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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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PHYLLIS WESLEY WALKER EASTON - Born Feb. 16, 1922 to Earl Theodore Walker and Grace Milicene (Campbell) Walker in Howell County, Missouri. She took a chariot ride to Glory on November 28, 2008, at the age of 86 years, 9 months, and 12 days. She was the third of ten children and the first to graduate from high school. She was married to Herbert Louis "Buster" Easton on her 19th birthday in 1941, in West Plains, Missouri. To this marriage, four daughters were born: Janis Irene, Bethel Elaine, Barbara Lynn, and Brenda Louise. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Grace Walker; infant daughter, Janis; husband, Buster Easton; one sister, Mary Wells; one brother, Donald Walker; and two brothers-in-law, Elmer Wells and Monk Smith. She is survived by her daughters: Bethel Long and husband, Ron; Barbara Jester and husband, Phil; and Brenda Fuller and husband, Jeff; her grandchildren: Tami Long Durr, Matt Jester, Heather Long Miliken, Shannon Jester Brown, Jenny Long Fox, Alex (Buster Long) Easton, Brad Jester, Richie Jester, Steven Fuller, and Shae Fuller Cooper, together with their spouses; 26 great grandchildren; five brothers and their spouses: Jack Walker and wife, Lola; Bill Walker and wife, Lou; Max Walker and wife, Kay; Leon Walker and wife, Ozella; and Paul Walker and wife, Millie; two sisters: Doyne Smith and Irene Hanson and husband, Carroll; and a host of nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Mountain View. She taught Sunday School for much of her life and was dedicated to the youth until the day she died. She also sang in the choir. She attended many churches throughout the years and was faithful, wherever she lived, to attend with her family (from Illinois to California) and served the Lord faithfully. She ran a tax service in Mountain View with Buster after moving back "home". She was content to live in a cabin in a logging camp or a home in Southern California as long as she had her family with her. She opened her home to many family and friends through her life. She loved life, working outside, digging in the dirt, planting flowers and gardens, raking leaves, watching sunsets and sunrises, birds and animals. She loved the mountains and the ocean and everything in between. She had few possessions in this world, but respected and took care of what she had. She loved serving the Lord and praying for her family. She never visited foreign fields or preached formal sermons. She never sent fortunes to help the poor or feed the hungry, but she lived her life in such a way that others were encouraged; she fed and housed whenever she had the opportunity to serve. We miss her already, but we know Heaven is richer with her presence. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 1, 2008 at Mountain View Christian Church with Pastor Brian Ingalls, Ron Long, and Phil Jester officiating. Interment was in Center Hill Cemetery, Mountain View under the direction o f Yarber Mortuary of Mountain View.


MARY SCHWEITZER EBERSOLE - Daughter of George and Frona (Neuschwanger) Schweitzer, was born at Elmira Waterloo Ontario Canada on Dec. 5, 1875. She died May 14, 1949 at Birch Tree, Mo., at age 73 y. 5 m. 9d. On Oct. 22, 1902, she was united in marriage to Noah E. Ebersole, who survives. Also surviving are two sons (Samuel, at home; Arthur, Birch Tree, Mo.), 3 grandchildren, 3 sisters and 3 brothers (Lena, Kansas City, Mo.; George, Ottawa, Kans.; John and Lovina, Osborne, Kans.; Katie, Canton, Kans.; Charles, Protection, Kans.), and many other relatives and friends. One son (Melvin), one brother, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. At the age of three she moved with her parents to Osborne Co., Kans., where she grew to womanhood. In her youth she accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, to which faith she remained true. She was a loving mother and faithful companion to her husband in his office of the ministry for more than forty-six years. In 1946 thy moved from Hydro, Okla., to Birch Tree, Mo. Funeral services were held at the Berea Church on May 17, with Oney Hathaway in charge, assisted by Frank Horst. Text: Rev. 14:14, Interment was at Berea Mennonite Cemetery at Birch Tree. Inscription: ITS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS.


NOAH E. EBERSOLE - Son of Jacob R. and Sarah (Ebersole) Ebersole, was born Sept. 30, 1875, at Sterling Whiteside Co IL, and passed away at his home near Birch Tree, Mo., June 19, 1952; aged 76 y. 8m. 19 d. In his youth he accepted Christ and was faithful to Him and to the church through life. He was ordained to the ministry March 31, 1901, and served faithfully and joyfully as long as health permitted. On Oct. 22, 1902, he was united to Mary Schweitzer. Preceding him in death were his companion, one son (Melvin), his parents, one brother (Harvey), and one sister (Malinda Carper). Surviving are 2 sons (Samuel and Arthur, Birch Tree, Mo.), 3 brothers (Edwin, Goshen, Ind.; Reuben, Buhl, Idaho; and Roy, Hesston, KS,), one sister (Anna, La Junta, Colo.), 3 grandchildren, and many other relatives and Friends.  Interment was at Berea Mennonite Cemetery at Birch Tree.


JOSEPH BERNARD ECKERT - Age 69 - Son of the late Bernard A. Eckert and Mary Marie Kruze Eckert, was born November 6, 1937 in St. Louis County, Missouri. Joe passed away at the St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View from cancer Monday morning January 8, 2007, making his age 69 years, 2 months, and 2 days. Joe was united in marriage to Ethel Mae Marhanka August 2, 1958, making their union together 48 years. To their union, five children were born, Bernard, Christine, Patricia, Joseph Jr., and Roberta. Joe was a member of the Bethel Community Church. He also was a member of the Local 840 union where he worked construction for many years before his retirement. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Mary, and granddaughter, Shayla. Those left to mourn his passing are his wife, Ethel Mae Eckert, of the home in Summersville; his children, Bernard Eckert and wife, Liz, of Ottumwa, Iowa; Christine Powers and husband, James, of Espanola, New Mexico; Patricia Miller and husband, Jim, of Summersville, MO; Joseph Eckert Jr. and wife, Chandra, of Fieldon, Illinois; Roberta Borgman and husband, Paul, of Mountain View, MO; 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; one brother, Henry Eckert, and wife, Vivien, of Graff, MO; one sister, Mary Awedel, and husband, Al, of St. Charles, MO and many friends. A Memorial Life Celebration was held on Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 11:00 AM at the Bethel Community Church with Rev. Steve Steelman officiating. Services were under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


CORDELIA RANDOLPH EDDY - A native of Missouri, died in San Bernardino, California, of a stroke.  Before her marriage she served as a Harvey Girl. She was a housewife for 65 years. She is survived by her son Willo Eddy and wife Rene of Highland, CA, a daughter Eileen Hedger and husband Michael of South Lake Tahoe, CA, a granddaughter Cathy Wells of Palm Desert, CA, a grandson, Dr. Steve Wells and wife Beth of San Bernardino, CA, and another granddaughter, Linda Pronschinske and husband Randy of Lakeville, MN.  She is also survived by four great grandchildren, Shawna Abbott and husband Donny of Palm Desert, CA, Randel Pronschinske and Marissa Pronschinske both of Lakeville, MN. Also surviving Cordelia is her brother Lloyd Randolph and her sister Ollie Wood, both from Missouri. Mrs. Eddy was a member of Emmanuel Methodist Church of San Bernardino.  Grave side services will be at Mt. View Cemetery, March 25, 1998.


