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Obituaries from November 2011

GERALD "JERRY" A. MC CAFFREY (11/30/11)
Gerald (Jerry) A. McCaffrey, 75, of Monett, passed away on Nov. 21, 2011, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He moved to Monett in 1952, and was a graduate of Monett High School in 1954. He was employed with Vaisey-Bristol Shoe Co., which later became Jumping-Jacks Shoes...
HELEN HALE (11/30/11)
Helen Hale, 93, a resident of Berryville, Arkansas, was born Sept. 09, 1918, in Carroll County, AR. She departed this life for Heaven Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011. She was the daughter of Elmer and Isabel (Jones) Wade, sister of Ruby Pharis, Joe Tommy Wade, and Bill Wade, all of whom preceded her in death...
RUBY LESTER STANLEY (11/30/11)
Ruby Lester Stanley, 95 of Seligman, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. He was born July 30, 1916, in Busch, Ark., the son of James Leonard and Josephine (Call) Stanley. On March 11, 1939, he was united in marriage to Ersie Marie David, who preceded him in death on Oct. ...
BONNIE LOUISE STEWART (11/30/11)
Bonnie Louise Stewart, 83, of Marionville, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. She was born in Miami, Okla., Sept. 7, 1928, the daughter of William Franklin (Jack) and Ella Mae (Stark) Stewart, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were three brothers, George, Bernard and Jack, Jr.; and one sister, Gwendolyn Myers...
NANCY JEAN HENBEST (11/30/11)
Nancy Jean Henbest, 78, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, in Cassville Health Care and Rehab. She was born Oct. 4, 1933, in Springfield, Colo., the daughter of Lloyd R. and Rena (Powell) Ward. On May 23, 1952, she was united in marriage to Raymond E. ...
MARIE ANN MERZ (11/30/11)
Marie Ann (Held) Merz, 91, of Shell Knob, passed away at The Playce Independent Living Facility in Shell Knob, on Nov. 26, 2011. She was born in Alma Center, Wis., Nov. 5, 1920, to Peter and Mary (Strobel) Held. In 1941, she was united in marriage to Emmett Hepler, he preceded her in death on June 5, 1983. In 1984, she was remarried to Lester Merz, who also preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 2001...
ARTIE GRACE TUCKER (11/30/11)
Artie Grace Tucker, 99, of Clearwater, Kan., formerly of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011. She was born Feb. 8, 1912, in Exeter, the daughter of Charles and Florence (Moore) Haddock. On Jan. 27, 1934, she was united in marriage to George Reams, and to this union three children were born. ...
MARY HIGGS (11/30/11)
Mary Francis Higgs, 103, of Pierce City, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in St. John's Hospital, Aurora. She was born Aug. 1, 1908, in Exeter, the daughter of James Elmer and Lena Eliza "Davidson" Tucker. On Aug. 5, 1928, in Stella, she was united in marriage to Jess Higgs, who preceded her in death on July 31, 2001. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Grace Higgs at the age of 14; three sisters; and four brothers...
DOROTHEA JANE REDDING (11/30/11)
Dorothea Jane (Madison) Redding, 94, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, in Cassville Health Care and Rehab, where she had been a resident three years. She was born May 3, 1917, in Coffeyville, Kan., the daughter of Roy Levi and Wilhelmina Jane (Phillips) Madison. ...
HAROLD TARR (11/22/11)
Harold M. Tarr, 63, of Cassville, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. He was born on March 6, 1948, in Big Sandy, Tenn., son of James and Dennie (Butler) Tarr. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Vietnam war. On April 14, 1973, he was united in marriage to Debra Cobb in Chicago, Ill. ...
BONNIE LOUISE STEWART (11/22/11)
Bonnie Louise Stewart, 83, of Marionville, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at her home. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Rev. Linda Jordan will conduct the services. Burial with full military honors will be in Muncie Chapel Cemetery, Wheaton...
BESSIE FAYE PURLER (11/22/11)
Bessie Faye Purler, 68, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. She was born April 16, 1943, in Essex, the daughter of Eli and Ida (Fields) Payne, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were three brothers, James, Freddie and David Payne, and three sisters, Mary Payne, Jewell Hinshaw and Wilma Lee Rayburn...
