The Reporter covers Miller, Morgan and Camden County in Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks and is published once per week on Wednesdays.

Obituaries

Published August 10, 2022

Jane Frances Wolfe, 77
Jane Frances Wolfe was born July 11, 1945 to James and Betty Reggiani in Jersey City, New Jersey and passed away on July 25, 2022 at the age of 77. On November 7, 1964 Jane married her soulmate, Tom Wolfe, and during their nearly 58 years of marriage, they were blessed with five children, eleven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Jane was preceded in death by her mother and father; as well as by her sisters, Tishy Einstein and Judy Murray; her son, Thomas Michael Wolfe; her daughter, Tara Smith; and her son-in-law Rick Smith.

Growing up in New Jersey, Jane was the eldest of seven children, with five sisters and one brother. Life wasn’t easy growing up, and Jane learned early to work hard and pitch in however she could, but also to trust in God and to enjoy the life she had.

Her siblings remember her not only for her courage, strength, and trailblazing example as an older sister, but also as a young lady who was always excited to get dolled up and dance the jitterbug like the kids on American Bandstand.

New Jersey was home to Jane and Tom, as well as their first three children until 1973 when a portion of the Wolfe family headed west for new adventures. The original plan was to buy a farm, sell it for a profit, and move on to the next one – but once they settled in, they built a home and a legacy in Climax Springs, Missouri and they never left.

In 1976, Wolfe Brothers Farms, Inc. started a family-operated dairy farm and Jane was officially a farmer’s wife and a farm mom – which could mean anything on a given day and even made her a farmhand, milking cows when there wasn’t enough help.

In 1978 Tom and Jane were blessed with twins and their family was complete. Jane’s children remember her as a master seamstress and the maker of all their clothes as kids. They remember her love of dancing and of music, from Frankie Avalon and Bobby Vinton to Frankie Valley and the Shirelles.

They remember her willingness to open her home to their friends or to anyone who needed a loving place to stay, whether it was for a night or an entire summer.

Beginning in the late 80’s, Tom and Jane owned Lake Video, where Jane rented movies and made memories, along with delicious pizzas, subs, and salads. At Lake Video, she also became a friendly face to everyone in town.

In 2000, Jane took a position with the Climax Springs School District, eventually becoming the counselor’s secretary. She lit up the halls and kept everyone in line for 20 years and was truly fulfilled by her work there.

To honor Jane’s memory, the family plans to work with the school to erect a bench bearing her name, near the playground, so a part of her can always be where she was so comfortable – around a bunch of laughing kids.

Jane was a longtime member of the Climax Springs Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband Tom Wolfe; children John (Jill) Wolfe, Joshua (Brooke) Wolfe, and Jennifer (Jason) Cline; daughter-in-law Rhonda Wolfe; eleven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; siblings Linda (Karl) Wolfe, Lizzie (Dennis) Frey; Jimmy (Sharon) Reggiani, and Donna (Phil) Noonan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, colleagues, and friends. 

Jane Wolfe was a beloved wife, Mom, and Grandma. She was the rock of her family, a faithful servant of the Lord, and a true blessing to her community. She will be missed.

Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home and are incomplete at this time.

Tammy Lynne Harrison, 56
Tammy Lynne Harrison, of Russellville, passed away July 18, 2022, at her home. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on July 8, 1966, daughter of Robert and Reva (Swafford) Sport.
 
On August 14, 2021, in Forsyth, Tammy was united in marriage to Daryl Patrick Harrison.
 
Tammy loved being with her nieces and nephews, she loved animals and most of all she loved the Lord.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Daryl Patrick Harrison, her father, Robert Sport, her brother, Michael Sport and her son, Richard Hess.
 
Tammy is survived by her mother, Reva Sport of Mitchell, South Dakota; two children, Heather Taylor of New Mexico and Caleb Taylor of Eldon, Missouri; one sissy, Vickie Swafford McCorkle (Doug); three granddaughters; one niece; three nephews; many great nieces; many cousins (more like siblings); great-great-cousins and her besties, Tammy Wyrick, Chelsea Lopez, Jenny Ryers and Kim Evans.
 
A celebration of Tammy’s life was held Saturday, August 6, at the Tuscumbia Baptist Church.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the church.
 
Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Jana Lynn Cox, 62
Jana Lynn Cox passed away on July 22, 2022 in Eureka, Missouri at the age of 62, after a long illness. She is the daughter of Robert J. Cox and Georgia Dean.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Stephen Cox, and her infant daughter Kimberly Faith.

Jana was born in Overland Park, Kansas and grew up in the Lake of the Ozarks area. She attended Camdenton R-III schools and graduated from Camdenton High School in the class of 1978.

Jana is survived by her daughter, Georgia Cox of St. Clair, Missouri, brother Robert Cox (Susan) of Gainesville, Florida and brother Andy (Stephanie) Cox of Kissimmee, Florida, granddaughter Olivia Jade, as well as nieces and nephews, aunts and friends - all of whom miss her very much.

A memorial service was planned to celebrate Jana’s life at the Harper Chapel United Methodist Church on Friday, August 5.

A private family graveside service will be held later at the Allee Memorial Gardens in Camdenton, Missouri.

Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home.

Debra Lee (Dunn) Burris, 67
Debra Lee (Dunn) Burris, passed away on July 25, 2022 at 6:05 p.m. while at home surrounded by her family.

She was born January 5, 1955 to William N. “Sonny” Dunn and Edna Mae (Spratt) Dunn, both whom preceded her in death.

Survivors include her brother, Stephen William Dunn of the home; her two sons, Dewey Burris Jr. and Joshua Burris; a daughter-in-law, Ashley Burris all of Gravois Mills, Missouri.

