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 3-26-14

C.B. “Beck” Boeckman, 89
C.B. “Beck” Boeckman, entered this world July 21, 1924 in Kelly, Kansas. He was the first of seven children born to Joseph and Johanna Bokern Boeckman. He leaves behind his wife of sixty-one years, Martha “Nan” Boeckman. Beck and Nan met in 1944 at the U.S. Army Medical Unit in Kansas City, Missouri.

They were joined in marriage at the Paseo Presbyterian Church in Kansas City on April 29, 1947. In 1949 they opened Mar-Beck Appliance Service, Inc. in Kansas City. The successful business had expanded to four locations by the time of their retirement.

Not satisfied with the retired lifestyle, they relocated to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1978 to operate Empire Resort on the Little Niangua arm of the Lake until 1985. Their second attempt at retirement included many travels across the U.S. in their motor home as well as several trips abroad.

During Beck’s later years at the Lake, he enjoyed captaining his pontoon boat, golfing, caring for his daughter, and entertaining grandchildren. Beck was a long time member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Camdenton, Missouri. He was also a 29 year member of the Knights of Columbus, rising to a Knight of the Third Degree.

Beck served in the U.S. Army for six years, at which point he was honorably discharged as a Master Sergeant. After the birth of his first daughter, Debra, Beck became an advocate for the disabled. He is a former president and founding member of both the Greater Kansas City and Missouri chapters of the United Cerebral Palsy Association.

Beck also served as a director of the National Cerebral Palsy Group. He was involved with numerous homes for the handicapped in both Kansas City and central Missouri. As a small business owner, Beck made it a priority to provide employment for the handicapped.

He was preceded in death by his sisters Bernice Smith and Helen Honeyman. He is survived by his siblings Les Boeckman of Topeka, KS; Jerry Boeckman of Hiawatha, KS; Ken Boeckman of Seneca, KS, and Martha Hutfles of Falls City, NE.

Beck is survived by five children and their spouses; Debra Boeckman of Camdenton, MO, Jim and Linda Griffeth of Houston, TX, David and Linda Boeckman of Camdenton, MO, Mark and Kathy Boeckman of Santa Clara, CA and Daniel and Gail Boeckman of Carterville, IL.

Beck was proud to have twelve grandchildren, Jill McMillian, Chris Boeckman, Jenny Dean, Matthew Boeckman,Jon Boeckman, Patrick Boeckman, Kate Boeckman, Jaclin Boeckman, Kaylin Boeckman, Justin Boeckman, Sean Calhoun and Deegan Boeckman.

He is survived by four great-grandchildren, Hudson Dean, Lawson McMillian, Holt McMillian and Harper Dean.

He is remembered by his friends and family for his perseverance, kindness, hard work and insatiable sweet tooth. He will be greatly missed.

Funeral Mass was held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Camdenton, Missouri.

Inurnment was at Hedges Cemetery Columbarium in Camdenton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made on Beck’s behalf to the United Cerebral Palsy Association (ucp.org) Missouri Chapter.

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.


Louise Elizabeth Scott, 87
Louise Elizabeth Scott passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 87.

She was the daughter of Jeptha Elisha and Leota Beatrice (Spere) Martin.

Louise was united in marriage to Roy Clarence Scott on April 22, 1944 and had shared 69 years together.

Louise was born and raised in Camden County. She was saved during a revival at Parrack Grove Missionary Baptist Church and was a member of Enon Baptist Church in Bolivar, where they attended until the day of Roy’s stroke.

Louise was a loving wife, Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma and Great Great Grandmother. She loved to sew, crochet and cook for her family and friends.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Roy; her son Charles; her grandson Brent Leap; her brothers Jack Earl, Lillard, and George; her sisters Ethel, Marie, Annie, Mary Ellen and two sisters that died as infants.

Louise is survived by two daughters Judy Leap and husband, Paul, of Macks Creek, Missouri; and Violet Howard and husband, Garry, of Preston, Missouri; five grandchildren, Stephen, Sherri, Ryan, Amy and Brandon; several great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Lula Calvert of Camdenton, Missouri; along with several nieces and nephews.

She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral Services were Friday, March 7 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Macks Creek, Missouri.

Interment will follow at Roach Cemetery, Roach, Missouri.

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

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


Eli E. Miller, 86
Eli E. Miller, of Fortuna, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Golden Age Living Center in Stover. He was born May 21, 1927, in LaGrange County, Indiana, a son of the late Edward and Lizzie Ann (Miller) Miller.

He was united in marriage to Dorothy Mae Kauffman who preceded him in death. Later, he married Jerilyn Baumgartner who survives the home.

Eli worked in the steel industry most of his life, as a steel fabricator.

He was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church of Fortuna and was also a member of Gideon’s International.

Eli enjoyed carpentry and built many homes throughout his life.

In addition to his wife, Jeri, he is survived by his children, Bruce Miller of Springfield, Missouri, Marlin Miller and wife Delores of Versailles, Missouri, Clifford Miller and wife Jan of Versailles, Missouri, Eugenia Bauer and husband Paul of Fort Mill, South Carolina and Melanie Dooley and husband Ed of Valparaiso, Indiana; step-daughter, Kara Hall and husband Mike of Jefferson City, Missouri; step-son, Kerry Baumgartner and wife Janie of Fortuna, Missouri; nineteen grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; his brothers, Alvin Miller and wife Mary, Freeman Miller and wife Mary Ellen, Omar Miller and wife Barbara and Truman Miller, all of Indiana; his sister, Viola Rogich of Limon, Colorado; his sister-in-law, Mary Miller of Michigan and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Joyce Miller, his brother, John Miller and his sister, Sarah Miller.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 13, at the Bethel Mennonite Church near Fortuna with Pastor Dave Zapf officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Bethel Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideon’s International. 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.

Ruthie Eaton Webster, 57
Ruthie Eaton Webster of Macks Creek, Missouri passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at her home. She was born to the late David “Duck” and Lucille Eaton on July 4, 1956 in Lebanon, Missouri.

On May 14, 1977, Ruthie married the love of her life, Danny Webster, and to this union five children were born. They made their home in the Macks Creek area for the past 36 years.

Ruthie was an active member in the First Baptist Church of Macks Creek. Most of her work was in Children’s Ministries as a Sunday School teacher, VBS Director/Teacher, GA Leader, and an AWANA Leader/Teacher.

Ruthie was a loved and respected childcare provider in her home for 33 years, taking care of many of the community’s children. Traveling, reading her Amish books and playing cards with family and friends were some of her favorite things to do.

She was the most loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Spending time with her grandbabies was the most treasured time for her. Ruthie’s kindness, love, strength, and grace inspired all who knew her.

Ruthie is survived by her husband, Dan Webster.

One son; Danny Webster, four daughters; Misty McCrackin and husband, Stephen; Megan Webster, Andrea Skaggs and husband, Clayton, and Amber Webster; five grandchildren; Hunter Webster, Reagan McCrackin, Madelyn McCrackin, Mia Webster, and Clare Skaggs; her Mother, Lucille Eaton; three siblings; Kathy Boze, Brenda Amato and husband, Louis, and David Eaton and wife, Karri; one sister-in-law, Becky Lynn and husband, Ronnie and many more family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Duck Eaton; and her mother and father-in-law, JD and Adra Webster.

Funeral Services were Monday, March 10, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Macks Creek, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at pancan.org or 1500 Rosecrans Ave. Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

The family also wishes to express their gratitude to Paul Schultz, M.D., Eston Schwartz, M.D. and Byron Bauer RN for their excellent medical care and compassion.

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.

 

Published 3-19-14

Debra Jean Kelly, 44
Debra Jean “Debbie” Kelly, age 44, of Versailles, passed away Friday, February 21, 2014, at her home. She was born June 14, 1969, in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of Cleo and Betty (Franks) Chadwrick.

Debbie was a member of the North Shore First Baptist Church in Rocky Mount. She enjoyed mushroom hunting, fishing and making crafts with her children. She was known for always being able to lighten the mood when around others.

She is survived by her husband, Thom of the home; her children, Angela Nicole Yeakle of Stover, Missouri, Samantha Jean Fretueg of Versailles, Missouri, Jamie Joan Kelly of Versailles, Missouri, Hailee Jewel Fretueg of Versailles, Missouri, Ceirra Ann Kelly of Stover, Missouri, Terra Ann Kelly of Versailles, Missouri and John Thomas Kelly of the home; nine grandchildren; her father, Cleo Chadwrick of Versailles, Missouri; her mother, Betty Preuitt of Stover, Missouri; her brothers, Danny Chadwrick of Versailles, Missouri and Steve Pinkston of Success, Missouri; her sister, Donna Long of Harrisburg, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Leta Anders and Ruby Franks, her uncles, Skip Franks and Leon Edrington and her aunt Rita Thompson.

