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Obituaries from September 2011

Ted Lane (09/30/11)
Ted R. Lane, age 84, of Cassville, died at 10:47 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri.
Robert Roden (09/29/11)
Robert H. "Bob" Roden, age 86, of Cassville, died at 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial with military honors will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville...
Lucy Waltrip (09/29/11)
Lucy May Waltrip, age 77, of Monett passed away on Wednesday Sept. 28, 2011 at her home. She was born on Dec. 16, 1933 in Aurora, MO, the daughter of the late Sam and Lucy (Loyd) Shaffer. She was united in marriage on April 8, 1947 in Columbus, KS to Burnett Waltrip Sr. and he survives...
Lucy Waltrip (09/28/11)
Lucy Waltrip, age 77, of Monett, died at 7:06 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at her home. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett.
Billy Bagwell (09/28/11)
Billy M. Bagwell, age 86, of Cassville, died on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at his home. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the White Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial was held with full military honors at New Salem Cemetery, Seligman...
David Thomas (09/28/11)
David Joseph Thomas, age 79, of Aurora, died at 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Mt. Vernon Place Care Center. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora. Burial will follow at a later date in Huntsville, Ala...
Paul Sedlacek (09/28/11)
Paul Thomas Sedlacek, age 60, of South Greenfield, died at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Pennsboro Cemetery...
William Jackson (09/28/11)
William Everett Jackson, age 56, of Mt. Vernon, died at 8:20 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, at his residence...
Barbara Steverson (09/26/11)
Barbara L. Steverson, age 79, of Cassville, died at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday, September 24. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery, Cassville. Visitation will be held from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Thursday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Helen Peterson (09/26/11)
Helen K. Peterson, age 74, of Golden, died at 12:14 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, in Cassville Health Care and Rehab. No services are planned. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Luther Faulkner (09/26/11)
Luther Garland Faulkner, age 88, of Shell Knob, died on Thursday, Sept. 22, at The Neighborhoods at Quail Creek Residential Facility in Springfield. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Central Community United Methodist Church in Shell Knob. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26 at the White Funeral Home in Cassville...
Lawrence Mangrum (09/23/11)
Lawrence W. Mangrum, age 81, of Diamond, died on Sept. 23. Graveside services will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26 at Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett.
Ruth Johns (09/23/11)
Ruth Katherine Johns, age 82, of Shell Knob, died at 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, in Central Community United Methodist Church, Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield...
Herschel Beck Jr. (09/23/11)
Herschel Lee Beck Jr., age 56, of Exeter, Missouri, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Horner Cemetery, Cassville. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville...
Daniel Shaffer (09/22/11)
Daniel McGiffin Shaffer, age 68, of Shell Knob, died at 10:43 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob, Missouri.
Howard Hutchison (09/22/11)
Howard Hutchison, age 84, of Wentworth, died at 6:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Granby House. Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City.
Lonnie Brechbuhler (09/22/11)
Lonnie Merle Brechbuhler, age 82, of Aurora, died at 9:46 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 at her home. A graveside service under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, was held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 in the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora...
Joyce Thornton (09/21/11)
Joyce Ann Thornton, age 51, of Monett, MO, passed from this life on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 while at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, MO. Joyce was born on Nov. 23, 1959 in Williamsport, Ohio, the daughter of Norman Hargett, Sr. and Mary Jo (Mann) Sheriff. Joyce graduated from Galion High School in Galion, Ohio. She had worked at the Granby House in Granby, MO as a CMT. Joyce was a member of the Missouri Stream Team and enjoyed fishing, camping and canoeing...
Norman Hillyer (09/21/11)
Norman K. Hillyer, age 84, of Eagle Rock, died at 11:34 a.m., on Sunday, Sept. 18, in St. John's Hospital-Cassville. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, in All Faith United Methodist Church, Eagle Rock. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Ruby Betterton (09/21/11)
Ruby Betterton, age 77, of Purdy, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at Red Rose Inn in Cassville. She was born on May 17, 1934 in Purdy, MO, the daughter of the late Floyd and Mayme (McGuire) McCracken. She was united in marriage on Oct. 15, 1981 in Butterfield, MO to Curtis Betterton. He preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 2002...
Herschel Beck, Jr. (09/21/11)
Herschel Lee Beck Jr., age 56, of Exeter, died at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Services are pending at White Funeral Home for arrangements.
Giblert Urick (09/19/11)
Gilbert Hunt "Gib" Urick, Jr., age 77, of Shell Knob, died at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 in Crane Presbyterian Church. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob...
Virgie Morgan (09/19/11)
Virgie Helen Morgan, age 86, of Mt. Vernon, died at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, with burial to follow in the Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery...
Lee Tice (09/19/11)
Lee Eugene Tice, age 64, of Shell Knob, died Friday, September 16, 2011. Funeral services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Central Community United Methodist Church, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial will be at a later date in Fairmont, Nebraska...
