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Heather Keesler (08/25/15)
Heather Keesler, 41, of Boonville, passed away Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Mercy Hospital, Joplin. She was born June 13, 1974, in Ogden, Utah, the daughter of William and Susan (Hunsaker) Keesler. On July 7, 2012, in St. Louis, she was united in marriage to Robert Walker, who survives...
Gerald Lee Nelson (08/25/15)
Gerald Lee Nelson, 73, of Exeter, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at Bentonview Health and Rehabilitation in Monett. He was born on Jan. 30, 1942, in Prairie Grove, Ark., son of Vol and Norma (Faubus) Nelson. On May 23, 1960, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Gayle Shelton in Stillwell, Okla.; she preceded him in death. He owned and operated G & B Nelson Trucking, Inc. in Exeter. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Exeter...
Richard "Chick" Pendergraft (08/25/15)
Richard "Chick" Pendergraft, 78 years of age, passed away after fighting a long courageous battle with cancer on August 21, 2015, in Cox Medical Center Springfield. He was born in Sedan, Kan., on Dec. 15, 1936, to Bruce and Grace (Millison) Pendergraft. He spent his life in service to his country and retired from the U.S. Marine Corps...
Doris Jane Privett (08/25/15)
Doris Jane Privett, 73, of Granby, passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in Freeman West Hospital, Joplin. She was born Sept. 13, 1941, in Pierce City, the daughter of Clarence and Teeny (Stewart) Lemon who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Charles and Marvin Lemon...
David Rhoads (08/25/15)
David Rhoads, 47, of Shell Knob, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at Cox South in Springfield. He was born on May 4, 1968, son of Jim and Sue (Thomas) Rhoads, in Kansas City. He worked in the construction business. Survivors include: his father, Jim Rhoads, of Shell Knob; and one sister, Janette Stansbury and her husband, Rick, of Cassville...
Carolyn Marie (McNeill) Rolan (08/25/15)
Carolyn Marie (McNeill) Rolan, 73, of Rogers, Ark., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Huguley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Burleson, Texas. She was born Dec. 29, 1941, in Neosho, the daughter of Price and Lorena (Wyatt) McNeill. She grew up in Rocky Comfort, where she received her education. At the age of 17 she married Bob Flaxbeard and to this union two children were born...
Beulah Lenora Edmonds Sapp (08/25/15)
Beulah Lenora Edmonds Sapp was born 1923 in Stella, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband William Erskin Sapp, her brother Bill Bible and son-in-law Thomas Schroeder. She is survived by son, Steven Erskin Sapp of Vacaville, Calif., her daughters, Carla Schroeder, of El Dorado Hills, Calif., Linda Speetzen and son-in-law Bob Speetzen, of Horseshoe Bay, Texas, and her brother, Jim Bible, of Vacaville, Calif...
Laveta, "Joreen" Skelton (Sanders) (08/25/15)
Laveta, "Joreen" Skelton (Sanders), 86, passed away on Aug. 1, 2015, in Goodyear, Ariz. She was interred at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery in Mesa, Ariz., on Aug. 6. She was born to Fred and Hazel (Carr-Williams) on Sept. 21, 1928, in Cassville. She married Cecil Lewis Skelton on May 20, 1946, in Columbus, Kan. He preceded her in death...
Dennis Soetaert (08/25/15)
Dennis Soetaert, 74, of Cassville, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He was born on Feb. 25, 1941, son of Henry and Cathryn (Natz) Soetaert, in Janesville, Wis. On March 19, 1966, he was united in marriage to Shirley Cotta in Las Vegas, Nev.; she preceded him in death. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years aboard the USS Yorktown...
Stephen R. "Steve" Soutee (08/25/15)
Stephen R. "Steve" Soutee, age 68, of Fairview, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015, in Springfield, Missouri. He was born March 2, 1947, in Aurora, Missouri, the son of Oakley Dale and Betty Lou (Rickman) Soutee, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was a brother, Knial Soutee...
Ernest Lee "Ernie" Spiva (08/25/15)
Ernest Lee "Ernie" Spiva, 61, of Exeter, passed away in his home on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. He was born on July 24, 1954, son of Alva Lee and Jewell Dora (Norton) Spiva, in Bentonville, Ark. On June 25, 1983, he was united in marriage to Deborah Darity in Noel. He worked for the Vollenweider family for 28 years, and was currently working at Vollenweider Metal Works in Exeter. He was a member of the Mount Olive Church in Gravette, Ark...
Shirley Ann Farwell Chaney (08/17/15)
Shirley Ann Farwell Chaney was born in Cassville, on Nov. 15, 1925, to Floyd and Maco Messer Farwell. She died Aug. 11, 2015, in Cassville. She graduated from Cassville High School and attended Jefferson City Junior College for one year. Shirley married Norman O. Chaney on February 28, 1944, in Rogers, Ark...
Janice L. Murphy (08/17/15)
Janice L. Murphy, 61, of Cassville, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. She was born on Dec. 21, 1953, daughter of Mack and Hazel (Harris) Sparks, in Maywood, Calif. She was a 1972 graduate of Pierce City High School, and received her teaching degree at Missouri State University. ...
