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


Published October 12, 2022

Larry Duarte, 55
June 25, 1967 to September 21, 2022

It is with broken hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Larry Duarte, 55, of a house fire in Ivy Bend, Missouri. Larry was a loved husband, father, friend and grandpa. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard; his brother, Lenny; his sons, Antonio and Michael; his daughter, Heather and several other family members. 

He is survived by his wife, Abby; his sons, Donovan and Dominic; his daughters, Caitlyn and Adeline; his sister, Sherri; his mother, Kathy as well as several nephews and nieces. 

He worked and played hard, enjoying life where he could. Among his proudest moments were spending time with his children and grandchild and serving his community through volunteer fire fighting. 

He was most recently with the Ivy Bend Volunteer Fire Department where he reached the rank of Assistant Chief before his health made him retire.

He will always be remembered for his sense of humor and being on “Larry” time. 

Services and inurnment at Mount Muncie Cemetery and a celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions to the family will be accepted.

Online condolences may be left at

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

Angela Renee “Angie” Sinclair, 55
Angela Renee “Angie” Sinclair, left our lives in the evening on August 26, 2022, unexpectedly. She was a loving mom to two daughters, wife, proudest Gigi of one grandson, the most thoughtful daughter, aunt and friend to many.
Angie was born July 29, 1967, in Kansas City, Missouri. She was raised by her grandparents, Don and Billie Schmedding. Angie was influenced by them and her mother, Marylin, to be a loving and caring woman, always giving her time to others, putting herself last and she incorporated that into her motherhood. 
She met her husband, Charlie, in 1991, at a local bar then shortly after, was married in July of 1992. They welcomed their first daughter, Angelena that September and their second daughter, Amanda in November of 1993. She loved nothing more than being a mom. 
Angie was everyone’s favorite lunch lady. She retired from the Blue Springs School District after twenty-five years to watch over her first grandson, Wil. Wil was the light of his G’s world. 
Her biggest joys in life always included being surrounded by her family. She was the life of the party, even if she wasn’t invited. Her contagious laugh will be greatly missed. Party on, Ang.
Expressions of sympathy may be left online at
Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.

Mary Louise (McVey) Carter, 95
Mary Louise (McVey) Carter, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away July 21, 2022, after contracting COVID-19. She was born on March 24, 1927, in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of Edward Roland and Mary Teresa (Feeney) McVey.
She was united in marriage to Robert Lee Carter and together they shared over sixty years of marriage.
Louise was raised in the Kansas City area and graduated from St. Theresa’s Academy in Kansas City, Missouri.
She met the love of her life celebrating the end of World War II on the streets of Kansas City, Missouri shortly after Bob’s liberation from a German POW Camp.
Louise worked her way up to a supervisor at TWA based in Kansas City, Missouri and Los Angeles, California where she worked for fifteen years.
Louise and Bob made their home in Southern California where they raised their children. She taught CCD classes at St. Rosa Lima Catholic Church in Simi Valley, California and was a piano teacher with forty students.
They retired to Lake of the Ozarks in December of 1979 and were both artists and belonged, for several years, to the Lake Area Dance Association.
She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, (Lector and Eucharistic Minister), Osage Community Lady Elks Lodge 2705 and American Ex-Prisoners of War.
She was a wonderful, kind, loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and nana who will be dearly missed by all who loved her. 
She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Morgan and her husband Gale of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; a son John J. Carter and his wife Amy of Nixa, Missouri; three grandchildren, Teresa Morgan of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, John R. Carter and Derek Dotson both of Nixa, Missouri; a brother Bill McVey and wife Betty of Elkhorn, Nebraska; a sister Eileen Bolin of Prairie Village, Kansas and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Bob who passed away in 2019, a sister Rosemary Lagomarcino and two brothers Raymond (Ed) McVey and John McVey.
A private Christian burial was held.
Memorial donations can be made to: American Ex-Prisoners of War and Jefferson Barracks POW/-MIA Museum, PO Box 67, St. Charles, MO 63302. 

Online condolences may be left at
Arrangements were under the care and direction of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.

Wallace Norman, 79
Wallace Norman, of Climax Springs, Missouri, passed away Friday, September 28, 2022, at Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.

Services were held Sunday October 9, 2022, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home Camdenton.

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

Larry Moody, 76
Larry Moody, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2022, at Grapevine, TX.

Services were held Sunday October 8, 2022, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home Camdenton.

