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Obituaries from November 2010

Doyle Bowman (11/11/10)
Mr. Doyle Ervin Bowman, age 85, of Purdy, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at St. John's in Springfield. He was born on July 14, 1925 to Siegle and Pearl (Potter) Bowman in Purdy, Mo. He was united in marriage to Mary Louise Smith on Feb. 15, 1947 in Columbus, Kan. and she survives...
Melba Sullivan (11/29/10)
Melba Evelyn Sullivan, age 89, of Cassville, died at 2:25 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Maurice Prier (11/29/10)
Maurice Prier, age 75, of Purdy, died on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at his daughter's home in Springfield. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at White Funeral Home in Cassville. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at White Funeral Home. Following the service there will be a full military honors service provided by the United States Navy at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Butterfield...
Willa Dean Nine (11/29/10)
Willa Dean Nine, age 75, of Monett, MO, passed from this life on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, MO following a lengthy illness. Willa Dean was born on March 7, 1935 in Bristow, OK, the daughter of the late Earl and Mildred (Gibson) Farmer. She graduated from Olive High School in Olive, OK in 1953 as class valedictorian and furthered her education at Oklahoma State University...
Nolan Meier (11/29/10)
Mr. Nolan Richard Meier, 80, of Monett, passed away at his home on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010. He was born on Aug. 6, 1930 in Alton, Illinois to Richard and Ruby (Herron) Meier. He was united in marriage to Betty Goodman on Dec. 22, 1953. Nolan graduated from Purdy High School Class of 1949 and then attended Monett Jr. ...
Mabel McPhail (11/29/10)
Mabel Agnes (Banks) McPhail, age 93, of Monett, MO, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 at Lacoba Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. Agnes was born on Nov. 2, 1917 in Monett, MO, the daughter of the late Alba Eric Banks and Ada Lucrecia (Fleetwood) Banks. She was a graduate of Pierce City High School and was a member of New Site Baptist Church. Agnes worked in Kansas City for many years before moving back to Monett were she was raised...
Martha Majors (11/29/10)
Martha "Alice" Majors, 71, of Monett, MO, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, while at Benchmark Healthcare of Monett. Alice was born Sept. 10, 1939 in Pleasant Ridge, MO. She was the daughter of Joseph Swadley and Marjorie (Eaden) Allcock...
Gladys House (11/29/10)
Gladys "Cleo" House, age 94, of Exeter, died at 3:25 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until service time on Friday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Junior Horton (11/29/10)
Mr. Junior Horton, age 75, of Monett, passed away at his home on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010. He was born on March 1, 1935 in Eagle Rock, MO to Clarence Gilbert and Nita (Tash) Horton. He was united in marriage to Shirley Long on Feb. 15, 1953. Junior retired from the Horton Termite Control, previously he had served as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff and a Reserve Monett Police Officer. ...
Jimmie Stelling (11/26/10)
Jimmie Stelling, age 58, of Exeter, died at 12:50 a.m. on Nov. 25. Funeral services will be announced by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Mary Williams (11/26/10)
Mary Pauline Arnaud Williams, age 79, of Springfield, MO passed away in her beautiful home on Nov. 22, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. She bravely battled a number of health issues for many years, constantly amazing those who knew her with her strength, hope and courage...
Nora Smith (11/23/10)
Nora Lee Smith, age 88, of Mt. Vernon, died at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21 at The Neighborhoods at Quail Creek Nursing Home in Springfield. A private family service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27 at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with burial in the Beck Cemetery in Stotts City. An open visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26 at the funeral home chapel...
Lawrence Gripka (11/23/10)
Lawrence Gripka, husband of Mary Louise (Wimsatt) and son of August and Martha Gripka, ended his journey here on earth at 6:40 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22 at St. John's Hospital in Cassville. Lawrence started his great journey of life on Sept. 5, 1916 in Monett. Lawrence lived most of his life in the Pierce City area...