ALMA CARRVANNA HAYNES EDGMOND - Daughter of the late Wright Francis HAYNES and Mary Francis (STRATMAN) HAYNES, was born February 27, 1904 in Maries County and passed away on Sunday evening, April 28, 1996 at the Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston MO at the age of 92 years, 2 months and 1 day. She was united in marriage to Everett Efton EDGMOND on April 2, 1938, making their union together 58 years. She was a member of the Valley Center Baptist Church at Hartshorn MO, and also had attended the Summersville First Baptist Church. Alma was an avid gardener and loved canning. She loved to give her garden produce to others to enjoy. When you would visit her she insisted you have something to eat. Alma and Everett stayed on the farm as long as they could. When Everett became ill and went into the Houston House, Alma moved to the Senior Housing in Summersville. She later moved to the Houston House when she was unable to stay alone. She was devoted to her family and to her Savior. Preceding her in death are her parents, her son Wallace and daughter-in-law Elsie WALLEN. Surviving are her husband, Everett EDGMOND, Houston MO; 2 granddaughters, Gloria TOEBBEN and husband Richard, Vichy MO, and Elaine STOCKTON and husband James, Sturgeon MO, and 5 great grandchildren. Services were held on Wednesday, May 1, 1996 at 11 a.m. At Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phil JESTER officiating. Interment was in Rader Cemetery in Vienna MO. Arrangements were under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave, May 8, 1996. 


Maryline Agnes French Edwards

12 Nov 1949 - 19 Jun 2010


Maryline Agnes French Edwards, age 76, of Cabool, Missouri and formerly of Montier, Missouri died Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Landmark Villa, Cabool. She was born May 25, 1934 in Teresita, Missouri, the daughter of Homer and Bertha (Rosenburg) French. She was united in marriage to Charles Samuel Edwards on November 12, 1949 in Hollis, Oklahoma. To this union, three children were born: Sue, Bobby, and Shara. The couple lived in Montier for nearly 50 years. Maryline was employed by various factories in the area for many years. She attended Berea Mennonite Church in Birch Tree when her health permitted. She is preceded in death by her parents, eleven siblings, two nieces, and one grandson. Survivors include her husband, Charles; children, Sue Barton of Kellyville, Oklahoma, Bobby Edwards of Montier, Missouri, and Shara Reed of Cabool, Missouri; one sister, Helen Longley of Hollis, Oklahoma; ten grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Maryline was a very loving lady. She greatly enjoyed cooking, traveling, and could “shop ‘til you dropped”. She was very strong and was the heart of the family. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.







JAMES OLIVER 'JIM' EDRINGTON - Born November 18, 1952 in Anderson, IN, the son of Merlin and Martha McClintock Edrington. He passed away June 6, 2007 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, MO after an extensive period of illness. He was 54 years old. Jim was united in marriage to Sally Grinstead on September 21, 1973 in Boxley, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his wife, Sally, of Winona, MO, and his brother, Kevin Edrington, of Indianapolis, IN. Jim owned and operated his own trucking company for 25 years. He was a much sought after and accomplished gunsmith holding several licenses. In his younger days, he raced a 1970 Cuda on the Drag strips of the NHRA. Jim was a loving husband and best friend to his wife and will be greatly missed. He loved the Ozarks woods and mountains. A memorial service will be planned for a future date.


JACK BENNY EDWARDS - Born December 30, 1933 at Blandville, KY the son of Barney EDWARDS and Mae QUALLS EDWARDS and passed away June 22, 2007 at his home in Winona, MO at the age of 73 years. He was united in marriage to Tina WIEDOEWER on December 30, 2000 at Eminence, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents Barney and Mae EDWARDS; one sister Christine; one brother Rudy EDWARDS and one son Michael EDWARDS. He is survived by his wife Tina EDWARDS of Winona, MO; one son Phillip EDWARDS and wife Mary of La Crosse, WI; two stepsons Joseph WOOD of West Plains, MO and Allen WILKINS of Winona, MO; two step daughters Joyce TAYLOR of Longview, TX and Mary BLEDSOE of Datto, AR: two brothers Allie EDWARDS and wife Jean of Clements, CA and Terry EDWARDS and wife Geraldine of Clements, CA; two sisters Angie WILDER of Brentwood, CA and Sheron BOSWELL of Sahuarita, AZ; one daughter-in-law Judy MILLER of Corning, AR; four granddaughters; two grandsons; one step grandson; one step granddaughter; several great grandchildren and a numerous other family and friends. Jack was raised in Blandville, KY and attended school there. He lived in Festus, MO and House Springs, MO during most of his working life. He worked at General Motors-Fisher Body in St. Louis, MO for over 35 years before he retired in 1987. After retirement he moved to Lake Wappapello, MO before he relocated to Winona, MO in 1994. Jack enjoyed going to flea markets and auctions. He enjoyed watching sports and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He enjoyed fishing and spent time on Clearwater Lake, Lake Wappapello and Bagnell Dam. Jack will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Dorothy BROOKS officiating under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home in Winona, MO.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave. 


NORMAN LEE EDWARDS - Son of the late Floyd Ray EDWARDS and Ula G. COURTNEY was born April 3, 1943 at St. Louis, MO. Norman went to be with the Jesus, Monday, December 10, 2007 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, MO, making his age 64 years, 8 months and 7 days.  Norman and Karen QUICK were united in marriage on February 14, 1963 and to their union one son Mark was born. Norman was saved at a early age, and recently confirmed his salvation. He loved to deer hunt, and go camping at the river. Most of his life he worked in St. Louis as a apartment maintenance manager and electrician. He also loved to do woodworking. Norman loved his family and was excited to be a grandfather and great- grandfather. Preceding Norman in death are his father Floyd Ray EDWARDS; paternal grandparents,, Ira J. and Nancy Elizabeth EDWARDS; maternal grandparents, Richards and Clara COURTNEY; his beloved wife Karen QUICK EDWARDS; aunt June BARTLETT; step-father Junior GARMAN; uncle Paul and aunt Faye EDWARDS; uncle Merle SCHWEIGHAUSER; Loretta HAWKINS and Treva LEJUNE. He leaves to mourn his passing his mother, Ula GARMAN of Mountain View Health Care; his son Mark Phillip TURNER and wife Lisa of Frankford, MO; his grandson Jesse Ray TURNER and Sabrina of Springfield, MO; granddaughter Priscilla TURNER and Brian of Frankford, MO; 2 great -grandchildren, Victoria Rose TURNER of Frankford, MO and Austin Ray TURNER of Springfield, MO; a special friend and companion Wanda BARTON and family (Norman considered Wanda's family and grandchildren as his own family). He is also survived by his uncle Elva EDWARDS (who Norman never called uncle-as they were only 8 months apart in age and Norman considered Elva as his brother) and wife Mary Ann and family; Aunt Alta SCHWEIGHAUSER and family; Larry Blake and family (whom he considered to be as close to as a brother); also 3 special cousins, one whom he nick- named "Brat". He called his grandparents Ira and Nancy, "dad and mom." He is also survived by a host of uncles, aunts and cousins and friends who will miss him greatly. Services were held Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 10:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


