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 6-17-15
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 6-10-15
Jean Marie Neiner, 76
Jean Marie Neiner, of Spokane Washington, formerly of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, with her family by her side.

She was born September 2, 1938, in Chicago Heights, Illinois, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Norma Pauling Hauert.

She was united in marriage on July 2, 1960, at the United Church of Christ in Peotone, Illinois, to Dale E. Neiner, who passed away June 14, 2010.

Jean was a registered nurse and worked for the State of Illinois. Jean and her husband were also farmers for 40 years in the Peotone/Manteno, Illinois area, raising hogs and grains. She was a past member of the United Church of Christ in Peotone, Illinois.

Jean retired to Gravois Mills, Missouri, in 1996, where she was a former member of the Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 in Laurie, the Lake Bloomers Garden Club, and the Red Hats Society. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, and boating.

Jean is survived by one son, Alan Neiner (Wendy) of Burnsville, Minnesota; two daughters, Dalean Neiner and Debra Baldwin (Larry) of Spokane, Washington; five grandchildren, Nicholas Baldwin, Bethany Hansen (Shelton), Christopher Neiner, Elizabeth Neiner, and Kevin Neiner; one brother in law, Francis Neiner of Bourbonnais, Illinois; and honorary sister by love Joyce McKay of Joliet, Illinois and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held June 8 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles Missouri, with the Reverends Nicholas Baldwin and Shelton Hansen officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Jean’s name to the Cancer Care Northwest Foundation, 1204 E. Vercler Rd., Suite #101, Spokane Valley, Washington 99216. Contributions may also be made online at www.cancercarenorthwest.com/cancer-care-northwest-foundation.

Any contributions need to be noted as a memorial for Jean Neiner.

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.


Janet M. (Jan) Writz, 79
Janet M. (Jan) Writz, of Climax Springs, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Laurie Care Center in Laurie, Missouri.

Jan was born May 5, 1936 in Elmwood Park, Illinois, the daughter of Carl and Alta (Forbean) Stasinowsky.

She was united in marriage October 27, 1988 to Raymond (Ray) Writz in Las Vegas, Nevada and together they shared 27 years of marriage.

Jan is survived by her husband Ray of the home; three daughters, Janice Littlejohn and husband David, of Thaxton, Mississippi, Jennifer Wolf and husband Raymond, of Jackson, Wisconsin, and Jill Maher and husband Paul, of Shorewood, Illinois; one brother, Karl W. (Bill) Stasinowsky and wife Sharon, of Tolorio, Illinois; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents Carl and Alta Stasinowsky.

Jan was a member of the National Association of Women In Construction. She loved playing cards, making greeting cards, reading books and cooking for her family. She was a loving wife of 27 years, mother, and grandmother. She loved to travel to be with her family and shower them with goodies from her kitchen.

She will be greatly missed by her family members and many friends who loved her dearly.

Visitation was held Friday, June 5, 2015 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Inurnment will be at a later date in Riverhills Memorial Park Cemetery in Batavia, Illinois.

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.
 

Kenneth “Ken” Gordon Zgiet, 74
Kenneth “Ken” Gordon Zgiet of Laurie, MO, passed away on May 31, 2015, after a seven month battle with cancer. He was born March 8, 1941, in St. Louis.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Stan and Pauline (Rouse) Zgiet, son, Kenneth Gordon Zgiet Jr. and daughter, Karen Lynn Shaw.

He is survived by his wife, Lorrie Zgiet of Laurie, MO; brother, Rick Zgiet of St. Louis, MO; sister, Kathy Brandt of St. Louis, MO; son, Kevin Zgiet of St. Louis, MO; daughter, Angela Zgiet of Alabama; daughter, Jacqueline Marschke of Tennessee; daughter, Michele Zgiet of Sedalia, MO; step-daughter, Krista Hughes of Columbia, MO; step-son, Mike Halbedel of Arkansas; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and too many nephews and nieces to mention.

Ken was a man who loved working with his hands; whether he was building a house, blowing up rocks, or rebuilding machines, the sounds of Ken Zgiet in the area will be missed.

A celebration of Ken’s life was held at the Kidwell Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel on Friday, June 5, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made 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 Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.
 

Published 6-3-15
 Jeannette Ann Phillips, 74
Jeannette Ann Phillips, daughter of Earl Arthur and Eunice Mae Allen Tillman, was born, April 21, 1941 in Tecumseh, Missouri. She passed away, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of seventy-four years and twenty-nine days.

On May 14, 1968 in Independence, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Robert lee Phillips, Sr. Together they shared twenty-nine years of marriage before his passing on February 8, 1998.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Anthony Colin and two siblings, Vivian Golightly and Jerry Earhart

Survivors include her children, Robin Lee Colin and husband Bobby of Orange, California, Christopher Phillips of Belton, Missouri, Mark Phillips, Sr. and wife Penny of Climax Springs, Missouri, Robert Phillips, III and wife Debbie of Climax Springs, Missouri, Lori Carnahan and husband Daniel, Sr. of Camdenton, Missouri, Wakita Yount and husband Richard of Camdenton, Missouri and Matthew Phillips of Osage Beach, Missouri; twenty-three grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; three siblings, Jack Earhart and wife Sandy of Kansas City, Missouri, Don Tillman of Lee's Summitt, Missouri and Virginia Dobbs of West Plains, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Jeannie was raised in the Tecumseh. As a teen the family moved to Kansas City. She lived and worked there until she met her husband. After their marriage, they made their home in Independence until the relocated to the farm in Climax Springs in 1979.

Jeannie loved Jesus and was a member of New Beginnings Baptist Church in Camdenton. She loved to spend time reading her Bible

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in Ozark Bethel Chapel Assembly of God, Climax Springs. Burial followed in Phillips Family Cemetery, Edwards, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made to Osage Beach Rehabilitation and Health Care Courtyard Fund 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.


Debra Jean Lindsey, 52
Debra Jean Lindsey, of Stover, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at her home. She was born February 19, 1963, in Silverton Oregon, the daughter of Jerry and Jennie Galbraith.

She was united in marriage to her lifelong partner of thirty-five years, John Lindsey, of Stover, Missouri on April 22, 2000.

Debra attended the Versailles First Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Galbraith; her sister, Diana Galbraith and a nephew, Travis Galbraith.

She is survived by her husband, John Lindsey; her mother, Jennie Martin; her three sons, Randy Galbraith and his partner Brenda King, Daniel Lindsey and his wife Tiffany, and Jordan Galbraith and his wife Santana and her loving sisters and brothers, Kathy Holden, Rhonda Elkins, Eddie Galbraith, and Darell Galbraith.

She spent most of her time with the lights of her life, her eight grandchildren, Randy Galbraith, Jr., Nataly, Katelyn and Korbin Lindsey and Caleb, Ava, Brison and Arieonah Galbraith.

She was loved by all who knew her and will be missed by many. We all love you Debra Jean and your big heart you shared with all of us.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 28, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverends Craig and Debbie Joy 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.


Lawrence Alfred Angell, 63
Lawrence Alfred (Larry) Angell, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 in Columbia Missouri at the University of Missouri Hospital after battling heart disease.

Larry was born August 16, 1951 in Decatur, Illinois, the son of Virgil and Rosetta (Hunt) Angell.

Larry worked for ADM as a supervisor for years. His greatest joy was watching his six children grow and prosper. Larry also loved playing softball, and viewing nature – from wildlife to the stars above.

Larry was a loving father, grandfather, and friend. He will be remembered for his giving heart and his generosity to others. His selfless demeanor is an example for all to follow.

Surviving are his two sons, Jeff Angell and Danny Angell; four daughters, Hope Angell, Anna Angell, Emily Angell, and Claire Angell; six grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Larry will be missed by every life he touched.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 30, 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.


Hiram Wilbert Shepp, 84
Hiram Wilbert Shepp, of Versailles, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Golden Age Living Center in Stover. He was born October 16, 1930, in Fortuna, the son of the late Hiram E. and Hazel (Wright) Shepp.

On June 12, 1955, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church north of Stover, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Joan E. (Nolting) Shepp.

Hiram attended St. Martin, Hughesville (Pettis County), Ball and Versailles grade schools. He graduated from Versailles High School in 1949. His first job after graduation was at Primo Pants Factory for almost a year. He then was employed by Don Hunter Farm west of Versailles until he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.

On February 4, 1952, he was inducted at St. Louis, Missouri, then on to San Diego, California. He served in Korea for a year, one month and eight days and was promoted to Cpl. on December 1, 1953. Hiram was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on February 6, 1955, at Camp Pendleton, California.

Following his discharge from the military, he was employed at Carpenter Guenther and later worked for the Special Road District. Hiram and family moved to Green Ridge in 1960. He worked for J.H. Bagby Farms until 1974, where he was farm manager for ten years. He was listed in “Who’s Who in Missouri” in 1974.

