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Obituaries from October 2012

Richard Thorp (10/31/12)
Richard G. "Dick" Thorp, age 77, of Golden, died at 1:05 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 27. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Mildred Wilson (10/29/12)
Mildred June Wilson, 90, of Monett, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, welcomed into the arms of Jesus Christ, her Lord. Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Mo. with services on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Chapel...
Robert Calk (10/29/12)
Robert Eugene Calk, Sr., age 74, of Exeter, died at 3:05 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, at Mercy Hospital, Cassville. No services are planned. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Morriss Parker (10/29/12)
Morriss Franklyn "Morey" Parker, age 75, of Shell Knob, died at 4:16 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.
Lyle McMechan (10/26/12)
Lyle E. "L.E." McMechan, age 68, of Carterville, father of Leah Camp, of Monett, died on Oct. 3, in Humble, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday Oct. 26, at the Carterville Cemetery.
Billie Gasperson (10/25/12)
Billie Francis Stockton-Gasperson, 80, died on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at Pratt Regional Medical Center in Pratt, Kan. She was born on Nov. 16, 1931 at Monett, Mo., the daughter of General "G.B." and Tracy (Crossland) Stockton. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all and was a homemaker and caregiver by trade. She was a member of the Pratt Friends Church...
Pearlene Hilburn (10/25/12)
Pearlene Hilburn, age 87, of Cassville, died on Monday, Oct. 22, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 at White Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday.
Lucas Briggs (10/25/12)
Lucas Ray Briggs, three-month-old son of Evin McPherson and Courtney Briggs, of Golden, died on Saturday, Oct. 20. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Viney Creek Cemetery, Golden, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Martha Patrick (10/24/12)
Martha Owanna Patrick, age 96, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Aurora, died on Monday, Oct. 8, at the Mt. Vernon Place Care Center. Mrs. Patrick has been taken for cremation. A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Aurora...
Mildred Thrasher (10/24/12)
Mildred Ruth "Millie" Thrasher, age 83, of Aurora died on Friday, Oct. 5, in the Urbandale Health Care Center in Urbandale, Iowa. Memorial services will be at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Burial will be at Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora...
William Holman (10/24/12)
William H. "Bill" Holman, age 95, of Raymore, died at 11:14 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial with military honors will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville...
Jackie Larkin (10/24/12)
Jackie Lee Larkin, 73, of Monett, passed away at his home on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. He was born Nov. 23, 1938, the son of the late Roscoe and Wilma (Inman) Larkin. He was united in marriage on Nov. 12, 1998 to Karen Gottschalk in Mt. Vernon, Mo., and she survives...
Opal Boedecker (10/24/12)
Opal Ruth Boedecker, 79, of Purcell, Okla., formerly of Monett, passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at Whatley Nursing Center in Purcell. She was born Oct. 22, 1932 in Monett, Mo., the daughter of the late Marvin and Opal Ora (Davis) Frazier. She was united in marriage in Carroll County Ark. on April 15, 1950 to the late Raymond G. Boedecker. He preceded her on Feb. 16, 1984...
Betty Berry (10/24/12)
Betty Ethel Berry, age 90, of Aurora, died at 8:35 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, at her home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, with burial at the Clay Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel...
Mazie Lewis (10/24/12)
Mrs. Mazie Virginia Lewis, 86, of Sarcoxie, Mo. departed this life on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at St. Luke's Care Center in Carthage, Mo. after a recent decline in health. Mazie entered this life on March 15, 1926 in Monett, Mo. the only child born to the late Claude Everett and Ethel Virginia (Hensly) Roderick. She was raised in Monett, Mo. and was a 1943 graduate of Monett High School...
Frances Crocker (10/22/12)
Frances Crocker, "Grannie Frannie," age 65, of Wheaton, died on Oct. 15, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. A Potluck Recipe Swap will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. in Wheaton. For location information contact White Funeral Home. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home & Crematory...
Doris Mark (10/22/12)
Doris Mark, age 81, of Fairview, died at 3:35 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19. Funeral services will be held at5 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22 at McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Burial will be in Dice Cemetery in Fairview.
