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Obituaries from January 2009

MARGARET FALKENSTIEN (01/29/09)
Margaret E. Falkenstein, 78, of aurora, passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. She was born Jan. 16, 1931, in Pineville, the daughter of Perry and Gladys Smith Pierce. She was a 1948 graduate of Purdy High School and was retired from MWM Color Press in Aurora. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Aurora...
RONALD SPRENGER (01/29/09)
Ronald Louis Sprenger, 66, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, in his home after a brief battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 5, 1942, in Westphalia, the son of Hugo Stephen Sprenger and Mary Louise (Fetchel) Sprenger. He served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1970. On April 26, 1978, he married Dollie Jean Henson, of Cassville. He was a member of the St. George Catholic Church in Linn...
CHARLOTTE CARTER (01/29/09)
Charlotte A. Carter, 70, of Washburn, died on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, while staying with her sister in Mendota, Ill. She was born in Mendota, Ill., on June 6, 1938, the daughter of Harry and Vietta "Midge" Blackburn Walzer. She married Dr. Robert Carter on Aug. 6, 1960, in Peoria, Ill. Dr. Carter died on Aug. 8, 1976...
JOHN MUSSER (01/29/09)
John M. Musser, 63, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, in his home. He was born Feb. 28, 1945, in Rotan, Texas, the son of Roy and Joyce (Whitefield) Musser. On Dec. 27, 1981, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Connie Jackson, who survives...
BERNIECE COULTER (01/22/09)
Berniece E. Coulter, 95, of Marionville, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Cox Monett Hospital. She was born Dec.10, 1913, in Barry County, the daughter of tom and Martha Ann Bennett Marbut. She was a retired hospital housekeeper. She married Wayne Allen, and he preceded her in death in December of 1979. She married Dallas Coulter, and he preceded her in death in December 2004...
HELEN JAMES (01/22/09)
Helen James, 87, of Neosho, passed away at Springhill Assisted Living on Jan. 13, 2009. She was born near Cassville, on Dec. 9, 1921, the daughter of Clyde and Verna Feland White. She attended Mount Sinai School, east of Cassville. The family moved to Washburn, where she graduated from high school in 1939...
RICHARD L. COUSINS (01/22/09)
Richard L. "Ace" Cousins, 58, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. He was born March 7, 1950, in Burlington, Iowa, to Richard Carl and Faye Nadine (Brookhart) Cousins. He was united in marriage July 29, 1989, in Eldon, Iowa, to Henrietta Howard, who survives...
JACK STEVES (01/22/09)
Jack Steves, 75, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in the Missouri Veteran's Home, Mt. Vernon. He was born May 14, 1933, in Santa Monica, Calif., the son of Charles Richard and Lillian L. (Wiser) Steves, who preceded him in death...
CLARA BELLE POINTER (01/22/09)
Clara Belle Pointer, 73, of Wheaton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Jan. 17, 1935, in Ordway, Colo., the daughter of Henry and Pauline (Becker) Steinmetz. On July 29, 1952, she was united in marriage to Ernest Lloyd Pointer, who preceded her in death on March 15, 1985. She was also preceded in death by her parents...
MILDRED GARRETT (01/22/09)
Mildred M. Garrett, 89, of Purdy, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. She was born Dec. 18, 1919, in Purdy, the daughter of Walter and Alphia Henderson Swearingen. She was a retired machine operator at Fasco in Cassville...
DARYEL BROCK (01/22/09)
Daryel William Brock, 61, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, in St. Mary's Health Center, Jefferson City. He was born July 27, 1947, in Cassville, the son of Roger and Arvilla (Hall) Brock, who preceded him in death. Survivors include: two sons, Roger Brock and his wife, DeDe, and Danny Brock, all of Cassville; and three grandchildren...
HELEN MARIE HOUSTON (01/15/09)
Helen Marie Houston, 92, of Purdy, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at her daughter's home in Purdy. She was born April 14, 1916, in Washburn, the daughter of Isaac and Maggie (McCormick) Henry. On July 11, 1959, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Loyd Houston, who preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1994. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers; two grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter...
