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Obituaries from July 2010

RICHARD JOYNER (07/29/10)
Richard Arlen Joyner, 73, of Washburn, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2010, in St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
GERALDINE COX (07/29/10)
Geraldine May Cox, 85, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. She was born April 22, 1925, in Carson, Iowa, the daughter of George Byron and Rosa Fern (Donnelly) Mapes. On Feb. 3, 1943, in Fairview, she was united in marriage to Merle C. Cox, who preceded her in death on Aug. 10, 1996. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two sons, Carroll and Gary Cox; three brothers, Richard, Charles and Vernon Mapes; and a grandson...
RICHARD FLOYD WILHELM (07/29/10)
Richard Floyd Wilhelm, 75, a resident of Williamsburg, since 1989, passed away at his home on July 21, 2010. Richard was born in Barry County, Missouri on October 12, 1934 to Milton and Helen (Fawner) Wilhelm. He was retired as a Staff Sergeant from the U. ...
JOAN RICHARDSON (07/29/10)
Joan Richardson, 87, of Eagle Rock, passed away Monday, July 26, 2010, in her home. She was born Feb. 24, 1923, in Excelsior Springs, the daughter of Roy and Frances (Todd) Eisenhour. On June 23, 1940, in Kansas City, she was united in marriage to William J. Richardson who preceded her in death on May 4, 1998. Also preceding her in death were her parents...
GEORGE LEON ALLEN (07/29/10)
George Leon Allen, 88, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Barry County, passed away July 1, 2010. He was born in Thayer, Kan., on Feb. 19, 1922, the son of Arthur Allen and Nancie Anne Collins. He attended grade school at McGuire School near Golden. When WWII began, he joined in the U.S. army and obtained a place in the 96th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop...
HOLLIS D. BAKER (07/29/10)
Hollis D. Baker, 82, WWII Paratrooper, retired owner and developer of medical manufacturing company, retired Boeing executive, beloved husband, father, Papa and Poppy passed July 10, 2010. Hollis was born on November 10, 1927, to Charley and Lela (Dilbeck) Baker in Cassville. He was united in marriage on August 12, 1946, to Margarette Smith, who preceded him in death on June 24, 2004. He is also preceded in death by his parents and his grandson, Mason Baker...
RAY BURKETT (07/29/10)
Ray Burkett, 66, of Seligman, died Thursday, July 22, at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers, Ark. He was born September 22, 1943, at Paragould, Ark., to Alvin Burkett and Edith Smith Burkett. He was a foreman for Emerson Electric, retiring after 31 years. ...
TIM D. KIRK (07/29/10)
Tim D. Kirk, 61, of Eagle Rock, passed away Friday, July 23, 2010, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Jan. 3, 1949, in Gorman, Texas, the son of Homer H. and Rena Mae (Smith) Kirk. On Sept. 26, 1981, in Dallas, Texas, he was united in marriage to Kathleen J. "Kathy" Clifford, who survives...
AMANDA COOPER (07/29/10)
Amanda Alice Cooper, 84, passed away on July 13, 2010. She was the daughter of C. R. Bob and Luda (Corn) Sapp. She was born June 25, 1926, outside of Exeter. On March 31, 1946, she married Vannis J. Cooper who survives. Additional survivors include: three sons and their spouses, Larry and Donita Cooper, of Whitsett, N.C.Danny and Debby Cooper, of Mt. ...
RICHARD MEDLEY (07/22/10)
Richard Medley, 72, of Coffeyville, Kan., passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at his home. He was born Nov. 29, 1937, at Kansas City, to Walter and Opal (Clute) Medley. He graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1955, and Coffeyville Community College in 1957. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kansas Law School...
AMANDA COOPER (07/22/10)
Amanda Alice Cooper, 84, passed away on July 13, 2010. She was the daughter of C. R. Bob and Luda (Corn) Sapp. She was born June 25, 1926, outside of Exeter. On March 31, 1946, she married Vannis J. Cooper who survives. Additional survivors include: three sons and their spouses, Larry and Donita Cooper, of Whitsett, N.C.Danny and Debby Cooper, of Mt. ...
HOLLIS D. BAKER (07/22/10)
Hollis D. Baker, 82, WWII Paratrooper, retired owner and developer of medical manufacturing company, retired Boeing executive, beloved husband, father, Papa and Poppy passed July 10, 2010. Hollis was born on November 10, 1927, to Charley and Lela (Dilbeck) Baker in Cassville. He was united in marriage on August 12, 1946, to Margarette Smith, who preceded him in death on June 24, 2004. He is also preceded in death by his parents and his grandson, Mason Baker...
