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 January 5, 2022

John Harold Newman, Jr., 55
John Harold Newman, Jr. passed away on December 14, 2021, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri, surrounded by family. John was born September 25, 1966, to John Harold Newman, Sr. and Sandra Ann Newman in Beardstown, Illinois.

John married Renee Hardey on December 30, 1994, at Second Baptist Church in Versailles, Missouri.

John was a devoted husband, admirable father, devoted grandfather, and selfless friend. His love for his family outshone in everything he did.

John was a hard-working man who would give anyone the shirt off his back. If anyone was in need, he would go out of his way to help them.

Early in life, John enjoyed derbies where he would compete. Racing cars came next as he enjoyed the speed and agility he had on the racetrack.

John proceeded to ride bikes in his older years with his wife Renee by his side. He loved to ride his bike, drink beer, race cars, and raise hell wherever he went.

John is survived by his wife, Renee Newman of the home; daughters, Ashley Everettof Oak City, North Carolina, Megan Newman of Versailles, Missouri and Hannah Triplet and husband Peyton and their children McKenzie and Weston Triplet all of Versailles, Missouri; son, Matthew Yoder of Laurie, Missouri and his children, Natalie, Micah, and Leroy Yoder all of Versailles, Missouri; brothers, Michael and Roy Newman; brother-in-law, Ed Hardey and wife Marge of Versailles, Missouri; sister-in-law, Linda Hardey of Boonville, Missouri and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John Harold Newman, Sr.and Sandra Ann Newman; son-in-law, Timothy Norman Everett, II and grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. John will live on in the memory of many family members and friends.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Calvary Baptist Church at 10485 MO-52, Versailles, MO 65084.

Donations for the family can be made to https://gofund.me/6e5091d3

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.

Charles Homer “Kip” Lawson Jr., 55
Charles Homer “Kip” Lawson Jr., of Eldon, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City, Missouri. He was born on May 2,1966, to Elizabeth Geraldine (Jerry) and Charles Homer Lawson Sr. He was joined in love by his sister Wanda in 1969.

Charles was a dedicated husband to Monica Lawson, and a father to two sons, Charles Homer Lawson III, born in 1989, and Daniel Dean Lawson, born in 1992.

He was an active member in the Order of the Eastern Star at McDonald Chapter #128, as well as at the Marcus Lodge #110. He also served in the US Army as a 12 Bravo Combat Engineer, stationed at Fort Hood in Texas during Desert Storm. He then served in the National Guard, before beginning his career with Missouri Department of Corrections.

Charles was employed by the Missouri Dept of Corrections and also loved working on “The Homestead”. He took care of chickens, goats, and pigs, and had a great love for the outdoors and his country.

Charles is survived by his wife, Monica Lawson and her sons, Bert and Earnie Montavy; his namesake, Charles “Kippy” Lawson IIIand children, Mattie, Rosalynand he expects a third grandchild, Charles Homer Lawson IV in February; his youngest son, Daniel Lawson and wife, Janae Lawson their twins, Baylee and Brody; his mother, Elizabeth Smith; grandmother, Henrietta Whelan, his step mother, Diana Lawson; his sister, Wanda Lawson Djerf and her daughters, Katy and Emmalee; two nephews, Ryker and Rylan and a niece, Lily.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Homer Lawson Sr.; a step-father, Charlie Smith; a niece, Rebekah Lawson; an uncle, Daniel Whelan and a cousin, James Whelan Jr.

A memorial 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

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

Robert William“Butch” Jarrett, Sr., 82
Robert William“Butch” Jarrett, Sr., passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, with his family by his side in North Kansas City, Missouri. Butch was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 29, 1939, but grew up in Kansas City and called Kansas City his home.

If you knew Butch, you felt special when you were with him. He could turn any bad situation into an opportunity to learn. His advice was always sound, and he was always there to lend a hand or an ear.

He loved spending time with Mary his wife, his family and friends, and always being there to help when you needed him. 

Butch and Mary were sweethearts for sixty-four years, married for sixty-one of those years.  Introduced though friends, Butch described it like a bolt of lightning when they met. They spent many Friday nights at stock car races at the Riverside Racetrack.

