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 4-23-14

Samuel Joe Moritz, 64
Samuel Joe Moritz, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, at his home. He was born May 9, 1949, in Versailles, a son of the late Fred, Jr. and Froza Faye (Freeman) Moritz.

He was an avid sports fan, especially the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs and the Chicago Cubs.

Sam is survived by his brother, Dallas Moritz and wife Bonnie of Versailles; his sister, Ina Edgar and husband Donald of Versailles and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Moritz and a sister, Pat Thompson.

Funeral services were be held Monday, April 7, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Kevin Howard 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.


Gene Lynn Brotherton, 60
Gene Lynn Brotherton, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born June 15, 1953, in Versailles, a son of the late Edward Verle and Elsie E. (Vogt) Brotherton.

Lynn worked at Quality Industries in Versailles for many years.

He is survived by his brother, Paul Ellis Brotherton of Florida; several nieces and nephews and his extended family at the Good Shepherd Care Center.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Clark Edward Brotherton and his sister, Bonnie Lee.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 10, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Good Shepherd Care Center. 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 James Phipps, 86
Thomas James Phipps, of Camdenton, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Laurie Care Center. He was born May 31, 1927, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

On November 25, 1994, at the Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church in Laurie, he was united in marriage to Mary (Fenimore) DeCastro, who survives the home.

Tommy was veteran of the Unites States Navy, having served in World War II.

He was employed by Kansas City Public Schools as an engineer for over twenty years until his retirement.

He was a member of the Opened Door Christian Fellowship in Laurie.

Tommy enjoyed woodworking and fishing. In addition, he assisted Mary with quilting. He would tie and frame the quilts they enjoyed creating together.

In addition to his wife, Mary, he is survived by his step-sons, William DeCastro and wife Karen of Gravois Mills, Missouri, Victor DeCastro of the home and Randy DeCastro and wife Sharon of Broomfield, Colorado; step-daughters, Cherri Evans of Morrison, Colorado, Bonnie Collett of Camdenton, Missouri and April Jones and husband Robin of Broomfield, Colorado and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters.

A celebration of Tommy’s life was held Sunday, April 13, at the Opened Door Christian Fellowship in Laurie with Pastor Jerry Piker officiating.

A meal followed the service at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Opened Door Christian Fellowship.

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.


Kathleen ( Kathi) Dolan Jones, 68
Kathleen ( Kathi) Dolan Jones, formerly of Kansas City, died April 6, 2014, at home in Golden Beach, Lake of the Ozarks, following her battle with lung cancer.

Kathi was born November 22, 1945, in St. Louis, the posthumous daughter of Nicholas and Carol Dolan.

In 1946, Carol married Carl Mathis. Carl was a civil engineer with the Missouri Highway Department, and the family moved to Wright City, then Edina and Palmyra, following the highway construction. The couple had two sons prior to Carl's death in 1958.

In 1960, Carol moved the family to Kansas City to assume the Executive Directorship of the American Cancer Society.

Kathi attended and was graduated with honors from North Kansas City High School in 1963 and attended Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg.

In 1966 Kathi's career began at Kansas City Life Insurance Company where she was editor of the company's publications. In 1972, she joined the American Nurses' Association as Director of Membership.

In 1975, Kathi began her self-employment career as a public relations and communications specialist. She founded and was editor/publisher of Women in KC, a semi-monthly newspaper for Kansas City Women.

In 1979, she added property management and renovation to the mix when she bought her first Midtown property. As president of Brennen Management Co. she handled 300+ rental units, primarily in the Midtown area, for herself and her husband (Bob Garry, married 1980-85) and other investors.

In 1994, Kathi became office manager for the Kansas City branch of Pony Express Courier Corp. In 1999, she again became self-employed as an eBay seller.

In 1994, she met another NKC High graduate and fell in love. She and Frank Jones married in 1996. The couple lived in Midtown until 2004 when they moved to the Lake of the Ozarks.

They continued with their "hobby" of buying and selling mid-century collectibles in the River Market Antique Mall, a mall in Sedalia and one in Osage Beach, as well as through flea markets and antique shows in Kansas City, Texas, Oklahoma and the Lake area, continuing their eBay Store.

