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 9-3-14

Robert E. “Bob” McClure, 96
Robert E. “Bob” McClure, of Roach, Missouri, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Bob was born October 5, 1917, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Fred and Bess J. (Winters) McClure.

He was united in marriage August 8, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri to Betty Mason, and together they shared 68 years of marriage until his death.

Bob was drafted into the military in 1941 and proudly served in the United States Air Force for twelve years. He was one of five brothers serving the military simultaneously during WWII. Bob loved his time in the Air Force where he served as a Flight Instructor, training on the B-17 and the B-29.

During one of his many training mission flights while stationed in Roswell, New Mexico, Bob was eyewitness to the first atomic bomb detonated for testing; something he said he would never forget.

After being honorably discharged, Bob made a career in the Financial Department of GM Motors. Through his employment with GM, Bob and Betty lived in several locations including Kansas City, Missouri, Detroit, Michigan, Van Nuys, California, Oakland, California, Toledo, Ohio, and Janesville, Wisconsin.

Each time the family relocated, they easily made friends as their priorities were to find a good church, and good school, in that order. Bob retired from GM in 1972 after 27 years of employment.

Bob had always promised Betty he would bring her back home, and having visited the Lake of the Ozarks area before there was a lake, they decided to put roots down in Roach, Missouri, and retired there full time in 1974.

In recent years, Bob was an active member of First Baptist Church of Camdenton, Missouri where he faithfully attended. He was a giving, caring, loyal and true friend and a man of integrity who was true to his word.

He was a true “people person” who enjoyed having conversations with friends as well as a total stranger. More than anything, Bob loved his family dearly and his greatest joy was spending time with them.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Betty; one son Jim McClure and wife, Jackie, of Edwardsville, Illinois; two sisters, Helen Boyd and husband, Bill, of Independence, Missouri, and Peggy Brown and husband, Dave, of Roach, Missouri; one grandson Steven McClure and one great-granddaughter Alexis McClure; one sister-in-law, Martha Tucker of Raytown, Missouri; along with several nieces and nephews, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Bess McClure; his brothers Herb, Melvin, Richard, Norman, and Billy and his sister Betty Hammonds.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment with full military honors will follow at Roach Cemetery, in Roach, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to Lamb House of Camdenton, or First Baptist Church Camdenton Building Fund.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

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


Mashell B. Atkisson, 58
Mashell B. Atkisson, of Kaiser, Missouri passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at her home in Kaiser.

Mashell was born October 13, 1955 in Orlando, Florida. She was the daughter of James and Betty Lee (Varner) Atkisson.

Mashell was a hair dresser and had worked in the Columbia, Kansas City and Osage Beach areas. She collected antiques, and enjoyed riding her motor scooter. More than anything, Mashell loved her family dearly, and was especially close to her grandmother Gertrude.

Mashell attended First Family Worship Center in Osage Beach.

Mashell is survived by her children, Troy Lee Atkisson of Columbia, Missouri, and Natasha Everage of Osage Beach, Missouri; her brother, Thomas D Atkisson of Osage Beach, Missouri; her sisters Teresa Atkisson of Holt’s Summit, Missouri and Cindy Harmon of Hartsburg, Missouri; her step- sisters Becki Willenbrink of St Louis, Missouri, and Kim Talarchyk of Clearwater, Florida; three grandchildren; her parents, James Atkisson and wife Jerry of Osage Beach, Missouri and Betty Varner of Eldon, Missouri; and her ex-husband/best friend Ollen Coleman of Osage Beach, Missouri.

Celebration of Life Services were held Wednesday August 27, 2014, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage 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 Osage Beach, Missouri.


Leonard Virgil Shepard, 85
Leonard Virgil Shepard, of Climax Springs, MO formerly of Belton, MO passed away August 21, 2014.

Leonard was born Feb. 18, 1929 in Benton Co. MO to Stephan and Odessa Cary Shepard. He was an Army Korean War Veteran. Leonard was a tech for AT&T for 30 yrs retiring in 1987.

He was twice past Commander for VFW Post 8220, a member of Elks, Eagles and Life Member of VFW and American Legion.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, former wife and best friend, Darlene Shepard Middleton, four brothers and great granddaughter, Kelsey Hardee.

He is survived by son, Randy and wife, Connie Shepard of Camdenton MO; sister Minerva Pryne of Lone Jack MO; three grandchildren, Kiley Riddle, Matthew Shepard and Donald Shepard; 6 great grandchildren, Jackson, Bradley, Skylar and Giana Shepard and Dylan and Jacob Riddle.

Visitation will be 12-1 p.m. with funeral service following at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3 at McGilley & George Funeral Home in Belton, MO.

Burial will be in the Belton Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Wounded Warriors.

Condolences may be left at www.mcgilleygeorgebelton.com

Arrangements are being done by McGilley & George Funeral Home 611 Chestnut, Belton MO. (816-322-2995)


Frank H. Frandsen, 81
Frank H. Frandsen, of Kaiser, Missouri, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Frank was born in Ballwin, Missouri on October 8, 1932 to Julius and Marian Frandsen. He was united in marriage to Audrey M. Mauer on June 4, 1960. Together they shared 54 years of marriage until his death.

Frank is survived by his wife Audrey of the home; son Scott and wife, Cheryl, of Camdenton, Missouri, daughter Sherl of Jefferson City, Missouri, son Stuart and wife, Renee, of Kaiser, Missouri; granddaughter Dr. Erin Frandsen of Union, Missouri; grandson Eric Frandsen of Camdenton, Missouri; brother Vaughn Frandsen and wife, Leola of Ballwin, Missouri; sister Betty Schmidt and husband, Bill, of Prescott, Arizona; and brother Bob Frandsen of Eureka, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents Julius and Marian Frandsen; one brother Paul Frandsen and one sister Elsie Rekart.

