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Obituaries from March 2012

WILLIAM WALTERS (03/28/12)
William "Bud" Walters, 46, of Pierce City, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012, in Cox South Hospital following a long illness. He was born Oct. 6, 1965, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Melvin and Barbara "Owens" Walters. He drove a concrete truck for Kay Concrete Company in Monett and previously had his own plumbing company in Cassville...
PETER CANTWELL (03/28/12)
Peter F. Cantwell, 57, of Holiday Island, Ark., passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville A complete obituary will be next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
ALICE WALDRON (03/28/12)
Alice Faye Waldron, 77, formerly of Wheaton, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Culpepper Place in Springfield. She was born on Feb. 11, 1935, in Cassville, the daughter of Neria and Maye Bell (Beaver) Pruitt. She grew up and received her education in Cassville graduating with the Class of 1953. ...
CAMERON LEE BAKER (03/28/12)
Cameron Lee Baker, 6 months, of Purdy, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He was born Sept. 2, 2011, in Monett, the son of Bobby Baker and Kaitlyn Graves, of Purdy. Survivors include: both his parents, Bobby and Kaitlyn; maternal grandparents, Ron and Charlotte Dutra, of Purdy, and Wade and Cheri Graves, of Cassville; maternal great-grandparents, Charles and Ruth Graves, of Republic, and Ed and Louise Dutra, of Purdy; paternal grandparents, Terry and Michelle Baker, of Monett, Teresa and Dan Rife, of Carthage, and Bobby Powell, of Pierce City; paternal great-grandparents, Frances and Bob Hayes, of Silver City, Okla.; and one half sister, Makenna Baker, of Monett.. ...
KENNETH FULTON (03/28/12)
Kenneth Gene Fulton, 81, of Exeter, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born May 11, 1930, in Exeter, the son of Kenneth Eugene and Golda (Cantwell) Fulton. On July 14, 1950, he was united in marriage to Charlene Ball, who survives...
DELORES HUTCHENS (03/28/12)
Delores Virginia Hutchens, 80, of Neosho, died March 23, 2012, at Granby House Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness. She was born March 7, 1932, in Fredonia, Kan., the daughter of Perry and Lorena (Koch) Hampton. She was a lifelong area resident, spending most of her life in the Cassville area and worked as a clerk for Sater Pharmacy in Cassville. ...
HOMER ESSARY (03/28/12)
Homer Lee Essary, 60, of Aurora, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012, in his home. He was born April 27, 1951, at Wheelerville, the son of Cecil and Colleen (Hicks) Essary. He was the father of seven children, Tammy Griese, of Kansas City, was his first born. ...
MARCELLA "STARKEY" LONG (03/28/12)
Nellie Marcella Long, 90, of Joplin, passed away Monday, March 19, 2012, at her home. She was born April 24, 1921, in Cassville, the daughter of Benton and Flossie Starkey. She had lived in Joplin most of her life. She was a housewife and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church...
KELSO STURGEON (03/28/12)
Kelso Eugene Sturgeon lll, 50, passed away on Wednesday March 21, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield after a long battle with auto immune disease. He was born on May 2, 1961, in Louisville, Ky., the son of Kelso and Sylvia (Troutman) Sturgeon. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Don and Lavona Troutman, of Cassville, and Bessie and Kelso Sturgeon Jr., of Belle Plains, Kan...
ORPHA BEATRICE PARKER (03/28/12)
Orpha Beatrice Parker, 93, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born June 23, 1918, in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Bert and Ovedia (Smithback) Exline. In 1940, she was united in marriage to George Frederick Parker, Jr., who preceded her in death in 1993. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother...
DORISALEE BRATTIN (03/21/12)
Luria Dorisalee Brattin, 82, passed away Thursday, March 15 2012, at Mt. Vernon Place Care Center, Mt. Vernon. Preceding her in death were her parents and one daughter, Leanne Brattin. She attended Fairview School and graduated in 1947 as class valedictorian. They made their home in Wheaton, and Dorisalee worked by Cecil's side as a bookkeeper and secretary in their auto repair business, Wheaton Motor Supply...
