Ariz. After his active duty in the Air Force, Chuck transferred to the Air Force Reserve until 1962. In civilian life, Chuck was a truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Union Local 41. Chuck retired and accomplished a life long dream of building a home and living at the Lake of the Ozarks. His biggest pleasure was spending time with his kids and grandkids at the lake. Chuck started attending church at the House of Prayer in Winona and was baptized on July 23, 2006, at Rocky Falls Shannon Co MO Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at the House of Prayer Church in Winona, MO, with Archie Taylor officiating. Full military rights with interment will be in Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona, MO.
ROSA LEE ROBERTS
CARTER CLINE



20 Jun 1940 - 30 Dec 2011
 

Rosa Lee Roberts was born at Brandywiede, in the Rocky Community of Shannon County, MO on June 20, 1940, the second daughter and seventh child of Frank and Opal Simpson Roberts. She passed from her earthly life on December 30, 2011 in Springfield, MO at the age of 71 years, 6 months and 10 days. On March 22, 1975 at Poplar Bluff, MO, she was married to Charles Edgar'Chuck' Cline, Jr. Both having children from previous marriages, their union created an instant large family. Rose was no stranger to death and grief, having lost many loved ones in her life. Preceding her in death were her parents Frank and Opal; one daughter Tamella Rose on Dec. 28, 1959. Her sister Naomi Johnson Campbell Garrison; four brothers: Wayne, John, Gene and Raymond; Sisters-in-law Frieda (Huett) and Thelma (Leslie); former husband George Carter; one step-son Charles 'Chuckie' Cline; two nephews and one great-nephew, along with her loving husband Chuck on August 1, 2008. Rosie was baptized July 23, 2006 at Rocky Falls and cherished what time she attended the House of Prayer Church in Winona, MO. Rosie is survived by her son Greg Carter of Mountain View, MO; Granddaughter Nicole Rose Carter of Pleasant Hill, MO; Step-daughters: Jessie McFee and husband Ray of Lone Jack, MO; Tanya Goss of Lone Jack, MO; Renee Roberts and husband Kevin of Winona, MO: and Jana Cooper of Independence, MO. One brother Jack and wife Shirley of Ellington, MO; one sister Judy Dunn and husband Max of Salem, MO; sister-in-law, June (Tucker) of Winona, MO, along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family, and friends. Funeral services were held Monday January 2, 2012 at the House of Prayer Church in Winona, MO with Rev. Archie Taylor. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.

 


Franklin Dale
Cloninger

25 Sep 1938 - 31 Jul 2010














 
Franklin Dale Cloninger was born
September 25, 1938 on a farm outside Hartshorn, Missouri to George Franklin 'Frank' and Patsy Jane 'Janie' Derryberry Cloninger and passed away in Seward, Nebraska, on July 31, 2010 at the age of 71 years, 10 months, 6 days. Frank attended Hartshorn School through the 8th grade and was a 1956 graduate of Summersville High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1960 and earned his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Crop Science also from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Frank served in the United States Army from 1960-1963. He was stationed in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, from 1960 to 1962 and then in Munich, Germany, where he was a payroll officer for the remainder of his time in the service. On May 19, 1962, Frank was united in marriage to Marion Ruth Haas at the First Presbyterian Church in Rolla, Missouri. Frank and Marion spent their first year of marriage in Germany. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Carla and Mary. Frank was a Plant Breeder and Director of Research at the J.C. Robinson Seed Co. from 1974 until he retired in 2002. The family moved to Elkhorn, Nebraska, in 1976 and resided there for over 30 years. Marion and Frank moved to Seward, Nebraska, in November of 2009. Frank was a member of Elkhorn Hills United Methodist Church and recently became a member of the Seward United Methodist Church. His hobbies included genealogy, woodworking, and gardening. A Celebration of Life was held Friday, August 6, 2010 at Elkhorn Hills United Methodist Church, 20227 Veterans Drive, Elkhorn, NE with Rev. Lee Johnson officiating.

THOMAS EDWARD
COATES

26 Aug 1913 - 25 Jul 1974





 
Thomas Edward Coates was
born August 26, 1913 in Pueblo, Colorado to William and Adelaide Coates. On March 18, 1939 he and Helen Moss were united in marriage and to this union three children were born. Tom passed away on July 25, 1974, at Birch Tree, MO, at the age of 60 years and 11 months.  He was preceded in death by his mother and father and one brother, Samuel Coates. Surviving him are:  his wife, of the home; one daughter, Wendolyn Godsy, of Harvest, Alabama; Darryl Edward and Kenneth Wayne, of the state of Washington; one foster daughter, Inez Hadeen, of Everson, Washington; one brother John Coates, of Dewar, Oklahoma and 11 grandchildren. He was a member of the General Baptist Church in Van Buren, MO for 15 years. Tom will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. 

JAMES COKER


26 Mar 1865 - 14 Mar 1951


















 
In Memory of my husband and our father, James Coker, who passed away March 14, 1951.  - A dear one from us is gone, A voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our homes, Which never can be filled. You are gone but not forgotten, Your smiling face we see. You’re not dead to us who love you, But will live Eternally. Our hearts still ache with sadness, Our eyes shed many a tear. God only knows how much we miss you, But we shall see you in a few short years. In that beautiful land some day, That home so bright and fair, Where there will be no more sorrow, And no parting days up there. Jim, our hearts are lonely; We miss you every day. We’ll meet you there, Dear Daddy, Where tears are wiped away. By Laura Coker, Children and Grandchildren.

In Memoriam -- Five years ago today, dear one, You left this world so drear. Your soul took flight on wings of night, And left us lonely here. Your last handclasp, I feel it yet, And teardrops dim my eyes. Though years may go, we’ll not forget, And our lonely heart oft sighs. We know you’ve safely landed home, Where the tempter cannot snare. Your pain and suffering is gone, Safe in God’s loving care. Some day we’ll meet on heaven’s shore, There never more to part. In heaven no tears are ever known Or lonely broken hearts. We’ll say good-night for a little while, Then say good morning there. For every tear there’ll be a smile In that land where all is fair. 
Sadly missed by Laura Coker and Children.

NOTE: MO Death Cert.#11255:  Son of John Coker & Martha Hurst, born at St Joseph Buchanon Co MO; died at Winona Shannon Co MO. Married to Laura Coker. Worked for the railroad. Died of a heart condition. Burial Mar. 18th at Pine Lawn Cemetery Winona.

LAURA FRANCIS COKER


1868 - 1964

















 
Mrs. Laura Francis Coker, 96, of 947 South Missouri, died in her home at 10 a.m. Friday after a lingering illness. She has been a long time resident of Springfield and was a member of the Christian Church here. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Beckman, Amarillo, Tex., Mrs. Ruby Turpin, Hannibal, and Mrs. Flora Hogan, 947 South Missouri; two sons, Claude, Cape Girardeau, and Fred, of Collinsville, Ill.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Duncan of Mountain View.
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 - Mrs. Laura Coker, wife of the late James Coker of Winona, departed this life at Hannibal, Missouri, Friday, January 10, 1964, at the age of 96 years from causes incident to old age.  Mrs. Coker had lived in Winona during the most active years of her life and was highly respected and loved by everyone who knew her. She was a very good neighbor, was industrious and active in Lodge work and all community interests. The last two months of her life she had spent with a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Turpin, in Hannibal, Missouri. The previous five years had been spent in Springfield with a daughter, Mrs. Florence Hogan. The last seven years before that she was cared for in her home here in Winona by the daughter, Mrs. Turpin. However, she had lived independently in her home here until she had passed her eightieth year, which was typical of her self-reliant nature.  Her funeral was held Sunday, January 12th, at the Winona Christian Church with interment in the Pine Lawn Cemetery from the Duncan Funeral Home. 
Relatives were here as follows: Mrs. Florence Hogan and sons, Floyd and Tad and their families of Springfield, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Coker and a daughter and her family of Collinsville, Missouri; Claude Coker and two daughters and their families of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bockman of Amarillo, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Turpin of Hannibal, Missouri; and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Fogy of St. Louis, Missouri.

Michael William Cole

06 Jul 1949 - 08 Sep 2008





 
Michael William Cole
was born December 6, 1949 to Edward and Ida Mae Brandaw Cole. Mr. Cole died September 8, 2008 at the age of 58 years. Survivors include his son, Anthony Michael Barr, Salem. Preceding him in death were his parents. Mr. Cole will lie in state 10 a.m. until time of service September 12, 2008 at Southern Funeral Home. Mr. Cole was a Vietnam veteran, a member of Shannondale United Church of Christ, Timber and a member of VFW Post VVA 611. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. September 12, 2008 at Southern Funeral Home, St. Louis. Mr. Cole Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the Jefferson Barracks Hospice Unit. Cards may be obtained at Southern Funeral Home.

Robert Russell Cole


24 Aug 1969 - 25 Jun 2010














 
Robert Russell Cole, age
40, of Birch Tree, Missouri died Friday, June 25, 2010 at his home. He was born on August 24, 1969 in Trenton, Michigan, the son of Robert Allen and Mary Jane Porter Cole. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert; grandparents, James and Sue Cole and Russell and Betty Porter; and his son, Kasey Price Clary. Survivors include his wife, Carol Ann Cole; son, Dallas Keith Clary; mother, Mary Jane Cole; mother-in-law, Sharilyn May Hutson; sisters, Tina Paniagua and husband, Armando, and Betty Robb; brother-in-law, Charlie Hutson and wife, Ann; granddaughter, Jadyn Ann Marie Clary; nephews, Antonio Paniagua, Wes Hutson, and Dylan Hutson; and nieces, Tiffany Branson, Christina Paniagua, and Kayleigh Hutson. Robbie was raised in Michigan, Florida, and Texas and moved to Missouri in 2004. He met his wife, Carol, in 1992 in Texas and shared their life together, until June 15, 2001, when they became husband and wife. He worked in factories and hotels as a machine operator, engineer mechanic and in maintenance. There was no machine that he could not fix. He amazed family, friends, and co-workers with his ability to fix things, from the smallest to the largest job. He had no children of his own, but raised his two stepsons with a love and devotion that would stand up to any father. Robbie was a very happy, outgoing, charismatic man and never met a stranger. If he didn’t pick, poke, pull, and joke around, you knew there was something wrong. That was just Robbie.  His deep sorrow and stress from the loss of his youngest son took him suddenly and unexpectedly. We will mourn the loss of such a giving, loving, ornery man and hold onto the precious thought that he has joined our loved ones, and his son, in heaven.

ELLA LUE DUNCAN

CUPLER COPELAND COLLINS

26 May 1889 - 28 Aug 1985























 
Ella Lue Duncan was born on May 26, 1889, near Mahan's Creek
in Shannon County, MO.

She was the fourth child of seven born to Marion and Martha Duncan. Ella departed this life on August 28, 1985 at the age of ninety six years, four months and two days.  She was united in marriage to Perry Cupler on Nov. 19, 1908, who preceded her in death in 1913. To this union three children were born, John Cupler, Farmington, MO, Shirley Bonebrake, Canby, OR; and James Cupler, Placerville, CA  On March 1, 1914, she was married to William Copeland, who died in 1941. To this union ten children were born. Three children, Bobby Dean and Junior Copeland, and Wilma Barrett preceded her in death. Surviving are four children, Kirby Copeland, Coos Bay, OR, Ernest Copeland, Springfield, OR, Katherine Read, Seattle, WA, and Genevieve Rees, Mercer Island, WA. She was also preceded in death by three step-children, Francis, Floyd and Vernon Copeland.  Ella’s last marriage was to Charles Collins in 1948. He and his son, Herb preceded her in death. Surviving is one step-daughter, Florence Heffley of Centralia, WA.  Also surviving are two sisters, Clara Snow and Grace Cox of Kinsley, KS; thirty one grandchildren, sixty six great grandchildren and nine great, great grandchildren.  Ella lived most of her life in Winona, operating a dairy farm and raising her children. She and her husband ran the Sinclair Service Station at Winona for many years.  She helped nurse the sick and bring new lives into the world whenever she was needed. Her humor and love of people extended until the end of her life.  At age 83, she moved to Washington State after the death of her husband to be near her children. She lived in the Northhaven Retirement Apartments in Seattle for 11 years and spent the last two and one-half years at the Bellevue Terrace Nursing Center until her death.  Funeral services were held Sept. 3, 1985 in the Bleitz Funeral Home in Seattle with Rev. Bob Mays officiating. Interment was at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Seattle. 

 

[NOTE:  Several of the obituaries included in this online collection are thanks to Ella.  She clipped from the newspaper and saved obituaries, wedding announcements, and the two clippings about Reed and Delaware Schools are because of her care.  Thanks to her grandson, Rick Reed, for making these available to us after her passing.  And if you're looking down on us now Ella, a big thanks to you!] From the Current Wave, page 4 – September 25, 1985.



Jessie Marcella
Goff Collins

07 Aug 1920 - 23 Sep 2009



























 
Jessie Marcella Goff was born to Judson Kilpatrick and Caroline Elizabeth Goff on August 7, 1920 at Pocahontas, AR. She attended Catholic school in Pocahontas, where she completed the 8th grade. She also attended high school in Kendall, KS. Jessie married Jacob Calvin Collins August 27, 1940. During their married life, they lived several years in Pocahontas and many years in Birch Tree. Jessie was preceded in death by her husband, Jake; her parents; two sisters; three brothers, and one daughter-in-law. She is survived by her seven children: Loyle Patrick Goff and wife, Cynthia, of Hemet, CA, Mary Sechrest and husband, Leslie, of Birch Tree, MO, Theodore Collins of Hampton, VA, Caroline Bradford and husband, Ned, of Edgar Springs, MO, Tony Collins of Conway, AR, Wendell Collins of Birch Tree, MO and Shawn Collins and wife, Stephanie, of Mountain View, MO; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jessie was raised in the Catholic Church and converted to Southern Baptist as an adult. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Birch Tree, MO where she taught the primary children’s Sunday school class for many years. Throughout her adult life, while raising her children, she worked various jobs; doing laundry for people, cleaning houses, caring for the elderly and babysitting. She was hired at Birch Tree Place prior to its opening to clean and prepare the facility for residents. She remained in her employment there for 23 years. Our mother was a very humble, straightforward person, always willing to help someone less fortunate. Over the years, we observed many people come to her and ask to borrow money; sometimes just a few dollars and other times a little more. She never mentioned whether or not they paid her back and she made if very clear to us that it wasn’t any of our business. She said it was between her, that person, and the Lord. Jessie loved to travel. She especially liked to travel by bus, because she enjoyed the scenery so much. As times changed and safety became an issue; she would fly. She enjoyed going to the World’s Fair in British Columbia; seeing the Outer Banks of North Carolina; returning to Pocahontas to visit childhood friends; traveling to Mississippi and Kansas to visit relatives; and making the journey to California, South Carolina and Virginia to visit children and grandchildren. In all, she was fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit a total of 29 states and Mexico. We will greatly miss our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. We are grateful to the Lord for allowing us to have a kind, loving mother, who always put her family first. We know she is now at rest. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Jessie’s memory be made to the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home, CASA of South Central Missouri, or Hospice Compassus. Donations can be left at the Duncan Funeral Home in Mountain View. Funeral services were held on Monday, September 28, 2009 at 10 AM in the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree, MO with Rev. Keith Vawter officiating. Interment was in Oak Forest Cemetery in Birch Tree, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree.

Kenneth W.
 'KENNY'
Collins Sr.

10 Dec 1945 - 04 Aug 2010













 
Kenneth W. Collins, Sr., l
ongtime resident of Willow Springs, passed away on Aug. 4, 2010, at his home in Willow Springs, MO He was 64 years old at his passing. He was born on Dec. 10, 1945, in Willow Springs to Warren Hargel Collins and Martha Ruhaney Evelyn Mayton. As a child, Kenneth Warren Collins Sr. spent the majority of his childhood in the Willow Springs area. On Dec. 14, 1991, Kenneth married Melissa Jane Gould of Willow Springs and to this union, three children were born. Kenny also had children from previous marriages. Kenneth was a logger for many years and worked hard to make a living, no matter how hard the work or what kind of job it was. Kenneth enjoyed picking up his guitar and playing music with his family and friends. He also enjoyed playing bingo and tossing horseshoes, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. It was said by his family that Kenneth always lived life to the fullest. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Kenneth was preceded in death by his son, Leslie Don Collins; his father, Warren Hargel Collins; a brother, Michael Collins; three sisters, Vicki Worley, Judy Bunch and husband Leon Bunch, Connie Fry and husband Raymond Fry and son Thomas Fry; and several aunts and uncles. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Melissa of the home; his mother, Evelyn Maton; his children, Kenneth Warren Collins Jr., Lonna Ann Gillison, Matthew Young, Wesley Jon Collins, Cassandra LeAnn Collins and stepchildren, Loretta Zavalea, Connie Wake, Anita Clinton, Mary Smith, and a special child, Steven Rose; a brother, Lynn Collins and wife Carolyn Collins; a sister, Linda Brixey; a sister, Wanda Kay Wood and husband Lee Wood; as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. His burial was at Pine Grove Cemetery, with services officiated by Lloyd Collins and Lee Wood.

Sherry Lea
Brim Collins

07 Feb 1966 - 27 Nov 2007



















 
Sherry Lea Brim, l
ovingly referred to by family and friends as 'Pixie' or 'Big'en', was born February 7, 1966 to Carl Otis Brim and Eula Mae Stringer Brim and passed away in her home November 27, 2007, making her age 41 years 9 months and 20 days. She was preceded in death by her father Carl Otis Brim, 2 brothers, Carl Eugene Brim and James Ashmore, 1 sister Sandra Diana Labbee, 2 nephews, Bryan Stewart and Brad Kinserlow, 1 niece Mariah Stark, her grandmothers, Minnie Atchison and Dollie Stringer, her father-in-law Charley Collins, and her grandmother-in-law Margaret Sysney. She was united in marriage to Steven Lee Collins on June 8, 2003. They shared their lives with 4 children, Brandon Brim, Cole Brim, Laura Collins, and Shachawna Collins and 3 grandchildren, Daycia, Hunter and Wyatt. Due to Sherry's thirst for knowledge and new experiences, she enjoyed many occupations, including Beautician, Nurses Aid, Welder, and Truck Driver. While Sherry enjoyed many hobbies, her greatest joy in life came from spending quality time with family and friends doing the things she loved, like camping, swimming and fishing. Left to mourn her passing are her husband Steven Lee Collins, two daughters, Laura and Shachawna Collins of the home, two sons, Brandon Brim of Yukon, and Cole Romines, of Mountain View, her mother Eula Brim of Hartshorn, six brothers, Ronnie Brim of Mountain View, Donnie Brim of Illinois, Larry Labbee of Hartshorn, Bobby Labbee of and wife Rhonda of Elk Creek, Billy Labbee and wife Sharon of Hartshorn, and Tim Labbee and wife Donna of Elkland, one sister Rhonda Shoults and husband David of Hartshorn, three grandchildren, Daycia, Hunter and Wyatt; her Godparents, Bud and 'Froggie' Hawkins, along with many aunts, uncles, and a host of nieces and nephews that all carry very special memories of their Aunt Big'en in their hearts. Sherry filled our lives with gifts of love and laughter and we pray that the memories we are left with now, will sustain us 'til we meet again in Heaven. Services were held on Friday, November 30th 2007 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Donald Fisher officiating. Interment was in the Collins Family Farm Cemetery near Mountain View, MO under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
WILMA J. MILLER COLTER



19 Apr 1932 - 14 Jan 2011






 

Wilma J. Colter was the daughter of Bill and Mary Peters Miller was born April 19, 1932 at Doe Run, Missouri, and passed away at 6:50 Pm on Friday, January 14, 2011 making her age 78 years 8 months and 25 days. Wilma was united in marriage to Ivan D. Colter on January 27, 1951. To their union 5 children were born, Sharon Colter, Sheila Kamyk, Steve Colter, Gary Colter, and Angela Colter. Diane Gestmeyer Connelly entered into their marriage at 11 months and became Ivan's first child. She was a member of the American Legion Post 890 Ladies Auxiliary, Raymondville, Missouri. She enjoyed attending Crossroads Community Church. She was a homemaker and loved being a Certified Nurses Technician taking care of the elderly. Wilma enjoyed cooking and sharing her delicious meals. Her pastimes included playing cards with family and friends, reading the Bible, working cross-word puzzles, most of all having her family close to her. Wilma was baptized at the age of 13 along with her sister, Juanita who was 16, at the Reformation Church of God in St. Louis. They both felt the Holy Spirit so gloriously as if they had wings and could have flown away. Wilma wished to have a spiritual experience and the last words she heard was a prayer. She wanted to be remembered as a hospitable person helping family members in their time of need. Her most precious belief or faith was in Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. When ask 'What fears do you have about dying?' She said, 'I leave my fears to God'. She wanted to tell her loved ones, 'Go to the Lord and stay with him in Jesus Name. She realized so many of her wishes the last few months of her life. Preceding in death: William M. Miller Sr., mother Mary Esther Peters Heine, brother William M. Miller Jr., sisters, Ruth I. Miller, and Linda L. Cappiello, daughter Diane R. Connelly, husband Ivan D. Colter. Surviving are her brother G. Mack Miller Helen, sister Juanita J. Barton Jim, her children Sharon J. Colter, Sheila K. Kamyk, Steve P. Colter and Gary L. Colter, and Angela E. Colter. Funeral Services: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville, Mo with Rev. Dorvan Stringer and Rev. Emmett Bradford officiating. Interment was in Midvale Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

 


JESSE MURRELL COMBS

04 Oct 1916 - 10 Apr 2004












 
Jesse Combs, of
Kansas City, Missouri was born on October 4, 1916 in Winona, Missouri passed away on April 10, 2004. Jesse moved to Kansas City when he was 10 years old.  [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]

Jesse M. Combs, 87, of Kansas City, MO, died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at Baptist Lutheran Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at the McGilley Midtown Chapel. Entombment will be in the Mount Olivet Mausoleum. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the chapel. Jesse was born October 4, 1916 in Winona, MO, to James Lewis and Lillie May Johnston Combs. Jesse worked for Western Union from 1931 to 1977, except while he served in the Army during WWII. He married the former Clare Brewer in 1947. He was a member of the American Legion Post #386 for 61 years and the NRA. In addition to his wife, their daughter, Charlene Cowden and her husband, Roger of Cass County, MO; two nieces, Katherine Ann and Connie Sue and one nephew, James M. Combs Jr. survive Jesse. One brother, James M. Combs Sr., preceded Jesse in death. Arrangements: McGilley Midtown Chapel 816 753-6200
Published in the Kansas City Star on 4/12/2004.
ANNA BELLE RAY COMELY

12 May 1916 - 06 Aug 1987












 
Anna Belle Ray,
the daughter of Jake Henry Robert Ray and Sarah Belle Huskey Ray, was born May 12, 1916 in Rolla, MO and departed this life August 6, 1987 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis County, MO at the age of 71 years, 2 months, 24 days. Anna was united in marriage to Vernon R. Comely on December 20, 1939 at Salem, MO. Anna was preceded in death by her husband, parents and three sisters, Minnie Irene Ray, Goldie Landyck and Della Comely.  She is survived by her children, Evelyn Young and family of High Ridge, MO; Robert Comely   of Ellisville, MO; Terry Comely and family of Ellisville, MO; two brothers, Floyd Ray  and family of Springfield, MO; Lloyd Ray and family of Allenton, MO Anna had four grandchildren, Anita Dixon of Springfield, MO; Wayne Young of High Ridge, MO; Vernon and Sara Comely of Ellisville, MO; and, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Services were held at Schrader Funeral Home in Ballwin, MO on August 8, 1987, with burial at New Eminence Cemetery with Rev. Bruce Washam from Unionville, IN, officiating.  The Anchors Quartet from Springfield, MO sang I've Got More to Go to Heaven for Than I Had Yesterday and He'll Hold to My Hand. She was a member of the Church of God for 40 years and will always be remembered for her devotion and faith and prayers. She was a devoted wife and mother who always put everyone else first. She was a great cook and loved to cook for everyone.  She will always be missed by her family.
NOTE: She is buried at the New Eminence Cemetery beside her husband Vernon.

RAY JAMES COMELY

14 Aug 1918 - 12 Nov 1992  





  
 
Ray James Comely,
age 74, of Winona, MO passed away Thursday, November 12, 1992, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, MO He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie Comely and Esther Mae Burnett Comely, and two infant brothers. He is survived by two sisters, Amy Comely of Winona, MO; and Lorene Comely of Birch Tree, MO Graveside services were held Monday, November 16, 1992, at 1 pm at Williams Cemetery near Winona with Rev. Jim Eskew officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.


CHARLES 'CHUCK' CONINE

16 Feb 1945 - 26 Feb 2006











 
Charles Conine, a
ge 61, of Elk Creek, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2006, in his home. He was born February 16, 1945 in New York. Chuck had recently retired from Summersville High School after 26 years as the English and Publications teacher. He was also an adjunct faculty member at the Missouri University Mountain Grove campus, and an active member of the Missouri State Teachers Association. Chuck was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved camping, hiking, canoeing, gardening and writing poetry. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sue CONINE; daughter Alyssa ANDERSON and her husband Ben, Little Rock AR; daughter Johanna CONINE and fiancée Tim, St. Louis MO; granddaughter Malia ANDERSON; and many other close family members and friends. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2006 at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville. A private service will be held by family and close friends at a later date.   Sources for this information: The Current Wave, March 8, 2006.



ALAN GEORGE CONNER

10 Oct 1941 - 22 mar 2013







 

Allen George Conner was born Oct. 10, 1941, in Shannon County, Mo., the son of Alfonso Conner and Maudie (Cooper) Conner. He passed away March 22, 2013, at Mercy St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, Mo., at the age of 71 years. He was preceded in death by his parents Alfonso and Maudie Conner; five sisters, Eunice Martin, Genevieve Atchison, Georgia Atchison, Brenda Lee and Pearl Alita Jinks; one brother Doyle Green and one son Douglas Conner. Allen is survived by one son, Stacey Conner; one daughter, Sarah Rush; two brothers, Truman Conner and Albert Conner; two sisters, Dorothy Conner and Joyce Grammer; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes of Winona, Mo.

