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Obituaries from August 2009

EDWIN SUDERMAN (08/27/09)
Edwin P. Suderman, 95, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at New Mark Care Center, Kansas City. He was born Sept. 16, 1913, in Hillsboro, Kan. He graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1934 and Bethel College in 1938, with a degree in music. He received his masters of music from George Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn., in 1950. On July 26, 1939, he was united in marriage to Iona V. (Wahl) Suderman. They were married 64 years...
JAMES C. "JAKE" "JIM" LONG (08/27/09)
James C. "J.C." "Jake" "Jim" Long, 72, Neosho, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at his home, following a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 9, 1937, in Longview, McDonald County, to Joe and Nellie (Jones) Long. He was a lifelong area resident. He worked for MoDOT for 37 years, until his retirement...
HAROLD BENSON "BENNIE" BURTON (08/27/09)
Survivors include: his wife, Linda, of the home; two sons and their wives, Donald and Angie Burton, of Springfield, and Daren and Kim Burton, of Alexandria, La.; two stepchildren and their spouses, Athena and Michael Melnicki, of Joplin, and, Jeremy and Kim Clay, of Aurora; six grandchildren; and three brothers, Randy Burton, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Bill Burton and his wife, Lisa, and Gary Burton, all of Cassville...
SUMMER LEE DUNHAM (08/27/09)
Summer Lee Dunham, 14 month old daughter of Ami (Epperly) Decker and Kevin Dunham, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at her home. In addition to her mother and father, she is survived by: one sister, Alexis Decker, of Springfield; grandparents, Gary and Sharon Shelton, of Exeter, and Cassandra Epperly, of Springfield, and Jim Epperly, of Purdy; and great-grandmother, Mary "Sue" Crabtree, of Exeter...
SAM MANTHEI (08/27/09)
Samuel David "Sam" Manthei, Sr., 79, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, in Springfield. He was born June 5, 1930, in Wyandotte County, Kan., the son of Herman C. and Mary M. (Utuecht) Manthei. On June 8, 1957, he was united in marriage to Judith "Judy" Lineberry, who survives...
HARVEY J. HIGGS (08/27/09)
Harvey J. Higgs, 89, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born in Barry County June 8, 1920, the son of George Harve and Elisabelle (Baker) Higgs. He was united in marriage to Rowena Prier, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and four sisters...
BOBBY GENE TURNER (08/20/09)
Bobby Gene Turner, 74, of Decatur, Ark., died Aug. 14, 2009, at Siloam Springs Nursing and Rehab Center, Siloam Springs, Ark. He was born Jan. 9, 1935, in Exeter, the son of elmon Turner and Florence Davis Turner. On May 1, 1954, he married Lois "Nadine" Lee in Cloves, N.M. He worked as a roughneck on an oil rig in Texas. He retired as a lead man for Peterson Farms. He was of the Assembly of God faith...
JIMMY TRACY (08/20/09)
James K. "Jimmy" Tracy, IV, 17, of Golden, passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at Golden. He was born Nov. 4, 1991, in Berryville, Ark., the son of James K., III, and Nancy (Koch) Tracy. Survivors include: his father, James K. Tracy, III, of Golden; his mother, Nancy Tracy, of Auburndale, Fla.; two sisters, Tabatha Hope Tracy, of Golden, and Crystal Starr Tracy, of Pine Bluff, Ark.; and his grandfather, James Koch, of Winter Haven, Fla...
DOROTHY GILMORE (08/20/09)
Dorothy L. Gilmore, 89, of Eagle Rock, died Aug. 11, 2009, in Missouri. She was born Dec. 9, 1919, in Garfield, Ark., to the late Logan Carson Beaver and Pearl Mae Beaver. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Golden. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Wilburn J. Wilks and Glenn R. Gilmore and several brothers...