DAN ARGANBRIGHT (03/21/12)
Dan Charles Arganbright, 69, of Golden, passed away Monday, March 19, 2012, at his home. He was born July 5, 1942, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the son of Eddie and Maxine Jane (Rockwell) Arganbright. Survivors include: his mother, Jane Arganbright, of Crane; three sons, Sean Arganbright, of Lake of the Ozarks, Chad Arganbright, of Lathop, and Scott Arganbright, of Lenexa, Kan.; one brother, Bruce Arganbright, of Golden; and two grandchildren...
MARY LOUISE BOWMAN (03/21/12)
Mary Louise Bowman, 86, of Purdy, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. She was born on May 30, 1925, to Raymond and Della Smith of Purdy. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Doyle Bowman, of Purdy...
JAMES RAY DE WITT (03/21/12)
James Ray DeWitt, 52, of Evanston, Wyo., passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Evanston, Wyo. He was born on Nov. 24, 1959, in Monett, son of Kennith and Crilla (Cook) DeWitt. He grew up in Washburn and was a 1978 graduate of Southwest High School. ...
JIMMIE CARTER (03/21/12)
Jimmie Lee Carter, 69, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012, in his home. Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Jimmie Lee Carter; and one stepdaughter, Katherine Weyer. He received his education in Newtown High School in Newtown. For several years, he was custodian at Georges Poultry Plant...
JASON GRAY (03/21/12)
Jason Warner Gray, 46, of Webb City, died on Sunday, March 11 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. He was born on March 5, 1966, to Braxton Gray and Barbara (Gray) Fenske. He attended Pierce City High School and later attended Oklahoma State University at Okmulgee, Okla., for his undergraduate degree. He was a 23-year veteran of Empire Electric Company...
LISA SMITH (03/21/12)
Lisa Cathleen Smith, 60, of Independence, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012, near Shell Knob. She was born May 30, 1951, in Kansas City, the daughter of James Thomas and Betty Lee (Gulley) Wyman, who preceded her in death. Survivors include: two daughters, Tacy Cruz, of Independence, and Heather Freeman, of Kansas City; one sister, Cassandra Conrow and her husband, Gary, of Independence; two brothers Michael Wyman, of Lee's Summit, and Kevin Wyman, of Kansas City; and three grandchildren...
BARBARA JO SMITH (03/21/12)
Barbara Jo Smith passed from this life on March 17, 2012, at the age of 78. She was born at Washburn, Mo., to Norma (Varner) Scott and Major Elliott Scott. On Sept. 24, 1982, her beloved husband, Blaine, left this life to live with the Lord at the age of 52. They had been married 31 years at the time. He and Barbara were married at a very young age as they had a "Love at first sight" love affair...
BOB MARSHALL (03/21/12)
Bobby G. "Bob" Marshall, 75, Wheaton, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. He was born Sept. 15, 1936, in Stella, the son of Dennis Poyner and Wilma (Wall) Marshall. Survivors include: three sons, Dennis Marshall and his wife, Rachael, of Cassville, Mike Marshall, of Wheaton, and Terry Marshall, of Wheaton; one daughter, Kandi Marshall, of Wheaton; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
MIKE PHILLIPS (03/21/12)
Michael "Mike" Carter Phillips, 46, of Washburn, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Washington Regional Medical Center, Fayetteville, Ark. He was born July 25, 1965, in West Memphis, Ark., the son of Thomas and Deloyce (Simpson) Phillips, who survive...
RICHARD DAVIS (03/14/12)
Richard Shawnee Davis, 60, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 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...
ARTHUR EAGAN (03/14/12)
Arthur L. Eagan, 82, of Washburn, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at the Cassville Health Care and Rehab in Cassville. He was born on Dec. 13, 1929, in Beaver, Okla., son of Emery and Bessie (Bryan) Eagan. In 1973, he retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service, and moved to Washburn from Melvin, Kan. ...
