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Obituaries from December 2005

LYDA BEATRICE "BEA" PORTER (12/29/05)
Lyda Beatrice "Bea" Porter, age 93, of Washburn, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at the home of her son in Exeter. She was born Jan. 17, 1912, in LaRussell, the daughter of Henry J. and Xzan (Wiley) Johnson. On March 3, 1931, she was united in marriage to Sam Porter, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, James Porter; five brothers; three sisters; a grandson, Carlin and a daughter-in-law, Patsy Porter...
EARL TURNER (12/29/05)
Earl Turner, 83, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, in St. John's Hospital -- Cassville. He was born Feb. 28, 1922, in Granby, the son of Elmon and Florence (Davis) Turner. On Nov. 29, 1941, in Butterfield, he was united in marriage to Mary Spain, who preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 2005. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Merele Reynolds and Evalee Korby and one brother, Wilbur Turner...
LEROY WALTER DAGEFORDE (12/21/05)
LeRoy Walter Dageforde, 74, of Exeter passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, in his home. He was born April 24, 1931, in Linn, Kan., the son of Walter and Emma (Dierking) Dageforde. On Jan. 4, 1952, he was united in marriage to Gloria Vignery, who survives...
JIMMY LEE "JIM" RICHMILLER (12/21/05)
Jimmy Lee "Jim" Richmiller, 56, of Cassville, formerly of Quincy, Ill., died of natural causes on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, while on a business trip in Wentzville, Mo. He was born on Nov. 28, 1949, in Quincy, Ill., the son of John G. Richmiller and Twila Mae (Hammond) Richmiller...
ELSIE ''PEGGY'' KIRBY (12/15/05)
Elsie E. "Peggy" Kirby, 98, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, in Red Rose Inn, Cassville. She was born Oct. 17, 1907, in Leeds, the daughter of Hugh and Alice (Hutchison) Sharon. In 1952, at Eureka Springs, Ark., she was united in marriage to Cecil Kirby, who preceded her in death Feb. 24, 1983. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Dorothy Metz; one sister, Mary Dawson and one brother, Robert Sharon...
WILLIAM JENNINGS ECKHARDT (12/15/05)
William Jennings Eckhardt, 77, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, in his home. He was born March 5, 1928, to John Henry and Ethel Eckhardt in Marionville. His father died when he was four and his brother, Jack, was eight, their mother raised the boys by herself. ...
WILMA IMOGENE DUNKLIN (12/15/05)
Wilma Imogene Dunklin, 80, of Independence, passed away Dec. 12, 2005, at Regency Care Center. She was born Dec. 30, 1924, in Monett, the daughter of William and Gladys (Henderson) Gates. She retired from Armco Steel Co. in 1980 where she was director of supplies and services. ...
RAY DALTON (12/15/05)
Ray Dalton, 84, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Jan. 27, 1921, in Washburn, the son of Emin G. and Mattie P. (Beeler) Dalton. On Dec. 24, 1945, he was united in marriage to Selma Fischer, who survives...
JOYCE D. "BUTTERCUP" BURNETT (12/15/05)
Joyce D. "Buttercup" Burnett, 66, of Exeter, passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, in St. John's Regional Medical Center. She was born March 24, 1939, in Lakin, Kan., daughter of the late Charles Stebens and Iva (Lauber) Stebens. She was preceded in death by her parents...
RALPH SHAW (12/15/05)
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 1653, Topeka, KS 66601-1653 or the Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch, 296 Boys Ranch Road, Lampe, MO 65681. He was born May 5, 1910, in Girard, Kan., the son of John W. Shaw and Mona Morgan Shaw. ...
EDITH AVA BODNER (12/21/05)
Edith Ava Bodner, 98, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at Barry County Care Center in Cassville. She was born on Aug. 10, 1907, in Asher, Okla., to the late John William and Nellie Edith Hart Ward. She was a retired bookkeeper for a Ford auto dealership. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Cassville. She was also a member of Eastern Star, Seven Valleys Extension Club, and Golden Harvest Club, all of Cassville...
