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Obituaries from July 2009

HAROLD LEE WILLIAMS (07/30/09)
Harold Lee Williams, 88, passed away on July 19, 2009, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon. He was born April 21, 1921, to Herbert Williams and Glen (thomas) Williams, who both preceded him in death. He owned a farm south of Aurora, where he raised award-winning cattle. He was a charter member and former president of the Aurora Saddle Club. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and travelled around the world as an airplane mechanic...
CORLISS A. ROSE (07/30/09)
Corliss A. Rose, 81, of Washburn, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2009, in her home. She was born Oct. 4, 1927, in Sterling City, Calif., the daughter of Jack and Nell Mae (Cullen) Hughes. On Oct. 1, 1959, she was united in marriage to Lennis Rose, who survives...
DALE "DOC" MUNSON (07/30/09)
Dale "Doc" Gene Munson, 62, of Rogers, Ark., died Friday, July 24, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers, Ark. He was born May 31, 1947, in Emmetsburg, Iowa, the son of John and Bessie Munson. He owned and operated Munson Chiropractic in Bentonville, Ark...
JEAN LYONS (07/30/09)
Ima Jean Lyons, 79, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2009, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. She was born Aug. 6, 1929, in O'Neill, Neb., the daughter of Chester A. and Hazel (Tarpenning) Calkins. On Dec. 18, 1947, in Inman, Neb., she was united in marriage to Walter O. Lyons, who preceded her in death on June 18, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Cathy Jean; a great grandson, Joseph, and one brother Harold Calkins...
GORDON HOLM (07/30/09)
Gordon Lawrence Holm, 66, of Purdy, died on Monday, July 20, 2009, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. He was born Monday, Aug. 10, 1942, in Gimli, Canada. He was the son of Otto and Florence (Plouffe) Holm. He married Cindy Plemons on June 22, 2006, in Monett, and she survives. He was a semi-truck driver...
MARIE GOOSTREE (07/30/09)
Marie Goostree, 90, of Wheaton, passed away July 24, 2009, at her home. She was born June 25, 1919, in Jane, the daughter of Thomas and Laura (Burnett) Clanton. On Sept. 29, 1939, in Neosho, she was united in marriage to Glessnor Goostree, who preceded her in death Jan. 28, 1990. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and three brothers...
BRUCE LEE CREEL (07/30/09)
Bruce Lee Creel, 66, of Exeter, passed away Monday, July 27, 2009, in his home. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, in Corinth Baptist Church, Cassville. Rev. James Stewart will conduct the services. Burial will be at a later date in Corinth Cemetery, Cassville...
ADA JO CAIN (07/30/09)
Ada Jo Cain, 79, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, July 20, 2009, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born May 30, 1930, in Starkville, Miss., the daughter of Charles Bertram and Glenye Irene (Halbrook) Cain, who preceded her in death...
BARNEY GARLAND BENTON, JR. (07/30/09)
Barney Garland Benton, Jr., of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 27, 2009, at his residence, at the age of 66. He was born November 21, 1942 in Yuma, Arizona, a son to Barney Garland Benton, Sr. and Only (Murphree) Benton. Barney was united in marriage on September 8, 1964, to Julia Tilden, who preceded him in death on March 8, 2007...
JOYCE FAYE ALLEN (07/30/09)
Joyce Faye Allen, 59, of Purdy, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2009, in her home. She was born July 23, 1950, in Fayetteville, Ark., the daughter of Faye Arthur and Mackie Jo (Roberts) Whillock. On May 23, 1982, in Wichita, Kan., she was united in marriage to Bill Allen, who survives...
BONNIE F. WESTPHELING (07/23/09)
Bonnie F. Westpheling, 69, of Johnson, Iowa, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2009, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa, after a long battle with cancer. He was born and raised in Cassville. He moved to Des Moines, Iowa, in 1959. He was employed for 35 years by Iowa Paint and 30 years by Sears. He was a Christian...
JUDY PARSONS (07/23/09)
Judy Parsons, 60, of Eagle Rock, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at the Mercy Medical Center in Rogers, Ark. She was born on April 22, 1949, in Bakersfield, Calif. She married Mark Parsons on April 22, 2008, in Eureka Springs, Ark. She worked most of her life as a healthcare provider...
