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Obituaries from October 2011

JAMES L. PARKER (10/26/11)
James L. Parker, age 78, of Altamonte Springs, Fla., passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011. He was born December 07, 1932, in Cassville, Mo. Mr. Parker is survived by his loving wife, Delphia Parker, of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; daughter, Lisa (Scott) Parker Carpenter, of Shelburne, Vt.; son, Jay (Becky) Parker, of Apopka, Fla.; sister, Mary Bradford, of Seligman, Mo.; six grandchildren, Caroline, Hayden and Reed Carpenter, Jamie Parker, Kimberly Solitro and Michael Redmond; and one great- grandchild, Brianna Solitro.. ...
CLARA BRANDON (10/26/11)
Clara Elizabeth Brandon, 99, passed away Oct.17, 2011, at her daughter's home in Boise, Idaho. She was born July 3, 1912, in Mineral Springs, the eldest daughter of Luther W. and Bessie Burbridge Smith. She married Herbert Brandon on June 6, 1942, and to this union one daughter, Marilyn, was born. The family moved to Hawthorne, Nev., in 1953; where Clara spent the next 40 years. In 1993, she moved to Boise, Idaho, to live with her daughter...
JAMES ELVIS STARNES (10/26/11)
James Elvis Starnes, 75, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, in his home. He was born Feb. 24, 1936, in Ridgley, the son of Herman Cleo and Lillie May (Stewart) Starnes. On July 31, 1970, in Exeter, he was united in marriage to Jessie M. Cotton, who survives...
BILLY GENE HENRY (10/26/11)
Billy Gene Henry, 56, of Washburn, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011. He was born on Sept. 21, 1955, in Monett, son of Ronald G. and Lena Fay (Smith) Henry. He was a graduate of Southwest High School and had received two associates degrees from Crowder College...
DARLENE BUCK (10/26/11)
Darlene Natalie Buck, 85, of Cassville, passed away at her home Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. She was born in Harmony, Minn., July 29, 1926, the daughter of George and Gladys (Halisy) Hillesland. She was united in marriage to Arthur "Art" Wilson Buck, Jr., on Jan. ...
DORIS VIRGINIA REED (10/26/11)
Doris Virginia Reed, age 80, of Monett, Missouri, passed away Friday, October 21, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Missouri. She was born April 26, 1931, in Washburn, Missouri, the daughter of John Lowell and Esther Geneva (German) Painter. On June 16, 1948, in Exeter, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Hubert Neal Reed and to this union five children were born...
DUANE TRUMAN (10/26/11)
Duane Truman, 71, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper...
EDNA J. OWENS (10/26/11)
EDNA J. OWENS Edna J. Owens, 94, of Wheaton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. She was born Oct. 23, 1916, in Bentonville, Ark., the daughter of Ernest and Margarett "Bell" (Mahurin) Letts. On Nov. 23, 1936, in Garfield, Ark., she was united in marriage to Herschell Owens, who preceded her in death on Feb. ...
CARL HENBEST (10/26/11)
Carl L. Henbest, 76, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. James Weaver and Rev. Paul Yarnall will conduct the services. Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery, Cassville...
MARTY LEON BOYD (10/26/11)
Marty Leon Boyd, 44, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in Rocky Comfort. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Washburn First Baptist Church. Rev. Glenn Erwin will conduct the services. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
JULIA COOPER (10/26/11)
Julia F. Cooper, 92, of Eagle Rock, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Medicalodge at Neosho. She was born in Eagle Rock, on May 26, 1919, the daughter of William Greenberry and Mollie (Larcey) Easley. She was united in marriage to Allen Stanton Ball in December 1936. He was killed in a logging accident in 1950. Later, she married Walter James Cooper on July 16, 1952, who preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 1994...
DORIS JEAN LONG (10/26/11)
Doris Jean (Lewis) Long, 82, of Lampe, passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, in Table rock Healthcare, Kimberling City. She was born in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 27, 1928, the daughter of Jack Henry and Sophia Marie (Eisen) Gaddis. She was united in marriage to Jesse Lewis, who preceded her in death. ...
MATHEW PAUL ROWE (10/26/11)
Matthew Paul Rowe, 24, Neosho, Mo., passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born Oct. 16, 1987, in Joplin, Mo. Matt was a lifelong area resident and a member of Jones Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. He was a graduate student at the University of Arkansas, where he was finishing his master's degree in animal science. ...
RAYMA PEARL JONES (10/26/11)
A graveside memorial for Rayma Pearl Jones, who passed at on Sept. 27, 2011, has been scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 28. Friends and family will gather at her grave at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville at 1 p.m. Flowers may be sent in her memory to Joplin Health and Rehabilitation Center...