KENNETH "MIKE" COBLE (12/21/05)
Kenneth Rolland "Mike" Coble, 90, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. He was born Aug. 6, 1915, in Washburn, the son of James R. and Venna Ethel (Harp) Coble. On Nov. 15, 1939, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Mary Alice Bowman, who survives...
MABEL FORBES (12/21/05)
Mabel Louise Forbes, 70, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Dec.16, 2005, in her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister. Mabel received her education in Lawton, Mich. In 1960, she moved to Missouri. She worked for the State Hospital in Nevada for a while and then was employed at St. ...
DON GENE HAYES (12/21/05)
Don Gene Hayes, 77, of Robins, Iowa, passed away Dec. 5, 2005, in Mesa, Ariz., following a short illness. He was born Jan. 3, 1928, in Cassville to Otis and Florence Hayes. He graduated from Cassville High. He entered th Army, serving in Korea. He worked for REC in Marion, Iowa, retiring after 30 years. He married Dorothy Peck on Feb. 18, 1950...
CHARLES SEELY (12/21/05)
John Charles Seely, Jr., 49, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Dec.15, 2005, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born July 6, 1956, in Monett, the son of John and Betty (Baker) Seely, who survive. Additional survivors include: one brother, Dan Seely and his wife, Jennifer, of Tulsa, Okla...
HAZEL MARIE HOOTEN (12/21/05)
Hazel Marie Hooten, 92, of Exeter, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. She was born May 21, 1913, in Exeter, the daughter of Fred and Lena (Antle) Cole. On August 20, 1932 she was united in married to Guy Hooten, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and four brothers...
BIRDIE ODEL CONNER (12/29/05)
Birdie Odell Conner, 81, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, in Amarillo, Texas. She was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Lewis County, Tenn., the daughter of Bob and Willie (Stinnett) Kilpatrick. On Sept. 23, 1941, she was united in marriage to Austin C. Conner, who preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Glen David Conner; a sister, Jewell Conner and one brother, Clyde Kilpatrick...
JAMES "JIM" ELMUN CROWE (12/29/05)
James "Jim" Elmun Crowe, age 52, of Neosho, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, in his home. He was born Nov. 27, 1953, in Tulare, Calif., the son of Lowell and Estelle Vaughn. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Leon Crowe. Survivors include: one son, Robert Crowe and his wife, Angela, of Monett; three daughters, Stephanie Rice and her husband, Shane, of Monett, Tabatha Crowe, of Monett, and Elizabeth Yarber and her husband, Kenneth, of Purdy; his mother, Estelle Vaughn, of Neosho; two brothers, Bill Crowe, of Rogers, Ark., and Ray Vaughn and his wife, Gina, of Rogers, Ark.; and 11 grandchildren.. ...
AMON JACKSON (12/29/05)
Amon Monroe Jackson, 88, of Baldwin City, Kan., died Dec. 20, 2005, at Baldwin Healthcare and Rehab. He was born Aug. 17, 1917, in Purdy, the son of Curtis and Laura Terry Jackson. He attended schools in the Stotts City area. He had worked in the peach orchards in California drove a truck for MFA feed supply, worked for Carnation Milk, was a mechanic for Victory Cab Company in Kansas City, Kan., and worked for Farmland for 20 years, retireing in 1979...
MACKYNZEY PAYNE (12/15/05)
Mackynzey Payne, infant daughter of Jeremy D. and Kimberly S. Weston Payne of Monett, was stillborn Dec. 10, 2005, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. Additional survivors include: two sisters, Whitney Weston and Emily Payne; her maternal grandmother, Sue Weston, of Monett; her paternal grandmother, Clara Payne, of Purdy; and her paternal great-grandfather, George Dove, of Purdy...
