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Obituaries from October 2009

NADINE GALYEN VANZANDT (10/29/09)
Nadine Galyen Vanzandt, 85, of Bentonville, Ark., died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, Ark. She was born Dec. 11, 1923, at Garfield, Ark., to Hayden Easley and Vesta Byler Easley. She worked at the Seligman School Cafeteria, Fasco in Cassville, Emmerson Electric in Rogers, Ark., Walmart in Bentonville, Ark., and was a housekeeper for Mr. and Mrs. John Cooper, of Bella Vista, Ark., for several years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Pea Ridge, Ark...
LOREEN PUGH (10/29/09)
Loreen Pugh, 75, of Golden, passed away on Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at the Circle of Life Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Springdale, Ark. Memorial services are pending at this time. Please call the White Funeral Home at (417) 847-8400 or check our website at www.whitefuneralhome.org for service date and time...
CORA MABLE MOORE (10/29/09)
CORA MABLE MOORE Cora Mable Moore, 97, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation, Cassville. She was born June 12, 1912, in Eagle Rock, the daughter of Elsie and Annie (Haddock) Cassity. On Feb. 10, 1934, she was united in marriage to Harry Douglas Moore, who preceded her in death on Jan. ...
LAVERNE THOMAS MEANS (10/29/09)
LaVerne Thomas Means, 85, of Eagle Rock, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, in Brighton Ridge, Eureka Springs, Ark. He was born Feb. 13, 1924, in Reeds, the son of Denver L. and Cora (Spilker) Means, who preceded him in death. He received his education in a one room school house near Carthage and graduated from high school in Carthage. ...
RUSSELL EDWARD BABCOCK (10/29/09)
Russell Edward Babcock, 61, of Holiday Island, Ark., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, in his home. He received his education and graduated from high school in Juno, Alaska. He became a soldier in the United States Army in August of 1965, there he continued his education and served our country in the Vietnam War. He retired from the military after serving 24 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Eureka Springs, Ark. He was also a member of the American Legion...
DAVID JOE JACKSON (10/29/09)
DAVID JOE JACKSON David Joe Jackson, 59, of Purdy, passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at Cox Monett Hospital. He was born Feb. 2, 1950, in Savannah, Ga., the son of William J. and Kathryn Park Jackson. He was a salesman. He married Kim Shockey on July 27, 1991, in Neosho, and she survives...
DONALD J. PATNODE (10/29/09)
Donald J. Patnode, 85, of Cassville, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at Red Rose Health and Rehab in Cassville. He was born on Feb. 26, 1924, in Red Lake Falls, Minn., son of Joseph and Philimone (Brouillette) Patnode. He was a United States Army Veteran. ...
KATHY HENDERSON (10/29/09)
Kathryn "Kathy" Ann Henderson, 55, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was preceded in death by her father Leo Hanger. She graduated from Ellington High School in 1972. She lived in Jenkins, Exeter and then in 1993 made her home in Cassville. ...
LILLIAN JUANITA MCDANIEL (10/22/09)
LILLIAN JUANITA MCDANIEL Lillian Juanita (Ragsdale) McDaniel passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at Springfield Rehabilitation Center, Springfield. She was born in Lawrence County on April 27, 1925, to James Edgar Ragsdale and Gladys Alillian (Ashby) Ragsdale...
HAZEL CHILDRESS-LEVI (10/22/09)
Hazel Juanita (Dotson) Childress-Levi, 93, of Papillion, Neb., passed away Oct. 14, 2009, in Papillion, Neb. She was born May 22, 1916, in Elijah, the daughter of Oscar and Molly (Carter) Dotson. She was united in marriage to George Childress July 26, 1937, he passed away in 1986. She then married Walter Levi in 1988 and he passed away in 1993. She attended the Assembly of God Church...
DEAN J. HUBBARD (10/22/09)
Dean J. Hubbard, 79, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday Oct. 14, 2009, in his home. He was born April 17, 1930, in Butler County, Ohio, the son of E. Dean and Bessie (White) Hubbard. On May 26, 1979, in Hamilton, Ohio, he was united in marriage to Anna Marie Wehr, who survives...
IWANNA JEWEL LUPER (10/22/09)
Iwanna Jewel Luper, 71, of Eagle Rock, passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Oct. 5, 1938, in Colcord, Okla., the daughter of Ed and Ila (Branson) January. On April 25, 1958, in Tahlequah, Okla., she was united in marriage to Arthur "Tobey" Luper, who survives...