DOROTHY ROSE "DOTTIE" DEVINE (10/19/11)
Dorothy Rose "Dottie" Devine, 86, formerly of Shell Knob, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2011. She was born Jan. 16, 1925, in El Dorado, Ark., the daughter of Wilbur and Rose (Moore) Rose. On April 24, 1946, she was united in marriage to John W. Devine, who preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 2001. Also preceding her in death were her parents...
JULIA COOPER (10/19/11)
Julia F. Cooper, 92, of Granby, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Medicalodges Neosho, at Neosho. Arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
KATHRYN RUTH ELLIS (10/19/11)
Kathryn Ruth Ellis, 75, of Washburn, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born Oct. 1, 1936, in Pea Ridge, Ark., the daughter of Willis Wesley and Hettie (Johnson) Keene. On Nov. 26, 1955, in Washburn, she was united in marriage to James Ellis, who preceded her in death on March 24, 2009. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Roger Ellis; and one sister, Connie Ellis...
CLARA ELIZABETH BRANDON (10/19/11)
Clara Elizabeth Brandon, 99, formerly of Cassville, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, in Boise, Idaho. She was a school teacher for 37 years in Missouri, Kansas and Nevada, as well as a homemaker. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Loy Bowen will conduct the services. Burial will be at Mineral Springs Cemetery...
WILLIAM "BILL" WHITE (10/19/11)
William "Bill" Harvey White, 68, of Butterfield, passed away on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Red Rose Health and Rehab in Cassville. He was born on Dec. 28, 1942, in Jackson, Mich., son of Estel and Ruth Chaffen White, Jr. He grew up and received his education in Michigan. ...
Alicia Ann Wade (1929 -- 2011) (10/19/11)
Alicia Ann Wade passed away Oct. 10, 2011, in Christian Health Care of Nixa. She was born June 27, 1929, in Cassville, Mo., to Vernon and Grace Chumbley. Alicia left her hometown of Cassville in 1953 when she married R. Clell Wade. She spent most of her life in Quincy, Ill., where she raised her family. They retired back to Cassville in 1979, and lived there until 1990 when they moved to Springfield, Mo...
RAYMA JONES (10/17/11)
Rayma Pearl Jones, 94, formerly of Neosho, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at Joplin Health Care and Rehab. Rayma was born August 26, 1917, in Cassville, Missouri, to Glen and Missie (Ray) Pearl. She was a graduate of Cassville High School. She was a veteran of the United States Army, where she served as a Stenographer. Rayma was united in marriage to Daniel Jones on June 13, 1947, in Spokane, Washington. Rayma spent most of her life in the Neosho area...
BARBARA L. STEVERSON (10/17/11)
Barbara L. Steverson, 79, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Cassville Health Care and Rehab, Cassville. She was born June 28, 1932, in Jenkins, the daughter of Leonard and Nadean (Jordan) Zinn. On Nov. 6, 1950, in Russell, Kan., she was united in marriage to Jerry Steverson, who preceded her in death. ...
DANIEL M. SHAFFER (10/17/11)
Daniel McGiffin Shaffer, 68, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, in his home. He was born Dec. 28, 1942, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Willard and Elizabeth (Rutledge) Shaffer. He was united in marriage to Dorthy Pate and to this union three children were born. He later married Kathleen, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was his father...
HELEN K. PETERSON (10/17/11)
Helen K. Peterson, 74, of Golden, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, in Cassville Health Care and Rehab. She was born in Modale, Iowa, on Aug. 28, 1937, the daughter of George and Angela (Tamasia) Kirlin. In 1982, at Missouri Valley, Iowa, she was united in marriage to Richard Dean "Pete" Peterson, who survives...
RUTH JOHNS (10/17/11)
Ruth Katherine Johns, 82, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, in her home. She was born Sept. 13, 1929, in Corning, N.Y., the daughter of Harold E. and Dorothy M. (Baker) Kenrick. On May 30, 1951, in Wilmore, Ky., she was united in marriage to Marvin Lowell Johns, who survives...
LUTHER GARLAND FAULKNER (10/17/11)
Luther Garland Faulkner, 88, of Shell Knob, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at The Neighborhoods at Quail Creek Residential Facility in Springfield. He was born on Aug. 31, 1923, in Abernathy, Texas, son of Luther and Elsie (Simpson) Faulkner. ...
HERSCHEL LEE BECK, JR. (10/17/11)
Herschel Lee Beck Jr., 56, of Exeter, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. He was born in Kansas City, on Oct. 25, 1954, to Herschel Lee Beck, Sr., and Marzell (Garrett) Beck. He was a 1973 graduate of Wheaton High School. He worked in the logging business for many years at Mitchell's sawmill, north of Wheaton...