A celebration of Debbie’s life was held Thursday, February 27, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. 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.


Mary E. Collins, 98
Mary E. Collins, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at Pleasant View located in Ottawa, Illinois.

Mary was born June 18, 1915, in Ames, Iowa. She was the fifth child of seven children to Charles and Mattie (Martha Mae) Glenn Cox. Starting with the eldest sibling, they were: Clarence, Irene, Gladys, Charles, Glen and Lucile, who are deceased. Mary was a 1933 graduate from Ames High School.

On June 8, 1945, Mary E. Cox married Frank L. Grimes in Ames, Iowa, Story County. Frank and Mary celebrated the birth of their daughter Linda C. Grimes in February, 1948. On April 13, 1957, Frank and Mary were divorced.

In mid 1957, Mary married Paul Collins of Green County, Xenia, Ohio, who preceded her in death.

After 25 service years, Mary retired from The Des Moines Register and Tribune. Much of her career centered on selling advertising space for the newspaper. She had won several company awards.

Her main focus was providing for the needs of her daughter Linda. Mary attended the Lutheran Church services at Pleasant View.

Mary is survived by her daughter Linda Lackey and son-in-law Larry Lackey of Versailles: two step-granddaughters Sandra Lackey in Wheaton, Illinois and Patricia Perna and husband Joseph Perna in Winfield, Illinois; two step-great-grandsons Samuel Perna and Matthew Perna.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 1, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Michael Keith officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Versailles United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.


Robert Franklin “Bob” Whitworth, 77
Robert Franklin “Bob” Whitworth, of Stover, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. He was born May 17, 1936, in Windsor, Missouri, the son of the late Earl and Alice Folsom Whitworth.

On August 12, 1984, in Little Rock, Arkansas, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Rebecca Barnett Whitworth.

Bob was an over the road truck driver for many years until his retirement. He was a member of the Teamsters.

He enjoyed fishing and watching football and NASCAR races.

In addition to his wife, Rebecca, he is survived by his son, Dustan Whitworth of the home; his daughters, Sherry McKinney and husband Joe of Warrensburg, Missouri, Debbie West of Warsaw, Missouri and Bobbi Callahan and husband Kelly of Warsaw, Missouri; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Earlene Cain and Rosemary Reinke.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 6, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

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


Janet K. Shigemura, 69
Janet K. Shigemura, of Gravois Mills, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014, at St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City. She was born March 21, 1944, in Independence, Missouri, a daughter of the late Herman and Illene Goodrick Maxwell.

On December 27, 1963, in Kansas City, Missouri, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Dennis Shigemura.

Janet had been employed as a journalist for Current Communications. She later founded a non-profit organization known as Blindsight, serving as president for several years until her retirement.

She loved the outdoors, especially when gardening and landscaping. Janet also enjoyed writing and cooking. She was very social and enjoyed volunteer work most of her life.

In addition to her husband, Dennis of fifty years, she is survived by her daughter, Rachel Knott and husband Patrick of Independence, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Robin Shigemura, her brother, Daniel Maxwell and her sister, Patricia Pollard.

A celebration of Janet’s life was held Saturday, March 15, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to a non-profit organization for the blind of the donor’s choice. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Ronald Dean Blacksten, Sr., 66
Ronald Dean “Ronnie” Blacksten, Sr., of Versailles, passed away Friday, February 28, 2014, at St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City. He was born December 21, 1947, in Excelsior, Missouri, a son of the late Rolla and Hazel Rastle Blacksten.

For many years, Ronnie was employed at Cargill in California, Missouri.

He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Versailles.

Ronnie was an avid collector of knives. He loved the outdoors especially when he was fishing or hunting for arrowheads.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Madeline Blacksten of the home; his children, Michael Glass of Versailles, Missouri, Robert Lee Glass and wife Rhonda of Tipton, Missouri; James Glass and wife Joyce of Taos, Missouri, Ronnie Blacksten, Jr. and fiancée Lillian Dowell of Stover, Missouri, Roger Blacksten of the home and Dena Ellis and husband Clarence of California, Missouri; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sisters, Barbara Kay Lietzke and husband Ferd of High Point, Missouri and Karen Boettcher of Overland Park, Kansas; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John Irby Blacksten and Donald Ray Blacksten, his sister, Kathryn Boettcher and his granddaughter, Rebecca Ann Blacksten.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 4, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Dr. Bill Johnson and Reverend Ronnie Griffith officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Hopewell Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Helen M. LaForest, 91
Helen M. LaForest, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach.

Helen was born January 27, 1923 in Freeman, Missouri, the daughter of Alfred and Effie (Harbour) Wallace.

Helen was united in marriage to M. Dexter Harper on July 21, 1945. He passed away May 7, 1996. She later married James E. LaForest on July 7, 1996 who passed away May 2006.

Helen was a loving and devoted wife and mother and enjoyed her time as a homemaker. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, cooking, reading and playing bridge with the Bridgettes. More than anything, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Helen had a wonderful sense of humor that for all who knew her, will be sorely missed.

Helen is survived by her daughter, Susan Harper-Spica and husband, Michael, of Lake Ozark, Missouri; her sons, Gary Harper and wife, Kristi, of Knoxville, Tennessee, and James Harper and wife, Debi, of Springfield, Missouri; four grandchildren, Christy Harper, Paul Spica, Katie Harper, and Kyle Harper; and two great-grandchildren.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Effie Wallace; her husbands, M. Dexter Harper, and James E. LaForest; her sisters, Virginia Park, Sue Gray, and Elizabeth Wallace; her brothers, Gilbert Wallace, R.L. Wallace, John Wallace, and Hugh Wallace; and one grandson, Doug Harper.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Interment was at Lake Memorial Garden Cemetery 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, Osage Beach, Missouri.
 

Published 3-12-14

Kathy Anstine, 59
Mary Kathleen "Kathy" (Bauermeister) Anstine, of Gravois Mills, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. She was born August 29, 1954, in Versailles, Missouri, a daughter of the late Raymond and Maxine (Johnson) Bauermeister.

Kathy lived in Morgan County all of her life. She worked at Dogwood in Laurie when it was owned by Wally and Vida McDonald. She also worked at the Sugar Shack in Laurie and other various restaurants in the Gravois Mills area.

Kathy was employed at Dixon Ticonderoga in Versailles as a tipper and also Tipton Manor in the Alzheimer’s Unit for over 10 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Christal Bauermeister of North Dakota; her grandson, James Adam Brandle II of the home; her sister, Ruthie Proctor of Gravois Mills, Missouri; brother, Brian Bauermeister of Osage Beach, Missouri; aunts, Florence Daniels of Columbia, Missouri and Dee Clouse of Waverly, Missouri; uncle, Howard Johnson of Grand Pass, Missouri; several nieces and nephews and many cousins.

In addition to her parents, Raymond and Maxine Bauermeister, she was preceded in death by her son, Dustin Anstine, brother, Donnie Bauermeister, maternal grandparents, Elmer and Betty Johnson, paternal grandparents, Harry “Pappy” and Alvina Bauermeister and several cousins, aunts and uncles.

Graveside services and inurnment was held Sunday, February 16, 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.


Mildred Price, 95
Mildred Price, of Tipton, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born July 9, 1918, in Morgan County, a daughter of Robert L. and Mary Louise Hayes Bishop.

On October 26, 1940, in Versailles, she married Jack Price, who preceded her in death on February 26, 1996.

Mrs. Price was a member of the Tipton First Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, working word-search puzzles, making crafts, traveling and spending time with her family.

Surviving are two daughters, Kay Niermeyer and husband Bill of Jefferson City and Jackie Price of Blue Springs; ten grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren and twenty-three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Bishop, her husband, Jack, two daughters, Jo Brant and Norma Keirsey, an infant son, four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held February 21 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. with Pastor Brad Homan officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Martin Wayne Galler, 60
Martin Wayne Galler, of Osage Beach, Missouri, died on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach.

Martin was born May 11, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Edwin and Margie (Endsley) Galler.

Martin was employed by Terminix for several years. In his spare time he enjoyed playing darts and going to the bowling alley.

