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 1-28-15


Icel Maxine Bartley, 92
Icel Maxine Bartley, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Friday, January 16, 2015, at the Ozark Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Osage Beach. She was born August 23, 1922, in Versailles, a daughter of the late Ira Herbert and Jodie (Hibdon) Crabtree.

On August 10, 1946, in Lebanon, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Max Bartley.

Maxine owned and operated the Glass Knob Antique Shop in Sunrise Beach for several years. While operating her business, she also worked as a dispatcher for the Cam-Mo Ambulance district for many years.

She was a charter member of the Lakeland Baptist Church, currently known as the Sunrise Beach First Baptist Church. In her spare time, she enjoyed painting and crocheting.

In addition to her husband, Max, she is survived by a son, Gary Bartley and friend, Linda Smith of Gravois Mills, Missouri; her daughters, Mary Jo Paulsen and husband Bill and Terry Schertz and husband Edwin, both of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; eleven grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her sister, Eva Grace Uptergrove of Weslaco, Texas and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers and a sister.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 19, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel with Pastor Nick Stutesman officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Garber Memorial Estates Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the S.T.A.F.F. Animal Shelter. 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.


Suzanne Zaiss, 75
Suzanne Zaiss, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away early Saturday morning, January 17, 2015 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Suzanne was born on May 25, 1939, the daughter of Hugh Fraze and Marie (Stadler) Fraze.

She was a wonderful homemaker and cared deeply for her family. She was of the Catholic Faith.

Suzanne was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Marie; by her husband, Raymond Zaiss; and by her brother, Sam Fraze.

She is survived by her son, Michael Hugh Fraze of Tennessee; by two daughters, Tina Thompson and her husband Dave Ross of Gravois Mills and Angela Davis of Texas; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private celebration of life will take place at a later date.

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

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


Patricia Joann (North) Morgan, 77
Patricia Joann (North) Morgan passed away January 16, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones.

Pat was born April 9, 1937 in Bisbee, Arizona, daughter of Leonard and Velva Parrack North.

She was united in marriage to her childhood sweetheart, Carl (C.L.) Morgan February 14, 1958. Together they enjoyed 56 years of marriage filled with lots of love and fun.

Pat and Carl had 3 children, Kerry Leon, Philip John, and Michael Ralph.

Pat grew up in the Tunnel Dam area of Camden County. She graduated from Camdenton High School in 1954 and proudly received her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Missouri and later earned her Master’s Degree.

Pat’s passion was teaching and working with children. She taught 3rd grade at Camdenton Elementary for 33 years.

After her retirement, she continued as a beloved volunteer for 10 more years. She influenced countless lives and was always there for a child who needed love, a lift up, or just someone in their corner. She was also a mentor and friend to many teachers.

She is survived by her husband Carl; her brother Dennis North and his wife Nancy of Camdenton; two sons Kerry Morgan and his wife Claire of St. Charles, Missouri and Phil and his wife Toni of Camdenton; grandchildren Dylan Morgan and Jessica, Alexandra Malloy and husband Nick, Anna Morgan, and one great grandson Sebastian Morgan.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents; infant son Michael Ralph; and brother, Denzil North. Pat made her profession of faith in Jesus as her savior as a young girl.

“MeMe” loved spending time with her family and friends and was always there to help those that needed her.

Although MeMe laughed often and freely and had fun wherever she went, she never forgot the importance and serious responsibility of being there and doing what was needed for everyone in her life. She was always busy taking care of everyone else.

We celebrate her life and the love she shared and will cherish the memories she created for us. MeMe is loved and will be missed immeasurably by everyone who knew her.

Services were held Monday, January 19, 2015 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment followed at Dale Blair Memorial Cemetery, Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Miracle Network or your favorite local charity.

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.
 

Frederick William Schekorra, 83
Dr. Frederick William Schekorra, of Laurie, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. He was born February 19, 1931, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of the late Frederick William and Ida Schekorra.

Fred was a United States Navy veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict.

He graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and practiced in Tuscumbia and Jefferson City for over thirty years.

Following his retirement, he enjoyed playing golf and boating, but his true passion and love was medicine and caring for his patients.

He is survived by his sons, John William Schekorra of O’Fallon, Missouri and Dr. Frederick Michael Schekorra and wife Barb of Versailles, Missouri; his daughter-in-law, Claudette Schekorra of Ashland, Missouri; eight grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; his companion, Pat Moore of the home and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Jeanne Schekorra; his son, James Robert Schekorra and his sister, Eva Schekorra.

A private celebration of Fred’s life will be held by his family.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Memories of Love Foundation, 4932 Sunbeam Road Suite 200, Jacksonville, Florida 32257.

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.
 

John “Jack” Henry Bouck, 80
John “Jack” Henry Bouck, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Osage Beach Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Osage Beach, Missouri.

John was born June 28, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Lyle Sr. and Magdalen (Weber) Bouck.

In 1957, John entered and proudly served his country in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1962.

On March 30, 1957 he was united in marriage to Mary Lou Gibbs. Together they enjoyed 57 years of marriage until his death.

John worked at the Cupples Aluminum Products Factory in St Louis for over 40 years He enjoyed volunteering at Lake Regional Hospital and several other community activities. He was a Charter Member of Lake Area Parkinson’s Group.

John is survived by his wife Mary Lou, of the home; two sons, Steven Bouck and wife Rebecca, of Linn Creek, Missouri, and Gary Bouck; two brothers, Lyle Bouck Jr., of Sunset Hills, Missouri, and Eugene Bouck, of Ballwin, Missouri; three grandchildren, Jeremy, Monica and Zachary Bouck and one great grandchild, Keyten Bouck.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lyle and Magdalen Bouck, and one brother, Robert Bouck.

Funeral Mass was held Thursday, January 22, 2015 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment was at Ft. Leonard Wood Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Waynesville, Missouri with full Military Honors.

Donations to St Louis American Parkinson Disease Association, 1415 Elbridge Payne Rd. Suite 150, Chesterfield, MO 63017 and Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave.5th floor, Norwalk, Ct 06851, or may be left at the funeral home.

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

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


Ronald Lee Smith, 51
Ronald Lee Smith, of Camdenton, Missouri passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at his home in Camdenton.

He was the beloved husband of Gabriela (Perez) Smith; loving father of Gabriel Smith and Ronald Smith Jr.; stepfather of Jasmin Angel, Sandra Angel and Jesus Guerrero; dear brother of Rodney Smith and Tara Hunziker; son of Virginia and Earl Vaughn Smith; grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law, and friend to many.

Ron was born on January 14, 1964 in Sedalia, Missouri. He was raised in Versailles, MO where he attended Versailles High School. He was united in marriage to Gabriela on August 6, 1986.

Ron had a wide array of interests including listening to classic rock musicians such as The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Styx, Rush, The Cars, Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones; watching classic television series and films such as The Twilight Zone, The Andy Griffith Show, Columbo, Dirty Harry, and Fast Times at Ridgemont High,; and was an avid sports fan of baseball and basketball, his favorites being the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Celtics, consecutively.

Ronald enjoyed each of these things, but of course the love he felt for his family and the compassion he felt for Christ, were what he enjoyed most of all.

Ron was also an avid traveler and often traveled across country with his family visiting numerous locations which included the Redwood Forest, Great Smoky Mountains, Rocky Mountains, Cascade Mountains, Grand Canyon, New York, Florida, Washington and many others.

Ron had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed telling all kinds of jokes. He was a humble, simple man with a big heart.

Funeral Services were held Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Family Worship Center, Versailles, Missouri.

Interment followed at Riverview Cemetery in Jefferson City, 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 1-21-15

Delbert Wayne Hanks, Sr., 84
Delbert Wayne Hanks, Sr., son of Estol Orlando and Ida Mae Morris Hanks was born, June 2, 1930 in Independence, Missouri. He passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015, in Osage Beach Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of eighty-four years, seven months and eight days.

