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Obituaries from August 2011

CASEN ISSAC VANZANT (08/31/11)
Casen Issac Vanzant, infant son of Makayla Sturgiss and Jared Vanzant of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, in Springfield, Missouri. Survivors include: his parents; maternal grandparents, Bobbie Weathers, of Cassville, and Bill Sturgiss, of Phoenix, Ariz.; and paternal grandparents, Nick and Lisa Vanzant, of Golden...
LETHA "RUDDICk" HILTON (08/31/11)
Letha O. "Ruddick" Hilton, 82, of Springfield, died at 12:05 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center. Letha was born Feb. 25, 1929, in Duquesne, Mo., the daughter of Clyde and Effie Roller Ruddick. She married Ferdinand "Ferd" Hilton in Las Vegas in 1978. He preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 2007...
PAMELA ELLIOTT-MILLER (08/31/11)
Pamela Elliott-Miller, 44, of Shell Knob, passed away at her home on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. She was born on Feb. 19, 1967, in Wichita, Kan., to Vernon Elliott and Patricia (Loveland) Elliott. On Feb. 19, 2002, she married Tom Oran Miller in Carroll County, Ark...
JERRY WAYNE SCHMIDT (08/31/11)
Jerry Wayne Schmidt, 77, of Exeter, passed away at his home on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. He was born on May 23, 1934, in Pampa, Texas, son of Edwin Schmidt and Geneva Overstreet. He was a graduate of Kemper Military High School in Boonville. After graduation, he attended the University of Arkansas and Texas Tech University, where he completed his degree in petroleum engineering. He honorably served in the U.S. Army and retired from BP global...
CATHERINE SINCLAIR-HALL (08/31/11)
Catherine Sinclair-Hall, 62, of Cassville, passed away Sunday Aug. 28, 2011, at Cox South in Springfield. She was born Jan. 3, 1949, in Poole Dorset, England, the daughter of the late Patrick and Rose(Brown) Whalley. She was united in marriage on July 12, 1974, in Poole Dorset, England, to John Sinclair-Hall who survives...
PHYLLIS J. KACKLEY (08/31/11)
Phyllis J. Kackley, 78, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born April 25, 1933, in Verona, the daughter of Earnes Jenning and Meta Rebecca (Thomas) Zinn. In May, 1950, in Eureka Springs, Ark., she was united in marriage to Roy Ray Kackley, who preceded her in death on May 2, 2005. ...
WILLIAM FOUT (08/24/11)
William Thomas Fout, 64 of Shell Knob, passed away at his home on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011. He was born on April 20, 1947, the son of William Henry and Minerva (Nigh) Fout in Toledo, Ohio. Private family services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may to made to the Haven of the Ozarks or St. John's Hospice and may be entrusted to the White Funeral Home and Crematory...
MAI HANG (08/24/11)
Mai Hang, 85, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, in her home. She was born in Laos, on Sept. 3, 1925, the daughter of Xai Vue Lo and Nao Moua. Mai was united in marriage to Pa Blia Hang and to this union five children were born. Survivors include: one son, Charlie Hang and his wife, May, of Cassville; two daughters, Zoua H. ...
CHANDRA STEPHENS (08/24/11)
Survivors include: her fiancé, Roy Durossette, of Cassville; two daughters, Samarah Rose Stephens and Chandra Lillith Renne Stephens, both of the home; her mother and stepfather, Rosemary Campbell and her husband, Steve; three brothers Anthony and Rusty Campbell, both of the home, and John Ferguson, of Granby; one sister, Holly Campbell, of Nashville, Ark.; and grandparents, Linda and Roger Hamilton, of Shell Knob...
JOHN "MARK" PARKHURST (08/24/11)
John "Mark" Parkhurst, 60, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at Cassville Health and Rehab. He was born Jan. 30, 1951, in Cassville, the son of the late John Sullivan Parkhurst and Mary Louise "Penny" (Pendleton) Adams. He spent his entire life in Cassville. ...
