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Obituaries from January 2011

MARY GENEVA TOWNSEND (01/27/11)
Mary Geneva Townsend, 90, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born July 26, 1920, in Greenbrier, Ark., the daughter of Fred and Susie (Noe) Thomas. On Feb. 19, 1943, in Little Rock, Ark., she was united in marriage to Robert W. "Bob" Townsend, who preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2010. Also preceding her in death were her parents...
CARL BURNETT (01/27/11)
Carl L. Burnett, 80, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, in Integris Grove General Hospital, Grove, Okla. He was born Aug. 22, 1930, in Raton, N.M., the son of Chester M. and Ruth Ann (Basarge) Burnett. On June 9, 1956, he was united in marriage to Joyce Stebens, who preceded him in death on Dec. 10, 2005. Also preceding him in death were his parents, one brother, one sister, and a great-grandson...
GREG DEPPE (01/20/11)
Greg Deppe, 63, of Shell Knob, passed away on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Cox South in Springfield. He was born on Jan. 7, 1947, in St Louis, the son of Harold Deppe and Mildred Owens Deppe. He was raised in Mt. Sterling. After his 18-year term in the U.S. Army, where he served in Vietnam, he became employed at Kennedy Contractors in Springfield, where he handled heavy equipment and bulldozers...
DOROTHY HOWETT (01/20/11)
Dorothy Howett, 89, of Wheaton, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at her residence in Wheaton. She was born on July 2, 1922, in Plainview, Neb., the daughter of Henry Maze and Hazel Maze Foster. She was united in marriage to David Howett on Nov. 20, 1955, in Las Vegas, Nev. She worked for Douglas Aircraft as an accounts payable clerk in Long Beach, Calif., before moving to Wheaton in 1972, where she and her husband farmed. She was of the Lutheran faith...
"MAC" MCCARNEY REEDER (01/20/11)
Ferman "Mac" McCarney Reeder, 72, of Seligman, passed away on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at his home. He was born on July 29, 1938, in Nowata, Okla., son of Neal McCarney Reeder and Francis Eudora Miles. He owned his own business, Boulevard 37 Auto Salvage in Seligman, and although he retired 10 years ago, he kept it as a hobby...
MARY G. TOWNSEND (01/20/11)
Mary G. Townsend, 90, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center. 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...
HELEN MARIE HENDRIX (01/20/11)
Helen Marie (Barnes) Hendrix, 82, of Washburn, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at the home of her nephew, Ralph Hendrix. She was born Feb. 6, 1928, in Ottawa, Kan., the daughter of Leslie Lawrence and Amelia Francis (Loewen) Barnes. On Nov. 1, 1943, in Seligman, she was united in marriage to Willie Hendrix, who preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 2010. Also preceding her in death were her parents; and infant son at birth, Jody; and a brother, Leslie Eugene Barnes...
NEOMA BELL CLOUD (01/20/11)
Neoma Bell Cloud, 86, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, in her home. She was born May 27, 1924, in Powell, the daughter of Winferd and Ruth (Nodine) Camp. On March 27, 1942, in Stella, she was united in marriage to Cecil Cloud, who survives...
TERESA MILLER (01/20/11)
Teresa Miller, 54, of Cassville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at her home in Cassville. She was born on Oct. 5, 1956, in Merced, Calif., daughter of R.B. and Wanda Boman Smith. She and her two sisters, "The Smith Girls" owned and operated numerous restaurants in southwest Missouri, including The Wagon Wheel in Diamond, The Duck Inn and the Lindenwood Hotel in Purdy, the Donut Shop in Cassville, The Whistle Stop and the Sale Barn Café in Exeter and the Over the Hill Grill at the Cassville Golf Club. ...
JUDY COOPER (01/20/11)
Judith L. "Judy" Cooper, 70, of Wheaton, passed away at her home Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, after a lengthy illness. She was born July 11, 1940, in Cassville, the daughter of Ted and Georgia (Williams) Hopkins. On Sept. 5, 1958, she was united in marriage to Don Cooper. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents...
SADIE B. HURLEY (01/20/11)
Sadie B. Hurley, 78, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born May 14, 1932, in Fulton County, Ill., the daughter of Harry and Stella (Wrestler) Heffren. On Nov. 16, 1968, she was united in marriage to Gary Thomas, who preceded her in death. ...
ROBERT E. MULLENAX (01/20/11)
Robert E. Mullenax, 81, of Cassville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at his residence in Cassville. He was born on July 18, 1929, in Flagler, Colo., son of Earnest George and Ora Fulbright Mullenax. He grew up in Colorado but lived in several places before coming to Missouri in the 1960s. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran having served during the Korean Conflict as a firefighter. He spent 53 years as an over-the-road truck driver...
ALENE SCOTT (01/20/11)
Alene Scott, 97, of Humphreys, passed away at 4:10 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at the Foxwood Springs Living Center in Raymore. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Mt. Zion Christian Church, south of Humphreys. Burial will be in the Campground Cemetery, east of Osgood...
CARL L. BURNETT (01/20/11)
Carl L. Burnett, 80, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, in Integris Grove General Hospital, Grove, Okla. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Brother Steve Higgs will conduct the services. Burial will be at Rocky Comfort Cemetery, Rocky Comfort...
GINA MARIE LITTLEFIELD (01/20/11)
Gina Marie Littlefield, 37, of Wheaton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, in University Hospital, Columbia. She was born Sept. 7, 1973, in Stella, the daughter of Carl and Carolyn (Rowe) Ellis. On Oct. 13, 1990, in Rocky Comfort, she was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Lincoln Littlefield, who survives...