Frank served in the Navy during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1955. Frank moved to the lake area in 1960 and began a long and distinguished career in public service.

Frank served as one of the first alderman for the City of Lake Ozark when the city was incorporated. He served for over 35 years on the Lake Ozark Fire Department.

Frank served in many capacities for the fire department. He was the Fire Chief when the department became a Fire Protection District in 1976; he served as the district’s first full time Fire Marshal and was known and respected throughout the state fire service community.

Frank worked for many years at the LO Gas Company and later owned and operated his own metal fabrication and welding company that manufactured fire apparatus and other items.

In his spare time Frank enjoyed working on old cars, refinishing antique fire apparatus and toys, working around the house, working in his shop and spending time with his beloved dog Buddy. Frank was a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.

Celebration of Life was Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to Magic Dragon Pipes and Drums In Memory of Frank Frandsen.

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.


Lena Pearl Walters, 85
Lena Pearl Walters, daughter of Floyd Laverne and Fay Lena Daniels Dodd, was born, March 28, 1929 in Kansas City, Missouri. She passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014, in Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility, Bolivar, Missouri at the age of eighty-five.

She was married to John F. Smith and to this union four children were born. She was later married to Donald D. Walters and they had two children.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Vickie Cline; two grandsons, Isaac Duncan and James Smith; a brother, Guy “Bubby” Dodd and two sisters, Rosemary Stanley and Martha Anderson.

Survivors include her children, John Smith and wife Linda of Climax Springs, Missouri, Ronnie Smith and wife Diana of Avery, Missouri, Dixie Moppin and husband Larry of Climax Springs, Missouri, Davy Walters and wife Barbara of Bolivar, Missouri and Angie Duncan and husband John of Climax Springs, Missouri; a son-in-law, Francis Cline of Edwards, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Gale “Tuffy” Dodd and wife Karole of Warsaw, Missouri; three sisters, Sharon Smith and husband Joe of Kansas City, Kansas, Donna Rhodes and husband Howard of Climax Springs, Missouri and Beverly Carter and husband Roy of Kansas City, Kansas and a brother-in-law, Donal Anderson and wife Virginia of Kansas City, Kansas.

Cupie was raised in Kansas City and moved to Climax Springs when she was sixteen. In her early twenties, she owned and operated Climax Springs Hotel and Restaurant. She later ran a restaurant out of her home. She volunteered at the Southern Missouri Pentecostal Church of God Campground.

Lena Pearl had been a member of Pearson Branch Pentecostal Church of God, Ozark Bethel Chapel Assembly of God and Climax Springs Assembly.

Funeral services were held Friday, August 29, 2014 in Ozark Bethel Chapel Assembly of God under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial followed in Climax Springs Cemetery, 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 8-27-14

Leta Fay Chadwick, 52
Leta Fay Chadwick, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014, at her home. She was born November 1, 1961, in Columbia, Missouri, a daughter of Lon and Marie (Burnett) Chadwick.

Fay enjoyed reading, collecting elephant relics and growing various kinds of house plants. Most of all, she loved spending time with her son, Joseph.

She is survived by her son, Joseph Monahan of the home; her mother, Marie Chadwick of Versailles; her siblings, Millie Barton of Centertown, Missouri, Cleo Chadrick of Versailles, Missouri, Carroll Burnett and wife Letha of Bates City, Missouri, Merty Stevenson of Versailles, Missouri, Phyllis Chadwick of Versailles, Missouri, Sanda Roberson and husband Dave of Versailles, Missouri and Dobbie Chadwick and wife Cathy of Versailles, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lon Chadwick and a brother, Darrell Lon Chadwick.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 18, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Gene Burnett officiating.

Graveside services and interment followed at the Chaney Chapel Cemetery in Stover.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home 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.


Wallace “Bud” Kidder, 85
Wallace “Bud” Kidder, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014, at his home. He was born February 25, 1929, in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of the late Carl and Rose Kidder.

On October 16, 1954, in Omaha, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Beverly (Hill) Kidder.

Bud was a United States Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict.

He worked for Union Pacific Railroad and later was a salesman for Brachs Candy Company until his retirement. Bud had a passion for woodworking and enjoyed spending time as a craftsman of the trade.

He was a member of the Kent Memorial Lutheran Church in Sunrise Beach.

In addition to his wife Beverly, he is survived by his children, Sandra Carol Lucks and husband Paul of Denver, Colorado, Kathy Kay Engstrom and husband Gary of Omaha, Nebraska, Jay Christopher Kidder and wife Deb of Plymouth, Wisconsin and Tracy Ann Kidder of Omaha, Nebraska; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Dee Hariman.

A celebration of Bud’s life was held Saturday, August 23, at the Kent Memorial Lutheran Church in Sunrise Beach, with a pot luck lunch following the service at Noon.

Graveside services and interment will be held at a later date in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Omaha.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kent Memorial Building Fund or to the Kent Memorial Music and Worship Fund.

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.


Howard Gene Foxworthy, 79
Howard Gene Foxworthy, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. He was born June 23, 1935, in Morgan County, a son of the late James and Montie (Dowell) Foxworthy.

In June of 1966, in Kansas City, Missouri, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Clara (Wilson) Foxworthy.

Howard loved trucking and hauled cattle for many years. When he wasn’t driving his truck, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He expressed his religion through the Baptist faith.

