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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NORMAN E. VALENTINE, SR. - Age 80 of Kansas City, MO, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of January 17, 2007. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Nina Jean FRY VALENTINE, as well as his parents, and a brother. He was the beloved father of Norman VALENTINE, Jr., and wife, Kari, of Kansas City; Sue VALENTINE -PLYER and husband, John, of Charlotte, NC; Vicki VALENTINE -HARTFORD of Belleville, IL; and Deborah SCHELKOPF of Sycamore, IL. He is also survived by grandchildren William and Wesley VALENTINE of Kansas City; Christopher, Anna, and Collin SCHELKOPF of Sycamore, IL; and Alexis Hartford of Belleville, IL. Norman was born June 2, 1926 in Belleville, IL, the son of William Louis Valentine and Cecile May (KUHNERT) VALENTINE. He graduated from high school in Belleville. He served briefly in the US Army Air Corps. He was attending B-29 Flight Engineer training when World War II ended. He worked in various sales positions including a stint as the manager of the Base Exchange at Scott Air Force Base, IL. He married Nina Jean FRY on May 24, 1958, in Staunton, IL. He worked as a skilled carpenter in the St. Louis area for several years, and was a foreman on projects including a pump station and a portion of the previous Busch Stadium. He owned and operated a Phillips 66 Station in Eminence, MO in the early 1960’s. During this time, he owned a stock car and raced at dirt tracks throughout Missouri. He also earned a private pilot’s license. He began a career as an educator in 1967. He taught building trades classes at Eminence High School while also going back to college. He completed a B.S. in Education from Southwest Missouri State University in 1970, a Masters in Education from Drury College in Springfield, MO in 1972 and a Specialist in Education form Kansas State College of Pittsburg in 1974. He became a High School Principal in Spokane, MO in 1970. Following that, he served as High School Principal in Summersville, MO and Thayer, MO. He became school Superintendent for the first time in 1975 in Bronaugh, MO. He then served for several years as the Superintendent for Consolidated School District #204 in Pinckneyville, IL and then Superintendent of the Winona, MO School District. While he was Superintendent at Winona, he helped the district become one of the first in Missouri to get computers in the classrooms. He then taught in the education department at Southwest Baptist University’s campus in Mountain. View, MO. Norman and Nina Jean managed a self- storage facility in St. Louis in the early 1990s before moving to Kansas City in 1995. He was a loving and devoted father. He shared with his son an avid love of baseball, coaching his son’s little league team for several years, and completing in 1989 a goal of having attended at least one game together at every major league stadium. He shared with his family a love of nature and animals. Throughout the years, the family had a variety of pets, including dogs, cats, birds, and some that were more exotic. Norman was proud of his affiliation with the Masonic Lodge. He was a Mason for over 45 years and is the Past Master of the Eminence, MO Lodge. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite and an active Shriner for many years. As a Shriner, he assisted several families in getting their children admitted for treatment at Shriners Hospitals. He participated in Shrine Clown Units in both Missouri and Illinois; his character was affectionately known as 'Dr. WooWoo'. A memorial service was held Sunday, January 21, 2007 at 2 p.m. at D.W. Newcomer’s White Chapel Funeral Home, Gladstone, MO. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Norman’s memory to either the Shriners Hospitals for Children, or Wayside Waifs. Arrangements were under the direction of D.W. Newcomer’s Sons White Chapel.  Sources for this information: The Kansas City Star.  Date: Tue May 15 22:37:57 2007.


BETTY VAN ARSDALE  -- [Not an obituary, but found with obituary clippings.]

For First Time:  Woman, 103, to Hospital - Mountain View (Special) – A 103-year-old Winona woman has been hospitalized for the first time in her life and says she “likes it fine.”  Mrs. Betty Van Arsdale was admitted to St. Francis Hospital here Thursday afternoon suffering from pneumonia which she has been battling at home for the past three weeks.  Mrs. Van Arsdale lives with her son, George Cartwright, 75, and does all the housework, cooking and washing for him.  During her lifetime, she says, she has taken care of 102 babies in the Winona community. All but two of them are still living.  The thing she likes most about the hospital: The way they roll the head of her bed up for her.


GEORGE R. VANARSDALL - Died July 1918. "Geo. Vanarsdall who went out to the Kansas harvest fields only a short time since, came in a corpse last Thursday, having contracted typhoid fever a couple of days after arriving in Kansas, and only surviving nine days. His remains were accompanied back by his brother-in-lay, Frank Myers, and interment was in the family burial ground at Munsell Chapel, funeral services being conducted under the auspices of Odd Fellow Order, of which he was a member."   Sources for this information: SHANNON COUNTY DEMOCRAT July 12, 1918.   Submitted by:  Jack Vanarsdall .   Date: Sat Dec 15 14:40:45 2007.


MAHALA JANE MYERS VANARSDALL - Died 1908. Daughter of Jasper and (Nancy (GIBSON) MYERS, wife of George VANARSDALL, mother of Lewis Wesley, Nellie E., Everret and Archie VANARSDALL. (1865-1908).  Sources for this information: Family Files.  Submitted by:  Norma (Myers) Stevenson.  Date: Wed Aug 1 10:23:36 2007. 


Edith 'Leona' Fisher Vance - Born March 15, 1924 at Mountain View, MO the daughter of Samuel Franklin O. and Rosalee (Brooks) Fisher. She passed away December 16, 2008 at Mountain View, MO at the age of 84 years. She was united in marriage to Glen O. Vance Sr. on May 28, 1940 in Mountain View, MO and to this union five children were born. Leona was preceded in death by her parents Samuel Franklin O. and Rosalee Fisher; her husband Glen O. Vance, Sr.; one infant daughter Ruby Louise; one son Donald Vance; two sisters Edna West and Betty Smith; numerous Aunts and Uncles. She is survived by two sons Glen O. Vance Jr. and wife Pat of Mountain View, MO, Charles Vance, Sr. and wife Sue of Mountain View, MO; one daughter Linda Sue Martin of Mountain View, MO; one step son Dudley Ginter and wife Glenda of Lake City, MI; two brothers Jr. Fisher of Mountain View, MO and Bill Fisher and wife Mary of Mountain View, MO; one sister Mary Wake of Mountain View, MO; one daughter in law Ella Faye Vance of Warrenton, MO; 7 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren and a host of family and friends. Leona was saved at the age of 12 years with her sister Edna in the Jacks Fork River by Brother Selby. She loved to fish, cook, doing cross word puzzles and reading. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Friday, December 19, 2008 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, MO with Bro. Chester Webster officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Mountain View, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View, MO.  


EFFIE ELIZABETH Schweighauser VANCE - Began her life on April 20, 1899 in Dent County, Missouri as the second child of Frank and Lilly Howlett Schweighauser and departed this life on March 20, 1987 at Birch View Manor Nursing Home in Birch Tree, MO at the age of 87 years, and 11 months. Effie was joined in marriage to Elmer Vance on June 24, 1917 and to this union nine children were born.  Her life was devoted to being a good wife, mother and homemaker. Effie was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; two sons, Denver and Hayes; both parents; one sister, Maggie Schweighauser and three brothers, Allie, Clyde and Sam Schweighauser. She leaves behind, her children, Dorothy Vance and Louise Welch, of Eminence, MO; three sons, Franklin W. Vance of St. Louis, MO; John H. Vance of Mountain View, MO; and Lindell Vance of House Springs, MO; one brother, Clarence Schweighauser of Cannon City, CO; one sister, Mamie Wilkins of Salem, MO; fifteen grandchildren; and sixteen great grandchildren. Effie lived her later years sharing a home with her daughter, Dorothy. She accepted Jesus Christ as her savior as a young girl and lived her life as a Christian example to her family and all who knew her. She leaves behind a legacy of gentleness and love and a sure faith in her Lord that will never be gone. Funeral services were held Monday, March 23 at 1 pm in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with Rev. Stanley Welch and Rev. Arvel Schweighauser officiating.  Burial was in Flatwoods Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence. 


MILDRED PEARL BRAWLEY VANCE - Born March 29, 1922 at Madison, IL. The daughter of Albert and Lula (LANCASTER) BRAWLEY, and passed away Saturday April 1, 1989 at the Lutheran Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 67. She was united in marriage to Franklin W. VANCE on March 10, 1944 at Salem, Fulton Co AR and to this union three children were born. She was also married to Leonard BRIDGES. She was preceded in death by her parents, her infant twin brother Millard, brother Henry BRAWLEY, one infant sister, Nellie; and one half-sister. She is survived by her husband Franklin, of the home; her son John R. VANCE and daughter-in-law Pat, of Fenton MO; daughter Beverly Kay VANCE, of St. Louis MO; daughter Wanda M. MESSIE and son-in-law John, of Arnold MO; three granddaughters, Jeanette, Cathy, and Christine, one sister Margie SHEPARD, of West Plains MO; and five half sisters - Betty O'KELLY, of Cape Girardeau MO; Nancy REDMAN, of Winona MO; Anthea (NORRIS) SMITH of Alton MO; Daisy ARRADONDO, of Bellview, WA; and Kay ADAMS of Van Buren, MO. [Other siblings not mentioned in the obituary are a sister Dorothy BRAWLEY and a brother, Raymond BRAWLEY] Mildred had professed her faith in Christ as her Savior and was a member of Victory Tabernacle Assembly of God in St. Louis, Missouri. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Monday, April 3, 1989 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel of Eminence with Rev. Lloyd WELCH officiating.  Burial was in Flat Wood Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.


