Shannon County MOGenWeb Obituaries
|A large number of the obituaries transcribed here are from The Current Wave newspaper at Eminence, Missouri. Permission was granted by The Current Wave to Kathy Welch Heidel, former coordinator of this page, to list these obituaries which have been transcribed by a dedicated researcher. Many thanks to this anonymous researcher and to The Current Wave newspaper, as well as all the other contributors. Additional obituaries from private collections have been added. If you have obituaries, current or old, that you would like to contribute, please contact us.|
Updated Jun. 24, 2015
ERNEST HENRY MADISON - Born October 15, 1920 at Jacksonville, Illinois, the son of William Henry and Zanza Fleeta McLain Madison and departed this life on November 2, 1986 at his home in Winona MO. at the age of 66 years. He was married to Minnie Holloway Woodworth on July 7, 1980 at Eminence MO. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, William Madison. He is survived by his wife, Minnie of the home; one son, Ernest Lee Madison; four step-sons, Freddie, Charles, David and Dennis Woodworth; two daughters, Betty Hean Madison; Ellen Madison of the state of Iowa; one step-daughter, Mary Lou White; three sisters, Eileen Lankford of East Alton, Ill.; Gladys Freitag and Madeline Reynolds, both of Sorento, Ill. He served in World War II. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 1 pm in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Winona with Rev. Fred Atkins officiating. Burial was in Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.
ELFIE ESTHER COOPER MAGNESS - Born June 23, 1919 to William Eli Cooper and Myrtle Brake Cooper near Flat Rock MO. She went to be with the Lord on Feb. 3, 1987. She had been in Cox Medical Center in Springfield, suffering from a heart attack. She was married to William Berlin Ferguson on July 5, 1941 and to this union two children were born. She later married Francis Shorty Magness on Aug. 15, 1959 at Salem MO. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Myrtle Cooper; also, Berlin Ferguson and Shorty Magness. She leaves behind her two children, Bill Ferguson of Eminence; and Kay Chilton of Patterson; three grandchildren, David, Ronnie and Candi; other loved ones, many cousins and friends. Elfie worked many years at Angelica Factory and then as a cook at Frazier's Cafe. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, and a loyal friend. She believed totally in God's will and depended on him for her many needs. Her thirteen day stay in the hospital was filled with a gentle peace and patience because she knew she was in God's hands. Her doctor and nurses remarked on her wonderful attitude, loving nature and willingness to make their jobs easier. She will be sadly missed by her loving family and many friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 5 at 10 am in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with Rev. Bob Schneider officiating. Burial was in New Eminence Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.
BETTY GOFORTH MAGNESS -Daughter of the late Richard 'Dink' Goforth and Ida Belle Brown. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Lonnie Gene Thomas, by three brothers, Earl Goforth, Houston Goforth, and by four sisters, Goldie Reed, Ruth Goforth, Ruby Tucker, and Wanda Counts. She is survived by her children; Sharlene Thomas and Cecil Magness; by a granddaughter, Jeanie Byington; by two great grandchildren, Jazmyn Byington, and Trevor Byington, by three brothers, Gene Goforth, Cecil Goforth, and Lonnie Goforth.
LILLIAN HOPKINS MAGNESS - Born November 21, 1898 at Winona, Missouri, the daughter of Elmer and Margaret Hopkins. She departed this life January 21, 1987 in British Columbia, Canada. She was married to Orbrey Magness on September 5, 1915. To this union eight children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two daughters and one son. She is survived by four daughters, Freda Mighton, British Columbia, Canada; Mae Hartman, Eminence MO.; Fern Durkin, Independence MO.; Sylvia Johnston, Winona MO.; one son, Oley Magness, High Ridge MO. She was loved by her family and friends. She will be missed so much. Funeral services were held Monday January 26, at 1 pm in the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence MO. Rev. Fred Pulliam officiating. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery, under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home in Eminence MO.
JAMES EDWARD MANIS - Born at Ellsinore, Missouri on July 27, 1933, to Roy and Gertrude Freeze Manis. He departed this life on January 21, 2006 at his home in Winona, Missouri attaining the age of 72 years 5 months and 25 days. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers; Bert, Leroy and Claude and one sister, Betty Euadaly. Jim grew up and attended school at Ellsinore. He answered his call to the military and served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. After returning home Jim married Mary Rector, and moved to St. Louis where he started a career as a back hoe operator. His career spanned 35 years in the Operating Engineers Union Local #513. For the past 25 years the Manis' have made Winona their home. Jim enjoyed taking care of his cattle and hogs until his health forced him to take life a little easier. Jim loved hunting, fishing, and camping on Current River with his family; especially with his grandkids. Jim was always busy at something, and that something usually was outdoors where he loved to spend his time. Jim realized his need for a savior and gave his heart to the Lord. To quote Jim, 'There is just something about the 23rd Psalms that makes me feel good. It does something inside of me, so I say it a lot.' Jim passed from his life into eternity at his home in Winona, Missouri with Mary, Kevin and Mike at his side. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Mary of the home; three sons, David and wife Tina of Nashville, Tennessee; Kevin, Pam, Mike and Esther of Winona, Missouri, one daughter Mary Ann Kerrick of Salem, Missouri, 10 grandchildren: Beth and Becky Kerrick, Jodi Underwood, Shayla, Ashley, Bradley, Brandon, Christina, Jamie, Rachel, and Megan; three brothers Robert of Paragould, Arkansas, Jerry of Tenaha, Texas and Albert of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Jim is gone from this life but will live forever in our memory. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, Missouri with Melvin Rector and Jerry Manis officiating. Interment was held at Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, Missouri under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home.
ALICE MILEY MARGERUM - Born March 4, 1910, the daughter of Noble and Mary ADAMS MILEY, on a homestead near Lake Andes, SD. She passed away Monday, December 4, 2006 at the Masonic Home of Missouri in Kansas City MO at the age of 96 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Clarence F. MARGERUM and five siblings. She and her husband Clarence never had any children of their own, but she is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was highly respected and fondly called 'Aunt Alice' by literally hundreds of children and adults alike. Alice lived in the northeast area of Kansas City for over 70 years. She worked as an instructor in promotional sales at Montgomery Ward for over 35 years. Alice was a member of the White Avenue Methodist Church for over 65 years. In addition to having taught adult and children Sunday School classes for many years, she was a remarkable speaker and delivered a fine sermon when requested. Alice was an active member of the Eastern Star Blue Valley Chapter #2 for over 50 years and received Life Membership status. She served as their Chaplin for several years. Alice also worked with the Laubach Literacy Action, teaching many newcomers to speak and write English. She volunteered as a helper at the Holy Cross Parish Nutrition Center for several years. Eastern Star service and funeral services were held at the White Avenue Methodist Church in Kansas City MO on Friday, December 8, 2006 at 10:00 am. Visitation and funeral services were also held on Saturday, December 9, 2006 at the Duncan Chapel in Birch Tree MO. Interment was in the Oak Forest Cemetery at Birch Tree under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree MO. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
Jay Edward Marik - Born April 3, 1936 in Mountain View, Missouri, the son of Edward J. and Willie Nadine (Goodman) Marik. He departed this life on January 25, 2012 at his home in Theodosia, Missouri at the age of 75 years. Jay was united in marriage to Sheila Jean Gromer on February 29, 1984 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jack; one sister-in-law, Donna Marik; one brother-in-law, Johnny Gromer; and one nephew, Chad Marik. Survivors include his wife, Sheila, of the home; two sons, Sonny Bannister and wife, Barbara, of Imperial, MO and Johnny Bannister and wife, Tonya, of Ellington, MO; one brother, Thomas R. Marik of Hillsboro, MO; eight sisters-in-law, including Kathryn Marik; three brothers-in-law; three nieces, Dana Francis, Karen Cox, and Janet Huskey; one nephew, Richard Marik; and four grandchildren. Jay loved painting landscapes, fishing, woodcarving, and making fishing lures. He greatly enjoyed his family. Memorial Service: Tuesday January 31, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Yarber Mortuary in Mountain View, Missouri.
DONALD CLARENCE MARQUITZ - Son of the late Clarence MARQUITZ and Nettie DAWSON MARQUITZ, was born June 5, 1933 at St Louis MO and passed away Saturday, September 10, 2005 at Brooke Haven Health Care Center in West Plains MO at age 72. He grew up in the St Louis area and attended Kirkwood schools. He worked in construction in the St Louis area for several years. When he moved to the Eunice area he worked as a road grader at a local township for several years. After he became too ill to be cared for at home he moved to Brook Haven Health Care Center. He enjoyed camping and visiting with family and friends when he was able. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Nettie MARQUITZ, and his son, Donald Anthony Nettie MARQUITZ, known as “Little Tony” who was born in 1956 and passed away as a young child. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Roseann and Jeff ROBERTSON, his two grandsons, Kaylon and Brylon ROBERTSON, Summersville MO; two brothers, Tony MARQUITZ and Betty, Eunice MO; and Bobby and Linda BENO, Plano TX. He will be greatly missed by grandsons, nieces, nephews, and other friends and family. Graveside services were held on Monday, September 12, 2005 at Antioch Cemetery in Hartshorn under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville MO.
Maudie R. Smith Marshall - Born September 19, 1929 in Montier, MO the daughter of John M. Smith and Florence (Crosson) Smith. She passed away January 20, 2012 at NHC Healthcare in West Plains, MO at the age of 82 years. She was united in marriage to Giles “Ernest” Marshall on April 4, 1959 at Mountain View, MO. Maudie is preceded in death by her parents John and Florence Smith; husband Ernest Marshall; one brother Garrett Smith; two sisters Betty Ward and Frances Vanburger and one grandson Roger Estes. She is survived by two daughters Eva Estes and husband David of Mountain View, MO and Berky Ward and husband Carl of Van Buren, MO; 9 grandchildren; 13 and 1 on the way great grandchildren; and a host of other friends and family. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Memorial Services will be held at a later date.
ALICE OLIVA NICHOLS MARTIN - Born March 5, 1892 to J. W. NICHOLS and Margaretta NEWTON NICHOLS. She was united in marriage to Oliver Maxie MARTIN on July 28, 1909. To this union ten children were born. She departed this life October 22, 1965 at the age of 73 years, 7 months and 15 days. She was preceded in death by one daughter, her father and mother, seven brothers and three sisters. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband and nine children: William Melton MARTIN, Winona MO; George Washington MARTIN, Winona MO; Ruby Dessie RUSSELL, St. Louis MO; Ruth Essie MARTIN, Winona MO; Francis Ray MARTIN, Winona MO; Geneva Mae MCGOWN, Crestwood MO; Rosemary HOLLOWAY, Winona MO; Richard David MARTIN, Winona MO; Billie Dale MARTIN, St. Louis MO; three brothers: Newton N. NICHOLS of Cape Girardeau MO; John L. NICHOLS of St. Louis MO; Wilburn HOBBS of St. Louis MO; one sister, Ida Belle RANDOLPH, of Denver CO; 22 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews and many friends. Sources for this information: The Current Wave - November 4, 1965.
CHARLES ANDREW 'CHARLIE' MARTIN - Born June 7, 1903, in Shannon County, the son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Harring Martin, and passed away March 12, 1988 at the age of 84 years. He was united in marriage to Pearl Mae Holloway on July 28, 1928, and to this union seventeen children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one infant son Allen Eugene, one son Thomas William; three daughters, Wanda Goldene, Mary Magalene, and Bessie Pauline; and one great grandson, Luke. He is survived by six sons, Bud, Gerald, and John Martin, all of Winona, MO, Gary and Sam Martin of High Ridge, MO, and Ronnie Martin of Fenton, MO; six daughters, Melva Mitchell of Blytheville, AR, Nellie Wurth of Dellwood, MO, Susie Elliot of Carmichael, CA, Myrtle Petty of Maysville, MO, Brenda Harris of Winona, MO, Katie Knight of Eminence, MO; one sister Mary Holloway of Oregon; 32 grandchildren, and 35 great grandchildren. He was a good provider for his family and had many friends. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. Funeral services were held Monday, March 14, 1988, at the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Winona with Rev. David Meade officiating. Burial was in Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.
CHARLES EDWARD ‘CHARLIE’ MARTIN - Born August 1, 1925 to Harve Martin and Margaret (Lampkins) Martin at Owls Bend, MO in Shannon County. He passed away March 6, 2008 at Mountain View, MO at the age of 82 years, 7 months, and 5 days. He was united in marriage to Eunice Mae Conner on March 23, 1953 at Salem, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice, on January 24, 2001; his parents; three brothers, Paul Martin, Walter Martin and Thomas Martin; five sisters, Mabel Martin, Nora Martin, Marjorie Deatherage and husband, Bill; Ellen Comely and husband, Cordell; and Mary Roach and husband, Kenneth. He is survived by his two sons, Denny Martin and wife, Jenny, of Eminence, MO and Eddie Martin and wife, Brenda, of Eminence, MO; one step-daughter Linda Garcia and husband, Buddy, of O’Fallon, MO; one step-son, Wayne Atchison; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Suzie Martin and Minnie Martin. Charlie was raised in the Eminence area. He served in the US Marine Corp during WWII. Charlie loved playing the fiddle and guitar. He loved bluegrass music and enjoyed watching westerns on TV. He loved going to the river, camping and being with the family. He loved to pester his grandchildren and especially loved his two Bassett hounds, Lady and Sally. Charlie will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Now, he has gone home to play his fiddle for the Lord. Funeral services were held Monday, March 10, 2008 at 1PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO with Jay Martin officiating. Interment was in Flat Rock Cemetery at Summersville under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence. ~The Summersville Beacon.
DONNA PEARL COOLEY MARTIN - Daughter of Oak COOLEY and Ollie MCMILLIAN, was born Mar. 23, 1906 at Eminence Shannon Co MO. She passed away Feb. 6, 2001 at Birch Tree Shannon Co MO. She married Thomas David Martin on July 10, 1923 at Eminence MO. He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1975. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, four sons, one daughter, three infant children, two brothers, and three sisters, and three grandsons. She is survived by five sons; Paul James Martin, Darrell Jay Martin, David W. ‘Orville’ Martin, Jerry Henry Martin and Larry Wayne Martin, one daughter, Freda Pauline Martin, one half-brother, Frank, four half-sisters, Goldie R., Faith, Grace, and Ester; forty- two grandchildren, sixty-nine great-grandchildren, ten great- great grandchildren. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery at Winona.
ELMEDIA ENTENMAN MARTIN - Born June 2, 1924 at Low Wassie, MO the daughter of John Neal and Nellie Rose Bradshaw Neal. She passed away July 2, 2007 at her home in Winona , MO at the age of 83 years and 1 month. She was united in marriage to William Herbert Entenman and to this union two sons were born. William preceded her in death on July 2, 1955. She later married William Melton Martin and to this union one daughter and one son were born. William preceded her in death on January 2, 1974. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; six sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her children Bill Entenman and wife Mary of Thayer, MO; John Entenman of Dallas , TX ; Patricia Avanell Van Winkle and husband Dennis of Winona, MO; and Bobby Dennis Martin of Winona , MO ; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral Services were held Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 3:00 pm at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev. Glen Hampton officiating. Interment was in the Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.
ERMAN DARREL MARTIN - born May 25, 1925, and departed this life Apr. 14, 2001. Erman was the second son of Tom and Celestia Blunkall Martin. He was born at West Eminence and moved to Winona where he went to school when he was five. Upon completing the 8th grade he got a job with the Hub Mill where he worked until entering the service. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II from 1943 to 1945. He was wounded in Iwo Jima and discharged. He married his beloved wife Dorothy Smotherman on Jun. 6, 1946 and they had 54 golden years together before Erman was called away. Erman is preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Celestia Martin, two brothers, Ernest and Francis 'Pepper' Martin, and one sister, Emma Jean Martin Brewer Barnes. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Dorothy, five sisters-in-law, Mona Lou Martin, Clara Williams, Velma Weaver, Mildred Smotherman and Wilma Smotherman; three brothers-in-law, Dewey Weaver, Raymond Smotherman and Clyde Smotherman; four special nephews, Keith Martin, Randy Martin, Eugene Brewer, Doug Brewer and their families, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Erman loved all his family and always helped them when he could. He was a good friend to many. He will be missed so bad by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tue., Apr. 17, 2001 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev. James Doyle officiating. Interment was in the Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.
Eunice Mae Conner Atchison Martin - Daughter of Alfonso F. Conner and Maudie Elizabeth (Cooper) Conner. Born Aug. 4, 1926 at Summersville; died Jan. 24, 2001 at Mountain View. Married 1st Floyd Atchison. Married 2nd Charles Edward Martin. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Brenda Marie Atchison; two sisters, George Atchison and Pearl Jinks. Eunice is survived by three sons, Floyd Wayne Atchison, Charles Dennis Martin and James Edward Martin; one daughter, Linda Louise Garcia; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Truman Conner, Allen and Albert Conner; two sisters, Dorothy Conner and Joyce Grammar.
EUNICE J. PRATER MARTIN - Of Dittmer, Missouri, was born November 18, 1926, in Round Springs, Missouri, to Moses U. and Dora May nee Warren Prater, and entered into rest, Saturday, July 15, 2006, at her residence, in Dittmer, Missouri, at the age of 79 years, 7 months, and 27 days. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Clifford W. Martin, and siblings, Lloyd Prater, Floyd Prater, and Betty Duckett. She is survived by five 5 children, Judy Wayne Sherrell, of Cedar Hill, Missouri, Charlotte Jack Estes, of Dittmer, Missouri, Virginia Martin, of Dittmer, Missouri, Joyce Lynn Conway, of Dittmer, Missouri, and Deborah Craig Mataya, of Dittmer, Missouri, one 1 son-in-law, Randy Conway, of House Springs, Missouri, seven 7 grandchildren, Dawn Wayne Menke, Jenna, Drew, Jessica, Tyler, William, and Kevin, two 2 great-grandchildren, Trent and Hannah, five 5 siblings, Lowell Prater, of High Ridge, Missouri, Bill Prater, of Riverton, Illinois, Raymond Prater, of Luebbering, Missouri, Imogene Folta, of Fenton, Missouri, and Virgie Edwards, of High Ridge, Missouri, one 1 brother-in-law, Perry Martin, of Stockton, Missouri, and many other relatives and friends. Eunice was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Cedar Hill. She was an excellent homemaker who took very good care of those around her. She enjoyed fishing, reading, sewing, gardening, and watching Cardinals baseball games, however her most precious moments were the Thursday Daughter Nights that were spent together. Eunice is fondly remembered and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Visitation Tuesday, July 18, 2006, from 4-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Cedar Hill, 8265 Local Hillsboro Road, Cedar Hill, MO 63016. Service Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Cedar Hill. Interment Fairview Church Cemetery, Lonedell MO. Contributions to Live the Vision Building Fund, c/o First Baptist Church of Cedar Hill or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Gary Leroy 'durb' Martin - Age 57, of House Springs, MO, died Thursday, at 6:30 a.m., August 17, 2006 at his son's home in Purdy MO. Gary was born March 24, 1949 in Winona, MO, the son of Charles and Pearl (Hollaway) Martin. He is survived by his two daughters, Chonda Counts and Jenny Martin, both of Winona; two sons, Gary Martin, Jr., of Purdy, MO, and Thomas Martin, of De Soto, Mo; five sisters, Nellie Wurth, of St. Louis; Katie Knight, of Eminence; Susie Elliot, of Oregon; Myrtle Petty, of Winona; and Brenda Harris, of Piedmont; five brothers, Sam Martin, of Mtn. View; Bud Martin, of Fremont; Gerald Martin, John Martin, and Ronnie Martin, all of Winona; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Lakin Funeral Chapel on Sunday, August 20th, 2006, with burial at the Monett Cemetery. A special thanks to all of those sending sympathy wishes, food, flowers, cards, and well wishes. The entire family appreciates all the love and support.
HARLAN 'PAUL' MARTIN - Born February 20, 1921 at Eminence MO, the son of Harve and Margaret LAMPKINS MARTIN, and departed this life on May 9, 1988 at his home at the age of 67 years, 2 months and 19 days. He is survived by his longtime friend, Lottie METCALF; three brothers, Tom, Walter and Charlie MARTIN, all of Eminence; two sisters, Ellen COMELY, Salem MO; and Mary ROACH, Newburg MO; five nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 11, 1988, at 1 p.m. in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with Rev. Bud YOUNGER officiating. Interment was in Bethany Chapel Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence. CARD OF THANKS --- We would like to express our sincere thanks for all the help and kindness shown during the loss of our loved one. A special thanks to all who sent food, flowers, sympathy cards and telephone calls. We especially thank Rev. Bud YOUNGER for his consoling words; Duncan Funeral Home; the Pallbearers; the one who opened and closed the grave; the singers; and anyone else who helped in any way. May God bless each and every one. – The family of Paul MARTIN. --- Sources for this information: The Current Wave, May 25, 1988.
HATTIE BLYTHE DECKARD MARTIN - Born in Shannon Co MO on July 30, 1899 to Charles H. DECKARD and Sara H. STEVENSON. She passed away Christmas morning, December 25, 1993 on the family farm near Winona, Missouri at the age of 94 years. She was raised in the Eminence area and taught at several country schools at an early age. On Aug. 11, 1920, Hattie and Walter Ray MARTIN were united in marriage at Winona MO. To this union four children were born: Edith Elaine in 1921, Charles Ray in 1922, Howard Owen in 1925 and William Dale in 1929. She was a dedicated Christian mother, wife and friend; a beautiful person. Hattie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; two sons, Charles and Howard; one sister, Bertha; and two brothers, Glen and Winfred. She is survived by one son, William Dale and wife Ruth of Winona; and her only daughter, Edith SNELGROVE of Port Angeles, WA; five grandchildren: David PITTS, Jim PITTS, Judi BRITBACH, Winnie SHELDON and Patsy RICHARDSON; thirteen great grandchildren; four step grandchildren: Regina MUMMERT, Edward BOYD, Earl BOYD, Kathleen BOYD; five step great grandchildren; one half brother, Jim DECKARD and wife Ruth of Lincoln, NE; three nieces, four nephews, several special cousins and a host of dear friends. Everyone who knew Hattie loved her. She will be sadly missed. Funeral services were held on December 29, 1993 at 10 a.m. in Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Glenn HAMPTON officiating. Interment was in Barnes Chapel Cemetery of Birch Tree, under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.
JAMES DALE 'DOC' MARTIN - Son of John D. and Lucy Martin, was born April 26, 1926 at Grassy Hollow in Shannon County MO. He departed this life April 8, 1985 at the age of 58 years, 11 months and 13 days at Eminence MO. Dale was united in marriage September 4, 1952 to Doris Mae Cooper Ferguson. To this union were born two daughters, Diane and Donna. He was preceded in death by his mother and father. He leaves to mourn, his wife, Doris of the home; two daughters, Diane Ard and Donna Martin, presently of Eminence; two grandsons, Jay Martin and Dusty Ard; and a host of relatives and friends. Dale gave his heart to God several years ago and always had a deep, abiding faith in God. In times of trouble in his family, he always went to God, who he knew could always meet the need, whatever it was. Dale was a tender-hearted, loving man who cared very deeply for his family and his friends, of which he had many. There will be a vacancy in the home and in the town of Eminence, where Dale was loved by many, until we meet again together around the great white throne. We feel that our loss is Heaven's gain.
JAMES PAUL MARTIN - Born July 8, 1928 near Twin Rock on the Current River in Shannon County, Missouri. The son of Thomas David and Danna Pearl Cooley Martin and passed away on February 2, 2006 at Mountain View, Missouri at the age of 77 years. He was united in marriage to Hattie Gladys Lamar on December 26, 1950 in Salem, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 38 years, Hattie Gladys Martin, 4 brothers Virgil, Doyle, Jimmy Dale and George; 2 sisters Barbara Jean and twin infant Margaret; 2 grandson's Travis Lee Parcell and Michael Roy Heverns; 2 great granddaughters, Lauren and Rachel Taylor. He is survived by his 10 children Norma Lee Donaldson and husband Joe of Alton, Missouri, Linda Sue Chilton and husband Bill of Eminence, Missouri, Kathy Heverns and husband Roy of Birch Tree, Missouri, Rickey Martin of Bunker, Missouri, Stanley Martin and wife Denise of Bunker, Missouri, Margie Rector and husband David of Birch Tree, Missouri, Frances Parcell and husband Mike of Billings, Missouri, Christy Murphy and husband Richard of Birch Tree, Missouri, Becky Martin of Mountain View, Missouri and Danny Martin and fiancée Hilda of Birch Tree, Missouri; 3 brothers Darrel Martin and wife Helen of Willow Springs, Missouri, Jerry Martin and wife Maryetta of Birch Tree, Missouri, Orville Martin of Cuba, Missouri, Larry Martin of Houston, Missouri; 1 sister Pauline Martin of Birch Tree, Missouri; 25 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great grandchild and numerous other family and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 1:00 pm at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, Missouri with Kennard Mayfield officiating. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery at Winona, Missouri under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View, Missouri. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
Junior Cloys 'J. R.' Martin - Son of Joseph Estep and Lola Mae Martin was born at Bunker, Missouri, on April 26, 1928. He departed this life at Salem Memorial District Hospital in Salem, Missouri, on March 15, 2010, having attained the age of 81 years, 10 months and 17 days. On March 19, 1949 in Bunker, Missouri, J.R. was united in marriage to Helen Berniece Goforth. On June 9, 1993 in Salem, Missouri, J.R. was united in marriage to Marie Woolfe. J.R. was a Veteran of the United States Navy having served in WWII in Greenland. He was a member of the Ohlman Baptist Church and a former member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriner’s Club. His hobbies included riding horses, reading, and listening to his dogs run coyotes. J.R. was proud of volunteering for the American Red Cross. J.R. was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ray Gene Martin. J.R. is survived by two daughters, Beverly J. Martin, Judith Kunkel and husband Ralph of Metamora, Illinois, two sisters, Willa Dean Cook and husband Robert of Bunker, Missouri, Yvonne Reed and husband Don of Lesterville, Missouri, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. J.R. will be deeply missed by his family and many friends who mourn his passing. Visitation: Thurs. 10 A.M. Funeral Services: Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. McSpadden Funeral Home, Bunker, Missouri, Ministers: Elmer Parker and Terry Sharp Burial West-Fork Sutterfield Cemetery Pallbearers: Joe Hayes, Charles Burnett, Bob Cook. Arrangements by McSpadden Funeral Homes, Bunker, Missouri, In lieu of flowers: American Red Cross.