 

 

 

albert LEROY
CONNER



17 Mar 1944 - 26 mar 2013

 

Albert Leroy Conner was born March 17, 1944 in Summersville, Missouri to the late Alfonso Conner and Maudie Elizabeth (Cooper ) Conner. He passed away at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri March 26, 2013 at the age of 69 years and 9 days. He was united in marriage to Goldie Bettis, August 24, 1964 and to their union two children were born. He is survived by two children, Tammy (Conner) Thomas and husband Bruce of Eminence, Missouri and Alberta (Conner) Pummill and husband Sam of Summersville, Missouri, one brother Truman Conner and wife Shirley of Eminence, Missouri, two sisters, Dorothy Conner of Summersville, Missouri and Joyce Grammer and husband Willie of Georgia, four grandchildren, Kala Thomas and Kenny Thomas, of Eminence, Missouri, Emily Pummill and Gabriel Pummill of Summersville, Missouri, and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters and 1 brother. Albert worked several different jobs, but enjoyed working in timber the best. He loved the outdoors, deer hunting, fishing, but what he loved most was listening to his hounds run. Albert enjoyed hauling scrap and drinking coffee with special friend Jackie Brown. He accepted the Lord as his Savior. He will be forever missed and never forgotten, our loss is surely eternal gain. Services were held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville, Missouri with Rev. Darrell Jones officiating. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Visitation was Saturday, March 30, from 1 to 2 PM at Bradford Chapel.

 

 


ALFONSO  'A. F.' 

CONNER




28 Aug 1900 - 23 Mar 1986


Alfonso Conner was born
August 28, 1900 in Shannon County, MO the fifteenth child of Sparille Greene and Ida Mae Browning Conner and departed this life on March 23, 1986 at Ozark Nursing Home in West Plains, MO at the age of 85 years, 6 months and 26 days.  In June of 1924 he was united in Holy Matrimony to Maudie Elizabeth Cooper and to this union eleven children were born. He was preceded in death by his wife and three children, Pearl Aleta Jinks, Brenda Marie Conner and Doyle Green Conner. He will be sadly missed by his three sons, Truman and Allen, both of Eminence, MO; and Albert of Winona, MO; five daughters, Eunice Martin, Georgia Atchison and Genevieve Atchison, all of Eminence, MO; and Dorothy Conner and Joyce Grammer, both of Summersville, MO; twenty three grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. He joined the Baptist faith at an early age in Flatrock, MO  Other than short periods of time he has resided in Summersville and raised his family by farming.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 26 at 10 am in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Summersville with the Rev. Maurice Allen officiating. Burial was in Summersville City Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Summersville. 

ALLEN GEORGE
CONNER

10 Oct 1941 - 22 Mar 2013



 

Allen George Conner was born Oct. 10, 1941, in Shannon County, Mo., the son of Alfonso Conner and Maudie (Cooper) Conner. He passed away March 22, 2013, at Mercy St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, Mo., at the age of 71 years. He was preceded in death by his parents Alfonso and Maudie Conner; five sisters, Eunice Martin, Genevieve Atchison, Georgia Atchison, Brenda Lee and Pearl Alita Jinks; one brother Doyle Green and one son Douglas Conner. Allen is survived by one son, Stacey Conner; one daughter, Sarah Rush; two brothers, Truman Conner and Albert Conner; two sisters, Dorothy Conner and Joyce Grammer; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes of Winona, Mo.


ERVIN LESTER

CONNER, SR.

19 Dec 1924 - 14 Feb 2007













 
Ervin Lester Conner, Sr., was born
December 19, 1924, the son of Sparrow Green ‘Jim’ and Medie BANDY CONNER, and passed away February 14, 2007 at the age of 82, in Mountain View MO after an extended stay in the hospital. He attended Flat Rock Elementary and Summersville High School. He then served in the United States Army and belonged to VFW. Ervin was united in marriage to Rosa Mary HENRY on October 4, 1963 in Mountain View MO He was saved and baptized in Flat Rock MO and attended Little Zion Baptist Church in Trask MO He is survived by his wife, Rosie; six children, Ervin Lester CONNER, Jr., Webb City MO; Richard REEVES, Ron REEVES, Kevin CONNER, Shirley SELVEY, all of Mountain View MO; and Lynette CONNER, Amarillo TX; one brother, Darrell CONNER, Florence CO; eighteen grandchildren, Amy REESE, Charles REEVES, Joshua REEVES, Beth REEVES, Joy BUCKNER, Michelle BRYANT, Jenni LOPEZ, Alicia MARTINEZ, Patty UVEGES, Reggie SELVEY, Dewayne NAGEL, Cheryl REED, Chad CONNER, Linsey CONNER, Holly CONNER, Kaitlin CONNER, Jackson CONNER, and Kore DUNCAN; twelve great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Ervin was retired and enjoyed working his farm of 43 years, traveling and seeing the country, and spending time with his family. He loved to joke around and was a friend to all. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2007 in Yarber Chapel, Mountain View MO with Rev. Harold SMITH officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mountain View MO under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View.  Sources for this information: The Summersville Beacon.

EVERETT GREEN

CONNER

27 Jan 1927 - 10 Apr 2003













 
Everett Green Conner, son of
James and Medie BANDY CONNER, was born January 27, 1927 at Flat Rock MO, and passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield MO on Thursday, April 10, 2003, at the age of 76 years, 2 months and 13 days. He was united in marriage to Dorothy COOLEY and to this union two children were born, Barbara and Keith. He later married Maxine YOUNGER HODGE and to their union she brought two daughters, Lorna and Lana. Everett served in the armed forces in World War II. He worked in the log woods in the western states as well as in Shannon County and loved it. He also worked in a dairy farm in Willard MO In later years he built fence for many people in the area, but there was nothing Everett loved more than to work a good mule. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Medie CONNER. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Maxine CONNER, of Mountain View MO; his children, Keith and wife Barbara CONNER of Mountain View MO; Barbara and husband Wes ALBERS of Minden NE; Lorna and husband Gary GARRISON of Ellington MO; Lana CYPRET of Stafford MO; sister, Marie JONES of Mountain View MO; brothers Ervin CONNER and wife Roxie of Mountain View MO, and Darrell CONNER and wife Rose of Florence CO; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren, and a host of friends he made during his walk on Earth. Services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2003 at Bradford Funeral Home with Rev. Bud and Rev. Carl YOUNGER officiating. Interment was in Flat Rock Cemetery near Summersville MO, under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.   Sources for this information: The Current Wave, April 23, 2003.

Glen Gary

Conner

12 Dec 1937 - 09 Jan 2011









 
Glen Gary Conner, age 73,
of Louisburg, KS, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Glen was born on December 12, 1937 in Summersville, MO and lived there until 2001 when he moved to Louisburg to be near his grandchildren and work with the family business, IXT Trucking, in Kansas City, KS as a truck driver. He was an avid hunter and loved taking his grandchildren camping every summer. He especially loved spreading the gospel, and playing in the church band at area nursing homes. He was preceded in death by a son, Glen Conner, Jr. in 2008, and is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carol Conner, of the home; two children, Karen Duff and husband, Paul, of Overland Park, KS and Christopher Conner and his friend, Amy, of Smithville, MO; five grandchildren, Conner, Camren, Cheyenne, Lizzy, and Dustin, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends that will miss him greatly. Funeral Services were at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 15, 2011 at the Riverview General Baptist Church, 7924 Riverview, Kansas City, KS with burial to follow in the Maple Hill Cemetery, also in Kansas City, KS. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation in care of the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, 214 Oak St., Bonner Springs, KS 66012, 913 422-4074.

RUBY ETHEL
SULLIVAN
CONNOLLY

06 Jun 1918 - 22 May 2009



















 
Ruby Ethel Sullivan,
third child of 13 children born to Luther Lewis Sullivan and Lizzie Laura Holland Sullivan, was born June 6, 1918 near Hartshorn, Missouri, and went in to the arms of Jesus Friday, May 22, 2009 at 3:15 PM at the Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Missouri making her age 90 years, 11 months, and 16 days.  She was united in marriage to James David Connolly, February 24, 1940 at Salem, MO, and to their union two children were born, Donna and Dean. She and David were married 49 years before his death in April, 1989.  She accepted Christ at an early age and was the oldest member of the Raymondville Baptist Church in Raymondville, MO  Ruby worked at International Shoe Company in Houston, MO for several years, and then worked at White’s Nursery near Licking, MO  She was a loving wife, mother, and a partner to her husband, David, working with him on the family farm.  She loved gardening, and working in her flowers and yard. She enjoyed visiting with friends, neighbors, and her many family members.  Ruby is preceded in death by her husband, David, her parents, Luther and Lizzie Sullivan, six sisters; Pauline Sullivan, Ida Mae Maggard, Nedria Fiske, Ada Scott, Marie Powell, Wilma Smith, and three brothers; Earnest, Elmer, and Delmar Sullivan.  Ruby is survived by her children: Donna McCellan and husband, Dick, of LaPorte, Colorado, Dean Connolly and wife, Sue, of Sturgeon, Missouri; five grandchildren, Sandra and Andy Legino, of Ault, Colorado, Sara and Kevin Anderson; Saneta and Brion Gavette all of Gill, Colorado; Brent Connolly of Sturgeon, Missouri; Tracy and Ron Roberts of Higbee, MO; 15 great grandchildren, Brittany and Zach Legino; Geoffrey, Lindsey and Greg Anderson, Tyler, Hayden, Toby, and Evie Kay Gavette; Ashley and Andy Sunderland; Ryan and Kristal Roberts, Garret and Justin Connolly; two great great grandchildren, Kaley and Addisyn Sunderland; two sisters, Geraldine Hogan of Westphalia, Missouri, and Lucille Denton of Summersville, Missouri; one brother, Delbert Sullivan and wife, Dorothy, of Summersville, Missouri; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.  Services will be held Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 10: AM at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville, MO with Rev. Frank White officiating. Interment will be in the Allen Cemetery near Raymondville, MO under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

ANNA BELL

WARREN
CONWAY

13 Dec 1881 - 08 Oct 1963








 
Anna Bell Warren was born
at Dallas, Texas, December 13, 1881, and passed away at Salem, Missouri, October 8,1963, at the age of 81 years, 10 months and 25 days. She was united in marriage to Thomas H. CONWAY, February 10, 1901, and to this union 8 children were born. Her husband and two sons, Tommy and Joseph, preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her passing: 3 sons and 3 daughters; Jessie CONWAY of Sherman, Illinois; John D. CONWAY of Oconee, Illinois; Cecil CONWAY of Jadwin, Missouri; Ruby BELL of Salem, Missouri, Martha TUCKER and Reba ATCHISON of Eminence. She also leaves 33 grandchildren, 49 great- grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Meda DAVIS of Canyon City, Colorado, and a host of other relatives and friends. She professed a hope in Christ several years ago and was ready to meet her Lord. Own blood descendents from her and her husband was even up one hundred, counting the deceased and all. She had been a complete invalid for 8 years with both broken hips and had been in the critical ward for 5 months and now she is laying happily at rest beside her precious and devoted husband at the Union Hill Cemetery near Round Spring, where she had longed to be for eleven long years.  

EDITH I. 
STREET CONWAY

09 Feb 1917 - 19 Nov 1983





 
Edith I. Street,
the daughter of Charlie and Josephine Burns Street, was born February 9, 1917 at Bunker, MO and departed this life on November 19, 1983 at Studebaker Memorial Hospital in Norwalk,  California at the age of 66 years. She is survived by five sons, Denver Conway of Apache Junction, Arizona; Vernon Conway of Maryland Heights, MO; Norman Conway of Mesa, Arizona; Phil Conway of Roland Heights, California; and Tommy Conway of Overland, MO; one daughter, Melba Schneider of Covina, California; four brothers, and three sisters. Funeral services were held Friday, November 25 at 10:00 a.m. in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with Rev. Ermin Collyott officiating. Burial was in New Eminence Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence. 
FREEDA IRENE
MAHAN CONWAY



15 sep 1918 - 15 mar 2012








 

Freeda Irene Conway was born September 15, 1918 at Eminence, MO the daughter of John H. Mahan and Martha Jane (Conley) Mahan. She passed away March 15, 2012 at Birch Tree Place in Birch Tree, MO at the age of 93 years. She was united in marriage to John D. Conway on September 21, 1937 at Salem, MO and they were divorced in 1947. To this union six children were born, D.G. Jerald, Genevieve, Stan and Doug and one son, Harvey died at birth. Freeda was preceded in death by her parents John and Martha Mahan; five sisters Ocie Mahan, Elsie Dillard, Alma Russell, Dorothy Tibbets, Lorene Breeden; two brothers Raymond Mahan and Seaman Mahan; one son Harvey Floyd and one grandson Jerry D. Conway. She leaves to mourn her passing her five children D.G. Conway and wife Marilyn of Herrick, IL, Jerald Conway and wife Kathryn of Eminence, MO, Genevieve Kile and husband Jerald of Van Buren, MO, Stan and wife Barbara of Winona, MO and Doug and wife Glenda of Eminence, MO; one sister Pauline Goforth of Eminence, MO; three sisters in law; 11 grandchildren Dennis, Rhonda, Heather, Sherry, Greg, Rita, Gena, Lisa, Stacy, Chris and Stephen; 21 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends. Freeda accepted the Lord as her savior at a very young age and lived a faithful Christian life until her death. She worked as a cook at the Little Shawnee schools and for various restaurants throughout her life retiring as a cook for the Eminence Grade School. Freeda enjoyed cooking big meals for her family. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 11:00am - 1:00pm - Duncan Funeral Chapel - Eminence, MO 

Services: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 1:00pm - Duncan Funeral Chapel - Eminence, MO 

Interment: Bethany Chapel Cemetery, Eminence, MO



JOSEPH 'HENRY'
CONWAY

29 Jul 1878 - 27 Mar 1964



 
Word was received here of the death of Henry Conway in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, March 27th. Mr. Conway, a long-time resident of Shannon County, was 86 years old. Funeral services are to be held at Piedmont, Missouri, on Wednesday, April 1. Mr. Conway was the father of Mrs. Leonard Bolin of Eminence. He was born about 1878, the son of John B. & Syntha E. Conway. He married Lillie 'Mae' Swiney 28 Jun 1906 and had Bertie Irene, Susie E., Silas Paul, Mildred M., Stella Lee m. Leonard M. Bolin & Kathryn V. Conway.
 

JOE MAJOR
CONWAY

16 Aug 1883 - 17 May 1968











 
Joe Major Conway of Eminence, Missouri,
was born August 16, 1883 at Ava, Missouri, and departed this life May 17, 1968 at his home in Eminence at the age of 84 years, nine months, and one day.  Joe was the youngest of eleven children born to Charles V. and Martha Conway.  He was united in marriage December 23, 1913 to Minnie Pearl Warren, and to this union three children were born. Joe was preceded in death by two children, Leona and Harley D., who did in infancy.  Also preceding him in death were his parents and five brothers:  Tom, John Henry, Jim, Isaac, and Jackson, and by five sisters:  Mary Counts, Jane Dooley, Rhode Meade, Fannie Thompson, and Cynthia Conway. He leaves to mourn his passing his devoted wife, Minnie; his son, Charles, and daughter-in-law, Betty, of Santa Ana, California, and one granddaughter, Shirley Banks, and one great granddaughter, Christy Ann Banks, of Kansas City, as well as many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends to whom he was always known as Uncle Joe. Joe spent almost his entire life in and around Shannon, Dent, and Reynolds counties.  He loved nature and was active in farming until his retirement. Joe accepted Christ and was a true Christian until his death.  He was baptized in and was a faithful member of the New Methodist Church of Eminence. Funeral services were conducted May 19, 1968 at the Duncan Funeral Home in Eminence with Rev. Everett Crass of the Alton Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial was in the New Eminence Cemetery.

Rexel D. Conway

26 Aug 1959 - 16 Feb 2008













 
Funeral services for Rexel D. Conway will be at 11 a.m. February 22, 2008 at United Baptist Tabernacle, Bunker, with Terry Sharpe. Pallbearers will be Kenny Conway, Bud Conway, Bruce Conway, Grag Ammerman, Tracey Ripple, Chad Conway, Danny Parker, Jeff Parker, Gary Conway Jr., Dee Minks, Dennis Parker, Mike Barton, Corey Damouth, Aaron Fortner, Mike Dickerson and Paul Mathis. Honorary pallbearers will be Jesse Cook, Justin Parker, Ashton Soard, Parker Rawson, Doc Burnett, Kenny Haverstick, Leroy Wisdom and Danny Black. Mr. Conway was born August 26, 1959 in Salem to Velma Lambert and Roy Conway. Mr. Conway died February 16, 2008 in St. Louis at the age of 48 years, five months and 21 days. Survivors include his mother, Velma Conway, Bunker; his wife, Cindy, Bunker; his children, Jarred Lewis, Bunker; Kasandra Conway, Bunker; and Katrina Damouth and husband, Corey, Bunker; two brothers, Gary Conway Sr., Bunker; and Mike Conway, Salem; three sisters, Patricia Minks, St. Louis; Karen Goulding, St. Louis; and Pamela Whitaker, Salem; and two grandchildren, Ashton and baby Damouth; and a host of extended relatives and friends. Mr. Conway will lie in state February 21, 2008 at McSpadden Funeral Home, Bunker, with Masonic service at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the Bunker Volunteer Fire Department. Cards may be obtained at McSpadden Funeral Home, Bunker. Mr. Conway was the past Master of the Bunker Masonic Lodge #675 and a member of the Order of DeMolay.

REV. THOMAS B.
CONWAY

20 Apr 1911 - 10 Mar 2008





















 
Thomas B. Conway was born April 20, 1911, at Eminence, Missouri, to
Thomas E. and Nola M. Marcus Conway, and passed away on March 10, 2008, at the age of 96 years in St. James, MO He attended Eminence High School, graduating in 1936. He then was married to Florence Wood June 13, 1936. To this union 3 boys and 5 girls were born, each one graduated from St. James High School. He and Mrs. Conway were married 71 yrs, 2007. They have lived in St. James for 62 yrs. He was converted to Christ at 17 years of age. Rev. Conway began his ministry in Shannon County, 3 years in Texas County coming to pastor The Assembly of God Church in St. James in 1946. He spoke at the Soldiers Home Chapel now Missouri Veterans Home the 3rd and 5th Sunday afternoons for 28 years. At the first church service, there were 11 in Sunday school and after 30 and one-half years the average was 132. Rev. Conway served Christ for 79 years, to God be the Glory! Rev. Conway also served as Christ Ambassador President of Sullivan Section, Secretary/Treasurer-Sullivan Section, Assistant Presbyter and Presbyter of the Sullivan Section. Rev. Conway was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Gloria Farney and two daughters who died in infancy; 2 brothers and 3 sisters. He is survived by his wife, Florence Wood Conway, St. James; sons Dale Conway and wife Edie, Kansas City, Missouri, Leon Conway and wife Linda, St. James, Missouri;  Dallas Conway and wife Belinda, Strafford, Missouri; daughters Karen Gately and husband John, Boonville, Missouri; La Donna and husband Randy, Rolla, Missouri; 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A visitation for family and friends of Rev. T. B. Conway will be held from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday, Mar. 13, 2008, at James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at First Assembly of God Church in St. James at 2 p.m. Friday, Mar. 14, 2008, with Rev. Mick Thrasher officiating. Pallbearers will be Steve Conway, Brad Conway, Eric Farney, Kevin Conway, Johnny Gately, Danny Gately, Mark Gately, Brandon Beddoe, Wade Gately and Ryan Beddoe. Interment will follow in the St. James Cemetery at St. James, Missouri. Memorials are suggested to the Assemblies of God World Missions Children's Fund. All arrangements are under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary, St. James, Missouri.    

WANDA LEONE

YOUNGER CONWAY

08 Feb 1931 - 11 Dec 2007










 
Wanda Leone Younger, a
ge 76, former resident of Birch Tree, MO died Tuesday, December 11, 2007 in Independence Jackson Co MO. She was born February 8, 1931, the daughter of Ollie and Edna YOUNGER, at Montier Shannon Co MO. She and her husband, William CONWAY, were married April 12, 1950 in Salem Fulton Co AR. She was employed by Brown Shoe Co. and Tobin Hamilton Shoe Co. from 1969 to 1983 before becoming bookkeeper for her husband's trucking company until 1998. She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. CONWAY, both of her parents, and a brother, Doyle L. YOUNGER. Wanda was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy at Birch Tree Shannon Co MO. She also enjoyed home-making, quilting, crocheting, and embroidering. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Becky CONWAY of Mountain View Howell Co MO; a daughter and son-in-law, Kellie and James TOWNSEND of Odessa MO; a sister, Winita PREWETT of Verona MO; and 7 grandchildren; James TOWNSEND, Tim TOWNSEND, Dalton Brake, Nick TOWNSEND, Brett CONWAY, Kelsey TOWNSEND, and Brook CONWAY. Services were held Saturday, December 15, 2007 at the Church of God of Prophecy in Birch Tree, MO, with Bro. Roger SMITH officiating. Interment was held in Oak Grove Cemetery in Birch Tree, MO under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, MO.
wayne roosevelt
conway

Wayne Conway

2 Aug 1932 - 29 Dec 2013







































 

Wayne Roosevelt Conway of Eminence, Missouri was born on August 2, 1932 in Shannon County, Missouri to Charley J. Conway and Easter Ann Goforth Conway. He was baptized at the age of 17 by Reverend Noel Meade. He married Wilma Dean Cooley on May 19, 1951 at Bethany Chapel Church, Reverend Noel Meade performed the ceremony and they were the first couple he married. On their 50th Anniversary, Reverend Noel Meade and his wife Marie were their honored guests. Wayne and Wilma had 62 wonderful years together until he passed into his heavenly home on Sunday, December 29, 2013. Wayne and Wilma have two children; Patricia Annette Rhodes and husband Roland, and Bradley Wayne Conway and wife Chris; four grandchildren Jennifer Lee Blankenship and husband Nick, Jessica Carrie Eldora Rhodes, Matthew Wayne Conway and wife Jacy, Amanda Jeanne Sophia Rhodes, and one great grandchild Kenzlee Lenora Blankenship. They were the love of his life and he loved them all dearly. In fact, he spent at least an hour every night praying for each of them. He was affectionately known as "Pop" to all of his grandchildren. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Delbert Conway, Curtis Conway, Loyd Conway, John Conway, and Ray Conway, his sisters April Conway, Jean Atwood, Wanda Conway, and Betty Johnson. He is survived by his wife Wilma, his brother Earl Conway and wife Hilda of Florida, his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Wayne and Wilma lived in the St. Louis area and they worked hard every single day to be able to return to Shannon County after their retirement. Wayne worked at Wagner Brake as a truck driver for 44 ½ years and loved to tell stories about his many trips. One story goes like this, the weather was bad and I contacted the dispatcher -who was new - about going a different route. She gave me one and I told her I couldn't make the delivery on time going that way. She responded with "well it's only one inch on the map!" They purchased the farm in 1970 and came down every weekend; the weather never mattered, and retired there in 1993. He loved his farm, his dogs and cats, cows, and his horses – especially "Queenie". He loved baseball and knew a lot of baseball facts. At Wagner they had a baseball trivia contest and whoever answered all of the questions correctly won a free lunch. They finally had to stop having the contest because he won it every time! He loved to deer hunt and he really enjoyed hunting with his grandson, Matthew. One year that we all remember they used a considerable amount of ammo, Matthew emptied his gun and then emptied Pop's. Wayne was the President of the Bethany Chapel Cemetery Board and President of the Conway Cemetery Board. He attended Bethany Chapel every Sunday until his health limited him to only attending when he was able. He loved the Lord and he and Wilma had a daily Bible study to grow closer to the Lord. He had a sign in his home that said "PRAY HARD, WORK HARD, TRUST GOD." He practiced all of these in his life. Wayne was a tough old man and most people don't know about all the health issues he overcame with the help of his wife Wilma – she was known to him as "Doctor Mom". He endured two lung surgeries, four heart attacks, a stroke, asthma, and cancer over twenty years. The cancer returned and his heart finally gave out. He had a special fondness for children and every time he saw a St. Jude's commercial it would make him choke up. He told Wilma he had had 81 good years and these babies just really hadn't even had a chance at life yet. In lieu of flowers, the familyhas asked that donations be made to St. Jude's in memory of Wayne Conway.

VISITATION: Monday, December 30, 2013
6PM to 8PM
Duncan Funeral Chapel – Eminence, MO

SERVICES: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
11 AM
Duncan Funeral Chapel – Eminence, MO

INTERMENT: Bethany Chapel Cemetery
Eminence, MO  
Willia Dee
Tucker Conway

13 Apr 1928 - 04 Jan 2010














 

 

Willia Dee Tucker was born April 13, 1928, at Bunker, MO, the third child born to John Benuard Tucker and Martha Minerva Conway Tucker. She passed away Jan. 4, 2010, at her home in Eminence, MO, at the age of 81 years. She was united in marriage to James Jr. McCabe in 1945 at St. Charles, MO, and to this union, one son – Johnnie Lee McCabe – was born on May 2, 1946. Several years later, she married Eugene Douglas 'Gene' Conway and to this union, two sons were born – Donald Eugene Conway born May 8, 1959, and Harley Gene Conway born Jan. 13, 1963, both of Eminence, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; two brothers and one son. Gene and Willia Dee bought a place in the country north of Eminence in 1960 and made it their home where she remained until her passing. Willia was baptized at the Christian Church in West Eminence, MO, on March 11, 1973. She was a believer in God and prayer. On Dec. 8, 1999, she lost her beloved husband. Willia joined the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 7833 as a charter member until the close of the post. She spent 20 years serving several different offices, working Arts and Crafts and selling Buddy Poppies and popcorn to raise money for the post. She was also a member of The Eastern Star of the Eminence Chapter 239 for several years. Willia loved to sew and make quilts as she worked as a machine operator in St. Louis for several years. She loved to fish, camp out, make garden, but most of all she loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO, with Rev. Jeff Fulk officiating. Interment was in Flatwoods Cemetery in Eminence, MO, under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes, LLC.