They married in 1959 and raised a family in Kansas City, and later their grandchildren, for whom they were irreplaceable. 

Butch began his career at General Motors on October 29, 1964, that spanned three decades, ending when he retired September 1, 1997. After retirement, he and Mary split their time between Kansas City and the Lake of the Ozarks, eventually moving permanently to their lake home in Gravois Mills where he loved fishing and tinkering around.

Butch is survived by his sister, Pat Phipps; son, Robert Jarrett, Jr.; daughter, Judy Jarrett; grandchildren, Robert Jarrett, III (Liz), Nicole Jarrett, Jeremy Jarrett, Maurice Moyer; seven great-grandchildren, Anthony, Alexander, Zackary, Keyanna, Juniper, Chandler, and Everly and a great-great-grandchild, Nova.

No services will be held at this time

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Janest Elaine Hager, 76
Janest Elaine Hager, of Montreal, Missouri, passed away on December 25, 2021. Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home and are incomplete at this time.

Thomas D Nelson, 52
Thomas D Nelson, of Stover, Missouri, passed away Friday, December 24, 2021 at his home. He was born February 15, 1969 in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of Thomas Darwent Johnston, III and Elta Marie (Wiard) Ponting.

In his younger years, Tom lived in both Kansas City and Stover, Missouri. He was a graduate of Lee’s Summit High School in the class of 1988 and attended State Fair Community College. 

He had a passion for trucking and went on to a career as an over the road truck driver.  In his spare time, he enjoyed tinkering with electronics and tools.

Survivors include his mother, Elta Ponting and husband Richard of Stover, Missouri and his children, Sarah Marie Nelson and Thomas D Nelson II of Park Hill, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his father.

A memorial 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

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

Rodney P. Lands, 66
Rodney P. Lands, of Laurie, Missouri passed away Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the Laurie Care Center in Laurie, Missouri. Arrangements are under the direction of the Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton.

George Dewey Bogema Jr., 71
George Dewey Bogema Jr., of Osage Beach, Missouri passed away Saturday, December 25, 2021 in the arms of his wife and children in Osage Beach.

George was born September 27, 1950 in Long Beach, California, the son of George D. Bogema Sr. and Mary (Zwickle) Bogema.

On February 15, 1970, George was united in marriage to Ebbie St. Germaine who he always referred to as his best friend. George worked as a Broker and was an owner of RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks.
He loved working on the family ranch where he tended to cattle and enjoyed riding his motorcycle. His most treasured time was spent with his family and especially his seven grandchildren.

George is survived by his wife Ebbie Bogema of the home; son Jason George Bogema of Springfield, Missouri; daughter Paula Bellamy (Brian) of Lake Ozark, Missouri; and seven grandchildren Noah Bogema (Charity), Claire Bellamy, Jacob Bogema, Benjamin Bellamy, Madeline Bogema, Kaleb Bogema, and Britton Bellamy.

He is also survived by his sisters Judy Arsenault of Long Beach, California, Janet Thompson of Durango, Colorado, and Silvia Nye of Calimasa, California.

George was preceded in death by his parents George and Mary Bogema and his brother Arthur Bogema.
Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on January 8, 2022 at Riverview Baptist Church 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.

Charles Curtis Richardson, 65
Charles Curtis Richardson, of Versailles, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri. He was born August 16, 1956 in Kansas City, Kansas, a son of Charles Eugene and Gracie Helen (Vaughn) Richardson.

On August 30, 1980 in Versailles, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Kay Thompson.  Together they shared forty-one years of marriage.

As a child, his family moved from the Kansas City area to Versailles, Missouri where he lived the rest of his life.  He worked as a truck driver and was currently driving a school bus for Morgan County R-II. 

In his spare time, he enjoyed fixing up old Volkswagens. He liked motorcycles and attending truck and tractor pulls.  He enjoyed nature and always fed the deer.  Most of all, time spent with his family was special to him.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Richardson of the home; three children, Colleen Richey, Charley McGowan and husband Justin and Randall Richardson and wife Cheyenne all of Versailles, Missouri; six grandchildren, Kylee Richey, T.J. Richey, JJ McGowan, Hanky McGowan, Payton Richardson and Stetson Richardson; his parents, Buster and Helen Richardson of Versailles, Missouri; a brother, Garry Lee Richardson and wife Joyce of Versailles, Missouri and a host of other relatives and friends.

