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Obituaries from February 2009

MARY ANN GALBRAITH (02/26/09)
Mary Ann Galbraith, 80, of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 2, at Newcomer White Chapel in Gladstone, Mo. Mary Ann was born Dec. 27, 1928, in Detroit, Mich. She graduated from Glennon High School in Kansas City, Mo., in 1946. Mary Ann married Francis Galbraith on June 11, 1952. They moved to Cassville, Mo., in 1982, to Nixa, Mo., in 1995, and to Fort Worth, Texas, in 2006...
TINA MADEWELL (02/26/09)
Tina Holland Madewell, 50, of Pierce City, passed away Feb. 14, 2009, at her home. She was born Jan. 17, 1959, in Monett, the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Mary Delilia Hayes Holland. She was a graduate of Pierce City High School. She was employed at AgForte...
LYDIA FAYE GILLESPIE (02/26/09)
Lydia Faye Gillespie, 74, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, in Lacoba Nursing Home, Monett. She was born March 15, 1934, in Gatewood, the daughter of Leander and Lou Ella McArthur. She was united in marriage in Pocahontas, Ark., to Louis Gillespie, who survives...
BETTY E. PATTERSON (02/26/09)
Betty E. Patterson, 85, of Washburn, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at her home. She was born July 28, 1923, in Monett, the daughter of Leon and Mabel (Williams) Adcock. She was united in marriage to Paschal "Bud" Patterson, who preceded her in death in June 1987. She was also preceded in death by her parents...
JOE LEE DAVIDSON (02/26/09)
Joe Lee Davidson, 73, of Wheaton, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He graduated from Rocky Comfort High School. He received his bachelor's degree in economics from Oklahoma State University. He was a real estate agent and broker for Flat Creek Realty in Cassville. ...
WILLODEAN SHEPHERD (02/26/09)
Virginia "Willodean" Shepherd, 76, of Purdy, passed away Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. She was born Jan. 1, 1933, in McDowell, the daughter of Jeff and Ethel (Keeling) Swaffar. She was an associate at Walmart in Cassville...
CHARLES ELDON ALEXANDER (02/26/09)
Charles Eldon Alexander, Jr., 84, of Wheaton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, in his home. He was born April 22, 1924, in Marion, Ohio, the son of Charles E. and Ada Marie (Schoonover) Alexander. On April 8, 1950, in Tulsa, Okla., he was united in marriage to Carol Long, who survives...
THRESSIA JANE WALDEN (02/26/09)
Thressia Jane Walden, 67 of Gateway, Ark., passed away on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. She was born Jan. 2, 1942, in Wichita, Kan., to the late George P. Fox and Lillian E. LeFever Fox. She was a homemaker. Survivors include: her husband of 50 years, Dale J. ...
JERRY EARL HUTCHASON (02/26/09)
Jerry Earl Hutchason, Sr., 62, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, in St. John's Hospital, Berryville, Ark. His body was cremated under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
JOAN VANDERPOOL (02/26/09)
Joan Vanderpool, 75, of Butterfield, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Feb. 20, 1933, in St. Paul, Kan., the daughter of Arthur and Nettie (Dawson) Pierce. On Nov. 2, 1951, she was united in marriage to Nick Joe Vanderpool, who preceded her in death on April 13, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her parents...
LOYD ALBERT PETERS (02/19/09)
Loyd Albert Peters, 87, of Richmond, Kan., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at his home. He was born on Dec. 29, 1921, in Anderson County, Kan., the son of Maurice and Ida (Benjamin) Peters. He graduated from Garnett High School with the class of 1940, enlisted in the U.S. ...
JOAN VANDERPOOL (02/19/09)
Joan Vanderpool, 75, of Butterfield, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper...
MINNIE BELLE PARKSION (02/19/09)
Minnie Belle Parksion, 93, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, in her home. She was born Aug. 23, 1915, in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of Louis Berley and Addie May (Spears) Spiva. On Jan. 23, 1937, she was united in marriage to James Parksion, who preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 1984. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Letha Parksion; one brother; and one sister...