BILLY M. BAGWELL (10/17/11)
Billy M. Bagwell, 86, of Cassville, passed away on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at his home. He was born on Jan. 17, 1925, in Louisville, Miss., son of Bill and Edna Smith Bagwell. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the South Pacific during World War II. ...
EVE "EVA" HOLDER (10/13/11)
Eve "Eva" Holder, 91, of Butterfield, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. She was born Aug. 26, 1920, at Newtonia, in Newton County, to Sherman and Naomi (Troxel) Oxendine. She attended all 12 years of school at Fairview School in Fairview, where she graduated in 1939. ...
VALERIE HAYDEN (10/13/11)
Valerie (Davis) Hayden, 41, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Sept. 15, 1970, in Sterling, Colo., the daughter of Tom and Nadean L. (Martin) Davis. On Sept. 13, 2002, she was united in marriage to Keith Hayden, who survives...
KIRK EUGENE DAVENPORT (10/13/11)
Kirk Eugene Davenport, age 51, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born April 25, 1960, in Sigourney, Iowa, the son of Russell and Norma Kay (Corll) Davenport. On Feb. 14, 2008, in Eureka Springs, Ark., he was united in marriage to Linda Easley, who survives...
RUBY SANDERS (10/13/11)
Ruby D. Sanders, 100, of Washburn, passed away on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. Also preceding her in death were her parents; and three sisters, Pearl Shipley, Opal Day and Maxine Hendrix. Survivors include: one son, Jerry Sanders and his wife, Vivian, of Washburn; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
STONEY HEATHERLY (10/13/11)
Stoney Heatherly, 85, of Exeter, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at his home. He was born on Jan. 17, 1926, in Jasper, Ala., son of James Carl Heatherly and Sovia Godfree. in 1974, he moved to Barry County. He was a decorated member of the U.S. Navy and served during WWII. During his time in the Navy, he traveled to the Pacific, the Phillipines and the Lucian Islands...
CLARICE MARIE HAIMBAUGH (10/13/11)
Clarice Marie Haimbaugh, 79, of Exeter, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at the Willard Care Center in Willard, She was born on May 3, 1932, in North Liberty, Ind., daughter of Elroy and and Lillie Marie Kime. She was raised in North Liberty and graduated from the North Liberty High School. ...
BILL ERVIN (10/13/11)
Billy R. "Bill" Ervin, 79, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at his home. He was born in Tulsa, Okla., Oct. 3, 1932, the son of Erie Meadows and Goldie (Williams) Ervin. On Nov. 21, 1954, in Coffeyville, Kan., he was united in marriage to Patricia Marie Mayfield, who survives...
Eva Holder (10/07/11)
Eve "Eva" Holder, age 91, of Cassville, died at 3:14 p.m. on Oct. 5 at Cassville Health Care and Rehab. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9 at the funeral home...
HELEN MORGAN (10/05/11)
Helen Berry (Curran) Morgan, 88, of Cassville, formerly of Chillicothe, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at Red Rose Health Care and Rehabilitation, Cassville. She was born Sept. 11, 1923, in Glosgow, Scotland, the daughter of George Curran, Sr., and Margaret Fleming Curran...
ROBERT "BOB" RODEN (10/05/11)
Robert "Bob" Roden, 86, of Cassville, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. He was born Oct. 7, 1924, at Monett, the youngest child of George Greenberry and Lelia (Baker) Roden. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were his brothers, Lester, Ralph and Herschel, and two sisters, Ruth Hayward and Irene Roller...
GARY RAY STEWART (10/05/11)
Gary Ray Stewart, 72, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in Cox-Monett Hospital, Monett. He was born Dec. 1, 1938, in Washburn, the son of Ray and Audrey (Watson) Stewart. On Dec. 1, 1957, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Lucy Jane Tiner, who survives...
TED R. LANE (10/05/11)
Ted R. Lane, 84, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. He was born Feb. 12, 1927, in Ponca City, Okla., the son of Ted R. and Minnie (Mitchell) Lane. In 1951, in Wichita, Kan., he was united in marriage to Jeanette Homesley, who preceded him in death in September 1998. Also preceding him in death were his parents and one brother...
MARY JANE "NELL" LEE (10/05/11)
Mary Jane "Nell" Lee, 100, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, in Cassville Health Care and Rehabilitation. She was born July 22, 1911, in Washburn, the daughter of Charles M. and Lillie (Dunn) Heffley. On Dec. 5, 1931, she was united in marriage to Raymond Lee, who preceded her in death on May 5, 1990. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother, one sister, and a great-great-grandchild...