In addition to his wife, Clara, he is survived by his step-son, Donald Wright and wife Bessie of Versailles, Missouri; son, Cody Jeffries of Versailles, Missouri; daughter, Tina Hibdon of Louisville, Kentucky; four grandchildren; brothers, Aubrey Foxworthy and wife Martha of High Point, Missouri and Jr. Foxworthy and wife Nina of Ulysses, Kansas; sister, Margaret Makepeace of Burlington, Kansas; sister-in-law, Margaret Ackley and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin brother, Harold Dean Foxworthy, brother, Alfred Foxworthy and his sisters, Francis Beckett and Ella Mae Stroble.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 25, 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.


Alice Grace Booker, 89
Alice Grace Booker, daughter of Jesse Clarence and Margaret Elizabeth Huffman Millward, was born, May 23, 1925 in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. She died Friday, August 22, 2014, in Macks Creek, Missouri at the age of eighty-nine years.

On March 8, 1948 in Paxton, Illinois, she was united in marriage to Christopher Booker.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Vivian Marie Rowland and two brothers, Clarence Jesse and Kenneth Lloyd Millward.

Survivors include her daughter, Margaret Letterman of Macks Creek, Missouri; the son she never had, Dannie Osborn and wife Kathy of Macks Creek, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Susan Sterling, Chuck Letterman, John Rowland, Jr., Fred Rowland, Mona Rickey, Arlene Wilkerson and Lillian Miller; fourteen great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Jane Marion of Gustine, California and Irene E. Finley of Nixa, Missouri and a brother, Wilmer Earl Millward of Beaver Creek, Ohio and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Grace was raised in Pennsylvania and after her marriage; they lived in California and other various places while her husband was in the military. They settled in Macks Creek in 1952. She worked as a maid for Lan-O-Lac Motel.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Macks Creek. She was a charter member of V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 5936 in Camdenton, Eastern Star Chapter 20 in Macks Creek and the American Legion.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home.

Graveside services and burial will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in Springfield National Cemetery, Springfield.

Memorial donations may be made to V.F.W. or Eastern Star 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.


Gretta Mae Denny, 74
Gretta Mae Denny, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Lake Regional Health System, Osage Beach, Missouri.

On March 23, 1972, Gretta was united in marriage to Densil Ray Denny.

She is survived by her husband, Densil, of the home; children, Debra Eidson and husband Carl, of Branch, Missouri, Joy Hufferd and husband Mike, of Macks Creek, Missouri, Joyce Ice and husband Lonnie, of Camdenton, Missouri, and Samuel Denny and wife Wendy, of Camdenton, Missouri; 16 grandchildren,10 ; great-grandchildren; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Gretta was born and raised on the family farm South of Camdenton. She was a graduate of Camdenton High School in the Class of 1958. She owned and operated Little Rascals Daycare for over thirty years until retiring to spend time with her family.

Following her marriage to Densil, Gretta moved to Camdenton and remained there until her passing.

Gretta was saved at an early age and was a lifelong member of the Myetta Missionary Baptist Church.

In her spare time, Gretta enjoyed working in her garden and tending to her flowers. She was very proud of her garden had won the “Most Beautiful Lawn” award from the Garden of the Month Club in Camdenton.

Her grandchildren were very important to her and she cherished the time spent with them.

Gretta was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt, and was a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate her life and accomplishments and will treasure the many wonderful memories she has left for us.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in the Myetta Missionary Baptist Church, Camdenton, Missouri. Burial will follow in the Myetta Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Myetta Cemetery and can be left at the church.

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

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

Published 8-20-14

James Albert Wallander, 74
James Albert “Jim” Wallander, passed from this life on Friday, August 8, 2014, at 9:35 AM at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Jim is the son of Jesse A. and Viola (Hutchinson) Wallander. He was born at their home in Decaturville, MO, on October 5, 1939.

He is survived by his wife Bettie of the home; his four children and their spouses; Debbie Price and her husband Rick of Roach, MO, Jimmy Dean Wallander and his friend Mindy of Camdenton, MO, Steve Jones and his wife Jill of Holiday Island, AR, and Timothy Wallander and his wife Beth of Webb City, MO; four brothers, Jerry Wallander and his wife Jackie of Decaturville, MO; Jack Wallander and his wife Judy of Decaturville, MO; Kenny Wallander of Camdenton, MO; and Randall Wallander and his wife Marsha of Roach, MO; six grandchildren and thirteen great-granchildren.

He also has two sisters, Brenda Tribble and her husband Darrel of Macks Creek, MO and Virginia Williams and her husband Jason of Lebanon, MO.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jeffrey.

Jim was saved as a teenager at Lebanon Baptist Church in Lebanon, MO. He finished ninth grade before starting work with his dad at the saw mill.

He married Faye Pulley on May 25, 1957 and they had two children, Debbie Sue and Jimmy Dean.

He married Bettie Jones on October 17, 1969 and they had two sons, Steve Jones and Timothy Wallander.

Bettie and Jim lived on the lake in Roach, MO for the past 12 years. He was happiest when fishing on his dock, hunting, or spending time with his family.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, August 13, at Ozark Memorial Cemetery, Joplin, MO, c/o Mason Woodard Funeral Home.

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.


Norma Jean Francis, 86

Norma Jean Francis, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born October 2, 1927, in San Bernardino, California, the daughter of the late Basil and Grace (O’Neal) Phillips.

She enjoyed volunteering at the Royal Theatre until she was no longer able, due to her health.

Her favorite hobbies included reading western genre books, completing crossword puzzles, quilting and embroidery work.

Norma Jean is survived by her son, Randy Francis of the home and her brother, Versal Kays of Moreno Valley, California and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Oliver Kays.