Hiram also served as chairman of the Green Ridge Chamber of Commerce for one year. He became interested in irrigation equipment and moved back to Versailles in October of 1974.

He later worked for Mark Daniels as a heavy equipment operator and then for Central Missouri Landfill in Sedalia, retiring in 1994. Following his retirement, he found great enjoyment in crafting furniture and decorative items out of wood for family and friends.

He was a member of the Glensted Methodist Church, served as president of the Thixton Cemetery Association, secretary/treasurer for the Prairie View Cemetery Association, was a board member of the Glensted Cemetery Association and in 1992, organized the Glensted Crime Watch group.

In addition to his wife, Joan, he is survived by his children, Robert Shepp and wife Kathy of Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania, Sandra Scott and husband Patrick of Canton, Georgia and Connie Shepp of Columbia, Missouri; four grandchildren, Cody Shepp and wife Jenna, Kaitlyn Scott, Kyle Chamberlain and William Scott; five step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; his sisters, Nell Draffen and husband Charles of Versailles, Missouri, Janet Chase and husband Mike of Kearney, Missouri and Sally Jones and husband Bob of Lenexa, Kansas and many other relatives and friends.

The family wishes to express their appreciation and thanks for the concerns, helpfulness and prayers of family and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 2, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Dan Adkison officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Glensted Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Glensted Cemetery Association or the American Lung 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.
 

Published 5-27-15
Joseph “Joe” Warner Kays, 62
Joseph “Joe” Warner Kays, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015, at the Kidwell Home in Versailles. He was born February 2, 1953, in Liberty, Missouri, a son of the late Elmo and Nadine (Nichols) Kays.

Joe retired from Fasco in Eldon after over thirty years of service.

He was a member of the West Union Baptist Church.

Joe enjoyed antique cars and attending tractor pulls.

He is survived by his siblings, Beverly Chastain of Lebanon, Missouri, Don Kays and wife Patsy of Versailles, Missouri, Becky Marshall and husband Cliff of Versailles, Missouri, Hugh Kays and wife Mary Anne of Warner Robbins, Georgia and Bill Kays of Versailles, Missouri; half-brother, Jack Kays and wife Geri of Des Moines, Iowa; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Cindy Burkhart, half-sisters, Donna Sell and Betty Rose, a nephew and a great-niece.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 20, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with the Reverends Rod Campbell and Bobby Chastain officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the West Union Baptist Church. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Steven Dale Williams, 63
Steven Dale Williams, passed away unexpectedly on May 16, 2015, at his home at Mallard Bay I, Lake of the Ozarks. Steve was born July 1, 1951, to Garland and Emogene (Corbin) Williams in Lexington, Missouri.

He graduated from Warrensburg High School. Steve and Susan Bramham were married on July 13, 1982.

Steve served with the National Guard and worked as a partner with his father at Williams Furniture in Warrensburg, MO for a number of years.

Upon moving to the lake permanently in 1987, Steve was employed by the Camden County Road Maintenance Department, North Shed.

He retired as supervisor in 2012.

Steve loved to play in the dirt, and used his talents as an independent contractor. Steve was always available with a helping hand wherever there was a need. You could always depend upon Steve.

Survivors include his wife, Susan of the home; his mother, Jean of Laurie; brother, Deon and wife, Doris of Richmond, Missouri and sisters, Sonja Stanley, and husband Dean, west of Warrensburg, Missouri and Pam of Florida. He was preceded in death by his father, Garland.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 21, at the Stover United Methodist Church with Pastor Diane Cutler officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Stover Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Lebanon Animal Shelter, Lebanon, MO or Stover United Methodist Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Bonnie S. McKenzie, 74
Bonnie S. McKenzie, of Gravois Mills, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015, at Northcare Hospice House in North Kansas City. She was born April 8, 1941, in Sedalia, Missouri, a daughter of Cordella Jones Clark.

On October 12, 1974, in Warsaw, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Gerald McKenzie.

Bonnie was a member of the Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church, the Lady Elks and Take Off Pounds Sensibly (T.O.P.S.).

In addition to her husband, Gerald, she is survived by her sons, Chuck Schaedler of Sugar Creek, Missouri and Steve Schaedler and Kevin Schaedler both of Independence, Missouri; her brothers, Warren Clark of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Wallace Clark of Shawnee, Kansas; her sisters, Marjorie Garland of Sugar Creek, Missouri, Nita Baltzell of Butler, Missouri and Mary Wood of Independence, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Cordella Clark, and her brothers, James Clark, Jack Clark and Cory Clark.

A celebration of Bonnie’s life was held Friday, May 22, 2015, at the Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church in Laurie with Pastor Rick White officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ozark Chapel 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 Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.


Harold W. (Mike) Crowder, 94
Harold W. (Mike) Crowder was born December 24, 1920 and died May 17, 2015. His 94 years of life were full of adventure. After retiring from his job in the state of California, he became a long time resident of Brumley, Missouri.

Mike was born in Maplewood, Missouri, the son of John Wesley and Lillian (Kruger) Crowder.

He was united in marriage June 2, 1947 in Reno, Nevada to Jenelle Ruby Jensen and together they shared 45 years of marriage before her death on October 22, 1992.

Mike is survived by his three daughters; Sharon L. Spicer-Bannister, of Iberia, Missouri, Kay H. Crowder, of San Gabriel, California/Brumley, Missouri, and Linda F. Crowder, of Brumley, Missouri; two step-daughters, Patti Johnson, of Iberia, Missouri, and Cheryl Sander and husband, Leo, of Brumley, Missouri; three grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; plus his beloved dog and constant companion "Smokey"; along with several other relative and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife Jenelle, and his parents John and Lillian Crowder.

Mike served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was present at Pearl Harbor. He was a Navy bugler and an accomplished musician.

Mike enjoyed model trains and among his many talents, could build a home from the ground up. He loved music of all kinds and also enjoyed gambling.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Interment with Full Military Honors was in Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Memorials may be given to the Dogwood Animal Shelter or by planting a tree in his memory.

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, Missouri.
 

Published 5-20-15
Rita A. Mispagel, 65
Rita A. Mispagel, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015, at her home. She was born August 6, 1949, in Denver, Colorado, a daughter of William and Loyce (Lowry) McGlone.

On December 21, 1968, in Englewood, Colorado, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Gary Mispagel.

Rita was a member of the St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Versailles. She was a past president of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and was very involved in the council activities. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing scrabble, keno and various games on her computer.

In addition to her husband, Gary, she is survived by her sons, Tim Mispagel and wife Amy of Olathe, Kansas and Keith Mispagel and wife Dione of Atchison, Kansas; her grandchildren, Casey, Conner, Logan, Tanner, Blake, Parker, Brody and Keegan; her mother, Loyce McGlone of Billings, Montana; her brothers, Thomas McGlone and wife Kathleen of Carson City, Nevada and Phillip McGlone and wife Deborah of Billings, Montana; her sister, Cathleen Keller and husband Ron of Indiana and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, William McGlone.

A celebration of Rita’s life was held Thursday, May 14, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Father Patrick Dolan officiating.

Rita always wished she had pursued a degree in math education, which the family will honor by establishing a memorial scholarship fund for a math education student.

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.
 

Thomas Crane Willingham, 55
Thomas Crane (Tom/Buzzsaw) Willingham, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, MO after a short fight with cancer.

Tom was born January 31, 1960 in Bloomfield, Iowa, the son of Allen and Lillian (Dilliner) Willingham.

Tom will be remembered for his big heart and being the life of the party. He enjoyed skiing, knee boarding, fishing and playing the drums for The Blue Flames. Tom was a very talented artist and a professional painter.

He had a passion for family and friends, but most of all he loved his daughters and grandchildren and loved spending time with them.

Surviving are his two daughters, Rochelle Willingham and significant other Brick Warth, of Republic, Missouri, Samantha Willingham, of St. Louis, Missouri, loving ex-wife Susan, one brother, Rudy Willingham, of Osage Beach, Missouri, one sister, Linda (and Corby) Taylor, of Eldon, Missouri, two grandchildren, Braylyn Thomas and Brielle Marie Warth, nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

He will be missed by many.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents Allen Willingham and William (Birdcage) & Lillian (Dilliner-Willingham) Schlegel, and grandmother Dova Sutton.

Memorial Services and Inurnment was held Saturday, May 16, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri. A Celebration of Life followed at Ha Ha Tonka State Park (lake shelter).

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the daughters at GoFundMe.com/TomWillingham or sent directly to Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, MO.

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.
 

William Jr. Caviness, 82
William Jr. Caviness, of OP, KS, formerly of Ha Ha Tonka/Camdenton, MO passed away peacefully on Mon. May 11 with family & pets by his side.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Gilbert Clarke & Bertha Irene (Jones) Caviness, his sisters: Mary Lou & Freida Mae, his grandparents: William Benjamin & Maggie (Parrish) Caviness, James Oscar & Mary Mae (Gibson) Jones.

