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Obituaries from April 2012

Wilma Holman (04/30/12)
Wilma Elizabeth Veith Holman, age 94, a lifetime resident of Lawrence County, died on Friday, April 27. Funeral services for Mrs. Holman will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2 at the First Baptist Church in La Russell. Interment will be in Union Cemetery near Stotts City. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home...
Donald Bassore (04/30/12)
Donald James Bassore, age 76, of Marionville, died on Friday morning, April 27 at the Ozarks Methodist Manor in Marionville. A funeral service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, was held on Sunday, April 29, at the Marionville First Baptist Church. Burial was in the Marionville IOOF Cemetery...
Eleanor Smidt (04/30/12)
Eleanor K. Smidt, age 94, of Freistatt, Mo., departed this life at 8:17 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2012 at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon, Mo. Eleanor was born on Nov. 20, 1917 in Pender, Neb., one of 11 children born to Hans Simonsen and Lena (Tonjes) Simonsen. Eleanor was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistatt where she was involved in the Lutheran Braille Workers and L.W.M.L. "Ladies Aid." She was also a member of the Freistatt Friendship Club and the Senior Citizens Center...
Gary Greek (04/26/12)
Gary "Fuzzie" Greek, age 55, of Shell Knob, died on Sunday, April 22 at Mercy Hospital in Berryville, Ark. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home, Cassville. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Teddy Sims (04/26/12)
Teddy R. Sims, age 74, of Exeter, died at 11:05 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, in the Purdy Community Center. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Liman Maple (04/25/12)
s Liman Samuel Maples, age 100, of Aurora, died at 1:10 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Aurora Nursing Center. A funeral service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at the Wilson Avenue Baptist Church in Aurora, with burial at the Maple Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until service time at the church...
Gene Pruett (04/25/12)
Gene Curtis Pruett, age 87, of Freistatt, died at 9:55 p.m. on Monday, April 23. No services are planned at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Clyde Wendler (04/25/12)
Clyde Edgar Wendler, 85, of Miami, Okla., died on Monday, February 29, 2012. Clyde was born Jan. 5, 1927 in Stotts City, Mo. and was raised in Freistatt, Mo. On January 23, 1948 he married Betty Rawlings, of Monett, Mo. They lived and raised their family in Monett for the next 62 years. ...
James Mattingly (04/23/12)
James "Paul" Mattingly, age 73, of Cassville, died at 12:01 p.m. on Thursday, April 19. Funeral services were held on April 22, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery, Cassville.
Norma Miller (04/23/12)
Norma Lee Miller, age 79, of Mt. Vernon, died at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at the Culbertson-Smith Mortuary in Wichita, Kan. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25 at the Culbertson-Smith Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Maize Park Cemetery in Maize, Kan...
Rev. Arthur Schmidly (04/23/12)
Rev. Arthur William Schmidly, age 94, of Mt. Vernon, died at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Mt. Vernon. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, in the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home with burial at the Harvey Cemetery near LaRussell. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 23, in the funeral home chapel...
Loren Strouse (04/23/12)
Loren C. Strouse, age 81, of Monett, Mo., passed away suddenly on Friday, April 20, 2012, at Cox-Monett Hospital. Loren was born on Aug. 21, 1930, in Hutchison, Kan., the son of the late John and Rosemond (Hewes) Strouse. Loren graduated from Greenwood High School in Greenwood, Ark. ...
Clifford Thomas (04/23/12)
Mr. Clifford Odell Thomas, 71, of Reeds, Mo. departed this life on Thursday evening, April 19, 2012 at the Sarcoxie Nursing Center in Sarcoxie, Mo. after a recent decline in health. Clifford entered this life on Jan. 25, 1941 in Leesville, La. to the late Odell and Georgia Lucress (Burnett) Thomas...
Jerry Shriver (04/20/12)
Jerry Allen Shriver, age 24, of Keithville, La., formerly of Aurora and a past member of the Junior ROTC program at the Southwest Area Career Center in Monett, died at 1:23 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident...
Faye Harvill (04/19/12)
Faye A. Harvill, age 83, of Pierce City, died at 2:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18 at Benchmark Healthcare in Monett. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 at Shoal Creek Church. Burial will be in the Pierce City Cemetery at a later date. Mrs. Harvill has been cremated at her request...
Champ Marney (04/19/12)
Champ J.R. Marney, age 66, of Rocky Comfort, Mo., passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012, atFreeman West Hospital, Joplin, Mo. He was born on June 9, 1945, in Wheaton, Mo., the son of Champ and Kate (McNeill) Marney. On April 9, 1966, he was united in marriage to Linda Hailey, who survives. ...
Mia Vizcaya (04/18/12)
Mia Roze Steele-Vizcaya, daughter of Laura Beth Jewell and Oscar Vizcaya, of Monett, died on Friday April 13 at Mercy Hospital in Aurora. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time. Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Mo...
Audra Roach (04/18/12)
Audra Lillie Mae Roach, age 98, of St. Paul, Ark., passed away on April 7, 2012 at Country Side Retirement Center in Huntsville, Ark. She was born on Feb. 20, 1914 in McCurtain, Okla., the daughter of John Marion Cloud and Gertrude Dale Wiley Cloud...
