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Obituaries from February 2007

FRANK L. JONES (02/22/07)
Frank L. Jones, 83, of Shell Knob, passed away on Friday, Feb. 16, 2007. He was born April 28, 1923, in Harrison, Ark. He married Mary Lee Wasson on July 2, 1944, in Harrison, where Frank taught music and managed theaters for Commonwealth Amusement Corporation. Throughout his career in the movie business, he managed Commonwealth operations in Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Iowa, Wyoming, Texas and South Dakota...
BEN A. PANNELL (02/22/07)
Ben A. Pannell, 46, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at his home in Cassville. He was born on Jan. 29, 1961, in Arlington, Calif., the son of Ralph Pannell and Zola Skidmore Dieffenbacher. He was a self-employed construction worker. Survivors include: his daughter, Lisa Pannell, of Cherry Valley, Calif.; his father, Ralph Pannell, of Quartzsite, Ariz.; his mother, Zola Dieffenbacher, of Hollister; one brother, Nick Pannell, of Pahrump, Nev.; two sisters, Carol Campbell and her husband, Carl, of Cherokee Village, Ark., and Cheryl Collins, of Branson.. ...
MARJORIE L. HOPKINS (02/22/07)
Marjorie L. Hopkins, 81, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers, Ark. She was born on Sept. 17, 1925, in Exeter, the daughter of Walter and Lou Sanders Mattingly. She was a lifelong Exeter resident, and U.S. Postmaster for 35 years, having served in Stella, Exeter and Galena. ...
DENNIS WILLIAM TIMMONS (02/22/07)
Dennis William Timmons, 47, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at his home in Nixa. He was born on Nov. 25, 1959, in Monett, the son of R.J. and Betty Williams Timmons. He was a 1978 graduate of Exeter High School, and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Exeter. He was a U. S. Army veteran having served in Germany. He was a sales representative for the Allied Bus Company in Nixa. He was a lifelong resident of the Exeter and Cassville communities before moving to Nixa three months ago...
BOBBY RAY WALTRIP (02/22/07)
Bobby Ray Waltrip, 63, passed away Feb. 11, 2007, in Midwest City, Okla. He was born Oct. 31, 1943, in Monett. He attended Pleasant Dale School and Monett High School. He had lived in Springdale, Ark., for many years. He worked as a car salesman and B & R Salvage before moving to Oklahoma...
MARY MARLENE KNIGHT (02/15/07)
Mary Marline Knight, 51, of Anderson, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at the Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark., after a sudden illness. She was born on Oct. 5, 1955, in Springfield, one of four children born to the late Glenn and Nancy Ann (Rose) Woodard. She was a lifelong resident of McDonald County. In 1977, she graduated from Crowder College with a degree in business...
BURKE BURNETT GEORGE JR. (02/15/07)
Burke Burnett George Jr., 78, of Tulsa, Okla., passed away Jan. 25, 2007, in Tulsa. He was married to Clara Ennis in 1957. Until the age of 20 he worked with his father on the George Ranch in Oklahoma. He later worked for McDonnell Douglas, then for American Airlines for 25 year. ...
MARCELL CHARLES (02/15/07)
Marcell Charles, 90, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. He was born Dec. 8, 1916, in Ridgley, the son of George and Elsie (Thomas) Charles. On Aug. 5, 1939, he was united in marriage to Ada Lee Crabb, who preceded him in death on Sept. 20, 2004. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Eugene and Lou Don Charles; two sisters, June Armstrong and Doris Kimbrough and one grandson, Jamie Tucker...
BERNIADINE BRANSON (02/15/07)
Berniadine "Bunnie" Branson, 85, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, in St. John's Hospital -- Cassville. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister. She received her education in Springfield and majored in Art at SMS. She was a bookkeeper for Springfield City Utilities for several years. In 1977, she moved from Tulsa, Okla., to Shell Knob to make her home...
