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Willie G. "Bud" Wright (11/30/16)
Willie G. "Bud" Wright, 81, of Washburn, passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at Cassville Health and Rehab. He was born on July 16, 1935, son of Clarence and Neva (Snook) Wright in Barry County. On Sept. 29, 1956, he was united in marriage to Mary Daniels in Cassville. He served in the U.S. Army and worked as a heavy equipment operator. He attended First Baptist Church of Washburn...
LeAnn "Lotus" Rae (11/30/16)
LeAnn "Lotus" Rae, 45, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at her home. She was born May 7, 1971, in Lebanon, the daughter of Larry and Barbara Ann (Skinner) Kuhlman, who survive. Also surviving are her two sisters, Stephanie Tybor and her husband (Joseph) of Gray, Tenn., and Kimberly Reed, of Shell Knob...
Nanah Frances Cox Preddy (11/30/16)
Nanah Frances Cox Preddy was born March 3, 1929, in rural Barry County, the daughter of Frank and Nanah (Hopkins) Cox. She passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Cassville Health and Rehabilitation. Frances' mother, Nanah, died after giving birth to Frances. ...
Glenn Loftin (11/30/16)
Glenn Loftin, 83, of Exeter, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at Springfield Rehabilitation Center in Springfield. He was born April 13, 1933, in Cassville, the son of Mornie and Ruth (Hudson) Loftin, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were a daughter, Glenda Swift; one son, Marty Loftin; a granddaughter; one sister, Adalene "Addie" Branson; and one brother, Gene Loftin...
James C. Hughes (11/30/16)
James C. Hughes, 81, of Neosho, passed away in his home surrounded by all his family on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Mr. Hughes, son of Print and Alma (Wray), was born on January 4, 1935, in Columbus, Ohio, where he was raised and loved spending time at his uncle's farm. ...
Launce Bunnell (11/30/16)
Launce Bunnell, 73, of Purdy, passed away on Nov. 23, 2016. He was born on April 15, 1943, in Stella, son of Launce and Ruby Kathleen (Santee) Bunnell. He was a 1961 graduate of Wheaton High School. On Oct. 27, 1961, he was united in marriage to Sue Dodson; she preceded him in death on June 27, 2015. ...
Gwendolyn Elizabeth Woolman (11/23/16)
Gwendolyn Elizabeth Dupree Woolman, 89, formerly of Shell Knob, passed on Nov. 13, 2016, at her residence in Niceville, Fla. She was born May 7, 1927, in Spartanburg, S.C., daughter of Jesse Forist and Gladys Dupree who have predeceased her. She was also predeceased by four brothers, Forist Gleaton Dupree, Charles Dupree, Gary Dupree and Mike Dupree...
Bob Thompson (11/23/16)
Bobby N. "Bob" Thompson, 85, of Jenkins, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Cassville. He was born March 17, 1931, in Treece, Kan., the son of Norman and Pansy (Curl) Thompson. On Jan. 19, 1952, he was united in marriage to Nadine Creason, who preceded him in death. ...
Orene Anna Waid (11/23/16)
Orene Anna Waid was born October 9, 1926, on a farm near Purdy, Missouri. She was the youngest of six children born to Amelia and A.G. Casper. She married U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Richard H. Waid January 2, 1966, and they enjoyed almost 43 years together. Richard went to be with the Lord on November 6, 2008...
James R. Thomas (11/23/16)
James R. Thomas, 90, Monett, Missouri, entered into rest on Nov. 19, 2016, at his home following an extended illness with his family by his side. Jim was born June 21, 1926 in Jenkins, Missouri, the son of George Q. and Zena E. (Ellis) Thomas. He was a lifelong area resident and Jim had served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked for MoDot and retired in 1989...
Dick Steele (11/23/16)
Richard M. "Dick" Steele, 81, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, in his home. He was born April 17, 1935, in Doniphan, the son of Van B. and Marie (Cochran) Steele. On Dec. 19, 1958, in East Carondelet, Ill., he was united in marriage to Marilyn Sue Sims who survives...
David Spellman (11/23/16)
Merril David Spellman, 69, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at his home. He was born to the late Douglas Merril and Juanita Mae (Hagemeier) Spellman on Oct. 10, 1947, in Aurora. He graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1965 and from Southwest Missouri State College in 1969...
TJ Shanks (11/23/16)
Tyrell "TJ" Joseph Shanks, 34, of Galena, passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. He was born March 2, 1982 in Fairbanks, Alaska, the son of Herman and Elizabeth (Lapore) Shanks. He was married on June 19, 2013, to Denise L. (Stringer) Shanks at Wilmington, Del...
Christie Moore (11/23/16)
Christie Moore, 69, passed away on Nov. 13, 2016, at her home in Rocky Comfort. She was born on Oct. 4, 1947, in Wellington, Kan., daughter of John C. Jr., and Frances J. (Warren) Moore. She grew up in Wellington and graduated from high school there. She was a hairdresser for more than 30 years, and owned and operated her shop called Wild Hair Ranch. She attended the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Pineville...