Neil O'Donnell (10/22/12)
Neil Roy O'Donnell, age 73, of Washburn, died at 5:38 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 19. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Washburn Prairie Cemetery, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home...
Joyce Lahr (10/22/12)
Joyce Lahr, age 62, formerly of Washburn, died on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Circle of Life Hospice at Legacy Village in Bentonville, Ark. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 20,. at the White Funeral Home and Crematory in Cassville.
Frankie Vanderpool (10/22/12)
Frankie P. Vanderpool, age 79, of Cassville, died at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, in Corinth Cemetery, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Norma Mooney (10/22/12)
Norma Mooney, age 98, a lifetime resident of Monett, Mo, passed from this life to her eternal home with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, while at the Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. Norma was born on Oct. 3, 1914 in Monett, the daughter of Lester E. Davis and Iva (Rucker) Davis. She attended school in Monett and graduated with the Class of 1932. She then furthered her education at the Monett Jr. College...
Bobbie Richardson (10/19/12)
Bobbie Richardson of Chamblee, Ga., formerly of Monett, Mo., passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at the age of 93. Bobbie McIntire was born in the family farm house outside of Neosho before moving to Diamond and graduated from Diamond High School...
Lueda Elliott (10/19/12)
Lueda Elliott, age 86, of Chesapeake, died at 1:05 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. A funeral service, under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon, was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Chesapeake Baptist Church. Burial was in the Campground Cemetery...
Rita Cullen (10/19/12)
Rita Deloris (Mathews) Cullen, age 55, of Monett, died on Oct. 15 at her home. A funeral service was held on Thursday, Oct. 18 at Faith Worship Center, under the direction of Peterson Funeral Chapel in Aurora.
Curtis Crawford (10/19/12)
Curtis D. Crawford, age 88, of Aurora, Mo., passed away on Tuesday evening, Oct. 16, 2012 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Curtis was born on March 31, 1924 in Barnard, Mo., the fourth child born to Opha M. Crawford and Hazel (Thompson) Crawford...
Evelyn Burleson (10/19/12)
Evelyn "Nadine" Burleson, age 80, of Aurora, died at 4:36 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, at her home. A funeral service, under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at the First Baptist Church of Aurora. Burial will follow at the Maple Park Cemetery...
Quin Tegerdine (10/18/12)
Quin Gary Tegerdine, infant son of Gary and Emily Kate (Cowherd) Tegerdine, of Columbia, died on Monday, Oct. 15. Graveside services will be held at noon on Friday, Oct. 19, in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Butterfield, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Gale Stockton (10/18/12)
Gale G. Stockton, age 72, of Purdy, died on Monday, Oct. 15, at the Mercy Hospital in Cassville. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. at the White Funeral Home in Cassville, with burial to follow at the Purdy Cemetery in Purdy. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, Oct.18 from 6 until 8 p.m...
Curtis Crawford (10/18/12)
Curtis D. Crawford, age 88, of Aurora, died on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Select Specialty Hospital in Springfield. Arrangements are pending at this time. Services are under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett.
Blanche Snyder (10/17/12)
Blanche Elizabeth Snyder, age 92, of Cassville, died at 3:44 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Jane Hunt (10/17/12)
Ellen Janie Hunt, age 72, of Mt. Vernon, died at 4:40 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Lawrence County Manor, in Mt. Vernon. A graveside service, under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, will be held at noon on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Pennsboro Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, prior to the service, in the funeral home chapel...
May Henry (10/17/12)
May Henry, age 79, of rural Purdy, Mo., passed from this life to her eternal home on Sunday evening, Oct. 14, 2012 at the Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. May was born on April 2, 1933 in Redding, Iowa, the daughter of Wilson Orr and Opal (Hall) Orr. She had worked at Jumping-Jacks Shoe in Monett for over 30 years, retiring in 2000. Her labor of love was working on her farm with her husband. She had many joys in life including spending time with her grandchildren and her dog, Penny...
Jerald Lehman (10/17/12)
Jerald Elroy Lehman, age 76, of Wheelerville, died on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Graveside services will be held at Hilton Cemetery, Wheelerville on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 1p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville...
