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Obituaries from March 2008

WALTER B. PEDELTY (03/26/08)
Walter B. Pedelty Jr., 88, of Cassville, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2008, at his home in Cassville. He was born on April 11, 1919, in Mason City, Iowa, son of Walter B. and Hazel (Hill) Pedelty. He was united in marriage on April 11, 1942, in Nevada, to his wife, Pauline, who preceded him in death five years ago...
BECKY BURNETTE (03/26/08)
Rebecca A. "Becky" Burnette, 51, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2008, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. She was born Nov. 24, 1956, in Monett, the daughter of Curtis "Fat" and Ruby (Mattingly) Anderson. On March 28, 1975, she was united in marriage to Bobby L. Burnette, who survives...
BILLY JOE WILLIAMS (03/26/08)
Billy Joe Williams, 67, of Purdy, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born July 30, 1940, in Cassville, the son of "Buss" Earl and Gladys (Gardner) Williams. He is preceded in death by his father and a brother, Johnny Williams...
NORIS EDWARD PETOT (03/26/08)
Noris Edward Petot, 85, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, March 24, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Dec. 15, 1922, in St. Louis, the son of Edward William and Mary Elizabeth (Keckenkamp) Petot, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister...
KATHY WIERMAN (03/12/08)
Katherine Sue "Kathy" Wierman, 61, daughter of Wallace and Ethel Louise (Ritt) Schuder, was born Oct. 12, 1946, near Fordland, Mo. She departed this life Wednesday, March 5, 2008, in her home in Seymour, Mo. On Jan.16, 1965, she was united in marriage to Larry Max Wierman...
KENNETH LEE (03/20/08)
BRANHAM Kenneth Lee Branham, 49, of Marionville, died on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at his home. He was born on June 12, 1958, in Aurora, son of Eulice and Retha (McGlothlin) Branham. He was a life-long resident of the area, living in Cassville for 18 years. He worked most of his life doing construction...
JEWELL ELLEN WILSON (03/20/08)
Jewell Ellen (Standlee) Wilson, 90, of Golden, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008, in Cedar Ridge Care Center, Cassville. She was born Oct. 2, 1917, in Grandview, Ark., the daughter of Jim Frank and Florence (Ramey) Standlee. In September 1941, she was united in marriage to Eddie Wilson who preceded her in death in 1986. She was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and a sister...
RUSSELL DAVID BROWNSBERGER (03/20/08)
Russell David Browns-berger, 49, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2008, in his home. He was born March 16, 1958, in Jackson County, Kansas City, the son of Virgil Lawrence and Avenell (Dodson) Brownsberger. Survivors include: two sons, David Lawrence Brownsberger, of El Dorado Springs, and Raymond Russell Brownsberger, of the home; a daughter, Linda Marie Brownsberger, of the home; his father, Virgil Lawrence Brownsberger, of Deepwater; his mother, Avenell Carter Innis, of Shell Knob; a brother, Raymond Carter, of Raytown; two sisters, Connie Ring, of Golden, and Carolyn Riddle, and her husband, Shaun, of Shawnee, Kan.; and two grandchildren.. ...
OPHELIA ROBBINS (03/20/08)
Ophelia Robbins, 78, of Rogers, Ark., formerly of Exeter, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2008, in Northwest Medical Center, Springdale, Ark. She was born May 20, 1929, in Jenkins, the daughter of Walter and Sadie Belle (Moore) Bowling. On Sept. 7, 1943, she was united in marriage to Roy Robbins, who preceded her in death on Dec. ...
LEWIS HARRY DOLBERRY (03/20/08)
Lewis Harry Dolberry, 70, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2008, at Barry County Care Center in Cassville. He was born on Dec. 21, 1937, in London, Canada, son of Louis and Diana (Butterfield) Dolberry. He married Ester Marie (Bowen) Dolberry on Oct. ...
HAZEL CORENE EASLEY (03/20/08)
Hazel Corene Easley, age 69, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2008, in Circle of Life Hospice, Springdale, Ark. She was born Aug. 12, 1938, in St. Joseph, Missouri, the daughter of Warren and Lucille (Taylor) Wright. In 1958 she was united in marriage to Dale Easley who preceded her in death in 1966. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Bill Wright and a sister, Ruthanna Wright...