Martin is survived by his daughters, Sharon Galler of Osage Beach, Missouri, Barbara Wood and husband, Danny, of Lake Ozark, Missouri and Laura Hazlett and husband, Steven, of Camdenton, Missouri; his sons Lonnie Galler and wife, Mary of Lebanon, Missouri, Sandy Galler and wife, Mary, of Lebanon, Missouri, Robert Wells and wife, Judy, of O’Fallon, Missouri, and Nathan Galler of St. Louis, Missouri; his mother Margie Galler of St. Louis, Missouri; his sister, Debra Sue Galler of St. Louis, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren, Jessica Galler, Monica Galler, Ashley Wood, Adam Frances, Danny Wood, Jr., Christopher Frances, Zeke Terry, Noah Hazlett, Shailey Walker, Allie Hazlett, Alainie Hazlett, Xander Hazlett, Grayson Hazlett, and Braydon Hazlett.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Galler, and one brother, Neil Galler.

Funeral Services were held Friday, February 21, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to the American Kidney Foundation.

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

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


Larry K. Eye, 73
Larry K. Eye, of Gravois Mills, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at his home. He was born March 15, 1940, in Iowa City, Iowa, a son of Loyle and Pauline Koranda Eye.

On January 6, 1962, in Lost Nation, Iowa, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Mary Jo (Nodurft) Eye.

In addition to his wife, Mary Jo, he is survived by his sons, Michael Eye and Mark Eye and wife Sherry, both of Columbia, Missouri; his daughter, Katherine Vetsch and husband Kevin of Kansas City, Missouri; four grandchildren, Amber Goss of Columbia, Missouri, Joseph Vetsch of Kansas City, Missouri, Marie Straughan of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Christopher Vetsch of Albuquerque, New Mexico; one great-granddaughter, Haylee Scruggs; his mother, Pauline Eppright of Laurie, Missouri; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Loyle Eye.

Larry was a proud, retired United States Air Force veteran. He was a beloved son, husband, father and grandfather – a selfless soul, always making sure everyone was comfortable and happy.

He loved his family and his retirement home at the Lake of the Ozarks. He enjoyed watching the boats go by, looking out for his neighbors, and cooking for family get-togethers, especially the annual Thanksgiving dinner.

We love you – and you will be missed.

A celebration of Larry’s life was held Friday, February 21, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel with Father Patrick Dolan officiating. Graveside services and inurnment with full military honors followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Patrick Catholic Church. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Robert L. (Rob) Weber, 56
Robert L. (Rob) Weber, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, died on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at his home.

Rob was born December 10, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Robert and Regina Rose (Rohlman) Weber.

Rob had worked for RP Lumber in Osage Beach for 15 years where he was a yard foreman. He enjoyed boating and BBQ’s and spending time with his family and friends.

Rob is survived by his life partner April Lowe of the home; his daughter, Becky Weber and fiancé Tony Lascuola, of Osage Beach, Missouri; his sons, Michael Weber, of Osage Beach, Missouri, Robert Weber, of Osage Beach, Missouri, Thomas Weber, of Osage Beach, Missouri, and Brandon Weber and fiancé Mikala Lewis, of Eldon, Missouri; his step-son, Nick Lowe of Sedalia, Missouri; his sisters, Grace Webb, of Camdenton, Missouri, Marion Phillips and husband Steve, of Camdenton, Missouri, and Joan Weber, of Osage Beach, Missouri; his brothers, Bill Weber and wife Joyce, of Ash Grove, Missouri, and Tom Weber, of Holts Summit, Missouri; his grandchildren, Michael Weber, Isabella Weber, Elidia Weber, and Payton Weber, along with several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Rob was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Regina Weber.

Private graveside services were held Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery 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, Osage Beach, Missouri.


Sandra “Sandy” Welsh, 71
Sandra “Sandy” Welsh, of Gravois Mills, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at her home. She was born October 15, 1942, in Billings, Montana, the daughter of William and Euphie (Robinson) Ennis.

On September 9, 1961, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Gary Welsh.

Sandy was a member of the Lake Bloomers Garden Club, Red Hat, and was also a Lady Elk all in Laurie.

Her favorite hobbies included sewing, fishing, boating, gardening and quilting. She enjoyed quilting baby quilts and donating them to the Pregnancy Center in Laurie. Sandy was very devoted to her family and friends, including her dogs and grand-dogs.

She enjoyed traveling extensively with Gary throughout the world. She was quite fluent in Spanish as many of their travels took them to Spanish speaking areas.

In addition to her husband, Gary of 52 years, she is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Adams and husband John of Mound, Minnesota; her mother, Euphie Ennis of Billings, Montana; her brother, Tim Ennis and wife Ruby of Shepherd, Montana; two nieces and many friends. She was preceded in death by her father, William Ennis.

A celebration of Sandy’s life will be held at a later date. Graveside services and inurnment will be held at a later date in the family plot in Billings, Montana.

Memorial contributions are suggested to S.T.A.F.F. Animal Shelter in Sunrise Beach. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at Sandy-Welsh.forevermissed.com or www.kidwellgarber.com.

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

Published 3-5-14

Gail Breshears, 62
Gail Breshears, of Linn Creek Missouri, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. Missouri.

Gail was born February 14, 1952 in Springfield, Missouri the daughter of James E. “Bud” and Winifred Breshears.

Gail grew up north of Wheatland and Humansville. Gail came to know Jesus as her Savior at nine years of age. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and most recently had been a member of Osage Beach First Assembly of God for the past six years.

Gail attended School of the Ozarks for one year and later attended Cox School of Radiology in Springfield, Missouri. She worked as a radiology technologist until July 2013, due to health reasons.

Gail leaves behind her siblings, Winola Krammer and husband, Steve, of Whitney, Texas, Wilma George and husband, John, of Springfield, Missouri and Mike Breshears and wife, Louisa, of Odessa, Missouri; nine nieces and nephews and thirteen great-nieces and nephews, as well as several other family members and friends.

Gail was preceded in death by her parents James E “Bud” and Winifred Breshears.

Funeral services were Wednesday, February 12, at First Assembly of God Church in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Interment was at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Wheatland, Missouri.

Memorials made to Osage Beach Assembly of God Bike Fest Ministry.

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.


Junior Donovan (J.D.) Shankel, 92
Junior Donovan (J.D.) Shankel, son of Elmer Donovan and Lola May Neil Shankel, was born January 7, 1922 in Hiattville, Kansas. He died on Saturday, January 25, 2014, in the Osage Beach Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of ninety-two.

On December 31, 1945 in the Kincaid Memorial Baptist Church, Girard, Kansas he was united in marriage to Opal Maudie Lane, the love of his life and from this union three sons were born. Together they shared fifty-eight years of marriage before her passing on January 9, 2004.

He was also preceded in death by his parents: two brothers, Donald L. and Buford L. Shankel and two sisters, Eileen Highfield and Esther Pauline Shankel.

Survivors include his three sons, Pastor Scott D. Shankel and wife Diane of Osage Beach, Missouri, Mark D. Shankel of Olathe, Kansas and Craig D. Shankel and wife Christine of Loveland, Colorado; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; his three sisters Mary Madeline Gillian of Fort Scott, Kansas, Irene Lowe and husband Roger of Wichita, Kansas and Ida Mae Smith of Overland Park, Kansas; his two brothers Curtis Shankel and wife Gloria of Fort Scott, Kansas and Dean Shankel of Richmond, Illinois and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and many friends.

J.D. attended and graduated from Hepler High School in the class of 1940. He served his country proudly with the United States Army in the European Theater during World War II with the 9th Armored Division Combat Engineers.

He was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge in Luxenbourg, but returned to combat with his unit for the Battle for the Remagen Bridge and served with his unit till the end of the war. He received the “Purple Heart Award, the Marksmanship Badge, Good Conduct Medal and Campaign Ribbons and Battles for the Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe”.

After returning home from the war J.D. worked for the Johnson County Water District #1 as a foreman for the Meter Repair Department and retired after 33 years. He served as the President of the National 9th Armored Combat Engineer’s Association.

He and his wife also served as volunteers for the Johnson County Library’s “Friends of the Library” promoting reading and raising money for the library system which impacted their community. They had many close friends through both organizations. J.D. enjoyed both bowling and golfing in his spare time.

J.D. and his wife Opal were members of the Southminster Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village Kansas for many years. After his wife’s death in 2004 he moved in with his eldest son Scott and his wife Diane to be cared for due to his declining health.

He lived with them for ten years before passing. J.D. felt his greatest achievement in life was getting saved in October of 2010 when he asked Jesus Christ to be his personal Savior.