Kathi is survived by her husband Frank, two brothers--Tom Mathis (Overland Park) and Wayne Mathis (Kansas City North), stepsons Brennen Garry (Lenexa) and Frank Jones Jr (Boonville) and stepdaughter Lisa Endsley (Polo), sisters-in-law Jane Mathis and Lori Mathis, daughters-in-law Dana Garry and Angelia Jones, and five grandchildren.

A celebration of Kathi's life was held Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Golden Beach Community 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.


Norma June Wry, 75
Norma June Wry, of Barnett, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at her home. She was born June 18, 1938, in Barnett, a daughter of the late Basil A. and Lola M. (Geiger) Howser.

On February 14, 1954, she was united in marriage to Howard Wry, who preceded her in death on January 19, 1990.

She is survived by her son, Rick Wry and wife Rhonda of Barnett; her daughters, Barbara Boardman and husband Danny, Patty Wry and Sandy Loges and husband Bill all of Barnett; grandchildren, Chris Boardman, David Boardman, Deanna Boardman Smith and husband Shannon, Dara Boardman, Sam Wry, Jason Dupont and wife Misty, Jeremy Wry and wife Rachel and Allaney Harley; great-grandchildren, Daniel Wry, Natalie Wry, Ethan Wry, Alexis Dupont, Conner Dupont, Holden Wry, Landen Wry, Seth Stoltzfus, Darin Stoltzfus, Blythe Stoltzfus and Conway Smith; brothers, Loucian Howser and wife Lois of Barnett and Victor Howser and wife Shelly of Rocky Mount; sisters, Erma Johnson and husband Harley of Dixon, Virginia Hess of Barnett, Jane Wallis and husband Curt of Eldon, Sue Abbott and husband Danny of Barnett and Phyllis Cornett and husband Bob of Barnett; sister-in-law, Agnes Howser of Tuscumbia; uncle and aunt, Victor and Wanda Geiger of Versailles; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Howser and a brother-in-law, Dwain Hess.

A celebration of June’s life was held Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the New Life First Assembly of God Church in Barnett. Inurnment was held in the Greenmore Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to assist the family with expenses in care of Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home, P.O. Box 26, Versailles, Missouri 65084.

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.


Jannie M. Manning, 72
Jannie M. Manning, of Stover, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at her home. She was born May 1, 1941, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a daughter of the late James D. and Annie M. (Carr) Hayes.

On August 8, 1959, she was united in marriage to Emmett P. “Corky” Manning, who preceded her in death on December 24, 1999.

Jannie enjoyed flowers and spent many years as a florist, owning her own business.

She expressed her religion through the Baptist faith.

Jannie supported the American Cancer Society. She was an avid NASCAR and Alabama football fan. Her favorite hobbies included crocheting, reading and solving Sudoku puzzles.

She is survived by her daughters, Tammy Blaha of Blue Springs, Missouri and Robin Lutzow of Waldorf, Maryland; four grandchildren, Michelle Sands, Michael Scott, Cory Lutzow and Brandon Lutzow; three great-grandchildren, Carson Sands, Jaclynn Lutzow and Kiam Lutzow; her sister, Betty Joe Hamaker of Bessemer, Alabama and many other relatives and friends.

A private family inurnment will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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

Published 4-16-14

Donald LeRoy Collingham Sr, 75
Donald LeRoy Collingham Sr., son of Clarence and Clara Hoblitzel Collingham, was born, September 14, 1938 in York, Nebraska. He passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, in his home, Camdenton, Missouri at the age of seventy-five years, six months and seven days.

On January 17, 1980 in Boise, Idaho, he was united in marriage to Linda Kay Riviers. Together they shared thirty-four years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Collingham; a son, Patrick Collingham and a brother, Rollan Collingham.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Collingham of the home; four sons, Michael Collingham and wife Jean of Climax Springs, Missouri; Don Collingham and wife Cindy of Boise, Idaho; Timothy Collingham of San Antonio, Texas and Greg Halsey and wife Nichole of Camdenton, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; his mother, Clara Ervin of York, Nebraska; two brothers, Gerald Collingham and wife Mardee of Tarkio, Missouri and Vic Collingham and wife Irene of Eddy, Texas; two sisters, Bess Snyder and husband Dean of El Sobrante, California and Sherry Taylor and husband Dale of York, Nebraska and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Donald was raised in Nebraska. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy Seabees and was honorably discharged. He worked for General Dynamics before starting a career as an Engineer in Mobile Home Manufacturing.

