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Obituaries from February 2012

Willella Shanks (02/29/12)
Willella Louise Shanks, a long-time resident of Monett, Mo., passed away on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at the age of 95. Affectionately known as Willie, she will be remembered for her love of family, friends and commitment to God. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir for many years. ...
Verna Nations (02/29/12)
Verna Mae Nations, 81, of Cassville was called to her eternal rest on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. She died peacefully at home following a short battle with cancer. Verna Mae was born on April 23, 1930 in Purdy, Missouri, to John and Anna Miller. Siblings include: Elna Meister, Dorothy Miller, Marzella Hemmerling, Mildred Lilleoien and Gene Miller, all of which predeceased her except for Gene. ...
Jimmy Smith (02/29/12)
Jimmy Victor Smith, age 64, of Auburn, Wash., died on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Local survivors include his brother, John Smith, of Mt. Vernon. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 1, in Washington state. A graveside service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, at Beck Cemetery in Stotts City...
Harlan Gremmels (02/29/12)
Harlan Verbal Gremmels, age 81, of Stotts City, died at 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. The Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home has conducted local arrangements. A private family service will be held at a later date...
George Cobb (02/29/12)
George Wheeler Cobb, age 91, of Mt. Vernon, Mo., died on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at the Missouri Veteran's Home, in Mt. Vernon, Mo. He was born on July 12, 1920, in Arlington, Texas, to George Napolian Cobb and Della Mae (Lady) Cobb. Mr. Cobb lived in Fairview, Mo., for many years, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1942 - 1945, during WWII. He was an avid fisherman and hunter...
Jessica Self (02/27/12)
Jessica Ann Self, age 18, of Wentzville, Mo., died on Feb. 25 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. She was born on July 20, 1993 in Fort Lewis, Wash., the daughter of Wayne "Pete" Self, and Judy Self (nee Nappier), both of Wentzville, Mo. She was a senior at Holt High School and loved hanging out with friends, shopping, Cardinal games and enjoyed time at the beach. She worked for T.J. Maxx in Lake St. Louis and also baby sat. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church...
Willa Dunehew (02/27/12)
Willa "Jean" Dunehew, age 78, of Cape Fair, died at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28 in Cord, Ark. with visitation from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday in Qualls Funeral Home, Batesville, Arkansas. Arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob...
Lorene Cook (02/27/12)
Lorene B. Cook, age 86, of Pierce City, Mo., passed from this life on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at her daughter's home with her family by her bedside. Lorene was born on Sept.13, 1925, in Harrisburg, Ill., daughter of the late Charles Frederick Baugher and Iva (Mercer) Baugher...
Reva Brown (02/27/12)
Reva Loella Brown, age 91, of Cassville, died on Feb. 25. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. at the White Funeral Home in Cassville with burial to follow at Sparks Cemetery east of Butterfield. The family will receive friends on Tuesday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until service time. A complete obituary will be posted at a later time...
C.K. Bowman (02/27/12)
C.K. "Kenny" Bowman, age 84, of Freistatt, Mo., passed away on Friday evening, Feb. 24, 2012 at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon, Mo., due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Nov. 18, 2011. Kenny was born on Aug. 22, 1927 in Barry County, Mo., the son of Ernest and Ruth (Stanley) Bowman...
Lorene Young (02/24/12)
Lorene Doris Young, age 87, of Verona, Missouri, passed away at 4:30 a.m., on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. She was born on Jan. 20, 1925, in rural Miller, Missouri, the daughter of Perry and Edith (Whittenburg) Adcock...
Gary Schell (02/24/12)
l Gary Wayne Schell, age 56, of Exeter, died on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield. Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. at the White Funeral Home, Cassville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, at the White Funeral Home...
Marie Macaulay (02/24/12)
Marie Sue Parscale Macaulay, age 75, died unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 in Henderson, Nevada. She was born on Oct. 31, 1936 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Sue graduated from Loretto Academy, Kansas City, Mo. and then furthered her education with a degree in elementary education from the University of Arkansas and a master of arts in education from California State University, Sacramento. ...
Violet Gilliam (02/24/12)
Violet Maxine Gilliam, 82, of Monett, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 at Benchmark Health Care in Monett. She was born on April 20, 1929 in Joplin, the daughter of the late Richard and Pearl (Messer) Tingle. She was united in marriage on May 22, 1949 in Joplin, to Marvin Gilliam, he preceded her in death on October 18, 2011...