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 Funeral Home of Versailles.

 

Published December 29, 2021

Naomi Peoples, 90
Naomi Peoples passed away on December 7, 2021. She was born March 13, 1931, in Morgan County Missouri to Benjamin and Mary (Stockdall) Wilson.
 
On April 14, 1949, she married Clayton F. West who preceded her in death on October 7, 1979. She and Clayton had four children who survive, Linda (David) McDowell of Mustang, OK, Stewart West of Twentynine Palms, CA, Melissa (Dennis) White of Eldon, MO and Elaine (Jim) Trent of Beulah, MI. She has five grandchildren, Christine (Jase) Bradford of Tuttle, OK, Kyle (Anna) McDowell of Hampton, UK, Bridget Trent of Carson City, NV, Dan Trent of Billings, MT and John White of Eldon, MO. 

She also has six great-grandchildren, Jackson and Parker McDowell, and Tritten, Bria, Chasen and Westen Bradford. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
 
On April 8, 1982, Naomi married Aubrey Peoples who preceded her in death on July 29, 1991. She loved being “Mimi” to Aubrey’s grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.  
She is survived by one stepdaughter, Donna (Dan) Daulton and their extended family of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
 
Naomi came to know the Lord in 1964. From that time on one of her favorite points of service was in teaching children about Jesus in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. 

In her later years before her eyesight failed, she was a prayer warrior for friends and family.  She would read her Bible multiple times a day and pray over her list of requests and concerns.
 
As a homemaker, Naomi was adept at cooking, canning, sewing, and gardening. She worked tirelessly to make the home a haven for family and friends.
 
In addition to her parents and spouses, Naomi was preceded in death by her 10 brothers and sisters, several nieces and nephews, three step-children, one step-grandchild and one step great-grandchild.
 
Funeral services were held Monday, December 13, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment followed in the Ritchie Cemetery near Versailles.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Trinity Baptist 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 in Versailles.

Rodney Andrew Pickeral, Sr., 55
Rodney Andrew Pickeral, Sr., of Sunrise Beach, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2021, at his home.  He was born March 21, 1966, in Kansas City, Missouri, son of Earl and Gloria (Snyder) Pickeral.
 
On November 11, 2010, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Rose (Richardson) Pickeral.  Although they were married for eleven years, they have spent the last nineteen years together.
 
Rodney served his country in the United States Navy.  He spent many years as an over the road truck driver.
 
In his spare time, he enjoyed playing the guitar.  He recently aspired to be a helicopter pilot taking many classes and flying lessons. He also loved to cook. His daughter, Lacy always thought of him as a chef growing up because of his wild food creations. He enjoyed spending time with his “Mater and Addy” (Mason and Adriana). He had the brightest smile and loved being outdoors.
 
In addition to his wife, Rose, he is survived by his parents, Earl and Gloria Pickeral of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; his sons, Rodney Andrew Pickeral, Jr. and Clifford Augustus Pickeral both of Versailles, Missouri; daughters, Gabrielle Hope Davidson of St. Louis, Missouri, Lacy May Zurmiller and husband Joshua of Stover, Missouri, Lila Scherler of Winston, Missouri and Angelia Dawn Fogle; step-daughter, Michelle Staniforth of Texas; grandchildren, Mason and Adriana Zurmiller and seven additional grandchildren; his sisters, Angelia Dawn Moss of Camdenton, Missouri and Christinna Lynn Loomis of Sunrise Beach, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by a grandson, David Fogle.
 
A celebration of Rodney’s life will be held at a later date.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home to assist the family.
 
Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Shirley Childers, 98
Shirley Childers, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away on December 12, 2021. Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home.

George Bernard Meadows, 83
George Bernard Meadows, of Montreal, Missouri passed away Friday, December 17, 2021 at Lake Regional Hospital Osage Beach, Missouri

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

Donald Tiller, 74
Donald Tiller, of Eldon, Missouri, passed away Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Donald was born February 25, 1947 in Springfield, Missouri, the son of the late Benjamin and Arlaonda Tiller.  