DANNY JOE GRANGER (03/20/08)
Danny Joe Granger, 58, of Monett, passed away Monday, March 17, 2008, in his home. He was born Feb. 20, 1950, in Stella, the son of Joe and Wanda (Blevins) Granger. He was preceded in death by his mother. Survivors include: two sons, Billy Joe Granger, of Louisiana, and Brad Allen Granger, of Joplin; a daughter, Sheila Eaton, of Lowell, Ark.; his father, Joe Granger, of Stella; four brothers, Richard Granger, of Pierce City, Billy Granger, of Purdy, Benny Granger, of Liberal, Kan., and Ricky Granger, of Stella; two sisters, Scherry Divine, of Stella, and Tammy Wecker, of Pierce City; and seven grandchildren.. ...
HELEN J. STAPONSKI (03/20/08)
Helen J. (Hilburn) Staponski, 64, of Monett, passed away Friday, March 14, 2008, in Monett Health Care Center, Monett. She was born July 24, 1943, in Butterfield, the daughter of William H. and Lona M. (Richardson) Hilburn. On Jan. 10, 1975, in Mt. Vernon, she was united in marriage to Johnny Staponski, who preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one son, Larry Gastorf, and two brothers, Charles and Samuel Hilburn...
JEWEL MAXINE (NAFUS) BRATTIN (03/20/08)
Jewel Maxine Nafus was born August 8 in 1919, Barry County, Missouri, near Mineral Springs. She is the youngest daughter of Stella Beeson Nafus and Andrew (Pete) Nafus. The family moved in 1923 to Lamar, Colorado, for Stella's health. Jewel and her sisters received their educations in many different schools in Missouri, Colorado and Nebraska...
WILMA W. WAGNER (03/20/08)
Wilma W. Wagner, 88, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2008, in Cox-Monett Hospital, Monett. She was born Feb. 27, 1920, in Viola, the daughter of William Calvin and Nettie A. (Allen) Wall. On Dec. 28, 1935, she was united in marriage to Dennis Pryor Marshall, who passed away on Nov. ...
MARIE SHELLEY (03/12/08)
Thelma Marie Shelley, 75, of Exeter, passed away Friday, March 7, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born April 23, 1932, in Barry County, the daughter of E.H. "Bud" and Thelma (Chappell) Beck. On Oct. 8, 1950, she was united in marriage to George W. Shelley, who preceded her in death on April 9, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Georgia Jonson, Hazel Miller, Norma Loveland and Ada Gaddy and two brothers, Bennett and Ray Beck...
FRANK P. HAWK (03/12/08)
Frank P. Hawk, 69, of Tulsa, Okla., passed away Feb. 19, 2008. He was born Nov. 16, 1938, the son of Jeff Hawk and Grace Preston Hawk. He is survived by is wife, Jennie, of the home; his son, Lance Hawk, Waynesville; the Jack Shelden family, Rogers, Ark.; Roger and Zelia Kifer family, Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Debbie Voorhies, Brazorria, Texas, and Kelly Wright, Elkland...
JOANN CONAWAY (03/12/08)
JoAnn Conaway, 65, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2008, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. She was born May 17, 1942, in Arlington, Texas, the daughter of William and Edith Geer. On March 6, 1958, in Arlington, Texas, she was united in marriage to Donald Joe Conaway, Sr., who preceded her in death on June 24, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters...
GEORGE WILLIAM (03/06/08)
HENDERSON George William Henderson, 53, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, in Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and one brother, Erik Henderson. He grew up and received his education in Colorado. He was a journeyman stone mason, working on various large projects in Denver, Colo., and the surrounding area. In 2001, he moved from Colorado to Cassville to make his home. He was a member of Cassville First United Methodist Church...
RICK DORRELL (03/06/08)
Rick Dorrell, 52, passed away at his home in Shell Knob on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008. He was born July 3, 1955, to Bill F. and Shirley A. Dorrell in Wichita, Kan. He grew up and graduated high school in 1973 in Arkansas City, Kan., then attended Emporia State and Cowley County Community College. ...
LORA FORBRAGD (03/06/08)
Lora Marie Forbragd, 90, of Neosho, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in Medicalodge of Neosho. She was born Aug. 9, 1917, in a log house near Lamar, Okla., the daughter of Robert Jefferson and Ethel Mae (Norris) Upchurch. On April 6, 1940, in Springdale, Ark., she married James "Jim" Barton Atkinson and to this union two children were born. ...