On May 8, 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Loretta May Cates and to this union three sons were born. Together they shared fifty-nine years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Loretta M. Hanks of Linn Creek, Missouri; three sons, Wayne “Dubb” Hanks, Jr., Boyd L. Hanks and wife Rita and John D. Hanks and wife Shelli all of Linn Creek, Missouri; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; an uncle, Bud Morris and wife Dale of Roach, Missouri; three aunts, Florene Terri, Estelle Galloway and Elizabeth Duermyer all of Camdenton, Missouri; two nephews, Bennie Cates and wife Terri of Lee's Summit, Missouri and Billy Cates of Loveland, Colorado and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Wayne was raised in Linn Creek, Missouri and went to school there. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He worked for Braniff Airways in Kansas City, Missouri.

He owned several businesses in the lake area: Glaze Standard Station, Shoreline Park, Wayne’s Bargain Barn and Randy’s Frozen Custard. He was a bus driver for Camdenton R-III Schools and did grader work and hauling.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served as a Volunteer Fireman for Osage Beach Fire Department and was a member of the Osage Beach Chamber of Commerce. He served Camden County as First District Commissioner from 1985 to 1987.

Delbert made a profession of faith and attended Linn Creek Baptist Church.

He loved his family and helped his sons in whatever they were involved in. He was a good friend and neighbor.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial with military honors followed in Freedom Cemetery, Montreal.

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

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

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


Karen Deanne Brown, 52
Karen Deanne Brown, daughter of Gerald Dean “Jerry” and Carolyn Sue Jones Brown, was born, July 20, 1962 in Denton, Texas. She passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015, in her home, Montreal, Missouri at the age of fifty-two years, five months and nineteen days.

On June 5, 1992 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to Jack Richard Brown. They have shared the past twenty-two years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Leonard and Gladys Brown and maternal grandfather, Archie Jones.

Survivors include husband, Jack Brown of the home; two sons, Joseph Richard Brown of Montreal, Missouri and Clayton Brown and wife Cindy of Phillipsburg, Montana; three grandchildren, Kayla, Kevin and Mason Brown; her parents, Jerry and Carolyn Brown of Montreal, Missouri; siblings, Rick Brown and wife Sandy of Richland, Missouri, Randy Brown of Montreal, Missouri, Amy Erickson and husband Eric of Camdenton, Missouri and Chris Brown of Montreal, Missouri; her maternal grandmother, Fern Jones of Montreal, Missouri; nieces and nephews, Toni Brown, Tyler Brown and wife Vanessa, Taylor, Brooke and Gage Erickson; great-nieces and nephews, Katie Mino, Owen and Ava Brown and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Karen was raised in Montreal, Missouri and was a graduate of Camdenton High School in the class of 1980. She worked as a bookkeeper at various businesses at the lake.

Karen made a profession of faith and was a member of Buffalo Prairie Baptist Church, Montreal.

She loved babies and adored her grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She loved to make the children baby quilts. Holiday’s were important to her and she enjoyed baking cookies and spending time with her family.

She took several vacations to Costa Rica and made many special memories there.

Karen was a special and unique person. The memories she created for her family and friends will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

A visitation was held Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to a fund established to assist 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.


Kimberly Young, 50
Kimberly Young, Camdenton, MO, Passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the University Hospital, Columbia, MO after a short fight with cancer. She was 50 years, 7 months and 15 days old.

She was born to Edward and Barbara Young in Kansas City, MO on May 26, 1964. She was preceded in death by her father, Edward, aunt, Maxine and uncle, Joe.

She is survived by her mother, Barbara of Camdenton, MO; son, James Jarvis and daughter-in-law, Jennifer of Cross Timbers, MO; brother, John Young, sister-in-law, Shawnda Hix and nephew, Seth of O’Fallon, MO; aunt, Peggy Kosarko of Conroe, TX; cousins, Belinda Strom of Seabrook, TX, Kay Coleman and Larry of Camdenton, MO, Annie Oshel and husband Bart of Camdenton, MO, Mac Cyrus and wife Mary of Eldon, MO, Michael Cyrus and Charlotte of Wentzville, MO and Brett McHenry and wife Sue of Texas.

