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Obituaries from March 2010

JOHN MICHAEL "MIKE" WEBB (03/25/10)
John Michael "Mike" Webb, 41, of Purdy, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Purdy. He was born Nov. 19, 1968, in White Pine, Tenn., the son of Steve Webb, Jr. and Amelia Pauline "Polly" (Bowers) Webb. Survivors include: his mother and step-father, Polly and Jim Sharman, of Purdy; his father, Steve Webb, Jr., of Newport, Tenn.; one son, Landon Gage Pennington, of Purdy; and three sisters, Katherine Michele Savage, of Nixa, Regina Ann Horner, of Fayetteville, N.C., and Stephanie Renee Hurst, of Sevierville, Tenn.. ...
GAROLD JAMES UNRUH (03/25/10)
Garold James Unruh, age 62, of Copeland, Kan., passed away Friday, March 19, 2010, at Shell Knob as a result of a utility tractor accident. He was born June 25, 1947, in Garden City, Kan., the son of Leslie J. and Gertrude J. (Fricke) Unruh. On Dec. 10, 1967, in Copeland, Kan., he was united in marriage to Joan Loucks, who survives...
RAY DEAN ROWELL (03/25/10)
Ray Dean Rowell, 73, of Golden, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2010, in Washington Regional Hospital, Fayetteville, Ark. He was born April 8, 1936, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Fred Allen and Edna Myrtle (Hughes) Rowell. On Dec. 28, 1981, in Rogers, Ark., he was united in marriage to Beverly Price, who survives...
JAY DEANE COX (03/25/10)
Jay Deane Cox, 80, passed away March 10, 2010, in Silver Spring, Md. "Chick" as he was called, was the last surviving child of the late Otis Howard and Mary Edith Cox (Hawk). He was born Oct. 6, 1929, in Cassville. He graduated from Cassville High School in 1947 and attended Southwest Missouri Teachers College. He served his country for two years during the Korean War, rising to the rank of Sgt. First Class...
ULUS "J.R." FORREST (03/25/10)
Ulus "J.R." Forrest, age 77, of Eagle Rock, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2010, in his home. He was born June 5, 1932, in Harrison, Ark., the son of Ulus Forrest, Sr. and Crystal (West) Forrest. On Aug. 4, 1990, in Harrison, Ark., he was united in marriage to Patsy (Teague) Dunn, who survives...
SHIRLEY KAY BALDWIN (03/25/10)
Shirley Kay Baldwin, 63, of Cassville, passed away Monday, March 22, 2010, in her home. Arrangements are 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...
JOAN GRIFFIN (03/25/10)
Funeral services were held on Sunday at the White Funeral Home in Cassville with Pastor Richard Buck officiating. Burial followed at the Muncie Chapel Cemetery north of Wheaton. Memorials may be made to the Wheaton Volunteer Fire Department or to the Wheaton FFA Booster Club Scholarship Fund and may be entrusted to the White Funeral Home...
CLEO MARVIN ETHRIDGE (03/25/10)
Cleo Marvin Ethridge, 92, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2010, in Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Viney Creek Cemetery, Golden, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Chaplain Michael Kanai will conduct the services...
Barbara Sue "Bobbie" Moore (03/25/10)
Barbara Sue "Bobbie" Moore, age 63, of Shell Knob, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2010, in the home of her sister-in-law, Lee Smiley. She was born March 5, 1947, in Shell Knob, Missouri, the daughter of Thomas L. Smiley, Sr. and Dona (Plummer) Smiley...
GEORGE A. GARRETT III (03/25/10)
George A. Garrett III, 58, of Shell Knob, passed away at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, on Sunday, March 21, 2010. He was born on March 18, 1952, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, son of George Garrett II and Ruth (Foster) Garrett. He received his education at Fremont-Mills High School, in Tabor, Iowa. ...
ELLEN KIDWELL (03/18/10)
Surviving is a special friend and caregiver, Louise McCord, of Cassville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Gene Kidwell, and two sisters, Aletha Towe and Dorothy Allison. Private family services will be held at a later date at the Corinth Cemetery in Cassville. In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the charity of your choice. paid...
