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Obituaries from January 2007

KENNETH NEAL KINGREY (01/25/07)
Kenneth Neal Kingrey, 55, of Monett, passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at Red Rose Inn, Cassville. He was born feb. 28, 1951, in Galion, Ohio, the son of William R. and Dore Lee (Riley) Kingrey, of Purdy. He was a construction worker. He attended the Church of the Nazarene in Monett...
BESS RALSTON (01/25/07)
Bess Ralston, 84, of Kansas City, passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007. She was born Aug. 23, 1922. Bess Porter married Ben H. Ralston in 1936. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ben H. Ralston, and two sons, Ron Ralston and Benny Ralston...
THOMAS "TOM" LEWIS LEVERICH (01/25/07)
Thomas "Tom" Lewis Leverich, 68, of Purdy, passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, in his home. He was born May 11, 1938, in Buckeye, Ariz., the son of Oscar H. and Ina (Keene) Leverich. On Feb. 5, 1955, he was united in marriage to Viola Reeves, who survives...
LUELLA (BUNNELL) KNIGHT BIVIN ANDERSON (01/25/07)
Luella (Bunnell) Knight Bivin Anderson, 95, of Neosho, passed away at the home of her daughter in Fairview on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007. She was born May 10, 1911, in Longville, Minn., the daughter of Isaac and Betsy bunnell. She was a graduate of Wheaton High School. She worked several years as a seamstress in the Pierce City and Neosho areas. She retired in 1973...
RUBY JEWELL WELLS (01/18/07)
Ruby Jewell Wells, 72, of Fairview, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, in her home. She was born Jan. 4, 1935, in Barry County the daughter of Archie and Julie Rebecca (McMillen) Boyd. On Aug. 18, 1950, she was united in marriage to Bobbie Wells, who survives...
LILIAN GARDNER (01/18/07)
Lilian Gardner, 97, of Monett, passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at her home in Monett. She was born April 27, 1909, in Sowerbybridge, England, the daughter of the late Albert and Ethel Shepherd. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monett. She was also a member of the P.E.O. and the Monett Garden Club...
DWAYNE C. PRESLEY (01/18/07)
Dwayne C. Presley, 66, of Wagoner, Okla., passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, in Wagoner, Okla. A memorial service will be held Saturday at the New Beginnings Outreach Church in Wagoner with Rev. Terry Presley and Brenda Presley officiating. He was born in Wagoner, Okla., to Claude and Pauline (Rice) Presley on May 28, 1940. ...
THOMAS NEWTON BECKETT (01/18/07)
Thomas Newton Beckett, Sr., 84, of Monett, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at Locoba Nursing Home, Monett. He was born on July 7, 1922, in Hollis, Okla., the son of the late Thomas Logan and Rosezella Qualls Beckett. He was a retired USDA meat inspector. He was a member of the New Freedom Worship Center in Purdy. He was a World War II Army veteran. He married Bonnie Fortner on July 18, 1942, in Springdale, Ark., and she survives...
BRIAN LEE HART (01/18/07)
Brian Lee Hart, 21, of Green Forest, Ark., passed away Jan. 4, 2007, in Berryville, Ark. He was born Oct. 27, 1985, in Cassville, a son of Dennis James and Marian Marie (Losch) Hart. Survivors include: his parents; one brother, Derek James Losch; his grandparents, Bill and Sue Anne Corn, of Cassville; two aunts, Doris Chaney, of Cassville, and Trisha Oxford, of Garfield, Ark.; three uncles, Billy Corn, of Wentworth, Donald Losch, of Cassville, and Steven Corn, of Cassville; several cousins; and a host of friends.. ...
LARRY JOE MYERS (01/18/07)
Larry Joe Myers, 65, of Washburn, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, in St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin. He was born March 19, 1941, in Washburn. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virgie Townsend and his mom, Opal Henry Mahurin, who raised him. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Lewis Henry...
NOLAN R. ROBBINS (01/25/07)
Nolan R. Robbins, 51, of Green Forest, Ark., passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, in Eureka Springs, Ark. He was the son of Charles Lindy and Ollie Vivian (Holman) Robbins. He was employed by Tyson Foods in Berryville, Ark., where he worked in maintenance personnel for the past 13 years. He was a member of the Towering Oaks Church in Berryville, Ark...
