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 9-13-17

Gregory “Greg” Earl Shearer, 56

Gregory “Greg” Earl Shearer, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at his home.

Greg was born on October 7, 1960 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was the son of Earl and Minnie Katheryn (Wilson) Shearer.

On September 14, 1985 in the Fern Grotto on Kauai island, Hawaii, Greg was united in marriage to Kathryn Rachaner. They shared 32 years of marriage together at the time of his death.

Greg worked as a carpenter for many years specializing in cabinetry. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, working on his vehicles, and watching sci-fi movies. Cooking for his family and spending time with them brought him the greatest joy.

Greg is survived by his wife Kathryn of the home; daughter Madison Shearer of Eldon, Missouri; daughter Haley Shearer of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; daughter Sydney Shearer, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; daughter Darby Shearer of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; brother Harry Steven Shearer and wife Lori of United, Pennsylvania; sister Kim Shearer Miller and husband Jim of Raymore, Missouri; sister Amy Shearer of Kansas City, Missouri along with many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Katie Shearer.

Celebration of Life Services were held at Paradise Restaurant in Sunrise Beach, MO Tuesday September 5, 2017. Please instead of flowers or material items, please feel free to make donations to scholarship fund setup for Sydney and Darby Shearer at Central Bank Lake of the Ozarks, Laurie, MO

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri.


Kenneth Lynn Grossman, 78
Kenneth Lynn Grossman, passed away on Thursday August 31, 2017 at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri. He was born in Nuckolls County Nebraska on December 22, 1938, the first son of Kenneth and Dorothy (Blevins) Grossman.

He was a member of the Church of Christ, Angus, Nebraska being baptized in the Little Blue River near Angus, Nebraska. He graduated from Nelson High School with the Class of ’56 and was married in Zion Lutheran Church in Clay Center, Nebraska on March 29, 1959 to Marjorie Lobeda.

They shared their lives together for 58 years and were blessed with two sons, Kenneth L Grossman II (companion, Robin), Dudley Grossman (Laura) and one daughter, Rebecca Parker (Ralph); six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

Ken served in the United States Air Force as an air traffic controller. He was honorably discharged in 1961; then graduated from the Federal Aviation Academy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma the same year.

He retired from the Federal Aviation Administration after 29 years of service.

Upon retirement the couple moved to the west side of the Lake of the Ozarks where Ken devoted many hours of community service, being an active member of Kent Memorial Lutheran Church in Sunrise Beach, serving as Council President and on the Property Committee.

He was proud to be inducted into the North Highway 5 Bowling Association Hall of Fame. He enjoyed the sport of horseshoe pitching having won first place in his class at World Horseshoe Tournament in Springfield, Illinois.

He was a man of honesty and integrity having guided several young boys to the rank of Eagle Scout, including his two sons, during his many years as a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America.

Ken is survived by his wife, Marjorie; twin brother and sister, Leonard (Gail) and LeAnn (Dorrel) Lipker; his three children and their families and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services with military honors was held Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Edgar City Cemetery, Edgar, Nebraska.

Memorial donations may be made to the family who in turn will donate to a worthy charity.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Larry Dale Hawkins, 78
Larry Dale Hawkins, of Cocoa, Florida formerly of Brumley, Missouri passed away Wednesday August 30, 2017 at his home in Cocoa.

Larry was born January 6, 1939 in Brumley, Missouri. He was the son of Reber L. and Faye (McClain) Hawkins.

Larry proudly served in the United States Army. Following his honorable discharge, he was hired by McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, Missouri, where he worked on the Mercury Project with the space shuttle for numerous years. He later transferred to Cape Canaveral in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Larry explored different opportunities and developed and owned Pine Island Estates in Merritt Island, Florida. He also owned a used car business.

In his younger adulthood, Larry loved to water ski at the Lake of the Ozarks, squirrel hunting, and racing his corvettes, winning several trophies through the years. Larry loved his two white shepherd dogs and in general loved all animals.

His family was very dear to him, always coming home every Christmas time to see his parents, aunts, siblings, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Many in the family looked forward to his fresh oranges, grapefruits, and pecans he brought with him each Christmas to share

Larry is survived by one sister, Danita (Dee) Allan and husband Gary, of Eugene, Missouri; two brothers, Gary Hawkins, of Brumley, Missouri and Ken Hawkins and wife Ethel, of Ballwin, Missouri; his aunt Dean Edwards, of Tuscumbia, Missouri; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his father and mother, Reber L and Faye Hawkins.

Services were held Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Private Family burial was at Gott Cemetery in Brumley, Missouri.

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

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


Wade Wood Huffman, 86
Wade Wood Huffman, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City. He was born October 24, 1930, in Morgan County, a son of the late Oliver P. and Elizabeth “Kate” (Friedley) Huffman.

On April 22, 1977, in Versailles, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Aretta (Capps) Silvey Huffman.

Wade was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps having served in the Korean Conflict. In March of 1954, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal.

He started his teaching career in 1962 at the Gravois Mills School where he taught fifth and sixth grades. Later, he taught fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth grades and the Title 1 Remedial Program at the Morgan County R-II School in Versailles retiring after thirty-four years.

Wade was a member of the Versailles First Assembly of God Church.

In addition to his wife, Aretta, he is survived by his sons, Lanny Silvey of Versailles, Missouri, Keven Silvey and wife Teresa of Stover, Missouri, Phillip Silvey and wife Debbie of Ozark, Missouri, Ron Silvey and wife Shelly of Joplin, Missouri and Mark Silvey and wife Susan of Shalimar, Florida; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; brother, Aubrey Huffman and wife Betty of Versailles, Missouri; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Fred Huffman, Earl Huffman, Don Huffman, Vencil Huffman, Cecil Huffman, Norman Huffman and Greg Huffman, a daughter-in-law, Rhonda Silvey and a grandchild, Leslie Silvey.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 5, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor John Fransisco and Reverend Roy Bennett officiating. Graveside services and interment with military honors followed in the Stover Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation or the Convoy of Hope. 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.

Carole L. Fitzgerald, 53
Carole L. Fitzgerald, of Climax Springs, Missouri passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 surrounded by her family at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Carole was born on February 23, 1964 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of John (Jack) and Mariann (Drake) Harris and step-mother Chris Harris.

On March 8, 1984 in Hutchinson, Kansas, Carole was united in marriage to Terry Fitzgerald. They shared over 33 years of marriage together at the time of her death.

Carole enjoyed spending time outdoors hiking, camping and fishing. She loved making arts and crafts and enjoyed keeping bees. Her greatest joy was in spending time with her family.

Carole is survived by her husband Terry of the home, her children Marianne Koeppen and Katherine Fitzgerald; two grandchildren, Erin Rose and Kyra Lynn Koeppen; sister Kathy Reffner and husband Brian; brother Loren Harris and wife Adah along with several other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mariann and one son, Terry Gordon Fitzgerald Jr. and Grandmother Vivian Prock.

A Celebration of Life was held September 8, 2017 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri. Officiating was Rev. and Mrs. Floyd Dake.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.


George Cleveland Hartsell, 75
George Cleveland Hartsell, of the Ivy Bend Community near Stover, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017, at the Laurie Care Center. He was born August 21, 1942, in Iola, Kansas, the son of the late David Washington and Marjorie Marcella (Gilbreath) Hartsell.

George was an over-the-road truck driver for Olinger Transport in Kansas City for many years until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Lori Hartsell; son, Robert David Allen Hartsell of Blue Eye, Arkansas; daughters, Donna Brandle of Stover, Missouri, Georganna Myres of Pryor, Oklahoma, Sherlyn Hickerson of Amoret, Missouri, Elisabeth Goodson of Blue Springs, Missouri and Kathleen Couillard of Italy; nineteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren and many friends.

A private celebration of George’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 Funeral Home of Versailles.
 

Published 9-6-17

William W. “Bill” Williams, 93
William W. “Bill” Williams, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born October 28, 1923, in Versailles, the son of the late Raymond Lee and Sarah Agnes (Woodin) Williams.

On October 5, 1944, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Dorothy Heinemann at her home in Versailles. Together they have shared seventy-two years of marriage.

Bill graduated from Versailles High School in 1941. Following graduation, he enrolled in a business college for a year and then moved back to Versailles. He began his employment at the Courthouse working in the military draft office.

Having known there was a good possibility he would be drafted, he enlisted in the United States Navy Air Corps. He went on to serve in World War II and flew the Corsair Fighter Plane. After being honorably discharged, he established his own salon in Versailles, “The Beauty Box” that he owned and operated for forty-five years until his retirement.

Bill kept busy during his retirement years. He was an active member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Versailles where he served as Deacon, Elder and played the organ for many years. He also served as a sexton of the Versailles Cemetery for many years and served on the Versailles Cemetery Board for over twenty years.

His passion for the cemetery led he and Dorothy to record all of the gravesites for the one hundred fifty-two cemeteries in Morgan County.

Their knowledge and dedication will remain a perpetual, invaluable asset to the residents of Morgan County. Bill was also a member of the American Legion Post 104 in Versailles and a former member of the Lions Club.

As busy as Bill kept himself, he still had time to do what he loved, mow his lawn. Most of all, he loved his wife, children and grandchildren and treasured the time he spent with them.

In addition to his wife, Dorothy, he is survived by his children, Joy Peek and husband Dan of Barnett, Missouri and Lee Williams and wife Donna of St. Petersburg, Florida; grandchildren, Craig Baer and wife Kim, Nathan Baer and wife Kim Anne, Seth Baer, Bill Williams and wife Jodi, Angela Rashba and husband Dan, Kyler Williams, Allison Williams and Jordan Williams; great-grandchildren, Grace Baer, Spencer Baer, Elizabeth Baer, Rae Rashba, Reese Rashba, Lee Williams, Nora Williams and Peyton Williams and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jim Williams in 2005.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 2, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Versailles with Pastor Rudy Beard officiating. Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Westminster Presbyterian Church or the Versailles Cemetery Association. 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.

Bobby Gene Myers, 80
Bobby Gene Myers, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri. He was born July 17, 1937 in Clinton, Kentucky, a son of Clifton Leo and Mary Linnie (Rabbi) Myers.

On February 23, 1957 in East St. Louis, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Jacqueline Lois Lutat. Together they shared the past sixty years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sheila Myers and two sisters, Margaret Gregory and Kay Smothers.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Myers of the home; a daughter, Sherral Carter and husband Terry of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren, Cory Kinder, David Rhoades, Elizabeth Persons, Katy Carter and Timothy Carter; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Wray Moore and wife Carol of Mississippi; a sister, Pat Eberhardt and husband Lee of Illinois and a host of other relatives and friends.

Bobby served his country proudly in the United States Army. He worked for Edison Brothers Shoe Factory in St. Louis. He and Lois retired to the lake area in 2004 where they became members of First Baptist Church of Gravois Mills.

In his spare time, enjoyed fishing, gardening, and playing horseshoes.

A memorial service was held Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Gravois Mills.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Donald Anthony Karch, 65
Donald Anthony Karch, of Barnett, Missouri, passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017 at his home. He was born May 24, 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Harold and Dorothy (White) Karch.

Donald served his country proudly in the United States Army. He worked as a brick layer for the union until his retirement. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by a son, Tony Karch of Olean, Missouri; a daughter, Heather Tinsley of St. Charles, Missouri; five grandchildren, Brody Tinsley, Kinleigh Karch, Colby Karch, Bristal Tinsley and Kelly Karch; a brother, John Karch of Rocky Mount, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Karch, two brothers and three sisters.

A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date in St. Charles, Missouri. 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.

Lois Lavena Holst, 94
Lois Lavena Holst, of Versailles, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017, at the Laurie Care Center. She was born December 10, 1922, in Versailles, a daughter of the late Albert Elias and Lula Elizabeth (Kinney) Silvey.

On March 7, 1942, in Versailles, she was united in marriage to Roy Nicholas Holst, who preceded her in death on July 10, 2001.

After attending a semester of college to become a teacher, Lois taught at Proctor School. She then moved to Kansas City where she was employed at the Federal Reserve Bank for twelve years.

Upon moving back to Versailles, she worked as a teacher’s aide for the Morgan County R-II Elementary School until her retirement. She enjoyed spending her retired years sewing and cooking.

Lois was a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons, Ron and Barbara Holst of Gravois Mills, Missouri and Jim Holst and wife Elaine of Lenexa, Kansas; grandsons, David Holst, Paul Holst, Dr. Joshua Holst and Jacob Holst; five great-grandchildren; sister, Gertrude Bias of Versailles, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Phineas Silvey, sisters, Melva Wood and Faye Drace, five half-brothers and five half-sisters.

Funeral services were held at Saturday, September 2, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Ken Martin officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Holst Cemetery in Gravois Mills. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Holst Cemetery Association, Versailles First Baptist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association. 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.


Randy Lee Chronister, 55
Randy Lee Chronister, of the Ivy Bend area of Stover, Missouri, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 in his home. He was born June 27, 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of Kenneth Dale and Martha Irene (Myers) Chronister.

Survivors include his mother, Martha Harper of Slater, Missouri; two brothers, Terry Chronister of Buffalo, Missouri and David Chronister of Slater, Missouri; a sister, Deborah Weingburg and husband Steven of Concordia, Missouri and his good friends, Butchey Schultz, Greg Jones and Berry Monteer.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Dale Chronister and his stepfather, Paul Harper.

Randy owned and operated a siding business. He was a “wheeler-dealer” and enjoyed buying, selling and going to flea markets. He was loved by his family and friends.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

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 the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.

 

Published 8-30-17

Paul Raymond Distler Sr., 86

Paul Raymond Distler Sr., of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 at his home.

Paul was born April 19, 1931 in Jefferson City, Missouri. He was the son of Oscar Henry and Antonia A. (Dulle) Distler.

On July 25, 1953, Paul was united in marriage to Earline Pauline Eiken at St. Francis Xavier Church in Taos, Missouri. They shared 64 years of marriage together at the time of his death.

Paul worked for Falstaff and Fechtel's Beverage before moving to Lake Ozark, Missouri in May of 1968. Paul and Earline owned and operated Paul’s News Agency and the Villager Tavern. Paul also worked and retired from AT&T.

Paul was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and wrestling.

Paul cherished time with family and especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Paul is survived by his wife, Earline, of Lake Ozark, Missouri; five children. Becky Distler, of Brumley, Missouri, Paul Distler Jr. and wife Diana, of Eldon, Missouri, Sandy O'Connell and Terry Salisbury, of Kaiser, Missouri, Lori Distler and Rick Wallace, of Russellville, Missouri, and Dale Distler and Lisa Cochran of Kaiser, Missouri; twenty grandchildren and twenty nine great grandchildren; his sister, Theresa Hilke, of Jefferson City, Missouri; brothers; Vincent Distler Sr. of Taos, Missouri and Jerome Distler, of Little Rock, Arkansas and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, one brother and three grandchildren.

Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Our Lady Of The Lake Catholic Church in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

Interment was in Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Osage Beach, Missouri. Memorials donations are suggested to the family or Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.


Leonard Christopher Franklin, 62
Dr. Chris Franklin has enjoyed many experiences during his life, and celebrated and enjoyed each day to the fullest. He was a man of many talents, and loved to be with friends and family.

Leonard Christopher Franklin (Chris) was born in Lebanon, MO on February 12, 1955 and passed away on August 22, 2017 at the age of 62.

Dr. Franklin was preceded in death by his mother Marjorie Ann Price, father J.C. Franklin, and grandparents Swede and Ruby Franklin and Floy and Elvira Roofener.

He is survived by his loving wife, Diane Franklin of the home, two sons and daughters in law Christopher K. Franklin and his wife Danielle of Linn Creek and Andrew L. Franklin and wife Karen of Vacaville, CA, three sisters, Deanna McArthur and fiancée Michael Donahue of St. Louis, Dawn Jeffries and husband Lonnie of Brumley, and Terri Heintz and husband Brett of Springfield.

Also, five grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Chris and his wife, Diane Marie Clos were united in marriage on June 18th, 1978.

Chris, better known to most as “Dr. Chris”, graduated Camdenton High School in 1973. During his high school years, not only was Chris an outstanding student, but was also a dedicated and competitive athlete excelling in basketball and track.

From high school he went on to Northeast Missouri State University on a Track Scholarship and was named an All American in Track and Field in 1975.

Upon graduation from college, Chris decided helping others was his calling at which time he entered medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Chris and Diane returned to their hometown of Camdenton where he established the Lake Area Clinic. He served his community caring for patients at the clinic as well as the hospital, nursing home and at times house calls.

One of Dr. Franklin’s favorite ways to give back to the community was by offering bus driver and student athlete physicals. He always enjoyed seeing students involved in athletics and hearing about their accomplishments.

Over his years of practice Dr. Franklin helped thousands of patients giving each one the same care, respect and dedication as the other and was never satisfied until he could find the answer to their ailment.

Dr. Franklin was a beloved and respected doctor who touched many lives. During his career and into retirement, Dr. Chris would constantly be stopped by patients or their families reminiscing about their time under his care.

Chris was an avid golfer and trapshooter. He put as much drive to excel into his leisure sports career as he did his high school and college career.

He won many competitions in trapshooting and golf. He was proud to be awarded 100 Targets in a row at a trap shoot and served as the Missouri Trap Shooting President.

Along with shooting sports, he also loved his golf and enjoyed many rounds with his friends. He was a part of the Champion Flight in the Men’s League at Dogwood Hills from 1994 – 2000.

Chris and his wife, Diane also loved to spend time working on their Century Family Farm. Chris enjoyed checking the cattle, seeing newborn calves born, and caring for them.

Chris was raised on the farm so it was important to him to carry on his family traditions and share those with his boys. There they learned hard work and the value of life.

One of Chris’s proudest moments was when he saw his wife, Diane, elected to the Missouri House of Representatives. He was her biggest supporter. He was delighted when his son Andrew joined the medical profession and his son Christopher took over the family farm.

Chris loved his family and his community. He will be greatly missed by all that had the privilege of crossing paths with him during his time on earth.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Camdenton Schools with a memo on the check specified for the Camdenton Trap Club or for Special Needs Children.

Services were held Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

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

Arrangements have been placed under the Tim Scott and Brett Eidson.


Rex Leonard Dull, 79
Rex Leonard Dull was born on July 24, 1938 in Arkansas City, Kansas to Clyde Dull and Wilda Fern “Babe” Dull (nee Brundridge). He was raised across the Midwest hunting, fishing and camping, settling in Gary, Indiana.

After deciding against a boilermaker career, Rex joined the Air Force in the Aviation Cadet Program at Harlingen AFB, Texas. He graduated from flying training course, earning his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant, his Navigator wings, and marrying the love of his life, Shirley, all on June 4, 1959.

After several Navigator assignments, including the RC-121 aircraft during the Cuban Missile Crisis, he applied for Pilot training and was sent to Craig AFB, Alabama. After graduation and earning his pilot wings, Rex and Shirley moved to Nellis AFB, NV, where he completed F-105 training.

Rex then served at McConnell AFB in Kansas as an instructor pilot, at Nellis AFB and at Yokota AFB in Japan. He was later stationed at Korat AFB in Thailand and flew more than 100 F-105 combat missions over North Vietnam.

He then returned to Nellis where he converted to the F-111 and flew the fighter-bomber there, and on another tour in Thailand including more missions over North Vietnam.

In 1977, the family moved to Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, where he served with distinction as a Fighter Squadron Operations Officer and Commander.

Rex and Shirley then lived and served in Bangkok, Thailand with the Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group, where he was promoted to Colonel.

Then he served in Southern California at the Air Force Inspection and Safety Center and in Frankfurt, Germany as the Air Force Liaison to the US Army’s 5th Corps.

Rex’s final assignment was as the Inspector General at Holloman AFB, New Mexico.

Rex retired as a Colonel in May 1989 after 30 years of service to our country. He served as a highly decorated AF fighter pilot, including during the Vietnam War in Southeast Asia.

Flying well more than 100 combat missions, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster for missions in Cambodia and Vietnam, the Air Medal with three silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, in addition to approximately thirty additional medals, recognitions and citations, including one for Small Arms Expert Marksmanship with One Bronze Service Star for besting General Colin Powell in a marksmanship contest.

During retirement Rex devoted himself to his family and to volunteering for the American Legion, the Dogwood Thrift Shop, Meals on Wheels and many other causes.

Rex was a loving husband and father, an avid outdoorsman and skilled marksman, and frequently took the family camping, fishing and hunting. He was well-loved.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-eight years, Shirley Hutchens Dull; his younger brother, Terry (Laura); daughters, Julie and Kimberly and grandchildren, Spencer and Emily. His only son, Scott Michael, preceded him in death.

Services were held Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Kidwell Garber Funeral Home of Laurie. There was a celebration of life event (with lunch) at the American Legion Zack Wheat Post in Sunrise Beach immediately thereafter.

The family requests donations in lieu of flowers to The Lamb House at 50 Illinois Street, Camdenton, Missouri 65020.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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

Published 8-23-17

Raymond “Sid” Hawks, Jr., 69
Raymond “Sid” Hawks, Jr., of Florence, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He was born November 13, 1947, in Independence, Missouri. Sid was the only son of the late Raymond S. Sr. and Mary Lou (Gerhart) Hawks.

He was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Michele (Stark) Hawks in 1995.

Sid was a veteran of the United States Army Reserves.

He was self-employed for many years and maintained the appearance of the vehicles for Co-Mo Electric Cooperative, Inc. in Tipton for the past few years.

Sid was a member of the Tipton First Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, Michele, he is survived by his daughters, Erin Hawks-Warshay (Alyssa Hawks-Warshay) of Moore, Oklahoma and Heather Hawks of Independence, Missouri; an unborn grandson due this October; and many friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 14 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor David Stephenson officiating.

Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the Glensted Cemetery north of Versailles.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. 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.


Louis K. Kulhanek, 81
Louis K. Kulhanek, of Camdenton, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017, at his home. He was born October 21, 1935, in Milladore, Wisconsin, a son of the late Kenneth and Helen (Czaikowski) Kulhanek.

He was married to Ruth Kulhanek and together they had four sons, Kenneth, Robert, Scott and Michael. He later married Rosa Kulhanek.

Louis was employed at the Fisher Body Plant in Willow Springs, Illinois as a general supervisor of the tool and die department. He retired after over thirty years of employment.

He enjoyed woodworking and was truly a master craftsman. His expertise included nearly every facet of home construction.

He was an outdoorsman who loved spending time hunting and fishing.

Louis was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, the Osage Community Elks Lodge 2705 in Laurie and a life member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his sons, Kenneth Kulhanek and wife Jeannie, Robert Kulhanek and wife Lynn, Scott Kulhanek and wife Allison and Michael Kulhanek; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; step-children, Selina, Joe and Richard; five step-grandchildren; brother, Melvin Kulhanek and wife Patricia; sister, Irene Pasquini and husband Robert and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Kulhanek and a sister, Janet Verba.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, August 15, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie. Inurnment will be held at a later date in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Dogwood Animal Shelter. 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.


Deborah Sue Ash, 57
Deborah Sue Ash, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach. She was born October 1, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of James J. and Jeanette (Seals) Vernitte.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jim Vernitte.

Survivors include her husband of thirty-nine years, Derrick Ash of Perryville, Missouri; a son, Douglas Ash and wife Tina of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; five grandchildren, Autumn Geer, Shania Noland, Glen Noland, III, Michael Cochran, Jr. and Lucas Ash; a sister-in-law, Jane Vernitte of Troy, Missouri; two nephews, Jack Eller of Troy, Missouri and Jeremy Vernitte of Sunrise Beach, Missouri and two great-nieces, Debbie Gibson and Gina Vernitte.

Debra worked as a bookkeeper for most of her working life. She was a resident of St. Louis, Missouri and moved to the Lake of the Ozarks ten years ago.

She enjoyed the lake area and living on the lake brought her joy. She loved casinos and enjoyed gambling.

