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Obituaries from September 2011

RUBY BETTERTON (09/21/11)
Ruby Betterton, 77, of Purdy, passed away Saturday September 17, 2011, at Red Rose Health and Rehab in Cassville. She was born May 17, 1934, in Purdy, Mo., the daughter of the late Floyd and Mayme (McGuire) McCracken. She was united in marriage on October 15, 1981, in Butterfield, Mo., to Curtis Betterton, who preceded her in death on October 3, 2002...
OLIVE "MARIE" ROGERS (09/21/11)
Olive "Marie" Rogers, 84, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, in her home. She was born June 20, 1927, in Clayton, Ohio, the daughter of Frank Lewis and Tacy Ann (Miller) Bialkowski. On Jan. 25, 1944, in Orange County, Calif., she was united in marriage to Robert Wesley Rogers, who survives...
DANIEL SHAFFER (09/21/11)
Daniel Shaffer, 68, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, in his 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...
GILBERT "GIB" URICK, JR. (09/21/11)
Gilbert Hunt "Gib" Urick, Jr., 77, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehab Center, Cassville. He was born Aug. 13, 1934, in Erie, Penn., the son of Gilbert H. Urick Sr., and Genevieve (Bahm) Urick. On Aug. 25, 1956, in Warren, R.I., he was united in marriage to Lucy Caroline Crocker, who survives...
LEE EUGENE TICE (09/21/11)
Lee Eugene Tice, 64, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, in his home. He was born April 14, 1947, in Geneva, Neb., the son of Howard D. and Mildred E. (Mills) Tice, who preceded him in death. Surviving are two sisters, Betty E. Stollar and her husband, Cody. of Lincoln, Neb., and Lorraine Boardman, of Beloit, Kan...
NORMAN K. HILLYER (09/21/11)
Norman K. Hillyer, 84, of Eagle Rock, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, in St. John's Hospital -- Cassville. He was born Oct. 6, 1926, in Reserve, Kan., the son of Edwin "Bay" and Geraldine "Gerry" (Frakes) Hillyer, who preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Jo Ann (Wade) Faulkner on April 19, 1975, in Cassville. She survives...
HERSCHEL LEE BECK, JR. (09/21/11)
Herschel Lee Beck, Jr., 56, of Exeter, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Services are pending. visit our website or call the White Funeral Home for arrangements information.
S.T. SIMS (09/21/11)
S.T. Sims, 79, of Sedalia, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at a hospital in Sedalia. He was born Sept. 11, 1932, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Sims, of Washburn. He graduated from Cassville High School with the class of 1950. He was a member of the 1949 Marble Bowl football team. He was also a member of the American Legion baseball team and the Cassville Blues team. He had a career in the beverage business at Sedalia...
VELMA CHRISTINE BAKER (09/21/11)
Velma Christine Baker, 88, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehab Center, Cassville. She was born Oct. 10, 1922, in Washburn, the daughter of Oliver and Gertie (Privitt) Nodine. On Nov. 18, 1977, in Washburn, she was united in marriage to Andrew Joe Baker, who preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2010. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Arnold Nodine...
JOYCE DEAN AKIN (09/14/11)
Joyce Dean Akin, 72, Neosho, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at her home. She was born Feb. 1, 1939. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Clark Funeral Home Chapel, Granby. Burial followed in Rocky Comfort Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Granby...
JOHN EDWARD KENNEDY (09/14/11)
John Edward Kennedy, 71, of Bountiful, Utah, passed away at his home Wednesday Sept. 7, 2011. He was born Sept. 29, 1931, to Vernie Smith Long Kennedy and William Kennedy. He resided on a farm in Monett the first 17 years of his life. In 1948, he moved to Bountiful, Utah, and graduated from Davis High in 1950. He was of the Baptist faith...
EUGENE MADISON (09/14/11)
George Eugene Madison, 78, of Cassville, passed away on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. He was born in the Cato community on May 11, 1933, to George and Elva (Sturgell) Madison. He attended school in the Hailey Community and graduated from Cassville High School in 1951. ...
SHIRLEY ANN WILLIAMS (09/14/11)
Shirley Ann Williams, 73, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born June 20, 1938, in Maysville, the daughter of James Thomas "J.T." and Vera (Early) Williams. On June 28, 1958, in Hardin, she was united in marriage to Lewis M. Williams, who survives...