His job took him to various states. He moved to Lake of the Ozarks in 1983 and worked for Windemere and Tan-Tar-A.

Donald was a member of the Elks Lodge in Greenview. In this spare time, he loved making military models and creating military scenes.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle and a caring neighbor and friend.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society 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.


Robert (Bob) Earl Metz, Sr., 76
Robert (Bob) Earl Metz, Sr., of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Osage Beach Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Osage Beach, Missouri surrounded by loved ones.

Bob was born December 16, 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Alfred Henry and Lorna Louise (Carnahan) Metz.

Bob proudly served his country in United States Air Force for 4 years, followed by service in the National Guard and Naval Reserves.

Bob was united in marriage to Patricia Sweeny on September 29, 1962 in St. Louis, Missouri, and together they had shared 51 years of marriage until his death.

Bob made a career as an Aircraft Electrician working for McDonnell Douglas Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri for 34 years. Upon his retirement Bob moved to Lake of the Ozarks, and enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting, and riding motorcycles.

Bob was a member of the N.R.A. and an active member of VFW Post #50 in Eldon, Missouri. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Ozark.

Bob raised his sons and grandchildren to be good and happy people. He was a “teacher” of many things, and taught his grandchildren to take it slow and not to rush through life. He took great pride in teaching his family firearm safety. He was an outstanding man who cared for everyone. In times of need he would be the first to step up and help.

Bob was a caring and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, cousin, uncle, great uncle, brother-in-law, mentor and friend who will be remembered as the most amazing man and the best grandpa ever by his family and those who knew him and loved him. All who knew Bob saw him as a role model and he could always be seen smiling.

Bob is survived by his wife Patricia of the home; two sons, Robert Metz, Jr. and his fiancé Robyn Weeks, of St. Louis, Missouri and Richard Metz and wife, Jennifer, of Union, Missouri; one sister Carolyn Yager and husband, John, of Washington, Missouri; three grandchildren, Jessica Renee Campbell and husband, Dustin, Richard Metz, Jr., and Nancy Patricia Metz; along with several other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Lorna Metz; and one brother, Dan.

Funeral Services with Full Military Honors was held Saturday, March 29, 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.


Wilma June Dierks, 75
Wilma June Dierks, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born June 24, 1938, in the Mt. Zion community near Versailles, a daughter of the late George and Ruth (Edleman) Diener.

She was united in marriage to Wayne Thompson and together they had five children. On October 20, 1990, in Versailles, she married her true love, Bill Dierks, who preceded her in death on April 23, 2011.

Wilma worked in the laundry department at the Good Shepherd Care Center for many years. She later worked at Fasco in Eldon until her retirement.

She was a member of the Mt. Zion Church later known as Cornerstone Church near Versailles. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, playing shuffleboard, entertaining and spending time with her family.

Wilma is survived by her sons, George Ross Thompson and wife Tonia of Fortuna, Kenneth Thompson of Fortuna, Jerry Thompson of Versailles and Larry Thompson and wife Tammy of Versailles; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; her sisters, Laura Akin and husband Norman and Bertha Lehman both of Versailles; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Thompson and her sisters, Rose Wenger and Georgia Wilcox.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 31, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Dale Bentch officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Versailles.

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


Imogene A. Martensen, 79
Imogene A. Martensen, of Latham, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014, at her home. She was born June 3, 1934, in Florence, a daughter of the late Walter W. and Opal (Kurtz) Schroder.

On May 16, 1953, at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Florence, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, W.D. “Bill” Martensen.

Imogene worked as an LPN for many years.

She was a member of the Fortuna Baptist Church. Her favorite hobbies included sewing, walking, cooking and baking.

In addition to her husband, Bill, she is survived by her sons, Rick Martensen and wife Val of Versailles and Rex Martensen and wife Cindy of California; her daughters, Marcia Azan and husband Abe of Sedalia and Marcella Schuffman and husband Dorn of Columbia; eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brothers, Duane Schroder and wife Judy and Leo Schroder and wife Bobbi, both of Smithton; sisters, Wanda Potter of California, Priscilla Richey of High Point and Fran Schilb and husband Randy and Shirley Potter and husband Terry, both of Columbia; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Marilyn Schroder and a grandson, Waylon Martensen.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 1, at the Tipton First Baptist Church with Reverends Charles Chatman, Gary Payne and Brad Homan officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery near Florence.