Irene Bobski (11/23/10)
Mrs. Irene Clara (Golubski) Bobski, age 89, of Purdy, MO, passed away on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 at her home. She was born on Feb. 9, 1921 in Purdy to Joseph and Clara (Jaster) Golubski. She was united in marriage to Leon John Bobski on Nov. 16, 1946 in Pulaskifield, MO...
Leonard Steverson (11/22/10)
Leonard Gerald "Jerry" Steverson, age 77, of Cassville, died at 10:09 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23 in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery near Cassville.
Mable Scott (11/22/10)
Mable G. Scott, age 88, of Pierce City, died on Saturday, Nov. 20 at her daughter's home in Pierce City. Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22 in St. Mary's Cemetery in Pierce City. Arrangements were under the care of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City...
Marlene Fritz (11/22/10)
Marlene lived with ALS for nearly 14 years and was an active participant and supporter of ALS support groups in Kansas City. Her friendliness, positive attitude and generosity made her a true inspiration and role model to those who knew her. She and Charles happily shared their ALS coping experiences with others...
Minnie Cornell (11/22/10)
Minnie Irene Cornell, age 88, of Exeter, died at 2:35 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 22 in Maplewood Cemetery, near Exeter, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.
Irene Bobski (11/22/10)
Mrs. Irene Clara Bobski, age 89, of Purdy, died on Monday, Nov. 22. A full obituary and arrangements will be posted later. Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett.
Ada Alvarado (11/22/10)
Ada Acosta Alvarado, age 78, of Monett, MO passed away on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at St. John's Hospital in Joplin, MO. Ada was born and raised in Puerto Rico, the daughter of Andres Rivera and Emilia Acosta. She was a homemaker and attended the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Cassville, MO where she was very active. ...
Frederick Wecker (11/22/10)
Frederick "Fritz" Wecker, 75, of Pierce City died on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 in the Cox Monett Hospital. He was born to Fred and Bertha Wagner Wecker on July 20, 1935 in Sarcoxie, MO. He was a retired contractor. Survivors include his wife, Elaine; two sons: Jim Wecker, of Wentworth and Jerald Wecker, of Pierce City; two brothers: Ed Wecker, of Joplin and Duane Wecker, of Pierce City; two sisters: Phyllis Gasser, of Pierce City and Jeanett Lugar, of Pierce City; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.. ...
Paul Shepherd (11/22/10)
Mr. Paul Marvin Shepherd, age 79, of Joplin, Mo., formerly of Purdy, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at his home. He was born May 14, 1931 in Purdy, Mo. to Roy and Elmira (Swaffar) Shepherd. He was united in marriage with Mary Mitchell on October 4, 1985 in Grandview, Mo...
Willard Rogers (11/22/10)
Willard "Lee" Rogers, age 72, of Wentworth, died at 2:05 p.m. on Nov. 17 at his home. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Burial will be at a later date.
Bobbie Miller (11/22/10)
Bobbie J. Miller, age 70, of Wheaton, died at 7:53 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22 in Maplewood Cemetery near Exeter, under the direction of McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. There will be no visitation...
Barbara Whitmore (11/18/10)
Barbara Sue Whitmore, age 53, died on Friday, Nov. 12 at her home in Butterfield. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home and Crematory in Cassville.
Thomas Beckett (11/18/10)
Mr. Thomas Newton Beckett Jr., age 63, of Monett, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 at Cox South Springfield, Mo. He was born on Dec. 16, 1946 in Fayetteville, Ark. to Thomas and Bonnie (Fortner) Beckett Sr. Tom was united in marriage with Chiqueta Hensley on May 13, 1966...
Leonard Simmons (11/18/10)
Leonard Glenn Simmons, age 89, died at 8:55 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Mt. Vernon. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Scott Sanders (11/18/10)
Scott Sanders, age 53, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Monett, died on Nov. 15 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
John Reed (11/18/10)
John W. Reed, age 81, of Cassville, died on Nov. 10. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Paul Shepherd (11/18/10)
Paul Shepherd, age 79, of Joplin, formerly of Monett, died on Thursday, Nov. 18 at his home. A full obituary and arrangements will be posted later. Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home of Monett.