LAVONNE MOONEY EGGERT - Formally of Vanzant, Missouri, quietly passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, while at her home in Caddo, Okla., from natural causes.  Born Sept. 10, 1937, in Sparks, Neb., to Adolph Bernard and Ella Agnes (Foster) Mooney, she was 71 years old. LaVonne was married to Theodore John Eggert on Sept. 10, 1955, in Ainsworth, Neb. To this union, five children were born.  She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church for many years before moving to Oklahoma, where she faithfully attended Caddo United Methodist Church.  LaVonn was primarily a homemaker, and she took great pride in raising her children and keeping her home a loving and warm environment for family and friends.  She had many enjoyments in her life, such as collecting antique glass, going to yard sales and knitting.   However, what gave her the greatest joy was spending time with her family.  She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her. LaVonne is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Theodore, on June 7, 1998; two sons, John and Robert Eggert; and one great-grandson, Teddy Eggert. She is survived by her children, Richard Eggert and his wife, Donna, of Willow Springs; Ronald Eggert of Callaway, Neb.; and Pamela Springer and her husband Eddie of Caddo, Okla.  She is further survived by her brothers and sisters, Robert Mooney and his wife, Valerie, of Mountain Grove, Mo.; Dwain Mooney and his wife, Rose Mae, of Kilgore, Neb.; Howard Mooney and his wife Marcella of Hastings, Neb.; Carol Kennedy and her husband Tom of Callaway, Neb.; and Paulette Waggle and her husband Jerry of Mountain Grove, Mo.  She further leaves behind her grandchildren, Megan Lutz and her husband Andy of Lacey, Wash.; Tyler Eggert and his wife Loranna of Lincoln, Neb.; Max Eggert also of Lincoln, Neb.; Missy Eggert, serving in Iraq; Trey Eggert of Valentine, Neb.; Thayne Eggert also of Valentine, Neb.; Orrin Springer and his wife Megan of Caddo, Okla.; Christina McColgin and her husband Dallas of Willow Springs; Tyrell Springer of Caddo, Okla.; Allen Eggert of Warrenton, Mo.; Robert Eggert of Willow Springs; Matthew Eggert of Salida, Colo.; and Makenzie Eggert of Willow Springs.  Also surviving are her great-grandchildren Chandon Lutz, Chandler and Noah McColgin, Rownan Eggert, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for LaVonne were held Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church located at Main and Grand Streets in Willow Springs.  Burial followed Friday’s services at the Penner Cemetery located on Highway 76 in Vanzant.  Arrangements were under the direction of Willow Funeral Home.


CLYDE CLINTON ELAM - Born December 10, 1926 at Poplar Bluff, MO the son of Roland Bland Elam and Katie Agnes (Lynch) Elam. He passed away December 30, 2007 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, MO. The family moved to Summersville and he attended grade school at Oakside. Joining the Navy he served aboard the U.S.S. Piedmont. Returning to the Mountain View area he worked for over 35 years in the Service Station and garage business. He worked with the V.F.W. Post as long as his health permitted and was Post Commander in 1981 Ð 1982. In June of 1950 he married Ina Faye Souders. He is survived by his wife Ina Faye of the home; one daughter Kathy Collins and husband Mark of Mountain View, MO; three sons Mike Elam and wife Sharon of Mountain Grove, MO, Gerry Elam and wife Linda of West Plains, MO and Chuck Elam and wife Annette of Webb City, MO; seven grandchildren Clinton Elam and Kimberly Lands of Mountain View, MO, Harley Besher of Springfield, MO, Sarah and Kayla Elam of West Plains, MO and Shelby and Kitrick Elam of Webb City, MO; one great granddaughter Kelsey Lands of Mountain View, MO; two step grandsons Terry Holden of Tampa, FL and Chris Holden of Mountain Grove, MO; one step great granddaughter Jessalynn; one brother Bob Elam and wife Janet of Mountain View, MO; one sister Nadine Presser and husband Jr. of Willow Springs, MO; three sisters-in-law Vivian Elam of Mountain View, MO, Dottie Parker and husband Clarence of Borger, TX and Lynn Steele of Kansas City, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers Dale, Wilbur and Raymond and one sister Theta. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at the Veterans Cemetery with Punkie Stevenson officiating under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View, MO.


MRS. OLLIE ELI - Funeral Held for Mrs. Ollie Eli - Last rites for Mrs. Ollie Eli, Monroe, La., were held Saturday afternoon in the Rose Chapel of Robertson Funeral Home.  Persons coming from out of town to attend the services included: Mrs. Lois Harris, Monroe; Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie West, Mrs. W.S. Dean, Pine Bluff, Ark.; Mrs. William Knotwell, Norwood; and Miss Edith Eli, Monroe.


JO ANN ADAMS ELLERMAN - Born August 6, 1930 in Rector, MO to Louis Cleveland 'Jack' Adams and Alice Sirena (Cox) Adams. She passed away January 10, 2007 in Salem, MO at the age of 76 years. Jo Ann was united in marriage to Lloyd Wendell Ellerman on June 11, 1949 in Salem, MO, and to this union two daughters were born. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Lloyd Wendell Ellerman on April 8, 2001; one great granddaughter Gracie Rose Mowery; one brother Louis Judson Adams and one sister Minnie Boesdorfer. Jo Ann is survived by her two daughters Carol Rose Lacy and husband Jim of Salem, MO; Mary Alice Searcy and husband Robert of Bourbon, MO; two grandchildren Lisa Jo Parks and husband Rick of Lenox, MO; Gina Renee Mowery and husband Ray of Salem, MO; one great granddaughter Carson Ray Mowery and one great grandson Wyatt Lloyd Parks. Jo Ann attended the First Baptist Church in Eminence, MO; she enjoyed bird watching, gardening and quilting. She and Lloyd began their married life in Peoria, IL then moved to Gladden, MO several years before settling in Eminence, MO in 1974. Jo Ann resided in Eminence until 2003 when she moved to Salem to be near her family. Jo Ann was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Saturday January 13, 2007 in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence, MO with Alan Stringer officiating. Interment was held in the New Eminence Cemetery at Eminence, MO.   