She also leaves behind three granddaughters, Kerissa Delegarza, Emery Burris and Isabella Tull as well as five great-grandchildren; a niece, Christian Dunn and a grand-niece, Kirsten Snapp.

As her first profession, Debra was a hairdresser. Later, she did work as a writer in many of the local papers. Her work at the Gravois Mills ballpark was one of her loves. She is very loved and will be missed by many.

A graveside memorial service was held Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Holst Cemetery in Gravois Mills, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. 

William Rudolph “Bill” Rosche, 92
William Rudolph “Bill” Rosche, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri.  He was born February 8, 1930 in Kansas City, Kansas, a son of Rudolph Frederick and Marie Wilhelmina (Hurrelbrink) Rosche.

On October 22, 1954, he was united in marriage to Evelyn Ruth Williams. To this union, two sons were born. They shared sixteen years of marriage before her passing on June 8, 1971. 

He married Clara Jean Seaton at Zion Church in Kansas City, Kansas on January 6, 1990.  Together they have shared the past thirty-two years of marriage.

Bill was raised in Kansas City, Kansas and was a graduate of Washington High School in the class of 1948.  He served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War.  After being honorably discharged, he returned to Kansas where he was a farmer for many years. 

He later began a career in heavy equipment operations and was a member of Local 101.  He and Clara retired to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1997. 

He was a member of West Lake Christian Church in Laurie, Missouri.  Bill loved his church and especially the children.  He was the “Mayor” of his lake community and could often be found on his golf cart patrolling the neighborhood. 

Survivors include his wife, Clara Rosche of the home; two sons, Kenneth Rosche and wife Kristen of Basehor, Kansas and Scott Rosche and wife Wendy of Lathrop, Missouri; two step-children, Angela Flores of El Dorado Springs, Missouri and Jim Parker and Billee of Kansas City, Kansas and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Evelyn Rosche and a brother, Ed Rosche.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 13, 2022 at West Lake Christian Church.  A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.

Christina Louise “Chris” Morton, 40
Christina Louise “Chris” Morton, daughter of Kenneth & Louise (Green) Courtney, was born on January 4, 1982 and passed away on July 31, 2022. At the time of her passing she was forty years, six months and twenty-seven days.

Chris is survived by her children, Collin Courtney, Faith Morton, Bradley Morton and Kamryn Wright; her significant other, David Wright; one brother, Jeff Courtney and his fiancé Justina Pullen; nephew Devlyn; her parents, Kenneth and Louise Courtney.

She also leaves behind many friends and other family members who will all truly miss her.

Chris was born in Springfield, Missouri but raised in Rolla, Missouri where she would later graduate from high school in the class of 2000.

After her high school graduation, she started her family, having her children before she attended Metro Business College; where she would graduate with her associate’s degree.

While she was attending college, she worked at Phelps County Hospital and then worked as a residential cleaner after moving to Camdenton, Missouri. Chris truly enjoyed her time working with the disabled and handicapped patients in her care.

In her spare time, she loved to spend time with her family, visiting various places with her children. She truly enjoyed horseback riding, watching the monster trucks and spending time with nature.

She was a loving and caring, mother and friend, always willing to help anyone in need. She will be truly missed by her children, family and friends.

Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri.

 

Published August 3, 2022

John William Vance, 83
John William Vance, son of the late Francis and Dollie (Head) Vance, was born on November 1, 1938 and passed away on July 23, 2022. At the time of his passing, he was eighty-three years, eight months and twenty-two days of age.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three siblings, Juanita Rowden, John Vance and Roy Vance.

He is survived by his wife, Patty Vance; three children, Randy & wife Theresa Vance, Scott & wife Nila Vance and Donita & husband David Wiss; one sister, Kay Rowden; five grandchildren, Brett, Bradley, Jennifer, Jonathon and Channel.

He also leaves behind numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends, who will truly miss him.

John was raised in Montreal and later graduated from Richland High School. Following his graduation, he owned and operated his own semi-truck line with his wife, Clairnell.

He was later united in marriage to Patty Kleindienst on February 17, 1980 and together they shared forty-two years of marriage.

John made a profession of faith and was a member of Buffalo Prairie Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School.

In his spare time, he loved to build furniture, especially picture frames and quilt racks for Patty.

He was a loving and a caring husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. We celebrate his life and his accomplishments and will treasure the memories he created for his family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 8, 2022 in Buffalo Prairie Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in Buffalo Prairie Cemetery, Montreal.  Visitation will be from 9:00-10:00 a.m., prior to the service, in the church.

Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri.

Dorothy Ann Bock, 87
Dorothy Ann Bock, of Laurie, Missouri, passed away on July 24, 2022, at her home with family by her side. Dorothy was born on August 7, 1934, to Henry and Martha Lang in Boonville, Missouri.

Dorothy grew up on a farm with her brother Bob and attended St. Peter and Paul High School. In 1952, at age 18, she married the love of her life, James Valentine Bock of Pilot Grove, Missouri. Dorothy and Jim were married for 69 years.
 
Dorothy and Jim moved to the Kansas City area shortly after their wedding and became active parishioners at St. Therese Catholic Church in Parkville, Missouri. With their family growing, they moved to south Kansas City and were early parishioners at St. Regis Catholic Church. Upon moving to Laurie, they joined St. Patrick’s.

Dorothy and Jim served as Marriage Preparation Leaders, assisted with marriage annulments, and were leading advocates for the Pro-Life movement. Dorothy and Jim visited and brought Holy Communion to many people in their homes and in the hospital. Dorothy was always willing to help anyone in their time of need. She would drop everything to help others and constantly put others’ needs before her own.
 
Dorothy’s greatest joy in life was being a wife, mother and grandmother. Dorothy went above and beyond to make every holiday or celebration special.

