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JOHN HOLLOWAY (04/16/14)
John Holloway, 90, of Purdy, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Arrangements will be announced by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
OSCAR PENN (04/16/14)
Oscar Powell Penn, 85, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, in his home. He was born Oct. 18, 1928, to the late Howard and Anna Mae (Cantrell) Penn in Noel. He graduated from Noel High School and attended Joplin Business College, where he received an accounting degree. ...
KENDALL TALBOTT (04/16/14)
Kendall G. Talbott, 84, of Purdy, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. Graveside services with military honor will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
JAMES WILLIAM CARLSON (04/16/14)
James William Carlson, 65, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, in the Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon. He was born May 9, 1948, in Dowagiac, Mich., the son of James O. and Marcella Ann (Baugher) Carlson. On Nov. 20, 1970, in Abilene, Kan., he was united in marriage to Deborah "Debbie" (Cook), and she survives...
NINA "DOTSON" MELTON (04/16/14)
Nina Mary (Dotson) Melton, of Springfield, formerly of Barry County. passed away on March 26, 2014. She was born in Jacket, Mo., to Oscar L. Dotson and Mable Dotson, one of 10 children. She moved to San Francisco during WWII to help in the war efforts. She worked on the Treasure Island Naval Base, where she met her husband Bertram H. Melton. After her divorce, she had a career as a real estate agent...
JAMES VANCIL CRON (04/16/14)
James Vancil Cron, 65, of Bethany, passed away on April 8, 2014. He was born on Nov. 20, 1948, the son of Clarence Vancil and Jewel A. (Hammers) Cron. Survivors include: his children, Mathew and Lindsey Cron; his wife Dorothy, and her children, Rhonda, Trisha, and Brandon; his mother, Jewel Janes, of Seligman; his brothers and sisters, DonnaSue and her husband, Rick Sikes, of California, Connie Collins, of Washburn, Marsha and her husband, Gino Vurtussi, of California, Benny Cron and his wife, Eve, of Seligman, Carol, of Washburn, Ted Janes and his wife, Bobby, of Mt Vernon, Tony Janes, of Mt. ...
GLENN EVAN BANKS (04/16/14)
Glenn Evan Banks, 75, of Washburn, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Mercy Hospital, Rogers, Ark. He was born Sept. 10, 1938, in Washburn, the son of Denver Green and Ellen (Fletcher) Banks. On April 6, 1974, in Seligman, he was united in marriage to AnnaBelle Nichols, who survives...
DELORIS KATHLEEN HILBURN (04/15/14)
Deloris Kathleen Hilburn, 82, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, in Eagle Rock. She was born on Oct. 3, 1931, in Quapaw, Okla., daughter of Frank and Velma (Cochran) Wear. She attended elementary school at Jefferson Elementary in Joplin, and later attended Wheaton High School. ...
STEPHEN CARL BIAS (04/10/14)
Stephen Carl Bias, 67, of Cassville, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was born Oct. 10, 1946, in South Charleston, W.V. to Sydney Carl and Elaine Pauley Bias. He moved to Missouri in 1997. He was an award-winning Dutch oven cook, who taught classes at every trout hatchery in the state of Missouri. ...
LAURENCE ALBERT JESTER (04/10/14)
Laurence Albert Jester, 78, of Washburn, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. He was born Nov. 8, 1935, in Bentonville, Ark., the son of Charles Albert and Adeamae (McNelly) Jester. On Feb. 18, 1966, in Bentonville, he was united in marriage to Linda Townsend, who survives...
DOROTHY "JOAN" DEAN (04/09/14)
Dorothy "Joan" Dean, 85, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, in Cassville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 16, 1929, in Oklahoma City, Okla., and resided most of her life in Wichita, Kan., graduating from East High School...
BRADLEY DRUE PHILLIPS (04/09/14)
Bradley Drue Phillips Jr., 26, of Charlestown, Ind., has passed away. He is the son of Bradley Drue Phillips Sr. and Laura Dawn (Pierre) Phillips, of Park City, Mont. He was married on Aug. 14, 2010, to Amber Marie (Collins) Phillips. He has four children, Diesl Drue Phillips 7, Noah Wayne Phillips 6, Haley Marie Phillips 3, and Payton Lynn Phillips 1...
CAROLYN SUE (FRIEND) CAMPBELL (04/09/14)
Carolyn Sue (Friend) Campbell was born on September 12, 1954, and passed away on April 3, 2014, in Purdy, Missouri. She attended Fair Grove High School, Fair Grove, Missouri. Carolyn was a farmer. She enjoyed traveling with her husband over the road, walking her dogs, gardening vegetables and flowers. Carolyn also enjoyed caring for her chickens and collecting milk cow collectables...