The family then moved to Osage Beach, Missouri in January of 2013 to help start a new church, the Morning Star Baptist Church Lake of the Ozarks. After suffering a heart attack in October of 2013, J.D. was moved to the Osage Beach Rehabilitation and Health Center due to his declining health.

While there he impacted many people’s lives due to his testimony of his personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. He was loved by many in a short time there both staff and other residents.

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

Memorial services were held on Saturday, February 15, at the Southminster Presbyterian Church at 6306 Roe Ave., Prairie Village, Kansas, 66208. Burial followed in the church columbarium.

Memorial donations may be made to the “Friends of the Library”, at the Johnson County Library, P.O. Box 183, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201.

For condolences go online at: www.alleeholmanhowe.com

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


Justin Scott (Jay) Keeney, 24
Justin Scott (Jay) Keeney, of Eldon, Missouri, died on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Jay was born November 3, 1989 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Ralph III and Jennifer (Wiebe) Keeney and Frank and Mandy Smith.

Jay graduated from School of the Osage in 2008. He was an active member of the student body where he was involved in Student Council, FBLA and Choir, and was President of the French Club, Drama Club and Key Club. He played football all four years of High School and was class treasurer.

After high school Jay attended Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri for two years. He was a biology major and was a member of Alph Phi Omega Fraternity. Jay loved the outdoors, nature and hiking. He also enjoyed drawing.

Jay was interested in social/political platforms as well and had joined a world-wide protest against Monsanto. Jay had professed his faith and was baptized at fourteen years of age.

Jay was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ralph Keeney Jr. and grandmother, Sandy Smith.

Jay is survived by his parents, Ralph III and Jennifer Keeney, of Eldon, Missouri, Frank and Mandy Smith, of St. Louis, Missouri, and Laura Smith, of St. Louis, Missouri; his sisters, Lexi Keeney, of Eldon, Missouri, and Sky Smith, of St, Louis, Missouri; his brothers, Mac Keeney, of Eldon, Missouri, and Max Smith, of St. Louis, Missouri; maternal grandparents, Richard and Sadie Wiebe, of Eldon, Missouri, maternal grandmother, Sandi Wiebe, of Florissant, Missouri; paternal grandparents, Linda and Armando Cardiel, of St. Louis, Missouri; paternal grandfather, Frank Smith, of St. Louis, Missouri; grandmothers, Sharon Keeney, of St. Louis, Missouri, Michel and Gary Meek, of St. Louis, Missouri; great maternal grandmother, Deloris Wiley, of Springfield, Missouri along with many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were Saturday, February 15, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Justin Scott Keeney Memorial Fund, 62 Homeplace Road Eldon, Missouri 65026 or 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.


Robert Spencer “Whitey” Miskimen, 89
Robert Spencer “Whitey” Miskimen, of Laurie, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at his home. He was born June 23, 1924, in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of the late Herbert Spencer and Mildred Mae Downs Miskimen.

On December 5, 1967, in Miami, Oklahoma, he was united in marriage to Virginia Lee Atwood, who preceded him in death on May 9, 2004.

He was veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served in World War II from 1942 to 1945.

Whitey owned and operated his own newspaper route in Kansas City, carrying the Kansas City Star daily until he retired and sold his route.

After retiring to the lake, he became active in the Gravois Mills Volunteer Fire Department. He was a 68 year member of the American Legion and transferred his membership to the Zack Wheat Post 624 in Sunrise Beach while living at the lake.

He was also a 24 year member of the Elks Lodge and was a member of the Osage Community Elks Lodge 2705 in Laurie.

Whitey was a life member of both the VFW Post 5902 in Gravois Mills and the Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed his active retirement by attending various dances in the lake area.

He is survived by his daughter, Linda Harris and husband John of Kansas City, Missouri; step-daughter, Judy Carlson and husband Don of Gresham, Oregon; grandson, Matthew Harris; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his special friends, Cathy Charter, Richard and Annette Skaar and Betty Thompson all of Laurie; and many other relatives and friends.

A visitation was held Monday, February 17, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Graveside services and interment was held Monday, at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus, the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be left online atwww.kidwellgarber.com.

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

 

Published 2-26-14

Barbara Jean Miller, 82
Barbara Jean Miller, daughter of Raymond Vance, Sr. and Gladys Walker Wells, was born, August 17, 1931 in Hannibal, Missouri. She died Wednesday, January 29, 2014, in her home, Camdenton, Missouri at the age of eighty-two years, five months and twelve days.

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

Survivors include two sons, Rod Sederwall and wife Diana of Camdenton, Missouri; Steve Sederwall and wife Carolyn of Capitan, New Mexico; her grandchildren, Jason Sederwall and wife Wendy of Jefferson City, Missouri; Sean Sederwall and wife Stacy of Camdenton, Missouri and Ellie Keith of Camdenton, Missouri, Nina McInnes of Capitan, New Mexico; six great-grandchildren; her brother, Raymond (Skip) Wells, Jr. and wife Betty of Hannibal, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Barbara was born and raised Hannibal, Missouri lived there until moving to the Lake of Ozarks in 2009. She graduated from Hannibal High School in the class of 1948. Barbara worked as a bookkeeper most of her life.

Barbara made a profession of faith and was a member of My Father’s House in Camdenton, Missouri. She was a member of BPW (Business and Professional Women) and the Red Hat Society in Hannibal, Missouri.

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

Memorial services were held Monday, February 3, 2014, in My Father’s House Church, Camdenton, Missouri. Burial followed in Allee Memorial Gardens Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made to My Father’s House 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.


Meredith Gail Oliver, 64
Meredith Gail Oliver, of Gravois Mills, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at her home. She was born May 31, 1949, in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of the late Edward Lewis and Aileen (Hutton) Oliver.

Meredith was employed at the Laurie Care Center as a housekeeper and personal care aide until her retirement.

Her grandbabies were her world and she loved spending every minute she could with them. She loved to laugh and will be remembered most for her sense of humor.

She is survived by her daughter, Lori Herring and husband Gerald of Gravois Mills, Missouri; grandchildren, Rachel, Dalton and Taylor; her brother, Gerald Oliver and wife Pam Curran of Trimble, Missouri; an aunt, Pauline Oliver; two nieces and a nephew; one great-niece and two great-nephews; eight cousins; her special friend, Mike Backman of Laurie, Missouri; and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Carl John Willbrand.

A celebration of Meredith’s life was held Monday, February 3, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the S.T.A.F.F. Animal Shelter in Sunrise Beach.

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


Robert L. “Bob” Gee, 75
Robert L. “Bob” Gee, of Fortuna, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born May 14, 1938, in Sibley, Missouri, a son of the late Lee H. and Sarah Elizabeth (Herndon) Gee.

On June 27, 1959, at the Calvary Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri, Bob was united in marriage to Nancy J. Ficken, who survives the home.

Bob enlisted in the United States Army in 1961 and was honorably discharged on August 31, 1967. He owned and operated Bob’s Fina Service Station in Fortuna.

He later worked at Adkins Lawn Care in Sedalia and Nordyne. Following his retirement, he was employed part time at Walmart in Versailles.

He was a member of the Fortuna Baptist Church where he was baptized and joined the church in the spring of 1998. In his spare time he enjoyed horseback riding, fishing, hunting, gardening, dancing and listening to country music.

Bob is survived by his wife, Nancy of 54 years; his sisters, Libby Reed of Independence, Missouri, Sue Gauer and husband Harry of Lone Jack, Missouri and Peggy Harra of Buckner, Missouri; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sandra and Gene Smith of Sedalia; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Brian “Butch” Gee and Donald Gee.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 4, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Brad Homan officiating.

Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sedalia. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Fortuna 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.


Wayne Thomas, 68
Wayne Thomas, of Lake Ozark, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014, at University of Missouri Hospital. He was born in Iberia on April 24, 1945, son of the late Ralph and Irene (Whittle) Thomas.

On June 6, 1964, in Tuscumbia, Wayne married Rebecca “Becky” McCubbin, who survives at the home.

Wayne was active in the Community and several Civic Organizations.

He is also survived by two children, five grandchildren, and two brothers, Lowell Thomas and Paul Thomas.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ray Thomas.

A Celebration of Life honoring Wayne Thomas was held Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at Osage National Golf Club.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the Lake Ozark Junior Golf Association Scholarship Fund.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fancher-Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.fancher-rekusfuneralhomes.com.


Mazie Thompson, 92
Mazie Thompson of Osage Beach, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at her home in Osage Beach.