Dorothy and Jim hosted a “cousins’ camp” at their home at the Lake of the Ozarks in the summers for all their grandchildren. The volume and quality of the cinnamon rolls Dorothy made for every cousins’ camp is legendary.

When she wasn’t taking care of her family, Dorothy liked to square dance. She was an excellent dancer and loved to match her dress with Jim’s western shirt. The puffier her skirt, the better! Dorothy enjoyed listening and singing to country music and developed a fondness for popcorn and ice cream.

Dorothy liked to play cards and had a beautiful laugh and glowing personality.
 
As the leader of a large family, Dorothy was a model for organization and logistics. With seven kids and a husband to take care of, Dorothy spent many hours cooking, cleaning, and tending to her family’s needs. Dorothy did it with great love and grace. She made all of her family feel extra special.

Dorothy remained close to her brother Bob Lang and his wife Alpha of Fayette, Missouri, as well as Jim’s seven siblings and their families.
 
Dorothy stayed in shape by walking vigorously, usually every day. She often prayed the rosary for her children and grandchildren during her walks. She also kept a list of those for whom she needed to say extra special prayers beside her chair and received many calls from others asking her to add someone to her list because she was known for having prayers that could go straight to Jesus. Her faith was manifested in her sweet, loving personality.
 
Dorothy was preceded in death by her infant son Michael Anthony Bock, who is buried in St. Joseph Cemetery in Pilot Grove, Missouri. 

Survivors include her husband Jim Bock of Laurie, Missouri, daughters Kathy Scaletty (Rick) of Lee's Summit, Missouri, Patti Busse (Dale) of Reeds Spring, Missouri, Becky White (Gary) of Kansas City, Missouri, Tina Kramer (Chris) of Camdenton, Missouri; sons Joe Bock (Sue Lyke) of Columbia, Maryland, Tim Bock (Becky) of Webster Groves, Missouri, John Bock (Laura) of Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

In addition, she leaves 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
 
The family would like to thank Kali Hood, Lake Regional Hospice Team, Fr. John Schmitz, and the many church members, neighbors, and friends who have supported Dorothy and Jim in this journey.
 
Services were held on Thursday, July 28 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Laurie, MO. 
 
In lieu of flowers, if desired, friends may make a contribution to National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church or Water.org
 
Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.


James B. Lewis, Jr., 80
James B. Lewis, Jr., affectionately known as “Jim Bob”, passed away on July 23, 2022, after a hard-fought battle with kidney cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease. 

He was born on July 17, 1942 in Miami, Oklahoma.  His daddy, Skeeter Lewis, loved to tell the story about Jim being born at home, and the doctor charged them $10.00, which he had to pay in installments.

Jim was born into a family fully ingrained in the golf business.  His daddy taught him at a very young age to water greens, and pick crabgrass off the fairways, work on machinery and mowers, and anything that came along with running a golf course.  That early education served him well.  His professional life included all facets of the industry. 

Early in his career he was a Golf Professional (although he did not really like teaching women!).  He was a Golf Course Superintendent, General Manager, Regional Vice President, and most proudly “Director of Dirt, Water, and Motors” at Tan-Tar-A Resort.  He retired from Tan-Tar-A in 2001, and then from Columbia Sussex Corporation in 2003.  

He also had a passion for golf course design, and he designed and built many golf courses, including Hidden Lakes Golf Course and the Oaks Course at Tan-Tar-A, Sycamore Creek, Eldon Country Club, Redfield Golf Course, Versailles Country Club, Lawrence Country Club, and Clinton Country Club.  He consulted on many courses in the developmental stage, as well. 

In 1960 he married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Ray, and to this union, four children were born.  Jim said every time he changed jobs, they had a baby!  Jim and Nancy were married for 19 years.

On January 17, 1981, he married the love of his life, Sue Devlin, who he hired as his secretary at Tan-Tar-A.  He brought another child into the family fold; not his by DNA, but you would have never known that Joe Devlin was not his own.  Jim and Sue were married for 41 years and made their life and home at the Lake.

Jim also had a passion for work and creating beautiful things.  He and his partner, Hadley Frederick, designed and built over 25 homes, in a handshake partnership known as Frederick & Lewis Development.  Many of the homes were in Hawk Island Estates, but also all over Osage Beach and Camden County.  He was a perfectionist, and it showed in all of his projects. 

He owned his own business, Lewis Home Services, after Hadley retired, and took care of countless homes in the Lake area, mainly in Tan-Tar-A Estates.

Jim loved nature.  He would point out a beautiful vista and say “that would make an awesome golf course”.  He loved riding his Harley, traveling in his RV, Kansas City Chiefs football, casinos, family, boating on the Lake of the Ozarks, Game Night, The Barn parties, the Chili Bowl races, and his four legged buddy, “Wally”.  Jim was not a church-going man, but he possessed a love for Jesus Christ, and was a believer.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sue, his children, Amy King and her husband, John, of Birmingham, AL, his sons, Ronnie Lewis and his wife, Laura, of Osage Beach, Johnny Lewis and his life partner, Rhonda Mishler of Cedar Hill, TX, and Joe Devlin and his wife, Pamela, of Ozawkie, KS.  He is also survived by his two sisters, Judy Spears and Janis Purves of Springfield, MO, fifteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Skeeter and Trella Lewis, his son, Jimmy Lewis III, and his grandson, Max Lewis.

Celebration of Life was held Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Tan-Tar-A / Margaritaville Resort, Parasol A, with a reception to follow. Funeral services are under the direction of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri. 

Jim’s family would like to extend their special thanks to the staff of Lake Regional Hospice, and also to Jim Bryan and Tim Scott.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dogwood Animal Shelter, or the charity of your choice.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Homes.

