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Obituaries from February 2011

HOWARD E. SMITH (02/24/11)
Howard E. Smith, 79, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at his home. He was born on June 29, 1931, son of Ed and Dorothy (Sther) Smith in Spokane, Wash. At the age of 2, He moved with his family to Seattle, Wash., where he was raised and spent most of his life. ...
WENDELL BOYD STRINGER (02/24/11)
Wendell Boyd Stringer, 52, of Golden, passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at his home. He was born in Cassville, on Oct. 29, 1958, the son of Aaron C. and Edith D. (Garrett) Stringer, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Emery Towler...
RAYMOND STAPLETON, JR. (02/24/11)
Raymond Stapleton, Jr., 66, of Verona, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in his home following a lengthy illness. He was born June 24, 1944, in Shell Knob, the son of the late Dale and Margie Stapleton. He was retired from a family owned cleaning business. Prior to his cleaning business, he worked for 11 years as a butcher at Russ' Supermarket in Purdy...
CLYDE LLOYD HAGEE (02/24/11)
Clyde Lloyd Hagee, 80, of Purdy, formerly of Washburn, passed away Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. He was born Nov. 30, 1930, in El Paso, Texas, the son of Ralph C. and Myrtis (Tannehill) Hagee. On Aug. 20, 1950, in Mason, Texas, he was united in marriage to Lucille J. Kelso, who preceded him in death on Feb. 7, 1999, after 48 years of marriage. Also preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Bruce and Gordon Hagee; and a great-granddaughter...
MELISSA KAYE KIEF (02/24/11)
Melissa Kaye Kief, 10-year-old daughter of Kenneth Kief and granddaughter of Kenneth and Arenda Kief, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, following injuries she received in a car accident. Besides her father and paternal grandparents, she is also survived by her mother, Dorothy Michelle Kief; her maternal grandparents, John and Linda Bebout; a half-brother, Korey Stark, of Bolivar; an uncle, Chris Kief, of Cassville; and a special cousin, Darlene Ada Kief, of Neosho.. ...
RALPH TABOR (02/17/11)
Ralph Tabor, 82, of Shell Knob, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He was born on Nov. 8, 1928, in Springdale, Ark., son of Henry and Irene (Tweedy) Tabor. He attended Monitor Country School in Arkansas. He then joined the U.S. ...
ALFRED "PETE" SAUNDERS (02/17/11)
Alfred "Pete" Saunders, 88, of Purdy, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Cox Monett Hospital in Monett. He was born on July 3, 1922, son of Clarence and Cora Preddy Saunders, in Cassville. He was a longtime resident of Barry County and worked for Bill Roller for many years as a machine shop foreman. ...
WILLIAM "BILL" PENNEWELL (02/17/11)
William "Bill" Edward Pennewell, 75, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at his home. He was born Feb. 23, 1935, in Stover, the son of William Bryan and Lettie (Hutchenson) Pennewell. On June 1, 1955, in Kansas City, Kan., he was united in marriage to Barbara Jean Slater, who survives...
RANDALL RALPH "RANDY" JOHNSTON (02/17/11)
Randall Ralph "Randy" Johnston, 54, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, in his home. He was born Dec. 4, 1956, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Ralph Thomas and Meryl Helen (Layson) Johnston, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were two brothers; one sister and the love of his life, Peggy Smith...
LARRY BLYTHE (02/17/11)
Larry Hudson Blythe passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at the Mt. Vernon Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, Mo., at the age of 79 years. Mr. Blythe, son of William Clinton and Amy Jewell (Hudson) Blythe, was born on March 29, 1931, in Cassville, Mo. He was a lifelong Cassville resident and was a 1949 graduate of Cassville High School...
PAT BASS (02/17/11)
Pat Bass, age 78, of Monett, Mo., formerly of Eagle Rock, Mo., passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Lacoba Homes in Monett following a lengthy illness. Pat was born on December 11, 1932, in Monett; the son of the late Elisha and Thelma (Thomas) Bass. Pat was a graduate of the Class of 1950 in Monett...