LAVERNE THOMAS MEANS (10/22/09)
LaVerne Thomas Means, 85, of Eagle Rock, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, in Brighton Ridge, Eureka Springs, Ark. He was born Feb. 13, 1924, in Reeds, the son of Denver L. and Cora (Spilker) Means, who preceded him in death. He received his education in a one room school house near Carthage and graduated from high school in Carthage. ...
JOHN ROSE (10/22/09)
John Marshall Rose, 49, of Lansing, Kan., died Oct. 10, 2009, after a long illness. He was born Dec. 8, 1959, in Monroe, La., the son of the late Polly and Jesse Rose. Survivors include: two daughters, Shannon Rose, of Hutchinson, Kan., and Kaylee Rose, of St. John, Kan.; three sisters, Nora Young, of Cassville, Polly Heidlage, of Ponca City, Okla., and June Rose, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and one brother, Jesse Rose, of Exeter...
RUSSELL EDWARD BABCOCK (10/22/09)
RUSSELL EDWARD BABCOCK Russell Edward Babcock, 61, of Holiday Island, Ark., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, in his home. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, in United Methodist Church, Eureka Springs, Ark. The time will be announced later...
HELEN MCNEELY STUMPFF (10/22/09)
HELEN MCNEELY STUMPFF Helen Blythe McNeely Stumpff was born Sept. 25, 1915, at Cato, to the late Cleve and Celia Blythe and passed away Oct. 15, 2009, at age 94 in Carmichael, Calif. Until she suffered a stroke in July 1995, Helen had been a lifelong resident of the Crane and Cassville communities...
LEVETTA RACHAEL (JUNE) KING (10/22/09)
LEVETTA RACHAEL (JUNE) KING Levetta Rachael (June) King, 90, of Shell Knob, formerly of Bentonville, Ark., passed away at her daughter's home in Shell Knob, on Friday, Oct. 16, 2009. She was born on March 14, 1919, in Tucumcari, N.M., the daughter of John and Mont (Pearson) Pring. ...
RONALD EUGENE "RON" BOYD (10/22/09)
Ronald Eugene "Ron" Boyd, 62, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, in his home. He was born May 4, 1947, in Cassville, the son of Kessner and Ava Louise (Henderson) Boyd. He was married to Sandra Creech and later married Mara Jo Morris. He received his education at Cassville, graduating from Cassville High School. During the Vietnam War he joined the United States Army, serving from May 25, 1966, until May 24, 1968. Most of his life was spent in Cassville...
RED EDMONDSON (10/22/09)
Donald "Rex" Edmond-son, 77, of Buffalo, Mo., formerly of Cassville, Mo., went to paradise to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, after a valiant battle with Alzheimer's. He was born Nov. 9, 1931, outside Cassville, the son of Leon and Marie (Frost) Edmondson. ...
CALVIN EDMUND BERNARD (10/22/09)
Calvin Edmund Bernard, 61, of Washburn, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in his home. He was born Jan. 29, 1948, in Deadwood, S.D., the son of Raymond Joseph and Dorothy Maye (McCord) Bernard. On Feb. 14, 1972, in Evergreen, Colo., he was united in marriage to Lynne Marie Tittes, who survives...
BONNIE KEETON (10/22/09)
BONNIE KEETON Bonnie Doris (Patton) Keeton, 76, of Monett, passed away Oct. 19, 2009, at Cox-Monett Hospital. She was born on April 30, 1933, in Jenkins, the daughter of Charles V. and Clella P. (Stockton) Patton. She was a lifelong resident of Barry County and a graduate of Cassville High School. ...
LEROY HARRIS (10/15/09)
LEROY HARRIS Leroy Harris, 73, of Purdy, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation in Cassville. He was born May 25, 1936, in Purdy, the son of Jessie "Dick" Howard and Dimple Hughey Harris. He was a tool and dye maker at Roderick Arms and Tool in Monett, and a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Purdy...
ORVILLE EUGENE CHANDLER (10/15/09)
ORVILLE EUGENE CHANDLER Orville Eugene Chandler, 76, of Eagle Rock, Missouri, passed away Monday, October 12, 2009, at home after an extended illness. Born February 23, 1933, to Roland and Julia Chandler, he graduated from LaHarpe High School in 1950 and attended college at Allen County Community College in Kansas. ...