Brian Douglas Byrd, 50
Brian Douglas Byrd, of Lake Ozark, Missouri passed away on Monday, July 11, 2022.

Brian was born at St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City, Missouri to James Don Byrd and Shirley Ann Byrd on November 18, 1971.  He attended Jefferson City High School and graduated in 1990. 

He graduated college at Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville and obtained his law degree at the University of Missouri School of Law in May 1999.  He practiced law at his law firm in Lake Ozark.

Brian is survived by his mother, Shirley Ann Byrd of Jefferson City, Missouri; two brothers, Don of Lake Ozark and David (Teresa) of Holts Summit; and one sister DeAnna (Mike) of San Antonio, Texas. 

He was preceded in death by his father, J. Don Byrd and brother, Jeffery Louis Byrd. 

Brian’s wishes were to be cremated and there will be a private family service at a future date.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at the Hedges-Scott Funeral www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

If you would like, please make a memorial donation to a charity of your choice in honor of Brian’s life.

 

Published July 27, 2022

Ryleigh Rene Randolph, 19
Ryleigh Rene Randolph, of Versailles, passed away Monday, July 11, 2022. She was born September 19, 2002, in Osage Beach, the daughter of Robert Randolph IV and Tonja Grimes.
 
As a child, Ryleigh was active in Girl Scouts. While attending Versailles High School, she participated in the German program and cheerleading, where she made friends who quickly became family. 
 
She was a 2021 graduate of Camdenton High School.
 
Ryleigh loved music and always turned the radio up when an Ariana Grande song came on. She was always happy and was known for her big smile. Ryleigh was loved by so many and will be missed by all who knew her.
 
She is survived by her father, Robert Randolph IV of Camdenton, Missouri; her mother, Tonja Ferguson (Matthew Jones) of the home; brothers, Robert Randolph V of Boulder, Colorado, Alexander Randolph and fiancée Sammi Niehaus of St. Louis, Missouri and Griffen Randolph of Boulder, Colorado; many aunts, uncles, cousins, paternal grandparents, step-sisters and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Becky Randolph and her maternal grandparents.
 
A celebration of Ryleigh’s life was held Monday, July 18, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Jason Vansell officiating.  Graveside services and inurnment followed at Allee Memorial Gardens in Camdenton. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ozark Kat and K9 Shelter in Sunrise Beach.  Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Patricia Duncan, 66
Patricia Duncan was born December 15, 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of Byron and Anna (Redfern) Woolsey.  She passed away July 11, 2022 in Laurie, Missouri.

She was united in marriage to Gerald Duncan on March 20, 1976 in Independence, Missouri.

She was a graduate of Van Horn High School and attended the University of Missouri. She was a lifelong resident of Independence, Missouri until she relocated to the Lake of the Ozarks area in June 2015.

She was an accomplished artist with skills in oil and water painting, mosaics, pencil sketching, and many other disciplines. She enjoyed gardening and her numerous Airedale and Labrador dogs.

As a trained scuba diver, she was especially fond of island and ocean settings.

Survivors include her husband, Gerald Duncan, Camdenton, Missouri; a son, Matthew Duncan and wife Amanda, San Diego, California; a grandson, Miles Duncan, San Diego, California; a brother, Donald Woolsey, Kansas City, Missouri and a sister, Barbara White, Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her father, Byron Woolsey, Independence, Missouri; her mother, Anna May Woolsey, Independence, Missouri and a brother, Gary Woolsey, Katy, Texas.

Memorial donations may be made to Kansas City Art Institute https://donate.kcai.edu/pages/kcai-home

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.

Evelyn Juanita (Schuette) Marg, 98
Evelyn Juanita (Schuette) Marg, daughter of William and Abbie (Stelts) Schuette, was born, October 1, 1924 in Ottawa County, Oklahoma.  She passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at her home in Camdenton, Missouri at the age of ninety-eight years, five months and one day.

On October, 26, 1947, she was united in marriage to George Carl Marg in Joplin, Missouri. To this union four children were born and together they shared fifty-nine years of marriage until his passing on May 12, 2007.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George Carl Marg; her son, William Marg; and her brother, Gerald Schuette.

Survivors include, her three children, Eunice Brakebill, Richard Marg, Pamela Warner; and brother, William Louis Schutte. She leaves behind numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends who will all truly miss her.

Evelyn was raised in Ottawa County, Oklahoma and was a graduate of Wyandotte High School in Wyandotte, Oklahoma in the class of 1942. After graduation, Evelyn moved to Joplin, Missouri where she went to work as a dental assistant for RD Korns.

She met the love of her life, George and became a Pastors wife and followed him to many pastorates in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. In 1979, after raising her four children, she moved to Missouri, where she began working at Camdenton Head Start.

Later she began working at Mozark Health Resort as a nurse’s aide and then Missouri Home Care as a home health aide before her retirement 1989.

Evelyn accepted Christ and was a member of Shaped by the Cross Church; Lutheran Mission, Laurie, Missouri.

In her spare time, she loved to read, garden, take part in the local farmers market and doing work for her church.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and was always a caring neighbor and friend.  We celebrate her life and her accomplishments and will treasure the memories she created for her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 22, 2022, at Peace Lutheran Church, Greenview, Missouri. 
Burial followed the services in Peace Lutheran Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made to Peace Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Katie Jo Kaut, 34
Katie Jo Kaut, of Stover Missouri, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at her home.  She was born January 19, 1988 in Sedalia, Missouri, a daughter of William Stephen and Elaine Sue (Rinehart) Iliff.

On April 25, 2009 in Stover, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Anderson Daniel Giles Kaut.

Katie was a life-long resident of Stover, Missouri. She was a graduate of Morgan County R-1 High School in the class of 2006. She was a stay-at-home mom who enjoyed music, drawing, painting and fishing. Most of all, just being a mom brought her joy.

