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Obituaries from November 2010

LEONARD GERALD "JERRY" STEVERSON (11/25/10)
Leonard Gerald "Jerry" Steverson, 77, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born July 25, 1933, in Garfield, Ark., the son of Warren Dean and Florence (Pippin) Steverson. On Nov. 6, 1950, in Russell, Kan., he was united in marriage to Barbara Zinn, who survives...
BOBBIE JANE MILLER (11/25/10)
Bobbie Jane Miller, 70, of Wheaton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born May 10, 1940, in Talala, Okla., the daughter of Bob and Norma (Best) Hill. On March 2, 1973, in Miami, Okla., she was united in marriage to Frank Miller, who preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 2006. Also preceding her in death were her parents and two grandchildren...
RUTH MARIE BAIN (11/25/10)
Ruth Marie Bain, 87, of Olathe, Kan., passed away, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at her home. Memorial services were held Monday at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. She was born Oct. 17, 1923, in Kansas City to Harold and Annie Lowry Rice. She married Charles F. Bain on June 19, 1942, in Independence. She worked for Safeway for 25 years and later worked at French Market in Overland Park, Kan...
MINNIE IRENE CORNELL (11/25/10)
Minnie Irene Cornell, 88, of Holton, Kan., formerly of Exeter, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, in Eastridge Nursing Facility, Centralia, Kan. She was born Sept. 1, 1922, in Exeter, the daughter of Beacher "B.B." and Gussie Annie (Cooper) Antle. On March 10, 1939, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Ralph E. ...
LAVADA JUANITA SANDERLIN (11/18/10)
Lavada Juanita Sanderlin, 95, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation, Cassville. She was born Sept. 8, 1915, in Randlett, Okla., the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Loes Bertha (Depew) Cassell. In 1935, in Lawton, Okla., she was united in marriage to Rev. Fred Sanderlin, who preceded her in death in February 2003. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Wayne Sanderlin; and two brothers...
ALTON RICHARD BITTLE (11/18/10)
Alton Richard Bittle, 81, of Rogers, Ark., died Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at his home. Alton was born December 26, 1928 in Shiloh, Ark., to the late Harvey and Sarah (Bullard) Bittle. Alton served his country in Korea in the Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Sarah, and one brother, G.H. Bittle...
JOHN REED (11/18/10)
John W. Reed, 81, of Cassville, passed away on Nov. 10, 2010. He was born on Dec. 5, 1928, in Springfield, to Eldon Reed and Josephine Ritchie Reed. He was one of 12 children born to them. He was united in marrigage to Joyce (Owens) Reed on Nov. 17, 1961, in Arlington, Texas, and she survives...
BARBARA SUE WHITMORE (11/18/10)
Barbara Sue Whitmore, 53, of Butterfield, passed away on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at her home. She was born on Aug. 5, 1957, in Kansas City, the daughter of Herold Pope and Barbara Glunz. She was also the stepdaughter of Danny Eugene Esquire III. She was united in marriage to Wayne Edward Whitmore on July 22, 2006...
DARRELL WAYNE CLUBB (11/18/10)
Darrell Wayne Clubb, 31, of Exeter, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, in St. John's Hospital--Cassville. He was born Oct. 3, 1979, in Bentonville, Ark., the son of David and Onida (Burkett) Clubb, who survive. Additional survivors include: his fiance, Andreah Hudson, of Exeter; his paternal grandmother, Margie Clubb, of Park Hill; and a half-sister, Christie Burkett, of Cassville...
MICHAEL D. "MIKE" MOORE (11/18/10)
Michael D. "Mike" Moore, 46, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Jan. 29, 1964, in Lamar, Colo., the son of Lonnie and Katherine (Snodgrass) Moore. On May 16, 1987, in Shell Knob, he was united in marriage to Brenda Lee (Wilson) Fulp, who survives...
MORGAN JAMES MURPHY (11/18/10)
Morgan James Murphy, 24, of Cassville, passed away at his home Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. He was born in Springfield on April 8, 1986. Survivors include: his mother and father, Teresa and Karroll Boxley, of Cassville; a daughter, Kiley Jaymes Murphy; two brothers Levi and Logan Boxley, both of Cassville; three sisters, Kaylee Boxley, Kamala Harris and Jessica Harris, all of Cassville; and two grandmothers, Sharon Sparks, of Cassville, and Fern Boxley, of Washburn...