EDNA MARIE SUMMERS (08/20/09)
Edna Marie Summers, 82, of Springfield, formerly of Kansas City, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at her home. She was born July 15, 1927, in Monett, the daughter of Ernest and Jennie (DeCocq) Planchon. She was united in marriage May 20, 1944, to Darrel P. Summers, who preceded her in death, Feb. 28, 1997. In May of 1998, she married Armond Wilson, of Miller, who survives...
JANIE DE ADDIO (08/20/09)
Lily Jane "Janie" (Henson) DeAddio, Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, after a long illness with cancer. She was born the daughter of Newell and Pearl Henson, of Cassville. complete obituary information and services will be announced at a later date...
CHARLOTTE MARIE HAND (08/20/09)
Charlotte Marie (Hampton) Hand, 92, of Monett, passed away on Monday, Aug.17, 2009, at her home in Monett following a long illness. She was born on Aug. 31, 1916, in Webb City, the daughter of Wade and Estella (Sheldon) Hampton. She was united in marriage to Charley Hand on Sept. 17, 1932, in Douthat, Okla. They were married almost 60 years until Charley preceded her in death in 1992...
HARVEY G. RAY (08/13/09)
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, David Ray, and one sister, Carolyn Ray. Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at the White Funeral Home in Cassville with Rev. James Weaver and Pastor Lonnie Stockton officiating. Burial followed at the King Cemetery in Jenkins...
REBECCA S. REED (08/13/09)
Rebecca S. Reed, 58, formerly of Cassville, passed away June 13, 2009, at the Forest Cove Nursing Home in Jackson, Tenn. She was born Dec.19, 1950, in Cassville to Don and Halleen Reed. She attended Seligman Grade School and the Sheltered Workshop in Monett. She moved to Santa Maria, Calif., with her mother in 1991 and attended the Vocational Training Center there. In 2005, she moved to Jackson, Tenn...
DAVID LEDFORD (08/13/09)
David Ledford, 78, of Cassville, formerly of Hamilton, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin. He was born June 5, 1931, in rural Hamilton, Kan., the son of William E. and Millie E. Edwards Ledford. He graduated from Hamilton High School in 1948...
MILDRED LAVERN VITANTONIO (08/13/09)
Mildred Lavern Vitantonio, 75, passed away on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at her home in Cassville. She was born on June 12, 1934, in Pittsburg, Penn., the daughter of Bill and Margaret (Hamond) Cummings. She married Charles Vitantonio on Oct. 4, 1965, in Clevland, Ohio. He preceded her in death in 1989...
BRUCE LEE CREEL (08/06/09)
Bruce Lee Creel, 66, of Exeter, passed away Monday, July 27, 2009, in his home. He was born May 25, 1943, in Zion, Ark., the son of Orvis "O.L." and Zella Mae (Baker) Creel. On Aug. 9, 1990, in Miami, Okla., he was united in marriage to Donna L. Brown, who survives...
CHARLES EUGENE "BUD" LONGLEY (08/06/09)
Charles Eugene "Bud" Longley, 87, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2009, in his home. He was born Aug. 23, 1921, in Washburn, the son of Hurshel Oren and Coila Geneva (Porter) Longley. On Dec. 13, 1952, in Barry County, he was united in marriage to Shirley Ennis, and to this union five children were born...
MARY V. HORNER (08/06/09)
Mary Virginia Horner, of Ash grove, departed this life on Thursday, July 30, 2009, in the Ash Grove Healthcare Facility at the age of 96 years. She was born on June 13, 1913, in Stotts City, Mo., to Horace and Maggie (Barnes) Duke. Mary was united in marriage to Richard H. Horner on August 16, 1935, in Mt. Vernon, Mo. She was a wonderful homemaker and worked as an elementary school cook...
JAMES LESTER BASYE (08/06/09)
James Lester Basye, 64, of Cassville, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, at the Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born on Sept. 13, 1944, the son of Richard and Velma (Anderson) Basye in Claflin, Kan. He was united in marriage to Eileen Demel on Aug. 14, 1965, in Hoisington, Kan. They moved to Cassville in 1975 to make their home...