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Obituaries from July 2011

MATTHEW JENKINS II (07/27/11)
Matthew M. Jenkins II, 24, of Cassville, passed away on July 19, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He was born on March 9, 1987, in Mt. Vernon, son of Matthew and Terrica (Ramage) Jenkins. He graduated from Oak View State School in Monett. He then attended the Cassville Day Program...
BRUCE LEBSACK (07/27/11)
Bruce K. Lebsack, 58, of Wheaton, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011, in his home. He was born May 16, 1953, in Duluth, Minn., the son of Kenneth B. and Dixie J. (Summer) Lebsack, who preceded him in death. Survivors include: his children, Jennifer Pinillos and her husband, Otto, of Godfrey, Ill., Jonathan Lebsack, of Oklahoma, and Sarah Lebsack; his sister, Suzanne Bastin and her husband, John, of Olathe, Kan.; and two granddaughters...
SIBLYL MAE ENGLAND (07/27/11)
Sibyl Mae England, 90, of Exeter, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, in her home. She was born Nov. 12, 1920, in Purdy, the daughter of Wesley Ommer and Nellie (Mutrux) Reed. On July 19, 1941, in Exeter, she was united in marriage to Lamoine England, who preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2006. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son in infancy, Dennis Ray England; four brothers; one sister; and a great grandson...
LARRY IVIE, JR. (07/27/11)
Lawrence "Larry" Edward Ivie, Jr., 58, of Green Forest, Ark., passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born July 7, 1953, in Mishawaka, Ind., the son of Lawrence Edward and Gloria June (Summers) Ivie. On April 21, 1979, in Fullerton Calif., he was united in marriage to Melody Ann Powers, who preceded him in death on May 18, 2005. Also preceding him in death were: his father; one brother, Gary Ivie; and his mother-in-law, Cludey Powers...
VIRGIL ROY FLAXBEARD (07/27/11)
Virgil Roy Flaxbeard, 86, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Friday, July 22, 2011, after a long illness. He was born Feb. 20, 1925, in Bethlehem, Mo., the son of Andy "Bogue" and Bessie Victoria (Utter) Flaxbeard. On Sept. 27, 1946, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Lee Dickens, and to this union four daughters were born. ...
HENRY PLUMMER JR. (07/27/11)
Henry A. Plummer, Jr., 82, of Wheaton, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born Nov. 15, 1928, in Tiff City, the son of Henry A. Plummer, Sr. and Lovie (Stout) Plummer. On Dec. 18, 1953, in Anderson, he was united in marriage to Sylvia Lay, who preceded him in death in September 2005. Also preceding him in death were his parents; five sisters, Elsie Wear, Frances Church, Hazel Roark, Fern Grossman and Faye Wear; and a son in infancy...
BILLYE JO WATKINS (07/27/11)
Billye Jo Watkins, 81, of Crane, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2011, at Ozark Mountain Regional Health Center in Crane. She was born on July 26, 1929, in Bell City, daughter of William and Nancy (Alexander) Berry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Watkins. She attended Church on the Rock in Aurora...
LAFE "LEE" LEON ERWAY (07/27/11)
Survivors include: his parents, Dale and Brenda Erway, of Cassville; one son, Kevin Waldrep, of Wynne, Ark.; three brothers, Steve Erway, of Cassville, Marvin Erway, of Ridgley, and Alex Erway, of Rocky Comfort. Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at the White Funeral Home in Cassville with Rev. ...
MICHAEL SHANE MATHES (07/20/11)
Michael Shane Mathes, 42, of Washburn, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011, in California. He was born Oct. 17, 1968, in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Floyd and Opal (Wendland) Mathes. He received his education in Centerville, Iowa, where he graduated from high school. Twenty years ago, he moved from Exline, Iowa, to Missouri to make his home. He was currently employed with American Farm Supply as an over-the-road truck driver...
JOHNNY DEAN HARRIS (07/20/11)
Johnny Dean Harris, 84, of Wheaton, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011, in his home. He was born April 28, 1927, in Fairview, the son of John Sterling and Nora (Wogoman) Harris. On Oct. 6, 1950, in Ridgley, he was united in marriage to Geneva Mae Birkes, who preceded him in death on Aug. 20, 2010. Also preceding him in death were his parents...
