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Obituaries from December 2009

Mazie King (12/30/09)
Mazie L. King, age 93, of Berryville, Ark., died on Tuesday, Dec. 29. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2 in Central Community United Methodist Church in Shell Knob under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home of Shell Knob. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery in Shell Knob...
Alfred Box (12/30/09)
Alfred Box, age 87, formerly of Pierce City, died at 4:35 p.m. on Dec. 28, at the home of his niece in Purdy. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31 at the Pierce City cemetery under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City...
Davin Cox (12/29/09)
Davin Taylor Cox, age 21, of Monett, died on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at his home in Monett. Davin was born in Springfield, Mo. on Oct. 27, 1988, the son of Jeffery Cox, of Springfield, and Shelley Hazen Wilks, of Monett. Mr. Cox was employed as a landscaper and attended the First United Methodist Church in Monett. He was married to Randi Jo Wormington on March 8, 2008, and she survives...
Alfred Box (12/29/09)
Alfred Box, age 87, formerly of Pierce City, died at 4:35 p.m. on Dec. 28, at the home of his niece in Purdy. Arrangements are under the care of Lakin Funeral Home of Pierce City and will be announced.
Theodore Tanner (12/28/09)
Theodore Martin Tanner, age 84, of Aurora, died at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, at the Aurora Nursing Center. Graveside services, under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan, 2, 2010 at the Maple Park Cemetery, with full military honors...
Burney Sixkiller (12/28/09)
Burney Sixkiller, 78, of Monett, died Dec. 27, 2009. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home of Monett.
Marla Mercer (12/28/09)
Marla J. Mercer, 65, of Cassville, died Dec. 23, 2009. Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 26 at White Funeral Home in Cassville.
Paul Herbert (12/28/09)
Paul Dean Herbert, age 57, of Miller, died at 9:17 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 25, at his home. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora.
Junior Elkins (12/28/09)
Junior Barnes Elkins, age 82, of Shell Knob, died on Saturday, Dec. 26. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29, in Lohmer Full Gospel Church, of Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob. Burial will be in Fields Cemetery in Shell Knob...
Jimmie Dunning (12/28/09)
Jimmie Ed Dunning, 66, of Republic, formerly of Aurora, died Dec. 24, 2009. Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 28, at the First Baptist Church in Aurora. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home of Aurora...
Delmer Donaldson (12/28/09)
Delmer T. Donaldson, age 89, died on Saturday, Dec. 26, at the Marionville Methodist Manor in Marionville. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Viola Cemetery in Shell Knob under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville...
Harlan Barekman (12/28/09)
Harlan Christopher Barekman, age 84, of Monett, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at Cox-Monett Hospital. Harlan was born on July 19, 1925, in Colfax, Ill., the son of the late Christopher C. and Blanche Agnes Worstell Barekman. Harlan served his country by enlisting in the United States Navy during World War II. He was honorably discharged on November 13, 1945. Harlan retired as the Superintendent of Utilities with the City of Monett...
Barbara Ward (12/23/09)
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and one brother, Willis Ray Caton. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 26, 2009, at Buchanan Funeral Chapel. Visitation will follow the service. PAID OBITUARY...
George Cole (12/23/09)
George G. Cole, age 88, of Cassville, died at 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24 in King Cemetery in Seligman, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.
Shirley Wilkey (12/23/09)
Shirley Wilkey, age 67, of Checotah, Okla., died on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009 in Crane, MO. She was born on Jan. 28, 1942 to Hallie and Clarice Elizabeth (Horton) Ball. She was reared in Monett, MO and attended Monett High School. Following her marriage, she reared her family in Tecumseh, Okla...
Phyllis Rollins (12/23/09)
Phyllis Rollins, 75, of Washburn, died a 11:08 p.m. on Dec. 21, 2009. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27 at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Washburn Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26 at the funeral home...
Bernice Brown (12/22/09)
Bernice Louise Brown, age 86, of Granby, died on Sunday, Dec. 20 at St. John's Hospital. The body has been taken for cremation and a memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Neosho under the direction of Clark Funeral Home in Granby...
Daniel Bowman (12/22/09)
Daniel "D.A." Bowman, age 78, of Exeter, died at 11:56 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.
Floyd Barker (12/22/09)
Floyd "Rollo" Barker, age 89, of Miller, died at 6:50 a.m. on Dec. 21 at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Mt. Vernon. A memorial service will be held at a later date in the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, in Miller.