08 Jan 1922 - 07 May 2008



















Leslie A. Ellerman, age 86 of Wellington, CO died Wed. May 7, 2008 at home in his easy chair. Les was born January 8, 1922 to Albert & Laura (Wallace) Ellerman in Alley Springs, Missouri. His early years were spent in Missouri. In 1942 Les hitchhiked to Wyoming and worked on the Tarkeo Ranch west of Laramie, WY for the summer. He headed back to Missouri when he knew his draft was eminent. He was drafted into the Army/Air Force during WWII at Jefferson Barrack Missouri November 1942. He did his basic at Warren Air Force base in Cheyenne, WY. He spent a little over 3 years defending America. He spent 6 months in the islands. While on Tinian Island with the 509th Composite Group he helped with the building of an air strip for the big bombers to land on. The Enola Gay took off from this location. He married Loeta (Asplin) Jan. 25, 1945 in Salem, Arkansas. They had 4 children. They moved to Wyoming in 1947, where Les worked in the timber business. They also lived in Walden, CO., New Mexico, Cowdrey, CO, Encampment, WY, and in 1962 he moved his family to La Porte, CO where he spent the next 31 years. He will be fondly remembered for the subtle and not so subtle practical jokes that he played every chance he got. No one was left out. He loved the outdoors. He spent most of his working life in the timber industry and construction. He also drove truck for a good many years. His first wife Loeta passed away in August 1979. He married Gladys A. (Nauta) Grandt of La Porte, December 4, 1981. They moved to the Waverly area in 1992. He is survived by his wife Gladys of 26 years, 4 children; Gary Ellerman (Kathy) of Livermore, Patricia Moritz (Jerry) of Ft. Collins, Wendell Ellerman (Kathy) of Palisade, CO and Sandra White (Mike) of La Porte, 2 step-sons; Greg Grandt of OK, and Jerry Grandt of Ft. Collins, 10 grandchildren, 5 step-grand children and 7 g-grandchildren and sisters, Charlene Plowman and Maxine Fry of Missouri and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Loeta (Asplin) Ellerman in August 1979., his parents, Albert Ellerman and Laura Ellerman Stevens, and sisters, Nadine Ellerman and Juanita Files of Missouri and step-son, Bert L. Grandt. Les loved to spend time with his children, grandchildren and the many other children who also considered him grandpa. Les loved to hunt and fish. His favorite was camping. When at home, he liked to mechanic and woodwork, which he did with pride. He gave most of his projects away. He was loved greatly and will be missed. A memorial service will be held, Monday, 10:00 a.m. at Resthaven Chapel, 8426 S. Highway 287. Interment will follow with military honors by the Fort Collins All Veterans Honor Guard at Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Colorado Talking Book Library, 180 Sheridan Blvd. Denver, CO 80226 in his memory. Friends may send condolences to the family at bohlenderfuneralchapel.com.

LLOYD WENDELL ELLERMAN - Son of Webster Leland Ellerman and Myrtle Francis (Pritchett) Ellerman, was born Dec. 17, 1928, and passed away on Apr. 8, 2001 at Salem, Missouri. He was married to JoAnn Adams on June 11, 1949 at Salem, Missouri. They had two daughters. Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Lyman Ellerman. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Ellerman, two daughters, Carol Lacy and Mary Searcy, two grandchildren, Lisa Taylor and Gina Mowery, one great-granddaughter, Carson Ray Mowery, two brothers, Roy Ellerman and Junior Ellerman, and one sister, Tressie Johnson.

RAYMOND  ELLERMAN - Son of the late Thomas H. Ellerman and Ellen Burnett  Ellerman, was born August 15, 1916 in Shannon County Missouri and passed away March 1, 1996 at The Integrated Health Care Facility on Kennerly Rd. County, MO at the age of 79 years, 7 months and 15 days old. He was married to Marie (Scheybal) Ellerman on July 2, 1938, who resides at their home. He was a loving husband, and was always busy restoring furniture, hunting, fishing and helping others. Raymond was a long standing member of the Eminence Masonic Lodge No. 607 A.F. & A.M. He was a veteran of World War II who stood for the values of America - which we are losing so rapidly today. He retired from Southern Equipment factory in 1981 giving them 33 years of his talents. He loved to fish and hunt as long as he was able.  He spent many hours of his youth on the Current River, where he was brought up on a farm at the historic Bee Bluff.  He attended the Bee Bluff one room schoolhouse where students were taught to read, to write and arithmetic - but also to love their neighbor.  He loved to reminisce of these safe quiet lovely times, when he was no longer able to enjoy them. Mourning his passing is his wife Marie; two sisters, Mildred Hill and Floy Phillips; nieces and nephews; a dear Uncle; cousins and friends.  He will be sadly missed by all who loved and knew him. Burial was March 4, 1996 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery under direction of Kutis Funeral Home, with Reverend C.L. Morrison of Living Word Ministries officiating. 


Rhonda Maxine Crider Ely - Age 56, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away at 11:33 p.m. on Friday, October 1, 2010, at the Springfield Skilled Care Center and The Lodges in Springfield, Missouri. She was born on August 15, 1954, in Shannon County, Missouri, the daughter of Austin and Rosetta (Darow) Crider. Rhonda was a 1972 graduate of the Eminence High School. In 2005 she moved to Miller, Missouri where she was employed as cashier for the Casey's convenience store. In May of 1982, Rhonda married David 'Mark' Ely in El Reno, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on August 26, 2009. Those surviving her include; two sons, Eric Ely and wife, Marybeth, of Willow Springs, Missouri and Wesley Ely and his wife, Sandra, of Springfield, Missouri; four grandchildren, Ethan, William, Lucas and Joshua Ely; eleven brothers and sisters, Donna Bilbrey and Charley Crider, both of House Springs, Missouri, Carol Dizmanz of Wauneta, Nebraska, Butch Crider of Imperial, Nebraska, Nada Clements of Barnard, Missouri, Shirley Trogdon of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, Rena Lusk of Galena, Kansas, Jerry Lee Crider of Eminence, Missouri, Keith Crider of Ponce DeLeon, Missouri, Paul Crider of Highlandville, Missouri and Marilyn Neal. Her parents and two brothers, Marvin and Leroy Crider also preceded her in death. A memorial service for Rhonda and Mark will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2010, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon. Burial will follow in the Red Oak Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.fossettmosherfuneralhome.com.


Hazel Laverne Elliott was born September 28, 1947 in Thomasville, MO; the daughter of Chester Harding Elliott and Icle Laverne (Kellum) Elliott. She passed away May 16, 2016 at Birch Tree, MO at the age of 68 years. She is preceded in death by her mother Icle Elliott. She is survived by her father Chester Elliott of Birch Tree, MO; one sister Betty Rector and husband Curtis of Birch Tree, MO; two brothers Chester Leon Elliott and wife Sharon of Dexter, MO and David Samuel Elliott and wife Geri of Thomasville, MO; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.  Hazel had many enjoyments in her life; however, she especially enjoyed being outdoors doing farm work, taking care of her chickens and collecting their eggs. She also loved to talk about her horses and cows and enjoyed watching comedian shows that made her laugh. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. Interment in Woodside Cemetery, Thomasville, Missouri.


Icle Laverne Pherigo Elliott - Born May 6, 1927 at Three Brothers, AR, the daughter of John Kellum and Velma Pherigo. She passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008 at her home in Birch Tree, MO at the age of 81 years. She was united in marriage to Chester Harding Elliott on August 26, 1946 at Mountain View, MO, and to this union four children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Virgie and Maxine. She is survived by her husband, Chester Elliott, of Birch Tree, MO; two sons, Leon Elliott and wife, Sharon, of Dexter, MO and David Elliott and wife, Geri, of Birch Tree, MO; two daughters, Hazel Elliott of Birch Tree, MO and Betty Rector and husband, Curtis, of Birch Tree, MO; three brothers, Johnny, A.D., and Delmar; four sisters, Marie, Josephine, Alta Mae and Eva Lynn; four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Icle’s family and children were very important to her. She loved gardening, canning and taking care of her chickens. She was of the Pentecostal faith and attended church at Pine Hill Church in Thomasville and later attended the Church of Christ in Thomasville. She was a good Christian woman who enjoyed talking to everyone about her Heavenly Father. 'Goodness' was her middle name. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. 