CLYDE PHIPPS, JR. (07/20/11)
Clyde M. Phipps, Jr., 40, of Osceola, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011, in Bolivar. Memorial services will be held at a 1ater date. Arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper...
LLOYD "SODIE" REED (07/20/11)
Lloyd Cecil "Sodie" Reed, 94, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011, in The Ozarks Methodist Manor, Marionville. He was born Aug. 15, 1916, in Ozark County, one of 12 children, to John and Maggie (Lawson) Reed. On Aug. 6, 1941, he was united in marriage to Evelyn Patton, who preceded him in death on Aug. 8, 1978. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Gary "Cotton" Reed; and 11 brothers and sisters...
AUSTIN GREG WISDOM (07/20/11)
Austin Greg Wisdom, 26, of Batesville, Ark., died Friday July 1, 2011. He was born Nov. 29, 1984, in Hope, Ark., to Marvin Wisdom and Dianna Hall. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Survivors include: his parents, of Spring Mill, Ark.; a four-year-old daughter, Kayla Wisdom, of Cassville; four sisters, Angela Estes, of Marshall, Ark., Stephanie Gibson, of Melbourne, Ark., Jennifer Grimes, of Melbourne, Ark., and Francis Wolf, of Tacoma, Wash.; and two brothers, Marvin Wisdom, Jr., of Shelton, Wash., and Paul Wisdom, of Batesville, Ark.. ...
BILLY J. WALKER (07/20/11)
Billy J. Walker, 37, of Exeter, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011, near Monett. He was born Dec. 31, 1973, in Cassville, the son of James Stephen "Steve" and Marylon Kay (Tate) Walker. On April 27, 1996, in Eureka Springs, Ark., he was united in marriage to Krystal Towler, who survives...
SANDRA KRUMWIEDE (07/20/11)
Sandra Sue (Pictor) Krumwiede, 51, of Lubbock, Texas, formerly of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2011. She was born Oct. 28, 1959, in Gary, Ind., to Robert and Dorothy (Beckman) Pictor, graduated from Boone Grove High School in 1978 and attended Purdue University...
SIBYL ENGLAND (07/20/11)
Sibyl R. England, 90, of Exeter, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, in her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wheaton Southern Baptist Church, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Pastor Richard Buck, Pastor Paul Wahlert and Brother Steve Higgs will conduct the services. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter...
WILMA JEAN SCOTT (07/20/11)
Wilma Jean Scott, 82, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in her home. She was born Jan. 8, 1929, in Mills, N.M., the daughter of Chester and Ruth (Bosarge) Burnett. On June 18, 1949, she was united in marriage to Clarence T. "Bud" Scott, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one sister, June Rose Burnett; two brothers, Eul Burnett and Carl Burnett; and a grandson...
LLOYD REED (07/13/11)
Lloyd Reed, 94, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011, in the Ozark Methodist Manor, Marionville. A complete obituary will appear in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
TRAVIS GENE BARNES (07/13/11)
Travis Gene Barnes, 50, of Pierce City, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011, following injuries he received from an automobile accident. He was born in Aurora, Feb. 21, 1961, the son of Charles and Wanda (Harris) Barnes, who survive. Additional survivors include: two sisters, Tina Nolan, of Jenkins, and Tatlana Bole, of Pegion, Mich...
IVAN GEORGE (07/13/11)
Ivan George, 96, of Pea Ridge, Ark., died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at his home. He was born in Edgar, Neb., Oct. 3, 1914, the son of Wyle and Mary (Parker) George. On July 27, 1936, he was united in marriage to Edith M.K. Frandson in Clay Center, Neb...
HELEN BENNETT (07/13/11)
Helen Bennett, of Purdy passed away July 3, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was born May 31, 1919, in Purdy, Mo., the daughter of the late James and Flossie (Sapp) Linebarger. She united in marriage on Sept. 28, 1941, to George Bennett at the First Baptist Church in Purdy, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 1989...
JOYCE "DARLENE" STEPHENS (07/13/11)
Joyce "Darlene" Stephens, 71, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2011, at Rehabilitation Center of Raymore in Raymore. Mrs. Stephens was born to Gene and Doris (Charles) Antle on June 21, 1940, in Wheaton. On April 9, 1960, she married Gralie Joe Stephens in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 2009. She was a member of the Central Christian Center of Joplin...