LEO VANDEVORT - Born in Raymondville on August 9, 1935 and died at Cox Hospital in Springfield MO on Saturday, August 20, 2005 at the age of 70 years and 11 days. He was the son of the late Monte VANDEVORT and Mary VANDEVORT. Leo was united in marriage to Bonnie COOK of Hartshorn MO on February 4, 1956. They had 49 wonderful years together. To their union four children were born, Brenda, Ted, Lindell and Shelly. Leo attended rural schools around Summersville MO. He lived in Hartshorn MO for many years before moving to Mountain View MO. He worked many jobs, such as the rock quarry, the charcoal kilns, the pallet mill, as a painter, at yard mowing, and helping Bonnie with babysitting. He accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age and attended the Little Zion Baptist Church in Trask MO. He enjoyed Sunday School class and visiting with his fellow Christians at church. His favorite scripture was the 23rd Psalm. To his friends and relatives he would say, “Live every day as if (it were) your last.” He enjoyed gardening and giving the extra vegetables to his neighbors. He loved being outdoors. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. They would bring a smile to his face every time he saw them; they were his pride and joy. Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Monte VANDEVORT and wife Agnes (MULLINS) VANDEVORT, and his mother, Mary (BRASHEAR) VANDEVORT; son-in-law, Craig REAVIS; brother, Reber Lee VANDEVORT; and sister, Agnes (VANDEVORT) SMITH. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Bonnie, of the home; daughter Brenda REAVIS, Mountain View MO; son Ted and wife Fontella, and their daughters, Alyse and Becca, Chillicothe MO; son Lindell and wife Melinda, and their sons, Mason, Kendall and John Luka, Mountain View MO; daughter Shelly COOPER and her husband John, and son Chesney, Pomona MO. Also surviving are three sisters, Billy COOK and husband Clyde, Sylvia COOK and husband Lloyd, and Laura ROBINSON and husband Joe, all of Hartshorn MO; brother Robert VANDEVORT of Cabool MO, and many other relatives and friends. Leo will be deeply missed by all. His smile and laughter we will miss. We know our loss is Heaven’s gain. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at the Valley Center Church in Hartshorn MO with Rev. Daryl WALKER officiating. Burial was in the Valley Center Cemetery in Hartshorn under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View MO.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave, August 31, 2005. 


JACQUELYN LARUE SIMPSON HILL VAN DYKEN - Born March 20, 1938 in New Jersey, to Mahlon and Alice SIMPSON. She passed from this life on Thursday, October 27, 2005, at her home. She was 67 years old. Due to health problems early in life, the family moved to Miles City MT, and then to Ekalaka MT, where Jackie attended school. The family went from “Big City life” to “Little house on the prairie.” Alice SIMPSON was Jackie’s school teacher through most of her years in school, which sometimes made things a little difficult for them. Around 1956 the family made another big move to Mountain View MO, where Jackie graduated from high school. Her father Mahlon was a butcher by trade, and her mother Alice stayed home to take care of the farm. Jackie met Bill HILL, who was raised in Chicago IL, when he went for summer vacation to his family’s Montana farm. In 1957 or so, Bill went to Ekalaka MT from Chicago to find that Jackie had moved to Mountain View MO, so he found her there. They married and moved to Chicago for a while. Bill went into the service and they lived in Heidelberg, Germany, where their first child, Alice, was born in February, 1959. Jackie and Alice returned to the states on a big steam boat. After Bill returned from the service the family moved around and four more children were brought into this world. Kathy was born in Ekalaka MT in 1960; Michael was child number two born in Chicago in 1961; Elizabeth, also born in Chicago, in 1962, and Chuck, born in Chicago in 1972. Jackie drove a school bus in south-side Chicago for many years, but she loved to spend time with her horses, which were boarded in a nearby suburb. Bill restored antique cars for a living. Jackie and the children moved to Mountain View MO in 1972. Bill came to visit on weekends and continued to work in Chicago. During this time several tragedies happened to the family. Kathy passed away from Reyes Syndrome; Jackie and Mike were in a truck accident; and Jackie’s father Mahlon passed away. What was left of the family moved back to Chicago and then Jackie and Bill divorced. Jackie’s second marriage was to Bill VAN DYKEN, also an antique car enthusiast. Jackie and Bill lived happily in Milford IL until he passed away in 1991. After that, Jackie and youngest child Jackie, moved to a log cabin in the woods south of Winona MO. There Jackie met several good people, and enjoyed riding horses and living her life to the fullest in the peaceful valley she had found. Jackie is preceded in death by her parents, Mahlon and Alice SIMPSON; daughter Kathy; and second husband, Bill VAN DYKEN. She is survived by her daughter, Alice HILL, and her sweetie, Phil COLLEY, of the log cabin; daughter Elizabeth BISOUX, and her husband Bob, Mountain View MO; son Mike HILL and his sweetie, Susan, and her children, West Plains MO; son Chuck HILL and his sweetie, Tammy, and their children, Stephanie and Courtney, Chazie NY; stepson Scott ROSENBERG of Frankfort IL; sister-in-law Barbara DARBIN and family of Blue Island IL; grandchildren, Kathy of Texas; Margaret, Springfield MO; Jackie HILL, Chicago IL; Patrick HILL, Holden KS, and his brother Michael and sister, Stephanie; and great grandchildren Yancy and Caleb SHINKLE, Texas. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, November 5, 2005 at Falling Spring Mill at 3:00 p.m. Good neighbor and friend Roddy HAAN will lead the service. A gathering of friends and family at the log cabin will be held immediately after the service.   Sources for this information: The Current Wave, November 2, 2005.


JAMES EDWARD VAN HORN - Son of Ray Van Horn and Lorene Violet Steelman Van Horn, was born September 8, 1947 at Caraway, Arkansas. After a lengthy battle with Lou Gehrigs disease, he passed away at his home in Fenton, MO, Tuesday, March 13, 2007, making his age 59 years. James was united in marriage to Brenda Sue Cox, January 2, 1971, making their union together 36 years. To this union, one daughter, Donna Kay, was born. James served in the United States Army serving from October 12, 1964 to November 3, 1967. He worked at Texaco as a manager until he became ill and was unable to work. He is preceded in death by his father, Ray Van Horn; his mother, Lorene Van Horn; three sisters, an infant sister, Diana Van Horn; a younger sibling, Betty Jean Van Horn; and sister, Patricia Davis; and one brother, Jimmy Van Horn. James is survived by his wife, Brenda Van Horn, of the home in Fenton, MO; his daughter, Donna Hendricks, and husband, Richard; two grandchildren, James and Brenda, all of Fenton, MO; one brother, Lonnie Van Horn of Fenton, MO; two sisters, Linda Bockhoff and husband, Terry, of Imperial, MO; Bonnie Cox and husband, Dennis, of Maplewood, MO; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins; one aunt, Goldie Alexander; and three uncles, Ray, Albert, and Carl Steelman. Services were held Friday, March 16, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Albert Steelman officiating. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery with full Military Rites under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home, Summersville.  


LORENE VIOLET STEELMAN VAN HORN - Daughter of William ‘Bill’ Albert STEELMAN and Estella Perry (BRYANT) STEELMAN was born in Shannon County, MO; October 15, 1926 and went to be with the Lord Friday evening, February 9, 2007 at her son's James home in Fenton at the age of 80 years, 3 months and 24 days Lorene was united in marriage to Ray VAN HORN, May 15, 1944. To their union 8 children were born; Jimmy, James, Patricia, Betty Jean, Linda, Diana, Bonnie and Lonnie. Her whole life has been about doing and helping others. She lived for her children, grandchildren, and her great grandchildren. Lorene enjoyed making quilts, which every child, grandchild and great grandchild received one. She passed away 2 years after caring for her son Jimmy. She enjoyed playing bingo and crossword books. She will always be in our hearts. Preceding her in death are her father and mother Bill and Estella STEELMAN, 7 brothers, Tom, Earl, Lee, infant Calvin, Corb, Burley and Clyde; two sisters Almeda and Gladys, two daughters, Betty Jean and Diana and one son Jimmy. Lorene is survived by her children, James VAN HORN and wife Brenda of Fenton, MO; Patricia DAVIS and husband Bill of St. Peters, Linda BOCKHOFF and husband Terry of Imperial, Bonnie COX and husband Dennis of Maplewood, Lonnie VAN HORN of Fenton, one sister Goldie JOHNSON ALEXANDER of Des Moines, Iowa; three brothers, Ray STEELMAN of St. Louis, Albert STEELMAN and wife Mary of Summersville, Carl STEELMAN and wife Joann of Mexico, MO; 15 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter Jada. Lorene is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other family members. Services were held Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 at 10:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Gary STEELMAN and Rev. Albert STEELMAN officiating. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery in Hartshorn, MO under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave.