JAMES HANSEN (08/24/11)
James Arthur Hansen, 78, of Aurora, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Preceding him in death were his parents and an adopted son, Richard Hansen. He grew up in Chicago, Ill., and graduated from Cook County High School in Southside Chicago. He was a traveling salesman of leather goods and western wear and owner/operator for the Workshop/Packwood Furniture in Aurora and Cassville...
LETHA HILTON RUDDICK (08/24/11)
Letha O. Hilton Ruddick, 82, of Springfield, died at 12:05 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center. Letha was born Feb. 25, 1929, in Duquesne, Mo., the daughter of Clyde and Effie Roller Ruddick. She married Ferdinand "Ferd" Hilton in Las Vegas in 1978. He preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 2007...
RAYMOND COFFMAN (08/24/11)
Raymond Lee Coffman, 82, of Humansville, formerly of Cassville, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, in Big Spring Care Center at Humansville. He was born Sept. 27, 1928, in Wright County, the son of James Clinton and Cleonice M. (Godfrey) Coffman, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were six brothers and six sisters...
THOMAS KERMIT HERMANSEN (08/17/11)
Thomas Kermit Hermansen, 79, of Cassville, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Cassville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18 at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Kronborg. Rev. Chris Kester Beyer will officiate. Interment will be in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora...
DOROTHY IRENE HENRY (08/17/11)
Dorothy Irene (Reaves) Henry, 89, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at her home. She was born May 9, 1922, in Leadwood, the daughter of Joseph Walter and Edna Mae (Barrett) Reaves. Most of her life was spent in Kirkwood and Webster Groves areas...
DANNY SMITH (08/17/11)
Daniel "Danny" Smith, Jr., 76, of Jenkins, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, in his home. He was born, Feb. 20, 1935, in Washington, D.C., the son of Elmer Daniel Smith, Sr. and Maxine Delores (Hibler) Smith. On Jan. 5, 1979, in Waldorf, Md., he was united in marriage to Rebecca "Becky" (Cargile) Harman, who survives...
JOSEPH D. WIERMAN (08/17/11)
Joseph D. Wierman, 29, of Versailles, died Aug. 11, 2011, in California, Mo. He was a graduate of Cass-ville High School, Class of 2000. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lorraine Flieger; and his grandparents, Sydney and Grace Wierman. Survivors include: his father, Jerry Wierman; his daughter, Lila; and his sister, Shannon Gibson...
ROBERT ALCORN (08/17/11)
Robert L. Alcorn, 82, of Cassville, formerly of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. He was born March 22, 1929, in Gasconade, the son of William Ray and Gladys M. (Hannaford) Alcorn, who preceded him in death...
JOHN GREER (08/17/11)
John Greer, 59, of Archie, passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Kindred Hospital, Kansas City. He was born Aug. 27, 1951, in Bates County. Preceding him in death were his parents and his wife, Helen. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements were under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
MAI HANG (08/17/11)
Mai Hang, 85, of Butterfield, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, in her home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Newtonia IOOF Cemetery, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. The family will receive friends from 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, until 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton...
BRAD SMITH, SR. (08/17/11)
Bradley Dale "Brad" Smith, Sr., 52, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, in Sundance, Wyo. He was born April 9, 1959, in St. Louis, the son of Richard and Edna (Bone) Smith, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was a sister...
DONNA TOQUOTHTY (08/10/11)
Donna Grace Toquothty, 72, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in Brighton Ridge Nursing Home, Eureka Springs, Ark. She was born Aug. 6, 1938, in Ocean Park, Calif., the daughter of Robert Logan and Thelma Iona (Jennings) Glass. On May 15, 1974, in New Kirk, Okla., she was united in marriage to Lee Daniel Toquothty, who preceded her in death on May 10, 2006. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Loretta Forbeck; two brothers; and two sisters...
KENNITH DEWITT (08/10/11)
Kennith Ray DeWitt, 89, of Washburn, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at the Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Ark. He was born on Jan. 12, 1922, in Powell, son of Frank Leon and Retha Pearl (Daugherty) DeWitt. He graduated from Southwest High School in 1942. ...
JEWEL EPPERLY (08/10/11)
Jewel Marie Epperly, age 78, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born April 2, 1933, in the Gaddis community, the daughter of Alvin and Francis E. (Starkey) Henson. ...
