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Obituaries from June 2011

DUSTIN GAUSS (06/29/11)
Dustin Gauss, 30, of Cassville, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He was born on Oct. 7, 1980, son of Mike and Nancy (Dummit) Gauss, in Monett. He was a life-long resident of Cassville, graduating from Cassville High School in 1999...
JERRY KITTERMAN (06/29/11)
Jerry Ralph Kitterman, 72, passed away on June 23, 2011, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, Ark. He was born August 15, 1938 in Grainola, Okla., to Ralph Albert and Bertha Alberta (Johnson) Kitterman. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law Thomas Fletcher, Aaron, Ross, and Robert LeRoy Schopp; and his sister-in-law, Linda Kitterman...
DAVID BRADFORD, SR. (06/29/11)
David Bradford Sr., 59, of Bentonville, Ark., formerly of Seligman, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2011, at the Circle of Life Hospice Home in Springdale, Ark. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the White Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will follow at the New Salem Cemetery in Seligman with military honors. Memorials may be made to the Circle of Life Hospice and may be entrusted to the White Funeral Home...
RICHARD "DICK" JOHNSTON (06/29/11)
Richard Edge "Dick" Johnston, 83, of Cassville, passed away Friday, June 24, 2011, in his home. He was born Jan. 3, 1928, in Atlanta, Ga., the son of Walter E. and Nelle (Edge) Johnston. On June 29, 1952, he was united in marriage to Stella S. Graalfs, who preceded him in death on May 19, 2006. Also preceding him in death were his parents and one sister, Mildred McBlair...
DR. JAMES H. "JIM" TIMMONS (06/29/11)
Dr. James H. "Jim" Timmons, 87, of Pittsburg, Kan., passed away Monday, June 27, 2011, in Brandon Woods South Retirement Home, Lawrence, Kan. He was born on Nov. 1, 1923, in Mineral Springs. He was the fifth child of Roy and Bertha Timmons. After graduating from Cassville High School in 1943, he joined the U.S. ...
EDITH FAWVER (06/29/11)
Edith B. Fawver, 91, of Tucson, Ariz., passed away Friday, June 24, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Walt Dillow will conduct the services. Burial will be in Seligman Cemetery...
VIVIAN MAY MEDLIN RAUCH (06/29/11)
Vivian May Medlin Rauch, 92, passed away in her home Monday, June 27, 2011. She was born April 3, 1919, in Monett, Mo., to O.C. and Sarah Elizabeth Allcock Medlin. She graduated from Monett High School with the class of 1937. In January of 1942, she married her high school sweetheart, Warren C. "Pete" Rauch and he preceded her in death in October 1983...
JERRY CARR (06/29/11)
Jerome Oliver "Jerry" Carr, 51, of Washburn, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011, in Cassville Health Care and Rehab, Cassville. He was born June 19, 1960, in San Diego, Calif., the son of Jack Olderson Carr, Sr. and Mary Orma (Swindle) Carr. At the age of seven, he moved with his family to Washburn, where he received his education and graduated from Southwest High School. ...
CHARLIE F. KERN (06/29/11)
Charlie F. Kern, 86, of Aurora, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011, in St. John's Hospital, Aurora. He was born July 26, 1924, in Pennsylvania, the son of Samuel Newton and Louie B. (Chess) Kern, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were one sister, Annebelle, and five brothers, William, Leslie, David, Arthur and Leroy...
CYRENA JOHNSON (06/22/11)
Cyrena Mae Starr Johnson, 72 of Joplin, passed away at 5:50 a.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Freeman West Hospital Emergency Room. Born Nov. 12, 1938, in Phillipsburg, Kan., she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Marie Merklein Starr. She moved to North Kansas City, and then to Cassville in 1968. ...
KENNETH DONOHO (06/22/11)
Kenneth Donoho, 92, of Cassville, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2011 at Cassville Health & Rehab in Cassville. He was born on March 19, 1919, in Sullivan County near the town of Humphreys, the son of George and Grace (Smith) Donoho. He attended school in Humphreys and was valedictorian of the class of 1936...