MARY LOU SNEED (03/14/12)
Mary Lou Sneed, 67, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Freeman Hospital West, Joplin. She was born June 10, 1944, in Boise, Idaho, the daughter of Alonzo "Lon" and Zuma (Roberts) Bolen. On Dec. 1, 1967, in Stillwater, Okla., she was united in marriage to Clifford Sneed, who survives...
THOMAS DUNCAN (03/14/12)
Thomas Bruce Duncan, 77, of Cassville, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2012, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield. He was born Dec. 22, 1934, in Cassville, the son of Bob and Amanda (Starkey) Duncan. On July 3, 1959, in Washburn, he was united in marriage to Thelma "Arvilla" Edwards, who survives...
DELLA L. O'NEAL (03/14/12)
Della L. O'Neal, 96, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012, in Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare, Crane. She was born Dec. 3, 1915, in Decatur County, Ind., the daughter of John T. and Nettie Mae (Lynn) Martin. In October 1949, she was united in marriage to Richard O'Neal, who preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1987. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Ellena and Marie; and one brother, Telly...
KELLY EGGLESTON BROOKS (03/14/12)
Kelly Eggleston Brooks, 40, of Seligman, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at the Cox South Hospital, Springfield. She was born on Jan. 20, 1972, in Fayetteville, Ark., the daughter of Johnnie and Doris (Corn) Eggleston. She attended Southwest High School in Washburn and was a lifelong resident of Seligman. She was baptized in Eagle Rock...
DONALD WARNER (03/14/12)
Donald Wayne Warner, 85, of Monett, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012, in University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia. He was born April 11, 1926, in Purdy, the son of Thomas Albert and Lucy Mae (Sass) Warner. On Oct. 31, 1950, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Starkey, who preceded him in death on March 3, 1992. Also preceding him in death were his parents; a son-in-law, Tim Sosebee; three brothers, Carl, Gerald and Earl Warner; and one sister, Esther West...
BILL HARTER (03/14/12)
William L. "Bill" Harter, 69, of Purdy, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in his home. He was born Feb. 3, 1943, in Wheaton, the son of Harold W. and Dixie J. (Russell) Harter, who preceded him in death. Survivors include: two brothers, James "Jim" Harter, of Nashville, Tenn., and Robert "Bob" Harter, of Tulsa, Okla.; and one sister, Becky Neal, of Springfield...
BOB MARSHALL (03/14/12)
Bob Marshall, 75, Cassville, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center. 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...
EVERETT "PAUL" RICHARDS (03/14/12)
Everett "Paul" Richards, of Bellingham, Wash., born January 7, 1924, in Berryville, Ark., made last call before closing on Saturday, March 3, 2012. He formerly lived in Eagle Rock. Crackerjack welder, daring aviator, wielder of well-honed knives, classic mixologist, Orwood Tract fire marshal, pool shark and driving instructor, he piloted award-winning photographer Russ Reed to where the news was breaking, wiped footballs on the sidelines for John Madden, played golf in Berkeley with Billy Martin, and walked around the track at Pleasanton with Eddie Arcaro. ...
TRENTON WAYNE MC COOL (03/14/12)
Trenton Wayne McCool, 45, of Pineville, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark. He was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, on Nov. 29, 1966, to Kenneth and Anna (Lewis) McCool. He graduated from McDonald County High School in 1984. He worked as a Utility Locator for Arkups in Arkansas and SM&P in Joplin...
JERRY HAMMERS (03/14/12)
Jerry Lee Hammers, 69, of Exeter, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in his home. He was born March 6, 1943, in Galena, the son of Louis and Crystal (Smith) Hammers. On June 20, 1964, in Crane, he was united in marriage to Myrna Wilson, who survives...
