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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorial contributions are suggested to Jolene Hannon for a fund to be established for her grandchildren. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


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

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

Ralph was a veteran of the United States Army.

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

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

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

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

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gravois Mills Lions Club. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A celebration of Lila’s life will be held at a later date in Iowa. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Interment was in Hedges Cemetery in Camdenton, Missouri.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

There are no memorial services planned at this time. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.
 

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

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

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Body to be cremated after the service per family wishes.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

He was preceded in death by his father.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published 6-17-15
Susan Diane Hatfield Dean, 55
Susan Diane Hatfield Dean, of Gravois Mills, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. She was born September 16, 1959, in Kansas City, Kansas, a daughter of the late Elza Norvin and Goldie Eloise (Ball) Hatfield.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorial donations may be made to Osage Beach Rehabilitation and Health Care Courtyard Fund and left at the funeral home.

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

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


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

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

Debra attended the Versailles First Assembly of God Church.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Larry will be missed by every life he touched.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 30, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He was a member of the West Union Baptist Church.

Joe enjoyed antique cars and attending tractor pulls.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

He retired as supervisor in 2012.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He will be missed by many.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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