William is survived by his wife Betty Lou (Heaton) Caviness of 61 yrs, his six daughters, three SL, 16 grandchildren & 12 great grandchildren.

William was a native of Ha Ha Tonka. His greatest memories included running around with his cousins on the hills, grounds and spring of what is now known as Ha Ha Tonka State Park.

His love of the area lives on through his family. He will be greatly missed. A private service will be held at a later date.
 

Published 5-13-15
Carolyn Sue Neff, 71
Carolyn Sue Neff, Linn Creek, Missouri (formerly of El Dorado Springs) passed away on May 2, 2015 after a lengthy illness.

She was born on July 18, 1944 in Cedar County, the daughter of James and Eula Hutsell. She graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1962. After high school, she attended a data processing school and was employed by AT&T for six years.

In 1969, she married Fred Green. To this union, two children were born: Janelle Elizabeth and David Huston.

Carolyn worked alongside her sister until moving to Camdenton in 1986. On November 26, 1986 she married Bob Neff. Carolyn worked at First National Bank in Camdenton until retiring in 2008.

Throughout Carolyn's life what she enjoyed most was spending time with family and friends whether it was camping, attending Royals or Chiefs games or hosting them in her home.

She loved working in her yard and tending to her flowers, just like her dad. She also enjoyed attending church at Freedom Church of Christ and spending time with her church family.

Preceding Carolyn in death were her parents, James and Eula Hutsell and one brother, Jim Hutsell.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Neff, of the home; daughter, Janelle Fugate and husband Brian of El Dorado Springs; son, David Green and wife Reba of Lebanon; step-daughters, Shellie Shadduck and husband Jon of DeSoto and Regina Nicholson and husband Phil; step-sons, Bobby Neff and wife Susan of Camdenton and Danny Neff and wife Allissa of Lebanon; grandchildren, Turner Fugate, Aidan Fugate, Cloie Green and Buster Massey; step-grandchildren, Joe Shadduck, Erin Matlock, Jeremiah Shadduck, Brandon Surles, Shellie Jannise, Melissa Blume, Heather Thacker, Tonya Neff, Bailey Neff, Cameron Neff, and Carson Neff; sister, Marilyn Gannaway of Nevada; brothers, Bill Hutsell of Nevada, Bob Hutsell and wife, Virginia of Blue Springs, Gary Hutsell and wife, Vicki of El Dorado Springs; as well as many other relatives and friends. She will be missed.

Services were held Wednesday, May 6, at Bland-Hackleman Chapel with Brother Thurman Hux officiating. Interment followed in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be David Green, Brian Fugate, Turner Fugate, Brian Hutsell, Bobby Neff and Danny Neff. Aidan Fugate and Dustin Gannaway will be honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Lighthouse Mission. Donations can be left at either funeral home or mailed to P.O. Box 734, Lake Ozark, MO 65049.

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


Vernon Lee Fletcher, 73
Vernon Lee Fletcher, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Buffalo Prairie Care Center in Buffalo, Missouri.

Vernon was born in Canton, Illinois on September 5, 1941 to Eli Vernon and Helen Edna (Montgomery) Fletcher. He was united in marriage to Elsie (Organ) Fletcher on April 1, 1966, who preceded him in death on August 27, 2002.

Vernon is survived by his sister, Wanda Bollinger, of Canton, Illinois, six step children, Bud Lane and wife Nancy, of St. Louis, Missouri, Georgia Issiac and husband David, of Waynesville, Illinois, Marvin Organ and wife Babe, of Virginia, Nancy French and husband Paul, of Lincoln, Illinois, Allen Organ, of Waynesville, Illinois, and Debbie Ballenser and husband Billy, of Waynesville, Illinois; ten step grandchildren; six step great grandchildren; three nieces, Tina Jenkins, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, Monica Butler, of Stover, Missouri,and Mona Sandefur, of Sunset, Texas; one nephew, J.R. Jenkins, of Austin, Texas; along with several cousins and special friend Mandy Maples.

He was preceded in death by his wife Elsie; his parents; and one great nephew Troy Davis.

Vernon graduated from Lincoln Community High School in Lincoln, Illinois in 1959. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy from 1959 to 1963 in Vietnam.

Vernon was a supervisor at Modine Mfg in Camdenton retiring in 1996. He loved camping, bon-fires, woodworking, fishing and riding his Harley.

Graveside services with Military Honors was held Saturday May 9, 2015 at the Union Cemetery in Waynesville, Illinois.

Expression of sympathy my sent to www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

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

Published 5-6-15
Ralph Clarke Caviness, 81
Ralph Clarke Caviness, son of Ralph and Ethel Long Caviness, was born, December 30, 1933 in Camdenton, Missouri. He passed away peacefully, April 24, 2015, in Select Specialty Hospital, Springfield, Missouri at the age of eighty-one years, three months and twenty-five days with his family by his side.

On March 2, 1953 in Lebanon, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Eveline Frances Clark and together they shared sixty-one years of marriage before her passing on September 26, 2014.

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by a daughter, Beth Jones and husband Al of Linn Creek, Missouri; a son, RC Caviness and wife Deborah of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, Charlie and Tammy Jones of Bixby, Oklahoma, Melissa and Johnnie Starnes of Ozark, Missouri and Adrienne and Cody Stewart of Warren, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Tori Jones, Tucker Starnes, Jake Jones, Josh Jones and Coulter Stewart; a sister, Dolly Maria of Dover, Tennessee and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

All his survivors felt blessed to have him and are going to miss him every day.

Ralph was a native of Camden County and a life-long resident. He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic for many construction companies. He was a proud and life-long member of Local 101.

He was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Ralph was a loving and compassionate man. He was a mentor to many young men; helping them choose the right path and offering advice. He never met a stranger and always made people feel welcomed. Most of all, his family was special to him.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Camdenton.

Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Hill Cemetery 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.
 

Jeri Lou Hunter, 84
Jeri Lou Hunter, of Laurie, Mo died Thursday, April 24, 2015 at her home in Laurie Missouri with her son Bruce Zurbuchen by her side. She was born January 21, 1931 in North Kansas City, Missouri.

She was employed as a secretary at Cook Chemical for ten years, Manager of Utility Com Credit Union for eighteen years in Sedalia and she had an Insurance Company in Sunrise Beach, Missouri, with her husband Bill Hunter for twenty years.

She was a member of Kent Memorial Lutheran Church for thirty years and a member of Beta Sigma Phi since 1967.

She is survived by her son, Bruce Zurbuchen and wife Bido of Los Gatos, California; two brothers, Norman Batcheller of Kansas City and Richard Batcheller of Santa Rosa, California and a sister, Marilyn Batcheller of Santa Rosa, California.

Services were held Thursday, April 30, 2015 in Kent Memorial Lutheran Church, Sunrise Beach, Missouri.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kent Memorial Lutheran Church Building Fund in lieu of flowers.

Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton. www.alleeholmanhowe.com


Misti Marie Puckett, 36
Misti Marie Puckett was born in Rapid City, South Dakota on November 8, 1978 & passed away on April 26, 2015 at the age of 36 at Columbia University Trauma Center in Columbia, Missouri after a long battle with COPD & asthma.

She was the daughter of Ronnie Pierce & Barbara (Pierce) Ulferts. She graduated from Sturgis High School in Sturgis, South Dakota in 1998. She married Travis Puckett in Black Hawk, South Dakota on September 22, 2001. Two children were born of this union, Raine; 16, & Gavin; 10.

They resided in Black Hawk, South Dakota until August, 2009, when they relocated to Lake Ozark, Missouri. Misti was the Neurofeedback Administrator at CALO until recently.

Misti loved children of all ages & they loved her back. She would dance with them, make up songs & be very animated which would cause them to laugh and giggle. She babysat her nieces & nephews & talked about what they did together. She talked about them all the time always saying how much she loved them.

Misti was a ray of sunshine to everyone who met her; she was a beautiful woman on the outside & beautiful on the inside which makes for a unique, special person. She was a caring compassionate person always there with her knowledge & understanding for anyone who had problems & needing someone to talk to.

She was compassionate for her dogs Gator & Luna, a very nurturing, caring, mother always wanting the best for her children & teaching them the values of life which they will carry with them for all of their life.

She could light up a room with her beautiful smile, twinkling eyes & quick wit as her Grandma Ruth & Grandpa Lowell Ellis loved so much. She was a spiritual person and believed in Jesus Christ as her Savior and we believe she will have a special place in Heaven.

She enjoyed social networking, reading swimming, music & singing along to music. She especially enjoyed being & doing thing with her family; her sister Mandi; her sister-in-Law Lacey; and her nieces & nephews.