Family services will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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

Published 8-16-17

Binford Fowler, 96
Binford Fowler, of Akinsville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 in Tipton Oaks Manor, Tipton, Missouri. She was born March 2, 1921 in Akinsville, Missouri a daughter of Dudley David and Alma Mae (Lingle) Akin.

On February 15, 1941 she was united in marriage to James Elbert Fowler and to this union one son was born.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, James Allen Fowler; three brothers, Clifford, Gaylord, and Ted Akin and one sister, Wilford Wilcox.

Survivors include her siblings, Dwight Akin of Sedalia, Missouri, Yvonne Leiding of Panama City, Florida, R. D. Akin and wife Joy of Akinsville, Missouri, Darrell Akin and wife Shirley of Rowlett, Texas, Dudley Akin and Betty of Andalusia, Alabama, and Phyllis Nester of Panama City, Florida and a host of nieces and nephews.

Binnie was a life-long resident of Morgan County and lived in the same farm house in the Akinsville area since 1942. She worked for a shoe factory in Tipton until her retirement. In her spare time, she made rag rugs and enjoyed farming and putting up hay until recent years.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. Burial followed in Akinsville Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Akinsville Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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

Daniel J. Metz, 72
Daniel J. Metz, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 at his home.

Daniel was born September 9, 1944 in Marion, Indiana. He was the son of Clyde and Esther (Jernigan) Metz.

He graduated from Purdue University in 1966 with a Bachelor degree in Industrial engineering. On November 18, 1967 in Indianapolis, Indiana, Daniel was united in marriage to Janice Dwenger. Together they shared over 49 years of marriage at the time of his death.

Daniel was a purchasing manager for a glass manufacturer in Illinois for thirty years. Upon retirement, they moved to his favorite vacation spot, Lake of the Ozarks. He loved everything about the Lake, whether it be boating or just enjoying a breathtaking view during the various seasons.

He also loved cooking for family and friends and doing any woodworking projects. More than anything, his greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Daniel was an active member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Ozark and a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus member.

Daniel is survived by his wife, Janice (Dwenger) Metz of Eldon, Missouri; son Brian Metz and wife, Kristin, and their children Annali and Harrison, of Homer, Alaska; his daughters Jennifer Otto and husband, Anthony, and their children Adam, Nathan and wife Kelsey, Aaron, Grace, and Rebekah, of Lake Ozark, Missouri and Jodi Metz and son Elijah of Bloomington, Illinois; his brother William Metz and wife, Sharon, of Warsaw, Indiana; his sisters Leslie Palmer and husband, William, of Paulden, Arizona and Loni Thompson of Greenwood, Indiana.

Along with his immediate family, he is also survived by two great grandchildren, Atlas and Adelaide, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Esther Metz; and one infant brother, Clyde Jr.

Services were held Saturday, August 12 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested in lieu of flowers to Compassus Foundation, 5780 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, Missouri 65065, or to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church P.O. Box 2390, Lake Ozark , Mo , 65049, for Sister Parish Saint Kisito Parish, Burkina- Faso, West Africa.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.


Arthur Kennon Casey Cochran, 36
Arthur Kennon Casey Cochran, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. He was born November 11, 1980, in Denver, Colorado, a son of Denton and Patricia (McMillin) Cochran.

Casey graduated from Versailles High School in 1999 and attended State Fair Community College in Sedalia.

He was employed at Gates Rubber Company in Versailles for many years. After moving to Kansas City, he worked in computer sales.

In his spare time, he enjoyed playing golf and fishing.

Casey expressed his religion through the Lutheran faith.

He is survived by his children, Keaton and Kalysa Jolee Cochran both of Stover; his mother, Pat Tomblinson of the home; sister, Shelly McMillin of the home and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Denton Cochran, his step-father, Joe Tomblinson, his grandparents and other aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of Casey’s life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home, P.O. Box 26, Versailles, Missouri 65084 to assist with expenses.

Expressions of sympathy can be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.


Joyce Marie Herrmann, 77
Joyce Marie Herrmann, of Gravois Mills, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at her home. She was born October 28, 1939, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of the late Oscar and Vonita (Lowery) Kisling.

On December 21, 1957, in Merriam, Kansas, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Harry Herrmann.

Joyce was a member of the Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church in Laurie where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She loved living at the Lake of the Ozarks and spending time on the water. Her favorite hobbies included, sewing, reading and walking.

In addition to her husband, Harry, she is survived by her daughters, Paula Shurtz of the home and Laura Paul of Shawnee, Kansas; grandchildren, Jamie Shurtz, Joe Shurtz, Christopher Paul and Ronald Sandnes; several great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.

A private lakeside celebration of Joyce’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 Funeral Home of Versailles.
 

Published 8-9-17

William Garrett Moulder, 88
William Garrett Moulder, son of Benjamin Valentine Moulder and Mamie Catherine (Garrett) Moulder was born March 12, 1929, in Non-Such, Missouri.

He died on July 22, 2017 at Osage Beach Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Osage Beach, Missouri. Garrett was 88 years, four months, and 10 days.

On December 3, 1954, Garrett was united in Marriage to Edna Lee Scott. They eloped and were married in Tunica, Mississippi. Garret and Edna Lea raised three children. Saba Lea (Moulder) Weatherly, Garrett Scott Moulder, and Fred David Moulder.

In all their years of marriage, you would seldom see Garrett without Edna, or Edna without Garrett.

He was preceded in death by his parents (Ben and Mamie Moulder), his sister Muriel Howard, and brother Earl Moulder.

Garrett is survived by his wife of 62 years, Edna Lee of the home, brother Gerald Moulder of Archie Mo, daughter Saba Lea Weatherly (and husband Chuck) of Parkville Mo, son Garrett Scott Moulder (and fiancé Angel Rader) of Conway Mo and son Fred David Moulder of Bennett Springs Mo, grandchildren Garrett Todd Moulder, Lindsey Elizabeth Moulder, Benjamin Ahrens Moulder, Alyssa Ann Weatherly, Alexander Reese Weatherly, Adam Scott Weatherly and several nieces and nephews as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Garrett was raised in Macks Creek and graduated from Macks Creek High School. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1950. He served his country in the Korean War as a Forward Observer and fought in the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir where he braved 40 below weather.

Later in his Korean tour he received a Purple Heart when he was wounded in July, 1951. He was discharged from the Marines in October, 1953. On one of his military leaves, he met Edna Lee Scott, and they started dating and later married in 1954.

Garrett went to work at Scott’s Clothing Store, a family owned business that he and Edna Lee ran for 43 years. Garrett served many years on the First National Bank Board of Directors.

Following retirement in 1997, Garrett became an avid gardener and enjoyed spending time at the Moulder family farm, Mineral Valley Farm, where he loved to hunt and fish.

Garrett was a very good cook, and especially loved making candy. His fudge was a family favorite at Christmas time. Pampa Moulder was also known to make the “Best Biscuits and Gravy” and it was always expected by the grandkids they would have biscuits and gravy when they went to Pampa’s house.

Garrett was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and was a caring neighbor and friend. Garrett never met a stranger that he would not reminisce about the Korean War and his family. It warmed his heart when he was “thanked for being serving our Country.”

Services were held Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment followed at Hedges Cemetery in Camdenton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Diabetes Research Institute or the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.


Marilyn Marie Raus, 81
Marilyn Marie Raus, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2017 in Eldon Nursing and Rehab, Eldon, Missouri. She was born May 5, 1936 in Elgin, Illinois, a daughter of Edward and Willetta Aileen (Thornton) Lohse.

On February 26, 1966, she was united in marriage to Reynold Joseph “Rey” Raus. Together they shared thirty-seven years of marriage before his passing on November 22, 2003.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Harriett, VanNatta.

Survivors include, two sons, Michael Vinkavich and wife Laure of Papillion, Nebraska and William Vinkavich and wife Cheryl of Versailles, Missouri; a daughter, Linda Simpson and husband Dan of Gravois Mills, Missouri; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, David Lohse and wife Brenda of McCordsville, Indiana; two sisters, Erma Eggum of Elgin, Illinois and Barbara Klingberg of Hampshire, Illinois and a host of other relatives and friends.

Marilyn was raised in the Winthrop Harbor, Illinois area. She lived in various places in Illinois and Iowa before moving to the Lake of the Ozark in the mid 1980’s. She worked as a waitress and bar tender for many years.

She was a member of Kent Memorial Lutheran Church in Sunrise Beach, Missouri. She had served as past-president of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 624 in Sunrise Beach, Missouri as well as the District American Legion Auxiliary.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 31, 2017 at Kent Memorial Lutheran Church in Sunrise Beach, Missouri. Burial followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Laurie, Missouri. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Monday in the church.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Elizabeth Catherine Groth, 92
Elizabeth Catherine Groth, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 in her home. She was born May 8, 1925 in Utica, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Clifton Saltonstall and Alma Grace (Engelbrecht) Newsom.

On July 28, 1944 in Wheaton, Illinois, she was united in marriage to Burton William Groth. Together they shared fifty-three years of marriage before his passing on March 1, 1998.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mary Saltonstall Newsom and a granddaughter, Megan Grace Storm.

Elizabeth was blessed to have all of her family together two weeks prior to her passing which included her three children, Walter Clifton Groth of Versailles, Missouri, Sarah Elizabeth Storm and husband Roger Lee of Winfield, Kansas and Mary Robin Gerber and husband Melvin Lee of Versailles, Missouri; six grandchildren, Dixon Elizabeth Storm, Roger Burton Storm, Astrid Joy Storm Wood, Adam Christopher Gerber, William Walter Gerber and Grace Elizabeth Gerber; fourteen great-grandchildren and a host of friends.

She was raised in Pennsylvania and being the daughter of a pastor, lived in several communities. After college and her marriage to Burton, they moved to Missouri to be near relatives in the Hopewell community.

Elizabeth taught piano to numerous students for over sixty years. Many will her remember her joking nature and the tricks she liked to pull on people. She enjoyed fun and laughter and organizing games and parties.

She was a faithful member of Bethel Mennonite Church where she played organ since the 1950’s. She also served as the church librarian.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Bethel Mennonite Church. Burial followed in Bethel Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethel Mennonite Church.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Jerry C. Young, 81
Jerry C. Young, of the Ivy Bend community near Stover, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 in his home. He was born November 17, 1935 to William and Hazel Young.

On May 29, 1969 in Lexington, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Sharon Bingham. Together they shared the past forty-eight years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Young of the home; a daughter, Diana Stratton and husband Michael of Richmond, Missouri; two sons, Dennis R. Young of Lexington, Missouri and Gary D. Young of Savannah, Missouri; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Lorene Ford of Richmond, Missouri as well as a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.

Jerry was a beloved neighbor in the Ivy Bend community and he enjoyed working on golf carts, lawn mowers and helping out his neighbors.

No formal funeral services will be held.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Leon Edgar “Junior” Tucker, Jr., 86
Leon Edgar “Junior” Tucker, Jr., of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Versailles.

He was born on November 11, 1930 in Sedalia, the son of the late Frieda (Harms) and Leon E Tucker, Sr. He later moved to Cole Camp, where he was raised.

He was baptized on November 23, 1930 and confirmed on March 25, 1945 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp. His confirmation verse was Psalm 27:4, “One thing I will ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord, and to seek Him in his temple.”

He married Florence Harms, who survives of the home, on February 17, 1952.

On, April 4, 1952, he was drafted in the army to serve in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on March 11, 1954.

He was employed at the Gunn Clinic in Versailles as a pharmacy tech for thirty five years, retiring in 1992.

He was a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church in Versailles, where he served on various boards, including President and Trustee.

In addition to his wife, Florence, he is survived by two sons and their wives, Mark and Connie Tucker of Versailles and Matt and Sharon Tucker of Jefferson City; one sister, Barbara Ann Bahm and husband, Jim, of Kansas City; two sisters-in-law, Arlene Schnakenberg of Cole Camp and Millie Latshaw of Kansas City; four grandchildren, Greg Tucker and wife Lisa, Brad Tucker, Courtney Borman and husband Ryan, and Chelsey Pohl, and husband Dustin; seven great-grandchildren, Noah and Aidan Storr, Evan and Ava Tucker, Landon, Jackson, and Bailey Borman, along with many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Versailles with the Pastor Erik Rottmann officiating. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Greg Tucker, Brad Tucker, Ryan Borman, Dustin Pohl, Guy Schnakenberg, and Charles Morarity. Honorary casket bearers are Tom Todd, Jay Fajen, Wayne Harms, Alan Morris, David Holst, Jim Pendergraft, Cliff Brown, Stuart Holsten, and Susie Morarity.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the Grace Lutheran Church in Versailles.
 

Published 8-2-17

Janice Mae Noland, 91
The Honorable Janice Mae Noland passed peacefully on July 14, 2017. She was born September 10, 1925, in St. Louis, Missouri to Dr. Walter and Clara Pueser, and had one sister, Joyce Hayes.

Her legacy is indisputable, as she had practiced law for over sixty-five years, taking her father’s advice to be the attorney and not the secretary. An overachiever, she graduated from Washington University School of Law at the age of 20, when women comprised a mere two percent of attorneys.

Because she was such a pioneer in the legal profession, she was featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine when she was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. She was also invited to tea at Buckingham Palace with Queen Elizabeth II. Her pursuit of justice inspired all three of her daughters to follow in her footsteps.

While working as a bill drafter for the Missouri Legislature, she met and married her husband James Noland, Jr. As a young State Representative, he was so struck by her beauty, he ran right into the door jamb of her office.

They were married in the Rotunda of the Missouri Capitol on March 26, 1958. The two left Jefferson City for Camden County, where they built their lives and reared their family, and where she would practice law, become the first City Attorney for Osage Beach, and serve as Camden County Associate Circuit Judge.

In addition to being an attorney and judge, she had a passion for politics and was a lifelong member of the Republican Party, chairing the 4th District Republican Women, and serving as the National Committeewoman for the Missouri Republican Assemblies.

She was a prolific writer who published a book for West Publishing on statutory construction and her most recent book, Seeing Justice, gives a glimpse into her legal career. In the sight of her friends and family, she was a beloved matriarch.

Most importantly, she defined herself, first and foremost, as a follower of Christ. Whenever asked how she was doing, she always replied "I am GOOD, not evil.” She was filled with wisdom and was always quoting the Word of God. Psalm 91 was one of her favorites, and her desire was to be like Enoch and walk with God.

She is survived by her husband, her three daughters, ten grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. They all take comfort in the assurance that the Lord’s Promises in Psalm 91 were bestowed upon His faithful servant. The Lord satisfied her with a long life, and she is now experiencing the fullness of His salvation.

Funeral services were be held Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Walk On Water Faith Church, 959 Old Park State Road, Osage Beach, MO, with a second service held at 12:00 p.m. at Hopewell Freewill Baptist Church, 2334 State Hwy. 73, Tunas, MO.

Interment at Hopewell Cemetery Tunas, MO.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Lela Pauline Stanton, 96
Lela Pauline “Polly” Stanton, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Osage Beach Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Polly was the daughter of Wesley and Desdia (Watts) Vaughn, born November 4, 1920 in Miller County, Missouri.

On June 21, 1940 in Oklahoma, Lela was united in marriage to Lon Stanton, who preceded her in death.

Polly is survived by her son George Stanton and wife, Linda, of Lake Ozark, Missouri; her daughter Jane Herbert and husband, Mike, of Camdenton, Missouri; her brothers Gathiel Vaughn and wife, Delores of Boyd, Texas, Charles Vaughn and wife, Sharon, of Eldon, Missouri and Terry Vaughn and companion, Ann, of Fairfield, Illinois; her sisters, Mary Bailey and husband, Ben, of Tucson, Arizona, Norma Evans of Eldon, Missouri, and Joyce Hammond and husband, Joe, of Clear Water, Florida; eight grandchildren, Matthew Bentz, Amy Carson, Holly Nimmo, Jill Schaffer, Emily Carter, Andy Herbert, Elizabeth Veit, and Jonathan Stanton; and twenty-seven great grandchildren; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Polly was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley and Desdia Vaughn; her husband Lon; her daughter and son-in-law Betty and David Bentz; her brothers Henry, Cecil, Bob and Harold; her sister Neta Bunch; and two great-grandchildren, George Caleb, and Sophie.

Polly and husband, Lon, owned and operated Stanton Novelty in Lake Ozark, Missouri for many years. She was passionate about gardening and loved spending days outdoors tending her flowers.

She was a founding member of the Arrowhead Beach Garden Club. Aside from her love of gardening, Polly enjoyed traveling and cooking, especially for family gatherings and was famous for hosting wonderful family dinners.

Polly was very involved with her children and their school activities when they were growing up, including leading Cub Scouts and volunteering for the School of the Osage PTA organization.

Polly was a member of Lake Ozark Christian Church and was active with the C.W.F.

Polly was a loving and devoted wife and helpmate to her husband Lon, and a wonderful, caring, nurturing mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her children and their families. She will be sorely missed.

Services were held Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Lake Ozark Christian Church. Interment followed services at Freedom Cemetery in Linn Creek, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to Cure SMA, 925 Busse Rd, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007

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

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


Raymond Gene Flory, 67
Raymond Gene “Ray” Flory, son of John Melvin and Dorothy Pauline Hoffman Flory, was born October 10, 1949 in Eldorado Springs, Missouri. He passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 in Lake Regional Health Systems, Osage Beach, Missouri, at the age of sixty-seven.

His parents preceded Ray in death.

He is survived by his daughter, Angie Thomas and husband Capt, of Montreal, Missouri; son, Nick Flory and wife Alesia, of Wetmore, Colorado; three grandchildren, Brett Kincaid, Ryan Kincaid, and Shane Thomas, as well as a greatly anticipated grandson, Dominik Ray Flory; a great-granddaughter, Olivia Kincaid; a brother, John Flory and wife Donna, of Montreal, Missouri; a niece, Sandy Fitzgerald and husband Bud, of Phillipsburg, Missouri; a nephew, Donald Flory, of Atlanta, Georgia; the mother of his children, Rita Anderson, of Lake Ozark, Missouri; as well as a host of other relatives and many dear friends.

Ray moved to Camdenton with his family as a child. He attended Linn Creek grade school and was a graduate of Camdenton High School in the Class of 1967. Ray started his career in Auto Parts Sales at Camdenton Auto Supply, and retired from O’Reilly Auto Parts after many years of service.

Following his retirement, Ray worked at Marty’s as a bartender and cook until his passing.

Ray had accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age.

He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, and enjoyed going to the horse track. He was a skilled woodworker and made many beautiful pieces throughout the years.

Ray took great pride in his yard and landscaping. He often would joke about how he “manicured his yard instead of mowing it.”

Spending time with family and friends was something that Ray truly cherished.

Ray was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle, and was a caring friend.

A Celebration of Ray’s Life was held Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri. Memorial donations may be made to the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be left at www.alleeholmanhowe.com.

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


Floyd Edwin Cooper, 97
Floyd Edwin Cooper of Lake Ozark, MO passed peacefully in his sleep on July 21, 2017 at Waterford Estates, Hazel Crest, IL at the age of 97.

Son of the late Raymond and Adelle Cooper, he was born on June 10, 1920 in Orland Park, IL where he resided for 67 years. Husband of the late Geraldine Cooper; nee Jackson for 44 years until her passing.

Loving Father of the late Theodore and Mark Cooper. Beloved Grandfather to Kimberly (Tony) Novak and Shelley (Jeff) Jordan. Great-Grandfather of Theresa, the late Alecia, and Frank Coglianese, Martez Walker, Taylor and Briana Novak and Brayden Jordan. Great-Great Grandfather of Giana Shepley. Brother of the Late Merrill Cooper. Uncle and dear friend to many.

At the age of 13, he was one of a 100 selected to play in the marimba band at the World's Fair. An independent businessman throughout his life, he started his career as an entrepreneur by selling small appliances out of the trunk of his car. He then opened Cooper Electric Co., the first store in Orland Park to ever sell televisions.

Although he had many business endeavors, he spent the majority of his life as a building contractor. He was the first builder to ever build apartments in Orland Park. His main business was F. Cooper Builders. In 1956 he expanded to the Kankakee, IL area and built Cooper's Hillcrest Subdivision.

In the early 70's he expanded further south and opened Port O’ Call resort in Lake Ozark, MO. He fell in love with Lake Ozark and at that time it became his second residence. In 1981 he built Cooper subdivision in Eldon, MO. He was a master mason, member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Chicago and member of Lake of the Ozarks Shrine Club.

Floyd loved living on the lake and was often heard saying, “just another beautiful day in Lake of the Ozarks”. He enjoyed traveling the world, boating, water skiing, and most importantly spending time with family and friends.

He was an honest businessman, a loyal friend and went above and beyond to provide and care for his family. His thoughtfulness and generosity was extended to everyone he knew yet he remained humble and spared much expense when it came to himself. Duct tape or spray paint could fix anything! He could definitely be described as quite the character. He lived as he died, he did it his way!

Memorial visitation was held August 1, 2017 at Faith United Methodist Church 15101 S. 80th Ave, Orland Park, IL.

Interment of ashes was at Orland Memorial Cemetery, 153rd & West Ave following. Special thanks to Holt Funeral Home, Harvey, IL.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home of Osage Beach, Missouri.
 

Published 7-26-17

Norman Alva Grooms, 65
Norman Alva Grooms, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 in his home. He was born January 29, 1952 in Ainsworth, Nebraska, a son of the late Alva Edward and Vera Margaret (Davis) Grooms.

On August 28, 1987 in Fremont, Nebraska, he was united in marriage to Suzanne Jo (Trotter) Boye. Together they shared the past twenty-nine years of marriage.

He was raised in the Valentine, Nebraska area and spent time in Kansas while his father worked construction. He lived in Yankton, South Dakota then Fremont, Nebraska before moving to Missouri in 2011. He was a truck driver and later started working for Ace Hardware, where he eventually became a Master Service Technician.

He and his son had been active in the Boy Scouts of America. In his free time, he enjoyed tinkering, especially on lawn mowers, doing carpentry and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Suzanne of the home; a son, Jeremy Grooms and wife Carol of Torrington, Wyoming; a daughter, Bonnie Grooms and friend Ivey Lesly of Yankton, South Dakota; eight granddaughters, Alexandria Grooms, Cheyenna Filips, Ashleigh Grooms, Christa Kotik, Stephanie Sabata, Mykki Sabata, Deborah Reding and Heather Hall; five great-grandchildren, Damon, Bentley, Ella, Jacqueline and Ayden; three step-children, Darren Boye of Fremont, Nebraska, LorriBoye of Fremont, Nebraska and Kelly Russell of Lincoln, Nebraska; two sisters, Margaret Kruse and husband Allen of Gurley, Nebraska and Elaine Storms of O’Neill, Nebraska and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Services were held Friday, July 14, 2017 at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont, Nebraska.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

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

Larry R. Allman, 63
Larry R. Allman, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

Larry was the son of John and Willa (Mueller) Allman, born December 28, 1954 in Ulysses, Kansas.

On January 3, 1981 in Lake Ozark, Missouri, Larry was united in marriage to Marla DeGraffenreid. They had shared over 36 loving years of marriage together at the time of his death

Larry taught Industrial Technology courses at Camdenton High School, sharing his knowledge and earning respect from countless students over the course of 23 years.

He was a thoughtful man, involved in serving others, including coaching the Camdenton Trap Club, serving as former Youth Leader and Sunday School Teacher at Riverview Baptist Church where he was an active member, and donating blood to the American Red Cross on a consistent basis.

Larry was also an avid outdoorsman where he enjoyed spending days hunting and fishing and bee keeping and was a biking enthusiast, riding in the MS 150 every year.

Larry was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and wonderful and caring son, brother, uncle and friend. He will be missed beyond words.

