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Obituaries from October 2006

JIM ROLLER (10/26/06)
Jim Roller, 63, of Neosho, formerly of Monett, passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at his home. He was born Sept. 24, 1943, in Purdy, the son of the late loyd and Faye Mackey Roller. He married Billie Manning in February 2001, and she preceded him death on June 29, 2006...
THOMAS HENDERSON "T.H" ROBERTS (10/26/06)
Thomas Henderson "T.H." Roberts, 92, of Fulton, formerly of Longview, passed away Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, in Fulton Nursing and Rehab Center, Fulton. He was born July 13, 1914, in Tonganoxie, Kan., the son of Arthur and Susie (Moon) Roberts. On Aug. 7, 1935, in Oskaloosa, Kan., he was united in marriage to Mabel Ruth Harris, who preceded him in death on Dec. 10, 2003, after 68 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister...
ANTHONY JOSEPH GURESKI (10/26/06)
Anthony Joseph Gureski, 53, of Shell Knob, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He was born April 7, 1953, in Springfield, Ill., the son of the late Anton and Catherine (Pamer) Gureski. He was united in marriage on April 30, 1977, to Deborah Bucy, who survives...
BILL GUNDEL (10/26/06)
Bill Gundel, 66, of Seligman, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at his home. He was born July 12, 1940, at Jacket, to Frederick Edward Gundel and Ada May Duncan Gundel. He was a lifelong resident of this area and a dairy farmer for 37 years. he was a member of the Church of Christ in Pea Ridge, Ark. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Maurice Gundel and Edward Gundel; and two sisters, Marie Slane and Betty Slane...
DOROTHY M. LANEY (10/26/06)
Dorothy M. Laney, 69, of Cassville, died at 12:20 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, at her home. Mrs. Laney, daughter of John and Inez Beaver Vanderpool, was born on March 22, 1937, in Cassville. She was a lifelong resident of Barry County and attended the Cassville Church of the Nazarene...
LAVONNA "BUNNY" FAYE RICHTER (10/12/06)
LaVonna Faye Richter, 53, of Springfield, died Sept. 21, 2006, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was born July 6, 1953, in Enid, Okla., the daughter of Bill and Faye (Clower) Stewart. They preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Cassville High School in 1972. She was a homemaker and had lived in various places before moving to Springfield eight years ago...
INA LEA TUCKER (10/12/06)
Ina Lea Tucker, 80, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, in Red Rose Inn - Cassville. She was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Wheaton, the daughter of Everett and Martha (Haynes) Cooper. On May 8, 1958, in Miami, Okla., she was united in marriage to Lloyd Tucker, who survives...
JIMMIE WILKS (10/12/06)
Jimmie Wilks, 57, of Garfield, Ark., died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at his home. He was born Aug. 25, 1949, at Garfield, Ark., to Milbern Franklin Wilks and Virginia Wilks. He was a lifelong resident of the area. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in business. ...
JAMES "JIM" DWIGHT CLINE (10/18/06)
James "Jim" Dwight Cline, 53, of Eagle Rock, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, in St. John's Hospital -- Cassville. He was born March 30, 1953, in Mountain Grove, the son of Clarel A. and Denna Lee (Bledsoe) Cline. On Sept. 5, 1987, he was united in marriage to Shelia Wiedower, who survives...
BOBBY WAYNE HAYWARD (10/18/06)
Bobby Wayne Hayward, 72, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, in his home. He was born Aug. 1, 1934, in Purdy, the son of Ora Rubin and Zinna Opal (Henderson) Hayward. On Dec. 30, 1956, he was united in marriage to Norma Saunders, who survives...
MARION R. HESTER (10/18/06)
Marion R. Hester, 50, of Pea Ridge, Ark., died at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, at his home. He was born on July 24, 1956, in Pomona, Calif., the son of Howard and Ona Lerene McGehee Hester. He was a 1974 graduate of Southwest High School in Washburn and was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corp. He was a machinist with Bekaert Corporation in Rogers, Ark...
KATHLEEN R. MITTELSTAEDT (10/18/06)
Kathleen R. Mittelstaedt, 62, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at Capitol Region Medical in Jefferson City. She was born Feb. 1, 1944, in Anamosa, Iowa, to Dennis and Beulah Kula. She was united in marriage to Duane E. Mittelstaedt on Feb. 21, 1970. He survives...
LILLIAN (ENNIS) TOWNSLEY (10/18/06)
Lillian (Ennis) Townsley passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at the Neighborhoods of Quail Creek" Palliative Care Center, in Springfield where she had been a resident for one week. She was born to Urtle and Robie (Hawk) Hutchens at Cassville on Feb. 17, 1917. She graduated from Cassville High School in 1935...
EARON ANNIS "BILLIE" WOOTEN (10/18/06)
Earon Annis "Billie" Wooten, 80, of Exeter, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, in her home. She was born Feb. 13, 1926, in Carterville, the daughter of Frank and Ruby (Rogers) Black. She was united in marriage to L. P. Wooten, who survives. She is also survived by a son, Stan Wooten; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren...
CORBIN THOMAS MARSHALL (10/12/06)
Corbin Thomas Marshall, infant son of Jesse and Kimberly (Notz) Marshall, and the great-grandson of Linda Godana of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, in St. John's Hospital, College Station, Texas. He was born June 13, 2006, in College Station, Texas...
DONALD E. LAWSON (10/12/06)
Donald E. Lawson, 66, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, in his home. He was born March 5, 1940, in Lawrence County to Ransom and Louise May "Branham" Lawson. He was a carpenter with Joe England construction and a member of the Faith Full Gospel church in Aurora...