Irene Henson (09/19/11)
Irene L. Henson, age 92, died on Sept. 17, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. She has been taken for cremation and the family will have services at a later date. Services are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.
Mary Bolien (09/19/11)
Mary Belle Bolien, age 73, of Moore, Okla., formally of Mt. Vernon, MO, died at 10:44 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Norman Specialty Hospital in Norman, Okla. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, with burial to follow in the Mt. Vernon City Cemetery...
Ruby Betterton (09/19/11)
Ruby Betterton, age 77, of Purdy, died at 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 14 at Red Rose Inn in Cassville. A full obituary will follow at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home.
Velma Baker (09/19/11)
Velma Christine Baker, age 88, of Rocky Comfort, died at 3:45 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 17, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Monday, Sept. 19, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial will was in Rocky Comfort Cemetery, Rocky Comfort...
Joyce Thornton (09/16/11)
Joyce Ann Thornton, age 51, of Monett, died on Monday, Sept. 14, 2011 while at Cox South Hopsital in Springfield. A celebration of Joyce's life will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at Fern's Tavern in Pierce City. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO...
Earl Stockton (09/16/11)
Earl Lee Stockton, age 84, of Miller, died at 1:45 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at his home. A graveside service, under the direction of Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Sycamore Cemetery, northeast of Miller. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, in the funeral home chapel...
Zana Mahurin (09/16/11)
Zana Mahurin, age 65, of Wheaton, died at 4:26 p.m. on Sept. 15 at Benchmark Healthcare in Monett. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home of Pierce City.
Richard Langstraat (09/16/11)
Richard (Dick) Langstraat lost his battle to lung disease on Sept. 10, 2011. He died peacefully, his family by his side, at their lake home in Missouri. Dick was born on Feb. 13, 1939 near Pella, Iowa. At age 18 he enlisted in the U. S. Army. He often said that he didn't think he would miss the hard work of the family farm, but after basic training, he asked himself why he ever left Iowa. ...
Alexander Hall (09/16/11)
Alexander Burns Hall, 56, of Oklahoma City, OK passed away on Friday Sept. 9, 2011 at his home. He was born on Oct. 4, 1954, the son of Charles Benjamin Hall and Angie Alexander. He was a Foundry Owner and served in the Army. Alexander is survived by both his parents: Charles Hall, Palm Springs, CA and Angie Alexander, Tulsa, OK; one brother Ben Hall, Oklahoma City, OK; and one sister Annie Hall, Duluth, MN...
Carl Cunningham (09/15/11)
Carl E. "Gene" Cunningham, age 78, of Monett, MO, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, while at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO. Funeral services for Mr. Cunningham will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 at the Buchanan Funeral Home Chapel. ...
Barbara Schroeder (09/14/11)
Barbara Kay Schroeder, age 60, of Pierce City, died at 9:35 p.m. on Sept. 12 at Cox Monett Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15. Burial will be in the Pierce City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City...
Augusta Reynolds (09/14/11)
Augusta "Gus" J. Reynolds, age 82, of Pierce City, MO passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 while at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, MO. Augusta was born on Nov. 27, 1928 in Hoberg, MO, the daughter of the late Dana Blanchard and Lovice Beryl (Maples) Blanchard. ...
Clifford Looney (09/14/11)
Clifford Leon Looney, age 73, of Wentworth, died at 9:35 a.m. on Sept. 13 at his home. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, on Sept. 14 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, north of Pierce City. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City...
Leonard Lahman (09/14/11)
Leonard L. Lahman, 74, Fairview, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at the Kansas City VA Medical Center, following a long illness. He was born Feb. 20, 1937, in Stella, MO, to Lawrence and Lorene (Embrey) Lahman. Mr. Lahman was a lifelong resident of Fairview, MO. He graduated from Fairview High School in 1955 and served in the U. S. Army. He drove for Friend Tire in Monett for 10 years and then became a self-employed truck driver. He was also a farmer, working with crops and cattle...
James Hilburn (09/14/11)
James E. Hilburn, age 72, of Exeter, died at 11:07 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
George Madison (09/14/11)
George Eugene Madison, age 78, of Cassville, died on Monday, Sept. 12. Services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m. at the White Funeral Home, Cassville. Family will receive friends on Friday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at White Funeral Home...
Thelma Cork (09/12/11)
Thelma E. Cork, age 95, of Monett, died on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. Mrs. Cork was born in New Castle, Ind. on Thursday, Nov. 11, 1915. She was the daughter of Charles Edmond and Edna Grove Taylor. Mrs. Cork was a retired hairdresser and a Baptist...
Lorraine Sawyer (09/12/11)
Lorraine A. Sawyer, age 92, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Mt. Vernon, died at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, in her home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home with burial at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora...
Richard Langstraat (09/12/11)
Richard "Dick" Langstraat, age 72, of Monett, died on Saturday, Sept. 10. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home of Monett.
John Kennedy (09/12/11)
John Edward Kennedy, age 71, of Bountiful, Utah, formerly of Monett, died at 8:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept.7, at his home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Butterfield, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri...