John Van Ort, Sr. - Age 79 of Steger, IL formerly of Eminence, MO - Born Jan. 4, 1929; passed away Dec. 31, 2008. Beloved husband of Theresa Van Ort nee Loitz, loving father of Debra (Stephen) Charles, Diane Van Ort, John (Cynthia) Van Ort Jr. and Patrick Van Ort. Cherished grandfather of Court, Tyler, Caitlin, Conner and John III. Dear brother of Donna (Robert) Ives of Orland Park, IL and Ruth (Jack) Brown of Florida. Visitation Saturday, January 3, 2009 from 12 - 5 PM with a service to follow at 5 PM. Private Interment at Calvary Cemetery-Steger, IL, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. Mr. Van Ort was a Korean War Marine Veteran, member of the VFW post 7222 of Summersville, MO, NRA member, and 1st Marine Association Member. He retired as an Operating Engineer with local 150. Memorials appreciated to Steger South Chicago Heights Library or South Suburban Humane Society. Information at (708) 755-6100 or

SARA ELIZABETH VANN - Born at Maynard, Arkansas, April 24, 1876; she died at Dallas, Texas, November 4, 1960, at the age of 84 years.  She is survived by one son, R. E. Vann of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. O.C. Beavers of Alabama, Mrs. John Betla of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  She was known to her many friends as Lizzie Vann. She was a member of the Methodist Church for 40 years in Winona, and was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge.  Funeral services were held at the Wildwood Chapel November 7, 1960, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Bob McGinnis and Rev. Jim Bowman officiating. Burial was in charge of the Restland Funeral Home. The organist was Edna Kimsey, and the vocalist was Mrs. Karen Shaw. She sang “Precious Memories” and “Safe in the Arms of Jesus.”


ALLEN LEO VAN WINKLE - Born on April 12, 1927 at New Liberty, Oregon County, Missouri, to James Allen Brady Van Winkle and Nancy Clementine (Allen) Van Winkle.  He departed  this life on January 11, 1997, at his residence in Mountain View, Missouri, at the age of 69. He was first married to Carrie Mae Odekirk on October 29, 1971.  She preceded him in death on January 24, 1981.  He later married Nadine Stark. Allen is also preceded in death by his parents and three sisters. He is survived by one son, James Van Winkle of West Plains, Missouri; two daughters, Michelle Wallin of Birch Tree, Missouri, and Tanya D. Van Winkle of Mountain  View, Missouri; one step-daughter, Secelia D. Smotherman of Mountain View, Missouri; one brother, Clyde Van Winkle of Lynnwood, Washington; three sisters, Myrtle Glass of Mountain View, Missouri, Beulah Reagle of Springfield, Missouri, and Dorothy LaBreacht of Louisville, Kentucky; three grandchildren, Brooke, Carrie and Desiree; one aunt, Phoebe Goodman; and  several nieces and nephews. Allen loved fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.  Services for Allen Leo Van Winkle were held on Tuesday, January 14, 1997, at 1:00 pm at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, Missouri, with Dr. Jim McCullen officiating.  Interment was in the Green Mountain Evaline Cemetery, in Fremont, Missouri, under the direction of  Duncan Funeral Home. 



25 Feb 1957 - 18 Mar 2016


Patricia Avanell Martin Van Winkle arrived on this plain February 25, 1957 to parents Elmedia Entenman and William Melton Martin at Lucy Lee Hospital in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. She was the baby sister to Bill and John Entenman and later a big sister to Bobby Martin. On February 18, 1978 she united in Holy Matrimony to her only love Dennis Van Winkle in Montier, Missouri, in response to the romantic proposal “If you don’t like how I am, marry me and change me”. She always joked that she married Dennis 'until something better comes along.” 38 years of marriage brought nothing better. On May 29, 1980 a baby girl Rhiannon Denise Van Winkle arrived, then May 14, 1986 Miranda Dawn Van Winkle completed the family. She always wanted lots of children and God answered that prayer with hosts of non-biological children and adults that she and Dennis loved as their own. On October 12, 2004 Keaton Mesendick arrived and instantly became Memaw’s fella and dance partner. February 11, 2016 Wesley Jage “Sprout” blessed her arms again. She held every baby, loved every child and wanted to help everyone. She lived life on her terms and passed on her terms leaving this plane on March 18, 2016 acquiring her new body and heavenly wings, leaving many to mourn in the glow of her loving memory and rejoice in her earthly accomplishments. She had accepted the Lord as her personal savior and is now with all her loves here and in paradise. There is no one like her and she will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents William Melton Martin and Elmedia (Entenman) Martin. She is survived by her husband Dennis Van Winkle of Winona, Missouri; two daughters Rhiannon Comer and husband Shane of Newport, Arkansas and Miranda Van Winkle and Will Decker of Eminence, Missouri; three grandchildren Keaton Mesendick, Landon Comer, and Wesley “Sprout” Decker; three brothers Bill Entenman of Myrtle, Missouri, John Entenman of Garland, Texas , and Bobby Martin of Winona, ,Missouri and a host of other family and friends. Interment Oak Forest Cemetery.



BARBARA ANN - and RICHARD D. VAN WINKLE - Barbara Ann and Richard D. Van Winkle Two small children died when their home burned near Winona Friday night, March 11, 1966. Flames gutted the Richard VAN WINKLE home on Highway 19 north of Winona and claimed the lives of Barbara Ann, age 3 weeks, and her 4-year-old brother, Richard David. Another brother, James, age 2, was rescued from the burning house by the parents. Mr. & Mrs. VAN WINKLE were reportedly working on a fence in the front of the house about 7 p.m. when they noticed smoke pouring out of the dwelling. The heat was very intense, but they were able to rescue 2- year-old James from the blaze. The other two could not be reached. The bodies of the two children were taken to the Clary Funeral Home. Attendants there said the baby was found in her crib and the boy near the front door. The baby had been born on February 15. The fire was believed to have started from an over heated Stove or flue. Funeral services were held in Winona for the children on Sunday, March 13. The community extends its sympathy by the fire in addition to the loss of their children and home. Children of Richard ‘Dickie’ & Mary Jane Teague VAN WINKLE Barbara Ann Van Winkle Feb. 15, 1966 - Mar. 11, 1966 Richard D. Van Winkle Oct. 26, 1963 - Mar. 11, 1966.  Sources for this information: 



8 Aug 1923 - 5 Nov 2015

Flossie Emily Counts Underwood VanWinkle was born August 8, 1923 at Winona, MO the daughter of Gude Counts and Bessie (Dixon) Counts. She passed away November 5, 2015 at Birch Tree, MO at the age of 92 years. She was united in marriage to Erva Underwood on October 19, 1940 at Eminence, MO and to this union five children were born. After Erva’s passing, she later married Dee VanWinkle in May of 1991 at Winona, MO. Flossie was preceded in death by her parents Gude and Bessie Counts; husband Erva Underwood; one daughter Susie Dailey; three granddaughters Wendy Wilkins, Brandi Wilkins, and Kelsey Asplin; two sons-in-law Mike Atnip and Ron Prewett; two sisters Nadine Hall and Effie Brown; and four brothers Ernest Counts, Paul Counts, Charles Counts, and Leroy Counts. She is survived by her husband Dee VanWinkle of Winona, MO; four children Buddy Underwood and wife Della of Ellington, MO, Gloria Prewett of Birch Tree, MO, Janet Burgener and husband Hal of Illinois, and Gail Bland and husband Jerry of Birch Tree, MO; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. Flossie was a member of the Winona Assembly of God Church. She loved the Lord and was a Godly woman. Flossie enjoyed flowers and gardening and the kids were amazed at what she had planted flowers in. Flossie broke her wrist by chasing a possum with a shovel because it was after her chickens. She loved it when her kids gathered together to pluck and clean chickens. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed cooking for all of them. Interment at Bethany Chapel Cemetery.


