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Obituaries from March 2009

DONNA BURKETT (03/26/09)
Donna Burkett, 56, of Seligman, died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at her home. She was born Nov. 23, 1952, at Highland Park, Mich., to Henry R. Lakin and Lizzie Frances David Lakin. She was employed at Walmart. She was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one son, Lonnie Burkett, and her father...
BRITTANY NICOLE BURWELL (03/26/09)
Brittany Nicole Burwell, 14, of Rogersville, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2009. She was born on Nov. 5, 1994, in Springfield. She is survived by her mother, Michelle Clark, of Rogersville; her father, Clarence Dean Burwell, of Cassville; brother, Joshua Burwell; sisters, Misty, Wendy, Angel, Kelly and Shelly Burwell; and grandparents, Raymond and Joyce Walker, of Rogersville, and Jim Clark, of Cabool...
HILDA M. CUSTER (03/26/09)
Survivors include: one brother, Erwin Hartwig, of Concordia. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. She is being cremated under the direction of White Funeral Home, Cassville...
WILLIAM FRED COOPER (03/26/09)
William Fred Cooper, 90, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2009, in Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon. He was born March 14, 1919, in Shell Knob, the son of Charley and Susie (Call) Cooper. On March 23, 1942, in California, he was united in marriage to Lillian Cothran who preceded him in death in 1986. He was also preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Leotha Cooper, Leora Cooper and Gladys Cooper; and two brothers, Warren Cooper and Velmer Cooper...
JAMES V. ELLIS (03/26/09)
James V. Ellis, 76, of Washburn, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in his home. Funeral services are pending under direction of 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...
FORREST DENNIS "DENNY" FAUCHIER (03/26/09)
Forrest Dennis "Denny" Fauchier, 80, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, March 23, 2009, in his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial will be in Lake Park Memorial Gardens, Shell Knob...
ANNA L. REED (03/26/09)
Anna L. Reed, 78, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2009, in her home. She was born Dec. 5, 1930, in Spiro, Okla., the daughter of Luther and Ruth (Shoop) Buckner. In 1946, she was united in marriage to William Munday, who preceded her in death on Oct. ...
JOHN FRANK ROCHOVANSKY (03/26/09)
John Frank Rochovansky, 96, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2009, in Ozarks Community Hospital, Springfield. He was born June 30, 1912, in New York City, N.Y., the son of Andrew and Gisella (Gregorovic) Rochovansky. On April 9, 1941, in Wilton Conn., he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Levenda, who survives...
MARY AMANDA ARNOLD (03/26/09)
Mary Amanda Arnold, 93, of Carthage, formerly of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2009, in St. Luke's Nursing Center, Carthage. She was born April 11, 1915, in Bristow, Okla., the daughter of Cecil Floyd and Lillie May (Catron) Niccum. On Jan. 30, 1951, in Oklahoma City, Okla., she was united in marriage to Frank Arnold, who preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Glendene Estes, and a brother, Hiram Niccum...
GERALD DONNINI (03/26/09)
Gerald "Two Dog" Donnini, 56, died on Friday, March 20, 2009, in McDonald County. He was born on March 6, 1953, in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., son of Michael and Ruth Donnini. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army for four years and was a life-long resident of Barry County. ...
HATTIE PURDOM (03/20/09)
Hattie Louise Purdom, 93, of Monett, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at her home. She was born Oct. 20, 1915, in Exeter, the daughter of Beecher and Augusta (Cooper) Antle. She was a homemaker and a member of Eastside Church of Christ in Monett. She married Ora Francis Purdom on Jan. 16, 1932, in Galena, and he preceded her in death Aug. 31, 1986...
MARY MARSHALL (03/20/09)
Mary Inez Arnold Marshall, 79, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Monett, died on Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was born March 4, 1930, in Delmar, Ark., the daughter of Henry and Dovie Phillips. She was a homemaker and a member of Crossroad Pentecostal Church near Galena...
