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Obituaries from October 2011

Bithel Mahan (10/31/11)
Bithel Franklin Mahan, age 87, of Marionville, died at 8:29 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at his home...
Leoma Pierce (10/31/11)
Leoma "Lee" O. Pierce, age 89, of Pierce City, MO died on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at Cox Monett Hospital in Monett, MO following a short illness. Mr. Pierce was born in Ritchey, MO on Thursday, Aug. 10, 1922. He was the son of Olynthus Levi and Frances LaRue (Callaway) Pierce...
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Leoma "Lee" O. Pierce, age 89, of Pierce City, MO died on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at Cox Monett Hospital in Monett, MO following a short illness. Mr. Pierce was born in Ritchey, MO on Thursday, Aug. 10, 1922. He was the son of Olynthus Levi and Frances LaRue (Callaway) Pierce...
Jerry Fulp (10/31/11)
Jerry D. Fulp, age 78, of Monett, MO, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 in his home surrounded by his family. Jerry was born in Aurora, MO on Jan. 24, 1933 to Charles Ted "Johnny" and Juanita (Hilton) Fulp. Jerry graduated from Aurora High School and served in the United States Marine Corps where he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan...
Duane Truman (10/27/11)
Duane Edward Truman, age 71, of Cassville, died on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial with military honors will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Wilbur Gremling (10/27/11)
Wilbur Franklin Gremling, age 72, of Aurora, died at 4:15 p.m. on Oct. 25, in his home. The Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home has conducted arrangements and no services are planned at this time.
Tracy Zinn (10/26/11)
Tracy Ann Zinn, age 52, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Aurora, died at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. A graveside service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Maple Park Cemetery...
Leroy Krueger (10/26/11)
Leroy Krueger, age 90, of Monett, MO, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 at his residence following a short illness. Leroy was born on Nov. 2, 1920 in Freistatt, MO, the son of Richard and Hilda (Block) Krueger. He was a graduate of Pierce City High School with the Class of 1939. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. For over 40 years, Leroy worked for the Missouri Department of Agriculture as a fresh fruit and vegetable inspector...
James Starnes (10/26/11)
James Elvis Starnes, age 75, of Exeter, died on Sunday, Oct. 23. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter.
Doris Long (10/26/11)
Doris Jean Long, age 82, of Lampe, died at 12:34 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 23, at Tablerock Healthcare, Kimberling City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 28, in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial will be in Lake Park Memorial Gardens, Shell Knob...
Carl Henbest (10/26/11)
Carl L. Henbest, age 76, of Cassville, died at 12:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Cassville. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Marty Boyd (10/26/11)
Marty Leon Boyd, age 44, of Cassville, died at 8:50 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, in Washburn First Baptist Church. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri...
Larry Stroud (10/24/11)
Larry Gene Stroud, age 65, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Larry was born on Oct. 16, 1946 to Carl and Pauline (Maberry) Stroud. He was a graduate of Pierce City High School and attended Missouri State University. He graduated from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in 1972...
Betty Lou Medlin (10/24/11)
Betty Lou Medlin, 78, of Monett passed away on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at Cox South in Springfield. She was born on July 20, 1933 in Monett, the daughter of the late Marvin and Eva (Spain) Johnson. She was united in marriage on Oct. 15, 1992 in Monett to Bill Medlin, he survives...
Leroy Krueger (10/24/11)
Leroy H. Krueger, age 90, of Monett, died at his home on Sunday, Oct. 23. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home in Monett.
Irene Henson (10/24/11)
Memorial Services for Irene Louise (Avondet) Henson, age 92, of Pierce City, will be held on Saturday, October 29 at 11 a.m. at the Waldensian Presbyterian Church in Monett, Missouri. Irene was the daughter of Henry and Elva (Malan) Avondet, the fourth of 10 children...
Gary Gray (10/24/11)
Gary Earl Gray, age 61, of Mt. Vernon, died at 12:45 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark. Burial will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon...
Doris Reed (10/24/11)
Doris Virginia Reed, age 80, of Monett, died at 7:13 a.m. on Friday, October 21. Funeral services wereheld on Monday, Oct. 24, Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter.
Darlene Buck (10/24/11)
Darlene Natalie Buck, age 85, of Cassville, died at 8:40 a.m., on Thursday, Oct. 20, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
James Mieswinkel (10/21/11)
James E. "Truck" Mieswinkel, age 69, of Mt. Vernon, died at 9:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the St. John's Hospital in Springfield, A funeral service was held on Friday, Oct. 21, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Burial was in the Mt. Vernon City Cemetery...
Billy Henry (10/21/11)
Billy Gene Henry, age 56, of Washburn, Missouri died on Wednesday, Oct. 19...
Julia Cooper (10/20/11)
Julia F. Cooper, age 92, of Eagle Rock, died at 7 a.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Medicalodge in Neosho. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 22, in Roaring River Baptist Church, Eagle Rock, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Munsey Cemetery, Eagle Rock...