ROBERT V. JOHNSON (10/12/06)
Robert V. Johnson, Sr., 71, of Purdy, passed away Oct. 9, 2006, at Cox Monett Hospital. He was born Feb. 13, 1935, in Jamestown, N.Y., the son of the late Eric and Easter Hakemson Johnson. He married Dorothy German and she preceded him in death in 1996...
HERMAN GREVE (10/12/06)
Herman Greve, 88, of Pierce City, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at Monett Health Care. He was born Aug. 5, 1918 in Emmen, Holland, the son of the late Frans and Maria Greve. he married Ruth Anna Johnson on April 7, 1951, and she survives. He was a retired dairy farmer. He was a veteran of the Dutch Army in WWII...
JAMES "JIM" CLINE (10/12/06)
James "Jim" Cline, 53, of Eagle Rock, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, in St. John's Hospital -- Cassville. Arrangements are pending under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
GREGORY GENE BROOKS (10/12/06)
Gregory Gene Brooks, 45, of Cassville, was pronounced dead at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, as the result of an automobile accident east of Cassville. He was born on May 17, 1961, in Stella, the son of Royle and Lucille (Lester) Brooks. He was a lifelong resident of the Oak Ridge community and attended Cassville High School where he played football. He was a self-employed truck driver. He had attended the Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church...
LOREN W. ROSE (10/05/06)
Loren W. Rose, age 78, of Exeter, died . Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He was born on Nov.8, 1927, in Seligman, the son of Claude and Pearl Dent Rose. He was a lifelong resident of Barry County and was a 1946 graduate of Washburn High School. He was owner-operator of Rose Trucking, and was a past member of Exeter Lions Club and the Exeter School Board. He attended the Exeter Church of Christ...
JIMMIE "JIM" REX BRYAN (10/05/06)
Jimmie "Jim" Rex Bryan, 70, of Shell Knob, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2006, in his home. He was born June 26, 1936, in Hamilton, Missouri, the son of Ralph and Lois (Murrell) Bryan. On September 14, 1960, in Bonaire, Georgia, he was united in marriage to Marie Dolores Lucero, who survives. ...
ARNOLD SMITH (10/05/06)
Arnold Smith, 85, of Butterfield, passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, in Red Rose Inn, Cassville. He was born Oct. 22, 1920, in Galena, the son of John W. and Alma (Woodhouse) Smith, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by on son, Ronald Smith and two brothers...
MARIE LEE HAPTONSTALL (10/05/06)
Marie Lee Haptonstall, 96, of Kewanee, Ill., died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006. Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday at the LaFayette Cemetery, LaFayette, Ill. Rev. Rene' Barth will officiate. She was born on Nov. 1, 1909, in Kewanee, Ill., the daughter of Clayton Thomas and Jennie Elizabeth (Beam) Cox. She married Carl W. Haptonstall on May 26, 1928, in Peoria. Ill. He preceded her in death in 1971...
ROBERTA MINNIE "SUE" LIVINGSTON (10/05/06)
Roberta Minnie "Sue" Livingston, 64, of Purdy, passed away Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, in Cox-Monett Hospital, Monett. She was born Sept. 4, 1942, in Joliet, Ill., the daughter of Arthur and Clara (Dietzman) Siegler. On Feb. 29, 1965, she was united in marriage to Amiel Livingston, who survives...
JOHN SALYER (10/05/06)
John Wendell Salyer, 87, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2006, in South Austin Hospital, Austin, Texas. He was born June 10, 1919, in Cassville, the son of Dr. Glenn and Edith (Horine) Salyer. On June 11, 1987, in Sarcoxie, he was united in marriage to Patrica Hunt, who survives...
DAYTON L. SWEARINGEN (10/05/06)
Dayton L. Swearingen, 75, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. He was born Sept. 24, 1931, in Purdy, the son of Walter and Alphia (Henderson) Swearingen. On Sept. 11, 1953, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Barbara Adele Neeley who preceded him in death on Dec. 24, 1992. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Galen Swearingen; a sister, Virginia Buntin and a grand-daughter, Sandy Swearingen...
FLETA MAE SEELY (10/05/06)
As goes time, so goes our lives. Fleta Mae Seely, 76, of Monett, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 03, 2006, in the Monett Health Care Center. She was born october 17, 1929, in Cassville, Mo., the daughter of Dewey and Viola Gaige Hankins. Fleta Mae lived each day for her family, never once asking anything for herself...
ALICE P. WILLIAMS (10/05/06)
Alice P. Williams, 73, of Oakley, passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis. Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at Dawson and Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home, Decatur, Ill. She was born June 7, 1933, in Morrisonville, Ill., the daughter of Orthello Whitley and Bernadine Durbin Reddick. ...
DESTINY ASHLYN MARIE HARRIS (10/05/06)
Destiny Ashlyn Marie Harris, infant daughter of Viola Harris, died on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, at her residence in Rogers, Ark. In addition to her mother she is survived by one brother, Isaiah Harris, of Rogers, Ark.; her maternal grandmother, Neva Jo Galyen Tucker, of Cassville. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Frank Marvin Harris...
LAVONA TROUTMAN (10/05/06)
Lavona bell schwatken troutman died Thursday night September 28, 2006, at a Springfield, Mo., hospital after a brief illness. She was 90 years old. Mrs. Troutman was born January 9, 1916, on a farm near Elk City, Kansas. She was the third of eight children. Her parents were Elmer Schwatken and Lillie Berry Schwatken...