KENNETH L. 'KEN' MARTIN - Born December 14, 1929 to Rolla Herbert MARTIN and Mary Elizabeth MARTIN of Wellsville, Missouri. He entered the gates of Heaven October 10, 2004 at St. Johns Regional Hospital in Springfield Missouri at the age of 74 years, 9 months and 26 days. He was united in marriage to Mary BRANDENBURG on September 30, 1954 in Mexico Missouri. To this union three children were born. Kenneth is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary MARTIN, one daughter Kari Lisa COX, and her husband Kevin of Winona Missouri, one son Michael MARTIN, and his wife Michelle of Winona Missouri. Five grandsons, Kasey COX, Preston MARTIN, Kody COX, Kyle MARTIN and Tyler MARTIN, one granddaughter Kristina COX and one granddaughter in-law Joy MARTIN. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Bill MARTIN and one daughter Katrina MARTIN. Kenneth graduated from Wellsville Missouri High School in 1947. He attended the Kansas City School of Watch making that fall. Kenneth entered the United States Air Force on September 1, 1948. After 22 years service he retired as Senior Master Sergeant. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. While serving in the Air Force Kenneth moved his family to Winona Missouri. For several years hr operated a Jewelry Store and raised livestock. During the late 70’s Kenneth was a volunteer EMT and served on the Shannon County Ambulance Board. He also served several years as Board Member on Shannon County Soil and Water Conservation District and as Alderman for the City of Winona. Kenneth was baptized at Fremont Missouri on October 21, 1991 and for many years was an active member of the Winona Christian Church and loved being with his Church family. Kenneth loved his family deeply and was especially proud of his grandchildren. He also met daily with a group of coffee drinking buddies that he enjoyed very much. We will miss him, but we know that his joy is complete as he walks and talks with Jesus. Funeral services were held on Friday Oct.10th at 1:00 PM in Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Randy NASH & Don CROCKETT officiating. Burial followed at Falling Springs Cemetery with full military honors under the direction on the United States Air Force Honor Guard.
LEE ARCHIE MARTIN - Died Sept. 21, 1986, at the Farmington Community Hospital at the age of 85 years. He was born March 19, 1901 in Eminence, the son of the late Samuel L. and Sarah Purcell Martin. He was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church for 40 years and a member of the Farmington Masonic Lodge for 46 years. On Jan. 14, 1922 he was united in marriage to Nathal Woodward Martin, who survives. He is also survived by one daughter, Sharon Mrs. Robert Sugerman of Robertsville MO.; one sister, Mrs. Artie Dollins of Kennett MO.; one grandson and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 pm at the Miller Chapel with Rev. David Wright officiating. Burial was in the Three-Rivers Cemetery under the direction of Miller Funeral Services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview Baptist Church.
LUCY MEADE MARTIN - Born June 15, 1893 to James and Rhoda Meade, and departed this life December 10, 1962. On January 25, 1925, she was united in marriage to John D. Martin, who preceded her in death on April 24, 1956. To this union one son was born. She and her husband made their home on their farm in Grassy Hollow in Shannon Co. for 30 years. When due to ill health they moved to Eminence, where she resided until approximately 2 years ago and then started living with her son and family, with whom she was residing at the time of her death. While yet a young woman she accepted Christ as her personal savior. Then on February 7, 1960 she united with the Assembly of God Church in Eminence MO. and was faithful unto death. She is survived by her son, Dale, his wife Doris, 2 granddaughters Diane, and Donna all of Fenton MO. One sister, Martha Meade of Fordyce, Arkansas. A number of nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. She will be sadly missed by all of these. Burial at New Eminence Cemetery.
MICHAEL 'Laken' Martin - Born March 17, 2009 at 7:50 a.m. in West Plains, MO. He departed this life on March 30, 2009 in West Plains, Mo at the age of 13 days old. He lost his life to R.S.V. and pneumonia. He is survived by his parents Justin Martin and Becky Waid of Birch Tree, MO; one big brother Blaik Martin of Birch Tree MO; one older sister Kayley Martin of Branson, MO; grandparents John and Helen Waid of Birch Tree, MO and Tammy Wisecarver of Mountain View, MO; two aunts Courtney Wisecarver of Mountain View, MO and Keri Waid of Birch Tree, MO; one uncle Johnny Waid of Birch Tree, MO; cousins Devon and Gracie of Birch Tree, MO; great grandparents Olive Faulkner of Birch Tree, MO and Patsy Martin of Winona, MO; five great aunts Sheila Martin of Winona, MO, Lily Foust of Winona, MO, Maxine Lilly of Winona, MO, Vivian Ward of Eminence, MO and Marla Brewer of Birch Tree, MO; four great uncles Ricky Martin of Winona, MO, Tom Faulkner of Birch Tree, MO, Charley Faulkner of Birch Tree, MO and Robert Faulkner of Birch Tree, MO; many great aunts and uncles, cousins and friends who will miss him very much. Graveside services were held Friday, April 3, 2009 at 2PM at the Berea Mennonite Cemetery at Birch Tree with Rev. Joe Wierich officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree.
PATRICIA 'PAT' METZ MARTIN - Departed this life February 23, 2004 at St. Frances Hospital in Mountain View MO. at the age of 80. Patricia was born March 18, 1923, in Kansas City MO., to Charles and Lula Johnson Metz. She was united in marriage to George Martin on July 20, 1939, in Shannon County and to this union two children were born. She is preceded in death by her husband George; one brother, Charles Buster Metz, and one sister, Mary Tiny Pugh. She is survived by her two daughters, Louise Martin and her husband Arvin of Bunker MO., Dianne Johnston and her husband Junior of Winona; three grandchildren, Russ Martin, Connie Weber, Tracey Haynes; six great-grandchildren; one step grandchild; three great-great-grandchildren; and one special nephew, Danny Enlow of El Paso, Tex. Patricia will be sadly missed by all of us who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 at Duncan Funeral Home in Winona, with Darrell Jones officiating. Interment was in Bethany Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
PERRY MARTIN - Of Stockton, Missouri, formerly of Dittmer, Missouri, was born March 20, 1922, in Eminence, Missouri to Thomas Jackson and Charlotte (nee Light) Martin, and entered into rest, Thursday, December 27, 2007, at his residence in Stockton, Missouri, at the age of 85 years, 9 months and 7 days. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Cathaleeen (nee Nichols) Martin and four siblings, Cecile Craft , John D. Martin, Clifford Martin and Lena Prater. He is survived by two children, Donna (Raymond) Sherrell, of Stockton, Missouri, and Ronald (Tonya) Martin, of St. Louis, Missouri, five grandchildren, Tammy, Christine ( husband, Brad), Lindsey, Danielle, and Jacob, three great-grandchildren, Nichole, Lacey and Braden, and other relatives and friends. Perry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a member of the Stockton Christian Church. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and going to Branson to catch a country-western show. Perry was a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan. He is fondly remembered and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Visitation Sunday, December 30, 2007 3-8 p.m. at Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6300 Highway 30, Cedar Hill, MO 63016. Service Monday, December 31, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Interment Fairview Church Cemetery, Lonedell, Missouri.
RUTH ESSIE MARTIN - Born Aug. 13, 1916 in Shannon County MO., the daughter of Oliver and Alice Nichols Martin and passed away Sept. 22, 1985 at St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View MO. at the age of 69 years. Ruth, as she was known to her many friends and relatives was a native of Winona MO. and was born and raised in and around the community known as Rocky. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, two sisters, one brother, one grandson, one son-in-law, and one sister-in-law. She is survived by her four children, Elaine Cowen Smith and Ronald Martin, both of Las Vegas, Nevada; Donald Martin of Springfield MO.; and Larry Bales of Winona MO.; three daughters-in-law, Lois, Jane and Velma; one son-in-law, Ken Smith; nine grandchildren; four brothers, George, Richard, and Dale Martin, all of Winona MO.; and Frank Martin of West Plains MO.; her twin sister, Ruby Dessie Russell of Cedar Ridge MO.; and sister, Geneva McGown of Crestwood MO.; and many nieces and nephews. Ruth was known to many in and around Winona for her long and hard struggle in this life raising her children all alone. She will always be remembered as doing her best for them. She always had a smile, and a kind word for everyone she met. She always made you feel comfortable when around her, she never met a stranger. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Winona with Rev. Lowell Moore officiating. Burial was in Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.
Sammie Andrew Martin was born April 8,
1940 the son of Charles Andrew Martin and Pearl Mae (Holloway)
Martin. He passed away June 20, 2015 at his home in Mountain View,
MO at the age of 75 years. Sammie was united in marriage to Evelyn
(Vermillion) Pollman on December 25, 1959. He was preceded in death
by his parents Charles and Pearl Martin; his wife Evelyn; one son
Clinton Martin, one infant brother Alan, one brother Gary Martin;
two infant sisters Mary and Wanda, three sisters Bessie McMillan,
Melva Mitchell, and Katie Knight; and one grandson Luke Martin. Sam
is survived by four children Bryan Martin of Desoto, MO; Jackie
Layman Mountain View, MO; Evanna Koogler of Winona, MO; and Rona
Cinciripini of Ste Genevieve, MO; eight grandchildren Riketta
Renegar of Mountain View, MO; Rick Koogler of Hillsboro, MO; Amanda
Sansegraw of Potosi, MO; Henry Cinciripini of Potosi, MO; Anna
Martin of Winona, MO; Jacob Martin of Jacksonville, FL, Nicole
Martin of DeSoto, MO, and Brandon Layman of San Antonio, TX;;
thirteen great grandchildren: Frankie and Rickie Renegar; Jenna
Koogler, Gilbert Werner, Olivia, Celeste and Macon Sansegraw; Silas
and Celia Cinciripini; Andrew, Jack, and Lucas Layman, and Cannon
Feldbaumer, two great-great grandchildren Blake Renegar and Brilynn
Renegar; four brothers Bud Martin of Van Buren, MO, Gerald Martin of
Winona, MO; John Martin of Winona, MO, and Ronnie Martin of Winona,
MO; four sisters Nellie Wurth of Dellwood, MO; Susie Elliott of
Bandon, OR; Myrtle Petty of Winona, MO and Brenda Harris of
Ellsinore, MO; and a host of nieces and nephews. Sam was a member of
the Horner Church. He was a master carpenter and worked in both
residential and commercial construction. Sam was a member of
Carpenters Union Local 73 in St. Louis MO. He enjoyed spending time
in the outdoors, was an avid hunter, and enjoyed fishing. Sam was an
ardent St. Louis Cardinals Fan. He also enjoyed watching the old
Westerns, especially John Wayne movies. Sam enjoyed collecting John
Deere memorabilia, coins, and knives, especially Case knives.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 1PM at the
Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Sister Melba Snider and Brother
Roy Snider officiating. Interment will be in Horner Cemetery under
the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona, MO.
Samuel Andrew ‘Andy’ Martin - Born October 24, 1947 in Low Wassie, MO to Charles Martin and Ruby (Neal) Martin. Andrew went to be with the Lord August 31, 2010 at the young age of 62 years. Samuel graduated High School in 1965. It was shortly after that he met the love of his life, Leona Marie Fisher. Samuel and Leona were united in marriage on March 1, 1968 in Birch Tree, MO making their life together of 42 years. Samuel is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ruby Martin; two sisters, Pauline Russel and Dorothy Martin; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herman and Beatrice Fisher and one brother-in-law, Frankie Allen. Samuel left to mourn his passing, his beloved wife Leona of Winona, MO and a host of family and friends. Samuel, or as they knew him on the road "White Mule", enjoyed earning his living for over 20 years driving coast to coast in his semi truck. He loved fishing, telling stories, and visiting with friends and family every chance he got. Samuel attended church at the House of Prayer in Winona, MO. Samuel will be greatly missed by all who knew him.~ Special Thank You to everyone who donated their time, prayers, and gifts during our time of loss. Andy will be greatly missed. Thank you again from the family of Samuel "Andy" Martin.
SHARON SUE 'JERRY' MAIZE MARTIN - Born July 2, 1948 in Poplar Bluff to Flossie Irene Lindsey and Lester O. Maize. She married Delmar M. Martin December 10, 1966. Mrs. Martin died April 19, 2011 in Farmington at the age of 62 years, nine months and 17 days. Survivors include one son, Larry Martin and wife, Teresa, Lesterville; two grandchildren, Alicia and Zachary Martin, Lesterville; companion, Don Wilfong, Lesterville; five brothers, Dick Maize and wife, Roberta, Lesterville; Lloyd Maize and wife, Margaret, Bonne Terre; Ernie Maize and wife, Jenny, Lesterville; Jack Maize and wife, Pansy, Desloge; Jeep Maize and wife, Teresa, Farmington; and two sisters, Pat Fann and husband, Richard, Ellsinore; and Ethel Lay, Ellington. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; and two brothers, Blackie and Jake Maize. Mrs. Martin was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church, Boss. Mrs. Martin will lie in state 5 to 8 p.m. April 22, 2011 at McSpadden Funeral Home, Lesterville. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. April 23, 2011 at McSpadden Funeral Home, Lesterville, with Pastor Bill Mathes officiating. Interment will be in the Pine Lawn Cemetery, Winona. Pallbearers will be Gary Maize, Donald Fann, Shawn Maize, Thomas Maize, Jamie Maize and David Maize. Honorary pallbearer was Ryan Fann. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Lung Association. Cards may be obtained at McSpadden Funeral Home, Lesterville.
SYLVIA WEST MARTIN - Born April 16, 1941 at Winona, MO, the daughter of Ira WEST and Lula May BRAWLEY. She passed away May 23, 2007 at her home in Winona, MO, at the age of 66 years. She was united in marriage to Dale MARTIN on October 15, 1960 at St. Louis MO. To this union, two children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Lula WEST, and her daughter, Vicki Lynn MARTIN in 1963. She is survived by her husband, Dale, Winona, MO; one son, Randy Brian MARTIN, Winona, MO; one sister, Mary Catherine DOOLEY, Richwoods, MO; two grandchildren, Montgomery Dale ‘Monte’ MARTIN and Miranda Nicole MARTIN, and a host of other family and friends. Sylvia graduated from Winona High School in 1959. She and Dale moved to St. Louis in 1960 where she worked at cap factories in the St. Louis area. In 1973, Sylvia and Dale returned to Winona where she began work at Paramount Cap in Winona MO. Sylvia worked for the Winona School District from 1979 as a bus driver, custodian, and cook until her retirement in 1998. She enjoyed sewing and quilting. Sylvia will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral Services were held Friday, May 25, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Rev. Darrell JONES officiating. Interment was in the Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. Sources for this information: The Current Wave.
Norma Iris Smith Massie - Daughter of the late Everett and Nora Bell Smith was born on December 21, 1917 in Fremont, Missouri and departed this life November 9, 2010 in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. She had attained the age of ninety-two years, ten months and eighteen days. Mrs. Massie was a lifetime resident of Fremont, Missouri, she was a homemaker and was a member of the Fremont Baptist Church. She loved to shop, read, garden and can. She also loved to go driving and visit with friends. On November 26, 1952 she was united in marriage to Anson Walter Massie in Hardy, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on November 17, 1977. She is survived by one son, Anson Paul Massie and his wife Nenette of Half Moon Bay, Calif.; her best friend and neighbor, Lucille West of Fremont and many other friends who mourn her passing. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m.. Friday, November 12, 2010 in the McSpadden Funeral Home in Van Buren, Mo. Funeral: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 13, 2010 in the Fremont Baptist Church in Fremont, Mo. Burial: Green Mountain-Evaline Cemetery in Fremont, Mo. Clergy: Rev. Glen Hampton.
Thomas Frederick Masterson - Born November 3, 1930 at Sedalia, MO the son of John Thomas Masterson and Clara Katherine Jens. He passed away January 4, 2008 at his daughter's home in Diamond, MO after a short illness. He was united in marriage to Shirley Marie Lane on May 2, 1955 at Chicago, IL and to this union 4 children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Shirley Masterson; one brother David E. Masterson; and three sisters Mary H. Gramslisch, Wilma J. Masterson and Iola M. Hatfield. He is survived by two sons Thomas Franklin Masterson of Diamond, MO and Kevin Wayne Masterson of Kansas City, MO; two daughters Melea (Mrs. David Stump) of Diamond, MO and Linda (Mrs. Joseph Nabity) of Springerville, AZ; two sisters Edith L. McBride of Mountain View, MO and Clara Caroline (Mrs. Glen Edwards) of Ava, IL; five grandchildren Jayson David Nabity and wife Sondra(Sam) Lynn, Michelle Lynn Nabity, Eric Daniel Hillstead, David Matthew Hillstead, and Shannon Marie Hillstead; four great grandchildren Kaihlyb Joseph Nabity, Dylan Jaymes Wilson, Hannah Morgan Greeson and Trevor James Greeson; a host of other family and friends. Thomas enlisted in the United States Army in May of 1950. He was retired from the United States Army on May 31, 1973 after serving his country faithfully and honorably for over 22 years. During his time of service he received many medals, badges and ribbons. While recovering in the hospital in Vietnam, Thomas learned to crochet as part of his therapy. Thomas passed this talent on to his daughters. Thomas had a great love of learning. He had an amazing vocabulary, and a quick mind. He enjoyed working crossword puzzles, and his mind remained sharp even when his body began to weaken. Thomas loved nature and was familiar with the plants native to the area. He enjoyed sharing this knowledge with his family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and being in the outdoors. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View with Rev. David Fowler officiating. Visitation for Mr. Masterson will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2007 from 6 PM until 7:30 PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Mountain View following military honors under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View.
L. G. Mathews - Born February 4, 1923 in Coleman, Texas and passed away at his home in Summersville on Thursday morning, August 17, 2006, making his age 83 years. He was united in marriage to Marie Roper on August 22, 1945, making their union together 60 years. They have two daughters, Sheron and Patricia. L. G. Served in the United States Navy from 1941 to 1945. He is survived by his wife, Marie Mathews, of the home; two daughters, Sheron Rabun and Patricia Updegraff; three grandchildren, Wade Rabun, Clay Goodney, and Keely Parrish; great grandchildren, Laney, Stevie, Liberty, Jubilee, and Dixie Rabun, Alaysia and Taryn Goodney, and Kinley and Karsen Parrish. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 19, 2006 with arrangements under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Jewell Dean Matthews - Age 67, of Eminence, Missouri departed this life on December 14, 2010 in the St. John’s Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. Ms. Matthews was born August 29, 1943 in Gideon, Missouri to Clifford Carmel and Clarine Walls Matthews. She was a longtime resident of Van Buren, moving there from St. Louis in 1972. She was a retired agent from Modern Woodmen of America Insurance Company and was also a LPN and homemaker. She was of the Pentecostal faith and was a member of Eastern Star. She enjoyed reading, quilting and painting. She loved her family and grandkids and spending time with them. Survivors include three sons, Keith Yarber Lisa of Colorado Springs, CO, Kenny Yarber Julie of Eminence, MO and Luke Yarber Maria of San Antonio, TX; one brother, Kenneth Matthews of Wichita Falls, TX; three sisters, Brenda Matthews of Puxico, MO, Barbara Kuipers of South Haven, MI and Frances Deckard of Georgia; six grandchildren and many other relatives and friends who mourn her passing. A visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 17, 2010 in the McSpadden Funeral Home in Van Buren, Mo. with an Easter Star Service will beginning at 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mark Thrasher officiating.
Ralph William Matthews - Born August 8, 1924 in
Oakland, CA the son of William Matthews and Nellie May Hoath. He passed away
June 24, 2008 at St John's - St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, MO at the
age of 83 years. He was united in marriage to Carol Bradley and to this union
three daughters were born. He later married Doris Faye Payne on August 3, 1975
at South Lake Tahoe, NV. He was preceded in death by his parents William and
Nellie May Matthews; and his wife Doris Fae Matthews. He is survived by his
three daughters Pamela Padilla and husband Chris of Windsor, CA; Linda Perkins
and husband Steve of Santa Rosa, CA; and Susan Jimenez of San Leandro, CA; 6
grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; and other family and friends. Ralph
was a member of the Order of Freemasons for over 50 years. Interment was on
Friday, June 27, 2008 in Greenlawn Cemetery in Mountain View, MO under the
direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View.
Judy Ann Leslie Mauldin was born August
8, 1944 to Jude and Sophie (Weaver) Leslie. She passed away on
February 23, 2014 after a long illness. Judy married Carl Mauldin on
October 26, 1974 at Eminence, MO. They enjoyed 29 years together
until his death in 2004. Preceding Judy in death were her parents
Jude and Sophie Leslie; her husband Carl Mauldin; two sisters Aylene
and husband Mac Barnes, Dobbie and husband Bud Acord; and one infant
brother Eugene. Judy is survived by nephew Tim
and his wife Brenda of Winona, MO; niece Alice Woods of Mountain
View, MO; two great nephews and five great nieces that she loved as
her own grandchildren. Judy was baptized and was a member of the
Christian Church in Winona, MO. Judy graduated from Winona High
School. She was employed at Paramount Cap factory for many years.
Judy lived her life in Winona, MO, until illness necessitated her
living at Birch Tree Nursing Home. In retirement, she enjoyed
spending time with her family. She and her sister Dobbie rarely
missed Winona baseball and basketball games while nephew Lucas
played. They were fondly dubbed “The Cheerleaders.” Judy was a
loving person. One of her great loves was her dog, Bailey, a
shorkie. Judy’s special laugh would lighten your day; she will be
missed very much.
Robert Gene 'Bobby' Mauldin - Born July 19, 1949, at Alton, Mo., the son of Corbert Mauldin and Mary (Hollis) Mauldin. He passed away June 29, 2011, at his home in Winona, Mo., at the age of 61 years. He was united in marriage to Bessie Blanks on April 10, 1976 in Winona, Mo. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents Corbert and Mary Mauldin; one brother Carl Mauldin and one sister Virginia Mauldin. He is survived by his wife Bessie Mauldin of Winona, Mo.; two sons Larry Mauldin of Winona, Mo., and Clayton Mauldin of West Plains, Mo.; one daughter Jennifer DuVall and husband Anton of LaConner, Wash.; four grandsons Tyler Mauldin, Cory Mauldin and Eli Mauldin all of Winona, Mo., and Jeremy Semmor of WA; one granddaughter Dannell DuVall of LaConner, Wash.; three brothers Otto (Toby) Mauldin of Alton, Mo., Emery (Cub) Mauldin of Alton, Mo., and Truman Mauldin and wife Joyce of Thayer, Mo.; one sister Mary Bowen of Winona, Mo.; and a host of other family and friends. Bobby was of the Pentecostal Faith and was baptized on July 23, 2005. He worked in the timber woods most of his life and later worked for Midwest Herbs, where he loved root digging. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Graveside services were held Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, Mo., with Rev. Darrell Jones officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes of Winona, Mo. ~ Howell County News July 5, 2011
DONALD ARTHUR MAYBERRY - Born February 20, 1916 at Winona, MO, the son of Benjamin Brady and Hattie Maybelle BARNES MAYBERRY, and passed away December 8, 1994 at St. Louis, MO at the age of 78 years. He was united in marriage to LaVerne BARNES. He later married Minnie Ruth COUNTS on January 20, 1968 at Winona MO. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Minnie MAYBERRY of Winona, MO; two stepsons, David Junior HAMM and wife, Ann; and Charles Franklin CARAKER, Jr. and fiancée, Linda DENNY, all of Winona, MO; two brothers, Paul B. MAYBERRY and wife, Inez of Fredericktown, MO; and Darrell Dexter MAYBERRY of Winona, MO; 4 step- grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren. Donald enjoyed collecting horses, and had all different kinds in this collection. He was a member of the D.A.V. and the Winona V.F.W. Post #2119. Funeral services were held December 12, 1994, at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Glen Hampton officiating. Interment was in the Mount Zion Cemetery at Winona under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. Sources for this information: Original newspaper clipping no newspaper name or date. Submitted by: Janice Bell. Date: Sun Jul 15 13:50:41 2007.