Edna Owens (10/20/11)
Edna J. Owens, age 94, of Wheaton, died at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial will be in Arnhart Cemetery, near Purdy. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton...
Wylma Swaffar (10/20/11)
Wylma Darlene Swaffar, age 81, of Purdy, MO, passed from this life at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 while at the Webb City Health and Rehab Center in Webb City, MO. Wylma was born on Jan. 3, 1930 in Purdy, MO, the daughter of the late Porter DeWitt Swaffar and Verna Mae (Prier) Swaffar. ...
Marvin Gilliam (10/19/11)
Marvin D. Gilliam, 81, of Monett passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 at Cox Monett Hospital. He was born on Sept. 30, 1930 in Ash Grove, MO, the son of Homer and Hazel (Hawkins) Gilliam. He was united in marriage on May 22, 1949 to Violet Tingle in Joplin, MO and she survives...
Kathryn Ellis (10/19/11)
Kathryn Ruth Ellis, age 75, of Washburn, died at 7:20 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Washburn First Baptist Church. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Clara Brandon (10/19/11)
Clara Elizabeth Brandon, age 99, of Cassville, died in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, Oct. 17. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Mineral Springs Cemetery.
James Loftin (10/19/11)
James Burl Loftin, age 83, of Aurora, died at 8:10 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Ozarks Methodist Manor in Marionville. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, with burial at the Maple Park Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the service...
Wylma Swaffar (10/19/11)
Wylma D. Swaffar, age 81, of Purdy, died at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Webb City Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home of Monett.
Larry Means (10/19/11)
Larry "Foxy" Means, age 69, of St. Joseph, Mo., died on Monday, Oct. 17 at his home. He was born on Nov. 10, 1941 to Wilbur and Cleo (Justus) Means. Larry married Elda M. "Bubbles" Tiesel on Sept. 27, 2003. She survives of the home. He served in the Missouri Air National Guard from January 1964 to January 1970 during the Vietnam Era. ...
William White (10/17/11)
William "Bill" Harvey White, 68, of Butterfield, died on Friday, Oct. 14, at Red Rose Health and Rehab in Cassville. Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 17, at at the White Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial was at Russell Cemetery in Butterfield...
Rose Knott (10/17/11)
Rose Ann Knott, age 86, of Monett, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at her home in Monett, MO. She was born on Aug. 7, 1925, in Pulaskifield, MO, the daughter of the late Joe and Rose (Bartkoski) Wrobleski. She was united in marriage on May 13, 1950, to Robert Knott in Pulaskifield. He preceded her in death in September 2001...
Mary Courdin (10/17/11)
Mary Helen Courdin, age 81, of Monett, MO, passed away on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, while at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, MO, following a sudden illness. Mary Helen Matthews and Gene Austin Courdin were united in marriage on June 4, 1953, in Monett. They were blessed with over 52 years together. To this union five children were born. Gene preceded her in death on July 6, 2005. Also preceding her in death was her brother, Charles L. Matthews...
Ruby Carpenter (10/17/11)
Ruby Bernice (Cordell) Carpenter, age 92, of Green Forest, AR, formerly of Monett, passed away on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at her home in Green Forest. She was born on Feb. 16, 1919 in Viola, MO, the daughter of Festus and Etta (Craft) Cordell. She was united in marriage on Nov. 18, 1937, to Raymond Carpenter in Cassville, MO. He preceded her in death on May 24, 1994...
Kenneth Howe (10/14/11)
Kenneth W. Howe, age 53, of Aurora, formerly of Monett, died on Thursday Oct. 13 at his home. Visitation will be held on Monday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennett Wormington Funeral Home in Monett. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield...
Dorothy Devine (10/14/11)
Dorothy Rose "Dottie" Devine, age 86, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Shell Knob, died at 12:46 a.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2011. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.
Louise Welsandt (10/14/11)
Louise Welsandt, age 95, of Elyria, Ohio, formerly of Monett, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at the Avon Oaks Nursing Center in Avon, Ohio. Louise was born on Aug. 29, 1916, in Butterfield, MO, the daughter of the late Daniel A. Cowherd and Addie (Lane) Cowherd. She worked for Jumping Jacks Shoe in Monett for over 27 years. She was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Monett. She was also a member of the Altar Society as well as the Pleasant Dale Club...
James Hill (10/13/11)
James Elmer Hill, age 90, of Mt. Vernon, died at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at his residence...
Beverly Sippy (10/13/11)
Beverly J. Sippy, 79, formerly of Monett, MO, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at the Sterling House Assisted Living Center in Bartlesville, OK. Beverly was born May 23, 1932, to C.A. and Mildred Taylor. She grew up and attended school in the Vinita, OK, area and graduated from Vinita High School in 1950. She also attended NEO in Miami, OK...
Beverly Sippy (10/12/11)
Beverly J. Sippy, age 79, of Bartlesville, OK, formerly of Monett, pdied on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Sterling House Assisted Living Center in Bartlesville...
