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Obituaries from May 2008

RAYMOND BYRON PHARISS (05/22/08)
RITA MCMASTER (05/29/08)
Rita McMaster, 96, of Cassville, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2008, at the Red Rose Inn in Cassville. She was born on May 4, 1912 in Eskridge, Kan., daughter of Frank and Cora (Johnson) Dill. She was united in marriage to Eldon McMaster on May 3, 1935, in Eskridge, Kan. ...
JERRY M. FAUSNAUGHT (05/29/08)
Jerry M. Fausnaught, 59, of Cassville, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2008, at the Red Rose Inn in Cassville. She was born on June 6, 1948, in San Antonio, Texas, daughter of John and Edith (Jackson) Nunley. She was a previous employee of Thorco in Cassville where she lived for more than 20 years before moving to Strafford four years ago...
STEVEN R. NIXON (05/29/08)
Steven R. Nixon, 53, of Wichita, Kan., passed away Monday, May 19, 2008, in St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, Kan., after a long illness. He was born April 28, 1955, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Clarence J. and Emma J. Nixon. He graduated from East High School in Wichita, Kan. He worked for Sedgwick County, the Wichita School System and owned a retail business in Wichita...
SANDRA "SANDY" BIERSCHWAL (05/29/08)
Sandra "Sandy" Bierschwal, 58, of Exeter, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2008, at her home in Exeter. She was born on Aug. 19, 1949, in Cassville, daughter of Ira and Ruth (Nelson) Brown, She was united in marriage to Rome "John" Bierschwal on March 10, 1980, in Miami, Okla., and he survives...
PATRICIA J. "TRISH" BEESON (05/29/08)
Patricia J. "Trish" Beeson, 50, of Washburn, passed away Monday, May 26, 2008, in Northwest Arkansas Medical Center, Bentonville, Ark. She was born June 19, 1957, in St. Marie, Calif., the daughter of John L. and Belva Cleora (DeWitt) Slye. She was preceded in death by her mother and a brother, James L. Slye...
LONNIE WESTON (05/29/08)
William 'Lonnie' Weston, age 83, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, May 19, 2008. He was born June 1, 1924, in Exeter, son of William Kendrick and Frances Elizabeth (Powell) Weston. On May 12, 1945, he married Betty Jean Wakefield, who survives. Additional survivors include: two daughters, Claudia Belen Weston, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lana Jean Weston-Feldman and her husband, Richard, of Clinton, Miss.; a brother, Lawrence H. Weston, of Monett; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren...
KIA YANG (05/29/08)
Kia Yang, 96, of Pierce City, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2008, in Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. Funeral services will be held June 6, 7, 8 and 9, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial will be in Dice Cemetery, Fairview. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper...
"DONNIE" RAY SCROGGINS (05/29/08)
"Donnie" Ray Scroggins, 43, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at his home in Golden. He was born on Sept. 20, 1964, in Eureka Springs, Ark., son of Donnie and Edith (Sherman) Scroggins. He was employed in sales for Shumaker Battery Outfitters for 20 years and a member of the Golden Circle Shores. He became a Christian and was baptized at the age of 12 and was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Golden...
WILLIAM LONNIE WESTON (05/22/08)
William Lonnie Weston, 83, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, May 19, 2008, in Select Specialty Hospital, Springfield. Arrangements are pending under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
JOEY DWAINE WENTZ (05/22/08)
Joey Dwaine Wentz, 35, of Monett, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2008, in Purdy. He was born Sept. 25, 1972, in Nebraska City, Neb., the son of Larry and Vickie (Hutchison) Wentz. He received his education in Plattsmouth, Neb. In 1995, he moved to Missouri. He was a self employed laborer...
KIA YANG (05/22/08)
Kia Yang, 96, of Pierce City, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2008, in Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. Arrangements are pending under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
STEVEN NIXON (05/22/08)
Steven Nixon, 53, of Wichita, Kan., passed away Monday, May 19, 2008, in St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, Kan. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Lake Park Memorial Gardens, Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob...
BETTY J. BURNS (05/22/08)
Betty J. Burns, 79, of Wheaton, passed away May 15, 2008, at her home. She was born July 8, 1928, in San Francisco, Calif., to the late William and Regina (Nelson) Craig. On June 6, 1946, she married Darrell L. Burns, a young marine from Alabama, who had recently returned to the States having served during World War II in Okinawa and other South Pacific Islands. ...
GRADY THOMAS JUSTICE (05/22/08)
Grady Thomas Justice, 83, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2008, at Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon. He was born June 20, 1924, in Rockwood, Texas, the son of Thomas Jefferson and Ollie Lena (Hawkins) Justice. He was united in marriage to Juanita Marie Cohu, who preceded him in death on March 15, 1988. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a son, Steven Justice; two brothers; and two sisters...
GLORIA JEAN COX (05/22/08)
Gloria Jean Cox, 64, of Rogers, Ark., passed away Thursday, May 15, 2008, in UAMS Medical Center, Little Rock, Ark. She was born Aug. 21, 1943, in Cassville, the daughter of Grover and Edith (Williamson) Smith. On Sept. 2, 1961, in Oak Ridge, she was united in marriage to Bill Cox, who survives...