Mazie was born January 12, 1922 in St Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Salvatore (Sam) and Clara (Catanzaro) Prainito.

Mazie was united in marriage on December 27, 1942 to Carl L Thompson who preceded her in death.

During Carl and Mazie’s marriage they traveled the world as a military family. They lived in Asia, Europe and several locations in Texas. Upon retirement in 1974 they moved to Osage Beach to live out their lives.

Mazie was proud her dreams of traveling the world were fulfilled “after Carl took her away from Hogan Street in St. Louis.”

Mazie was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, and a brother

Mazie is survived by her daughters, Barbara Davis of San Antonio, Texas, Christine Sandens of Whitney, Texas and Victoria Ely of Osage Beach, Missouri; her sister, Frances Reidel of St Louis, Missouri and her brother Anthony Prainito of St. Louis, Missouri; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren along with numerous other relatives and friends.
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Mazie will be loved always and missed dearly by her family and friends.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Shephard Funeral Home in St. Louis, Missouri.

Interment was at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, 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.

Larry Wayne McGuire, 64
Larry Wayne McGuire, son of John Blue and Gracie Ann Looney McGuire, was born August 3, 1949 in Camdenton, Missouri. He died Friday, February 7, 2014 in his home, Linn Creek, Missouri, at the age of sixty-four years, six months, and four days.

On April 18, 1968, Larry was united in marriage to Donna Sue Long and to this union five children were born.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Donna McGuire; a son, Robbie McGuire; a sister, Betty Miller; and three brothers, Dub, Johnny, and Gary McGuire.

He is survived by his children, Tommy McGuire of Linn Creek, Missouri, Melisa Hunter and Tom Ford of Lebanon, Missouri, Cody McGuire and wife Christina of Camdenton, Missouri, and Jake McGuire of Camdenton, Missouri; grandchildren, Andrew White, Dalton Hunter, Ivy Rush, Kirstie Hunter, Dakota McGuire, Madalynn McGuire, Declan McGuire, Andrew McGuire; his siblings, James McGuire of Lebanon, Missouri, Tuck McGuire and wife Violet of Camdenton, Missouri, Crystal Burns and husband Paul of Decaturville, Missouri, Gene McGuire and wife Evelyn of Camdenton, Glen McGuire and wife Pat of Camdenton, Frances Stamper and husband Larry of Montreal, Missouri, Davey McGuire and wife Debbie of Montreal, Missouri, Linda Leffert and husband Carl of Camdenton, Wanda McDaniel and husband Danny of Camdenton, Missouri, and Margie Manley of Lebanon, Missouri; a number of nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Larry was a lifelong resident of Camdenton and worked as a truck driver for Modern Sanitation for many years until his health forced him to retire.

In his spare time, Larry enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family.

Larry was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, and was a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate his life and accomplishments and will treasure the many memories he has created for his family and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial followed in Mt. Horeb Cemetery, Decaturville.

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.
 

Published 2-19-14

Addie Mae (Neal) Burnett, 76
Addie Mae (Neal) Burnett, of Kaiser, Missouri, died on Friday, January 24, 2014 at her home in Kaiser.

Addie was born December 7, 1937 in Brumley, Missouri, the daughter of Clyde and Hazel (Johnson) Neal.

Addie was united in marriage on September 28, 1996 to Donald Burnett of Kaiser. Donald preceded her in death on January 27, 2004.

Addie was a dedicated employee of Tan-Tara Resort for more than 40 years. She retired in 2010 at the age of 73.

Aside from her husband Donald, Addie was preceded in death by her parents Clyde and Hazel (Johnson) Neal; her daughter, JoAnne Gendle; her son William Gendle; and three brothers, Johnny Neal, Charlie Neal and Clyde Neal.

Addie is survived by her daughter Phyllis Kay (Burnett) Kinkade and husband, Brad, of Kaiser, Missouri; her son, Donald Wayne Burnett and wife, Sue, of Kaiser, Missouri; her brother, Jimmy (Red) Neal and wife, Vinanita, of Odessa, Missouri; her sister; Elise Moss, of Brumley, Missouri; nephew Harvey Burnett, Jr. and wife, Donna, of Kaiser, Missouri; grandchildren, John Luttell III and Hera Kinkade of Kaiser, Missouri, Tony Gendle and wife Tasha of Branch, Missouri, and Andy Gendle of Brumley, Missouri; along with numerous step grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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Addie will be loved always and missed dearly by her family and friends.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home 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 Osage Beach, Missouri.


Richard (Dick) Allen Faulkner, 78
Richard (Dick) Allen Faulkner, of Camdenton, Missouri, died on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Dick was born February 4, 1935 in Yakima, Washington, the son of Edgar D. and Elizabeth (Newbill) Faulkner.

Dick served his country proudly in the United States Army from 1956 through 1958.

Dick was united in marriage on May 10, 1956 in Reno, Nevada, to Sarah Frances Jamison and together they shared 57 years of marriage until his death.

Dick was employed by Pascoe Steel for 27 years, starting his career in Pamona, California as a welder, and working his way up to foreman.

In 1974, he moved his wife and five children to St. Joseph, Missouri where he continued his career with Pascoe Steel as plant superintendent in Wathena, Kansas.

After moving to Louisiana in 1984, then to Washington in 1989 for employment, he retired to Lake of the Ozarks, Camdenton, Missouri, where he worked in maintenance at Osage Beach Premium Outlets for 10 years.

Dick was a member of First Baptist Church, Camdenton, Missouri.

Dick is survived by his wife Sarah, of the home; children Rick Blanding and his wife, Vicki, of Largo, Florida, Jamie Heermann of Lebanon, Missouri, Robin Welmers and her husband, Bernard of Austin, Texas, Kelly Guess and her husband, Todd, of St. Joseph, Missouri, and David Faulkner of Camdenton, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Mary Faulkner of Blue Springs, Missouri; brothers Gene Faulkner of Elk Grove, California and Michael Faulkner of Keno, Oregon; sixteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Aside from his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his step father, Maurice Charles (Chuck) Adams; his brother, Edgar D. Faulkner, Jr., and son, Stephen Allen Faulkner.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at First Baptist Church, 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.


Janet Kay Wright, 67
Janet Kay Wright, of Laurie, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014, at her home. She was born June 12, 1946, in Frankford, Missouri, a daughter of the late Earnest Howard and Dorothy Pearl (Turnbul) Cook.

Janet was employed at the Laurie Care Center as the Restorative Recreational Coordinator also known as “The Bird Lady” for ten years.

She also raised money annually for the American Cancer Society through various community fundraisers. In her spare time, she enjoyed socializing with friends, playing darts and pool.

She is survived by her daughters, Christina Lyon of Gardner, Kansas and Lori Tilton of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; six grandchildren, Cameron Lyon, Baron Lyon, Gregory Wright, Michael Gamber, Cody Gamber and Tiffany Sterzebonski; three great-grandchildren, Addison Gamber, Peyton Gamber and Isaiah Sterzebonski; her cat, Key and her bird, Gabby; and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Janet’s life was held Saturday, February 1, at Chances R located on Highway 5 in Laurie. Memorial contributions are suggested to the S.T.A.F.F. Animal Shelter in Sunrise Beach.

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.


William D. Hiller,
William D. Hiller of Overland Park, Kansas and Gravois Mills, Missouri passed away January 26, 2014, at his home on Lake of the Ozarks following an extended illness.

Bill was the only son of James Clair and Floma Fern Kennedy both of whom preceded him in death. Bill was born and spent his early childhood in McCook, Nebraska.

He subsequently lived in Greeley, Colorado with his grandparents John and Agnes Hiller. He graduated from high school in Russell, Kansas.

Following World War II, he settled in the Kansas City area. He married Sarah Louise Jacobs in October 1946 in Kansas City, Kansas.

They enjoyed 57 years together, living briefly in Denver, Colorado and Aberdeen, South Dakota before settling in the Kansas City area. Sarah passed away in April of 2003. He is survived by all of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bill’s children are Sue Horner and husband Steve of Pittsburg, KS, Marcia Jett and husband Nolan of Deatsville, KY and Gerald Hiller and wife Gloria of Overland Park, KS. The grandchildren are April McKemy of Pittsburg, KS, Brian Doonan and wife Nichole of Wesley Chapel, Florida, and Matthew Hiller of Kansas City, MO. The great-grandchildren are Emily and Jacob Doonan of Wesley Chapel, FL.

Additionally, 8 step-children, 10 step-grandchildren, and 15 step-great-grandchildren survive him.