Her heart’s dream was for a building that will last. If you choose to make a memorial contribution, please make it to the Fortuna Baptist Church Building 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.


James E. Depew, 82
James E. Depew, of Osage Beach, Missouri, died on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach.

Jim was born February 19, 1932 in Athens, Pennsylvania, the son of Dana and Amelia (Gable) Depew.

He was united in marriage April 12, 1952 in Athens, Pennsylvania to Eleanor Allen and together they shared 62 years of marriage.

Jim proudly served his country in the United States Army and retired after a 20 year military career.

In his spare time, James enjoyed woodworking and tinkering around, and going to tractor pulls. More than anything, James loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them.

Jim was a member of Harper Chapel United Methodist Church in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Eleanor, one son, James B. Depew of Linn Creek, Missouri; two daughters Charron Hack and husband, Mike, of Springfield, Illinois and Lourae Fitzgerald and husband, Jeff, of Wynantskill, New York; one brother Bill Depew of Osage Beach, Missouri; one sister Virginia Penrith of Meshoppen, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren Jamison Robinson, Brittany Robinson, Justin Depew and wife Shawna, Jessica Fitzgerald, Alexander Hack, Hunter Depew, and Jacquelyn Fitzgerald; one great-granddaughter Lily Eckard; along with several other relatives and friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents Dana and Amelia Depew; and one sister Doris Bunnell.

Funeral Services with Military Honors was held Friday, April 4, 2014 at Harper Chapel United Methodist Church in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Interment at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to Harper Chapel United Methodist Church or to the American Heart Association.

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 4-9-14

Irvin P. Kuehn, 89
Irvin P. Kuehn, of Gravois Mills, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at his home. He was born January 30, 1925, in Fordyce, Nebraska, a son of the late Gerhard and Rose (Weiblehause) Kuehn.

He was a United States Navy veteran serving in World War II on the USS Enterprise from 1942 to 1946 when he was honorably discharged.

Irvin was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 in Sunrise Beach.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, DeLona Kuehn of the home; his daughter, Kathy Rose Shannon and husband Ray of Honey Creek, Iowa; four grandchildren, Julie Rehonda, Jeremy Ahrens, Shawn Shannon and Robin Shannon; two great-grandchildren, Kayliegh Scheidecker and Austin Rehonda; his sisters, Ruth Nedved of Tacoma, Washington, Geneva Muller of Yankton, South Dakota and Norma Jean Merrigan of Omaha, Nebraska; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Kuehn and his sister, Marcella Weible.

A Memorial Mass was held Friday, March 21, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie with Father Patrick Dolan and Father C.D. “Bo” Ryan concelebrating. Graveside services and inurnment with full military honors followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002, 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 Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.


Glenn E. Long, 77
Glenn E. Long, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, at his home. He was born May 11, 1936, in Dalmatia, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Earl and Beulah (Lenker) Long.

On December 28, 1957, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stover, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Helen Schnirch Long.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Glenn was baptized at a Lutheran church in Pennsylvania. He was a mechanic and enjoyed painting and restoring cars.

In addition to his wife, Helen, he is survived by his sons, Jeffery Long and Clinton Long and wife Linda both of Kansas City, Kansas; his daughter, Gail Avery of Bonner Springs, Kansas; seven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; brother, Dale Long of Allentown, Pennsylvania; sisters, Phyllis Kessler and husband Eli of Dalmatia, Pennsylvania, Joan Paul and husband Derl of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, Gloria Long of Sunbury, Pennsylvania and Virginia Sharp of Lebanon, Pennsylvania and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Julia Long, his brothers, Delroy and Clark and sisters, Loraine and Erla.

A celebration of Glenn’s life was held Thursday, March 20, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Erik Rottmann officiating.

Graveside services and inurnment with full military honors 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.


Tommy Keith Johnson, 59
Tommy Keith Johnson, of Walnut, Kansas, passed away March 13, 2014, at his home. He was born January 30, 1955, in Myrtle Point, Oregon, a son of Tildon and Bonnie (Johnson) Johnson.