DELORES DAVIS (08/10/11)
Delores Lee (Weaver) Davis, 84, of Nevada, passed away Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, in Moore-few Care Center, Nevada. She was born May 24, 1927, in Seligman, the daughter of L.F. "Buck" and Blanche (Roller) Weaver. In 1945, she was united in marriage to Lee Wayne Reed and to this union two children were born. In 1965, she married Dr. Braxton Davis, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Shirlene Voegle...
LORENA MARGARET BALL (08/10/11)
Lorena Margaret (Carter) Ball, 97, of Seligman, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born Dec. 17, 1913, in Eureka Springs, Ark., the daughter of Rev. James Allen Carter and Artie Elizabeth (Cordell) Carter. ...
DANNY SMITH (08/10/11)
Daniel "Danny" Smith, Jr., 76, of Jenkins, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, in his home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial with military honors will be in Washburn Prairie Cemetery, Washburn. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
JOHN W. REED (08/10/11)
John W. Reed, 81, of Cassville, passed away on Nov. 10, 2010. He was born on Dec. 5, 1928, in Springfield, to Eldon Reed and Josephine Ritchie Reed. He was one of 12 children born to them. survivors include: his wife, Joyce (Owens) Reed. they were united in marriage on Nov. 17, 1961, in Arlington, Texas...
DONNIE POWERS (08/10/11)
Donnie Leon Powers, 54, of Exeter, passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at his home. Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Roy Powers; and one sister, Rosella Powers. He grew up in Arkansas and received his education in Springdale, Ark. For several years, he traveled throughout the states working as a welder for PDM, Ind. out of Des Moines, Iowa. His home residence was in the Wheaton area most of his life. He was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church at Rocky Comfort...
MARY JANE STIPECH (08/10/11)
Mary Jane Stipech passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in St. John's Hospital, Berryville, Ark. She was born Sept. 3, 1935, in Houghton, Mich., the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Meville) McLean. On Nov. 17, 1956, in Houghton, Mich., she was united in marriage to Ernest Stipech, of Chassell, Mich., who survives...
ANTHONY KOENIG (08/10/11)
Anthony Glennon Koenig, 91, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, in Cassville Health and Rehab. He was born July 13, 1920, in St. Louis, the son of John F. and Sarah (Mensie) Koenig, who preceded him in death. He was one of five children; his siblings were John F. ...
RUSSELL DEE SMITH (08/03/11)
Russell Dee Smith, 64, of Rogers, Ark., passed away Sunday, July 31, 2011, in his home. He was born April 9, 1947, in Plainview, Texas, the son of William Russell Smith, Jr. and Annie Mae (Harrison) Smith. On Jan. 29, 1999, in Bentonville, Ark., he was united in marriage to Teresa Bruton, who survives...
ERMAL FAY PHILLIPS (08/03/11)
Ermal Fay Phillips, 81, of Prineville, Ore., passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Prineville Missionary Baptist Church. Graveside services will follow at Juniper Haven Cemetery...
CLYDE MAX PHIPPS, JR. (08/03/11)
Clyde Max Phipps, Jr., 40, of Osceola, formerly of Cassville, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011, in Bolivar. He was born Jan. 27, 1971, in Vincennes, Ind., the son of Clyde Max Phipps, Sr., and Joan Gale (Hill) Phipps, who preceded him in death. Survivors include: his fiancée, Lisa Nunn, of Osceola; one daughter; and younger brother, James Phipps...
MARY ANN STRINGER (08/03/11)
Mary Ann Stringer, 79, of Buckner, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Services were Tuesday, Aug. 2 at Heart of God Fellowship. Burial was in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville. In addition to her husband, she is survived by eight children: Joann Peck, of Eagle Rock, Kenneth Stringer and wife, Angela, of Lee's Summit, Randall Stringer and wife, Cheri, of Kansas City, Karen Barksdale and husband, Robert, of Higginsville, Sharon Gail Stringer, of Sibley, Nancy Hudanish and husband, Steve, of Benton, Ark., Phillip Stringer and wife, Kimberly, of Buckner, Anthony Stringer and wife, Sandy, of Overland Park, Kan.; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two half-brothers, Johnny Munson and Kenneth Munson, both of southern California. ...
