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Obituaries from February 2009

Lois Kaiser (02/16/09)
Lois Kaiser, 75, of Pierce City, died yesterday, February 15, at her home. Arrangements are under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home of Monett.
Minnie Parksion (02/16/09)
Minnie Belle Parksion, 93, of Rocky Comfort, formerly of Exeter, died February 11 at her home. Mrs. Parksion was born August 23, 1915, in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of Louis Berley and Addie May Spears Spiva. She worked in several canning factories and was a member of the Ridgeley Baptist Church...
Ruth Gray (02/16/09)
Ruth Pauline Boyd Gray, 90, of Overland Park, Kansas, died February 3 at Overland Park Regional Hospital. Mrs. Gray was born December 26, 1918 in Barry County, the daughter of James Coleman and Anna Pauline Dyer Boyd. She married Charles Arnold Gray, and he preceded her in death...
Virginia Sheppard (02/16/09)
Virginia Sheppard, 76, of Purdy, died yesterday, February 15, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. Arrangements are under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home of Monett.
Jerry Cook (02/16/09)
Jerry Cook, 66, of Mt. Vernon, died at 12:50 a.m. February 13 at his home. Mr. Cook was born March 24, 1942, in Logan, the son of Eldon Howard and Claudia Dunham Cook. He was a 1960 graduate of Marionville High School, a member of the First Baptist Church in Marionville, and was employed at Silgan Manufacturing Company in Mt. Vernon for 30 years...
Willodean Shepherd (02/17/09)
Virginia "Willodean" Shepherd, 76, of Purdy, died February 15 at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. Mrs. Shepherd was born January 1, 1933, in McDowell, the daughter of Jeff and Ethel "Higgs" Swaffar. She was an associate at Wal-Mart in Cassville...
Tina Madewell (02/17/09)
Tina Holland Madewell, 50, of Pierce City, died February 14 at her home. Mrs. Madewell was born January 17, 1959, in Monett, the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Mary Delilia Hayes Holland. She was a graduate of Pierce City High School and was employed at AgForte...
Paul Fieker (02/17/09)
Paul Ernest Fieker, 87, of Stotts City, died at 1:15 p.m. February 15 at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield following a long illness. Mr. Fieker was born August 22, 1921, in Stotts City, the son of Edward H. and Martha Weltge Fieker. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a farmer, heavy equipment operator, and rural mail carrier for many years...
Lois Kaiser (02/17/09)
Lois Kaiser, 75, of Pierce City, died February 15 at her home. Mrs. Kaiser was born February 13, 1934, in Freistatt, the daughter of Gerhardt Schoen and Hilda "Osterloh" Schoen. She retired in 1998 from Schreiber Foods in Monett. She was secretary at Liberty Neighborhood Watch, Lutheran Brail, and Lutheran Women's League at St. John's Lutheran Church...
Ashton Ortiz (02/18/09)
Ashton Ortiz, infant son of Paul and April Heckathorn Ortiz of Seligman, died February 7 at St. John's Hospital-Cassville. Additional survivors include two sisters, Amy Heckathorn and Autumn Ortiz, both of the home; and grandparents, Teresa King, Donald Heckathorn, Paul and Paulette Woodruff, and Raymond Ortiz...
Willodean Shepherd (02/20/09)
Services for Virginia "Willodean" Shepherd, 76, of Purdy, who died February 15, were held at 2 p.m. yesterday, February 19, at Buchanan Chapel in Monett with David Martin, pastor, officiating. Music was provided by soloist Norman Spain who sang Amazing Grace, What A Day That Will Be, and I Need No Mansion. Pianist was Louise Nickle...
Lois Kaiser (02/20/09)
Services for Lois Anna Schoen Kaiser, 75, of Pierce City, who died February 15, were held at 10 a.m. yesterday, February 19, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Monett with Rev. Richard Cody officiating. Music was provided by soloist Kathryn Peters who sang I'm But A Stranger Here and What A Friend We Have In Jesus...