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

Joe Willis Rogers Jr, 88
Joe Willis Rogers Jr, of Stoutland, Missouri, passed away Sunday Oct 2, 2022, at Dixon Care Center in Dixon, MO

Services will be held Saturday October 15, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at High Point Cemetery,  Montreal, MO.

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

Emma Quitoriano Judalena Wall, 83
Emma Quitoriano Judalena Wall, daughter of Felix Judalena and Jacinta Quitoriano was born February 4, 1939 in Currimao, Philippines.  She passed away October 1, 2022, at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of eighty-three years, seven months and twenty-seven days.

On July 14, 1964 she was united in marriage to William “Bill” Wall Jr. and to this union three children were born.  Together they shared fifty-eight years of marriage

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Lisa Hultz and eight brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Wall of the home; two daughters, Cori Nieters & husband David of St. Louis, Missouri, and Lori Sims Marcantonio & husband Jim of Camdenton, Missouri; ten grandchildren, Tony Hultz, Haley Hultz, Josh Sims, Jenna Sims, Jessi Sims, Rachel Nieters, Rebecca Nieters, Christina Nieters, Jacqueline Nieters, and David Nieters Jr. as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Emma was raised in Currimao, Philippines where she finished her primary education and graduated from nursing school. Shortly after completion of her nursing program, Emma elected to join the Vocational Exchange Program, which brought her to the United States for two years. During that time, she would meet the love of her life William “Bill” Wall Jr.

After marriage, Emma would take her next assignment in the Vocational Exchange Program in Canada. Emma and Bill would start their family while in Canada, with the birth of their first daughter. At the end of her two-year program in Canada they relocated back to Independence, Missouri.

They spent the next ten years in Independence where Emma took nursing courses so her nursing degree would be recognized in the States, as well as growing their family from three to five. In 1977, Emma and her family moved to the Lake of the Ozarks and she began nursing at a newly opened Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital where she was the fifth employee hired.

Emma would work for over twenty years at the hospital before retiring in 1997. During her career at the hospital Emma was pivotal in many different departments as it expanded.

Emma made a profession of faith and was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church of Camdenton, Missouri.

In her spare time Emma loved to grow plants. Her love for plants found her husband Bill eventually building Emma a nine hundred square foot greenhouse. She had many hobbies she loved, from fishing, cooking, gardening but most importantly being a wife, mother and grandmother.

Emma was a loving and a 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.

Funeral Mass was held Saturday, October 8, 2022 at St. Anthony Catholic Church of Camdenton, Missouri. 

Family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to L.A.M.B. House or St. Anthony Catholic Church and left with or mailed to the funeral home at 15 Clint Ave Camdenton, Missouri 65020

Online condolences may be made at

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

Jim Shivers, 90
Jim Shivers, son of Wes and Zedna Waters Shivers, was born September 4, 1932 in near Linn Creek Missouri. He passed away Thursday morning, October 6, 2022, in Montreal, Missouri at the age of ninety years, one month and two days.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ezra Shivers and John Shivers; his sister, Alice Hollingsworth and his sister-in-law, Hazel Shivers.

In his passing, Jim leaves behind several friends, whom he considered family.

Jim was raised in the Linn Creek area and attended school at Freedom. After graduation, Jim worked on the family farm with his dad and brother raising stock cattle. He was later employed by the Missouri Conservation Department and the Missouri State Parks and worked at the Fort Leonard Wood Recreation Center.  He retired after twenty-eight years to the State of Missouri. 

Jim and his brother John raised Black Angus cattle together and were well known by many for their beautiful cattle.  He was a member of the Black Angus Association.

Growing up, he attended church at Freedom Church of Christ in Montreal.

Jim’s favorite hobby was to work and live on the family farm which he still owns.  His farm was his haven which gave him security and happiness. To Jim, his farm was a picture of God’s loveliness.

Jim was a wonderful son, brother and brother-in-law and was a caring neighbor and friend to many. We celebrate his life and the many wonderful memories that he made for everyone that knew him.

A graveside service took place Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at Freedom Cemetery, Montreal, Missouri.

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

Published October 5, 2022

Charles Clifford Dowell, 65
Charles Clifford Dowell, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2022, at the Laurie Care Center. 