Funeral services were held Thursday, August 14, at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Gerald Hamlett officiating.

Graveside services and interment followed in the Greenmore Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Barnett.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or to the Morgan County Library for the purchase of large print books.

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.

Gerald W. Tarr Sr., 84
Gerald W. Tarr Sr., of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at his home.
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Gerald was born September 30, 1929, in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Carl and Lyda (Tuxhorn) Tarr.

Gerald attended both grade school and high school in Tovey, Illinois. He was married to Shirley Cline in 1949. She preceded him in death in 2000.

Gerald farmed for many years and later worked at Berry Fertilizer Company. He loved to travel, visit family and was an accomplished carpenter. He enjoyed his garden club and playing games with friends.

Gerald was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

In August 2001 he married Nellie Jo Hasselbring who survivors, along with his six children; Gerald W Tarr, Jr. of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Annette La Brecque and husband Bruce of Champaign, Ill, Deborah Tank of Springfield, Illinois, Rodney Tarr of Rochester, Illinois, Larry Tarr and wife Sue of Vero Beach, Florida, and Kathy Walker and husband Mark of Rochester, Illinois; four stepchildren, Kurt Hasselbring and wife Jeanie of Osage Beach, Missouri, Kris Hasselbring and wife Ann of Houston, Texas, Joy Bengles and husband Pete of Springfield, Illinois, and Jane Locasico and husband Phil of Springfield, Illinois, thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren; along with several other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Lyda Tarr; his sister Marcie Jacobs; his brother Carl Tarr; and granddaughters Rachel Tank and Allison Tarr.

Graveside service and burial was at Rochester Cemetery, in Rochester, Illinois on Thursday August 14, 2014.

Memorial donations are suggested to Christ the King Lutheran Church Building Fund or Hospice Compassus.

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.


Larry Wayne (Legs) Terry, 70
Larry Wayne (Legs) Terry, of Osage Beach, Missouri passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014 at Osage Beach Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Larry was born November 12, 1943 in Paragould, Arkansas, the son of William and Reba (Herren) Terry.

Larry was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was an avid tennis player and at one point was ranked 14th in the nation. Larry also traveled the country for dance competitions.

Larry lived life to the fullest; and he was the life of the party. More than anything, he loved spending time with his family.

Larry is survived by his wife, Linda of the home, two daughters; Tiffany MacMillan and husband Don, of O’Fallon, Missouri, Ashley Terry Mikles and husband Jake, of Linn Creek, Missouri, step- daughters; Kim Collison and husband Steve, of St. Charles, Missouri, Shelley Orf, of Ballwin, Missouri, step-sons; Rick Bockhoff and wife Marilyn, of St. Peters, Missouri, James Bockhoff and wife Amber, of O’Fallon, Missouri, and Ralph Krech, of St. Peters, Missouri; his sister, Sharon Terry; his grandchildren, Chase Kaczmarek, McKenzie MacMillan, Cole Kaczmarek, Kaden Harris, Kennidy Mikles, Tyler Krech, Samantha Krech, Katie Krech and Jacob Krech; and his Aunt Pansy Johnson of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, William and Reba Terry, one step-son Vincent Bockhoff and one brother, Joseph Terry.

Visitation was held Friday, August 15, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Additional visitation was Saturday, August 16, at Buchholz Math Herman Mortuary 837 Mid Rivers Mall Dr between Mexico & Willott in St. Peters, 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.


William Quillan Tatum
William Quillan Tatum, of Versailles, passed away on August 10, 2014. He was born April 20, 2014, in Jefferson City, the son of Matthew Sutton and Julia Tatum.

He is survived by his mother, Julia Tatum of the home; his father, Matthew Sutton of Raymore, Missouri; his sister, Darby Tatum of the home; maternal grandmother and grandfather, Celena Hancock and Donald Session of Versailles, Missouri; maternal grandfather and grandmother, Erin Tatum and Christine Camp of Springfield, Missouri; paternal grandfather and grandmother, Ray and Betty Sutton of Raymore, Missouri; maternal great-grandmother, Loise Robinett of Versailles, Missouri; maternal great-grandfather and grandmother, Bill Tatum and Julie Glennon of Springfield, Missouri and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were held Thursday, August 14 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Willie Mae Buckingham officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ronald McDonald House.

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.
 

Eliese Dolores Itzel Brown, 94
Eliese Dolores Itzel Brown, of Laurie, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. She was born June 18, 1920, in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of the late George A. and Margaret R. (Faulk) Itzel.

On June 12, 1943, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Govans, Maryland, she was united in marriage to Joseph A. Brown, Jr., who preceded her in death on May 6, 1999.

Eliese was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, the St. Patrick’s Guild, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, Elks Lodge Auxiliary 2705, Westlake Women’s Club, TWA Lakers and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher. She was known as “Prayer Lady” to the children of the parish.

She is survived by her sons, Joseph A. Brown III and wife Marcy of Gravois Mills, Missouri, George M. Brown and wife Mary of Kechi, Kansas, Christopher L. Brown and wife Denise of Chandler, Arizona, J. Richard Brown and wife Jeannie of Carlisle, Pennsylvania and Donald F. Brown and wife Brenda of Independence, Missouri; her daughter, Margaret E. “Peggy” Davis and husband John of Naples, Florida; fifteen grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; her daughter-in-law, Heidi Brown of Overland Park, Kansas and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Gerard K. Brown, her brother, George A. Itzel and twin infant grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, August 18, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie. Graveside services and interment followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lake Regional Health System ICU Step-Down Unit or to the Historic St. Patrick Catholic 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.
 