James Pomeroy (04/18/12)
James Gerald Pomeroy, 74, of Monett, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at his home. He was born on Aug. 14, 1937 in Grant County, N.M., the son of the late John and Grace (Woods) Pomeroy and Doris Pomeroy. He was united in marriage on Feb. 12, 1971 to Patricia Ann Jansen and she survives...
Champ Marney (04/18/12)
Champ J.R. Marney, age 66, of Rocky Comfort, died at 4:18 p.m., on Monday, April 16, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial will be in Rocky Comfort Cemetery, Rocky Comfort...
Erwin Kottmeyer (04/18/12)
Erwin Kottmeyer, age 93, of Freistatt, Mo., passed away at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2012 at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon, Mo. Erwin was born on Dec. 22, 1918 in Mt. Vernon, Mo., the son of Carl Kottmeyer and Ella (Doennig) Kottmeyer...
Frances Hicks (04/18/12)
Frances J. Hicks, age 88, of Champaign, Ill., formerly of Monett, died at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Illini Heritage Rehab and Health Care in Champaign. Mrs. Hicks was a waitress and a homemaker. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters and served as Eucharistic Minister at the church. She liked crochet, knitting, crafts and puzzles. She loved serving her Lord...
Faye Harvill (04/18/12)
Faye Harvill, age 83, of Pierce City, died at 2:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18 at Benchmark Healthcare in Monett. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City.
Spc. Alonzo Grey (04/18/12)
Specialist Alonzo Duane Grey, age 28, of Hinesville, Ga., formerly of Jenkins, died on Monday, April 9, at his home. Full military funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 21 at 1 p.m. at the White Funeral Home in Cassville, with burial at Clio Cemetery in Jenkins. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 20 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home...
Janice Fair (04/18/12)
Janice Joann Fair, age 55, of Seligman, died at 11:20 a.m. on Thursday, April 14. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, in the home of J.W. Wishon, 1301 Frost, Seligman. Cremation arrangements were under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
John Boucher (04/18/12)
John David Boucher, age 68, of Monett, Mo. passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Cox Monett Hospital. He was born on Dec. 26, 1943 in Aurora, Mo., the son of the late Enoch and Ruth (Lautaret) Boucher. John served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps during the Viet Nam War...
Mia Vicaya (04/16/12)
Mia Roze Steele-Vicaya died on Friday, April 13, at Mercy Hospital in Aurora. Full arrangements will be announced at a later time. Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett.
Mary Tucker (04/16/12)
Mary Willoughby Tucker, age 51, of Success, formerly of Monett, died on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at West Plains Hospital. She was born on Oct. 9, 1960, the daughter of Clifford Wall and Gladys Wall Smalley in Richwoods. Mary was a homemaker and was very loving and kind to everyone...
Robert Horner (04/16/12)
Robert Eugene (Bob) Horner, age 87, of Cassville, died on Thursday, April 12, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 15, at White Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial was at Horner Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville...
Mary Glass (04/16/12)
Mary Louisa Wilcock-Glass passed away on April 11, 2012 and was reunited with her husband, Wendell, after 13 years. MaryLou was born on Oct. 10, 1939 in Las Vegas, Nev. to Roy and Ruby LeSueur. She was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and loved living in Mesa, Ariz. for the first and last part of her life...
Russell Davenport (04/16/12)
Russell K. Davenport, age 69, of Pineville, died at 11:50 p.m. on Friday, April 13. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17 in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Russell Cemetery, Butterfield. Visitation will be held from 10 until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
John Boucher (04/16/12)
John David Boucher, age 68, of Monett, died on Saturday evening, April 14, at Cox Monett Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 20, at the Buchanan Funeral Home Chapel. Interment and military honors will be at the Waldensian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home...
Sylvia Hultgren (04/13/12)
Sylvia Louise Hultgren, age 95, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on April 9, 2012. Sylvia was born on May 1, 1916 to Floyd Noble McIntosh and Anna Maude Albright McIntosh in Purdy, Mo. Sylvia attended school in Purdy where she was valedictorian of her high school graduating class in 1933 and went on to attend Monett Junior College (1933-35). ...
Sylvester Cook (04/13/12)
Sylvester C. Cook, age 98, of Aurora, died at 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11 at the Aurora Nursing Center. A funeral Mass, under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home was held on Friday, April 13, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial was in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Billings...
Glenn Childress (04/13/12)
For many years, Glenn owned and operated the G & C Painting Company in the Purdy and Cassville area of southeastern Missouri. He later was trained as a turret lathe operator used for repetitive production of duplicate parts in the construction of valves for the Geo Source Valve Company. He continued to work in that capacity for many years...
Lucille Aspiasu (04/13/12)
Lucille V. Aspiasu, age 80, of Cassville, died at 9:20 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 16, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Viney Creek Cemetery, Golden. Visitation will be held from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Hansford Ash (04/13/12)
Hansford Lester Ash, age 89, of Cassville, died at 1 a.m. on Thursday, April 12. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 16, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Sierra Graessle (04/11/12)
Sierra Lynn Graessle, 22 months, of Monett, died on Saturday April 7 in Monett. Visitation will be held on Friday April 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m. at Cox Cemetery in Monett...
