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Obituaries from April 2012

PAUL MATTINGLY (04/25/12)
James Paul Mattingly, 73, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012, in his home. He was born Dec. 18, 1938, in Cassville, the son of Winford "Slim" and Hattie (May) Mattingly. On June 19, 1993, he was united in marriage to Rita (Murphy) Nunziata, who survives...
TUNNEY BOWMAN (04/25/12)
Thomas Chandler (Tunney) Bowman, 85, of Cassville, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012, at Red Rose Health and Rehab Center, Cassville. He was born Sept. 24, 1926, in Exeter, the son of Edgar O. and Bessie L. (Austin) Bowman. On May 18, 1957, he was united in marriage to Jacquelyn Mae "Jackie" Enfield, who preceded him in death on Feb. ...
CHAMP J.R. MARNEY (04/25/12)
Champ J.R. Marney, 66, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012, in Freeman West Hospital, Joplin. He was born June 9, 1945, in Wheaton, the son of Champ and Kate (McNeill) Marney. On April 9, 1966, he was united in marriage to Linda Hailey, who survives...
GENE CURTIS PRUETT (04/25/12)
Gene Curtis Pruett, 87, of Freistatt, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012, in Cox-Monett Hospital, Monett. He was born Jan. 12, 1925, in Dallas, Texas, the son of Curtis Depree and Ruby (Allen) Pruett. On Sept. 18, 1987, in Arkansas, he was united in marriage to Dawn TenBroeck, who survives...
ALVIRTA MARTIN (04/18/12)
Funeral services for Alvirta Martin, of Lawton, Okla., were at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Abe Deutschendorf officiating. She passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Burial was at the Memory Lane Cemetery, Anadarko, Okla., under the direction of the Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service...
MICHAEL TAYLOR (04/18/12)
Michael Taylor, 69, of Shell Knob, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. He was born in Chicago, Ill., son of Arthur and Pauline (Holmes) Taylor on Aug. 26, 1942. He enlisted in the Army in 1962, where he served as a marksmen in Germany. ...
HANSFORD ASH (04/18/12)
Hansford Lester Ash, 89, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012, in his home. He was born Sept. 30, 1922, in Cassville, the son of Floyd L. and Charline (Baker) Ash. On Oct. 20, 1942, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Viola Foster, who survives...
JANICE FAIR (04/18/12)
Janice Joann Fair, 55, of Seligman, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012, in her home. She was born Nov. 17, 1956, in Bentonville, Ark., the daughter of J.W. and Dorothy (McDonald) Wishon. She was united in marriage to Dan Fields, who preceded her in death. To this union two children were born. On May 23, 1990, in Yuma, Ariz., she married Jay Fair who preceded her in death on May 28, 2011. Also preceding her in death were her mother and a granddaughter...
LUCILLE V. ASPIASU (04/18/12)
Lucille V. Aspiasu, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born Aug. 20, 1931, in St. Louis, the daughter of Wilbur Isack and Goldie (Poff) Adams. Preceding her in death were her father Wilbur Adams; her mother and stepfather Goldie and Tom Ferguson; two sisters, Viola Walters and Mildred Adams; one brother, Wilbur "Blackie" Adams; one stepbrother, Clifford Ferguson and one great-granddaughter...
RUSSELL DAVENPORT (04/18/12)
Russell K. Davenport, 69, of Pineville, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012, in Northwest Medical Center, Bentonville, Ark. He was born Jan. 22, 1943, in Kaney, Ark., the son of Victor and Juanita (Doty) Davenport. On Aug. 3, 1973, he was united in marriage to Geneva Owens, who preceded him in death on July 25, 2006. Also preceding him in death were his parents and a grandson...
CHAMP MARNEY (04/18/12)
Champ J. "J.R." Marney, Jr., 66, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012, in Freeman West Hospital, Joplin. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial will be at Rocky Comfort Cemetery...
FLOYD GRAY (04/18/12)
Floyd Gray, 63, of Cassville, passed away on April 11, 2012, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin. He was born on April 18, 1948, in Seattle, Wash., son of Floyd Gray and Lila (Davis) Gray. He attended school in Denver, Colo., and in 1997, moved to Cassville to be close to his family. He was self-employed as a journeyman construction worker...
SPECIALIST ALONZO DUANE GREY (04/18/12)
Specialist Alonzo Duane Grey, 28, currently of Hinesville, Ga., formerly of Jenkins, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2012, at his home. He was born on Oct. 16, 1983, son of Duane Grey Jr. and Teresa Grey in Springfield. He was a lifelong resident of the Jenkins community and was a graduate of Cassville High School, Class of 2002. ...
ANNE SCHMIDT (04/18/12)
Anne Schmidt, 91, of Crystal Lake, Illinois, and formerly of Eagle Rock, Missouri, and Arlington Heights, Illinois, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012, at the Hospice of Northeastern Illinois in Woodstock. She was born on March 14, 1921 in Chicago, Ill., to John and Anna (Bilo) Dinchak...