Jacqueline Clark (02/24/12)
Jacqueline "Jackie" Clark, age 76, of Shell Knob, died on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial will be in Painter Cemetery, Shell Knob. Visitation will be held from 10 until 11 a.m. on Saturday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob...
Norma Allen (02/23/12)
Norma Jean (Randolph) Allen, age 84, of Monett, died at 10:50 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri.
Daniel Anderson (02/23/12)
Daniel Anderson, age 62 of Verona, died on Sunday Feb. 19, at his home in Verona. Graveside services will be held on Friday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett...
Mary Reeves (02/23/12)
Leroy Earll (02/23/12)
Leroy Earll, age 67, of Pierce City, Mo., died on Monday, Feb. 20, at 4:45 a.m. in his home with family at his bedside. He was born on July 13, 1944 in Nevada, Mo. to William Earnest and Viola Gene (Perry) Earll. Leroy lived in Missouri most of his life. ...
Anita Stephens (02/22/12)
Anita Eileen Stephens, given name, Virginia Louise, age 69, of Cassville, died on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Benchmark Health Care in Monett. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. at the White Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will follow at Washburn Prairie Cemetery...
Nora Snyder (02/22/12)
Nora Naomi Cross Snyder, age 101, of Mt. Vernon, died at the Mt. Vernon Place Care Center at 1:15 a.m. on Feb. 18. A funeral service celebrating Naomi's life was held on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Summit Baptist Church. Burial was at the Salem Cemetery...
Michael Seeley (02/22/12)
Michael Joe Seeley, infant son of Meagan Skeen and Nicholas Seeley, of Cassville, was born and departed this life on Thursday, Feb. 16. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Martha Bennett (02/22/12)
Martha Virginia Bennett, age 87, of Cassville, died on Feb. 18, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Funeral services were held on Feb. 22, 2012 at the White Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville...
Jackie Linder (02/22/12)
Jackie Lee Linder, age 70, of Reeds, died at 9:52 p.m. on Sunday, Feb.19, at the Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar, A graveside service was held at on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Miller Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Miller. Arrangements were under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Miller...
Silas Holt (02/22/12)
Silas Holt, age 71, of Cassville, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Cassville.
Louise Cooper (02/22/12)
Louise Cooper, age 84, of Pierce City, died at 1:25 p.m. at Benchmark Healthcare in Monett. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 at Lakin Funeral Home chapel in Pierce City. Burial will be at a later date. Mrs. Cooper was cremated at her request...
Martha Bennett (02/22/12)
Martha Virginia Bennett, age 87, of Cassville, died on Feb. 18 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the White Funeral Home. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Elizabeth Wendler (02/20/12)
Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Wendler, age 85, of Miami, Okla. died on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. Betty was born on March 24, 1926 in Hockerville, Okla. to Nellie and Clarence Rawlings. Her early years were spent in Hockerville and Guymon, Okla. During the dustbowl era, the family moved to Missouri. ...
Phillis Pierce (02/20/12)
Phillis Jean Pierce, age 71, of Eagle Rock, died at 10:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
John Foland (02/20/12)
John O. Foland, age 73 of Jenkins, Mo. left this world and his loved ones on Feb.10, 2012. He leaves behind Sadonna Foland, his loving wife of 56 years; his daughter Cynthia and her husband, Steve Tennant, of Hanford, Calif.; a daughter, Lynette Davey, of Cassville; a son, Patrick L. Foland and his wife, Pamela, of Purdy...
Curtis Fobair (02/20/12)
Curtis Franklin Fobair, age 87, of Mt. Vernon, died at 12:12 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20 in the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Burial with full military honors, was in the Round Grove Cemetery...
Garry Champion (02/20/12)
Garry Eugene Champion, age 64, of Monett, Mo., formerly of Springfield, passed away on Feb. 18, 2012, at his home in Monett with his wife, Darlene, by his side. At 3:38 p.m., Garry's faith was made sight. Darlene had promised him she would hold his hand until God took it from her, and she was honored to keep that promise to him. He was ready to meet his Maker, and he leaves behind friends and family who will keep alive the memories of his humor, his wisdom, and his generous heart...
