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Obituaries from May 2012

DONNA IRENE "DONEY" SMILEY (05/30/12)
Donna Irene "Doney" Smiley, 91, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born in Shell Knob, Aug. 28, 1920, the daughter of John F. and Nila O. (Skinner) Plummer. She was united in marriage on March 10, 1939, in Cassville, to Thomas L. Smiley, Sr., who preceded her in death in 1989. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Moore; two sons, Thomas, Jr. and Leon; her parents; two brothers; and two sisters...
LOLA JUNE THOMAS (05/30/12)
Lola June Thomas, 71, of Purdy, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012, in her home. She was born May 5, 1941, in Orient, Iowa, the daughter of Lloyd and Villa (Galbreath) Brown. She was united in marriage to James Thomas, who preceded her in death in 1976. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Rex Brown; and one sister, Treva Ulmer...
JERRY HARTIN (05/30/12)
Gerald "Jerry" Winfred Hartin, 49, of Washburn, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. He was born in Kansas City, on July 24, 1962, the son of Raymond Clanton and Catherine Ruth (Pilant) Hartin. In 1982, in Bamberg, Germany, he was united in marriage to Sabina Hügerich and to this union one daughter, Charmaine Hartin was born...
JAMES KILLMAN (05/30/12)
James "Jim" Killman, 76, of Rogers, Ark., passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012, in Circle of Life Hospice, Springdale, Ark. He was born April 8, 1936, in Blue Eye, the son of Louis Madison and Ella Mae (Powell) Killman. On Dec. 19, 1959, in Butterfield, he was united in marriage to Lenora Marie Terry, who survives...
LEE WILSON (05/30/12)
Lee M. Wilson, 71, of Exeter, passed away Monday, May 28, 2012, in his home. He was born March 4, 1941, in St. James, the son of Brian David and Jessie Elizabeth (Randolph) Wilson, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were seven brothers and six sisters...
RICHARD ALLEN ERWIN (05/30/12)
Richard Allen Erwin, 48, of Washburn, passed away Monday, May 21, 2012, in his home. He was born in Dallas, Texas, on Sept. 16, 1963, the son of Floyd and Rosemary (Painter) Erwin. He was united in marriage on March 1, 2003, at Monett, to Jamie Arnold, who survives...
LOUIS GILLESPIE (05/30/12)
Louis Gillespie, 79 of Rocky Comfort, will be held on 1 p.m. Friday at White Funeral Home in Cassville with burial to follow at Rocky Comfort Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A complete obituary will appear in next week's paper...
THELMA STEPHENS (05/30/12)
Thelma Stephens 87, of Washburn, passed away Monday, May 28, 2012, in Ashley Health Care in Rogers, Ark. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the White Funeral Home in Cassville, with Rev. Jerry Yarnall officiating. Burial will follow at Washburn Prairie Cemetery...
MAXINE HALL (05/30/12)
Maxine Perdue Hall, 92, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Cassville Health Care and Rehab. She was born Oct. 16, 1919, in Osage, Ark., the daughter of Charles Marion and Nettie Cora (Foster) Perdue. On April 22, 1940, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Lavanis Wilburn Hall, who preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 2000. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother and five sisters...
LOLA JUNE THOMAS (05/23/12)
Lola June Thomas, 71, of Purdy, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012, in her home. She was born May 5, 1941, in Orient, Iowa, the daughter of Lloyd and Villa (Galbreath) Brown. She was united in marriage to James Thomas, who preceded her in death in 1976. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Rex Brown; and one sister, Treva Ulmer...
WANDA WILLYARD (05/23/12)
Wanda Faye Willyard, 80, of Golden, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Berryville, Ark. She was born Oct. 16, 1931, in Eagle Rock, the daughter of Frank and Myrtle Belle (Skelton) Easley. On April 17, 1949, in Pleasant Hope, she was united in marriage to Shirley Austin Willyard, who preceded her in death on June 9, 2002. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Thomas Russell Willyard; one daughter, Connie D. Willyard; and one brother, Russell Ray Easley...
