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Obituaries from November 2008

MARY E. WALTRIP (11/28/08)
Mary, E. Waltrip, 77, of Monett, passed at at 12:20 a.m. Friday, November 21, 2008, at Lacoba Nursing Home, Monett, Missouri. She was born March 28, 1931, in Purdy, Missouri, the daughter of the late Sam and Lucy (Loyd) Schaffer. She was united in marriage to Melvin Waltrip on March 10, 1947. He preceded her in death December 24, 1992...
PEARLIE NADINE HOLMAN (11/28/08)
Pearlie Nadine Holman, 86, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was born Dec. 11, 1921, in Garfield, Ark., the daughter of Jesse Pearl and Lillie Catherine (Gumels) Hency. She worked many years at the Zenith plant in Springfield, as an assembly line worker...
EDWARD LEE ELOW (11/28/08)
Edward Lee Enlow, 63, of Bates City, Iowa, formerly of Fairview, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, in his home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later 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...
ARTHUR WILSON BUCK, JR. (11/28/08)
Arthur Wilson Buck, Jr., 83, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, in his home. He was born Oct. 14, 1925, in Bristol, Penn., the son of Arthur and Gladys (Tomlinson) Buck, Sr. On Jan. 13, 1945, he was united in marriage to Darlene Natalie Hillesland, who survives...
WILLIAM L. EAST (11/28/08)
William L. East 55, of Excelsior Springs, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, in the Excelsior Springs Medical Center. He was born Sept. 25, 1953, in Neosho, the son of the late Joseph William East and the late Mildred Marie Jones East. He worked as a forklift driver...
GWENETH ELAINE WRIGHT (11/28/08)
Gweneth Elaine Wright, 77, of Holiday Island, Ark., formerly of Eagle Rock, passed away suddenly Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, in St. John's Hospital in Berryville, Ark. She was born in Waukesha, Wis., Jan. 30, 1931, the daughter of Reed Wilson and Hazel Marie (Dodrill) Wade, who preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Horace M. Wright in Greensburg, Kan., on Feb. 7, 1953...
CARL CURTIS WIERMAN (11/28/08)
Carl Curtis Wierman, 85, of Willits, Calif., passed away on Nov. 12, 2008, in Convalesence Hospital in Willits after a long illness. He was born Sept. 4, 1923, in Barry County the son of George Washington and Martha Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Truhitte) Wierman...
BARBARA JUNE STUMPFF (11/28/08)
Barbara June Stumpff, 85, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. She was born June 11, 1923, in Jenkins, the daughter of William Henry and Chloe (Hudson) Blankinship. On March 7, 1942, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Donald M. Stumpff, who preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Duane Blankenship and two granddaughters, Sunni Stumpff and Tricia Vaught...
CYRUS EDWARD CHAPMAN (11/28/08)
Cyrus Edward Chapman, 2, of Eagle Rock, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, in a motor vehicle accident. He was born June 20, 2006, in Monett, the son of Matthew and Amber (Bennett) Chapman, who survive. He is also survived by two sisters, Abby and Isabella Chapman...
JAMES WOODS (11/28/08)
James William Woods, 89, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, in his home. He was born Jan. 13, 1919, in Strong, Ark., the son of Edward and Myrtle Maude (Doan) Woods. On Aug. 2, 1939, he was united in marriage to Maude Laney, who survives...
ROGER KEY (11/20/08)
Roger Dale Key, 59, of Rogers, Ark., died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, in Pea Ridge, Ark. He was born March 13, 1949, at Ft. Worth, Texas, to Richard Lee Key and Mary Elizabeth Wentworth Key. He moved to the area in 1983 to make his home. He was employed at Tyson Foods for 14 years. He was a member of the Seligman First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, David Key, a stepson, James Key, and a grandson, Tommy Key...
JUNE COATNEY (11/20/08)
June E. Coatney, 87, of Monett, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, at her home. She was born Nov.16, 1921, in Guymon, Okla., the daughter of Clarence Hugh and Nellie May Medley Rawlings. She was a homemaker. She married Johnnie Bertrand Coatney on Aug. 5, 1919, in Cassville, and he preceded her in death...
WALLACE WALTER "WALT" DAY (11/20/08)
Wallace Walter "Walt" Day, 74, of Purdy, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born July 11, 1934, in Washburn, the son of John and Effie (Snook) Day, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were four brothers, Harold Day, Hardy Day, Kenneth "Red" Day and Virgil AB Day and one sister, Helen Day...
HOWARD BICKFORD (11/20/08)
Howard Glenn Bickford, 63, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born May 5, 1945, in Cassville, the son of Elijah E. and Leora (Luney) Bickford. On June 17, 1972, he was united in marriage to Gertie "Marie" Galyen, who survives...
CLAUDE FRANCIS STEVENS (11/20/08)
Claude Francis Stevens, 67, passed away Nov. 5, 2008, at Ochsner Hospital in Baton Rouge, La. He was born on June 15, 1941, in Memphis, Texas, to the late Claud Edward Stevens and Mary Frances Ross. He joined the Mineral Springs Baptist Church near Cassville at a young age. ...