DOROTHEA JANE "DOT" REDDING (11/22/11)
Dorothea Jane "Dot" Redding, 94, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, in Cassville Health Care and Rehab. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23 in Clio Cemetery, Jenkins, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Doyle Russell will conduct the services...
WILLIAM DONALD WILLARD (11/22/11)
William Donald Willard, 78, passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, in Springfield. He was born March 14, 1933, in Cherokee, Kan., to Ted and Gertrude Willard. He had six siblings, three brothers and three sisters, who preceded him in death, as well as, his parents. ...
MARY ROSELEE (11/22/11)
Mary Rosalee Allen, 79, of Exeter, longtime former resident of Bella Vista and Bentonville, Ark., passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. She was born July 26, 1932, in Jane, Mo., to James Oak and Christine Louise Harmon Ragsdale. She was a loving, wife, mother, and nurse. As an elementary teacher in the State of Arkansas, she taught and counseled for many years. She devoted her life to caring and providing for the needs of others...
WANDA DARLENE JOHNSON (11/16/11)
Wanda Darlene Johnson, 58, of Wheaton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in her home. She was born Oct. 5, 1953, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of Walter Robert and Darlene (Linder) Wagner, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Ron Young and Robert Young, and one sister, Luella Kemphor...
BERNIECE MEDLIN (11/16/11)
Berniece Medlin, 99, of Monett, passed away on Nov. 10, 2011. She was born in Monett on March 29, 1912, the daughter of Delmar W. and Mable (Combe) Medlin. She lived her entire life in the Monett area. She was a graduate of Purdy High School and Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield. ...
CHARLES JUNIOR MORRIS (11/16/11)
Charles Junior Morris, 64, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, in his home. He was born Oct. 9, 1947, in Aurora, the son of Charlie and Fern (Stienert) Morris, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Jimmy Morris and Jerry Morris, and one sister, Maxie Graham...
BESSIE PURLER (11/16/11)
Bessie Purler, 68, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, in her home. Arrangements will be announced by 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...
WILLIAM DONALS WILLARD (11/16/11)
William Donald Willard, 78, of Golden, passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Arrangements will be announced by 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...
GARY WAYNE KIRK (11/16/11)
Gary Wayne Kirk, 65, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in his home. He was born Dec.10, 1945, in Midway, Ind., the son of Samuel William and Elsie (VanWinkle) Kirk, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 8, 1969, he was united in marriage to Betty Byers and to this union two children were born...
EDWARD "EDDY" WILLIAM ARCHER (11/09/11)
Edward "Eddy" William Archer, 60, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at Select Specialty Hospital in Springfield. He was born in Burbank, Calif., July 30, 1951, the son of Lee R. and Dorothy (Birlew) Archer, who preceded him in death. Survivors include: a son, Edward W. Archer, Jr., of Freeport, Texas; a sister, Jean Cartier and her husband, Thomas, of Lincoln, Calif.; and one grandson...
MARY ALICE COBLE (11/09/11)
Mary Alice Coble, 91, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center in Cassville. She was born in Exeter on July 1, 1920, the daughter of Edgar O. and Bessie L. (Austin) Bowman. On Nov. 15, 1939, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Rolland "Mike" Coble, who preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 2005. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Lee Bowman and Willie Bowman; and two sisters, Marie Gibson and Jessie Young...
LEON HENDERSON (11/09/11)
Leon Henderson, 85 of Seligman, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Cassville Health Care and Rehabilitation. He was born in Rocky Comfort, July 30, 1926, the son of James Henry and Nannie May (Cox) Henderson. He was united in marriage to Geneva Mahurin on Aug. 26, 1944, and to this union two children were born, Charles and Leta...
CAROLINE BEAN (11/09/11)
Caroline J. Bean, 58, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, in her home. She was born in Yuma, Ariz., on Oct. 4, 1953, the daughter of Mervil Harlan and Wanda Bell (Curtis) Garner. She was preceded in death by her mother. Survivors include: her daughter, Alona Lytharae; two grandchildren; and her stepfather, Thomas E. "Tom" Johnson, of Cassville...
