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Obituaries from January 2012

THOMAS C. BLANKENSHIP (01/27/12)
Thomas C. Blankenship, 63, formerly of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia. Blankenship was born Oct. 22, 1948, in Cato, the son of Cleo K. Blankenship and Lois K. Roney-Fox. He graduated from Cassville High School in 1966...
EDWIN "LEON" WILLIAMS (01/25/12)
Edwin "Leon" Williams, 74, of Washburn, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, in Ozark Community Hospital, Springfield. He was born Sept. 8, 1937, in Exeter, the son of Rolland Earl and Gladys (Gardner) Williams. On Dec. 26, 1958, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Wanda D. "Dee" Pendergraft, who preceded him in death on April 4, 2008. Also preceding him in death were his father; one son, Edwin Leon Williams, Jr.; and two brothers, Johnny Williams and Bill Williams...
CHARITY ANN COSCIA (01/25/12)
Charity Ann Coscia, 28, of Seligman, died at her home on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. She was born in Rogers, Ark., on March 12, 1983, the daughter of Peter and Deborah (Keith) Coscia, who survive. Additional survivors include: two brothers, Scott Coscia, of McDowell, and Eric Coscia, of Centerton, Ark.; and paternal grandmother, Ethel Coscia, of New York...
BARBARA JEAN RHOADES (01/25/12)
Barbara Jean Rhoades, 65, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born in Hobbs, N.M., on April 23, 1946, the daughter of Carl E. and Cecilie (Freeman) Richardson, who preceded her in death...
OLIVER Q. COUEY (01/25/12)
Oliver Quinton Couey, 70, of Fountain Hill, Ark., passed away on Jan. 18, 2012, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett, Ark. He was born on May 1, 1941, in Fountain Hill. He graduated from Fountain Hill High School in 1959, and he received his bachelor's degree in business from the Monticello A&M College. ...
LAURIE MARIE PHILBIN (01/25/12)
Laurie Marie Philbin, 36, of Monett, passed away on Jan. 17, 2012, at Benchmark Healthcare following a 10-month battle with cancer. She had worked as a LPN at Benchmark Healthcare for over 16 years. Nursing was not just what she did, it was who she was...
LOREN HENRY (01/25/12)
Loren L. Henry, 77, of Fairview, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, in Freeman Neosho Hospital, Neosho. He was born Aug. 12, 1934, in Washburn, the son of George E. and Freda (Morgan) Henry. On Jan. 14, 1961, he was united in marriage to Mary Garrison, who preceded him in death, and to this union three children were born. On March 27, 1995, he married Barbara (Taylor) Hill, who survives...
REV. G.A. BRANNAN (01/25/12)
Rev. Georgie Alvin "G.A." Brannan, 98, of Seligman, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Cox-Monett Hospital, Monett. He was born May 25, 1913, in Seligman, the son of George and Eliza (Oakley) Brannan. On July 11, 1936, in Oklahoma City, Okla., he was united in marriage to Mildred Gladys Johnson, who preceded him in death on Jan. 31, 2010. Also preceding him in death were his parents; four brothers; one sister; a son-in-law; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild...
BETTY TUTTLE-TROBAUGH (01/25/12)
Betty Tuttle-Trobaugh, 96, of Kansas City, formerly of Eagle Rock, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at The Little Sisters of The Poor, Kansas City. She was born July 9, 1915, in Ford, Kan., the daughter of Steve and Mabel Burgess. She was united in marriage to Virgil Tuttle, who preceded her in death. ...
KATHERINE BERRY (01/25/12)
Katherine M. Berry, 77 of Exeter, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. She was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on July 4, 1934, the daughter of Harry and Alma Montgomery. On March 13, 1972, in Colorado, she was united to Carl H. Berry, who survives. Additional survivors include: one daughter, Virginia L. Welch, of Cassville; one son, Forrest H. Palmatier and his wife, D'Etta, of Bethel Heights, Ark.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren...
MILDRED "RACHEL" GRETCHEN MORRIS (01/25/12)
Mildred "Rachel" Gretchen Morris, 46, of Braymer, died at her home Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. She was born in Kansas City on Oct. 14, 1965, the daughter of Franklin D. and Mary Jo (East) Weston. She was united in marriage to Leonard Morris, who survives...
JOHN PAUL DUNCAN (01/25/12)
John Paul Duncan, 39, passed on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. He was born in Ankara, Turkey, on July 27, 1972, the son of Paul and Sharon (Spivey) Duncan. He was united in marriage on May 8, 2004, to Wendy Chappel Duncan. He was a musician and artist, and recently did body art. He was a member of the Community Faith Chapel, Cassville...