ALAN LEE COOK

16 Jun 1954 - 30 Aug 2005










 
Alan Lee Cook, a
ge 51, of Millstadt IL, born June 16, 1954 in Salem MO, died Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at Eminence MO He was employed by St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St Louis MO He was member of Bethany Place in Belleville IL. He was a supporter of the American Red Cross.  Alan was preceded in death by his parents, Norvel R. and Nada G. STROBURG COOK, and a brother-in-law, Christopher Lee MEYER. Surviving are four brothers and four sisters: Azan and Jerry BROUHARD, Cahokia IL; Eric and Virginia COOK, Oakville MO; Bruce and Michele COOK, Millstadt IL; Mike and Sharon COOK, Belleville IL; Karen and Harold GARRETT, Macystown IL; Janet and Gary BRYANT, Festus MO; Bradley COOK, Tecumseh OK; and Debra COOK, Cahokia IL. Our dear uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. Visitation was on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at Braun Colonial Funeral Home Cahokia IL from 4:30-8:00 p.m. Funeral services were held at 10a.m. Friday, September 2, 2005 at Braun Colonial Funeral Home Cahokia IL, with Bradley COOK officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Cemetery in Belleville IL. Memorials may be made to Bethany Place in Belleville IL. 
CLAUDE 'DUCK' COOK



04 May 1931 - 12 May 2010


 

 

Claude Cook the son of Charley and Nancy Dollie Stringer Cook was born May 4th, 1931 at Hartshorn, Missouri and passed away at Mountain View Health Care, Wednesday, May 12, 2010 making his age 79 years and 8 days. Claude was united in marriage to Ruby Rachel Vonallmen, November 5, 1960. To this union one daughter Dorothy Fay was born. He loved to ride around and look at the countryside. He and his wife Ruby spent many enjoyable days out driving and enjoying the beauty of the Ozarks. He liked hunting, fishing and camping when his health permitted him to do so. When he be came unable to hunt he still enjoyed just sitting in the woods. Claude is preceded in death by his wife Ruby, his parents, Charley and Dollie Cook, 5 brothers, Olen, Shorty, Lloyd, Clyde and Carl Cook, 1 sister Fern German, a grandson Johnny Sykes, sister-in-law Mildred Cook, brother-in-law Leo Vandevort, 1 niece Cathy Newby. He is survived by his daughter Dorothy Sykes and husband George of Hartshorn, MO; 2 grand-daughters, Alycia Sykes of Hartshorn, MO; Lindsey Sykes of Winona, MO; 1 grandson Steven Sykes of Fort Campbell, Kentucky; 1 sister Bonnie Vandevort of Mountain View, MO; 3 sisters-in-law, Crysta Cook, Billy Cook and Sylvia Cook all of Hartshorn, MO; 1 brother -in-law Edward German, of Hartshorn, MO; 4 great granddaughters, Hannah, Greyson, Nakiya and Kaidence and 1 great grandson Erick, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 10 Am at Valley Center Baptist Church with Rev. Van Kirkwood officiating. Interment was in Valley Center Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

 

Clyde Charles Cook



16 Dec 1928 - 13 Jan 2010





















 
Clyde Charles Cook was born December 16, 1928 at Hartshorn, MO He was one of eight children born to Charley Jefferson and Nancy Adaline 'Dollie' Stringer Cook. He went to be with his Heavenly Father, January 13, 2010, at the age of 81 years, and 27 days. Clyde met the love of his life, Billy Jennette Vandevort. They were married in Summersville on November 25, 1950, making their life together 59 years. To their union four children were born: Cathy Charlane, Linda Darlene, Judy Marlene, and Clyde Keith. Clyde was in the United States Army from 1951-1953. He was stationed in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he served as a cook. He came back from the army and finished high school with the class of 1958. Clyde and Billy farmed and worked together to raise their family. During the early years, Clyde cut cord wood, worked for others and farmed. Clyde was saved at an early age and was a faithful member of Valley Center Baptist Church, where he attended regularly before his health failed. He served as Sunday School Superintendent, Training Union Director, teacher, youth leader and any other position that needed to be filled. He listened and talked to his Master daily, helped others in need, and told those around him how to be saved. He didn’t want anyone to go to hell.  He believed it was a parents’ responsibility to tell their kids and others about heaven and hell. He always told his children that he would rather 'sit on a pew with a hypocrite, than go to hell with a hypocrite.' He believed our purpose in life was to live for God and praise Him with all that we do daily. He witnessed to one and all. Clyde loved the outdoors and could be found fishing many days when his health permitted. He loved camping and picnicking with his family and friends. The highlight of a lovely sunny day for Clyde was to wade out in the river, in his overalls, feel the cold current and catch a big trout. He always had his fish hooks and pliers in his pocket. He truly appreciated nature. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He taught his family right from wrong and that you should be true to your word. He loved spending time with his family. He taught them many things and passed on his love of hunting, fishing, and nature. He loved listening to their stories, watching them play and enjoying life. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charley and Dollie; daughter, Cathy Newby; brothers: Olen, Lloyd, Oswell Shorty, and Carl, and sister, Fern German. Those left to mourn his passing are: his beloved wife, Billy of Hartshorn; his children: Linda and husband, Randy Kirkman of Summersville; Judy and husband, Wilbert Barton of Mountain View; Keith and wife, Carolyn of Jefferson City; his grandchildren: Heather Newby of Willow Springs, Heath and Amanda Newby of Hartshorn, Jon and Rebecca Kirkman of Summersville, Scott and Randie K. Kirkman of Summersville, Nicole Barton of Mountain View and Matthew and Jared Cook of Jefferson City; his great-grand-children: Wyatt and Waylon Woolsey of Willow Springs, Cole and Caylyn Newby of Hartshorn and future baby of Jon and Rebecca Kirkman, expected in March; his sister, Bonnie Vandevort of Mountain View; brother, Claude Cook of Hartshorn; sisters-in-law: Sylvia Cook and Crysta Cook of Hartshorn; brothers-in-law: Edward German of Hartshorn and Bob Vandevort of Cabool; and many other extended family and friends. Clyde loved his family dearly. He will be missed! Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Funeral services were held Saturday, January, 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Valley Center Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Boyd and Rev. Van Kirkwood officiating. Military Honors and interment were held at Valley Center Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to bradfordfuneralhome.net 

JOHN WILSON COOK



03 Jan 1921 - 30 Nov 2011
 

 

 

 

John Wilson Cook was born on January 3, 1921 at Arroll, Missouri, the son of John Wilson Cook and Faye Temple Cook. He departed this life on November 30, 2011 at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri at the age of 90 years, 10 months, and 27 days. He was united in marriage to Mildred Thesta Kirkman on May 24, 1941 at Gray Summit, Missouri and to this union one son and one daughter were born. John attended Arroll rural school and graduated from Summersville High School in 1939. He spent time in CCC camp and served three years in 15th Army Air Force. He was a Staff Sergeant and completed 50 bombing missions in World War II while stationed in Italy. He survived a B-24 plane crash. John received six Bronze Stars for campaigns, the Air medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross. John and Mildred moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1941. He was an active member, also deacon and elder, of the Arcadia Christian Reformed Church and has many Christian friends there. John worked in woodworking for thirty years; first as a sticker man, then as a superintendent. After retirement, John and Mildred spent twenty years traveling and twenty winters in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. They moved to Mountain View, Missouri in 1997 and attended First Presbyterian and United Methodist Churches. He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Naomi Hagemann and Erma Summer, and two infant brothers. He is survived by his wife, Mildred; their two children, Larry B. Cook and wife, Roxie, of Santa Clorita, CA and Connie Lynn Clark and husband, Chuck, of Arroll, MO; one sister, Stella Patterson of Mountain View; two nieces, Sharon Holt and family, and Janet Patterson of Akron, OH; and one nephew, John H. Summer of Granite City, IL.

LLOYD JEFFERSON COOK

30 Nov 1924 - 15 Mar 2006

























 
Lloyd Jefferson Cook, son of the late Charlie Jefferson Cook and Nancy Dolly Stringer Cook was born November 30, 1924 at Hartshorn, MO at the old home place. He went to be with Jesus, Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at his home in Hartshorn making his age 81 years, 3 months and 15 days. Lloyd and Sylvia Vandevort were united in marriage December 26, 1950 making their union together 55 years. To their union five children were born, with three more added, Larry Dean, Lois Jean, Sandra Sue, Carol Ann, Danny Charles, Marcia Rosemary, Loretta Kay and Sonia Irene. Lloyd was a member of Valley Center Baptist Church. He was baptized in 1937, and was a faithful member of the church. He had been a training union director, and taught Sunday School, and training union classes, and would help in any way needed as long as he was able. He tried to help even when he wasn't able and was always willing to supervise. He worked at many jobs to provide for his family. He logged with a team of horses, cut cord wood, head sawed for himself and others, working in St. Louis and at the Rock Quarry off K Highway. Lloyd worked at carpentry and built numerous houses for family and friends. He farmed all his life, raising cows and hogs. He put up hay for himself and others for many years, letting his children help and teaching them many valuable lessons and making wonderful memories. Lloyd loved hunting, fishing and camping with his family. Preceding Lloyd in death are his parents, Charlie and Dolly, brothers, Carl, Olen, Oswald Shorty Cook, his sister Fern German, brother-in-law Leo Vandevort, 2 sisters-in-law, Mildred Cook and Ruby Cook, one niece Cathy Newby and one nephew Craig Reavis. Lloyd is survived by his wife Sylvia Cook of the home in Hartshorn, MO; his children, Larry and Teresa Cook, Lois Cook, Sandra Briggs, Carol and Robin Hawkins, Danny and Amy Cook, Sonia and Robert Clark, Loretta and Duane Smith all of Hartshorn, MO and Rosemary and Henry Albert Jackson of Raymondville, MO, brothers Clyde and wife Billy and Claude Duck Cook all of Hartshorn, MO, one sister Bonnie Vandevort of Mountain View, MO, one sister-in-law Crysta Cook of Hartshorn, MO, one brother-in-law- Edward German Hartshorn, MO. He is also survived by 25 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren, which were his pride and joy. Nothing made Lloyd happier than to have all his family around him. He also had a host of nieces, nephews, a host of other family members and friends, also other children which his children brought home with them. Services were held on Saturday, March, 18th, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Valley Center Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Swiney and Rev. Albert Steelman officiating. Interment was in Valley Center Cemetery in Hartshorn, under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.  [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
MAVIS IRENE
SANDERS CHARLES
COOK

17 Oct 1939 - 3 apr 2013













  Mavis Irene Cook the daughter of Walter F. Sanders and Gladys (Younger) Sanders was born at Alley Springs, Missouri October 17, 1939, and went to her Heavenly home Wednesday night, April 3, 2013 after a lengthy illness making her age 73 years 5 months 16 days. Mavis was united in marriage to John Charles, to their union one daughter Sharon was born. After his death Mavis married Bill D. Cook, September 16, 1983. She was a previous member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Eminence, Missouri. She was baptized by Rev. Bud Younger while attending there. She enjoyed big family gatherings, laughter with friends, gospel music and attending church services. She loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren. Preceding Mavis in death are her parents, Walter and Gladys, brother Donald Sanders in 1979. Surviving are her husband Bill Cook of Herber Springs, Arkansas, daughter Sharon and husband Darius Cooper of Henderson, Arkansas, two grandchildren, Adrian Cooper and wife Shannon of Belleville, Illinois and Brandon Cooper of Mountain Home, Arkansas, brothers, Clinton Sanders and wife Lois of Birch Tree, Missouri, Denny Sanders and wife Judy of Jonesburg, Missouri; Kenny Sanders of Eminence, Missouri; sisters, Ilene Cooper of Steelville, Missouri, Madrene Pulliam and husband Gene of Birch Tree, Missouri. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 6th at 2:00 PM at the Countyline Pentecostal Church in Birch Tree, Missouri with Rev. David Lloyd officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 6th, the family will receive friends from 1 PM to service time at 2 PM at the Countyline Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in Oak Forest Cemetery at Birch Tree, MO under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
Oswell 'SHORTY' Cook

21 Nov 1926 - 16 Apr 1997



 
Oswell Cook, son of Charles Jefferson 'Charlie' Cook and Nancy 'Dolly' Stringer. He married Mildred Barton on Feb 16, 1947 and had five sons. Preceding him in death were his father Charles Cook, one brother Carl Cook and one sister Fern German. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Cook and sons, Jerry, Jim Bernie, Ernie, Rick; his mother Nancy Cook; 4 brothers; Olen, Clyde, Claude and Lloyd and one sister, Bonnie Vandevort; nine grandchildren. Pfc. US Army World War II. Burial at Valley Center Cemetery Summersville Shannon Co MO

Ruby Rachel

VONALLMEN Cook

24 apr 1929 - 25 sep 2001






 
Ruby Rachel Vonallmen Cook, a
ge 72, daughter of Charlie and Ollie Sparks Vonallmen, was born April 13, 1929, in Howell County. She died Sept. 25, 2001, at Ozarks Medical Center after a 12-year battle with cancer. She married Claude 'Duck' Cook Nov. 5, 1960. They had one daughter. She was baptized and saved Aug. 5, 1951. Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Robert, Paul and Jake Vonallmen; an infant sister, Nora Bell Vonallmen; and one grandson. Surviving are her husband of Hartshorn; her daughter, Dorothy Sykes of Hartshorn; three brothers, Lloyd Vonallmen and Vernie Vonallmen of Cabool and Ray Vonallmen of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters, Millie Rackley and Dora Griffin of Cabool; and three grandchildren. Services were Sept. 28 at the Valley Center Baptist Church at Hartshorn with the Rev. Larry Chasteen officiating. Burial was in the Valley Center Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. 

Tony Jay Cook


03 Dec 1942 - 13 Jan 2008











 
Tony Jay Cook of Eminence, Missouri, was born
December 3, l942, in Claude, Texas, to Olen and Lois Cook. He grew up in Claude, graduating from Claude High School in l961. He attended Lubbock Christian College and graduated from Texas Tech University in l967 with a degree in Park Administration. Tony married Judy Hood on May 28, l966, in Lubbock, Texas. Upon graduation from Texas Tech, he joined the National Park Service in l968.. He served at Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains, Virgin Islands, Everglades, Washington, D.C., and finally Ozark National Scenic Riverways from 1974 until his retirement in l995. Tony was a member of the Eminence United Methodist Church where he was on the board of trustees. An avid golfer, Tony served on the Eminence Golf Course Board and was a member of the original golf course committee. In addition to golf, Tony enjoyed playing cards, traveling to visit family and friends, and above all, his two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Olen and Lois Cook, a granddaughter, Hannah, a brother, Crowell, and a much loved brother-in-law, Ted Sedgwick. Survivors include his wife Judy, his two sons Judd and Cody, a daughter-in -law Jennifer, two grandsons Hunter and Riley, a sister Venita Sedgwick, a brother-in-law Tom Hood and his wife Connie, and several nieces and nephews.
ALICE M. FRY COOLEY

06 Feb 1907 - 18 Dec 1978







 
Alice M. Fry Cooley, age 91, of 4862 Oxnard St., Springfield, Missouri died in Springfield Nursing Home Dec. 18, 1978. She was married to Albert R. Cooley, Feb. 6, 1907 who preceded her in death Dec. 29, 1971. They lived in Eminence or nearby until they moved to North Hollywood, CA in 1942 where they resided until October, 1971. Surviving are one son, James C. Cooley, San Jose, California, two daughters, Mrs. Wilma Dooley, Springfield, MO, Mrs. Blanche LaRue, Sanger, California, two sisters, Mrs. Marie Williams and Mrs. Laura Brown, both of Eminence, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Duncan Funeral Chapel, Eminence, MO, December 20, 1978 at 3:00 p.m. Officiating Rev. Cecil Logan, Springfield, MO and Rev. Fred Pulliam of Eminence. Interment, New City Cemetery, Eminence, Missouri.
BEULAH MAE
DYER COOLEY

02 Dec 1916 - 26 Oct 1987









 
Beulah Mae Dyer Cooley, a resident of Prineville, OR since 1942, died Monday at the Oregon Health Science University Hospital in Portland.  She was 70. The funeral was held at 2 pm Friday in the Heritage Chapel of Prineville Funeral Home.  Burial and a concluding service followed at  Juniper Haven Cemetery.  Officiating at the service was Rev. John Tombleson of Prineville Christian Church. Mrs. Cooley was born Dec. 2, 1916 in Alley, MO, to parents George and Lucinda Duncan Dyer.  She spent her childhood and attended schools in Missouri. On July 20, 1935, she was united in marriage to Amos Cooley in Dewey, OK. The couple moved to Sisters in 1937, where they resided until their move to Prineville in 1942. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1982.  Mrs. Cooley has been employed by CL&M Produce and Erickson's Department Store in Prineville for several years. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed rock hounding. Survivors include five brothers, David 'Pat' Dyer of Salem, W. Frank Dyer of The Dalles, Henry Gordon Dyer of Independence, MO, Robert E. L. Dyer of Mountain View, MO, Virginia Ipock of Estacada and Wilma Cooley of Mountain. View, MO Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Crook County Unit, Box 394, Prineville, Or. 97754. 
DOYLE R. COOLEY

22 Jun 1930 - 01 May 2006









 
Doyle R. Cooley, son of James E. and Mary Ann Babe Cooley, was born June 22, 1930 at Birch Tree, Missouri. He passed away in his home near Birch Tree, Missouri on May 1, 2006 at the age of 75 years. Doyle worked in St. Louis, Missouri for Industrial Eng. and Equipment Company for 35 years. He moved back to Birch Tree, Missouri in 1991 after he retired. Doyle is preceded in death by his parents, James E. and Mary Ann Babe Cooley; his late wife, Alma Margaret Renfrow Cooley; one brother, Roy Cooley of Oregon; three sisters, Pearl Adams of Birch Tree, Missouri, Kathern Roussian of St. Louis, Missouri and Janey Longworth of Eminence, Missouri. He is survived by his devoted companion and caregiver Diana Helms of the home; one sister, Fern Dickman of Warrenton, Missouri; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Doyle will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at 11:00 am at Duncan Funeral Home in Birch Tree, Missouri with Rev. Mike Morrison officiating. Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Birch Tree, Missouri under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home. Any donation may be made to Riverways Hospice of Ozark Medical Center, West Plains, Missouri. 

EARNEST E. COOLEY


30 Jan 1892 - 05 Nov 1977












 
Earnest E. Cooley, son
of Joseph and Lula Hedrick Cooley, was born January 30, 1892, near Salem, Dent County, Missouri.  He departed this life at Poplar Bluff, MO, on November 5, 1977 at the age of 85 years, nine months and five days.  He was united in marriage to Pearl Hunt on August 25, 1918, and to this union five children were born:  Ora, of Eminence, MO; Bonny Dale, deceased; Freda, of Ellington, MO; Melba of High Ridge, MO, and Daniel of Fenton, MO  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and infant daughter, two brothers, Calvin and John, and one sister, Sybil.  He leaves to mourn his passing:  four children, ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren, six brothers, four sisters, two sons-in-law, two daughters-in-law, dear brothers and sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.  He was converted and baptized in 1930 and for the past several years had been a faithful member of the Assembly of God Church of Eminence.  He spent his entire life in or close to Shannon County, which he loved. He served his country honorably in the Armed Forces during World War 1. He lived his life close to the soil, being engaged in farming, buying and selling timber.  Being a man who loved his family, whose word was his bond, a friend who could be trusted and relied upon for help or assistance at any hour of the day or night, he will be sadly missed by his family and friends.  We feel that he is not gone, he just moved on to be reunited with his wife in that Heavenly Home that God has prepared for all who love Him.  Buried at New Eminence Cemetery.

JACKIE R. 'JACK'

COOLEY

12 Jan 1948 - 18 Mar 2008




 
Jackie R. Cooley was born Jan. 12, 1948, at Summersville, the
son of Leslie W. Cooley and Lola M. Hines Cooley. He died March 18, 2008, at his home at Centralia at the age of 60. Mr. Cooley worked for the United Parcel Service for 36 years, retiring Jan. 31, 2005. His favorite pastimes and hobbies included camping, hiking, biking and photography. He was an avid audiophile. He was preceded in death by his father and paternal and maternal grandparents. Surviving are his mother of Mountain View; and brothers, Larry and Garry Cooley, Mountain View and Roger Cooley of Columbia. Services were March 21 at the Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with the Rev. Daryl Young officiating. Burial was in the Summersville City Cemetery.

Lola Marie Hines
Cooley



19 Jan 1920 - 18 Feb 2010


















 
Lola Marie Hines, daughter of Oscar D. Hines and Dora Bilbrey Hines, was born January 19, 1920 at Summersville, Missouri and passed away at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, Missouri on Thursday, February 18, 2010, making her age 90 years and 30 days. Lola was united in marriage to Leslie Wayne Cooley November 20, 1940. To this union four children were born: Larry, Roger, Garry and Jackie. Lola spent her entire life in Summersville, with short stays in Kansas, Texas, and Kentucky, until her retirement in 1985. She worked at Angelica Uniform Company for approximately 30 years in Summersville, and when she retired, she moved to Mountain View, MO to be near children, where she lived until her death. Lola enjoyed many things in her life, including cooking, sewing, gardening and traveling. For several years after her retirement, she enjoyed traveling the country with children, especially the western states. She took great pride in the fact that she has been to Mexico and Canada and has dipped her toes in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, all in one twelve month period. Lola’s greatest joy was her large family spreading out from her through five generations, and her favorite pastime was organizing family gatherings and cooking for them. She planned and cooked for the entire family at holidays every year, including her final 2-3 years, where she delegated some smaller items, but cooked all turkeys and hams with all the fixins herself. No one has ever entered her home at any time without being pressured to eat at least a piece of pie or cake, which was always on hand, or a meal if they would allow her a few minutes to get it on the table. Preceding her in death were her mother and father, her husband, two brothers, Amos Hines and Vern Hines; one sister, Thelma Foard; one son, Jackie Cooley; one daughter-in-law, Judy Taber Cooley; and one grandson, Larry Cooley, Jr. Surviving are three sons: Larry Cooley and wife, Sally, of Mountain View, MO; Roger Cooley, of Columbia, MO; Garry Cooley, of Mountain View, MO; six grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren, one brother, Dale Hines and wife, Edythe, of St. Peters, MO; one sister, Eileen Pack and husband, Gene, of Norman, OK; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and uncountable friends and neighbors. Lola had a great sense of humor and enjoyed teasing and bantering with all the younger people in the family. She loved life and was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great-great Grandmother, sister and friend. She will be missed very much by very many for a very long time. Funeral services were held Monday, February 22, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Bro. Daryl Young officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. 

MARGARET EMMALINE

'MAGGIE'
BARNES COOLEY

06 Jan 1881 - 11 Aug 1954

















 
Margaret Emmaline Barnes, the daughter
of Johnny BARNES and Martha ALLMON BARNES, was born January 6, 1881 at New Liberty, Oregon Co MO and departed this life August 11, 1954 at the age of 73 years, 5 months and 5 days. She was united in marriage with William Joseph COOLEY November 21, 1897 in Shannon Co MO He preceded her in death on October 8, 1945. Also preceding her in death were her parents, brother Frank BARNES, and half brother, Rufus 'Bud' HAYNES. To this union were born eleven children: May and Fred, who died in infancy, and Marley ‘Merle’, who preceded her in death on December 28, 1953; Mrs. Ida ‘Pearl’ BALLANCE of Portland OR; Mrs. Jessie Irene TRIPP of East St. Louis IL; Carlos Edgar COOLEY of OR; Mrs. Berniece Elva THOMPSON of Warrenton OR; Theodore Ray ‘Short’ COOLEY of St. Louis MO; Mrs. Clara Odetta RENDLEMAN, Joseph Henry and Johnny ‘Ivan’ Lafayette COOLEY of Winona MO Besides her children, she is survived by 17 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, brother James BARNES of Florissant, Missouri, half-brother Willis HAYNES of Winona; sisters and half-sisters, Mrs. Flora Doane ‘Dona’ REED of St. James, MO, Mrs. Mary Alice WEAVER, Mrs. Martha ‘Ruth’ WHITE, Mrs. Ester DAILEY, and Mrs. Golda Viola 'Ola' BURRELL, all of Winona, and a host of other relatives and many friends. She united with the Methodist Church in early womanhood and despite her physical condition she stayed cheerful and kept the faith as only a Christian could do. Interment was in the Pine Lawn Cemetery at Winona Shannon Co MO  Sources for this information: The Current Wave. - Mrs. Maggie Cooley passed away Wednesday, August 11, at her home in Winona, after a long illness. She suffered a stroke about a year ago and had been confined to her bed since. Her condition became much worse last week and she survived but a few days. Her children, with Mrs. Scoville, have been caring for her. Mrs. Cooley had a smile for everyone and always tried to be cheerful, even though she was in very poor health. She seemed to not want to bother anyone with her suffering. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. We extend our most heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones.

MARY ELLEN

DIXON COOLEY

08 Sep 1928 - 05 May 2005












 
Mary Ellen Dixon was born
September 8, 1928 in Shannon County, MO the daughter of George Dixon and Nora Bailey Dixon. She passed away May 5, 2008 at Mountain View, MO at the age of 79 years. She was united in marriage to Ora Alvin Cooley on August 10, 1946 at Rolla, MO and to this union three daughters were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband Ora Alvin Cooley and one brother George Elmer Dixon. She is survived by her three daughters Pam Slaton of Eminence, MO; Brenda Jernigan and husband David of St. Louis, MO and Beverly Jernigan and husband Larry of St. Louis, MO; five grandchildren Scott Culbreth, Jodie Wilson, Brian Cooley, Jeffrey Cooley and Jay Jernigan; fourteen great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Mary Ellen attended school in the Eminence area. In 1952, Mary Ellen and Ora moved to St. Louis, MO where they lived for several years. In the early 1970's Mary Ellen and Ora moved back to Eminence when Ora retired, and bought the Sinclair Station. Mary Ellen helped Ora at the Station until they retired in 1985. After retirement, Mary Ellen worked at the Eminence Grade School for six years. She and Ora also worked at the trail rides. Mary Ellen enjoyed traveling with her three daughters, spending time with them, and shopping. She loved being at home, gardening and fishing. Mary Ellen loved the country way of life. Graveside services were held Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 10:00 AM at the New Eminence Cemetery in Eminence, MO with Rev. David Fowler officiating under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home in Eminence, MO.

MARY LOU

ATKINS COOLEY

1936 - 09 Apr 1968







 
Mary Lou Atkins, age
31, was born in 1936 to Claude 'Buck' Atkins & Velma Sanders at Winona MO. In 1953 she married William Raymond Cooley at Eminence, and to this union four children were born: Lynn, Denver, Justin and Scott. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband and four children; her mother, Mrs. Fred Cooper; her father, Claude Atkins; sister Brenda Atkins, brothers Norman Atkins and Leon Cooper; stepfather Fred Cooper; two nieces and a host of other relatives and friends. They settled in Summersville about ten years ago where they lived until her illness. She came to live with her mother about two months ago and passed away about midnight on April 9th. She will be sadly missed by all. 'The rose that is the sweetest and fairest, is a bud that is killed by the frost. The one that is dearest and rarest is the dear one we have just lost.' 

