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Obituaries from August 2012

LEROY "BUCK" BROOKS (08/29/12)
Leroy Dale "Buck" Brooks, 73, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. He received his education in Cassville. For several years, he was a plumber in Colorado, before returning to Cassville, where he continued plumbing work in Missouri and Arkansas. After his retirement, he helped Calvin Holman on his farm and also Brice Cassity in his fruit orchard...
LOUISE WILKINSON (08/29/12)
Louise V. Wilkinson, 88, of Wheaton, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in Freeman Neosho Hospital, Neosho. Arrangements will be announced by McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
TERRY ALLEN (08/29/12)
Teresa "Terry" Allen, 74, of Eagle Rock, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. She was born on Jan. 26, 1938, daughter of Arch and Lucille Wynn, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was united in marriage to Kermit Allen, who survives, on Aug. 4, 1978, in Hot Springs, Ark. ...
BETTY JO FARMER (08/29/12)
Betty Jo Farmer, 81, of Wheaton, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in her home. She was born Nov. 15, 1930, in Iron Stob, Okla., the daughter of Joe Taylor and Mamie Helen (Menasco) Myers. On Sept. 8, 1947, in Santa Maria, Calif., she was united in marriage to Lawson Earl Farmer, who preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 2006. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Sue; two sons, Allen and Donnie; two children in infancy; and eight brothers and sisters...
VIVIAN EVANS (08/29/12)
Vivian Gay (Bradley) Evans, 66, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born in March 16, 1946, in Seattle, Wash., the daughter of Melvin Aubrey and Naomi Hattie (Nickle) Bradley. In 1964, at Cassville, she was united in marriage to Weldon "Johnny" Leonard Evans and to this union one daughter was born...
MARTIN SHERMAN (08/29/12)
Martin Neal Sherman, 66, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at his home. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on Oct. 23, 1945, the son of William S. and Doris (Delaune) Sherman, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Harold Chappell...
TOM WILLIAMS (08/29/12)
Thomas Dale Williams, known as Tom Williams, has died peacefully at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 19, 2012, in the final state of the terrible mind-robbing disease of Alzheimer's. He fought a courageous fight to the end. He was a well-known and much respected businessman and owner of Tom Williams Machine, Inc., for almost 30 years. ...
LARRY BUTLER (08/22/12)
Larry Jackson Butler, 58, of Wheaton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in Freeman West Hospital, Joplin. He was born Nov. 28, 1953, in Monett, the son of Lawrence and Ila Jean (McQueen) Butler. On July 21, 1973, he was united in marriage to Jeanie Moore, who survives...
ABEL IBARRA (08/22/12)
Abel Ibarra, 45, of Purdy, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in Lawrence County. He was born July 30, 1967, in Durango, Mexico, the son of J. Socorro and Juana (Rodriquez) Ibarra. On Dec. 1, 1990, he was united in marriage to Ancelma Serrano, who survives...
JUSTEN BAUMGARDEN (08/22/12)
Justen Leroy Baumgarden, 27, of Golden, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in his home. He was born on Sept. 30, 1984, son of Kenneth Baumgarden and Robin (Oles) Coonrod, in Clinton. He grew up and spent most of his life in the Clinton area. He moved to Golden a year ago to be closer to his family. He had served in the U.S. Army...
JANIS DAUGHERTY TUCKER (08/15/12)
Janis Marie Daugherty Tucker, 63, of Stella, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, in her home. She was born April 18, 1949, in Barry County, the daughter of Loy Franklin and Rosalie (Pennel) Byrd. Survivors include: her companion of 17 years, Kenneth Tucker; two sons, Shane Horner and his wife, Toni, of Miami, Okla., and Yancy Pierce, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three daughters, Monica Cox and her husband, Donnie, of Rogers, Ark., Sondra Horner, of Stella, and Patty Madison, of Rogers, Ark.; her mother, Rosalie Mead, of Purdy; one brother, Danny Byrd and his wife, Janice, of Purdy; one sister, Teresa Malone and her husband, Charles, of Newnan, Ga.; 20 grandchildren; and 15 great- grandchildren.. ...
JASON NICKOLS (08/15/12)
Jason Kyle Nickols, 41, of Springfield, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012. He was born on Feb. 23, 1971, to Beverly and Jack Nickols in Springfield. He was a graduate of Cassville High School Class of 1989. He attended SMSU and began his career with UPS in 1990...