TRESSIA LEONARD (01/15/09)
Tressia E. (Decocq) Leonard, 89, of Purdy, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. She was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Purdy, the daughter of Paul and Stella Trent Decocq. She was a homemaker. She served on the Barry County Election committee at Corsicana. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Purdy...
RONALD LEE BROWNING (01/15/09)
Ronald Lee "Ronnie" Browning, 65, of Seligman, died Saturday Jan. 10, 2009, at Washington Regional Hospital. He was born June 22, 1943 in Seligman, to the late Chester Ward Browning and Beatrice Davis Browning. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Beatrice, and one son, Allen Browning-Stubblefield.In September of 1993 he married Marcia Nichols. He was a self-employed printer for 21 years in Bentonville, Ark...
DARYEL BROCK (01/15/09)
Daryel Brock, of Jefferson City, formerly, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, in St. Mary's Hospital, Jefferson City. Funeral arrangements are pending under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper...
PAUL "PETE" RHODES (01/15/09)
Paul D. "Pete" Rhodes, Jr., 70, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, in his home. He was born Jan. 19, 1938, in Pond, Mo., the son of Paul D., Sr. and Viola Helen (Witt) Rhodes. On Dec. 30, 1955, in Ellisville, he was united in marriage to Eleanor Phyllis Weeks, who survives...
MARTHA HARRIS (01/15/09)
Martha L. Harris, 65, of Purdy, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at her home She was born Sept. 14, 1943, in Webb City, the daughter of Frank and Mary Leunora Pauley Knowles. She was a beauty operator at lacoba Nursing Home in Monett and a cashier at Walmart. She was a member of Chapel of Grace Church in Monett...
WILLIAM "BILL" CHISM (01/15/09)
William "Bill" Chism passed away Jan. 6, 2009. He was born in Sikeston on Oct. 11, 1930, to Barney and Mabel Chism. After graduating from Sikeston High School, he joined the Navy. While home on leave he married Melba Clark on Aug. 19, 1952, and she survives. They lived and worked in the St. Louis area for over 30 years before retiring and moving to Purdy in 1993. The couple moved to Springfield in 2000...
WILMA FULTON (01/08/09)
Wilma C. Fulton, age 91, of Shell Knob, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at the Barry County Care Center in Cassville. She was born on Feb. 24, 1917, in Des Moines, Iowa. the daughter of Bert and Ovidea (Smithback) Exline. She was united in marriage to Jerould Fulton in Bethany on Jan. ...
DEBRA LYNN TABOR (01/08/09)
Debra Lynn Tabor, 51, of Purdy, passed away on Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at her home. She was born on April 9, 1957, in Los Angeles, Calif., daughter of Ralph and Judith (Horn) Tabor. She moved to Cassville 10 years ago from California. She attended Crowder College and Missouri Southern State University...
JULIE HAGEBUSCH (01/08/09)
Julie A. (Thayer) Hagebusch, 50, of Wheaton, passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Oct. 17, 1958, in Mora, Minn. In March 2000, in Miami, Okla., she was united in marriage to Floyd Hagebusch, who preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 2001...
STEPHAN KUNGL (01/08/09)
Funeral services were held on Saturday at the White Funeral Home in Cassville, with burial at the Washburn Prairie Cemetery in Washburn. Arrangements were under the direction of White Funeral Home, Cassville...
KARL HEISS AND MARISA HEISS (01/08/09)
Karl Frederick Heiss and his wife, Marisa Bauducco-Heiss, died in an auto accident near Olympia, Wash., on Oct. 3, 2008. They were on a trip from their home in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, to visit his parents in Malibu and ultimately to visit her parents in Ushuia, Argentina. Their 6-year-old son son, Alden, survived in excellent health. Their 11-year-old daughter, Aliana, suffered brain injury and is in Children's Hospital in Seattle, Wash...
HELEN EASLEY (01/08/09)
Helen Irene (Cantrell) Easley, 100, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, in her home. She was born April 19, 1908, in Marshfield, the daughter of Albert and Jannie (McCormick) Cantrell. She was united in marriage to Guy Easley, who preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1980. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ray Cantrell; a daughter, Carol Schieler; a son, John Easley; and a granddaughter, Linda Williams...