Larry is survived by his wife Marla of the home; his daughters, Erin Steck and husband, Matthew, of St. Charles, Missouri, Abby Harmon and husband, Marcus, of Ozark, Missouri, and Tara Mueller and husband, Robbie, of Springfield, Missouri; his father John Allman, of Osage Beach, Missouri; his mother, Willa Allman of Ft. Collins ,Colorado; his brothers, Dale Allman and wife, Beth, of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Dean Allman and wife, Joanne, of Drexel, Missouri; his step-brother, Roy Smith and wife, Darleen, of Sacramento, California; his sister, Glenda Riemann and husband, Doug, of Wichita, Kansas; his step-sister Nancy Challand and husband, Cal, of Sacramento, California; his mother and father-in-law, Vivian and Tennyson DeGraffenreid of Brumley, Missouri; his brother-in-law Jon DeGraffenreid of Jefferson City, Missouri; his three grandchildren, Aubrey Steck, Bailey Steck, and Maggie Harmon; several nieces and nephews, and many friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his step-mother, Grace.

Services for Larry were held Friday, July 14, 2017 at Riverview Baptist Church in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Interment was at Boltz Cemetery in Brumley, Missouri.

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

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


Donna B. LeBaube, 67
Donna B. LeBaube, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach.

Donna was born April 4, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was the daughter of William and Shirley (Hanna) LeBaube.

During Donna’s freshman year in high school, her father took a new job in Morton, relocating the family from St. Louis. Donna later moved to Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., where she raised her family.

She was a devoted mother who took great pride in loving and caring for her family. Her favorite things in life where those that involved her children; they were everything to her.

Donna was known for her cooking abilities. As co-owner of Tucket’s, Donna’s passion for cooking was renowned at the Lake of the Ozarks, especially her hot wings and cheesecakes.

She was a big fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and enjoyed sharing her delicious repertoire of fantastic recipes with her family and friends while watching the games.

Donna lived a very full life and was an amazing woman whom her family will miss tremendously. She was the first born in family that remains devoted to each other in every circumstance, never abandoning each other. She taught many valuable lessons that the family will always remember and cherish.

“We love you mom, daughter, sister, aunt, grandma, Godmother, friend, WWATW; until we meet again, sweet girl.”

Donna is survived by her son, Billy J. Cowan of Osage Beach; her daughters, Heather Cowan of Osage Beach and Lacey DenHartog and husband, Mitch, of Camdenton; her brothers, William LeBaube of Morton, Illinois, Danny LeBaube and wife, Mindi, of Roanoke, Illinois and Kim LeBaube and wife, Lorrie, of DeWitt, Illinois; her sisters, Nancy Aupperle and husband, Steve, Jaime Squier, and Nichole Bailey and husband, Dane, all of Morton, Illinois; her brother-in-law Dorwin Doty, of Washington, Illinois; her three grandsons, Seth, Bennett, and Jace; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, William and Shirley LeBaube; her sister, Michele Doty; her brother-in-law, Kelly Squier; her nephew Dylan Bailey and her mother -in-law and father-in-law Fran and Joe Skomal.

A Visitation was held Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri with graveside services following at Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial Donations are suggested to the family.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

Joshua Wayne Goodman, 36
Joshua Wayne Goodman, of Gravois Mills, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at his home. He was born December 11, 1980, in Columbia, a son of Jack Montoya and Kathern Goodman.

Joshua worked at the Hearnes Center in Columbia as a custodian until his was no longer able due to his health.

He loved the outdoors and taking long nature walks. Joshua enjoyed listening to hard rock music and watching movies, especially Cliffhanger. He was an avid collector of do-rags. The hymn that gave him the most comfort was, “Amazing Grace”.

He is survived by his mother, Kathern Dore of Gravois Mills, Missouri; father, Jack Montoya of Columbia, Missouri; step-father, Robert Dore of Columbia, Missouri; brothers, Rodney Goodman and Robert Dore IV both of Gravois Mills, Missouri; sister, Hazel Dore and husband Jason Ashby of Gravois Mills, Missouri; two nieces, two nephews and many friends.

A private family celebration of 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 Funeral Home of Versailles.


Gary Lee Bachman, 79
Gary Lee Bachman, died July 15, 2017 with family by his side at Lake Regional Hospital.

He was raised in St. Joseph, Missouri where he graduated from Central High School. Gary joined the Army National Guard in 1959 and was honorably discharged in 1965.

After taking early retirement from Amoco Oil, he moved to the Lake of the Ozarks. While working as a Real Estate Agent he continued to enjoy the lake life. He spent many hours fishing and skiing with his kids and grandkids. Eventually Gary retired from real estate to be a full time lake person.

Gary was an active member of the Lake of the Ozarks Corvette Club for many years. His wife, Florence and he spent many hours on corvette runs and activities. He was also a member of the Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 in Laurie, which he really enjoyed.

He is survived by his wife, Florence Bachman; three children, Shelly (Gere) Boyle, Brad Bachman and Don (Tami) Bachman; three step-children, Ray (Sara) Robinett, Debbie (Joe) Robinett and Vernon (Regina) Robinett; twelve grandchildren, Skyler, Shelby, Sydney, Creighton, Kierra, Gerilyn, Jami, Matt, Greg, Michelle, Jeannie and Ricky; four great-grandchildren, Danica, Alyssa, Aliyah and Fay; his sister, Janice (Gordon) Sunderland and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ruth Bachman of St. Joseph, Missouri.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Kent Memorial Lutheran Church at 184 Sunset Hill Drive, Sunrise Beach, MO 65079.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Kent Memorial Lutheran Church, or any charities of your chose in honor of Gary Bachman.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Published 7-19-17

Lewis Andrew “Jay” Banks, Jr., 86
Lewis Andrew “Jay” Banks, Jr., of Grandview, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Life Care Center of Grandview. He was born March 3, 1931 in Bay, Arkansas a son of Lewis Andrew Banks, Sr. and Hellen (Hancock) Banks.

On August 17, 2007 in Grandview, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Joyce ErleneNeher.

He was preceded in death by his parents and numerous siblings.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Banks of Lee’s Summitt, Missouri; a son Donnie Banks and wife Terri of Lebanon, Missouri; a granddaughter, Genesis Banks of Sugar Creek, Missouri; a grandson, Justin Banks of St. Louis, Missouri; nieces, Debra Banks and grand-niece and nephew of Blue Springs, Missouri, Renita Altum and husband Bill and Susie Watson and husband Glen and grand-nieces and nephews of Buckland, Missouri; a step-son, Keith Corder of Grandview, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

Jay was raised in Arkansas and Kansas City, Kansas. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy and after being honorably discharged, moved to Grandview, Missouri. He retired to the Gravois Mills area of the Lake of the Ozarks.

He attended First Baptist Church of Gravois Mills and was an avid fisherman.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 7, 2017 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. Burial with military honors followed in Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Martin Earl Callaghan, 57
Martin Earl Callaghan, age 57, died on Monday, July 3, 2017, on his farm near Versailles, Missouri. Marty was born on March 12, 1960, in Ottawa, Kansas, to William and Wilma (Keith) Callaghan.

He attended school in Ottawa, Kansas and moved to Versailles in the early ‘70s, graduating from Versailles High School in 1978. He was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Becky Hunter, on July 2, 1978.

In the early years of their marriage, Marty and Becky raised produce and sold at the Farmers’ Market in Kansas City. Marty was also working at Gates in Versailles at the time.

The trucks used to transport plants also became utilized for delivering parts for Gates. A long-lasting hauling relationship developed, which expanded to eight semi-trucks, many employees and warehouse buildings that grew to total over 100,000 square feet.

He was very proud of the employment opportunities the warehouse provided in the Versailles community. He also continued to utilize his farm working alongside his son, Jeremiah, hauling gravel locally and raising crops.

Marty was always busy – but his main focus in life was enjoying and loving his family and friends. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing. He enjoyed Colorado elk hunting trips each fall with his son and sons-in-law.

Collecting and restoring old Chevy trucks (especially ’67-’72) was a passion of his, and he had hoped to restore one for each of his grandkids’ first vehicle. More than anything else, he especially loved being Grandpa.

Marty is survived by his wife, Becky, of the home; children, Amanda Garrison and husband, Jeremy of Versailles, Jeremiah Callaghan of Versailles, Carolyn Handtke and husband, Jeremy of Linn Creek; adopted children, J’Marie Tindle of Arkansas, Michael Callaghan and wife Elise and family of Great Falls, Montana, Mahala Killeen and husband, Eric of River Ridge, Louisiana; grandchildren, Lauren Garrison, Parker Garrison, Rylee Callaghan, Kodie Callaghan, Weston Handtke, Berklee Handtke and Xantha Killeen; his mother, Wilma Straub and husband, Randy of Laurie; brothers, Pat Callaghan and wife, Debbie and Bill Callaghan and wife, Susan all of Ottawa, Kansas; sister, Kathy Sangster and husband, Sandy of Paris, Texas; several nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, William (Bill) Callaghan; brother, Danny; half-brother, William Michael (Mike), and a daughter-in-law, Krista Callaghan.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 10, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Versailles.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Becky Callaghan and can be left at the funeral home. 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.

Bonnie Sue Selby, 80
Bonnie Sue Selby, daughter of William Aubrey and Frances Elizabeth Porter Avery, was born July 6, 1937, in Moberly, Missouri. She passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 in her daughter’s home, Linn Creek, Missouri, at the age of eighty years and one day.

On August 18, 1958, Bonnie was united in marriage to Duane Bernard Selby, and to this union three children were born.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Duane; her parents; and two sisters.

She is survived by her children, Kenneth Delane Selby, of Linn Creek, Missouri, Yvonne Leah Selby, of Camdenton, Missouri, and Dana Lynn Gardner and husband, Paul, J., of Linn Creek, Missouri; her grandchildren, Wade Aubrey Stout, Kyle Robert Stout, Paul T. Gardner, and Autumn Jade Selby; a great-grandson, Savaun Joseph Stout, and a greatly anticipated great-granddaughter, Fynlee Clark; as well as a number of other relatives and many dear friends.

Bonnie was born in Moberly and was a graduate of Fayette High School, and also attended the University of Missouri.

In 1958, Bonnie and Duane moved to Camdenton and there they raised their family. Bonnie spent her career in the University of Missouri Extension in Camdenton, and proudly served the community for over forty years.

She had accepted Christ as her Savior and was a member of the Camdenton Community Christian Church for many years.

Bonnie had an infectious laugh that brought a smile to everyone’s face. She never met a stranger, and was loved by all that knew her. In her spare time, Bonnie enjoyed playing bridge and bingo, and especially cherished the many fall trips she took with her girls.

Bonnie was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt, and was a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate her life and many accomplishments and will treasure the many wonderful memories she has created for her family and friends.

Funeral services for Bonnie Selby were held at Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in the Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial was in Hugo Cemetery.

Memorial donation may be made to the cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com.

Karl John Koster, 67
Karl John Koster, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017, at his home with friends and family around him. He was born October 13, 1949, in Wichita, Kansas, a son of the late Martin and Marie (Rosenhagen) Koster, and grew up in nearby Cheney, Kansas.

On May 10, 1980, in Topeka, Kansas, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Martha Koster.

Karl served in the Kansas Army Reserves.

He was employed as an industrial engineer for Southwestern Bell, now known as AT&T. He worked in Kansas and Texas, retiring in 2001.

Karl was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Lake Ozark.

He enjoyed spending his retirement snow skiing, water skiing, traveling and sailing. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and enjoyed spending time with friends and family as often as possible.

In addition to his wife, Martha, he is survived by his daughter, Heather Denman and husband Jason of Versailles, Missouri; grandsons, Hunter and Joshua Denman; brother, Kent Koster and wife Sandy of Cheney, Kansas; two nieces; two nephews and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donn Koster and a niece.

A celebration of Karl’s life was held Saturday, July 15, at the Yacht Club at Porta Cima in Sunrise Beach. Graveside services and inurnment will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 19, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church both in Cheney, Kansas.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 Bagnell Dam Boulevard, Lake Ozark, Missouri 65049. 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.


John Paul Stevenson, 83
John Paul Stevenson, Stover, died July 1, 2017 at Golden Age Living Center.
He was born May 21, 1934 in Lewiston Illinois, a son of John H. and Gertrude E. (Pierce) Stevenson.

In 1954 John married Betty McDaniel of Macomb, Illinois and had two sons, John J. Stevenson and Randall E. Stevenson. On May 3, 1969, he married Shirley Hallam and had one son, Paul.

John graduated High School in 1952 at Valley Senior High School in Fairview Illinois. Soon after high school, John worked at Caterpillar in Peoria Illinois, and was later employed at the Illinois Electric Porcelain Company of Macomb, Illinois.

Having grown up on a farm his hard work ethic and skills as a mechanic lent well to a job as carnival operator in the state of California during the 60’s. After returning to Missouri, John was employed by Parkhurst Manufacturing Co. of Sedalia painting trailer and truck frames then later by Fischer Manufacturing Co. in Tipton building pool tables.

After Spalding closed the pool table factory, John was employed by GW Lumber Co. in Stover as a ban saw operator. He raised chickens and goats on his farm in Stover and sold eggs. By 1980, John began his one woodworking and furniture manufacturing business specializing in children’s furniture which he continued on past retirement.

His pieces were original designs including gliders, picnic tables, porch swings, gliders and much more. He designed and built his own home and out buildings. He also designed a removable plumbing system that resisted damaged from freezing, repaired and maintained his own vehicles, and cut his own wood.

John’s high value on independence lead him to be very self-reliant, yet he was eager to help others and careful to remember birthdays and holiday treats for the grandchildren. He was a fun lover and favored family get together activities.

Survivors include two sons, John J. and Randall E.; wife, Shirley; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. in 1958 and Gertrude E. in 2002 and son, Paul in 1968.

A family service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Published 7-12-17

Robin A Shirley Mae Huffman, 69
Shirley Mae Huffman, daughter of Ira O. and Lucille Vaughn Allen, was born, October 13, 1947 in Kansas City. She passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, in her home, surrounded by her loving family at the age of sixty-nine.

She met the love of her life, James Martin Huffman, on Aunt Lydia’s farm and that is where their love story began. On October 28, 1971in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Jim and Shirley were united in marriage.

To this union they were blessed with two daughters. Together they shared nearly forty-two years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

She is survived by her daughters, Shannon Huffman and Kalyn Rogers and Don Holbrook; her four grandchildren, Jesse Huffman, Austin Oshel, SPC Dylan Weiss and wife Ashley and Jacob Rogers; great-granddaughter, Mia Weiss; her siblings, Linda Allen, Nancy Cook and husband Kelson, Rita Parker and husband Dennis and Ira Allen and wife Linda.

Shirley grew up and lived in the Lee’s Summit area. She loved working for Southwestern Bell as a phone operator. She had often said that this was her favorite job.

She was a bookkeeper for Tom’s TV for many years. Jim and Shirley could often be seen on their John Deere mowers. They owned and operated Our Patch for many years.

Shirley had made a profession of faith.

In her spare time she was very busy. She loved, gardening and had taught many people the correct way to take care of their flowers so they would put on their best show when it was time for them to bloom.

She was gifted with being able to craft whatever she set her head to do. Shirley loved doing craft shows and flea markets and she never met a stranger.

A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Shirley’s home.

Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors or Honor Flight 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.


Bernice C. Wroda, 79
Bernice C. Wroda, age seventy-nine, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Camdenton, Missouri, after losing her battle with cancer.

She was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1938 one of five children. She married the love of her life, William E. Wroda, Sr. in 1957.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, William E. Wroda, Jr.; her parents, Vincent and Jennie Sadowski; a brother, Charles Sadowski and a granddaughter Sarah Wroda.

Bernice is survived by her six children, Jennie B. Coleman and husband Merlin of Camdenton, Missouri, Vincent Wroda and wife Barbara of Wauconda, Illinois, Ernest Wroda and wife Kelly of Tinley Park, Illinois, Roger Wroda of Chicago, Illinois, Keith Wroda and wife Isabel of Dania Beach, Florida and Kim Wroda and Terry Woods of Camdenton, Missouri; her twenty-two grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, Rebecca, Jennifer, Jason, Jeremy, Nigher, Ciara, Hughie, Larissa, Kinliegh, Ella Mae, Christopher, Morgan, Aaliyah, Alivia, Tyler, Dawn, Jillian, Paige, Paityn, Anthony, Austin, Adam, Caitlin, Michael, Ryker, Aidian, Keegan, Kirsten, Danille, Amber, Ashley, Emily, Brianna, Vincent, Hunter, Colton, Phillip, Sarah, Brandon, Niki, Jordan, Ben, McKinzie and Johnny; her siblings, Thomas Sadowski, Sr. and wife Carmilla, Theresa Koski and husband Bill and Vincent Sadowski, Jr. and wife Vicki all of Chicago, Illinois; her loving companion, Chrissy her dog, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She loved spending her time with her children and grandchildren. She bowled for many years at Zodiac Lanes. Bernice enjoyed crocheting, coloring and playing games on her computer.

Our Mom was loving, caring and an amazing woman. She fought cancer twice and lost that battle this time around. She was strong, courageous and stubborn. Fly high sweet butterfly to the sky. You are free.

There will be no services here in Missouri as her wishes are to be buried with her husband and son in Chicago, Illinois.

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

Online condolences may be left at www.alleeholmanhowe.com.


Rene Michael “Mike” DelMotte, 70
Rene Michael “Mike” DelMotte, of Camdenton, Mo. passed away peacefully at home Monday, July 3.

He left this world surrounded by friends and family who loved and respected him.

Mike was born on March 6, 1947 in Independence, Mo. to Rene B. DelMotte and Mary Morris.

Mike was married on December 6, 1975 to Kay Heimbeaugh in Linn Creek, Mo. and shared 41 years of marriage until his death.

He was a US army veteran that served in the Vietnam era. Mike was a member of the VFW Post 5923.

He had moved to the lake area in 1973 and started working in construction. He eventually went into business for himself with some co workers. He was a craftsman with integrity that took pride in his work and was widely respected in the area.

Mike loved baseball and coached his son until school baseball took over. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and loved to watch and talk baseball.

“PaPa Mike” as he was widely known as, was an inspiration and great friend to a wide group of people of all ages.

His family was everything to him.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother and two brothers.

Mike is survived by his wife, Kay of the home; two children; daughter Melissa Trigg and a son Mike “Mikey” and wife Wendy; one brother; Rob Brady and wife Linda; four grandchildren; Bradley Trigg, Michael Allen DelMotte, Seth Caby-DelMotte, and Sadie DelMotte; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

Memorial donations may be made to Lake Regional Cancer Center in Mike’s name.

Services were held Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Inurnment will be at Hedges Cemetery, Camdenton, Missouri.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.


James Junior Storment, 93
James Junior Storment, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the home of his grandson in Laurie, Missouri. He was born October 13, 1923 in Huron, Missouri, a son of the late James Earl and Eunice Marie (Walker) Storment.

On December 25, 1946 in Hays, Kansas, he was united in marriage to Gladys Lorriane Lansbury. Together they shared seventy years of marriage.

James was raised in Polk County, Missouri and enlisted in the United States Army. He served his country proudly for over twenty-one years before his retirement. He and Gladys lived in Tacoma, Washington before moving to the Lake of the Ozarks area in 2009.

He was a member of the Redmen and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Tacoma, Washington. In his spare time, he enjoyed salmon fishing and working on cars.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Storment of the home; two sons, Michael “Mike” Storment and wife Karen of Spanaway, Washington and Edward “Ed” Storment and wife Kim of Versailles, Missouri; two daughters, Ann Rouland of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Emma Olsen and husband Ed of Tacoma, Washington; twelve grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Smith Storment of Lufkin, Texas and Nathan Storment of Hampton, Virginia and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, April; two brothers, Riley Storment and J. Melvin Storment and five sisters, Roberta “Birdie” Powell, L. RozellaSalsman, Lilly Rose Berry, Hattie Kornelson and Hazel McKee.

A family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Milford Chris Sheets, Sr., 91
Milford Chris Sheets, Sr., of Versailles, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 in his home. He was born September 4, 1925 in Herman, Nebraska a son of Will Leonard Sheets, Sr. and Mabel (Lund) Sheets.

On September 4, 1947 in Blair, Nebraska, he was united in marriage to Ramona L. Edwards. Together they shared sixty-three years of marriage before her passing on May 6, 2011.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Scott Anthony Espinosa and nine siblings, Elizabeth Loges, Hazel Richmond, Gerald Sheets, Harold Sheets, Xona Groves, Leonard Sheets, Jr., Iona Goreham, Inez Goreham and Dorena Dalton.

Survivors include his sons, Harry Sheets, Milford Sheets, Jr., Robert Sheets, Kevin Sheet and wife Linda and Kelvin Sheets all of Versailles, Missouri; his daughters, Virginia Espinosa and husband Tony of Versailles, Missouri and Patti Jackson and husband David of Syracuse, Missouri; eighteen grandchildren; forty-nine great- grandchildren and one on the way; sixteen great-great-grandchildren and one on the way; his twin brother, Wilford Sheets of Fremont, Nebraska; his brother, Lee Roy Sheets and wife Alice of Central City, Nebraska; his sister, Loretta Kleckner and husband Kenny of North Bend, Nebraska and a host of nieces and nephews.

Millford was raised in Nebraska and served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Nebraska and worked for many years at Hormel’s.

He moved to Versailles, Missouri in 1976 and worked for Fasco Industries. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed working with the animals on his farm.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. Burial with military honors followed in Greenmore Memorial Gardens, Barnett, Missouri.

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

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Published 7-5-17

Robin Ann Jones, 63
Robin Ann Jones, daughter of Pleas C. Morris, Jr. and Viola M. Clair Morris, was born, November 27, 1953 in Hornell, New York. She passed away June 18, 2017, in her home, Linn Creek, Missouri at the age of sixty three years.

On April 7, 1995 in Forsythe, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Albert Ordell Jones. Together they shared twenty-two years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her father; her sister Kathy Morris and her daughter Connie Lee Jones.

She is survived by her husband, Albert Ordell Jones of Linn Creek; two daughters, Kathy Charlton of Macks Creek and Jan Cox of Camdenton; a son, Charles Hudson of Camdenton; her mother Viola Morris of Columbia; her brothers Bob Morris of St. Louis and Keith Morris and wife Debbie of Ashville, North Carolina; five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; her dog Max and cat Sissy.

Robin was born and raised in New York and later moved to Hallsville, Missouri. She worked in various Retail Stores throughout her career where later she worked herself up to a management position.

She owned and operated “The Yarn Basket” in Osage Beach for many years. She was also proud to serve on the Board for the Children’s Advocacy Center, Linn Creek Museum and the Senior Citizens Board.

Robin made a profession of faith and was a member of Camdenton United Methodist Church.

In her spare time she loved spending time and money on her grandkids and great-grandkids. She was gifted with a special talent for creating and weaving baskets that were sold all over the world.

Robin loved to paint and grow beautiful flowers. As everyone knew, her favorite color was purple.

Memorial services were held Sunday, June 25, 2017 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Advocacy Center 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.


Raymond Vaughn Silvers, 87
Raymond Vaughn Silvers passed away Friday, June 2, 2017, at his home, in Camdenton, Missouri, at the age of eighty-seven. He was born June 29, 1929 in Chariton, Iowa, the son of Vaughn and Darlene Parks Silvers. His parents and a sister, Doris Hall, preceded him in death.

On April 22, 1966, Ray was united in marriage to Dorthy Jean Cappel. Together they raised four children.

Ray is survived by his wife, Dorthy, of the home; children, Holly Mickelson and husband Joe, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Craig Silvers and wife Michelle, of Camdenton, Missouri; Marcy Oerly and husband Mark, of California, Missouri; and Katie Brown and husband Jim, of Peculiar, Missouri; grandchildren, Broc and Eric Silvers; John, Matt, and Brian Norris; Rachel and Matt Oerly; Hannah Coovert, Abbi and Zach Brown; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Ray grew up in Iowa and later moved to Quincy, Illinois where he attended middle school and high school. During his time in Quincy he excelled in football, basketball and was active in Student Government.