JUDITH L. "JUDY" COOPER (01/13/11)
Judith L. "Judy" Cooper, 70, of Wheaton, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, in her home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton...
DENNIS RICKEY NEWMAN (01/13/11)
Dennis Rickey Newman, 60, of Oak Grove, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, in Houston, Texas. He was born in Cassville, Sept. 18, 1950, the son of Rayburn "Buckles" and Opal (Terry) Newman. On June 27, 1970, he was united in marriage to Debby Saunders, who survives...
FONTELLA "FURL" BRANSTETTER (01/13/11)
Fontella "Furl" Branstetter, 87, of Purdy, passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born Sept. 16, 1923, in McDowell, the daughter of Rual and Lydia (Koch) Seitz. In March 1940, she was united in marriage to Bee Branstetter, and to this union four children were born...
MARK KENTON DUNSTAN II (01/13/11)
Mark Kenton Dunstan II, 20, of Eldon, Mo., passed away Friday evening Jan. 7, 2011, in Mountain View, Mo., from injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident where he had fallen asleep and died dreaming of the people and things he loved. On March 21, 1990, he was born in Osage Beach, Mo., to Mark Kenton Dunstan I and Melissa Renee (Cooper) Scritchfield...
PATRICIA JANE CLAIR (01/06/11)
Patricia Jane Clair, 78, of Bartlesville, Okla., formerly from Exeter, passed away on Dec. 23, 2010. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mildred and Herman Black, of Exeter.
ELIZABETH HULSE (01/06/11)
Elizabeth "Lu" Hulse, 84, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born Dec. 5, 1926, in Pawhuska, Okla., the daughter of Luther and Lola Clarice (Grissette) Wood. In February 1945, in Pawhuska, Okla., she was united in marriage to Albert "Leo" Hulse, who preceded her in death in June 1998. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters and two brothers...
MARJORIE MASSEY (01/06/11)
She was born June 9, 1919, in Geyser, Montana, the daughter of Hugh Allen and Cleda Fern (Lowe) Best. On December 20, 1941, in San Antonio, Texas, she was united in marriage to George G. Massey, who preceded her in death on September 27, 1993. Also preceding her in death were her parents, a son, George Massey, Jr.; two sisters, Janet and Kathryn; and a brother, Floyd...
PATRICIA ANN "PAT" ROBINSON (01/06/11)
Patricia Ann "Pat" Robinson, 80, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born May 17, 1930, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of Vernon Arthur and Mary Elizabeth (Hamilton) Lennartson. On June 26, 1948, in Osseo, Minn., she was united in marriage to Richard Gordon Robinson, who preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 2005. Also preceding her in death were her parents; a son, Leonard George Robinson; and a sister; Verna Mae Swaser...
MARVIN PUCKETT (01/06/11)
Marvin L. Puckett, 74, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Barry County Care Center in Cassville. He was born on June 15, 1936, in Fort Lupton, Colo., the son of Ralph Joseph and Lucy May (Starbuck) Puckett. He was united in marriage to Doris Mayfield on June 22, 1956, in Alva, Okla...
ELSIE BOWMAN (01/06/11)
Elsie Marie Thompson Bowman, 101, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at the Red Rose Health and Rehab in Cassville. She was born on July 24, 1909, in Cassville, the daughter of Charley and Anna Henson Thompson. She was a lifetime resident of Barry County and was a graduate of Cassville High School. ...
DAVID W. LOOPER (01/06/11)
David W. Looper, 92, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Nov. 24, 1918, in St. Joseph, the son of Harry Otis and Bertha Mae (Newmeyer) Looper. On Nov. 11, 1942, in Muncie, Kan., he was united in marriage to Lalah B. Foster, who preceded him in death on March 15, 2004. Also preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Art Looper...
ZACHARY K. CLEVENGER (01/06/11)
Zachary K. Clevenger (Sturgell), 21, of Jenkins, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born May 27, 1989, in Springfield, the son of Connie (Ash) Clevenger. Preceding him in death was his grandfather, Oliver Ash...
CHESTER KRZYANIAK (01/06/11)
Chester Krzyzaniak, 90, of Enon, Ohio, formerly of Golden and Butterfield, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, in Community Hospital, Springfield, Ohio. He was born May 24, 1920, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Michael and Julia (Wojcicka) Krzyzaniak. On Aug. 15, 1957, in Hinsdale, Ill., he was united in marriage to Adaline Wendt, who preceded him in death on Aug. 9, 1984. Also preceding him in death were his parents...
LOLA TERRY (01/06/11)
Lola Terry, 98, of Purdy, passed away at her home Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, with her family by her side. She was born Aug. 31, 1912, in Jenkins, to Robert Elisha and Deila (Passley) Henson. She united in marriage to Norman Terry on May 16, 1936, in Purdy. He preceded her in death on Sept.10, 1972...
ERNA HARTWIG (01/06/11)
Erna Hartwig, 81, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, in her home. She was born Dec. 27, 1929, in Oeste Prussia, Germany, the daughter of Emil and Emilie (Schmalz) Hartwig, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were four brothers and five sisters...
NADINE SHERWOOD (01/06/11)
L. Nadine Jaques Sherwood died in Florence, Ala., on Dec. 10, 2010. She was born on April 16, 1914, to Daniel and Souvina Jaques near Cassville. She was the youngest of 10 children. She married John Frank Banning in 1939. They eventually settled in Knoxville, Iowa, in 1952 and raised two sons, John and Deryll. They divorced in 1962. she worked for many years for the Veterans Administration in Knoxville, Iowa, and in Columbia. She married Kermit Sherwood in 1974. He preceded her in death...