PAO SOUA XIONG (07/15/10)
Pao Soua Xiong, 75, of Diamond, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010, in St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin. She was born May 18, 1935, in Laos, the daughter of Yong Chue Xiong. She was united in marriage to Youa Ge Vang, who preceded her in death...
LESTER DON BUENNING (07/15/10)
Lester Don Buenning, 52, of Monett, passed away at his home, Thursday, July 8, 2010. He was born in Monett, March 29, 1958, the son of Eldon and Myrtle A. "Peggy" (Hinton) Buenning. On June 28, 1980, in Monett, he was united in marriage to Cathy A. Crane, who survives...
HOLLIS BAKER (07/15/10)
Hollis D. Baker, 82, of Derby, Kan., formerly of Barry County, died Saturday, July 10, 2010, in Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson, Kan. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 17, 2010, in Corinth Baptist Church, Cassville, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville...
GERALD C. ARNOLD (07/15/10)
Gerald C. Arnold, 79, of Lenox, Mich., formerly of Wheaton, passed away, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, in his home. He was born March 14, 1931, in St. Louis, the son of Clifford and Lena (Lester) Arnold. In 1950, in Hot Springs, Ark., he was united in marriage to Verline Reynolds, who preceded him in death on Nov. 10, 2003. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one granddaughter; and one step-granddaughter...
LARRY WAYNE HENCY (07/15/10)
Larry Wayne Hency, 58 passed away on Friday, July 9, 2010, at his home, due to an injury he suffered in 2005. He was born March 29, 1952, in Seligman, to Marvin and Wanda Lou Tisher Hency. He graduated from Southwest High School in Washburn. He worked for Stone Container in Rogers, Ark., for 35 years. he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Garfield, Ark. He was preceded in death by step-father, Jupe Holt; granddaughter, Tia Michelle Hazelbaker; and brother, Robert Lee Hency...
OLIVE LARKIN (07/15/10)
Olive Alees (Power) Larkin, 91, of Republic, Mo., went to be with her Lord on July 12, 2010. Olive was preceeded in death by her husband, Reverend Tim Larkin. She was the only surviving child of H. I. and Florence Power. Malvern, Ark., was her birthplace. Brookline Baptist Church was her church home...
ROBERT (BOB) DICK (07/15/10)
Robert, "Bob" Dick, 67, of Brookings, Ore., passed away on June 18, 2010, at River Bend Hospital as a result of a broken neck. He was born Nov. 30, 1942, the son of Rube and Esther (anderson) Dick in Golden. He was preceded in death by his parents and two older sisters, Belva and Jewell...
SUSIE SHOCKLEY (07/15/10)
Glenda Sue "Susie" Shockley, 46, of Washburn, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010, in Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis. She was born Jan. 27, 1964, in Rogers, Ark., the daughter of Howard Olen and Vella Jean (Corn) Hall. On Oct. 25, 1985, she was united in marriage to Michael "Mike" Shockley and to this union two children were born...
KARLEEN HODGE (07/15/10)
Karleen Carol Hodge, 67, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2010, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born Dec. 16, 1942, in Liberal, Kansas, the daughter of George Allen and Edna I. (Cammarn) Ackley. Karleen received her education in Barry County, where she spent most of her life. ...
DOROTHY "DOTTIE" TUDOR (07/15/10)
Dorothy (Dottie) Tudor, 89, of Shell Knob, died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at the residence of her niece in Overland Park, Kan. She was born Jan. 16, 1921, in Kansas City the daughter of Frank Carter Beck and Julia Wishropp Beck. She was a hydrologic technician for the U.S. National Weather Service in Kansas City before retiring to Table Rock Lake in Shell Knob in 1980. While living in Shell Knob, she participated in a wide variety of volunteer and social activities...
DORIS ANN (BOLES) FAINGNAERT (07/15/10)
Doris Ann (Boles) Faingnaert, 57, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2010, at her home in Columbia. Preceding her in death were her parents, Doris Francis "Buck" and Shirley Marcella (Coffey) Boles. She spent the vast majority of her childhood in Fairview, where her father owned a dairy farm and her mother was a nurse. ...
DOROTHY IREENE YOUNGBLOOD (07/08/10)
Dorothy Irene Youngblood passed away on Saturday, July 03, 2010, after a long battle with Alzheimers. She was born April 3, 1927, in Carthage, to Benjamin and Irene Wampler Mevey. Survivors include: Floyd Youngblood, whom she married 62 years ago on Jan. ...
