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Obituaries from November 2012

PHILLIP ELIAS WILSON (11/28/12)
Phillip Elias Wilson, 83, of Shell Knob, passed away at his home Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. He was born April 5, 1929, in Lone Elm, near Jenkins, the second child of Everett and Dollie (James) Wilson. On June 28, 1948, in Barry County, he was united in marriage to Opal Caroline Cooper, who survives...
AUSTIN CHARLES LEON TURNER (11/28/12)
Austin Charles Leon Turner, 19, of Golden, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in an automobile accident. He was born July 11, 1993, in Berryville, Ark. Surviving are his mother and step-father, Allie and Mark Hatcher, of Golden; his father, Thomas Turner, of Holdenville, Okla.; paternal grandmother, Mavin Chupco, of Holdenville, Okla.; four brothers, Marvin Turner, of Golden, and Conner Turner, Cameron Turner and Thomas Turner, Jr., all of Oklahoma; and one sister, Mavin Turner, of Oklahoma...
BRANDON JOHN THRUSTON (11/28/12)
Brandon John Thurston, 8, of Wheaton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in the apartment fire at Wheaton. He was born April 28, 2004, in Liberty, the son of Kenny and Mary (Hatfield) Thurston. Survivors include: his father, Kenneth Thurston, of Kansas City; and maternal grandfather, Gordon Hatfield, of Browning...
JO ANN SWEARINGEN (11/28/12)
Jo Ann Swearingen, 77, of Rocky Comfort, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Cox Monett Hospital in Monett. She was born on May 12, 1935, daughter of Charles Killion and Evelyn (Payne) Killion in Rocky Comfort. She was a life-long resident of Rocky Comfort and graduated from Rocky Comfort High in 1953. ...
KRISTINE DAWN SAMUEL (11/28/12)
Kristine Dawn Samuel, 43, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in her home. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, in St. Thomas A'Becket Church, Cassville. Rev. Edith Bird will conduct the services. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) in St. Thomas A'Becket Church...
LOIS MAE RUARK (11/28/12)
Lois Mae Ruark, 68, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in her home. She was born June 13, 1944, in Butterfield, the daughter of Marshall and Gladys (Killman) Mahurin. In June 1962, in Monterey, Calif., she was united in marriage to Vernon Ruark, who preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 1988. Also preceding her in death were her parents and two sisters, Judy Stockton and Naomi Sooter...
ELIZABETH L. "BETTY" ROCHOVANSKY (11/28/12)
Elizabeth L. "Betty" Rochovansky, 94, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Peachwood Manor, Cassville. She was born Dec. 3, 1917, in Wilks-Barre, Penn., the daughter of Andrew and Anna (Groholy) LaVenda. On April 9, 1942, she was united in marriage to John F. Rochovansky, who preceded her in death in March, 2009. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one son, John David Rochovansky, in July, 2009...
JET LEE (11/28/12)
Jet Lee, 13-year-old son of Ka Ying and Xee (Vang) Lee, of Fairview, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, as a result of an ATV accident. Services will be held from 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, until Monday, December 10, 2012, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10 at Dice Cemetery...
MARY ELAINE HENNING (11/28/12)
Mary Elaine Henning, 43, of Wheaton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in the apartment fire at Wheaton. She was born Sept. 4, 1969, in Excelsior Springs, the daughter of Gordon and Mary (Mace) Hatfield. Survivors include: her father, Gordon Hatfield, of Browning; one daughter, Sarah; four brothers, Robbie Tustison, of Clarksville, Chris Tustison, of Waldo, Kansas City, Randall Tustison, of Excelsior Springs, and Steven Medley, of Waldo, Kansas City; five sisters, Melissa Cooper and her husband, Robert, of Exeter, Casey Bender, of Liberty, Rebecca Scott and her husband, Bo, of Milan, Jessica Ruh and her husband, Henry, of Garfield, N.J., and Rita Store, of Excelsior Springs.. ...
JONATHAN "JAY" DANIEL GEMMECKE (11/28/12)
Jonathan "Jay" Daniel Gemmecke, 32, of Wheaton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in the apartment fire at Wheaton. He was born March 2, 1980, in Neosho, the son of Danny and Debby (Courdin) Gemmecke. Survivors include: his mother, Debby Gemmecke and Rick Howard, of Galena; one daughter, Mackenzie Gemmecke, of Monett; one brother, Joseph Gemmecke and his wife, Veronica, of Cassville; two sisters, Janet McNeill and her husband, Brooks, of Exeter, and Jennifer Wilson and her husband, Michael, of Coleman, Okla.; and paternal grandmother Marge Gemmecke, of Pea Ridge, Ark.. ...