PETER SIRONEN (08/03/11)
Peter D. Sironen, 64, of Aurora, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born April 13, 1947, in Nashua, N.H., the son of Theodore and Eunice (Sibley) Sironen, who preceded him in death. Survivors include: one son, Phil Sironen, of Nashua, N.H.; three daughters, Sarah V. ...
LAVON MONTGOMERY (08/03/11)
C. Lavon Montgomery, 89, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Dec. 29, 1921, in Exeter, the daughter of Emmett and Chloe (Higgs) Goostree. On July 12, 1941, in Exeter, she was united in marriage to Raymond R. Montgomery, who preceded her in death on March 19, 1997. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Lois Dunnam...
JAMES F. BLACK, II (08/03/11)
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents. Survivors include: his wife, Sandra, of the home; daughter, Lisa Rae Self and Kevin, of Gardner, Kan.; son James Frederick Black, III and partner Doug Powers, of North Umberland, Penn.; two grandchildren, Ashley Snyder and husband, Kyle, and Justin Self and wife, Abbi; and sister Marilyn Jane Black-DeWitt and Bobby G., of Bentonville, Ark...
MARY WILSON (08/03/11)
Mary Ellen Wilson, 34, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011, in her home, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 22, 1977, in Springfield, the daughter of Junior Wilson and Nora (Wilks) Wilson, who survive. Additional survivors include: her fiancé, Ryan Preddy, and their son, Bowen Preddy, both of the home; two brothers, Hank Wilson, of Cassville, and Luke Wilson and his wife, Cindy, of Exeter; and two sisters, Jeana Scott and her husband, Greg, of Cassville, and Dottie Wilson, of Purdy.. ...
MASON CONNOR REED (08/03/11)
Mason Connor Reed, infant son of Joshua and Janet Danee (Smith-Jordan) Reed, was born and departed this life on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Cox Monett Hospital, Monett, surrounded by his family. Survivors include: his parents, Joshua and Janet Reed, of Cassville; grandparents, Dean and Anita Reed, of Cassville, Phillip Jordan, of Washburn, and Mary Jordan, of Washburn; great-grandparents, Joe Reed, of Cassville, Merl and Ethel Lively, of Oklahoma, and Thomas and Arvilla Duncan, of Cassville...
CHARLOTTE KAY BAKER (08/03/11)
Charlotte Kay Baker, 73, of Shell Knob, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at her home. She was born to Albert and Louise (Hewitt) Larue on April 4, 1935, in Peoria, Ill. She graduated from high school in Venice, Calif. She worked in the retail business as a cashier for 25 years. On Oct. 10, 1970, she married Daniel Baker in Las Vegas, Nev. He preceded her in death. She moved to Shell Knob 23 years ago to make her home...
TRUMAN BAKER (08/03/11)
Truman Vance Baker, age 93, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2011, in St. John's Hospital, Aurora, Missouri. He was born September 23, 1917, in Mineral Springs, Missouri, the son of Everett and Mable (Owings) Baker. On May 23, 1942, he was united in marriage to Mary Frances Horine, who preceded him in death on March 9, 1999. ...
JANE RADER (08/03/11)
Jane Rader, 55, of Cassville, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at Freeman Health System, Joplin. She was born on Dec. 31, 1955, in Muskogee, Okla., daughter of B. Edward and Jo Ann (Walker) Justus. She was united in marriage to Dave Rader in Muskogee, Okla., on June 30, 1979. ...
MARY JANE STIPECH (08/03/11)
Mary Jane Stipech, of Lampe, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in St. John's Hospital, Berryville, Ark. 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...
GRACE SHAW (08/03/11)
Truman Grace Shaw, 93, of Cassville, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2011, at the Red Rose Health and Rehab in Cassville. She was born on Sept. 13, 1918, in Tennessee, daughter of James and Isabell (Ebby) Moles. She was the youngest and last one surviving of her 11 siblings...