Dolores Jones (10/17/12)
Dolores Ann Jones, age 100, of Shell Knob, died Monday, Oct. 15. No formal services are planned, but memorial contributions may be made to the LUC Boy's Ranch in Lampe. Arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Gerald Diers (10/17/12)
Gerald Dean Diers, age 78, of Shell Knob, died at 9:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, in Fraternal Order of the Eagles #4155, Shell Knob. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob...
Helen Coatney (10/17/12)
Helen Louise Coatney, 86, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Monett, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at her home. She was born Dec. 5, 1925 in Monett, Mo., the daughter of the late Morris and Mary (Isbell) Coatney. She was a retired nurse's aide from the Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon and a member of the First Baptist Church in Monett...
Bernadene Wagner (10/15/12)
Bernadene E. Wagner, age 95, of Monett, died on Sept. 12, while at Benchmark Healthcare Center, Monett. Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Monett. Interment was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett...
Gracie Ragain (10/15/12)
Gracie "Marie" (Shoemaker) Ragain, age 68, died on Oct. 11, in Aurora. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora. Burial was at Calton Cemetery.
Lou Koenig (10/15/12)
Louella "Lou" Koenig, 89, of Pierce City, died at 12:40 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Lacoba nursing home in Monett. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Lakin Chapel in Pierce City, with Rosary to follow at 8 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 at St. Agnes Cemetery in Sarcoxie Prairie, under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home of Pierce City...
Joyce Mahurin (10/12/12)
Joyce R. Mahurin, age 52, of Cassville, died at 7:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Bob Young (10/12/12)
Bob Young, age 81, of Aurora, died at 10:35 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Aurora Nursing Center. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. A celebration of life will follow at the Aurora Bowling Alley...
Peggy Buenning (10/12/12)
Peggy Buenning, age 94, of Monett, died on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the First United Methodist Church in Monett. PAID OBITUARY
Margaret Curtis (10/11/12)
Margaret Josephine (Crowley) Curtis, 72, of Pierce City, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 at her home. She was born on April 6, 1940 in Springfield, Mo., the daughter of the late Oscar and Stella (Harbor) Beyer. She was a retired substitute teacher and a member of the New Site Baptist Church in Monett...
Barbara Crain (10/11/12)
Barbara Jean Crain, age 58, of Mt. Vernon, died on Monday, Oct. 8 at her home. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Springfield Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements are under the personal care of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City.
Peggy Buenning (10/11/12)
Peggy Buenning, age 94, of Monett, died on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the First United Methodist Church in Monett.
Mildred Thrasher (10/10/12)
Mildred Ruth "Millie" Thrasher, age 83, of Aurora, died on Friday, Oct. 5, in the Urbandale Health Care center. Memorial services will be at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Burial will be at Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora...
Fannie Sawyer (10/10/12)
Fannie "Pauline" Sawyer, age 77, of Mt. Vernon, Mo., passed away at 3:03 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at the Mt. Vernon Place Care Center. She was born April 27, 1935, the daughter of Oliver P. and Mary Irene (Carter) Sawyer. Pauline attended Whitehall School as a child and had also resided at the Countryside Care Center in Monett...
Patty Jacobs (10/10/12)
Patty June Jacobs passed away at Grandwood Assisted Living in Grove, Okla., on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at the age of 78. Patty was born on June 1, 1934 in Ottawa County, Okla., the daughter of the late Luther Smith and Grace (Kidwell) Smith. Patty attended Stony Point North #7 in Ottawa County grades 1-8 before attending Seneca, Mo. High School where she graduated in 1952. Patty graduated as valedictorian of her class and served as student council president...
Darrell Cottingham (10/10/12)
Darrell E. Cottingham, age 96, of Independence, formally of Monett, died on Oct. 5 in Independence. Funeral services will be held at Speaks Chapel in Independence on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 in Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora...
Sherri Clancy (10/10/12)
Sherri Clancy, age 44, of Cassville, died on Oct. 4, at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Mill Street Church of Christ, Cassville. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time. Arrangements are under the directions of White Funeral Home in Cassville...
Darrell Cottingham (10/08/12)
Darrell E. Cottingham, age 96, of Independence, formally of Monett, died on Oct. 5 in Independence. Funeral services will be held at Speaks Chapel in Independence on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 in Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora...