Jimmie Rattles (12/21/09)
Jimmie Harold Rattles, age 58, of Monett, died on Friday, Dec. 18, at Cox-Medical Center South in Springfield. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Pierce City Cemetery...
Berta Stehr (12/21/09)
Berta Lou Stehr, age 77, of Aurora, died at 11:15 a.m. on Dec. 18, in Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, in the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora with burial following at 2 p.m. in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Springfield...
Richard Vaughn (12/21/09)
Richard Duane Vaughn, age 59, of Aurora, died at 11 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, at his home. Funeral services, under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, at the First Presbyterian Church of Aurora.
Ray Wallace (12/21/09)
Ray D. Wallace, age 52, of Exeter, died at 1:44 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, at Fohn Funeral Home, in Cassville and burial was in the Union Cemetery in Stella.
Ernest Jones (12/21/09)
Ernest Eugene "Gene" Jones, age 63, of Wheaton, died on Saturday, Dec. 19. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Stella. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton...
Robert Gripka (12/21/09)
Robert Alan Gripka, age 48, of Cassville, died on Friday, Dec. 18. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, in Cassville. Burial will be in Russell Cemetery, in Butterfield...
Douglas Bingham (12/21/09)
Douglas D. Bingham, age 52, of Wheaton, died at 3 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of McQueen Funeral Home, in Wheaton.
Joe Nelson (12/18/09)
Joe Vaughn Nelson, age 84, of Pierce City, passed away on thursday, December 17, 2009, at his residence. Joe was born on August 1, 1925, in Galena, MO., the son of the late Samuel Nelson and Ula Elizabeth (Scott) Nelson. Joe served his country by enlisting in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged on February 10, 1945. Joe had been a self-employed carpenter...
Jimmie Rattles (12/18/09)
Jimmie Rattles, age 48, of Monett, died on Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, at Cox-Medical Center South in Springfield. Services will be announced later. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home of Monett.
Junior Coker (12/18/09)
Junior Coker, 84, of Monett, Missouri passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2009, at Cox-Monett Hospital. He was born on January 13, 1925 in Verona, MO., the son of Elijah and Ethel (Anderson) Coker. He was married to Vera Wormington on August 4, 1973 in Cassville, MO...
Mary McCubbin (12/17/09)
Mary Margaret McCubbin, age 89, of Monett, MO, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at her residence after a lengthy illness. Mary was born on July 22, 1920 in Monett, Missouri, the daughter of the late Ami and Georgia Marshall Reynaud. Mary was a homemaker and a member of the Waldensian Presbyterian Church in Monett...
William Jones (12/17/09)
William "Bill" Jones, age 81, of Marionville, died at 3:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009 at the Ozarks Methodist Manor. Arrangements have been conducted by the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home of Aurora, and no services are planned.
Joe England (12/17/09)
Joe Owen England, age 94, of Aurora, died on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Mineral Springs Cemetery in Mineral Springs. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home...
Don Franklin (12/16/09)
Don T. Franklin, age 81, of Monett, died on Dec. 14, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at Resthaven Cemetery in Shawnee, Okla. on Friday, Dec. 18, 2009. Burial services will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Mo...
Robert Davis (12/16/09)
Robert John "Bob" Davis, 62, of Jasper, Mo., passed away suddenly shortly before noon on Saturday, December 12, 2009. He was born on March 29, 1947, in Lockwood, Missouri, to Orla and Lola Davis. He served his country for four years in the U.S. Marine Corps and spent most of his life working as a contractor, doing plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical work...
Kenneth Erick (12/15/09)
Kenneth Albert Erick, age 65, of Shell Knob, Mo., died on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob, Mo.
Berniece Heeter (12/15/09)
Cleo Berniece Shore Heeter, age 83, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Pierce City, died at 2:11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17 at Parker Chapel in Joplin. Interment will follow at Pierce city Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Parker Mortuary, 1502 S. Joplin, in Joplin, Mo...
Carroll Bratburg (12/15/09)
Carroll E. Bratburg, age 83, of Pierce City, died on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009 at Cox-Monett Hospital. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Wessell Funeral Home, of Pierce City.
Lora Hammond (12/14/09)
Lora Leona (Ennis) Russell Loftin Hammond, age 100, of Cassville, died at 9:48 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, in Fohn Funeral Home, of Cassville. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Cassville...
James Anderson (12/14/09)
James Alfred Anderson, age 71, of Cassville, died on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, in Antioch Cemetery in Cassville, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.
