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Obituaries from September 2008

WILMA LEA HINES (09/25/08)
Wilma Lea Hines, 84, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, in her home. She was born Nov. 17, 1923, in Holdenville, Okla., the daughter of Bates and Mary Lou (Page) Loftis. On Nov. 2, 1943, in Carlsbad, N.M., she was united in marriage to Melvin Hines, who survives...
MARY HOLLOWAY (09/25/08)
Mary Alice Holloway, 84, of Purdy, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at her home. She was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Springer, Okla., the daughter of Molly Bill and Ollie May Lewis collins. She was a retired registered nurse. She was a member of Log Church, Purdy...
JUNE SPAHR (09/25/08)
June Spahr, 91, of Berryville, Ark., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, in Carroll County Nursing and Rehab. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob...
MADGE PATTON (09/25/08)
Madge Patton, age 92, of Monett, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2008, in Cox-Monett Hospital. She was born July 24, 1916, in Turon, Kansas, the daughter of John Q. and Marie (Crume) Adams. On July 29, 1938, in Cassville, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Donald Patton, who preceded her in death on March 9, 2005. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Selah Farmer; three brothers, Joe, Don and Charles Hadley and a granddaughter, Christine Patton...
KENNETH INGRAM (09/25/08)
Kenneth Ingram, 68, of Garfield, Ark., passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, at Northwest Medical Center of Benton County, Bentonville, Ark. He was born Oct. 15, 1939, at Burkshed Community of Washington County, Ark., to Edward Walus Ingram and Edith Grace Givson Ingram. He was retired from J.B. Hunt as a freight truck front end mechanic. He married Jeanne Burton, June 12, 1992, at Rogers, Ark. He was a Christian...
DAVID M. BASLER (09/25/08)
David M. Basler, 65, of Webb City, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, at Freeman West in Joplin. David was born on July 14, 1943, in Anna, Ill., to James and Ruby Godfrey Basler. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from Joplin Parks and Recreation. He also worked for the Joplin Globe...
ROY RUSSELL ROWDEN, SR. (09/25/08)
Roy Russell Rowden, Sr., 73, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, in his home. He was born June 11, 1935, in Niangua, the son of Russell and Olga (Hall) Rowden, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Lisa Rowden and one sister, Ruby Joiner...
CONNIE JEAN DURHAM (09/25/08)
Connie Jean Durham, 60, of Purdy, niece of Lanny and Mary Homesley, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, in her home. She was born Aug. 12, 1948, in Monett, the daughter of Paul and June (May) Durham, who preceded her in death. Survivors include: a daughter, June Wilson, of Purdy; two brothers, Stanley Durham, of Jefferson City, and Mark Durham, of Eugene; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild...
RANDY BLAY (09/25/08)
Randy Blay, 20, of Cassville, passed away on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008. He was born on Sept. 13, 1988, in Hemet, Calif., son of Dan and Becky Blay. He was a 2007 graduate of Purdy High School. During high school he was a member of the chess club and the speech and debate club. He attended the First Christian Church in Cassville...
JUDY K. GREEN (09/18/08)
Judy K. Green, 60, of Shell Knob, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at her home in Shell Knob. She was born on Feb. 2, 1948, in La Cygne, Kan. to Fletcher and Velma (Rogers) Hewitt. She married Terry Green on Aug. 14, 1965, in La Cygne, Kan. In 1987, they moved to Shell Knob to make their home. She was retired from Tyson's in Berryville, Ark. She was a member of the Viola Baptist Church and Swan Chapter #311 of the Eastern Star...
GEORGE JUNIOR THOMAS (09/18/08)
George Junior Thomas, 80, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, in Cox-Monett Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
RUTH HOLMAN (09/18/08)
Ruth M. Holman, 87, of Shawnee, Kan., passed away on Sept. 11, 2008. She was born July 14, 1921, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She graduated from Birch Tree High School in 1939. She taught school in Birch Tree area for 33 years and in Monett for five years...