THELMA McFARLAND (01/25/12)
Thelma Lou McFar-land, 83, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Cassville Health Care and Rehab. She was born Oct. 24, 1928, in Laverne, Okla., the daughter of Clarence Leroy and Leslie Fern (Wright) Jacobs. On Nov. 25, 1946, in Pineville, she was united in marriage to Orlette "Jack" Voile McFarland, who preceded her in death on Sept. ...
DORIS MOORE (01/25/12)
Doris Moore, 80, of Cassville, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was born on Nov. 27, 1931, in West Frankfort, Ill., to Elijah and Eva (Gasty) Gifford. She graduated from West Frankfort Community High School, in Frankfort, Ill. ...
RODNEY "ROD" LEE OLIVER (01/18/12)
Rodney "Rod" Lee Oliver, 62, of Exeter, died at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. He was born in Price, Utah, Sept. 28, 1949, the son of Vernell Charles and Norma Rue (Safley) Oliver. Survivors include: his mother, Norma Oliver, of Purdy; one daughter, Malisa Every and her husband, Cregg, of Wellington, Utah; three brothers, Louis Oliver and his wife, Carol, of Fruitland, Idaho, Sidney "Sid" Oliver and his wife, Bonnie, of Fairview, and Cody Oliver and his wife, Jenny, of Indiana; two sisters, Sherry Alger and her husband, Tom, of Fairview, and Brenda Oliver, of Purdy; and five grandchildren.. ...
BARBARA RHOADES (01/18/12)
Barbara Jean Rhoades, 65, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. Arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper...
RONALD EMERY JENNINGS (01/18/12)
Ronald Emery Jennings, 62, of Siloam Springs, Ark., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at his home. He was born in Jamestown, Penn., on March 15, 1949, the son of Emery and Byrel (Hamner) Jennings. In March, 1991, he was united in marriage to Betty Joe "BJ" Rader...
DOUG JOHNSON (01/18/12)
Walter Douglas "Doug" Johnson, 73, of Exeter, passed away Friday Jan. 13, 2012. Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, William Johnson and Gerald Johnson. He grew up in Oak Grove, where he graduated from high school. He continued his education at the University of Missouri and graduated in 1960 with a bachelor of agriculture degree. ...
FRED ALLEN TUCKER (01/18/12)
Fred Allen Tucker, 70, of Monett, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born July 16, 1941, in Galesburg, Ill., the son of James M. and Ethel (Daniels) Tucker. On Sept. 3, 1961, in Riverside, Calif., he was united in marriage to Mary Lynn Bradley, who preceded him in death on Jan. 13, 2005. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Chuck; and one sister...
FRANK ALAN LARUE (01/18/12)
Frank Alan LaRue, 60, of Purdy, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. He was born on Feb.17, 1951, in Dallas, Texas, son of Buford and Angie (Loving) LaRue. Frank was united in marriage to Fredna Walker on June 13, 1969, in Desoto, Texas. Survivors include: one daughter, Niki LaRue, of Frisco, Texas; one grandson, one brother, Jesse and his wife, Beth, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one sister, Anita Booth and her husband, Bill, of Sacramento, Calif.; his parents, Buford and Angie LaRue, of Cassville; and the mother of his children, Fredna Walker, of Burleson, Texas. ...
ALMON H. MAUS (01/18/12)
Almon H. Maus, 88, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. He was born on March 10, 1923. He was educated in Springfield Public Schools, graduating from Central High School in 1940. He attended South-west Missouri State and the University of Missouri (LL.B. 1948). He served overseas in the Army Air Force during World War II. He married Doris Elaine Day in 1942. They lived in Monett for 28 years where he was the city attorney for 20 years...
KATHIE DIANE SIZEMORE (01/18/12)
Kathie Diane Sizemore, 61, of Eagle Rock, passed away on Dec. 25, 2011, at her home. She was born on Dec. 16, 1950, in Wichita, Kan., daughter of James and Maxine (Bevan) Love. She was raised in Albuquerque, N. M. She was a graduate of Wichita North High School. On June 17, 1977, in Wichita, Kan., she was united in marriage to JD Sizemore. they moved to Eagle Rock in 1997...
JERAULD FULTON (01/18/12)
Survivors include: his son, Jerry Fulton, of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; one sister, Ruth E. Overton, of Des Moines, Iowa; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Wilma C. Fulton and his parents Ray and Gertrude Fulton...
DANNY STEVERSON (01/18/12)
Danny Steverson, 60, of Anaheim, Calif., passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at his home. He was born in Barry County on Dec. 1, 1951, the son of Leonard "Jerry" and Barbara L. (Zinn) Steverson, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were two siblings in infancy...
HARLAN WAYNE HECKEL (01/18/12)
Harlan Wayne Heckel, 83, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born March 10, 1928, in Alden, Kan., and was raised by his grandparents. He was a graduate of the University of California and received his master's degree in Long Beach, Calif. From Aug. 23, 1950, until May 22, 1954, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Korean War. In 2001, he moved to Cassville to make his home. He was of the Catholic faith...