CHESTER DUDLEY (06/22/11)
Chester Carl "Chet" Dudley, 83, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, June 20, 2011, at his home. He was born April 29, 1928, in Walker, Iowa, the son of Frank Stewart and Clara Jane (Price) Dudley. On June 23, 1946, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he was united in marriage to Guinevere A. Barnes, who survives. This year would have been their 65th anniversary...
SETH HALL (06/22/11)
Seth Marcus Hall, 16, of Cassville, passed away Friday, June 17, 2011, in Drew Memorial Hospital, Monticello, Ark. He was born Sept. 2, 1994, in Joplin, the son of Angelia (England) Hall, who survives. Additional survivors include: his sister, Stephanie Bowling and her husband, David, of Cassville; his brother, Shawn Hall, of Cassville; his grandfather, Dan England of Ridgley; a great-grandmother, Sybil England, of Ridgley; a step-grandfather, John Bierschwal, of Exeter; two aunts, Melissa Reynolds, of Neosho, and Crystal Cranford, of Mt. ...
SANDY PHILLIPS (06/22/11)
Chrisandra "Sandy" Phillips, 60, of Washburn, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Aug. 21, 1950, in Springfield, the daughter of Carl Shipley Schell I, and Christine (Armstrong) Schell. On Feb. 5, 1972, she was united in marriage to Ronald "Ron" Phillips, who survives...
HUGH LACEY (06/22/11)
Oscar Hugh Lacey, 94, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. He was born June 21, 1916, in Thomas Hollow, the son of Oscar Wayne and Margaret "Maggie" (Cole) Lacey. On Nov. 24, 1938, in Wheaton, he was united in marriage to Evelyn Karvanek, who preceded him in death on Aug. ...
BILLY JACK ENGLAND (06/22/11)
Billy Jack England, 24, of Cassville, passed away on June 17, 2011. He was born on Feb. 22, 1987, in Rogers, Ark., son of Billy Don England and Kimberlee Dawn Norris Greenlee. He attended school in northwest Arkansas through his junior year and in 2005 he graduated from Cassville High School. ...
JOSEPH GORSZCZYK (06/15/11)
Joseph Michael Gorszczyk, 76, of Aurora, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at his home. He was born on Sept. 26, 1934, in Chicago, Ill., son of George Gorszczyk and Rose (Urbanczyk) Gorszczyk. In April of 1957, he was drafted into the Army and served his country honorably for two years. On Sept. 26, 1959, he married Ilamae Barnoski in Chicago, Ill. In 1974, they moved to Cassville, where he went to work with Schreiber Foods in Monett. He retired after 20 years of service to the company...
RALPH PAUL (06/15/11)
Ralph Junior Paul, 76, of Cassville, passed from this life, Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at his home. He was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Washburn, the son of Ralph Nelson and Cleo Nadine (Hendrix) Paul. On June 29, 1958, in Butterfield, he was united in marriage to Wanda Norwood, who survives...
ESTHER PERKINS (06/15/11)
Esther Margaret Perkins, 97, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. She was born Aug. 12, 1913, in Barry County, the daughter of George and Sarah (Baughman) Hooten. On Feb. 24, 1945, in Bentonville, Ark., she was united in marriage to Oran Perkins, who preceded her in death. ...
ALVIN KELLIM (06/15/11)
Charles "Alvin" Kellim, 93, of Springfield, formerly of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Oct. 28, 1917, in Pawnee, the son of Asa Seaton and Melissa Cordelia (Russell) Kellim. On Dec. 31, 1943, he was united in marriage to Alta Mae Reynolds, who preceded him in death on Jan. 26, 2006. Also preceding him in death were his parents; four brothers, Dean, Beryl, Asa, Jr. and Russell; and one sister, Lena...
MARGARET "PEGGY" ARNOLD (06/15/11)
Margaret E. "Peggy" Arnold, 77, of Golden, passed away Monday, June 6, 2011, in her home. She was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Gilman City the daughter of Forrest and Alice (Mather) Lowe. On Dec. 17, 1960, in Miami, Okla., she was united in marriage to Arthur Jack "A.J." Arnold, who preceded her in death on July 13, 2008. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Charles Lowe...
