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Obituaries from May 2012

Lucille McAvoy (05/31/12)
Lucille (Hagedorn) McAvoy, 91, of Monett passed away at 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at her home. Lucille was born in rural Pierce City, on June 27, 1920, the daughter of the late Tony and Anna Hagedorn. She had two older sisters, Wilma Landoll and Marie Renkoski, as well as one younger sister, Virginia Weistling, all have preceded her in death...
Frank Williams (05/31/12)
Frank Williams, age 95, formerly of Mt. Vernon, died on May 27, at his home in North Kansas City. A graveside service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at the Maple Park Cemetery, in Aurora. Visitation will be held from 1 to 1:45 p.m. in the funeral home...
Thelma Stephens (05/31/12)
Thelma "Babe" Stephens, age 87, of Washburn, died on Monday, May 28, at Ashley Health and Rehabilitation in Rogers, Ark. Services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, at the White Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial was in Washburn Prairie Cemetery...
Louis Gillespie (05/31/12)
Louis Gillespie, age 79 of Rocky Comfort, will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 1, at White Funeral Home in Cassville, with burial to follow at Rocky Comfort Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home...
Doris Young (05/29/12)
Doris (Bush) Young, 83 of Farmington, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 2, 1929 in Cassville, Mo. She was a faithful member of Gospel Light Free Will Baptist Church. Doris loved planting flowers and was known for her amazing flowerbeds...
Bobby Bible (05/29/12)
Bobby Lee Bible, age 21, a lifetime resident of Stotts City, Mo., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, May 25, 2012 while at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo., following a courageous battle with muscular dystrophy. Bobby was born on Oct. ...
Roy Johnson (05/29/12)
Roy W. Johnson, age 78, of Kirkwood, died at 10:45 p.m. at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Mr. Johnson was cremated at his request...
Donna Smiley (05/29/12)
Donna Irene "Donney" Smiley, age 91, of Shell Knob, died at 6:25 p.m., on Sunday, May 27, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, May 30, in Fields Cemetery, Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob...
James Killman (05/29/12)
James "Jim" Killman, age 76, of Rogers, Ark., formerly of Monett, died on Sunday, May 27. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial with military honors was in Log Church Memorial Gardens, Butterfield...
Nadine Fredrick (05/29/12)
Nadine H. Fredrick, age 91, of Branson, widow of the late Leon Fredrick, of Monett, died at 3:10 a.m. on Sunday, May 27, at the Forsyth Nursing and Rehab Center. A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, at the Maple Park Cemetery, in Aurora. Arrangements are under the direction of Crafton Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora...
Leon Faucett (05/29/12)
Leon Dean Faucett, age 84, of Mt. Vernon, died at 2:15 a.m. on Friday, May 25, at the Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. A funeral service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, at the United Methodist Church in Aurora. A private burial was held at Zion Cemetery neighboring the Faucetts' home...
Doralee Greeson (05/29/12)
Doralee Stearns-Greeson, age 95, of Mt. Vernon, died at 1:50 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at the Mt. Vernon Place Care Center. A funeral service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, at the First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon with burial at the Ozark Prairie "Brick" Cemetery...
Gerald Hartin (05/29/12)
Gerald Winfred "Jerry" Hartin, age 49, of Washburn, died at 2:51 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Lee Wilson (05/29/12)
Lee M. Wilson, age 71, of Exeter, died on Monday, May 28. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, in Fields Cemetery, Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Judy Cross (05/29/12)
Judy E. Cross, 69, Fairview, Mo., died on May 27, 2012 at Freeman Neosho Hospital, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Cross was born on Sept. 8, 1942 in Thedford, Neb. and moved to the Fairview area in 1975 from Nebraska. She had worked at the Arc of the Ozarks, in Monett, and in the food service department of Crowder College. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She had been active in 4-H, Boy Scouts and enjoyed cake decorating and crafts...
Joan Coatney (05/29/12)
Joan Coatney, age 78, of Monett, Mo., passed from this life at 4:48 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Joan, youngest of eight siblings, was born on Aug. 25, 1933 in Monett, Mo., the daughter of the late Urey Witt Jenkins and Myrtle Tennessee (Cannady) Jenkins...