RICHARD ALLEN ERWIN (05/23/12)
Richard Allen Erwin, 48, of Washburn, passed away Monday, May 21, 2012, in his home. Arrangements are under 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...
BEVERLY REED (05/23/12)
Beverly S. Reed, 65, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, in her home. She was born June 24, 1946, in Exeter, the daughter of Wilmer and Artie (Ryan) Mattingly. On July 9, 1965, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Larry Reed, who survives...
NORMAN HARRISON WILLIAMS (05/23/12)
Norman Harrison Williams, 79, of Brenham, Texas, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Sherwood Health Care in Bryan, Texas. Norman was born February 18, 1933, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, to parents Alvin and Dorothy (Hayse) Williams. He served in the United States Army. Norman married Carol Sue Arnold on June 18, 1971, in Ashdown, Arkansas. He was Vice President of Information and Warehous-ing for Rogers Toolworks in Rogers, Arkansas...
L B JONES (05/16/12)
L B Jones, 64, of Wheaton, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in his home. He was born July 6, 1947, in Yellville, Ark., the son of George and Lona (Vickers) Jones. On March 7, 1966, at Bentonville, Ark., he was united in marriage to Shirley A. Brewer, who survives...
MARKUS MONROE RITCHIE (05/16/12)
Markus Monroe Ritchie, 85, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012, in his home. He was born April 26, 1927, in Norman, Okla., the son of Frank Oscar and Tina (Durham) Ritchie. On Sept. 17, 1947, in Elko, Nev., he was united in marriage to Ruth Eileen Hoffmann, who survives...
LARRY ROBBINS (05/16/12)
Larry A. Robbins, 65, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012, at his home in Shell Knob. He was born on Oct. 20, 1946, son of Allen and Margaret Bates Robbins, in San Bernardino, Calif. At the age of 13, he and his family moved to Exeter where he graduated from Exeter High School in 1965. ...
PAULA JEAN PASSLEY PINKLEY (05/16/12)
Paula Jean Passley Pinkley, Webb City, Mo., passed away May 9, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. with Randy Harper from injuries occurred in a vehicle accident in Madisonville, Texas. She was born in Webb City, Mo., Feb. 23, 1962, to Larry Alan Passley and Sharon Lou Witt Passley. She attended school in Webb City, Mo...
RICHARD "DICK" SYBERT (05/09/12)
Richard W. "Dick" Sybert, 75, of Golden, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Skaggs Community Health Center, Branson. He was born in Kansas City, Kan., on June 11, 1936, the son of Percy William and Victoria Marie (Hanson) Sybert. On May 22, 1993, in Wichita, Kan., he was united in marriage to Nancy K. Graham, who survives...
ELIZABETH A TAYLOR (05/09/12)
Elizabeth A. Taylor, 72, of Cassville, passed away at her home on Saturday, May 5, 2012. She was born in Hamburg, N.Y., on Feb. 6, 1940, the daughter of Howard and Dorothy (Kitching) Carrow. She was united in marriage to William J. Andrews, Sr., who preceded her in death in 1978. On April 3, 1987, in Hesperia, Calif., she married Mel Taylor, who survives...
JANE VAN SLYKE (05/09/12)
Jane Michelle VanSlyke, 47, Neosho, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at her home. She was born Aug. 15, 1964, in Wichita, Kan., to Charles Wayne and Norma Elaine (Murphy) Beasley. She and her family moved to Neosho in 1967. She has lived in this area most of her life. She had worked as a babysitter, beautician and church custodian. She was a member of Calvary Baptist of Neosho...
DONNA HENRY (05/09/12)
Donna Louise Henry, 63, of Rogers, Ark., passed away Friday, May 4, 2012, in Northwest Medical Center, Bentonville, Ark. She was born Feb. 1, 1949, in St. Louis, the daughter of Vincent and Mildred Leach. On April 4, 1971, she was united in marriage to Lee Henry, who survives...