DARRELL DEXTER MAYBERRY - Departed this life on Friday May 19, 2000 at 5:00 a.m. at St. Johns Hospital, Springfield MO. He was born on November 22, 1923. Preceding him in death are his father Benjamin Franklin MAYBERRY and Mother Hattie Mabel BARNES and siblings, Floyd, Otis, Ray, Gladys Parrish, Marley Benjamin, Lonnie Franklin, Donald Arthur, Myrtle Lorene & Paul Verlin. Among survivors are a host of family, friends and loved ones.
GEORGIA JEWEL FEARS MAYBERRY - Born August 12, 1947 in Shannon Co MO to Lilburn and Berniece NORRIS FEARS. She passed away November 7, 2002 in Springfield Greene Co MO. She attended school in Winona. On July 3, 1963 she was united in marriage to Larry Dale MAYBERRY in Winona Shannon Co MO and to this union five children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Richard FEARS; two children, Janet Lynn and Bobby Dale. She is survived by her husband Larry, of the home, and children Lisa, David, and Leslie; sister Fern DIXON and husband Larry; brother Oscar FEARS and wife Connie; sister-in-law Karen FEARS; grandchildren, nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. Georgia was a sweet, loving person and will be sadly missed by all her friends and loved ones. Interment was at Horner Cemetery near Winona Shannon Co MO.
HATTIE MABEL BARNES MAYBERRY - Born Oct. 6, 1889 at Reynolds Co MO, the daughter of William M. BARNES & Lura Ellen COPELAND. She married Benjamin MAYBERRY. Their known children were Floyd, Otis, Ray, Gladys PARRISH, Marley Benjamin, Lonnie Franklin, Donald Arthur, Darrell Dexter, Myrtle Lorene & Paul Verlin MAYBERRY. Hattie passed away 18 Dec 1945 at Winona Shannon Co MO. She is interred at Mount Zion Cemetery at Winona.
JANET LYNN MAYBERRY - Born and died on July 16, 1966, the daughter of Larry Dale MAYBERRY & Georgia Jewel FEARS, granddaughter of Marley Benjamin MAYBERRY & Daisy VAUGH MAYBERRY, and Lilburn FEARS & Berniece NORRIS FEARS. She is survived by her parents, Larry & Georgia, and brother Bobby Dale MAYBERRY, and many other family members. She is interred at Horner Cemetery, Rocky Creek, Shannon Co MO.
Jimmy Lydell Mayberry, Jr. - Age 31 - Cabool, Texas Co MO - Departed this life on August 19, 2010 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. He was born August 12, 1979 in Amarillo, Texas, the son of Jimmy L. and Terrie Lee (Martin) Mayberry. He was preceded in death by grandparents, James Mayberry, Donna Stemper, and George Martin; and one brother, Gregory. He is survived by one daughter, Gabriel Mayberry of Willow Springs, Missouri; father, Jimmy Mayberry, Sr. and friend, Robin, of Cabool, Missouri; mother, Terrie Frieze and husband, Doug, of Cape Fair, Missouri; grandparents, Ralph and Fay Cooley of Summersville, Missouri; siblings, Douglas Frieze of Crane, Missouri and Cassie Frieze of Cape Fair, Missouri; stepbrothers, Howie, Todd and Tony Frieze; stepsister, Amber Little; also many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jimmy adored his daughter, Gabriel, and loved spending time with her. He had a good sense of humor and was always smiling. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing. He greatly enjoyed spending time with Grandma Fay and the rest of the family. He will be missed.
LONNIE FRANKLIN MAYBERRY - Born Winona MO. March 11, 1913, the son of Benjamin MAYBERRY & Hattie BARNES. He passed away at Jefferson City, MO April 3,1961. His wife, father, and mother, one brother and one sister preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his passing brothers, Marley, Don, Ray, Otis, Paul, Floyd and Darrel; one sister, Gladys PARRISH and several friends and relatives. Sources for this information: The Current Wave.
MARLEY MAYBERRY - Born on November 23, 1910 and departed this life on October 14,1973 at the age of 62 years,10 months, and 21 days at his home in Winona MO. He was the son of Ben MAYBERRY & Hattie BARNES. He was married to Daisy VAUGH in 1931 and to this union three children came to bless their home. They are: Roger of Bonner Springs, Kansas; Betty RUSSELL of Winona, Mo and Larry of Winona MO. He leaves to morn his passing: his wife, Daisy; his three children; two daughters in law and one son in law, eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and 6 brothers and 1 sister: Ray of California: Floyd of Montana; Otis of New Jersey; Darrell of Springfield MO.; Paul of Fredericktown, MO; Don of Winona, MO; Gladys PARRISH of Winona Mo; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, one sister and one granddaughter. Sources for this information: The Current Wave.
MARY ANN BARNES MAYBERRY - Born Dec. 7, 1850 at Bertsville KY, and died Apr. 13, 1922 at Pike Creek Twp Shannon Co MO. She was the daughter of Martin BARNES KY & Polly NEIGHBORS KY. She married Jasper MAYBERRY. Their known children were Benjamin MAYBERRY, Emma Lee BIRLEW & Jack A. MAYBERRY. She was interred at Mount Zion Cemetery Winona Shannon Co MO. Sources for this information: MO Death Cert.#14588r.
MYRTLE LORENE MAYBERRY - Daughter of Benjamin MAYBERRY & Hattie BARNES. She was born Sept. 15, 1924 Winona Shannon Co MO, and died Feb. 9, 1929 Winona Shannon Co MO. She was four years old. She leaves to mourn her passing her parents, one sister and seven brothers. Sources for this information: The Current Wave.
OTIS SAMUEL MAYBERRY - Born June 5, 1918, at Winona, Missouri, the son of Benjamin Brady MAYBERRY & Hattie Mabel BARNES. He passed away October 9, 1993 at Birch Tree, Missouri, at the age of 75 years. He was united in marriage to Alice COVEY and three children were born to this union. He later married Mellie COWEN KENNEDY. He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant sons; two sisters; Gladys and Myrtle; and five brothers; Marley, Lonnie, Claude, Ray and Floyd. He is survived by his wife, Mellie of Birch Tree, Mo; two sons; Darrell ‘Skip’ MAYBERRY and Vernon MAYBERRY, both of Tom's River, New Jersey; one daughter Alice MCLAUGHLIN of Quakerstown, Pennsylvania; three brothers; Donald Arthur MAYBERRY and wife Minnie Ruth of Winona, Mo; Paul Verlin MAYBERRY and wife Inez of Fredericktown, Mo; and Darell Dexter MAYBERRY and Evelyn Tindle of Winona, Mo; his former wife Alice; four granddaughters; four grandsons; several nieces and nephews. He was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the Army. Sources for this information: The Current Wave.
PAUL VERLIN MAYBERRY- Born on January 2, 1927 in Winona MO. to Benjamin Brady MAYBERRY and Hattie Mabel BARNES. He departed this life at his home in Fredericktown. MO on May 29, 1998 at the age of 71 years. He and Anna Frances PETTY had one daughter, Anita Faye PETTY. He married Betty ELLIS and from this union a son, Dennis Paul was born. On November 29,1958 he married Iannes Jean BURTON HART. To this union the following children were born: David Lee, Paul Eugene, and Pamela Jean. Preceding him in death were his parents, 2 sisters, 7 brothers and one grandchild. Surviving him in death are his wife Iannes of Fredericktown MO; sons, Dennis Paul & Paul Eugene MAYBERRY of Bismarck MO and David Lee MAYBERRY of Fredericktown MO., daughters Pamela Jean PIZZARO of Park Hills MO and Anita Faye CAMPBELL SEYBOLD of Severn Maryland, and one brother Darrell Dexter MAYBERRY of Farmington MO. Burial was in Marcus Cemetery in Fredericktown MO.
WILLIAM JASPER MAYBERRY - Born 1858, died Nov. 23, 1919 at age 77, was the son of Solomon MAYBERRY & Deborah Ann 'Debbie' GRAVETT. He married Mary Ann BARNES. Their known children were Benjamin MAYBERRY, Emma Lee BIRLEW and Jack A. MAYBERRY. He is believed to be buried beside his wife at Mount Zion Cemetery Winona Shannon Co MO.
CHARLES ROBERT MCADAMS - Born July 1, 1907 and departed this life on February 11, 1929, age 21 years, 7 months and 10 days. He was the son of Robert Andrew MCADAMS and Eliza Jane NORTON. Charles was stricken with spinal meningitis February 7th. He only lived five days after being stricken. Charles said a day before he passed away that he was willing to go, for his suffering would all be over then. He had a brother to pass away 10 years ago last June with spinal meningitis, and one sister passed away about four years ago. He leaves mother, father, five sisters, a wife and baby to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at the parental home, where a large number of relatives, neighbors and friends paid their last respects. Interment was made in the Clark Cemetery near Low Wassie. Known siblings of Charles R. MCADAMS were: Dora A., Inez D., Mary A., Anna L., June E., and Edna Edith, in addition to the brother who preceded him in death in 1919. Sources for this information: SHANNON COUNTY DEMOCRAT February 21, 1929.
INEZ D. MCADAMS - Daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Robert MCADAMS Eliza Jane NORTON of Pike Creek Township, died from the effects of an operation at a hospital in St. Louis the first of this week. She was buried Wednesday morning at Clark graveyard near Low Wassie. She was about 21 years of age. Mrs. MCADAMS is a sister of Chas. and William NORTON and of Mrs. Dollie JONES, of this city. Sources for this information: The Current Wave, Apr. 16, 1925.
ERNEST MCADAMS - At his home three miles northeast of Winona on Friday, June 28 after an illness of ninety two days, Ernest McAdams passed away from this life. Ernest was stricken with meningitis while working near Kansas City. He was taken to a Kansas City hospital and remained there some six weeks for treatment, when it was thought he was able to be brought home. Arriving home it was as though he had vitality enough to survive but time proved otherwise and he departed this life on June 28. He was on the verge of manhood, being twenty years and eight months old, and was a young man of splendid character and good judgment and would have undoubtedly made a useful man. The best of attention and medical aid was given him but to no avail. He was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. McAdams, and grandson of ex-Judge Jno. P. Norton. The remains were laid to rest in the Clark Cemetery near Low Wassie Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. McAdams desire to express their thanks to the kind friends who assisted them during the illness and burial of their son. Sources for this information: Shannon Co Democrat, Jul. 5, 1912.
ROBERT ANDREW MCADAMS - Who passed away at his home on Sycamore last Saturday afternoon, was born March 24, 1860. On January 20, 1890, Mr. MCADAMS was united in marriage with Miss Eliza NORTON. To them were born nine children, five of whom have preceded their father in death. Fifteen years ago he professed faith in Christ and united with the Baptist Church. To the faith of his church he remained true until death. Mr. MCADAMS had been weakened by old age during the past few years, and for several months prior to his death was sorely afflicted with much illness and suffering. His many friends of this section knew the deceased as an example of honesty, truthfulness and fairness toward all his fellow creatures. He was generous in giving of his time and ability for helping to improve the conditions of education and general good in his community and among his neighbors. The immediate family left to mourn Mr. MCADAMS’ departure include his wife, Mrs. R. A. MCADAMS, and daughters, Mrs. Edna FOUTS, Mrs. John DICKERSON, and Miss Evelyn MCADAMS, all of Winona, and Miss Anna Lee MCADAMS of St. Louis. Burial was made at the Clark Cemetery Sunday afternoon with Rev. D. B. NOWELS in charge of the funeral service. A large gathering of relatives and friends met at the last rites to pay their last respects to the departed one. Sources for this information: SHANNON COUNTY DEMOCRAT, THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1931.
CASSIE BELLE NORRIS MCAFEE- Born May 20, 1902 at Fremont, Missouri to Ulysses Grant Norris and Mary Frances Hampton Norris. She passed away July 1, 2006 at Mountain View, Missouri at the age of 104 years, 1 month and 11 days. She was united in marriage to Homer Michael McAfee on April 17, 1920 in Fremont, Missouri and to this union six children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Bessie Akers; one grandson Michael Kent; one great grandson, Jason Cooper; two sisters, Elsie Dixon and Stella Norris; and one brother James Norris. She is survived by two sons Herb McAfee and wife Reva and Paul McAfee and wife Evelyn all of Birch Tree, Missouri; three daughters Goldie Vermillion of Mountain View, Missouri; Treesa Baker and husband Bert of Kansas City, Missouri; and Christal Taber and husband Bob of Mountain View, Missouri; one sister, Ruby Adams of Birch Tree, Missouri; 22 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 38 great-great grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren. Cassie loved to garden and she loved to cook for her family and friends. She is lovingly remembered as 'Ms. Hospitality', always making sure everyone was taken care of. She loved her children and her grandchildren. She had raised her children, her grandchildren, and great grandchildren and was working with the rest of the great great grandchildren. She loved to go to yard sales and shopping at Wal-Mart until her health prevented her from getting out. Cassie loved music and always enjoyed listening to everyone sing. Cassie was a devout Christian. She was a member of the New Testament Church of Jesus Christ, where she attended until her health declined. Cassie moved to the Mountain View Healthcare in February 2006. She was crowned the 2006 Queen of Mountain View Healthcare at the age of 104 years. Cassie will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at 1pm at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, Missouri with Rev. Scott Stroup and Rev. M.Y. Bennett officiating. Interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Birch Tree, Missouri under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home in Winona, Missouri.
Larry WAYNE McAfee - Son of Kenneth Dale McAfee & Mae McBride, was born May 15, 1951, and departed this life on May 25, 1980 as the result of a car accident at the age of 29 years old. He is survived by his mother and step father Mae and Glen Bradshaw of Birch Tree MO. He was the brother of Jerry Dale McAfee and Betty Sue McAfee (Mrs. Paul L. Murphy, Sr.) He was the grandson of George Wallace McAfee & Fannie Corder, and Harold McBride & Mary Frances Broadfoot. Services were held May 27, 1980 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View MO. Rev. Golden Hampton officiating. Pallbearers: Charley Rosenburg, Dennis Bradshaw, Kenny Martin, Charlie Faulkner, Bill Rosenburg, and Doe McCall. Burial at Berea-Mennonite Cemetery.
Alma Ruth Sutton McBride – Born 22 Dec 1926 at Deslet Shannon Co MO, daughter of Frank Jesse Sutton & Lucille L. 'Lucy' Melton. She passed away 07 Nov 1991 at Winona Shannon Co MO. On 03 May 1947 she married James Henry 'Pete' McBride, son of Marion Summerville McBride & Minnie Marcella Williams, and to this union two children were born, Judy Ann and Randall James McBride. Funeral services and mass were conducted at St. Sylvester Catholic Church at Eminence Shannon Co MO. Cremains were interred at Munsell Cemetery in Shannon Co MO.
Christina Marie McBride - Born January 2, 1996 at West Plains, MO, the daughter of Benny Jay McBride and Wendy Camille (Pryor) McBride. She passed away on February 3, 2012 in Mountain View, MO at the age of 16 years. Christina was preceded in death by her Mother Wendy Camille McBride. Christina is survived by her Father Benny, two brothers Michael McBride, and Alan Montague of Birch Tree, MO. Christina loved her family and friends. Sleeping was her # 1 hobby. Christina loved swimming in the spring at Blue Springs. She also loved to hang out with Lindy, who was like a sister to her. Christina was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
Claude Leroy McBride - Born April 18, 1930 at Pine Hollow near Birch Tree, MO the son of Marion Summersville McBride and Minnie (Williams) McBride. He passed away January 11, 2009 in Eminence, MO at the age of 78 years. He was united in marriage to Mary Lou Stevens on February 24, 1951 in Mountain Home, AR and to this union seven children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Mary Lou; one son Steven McBride; four brothers Deward Franklin McBride, James 'Pete' McBride, Charles 'Long John' McBride and Elvis 'Harvey' McBride, and one sister Lucille Casteel. He is survived by one son David McBride and wife Becky of Haskell, OK; five daughters Sherry Hoover of Bloomington, IL; Deborah Boshears and husband Vaughn of Dunnegan, MO, Patricia Homer of Lincoln, IL, Jennifer Bates and husband Shawn of Canton, IL and Sarah Crowell and husband Keith of Newburg, MO; 13 grandchildren Toby, Jeffrey, Daniel, Dustin, Mary Jean, Kyle, Christina, Matthew, Stephen, Evan, Alex, Brittany and Louie; 2 great granddaughters and 6 great grandsons. Claude graduated from Birch Tree High School and attended SMS Teacher's College. He taught school in the Cedar Hill District from 1948 until 1951. Claude enlisted in the United States Army on August 17, 1951. He served during the Korean conflict in the 235th Field Artillery Observation Battalion. Claude was awarded the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Campaign star, and the United Nations Service Medal. He was honorably discharged from active duty on August 1, 1953 and was transferred to the Army Reserves where he served until 1959. Claude and Mary Lou moved to Peoria, IL and he began employment with Caterpillar. He retired from Caterpillar as an inspector in 1982 after 30 years of employment. Claude and Mary Lou moved back to their family farm to raise cattle in Pine Hollow after his retirement. In 1994 Claude and Mary Lou moved to Eminence where they lived until their passing. Claude enjoyed hunting deer and turkey. His favorite pastime was gold prospecting. Claude would travel to Alaska, Colorado and Arizona to pursue his hobby. Many times he would be gone for weeks, enduring harsh weather. Although he never struck it rich, he did find gold, and truly enjoyed prospecting. Claude will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. ~ THANK YOU ~ The family of Claude Leroy McBride would like to thank everyone who visited, called, sent flowers, cards, food and for all of the prayers that went out for them after the loss of their father. We would especially like to thank Charlie Younger, the Bresslers, and the Marines for making the funeral service special. We would also like to thank Duncan Funeral Home for providing our family with sensitive and caring services during this difficult time. ~ Again thank you, The Family of Claude 'Leroy' McBride
ELLA WAY MCBRIDE - Birch Tree MO., Exchange: Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Way MCBRIDE, 58 years old, who died Dec. 26, were held by the Rev. R.M. HOLMES and burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. MCBRIDE was born in Carthage, Ill., later moving with her family to Kansas where, at Garden City in 1886, she was married to H. N. MCBRIDE. In 1893 the family moved to Oklahoma and in 1905 to Shannon county where they have since resided. She was the daughter of Frank WAY of this county, and a niece of Scott BELKNAP of this city. Mrs. MCBRIDE was the mother of seven children. The surviving relatives are her husband, who is an invalid, and five children, George MCBRIDE, of Wichita, Kans.; Mrs. Claude BURKETT, of Animis, Colo.; Marion MCBRIDE. Mrs. Amos CHANEY and Harold MCBRIDE, of Birch Tree, all of whom were present at the deathbed. Mrs. MCBRIDE had been a member of the Baptist church for twenty-seven years and was associated with the Woodland Baptist church at the time of her death. Sources for this information: Carthage Republican, 1/31/1923, page 8. Submitted by: Jennifer J. Bates. Date: Fri Jul 27 11:19:23 2007.
Elvis 'Harvey' McBride - Age 81, California MO - Passed away on Monday, August 11, 2008 at St. Mary's Health Center, Jefferson City MO. He was born September 8, 1926 in Birch Tree, MO the son of Marion S. and Minnie Williams McBride both whom preceded him in death. He was married on April 21, 1951 in Washington D.C. to Jean Boehm who survives of the home. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1944 at the age of 17 and served as a Seaman 1st Class and Quartermaster Signalman. He served on the following ships LST 1115, LST 283, LSM 17, APA 228-USS Rockbridge and APA 31-USS Monrovia. He served in both the Pacific and European Theaters. He retired from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. in 1981. He was an avid golfer and had a lifelong love of the sport. He was a regular blood donor and a supporter of the local schools. Other survivors include: one daughter, Leslie Powell of California, MO; one brother, Claude LeRoy McBride of Eminence, MO; one grandson, Samuel Powell and his wife Lisa of St. Louis, MO; one brother-in-law, Chuck Casteel of Monroe, LA; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Durward, James Pete, and Charles McBride; and one sister, Lucille Casteel. Funeral services will be on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Peter Kurowski. Burial will be in California City Cemetery, California MO. Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Good Samaritan Fund, 207 North Owen Street, California, MO 65018 or the Charity of the Donor's Choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California MO.
Frances A. WADE McBride - Age 72, Formerly of Tampa, Fl. Died at 11:45 Feb. 19, 1997 at Missouri Delt Medical Center, Sikeston MO. Born Aug. 1 1924 in Birch Tree, daughter of the late Charles H. and Pearl McLaughlin Wade. She was a member of the Morehouse Assembly of God Church. On March 16, 1944 she married Joseph Ernest McBride who preceded her in death, also preceding her was one daughter Arline, one stepson, and 3 brothers Charles, Ivan and Jack Wade. Survivors are 2 sons Charles A. McBride of Tampa, FL., three daughters Catherine Burch, Anita Cannon and Rose L. Eubanks of Sikeston, MO, 3 stepsons Paul McBride of FL., Luther of Naples, FL. And Arthur of Seffner, FL., one stepdaughter Zodie Campbell of New Madrid MO. two brothers Jim Wade of Rornulus, MI and Oscar Wade of Golden, MO, Five sisters Olive Faulkner, Gertrude Hopkins and Maryetta Martin of Birch Tree, MO, Malissie Mitchel of Mountain. View, MO and Charlene Helfrich of Taylor, MI; 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997 at10 am at Nonnelee Funeral Chapel, Sikeston MO. Burial was at 2 pm at Montier Cemetery with Rev. Rick Kriermeyer officiating. Pall Bearers were grandsons Kenny, Terry, Steve McBride, Jimmy, Jeff, Gregory Casey, Randy Tucker, Jimmy Eubanks, Tommy Gimlin and Robbie Campbell.
James Henry 'Pete' McBride – Born 11 Jun 1922 at Pine Hollow Shannon Co MO, son of Marion Summersville McBride & Minnie Marcella Williams. He passed away 08 Aug 1993 at his home in Winona Shannon Co MO. On 03 May 1947 he married Alma Ruth Sutton McBride, daughter of Frank Jesse Sutton & Lucille L. 'Lucy' Melton, and to this union two children were born, Judith Ann 'Judy' and Randall James 'Randy' McBride. Pete served in the United States Navy during World War II, and left that service at the rank of MoMM2. He owned the Chevrolet dealership located at Winona. Burial was at Munsell Cemetery in Shannon Co MO.
Tommy R. 'Tom Cat' McBride - Born September 11, 1967 at Mountain View, MO, the son of Harrison Lee and Retha Louise Watts McBride. He passed away on October 5, 2007 at St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, MO at the age of 40 years. Tommy was united in marriage to Sadie Lamborn on April 2, 1994 at Jacks Fork. Tommy was preceded in death by his grandparents; aunts and uncles; 2 nieces; 2 nephews and 3 cousins. Tommy is survived by his wife, Sadie McBride, of Mountain View, MO; two children, Maryhelen Million of Virden, IL and Travis Million and Mary Burnett of Jacksonville, IL; his parents, Harrison and Retha McBride, of Mountain View, MO; one brother, Tony McBride and wife, Terrie, of Mountain View, MO; one sister, Marry Montague, and husband, Jody, of Mountain View, MO; four nieces and one nephew, Stephanie Atkin McBride, Hannah McBride, Alan Montague, Alisa Montague, and Shyann Montague; six grandchildren, Heather Ransom, Jordan Ransom, Cohen Million, Helena Million, Cadence Million and Halle Million. Tommy will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Monday, October 8, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, MO with Bro. Chester Webster officiating. Interment was held in Antioch Cemetery in Hartshorn, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View MO.
John Lee McCabe, Sr. - 'Johnny Mac' - Born May 2, 1946 to James McCabe Jr. and Willia Dee Tucker McCabe Conway, at St Louis County Hospital, St Louis MO. He left this life Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at West Vue Nursing Home, West Plains, MO, surrounded by his children. He may have lost the battle in this life but has gained a new life in Heaven. Preceding him in death was his father James McCabe Jr. and his step father Eugene D. Conway. Survivors include his mother Willia Dee Conway, two brothers, Donald Eugene Conway and Harley Gene Conway, three children, Candra Sharnell McGee and her husband Stacey, Johnny Lee McCabe Jr. and his wife Donna Michelle, James Casey McCabe and his wife Melissa, two grandchildren, Toni Renea Freeman and her husband Thomas, and Evan Matthew Lee McCabe, and two great grandchildren, Rylee BethAnn Freeman and Elijah RyanDale Freeman along with a host of family and friends. Johnny Mac was a jack of all trades, from selling cars to driving a taxi, truck driving, to selling tack at Bullet's tack shop. He was also a trail boss for the trail rides for several years. In his younger days he rode horses in shows and won many trophies as well as earning trophies for showing dogs. He spent many hours with 'the guys' listening to the hounds barking across the holler. He also loved hunting, fishing and camping. He loved spending time with family and friends, who will all miss him very much. Funeral Services were held Monday, March 30, 2009 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence with Rev. Jeff Fulk officiating. Interment was in Flatwoods Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home in Eminence.