Kenneth Thulin (10/08/12)
Rev. Kenneth Raymond Thulin, age 91, of Monett, formerly of Miami, Okla. died on Wednesday Oct. 3 in Monett. Funeral Services were held on Monday, Oct. 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami, Okla. Interment was in Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens in Miami, Okla...
Dorotha Wuellner (10/08/12)
Dorotha M. Wuellner, age 90, of Monett, Mo., went to be with her Savior on Saturday morning, Oct. 6, 2012 at the Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett, Mo., following a lengthy illness. She was born on March 2, 1922, to George and Sadie (Weber) Carl in Mt. Vernon, Mo...
Frank Kristek (10/08/12)
Frank Kristek, 94, of Verona died on Fri. Oct. 5, 2012 in Mercy Hospital in Aurora after a year-long battle with bone marrow failure. He was born to John and Agnes Kristek on May 23, 1918 in Pierce City, MO. Frank served in World War II in North Africa, France and Italy. ...
James Pruente (10/05/12)
James Edmond Pruente, age 73, of Aurora, died at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield. No services are planned at this time with local arrangements under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora. Burial will be at a later date in the Spring River Cemetery, in Verona...
Fred Balden (10/04/12)
Fred Balden was born in Monett, Mo. on March 26, 1924 to Fred H. Balden, Sr. and Minnie E. (Capehart) Balden. He graduated from Monett High School, and then joined the 8th Army Air Corps., serving in World War II as a flight engineer and gunner on a B-24 Liberator Bomber. ...
Cecil Sherfy (10/03/12)
Cecil J. "Duke" Sherfy, age 81, of Shell Knob, died at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial will be in Fields Cemetery, Shell Knob. Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob...
Eugene Kluck (10/03/12)
Eugene Kluck, age 90, of Pierce City, died at 1:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1 at Freeman West in Joplin. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pierce City on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Rosary will follow at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery...
Richard Sooter (10/03/12)
Richard Aaernd Sooter, 49, of Wentworth, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, Mo. He was born in Monett, Mo. on Jan. 6, 1963, the son of the late Ray and Agnes (Coker) Sooter. He was a welder. Richard is survived by his wife, Timi; two sons, Aaron Bray, of Hutchinson, Kan., and Michael Sooter, of Wentworth; two daughters, Crystal Sooter, and Kelsey Walters, both of Monett; two brothers, Calvin Sooter, North Carolina and Kenneth Sooter, Texas; six sisters, Barbara Crawford, Florida, Berm Arnold, Lampe, Mo., Lovenia Beckett, Arkansas, Lori Shoemaker, Branson, Mo., Sheila Noble, Peirce City, and Debbie Sooter, Pierce City; and five grandchildren.. ...
Orval Wilbanks (10/01/12)
Orval Wilbanks, age 77, of Washburn, died at 5:51 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.
Edward Rickman (10/01/12)
W. Edward Rickman, age 72, of Aurora, died at 9:01 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28 at Mercy Hospital-Aurora. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1 at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora. Burial will be at Maple Park Cemetery.
Dale Stevenson (10/01/12)
Dale Eugene Stevenson, age 71, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Corona, Calif., died at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, at his home. Local arrangements have been conducted by the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date...
Rebecca Richardson (10/01/12)
Rebecca M. Richardson, 82, of Monett, died at 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Mercy Hospital-Aurora. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Funeral and graveside services will be held at a later date at Red Oak, Iowa, under the direction of the Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home...
Ina Stephens (10/01/12)
Ina I. Stephens, age 93, of Washburn, died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Hickman Cemetery, Washburn, Missouri. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Wednesday on the funeral home...
Franklin Marr (10/01/12)
Franklin "Junior" Marr, Jr., age 85, of Mt. Vernon, died at 4 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Aurora. A funeral service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, was held at on Monday, Oct. 1, at the First Baptist Church, in Mt. Vernon. Burial was at the Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery...
James Hagerman (10/01/12)
James Wray Hagerman, age 89, of Shell Knob, died on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at his home. Services arrangements will be held Wednesday Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Shell Knob. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville...
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