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Obituaries from September 2010

KENNETH ROBBINS (09/30/10)
Kenneth Robbins, 63, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at Cox-South Hospital in Springfield. A complete obituary will appear in next week's paper. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and...
FRED A. ERWIN (09/23/10)
Beloved husband and father Fred A. Erwin, 92, of Groves, Texas, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 20, 2010, at his home in the company of his loving wife of 64 years, Leila Mae. Fred suffered increasingly from COPD in the last months of his life. Fred is survived by: his wife Leila Mae; and their only son Doug Erwin and his wife, Valarie, of Austin, Texas; two grandchildren, Stacey Lahr and Michelle Girard; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild...
MARY E. SHORE (09/23/10)
Mary E. Shore, 80, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born Dec. 17, 1929, in Carthage, the daughter of Alty T. and Josephine I. (Reynolds) Cook. On Sept. 3, 1948, in Kansas City, she was united in marriage to Leslie "Lavern" Shore, who preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 2005. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Les Earl Shore; and two brothers, Fred and Will Cook...
BRENDA JEAN NASH (09/23/10)
Brenda Jean Nash, 49, passed away at her home in Cassville on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. She was born on July 29, 1961, in Kansas City, the daughter of James Edward and Sandra Lee (Chambers) Nash. She was a 1979 graduate of Hollister High School. She attended beauty school and was a licensed beautician. She had also worked at Fasco and Thorco in Cassville. She had attended Crowder College and was currently enrolled in Crowder online classes. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Cassville...
DELLA STEHLIK (09/23/10)
Della Mae Stehlik, 82, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away September 19, 2010, at Neighborhoods at Quail Creek in Springfield. She was born September 9, 1928, the only daughter of Lillard and Eva Jones. She grew up in Everton, Missouri. In 1948, she was united in marriage to Herschel Stehlik, who survives...
GENEVA BELLE OSBORN (09/23/10)
Geneva Belle Osborn, 84, of Cassville, formerly of Kansas City, passed away Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at the home of her son, where she resided the last two years. She was born at Washburn on May 22, 1926, the daughter of Robert F. and Nellie (Davis) Porter, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Wilbur, Willard and Wayne Porter and two sisters, Mary Ida Vickers and baby sister, Shirley Porter...
RUTH STURGIS (09/23/10)
Ruth Sturgis left this life at 12:38 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, in Glen Burnie, Maryland, at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. She was born Ruth Allen Burton to Juanita Dell McAllister Burton and John Taylor Burton on Sept. 10, 1935, in Hannibal, Missouri...
DAVID LAWRENCE RODER (09/23/10)
David Lawrence Roder, 69, of Verona, passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at the St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He was born on Oct. 20, 1940, in Verona, the son of George C. and Frances R. (Hierholzer) Roder. He lived in Verona his entire life and graduated from Verona High School in 1958. ...
JERRELL BOWERS (09/23/10)
Jerrell "Jerry" Bowers, 73, of Harrisonville, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville. He was born Sept. 12, 1937, in Cassville, the son of Lee and Esther Bowers. Survivors include: his wife, Kay, of the home; two sons, Troy and Greg; one daughter, Patti; eight grandchildren; two brothers, his identical twin brother, Ferrell Bowers, and Carroll Bowers; and two sisters, Doris Henbest and Maxine Nelson...
ELDORA SHIRLEY REDENZ (09/23/10)
Eldora Shirley (Ball) Rogers Redenz, 76, of Eagle Rock, passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Jan. 19, 1934, in a log house near Mano (Smallwood Hollow), the daughter of Ethel and Edith (Carter) Ball. ...
RUBY CARLSON (09/16/10)
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made to www.whitefuneralhome.org...
IDA COOPER (09/16/10)
Ida Whisman Cooper, 96, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born July 17, 1914, just south of Old Shell Knob. She was the youngest child of Joel and Sarah "Ledgerwood" Whisman...
JOAN KAY NAVARRO (09/16/10)
Joan Kay Navarro, 67, of Washburn, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born Nov. 29, 1942, in Seligman, the daughter of Levi Morris and Marie (Ritterbush) Hawkins. Survivors include: three sons, Robert Harp, of Seligman, Roger Crow and his wife, Patty, of Washburn, and Doug Crow and his wife, Ann, of San Angelo, Texas; four daughters, Kimberley Cox and her husband, David, of Marble City, Okla., Karen Crow, of North Port, Fla., Dixie Fox, of Muldrow, Okla., and Tracey Burney and her husband, Tommy, of San Angelo, Texas; one sister, Dorothy Masters, of Berryville, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.. ...
CHARLES HOWARD (09/16/10)
Charles Howard, 84, of Eagle Rock, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at his home. He was born on Feb. 27, 1926, in Imperial, Kan., son of Emmett and Carrie (Davis) Howard. He was a retired veteran of the United States Army having served his country in World War II. He moved to Eagle Rock from Evergreen, Colo., 30 years ago to make his home...
MARJORIE BARNETT (09/16/10)
Marjorie Barnett, 91, of Wheaton, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at her home. She was born on April 17, 1919, in Boulder City, daughter of Orbon and Mattie (Antle) Barnett. She received her early education at the rural Oklahoma Grade School. She graduated from Wheaton High School in 1938. She was a lifelong caregiver and homemaker. In 1970, she and her family moved from their farm on Shoal Creek to their home in Wheaton...