BURL I. BLYTHE (02/19/09)
Burl I. Blythe, 76, retired insulation and roofing specialist died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, in Tulsa, Okla., where he had lived a number of years. He was born May 14, 1932, near Cassville, the youngest son of Claud and Nellie Prentice Blythe. He graduated from Cassville High School in 1950 and attended Monett Junior College and Central Christian College in Bartlesville, Okla...
ASHTON ORTIZ (02/19/09)
Ashton Ortiz, infant son of Paul and April (Heckathorn) Ortiz, of Seligman, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. Survivors include: his parents; two sisters, Amy Heckathorn and Autumn Ortiz, of the home; and grandparents, Teresa King, Donald Heckathorn, Paul and Paulette Woodruff and Raymond Oritz...
DAMIAN R. FORD (02/19/09)
Damian R. Ford, 54, of Exeter, passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, in Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon. He was born Jan. 10, 1955, in New York City, N.Y., the son of Robert and Margaret (Berlin) Ford. He was preceded in death by his father; his grandparents, Thomas and Rita Berlin and Elby and Glenn Richter; and his stepfather, Adelbert Richter...
OLIN J. BRATTIN (02/12/09)
Longtime businessman, Olin J. Brattin, 89, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. He was born Dec. 5, 1919, in Rocky Comfort, the son of Noah and Minnie (Wells) Brattin, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Bowsher...
TINA MAY SCOTT (02/12/09)
Tina May Scott, age 39, of Purdy, Missouri, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2009, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, Missouri. She was born September 20, 1969, in Compton, California, the daughter of Charles "Chuck" and Lavonne (Davis) Scott. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lavonne; grandfathers, Charles Scott, Sr. and Dave Davis; and an uncle, David Scott...
RUTH PAULINE GRAY (02/12/09)
Ruth Pauline Gray, 90, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away Feb. 3, 2009, at Overland Park Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Friday at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. She was born Dec. 26, 1918, in Barry County. She is the daughter of Anna Pauline Dyer and James Coleman Boyd...
AMANDA MILDRED SWEARINGEN (02/12/09)
Amanda Mildred Swearingen, 88, of Mt. Washington, Ky., formerly of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, in Windsor Gardens Nursing Home, Bardstown, Ky. She was born July 1, 1920, in Exeter, the daughter of James M. and Grace (Rhea) Sapp. On June 11, 1939, in Exeter, she was united in marriage to Gerald Jack Swearingen, who preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother and three sisters...
DEBORAH LEE SHEPPARD (02/12/09)
Deborah Lee Sheppard, 54, of Cassville, passed away at her home Friday, Feb. 6, 2009. She was born in Watertown, Wis., on June 8, 1954, the daughter of Harvey and Shirley (Hoffman) Freudenstein. She was united in marriage to Samuel H. "Sam" Sheppard on Dec. 17, 1982, in Waukesha, Wis...
CARL W. MITCHELL (02/12/09)
Carl W. Mitchell, age 91, of Seligman, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 9, 2009, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville, Missouri. He was born September 10, 1917, in Seligman, the son of James Walter and Bessie Prudence (Webb) Mitchell. On May 3, 1942, he was united in marriage to Edith Fanschon Hess, who was his loving wife sixty-six years. ...
JUNIOR MCCRACKEN (02/05/09)
Earl "Junior" McCracken, 81, of Monett, passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. He was born Feb. 5, 1927, in butterfield, the son of Earl and Marie Prewitt McCracken. He was a mechanic and retired from Jumping-Jacks Shoes in Monett. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Monett...
RANDALL H. FINCHER (02/05/09)
Randall H. Fincher, 74, of Cassville, Mo., passed away January 27, 2009, in Joplin, Mo. after a short illness. He was born November 3, 1934, in Shackelford County, TX to the late O.H. Fincher and Leatrice Bumpers Davis. He worked 32 years in Federal Service with the U.S. Post Office, Air Traffic Control Center both in Texas and Federal Investigation in New Orleans. He served in the U.S. Army. After retirement in 1993 he moved to Cassville, MO...