RALPH D. WILLIAMS (07/23/09)
Ralph D. Williams, 84, of McDowell, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 20, 2009, at his home. He was born Oct. 18, 1924, in Star City, the son of Maynard and Alphia (Brown) Williams. On Sept. 18, 1949, in Eureka Springs, Ark., he was united in marriage to Rethal Mae Zinn...
EMMELINE CASPER (07/23/09)
Emmeline E. Casper, 97, of Purdy, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2009. She was born Dec. 14, 1911, in Monett, the daughter of John Mourglia and Josephine Reynaud Mourglia. She was a homemaker and retired school teacher. She was an active member of the Waldensian Presbyterian Church. She was also active in 4-H and the Hawthorne Extension Club...
BONNIE JEAN KING (07/23/09)
Bonnie Jean King, 59, of Granby, passed away Friday, July 17, 2009, in Joplin. She was born March 5, 1950, in Stigler, Okla., the daughter of Cecil Andrew "Pete" and Versel Aslee (Brock) Carry. On Aug. 10, 1967, in Poteau, Okla., she was united in marriage to Charles Munday and to this union four children were born...
DAVID ROBERT LINDSAY (07/23/09)
David Robert Lindsay, 64, of Cassville, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2009, at his home. He was born on March 16, 1945, in Binghamton, N.Y., to Ray and Evelyn (Karlson) Lindsay. He grew up and attended school in New York and Bakersfield, Calif. Later he joined the United States Army and retired after 25 years. ...
EUNICE LYALL (07/23/09)
Eunice "Ma" Lyall, age 89, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2009, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville, surrounded by her family. She was born June 1, 1920, in Barry County, Missouri, the 6th of nine children to Robert and Farry (Lester) Patton, who preceded her in death along with her eight siblings, Myrtle, Donald, Leroy, Merle, Aubrey, Paul, Ruth Woods and Lois Thomas...
VERA E. PIERSON (07/16/09)
Vera E. Pierson, 89, of Eureka Springs, Ark., passed away Thursday, July 9, 2009, in Brighton Ridge, Ark. She was born May 1, 1920, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of Sander and Gunda (Erickson) Swanson. She was united in marriage to Irving Pierson in Chicago, Ill., who preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 2002, after 59 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kenneth Pierson, and a son-in-law, Jim Graham...
DAVID LEIGH DECKER (07/16/09)
David Leigh Decker, age 78, formerly of Exeter, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at Barry County Care Center, Cassville, Missouri. He was born in Waukon, Iowa, September 23, 1930 to William Carl and Mabel Edith (Davis) Decker. He was united in marriage July 23, 1952, at Annapolis, Maryland to Dorothy Mae Minch, who preceded him in death July 26, 2004. He was also preceded in death by his parents...
MARY MARTHA SANDS (07/16/09)
Mary Martha Sands, 82, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Holden, passed away Monday, July 6, 2009. She was born Sept. 30, 1926, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Herman C. and Mary (Eutecht) Manthei. She graduated from high school in Kansas City, Kan. On March 13, 1954, she was united in marriage to Earl R. Sands, and he survives...
EUGENE PAUL CESELSKI (07/16/09)
Eugene Paul Ceselski, 83, of Purdy, passed away Monday, July 13, 2009, in St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin. He was born April 18, 1926, in Purdy, the son of Joseph Paul and Josephine Ellen (Pozniak) Ceselski. He was united in marriage to Sarah Ellen Julien on Sept. 1, 1956, at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Mt. Vernon, Ohio...
RONDA JOYCE MUIR (07/16/09)
Ronda Joyce Muir, 57, of Washburn, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2009, at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Olen Periman. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences FOHN FUNERAL HOME...
CALVIN WILLIS SCHULZ (07/16/09)
Calvin Willis Schulz, 82, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2009, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. He was born Jan. 14, 1927, in St. Louis, the son of Reinhold and Laura (Merx) Schulz, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by eight brothers and five sisters...
GARY "BRUCE" COFFEY (07/09/09)
Gary "Bruce" Coffey, 60, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., formerly of Wheaton, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2009, at the Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. He was born on Aug. 15, 1948, in Twin Falls, Idaho, son of George Coffey and Kathleen (Wear) Hilburn...
LURIA LEANNE BRATTIN (07/09/09)
Luria Leanne Brattin, 58, of Pierce City, formerly of Wheaton, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2009, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born Dec. 13, 1950, in Wheaton, the daughter of Cecil and Dorisalee (Price) Brattin, who survive. Additional survivors include: one brother, Price Brattin and his wife, Jolinda, of Tulsa, Okla.; and one sister, Kathy Arnold and her husband, Roger, of Pierce City...