Ray attended the University of Missouri and was recruited by the legendary coach, Don Faurot. He entered in to the United States Air Force and proudly served during the Korean War. Following his discharge from the service, Ray returned to Clinton, Iowa where he operated a women and children’s clothing store with his mother, and later with his wife, for many years.

While living in Clinton, Ray was active in the community; he served as the President of the Lyon’s Business Association, the Chamber of Commerce, and was instrumental in the founding of the Lyon’s Farmers’ Market. Ray and Dorthy retired to the Lake area in 1982.

Ray was an avid tennis player and also enjoyed reading, writing, gardening, and spending time with his family. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on July 1, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the home. Friends and family are invited to attend. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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


James Allen Fowler, 66
James Allen Fowler, of Fortuna, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. He was born December 25, 1950, in Versailles, a son of James Elbert and Binford (Akin) Fowler.

James graduated from Versailles High School in 1968 and Tri County Technical school in 1972, during and after which he surveyed and taught surveying.

He also served in the National Guard and spent most of his employment with the Missouri Department of Transportation as a surveyor and design technician for many years until his retirement.

James enjoyed spending his retirement on the farm and raising cattle.

He is survived by his mother, Binford Fowler of Fortuna and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 24, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment followed in the Akinsville Cemetery in Akinsville.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Akinsville Cemetery Association. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Roselena Charlotte Barnes, 73
Roselena Charlotte Barnes, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the Laurie Care Center. She was born August 11, 1943, in Lindsey, California.

On July 13, 1959, in Independence, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Jerry B. Barnes, who preceded her in death on January 15, 1986.

Roselena was raised in California and lived for a time in Arkansas before relocating to Independence, Missouri. In the early 1970’s, she moved to the Lake of the Ozarks.

She was a licensed practical nurse and worked at several nursing homes including Laurie Care Center and retired from Osage Beach Rehabilitation and Care Center. In her spare time, she enjoyed Facebook, watching church services on television and listening to the BOTT Radio Network.

She was a dedicated and faithful member of The Door in Laurie.

Survivors include three daughters, Jerri Barnes of Kansas City, Missouri, Sherri Barnes of Gravois Mills, Missouri and Debra Barnes-Alvarez and husband Kenneth of New Orleans, Louisiana; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Jo Ann Forbes of Sacramento, California and a host of many friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Harley Grossman.

A memorial service was held Saturday, June 24, 2017, at The Door in Laurie. A private inurnment will be held in Garber Memorial Estates at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.


Virginia G. Hale, 64
Virginia G. Hale, of Gravois Mills, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017, at her home. She was born June 22, 1953, in Conrow, Texas, a daughter of the late William B. and Jo Ann (Sooby) Hamilton.

She was united in marriage to Leonard Martin Hale who preceded her in death on February 17, 2008.

Virginia worked at Vinny’s restaurant in Laurie for the last sixteen years where she was known for her fried chicken.

In her spare time, she enjoyed putting puzzles together. Her walls at home are filled with many puzzles she’s completed.

She is survived by her daughters, Bessie Loudner of the home and Gail Loudner of Charlotte, North Carolina; step-daughter, Linda Garcia of Kansas City, Kansas; her sisters, Rochelle Hamilton and Michelle Robinson both of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Barbara Russell and husband David of Pleasant Hill, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Virginia’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 Funeral Home of Laurie.


Ardith Grace (Leiber) Watson, 83
Ardith Grace (Leiber) Watson, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed into the arms of her Heavenly Father Friday, June 23, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield after battling illness for over 2 years.

Ardith was born September 6, 1933 in Gerster, Missouri at her home, the daughter of Willie and Eva (Wilkerson) Leiber. She graduated from Weaubleau High School.

She worked for Western Union Telegraph Company, where she met Paul J. Watson. They married on November 18, 1956 in Weaubleau. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in November 2016.

She “retired” from Western Union to be a devoted mother for her two children. She lived in Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas, Texas; and Blue Springs, Missouri (where she worked as an Admitting Clerk at St. Mary’s Hospital).

In 1992, she retired to rural Camdenton and worked as a volunteer for many years at Mercy Hospital in Lebanon.

Ardith loved quilting, gardening, canning, cooking, and dogs. Her pecan pies were the best! She loved to spoil her grandchildren. Her goal was to read through the entire Bible once every year and was a faithful member at First Baptist Church in Camdenton.
Ardith is survived by her husband Paul; son Mike and Janna Watson of Columbia, Missouri; daughter Robin and Tom Wheeler of Clinton, Missouri; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Willie and Eva; brothers Ivan Leiber and Sonny Leiber, and sister Dean Baldwin.

Visitation was held at the First Baptist Church on June 27. Funeral services were followed by interment at Butcher-Fairview Cemetery, near Gerster.

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

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

Published 6-28-17

Nancy Ann Repp, 66
Nancy Ann Repp, born and raised in Versailles, Missouri, came to rest Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Idalou, Texas.

On October 24, 1950, Nancy was born to Carlos and Evelyn White in Versailles, Missouri. Nancy was raised and attended school in Versailles. At a young age, Nancy moved away to start her wonderful journey in life.

Aside from work, Nancy enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, motorcycles, having fun and most of all, helping others when needed. Nancy was a beloved woman who just loved living life to the fullest and always seemed to have a smile on her face.

Nancy is survived by one son, Kenneth Huff; two sisters, Sue Poole and Sandy White; five grandchildren, Kayla Huff, Kenneth Huff II, Chanmarla Huff, Chatavia Huff and Alyssa Huff and numerous other relatives and friends all of whom will all miss her dearly.

Nancy was preceded in death by her late husband, Billy Bryan Huff; one sister, Kay White, one brother Dwain White and both parents Carlos and Evelyn White.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home, in Versailles, Missouri. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any contributions be sent to: Kenneth Huff at 469 Hawthorne Rd, Spartanburg SC 29303, to help defray funeral expenses.

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.


George Washington Brown, Jr., 88
George Washington Brown, Jr., of Stover, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Golden Age Living Center, Stover, Missouri. He was born April 17, 1929 in Morgan County, Missouri, a son of the late George Washington Brown, Sr. and Alpha Francis (Lingle) Brown.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, T.L. Brown, Charley Brown and David Brown; a half-brother, Paul Lingle and a brother-in-law, Gene Merriott.

Survivors include his brothers, Ray Brown and wife Shirley of Versailles, Missouri and Fred Brown and wife Linda of Harrison, Arkansas; two sisters, Emma Vogt and husband Corky and Reva Merriott all of Versailles, Missouri and numerous nieces and nephews.
George was a member of West Union Baptist Church. He worked with his dad on the family farm.

God gifted him with an extraordinary musical ability. His first instrument was a guitar his dad bought from a neighbor. He soon discovered, he could play almost any instrument he got his hands on. He enjoyed the guitar, fiddle and piano most of all.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. Burial followed in Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com .

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


Zachary Paul Curran, 20
Zachary Paul Curran was born on July 6, 1996, in Osage Beach, and passed away Friday, June 16, 2017. He is the son of Paul and Aimee Curran.

Zach attended School of the Osage, where he was a member of the Wrestling, Soccer, Golf and Track team. In May 2014, he graduated from School of the Osage with honors. He was attending Ozarks Technical Community College where he was majoring in Video Production.

Zach had a smile that would light up the room. He was a very loving person and enjoyed listening to music, playing with the family dog and he always tried to have fun in everything he did.

His hobbies included, golfing, hunting and fishing, He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, sharing his infectious laugh and reminding everyone to take themselves a little less seriously.

He is survived by his parents Paul and Aimee Curran; his brother Ryan; and his sister Emilee. He also leaves behind his grandparents, Larry and Carolee Schneider; Judy Curran and John Gladden; Anna Rosenfeld; and John Curran; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends.

The funeral arrangements are being handled by Hedges-Scott Funeral Home located in Osage Beach.

The funeral service took place on Friday, June 23 and was officiated by Pastor Ron Lehenbauer. Interment took place at Lake Memorial Garden Cemetery on Highway 42.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making donations to the Zachary Curran Memorial Foundation dedicated to non-profit organizations.

Donation envelopes were provided at the service or donations can be sent to Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks, P.O Box 207, Osage Beach, MO 65065.

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


Natalie Umbarger Dodd, 88
Natalie Umbarger Dodd was born in Knox County, Tennessee on March 15, 1929. Natalie was the oldest child of Robert and Marcella Green Umbarger and sister to Richard, who was born in 1931.

Natalie married Robert Kauble in 1947 in Kokomo, Indiana where they welcomed the arrival of their children LeeAnn, Timothy and Michael. Natalie and family moved to Camdenton, Missouri in 1959, where Natalie resided for fifty-seven years.

In Camdenton, Natalie worked for Jack’s Sporting Goods, Dickerson Supply Company and Jadico Limited for thirty-one years with a variety of responsibilities.

Afterward, she worked for Work Connections of Camden County and served on the Camdenton City Council. Natalie later married Robert “Bob” Dodd of Camdenton.

Natalie passed away on June 11, 2017 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of eighty-eight years young. She is survived by her daughter, LeeAnn Taylor of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two sons, Tim Kauble of Camdenton, Missouri and Mike Kauble of Tulsa, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and two great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Marcella Green Umbarger and her brother, Richard Scott.

A memorial service for Natalie was held on Saturday, June 24 at New Life Nazarene Church in Camdenton, Missouri, with Pastor Grant Foster officiating.

Funeral arrangements are managed by Allee Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri.

Online condolences may be left at www.alleeholmanhowe.com

A memorial for Natalie has been established with Camdenton R-3 Education Foundation, PO Box 1409, Camdenton, Missouri 65020. The family requests donations in Natalie’s memory in lieu of flowers.


Ronald K. Phillips, 81
Ron Phillips passed away peacefully at his home on June 4, 2017. At Ron’s side was his lovely bride of nearly 50 years, Ginger (Virginia) Phillips.

Growing up a lanky redhead in Highland Park, Michigan, Ron was grounded by midwestern values instilled by his parents, Willis and Mae Phillips (both deceased). He greatly loved and admired his parents and two older brothers Gene and Carl (deceased). All three brothers were brilliant, hard working and successful, with tremendous support for each other.

Ron became a father at a young age and cherished his children, Greg, Mike, Jeff and Cindy. In 1968 he married Ginger Burge, a beautiful Pan Am flight attendant. They traveled to many wonderful destinations around the world.

The family settled in St. Louis where Ron created a successful business. The family spent summers at the Lake of the Ozarks. ‘Captain Ron’ loved boating and bought one large enough to sleep the entire family. His kids and grandkids had many wonderful times at the lake.

He retired at age 63, sold the St. Louis home and the boat, and built a house on the lakeshore. He and Ginger also became snowbirds, wintering in Naples, Florida. They developed a love of golf and greatly enjoyed their large circle of friends. Ron’s one regret may have been the witness he never had during his one and only hole-in-one.

Ron, Captain Ron, Papa, was dearly loved, admired and respected by family and friends. Quick-witted with a wicked sense of humor, he was a great storyteller. He was kind, thoughtful and had a magical way of making people feel valued and important. Ron was a man who measured his success by the great love he had and joyful times he shared with family and friends.

Ron successfully defeated lung cancer shortly after retirement. When the disease returned, he and Ginger battled it like warriors, but the treatments took a great toll on his 81 year old body. Their enormous strength and courage could not conquer it this time around.

In his final days, his perspective provided comfort to many. He was ready to face whatever God had planned because as he saw it; he got 15 bonus years with those dearest to him: Ginger, Greg (Annette), Mike, Jeff (Laurie), Cindy (Mark Hoehne), nine grandkids, one great grandchild, brothers Gene (Jean, deceased) and Carl (deceased) (Vera), many nieces and nephews and dozens of close friends.

Memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude’s Children's Hospital.

Ron will be cremated and a celebration of his life was held on June 24 in Osage Beach, MO.

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

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

Otis O. Moseley, 84
Dr. Otis O. Moseley (Doc), of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Otis was born in Lakeside, Missouri, October 15, 1932, in a small home under the UE Village Water Tower on the hill above Bagnell Dam. He was the first child of Okle and Olie “Ozell” (Crum) Moseley.

Otis was a unique individual in that he never knew a stranger. He took care of his patients as if they were a member of his own family. Most in fact could have been, as Dr. Moseley considered his whole community to be a part of his family.

It was not uncommon to see Otis giving medical advice at the grocery store, gas station or a restaurant. He enjoyed photography and spending quality time with his family and his many friends located at numerous points around the country.

Other than his Children, Otis considered his largest accomplishment to be the involvement he had in bringing what is now Lake Regional Hospital to the Lake of the Ozarks. He used to say; “I have delivered hundreds of babies in this community but that Hospital was by far the largest of them all”!

Otis is survived by his first wife, Lois and their three children Randy, Brad and Scott, his daughter Julie from his second wife Anne; his sister Linda (Moseley) Birkhead; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Dixie, his parents Okle and Ozell Moseley his daughter Julie’s Mother Anne, and two brothers Harley and Ron.

A memorial service for Dr. Otis Moseley was held at Lodge of the Four Seasons, on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Following the memorial, a Celebration of Life event ran until 4:00 p.m.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to: Lake Regional Hospital
Otis Moseley/Fund Development 54 Hospital Drive Osage Beach, Missouri 65065

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

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

 

Published 6-21-17

Dorothy Vanderhoof, 83
Dorothy Vanderhoof, of Laurie, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017, at her home. She was born on December 26th, 1933, in Cook County, Illinois to Byron and Viola Tuttle in the middle of a snow storm.

She was raised during the Depression era along with her three brothers and three sisters. The family moved to northern Wisconsin where she finished high school as the valedictorian. She attended college at the University of Wisconsin campus in Minnesota and began teaching.

She met Calvin M. Vanderhoof and fell in love. They married June 5th, 1954 and on the family farm began raising what ended up being a large family of twelve. They moved back to Illinois and finished raising eleven children into adulthood, this being one of her greatest achievements.

Dorothy moved to Missouri in 2008, happy to be living on Carefree Lane, down the road from the Old Stone Church. Dorothy was preceded in death by her daughters, Leslie Ann and Mary Elizabeth, mother, Viola Tuttle, father, Byron Tuttle, the father of her children, Calvin, sister, Ellen and brothers, John and Richard Tuttle.

Leaving behind ten children, Calvin, Linda (John) Schettko, Teresa Weiss, Viola (Hollis) Bensley, Rita Christie, Monica (Pat) Brice, Anita (Chris) Ferino, Mike (Dawn) Vanderhoof, Paul Vanderhoof, Harold (Bonnie) Vanderhoof also seventeen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren, sisters, Joan (Charles) Barnes and Sue Vanderhoof and brothers, Eddie Tuttle and Jimmy Tuttle.

Her memory lives on at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, Missouri, on the Mothers Wall section D block 5 Row 10. A Memorial Mass was held Thursday, June 15, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie with Father John Schmitz celebrating.

Graveside services and inurnment 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 Funeral Home of Laurie.


Gayla Jean Lamb, 78
Gayla Jean Lamb, of Laurie, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. She was born August 14, 1938, in Harrisonville, Missouri, a daughter of the late Donald and Lavona (Miller) Stonestreet.

On May 1, 1964, in Kansas City, Missouri, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Vearl Lamb.

Gayla was an active member of the Osage Community Elks Lodge 2705 in Laurie.

She enjoyed spending her time reading, shopping and boating on the lake. Gayla never knew a stranger and loved the time she spent with her friends.

Her family will remember her by her favorite saying, “It is what it is”.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Rhonda Lamb and Shandra Lamb both of Kansas City, Missouri and Karri Lamb of Baltimore, Maryland; grandson, Craig Allen Murphy; sister, Donita Bohannon Fasl of Belton, Missouri; her dog, Lady and many friends.

A celebration of Gayla’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to Ozarks Kat and K9 Shelter in Sunrise Beach or to the Special Olympics. 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 Laurie.


Betty B. Wagner, 82
Betty B. Wagner, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Laurie Care Center. She was born July 24, 1934, in Collins, Missouri, a daughter of the late Bill and Fern (Pace) Witt.

On November 14, 1952, in Kansas City, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Paul Wagner, who preceded her in death on September 8, 2015.

For thirty years, Betty was employed at Butler Manufacturing in Kansas City, Missouri. Following her retirement, she and Paul moved to the lake where she worked as a realtor at RE/MAX At The Lake, retiring in 2010.

Betty’s happiest times were spent with her family and her dog.

She is survived by her daughters, Paula Schneider and husband Dean of Raymore, Missouri and Donna Woods and husband Jim of Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren, Corey Schneider, Stacey Johnson and Joe Woods; great-granddaughter, Juliet Schneider; brothers, Jim Witt of Belton, Missouri and John Witt of Raymore, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Thelma Follett.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 17, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Laurie with Pastor Nick Stutesman officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in Garber Memorial Estates.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Ozarks 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 Laurie.

 

Published 6-14-17

Esther Ellen Ensminger, 93
Esther Ellen Ensminger, of Sedalia, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Cole Camp. She was born November 22, 1923, in Newark, Ohio, a daughter of the late Robert and Alma (Foster) Hafer.

On July 25, 1944, in Versailles, she was united in marriage to Ira E. “Jack” Ensminger, who preceded her in death on October 24, 2013.

Esther was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church and the Jolly Elders both in Sedalia.

She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and taking day trips with her daughters. Most of all, she enjoyed the company of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and treasured the time she spent with them.

She is survived by her daughters, Theila Luetjen and husband Rodger of Cole Camp, Missouri, Ellen Howery and husband Larry of Osage Beach, Missouri and Elaine Tipton of Springfield, Missouri; grandchildren, Sara Dunn, Amy Kaiser, Eric Luetjen, Caleb Campbell, Courtney Thrasher, Wesley Tipton and Wendy Tipton-Eagon; great-grandchildren, Auric, Jacob and Michael Brockfeld, Hans, Hugh, Dasch, Krue and Clarke Kaiser, Matthew and Macy Luetjen, Brendan and Joseph Campbell, Sydnee and Autumn Thrasher, Brady Tipton and Leamon Eagon; her sister, Revah Stokes of Salina, Kansas and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila Sue Ensminger, a brother, Earl Hafer and her sisters, Helen Hafer, Hazel Marie Ward and Emily Holden.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 11, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Ted Francis officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Grateful Patient Program, Thompson Center for Autism Research, One Hospital Drive DC066.0, Columbia, Missouri 65212, the Versailles Cemetery Association or the Calvary Baptist Church of Sedalia.

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.
 

Published 6-7-17
Donna Sue Marple, 54
Donna Sue Marple, age 54, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at her home. She was born January 29, 1963, in Coronado, California, the daughter of the late James D. and Doris M. (Gibson) Dinkins.

On June 7, 1980, in Versailles, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Alex Marple.

Donna loved the outdoors and animals, especially her cats.

In addition to her husband, Alex, she is survived by her son, Cody Marple of Branson, Missouri; granddaughter, Maci Marple and her brothers, Jim Dinkins and wife Ellie of Wyoming, John Dinkins and wife Marsha of Tuscumbia, Missouri and Tom Dinkins and wife Andrea of Oregon.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, William Wesley “Rusty” Dinkins and Richard Dinkins.

A private family celebration of Donna’s life will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be left online www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Cody Ashton Brown, 25
Cody Ashton Brown, of Kaiser, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. He was born in Sanford, North Carolina on May 30, 1991, son of Bob and Dana (DeLacy) Brown.

Cody attended School of the Osage High School and graduated in 2010, where he was a member of the basketball and football team. Cody was an avid lover of all sports but was the BIGGEST Dallas Cowboys fan. He loved competition, whether it was the family’s annual Easter egg hunt, mini golf, or playing cards.

Every time that Cody would walk into a room, he would light it up with his contagious smile. He was a crucial part of the family and always a highlight of family vacations. He had a huge heart and cared about his family and friends so much. Cody was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Cody is survived by parents, Bob and Dana Brown of Kaiser, MO, sister Chelsea (Brown) Riney and her husband Joe of St. Louis, Grandparents Mike and Mary DeLacy of Osage Beach, and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Cody was preceded in death by Grandparents Jack and Marjorie Brown of Iberia.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Osage Beach YMCA in memory of Cody.

Condolences can be shared with the family at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

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


Lucille “Lucy” Landreth, 93
Lucille "Lucy” Landreth passed away peacefully at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri on Tuesday May 16, 2017, with her daughter, Susie Kendall; grandson, Brian Kendall and his wife, Sorya and her great-grandson, Yoshua by her side.

She is additionally survived by her son-in-law, John; her granddaughter, Kenna Kendall and other relatives including many nieces and nephews.

Born in Trenton, Missouri on December 27, 1923, she lived most of the last sixty years in Gravois Mills, Missouri with her husband Lionel “Pee-Wee” Landreth until his death in 1994. She was also predeceased by her son, Lionel “Skip” Landreth, Jr.

An avid fisherman, she loved the lake area and enjoyed fishing there for many years. Lucy also loved bowling, winning numerous trophies and awards.

A hard working lady for most of her life, she will be best remembered working for Lyman Moore at “Buffalo Burger” for over thirteen years as well as previously working at several other restaurants in the Gravois area.

In lieu of sending flowers, Lucy asked that donations be made to the Ozarks Kat and K9 Shelter of Sunrise Beach or Food For The Children Program of Morgan County.

A Celebration of Life service was held on Saturday, June 3 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Laurie.

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 Laurie.


Gretchen Irene Wright, 99
Gretchen Irene Wright, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri. She was born September 25, 1917 in West Fork, Arkansas a daughter of Virgil Theodore and Zada Mae (Southern) Hutcheson.

On September 30, 1940 in Towanda, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Edgar James Wright. Together they shared sixty-one years of marriage before his passing on April 3, 2002.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Hutch and Arkey and a sister, Chris.

Survivors include two sons, James L. Wright and wife Pamela S. of Independence, Missouri and Richard E. Wright and wife Cathy A. of Osage Beach, Missouri; six grandchildren, Marc Wright, Melissa Anderson, Whitney Herrelson, Quinn Oglesby, TylerHerrelson and Parker Rowe; ten great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Gretchen was raised in Arkansas and moved with her family to Towanda, Kansas as a teenager. After her marriage to Edgar, they made their home in Kansas City.

In 1963, they moved to the Gravois Mills area of Lake of the Ozarks where they owned and operated the Rail Fence Restaurant and Wright’s Cultured Marble. In 2003, she moved to Osage Beach, Missouri.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Entombment will be in Garber Memorial Estates, Laurie.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Percy Burton Revels Jr., 82
Percy Burton Revels Jr., (Burt), of Camdenton Missouri, passed away on Friday, May 19th in his home in Camdenton Missouri, after a long illness.

Burt was born on July 8th, 1934 in Palatka Florida. He was the son of Judge Percy Burton Revels Sr. and Bernice Revels.

On February 16 1957, Burt was united in marriage to Dianne Lee Smith of Marianna Florida. This past February was their 60th wedding anniversary.

Burt was an Army Second Lieutenant commissioned while serving in the ROTC program in college and stationed at a Nike Missile base near Washington DC after graduating.

Burt earned his degree in building construction from the University of Florida in 1956 and went on to a career managing housing developments for National Homes Corporation in New York, Texas, Ohio and Illinois.

In the early 70s Burt started his own company: Seasons 4 Builders in Gaylord, Michigan building over 250 homes in northern Michigan between 1972 and 1982.

In the 80s and 90s Burt worked for Cardinal Industries and Choice Hotels buying land for hotel development throughout the Midwest. Burt and Dianne retired to Camdenton Missouri in 2000.

Burt had a life-long love of Florida Gator Football and music. He sang in the Men’s Glee Club at the University of Florida and many church choirs over the years. Burt also enjoyed traveling, boating and snow skiing with his family.

Burt is survived by his wife, Dianne in Camdenton, his son, Eric and wife Pamela of Chicago Illinois, daughter, Leanne Fisher and husband Mike Fisher of Boulder Colorado, five grand children and one great grandson.

His father, Percy Burton Senior, mother, Bernice and sister Joan Gaines preceded Burt in death.


