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Obituaries from April 2011

RETHA JEAN BRATTIN (04/28/11)
Retha Jean Brattin, 74, of the Ridgley and Wheaton area, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Benchmark Healthcare of Monett, in Monett. She was born Jan. 22, 1937, in Exeter, the daughter of Charlie and Christine (Ellis) Mattingley. She was united in marriage to Pete Brattin, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents...
CARL COOPER, JR. (04/28/11)
Carl Alester Cooper, Jr., 81, of Cassville, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2011, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Lockwood. Services were held today (Wednesday) in Greenfield Funeral Chapel at Greenfield with Pastor Tom anderson officiating. Burial followed at Antioch Cemetery in Everton...
SEAN MICHAEL COLLINS (04/28/11)
Sean Michael Collins, 39, of Golden, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011, in his home. He was born June 14, 1971, in Carthage, the son of Michael C. and Johnna J. (Hodson) Collins. On March 5, 2009, in Eureka Springs, Ark., he was united in marriage to Denise Haddock, who survives...
PAULINE PATTERSON (04/28/11)
Pauline Ellen Patterson, 88, of Cassville, formerly of Wheaton, passed away Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011. She was born, along with her twin brother, Paul, on Sept. 24, 1922, to Roy Lee and Martha (Bixler) Embrey, of rural Stark City. She received her elementary education at Independence, a country school southwest of Fairview. ...
RAYMOND KAPING (04/28/11)
Raymond G. Kaping Sr., 84, of Shell Knob, passed away at Mount Vernon Veterans Home on April 8, 2011. He was born on April 24, 1927, in Waukegan, Ill. son of Rudolph and Florence (Essentrot) Kaping. He served in the Army in Japan from 1946 to 49, Korea in 1951 and Vietnam from 1969 to 70. ...
CHARLES STONE (04/28/11)
Charles L. Stone, 91, of Seneca, formerly of Wheaton, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011, in Joplin Health Care Center, Joplin. Preceding him in death were one son, Edward Lee Stone; his parents, Charles A. and Anna Stone; and one brother, Kenneth Stone...
JESSALYN ELIZABETH MCNEILL (04/28/11)
Jessalyn Elizabeth McNeill, 85, of Cassville, died Sunday, April 24, 2011, in the home of Gary and Dianne McNeill, Bartlesville, Okla. Mrs. McNeill is a member of the United Methodist Church, Cassville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas K. McNeill; her parents Jesse Samuel Marshall and Effie Emeline Smith Marshall, Purdy; her father in-law and mother in-law, John B. and Rilda V. McNeill, Purdy; niece, Sue Ann Doennig, Republic; and nephew, Jeffrey Samuel Marshall, Purdy...
RONNIE SWADLEY (04/21/11)
Ronnie Dean Swadley, 66, of Purdy, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He was born March 20, 1945, in Verona, the son of Earl and Aquilla (Johnson) Swadley. On Oct. 15, 1966, he was united in marriage to Carol Knowles, and she survives...
LAYVON CLARK (04/21/11)
LayVon Clark, 71, of Seligman, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at St. John's Hospital -- Cassville. She was born Oct. 5, 1939, in Geary, Okla., the daughter of Earl and Melinda L. (Andrews) Slate, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one son, Larry Nickles...
VIRGINIA ALLENE MCNABB (04/21/11)
Virginia Allene "Memmie" McNabb, 88, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., formerly of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011, in her home. She was born July 24, 1922, in Washburn, the daughter of Allen and LouVena (Coble) Elgin. On Dec. 2, 1944, she was united in marriage to Paul McNabb, who preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 1997. Also preceding her in death were her parents...
BECKY AGNEW (04/21/11)
Rebecca Ann "Becky" Agnew, 52, of Urich, formerly of Wheaton, passed away Friday, April 15, 2011, in St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City. Preceding her in death were her maternal grandfather; paternal grandparents; one brother, Mike Elliott and one uncle, Ronnie Luney...
