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 8-12-15
Jerrold Lloyd Moulder, 90
Jerrold Lloyd Moulder, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, formerly of Macks Creek, Missouri Passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, Missouri.

Jerrold was born July 3, 1925 in Linn Creek, Missouri, the son of Fred Lloyd and Vesta (Barnes) Moulder.

He was united in marriage to Burlah Maxine Bonner on February 6, 1947 in Camdenton, Missouri who preceded him in death on February 18, 2008.

Jerrold served his country in the United States Navy during WWII and during the Korean Conflict. He later owned his own cattle farm. Jerrold loved the outdoors, coon hunting and gardening. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Lebanon, Missouri.

Jerrold is survived by two daughters, Joyce Loyd and husband, Ron, of Austin, Texas, and Michelle West and husband Tony, of Lebanon, Missouri; one son, Joe Moulder and wife Kathy, of Macks Creek, Missouri; one sister, Sally Jane Priest and husband Harold, of Jefferson City, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Michael Brent Loyd, Christopher Ryan Loyd and wife Sarah, Darren Joseph Moulder and wife Marlena, Scott Benjamin Moulder and wife Kelli, Shawn Jeffrey Moulder and wife Whitney, Addison West, and Brock West; five great grandchildren, Kate, Lauren, Silas, Beckett and Corbin; along with many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Burlah; his parents Lloyd and Vesta Moulder; one sister, Mary Alice Green; and two brothers, Dale Moulder and Walter Theodore Moulder.

Funeral services were held Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Mack Creek, Missouri.

Burial was in the Macks Creek Cemetery with full Military Honors by Zack Wheat Post 624 Sunrise Beach, Missouri.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

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


Harold Eugene Knapp, 89
Harold Eugene Knapp, of Montreal, Missouri passed away August 6, 2015 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri. He was born on October 27, 1925 in Montreal, Missouri to Arthur and Lucy (Holson) Knapp.

Gene graduated from Stoutland, Missouri High School in 1944 and soon after started serving his country in the United States Army. He served with CO, a 60th Armored Infantry Battalion 9th Division.

He fought in the Battle of Remagen serving at the capturing of the Ludendorff Bridge crossing the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany. Medals he was awarded are: Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Europe Africa Middle Eastern Theater ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars, 2 Overseas Bars, Honorable Service Lapel Button for World War II.

On February 21, 1965 in Montreal, Missouri, in the home they built together, he was united in marriage to Shirley Ann (Garrison) and to this union one daughter was born, Deborah Ann. Together they shared fifty wonderful years of marriage.

In 1954, he started working for the Missouri State Highway Department where he worked for 33 years until retirement.

Gene enjoyed the outdoors which included quail hunting and fishing. Also, he and his wife enjoyed working on their farm raising cattle and tending their large vegetable garden.

Other activities included travel, reading and following the St. Louis Cardinals. In 2005, he traveled with his family to Washington D.C. to view the World War II memorial.

He was an active member of the Freedom Church of Christ which he enjoyed attending every Sunday.

Gene enjoyed people and greeted everyone with a smile and a laugh. He was a loving husband, father, brother and uncle with a pleasant demeanor and caring heart.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Winifred Fletcher, Lillian Polly, and Crystal Light; two brothers, Ernest Knapp, and Homer Knapp; half-sister, Bessie Stratton, brothers-in-law, Robert Bergman, Melvin Light, Luther Polly, and Walt Fletcher; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Knapp and Pearl Knapp.

He is survived by wife Shirley; daughter, Deborah and husband Todd Franklin; nieces, Elizabeth Anderberg and husband Fred, Lana Hootselle and husband Bob, Lucy Yanni and husband Jim and nephews, Ted Light, Doug Light and wife Sabrina and James Knapp and wife Linda.

He also leaves other family members and many friends who will all truly miss him.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 11, 2015 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial with military honors followed in Montreal Cemetery, Montreal.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice and left at the funeral home.

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

Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton is assisting the family with arrangements.


Wanita Williams Rowlette, 91
Wanita Williams Rowlette, daughter of Milo and Bertha Shipman Winfrey was born February 8, 1924 in Linn Creek, Missouri. She passed away on August 7, 2015 at the age of ninety-one years, five months and thirty days at her home in Linn Creek, Missouri.

Wanita married John Vernon Williams and to this union two sons were born, Jimmy Lee Williams and Donald Buel Williams. John Vernon and Wanita owned and operated Williams Motors, a Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge dealership in Camdenton.

After their divorce, Wanita worked at Saint Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri. She later married Richard Rowlette and the two of them owned and operated an accounting firm in Eldon, Missouri.

After retiring, Wanita spent the remainder of her years on her century old family farm where she loved the outdoors; working in the garden, riding around the farm on the utv, and raking leaves with her dog Roxy always at her side.

Most of all, Wanita loved her family and loved spending time at family gatherings. Wanita lived a fantastic life. She was spunky, smart, strong and classy but most of all she was extremely kind.

