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Obituaries from February 2013

CARL DUANE WILKINSON (02/27/13)
Carl Duane Wilkinson, 92, of Golden, passed away Feb. 16, 2013, in Mt. Vernon. The Final Military Salute was given to him as an honored veteran. He was born Feb. 6, 1921, in Hutchinson, Kan., the son of Carl C. and Kathryn (Saunders) Wilkinson. On April 5, 1942, he was united in marriage to Nelly Regina Wines, who preceded him in death on April 24, 2010. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Dorrel Wilkinson; and one sister, Patricia Ann Wilkinson Smith...
SINCLAIR ROGERS (02/27/13)
Sinclair Ulrey Rogers was born Sept. 4, 1924, in Monett, MO, to William Elwood and Ruth Sizer Rogers. Sinclair was the grandson of F. P. Sizer, an early prominent Monett attorney and his wife Nell K. Ulrey Sizer. He was a cousin of Parker Sizer of Monett, now deceased...
EDDY HOUSE (02/27/13)
William E. "Eddy" House, 74, of Joplin, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Freeman Hospital, Joplin. Preceding him in death are his parents, Gene Charles and Gladys "Cleo" (Smalley) House, and his brother, Marvin E. House. Survivors include: his wife, Gina (Lewis) House; daughters, Symbra Boone and husband, Garth, of Republic; and Carrie McLachlen and husband, Dennis, of Jacksonville, Fla.; son, Johnathan House, of Jefferson City; one brother, James "JD" House and wife, Marion, of Springfield; and two grandchildren.. ...
TYLER ANTHONY CREECH (02/27/13)
Tyler Anthony Creech, 27, of Broken Arrow, Okla., passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in his home. He was born July 24, 1985, in Tulsa, Okla., the son of Carolyn Creech. Survivors include: his mother, Carolyn Creech Sullivan and her husband, Tony, of Galena; his step-father, Junior Burnette and his wife, Becky, of Seligman; two daughters, Kayli Rickard and Kendall Creech, of Billings; one brother, Shawn Burnette, of Cassville; and grandparents, Mankie Adkins, of Owasso, Okla., Richard Creech and Karel Kolker, of Owasso, Okla., and Judy and Dwayne Henry, of Seligman.. ...
DORRIS MAXINE ASH (02/20/13)
Dorris Maxine Ash, 82, of Purdy, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in her home. She was born June 2, 1930, in Purdy, the daughter of Marion E. and Florence (Perkins) Moudy. On Dec. 17, 1947, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Oliver R. Ash, who preceded her in death on March 28, 2002. Also preceding her in death were her parents, three brothers, one grandson and one great-grandchild...
LEONARD BEESON (02/20/13)
Leonard Morton Beeson, age 90, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013, in his home. He was born June 18, 1922, in Anderson, Missouri, the son of Everett and Edna (Noble) Beeson. On December 26, 1948, in Exeter, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Dortha Pilant, who preceded him in death on December 15, 1993. Also preceding him in death were his parents; an infant sister, Betty Jewel; one brother, Laurance Beeson; and two brothers-in-law, Ray Harris and Earl Lyall...
PATRICIA BENNETT (02/20/13)
Patricia Lee Bennett, 64, of Desota, Texas, formerly of Purdy, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. She was born on Aug. 28, 1948, the daughter of Frank and Mildred Bennett in Wheaton. She spent her childhood in Purdy and graduated from Purdy High School. She was married to Stephen Bennett on Feb. 21, 1970, and he survives...
WANDA FERN EPPERLY (02/20/13)
Wanda Fern (Lane) Epperly, 83, of Republic, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Sonshine Manor, Republic. She was born April 23, 1929, the daughter of Malcolm and Lucille Fulton. She was united in marriage to William Lawrence Lane in 1946, and he passed away in 1983. In January 1986, she married Quentin Epperly, of Cassville, who preceded her in death in 2010. She was a member of Kansas Expressway Church of Christ in Springfield...
JERRY HALL (02/20/13)
Jerry Hall, 69, of Monett, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He was born March 15, 1943, in Butterfield, the son of the late Hershal and Marjorie (Douthitt) Hall. He was united in marriage on May 18, 1962, in Purdy to Patricia Rose, and she survives...
EDDY HOUSE (02/20/13)
William E. "Eddy" House, 74, of Joplin, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Freeman Hospital, Joplin. Funeral services will be held at 12 (noon) Monday Feb. 25, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until service time Monday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
CARL PENDERGRAFT (02/20/13)
Carl Pendergraft, 74, of Purdy, passed away at home Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. He was born July 8, 1938 in Washburn, the son of John Thomas and Laura "Cassie" (Fletcher) Pendergraft. He was united in marriage to Darlene Baldwin on Oct. 21, 1983. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, James, Paul, Lawrence, Lester and Robert Pendergraft; four sisters, Ruby Ruark, Neoma Grantham, Mary Pendergraft and Alma Pendergraft, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren...
GLENN ROBERTS (02/20/13)
William "Glenn" Roberts, 93, of Decatur, Ill., died on Feb. 14, 2013. Funeral services were Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Decatur, Ill. Burial was today (Wednesday) at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville. He was born in October of 1919 in Cassville, son of Edward R. and Vesta Roberts. He graduated from Cassville High School...