ANNITA RAYE ARMSTRONG (02/15/07)
Annita Raye Armstrong, 50, of Eagle Rock, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Oct. 8, 1956, in Sterling, Colo., the daughter of James and Nancy (Albrandt) Long. In 2001, she was united in marriage to Ed Armstrong, who survives...
JIM D. GAROUTTE (02/15/07)
Jim D. Garoutte, 91, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at the Monett Health Care in Monett, following a lengthy illness. He was born on July 14, 1915, in Republic, the son of Charley and Ava McDaniel Garoutte. He was a lifelong resident of the Monett and Republic areas, and was a self-employed truck driver. He attended the First Free Will Baptist Church in Monett...
T. JUANITA MANNING (02/15/07)
T. Juanita Manning, 91, passed away Monday, Feb.12, 2007, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. She was born in Greenfield, Nov. 5, 1915, the daughter of Albert O. and Louise Pearl (Jones) Copeland. She was united in marriage to James Elwood "Woody" Manning, who preceded her in death November 1952. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Carson Douglas Klepper, two brothers, Gilbert Copeland and Gene Copeland and two sisters, Wilma Landis and Jewell Johnessee...
DWAINE A. MOELLER (02/15/07)
Dwaine A. Moeller, 74, of Purdy, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, in Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. He was born May 20, 1932, in Arnold, Kan., the son of Alfred F. and Mary M. (Kraft) Moeller. On March 9, 1955, he was united in marriage to Joan Irene Meyers, who preceded him in death on May 19, 1995. He was also preceded in death by his parents...
MARY ELIZABETH BOND (02/22/07)
Mary Elizabeth Bond, 83, of St. Charles, formerly of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, in St. Joseph's Health Center, St. Charles. She was born June 24, 1923, in Harville, the daughter of James Robert and Mellia Eveline (Sloats) Henson. On Jan. 21, 1940, in Charleston, she was united in marriage to Louis Harold Bond who preceded her in death on July 21, 1980. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, a grandson, four sisters and three brothers...
NOVITA M. SLINKARD (02/22/07)
Novita M. Slinkard, 88, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. She was born Feb. 10, 1919, in Barry County, the daughter of James Walter and Allie Eunice (Davis) Nickle. On Feb. 22, 1941, she was united in marriage to Vollmar James Slinkard who preceded her in death in August 1975. She was also preceded in death by her parents...
CAROLYN PENNEL (02/22/07)
Carolyn (George) Pennel, 74, of Hemphill, Texas, formerly of Butterfield, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, in Hemphill, Texas. She was born April 30, 1932, at Elm Springs, Ark. On Dec. 7, 1949, she was united in marriage to Leonard Purvis who passed away on July 7, 1964...
CARREL "CLEDDY" GAGE (02/22/07)
Carrel "Cleddy" Gage, 92, of Purdy, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, at his home. He was born Oct. 7, 1914, in Corpus Christi, Texas, the son of William Ruby and Viney Rice Gage. He was united in marriage to Fannie Inez Gill Gage on April 6, 1935, in Phoenix, Ariz. She preceded him in death April 6, 1998...
JEREMY ADAM FLANDERS (02/22/07)
Jeremy Adam Flanders, 30, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007. He was born Sept. 27, 1976, in Denver, Colo. He was born handicapped and was placed in several institutions and foster homes until he was six years old. In 1982 he was placed in a foster home belonging to Cliff and Polly Wilson. ...
JANETTA KAY GREGORY (02/22/07)
Janetta Kay (Suttles) Gregory, 45, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, in Joplin. She was born Sept. 23, 1961, in Aurora. She graduated from Cassville High School in 1979. She had became a minister and worked in the Grand Lake Floral Shop in Langley, Okla...