Submitted by Norma Myers Stevenson.

ORA ALVIN COOLEY


07 Aug 1921 - 01 Oct 2007
















 
Ora Alvin Cooley was born
August 7, 1921 at West Eminence, MO, the son of Ernest E. Cooley and Pearl M. Hunt Cooley. He passed away Oct. 1, 2007, at Mountain View, MO, at the age of 86 years. He was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Dixon on Aug. 10, 1946, at Rolla, MO, and to this union three daughters were born. He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Pearl Cooley. He is survived by his wife Mary Ellen Cooley of Eminence, MO; three daughters Pam Slaton of Eminence, MO, Brenda Jernigan and husband David of St. Louis, MO, and Beverly Jernigan and husband Larry of St. Louis, MO; one brother Daniel Cooley and wife Norma of Lonedell, MO; two sisters Freida Hill of Ellington, MO, and Melba Wofford of Kansas City, MO; five grandchildren Scott Culbreth, Jodie Wilson, Brian Cooley, Jeffrey Cooley and Jay Jernigan and fourteen great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Ora graduated from Eminence High School in 1939. After graduation he was enlisted in the U.S. Navy from Aug. 3, 1942, until Jan. 12, 1946. Ora served in the Aleutian Islands during his service. He was awarded the Victory Medal, American Area, Asiatic Pacific and the Good Conduct Medal. Ora was a teacher and taught grade school and grammar school in 1940 at a one room school at Blair Creek. In 1952, Ora and Mary Ellen moved to St. Louis, MO, where he worked for Ford Motor Company as a mechanic. In the early 1970s Ora retired back to Eminence, MO, and bought the Sinclair Station. He operated the Sinclair Station until 1985 when he retired. Ora loved hunting, fishing and being on the river. Ora loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. Ora was a member of the United Methodist Church in Eminence, MO. Ora will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Graveside services were held Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at 10 a.m. at the New Eminence Cemetery in Eminence, MO, with David Fowler officiating under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence, MO.

Utah Wilson Cooley




05 Feb 1939 - 14 Oct 2007



 
Utah Wilson Cooley was born February 5, 1939 in Shannon County, the son of  Dora Osbourne Dyer and Joseph Cooley. He grew up with siblings Otto, Ab, Juanita, Nellie, Bert and Wilma. His dad passed away when he was 12 years old. Shannon County was his lifelong home except for a two year period in the Army where he served overseas in Korea. Before heading to Korea, he graduated from Eminence High School in 1956. He furthered his education through attending Agriculture School under the GI Bill upon his return home to the U.S. At the age of 23, he married Lillian Lois Hurt. He helped her raise Gary, Kerry, Brenda and Billy Banks. Utah and Lillian added Shane, Shawn and Melinda Missi Cooley to their family in the years to come. He worked for various mining companies, the National Park Service and loved the family campground that he personally named 'The Lost Four'. He enjoyed gigging and would look forward to it yearly. Another pastime for him was visiting with the guys at Ernie's station or Nick's flea market where he would often trade, swap, or barter for a bargain. He made his decision for Christ after hearing Arthur 'Bud' Younger share the salvation message. In the final years of his life, he enjoyed his grandchildren and hearing of their adventures. He also loved reading the Current Wave newspaper to keep up on all the hometown news. At his passing on October 14, 2007, he was 68 years old and resided at National Care Center in West Plains, MO Graveside service for Utah were held Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at the New Eminence Cemetery at 1PM with Rev. Charles Younger officiating. Interment was in the New Eminence Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Victoire M. 'Vicky'
Rooman
KRAUSE Cooley

01 Jan 1923 - 26 Feb 2009




 
Victoire M. Rooman was born Jan. 1, 1923, in New York City, N.Y., the daughter of Arthur Rooman and Caroline Bosselaers Rooman. She passed away Feb. 26, 2009, in Springfield, MO, at the age of 86 years. She was united in marriage to Frank Krause Sr. and to this union, one son was born. She later married James Clyde Cooley on Dec. 30, 1972, in Reno, Nev. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Caroline Rooman; her husbands, Frank Krause Sr. and James Clyde Cooley. She is survived by one son, Frank Krause and wife, Kris, of San Jose, CA; one brother, Robert Rooman of Springfield, MO; many relatives in Belgium and a host of friends in the Springfield area. Funeral services were held Monday, March 2, 2009, at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO, with Rev. Mary Anne Harris officiating. Interment was in New Eminence, MO, under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence, MO.

DONA PEARL

DERRYBERRY COOPER

05 Apr 1909 - 22 Jul 1993








 
Dona Pearl Derryberry was born
April 5, 1909, at Angeline, Missouri, the daughter of Robert E. 'Lee' and Minnie Jane Watts Derryberry.  She passed away July 22, 1993, at Birch Tree, Missouri, at the age of 84 years. She was united in marriage to Mack A. Cooper on April 25, 1926, at Angeline, Missouri.  To this union eight children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Mack on March 15, 1984; two children, Archie and Dorothy Cooper; and two brothers, Archie and Boone Derryberry. She is survived by two sons, Paul Cooper of Mountain. View, MO; and Murrel Cooper of Birch Tree, MO; four daughters, Norma Pohl of St. James, MO; Rosalee Nix of Dequeen, AR; and Janita Wood and Pearl Etherton, both of Birch Tree, MO; two sisters-in-law, Avis Derryberry of Farmington, NM; and Leona Barnes of Birch Tree, MO; two nephews; twenty-four grandchildren; and a host of great and great-great-grandchildren. Dona was a member of the Berea Mennonite Church of Birch Tree. Funeral services were held July 24, 1993, at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree with Otto Foust officiating.  Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Birch Tree under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree.  

DOROTHY NAOMI

MORTON COOPER

16 Feb 1915 - 05 Jan 2006
















 
Dorothy Naomi Morton, the daughter
of Francis Marion Morton and Naomi Bell Street was born in Haffner, Missouri, February 16, 1915 and passed away at the St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, Missouri on Thursday morning January 5, 2006 at the age of 90 years, 10 months and 19 days. At the age of 24, Dorothy was united in marriage to Eli Cooper at Summersville , Missouri on February 8, 1938 making their union together 43 years before Eli passed away September 16, 1981. To their union one son Jimmy Dale Cooper was born and passed away shortly. She and Eli farmed near Summersville, after Eli passed away she sold the farm and moved to Summersville where she lived until she became to ill to stay at home. She moved to the Mountain View Health Care where she resided until she passed away. She like to piece quilts, and she loved to grow flowers in her yard and did so until she moved to the nursing home. Dorothy was saved and baptized at the age of 83, and attended the First Baptist Church in Summersville as long as she was able. Preceding Dorothy in death are her parents, Francis and Naomi, husband Eli, son Jimmy Dale, and 11 brothers and sisters, Millie Myrtle, Martha Helen, Lucinda 'Cinda'; Aaron Abraham, Manda Anna, Lilburn Elis, Emma Jane, Bertha Magdalean, Marion Ernest, Pearl, Rachel Inez. Dorothy is survived by nieces and nephews; Edith Lavern Crocker and James of Summersville, Missouri; Mabel Sykes and Thurman of Summersville and Wayne and Joyce Morton of Hartshorn, Missouri, Evelyn & Don Hart of Maryland Heights; Venita & husband of Texas; Carl Jordon of Texas; Ruby & Von Wilson of Colorado Springs; and a host of other nieces and nephews. Dorothy was tenderly loved by her nieces and nephew who lives in Summersville. Services were held Sunday, January 8, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Phil Jester officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home.

DOVIE WILLIAMS

COOPER


01 Apr 1890 - 05 May 1964















 
Dovie Williams was born
April 1, 1890, to David Rathid Williams and Mary Barnett Williams near Winona, Missouri, in the Sycamore Community. She departed this life May 5, at the age of 74 years after a lingering illness. She was united in marriage to William C. Cooper on March 6, 1917. Dovie accepted Christ and was baptized as a young woman and her life was proof of her faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, three sisters and two brothers. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband and a daughter, Eva, of the home, one brother, R.V. Williams of Winona, Missouri, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Friday, May 8, at 2 p.m. at the Winona Methodist Church with the Rev. James Wingo and the Rev. Earl Sigler officiating. Burial was in Pine Lawn Cemetery under direction of the Duncan Funeral Home.
Out of town relatives here for the services included Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Pyrtle, Granite City, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. W. M.. Price, Ft. Worth, Texas; Mrs. R. W. Tohline, Bridgeton, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. Dave Norton, St. Louis, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Brown and family, Mountain View, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Brown, Birth Tree, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. Fred O. Brown and family, Buckner, Missouri; and Mr. and Mrs. Arch Copper, Venice, Illinois.

– CARD OF THANKS - We are most grateful to our many friends for their kindness shown to us during the long illness and death of Dovie Cooper, our beloved wife and mother. In expressing our thanks to you, we shall long remember your comforting expressions of sympathy during these days of sorrow. W. E. Cooper, Eva Cooper, Winona, Missouri.

ELI BAILEY 'EAL'

COOPER

14 Oct 1848 - 12 Feb 1924



 
Eli Bailey Cooper, son of
of George Washington Cooper & Serenia Park. Born Oct. 14, 1848 Franklin Co MO; died Feb. 12, 1924 at Flat Rock, Shannon Co MO. He married Elizabeth Francis Armistead Feb. 20,1 868 at Franklin Co MO. Elizabeth is buried in a field near Sullivan MO on the banks of the Bourbeouse River in Franklin County. He married Nancy Ann Bandy Apr. 9, 1863, MO - Dec. 9, 1941, Flat Rock. Eli and Nancy are both buried at Flat Rock Cemetery Shannon Co MO Children of Eli and Elizabeth: Nancy Melviney m. William Lankford Birge, Sarah Ellen, Phoeba Agnes, Jesse Josiah, George Washington, John Henry, Charles Edward, William Eli 'Bill', and Thomas Richard Cooper.
FLORENCE PAULINE
BAY COOPER

18 Jul 1923 - 22 apr 2012

















 

Florence Pauline Bay Cooper was born July 18, 1923 in Howell County, Missouri, the daughter of Harrison “Jake” Bay and Manie (Goodman) Bay. She went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2012. Pauline was united in marriage to Alvin Cooper on June 6, 1941 at Salem, Arkansas. To this union six children were born: Carolyn, Marilyn, Charlene, Darwin, Bob, and Mark. Alvin preceded her in death in 1996 after 55 years of marriage. She is also preceded in death by a son, Darwin Ray Cooper, who was killed in a tragic truck accident in 1986; also, a son-in-law, Clifford Blunkall, in 1999. Survivors include five children: Carolyn and Joe Head and Marilyn Blunkall, all of Birch Tree, MO, Charlene and Doug White of Fairview Heights, IL, Bob and Kathy Cooper, Cherokee Village, AR, and Mark and Paula Cooper of Mammoth Spring, AR; 16 grandchildren: Jeff Head, Jay Head, Paula (Blunkall) Bohannon, Stefani (Blunkall) Taber, Christopher White, Amanda Jo (White) Daniels, Zachary White, Caleb White, Josh White, Aly White, Scott Cooper, Darwin Cooper II, Shana Cooper, Bobie Jo Cooper, Jordan Cooper, and Houston Cooper; eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She is further survived by a sister, Frances Ledgerwood and husband, Earl, of Winona, MO; and a brother, Floyd “Sonny” Bay and wife, Sandy, of Burlington, KY. Pauline was a quiet, modest lady. Her greatest joy was her family. She leaves us a symbol of a life well lived. She was a great example of Proverbs 31:10-31. Verse 29 reads, “Her children arise up and call her blessed.” Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren have fond memories of “Mamaw Cooper” playing with them, making beautiful quilts and special treats for them to enjoy. Visitation was held from 6-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at County Line Pentecostal Church, Birch Tree, with Pastor Rick Binkley and Rev. Doug White officiating. Interment was in Bethlehem Cemetery, Birch Tree, under the direction of Yarber Mortuary. Memorials may be made to the Bethlehem Cemetery fund. Condolences may be made at www.yarbermortuary.com.



Herbert 'Leon'

Cooper

08 Apr 1945 - 18 Sep 2010












 
Herbert 'Leon' Cooper was born
April 8, 1945 in Shannon County, Missouri, the son of Lloyd H. and Floy Jane Depriest Cooper. He departed this life on September 18, 2010 in Baxter County Regional Hospital, Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 65 years. Leon, also known as “Herbie” by family and friends, graduated from Birch Tree High School in 1964. He was united in marriage to Wilma Fern Crabtree on April 18, 1964 in Bartlett, Missouri. To this union, four children were born, Angela Gwyn, Douglas Leon, Heath Jerome and Aundrea Fern. Preceding him in death were his parents, and his wife of 45 years, Wilma. He is survived by his children, Angela Fisher and Jack of Springfield, Missouri, Doug Cooper and wife, Nancy of Henderson, Arkansas, Heath Cooper of Benton, Kentucky, and Aundrea Cooper of Mountain View, Missouri; three brothers, Roderick Cooper of Branson, Missouri, Darius Cooper of Tecumseh, Missouri, and Travis Cooper of Montgomery, Texas; six sisters, Wanda Story, Wilda Layman, and Jerlene Woods all of Birch Tree, Missouri, Cindy Cowen of Rover, Missouri, Alesia Dotson of Thomasville, Missouri and Teresia Cooper of Ash Grove, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Judy Lea Barnes of Montier, Missouri; and one grandson, Sidney Fisher. Leon retired after working in the trucking industry for many years. He enjoyed fishing, farming, and was a dog-lover. He spent his t.v. time flipping channels between Fox News and western movies. He also enjoyed listening to Southern Gospel music and always had time to encourage others in their Christian faith.

JESSE 'EARL' COOPER


11 Jul 1908 - 30 Dec 1989












 
Jesse 'Earl' Cooper, age 81,
f Port Hueneme, California passed away Dec. 30, 1989 of cancer, at home, after an illness of three years. Earl was born July 11, 1908 in Franklin County near Sullivan, the son of Jesse and Dora Toelke Cooper, and was a 26 year resident of Port Hueneme.  He was a retired farmer and carpenter and a member of Local 2024, Carpenter's Union of Oxnard, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Elia and Charles and is survived by his wife Mabel of the home, sisters Blanche Hamilton of Illinois, Bertha Bradford of Birch Tree, and Beulah Dorman, of Eminence, brothers, Clifton W. Cooper of Summersville, and George W. Cooper of Michigan, son Robert, of Marionville, daughters Doris Martin of Eminence, and Ann of Brookline, step-daughter Patricia Ann Dawson of Dana Point, Ca, nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Earl was led to accept Christ by his neighbor the Rev. Alan Stringer, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Eminence, the grandson of his long time friend and neighbor, Lonnie V. Stringer. Graveside services were held at the Conejo Mountain Memorial Park near Camarillo, CA on Thursday, Jan. 4, 1990 at 10 am under the direction of Payton Mortuary.  Services were conducted by the Rev. John Jackson, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Oxnard, CA. Memorial donations may be made to 'Make Today Count', a support group for cancer patients and their families, or the charity of your choice.  

FLOYD DENVER COOPER


15 Jul 1935 - 04 Apr 2006










 
Floyd Denver Cooper, son of
Ray J. Cooper and Pearl E. Willis Cooper was born July 15, 1935 at Hartshorn, MO and passed away at his home in Summersville, Tuesday evening, April 4th, 2006, making his age 70 years nine months and 19 days. Floyd was united in marriage to Doris King October 30, 1981 making their union together 25 years. Floyd worked in St. Louis for many years as a plumber for the Local 110 union. He was a member of the Rolla Labor Union number 840. After his retirement, he moved to Summersville where he worked for Carroll Township, where he did road work. He also owned and worked at his plumbing business, Cooper's Plumbing. Floyd is preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Pearl, and one brother, Ray Cooper. He is survived by his wife Doris Cooper, Summersville; his daughter Debbie Lesinger and her two daughters, of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, Dale Cooper of Summersville and one sister, Velma Ireland and husband Thurman of Farmington, MO; and a special friend to Floyd and Doris, Bobbie Jo Cobble of Summersville. Floyd is also survived by many nieces and nephews and friends. Grave Side Services were held Monday, April 10 at 11 a.m. at Antioch Cemetery in Hartshorn, MO with Rev. Steve Steelman officiating. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

GEORGE WASHINGTON COOPER



27 Nov 1845 - 27 Jun 1924









 
George Washington Cooper was born
Nov 27, 1845 in Wayne Co TN, the son of Joseph and Martha Ann HILL COOPER. He passed away on June 27, 1924 at his home in Winona Shannon Co MO He married Martha Jane MCFALL of Wayne Co TN about 1868 in TN. Their children were George K., Amanda E. , Samuel Joseph, William Elias 'Loss', Vina A., James Monrow, Leander Burr 'Lee', Willie W., Hettie Jane and William 'Irvin' Cooper. G. W. was a Civil War veteran. At age 20 he was attached to Co. B, 7th Cavalry, CSA, Capt. Joseph Tackett's Company. Tackett's Infantry Company was raised under the Tennessee Conscription Act of 1861. The act required all men between certain ages to report for militia duty to support and protect the state. The company was gathered in Wayne Co TN and marched to Nashville to be mustered into active service. The company was apparently partially mustered into service on 5 February 1862, but was ordered away from Nashville before the muster could be completed. This hasty departure was a result of the fall of Ft. Donaldson and Ft. Henry. The company was probably assigned to the 54th Tennessee Infantry Regiment as it was accepted by the same Confederate States mustering officer at the time and place as companies known to have been assigned to the 54th. It was probably company 'D' or 'F'; which one has not been determined. The remnants of the 54th were subsequently merged with the 48th Nixon's Tennessee Regiment in April 1862 and no subsequent record of Tackett's company has been found. The men received no equipment or arms. Neither had they been given food or medical supplies. When ordered away from Nashville, they were forced to return to Wayne County the best way they could. Many of these men later joined the Union Army, including the company commander, Joseph W. TACKETT, indicating that many had been forced into the Confederate Army against their will. George Washington COOPER was one of the men who joined the Union Army. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1921; son George K. in 1893; son Leander in January, 1921; and Willie in 1889. The rest survive. He, his wife, and several children are buried at the COOPER Family Cemetery west of Winona. 

MARTHA JANE 'MATTIE'

MCFALL COOPER



29 Jul 1847 - 11 Jan 1921
 
Martha Jane McFall was born in Wayne County, Tennessee on July 29, 1847, the
daughter of Samuel David MCFALL and Sarah Lovina TURSEY FAIRES MCFALL. She passed away on January 11, 1921 at Winona Shannon Co MO She married George Washington 'Wash' Cooper about 1868 in Wayne Co TN and to this union ten children were born, George K. COOPER, Amanda E. COOPER BETTERTON, Samuel Joseph COOPER, William Elias 'Loss' COOPER, Vina A. COOPER BROWN, James M. COOPER, Leander Burr COOPER, Willie W. COOPER, Hettie J. COOPER BROWN, and William 'Irvin' COOPER. Mattie was preceded in death by her parents; son George K. in 1893; son Leander in January, 1921; and Willie in 1889. She is survived by her husband, Wash COOPER, and the remainder of her children. She is interred in the COOPER cemetery west of Winona.


  


Iva Delores

Huffman Cooper

18 Mar 1916 - 07 Jun 2007
































 
Iva Delores Huffman was born
March 18, 1916, in Doss, Missouri to Raymond Henry Huffman and Mayhulda R. Minitie Fowler Huffman. Iva passed away Thursday, June 7, 2007 at Mountain View, Missouri at the age of 91 years, 2 months and 20 days. Iva went to various rural schools in her childhood, enjoying many play parties, square dances and socials as a young woman growing up. She met the love of her life, Henry Cooper, and they were later married on May 14, 1938. To this union, five children were born: Karen, Marilyn, Jerry, Calvin and Christa. Henry and Iva joyously celebrated 61 years of marriage before Henry’s passing in 2000. Iva was a wonderful homemaker and caregiver to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Many friends and extended family members remember wonderful meals and fellowship at their home. Many times, Henry would bring someone unannounced for a meal, and they never walked away hungry. She loving planting, grew, and canned everything she prepared. Iva was a lady of many talents. She created countless quilts, making sure each of her children and grandchildren had an heirloom quilt. Education was important to Iva. Never having the opportunity to go to high school as a young woman, she completed her schooling and attained her GED at the age of 52. After rasing her five children, she found time to oil paint pictures, saw blades, and washboards. She fashioned a large picture out of buttons from various old garments. Iva handmade crafts out of many items that others threw away. She found beauty in everyday life. Her home was never complete without a bouquet of fresh flowers that she had grown. Most importantly, Iva loved the Lord. Her Church attendance was of uttermost importance to her and she found great joy in her Church families. She was baptized at a very early age, attended the Church of Christ, then the Christian Church here in Summersville for many years. While attending Praise and Worship Church, she decided that she wanted to rededicate her life and was baptized in the Jack’s Fork River. There is no doubt, this sweet spirit has been welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus. Iva was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Minnie Huffman, her husband and partner, Henry Cooper, her half-sister, Bess Smith Land, half brothers, Lee Smith and Jett Smith. two sisters, Ruby Mangan, Orpha Land, and four brothers, Carl Huffman, Aggie Huffman, Truman Huffman, and Ervin Huffman. She is survived by her children, Karen and husband, Jim Montgomery; Marilyn and husband, Jerry Hunt; Jerry and wife, Judy Wilbanks Cooper; Calvin and wife, Wanda Kaut Cooper; Christa and husband, Mike Jackson; 14 grandchildren, James Montgomery Jr., Diana Montgomery Robertson and husband, Steve, Rodney Hunt and wife, Misti, Jason Hunt and wife, Wendi, Jennifer Hunt Burke-Yen and husband, John, Brad Cooper, Rebecca Cooper Parham, Brent Cooper, James Cooper and wife, Lori, Dustin Cooper and wife, Misti, Amanda Cooper Smith and husband, Greg, Mikayla Jackson Chowning, Stephanie Jackson Basham and husband, Daimon, Sean Jackson, and her 27 loving great-grandchildren. Iva loved her home, her family, and her many 'extra' kids that Henry brought home to work on the farm. She had a wonderful love for her Lord and her Church family as well. She enjoyed her stay at the Mountain View Healthcare Center and so appreciated her many care givers there. Her sweet smile and cheerful attitude will be sadly missed by all. Funeral Services were held on Sunday, June 10, 2007 at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Purcell officiating. Interment was in the Summersville City Cemetery under the Direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

Loretta Patricia 'Pat'

SMITH BUCKNER
 Cooper

11 Jul 1939 - 18 Jan 2007










 
Loretta Patricia Smith was born
to William Bueford and Leanore Pugh Smith on July 11, 1939 in Shannon County, Missouri. She passed away January 18, 2007 at Mountain View Health Care at Mountain View, Missouri at the age of 67. Pat was united in marriage to Ernest Clinton Buckner on December 7, 1957 and to this union three children were born. Terri Dianne Grosze, Andrea Dawn Wright and William Mark Anthony Buckner. On December 6, 1977 she was married to Norman Aaron Cooper. She was preceded in death by her parents; one step-daughter, Kasey Cooper; one grandson, Isaac William Grosze, and one step-grandson, Brian Michael Wright. Pat is survived by her husband, Norman Cooper; her three children, Terri Grosze and husband, Gary of Mountain View, MO; Andrea Wright and husband, Ed of Mountain View, MO and Mark Buckner and Tammy Riegle of Cassville, MO; step-sons, Dean Cooper and wife, Karen of Strafford, MO; Steve Cooper and wife, Nina of Glendale, AZ; and Tony Cooper and wife, Krista of Birch Tree, MO; Grandchildren, Hannah Henry, Sarah Buckner, Michele Grosze, Jacob Buckner, Audrey Grosze, Cynthia Wright, Seth Cooper, Curtis Cooper, Anthony Cooper, Andrew Cooper, Evan Lee, A.J. Lee, Cody Lee, and Christopher Wright and six great grandchildren. She spent 20+ years as a nurse at St. Francis Hospital. She enjoyed working in her garden and one of her favorite past times was going to auctions. Graveside services were held Saturday, January 20, 2007 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Teresita, MO.

MABEL LOUIS

ENNIS COOPER

19 Sep 1909 - 18 May 2000

















 
Mabel Louis Ennis passed
away May 18, 2000 at age 90, in LaConner, WA. Mabel was born Sept. 19, 1909 in Grandin, MO to Alvin and Sarah Jane Patterson Ennis, the second of eight children, and was raised in West Eminence, MO  She learned to value education and hard work in order to succeed in life, loved her family devotedly, and displayed a sincere and compassionate interest in those around her.  Between 1934 and 1953 she taught in rural schools, including Wildwood, Flatwoods, Cedar Hill, Story's Creek, Button Rock, Rosewood and Eminence.  After that she moved to California, continuing her teaching career another twenty plus years in the Hueneme School District at Ansgar Larsen and Hollywood Beach schools.  She resided in Port Hueneme, CA over 40 years, frequently spending her summers in Eminence before moving to the Northwest in 1993.  She touched the lives of hundreds of children with her loved and encouragement, helping them achieve their own success.  Along the way she worked many extra jobs like telephone operator and postmistress, augmenting her teaching income to help her family and further her educational goals. A graduate of Southwest Baptist College, she also earned her Bachelor's degree from San Fernando Valley State University, Northridge in 1959.  She obtained Missouri and California Life Teaching Credentials, served various educational associations in Ventura County, and received awards for her work in the field of education.  She never stopped learning and sharing her love with those around her. She was a Past Matron, Order Easter Star #312, Ellington, Missouri.  After retiring from teaching she authored a book, '3R-s in The Ozarks', which told the history of the Story's Creek School, where she taught in the 1930s. Mabel is survived  by her daughter, Patricia Dawson husband Bill of LaConner, WA; sister Ruth Brooks of Oxnard, brother Shannon Ennis of Eminence, MO, grandchildren Bill Dawson of Port Hueneme and LuAnn Dawson Hayden of Dana Point.  She was preceded in death by her husband J. Earl Cooper.  A memorial service was held May 24 in Camarillo, CA.  Submitted by Kay Warren.