JOE ROLLER (01/25/07)
Joe Roller, 71, of Purdy, passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. He was born July 2, 1935, in Purdy, the son of the late Loyd and Faye (Mackey) Roller. He was a retired truck driver for Friend Tire. He was in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960. He was chairman of deacons at the Arnhart Baptist Church in Purdy. He married Margaret Cook Dec. 22, 1955, in Purdy and she survives...
FOREST EUGENE IRVINE (01/25/07)
Forest Eugene Irvine, 90, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, in St. John's Hospital, Berryville, Ark. He was born Oct. 16, 1916, in El Dorado, Kan., the son of J. Eugenio and Bessie (Marley) Irvine. On Nov. 10, 1939, in Yates Center, Kan., he was united in marriage to Flossie Ellen Bassett and to this union two daughters were born. ...
HENRY H. HYDE, JR. (01/25/07)
Henry H. Hyde Jr., passed away Saturday, January 20, 2007. Beloved husband of Marjorie N. Hyde (nee Dunlap); dear father of David L. (Antonia) Hyde, Dennis R. (Nancy) Hyde, Denise L. (David O. Schlenke) Hyde and the late Danny Lee Hyde; grandfather of Philip R. (Amy) Hyde, Michael J. Hyde, Danielle M. Hyde, Ashley N. McFarland, Kimberly A. Hyde and Alex C. McFarland; dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend...
CHRISTENE A. FISHER (01/25/07)
Christene A. Fisher, 78, of Exeter, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. She was born July 28, 1928, in Washburn, the daughter of Ernest and Omega (Morgan) Fletcher. On July 29, 1962, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Jay Fisher who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; four brothers and one sister...
TERRY W. EVERETT (01/25/07)
Terry W. Everett, 59, of Monett, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at Cox Monett Hospital. He was born July 17, 1947, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of the late Charles and Pearl Myers Everett. He was an irrigation specialist for a golf course in Washington state. He moved to this area about seven months ago to be with his sister, Teresa, of Monett...
GERTRUDE ANNA ENDSLEY (01/25/07)
Gertrude Anna Endsley, 93, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at St. John's Hospital, Berryville, Ark. She was born to Carl and Anna (Licke) Bredow near Volland, Kan., on March 7, 1913. She was united in marriage to Dallis C. Endsley in 1941. He preceded her in death in 1971...
NANCY K. CROW (01/25/07)
Nancy Crow, 66, of Monett, passed away Monday, jan. 22, 2007, at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. She was born oct. 25, 1940, in Monett, the daughter of the late Enoch and Ruth (Lautaret) Boucher. She was a seamstress and also worked as a custodian for Jack Henry. She attended Waldensian united Presbyterian Church in Monett...
LYNDALL NEWMAN WOHLGEMUTH (01/25/07)
Funeral services for Lyndall Newman Wohlgemuth, 91, of Skiatook, Oklahoma, were held Tuesday, January 9, 2007, at 9:00 a.m. at Peters-Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Zodrow and Ken Pittman officiating. Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville, Missouri was under the direction of Peters-Stumpff Funeral Home. ...
CLEO WHITE (01/25/07)
Cleo Naaman White, 85, of Purdy, passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, in St. John's Regional Medical Center, Springfield. He was born Sept. 24, 1921, in Texarkana, Ark., the son of Everett I. and Iva White. On Sept. 30, 1946, he was united in marriage to Lena Mae Fisher, who preceded him in death on Sept. 23, 1996, being blessed with fifty years together. To this union 12 children were born. He was also preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Travis White...
TRACEY STOCKTON (01/25/07)
Tracey F. Stockton, 97, of Pratt, Kan., formerly of Purdy, died Jan. 20, 2007, at Pratt Living Center in Pratt, Kan. She was born March 21, 1909, in Fredonia, Kan., the daughter of James Edward and Nora Viola Osborne Crossland. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Purdy...
ELSIE F. HARKRIDER (01/18/07)
Elsie F. Harkrider, 88, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, in Red Rose Inn, of Cassville. She was born Dec. 9, 1918, in Faucett, the daughter of Charles and Fanny (Reynolds) Radeck. On May 8, 1948, in St. Joseph, she was united in marriage to Harlyn Harkrider, who survives...