NOLA ASH (02/17/11)
Nola F. Ash, 93, of Monett, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, in Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. She was born June 12, 1917, in McDowell, the daughter of Edward C. and Myrtle (King) Koch. On March 12, 1936, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Warner Ash, who preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 2005. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother-in-law and one sister-in-law...
BETTY MAE VADER (02/17/11)
Betty Mae Vader, 90, of Eagle Rock, passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, in Brighton Ridge Nursing Home, Eureka Springs, Ark. She was born Dec. 5, 1920, in Springdale, Ark., the daughter of William and Ruth (Denton) Cook. On July 23, 1939, in Kansas City, she was united in marriage to Ira Senter Vader, who preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2006. Also preceding her in death were her parents; a grandson, three brothers, George, Lawrence and William Cook; and a sister, Geraldine Lewis...
MARGIE CHANDLER (02/17/11)
Marguaret "Margie" Louise Chandler, 76 of Cassville, Mo., passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at the St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. Margie, or Mimi, as many called her, was born Nov. 29, 1934, near Exeter, Mo., in Barry County. She was the daughter of the late Charles "Chock" and Bertha (Cassity) Moore. ...
HERBERT LEE RIOTT (02/17/11)
Herbert Lee Riott, 69, of Purdy, passed away at his home on Feb. 12, 2011. He was born on Sept. 6, 1941 in Abesville, son of Claude and Mary (Coin) Riott. He was raised in the Barry County area and attended school in McDowell. He worked most of his life in construction and as an independent truck driver...
BERNETA OPAL DALTON (02/17/11)
Berneta Opal Dalton, 90, of Miami, Okla., formerly of rural Cassville, passed away on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at her home. She was born on May 5, 1920, in Eagle Rock, daughter of Ruben and Ida (Shrum) Maloney. She was united in marriage to Bennett Theodore Dalton on June 5, 1938, at Oak Ridge in Barry County. ...
VICKI D. BURCH (02/17/11)
Vicki D. Burch, 37, of Purdy, passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in her home. She was born Aug. 19, 1973, in Aurora, the daughter of Robert E. and Virginia (Shelley) Carter. On March 31, 1996, in Butterfield, she was united in marriage to Bill Burch, who survives...
VIRGINIA L. SIMS (02/10/11)
Virginia L. Sims, 81, of Butterfield, passed away at Cox South in Springfield on Feb. 6, 2011. She was born to John Anderson and Helen Roberts on Oct. 5, 1929, in Albia, Iowa. She worked in the food industry. She married Samuel Leonard Sims who preceded her in death...
MARIE Z. WHITTENHALL (02/10/11)
Marie Z. Whittenhall, 101, of Monett, passed away Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, in Lacoba Nursing Home, Monett. She was born Aug. 28, 1909, in South Dakota. She was united in marriage to Paul Murdock, who preceded her in death. In September 1975 in Emporia, Kan., she married Paul Whittenhall, who preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 1995. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, James Whittenhall, and two sisters...
LAWRENCE WAYNE RESZ (02/10/11)
Lawrence Wayne Resz, 25, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. He was born in Springfield on Aug. 7, 1985, the son of Lawrence and Donna (Dougherty) Resz. Survivors include: his father, Lawrence A. Resz and his fiancée, Debbie Wilson, of Cassville; his mother, Donna Dougherty, of Kansas City; grandfathers, Sam Dougherty, of Independence, and Lawrence "Leroy" Resz, of Cassville; great-grandmother, Mildred Resz, of Cassville; daughter, Emily Resz, of Joplin; sister, Christina Resz, of Cassville; stepsister, Holly Terry, of Branson; and step-brother, Chad Terry, of Berryville, Ark.. ...
LARRY BLYTHE (02/10/11)
Larry Blythe, 79, of Cassville, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cassville with Rev. James Weaver officiating...