Murrel Henry

Otto Cooper

27 Jun 1936 - 09 Jan 2008














 
Murrel Henry Otto Cooper was born
on the old family farm north of Birch Tree, Missouri on June 27, 1936, the son of Mack Arnold Cooper and Dona Pearl Derryberry Cooper. Murrel passed over January 9, 2008 at Birch Tree Place, Birch Tree, Missouri. Murrel was united in marriage March 11, 1958 to Lula Mae Sechrest. To this union, one daughter was born, Kathy. This union also gave him a stepdaughter, Rhonda Pittman, who he raised as his own daughter. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Daniel Archie Cooper and Paul Arnold Cooper; one sister, Dorthy Christine Norris; and one brother-in-law, Ed Etherton. Murrel is survived by his wife, Lula Mae Cooper, of the home; one daughter, Kathy Kolbe and husband, Bruce, of Birch Tree; one stepdaughter, Rhonda Bradshaw of Birch Tree; three grandchildren, Kerri Kolbe Vermillion and husband, Audy, of Mountain View, Missouri, Timothy Bradshaw and wife, Priscilla, of Summersville, Missouri, and Daniel Bradshaw and companion, Jami Sickmeier; three shining stars who brought light and joy to Murrel, his three great grandsons, Dalton Vermillion, Gabriel Bradshaw, and Evan Bradshaw; one step great granddaughter, Jessica Vermillion; four sisters including twin sister Pearl Isabell Etherton, Juanita Jane Wood and husband, Bob, all of Birch Tree, Norma Jean Pohl of St. James, Missouri and Rosalie Nix of DeQueen, Arkansas; a host of nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. Murrel was a kind and gentle man who touched many lives. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2008 at Church of God of Prophecy, Birch Tree, Missouri with Bro. Roger Smith officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Birch Tree under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, Missouri.

WILLIAM EDWARD 'BILL'

COOPER

09 Aug 1930 - 03 Jan 2005







 
William Edward Cooper, age 74,
son of Otto Benton Cooper & Lou Lora Jones, was born Aug. 9, 1930 in Shannon Co MO He died Jan. 3, 2005 at his home at Steelville Crawford Co MO He married Bonnie Ilene Sanders Dec. 29, 1948. They had three children. They recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. Mr. Cooper was an elder of the Trinity Church at Leasburg. He loved horses and enjoyed riding and showing for himself and his son, and keeping up with his grandchildren and his grandsons' basketball games. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Delores Cooper Lawson and Geneva Mae Cooper Neal. Surviving are his wife, of the home; three children, Ronald Leon Cooper of Elkins AR, Donna Mae Kenagy of Cuba MO, and William Edward Cooper, Jr., of Pea Ridge AR; four brothers, Lee, Calvin, Norman and Kenneth Cooper; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were held on Jan. 6, 2005 at Bradford Funeral Chapel at Summersville with Rev. Arthur 'Bud' Younger officiating. Burial was at New Eminence Cemetery.



WILLIAM ELIAS 'LOSS'

COOPER



23 Jan 1875- 18 Aug 1964
 
William Elias Cooper was born January 23, 1875 in Wayne Co TN,
the son of George Washington 'Wash' COOPER and Martha Jane 'Mattie' MCFALL COOPER. He passed away August 18, 1964 at Winona Shannon Co MO. On October, 4, 1905 he was united in marriage to Mary B. GOLENOR, the daughter of John GOLENOR and Nancy JENNINGS GOLENOR. Sadly, Mary died three days after giving birth to their son on August 20, 1906; the infant followed her in death shortly after and the two of them are interred together in the Baptist Hill Cemetery in Winona Shannon Co MO Loss married a second time on March 6, 1917 to Dovie WILLIAMS, daughter of David Rathid and Mary Barnett WILLIAMS of the Sycamore community near Winona. She preceded him in death on May 5, 1964. They were the parents of two children, a son who died in infancy, and Eva, who survives. Interment for Loss COOPER was in Pine Lawn Cemetery next to his second wife, Dovie.



Wilma Fern

CRABTREE Cooper

14 Dec 1945 - 25 Oct 2009
















 

Wilma Fern Crabtree was born Dec. 14, 1945 in Birch Tree, MO, the daughter of Jess and Violet French Crabtree. She departed this life on Oct. 25, 2009, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 63 years. Wilma graduated from Birch Tree High School in 1964. She was united in marriage to H. Leon Cooper on April 18, 1964, in Bartlett, MO To this union, four children were born, Angela Gwyn, Douglas Leon, Heath Jerome and Aundrea Fern. Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Marilyn Needles. She is survived by her husband, Leon, of Henderson, Ark.; children, Angela Fisher and Jack of Springfield, MO, Doug Cooper and wife, Nancy of Henderson, Ark., Heath Cooper of Benton, Ky., and Aundrea Cooper of Mountain View, MO; one sister, Judy L. Barnes of Birch Tree, MO; and one grandson, Sidney Fisher. Wilma was employed as office manager of the Mountain Home Horse Trader office. She enjoyed nature – going on journeys, flowers, trees and rocks. Wilma was a woman of God, always loving and caring. She was a voice of reason to her children and not only a mother, but a friend. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, in Apostolic Temple Church, Birch Tree, MO, with Pastors Rick Rutledge and Rayburn Druey officiating. Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Birch Tree, under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, MO ~

2 women killed in Sunday wreck

Violet Marie Patterson, 83, of Birch Tree and her daughter Wilma F. Cooper, 63, of Henderson, Ark., were killed in a one-vehicle accident Sunday in Arkansas. According to the Arkansas State Police, the accident occurred on Highway 62, 9.7 miles east of Mountain Home at 12:55 p.m. when the Nissan Quest driven by Cooper was westbound. The vehicle failed to negotiate a curve, left the north side of the highway and struck a tree.



BEACIE MARIE BARRETT

MCADAMS ASHER COPELAND

16 Aug 1921 - 16 Nov 2002



 
Beacie Marie Barrett was the daughter of
Otto Ervin and Minnie Mae COOLEY BARRETT. She was born August 16, 1921 at Winona Shannon Co MO, and passed away November 16, 2002 at West Plains Howell Co MO. She is survived by her husband Marion F. 'Pete' COPELAND, five children, Larry MCADAMS, Patsy HARPER, Linda NICHOLS, Robert MCADAMS, Donna AUTREY; her husband’s children, Shirley BUTLER, Lindel COPELAND; ten grandchildren, fourteen great- grandchildren; one great-great-grandson. Beacie is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Dale MCADAMS, second husband, George ASHER, and a one grandson. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery Winona Shannon Co MO.

CHARLES WESLEY COPELAND

Charles Copeland

19 Sep 1924 - 07 Nov 1979













 
Charles Wesley Copeland was the youngest
child born to the late John and Anna Copeland Sept. 19, 1924 passed away Nov 7, 1979 in the Manhattan Eye Ear Nose and Throat Hospital in New York City.  At the age of 13 he accepted Christ as his Savior and before his death he reaffirmed this faith.  Charles was a graduate of the Winona High School and served time in the Army during World War II. After returning from service he enrolled in the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO And after four years received his degree.  He spent a few years abroad spending most of this time in Spain. After returning to the States he did portrait work in Monroe and New Orleans, La. Then to New York City where he lived and enjoyed over 25 years.  From childhood his interests centered around Art and things of beauty and which led him to the commercial field where he did outstanding work in illustrations for book covers, magazines and movies and he finished his last commission three days before entering the hospital.  He had a special love for the people and the beauty of the Ozarks and kept in close touch with his family.  With his happy outlook on life and his works of Art left behind he will long be remembered.  Charles leaves to mourn his passing, two brothers: Muriel of Lees Summit, MO, and Robert of Kansas City, MO. One sister Evelyn Roberts of Winona, several other relatives and many friends.  He was cremated in New York and his ashes were returned to Winona and laid to rest in the family plot in the Mount Zion Cemetery with a private service Nov. 26, 1979.
 'A thing of beauty is a joy forever; It’s loveliness increases, it can never pass nothingness.' Keats

FRANCIS EUGENE COPELAND

05 Nov 1910 - 21 Jan 1967











 
Francis Eugene Copeland, son
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Copeland, was born November 5, 1910 at Winona, Missouri, and departed this life January 21, 1967 at the age of 57 years, 2 months, and 16 days. He was united in marriage to Ruth Rebecca Meade January 19, 1933, and to this union three children were born, one preceding in death. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Ruth, one son, Roy Eugene Copeland or Bridgeton, MO, and a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Jones of Van Buren, MO, three grandchildren, his step-mother, Mrs. Charley Collins of Winona, MO, several half brothers and half sisters, step-brothers and step-sisters, besides a host of other relatives and friends.  He became a Christian late in life. He was a member of the Shriners at Springfield, MO, and the A.F. and A.M. Lodge No. 607 of Eminence, MO  He spent all of his life in Shannon County, except part of one year in Colorado. He moved from Winona, MO to Eminence in 1945, where he was in business for several years. Francis will always be remembered for his kindness and thoughtfulness toward others – a loving father and a kind husband.  Funeral services were held Monday, January 23, 2:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church. Interment was in the New Eminence Cemetery with Masonic services at the grave.

HOWARD R. COPELAND


24 May 1910 - 04 May 1958




 
Funeral services for Howard R. Copeland, 47, who died Sunday in St. John’s Hospital here, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church at Willow Springs with the Rev. Fred McPhail officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Burns of Willow Springs. Mr. Copeland, a barber, was a native of Winona. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Jennie; a daughter, Darlene; three brothers and three sisters.
MO Death Cert.#13811:  Son of Albert Copeland & Rosella Medley; born at Winona. Occupation Barber; married to Jennie Copeland. Burial May 7, 1958 at City Cemetery in Willow Springs Howell Co MO.

JUNIOR WILLIAM
COPELAND

03 Jun 1921 - 12 Sep 1965














 

Junior William Copeland, age 44, of 157 Gibson Lane Corpus Christi, TX died at 8:53 p.m. yesterday in a local hospital. He had lived in Corpus Christi for the past 17 years. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the First Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Clifford Jackson Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife, Inez; one daughter, Mrs. Darwin Bryant, both of Corpus Christi; his mother, Mrs. C. H. Collins, four brothers, three sisters, and four grandchildren. Junior William Copeland was born June 3, 1921 in Winona, Shannon Co., MO He died Sept 12, 1965. His mother was Ella Lue Duncan, born May 26, 1889 near Mahan’s Creek, Shannon Co., MO and died Aug 28, 1985 in Seattle, WA.  Graveside services for Junior William Copeland, 44, of 157 Gibson, Corpus Christi, TX will be at 3:30 p.m. today in Memory Gardens Memorial Park, with the Rev. Jim Darst of the First Baptist Church of Clarkwood, officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Clifford Jackson Funeral Home.  Copeland died Wednesday night Sept 12, 1965. Survivors include his wife, Inez; one daughter, Mrs. Darwin Bryant of Corpus Christi; his mother Mrs. C. H. Collins; four brothers, three sisters, and four grandchildren. Note – Junior William Copeland was born June 3, 1921 in Winona, Shannon Co., MO. His mother was Ella Lue Duncan, born May 26, 1889 near Mahan’s Creek, Shannon Co., MO and died Aug 28, 1985 in Seattle, WA. Local Man Dies of Gun Wounds – Junior W. Copeland, 44, of 157 Gibson Corpus Christi, TX, was dead on arrival at Memorial Medical Center last night. Justice of the Peace Peter Dunne said Copeland apparently died of a gunshot wound in the head. Dunne said he will not make a ruling in Copeland’s death until he holds an inquest today. Copeland was found at his home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Jackson Funeral Home.



RUTH  REBECCA 

MEADE COPELAND

02 Jun 1912 - 11 Aug 1989











 
Ruth Rebecca Meade was the daughter of
the late Adam and Margaret LaGrande Meade. She was born at Timber, Missouri on June 2, 1912 and departed this life August 11, 1989 at the age of 77, in the Riverways Manor Nursing Home at Van Buren, Missouri where she had been residing due to illness. She was united in marriage to Francis Eugene Copeland January 19, 1933 and to this union three children were born, one preceding her in death. She was preceded in death by her husband Francis Eugene Copeland in 1967.  Survivors include one son, Roy Eugene Copeland of Bridgeton, Missouri; one daughter, Margaret Jones of Van Buren, Missouri; two sisters, Doris Tucker of Troy, Missouri and Betty Wells of Eminence, Missouri; four grandchildren, Debbie Starnes, Mark Copeland, Richard Copeland, and Cindy Copeland; two great grandchildren, Brandi Starnes and Sean Starnes; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.  Ruth spent most of her life in Shannon County.  She was a member of the Eminence Methodist Church.  She was also a member of the Eastern Star at Eminence, Missouri.  Ruth made many friends through life.  Her smiling face and her quick wit will be  missed by many.  She was a loving wife and mother. Funeral services were held Monday, August 14 at 3:00 pm in the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence with Rev. Garry Reagan officiating, assisted by Rev. Charles Hassell, Jr.  Burial was in the New Eminence Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.  

WILLIAM COLUMBUS

'W.C.' COPELAND



02 May 1869 - 19 Apr 1941


 
William C. Copeland was born May 2, 1869, died April 19, 1941 at the age of 71 years, 11 months and 17 days. In 1896 he was married to Margaret Short, to which union was born three children, Dessie and Vernon who preceded him in death, and Floyd of Stockton, California, who survives.  In 1909 he was married to Maggie Needham, to which union was born one son, Francis, who is a resident of Winona.  In 1914 he was married to Ella Lue Cupples - actually Ella Lue Cupler - to which union 7 children were born: Bobbie Dean dying in infancy and leaving to mourn his death, Kirby, Ernest, Wilma, Junior, Alzada and Genevieve.  Besides his wife and children he leaves two brothers, J. W. Copeland of Winona, and Albert S. Copeland, of Willow Springs, and three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Ames of Howard, Kansas; Mrs. Vernie Stillwell of Blytheville, Arkansas; and Mrs. Etta Best of Eminence, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

This was a handwritten obituary, composed by Winona, MO mayor J. W. Copeland










Daniel Irby Corbin


13 Aug 1931 - 19 Jan 2010















 

Daniel Irby Corbin, son of Daniel E. and Lula B. Williams Corbin, was born August 13, 1931 in Eminence, MO He departed this life Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, MO at the age of seventy-eight years. Dan is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Edward and Lynn Corbin and two sisters, Laura Corbin Crawley and Lorraine Corbin Kirtley. He is also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Antoinette Corbin. He is survived by his wife of fifty one years, Leah J. Corbin, of the home in Eminence and eight loving children: Daniel E. Corbin of St. Louis, MO; Cathy L. Corbin Dixon of Hillsboro, MO: Donna L. Corbin Bunch of Steelville, MO; Jackie L. Corbin Temples of Bowling Green, KY; Sharon K. Corbin Fry and Marvin I. Corbin of Eminence, MO; Jimmy D. Corbin of Winona, MO; and Linda S. Smith-Sepac stepdaughter of Camdenton, MO Dan is also survived by a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren, and he enjoyed all of them; one loving sister, Alta Woolf of Poplar Bluff, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dan lived most of his life in Eminence. He was a member of the Eminence Masonic Lodge #607 for thirty seven years of which he was Worshipful Master for one year and secretary for seven years. He was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for eight years. A graveside service will be held at a later date.

Thank You - Family of Dan I. Corbin - So many thanks go out to so many, we can't name them, all for their prayers, phone calls, flowers, food. Special thanks to the Christian Church, John and Judy Stewart and Marshall Buffington. God bless all of you. Leah Corbin; Danny, Cathy, Linda, Donna, Jackie, Sharon, Marvin & Jimmy.



BESSIE DELLA

DIXON COUNTS

20 Jun 1904 - 27 Apr 1992









 

Bessie Della Dixon was born June 20, 1904 and passed away April 27, 1992, at the Birch Tree Nursing Home. On December 15, 1918, she was united in marriage to Grant Jewel 'Gude' Counts, and to this union nine children were born. Preceding her in death were her husband, Gude, and two sons Ernest and Charles. She leaves to mourn her passing two sons: Paul of Cuba, Mo and Leroy of Black, MO; five daughters Flossie Underwood Van Winkle, of Winona, Annabel Underwood of Eminence, Nadine Hall of Vichy, Velma McAfee of Winona and Effie Brown of Eminence; two brothers, Charley Dixon of Eminence and Willie Dixon of Winona, and one sister, Edith Davis of Fayetteville, AR; 27 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Bessie spent the active part of her life in the Rocky community, as a homemaker and mother.  She loved to sing, especially in her later years, and one of her favorite songs was 'I'll Fly Away'. She will be sadly missed by us all. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 29, 1992 at 1 pm at the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Winona with the Rev.'s Robert Reed and Jim Eskew officiating. Interment was in Bethany Chapel Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. 



CHARLES 'ALBERT' COUNTS

30 Nov 1888 - 09 Oct 1968




 
Charles Albert Counts was born November 30, 1888, in Shannon County, the son of
Nicholas Lacy 'Lace' Counts & Leuticia Bell 'Tish' Norris Counts. He died October 9, 1968 at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 9 days. On July 18, 1919 he married Dessie Mae Brewster and to this union six children were born. He is survived by his wife, Dessie; three daughters, Flora Bland, Floy Bowie and Gennie O’Dell, all of Winona; three sons, Calvin, Burlin and Carl, of the home; thirteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, one brother, Gude Counts, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at Bethany Chapel Church on October 11, and interment was in the Bethany Chapel Cemetery.

Betty Jane Piatt
Counts

28 Apr 1931 - 18 Sep 2006









 
Betty Jane Piatt was born
April 28, 1931 at Timber, MO, the daughter of Oliver and Blanche Bragg Piatt, and passed away September 18, 2006 at the Mountain View Nursing Home in Mountain View, MO, at the age of 75 years. She was united in marriage to Paul David Counts on November 22, 1947 at Salem, MO, and to this union two children were born. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; parents, Oliver and Blanche Piatt; four brothers, Hugh Piatt; Rex Piatt; Bobby Piatt, and John Piatt; three sisters, Avis Pankey, Edith Piatt and Laura Counts. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Donna Counts, of St. Louis, MO; her daughter, Marcia Counts, of Eminence, MO; one grandson and spouse, Eric and Beth Counts; and one great-grandson, Jeremy Counts, of St. Louis, MO; three sister-in-laws; two brother-in-laws; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Betty was a resident of Eminence, MO since 1993. She attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Eminence, MO Betty was well loved by all, and will be missed by her relatives, friends and neighbors. Funeral Services were held Friday, September 22, 2006 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO, with Rev. Bud Younger and Rev. Garry Reagan officiating.  Interment was in Piatt Cemetery at Round Springs, MO, under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home in Eminence, MO.

BETTY LADONNE PARCEL

BLUNKALL COUNTS

27 Jun 1945 - 01 Jan 2001




 
Betty LaDonne Parcel was born
Jun. 27, 1945 at Prescott Yavapai Co AZ, the daughter of Arlis Albert Parcel and Edna Janet Turley. She died at Winona Shannon Co MO on Jan. 1, 2001, after a long illness. She married Johnny Carl 'J. C.' Blunkall on Jun. 6, 1966 at Winona Shannon Co MO; and to this union two children were born, Ella 'Carlene' and Timothy Jerome Blunkall. She married Joe A. Counts on Jul. 6, 1983 at Eminence Shannon Co MO Betty is preceded in death by her father, Arlis. She is survived by her husband, Joe Counts; her son, Tim Blunkall and daughter, Carlene Norris; stepsons Lesley and Wesley Counts; six grandchildren; her mother, Janet Parcel and two sisters, Judith Parcel and Kay Pulliam. Interment was at Pine Lawn Cemetery at Winona.

CharleS DeweY
'CHARLY' COUNTS


25 Jun 1909 - 19 Mar 2003







 
Charley, son of John Henry Counts and Bertha Alice Atkins Counts, was born Jun. 25, 1909 at Eminence Shannon Co MO, and passed away Mar. 19, 2003 at Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau Co MO He was married first to Martha Ann Harper on Jan. 24, 1931 and had one daughter, Minnie Ruth. Martha preceded him in death on Nov. 27, 1932. He married Jannie Rosetta Chronister on Feb. 24, 1934, in Eminence. Nine children were born. Jannie preceded him in death on Jan. 31, 1996. Charley is also preceded in death by his parents, John and Bertha; five brothers, four sisters, three grandchildren, and one son, Willie Troy Counts. He is survived by five sons, Johnny Counts, Dewey Lee, and Buster Counts, and also David Hamm Jr. as a son; five daughters, Minnie Mayberry, Francis Ollie Bland, Christena Mae Honeycutt, and Kathy Ann Bettis, Betty Jean Walters; one sister, Pearl Yardley, 29 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 12 great-great grandchildren. Burial was at Horner Cemetery on Mar. 19, 2003 under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home.
EXIE COLENE COLE COUNTS

29 Jul 1925 - 2 Feb 2013












 

Mrs. Exie Colene Cole Counts, 87, of Seagrove, NC, died peacefully Saturday, February 2, 2013, at The Randolph Hospice House. A funeral service is scheduled for 3:00 pm Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at Maple Springs Baptist Church with Dr. Howard McNeill and Chaplain Charlie Stutts officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A native of Randolph County, NC, Colene was born July 29, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Claudie Columbus Cole and Pernie Ethel Auman Cole. She was retired from the Shannon Co. Tax Department in Eminence, MO. She was a member of Maple Springs Baptist Church. She enjoyed cross stitching and bird watching. Colene loved nature, deer and flowers. She was full of life and found humor in everything. Her smile and personality made and impact on everyone that she knew. Colene loved to talk. Just being around her made you feel good. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Curtis Counts; son, Cecil Curtis Counts, Jr.; sisters, Clacie King, Hazel Adams, Rachel Gatlin; brothers, Reggie Cole, and Paul Cole. Mrs. Counts is survived by sisters, Avis Cox, of Ramseur, Emogene Kiser, of Seagrove, Wilma Jones, of TX, Edna Hayes, of Asheboro; 24 nieces and nephews; and numerous great nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at Ridge Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Maple Springs Baptist Church, 6012 Maple Springs Road, Seagrove, NC 27341. Tributes may be sent to the family at www.ridgefuneralhome.com.


DONALD GENE COUNTS


19 Mar 1942 - 08 Jan 2004













 
Donald Gene Counts, age 61,
of Eminence, passed away at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, MO on Jan. 8, 2004. He was born March 19, 1942 at Timber, MO to Noble Wesley and Martha Rebecca Counts. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noble and Martha Counts; one sister, Velma Shipton; three brothers-in-law, Russell Shipton, John Piatt and James Swiney; and an infant daughter, Donna Marie, born of a previous marriage. Donald was united in marriage to the love of his life, Donna Lee Counts, on June 20, 1964, and to this union six children were born. He is survived by his wife, of the home; one brother, Thomas Counts and wife, Gwen, of Eminence; four sisters, Lizzie Cricket Piatt of Timber, MO, Bernice Chitwood and husband Melvin of Richland, MO, Anna Faye Bailey and husband Jim of Rolla, MO, and Charlene Swiney of Eminence, MO; five sons, Donald 'Dale' Counts and wife Kandra, Russell Counts, Roger Counts and fiancée Jean Gates, Shawn Counts, and Thomas Counts and wife April, all of Eminence; one daughter, Martha Elliott and husband Victor of Winona; one son by choice, Thomas Counts and wife Tonya of Eminence; 18 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping out on the river. He was an avid beekeeper, proud of his pure Ozark honey. He was happiest when at home and surrounded by his family and friends. He was loved dearly and will be sadly missed. Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 12 at Duncan Funeral Home in Eminence with Rev. Grady Todd officiating. Interment was at the Lone Pine Piatt Cemetery at Timber, under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home.
ELVA EARL COUNTS

22 Feb 1927 - 11 apr 2012







 

Elva Earl Counts was born February 22, 1927 in Eminence, MO the son of James C. Counts and Margaret Emaline (Nash) Counts. He passed away April 11, 2012 at his home in Eminence, MO making his age 85 years. He was united in marriage to Laura Piatt in 1950 at St. Louis, MO. Elva is preceded in death by his parents James and Margaret Counts; wife Laura Counts; two brothers Raymond Counts and Paul Counts; one sister Pauline Thomas and six infant brothers and sisters. He is survived by one brother Frank Counts of Eminence, MO; two sisters Wilma Patterson of Mountain View, MO and Thelma Dixon of Eminence, MO; and a host of other family and friends. Elva enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Most of all, he loved spending time with family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

VISITATION:  Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Duncan Funeral Chapel - Eminence, MO

SERVICES:  Monday, April 16, 2012  - 1:00pm - Duncan Funeral Chapel - Eminence, MO

INTERMENT:  Lone Pine / Piatt Cemetery, Timber, MO



GEORGE 'LEROY' COUNTS

20 Apr 1933 - 03 Aug 2012

















 
Georgie Leroy Counts, son of the late Grant Jewell (Gude) and Bessie Della (Dixon) Counts was born April 20, 1933 in Rocky, MO and departed this life August 3, 2012 at Birch Tree, MO. He had attained the age of 79 years, 3 months and 14 days. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by three brothers Ernest Counts, Chalres Counts and Paul Counts; one sister Nadine Hall; and an infant son Michael Leroy Counts. Leroy was a lifetime resident of Missouri living most of his life in Shannon County or the surrounding counties. He worked in St. Louis, MO for several years at Combustion Engineering as a welder, but being a country boy the Shannon County woods and logging drew him back home. He spent the greater part of his life as a logger. He loved spending time with his brothers and sisters visiting and playing cards. While his health permitted he enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was of the Pentecostal faith and was saved in recent years. Survivors include his children, Loretta Keeling of Eminence, MO, Dianne Stanley and husband Dale of Humboldt, TN, Wade Counts of Winona, MO and Mark Counts of Fremont, MO; his grandchildren, Chris Keeling, Ryan Abbey, Jaime Hampton, Trisha Abbey, Ashley Counts, Christopher Counts, Jeff Stanley, Jill Hinds, Joni Mitchell and Julie Galle; his great grandchildren, Brook Boos, Tanner Hampton, Cameron Woolsey, Chaz Abbey, Avery Terrill, Shaylea Stanley, Aubrey Stanley, Taylor Hinds, Brayden Hinds, Piper Mitchell and Crosby Mitchell; one great great grandson Cooper Boos; his four sisters, Flossie (Dee) VanWinkle, Annabelle Underwood, Velma (Lynn) McAfee and Effie (Jerry) Brown; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who will morn his passing. He will be truly missed by the people whose lives he touched. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 6, 2012 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Archie Taylor officiating. Interment will be in Bethany Chapel Cemetery in Eminence, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes of Winona, MO.