JAMES EUGENE HILBURN (09/14/11)
James Eugene Hilburn, 72, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. He was born Feb. 13, 1939, in Butterfield, the son of Harvey and Lona (Richardson) Hilburn. Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Charles Hilburn; and one sister, Helen Stasponski...
JAMES DAVID "J.D." WILLIAMS (09/14/11)
James David "J.D." Williams, 50, of Seligman, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born in Hinton, Okla., on July 18, 1961, the son of Arvil D. and W. Francis (Whitt) Williams. On June 20, 1996, he and LayVon (Slate) Clark pledged their love to one another. She preceded him in death on April 13, 2011. He was also preceded in death by his parents...
JOSEPH E. "JOE" FORGEY (09/14/11)
Joseph E. "Joe" Forgey, 90, of Wheaton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in his home. He was born June 13, 1921, in Seligman, the son of Elige and Winnie Gay (Bowman) Forgey. On July 15, 1946, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Glenda Ray Pitts, who preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 1995. Also preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Morris...
JOSEPHINE MARY HEINTZ (09/07/11)
Josephine Mary Heintz, 92, of Golden, passed away on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at the St. John's Hospital in Berryville, Ark. She was born on Oct. 18, 1918, in Depew, Okla., daughter of Dan and Francis (Irwin) Capshaw. In 1938 she and her family moved to Fresno, Calif., where she met Gottlieb Heintz. ...
JAMES ANDREW "JAMIE" FARRIS, JR. (09/07/11)
James Andrew "Jamie" Farris, Jr., 42, of Golden, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in his home. He was born March 30, 1969, in Arlington, Texas. On May 26, 2001, in Exeter, he was united in marriage to Rebecca Ladon Robbins, who survives. Additional survivors include: his mother and step-father, Carolyn and Les Gryder, Sr., of Golden; his father, James Farris, of Crane; three sons, Seth Robbins, Chase Farris and Tristan Wade Farris, all of Berryville, Ark.; one daughter, Christina Coffer, of Springfield; three brothers, John Farris and his wife, Shannon, of Purdy, Joey Farris, of Crane, and Les Gryder, Jr., of Cassville; two sisters, Audrey Farris and Anne Marie Farris, both of Corpus Christy, Texas; and his grandmother, Bonny Gardner of Aurora.. ...
WALTER LEN "LENNIE" SCHULZ (09/07/11)
Walter Len "Lennie" Schulz, 52, of Purdy, passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, near Pioneer. He was born Feb. 27, 1959, in Nevada, the son of Walter A. and Cora "LaVerne" (Barlow) Schulz. Preceding him in death were his father; one son, Michael Schulz; and one brother, Jay Bivens...
WILMA JONES (09/07/11)
Wilma L. Jones, 82, formerly of Cassville, passed away at Circle of Life Hospice Center in Bentonville, Ark., on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. She was born on Oct. 7, 1928, in Jefferson City, daughter of Carl and Stella (Shikies) Williams. On Oct. 7, 1945, she was united in marriage to Lee Jones in Noblesville, Ind. ...
LUELLA EVELYN JOHNSON (09/07/11)
Luella Evelyn Johnson, 82, of Shell Knob, passed away Aug. 31, 2011, at her home. She was born on Feb. 19, 1929, in Deer Creek Minn., to Charles Albert and Irene (Marquardt) Brown. She grew up in a family of 14 in Guthrie, Minn. She was united in marriage to her husband of 62 years, William J. Johnson, on July 16, 1949, in Minneapolis, Minn. Together they own and operate the Big Bobber Resort and the Vintage Ozark Antique Store both in Shell Knob...
SARAH ELIZABETH "BETTY" MOELLER (09/07/11)
Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" Moeller, 85, of Bentonville, Ark., passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at the Circle of Life Hospice Home in Springdale, Ark. she was born July 8, 1926, in Cassville to the late Oscar Hilburn and Grace Beck Hilburn. She was a life-long Southern Baptist...
PATRICIA SUE GANNON (09/07/11)
Patricia Sue Gannon, 66, of Shell Knob, Missouri, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Patricia was born December 12, 1944, in Springfield, Missouri, to Richard and Mildred Crinklaw, who preceded her in death...