Gregory Oakes (11/18/10)
Gregory Roy Oakes, age 60, of Aurora, died at 5:46 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at his home. No services are planned at this time. The Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home of Aurora is handling the local arrangements.
Morgan Murphy (11/18/10)
Morgan James Murphy, age 24, of Cassville, died at his home on Monday, Nov. 15. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19 at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Russell Cemetery near Butterfield. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until service time on Friday at Fohn Funeral Home...
Ethel Cornell (11/18/10)
Ethel Cornell, age 83, of Aurora, died Nov. 15, 2010 in her home. Mrs. Cornell was born on Sept. 13, 1927 in Oklahoma City, OK., the daughter of George and Maggie Short. She was a homemaker. She married Nate Cornell on July 30, 1947 in Oklahoma City, OK. He preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 2005...
Harry Bickford (11/18/10)
Harry Hubert Bickford, age 91, of Purdy, MO, passed away at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, MO on Wednesday Nov. 17, 2010 after a short illness. Harry was born the second of 12 children on April 4, 1919 in Bartlesville, OK the son of John R. ...
Kathleen Thomas (11/15/10)
Kathleen Grace Thomas, age 87, of Monett, MO, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010 at the Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett following complications brought on by a major stroke five years ago. Kathleen was born on Aug. 11, 1923 in Benton County, AR, the daughter of the late Thomas Earl and Oda Agness (Carroll) Hurd...
Lavada Sanderlin (11/15/10)
Lavada Juanita Sanderlin, age 95, of Cassville, died at 1:50 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be at a later date in Garden Park Cemetery in Conroe, Texas...
Michael Moore (11/15/10)
Michael D. "Mike" Moore, age 46, of Shell Knob, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, Missouri. He was born on Jan. 29, 1964, in Lamar, Colo., the son of Lonnie and Katherine (Snodgrass) Moore. ...
Lavern Hilburn (11/15/10)
Lavern Hilburn, age 88, of Cassville, died on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Cox-Monett Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at White Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will take place in Russell Cemetery in Butterfield. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15 at the funeral home...
Delbert Graves (11/15/10)
Delbert J.R. Graves, age 78, of Wheaton, died at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16 in McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15 in McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton...
Diane Gibby (11/15/10)
Diane Marie Gibby, age 60, of Cassville, died at 10:27 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.
Darrell Clubb (11/15/10)
Darrell Wayne Clubb, age 31, of Exeter, died at 3:12 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.
Mike Moore (11/12/10)
Mike Moore, age 46, of Shell Knob, died at 1:57 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, in Lohmer Full Gospel Church in Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, near Cassville...
Dewayne Reynolds (11/11/10)
Dewayne Reynolds, age 65, of La Russell, died at 7:25 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at his home. Graveside services, under the direction of Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home in Miller, will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12 at the Red Oak Cemetery in Red Oak...
Iona Hemmerling (11/11/10)
Mrs. Iona Hemmerling, 95, of Purdy, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at Benchmark Healthcare of Monett. She was born on March 11, 1915 in Purdy, Mo. to Theodore and Minnie (Ritzauer) Meister. Iona was united in marriage to Fred Hemmerling on Feb. 15, 1942 in Purdy. He preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 1984...
Ara Ryan (11/11/10)
Ara "Grace" Ryan, age 93, of Cassville, died at 9:36 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12 in Mineral Springs Cemetery near Cassville, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. There will be no visitation...
Ellen Vangunda (11/10/10)
Ellen V. Vangunda, age 59, of Seligman, died on Monday, Nov. 8 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11 at the funeral home...
Iona Hemmerling (11/10/10)
Iona Hemmerling, age 95, of Purdy, died at 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at Benchmark Healthcare in Monett. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett.
Rev. Jim Forkner (11/10/10)
Rev. Jim Hall Forkner, age 78, of Shell Knob, died at his home on Monday, Nov. 8. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Shell Knob. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the church...