Kimberly had a tremendous love for her family, friends and pets. For the past two years, she has attended Cross Timbers Southern Baptist Church, Cross Timbers, MO, where she was a beloved member of the congregation.

Kimberly worked at Casey’s General Store on West Hwy 54 in Camdenton. She was recently awarded for 15 years of service. At work she was affectionately known as Kimmie and was loved by many of her customers and co-workers.

Kimberly was a loving daughter, mother, sister, aunt and friend. She had a great impact on all of those she came in contact with and will be missed by many.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Camdenton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Kimberly’s name to either the Dogwood Animal Shelter in Osage Beach, Missouri or the Medical Missions for Christ Clinic in Camdenton, MO

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

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


Donnabelle Bolton, 87
Donnabelle Bolton, of Hayden, Idaho, was born in Fremont, Nebraska on May 10, 1927 and died January 13, 2015, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Terry Kaiser in Hayden Idaho.

In addition to her parents, Robert and Luscynda Petersen of Barnett, Missouri, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Darwin Bolton, son, William Ray Welch, Jr., sisters, Carolyn Nelson and Hertha Daniels, and brother Robert Petersen, Jr.

She is survived by her daughters Janet K. Kaiser (Terry) of Hayden, ID, and Paula Cloud (Larry) of Mesa, AZ, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Per her request, she has been cremated and will be buried in the family plot at the Hopewell Cemetery, Barnett, Missouri. There will be no services.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles, Missouri and Yates Funeral Home of Hayden, Idaho.


Della Charlene Beegle, 70
Della Charlene Beegle, of Barnett, Missouri, passed away early Thursday morning, January 15, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Charlene was born on February 20, 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Charles Perry Evans and Ellen Irene (Chamberlin) Evans.

Charlene worked in healthcare at the nursing homes of Versailles and Laurie and held her certification as an M.L.N.A. and A.N.A. She enjoyed finding treasures at thrift stores.

Charlene was a Christian woman with a big heart and had a deep love for her family and for her pets.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Ellen; and by her brother, Perry Evans.

Charlene is survived by her three daughters, Brenda Brooks and her husband Dana of Gravois Mills, Sandy Zelsman and her husband Rick of Versailles, and Shawna McCollom and her husband Darren of Laurie; three siblings, Joyce Snelling and her husband Dick of Lake Orion, Michigan, Carolyn Graves and her husband George of Pontiac, Michigan, and Charles Evans and his wife Phyllis of Gravois Mills; four grandchildren, Brendace Jones and her husband Arthur, Trenton Dean and his wife Amber, Samantha Smotherman and her husband Nathan, and Melissa Marriott and her husband Raymond; along with five great grandchildren, Kaylee Grandchamp, Aryannah Jones, Artaj Jones, Raylynn Della Marriott, and Braxton Dean.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date.

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

Family and friends may sign the guestbook or leave private condolences at www.kidwellgarber.com


William L. “Bill” Beard, 79
William L. “Bill” Beard, of Versailles, Missouri, passed away early Saturday morning, January 17, 2015 at Lake Regional Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri.

He was born on September 26, 1935, in Barnett, Missouri, the son of Orval Beard and Dorothy Mae (Comer) Beard.

Bill was united in marriage to Mary Cobb on May 23, 1964 in Tipton, Missouri.

Bill enjoyed raising cattle and farming his land. He was an avid hunter and a skilled fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Orval and Dorothy; and by two sisters, Thelma Rose Francis and Dixie Mae Thornton.

Bill is survived by his wife, Mary Beard of the home; two sons, William L. Beard, Jr., of Versailles and Todd Allen Beard and his wife Maryann of Tipton; along with two grandchildren, Mark Allen Beard and C.J. Beard.

Private burial will take place at a later date.