Wanita was preceded in death by her parents; her sons, Jimmy Lee Williams and Donald Buel Williams; her daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Williams; her granddaughter, Amelia Jane Tull; her husband, Richard Rowlette; her twin brother, Wayne Winfrey; her sister, Faye Clark and sister-in-law, Beulah Winfrey.

Wanita is survived by her grandchildren, John Williams and wife Tammy of Camdenton Missouri, Donald Buel Williams, Jr. of Linn Creek, Missouri, Joe Musica of Camdenton, Missouri, Missy Smith and Trey Scott of Linn Creek, Missouri, Nathan Williams and wife Tiffany of Linn Creek Missouri, Sara Weber of Linn Creek Missouri, Wayne Williams of Anchorage, Alaska and Wendell Williams of Dallas, Texas; sixteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Joyce Mace of Osage Beach, Missouri and a host of nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

She will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 12, 2015 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Freedom Cemetery, Montreal.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

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

Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton is assisting the family with arrangements.

Published 7-29-15
Harold W. Gentry, 74
Harold W. Gentry, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Harold was born May 9, 1941 in St. Joseph, Missouri, the son of Willard James Gentry and Sarah May (Reynolds) Gentry.

Harold was united in marriage August 14, 1965 in North Kansas City, Missouri, to Carol Cheney. Together they shared nearly 50 years of marriage until his death.

Harold graduated from St. Joseph Benton High School in 1959. He later attended N.W. Missouri State University where he was a member of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity.

After graduating, Harold worked as a math teacher and coach at Hickman Mills School District in Kansas City, MO and later owned and operated Point Breeze Resort, in Osage Beach, MO.

Harold was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of Ducks Unlimited and Big Creek Gun Club of Blairstown, Missouri. More than anything, Harold was a family man. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending every minute he could with them.

Harold is survived by his wife Carol; two daughters, Sherri Lynn Gula and husband, Shane, of Blue Springs, Missouri and Debra Jo Hanf of Paola, Kansas; one brother, Elmer and his wife, Pat, of St. Joseph, Missouri; one sister, Doris Chappell and husband, Dale, of St. Joseph, Missouri; two grandchildren, Blaine and Brayden Hanf; along with several other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Willard and Sarah Gentry; one infant daughter Marci; and one sister, Flora Mae Simmons.

Memorial Services were held Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Harper Chapel United Methodist Church in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to Harper Chapel United Methodist Church, or Dogwood Animal Shelter.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

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

Published 7-22-15
Karmin K. Howe, 74
Karmin K. Howe, of Versailles, passed away Friday, July 10, 2015, at her home. She was born March 6, 1941, in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois, a daughter of the late Raymond and Mildred (Tendick) Hahn.

On May 31, 1959, she was united in marriage to Jerry L. Howe, who preceded her in death on November 28, 2014.

Karmin was a member of the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church and was responsible in creating the Food for Children Program at her church. Each Sunday, she and Jerry, along with other members of the church would shop for food. They would then distribute the food to the children on Wednesday evenings during the summer.

Karmin also enjoyed produce gardening and flower gardening. At an early age, she showed three gaited horses and won numerous awards at the Illinois State Fair and continued riding horses throughout her later years. In addition to her talents and passions, Karmin enjoyed spending time as an active member of the Rolling Hills Country Club in Versailles.

She is survived by her children, Jeffrey Howe and wife Shelly and Sherry Cummins and husband Gary, both of Versailles; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; her sister, Mary Brown of Mt. Pulaski, Illinois and many other relatives and friends.

Karmin was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her greatest trait was making sure everyone had lots of food and never went home hungry as her children and grandchildren can attest to. She will be greatly missed.

A celebration of Karmin’s life was held Friday, July 17, at the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Food for Children in care of the Gravois Mills 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.


Vincent D. Hannon, 59
Reverend Vincent D. “Birdman” Hannon, of Gravois Mills, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born July 24, 1955, in Wilmington, North Carolina, a son of the late Richard Samuel and Lucille Pearl (Lewis) Hannon.

On February 27, 2009, at the Versailles First Assembly of God Church, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Jolene Angel Hannon.

Vincent was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Vietnam.

He owned and operated Budget Body in Eldon until he was no longer able to work due to his health.

Vincent attended the Versailles First Assembly of God Church. He was currently serving as the pastor of the Wilderness Church of Morgan County. He was also the leader of the Wilderness Boys, where he counseled troubled youth. Vincent was a member of a Civil War history club.

His favorite hobbies were woodworking and training dogs for security and therapy.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Cherokee Sue Smith and husband Terry of Anaconda, Montana; sons, Tony Veale of Stover, Missouri and Matthew Veale and wife Julie of Warsaw, Missouri; step-son, Jason Jack Krantz and wife Tina of Anaconda, Montana; twenty-three grandchildren; brothers, Paul Hannon and Mark “Porky” Hannon both of Warsaw, Missouri; sister, Sarah Marie Smith and husband Kenny of Warsaw, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Vincent’s life was held Thursday, July 16, at the Versailles First Assembly of God Church with Pastor Kevin Howard officiating. Graveside services and inurnment will be held at a later date in Montana.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Jolene Hannon for a fund to be established for her grandchildren. 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.


