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Obituaries from January 2010

BEVERLY SWEENEY (01/28/10)
Beverly Marcine Sweeney, 77, of Eagle Rock, Missouri, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, in her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Paul Yarnall will conduct the services. Burial will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri...
MADGE SPARKMAN (01/28/10)
Madge Della Sparkman, 95, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. Survivors include: one son, Earl "Dave" Sparkman and his wife, Betty, of Cassville; two daughters, Edna Samantha "Sammy" Hudson, of Exeter, and Ronnie Rose and her husband, Russell, of Cassville; two brothers, Billy Holman, of Raymore, and Calvin Holman, of Cassville; three sisters, Maxine Williams, of Springfield, Iola Lordanich, of Irvine, Calif., and Winona Synold, of Irvine, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and five great-great- grandchildren.. ...
ELBURN "E.L." RAY (01/28/10)
Elburn "E.L." Ray, 68, of Wheaton, passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in Cox-Monett Hospital, Monett. He was born April 5, 1941, in Wheaton, the son of Wilbur and Marie (Harader) Ray. On July 7, 1961, he was united in marriage to Carolyn Ross, who survives...
LINDA FAY BISHOP (01/28/10)
Linda Fay Bishop, 65, of Cassville, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at her home. She was born on March 23, 1944, in Marked Tree, Ark., daughter of Arther and Pearl (Hickson) Booher. She married Max Bishop on April 8, 1996, in Eureka Springs, Ark. He preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 2009...
JOE ALLEN (01/28/10)
Joe Allen, 55, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Jan. 25, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. The family will receive friends prior to the service, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will appear in next week's paper...
JESS (BUD) HARTJE (01/28/10)
On January 24, 2010, Jess (Bud) Hartje, age 66, was called home to his Heavenly Father after battling heart disease for 30 years. Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Loran and Viola Hartje, and one sister, Dolores Scruffum. Bud is survived by his adoring wife and best friend of 43 years, F. Jean (Larkin) Hartje, the daughter of Tim and Olive Larkin...
JAMES LEE HARADER (01/21/10)
James Lee Harader, 87, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. He was born April 18, 1922, in Barry County, the son of Mack and Rose (Hollabaugh) Harader. On March 7, 1941, he was united in marriage to Betty Tichenor, who preceded him in death on May 23, 2009, after sixty-seven years of marriage. Also preceding him in death were his parents and two sisters...
DEVILLA R. GUNTER (01/21/10)
Devilla R. Gunter, 71, of Wheaton, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, in her home. She was born Jan. 27, 1938, in Comanche, Texas, the daughter of William "Bill" and Elsie Ruth (Poole) Pointer. On Dec. 14, 1960, in Belen, N.M., she was united in marriage to Irvin Gunter, who survives...
ROGER DALE HENRY (01/21/10)
Roger Dale Henry, a resident of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born October 11, 1945, in Spring Valley, Arkansas, a son of Sam Randolph and Leva Christina (Seigal) Henry. He departed this life Tuesday, January 5, 2010 in Fayetteville, at the age of 64. Mr. Henry was of the Baptist faith...
MARY LOU DUCKWORTH (01/21/10)
Mary Lou Duckworth, 82, of Lee's Summit, formerly of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, in Wilshire at Lakewood in Lee's Summit. She was born April 15, 1927, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Erskine and Jessie Lou (House) Yarnall. On March 28, 1945, in Rogers, Ark., she was united in marriage to Robert F. Duckworth, who preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 1996, after 51 years of marriage. Also preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers...
DOROTHY LEMONS (01/21/10)
Dorothy Lemons, 78, of Exeter, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born June 10, 1931, in Augusta, Kan., the daughter of Leslie and Eliza (Hilburn) Chappell. On March 11, 1948, she was united in marriage to James Clifford Lemons, who preceded her in death on March 30, 1970. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Larry Lemons; two brothers, Elbert and J.E. Chappell; and two sisters, Evalee Rogers and Mary Sapp...