JOHN WILLIAM FERGUSON (09/18/08)
John William Ferguson, 70, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at his home. He was born March 21, 1938, in Greensboro, N.C., the son of John Hurley Hampton and Virginia Dare (Langley) Ferguson. On May 15, 1965, he was united in marriage to Lou Brewer, who survives...
YVONNE SPENCER (09/18/08)
Yvonne Spencer, 76, of Pea Ridge, Ark., passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at Washburn. She was born Feb. 22, 1932, at Pea Ridge, Ark., to Edgar Clyde Messer and Lennie Bell Hall Messer. She married Freddie Charles Spencer on April 27, 1948, at Pea Ridge. She retired from Daisy Manufacturing in Rogers, Ark. She was a member of Piney Point Baptist Church...
ROSALIE M. VANZANDT (09/18/08)
Rosalie M. Vanzandt, 67, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at the Red Rose Inn in Cassville. She was born on March 6, 1941, in Wichita, Kan., daughter of Oliver and Ethel Booth Burns. She moved to Barry County in the early 1970s. She was the manager of the state license office in Cassville during the 1970s and was a waitress in several area restaurants including the Roaring River Restaurant and Mama Crowe's. ...
MARY JO WALLACE (09/18/08)
Mary Jo Wallace, 56, of Miller, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at St. John's Hospital in Aurora. She was born on June 25, 1952, in Phoenix, Ariz., daughter of Charlie and Ferrol (Myers) Wallace. She was an employee of St. John's Hospital in Aurora and held a technical degree in respiratory therapy. She moved to Miller five years ago from the state of Tennessee...
JAMES ALBERT HENBEST (09/18/08)
James Albert Henbest, 91, of Aurora, formerly of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, in Aurora Nursing Center, Aurora. He was born June 18, 1917, in Cassville, the son of Edward and Dora J. (Beck) Henbest. On Jan. 29, 1966, he was united in marriage to Nancy Ward, who survives...
TRUDY EDWARDS (09/18/08)
Gertrude "Trudy" Edwards, 80, of Cassville, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at Red Rose Inn, Cassville. She was born on July 30, 1928, in Potosi, the daughter of Edward and Nellie (Miller) Boyer. She was retired from the aircraft industry. Survivors include: one daughter, Susan Caroll, of Cassville; three brothers, Lawrence Boyer, of Jonesboro, Ark., Paul Boyer and Robert Boyer, both of Potosi; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild...
GENA FAE HART (09/18/08)
Gena Fae Hart, 63, of Cassville, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at her home in Cassville. She was born on Oct. 8, 1944, in Tulia, Texas, daughter of Clifford and Edna (Peppard) Henthorn. She was united in marriage to Maurice "Buddie" Hart on May 27, 1962, in Canadian, Texas. In 1967 they moved to Cassville to make their home. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cassville...
CAROLYN SUE ELLIS (09/11/08)
Carolyn Sue Ellis, 58 of Wheaton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at her home following an illness. She was born Nov. 26, 1949, in Stella, to the late Ivan William and Margaret Jean (Bankson) Rowe. She owned and operated Burgers-N-More Restaurant in Wheaton for 10 years...
EDWARD C. "CALVIN" BUCHNER (09/11/08)
Edward C. "Calvin" Buchner was born November 18, 1929, in Pierce City, Missouri, to William J. and Bernice Buchner. He was the oldest of two children, having a younger sister, Nancy. Ed passed away September 2, 2008, after a short, valiant fight with cancer...
PAUL WILLIAM SHEARER (09/11/08)
Paul William Shearer, 35, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, in an automobile accident. He was born Jan. 9, 1973, in Neosho, the son of Joe and Charlene (Dickens) Shearer. Survivors include: his father, Joe Shearer and his wife, Jeanie, of Fairview; his mother, Charlene Jay and her husband, Duard, of Neosho; a daughter, Kyli Barker; four sons, Axl Bragg, Tyler Culver, Mathias Shearer and Damien; a stepdaughter, Cynthia Bardelli; one sister, Sarah Goostree and her husband, Dan, of Rocky Comfort; three stepbrothers, Jeremy Drake and his wife, Lacey, of Granby, Derrick Drake, of Austin, Texas, and Brian Jay, of Wichita, Kan.; two stepsisters, Karen Snow, of Miami, Okla., and Shelly Dorey, of Fairland, Okla.; and Nana, Leta Moore, of Stark City.. ...