JAMES DAVID 'JIM' VAN WINKLE - Departed this life February 22, 2004 at his home in Winona at the age of 70. Jim was born December 14, 1933 at Winona, to Lee and Lydia (Strain) Van Winkle. On June 28, 1958, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Vanover and they were married for 45 years. Jim worked in the sawmill his whole life, except for a two year hitch in the army. He was preceded in death by both of his parents. He is survived by his wife Phyllis; four sons, Dennis and his wife Avanell, David and his wife Becky, Darrell and Billy, all of Winona; a daughter, Katherine Baker of Eminence; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dee and his wife Flossie, Frankie and his wife Diane, also of Winona; one sister, Linda and her husband Roy of Ozark, Mo.; four nieces and three nephews.  [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]


Lois Marie BARNES Vaugh - Died on January 11, 2007 at St. Johns Medical Center in Springfield, MO. Lois was born on March 20, 1930 in Shannon County, MO, the daughter of Toney and Minnie Barnes. She grew up, went to school and graduated from Winona High School in 1949. On April 15,1950 Lois and William Gale (Bill) Vaugh eloped to Arkansas where they where married. They then decided to leave Winona and they moved to Kansas City. Eventually They moved to the Olathe area where they lived for 30 years. Lois worked as a nurses aid for a few years and then in 1963 she began working for Western Electric where she would continue to work for more than 20 years and then retire from. After retiring Lois and Gale moved down to the John Redman Lake area because of their love of fishing and being outdoors. In 1999 Gale passed away and a few years later in 2004 Lois decided to take a visit down to her hometown of Winona. This became an extended visit of 4 years of which during this time she spent it by living her life to the fullest; by going to dances and meeting new and old friends, and enjoying music. Lois is survived by three children, Connie Runnels, William (Sonny) Vaugh Jr., and Marcia Sell, all of Hartford Kansas. 14 grandchildren, 22 Great-Grandchildren, one sister Beulah Pulliam, and one brother William Barnes. And many nieces and nephews. Lois is proceeded in death  by her late husband William Gale Vaugh, a daughter Roberta Strickland, two brothers; Floyd Barnes and Ray Barnes and two great granddaughters. Visitation will be at Jones Funeral Home in Burlington, Ks. On Jan.15, 2008 at 12: p.m. She will be interned at Strawn Cemetery, Jacobs Creek, KS. at 2:00 p.m. following the visitation. There will be a gathering of friends and family following the services at the Hartford Community Center. There will also be a Memorial Service at the Winona Senior Center. We have tentative planned it for Feb.2, at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.. When plans have been finalized , flyers will be posted at the Center. We would like to thank all of Lois' friends and family. You all made her life brighter.


ARTIE ADELINE NORRIS VERMILLION - Born in Carter County, Missouri, August 10, 1895, and departed this life September 25, 1936, age 41 years, one month and 15 days. She was united in marriage to George VERMILLION on November 20, 1910 and to this union eleven children were born, eight boys and three girls. She leaves to mourn her passing her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. NORRIS, of Rocky, her sons, Mel, Lew, Leland, Charlie, Elgin, Harlan, Floyd and Jackie VERMILLION; daughters Goldie ALCORN, Zelma OWENS and Lucy NORTON; sisters and brothers and many friends. She professed a hope in Christ in early life and united with the Methodist church, in which she lived a consistent Christian life. All who knew her loved her. Her body was laid to rest in the Horner Cemetery. She will be greatly missed by all her loved ones, but we know our loss is Heaven's gain. She is gone but never shall we forget her. 


CHARLOTTE MARIE VERMILLION - Born March 23, 1945 to Charles and Addie Ruth BRAWLEY VERMILLION in Winona, Missouri. She passed away June 29, 2006 in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 61 years. Charlotte is preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her mother Addie Ruth SEAMAN of Birch Tree, Missouri; her children Rusty Allen DRAKE and wife Bonnie HOLLOWAY of West Plains, Missouri; Chris Lee DRAKE of Fulton, Missouri; her sister Shirley BEARD of Winona, Missouri; one brother Steve VERMILLION of Winona, Missouri; and three grandchildren Jerry DRAKE, Justin DRAKE and Jeffrey DRAKE. Charlotte will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral Services were held Monday, July 3, 2006 at Horner Cemetery in Winona, MO with Rev. Otto FOUST officiating. Interment was at Horner Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home in Winona, MO.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave.  Submitted by:  Donita Barkley.  Date: Tue May 15 22:26:06 2007. 


Dale Massie Vermillion - Born May 26, 1938 at Fremont, MO the son of Marvin M. Vermillion and Ivy Myrtle Massie Vermillion. He departed this life September 8 2011 at Willow Healthcare in Willow Springs, MO at the age of 73 years. He is preceded in death by his parents Marvin M. and Ivy Myrtle Vermillion; three brothers Dwain, Ray and David Vermillion. Dale is survived by two sons Kevin Vermillion of Heath, OH and Keith Vermillion and wife Dee of Walnut Grove, MO; one daughter Kris Phillips of Tennessee; one adopted daughter Janel Vermillion of Florida; three brothers Marvin E. Vermillion and wife Silver of Coburn, PA, Clyde Vermillion and wife Ada 'Phyllis' of Mountain View, MO and Damon Vermillion of Birch Tree, MO; two sisters M. Ileen DeTienne of Laddonia, MO and Linda Lindsey of Winona, MO; several grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. He served 26 years in the United States Air Force retiring in the grade of Captain. Dale enjoyed hunting, bowling and spending time with his family and friends. Dale will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Arrangements were made under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes of Mountain View, MO. Donations can be made to the Pleasant Site Cemetery Association, HC 89 Box 554, Winona, MO.  

Dennis Ray





10 Sep 1953 - 14 Nov 2008





















Dennis Ray Vermillion was born September 10, 1953 at Ellington MO, the son of Harlen and Sylvia Rains Vermillion. He passed away on November 14, 2008 at Mountain View MO. He was united in marriage to Antonella Lopez on July 30, 1977 in Walden CO. This marriage lasted for 24 years. To this union three children were born, Ryan Scott, Chasity Sunshine and Amber Nicole. On September 12, 2001, he was united in marriage to Kelly Roberts Phillips at his parent’s home in Winona MO, on what would have been his parent’s 55th wedding anniversary. Kelly has two children who became like his own. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harlen and Sylvia Vermillion; four brothers, Charles Robert, Bobby Wayne, Glen Keith, and Roger Dale Vermillion; one sister, Florence Adaline 'Sis' Riegle; and one granddaughter, Harlie-Jo Colleen Phillips. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Kelly of the home in Winona; one son, Ryan 'Buddy' and wife, Barbara, of Los Angeles, CA; two daughters, Chasity 'Pretty' Vermillion of Springfield MO and her companion, Joel Martin of Atlanta GA, and Nicole 'Sugars' Vermillion and fiancé, Brad Cook, of Springfield MO; two stepchildren, Jared Gomez Phillips and companion, Ashley Thompson of Winona MO, and Jodie 'Jodie Ray McCallister' Voyles and husband Colby, of Springfield MO. He had six beautiful grandchildren who thought he was the BEST PaPa in the world: Jasmyn 'Princess' Johnson, Destiny 'Baby Blue Eyes' Norman, Daelin 'BooBoo' Cook, Jackson 'Baby' Gomez Phillips, Astaysa 'Miss Twiggy' Cook, and Sienna 'Miss Tweety' Vermillion; five brothers, Bernie Vermillion and wife, Sharon, of Foster OK; Winfred Vermillion and wife, Wanda, of Ellington MO; Richard Vermillion and wife, Janet, of Rogersville MO; Virgil and friend, Debby Pulley, of Willow Springs MO; and Randy Vermillion of Peace Valley MO; two sisters, Vicki Gann and husband, Larry, of Rogersville MO and Shairron Brawley and husband, Lyle of Winona MO; aunts, uncles, and many, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Dennis 'R.B.' grew up in the Winona area and graduated from Winona High School in 1973. In 1977, he left his hometown to go to Colorado. While there, he married and started his own family of three children. They later moved to California. In 1991, he and his family moved back to MO, settling in Rogersville for several years. For most of his adult life, he was a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed being involved in road construction, for which he claimed he got his start under the railroad bridge in Low Wassie. He was currently employed with John W. Stone Oil Distributing in Venice, LA. He enjoyed the work and the new friends he made, but missed being with his family at home. He had a strong love for God and for his family. He claimed every cousin, no matter how distant. Most everyone who knew him got a special nickname. He most recently attended Turkey Oak Community Church where he loved to worship the Lord and fellowship with other Christians. Many people were blessed when he sang for the Lord. Dennis 'R.B.' was loved and will be missed terribly by those who were closest to him. We take comfort in knowing that he is with the Lord and we will be able to see him again when we get there. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at the House of Prayer Church in Winona MO with Archie Taylor and Sister Myrtle Martin officiating. Interment was in Horner Cemetery in Winona MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona MO.



Dennis Ray 'Toe Joe' Vermillion - Born July 24, 1951 at Winona, MO to Leland Vermillion and Elsa (Brawley) Vermillion and passed away January 3, 2008 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, MO. Dennis was married to Deborah Perrin on September 20, 1968 at St. Louis, MO and to this union one son Terry was born. He was preceded in death by his father Leland Vermillion, his mother Elsa (Brawley) Vermillion; his grandparents George and Artie Vermillion and Walter and Maggie Brawley; and his mother-in-law Ivern Avanell (Dean) Perrin. Dennis is survived by his wife Deborah Vermillion of Winona, MO; one son Terry Vermillion and wife Kathy of Winona, MO; one grandson Mike Vermillion and wife Jessica of Winona, MO; one granddaughter Katie Vermillion of Winona, MO; one brother Dean Vermillion of Birch Tree, MO; three sisters Linda Fisher and husband Bob, Maggie Farris and Marie Richardson all of Winona, MO; one step sister Patsy Martin of Winona, MO; one sister in law Rene Thacker and husband Stan of Winona, MO; his father-in-law Junior Perrin of O'Fallon, MO and a host of relatives and friends. Dennis was employed at Missouri Pipe in St. Louis, MO for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and fish frys. Dennis loved his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral Services were held Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 10:00 am at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Pastor Lonnie and Yvonne Cagle officiating. Interment was in the Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home Winona, MO.