DEBRA MICHELLE BRISTOL (12/15/05)
Debra Michelle Bristol, 39, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, in her home. She was born Feb. 9, 1966, in Hobbs, N. M., the daughter of Jimmie and Ella (Sumner) Rodgers, of Tyler, Texas, who survive. Survivors include: her husband, Doug Williams, of Cassville; two sons, Christopher Belter, of Cassville, and Jacob Bristol, of Mt. ...
MICHAEL O. HAMRICK (12/15/05)
Michael O. Hamrick, 62, of Monett, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, at his home. He was born on july 1, 1943, in Peoria, Ill., to the late Oscar and Berniece Farns Hamrick. He was a retired plant engineer for Caterpillar Tractor. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife...
DON R. CHADD, SR. (12/29/05)
Donnie Ray Chadd, Sr., of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. He was born Sept. 25, 1938, in Washburn, to the late Troy and Marie Elgin Chadd. He married Leta Reed on May 9, 1959, in Seligman, and she survives. He was a retired funeral director and construction worker. He was a Baptist...
SUE ELIZABETH McCASKILL (12/01/05)
Sue Elizabeth McCaskill, 68, of Golden, formerly of Pittsburg, Kan., died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at the St. John's Hospital at Berryville, Ark. She was born Aug. 7, 1937, at Golden, the daughter of Charles and Helen Sackett Prutsman. On Feb. 8, 1958, she was united in marriage to Ronald J. McCaskill at Joplin. He survives...
WILMA JEAN GREENE (12/01/05)
Wilma Jean Greene, 82, of Aurora, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was born Feb. 21, 1923, in Sapulpa, Okla., to John and Leta (Medlin) Greene. She lived in Aurora for the past 50 plus years. She was a court reporter, a member of the First Baptist Church of Aurora and was also in the Ladies Auxiliary at church...
RENA MAE BRITTENHAM (12/01/05)
Rena Mae Brittenham, 88, of Monett, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, She was born on Sept. 12, 1917, in Monett, to the late Sanford and Alma Lee Davis. She married Philip Brittenham on Aug. 21, 1937, in Springdale, Ark., and he preceded her in death in 1998...
ELVERA LUCILLE BLAKE (12/01/05)
Mrs. Elvera Lucille Blake, 80, of Anderson, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin. She was born in Slater, Iowa, on Jan. 20, 1925, one of four children born to the late George and Edna (Simons) Laycock. She was united in marriage to John Henry Blake on July 12, 1942, in South Lineville and to this union one son was born. She moved to McDonald County a year ago to be closer to her family coming from Golden...
ANGELA LUANN ROSE (12/01/05)
Angela Luann Rose, 24, of Exeter, died in an automobile accident, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, near Butterfield. She was born Sept. 24, 1981, in Joliet, Ill., the daughter of Louis and Tifini (Serrano) Rose, who survives. Additional survivors include: two brothers, Adam Rose, of Exeter, and Shawn Rose, of Ware Shoals, S. C.; two sisters, Shennen Rose, of Ware Shoals, S. C., and Cheri Boble, of Chico, Calif.; her fiancÚ, Jeff Myers, of Exeter;...
ARTHUR LLOYD REED (12/01/05)
Arthur Lloyd Reed, 69, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, in Exeter. He was born Jan. 31, 1936, in Cassville, the son of Earl and Ruby (Starnes) Reed. On May 14, 1954, he was united in marriage to Joe Ailene Davis, who survives. Additional survivors include: by five children, Dean Reed and his wife, Anita, of Cassville, Mickle Reed and his wife, Kelly, of Cassville, Fern Perkins and her husband, Dennis, of Exeter, Teresia Mattingly and her husband, Ronnie, of Exeter, and Elaine Heston and her husband, Lanny, of Boynton, Okla.; one brother, Jesse Reed, of Athens, Ga.; two sisters, Earlene Cragg, of Stillwell, Okla., and Rose Ingle, of Monett; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.. ...
RUTH ETTA REAMS (12/01/05)
Ruth Etta Reams, 86, of Nampa, Idaho, formerly of Exeter, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, in Nampa Care Center. She was born Dec. 18, 1918, at Exeter, the daughter of James Elmer and Lena Eliza (Davidson) Tucker. On July 26, 1935, in Exeter, she was united in marriage to Orme Reams, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, two sisters and one grandchild...