HENRY FRANKLIN
COUNTS

06 May 1924 - 16 Feb 1987







 
Henry Franklin Counts was born
May 6, 1924 at Reno, Arkansas the son of Pete and Myrtle Henson Counts and departed this life on February 16, 1987 at the Brent B. Tinnin Nursing Home in Ellington, MO at the age of 62 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; one half-brother; two sisters; and five half-sisters. He is survived by three brothers, Andrew, Walter and Raymond Counts, all of Sullivan; two half-brothers, Arthur Earl Thomas of Brownwood, Texas; and Noble Wesley Counts of Eminence; three sisters, Leona Ludwig of Sullivan, Lucy May Tuttle of Springfield, and Glenna Counts of Salem; three half sisters, Marie Butler of Ellington, Della Jane Johnson of Bonne Terre, and Mary McClain of Crawfordville, Indiana. Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence with Mr. Rodney Brown & Herald DeWeese officiating. Burial was in New Eminence Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.



LEUTITIA BELL 'TISH'

NORRIS COUNTS


27 Sep 1861 - 3 May 1913
 
Leutitia Bell Norris was born on September 27, 1861, in Aid Twp, Lawrence County, Ohio, the fifth child of Joseph Martin Norris & Mary 'Frances' Harrison Norris. 
She was married in Carter County, Missouri in 1881 to Nicholas ‘Lace’ Counts. Five children were born to Lace and Tish: Fannie, married 1 Charles Warren; married 2 David McCall; Alonzo, married Rosa Randolph; Charles Albert, married Dessie Mae Brewster; Grant Jewel ‘ Gude’, married 1 Bertha Meade; 2 Bessie Della Dixon; and Flora Virginia, married David Dixon. The Counts family remained in the Shannon County area all their lives and Tish died there on May  3, 1913. Lace lived on until November 14, 1934. They are buried in Bethany Cemetery in Shannon County MO.





LUCINTHIA JANE

NICHOLS COUNTS

15 Sep 1890 - 08 Nov 1943





 
In remembrance of our dear sister, who passed away November 8, 1943 - Born September 15, 1890; was married to G. W. COUNTS, and to this union were born seven children: Clyde of Fulton MO; Grace CONLEY of Eminence; Doyle COUNTS of St. Louis; June BARTON of Eminence; Claude, Lloyd and Maudeline COUNTS, at the home with their father. Sister Lue was a member of the church. She joined the church in her early days, and she prayed night and day for her family, so that she could meet them on that bright and happy way, where they would part no more, and no more parting tears, for I know she will be standing at God’s right hand when I reach that happy land. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Bethany Chapel to wait the call of Him who does all things well. - Her sister, Rosey FANSLER.   Sources for this information: SHANNON COUNTY DEMOCRAT – May 25, 1944.

MAY DONA 'DEEN'

COUNTS HALL

09 Mar 1937 - 08 Feb 2007

























 

May Dona Hall passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2007 at her home in Vichy MO at the age of 69 years, 10 months and 30 days. She was born Mar. 9, 1937 to Grant Jewel 'Gude' Counts & Bessie Della Dixon. She was united in marriage to Franklin Dale Hall on Aug. 22, 1964 at Collinsville IL. She worked for Concordia Publishing in St Louis MO for 16 years, and also at the Sayer Publishing Co. in St Louis MO She loved her family dearly; her flowers and garden. May is survived by her husband, Franklin Dale Hall, of Vichy MO; son Dale Franklin Hall and wife Lisa of Jefferson City MO; daughter Kimberly Cheatham of Wentzville MO; brother Leroy Counts of Black MO; sisters Flossie Van Winkle and Velma McAfee of Winona MO; Anna Belle Underwood and Effie Brown of Eminence MO; and grandchildren Cory, Shannon and Dustin Hall, and Jessie Cheatham; great grandchildren Justice Adriene, Montannah Hall and Kennan Huckleberry. May will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Preceding May in death are her parents and three brothers, Ernest, Charles and Paul Counts. Visitation for May was held Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 at the Jones Funeral Chapel in St James MO Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007 at the Jones Funeral Home in St James MO with Jimmie Hance officiating. Pallbearers were Cory Hall, Shannon Hall, Dustin Hall, Dale Hall, Lynn Brown and Donnie Kluge. Burial was at the family plot in the Kinder Cemetery at Cuba MO All arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home of St James MO

~ 'TRIBUTE TO DEEN HALL', Mar. 9, 1937 - Feb. 8, 2007 -

All who knew Deen knew that she was a very special person. Her days were spent finding the good in everyone and in all things. She always knew that if she did her best in life that God would do the rest, and we know that she walked hand in hand with Him throughout her life on Earth. Family and friends were so important to Deen. As we would sit with a cup of coffee she would tell many things about her life, sometimes with tears but mostly with a smile. To talk about her Mom and Daddy brought such a loving look on her face. As she spoke of her husband Frank, a look of such endearment was plain to see. Brothers, sisters, children, nephews, nieces - well, to say the least, each one was very special to her and she was a mother and a friend to all of them. Deen's life was journey on the road to tomorrow; hills, valleys, curves, and turns, with many challenges and rewards, but she always made it through with the help of her family and friends. Today, the flowers that she loved hold their heads high in honor of the Special Lady that Deen was. To all whom she left behind - she would lovingly say 'You are my Special Friends, the ones who walked beside me, comforting me and holding my hand through the times of tears and happiness. You were cherished and loved more than you will ever know. God bless each one of you, and I'll be looking for you in my Heavenly Home.' Missing you - Sonny & Shirley & family.

 


NOBLE WESLEY COUNTS


23 Sep 1907 - 10 Mar 1987








 
Noble Wesley Counts was born
Sept. 23, 1907 at Logan Creek in Reynolds County, MO the son of Pete and Sarah Meade Counts and departed this life on March 10, 1987 at Ellis-Fischel Hospital in Columbia at the age of 79 years. He was married to Martha Rebecca Counts on July 29, 1929 at Rat, MO and to this union seven children were born.  She preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 1972. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one grandson; and five sisters. He is survived by two sons, Donald Gene and Thomas J. Counts, both of Eminence; five daughters, Velma Shipton and Sharlene Swiney, both of Eminence; Lizzie Piatt of Salem; Bernice Chitwood of O'Fallon, IL; and Faye Bailey of Rolla; three half-brothers; three half-sisters; two sisters; twenty grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and one great, great granddaughter. Funeral services were held Friday, March 13 at 11am in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with Rev. Bud Younger and Carl Younger officiating.  Burial was in Piatt Cemetery at Salem under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.  

REBECCA CHILTON COUNTS

15 Nov 1843 - 11 Feb 1912






















 

 

 

The Current Wave – February 22, 1912

 

Mrs. Rebecca Counts, nee Chilton, was born in Shannon county, MO, November 15th, 1843, and passed to her reward on the 11th inst., age 69 years, 2 months and 26 days. On the 2nd day of August, 1866, she was united in wedlock to John W. Counts, to this union was born six children, three of whom are still living. In May, 1868, she confessed God in the pardon of her sins and joined the United Baptist Church, and lived a consistent Christian life until called to join the innumerable host beyond this vale of tears.

When the Civil War spread its blighting effects over a happy and prosperous people; when our homes were left desolate, the fields laid waste and bare, and fire and sword on every hand were devastating our county, Rebecca was just verging into womanhood and Pilot Knob was the nearest railroad station where supplies could be obtained and she, by gaining the good will of both armies, was permitted to pass to and fro without molestation. Thus she administered to the needy, many of whom would have otherwise perished. Mrs. Counts lived the life of exemplary Christianity. To those whom she found in distress, she was never known to “pass by on the other side” and in every conflict of life she was found on the side of mercy. Her ailment was cancer of the stomach, and she was a great sufferer, but throughout her sickness she steadfastly relied on the promise of a crucified Redeemer, and died in the triumph of a living faith. Besides many friends she leaves a husband, three children, three brothers and two sisters to mourn her loss.

Her remains were followed to the grave by a vast concourse of people and interred in the Eminence Cemetery, Rev. Dennis of the M. E. Church, south, conducted the obsequies. ~ Joshua Sholar

 

NOTE: Rebecca Chilton was the daughter of Joshua Chilton and Elizabeth 'Betsy' Chilton. She married John William Counts 02 Aug 1866 at Shannon Co MO Their children were Susan Emily Counts m. Ira Anderson Carr; Joel Nelson Counts m. Susan N. Bolding; Isippi E. Counts died at 11 months of age; Anna Belle Counts m. Alexander Alley, m. Charles W. Parcel; Mary Rebecca Counts m. James John Chrisco, m. James R. Welch; Ada V. Counts m. George Washington Chrisco and Lawrence Rufus 'Tuck' Counts m. Mary Mae 'Mini' Breeden.



Thomas Joseph

'TOMMY' Counts



05 Aug 1948 - 14 Jan 2008



































 
Thomas Joseph Counts
was born August 5, 1948 at Round Springs, MO, the son of Noble Wesley and Martha Rebecca Counts. He was the last male of 7 children born. Tom battled the fight with cancer for two years. He went to live with the Lord on January 14, 2008. He passed away at his home in Eminence, MO at the age of 59 years. He was united in marriage to Gwendolyn Gansert on May 27, 1967 at Eminence, MO and to this union three children were born Gidget, Trixie and Becky. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents Noble and Martha Counts; one brother Donald Counts and one sister Velma Shipton. He is survived by his wife Gwen Counts of Eminence, MO; three daughters Gidget Elaine Banks and husband Tim of Eminence, MO, Trixie Renee Braden and husband Gary of Ozark, MO and Rebecca Colleen Counts of Harrisburg, PA; four sisters Lizzie Piatt of Round Springs, MO, Berniece Chitwood and husband Melvin of Richland, MO, Faye Bailey of Rolla, MO and Charlene Swiney of Eminence, MO and four grandchildren T.J. and Ryan Banks of Eminence, MO and Abigail and Madison Braden of Ozark, MO At the age of 12 Tom got his first job at the local Bales grocery store. At the time his wages were three dollars a day. Also around the age of 12 Tom learned to play the guitar, a hobby that he would enjoy for many years and eventually pass on to his grandsons. He attended Eminence High School and graduated in 1967. Upon graduating from Eminence High School at the age of 18, Tom relocated to Illinois and began working for McDonald Aircraft constructing the F, J, and K model air planes that were being used for the war in Vietnam. During his two year working period for McDonald Aircraft, Tom met Gwen Gansert whom he would later make his wife. At the age of 21 Tom moved back to Shannon County and went to work for the Ozark Lead Company. As a maintenance man his daily duties included running heavy machinery and driving the mine train. After a two year term at the mines in 1971, Tom quit his job and started working for the National Park Service. Starting as maintenance, but quickly moving to construction Tom's main job was restoration. He worked on historical buildings such as the CCC Cabins in Van Buren, MO, the Old Red Mill at Alley Springs National Park, and the Old Susie Nichols Place at Round Springs, MO While working for the Park Service Tom also constructed many homes in the Shannon County area, during evenings and weekends, including his own near Mahan's Creek, where he lived for 25 years. Tom was forced to retire from the Park Service in 1997 when he was injured on the job. In 1997, Tom bought the Old Corry Williams Place at the corner of Highway 19 and 106 in Eminence, MO After the complete renovation, the house was named The Maple Tree Inn and gave families visiting Eminence a place to stay and good breakfast for 15 years. When Tom could find time he loved to go fishing with his good friend Dane Holland. Tom was a member and served as a Deacon at the West Eminence Christian Church and was baptized on November 2, 1977. Tom was initiated into the First Degree in the Eminence Masonic Lodge # 607 on July 16, 1977. He was passed to the Degree of Fellowcraft on September 3, 1977 and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on October 1, 1977. Tom was the Worshipful Master in 1993 and 1994. He loved to work and always said 'Do the job right the first time'. Tom loved his four grandchildren dearly. He was a loving husband and father. He was very loved and respected by his family. Tom will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 10:00 AM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO with Pastor Jeff Fulk officiating. Interment was in Piatt Cemetery at Eminence, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence, MO - CARD OF THANKS - We would like to thank everyone for the visits, prayers, flowers and food that was brought to us before and after Tom's death. A special thank you to Denny Spurgin and family, Glendale and Rita Thomas, Gerald and Carol Thomas, Dane and Connie Holland and family for the food, visits, and special things you've done for us. A special thank you to James Orchard, Andy Bressler, Sarah Bressler and Alvin Bressler for the beautiful music and songs. To Jeff Fulk and family for the flowers, food and sermon on a job well done. Also to my friends and neighbors on F Hwy for the flowers and gift. To Riverways Hospice staff & Dr. Charles Morgan. They all did their very best to help us keep Tom at home, but it was time for the Lord to take him. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank each and every one of you. The family of Tommy Joe Counts.

Eugene FIELD Cowan




26 Feb 1904 - 02 Jun 1973
 
Eugene, youngest son of William J. and Mary E Crandell Cowan, was born on February 26, 1904 and passed away at his home, north of Birch Tree, MO on Saturday June 2, 1973, at the age of 69 years, 3 months, 7 days. Having lived his life time on the family farm, with the exception of 9 months spent in Idaho. He leaves to mourn his passing, his devoted wife Willa Pearl, 1 daughter Wanda and her husband Carl Watson of Thomasville, MO Grand children: Gregory Dwight, Julie Renee, Stanley Ray, and Brian Eugene. Also 2 living brothers: Ray Cowan of Whiteson, OR And Robert L. Cowan of Eminence, MO Also nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death is his parents, 1 sister Lorena, and 3 brothers, Joe, Jimmy, and Arthur. On April 17, 1940 he was united in marriage to Willa Pearl Farris and they spent their married life on the farm where he passed away. Burial at Berea Mennonite Cemetery.

Hazel Byran

JOHNSON Cowan

09 Jul 1904 - 03 Apr 1999







 
Hazel Johnson was born July 9, 1904 in Birch Tree, MO to Price Johnson and Sally Louise Hudson. She passed away April 3, 1999 at the Twin Pines Audlt Care Center in Kirksville, MO at the age of 94 years. Hazel was united in marriage to Robert L. Cowan in 1937 in Birch Tree, MO Three son were born to this marriage. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Robert in 1981; one infant son; two brothers, and three sisters. Hazel is survived, by two sons Robert E. Cowan of Kirksville, MO and Richard Byron of St. Louis, MO; and four grandchildren. She was a member of the Eminence United Methodist Church. Hazel will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, April 6, 1999 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence with Rev. James Doyle officiating. Interment was at Berea Mennonite Cemetery in Birch Tree under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence. Family requests memorials to be made to the Eminence Methodist Church.


Robert Lee Cowan


05 Jan 1900 - 06 Feb 1981

















 
Robert Lee Cowan was born
January 5, 1900 on a farm in the Turkey Oak Community near Birch Tree Shannon Co MO He was the son of William Jefferson Cowan and Mary Eliza Cowan. Following a four-month struggle with cancer, he died February 6, 1981 at 10:45 a.m. at Kirksville Adair Co MO, where he had been a patient for 2 wks. At the time of his death he was 81 years, 1 month, and 1 day of age. Robert attended the Science Ridge Rural School in Shannon County, MO, before entering the Birch Tree High School, from which he was graduated in 1922. He also completed a semester at Southwest Missouri State Teacher’s College in Springfield, MO On February 21, 1937 Robert was united in marriage to Hazel Byran Johnson of Birch Tree. To this union were born three children: twins, Robert Eugene and Harold Dean Cowan, and Richard Byron Cowan. Robert is survived by his wife Hazel of the home in Eminence, MO; sons Robert of Kirksville and Richard of St. Louis, MO; a brother, Leroy Cowan of Corvallis, Ore,; four grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Eugene Cowan of Birch Tree; many relatives; and a multitude of friends and neighbors. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Harold Dean, who died at birth; four brothers, James Arthur, Joseph and Eugene; and one sister, Lorena. Robert was a life-long resident of Shannon County and had taught school at Stony Point and Science Ridge rural schools. He is probably the best known career county officer, having began under Ernest Jadwin as a deputy county clerk. Her subsequently served four terms as county clerk of Shannon County, and , following a period of time during which he was employed by the Hines and Ellerman Construction Co., he served as county Treasure. He retired from this position in 1979. Robert had been a member of the Eminence Chapter of the I.O.O.F., and recently he committed his life to Christ and was baptized into the Methodist Church. Burial at Berea Mennonite Cemetery.

Willa Pearl

Farris Cowan



19 Jun 1907 - 31 Jan 2000







 
Willa Pearl Farris was born
June 19, 1907 at Tenny Grove, Ray Co MO, the second daughter of Edna Lyla Carrick Farris and Fred Franklin Farris. She passed away at her daughter’s home in Alton Oregon Co MO on January 31, 2000 at the age of 92 years. Willa attended grade school in Ray and Carol counties, and in the year of 1918 at the age of eleven years she and her parents left Braymer, MO and moved to Birch Tree, MO They resided there two years on a little farm, after which her father, Fred Farris, leased a big ranch known as the Old Underwood Ranch. She later moved from there to a little farm just outside of Birch Tree, so all of the children could attend high school. Willa Pearl graduated high school in 1928. The following August 13th she was hired to teach a little country school in school district #13 and she had 13 pupils. She continued teaching in the rural schools until 1935. Her last term of school was at Winona, MO She attended college at Cape Girardeau, MO in the summer months and finished in Springfield, MO In 1940 she fell in love and married Eugene Cowan, a local fellow and a wonderful musician. He was employed with the Forest Service. They resided on the family farm until his death in 1973. She stayed on the old farm and lived there until her health declined. She them moved to Alton to live with her daughter, Wanda. During their married life they adopted a daughter, Wanda, whom they raised and loved as their very own. She is survived by one daughter, Wanda Watson of Alton, MO; four grandchildren, Greg Watson, Julie Watson Thompson, Stan Watson, and Bryan Watson; eight great-grandchildren, Erin Marie Watson, James Riley Thompson III, twins Trent Caleb Thompson and Tyler Eugene Thompson, Emma LeAnn Watson, Ella Louise Watson, Gracie Christine Watson, and Isabel Claire Watson; and one sister, Martha Ella Gosnell of Silverton, OR; and a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends. Burial at Berea Mennonite Cemetery at Birch Tree.

Alice Rebecca

Harris Cowen

04 Dec 1919 - 09 Mar 2010










 
Alice Rebecca Harris was born
Dec. 4, 1919, at Mountain View, MO, the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Harris and Hattie Davis Harris. She passed away March 9, 2010, at St. John’s St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, MO, at the age of 90 years. She was united in marriage to Ellis Zimri Cowen on March 6, 1937, in Van Buren, MO, and after his death later married Leo Cowen in 2005. Alice was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Ellis Zimri Cowen and Leo Cowen; eight brothers David Harris, Vard Harris, Elvis Harris, Leonard Harris, Claude Harris, Bill Harris, Howard Harris and John Harris; three sisters Pauline Orton, Hildred Hines and Mildred Kelley. She is survived by one sister, Aleda Dorothy Pruitt, and husband Raymond of Oxford, Miss., and numerous nieces and nephews. Alice loved quilting, crocheting, gardening and spoiling all who came to visit her. Although our hearts are broken, there is a joyful reunion and a great celebration in honor. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, MO, with Rev. Roger Smith officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Mountain View, MO, under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.

ALMA J.
STACY COWEN

19 Nov 1918 - 25 Jan 2004

















 
Alma J. Stacy was the daughter
of Joe and Fannie Stacy. She was born Nov. 19, 1918 at Fredericktown, MO, and went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 25, 2004 at Ozark Medical Center, West Plains, at the age of 85 years, two months and six days. She received her education at White Water School near Perryville, MO. She was employed as a cook at Birch Tree Elementary School and also at the Birch Tree Post Office for 11 years. Alma was united in marriage on Sept. 15, 1934 to Leo Cowen at Van Buren, MO. To this union, five children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Betty Dean; one son, Jerry Wayne Buddy; four brothers; six sisters; and one grandchild. She is survived by her husband Leo Cowen of the family home; one son, Lindell Cowen and his wife Mildred, all of West Plains; two daughters, Patricia Yarber and special friend Daniel Conley of Springfield, MO, Janice Tharp and husband, Jerry, of West Plains; ten grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She dedicated her life to the Lord at an early age and was a faithful member of the Church of God of Prophecy for 72 years. She and her husband teamed together in the ministry for over 50 years. She was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother. Putting everyone's needs before her own, she was compassionate person beyond words. Though her passing leaves a great void, she has left a heritage that will carry on for years to come. Although our hearts are grieving, there is a joyful reunion and a great celebration in heaven. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the Church of God of Prophecy in Birch Tree with Dion Prewett and Stacey Prewett officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View.  [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]

BEULAH MAE

MOONEY COWEN

01 Aug 1924 - 14 Nov 2006










 
Beulah Mae Mooney was born Aug. 1, 1924 at Blairs Creek, eldest daughter of Walter Mooney & Daisy Ferguson. Departed this life Nov. 14, 2006 at 82 years, 3 months, 14 days, at her home in Eminence. United in marriage to Chesley Cowen May 28, 1942 and to this union 5 children were born. She leaves to mourn her passing two daughters, Pat Camden and Ruth Cowen of Winona; 2 sons, Billy and Rodney Cowen of Eminence; 3 brothers, Jim, Tom and Bob Mooney of Eminence; 4 sisters, Glenda Thomas, Hazel Turner, Rose Patterson and Betty Pitts, all of Eminence; 16 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, sons Jerry Martin and Harold Cowen, her parents, brothers Harold, Doyle, Gene and Kenneth, and sister Ruth Slaton. Beulah worked at Angelica Uniform for many years. Following retirement she spent many hours sewing and making baby quilts for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She attended church at the House of Prayer at Winona until her health failed. She will be truly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services were held on Friday, November 17, 2006 at 1:00 PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO with Rev. Doug Shannon officiating. Interment was in the New Eminence Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence, MO

Billy Ray Cowen

07 Mar 1949 - 09 Feb 2008


















 
Billy Ray Cowen was born
March 7, 1949 at Midridge Shannon Co MO the son of Chesley Edward Cowen and Beulah Mae Mooney. He passed away Feb. 9, 2008 at his home in Eminence at the age of 58 years, 11 months and 2 days. He was preceded in death by his parents Chesley and Beulah Mae Cowen; two brothers Jerry Martin and Harold Cowen; his grandparents Edward and Lucille Cowen and Walter and Daisy Mooney. He is survived by his brother Rodney Gene Cowen and Linda of Eminence MO; sisters Patricia Camden of Winona MO and Ruth Cowen and Kenneth of Winona MO; his first and last love Doris Stidem of Hillsboro MO and a host of other family and friends. Billy Ray was raised in Shannon County. He enlisted in the United State Army at the age of 17 years where he served until he was honorably discharged in 1972. During his time in the United States Army, Billy served two tours in Vietnam. His job as a Harbor Craft Boatswain. He was awarded the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. After he returned from service, Billy Ray moved to Brownsville TX where he and his brother Rodney worked on the shrimp boats and worked as a carpenter until 1974. In 1979 he moved to Kenai Peninsula, Alaska where he worked for a year as a carpenter and fisherman catching salmon. In 1980 Billy Ray returned to Eminence where he worked as a carpenter, and doing rock work with Shorty Magness. Billy loved hunting and fishing. He loved natured and always enjoyed feeding the birds and watching the squirrels. He always enjoyed the quietness of being by himself, sitting by the river, and enjoying nature. Billy Ray will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial services will be held at Alley Springs MO on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 12:00 Noon with Rev. Archie Taylor officiating. Friends and family are invited to the services and to remain after the services to visit. Family requests only non-alcoholic beverages be brought.

Leo Cowen




18 Oct 1915 - 17 Dec 2008










 
Leo Cowen was the son of
George Zimri and Rachel Elizabeth Cowen. He was born October 18th, 1915 in Van Buren, MO He went home to be with his Lord and Savior on December 17th, 2008 at OMC in West Plains, MO, at the age of 93. He worked in the logging industry for many years and was also a retired minister. A veteran of World War II, his service will never be forgotten. He was united in marriage on September 15th, 1934 to Alma Stacy at Van Buren, MO The two were happily married for sixty-nine years and to this union, five children were born. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, one daughter Betty Dean, 1 son Jerry Wayne Buddy, seven brothers, three sisters, and one grandchild. In 2005, he was re-married to Alice Cowen. He is survived by one son, Lindell Cowen and wife Millie, West Plains, MO; two daughters, Patricia Yarber, Springfield, MO and Janice Tharp and husband Jerry Tharp, West Plains, MO; 10 grandchildren, Gene Cowen and wife Beth, Patti Baker, Marlon Berry and wife Gaynell, Robbie Berry and wife Debbie, Scott Yarber and wife Gena, Jamie Yarber and wife Beth, Misty Goodfellow, Dion Prewett and wife Charla, Stacey Prewett and wife Belva, and Lori Prewett-Colbert and husband Levi; 23 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He dedicated his life and was a faithful servant to the Lord. He and his wife teamed together in the ministry for over fifty years. He pastored numerous churches in the state of Missouri and touched the lives of many people throughout his lifetime. He was a very loving husband, dad, and grandpa. He was a hero for our family and our country, and even though his passing leaves a void, he has left a heritage that will carry on for years to come. Although our hearts are broken, there's a joyful reunion and a great celebration in Heaven! Funeral services were held Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 1:00 pm at the Church of God of Prophecy in Birch Tree, MO with Rev. Dion Prewett and Rev. Stacey Prewett officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View, MO.

WILMA BERNICE

STACY COWEN

24 Feb 1923 - 28 Nov 1990













 
Wilma Bernice Stacy was born
February 24, 1923 in Madison County, Missouri; the daughter of Joseph Mile and Fanny Hawkins Stacy and departed this life on November 28, 1990 in the St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View at the age of 67 years and 9 months. She was united in marriage to Junior Millard Cowen July 30, 1983 [sic] in Eminence, and to this union six children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Edward; two grandsons; four brothers and four sisters. She leaves to mourn three sons:  Willard and Larry of Mountain View, and Kenny of Birch Tree; two daughters, Barbara McQuay and  Diane Brinkam of Birch Tree; three daughters-in-law and one son-in-law; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mellie Mayberry, Stella Griffin and Alma Cowen. As her mother departed this life early on, leaving Wilma at the age of five months; her sister, Ollie Hawkins raised her as a daughter for this reason, also leaving to mourn, Elmer and Glen Hawkins Birch Tree; Ester Hawk of Troy; and Peggy Phelps of Kansas City.  This being her second family of brother and sisters. She was converted at an early age and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Birch Tree; she was faithful to her church and helped in missionary work anyway she could. She loved her children very much and they were her pride and joy.  There will be an empty place in their lives.  She will be sadly missed by her family, friends and all who knew her. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 1, 1990 at 1 pm in the Church of God of Prophecy in Birch Tree with Rev. Calvin  Jones and Rev. Virgil Barnes officiating.  Burial was in the New Eminence Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree. 