ELLA PAULINA PITTS HORNER (01/21/10)
Ella Paulina Pitts Horner, 80, of Rogers, Ark., passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, in her home. She was born April 19, 1929, in Monett, the daughter of Merter and Nettie (Ashby) Pitts. On March 2, 1952, she was united in marriage to Glennon Horner, M.D., who survives. ...
AUSTIN J. ROBERTS (01/21/10)
Austin J. Roberts, 97, of Golden, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at the Barry County Care Center in Cassville. He was born on Sept. 28, 1912, in Perryville, the son of John and Cora Roberts. He grew up one of 13 children. He was educated in auto mechanics and experienced in all types of auto body and maintenance work. ...
BRYAN LEO ELKINS (01/21/10)
Bryan Leo Elkins, 31, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at his home. He was born Oct. 24, 1978, in Joplin, the son of Dean H. Elkins, Sr., and Susan Morgan Elkins. He had resided at Rocky Comfort the last 15 years. He worked in construction...
GILBERT LESLIE RIFFE (01/21/10)
Gilbert Leslie Riffe, 75, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, in Manor Care Nursing Facility, Springfield. He was born Aug. 13, 1934, in Kansas City, the son of George and Dora (Lloyd) Riffe. On May 9, 1957, he was united in marriage to Vernetta Sousley, who survives...
PAMELA LEE "PAM" (ROSS) CALDWELL (01/21/10)
Pamela Lee "Pam" (Ross) Caldwell, 54, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born, Feb. 25, 1955. On Feb. 22, 1983, in Carthage, she was united in marriage to Jerry Wayne Caldwell, who preceded her in death on May 24, 2007...
DONALD LEE WILLIAMS (01/21/10)
Donald Lee Williams, 81, of Rogers, Ark., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, in Northwest Medical Center, Bentonville, Ark. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Dale Williams. He graduated from North High School in Wichita, Kan. ...
GERTRUDE "GERTIE" FIELDS SHAW (01/21/10)
Gertrude "Gertie" Fields Shaw, 90, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, in Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare Center, Crane. She was born March 10, 1919, in Susank, Kan., the daughter of Warren and Laura (Shell) Sellens. On May 25, 1935, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Jessie Fields, who preceded her in death on June 6, 1982. ...
ALTON C. CRAWFORD (01/21/10)
Alton C. Crawford, 54, of Lampe, passed away Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010. He was born June 11, 1955. He was united in marriage to Treva Parton Keithley on Sept. 10, 2004. He was a minister and attended Highview Assembly of God Church where he also was in charge of Angelfood Ministries. He was employed by D & K Adventures Trucking...
DOROTHY ELEANOR JARRETT (01/14/10)
Dorothy Eleanor Jarrett, 64, of Seligman, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at her home. She was born Sept. 12, 1945, in San Bernardino, Calif., the daughter of Ermal and Anne Louise (Lord) Boyd, who preceded her in death. Survivors include: one son, Anthony Lee Pritchard, of Springfield; two daughters, Tamralyn Jones, of Springfield, and Christina Robin Sue Rawlings, of Mountain Home, Idaho; two brothers, Gary Walter Boyd, of Helendale, Calif., and Lauren Daniel Boyd and his wife, Carol, of Butefalls, Ore.; one sister, Luanne Germain Moyeda and her husband, Gerald, of San Bernardino, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.. ...
TEDDY JOE HOLLINGSWORTH (01/14/10)
Teddy Joe Hollingsworth, 58, of Fairview, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, in his home. He was born Dec.12, 1951, in Arkansas, the son of Leslie James and Hazel (Baker) Hollingsworth, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was one sister, Tammy Hollingsworth...
ANDREW JOE BAKER (01/14/10)
Andrew Joe Baker, 78, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. He was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Exeter, Calif., the son of A.F. and Jewell (Patton) Baker. On Nov. 18, 1977, in Washburn, he was united in marriage to Velma (Nodine) Snook, who survives...