LEON KELLY (04/21/11)
Donald "Leon" Kelly, 68, of Monett, passed away on April 12, 2011. He was born Sept. 19, 1942, in Wheaton, the son of Pierce Kelly and Marylen (Forsyth) Kelly. He was united in marriage to Joyce Terry on Dec. 3, 1964. He was a truck driver. In January, he was inducted into the Drag Racing Hall of Fame...
GLEN ROBBINS (04/21/11)
Glen Robbins was born May 30, 1923, in Cassville, Mo., to Neil and Ida Mae Robbins, the sixth of eleven children. He was a part of The Greatest Generation. He was in the second wave of the D-Day invasion at Normandy Beach, fought at the Battle of the Bulge, and received a Purple Heart and four Bronze Stars. After returning home from service at age 21, he married Louise Kipps, of Stella, Mo., whom he first met when he was age 15 and she was 11...
VIRGIL M. KARNS (04/14/11)
Virgil M. Karns, 89, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in his home. He was born Nov. 12, 1921, in Englevale, Kan., the son of Marion H. and Ollie (Jumet) Karns. On April 30, 1986, in Ft. Scott, Kan., he was united in marriage to Pamela Storbeck, who survives...
ROWENA LOUISE HENDRIX (04/14/11)
Rowena Louise (Walden) Hendrix, 72, of Purdy, passed away Monday, April 11, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Sept. 18, 1938, in Washburn, the daughter of Abe and Berneice (Elgin) Walden. On Dec. 22, 1954, she was united in marriage to Jimmie R. Hendrix and he survives...
LENORA LANGSTON MOUDY (04/14/11)
Lenora M. (Brandon) Langston Moudy, 82, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2011, in Cassville Health Care and Rehabilitation. She was born June 16, 1928, in Mineral Springs, the daughter of R.M. and Maggie (Moore) Brandon. On Jan. 25, 1947, she was united in marriage to Paul Langston who preceded her in death on June 22, 1994. She married Morris Moudy on Dec. 26, 1998. He preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 2001. Also preceding her in death were her parents and a daughter in infancy...
LEWIS "DOYLE" CLEMONS (04/14/11)
Lewis "Doyle" Clemons, 88, of Wheaton, passed away Friday, April 8, 2011, in Mt. Vernon Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon. He was born Oct. 21, 1922, in Pineville, the son of Thomas William and Zola Ruth (Taylor) Clemons. He was united in marriage to Virginia Slinkard, and to this union two children were born. She preceded him in death. He later married Hazel Frazier, who also preceded him in death. He then married Nada Nichols, who survives...
THELMA CARLSON (04/14/11)
Thelma D. Carlson, 71 of Shell Knob, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at her home. She was a long time Arkansas City, Kan., resident. In accordance with Thelma's wishes, cremation has been effected. Private family services will be held at Riverview Cemetery, Arkansas City, Kan., at a later date...
ESTON RUSSELL HARRISON (04/14/11)
Eston Russell Harrison, 82, of Wheaton, passed away Monday, April 4, 2011, in Freeman Neosho Hospital, Neosho. He was born July 1, 1928, at home in rural Exeter, the son of Clarence and Affie (May) Harrison. On July 11, 1946, he was united in marriage to Nadine Ridenour...
FAYE MARIE PENDERGRASS FLEISCHMAN (04/14/11)
Faye Pendergrass Fleischman, 92, passed away on April 6, 2011, at the Aurora Nursing home where she had resided since 2005. Faye was born January 12, 1919, in Barry County, Mo., to Edward Willard Fletcher and Nellie Ann Patton Fletcher. She married Earl F. ...
MARJORIE PEARSON (04/14/11)
Marjorie Louise Samuel Pearson, 88, of Cassville, formerly of the Leann/Aurora communities, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the Barry County Care Center in Cassville. She grew up at the Leann community and later moved to Aurora while caring for her father. She worked as a kitchen aide for the nursing home in Texarkana, Ark. She moved to Cassville in 2004...
GRETCHEN CAMERON (04/14/11)
Gretchen L. Cameron, age 91, of Purdy, Mo., passed away at 7:10 a.m. on Monday, April 11, 2011, while at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett, Mo. Gretchen was born on August 29, 1919, in Butterfield, Mo., the daughter of Bob Boyd and Dimple (Darst) Boyd. She graduated with the Class of 1937 from Butterfield High School. ...
