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Obituaries from February 2006

RAYMOND EARL LEWIS (02/23/06)
Raymond Earl Lewis, 87, of Purdy, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. He was born July 20, 1918, in Purdy, to the late Jerry C. and Orra May Harlan Lewis. He was a retired cattle farmer and machinist. He was a graduate of Purdy High School...
RUTH SANDERS PRICE (02/23/06)
Ruth Sanders Price died peacefully with her family on February 16, 2006, in Vinita. She was born May 5, 1920, near Butterfield, Missouri, to Pharis and Beatrice (Henbest) Sanders. She grew up on a small Ozark farm. Her memories of hoeing strawberries, making lye soap and butchering hogs have been recorded by Ruth for her grandchildren in a book she left for them. ...
ELSTON O. DRUMMOND (02/23/06)
Elston O. Drummond, 69, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, in St. John's Hospital-Cassville. He was born May 16, 1936, in Rushford, N. Y., the son of Fred. C. and Grace (Hutchins) Drummond, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Exeter High School with the Class of 1954. ...
WENDELL HILBURN (02/23/06)
Wendell Lee Hilburn, 50, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. He was born April 4, 1955, in Cassville the son of Claude and Betty (Boggess) Hilburn. On March 19, 1971, he was united in marriage to Wilma Ellis, who survives...
MARGIE N. KIEFER (02/23/06)
Margie N. Kiefer, 82, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, in her home. She was born Nov. 7, 1923, in Poplar Bluff, the daughter of Frank S. and Mary (Boyet) Pearce. On June 19, 1946, she was united in marriage to Arthur Kiefer, who survives...
ROBERT EDWARD MADDUX (02/23/06)
Robert Edward Maddux, 81, of Purdy, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born in Trenton, N. J., Nov. 26, 1924, the son of Nathaniel and Edith (Taggart) Maddux. In 1950 he was united in marriage to Mary Bluebird who preceded him in death in 1985. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Esther and a brother, William Starling Maddux...
JOHN J. SMITH (02/23/06)
John J. Smith, 96, of Van Buren, Ark., passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006. He was one of Jehovah's Witnesses, a resident of Alma, Ark., formerly of Antlers and McAlester, Okla., and a veteran of WWII. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Alma, Ark., under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren, Ark...
GWENAFER DALOU BLANTON-TRENT (02/23/06)
Gwenafer DaLou Blanton-Trent, 35, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Rocky Comfort, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, in her home. She was born in Springfield, Jan. 3, 1971. Survivors include: her husband, George Trent, of Wichita, Kan.; three sons, Wayne Barwick, of Rocky Comfort, Marvin Proffitt, of London, Ky., and Arron Proffitt, of London, Ky.; two daughters, Amanda Blanton, of Rocky Comfort and Sara Barwick, of Rocky Comfort; her mother and father, Carol and John Blanton, of Rocky Comfort; a brother, Jacob Mielke; and grandparents, Louis and Faye Gillespie, of Rocky Comfort.. ...
CHARLES JUNIOR AMANT (02/16/06)
Charles Junior Amant, 47, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, at Cox Medical Center South, in Springfield. He was born Jan. 28, 1959, in Taft, Calif., to Charles M. and Muriel ray Amant. He married Debbie Eggert in 1977, and she survives...
GENEVA CLAYTON (02/16/06)
Geneva Blanche Clayton, 86, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, in Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. She was born in Oilton, Okla., on Aug. 24, 1919, the daughter of Bill and Grace (Brock) Ledgerwood. On June 15, 1940, she was united in marriage to John W. Clayton, who preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 1977. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Phil and Gene Ledgerwood...
JOSEPH (OTTO) ADOLPH HREN (02/16/06)
Joseph (Otto) Adolph Hren, 79, a resident of Holiday Island, Ark., was born June 20, 1926, in Sheboygan, Wis., a son of Joseph and Theresa (Ropas) Hren. He departed this life Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, in Eureka Spings, Ark. He was a lead welder for Wisconsin Public Service Corp. He was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church in Cassville. He was a veteran, having served our coutry with the United States Navy during World War II...
JESSAMINE MARIE JEFFERSON (02/16/06)
Jessamine Marie Jefferson, 90, of Kansas City, formerly of Monett, died Feb. 7, 2006, at Kingswood Health Center in Kansas City. She was born Aug. 28, 1915, in Barry County, the daughter of Luster Benton Arnold and Cleta Mare Hawk Arnold. She lived in Monett from 1951 to 2000, and owned and operated the Shelter Insurance Agency with her husband for over 30 years. ...
ANNA "DORIS" MITCHELL (02/16/06)
Anna "Doris" Mitchell, 81, of Stella, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, at Freeman Neosho Hospital, Neosho. She was born June 20, 1924, in Ridgley the daughter of William E. and Vivian F. (Nelson) Parmley. On July 19, 1941, she was united in marriage to Ray Sherman "Jack" Mitchell, who preceded her in death October 1, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a great-grandson, Shane; two sisters and one brother...
BOBBY J. ROGERS (02/16/06)
Bobby J. Rogers, age 74, of Exeter, Missouri, passed away Friday, February 10, 2006, in his home. He was born June 16, 1931, in Purdy, Missouri, the son of Clarence and Leatha (Owens) Rogers. On December 4, 1993, he was united in marriage to Joan Henderson, who survives. ...
GWENAFER DALAU BLANTON-TRENT (02/16/06)
Gwenafer DaLou Blanton-Trent, 35, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Rocky Comfort, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2006. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper...