Ralph E. Daugherty, 85
Ralph E. Daugherty, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Monday, July 13, 2015, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. He was born June 8, 1930, in Halls Summit, Kansas, a daughter of the late Alva and Lulu (Shaw) Daugherty.

On May 13, 1960, in Emporia, Kansas, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Irma J. Daugherty.

Ralph was a veteran of the United States Army.

He was a member of the Gravois Mills Lions Club, the Eagles in Merriam, Kansas and a past member of the American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 in Sunrise Beach.

Ralph was an avid stamp and coin collector and enjoyed watching NASCAR.

In addition to his wife, Irma, he is survived by his daughter, Barbara S. Daugherty and husband Marvin Woodrome of Kansas City, Kansas; grandchildren, Heidi Daugherty and Derrick Daugherty; great-grandchildren, Beth Hunter and Duke Daugherty and many other relatives and friends.

The family received friends Thursday, July 16, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Graveside services and interment with full military honors was held Friday, at the Waverly Cemetery in Waverly, Kansas.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gravois Mills Lions Club. 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.


Lila C. Munson, 62
Lila C. Munson, of Gravois Mills, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at her home. She was born May 13, 1953, in Granger, Iowa, a daughter of the late Floyd Dean and Velma (Reves) LeMaster.

On September 22, 1979, in Granger, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Mark Munson.

Lila was employed at John Deere in Des Moines, Iowa, for eighteen years. She and Mark moved to the lake in 2009. Together, they established Marko’s Pizza in Laurie, where she worked many long hours alongside her husband.

Most recently, she was employed as an auditor at the Toll Bridge in Sunrise Beach.

Lila was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Madrid, Iowa. She had a passion for piano, playing for many years at her church and also giving piano lessons to many.

In addition to her husband, Mark, she is survived by her son, Blake Munson and wife Megan of Des Moines, Iowa; grandson, Bowen Munson; brother, Phil LeMaster and wife Traci of Roach, Missouri; sister, Cindy Adams and husband Bill of Glen Carbon, Illinois and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Gina Munson.

A celebration of Lila’s life will be held at a later date in Iowa. 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 Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.
 

Published 7-15-15
Lawrence Leroy Lembach, 64
Lawrence “Larry” Leroy Lembach, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, died Sunday June 21, 2015, at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland. He was born September 1, 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland the son of Charles E. and Lillian R. (Rodgers) Lembach.

Larry was a very intelligent, dependable and reliable employee of Proctor and Gamble who sincerely cared about the success of operations he was a part of. He worked his way up to a Tower Operator for making synthetic granules Control Room, Liquid Cascade Control Room, and Glycerin Control Room, positions that held single point responsibilities for the operation of more then 90 million dollars worth of equipment.

Larry spent six months in Cincinnati helping develop the Liquid Cascade formula. At the age of 46, after working more than 27 years for P&G, Larry retired and soon after moved to Lake Ozark, Missouri.

In January of 2000, he along with Parker and Mary Darr, became a founding father of the Lake of the Ozarks Corvette Club. On January 10, 2000 there were two Corvettes. Today, the club has grown to its present membership of 195 people. Larry always considered the Corvette Club one of his proudest memories.

Along with his Corvette, Larry’s hobbies included fishing, boating, building large remote controlled airplanes, remodeling, carpentry and traveling.

Larry is survived by his wife Terry Lembach of Lake Ozark, Missouri; two sons, Larry and his wife Marysol of Jacksonville, Florida, and Scott of San Diego, California; two step daughters, Angela and her husband Christophe Torres, and Ashley Howerton both of Lake Ozark, Missouri; two grandchildren, Annika and Zoe Torres; his mother Lillian Roberta Lembach of Baltimore, Maryland; three brothers, Charles, Michael and John of Baltimore, Maryland; two sisters, Susan DeSombre and Joan Mellendick, both of Baltimore, Maryland; god child, Sara Beth Washenko, of New Freedom, Pennsylvania; two lifelong friends, Mark Washenko of New Freedom, Pennsylvania, and Don Mullen of Glen Burne, Maryland; many nieces and nephews, and his beloved pet companion Flight.

He was preceded in death by his father Charles Edward Lembach and his first wife Luann Dorothy Lembach.

He meant so much too so many lives he touched. We will always love him and will keep him in our hearts.

Funeral Mass was held Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Ozark, Missouri with Monsignor Marion J. Makarewicz officiating.

Interment was in Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Success is not measured by what we have accomplished in life; instead it is about what we have inspired others to do. Larry was an inspiration. He meant so much to so many. We will always love him and keep him in or memories forever.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

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


Richard Alan Myrtue, Sr., 65
Richard Alan Myrtue, Sr., of Sunrise Beach, Missouri passed away on Sunday July 5, 2015 from his home in Sunrise Beach.