He loved riding his motorcycle and was a member of the Fine Upstanding Citizens of Kansas Motorcycle Club. Tommy enjoyed fishing and hunting, but most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his son, Lloyd Johnson of Neodesha, Kansas; his daughters, Joy Taylor of Fredonia, Kansas, Theresa Bigley of Neodesha, Kansas and Tanya White and husband Daryle of Walnut, Kansas; eleven grandchildren; his mother, Bonnie Johnson of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; his brother, David Johnson of Versailles, Missouri; his sisters, Jeannie Collins and husband Gary of Independence, Missouri, Letha Bryan and husband Rick of Liberty, Missouri, Anitta Novak and husband Don of Hamilton, Missouri and Tammy Kessner and husband Talmadge of Conroe, Texas and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tildon Johnson, a daughter, Krista Lindsey and a sister, Marty Eli.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 21 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment followed in the Ritchie Cemetery near Versailles.

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.


Christa Elizabeth Rhodes, 68
Christa Elizabeth Rhodes, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Camdenton.

Christa was born December 25, 1945 in Fulda, Germany the daughter of Robert and Christine Flori Kilian.
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Christa loved spending time with her grandchildren and watching television.

Christa is survived by her children; Brenda Giraed and husband, Billy, of Macks Creek, Missouri, Thomas Rhoads and wife, Robin, of California, Dave Rhoads and wife, Kimberly, of Macks Creek, Missouri and Tonia Bailey and husband, Chad, of Camdenton, Missouri; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother, Klaus Kilian of Germany; along with several other relatives and friends..

Christa was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Christine Kilian; one brother Tony; and one sister Renate.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Hedges- Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment will be in Hedges Cemetery, 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.


William “Don” Foster, Jr., 70
William “Don” Foster, Jr., of Sunrise Beach, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. He was born December 15, 1943, in Houston, Texas, a son of the late William D., Sr. and Anna Marie (Williams) Foster.

On May 27, 1970, in Houston, Texas, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Sandra Luten Foster.

Don graduated from Texas Tech and the University of Texas with a master’s degree in banking and finance. He was a real estate salesman and broker and enjoyed subdividing his own acreage and developing it.

He enjoyed playing racquetball, walking his dogs, boating, raising horses, horseback riding and trail riding.

Don is survived by his wife, Sandra Foster of the home; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews; and many friends.

A celebration of Don’s life was held Saturday, March 22, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel with Pastor Dan Adkison officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to 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.


Mildred Ann Shipman, 87
Mildred Ann Shipman, daughter of Andrew F. and Eunice Ann Cullen Clark, was born, January 15, 1927 in Camden County, Missouri. She passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of eighty-seven years, two months and three days.

In 1946, she was united in marriage to Lamon Shipman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Audrey Roth; an infant brother, G.A. Clark and a grandson, Ellis Brown, Jr.

Survivors include a daughter, Maudie Gambler and husband Richard of Mounds, Oklahoma; a son, Morse Shipman and wife Colby of Talihina, Oklahoma; a brother, Ken Clark of Camdenton, Missouri; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Mildred was raised in Camden County. She attended school at Pleasant Hill and Camdenton High School. She lived most of her life in and around Camden County and worked as a seamstress.

Mildred made a profession of faith and was a member of Freedom Church of Christ.

She was an active member of Blue Star Mothers of America, Oklahoma Chapter #10. She was a charter member and everyone in the club lovingly referred to her as “Grandma”.

In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting and sewing. She was great at making delicious candy and loved playing Pitch.

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.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 21, 2014 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Freedom Cemetery, Montreal.

Memorial donations may be made to Blue Star Mothers of America, Oklahoma Chapter #10, P.O. Box 268, Sapulpa, OK 74066 or 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.


Dorothy Rose Gustafson, 82
Dorothy Rose Gustafson, of Laurie, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. She was born July 11, 1931, in Chicago, Illinois, a daughter of the late Frank and Edith (Schmalfeld) Totcke.

On March 4, 1950, in Chicago, she was united in marriage to Max D. Gustafson, who preceded her in death on January 26, 2005.

Dorothy attended the West Lake Christian Church in Laurie. She volunteered at the Westside Senior Center for over 20 years. She also served as secretary for the West Lake Newcomers Club for several years.

She is survived by her children, Max Gustafson, Jr. of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, Gary Gustafson of McHenry, Illinois, Roxanne Schelp of Wadsworth, Texas, Mark Gustafson of Antioch, Illinois and Greg Gustafson of Laurie, Missouri; eleven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and many other relatives and friends.