Dr. Otis O. Moseley (Doc), 84
Dr. Otis O. Moseley (Doc), of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Otis was born in Lakeside, Missouri, October 15, 1932, in a small home under the UE Village Water Tower on the hill above Bagnell Dam. He was the first child of Okle and Olie “Ozell” (Crum) Moseley.

Otis was a unique individual in that he never knew a stranger. He took care of his patients as if they were a member of his own family. Most in fact could have been, as Dr. Moseley considered his whole community to be a part of his family. It was not uncommon to see Otis giving medical advice at the grocery store, gas station or a restaurant.

He enjoyed photography and spending quality time with his family and his many friends located at numerous points around the country. Other than his Children, Otis considered his largest accomplishment to be the involvement he had in bringing what is now Lake Regional Hospital to the Lake of the Ozarks. He used to say; “I have delivered hundreds of babies in this community but that Hospital was by far the largest of them all!”

Otis is survived by his first wife, Lois and their three children Randy, Brad and Scott, his daughter Julie from his second wife Anne; his sister Linda (Moseley) Birkhead; 8 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Dixie, his parents Okle and Ozell Moseley his daughter Julie’s Mother Anne, and two brothers Harley and Ron.

A memorial service for Dr. Otis Moseley will be held at Lodge of the Four Seasons, Marbella Room, on Sunday, June 25, 2017, beginning at 1:00pm.

Following the memorial, a Celebration of Life event will run until 4:00 p.m. Please feel free to bring along any photos you may have to share during the celebration.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to: Lake Regional Hospital
Otis Moseley/Fund Development 54 Hospital Drive Osage Beach, Missouri 65065

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

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

Shirley M. Garber, 78
Shirley M. Garber, of Tipton, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born August 25, 1938, in Morgan County, a daughter of the late H. Franklin “Frank” and Marion L. (Hess) Noyes.

On September 28, 1956, in Versailles, she was united in marriage to Laurel Wayne Garber, who preceded her in death on February 1, 2012.

Shirley volunteered for many years at the Price James Library in Tipton where she served on the board and also served as president.

She was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church.

Her hobbies included reading, embroidery work and ceramics.

Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Tammy Lehman and husband Steve of Versailles, Kim Wilhelm and husband Todd of Versailles, Steve Garber and wife Jolene of Tipton and Tara Farmer and husband Kenny of California; grandchildren, Tyler, Laurey, Trey, Jordan, Mallory, Kyle, Abby, Cassie, Sara, Hannah and Kade; great-grandchildren, Adley, Easton, Masyn, McCoy, Makynna and Landon; her sisters, Lois Singer of Tipton and Gayle Long of Fletcher, North Carolina and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Noyes.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 3, at the Bethel Mennonite Church with Dr. Jeff Elliott officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Bethel Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Price James Library. 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.
 

Published 5-31-17
Margie A. Neal, 75
Margie Ann Neal of Linn Creek passed away peacefully on May 8th, 2017. Wife of the deceased Dr. Joe K. Neal, she was born in Harrisburg, Illinois in 1942, attended University of Illinois in Champagne-Urbana and earned a Master’s Degree in Sociology. Margie married Joe Neal and made her way to St. Louis and then Union, Missouri before settling in at the lake.

Margie was a 40-year resident of the lake area.

Margie and Joe Neal were married for 40 years. They had three children: Tony Neal, Erica Neal Boardman, and Elliott Neal. She was the grandmother of Gracie Neal and Bryce and Sydney Boardman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Joe K. Neal.

Her first 20 years at the lake, Margie was a weekend vacationer and wife of an avid fisherman in Osage Beach. Her children spent most weekends and summers of their childhood in their lake house sharing favorite memories with Margie swimming off their dock, boating, skiing, fishing and jet-skiing.

In the following 10 years she and her husband, Dr. Joe Neal, relocated permanently from Union, MO and lived in Camdenton. There they finished raising their youngest child, Elliott Neal.

Margie ran her husband’s dental practice, Joe K. Neal Family Dentistry, in Lebanon, Missouri. In her spare time, Margie was a busy piano teacher to many children in Camdenton and an active member and volunteer of her church, St. Anthony’s Parish.

Margie and Joe moved into a new house in Linn Creek in 2004. Her husband passed away in April of 2005.After becoming a widow, Margie remained active in her church. She volunteered at Lake Ozark Hospital and was a long-standing member of the Republican Club and Beta Sigma Phi sorority.

In 2013, Margie moved from the lake to Las Vegas, Nevada, to be nearer to her daughter and grandchildren, Bryce and Sydney. She enjoyed the warmer winters, ability to walk to shopping, great restaurants, and the entertainment the city had to offer.

Margie loved talking with friends, gardening, and the Catholic Church, but most of all she loved her family. She will be remembered by all that knew her for her generous and vivacious spirit.

Mass was held Friday May 26 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Camdenton, MO followed by a graveside service and then dinner back at the church.

The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to either the Children’s Home Society of Missouri (9445 Litzsinger Rd. St. Louis, MO 63144 www.chsmo.org) or St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (1874 North Business Route 5 Camdenton, MO 65020).

Danny Lee Branson, 68
Danny Lee Branson, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away, Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Laurie, Missouri. He was born November 5, 1948 in Franklin County, Missouri, a son of Victor Lewis Branson and Neva Delores (Oliver) Strein.

On September 23, 1967 in Summerfield, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Roena Yvonne Picker and to this union two children were born. Together they shared forty-nine years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his father and a son, Bryan Branson.

Survivors include his wife, Roena Branson of the home; a daughter, Rhamie Glade of Independence, Missouri; two grandchildren, Randee Glade and Rickey Glade; his mother, Delores Strein of California, Missouri; a step-mother, Lucy Branson of Vienna, Missouri and a host of other relatives and friends.

Danny was raised in Jefferson City and Belle, Missouri. He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force. He worked for Sprint for thirty-seven years. He and Roena retired to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2006.

He was a forty year member of the Elks Lodge #2705 in Laurie and a member of the Indian Rock Golf Club.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Lorene Wilcox, 102
Lorene Wilcox, of Laurie, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Laurie Care Center. She was born March 7, 1915, in Mercer County, Missouri, the youngest of four children born to Elbert and Leafy (McCully) Hammond.

Lorene attended school in Half Rock and Princeton. She also studied at NW State and William Jewell College.

She worked for Montgomery Ward, assisted her father at the family farm and was the first woman to hold office as Circuit Clerk and Recorder of Deeds for Mercer County in 1956.

On December 5, 1936, she married Kermith Curtis and they had two children, Bill and Nancy. He preceded her in death in 1956.

On June 28, 1957, she married Ellis Wilcox and they were married fifty-seven years. He preceded her in death on December 21, 2014.

Lorene enjoyed her family, fishing, quilting, card playing, counting dominoes, solving cross word puzzles, flowers and traveling.

She was a faithful member of the West Lake Christian Church in Laurie.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Coughenour and husband Gary of Collins, Iowa; step-daughters, Betty Lee Cox and husband Amos of Kearney, Missouri and Patty Sue Neville of Columbia, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Joan Curtis of Omaha, Nebraska; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Moore and husband Kenneth of Lee’s Summit, Missouri and numerous nieces, nephews and many extended friends.

In addition to her parents and wonderful husbands, she was preceded in death by her son, William Allen Curtis, brothers, Ardith Hammond and Cleon Hammond and a sister, Arlene Clark.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 18, at the West Lake Christian Church in Laurie with Pastor Kelly Caldwell officiating.

Graveside services and interment was held Friday, May 19, at Princeton Cemetery in Princeton, Missouri with Pastor Sean Hammond officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to 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 Funeral Home of Laurie.


David Dawayne Haile, 56
David Dawayne Haile, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. He was born March 8, 1961, in Kansas City, Missouri, and son of the late Roy E. and Jewell O. (Brockway) Haile.

On December 3, 2014, in Puerto Rico, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Penny (Patton) Haile.

David was employed at Hainen Ford in Tipton as a car salesman for over thirty years until his retirement.

His favorite hobbies included, driving his tractor, traveling, spending time on the beach and was an avid collector, especially cars and antiques.

He was a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, Penny, he is survived by his children, Bryan Haile and Jessica Reese and husband Michael all of Rocky Mount, Missouri; granddaughter, Tia Reese; step-sons, Tanner Westhues and Miles Westhues; step-daughter, Morgan Westhues; brother, Gene Haile and wife Lois of California, Missouri; sisters, Gloria Coats and husband Mike of Hughson, California and Pat Hayes and husband Joe of Little Rock, Arkansas and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 22, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

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.


Robert Joseph Vance, 77
Robert Joseph Vance, of Laurie, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at his home. He was born on November 25, 1939, in Kansas City, Kansas.

He graduated from Park Hill High School in 1957 and attended Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. Bob joined the United States Army in 1962 and served in Omaha, Nebraska and in Germany until 1965.

Bob was employed at General Motors from 1966 until he retired. He also spent time volunteering for the Parkville Police Department.

On December 30, 1979, in Laughlin, Nevada, he was united in marriage to Loretta, who preceded him in death on May 10, 2013.

Bob loved living at the lake, especially while spending time fishing. He enjoyed telling his good jokes to family and friends. Bob was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan.

He was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, the American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 in Sunrise Beach and was a dedicated supporter of law enforcement and the Highway Patrol.

He is survived by his daughter, Mikki Lewis and her husband Tom and grandchildren, Megan and Matthew; his son, Michael Vance and wife Jennifer; a brother, Bill Vance; sister, Linda Cavanaugh; a step-daughter, Tina Chituck and grandchildren, Travis Cash and Jessica Cash and great-grandchildren, Haley Cash and Matthew Cash.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, David and Helen Vance and a brother, Jack Vance.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 23, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Laurie with Father John Schmitz officiating. Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the Garber Memorial Estates Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Highway Patrol Safety Organization or to the Wounded Warrior Project. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Jo Ann Forbes, 62
Jo Ann Forbes, of Gravois Mills, died Thursday May 18, 2017 at the John Knox Village Hospice House in Lee’s Summit.

She was born September 25, 1954, in Kansas City, the daughter of Willis and Harriet Pyle. She married Steve Forbes on July 19th, 1975.

She was a member of the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church, where she served as church secretary and in the past as a chair of the church Ad Council, Youth Group Leader, Sunday School Teacher, and secretary and treasurer of the United Methodist Women.

She also was a substitute teacher at Morgan County RII in Versailles for sixteen years.

Jo Ann loved her two grandchildren, Noah and Sophia; they were the light of her life. She also enjoyed collecting cookbooks and cooking and baking for her family and friends. Jo Ann had a strong faith in God and she touched many lives and hearts in anyone she met.

Jo Ann is survived by her husband Steve; daughter Sarah Lakey and husband Craig; two grandchildren Noah, age five and Sophia, age two; three nephews and one niece, along with many other family and friends.

A Celebration of Jo Ann’s life will be held Saturday, May 27 at the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church. Visitation will begin at 10:00am with a service to follow at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gravois Mills United Methodist 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.
 

Published 5-24-17
Catherine L. Cornelisse, 92
Catherine L. Cornelisse, of Laurie, passed from this life on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Laurie Care Center. She was the daughter of the late Flora and David Buckner.

Catherine worked hard her entire life to provide for her family. She was a great cook, loved to read, solve puzzles and enjoyed outings on the Lake of the Ozarks.

She fought her illness with courage and strength of will.

Catherine is survived by her son, David Renner and wife Marilyn; daughter, Kifflyn Vitinia; grandchildren, Cathy Renner and Jim Renner and wife Julia; great-grandchildren, Sean Renner and Liam Renner; sister-in-law, Shirley Buckner; nephews, Mark and Craig Buckner; niece, Kerri Neal and husband Bobbie and many thanks to her caregivers, Judy Brown and family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Cornelisse, her brothers, David Buckner and Frank Buckner and sisters, Cecelia Buckner and Patricia Buckner.

There will be no services according to her wishes. 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 Laurie.


Emma G. Head, 89
Emma G. Head, of Laurie, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. She was born September 19, 1927, in Ottawa, Illinois, a daughter of the late Luther and Frieda (Geiler) Allison.

On June 29, 1946, in Peoria, Illinois, she was united in marriage to Jack Head who preceded her in death on September 29, 1976.

For over thirty years, Emma served as the head cook at Sparland Grade School and High School. She spent many years decorating wedding, anniversary, birthday and graduation cakes for families there. While living at the lake, she continued her love of baking by making pies and cakes for Fred and Patty’s Trails End Restaurant in Laurie.

Emma enjoyed spending time playing bingo with her friends and listening to classic country music.

She was a member of the West Lake Christian Church in Laurie.

Emma is survived by her son, Jerry (Kris) Head of Laurie, Missouri; grandsons, Bruce (Vania) Head of Brumley, Missouri and Mark (Sandy) Haun of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; great-grandchildren, Megan and C.J.; sister, Dorothy Brandenburg of Joplin, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathy Kuni, brothers, Luther Allison, Jr., Paul Carter, Franklin Carter and Dick Carter and sisters, Ruth Griswold and Alice.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 17, at the West Lake Christian Church in Laurie with Pastor Kelly Caldwell officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to 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 Funeral Home of Laurie.


Sheila Anne Marshall, 62
Sheila Anne Marshall, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017, at her home. She was born August 27, 1954, in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of Jim and Marilyn (Deavers) Green.

On August 10, 1974, she was united in marriage to John Dean Marshall, who preceded her in death on September 26, 2003.

Sheila worked in the Department of Corrections as an officer and later as a sergeant for over twenty-five years until her retirement.

She was an avid Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals fan. She loved to drive her Lincoln around town with her Chiefs flags waving.

Sheila is survived by her children, Kenny Marshall and wife Leah of St. Peters, Missouri, Dina Beal and husband Chris of Lexington, Missouri, Barry Marshall of Versailles, Missouri, Lori Caldwell of Wellington, Missouri, Chris Marshall and wife Lesley of Versailles, Missouri and Crystal Woodall and husband Mike of Lorton, Virginia; grandchildren, Kenzie, Kody, Kassy, Kayla, Brevin, Brady, Josh, Stephanie, Jaxon, Ryley, Payton and Marshall; brother, Steve Green; sisters, Loretta Sellers and Yvonne Frazier and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, John, she was preceded in death by her mother, Marilyn Caudill and husband Bill, her father, Jim Green and wife Joyce, brother, Jimmy Green and sister, Valerie Hauck.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 18, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Jim Randall officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

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.


Norma Lee Prock, 92
Norma Lee Prock, of Laurie, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Laurie Care Center. She was born March 24, 1925 in Girdner, Missouri, a daughter of James Lawrence and Lessie May (McBride) Durham.

On May 4, 1941 in Protem, Missouri, she was untied in marriage to Gene Doyle Prock. Together they shared forty-seven years of marriage before his passing on April 27, 1989.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Robert Durham and a sister, Shirley Wood.

Survivors include her son, Darrell Prock and wife Linda of Gardner, Kansas and son, Dan Prock of Portland, Oregon; three grandsons, Dan Prock, Darrin Prock and Douglas Prock; a granddaughter, Sara Carey-Prock; five great-grandchildren, Alana Prock, Derek Prock, Tanner Prock, Devin Prock and Colton Prock; three great-great-grandchildren, Jace, Brielle and Daisy and a host of other relatives and friends.

She lived the majority of her life in DeSoto, Kansas where she worked as a Payroll Supervisor for Hercules Powder Company. She retired to the Lake of the Ozarks and wintered in Florida for a number of years. In her spare time she enjoyed, dancing, painting and traveling.

She was a member of the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star in DeSoto, Kansas.

Graveside services were held Friday, May 19, 2017 in DeSoto Cemetery, DeSoto, Kansas.

Family and friends may leave online condolences at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Wava V. Adair, 83
Wava V. Adair, of Pittsburg, Kansas, formerly of Versailles, died May 11, 2017, at the home of her son in Pittsburg, Kansas following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer surrounded by family.

She was born April 14, 1934, in Silver City, Iowa, the daughter of Cliff and Susie Sargent Stewart. She graduated from Silver City High School in 1952 and moved to Omaha, Nebraska where she was eventually set up on a blind date with Robert “Bob” Adair while he was on a weekend leave from the Air Force.

She and Bob married on April 12, 1958, in Silver City, Iowa and he preceded her in death on September 16, 2014. Bob and Wava resided in Wichita Falls, Texas, Faribault, Minnesota and Rifle, Colorado before eventually making their home in Versailles, Missouri twenty-five years ago.

Mrs. Adair worked as a bookkeeper for the Colorado National Bank in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Wava’s other interests included gardening, woodworking, cooking and being outside.

Survivors include one son, Duane Adair and his wife Melinda of Pittsburg, Kansas; two daughters, Pam Bechler and her husband Junior of George, Iowa, and Audrey Strickland of Versailles, Missouri; one granddaughter, Andrea Northrop and five grandsons, Adam Northrop, Tony Northrop Jr., Cody Bechler, Evan Bechler and Casey Bechler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, Duane Stewart and one granddaughter, Amy Northrop.

Graveside services and inurnment were held at Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Friday May 19, 2017.

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

Mark Steven Frazee, 54
Mark Steven Frazee, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017, at his home. He was born August 1, 1962, in Petaluma, California, a son of Donald David and Loretta (Stockman) Frazee.

Mark enjoyed hunting and riding motorcycles.

He is survived by his sons, Cory Frazee and wife Tara of Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Ethan Frazee of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; grandchildren, Harlee Frazee, Mary Frazee and Allie Frazee; his mother, Loretta Frazee of the home; brother, Robert Frazee and wife Lynn of Drexel, Missouri; sister, Debby Stephenson and husband Mark of Greenview, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald David Frazee.

A private family celebration of Mark’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 Funeral Home of Laurie.

Anne Massey, 72
Anne Massey, of Osage Beach Missouri, formerly of Camdenton, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Ozark Care and Rehabilitation Center, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Anne was born December 10, 1942 in Bethany, Missouri, the oldest daughter of Fred Pittman and Dorothy Pittman.

She was preceded in death by her father Fred Pittman and her mother Dorothy Pittman (Casto); three nieces Sherri Scott, Nancy Musgrave and Vicki Hand; one nephew Alan Scott; and her daughter-in- law Carla Dukes.

She was the beloved mother of John Dukes and Carla Thompson.

She is survived by her son John Dukes of Laurie Missouri; her daughter Carla Thompson of Bath New York; two sisters Patty Holloway of Camdenton Missouri and Nancy Clymer of Fairfield Illinois; one brother John Pittman of Blue Springs Missouri; four Grandchildren Zach Dukes, Thomas Dukes, Allison Pittman and Jonathan Pino; two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Anne graduated high school from South Sumter High in Bushnell Florida. She enjoyed a career of caregiver and loved her job. She loved helping others and would have given her last dime to anyone that needed it. She lived to help others, and always put others before herself.

Her faith in God was very strong and she had read the Bible front to back five times. She was a strong woman who fought for three years. She enjoyed reading which is a passion she passed down to both of her children. She also loved working in her garden and she enjoyed watching mystery shows as well as her soap opera, The Young and the Restless, which is a passion she shared with her daughter. However, what was more important to her then anything, were her children.

She was a wonderful and loving mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Special thanks to Ozark Care Center in Osage Beach Missouri and to Regional Hospice for taking such good care of Anne and keeping her comfortable in her final days. It is greatly appreciated by the entire family.

There will be no services per her wishes. The family is having a dinner to celebrate her life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the family.
 

Published 5-17-17
Faith E. White, 78
Faith E. White, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away at her home in Camdenton on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Faith was born April 25, 1939 in Richland, Missouri. She was the daughter of Delton and Ruby (Head) Hooker.

On April 5, 1958 in Camdenton, Missouri, Faith was united in marriage to Carl White who preceded her in death May 12, 2007. Together they shared over 49 years of marriage at the time of his death.

Faith is survived by her sons, Jonny White, Kurt White and wife, Kelly; her daughters, Carla Fiene and husband, Gary, and Janice McDowell and husband, Dennis, all of Camdenton, Missouri; her brother, Garlen Duane “Buck” Hooker of Richland, Missouri, and sister, Carol Anderson and husband, Wayne, of Richland, Missouri; six grandchildren, Shannon Christine Jones, Jason Aaron Meads, Stacie Elizabeth Jones, Tiffany Anne Barklage, Sammy J. White, and Kaylin Delaine White; step-grandchildren, Holly Gaddy, Brian Fiene, and Tiffanie McDowell; along with a host of other relatives and many friends.

Faith was preceded in death by her parents Delton and Ruby Hooker; her husband Carl White, brothers Delton Daniel “Dee” Hooker, and Clifton Leonard “Sonny” Hooker, granddaughter Sarah Anne Meads and great granddaughter Skyler K Jones.

Faith worked as secretary for the Camden County Circuit Court in Camdenton for many years before retiring. She enjoyed her days gardening and reading and loved spending time outdoors fishing and hunting for mushrooms and arrowheads.

Faith was an avid NASCAR fan, and enjoyed watching her favorite drivers competing on the race track. Her greatest joy in life was her family and she loved spending time with them.

Faith was a loving and devoted wife, and a caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother to her children and their families. She helped create many beautiful memories for them to cherish for years to come.

A Celebration of Faith’s Life was held Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Decaturville Missionary Baptist Church, Decaturville, Missouri.

Private family interment was at Roach Cemetery in Roach, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to The American Cancer Society or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.


Tommy Earl Daniels, 78
Tommy Earl Daniels, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born January 2, 1939, in Versailles, a son of the late Earl and Verne (Buzan) Daniels.

On March 9, 1962, in Versailles, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Linda (Kennard) Daniels.

Tom was a hard worker who farmed and drove a truck for many years.

He was an avid sports fan, always cheering on his favorite teams, the St. Louis Cardinals and Missouri Basketball or any sport his children or grandchildren participated in. Most of all, he loved his family and treasured the moments he spent with them.

Tom was a member of the Hopewell Union Church.

In addition to his wife, Linda, he is survived by his daughters, Marsha Peters and husband Terry of Lone Jack, Missouri and Terri Bergman and husband John of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; grandchildren, Branden Smith and wife Melissa, Amanda Dennis and husband David, Austin Evans and wife Savannah, Amber Evans, Reagan Bergman, Emerson Bergman and Bailey Peters; great-grandchildren, Michael, Jason, Christopher and Alyssa Smith, Jolea Evans and Raylea Fletcher; brother, Jim Daniels and wife Mary of Versailles, Missouri; sisters, Dora Dunnaway and husband Jim of Independence, Missouri and Peggy Schilb of Tampa, Florida; sister-in-law, Kay Daniels of Versailles, Missouri; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Daniels, grandson, Michael Joseph Smith, brother, Jack Daniels and sisters, Frances Campbell, Altifia Barber, Katherine Grace Daniels and Georgia Clark.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 9, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Rudy Beard and Pastor Kenny Cook officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Beulah Cemetery near Barnett.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Morgan County Relay For Life. 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.


Charlotte Bonner, 96
Charlotte Bonner, of Bend, Oregon, formerly of Macks Creek, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017 at St. Charles Health System, Bend, Oregon.

Charlotte was born May 16, 1920 in Kirksville, Missouri, the daughter of Elmer D. and Neva Lynn (Miller) Harpham.

On November 23, 1940 in Lebanon, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Ross S. Creach, who preceded her in death on December 12, 1943. He died while serving as a Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper. The section of US 54 between Camdenton and Macks Creek is named in his honor.

She later married William Floyd Bonner on May 5, 1951 in Joplin, Missouri. He preceded her in death on November 10, 1982.

Charlotte is survived by her sons, William Ross Creach and wife, Cheryl, of Redmond, Oregon; Mike Bonner and wife, Carol, of Macks Creek, Missouri; Dr. Mark Bonner, M. D. of Warner Robins, Georgia; and Major James Bonner, USMC, (Ret.) and wife, Diana, of Norco, California; her sister, Dorothy Whitten of Boonville, Missouri; daughters-in-law Mary Creach of Columbia, Missouri, and Ulrike Creach of Fremont, California, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; along with other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Neva Lynn Harpham; her husbands, Ross S. Creach and William Floyd Bonner; her son Rickey S. Creach; and two sisters, Mary Willey and Neva Dee Brown.

