Thursday, June 17, 2010

Memorial services for Rex Duane Stubblefield, of Marionville, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 2010, in the Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Marionville, with Rev. Ralph Prosser officiating.

Inurnment with full military honors by the Whiteman Air Force Team will follow at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 21, in the Springfield National Cemetery, 1702 East Seminole Street, Springfield, under the direction of the Williams Funeral Home.

He passed away Sunday April 11, 2010, in the Ozarks Methodist Manor in Marionville, where he had resided since 1988.

He was born June 20, 1920, in Cassville, to Karl D. and Vena I. edmondson Stubblefield. The family moved to Idaho in 1928 and then to Wyoming, where he graduated from Pavillion (Wyoming) High School in 1938. In 1940, he entered the U.S. Army and transferred to the U.S. Air Corps in 1941.

He married Elsie Lea Neal, of Alex, Okla., in June of 1942. She preceded him in death on Nov. 26, 1992.

His sisters, Zoeanne Stubblefield Nelson and Helen Louise Stubblefield Yeager, both of Portland, Ore., and Karlene Ansell, of Gresham, Ore., and a brother, George, of Longview, Wash., predeceased him.

He is survived by his daughter, Karyl, and son-in-law, David Savageau, of Washington, D.C.

He was a long and active volunteer in the United Methodist Church and at the Ozarks Methodist Manor.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Barry County Museum, P.O. Box 338, Cassville, MO 65625, or to the Barry County Geological and Historical Society, P.O. Box 291, Cassville, MO 65625.