She is survived by her husband Travis, children Raine & Gavin of Lake Ozark; Father, Ronnie (Kathy) Pierce of Osage, Wyoming; Mother. Barbara (Larry) Ulferts of Montevideo, Minnesota; Brother, Shane (Lacey) Pierce of Lake Ozark, Missouri; Sister, Mandi (Gerald) McFarland of Rapid City, South Dakota; Mother-in-Law, Cathy Soelzer of Black Hawk, South Dakota; Father-in-Law, Don (Lorraine) of Piedmont, South Dakota; Sister-in-Law, Trin Puckett of Black Hawk, South Dakota; Grandmother, Dorothy Collingwood of Rapid City, South Dakota; Joshua (Beth) Soelzer & children of California; Tim Soelzer of Rapid City, South Dakota; & many nieces and nephews; Mariah, Cody, Carsen, & Maddie McFarland of Rapid City, South Dakota; Jordan, Brandon, Dylan, & Jaxon Pierce of Lake Ozark, Missouri.

Preceded by: Grandma, Ruth (Lowell) Ellis, and Brother-in-Law, Chris F. Soelzer.

Funeral Services were held Saturday May 2, 2015 at Calvary Chapel in Osage Beach, Missouri. A second service will be held on May 9, 2015 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Piedmont, South Dakota at 10:30 a.m.

Memorials may be made to www.gofundme.com in Misti’s name.

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


Eugene Drexel Hatcher, 87
Eugene Drexel Hatcher, of Laurie, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at his home, following a courageous battle with prostate cancer. He was born July 13, 1927, in Williamsburg, Kansas, son of the late Ernest and Marie (Collier) Hatcher.

He enjoyed the last sixty-three years with his loving wife, Dorothy (Knight) Hatcher.

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

He retired from Associated Wholesale Grocers after many years of service as a truck driver.

Eugene was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, the Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 in Laurie and the American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 in Sunrise Beach. Since fishing was his passion, he enjoyed living at the lake where he fished for decades.

In addition to his wife Dorothy, he is survived by his daughter, Cathy Preston of Kansas City, Kansas; his granddaughters Jennifer McGahey and Julie Kingsbury; his great-grandchildren Jason, Jenna and Matthew; his sister Betty Purcell; and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Eugene’s life with full military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 7, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church located on Highway O in Laurie, with Father Patrick Dolan officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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

Published 4-29-15
Lillian J. Taylor, 88
Lillian J. Taylor, of Stover, MO, passed away on April 14, 2015. Lillian was born on April 9, 1927 in Berryville, Arkansas, the daughter of Newell Franklin Snow and Jesse Myrtle (Holland) Snow.

Lillian worked at a defense plant in Wichita, KS 1944-1945; Navy Department in Washington, DC as a Clerk-Typist; J.C. Penney for two years; Social Security as a Clerk Typist and a Benefit Officer, Grade 8 as an Examiner (1/9/1969 – 8/17/1979) (11 years) when she retired.

Lillian enjoyed quilting, Yahtzee and dice games. Her favorite flowers were tulips.

Lillian is survived by her sons, James (Jim) Lee Taylor and wife, Retta of Stover, MO and Charles Lyle Taylor of Stover, MO; brother, Vern Snow and wife Jean of Marysville, KS; five grandchildren, Michelle Taylor, April White, Stephan Taylor, Kyla Moore and Cheryl Burnett; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, twin sister, Vivian Burton, sister, Charlene Johnson and sons, Ronald (Ronnie) Wayne Taylor and Larry Ray Taylor.

A Celebration of Life service was held at First Baptist Church of Stover, on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

Lillian Snow joined the Christian Church in Wichita, KS (1944). The family wants to say a special thank you to the Golden Age Living Center for their care and attention during her stay with them and also the Hospice members who cared for her at the end.

We also want to express our deepest appreciation to family and friends who sent cards, said a prayer, visited her at the nursing home or sent flowers during the past few weeks. It was her wish to be cremated. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

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.


Robin Stamper, 58
Robin Stamper, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Robin was born July 21, 1956 in Fort Polk, Louisiana the son of William Morgan and Lula Mane (Spencer) Stamper.

He was united in marriage on December 24, 1981 in Linn Creek, Missouri to Vicky Taylor, and together they enjoyed 33 years of marriage until his death.

Robin loved talking and spending time with his friends. He was a great strong man who loved hunting and fishing. He had a firecracker attitude that no one could ever forget. Robin loved his family more than anyone could explain. Robin never met a stranger.

Survivors include his wife Vicky, of the home, two daughters; Jessica Fain and husband Gabriel, of Springfield, Missouri, Nicole Birdtail and husband Jesse, of Camdenton, Missouri, half daughter; Tanya Reynolds Balzer, of Kansas City, Kansas, one grandson, Brenden, along with several other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, half brother, Gary Stamper and his four legged companion Lucky.

Funeral Services were Thursday, April 23, 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.


Cleo A. Jeffries, 100
Cleo A. Jeffries, of Jefferson City, MO formerly of Osage Beach, MO, passed away April 22, 2015 at Golden Living Center, Jefferson City, MO.

Cleo was born in Brumley, MO on April 11, 1915, the daughter of Evertt C. & Luna Jane Phillips Brown.

She was united in marriage, October 10, 1933 to William Edmond Jeffries, who preceded her in death March 31, 1971.

Cleo worked for many years at Kirkwood Lodge in Osage Beach, Missouri and later at the Lake Ozark Movie Theater.

Cleo is survived by two daughters; Barbara Jean Hilton and husband, Gene, of Collins, MO, and Elizabeth (Libby) Webb husband, Ralph (Cobb) Webb, of Jefferson City, MO; ten grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Cleo was preceded in death by her parents, Evertt and Luna Brown; her husband, William Jeffries; one daughter, Wilma Faye Bridges; five brothers; three sisters; and two grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Hedges Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach Missouri.

Burial will be at New Hope Cemetery in Kaiser, MO.

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, Osage Beach, Missouri.


Kenneth R Wallander, 68
Kenneth R Wallander, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away April 21, 2015 at Lakeside Meadows in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Kenneth was born March 1, 1947 in Decaturville, Missouri, the son of Jesse and Viola (Marler) Wallander.

He was united in marriage June 5, 1965, to Joyce Dee Hunter, and together they enjoyed 48 years of marriage until her death.

Kenneth owned Wallander Concrete Company, in his spare time he enjoyed fishing and hunting, and watching the hummingbirds. More than anything, he loved his family and spending time with them.

Survivors include his children son Kenneth Lee ( Annie ) of Camdenton, MO and two daughters, Tammy Vietti (Gregg ) of Ozark, Missouri and Melissa Anderson of Knob Knoster, Missouri; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brothers, Randell Wallander (Marsha) of Roach, MO, Jerry Wallander (Jackie) of Decaturville, MO and Jack Wallander (Judy) of Decaturville, MO ; two sisters, Virginia Williams (Jason) of Lebanon, MO and Brenda Trebel (Darrell) of Macks Creek, MO; sister-in-law Betty Wallander of Roach, MO along with several other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Jim, and grandson Kenneth D Wallander

Celebration of Life Services was Saturday April 25, 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.


James W. Fiatte, 88
James W. Fiatte, of Crocker, Missouri, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Lakeside Meadows Health Care Center, Osage Beach, Missouri.

James was born December 22, 1926 in Maryville, Missouri the son of Murrell George and Hattie Louise (Mayes) Fiatte.

James served his country proudly in both the United States Army and the United States Marines.

He was united in marriage to Dorothy Berry on November 26, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri. They shared 67 years of marriage together.

James worked for Local 518 Cement Masons and Plasters in Overland Park, Kansas. He enjoyed working on cars, squirrel hunting, rabbit hunting and loved to trade stuff.

James is survived by three sons, Frank Dwayne Fiatte and wife, Denise, of Crocker, Missouri, William Bruce Fiatte and wife, Donna, of Gardner, Kansas, and Robert Murrl Fiatte of Crocker, Missouri; four daughters, Vicki Chance and husband, Charlie, of Wellsville, Kansas, Connie Alexander and husband, Dave, of Osawatomie, Kansas, Anita Fiatte of McPherson, Kansas, and Cathy Perez of Iberia, Missouri; one sister, Betty Anthony of Bellflower, California; twenty three grandchildren; fifty one great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren; along with several other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife Dorothy, he was preceded in death by his parents Murrell and Hattie Fiatte; two sons, Richard Lee Fiatte, and Michael James Fiatte; one daughter, Becky Louise Fiatte Johns; three brothers, Richard, Robert and Lester and one sister Evelyn Fite.

Funeral Services with Full Military Honors was held Tuesday April 28, 2015 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.


Esther Lynn Blair Tull, 62
Esther Lynn Blair Tull of Camdenton passed away on Thursday April 23 at University Hospital in Columbia. She was born May 12, 1952, the second child born to Glen and Elsie Blair.