Published 8-13-14

Joyce Jane Caven, 71
Joyce Jane Caven, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at her residence.

Joyce was born March 21, 1943 in La Cygne, Kansas. She was the daughter of Elton and Mary (Major) Whitfill.

Joyce was married to JD Caven August 26, 1965 in Shawnee, Kansas. They raised two children, David and Jennifer.

Joyce was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Lake Ozark, Missouri. She was involved in several organizations including the Lake Area Choral, D.A.R., and P.E.O. Joyce loved singing and playing outdoor sports. Her greatest joy was her family.

Joyce is survived by her husband JD of the home; one son, David and his wife, Ann, of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Jennifer Zimmer and husband, Peter, of Tann, Germany; six grandchildren; two brothers, Scott Whitfill and wife, Carol, of Sunrise Beach and Steven Whitfill and wife, Debbie, of Enid, Oklahoma; along with several other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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.


Len Scott “Scotty” Green, 68
Len Scott “Scotty” Green, of Climax Springs, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 3:40 a.m. at his residence in Climax Springs.

Scotty was born April 29, 1946 in Lebanon, Missouri, the son of Earl and Jeraldine (Hensen) Green.

Scotty was united in marriage January 5, 1976 in Miami, Oklahoma to Martha Charlene Adamson and together they shared 38 years of marriage until his death.

Scotty had made a career as a cattle rancher and for a time had served the citizens of Camden County as Camden County Commissioner. He was also a “junk collector” and enjoyed going to various auctions.

Scotty loved spending time on his farm looking after things and enjoyed tinkering with mechanics. More than anything though, he loved his family dearly and enjoyed being around his kids and grandkids.

Scotty was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and a caring neighbor and friend who will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

Scotty is survived by his loving wife Martha, of the home; two sons, Kenny BeBee and wife Andrea, of Macks Creek, Missouri and Tony BeBee and wife Laurie, of Ridgedale, Missouri; one daughter, Lisa Vanos Draper and husband, Kirk, of Climax Springs, Missouri; one sister, Janee Williams of Macks Creek, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; several aunts, uncles and cousins and many friends.

Scotty was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Jeraldine Green and one son, Richard BeBee.

Funeral Services were Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Macks Creek, Missouri.

Interment followed at Macks Creek Cemetery, Macks Creek, 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.


David (Dave) William Orlandini, 68
David (Dave) William Orlandini, of Montreal, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 surrounded by his family at his home.

Dave was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 10, 1946, the son of Cecil and Alfa (Carmignani) Orlandini.

Dave attended St. Philip Basilica High School in Chicago, Illinois, graduating in 1965. He served in the United States Army from 1966-1968 and was a Vietnam Veteran.

Upon returning from the war, he worked for Pitney Bowes in Chicago, Illinois as a field service manager for 32 years until his retirement in 2001.

Dave spent his life post-retirement enjoying the things he loved the most; fishing with friends, and his children and grandchildren. Dave had a creative spirit and passed down his appreciation for the arts to his children and grandchildren.

He loved sharing good food and music with family and friends, especially at Willowe’s Bar and Grille in Linn Creek, Missouri, where he would spend much of his time watching his beloved Chicago Cubs.

Dave is survived by his children Kelly Martin and her husband Glenn, of Fort Worth, Texas; their children, Amy, Zack, Paige, and Austin; David L. Orlandini and his wife Katie, of Maryville, Tennessee; their children, Zack, Alexandra (Alex), and Ethan (Vinny); and Lena Krier of Cordova, Illinois and her husband Brian; their children, Abram and Jude; one brother Carl Orlandini (Diane) and one sister Judy Duran (Rich); along with many nieces and nephews and close friends.

Dave is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Alfa Orlandini.

Funeral Services were held Friday, August 8, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment with full Military Honors followed at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, 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.


Anna Belle Merriott Hickey, 74
Anna Belle Merriott Hickey, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.

She was born August 13, 1939, in Gravois Mills, Missouri a daughter of Curtis M. Hibdon and Freda May (Moore) Hibdon.

She was married March 28, 1954, to Darrel Dean Merriott in Versailles and he preceded her in death on September 9, 1983.

She then married Howard Hickey on October 10, 1986 and he preceded her in death on December 31, 2012.

Anna Belle lived all her life in the Versailles area. In 1978, she retired from Gerbes in Versailles after 25 years of service.

Anna Belle was an avid fisherman and especially loved fishing for crappie.

She is survived by a son, Danny Merriott and wife Lana of Versailles, Missouri; a daughter, Debby Stone and husband Howard of Eldon, Missouri; four grandchildren, Janelle (Tom) Howard of St. Peters, Missouri, Brad Merriott of St. Augustine, Florida, Todd (Annie) Stone of Ankeny, Iowa and Tara (Randy) Brownlee of Eldon, Missouri; two great-grandchildren, Ethan Worley and Hope Arabelle Brownlee; eight sisters, Joyce (Jim) Huff of Tipton, Missouri, Fay Tindle of California, Missouri, Yvonne Morgan of Edgar Springs, Missouri, Teresa Doyle of Tipton, Missouri, Sharon Richardson of Tipton, Missouri, Peggy Richardson of Tipton, Missouri, Brenda (Jim) Moore of Speed, Missouri and Tammy (David) Teeter of Montgomery City, Missouri; three brothers, Carl (Virginia) Hibdon of Tipton, Missouri, Wray (Bonnie) Hibdon of Syracuse, Missouri and Robert Richardson of Montgomery City, Missouri.