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

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

 

Published 1-14-15

Mabel A. Williams, 84
Mabel A. Williams, of Fortuna, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014. She was born December 9, 1930, in Sedalia, a daughter of the late V.C. and Pearl Maudell (Estes) Abney.

She was united in marriage to Maurice Williams, who preceded her in death in 1995.

Mabel was a member of the Fortuna First Baptist Church. She also enjoyed attending Bible study at the Good Shepherd Care Center.

She was an avid fan of NASCAR racing, the Kansas City Chiefs and Missouri Football. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting and solving crossword puzzles.

Mabel is survived by her sons, Wayne Richards of Garden City, Missouri and Robert Richards of Canon City, Colorado; her daughters, Melody Brooke of Lawson, Missouri, Cherri Wilson of Fortuna, Missouri and Meschelle Savage of Fortuna, Missouri; two adopted children, Joe and Pat Williams; eighteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Donald W. Abney of Sedalia, Missouri; her sister, Patty Greenwood of Springfield, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Roger Richards, a daughter, Sharon Romine and a grandson, Gage Savage.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 6, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Rusty Smith and Pastor Brad Homan officiating. Graveside services and interment was held Tuesday, at the Clearfork Cemetery in Garden City, Missouri.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Fortuna 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 Funeral Home of Versailles.


Charles R. “Chuck” Miller, 54
Charles R. “Chuck” Miller, of Camdenton, Missouri, left this life far too early on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at his home in Camdenton Missouri.

Chuck was born March 13, 1960 in Park Ridge, Illinois, the son of Donald P. and Patricia J. (Allison) Miller.

He was united in marriage in November 2, 1985 to Joy Lynn, and together they shared 29 years of marriage until his death.

Chuck genuinely loved life and lived it to its fullest. Chuck enjoyed many things in life but, not many more than his family, Camdenton Lakers, the Chiefs and cooking (food).

Chuck loved his grill and spent countless days grilling and listening to his music out on the deck. Chuck also was a true craftsman and there was not much that he could not build or repair, his skills were endless.

Chuck was the epitome of the word friend. He was so charismatic and outgoing and was certain to meet and make a new friend each and every day. He cherished his “old” friends and loved to make new ones, whether; he was standing in line at a store, meeting new people at his work or out at a restaurant. It is who he was. Our Chuck.

Chuck was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and most importantly friend to all. He will be missed beyond measure.

Chuck is survived by his loving wife, Joy, of the home; four children; Lori Bishop and husband, Terry, of Mount Ayr, Iowa, Eric Hindes and wife, May, of Franklin, Tennessee, Chad Hindes and wife Andrea of Overland Park, KS and Ashley Miller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; one brother Don Miller of Franklin, Texas; his mother Patricia of Camdenton, Missouri; eight grandchildren; along with a number of other relatives and friends.
Chuck is proceeded in death by his father Donald Miller; one infant brother Stephen Miller.

Funeral service were held Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Camdenton Middle School
Camdenton, MO. Memorials are suggested to the Camdenton Laker Booster Club.

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.


Barbara Sanders, 82
Barbara Sanders, of Laurie, Missouri, passed away early Saturday morning, January 3, 2015 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Barbara was born on September 8, 1932 in Marion, Ohio, the only child of Harry McWherter and Clara (Maynard) McWherter.

She was united in marriage to her husband, Don Sanders on February 18, 1952 in Marion.

Before their marriage, Barbara worked as a Secretary for the Ohio State Department of Taxation. She left there to become a homemaker for her family; a change of occupation that Barbara was most proud of.

She and Don later moved from Ohio to live on Lake of the Ozarks. They enjoyed time together golfing and fishing for crappie.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Clara.

She is survived by her husband, Don of the home; one son, Michael Sanders and his wife Rita of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; and one daughter, Linda Archer and her husband Peter of Cape Cod, Massachusetts; along with one granddaughter.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Garber Memorial Estates in Laurie Pastor Richard Sanders officiating.