TROY TATE (02/20/13)
Troy Delbert Tate, 84, of Seligman, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Cassville Health Care and Rehab. He was born in Osage, Ark., July 1, 1928, the son of Wilburn J. and Minnie I. (Phillips) Tate. On May 26, 1952, at Golden, he was united in marriage to Geniva R. Ussery, who survives...
CARL DUANE WILKINSON (02/20/13)
Carl Duane Wilkinson, 92, of Golden, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Mt. Vernon. 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...
REV. O.V. DODSON (02/13/13)
Rev. O. V. Dodson, 99 of Willard, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013, in Willard Care Center. Rev. Dodson, the son of Famous Lisbon and Birdie Oaks Dodson, was born in Barry County, Missouri. He attended Barry County Public Schools and graduated from Kimberly High School in Kimberly, Idaho. ...
JOHN H. DAY (02/13/13)
John H. Day, age 69, of Exeter, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013, in Cassville Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville, Missouri. He was born September 16, 1943, in Washburn, Missouri, the son of John and Effie (Snook) Day. On January 15, 1968, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Thelma Paul, who survives. ...
ROBERT M. FRYE, SR. (02/13/13)
Robert M. Frye, Sr., 73, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in his home. He was born Jan. 23, 1940, in Illinois, the son of Virgil M. and Margaret Kathryn (Reeder) Frye, who preceded him in death. Survivors include: his life partner and mother of his children, Emily K. ...
JOAN ROSE IRSIK (02/13/13)
Joan Rose (Friess) Irsik, 78, passed away at Springfield Mercy Hospital on Feb. 7, 2013, following a lengthy illness. She was born Oct. 26, 1934, in Cheney, Kan., to Fred and Anna Friess. She grew up on a farm near Wichita. After vacationing in the Ozarks for several years, they relocated their family of five children to Shell Knob in 1967. She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Shell Knob...
PATRICK DALE KANEKO (02/13/13)
Patrick Dale Kaneko (aka Edeyn Hannah Blackeney) of State College, Penn., formerly of Cassville, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, Penn. He was born in Wichita, Kan., Aug. 11, 1975, the son of Robert "Bob" and Eupha Rose (Lakey) Kaneko...
MICHAEL THOMAS "MIKE" MALOUSEK (02/13/13)
Michael Thomas "Mike" Malousek, 64, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in his home. He was born June 22, 1948, in Wahoo, Neb., the son of John and Eleanor (Tvrdy) Malousek. On May 1, 1989, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Elizabeth (Forster) McManaman, who survives...
VERNETTA EARLINE RIFFE (02/13/13)
Vernetta Earline Riffe, 76, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. She was born Jan. 29, 1937, in Raytown, the daughter of Clyde and Esther (Stanley) Sousley. On May 9, 1957, she was united in marriage to Gilbert Leslie Riffe, who preceded her in death on Jan. 16, 2010. Also preceding her in death were two grandchildren...
DON STEWART (02/13/13)
Don Stewart, 89, of Wheaton, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. He was born Dec. 28, 1923, to William Franklin "Jack" and Ella May (Stark) Stewart in Pioneer. Survivors include: his wife of 61 years, Edna Mae; daughters, Brenda and Joe Giles, of Dickinson, Texas, and Karla and Steve Stocks, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and five grandchildren...
CHARLES L. BARNES (02/06/13)
Charles L. Barnes, 74 of Jenkins, Missouri, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at his home. He was born in Jenkins, Feb. 25, 1938, the son of James Oscar and Dolly (Hilton) Barnes. He was united in marriage June 6, 1966, in Miami, Okla., to Wanda Harris, who survives...
KATHRYN MARIE "KATIE" FOUNTAIN-SUTHERLAND (02/06/13)
Kathryn Marie "Katie" Fountain-Sutherland, 48, of Cassville, passed away at home Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2012. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Glenn Erwin will conduct the services. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
DR. WANDA R. GRAY (02/06/13)
Dr. Wanda R. Gray was born March 31, 1921, in Butterfield, Mo., and passed away on February 3, 2013, in Springfield. She graduated from Butterfield High School. After finishing one year of college at SMS at age 17, she passed the County Teachers Exam and taught at several rural schools in Barry County first at Cormus Grove, and then Clio and Cross Hollows. ...
PATRICK KANEKO (02/06/13)
Patrick Kaneko, of State College, Penn., formerly of Cassville, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, Penn. Services will be announced by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper...
ANDREW LOYD (02/06/13)
Andrew Loyd, 20, of Wheaton, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, from injuries received in an ATV accident. He was born in Zanesville, Ohio, on March 17, 1992. He was a graduate of Wheaton High School Class of 2010, where he was active in the FFA. Since graduation, he worked as an automobile salesman at Burr Motor Company in Neosho...
CHARLES WILLIAM VINEYARD (02/06/13)
Charles William Vineyard, 80, of Savannah, Tenn., formerly of Cassville, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. He was born March 9, 1932, in Lincoln Park, Mich., the son of Lester O. and Zelma (Strother) Vineyard. On Nov. 3, 1956, in St. Louis, he was united in marriage to Treva L. Henson, who survives...