CHARLES FRANKLIN MILLER (06/15/11)
Charles Franklin Miller, 70, of Wheaton, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Sept. 10, 1940, in Marksville, La., the son of Hudie and Hilda (LeBlanc) Miller. On March 3, 1990, in Houston, Texas, he was united in marriage to Frances Servotte, who survives...
TOMMY WAYNE SHELL (06/15/11)
Tommy Wayne Shell, 68, of Monett, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born May 9, 1943, in Marysville, Calif., the son of Woodrow and Lucille Nell (Red) Shell. On Dec. 3, 1993, in Miami, Okla., he was united in marriage to Lucille (Slate) Sprueill who survives...
VERDAYNE RIDDLE (06/15/11)
Dorsey Verdayne Riddle, 84, of Cassville, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at his home in Cassville. He was born on Nov. 24, 1926, in the Oak Ridge community east of Cassville, the son of Charles Wesley and Ola Audra (Moore) Riddle. On Aug. 1, 1950, he was united in marriage to Evelyn Dryer at the First Baptist Church in Cassville. To this union three children, Susan, Teresa and Jim, were born...
MARGARET ELAINE ARNOLD (06/08/11)
Margaret Elaine Arnold, 77, of Golden, passed away Monday, June 6, 2011, in her home. Graveside services will be held at 12 noon Saturday at Viney Creek Cemetery, Golden, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Doyle Russell will conduct the services...
ED CODY, JR. (06/08/11)
Edmond Joseph "Ed" Cody, Jr., 82, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He grew up and received his education in Chicago, graduating from Fenwick High School and received his bachelor's degree from Trinity College in Chicago. ...
BILL HOUSTON (06/08/11)
Billy "Bill" A. Houston, 77, of Cassville, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, in his home. He was born June 27, 1933, in Washburn, the son of Arthur Algard "Tuffy" and Wanda Adeen (Harris) Houston. On July 14, 1956, he was united in marriage to Ethel Louise Carnes, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Betty Appelhans; and a brother-in-law, Gene Appelhans...
BETTY SNIDER (06/08/11)
Edith Elizabeth "Betty" Snider, 90, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born March 15, 1921, in Peapack, N.J., the daughter of Frank and Edith (Anderson) Seely. On Aug. 9, 1946, she was united in marriage to Chester B. Snider, who preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 1991. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Norma Simpson and Doris Ray and two brothers, Frank and David Seely...
CALVIN BOYD (06/08/11)
Calvin Leon Boyd, 58, of Cassville, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, in the V.A. Medical Center, Fayetteville, Ark. He was born Oct. 3, 1952, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Melvin and Minnie (Gashe) Boyd. On Nov. 24, 1972, in Wheaton, he was united in marriage to Leatha Currens, who survives...
DOUGLAS WILLIAMS (06/08/11)
Douglas Williams, 52, of Purdy, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2011, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield from injuries sustained in the Joplin tornado. He was born on Oct. 28, 1958, son of Dozier and Mattie (Ross) Williams in Nacogdoches, Texas. He moved to Purdy in 2005. He was united in marriage to Leah Nance on Feb. 13, 2007, in Cassville...
PEARL "POTTS" CLINE (06/08/11)
Pearl "Potts" Cline, 89, of Tulsa, Okla., passed away on May 19, 2011. She was born Feb. 23, 1922, daughter of William "Barlow" and Nancy Beal Potts in Ash Township, in Barry County. She had three brothers, Jack, Vernon and Billy Jim, who all preceded her in death. ...
Bess Carter Windes, Peggy Jane Windes and Russel Rayl Windes, Jr. (06/08/11)
Bess Carter Windes and her two children, Peggy Jane Windes and Russel R. Windes, Jr. P.H.D., will be laid to rest in a graveside celebration at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
JACKIE "PETEY" MOSS (06/08/11)
Jackie "Petey" Moss, 56, of Rocky Comfort, passed away on June 3, 2011, at his home. He was born on Sept. 8, 1954, in Joplin, son of Floyd Moss and Thelma (Lewis) Cook. He was united in marriage to Rose Denny on June 8, 1979, in Southwest City. He was retired from Justin Boot in Cassville...