Melba Eakin (02/17/12)
Melba Sutton Eakin, age 66, of Shell Knob, died at 8:55 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 in Central Community United Methodist Church, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Memorials may be made to the Shell Knob Alliance of Churches...
Jonathan Clayton (02/17/12)
Jonathan Lee Clayton, age 41, of Pierce City, died at 8:20 a.m. on Feb. 16 at his home. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. No services are planned at this time and burial will be held at a later date...
Jessie Bridges (02/17/12)
Jessie Leigh Bridges, 25, of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. She was born on Feb. 21, 1986 in Claremore, Okla., the daughter of Betty (Woodard) Bridges, Aurora, the late Joe Wayne Bridges Sr., and step-father Ron Haga, of Aurora, and he survives...
Ruby Baker (02/17/12)
Ruby E. Spiva Baker, 71, of Wheaton, died on Feb. 11, 2012 at Cox Medical Center in Springfield, after a strong and courageous battle with cancer. Ruby was born on April 21, 1940 in Stella, Mo., the 10th of 12 children born to Everett and Ruby (Lentz) Spiva...
Loren Cole (02/16/12)
Loren Cole, age 90, of Monett, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at his home. Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Feb.18 at 10:30 a.m. at Monett I.O.O.F. Cemetery...
Loren Cole (02/16/12)
Loren Cole, age 90, of Monett, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at his home. Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Feb.18 at 10:30 a.m. at Monett I.O.O.F. Cemetery...
Charles Faulkner (02/16/12)
Charles Brixey Faulkner, age 78, of Shell Knob, Mo., passed away at 10 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at The Arbors at Lakewood Assisted Living Facility in Springfield, Mo. He was born on Feb. 11, 1934, in Springfield, Mo., the son of Charles Franklin and Frances Josephine (Brixey) Faulkner...
Herbert Richmond (02/15/12)
Herbert George Richmond, age 82, of Mt. Vernon, died at 4:35 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at his home. Arrangements have been conducted by the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. A private family service will be held at a later date.
Doris Hubert (02/15/12)
Doris Lea Hubert, age 71, of Mt. Vernon, died at 4:45 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 13 in her home. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, with burial at the Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery.
John Foland (02/15/12)
John O. Foland, age 73, of Jenkins, died on Feb. 10. A private funeral service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville.
Loren Cole (02/15/12)
Loren Cole, age 90, of Monett, died on Tuesday Feb. 14 at his home. Full arrangements will be announced later. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett.
Helen Clover (02/15/12)
Helen Roberta Clover, 91, of Marionville (formerly of Purdy) passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 at Ozark Methodist Manor in Marionville. She was born on May 21, 1920 in Enid, Okla., the daughter of the late William and Golda (Moody) Roach. She was united in marriage to Earl Clover in 1941 and he preceded her in death on March 29, 2006...
Ray Carver (02/15/12)
Ray Allen Carver, age 93, of Pierce City, passed away on Feb. 13 at Mercy St. John's in Springfield. Ray was born on Nov. 6, 1918 in Lawrence County, just east of Wentworth, Mo., the son of Andrew and Lydia Ford Carver. Shortly thereafter, they moved to the Dry Valley Community where he was reared with nine other siblings...
Danny Mackey (02/13/12)
Daniel "Danny" Allen Mackey, age 61, of Cassville, a 1968 Monett High School graduate, died on Friday, Feb. 10, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the White Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will follow at Arnhart Cemetery east of Purdy. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the White Funeral Home...
Charley Easley (02/13/12)
Charley "Ray" Easley, age 90, of Springdale, Ark., formerly of Eagle Rock, died on Saturday, Feb. 11. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Faith Regular Baptist Church, Elm Springs, Ark., under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Easley Cemetery, Eagle Rock...
George Coffey (02/13/12)
George W. Coffey, age 81, of Exeter, died at 9:16 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter. Visitation will be held from 6 until 7 p.m. Monday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Ray Carver (02/13/12)
Ray Carver, age 93, of Pierce City, died on Monday, Feb. 13. Plans are incomplete under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City.
David Vestal (02/10/12)
David Byrd Vestal, age 69, of Nevada, died at 9:11 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14 in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Brannon Mountain Cemetery in Madison County, Ark. There will be no visitation...
