Ernest Lee “Ernie’ Creamer

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Ernest Lee “Ernie’ Creamer, 75, of Monett, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2022, at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin.

He was born Aug. 13, 1946, in Ontario, Ore., the son of John and Jessie (Jones) Creamer. On March 8, 1976, in Miami, Okla., he was united in marriage to Christy Lyons, who survives. Additional survivors include: two daughters, Dena Creamer of Clarksville, Ark., and Carol Davidson and her husband David of St. Louis; three brothers, John Creamer and his wife Louise of Winchendon, Mass., David Creamer of Cassville, and Mike Creamer of Centerton, Ark.; and three grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents and two sisters, Frances Deffenbaugh and Judith Sprinkles.

He moved to this area in 1960 with his parents. After graduating from Midway High School in Stark City, he attended Crowder College in Neosho. He owned and operated Ernie’s Chicken Shack in Cassville and The Broadway Inn in Monett.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Bob Deffenbaugh conducted the services. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville.