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Obituaries from December 2012

LETHA ALEXANDER (12/26/12)
Letha Alexander, 90, of Pierce City, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. She was born on June 23, 1922, in Center, Colo., daughter of O.P. and Effie (McLellan) Applegate. She was united in marriage to Roy Alexander on April 23, 1940, in Taos, N.M. He preceded her in death on May 2, 2007. They moved to Pierce City in 2001 from Talihina, Okla. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in the Monett Congregation...
FLOYD R. BURNS (12/26/12)
Floyd R. Burns, 85, of Shell Knob, passed away, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the home of his daughter. He was born in McAlester, Okla., Dec. 23, 1926, the son of Floyd and Leon C. (Cook) Burns. In 1944, at Dallas, Texas, he was united in marriage to Billie Jean Hendricks, who preceded him in death on June 7, 2008. He was also preceded in death by his parents...
JAMES O. DEISER (12/26/12)
James O. Deiser, 80, of Cassville, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at PHBC Cassville Health and Rehab. He was born on April 18, 1932, in Richmond, Ind., son of Forrest and Alma (Berry) Deiser. He graduated from Richmond High School, and entered the armed service. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served from 1949 through 1953, during the battle of the Korean War. During his service time, he was shot five times and received several medals, including the Purple Heart and the Silver Star...
LARRY HALL (12/26/12)
Services were held Saturday at the White Funeral Home, with Rick Hendrix officiating. Burial followed at the Purdy City Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Fair Haven Children's Home in Strafford and entrusted to the funeral home...
CURTIS A. BACON (12/19/12)
Curtis A. Bacon, 89, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Ozarks Methodist Manor, Marionville. He was born April 27, 1923, in Washburn, the son of Frederick and Artie S. (Hilburn) Bacon. On July 1, 1946, in Exeter, he was united in marriage to Helen Maloney, who preceded him in death on Jan. 13, 1993. Also preceding him in death were: his parents; one brother, Oscar Bacon; and one sister, Edith Edmondson...
KENNETH L. CARR (12/19/12)
Kenneth L. Carr, 95, of Amarillo, Texas, passed away Sept. 6, 2012, in BSA Hospice of Amarillo after a brief illness. He was born July 14, 1917, on the family farm near Cato to Franklin and Mary Hailey Carr. He attended Cato, Jenkins and Cassville High School, graduating with the class of 1936. ...
SHELTON LADON CLARK (12/19/12)
Shelton Ladon Clark, 37, of St. Roberts, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Mercy Hospital-- Cassville. Funeral services will be held in Sylvester, Ga., on Saturday. Local arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
RANDALL B. GOODMAN (12/19/12)
Randall B. Goodman, 57, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. Preceding him in death were: his father; one brother; and one sister. He grew up and received his education in Lubbock, Texas, where he lived most of his life. In 1998, he moved to Missouri to make his home. He was a brick mason, retiring due to his health...
JOHN NEIL MASON (12/19/12)
John Neil Mason, 58, of Shell Knob, passed away at his home Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. He was born on Oct. 4, 1954, the son of Clifford John and Wilma Joy (Anderson) Mason, who preceded him in death. Survivors include: two sisters, Mary Loehnis and her husband, Tim, of Fountain Hills, Ariz., and Cyndy Finnigan and her husband, John, of Terrace Park, Ohio...
WAYNE A. SHOCKLEY (12/19/12)
Cremation arrangements were by Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. At his request there will be no funeral service and his ashes are to be spread where his mother and father are laid to rest at Maplewood cemetery in Exeter...
NORMA J. WELLMAN (12/19/12)
Norma J. Smith Wellman, 91, formerly of Berryville, Ark., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Point Lookout Nursing Home in Hollister. She was born on Aug. 25, 1921, daughter of Billy and Vade (Lawrence) Clinken-beard, in Barry County. In 1937, she married Coy Smith in Carroll County, Ark.; he preceded her death. She later married Arnold Wellman in Miami, Okla. She worked as a secretary for her son's business, Eureka Log Homes...
FERNE WISEMAN (12/19/12)
One-time Cassville resident, Velma Ferne (Mrs. B. R.) Wiseman, 88, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born in Artesia, N.M., in 1924 to the late Lewis and Ursula (Hunt) Rowland. She grew up in New Mexico and in Cassville. She was a graduate of Cassville High School. For many years, her parents owned and operated the Rowland's Dry Goods on the Cassville square...
MICHAEL DALE ANTLE (12/12/12)
Michael Dale Antle, 53, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield. He was born April 13, 1959, in Kansas City, the son of Gene and Stella (Knatcal) Antle. Survivors include: his mother, Stella Antle, of Overland Park, Kan.; one son, Michael Antle; one brother, Bill Antle, of Overland Park, Kan.; and two sisters, LeAnne Antle, of Overland Park, Kan., and Sherry Periman, of Nixa...