Survivors include her husband, Anderson Daniel Giles Kaut of Nixa, Missouri; her children, Olivia Lilyana, Isabella Sophia and Anderson Daniel Giles II; her mother, Sue Iliff; a brother, Michael Iliff both of Stover, Missouri and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Iliff and a grandmother, Viola Iris Yeakle.

A celebration of life was held Friday, July 22, 2022 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.  Burial followed at Versailles Cemetery. 

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. 

Patricia Kay Lindsey, age 82
Patricia Kay Lindsey, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at her home. She was born March 17, 1940, in Laurens, Iowa, a daughter of the late Edwin and Lucille (Robertson) Wilcox.
 
Patricia had a daycare in her home, caring for many children who became like family. When she wasn’t loving on her “babies”, she could be found walking around town.
 
She is survived by her children, Darwin Lindsey and wife Xinlan, Barbra Beever and husband Keith, Lorraine Clevenger and husband Michael, Leonard Lindsey and wife Cindy, Dora Swenson and Karen Silvey; fifteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; her siblings, Beverly Lenz, Charlene Eaton, Dee Jackson, Jerry Wilcox, Gary Wilcox, Terry Wilcox and Larry Wilcox and many other relatives and friends. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Roger Dean Lindsey and her sisters, Joan Perrigo, Edwina Peters and Shirley Wilcox.
 
There are no services planned at this time. 
 
Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Mary Elizabeth Jackson, 87
Mary Elizabeth Jackson, of Linn Creek, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Moberly Regional Medical Center in Moberly, Missouri.

Mary was born into this world on March 14, 1935, in Knobel, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Dave and Ara (Harris) Collins.

On August 23, 1953, Mary was united in marriage to Doyan Burkhart in Knobel, Arkansas. They shared 26 years together until his passing in 1979.

She married Rafel “Jack” Jackson in 1981 in St. Charles, Missouri. They shared over 20 years of marriage until his passing on November 3, 2000.

Mary worked for many years as an assembly line worker for Bussmann Fuse in St. Louis, Missouri. She loved traveling, spending time with family and friends, and quilting.

She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Camdenton, Missouri, was active in their church’s bible study, and loved cooking for the Awanas kids.

Mary was a very kind and caring woman who touched many lives. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

Mary is survived by her granddaughter, Sarah Bowles; great-granddaughter, Olivia Bowles; niece, Debbie Dixon; great-nieces, Lisa Tacker, Tracy Wood, Stevie Hudson, and Taylor Fielder; great-nephew Russell Zierenberg; great-great-nieces, Trinity Nielson, Deanna Langone, and Christina Tacker, Harley Zierenberg; great-great-nephews, Tegan Nielsen, Thomas Wood, Charlie Tacker, Aaron Zierenberg, Eric Collins, Dustin Collins, and Dylan Collins.

Mary is preceded by her parents, Dave and Ara Collins; her first husband, Doyan Burkhart; her second husband, Rafel “Jack” Jackson; her stepdaughter Barbra Bowles; her brothers Dennis Collins and Jewel Collins; and her sisters Hazel Eaton and Willow Dean Crump; her nephew’s Ricky Crump, Nicki Crump, and David Collins; her great-great nephew, David Zierenberg.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 25, 2022, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment was held on Monday, July 25, 2022, at St. Charles Memorial Gardens in St. Charles, Missouri.

Lorraine Priscilla Parrish, 99
Lorraine Priscilla Parrish was born January 5, 1923, near Purvis in Camden County, MO to Clyde and Bessie Eddings (Depew) Cooper.  She passed away Thursday, July 21, 2002, at Windsor Estates in Camdenton at the age of 99.

She was the oldest of five children and attended schools in Barnett, Versailles, and Camdenton. Lorraine could share many stories from her lifetime around the Lake of the Ozarks. As a child she attended the picnic to unveil the plan for the creation of Camdenton in 1931, she would recall the bountiful tables of food provided by her Cooper elders who operated the Camden County Poor Farm and the countless memories of her customers she served her whole life. 

During World War II she moved to Kansas City, MO to work in a defense munitions plant welding practice bombs for the military.  She moved back to Eldon, MO where she lived before the war and worked at the MFA store. 

In Eldon, she met her husband Malcolm “Mac” Parrish. They were married on May 22, 1944, in Kansas City, KS.  They operated a taxi service in Eldon before moving to Kansas City, KS for 10 years. 

On September 4, 1947, Mac & Lorraine welcomed their cherished only child Malcolm “Doil” Parrish, Jr.

In 1954, Mac and Lorraine purchased land on Hwy 5, just north of Camdenton and started Parrish Bait &Tackle.  They moved the business to Greenview in 1962. The Parrish’s purchased land in Climax Springs in 1966 and opened their new store in 1967, with the addition of a discount variety store in 1970. 

Parrish Bait & Tackle operated in Climax Springs for 30 years.  Lorraine was known to always greet you with a warm smile and a kind word. Her family’s success can be attributed to her many years of hard work, her ability to organize anything and her business savvy.  In her spare time, she was an avid reader, crocheted beautiful afghans and made wonderful Sunday dinners for her family.  

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Mac, son Doil, stepdaughter Peggy, infant grandson Michael, sister Gertrude McNeil, sister Lois Baughman and an infant brother Ronald Jean.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law Judy Parrish of Climax Springs, granddaughter Terri York and husband David, great-granddaughters Katelyn and Kelsey York, all of Marshfield.  Sister Violet Jacobs of Kansas City, KS and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

A Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at the Climax Springs Cemetery in Climax Springs, Missouri.

Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home and are incomplete at this time.