Danny Adamson (12/14/09)
Danny Joe Adamson, age 51, of Monett, died on Sunday, December 13, 2009, at his home in Monett. He was born on March 8, 1958, in Monett, to Donald Adamson Sr. and Mary Lowe. He owned and operated a bakery business and was a school bus driver. After graduating from Hillcrest High School, Danny entered the Navy and a veteran who served in Japan. ...
Austin Roller (12/11/09)
Austin Roller, age 90, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., formerly of Purdy, died on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at Baywood Park Community Church in Los Osos, Calif., under the direction of Reis Family Mortuary...
Dwight Holmes (12/09/09)
Dwight Holmes, age 66, of Purdy, Missouri and Ukiah, California, died on Tuesday, December 2, 2009. He was born on May 20, 1943 to Gervais and Zelma (Wormington) Holmes. He was united in marriage to Joyce Beck in Ukiah, California on August 20, 1966...
Opal Harper (12/09/09)
Opal L. Harper, 74, of Monett, MO, passed away Monday, December 7, 2009, at Monett Health Care Center. Mrs. Harper was born April 20, 1935, in Cassville, MO, the daughter of Charles and Jessie Wallace Foster. She was a special education teacher in Jackson, CA, a movie theatre manager, and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Monett...
Thurman House (12/09/09)
Thurman House, 76, of Monett, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, in his home. He was born April 6, 1933, in Bokoshe, OK, the son of Walter and Leacy Mills House. He was a public school teacher and coach in Sperry, OK, a member of First Baptist Church in Monett, a veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post #91 in Monett...
Waldemar Oswald (12/08/09)
Waldemar "Wally" Oswald, Sr., age 76, of Shell Knob, died at 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home of Shell Knob. No services are planned at this time.
Clifford Loveland (12/08/09)
Clifford attended the Chapel of Grace and retired from the Monett Police Department where he was an officer for 12 years. One of the joys of his life was playing his guitar and singing in area churches and nursing homes. Along with his wife, Clifford is survived by two sons, Gerald Loveland, of Sparta, Mo. and Steve Fisher, of Mt. Vernon, Mo.; and one special niece Marian Gripka; and was blessed with several grandchildren...
Ida Badger (12/08/09)
Ida Elizabeth Badger, age 81, of Hawesville, Kentucky, died on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, due to an automobile accident. She was born on May 26, 1928 in Missouri to the late James Ernest and Estella Faye Badger. She retired after 25 years as an art teacher for the Hancock County School System and was a member of the Owensboro Art Guild. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Maitland Lilley and James Badger, and two sisters, Helen Evans and Ruth Ruscha...
Christine Arnold (12/08/09)
Christine Laurine Arnold, age 37, of Exeter, died on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009. Visitation will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.
Esther Mahurin (12/07/09)
Esther F. Mahurin, age 96, of Monett, died on December 4, 2009 at Cox-Monett Hospital. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett. Burial will be held at Waldensian Cemetery...
Carrol Lombard (12/07/09)
Carrol Lombard, age 74, of Wheaton, died at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, in McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Burial was in the Muncie Cemetery in Wheaton. Visitation was held on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton...
Billie Emerson (12/07/09)
Billie Guy Emerson, age 76, of Mt. Vernon, died at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Mt. Vernon Missouri Veteran's Home. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home with burial following in the Lindley Prairie Cemetery in Fair Play. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7 at the funeral home chapel...
E.B. Sumners, Jr. (12/04/09)
E.B. "Junior" Sumners, Jr., age 83, of Aurora, died at 10:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at his home. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the First Christian Church with a reception following the service in the church fellowship hall. Private burial will be in the Maple Park Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Crafton Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora...
Carroll Lombard (12/04/09)
Carroll Lombard, age 74, of Wheaton, died at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, in McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Burial will be in Muncie Cemetery in Wheaton. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, in McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton...
Jerry Ideker (12/02/09)
Jerry Ideker, age 68, of Monett, died Dec. 1. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home of Pierce City.
Violet Marsh (12/01/09)
Violet Nichols "Vi" Marsh, age 94, of Aurora, died at 10:09 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, at the Salem Cemetery northwest of Mt. Vernon. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora...
Wayne Evans (12/01/09)
Wayne Burgess Evans, age 81, of Miller, died at 3:35 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, at the Christian Health Care Center in Republic. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home in Miller. Burial was in the Miller Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A visitation was held on Monday, Nov. 30 at the funeral home...
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