JAMES ELDER (06/01/11)
James L. Elder, 80, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at his home. He was born on May 8, 1931, in Theodosia, the son of William and Elda (Chaney) Elder. He was united in marriage to Linda Lee, who preceded him in death in 1986. Also preceding him in death were his parents...
CAROLANE JEAN COLLINS (06/01/11)
Carolane Jean Collins, 62, of Eagle Rock, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, in Joplin, Mo. She was born May 9, 1949, in Southwest City, Mo., to Otis and Mildred (Easter) Burton. She graduated from Jay High School in Jay, Okla. She married Thomas Collins in Joplin, Mo., on Dec. ...
BILL HOUSTON (06/01/11)
Bill A. Houston, 77, of Cassville, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, in his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Brother Steve Higgs will conduct the services. Burial will be at Horner Cemetery, Cassville...
GENE BERRY (06/01/11)
Delmar Eugene "Gene" Berry, 63, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, May 27, 2011, in his home. He was born Feb. 7, 1948, in Green Forest, Ark., the son of Delmar and Betty Louise (DeLong) Berry. On May 31, 2002, he was united in marriage to Sharlet (Hines) Sharp, who survives...
HOMER BURTON (06/01/11)
Homer M. Burton, 72, of Monett, passed away, Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Cox-Monett Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born on Dec. 1, 1938, in Monett, the son of the late Homer McGuire and Alcey A. (Parmalee) Burton. He owned and operated Burton and Sons Golf Cart Service in Monett for many years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monett, where he was a Sunday School teacher. He was a past member of the Monett Jaycees, and during his earlier years, he enjoyed riding bulls...
CHARLES WRITER (06/01/11)
Charles William Writer, 74, of Purdy, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, in the tornado in Joplin. Preceding him in death were his parents and a grandson. He received his education at Sparks and Victory rural schools and Cassville and Southwest High Schools. ...
RONALD CREEK (06/01/11)
Ronald Lee Creek, 74, of Eagle Rock passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in his home. He was born Oct. 23, 1936, in Webster City, Iowa, to John Henry and Zetta (Norton) Creek. He graduated from high school in 1955 in Eagle Grove, Iowa. In the mid 1960s, he began his career as a firefighter. ...
VEORA GOODE MCCLURE (06/01/11)
Tiny twins were born on February 19, 1918, in the small community of Bado, Missouri, in Texas County. The little boy survived for about an hour and the girl baby who was born second weighed less than two pounds and survived for 93 years. There was a very deep snow on that day and the home birth could not be registered until the next day. ...
CALVIN LEON BOYD (06/01/11)
Calvin Leon Boyd, 58, of Cassville, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, in the V.A. Medical Center, Fayetteville, Ark. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper...
JACK CLIFFORD ROULSTON-WILCOXEN (06/01/11)
Jack Clifford Roulston-Wilcoxen, 68, of Nevada, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2011, in Missouri Rehabilitation Center, Mt. Vernon. He was born Jan. 25, 1943, in El Dorado, Kan., the son of Mary (Hedrick) Roulston Etter, who preceded him in death. Survivors include: one son, Darin Roulston and his wife, Bonnie, of Highland Village, Texas; two daughters, Robin Smith and her husband, Randy, of Wichita, Kan., and Kimberly Schusler, also of Wichita, Kan.; a sister, Donna McJimsey and her husband, Mike, of Shell Knob; a brother, David Roulston and his wife, Loetta, of Wichita, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.. ...
EDMOND JOSEPH "ED" CODY, JR. (06/01/11)
Edmond Joseph "Ed" Cody, Jr., 82, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Holy Family Catholic Church, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Father David Miller will conduct the services. Burial with military honors will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Wichita, Kan...
EARNEST E. FLYNN (06/01/11)
Earnest E. Flynn, 85, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on May 11, 2011. He was born Oct. 17, 1925, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of John and Bernice Lynn, who preceded him in death. Survivors include: his wife of 53 years, Rose Joy (Catron) Flynn, who is a graduate of Cassville High School and the daughter of Charles and Lois Catron, of Cassville; two daughters, Robin Peterson White and her husband, K.D., and Gerri Cavalleo and her husband, Ken; one son, Gary Flynn and his wife, Vickie; one sister, Helen Dial; brother-in-law, Charles Leo Catron; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.. ...