Joe Forgey (09/12/11)
Joe E. Forgey, age 90, of Exeter, died on Sunday, Sept. 11. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Graveside services with military honors will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in Ruddick Cemetery, Garfield, Ark...
Ralph Henderson (09/12/11)
Ralph F. Henderson, 92, of Monett, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at 6 a.m. at Benchmark Healthcare, in Monett. He was born on Oct. 31, 1918 in Purdy, MO, the son of the late Ben and Gertie (Inman) Henderson. He was united in marriage in March of 1936 in Loma Linda, CA to Anna Imogene Mullins, she survives...
Alexander Hall (09/12/11)
Alexander Burns Hall, age 56, of Oklahoma City, Okla., died on Friday, Sept. 9 at his home. He is the cousin of Viga Hall, former resident of Monett. Plans are incomplete under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett.
Lyla Gates (09/12/11)
Lyla Rauch Gates, age 97, of Aurora, passed away at 2:35 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, in her home. She was born to Orion Wilson and Nellie Juno (Bailey) Bass in Springdale, Ark. on April 29, 1914. She attended schools in Monett, graduating with the class of 1932. She has been a resident of Aurora since 1940...
Shirley Williams (09/09/11)
Shirley A. Williams, age 73, of Shell Knob, died on Thursday, Sept. 8. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, in Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, and at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, in Shell Knob First Christian Church, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob...
James Williams (09/09/11)
James D. Williams, age 50, of Seligman, died at 8:10 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, in St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, in Tucks Chapel Cemetery in Rogers, Ark., under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Daniel Branham (09/08/11)
Daniel Branham, age 46, of Aurora, died on Sept. 4. Graveside services were held on Sept. 8 at Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora. Arrangements were under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett.
Walter Schulz (09/07/11)
Walter Len "Lennie" Schulz, age 52, of Purdy, died at 2:47 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 6 in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, near Butterfield, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Luella Johnson (09/07/11)
Luella Evelyn Johnson, age 82, of Shell Knob, died on Aug. 31 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 at the White Funeral Home in Cassville. Cremation will follow the services.
Lela Showers (09/07/11)
Lela Arlene Showers, age 86, of Aurora, died on Thursday, Sept. 3, at her home. Funeral services, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, were held on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Josephine Heintz (09/07/11)
Josephine Mary Heintz, age 92, of Golden, died on Monday, Sept. 5 at the St. John's Hospital in Berryville, Ark. Memorial services will be held on Friday, Sept. 9 at the All Faith United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville...
George Gray (09/07/11)
George Wesley Gray, age 93, died on Sept. 5 at Chapman Valley Manor in Chapman, Kan. He is survived by a daughter, Diane Hargett, and husband, Noble, of Monett. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 at the F.C. Hill Memorial Wesleyan Church in Miltonvale, Kan. Burial will be in the Miltonvale Cemetery...
Patricia Gannon (09/07/11)
Patricia Sue Gannon, age 66, of Shell Knob, died at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, in Central Community United Methodist Church, in Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial will be in Lake Park Memorial Gardens, Shell Knob...
Eugene Darter (09/07/11)
Eugene Darter, age 86, of Aurora, died at 5:34 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. A graveside service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Orange Cemetery...
Helen Brandt (09/07/11)
Helen Mildred Brandt, age 92, of Clever, died on Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Aurora Nursing Center. Funeral services, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, were held on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the Union Ridge Baptist Church, in Clever. Burial was in the Marionville IOOF Cemetery...
Dr. Francisco Esparrago, Jr. (09/07/11)
Dr. Francisco "Frank" Reyes Esparrago Jr., M.D., died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. Frank was born on May 8, 1940 in Bacon Sorsogon, Philippines, the only son of Francisco and Maura Esparrago. He grew up in the Philippines and graduated from the University of Santo Tomas, College of Medicine in 1963. ...
Wilma Jones (09/02/11)
Wilma L Jones, age 82, formerly of Cassville, Missouri, died at Circle of Life Hospice Center in Bentonville, Ark. on Thursday, Sept. 1. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 3 p.m. at the White Funeral Home, Cassville. The family will receive friends on Friday, Sept. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home...
Nancy Williams (09/01/11)
Nancy Louise Williams, age 71, of Monett, passed away on Wednesday Aug. 31, 2011 at 6 a.m. in her home. Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett. Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Howerton officiating. Burial to follow services at Monett I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Monett...
Pansy Bricker (09/01/11)
Pansy Bricker, age 84, os Stotts City, died on Aug. 31 at her home. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 2 at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Goss Cemetery, northeast of Stotts City...
James Farris (09/01/11)
James "Jamie" Andrew Farris, Jr., age 42, of Golden, died at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at his home in Golden. No services are planned at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
John Banes (09/01/11)
John Douglas Banes, age 58, of Monett, MO, died on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Funeral services were held on Aug. 28 at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Butterfield. The complete paid obituary was published in the September 1, 2011 issue of the Monett Times Newspaper...
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