JOHNNY WAYNE ROBERTS (03/20/09)
Johnny Wayne Roberts, 73, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009, in his home. He was born Aug. 15, 1935, in Snyder, Texas. On June 19, 1964, in Derby, Kan., he was united in marriage to Jean Welch, who survives. Additional survivors include: a stepson, William Douglas Stapleton; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild...
JIM BRADFORD (03/20/09)
Captain Jim Bradford (retired), age 64, passed away March 9, 2009, at his home near Patterson. He was born November 6, 1944, at Kansas City, Kan., the son of the late Earl Bradford and Nadine (Jordan) Bradford. He had lived in Wayne County for the past 24 years. He was a captain with the Missouri State Water Patrol and retired from the Southeast Missouri District #4 in 1998 after 30 years of service. He was married September 18, 1965 to Jill Bunyar in Independence, Mo., and she survives...
J.C. DUNCAN (03/12/09)
James Carroll "J.C." Duncan, age 74, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009, in his home. He was born May 19, 1934, in Exeter, Missouri, the son of Henry Duncan and Anna (Reed) Duncan. On June 4, 1955, he was united in marriage to Patty Jean Killion, who survives...
JAMES LEE WAKELAND (03/12/09)
James Lee Wakeland, 66, of Grove, Okla., passed away Sunday, March 1, 2009, at Grove General Hospital in Grove, Okla. He was born in New Rockford, N.D., on April 4, 1942, the son of the late James A. and Connie B. (Mauch) Wakeland. He was raised on a farm in Lamar, Colo...
MAURICE IVAN "POPPY" BECK (03/12/09)
Maurice Ivan "Poppy" Beck, 68, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Aug. 9, 1940, in Cassville, the son of Erskin "Bud" and Thelma (Chappell) Beck, who preceded him in death...
RUBY JEWEL ULMER (03/12/09)
Ruby Jewell (Sanders) Ulmer, 78, passed away at her home on Monday, March 9, 2009, at 6:40 a.m. She was born March 31, 1930, in Barry County. She was the daughter of James E. and Bessie (Brock) Sanders. She was united in marriage to George E. "Huck" Ulmer Dec. 15, 1950, in Eureka Springs, Ark. He preceded her in death in May of 2008...
NELLIE IRENE ERWIN (03/12/09)
Nellie Irene Erwin, 94, of Exeter, passed away Friday, March 6, 2009, in her home. She was born Jan. 9, 1915, in Barry County, the daughter of George and Sarah (Baughman) Hooten. On Oct. 29, 1947, she was united in marriage to Noah Erwin, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Bruce; four brothers, Deb, Burl, Paul and Curt; and four sisters, Velma, Marie, Bethella and Grace...
CLINTON BENNETT (03/12/09)
Clinton Bennett, 73, of Monett, died Tuesday, March 9, 2009, at his home. He was born May 7, 1935, in Cassville, the son of Ralph and Mildred Thomas Bennett. He was retired from EFCO Corporation in Monett, an Army veteran and a Baptist. He married Charlene Poe on April 30, 1965, in Wheaton, and she survives...
KENNETH DALE HERRINGTON (03/12/09)
Kenneth Dale Herrington, 61, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2009, in his home. He was born Aug. 12, 1947, in Huntsville, Ark., the son of Frank O. and Mildred Irene (Gabbard) Herrington. On June 21, 1997, he was united in marriage to Sheri Robinson who survives...
FRED LAKEY (03/12/09)
Frederick Dale "Fred" Lakey, 54, of Washburn, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2009, in Northwest Medical Center, Springdale, Ark. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Angel, and one brother, Herschel Lakey. He received his education at Washburn, graduating from Southwest High School. ...