Her sister, Bobbi Kiesling, two infant sisters, a brother, Phillip Wayne Hibdon and two brothers-in-law, Glen Doyle and Bill Tindle all preceded her in death.

A visitation was held Friday, August 8, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles followed by a funeral service with Reverend Dinzel Webb officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.


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


Evelyn A. Morrison Zaneis, 93
Evelyn A. Morrison Zaneis, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born November 28, 1920, in Osawatomie, Kansas, the daughter of the late Clifford Earl and Mamie M. (Husky) Purinton.

On February 28, 1940, in Versailles, she was united in marriage to Lewis “Buck” Morrison, who preceded her in death on August 25, 1993.

Later, she married Jack Zaneis who preceded her in death on April 30, 2006.

Evelyn worked at Morrison’s Standard Station and later at Gerbes in Versailles.

Some of Evelyn’s favorite hobbies included listening to Jack play music, horseback riding, collecting what-knots, working in her yard and flower gardening. She was especially proud of her three wonderful Christian sons and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much.

She was a past member of the Versailles First Christian Church and currently a member of the Mt. Nebo Full Gospel Church in Versailles.

Evelyn is survived by her sons, Lewis “Buster” Morrison and wife Pat, Jerry Lee “Punky” Morrison and Larry Morrison all of Versailles; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her sister, Leona Bradshaw and her brother, Roy Purinton.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her brother, Roy Purinton.

A funeral service was held Sunday, August 10, at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastors Jim Kruse and Jay White officiating.

Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus. 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 8-6-14

Hilda Lucille Maupin, 102
Hilda Lucille Maupin, of Fortuna, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born January 3, 1912, in Miller County, a daughter of the late William and Myra (Maher) Brandt.

On March 30, 1929, in Linn Creek, she was united in marriage to Ivan O. Maupin, who preceded her in death on February 12, 1994.

Hilda was a member of the Fortuna Baptist Church and the Fortuna Senior Citizens. She enjoyed spending her time gardening and making quilts.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Marie Maupin of Fortuna; grandchildren, Darrel Maupin of Fortuna, Kathy Bentch and husband Dale of Versailles, Beth Merriott and husband Joe of Versailles and Linda Williams and husband Doug of Bonnots Mill, Missouri; five great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Eugene Maupin, her brothers, Louis Brandt and Bill Brandt, her sister, Pauline Banks and a niece, Ophelia Banks.

A private family graveside service and interment was held in the Newkirk Cemetery near Fortuna with Pastor Dale Bentch officiating. 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 J. White, 58
Randy J. White, of Osage Beach, Missouri passed away on March 23, 2014 at his residence.

He joined the United States Army and proudly his country until he retired in 1996 with the rank of Master Sergeant. He then retired from Civil Service in 2010.

Randy married Jodie White on May 23, 1996. Randy and Jodie shared a special love and always said to each other, “Love you more.”

Randy was a giver. He always had a comeback answer or a tease to your conversation. He loved the Lake, even though he could not swim even after trying to take swim lessons.

Randy would never answer Jodie’s questions right away. He would say the opposite of what she wanted to hear and act like she would not be upset.

Randy is survived by his wife Jodie of the home.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services were held on Saturday July 26, 2014, at Lake Memorial Garden Veterans Wall, Osage Beach, Missouri. Full Military Honors Zack Wheat Post 624.

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.


David A. Talley, 57
David A. Talley, of Laurie, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born July 11, 1957, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of the late Alonzo, Jr. and Ruby I. (Hedges) Talley.

On September 23, 1978, at the Lakeland Baptist Church in Sunrise Beach, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife of 35 years, Rebecca (Bloss) Talley.

David enjoyed hunting, shooting trap, playing his guitar and riding his motorcycle. Most importantly, he loved his grandbabies and enjoyed spending time with them.

In addition to his wife, Becky, he is survived by his daughters, Amy Talley of Laurie and Stacy Lear and husband Jason of Camdenton; four grandchildren, Thomas, Becca, Christopher, Truman and one due to be born in January; sisters, Patricia Johnson and husband David of Versailles and Denise Dennis and husband Ron of Gravois Mills and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Slavens.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 26, at the West Lake Christian Church in Laurie. Graveside services and interment followed in the Garber Memorial Estates Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Children’s Miracle Network 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 Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.


Larry Gene Marple, 76
Larry Gene Marple, of Versailles, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at his home. He was born February 1, 1938, in Versailles, a son of the late Claude and Olive (McCoy) Marple.

On November 7, 1959, in Versailles, he was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Huff, who preceded him in death on August 20, 2010.

Larry was a member of the West Union Baptist Church in Versailles. He was a hard worker and loved his family and spending time with them.

He is survived by his daughter, April S. Terry of Versailles; his sons, Alex Marple and wife Donna, Larry D. Marple and wife Mary and Michael Marple and wife Janice all of Versailles; fourteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one due to be born in November; his brother, Wayne Marple and wife Martha of Gravois Mills and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Shorty Marple and his son-in-law, Brian Terry.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 28, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Rod Campbell officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the West Union Baptist Church or to Hospice Compassus.

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.


Ronald R. Heckel, 77
Ronald R. Heckel, left this life on July 20, 2014 at 77 years of age. His surviving immediate family are his wife, June and mother Muriel of Four Seasons, MO; son, David (Susan) and grandchildren Noah and Sarah of Chapel Hill, NC; granddaughter Elsie of Florissant, MO; and sister Karen Klute of St. Louis, MO.

A memorial service was held at noon on Saturday, August 2 at Lake Ozark Christian Church, 1560 Bagnell Dam Blvd. Lake Ozark, MO. 65049 at which family and friends were invited to share what Ron meant to them. A luncheon reception followed the service.