BARBARA JEAN "BARB" HOBBS (07/13/11)
Barbara Jean "Barb" Hobbs, 71, of Exeter, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011, in her home. She was born May 4, 1940, in Ridgley, the daughter of George Michael and Elsie Mae (Thomas) Charles. On April 13, 1963, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Bubby Carl Hobbs, who preceded her in death on March 7, 2006. Also preceding her in death were her parents; three sisters, Doris Kimbrough, June Armstrong and Odean Brown; and three brothers, Eugene Charles, Don Charles and Marcell Charles...
DONNA PEARL SWOFFORD (07/13/11)
Donna Pearl Swofford, 78, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011, in her home. She was born June 15, 1933, in Viola, the daughter of Oran and Audrey (Smith) Bonham. On Dec. 7, 1949, she was united in marriage to Charlie Swofford, who preceded her in death on March 13, 2003. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Vancel Bonham...
EDITH FAWVER (07/06/11)
Edith B. Fawver, 91, of Tucson, Ariz., passed away Friday, June 24, 2011, in her home. She was born June 23, 1920, in Fayetteville, Ark., the daughter of Walter J. and Annie C. (Bashe) Curtis. On Aug. 18, 1942, in Miami, Okla., she was united in marriage to Robert E. Fawver, who preceded her in death on May 15, 2005. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Wesley Curtis; and one sister, Bettie, in infancy...
JIMMIE JOE BOYD (07/06/11)
Jimmie Joe Boyd, 67, of Lincoln, Ark., died June 29, 2011, at Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born Oct. 27, 1943, in rural Cassville, the son of Archie Estes boyd and Mary Christa (Hilburn) Boyd. In March 1967, he married Gretchen Stubblefield and to this union a son, Jim Eric, was born in 1968. Later, in 1970, he married Charlene Harp, who survives. To this union a daughter, Rebecca Sue, was born in 1978...
NENGNTAKHUEYENG THAO (07/06/11)
Nengntakhueyeng Thao, 48, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at his home. He was born June 5, 1963, in Laos, the son of Nao Lue Thao and Chea Vang. He was united in marriage to Yer Yang, who survives. Additional survivors include: two sons, Justin Thor, of Iowa, and Yeeshua Thor, of Cassville; two daughters, Dione Thor, of North Carolina, and Maihou Moua Yang, of Cassville; three brothers, Blia Thao, Pao Thao and Leng Thao, all of Madison, Wis.; two sisters, Mai Thao of Madison, Wis., and Chee Thao, of Laos; and one grandchild.. ...
GERALD "GENE" CARGILE (07/06/11)
Gerald left this world early Sunday morning July 3, 2011, to join his beloved Elaine in heaven. Gerald passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 11, 1926 in Washburn, Mo., to Pansy and Lonnie Cargile. He served in the Pacific during WW II and returned to Washburn to marry his childhood sweetheart, Elaine Louise Daniels, on November 14, 1946. The newlyweds farmed on the family homestead until 1954 when Gerald moved to west Texas to work in the oilfield...
JOE EDWARDS (07/06/11)
Joe Meridith Edwards, 72, died on July 4, 2011, at Cassville Health Care and Rehab in Cassville. He was born on Oct. 16, 1938, son of Charles Efton and Bessie Ray Edwards at home near Cape Fair. He grew up in the Eagle Rock/Shell Knob area and attended the Fairview School. ...
SUE LOR (07/06/11)
Sue Lor, 32 of Diamond, passed away at his home on Thursday, June 30, 2011. He was born Feb. 20, 1979, in Laos, the son of Xong Xiong Lor and Cha Xiong, and they both survive. He is also survived by five brothers, Toua Lor, Shoua Lor, Thaotou Lor, Xaokee Lor and Ye Lor; three sisters, Bee Lor, Chue Lor and Joua Lor and many other relatives and friends...
BILLY ELLIOTT (07/06/11)
Donald "Billy" William Elliott, 60, of Kansas City, Kan., passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011, at his home in Kansas City, Kan. He was born on Sept. 24, 1951, in Kansas City, the son of Bob Elliott and Shirley (Dean) Masqua. He was a life long resident of the Kansas City area and was previously employed by Penkse Truck Rental...
GARY CLIFFORD KEELING (07/06/11)
Gary Clifford Keeling, age 68, of Bolivar, passed away at 11:14 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at the Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar following a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on April 25, 1943, in Butterfield, Mo., the son of Clifford and Mildred (Pilant) Keeling...