RICHARD ROPER (03/18/10)
Richard Roper, 52, of Eagle Rock, passed away Monday, March 15, 2010, in his home. He was born Aug. 3, 1957, in Joplin, the son of Stanley and Mary (Burgess) Roper. On Sept. 31, 1995, in Eagle Rock, he was united in marriage to Robin Lias, who survives...
STANLEY RAY TACKETT (03/18/10)
Stanley Ray Tackett, 58, of Exeter, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2010, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. He was born May 24, 1951, in Garden City, Kan., the son of Earl Stanley and Lora D. (Bell) Tackett, who survive. Additional survivors include: four sons, Jeremiah Patterson, of Salida, Colo., Jason Patterson, of Denver, Colo., Waylon Tackett, of Las Animas, Colo., and Chris Appeling, of Lubbock, Texas; one daughter, Jayna Appeling, of Lubbock, Texas; two brothers, David A. ...
RAPLH WALDO KIRK (03/18/10)
Ralph Waldo Kirk, 78, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born June 11, 1931, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Waldo Henry and Laura Della (Eastman) Kirk. On June 2, 1958, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Schmidt, who had two children. On Feb. 15, 1992, in Shell Knob, he married Joan Maree Smith, who survives...
MARY LOUISE BURGE BEARD (03/18/10)
Mary Louise Burge Beard, 82, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at the Table Rock Healthcare Facility in Kimberling City. She was born on Jan. 16, 1928, in El Reno, Okla. daughter of Allie L. and Lena (Carnahan) Burge. She graduated from El Reno High School in 1946. Following graduation, she marred Robert "Bob" Beard on May 30, 1952, in El Reno, Okla...
KELLY TARESA GRAVENER (03/11/10)
Kelly Taresa Gravener, 49, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, March 5, 2010, in her home. She was born March 16, 1960, in Abilene, Texas, the daughter of Jerry and Patsy (Muir) Major. In 1996, in Miami, Okla., she was united in marriage to Richard Gravener, who preceded her in death in November, 2007. Also preceding her in death were her grandparents...
LETHA RIOTT (03/11/10)
T Letha Emily Riott, 82, of Cassville, passed away Monday, March 1, 2010, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. She was born March 18, 1927, in Halltown, the daughter of Joel W. and Myrtle Emily (Hemphill) Norris. She was united in marriage to James Ronald Brown, who preceded her in death. To this union six children were born. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters...
CLAUDE L. BATES JR. (03/11/10)
Survivors include: his wife of 63 years, Helen Bates, of Golden; two sons, Lee Bates, of Oswego, Kan., and Lynn Bates, of Alice, Colo.; three daughters, Becky Pierce, of Carl Junction, Belinda Barragar, of Parsons, Kan., and Alicia Treat, of Hindsville, Ark.; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Oakes...
CURTIS VERDAYNE "BUNNY" HAWORTH (03/11/10)
Curtis Verdayne "Bunny" Haworth, 83, of Purdy, passed away Monday, March 8, 2010, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation, Cassville. He was born July 3, 1926, near Log Church in Barry County, the son of Captain Curtis "Cap" and Nona Verlee (Buntin) Haworth, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Gary Dale Haworth and Larry Lynn Haworth...
SHERMAN "MICKEY" WILLIAMS (03/11/10)
Sherman F. "Mickey" Williams, 77, of Cassville, passed away Saturday March 6, 2010, at his home. Preceding him in death were his parents and one granddaughter, Brandy Rose. He received his education at Exeter, where he graduated from high school. He spent his entire life in Barry County, where he was employed for the Missouri State Department of Transportation, retiring in 1987. He served our country in the United States Army in Germany. He was a member of Exeter Baptist Church...
JAMES V. COFFMAN (03/11/10)
James V. Coffman, 78, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, in his home. He was born June 16, 1931, in Afton, Okla., the son of Sequichie and Willia Irene (Crotzer) Coffman, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were a brother and two sisters...
DARLENE MEREDITH (03/11/10)
Darlene Sue Meredith, 66, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2010, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born March 3, 1943, in Poplar Bluff, the daughter of Dewey Nathan and Mildred Ellen (Moss) Million. On June 3, 1961, in Ellsinore, she was united in marriage to Billy "Bill" Meredith, who survives...