He and Janie Crumpacker, formerly of Camdenton, MO, were married in November 2006 in Overland Park, KS.

After being part time residents of Overland Park, KS and Laurie, MO for many years, he and Janie became full time lake area residents in 2011.

Bill began military service in 1943 with the Army Air Corps. Military training included Midland Radio School in Kansas City, MO, the University of Pittsburg, PA, and primary pilot training.

Bill finished active duty, serving with the 315th Bomb Wing based on Guam. He participated in air operations over Japan as a B-29 radio operator. Following the war, Bill earned his commercial pilot license.

Known to his FAA co-workers as Smokey, he began his career with the Civilian Aeronautics Authority in 1947, retiring from the Federal Aviation Administration in 1980. He was stationed in Denver, Colorado, Aberdeen, South Dakota, and Kansas City.

He retired as Controller Supervisor at the Air Route Traffic Control Center in Olathe Kansas. Following retirement, he taught several Air Traffic Control courses at Oklahoma University during 1982 and 1983.

Bill has been an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 27 years. He was an active member of the Lenexa Kansas and Sunrise Beach groups.

His last meetings were held with the Sunrise Serenity Club at his home on the lake in his final days. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Bill enjoyed being with family, a good poker or cribbage game, the Kansas City Chiefs, Oklahoma University football, and spending time at Lake of the Ozarks with family and friends.

A Celebration of Bill’s life was held Saturday, February 8, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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


Merilyn Rae Siler, 77
Merilyn Rae Siler, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at her home. She was born August 3, 1936, in Fall Rivers, Kansas, a daughter of the late Harold and Nettie (Shaner) Jorgensen.

Merilyn retired after serving over 20 years as Morgan County Circuit Clerk.

She was a very active member of the Versailles Grace Lutheran Church. There, she served as the congregational secretary for 14 years, was active in the Ladies Guild and the Altar Guild and most recently enjoyed driving various church members to their scheduled appointments.

She was also a longtime Girl Scout leader and later served as Morgan County Girl Scout Director for many years. Merilyn was also a member of the Morgan County Republican Central Committee and a past member of Upsilon Nu.

She enjoyed spending her time creating scrapbooks and reading. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her family.

Merilyn is survived by her daughter, Shana Sidebottom and husband Mark of Versailles, Missouri; her son, Jeff Siler and wife Connie of Gravois Mills, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Amy Siler of Versailles, Missouri; grandchildren, Nettie Middleton, Nate Siler, Abbi Delhotal, Elishia Rousselle, Jordan Sidebottom, Taylor Sidebottom, Branda Sidebottom, Robert Dupree and Joey Dupree; great-grandchildren, Chloe Middleton, Cameron Middleton, Ashton Delhotal, Maximus Delhotal and Riley Sidebottom; her brother, Forrest Jorgensen and wife Kay of Oklahoma; her sister, Estalene Skeen of Overland Park, Kansas; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, David A. Siler, her brother, Harold Jorgensen and her sister, Maxine Legg.

A celebration of Merilyn’s life was held Saturday, February 1, at the Versailles Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Erik Rottmann officiating. Graveside services and inurnment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Versailles Grace Lutheran 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.

 

Published 2-12-14

L.T. “Coach” McDaniel, 92
Lashley Treman McDaniel, Jr., son of Lashley Treman McDaniel Sr. and Jessie Willett McDaniel, was born, April 2, 1921 in California, Missouri. He died Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of ninety-two years, nine months and seventeen days.

On August 10, 1944 in Albany, New York, he was united in marriage to Shirley Irene Hesser and to this union six children were born. Together they shared fifty-three years of marriage until her passing on April 24, 1998.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Shaelee McDaniel; a brother, Lyndon McDaniel and a sister, Virginia York.

Survivors include six children, Lashley Treman “Chip” McDaniel III of Phoenix, Arizona, Sandra Viles and husband Ben of Camdenton, Missouri, Michele Jeffries and husband Mike of Camdenton, Missouri, Kim McDaniel of Camdenton, Missouri, Don McDaniel of Tunas, Missouri and Sheryl Moore and husband Bret of Greenview, Missouri; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and many friends.

L.T. was raised in Latham, Missouri and moved to Camdenton in 1941 where he played basketball for the Camdenton Tigers and won the championship that year. He was a graduate of Camdenton High School in the class of 1941.

He joined the United States Navy and served his country proudly for the next three years. He met his wife, who was also serving in the Navy, in New York. After being honorably discharged, he went to Culver-Stockton College and received a Bachelors if Science in Athletics.

He coached at Lewistown, Paris and Camdenton and retired as a coach in 1980. He went on to teach building trades and received a Masters Degree in 1960 from Central Missouri State University.

In his spare time he loved basketball and all sports.

He was a loving father and grandfather and a caring neighbor, coach, teacher and friend. He touched many lives while here on earth and his memory will linger on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial followed in Allee Memorial Gardens, Camdenton.

Memorial donations may be made to Camdenton Athletics Boosters 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.


Margaret Ardella (Daws) McVey, 83
Margaret Ardella (Daws) McVey passed away on January 18, 2014.

The Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, January 24, at St. Patrick’s Historic Cemetery Church on “O” Road in Laurie, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Mother’s Shrine.

Margaret, better known as “Marge”, was born on August 8, 1930 and raised in midtown Kansas City, MO. She was the youngest of 5 children, born to Dallas Henry Daws and Nina Mae (Owens) Daws.

She attended Lowell Elementary School in Kansas City and graduated from Central High School. She married her husband, Raymond Edward McVey, on April 7, 1951.

Marge and her husband, known as “Ed”, raised their seven children in Fairway, KS. Marge was a best-selling Avon representative, winning many awards, all while keeping track of 4 sons and 3 daughters. They lived there for 35 years.

Ed and Marge then decided it was time to retire and enjoy their beloved lake house full-time. They enjoyed the last 16 years in Sunrise Beach, MO at the Lake of the Ozarks, where they loved their lake home and their time spent there with family.

Marge was a huge KC Royals fan, hardly missing a game on TV. She loved to play bingo and visit the casinos. Marge especially looked forward to and enjoyed the special “getaway” trips that she and Ed took to Columbia, MO.

She loved the Wheel of Fortune game show and anything on the Game Show Network. Marge and Ed were married 62 years.

Marge was preceded in death by her husband Ed in 2013; her parents, Dallas and Nina Daws; one brother and three sisters.

Marge is survived by her sons: Michael, John, James and Robert; daughters: Nancy, Diane and Debbie; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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.


Steven L Depperschmidt, 49
Steven L Depperschmidt, son of Edwin and Lucille Moore Depperschmidt, was born, March 14, 1964 in Dodge City, Kansas. He died Wednesday, January 22, 2014, in his home, Camdenton, Missouri at the age of forty-nine years, ten months and eight days.

On September 25, 1993 in Garden City, Kansas, he was united in marriage to Jerri Marie Pelser and to this union two sons were born. Together they shared twenty years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Candy Gatlin and a daughter, Taylor Marie Deperschmidt.

Survivors include his wife, Jerri Depperschmidt; two sons, Blake Depperschmidt and Brock Depperschmidt all of the home; five siblings, Nancy Roads, Phil Gatlin, Johnny Gatlin, Andy Depperschmidt and Eddrena Depperschmidt and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Steve was raised in Garden City and Kinsley, Kansas and was a graduate of Garden City High School in the class of 1982. After his marriage to Jerri, they made their home in Dodge City, Kansas and moved to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2001.

He worked as a meat cutter most of his life in various grocery stores including Gerbes and Woods Supermarket. He was recently working in internet sales.

Steve attended the Potters House of Camdenton.

He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing anytime he got the chance. He loved the outdoors, especially four-wheeling and camping with his family.

He was a loving husband, father, brother and uncle and a caring neighbor and friend. He made an impact on many lives and his memory will linger on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

A memorial service was held Sunday, January 26, 2014 in Potters House of Camdenton.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society or a College Fund established for his boys and left at the funeral home or the church the day of the service.

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

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


Dennis A. “Denny” McCoskey, 67
Dennis A. “Denny” McCoskey, of Barnett, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia. He was born September 23, 1946, in East St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late George and Irene (Chancey) McCoskey.

Denny was a United States Army veteran serving from 1966 to 1968 with his first year spent in Vietnam. He was a four time recipient of the Purple Heart.

He worked in restaurant management, retiring from Applebee’s in Sedalia as regional manager.

Denny was a very active member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Versailles. He served on various committees and especially enjoyed the AWANAS youth program. He was also a member of the VFW and American Legion Posts.