Ed Terry (11/08/10)
Ed Terry, age 75, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Monett, died on Nov. 1. He was born on Dec. 24, 1934, the son of Homer and Mellie Burg Terry, of Purdy. He is survived by his wife, Martha Coshow Terry, formerly of Purdy; one step-daughter: Samantha Messick; two step-grandchildren; two brothers: Eugene Terry, of Springfield and Jed Terry, of Purdy...
Dollie Shaffer (11/08/10)
Mrs. Dollie (Smith) Shaffer, age 84, of Monett, passed away at Aurora Nursing Center on Sunday Nov. 7, 2010. She was born on Aug. 29, 1926 to Ambrose and Minnie (Loftis) Smith in Miami, Okla. She was united in marriage to George Shaffer on Sept. 3, 1962. He preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 2006...
Gwendolyn Phelps (11/08/10)
Mrs. Gwendolyn Henderson Phelps, age 92, of Purdy, passed away on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. She was born on August 3, 1918 in Purdy, MO to Elzy and Florance (Wormington) Henderson. She united in marriage to Gladden Miller on May 2, 1936 and then later married William Phelps on Jan. 14, 1961. William preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 2002...
Gwendolyn Phelps (11/05/10)
Mrs. Gwendolyn Henderson Phelps, age 92, of Purdy, passed away on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. She was born on August 3, 1918 in Purdy, MO to Elzy and Florance (Wormington) Henderson. She united in marriage to Gladden Miller on May 2, 1936 and then later married William Phelps on January 14, 1961. William preceded her in death on November 18, 2002...
Mary Ann Clark (11/05/10)
Mrs. Mary Ann (Clapper) Clark, age 91, of Monett, passed away on Friday morning at Benchmark Monett. She was born on June 25, 1919 in Ritchey, MO to John and Mary Ann (Jashinback) Clapper. She was united in marriage to Eugene Clark in Miami, OK in the fall of 1969. To this union six children were born...
Elmer Walrath (11/04/10)
Elmer Albert "Tiny" Walrath, age 84, of Shell Knob, died at 9:06 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30. Memorial services with military honors and Masonic rites will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Shell Knob under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob. Burial will be later in Lake Park Memorial Gardens in Shell Knob...
Thomas McNeill (11/03/10)
Thomas King "Tommy" McNeill, age 85, of Cassville, died at 4:07 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 in Cassville United Methodist Church, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Butterfield...
Patty Mason (11/03/10)
Patty Mason, age 50, of Pierce City, MO, formerly of Monett, MO, went home to peace and comfort on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, while in Cox-South Medical Center in Springfield, MO. Patty was born on Sept. 27, 1960, in Monett, MO, the daughter of the late Robert J. Dacy, Sr. and Norma J. (Young) Dacy...
Ruby Fletcher (11/03/10)
Ruby Lorene Fletcher, age 86, of Washburn, died at 10:25 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3 in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial was in Cargile Cemetery near Washburn.
Josť Escalera (11/03/10)
Josť Maria Escalera, infant son of Gregorio and Elvira Escalera, died at birth on Friday, Oct. 29, at the Cox South Medical Center in Springfield. A memorial service, under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Verona....
Robert Deeds (11/03/10)
Robert Gene Deeds, age 61, of Joplin, died at 10:12 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 1. Memorial services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 in Wheaton Southern Baptist Church. Cremation arrangements are under direction of McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton...
Margaret Horn (11/01/10)
Margaret Trombold Horn passed away on Oct. 23, 2010, in her home with family in Springfield, MO. Margaret was born to George and Margaret Trombold, on November 23, 1916, in Chanute, KS. Preceding her in death were her brothers: Robert Trombold, George Trombold, Walter Trombold, and Willard Trombold. She married Albert H. Horn on Sept. 18, 1940 in Tulsa, OK...
James Goade (11/01/10)
James Earl "Jim" Goade, age 72, of Cassville, died at 11:25 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery near Cassville. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5 in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville...
Alan Newbold (11/01/10)
Alan L. Newbold, 75, passed away on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010. A celebration of Alan's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4 at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Indoor Mausoleum, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS. Following the service, friends are invited to stay and visit with the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, Wayside Waifs or to a charity of the donor's choice...
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