Vesta Whisner (04/11/12)
Vesta "Maxine" Whisner, age 67, of Sarcoxie, formerly of Stotts City, died at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, April 6, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. A memorial service, under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14 at the Stotts City Baptist Church...
Curtis Reed (04/11/12)
Curtis Leroy Reed, age 64, of Purdy, died at 7:08 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Eugene Miller (04/11/12)
Eugene "Gene" Miller, 84, of Purdy, passed away on Monday April 9, 2012 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He was born on May 21, 1927 in Purdy, Mo., the son of the late John and Anna (Storck) Miller. He was the retired president of First State Bank in Purdy and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Stones Prairie in Purdy, Mo., where he was in the church men's club. Gene also served in the Army during the Korean War...
Allan Goodson (04/11/12)
Allan Dean Goodson, age 62, of Aurora, died on Monday, April 9. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 in the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora.
Doris Goodman (04/11/12)
Doris Goodman, age 83, of Monett, Mo., died on Monday, April 9, 2012 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. She was born on July 28, 1928, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Claude and Pearl (Ashlock) Neely. She graduated from Monett High School and Monett Junior College...
Peggy Dalton (04/11/12)
Peggy L. Dalton, age 75, a life-long resident of Washburn, died on Thursday, April 5. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 7, at the White Funeral Home. Burial was at Roller Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville...
Bobby Bible (04/11/12)
Bobby Gene Bible, age 86, of Stotts City, died at 7:44 a.m. on Monday, April 10 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 13 at the Church of the Nazarene in Monett. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene prior to the services. Burial will be in the Rocky Comfort Cemetery...
Blanche Wilson (04/09/12)
Blanche "Maxine" Wilson, age 93, of Shell Knob, died on Saturday, April 7. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in Community Faith Church, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Cassville...
Thomas Plopper (04/09/12)
Thomas Dean Plopper, age 41, of Sarcoxie, formerly of Monett, died on Friday, April 6. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 13 at New Site Cemetery in Monett. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett...
Gladys Bond (04/06/12)
Gladys I. Bond, age 93, of Shell Knob, died at 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, in Viola Baptist Church, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial will be in Viola Cemetery...
Firn D. Henderson (04/05/12)
Firn Dale Henderson, age 93, of Mt. Vernon, passed away on March 28 at Lawrence County Manor. She was a former Vaisey-Bristol Shoe Factory employee. She is survived by two sons: Bill Stanford and wife, Glenda, of Mt. Vernon; and Blake Stanford and wife, Shirley, of Monett; one sister: Pauline Rodgers, of Mt. Vernon; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; lots of family and close friends...
Rose Staponski (04/05/12)
Rose Anne Staponski, age 81, of Pierce City, Mo., died on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Freeman Health System West in Joplin, Mo. Mrs. Staponski was born in Purdy, Mo. on Saturday, March 7, 1931. She was the daughter of John and Nettie (Pozniak) Feeney...
Rose Staponski (04/04/12)
Rose Anne Staponski, age 81, of Pierce City, died at 5:35 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3 at Freeman West in Joplin. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City.
Rhoda Rice (04/04/12)
Rhoda Lee Rice, age 56, of Cassville, died on Sunday, April 1. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Dorothy Parnell (04/04/12)
Dorothy Marie Parnell, age 72, of Verona, died at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 1, in her home. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, at the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home in Miller, with burial at the Misemer Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the funeral home chapel...
Leo Lionberger (04/04/12)
Leo Dean Lionberger, age 61, of Mt. Vernon, died on Saturday, March 31, in his home.
A memorial celebration will be held at a later date. The Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon has conducted the local arrangements.
Linda Nelson (04/04/12)
Linda Ileen Nelson, age 60, of Monett, Mo., passed away on Friday evening, March 30, 2012 at Cox-South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Linda was born on Aug. 8, 1951 in Tonasket, Wash., the daughter of Roy Elmer Rise and Myrtle Ileen (Mohr) Rise. ...
Victoria Stevens (04/02/12)
Victoria Louise Stevens, 53, of Monett, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. She was born on Feb. 12, 1959 in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of the late Richard and Virginia Jean (Martin) Smith. She was a secretary and an artist. She was a member of the Lac Du Flambeau of Ojibwe Tribe and later adopted by the Kickapoo Tribe...
Linda Nelson (04/02/12)
Linda Ileen Nelson, age 60, of Monett, died at 10:40 p.m. on Friday, March 30 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home in Monett.
Melvin Harker (04/02/12)
Melvin Foster "Mel" Harker, age 91, of Shell Knob, died at 11:40 a.m. on Friday, March 30. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, in Shell Knob First Christian Church, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial with military honors will be in Lake Park Memorial Gardens, Shell Knob...
Louise Clapper (04/02/12)
Louise Clapper, age 87, of Pierce City, died at 9:58 a.m. on Sunday, April 1 at Benchmark Health Center in Monett. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Pierce City...
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