Charlotte attended Central Missouri State College and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Northeastern Missouri State College, now known as Truman State University. She received her Masters of Science degree in Counseling from California Lutheran University.

Charlotte enjoyed a career of teaching in the Missouri and California public school systems for 53 years. She was a teacher at Macks Creek High School and Camdenton High School from 1955 to 1965. She then began teaching at San Fernando High School, San Fernando, California where she became a College Counselor.

She was particularly proud of the work she did in getting minority students to consider attending college. One of her students, whom she helped to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is California’s current Secretary of State. Another of her students attended the University of Southern California, where he won the Heisman Trophy. Her counseling work was honored by an article in the Los Angeles Times.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Macks Creek, Missouri.

Charlotte was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Fernanda Maria Chapter, where she held positions as Chaplain and Regent. At the end of her second term as Regent she was the oldest chapter officer, at 92, in California.

She was also a member of Eastern Star Lodge 20 in Macks Creek for over 65 years.

Visitation was held Saturday, May 13, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Macks Creek, Missouri. Easter Star Services were followed by funeral services at the church.

Interment will follow at Macks Creek Cemetery, Macks Creek, Missouri.

The family requests that a contribution to the Lena Creach Scholarship Fund be made in lieu of flowers. The contribution should be made “In memory of Charlotte Bonner/Lena Creach Scholarship” and sent to Macks Creek School District, Macks Creek, Missouri 65786.

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

Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Macks Creek, Missouri.


William Roger Garrett, 78
William Roger Garrett, 78, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Laurie Care Center in Laurie, Missouri. He was born April 20, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, the third of four sons of William Patrick and Laura Pearl (Brown) Garrett.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two older brothers, Don Garrett and Bob Garrett.

Survivors include his son, Steve Garrett with his wife Mona of the Chicago, Illinois area; his daughter, Debra Garrett of the Chicago area; four grandchildren, Scott Garrett, Kelly Garrett, Ashley Garrett and Mackenzie Garrett; nine great-grandchildren, Kristopher, Landon, Drew, Logan, Nathan, Dayton, Arianna, Isabella and Waylon; a brother, Brian Garrett of Sunrise Beach, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

When Bill lived in the Chicago area, he worked at a railroad just like his father and son at one time. In 1972 he moved to the Lake of the Ozarks, where he built Garrett’s Indian Oaks Resort with several family members.

He also worked as an electrician at the lake where he owned and operated Bill’s Electric. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing and boating. Most of all, he enjoyed time spent with family and friends.

Visitation was held Friday May 12, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Graveside services and burial followed in Garber Memorial Estates, Laurie, Missouri.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Published 5-10-17
Roger L. Smith, 72
Roger L. Smith, of Linn Creek, Missouri, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Roger was born December 16, 1944 in Hannibal, Missouri. He was the son of Wilburn and Estelle (Morris) Smith.

On July 8, 1963 in Hannibal, Missouri, Roger was united in marriage to Teresa Hanks. They shared over 53 years together as husband and wife at the time of his death.

Roger graduated from Camdenton High School with the class of 1963. He was the first four-year letterman at Camdenton High School, and held a long jump record at CHS for over 30 years.

After graduating, Roger owned and operated Glaize Amoco in Osage Beach with his dad for over 20 years. He also co-owned and operated 66 Fast Stop in Camdenton with his partner John Flory.

Roger enjoyed spending days golfing and fishing and loved traveling to other locations. He was always in for a card game, especially the game of pitch, and loved watching the eagles and other birds from his home. His greatest joy though, was spending time with his family.

Roger was a loving and devoted husband, a caring uncle, and a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his children and their families. He was a kind man whose generosity to friends and family alike will be remembered for all time. He will be sorely missed.

Roger is survived by his wife Teresa; his sons, Roger Smith and wife, Renee, of Gilberts, Illinois and Matthew Smith and wife, Amber, of Fayetteville, Arkansas; his daughter Kathy Smith and husband, David Jones of Columbia, Missouri; his mother, Estelle Galloway, of Camdenton, Missouri; his sisters, Wilma Jean Leary of Blue Springs, Missouri and Jennie Lou Neeley of Camdenton, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Erin, Sarah, Castle, Ethan, Vivianne, Nathaniel, and Lydia; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Madelyn; along with eleven nieces and nephews, and a host of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wilburn Smith; his sister Connie Major and one nephew.

Services were held Tuesday, May 2, at Community Christian Church, Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment followed at Laughlin Cemetery, Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to either Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or St. Jude's Children's Hospitals.

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

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

Kathryn Marie Hilty Nikkel, 78
Kathryn Marie Hilty Nikkel, died Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Diversicare of Hutchinson, Kansas where she resided the last two months of her life. She was born October 16, 1938 near Donnellson, Iowa, the daughter of Carl and Viola Hilty.

She graduated from Versailles High School and attended Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas and graduated from the Bethel Deaconess School of Nursing in May of 1960.

She married Abraham J. Nikkel at Fortuna, Missouri that same year.

Kathryn was a professional registered nurse most of her adult life. Early in her career she worked in clinical settings. The last 20 years of her career, she served as a geriatric nurse and later as the Director of Nursing at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles, Missouri.

Kathryn was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church community where she was involved with the Women in Mission. After the death of Abe in 2003, she faced declining eyesight and other health challenges.

In 2004, she was lovingly embraced into the household of her sister, Twila and brother in-law, Homer Garber. She loved serving cookies to the little grands that visited their home, watering the flowers at the mailbox, folding church bulletins, or washing up the last dishes from the meal with her sister and brother-in-law.

Kathryn is survived by a daughter, Julie Goering and her husband, Russell, Hutchinson, Kansas; a son, James P. Nikkel, Newton, Kansas; two granddaughters and their husbands, Anna and Jamar Crable and Maggie and Adam Pounds; great grandsons, Jalen and Javion Crable, and Arlo Abraham Pounds; siblings and in-laws, Twila and Homer Garber, Versailles, Missouri, Doris Hilty, Versailles, Missouri, Chester and Mary Hilty, Dixon, Illinois; her husband’s sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends in various states.

Her husband, Abe, her daughter, Rebecca, and her parents, Carl and Viola, preceded her in death.

Funeral service were held Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Fortuna, Missouri with Pastor Dave Zapf officiating. Burial followed the service.

Memorial gifts may be made to Bethel Mennonite Church - Women In Mission, Fortuna, Missouri. 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.

Sail E. Jackman, 64
Sail E. Jackman, of Gravois Mills, Missouri passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri from complications of cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends.

Sail was born on July 2, 1952, in San Antonio, Texas, to Norman and Dorothy (O’Dell) Jackman.

On May 1, 2000 he met Bobbie Green and on December 21, 2001, they were united in marriage.

Sail was a veteran of the United States Army and also served in the Vietnam War.

In 2015, he retired from Lake City Army Ammunition Plant after many years of employment.

Sail enjoyed spending his time fishing, target practicing, having bonfire parties, spending time with family and friends and being a companion to his beloved German shepherd, Baron.

Sail was always the life of the party. He loved to laugh and have a good time. He never met a stranger and could always tell a good story. He loved listening to music but the “oldies” were definitely his favorite.

He leaves behind his wife Bobbie of the home; four children, Ryan Jackman of Grain Valley, Jessica Jackman of Independence, Connie Jackman of Blue Springs and Rachael Jackman of Saginaw, Texas; two step-children, Shane Jarman and wife Kamela of Odessa and Chanel Pope of Kansas City; a brother, Roger Jackman and wife Jeanne of Olathe, Kansas; sister-in-law, Beverly Jackman of Independence; several grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Marshall Jackman, brother, Don Jackman and sister, Janice Peek.

A celebration of Sail’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Odessa VFW Post 5675, 9642 E. Old Highway 40, Odessa, Missouri 64076.

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 in Laurie.


Luzia Henry, 87
Luzia Henry, of Jefferson City, Missouri, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 at her home in Jefferson City.

Luzia was born January 4, 1930 in Patchkau, Germany, the daughter of Joseph and Hedwig (Madry) Beck.

In 1953, Luzia was united in marriage to Henry Bator in Lancaster, New York. She was later married in 1966, to Robert Henry, Jr. in Germany.

She is survived by her sons, Roy Beck and wife, Goody, of Okeechobee, Florida, and Robert Henry III and wife, Susan, of Branson, Missouri; her daughter, Christina McDowell and husband, Rich, of Lake Ozark, Missouri; her brother Eberhard Beck of Ohio; her sister Hildegard; and fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Ronald Bator, and her sister, Annelies Beyer.

Luzia had worked in a factory in her earlier years. More recently she was employed with New Horizon in Jefferson City for over 27 years.

She was a hard worker, but always had a wonderful sense of humor and always had a joke to share. She enjoyed knitting and crochet work in her spare time.

Luzia was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Services were held Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Interment followed at Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Osage Beach.

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

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


Virginia C. Musgrave, 100
Virginia C. Musgrave, age 100, of Climax Springs, Missouri, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Lakeside Meadows in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Virginia was born October 4, 1916 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the daughter of Garland and Anna M. Shackelford.

Virginia is survived by her son, Richard Musgrave of Climax Springs; four grandchildren, Kimberly Bunton, Kelly Musgrave, Shane Musgrave, and Brent Musgrave; and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; one sister; and her son, Donald.

Virginia owned and operated Musgrave Real Estate in Lee's Summit for over 25 years. She enjoyed spending days outdoors camping, fishing and boating.

Services were held Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Faith Baptist Church in Climax Springs, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to Faith Baptist Church, P.O. Box 98, Climax Springs, MO 65324

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

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

Published 5-3-17
Michael M. Manard, 74
Michael M. Manard, of Versailles, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 in Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City, Missouri. He was born July 26, 1942 in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of Hardin B. and Lucille W. (Irvin) Manard.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Kent I. Manard, Gerald B. Manard and S. Patrick Manard.

Survivors include his wife, Diana of the home; five children, George Schillinger, Dawn Farnsworth, Michael Schillinger, John Manard and Laura Manard all of the greater Kansas City area; one grandchild; three sisters, Sandy Buckler of Weston, Missouri, Jackie Jones of Clinton, Missouri and Jill Lakey of Edwards, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.

Mike was raised in the Kansas City area. He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force. His work with computers allowed him to travel the world working on them.

He retired to Versailles, Missouri in 2010. In his spare time he enjoyed watching television, being on the computer and car races.

A memorial service was held Monday, April 24, 2017 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Daisy Marie Williams, 87
Daisy Marie Williams, of Lowry City, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She was born May 29, 1929, in Morgan County, a daughter of the late Oliver and Belle (Hess) Calton.

On May 31, 1951, in Versailles, she was united in marriage to Orvil Williams, who preceded her in death on September 15, 1995.

Marie was a member of the West Union Baptist Church in Versailles.

In the late 1960’s, Marie became a licensed foster parent, fostering nearly thirty children until her retirement.

She is survived by her sisters, Louise Calton Sidebottom of Osceola, Missouri, Donna Calton Hardwick of Tonganoxie, Kansas and Barbara Calton Meeker and husband Glen of Olathe, Kansas; children, Teresa Calton of Independence, Missouri, Beverly Chapman of Versailles, Missouri, Mary Marple of Versailles, Missouri, Roger Williams of Helena, Montana, Mitchell Stark of Versailles, Missouri and Brian Bailey of Versailles, Missouri and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Trustin Calton and Miranda Calton and her sister, Dora Merriott.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 26, at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Landon “Cap” Chapman officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. www.kidwellgarber.com
 

Published 4-26-17
Carla June Herndon, 58
Carla June Herndon, of Versailles, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born July 26, 1958, in Boonville, Missouri, the daughter of James and Dixie (Charles) Lake.

On October 21, 1989, at Opened Door Christian Fellowship in Laurie, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, James Herndon.

Carla graduated from State Fair Community College in Sedalia with an Associate’s Degree in Business.

Her passion was amateur photography. She displayed many of her photographs at local fairs for others to enjoy. She also loved gardening and traveling and camping in their motor home.

Carla was a devoted member of The Door in Laurie where she was active in the Ladies of the Door, was a volunteer at the Royal Theatre for many years and when her children were young, she was active in 4-H.

In addition to her husband, James, she is survived by her children, Curtis Cunningham and wife Racheal of Versailles, Missouri, Melissa Juarez and husband Francisco of Versailles, Missouri, Jamie Herndon of Osage Beach, Missouri and Jessie Herndon of Fair Play, Colorado; grandchildren, Johnathan, Katarynna, Tiah, Lilyahna, Rhyland, Logan, Ian, Vincent and Alexander; her father, James Lake of Versailles, Missouri; brothers, Scott Lake and wife Carolyn and Mark Lake and wife Donita all of Barnett, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dixie Lake.

A celebration of Carla’s life will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 25th, at The Door in Laurie with Pastor Jerry Piker officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Royal Theatre, P.O. Box 273, Versailles, Missouri 65084.

Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.


Earl "Butch" C. Shipman, 60
Earl "Butch" C. Shipman, son of Earl Celestal and Ruth Blankenship Shipman, was born, May 13, 1956 in Lebanon, Missouri. He passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of sixty years, ten months and thirty days.

On August 31, 1981 he was united in marriage to Cheryl Benson and to this union two children were born. Together they shared years thirty-five of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Eddie Shipman; his sister, Bonnie Sue Kuhn and sister-in-law, Sharon Shipman.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Shipman of the home; his daughter, Heather Dean of Eldon, Missouri; his son, Heath Shipman of Columbia, Missouri; two grandchildren, James Strickland and Adenia Love; one great-granddaughter, Hadleigh Strickland; four siblings, Linda Starr and husband Danny of Camdenton, Missouri, Ellen Bradley and husband Rick of Montreal, Missouri, Fred Shipman and wife Peggy of Linn Creek, Missouri and Bill Shipman of Macks Creek, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Butch was raised in the Linn Creek area. He had spent many years building boat docks and later worked as a carpenter. God had blessed him with a special talent through his carpentry.

In his spare time, he enjoyed getting out and riding his motorcycle and his horses. He loved hunting, fishing and playing pool. The time he treasured the most though, was time spent with his family and friends.

Butch has blessed his family with many fond memories. He was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother and uncle.

A memorial visitation was held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, 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 of Camdenton, Missouri.


Gertrude Aleen (Cox) Jackson, 88
Gertrude Aleen (Cox) Jackson, of Raytown, Missouri, passed away April 14, 2017 at home. Gertrude was born April 24, 1928 in Versailles, Missouri to Sherman and Sylvia Cox. She lived in Kansas City and Greenfield, Missouri most of her life.

As a child, she grew up in Versailles, Missouri and graduated from Versailles High School.

Gertrude’s greatest joys were her family and friends, her flower gardens, holidays and traveling around the U.S. with her husband.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Francis, Grace, Helen and Lorine “Dimples” and brothers, Bill, James, Sherman “Lester” and Lawrence.

Survivors include her loving husband, James Howard Jackson; sister, Jean Kopp; daughters, Barbara Hogue, Janet Rice and Gayle Brotherton; sons, James F. Jackson and Charles H. Jackson; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Services were held Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. (207 N. Monroe) Burial followed in Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Donna Mae Spor, 80
Donna Mae Spor, 80, of New Cambria, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 in her home. She was born January 2, 1937 in Bunceton, Missouri, a daughter of John and Laura Francis (Williams) Arnold.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Curtis Doyel; two brothers, Billy Arnold and Darrell Arnold and a sister, Sharon Wilde.

Survivors include two sons, Steve Doyel and Mike Doyel both of Tipton, Missouri; a daughter, Rhonda Lusby and husband Keith of New Cambria, Missouri; ten grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two brothers, Glen Arnold and wife Susan of Oak Grove, Missouri and Wray Arnold and wife Carmie of Independence, Missouri; two sisters, Brenda Chunning and husband Rick of Buckner, Missouri and Deenie Wilkes and husband Dennis of Independence, Missouri; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.

Donna was raised in Bunceton, Missouri and lived in Kansas City and Tipton, Missouri most of her life. In her spare time, she enjoyed fishing and dancing.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Roy Allen Simpson, 72
Roy Allen Simpson, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri. He was born July 3, 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of Roy Herman and Willie Mae (Johnson) Simpson.

On November 18, 1962 n Miami, Oklahoma, he was united in marriage to Tobi Ann Tavernaro. Together they shared the past fifty-four years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Norma Jean Young.

Survivors include his wife, Tobi Simpson of the home; two sons, Ben Simpson and spouse, Marlo of Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Kenneth Simpson and souse, Brad Johnson of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; two grandsons, Benedetto Simpson and Cooper Simpson and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Roy was raised in Kansas City and made his home in Raytown, Missouri. He and Tobi retired to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1995. He owned and operated Excel Sales in Raytown which specialized in machinery.

He later established Excel Sales in Sunrise Beach which offered flags and statuary. He was affectionately known as the Flag Man. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Laurie.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Ozarks Kat and K9 Shelter.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Published 4-19-17
James Edward Davenport, 74
James Edward Davenport, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 in his daughter’s home. He was born June 30, 1942 in Eldon, Missouri, a son of the late Charles Edward and Berbia Mae (Huff) Davenport.

He was married to Mary Vernie Speed. She preceded him in death on March 18, 2017.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Evelyn Sue Davenport.

Survivors include three children from a previous marriage; seven step-children; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three brothers, Herschel Davenport and David Davenport and wife Patt all of St. Joseph, Missouri and Charles Davenport of Versailles, Missouri; two sisters, Sandra McKenzie and husband Walt and Ruby Davenport all of Versailles, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.

James was raised in Versailles and was a graduate of Versailles High School in the class of 1960. He served his country proudly in the United State Marine Corp during the Vietnam War, where he was awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded. He was honorably discharged after sixteen years of faithful service. He then began a career and an over-the-road truck driver. He retired to Oklahoma City in 2011.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Jimmy Edward Easley, 68
Jimmy Edward Easley, of Gravois Mills, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017, in his home, surrounded with the love of his family. He was born January 20, 1949, in Gurdon, Arkansas, a son of the late Connie and Bell (Hammonds) Easley.

He was united in marriage to Vicky Renee’ Wagner on July 29, 1998, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She preceded him in death on August 12, 2016.

Jimmy was a veteran of the United States Army, who served as a Ranger under Special Forces during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with two stars, Parachuting Badge, as well as, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 device.

He spent time working in a variety of trades, including machinist, stay-at-home dad, and farming. He was a philosopher who had many hobbies including, candle making, wood working, and glass blowing.

He received a degree at VoTech Community College and continued his studies in business at Henderson State University.

Jimmy was a beloved father, grandfather, husband, uncle, and friend.

He is survived by his daughters, Ginger Hickman and husband Michael of Fairview Heights, Illinois and Dana Burchell and husband Jason of Springfield, Missouri; his son, Shawn E. Tennison and wife Careen of Springfield, Missouri; grandchildren, Angelina Hickman, Seth Hickman, Angela Hagerman, Emily Hagerman and Matthew Hagerman; sisters, Mae Randalls of Midfield, Texas and Loice Kliem of Blessing, Texas and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many other family and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Easley, sister, Opal Talley and a grandson, Corey Hickman.

Graveside services and inurnment was held Friday, April 14, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Fort Leonard where he will be laid to rest, with full military honors, beside his wife. A repass will directly follow the ceremony.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus. 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


James Taylor Chuculate, 92
James Taylor Chuculate, son of Moses Buffington and Mary Cordelia Taylor Chuculate, was born, October 29, 1924 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He passed away April 9, 2017 at the age of 92 years and 5 months.

On June 5, 1943 in Leavenworth County, Kansas, he was united in marriage to Louise Adair. Together they shared 62 years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise; his parents; a brother, Odell; a sister, Ora Lee Chuculate Woods; a step-brother, Grady Chuculate; two sons, James Taylor Chuculate, II, and Charles Adair Chuculate; one grandson, James Chuculate, III, and two sons-in-law, Michael Lafferty and Larry Porter.

Survivors include: four daughters: Lee Anna Mitchell (Bruce), Camdenton, Missouri; Sandra Porter, Phillipsburg, New Jersey; Barbara Lafferty, Camdenton, Missouri; Margaret Shoup (Vernon), Centennial, Colorado; and six grandchildren: Rachel Porter, Phillipsburg, New Jersey; Scott Mitchell (Jisun), San Diego, California; Chris Mitchell (Beth), Brooklyn, New York; Melissa Arnie (Nigel), Pasadena, Maryland; Eric Shoup (Sara), Waco, Texas; Ryan Shoup (Elisa), Aurora, Colorado; and five great-grandchildren: Sophia Louise Marquez of Phillipsburg, New Jersey; Alice Lee and Walter Lee Mitchell of San Diego, California, Wyatt Abram Shoup of Waco, TX, James Arthur Mitchell of Brooklyn, NY, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

James was a member of the Cherokee tribe, Wolf clan. As a child he attended Seneca Indian School near Wyandotte, OK and graduated from Chilocco Indian School in Chilocco, OK in 1940.

James served his country in military service from 1942 – 1946, first in the Signal Corps, then as a pilot in the Army Air Forces.

He was a proud alumnus of University of Kansas, graduating with a B.S in Business and Accounting in June, 1949.

James worked for Dun and Bradstreet in Kansas City, Missouri and Wichita, Kansas and for the Federal Small Business Administration in Des Moines, IA, Washington, D.C. and Denver, Colorado. He was Chief of the Financial Division of the six state region 8 of SBA when he retired in 1985.

In his spare time, he enjoyed playing poker, golfing, and reading books about world and U.S. history. He spent many hours researching genealogy, creating a database for his family and other relatives. He loved spending time with his family.

James was a loving and generous husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle and a caring friend and neighbor. N

We celebrate his life and his accomplishments and will treasure the memories he created for his family and friends. His positive outlook and gentle spirit were his greatest gifts. He will be dearly missed by family and friends, but never forgotten.

In lieu of a visitation and funeral, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

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


Manix Layne Schmidt, 29
Manix Layne Schmidt, of Tipton, Missouri, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 in Tipton. He was born September 17, 1987 in Columbia, Missouri, a son of Charles William and Glenda Marie (Bolin) Schmidt.

His mother, Glenda, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his father, Charles Schmidt of Tipton, Missouri; two brothers, Lance Wayne Schmidt of Lebanon, Missouri and Dennis Allan Schmidt and wife Jamie of Eldon, Missouri; a sister, Katie Lynn Campbell and husband David of Sturgeon, Missouri; four nephews, Chase A. Campbell, Adam B. Campbell, Ethan W. Schmidt and Logan D. Schmidt and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Manix lived in Tipton most of his life where he worked as a plumber. He was a graduate of Tipton High school. He served his country proudly in the United States Army until he received a medical discharge.

In his free time he loved to go rock hunting and fishing. Most of all, he enjoyed his dog, Wiggs.

No formal funeral services will be held.

Memorial donations may be made to Special Olympics.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Jacqueline Rae Owens Harris- Crow, 35
Jacqueline Rae Owens Harris- Crow, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away at her home on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Jacqueline was born July 14, 1981 in Page, Arizona the daughter of Irene & Noble Harris of Page, AZ and the late William Eugene “Gene” Owens of Camdenton, MO.

She was united in marriage Sept 22, 2004 to James Crow in Camdenton, MO.

Jacqueline worked for Sonic in Camdenton, MO. She loved to fish, being outdoors, loved music and motorcycles. Her greatest joy and passion in life was her children.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Surviving are her children Keith Edelman and Kendra Crow both of Camdenton, MO and husband James Crow of Camdenton, MO; her mom Irene and daddy Noble Harris of Page, AZ, one sister Dusty (Jeremy) Kocjan, niece Kenzie Kocjan of Page, AZ, Grandmother; Lois Fields of Hartville, MO, Aunt Anna Denny of Camdenton, MO, Uncle Danny Langston of Hartville, MO; Grandparents Frank and Sylvia Hall of Reserve, NM; along with many other relatives and friends.