Gladys Frances Martin Story McCall - Born Feb. 15, 1920, the daughter of Abe and Daisy (Weaver) Martin. She passed away Dec. 3, 2009, at her daughter’s (Aleda) home in Kansas City, Mo., at the Age of 89 years, 9 months and 3 weeks. Gladys was united in marriage to Frank Edward Story on March 22, 1936, and to this union, six children were born – Aleda, Kenneth, Jimmie, Emma and Esther and one son who died at infancy. After Frank’s death in 1969, she later married Lloyd McCall in 1972. He passed away in 1975. Gladys is survived by her two sons, Kenneth and Wanda Story of Birch Tree, Mo., and Jim and Sharon Story of Centralia, Wash.; three daughters, Aleda and Lawrence Fisher of Kansas City, Mo., Esther and Guy Howard of Blue Springs, Mo., and Emma and Lyle Waller of Montrose, Colo.; one sister, Helen Maxwell of Illinois; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Gladys was a faithful member of the Church of God of Prophecy for many years, where she touched many lives with her service and teaching. After her husband’s death, she moved to County Line near Birch Tree where she attended the County Line Church. She was always a blessing with her singing. Her hobbies were embroidery and crochet work, feeding squirrels and birds and gardening. She loved putting puzzles together and playing board games with her children and grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at the County Line Pentecostal Church in Birch Tree, Mo., with Brother George Nagels and Brother Forrest Goodman officiating. Interment was in Montier Cemetery in Montier, Mo., under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes, LLC of Birch Tree, Mo.
NICOLE RENEE DOYLE MCCAMMON - Age 23, of Springfield MO., formerly of Hannibal, entered into the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at her home in Springfield. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 13, 2003, at First Assembly of God Church in Hannibal, conducted by Rev. Gerald BEGLEY. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Hannibal MO. Nicole was born February 25, 1980, in St. Louis MO., a daughter of Rev. James and Melinda RAINES DOYLE. She was married to Joseph Aaron MCCAMMON on July 18, 1998. He survives. Other survivors include her parents, of Eminence, MO, a sister, Carrie MCMILLEN of West Plains, MO, two brothers, Nathan DOYLE of West Plains, and Jared DOYLE of Eminence; grandparents, Dorothy and Thomas JOHNSON of Kevil, Kentucky; mother and father-in-law Jeannie and Ron MCCAMMON of Hannibal. She was preceded in death by grandparents Carolyn and Marvin DOYLE. Nicole loved the Lord, missions, music and was a talented artist. Sources for this information: News-Leader, Springfield MO.
Ryan Preston McCann - 25 Feb 1973 - 22 Jan 2012 - If you are reading this, you know I have gone on to greener pastures. My friend and I, lost the game of life on January 22, 2012. Preceding me were Grandpa Jess and Grandma Ellen Hightower and Papa (T.L.) and Gami (Billie) Davis. I leave behind two beautiful daughters, Ashlynn, 17, and Amber 14; Dad, Gary; Mom, Thalia; my only brother, Stacy and wife Sharon; niece Staci; nephew, Jason; and a host of friends. I accomplished many tasks and enjoyed doing so. Do not fret for me for I am with my Lord, Jesus Christ. I was a welder by trade and enjoyed seeing people admire my work. Fabricating a piece of steel was a challenge that I could never turn down. I’ll miss a lot of people. Nacho, Dad’s gone but you’ll always be my #1 dog. Bye for now.
Born: February 25, 1973. Place of Birth: West Plains, MO. Death: January 22, 2012. Place of Death: Pomona, MO. Occupation: Welder. Hobbies: Fishing, golf
MARY ALICE BARNES WEAVER COOLEY MCCARTHY - Daughter of John BARNES and Martha ALLMON BARNES, was born January 1, 1883 in Oregon Co MO and departed this life October 14, 1971 at the age of 88 years, 10 months and 13 days. She spent her entire life in and near Winona Shannon Co MO. She married 1 George Henry WEAVER and their daughter was Grace, who married Max PARKE. She married 2 Runa COOLEY; their children were Willie and Pearl, who died in infancy; Minnie Mae, married Otto Irvin BARRETT; and Myrtle Margaret, who married Archer C. GARDNER. She was married a third time to Mr. MCCARTHY. She confessed her faith in Christ at an early age and made her daily life a testimony of her Christian faith. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She leaves to mourn her passing four children, Mrs. Minnie BARRETT, and Mrs. Myrtle GARDNER of Winona; Mrs. Grace PARKE of West Plains, and Mr. Goldman WEAVER of Eager, AZ; 9 grandchildren, 4 sisters and a host of other relatives and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 16, 1971 at the Methodist Church in Winona with Rev. Gerald Bruner and Rev. John Thomas officiating. Burial was in Pine Lawn Cemetery with funeral arrangements under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Winona.
Stephanie Diane Frazier McClurg was born January 9, 1982 at
Millington, TN the daughter of John Leon Frazier and Kandice Diane
(Ramsey) Frazier. She passed away May 4, 2014 at her home in Winona,
MO at the age of 32 years. She was united in marriage
to Jason Levi McClurg on October 27, 2013 at Winona, MO. She was
preceded in death by her daughter Zoey McClurg on April 27, 2013.
She is survived by her husband Jason McClurg of Winona, MO; three
sons Cody Driskell of West Plains, MO, Gabriel McClurg of Winona, MO
and Samuel McClurg of Winona, MO; two stepsons Jacob McClurg of
Winona, MO and Corban Tharp of Alton, MO; one daughter Ashley
Driskell of West Plains, MO; two stepdaughters Anastatia Smith of
Winona, MO and Sierra McClurg of Winona, MO; her mother Kandice
Frazier of Springfield, MO; her father and step-mother John and
Candace Frazier of Huntsville, AL; father-in-law and mother-in-law
Lynn and Judy McClurg of Winona, MO; one sister Samantha Briggs and
husband Christian of Tulsa, OK; brother-in-law Justin McClurg and
wife Krista of Winona, MO; sister-in-law Beth Nicholson and husband
Dusty of Winona, MO; nieces and nephews Payton Briggs, McKenna
Briggs and Logan Briggs of Tulsa, OK; Lea McClurg, Brylie McClurg,
Treyce McClurg, Seth Rowland, Jesslyn Lewis and Peyton Nicholson all
of Winona, MO, and a host of other family and friends. Stephanie
lived in Ozark, MO and attended school in Ozark until her senior
year when she moved to Springfield and attended Central High School.
After graduation, Stephanie became a medication technician and a
certified nurse aide. She worked at St. Johns Hospital (Mercy) and
Ravenwood Nursing Home in Springfield as a CNA. Stephanie moved to
Winona in 2012 and worked at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains,
MO. Stephanie enjoyed camping, fishing, BBQs and being in the
outdoors. She enjoyed collecting candles, and loved the “Tazmanian
Devil”. Stephanie enjoyed spending time with her friends and
co-workers at Ozarks Medical Center including the float trip with
her fellow nurses from OMC. Stephanie was known for her cheerful
personality and her hard work and dedication at her job. Stephanie
was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She will
be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
YVONNE J. 'CRICKET' YARDLEY MCCLURG - Born July 5, 1937 in Winona , MO to the late Bob YARDLEY and Mabel PYEATT, and departed this life on May 11, 2007. On November 27, 1959 she married the love of her life and her best friend, Lynn E. MCCLURG.. To this union they loved and raised three children, Lynn A., Christina and Bob. Preceding her in death are her parents Bob and Mabel YARDLEY, father and mother-in-law Cleland and Avis McClurg, one brother Elza YARDLEY, three infant siblings, one sister- in-law Shirley YARDLEY, one granddaughter-in-law Lynetta MCCLURG, and infant great granddaughter Makayla MCCLURG.. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband Lynn of the home, two sons Lynn A. MCCLURG and wife Judy of Winona, MO, Bob MCCLURG and wife Leala of Bowling Green, MO and one daughter Christina and Keith CHILTON of Van Buren, MO; seven brothers, Bill YARDLEY and wife Nancy of Cedar Lake, IN, Butch YARDLEY of Winona, MO, Richard YARDLEY and wife Ella of Winona, MO, Roger YARDLEY and wife Debbie of Otterville, MO, 'Skosh' YARDLEY and wife Becky of Winona, MO, Larry “Mouse” YARDLEY and wife Tammy of Winona, MO, Gusher YARDLEY and wife Judy of Ellington, MO; one sister Kathy MAHAN and husband Clinton of Mountain View, MO; one very special sister-in-law Bonnie YARDLEY of Winona, MO; eight grandchildren, Jason MCCLURG, Justin MCCLURG and wife Krista, Beth MCCLURG, Brandy WEAVER and husband Nick, Delhia VOYLES and husband Steve, Lacy, Josh and Lane MCCLURG; nine great grandchildren, Anastasia, Jacob and Sierra MCCLURG, Lea MCCLURG, Seth ROWLAND, Dalaney and Andrew WEAVER, Ryleigh Grace DAVIS and Carter VOYLES; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends whom she loved dearly. Cricket was “Mom” or “Mickey” to everyone who knew and loved her. She will be loved in our hearts forever. Funeral services were held Monday, May 14, 2007 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona , MO with Rev. Roger Smith officiating. Interment was held in the Pine Lawn Cemetery in Winona , MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home in Winona MO. Sources for this information: The Current Wave.
CLETUS BILL MCCURRY - Born September 3, 1952, at St. Louis, MO the son of Melton Martin and Edna Rutledge Touhill and passed away Saturday, February 18, 1989 at Hazelwood, Missouri at the age of 36. He was adopted by Billy Paul McCurry at the age of 10 years, and is survived by his parents, one maternal grandmother, Elsie A. Rutledge, of Birch Tree, MO; his fiancée, Deborah Smith of Florissant, MO; one daughter, Jennifer Leigh McCurry, of Webster Grove, MO; three sisters, Isabella Clark of Van Buren, MO; Marcella Williams of Florissant, MO; Avanell Van Winkle of Winona, MO; two brothers, Jake and Bobby Martin of Winona MO. Funeral services were held 10 am Wednesday, February 22, at the First Baptist Church of Birch Tree with Rev. Truman Pulliam officiating. Burial was in Oak Forrest Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Birch Tree.
Roger A. McDermith - Son of Dr. D. J. McDermith 'Doc' and Mary Jane (Harbert) McDermith 'Janie' was born November 12, 1956 in Pana, IL. Roger left this world on October 27, 2006 at his home in Vandalia, IL, at age, 49 years, 11 months, and 15 days. Roger married Paula Jo Warner in 1972 in Missouri. Paula preceded Roger in death on October 12, 1973. Roger is preceded in death by his wife, Paula, his mother, Mary Jane 'Janie' McDermith; his son, Dustin; two brothers, Monte and Scott, and one sister, Carol. He is survived by his father, Dr. D.J. McDermith 'Doc' and wife, Barkha, of Summersville, MO; three nieces, Joni Herrin and Rhianna Bannick of Effingham, IL, and Jessi McDermith of Vandalia, IL; several great nephews and nieces, and special friends, Steve and Kena Runkel and Marlene Page, all of Vandalia, IL. Roger was a former trucker and construction worker before becoming the owner/operator of McDermith Angus Farms. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ramsey, IL. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 10 AM at the Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, IL. Interment was in Ramsey Cemetery, Ramsey IL with Rev. Glenn Sparks Officiating, under the direction of Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to Muscular Dystrophy or a charity of the donor's choice.
Larry Lee McEwen - Union, Missouri was born July 17, 1939 in Union, son of the late Gussie McEwen and wife, Jewell West. He passed away Monday, December 10, 2007 in Washington, Missouri at the age of 68 years. He received his schooling in Union. On May 28, 1960, Larry was united in marriage to Barbara Gay Hunt and his three children were born to this marriage. On December 5, 1981, Larry was united in marriage to Shirley Koch and they made their home in Union, Missouri. He was employed as an Iron Worker for 32 years. Larry was retired from Iron Worker's Union Local #396. Larry was an active member of Union Masonic Lodge #593. He loved to visit with folks at the local coffee shops and hunt the hills of the Ozarks with family. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Victor McEwen and one sister, Aileen Pendleton. Larry is survived by his wife, Shirley McEwen of Union; two sons, Kevin McEwen and wife, Cynthia, of Mountain View, Missouri and James McEwen and wife, Brenda, of Washington, Missouri; one daughter, Natalie Grover and husband, Randy, of Mountain View, Missouri; ten grandchildren, other relatives, and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. at the Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, Missouri with Rev. Hugh McNary officiating. Burial in the Bethel Cemetery in Labadie, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Masonic Home of Missouri or the Alzheimer's Association. The McEwen Family was served by the Oltmann Funeral Home in Union.
HARRY C. MCGHEE - (Feb. 16, 1885 - Apr., 1964) - Funeral services for Harry C. McGee, 79, formerly of 1046 South Crutcher, were held Thursday in Winona Christian Church at Winona. Burial was in Pine Lawn Cemetery under direction of Duncan of Mountain View. Mr. McGee died Thursday at Mercy Villa after a lingering illness. He had lived at Winona for 40 years before moving to Springfield. Survivors are his wife, Edith, and a son, Eugene, of 1208 West University.
WILLIAM FRANKLIN 'FRANK' MCHENRY - Son of Robert Bob A. McHenry and Amanda Mills McHenry, was born May 2, 1909, in Bartlett Township, Shannon County, Missouri. He departed this life Saturday, August 28, 1982, at 9:00 p.m. in West Plains Memorial Hospital at the age of 73 years, 3 months, and 26 days. He had a good boyhood on the farm where he was born, which has been in the family over 125 years. He went to Woodland School all eight grades, with the late Mr. Chester Spencer for his teacher. He attended Birch Tree High School and was a well-read man. On December 13, 1928 he and Sarah Eva Donahue were united in Holy Matrimony at Eminence. Their home was blessed with three children: Robert Bob McHenry, Thelma Lou Rutledge, and William Bill Don McHenry. His heart was broken when he lost his daughter, Thelma Lou, on June 5, 1977. Others preceding him in death were his parents, and infant brother, a sister, Bernice Renegar, and a brother-in-law, Luther Connelly. Those left to mourn his passing are his loving wife, Eva, his son, Bob, and wife, Sally, of Independence, his son, Bill Don, and wire, Marie, of Hazelwood, a son-in-law, Earl Rutledge, of Birch Tree, one sister, Bertha Connelly, of St. Charles, a brother-in-law, Wes Renegar, of Miami, Oklahoma, seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends who loved him dearly. He accepted Christ as his own personal Savior and was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church of Birch Tree. He and Eva attended there regularly. His deep faith carried him through his suffering to victory. Frank was a tender hearted person, kind and compassionate, loving his family deeply. He was a good husband, a loving father, and a wonderful grandfather. In his and Eva's scrapbook, we found where he had written: 'We shall pass through this world but once, therefore, any good I can do, or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again.' Frank carried this thought out by being a friend to many people. Our loss is Heaven's gain. Frank retired a few years ago from employment with the City of Birch Tree. He enjoyed nature to the fullest and was a fine gardener, sharing produce with many. He truly believed, 'This is our Father's world!' Services were held at the Methodist Church in Birch Tree, August 31, 1982 at 1:00 p.m. Those officiating were Rev. Bill Ogden, Rev. Jim Kabler and Dr. K.J. O'Banion. Robert, Joe, Junior DePriest, Vera Mae Hitt and Colleen Detwiler, with Terry Morrow at the piano, sang, 'Precious Memories', 'Beyond the Sunset', and 'Oh Happy Day'. Pallbearers were Clinton Sanders, Glen Bockman, Butch Myers, Ruel Thompson, Leroy Powell and Bill Reed. Interment was in Oak Forest Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home.
JOSEPH W. 'JOE' MCINTIRE (MCENTIRE) - The Current Wave – October 30, 1913 - Akers News …We are sorry to announce the death of our esteemed fellow citizen, J. W. McEntire, who died on October 14th, after a long illness from Bright’s Disease. He was buried at Akers Cemetery on the 15th. His funeral was conducted by the Odd Fellows and was attended by a large crowd of people.
Joseph W. McIntire (06 Nov 1868 - 14 Oct 1913) Son of Homer Jennings McIntire & Mary Cross. Born in Georgia. Married Parazida Stringer 09 Feb 1890 in Shannon Co MO. Their children are believed to be Louis ‘Lee’ McIntire; Pinkerton Bridgeton McIntire; Leonard McIntire; Wesley McIntire; Bazil B. ‘Bozie’ McIntire and Pearl McIntire. NOTE: Some records conflict. Leonard and Wesley could be one and the same person. Bazil died in St Louis in 1945 of liver cancer after serving in the Army in WWII. Nothing is found on Pinkerton after 1925 where a B. P. McIntire was found in Wichita KS.
WESLEY RYAN MCINTIRE - Born March 25, 1980 in West Plains MO to Jane NOAH and Terry MCINTIRE. He departed this life on August 3, 2005 at the age of 25. He was baptized on January 11, 1987. Wesley’s strong faith in God allowed him to live each day to the fullest. He is preceded in death by his grandpa, Gordon MCINTIRE, and an uncle, Charles NOAH. He is survived by his loving wife and soul mate, Holly Leigh MORGAN MCINTIRE; his devoted mother, Jane, and stepfather, Richard BLAKE; two brothers, Jason MCINTIRE and Charlie BLAKE; grandparents, Russell and Sue NOAH; grandmother, Betty MCINTIRE; a precious nephew, Noah Ryan MCINTIRE; one sister- in-law, Roxanne MCINTIRE, and niece Madison, and nephew, Caron; mother and father-in-law, Robin and Chris BREWER; father-in-law, Rick MORGAN; his faithful friend. Rowdy T. ‘DOG’ and a host of cousins, family and friends. Wesley, brother Jason, and Mama Jane moved to Eminence to live with his Granny Sue and Granddad Russ, where he grew up. Richard ‘Pappy’ married his mom, and with him he got to experience hunting, raising dogs and continued love of the outdoors. When little brother Charlie came along, Wes was thrilled, and took such pride in being a loving brother and role model. Wesley and his brother, Jason, shared a lifetime of companionship as brothers. Jason’s son, Noah Ryan MCINTIRE, was Wes’s pride and joy. Wes and Holly were united in marriage on June 4, 2005 at Alley Spring MO. They shared a lifetime of happiness in a short period of time. It is impossible to put into words what they shared. Barbecuing, riding in the woods, or simply just being attached at the hip, were things that they loved the most. Most of their nights were spent sleeping on a mattress in the middle of their living room floor watching their big- screen TV.. It was truly God’s work that brought them together. It is with that faith that they realized they will be together again in Heaven one day. Wes attended Eminence schools and graduated in 1998. He enrolled at Jefferson College in Hillsboro MO and then went on to Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield MO before his acceptance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Pharmacy School. He was a member of the Pharmaceutical Fraternity Kappa Psi. He took great pride in the field of pharmacy. Wesley’s zest for life was apparent to every life he touched. He was unselfish and caring about his fellow man and all of God’s creatures. He loved living in Shannon County and took full advantage of the hunting, fishing, and enjoyment of “God’s country”. His favorite place to be was in the middle of the woods. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. Baseball was dear to his heart and a big highlight came his senior year in high school when his team went to the State Quarter-Finals. Also a NASCAR fan, Wes got to be an honorary pit-stop tire changer at Bristol. He was so passionate about many things. He really ‘juiced’ all he could out of life. Wes’s philosophy of life was to cherish each day and to give thanks for the continuous blessings that he felt were bestowed on him. He wished for others to “not sweat the small stuff”. He didn’t question God’s plan for his life and never asked “Why me?” If you knew Wesley, then you were truly blessed. He had a gift of making others feel special. The truly lucky ones were his friends and family because he will always be with them. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. God called him Home early because he needed a true Angel to help Him. Visitation was held at Duncan Funeral Home in Eminence MO on Friday evening, August 5 and funeral services were held at the Old Eminence High School Gymnasium at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 6. Interment was at the Noah Cemetery in Eminence MO. Sources for this information: The Current Wave, August 10, 2005.
LOLA GRACE JONES MCIVER - Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert JONES was born November 19, 1896 at Fremont, MO and departed this life November 9, 1951 at the age of 55 years at Low Wassie MO. She had lived a Christian life and was ready to leave this world. She leaves a mother, one brother; three half-brothers and two half-sisters; six aunts; one uncle. We wish to thank everyone who visited and prayed for her during her long illness. Also, Mr. Brawley for his comforting message and songs, and all the neighbors for their kindness during the long months of sickness. Written by Mrs. Emma JONES. Sources for this information: Current Local. Submitted by:Joellen Jones Ross.
OPAL MCBRIDE BRADSHAW MCKENDRY - Born January 11, 1937 to Harold McBride and Mary Broadfoot McBride in Winona, Missouri. She passed away June 4, 2006 at the age of 69 years in Springfield, Missouri. Opal is preceded in death by her parents Harold and Mary McBride, her husband Harry McKendry, one son Robert Bradshaw, one brother Harold McBride, one sister Francis Jones and one great grandchild. Opal leaves behind four sons Calvin Bradshaw and wife Ardel of Georgia; Eugene Bradshaw and wife Nancy of Teresita, Missouri; Melvin Bradshaw and wife Susie of Birch Tree, Missouri and Marvin Bradshaw and wife Kelly of Eureka, Missouri. Four daughters Dianne Steele and husband Jim of Willow Springs, Missouri; Milly Mullins and husband Lyndon of Mountain View, Missouri; Lucinda Thomas and husband Eddie of Washington and Linda Waters and husband Alan of Nixa, Missouri. Opal was a wonderful mother of nine, a grandmother of twenty one, great grandmother of 15 and sister. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, Missouri with Darrell Derryberry officiating. Interment was at the Pine Lawn Cemetery in Winona, Missouri under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home in Winona, Missouri. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
JAMIE LEE MCKEE - Son of Steve and Michelle Hurt McKee was born at St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, MO, August 16, 1983 and departed this life February 7, 2006 near Summersville making his age 22 years 5 months and 22 days. Jamie graduated from Summersville High School in May 2002. He attended Church of God of Prophecy at Summersville through childhood and his teenage years. He was a member International Union of Operating Engineers Local #513 where he was in his second year of apprenticeship in the school. Jamie is preceded in death by his grandfather Russell Marion McKee. Jamie is survived by his father and mother Steve and Michelle McKee, one brother Cory McKee; his grandparents, Thelma McKee and Jack and Doris Jean Hurt all of Summersville. Jamie enjoyed running heavy equipment, hunting, four wheeling and spending time with family and friends. He will be sadly missed by his many aunts ,uncles, cousin and friends. Services were held on Sunday, Feb. 12th at 2 PM at Midvale Church with Rev. Stacey Prewett and Rev. Emmett Bradford officiating. Interment was in Midvale Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
Gladys Pauline sutton McKinney - Born May 17, 1917 the daughter of Grover Sutton and Sena (Randolph) Sutton. She passed away April 7, 2008 at Birch Tree, MO at the age of 90 years, 10 months and 21 days. She was united in marriage to Frank McKinney on December 26, 1936 at Tucson, AZ, and to this union five children were born. They moved back to Eminence in 1960. Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, Grover and Sena Sutton; her husband, Frank McKinney; two sons, Jerry McKinney and Larry McKinney; two grandsons, Jerry G. McKinney and Mike Jones; and two brothers, Earl Sutton and Layard Sutton. She is survived by one son, Jim McKinney of Granby, CO; two daughters, Jo Jones of Eminence, MO, and Joyce Dixon and husband, Garry, of Cahokia, IL; one brother, Ben Sutton of Winona, MO; one sister, Berniece Powell of Eminence, MO; one daughter-in-law, Connie McKinney of Porter, TX; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Graveside services were held April 9, 2008 at 11:00 AM atMunsell Chapel Cemetery in Eminence, MO with Rev. David Fowler officiating under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home in Eminence MO.