FLOYD NORRIS 'BOOG' VERMILLION - Born March7, 1928 in West Eminence, MO to George Thomas and Artie Adaline NORRIS VERMILLION. He passed away December 11, 1999 at the Beverly Health Care Facility in West Plains, MO at the age of 71 years. He was united in marriage to Rosa Lee FISHER on February 23, 1952 in Salem, AR. Floyd is preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers, Melvin, Charlie, Lou, Elgin, Leland, Harlen, and Jackie Dale; two sisters, Lucy NORTON and Goldie ALCORN. He is survived by his wife Rosa Lee of Winona, MO; one sister, Zelma OWENS of Willow Springs, MO, several nieces and nephews; one aunt, Nellie CRAIG and one uncle, Oscar ‘Brownie’ NORRIS. Floyd retired from the Winona Post Company in 1992 after working there for 36 years. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, December 14, 1999 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev. Darrell JONES officiating. Interment was in the Horner Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. 



Goldie Vermillion

28 May 1929 - 23 Oct 2013


Goldie Mae McAfee Vermillion was born May 28, 1929 at Mill Creek in Carter County, MO the daughter of Homer Michael McAfee and Cassie Belle (Norris) McAfee. She passed away October 23, 2013 at Mountain View, MO at the age of 84 years.Goldie Mae was united in marriage to Ray Vermillion on June 27, 1946 and to this union three children were born. Goldie Mae was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ray Vermillion; one sister Bessie Akers; and two daughters-in-law Delores Vermillion and Sandra Vermillion. Goldie Mae is survived by three sons, Roger Vermillion and wife Debbie of Bland, MO; Benny Vermillion of Villa Ridge, MO; and Doug Vermillion and wife Hulene of Villa Ridge, MO; two brothers Herb McAfee and wife Reva of Birch Tree, MO and Paul McAfee and wife Leveda of West Plains, MO; two sisters Teresa Baker and husband Bert of Kansas City, MO and Crystal Tabor and husband Bob of Mountain View, MO; 10 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Goldie Mae grew up in the Mill Creek Community and lived most of her life in this area. She was a Christian and was baptized when she attended the Birch Tree Baptist Church. She later attended the Assembly of God Church in St. James, MO and Birch Tree, MO. Goldie Mae enjoyed quilting, and cross-stitching. She collected dolls and would make clothes and accessories for them. She loved her children and grandchildren. Goldie Mae will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved her. 



Friday, October 25, 2013   6PM to 8PM 

Duncan Funeral Chapel – Birch Tree, MO 


Saturday, October 26, 2013  10 AM 

Duncan Funeral Chapel – Birch Tree, MO  

INTERMENT:     Oak Grove Cemetery  Birch Tree, MO




HARLEN BERNIE VERMILLION - Born August 20, 1924 in Shawnee Creek, MO to George Thomas and Artie Adeline NORRIS VERMILLION. He passed away November 25, 1997 at St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View at the age of 73 years. He was united in marriage on September 12, 1946 to Sylvia Mae RAINS at Centerville Baptist Church in Centerville, MO. To this union 13 children were born. Harlen is preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Mel, Lou, Leland, Charles, Elgin and Jackie VERMILLION; two sisters, Goldie ALCORN and Lucy NORTON; three sons, Charles, Robert, Bobby Wayne, and Glen Keith VERMILLION. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia VERMILLION of Winona; seven sons; Bernie Leroy of Rogersville, Roger Dale of Winona, Harlen Winfred of Ellington, Dennis Ray of Ozark, Richard Lynn of Springfield, Virgil Lee of Rogersville, and Randy Junior VERMILLION of West Plains, MO; three daughters, Florence Adeline RIEGLE of Seymour, MO, Vicki Lynn GANN of Rogersville, MO, and Shairron Sue BRAWLEY of Winona, MO; one brother, Floyd VERMILLION of Winona, MO; and one sister, Zelma OWENS of Willow Springs, MO. Harlen was a member of the Living Word Church in Bartlett, MO. He was a good father, grandfather, and great grandfather and he will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held at 10:00am Friday, November 28th at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev. Sharon BARTON officiating. Interment was in the Horner Cemetery in Winona under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave.



janice brooks vermillion

19 Dec 1952 - 28 Oct 2013


Janice Lee Brooks-Vermillion, age 60, of Marshfield, MO, went to be with her Savior on Monday, October 28, 2013 in her home surrounded by her loving family . She was born December 19, 1952, in Springfield, MO, to James and Betty (Freeman) Brooks. She was a member of Higher Vision Church in Rogersville, MO. Janice liked garage selling, painting, fishing, and decorating her house for Christmas, she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her greatest passion was sharing her faith and her love of Jesus to everyone she knew. She was preceded in death by her father,James R. Brooks. She is survived by her husband of seven years, Richard Vermillion; three children, Michael Bell and wife Amy of Fair Grove, Mark Bell and wife Jessica of Republic, and Angela Mitchell and husband David of Seymour; seven grandchildren, Dalena, Nicole, Christopher, Taylor, Anna, Ashton, and Lyla; one great-grandchild, Trebor; her mother, Betty Ann Brooks; two brothers, Jerry Brooks and James Brooks; four sisters; Sandy Vise, Vicki Kelchner, Kathy McBride, and Lori Brooks; and a host of family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 31, 2013, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, MO with Pastor Sue Warner officiating. Burial will be held in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Cancer Foundation. Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, MO.


Jonathan Roger Vermillion - Born Aug. 11, 1972, at Columbia, Mo., the son of Roger Dale Vermillion and Barbara (Counts) Vermillion. He departed this life Jan. 9, 2011, at Rolla, Mo., at the age of 38 years. He was married to Dorothy Hopkins on Jan. 14, 1996, and to this union, one son, Jonathan David Vermillion was born. Jonathan is preceded in death by his father Roger Vermillion; and his grandparents, Harlan and Sylvia Vermillion and Grandfather Dwight Counts. He is survived by his mother, Barbara Counts of Canada; one brother Craig Vermillion and wife Angie of Rolla, Mo.; grandmother Sylvia Counts; and a host of many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Jonathan will be sadly missed by his family. Graveside services were held Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at the Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, Mo., with Bill Bales officiating under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes of Winona, Mo.


KAITLYN MARIE 'SISSY' VERMILLION - Age 11, Crane, Mo., entered into the arms of angels on Feb. 5, 2006. Miss VERMILLION was born Feb. 3, 1995, in West Plains, Mo., to Bryon Keith and Elizabeth Elaine WOODS VERMILLION. She was a former Republic, Mo., resident, and had recently moved to Crane. She had been a fifth grade student at Republic R-III Elementary, and was a member of the Hood United Methodist Church. Miss VERMILLION was a Girl Scout and a cheerleader. She loved to sing, shop, ride horses, and go camping and fishing. Survivors include her parents, Bryon and Elaine VERMILLION of Crane; three brothers, Brandon VERMILLION, Anthony VERMILLION, and Ethan WOODS, all of the home; maternal grandmother, Ann WOODS, of Crane; maternal grandfather, Robert A. WOODS, DDS, of Colorado; maternal great- grandparents, R.F. and Evelyn GOODSON of Jackson, Mo.; paternal grandmother, Tonita WILLIAMS LAY of Winona, Mo.; paternal grandfather, Bernie VERMILLION of Florida; paternal great-grandmother, Imogene WILLIAMS, of Winona; numerous other relatives; and many friends. Miss VERMILLION was a shining star who will be mourned and missed by all who had the chance to know and love her. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at Hood United Methodist Church, Republic, with the Pastor Gary Griffin officiating. Burial will be in Galena Cemetery, Galena, Mo., under the care of Westrip Funeral Home, Crane, Mo., Visitation was held Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.  Sources for this information: Ozarks Newsstand 2006. 