MERYL HELEN JOHNSTON (03/06/08)
Meryl Helen Johnston, 86, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Jan. 7, 1922, in St. Joseph, the daughter of Ralph and Amanda (Broils) Layson. On Aug. 6, 1955, in Topeka, Kan., she was united in marriage to Ralph Johnston, who preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 1986. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three children and two sisters...
FLORENCE MARIE LETTINGTON (03/06/08)
Florence Marie "Hart" Lettington, 82, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in her home. She was born July 19, 1925, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Fred Edward and Lillian (Kahkonen) Deemer. She was united in marriage to Warner Hart, and to this union six children were born. After Warner's death she was married on May 11, 1991, in Lapeer, Mich., to Harold Lettington, who survives...
CLAIRE LOONEY (03/06/08)
Claire Looney, 81 of Kingsland, Texas, died, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce, Texas. She was born May 15, 1926, in Roscoe, Calif., a daughter of the late Joe and Anna Pellicotti Romeo. She was a lab technician before her retirement...
WILLENA PHILIBERT (03/06/08)
Willena Emma Rickman Philibert, 85, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. She was born on Oct. 28, 1922, in Verona, to William David Rickman and Blanche Myrtle Madole. She graduated from Verona High School in 1940. She married Robert L. Philibert, Sr. ...
EDWARD LEE MCMILLEN (03/06/08)
Survivors include: his wife, Nora Ruth; three daughters, Jeanne, Judy and Jill; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Friday in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial with military honors will be in Dice Cemetery, Fairview...
VERNA MAY CASAD (03/12/08)
Verna May Casad, 63, of Purdy, passed away on Friday, March 7, 2008, at her home in Purdy. She was born Sept. 21, 1944, in Butler, Okla. She was the daughter of T.M. and Bessie (Brown) Ray. She grew up in Oklahoma and Missouri. She moved to Lompoc, Calif., where she met her husband, Golmer E. Casad. They were married on May 11, 1963, in Lompoc, Calif., and he survives. They moved to Sandy, Ore., where she raised her family and returned to Purdy, in 1995...
ELMO L. POWER (03/12/08)
Elmo L. Power, 77, of Eagle Rock, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2008, at Lacoba Nursing Home, Monett. He was born March 20, 1930, in Ava to Winfield Scott and Dicie Piland Power. He was a retired real estate broker and was of Southern Baptist faith...
DARRELL L. BURNS (03/06/08)
Darrell L. Burns, 82, of Wheaton, Missouri, passed away early Tuesday morning, March 4, 2008, at his home. Darrell was born November 18, 1925, in Ralph, Alabama, to the late Robert and Hattie (McCracken) Burns. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II in Okinawa and other South Pacific islands. On June 6, 1946 he married Betty Craig who survives. To this union six children were born...
THELMA SISNEY (03/06/08)
Thelma V. Sisney, 82, of Leedey, Okla., formerly of Cassville, passed away Monday, March 3, 2008, in Bell Avenue Nursing Center, Elk City, Okla. She was born April 5, 1925, in Hailey, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Cooper) Skelton. On July 3, 1945, she was united in marriage to Loy J. ...
OPAL C. MCGUIRE (03/06/08)
Opal C. McGuire, 91, of Jefferson City, passed away March 1, 2008, at the Moniteau Care Center in California, Mo. She was born March 20, 1916, in Seymour, a daughter of William Elisha and Julia Angeline (Reeves) Sweet. During World War II, she aided the war effort by being a real life Rosie the Riveter in a factory in Los Angeles, Calif. She also worked for the U.S. post office in Prairie Grove, Ark. she married Walter M. McGuire, on Nov. 12, 1950, in Wichita, Kan...
BRUCE E. RUSSELL (03/06/08)
Bruce E. Russell, 73, of Eagle Rock, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in Skaggs Community Health Center, Branson. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister. He received his education in Whiting, Ind., and recently attended his 55th class reunion there. ...
JOHN HOMER MCKEE (03/06/08)
John Homer McKee, 80, of Purdy, died on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at Cox South in Springfield. He was born on Oct. 16, 1927, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Lloyd Kenneth McKee and Jetta Irene (Chiverton) McKee. He worked most of his life as a sheet metal worker and was a U.S. ...