LOLA POTTS (09/11/08)
Lola Marie Potts, 75, of Seligman, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at her home. She was born Dec. 29, 1932, at Easton, Minn., to Glenroy Ewing Parsons and Verna Pauline Cretchmer Parsons. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lone Walnut Quilting Club. She was a Methodist...
GLADYS M. CURRAN (09/11/08)
Gladys M. Curran, 85, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, in her home. She was born Aug. 24, 1923, in Knoxville, Tenn., the daughter of Elmer and Florence Lawson. On Nov. 17, 1944 in Yuma, Ariz., she was united in marriage to Elijah Curran, who preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1980. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and a sister...
MILLICENT KENNEDY (09/11/08)
Millicent Irene Kennedy, 48, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at her home. She was born Oct. 28, 1959, in Monett, the daughter of Gilbert and Mary Shideler Hagebusch. She was united in marriage to Greg Kennedy on Aug. 10, 2001, in Eureka Springs, Ark. He survives...
ROGER LEE LONGLEY (09/11/08)
Roger Lee Longley, 64, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born Feb. 18, 1944, in Washburn, the son of Hurshel Oren and Coila Geneva (Porter) Longley. On Nov. 19, 1964, in Brownsville, Texas, he was united in marriage to Carol Ann Antle, who survives...
GLADYS M. CURRAN (09/04/08)
Gladys M. Curran, 85, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, in her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, in Blessing Heights Worship Center, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Butterfield...
HAZEL DOSSETT (09/04/08)
Hazel M. (Ford) Dossett, 42, of Cassville, passed away on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was born to Richard and Virginia (Fermanhin) Cavin on May 20, 1966, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She moved to this area in 1994. She worked in the plumbing business with her husband, Jim, for the last eight years...
CLINTON RAY BAKER (09/04/08)
Clinton Ray Baker, 69, of Bull Shoals, Ark., formerly of Exeter, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. He was born on June 30, 1939, in Cassville, the son of Clyde Baker and Juanita Edens. He worked for many years at a bakery in Rogers, Ark., and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cassville...
SHIRLEY IRENE HESTON (09/04/08)
Shirley Irene Heston, a homemaker, 72 passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at Cox-South Hospital in Springfield. She was born, Oct. 27, 1935, in Denison, Kan., to the late Jesse O. and Mary Helen (Caskey) Ray. On May 6, 1956, she married Glen K. Heston who survives...
DOROTHY L. CURRY PETERSON (09/04/08)
Dorothy L. Curry Peterson, age 81, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2008, in Cox Walnut Lawn, Springfield, Missouri. She was born September 18, 1926, the daughter of William Elmer and Frances Elizabeth (Ball) Cooper. She was united in marriage to Paul Spencer Curry August 19, 1947, and to this union two children were born. ...
DORIS JEAN WOOLSEY (09/04/08)
Doris Jean Woolsey, 66, formerly of Shell Knob, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. She was born on Nov. 9, 1941, in Fort Russell Township, Ill., the daughter of Clarence and Martha (Lewis) Wilkinson. She married Rodney Woolsey on Dec. 14, 1985, in Woodriver, Ill. He survives...
CLAIRECE HALL (09/04/08)
Clairece Lerae (Deill) Hall, 94, of Cassville, passed away on Aug. 30, 2008, at the Red Rose Inn in Cassville. She was born on July 28, 1914, in McCune, Kan., to Ray and Myrtle (Mueller) Deill. She was a 1932 graduate of Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg, Kan., and attended Pittsburg State College. On May 3, 1937, she married Glen Lloyd Hall...