JAMES EDWARD ENGLAND (05/09/12)
James Edward England passed away on April 18, 2012. He was born Feb. 21, 1946, in Springfield, the son of Jack and Willodean Dunlap England. He received his early education in Tulsa, Okla., and joined the U.S. Navy in 1965. He was commissioned and received his aviators' wings in 1966 in Corpus Christi, Texas. ...
JOAN ANDREWS (05/09/12)
Joan Delea Andrews, 55, of Eagle Rock, passed away on April 30, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born on Aug. 28, 1956, in Macon, the daughter of Allen Christman and Ferne Louise (Reynolds) Watson. She graduated from South Shelby High School in 1974 and enlisted in the U.S. ...
VELMA "MAURINE" SLAUGHTER (05/03/12)
Velma "Maurine" Slaughter, 97, of Cassville, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012, in the home of her daughter, Sandra Herndon, in Seligman. She was born Sept. 26, 1914, in Monroe County, the daughter of Roy and Montie (Quisenberry) Holohan. On Jan. 9, 1943, she was united in marriage to John "Leslie" Slaughter, who preceded her in death on Dec. ...
DIANNE MARY MOON (05/03/12)
Dianne Mary Moon, 65, of Cassville, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Cox South in Springfield. She was born on July 22, 1946, to Edward and Alice (Silvey) Nicodemus in Elkhart, Kan. She lived in Brownsville, Ore., for many years until moving to the area eight years ago. In 1982, she married Vernon Moon. He preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1995...
GENEVA JUNE ANTLE (05/03/12)
Geneva June Antle, 80, of Exeter, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012, at Red Rose Health and Rehab, Cassville. She was born on May 15, 1931, in Washburn, daughter of Lott and Reldia (Mauhrin) Banks. She was raised and educated in the Trent's Creek community in Washburn...
DALE C. MARNEY (05/03/12)
Dale C. Marney, 79, of Humboldt, Kan., died Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute, Kan. He was born Nov. 19, 1932, at Rocky Comfort, the son of Champ Clark and Kate Frances (McNeill) Marney. He grew up in Rocky Comfort where he graduated from high school in 1950...
GARY GREEK (05/03/12)
Gary "Fuzzie" Greek, 55, of Shell Knob, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at the Mercy Hospital in Berryville, Ark., after a lengthy illness. He was born on Oct. 10, 1956, son of Robert and Wilma (Thomas) Greek, in Purdy. He received his education in Barry County. He was a mechanic and worked for many years at A-1 Auto. He was a former member of Masonic Lodge #355 of Shell Knob, Shriners Club of Shell Knob and the Scottish Rite of Joplin. He was a charter member Eagles Lodge #4155...
TEDDY SIMS (05/03/12)
Teddy R. Sims, 74, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. He was born April 3, 1938, in Purdy, the son of Willie "Bill" and Velma (Swadley) Sims. On Dec. 8, 1989, in Miami, Okla., he was united in marriage to Glenda Bingham, who survives...
ALAIKE SCOTT KENNEDY (05/03/12)
Baby Alaike Scott Kennedy passed away on April 14, 2012, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He was the beloved son of Breeze and Derek Kennedy, of Exeter. Survivors also include: his maternal grandparents, Jerry Hoskins and Tammie Ferguson, both of Exeter; and paternal grandparents, Rex and Debra Kennedy, of Exeter...
JOAN ANDREWS (05/03/12)
Joan Andrews, 55, of Eagle Rock, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Cassville. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Cassville...
COLENE ENGLAND (05/03/12)
Ruby "Colene" England, 82, of Ridgley, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield. She was born in Rocky Comfort on March 2, 1930, the daughter of Marvin Clinton and Georgia Mae (Stephenson) McCullah. On May 12, 1948, in Eureka Springs, Ark., she was united in marriage to Otis George England, who preceded her in death on Nov. ...