GENEVA L. DAWSON (01/18/07)
Geneva L. Dawson, 88, of Monett, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at her home in Monett. She was born Aug. 12, 1918, in Neosho, the daughter of the late John Richard and Lydia Katherine (Tabb) Dawson. She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. She grew up in Newton County and graduated from Granby High School in 1938...
CHRISTENE FISHER (01/18/07)
Christene Fisher, 78, of Exeter, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. Funeral arrangements are pending under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Visit fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
MICHAEL "DAVID" FIELDS (01/18/07)
Michael "David" Fields, 39, of Seligman, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, in his home. He was born Jan. 5, 1968, in Monett, the son of Arlis and Karen (Houk) Fields. On Nov. 10, 1995, in Springfield, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Ward, who survives...
GEORGE WILLIAM ROGERS (01/18/07)
George William Rogers, 99, of Carthage, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, in his home. He was born April 5, 1907, in Keener, Ark., the son of George Washington and Myrtle (Nations) Rogers. On May 31, 1930, he was united in marriage to Lela Lucile Brisco, who preceded him in death on June 25, 2005. He was also preceded in death by his parents...
ESTHER J. EUBANKS (01/25/07)
Esther J. Eubanks, 87, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, in Red Rose Inn, Cassville, after a short battle with ovarian cancer. She was born May 20, 1919, in Garfield, Ark., the daughter of Charles Wesley and Dottie (Lowery) Reeves. In 1942, she was united in marriage to Richard Lee Eubanks, who preceded her in death on May 11, 1976. ...
MARY ELIZABETH BYRD (01/05/07)
Mary Elizabeth Byrd, 93, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. She was born July 9, 1913, in Kansas City, to Anne Mae Hibbs and John Albert Thompson. She attended schools in Mounds, Okla., and Coffeyville, Kan. ...
DANIEL R. JANNEY (01/05/07)
Daniel R. Janney, 70, Seligman, passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at his home. A complete obituary will appear in next week's paper. Funeral arrangements will be announced by White Funeral Home, Cassville.
HELEN M. HILTON (01/05/07)
Helen M. Hilton, 80, former resident of Aurora, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, in Tulsa, Okla. She was born to Tom and Leatha Mitchell on april 22, 1926, in Washburn. She worked as a nurse in Tulsa, Okla., at St. Francis Hospital and also in home care in Oklahoma and Missouri. She and her husband, George, fostered 97 children while living in Missouri...
KENNETH C. FULTZ (01/05/07)
Kenneth C. Fultz, Jr., 69, of Washburn, passed away on Dec. 24, 2006, in Springfield. He was born on Oct. 29, 1937. He was a Blackwell, Okla., resident for many years where he was a high-school wrestler, an avid fisherman and scout leader. They moved to Checotah, Okla., in 1971. They retired outside of Washburn in 1997...
MERIDITH G. GULICK (01/05/07)
Meredith G. Gulick, 60, of Lakewood, Colo., passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. She was born Oct. 19, 1946, in Mobile, Ala., the daughter of Lester and Louise (Gosjiev) Brewer. In 1979, she was united in marriage to Don Alksne, who survives...
BETTY KEMPER DOYLE (01/05/07)
Betty Kemper Doyle died Dec. 23, 2006, at the age of 92. Bessie (Betty) Bernice Kemper was born in l914 to Charles and Martha Henley Kemper of Exeter, Missouri, at their homestead on Old North Road. Her sister Hallie and brothers Max, Bill, Rex, Ralph and Bert all preceded her in death...
CATHALEA TAYLOR (01/05/07)
Cathalea Taylor, 93, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, in Mt. Vernon Place Care Center, Mt. Vernon. She was born Nov. 27, 1913, in Cassville, the daughter of J.T. and Mary Alice (Loftin) Hurst. On Nov. 21, 1948, she was united in marriage to W.F. "Bill" Taylor, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Lavonne Shore and one brother, Raymond Hurst...
DATHAL "TONI" SHOOP (01/05/07)
Dathal "Toni" Shoop, 69, of Pierce City, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at her home. She was born on May 4, 1937, in Bardwell, Ky., the daughter of George and Berthal O'Conner Munsell. She married Billy Gene Shoop on May 11, 1987. He survives. Additional survivors include: four sons, John Gaches, of Pierce City, Donald Gaches, of Springfield, Jeff Gaches, of Cassville, and Donny Gaches, of Cassville; four daughters, Teria Smilie, of Cassville, Ellen Stanfield, of Lodi, Calif., Diann Marrow, of Pierce City, Brenda Gaches, of Twin Falls, Idaho; two sisters, one brother, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.. ...