JAMES "MAC" MCLEOD (09/16/10)
James "Mac" McLeod, 94, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. He was born April 14, 1916, in Osage City, Kan., the son of James McLeod, Sr., and Jennie Lind (Miles) McLeod. He married his first wife, Mary, who preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 1980. Later he married Kathy, who also preceded him in death. Mac and Mary had one son, Robert James "Bob" McLeod. Bob passed away on Sept. 9, 2000...
CHARLES WILLIAM "BILL" KUNKLER (09/16/10)
Charles William "Bill" Kunkler, 85, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, in his home. He was born Aug. 5, 1925, in Los Angeles, Calif., the son of Charles William and Georgia (Evans) Duffey. On Aug. 2, 1947, in Hays, Kan., he was united in marriage to Joan "JoKay" Katherine Dowling, who survives...
MARGIE MARIE COURTNEY (09/16/10)
Margie Marie Courtney, 86, of Monett, passed away in her home on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. She was born on Aug. 21, 1924, in Beckville, Texas, the fourth child and only daughter of Frank and Dorthy (Parker) Courtney. She met and married Charles Louis Scott in 1943, in Carthage, Texas, while he was in the Army. They made their home in California...
DIANE HILBURN GORDON (09/09/10)
Diana Marie Hilburn Gordon, 61, of Moon Township, Penn., passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, of complications from cancer. Huntsman Funeral Home of Moon Township. Penn., is handling arrangements. Survivors include: mother Mabel (Taylor) Hilburn, of Exeter; her brother, Larry Hilburn, of Exeter; her sister, Lana Turner, of Cassville; and her brothers, Lynn Hilburn, of Arlington, Texas, and Roger Hilburn, of Branson...
LARRY BRUCE HINES (09/09/10)
Larry Bruce Hines, 60, of Wheaton, passed away Sunday, Sept, 5, 2010, in his home. He was born Nov. 14, 1949, in Olton, Texas, the son of Melvin and Wilma Lea (Loftis) Hines. In 1972, he was united in marriage to Cynthia Colledge with whom he had one daughter. On March 3, 2003, he married Marjorie (Nelson) Ahrens, who survives...
WADE N. SPENCE (09/09/10)
Wade Neal Spence, 52, of Mexico, Mo., lived until Sept. 5, 2010. He was released from this world to join his Lord and Savior with many of the family members who he had loved and guided at his side, and with the love, support and prayers of his many friends...
MARK CASWELL (09/09/10)
Mark R. Caswell, 53, of Golden, passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, in his home. He was born Nov. 20, 1956, in Brookings, S.D., the son of Edward "Ted" and Lee (Green) Caswell. On Dec. 7, 1991, in Sonora, Calif., he was united in marriage to Trudy Anita Fuller, who survives...
RONALD J. WOODWARD (09/09/10)
Ronald J. Woodward, 61, of Seligman, passed away Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, in the V.A. Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was born Oct. 28, 1948, in Sterling, Colo., the son of Jack and Bernice (Albradnt) Woodward. On April 9, 2009, in Eureka Springs, Ark., he was united in marriage to Rita Vineyard, who survives...
CYNTHIA L. JONES (09/09/10)
Cynthia L. Jones, 35, of Eagle Rock, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at St. John's Hospital in Cassville. She was born on June 10, 1975, in Modesto, Calif., daughter of Glen (Doc) Jones and Karen Theilen Jones. she was a four-year resident of Eagle Rock, moving here from Florida...
RAY GENE BUTLER (09/09/10)
Ray Gene Butler, 50, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, in his home. He was born Aug. 27, 1960, in Monett, the son of Claud and Doris (Edwards) Butler, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his grandparents. Survivors include: three brothers, Ronnie Butler and his wife, Wanda, of Webb City, Darell Butler, of Cassville, and Tracey Butler, of Pierce City; two sisters, Linda Howell and her husband, Kenneth, of Cape Fair, and Donna Roukat and her husband, Dan, of Edmond, Okla.. ...
NANCY GRAVES (09/09/10)
Nancy Marshall Graves, 80, passed away on Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. She was born on May 6, 1930, in Muskogee, Okla., daughter of Ben and Grace (Rousek) Marshall. She graduated from Central High School and Draughon Business School, both of Muskogee. Okla...
WILLIAM WERNER WOOLMAN (09/07/10)
William Werner Woolman was born January 21, 1923, at Dallas, Texas to William Newton and Mary Elizabeth (Werner) Woolman. He died peacefully at home in his sleep on August 27, 2010 in Shell Knob, Mo. He attended school in the first and second grades in Wichita Falls, Texas. His parents moved back to Watonga, Oklahoma in 1931 and he graduated from Watonga High School in 1942. In August 1942, he enrolled in Radio Engineering at Tonkawa, Okla., under the National Youth Administration...
RUTH L. WATKINS (09/07/10)
Ruth L. Watkins, 87, of Yellville, Ark., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at Marion County Nursing Home in Yellville, Ark. She was born Oct. 30, 1922, to parents, Frank and Clara (Farwell) Fogg in Cassville. She had lived in Yellville, Ark., since 1962. She was a retired beautician and she and her husband were the owners of New Method Cleaners. She was a member of Yellville Presbyterian Church...
EMERY RAY TOWLER (09/07/10)
Emery Ray Towler, 60, of Exeter, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, in St. John's Regional Hospital, Springfield. He was born Jan. 2, 1950, in Eagle Rock, the son of Wilbur and Imogene (Goutney) Towler. On Sept. 27, 1968, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Gail "Luann" Stringer, who survives...