MARTHA MARY REECE (02/15/07)
Martha Mary Reece, 99, died Feb. 6, 2007, at her residence in Modesto, Calif., following a lengthy illness. She was born on May 1, 1907, in the Pioneer community, daughter of John David and Elbera Bell (Wheeler) Bettis, and grew up in the Pioneer/Fairview area. In the fall of 1933, she was baptized into the fellowship of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church, near Sawyer, Kan. In March of 1944, the family moved to Modesto, Calif., where Martha resided until her death...
RUBY FAY SHIRLEY (02/15/07)
Ruby Fay Shirley, 88, of Monett, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at Monett Health Center. She was born Jan. 9, 1919, in Winthrop, Ark., to Leroy and Maggie (Hankins) Highbarger. Having spent her early years in Monett, she moved away after grade school She married Virgil William Shirley on Aug. 25, 1933. She was a member of First Christian Church in Purdy for more than 50 years...
JUNIOR ROSS PAUL (02/15/07)
Junior Ross Paul, 75, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born March 30, 1931, in Washburn, the son of Thomas Nelson and Quintilla (Hall) Paul. On Dec. 31, 1958, in Exeter, he was united in marriage to Joyce Norwood, who survives...
ESTHER NELSON (02/15/07)
Esther nelson, 86, of Exeter, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at St. John's Hospital in Cassville. She was born July 30, 1920, in Exeter, to the late William Leroy and Ada (Noe) Senseney. She was a housewife, but had worked a various jobs during her life...
RICKIE LONG (02/15/07)
Rickie Long, age 51, of Butterfield, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, in St. Louis, following a lengthy illness. He was born on Oct. 2, 1955, son of Jim Gertch and Nancy Albrandt Gertch, in Sterling, Colo. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. Mr. Long was self employed and enjoyed working with his hands and being outdoors...
AUDREY M. MUELLER (02/15/07)
Audrey M. (Steffens) Mueller, 81, of Cassville, formerly of Columbia, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at St. John's Hospital, Cassville. She was born on April 28, 1925, in St. Louis, the daughter of Leo and Mae (Francis) Steffens. On Oct. 21, 1978, in New Hanover, Ill., she was united in marriage to Clarence J. Mueller, who preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 2005...
ROBERT T. (HUCK) ALLSBURY (02/15/07)
Robert T. (Huck) Allsbury, 94, of Carterville, Missouri, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at St. John's Hospital-Cassville. He was born near Alba and lived most of his life at Carterville. His past two years were in Cassville's Red Rose Inn. Survivors include; his wife, Olive, to whom he was married 73 years last July; one daughter, Sondra Hamby, of Kansas City; one son, Sidney Allsbury, of Cassville, seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren...
GLADYS MARIE FULTZ (02/22/07)
Gladys Marie Fultz, 80, of Washburn, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born Feb. 27, 1926, in Blackwell, Okla., the daughter of Walter E. and Pearl Rohrs. On Dec. 27, 1961, in Oklahoma City, Okla., she was united in marriage to Kenneth Fultz, Jr., who preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kenny Fultz and one sister, Geraldean Bumgardner...
ROBERT ARTHUR "BOB" COTTRELL (02/08/07)
Robert Arthur "Bob" Cottrell, 64, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born April 18, 1942, in Spring Hill, Kan., the son of Grant and Ena (Lewis) Cottrell, who preceded him in death...
JOHNNIE JUNIOR SCATES (02/02/07)
Johnnie Junior Scates, 69, of Monett, passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He was born Aug. 25, 1937, in Wy City, Ark., the son of the late John and Polly (Bowen) Scates. He was retired from Bass Equipment. Survivors include: three daughters, Bridget Ferrell, Brandy Parker and Brenda Seward, all of Monett; two sons, Brian Scates, of Arkansas, and Bruce Scates, of Joplin; one sister, Maxine Steverson, of Monett; 11 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren...
WANDA LEE ROBINSON (02/02/07)
Wanda Lee "Mom" Robinson, 64, of Seligman, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, at her home. Funeral services were held Saturday at First Baptist Church in Pea Ridge, Ark., with Jerry Blevins officiating. Burial was at Ruddick Cemetery under the direction of Sisco Funeral Home of Pea Ridge, Ark...