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

Family and friends may sign the guestbook or leave private condolences at www.kidwellgarber.com


Bessie Lorene Houser, 96
Bessie Lorene Houser, of Versailles, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born January 4, 1919, in Barnett, Missouri, a daughter of the late Hugh Denver and Gertrude (Tompkins) Kelsay.

On December 23, 1936, in Versailles, she was united in marriage to Everett Vencil Houser, who preceded her in death on April 5, 2007.

Some of Bessie’s favorite hobbies included quilting, sewing, cooking and playing cards.

She is survived by her daughters, Betty Boyce and husband Randal of St. Charles, Missouri and Shirley Taggart and husband Gary of Gulf Shores, Alabama; four grandsons, Kevin Boyce and wife Debbie of Saint Peters Missouri, Kent Boyce of O’Fallon, Missouri, Patrick Taggart of South Lyon, Michigan and Anthony Taggart and wife Ginger of Ashland, Missouri; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother and four sisters.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 8, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Chaplain Jeremy Caudel officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Hopewell Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hopewell Cemetery 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.


Sharon Kaye Henry, 66
Sharon Kaye Henry, of Versailles, born September 4, 1948, in Wichita, KS, beloved wife, mother and friend, passed away at home on January 5, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dale D. Luthi, and her mother, Esther Mae Luthi nee Becker and is survived by her husband, Lawrence Henry, Sr, her children: Stephanie Myers and spouse Rocky, Jeff Flager and his wife Kellie, Tammy Trimm, Kathleen Henry, Maj. Lawrence Henry, Jr and William Henry and his spouse Mercedes along with thirteen grandchildren.

Sharon grew up and attended high school in Wichita. She loved reading, history and visiting interesting and historical locations. She eventually settled in Kansas City, Kansas where she met and married her husband, Lawrence, on February 14, 1989.

Sharon was a breast cancer survivor. After retiring from Park College, she and her husband traveled around the United States before returning to settle down in Versailles, Missouri.

She joined Red Hats while in Versailles where she made many friends and was very proud when she was elected Queen.

She was loved by all and will be dearly missed.

Sharon’s family would like to invite all of her friends to make a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Sharon’s memory to continue the fight against breast cancer.

Graveside services and interment was held Saturday, January 10, 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.


Dorothy (Cox) Anderson, 90
Dorothy (Cox) Anderson, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Glendale Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation in Springfield. She was born March 30, 1924, in Versailles, a daughter of the late John and Florence (West) Stringer.

She was united in marriage to Burl Cox, who preceded her in death. She later married John Anderson, who also preceded her in death.

While living in Versailles, Dorothy worked at AMEX until her retirement.

She was a member of the West Union Baptist Church in Versailles. In her spare time, Dorothy enjoyed crocheting.

Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Louise Ellis and husband George of Grant, Michigan, Linda Baxter and husband Gary of Raytown, Missouri and Jeannie Calton and husband Larry of Springfield, Missouri; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her son, John Cox and her sister, Doris Bowline.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 11, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Rod Campbell officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to aid in the fight against breast cancer. 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 1-7-15

Thomas Patrick Lynch, 86
Thomas Patrick Lynch, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Monday, December 22, 2014 at his residence in Camdenton.

Tom was born February 18, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Thomas Patrick Lynch and Mae Mary (Mattingly) Lynch.

He was united in marriage December 17, 1994 to Carol Argurieo.

Tom enjoyed spending time on the lake fishing and boating and was an avid fan of the St. Louis Rams and the St. Louis Blues. He was a past member of the Camdenton Lions Club.

Tom is survived by his wife Carol of the home; her daughter Michelle Hanrahan and husband, Larry, of Lewisville, Texas; and four grandchildren, Kelli, Brendan, Erin and Libby.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister Betty Lynch.

No formal services are scheduled at this time.

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.

David Ross Woods, 88
David Ross Woods, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, December 27, 2014, at the Golden Age Living Center in Stover. He was born June 16, 1926, in Versailles, Missouri, a son of the late Ross and Myra Ann (Holder) Woods.