KAGE A. HANG (03/12/09)
Kage A. Hang, 60, of Warren, Mich., died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, in St. John Macomb Hospital, Warren, Mich. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Granby Memorial Park Cemetery, Granby, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
WARREN EDGAR BETTS (03/12/09)
Warren Edgar Betts, 85, of Cassville, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2009. He was born July 15, 1923, in Guthrie County, Iowa, son of Charles Franklin and Ena Pearl (Crandall) Betts. He had eight brothers and three sisters. He was united in marriage to Elaine Marie Bowman on May 20, 1951, at Greenbrier Methodist Church, Greene County, Iowa...
CARL DANE MARTIN, JR. (03/05/09)
Carl Dane Martin Jr., of Washburn, passed away on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at his home. He was born on Feb. 14, 1941, son of Carl Dane Martin Sr. and Martha (Haddock) Martin at the Stella Hospital in Stella. He was united in marriage to Mary Bryant on Aug. ...
JERRY EARL HUTCHASON, SR. (03/05/09)
Jerry Earl Hutchason, Sr., 62, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, in St. John's Hospital, Berryville, Ark. He was born Oct. 2, 1946, in St. Louis, the son of Caleb Earl and Audie Christine (Medlock) Hutchason. On Nov. 5, 1969, in St. Louis County, he was united in marriage to Deborah Rosazala Hiatt, who survives...
LOREN HAWORTH (03/05/09)
Loren C. Haworth, 96, of Purdy, passed away Feb. 26, 2009, at Cox Monett Hospital. He was born June 30, 1912, in Purdy, the son of Leander and Edith (Hewlett) Haworth. He was a retired milk hauler for Mid-America Dairymen and a member of the Gunter Methodist Church, near Butterfield...
LONNIE DILL (03/05/09)
Lonnie Franklin Dill, 55, of Golden, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Dec. 14, 1953, in Fresno, Calif., the son of Frank and Leila (Correll) Dill. On Aug. 11, 1987, in Golden, he was united in marriage to Sylvia Zahm and to this union one son was born. He was previously married to Patsy Ann Jasso, and four children were born to this marriage...
ROY DEAN HARMON (03/05/09)
Roy Dean Harmon, 93, of Pea Ridge, Ark., died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at his home, following a short illness. He was born July 4, 1915, in Glassco. He worked as a carpenter for many years and lived in Overland Park, Kan., before moving to Arkansas. He was a member of the Church of God and served as a minister over 70 years. He married Virginia May Lowe on Aug. 22, 1935, at Springfield, and she preceded him in death in September 2005...
ARTHUR A. HEAVENER (03/05/09)
Retired LCDR Arthur A. Heavener, 89, of Shell Knob, passed away on March 2, 2009, in his home. He was a WWII Veteran, serving on the USS LST 1059 in the Pacific in 1945. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1950 and retired from active status Navy Reserves in 1979...
ZANE ROY TUNNELL (03/05/09)
Zane Roy Tunnell, infant son of Christopher and Amy Ann (Dake) Tunnell, of Fairview, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2009, in his home. He was born Dec. 6, 2008, in Monett. Survivors include: his parents; one brother, Zeth Dake, of the home; one sister, Zahara Tunnell, of the home; maternal grandparents, Karen and Eric Dake, of Wheaton; and paternal grandparents, Robbin and Darrell Freeman, of Pioneer...
NORMAN TYLER BALL (03/05/09)
Norman Tyler Ball, 14, of Springdale, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2009, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Ark. He was born June 20, 1994, in Berryville, Ark., to Norman Andrew and Marcelle Jo Lawrence Ball. He attended Central Jr. High in Springdale, where he was a member of the band and enjoyed cross country running...
CUMIE FERN COWIN (03/05/09)
Cumie Fern (Cutbirth) Cowin, 92, of Theodosia, passed away Feb. 19, 2009. She was born in Ocie on April 11, 1916, the daughter of Alfred and Hettie (Harless) Cutbirth. She was one of nine siblings. At the age of 10, she became a member of the Salem General Baptist Church...