Edward D. McNail - Funeral service was January 18, 2009 at James & Gahr Mortuary Chapel, Salem, with Pastor Ted Wisdom officiating. Favorite recorded music was played. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Centerville, with Full Military Honors provided by the Salem American Legion Post #99 honor guard. Pallbearers were Ronnie McNail, Richard McNail, Carl McNail, Marvin McNail, Tom McNail, Denny Amsden and Gary Fields. Mr. McNail was born March 12, 1924 in Centerville to Robert and Flavy (Faulkenberry) McNail. He married Dora Hasty November 21, 1943. They were the parents of eight children. Mr. McNail died January 15, 2009 in Salem at the age of 84 years, ten months and three days. Survivors include his children, Sue Amsden and husband, Dennis, Centerville; Carl McNail and wife, Betty, Chesapeake, Va.; Marvin McNail and wife, Linda, Collinsville, MS.; Richard McNail and wife, Vanessa, Centerville; Tom McNail, Ellington; and Ronnie McNail and wife, Lisa, Bunker; brothers, LeeRoy McNail and wife, Thelma, Pevely; and LeeJoy McNail, Mineral Point; sister, Lucille Barnes, St. Louis; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces; nephews; extended family and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents; wife; special friend, Elsie Stewart; two children, Daniel McNail and Sandra Fields; three grandchildren, Timothy, Russel and Robert McNail; and 11 brothers and sisters. (Editors Note: Mr. McNail was a well driller, who drilled many wells in the Summersville area. Howell County News.)
Wanda Smith McNeall - Age 72 of Springfield, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2007 in her home. For over 12 years, Wanda struggled the horrific effects of Parkinson’s Disease. She was lovingly cared for and supported by her family, especially her husband, Don. She was born December 23, 1934 to Homer and Ethel Belew Smith of Summersville, Missouri. Wanda and her husband served faithfully as missionaries in Brazil with the International Mission Board for 32 years, retiring in 1998. Wanda was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister-in-law, Juanita Pearman. Survivors include her husband of over 52 years, Don McNeall; three children, Janice Johnson and husband, Mike; Paul McNeall and wife, Doyleen; and Brenda Greer and husband, Richard; six grandchildren, Caleb and Hannah Johnson, Cameron and Leandra McNeall, Alexis and Kenny Greer, and one foster grandson, Joey Pesa; six brothers, Lawrence Smith and wife, Margaret; Earnest Smith and wife, Bonnie; Wayne Smith, Merle Smith and wife, Linda; Harold Smith and wife, Sharon; Ronnie Smith and wife, Gail; and one sister, Beulah Bryant and husband, George; a sister-in-law, Wilma Haun and husband, Don; and a brother-in-law, Denny Pearman. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday July 3, 2007 in Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Hufft officiating under the care of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home, 500 E. Walnut, with burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Ave. Miami, FL 33136-1494 or the International Mission Board, 3806 Monument Ave. Richmond, VA 23230-0767.
PATTY ANN CRIDER MCNEW - Born December 29, 1952 in Birch Tree to the late Porter and LaVerne Crider. She departed this life March 10, 2004 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis MO. Patty married Darwin Leon McNew June 30, 1972 and to this union two children were born, Mendy and Heath. Patty accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age and was baptized with three sisters, Alice, Daye and Joy. She was a member of Pioneer Baptist Church where she loved teaching Sunday school to the younger children. Patty is survived by her husband Darwin; two children, Lendy Lane McNew Williams and husband Travis, of Winona, Heath Leon McNew and wife Andrea, of Birch Tree; two grandsons, Tanner and Alex; seven brothers; four sisters; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother-in-law. The highlight of Patty's life were her grandsons. She had a special gift of making people always feel warm and welcome in her home Ð be it friend, family or stranger. One of her greatest joys was being surrounded by her large family and friends. That is how she departed this life Ð surrounded by all of her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 13 at Pioneer Baptist Church in Birch Tree with Rev. Sean Reece officiating. Interment was inOak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
ROY ARVIL MCNEW - 90, of Winona, Mo., departed this life on April 1, 2013, at his home. He was born Nov. 10, 1922, in Solo, Mo., the son of Bert Lee and Hilda Frances (Luck) McNew. Roy attended Houston High School and then joined the U.S. Army in 1943. He served as a gunner in the artillery during the invasion of Okinawa, Japan. Roy was united in marriage to Marjorie Louise Williams on Feb. 9, 1946, in Royal Oak, Mich. After her death, Roy married Carol May Tate on April 25, 1998, in Houston, Mo. Along with Marjorie, he was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ralph, Archie, and Frank; sister, Mildred; and daughters-in-law, Betty McNew and Patty McNew. Survivors include his wife, Carol, of the home; children, Butch McNew and wife, Debbi, Mountain View, Mo., David McNew and wife, Carol, Bucyrus, Mo., Darwin McNew, Birch Tree, Mo., Louise McAfee and husband, Chet, Birch Tree, Karen Carson, Union, Mo., and JoAnn Voyles and husband, Don, Maysville, Ky.; sister, Jessie Dablemont, Bolivar, Mo.; sisters-in-law, Ruth McNew, Des Moines, Iowa, and Erma McNew, Bolivar, Mo.; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends. Roy was a member of Brown Hill Baptist Church. He was also a member of VFW Post 3009 in Mountain View and Masonic Lodge of Mountain View. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner. Roy passed on a love of music, guns, gardening, tinkering, building things with his hands, expert masonry, and collecting. His children and grandchildren are fortunate that he loved to tell stories. Although, he had been known to occasionally yarn a few tales, which most often ended up with his grandchildren telling stories that held no truth whatsoever. Roy was greatly loved and will be sadly missed. Funeral services were held April 4, 2013, at Pioneer Baptist Church, Birch Tree, with Brother Robert Gifford officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Birch Tree, under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View. Memorials may be made to Ozarks Honor Flight or VFW Post 3009 in Mountain View. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.
CHEYROL ELIZABETH INGOLD MCREYNOLDS - Born July 27, 1950 in Jonesboro AR to Roy and Patricia LANE INGOLD. She passed away on August 15, 2005 at the age of 55 years. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Boyce MCREYNOLDS. Cheyrol is survived by four daughters, Marcie Marlynn HOLLINGSHEAD, Mountain View MO, Myra Marie RILEY, Harrisonville MO, Madaline Michelle LEDGERWOOD, Birch Tree MO, and Mona Malissa MCREYNOLDS, Peach Tree City GA; one brother, Douglas INGOLD, Las Vegas NV; two sisters, Bonnie COSTA, Blue Springs MO, and Connie SKULLEY, Mount Zion IL; and ten grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services were held on Friday, August 19, 2005 at Yarber Chapel in Mountain View MO with Bro. Carl YOUNGER officiating. Interment was in Howell Valley Cemetery in West Plains MO under the direction of Yarber Mortuary Mountain View MO.
CAROLYN JOAN 'CAROL' LINDSEY VAN WINKLE MCROY - Daughter of the late Leonard and Dessie Parks Lindsey, was born at Eminence on March 12, 1946 and passed away at her home in Florissant MO., on March 12, 2004 at the age of 58 years. On June 16, 1986 she married Ben McRoy and spent most of her life in the St. Louis area. She was a member of Calvary Tabernacle Church in Florissant and a very active member of the Ladies Auxiliary. She was very devoted to her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband Ben McRoy of the home in Florissant; two daughters, Vicky Jean Cooper and Susan Irene Van Winkle, both of Winona; one son, Bobby Dean Van Winkle of St. Louis MO.; three sisters, Christine Lindsey Clark, Brenda Ziegler and Angela Fears, all of St. Louis MO.; five brothers, Ronnie Lindsey and Stanley Fears, both of St. Louis MO., Bruce Lindsey of Crocker MO., Michael Fears of St. Peters MO., and Kevin Fears of Barnes Mills MO.; four grandchildren, Dustin Cooper, Shelby McAfee, Tyler Downs and Jordan Brake, all of Winona. Other relatives and many friends survive to mourn her passing. Funeral services were held at noon Tuesday, March 16 at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield MO., with Brother Keath officiating. Burial was in Walker Cemetery. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
ADAM MEDLEY MEADE - One of the old timers of Eminence and vicinity died at his home south of Eminence last Wednesday evening. His death was very sudden, and was caused by a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon in the Assembly of God Church at Eminence by Rev. E.E. Hembree, pastor. Burial was in the Summers cemetery near Ink. Adam Meade was born May 5, 1875, in Shannon County, and departed this life September 10, 1947, at the age of 72 years, 4 months and 5 days. He was united with the Baptist Church in early life under his father's teaching. He was united in marriage to Margaret LeGrand April 13, 1897, and to this union thirteen children were born, five of whom preceded him in death. He leaves eight daughters; Mrs. J.B. Lawson, Mrs. C.L. Thomas, Mrs. F.E. Copeland, Mrs. Herbert Crowder, Mrs. Bernie Tucker, Mrs. Ruby Voyles, Doris Meade, and Mrs. Walter Wells; one brother, H.C. Meade, one sister, Mrs. Fred Atchison. His wife preceded him in death, January 25, 1941. He was united in marriage to Iva Smith, April 22, 1943. He leaves his wife and six step-children, Carlos, Raymond and Dick Smith, Annie Russell, Mabel Atkins, and Jewell Means, besides a host of grandchildren, a great-grandchild and a number of relatives and friends. NOTE: He was the son of Rev. John Wesley Meade and Rebecca Mary Medley.
ADAM MONROE MEAD(E), JR. - The long life of A.M. Mead came to a close Saturday, March 1 and final rites were held at the First Methodist church Monday afternoon. Burial was made in the Carnegie cemetery. He was 90 years, 10 months and three days of age, but had been active about his home and among his friends until the few weeks before his death. Rev. W.Y. Switzer, pastor, conducted the service assisted by Rev. Oscar Eudaley, of the Nazarene church and arrangements were under direction of the Pitcher Funeral home. Four sons and two sons-in-law were pall bearers. Born in Eminence, Shannon County MO., April 28, 1850, Mr. Mead lived in Texas while a young man and came to Oklahoma and settled on the old Hext ranch near Sayre more than 40 years ago. The family came to Carnegie in 1922. Mr. Mead was twice married, his first wife dying, left him one daughter who is now Mrs. Annie Ford of Ardmore. He was married to Miss Pearl Washburn at Alvord, Texas in June 52 years ago. To them ten children were born, nine of whom survive. They are Geo. M. Mead of Van Nuys, Calif.; Mrs. Minnie Beadle, Floyd, Roy and Dawson Mead all of Torrance, Calif.; Mrs. Myrtle Rogers, Fort Sill; Claude E. Mead, Carnegie; Mrs. Grace Gifford, Lookeba; and Mrs. Lois Reece of Whittier, Calif. There are 21 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; also one brother, John Mead of Eminence MO. Converted as a young man, Mr. Mead joined the Methodist church and as long as he was able was active in his church work. NOTE: He was the son of Adam Monroe Meade, Sr. & Sarah Amanda 'Sally' Clay. He had a daughter Annie by a first marriage, then married Pearl Washburn in June, 1883 at Alvord, Texas and had a large family: Roy, Dawson, Myrtle, Grace, Lois, Claude, Floyd, Minnie, George, and a daughter who died in infancy.
CORNELIUS J. 'NEELY' MEAD - Of Big Creek, passed away January 29, 1941, at the age of 55 years, 7 months and 29 days. He leaves his wife, three sons and two daughters, six grandchildren, two sisters and a host of friends to mourn. He was called to leave this world. He met it with a smile. For he knew he would meet, His loved ones in a little while. But, oh, what a comfort it would have been to us all, If we could have taken the message from our dead brother's call. Like a flower that has passed away, he had left this world and all his friends; He is resting in the tomb. Funeral services were conducted by O. E. Sutterfield. By Mrs. Lucy T. Martin - Eminence MO. NOTE: He married Rebecca Alma 'Becky' Ridgeway. He was the son of James A. Meade & Rhoda Elizabeth Conway. He was born in June, 1885. Father of John, James Thomas (m. Thelma A. Wilson), William S. (m. Lillie E. Wilson), Mary E. (m. William Burns), Margaret J. 'Maggie' (m. Clyde Camden), Lowell D. (died young) and Noel Lee Meade (m. Marie Jordan). He is buried at Heaton Cemetery.
IVA MAY MEADE - Age 90 of Eminence passed away Thursday Jan. 18 at the home of her daughter. Services were held Saturday Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with burial in Harlow Cemetery at Mountain. View MO under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence. Sources for this information: Clipping from The Current Wave, no dates provided.
HENRY CLAY MEADE - For many years a resident of Eminence, passed away at a hospital in St. Louis, Wednesday, September 27, at 5 p.m. He had been in failing health for several months. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church in Eminence last Saturday afternoon by Rev. Raymond Sconce. Interment was in the New Eminence Cemetery. Henry Meade was in the barber business in Eminence for many, many years. He also held the offices of Justice of the Peace and Probate Judge for many years. Always genial and friendly, he won a host of friends, all of whom are deeply grieved by his death. Surviving are two sons and two daughters: Stanley Meade of Ferguson MO.; Elmer Meade of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Mrs. Marion Witt of Edinburg, Texas; and Mrs. Lillian Darr of Ellington MO. Also his second wife, Mrs. Cora Meade, of Los Angeles, Cal.
LOWELL D. MEADE - Son of Neely and Rebecca Meade, was born near Round Spring on February 19, 1921, and died at his home on big creek May 12, 1936, at the age of 15 years, 2 months, and 23 days. He was stricken with pneumonia on Friday, and all that medical aid and loving hands could do could not hold him on earth when God called him home on Tuesday. He leaves to mourn his loss, his father and mother, aged grandparents, three brothers, James, William and Noel, two sisters, Mary and Margaret, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Brother Sutterfield and the body was laid to rest in the Heaton Cemetery. May God lighten the burden of the bereaved family and cause the sun light of hope to shine through the dark clouds of sorrow.
MARGARET 'MAGGIE' LEGRAND CONWAY MEAD - Born May 31, 1883, in Shannon County, Missouri, and departed this life January 25, 1941, at the age of 58 years 7 months and 24 days. She was united in marriage to A. M. Mead, April 13, 1897. To this union thirteen children were born, five preceded her in death. She leaves her husband, Adam Medley 'A. M.' Mead, and eight daughters, Mrs. J.B. Lawson, Mrs. C.L. Thomas, Ruby Jean, Doris and Betty Louise Mead of Eminence MO., Mrs. Francis Copeland of Winona MO., Mrs. Herbert Crowder, and Mrs. Bernie Tucker of St. Louis MO., one sister Mrs. Sally Bowen of Brushy MO., one brother A. L. LeGrand of South Carolina, eleven grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. She united with the Baptist church in early life. She bore her suffering patiently to the extreme. No day was too lone and no work too hard for those she loved. She will be sadly missed by her family, relatives, friends and neighbors. Funeral services were at the Union church, Monday afternoon, and was conducted by Rev. Sconce. Burial was at the Summer Cemetery at Spring Valley. NOTE: Shannon County Marriage records have Margaret 'Maggie' LeGrand was married to John R. Conway 27 Dec 1896 at Shannon Co MO.
RHODA ELIZABETH CONWAY MEAD - On May 12, 1932, the Lord called our dear Mother to her heavenly reward. She was 71 years, 3 months and 2 days old. She was a native of Missouri and resided here in the immediate neighborhood during her entire life. She was confined to her bed the most of the time for the past year and four months by a stroke of paralysis. She had been a sufferer with rheumatism for the past 40 years. Her suffering and pain were great but she bore them patiently till the Great Physician gave her relief from the pain, sickness and sorrow of this earth. Mrs. Mead was a devoted Christian, being a member of the Baptist Church for 40 years. Her sympathy was always with the poor and needy and she was at all times ready to lend a hand to suffering humanity. She was a mother of six children, three of whom have crossed the river of death before her. She leaves an old gray-haired husband 76 years of age, who has been a faithful companion for 53 years, and three children, C.J. Mead and Mrs. Lucy Martin of Venice and Mrs. Martha Mead of Newport, Arkansas, two brothers near Bunker, T.H. Conway and J.M. Conway, and one brother, John Conway, near Ash Flat, Arkansas, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Counts and Mrs. Fanny Thompson of Timber, 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild to mourn her loss. The remains were laid to rest in the home cemetery. It won't be long till we meet Mother around God's throne, Where comes no pain to dim our love in that bright world in Heaven above. Mrs. W.H. Mead, Newport, Arkansas - Beedeville Star Route. NOTE: She was the daughter of Charles Vandoris Conway & Martha Herrin. She married James A. Meade. Children were Martha Jane (m. William Legrand), Cynthia E. (m. William Perry Lundry), Cornelius J. 'Neely' (m. Rebecca Alma 'Becky' Ridgeway), Effie F. and Lucy Todd Meade (m. John D. Martin). She is buried at Heaton Cemetery.
Sarah Amanda 'Sally' Clay MEAD(E) - Grandma Mead, one of the pioneers of Shannon County, died last Friday and was interred Sunday. She was reputed to be the oldest inhabitant of the county, being 95 years and 6 months of age at the time of her death, and had lived in Shannon County during a period of fifty years. She was a daughter of Kentucky's greatest statesman, Henry Clay. Mrs. Mead was a consistent member of the Baptist church, and died as she had lived, in the hope of a glorious resurrection. She was the mother of Parson John Mead, who lives in Moore township, and with whom she resided. The Wave extends condolence to her relatives and many friends. She has 'crossed over the River and rests under the shade of the trees.' [Published in the Current Wave, issue of Thursday, January 7, 1897.] NOTE: She was born 1801 in Tennessee. She married Adam Monroe Mead, Sr. and was the mother of Eli, William, Mary, Jeli, Elias, Elivus, George, Henry Clay, Sarah Jane, Jemima, Meriam, Adam Monroe, Jr. and John Wesley Meade. She is buried beside her husband at Heaton Cemetery.
THELMA WILSON MEADE - Wife of James Meade and daughter of Columbus 'Lum' Wilson, was born November 27, 1918, and departed from this life at her home on Big Creek, July 17, 1936. She was 17 years, 7 months and 15 days old. She leaves to mourn her loss, a husband and small daughter, Shirley Dee, some few hours old at the time of her death. Also her father, two brothers, William and Willard, and five sisters, Jewell, Wilma, Maudeline, Naomi and Anna Mae, and also an aged grandmother. A host of friends and other relatives mourn her passing. She is sadly missed. God took our loved one from us, a voice we loved is stilled. A vacant place is in our home, which never can be filled. ----By one who loved her.
WILLIAM S. MEADE - Son of Neely and Becky Ridgeway Meade was born May 6, 1913 at Timber, Missouri. He passed away December 7, 1987 at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 74 years. William attended school in the Big Creek area. He was married to Jewel Wilson on September 22, 1939. William is survived by his wife Jewel, 2 sons, Frank and wife Jo of St. James MO.; Gene and wife Dianne of St. Clair MO.; 3 daughters, Betty Kile and husband Dale of Winona MO.; Ruthine Chapman and husband Mel of Salem MO.; Linda Edwards and husband Bob of Vernon, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Mae Ruth Meade of Eminence MO., 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, 1 brother, Noel Meade of Ellington MO.; 2 sisters, Maggie Camden of Boss MO.; and Mary Burns of Bunker MO. and many nieces and nephews. William was preceded in death by his parents, one son Gerald in June of this year and 3 brothers, Jim, Lowell and Johnny. He worked as a laborer, his last job was as custodian at the Courthouse until his health forced his retirement. He was baptized at an early age on Big Creek. William, 'Bill' as his family and friends called him, was a friend to many. He enjoyed visiting with his friends at the 'coffee shop' - the last few years, and loved having his family around him. Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 10 at 10 am in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with Rev. Lloyd Welch officiating. Interment was in Munsell Chapel Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.
Kerry Joe Means - Born April 14, 1945, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo., to Ferlan 'Pete' and Velma Means. He went to be with the Lord on Feb. 8, 2011, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Kerry was preceded in death by his parents Pete and Velma; two brothers Bill and Jim; brother-in-law Bud Atkins; and a daughter Kelly. He is survived by his brother, Richard Means and wife Mary Ann of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister Peggy Atkins of Winona, Mo.; sister-in-law Margaret Means of Clever, Mo. Also surviving are nieces and nephews Cheryl Randolph and husband Walter; Lynette Aultman and husband Jon; Ferlan Atkins and wife Rhonda; Louann Rogers; Don Means and wife Nadine; Michael Means and wife Linda, Lisa Means, Jeff Means; Connie Joe Koehler and husband Gene; and Diane Means plus a host of great nieces and nephews. Kerry gave his heart to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ several years ago while attending Eminence Assembly of God and trusted in the Lord completely even during his lengthy illness. While unable to attend worship services due to his poor health, Kerry was faithful to read his Bible daily and listen to his favorite television minister at every opportunity. Kerry always took pride in his work as an auto mechanic and over-the-road truck driver. He was a hard worker until he became disabled then he found pleasure in his hobbies such as NASCAR televised races. He was an avid race fan. He won several trophies while playing the NASCAR video games. In earlier years, he loved fishing the rivers in this area with his brother-in-law Bud. Kerry dearly loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. His quick wit, infectious smile and mischievous personality made him a joy to be around. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at the Assembly of God Church in Eminence, Mo., with Rev. Lloyd Welch and Rev. Mark Thrasher officiating. Interment was in New Eminence Cemetery in Eminence, Mo., under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.
GORDON LEROY MEDLEY - Born August 4, 1934 at Eminence MO to Ernest and Robert MILLER MEDLEY. He departed this life October 16, 2005 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield MO at the age of 71 years, 2 months. Gordon attended grade school at Eminence, and graduated from high school in 1952. In the fall of 1952 he attended Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar MO. He began work in the Missouri Department of Conservation in 1954 as a Dispatcher, and worked there until he was drafted into the army in 1957. He served two years at Fort Riley KS as a Supply Clerk. He then returned to work in the Missouri Department of Conservation as a Forestry Technician for 39 years, until his retirement in 1993. Gordon was a faithful member of the Eminence United Methodist Church, serving on the board, as Bible School Coordinator, Sunday School teacher, and a member of the church choir. He was united in marriage to Doris SUTTON on October 9, 1953 at Eminence MO and celebrated 53 years of marriage. To this union three children were born, Sutton Leroy, Robert Sutton, and Cindy Jean MEDLEY. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Roberta; one infant son, Sutton Leroy; and infant brother, Lloyd Gayle. He is survived by his wife, Doris MEDLEY, of the home; one son, Robert Sutton, his wife Ruth and their children, Danielle and Caleb MEDLEY, Bolivar MO; daughter Cindy and her husband Bruce and daughters Ashlin and Morgan POLLOCK, LaHarpe IL; four brothers, Carl and wife Jackie MEDLEY, Jefferson City MO; Joe and wife Gaylon MEDLEY, Cato NY; Lendell and wife Adina MEDLEY, The Villages FL; Robert and wife Vickie MEDLEY, Mountain View MO; three sisters, Alta and husband Arthur ‘Bud’ YOUNGER, Mountain View MO; Mary DYER, Eminence MO; and Romona RYNO, Licking MO; thirty six nieces and nephews and fifty seven great nieces and nephews. Gordon was the rock of the MEDLEY family. He didn’t take this role in life lightly. He would guide, counsel, and give lectures when necessary. He would give an unbiased opinion and support whatever decision was made. His wisdom and guidance spanned three generations of MEDLEYS. Everyone who knew Gordon knew he was a staunch Democrat and an avid Cardinals fan. On any given day, you might have found him praising them or grumbling about their inability to play. On most days you could find him doing what he loved best, playing a round of golf with his many golfing buddies. He also enjoyed being a grandpa to Danielle, Ashlin, Caleb and Morgan, attending as many sporting events or activities as possible. He was a very loving husband, father, “grandpa”, uncle and friend to all who knew him. Numerous people have taken the opportunity to share with the family that Gordon MEDLEY was the finest man they knew. He will be truly missed by all those who were fortunate enough to have known and loved him. The visitation was held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2005. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 19, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. at the Duncan Funeral Home Chapel in Eminence MO. Officiating was Rev. David FOWLER. Interment followed at Munsell Chapel Cemetery. - CARD OF THANKS – ‘Thank You’ cannot begin to express the love and appreciation for the overwhelming support that has been shown by so many of you at this time; the many prayers that were said for Gordon while he was in the hospital and that are continuing to be said for our family; those who attended the visitation and the funeral was heartwarming. Gordon would have been amazed, and so were we. The flowers, phone calls, cards, food and so many other expressions of kindness has filled our hearts with joy that will be so helpful in the days ahead. – Doris MEDLEY, Sutton, Ruth, Danielle & Caleb MEDLEY, Cindy, Bruce, Ashlin & Morgan POLLOCK – The Current Wave, October 25, 2005.