MARIE MARBUT (02/02/07)
Marie Marbut, 71, of Monett, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. She was born Jan. 22, 1918, in Purdy, the daughter of the late Charles and Willa Noras Baker Oscar. She was a homemaker. She attended Christ United Methodist Church of Monett. She married Leon Marbut on Dec. 10, 1936, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 1993...
HAROLD WAYNE AYERS (02/02/07)
Harold Wayne Ayers, 59, of Golden, was pronounced dead at 7:44 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at his home. He was born on July 24, 1947, in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Gilbert and Marian Davis Ayers. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He served on a gun ship during the Vietnam War and received a Distinguished Flying Cross. He moved to Golden in 1993 from California, and was a truck driver with Consolidated Freighters, Inc...
MARJORIE COLLEEN HADDOCK (02/08/07)
Marjorie Colleen (Blythe) Haddock, 84, passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at her home in Marionville. She was born Aug. 8, 1922, to John Cleveland and Celia (Hailey) Blythe, of Crane. She attended grade school at Scholten, then high school at Crane. She eventually earned a degree from Southwest Missouri State University in 1970, majoring in elementary eduction with a minor in social work...
LIEUTENANT COLONEL GARY J. HIGGS, USAF (Ret.) (02/08/07)
Gary Joe Higgs of Wheaton, Missouri, son of the late Chester Oliver Higgs and Marguerite Hoyt Higgs, was born July 21, 1938. He graduated from Wheaton High School in 1956 and attended Drury College and Southwest Missouri State College prior to enlisting in the United States Air Force March 1959. ...
AMY ANN NORMAN (02/08/07)
Amy Ann (Talburt) Norman, 96, of Washburn, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007 in Mt. Vernon Place Care Center, Mt. Vernon. She was born Aug. 28, 1910, in Gann Ridge, Ark., the daughter of John Thomas and Mahala Ann (Schell) Talburt. On July 21, 1932, in Seligman, she was united in marriage to Clyde Howard Norman, who preceded her in death on Sept. ...
CHARLES E. SPARKS (02/08/07)
Charles E. Sparks, 56, died at 5:10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, as the result of a one-car vehicular accident in Golden. He was born on Feb. 1, 1951, in Coweta, Ga., the son of Charles Ellis and Lydia Russell Sparks. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served three tours in Vietnam. ...
PAUL LAVERN STILES (02/08/07)
Paul Lavern Stiles, 73, of Berryville, Ark., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007. He was born March 29, 1933, in Grandview, Ark., a son of M.E. and Alice (Phillips) Stiles. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Korean Conflict. He was an employee of Walker Sales Company for 36 years...
IMOGENE WISELEY (02/08/07)
E. Imogene Wiseley, 91, of Monett, passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. She was born Oct. 28, 1915, in Purdy the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Susan Samantha (Lane) McKee. She moved to Monett in 1942 from Purdy. She was a retired clerk from Bruner Pharmacy in Monett. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monett. She was united in marriage to Edward Ray Wiseley on Dec. 19, 1934, in Wheaton, and he preceded her in death in 1956...
MARCELL CHARLES (02/08/07)
Marcell Charles, 89, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, in Exeter First Baptist Church under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Jerry Yarnall will conduct the services. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter...
ASHLEY LEIGHANN HARGUS (02/08/07)
She was preceded in death by her mother, Pamela Sue Urban and grandmother, Gloria Humphrey. Services were held at 1 p.m, today (Wednesday) at Baker Funeral Home, 100 S. Cedar, Valley Center, Kan. Memorials to be designated to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation...
JEFFREY MARTIN STROPES (02/02/07)
Jeffrey Martin Stropes, 60, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007. He was Service Manager for Tri Lakes Ford-Mercury. His body is being cremated under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. A private memorial service will be held at a later date...