HEATHER SKELTON (02/05/09)
Heather Dawn Skelton, 37, of Seligman, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at St. John's Regional Hospital in Springfield. She was born Oct. 15, 1971, at Fayetteville, Ark., to Gayle Skelton and Catherine Catron Skelton. She was a life-long resident of this area, a medical claims adjuster for Walmart, a member of the Church of Christ of Seligman, and she worked with the mentally disabled. She was a writer most of her life and had several of her poems published...
DORTHY SCRIBNER (02/05/09)
Dorthy V. Scribner, 85, of Cassville passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, in Monett Health Care Center, Monett. She was born June 20, 1923, in Cassville, the daughter of Leonard and Bertha (Patton) Wiseley. On Dec. 11, 1948, in Springdale, Ark., she was united in marriage to Edward "Pat" Scribner, who preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1994. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Blaine Wiseley and Harvey Royal Wiseley...
KENNETH STAHLY (02/05/09)
Kenneth L. Stahly, 80, of Shell Knob, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at the Red Rose Inn in Cassville. He was born on April 17, 1928, in Gridley, Ill., to the late Clyde and Lucille Stahly. He was raised in Gridley, Ill. He graduated from Gridley High School in 1946. ...
MILDRED SWEARINGEN (02/05/09)
Mildred Swearingen, 88, formerly of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, in Windsor Gardens Nursing Home, Bardstown, Ky. Funeral services are pending under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will appear in next week's paper...
CLINTON REED (02/05/09)
Clinton Ellis Reed, 84, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, in Select Specialty Hospital in Springfield, from complications of a car accident on Oct. 22, 2008, near Neosho. He was born June 16, 1924, in Alpena Pass, Ark., the son of George and Elizabeth (Turner) Reed. On Jan. 19, 1946, he was united in marriage to Leona Wilson who preceded him in death on May 22, 1984. He married Wilma Bailey in Miami, Okla., on June 2, 2000. She passed away Aug. 18, 2006...
DONALD LEON JACKSON (02/05/09)
Donald Leon Jackson, 64, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, in his home. He was born Dec. 19, 1944, in Berkeley, Calif., the son of Andrew, Sr. and (McGill) Jackson, who preceded him in death. Survivors include: his common law wife of 18 years, Lunisa Marie Munoz; two sons, Ronald Jackson and Derrick Jackson; a daughter, Kim Hall; two stepsons, Celestino Munoz and Harvey Zepeda; one stepdaughter, Linea Marie Zepeda; two brothers, Andrew Jackson, Jr. ...
PAUL NORVELL (02/05/09)
Paul E. Norvell, 76, of Purdy, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, at Red Rose Inn in Cassville. He was born April 10, 1932, in chicago, Ill., the son of the late Glen and Indianola (McCracken) Norvell. He was united in marriage to Bonnie Lansdown on May 22, 1954, and she preceded him in death august 23, 1994. He later married Mary Higgins on Nov. 16, 1996, and she survives...
EFFIE IRENE JOHNSON (02/05/09)
Effie Irene Johnson, 95, of Arkansas City, Kan., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at the Medical Lodge East Nursing Home in Arkansas City, Kan. She was born Jan. 6, 1913, in Viola, the daughter of Arthur and Annie (Collins) Allen. She moved to Arkansas City, Kan., in 1934 and moved to Missouri after her mother passed in 1966. ...
BILLY SIMPSON (02/05/09)
Survivors include: two daughters, Sonya Parker, of Cassville, and Brenda Ruiz, of Brea, Calif; three brothers, Charles Simpson, Lawrence Simpson, and David Simpson; two sisters, Sue Bowen, and Lanie Ingram; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Deana May (Simpson) Sullivan in 1980...