GERALDINE BRATTIN (01/08/09)
Geraldine Brattin, 79, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at her daughter's home in Stark City. She was born Dec. 28, 1929, in Barry County, the daughter of Roy and Ada (Noe) Senseney. On Dec. 28, 1949, she was united in marriage to Durward Brattin, who preceded her in death in 1969. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Danny and Karol Brattin; a brother; and two sisters...
LOTHROP PERKINS (01/08/09)
Lothrop Strawn Perkins, 93, of Shell Knob, passed away at his home Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008. He was born Nov. 11, 1915, in Ottawa, Ill., the son of Lothrop and Vera (LaClair) Perkins. He was united in marriage July 2, 1941, in Baltimore, Md., to Ruth Schirmer, who preceded him in death on Jan. 24, 2002. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his twin brother, A. LaClair Perkins, and a twin daughter, Barbara Ann Perkins who died at birth...
WILLIAM "BILL" LOWDER (01/08/09)
Chief Master Sergeant Retired, William "Bill" Lowder, 80, of Butterfield, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at the Barry County Care Center in Cassville. He was born on Jan. 23, 1928, in Crump, Tenn. son of Thomas and Lydia (Sebring) Lowder. After completing high school at Adamsville, Tenn., he enlisted in the United States Army in 1946 and later served in the United States Air Force. ...
FANSCHON MITCHELL (01/02/09)
Fanschon (Hess) Mitchell, age 88, of Seligman, Missouri, passed away Thursday, December 25, 2008, in her home. She was born June 6, 1920, in Arkinda, Arkansas, the daughter of Jake and Mary Ora (White) Hess. On May 31, 1942, she was united in marriage to Carl Webb Mitchell and to this union three children were born. ...
MAXINE FANCHER (01/02/09)
Maxine Fancher, 77, of Carr Lane, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Sept. 14, 1931, in Berryville, Ark., the daughter of Shird and Ella Mae (Rose) Bilyeu. On Sept. 22, 1950, she was united in marriage to Richard Grady "Dick" Fancher, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jerry Fancher; grandson, Toby Fancher; five brothers, Purd, Carl, Everett, George and Bill Bilyeu; and a sister, Goldie Martin...
GUY W. RHOADS (01/02/09)
Guy W. Rhoads, 77, of Golden, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at his home. Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Horizon Christian Church in Branson. Burial was at the Lewallen Cemetery in Branson. He was born June 20, 1931, at Wichita, Kan., the son of Ernie and Georgia (Edwards) Rhoads. He returned home to the Branson and Golden area after retiring in 1972 from the U.S. Navy. He was an active member of Horizon Christian Church...
BOB LAUDERDALE (01/02/09)
Bobby Ray "Bob" Lauderdale, 79, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Oct. 3, 1929, in Exeter, the son of Rev. Loren Rhea and Helen Quincy (Cole) Lauderdale. On Sept. 4, 1950, he was united in marriage to Ella Dean Price, who survives...
OPAL M. FARMER (01/02/09)
Opal M. Farmer, 90, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, in St. John's Hospital -- Cassville. She was born June 30, 1918, in Purdy, the daughter of James and Mary (Mitchell) Patton. On Jan. 11, 1958, at Granby, she was united in marriage to Alvin Farmer, who preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Orville James Farmer on Dec. 9, 1960; three brothers; and two sisters...
GARY LYNN BROWN (01/02/09)
Gary Lynn Brown, 56, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008, at his home in Mammoth Springs, Ark., He was born March 23, 1952, to Burtram Garold and Mary "Maxine" (Jones) Brown at Neosho. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Neosho when he was baptized at 8 years of age. He graduated with the class of 1970 from Harrisonville, Missouri High School. From 1972 until 1974 he served his country in the United States Army at Seoul, South Korea, as a medic...
MARJORIE JANE BARNHART (01/02/09)
1913-2008 Marjorie Jane Barnhart left this Earth to attend the 2,008th birthday party of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Marjorie took this short journey on December 25th after a brief stopover at Mercy Hospital in Rogers. Marjorie had been planning for this trip most of her 95 years here on Earth...