NORMAN "GABBY" GIBBONS (11/13/08)
Mr. Norman "Gabby" Gibbons, 81, of Purdy, Missouri, passed away at 8:00 a.m., Monday, November 10, 2008, at his home in Purdy following sixteen years with Parkinson's disease. He was born August 29, 1927, in Granby, Missouri the son of the late Charles and Rachel (Marllowe) Gibbons...
MORRIS G. MATHEWS (11/13/08)
Morris G. Mathews, 67, of Cassville, formerly of Los Banos, Calif., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. He was born Sept. 9, 1941, in Stidham, Okla., the son of John and Aretta (Young) Mathews, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, John, Linus and Freeman; two sisters, Novella and Thelma; and a son, Robert...
CHARLOTTE JOAN WALDEN (11/13/08)
Charlotte Joan Walden, 80, of Seligman, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008. She was born on Sept. 17, 1928, in Adair, Ill., daughter of Leland C. and Hazel (Hoke) Skiles. She was united in marriage to Arlus "Wayne" Walden in Olympia, Wash., in 1953. ...
VIRGINIA RUTH LEAMON WALKER (11/13/08)
Virginia Ruth (Leamon) Walker, 67, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, in Christian Health care West, Springfield. She was born Oct. 20, 1941, in Ava to John Alsup and Gladys Bricker Smith. She worked as a nurse's aid for 30 years. She had worked for Lacoba Homes in Monett for over seven years. She owned and operated Leamon Kennels in Jenkins with her husband, Wayne, for 15 years...
DARRELL D. BURGER (11/13/08)
Darrell D. Burger, 82, of Cassville, formerly of Harlan, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on Aug. 8, 1926, in Redline, Iowa, the son of Otis and Helen (Erickson) Burger. He was united in marriage to Clara Irene Johansen on Aug. ...
JAKE (J.R.) PREWITT (11/06/08)
Jake (J.R.) Prewitt was born Finis Cleveland Prewitt, Jr. on Aug. 10, 1938, in Barry County. He passed away Oct. 28, 2008, at the age of 70. He was united in marriage to Rose Sims on aug. 15, 1963. She survives. Additional survivors include: two sisters, Virginia Prewitt, of Exeter and Ruth Stephens, of Cassville; one brother, Lester Prewitt, of Ridgley; four daughters, Diane Dunn, of Rocheport, Lynn Barber and her husband, Jerry, of Rocheport, and Leann Meadow-Blake and her husband, Kenneth, of Gordo, Ala., and Dee Dee Earnhart, of columbia; one son, Terry Prewitt, of New Franklin; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.. ...
RONNIE LUNEY (11/06/08)
Ronald E. Luney, 62, of Springdale, Ark., passed away, Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, in Springdale, Ark. He was born Nov. 25, 1945, in Cassville, the son of Amos and Margaret Osburn Luney. He was a Viet-nam veteran of the United States Army, a truck driver for Tyson's, a 32nd degree Masion of the Scottish Rite Of Freemasonry, American Legion Post 139 of Springdale, Ark., Masonic Lodge #316 of Springdale, Ark., and of the Baptist faith...
VIRGINIA BIESEMEIER (11/06/08)
Virginia Biesemeier, 72, of Shell Knob, passed away on Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at her home in Shell Knob. She was born on April 5, 1936, in Linwood, Calif., the daughter of Bill and Opal (Nieber) Glancy. She was united in marriage to John Biesemeier on April 12, 1969, in Lompoc, Calif. He survives. They moved to the Shell Knob area 10 years ago to make their home...
VIVIAN M. BLEVINS (11/06/08)
Vivian M. Blevins, 77, of Stella, passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, in her home. She was born June 25, 1931, in Hiwassee, Ark., the daughter of Homer and Dora (Mahurin) Stephens. On Aug. 1, 1949, in Berryville, Ark., she was united in marriage to Clovis Blevins, who preceded her in death on March 8, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one son, two brothers and four sisters...
OSCAR CERVANTES ESTRADA (11/06/08)
Oscar Cervantes Estrada, 18, of Verona, passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2008, at his home. He was born on Nov. 4, 1989, in San Feliepe, Guanjuato, Mexico, to Ascension and Rafaela (Cervantes) Estrada. He was a 2007 graduate of Verona High School and was currently working at Efco Manufacturing in Monett. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Verona...
PAULINE PREDDY (11/06/08)
Pauline Elizabeth Preddy, 87, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at Sonshine Manor in Republic, following a long illness. She was born at Greensburg, Kan., June 11, 1921, the daughter of Walter and Gretchen (Krug) Boyd. She was united in marriage Aug. 24, 1940, at Mt. Vernon, to Gerald Preddy, who preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Daniel Boyd Preddy and a daughter, Jerry McGuire...
COL. EUGENE MILTON ORTON (11/06/08)
Colonel Eugene Milton Orton, 96, U.S. Army (retired, of Denver, Colorado, died peacefully on october 30, 2008, born November 24, 1911, to Eugene D and Blanche M Orton in Wichita, Kansas; his family soon moved to Joplin, Missouri, whee he spent is formative years. After graduating from Joplin High School in 1929, Gene and three friends embarked on a cross-country road trip from Joplin to Los Angeles...