Contributions to Lake Ozark Christian Church in Ron’s memory would be a fitting tribute and gratefully received.

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.


Gene Michael Grumbois, 29
Gene Michael Grumbois, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away on Saturday July 26, 2014 in Camdenton.

He is survived by his loving mother Tammy Horst; a brother, Zac Grumbois and his sister, Kazia Horst. Gene was a great son, brother, and friend.

He was always happy and smiling and went out of his way to make sure you were the same. He was a humble man that made everyone feel comfortable to be with.

He loved his family and friends more than himself, always putting you first.

Gene was a hard worker with a passion to be in the water. His passion turned into his occupation when he became a certified diver.

He worked throughout the country building docks and finally settled down back at the place he loved, Lake of the Ozarks.

We thank God for blessing us with Gene and feel grateful for the time we spent together. He will be missed but never forgotten. We send our love with him and look forward to the day we reunite.

Celebration of Life Services were held Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home Camdenton with comments from friends and family.

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.


John Thomas McCrory, 92
John Thomas McCrory, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Osage Beach Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Osage Beach, Missouri.

John was born in Old Linn Creek, Missouri on January 2, 1922, the son of John Steven and Maude (Ezard) McCrory.

John attended Kemper Military School in Boonville, Missouri, and later went on to graduate from college in 1941. He enlisted in the United States Army in October of 1942 where he served with the Army Engineers during World War II then served in North Africa for 18 months. John held rank of Sergeant upon being honorably discharged on January 11, 1946.

John was united in marriage to Rosalie Bennett on October 20, 1944 in Harrison Arkansas, who preceded him in death April 5, 1998. John and Rosalie had one daughter Jonalie Weddle who also preceded him in death in August 2001.

John was a well known businessman who owned and operated McCrory Ford Sales and McCrory Chevrolet and Oldsmobile Dealerships in Lebanon and Camdenton.

He also owned a Ben Franklin Dime Store, McCrory United Super Grocery Store, and an ice cream shop in the McCrory Shopping Center located in Camdenton.

John and Rosalie were also the first owners of the White House in Lake Ozark, Missouri, a Lake of the Ozarks Icon.

John was a past member of the First National Bank Board and had served the people of Camden County as Camden County Collector for 16 years.

John was an active member of several organizations including Linn Creek Lodge 152, where he received his 50 year Mason pin, Abou Ben Adhem Temple- Shriners, Scottish Rite Free Masonry, Lake of the Ozarks Shrine Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and a 68 year member of the Elks Lodge.

John was a member of Camdenton Community Christian Church.

John is survived by his grandchildren Jerilie Humbard and her husband, Dexter, of Camdenton, Missouri; his great-grandson, Justin Humbard of Camdenton; his great-granddaughter Jaimie DeGuire of Camdenton; one sister, Mildred Lewis of the state of Florida; along with other relatives and friends.

John was a generous person; always willing to help people in need. His greatest joy was his family.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri, with Masonic Services at 10:45.

Reverend Brad Edwards will be officiating,

Interment was at Dale Blair Cemetery in Camdenton.

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.
 

Published 7-30-14

Walter W. “Buck” Draffen, Jr., 78
Walter W. “Buck” Draffen, Jr., of Tipton, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City. He was born June 9, 1936, in Bunceton, Missouri, a son of the late Wade and Irene (Barron) Draffen.

Buck was an over the road truck driver, retiring from Potter Trucking in Boonville.

He expressed his religion through the Baptist faith. Buck enjoyed playing snooker and working on cars and trucks.

He is survived by his children, Carolyn Scott and husband Mark Boyd of Eugene, Oregon, Nancy Draffen of Jefferson City, Missouri, Gerard Draffen of the state of California, Daniel Draffen and wife Tammie of House Springs, Missouri, Sara Draffen of Jefferson City, Missouri, Tommy Draffen of Arizona, Mark Draffen of Jefferson City, Missouri and David Draffen of Jefferson City, Missouri; seven grandchildren; his brother, Gene Draffen and wife Joyce of Tipton, Missouri; his sister, Fern Cary of Versailles, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cathy Lynn Draffen, an infant sister, Eleanor Draffen and his brother, Ward H. Draffen.

Funeral services were held, July 15, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Brother Gary Patterson officiating.

Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Tipton Masonic Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes 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.


Joan Aline Youngberg, 85
Joan Aline Youngberg, age 85, of Macks Creek, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Christian Health Rehabilitation Center in Hermitage, Missouri.

Joan was born January 12, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Calvin and Ruby (Field) Osenbaugh.

Joan lived her early years in the Chicago area. In 1977 she moved to Tunas, Missouri to a small farm and later purchased an 80 acre farm in Macks Creek Missouri which she dearly loved, and where she raised, trained and rode horses. Joan lived by herself until she was 84 years old.
She worked at Marriotts Tan-Tar-A as a banquet waitress and at Bonnies Café in Macks Creek. She loved to paint, garden, take long horseback rides, line dancing and music.

Joan is survived by six of her seven children; daughter, Linda Allen and husband, Lonny, of Osage Beach, Missouri, daughter, Donna Poch and husband, Ed, of Shorewood, Illinois, daughter Diane Strack of Wilmington, Illinois, daughter Jeannie Vogel of Sedalia, Missouri; son Larry Youngberg and wife, Karen, of Minooka, Illinois, and son Danny Youngberg and his girl friend Tammy Frye of Hermitage, Missouri. Joan has twelve grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; along with several other relatives and friends.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, and her son Jeffrey Youngberg.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Hedges Scott Funeral Home in Macks Creek, Missouri. The family will receive friends for visitation from 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice Compasses, 1465 E Primrose Springfield, 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.
 