HALLIE M. BAXLEY (11/09/11)
Hallie M. Baxley, 88, of Cassville, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at her home. She was born on Sept. 17, 1923, daughter of Britt and Grace (May) Mattingly in Exeter. She was a graduate of Exeter High School and a life long-resident of Barry County. On Oct. 2, 1943, she was united in marriage to Robert Lee Baxley. He preceded her in death on March 14, 1967. She was a member of the Assembly of God...
GARY LEE ELLIS (11/09/11)
Gary Lee Ellis, 53, of Richland, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in St. John's Hospital, Lebanon. He was born May 7, 1958, in Cassville, the son of Curtis and Dorothy L. (Harrison) Ellis. On March 26, 1975, in Butterfield, he was united in marriage to Diane Hickman, who survives...
JAMES E. "BARNEY" ANDERSON (11/09/11)
James E. "Barney" Anderson, 89, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at the home of his daughter, Jean Whisenhunt. He was born July 25, 1922, in Sparta, the son of Charles and Mamie (Hall) Anderson. On Aug. 22, 1941, in Ozark, he was united in marriage to Byrdine Haile, who preceded him in death on June 21, 1995. ...
PHOEBE DORIS ROSE (11/09/11)
Phoebe Doris Rose, 97, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in St. John's Hospital in Cassville. She was born March 29, 1914, at Mapleton, Iowa, the daughter of John and Ida Goodall. On Dec. 10, 1935, she was united in marriage to LeRoy Rose who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were one son, Dallas Rose; two sisters; and three brothers...
DAVID MICHAEL BOURBEAU (11/09/11)
David Michael Bourbeau, 53, of Whittier, Calif., died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at the home of his sister in Cassville. He was born in Norwalk, Calif., on June 14, 1958, the son of Roland and Rosemary (Tuttle) Bourbeau. He was united in marriage to Nancy Hardison on Feb. 5, 1982, in Whittier, Calif., and she survives...
LAVERNE BLACK (11/09/11)
Laverne Harold Black, 83, passed away peacefully at his home in Cassville, Mo., on Nov. 4, 2011. He was born in Barry County, June 14, 1928, the eldest son of Marion and Iva (Taylor) Black. He was the third of 8 children. He grew up on his family's farm on Flat Creek, where, as a child, he attended Black School. ...
FAYE BOWMAN (11/02/11)
Faye Bowman, 67, of Jenkins, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, from complications of heart surgery. She was born in Cassville, July 18, 1944, the daughter of Raymond and Lola (Ross) Lassiter. She was united in marriage to Donald Kent Bowman in Jenkins on Dec. 23, 1962. He preceded her in death in 1999. She was also preceded in death by her parents...
MARY LORENE HOWELL (11/02/11)
Mary Lorene Howell, 89, Ozark, passed away Oct.31, 2011, at The Baptist Home after a short illness. She was born Dec. 15, 1921, to Orba and Martha Alice Vanderpool, in Barry County. She married Eugene Howell on Oct. 10, 1946. Eugene passed away Jan. 26, 2004...
CARL HENBEST (11/02/11)
Carl L. Henbest, 76, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born Sept. 20, 1935, in Cassville, the son of Homer Alfred and Clara (Robison) Henbest. On June 6, 1954, in Exeter, he was united in marriage to Roberta Sapp, who survives...
MARTY LEON BOYD (11/02/11)
Marty Leon Boyd, 44, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in Rocky Comfort. He was born March 10, 1967, in Bentonville, Ark., the son of Billy W. and Laveta "Tweedle" (Ellis) Boyd. He received his education at Southwest School in Washburn and East Newton High School. He was currently enrolled in Crowder College. He was a self-employed musician. He spent time in Nashville, Tenn., pursuing a music career. He was also president of "Caring For Our Troops."...
DUANE EDWARD TRUMAN (11/02/11)
Duane Edward Truman, 71, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at his home. He was born Sept. 20, 1940, in Diagonal, Iowa, the son of Ed and Ora (Wilmeth) Truman. On Dec. 27, 1974, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Janice "Jan" Jackson, who survives...