ELLA FROST (11/28/12)
Ella Frost, 91, formerly of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Rogers, Ark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lige Frost. She served as secretary for the Cassville Chamber of Commerce for several years. Survivors include: her sons Bob Frost and wife, Dee, of Pueblo, Colo., Gene Frost and wife, Carol, of Noel; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held at the Frost Cemetery in Seligman, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
DEBORAH CAIN ERWAY (11/28/12)
Deborah Cain Erway, 53, of Rocky Comfort, passed away on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at her home in Rocky Comfort. She was born on June 2, 1959, daughter of George Brand and Shirley Hewitt, in Melville, N.J. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and worked for the State of New Jersey for several years, then retired and moved to Wheaton. On April 20, 2004, she was united in marriage to Alex Erway in Pioneer...
MOLLY BETH DOHERTY (11/28/12)
Molly Beth Doherty, 54, of Wheaton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in the apartment fire at Wheaton. She was born Aug. 9, 1958, in Grand Rapids, Mich., the daughter of Donald and Helen (Kettlehake) Harshbager, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was a granddaughter, Mary Beth...
COLLEEN ANN DAVIS (11/28/12)
Colleen Ann Davis, 78, of Monett, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, in Lacoba Nursing Home, Monett. She was born Jan. 18, 1934, in Washburn, the daughter of George Burl and Della Adeline (Snook) Creason. She was united in marriage to Raymond Davis, who preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 2002. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one sister, Nadine Thompson; and a grandson, Dakota Myers...
PAULINE "NICKLE" COATNEY (11/28/12)
Pauline (Nickle) Coatney, 88, of Lake Lotowana, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Ruth Edwards. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Danny Heupel will conduct the services. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville...
BILL DWAYNE ALLEN (11/28/12)
Bill Dwayne Allen, 62, of Purdy, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in his home. He was born June 12, 1950, in Wichita, Kan., the son of George Leon and Ola Ibanez (Walling) Allen. On May 23, 1982, in Wichita, Kan., he was united in marriage to Joyce Faye Allen, who preceded him in death on July 25, 2009. Also preceding him in death were his parents...
VALERIE LYNN HARRIS (11/20/12)
Valerie Lynn (House) Harris, 54, of Shell Knob, passed away on Nov. 15, 2012, after a lengthy illness. She was born on March 4, 1958, in Springfield the daughter of Billie and the late Ed House, also of Shell Knob. She was a member of the Cassville Branch Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints...
RUBY LEE HATCH (11/20/12)
Ruby Lee Hatch, 102, of Holiday Island, Ark., passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in her home. She was born June 16, 1910, the daughter of Albert and Josephine (Wilson) Miller, in Rossville, Kan. On Jan. 25, 1939, she was united in marriage to Donald Hatch who preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 1988. Also preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers...
DOUG JACKSON (11/20/12)
Doug Jackson, 56, of Monett, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at his home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and entrusted to the White Funeral Home. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home & Crematory...
SOFIA RENEE KOESTER (11/20/12)
Sofia Renee Koester, passed away at birth on Nov. 16, 2012, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Survivors include: her father and mother, Dale and Jennifer Koester, of Belton; her sister, Nalani Koester; paternal grandparents, Ron and Julie Storey, of Hinkley, Ill., and Eric and Cathy Koester, of Klein, Texas; paternal great- grandparents, Phil and Nancy Horvath, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Roger and Judy Koester, of Centennial, Colo.; maternal grandparents, Bill and Pam Tibbs, of Wylie, Texas; and maternal great-grandparents, Jim and Imogene (Jean) Edens, of Washburn, Frances Perry, of Plano, Texas, and Bill and Tammy Tibbs, of Colcord, Okla.. ...
GEORGE ARTHUR LANCASTER (11/20/12)
George Arthur Lancaster, 74, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Mt. Vernon Veterans home in Mt. Vernon. He was born Feb. 25, 1938, in Kansas City to Amelia and Lester Lancaster, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Evy Lancaster...
LOUISE MCCORD (11/20/12)
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Wendell; and her lifelong friend, Ellen Kidwell. She was involved in search and rescue and was a volunteer at the Cassville Chamber of Commerce and other places around Cassville. No services are being held. A memorial will be at Corinth Cemetery in Cassville...
EARL RICHARD "BUD" OSGOOD (11/20/12)
Earl Richard "Bud" Osgood, 88, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in his home. He was born Jan. 9, 1924, in Hale, the son of James R. and Eliza H. (Woodard) Osgood. On Jan. 1, 1943, he was married to Ruth Mitchell, and to this union three children were born. On Jan. 17, 1975, he was united in marriage to Marcella I. "Marcie" (Walters) Lacey, who survives...
SANDY K. STRINGER (11/20/12)
Sandy K. Stringer, 55, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield. She was born July 12, 1957, in Missouri, the daughter of James and Irene (Igo) Schaeffer. On Jan. 19, 1974, she was united in marriage to Stan Stringer, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were: her parents, James Schaeffer and Irene Schaeffer Nelson; one sister, Dee Dee Schaeffer; and one brother, Pat Schaeffer...