Bobby Bible (05/29/12)
Bobby Lee Bible, age 21, a lifetime resident of Stotts City, Mo., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, May 25, 2012 while at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo., following a courageous battle with muscular dystrophy. Bobby was born on Oct. ...
James Shoemaker (05/25/12)
James "Jim" Dean Shoemaker, 67, of Verona, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born on Feb. 19, 1945, the son of the late James and Beulah "Boots" (Williams) Shoemaker. He was a retired farm hand...
Richard Erwin (05/25/12)
Richard Allen Erwin, age 48, of Washburn, died at 9:25 a.m., on Monday, May 21, at his home. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, May 30, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Maxine Hall (05/24/12)
Maxine Perdue Hall, age 92, of Cassville, died at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2012, in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri...
William Blinzler (05/23/12)
William T. Blinzler, age 74, of Wentworth, Mo., passed away on Monday, May 21, 2012 at his residence. William was born on July 16, 1937 in Newton County, Mo., the son of Jack and Mary (Nichols) Blinzler. He was a lifetime area resident and served his country in the National Guard for over six years as a tank operator. ...
Beverly Reed (05/23/12)
Beverly S. Reed, age 65, of Exeter, died at 12:30 p.m., on Sunday, May 20, at her home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Cassville, Missouri, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri...
Joyce Gardner (05/21/12)
Joyce Ann Gardner, age 73, of Wylie, Texas, formerly of Mt. Vernon, died at 9:26 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, at her home. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, in the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home with burial at the Mt. Vernon City Cemetery...
Betty Burnett (05/21/12)
Betty Ann Burnett, age 83, of Aurora, died at 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, in her home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, with burial at the Pierce City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 21, in the funeral home chapel...
Imogene Phillips (05/21/12)
Imogene Phillips, age 89, of Monett, Mo., passed from this life on Friday morning, May 18, 2012 at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., following a lengthy illness. Imogene was born on Sept. 13, 1922 in Carroll County, Ark., the daughter of the late Jack and Stella (Gurley) Moore...
William Blinzler (05/21/12)
William T. Blinzler, age 74, of Wentworth, died on Monday, May 21, at his residence. Services are pending at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home, Sarcoxie.
Lola Thomas (05/21/12)
Lola June Thomas, age 71, of Purdy, died at 5:35 a.m. on Saturday, May 19. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Monett. Visitation will be held from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Sandra Veach (05/21/12)
Sandra K. Veach, age 49, of Aurora, Mo., formerly of Monett, passed from this life on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at her home following a lengthy illness. On May 15, 1982 in Jonesburg, Ark., Sandra married Billy Ray Veach. Sandra is survived by two daughters, Marie Reed and Anjalah Veach; her mother, Wanda Deeter; three grandchildren, Alexander James, Krissa Kay and Nicholas Ray Ormsby; three sisters, Wanda Hays, Cathy Hudgens and Linda Ormsby and husband, Ronald...
Wanda Willyard (05/21/12)
Wanda Faye Willyard, age 80, of Golden, died at 8:21 p.m. on Thursday, May 17. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 21, in First Southern Baptist Church of Golden, Missouri, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri. Burial was in Viola Cemetery, Viola, Missouri...
Ronald Friend (05/16/12)
Ronald Gary Friend, age 64, of Miller, passed away at 12:05 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, in his home. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, in the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home in Miller with burial at Misemer Cemetery.
Elaine Blakley (05/16/12)
Tressia Elaine Blakley, age 65, of Bolivar, fomerly of Purdy, died on Monday, May 14, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16 at First Baptist Church in Purdy, with funeral services beginning at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow services at Purdy Cemetery in Purdy...
Donella Atteberry (05/16/12)
Donella Atteberry, age 43, of Monett, went to be with the Lord at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, following a battle with cancer. She was born on March 4, 1969 in Branson, Mo., to Peggy and Donnie Gideon. She was preceded in death by both natural parents...