MARY "FAY" INGRAM (04/09/14)
Mary "Fay" Ingram, 75, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014. She was born Oct. 9, 1938, in New Orleans, La., the daughter of Lundy and Louise (Oubre) Hooker, who preceded her in death. On July 28, 1961, in Cisco, Texas, she was united in marriage to Monty Ingram, who survives...
MARY LOU MACKLER (04/09/14)
Mary Lou Mackler, 94, died April 5, 2014. She was preceded in death by her sister Sarabel Chambliss and husband, Ralph Mackler. Survivors include: a daughter, Judy Schlichtman, and her husband, Gene, of Marathon, Fla., formerly of Cassville; three grandchildren, Barb Schlichtman and her husband, Michael, of Peaks Island, Maine; Mary Jane Schreur, and her husband, Tim, of Holland, Mich.; and Mike Schlichtman, and his wife, Lisa, of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; and six great-grandchildren...
SHARON KAY CLIFTON (04/09/14)
Sharon Kay Clifton, 72, of Purdy passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. She was born on Sept. 15, 1941, in Purdy, the daughter of the late Hershal and Marjorie (Douthitt) Hall. She was united in marriage in Purdy in 1960 to Loren Clifton, and he survives...
GEORGE C. UTTER (04/09/14)
George Corneilius Utter, 92, of Wheaton, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, in his home. He was born June 20, 1921, in Wheaton, the son of Henry I. and Lula E. (Nichels) Utter. On Nov. 10, 1947, in Joplin, he was united in marriage to Opal Lafern Beam, who survives...
ROBERT EDWARD ANDERSON (04/02/14)
Robert Edward Anderson, 81, of Golden, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014, in his home. He was born July 13, 1932, in Denver, Colo., the son of Clark Arthur and Ruth Marie (Hamilton) Anderson. On Oct. 17, 1950, in Corpus Christi, Texas, he was united in marriage to Ruth (Boyd) Anderson who preceded him in death. Also preceding were his parents and two daughters, Colleen and Caroleen Anderson...
JOHN LEE EMBREY (04/02/14)
John Lee Embrey, 74, of Wheaton, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in his home. He was born June 17, 1939, in Stella, the son of Herman and Pearl (Argibright) Embrey. Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Carol Embrey; and one sister, Darlene Epp...
AUDENE WILLIAMS (04/02/14)
Audene Williams, 88, of Hastings, Neb., passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Blue Hill Nursing Home in Blue Hill, Neb. Graveside service was held March 21 at Munsey Cemetery in Eagle Rock. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings, Nebraska and White Funeral Home in Cassville handled arrangements...
NELVA JEAN BARRETT (04/02/14)
Nelva Jean Barrett, 82, of Shell Knob, passed away in her home on Sunday, March 30, 2014. She was born on Sept. 18, 1931, daughter of Walden and Lucille (Benjamin) Martin, in St. Louis. She was a graduate of Normandy High School in St. Louis. On Sept. 9, 1955, she was united in marriage to William "Ed" Barrett in St. Louis. In 1980, she and William moved to Shell Knob to make their home...
HOWARD L. PILANT (03/31/14)
Howard L. Pilant, 76, of Sedalia, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. He was born Aug. 4, 1937, the son of Fred and Eva Pilant, of Cassville. In 1955, he married Jane Higgs, of Exeter, and to this union three children were born, Gary, Gale, and Sherry. He later moved to Sedalia, where he married Dianne Draisey, and two children were born to this union, Alicia and Aaron. Survivors include: his wife Dianne; five children, seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
DONALD GENE PURYEAR (03/26/14)
Donald Gene Puryear, 78, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in his home. He was born Jan. 21, 1936, in Benton County, Ark., the son of Robert N. and Idabell (Maddox) Puryear. On June 10, 1961, in Wichita, Kan., he was united in marriage to Linda Ann Dody, who survives...
SYLVIA MAE PARKER (03/26/14)
Sylvia Mae Parker, 89, of Shell Knob, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Mercy Hospital, Cassville. She was born in Hatfield in 1924. She worked alongside her husband on their Iowa farm and served many years as a nursing home caregiver. Survivors include: her husband of 68 years, Corwin Parker; daughter and son-in-law, Gordia and Steve Parrott, all of Shell Knob; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her only son, Norman Parker...
GERALDINE ALDRIDGE (03/26/14)
Geraldine Diamond Brooks Aldridge passed on March 17, 2014, at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Edmond, Okla. She was born June 3, 1921, in Cato to John and Virginia Brooks. She was the youngest of seven children who have all preceded her in death. She married Estel James Aldridge on Aug. ...