CAROL RUTH WILLIAMS (11/20/12)
Carol Ruth Williams, 71, of Holiday Island, Ark.passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Regency Hospital in Springdale, Ark. She was born to Roy and Gertrude Smith in Keokuk, Iowa, on Feb. 16, 1941. She was united in marriage to Ron Williams on Oct. 3, 1964. ...
ALBERT "RUSTY" BOWMAN (11/14/12)
Albert R. (Rusty) Bowman 53, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Rusty was born Aug. 19, 1959, to Joann E. Bowman and the late Harold L. (Bub) Bowman in Aurora. Rusty was united in marriage to Viola (Vi) P. Taylor on June 3, 1978, in Warsaw, Mo...
LEWIS C. CORRELL (11/14/12)
Lewis C. Correll, 88, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. He was born Sept. 9, 1924, in Hickory, N.C., the son of Rev. Andrew Correll and Hattie (Jonas) Correll. On May 2, 1946, in North Carolina, he was united in marriage to Frankie Houston, who survives...
PERSHING FOCH "JACK" ELLIOTT (11/14/12)
Pershing Foch "Jack" Elliott, 93, of Exeter, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in Ozark Medical Center, West Plains. He was born Dec. 24, 1918, in Pottstown, Penn., the son of Frank K. and Della (Hallman) Elliott. On Aug. 10, 1940, he was united in marriage to Rachael Frymoyer, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter, Jackie Smith, who died in 2009; two sisters, Gwen and Murial; and one brother, Frank...
EVALEAH E. VAUGHN (11/14/12)
Evaleah E. Vaughn, 63, of Pittsburg, Kan., formerly of Cassville, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Freeman West Hospital, Joplin. She was born Aug. 9, 1949, in Long Beach, Calif., the daughter of James and Letha (Riott) Brown, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was one brother, James Brown...
HERBERT J. WAXELMAN (11/14/12)
Herbert J. Waxelman, 87, of Cassville, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Cassville. He was born on Oct. 8, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., to Benjamin and Carolyn (Pruschansky) Waxelman. He attended Washington University in St. Louis where he received a bachelor's degree in architecture. ...
LEWIS C. CORRELL (11/07/12)
Lewis C. Correll, 88, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. 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...
EMILIO A. ALVA, JR. (11/07/12)
Emilio A. Alva, Jr., 67, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the Red Rose Health & Rehab in Cassville. He was born on Oct. 3, 1945, in McAllen, Texas, son of Emilo and Genoveva Acevedo Alva. He worked most of his adult life as a production laborer at Itt Higbie in Archbold, Ohio, before moving to Barry County in 1994. He was an accomplished musician and guitar player...
LEROY "ARNOLD" DAVISON (11/07/12)
Leroy "Arnold" Davison, 88, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at the home of his son, Eddie Davison, in Shell Knob. He was born on Jan. 1, 1924 on the family farm east of Braddyville, Iowa, to Homer Arnold and Maggie Dunn Davison. He served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in San Diego, Calif. He worked in the engine room on three ships, the USS Hamilton, the USS Nuthatch and the USS Pheasant...
RONALD E. GEROT (11/07/12)
Ronald E. Gerot, 72, of Exeter, passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in his home. He was born on April 30, 1940, in Riverside, Iowa, the son of Orval and Beulah (Russell) Gerot. He was united in marriage to Terry Schiedemann. Survivors include: one daughter, Gina Gerot-Groh and her husband, Robert, of Covington, La.; one son, Ty Gerot, of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Marilyn Bennett and her husband, Steve, of West Chester, Iowa; and one grandson...
CATHERINE MARIE HICKS (11/07/12)
Catherine Marie Hicks, 101, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in her home. She was born July 1, 1911, in Kansas City, the daughter of John F. and Alice (Cramm) Ritchie. On Sept. 27, 1931, in Kansas City, she was united in marriage to Claude Oscar Hicks, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, John Ritchie...
JERRY HILTON (11/07/12)
Survivors include: his parents, Carl and Faedola Hilton; one daughter, Jackie Lange and her husband Jason, of Newport, Minn.; one sister, Janet Hopper and her husband, Brian, of Canon City, Colo.; and one grandson. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Horner Cemetery in Cassville, with Chaplain Vicki Smeya officiating...
BYRON JAMES "BJ" SMITH (11/07/12)
Byron James "BJ" Smith, 68, of Shell Knob, passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in Mercy Hospital Springfield. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Michael D. Smith. He grew up and received his education in Sherman Oaks, Calif., where he graduated from Notre Dame High School. ...
EVALEAH E. VAUGHN (11/07/12)
Evaleah E. Vaughn, 63, of Pittsburg, formerly of Cassville, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Freeman Hospital, Joplin. 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...
JOANNE "JODI" WILLIAMS (11/07/12)
Joanne "Jodi" Williams, 76, of Cassville, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at her residence in Cassville. She was born on Oct. 6, 1936, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Ernie E.J. and Anna Mae (Ayers) Enfield. She was a 1954 graduate of Exeter High School and a lifelong area resident. ...