 

Published July 20, 2022

Ronald Carl Bonar, 74
Ronald Carl Bonar, of Jefferson City, formerly of Versailles, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2022.  He was born January 1, 1948, in Burlington, Iowa, to Ervin Carl and Anita Lorraine (Rutherford) Bonar.
 
He attended country schools through 8th grade and graduated with the Fairfield, Iowa High School, Class of 1966.
 
Ron was united in marriage with Melody Sump on August 29, 1970, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Clarinda, Iowa.
 
He graduated from Iowa State University in November of 1970.  He was employed by the United Parcel Service in Des Moines, Iowa, while Melody finished her degree.
 
Ron was confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church in January of 1973.
 
He and Melody were blessed with three children: Megan Anne, Daniel Carl and Robin Lee.
 
He moved to Morgan County in January of 1982, where they lived on their acreage raising Shiitake mushrooms, vegetables and small livestock.
 
Ron worked in the Assessor’s Office during reassessment and was their mapper when he retired in the spring of 1993 to farm full time.
 
He was known as the “mushroom guy” when he took his ‘shrooms to the Columbia Farmers Market.
 
Ron served on various boards and offices at Hope and Grace Lutheran Churches.  He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church for forty years.  He served several terms as president of the Missouri Vegetable Growers Association, Specialty Mushroom Association, AAL Lamplighter and local branch vice-president and the Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners.
 
He and Melody moved to Jefferson City last year to be closer to his specialists and family.
 
In addition to his wife, Melody, he is survived by his children, Megan Welch (Doug) of Jefferson City, Missouri, Daniel Bonar of Paris, Tennessee and Robin Wildauer (Micah) of Belmopan, Belize, Central America; eight grandchildren, Thomas Welch, Lily Bonar, Connor Welch, Aubrey Bonar, Samuel Wildauer, Elizabeth Wildauer, David Wildauer and Lydia Wildauer; brother, Gary Bonar; one niece; two nephews; one aunt; two uncles; mother-in-law, Elnora Sump; sister-in-law, Merrilee Sump; two brothers-in-law, Michael Sump (Suzanne) and Mitchel Sump (Kathy); many cousins and friends. 

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, parents, Ervin and Anita Bonar, brother, Alan Lee Bonar and sister-in-law, Ruth Bonar.
 
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 16, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Versailles with Pastor Erik Rottmann officiating.  Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Grace Lutheran Church, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Parkinson’s Association or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
 
Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.


Patsy M. Kilgore, 78
Patsy M. Kilgore, of Laurie, formerly of Independence, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at the Laurie Care Center.  She was born November 5, 1943, in Jackson, Tennessee, a daughter of the late James Taylor “J.T.” and Hazel Laverne (Jewett) Willis.
 
Patsy worked at Independence Regional Hospital in medical records for twenty years until she was no longer able due to her health.
 
In her younger years, she enjoyed camping and traveling with her family.  Patsy was a master seamstress, making her daughter’s clothing when they were young and also their wedding dresses.  She was also an avid bowler.
 
She is survived by her daughters, Diane Embree and husband Rick of Laurie, Missouri and Kelly Brasel of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; four grandchildren, Tiger Brasel, Jr., Taylor Brasel, Cassie Workman and Robert Embree and wife Ashlea; fifteen great-grandchildren; her sister, Joyce Dever of Independence, Missouri and many other relatives and friends. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Mike Willis and a great-granddaughter, Ainsley Hope Embree.
 
A celebration of Patsy’s life will be held at a later date.
 
Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.

Helen Joan (Thomas) Jamison
Helen Joan (Thomas) Jamison passed away on July 10, 2022 in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Visitation for the celebration of Helen’s life was held Thursday, July 14, 2022, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org

Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home of Osage Beach, Missouri. www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

Darlene M. Knoerle, 78
Darlene M. Knoerle, of Camdenton, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at the Community Christ Church in Camdenton, Missouri.

Family will welcome friends for a visitation starting at 2:00 at the church.

Arrangements have been placed under the direction of the Hedges-Scott Funeral Home Camdenton, Missouri. www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

Beth Lynette Yates, 58
Beth Lynette Yates, of Camdenton, Missouri passed away Saturday, July 9, 2022 at her childhood home in Preston, Missouri surrounded by her family.

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 17, 2022 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri. www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

Burial followed services at the Little Niangua Cemetery in Preston, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to the family.

Arrangements have been placed under the direction of the Hedges-Scott Funeral Home Camdenton, Missouri.

Kenneth A. Frees, 96
Kenneth A. Frees, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2022, in Columbia, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made to Community Christian Church Family Life Center Loan payment or Lake Regional Cancer Fund in Kenneth’s name.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Hedges-Scott Funeral home in Camdenton, Missouri

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Community Christian Church in Camdenton, Missouri.

Arrangements have been placed under the direction of the Hedges-Scott Funeral Home Camdenton, Missouri. www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

James Kenneth Fulkerson, Jr., 68
James Kenneth Fulkerson, Jr. (Jim, Jimbo) of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2022 in Climax Springs, Missouri.

A celebration of life was held Friday, July 15, 2022 at Sunrise Beach Little Theater in Sunrise Beach, Missouri.

Graveside services were held Friday, July 15, 2022 at Climax Springs Cemetery in Climax Springs, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to the family.

Arrangements have been placed under the direction of the Hedges-Scott Funeral Home Camdenton, Missouri. www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

George Leon Ray Jr., 58
George Leon Ray Jr., of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away at his home on June 24, 2022. George was born on February 26, 1964, the son of George Sr. and Llean Ray.

Visitation was held at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri on July 16, 2022 with the service directly following with full military honors.