Markus Ritchie (05/14/12)
Markus Monroe Ritchie, age 85, of Cassville, died at 9:35 a.m. on Saturday, May 12. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial with military honors will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Larry Robbins (05/14/12)
Larry A. Robbins, age 65, died on Saturday, May 12, at his home in Shell Knob. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 14, at Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter. Arrangements were under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville.
William Weldy (05/14/12)
William Jennings "Bill" Weldy, age 86, of Verona, died at 11:04 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Funeral services are under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora and will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, at the Aurora Baptist Temple with burial at Lee Cemetery...
L.B. Jones (05/14/12)
L. B. Jones, age 64, of Wheaton, died at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, in Roller Cemetery, Washburn, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton...
Flora Wrobleski (05/11/12)
Flora Maxine Wrobleski, age 86, of Monett, Mo., passed away on Thursday morning, May 10, 2012 while at the Joplin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Joplin, Mo. Maxine was born on Oct. 18, 1925 in Pierce City, Mo., the daughter of Guy Noble and Ora Ellen (Shepherd) Essex...
Patricia Holle (05/10/12)
Patricia Ann Rusch Holle began her new adventure in heaven on Sunday morning, May 6. She is deeply loved by her husband of 60 years, Erv Holle, along with their daughters, Tamera Holle, Ardrey and Dale Holle Troxell; grandchildren, Rebecca Ardrey, Bristal Ross, Moses and Sarah Troxell; and great-grandsons, Isaac Zachary and Bristal Ross, Jr...
Joe Hewitt (05/10/12)
Joe Hewitt, age 64, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Lawrence, Kan., died at 2:33 a.m. on Monday, May 7, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora...
Harold Rutledge (05/09/12)
Harold Clifford Rutledge, age 92, of Mt. Vernon, died at 5:53 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Springfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Springfield. A funeral service, under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, was held on Tuesday, May 8. Burial was in the Ozark Prairie Cemetery...
Michael Williams (05/09/12)
Michael Don Williams, age 52, of Pierce City, died at 6:18 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 10 at Monett IOOF Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9 at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City...
Kathryn Just (05/09/12)
Kathryn Karol Just, age 73, of Mt Vernon, died at 7:55 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the Mt. Vernon Place Care. A funeral service, under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Aurora, with burial at the Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9 in the funeral home chapel...
Winifred Stegman (05/09/12)
Winifred Stegman, 94, of Monett, passed away onSunday May 6, 2012 at Cox Monett Hospital in Monett. She was born on Feb. 7, 1918 in Emporia, Kan., the daughter of the late Fred and Clara (Jaquith) Saffer. She was married on Nov. 6, 1942 in Emporia, Kan. to Dr. Wilbur Stegman. He preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 2007...
Elizabeth Taylor (05/07/12)
Elizabeth A. "Betty" Taylor, age 72, of Cassville, died at 11:26 a.m. on Saturday, May 5. A Celebration of Life services will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, in Community Faith Church. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Winifred Stegman (05/07/12)
Winifred Stegman, age 94, of Monett, died on Sunday, May 6, at Cox Monett Hospital in Monett. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 9, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Mo. Services will be held on Thursday, May 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Monett. Burial services will be at 2 p.m. at White Chapel Cemetery in Springfield, Mo...
Virginia Hull (05/07/12)
Virginia Lee Hull, age 94, of Smiths Grove, Ky., formerly of Missouri, died on Friday, May 4, in Bowling Green, Ky. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 7 at Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel, Ky. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8 at the funeral home...
Patricia Holle (05/07/12)
Patricia Ann (Rusch) Holle, age 77, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Hoberg, died on Sunday, May 6. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Donna Henry (05/07/12)
Donna Louise Henry, age 63, of Rogers, Ark., died at 2:41 p.m. on Friday, May 4. Funeral services wereheld at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 7, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial was in King Cemetery, Seligman.
Robert Wood (05/04/12)
Robert "Bob" Wood, age 77, of Pierce City, died at 6:45 a.m. on May 3 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Plans are incomplete under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City.
Elizabeth Hollister (05/04/12)
Elizabeth "Ann" Hollister, age 74, of Miller, died at 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 3 in her home. A graveside service, under the direction of Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home in Miller, will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 7, at the Miller Memorial Garden Cemetery...