SETH BRADLEY (12/12/12)
Seth Ward Bradley, 80, of Mission, Texas, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Mission Nursing Home in Mission, Texas. Seth was born Feb. 6, 1932, in Mosquero, N.M., to Tell E. and Edna Mae (Keener) Bradley. He graduated from Mosquero High School. In addition to farming for many years, Seth had worked in the aircraft industry and as a custodian for Cassville Schools...
STEVE HARRELL (12/12/12)
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the White Funeral Home, in Cassville, with Chad "Preacher" Bennett officiating. The family will receive friends today (Wednesday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the White Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the BACA organization and entrusted to the White Funeral Home, Cassville...
REYNARDINE (DEANA) HUNTLEY (12/12/12)
Reynardine (Deana) Huntley, 85, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away December 3, 2012. No services at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Grace Hospice, 9233 Ward Parkway #201 Kansas City, Missouri. Reynardine (Deana) was born April 25, 1927, in Wichita, Kansas, daughter of Rubin J. ...
LUCILLE S. MANTHE (12/12/12)
Lucille S. Manthe, 96, of Shell Knob, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at home with her daughter Mary Hayes and husband, Tom Hayes, where she resided since May 2006. She was born Nov. 8, 1916, at the home of her parents, Benjamin and Mathilda Wege Tessendorf, in Onaga, Kan. She attended grade school in Onaga...
NAOMI MAE "TOOTS" MARBUT (12/12/12)
Naomi Mae "Toots" Marbut, 91, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. She was born Dec. 14, 1920, in Mason City, Neb., the daughter of R.G. and Elsie M. (Anderson) Jinks. On April 29, 1939, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Oliver Marbut, who preceded her in death on June 1, 1986. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers; and two sisters...
BETTY TIMMONS (12/12/12)
Betty Timmons, 75, passed away on Dec. 4, 2012, at her home in Exeter. She was born on May 4, 1937, the daughter of Hilsden and Annie (Mattingly) Williams, on the family farm north of Exeter. She was a 1955 graduate of Exeter High School. On Oct. 20, 1956, she was united in marriage to Roy J. Timmons. She was a life-long resident of Barry County and was well known for the pies she baked at Rainbow Dinner House and 4-Way Mini-Mart. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Exeter...
PAULINE LENORA COATNEY (12/05/12)
Pauline Lenora (Nickle) Coatney passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. She was born on June 2, 1924, in Purdy, to Earl and Geneva Nickle. She was united in marriage to Lawrence Coatney on Oct. 24, 1944. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Jim; daughters, Paula Jean Yagnisis and Linda Gail Foster; and one great-grandaughter...
DENNIS R. ESSARY (12/05/12)
Dennis R. Essary, 78, of Monett, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at his home in Monett. He was born on June 11, 1934, at Cape Fair, the son of Clarence Efton and Flossie Jewel (Hunter) Essary. On April 26, 1957, at Crane, he was united in marriage to Fairy Patton, who survives...
ROBBIN DIANA HALL (12/05/12)
Robbin Diana Hall, 61, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield. She was born in Sacramento, Calif., on Sept. 15, 1951, the daughter of Amiel and Virginia (Palmer) Livingston. On April 19, 1985, she was united in marriage to Ralph Hall, who survives...
JET LEE (12/05/12)
Jet Lee, 13, of Fairview, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, as a result of an ATV accident. Preceding him in death were his grandfathers, Soob Pov Lis (Xiong Pao Lee) and Soob Zeb Vaj (Xiong Xey Vang) and grandmother, Maiv Lis (Mai Lee)...
KRISTINE DAWN SAMUEL (12/05/12)
Kristine Dawn Samuel, 43, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012, in her home. She was born May 16, 1969, in St. Louis. She received her education at Reeds Spring, where she graduated from high school. She received her bachelor's degree in music at the College of the Ozarks. She was a member of St. Thomas A'Becket Episcopal Church in Cassville and a member of the Silver Leaf Club...
DAVID EDWARD SMITH (12/05/12)
David Edward Smith, 63, of Joplin, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Joplin. He was born Sept.3, 1949, in Washburn, the son of Milford L. and Pearl (Weathers) Smith. On July 8, 1972, in Monett, he was united in marriage to Sheryl Bruton, who survives...
CLARA LOUISE (GEHRON) WILLIS (12/05/12)
Clara Louise (Gehron) Willis, 89, of Springdale, Ark., passed from the bounds of her mortal life on Nov. 30, 2012, at Springdale Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Nov. 11, 1923, in Celina, Ohio, to Charles and Suszanna Gehron. Clara had a penchant to write. ...