Ruby Sanders (10/12/11)
Ruby D. Sanders, age 100, of Washburn, died at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Roller Cemetery, Washburn. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Stoney Heatherly (10/12/11)
Stoney Heatherly, age 85, of Exeter, died on Sunday, Oct. 9 at his home. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home and Crematory in Cassville.
Valerie Hayden (10/12/11)
Valerie (Davis) Hayden, age 41, of Cassville, died at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, October 9. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, in Mill Street Church of Christ, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri.
Clarice Haimbaugh (10/12/11)
Clarice Marie Haimbaugh, age 79, of Exeter, died on Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Willard Care Center. There are no services planned at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home and Crematory in Cassville.
Mary Friar (10/12/11)
Mary Frances Friar, age 89, of Miller, died at 7:35 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9 in the Lincoln Community Nursing Home in Lincoln. A funeral service was held at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 12 in the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home in Miller and burial was in the Shiloh Cemetery...
Kelli Braden (10/12/11)
Kelli Rene Braden, age 51, of Monett, died on Saturday, Oct. 8 at her home. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home in Monett.
Dale C. Bishoff (10/12/11)
Dale Cloyd Bishoff, 89, of Monett, Mo., died at 4:50 a.m. on Oct. 11, 2011, at Cox Monett Hospital. Mr. Bishoff was born on March 29, 1922 in Swissvale, Pa., the son of Harry J. and Hannah (Jones) Bishoff. He was a 1940 graduate of Wilkinsburg (Pa.) High School, a 1947 graduate of Penn State University and a 1950 graduate of Colgate-Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, NY. ...
Martha Bean (10/10/11)
Martha O. Bean, age 96, of Pierce City, died at 10:55 a.m. on Oct. 7 at Benchmark Healthcare in Monett. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Greenfield Cemetery...
Loretta Sims (10/10/11)
Loretta H. Sims, age 93, of Monett, MO, passed from this life on Friday evening, Oct. 7, 2011 at Benchmark Healthcare in Monett, MO. Loretta was born on Feb. 23, 1918 in Omaha, NE, the daughter of the late Hugh Hawkins and Sarah (Cohen) Hawkins. Loretta was raised in Nebraska where she attended school and later worked as a nurse's aide at St. ...
Andrew Carr (10/06/11)
Andrew Jason-Paul Carr, age 22, of Halltown, died at 7:45 a.m. on Oct. 5. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the home of his parents, Tammy and Gary Adams, in South Greenfield. Arrangements are under the direction of Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home of Miller...
Kirk Davenport (10/06/11)
Kirk Davenport, age 51, of Shell Knob, died at 7:44 p.m. on Oct. 4. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob.
Ella Terry (10/06/11)
Ella Mae Terry, age 84, died on Sept. 26 at Palm Harbor, Fla. She was born on June 22, 1927, the daughter of Carl and Lila Johnson, of Pierce City. She married Fulton Terry, of California, who preceded her in death in 2000. She is survived by their son: Dennis Terry and family, of Palm Harbor...
Clara Van Hise (10/05/11)
Clara Marie Van Hise, age 90, of Aurora, died at 7:50 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Aurora Nursing Center. In accordance with Clara's wishes, there will be no viewing. A memorial service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 in the First Baptist Church with burial at the Maple Park Cemetery...
Gary Stewart (10/05/11)
Gary Ray Stewart, age 72, of Cassville, died at 9:28 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct.6, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Marzell Squibb (10/05/11)
Marzell M. Squibb, age 83, of Lindsborg, Kan., died on Oct. 2. Local survivors include: Edna Rice and Shirley Adams, both of Purdy. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the First Baptist Church in Lindsborg. Burial was in the Elmwood Cemetery...
Helen Morgan (10/05/11)
Helen Berry (Curran) Morgan, age 88, of Cassville, died at 2:35 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, in Marshfield City Cemetery, Marshfield, MO under direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe...
Mary Manetzke (10/03/11)
Mary Ann Manetzke, age 72, of Aurora, died at 10:51 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. A funeral Mass, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 4, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Rosary will be held from 6 to 6:30 p.m. with visitation following until 8 p.m. all at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Oct. 3...
Mary Jane Lee (10/03/11)
Mary Jane "Nell" Lee, age 100, of Cassville, died at 8:15 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Cassville Health Care and Rehab. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery, Cassville...
Jack Jenkins (10/03/11)
Jack Daniels Jenkins was born at 4:17 a.m. on Sept. 28 and died at 6:25 a.m. on Sept. 28 at St. John's Hospital in Aurora. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Cox Cemetery, on Oct. 4.
Barbara Baker (10/03/11)
Barbara J. Baker, age 81, Neosho died at her home on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. Barbara was born May 14, 1930 to Omer D. Shepherd and Opal Cramer Shepherd in Pierce City, Missouri. She was a lifelong resident of the area. She taught for 25 years in the Neosho and Granby Public School Systems. ...
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