A private family celebration of life will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Westside Senior Center.

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

Published 4-2-14

Edward C. “Ed” Huebner, Jr. 73
Edward C. “Ed” Huebner, Jr. of Barnett, Missouri, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 6, 2014.

The memorial service was held Saturday, March 15, 2014 at The United Pentecostal Church of Versailles. Pastor Gerald Hamlett officiated.

Edward was born in Kansas City, Missouri on February 11, 1941. He was married to Velma “Vel” (Patton) Huebner on August 12, 1967; they were married 46 and one-half years.

Ed was the Owner/Operator of E & V Septic Tank Service in the lake area for many years. He enjoyed the simple things in life, especially: tinkering in his garage; he created functional and beautiful things usually out of different forms of metals, such as, bicycles & tricycles, windmills, an ornamental canon, a wishing well and many other forms of functional art.

He loved collecting model T Ford parts and assembling his own Model T, he could always be found on his riding lawnmower with his cowboy hat on keeping his property immaculate. He loved animals, especially dogs who were his constant companions throughout his life. He was very fond of sunshiny days on the deck and spending time with his family.

Ed is survived by his loving wife Vel (Patton) Huebner of Barnett, MO, his son William “Lou” and Vicky Reeves of Linn Creek, MO, daughter Fredonna Huebner of Corpus Christi, TX, daughter Vickie Reeves and her fiancé James Croom of Lemont, Illinois, daughter Julie and Billie Jacobs of Versailles, MO, daughter Ranetta Davis of Linn Creek, MO, daughter Christi L Bell of Greenview, MO, and one brother Richard Huebner of Dennis, KS, as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and other family and friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Edward C. and Mildred Huebner Sr., and his step-father Daniel B. Hays, as well as, his parent-in-laws, Louie and Pauline Patton.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the “Edward C. Huebner, Jr. Memorial Fund in c/o UPC” send to United Pentecostal Church of Versailles, 105 W. Cleveland St., Versailles, MO 65084.

For more information please contact Melodie Reineke (573) 378-8461 (call or text).

The family of Edward C. Huebner, Jr. wishes to thank the United Pentecostal Church of Versailles, the Hospice Compasses Team, and all of the dear family and friends that has loved and supported our family through this time.


Robert William Burns, 40
Sadie Marie Burns, 2

Robert William Burns born May 1, 1973 and daughter Sadie Marie Burns born June 2, 2011, passed away on March 7, 2014.

Robert Burns is survived by his beautiful daughter and Sadie's sister, Chelsea Elaine Burns, whom he loved with all his heart; his mother, Linda K. Clary of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, father, Earl Eugene Burns and his wife Bonnie of Osage City, Kansas; grandmother, Edna P. Clary; three sisters, Sandra Frazee, Jeanette Glynn and Ashley Burns; three brothers, Ray, Travis and Cody Burns. A host of nephews and nieces, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends that loved him very much.

Sadie is survived by her sister, Chelsea Elaine Burns; her great-grandmother, Edna Pearl Clary; paternal grandparents, Linda K. Clary and Earl and Bonnie Burns; maternal grandparents, Michael Monnig and Sharon Monnig of Camdenton, Missouri; and a host of many aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. We all loved her.

Robert was raised in Sunrise Beach, Missouri and graduated from Camdenton High School. He loved his family foremost. He specialized in the construction field throughout his adult life.

Robert overcame several obstacles through his life. His family was extremely proud of him. He had a great love for the outdoors, fishing, mushroom and arrowhead hunting as did Sadie. His daughters were foremost in his life and he loved them so much. He was such a good father.

Robert was close with his mother, Linda Clary, his best friend and loved her so much. Sadie loved her "Daddy" and her "Sissy". Sadie loved her grandparents and spending time with them. She loved to eat, watch Dora and Sponge Bob. She loved playing with Athena, Haley and her dollhouse.

Robert "Bobby" and Sadie "Pee Wee" you are in our hearts forever.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 12, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Graveside services and interment followed in the Garber Memorial Estates Cemetery in Laurie.

Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Memorial contributions are suggested to Robert's daughter and Sadie’s sister, Chelsea Burns

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


Samantha Lee, 46
Samantha (Sam, Sammi) Lee was born on June 25, 1967 in Kansas City, Kansas. Her parents were/are Janet & Forest (Bud) Lee.