She was a 1970 graduate of Camdenton High School and she attended Southwest Baptist University and The University of Central Missouri. Esther's interest in art led her to form Esther’s Arts and Crafts and T-Shirt Factory in the early 1970’s, a business which operated on North Highway 5 in Camdenton and then on the square.

Esther’s greatest interest and joy was her commitment to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and was baptized as a child at First Baptist Church of Camdenton.

In recent years she was a member of Walk on the Water Faith Church in Osage Beach. From this passion and deep belief flowed a gentleness and graciousness that was evident to all her family and friends.

Esther was married to Stephen Hicks, who preceded her in death, and to Wesley Tull. She also was preceded in death by her father Glen O. Blair.

She is survived by her daughters Jennifer Hicks-Enemark and husband Tristan, Rachel Tull Bowen, and Emilie Rose Tull; her mother Elsie Edwards Blair; her siblings Lewis Glen Blair, Emily Blair Mensendiek and husband Tim, and Maggie Blair Butterfield and husband Jim; her grandchildren Avalon, Graelem, Rigby and Hardison Enemark, and Braelynn and Glaeson Bowen; step-son Wesley Tull, and many aunts, cousins, and a large extended family, most of whom live in the lake area.

We all loved her dearly, were blessed to know her and will miss her until we see her again.

A Celebration of Life service was held Monday, April 27, 2015 at Walk on the Water Faith Church in 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, Camdenton, Missouri.
 

Published 4-22-15
Mildred Marie Volkart, 94
Mildred Marie Volkart, of Barnett, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at St. Josephs Bluffs Care Center in Jefferson City.

Mildred was the daughter of Thomas and Ethel (Waller) Bonine, born October 30, 1920, in Morgan County near Excelsior, Missouri.

Mildred attended grade school near Excelsior and graduated from Versailles High School in 1939. At age 18 she became a member of the Hopewell Christian Church and was baptized in the creek north of the Church.

Following graduation, Mildred worked for two years at the California Manufacturing Company in California, Missouri. She met her husband, Kenneth, while working in California.

Mildred and Kenneth were married on October 15, 1941 in San Diego, California by the Navy Chaplain. During the war, Mildred returned to Missouri for a short time and worked at Tweedy’s Manufacturing plant making war materials in Versailles.

Mildred accompanied her husband to many duty stations throughout his twenty years of service in the U.S. Navy. After retirement they returned to their farm in Missouri for the reminder of their life.

Mildred was a member of the Hopewell Union Church. She taught both children’s and adult Sunday school classes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Ethel; her husband, Kenneth; and by two brothers, Melvin and Mancil Bonine.

Mildred is survived by her three children, Beverly Pethan of Jefferson City, Tom Volkart (Elda) of Lohman, and Bob Volkart (Ginny) of Jefferson City; five grandchildren, Lisa Hahm (George), Mark Pethan, Michael Pethan, Carla Volkart and Nick Volkart; along with one great grandchild, Hunter Hahm.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Hopewell Union Church. Burial followed in the Hopewell Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com


Shirley Dean Dunn, age 77
Shirley Dean Dunn, age 77, of Versailles, passed away on Friday afternoon, April 10, 2015 at Capital Regional Medical Center in Jefferson City.

Shirley was born on February 28, 1938 in East Goff, West Virginia, the daughter of George A. Wheeler and Lena Mae (Loverne) Wheeler.

Shirley was united in marriage to David Dunn on August 11, 1963 in Atascadero, California.

Shirley and David owned and operated Shirley’s Diner in Versailles. Aside from the lifestyle of operating a business, Shirley enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and was known for her collection of bells and Elvis Presley memorabilia. She was a life member of the DAV Oliver Buehrle #17, and a member of the VFW Post 5178 Women’s Auxiliary.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lena Wheeler; two brothers, Garland Wheeler and Thamer Wheeler; and four sisters, Margaret Wheeler, Margie Bare, Irene Dunn and Juanita Smith.

She is survived by two brothers, Gene Wheeler of Marengo, Ohio and Bernard Wheeler of Columbus, Ohio; and one sister, Georgia May Clayburn of Crab Orchard, West Virginia; along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

Burial followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com


Mildred Emily Kordes, 99
Mildred Emily Kordes, of Laurie, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the Laurie Care Center. She was born March 19, 1916, in Morrison, Missouri, a daughter of the late Edward and Matilda (Hanne) Weissenbach.

In October of 1936, in Brownsville, Nebraska, she was united in marriage to Elmer Henry Kordes, who preceded her in death on September 18, 2000.

Mildred was a member of the Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church in Laurie where she was active in United Methodist Women.

She had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening. Mildred always looked forward to the annual fishing trips to Minnesota she and Elmer would take with all of their family.

Mildred is survived by her son, Kevin Kordes and fiancé Connie Giandalia of Lakeland, Florida; her nephew whom she raised as her son, Rusty Brenneman and Linda Knoll of Laurie, Missouri; her granddaughters, Brandy Driscoll and Jesse Mae Bennett; her great-grandson, Gavin Cole Bennett; eighteen nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Russell Weissenbach, Argo W. Weissenbach and Clinton W. Weissenbach and her sisters, Juneitta Brenneman-Stuart and Carol Ann Winters.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 17, at the Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church in Laurie with Pastor Rick White officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Garber Memorial Estates Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ozark Chapel 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 Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.


Published 4-15-15
Donna M. Cantwell, 56
Donna M. Cantwell, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at her home. She was born May 22, 1958, in Afton, Oklahoma, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Kathrine (Sharp) Payton.

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

Donna is survived by her daughters, Crystal Menning and husband John of Stover, Missouri and Samantha Espinales and husband Jairo of Columbia, Missouri; her grandchildren, Matthew Winters, Austin Menning, Aly Menning and Ethan Espinales; her sisters, Janice Merino and husband Attilio of Kansas, Treasa Freeman and husband Chuck of Oklahoma, DeeDee Demil of North Carolina and Yolanda Wright and husband Allen of Arkansas and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Robert Winters III.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 9, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Kevin Howard 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.


Ina Berniece Heimbeaugh, 90
Ina Berniece Heimbeaugh, daughter of Ira Jacob and Emma Meads Waters, was born, January 2, 1925 in Macks Creek, Missouri. She passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Windsor Estates Care Center, Camdenton, Missouri at the age of ninety years, three months and five days.

On November 9, 1942, she was united in marriage to Tona Ray Heimbeaugh and to this union four children were born. Together they shared sixty-two years of marriage before his passing on October 29, 2005.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters and one brother.

Survivors include her children, Ina Ray Palmer and husband Floyd of Decaturville, Missouri, Jim Heimbeaugh, Carolyn Burns and Kay DelMotte and husband Mike all of Camdenton, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Pam Lombardo and husband Eric, Dennis Palmer and wife Paula, Tom Heimbeaugh and wife Heather, Billy Palmer and wife Stacy, Rhonda Heimbeaugh, Laura Perkins and husband Bill, Connie Johnston and Mikey DelMotte and wife Wendy; eighteen great-grandchildren, Amanda, Zackary, Brian and Danny, Kimberly and Justin, Megan, Damien and Brianna, Ashley, Emily, Amy, Roxanna and Rochelle, Hannah and Michael, Seth and Sadie; two brothers, Don Waters and Howard Waters both of Macks Creek, Missouri; a sister, Ilean King of Buckner, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Berniece was raised in Macks Creek, Missouri and was a life-long resident of Camden County. She was a help-mate to her husband and a homemaker.

Berniece made a profession of faith and was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

In her spare time she enjoyed cooking and gardening. She was a mother at heart and raised not only her children but several other family members as well. She was lovingly known as Granny by her grandchildren whom she loved and adored.

She was a loving mom, granny, 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 Saturday, April 11, 2015 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial followed in Allee Memorial Gardens, Camdenton.

Memorial donations may be made to Windsor Estates Care Center 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.


Kevin John Stover, 54
Kevin John Stover, of Linn Creek, Missouri, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, April 8, 2015, at his home in Linn Creek.

Kevin was born October 31, 1960 in Columbia, Missouri, the son of O'Dean and Dolores Stover, founding owners of Stover Carpet. The family moved to Camdenton in 1968. He so loved the lake and grew up in Camdenton.

He graduated from Camdenton High School in 1979, then went on to work with his family at Stover Carpet, running the carpet cleaning service.

Kevin was passionate about many things. He loved his family, golf, photography, tropical fish and animals. He always kept his lawn perfectly groomed.

Family and friends will remember him for his caring heart and his “get er done” attitude.