CARROLL MILLER (01/05/07)
Carroll Miller, 70, of Pea Ridge, Ark., died Wednesday, Dec. 27, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers, Ark. he was born March 6, 1936, at Green Forest, Ark., to Loyd Miller and Ola Chaney Miller. He graduated from Pea Ridge High School and attended Arkansas Tech in Russellville, Ark., where he studied mechanical drafting. ...
LOLA EMMA NICKLE (01/05/07)
Lola Emma Nickle, 99, of Purdy, passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at Lacoba Nursing Center in Monett. She was born July 2, 1907, in Butterfield, the daughter of the late Anderson Monroe and Emma Jane Hazelwood Moudy. She was a homemaker and a member of the Log Church, Church of god (Holiness) near Butterfield...
SARAH CATHERINE BRUTON (01/12/07)
Sarah Catherine (Dewitt) Bruton, 76, of Seligman, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born Nov. 28, 1930, the eldest of six children to Larkin J. and Martha L. (Jordon) DeWitt. She was united in marriage Sept. ...
KENNETH WAYNE MICHAEL (01/12/07)
Kenneth Wayne Michael, 66, of Monett, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born Feb. 2, 1940, in Wayne, the son of Lester and Ada (Lee) Michael, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Wilma Dean Tillman, and one brother, Don Michael...
ROY LEON ANDREWS (01/12/07)
Roy Leon Andrews, 65, of Monett, passed away Saturday, Janu. 6, 2007, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born Nov.30, 1941, in Bristow, Okla., the son of Bill and Florine (Slate) Andrews, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a son, David; a daughter, Florine; and four brothers...
FLORENE KATHRYN HARRISON (01/12/07)
Florene Kathryn Harrison, 77, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, in Magnolia Square. She was born Oct. 16, 1929, in Cape Fair to Josh and Clara Edna Coones Starkey. She attended school in Cassville and Fulton and was a retired nurse. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Lee Wallace, one granddaughter and her siblings, Edward Gene Starkey, Lynn Starkey and Mary Lee Bonnette...
DANIEL R. JANNEY (01/12/07)
Daniel R. Janney, 70, of Seligman, passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at his home. He was born on May 18, 1936, in Richland Center, Wis., the son of Rodney and Erma (Lewis) Janney. He moved to this area 35 years ago. He was an ordained minister and an Army veteran...
EMMA JEAN BARNETT (01/12/07)
Emma Jean Barnett, 88, of Monett, passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, at her home. She was born Sept. 27, 1918, in Wheaton, the daughter of the late Thomas G. and Emma Gertrude (Barr) Autry. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Monett. She was also a member of the Monett Garden Club, the Dorcas Club and a former Boy Scout leader...
BRIAN LEE HART (01/12/07)
Brian Lee Hart, 21, of Green Forest, Ark., passed away Jan. 4, 2007, in Berryville, Ark. He was born Oct. 27, 1985, in Cassville, a son of Dennis James and Marian Marie (Losch) Hart. Survivors include: his parents, one brother, Derek James Losch, three aunts, Sue Ann Corn, of Cassville, Doris Chaney, of Cassville, and Trisha Oxford, of Garfield, Ark.; three uncles, Billy Corn, of Wentworth, Donald Losch, of Cassville, and Steven Corn, of Cassville...
GERALDINE B. KELLEY (01/12/07)
Geraldine B. Kelley, 83, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, in her home. She was born Oct. 18, 1923, in Muskegon, Mich., the daughter of Samuel and Grace (Weatherwax) Busard. On July 4, 1948, in Indianapolis, Ind., she was united in marriage to Ralph C. Kelley, who survives...
NEAL L. SKINNER (01/12/07)
Neal L. Skinner, 83, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, following a brief illness. He was born March 23, 1923, in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Myron and Frances Jensen Skinner. He owned and operated Neal's Heating and Air. He belonged to First Church of the Nazarene. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II...
MARY JANE BARKER (01/05/07)
Mary Jane Barker, 63, of Exeter, passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2007, in Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. She was born March 27, 1943, in Barry County, the daughter of Hilston and Annie (Mattingly) Williams. She was married to Mal Hudson and to this union one child was born. ...