David was a United States Navy having served in World War II.

He was a member of the Versailles Second Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his brothers, Alfred Joe Woods and Robert Woods. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 31, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Robert Ross and Reverend William Snorgrass officiating.

Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Versailles Second 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.

Anna I. (Vaughan) Lucas, 87
Anna I. (Vaughan) Lucas, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born June 23, 1927, in Camden County, Missouri, a daughter of the late Ed and Ethel (Scott) Vaughan.

On March 24, 1951, in Kansas City, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Everett Lucas, who preceded her in death on December 7, 1986.

Anna was employed at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles as a nurse’s aide for over thirty years until her retirement.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 5178 in Gravois Mills. In her spare time, she enjoyed flower gardening.

Anna is survived by her daughters, Joyce Kloiber and husband Kurt of Independence, Missouri and Reta Lucas and Connie Kauffman both of Versailles, Missouri; her son, Bill Lucas of Independence, Missouri; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her brothers, Eddie Vaughan of Kansas City, Kansas and Johnnie Vaughan of Versailles, Missouri; her sisters, Edna Adair of Kansas City, Missouri, Helen Richardson of Versailles, Missouri, Mae Vaughan of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jane McAllister of Ridgecrest, California and Fay Carpenter of Albuquerque, New Mexico and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Sid Vaughan, Tom Vaughan, Lonnie Vaughan and Danny Vaughan and her sister, Phyllis Foster.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 2, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Inurnment will be held at a later date 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.

Lydia E. Pigg, 79
Lydia E. Pigg, of Stover, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014, at the Laurie Care Center. She was born May 22, 1935, in Smithville, Missouri, a daughter of the late Milton R. and Elsie Christine (Hund) Turner.

On June 1, 1953, in Smithville, she was united in marriage to Lloyd L. Pigg, who preceded her in death on March 7, 2010.

Lydia was employed at Wyeth Laboratory as a bookkeeper from 1960 until her retirement in 1990. Following her retirement, she moved to the Lake of the Ozarks.

There, she was a member of the Lakeview Baptist Church in the Ivy Bend Community and enjoyed crafts, sewing and vegetable gardening.

She is survived by her son, Lloyd Dwaine Pigg and wife Dorothy of Trimble, Missouri; her daughter, Edith Capps and husband Mitchell of Stover, Missouri; four grandchildren, Heather, Nick, Ryan and Charles; four great-grandchildren, Mariah, Max, Madison and Adam; a great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Donald Turner and wife Imogene of Kansas City, Kansas and Marvin Turner and wife Donita of the Ivy Bend Community in Stover, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Searcy.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 2, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Jacke Kirkham officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s 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.

Robert Linwood Willis, 56
Robert Linwood Willis was born May 7, 1958 in Moberly, Missouri and passed away at the age of 56 in his home on December 20, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father Charles Linwood Willis; mother Marguerite Hirst; and brother Rodger Willis.

Robert (Bob) was well known for his many talents. After graduating high school he pursued a career in beauty and health. He believed that people have a better outlook on life if they look and feel their best.

As a licensed stylist, esthetician and message therapist he earned the reputation of “gifted and passionate” and it wasn’t long before he climbed the ladder to become the Western Regional Manager and Platform Artist for Redken hair products.

Around 2007 Bob realized his need for a Savior and gave his heart and life to Jesus Christ. He became a resident of Freedom Through Christ Lighthouse Mission and it wasn’t long before God fine-tuned his gifts and talents and began using him as program coordinator for the ministry.

God used his gifts and passion to make a difference in a countless number of men and their families. He dedicated his life to “making a difference” and started sharing his testimony with everyone he met. He was invited to speak in a variety of venues and quickly became involved with many organizations in the community.

Missouri Re-Entry Process, Central Missouri Food Bank and Feeding America, Pathways, Cedar Ridge Treatment Center, Salvation Army, Westlake Ministerial Alliance, Missouri Ozarks Community Action, Child Advocacy, Spirit FM, Citizens Against Domestic Violence, Hope House, Lake Area Needs Initiative, Caring & Sharing Foundation, Pregnancy Help Center, New Tribes Mission and The Church at Osage Hills…were some in which he was closely associated.