Katie Genevia Tucker VERMILLION


Katie Genevia Tucker was born near Midco, Carter County, Missouri, on Jan. 9, 1916, the daughter of William Washington 'Wash' Tucker and Viola Belle 'Ola' Williams. She passed away Feb. 3, 1994. She married Melvin Virgil 'Mel' Vermillion on Dec. 9, 1930, and to this union 10 children were born. Kate was preceded in death by her husband Mel, both her parents, several half-siblings: Walter Hobart Tucker, Dortha Mae Hoffman, Colombus 'Ray' Tucker, and brother William 'Roy' Tucker. She is survived by her children William Eugene 'Gene' Vermillion, Nadine Counts Lunsford, William Walter 'Bill' Vermillion, Evelyn Marie Pollman Martin, Sally Mae Lunsford, Virginia Lee 'Jennie' West Morris, Carol Sue Mooney, Melba Kay Plunk Snider, Alan Dee and Brockie Joe Vermillion. Kate is also survived by step-mother Ava Norris Tucker, brother Vernon Audrey Tucker, half-sisters Erma Lucy Little, Betty 'June' Roberts, Sharon Kay Davis, Judy Lynn Walker, Anna Lee Weaver and Lois Campbell Barkley; half brothers William 'Wayne' Tucker, Willie 'Doris' Tucker, and Thomas Lewis 'Tom' Campbell, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Kate was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and all-around wonderful person. She was kind and selfless, compassionate and giving in nature. She is rejoined with her loved ones in Heaven, but will be sadly missed by all her friends and family. Kate is buried at Horner Cemetery beside her husband Mel.

23 Sep 1911 - 1 Oct 1984

Melvin Virgil Vermillion was born September 23, 1911, the son of George T. and Artie Adeline Vermillion and departed this life October 1, 1984 at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in Mountain. View at the age of 73 years and 8 days. On December 9, 1930 he was united in marriage to Katie Genevia Tucker and to this union 10 children were born:  Gene Vermillion of Neosho; Bill Vermillion and Carol Mooney of Eminence; Brock Vermillion, Nadene Lunsford and Melba Plunk of Winona; Evelyn Martin, Sally Lunsford, Virginia West and Allen Vermillion of St. Louis. He leaves to mourn his passing all his children, 28 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; four brothers, Lew Vermillion  of Licking, Jack Vermillion of Fremont, Harlen and Floyd Vermillion of Winona; two sisters, Zelma Owens of Willow Springs and Lucy Norton of Winona. Three brothers preceded  him in death, Leland, Charley and Elgin; and one sister, Goldie Alcorn. He will be sadly missed by a host of relatives and friends.  Melvin accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age and lived faithfully. This writer had the privilege to know Melvin for some 44 years, in this time he always greeted me with a smile and a good word just like his father, George did.  He was my friend and brother in Christ. Melvin, we expect to meet you in Heaven. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Winona with Rev. Victor Elliott officiating.  Burial was in Horner Cemetery at Winona under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.


27 Jan 1953 - 31 Aug 2016


Rex David Vermillion was born January 27, 1953 at Winona, MO the son of Elgin Vermillion and Ruby (Huett) Vermillion. He passed away August 31, 2016 at Birch Tree, MO at the age of 63 years. Rex never married. He was preceded in death by his father Elgin Vermillion and one brother Ronald Vermillion. He is survived by his mother Ruby Vermillion of Winona, MO; one brother Eric Vermillion of Winona, MO; two sisters Loretta Weible and husband Richard of Winona, MO and Marlene Self and Jay Abbey of Winona, MO; five nieces Kristy Meek and husband Ronnie of Osage, IA, Whitney Meek of Osage, IA, Elizabeth Vermillion of Winona, MO, Erica Vermillion of Winona, MO, and Lori Weible of Winona, MO; three nephews Jared Self of Monett, MO, Darin Vermillion and wife Francie of Ellington, MO and Zack Vermillion and Brittney of Birch Tree, MO; and a host of other family and friends. Rex graduated from Winona High School in 1971. He worked for McBride Sawmill for many years until he became disabled. He enjoyed hunting, especially time spent in the deer woods. Rex loved gigging season where he would sit on the bank and enjoyed eating the fish and spending time with his family and friends. Rex was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Interment at Horner Cemetery.


22 Mar 1931 - 12 Nov 2006

Sgt. Robert E. “Gene” Vermillion Robert Eugene VERMILLION was born March 22, 1931 at Winona , MO and departed this life November 12, 2006 at Neosho , MO at the age of 75 years. He was the eldest son of Melvin and Katie (TUCKER) VERMILLION. Gene was married to Lela WHITE on July 2 1951, although divorced they remained close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Katie (TUCKER) VERMILLION, his grandparents George and Artie (NORRIS) VERMILLION and W. W. TUCKER and Ola (Williams) Tucker. He is survived by his 6 children Mike VERMILLION and wife Mary of Neosho, MO; Debra JARRETT of Aptos, CA; Terrie KITCHENS and husband Dwayne of Monett, MO; Bobby VERMILLION of Kingsland, TX; 1 stepson Jack VERMILLION and wife of Granby, MO; 1 stepdaughter Suzie ROBINSON and husband of Grove, OK; 13 grandchildren Roger, Kevin, Corwin, Jeff, Robert Carl, Nigal, Mandy, Mindy, Felicia, Tim, Jacob, and David; 9 great grandchildren Mason, Gracie, Sierra, Dalton, Wheeler, Konrad, Autumn, Braydon, and Jayde; 3 brothers Bill VERMILLION and wife Rosemary of Eminence, MO; Brock VERMILLION and wife Sonja and Alan VERMILLION and wife Susan all of Japan, MO; 6 sisters Nadine LUNSFORD, Melba SNIDER and husband Roy all of Winona, MO; Carol MOONEY of Eminence, MO; Sally LUNSFORD and husband J.R. of Fredericktown, MO; Jenny MORRIS and husband Bert of St. Louis, MO; Evelyn MARTIN and husband Sam of Mountain View, MO; 5 aunts Erma Jean (TUCKER) LITTLE, of Arnold, MO; June (TUCKER) Roberts, Sharon (TUCKER) Davis, Judy (TUCKER) WALKER, Zelma (VERMILLION) WEAVER, Lois (CAMPBELL) BARKLEY; 1 special great aunt Norrine (BARKLEY) NORRIS ; 1 uncle Wayne TUCKER of Springfield, MO and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Gene, as he was known by the family, was a very honest, dependable, caring man. At the young age of 17, Gene joined the Army, which he served proudly for 17 years. Due to health problems he was discharged in 1965 with an honorable medical discharge. He was very proud of the country we live in, and proud of those who are in the service today, making a sacrifice so we can have our freedom. Gene was a proud dad, grandpa, brother and uncle. He always talked to at least 3 or 4 of his brothers and sisters every day, always staying in contact with his family. Gene has touched many lives during his life and will be greatly missed by everyone.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave.  [Burial at Horner Cemetery]


Rosa Lee Fisher 'ROSIE' Vermillion - Age 74, Winona passed away on Monday, April 5 in Mountain View, Missouri. Funeral services for Rose Lee 'Liza' Vermillion will be at 3 p.m.  Wednesday, April 7 at the funeral chapel in Winona, with interment in Horner Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. The family will receive their friends from 1-3 p.m.  Wednesday, April 7 at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona. Rose Lee 'Liza' Fisher Vermillion - Born August 14, 1935 at Deering, MO the daughter of William C. Fisher and Mary M. Denning Fisher. She passed away April 5, 2010 at Mountain View, MO at the age of 74 years. She was united in marriage to Floyd Norris Vermillion on February 23, 1952 in Arkansas. Rosa was preceded in death by her parents William and Mary Fisher; her husband Floyd Vermillion; six brothers, Frank Fisher, Frank Jessie Fisher, Minnie Fisher, Henry Fisher, George Fisher and Herman Fisher; three sisters Dorothy Fisher, Bertha Fisher and Irene Biedrzycki. She is survived by two brothers David Paul Fisher and wife Ellen of Winona, MO; Bobby Gene Fisher and wife Linda of Winona, MO; one sister Ruby French of Poplar Bluff, MO; and a host of family and friends. Rosa enjoyed doing her yard work, canning and gardening. She loved helping everyone whether it was giving from her garden or cutting their hair. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Victor C. Elliott officiating. Interment was in Horner Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes. 


RUTH GRUNEWALD BOLIN VERMILLION - Born on September 18, 1934 to Kurt and Herta GRUNEWALD in Wuppertal, Germany. She passed away on January 13, 2006 in Bland MO at 71 years of age. She was married to John J. ‘Jay’ BOLIN in November, 1956 in Germany, and again on April 20, 1963 in the USA. She came to this country on March 4, 1958. Ruth and Jay lived for a time in Winona. They were divorced. She married Ray D. VERMILLION on June 20, 1970, in Winona MO. She operated the Heidelberg Inn Restaurant in Winona from July, 1968 to September, 1974. Ruth is survived by her brother, Peter WAGER of Mannheim, West Germany; three stepsons, Roger and wife Deborah VERMILLION, Bland MO; Benjamin and wife Sandy VERMILLION, Villa Ridge MO; and Douglas and wife Hulene VERMILLION, Villa Ridge MO; 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, and many friends. Ruth will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Cremation services were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home in Winona MO. Interment was at Pleasant Site Cemetery in Winona. - The Current Wave.