Joan Vanderpool (02/19/09)
Joan Vanderpool, 75, of Butterfield, died February 17 at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. Mrs. Vanderpool was born February 20, 1933, in St. Paul, Kansas, the daughter of Arthur and Nettie Dawson Pierce. She was a high school graduate in Girard, Kansas. She operated Nick's Caravan West and Rainbow Dinner House, and worked at Wal-Mart. She was a Baptist...
Collette Arend (02/19/09)
Collette Arend, age 53 of Joplin passed away at her home at 11:09 p.m. on Monday, February 16, 2009. Born November 21, 1955 in Monett, MO, she was the daughter of the late Coley and Ruth White Arend. A 1974 graduate of Monett High School, she received her degree from Central Missouri State in Warrensburg. ...
Charles Alexander Jr. (02/20/09)
Charles Eldon Alexander Jr., 84, of Wheaton, died February 18 at his home. Mr. Alexander was born April 22, 1924, in Marion, Ohio, the son of Charles E. and Ada Marie Schoonover Alexander. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was an industrial engineer for Boeing Aircraft Company. ...
Lydia Gillespie (02/25/09)
Lydia Faye Gillespie, 74, of Rocky Comfort, died February 23 at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. Mrs. Gillespie was born March 15, 1934, in Gatewood, the daughter of Leander and Lou Ella McArthur. She was a dairy farmer. She married Louis Gillespie in Pocahontas, Arkansas, and he survives...
Joe Davidson (02/24/09)
Joe Lee Davidson, 73, of Wheaton, died February 22 at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. Mr. Davidson was born December 18, 1935, in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Chester and Crystal Goostree Davidson. He was a graduate of Rocky Comfort High School and Oklahoma State University. ...
James Pass (02/24/09)
James B. Pass, 83, of Monett, died at 5:45 p.m. yesterday, February 23. Mr. Pass was born June 19, 1925, in Maryville, Tennessee, the son of Ake Rufus and Annie Hill Pass. He was a retired sheet metal worker. He married Dorothy Sue Myers on April 1, 1944, in Maryville, Tennessee, and she preceded him in death September 20, 2006...
Billye Shepherd (02/24/09)
Billye Dawn Shepherd, 44, of Raleigh, NC, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, February 19, 2009, following a courageous 2-1/2 year battle with cancer. Billye lived her life with a passion for others. Her true calling was being a devoted wife and dedicated mother to her two children. ...
Dwight Coulson (02/23/09)
Dwight Edward Coulson, 87, of Mt. Vernon, died at 1:20 p.m. February 19 at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. Mr. Coulson was born November 28, 1921, in Houston, Minnesota, the son of Charles Edward and Lydia Belle Corey Coulson. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a retired construction worker and farmer...
Joe Maritan (02/27/09)
Joe Maritan of Overland Park, KS passed away on February 25, 2009. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2009 at the D.W. Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel with a visitation from 1-2 p.m. prior; burial in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Diabetes Society...
Jerry Hutchason Sr. (02/27/09)
Jerry Earl Hutchason Sr., 62, of Shell Knob, died February 23 at St. John's Hospital in Berryville, Arkansas. Mr. Hutchason was born October 2, 1946, in St. Louis, the son of Caleb Earl and Audie Christine Medlock Hutchason. He was a graduate of Richland High School and Florissant Valley Community College. He was a quality assuance director. He moved to Shell Knob in 2005. He was a member of Bridgeway Assembly of God in Shell Knob...
James Thomas (02/27/09)
James Allen Thomas, 51, of Aurora, died yesterday, February 26, at his home. Arrangements are under the direction of Peterson Funeral Home of Aurora.
James Pass (02/27/09)
Services for James Berton Pass, 83, of Monett, who died February 23, were held at 11 a.m. February 25 at Bennett-Wormington Chapel in Monett with Rev. Steve Higgs officiating. Music included I Can Only Imagine. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home of Monett...
Betty Patterson (02/25/09)
Betty E. Patterson, 85, of Washburn, died February 23 at her home. Mrs. Patterson was born July 28, 1923, in Monett, the daughter of Leon and Mabel Williams Adcock. She worked for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas, and was a member of the Church of Christ in Washburn...
Loren Haworth (02/27/09)
Loren C. Haworth, 96, of Purdy, died yesterday, February 26, at Cox Monett Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home of Monett.
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