FRANCES LOUISE DEFFENBAUGH (07/08/10)
Frances Louise Deffenbaugh, 65, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010, in Regency Hospital of Northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Judy Sprinkles. She received much of her education in Bloomfield, N.M. ...
JUDITH MARILYN STEDNITZ (07/08/10)
Judith Marilyn Stednitz, 70, of Cassville, passed away at her home Tuesday, June 29, 2010. She was born in Omaha, Neb., on Oct. 4, 1939, the daughter of William H. and Verna L. (Hansen) Myers. On Nov. 8, 1963, in Papillion, Neb., she was united in marriage to Billy Ray "Willie" Stednitz, who survives...
GLENDA CHRISTY (07/08/10)
Glenda Joan Christy, 67, of Cassville, passed away Friday, July 2, 2010, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister. She grew up and received her education in Milan, where she graduated from high school. ...
MARCELINE SWEENEY (07/08/10)
Marceline L. Sweeney (Marty), 92, of Monett, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2010, at St. John's Hospital in Aurora, following a lengthy illness. She was born on Feb. 5, 1918, in Aurora, daughter of the late Albert J. and Catherine Adams Ruscha. She was a graduate of Monett High School, was a member of the P.C.C.W., Monett Ladies Golf Association, Monett Women's Bowling League, Etta Gardner Garden Club and the St. Lawrence Catholic Church...
JUDITH MARILYN STEDNITZ (07/01/10)
Judith Marilyn Stednitz, 70, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2010, in her home. Arrangements will be announced by 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...
NANCY ANN KINNEY (07/01/10)
Nancy Ann Kinney, 62, of Purdy, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2010, in Ozark Methodist Manor, Marionville. She was born March 26, 1948, in Morenci, Ariz., the daughter of Theodore and Georgia (Cook) Miller. On Aug. 17, 1991, she was united in marriage to Jerry Kinney, who survives...
VIRGINIA ORNDORFF (07/01/10)
Virginia L. (Jenny) Orndorff, 64, passed away on Friday, June 25, 2010, at St. John's Hospital, Cassville. She was born on Oct. 3, 1945, daughter of Thomas Burton and Juanita Vaughn, in Jasper, Ark. She was a resident of Purdy for 30 years after moving there from Rogers, Ark. She was self-employed as a hairdresser in Cassville.She sang and played country music and was privileged to record with the Grand Old Opry twice and was voted best traditional female artist on an independent label...
MARY "LOUISE" HARGUS (07/01/10)
Mary "Louise" Hargus, 80, of Greenwich, Kan., formerly of Exeter, passed away June 16, 2010. Memorial services were held June 21 at Baker Funeral Home in Wichita, Kan. Survivors include: her husband of 64 years, Elston; three sons, Gary "P.J.", of wichita, Kan., Randy, of Augusta, Kan., and Jeff, of Greenwich, Kan.; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren...
ZELMA EVELENA FRANCISCO (07/01/10)
Zelma Evelena Francisco, 86, of Wheaton, was born April 6, 1924, to her parents, Mattie and Everett Cooper. She passed away Sunday, June 27, 2010. She was united in marriage to Leroy Francisco, May 15, 1943, and to this union three children were born, Gene, Jerry and Susie...
ROB ROY MILLER (07/01/10)
Rob Roy Miller, 74, of Hannibal, died Thursday, June 24, 2010, at his home. Graveside services were held Monday at Barkley Cemetery in New London. He was born July 24, 1935, in Cheyenne, Wyo., to Roy R. and Bessie Jane Brown Miller. Survivors include: one brother, John Joseph Miller, of St. Louis; and three sisters, Betty Lou Miller and B. June Miller, both of St. Louis, and Dorothy Haden (Okie), of Burlington, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents...
JOAN KIRK (07/01/10)
Joan Maree Kirk, 78, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, June 25, 2010, in her home. She was born Jan. 18, 1932, in Williamsburg, Kan., the daughter of Claude Edward and Hazel Vivian (Shoffner) Smith. On March 6, 1952, she was united in marriage to Charles Edward Prier and to this union three children were born. ...
BERNARD DART (07/01/10)
Bernard Gordon Dart, 81, of Cassville, passed away Friday, June 25, 2010, in Regency Hospital, Springdale, Ark. He was born Dec. 2, 1928, in Garfield, Ark., the son of Lonnie and Margaret (O'Neill) Dart. On Aug. 5, 1956, he was united in marriage to Billie Anderson, who survives...