HOBERT GUY MEDLEY - Our beloved father and brother was born March 30, 1904, at Sinkin MO., and entered into rest June 18, 1952, at the age of 48 years, 2 months, and 28 days, while at Koch Hospital, Koch MO. He was the son of the departed Thomas and Malissa MEDLEY. In December, 1923, he was married to Mattie BIRLEW, and to this union, were born two boys and one girl, who are all living--Billy Lee MEDLEY of East St. Louis, Ill; Erma Jean Ellis of St. Louis MO.; and Charles Jesse Medley of St. Louis MO. He leaves three brothers and two sisters--Zella COPELAND of Winona MO.; Sam MEDLEY of St. Louis MO.; Luther MEDLEY of Winona MO.; Everette MEDLEY of Robertson MO.; and Thelma SMITH of St. Louis MO. He leaves one grandson, four granddaughters, and a host of relatives and friends. He was baptized in the Oneness Pentecost Church and this remained his faith until his death. His family deeply appreciates the kindness of the many friends of Winona. Sources for this information: Original newspaper clipping no newspaper name, no date. Submitted by: Janice Bell. Date: Sun Jul 15 13:15:53 2007.
ROBERTA LEAH MILLER MEDLEY - Youngest daughter of Charley and Mary CHILTON MILLER, was born December 3, 1906, and departed this life on January 1, 1999, at the age of 92 years, 28 days, at the Mountain View Health Care Center, Mountain View MO. She spent most of her life in Eminence, and attended school there. She was united in marriage to Ernest MEDLEY on September 14, 1933 at Elvins MO. Nine children were born to this union. She never worked outside the home, but spent her time as a homemaker, raising eight children. Roberta was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one infant son, one infant grandson, two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by five sons: Gordon and Doris MEDLEY of Eminence; Carl and Jackie MEDLEY of Jefferson City; Joe and Gaylon MEDLEY of New York; Lendell and Adina MEDLEY of Florida; Robert and Vickie MEDLEY of Mountain View; three daughters: Alta and Arthur YOUNGER and Mary DYER, of Eminence; and Romona and Harvey RYNO of Licking MO. Roberta is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. She had a great love for each and every child and all her grandchildren. She professed Christ in her life at an early age. She was a member of the Assembly of god Church in Eminence and was faithful as long as her health permitted. Roberta had a love for everyone she knew and always greeted them with a smile and was ready to help if needed. Roberta’s wish, after she lost her husband, was to be able to live alone, and this she did until the last three months of her life. Granny Bert will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, January 4, 1999 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence with Rev. Kevin DAVIS officiating. Interment was in the New Eminence Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence. Sources for this information: The Current Wave, January 13, 1999.
Monie Mae 'MONA' Bolden MELTON - Born December 30, 1934 at Decatur Morgan Co AL. She departed this life October 5, 1997 at 7:33 pm in the loving arms of her family. She was the daughter of William and Harriet Bolden of Decatur, Alabama. Mona was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all besides just her own. She touched everyone she ever met. A special thank you to her Home Health Care nurses for direction and support for the family. Survivors include two brothers, Tom and Jerry W. Rose Bolden of Market Tree, Arkansas; seven children: Robert Sikes, Charles Diane Sikes, of Rockford, IL, Billy Ray Betty Sikes, Diane Sikes and James D. Wakenight, all of Summersville, MO, Leo Theresa Villarreal of Cabool, Jesse Michelle Villarreal of Summersville, Andrew Jennifer Villarreal of Rockford, IL. Twenty-one grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mona is preceded in death by; her parents, three brothers; James, Jimmy, Ivan Red Bolden, one sister Helen Abernathy; Two husbands, Willie Sikes of Arkansas and Leopold Villarreal of Rockford, IL. Funeral Services were Thursday, October 8, 1997 at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Summersville with the Rev. Jim Jackson officiating. Interment was in Black Pond Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Summersville.
Willard J. Mendenhall - Born May 17, 1916 at Bonne Terre, MO to William Mendenhall and Cynthia (Conway) Mendenhall. He passed away September 30, 2006 at Birch Tree, MO at the age of 90 years. He was united in marriage to Margaret M. Lynch on July 5, 1941 at Eminence MO. To this union, 5 children were born: Earl, Janet, Lindell, Gary and Roger. Willard and Margaret shared 62 years together. Willard was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret; one son, Earl; three brothers, Elmer, Clarence and Oly; and one sister, Pauline. He is survived by his daughter, Janet Estes of Imperial, MO; three sons, Lindell and wife, Sandy, of Rolla, MO; Gary and wife, Terri, of St. James, MO; Roger and Judy Mendenhall of Mountain View, MO; one sister, Eva Inman, of Salem, MO; 9 grandchildren, April, Gary, Scott, Jeffrey, David, Daniel, Bradley, Melissa and Christina; 11 great grandchildren, Tiana, Jordan, Kelsey, Rebecca, Dakota, Devon, Trystan, Dalton Mendenhall, Ashlee Marlatt, Tristan Wimberly and Colden Watkins. Willard was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved life; he was a strong man in both his presence and his faith. He has taught us many lessons in life about the measure of a man. We love him beyond measure. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, October 3, 2006 in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Summersville, MO with Rev. Eileen Keeling officiating. Interment was held at the Flatwoods Cemetery in Eminence, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home in Summersville MO.
BESSIE LEONA CUTTS MENG - Mrs. Bessie Meng Killed in Auto Accident - Mrs. Bessie Meng of Winona was instantly killed last Thursday when the pickup she was driving overturned on Highway 60 about three miles south of Van Buren. Mrs. Meng, who was accompanied by Jim Winchester, passed a truck and apparently lost control of her pickup, which crossed the highway and went off on the right side, overturning several times, we understand. Jimmy was only slightly injured, but Mrs. Meng was instantly killed. We extend out most sincere sympathy to the bereaved family. Obituary: Bessie Leona Meng, the daughter of Azirah and Lucinda Cutts, was born December 24, 1895 at Ardmore, Okla., and departed this life December 8, 1955, at the age of 59 years, 11 months and 14 days. She was united in marriage to Lewis Youngblood in March, 1914. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, one brother, Esty, and one sister, Sadie. She was united in marriage to James Paul Meng Dec. 22, 1940, who also preceded her in death. There are left to mourn her passing, 2 sisters, Rosa Nichols of Springfield MO., and Lucy Youngblood of Winona MO.; 2 brothers, Willie Cutts of Winona MO., and Lester Cutts of Great Bend, Kansas; and a host of relatives and friends. Her passing will be a great loss to the community and she will be sadly missed by all. Pallbearers at the funeral were Farris Saad, Johnny Kuessner, Bill Gardner, Sherman Dailey, Clark Weaver and Pyrtle Weaver. Card of Thanks: We deeply appreciate the many acts of kindness shown by our many friends and neighbors during the death of our dear sister, Bessie Meng. We especially wish to thank Mr. Brawley for his wonderful message, the ones who sent the lovely flowers, the ones who sent food, the ones who prepared the grave, the singers, the pallbearers, the McSpadden Funeral Home, and all others who helped in so many ways. May God bless each of you. --Rosa Nichols, Willie Cutts, Lucy Youngblood, Lester Cutts
AMANDA EDITH JOHNSON MENGES - Born June 23, 1904 at Winona, Missouri the daughter of David and Roena Bartle Johnson and passed away Sunday, March 5, 1989 at the age of 84. She was united in marriage to Raymond G. Menges in Kansas City MO. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, four brothers, and three sisters. She is survived by two sisters, Mabel Kitchell of West Plains, MO; Anna Willett of Adrian, MO; a niece, Mary Lou Nash of Eminence, MO, and several other nieces and nephews. Grave side services were held Wednesday, March 8, 1989 at the Bethany Cemetery at Eminence with Rev. Lloyd Welch officiating. Burial was under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.
MARVIN A. MEYER - Born September 18, 1932 to August and Mary HODECKER MEYER, in St Louis MO. He departed this life on June 3, 1997 at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, MO after a short illness, at the age of 64. He is survived by his wife, Wanda of the home in Winona, MO; a daughter, Roxeen MEYER of Santa Fe, NM; a daughter, Rosalind and husband Les KASEN of Anaheim. CA; a daughter, Avon and husband Tom SULLIVAN of Winona, MO; a son, Victor and wife Tina MEYER of St. Louis, MO; two sisters, Irma DEAN of Hollister, MO and Mavis GREEN of Rocky Mount, MO; one brother, John KUESSNER of Winona, MO; nine grandchildren, one great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding Marvin in death were his mother and father, one daughter and two brothers. Marvin accepted Jesus as his personal Savior, and was baptized in 1973. He lived by the Golden Rule, helping others whenever he could. He was united in marriage to Wanda HALEY on February 2, 1957 in St. Louis MO. Marvin and Wanda made their home in St. Louis where he worked as a painter for 46 years until September 16, 1994 when he retired and moved to Winona. Marvin was so happy to live in the Ozarks because he loved to fish and to be outdoors. He enjoyed bowling and excelled in everything hr did. He made many friends in the area, and will be missed by family and friends. Funeral services for Marvin A. MEYER were held at 10:00 am Friday, June 6, 1997 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona with Pastor Doug JANTZ officiating. Interment took place at the Pine Lawn Cemetery in Winona under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona. Sources for this information: The Current Wave.
CLINTON L. MICHEL - Memorial services held Friday June 11th. 1950 for Sergeant Clinton L. Michel, son of Mr. & Mrs. Chas. H. Michel of Hartshorn MO. He was born October 8, 1921 & in the spring of 1941 he entered into the armed service & served until he met his death in North Africa in March 1943. He leaves to mourn his loss, besides father & mother, four brothers, Vernie, Harold & Norman of Kansas City, and one sister, Elsie Green of Hartshorn. Services were held at the Summersville Cemetery Friday 4:30 pm. Leland I. Heriford minister & a choir from the Summersville Baptist Church. The pall bearers were Dock Perkins, Homer Fleming, Wayne Crawford, Truman McConnell, Denver Kirkman & John Austin. Sergeant Hunter from the U.S. Army accompanied the body to Summersville & presented the family the American Flag at the close of the service.
MALVA ELIZABETH EDGMOND MICHEL - Daughter of Sterling & Matilda(Fulkerson) Edgmond, was born July 12, 1886 & passed from this life on Jan. 18, 1966, making her age 79 years, 6 months & 6 days. She was united in marriage to Charles Henry Michel on July 4, 1910 at Marionville MO. To this union 6 children were born. Her husband & one son preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her passing her children, Vernie & family of St. John, Harold & family of Hartshorn, Elsie Green & family of Hartshorn, Clarence Michel family of St. Louis & Norman & family of St. Ann MO. One sister, Mrs. Laura McBride of Fairview MO. 18 grand-children, 18 great-grandchildren & a host of nephews, nieces & other relatives & friends. She accepted Christ as her Saviour late in life & was ready to go to her heavenly home. Funeral services were conducted at Valley Center Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. Thursday Jan. 20, 1966, with the Rev. George Greeney and Bro. Emmett Bradford officiating with burial in Summersville Cemetery under the direction of Summersville Funeral Home.
NORMAN HENRY MICHEL - Son of the late Charley Michel and Melva Edgmond Michel and was born at Hartshorn, Missouri on March 24, 1925 and passed away at the Lincoln County Nursing Center and Rehabilitation in Troy, MO on Wednesday evening, November 28, 2007 making his age 82 years and 8 months 4 days He was united in marriage to Elene Beavers, February 25, 1949 at Salem, Arkansas making their union together 58 years and 9 months. To their union one son Gary Dwayne was born. Norman served in the United States Army, serving from September 22, 1943 to December 4, 1945 and from June 13, 1946 to May 6, 1947. He worked for General Motors for 30 years retiring January 1, 1983. Norman then went to work at Central Hardware, October of 1983 and retiring in January 1, 1993. Norman accepted Christ and was a member of Valley Center Baptist Church. Preceding Norman in death are his parents, Charles and Melva, one sister Elsie Green, and three brothers, Vernie Michel, Clarence Michel and Clinton Michel. He is survived by his wife Elene Michel of the home in Troy, MO; his son Gary Michel of Troy, MO; his grandson, Jason Michel and wife Brandi of Holly Springs, Mississippi, two great grandchildren, Jakob and Emma Michel of Holly Springs, Mississippi; and one brother Harold Michel of Hartshorn, and many nieces, nephews and a host of other family members. Services were held at Valley Center Baptist Church at 11:00 AM on Saturday December 1st, 2007 at Bradford Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Heiney officiating. Interment and Military Honors were at Valley Center Cemetery near Hartshorn, MO under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
JACQUELYN SCONCE MICKEY - Age 62, of Marion, S.C., died Saturday, September 24, 2005 at her residence. Mrs. Mickey was born May 20, 1943, in Granite City, Illinois, a daughter or Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Walter Sconce of Poplar Bluff. She moved to Marion, S.C. in 1992, where she became an active member of her community including the Marion Baptist Church and other various organizations. In 1963, she married Dennis Eugene Mickey. He survives. Other survivors include: one daughter, Jennifer Higgins and husband, David, of Atlanta; her parents; her sister, Jane Worley of Poplar Bluff, and three grand children, Charlie, Cooper and Jack Higgins, all of Atlanta. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today at Richardson Funeral Home in Marion, S.C. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Marion Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Palmetto Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Palmetto Chapter, P.O. Box 12113, Florence, SC 29504 or the charity of one's choice.
ROBERT L. 'BOB' MEDLEY - Age 75, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Nixa MO., on March 31, 2004. He was born in Kansas City MO., on June 10, 1928 to Robert W. and Lola B. Cage Miley who preceded him in death. He married Vanell B. Weaver on September 19, 1945 in Winona. He was a 1984 retiree from the U.S. Forest Service and was an active NARFE member. He spent much of his retirement researching family history and cemetery hunting. He had also volunteered at the Forsyth Library and was an active member of the White River Genealogical Society. Survivors include his wife, Vanell, of Nixa MO.; two sons, Michael A. Miley and wife Madeline, of St. Louis, and Lawrence D. Miley and wife Hilary, of Ozark MO.; two daughters, Kathryn Louise Jacob and husband Stephen, of St. Charles MO., and Mary Ellen Cromwell and husband Evan, of Redwood City, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Joseph and Erin Miley, Taylor, Gillian and Paige Miley, and Sean and Emma Cromwell; two great-grandchildren, Ian and Devin Miley; and a brother, Patrick Miley, of Winona. Visitation was at Adams Funeral Home in Ozark MO., Saturday, April 3. Memorial donation in lieu of flowers may be made to The Friends of the Forsyth Library or The White River Genealogical Society in care of Adams Funeral Home, 504 W. Walnut, Ozark MO. 65721. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
In Memory of EPHRAIM M. ‘JACK' MILLER
You are no longer here beside me
To guide me through this life
All of the things you taught me
Help guide me through the strife
It seems like yesterday
But so very long agoThis time of year was special
If they knew you they would know
Costumes, masks and makeup
Your humor came shining through
Who would have known
That dressed up man was you?
Then after that came deer season
That sacred special event
You loved to spend that time
With your family and your friends
On the first day of that month
How ironic God took you
And it makes for a gloomy Holidays
No matter what I do
Now you’re gone from this life
And on to the other
In that happy hunting ground
With my children and my mother
I miss you and love you Dad
Barb (Nov. 3, 2009)
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Thomas Patrick ‘Pat’ Miley - Born November 16, 1936 at Kansas City, MO the son of Robert W. Miley and Lola B. Cage Miley. He passed away December 22, 2010, in Winona, MO at the age of 74 years. Pat was united in marriage to Reva Grandstaff Miley on November 27, 1966 at Winona, MO. Pat and Reva spent an adventurous 44 years together. To this union, they proudly welcomed one son, Gilbert. He was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law Merle Grandstaff and mother-in-law Frances Johnson Grandstaff, and brother Robert Lawrence Miley. Pat is survived by his wife Reva Miley of the home, one son Gilbert O. Miley and his wife Michelle, three grandchildren Zack, Abby and Drew Thomas all of Winona, MO; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends. Pat graduated from Winona High School in 1954. He joined the Navy that same year during the Korean War. After his military service from 1954-1958, Pat attended San Francisco State. Then, Pat moved to Alaska and kept various jobs. He returned to Kansas City and worked at a hardware store before going back to Alaska and working on an oil rig. Following that, Pat returned to Shannon County where he became part owner/operator of Miley's Hardware. Following the death of his parents, Pat devoted himself to successfully running the hardware, on the square, until retiring in 1999. Pat enjoyed a cup of coffee and conversation at the local restaurant, reading, gardening, yard work, discussing politics and local history, and supporting the Winona Wildcats. He mostly loved being Grandpa. He was extremely proud of his grandkids. Pat was a very kind and considerate man. He did not know a stranger. He, being bigger than life, will be sadly missed by all. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Michael Miley speaking. Interment was in Oak Forest Cemetery in Birch Tree, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes of Winona, MO.
HELEN LADUKE MILLER - Born March 4, 1924 at Van Buren MO., the daughter of Louis B. and Lula Lea Hall LaDuke. She passed away July 28, 2008 at her home in Winona MO., at the age of 84 years, 4 months and 24 days. She was preceded in death by her parents Lois and Lula LaDuke; one son Johnny Schoonover; six sisters Ada Heller, Beatrice Kilpatrick, Dolly Stanley, Edna Taylor, Frances Hatton, and Isabell Easly; six brothers Carl LaDuke, Gordon LaDuke, Kristopher LaDuke, Lawrence LaDuke, Melvin LaDuke, and Quinton LaDuke; and one grandson. She is survived by her two daughters Jo Hernandez and husband Jack of Kansas City MO., and Judy Wall and husband Buck of Rodessa, La.; three sisters Nora Elliott of Clinton MO., Opal Holman of Canyon City, Colo., and Sylvia Camp of Winona MO.; three brothers Jesse LaDuke of Overland Park, Kan., Paul LaDuke and wife Darlene of Macomb MO., and Ray LaDuke and wife Charlotte of Douglasville, Texas, 9 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Helen loved gardening, sewing, quilting and reading. She was very active in the congregation of Jehovah’s Witness until a prolonged illness slowed her down in March of this year. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at 2PM at the Kingdom Hall in Winona MO., with Brother Kevin Atkins officiating. Interment will be in Payne Cemetery in Concordia MO., under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.
JERRY LYNN MILLER - Son of the late Martin H. Miller and Audrey M.. Robinson Miller was born January 23, 1952 in Ottawa, Illinois. Jerry passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, Wednesday, May 30, 2007, making his age 55 years, 4 months, and 7 days. Jerry was united in marriage to Laurel Ann Bayuk, December 29, 1972. To their union, three children were born, Jeffrey, Anthony, and Shanon. He was a active lifetime member of the Local VFW 2409 in Ottawa, Illinois. He was a retired member of the Labor Local 911, where he worked in construction for over thirty years. He served in the United States Navy for two terms during the Vietnam War, serving from October 29, 1969 to March 8, 1971. Jerry enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing with his dog Keiser. He loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time on his property in Missouri. He is preceded in death by his father, Martin Miller, his mother, Audrey Miller, and a sister, Sandra Halterman. Jerry leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Laurel, of Ottawa, Illinois; his two sons, Jeffrey Miller and wife, Jodi, of Joliet, Illinois; Anthony Miller and wife, Eileen, of Ottawa, Illinois; his daughter, Shanon Highland and husband, Brent, of Ottawa, Illinois; his four grandchildren, Anthony Michael Mikey Miller, Christine Miller, Elizabeth Miller, Jayme Miller and Jessica Miller; his brothers, Gary Miller; Donald Miller and wife, Sue; James Miller and wife, Patty, all of the Summersville area; Michael Miller and wife, Rita, of Raymondville; his sisters, Carol Lewis and husband, Jerry, of Ottawa, Illinois; LaVonne Sarver and husband, Danny, of Ottawa, Illinois. Jerry is also survived by a host of other family members and friends. Graveside Services were held June 2, 2007 at 3:00 PM at Bell Cemetery near Summersville with Elder Donald Miller officiating. Interment was in Bell Cemetery with Military Honor Rites. Services were under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home Memorial Services will be held Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the Ottawa VFW Post 2409 in Ottawa, Illinois.
RICHARD J. MILLER - Age 63 - Cabool Texas Co MO - Born December 3, 1946 at Pewamo, Michigan to Alec Miller and Lila Wilson Miller, and passed away Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Springfield, Mo. He was married to Patsy R. Rigdon on May 16, 1967, and was blessed with two children, Ricky and Eric. Richard loved to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. Prior to the death of his wife, they enjoyed traveling together. One of their favorite places to visit was Galveston, Texas, also known as “the most peaceful place on earth.” He will be greatly missed by all. Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy; his parents; one brother; and five sisters. He is survived by daughter, Ricky Johnston and husband, Larry, and granddaughter, Bailee, of Bakersfield, Mo.; son, Eric Miller and wife, Amy and grandchildren, Kyle, Alex, Brady and Lexianna, Cabool, Mo.; grandson, Jeremie Johnston and wife, Stephanie and great-granddaughter, Aubrey, of Bakersfield, Mo.; granddaughter, Mandi Neldon and husband, Travis, of Killen, Texas; one sister, Peggy Shuster of Portland, Mich.; and one sister-in-law, Penny Jenkins, Doniphan, Mo. A private memorial service will be held later. Richard and Patsy will be taken to “the most peaceful place on earth.” In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the United Cancer Assistance Network or St. Judes Children’s Hospital and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Arrangements were under direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
ROLAND L. MILLER - Son of Floyd J. Miller and Grace Dooley Miller, was born May 11, 1923 and passed away at his home in Summersville, MO making his age 83 years, 3 months and 9 days. He was united in marriage to Inez L. Hurt February 26, 1946. He was a faithful member of the First Christian Church in Summersville MO. He spent most of his life in the Summersville area as a farmer, except for two years in the U.S. Navy. He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Grace; one brother, Harold Miller and wife, Chloe; four brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law, two nephews and one niece. He is survived by his wife, Inez, of Summersville; a sister, Jean Fleming, of Springfield, MO; one brother-in-law and wife, Roy and Chris Hurt, of Granite City, IL; one sister-in-law, Sue Hurt, of Edwardsville, IL; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members, and many friends. Services will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 10:00 AM, at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Keith Seigler and Rev. Paul Hamm officiating. Internment will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
ROLAND LEON MILLER - Age 85, of Mountain View, Missouri departed this life on June 30, 2010 at Mountain View Healthcare, Mountain View, Missouri. He was born on September 1, 1924 in Pomona, Missouri, the son of Roy E. and Lillian G. (Grant) Miller. Roland was united in marriage to Eva Marie Davis on September 16, 1944. To this union was born five children: Sharon Kay, Sharroll Faye, Robert Leon, Leeila Jo, and Eva Mae. After growing up in the Hutton Valley area, Roland moved to Iowa in 1948, working different jobs. He returned to Mountain View in 1956, where he spent most of the rest of his life living and working for companies such as Smith Flooring and MoDot. In between, he moved to West Plains and worked there for a short time, before retiring in Mountain View. Roland enjoyed hunting quail and fishing. He was a talented handyman and gardener, both vegetables and flowers. He loved going for a drive. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one granddaughter, one grandson, two sisters, and one son-in-law, Roger. Survivors include one son, Robert Miller of Cabot, AR; four daughters, Sharon Helphinstein of Carlyle, KY, Sharroll Delp of Mountain View, Leeila Belew of Hartshorn, MO, and Eva Chaney of Springfield, MO; two brothers, Roy Miller of Jerome, ID and Billy Miller of Twin Falls, ID; two sisters, Betty Chapman of Filer, ID and Velma Simpson of Reno, NV; one brother-in-law, Buster Davis of Mountain View; thirteen grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.
WILMA JEWEL SMOTHERMAN MILLER - Born September 13, 1924 in Birch Tree MO the daughter of Amos Richard and Jessie Lavada Brake SMOTHERMAN. She departed this life on November 26, 2006 at Mountain View Healthcare at Mountain View MO at the age of 82 years. She completed the 8th grade and years later married Ashley MILLER in Ironton MO and to this union one son was born, Denny Ray. Wilma was a member of Chapel Hill Church. She was a very friendly person who loved to sew and loved the outdoors. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ashley MILLER; one brother, Dwain SMOTHERMAN; four sisters, Opal THURMAN, Beulah JONES, Dessie ALLEN and Virginia MILLER. Wilma is survived by her son, Denny Ray MILLER of Mountain Grove MO; one brother, Herschel SMOTHERMAN of Birch Tree MO; two sisters, Lola ROSENBUM of West Plains MO and Edith ASPLIN of Mountain View MO. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 11 am at Yarber Chapel in Mountain View MO with Rev. Paul ORDWAY officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Mountain View MO with arrangements under the direction of Yarber Mortuary.
BETTY BRAWLEY MILLS - Born on July 3, 1942, at Winona, Missouri, to parents Lee L. Brawley and Iva Brawley of Winona, Missouri. Betty was a patient at Memorial Hospital in Hollywood, Florida for a brief stay and departed this life to her home in glory on March 12, 1985. Betty was married in Houston, Texas to Andy Frank Mills, formerly of Tupelo, Mississippi. Betty is survived by her spouse, Andy Mills of Dania, Florida; two sons, Daniel Larry Voyles of Dania, Florida, and David Wayne Voyles of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Rhonda Ann Voyles and Melinda Dawn Voyles, both of Winona, Missouri; parents, Lee L. and Iva Brawley of Winona, Missouri; two brothers, Lee Brawley of Springfield, Missouri, and Lyle Brawley of Dania, Florida; two sisters, Ellen Brooks of Lake Villa, Illinois, and Letty Rodriquez of Augusta, Georgia; and three grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Dwyane Voyles; her daughter, Sheila Kay Voyles; one grandson, and her grandparents. Betty was a member of the Free Will Pentecostal Church in Hollywood, Florida. Betty leaves behind a host of grieving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 16, 1985 at the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona with Rev. Jim Eskew officiating. Burial was in the Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.