Kevin is survived by his girlfriend Tammy Carter, and her daughter Karen Cramlett, and grandbabies, Peyton and Paisley Cramlett; his father O'Dean Stover and friend Fran Falter; four sisters, Karen Bischof and husband, Craig, of Osage Beach, Missouri, Stacey Polton and husband, Steve, of Columbia, Missouri; Krista Shackleford and husband, Darin, of Camdenton, Missouri, and Gwen Heim and husband, Marcus, of Springdale, Arkansas; nieces and nephews, Ryan and Niki Shackleford, Kurtis Davis, Tanner and Madison Heim, and Cody Polton.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dolores Stover and his nephew Korey Davis.

Funeral Mass was Saturday, April 11, 2015 St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made to charity of donor’s choosing.

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 4-8-15
Anna Lou Lester, 82
Anna Lou Lester, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 at her home in Camdenton, lovingly surrounded by her family.

Anna was born October 29, 1932 in Iaeger, West Virginia, the daughter of William Oscar and Rosa Beaulah (Roberts) Stacy.

She was united in marriage January 5, 1951 to Charles Ronald Lester and together they shared 49 years of marriage before his death in 2000.

Anna is survived by her daughters, Teresa Jo Palvin and husband Eric, of Memphis, Missouri, Ronda Faye Ritchie and husband Rick, of Camdenton, Missouri, and Phyllis Dean Harper, of Camdenton, Missouri; sons, Kenneth Dale Lester, of Keytesville, Missouri, and Raymond Douglas Lester and wife Linette, of Carrolton, Missouri; sister Kitty Lenada Gilliam, of Flint, Michigan; brother, Henry Hubert Belcher and wife Charlotte, of Sterling Heights, Michigan; twenty- seven grandchildren, fifty eight great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren along with many other relative and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Charles Lester; her parents William and Rosa Stacy; her son Ronald Wayne Lester; her daughter Deborah Jean Lester; her brother James Gordon Belcher; her sisters, Phyllis Dean Snyder, Barbara Jean Walls, Ella Francis Fuller, Nina Ruby Rogers, Marie Sue Walls, and Charottle Lee Hall; and granddaughter Charlene Renea Carpenter.

Anna loved playing cards with her family, listening to music and singing, and sitting around telling stories about her past. She also enjoyed working in the yard, and volunteering in the community.

She loved playing games, especially “BINGO” with her grandchildren, and she had always loved math. “Helping the kids count was something I always enjoyed doing.” She attended First Assembly of God Church Camdenton.

Funeral services were held Tuesday March 31, 2015 at the First Assembly God Church in Camdenton.

Interment was in the Hedges Cemetery in Camdenton, Missouri.
Memorials to First Assembly of God Church.

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.


Ruth Elizabeth Aeschbacher, 100
Ruth Elizabeth Aeschbacher, of Jefferson City, formerly of the Versailles and Laurie area, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Adams Street Place in Jefferson City. She was born on July 10, 1914, the daughter of Thomas and Alpha Lehman, who preceded her in death.

On December 3, 1939, on the family farm near Versailles, she was married to Herbert Aeschbacher, who preceded her in death on April 5, 2000.

Ruth was an active member of the Bethel Mennonite Church near Fortuna and for many years graced the altar every Sunday morning with a beautiful bouquet of roses from her rose garden.

She was also an active member of the Women’s Missionary Society sewing many comforter and quilt tops. She was an avid quilter and also enjoyed gardening. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She lived on the family farm near Versailles until 1978, when she and her husband sold the farm and moved to Laurie to be close to her eldest daughter Myrna and son-in-law Dave Sherman.

She is survived by one daughter, Elaine Ernst and her husband Don of California, Missouri; four grandsons, Mark (Melaine) Sherman of Laurie, Kirby (Angel) Ernst of Holts Summit, Missouri, Jay (Lisa) Ernst of New Bloomfield, Missouri and Scott Sherman of Kansas City, Missouri; six great-grandchildren, Madisen Sherman, Connor, Max, Macee, Alisa and Delainey Ernst and several nephews and nieces.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her eldest daughter, Myrna Sherman and son-in-law, Dave Sherman and two brothers, Tilman Lehman and Eldon Lehman.

A celebration of Ruth’s life was held Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Bethel Mennonite Church near Fortuna with graveside services and interment following in the Bethel Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Those desiring may make contributions to Bethel Mennonite Church or Adams Street Activity Fund.

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.


Shirlie Jean Phillips, 83
Shirlie Jean Phillips, of Roach, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

Shirlie was born January 26, 1932 in Kane, Illinois the daughter of Emil and Kathleen Mildred (Mundy) Dixon.

Shirlie was united in marriage May 26, 1948 to Delbert Brooks who preceded her in death on July 8, 1989.

She later married Roger Phillips August 13, 1990 who passed away in 1998.

Shirlie is survived by her children Steven Brooks, of Buffalo, Missouri, David Brooks, of Kaiser, Missouri, Doug Brooks and wife Barbara, of Stockbridge, Georgia, Alicia Morris and husband Delbert, of Recaca, Georgia, Katherine Adernathy, of Bloomfield, New Mexico, Jeff Brooks and wife Sharon, of Farmington, New Mexico, and Tony Brooks and wife Sheri, of Camdenton, Missouri; her sister Betty Young and husband Buzz, of Kane, Illinois; twenty four grandchildren and twenty five great grandchildren; along with many other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents Emil and Kathleen Dixon; husbands Delbert Brooks and Roger Philips; her sisters, JoAnn Williams and Helen Kinnard; and brothers, Billy Dixon and Jerry Dixon.

Shirlie was a member of First Baptist Church in Mack Creek, Missouri. She enjoyed crocheting, listening to music, reading mystery books, and shopping. More than anything though, she loved being with her family.

Memorial Services were held Thursday, April 2, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Macks Creek, Missouri.

Graveside Service and Interment was Monday, April 6 at Green Lawn Cemetery in Farmington, New Mexico.

Memorial donations are suggested to First Baptist Church Macks Creek Building Fund.
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.


Morley Ann “M.A.” Rohman, 83
Morley Ann “M.A.” Rohman, of Osage Beach, Missouri passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

M.A. was born September 15, 1931 in Concordia, Missouri, the daughter of Elmer and Minervo (Petering) Lohman.

After graduating from Concordia High School Morley Ann was united in marriage February 10, 1952 to Eugene R. Rohman. She lived in Concordia for most of her life, until retiring to Lake of the Ozarks in 1995.

Morley Ann and Eugene owned a supermarket in Concordia for 45 years and also owned stores in Odessa and Warrensburg. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW, and Beta Sigma Phi.

She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards and going out to eat with friends.

Morley Ann is survived by her daughter, Sarah Sosnowski and husband, Matthew, of Osage Beach, Missouri; two granddaughters, Laura Parkhurst and Rachel Sosnowski; and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Minerva Lohman; her husband Eugene R. Rohman; and one brother, Donald E. Lohman.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Hope Lutheran Church in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Interment followed at Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church or charity of donor's choosing.

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.


Peggy S. Putnam, 68
Peggy S. Putnam, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach.

Peggy was born October 7, 1946 in Belleview, Missouri, the daughter of Loyd and Helen (Racer) Jaycox.

She was united in marriage August 8, 1963 in St. Louis, Missouri to Ernest H. Putnam, who preceded her in death December 20, 2005.

Peggy was a devoted wife and helpmate to her husband Ernest during their marriage, and a loving, caring mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, yachting, and going to garage sales. She also loved animals of all kinds.

Peggy loved her family more than anything and enjoyed spending her time with them. She will be greatly missed by them.

Peggy is survived by one son, Edwin Putnam and wife, Leigh, of Brumley, Missouri; two daughters, Cynthia Flowers of Osage Beach, Missouri and Jacquelin Proctor and husband, Kevin, of Pacific, Missouri; two brothers, Gary Jaycox of Osage Beach, Missouri, and Jerry Jaycox of Fenton, Missouri; two sisters, Linda Garrett of Brumley, Missouri, and Debbie Cooper of Butler, Missouri; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; along with several other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Loyd and Helen Jaycox, her husband Ernest H. Putnam; three brothers, Loyd, Clyde, and Darrell; and three sisters, Mary Wucher, Sally Weils, and Shirley Neighbors.

Funeral services were Friday, April 3, 2015 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to the American Lung Association and may be left at the 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, Osage Beach, Missouri.
 

Published 4-1-15
Virginia “Jenny” Lee Cooper Davis, 68
Virginia “Jenny” Lee Cooper Davis passed away on March 13, 2015 at her home in Camdenton, MO surrounded by her family.

Jenny was born January 26, 1947 in Camdenton, Missouri to Aubrey Shores Cooper, Sr. and Iris Lorraine Patterson Cooper.

Jenny spent her childhood living in the Lake of the Ozarks area until 1957 when her family moved to Oak Grove Missouri. It was there that she met the love of her life, Wayne Eugene Davis and they were married March 9, 1968.