JAMES CARLTON HOLMSTROM (05/22/08)
James Carlton Holm-strom, 68, of Golden, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2008, in his home. He was born May 24, 1939, in Holcomb, Kan., the youngest son of Lawrence and Margaret (Wagner) Holm-strom. In June, 1962, he was united in marriage to Mary M. Miller, who preceded him in death in March, 1996. He was also preceded in death by his parents...
AILEEN E. HONER (05/22/08)
Aileen E. Honer, 84, of Cassville, passed away Friday, May 16, 2008, in Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. She was born Jan. 1, 1924, in Osage, Kan., the daughter of Earl and Eunice Elizabeth (Lyell) Sharp. In 1965, in California, she was united in marriage to Albert Honer, who preceded her in death on March 23, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; and one sister...
J. CARL ELLSTON (05/22/08)
J. Carl Ellston, 79, of Seal Rock, Ore., died on May 13 2008. He was born Oct. 5, 1928, in Exeter, son of John Charles and Jessie Mabel Ellston, both deceased. He attended Missouri Military Academy and received a bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis as well as an M.B.A. from the University of Missouri...
RAYMOND "RAY" EARL SLINKER IV (05/14/08)
Raymond "Ray" Earl Slinker IV 36, of Seligman, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at his home. He as born Aug. 7, 1971, at Kelso, Wash., to Raymond Darrie Slinker and Donna Jeannette Straw. He moved to the area 33 years ago. He was a farmer. Survivors include: one daughter, Skylar Ann Slinker; his father, Raymond Slinker, of Arizona; his mother, Donna Lundy, of Seligman; one brother, Mike Slinker, of Fayetteville, Ark.; and two sisters, Lisa Davis and Connie Pullen, both of Seligman...
DOROTHY CASE (05/14/08)
Dorothy Case, 71, of Purdy, passed away Monday, May 12, 2008, in the Missouri Rehabilitation Center, Mt. Vernon. She was born July 5, 1936, in Mano, the daughter of James E. and Bessie (Brock) Sanders. On May 8, 1976, in New Orleans, La., she was united in marriage to John Case, who survives...
WAYNE WORMINGTON (05/14/08)
Wayne Wormington, 74, of Cassville, passed away Monday, May 12, 2008, at his home. He was born July 28, 1933, in Purdy, the son of Clyde and Julia (Stone) Wormington, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by three daughters; two brothers; and two sisters...
CHRISTOPHER WAYNE MORRIS STOVER (05/14/08)
Christopher Wayne Morris Stover, 24, Seligman, passed away Friday, May 9, 2008, in Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Sept. 21, 1983, in Rogers, Ark., the son of Billy Wayne and Debra D. (Horton) Morris. He was united in marriage Nov. 17, 2000, in Eureka Springs, Ark., to Kimberly Echols and to this union one son, Edwin Alan Morris was born, and both survive...
VELMA AMBOLENE TILFORD-JUEL (05/14/08)
Velma Ambolene Tilford-Juel, 77, of Seligman, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2008, at her home. She was born on May 25, 1930, in Garfield, Ark., the daughter of Hudson and Lula (Lundy) Robinette. She was united in marriage to Arlus Tilford in 1945. ...
GEORGE ELBURN "HUCK" ULMER (05/14/08)
George Elburn "Huck" Ulmer, 78, of Cassville, passed Friday, May 9, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Jan. 10, 1930, in Butterfield, the son of Clarence and Eula (Hankins) Ulmer. On Dec. 15, 1950, in Eureka Springs, Ark., he was united in marriage to Ruby Sanders, who survives...
MARGARET A. SCHOEN KUTZ (05/14/08)
Margaret a. Schoen Kutz, 82, of Freistatt, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. She was born June 4, 1925, in Pierce City the daughter of Gustav and Caroline Meyer Lampe. She married Oscar E. Schoen on Nov. 7, 1945, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1981. She married LaVerne Kutz on April 16, 1988, and he survives...
DENA LEONA PINNER (05/14/08)
Dena Leona Pinner, 49, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Friday, May 9, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Sept. 14, 1958, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., the daughter of William and Thelma (East) Heard. On Dec. 23, 1990, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., she was united in marriage to Mark Pinner, who survives...
FRANCIS VERLE NUNGESSER (05/14/08)
Francis Verle Nungesser, 88, of Mead, Nebraska, died Wednesday, April 2, 2008, in Wahoo, Nebraska. He was born Oct. 22, 1919, in Jefferson Township, Iowa, to Fredrick George and Edith Pearl (McGinnis) Nungesser. He married Lora Jensen in Des Moines, Iowa, on Nov. ...
ELLIS KELLY "KJ" KISLER, JR. (05/14/08)
Ellis Kelly "KJ" Kisler, Jr., 40, of Seligman, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2008, from injuries sustained in the tornado at Purdy. He was born June 11, 1967, in Cassville, the son of Ellis Kelly and Reta (Periman) Kisler. He received his education at Cassville R-IV Schools. He lived in Barry County his entire life and was a self-employed mechanic...