BETTY TUCKER (03/11/10)
Betty J. Tucker, 78, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. She was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Exeter, the daughter of Aaron Harvey and Fannie Mae (Nafus) Lowe. On March 25, 1956, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to R.F. "Pete" Tucker, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents; five brothers, J.B., Loren, Herman, Hollis and Louis Lowe and one sister, Mary Elliott...
WILLIE ARNOLD "BILL" STEPHENS (03/04/10)
Willie Arnold "Bill" Stephens, 82, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, in his home. He was born Feb. 4, 1928, in LaMesa, Texas, the son of Robert and Annah (Krey) Stephens. On June 10, 1966, in LaMesa, Texas, he was united in marriage to Glenda L. Herndon, who preceded him in death on April 20, 2002. Also preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers and one sister...
CLIFFORD UNDERWOOD (03/04/10)
Clifford K. Underwood, 53, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, in his home. He was born April 30, 1956, in Indio, Calif., the son of Glendon and Carol (Devore) Underwood. In 1990, he was united in marriage to Gail Wedvik, who survives. Additional survivors include: four daughters, Jill Wiggins, of Atkins, Ark., Julie Underwood, of Aurora, Robin Munday, of Aurora, and Melanie Underwood, of Branson; one stepson, Daniel Castellano, of Arizona; his parents, Glendon and Carol Underwood, of St. ...
KENNETH A. GLASER JR. (03/04/10)
Kenneth A. Glaser Jr., passed away on Monday, March 1, 2010, at Lacoba Homes in Monett. He was born on Nov. 3, 1938. in Akron, Ohio, to Kenneth A. Glaser Sr. and Leona E. (Lee) Glaser. After high school, he attended two years of college and then honorably served his country as a photographer for the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. ...
MARTHA L. FREEMAN (03/04/10)
Martha L. Freeman, 69, of Purdy, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, in her home. She was born June 13, 1940, in Harrison, Ark., the daughter of Charlie and Veturia (Creekmore) Warner. On June 14, 1958, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Freeman, who survives...
WILLIAM SCOTT MASON (03/04/10)
William Scott Mason, 37, of Aurora, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at his home. He was born on Oct. 4, 1972, in Stella, the son of Bobby and Barbara (Haile) Mason. He was a 1994 graduate of North Pole Alaska High School. Survivors include: his mother, Barbara Mason, of Aurora; his father and stepmother, Bobby and Betty Mason, of Goodman; and one sister, Debbie Mason, of Aurora. His grandparents preceded him in death...
RAY ELLIOT HUDSON (03/04/10)
Ray Elliot Hudson, 84, of Diamond, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at his home. He was born on June 19, 1925, in Jenkins the son of Roie L. and Leona (Avero) Hudson. He attended Jenkins School and graduated from Cassville High School. On June 19, 1946, he was united in marriage to Julia Wallace in Columbus, Kan. On their 50th wedding anniversary, he and Julia renewed their vows to each other in Howe, Okla...
EARL RAY WATTS (03/04/10)
Earl Ray Watts, 76, of Shell Knob, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at the Table rock Health Care Center in Kimberling City. He was born on Aug. 30, 1933, in Quenemo, Kan., son of the late Frank Watts. He was united in marriage to Helen Fields on May 3, 1953, in Lyndon, Kan. ...
MARY LOU SANDERS (03/04/10)
Mary Lou Sanders, 69, of Butterfield, passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, in her home. She was born May 19, 1940, in Hillsdale, Mich., the daughter of John Brown, Jr. and Marie (Boone) Brown. She was united in marriage to Daniel Seeley, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 28, 1979, she married Edsel F. "Ed" Sanders, Jr., who survives...
JAMES V. COFFMAN (03/04/10)
James V. Coffman, 78, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, in his home. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper...
HELEN ELAINE HOPPERSTEAD WYNNS (03/04/10)
Helen Elaine Hopperstead Wynns was born December 18, 1926, in Crystal Falls, Michigan, to the late Arnold M. and Bertha Hopperstead and died February 20, 2010, at her home in Tyler, Texas. She had lived in Alpena from 1929 to 1942 when the family moved to Lansing. ...