Rick was born October 4, 1949 in Rural Prairie of Missouri, the son of Christ Myrtue and Wanda Wisecarver-Myrtue.

He is survived by his mother, Wanda; his sister, Carol Myrtue; his children, James Myrtue, Tricia Myrtue, Richard Myrtue Jr, and Chelynne Lefrancois; his grandchildren, Nathan, Evan, Zachary, Caleb, Lucas, Marisol, Joshua, Pebbles, Shadee, Dylan, Raymond, Jesse, Sydnie, Daniel, James Jr, and Zechariah.

He is also survived by cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and his many step children, step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Christ Myrtue.

Rick was loved by a vast community of friends throughout the lake area and across the nation.

Rick was the kind of man who loved very deeply his step children as his own. He raised them with love and never once placed any labels by calling them his step kids or allowed them to feel any different than his own biological children. That is the kind of person that he lived to be.

Rick was a devout Patriotic Constitutionalist who always reached out to help his fellow man; constantly giving a voice to the voiceless, and openly speaking out against Big Brother Government.

He was known as a man whom took the saying “One man’s junk, is another man’s treasure” very literally, making a use for everything he found.

Rick was a lover of The Lord and had been baptized by his son James into God’s Grace. Recognizing that Jesus Christ as his savior. He will be missed on this Earth, but overjoyed when we see him again in God’s Heavenly Kingdom.

We sadly announce by saying “Darth Vader has left the building”

A Celebration of Life service was held Tuesday July 14, 2015 at Potters House Church of Camdenton on Old South Hwy 5.

The family has requested that in Lieu of flowers, donations please be made to assist the family in covering all unexpected finances. A go fund me page can be found at http://www.gofundme.com/myrtue

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

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


Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Tavis, 47
Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Tavis, of Climax Springs, Missouri passed away July 4, 2015 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Jeff was born in Kansas City, Kansas on October 8, 1967, the son of Thomas and Carolyn (Hubbard) Tavis.

Jeff was employed with Woodland Scenic in Linn Creek, Missouri for the past seven years. He was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan, and loved playing video games, canoeing and arrowhead hunting.

Jeff is survived by his mother and stepfather, Carolyn and James Schnakenberg, of Camdenton, Missouri; three brothers, Mike Tavis, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, Tim Tavis, of Oskaloosa, Kansas, and Jerry Tavis and wife Karen, of Gardner, Kansas; two sisters, Karen Finkle and husband Bobby, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Savanna Schnakenberg, of Camdenton, Missouri; the love of his life, Lorine Wood, of Climax Springs, Missouri; two step brothers, Randy McHenry of Kansas City, Kansas, and Jeff McHenry and wife Tracy, of Gardner, Kansas; along with aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Jeff was preceded in death by his father Thomas Tavis, and one brother Phillip Tavis.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment was in Hedges Cemetery in Camdenton, Missouri.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.hedgescottfuneralhomes.com

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


Diane Louise Dodge, 63
Diane Louise Dodge, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015, at her home. She was born May 1, 1952, in Versailles, the daughter of the late Lloyd Wilson Sinclair and Melva (Marriott) Sinclair.

Diane loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them.

She is survived by her children, Rich Williams of Versailles, Jamie Williams and wife Lindsay of Tipton and Lesley Coleman of Versailles; grandchildren, Justin Rea, Jordan Williams, Kyrsten Williams, Coby Williams, Ryder Williams, Macen Mannering, Cooper Dority, Braxton Coleman, Clayton Coleman, Harley Coleman and Weston Coleman; her fiancé, Neal Brewer of the home and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Sinclair.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 14, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Mike Homan officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.


William Wesley “Rusty” Dinkins, 59
William Wesley “Rusty” Dinkins, of Versailles, passed away Friday, July 10, 2015, at his home. He was born September 26, 1955, in Kodiak, Alaska, a son of the late James D. and Doris M. (Gibson) Dinkins.

On November 19, 1983, in Versailles, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Joyce Dinkins.

Rusty enjoyed spending time gardening and raising chickens. Most of all, he loved his family and especially loved his grandsons.

In addition to his wife, Joyce, he is survived by his son, James Randall Dinkins, currently serving in the United States Army stationed in Kuwait; his daughter, Molly Marie Dinkins of the home; two grandsons, William Colton Dinkins and Jesse James Dinkins both of the home; his brothers, Jim Dinkins and wife Ellie of Wyoming, John Dinkins and wife Marsha of Tuscumbia and Tom Dinkins and wife Andrea of Oregon; his sister, Donna Marple and husband Alex of Versailles and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Rick Dinkins.

There are no memorial 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.
 