JEANNIE EDENS WHITNEY (10/15/09)
Jeannie Edens Whitney, 81, formerly of Washburn, passed away Oct. 1, 2009, in Nashville, Tenn. The daughter of Freida Campbell Edens and granddaughter of N.E. Edens, she was born in Washburn Nov. 15, 1927. Jeannie and Howard F. Whitney were married Oct. 28, 1945. Howard preceded her in death March 21, 1995...
EULA MAY WEALAND (10/15/09)
EULA MAY WEALAND Eula May Wealand, 97, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. She was born Jan. 18, 1912, in Nevada, Mo., the daughter of John and Ethel Bowman. She graduated from Nevada High School in 1930. On May 23, 1940, she married Roy Wealand in Nowata, Okla. They lived in Nevada and in 1953 moved to Cassville. Roy passed away in 1966...
WANDA LEE WADE (10/15/09)
Wanda Lee Wade, 74, of Republic, passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, in her home. She was born March 3, 1935, in Barry County, the daughter of Delmar and Gertie (Ennes) Myers. She was united in marriage to Rev. Roy Lee Wade on Nov. 6, 1954. As a minister's wife, she continued in the ministry to the end of her life. She was a true servant of Christ. She was a homemaker, talented seamstress, cook and gardener. She had retired from Walmart in Republic...
JESSIE F. LUNEY (10/15/09)
Jessie F. Luney, 91, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. Survivors include: two sons, Tom Luney and his wife, Andrea, of Cassville, and James Luney and his wife, Teresa, of Springdale, Ark.; one daughter, Sue Lockridge of Independence; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren...
JANE JOHNSON (10/15/09)
Orah "Jane" Johnson, 88, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born April 7, 1921, in Viola, the daughter of Earl Elliott and Agusta Laura (Schreiner) Curry. On Sept. 15, 1940, in Blue Eye, she was united in marriage to Willis Howard Johnson, who preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 1987. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother and one sister...
OPAL "NADINE" EDIE (10/15/09)
Opal "Nadine" Edie, 86, of Purdy, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, in Springfield. She was the second daughter of seven children, born to James R. and Grace (Wilson) Channel in Mano, who preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Lowell J. Edie, June 21, 1941. They lived their 59 years together on a farm in Barry County. She was employed by Johnston's in Cassville for 20 years. She was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church...
RICHARD VERNON "DICK" CARLSON (10/15/09)
Richard Vernon "Dick" Carlson, 67, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born Aug. 2, 1942, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Alva and Betsy (Lundstrum) Carlson. On July 25, 1975, in Des Moines, he was united in marriage to Sandra Roy, who preceded him in death on June 29, 2006. Also preceding him in death was one brother...
BEVERLY A. MATTHEWS (10/15/09)
Beverly A. Matthews, 71, of Tulsa, Okla., passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, from multi-organ failure. She was born in Exeter. she was a 1956 graduate of Washburn High School. She was a member of the Teamsters union and was retired from Rainbo Baking Company...
EDWARD H. BAKER (10/15/09)
Edward H. "Ed" Baker, 82, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, in St. John's Hospital, Berryville, Ark. He was born Jan. 18, 1927, in Milan, Mich., the son of Roscoe and Zona (Millage) Baker. On June 24, 1968, in San Diego, Calif., he was united in marriage to Deirdre J. Call, who survives...
LEONARD RAY BECK (10/15/09)
Leonard Ray Beck, 28, of Purdy, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, as a result of an automobile accident near Eureka Springs, Ark. He was born Aug. 27, 1981, in Bentonville, Ark., the son of Leonard Beck, Jr. and Joyce Ann (Hayworth) Beck, who survive...
DEWEY LEE AKIN (10/15/09)
Dewey Lee Akin, 83, of Verona, passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at his home. He was born Aug. 19, 1926, in Barry County, the son of William Fred and Ina Cordelia Hancock Akin. He was a cabinet maker. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Aurora. In 1982, he created Rocky Top Blueberry Farm in Verona, which is still family owned and operated...
MONICA M. STRAHL (10/15/09)
Monica M. Strahl, 84, of Tell City, Ind., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at Oakwood Health Campus. She was born in Perry County, Ind., on March 19, 1925, daughter of the late Riley and Anna (Bruggenschmidt) Mosby. She was married to James Strahl who passed away in 1984. Also preceding her in death were her brothers, Paul, Ferdinand and Alfus Mosby...