Together, they raised and loved 3 children – Rhonda, Renee and Wayne, Jr. She and her family returned to her roots in Camdenton, Missouri in 1983. Jenny was Deputy County Clerk of Camden County for 25 years, retiring in 2007.

Jenny was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family, decorating her home, sewing, crocheting and fishing with her husband, Wayne.

Jenny was preceded in death by her father Aubrey Shore Cooper Sr., her mother Iris Lorraine Patterson Cooper Bush, a sister Sandra Bannister, her brother Aubrey Cooper, Jr. and infant twin brothers Ronald and Donald Cooper.

Jenny is survived by her husband of 47 years Wayne, of the home, two daughters, Rhonda Drury of Oak Grove, MO, and Renee Seaton and her husband Mike of Macks Creek, MO; a son Wayne Davis, Jr. of Branson, MO; grandchildren Nevin Seaton, Shelby Drury, Aereall Seaton, Daniel Drury, Tagen Seaton and Shae Seaton; sisters Audrey Dusil, Becky Meyer and Iris Carpenter; along with a host of nieces , nephews, cousins and lifelong friend Carol Nebgen.

A celebration of Jenny’s life was held Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, 1270 S Hwy 5, Camdenton, MO 65020.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association or charity of choice.

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.


Peter W. "Pete” Wenzel, 63
Peter W. “Pete” Wenzel, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed from this life, Saturday, March 7, 2015 at University of Missouri Columbia Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Pete was born May 12, 1951 in Baraboo, Wisconsin, the son of William W. and Verna L. (Jensen) Wenzel.

He was married to Charlotte Roney on October 28, 1995, in St. Charles, Missouri.

Pete’s early years were enjoyed with his family in Waterford, New London, Harland, and Sauk Prairie, and with his loving family in Osage Beach, Missouri. In recent years, he enjoyed fishing, shooting and listening to blues music

Pete is survived by his wife Charlotte; one daughter, Jennifer Dunn, and husband, Greg of Catawissa, Missouri; one brother William F. Wenzel of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin; two grandchildren, Greg Dunn, Jr., and Alyssa Dunn; his mother Verna Wenzel of Praire du Sac, Wisconsin; his mother-in-law, Jean; along with several other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, William W. Wenzel; his grandparents Harry F. and Bertha E. (Dahl) Wenzel and William R. and Luella E. (Schellenberger) Jensen; niece Alexandria (Lexi) Wenzel; his father-in-law Charles; his beloved uncles, Harry (Bud) and Chuck.

Memorial Services were held Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made to the 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, Osage Beach, Missouri.


Terry Lee Mummert, 67
Terry Lee Mummert, of Fortuna, Missouri, passed away early Monday morning, March 16, 2015 at Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility in Bolivar, Missouri.

Terry was born on February 11, 1948 in Fortuna, the son of Pauline Ann (Mummert) Williams.

Terry was of the Baptist faith. He worked at the billiard table factory (Fischer Manufacturing) in Tipton during his high school years, was a construction contractor around Lake of the Ozarks and was an over the road truck driver. Terry enjoyed all things racing and had his own drag car.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Williams; his brother, Sonny Williams; sister, Sue Robinson; and his maternal grandparents, Amos and Eunice Mummert.

Terry is survived by three sisters, Becky Coffman and her husband Carlos of Fulton, Penny Williams of Jefferson City, and Coty Strobel and her husband Laurence of Centertown; five brothers, Jim Williams of Fortuna, Wesley Williams and his wife Susan of Clarksburg, Tommy Williams and his wife Teresa of Warsaw, Steve Mummert and his wife Juanita of Fortuna, and Tim Mummert and his wife Sandy of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

A celebration of Terry’s life was held Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Fortuna Baptist Church in Fortuna.

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

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.kidwellgarber.com


Nancy Ann McAnally, 70
Nancy Ann McAnally, of Linn Creek, Missouri, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 in Camdenton, Missouri.

Nancy was born October 21, 1944 in St Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Archie and Lorraine (Kinsey) Street.

Nancy was united in marriage to Lloyd McAnally on January 3, 1961 in St Louis, Missouri and together they shared 54 years of marriage until her death.

Nancy enjoyed reading, shopping, and watching cooking shows on television. Her greatest joy, however, was her family, whom she loved dearly.

Nancy is survived by her husband Lloyd; one son, Dean McAnally of Linn Creek, Missouri; one daughter, Debra Owens and husband, Jr., of Linn Creek, Missouri; three grandchildren, Amanda Lewis, David Lewis, and Joshua Lewis and wife Kayla; eight great-grand children; two brothers, Dennis Street and wife, Sherry, of Chandler, Az, and Michael Street and wife, Robbie, of Flag Staff, Az; three sisters, Brenda Littrell of Linn Creek, Missouri, Vicky Dorchinez and husband Rich of Parker, Az and Donna Street of Phoenix, Az; along with several other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Archie and Lorraine Street; and one sister Barbara.

A Memorial-Visitation was held Friday, March 20, 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.


Marjorie Marie Welsh, 70
Marjorie Marie Welsh, daughter of Willie and Opal Ellen Jump Ginnings, was born, July 13, 1944 in Bolivar, Missouri. She passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015, in her home, Garden City, Missouri at the age of seventy years, eight months and two days.

On August 21, 1959 in Decaturville, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Jerry Wallander and to this union three children were born.

She later married Larry Eugene Welsh on October 13, 1979 in Independence, Missouri and together they shared thirty-four years of marriage before his passing on January 6, 2014.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a sister; Mary McCoy; an infant sister and a step-son, Terry Welsh.

Survivors include her children, Jerry Wallander and wife Tarra of Garden City, Missouri, Glenda Cobb of Garden City, Missouri and Stacy Miles and husband Rodney of Paola, Kansas; step-children, Debra Wright of Camdenton, Missouri and Randy Welsh and wife Alie of Eldridge, Missouri; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous step-grand and great-grandchildren; a brother, Willie Ginnings and wife Sandra of Eldridge, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Marjorie was raised in the Decaturville area. She attended Missy Lee’s and Jim Gardner Beauty Colleges. She owned and operated Margie’s Klip and Kurl in Garden City for many years. She served as the Secretary and Treasurer for the United Methodist Church in Garden City.

Marjorie was a member of “the little church in the woods”, Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Wheatland.

In her spare time, she loved to do crafts and work with flowers. She was an excellent cook and baker. Fishing was always a good time for her. Most of all, time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren brought her joy.

She touched many lives during her time on earth and we take comfort in knowing her memory will linger on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 20, 2015 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial was in Mt. Horeb Cemetery, Decaturville.

Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church 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.


Jessie Lee Denny, 84
Jessie Lee Denny, son of Samuel Arthur and Edna Sandage Denny, was born, July 10, 1930 in, Camdenton, Missouri. He passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of eighty-four years, eight months and eight days.

On March 25, 1954 in Camdenton, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Acey Lea Looney. Together they shared sixty years of marriage until her passing on January 29, 2015.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Patricia Denny; three brothers, Johnny, Glenn and Lester Denny; four sisters, Gracie Coleman, Mabel Coleman, Leonna Moreland and Ruby Price; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Survivors include three children, Karen Beasley of Lebanon, Missouri, Steve Denny and wife Vicky of Afton, Oklahoma and Larry Denny and wife Donna of Lebanon, Missouri; seven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Jep was a life-long resident of Camden County. He worked at Lowe’s Boats in Lebanon for many years. He was well-known for being a dog breeder and raised many beagle and terrier pups.

Jep made a profession of faith and was a member of Webster Grove Missionary Baptist Church

In his spare time he enjoyed being outdoors, especially hunting. He liked talking on C.B. radios. He always enjoyed working with his dogs. Most of all, time spent with his family was special to him.

He was a loving father and grandfather 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, March 23, 2015 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial followed in Myetta Cemetery, Camdenton.

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

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

Published 3-18-15
Leo Sieler, 77
Leo Sieler, of Sunrise Beach, passed away on March 8, 2015, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, after a twelve year, courageous battle with lung cancer.

Leo is survived by his wife, R. Joanie Sieler; one son, Brian Sieler and wife Lana of Omaha, Nebraska; one daughter, Susan Sieler of Lincoln, Nebraska and two grandchildren, Trevor and Hailey of Omaha, Nebraska.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. Left to mourn his memory are three brothers, two sisters-in-law and a sister.

A celebration of Leo’s life was held Wednesday, March 11, at the West Lake Christian Church in Laurie with Pastor Kelly Caldwell officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family of Leo Sieler.

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.


Reba Lorene Belt Morse, 88
Reba Lorene Belt Morse, of Roach, Missouri, passed away on March 7, 2015.

Born in Salem, Kentucky in 1926, Reba was preceded in death by her beloved husband Leslie Bell Morse in 1995.

She is survived by her two sons Stephan P. Morse (Karen) of Roach MO, Mark W. Morse (Deborah) of Traverse City, MI, and her sister Flossie E. Varrialle of Tucson, AZ. Reba also has five grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

She was a woman of purpose; serving in her home, church and community as well as operating her own business.