Jacqueline was preceded in death by her father William Eugene “Gene” Owens.

Services were held Friday, April 14, 2017, at Potters House in Camdenton, Missouri.

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

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

Irene Z. Stauffer, 57
Irene Z. Stauffer, 57 years, seven months and 24 days, of Barnett, Missouri, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017. She was born August 19, 1959 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Daniel and the late Emma S. Zimmerman.

She married Lester B. Stauffer, who survives of the home, on March 4, 1982 in Morgan County, Missouri.

She was a member of Hopewell Mennonite Church near Barnett.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her father, Daniel and step-mother, Ada Zimmerman of Barnett, Missouri; six sons, Clair and Kathryn of Spencer, Tennessee, Eugene and Mabel of Barnett, Missouri, Marlin and Alma of Barnett, Missouri, Glen and Annie of Versailles, Missouri, Elvin and Anna Mary of Barnett, Missouri and David Lee of the home; a daughter, Regina of the home; two brothers, Edward and Ruth Ann Zimmerman of Emden, Missouri and Ruben and Nora Zimmerman of Barnett, Missouri; two sisters, Esther married Lewis Hoover of Latham, Missouri and Ruth married Raymond Shirk, Jr. of Barnett, Missouri; two step-brothers, Elvin and Lovina Zimmerman of Spencer, Tennessee and Curvin and Lowella Zimmerman of Barnett, Missouri; five step-sisters, Emma married Alvin Weaver of Barnett, Missouri, Lena married Edwin Zimmerman of Versailles, Missouri, Esther married Abel Leinbach of Versailles, Missouri, Ada Mae married John David Shirk of Barnett, Missouri and Mabel married Irvin Martin, Jr. of Barnett, Missouri; twenty-three grandchildren and a host of other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Emma and a step-sister, Annette (Mrs. Earl) Leinbach.

Funeral services were be held Monday, April 17, 2017 in the family home and 9:30 a.m. in the Hopewell Mennonite Church with Raymond Shirk, Curvin Zimmerman, Raymond Stauffer and Leonard Martin officiating.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Hoover, Lamar Zimmerman, Ivan Shirk, James Stauffer, Vernon Stauffer and Noah Stauffer. Interment will be in the Hopewell Mennonite Cemetery.

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

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

Published 4-12-17
Monty Leon Skinner, 54
Monty Leon Skinner, of Macks Creek, Missouri, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by family.

Monty was born March 17, 1963 in Macks Creek, Missouri, the son of Leon and Beverly (Montgomery) Skinner.

On August 5, 1989, in Camdenton, Missouri, Monty was united in marriage to Kay Stoner. They shared over 27 years together at the time of his death.

Monty was saved at a young age and was a member of Mission Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. He knew the Lord, the word of God, and where he would spend his eternity.

Monty worked for the Missouri Department of Conservation which he loved dearly. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchild. He was a father to many children who were in and out of his home for many years.

Monty was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, loving son, and a caring brother, neighbor and friend. He will be missed sorely by those who knew and loved him.

Monty is survived by his wife, Kay, of the home; his sons, Richard Eidson of Linn Creek, Logan Skinner and wife, Kendra, of Springfield; his daughters, Crissy Hufferd and husband, Rich, of Macks Creek and Charlee Skinner of Wheatland; his brothers, Darrin Skinner of Camdenton, and Jr Skinner of Macks Creek; and his sister Karen King of Hermitage; twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild; his parents Leon and Beverly Skinner; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his Uncle Johnny.

Services for Monty were held Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Macks Creek, Missouri with Brother Gary Conway officiating.

Interment was at Stanton Chapel Cemetery in Macks Creek, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus.

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

Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Macks Creek, Missouri.


Mary “Lou” Harper, 78

Mary “Lou” Harper, of Laurie, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. She was born April 24, 1938, in Crocker, Missouri, the daughter of the late Herman and Jennie May (Turner) Jones.

On June 17, 1972, in Crocker, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Lile Harper.

Lou was a member of the Crocker Presbyterian Church and the Lady Elks Auxiliary #2705 in Laurie.

She enjoyed spending her spare time bowling, crocheting and flower gardening.

In addition to her husband, Lile, she is survived by her children, Bobbie Jo Wallace and husband Rod of Salem, Oregon, Jack Richard Elliott and wife Ginger of Tucson, Arizona, Joe Elliott and wife Teresa of Camdenton, Missouri, Melvin Harper and wife Jill of Republic, Missouri and Sharron Kennedy of Fair Play, Missouri; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Phillip Jones and a granddaughter, Jamie Decker.

A celebration of Lou’s life was held Thursday, April 6, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Laurie with Pastor Nick Stutesman officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to CMH Hospice, 1500 N. Oakland, Bolivar, Missouri 65613.

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 Laurie.


Matthew Troy Marriott, 46
Matthew Troy Marriott, of Sedalia, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas. He was born September 3, 1970, in Sedalia, Missouri, the son of the late William J. and Bonnie L. (Laughlin) Marriott.

Matthew worked as a welder at DeLong’s for many years. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and laughing with friends. Matthew was known to his family and friends for his practical jokes, stubborn personality, and tender heart.

He is survived by his four children, Amber Yeager of Sedalia, Missouri, Laura Thompson of Laurie, Missouri, Trenady Marriott and Ariana Marriott of the home; a sister Rita G Marriott of Warsaw, Missouri; a brother William M Marriott of Olathe, Kansas; and 3 grandchildren, Brayton, Lainey, and Enton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Bonnie Marriott; and sister, Renee Wood.

Private family graveside services and inurnment will be held at a later date at the Versailles Cemetery. 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.


Francisus J. "Frank" Baldwin, 84
Francisus J. "Frank" Baldwin, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at his home in Osage Beach.

Frank was born November 12, 1932 in Tillburg, Holland. He was the son of Benedictus and Cornelia (Beaard) Baldwin, and had several brothers and sisters.

On May 16, 1959 in Toronto, Canada, Frank was united in marriage to Gertrude “Gert” Mayer, who preceded him in death on October 23, 2015. They had shared 56 years of marriage together at the time of Gert’s death.

Frank was employed with Brown Shoe Company as an award winning master shoe designer. He had an enormous passion for life and unstoppable energy and drive. His perfectionist mindset drove him to do any job to the highest level possible. Frank had an unconditional love for people, and would light up any room with his amazing smile. He loved living at Lake of the Ozarks and the people he became friends with.

Frank is survived by his sons, Buckley Baldwin and Edwin Baldwin, both of Glen Allen, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife Gert, who he lovely called Sunshine.

Services were held Monday, April 10, 2017 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri

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

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


Ronald Alan McKenzie, 82
Ronald Alan McKenzie, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in E.W. Thompson Health and Rehab Center, Sedalia, Missouri. He was born February 27, 1935 in Kansas City, Kansas a son of the late James Alan and Esther (Steinmier) McKenzie.

On August 24, 1957 in Lafayette, California, he was united in marriage to Doral Ann Hansen and to this union four children were born. Together they shared fifty-seven years of marriage until her passing on July 8, 2015.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a son, Scott McKenzie and a granddaughter, Keisha Wallace.

Survivors include his daughter, Vicki Wallace of Sedalia, Missouri; two sons, Mike McKenzie of Desloge, Missouri and Rick McKenzie of San Antonio, Texas; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, James G. McKenzie of Russellville, Arkansas and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Ron was raised in the Kansas City area. He served his country proudly in the United State Navy Reserves. He moved to California where he met and married Ann. They made their home in Kansas City and later lived in Arkansas and settled in Sunrise Beach, Missouri. He worked as a general contractor.

Funeral services were held at Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Inurnment will be in Garber Memorial Estates

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Shirley (Johnson) Rumans, 94
Shirley (Johnson) Rumans, of Owensville, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, at the Victorian Place in Owensville. She was born March 2, 1923, in San Bernardino, California, the daughter of the late Harry T. and Dodie O. (McWilliams) Johnson.

On September 23, 1946, in Laurie, she was united in marriage to Ben Joe Rumans, who preceded her in death on May 26, 2006.

Shirley was a veteran of the Women’s Army Corps having served in World War II.

Her favorite hobbies included fishing and flower gardening, but most of all, she loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandson.

She is survived by her daughters, Holly Parrish and husband Deryl of Bolivar, Missouri and Mindy Peters and husband Bill of Owensville, Missouri; grandchildren, Melissa Lansdown and husband Kenny, Rick Scholten and wife Amanda and Joshua Rogers and wife Rachel; great-grandchildren, Jessica Yorgi and husband Morgan, Asa Scholten, Tara Rogers and Jacob Rogers and great-great-grandson, Grayson Lansdown.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Kayla Wooten.

Graveside services and interment was held Monday, April 10, at the Ozark Chapel Cemetery in Laurie with James Batten officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 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 Laurie.

Published 4-5-17
Gary W. Jenkins, 68
Gary W. Jenkins, of rural Stover, MO, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in rural Pettis County, as the result of a work related accident.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Mt. Zion Christian Church in Dunksburg with Charles Brant officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Mt. Zion Cemetery in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com

Born December 22, 1948 in Sedalia, he was the son of the late Ethan Thomas Jenkins and Elsie Thompson Jenkins. He was raised in the rural Sweet Springs area where he was a 1966 graduate of Sweet Springs High School and a member of Mt. Zion Christian Church in Dunksburg.

Gary lived in the rural Stover area since the 1980’s where he owned and operated Jenkins Tree Service for many years.

Survivors include one brother, Kenneth Jenkins of Maplesville, AL; one sister, Barbara Jenkins of Damariscotta, ME; two nieces, Vicki Siegel and husband Keith, and Kellie Brackner; one great-niece, Rachel Siegel; three great-nephews, Jacob Siegel, Jason Brackner, and Kyle Brackner; his soul-mate, Becky Kerr of the home; her three children, Dana Kerr, Michael Kerr and wife Sara, and Curtis Kerr and wife Katlyn; five grandchildren: Kali, Allyson, Addison, Sage, and Jonathon.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister in infancy, Connie Lou Jenkins; and one nephew, Kevin Eckhoff.


Robert Newton Wilson, 87
Robert Newton Wilson, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Landmark Hospital in Columbia. He was born November 15, 1929, a son of the late James Robert and Mary Margaret (Hill) Wilson.

Robert was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served in the Korean Conflict. In 1954, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Airman 3rd Class.

He worked in aerospace mechanics as a welder and was employed at Boeing and McDonnell Douglas while living in California. In Versailles, he was employed at Walmart and worked in the maintenance department at Dixon Ticonderoga for many years until his retirement.

Robert enjoyed mechanic work and restoring cars, therefore, earning his nickname, “Spark Plug”. He loved spending his retirement fishing and living in his favorite state, Missouri.

Robert was a member of the West Union Baptist Church and the VFW Post in Versailles.

He is survived by his sons, Robert James Wilson and wife Robyn of Eyota, Minnesota and Ronald Ray Wilson of the state of California; daughters, Barbara Jean Valentine of Eldon, Missouri and Deanna Lynn Johanson of Versailles, Missouri; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his sister, Mary Margaret Bellamy of Versailles, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Cecil Wilson, Ed Wilson and Earl Wilson and his sisters, Nadine Jeffries, Clara Foxworthy and Nellie Kendall.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 3, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Chad Courter officiating. Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home, P.O. Box 26, Versailles, Missouri 65084, to assist the family with expenses. 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.


Shirley Ann Rooffener, 78
Shirley Ann Rooffener, daughter of Carl and Irene Clark Webster, was born November 6, 1938. She passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Shirley was preceded in death by her best friend and loving husband Gene Rooffener; her parents, Carl and Irene Webster; her granddaughter, Shannon Bailey and her sister, Hazel Layman.

She is survived by her children, Sherry Pope and husband Glenn of Eldridge, Missouri, Sharon Arnold and husband Stephen of Camdenton, Missouri, Sheryl McGuire of Lebanon, Missouri, Marvin Rooffener and wife MeKala of Owensville, Missouri and Stefanie Girard and husband Mark of Camdenton, Missouri; her grandchildren, Shirley Carpenter, Jessica Goebel, Zachary Arnold, Courtney Arnold, Clay Arnold, Logan McGuire, Cody Rogers, Tyler Rooffener, Kyle Rooffener and Dylan Girard; nine great-grandchildren; and her sister, Judy Webster of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

Shirley had many friends and was loved by all who knew her.

On May 27, 1956 she was married to Gene Rooffener. Together they shared thirty-five years wonderful years of marriage.

Shirley was a great mother, grandmother and friend. She will be deeply missed, but we find comfort in knowing we will see her again.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Camdenton, Missouri.

Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com

Memorial donations may be made to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery and left at the funeral home.

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


Martha Geneva Drake, 100

Martha Geneva Drake was born October 22, 1916, near Stover, Missouri, the daughter of the late John and Martha Messersmith Moss. She passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 in her home, Eldon, Missouri.

Geneva was united in marriage to Cecil Harold Drake on January 14, 1929. He preceded her in death on December 30, 1976.

Geneva and her husband loved to fish, and enjoyed visiting and playing card games with family and friends. She enjoyed raising a large garden, canning vegetables and making jelly from raspberries and blackberries that grew in her garden.

She was an excellent seamstress, and loved to piece and hand quilted many beautiful quilts, for her family. Geneva came from a large family, and enjoyed traveling so she was able to spend time visiting with family and friends.

Geneva was a member of the Christian Church, Versailles, Missouri.

Geneva is survived by her daughter, Janet Davidsmeyer and husband Dennis of Eldon, Missouri; her sister, Irene Albin of Tipton, Missouri; her brother, Bill Moss and wife Martha of Tipton, Missouri; her grandchildren, Vicky and David Scott of Columbia, Missouri, Craig and Christy Jo Marriott of Eldon, Missouri, Stephenee and Bryan Wyatt of Lake Ozark, Missouri, Sandy and Trey Miller of O’Fallon, Illinois and Jenny Slack of Florissant, Missouri; seventeen great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to her husband and parents, Gevena was preceded in death by her sisters, Mollie Shaw, Ella White, Hazel Brown, Edith Terhune and her brothers, Jim and Tom Moss.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. Burial followed in Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Dennis Joseph Weber, 69
Dennis Joseph Weber, of Eldon, MO, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, March 25, 2017, after a short battle with cancer.

Dennis was born on June 26, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, MO. Dennis was preceded in death by his father Joseph Weber and mother Leola (Mecker) Weber Meyer, his stepfather G.L. Meyer and his brothers Robert and James Weber.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Myra Ann Weber, whom he married on July 1, 1967.Surviving are three children; BrianWeber of Lake Ozark, MO, Jennifer Weber of Dallas, TX and Michael Weber of Los Angeles, CA.

In addition, Dennis is survived by two grandchildren; Dalton Weber of Naperville, IL and Katie Weber of Dallas, TX, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Dennis was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville, MO. He was a graduate of Perryville High School where he played football for the Perryville Pirates, and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps shortly thereafter. He served four years as a Marine. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Marines never left him, as friends and family will attest.

As a child, he learned to work on cars from his stepfather, who formed the Meyer Bus Line of Perryville, MO. Dennis used his skillset to become a mechanic and later worked for Mac Tools in Missouri and Illinois as a sales representative.

He later worked for Matco Tools as a District Manager. His success in business can be directly attributed to his strong work ethic and his natural mechanical ability. His attention to detail was legendary.

Dennis was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Lake Ozark, MO. He was an active hunter and fisherman and enjoyed traveling. He also enjoyed designing and building custom homes as a hobby.

A celebration of his life was held at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Lake Ozark, MO on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

The memorial service was officiated by Pastor Ron.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Kings Kids Academy or Christ the King Building Fund, 1700 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Lake Ozark, MO 65049.

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

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


Charles R. Martin, 75
Charles R. Martin, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Charles was born February 28, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was the son of Ray and Ethel (Luff) Martin.

On September 8, 1961, in Kansas City, Missouri, Charles was united in marriage to Rita Garner. They shared over 55 years together at the time of his death.

Charles owned Martin Sporting Goods Store in Kansas City earlier in his life. He was a career truck driver and was a member of the Teamsters Union.

He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting and enjoyed working in taxidermy. Charles was known to be a handyman who could fix almost anything.

Charles was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, and a caring brother, neighbor and friend. He will be missed sorely by those who knew and loved him.

Charles is survived by his wife, Rita, of the home; his son, Robert Martin and partner, Martin Backhauss, of Oakland, California; his daughter, Trish Creach and husband, Cary, of Macks Creek, Missouri; his brothers, Cliff Rodery and wife, Janett, of St. Louis, Missouri, and Jim Martin and wife, Bev, of Trenton, Missouri; his sister, Betty Greenburg, of Phoenix, Arizona; and two grandchildren, Kylee Creach and Charlie Creach.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Ethel Martin; his daughter Kathy Martin; and his brother, Ed Martin.

A Celebration of Life will be held later during the summer months.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Camdenton Senior Center, PO Box 207, Camdenton, MO 65020 or in person 594 Old South 5, Camdenton, MO

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

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

 

Published 3-29-17
James Arron Capps, 46
James Arron Capps, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at his home. He was born February 23, 1971, in Mountain View, Missouri, the son of Jimmy L. and Kathryn (Kinder) Capps.

James worked in construction most of his life. In his spare time, he enjoyed listening to music and drawing cartoons. James was known for his quirky sense of humor, a vast knowledge of trivia and his storytelling. James graduated from Flour Bluff High School in Flour Bluff, Texas in 1989.

He is survived by his parents, Jimmy and Kathryn Capps of Versailles; his sons, Thurston James Capps and Walter Capps; his grandmother, Lula Capps of Versailles; his girlfriend, Angie Palmerin of the home and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Angie Capps Tinnin.

A celebration of James’ life was held Friday, March 24, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Private family graveside services and inurnment will be held at a later date in the Versailles Cemetery.

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.


Glen Alen Sanderson, 75
Glen Alen Sanderson, of Versailles, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, at his home. He was born February 14, 1940, in Holton, Kansas, the son of the late Frank J. and Alice M. Sanderson.

He graduated from Holton High School, served in the United States Army and retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Topeka, Kansas. He enjoyed the maintenance work he did at the Eldon Church of the Nazarene where he was a member.

Glen and Peggy (Margaret) were united in marriage on December 17, 1966.

He was preceded in death by his brother, John Sanderson and a sister, Anna Owrey. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; daughter, Kristi Sanderson; son, Eric Sanderson and his children, Holden, Esther and Ashton; son, Dean Sanderson and sisters, Ruth Burns, Mary Ray and Faye Sanderson.

A celebration of Glen’s life will be held Friday, March 31, at the Eldon Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Jerry Frye officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Friday, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Eldon Church of the Nazarene, 1024 East Lawson Avenue, Eldon, Missouri 65026 where funds will be used toward special repair projects at the church.

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.


Viola Jane Hicks, 70
Viola Jane Hicks, of Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born February 5, 1947, a daughter of the late Hiram E. and Alma Lorene (Monteer) Woods.

She was united in marriage to Ronald Bowen who preceded her in death on May 16, 1964. Later, she married Ronald Morgan and together they had a daughter, Ronda. He preceded her in death in May of 1972. She later married Donnie Hicks and they had a son, Randy.

Jane was employed at Fasco in Eldon for fourteen years until her retirement.

She attended the Family Worship Center in Versailles.

Jane loved her family and treasured the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and sisters.

She is survived by her children, Ronda (Jason) Chappell and their children, Jacob, Mason and Morgan and Randy (Molly) Hicks and their children, Zachary, Tres, Kenzi and Lexi all of Laurie, Missouri; her sisters, Mary Lou Silvey of Jefferson City, Missouri, Shirley (Darrell) Akin of Rowlett, Texas, Judy (Gary) Dunnaway of Laurie, Missouri, Melva Stevens of Independence, Missouri, Brenda (Danny) Owsley of Versailles, Missouri and Lisa (Mark) Lacer of Forest Hill, Missouri and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kimberly Dawn Woods.

A celebration of Jane’s life was held Thursday, March 23, at the Family Worship Center in Versailles with Reverend Danny Owsley officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Laurel Oaks Cemetery in Windsor, Missouri.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home, P.O. Box 26, Versailles, Missouri 65084, to assist the family with expenses. 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.

Phillip Guy Whitworth, 61
Phillip Guy Whitworth, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 in his home. He was born September 18, 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of Robert and Charlotte (Tomlin) Whitworth.

On March 26, 2008, he was united in marriage to Shawn Anytra Creek.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Whitworth; a son, Ryan Whitworth and a brother, Bobby Whitworth.

Survivors include his wife, Shawn Whitworth; two sons, David Whitworth and wife Erin of Lexington, South Carolina and Paul Whitworth of Raymore, Missouri; a grandson, Ryan Whitworth; his mother, Charlotte Whitworth of Shawnee, Kansas; a brother, Jim Whitworth and wife Kate of Roland Park, Kansas; three sisters, Gail Christopherson and Glenda Christopherson and husband Eric all of Raymore, Missouri and Gwen Whitworth of Shawnee, Kansas; nieces and nephews, Kathy, Phillip, Lauren, Sara, Cole, Collin and Christin and a host of other relatives and friends.

Phil was raised in Kansas City and was a graduate of Ruskin High School in the class of 1973. He worked for Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies and retired after thirty-one years as a security guard and a member of the company SWAT team.

In his retirement, he worked for Smith Brothers Hardware in Raymore. He and Shawn retired to the Lake of the Ozarks five years ago. He was a member of Walk on the Water Faith Church.

A memorial service was held Friday, March 24, 2017 in Walk on the Water Faith Church, Osage Beach.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus, 4681 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065.

Online condolences may be made at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Freda G. Laughhunn, 85
Freda G. Laughhunn, of Creve Coeur, Illinois, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.

She was born on February 11, 1932, in Camden County, Missouri, the daughter of Willie and Velma Green Patterson.

She married James Laughhunn on May 1, 1959, in Peoria and he passed away on September 18, 2012, in Washington, Illinois.

Surviving are one daughter Rhonda (Mike) McCauley, one grandson Evan and one granddaughter Brette all of Washington, Illinois. Also surviving are one brother Joe (Marybelle) Patterson of Horton, Kansas and one sister Billie Hibdon of Gravois Mills, Missouri. Two brothers and four sisters also preceded her in death.

She was a custodian for Creve Coeur School District 76 for several years, retiring in 1990.

Graveside services and interment was held Saturday, March 25, at the Versailles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. 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.
 

Published 3-22-17
Mary Ann Bogle, 70
M Ellen Roe Goethe, 75 Ellen Roe Goethe, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri. She was born June 6, 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri the daughter of the late Edward Campbell and Ellen Louise (Roe) MacKenzie.

Ellen was raised in the Kansas City area and worked for a doctor’s office and later owned and managed property. She retired to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2001. In her spare time, she loved gardening.

She was baptized into the Catholic Church.

Survivors include her son, Billy Goethe of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; two granddaughters, Mariah Goldsmith of Waco, Texas and Jessica Goethe of Spartanburg, South Carolina and many friends made throughout the years.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 17, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Burial followed in Garber Memorial Estates.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Lloyd Ray Sorrell, 67
Lloyd Ray Sorrell, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 in Camdenton.

On May 3, 1991, Lloyd was united in marriage to Joy Ann (Berry) Neustadt, and together they have shared twenty-five years.
His parents; and a son, Donald Berry, preceded Lloyd in death.

He is survived by his wife, Joy, of the home; three sons, Martin Sorrell, of San Diego, California, Garrett Berry and wife Monica, of Roy, Utah, and Curtis Berry and wife Corina, of Sierra Vista, Arizona; five grandchildren, Marisa, Josiah, Abigail, Alex, and Sarah; two brothers, Ralph Sorrell and wife Cathy, of Macks Creek, and Paul Sorrell and wife Patricia, of Camdenton; a number of nieces, nephews, as well as a host of other relatives and many friends.