MATTHEW RYAN PRUITT (04/18/12)
Matthew Ryan Pruitt, 25, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at his residence in Cassville. He was born on Sept. 29, 1986, in Tulsa, Okla., son of Gary and Cindy (Harris) Pruitt. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Purple Heart, an Iraq Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, and Overseas Service Bar. He moved to Cassville three years ago from Tulsa, Okla...
BOB HORNER (04/18/12)
Robert Eugene "Bob" Horner, 87, of Cassville, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, where he had been a resident for five years. He was born on April 6, 1925, son of Loren and Alma (White) Horner, at Cassville...
MAXINE WILSON (04/11/12)
Blanche "Maxine" Wilson, 93, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012, in Peachwood Manor. She was born Jan. 19, 1919, in Marionville, the daughter of Alfred Sydney and Grace (Barton) Steele. On Sept. 25, 1941, in Galena, she was united in marriage to Onis Wilson, who preceded her in death on Dec. ...
RHODA RICE (04/11/12)
Rhoda Lee Rice, 56, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012, in her home. Preceding her in death were her parents; a son, Charles Forrester, III,; and one sister, Pamela Hickey. She received her education in Corning, Ark. In 1984, she moved from Chelsea, Okla., to Cassville to make her home. She was a bookkeeper and co-owner of Cassville Glass and Mirror. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cassville...
PEGGY DALTON (04/11/12)
Peggy L. Dalton, 75, a life-long resident of Washburn, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2012. She was born in Red Oak, Iowa, on Aug. 23, 1936, daughter of Emit and Mildred (Murray) Hyde. The family moved to Washburn, where she attended Washburn schools, graduating in 1954. ...
GLADYS BOND (04/11/12)
Gladys I. Bond, 93, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in her home. She was born March 28, 1919, in Advance, Mo., the daughter of David Guy and Ollie Lillian (McClain) Slinkard. On Nov. 16, 1942, in Washington, D.C., she was united in marriage to George W. Bond, who preceded her in death on Oct. 19, 2001. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Gerald William Bond; three brothers, Weldon Slinkard, Melvin Slinkard and Norman Slinkard; and one sister, Bette Crites...
RANSOM ELLIS, JR. (04/11/12)
Ransom Asbury Ellis, Jr. was born on January 18, 1920, on a farm near Leann, Missouri the son of Ransom Asbury Ellis and Mary Susan (Akin) Ellis. His formative years were spent in the Clay Hill area in Northern Barry County, Missouri, learning the value of hard work on his family's farm. ...
REV. FRED LYNN (04/11/12)
Rev. Fred L. Lynn, 88, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2012. He was born March 8, 1924, in Vera Cruz, Mo., in Douglas County. He graduated from Nixa High School. He did additional studies and training at Draughons University, ABC Radio School, Baptist Bible College and Moody Bible Institute...
OLLIE NORRIS (04/11/12)
Ollie 'Robbins' Norris, 80, of Berryville, Ark., born June 1, 1931 in Mano, Missouri, daughter of Lee Franklin and Belva M. (Towler) Holman, departed this life Thursday, March 29, 2012. in Springfield, Missouri. Ollie was a member of Towering Oaks Church. She worked at Tyson Foods...
CURTIS LEROY REED (04/11/12)
Curtis Leroy Reed, 64, of Purdy, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, following a short illness. He was born Sept. 26, 1947, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Cleo and Eva Reed. On Aug. 29, 1992, he was united in marriage to Callie Pruitt, who survives...
OLLIE NORRIS (04/04/12)
Ollie 'Robbins' Norris, 80, of Berryville, Ark., born June 1, 1931 in Mano, Missouri, daughter of Lee Franklin and Belva M. (Towler) Holman, departed this life Thursday, March 29, 2012. in Springfield, Missouri. Ollie was a member of Towering Oaks Church. She worked at Tyson Foods...
CHERYL CREECH (04/04/12)
Cheryl Katherine Sara Creech, 58, of Washburn, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, Ark. She was born June 4, 1953, in Wichita, Kan., to Leroy Norman and Mary Alpha Clark White. She worked as a cashier at the Seligman Super Stop...
RHODA RICE (04/04/12)
Rhoda Lee Rice, 56, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012, in her home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in 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...
MEL HARKER (04/04/12)
Melvin Foster "Mel" Harker, 91, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012. He was born March 5, 1921, in Waterville, Kan., the son of Frank J. and Katherine (Albright) Harker. In November, 2007, he married Ruby "Louise" Pratt, who survives. Additional survivors include: one sister, Maxine Hassig; two sons, Michael Harker and his wife, Colleen, and Charles Harker; one daughter, Kaye Hansen and her husband, James; four stepsons, Ken Smith and his wife, Connie, Timothy Smith and his wife, LeeAnn, Don Lampe and Darrell Lampe; two step daughters, Linda Herdman and her husband, Bob, and Lisa Tapscott; 12 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.. ...