Published 7-8-15
Ole Dean Engelson, 80
Ole Dean Engelson, son of Ole and Gerda Dahlen Engelson, was born, August 20, 1934 in Niobrara, Nebraska. He passed away Monday, June 22, 2015, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri at the age of eighty years, ten months and two days.

On December 15, 1956 in Yankton, South Dakota, he was united in marriage to Winona Adeline “Dollie” Stegman and to this union two sons were born. Together they shared fifty-seven years of marriage before her passing on January 18, 2014.

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his sons, Ole Engelson and wife Sheilah of Fredericksburg, Virginia and Ben Engelson of Camdenton, Missouri; three granddaughters, Cassie Dulaney, Jacquelyn Johnston and Erika Engelson; two great-grandsons, Wyatt Dulaney and Gannon Wade Dulaney; a brother, Richard Engelson and wife Marilyn of Creston, Iowa and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Ole was raised in Nebraska and graduated high school there. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He attended Norfolk Teachers College and UMKC for his Masters degree. He did research all over Nebraska and Colorado.

Ole was a member of the Masonic Lodge, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a Scout Master for Boy Scouts. He loved owls and enjoyed watching hunting shows. He collected owl and geese figurines.

In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, especially white bass. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed hunting Canadian geese.

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

Funeral services were held Monday, June 29, 2015 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial with military honors followed in Allee Memorial Gardens, Camdenton.

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

Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton is assisting the family with arrangements.


Charles J. “Sonny” Turner, 78
Charles J. “Sonny” Turner, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015, at his home. He was born December 20, 1936, in Bates County, Missouri, a son of the late John Benjamin and Caddie Mae (Wicks) Turner.

On October 27, 1956, in Appleton City, Missouri, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Janice (Chadwick) Turner.

Charles was an active member of the Sunrise Beach First Baptist Church.

His favorite hobbies included, gardening, fishing, hunting and teaching others how to water ski.

In addition to his wife, Janice, he is survived by his daughters, Linda Curd and husband Ron of Independence, Missouri and Darla Mondragon of Kansas City, Missouri; five grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; his sisters, Loretta Yingst of Lemitar, New Mexico and Deloris Brewer of Independence, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Connie Jo Turner, his brother, Wesley Turner and his sisters, Dorothy Leonard, Eva Allen, Louise Lunsford, Jessie Titus and Nevaleen Cox.

A celebration of Charles’ life was held Wednesday, July 1, at the Sunrise Beach First Baptist Church. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Sunrise Beach First Baptist Church. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.


Torrance Javon Chatman, 27
Torrance Javon Chatman, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away on Friday June 26, in Osage Beach Missouri.

Torrance was born in Kansas City, Kansas on September 1st, 1987 to Veronica Chatman and Terrance Massey.

Torrence is survived by his daughter Shaunte Chatman and her mother Sadie Cagel, his Great Grandparents Charles and Eva Spratt, grandmother Lillian Jackson, mother Veronica Chatman, father Terrence Massey, “Momma Donna” mom Donna Massey, his sisters Tierra Massey, Waynell Massey, and Mercedes Massey and brothers Terrence Massey Jr, Anthony Chatman, Devon Massey, and Brandon Lee.

Also, his many nieces and nephews Malachi, Travari, Taliyah, Josiah, Terriah, and Dominique.

Torrance had many accomplishments in life but was well known from his outstanding performance at his home away from home Outback Steakhouse. Torrance was such an inspiration to many. His smile, could light up a room.

He was an exceptional father to his “Pride and Joy” Shaunte. We ask that you please take a second to pray for her as he is irreplaceable to her.

Services were held July 1, 2015 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home Osage Beach, MO.

Body to be cremated after the service per family wishes.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.hedgescottfuneralhomes.com

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


Carolyn Louise Oshel, 73
Carolyn Louise Oshel, daughter of Lloyd Kermit and Lorena Pearl Strickland Klamm, was born, December 24, 1941 in Edgerton, Kansas. She passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of seventy-three years, six months and four days.

She is survived by her children, Tim Oshel and friend Michelle Watkins of Republic, Missouri, Brenda Weir and husband Ken of Camdenton, Missouri, Bart Oshel and wife Annie of Camdenton, Missouri, Teresa Oshel of Eldon, Missouri and Holly Oshel of Camdenton, Missouri; ten grandchildren, Eric Oshel, Jennifer Oshel, Brittany Oshel, Kary Miller, Kira Miller, Austin Oshel, Sammi Oshel, Sherri Oshel, Julie Oshel and Karl Oshel; a great-grandson, Oliver Oshel; two sisters, Mary Pritchard of Edgerton, Kansas and Evelyn Summers of Olathe, Kansas; a sister-in-law, Maxine Klamm of DeSoto, Kansas and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Carl Klamm and two brothers-in-law, Dale Pritchard and Bill Summers.

Carolyn was raised in the Edgerton and Garner areas of Kansas and was a graduate of Edgerton High School. She moved to Camden County in 1970.