Arrangements have been placed under the direction of the Hedges-Scott Funeral Home Camdenton, Missouri. www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

Ted H. Noworolnik, 85
Ted H. Noworolnik, of Climax Springs, Missouri, formerly of Chicago, Illinois, son of Martin Noworolnik and Anna Fijał Noworolnik (both deceased), passed away on June 20, 2022.

Services will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. in Climax Springs, Missouri, at Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church and will be officiated by Father Vacca.
 
An Interment Service will be held at a later date at St. Adalbert Cemetery, located at 6800 N. Milwaukee Ave, Niles, Illinois, 60714.

Arrangements have been placed under the direction of the Hedges-Scott Funeral Home Camdenton, Missouri. www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

Karen Mae Luttrell, 74
Karen Mae Luttrell, daughter of Warren Allee and Lorene Huddleston-Allee, was born, February 27, 1948 in Montreal, Missouri. She passed away on July 11, 2022 at her home in Pleasant Hope, Missouri at the age of seventy-four years, four months and fourteen days.

Karen was united in marriage to Terry Luttrell and to this union three children were born.

Karen was preceded in passing by her parents; brother, Steve Allee; sister, Cheryl Allee; brother, James Allee; and a granddaughter, Hannah Decker.

She is survived by her husband, Terry Luttrell of Pleasant Hope, Missouri; daughter, Tabatha Wallace and husband, Kenny of Camdenton, Missouri; two sons, Josh Luttrell and wife, Brandi of Rogersville, Missouri, and Jeremiah Luttrell of Pleasant Hope, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Seth Luttrell, Amanda Good, Maddie Rose Luttrell, Kegan Buckingham, Bailey Luttrell, Lance Luttrell, Troy Huff, and Brandon Decker; one brother, Jerry Allee and wife, Debbie of Montreal, Missouri; three sisters, Tamie Sumner and husband, Rick of Montreal, Missouri, Christi Allee of Mexico, Missouri and Nancy Jeffries and husband, Kevin of Centralia, Missouri; two dear friends, Leah and Tiffany, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Karen was born in Lebanon, Missouri and later graduated from Iberia high school. After graduation Karen worked at Brown and Hicks truck stop for many years, as well as several other local businesses throughout Camden County.

Karen made a profession of faith at a young age and was a member of Buffalo Prairie Baptist Church.

In her spare time Karen enjoyed reading, browsing yard sales, and yearly trips to the Jacobs Cave swap meet. Most importantly she treasured and loved being with her family and being a loving and devoted grandmother.
 
Karen was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, neighbor and friend. We celebrate her life and her accomplishments and will treasure the memories she created for her family and friends.

A memorial service was held Friday, July 15, 2022 at Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri. 

Memorial donations may be made to the family and left at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

 

Published July 13, 2022

Charles Lee Eidson, 43
Charles Lee Eidson, son of Carl Leo and Debra Sue Eidson, was born July 14, 1978 in Columbia, Missouri.  He passed away Friday, July 1, 2022, in Lake Regional Hospital at the age of forty-three years, eleven months and seventeen days.

Charles was preceded in death by his father, Carl Leo Eidson; his paternal grandfather, Silas Eidson; his maternal grandparents, J.T. and Helen Eidson and Gretta Denny; as well as an uncle, Ronald “Ronnie” Eidson.

He is survived by his mother, Debra Eidson of Macks Creek, Missouri; his sister, Carlyn Arnold and husband David, of Macks Creek, Missouri; his life partner, April Montes and her children, Hailey, Riley, Delaney and  grandson, Colton, all of Macks Creek, Missouri; his niece and nephews, Trenton, Jordan and Tayler Arnold; his paternal grandmother, Elsie Curnutt, of Buffalo, Missouri; his maternal grandfather, Densil “Ink” Denny, of Camdenton, Missouri; his aunts and uncles, Jessie Eidson and wife Tamara, Harold Eidson and wife Pam, Sheila Peachy and husband David, Gary Eidson and wife Cecelia, Joyce Ice and husband Lonnie, Joy Hufferd and husband Mike, Steven Eidson and wife Beth, J.D. Eidson and wife Veronica, and Tommy Eidson and wife Karen; as well as a host of other relatives and many friends.

Charles grew up in the Macks Creek and Camdenton areas and attended Camdenton R-3 schools.  He many years working with his father at High Brothers Lumber and later at Missouri Insulation until his health forced him to retire.

Charles was saved and was a member of Myetta Missionary Baptist Church where he was an active member for many years.

In his spare time, Charles loved hunting and fishing, going to the river with his family, riding horses, camping and watching his favorite movie, “Dances with Wolves”

Charles was a loving son, brother, grandson and uncle. We celebrate his life and accomplishments and will treasure the many wonderful memories he has created for his family and many friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 7, 2022 in Myetta Missionary Baptist Church with burial following in Myetta Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made to the family in care of the funeral home at 15 Clint Avenue, Camdenton, Missouri 65020.

Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri. www.alleeholmanhowe.com

Lois Ilene Hansen, 79
Lois Ilene Hansen, of Gardner, Kansas, passed away after a short illness on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Olathe Hospice House, Olathe, Kansas. Lois was born on January 26, 1943 in Stover, Missouri to Raymond Floyd and Martha Laverne (Ritchie) Palmes.

Lois was married to Archie Neal Hansen on December 16, 1962 in Versailles, Missouri.  They were married 59 years. 

She grew up and lived until the age of eighteen years in Versailles, Missouri, where she graduated from high school.  Lois and Archie moved to the Edgerton and Gardner, Kansas areas where she spent most of her working life.  She worked as a shipping clerk for Data Documents later Vestcom, retiring after 37 years. Lois enjoyed gardening, sewing and cleaning. She will be missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Archie of the home; children, Kelly Hansen, Leesburg, Virginia, Clark Hansen and wife Yvonna, Topeka, Kansas and Clint Hansen and wife Darlene, Crestview, Florida; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents.