ANNE "LORENE" DAVIS (04/14/11)
Anne "Lorene" Davis, 88, of Eagle Rock, passed away Friday, April 8, 2011, near Eagle Rock. She was born July 26, 1922, in Barry County, the daughter of Thomas and Viola (McNabb) Burnette. On July 1, 1939, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Davis, who preceded her in death on May 2, 2004. Also preceding her in death were her parents; four brothers, Eugene, Gaylord, Verle and Brice Burnette; and one sister, Maxine Blythe...
WALTER FRED PRESTON (04/14/11)
Walter Fred Preston, age 85, of Seligman, Missouri, passed away on April 7, 2011, at the Mercy Medical Center in Rogers, Arkansas. Mr. Preston, son of William Walter and Helen Eva (Montgomery) Preston, was born on November 21, 1925, in the Seligman area. ...
ESTON HARRISON (04/07/11)
Eston R. Harrison, 82, of Wheaton, passed away Monday, April 4, 2011, in Freeman Neosho Hospital, Neosho. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton...
JACK HARLEY KING (04/07/11)
Jack Harley King, 80, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011, in his home. He was born Oct. 17, 1930, in Greenwood, S.D., the son of Joseph Vincent and Mary (Rans) King. On Nov. 2, 1957, in Montgomery, Ala., he was united in marriage to Betty Annette Barnes, who survives...
LINDA DUNCAN MAY (04/07/11)
Linda Duncan May, 72 of Cassville, passed away of brain cancer, on March 30, 2011. She was born at Purdy on March 5, 1939, the daughter of Burnis and Violet Duncan. On Aug. 7, 1957, she was united in marriage to Leland May. Her undergraduate education was at Purdy, her bachelor's degree in English at Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar and her master's degree at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville. ...
WANDA L. STEPHENS (04/07/11)
Wanda L. Stephens, 85, of Washburn, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at her home. She was born on Oct. 11, 1925, daughter of CH and Cleo (Stephens) Pendergraft in McDonald County. She grew up and attended school in the McDonald County area. She was united in marriage to Onza Stephens on Nov. 21, 1943. Shortly after their union, they moved to the Washburn area to make their home, where Onza was employed as a logger and she often assisted him. He preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1987...
THELMA CARLSON (04/07/11)
Thelma D. Carlson, 71, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in her home. Arrangements will be announced by Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
BECKY BOX PILANT (04/07/11)
Becky Box Pilant, 59, of St. Louis, passed away April 1, 2011, after a short illness. She was the wife of Dale L. Pilant and "Bemaw" of Bryant, Kaitlin and William Pilant, all of St. Louis and Dale's family home in Washburn. She born in Cynthiana, Ky., on July 31, 1951, the daughter of Ruth M. and the late Lark K. Box. She was the sister of Terry Box, Marylark Box, Judy Ross, Jeanne Box, Michael Box and Laura Powers...
VICKIE WALTERS (04/07/11)
Vickie K. Sutton Walters, 47, of Butterfield, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2011, in Neosho. She was born Oct. 8, 1963, in Bakersfield, Calif., the daughter of Harold E. and Beulah I. (Bolton) Smith. On March 2, 2010, in Wheaton, she was united in marriage to William Bud Walters, who survives...
DORA HELEN SPAULDING (04/07/11)
Dora Helen (Beaver) Spaulding, 98, of Pierce City, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2011, at her home. She was born on Oct. 3, 1912, in Stella, the daughter of Carence Craven and Bessie Mae (Bufford) Kirk. She attended Horton School near Rocky Comfort. On July 10, 1928, she married George Irvin Beaver in Cassville, and he preceded her in death on June 7, 1966. She and George moved to Redding, Calif., and in 1982, she returned to Missouri...
CHARLES RAY ENGLAND (04/07/11)
Charles Ray England, age 81, of Cassville, Missouri, left his earthly home to be with God on March 30, 2011. Charles was the youngest son of George and Nerva Brock England. He was born on May 22, 1929, in the Mineral Springs community, attended elementary school at Gaddis, graduated from Cassville High School in 1946, and attended Monett Junior College...