ANNA RUST COX

20 Feb 1897 - 07 Nov 1983












 
A resident of Prineville, Oregon since 1938, Anna Rust Cox died November 7 at Ochoco Nursing Home.  She was 86 years old. Graveside funeral services were conducted November 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the Juniper Haven Cemetery; officiating at the services was Rev. Robert. Clevenger of the Christian Church. Mrs. Cox was born February 20, 1897 near Summersville, Missouri, the daughter of Bernhardt and August Wilks Rust. Anna spent her childhood in Missouri and attended schools in Missouri. She later attended the Teachers Normal School, also in Missouri. On September 16, 1922, she married James Brian Cox in Shannon County, Missouri. Mrs. Cox had taught school at both Boyd's Creek School and the Ink School while living in Missouri. She and her husband moved to Oregon in 1937 and settled in Mitchell, prior to their move to Prineville, Oregon in 1938. Mrs.  Cox taught at the Grizzly Mountain School during World War II.  Her career since that time was a homemaker. Mrs. Cox had been active in working with the 4-H organization for over 22 years.  She was also a member of the Carnation Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.  She attended the Church of Christ in Prineville.  Her many interests included knitting. Survivors include her two sons, James B. Cox and Rust Cox, both of Prineville, Oregon; one brother, Otto Rust of Oceano, California; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1957; her daughter, Anna Mildred, 1931; by her parents and sisters.  

BILL COX

09 Jan 1928 - 02 Apr 2006


























 
Bill Cox of
Winona, Missouri was born to Marie Lange Cox and Earl William Cox of Onarga, Illinois on January 9, 1928 and passed away peacefully in his home on the morning of April 2, 2006. He was 78 years old. This loving husband, father, grandfather and newly great grandfather lived his boyhood in Illinois, graduating high school in the town of Onarga in 1945. On November 6, 1949 he was married to the love of his life, Shirley Irene Defries with whom he shared a love for raising livestock. Bill was a long time member treasurer and president of the Onarga, Illinois 'Boots and Saddle Club' and his young family enjoyed showing horses at many shows and fairs with Bill. Soon after marriage, the Cox's began to raise their family on a farm. The family moved to the beautiful Ozarks in 1958 where Bill and Shirley began their life on the Bar C Ranch. They had 4 children while raising 7 breeds of registered sheep and traveling to many states. While on the road, the Cox family made many lifelong friends from all across the country. While in Winona, Bill began actively working with the local youth to develop the Winona Wranglers 4-H Club. Bill's life was dedicated to his family and their livestock but he also loved children and enjoyed participating in many different 4-H projects and parades with the club members. In addition to working with his livestock, Bill also worked as a welder, a heavy equipment operator and a mechanic throughout his life. Bill was a man who always strived very hard to provide the best life possible for his family. He never shirked a task. His generosity and sense of humor are defining characteristics that he will always be fondly remembered for. Bill lived a long and fruitful life in which he was able to touch many lives and pass his knowledge and experiences with livestock on to his friends, children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Shirley, their four children, Pamela and husband Sam, Kevin, Tracy and husband Galen and Monty Clay. His grandchildren remember their 'Grandpa Bill' as a man of firm kindness, truth and generosity. Bill has 11 grandchildren who are making their lives or growing up in various parts of the country. Kasey, Heidi, Erin Anne Annie, Kody, Beau, Kristina, Kristy, Landon, Logan, Lacey and Laramie will always hold their grandpa in fond memory. Bill is also survived by his brother Gene, sister Mary and great grandchildren, Ashton, Quentin, Tyler, Adam and the family's 'special daughters' Reta and Kari. Bill Cox was admired by his many friends and family. He accomplished many things in his life which cannot be described in the summary of a few sentences. Bill was loved, loved his life, family and friends. Because of these things he was a success in life and left this world in peace to claim his reward. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Yarber Mortuary in Mountain View, Missouri.  [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]

James Richard Cox




Mar. 18, 1940 - Apr. 2, 2010




















 
James Richard Cox - Age 70, Summersville, Missouri, made his way home to be with the Lord after a brave battle against cancer on April 2, 2010. With his wife and daughter at his side, Richard was blessed to have taken his last breath at home in his own bed with the sounds of a soft rain on the tin roof of his beloved cabin. The Lord knew how Richard loved a rainstorm and chose this special time for his homecoming. Richard was born at home in Jonesboro, Tennessee on March 18, 1940 to James Orville and Pauline Beatrice Cline Cox. The first years of Richard’s life were spent in the hills of northeastern Tennessee.  Those formative years held special memories for him throughout his life that eventually guided him to the Ozarks. At an early age, Richard’s family relocated to Illinois in search of employment. He attended schools in Peoria and Pekin. At the age of 19, Richard began working for C.P.C., International at Pekin, Illinois and continued until his retirement in 1982. Two children, Kimberly Renee and Curtis Eugene, were born to Richard and his first wife. He married Kathie Ledgerwood in Pekin, Illinois on January 12, 1973 and took on the role of father to her one-year old daughter, Kerry Lynette, making him a father of three. Richard enjoyed hunting in earlier years, but took more pleasure in the appreciation of wildlife after moving to the Ozarks in 1984. He was always ready for a good game of cards, pool, or table tennis before experiencing life in the Ozarks, where riding his ATV through the hills and fishing and canoeing the rivers gave him greater pleasure, quite the storyteller, his recollections of his life experiences were entertaining to all who visited. His grandchildren will remember that he taught them to color, play card games, and appreciate nature. He had special nicknames and 'secret handshakes' for each of them. Missing Grandpa’s presence in their lives are Tracie Earls, Corey West and Nicole West, all of Illinois, and Kalli Pruett and Gabe Pruett of Missouri.  Richard leaves behind his wife and best friend for 37 years, Kathie, of the home; mother, Pauline Waggoner of Kingsport, Tennessee; three children, Kimberly Chris West of Morton, Illinois, Curtis Cox of Monmouth, Illinois, and Kerry Pruett of Rolla, Missouri; two brothers, Eddie Diana Cox of Floral City, Florida, and David Cox of Kingsport, Tennessee; mother-in-law, Frances Anderson of Mountain View, Missouri; sister-in-law, Margie Osborne of Willow Springs, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.  Greeting Richard on the other side are his father, father-in-law, Clyde Ledgerwood, and special nephew, Richard Lee Cox. Riverways Hospice of West Plains and Mary Matthews, R.N. provided palliative care and promoted quality of life in his last months. For this service and friendship, his family is thankful.  Funeral services were held on April 7, 2010 at Bradford’s Funeral Chapel in Summersville Missouri with Rev. Emmett Bradford officiating. Interment was at Bethlehem Cemetery at Birch Tree, Missouri under the care of Bradford’s Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Texas County Animal Shelter or Summersville Branch Library. Online condolences for the family may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net.

NANCY JANE

KARR COX

23 Aug 1893 - 22 Jan 1987






 
Nancy Jane Karr Cox, the d
aughter of Alonzo and Nancy Karr was born August 23, 1893 at Ink, MO and died January 22, 1987 in Bethesda Care Center at Grand Junction, CO., after a lengthy illness. She spent her childhood and attended schools near Ink.  She was married to David E. Cox October 8, 1911, at Ink, MO  They moved from Ink to Bear River, CO. in 1916.  In 1918 they moved by covered wagon to De Beque, CO. where they spent the rest of their lives.  Mr. Cox died in 1956.  Mrs. Cox loved gardening, flowers and was an excellent  seamstress, making more than 100 quilts.  She was a member of the De Beque Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Mayo Payne of De Beque Co.  A son James 'Harry' of Fruita, CO., a brother, David Karr of Summersville, MO and two sisters, Estella Tucker of Herculaneum and Ruth Burke of Webster Grove, MO, seven grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren.  Two great grandchildren are deceased. Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grand Junction, Co.
ALLEN F. CRABTREE

01 May 1930 - 03 Apr 2012










 

Allen F. Crabtree, 81, of Alton, MO, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 2:20 a.m. at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, MO. Allen was born May 1, 1930 in Winona Mo, son of Jim Crabtree and Sarah “Ann” Hoskins. He was united in marriag
e to Marlene Fry and had 3 sons, Eugene, Keith and Dennis. July 3, 1983, Allen was united in marriage to Betty Wheeler of Alton, MO who survives him. Allen was Baptized at Victory Church in Alton, MO and was a member of The United Baptist Church in Alton MO. Allen’s passion was working in the log woods and hauling loads of logs. He also enjoyed raising cattle and gardening. Allen was such and warm and loving person that he always had time for a much welcomed visit from family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Betty Crabtree; two sons Keith Crabtree and Dennis (Tammy) Crabtree; Sister. Dorthy (George) Knuckles; Sister Beulah (Bobbie) Pingleton; Brother, Ellis “Jim” (June) Crabtree. Grandchildren: Matt (Candy), Nick, Adam Lance, Lewis, one step grandson Mike, and three step-great grandchildren. Proceeded in death by: Mother (Sarah “Ann” Walker; Father Jim Crabtree; Wife, Marlene (Fry) Crabtree, Son, Eugene Crabtree; Sister, Blanch Tipton; Daughter-in-law, Jody Crabtree (Keith); and Grandson, Adam Crabtree (Keith). There will be an open visitation at Clary Funeral Home, Alton, MO, all day Thursday, April 5 2012 and funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2012 with burial at Eminence Cemetery.  Allen was deeply loved and will be missed by all. 


Beatrice OLSON 'BEA'

Crabtree



12 Jan 1915 - 31 Mar 2008






 
Bea Crabtree, age 93 of Springfield, MO, was carried by angels to Heaven on March 31, 2008. She was the first born to William E. and Mary F. Henderson Olson, on January 12, 1915, in Lee, IL. She graduated from DeKalb High School in DeKalb, IL, in 1934. She married Det. J.C. 'Tiny' Smith, on June 30, 1936, and to this union were born, Vivian, Miles and Kenneth. Bea married William 'Ed' Crabtree and to them a daughter, Sherrye, was born. She worked as a cook at Ft. Wood during World War II, and as a linotype operator, cashier and pastor of many small country churches. For the past 25 years, she has faithfully attended Calvary Temple Assembly of God, and was a faithful member of the ladies prayer group and Sunday school class. She spent many hours a day in prayer and reading her Bible. Bea was preceded in death by her son, Miles; her parents; her husbands, Tiny Smith and Ed Crabtree; brother, Merle; infant sister, Lorena; a brother-in-law, William Wallis; two sisters-in-law, Ruby and Glennis Olson; and grandson, Gary McCormack. She is survived by her children and spouses, Vivian and Donald Stringer, Hartshorn, MO, Kenneth and Roberta Smith, Marshfield, MO, Sherrye and Allen Kuhn, Springfield, MO; a daughter, Wilma Jackson, Oklahoma City, OK; daughter-in-law Margaret Smith, Houston, MO; a sister, Lydia Wallis, DeKalb, IL; a brother, Mervin Olson, Herrin, IL; grandchildren, Warren, Dorvan, Lesa, Greg, Wayne, Mark, Loretta, Mike, Gary, Regina, Robert, Stephanie, Donald and Brent; many great and great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation was Wednesday, April 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home East, 3540 E. Seminole. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., April 3, in the funeral home. Burial was April 3 at 3 p.m. in Antioch Cemetery, Hartshorn MO.

Floyid Harold Crabtree

03 May 1931 - 10 Sep 2006
















 
Floyid Crabtree was born May 3, 1931,
in Hartshorn, MO to Charley L. and Martha Ellen Spencer Crabtree. He passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2006 at Mountain View Healthcare in Mountain View, MO at 75 years of age. He was united in marriage to Neva Christine Plummer on August 23, 1950 in Birch Tree, MO Floyid was a faithful member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Mountain View. He attended very faithfully until his illness prevented him from going. He enjoyed gardening and collecting miniature cars. Floyid loved working at Town and Country grocery store, were he was employed for many years and met many friends. He also liked going to yard sales and flea markets. Floyid loved to spend time with his grandchildren. He had a big heart and cared about everyone he knew. Floyid is preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Carrie Pendergrass, Stella Jackson, Beatica Stark and Loretta Brown; two brothers, Arvel Crabtree and Rufus Crabtree; two infant brothers; and one son-in-law, Terry Tharp. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Neva Crabtree, of the home; three daughters, Darline Tharp and husband, Garry, Sr., of West Plains, MO, Janet Tharp of Mountain View, MO and Judy Green and friend, Joe, of Omaha, AR; one brother, Jesse Crabtree, of Owensville, MO; two sisters, Pauline Hicks and husband, Bob, of Gerald, MO and Grace Stark of Raymondville, MO; eight grandchildren; four great-grandsons; many nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at Yarber Chapel in Mountain View, MO with Bro. John Benning officiating.  Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Mountain View, MO Arrangements were under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, MO Memorial donations can be made to the Autism Fund. 

AUGUST J. CRAFT

08 Nov 1897 - 03 May 1983









 
Funeral services for August J. Craft were conducted Thursday, May 5 in the James and Gahr Chapel, with Bill Prugh officiating.  Mrs. Glen Wilson was the organist and vocal music was by the Church of Christ.  Interment was in the Cedar Grove Cemetery with Ronald, Paul, Rick and Dennis Craft, Eddie Dodson and Gary Chandler as pallbearers. August J. Craft was born November 8, 1897 in Dent County and died May 3, 1983 at the Salem Hospital at the age of 85 years. In 1920, August Craft and Celia Comely were married  and to this union five children were born.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Nancy Reed Craft; three brothers, Robert, Malcolm, and Willis; one sister, Mae Koogler. Survivors include his wife, Celia of the home in Salem; five children, Wendell Craft  of St. Louis, Wilma Dodson of Maplewood, Earnest Craft of Valley Park, Lou Counts of St. Louis and Dean Chandler of California state; one sister, Ethel Sherrell of Eminence; 16 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and other relatives. At the time of his death, Mr. Craft was a member of the Southside Church of Christ. He will be deeply missed by his wife, children and by all who knew and loved him. 

Wendell D. Craft


28 Sep 1926 - 08 May 2010










 
Wendell Craft was born
September 28, 1926 in Shannon County to August and Celia Comely Craft. Mr. Craft died May 8, 2010 in Salem at the age of 83 years, seven months and ten days. He married Ruth Happel May 20, 1988. Preceding him in death were his parents; son, Rickie Craft; brother, Ernest Craft; sisters, Wilma Dodson and Willa Dean Chandler. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Craft, Salem; children, Dennis Craft and wife, Linda, Overland Park, Kan.; and Lorna Jenkins and husband, Ellis, St. Louis; sister, Etta Lou Counts and husband, Jack, St. Louis; grandchildren, Monica Swindle; Jamie Helfed and husband, Matthew; and Jordan Craft; two great-granddaughters, Isabel and Sophia Steinmetz; and a host of extended family and friends. Funeral service was May 12, 2010 at James & Gahr Mortuary Chapel, Salem, with Pastor Mickey Davis, Pastor Gary Bartle and Mr. Al Gowen officiating. Special memories were recalled by grandchildren, Jamie Helfed and Jordan Craft. Music was provided by James and Mildred Walker and Dennis Skiles, accompanied by Teresa Wells. Pallbearers were Dennis Craft, Jordan Craft, Matthew Helfed, Bill Cowan, Jerry Counts, Gene Counts, Gene Craft and Danny Hagan. Honorary pallbearer was Dennis Shelton. Interment was in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

WILSON DAVID CRAFT

13 Feb 1893 - 11 Dec 1973

















 
Wilson D. Craft, son
of the late Phillip and Nancy Reed Craft, was born Feb. 13, 1893, at Licking, MO and passed away on Dec 11, 1973 at the Salem Memorial Hospital, Salem, MO, at the age of 80 years, 9 months and 28 days. He was united in marriage to Maggie Koogler on August 6, 1916, and to this union were born 9 children.  His wife, Maggie and infant twin sons, Ray and Roy, passed away in 1929.  Others who preceded him in death were his parents, one sister, May Koogler, and four brothers, Arie, Arthur, Robert and Malcolm Craft. He professed his faith in Christ a number of years ago and lived a good Christian life.  He loved to attend church and enjoyed visiting with his many Christian friends. He is survived by his seven children:  Tony Craft of St. James, MO, Mrs. Lorene Warren, of Eminence, MO; Amos Craft of Ballwin, MO; Mrs. Juanita Williams, of Marshall, MO; Mrs. Iva Conway and Winfred Craft of Fenton, MO, Mrs. Alta Blake of Round Springs,  MO; four sons-in-law; 30 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Sherrell, of Eminence; one brother, August Craft, of Salem, MO; and many, many nieces and nephews. He was a loving and devoted father and grandfather and brother. He will be sadly missed by his family, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 2 pm, Fri., Dec. 14, 1973 at the Assembly of God Church in Eminence with Rev. Lloyd Welch officiating.  Interment was in the New Cemetery Pine Lawn at Winona, MO under the direction of James-Gahr Funeral Home of Salem, MO  Pallbearers were grandsons Willis Craft, Jerry Conway, Gerald Warren, Derrell Craft, Emmett Williams, Bobby Craft.
NOTICE:  In the Wilson Craft obituary that ran in the Jan. 3rd issue of he Current Wave, three daughters-in-law's names were omitted unintentionally:  Cecil Craft of Ballwin, MO; Freda Craft of Fenton, MO and Wilma Craft of St. James, MO  He also had 35 great grandchildren  instead of 33 as stated therein.

DAISY L. HUTCHINSON

MAYBERRY CRAIG

24 Jan 1915 - 22 Sep 2000











 
Daisy Hutchinson was born
January 24, 1915 in Farmington MO, the daughter of  Harrison HUTCHISON and Mary Frances VAUGHN HUTCHISON. She passed away in Springfield MO on September 22, 2000. She was united in marriage to Marley D. MAYBERRY on December 18, 1931. Three children were born to this union. Marley preceded her in death in October, 1973. She later married Gilbert H. CRAIG, on December 14, 1974. He preceded her in death on February 25, 1999. Daisy was also preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, one grandson, two great-great grandsons; two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by two sons, James Roger MAYBERRY, Hermann MO, and Larry Dale MAYBERRY, Winona MO; one daughter, Betty RUSSELL, Winona MO; two sisters, Velma HAYNES, Winona MO, and Maudie SPURGEON, Winona MO; eleven grandchildren, twenty- three great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and a very special friend, Maggie FARRIS of Winona MO Daisy will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 25, 2000 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev. Glen HAMPTON officiating. Interment was in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona MO   Sources for this information: The Current Wave, October 11, 2000.


LOUIS VERLIN
CRAIG



23 Jan 1914 - 21 Dec 1992

 

Louis Verlin Craig was born January 23, 1914 at Mountain View, MO. Lewis passed away on December 21, 1992 at the Birch View Nursing Center at the age of 78 years. Louis was united in marriage to Nellie Muriel Norris on July 5, 1935 at Eminence, MO and to this union four children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Earline; two brothers, Dean and Champ; and one sister Delphia. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Nellie of the home; one son Ted Craig and wife Ruby of Winona, MO; two daughters, Glenna Lane of  Winona, MO and Evanell Newman and husband of Jerseyville, IL; one brother, Jack Craig of Saratoga, WY; three sisters, Lu Eva Linley of Kelso, WA; Alice Butler of Longview, WA; and Betty Neff of Klamath Falls, OR; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Louis lived and worked in this country all of his life.  He worked in sawmills and hauled logs.  He truly loved the sport of fox hunting, and will be greatly missed by his fox hunting buddies. Louis accepted Christ as his Savior several years ago and lived his life for the Lord. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 23, 1992 at 2 p.m. at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev. James Eskew officiating. Interment will be in the Horner Cemetery at Winona under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. 


MARY MADELINE
KAIGHIN CRAIG


03 jUL 1918 - 09 oCT 2010
 

Mary Madeline Kaighin Craig, the daughter of the late John Kaighin and Annie Castleman Kaighin was born July 3, 1918 at Yukon, Missouri, and passed away October 9, 2010 at the Mountain View Health Care in Mountain View, Missouri making her age 92 years. She was united in marriage to Eugene Craig August 27, 1938 making their union together 53 before Eugene passed away . To their union three children were born Marlyn Jean, Kent Thurman, and Mary Diane. Mary accepted Christ as her personal Savior at a very young age. Mary was faithful in her service to the Lord. Mary is preceded in death by her parents, John and Annie, her husband Eugene, her daughter Diane, three brothers and 2 sisters. She is survived by her children, daughter Marlyn Love and husband Roland of Overland Park, Kansas, son Kent Craig and wife Carol of Summersville, Missouri, two sisters, Helen Kaighin of West Plains, Missouri and Edna Holder of Licking, Missouri, 6 grandchildren, Jeanie Evans, Steven Craig, Sherry Tune, Janet Chandler, Lori Dixon, and Ryan Dixon, 10 great grandchildren, Lynette Cooper, John Craig, Tiffany Tune, Nicholas Evans, Ashley Smotherman, Jake Chandler, Lauren Chandler, Katherine Chandler, Cassidy Craig and Zachary Craig, 4 great great grandchildren, Jaiden, Jenna, Jacob and Paige. Mary will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 10 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Purcell officiating. Interment will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

 


MARY FRANCES

ORCHARD CRAIG

26 Feb 1937 - 24 Aug 2007





















 
Mary Frances Orchard was born
February 26, 1937 to Charles Leonard 'Judge' and Willa Marjory Bales Orchard in Jefferson City, Missouri. Her early childhood was spent in different places where work was available to her father. These places included Jefferson City, Eminence, and St. Louis, Missouri as well as Colorado. She attended school and graduated from Eminence High School in 1954 as the Salutatorian of her class. She was married to Franklin James Craig on July 21, 1954 at the home of Josie and Dryden Orchard in Vancouver, Washington. To this union four sons were born Charles Michael, Franklin James, Vincent X, and Glen David. Mary worked for several different companies including McDonnell-Douglas and Emerson Electric from which she retired about 1990. She lived most of her married life in Valley Park, Missouri where she and Frank raised their children. Mary's most loved hobby was reading and she also enjoyed travel and fishing being especially fond of Bennett Springs State Park. Her family also shares many memories of the special times they spent in Shannon County. Mary passed away Friday morning, August 24, 2007, at her home in Valley Park, Missouri. She was surrounded by her family as she left this world and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Leonard Orchard; and is survived by her mother, Willa Marjory Orchard of Eminence, MO; her husband, Franklin Frank of the home; four sons, Charles Michael of the home; Franklin James II of Seattle, Washington; Vincent X and his wife, Terry, of House Springs, MO; and Glen David and his wife, Jackie, of Manchester, MO; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a brother, Leonard Leroy Orchard and his wife, Susan, of Eminence, MO; a sister, Jane Anne Smith and her husband, James, of Eminence, MO; as well as a host of other family members. A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, September 5, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Valley Park United Methodist Church, 436 Valley School Drive, Valley Park, MO 63088. A short service will begin at 6:45 p.m. conducted by the Reverend Anthony Amato. A catered buffet will be available for those wishing to partake. Mary wished to be cremated, thus there will be no graveside service. The family will be glad to display any photos of Mary at the memorial service, either past or present that friends would like to provide. They will be returned at the end of the service. In lieu of flowers a donation to a local Hospice would be appreciated.  

NELLIE MURIEL

NORRIS CRAIG



03 May 1916 - 04 Mar 2000  
 
Nellie Craig
passed away at her son's home in Winona with loved ones by her side on March 4, 2000 at 6:00 p.m. Nellie was born to Nancy Elizabeth JONES NORRIS and Louis Jiles NORRIS on May 3, 1916 at Winona MO She married the love of her life, Louis Verlin CRAIG on July 5, 1934 at Eminence MO She was 83 years, 20 months and one day at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis V. CRAIG, one daughter, Earlene CRAIG, her mother and father, six sisters and four brothers, and many nieces, nephews and other family members. She is survived by one son, Ted CRAIG and wife Ruby of Winona MO; two daughters, Glenna LANE of Winona and Evanell and husband Tim NEWMAN of Jerseyville IL; one brother, Oscar L. 'Brownie' NORRIS and wife Norrine of Winona, and many nephews and nieces; 14 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She gave her life to the Lord Jesus at an early age and attended Munsell Chapel until her death. Nellie was a special person, with love for everyone. She had a gift of making you feel as if you were her 'favorite'. She lived for her family and they were her life. She will be greatly missed by all. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Archie TAYLOR officiating. Interment was in Horner Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave. 

Ted Melburn Craig, Sr.




17 Jul 1935 - 24 Oct 2008









 
Ted Craig was born
July 17, 1935 at Rogers Creek, MO to Louis and Nellie Norris Craig. He passed away at his home in Winona, MO on October 24, 2008 at the age of 73 years, 3 months and 7 days. He married 1st Marilyn Seahorn. He married 2nd Ruby Jean York on June 30, 1973 at Raymondville, MO He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Nellie Craig; one sister Earlene Craig; one grandson Glen Craig; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law Cyrus and Lydia York. He is survived by his wife Ruby Craig of the home in Winona, MO; seven children Su Lyn and Tim Powell of Andover, KS, Rocky and JoAnn Craig of Andover, KS, Joe and Milmor Craig of Derby, KS, LuAnn and Dennis Conway of Vandalia, IL, Melburn and Mary Ann Craig of Farmington, MO, Teddy, Jr. and Patti Craig of Winona, MO, Rosemary and Edward Thomas of Winona, MO; 24 grandchildren Angie, Davey, Denise, Dennis, Dustin, Brandy, Delhia, Rachael, Damon, Nathan, Teanna, Teddy III, Kari, Brooke, Adam, Adriene, Amber, Justin, Robbie, Melissa, Heath, Ryan, Hannah, and Jordan; 12 great grandchildren Matthew, Sydney, Cody, Daniel, Whitney, Drew, Dillion, Katie, Delaney, Andrew, Carter and Ryleigh; two sisters Glenna Lane of Mountain View, MO and Evanell Tim Newman of Jerseyville, IL; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. Ted grew up on Rocky Creek where he spent time enjoying his favorite hobbies such as horseback riding, hunting, fishing and helping his father log and fox hunt. Ted was active in the community and served on the Winona School Board for eight years. He also served as Mayor of Winona for two years. Poppy enjoyed time spent with his family and friends. He had a great love for country and bluegrass music. He would often gather with those who loved to sing and play. He was loved and respected in the community by all who knew him. Ted became a Christian as a young man. He recently rededicated his life to the Lord. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral Services were held Monday, October 27, 2008 at the House of Prayer Church in Winona, MO with Bro. Archie Taylor officiating. Interment was in Horner Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona, MO.