SANDRA HOPSON VERMILLION - Died July 27, 2007.  Memorial services for Sandra VERMILLION, nee HOPSON, 59, Villa Ridge, will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Thiebes Funeral Home, Pacific MO. Visitation will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. VERMILLION died Friday, July 27, 2007, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Ben VERMILLION, Villa Ridge; her parents, Carroll and Albereta HOPSON, Pacific; one son, Anthony VERMILLION, Pacific; one brother, Ronnie HOPSON and husband Mickey, Rolla; two sisters, Jackie ASH and husband Charlie, Pacific, and Cheryl BROCATO and husband Frank, Owensville; four grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. The family is being served by Nieburg-Vitt, Thiebes Funeral Home, Pacific.

STEVE ALLEN VERMILLION - Born June 17, 1958 in St. Louis, MO, to Charles Elvie VERMILLION and Addie Ruth BRAWLEY. He departed this life on January 5, 2007 in West Plains, MO. Steve was preceded in death by his father, Charles, and one sister, Charlotte Marie VERMILLION. He leaves behind his mother, Addie Ruth, of Birch Tree, MO; his sister, Shirley BEARD, of Winona, MO; one daughter, Terrie WARDEN; and two grandchildren, Kody and Avery, of Troy, IL. While living in Illinois, Steve was a member of the local carpenters union #295. His love for the wilderness brought him back to Shannon County, where he spent most of his time enjoying the river, shooting guns, and being with family and friends. Steve brought joy to many of us each day, and his memory will live on with us forever. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO, with Otto FOUST officiating. Interment was in Horner Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona, MO.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave.


SYLVIA M. RAINS VERMILLION - Born August 11, 1930 in Ellington, Reynolds Co MO, the daughter of Robert and Stella Florence (NICHOLS) RAINS. She passed away March 10, 2001, at West Plains, Howell Co MO. On September 12, 1946, she was united in marriage to Harlen Bernie VERMILLION at the Centerville Baptist Church, Centerville, Mo. Harlen preceded her in death Nov. 25, 1997. She is also preceded in death by her parents; four sons, Charles Robert, Bobby Wayne, Glen Keith, and Roger Dale VERMILLION; one brother and one sister. She is survived by six sons, Bernie VERMILLION, Harlen VERMILLION, Dennis Ray VERMILLION, Richard Lynn VERMILLION, Virgie Lee VERMILLION and Randy Junior VERMILLION; three daughters, Florence RIEGLE, Vicki Lynn GANN and Shairron BRAWLEY;34 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren; two sisters, Ellen PRITCHETT, and Alice LEWIS. Burial was in Horner Cemetery, Winona MO.  Sources for this information: The Current Wave.


Tristan Tyler Vermillion - Stillborn on October 23, 2010 in the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California. He is survived by his parents, Jedidiah Marvin and Mackinzie Marie Morgan Vermillion of San Diego, CA; paternal grandparents, Larry and Valerie Vermillion of Cape Girardeau, MO; maternal grandparents, Kayla Ballard of Searcy, AR. and Paul Pobst of Benton, MO., and Corbitt Morgan. A graveside funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 10, 2010 in the Pleasant Site Cemetery in Fremont, MO with his grandfather Corbitt Morgan officiating.



27 Jan 1961 - 19 Dec 2012

Edward Robert Vessels was born January 27, 1961 in St. Louis, MO the son of Edward Francis Vessels and Patricia (Hunter) Vessels. He passed away December 19, 2012 at Van Buren, MO at the age of 51 years. He was united in marriage to Patti Eatherton on April 3, 1982 in Chesterfield, MO and to this union two children were born. Ed was preceded in death by his father Edward Francis Vessels.

He is survived by his wife Patti Vessels of Van Buren, MO; one son Joshua Vessels of Eminence, MO; one daughter Kristen Vessels of Van Buren, MO; his mother Patricia Belcher of Kirkwood, MO; three sisters Vicky Clark and husband Terry of Union, MO, Donna Klebolt and husband Steve of Labadie, MO and Christy Walker and husband Scott of Ballwin, MO; and a host of family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

MILDRED M. VICK - Age 80, a former resident of the Eminence area, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 1995, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital East Campus, near where she was living in Pacific Beach, Washington. Mildred was born Oct. 4, 1915, in Boise, Idaho.  She was raised in Portland, Oregon. In 1940, she married Norman Vick Sr., in Portland, OR and to this union two children were born. She lived in Pacific Beach from 1942 to 1979 and was the owner of the Spot Tavern. She later moved to Eminence, but returned to Pacific Beach in 1992. She enjoyed gardening and traveling. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years in 1992; and one daughter Patricia Avery in 1993. She is survived by her son, Norman Vick Jr., of Pacific Beach, WA; a sister, Jean Goboury of Portland, OR; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.


Villarreal. III - Born July 14, 1968 at Rock Fort, Illinois to Mona Mae Bolden from Tupelo, Arkansas and Leopold Villarreal II of Corpus Christi, Texas. Leo passed away at on July 3, 2010 at age 41. He is preceded in death by his mother Mona Mae, father Leo Sr., brother Robert Earl and sister Donna Mae. He is survived by a loving wife of 21 years Theresa Villarreal of Bucyrus, his brother Jesse Villarreal and wife Michelle of Bucyrus, Andrew Villarreal and wife Jenny of Rockford, Illinois, Charles Sikes and wife Diane of Cabool, and Billy Sikes and wife Betty of Houston. His children, Brandon Lee and fiancee Stephanie of Bucyrus, Jennifer Akers of Rockford, Illinois, Christina Villarreal and boyfriend Alex of Bucyrus, and Kayla Villarreal and boyfriend Jeff of Bucyrus. His grandchildren, Kaeden Sky Lee age 2, and Savanna Mae Lee age 1 both of Bucyrus, Kaera Elizabeth Akers age 4 and Cameron Anthony Akers age 2 both of Rockford, Illinois. Leo is also survived by a host of many other family members. He will be sadly missed by all who loved and knew him. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at 10 :00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brad Wallace officiating. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery at Hartshorn, MO under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


EVELYN MARIE FOX VINSON - Daughter of Sinia Short Fox and the late  Edgar Fox, was born in Fremont, MO on October 12, 1929.  She departed this life in Ellington, MO on August 30, 1995, having attained the age of 65 years 10 months and 18 days. September 7, 1948  in Clay County, Arkansas Evelyn was united in marriage to Alvin Vinson, and to this loving union 1 son was born.  Evelyn was a housewife and a loving mother.  She enjoyed making quilts and doing embroidery. Evelyn was preceded in death by her father, Edgar Fox; her husband, Alvin Vinson; and her son, Ralph Lee Vinson. Evelyn is survived by her mother Sinia Fox of Ellington, MO, 2 brothers, Floyd Fox of Winona, MO and James Fox of Edgerton, Kansas; 2 sisters, Thelma Kozak of Overland Park, Kansas, and Ilene Van Lerberg of Prairie Village, Kansas; 1 grandchild and 2 great-grandchildren.  Evelyn will be sadly missed by a host of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and many friends  who will mourn her passing. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 1995, at McSpadden Funeral Homes, Inc., Ellington, Mo.  Burial was in Price Cemetery with Pastor Noel Mead officiating.  Pallbearers: Floyd and James Fox, Edward Wisong, Noel Meade.  Arrangements by The McSpadden Funeral Home, Ellington, MO.  


Margaret Louise Ball Isbell Vossen - Born February 21, 1922 in West Plains, Missouri, the daughter of James Ellis and Dora Agnes (Butcher) Ball. She departed this life on December 8, 2008 in Birch Tree Place, Birch Tree, Missouri at the age of 86 years. Louise was a graduate of Birch Tree High School. She was an energetic and vivacious person, who liked the finer things of life. She and her husband, Calvin Isbell, served as the Democratic Chairpersons of Shannon County for many years. She remained active in politics after his death and until her health began failing. Louise was employed by many businesses, such as; Bank of Mountain View, Farmer's Exchange of Birch Tree, the Butler County Recorder's Office, and was a vision tester for the State of Missouri. She owned and operated the L.P. Gas Company of Birch Tree. Her final occupation was in the mail room of the State Capitol in Jefferson City, where she met and married Harold Vossen. Louise loved to restore and decorate old Victorian houses. She also enjoyed collecting antiques. She will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Calvin Isbell and Harold Vossen; three brothers, Ellis Ball, Ernest Ball and Hubert Ball; and one sister, Marie Bockman. She is survived by three nieces, JoAnn Kingsley of Miller, Missouri, Patsy Redlich of Mountain View, Missouri and Peggy Ginger of Kansas City, Missouri; and two nephews, James Bockman of Henderson, Arkansas and Glen Bockman of Birch Tree, Missouri.