DUANE THOMAS MAC DONALD (03/14/12)
Duane Thomas Mac-Donald, 58, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in his home. He was born Aug. 17, 1953, in Lansing, Mich., the son of Ernest and Betty (Burr) MacDonald. On Jan. 3, 1983, in Denver, Colo., he was united in marriage to Cecil Dianne Hunley, who survives...
RETHA "DIANA" BRATTIN (03/14/12)
Retha "Diana" Brattin, 52, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Cedar Ridge Care Center, Cassville. She was born Jan. 10, 1960, in Monett, the daughter of Junior E. "Pete" and Retha Jean (Mattingley) Brattin, who preceded her in death...
ROBERT ALRED (03/07/12)
Robert "Bob" Edwin Alred, 76, of Willard, passed away on Tuesday, March 06, 2012, at Cox Walnut Lawn, in Springfield. He was born on Jan. 25, 1936, in Pawhuska, Okla., son of Arthur Edwin and Ruth Marie (Conner) Alred. He graduated from Central High School, in Tulsa, Okla. ...
DOUG KEELER (03/07/12)
Glenn Douglas "Doug" Keeler, 69, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1942, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Josephine Keeler-Welch, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his grandparents and one grandson, Shane Douglas Keeler...
JOHNNIE EGGLESTON (03/07/12)
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at Kings Cemetery, Seligman...
DUANE THOMAS MACDONALD (03/07/12)
Duane Thomas MacDonald, 58, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 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...
GEORGE G. MEDLEY (03/07/12)
George G. Medley, 77, of Shell Knob, passed away on Feb. 16, 2012. He was born on Dec. 13, 1934, in Los Angleles, Calif., to the late William and Nell (McKibbin) Medley. He served three years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Survivors include: his children, Todd Medley and Lori Grable. Interment will be at the National Cemetery in Portland, Ore., at a later date...
ROBERT CANNON (03/07/12)
Robert Otho "Bob" Cannon, Jr., 56, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. He was born Nov. 6, 1955, in Los Angeles, Calif., the son of Robert Otho, Sr. and Gladys May (Stephens) Cannon. On July 10, 1986, in Miami, Okla., he was united in marriage to Susan Kae Bradley, who survives...
MARTHA PLUMLEE (03/07/12)
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Alva, Elmer and Joe McGarrah, and one sister, Hazel Lawson. Funeral service were held today (Wednesday) at the Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church in Wheaton, with her nephew Dr. Jerry Carlin officiating. Burial followed in Union Cemetery in Stella...
IRENE CHENEY (03/07/12)
Irene Marie Cheney, 88, of Purdy, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012, in Mercy Hospital Cassville. She was born in Dorrance, Kan., on Aug. 28, 1923, the daughter of Henry J. and Marie (Schultz) Major. She was united in marriage to William "Bill" G. Cheney on Sept. 26, 1947, in Russell, Kan., who preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1982. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Leonard and Darrell Major, and one sister, Marilyn Blagg...
JO ANN OWINGS (03/07/12)
Jo Ann Owings died at home February 25, 2012, from a heart attack in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Jo was born on February 10, 1932, in Exeter, Missouri, as the eldest child of Harold (Hoot) and Marie Gibson. On February 5, 1949, she married John Carl Owings in Cassville, Missouri, while seniors in high school...
LOUISE COLEMAN (03/07/12)
Louise Coleman, 88, of Wheaton, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born Feb. 13, 1924, in McDonald County, the daughter of Sherman and Edith (Love) Williams. On April 19, 1942, she was united in marriage to Bert Coleman, who preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 2006. Also preceding her in death were her parents...
NELLIE CAVNER (03/07/12)
Nellie Fern "Pound" Cavner, 97, Shell Knob, passed away on Feb. 29, 2012. She was born Dec. 30, 1914, in Brownell, Kan., daughter of Thornton and Mary Elizabeth Pound. She graduated from high school at Garden City, Kan. She was a Christian. She married Walter (Bud) Cavner on Feb 26, 1941, at Lakin, Kan...