MICHELE ANN BENNETT (01/11/12)
Michele Ann Bennett, 63, of Exeter, passed away on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was born on Dec. 1, 1948, in Chicago, Ill., to John J. and Mildred Alice (Stewart) Nape. On Jan. 1, 1993, she married James W. Bennett, he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker...
MATTHEW RAY (01/11/12)
Matthew Scott "Matt" Ray, 50, of Jenkins, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at his home. He was born in Aurora, the son of Robert "Bob" Kent and Patricia "Pat" Ann (Linn) Ray on May 2, 1961. Survivors include: his father and mother, Robert "Bob" and Patricia "Pat" Ray, of Jenkins; and two brothers, Charles Kent Ray, of Overland Park, Kan., and Robert David Ray and his wife, Melinda, of West Plains...
IVON ADELIA (COLE) WILLIAMSON (01/11/12)
Ivon Adelia William-son, 93, formerly of Exeter, passed away in Prineville, Ore., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at her home. She was born April 19, 1918, in Sac City, Iowa, to Glen H. Cole and Pearl M. (Kluge) Cole. In 1929, she and her family moved to Exeter, where she graduated high school in 1935. ...
DANNY STEVERSON (01/11/12)
Danny Steverson, 60, of Anaheim, Calif., passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in California. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery, Cassville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
DALE FOHN (01/11/12)
Dale Fohn, 86, of Lebanon, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. He was born Sept. 15, 1925, in Eldridge, the son of Denzil and Maggie Waterman Fohn. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Lebanon. On Oct. 11, 1947, he was united in marriage with Nina Ruth Forgey and to this union was born four children, all surviving...
MARGARET JANE MEADOWS (01/11/12)
Margaret Jane Meadows, 83, of Jenkins, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at the St. John's Hospital in Aurora. She was born Oct. 2, 1928, in Jenkins, the daughter of Oleah Homer and Nora Ethel (Teague) Ray. She was a 1945 graduate of Aurora High School and graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia. ...
CARROLL ZILLIOX (01/11/12)
Carroll Duane Zilliox, 78, of Hepler, Kan., died at 6:20 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at his residence in Hepler. He was born Feb. 8, 1933 at Wyandotte, Okla., the son of John Henry and Flossie Leona (Passley) Zilliox. He grew up and attended schools in Cassville...
ROBERT EUGENE ALLRED (01/04/12)
Robert Eugene Allred, 71, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. He was born July 26, 1940, in Alfriend, Ark., the son of John W. and Sara Jane (Buck) Allred. On Aug. 26, 1967, in Shell Knob, he was united in marriage to Janice Wilson, who survives...
MICHAEL RAY PRIEST (01/04/12)
Michael Ray Priest, 59, of Ft. Lupton, Colo., passed away, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at Longmont United Hospital. He was born May 13, 1952, in Springfield, Colo., to Murl and Wilma (Robb) Priest. He graduated in 1971 from Ulysses High School in Ulysses, Kan. On May 31, 1980, he married Deborah Norgren in Platteville, Colo...
ETHEL CHARLEEN HUFFHINES (01/04/12)
Ethel Charleen Huffhines, 83, of Crane, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in Ozark Mountain Regional Health-care Center, Crane. She was born March 20, 1928, in Cape Fair, the daughter of Willard and Hettie (Carney) Seitz. On June 23, 1946, in Ormsby County, Nev., she was united in marriage to Howard Huffhines, who preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1986. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Jack and Joe Seitz; and two sisters, Noma Carney and Nona (Judy) Swearingen...
GENEVIEVE BLACK (01/04/12)
Genevieve Black, 88, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born June 27, 1923, in Rocky Comfort, the daughter of Martin E. and Lula (Lamberson) McClure. On March 5, 1942, in Monett, she was united in marriage to William H. Black, who preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1988. Also preceding her in death were her parents, three brothers and one sister...
BARBARA JANE HOLDEN (01/04/12)
Barbara Jane Holden, 84, of Washington, Mo., passed away Dec. 30, 2011. She was born Aug. 23, 1927, in Cassville to Gladys Mae Williams Holden and John Allen Holden. Survivors include: her sister, Mary Francis Whorton, of Carson City, Nev.; two sons, Gary L. (BethAnn) Bracken, of Robertsville, and Larry G. (Sheryl) Bracken, of Marthasville; two grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren...
WANDA BEA SWAFFORD-PHILLIPS (01/04/12)
Wanda Bea Swafford-Phillips, 87, of Berryville, Ark., formerly of Cassville, died on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at the Red Rose Health and Rehab in Cassville. She was born on Oct. 2, 1924, daughter of Tom and Dona (Wise) King in Golden, where she spent her childhood and received her education. ...