Along with her brother, Laurence, the family moved to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1968.

She was a graduate of Versailles High School in 1985, and graduated from William Woods College in 1989. She was married to Vince Williams for over 8 years.

Samantha lived in Springfield, Osage Beach, and North Kansas City, Missouri until the past month. The last five weeks she and her mother have shared their lake home.

Sam’s intention was to move on to Dallas, Texas. She had worked for Northcare Hospice in North Kansas City, Missouri for six years and most recently at Realty Executives in Overland Park, Kansas.

Samantha passed away very suddenly Friday, March 7. She was 46 years old.

She loved her family and so enjoyed her four cats. She was a devoted member of the Kitty Cat Connection in Kansas City, serving on their board. Her love, presence, quick wit, beauty and thoughtfulness will be missed tremendously by her family and friends.

She is survived by her mother, Jan Lee of Fort Meyers Beach, Florida; her brother, Laurence Lee and wife Theresa of Dallas, Texas; her half-sister, Barbara McGrath and husband Barry and their family of Denver, Colorado; nieces, Madison Lee and Nikki Lee both of Dallas, Texas; aunts, Lao Culver of Folsom, California and Jeane Appell of Auburn, California and many other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death was a brother Terence Martin, her father, Forest (Bud) Lee and a half-sister, Judy Segraves.

A celebration of Samantha’s life was held Saturday, March 15, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.

Memorial donations are suggested to the following: Kitty Cat Connection, P.O. Box 902085, Kansas City, MO 64190, S.T.A.F.F. Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 1324, Laurie, MO 65038 or Unity at the Lake Church, P.O. Box 680, Sunrise Beach, MO 65079.

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.


Etta L. Dane, 87
Etta L. Dane, of Independence, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Eldon, until the last two years where she resided with her daughter in Independence.

She was born August 13, 1926, in Barnett, Missouri, a daughter of the late Edward and Maude (Sidebottom) Hagerman.

On December 19, 1949, in Miller County, she was united in marriage to Paul T. Dane, who preceded her in death on October 21, 2008.

Etta loved to read and solve crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Gray and husband Vernon of Independence, Missouri; eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; her sister, Nadine Osborn of Jefferson City, Missouri; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, David A. Dane, seven brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 18, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment followed in the Enloe Cemetery near Russellville.

Memorial contributions are suggested to VITAS Hospice, 6601 Winchester Avenue, Suite 220, Kansas City, Missouri 64133.

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.


Alvin Gene Smith, 71
Alvin Gene Smith, of Gravois Mills, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born January 16, 1943, in Parsons, Kansas, a son of the late Walter Edward and Mary Edna (Barker) Smith.

Gene retired from Ford after 30 years of employment as a welder.

He was a member of the West Lake Christian Church in Laurie. Gene was a member of the Masonic Lodge in De Soto, Kansas where he served as past master.

Upon retiring to the lake, he joined the Versailles Masonic Lodge #320. He was a Mason for over 50 years. Gene was also a member of the of the Scottish Rite for over 50 years.

He is survived by his brother, Loren “Tony” Smith and Jo Herndon of Gravois Mills, Missouri; and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Gene’s life will be held at a later date at the West Lake Christian Church in Laurie. Inurnment will be held at a later date in De Soto, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the West Lake Christian Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com where services times will be posted as they are finalized. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.


Judy Ann Norton, 66
Judy Ann Norton, Rayville, MO. Passed away March 13, 2014.

Visitation will be 4-5pm

Services were held Tuesday, March 18 at Holman-Howe Funeral Home 320 S. Adams Ave, Lebanon, MO.

Judy was born June 7, 1947 in Eldridge, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Ruble and Ollie Allen, grandparents, John and Tressie Allen; sister, Yvonne McMullin; brothers, Gene Ruble and Leland Guy Wise.
Survivors include her children, Tina (Mike) Campbell, James “Jim” (Peggy) Porter, Kelly Granger and husband Todd Schatz, Angela (Neil) Woods, Anthony (Elizabeth) Norton; sister, Nina (Ray) Desaire; brother, Jack Wise; aunt, Pauline McGuire her caregiver; 18 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; along with many aunts, a uncle, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements: Bross & Spidle Funeral Home 816-630-3131
 

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.
 

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