RAYMOND F. MINNICH - Born July 15, 1950 in Mountain View, Missouri to Herman Minnich and Dorothy Arnold. Raymond passed away January 25, 2006 in Winona, Missouri. Raymond is preceded in death by his parents Herman and Dorothy Minnich and four brothers, Felix, Johnny, Jimmy and Dale. Raymond is survived by his wife Wanda Minnich of Winona, Missouri; his two daughters Rachel Joyce and husband Donald of Mountain View, Missouri; Rebecca Brewer and husband Willie of Winona ,Missouri; three brothers Henry Minnich and wife Virginia of Lima, Ohio; Kenneth Minnich and wife JoAnn of Winona, Missouri; Richard Minnich of Birch Tree, Missouri; one sister-in-law Louise Minnich of Winona, Missouri, and six grandchildren, Donny Joyce, Daniel Joyce, Dylan Joyce, Shyanne Brewer, Will Brewer and Cole Brewer. He was a dedicated Christian. A wonderful father and loving husband who had a large family and a life full of love. Raymond will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Monday, January 30, 2006 at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, Missouri with Rev. Doc Barton officiating. Interment was held at the Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, Missouri under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
DEWEY V. MITCHELL - Age 78 - Paris TX - Born March 10, 1931, in Corinth MS, a son of Sylvester and Myrtle Ayres Mitchell. He passed from this life on Thursday, April 30, 2009, at his residence. Known as 'Lightning' as a child and 'grandpa' as an adult, he attended Mississippi schools, then entered the U.S. Air Force, where he proudly served for 22 years. His military career took him to many places, including Cheyenne WY; Nome AK; Pease NH.; Blytheville AR; Scott AFB IL; and such distant locations as Bentwaters, England, and Goose Bay, Labrador. He had a great love of country and love for the Air Force. Upon his retirement, having reached the rank of tech sergeant, he was a well-known salesman of Electrolux vacuum cleaners. He enjoyed senior citizen dances on Saturday night, sometimes driving hundreds of miles for the event, and attending church on Sunday morning at First Baptist Church, Blytheville AR, or the Powderly Church of God. He married Melva Martin on April 8, 1950. She preceded him in death on Aug. 8, 1990. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; his adoptive parents, Edward and Edna Kemp; and several step-brothers and step-sisters. Surviving are a son, Douglas Mitchell and wife Sheila, of Copperas Cove; two daughters, Beverly Harkey and husband Michael, of Kendallville IN, and Sandra Harcrow and husband Carl, of Paris TX; eight grandchildren, Gregory Harkey, Christopher Harkey, Timothy Moore, Jeremy Mitchell, Misty Moore, Jessica Moore, Sonya Mokry, and Lauren Kane; a stepsister, Louise Whitaker of Mississippi; and a host of 'Martins' and other relatives living in Missouri. He took the role of grandpa with virtually every child he ever met. His personal nurse and caregiver was Jana Moore, the wife of his grandson. Funeral services were held Saturday May 2, 2009, in the chapel of Starrett Funeral Home in Paris TX, with Rev. Mark Sanders officiating. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 3, 2009, in the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona MO. Interment with military honors was in the Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.
GUY MITCHELL - Age 73, son of Guy and Jeannette SHATZER MITCHELL, was born May 6, 1930, at Trenton. He died Oct. 1, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center at Mountain Home, Ark. He married Glenna M. RICHARDS June 12, 1993. Mr. MITCHELL was a member of the Center Grove Baptist Church at Moody. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a flight engineer and instructor from 1952-'73, achieving the rank of master sergeant. After his retirement from the Air Force, he also retired from Tacoma Light and Power. He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his wife of 10 years of West Plains; three children, Cathy REYNOLDS, Robert MITCHELL and Carol FREDRICKSON of Tacoma, Wash.; one sister, Mary Helen WOLDRIDGE of Trenton; three stepchildren, James GALE of Belton, Greg GALE of Ironton and Teresa BEEZLEY of Eunice; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were Oct. 7 at the Cedar Grove Baptist Church at Moody with the Rev. Larry HOPKINS officiating. Burial was in the Antioch Cemetery at Hartshorn under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Sources for this information: The Current Wave.
MALISSIE LOU WADE ARVIN MITCHELL - Born February 16, 1934 in Montier, MO to Charles Henry Wade and Pearl Arlene (McLaughlin) Wade. She passed away September 29, 2001 at her home in Mountain View, MO at the age of 67 years. She was united in marriage to Joe Arvin on May 16, 1952 in Hardy, AR. To this union ten children were born. She is survived by four sons, Joe Arvin of Mountain View MO. John Arvin of Mountain View, AR. Terry Arvin of Mountain View, MO and Rodger Arvin of Summit, AR; five daughters, Betty Hodgens of Shreveport, LA, Peggy Tency of Salem MO. Rhonda Fawdrey of Doniphan MO. Darlene Wallace of Mountain View, MO and Gloria Wallace also of Mountain View, MO; her husband, James Mitchell of Mountain View, MO; 19 grandchildren, four great grandchildren; one brother Oscar Wade of Golden, MO; and three sisters, Olive Faulkner, Gert Hopkins and Mary Etta Martin all of Birch Tree MO. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, her husband, Joe Arvin, four brothers, two sisters, one son and grandson. She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday October 3, 2001 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View with Myrtle Martin officiating. Interment was in the Montier Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Mountain View.
Velma Lorene Ledgerwood Mitchell, 100, Birch Tree, Missouri, went to reside in Heaven on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. She was born December 16, 1912 to Leonard and Maude (Holden) Ledgerwood. She married Marion Thomas (Tom) Mitchell on November 23, 1933. Four children were born to that union. She is survived by three of those children. Wanda Reeves, husband, Lester, Mapleton, Oregon, Donald Mitchell, Gravois Mills, Missouri, Kenneth Mitchell, wife, Wanda, Richardson Texas, 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 27 great-great-grandchildren. Velma was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Wilda Woolsey; daughter-in-law, Linda Mitchell; grandsons, Ronnie and Lonnie Woolsey; granddaughter, Connie Woolsey; great-granddaughter, Auburn Robinson; great-grandson Lester Statler; brothers Ray and Duane Ledgerwood; and sister, Bessie Mae Garrison. The family wishes to thank Birch Tree Place Nursing Home and its employees for the kind and compassionate care she received while a resident there. Visitation will be Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 1pm Ð 2pm at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, MO. Funeral Services will be Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 2pm at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, MO. Interment will be in Corinth Cemetery in Birch Tree, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.
CHARLES EMORY 'JOE' MITCHEM - Born December 8, 1939 in Rocky Creek, MO to Edgar and Gatie A. NORRIS MITCHEM. He passed away October 10, 1998 in Norwood CO, at the age of 58 years. He was united in marriage to Judy TREESE on February 12, 1962 in Kissee Mills MO. Three children were born to this union. Joe is survived by his wife Judy MITCHEM of Winona, MO; one son, Brad MITCHEM of Winona, MO; two daughters, Beverly SANDERS also of Winona, MO and Bridget KALMAN of Pleasant Hope, MO; three grandchildren, Crystal and Casen SANDERS and Chris COX; his father, Eddie “Babe” MITCHEM and his wife Fran of Huntsville, AL; and his mother, Gatie MITCHEM of Winona, MO; one sister, Colleen KING of Winona, MO; and two half brothers, Butch MITCHEM of Hawaii, and Jon MITCHEM of Alabama. Joe was saved and baptized at the age of 12. He was a member of the Winona Lion’s Club, Order of Odd Fellows, and the Winona Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed being active in the community and has played practical jokes on many. He loved hunting and fishing. It was evident that God had given him an appreciation of nature. Joe had an impact on everyone who knew him, from the very young to the elderly. He will be sadly missed by all his family and a host of friends. Joe operated the barber shop in Winona for many years.
GATIE AGNES NORRIS MITCHEM - Born on February 19, 1916, at Shawnee, Missouri, to Charles Elvie and Ollie Mae WEAVER NORRIS. She left this earth from Birch Tree Place in Birch Tree, Missouri, on February 17, 2005, just 2 days before her 89th birthday. She married Edgar “Babe” MITCHEM on March 9, 1935, and to this union two children were born, Colleen Janice and Charles Emory “Joe”. This marriage only lasted six years. She never remarried. As a result, she became a very independent little lady. She then went to work at Emerson Electric in St. Louis for a few years before starting to college. She began her teaching career in one room school houses, the first one being Poplar. Along with her teaching, while she was at Lower Rocky, she prepared a pot of something, such as soup, beans and cornbread, or macaroni, on top of the old wood stove, so her students would have a hot lunch. This was the beginning of the dream for a hot lunch program that she initiated while teaching at Horner. She also taught at Reed before coming into town to teach at the Winona Elementary School. During this time she went on to continue her education earning a degree in Elementary Education from SMS in Springfield in 1958. She taught school for 30 years with the last 19 being in the Winona School System. She retired from teaching in 1976. She was a truly dedicated teacher and loved by all her “kids” until the day she died. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Elvie and Ollie Mae NORRIS, two brothers, Irby and Ernest NORRIS, son, Charles Emory “Joe” MITCHEM, and one great-great granddaughter, Harlie Jo Colleen PHILLIPS. Those left to mourn her passing include daughter Colleen HOAGLAND and husband Jerry; daughter-in-law Judith MITCHEM; brother Laddie NORRIS and his wife Helen, all of Winona. Also, eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and twenty great-great grandchildren, three nieces, one nephew, and a host of cousins and other kinfolks and friends. She will also be missed by her neighbors and lots of children who always knew she had bubble gum. Gatie was a very generous and giving person and always raised a garden and had produce to give to anyone who came along. She always kept her eye out for a bargain on anything she thought her family might need. She took great pleasure in doing for others. She had attended the Winona Assembly of God Church since 1958 but she attended church all of her life wherever she was located. Though she had seen many accomplishments in her lifetime, and though she had touched the lives of many, both children and adults, the greatest thing she ever did was to give her heart to Jesus. She had done this at a young age and lived for Him bolding from that time forward. She invited nearly everyone she met to attend church with her and often would pick them up to go to services, many times hauling more than her vehicle could comfortably hold. She always prayed for her students and their families, as well as calling out the names of her own family to God each night. She left on one wondering about her faith. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31:29-31. Funeral services were held on Monday, February 21, 2005, at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, Missouri, with Darrell JONES officiating. Interment followed at Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, Missouri under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home.
James Charles Moloney - Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church - Entered into Eternal Life, Friday, June 20, 2008. Beloved husband of Elise Sears Moloney; dearest father of Elise, Jim (Jean), Bob (Sally & Leland) former Mayor of Hannibal, Kevin (Julie), Dan, Mike (Ann) and Chris; loving grandfather of fifteen. Services: Visitation was held Tuesday, June 24, 2008, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Great Hall of AMBRUSTER-DONNELLY Mortuary, 6633 Clayton Rd. (Clayton). Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 10 a.m., Our Lady of Lourdes, 7148 Forsyth (University City), 63105. Burial private. Masses preferred.
AMY JANE MONTAGUE - Daughter of Marry and Jody MONTAGUE, was born Saturday, February 3, 2007 and passed away Sunday, February 4, 2007 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains MO. She was preceded in death by her twin brothers Ray and Lee MONTAGUE on April 17, 1998. Amy is survived by her parents, Jody and Marry MONTAGUE, one brother Alan Russell MONTAGUE; two sisters Alisa Rose and Jodi Shyann MONTAGUE, all of Mountain View, MO; her grandparents Retha and Harrison MCBRIDE and Dorothy Jean SICKMILLER all of Mountain View, MO; and a host of other relatives. Sources for this information: The Current Wave.
Shirley Jean Herron Montgomery - Born November 1, 1932 at Rat, MO the daughter of Sylvester Herron and Lydia (Conway) Herron and passed away November 25, 2009 at her home in Farmington, MO at the age of 77 years. She was united in marriage to Ira Thomas Montgomery on April 8, 1950 in Clay County, AR and to this union three children were born Dennis, Jeff and Debbie. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Sylvester and Lydia Herron; husband Tom Montgomery; one brother Guy Herron and one son Jeff Montgomery. She is survived by one daughter Debbie Lawson and husband Paul of Barnhart, MO; one son Dennis Montgomery and wife Marcia of Eminence, MO; one brother Alvie Herron and wife Ivey of Bunker, MO; four grandchildren Stephanie Ellis and husband Kurt of Crystal City, MO, Kristin Griffaw of Festus, MO, Chad Montgomery of Eminence, MO and Todd Montgomery and wife Sondra of Eminence, MO; five great grandchildren Bret Love, Mallory Ellis, Cannon Griffaw, Adam Montgomery and Lindsey Montgomery; and numerous other family and friends. Shirley loved to cook, can vegetables and bake wedding cakes. She was a wonderful caregiver for other people. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 28, 2009 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO with Rev. Sam Upton officating. Interment was in New Eminence Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes, LLC of Eminence, MO.
OLLIE ANN CLARK MONTEE - Born April 14, 1916, the daughter of Charles H. and Lilly Ann HESLEY CLARK in Greenville MO. She passed away on September 25, 2005 in Ash Grove MO at the age of 89. She helped anyone who needed it, even when meant going without something for herself. Ollie is preceded in death by her parents and two daughters, Taundelaya MONTEE and Ruby Jean MUNKERS. She is survived by one son, Clarence MONTEE, Bois D’Arc MO; one daughter, Arlette K. MIELKE, Springfield MO; nine grandchildren, Letha, Paula, Shannon, Cheryl and Kevin, all of Missouri, and Steve, Kay, Dale and Donn, all of the state of Oregon; eighteen great-grandchildren, James Zachary and Leigha, of Missouri; and Josie, Josh, Jessie, Jon, Jennifer, James, Michelle, Michael, Leroy, Gordon, Mariah, Katie, Zac, Amanda and James, all of the state of Oregon; and twelve great-great grandchildren, Joey, Beau, Ryan, Janice, Katie, Robert, Darby, Kami, Sullivan, Madison, Morgan and Destiny, all of the state of Oregon. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 26, 2005, at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of God of Prophecy in Birch Tree MO. Interment was in Oak Forest Cemetery in Birch Tree MO, with arrangements under the direction the Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View MO. Sources for this information: The Current Wave, October 25, 2005.
AUDREY MOONEY - IN MEMORY – Our Mother - “Those we love remain with us, For love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade, because a loved one’s gone. Those we love can never be, more than thoughts apart, for as long as there is memory, They’ll live on in the heart.” Audrey was born Nov. 22, 1914 and died May 1, 1987. She was married to Marvin T. MOONEY of Eminence MO. Sources for this information: The Current Wave, May 11, 1988.
Bernadean M. Boyher Mooney - Daughter of the late Lewis Sterling Boyher and Sallie (Howell) Boyher, was born August 23, 1917 in Shannon County, Missouri and she entered into rest in Salem, Missouri on October 8, 2010 at the age of 93 years, one month and 16 days. On December 14, `1936 Bernadean was united in marriage to Clyde Mooney. Clyde preceded her in death on January 11, 1994. They were the parents on one daughter, Cleva Ann. Preceding her in death were her parents, Lewis and Sallie Boyher; husband, Clyde Mooney; daughter, Cleva Ann Hill on May 16, 1993; son-in-law, Herb Hill on July 9, 1993; two brothers, Delbert Boyher and Eldo Boyher. Survivors include her grandchildren; Steve Hill, Salem, Missouri; Ronda McCarter and husband, Delbert, Ochelata, Oklahoma; great-grandchildren; Lance Barred and wife, Cara, Salem, Missouri; Scott Barred, Salem, Missouri; Matt McCarter and wife, Ashley, Rolla, Missouri; Amanda McCarter, Bowling Green, Missouri; eight great-great-grandchildren; sister, Leona Schafer, Salem, Missouri; brothers, Don Boyher and wife, Velma, Fenton, Missouri; Sherman Boyher and wife, Betty, Ballwin, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Delphia Schafer, Bernice Boyher, Anita Boyher and Bernice Johnson, a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Bernadean enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping and she was also known for the big meals that she loved to prepare for her family. The most important time for her was when she could spend it with her family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral service for Bernadean M. Mooney will be 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at the Salem Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary, with Brother Billy Miller officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5 to 7 P.M., Monday, October 11, 2010 at the Chapel. Interment will be in the Green Forest Cemetery, Salem, Missouri.
DAISY PEARL FERGUSON MOONEY - Born August 10, 1907 at Blair’s Creek, Missouri, daughter of the late Robert and Betty HART FERGUSON. Daisy departed this life on March 11, 1989 at the Reynolds County Hospital at Ellington at the age of 81 years, 8 months. Daisy attended school at the SIMPSON School on Blair’s Creek and was united in marriage to Walter William MOONEY on December 26, 1921, also of Blair’s Creek. To this union 13 children were born, Harold MOONEY, of Salem, MO; Beulah COWEN of Winona, MO; Doyle MOONEY of Ellington, MO; Gene MOONEY, who departed this life in 1957; Glendola THOMAS of Steelville, MO; Kenneth MOONEY of Eminence, MO; Ruth SLAYTON, who departed this life Jan. 3, 1986; Jim MOONEY of Ellington, MO: Hazel TURNER, Rose PATTERSON, Tom MOONEY, Betty PITTS and Bob MOONEY all of Eminence MO. Daisy leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Walter, 6 sons, 5 daughters, 47 grandchildren and step-grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, 3 great, great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Daisy was a member of the Light House Temple Church in Ellington. Funeral services were held Monday, March 13th, at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence with Rev. Charles ASBEARY officiating. Burial was in Homes Cemetery, Blair’s Creek, MO, under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence. Sources for this information: The Current Wave.
Winfred Earl 'Jim' Mooney - Born on October 12, 1937 at Blairs Creek, MO to Walter Mooney and Daisy (Ferguson) Mooney. He departed this life on December 7, 2010 at his home north of Eminence, MO at the age of 73 years, 1 month and 25 days. He was married to Mona Lee Carr on December 25, 1972 at Eminence, MO. Jim attended Church at the Lighthouse Temple at Ellington, MO for many years and professed his faith in Christ on April 24, 1985. He is survived by his wife Mona Mooney of the home; four children and step-children Kevin Mooney, Jerri Marlin, Steve Gant and Suzanne Knott; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren; two brothers Leburn Mooney and Bob Mooney of Eminence, MO; four sisters Glendola Thomas, Hazel Turner, Rose Patterson and Betty Pitts of Eminence, MO; two sister-in-laws Valerie Mooney of Salem, MO and Hazel Mooney of Ellington, MO; one brother-in-law Tom Carr and wife Marjorie of West Plains, MO; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends; and a dear friend and hunting buddy Charlie Bay. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Daisy Mooney; four brothers Harold, Doyle, Gene and Kenneth Mooney; and two sisters Beulah Cowen and Ruth Slaton. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jim was an avid baseball fan and never missed a Cardinal baseball game. Jim was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Friday, December 10, 2010 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO with Rev. Charles Asberry officiating. Interment was in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery in Shannondale, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes of Eminence, MO. Current Wave Dec. 14, 2010
JESSIE M. TAYLOR PITTMAN MOORE - Born June 10, 1905 at Summersville MO to Garwood and Belle COURTER TAYLOR. She passed away April 25, 1996 at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston MO at the age of 90 years. She was united in marriage to Ben PITTMAN in 1918, and later married George MOORE in 1965. Jessie is preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; three sons, Glen, Lou Vern and Joe Ralph PITTMAN; one daughter, Martha Alice CONNELL; one granddaughter, Tracey PITTMAN; five brothers, Carol, Dick, Floyd, Bill and Burley TAYLOR, and two sisters, Myrtle SINGLETON and Della MCGOWN. She is survived by two sons, Floyd, Headly TX, and Charles, Summersville MO; two daughters, Jessie Marie WILLADSON, Grand Ledge MI, and Alberta WILLADSON, Osage WY; 27 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and one great-great grandson; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Jessie was a member of the Praise Assembly Church in Summersville MO. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 1996 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Arvel SCHWEIGHAUSER officiating. Interment was in the Bethel Chapel Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Summersville. Sources for this information: The Current Wave, May 8, 1996.
LARRY CLIFTON MOORE - Born Nov. 20, 1946, in Weches, Texas, the son of Clifton Moore and Thelma (Davis) Moore. He passed away Jan. 17, 2010, at St John’s Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 63 years. He was united in marriage to Wanda West on Dec. 22, 1964, in Houston, Texas, and to this union, three children were born. He later married Kathleen Essex on June 12, 2004, at Winona, Mo. Larry was preceded in death by his first wife, Wanda Moore, and one daughter, Rhonda Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Moore of Springfield, Mo.; three sons Christopher Moore and wife Christina of Springfield, Mo., Mark Middleton and wife Ruby of Hurley, Mo., and Wiley Middleton and wife Sandy of Mansfield, Mo.; three daughters, Michelle Tucker and husband Jimmy of Houston, Texas, Verleena Wilson and husband Willie of Woodstock, Ga., and Rachel Foy and husband Wayne of Heber Springs, Ark.; one grandmother Minni Davis; two sisters Carol Ann Morales and husband Renee of Houston, Texas, and Betty Sue Longo and husband Larry of Houston, Texas; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and other family and friends. Larry was a POW while serving in Vietnam as a Navy Seal. He testified his faith in the Lord while preaching the gospel for more than 40 years and his ministry was the Wings of Faith. He was a great craftsman with leather and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31 Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain View, Mo., with Doc. John Justice officiating. Interment was in Oak Forest Cemetery in Birch Tree, Mo., under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes, LLC.
LORENE BLANKENSHIP MOORE - Age 76, Mountain View, Missouri, passed away on January 12, 2008 at Birch Tree Place, Birch Tree, Missouri. She was born June 15, 1931 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the daughter of Tom and Alta Hinrichs Blankenship. She married Jack Moore on August 25, 1946 in Mountain View, Missouri. To this union, eight children were born. Lorene loved to crochet and spend time with her family. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack Moore; sister, Velma Fowler; son, Marvin Moore; one grandson; and one great-grandson. Survivors include five daughters, Juanita Ellis and husband, Jerry, of Summerville, Missouri; Lorene Weaver and husband, James, of Birch Tree, Missouri; Dorene Adams and husband, James, of Exeter, Missouri; Wilma Stevenson and husband, Punkie, of Mountain View, Missouri; Norma Hope and husband, Donald, of Morton, Washington; two sons, Andy Moore and wife, Peggy, of Birch Tree, Missouri and Claude Ray Moore and wife, Michelle, of Willow Springs, Missouri; one daughter-in-law, Janice Ramsey of Glenoma, Washington; one brother, John Blankenship of the State of Idaho; a very special aunt, Violet Hinrichs, of Mountain View; 25 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their deepest thanks for the loving care given to their Mom by all the workers at Birch Tree Place. Graveside services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at Mount Olive Cemetery, Mountain View under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View.
Ruhl Alexander Moore - Born Sept. 18, 1929, in McClusky, N.D., the son of Clem and Flora (Sherard) Butler. He departed this life on Aug. 25, 2009, in his home in Mountain View, Mo., at the age of 79 years. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Alice; two infant sons; two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Heavin and Mary Heavin; and one brother-in-law, George Heavin. Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Girdley and husband, Bruce, of Birch Tree, Mo.; one brother-in-law, Jerry Heavin of Mountain View; two grandsons, David Lee Boyd and wife, Sheila, and William Boyd; four great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Eryn, Koby and Isaiah; and several nieces and nephews. Al served his country in the United States Army from 1948-1952. He was a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post 3009. He was employed by Sharp Lumber Company for many years, then retired from Smith Flooring after 19 years of service. Al enjoyed fishing, camping, bowling and visiting with friends at the senior center. Al was a member of Pleasant Grove Methodist Church. He will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, in Yarber Mortuary with Pastor David Fowler officiating. Interment, with military honors, was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Teresita, Mo., under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, Mo.