MARY ELLIOTT - In Memory of Mary ELLIOTT, our dear mother, who passed away Feb. 13, 1988: “Mother was so tired and weary; weary with the toil and pain. Put aside her rocker, she will not need it again. Into Heaven she’s entered, never to sigh or weep; After long years of life’s struggle - Mother has fallen asleep. Rest tired feet forever, dear tired hands so still; blast of the earth shall no longer, throw over our mother a chill. Angels through Heaven shall guide her; Jesus will still bless and keep; not for the world would I wake her – Mother has fallen asleep. Forgive me if I did not cry, the day that you died; the simplest reason that I know, you’d said you’d rather have it so – that I held my head serenely high, forgive if I did not cry! (Forgive me if I did).” - By children of Mary ELLIOTT.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave, May 11, 1988.


STEVE ALLEN ELLIOTT - Born April 4, 1955, at New Liberty, MO. the son of Alva Clive and Hazel Marie Johnson Elliott, and passed away March 16, 1990, in Oregon County, MO, at the age of 34 years. He was united in marriage to Sarah Moore Lindsey on May 3, 1986, at Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  To this union two children were born. He was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Edward; and one son, Joseph Steven Elliott. He is survived by his parents of Winona, MO; his wife, Sarah of the home in Winona; one son, Steve Alva of the home; one daughter, Ann Marie of the home; two step-sons, Theodore and Timothy Lindsey of Fort Smith, AR; three brothers, Kenneth of Fremont, MO; Melvin and Victor of Winona, MO; three sisters, Mary Jo Friend of Lone Dale MO; and Patsy Blunk and Phyllis Johnston, both of Winona, MO. Steve was saved and baptized in 1976. Funeral services were held Monday, March 19, 1990 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev. Mary Brown officiating.  Burial was in the Freeman Chapel Cemetery in Fremont under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.


HAZEL IVY JENNINGS ELLIOTT - Born April 13, 1904 at Ink, MO the daughter of William and Martha Krigbaum Jennings and departed this life on March 12, 1988 at the Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Prineville, Oregon at the age of 83 years. Hazel spent her childhood and attended schools in Shannon County, MO. Later she was united in marriage to Willie J. Chrisco, who preceded her in death in 1930.  She later married Ralph Elliott who passed away in 1977. She was preceded in death by her parents; both her husbands, Willie and Ralph; three infant children; four sisters; two brothers; and one grandson. She is survived by her two daughters, Wanda W. Cox of Prineville, Oregon and Helen Shelton of Hepner; a sister, Wilma Willis of Salem, MO; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Hazel had lived in Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado, and moved to Oregon five years ago.  She had lived in Hepner with her daughter for four years and the last year in Prineville.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed the hobby of cooking and also enjoyed singing in earlier years.  She was a member of the First Christian Church in Eminence. Funeral services were held Friday, Mar. 18 at 3 pm in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with Rodney Brown officiating.  Interment was in Shannondale Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence. 


JANET MARIE PHILLIPS ELLIS - Born April 3, 1933 to Ivan and Flossie (DARDEN) (HALL) PHILLIPS of Eminence MO. She departed this life on August 16, 2005 at the age of 72 years 4 months and 13 days, and met Jesus and her loved ones who had gone on before. Janet attended school at Eminence MO. She later moved to St. Louis where she lived for several years before moving back to Eminence. She worked at Angelica Uniform Company for a few years before making her home in Mountain View MO. Her greatest love was her children, and making quilts and other pretty things with her sewing machine or by hand. She loved to cook and was well known for many delicious foods that she prepared, for someone in need or for a family at the death of a loved one. Janet was truly a giver. She gave quilts and other things she had made because she felt led to do it. Janet accepted Jesus in her life and attended church at the Clear Springs Community Church in Mountain View MO. She often felt led to give and to serve. She was truly a servant of the Lord. She shared it in so many wonderful ways. To know Janet was to love her. She was preceded in death by her parents; a beloved son, Danny Lynn; an infant sister, Sharon Kay; a beloved brother, Alfred PHILLIPS; and a beloved sister, Lucille SHERRILL. She is survived by her husband, Bill ELLIS; son Jimmy Wayne JACKSON, Jr. and wife Elecia Dawn, Maryland; granddaughter Melissa REDMOND and husband Roger; great grandchildren Grace and Brett REDMOND; daughter Marcella and husband Larry Allen JONES, Pacific MO; granddaughter Jennifer DIMITRO and husband Wayne, Sullivan MO; daughter Joyce DIXON and husband Larry, Sr., Mountain View MO; grandsons Larry DIXON, Jr., Poplar Bluff MO, and Billy Ray DIXON and wife Katherine, and great granddaughter Valentina EMILIANI, all of St. Louis MO; five stepchildren, Robert ELLIS and wife Vauda, Mocksville NC; William ELLIS and wife Vickie. Portland OR; Sharon COULTER BURGER, Durham NC; Susan PRICE and husband Walt, Hillsboro NC; and Sallie NEWELL and husband Brian, Boone NC. Also surviving are five sisters and four brothers, Thelma and Julian SHERRILL, Pomona MO; Barbara and Don MORRIS, Willow Springs MO; Flossie and Jerry GEORGE, Kearney NE; Betty and Charlie LOGUE, Eminence MO; Linda and Russell SNEARLY, Rogers AR; Merle and Carolyn PHILLIPS, and Junior and Wonda PHILLIPS, Eminence MO; Glen and Dawna PHILLIPS, Mountain View MO; and Vic and Sandra PHILLIPS, Winona MO. Janet was a wife, a dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt, cousin and a friend to all whom she met. She loved life and cherished it dearly. She became very ill several years ago but few knew it, as she kept her pain to herself. She will be truly missed by those who knew and loved her. Praise to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, she has found her eternal peace. Funeral services were held at Duncan Funeral Home in Mountain View MO on August 18, 2005, with Henry MITCHELL officiating. Interment was at Veterans Cemetery in Mountain View MO, with her son, Danny Lynn JACKSON.   Sources for this information: The Current Wave, August 31, 2005.