Denny enjoyed spending his time boating, riding motorcycles and hunting.

He is survived by his son, Jason McCoskey of Independence, Missouri; his daughters, Angela Bond and husband James of Independence, Missouri and Tammy Reding of Sacramento, California; nine grandchildren, Melody Bond, Taylor McCoskey, Nevah McCoskey, Robert Heimsoth, Brandi Smith, Elise Reding, Alyssa Anguiano, and Blake and Layne Bruner; great-grandchildren, Caiden and Emmalina Smith; nephews, Steve and Mike McCoskey; niece, Karen Boisnard and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Woodrow McCoskey.

Funeral services with full military honors was held Saturday, January 25, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Dr. Bill Johnson officiating.

Interment will be held at a later date in the Valhalla Garden of Memories in Belleville, Illinois.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the VA Community Center in Columbia. 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.


Gregory Dean Bradley, 54
Gregory Dean Bradley, age 54, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born January 15, 1960, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Raymond E. and Elizabeth K. (Wendel) Bradley.

Greg was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church. Before his health failed, he enjoyed spending his time bowling and fishing.

He is survived by his parents, Ray and Liz Bradley of Versailles; his sister, Cathy Hanrahan of Rolla, Missouri; three nieces and nephews; five great-nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

There are no memorial services planned at this time. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Danna Sue Davidson, 54
Danna Sue Davidson, daughter of Dan David and Sue Helen Stephens Davidson, was born, March 31, 1959 in Houston, Texas.

She died Wednesday, January 22, 2014, in her home, Lake Ozark, Missouri at the age of fifty-four years, nine months and twenty-two days.

Survivors include a sister, Diane Davison of New York City, New York and a brother, Steve Davidson of Ft. Worth, Texas.

Danna was a retired executive with U.P.S. in Kansas City.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Gilmer, Texas.

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

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


Juanita Agnes Ebert, 90
Juanita Agnes Ebert, daughter of John Charles and Mabel Agnes Bolin Fender, was born, June 20, 1923 in Rockford, Illinois. She died Thursday, January 23, 2014, in her home, Camdenton, Missouri at the age of ninety years, seven months and three days.

On May 20, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Paul Edwin Ebert. Together they shared sixty-eight years of marriage.

Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl Williams of Camdenton, Missouri; four granddaughters; one grandson; seventeen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Linda Holly of Illinois and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

A private service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus 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.
 

Published 2-5-14

Garnett Maxine (Keyes) Bybee, 90
Garnett Maxine (Keyes) Bybee, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born September 18, 1924, in Etterville, Missouri, a daughter of the late Almon James and Margie Ellen (Woods) Keyes.

Maxine was united in marriage on September 8, 1946, to William Glenn Bybee, who preceded her in death on February 17, 2002.

She attended McKinley Grade School and Barnett Schools. Maxine worked as a welder for Common Wealth Aircraft during World War II. She also worked at Kansas City Bifocal in Versailles for many years before becoming a beautician. She was a beautician for over 40 years, closing “Maxine’s Beauty Salon” when she was 84 years old.

Maxine was a hard working, kind hearted, compassionate and giving woman. She had a genuine desire to see each person have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. She loved her job as a beautician and working in the church helping in any way she could. She taught young people for over 30 years at the Versailles First Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by her son, Jim Braden and wife Jerri of Versailles, Missouri; four grandchildren, Tracey Braden of Fulton, Missouri, Michelle Forrest and husband Mike of Platte City, Missouri, Julie Mills and husband Eric of Alma, Colorado and Ryan Braden and wife Lisa of Norman, Oklahoma; six great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Maddye, Paityn, Jaelie, Jack and Avery; sister, Inis Vernon and husband Andy of Versailles, Missouri, brother, Doyle Keyes and wife Willa of Versailles, Missouri; sister Ilene Brown of Laurie, Missouri and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Wesley Braden, her brothers, John Henry, Garland James and Don Keyes and her sister, Virginia Durbin.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff and caregivers at the Good Shepherd Care Center, the Kidwell Home and the special nurses at Capital Region Medical Center, Mary Ann and Evelyn.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 18, at the Versailles First Assembly of God Church with Pastors Gary Petty, Kevin Howard and Roy Bennett officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Women’s Missionary Group at the Versailles First Assembly of God Church or to Gideons International. 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.


Juanita L. Yarnell, 93
Juanita L. Yarnell, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at the Golden Age Living Center in Stover. She was born May 30, 1920, in Fortuna, Missouri, a daughter of the late James G. and Nellie E. (Clark) Yarnell.

Juanita was a bookkeeper for Morgan County Oil Company and retired after many years of employment.

She was of the Methodist faith.

Juanita is survived by her niece, Mary Lee Frisbie of Versailles, Missouri; her niece by marriage, Betty Lou Frisbie of Olean, Missouri; her nephew by marriage, Merwin Miesner of Stover, Missouri; and numerous great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mildred Frisbie and Doris Smith.

A graveside service and interment was held Monday, January 20, 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.



Raymond Ollison, 90
Raymond Ollison was preceded in death by his parents, his older brother, Alfred, his twin brother, Ray, and his sister, Jenny.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Charlene, his son, Larry Ollison and wife Loretta, of Osage Beach, Missouri, his daughter, Reta Lehman and husband Milton, of Gravois Mills, Missouri. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Sherrie Kennedy and husband Chris, of Camdenton, Missouri, Robbie Ollison and wife Julie, of Linn Creek, Missouri, Dustin Lehman of Versailles, Missouri and Amber Lehman of Springfield, Missouri, and six great-grandchildren, Elijah Ollison, Karissa Kennedy, Joel Ollison, Cassie Kennedy, Aeryn Kennedy and Bella Ollison.

Raymond Ollison, son of Edd and Bertha Ollison, was born on a farm in Climax Springs, Missouri on May 29, 1923. He graduated from Climax Springs High School where he was a member of the Climax Springs Cougars Basketball team.

Because of his brother’s recent marriage, he enlisted and took his twin brother’s place in the military in the 8th Air Force and served his nation in England during WWII.

After returning home from the service, Raymond married his hometown sweetheart, Charlene. After living in Los Angeles, California for a short time, they moved to Versailles and then to Raytown, Missouri where Raymond worked for General Motors for the next 14 years.

In Raytown, they became actively involved in Spring Valley Baptist Church, where Raymond was an ordained Southern Baptist Deacon.

In 1964, they moved to Lake of the Ozarks and started in the marine business. The Ollison family has operated Raymond’s Boat and Motor Sales in Gravois Mills, Missouri for nearly 50 years.

Raymond was involved in Gideon’s International, the Marine Dealers Association and many other community organizations. He loved deer hunting, fishing, and spending time with the love of his life, Charlene, and his family.

Raymond will always be remembered as a loving man who was a generous giver and supporter of ministers and Christian organizations, most of which was done in secret.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 18, at the Calvary Baptist Church. Graveside services and interment followed in the Climax Springs Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Calvary Baptist Church or to Gideons International.

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.


Cecelia M. Williams, 89
Cecelia M. Williams, of Laurie, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. She was born May 16, 1924, in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Elizabeth (Ryan) Cox.

On January 25, 1946, in Excelsior Springs, she was united in marriage to Glenn E. Williams, who preceded her in death on December 11, 2010.

Cecelia graduated from Excelsior Springs High School. She was employed at Lake City Federal Ordnance in Kansas City, Missouri for several years. She retired from Southwestern Bell as a telephone operator after many years of employment.

In her younger years, she enjoyed traveling with Glenn. Most recently, she enjoyed reading and watching her game shows.

Cecelia was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie.

She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Terzoli of Los Angeles, California; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren with one due to be born in February; her brother, Tom Cox and wife Bea of Excelsior Springs, Missouri; sister, Mary Flannigan and husband Don of Florida; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary James, her brothers, Joe Ed Cox, Jim Cox, and Clifford Cox and her sister, Josephine Clevenger.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, January 23, at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Father Patrick Dolan celebrating. Graveside services and interment followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Toys for Tots. 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.


Winona Adeline “Dollie” Engelson, 77
Winona Adeline “Dollie” Engelson, daughter of Clifford Edwin and Geraldine Adeline Olmsted Stegman, was born, March 27, 1936 in Tilden, Nebraska.

She passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014, in her home, Camdenton, Missouri at the age of seventy-seven years, nine months and twenty-two days.