He was born December 21, 1956, in Versailles, a son of the late Charles Franklin “BoBo” and Oma L. (Brockway) Dowell.
Clifford was employed with the City of Versailles for twenty-eight years until his retirement.
He loved the outdoors, especially while spending time fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his children, Chuck Dowell and wife Nichole and Amber Bennett and husband Zachariah; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Mitch Porter and Kim Dowell; sister, Christine White and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 30, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home to assist the family with expenses.
Expressions of sympathy may be left online at

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

Paul Jay Watson, 95
Paul Jay Watson, formerly of Camdenton, MO, went to be with God on September 25, 2022 at the Hermitage Nursing and Rehab Center. He had struggled with Alzheimer’s for several years.

He was born on December 21, 1926 to Luther and Lela (Forge) Watson in Maryville, Missouri. He grew up in Maryville, graduating from high school in 1946.

He began working for Western Union Telegraph Company in 1944 as a messenger boy and continued working for Western Union until his retirement in 1987. He also served as Financial Secretary of his local Union, the United Telegraph Workers for many years. 

He served honorably in the United States Army from 1950-52 during the Korean War.

He married Ardith Grace Leiber on November 18, 1956. They had two children, Mike and Robin, and were married for 60 years until her death in 2017.

Paul was a faithful and devoted husband and father. Paul and his family lived in Dallas, Texas from 1959 until 1965 when they moved to Blue Springs, Missouri. After retirement, Paul and Ardith moved to Camdenton in 1992.

He was always a faithful church member: at the First Christian Church in Blue Springs, and later at the First Baptist Church in Camdenton.

In many ways, he was a quiet man, but he came alive on the ball field. He enthusiastically coached his son’s and daughter’s baseball & softball teams for several years. He umpired boys’ baseball and girls’ softball games for many years with great animation.
With his grandchildren, he liked to sing silly songs, play “Duck Duck Goose” and give tractor rides and endless bowls of ice cream. His hobbies included coin & stamp collecting and gardening.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, brother Roy W. Watson and sister Kahla M. Scott. He is survived by his son Mike Watson (Janna), daughter Robin Wheeler (Tom), six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home in Wheatland on September 29, led by Chaplain Paul Posey. Burial followed at the Fairview Butcher cemetery in Weaubleau.

Larry John Magill, 82
Larry John Magill, son of Herbert Vernon and Delores Jean Magill, was born on May 11, 1940, in Kansas City, Missouri. He passed away September 23, 2022, in Osage Beach, Missouri, at the age of 82 years and 4 months.
On April 10, 1964, he was united in marriage to Ruth Anne Welland. They were married for 57 years. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Michael Patrick and Paul Glenn Magill.
Survivors include the mother of his children, Ruth Anne Magill; four children, Laurie (Vern) Harmon, Mary (Maurice) Tribbet, David (Patti) Magill and Daniel (Lisa) Magill; niece, Lorena Magill; four grandchildren, Anne Mayo, Christopher Harmon, Nicholas Magill and Grace Tribbet; two great-grandchildren, Isaac & Ethan Mayo and other loving relatives and friends.
He was raised in Kansas City, Missouri, and graduated from Southeast High School in 1958.  He then graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1964, where he majored in physiology and chemistry and earned a Bachelor’s degree. Upon graduation from MU, he joined Bayer Chemical Company as a metabolic chemist and Regulatory Scientist. 

In 1974, the family moved to Afton, Minnesota, where he joined the 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota, as a Senior Regulatory Scientist and Business Manager. Upon retirement, he moved to the Lake of the Ozarks at Laurie, Missouri.
After retirement, he remained active in his community by serving 12 years as Secretary of the Camden County Tax Board for Senior Services; Administrator for Helpers for Hire program, in conjunction with the Morgan and Camden County Sheriffs’ Departments; Board member with the Westside Senior Center, President of the Laurie 5-0 Crime Watch and a member of the Westlake Christian Church.
In his spare time, he loved spending time on his dock, boating and fishing on the Lake of the Ozarks, participating in the managed deer hunt at the Smithville Lake, writing periodic articles for local newspapers and completing his book of letters as a legacy for all his grandchildren.

Toward the end of his life, he often said that he was looking forward to a better place where there will be no more polio and being reunited with his loving family and friends, including his loyal dog named Champ and his horse named Blizzard.
There are no services planned at this time. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at

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

Chester R. Jones, 93
Chester R. Jones, of Camdenton, Missouri passed away Friday, September 30, 2022. Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri.

Emma Wall, 83
Emma Wall, of Camdenton, Missouri passed away surrounded by her family October 1, 2022 at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri. Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri

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