LT. EDWARD D. 'ED' ELMORE, (RET). - Missouri State Highway Patrol, son of Dallas Elmore and Edna Hanson Elmore, was born July 18, 1929 at Waterloo, Iowa and passed away July 19, 1995 at Columbia, MO at the age of 66 years and 1 day. Edward is survived by his wife, Reta Sisk Elmore, Boss, MO; one son, Tom Elmore, Springfield, MO; one granddaughter, Amy Elmore, Willow Springs, MO; one brother, Don Elmore, Knoxville, TN. He  was preceded in death by his parents, Dallas and Edna Elmore; one infant daughter, Mary Ann Elmore. Lt. Elmore was retired from Troop G Missouri State Highway Patrol, he was a member of the Willow Springs Masonic Lodge.  Ed will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services for Lt. Edward D. Elmore (retired) were held July 22, 1995 in the Spencer Chapel in Salem with Elder Bill Mathes officiating. Ann Emory served as organist.  Serving as pallbearers were Corporal David Horst, Sgt. Larry Deatherage, Lt. Billy Chadwick, Lt. Radell Emmerson, Lt. Jim Ewers, Sgt. Tony Selvey.  Interment was in the Westfork-Sutterfield Cemetery with all arrangements under the direction of the Spencer Funeral Home of Salem.


Martin John Emmerich - Born November 17, 1896 in Effingham, Kansas, the son of John and Bessie Hall Emmerich and departed this life on September 3, 1978, at Warrensburg, Missouri, at the age of 81 years. He was married to Ollie Pruett on August 8, 1942 at Platte City, Missouri. He was converted at Central Assembly in Kansas City, Kansas in 1955. He retired as an engineer at the Veteran's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, in November of 1961. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother. He is survived by his wife, Ollie of the home, one son, Martin, Jr. of Michigan and six sisters. Services were held Wednesday, September 6, at 10 a.m. in the Assembly of God Church in Mountain View with burial in Montier Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View. - Mountain View Standard Thursday 07 Sept., 1978-pg 1 - Martin J. Emmerich - 81 - died 03 Sept. in Warrensburg, MO. The funeral was Wednesday 06 Sept. at 10 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Mountain View, with burial in Montier Cemetery of Mountain View.


THEODORE 'TED' EMILY - Age 53, Winona, died at 1:46 a.m., Monday, July 17, 2006 in his home. He was born January 3, 1953 at St. Louis, Mo. to Theodore Francise Emily and Earnestine Brown. On February 14, 1987, he was married at St. Charles, Mo. to Cora Crapo. Mr. Emily was a veteran, having served with the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking, and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Dora Emily, of the family home; three children, Neil Emily, Nettie Emily, both of Winfield, Mo. and Tanya Emily, Winona, Mo.; eight grandchildren; his father, Theodore Emily, Arnold, Mo.; ten brothers and sisters; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends. His mother, step father, Henry Earl Brown, and one sister preceded him in death. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]


George Washington Emmons -  Enlisted in the Union Army (Civil War) on Sep. 3, 1862 at New Jersey. On Sep. 20, 1862 his rank was Private with Unit 1243 Co E 29th Infantry Regiment. Mustered out Jul. 6, 1863, Freehold New Jersey. Buried at Berea Mennonite Cemetery at Birch Tree.


ALICE ANN CROUCH ENLOE - Born December 4, 1940 at Mountain View, Missouri the daughter of Cecil Dale Crouch and Telsa Lorene Ferguson Crouch. She passed away Friday, January 20, 2006 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Festus, Missouri at the age of 65 years. She was united in marriage to William Enloe in November, 1979. She is survived by her mother, Telsa Crouch of Fremont, Missouri; her husband Bill Enloe of Festus, Missouri; two sons, Kenneth Wells and wife Lisa of Bloomsdale, Missouri and Eric Enloe of Festus, Missouri; one daughter, Dionne Enloe of Festus, Missouri; six grandchildren, Kristin Wells, Stacy Wells, Sarah Wells, Erica Enloe, Jacob Enloe and Ashley Enloe; 2 great grandchildren, Jonathan Caby and Lilyan Nickole Largent; her brothers Harvey, Terry, David; her sisters Elizabeth Vaughn (Wayne), Evelyn Schulte and (Michael), Linda H. Haney, Patti Rives (Bill) and a host of nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Diabetes Association 1044-A Sunshine, Springfield, Missouri 65804. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, Missouri with Phil Jester officiating. Graveside services will be scheduled following cremation. Arrangements were under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View, Missouri.  [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]


DAVID PAUL ENLOE - Graveside service were held on August 9, 2005 at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery with his son, Tom Enloe officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson Mortuary. Invocation was by David Light and a poem was read by Jennifer Reese. Mr. Enloe was born June 25, 1937 in Timber to James David and Mary Lucinda (Piatt) Enloe. He married Harriet Redman. They were the parents of eight children. Mr. Enloe died August 7, 2005 at the age of 68 years. Survivors include his wife Harriet, Salem; seven children, Tom Enloe and wife, Joyce; Jeff Enloe and wife Theresa, all of Salem, Missouri; Betty Pax and husband Earl of Troy; Cindy Pax and husband Danny of Bowling Green; Lori Gambel and husband Davey of Bellflower; Kathy Hamilton and husband, Chris of Salem; and Sarah Wessel and husband, Scott of Centerville, Indiana; two brothers, James Enloe and wife Judy of Salem; Everett Enloe and wife Mary also of Salem, Missouri; two sisters; Ruby Baker of Rolla, Missouri and Louise Logan and husband Richard of Rushville, Illinois; 19 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, David Paul Enloe; one sister; Opal Parker, and one grandson, Earl Lee Pax. Mr. Enloe was a pastor at Timber Pentecostal Church for several years. Burial was at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery at Shannondale.


James Seamon Enloe - Salem Dent Co MO - Son of James David Enloe & Mary Cinda L. Piatt. Mr. Enloe died February 18, 2010 at the age of 78 years. Survivors include his wife, Julie Enloe, Salem; five children, Kenneth Enloe and wife, Jeannie, Hartshorn; Shirley Tabor and husband, Carl, West Plains; Peggy Meeker and husband, Ray, Timber; Mike Enloe and friend, Pat Thompson, Whiteside; and Rick Enloe and wife, Lisa, Eolia; one brother, Everett Enloe and wife, Mary, Salem; two sisters, Ruby Barker, Doolittle; and Louise Logan and husband, Dick, Rushville, Ill.; a niece reared as a sister, Linda Fay Pax and husband, James, Salem; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Mr. Enloe will lie in state 6 to 8 p.m. February 21, 2010 at Wilson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service at 11 a.m. February 22, 2010 at Wilson Mortuary Chapel, Salem. Interment in the Empire Cemetery. On-line condolences may be entered at www.wilsonmortuary.com. Grandson of Charles Landrine Enloe and Sarah Elizabeth Pyatt and Samuel Franklin Piatt and Jane Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Counts; great-grandson of Samuel P. Piatt & Frances L. Stewart and David Partor Enloe and Sarah Jane Eggers.