Lloyd moved to Climax Springs in 1958 and was a graduate of Camdenton High School in the Class of 1969. He entered into the United States Navy where he served on an aircraft destroyer as a Parachute Rigger during Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1973.

In 1989, Lloyd started his career at the Department of Natural Resources in the Parks Department and retired after many years of service. He later spent time working in heating and cooling and also worked at the Executive Center until his passing. Lloyd was an avid bow hunter and was active in the Lebanon Area Bow Hunters and participated in the Central Missouri Archery League.

Lloyd had accepted Christ as his Savior and was a member at The Potters House. He was actively involved in Men’s Prayer Group, Missions and Memories, and helped lead Archery Clinics at the Sonshine Camp.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 18, 2017 in The Potters House of Camdenton.

Burial followed in Laughlin Cemetery, Camdenton, Missouri. Memorial donations may be made to Missions and Memories or Medical Missions for Christ.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton. Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com

John Rueben Dirck, Jr., 73
John Rueben Dirck, Jr., of of Versailles, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 in his home. He was born August 29, 1943 in Sedalia, Missouri, a son of the late John Ruben, Sr. and Virginia Lee (Thomas) Dirck.

On December 20, 1963 in Warrensburg, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Jacqueline Ann White. Together they shared the past fifty-three years of marriage. He was a graduate of Sedalia Smith-Cotton High School where he and his father were in the Civil Air Patrol. He owned a carpet cleaning business, worked at Cash Hardware in Sedalia for twenty-eight years and retired from Barnes Distribution.

In his spare time, he enjoyed playing guitar and fishing. He enjoyed barbecuing and could fix most anything.
John was a member of West Union Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Delia Marie Dirck and a sister, Lura Lee Jobe.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Dirck; a son Eric Dirck and significant other Amy Haling of Sedalia, Missouri; a daughter, Kimberly Grinstead and significant other Dewayne Haslag of Holts Summit, Missouri; two granddaughters, Zoe Dirck and Samantha Limback; three great-grandchildren, Alexa, Aaron and Jude and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

A memorial service was held Monday, March 20, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Private burial will be at a later date in Mt. Herman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus or Sedalia Animal Shelter.

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

Blaine N. Silvey, 79
Blaine N. Silvey, of of Springfield, Missouri, formerly of Versailles, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. He was born March 13, 1938, in Versailles, a son of the late Lester O. and Mary (Barnes) Silvey. On August 31, 1956, in Versailles, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Gladys Silvey.

Blaine was employed at Boeing in Kansas and then moved to Versailles where he worked as a sewing machine repairman at the Tweedie Factory. He drove a propane truck for Morgan County Gas and then for Jack Wood in Versailles.

Blaine was employed at Frigid Foods where he sold freezer plans. In 1972, he purchased a Skelly Jobbership and later added and an additional Jobbership in Tipton. In 1979, Blaine went into the real estate business, working as a realtor for thirty-one years.

He became a Christian on November 6, 1966. Blaine was a charter member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Versailles, served as Sunday school teacher and deacon at the Versailles First Baptist Church and was currently a member of the First Baptist Church in Ozark, Missouri.
He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club.

Blaine loved to travel and sell real estate. He also enjoyed buying and selling classic cars. In addition to his wife, Gladys, he is survived by his children, Debbie Silvey Hayworth and husband Blake of Ozark, Missouri, David Silvey and wife Denise of Springfield, Missouri and Sandra Brown and husband Timothy of Springfield, Missouri; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rena Mae Silvey and his brothers, Donald Silvey, Gilbert Silvey and Robert Silvey.

Graveside services and interment was held Tuesday, March 21, at the Versailles Cemetery. A celebration of Blaine’s life was held with Reverend Blake Hayworth and Dr. Phillip Burden officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3645 South Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65807 or to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1400 West Jackson Street, Ozark, Missouri 65720.

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.
 

Published 3-15-17
Mary Ann Bogle, 70
Mary Ann Bogle, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away at 10:50 p.m., Monday, February 20, 2017 in her home. She was born August 16, 1946 in Independence, Missouri, a daughter of Dave E. and Loretta (Hoban) Simon.

Mary worked as a manager of an auto parts company. She enjoyed bowling and sports. She was a caring person who was always willing to help and support charities.

She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church of Laurie.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her significant other, Jo-Jo Sheridan of the home; a step-son, Mark Bogle and wife Marie; a step-daughter, Debbie; three step-grandchildren, Katie and Jessica Bogle and Charlie; four step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Hermida, Bobbie Duff and Judy Simon and a host of friends.

No formal funeral services will be held. Those wishing to pay their respects may visit the family home. Memorial donations may be made to Ozarks Kat and K-9 Shelter.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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

Ruby Chapell Libby Creach, 100
Ruby Chapell Libby Creach, daughter of Claude and Minnie Osborn was born September 24, 1916 in Roach, MO. She passed away Monday, February 27 in her home, at the age of 100 years, five months and three days.

Chapell was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Minnie Osborn; her husband, Wesley Libby; her husband, Ormal Creach; and brothers and sisters, “William” Floy Osborn, “James” Estel Osborn, Glibert LeRoy Osborn, Russell Estes Osborn, Audrey Blair.

She is survived by her children and grandchildren, Janet Libby, Osage Beach; Shawn (Mary) Libby, Linn Creek; Kim Howard, Linn Creek; Christian (Kerrington) Libby, Linn Creek; Derek Libby, Kansas City; Chelsi Libby, St. Louis; Sassha Howard, Linn Creek; Tristan Howard, Linn Creek; Paige Howard, Linn Creek; her great-great grandchildren Hayleigh Libby, Ryder Rembold and ViviAnne Libby; her brother Kenneth Osborn, Lebanon; her sister Ann Stewart, Springfield; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Chapell was saved in 1931 at a revival at the Macks Creek Baptist Church. She attended school in Macks Creek and Camdenton and graduated from Camdenton High School in 1933.

She was united in marriage in 1935 to Wes Libby, and they shared 55 years together. In 1994, she was united in marriage to Ormal Creach. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for over 50 years and held many offices.

At the age of 45, Chapell attended the Sedalia School of Hairdressing and received her license. She opened the ChapLAnn Beauty shop just off the square in Camdenton.

Chapell saw many changes in this area over her 100 years. She was in high school when the Lake of the Ozarks was being created. She saw and visited the castle at Ha Ha Tonka before and after it burned and she has enjoyed the views at Lover’s Leap since she was a teenager.

Chapell loved her family dearly, but her joy was always in the little ones, most recently Hayleigh, Ryder and ViviAnne. She was a great cook and seamstress. Her smile, quick wit and her loving, servant’s heart will truly be missed.

Services were held Saturday, March 4, 2017 at The Exchange Venue in Camdenton.

Interment will be at the Roach Cemetery in Roach, Missouri.

Memorial donations can be made to the Camdenton Education Foundation for a trophy case in the high school to hold historical artifacts.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Edward D. Durbin, 72
Edward D. Durbin, of Versailles, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, at his home. Edward was born December 28, 1944, a son of Donald and Dorothy (Anderson) Durbin in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

On November 13, 1964, he was united in marriage to Patricia McKee in Richmond, Missouri.

He was an over the road truck driver for many years and enjoyed fishing in his spare time. Edward was of the Catholic faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Gary Wayne Durbin. Survivors include his wife, Patricia of the home; children, Kelly Durbin of Versailles, Missouri, Dale Durbin and wife Lisa of Polo, Missouri; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Salzman, Laney Durbin, and Darrek Tate; two great-granddaughters, Lilly and Hazel Salzman; his brother, John Paul Durbin of Warrensburg, Missouri; his sister, Sharon Kay of Richmond, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, March 8, at the Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo, Missouri.

Cremation will follow the services. Local arrangements were under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles and Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo.

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

Harold E. Fields, 81
Harold E. Fields, of Charleston, Tennessee, formerly of Sunrise Beach, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Life Care of Cleveland in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 10, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Laurie with George Fields officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in Garber Memorial Estates.

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 Laurie.

Alice Knubel Hill, 91
Alice Knubel Hill, of Laurie, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. She was born August 7, 1925, at Ridgeway Township, Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Wilhelm and Martha Knubel.

On May 6, 1966, she was united in marriage to Charles W. Hill, who preceded her in death on July 24, 1980.

Her family owned and operated a Swiss Alpen Cheese Factory in south Kansas City for several years. Later, she was employed at the Veterans Administration for many years until her retirement.

Alice was a member of the Osage Community Elks Lodge 2705 in Laurie.

She enjoyed living on the lake where she loved to fish.

Alice is survived by her step-daughter, Mary Lindgren; her step-son, Donn S. Hill; step-granddaughters, Jennifer Horrell and Dana Seykora; step-great-grandchildren, Tristan and Lydia and many friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, William Knubel and a sister.

Private family graveside services and inurnment will be held at a later date in the Lee’s Summit Cemetery. 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 Laurie.
 

Published 3-8-17
Mary Necia Marie Troutman, 77
Necia Marie Troutman, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born October 6, 1939, in Brumley, Missouri, a daughter of the late Benjamin Edward and Mary Marie (Brumley) Scott.

On December 30, 1954, in North Kansas City, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Joe J. Troutman, who preceded her in death on July 12, 2012.

She was a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church, the Lake of the Ozarks Pigeon Club, (the club her husband, Joe founded), was a strong supporter of the Morgan County Republican Party and was a committee woman for the Buffalo Township.

Family was important to her, especially the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, John M. Troutman of Versailles, Missouri; her daughter, Lurah Greer and husband Michael of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; “daughter”, Debra Troutman of Versailles, Missouri; grandchildren, Jessica Simmons and husband Curtis, Ben Greer and wife Rachelle, Amy Greer and Rob Decker and wife Angie; great-grandchildren, Karissa, Isaac and Frankie; her sister, Bessie Reberry of Springfield, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Edward Scott and a sister, Eula Mae Fry.

A celebration of Necia’s life was held Friday, February 24, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Good Shepherd Care Center. 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.


May Pauline Roll, 92
May Pauline Roll, died on Monday, February 20, 2017, at her son’s home in Santee, California. She was born on May 22, 1924, to Louis Daniel Croy and Zelda May (Crosswhite) Croy near Laurie and Gravois Mills, Missouri. She graduated high school in Gravois Mills.

She married Finas H. Roll in Versailles, Missouri, on July 23, 1948. For most of their marriage, they made their home in and around Versailles.

She is a member of West Union Baptist Church.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing, needlework, and life on the farm. She was a very kind and loving person who always put the needs of others ahead of her own. The lives of the people around her were better for her having been a part of their lives. She will be greatly missed by many.

She is survived by her son, Finas Stephen Roll and his wife Christina M. Roll of Santee, California; two grandchildren, Eric Bradford and Sheena Roll Bradley; sister, Hazel Josephine Webster; three nephews and six nieces and other relations and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Clifford Croy, and sister Mary Ellen (Croy) Alpers.

The funeral service was held March 3 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Versailles Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.


Kenneth (Ken) M. Gorham, 85
Kenneth (Ken) M. Gorham, of Linn Creek, Missouri, passed away on February 23, 2017 in his home.

A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, March 4 at First Baptist Church Sunrise Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you send donations to First Baptist Church Sunrise Beach or charity of your choice.

Ken was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Clarence and Charlotte Gorham on March 5, 1931. He married Kathryn Murphy on October 16, 1953 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ken worked in construction early in life and then became a real estate agent in 1968. In 1976, Ken went to work for Jackson County Missouri as a real estate appraiser.

In 1982, Ken moved to Camdenton, Missouri to be the Chief Appraiser for Camden County. In 1984, Ken started his own real estate appraisal business where he continued to work until August 2015.

Ken was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the Army.

Ken is preceded in death by parents Clarence and Charlotte Gorham, his brother Bob Gorham.

Ken is survived by wife Kathryn Gorham and children, Raejean Chilcutt, Larry Gorham, Kim Jones, Rick Gorham, Lynda Jensen, Vicki Riggs, Todd Gorham, and Rob Gorham. Siblings include Shirley Ballew, Karen Shea and Terry Gorham. Ken has nine grandchildren, and nineteen great grandchildren.


Todd Stephen Funke, 52
Todd Stephen Funke, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, Missouri. He was born November 29, 1964 in Omaha, Nebraska, a son of Robert Francis, Jr. and Elizabeth (Sund) Funke.

On August 22, 1992 in Osage Beach, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Lucinda Kay Christiansen and to this union one son was born. Together they shared twenty-four years of happy marriage.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Funke.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy Funke; his son, Kyle Funke; his mother, Elizabeth Funkeall of Camdenton, Missouri; his siblings, Kristina Trester and husband Gary of San Diego, California and Jason Funke and wife Lyndsay of Camdenton, Missouri; his best friend whom he considered a brother, Steve Hynek and wife Brenda of Kansas City, Missouri; his nieces and nephews, Stephanie Siers and husband Doug and Michelle Trester all of San Diego, California, Rayne Christiansen of Osage Beach, Missouri and Zoe Funke of Camdenton, Missouri; great niece and nephew, Scarlett and Maddox; his parents-in-law, Larry and Rosalie Christiansen and brother-in-law, Miles Christiansen all of Osage Beach, Missouri and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Todd was raised in Kansas City. The family moved to Camdenton when he was a sophomore in high school. He graduated from Camdenton High School in the class of 1983. He attended University of Missouri Rolla and later finished his degree at Columbia College.

He worked in radio broadcasting from 1984 into the 1990’s at several local radio stations. He worked for Central Bank Lake of the Ozarks in the computer technology area. He has worked for Lake Regional Hospital as a database analyst for the past sixteen years.

Todd was a member of Camdenton United Methodist Church. He has been a coach and mentor for the Robotics Teams at Camdenton Schools since its inception. He enjoyed doing leather work, barbecuing and traveling. Most of all, Todd was a family man who loved spending time with his family.

A memorial service was held Friday, March 3, 2017 in Camdenton United Methodist Church with Reverend Marc Magana officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to a college fund for Kyle.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


James C. Towles, Sr, 85
James C. Towles, Sr, of Versailles, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born March 12, 1931, in Fairmont, Missouri, a son of the late George David and Florence O. (Nay) Towles.

On December 31, 1980, in Clinton, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Sarah Pauline White, who preceded him in death on December 23, 2006.

James entered the United States Air Force in 1948. He served in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. In 1974, he retired with the rank of Master Sergeant.

James was employed at Morgan County RII Schools as a bus driver and custodian until his retirement.

He was a member of the Lakeside Community Church in Gravois Mills where he was also baptized. He was also a member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge 320 and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 410 in Versailles.

James is survived by his son, James C. Towles, Jr. and wife Jackie of Versailles, Missouri; daughter, Donna Riley of Springfield, Missouri; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; step-son, Aquino Wallace, Jr. of Iowa; step-daughter, Angie Wallace of Kentucky; brother, Jerry Towles of Canada and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his daughters, Linda Labbee, Sandra Beoch and Ronda White, step-son, John Wallace, step-daughters, Kathy Kenesson and Teresa Flores and brothers, George Towles and Bob Towles.

Funeral and Masonic Services were held Saturday, March 4, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Landon “Cap” Chapman officiating.

Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed at Greenmore Memorial Gardens in Barnett.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lakeside Community Church. 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.


Paul Edward “Pete” Hilty, Jr., 74
Paul Edward “Pete” Hilty, Jr., of Versailles, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles.

Pete was born August 24, 1942, to Paul and Mildred (Lehman) Hilty. He was a 1960 graduate of Morgan County R-II School. Following graduation, he attended a mechanical school in Kansas City.

On January 11, 1975, he married the love of his life, Wanda Hagerman. The couple had three children, Timm Hilty of Salt Lake City, Utah, Rachel Hilty Faron and husband Justin of Versailles and one infant child that preceded him in death.

He loved his children with a great love. He was an amazing father and example of faith. However, one of his greatest treasures were his three grandchildren: Abigail “Abi”, Joel and Anna Faron. They were his pride and joy!

Pete worked as a dairy farmer most of his life and at Gates Rubber Company in Versailles for nineteen years.

Pete had a contagious smile. He loved to socialize with his friends and family. He loved sharing a cup of coffee with whoever would pull up a seat. He didn’t know a stranger.

Pete was not afraid to speak his mind or give his opinion, but it was usually followed with words of wisdom. He was a man of amazing faith. His relationship with the Lord was what sustained him throughout his life, especially the last few months.

Pete is survived by his wife, Wanda; children, Timm and Rachel and husband Justin; grandchildren, Abi, Joel and Anna; four siblings, Loretta Baumgartner and husband Daniel of Kansas, Lovina Rahn and husband Gene of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Phillip Hilty and wife Brenda of Versailles and Colleen Swanson and husband Richard of Quadra Island, British Columbia Canada; brother by choice, Joe Lehman and wife Jodi of Jefferson City, Missouri along with nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other relatives.

Pete’s family will welcome friends and family at a visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 2nd, at the Family Worship Center in Versailles.

A celebration of his life was held Friday, March 3 at the Family Worship Center in Versailles with Reverend Danny Owsley and Ron Jobe officiating.

Graveside services and interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery north of Versailles.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Wanda Hilty to assist with medical expenses. 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.

 

Published 3-1-17
Mary Jo Bellmer, 84
Mary Jo Bellmer, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 at E.W. Thompson’s Health and Rehabilitation Center, Sedalia, Missouri.

On September 25, 1954, Mary Jo was united in marriage to Donald Ray Bellmer, and to this union four children were born.

Her parents; her husband, Don, on July 9, 2015; and two brothers, Charles and Donald Weller, preceded Mary Jo in death.

Mary Jo is survived by her children, Joe Bellmer and wife Debbie, of Columbia, Missouri, Mary K. Williams and husband Bret, of Sedalia, Missouri, Ellen Bellmer, of Camdenton, Missouri, and Diane Brennaman and husband Steve, of Camdenton, Missouri; her grandchildren, Quinn Bellmer, of Columbia, Missouri, Elizabeth Kettle and husband Jacob, of Columbia, Missouri, and Kyle Brennaman, of Oxford, Alabama; her great-grandchildren, Lillian and Parker Kettle, and Nash Bellmer; and her sister-in-law, Carolyn Walters, of Sedalia, Missouri.

Mary Jo was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Sedalia, Missouri. She received her degree in Nursing from St. Teresa’s School of Nursing in Kansas City. She served as the Pettis County Public Health Nurse for many years, and later worked at Lake Ozark General Hospital.

She was also the Public Health Nurse for the Camden County Health Department, and later for Dr. Carter. Mary Jo retired from Nursing after serving her communities for over forty years.

Mary Jo was baptized into the Catholic Church and was a faithful member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Camdenton. She was a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sedalia.

A Funeral Mass was held Thursday, February 23, 2017 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Camdenton, Missouri. Burial follow at Calvary Cemetery, Sedalia, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to the Honor Flight or St. Anthony Catholic Church in care of the funeral home at 15 Clint Avenue, Camdenton, Missouri 65020.

Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri.


Joyice Etta Sykes, 74
Joyice Etta Sykes, of Laurie, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in her home. She was born May 15, 1942 in El Dorado, Kansas, a daughter of Charles William and Bonnie Bell (Harper) Ritchey.

In 1993, she was united in marriage to Thomas J. Sykes. Together they have shred the past twenty-three years of marriage.

She was a graduate of El Dorado High School in the class of 1960. She received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Emporia State University in 1972.

She worked as a teacher and later became a nursing home administrator. She retired to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2014.

Joyice was a member of the Newcomers Club in Laurie and the American Legion Post in Sunrise Beach. She had been a member of the Soroptimist in Kansas. In her spare time, she enjoyed painting.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Jeannette Venable.

Survivors include her husband, Tom of Laurie, Missouri; a daughter, Holly Anderson and husband Michael of Gravois Mills, Missouri; two grandsons, David Lobaugh of Gravois Mills, Missouri and Michael Ryan Davis of Kansas City, Missouri; a sister, Gloria Hollenbeck of Kansas City, Missouri; three nieces, Tammy Buller and Chrissy Venable both of Hutchinson, Kansas and Kathy Crawford of Kansas City, Missouri and a host of other relatives and many friends.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the American Legion Post 624 in Sunrise Beach, Missouri with memories of Joyice being shared. Burial was in Eldorado City Cemetery, El Dorado, Kansas.

Memorial donations may be made to Ozarks Kat and K-9 Shelter, Food for Morgan County in Versailles or the P.T.O. at Hurricane Deck Elementary.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Charles Franklin Draffen, 90
Charles Franklin Draffen, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born February 20, 1927, in Versailles, the son of the late Charles William and Fannie Taylor (Sims) Draffen.

On October 7, 1951, at the Versailles United Methodist Church, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Nell (Shepp) Draffen.

Charles was a veteran of the United States Army having served in WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946, with the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Following his military service, he was a builder for forty-four years. In addition, he spent much of his time farming. He enjoyed woodworking and in his younger years, hunting, fishing and bee keeping.

He was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church and has served as president of the Freedom Cemetery Board since 1989.

In addition to his wife, Nell, he is survived by his sons, Kenny Draffen and wife Beth and John Draffen and wife Vanessa all of Versailles; grandsons, Travis Draffen of Versailles and Ryan Draffen and fiancée Mindy Miller of Springfield, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Janet Chase and husband Mike, Sally Jones and husband Bob and Joan Shepp; cousin, Kathy Coffman and husband Kenneth and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Hiram Shepp and a cousin, John F. “Jack” Draffen.

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 23, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Versailles United Methodist Church. 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.


Bob Best White, 61
Bob Best White, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He was born January 5, 1956 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Charles Cutler and Mary Alice (Best) White.

On April 11, 1992 in Snowmass, Colorado, he was untied in marriage to Denise Moffitt. Together they shared the past twenty-four years of marriage.

Bob was a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas. He was the owner of KC Car Wash and later became a District Executive of Boy Scouts for the Kinderhook District. He was currently the Executive Director of Share the Harvest Food Pantry in Greenview, Missouri.

Bob spent most of his free time helping others. He was active in Kiwanis Club of Ozark Coast, having served as President.

He was involved in many youth organizations including, Boy Scouts, Pride of the Lake Band Boosters, Big Brothers Big Sisters, 2nd Chance Bikes, Hurricane Deck P.T.O. and Christmas for Kids.

He enjoyed sports and was an avid Kansas City Royals and Chiefs fan. He loved living at the lake. He did not cross a bridge without giving a count of boats on the water at any time of year.

Most of all, spending time with family and friends was special to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and an infant son, Alexander Abel.

Survivors include his wife, Denise; his daughter, Allison White; his son, Casey White; a sister, Sharon Reinert and husband Jim; a niece, Mary Cate Reinert; a nephew, Christopher Reinert; and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Harper Chapel United Methodist Church, Osage Beach.

Memorial donations may be made to B.S.A. Troop 232 or Share the Harvest Food Pantry.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Necia Marie Troutman, 77
Necia Marie Troutman, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born October 6, 1939, in Brumley, Missouri, a daughter of the late Benjamin Edward and Mary Marie (Brumley) Scott.

On December 30, 1954, in North Kansas City, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Joe J. Troutman, who preceded her in death on July 12, 2012.

She was a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church, the Lake of the Ozarks Pigeon Club, (the club her husband, Joe founded), was a strong supporter of the Morgan County Republican Party and was a committee woman for the Buffalo Township.

Family was important to her, especially the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, John M. Troutman of Versailles, Missouri; her daughter, Lurah Greer and husband Michael of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; grandchildren, Jessica Simmons and husband Curtis, Ben Greer and wife Rachelle, Amy Greer and Rob Decker and wife Angie; great-grandchildren, Karissa, Isaac and Frankie; her sister, Bessie Reberry of Springfield, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Edward Scott and a sister, Eula Mae Fry.

A celebration of Necia’s life was held Friday, February 24, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Good Shepherd Care Center. 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.

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