GLADYS E. MURRAY (01/14/10)
Gladys E. Murray 91, of Shirley, Ark. passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. She was born June 14, 1918, at Brumley, Mo., to the late Theodore and Alta Mae Sutliff McClain. She married Ray Murray Dec. 18, 1937. Her husband, Ray, preceded her in death Aug. 1, 1992. Also preceding her are her parents, a brother, Lowell McClain, a daughter, Alta Ray Murray Watts, and a son, Dale Edward Murray...
THOMAS OWEN TATE (01/14/10)
Thomas Owen Tate, 70, of Monett, passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in his home. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Charles Winford Tate; and grandparents, T.G. "Pude" and Grace Morlan, and Walter and Rosa Tate. He received his education at Purdy, where he graduated from high school. He was a self-employed plumber...
DEVILLA R. GUNTER (01/14/10)
Devilla R. Gunter, 71, of Wheaton, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, in her home. Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
QUENTIN CARL EPPERLY (01/14/10)
Quentin Carl Epperly, 90, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. Preceding him in death other than his first wife, were his parents; two sons, Donald Epperly and Charles Epperly; a son-in-law, Ted Fordyce; two brothers; and four sisters...
DONALD BENTON JONES (01/14/10)
Donald Benton Jones, 83, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. He was born Feb. 10, 1926, in Pierce City, the son of Luther Benton and Mildred (Dillworth) Jones, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was a great-grandson...
BOBBY LEE VAN SANDT (01/14/10)
Bobby Lee Van Sandt, 72 of Monett, passed away on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at his home. He was born in Barry County on Nov. 27, 1937, son of James Robert and Loretta (Phettaplace) Van Sandt. He was a lifelong resident of Barry County, graduating from Purdy High School. In 2003, he married Virginia M. Cordell in Oklahoma. He worked as a logger and house painter most of his life and was most recently employed with George's until his illness forced retirement...
ERNEST GENE JONES (01/07/10)
Ernest Gene Jones, 63, of Wheaton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at home. He was born Dec. 9, 1946, in Stella, the son of Clyde W. and Myrtle B. (Hendrix) Jones. He was united in marriage to Gail Pankratz, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, James D. and Ricky Dale Jones...
ETHLYN LOUISE CORN (01/07/10)
Ethlyn Louise Corn, 87, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, in her home. She was born May 25, 1922, in Granby, the daughter of James Otto and Monty (Webb) Duncan. On May 2, 1942, she was united in marriage to Clifford Linton, who preceded her in death during World War II. On Aug. 10, 1950, she was united in marriage to Floyd Kenneth Corn, who preceded her in death on June 24, 2001. Also preceding her in death were her parents and a daughter, Sharon (Linton) Parrish...
QUENTIN EPPERLY (01/07/10)
Quentin Carl Epperly, 90, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, in Mill Street Church of Christ, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville...
GEORGE GLENDON COLE (01/07/10)
George Glendon Cole, 88, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. He was born Nov. 4, 1921, in Mt. Ayre, Iowa, the son of Alonzo Raymond and Edna (Oliver) Cole. On Feb. 14, 1946, in Las Vegas, Nev., he was united in marriage to Ruby Russell, who preceded him in death on Dec. 16, 1997. Also preceding him in death were his parents and two sisters, Ethel Whited and Helen Knight...
MAZIE L. KING (01/07/10)
Mazie L. King, 93, of Berryville, Ark., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, in Carroll County Nursing and Rehab Center, Berryville, Ark. She was born May 26, 1916, in Russell, Kan., the daughter of Charles and Sophie (Ruff) Wolf. On Feb. 29, 1936, in Russell, Kan., she was united in marriage to Donald King, who preceded her in death on July 20, 1999. Also preceding her in death were her parents and two sisters...