EDNA JOSEPHINE BELL ENLOW - Age 83 - West Plains MO - Daughter of Lonie C. Bell & Laura Ethel Land Bell, was born June 6, 1927 in Moko AR, and died Aug. 4, 2010, in West Plains MO. She was united in marriage Oct. 19, 1955 in Reno NV to Harry Maloy Enlow, who preceded her in death Aug. 20, 1987. Also preceding her in death were her parents, Lonie C. Bell and Laura Ethel Land Bell, and six siblings, Maeoma Barnett, Marguerite Bell, Huston Bell, Helen Bergholtz, L.C. Bell Jr., and Betty Cash. She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Lee Amerson and husband Toby of Easley SC; one son, Anthony Micheal Enlow of Denver CO; four grandchildren, Courtney Jo Amerson and Ashlee Sue Amerson of Easley SC; Cassidy Rayne Enlow and Todd Michael Enlow of Denver CO; one sister, Hazel Harris and husband Dale of West Plains MO; several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Delores Baker.  She was a hairdresser and set up shops at several locations across the nation due to her husband's military career. She is a member of the Church of Christ and attended the Central Church of Christ at West Plains. She was a m other, grandmother, special aunt and special friend, and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains. Burial was in State Line Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.



19 Feb 1967 - 2 Feb 2013


Bobby Eugene Eskew, 45, of Benton, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at St Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL. He was born Nov. 19, 1967 at Houston, MO, to Jimmie Eugene and Tula Barbara Rains Eskew. He and Kathy Eskew were married June 10, 1989 at Winona, MO. Bobby was a truck driver with Werner Trucking and previously was employed by Scott County Highway Department. He is survived by h is wife, his parents, of Morley, MO, three daughters, Catherine, April and Jennifer Eskew, all of Benton, three brothers, Ron (Janae) Eskew of Scott City, Marvin (Anita) Eskew of Cleveland, TN, and Delbert (Terri) Eskew of Essex, MO, and a grandson, Claeton Eskew. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel, with the Rev. Todd Crumley officiating. Burial will be in Union Park Cemetery.


30 Mar 1966 - 18 Jun 2008




Lee Anthony Ennis, age 42 of Houston, MO, son of Robert and LaVonne (Fennel) Ennis was born on March 30, 1966 in Dublin, Georgia. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday afternoon June 18, 2008 after an automobile accident claimed his life near Success, MO. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Otis and Ruby Ennis, maternal grandfather, Jack Fennell, and maternal step-grandfather, William White. He is survived by his wife Michelle; daughter, Hannah LeChelle, son Dalton, and an adopted daughter, Arianna, all of the home; his parents Robert and LaVonne Ennis; a brother Stanley and wife Stacia; niece Kyndol and nephew Caleb, all of Georgia. He is survived as well by his maternal grandmother, Melrose White, also of Georgia; Father and mother-in-law, Elmer and Edith Bailey; brothers-in-law, Tony Bailey and wife Barbra, Richard Bailey and wife Lauri, sister-in-law Marci and husband, Lee, of Houston, as well as other nieces, nephews, family members and lots of friends. Growing up in Talbottom, GA, he attended school in Manchester, graduating from Manchester High School in 1984. He served in the US Army for 20 years, retiring as a Drill Sergeant in 2005. He was presently employed as a civil service worker as a weapons repairman. The greatest interests of his life were his wife, family and his church. He enjoyed travel, camping, and the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Family, friends, and community will miss him very much, but his love and compassion will continue to inspire us as we cherish his memory. Services were Saturday June 21 at 2 PM in the Evans Funeral Home. Brad Wallace and Dwayne Felton officiated with burial in the Union Chapel Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Dalton and Hannah Education Fund, c/o First National Bank, Houston, MO.       

Shannon Wallace Ennis

2 Jan 1927 - 19 Jan 2017



Shannon Wallace Ennis was born on January 2, 1927 in West Eminence, MO. He was the 8th of eight children of Alvin and Sarah Patterson Ennis. He passed away January 19, 2017 at Mountain View, MO at the age of 90 years. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Diane Hunter on April 8, 1949 at Winona, MO and to this union six children were born.  He was preceded in death by his parents Alvin and Sarah Ennis; two brothers Gilbert Ennis and Ford Ennis; five sisters Mabel Ennis Cooper, Eva Ennis Fister, Mary Ann Ennis, Brawley, Ruby Ennis Taylor, and Ruth Ennis Brooks. He is survived by his wife Dorothy D. Ennis of Eminence, MO; his children Shannon Ennis and wife Cheryl, Kenneth Ennis and wife Kathleen, Cathy Lonegan and husband Michael, Benjamin Ennis and wife Jonna, Charles Ennis, Michael Ennis and wife Glenda; his grandchildren Shannon Ennis, Sean Ennis, Ken Ennis, Patrick Ennis, Laruen Ennis, Sarah Ennis Bobbie Ennis, Brian Ennis; and his great grandchildren Carter, Reese, Finn, Davis and Kalin Ennis.  Shannon attended Eminence Schools from kindergarten until he graduated from high school. He left during his senior year of high school to serve in the US Army during World War II. After 17 weeks of basic training at Camp Walters, TX, he served as Acting Master Tech Sergeant during the German Occupation. Shannon came back home to graduate from Eminence High School in 1947. After high school graduation, Shannon attended the University of Missouri for a semester. He then traveled and worked various jobs. He was dating Dorothy who was teaching at Big Cedar Hill School. Dorothy had appendicitis and Shannon was her substitute teacher. This was Shannon’s first teaching assignment, an experience that made him decide to pursue a career in education. Shannon and Dorothy went to college at Southwest Baptist College in the summer of 1949, and returned back to Shannon county to teach at Carr’s Creek for that school term. Every summer they went to college, and every school term they had teaching assignments. Shannon also taught at Mill Creek (which is now Peck Ranch), Munsell, House’s Creek, and Summersville. Shannon graduated from Southwest Baptist with an Associate’s Degree in 1951. He graduated from Southwest Missouri State in 1955 with his Bachelors Degree. He earned his master degree in Administration from Drury in 1962. In 1954, when Shannon was 23, he was elected Shannon County School Superintendent. He held that position for 12 years, as it was phased out. He consolidated many one-room schools into Eminence, Winona, and Birch Tree. After County Superintendent, Shannon was employed by the Ozark Bi-Cultural Center for 2 years. This was a federally funded project to document Ozark education and culture. In 1969, Shannon was hired as Eminence R-I Public Schools Superintendent. He held that position for 24 years until he retired in 1993. He was tireless advocate of Eminence and kept the school financially strong as he grew educational programs. Shannon visited the State Department of Education in Jefferson City regularly and made sure the legislator knew the needs of small schools. He was appointed to the Vocational Advisory Board of the State of Missouri. Shannon always stopped at Army surplus to see if there was anything there that the schools might use. He made sure the cooks had what they needed to provide exceptional lunches for students. He knew the needs of this community and he never stopped trying to provide for the students. Shannon would visit the homes of students who were truant. He got most of them back to school. He knew that was the way to better lives. Shannon always held higher education as a way to better a life. Shannon received several honors upon his retirement, thanking him for his 45 years of service in education. He has touched many lives during those 45 years plus the 20 years since retirement. Who could begin to estimate the number? Many people have a story to tell about how Shannon has influenced their lives. Since retiring, Shannon has continued to be a part of the community that he loved. His favorite pastime during garden season was handing out homegrown tomatoes, peppers, okra, turnips, or other many items he grew. He spent every November at deer camp and every spring in the turkey woods. Highlights: Dr. John Robinson of the US Department of Education in Washington, DC appeared at the Eminence Schools and announced that he was doing a 5-year audit of Eminence Schools for Federal Impact Aid. When he finished the 3-day audit, he asked Shannon if he could tell President Ronald Reagan that he should hire him as a Federal Budget Officer. Shannon said fine, he would go if the President called him. President Reagan didn’t call!! Dr. Arvil Bunch was a former Shannon County Superintendent. He then became the Director of Army Worldwide Education. He asked Shannon to be his assistant. Shannon declined to remain in Shannon County. Interment at New Eminence Cemetery.