LAVERN HILBURN (11/18/10)
Lavern Hilburn, 88, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. He was born the son of Elree and Tena Hilburn on Sept. 11, 1922. He attended Quaker School. He was united in marriage to Pearlene Boggess on July 31, 1942, and to this union were born five daughters. Lavern was saved in 1962...
DELBERT J.R. GRAVES (11/18/10)
Delbert J.R. Graves, 78, of Wheaton, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, in his home. He was born March 28, 1932, in Cassville, the son of Avie W. and Trudie Mae (Sherman) Graves. On Oct. 2, 1956, in Miami, Okla., he was united in marriage to Georgia Tucker, and to this union two daughters were born...
GRACE RYAN (11/18/10)
Ara "Grace" Ryan, 93, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. She was born Oct. 14, 1917, in Clayton, N.M., the daughter of Arthur Powell and Willa Mae (Riggins) Speer. On Aug. 21, 1937, in Cassville she was united in marriage to Clyde H. Ryan, and to this union two children were born...
DIANE MARIE GIBBY (11/18/10)
Diane Marie Gibby, 60, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, in St. John's Hospital -- Cassville. Preceding her in death was her father. She received her education in Carthage, graduating from high school with the Class of 1968. She was a housing supervisor for several years for Lakeview Estates. Before moving to Cassville seven months ago, she resided in Sarcoxie...
ELMER ALBERT "TINY" WALRATH (11/12/10)
Elmer Albert "Tiny" Walrath, 84, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born May 26, 1926, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Elmer Roy and Florence (Schuitt) Walrath. On April 25, 1953, in Chicago, Ill., he was united in marriage to Lorraine Hofmann, who preceded him in death on Dec. 11, 1989. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Richard Walrath; and a son-in-law, Kenneth Erick...
REV. JIM FORKNER (11/12/10)
Rev. Jim Hall Forkner died on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010. He was born on April 26, 1932, in Tulsa Okla., the son of William Irl Forkner and Vera Hall Forkner. He grew up in Tulsa, Okla., and graduated from Will Rogers High School and attended Tulsa University for two years. ...
ELMER "TINY" ALBERT WALRATH (11/04/10)
Elmer "Tiny" Albert Walrath, 84, passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Shell Knob, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob...
JAMES EARL "JIM" GOADE (11/04/10)
James Earl "Jim" Goade, 72, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. He was born in Cassville on Sept. 7, 1938, the son of William and ClorAnna (Pruitt) Goade. On June 21, 1959, in the First Baptist Church, Cassville, he was united in marriage to Donna Sue Dryer, who preceded him in death on Aug. 26, 2002. He was also preceded in death by his parents...
ROBERT GENE DEEDS (11/04/10)
Robert Gene Deeds, 61, of Joplin, passed away Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in his home. Preceding him in death was one sister, Nora Ebsch. Cremation arrangements are under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory...
EMMA JEAN PATTON (11/04/10)
Emma Jean Patton, 81, of Monett, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, in Benchmark Health Care, Monett. She was born June 28, 1929, in Seligman, the daughter of Charley and Nancy (Barnes) Adams. She was united in marriage to Ralph Edwin Wormington, who preceded her in death in 1968. Later she married Orbie Patton, who also preceded her in death...
RUBY LORENE FLETCHER (11/04/10)
Ruby Lorene Fletcher, 86, of Washburn, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, in her home. She was born June 9, 1924, in Star Hollow near Washburn, the daughter of John and Effie (Snook) Day. On April 16, 1942, in Washburn, she was united in marriage to Dow E. Fletcher, who preceded her in death on March 15, 1994. Also preceding her in death were her parents, two daughters, one son, five brothers, three sisters and two grandchildren...
DOROTHY BROOKS (11/04/10)
Dorothy Maye Brooks, 71, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Sept. 24, 1939, in Cassville, the daughter of Jack and Ethel (Smith) Barrett. On June 1, 1957, she was united in marriage to Marland Brooks. ...
THOMAS KING MCNEILL (11/04/10)
Thomas King McNeill, age 85, of Cassville, Missouri, died Sunday, October 31, 2010, at 4:07 p.m., in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Dianne McNeill. He was born in McDonald County, Missouri, on June 18, 1925, the son of John Bethel and Rilda Virginia (King) McNeill. He was united in marriage on May 12, 1944, at the family home in Purdy to Jessalyn Elizabeth Marshall. His grandfather Henry Smith King performed the ceremony...