JERRY LEON MILLER (12/01/05)
Jerry Leon Miller, 49, of Cassville, passed away at his home Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005. He was born Dec. 15, 1955, in Bartlesville, Okla., the son of Kenneth Leon and Peggy Ann (White) Miller. On May 5, 2003, in Eureka Springs, Ark., he was united in marriage to Teresa Walker, who survives...
JOE F. MILLER (12/01/05)
Joe F. Miller, 71, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. He was born Jan. 13, 1934, in Cassville, the son of Frank and Lois (Arnold) Miller, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, C.S. and Gene...
JUDY MAY PATRICK (12/01/05)
Judy May Patrick, 65, of Golden, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born May 9, 1940, in Jacksonville, Fla., the daughter of George H. and Virginia R. (Thomas) Mayo. On Nov. 9, 1957, she was united in marriage to Ronald Patrick, Sr. who survives...
RAY DALTON (12/08/05)
Ray Dalton, 84, of Exeter, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, in St. John's Rigional Health Center, Springfield. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. FOHN FUNERAL HOME...
DEBRA BRISTOL (12/08/05)
Debra Michelle Bristol, 39, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, in her home. Arrangements are pending under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. FOHN FUNERAL HOME Cassville, Missouri 417-847-2141
BILLIE GENE BALMAS (12/08/05)
Billie Gene Balmas, 78, of Monett, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at his home. He was born April 24, 1927, in Monett, to William Stephen and Nellie May Hornie Balmas. He married LaVeta Mae Haslip on Aug. 10, 1948, in Neosho. He was a truck driver and a Baptist...
DEBRA STEPHENS (12/08/05)
Debra Marshall Stephens, age 52, of Cassville, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, passed away Monday, December 5, 2005, in her home. She was born October 4, 1953, in Kansas City, the daughter of Dale R. and Patricia (Link) Marshall. On March 20, 1976, she was united in marriage to James W. Stephens, who survives...
AZALEE LEVY (12/08/05)
Azalee (Wooten) Levy, 71, of Warrenton, formerly Exeter, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, in St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis. She was born April 15, 1934, at Exeter, the daughter of the late Rev. James and Jewell (Lauderdale) Wooten. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Montgomery City. She was a retired beautician...
WILMER D. WESTON (12/08/05)
Wilmer D. Weston, 84, of Washburn, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, in Red Rose Inn, Cassville. He was born Dec. 24, 1920, in Washburn, the son of Elmer and Ada (Antle) Weston. On Oct. 2, 1943, in Cassville he was united in marriage to Ethel H. White, who preceded him in death on April 13, 1994. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister in infancy...
EUNICE THOMAS (12/08/05)
Eunice Holman Thomas, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, wife, pioneer Missouri educator, community leader and life-long resident of Cassville, Missouri, passed away December 3, 2005, at the age of 92 at her daughter's home in Springfield, Missouri. Mrs. Thomas had been in ill health since suffering a cerebral aneurysm in March, 2002...
JUANITO CRUZ RAYMUNDO-AGUSTIN (12/01/05)
Juanito Cruz Raymundo-Agustin, 3, of Monett, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was born on June 5, 2002, in Springfield, to Florencio and Donna Gass Raymundo-Agustin. Survivors include: his parents; one sister, Selibia, of Monett; his maternal grandparents, Bobby Lee and Debra Jo Gass, of Monett; and his paternal grandparents, Juan Raymundo and Juana Agustin-Mendoza, of Guatemala...
GARY LEWIS BALL (12/01/05)
Gary Lewis Ball, 59, of Golden, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 10, 1946, in Joplin, the son of Lewis Edward and Harriett Helen (Dickinson) Ball. He was united in marriage to Sherry Plaster and to this union two children were born. On Aug. 31, 1991, in Rogersville, he was united to Suzanne Woodard, who survives...