She began working at Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital which later became Lake Regional Hospital. She was the thirteenth employee hired there and retired in October of 2014 after thirty–six years of service.

Carolyn loved her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Time spent with her family was precious to her.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt and a caring neighbor and friend. She touched many lives and her memory will linger on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial followed in Laughlin Cemetery, Camdenton.

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

Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton is assisting the family with arrangements.


Gearldean Hibdon, 73
Gearldean Hibdon, of Independence, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Lee’s Summit Medical Center. She was born January 7, 1942, in Versailles, a daughter of the late Earnest and Evadean (Marriott) Adams.

On April 15, 1966, in Gravois Mills, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Kenneth D. Hibdon.

In addition to Kenneth, she is survived by her daughters, Diana Pierson and husband Bill, Deborah Tronstad and fiancé Joe Rines and Pam Davis all of Independence, Missouri; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her sisters, Mary Baker and husband Lonnie of Independence, Missouri, Erma Silvey and husband Gary of Versailles, Missouri and Ruth Cyphert of St. Joseph, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Melvin Adams.

Graveside services and interment was held Friday, July 3, in the Versailles Cemetery with Pastor Bill Pierson officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to the National Kidney Foundation.

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 7-1-15
Susan Diane Hatfield Dean, 55
Susan Diane Hatfield Dean, of Gravois Mills, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. She was born September 16, 1959, in Kansas City, Kansas, a daughter of the late Elza Norvin and Goldie Eloise (Ball) Hatfield.

Susan was an avid sports fan. She also enjoyed nature including gardening flowers, landscaping, feeding and watching her birds and wildlife.

Susan had a special love for children, always offering her sincere advice and generosity. She championed for the underprivileged. Susan generously donated time promoting the Concerns of Police Survivors organization “COPS” fundraisers.

Her special bond with the COPS organization was fostered out of love and respect for her father Elza, who had a long career with Kansas City area police departments.

She is survived by her life partner spouse of fourteen years, Mark Shellenberg of the home; her dogs, Brooklyn, Buddy, Charlie and Barney; her cats, Mangee, Homer, Slugger, Momma Cat, Gray Kitty and Mrs. Condit and many friends.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Elza and Goldie Hatfield, her brothers, John N. Hatfield and James L. Hatfield and her sister, Vicky Jo Hatfield.

Susan, your beautiful smile, caring personality, and unselfish generosity will eternally remain in the hearts of your friends and family.

A celebration of Susan’s life was held Saturday, June 20, at the Indian Rock Golf Club House Pub and Restaurant, Laurie, Mo.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Susan D. Dean Memorial Fund care of Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com


Susanna E. Garber, 98
Susanna E. Garber, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born August 5, 1916, on her family’s farm outside of Versailles, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Susan (Badertscher) Aeschbacher.

On February 1, 1942, at the Versailles United Methodist Church, she was united in marriage to Raymond C. Garber. They have shared the last seventy-three years together.

Susanna was active in many organizations throughout the Versailles, Laurie, Gravois Mills and Sunrise Beach communities. She was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Versailles Chapter 410 where she served as Past Matron.

She was an avid sports fan. She enjoyed watching Missouri basketball and Cardinals and Royals baseball. In addition, she and Ray never missed an event in which her grandchildren participated.

Susanna cherished many things throughout her life. Along with Ray, the couple had a passion for travel, and ventured throughout the United States to visit forty-nine of the fifty states. Her favorite retreat was Alaska. The two always drove, making their fifth adventure to the extreme northwest in their eighties.

Active in her community, Susanna loved to visit with people. She had a genuine heart that spoke of her love of people and community through her faith in God. Her witty, sharp humor was complemented by her determined spirit. Susanna believed in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a quiet, unselfish benefactor in many ways to help her family achieve their aspirations.

Susanna attended Providence school and later graduated from Versailles High School in 1935. This year marked her 80th class reunion. After working for various industries and traveling with Ray through the Air Force, Susanna became an integral part of forming Kidwell-Garber, Inc.

As a licensed funeral director, she was at Ray’s side as they took ownership of Kidwell Funeral Home. Her vision helped expand to serve more of the lake area. In 1979, the Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel and Garber Memorial Estates was developed, perpetuating a legacy that remains within the business and her family.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her most cherished times were those spent with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond, of the home; her children, Sue Akin and Gary Garber both of Versailles; her grandchildren, Suzanne Hall and husband Corey of Versailles, Nathan Garber and wife Michelle of Versailles, Landon Akin of Osage Beach and Michael Garber and wife Shannon of Versailles; her great-grandchildren, Ila Garber, Ethan Garber, Landri Hall, Rose Garber, Matthew Garber and Pearl Garber all of Versailles; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Meredith Garber, her sister, Lois “Joy” Metzker and her son-in-law, Larry Akin.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 10, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and entombment followed in the Versailles Cemetery with Suzanne Hall, Nathan Garber, Landon Akin, Michael Garber, Brian Graber and Mark Graber serving as casketbearers.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Versailles United Methodist Church or the Bethel Mennonite Church. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of her family: Ray, Sue, Gary, Suzanne, Nathan, Landon and Michael at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.