Rose McCormick, (11/23/16)
Rose Marie McCormick, 86, of Eagle Rock, passed away at her home Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. She was born April 1, 1930. in Logansport, Ind., the daughter of John Warner and Ethel Mae (Jester) Layman. On Sept. 9, 1956, in Logansport, she was united in marriage to Dalton Lane McCormick who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents; five brothers, Paul, Ed, Jett, Dick, and D.D. and one grandchild, Shane Michael Bohmke...
Ritzy Martin (11/23/16)
Lucille "Ritzy" M. Martin, 84, of Reeds, formally of Carthage and Cassville, passed away on Friday, Nov, 18, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. She was born on Jan. 8, 1932, in Wilder, Kan., daughter of Raymond and Agnes (Elmer) Oakes. On June 5, 1950, she was united in marriage to Edward "Bud" Martin; he preceded her in death. She worked at Fasco Industries for many years...
Sherra Ann Contreras (11/23/16)
Sherra Ann Contreras, 60, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 in her home. She was born May 31, 1956 in Oxnard, Calif., the daughter of West Rodrick Rivers and Joyce O'Quinn Rivers, who survive. Also surviving are one son, Dylan Benefeld and his wife Sarah of Fountain, Colorado; one daughter Shawna David and her husband Jonathan of Rogers, Ark.; two brothers, Dennis Rivers, of Dewey, Ariz., and Donald Jeff Rivers, of Ojai, Calif.; eight-grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
Leona Butterfield (11/23/16)
Leona Butterfield, 96, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. She was born Aug. 12, 1920, in Barry County, one of three sets of twins, of Robert and Laura (Danley) Laney. She was married to Carl Painter, who preceded her in death. ...
Viola Ash (11/23/16)
Viola Vivian Ash, 92, passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, in Granby. She was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Galena, the daughter of James and Era Foster. On Oct. 20, 1942, she was united in marriage to Hansford Lester Ash who preceded her in death. Survivors include: one son, Sidney Ash and his wife Linda, of Strafford; two daughters, Sandra Tichenor and her husband John of Wasilla, Alaska, and Angela Mann and her husband, Tom, of Granby; two sisters, Thelma Roetto, of Monett, and Pearl Graves, of Turlock, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.. ...
Gary Clayton Marbut (11/16/16)
Gary Clayton Marbut, 76, of Cassville, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at Cox Hospital in Monett. He was born June 21, 1940, in Barry County, the son of Oliver and Naomi (Jinks) Marbut. On June 10, 1985, he was married to Darla (Ball-Gaede) Marbut, who survives...
Edwin Russell Kasner (11/16/16)
Edwin Russell Kasner, 77, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 3, at his home in Holiday Island, Ark. He was born on Jan. 26, 1939, in Des Moines, Iowa., son of William Russell and Alice Maybelle (Woolery) Kasner. He attained an Associate Degree at Grandview College in Des Moines. He was in a supervisory capacity in both the gas and electric areas of MidAmerican Energy Company of Des Moines, and retired after 36 years of service. He was a member of the Faith Bible Church in Holiday Island...
Wayne Henry Dyer (11/16/16)
Wayne Henry Dyer, 90, of Purdy, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in his home. He was born July 17, 1926, in Holdrege, Neb., the son of Roy and Leona (Everson) Dyer. On Aug. 12, 1946, he was united in marriage to Mary Pierce who survives. Additional survivors include: three sons, David Dyer and his wife, Jerri Cay of Butterfield, Stan Dyer and his wife, Loralei, of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., and Glen Dyer and his wife, Sebrina, of McHenry, Ill.; seven daughters, Avon Cote, of Lake Geneva, Wis., Ruth Collins and her husband, Don, of Bristol, Wis., Donna Spittle and her husband, Bob, of Salem, Wis., Irene Bakker of Highland Park, Ill., Dianna Dyer, of Purdy, Carla Francisco and her husband, Cisco, of Aurora, and Linda Garner and her husband, David, of Verona; 26 grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; one sister Patricia Scoville.. ...
Sherra Ann Contreras (11/16/16)
Sherra Ann Contreras, 60, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in her home. She was born May 31, 1956, in Oxnard, Calif., the daughter of West Rodrick Rivers and Joyce O'Quinn Rivers, who survive. Additional survivors include: one son, Dylan Benefeld and his wife, Sarah, of Fountain, Colo.; one daughter Shawna David and her husband, Jonathan, of Rogers, Ark.; two brothers, Dennis Rivers, of Dewey, Ariz., and Donald Jeff Rivers, of Ojai, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.. ...
Margarete J. Azbill (11/16/16)
Margarete J. Azbill, 79, of Granby, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, at the Granby House. She was born July 16, 1937, in West Palm Beach, Fla., the daughter of Billy and George (Hobbs) Free. On May 1, 2004, she was united in marriage to Jerry Azbill, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents...
Dale Armitage (11/16/16)
Dale Armitage, 69, of Cassville, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, at Cassville Health Care & Rehab. She was born on July 9, 1947, daughter of Gerald and Mary (Hunter) Armitage, in Denver, Colo., and attended high school there. In 1980, she moved with her parents from Colorado to Cassville to make their home. She worked in the fabric and craft department at Walmart for 25 years...