Frances Balmas (05/04/12)
Frances M. Balmas, age 78, of Monett, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Frances was born on July 8, 1933 in Aurora, Mo., the daughter of Thomas Grimes and Inez (Pritchard) Grimes. She attended school in Aurora. Frances was a member of the Waldensian Presbyterian Church in Monett and enjoyed fishing, hunting wildflowers, but most of all, she loved being with her family. For many years, Frances managed apartments in Oklahoma City, Okla., Joplin, Carthage, Springfield and Monett...
Joan Andrews (05/04/12)
Joan Delea Andrews, age 55, of Eagle Rock, died on April 30, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Cassville. Family will recieve friends on Thursday, May 3, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church...
Richard Sybert (05/03/12)
Richard W. "Dick" Sybert, age 75, of Golden, died at 7:53 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 4, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
William Pitts (05/03/12)
William Ernest Pitts, age 88, formerly of Monett, died on Thursday, March 29, in Ashford Hall, in Irving, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Monett.
Frances Balmas (05/03/12)
Frances M. Balmas, age 78, of Monett, died on Wednesday, May 2. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Buchanan Funeral Home Chapel in Monett. Interment will be in the Waldensian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday. Arrangements are under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett...
Rose Ingle (05/03/12)
Rose Ingle, 74, of Monett, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. She was born on Dec. 14, 1937 in Cassville, Mo., the daughter of the late Earl and Ruby (Starnes) Reed. She was united in marriage on Dec. 20, 1956 to Frank Ingle. He survives...
Geneva Antle (05/02/12)
Geneva June Antle, age 80, of Exeter, died on Monday, April 30, at Red Rose Health and Rehab in Cassville. Services will be held on Thursday, May 3, at 11 a.m. at the White Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at the White Funeral Home...
Eugene Terry (05/02/12)
Eugene H. Terry, 90, of Springfield, Mo., passed away at his home in Springfield on Monday, April 30, 2012. He was born on Sept. 9, 1921 in East Purdy, the son of the later Homer and Mellie (Burg) Terry. He was united in marriage on June 30, 1946 in Purdy, Mo. to Jesselyn Courdin. She survives...
Lanford Kerr (05/02/12)
Lanford Lee Kerr, age 87, of Marionville, died at 6:50 a.m. on Monday, May 1, in his home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 5, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, with burial at the Maple Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, in the funeral home chapel...
Timmy Weston (05/02/12)
Timmy Weston, age 51, of Monett, Mo., passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012 following a sudden illness. Timmy was born on March 7, 1961 in Monett, the son of Charles Thomas Weston and Sue (Rowley) Weston. He graduated from Oakview State School in 1982. ...
LouElla Helmkamp (05/02/12)
On Nov. 14, 1945 in Freistatt, Mo., LouElla Tiesel and Kenneth E. Helmkamp were united in marriage. To this union, three children were born. LouElla was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; one grandson, Mason Baker; and one sister, Lucille Quade...
William Pitts (05/02/12)
William Ernest Pitts, died Thursday, March 29, 2012 in Ashford Hall, a memory care facility in Irving, Texas, after a long battle with complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. He passed away peacefully in his sleep. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Pitts (2007)...
Rose Ingle (05/02/12)
Rose Ingle, 74, of Monett, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. She was born on Dec. 14, 1937 in Cassville, Mo., the daughter of the late Earl and Ruby (Starnes) Reed. She was united in marriage on Dec. 20, 1956 to Frank Ingle. He survives...
Velma Slaughter (05/02/12)
Velma "Maurine" Slaughter, age 97, of Cassville, died at 2:20 p.m. on Monday, April 30. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, in Memorial Park Cemetery, Moberly, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Visitation will be held from 1 until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Ruby England (05/02/12)
Ruby "Colene" England, age 82, of Exeter, died on Sunday, April 29. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, in Ridgley Baptist Church, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial will be in Muncie Chapel Cemetery, Wheaton...
Joan Andrew (05/02/12)
Joan Andrews, age 55, of Eagle Rock died on Monday, April 30, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 5, at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Cassville. Family will receive friends on Thursday, May 3, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Cassville...
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