BUDDY TRUMAN VOYLES - Age 64, Winona MO - Funeral services were held at 1pm Oct. 12,1999. He died Friday Oct. 8,1999 after a short battle with cancer. Buddy was born on Jun. 3, 1935 to Jackson Voyles and Janie Martin Voyles. He was united in marriage to Cora Townsend of Alton Oregon Co MO on Jan. 16, 1954 at Eminence Mo. To this union three children were born, Greg, Don and Kathy. Survivors include his wife Cora of Winona, Gregory and wife of Birch Tree MO, Donald and wife of Raysville KY, and Kathy Holloway of Flemingsburg, KY. He left 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 5 sisters: Lillie Hall of Imperial MO, Ruth Randolph of Eddyville, IL., Betty Brown of Winona, MO., Joann Wilkins of Madison IL., and Trudy Webb of Eminence. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Harvey Voyles. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Birch Tree MO. ~ In Memory of Buddy T. VOYLES: “God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put his arms around you and whispered “Come to Me”; With tearful eyes we watched you suffer and fade away; although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A loving heart stopped beating, your loving hands now rest; God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.” Sadly missed by your family.


GRACE ANNE VERMILLION VOYLES - Born on April 10, 1944 in Winona MO to Robert Lewis ‘Lew’ VERMILLION and Ivy Fay (ALCORN) VERMILLION. She passed away on September 16, 2005 at Springfield MO at the age of 61 years. Ann was saved by the Lord at an early age and was a true believer in the Savior Jesus Christ. She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Bessie Berniece WEIBLE. Grace is survived by one brother, Sanford Lee ALCORN, Winona MO, and one sister, Artie Fay JONES, Licking MO; two brothers-in-law, Jerry JONES and Howard WEIBLE, Winona MO; three nephews, Don WEIBLE, Winona MO; Terry JONES, Licking MO; and Travis ALCORN, Birch Tree MO; two nieces, Delores PAISON, of Oklahoma, and Tammy MYRICK, Licking MO; four great nephews, Lucas, Lance and Lewis JONES, and Ricky MILLION; three great nieces, Casey MYRICK, Kim WEIBLE and Breann MILLION; also surviving re several cousins and very special cousins who were there in her time of need. She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved her, especially her family who loved her dearly. Graveside services were held Monday, September 19, 2005 at the Horner Cemetery in Winona MO under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home with Lonnie CAGLE officiating.


LARRY DAVID VOYLES - Born on June 21, 1941, in Winona, Missouri, to Vane Vester and Macie Frieda (Atkins) Voyles. He departed this life on April 23, 2006, at Cox South in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 64 years, 10 months, and 2 days. He was united in marriage to Ella Faye Douglas on November 3, 1958, at Bartlett, Missouri by Preacher Pete Neal, and to this union were born three children: Guyla Justine on October 19, 1959, David Montgomery (Monte) on May 2, 1962, and Mark Ryan on September 4, 1965. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Vane Vester and Macie Frieda (Atkins) Voyles; two brothers, Ronnie Voyles and Douglas Voyles; tow nieces; Jessica Voyles and Kimmie Shelton; and one nephew, Denny Voyles. He is survived by his wife, Faye, of Winona; his three children; Guyla, of St. Louis, Missouri, Monte and wife Dawn of Winona, Missouri, and Mark and wife Kelly of Winona, Missouri; four siblings; Stanley Voyles and friend Sharon McGhee, Elaine Wratten and husband Dale of Prineville, Oregon; Gordon Voyles and wife Lynn, of Winona, Missouri; and Kevin Voyles and wife Regina of Winona, Missouri; twelve grandchildren: Amy Dyer and husband Anthony, of Perryville, Missouri; Jaime Sutton and husband Matthew of Sikeston, Missouri; Courtney McDaniel and husband Jason of Mountain View, Missouri; Caleb Voyles and wife Christy of Birch Tree, Missouri; Nathan Martin of St. Louis, Missouri; Stephan Voyles and wife Delhia of Winona, Missouri; Brandon Voyles of Winona, Missouri; Christopher Jennewein of St. Louis, Missouri; Ryan Voyles, Tanner Voyles, Tyler Voyles and Braydon Voyles all of Winona, Missouri; and eleven great-grandchildren: Trextin Brrentley Andrew Martin, Ryleigh Grace Davis, Blakelee Carter Sutton, Koleman Wayne McDaniel, Karson Montgomery McDaniel, Colton Montgomery Voyles, Madison Faith Sutton, Jackson Kenley Dyer, Carter Nicholas Dee Voyles, Brady Drew Sutton, and Kallee Faye McDaniel; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Larry worked with wood all of his life. He co-owned and operated Voyles Pallet Mill in Winona, Missouri from 1966 to 1985. Later, he and his son Mark owned and operated Voyles Construction in Winona, Missouri where they built and renovated homes for people in and around Winona. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, baptized and confirmed in August 1949 by clergyman King E. Beagley. He was ordained a deacon in the Aaronic Priesthood in the Church of Latter-day Saints on December 1, 1957, by Elder Clarence Cain in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He enjoyed bluegrass music and liked to work in the yard with his wife planting flowers and doing landscaping projects. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, were all the 'apple of his eye'. Our favorite memories of Pop playing with the kids; he sure did love them so. His smile and laughter will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at the Winona Assembly of God Church with Rev. Jim Eskew officiating. Interment was at Pleasant Site on P Highway in Fremont under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.  [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]


Lucy Jane HOLT Hoagland Voyles - Daughter of the late Charles and Nancy Queen Victoria (Anderson) Holt was born April 11, 1916 on Carr's Creek in Reynolds County, Missouri and departed this life September 23, 2008 in the Riverways Manor Nursing Home in Van Buren, Missouri. She had attained the age of ninety-two years, five months and twelve days. Lucy had resided in the Winona, Fremont and Van Buren areas all her life. She was a retired seamstress with the Angelica Uniforms in Eminence, MO and was of the Pentecostal faith and attended the Apostolic Church in Van Buren. She enjoyed cooking, reading, writing, painting, quilting, tending her garden and playing the guitar. On March 9, 1940 she was united in marriage to Ray Hoagland. He preceded her in death on July 19, 1974. To this union four children were born, one daughter, Linda Patton preceded her in death on May 29, 1979. She later married Walter Voyles who also preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Jim Hoagland (Ruth) of Fremont and Jerry Hoagland (Colleen) of Winona; one daughter, Donna Keeney (Kenneth) of Van Buren; one brother, Troy Holt of Lebanon, Oregon; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and many other relatives and friends who mourn her passing. A visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 26, 2008 in the McSpadden Funeral Home in Van Buren with the funeral service following at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Jim Morgan of Poplar Bluff officiating. Burial will follow in the Snider Cemetery in Fremont, Mo.


MAUD HOLLIS VOYLES - Born Jul. 8, 1888 at Midco Carter Co MO, the daughter of Louis Howell HOLLIS and Malinda J. Jones. She passed away Oct. 25, 1919, in Carter Co MO. She married James Marion VOYLES about 1911 and their child was Vane Vester Voyles. She is interred at Pleasant Site Cemetery Fremont Carter Co MO.  [Updated with correct information Feb. 23, 2010]


RONALD JEROME 'RONNIE' VOYLES - (15 Sep 1937 - 21 May 1956) - Funeral services were held last Wednesday in the Winona Christian Church for Ronald Jerome Voyles, killed in a logging accident May 21, 1956.  The services were conducted by Elder King Beagley, Missionary of the Church of Later Day Saints, assisted by Raymond Britton, Caruthersville, President of Southeast Missouri District.  Musical numbers for the services were: Solo, :Guide Me to Thee,” by Jennie Barkley; Solo, “Sometime We’ll Understand,” by Joe Duncan; “O My Father” by ladies group of the church. The obituary and invocation were by Raymond Britton; Funeral sermon by King Beagley; Prayer and grave dedication by Raymond Britton.  Interment was in the Pleasant Site Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home.  Ronald Voyles was born at Winona Sept. 15, 1936, departed this life May 21, 1956, age 19 years, 8 months, 6 days.  He was united in marriage in 1955 to Frieda Dixon, Fremont. To this union was born one son, Ronald Dennis, age three weeks.  Left to mourn his passing are the widow, Frieda Dixon Voyles; his parents, Vane and Macie Voyles; four brothers, Douglas, Larry, Stanley and Gordon; one sister, Fay Elaine; the maternal grandparents, and a host of other relatives and friends.  “Ronnie” made friends wherever he went among both the young and old. He will be greatly missed throughout the community. He was baptized at the age of 8 years into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and in later life was ordained a Deacon.  He attended Winona High School. After leaving school he went to work for his father in the lumber and logging business.  Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the widow and the family in their bereavement. - Card of Thanks - We wish to express our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors who were so kind and helpful at the death of our dear Ronnie (note - Ronald Jerome Voyles).  We especially thank Bro. Beagley and Bro. Britton for their comforting words, the ones who sang, those who helped with the grave, the pall bearers, those who sent flowers and food, and the Duncan Funeral Home. May God bless you all.  ~  Mrs. Ronnie Voyles and baby, Mr. and Mrs. Vane Voyles and family, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Voyles and son, Mr. and Mrs. John Atkins.




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