On December 15, 1956 in Yankton, South Dakota, she was united in marriage to Ole Dean Engelson and to this union two sons were born. Together they shared fifty-seven years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Ole Engelson of the home; two sons, Ole S. Engelson and wife Sheilah of Spotsylvania, Virginia and Ben Engelson of Camdenton, Missouri; three granddaughters, Cassie Nichole Dulaney, Jacquelyn Marie Johnston and Erika Marie Engleson; a great-grandson, Wyatt Jude Dulaney and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Dollie was raised in Nebraska and was a graduate of Nelson High School in Nelson, Nebraska. She received and Associates of Arts in Education from Kearney State University and taught school for several years.

In 1967, the family moved to Camdenton where her focus was being a homemaker.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Nebraska.

In her spare time, she enjoyed bird watching. She was a collector and loved collecting coins, stamps, miniature dishes, spoons, thimbles and owls.

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

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 23, 2014 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial followed in Allee Memorial Gardens, Camdenton.

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

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

Published 1-29-14

Harold Gene O’Neal, 78
Harold Gene O’Neal, of Versailles, passed away Friday, January 3, 2014. He was born February 23, 1935, in Versailles, a son of the late Barney and Tina (Gerber) O’Neal.

Gene served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1995 and retired with the rank of Colonel.

After graduating college, he was employed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Missouri Highway Department.

He spent many years overseas working as a construction engineer in the oil fields of Kuwait, Angola West Africa and Libya working for Consolidated Contractors Company, G.O. International/Chevron Oil, Occidental Petroleum Company and Umm Al-Jawaby Petroleum Company.

He also worked for Alyeska Pipeline Service Company and helped construct the Trans-Alaska Pipeline in the 1970’s.

Gene enjoyed his time in the military, traveling and seeing most of the world. When not traveling or working overseas, he enjoyed working on his farms, driving his John Deere tractors, raising Angus cattle and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Angel and Adrian Hooper of Versailles, Missouri; three grandchildren, Adrianna, Averee and Anders; his sister, Genevieve O’Neal of Eldon; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services with full military honors was held Saturday, January 11, at the Hopewell Church. Entombment will be held at a later date in the Hopewell Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Harold Gene O’Neal Scholarship Fund established to assist Morgan County students in continuing their education.

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


Robert William Anderson, Jr., 63
Robert William Anderson, Jr., son of Robert William Anderson, Sr. and Leah Harris Anderson, was born July 28, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois.

He died Thursday, January 2, 2014 in his home, Camdenton, Missouri at the age of sixty-three years, five months and five days.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, B.J. Byland of the home; two sisters, Patricia A. Haag of Jefferson City, Missouri and Debbie L. Anderson of Tebbets, Missouri; a brother-in-law, Mark Haag of Tebbets, Missouri; a niece, Michele L. Haag of Chattanooga, Tennessee; two step sons, Phillip Byland of Camdenton, Missouri and Doug Byland of Jefferson City, Missouri; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Kathryn Freeman another niece, Wendy Freeman both of Daytona Beach, Florida and any friends.

Bobby was raised in Chicago, Illinois and was a graduate of Danville High School in Danville, Illinois.

He attended Danville Junior College before embarking on a career with his father’s company in Jefferson City, Missouri. He worked as a carpenter doing residential construction.

He made a profession of faith and was a member of the Community of Christ Church.

In his spare time, he loved playing golf and horseshoes and fishing. Most of all, time spent with family and friends was important to him.

He was a loving husband, brother, uncle, step-father and grandpa 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 service was held Friday, January 10, 2014 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Dogwood Animal Shelter and left at the funeral home.

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


Jane Ruth Sieckmann, 96
Jane Ruth Sieckmann, of Laurie, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2014, at her home. She was born October 27, 1917, in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late Clarence and Edna Kaimann.

On May 30, 1938, in St. Louis, she was united in marriage to Edward B. Sieckmann, who preceded her in death on September 16, 2002.

Jane and Edward owned and operated a pipe organ business in St. Louis for many years until their retirement.

While living in St. Louis, she was a member of Friedens Chapel, where she sang in the choir for many years. After moving to the lake, she became a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie.

Jane was an avid collector, especially Barbie dolls. She enjoyed building her own doll houses.

She is survived by her grandson, Walter P. Sieckmann, Sr. of Florissant, Missouri; great-grandchildren, April Sieckmann, Walter P. Sieckmann, Jr. and Jacquelynn Sieckmann; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Walter Edward Sieckmann.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 10, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel with Father Patrick Dolan officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

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


Betty Mae Hamler, 85
Betty Mae Hamler, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2014, at Adams Street Place in Jefferson City, Missouri. She was born September 10, 1928, in Springfield, Missouri.

On November 21, 1956, in Leavenworth, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Walter Edward Hamler, who preceded her in death on May 8, 2000.

Betty was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Versailles. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing bridge with her friends.

She is survived by her children, Pam Armato of Kansas City, Missouri, Steven B. Hamler and wife Madeline of Horsham, Pennsylvania, John Wilkes and wife Brenda of Holts Summit, Missouri and Norman Hamler and wife Debbie of Jefferson City, Missouri; nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren with one due to be born in April; her brother, Joe Bucinsky and wife Linda of Olathe, Kansas and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Daisy and Eddie Bucinsky.

A celebration of Betty’s life was held Friday, January 17, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Special Learning Center, 1115 Fairgrounds Road, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109.

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.


Joseph Edward “Joe” Moore, 65
Joseph Edward “Joe” Moore, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. He was born September 3, 1948, in Hannibal, Missouri, a son of the late Joseph Wesley and Mary Imogene (Morrison) Moore.

Joe was a United States Army veteran having served in Vietnam.

In his spare time, he enjoyed working on cars and watching NASCAR.

Joe is survived by his wife, Dorma of the home; his son, Joseph Granger Moore of Oklahoma; his daughters, Mary Lynn Rogers of Oklahoma, Carlena Wilson of Florida, Stephanie Field of Versailles, Missouri, Paula Large of Lake Ozark, Missouri, Jamesina Breshears of Versailles, Missouri, Leslie Todd of Versailles, Missouri and Terri Threlkeld of Versailles, Missouri; seventeen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; his sisters, Kathy Duncan of Oklahoma and Sharon Newman of Texas; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathryn Williams.

A private family celebration of life will be held. 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.



Hope Ray Dunklee
Hope Ray Dunklee passed away on January 9, 2014.

She is survived by her loving parents, Dustin and Dina Dunklee of the home; her sister, Ella Dunklee of the home; her paternal grandparents, Tommy and Theresa Capps of Versailles, Missouri and Dave and C.J. Dunklee of Gravois Mills, Missouri; her maternal grandparents, Bruce and Kathy Jones of Versailles, Missouri and Cheryl and Bill Beavers of Corydon, Iowa; paternal great-grandparents, Jay and Mary Garrison and Lula Capps all of Versailles, Missouri; her maternal great-grandparents, Esther Hinkle of Barnett, Missouri, John Jones of Versailles, Missouri, Virginia Frostrom of Versailles, Missouri and Virginia Neely of Corydon, Iowa and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A private family graveside service and interment was held 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.


Charles G. Stoltz, 95
Charles G. Stoltz, of Laurie, MO, passed away Friday, January 10, 2014. He was born November 17, 1918 in East St. Louis, Illinois, son of Alphons and Verena Celestine (Chartrand) Stoltz.

He was united in marriage to Rosemary E. (Strauss) Stoltz on June 5, 1945 in Kansas City, MO -- and the party began.

Charlie served in the Ordnance Corps of the United States Army during World War II and retired as manager of the United States Railroad Retirement Board after a 40-year career.

Charlie was a member of the Parish of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and a Knight of Columbus, a member of the Zack Wheat American Legion Post 624 in Sunrise Beach and a member of the Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 in Laurie.

He loved music and, as a child, began playing percussion in the Stoltz Family Orchestra. Throughout his life he filled in with various bands in the East St. Louis, St. Louis and Kansas City areas.

He traveled the United States with the Kansas City American Legion Band and was a member of the St. Louis Musician's Union.

In addition to his wife of 68 years, Rosemary, he is survived by four children: Charles G. Stoltz, Jr. and his wife, Willa, of Tulsa, OK; George Paul Stoltz and his wife, Linda, of Sherwood, AR; Mary Carole Ducharme of Ormond Beach, FL; and James Edward Stoltz and his wife, Carol, of Wichita, KS.

He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren as well as a host of family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, his sister and son-in-law, James L. Ducharme.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, January 16, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with Father Patrick Dolan celebrating. Graveside services and interment, with full military honors, followed at St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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

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