A life celebration service was held Friday, March 13, 2015 at Holt Baptist Church, 2020 Dean Avenue, Holt, MI 48842.

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.


August “Bud” Heineman, 85
August “Bud” Heineman, of Jefferson City, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015, at his home. He was born July 30, 1929, in Versailles, the son of the late August O. and Lillie Mae (Hunter) Heineman.

Bud was a graduate of Versailles High School and received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Missouri where he played basketball and baseball and was a three year letterman and co-captain of the basketball team.

As a forward for the Missouri Tigers basketball team from 1950-1952, he was titled the “little leftie with the radar jump shot” and was the top scorer for the team in 1950’51.

After college, he worked for 38 years at the Department of Education with Vocational Rehabilitation. He was coordinator of Vocational Rehabilitation when he retired.

He received the MRA Stevenson Award and was a lifetime member of the Missouri Rehabilitation Association and the National Rehabilitation Association.

Bud loved all sports and continued to support the Missouri Tigers, attending basketball and football games for over 50 years after he graduated.

He loved playing golf, traveling abroad, fishing, and boating at the Lake of the Ozarks.

He also loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and visiting with family and friends.

Bud was a lifetime member of the MU Alumni Association and QUEBH Honorary Society. He volunteered with Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity and served in the United States Air Force serving in the Korean Conflict.

He was a member and ordained Elder and Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City.

On November 23, 1962, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Florene (Baumgartner) Heineman.

In addition to his wife, Florene, he is survived by his children, Brian Heineman and wife Rachel of Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Cindy Brya and husband Ted of Champaign, Illinois; four grandchildren, Tom Brya, Heidi Brya, Steven Heineman and Elijah Heineman; his sister, Dorothy Williams and husband Bill of Versailles and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Bud’s life was held Tuesday, March 17, at the First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City with Dr. Rob Erickson and Dr. David Henry officiating.

Graveside services and interment will be held Tuesday, at the Versailles Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City, Hospice Compassus or the Parkinson’s 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.

Donald Schultz, 82
Donald Schultz, of Camdenton passed away on March 12, 2015 after battling multiple illnesses. He was born September 5, 1932 in Montclair New Jersey.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Schultz and all of his eight brothers and sisters.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956 and was a member of the American Legion Post 624.

He was very strong in his Christian faith and was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Camdenton.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-six years, Carol (Bayard) Schultz of Camdenton, Missouri; son, Donald Schultz and wife Giselle of Newport News, Virginia; daughter, Carol Schultz of Camdenton, Missouri; son, Robert Schultz and wife Rebel of Crocker, Missouri and ten grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, May 17, 2015 in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Camdenton under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial with military honors was Tuesday in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Ft. Leonard Wood.

In lieu of flowers, Donald had asked that gifts of condolence be sent to the Samaritan Fund of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

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

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


Peggy E. Solomon, 84
Peggy E. Solomon age84, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away Friday March 13, 2015 at the Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Peggy was born October 6, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Arthur and Estelle Lee.

Peggy was married to James L. Duncan in 1949 who preceded her in death in 1974. She later married Lloyd Solomon in 1980.

Peggy loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Peggy is survived by her husband Lloyd of the home, one daughter, Kathleen Moyer and husband Cecil, of Osage Beach, Missouri, two sons, James L. Duncan II and wife Mary Beth, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, Mike Duncan and wife Paula, of Brumley, Missouri, nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband James L. Duncan, she was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Estelle Lee, one daughter, Cynthia Duncan, one sister Evelyn Zollar, two brothers, Jack Lee and Robert Lee.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday March 18, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Interment will be in the Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Memorials donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society and may be left at the 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, Osage Beach, Missouri.
 

Published 3-11-15
David Lee Brazie, 79
David Lee Brazie, of Laurie, passed away on Saturday night, February 28, 2015 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

David was born on October 15, 1935 in Cairo, Illinois, the son of Lee and Laura Brazie.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from the St. Louis County Police Department. David was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, a member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus, and enjoyed fishing.

In 1979 David was united in marriage to the love of his life, Myra Roth, in the Courthouse of Clayton, Missouri. Later, in 1992, David and Myra had a more formal wedding at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Laura Brazie.

He is survived by his wife, Myra Brazie of the home; his son, Parker Nanney; and his granddaughter, Taylor Nanney.

Memorial Mass was held Thursday, March 5, 2015 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie.

Burial will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery following the committal service.

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

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.kidwellgarber.com


Betty Jane (Moser) LaRue, 94
Betty Jane (Moser) LaRue, of Versailles, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born March 19, 1920, in Versailles, a daughter of the late Royce, Sr. and Russie (Stringer) Moser.

On November 25, 1947, at the Versailles First Baptist Church, she was united in marriage to Maurice Jehu LaRue, Jr., who preceded her in death on May 29, 1984.

Betty graduated from Stephens College in Columbia and worked as a secretary for a state senator for two terms and secretary to the delegate to the Constitutional Convention of Missouri. She was also secretary for the Moser Hatchery and Versailles Ice and Coal Company for 25 years.

She was an active member of the Versailles First Baptist Church and in her earlier years, she was a member of the Versailles Garden Club. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and making crafts for the garden club and their Christmas show.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Roberta Jane “Bobbi” Pataky and husband Dr. Jim Pataky of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho; three grandchildren, Kristen Katkavich and husband Scott of Denver, Colorado, Corey Pataky and wife Heather of Seattle, Washington and Jeremy Pataky of Anchorage, Alaska; three great-grandchildren, Macy, Cole and Preston Katkavich of Denver, Colorado; her brother, Royce Moser and wife Lois of Salt Lake City, Utah; her cousins, Vicki and Warren Barber of La Cygne, Kansas and Martha and Jack Stringer of Atlanta, Georgia; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Michael Maurice LaRue.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 6, 2015, at the Versailles First Baptist Church with Dr. Todd Forman officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Billy Graham 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.


Aubrey Lloyd (Chuck) Churchman Jr., 84
Aubrey Lloyd (Chuck) Churchman Jr. died peacefully on February 26, 2015 at age 84. Chuck was born in Ionia, Kansas in 1930, to Aubrey Lloyd Churchman Sr. and Lona Ethel Dugger Churchman.

The family moved often during his childhood, Chuck attended 11 different schools and graduated from De La Sal High School in KC, MO in 1948, where he played football and baseball.

Chuck joined the United States Navy in 1950, where he was a radio communication specialist while proudly serving two deployments in the Korean War, to Alaska and Japan. Chuck was also proud member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

On October 30, 1951 he married the love of his life Mary Jo Erbacher of Kansas City Mo.

Chuck is survived by his wife Mary Jo and the five children they raised together. They are Mitch Churchman (wife Sharon), David Churchman (Julie Hagan), Mike Churchman (wife Cheryl) Carol McCoy (husband Mike McCoy) and Pat Churchman (wife Karla). Chuck and Mary Jo have thirteen wonderful grandchildren: Emily, Shawn, Rachel, Cameron, Courtney, Hannah, Spencer, Megan, Aubrey, Derrick, Christian, Katie, Jake, and one adorable great-grand daughter Ellie Jo.

He is also survived by his brother, Everett Lennington (Bill) Churchman of Riverside, California.

After the Korean War ended, Chuck returned home to work with the Rock Island Line RR while attending the University of Kansas City (UMKC) where he graduated with an accounting degree.

He accepted a job with the accounting firm of Ernst & Ernst where he worked for four years. In 1966, Chuck accepted a job with the Internal Revenue Service where worked for 28 years as a large case group manager until his retirement in 1993.

After retirement, Chuck and Mary Jo moved to the Lake of the Ozarks where they enjoyed the retired lake life together. Soon they also had a place in South Texas to get away from the cold Missouri winters. In Texas they met many great friends and enjoyed the warm weather together.

Chuck and Mary Jo took the family on many vacations to the mountains of Colorado to camp and ski, a trip to Disneyland when we were all young along with a trip to the Grand Canyon.

The family spent many, many enjoyable weekends boating, skiing and fishing along with spending time together at their Lake of the Ozarks home. Chuck was very active in little league baseball with coaching and attending the games of his four sons. Later attending many high school football, wrestling, volleyball, track and baseball games that his four sons and daughter played in.

He made the time in his very busy life to be at our games to proudly watch us play, thank you dad, we enjoyed that. He also insisted we work hard and have integrity as he was the most honest hard working man we know, we love and respect him for those qualities.

We helped dad to learn patience on those long cross country trips in the family station wagon to Colorado while pulling a camp trailer, which we are sure he later appreciated.

A quite service was held for Chuck with his family at the home in Sunrise Beach. Chuck will be missed as a wonderful husband and loving head of the family.

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

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