A funeral service was held Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.  Inurnment will follow in Versailles Cemetery. 

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Bobby Wray Campbell, 80
Bobby Wray Campbell, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 10, 1941, in Versailles, the son of the late Dorsey W. and Genevie (Gabriel) Campbell.
 
On June 19, 1965, at the Versailles First Christian Church, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Lana (Huffman) Campbell.
 
Bob was a veteran having served in the United States Army from 1963 to 1965.
 
He was raised Mennonite and later joined the Baptist faith.
 
Bob was a truck driver for many years and also enjoyed farming.
 
He enjoyed making knives, restoring antique tractors, crafting with horse shoes, making picture frames out of wood and taking afternoon naps with his dogs.
 
Bob was a member of the Antique Tractor Club.
 
In addition to his wife, Lana, he is survived by his daughter, Angela Young and husband Richard of Versailles; nieces and nephews and many friends.
 
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 7, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Bill Johnson officiating.  Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Versailles. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. 

Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Angie Knott, 66
Angie Knott, of Barnett, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2022, at her home. She was born November 22, 1955, in Juneau, Alaska, a daughter of the late Frank and Brazila “Bee” (Bowling) Bennett.

On December 22, 2014, in Versailles, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, John Knott.

Angie worked for many area nursing homes and was currently employed at the Golden Age Living Center in Stover.

She was an avid lover of firearms and sporting and was a sharp shooter for the Knoxville County Sheriff’s Department.

Angie was proud of her thirty years of sobriety as of September 4, 2021.

She enjoyed caring for people and loved all animals.

In addition to her husband, John, she is survived by her children, Jackelene Knott of Arizona, Heather Carlisle of Algona, Iowa, Sarah Bormann and husband Chuck of Luzerne, Iowa, Adam Lively of Eldon, Missouri, Jake Lively of Mason City, Iowa and Hannah Trierweiler and husband Brent of Sioux Rapids, Iowa; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandson; her step-father, Wayne Hutchinson of Arizona; her brothers, Frank Bennett of Alaska, John Hutchinson of Arizona and Jim Hutchinson and wife Diane of Arizona and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jarod Becker.

There are no services planned at this time. Memorial contributions are suggested to any no kill animal shelter in memory of Angie.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. www.kidwellgarber.com

Raelynn Rena Werner, 2
Raelynn Rena Werner, of Sedalia, Missouri, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2022 in Stover, Missouri. She was born May 19, 2020 in Osage Beach, Missouri, a daughter of Brandon Michael Werner and Shiana Rena (McComb) Nason.

Raelynn was a beautiful young girl who loved anything to do with unicorns and Minnie Mouse. She had a thing for shoes and soft blankets. She enjoyed being outside and picking flowers. She brought joy to all who were with her.

Survivors include her mother, Shiana Nason of Sedalia, Missouri; her father, Brandon Werner of Springfield, Missouri; her siblings, Mallory Nason, Nevaeh Nason, Larry Nason, Brentley McComb and Conner McComb; maternal grandparents, Susan and Robert White of Laurie, Missouri and Jessica Bittiker and Richard Nason of Stover, Missouri; paternal grandfather, Glenn Werner of Belton, Missouri; maternal great-grandparents, Thelma Ash, Beverly Luttrell and Sharon and Donald Holmes and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by paternal grandmother Dianna Werner; maternal great-grandparents, William Ash and Billy Luttrell and paternal great-grandparents, Barbara Werner, Glenn Werner, Sr. and Glenda and James McCalister.

A celebration of life was held at Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Old Time Gospel Church, Eldon, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Richard Everette Jones, 95
Richard Everette Jones, of Stockton, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 4, 2022 in his home. He was born November 8, 1926 in Marion, Illinois, a son of William Richard and Margeuerite (Gleason) Jones.

He was united in marriage to Odetta Colleen Tull and they shared many happy years of marriage.

He served his country proudly in the United States Navy during World War II.  He worked for many years in the oil fields of Texas.  He was a jeweler in Jefferson City, Missouri and lived in Stover, Missouri for twenty-five years.  He was a member of the Stover chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife, Colleen Jones of the home; two daughters, Katrina Armstrong and Margie Schweitzerboth of Salem, Oregonand a host of other relatives and friends.

No formal services will be held at this time. Inurnment will be in Versailles Cemetery. 

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Larry Raymond Jepsen, 82
Larry Raymond Jepsen, of Laurie, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2022, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. He was born May 16, 1940, in Battle Creek, Iowa, a son of the late Raymond and Lucille (Baeth) Jepsen.
 
He was united in marriage to Barbara Miaczynski who preceded him in death on September 16, 1982. On February 16, 1985, he married his surviving wife, Mary Zumbehl.
 
Larry grew up on a farm in Iowa and occasionally enjoyed going back to Schleswig to help his brother and dad for many years. He worked as ground support for Eastern Airlines for thirty years until his retirement. He and Mary moved to the lake in 1990 and owned Laurie Bait and Tackle Bass Pro for fifteen years.
 
Larry was an avid outdoorsman and a member of the National Rifle Association. He was also a member of the West Lake Christian Church in Laurie.
 
In addition to his wife, Mary, he is survived by his children, Brenda Jepsen, Donna Kuhl, Doreen Morgan, Janine Mayberry, Gayle Hofeling and Stephen Zumbehl; fifteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Loren Jepsen; sister, Joan Paulsen and many other relatives and friends.
 
Funeral services were held at Tuesday, July 12, at the West Lake Christian Church in Laurie with Reverend Chance McMullin officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Iowa. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Ozark Kat and K9 Shelter or the West Lake Christian Church.  Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.

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