Minnie "Pauline" Staub (08/17/15)
Minnie "Pauline" Staub, 88, of Purdy, passed away Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in her home. She was born September 15, 1936, in Kirksville, the daughter of Frank and Nora Jane (Banks) Graham who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Willard, Warren, Blackie and Roy Graham; two sisters, Bertha Kaler, and Marrietta Coyl; and one grandson...
Edwin Dean "Andy" Andrews (08/11/15)
Edwin Dean "Andy" Andrews, 85, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Autumn Hill Nursing Home, Berryville, Ark. He was born June 18, 1930, in Liberal, Kan., the son of Edwin Delbert and Zada Marqueriete (Farnam) Andrews who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his first wife, Pauline; three sisters; one brother; one son Bradd Honeyman and one granddaughter...
Paula Lee Foster (08/11/15)
Paula Lee Foster, 40, of Pierce City, passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in her home. She was born March 14, 1975, in Monett, the daughter of Carl Dean and Annita Raye (Long) Foster. Surviving are her significant other, Gary Gunter, of Pierce City; father, Carl Dean Foster of Stotts City; step-father, Doyle Armstrong, of Washburn; one son, Dominick Lee Salinas, of Pierce City; one daughter, Kayla Leigh Gunter, of Pierce City; an uncle, James Alexander, of Butterfield; and two aunts, Michele Reyes of Golden, and Teri Woodward, of Bakersfield, Calif.. ...
Matthew Wyatt Gordon (08/11/15)
Matthew Wyatt Gordon, infant son of Lee Gordon and Rebecka McManus, entered and left this life Monday, July 27, 2015, at Cox-Monett Hospital. Surviving are his parents of Eagle Rock; one sister, Kimberly Gordon; one brother Cody Gordon; maternal grandmother, Angela Hudson, of Eagle; paternal grandmother, Linda Hoober, of Fayetteville, Ark.; and maternal great-grandparents, Kenney and Patti McManus, of Rogers, Ark...
Dennis Eugene Rork (08/11/15)
Dennis Eugene Rork, 69, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Mercy Hospital, Joplin. He was born June 28, 1946, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Virgil Rork and Roberta (Tapp) Heersche, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was one brother, Larry Rork; stepfather, John Heersche and one brother-in-law, Duane Pember...
Chelsey Elizabeth (Brattin) Davis (08/04/15)
Chelsey Elizabeth (Brattin) Davis, 26, of Exeter, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015. She was born on Feb. 7, 1989, the daughter of Greg and Glenda (Hendrix) Brattin, in Joplin. She was a 2007 graduate of Exeter High School. On Sept. 20, 2014, she was united in marriage to Bryan Davis, at First Christian Church in Cassville. ...
Lois DeWitt (08/04/15)
Lois DeWitt was born Dec. 31, 1924, in Washburn, to Wyatt and Belle Lawson. She passed away July 30, 2015, in Hobbs, N.M. She married Virgil DeWitt on June 16, 1942. She was a longtime member of New Hope Baptist Church. Survivors include: her daughter, Carolynn Ainsworth (Donald) of Hobbs, New Mexico; two grandsons; one daughter-in-law, Jan DeWitt, of McKinney, Texas; five granddaughters; and fourteen great-grandchildren...
Albert "Dennis" Fogg (08/04/15)
Albert "Dennis" Fogg, 90, of Wichita, Kan., passed away Monday, July 27 2015, in Topeka, Kan. Dennis was born of February 5, 1925, in Eagle Rock, the son of Frank and Clara (Farwell) Fogg. Dennis served in the United States Army during World War II. ...
Howard D. Garner (08/04/15)
Howard D. Garner, 73, of Exeter, passed away at Cassville Health and Rehab, in Cassville. Mr. He was born on April 2, 1942, son of Lester and Hallie (Bowling) Garner, in Greenway, Ark. On Nov. 20, 1987, he was united in marriage to Ruby Merrett in Florida. They moved to Exeter where they have resided for the past 27 years. He worked at Tyson Foods in Monett and served in the National Guard for 16 years...
Roberta Harris (08/04/15)
Roberta Harris, 42, of Purdy, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015. She was born on Oct. 17, 1972, in Monett, daughter of Paul and Donna (Haddock) Wimsatt. On Feb. 22, 2010, she was united in marriage to Dennis Harris. She attended Merl's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, North East of Cassville...
Elizabeth Gertrude "Betty" Jennings (08/04/15)
Elizabeth Gertrude "Betty" Jennings, 80, of Washburn, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015, at Roaring River Health and Rehab in Cassville. She was born on Aug. 27, 1934, in Oroville Calif., daughter of Glen Albert and Ruth Anna (Manlove) Lowes. Her early childhood was spent in California. In 1953, she married Charles Jennings in Ukiah, Calif., and later moved to Barry County. She was a stay-at-home mother to her four sons, and active in caring for the farm while her husband worked...
Eugene K. Lakey, Jr. (08/04/15)
Eugene K. Lakey, Jr., 66, passed away on July 25, 2015. He was born in Tulsa, Okla., May 18, 1949, and was raised in Wichita, Kan. He had four children from his first marriage, two sons and two daughters and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene K. "Gene" Lakey and Ella Marie (Beede) Lakey; two brothers, Fredrick Dale Lakey and Hershel Lee Lakey; two sisters, Gloria Jean Hayworth and Nina Marie Giddings; and one grandson, Joshuah Kyle Barnette...