STANLEY E. MARBUT (07/09/09)
Stanley E. Marbut, 74, of Purdy, passed away Monday, July 6, 2009, at Missouri Rehabilitation Center Mt. Vernon. He was born Oct. 25, 1934, in Purdy, the son of the late Brit Olda and Mayme (Edwards) Marbut. He was united in marriage to Patsy Miller on Feb. 1, 1955, in Purdy, and she survives...
JOSH BARNETT (07/09/09)
Joshua Kyle Barnett, 21 of Cassville, died Monday, June 29, 2009, following a vehicle accident in Cassville. He was born in Wichita, Kan., April 5, 1988, the son of Willard, Jr. "Bill" and Michelle Cheri (Lakey) Barnett. Survivors include: his father, Bill Barnett, of Wichita, Kan.; his mother, Cheri Holloway, of Cassville; three brothers, Corie Holloway, Cody Holloway and Jacob Holloway, all of Cassville; paternal grandparents, Charles and Catherine Ensley, of Wichita, Kan.; maternal grandparents, Harvey and Martha Henry, of Cassville, and Eugene "Sonny" and Ruth Lakey, of Cassville; and great-grandmother, Phyllis Amsler, of Wichita, Kan.. ...
JIMMIE R. TURNER (07/09/09)
Jimmie R. Turner, 66, of Monett, passed away Friday, July 3, 2009, in his home. He was born Sept. 14, 1942, in Cassville, to Efton C. and Ruby P. Brown Turner. He was an auto technician. He attended Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, southeast of Monett...
WENDELL RAY "RED" CURRAN (07/09/09)
Wendell Ray "Red" Curran, 64, of Roosevelt, Ariz., formerly of Cassville, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009, at his home. He was born May 27, 1945, in San Bernardino, Calif., the son of Elijah and Gladys (Lawson) Curran, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Bruce Olson...
LOUISE NIVENS (07/09/09)
Mrs. B. Louise Nivens, 90, of Monett, died Tuesday, June 30, 2009. She was born Dec. 27, 1918, in Cassville, the daughter of Walter and Alice "McIntosh" Jackson. She was united in marriage to Harrison Nivens on Oct. 23, 1937, in Baxter Springs, Kan...
GENEVA BURKE (07/09/09)
Geneva Elaine Burke, 88, of Reeds Spring, formerly of Cassville, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2009, at her home. She was born on June 5, 1921, in Cassville, daughter of Oren and Clarice (Smith) Lee. She married Leroy Burke on May 20, 1940, in Galena. He preceded her in death on April 10, 1998...
PHYLLIS E. HAYS (07/02/09)
Phyllis E. Hays, 79, of Berryville, Ark., formerly of Eagle Rock, died Sunday, June 21, 2009, in St. John's Hospital-Berryville, Ark. She was born June 24, 1929, in Chicago Heights, Ill., the daughter of David W. and Maria (Juston) Beach. She was united in marriage March 7, 1947, in Westfield, Ill., to John M. ...
TIMOTHY SCHADE (07/02/09)
Timothy E. Schade, 60, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2009, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. He was born Aug. 30, 1948, in Kansas City, the son of Ernest C. and Hazel Marie (Beck) Schade. On Aug. 30, 1998, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Barbara Basile, who survives...
ODEAN BROWN (07/02/09)
Georgia Odean Brown, 87, of Exeter, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2009, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born Sept. 4, 1921, at home in Ridgley, the daughter of George M. and Elsie M. (Thomas) Charles. On Jan. 6, 1940, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Malloy L. Brown, who preceded her in death in April, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Larry Brown, in 2008; two sisters; and three brothers...
JOSHUA KYLE BARNETT (07/02/09)
Joshua Kyle Barnett, 21, died Monday, June 29, 2009, following a vehicle accident in Cassville. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A full obituary will be in next week's paper. Contributions in his memory may be made to the family in care of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
REV. FRANK G. NAVARRO (07/02/09)
Rev. Frank G. Navarro, age 79, of Seligman, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2009, in Joplin Rehabilitation Center, Joplin, Missouri. He was born October 27, 1929, in Santa Rosa, California, the son of Frank and Margaret (Tillotson) Navarro, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters, one sister-in-law and his wife, of 16 years, Faith Navarro...