GEORGE GURNEY (10/15/09)
George Veryl Gurney, age 76, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2009, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Missouri. He was born August 2, 1933, in Red Cloud, Nebraska, the son of William and Lillian (Coleman) Gurney. On August 14, 1976, in Kansas City, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Lois (Nelson) Groves, who survives...
RONALD EUGENE BOYD (10/15/09)
Ronald Eugene Boyd, 62, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, in his home. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in Sparks Cemetery, Butterfield, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Robert Day will conduct the services...
JEAN ROBERTA BAYLESS WILSON (10/08/09)
Jean Roberta Bayless Wilson, 81, Crane, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. Jean was a devoted wife, mother, teacher and friend. Jean was born October 24, 1927 to William Robert and Cordelia Lillard Bayless in Cassville, Missouri. ...
WILLIAM ROBERT WALLER (10/08/09)
A memorial service was held for William Robert Waller at the First Christian Church, Crescent, Okla., on Saturday, Oct. 3, followed by a military burial detail at the Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, Okla. He died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, after an extended illness at the age of 83. He was born Dec. 24, 1925, to Edgar Allen Waller and Nancy Orie Smith Waller in Bentonville, Ark...
VIOLET DELORES (SHOEMAKER) STOCKTON (10/08/09)
Violet was born April 26, 1935, in Blackwell, Okla., the daughter of Joe and Edna (Elmquist) Shoemaker. She moved to Barry County as a young child. She graduated from Wheaton High School in 1953. She was united in marriage to Harry Stockton on March 14, 1954, and celebrated 55 years together. He survives...
LONA LANETTE MOORE (10/08/09)
LONA LANETTE MOORE Lona LaNette Moore, 53, of Jenkins, passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born July 18, 1956, in Amarillo, Texas, the daughter of Clyde and Dorothy (Kennedy) Sams. In March, 1989, in California, she was united in marriage to Greg Moore, who preceded her in death on April 21, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents and grandparents...
MARY PERIMAN (10/08/09)
Mary A. Periman, 72, of Kansas City, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at Providence Medical Center. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan. Interment followed in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requested contributions to the American Cancer Society...
OPAL "NADINE" EDIE (10/08/09)
Opal "Nadine" Edie, 86, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Butter-field, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
BRIAN COLLINS (10/08/09)
BRIAN COLLINS Brian Collins, 36, of Pierce City, died Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born to Don and Effie Collins on July 13, 1973, in Monett. He was a truck driver. Survivors include: his parents; three sons, Clinton Collins, of Billings, Travis Collins, of Billings, and Wyatt Collins, of Exeter; two daughters, Breanna Collins, of Exeter, and Bailee Collins, of Ritchey; six brothers, Michael Collins, of Shell Knob, Donald Collins, of Duncan, Okla., Kevin Collins, of Republic, David Collins, of Aurora, Curtis Collins, of Aurora, and Joshua Collins, of Aurora; and two sisters, Angela Williams, of Aurora, and Kimberly Haley, of Aurora.. ...
RICHARD VERNON CARLSON (10/08/09)
RICHARD VERNON CARLSON Richard Vernon Carlson, 67, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. A complete obituary will appear in next week's paper...
J.P. MORGAN (10/01/09)
Ronald J.P. Morgan, 68, of Washburn, passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, in his home. He was born Sept. 7, 1941, on Greasy Creek at Washburn, the son of Babe and Zelva (Henry) Morgan. On July 23, 1962, in Huntsville, Ark., he was united in marriage to Bonnie Carden, who survives...
R.G. FISHER (10/01/09)
Rado George "R.G." Fisher, 88, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation, Cassville. He was born Aug. 18, 1921, in Cassville, the son of Otis and Etta (Reams) Fisher. On June 28, 1946, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Johnna Louise Kimmons, who preceded him in death on Aug. 26, 2001. He was also preceded in death by his parents...
BOBBY DON TALLMAN (10/01/09)
Bobby Don Tallman, 75, of Austin, Texas, passed away on Sept. 25, 2009. Formerly of El Paso, Texas, he was a 30-year resident of Austin, Texas. He was born in Cassville on April 13, 1934, to Robert and Alice (Wilson) Tallman. He attended the University of Texas -- El Paso and served his country in the United States Army and fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired from the army after over 20 years of active duty service. He was also affiliated with the Church of God...