Carl Leo Eidson, 60
Carl Leo Eidson, son of Silas Sterling and Elsie Pearl Hollandsworth Eidson, was born, June 3, 1955 in Macks Creek, Missouri. He passed away, Monday, June 8, 2015, in his home, Macks Creek, Missouri at the age of sixty years and five days.

On April 30, 1977 in Camdenton, Missouri he was united in marriage to Debra Sue Eidson and to this union two children were born. Together they shared thirty-eight years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his father; a brother Ronald Lee Eidson and a sister Mary Katherine Eidson.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Sue Eidson of the home; his children, Charles Lee Eidson and friend Paula Murphy and Carlyn Sue Arnold and husband David all of Macks Creek, Missouri; his grandchildren, Trenton, Jordan and Tayler; his mother, Elsie Pearl Curnutt of Rogersville, Missouri; two brothers, Jess Eidson and wife Tamie and Harold Eidson and wife Pam all of Urbana, Missouri and a sister Sheila Wright and friend Dave Peachey of Rogersville, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Carl was a lifelong resident of Camden County, Missouri. He was truck driver all of his working life. He had been employed with High Brothers Lumber Company for eighteen years and was currently employed with Camden County Road and Bridge.

Carl was saved when he was fifteen years old while sitting in his grandma’s doorway while a prayer meeting was being held.

He was a faithful member of Myetta Missionary Baptist Church. He was an Ordained Minister and his church and church family were both very important to him.

In his spare time Carl loved horses and spending time with the Saddle Club. He would sit on his deck and watch the wildlife as they would put on shows for him.

The thing Carl loved most though was time spent with his wife, kids and grandkids. He was a devoted husband, dad and papa.

Carl had a dream to go see the mountains in Colorado. That dream came true in April as they went to Estes Park, Colorado and he was able to see God’s handy work in all of its glory.

He touched more lives than we will ever know as he was a loving husband, dad, papa, son, brother and a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate his life and his accomplishments and will treasure the memories he created for his family and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Myetta Missionary Baptist Church, Camdenton, Missouri . Burial followed in Myetta Cemetery, Camdenton.

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

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

Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton is assisting the family with arrangements.


John Shaffer Hayde, 67
John Shaffer Hayde, son of John C. and Karla Shafer Hayde, was born, June 15, 1947 in Independence, Missouri. He passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2014, in his home, Climax Springs, Missouri at the age of sixty-seven years.

On December 7, 1996 he was united in marriage to Shirley Ann DeYoung Tesch. Together they shared nineteen years of marriage until his passing.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Marilyn Nixon.

Survivors include; his wife, Shirley Hayde of Naples, Florida; his son Mark Hayde and wife Jenni of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; two grandchildren, Alex and Eva Hayde; two sisters, Sue Johnson of Raytown, Missouri and Ann Daughty of Raytown, Missouri and a brother-in-law, Richard Nixon of Kansas City, Missouri.

John was raised in Independence, Missouri. He graduated from Independence High School in 1967. After graduation he served proudly in the U.S. Army in the 321st Trans Company. After being honorably discharged he moved back to the Kansas City area for a number of years. While in Kansas City he founded J2 Printing in 1977 and retired in 2012. John had a passion and love for printing.

In his spare time he enjoyed printing, spending time with family and friends, and he never met a stranger. John had a very outgoing personality.

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

A celebration of John’s life was held at Saturday, June 13, 2015 at their home in Climax Springs.

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

Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton is assisting the family with arrangements.
 

Published 6-24-15
Gwendolyn Maurine Lovgren, 83
Gwendolyn Maurine Lovgren, daughter of Charles Lawton and Wylladene Helen Onion Crowley, was born, August 16, 1931 in Soldier, Kansas. She passed away Monday, June 8, 2015, in Windsor Estates Care Center, Camdenton, Missouri at the age of eighty-three years, nine months and twenty-three days.

On December 31, 1950 in Topeka, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Noble Oscar Lovgren and to this union two children were born. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last December.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Noble Lovgren of Camdenton, Missouri; a son, Charles Lovgren and wife Patty of Wichita, Kansas; a daughter, Debbie Blume and husband Robert of Fayetteville, Arkansas; two grandsons, Jeff Lovgren and wife Jennifer of Wichita, Kansas and Andy Blume and wife Andrea of Fayetteville, Arkansas; a great-granddaughter, Ava Blume; a sister, Marilyn Miley of Plainfield, Illinois and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Gwen was a twenty-year plus employee of Southwestern Bell in Wichita, Kansas. She retired in 1975 and moved to the Lake of the Ozarks. She worked for more than thirty years at Cellular Connections in Camdenton and retired there in May of 2014

In her spare time, she enjoyed doing crafts, especially crocheting and needle work. She had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening. Most of all, time spent with family and friends brought her joy.