VERTIE F. WILSON

CREAGOR

25 Jan 1883 - 15 Oct 1966


 
Vertie Wilson Creagor, age
Age 83, of 1353 East Grand, Springfield, MO, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday in her home after a six month illness.  Mrs. Creagor, a member of the Central Assembly of God, had lived in Springfield 50 years, coming here from Warrensburg.  She is survived by one son, Clell, Cabool; four daughters, Mrs. Betty Jeffries, Kansas City, Mrs. Glenn Gillespie, 771 South Street, Mrs. Paul Thomas, 315 East Turner, and Mrs. William Edwards, Los Angeles, CA, 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ralph Thieme.

EDNAMAY ADALINE

VERHINE CRIBBS

19 Oct 1923 - 18 Nov 1983




 
Born on the 19th day of October in the year of our Lord 1923, Ednamay was the was the only child of Emery C. and Rose S. VERHINE. Edna died on the 18th day of November in 1983 at Willow Care Nursing Home in Willow Springs MO at the age of 60. She was married to Leonard B. CRIBBS in St. Louis MO on August 14, 1943. They had three daughters, Margaret ‘Peggy’ DOOLEY, Eminence MO; Barbara R. WILSON, Smith Mills KY, and Elaine WEBER, Round Spring MO She is survived by her three daughters, six grandsons, four granddaughters and one great granddaughter. Leonard preceded her in death on August 10, 1977. Edna attended the Fellowship Tabernacle Church of West Eminence MO She was a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. She was dearly loved by many and will be missed by all.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave, November 23, 1983.

Eunice M. Crider

29 May 1924 - 12 Mar 2008











 
Eunice Crider was born
May 29, 1924 at Summersville MO the daughter of William Othel Crider and Maude Lee Williams Crider. She passed away March 12, 2008 at Cabool MO at the age of 83 years. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by numerous cousins and friends. Eunice was raised in the Summersville area and graduated from Summersville High School in 1943. She moved to St. Louis and worked at Carter Carburetor from March 1945 until she retired after 36 years in August 1981. She was a retired member of United Auto Workers Local 819 in St. Louis MO Eunice was a member of the Summersville First Baptist Church. Eunice was a faithful prayer warrior. She loved the youth of the church and told them constantly that she was praying for them. She took an active part in discussion in the Training Union Class and studied her Bible faithfully. She enjoyed gospel music, Sunday night singings and purchased special books for the choir to use. She enjoyed providing cookies for the children at Vacation Bible School. Funeral Services were held Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Summersville MO with Rev. Tommy Boyd officiating. Interment was in  Summersville City Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Summersville.

LEONARD STANLEY

CRIDER

22 Oct 1921 - 30 Jun 2006





 
Leonard Stanley Crider, age 84, was the son of
Delbert Crider & Ruth Summers Maxville - Born Oct. 22, 1921 at Summersville. He died Jun. 30, 2006 at his home at Summersville. He married Eunice Bon Nov. 4, 1945. They were married 61 years and had one son. Mr. Crider served in the Army for more than 21 years before he retired. He worked for Conway-Winteres Shoe Factory for several years. He was a lifetime member of the Summersville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7222. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, jean Frauenfelder. Surviving are his wife, Eunice, of the home; son James Crider, Raymondville MO; two sisters, Maxine Hornberger, Granite City IL, and Juanita Wessel, Rose hill KS. Services were held Jul. 3, 2006, at the Bradford Funeral Home at Summersville with Rev. Arvel Schweighauser officiating. Burial with military rites was at the Flat Rock Cemetery.

WANDA 'LAVERNE'

CHANEY CRIDER

27 Nov 1921 - 25 Jan 2004


















 
Wanda 'LaVerne' Chaney was born Nov. 27, 1921 in Birch Tree, the daughter of Amos and Lola McBride Chaney. She departed this life on Jan. 25, 2004 at her home in Birch Tree at the age of 82 years. In her early years she traveled from Missouri to Colorado with her parents while her dad worked at numerous sawmill camps. In 1940, she graduated from Birch Tree High School and then attended college at Missouri Teacher's College in Springfield, MO On Dec. 19, 1943, LaVerne married Porter Nig Crider in Arkansas. To this union 12 children were born. LaVerne taught all eight grades in several one room schools. She also drove a lime truck and a dump truck, as well as a school bus. She worked at the MFA in Birch Tree as a cashier, worked at Angelica Uniform in Eminence, the shoe factory in Birch Tree, and retired from the U.S. Postal service where she had been a rural carrier in Birch Tree. For pleasure she traveled a great deal throughout all fifty states. Approximately four years ago, she traveled to Israel, Greece, Egypt and Jordan. Now she is on her greatest trip of all. She was a member of Pioneer Baptist Church in Birch Tree. She was preceded in death by her husband Nig; her parents Amos and Lola Chaney; an infant granddaughter, Julie Ledgerwood; two infant brothers and one son-in-law. She is survived by her 12 of her children: Deloris Sohm of Rolla, MO; Joy Hinkle of Houston, MO; Alice Hulbert, Kaye Ledgerwood, Patty McNew, Danny Crider, Davy Crider, and Jeff Crider, all of Birch Tree; Jim Crider of Winona; Calvin Crider of Eminence; John Crider of Van Buren, MO; and J. R. Crider of Springfield, MO She is also survived by her sister Alice Bybee of Hartshorn and brother, Melvin Pete Chaney, who lives near Dallas, Texas; 29 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 28 at Pioneer Baptist Church in Birch Tree, with Brother Sean Reese officiating. Special music was performed by members of her family: Son, Davy performed a guitar solo of Amazing Grace, followed by the song A Crown for Mother , sung by sons Davy and Danny and grandson Steve, concluding with the entire family singing Gone Home. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Yarber Mortuary.  [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]

MARION 'DALLAS'
CRIDER

03 Jul 1913 - 08 Jun 1989






 
Marion Dallas Crider was born
July 3, 1913, at Bland, Missouri, the son of Fred and Sadie Reed Crider and departed this life on June 8, 1989, at St. John Regional Health Center in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 75 years. He attended school at Delaware, Missouri.  He was united in marriage to Irene Smith on February 12, 1938, at Rolla, Missouri, and to this union two sons were born. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. He is survived by his wife, Irene, of the home; two sons, Gene Crider of Rolla, MO; and Junior Crider of Eminence, MO; one brother, Lloyd 'Dutch' Crider of Eminence, MO; six grandchildren, Judene Blackburn, Dena Phillips, Lisa Smith, Kristi Long, Doug Crider, Kevin Scott Crider; and nine great-grandchildren. Dallas was a member of the Eminence Assembly of God Church. Funeral  services were held Saturday, June 10 at 10 am in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with Rev. Lloyd Welch officiating.  Burial was in New Eminence Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence. 

MAUDE E. REMBY

GRANDSTAFF CRISS

21 Mar 1891 - 24 Oct 1972



 
Maude Criss, age 81, died on October 24, 1972 in Lawrence Douglas Co KS. She was born March 21, 1891, in Duroc, Benton Co MO, the daughter of Rosa Belle BRADLEY and Jesse REMBY, and step-daughter of John Richman ROBERTS of Shannon Co MO Maude lived in the Buckeye township of Shannon County for some years, and there met her first husband, Edward GRANDSTAFF, son of John Howard and Eliza Ellen NORRIS GRANDSTAFF. They were married on January 19, 1911 at the home of her mother and stepfather, John and Rosa Belle ROBERTS. He died on Nov. 13, 1932 in Kentucky. She married William Milton 'Bill' CRISS on October 6, 1943 at Oskaloosa Jefferson Co KS. He preceded her in death on July 12, 1972. She was a member of the Perry Church of Christ. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Velma FOWLER, Grantville KS, Mrs. Mildred SIMMONS and Mrs. Margaret KEMPTER, both of Lawrence KS; Mrs. Ruby POWERS, Cedar Rapids, IA; and Mrs. Ruth COLE, Seattle, WA.: four sons, Melvin GRANDSTAFF and Marvin GRANDSTAFF, both of Perry KS, D. E. GRANDSTAFF, Oakley KS, and Clarence GRANDSTAFF, Topeka KS;. two step sons, Wilbur CRISS, Eudora KS, and Eugene CRISS, Chandler, IN.; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy ROBERTS ALLEN, Winona, MO; and Mrs. Goldie ROBERTS SLOAN, Lawrence KS; two brothers, Earl ROBERTS, Lawrence, KS, and Lee ROBERTS, Neosho MO; and several grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Services were held on October 27, 1972, at 2 p.m. at the Perry Church of Christ in Perry KS. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry KS.  Submitted by Willa Grandstaff Norwood.

JESSE CROTZER


12 Feb 1883 - 11 Jun 1964
















 
Jess Crotzer, son of Jacob and Rosa Crotzer, was born February 12, 1883, at Carrsville, Kentucky.  He departed this life June 11, 1964, at the St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, Missouri, at the age of 81 years, 3 months and 20 days.  He was united in marriage to Mary Jane 'Mollie' Brandon on October 1, 1910. They lived the 53 years of their married life in Winona.  Jesse accepted Christ and was Baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on October 31, 1920.  Jesse and Mollie were blessed with five children, one died as an infant.  He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, infant son and five brothers.  He leaves to mourn his passing: four children, Eva Sullivan of Greendale, Missouri, Ruth Morris of Lucerne Valley, California, Clyde Crotzer of St. Louis, Missouri, and Mayo Deatherage of St. Ann, Missouri. He is also survived by three brothers: George Crotzer of Liberty, Missouri, Loyd Crotzer of Carrsville, Kentucky, and Robert Crotzer of Marian, Kentucky. One sister: Nellie Ferrell of Paducah, Kentucky, and 2 sisters-in-law, Mrs. Amelia Russell of Winona, Missouri, and Mrs. G. A. Reasoner of Ellisville, Missouri. Also 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held June 14, at the Christian Church in Winona with the Rev. Earl Sigler conducting the service. Burial was in Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home.  Out of town relatives attending the services were: H. L. Sullivan, Jr., Grandview, Missouri; Ronald W. 'Bill' Sullivan, Laurel, Maryland; Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Reasoner, Ellisville, Missouri; rest is missing. JESSE CROTZER - Card of Thanks - The family of Jesse Crotzer wish to express their deepest appreciation to the many people who did so much for all of them during their time of sorrow.  May God bless each of you.  Clyde Crotzer & family, Eva Sullivan & family Mayo Deatherage & family, Ruth Morris & family.

Dorothy Ellen
Bradford Crouch

28 Aug 1928 - 15 Aug 2010















 
Dorothy Ellen Bradford was born
August 28, 1925 in Texas County, Missouri to Richmond and Mary Pruett Bradford. She passed away at the Granger Nursing Center, Granger, Iowa, Sunday evening, August 15, 2010, making her age 84 years. Dorothy grew up in the Clear Springs area and received her education in Clear Springs. As a young woman she moved to Iowa where she married Orrin B. Crouch on January 14, 1946. They were blessed with one son, Charles Richmond. Dorothy was faithful to attend church as long as she was able. She enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals baseball, and was an avid fan. She enjoyed tending flowers and visiting and keeping up with her family. Preceding her in death are her parents, Richmond and Mary, her husband Orrin, a daughter-in-law, Toni, two brothers, Fred and Gilbert Bradford; two sisters, Pauline Lee, and a young sister, Delitha Bradford, who died at age 3. She is survived by her son, Charles Crouch of Dallas Center, Iowa; two grandsons, Dale Crouch of Boone, Iowa, and Steve Crouch of Lincoln, Iowa; two step-granddaughters, Michelle Mickey Williams of Des Moines, Iowa, and Beth Johnson of the St. Louis area; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren, and one grandchild, who will arrive shortly; three sisters, Louise Cox and husband, Clifford, of West Plains, Missouri, Marie Bell of Mountain View, and Genieve Hill and husband, Don, of Springfield, Missouri; one brother, Dale Bradford and wife, Bernice, of Clear Springs, Missouri; and one sister-in-law, Marie Bradford of St. Louis, MO; and a host of other family members. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 20, 2010 at 1:00 PM at the Clear Springs Community Church with Rev. Emmett Bradford officiating. Interment will be in Clear Springs Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

Telsa Lorene

FERGUSON Crouch

03 Aug 1917 - 28 Jun 2006







 
Te
lsa Lorene 'Telsie' Ferguson was born August 3, 1917 in St. Louis MO to Harvey O. Ferguson and Alice Ferguson. She passed away June 28, 2006 in Fremont MO at the age of 88 years. Telsa is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Cecil Crouch, three sons Billy Crouch, Floyd Ray 'Jack' Crouch and Jim Crouch and one daughter Alice Enloe. Telsa is survived by seven children Harvey Crouch of Fremont MO; Elizabeth Vaughn and husband Wayne of Morrilton AR; Evelyn Schulte and husband Michael of St. Charles MO; Linda Haney of Fremont MO; Patricia Rives and husband William of St. Charles MO; Terry Crouch of Hazelwood MO and David Crouch and wife Brandi of Centralia MO; one brother Leonard Watson of Iowa; 28 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Telsa will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held July 1, 2006 at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View MO with Jimmy Gilbert officiating. Interment was in the Old City Cemetery in Mountain View MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home.

STEPHEN Y.
'STEVE'
CULP

09 Dec 1905 - 09 Mar 1988









 
Stephen Y. Culp, age
82, of Warrenton OR, died March 9, 1988 at an Astoria nursing home of an extended illness. He was born on Dec. 9, 1905 in Birch Tree MO, the son of James C. and Nannie DODSON CULP. He was raised and educated in the Banner District, Shannon Co MO, and moved to Warrenton OR in 1936. On October 6, 1944 he married Mary Leona WILLIAMS in Astoria OR. He worked for the Astoria Plywood Mill for 12 years, then purchased the Warrenton Supermarket, which he owned and operated from 1960 until 1975 when he and his wife sold the business and retired. He was a past member of the BPOE Elks Club. He very much enjoyed his children and the happiness which they shared jointly, being together. Survivors include his wife, Mary L. CULP, Warrenton OR; two sons, Charles CULP of Sutherland OR, and Don CULP of Warrenton OR; two stepsons, Dewey and Kenneth DUNN, both of Warrenton OR; two stepdaughters, Thelma BOYLE and Louise ATKINS, both of Warrenton OR. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Memorial contributions for those who wish, may be made to the Oregon Heart Association, or the American Cancer Society.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave, May 11, 1988.

Bryan Lee Culpepper


30 Dec 1961 - 25 Nov 2010













 
Bryan Lee Culpepper, age 48,
of Van Buren, was born December 30, 1961 in Kansas City, Missouri, and departed this life November 25, 2010 at his residence in Van Buren, Missouri. He had attained the age of 48 years, ten months, and twenty-six days. Bryan had made Van Buren his home since 1972. Bryan was intricately intertwined with the Ozarks. His artistic ability reflected that love of the area, as well as other cultures and regions. Children were naturally drawn to Bryan, and this was especially apparent through his interpretive efforts with the National Park Service. Bryan’s curiosity of the natural world kept him outdoors absorbing everything around him and he was never without a field guide. He had a passion for archaeology and Native American cultures. Bryan was the founder of the Carter County Historical Commission and established the Ozark Riverways Heritage Days at Big Springs through which he won the Freeman Tilden Award, the highest honor for a National Park Ranger. Bryan shared a special bond with his nieces and nephews. Whether walking through the woods, telling a joke, or drawing them into the history of their culture and natural surroundings, Bryan’s gentle spirit will forever be imprinted. For 28 years Bryan shared his life with Renata Coleman Culpepper who survives; he is also survived by his parents, Ray and Barbara Culpepper of Van Buren; one brother, Darrel Culpepper and his wife, Dana of Apex, NC; two sisters, Rebecca Hoffman and husband, Steven of Louisville, KY, Peggy Tarrence of Van Buren and many other relatives and friends who mourn his passing.

DORCAS IRENE ADIER CULPEPPER


27 Jan 1926 - 7 Mar 2013











  Dorcas Irene Adier-Culpepper, daughter of the late Noah P. and Dicie Ellen (Landis) Dale, was born January 27, 1926 in Hornersville, Missouri and departed this life March 7, 2013 in the Riverways Manor Nursing Home in Van Buren, Missouri. She had attained the age of eighty-seven years, one month and eleven days. Irene was a longtime resident of Van Buren, Missouri and had formerly resided in Dove Creek, Colorado. She was a cook and formerly worked for the Van Buren RI School District and also had cooked for several restaurants. Irene enjoyed gardening, flowers, crocheting, quilting and had enjoyed reading before her eyesight failed. On May 15, 1947 she was united in marriage to Harley Adier in Salem, Arkansas. He preceded her in death. In 1959 she was married to Joseph F. Culpepper in Van Buren, Missouri. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one son, Johnnie Dale Adier; three brothers, Homer Dale, Hershel Dale, and Donald Dale; two sisters, Dollie Wade and Ellen Reed and one grandchild. Survivors include two sons, Larry Adier and his wife, Charlene of Van Buren and Harley Doyle Adier and his wife, Wilma of Farmington; two brothers, Donnie Dale of Dove Creek, Col., and Joe Dale of Mountain View, Mo.; one sister, Darlene Southerland of Van Buren, Mo.; nine grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends who mourn her passing. Visitation: 12:00 p.m. Saturday in the McSpadden Funeral Home in Van Buren, Missouri with the funeral following at 2:00 p.m. Clergy: Rev. Melba Duncan Burial: Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, Missouri

HALLIE FAY

MCKINNON CULPEPPER

02 Apr 1900 - 18 Feb 1987






 
Hallie Faye McKinnon was born
April 2, 1900 in Dixon, MO the daughter of Isaiah and Josephine Davis McKinnon and departed this life on February 18, 1987 at the Texas County Health Care Center in Licking, MO at the age of 86 years. She was married to Olen Culpepper and to this union 6 children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, three grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her sons:  Levi Culpepper of Salem, MO and Harold  Culpepper of California;  three daughters:  Irene Deatherage Baker of  Oceanside, CA, Flora Breeden of Licking, MO and June Blunkall of Winona MO; one sister Hazel Karns of St. Louis, MO; 18 grandchildren and a host of great and great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 3, 1987 at 1:00 Pm in the  Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with Herald DeWeese officiating. Burial was in the New Eminence Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.

Oscar Benjamin Cunningham



02 jUL 1927 - 04 aUG 2011











 

Oscar Benjamin Cunningham arrived in this world of Pastor Silas Cunningham and Della Davis Cunningham, July 2, 1927, near Oakside, Missouri. God ushered him in Heaven August 4, 2011 at the age of 84 years. Oscar grew into a happy young man and married Gladys Elaine Reese January 3, 1946 they having a good marriage for 65 years. Raising three of God's blessings, Dewayne Cunningham now a preacher, Barbara Chapman a good wife and mother, Joyce Crumpley, a retired school teacher from Willard High School. The Cunningham cherished their 10 grand children, Christy, Sarah, Karen, Krista, Holly, Kent, Kerry, Ginger, Angel and Justin, also their 15 great grandchildren. Oscar is the only one left of his family. His mother, father, sister and her family are in heaven. Oscar gave his life to the Lord under his father's ministry at the Oakside Church in November 1953, at the age of 26 years. He answered the call to preach in 1954 and told Gladys while going across the bridge of the Missouri River, as they then lived in Galesburg, Illinois. In November 1956 they answered the call for Home Missions in Ava, Missouri. They served the Lord with the American Sunday School Missions for over 43 years, organizing Sunday Schools, teaching Vacation Bible School and preaching many revivals. The beginning of Sunday School in the United States was birthed by the old mission board of the American Sunday School Union. Oscar and Gladys built, owned and directed the Camp J-O-Y Bible Camp near Ava, Missouri. It still is winning youth to the Lord after over 40 years, under the capable direction and owner Van Kelly. They hosted 21 trips to the Bible Lands and preached in 9 foreign countries on Mission trips. Oscar's health became in such a way that he had to give up the camp work and they moved to Springfield, becoming a member and Sunday school teacher at the Seminole Baptist Temple. However they still say, 'The Ava people were the greatest to work with Gladys says 'the Lord the Bible, my husband and my children were and are the joys of my life. Oscar served in the Navy during the time of World War II. He also he graduated from the Thomas Road Bible Academy, in Lynchburg, Virginia. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at the Seminole Baptist Temple in Springfield, Missouri at 2:00 Pm with Rev. Reg Kelly and Rev. Don Baier officiating. Interment will be in Hazelwood Cemetery in Springfield. Visitation will be held at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville on Friday evening August 5, from 5 to 8 Pm. Arrangements were under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

 


IDA NADINE
CLARK CURL

25 Apr 1918 - 05 Jul 2006











 
Ida Nadine Clark, daughter of
Claudsey M. Clark and Ella Mae Birdsong Clark, was born April 25, 1918 at Meda in Miller County, MO She passed away at the Mountain View Health Care in Mountain View, MO Wednesday, July 5th, 2006 making her age 88 years 2 months and 10 days. She was united in marriage to Ervin Curl, June 1, 1946 in South Dakota. Ida worked at the Summersville Angelica Uniform Factory for several years. She loved to garden and care for her flowers. She attended Oakside Community Church as long as her health would permit her to attend. After she became to ill to stay on the family farm she moved to the Mountain View Health Care. Ida is preceded in death by her husband Ervin Curl, her parents, Claudsey and Ella, one son Robert Bob Townsend. Ida is also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Surviving are her sons, Allen Townsend and wife Alice of Mountain View, MO; Vernon Townsend and wife Pat of Auburn, Washington; Richard Townsend of Mountain View, MO; and daughter-in-law Pauline Townsend of Mountain View, MO; 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Ida also leaves many friends to mourn her passing. Services were held Saturday, July 8, 2006 at 10:00 Am at Oakside Church with Rev. Homer Stuart officiating. Interment was in Oakside Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home off Summersville, MO

GRACE VELLA

JULIAN CUTTS

09 Mar 1900 - 15 Oct 1984











 
Grace Vella Julian Cutts, age
84 years, 7 months, 6 days, of the Munsell Community, passed away Monday, October 15, 1984, at her home. Vella was the daughter of John and Emma Myers Julian and was born March 9, 1900, at Low Wassie, east of Winona, Missouri.  She was married to Willie Cutts on June 6, 1920, and celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary at their home. Vella was a member of the Eminence Baptist Church, which she joined 31 years ago and was a faithful and practicing Christian throughout her lifetime.  Surviving are her son, Lawrence and his wife, Pauline of Milton-Freewater, Oregon; one sister, Beulah Fry of Eminence; three grandchildren, Karen, Gary and Glenda all of Milton-Freewater, Oregon; six great granddaughters and two great grandsons in Oregon; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Willie; sisters, Edith Carlton and Lena Hisey; and one brother, Omer Julian. Vella lived her lifetime in the Munsell Community and was well known for her traditional Ozark hospitality.  Her kitchen was open at all times, ready to share a recipe or a sampling.  She loved to make quilts in the winter and garden in the summer.  One of the lessons she inspired was 'waste not, want not' and she was a shining example of that to us all.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 17, 1984 at 1:00 p.m. in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence, with Rev. John Thomas officiating.  Burial was in Munsell Chapel Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence. 

Pauline Vida
 Eudy Cutts

17 Jun 1926 - 06 Mar 2007

























 
Pauline Eudy was born
June 17, 1926 in Shannon County, MO at Bunch Landing, now known as Jerktail, MO She was the youngest child of James Franklin Eudy and Nettie Almeada Tucker Bunch in a blended family of ten Bunch children, Elsie, Nina, Arvil, Lula, Vergie, Luke, Rose, Ruth, Inis and Paul, and the five Eudy children, Berniece, Gladys, Richard, Budd and Bess. Pauline was very family oriented. She attended Bee Bluff School and graduated from Eminence High School in 1943. She taught three terms in the one room schools at Wells Ford, Boyds Creek and Story’s Creek, which gave her many fond memories. On September 17, 1945, Pauline married Lawrence Cutts at Hardy, Arkansas, and to this union three children were born. Lawrence was the love of her life for 63 years. After Lawrence was discharged from the Army, they moved to St. Louis, MO where they were both employed by the Civil Service. After the birth of their daughter, Karen Kay, on January 14, 1947, they went west in search of tall trees and a new car. They ended up staying for 40 years. Their son, Garry Lawrence, was born in Pendleton, OR on June 3, 1949 and their youngest daughter, Glenda Lou, was born on June 11, 1953 in Walla Walla, WA. While Lawrence was busy working in timber, Pauline attended nursing school, along with her sisters, Inis Bunch Wilson, Ruth Bunch Hines and Lula Bunch Mahan. They were the first class to graduate from the new nursing school in Walla Walla, WA. They moved to Milton-Freewater, OR where Pauline got into special duty nursing until they bought a 24 hour café, 'The Swing-In.' They later owned and operated The House of Discounts furniture stOR Pauline loved animals and throughout her life she and Lawrence owned many. They owned a Tennessee walker stallion that took Pacific Northwest Grand Champion, a prize winning Chariot team, and they also bred pug dogs. Pauline loved flowers, but roses were her favorite. She loved reading, bird watching and doing crossword puzzles – in ink! She managed to make afghans for all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. There was always a place on her lap for a little one. Pauline was a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother, friend and neighbor. She got to know the Lord at her mother’s knee and loved him throughout her life. Pauline is survived by her husband, Lawrence Cutts, of Eminence, MO; one son, Garry Cutts and wife, Jennie, of Eminence, MO and two daughters, Karen Kay Byington and Glenda Lou Howard, both of Eminence, MO; one brother, Luke Bunch of Tennessee; two sisters, Vergie Broadfoot and Rose Griggs, both of Oregon. We lost Pauline on March 6, 2007 when she was called home. She is loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral services were held Friday, March 9, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO with Pastor Les Bryan officiating. Interment was in Munsell Chapel Cemetery at Eminence, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence, MO.

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