JAMES BARTLETT ESTES - Son of Wayne Estes and Clarice Pace Estes was born September 6, 1924 at Turner, Kansas and passed away at his home in Wheatland, MO on Sunday, February 5, 2006 making his age 81 years 5 months and 29 days. He was united in marriage to Jimmie Ellen Brooks October 22, 2002. To this union James brought 5 children, Jerry, Wanda, James Jr., Kenneth and Kathleen. To this union Jimmie Ellen brought 3 children, Connie, Andy Jr. and Maggie. James served in the United States Navy serving in the World War II and the Korean Conflict serving approximately two tours of duty. James worked as a detective in the Kansas City, MO Police Department working for the police department for 25 plus years. James and his wife Maxine of 33 years lived in Mountain View from 1980 until 2004. After Maxine's death he then married Jimmie Ellen and moved to Wheatland, MO. James is preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Clarice and his wife Maxine, his brothers, Charles Andrew Estes, Richard Wayne Estes. He is survived by his wife Jimmie Ellen Estes of Wheatland, MO, his sister Mary Anne Davis of Raymore, MO; his children, Jerry Estes of Summersville, MO; Wanda Martin of Sparta, MO; James Estes Jr., of Fort Worth, Texas; Kenneth Ballew of Spring Hills, Kansas; Kathleen Leronzo of Alexandria, Virginia; Connie Broders of Baldwin City, Kansas; Andy Estes Jr. of Lee Summit, MO; and Maggie Sadi of Stamford, CT; 15 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and friends. Services were held Saturday Feb 11th at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville with Rev. Emmett Bradford officiating. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home.  [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]


ROBERTA 'JEAN' SMYER EVANS - Age 77, daughter of Rufus Montana Smyer and Tiney Mae Varnell, was born Oct. 12, 1930 at Bendavis MO. She went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 1, 2007, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston MO. Jean was the youngest of 13 children. She grew up in the Bendavis community, attended grade school at Rackett Ridge and graduated from Houston High School in 1947. She taught one year in a rural school. The students were sometimes as old or older than she was and, of course, several were taller! She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, Ernest, Payton, Homer, Colan, Jimmy and Carl, and four sisters, Julia, Maude, Mary and Masie. She is survived by her husband, Clydie, of the home; one son, Clydie, Jr. and wife, Linda, of Houston; two grandchildren, Matthew and Misty; two sisters, Ruby MIRES of Houston and Ruth MASSEY and husband, Dearl, of Houston, and a host of wonderful family members and friends made throughout the years. 'Jeannie thirteenie' was part of a large close family, a family with abundant amounts of love. It was in this family setting that life lessons were learned: work hard, live life to the fullest, be proud of who you are, respect others and be honest. However, the greatest lesson learned was a love for God and His Word. Music was an important part of the SMYER family too. They would gather around playing guitars and singing many evenings and get-togethers.  Jean married the love of her life, Clydie EVANS, Sr., on December 12, 1950. To this union one son was born, Clydie EVANS, Jr. Clydie and Jean were best friends; they shared everything together. They worked together, shared sorrows and joys together, had fun and prayed together through each situation. Their special loving relationship lasted almost 57 years. They had several businesses: furniture stores, a car dealership, a hardware store, and the past 46 years, they owned and operated Evans Funeral Home in Houston, MO. Jean was the perfect partner as they worked together helping families through difficult times. She was able to share a comforting word or give a shoulder to lean on. She always had a friendly greeting, encouraging word and also an invitation to come back when you needed to visit.  Jean loved her family. She enjoyed family reunions and gatherings, while each one shared stories from the past and had lots of fun, and of course good food! Her home was open to all. You walked in the door, made yourself at home and immediately you were offered coffee, soda or maybe something to eat. It was a place to rest, laugh, and as her grandchildren learned, a place to have fun playing games or, of course, eating! Jean loved her family and was concerned about their wants, their needs, their hurts and rejoiced in their accomplishments. Jean was saved and baptized many years ago at the First Baptist Church in Houston. She loved the Lord and knew that He was her Shepherd; guiding and comforting her each mile of the way. She had found Him to be Faithful in her life. We will miss her, but now, because of her trust in His saving grace, she has met Him face to face. She has walked those streets of gold, she has knelt before her King and she is absolutely rejoicing with those who have gone before her. She is, at last, home. Services were Wednesday Dec. 5 at 2:00 PM in the Evans Funeral Home. Wesley WALLACE and Dr. Howell BURKHEAD officiated with burial in the Pine Lawn Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church Building Fund or any charity of your choice.


VERA RICHARDS FARROW EVANS - Born in Summersville, MO on May 27, 1918 to Gurnsey and Lu Richards joining her sisters Margaret Bell and Vivian Padgett and brother John all of whom have preceded her in death. Vera departed this life June 23, 2009 at Mtn. Home, AR.  She was united in marriage to Frank Farrow in June of 1940 and to this union three children were born-twins Linda and Lynn and Jack. Following Franks death in 1980 she married Russell Evans in 1987. Gene Todd Swanson was her only grandchild and was the light of her life. She is survived by her daughter Linda Howell and husband Dan of Mtn Home, AR; her son Jack Farrow and wife Sharon of Cassville, MO; one grandson Gene Swanson and wife Kamie and their children Deegan and Steele of Springfield, MO; niece Beverly Bell Harmon and family of Springfield, MO; nephew Jay Padgett and family of West Plains, MO; and niece Julia Padgett of Arizona.  Vera was a graduate of Summersville High School and attended college at Missouri State University, McKendree College and Southern Illinois University. Her degree in Music Education was achieved at McKendree, and her advanced certificate at SIU. These studies afforded her a teaching career that spanned in excess of fifty two years. One room schools were the beginning location of her classrooms. Wonderful stories came from these years at Riley, Oakside and Union Hill. She found it so amusing to look back and remember her age as younger than some of her students, cooking a pot of beans over a wood stove-the predecessor of a hot school lunch program and being taught how to walk a foot-log bridge to cross a creek. From a one room school teacher to a pioneer in Learning Disabilities she was truly an educator. These professional careers were spent in Granite City, IL, Eminence and Summersville, MO.  Vera loved spending time with friends through various organizations including the DAR, PTA, OES, and took an active position in each. Teaching continued to be a major part of her life in the form of Sunday School, and in Bible School.  Her happiest moments were spent laughing, telling funny stories, cooking for people she loved. Family, friends, students, neighbors-she was an unlimited energy to love and care for all she came in contact with.  Vera will be missed and remembered by many.  Funeral Services were held Friday, June 26, 2009 at 10AM in the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Summersville with Brother Gordon Howell officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Summersville.


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