ABEL IBARRA (08/15/12)
Abel Ibarra, 45, of Purdy, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in Lawrence County. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Edwards Catholic Church, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. John Braun will conduct the services. Burial will be at Purdy Cemetery...
MABEL "MEG" WHITNEY (08/15/12)
Mabel "Meg" Evelyn Whitney, 84, formerly of Barry County, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in Baldwin Area Medical Center, Baldwin, Wis. She was born in Rocky Comfort on Nov.16, 1927, the daughter of John and Blanche (Aubrey) Garrison. In 1946, she married Alfred Larson and to this union three sons were born. In 1992, she married Wallace "Wally" Whitney, who preceded her in death on March 5, 2004. Also preceding her in death were her parents, four sisters, three brothers and a grandson...
CHUCK ELLIOTT (08/15/12)
Charles "Chuck" R. Elliott, 62, of Gardner, Kan., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at the Medicalodges of Gardner, Kan. He was born on Feb. 24, 1950, in Kansas City, Kan., son of Robert Elliott and Shirley Dean Elliott. He was a life long resident of Kansas City and Gardner, Kansas areas living over 25 years in the Medicalodges of Paola and Gardner, Kan...
MAYNARD GOOD (08/15/12)
Maynard Francis Good, 76, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in Ozarks Methodist Manor, Marionville. He was born May 31, 1936, in Miami County, Kan., the son of Francis Dale and Ida Mae (Smith) Good. On March 17, 1956, in Louisburg, Kan., he was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Sloan, who survives...
BILL KANE (08/15/12)
William (Bill) Kane, 80, of Golden, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. He was born on Aug. 4, 1932, in Spearville, Kan., son of Elbert and Agnes (Shean) Kane. He attended Spearville High School and was a graduate of the Class of 1950. He worked as a chemical salesman and in July of 1998, he and his companion, Doris Williams, moved to Golden, from Witchita, Kan...
LOGAN ROBERT DUYCK (08/15/12)
Baby Logan Robert Duyck, passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. He was the son of Sarah Jane Housekeeper and Matthew Robert Duyck, of Cassville...
DR. JESS KESSINGER (08/15/12)
Dr. Jess Kessinger, 65, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, after a short illness. He was born February 8, 1947, in Buffalo, Missouri, the son of Dr. A.J. (Jack) and Wilma (Butler) Kessinger. He graduated from Neosho High School in 1965 and Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City in 1969. ...
ROBERTA JACKSON (08/08/12)
Roberta Lee "Bobbie" Jackson, 76, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in Aurora Nursing Center, Aurora. She was born Oct. 19, 1935, in Union City, Mich., the daughter of Otto L. and Florence Henrietta (Bennett) Colby, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were one brother; three sisters; and a great-grandchild...
ELMER J. YOUNGER (08/08/12)
Elmer J. Younger, 88, of Cassville, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Medical Research Center Hospital in Kansas City. He was born on July 20, 1924, son of Fred and Anna (Boos) Younger in Ellis, Kan. He was united in marriage to Loretta Hoffman on Oct. 9, 1945, in Denver, Colo. She preceded him in death on Feb. 19, 2004. In 1956, they moved to Cassville, where he farmed...
LESTER PREWITT (08/08/12)
Lester L. Prewitt, 81, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. He was born on July 6, 1931, at his home near Ridgley. He was one of ten children born to Finis and Loie Prewitt. He was united in marriage to Norma Jean (Richmond) on Feb. 27, 1950, in Eureka Springs, Ark., and she survives...
MAHALA BURBRIDGE (08/08/12)
Mahala Jean Burbridge, 77, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in her home. She was born Dec. 16, 1934, in Stone County, the daughter of William Franklin and Opal (Martin) Owens. On June 18, 1951, in Monett, she was united in marriage to Junior R.L. Burbridge, who preceded her in death on July 1, 2012. Also preceding her in death were her parents; five brothers, Bob, Claude, Kenneth, Billy Lee and Jack Melvin Owens; and one sister, Louis Wilson...
DOLLIE SCHELL (08/08/12)
Dollie F. Schell, 81, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. She was born September 13, 1930, in Wheaton, Missouri, the daughter of George and Bertha (Henson) Thomas. On May 8, 1950, in Bentonville, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to Billy Wayne Schell, who preceded her in death on December 9, 1996. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Donna Stephens and one son, Gary Schell...