On October 20, 2018, he was united in marriage to Connie (Young) Tiller, who survives of the home.  Other survivors include step-children, Harold Griffith of Buffalo, Missouri, Jerry Griffith of Tennessee, and Evelyn Griffith of Buffalo, Missouri; his children, Donald Tiller, Jr. and wife, Sandy, of Buffalo, Missouri, Mike Tiller and wife, Charlene, of Mountain View, Missouri, and Jacquelyn Tiller of Buffalo, Missouri; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters; and one brother, Joe Tiller.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers.

Services with Full Military Honors was held Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri. 

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

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.

James A. Riley, 78
James A. Riley, of Versailles, passed away Friday, December 17, 2021, at his home. He was born May 11, 1943, in Omaha, Nebraska, a son of the late K.W. and Jennie (Wheatcraft) Riley.
 
Jim was a veteran of the United States Air Force.
 
On September 28, 2002, in Las Vegas, Nevada, he was united in marriage to Flossie M. (Wilson) Lutjen who preceded him in death on November 25, 2020.
 
Jim owned and operated Riley’s Lock and Shoe Repair for many years.
 
He was a member of the Trinity Southern Baptist Church in Versailles.
 
Jim is survived by his daughters, Carol Bailey and husband Randy of Independence, Missouri and Sherry Williams and husband Scott of Weatherford, Texas; step-children, Kenneth Lutjen of Versailles, Missouri and Jackie Young and husband Steve of Belton, Missouri; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, John Riley and wife Nancy of Independence, Missouri; sister, Nina Herrington of Sedalia, Missouri and many other relatives and friends. 

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ron Riley and wife Muriel, sister, Trudy Anderson and husband Andy and a brother-in-law, Don Herrington.
 
There are no services planned at this time.
 
Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Misty Dawn Land, 46
Misty Dawn Land, of Camdenton, Missouri passed away Sunday, December 19, 2021 at Lake Regional Hospital Osage Beach, Missouri

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

Mary Ann DeLacy, 79
Mary Ann DeLacy, of Osage Beach, Missouri passed away Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Arrowhead Senior Living in Osage Beach.

Mary was born on December 31, 1941 in Murphysboro, Illinois, the daughter of Frances and Catherine (Carey) Amato.

On January 20, 1961, Mary was united in marriage to her childhood sweetheart Mike DeLacy in Dallas, Texas. They shared 61 years together at the time of her passing.

They had a wonderful life together and enjoyed family vacations, game nights, attending kids, grandkids, great-grandkids activities and being active in the lake community for over 50 years.

Mary was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church since the 1970s. She had a deep love for gardening and had many beautiful memories of tending to her plants and flowers. Her yard was a natural oasis for birds, butterflies and all wildlife. Avid bird-watching filled her days and gave her great joy. She was also a member of the Lake Area Master Gardener Club.

Her other creative talents included quilting and stained glass. Mary was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. Mary was most proud of her family and loved them dearly. As a passionate sports fan of the Dallas Cowboys, KC Chiefs and KC Royals she has recently convinced us all that the Chiefs will be in the Superbowl LVI.

Mary is survived by her husband Mike DeLacy of the home; daughters Carey Smith (Dan) of Camdenton, Missouri, Dana Brown (Bob) of Kaiser, Missouri, Elizabeth Knipp (Greg) of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and Blair Hauser (Chris) of Overland Park, Kansas; 8 grandchildren Danelle Schwertner (Donnie), Devan Workman (Darren), Damon Smith (Amanda), Chelsea Riney (Joe), Lacy Littmann (Levi), Elissa Knipp, Nick Lane, and Josh Lane; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her brother Frank Amato (Liz) of Seattle, Washington; sisters Jeanne Toia of Edina, Minnesota and Kathy Rios (Frank) of Mesquite, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents Frances and Catherine Amato, her in-laws Tex and Ernie DeLacy, brother Jay Amato, brother-in-law Rick Toia, brother-in-law Richard DeLacy, nephews Jim Baridon and Damian DeLacy, and beloved grandson Cody Brown.

A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held Friday, December 31, 2021 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Inurnment will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Camdenton, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lake Area Master Gardner Scholarship fund. LAMG (memo: scholarship fund).

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

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