Betty Crossland (02/09/12)
Betty Jean Crossland, 75, of Monett, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 at Lacoba Nursing Center in Monett. She was born on March 13, 1936 in Mammoth Springs, Ark. the daughter of the late Bo and Anis (Swope) Adams. She was united in marriage on June 20, 1954 in Thayer, Mo. to Don Crossland, he survives...
Albert Jordan (02/08/12)
Albert "Lee" Jordan, age 86, of Crane, died at 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5 at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Mt. Vernon. A graveside service, with full military honors, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service in the funeral home chapel...
Raymond Carter (02/08/12)
Raymond E. Carter, age 47, of Belton, died on Sunday, Feb. 5. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 in Shell Knob Church of Christ, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial will be in Fields Cemetery, Shell Knob.
Leota Roden (02/06/12)
Leota F. Roden, age 81, of Cassville, died at 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2 in Mercy Hospital, Springfield. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6 in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville.
Charles Ellis (02/06/12)
Charles C. Ellis, age 86, of Marionville, died at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2 in his home. A graveside service, with full military honors, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Crane Community Cemetery...
Earl Telschow (02/03/12)
Earl T. Telschow, age 81, of Freistatt, passed away at 10:28 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 at the Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare Center in Crane. Earl was born Aug. 22, 1930 in Mellen, Wis., the son of Elmer Telschow and Mathilda (Nolde) Telschow. Earl was baptized as a child of God as an infant, and he confirmed his faith in God at the age of 14. He graduated from Marengo Community High School in Marengo, Ill...
Damian Littler (02/03/12)
Damian Allan Littler, infant son of Travis Allan Littler and Charlotte Ann Buttrum, died at 1:15 a.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 31 in Cox Monett Hospital. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Philip Elliot (02/03/12)
Philip D. Elliot, age 97, of Aurora, died on Jan. 31 at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. The service celebrating the life of Phil Elliot, under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, will be at Southside Baptist Church in Aurora, at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon I.O.O.F. Cemetery...
Mahala Baker (02/03/12)
Mahala "Jean" Baker, age 92, of Mt. Vernon died at 12:45 a.m. on Feb. 2 in her home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6 in the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with burial at the Mt. Vernon City Cemetery. Friends may visit the funeral home on Sunday, Feb. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m...
Lula Writer (02/01/12)
Lula Anna Writer, age 88, of Wentworth, died at 7:16 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 at her daughter's home in Monett. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Pierce City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City...
Earl Telschow (02/01/12)
Earl T. Telschow, age 81, of Freistatt, died at 10:32 p.m. on Jan. 31 at Ozark Mountain Regional Health Care in Crane. Services are incomplete at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett.
Johnny Reid (02/01/12)
Johnny O. Reid, age 76, of Cassville, died at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 in Community Faith Church, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville...
Shelby Pietz (02/01/12)
Shelby Taylor Pietz, age 33, formerly of Cassville, died on Thursday, Jan. 26, in Springfield. A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the White Funeral Home in Cassville.
LeRoy Munson (02/01/12)
LeRoy Hans Munson, age 80, died on Jan. 28 in Eagle Rock. Memorials may be made to the Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano Fire Department First Responders and entrusted to White Funeral Home. Cremation is under the direction of White Funeral Home and Crematory in Cassville...
Una Lavelock (02/01/12)
Una Sue Lavelock, age 69, of Monett, Mo., passed away at her residence on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 in her home with her loving family by her side. Sue was born May 14, 1942 in Souder, Mo., to Emmett Kenneth and Euna Burtrus (Graham) Chitwood. She attended Huckleberry Elementary School and the Ava High School. She moved to Kansas City, Mo. in March 1960. Sue enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, fishing, the great outdoors and traveling...
Robert Hilton (02/01/12)
Robert "Bob" Lemuel Hilton, age 89, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of the Barry and Lawrence counties area, died on Jan. 28 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Graveside services will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Van Buren Cemetery near Wentworth...
Larry Gautney (02/01/12)
Larry James "Jim" Gautney, age 75, of Cassville, died at 6:25 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, in Clio Cemetery, Jenkins, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri. There will be no visitation...
Jenny Garner (02/01/12)
Jenny Ann Garner, age 17, of Pierce City, Mo., died suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Cox Monett Hospital. Jenny was born in Dallas, Texas on Friday, March 18, 1994. She was the daughter of Bryce and Julie (George) Garner. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Pierce City, Mo. ...
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