ESTHER LORENA DAUGHERTY (02/16/06)
Esther Lorena Daugherty, 87, passed away at 11:35 p.m, Saturday, February 11, 2006, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. Esther was born on May 21, 1918 in Trenton, Nebraska, to Everett and Edith (Hovey) Silver. She was a retired bookkeeper and clerk for the MFA Grocery and Feed Store, and a member of the Mt. ...
IRA SENTER VADER (02/09/06)
Ira Senter Vader, 88, of Eagle Rock, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, in St. John's Hospital, Berryville, Ark. He was born in Kearney, Neb. Nov. 5, 1917, the son of Elmer and Georgianna (Studebaker) Vader. On July 23, 1939, in Kansas City, he was united in marriage to Betty May Cook, who survives...
VERGIE MAE ROBINSON (02/09/06)
Vergie Mae Robinson, 96, of Springfield, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, in Magnolia Square Nursing Facility in Springfield, after a long illness. She was born Nov. 15, 1909, in rural Wheaton, daughter of the late Morris Monroe and edna Lamberson Barnett...
ANNA DORIS MITCHELL (02/09/06)
Anna Doris Mitchell, 81, of Stella, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, at Freeman Neosho Hospital, Neosho. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial will be in Dice Cemetery, Fairview. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday in McQueen Funeral Home...
CUBA "LORINE" LEA (02/09/06)
Cuba "Lorine" Lea, 83, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born in Medoc Aug. 11, 1922, the daughter of Miles A. and Mary (Hufft) George. On Aug. 30, 1956, in Reno, Nev., she was united in marriage to Robert E. (Bob) Lea, who survives...
IRA LAMOINE ENGLAND (02/09/06)
Ira Lamoine England, 86, of Exeter, passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. He was born Feb. 10, 1919, in Exeter, the son of Ira and Mabel Etta (Birkes) England. On July 19, 1941, in Exeter, he was united in marriage to Sibyl Reed, who survives...
EUGENE "GENE" R. DALE (02/09/06)
Eugene "Gene" R. Dale, 56, of Springfield, Ill., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, at St. John's Hospice, Springfield, Ill. He was born Mar. 29, 1949, in St. Louis county to Dolores Mohrmann Phelps. He married Connie Jo Boyd in 1979 and she survives...
ALTA M. KELLIM (02/02/06)
Alta M. Kellim, 81, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She grew up in Barry County and graduated from Washburn High School. For 25 years she was employed with Thomas Abstract in Cassville...
MARSHA DIANE HEARN (02/02/06)
Marsha Diane Hearn, 48, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Dec. 26, 1957, in Quantico, Va., the daughter of William L. and Marcella Irene (Hunter) Hearn. She was united in marriage to Dennis James Wood, who survives...
GEORGE SHAFFER (02/02/06)
George Shaffer, 66, of Monett, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at Cox-Monett Hospital. He was born Sept. 6, 1939, in Aurora, to the late Sam and Lucy Loyd Shaffer. He married Dollie Smith on Sept. 3, 1962, in Miami, Okla., and she survives. He was retired from Well Aluminum, where he had worked as a saw operator. He attended Faith Church in Monett...
JOHN EDWARD ROBINSON (02/02/06)
John Edward Robinson, 58, of Golden, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, in Golden. He was born May 8, 1947, in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of Lorenzo and Mildred M. (Callahan) Robinson. On Sept. 3, 1965, he was united in marriage to Linda Faye Prewitt, who survives...
GARY WAYNE KESSINGER (02/02/06)
Gary Wayne Kessinger, 61, Springfield, died in his home Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006. He was born Oct. 9, 1944, in Cassville, the son of Fred and Kathelene (Starkey) Kessinger. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. He was united in marriage to Alene Brashers on May 11, 2005, in Carson City, Nev...
ELVIN KIME (02/02/06)
Elvin LDee Kime, 72, of Cassville, passed away at his home Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006. He was born Nov. 26, 1933, in North Liberty, Ind., the son of Elroy and Marie (Kizer) Kime. He was united in marriage Jan. 7, 1953, in Lakeville, Ind., to Alta E. Magnuson, who survives...
RICHARD LEWIS (02/02/06)
Richard Lewis, 48, of Washburn, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at his home near Washburn. He was born June 6, 1957, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the son of Russell Lewis and the late Alice (Beeasley) Lewis. He was a farmer moving to this area five years ago...
ROBERT "BOB" LOOMIS (02/02/06)
Robert "Bob" Loomis, Shell Knob, formerly of Excelsior Springs, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, in Waco, Texas. He was born June 27, 1936, in Oelwein, (Fayette County) Iowa, the son of Irving and Elsie (Brickman) Loomis. He attended school in Arlington, Iowa, and graduated in 1954. For two years he served in the United States Army, receiving an honorable discharge in May, 1957...
HAROLD LEE PALMER, JR. (02/02/06)
Harold Lee Palmer, Jr., 59, of Golden, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, in Washington Regional Medical Center, Fayetteville, Ark.. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. He received his education in Kansas City and was a 1964 graduate of East High School. ...
SYDNEY CRAFT REBER, JR. (02/02/06)
Sidney Craft Reber, Jr., 87, of Dallas, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, in Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, Waco, Texas. He was born June 12, 1918, in Jackson, Miss., the son of Sidney Craft, Sr. and Robert (Merrill) Reber. On Dec. 4, 1943, in Galesburg, Ill., he was united in marriage to Alwilda Montgomery, who preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 1993. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Rebecca Washington and his sister Martha Reber Pfeiffer...
EVELYN ENGLAND (02/02/06)
Evelyn England, 78, of Wheaton, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006. She was born July 24, 1927, in Ridgley, daughter of the late William M. "Doc" Creason and Mamie (Coffey) Creason. She was a Life Member of VFW Auxillary in Cassville. She was a laborer for several factories during her life...