ARDITH MAUDILEE POWELL MORET - Born September 15, 1907, in Eminence MO., to Mark Alonzo Powell and Eva Ann (Hasty) Powell. She died March 17, 2006, in Hillsboro, Oregon at the age of 98. She graduated from Eminence High School in 1926. That same year Ardith met and married the love of her life, Marcel Julian Moret. They married in West Eminence on April 18, 1926, and enjoyed over 76 years of marriage. Marcel passed away on December 25, 2003. Her brothers were James Freeman, Willis Kenneth, Lawrence Alonzo 'Lon' Charles Virgil, William Bumbrey 'Bum' and Ferdinand 'Ferd' Farmer Powell. Her sisters were Amy Sarildah Powell Goforth Ennis, and Minnie Bell Powell Chilton. Ardith and Marcel's children are Katherine Ann 'Kay' Brossart of Hillsboro, OR., Anita Marie Tucker of Santa Rosa, CA., and Frederick Marcel Moret of Kansas City MO. Ardith had seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She also leaves a host of nieces and nephews as well. Ardith was a treasure to all who knew her and she will be greatly missed. Remembrances can be made to the Shannon Co. Museum, to the attention of Hilma Hughes, P. O. Box 786, Eminence, MO 65466. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
Freda Myrle Houston Morgan - Age 80, of Butler, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at her home in Butler. She was born September 25, 1930, to Fred Washington and Zola Lorene Taber Houston in Arroll, Mo. Freda, one of seven children, grew up in Arroll and Mountain View, Mo., where she attended school. She moved to Butler in 1947. On Nov. 18, 1950, she was united in marriage to William Harold Morgan in Highlandville, Mo., and to this union, two children were born. As a homemaker, Freda was dedicated to her family and home. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and was active on the election board. Freda enjoyed listening to bluegrass music, gardening, traveling, playing cards, shopping and cooking. She coached softball, and volunteered her time at the nursing home and senior center. Her other interests included feeding hummingbirds, watching Dr. Phil and Oprah on television and visiting with family and friends. She loved her grandchildren and looked forward to spending time with them. Freda possessed a giving nature and was always willing to help others in need. Freda is survived by her husband, William Harold Morgan of Butler, Mo.; one son, Larry William Morgan and wife Barbara of Butler, Mo.; one daughter, Debra Lorene Fortner and husband Robert of Archie, Mo.; three sistrers, Wanda Taute and husband John of Butler, Mo.; Dora Mae Thompson of Springfield, Mo., and Carol Sue Gore and husband Vernon of Mountain View, Mo.; five grandchildren, Brad Diehl and wife Amy, Kelly Jenkins and husband Dustin, Ashley Keefer and husband Kevin, Kyle Morgan and Nate Morgan; five great-grandchildren, Paige, Jordan, Andrew, Katie and Cameron; and one great-grandson on the way, Cooper. She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Archie Evins; one stillborn brother, Clyde Houston; two sisters, Florence Webb and Anna Mae Houston; and a brother-in-law, Jesse Thompson.
Loyd 'Ray' Morton - Son of Roscoe Henry Morton and Mazie Opal Price Morton, was born February 23, 1927 in Ink, Missouri. He passed away at the age of 82 on April 26, 2009 at his home in Mountain View, Missouri after a brief illness. Ray was united in marriage to Ruby Lorine Hurt on December 2, 1944 at Eminence, Missouri, and to this union 3 children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents Roscoe and Mazie Morton; two sons, Larry Keith Morton and Douglas Scott Morton; three brothers, Merrell Morton, Earl 'Bud' Morton and Eddie Morton; and one sister Doris Hurt. Ray is survived by his devoted daughter Sheila Rae Eaton of Folsom, CA; three loving grandchildren, Eric Eaton and wife Keisha of Sacramento, CA, Heather Shuchter and husband Adam of Denver, CO and Amanda Morton of Sacramento, CA. He leaves four young great grandchildren who knew and loved him mainly through stories and phone calls, Briana Eaton and Karli Eaton of Sacramento, CA and Haley Shuchter and Anikin Shuchter of Denver, CO. Anikin bears the middle name 'Morton' in honor of his great-grandfather, whom he met for the first time this spring, which made Ray very proud. Ray is also survived by five sisters, Betty Williams of Summersville, MO, Mary Hobbs of Houston, MO, Helen Merritt and husband Dean of Summersville, MO, Beverly Hampton of Mountain View, MO and Linda Young and husband Lavern of Summersville MO He also leaves behind a host of other cherished family and friends. Ray graduated from Summersville High School in 1945 and was drafted into the United States Army that same year. He enlisted in the Missouri National Guard in 1948 and continued his military career by enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1950. Ray retired from the Air Force as Senior Master Sergeant in 1971 after serving our country for over 22 years during WWII, Korea and the Vietnam War. He was one of few remaining veterans who served during all three wars, which was a great source of pride to him. He was awarded numerous awards and commendations during his military service, including the Bronze Star. Ray was devoted to his family and to his country. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his pride and joy. His military career was a great source of pride to him and he was very much a military man the rest of his life. Ray loved gardening and always grew a vegetable garden that produced way too much for himself alone so that he could enjoy sharing the fruits of his labor with family and friends. He was awarded the Mountain View 'Yard of the Month' award multiple times, which pleased him. Ray will be sadly missed; he was the last immediate family member to Sheila, the last surviving grandparent to Heather, Eric, and Amanda, and the last surviving brother to his sisters. Ray was unforgettable. Visitation was held Wednesday April 29, 2009 from 6-8 PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Summersville MO Funeral Services were held Wednesday April 30, 2009 at 3 PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Robert Medley officiating. Robert is the husband of Vicky Hurt Medley, one of his nieces. Interment with Military Honors was in Summersville City Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Summersville.
WAYNE MORTON - In Memory Of - If you have tender thoughts of me; Please tell me now. If you wait until I'm sleeping never to awaken; There will be death between us; And I won't hear you then; So if you love me a little bit, let me know; While I am living so I can treasure it. A tribute to Wayne's family and friends. Wayne went to be with the Lord Saturday evening, October 14, 2006 at his home in Hartshorn, surrounded by his loving family, making his age 67 years. Wayne fought a lengthy battle with cancer. Memorials in Wayne's Memory may be made to Community Hospice of America, 1607 Gibson Avenue, West Plains, MO 65775, or Holy Cross Lutheran Church Building Fund, 1419 S. Hwy 63, Houston, MO 65483. Family funeral services were held Monday, October 16, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Bradford Funeral Home with Rev. David Kettner officiating. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
LORENE NELLIE PLOWMAN MOSES - Daughter of Arthur E. Plowman and Delphia Rightnowar Plowman was born January 7, 1923 in Summersville, MO and went to be in the arms of Jesus, Saturday morning, March 11, 2006 at the Houston House Nursing Home in Houston, MO making her age 83 years, 2 months and 4 days. Lorene was united in marriage to Sylvan Moses, May 17, 1951, in Salem, Arkansas They had four children, Sherman Dale, Barbara Jean, Verlin and Sylvia Lorene. Sylvian passed away Dec 25, 1988 making their union together 37 years. While Sylvan and Lorene lived in the Summersville, she worked on the family farm, and kept children, and was a homemaker. In 1978, they moved to Houston, MO to be near their daughter, Sylvia and family. While living in Houston, she was a childcare provider. She attended the Assembly of God Church in Houston as long as she was able. Preceding Lorene in death are her parents, Arthur and Delphia, her husband Sylvan, a infant son Verlin, three brothers, Kenneth, Dexter and Clinton Plowman; four sisters, Pauline Plowman, Maxine Clark, Alta Tuttle and Dorothy Steelman, and three still born sisters, and two step-great grandchildren. Surviving are her children, Sherman Dale Plowman and Vera, Barbara Jean Yago and husband Norm of Greeley, Colorado, Sylvia Snelling and husband Terry of Houston, MO; one step-daughter Marilyn Kay Douglas of Houston, MO; 7 grandchildren, Robert Plowman, Lisha Kerr and husband Dawson; Ashley Yago, Kaylee Yago, Kyle Yago, Terra Noel, Terina Hayes and husband Brian and 7 great grandchildren, Bobby, Jeffrey, Chrystal, Cody, Coleton, Clayton, and Tyler, two step grand children Anthony Turina and Malinda Jacobs, and step great grandsons, Eric and Kyle and a host of nieces and nephews. Grave side services were held Monday, March 13, 2006 at Midvale Cemetery at 11:15 Am with Rev. Terry Snelling officiating. Visitation was held Monday from 9 to 11 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville. Interment was in Midvale Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
VIOLET RUTH SHELTON MOUNCE - Born August 31, 1922 in Shannon County MO. to her parents, Joel Granville Shelton and Mary Wilma Halbrook Shelton. Violet passed away after a lengthy illness at the Cass County Medical Center Harrisonville MO., Tuesday evening, July 24th, making her age 84 years. She was united in marriage to Jim Pyatt and to this union three children were born, Charles Jim, Tom David, and Fern Ellen. She married Lawrence Thomas Mounce, July 31, 1957, making their union together 35 years, before Lawrence's death in 1993. To their union three sons were born, Lawrence Junior, Rick Lynn, and Carl Lee. Violet worked at Summersville Angelica for several years, where she was a sewing machine operator. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, canning. She loved the holidays, where the family gathered together. She was always caring for others. Preceding Violet in death are her parents, Joel Granville and Mary obituary continued... Wilma Shelton, her husband Lawrence, one son Charles Jim Pyatt. Violet is survived by her children, Tom Pyatt of Salem MO.; Fern Bowen and David of St. James MO.; Junior Mounce of Summersville; Rick Mounce of Summersville MO.; Carl Mounce and Darla of Pleasant Hill MO.; one brother, John Shelton of Summersville MO.; one sister Opal Macois of Crestwood MO.; 16 grandchildren, 19 great- grandchildren and three great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews and host of friends. Services were held Saturday July 28th, 2007 at 10 a.m. at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Atchison officiating. Interment was in Cedar Grove Cemetery at Salem MO., under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
Judge Charles Edward Murfin - Widely known resident of Hartshorn, died May 31, 1956 at Burge Hospital in Springfield at the age of 75. As a former justice of the peace & member of the Texas County Court, Mr. Murfin had made hundreds of friends in all sections of the county. The son of George & Esther Murfin, he was born Nov. 29, 1880 at Rarden, Ohio & moved with his parents as a youngster to Texas county. The family first lived on Big Creek, later moving to Hartshorn where he had since resided. On May 24, 1903, he & Margaret Cloninger were united in marriage. Six children were born to them, all of whom survive. He was later married to Estella Murfin who survives. Judge Murfin as he was affectionately known, was an active & influential worker in the Democratic party. He had been a member of the Democratic County committee for more than 30 years as a committee man from Current township. Survivors are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Anna Roberts, & Mrs. Marie Michel of Hartshorn, & Mrs. Ruth Roberts of Houston, three sons, Elmer & Charley of Houston & Clarence of Mill Valley, Calif., three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Sinclair of Yokum Falls, Wash., Mrs. Lola Powell of Webb City MO. & Mrs. Lucy Farrow of San Francisco. 19 grandchildren & three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 3, at the Hartshorn Church with the Rev. Milton Elmore of Lockwood MO. officiating. Burial was at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Elliott's. Music was by a quartet of the Houston Baptist Church composed of George Harmon, Walter J. Beeler, Duard Akins & Ansel Coats, accompanied by Miss Bonnie White. Pallbearers were neighbors---Frank Cloninger, Frank Derryberry, Leslie Clark, Roy Summers, Raymond Stoops & George Crites. The Rev. Elmer G. Walker of Houston assisted in the graveside service.
MICHAEL P. MURPHY - Born July 27, 1947 in Lincoln, Nebraska, to John Russell Murphy and Gloria Mitts. Michael passed away March 18, 2004 in Mountain View MO. at the age of 56 years. Michael was united in marriage to Carla Jean Hosking on July 2, 1970 in Lincoln, Nebraska. To this union two children were born. Michael is preceded in death by his parents. Michael is survived by his spouse Carla Murphy of Birch Tree; one son, Jerry Russell Murphy of Birch Tree; one daughter, Kellee Michaele Letterman of Birch Tree; one brother, Floyd Murphy of Birch Tree; three sisters, Peggy Nelson of South Carolina, Connie Bates of Birch Tree, and Susie Felt of Thayer MO.; one granddaughter, Megan Allia Murphy, and one grandson, Billy Letterman. Michael will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 22 at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Mountain. View, with John Noble officiating. [Courtesy of The Current Wave.]
PAUL LAWRENCE MURPHY - Born June 13, 1944 in Springfield, MO, the son of Burney Philander Murphy and Helen Lacleda (Lee) Murphy. He passed away April 22, 2011 in Birch Tree, MO at the age of 66 years. He was united in marriage to Betty McAfee on July 10, 1965 in Eminence, MO. Paul is preceded in death by his parents Burney and Helen Murphy; one brother Burney Dean Murphy; one grandson Zachary Henry; and two fathers-in-law Kenneth Dale McAfee and Glenn Leo Bradshaw. He is survived by his wife Betty Murphy of Birch Tree, MO; children Paul Lawrence Murphy, Jr and wife Velinda Renea of Birch Tree, MO; Donnie Lynn Murphy and April of Birch Tree, MO and Kevin Lee Murphy and wife Christina Renee of Birch Tree, MO; grandchildren Nick, Alora and Steven Martin all of Winona, MO, Elizabeth ‘Ann’ Turner of Centertown, MO, Colby James, Clayton Dean, and Emaree Rose Murphy all of Birch Tree, MO; two great grandchildren Trenton Kale Martin and Hailey Nichole Martin of Winona, MO; one brother Wayne Murphy and wife Verna of Birch Tree, MO; two sisters Edith Chaffin and husband Ray of Rogersville, MO and Carolynn Thomas and husband Gene of Mountain View, MO; one sister-in-law Margie Murphy of Birch Tree, MO; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Paul was self employed as a logger for many years. He worked for a furniture factory in Kansas City, MO. Paul loved his family, friends and his farm and loved to spend time with his sons in the logging business. He enjoyed every minute with his family and friends. Paul was a loving and faithful husband, father, grandpa, brother and friend. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree, MO with Rev. Ron Richardson officiating under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes of Birch Tree, MO.
BEULAH 'BEA' WEAVER OSBORNE MUSCHA - Age 83, Festus, died September 29, 1999 at St. Mary's Health Center, Richmond Heights, St Louis Co MO. She was born Feb. 10, 1916, in Winona Shannon Co MO, the daughter of Silas WEAVER and Ollie SWAIN . She is survived by her husband, Jacob ‘Jack’ MUSCHA; two daughters, Kay BURNS, Bloomsdale MO, and Jo Anne BILLINGSLY, Greeley, CO; two sons, Ivan OSBORNE, Winona MO, and Jay OSBORNE, Licking, MO; 15 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and six great-great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings, Amon WEAVER, Katherine RANDOLPH and Virgie JOHNSON. She was an accountant with Missouri Credit Union League and was a member of Faith United Methodist, House Springs MO. Interment was at Horner Cemetery Rocky Creek Shannon Co MO. - Published in the Jefferson County Journal, Oct. 6, 1999, Arnold MO. Sources for this information: Michelle Osborne Shedd, granddaughter.
DENNIS WILLIAM 'DEE' MYERS - Born February 13, 1911 to William Jackson and Florence JULIAN MYERS at Winona MO. He was united in marriage to Lorene ATKINS on February 26, 1935 at Eminence MO. They were married 57 years. To this union six children were born. He departed this life May 23, 1992 in the home at the age of 81 years, 3 months, and 10 days. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; Homer MYERS, Jim MYERS, Silas SANDERS, Luther SANDERS and Gene SANDERS; by one infant sister. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Lorene MYERS; five daughters and one son: LaVerne MATTHEWS of Poplar Bluff, Norma STEVENSON of St. Clair, Shannon JONES of Winona, Anita WAKEFIELD of Pacific, Michael 'Mickey' MYERS of Winona, and Sharon WILSON of Winona; five sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law; one brother; Jack MYERS of Winona; three sisters-in-law, seventeen grandchildren, forty-one great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of dear friends. Dennis was a dear husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was loved by everyone who knew him and would do anything he could for anyone. His greatest joy in life was his family. He truly enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren. There will be a huge void in our lives but our loss is Heaven's gain. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 27, 1992 at 10:00 AM at the Winona Assembly of God Church with Rev. Robert Sneed officiating. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery at Winona under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home. Quote from the Currant Wave by Sue Hollis D. MYERS, another old time resident of Winona, a lifetime spent in Shannon Co., passed away Saturday at his home. The MYERS raised a fine large family, most of whom live close by. One reason for the success of the MYERS family is that Mom and Pop MYERS were never too busy to listen to problems their family came up against, or to help solve the problems. Families who pray together-stay together. May God bless this family, and help them as they struggle through life without the guidance of their father. Sources for this information: Copy The Current Wave. Submitted by: Norma Myers Stevenson.
JAMES N. MYERS - Son of Jasper and Nancy GIBSON MYERS, husband of Salinda DUNCAN MYERS. 3/27/1870- 7/25/1908. Buried in Munsell Chapel Cemetery, Shannon Co. MO. Sources for this information: Family Files. Submitted by: Norma Myers Stevenson.
LILA VIOLA 'OLIE' MYERS - Daughter of Jasper and Nancy GIBSON MYERS. With brother Johnny, fell through ice on a pond, both took pneumonia and died within a few days of each other. 9/17/1881-abt. 1887, Winona, Shannon Co. MO. John W. MYERS 12/18/1883-abt. 1887, Winona, Shannon Co. MO. Sources for this information: FAMILY FILES. Submitted by: Norma Myers Stevenson.
NANCY GIBSON MYERS - Wife of William Jasper MYERS, mother of Mahala Jane, Lewis Franklin, James N., William Jackson, Sarah, Mary Emmaline, Thomas A., Lila Viola, and John W. MYERS. 9/15/1845-12/17/1908. Buried in Munsell Chapel Cemetery. Sources for this information: Family Files. Submitted by: Norma Myers Stevenson.
Thelma 'Geneva' Van Winkle Myers - Born July 19, 1918 in Shannon County, MO the daughter of William Thomas Van Winkle and Ruth Belle (LaRue) Van Winkle. She passed away March 20, 2008 at Mountain View, MO at the age of 89 years, 8 months and 1 day. She was united in marriage to Woodrow 'Jackson' Myers on June 13, 1936 at Eminence, MO and to this union four children were born. She was preceded in death by her parents Tom and Ruth Van Winkle; her husband Woodrow 'Jackson' Myers; one brother Harold Van Winkle and one sister Wilma York. She is survived by one son Jay Woodrow Myers and wife Teresa of Dittmer, MO; three daughters Deanna J. Freese and husband Artford W. of Williamsburg, VA, Dixie C. Nichols and husband Granville N. of Winona, MO, and Jacqueline R. 'Jackie' Weaver and husband Walter F. Red Weaver of Foristell, MO; 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Geneva retired from Paramount Cap Factory in Winona, MO after many years of employment. She attended the Assembly of God Church in Winona, MO where she taught Sunday School for over 30 years. She enjoyed making crafts, quilting and baking cookies and making candy. She loved flowers and always enjoyed working in her flower garden. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral Services were held Monday, March 24, 2008 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Walt Weaver, Jr. officiating. Interment was at Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona MO.
TOM A. MYERS - 5/17/1879- 1/16/1908 - A young man, the son of Jasper and Nancy GIBSON MYERS, of Winona, died last week of lung trouble and his remains were interred in the Munsell Chapel Cemetery. He was a young man of good moral character and well respected by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Sources for this information: Family Files. Submitted by: Norma Myers Stevenson. Date: Wed Aug 1 09:59:57 2007.
WILLIAM JACKSON 'WILL' MYERS - Son of Jasper and Nancy GIBSON MYERS, husband of Florence JULIAN MYERS, father of Homer, Jim, Dennis and Jack MYERS. 8/3/1873- 9/25/1912. Buried in Munsell Chapel Cemetery. Sources for this information: Family Files. Submitted by: Norma Myers Stevenson. Date: Wed Aug 1 10:35:24 2007.
WILLIAM JASPER MYERS - Date of Death: January 6, 1915. THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1915: JASPER MYERS SHOT DEAD. PIONEER MEETS DEATH AT HANDS OF WINONA YOUTH WHO IS NOW IN JAIL. About 9:00 on Wed. evening news came over the wire to the effect that Jasper MYERS of Sycamore had been shot dead at the hands of John 'Rip' Van Winkle. It seems that young Van Winkle had been paying court to a step-daughter of Mr. MYERS, rather against the wishes of Mr. MYERS, who took a 22 rifle and went to the room to order Van Winkle to leave, when Van Winkle shot Mr. Myers four times in the breast, death resulting instantly. Mr. MYERS was a pioneer citizen, some 65 years of age 68, highly respected throughout the county, and the sad death is deplorable. He leaves to mourn his loss 2 daughters Emma JULIAN and Sarah SADDLER, 1 son; Frank MYERS and numerous grandchildren by his first wife, besides his widow and son Arie MYERS, with whom he was living at the time of the shooting. Van Winkle at once surrendered to the authorities and will likely get a hearing at Circuit Court next week. William Jasper MYERS 4/1847-1/6/1915, burial at Munsell Chapel Cemetery, Shannon Co. MO. Sources for this information: Family Files. Submitted by: Norma Myers Stevenson. Date: Wed Aug 1 09:48:10 2007.
LEWIS FRANKLIN MYRES/MYERS - Born in Washington Co. MO, Jan 25, 1868, to the late Jasper and Nancy GIBSON MYERS. He departed this life September 11, 1960 at the age of 92 years, 8 months, and 18 days. He was united in marriage to Cynthia E. CRAFTON September 15, 1896 in Shannon Co. MO. To this union were born 6 children: Hobert, of Springfield, Ethyl of Bunker, Chloe of Mount Vernon, Ruth of Stanfield, OR, Oval who preceded him in death in 1921, and Lewis of Farmington. A foster child also grew up in the home as a beloved daughter, Edith CRAFTON PIPPEN of Centerville MO. He was converted in 1911 and lived a consistent Christian life until the day of his passing. He leaves to mourn his absence his companion of 64 years, 6 children, 26 grandchildren, and 44 great grandchildren, a number of nieces, nephews, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, and a host of dear friends. Always ready to lend assistance in time of sickness or other need, as long as physically able, he had endeared himself to all who knew him and leaves a sure testimony of entrance unto that Heavenly Home, where sorrow and suffering are no more. He was laid to rest in Munsell Chapel Cemetery, Shannon Co. MO. Sources for this information: Family Files. Submitted by: Norma Myers Stevenson
LEWIS MYRES (MYERS) - Of Ellington, formerly of Farmington, passed away September 23, 1994, at the Doctor's Hospital in Poplar Bluff. He was born on November 1, 1913, in Shannon Co., the son of the late Lewis Franklin and Cynthia CRAFTON MYRES. Also preceding Mr. MYRES in death were two brothers, Hobert and Oval MYRES, and one sister, Ethel CONWAY. In 1958 Mr. MYRES was united in marriage to Esther RANDALL, who preceded him in death. He was 80 years, 10 months, and 22 days of age. Mr. MYRES had lived in the Farmington area for twenty years where he had been employed by Botkin Lumber as an office clerk. In his spare time he loved watching baseball games on television. A special joy was running his coon hounds. Mr. MYRES is survived by two sisters, Chloe BRIGGS of Miller, MO and Ruth STRINGHAM of Pendleton OR. He is also survived by one adopted sister, Edith PIPPEN of Farmington. Lewis will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew and loved him. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society. Funeral services were at Cozean Funeral Home, Farmington officiated by Rev. James LACEY, interment in Munsell Chapel Cemetery, Shannon Co. MO. Sources for this information: Family Files. Submitted by: Norma Myers Stevenson
William Rayfield 'Billy Ray' Myers - Born on March 3, 1931 to Homer and Suda Mae Myers. He was the oldest of their five children. His siblings were Dorthory Lee, Sammy Seaman, Edward Franklin and Helen Bernadine. He passed away at the age of 79 on September 14, 2010 in Birch Tree, MO. William was known to his friends and family as Bill or Billy Ray. On February 19, 1952, he joined the army and served his country for two years during the Korean War. He spent 18 months in Germany. He was discharged from the army as a Private First Class on January 27, 1954. After leaving the army, he moved to the state of Oregon where he met his future wife, Patricia Yvonne Harper (Nee), when they both were working for Lawrence and Pauline Cutts. They married in June of 1960. During their 32 years of marriage, they had four children: Michelle Yvonne Itagaki, Kari Rae Myers, Douglas Ray Myers and Luci-Anne Myers. After he and Patricia divorced in 1992, he moved to Winona, MO. At that time, he reconnected with Dixie Gardener and they remained close friends until his death. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Sude Mae; his sister, Dorthory Lee; and his brothers, Sammy and Edward. He is survived by his children: Michelle Yvonne Itagaki, Kari Rae, Douglas Ray and Luci-Anne; and his four grandchildren: Andrew Ross Myers, Jay William Itagaki, Maxwell Christopher Ralph and Savannah Augustine Moore; and his sister, Bernadine. Bill loved the outdoors and was most happy working on a farm or fixing cars. He was a loving brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Bro. Dick Stephens officiating. Interment was in Bethany Chapel Cemetery in Eminence, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes of Winona, MO.
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