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

A memorial service was held Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date in Kansas.

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

Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton is assisting the family with arrangements.


Robert John Heser, 57
Robert John Heser, son of Robert Kenneth and Elizabeth Ann Aldrich Heser, was born, September 5, 1957 in Cherokee, Iowa. He passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of fifty-seven years, nine months and eight days.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth Heser of Camdenton, Missouri; two sisters, Julie Wares of Newton, Iowa and Mary Dunn of Morro Bay, California; a brother, Tom Heser of Johnston, Iowa; two nieces; two nephews and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Robert was a received a Doctorate of Podiatry and practiced Podiatric Medicine in Denver, Colorado for several years.

A memorial service was held Thursday, June 18, 2015 in St. George Episcopal Church, Camdenton.

Memorial donations may be made to St. George Episcopal Church.

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

Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton is assisting the family with arrangements.


Jeffery Bruce Jarvis, 61
Jeffery Bruce Jarvis passed away on June 13, 2015 at his home of Lebanon, Missouri with his true love by his side. He was preceded in death by his sister, Rhonda Bay and his son-in-law, Paul Coverdale.

Jeff is survived by many family and loved ones, including: the love of his life, Denise Ferguson, of Lebanon, Missouri - along with her daughters, Victoria Delamar, of Virginia Beach, Virginia (and her children - Aiden and Faith) and Megan Jackson, of Lebanon, Missouri (along with her husband Ben and her children, Kaylynn and Benjamin Junior).

Jeff is proceeded in death by his family, including: his father and mother, Ronald Bruce and Ina Jarvis of Pevely, Missouri; his son, Joshua Bruce Jarvis (along with his wife Gina Jarvis and their children, Michael and Penny) of Saint Charles, Missouri; his daughter, Jennifer Coverdale (along with her daughters: Mackenzie, Emma, Kiera and Kylie) of Mascoutah, Illinois; his brother, Rick Jarvis (along with his wife Penny and their children, Samantha and Jake) of Pevely, Missouri; his sister, Kerry Jarvis of Pevely, Missouri (along with her children, Emily and Andrew and her five grandchildren); his sister Jena Green (along with her children, Michael and Kristin) of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; his nephew, Joe Bay; his niece, Elizabeth Bay of Desoto, Missouri and multiple other family members and friends.

Jeff was born in Tampa, Florida on December 31, 1953 while his father was serving active duty in the United States Air Force. Jeff followed in his father's footsteps, joining the United States Air Force in 1972. While there, Jeff received his training as a Dental Laboratory Specialist.

Jeff helped make millions of smiles during his 43 year career in the dental industry. He opened his own business in 2014, the Jarvis Dental Lab, in Lebanon, Missouri. He was a master craftsman in the art of making dentures, partials and other dental appliances. He was so dedicated to making the perfect smile that he even worked on the same day he was first hospitalized for the illness that eventually took his life.

Jeff was a member of the Viking at the Nex-Door Bar and Grill for almost 20 years. On Friday that was his favorite place to hang out. Jeff also had acting roles in several movies, including: Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Escape from New York and a few others.

On his acting experiences, he said he left a hundred dollar a day job to make twenty five and had the time of his life.

Jeff was so proud of his children and their accomplishments. He told everyone he met about them. He shared his children and grandchildren with Denise Ferguson for 13 years. Between them, 4 children and 10 grandchildren visited their home in Lebanon, Missouri to fill it with laughter and love.

Jeff lived his life with gusto. He always had a song to sing, whether he was riding: horses, the lawn mower, his motorcycle, tractor or in his truck. He told us “my goal is to spread happiness around me by making others smile”. The heavens are smiling bright on your soul now Jeff. We will miss you.

Family has planned a Memorial Service at the First Baptist Church of Horine in Pevely, Missouri on June 28th, 2015 at 2 p.m. A local memorial will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider the needs of the family left behind in the Lebanon home.

Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com

Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton is assisting the family with their arrangements.


Christopher Ryan Dickerson, 31
Christopher Ryan (Chris) Dickerson, of Camdenton, Missouri, died Thursday, June 18, 2015 at his home in Camdenton.

Chris was born March 28, 1984 in Gretna, Louisiana, the son of Terry and Sharon (Bowlas) Dickerson.

Chris worked as a sales clerk at Jacks Sporting Goods in Camdenton.

He is survived by his parents Terry and Sharon Dickerson of Camdenton, Missouri; paternal grandparents Jack and Machir Dickerson of Camdenton, Missouri; paternal grandparents Carl and Lorene Bowlas of Camdenton, Missouri; his brother Aaron Dickerson of Camdenton, Missouri; his sisters Deannah Dickerson of Cape Coral, Florida and Jaclyn Dickerson of Camdenton, Missouri; his niece Ashley Bass and nephews Angel Dickerson, Terrance Dickerson and A.J. Camarillo; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral Services were held Monday, June 22, 2015 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

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

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