JUANITA REED (08/08/12)
Juanita V. Reed, 66, of Seligman, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in her home. She was born Feb. 19, 1946, in Lanagan, the daughter of Cleo A. and Martha (Six) Barger. On Oct. 31, 1963, in Rogers, Ark., she was united in marriage to Vester "Doyle" Reed, who preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 2001. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Lynn Barger and Buck Barger; and a stepson, Jerry Reed...
MYRTLE RIDENOUR (08/08/12)
Myrtle Mae Ridenour, 88, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012, at her home in Wheaton. she was born in Belleville, Ill., on July 16, 1924, to Alonzo and Mary Brown. She married Lawrence H. Ridenour on Sept. 21, 1946, in Belleville, Ill. They celebrated almost 66 years together...
BARBARA STOLL (08/01/12)
Barbara Adell Stoll, 74, of Golden, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born in Waukegan, Ill., on April 28, 1938, the daughter of Walter and Mary Radke. On June 26, 1986, in Chippewa Falls, Wis., she was united in marriage to Delmer Edward Stoll, who survives...
JANICE HULL (08/01/12)
Janice Hull, 63, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. She was born on Jan. 25, 1949, daughter of Clairabell McConhey, in Washington, Penn. She was a current resident of Lawrence County Manor, in Mount Vernon...
EDDIE BRADFORD (08/01/12)
Edward Earl "Eddie" Bradford, 69, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012, in Cassville Health Care and Rehab. He was born Oct. 16, 1942, in Barry County, the son of Earl and Nadean (Jordan) Bradford. On Jan. 29, 1966, in Perryville, he was united in marriage to Merle Berkbigler, who survives...
HAZEL ONIETA MYERS (08/01/12)
Hazel Onieta Myers, 84, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. She was born June 15, 1928, in Beckville, Texas, the daughter of John Thomas and Ethel Minnie (Jones) Rodgers. On Dec. 6, 1947, she was united in marriage to Fred Darrell Myers, who survives...
RUSSEL SCOTT MAY (08/01/12)
Russel Scott May, 54, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in his home. He was born March 25, 1958, in Monett, the son of Jerry and Mary (Tennison) May. On Dec. 24, 1977, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Cathy Blythe, who survives...
BRIEN LEIGHROI SMITH (08/01/12)
Brien LeighRoi Smith, 54, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012, in his home. He was born in San Bernardino, Calif., Jan. 17, 1958, the son of Donald H. and Evelyn M. (Vaughn) Smith, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Mandie Smith on May 24, 2012...
TIMOTHY ELDER (08/01/12)
Timothy R. Elder, 46, of Golden, passed away at Mercy Hospital in Berryville, Ark., on July 25, 2012. He was born on April 30, 1966, son of Harold and Wanda (Enix) Elder, in Harlan, Iowa. He grew up in Iowa and graduated from Walnut High School in Walnut, Iowa. He moved to Golden in 2003. He was a construction laborer...
CLIFFORD RAY WOOLMAN (08/01/12)
Clifford Ray Woolman, III, 26, of Aurora, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012, in an automobile accident east of Monett. He was born Dec. 31, 1985, in McKinney, Texas, the son of Clifford "J.R." Woolman, Jr. and Penny (Hall) Woolman. On Oct. 7, 2006, in Springfield, he was united in marriage to Erica Stever, who survives...
GEORGE COLLINGS (08/01/12)
George Collings, 78, of Springdale, Ark., passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in Westwood Health and Rehab, Springdale, Ark. Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Alan Collings; and six brothers, Clarence, Willie, Leo, Virgil, Tommy and Samuel Collings...
MYRTLE RIDENOUR (08/01/12)
Myrtle Ridenour, 88, of Wheaton, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012, in her home. Arrangements will be announced by McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
WILMA CANTWELL (08/01/12)
Wilma L. Cantwell, 88, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012, in Cassville Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Aug. 9, 1923, in Monett, the daughter of Benjamin and Jewett (Keeling) DeCocq. On July 4, 1940, in Newton County, she was united in marriage to Clida Cantwell, who preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 1997. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Bette Mitchell; and one sister, Mary Alire...
W. DALE BURKE (08/01/12)
W. Dale Burke, 75, of Monett, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Monett. Survivors include: his wife of 53 years, Sharon (Grieb) Burke, of the home; two sons, Capt. James R. (Randy) Burke, of Waxahachie, Texas, and David Burke, of Lewisville, Texas; two daughters, Lori Welch and fiancÚ, Larry Cantrell, of Monett, and Debbie McClelland and husband, Hal, of Springfield; one brother, Terry Burke and wife, Vicki, of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; one sister, Joy S. ...