Barbara V. Foxworthy, 75
Barbara V. Foxworthy, age 75, of Independence, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at her home. She was born February 19, 1939, in Versailles, the daughter of the late Jack and Ruth Irene (Ayres) Foxworthy.

After graduating college, Barbara worked at St. Luke’s Hospital as a chief x-ray technician. She later retired from a private practice.

Barbara expressed her religion through the Christian faith. She enjoyed playing bingo and loved the companionship she shared with her cat.

She is survived by her cousin, Elaine Alexander and husband Bob of Independence, Missouri; uncle, Sydney Ayres of Kansas City, Missouri; first cousins, Donald Raines of Independence, Missouri, Bonnie Lou Huntington of Kansas City, Missouri and Martha Pointer of Kansas City, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Wayne L. Foxworthy.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 16, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Jim Kruse 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.


Joshua E. Barnes Jr., 73
On Monday, July 14th, 2014, Joshua E. Barnes Jr. of Versailles, Missouri, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family.

Jr. was born on January 23, 1941. He grew up in Old Camp Bagnell on the Osage River. He and his older brother Donald spent many days fishing, exploring, and doing anything else that involved the outdoors.

Jr. always remembered the time when he and his brother received a bicycle for Christmas. Donald, being the older of the two, rode the bicycle most of the time, while Jr. would run along beside him, happy just to be outdoors and spending time with his older brother.

At age 27, Jr. purchased Hubbard Abstract in Versailles. When he opened the company, he was the only employee. He worked tirelessly to make the company a success, all the while maintaining his enthusiasm and passion.

At the time, Hubbard Abstract was located directly across the street from its competitor Kavanaugh Abstract, which was stationed in the Morgan County Courthouse. There was a young lady who worked at Kavanaugh Abstract who always seemed to catch Jr’s eye when he was in the building. Her name was Jo Ann Earnest.

A little ways down the road, the two started dating. At the time, Jr. was still trying to get his company off the ground and running, so money was tight. In the spring of 1969, he had the option to either buy a Thunderbird or instead, use the money to marry Jo Ann.

Luckily, he made the right decision and he and Jo Ann tied the knot on July 10th, 1969. The Thunderbird would come later.

Later on, Jr. would go on to purchase Kavanaugh and combine the two companies to make Hubbard-Kavanaugh Abstract and Title. After working for 33 years and thousands of hours, Jr. sold Hubbard-Kavanaugh and retired in 2001.

Hubbard-Kavanaugh is still a thriving company today.

Jr. found served on the Versailles City Council for two years. He was secretary and later went on to become president of the Missouri Land and Title Association. He served on board of the Nutrition Site, the Morgan County Library, and the Citizen’s Bank of Eldon & Versailles. Jr. was also an active member and usher at the Versailles United Methodist Church.

Jr. is survived by his wife Jo Ann, five children, Marty Pace and wife Angela, Chris Pace, Gary Pace and wife Kim, Lisa Hibdon and husband Donny, and Leslie Charlton, eight grandchildren, Derek Pace and wife Tamara, Justin Pace and wife Erin, Jennifer Pace, Joshua Klein, Kayla Charlton, Camryn Charlton, Maddy Hibdon, and Kathryn Charlton, and three great-grandchildren.

Jr. is also survived by his brother Donald Barnes, sister-in-law Donna Barnes, and two nephews Donnie Barnes and Dale Barnes. Jr. is preceded in death by his parents Josh and Inez Barnes.

Jr. enjoyed mowing and taking care of his yard, fishing, mushroom hunting, reading, and spending time with his dogs Max and Molly. His greatest joy in life was his grandchildren. He will always be remembered for his positive attitude, his infectious smile, and his passion for life.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 18, at the Versailles United Methodist Church with Pastor Dan Adkison officiating. Graveside services and interment 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.


Irene Marie Cunningham, 82
Irene Marie Cunningham, daughter of Ira Andrew and Anna Marie Howell McClellan, was born, November 25, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri.

She passed away, Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of eighty-two years, seven months and twenty-two days.

On October 7, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Neal Foster Cunningham and to this union four children were born. Together they shared sixty-three years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Mark Cunningham and two brothers, James Ira and Doyle Marvin McClellan.

Survivors include her husband, Neal Cunningham of Camdenton, Missouri; three daughters, Karen Boyd of Camdenton, Missouri; Carla Wood and husband Bob of Climax Springs, Missouri and Darla Mathews and companion Kirk Wiles of Camdenton, Missouri; a daughter-in-law, Jennie Cunningham and companion Rick Sanders of Camdenton, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Robert Wood and wife Kayla, Kara Long and husband Jeff, Josh Mathews and wife Amber, Megan Mathews, Cassie Cunningham, Neal Cunningham and Cody Wiles and wife Becky; four-great-grandchildren, Lilly, Kylah, Avah and Connor; a brother, Don McClellan of Camdenton, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Irene was raised in St. Louis, Missouri and she and Neal lived there until moving to the Lake of the Ozarks in the early seventies. She retired from Wal-Mart of Camdenton after eighteen years of service.

Irene made a profession of faith as a young girl and was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Camdenton where she played the organ for many years.

In her spare time, she loved to quilt, sew, and do embroidery. She enjoyed spending time outdoors, taking care of and growing flowers in her gardens. Her family was very important to her and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt and a caring neighbor and friend.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 21, 2014 in First Assembly of God Church, Camdenton under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial followed in Dale Blair Memorial Cemetery, Camdenton.

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

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

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