MARY REGINA DUBUQUE (02/10/11)
Mary Regina Dubuque, 87, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born March 31, 1923, in St. Louis, the daughter of Charles and Anna M. (Rieser) Gardner. On Sept. 17, 1949, in St. Louis, she was united in marriage to Raymond A. Dubuque, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers and a grandson...
MARY BUTCHER (02/10/11)
Mary M. Butcher, 82, of Eagle Rock, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at the Red Rose Health and Rehab in Cassville. She and her stillborn twin brother came into this world on Nov. 5, 1928, in Pawhuska, Okla. Her parents, Albert Earnest Weston and Lydia Estella (Beaver) Weston, were born and raised in Seligman...
OPAL SANTEE (02/10/11)
Opal Lee Santee, 87, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, in Freeman Neosho Hospital, Neosho. She was born April 9, 1923, in Stella, the daughter of Joseph Oran and Nellie (Jones) Long. On Aug. 2, 1940, in Neosho, she was united in marriage to Nathan Santee, who preceded her in death on June 15, 2000. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Bill Long and James "J.C." Long; and one sister, Esther Santee...
DOLLY BARNES (02/10/11)
Dolly Barnes, 91, of Jenkins, passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at St. John's Hospital, Cassville. She was born May 10, 1919, in Piney Mountains to Thomas and Lilly (Cook) Hilton. She was united in marriage to J.O. "Jim" Barnes in 1935. He preceded her in death...
LOLA N. ISLEY (02/10/11)
Lola N. Isley, 93, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in her home. She was born May 13, 1917, in Barry County, the daughter of Luther Washington and Bessie (Burbridge) Smith. On June 17, 1950, in Eureka Springs, Ark., she was united in marriage to Luther "Slim" Isley, who preceded her in death on March 13, 1969. ...
RALPH E. HAMILTON (02/10/11)
Ralph E. Hamilton departed this life at 8:45 p.m, Saturday, February 5, 2011, in Manor Care Nursing Home at the age of 104 years, seven months and 14 days. Ralph was born on June 22, 1906, near Crocker, Missouri, and was preceded in death by his parents J.E. (Ed) and Carrie Claiborn, Hamilton; his wife of 68 years, Mae Thornsberry; sisters, Hazel and Crystal; brother Harold; and daughter, Juanita Sue...
EVA MAYE "PAT" LEONARD (02/10/11)
Eva Maye "Pat" Leonard, 89, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at the home of her daughter in Lee's Summit. She was born Dec. 3, 1921, in Grand Junction, Colo., the daughter of Irven Louis and Katie Mae (Wages) Patton. On Dec. 27, 1941, she was united in marriage to Carl Leonard, who preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1990. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one sister; one brother; and one grandson...
RICHARD LLOYD MURPHY (02/03/11)
Richard Lloyd Murphy, 79, of Golden, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at his home in Emerald Beach. He was born on Oct. 10, 1931, in Enid, Okla., the son of Jesse Murphy and Dollie McHendry Murphy. He was a graduate of Carrier High School in Carrier, Okla., and Northwestern Oklahoma State College in Alva, Okla...
BILLIE JAMES MIZER (02/03/11)
Billie James Mizer, 78, of Wichita, Kan., passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011. He was born April 15, 1932, in Purdy, the was the son of James L. Mizer and Naomi and Henry Ferguson. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Wilma Hall, brother, Buddy Mizer, and daughter, Rita Cabral...
MARVIN PRICE, JR. (02/03/11)
Marvin L. "Salty" Price, Jr., 85 of Vernon, Texas, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Funeral service were held Friday at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating was Rev. Irl Holt. Interment was at Eastview Cemetery. He was born Feb. ...
DAVID LEE PECK (02/03/11)
David Lee Peck, 81, of Eagle Rock, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Cedar Ridge Care Center in Cassville. He was born Jan. 21, 1930, in Morris, Kan., to Calvin and Yula Peck. He attended school in Kansas City, Kan., graduating from Turner High School in 1950. He retired in 1992 from AT&T after more than 20 years as a building technician...