He studied and earned credentials with Medicated Assisted Recovery Services and was a Missouri Recovery Support Specialist. His passion was two-fold…”addiction recovery” and “united community”.

Lake Ozark Profile magazine recognized him as a “local hero” in their September/October 2013 issue. He served his Lord and his community well and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by two nephews, Jeffrey and Bradley Willis of Los Angeles, California and their families; two step-brothers, Skip Hirst of Lees Summit, Missouri and Cliff Hirst of Shelbyville, Tennessee and their families; also, Herb Parsons of Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 3, 2015 at The Church at Osage Hills, Osage Beach, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to FTC Lighthouse Mission, 20 Show Me Lane, Camdenton, Missouri 65020.

Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hedges-Scott Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri.

Wallace J. Roofener, 92
Wallace J. Roofener, son of Floy and Elvira Drennan Roofener was born on August 28, 1922 in Ha Ha Tonka, Missouri. He died on December 30, 2014 at Lake Regional Health Center, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Wallace was the devoted and loving husband of his childhood sweetheart Clovine Sidwell, daughter of Charles and Millie Sidwell of Camdenton, Missouri. They were united in marriage on May 11, 1941 and celebrated 69 years of married life at the time of Clovine’s death on May 27, 2010.

On December 30, 1942, Wallace began active duty as radioman 2nd class, assigned to the Admiral’s Flag in the United States Navy during WWII.

The vessels on which he served were the USS Esssex, USS Bunker Hill, USS Yorktown, USS Hancock, USS Lexington, USS Wasp, and the USS Bennington. He was honorably discharged November 7, 1945.

Together Wallace and Clovine raised their children Cheryl Beth Olson of St. Louis, Missouri, Rance Charles Roofener of Key West, Florida, and John Wallace Roofener of Urich, Missouri.

Wallace was the beloved Paw Paw to six grandchildren, Heather Elizabeth, Amanda Rae, Matthew Alan, Sydni Clovine, Alexx Elise, and Mackenzie Chance.

He is also survived by his sisters Ilagean (Geanie) Blair of Osage Beach, Missouri, and Ann Blansett of Roach, Missouri. He leaves a large extended family of relatives and friends.

Wallace’s love of the outdoors started at an early age tagging along with his father as well as hunting and fishing with his dogs Buster and Pooch. Throughout his life he continued to be an avid sportsman, fishing the upper Midwest, Canada, Lake Michigan and the Florida Keys.

The last five years he enjoyed crappie fishing here at the Lake of the Ozarks. Wherever he wet a hook, he was happy.

Wallace was preceded in death by his sisters Lillian Faye Cunningham and Bertha Roam.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or the the American Cancer Society.

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

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

 

Published 12-31-14

JoAnne Zubiena, 76
JoAnne Zubiena, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. She was born June 23, 1938, in Durango, Colorado, the daughter of the late Elmer and Marion (Tocca) Cruts.

On April 30, 1960, she was united in marriage to Victor Charles Zubiena, who preceded her in death on December 9, 2001.

She is survived by her daughter, Christine Branscum of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; her grandson, Cory Michael Branscum of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; her in-laws, nieces and nephews of St. Louis, Missouri and many friends and coworkers at G2M in Laurie.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her step-son, Victor Wayne Zubiena.

Graveside services and interment was held Friday, December 19, at the Versailles Cemetery with Dr. Todd Forman officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to Christine Branscum.

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.


Marie Smiley, 82
Marie Smiley, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at the Kidwell Home in Versailles. She was born September 24, 1932, in Versailles, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mabel (Ensminger) Hilderbrand.

On August 27, 1969, she was united in marriage to Hugh William Smiley, Jr., who preceded her in death on November 8, 2005.

Marie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. She retired from teaching after many years in Versailles, Stover and Fortuna.

She also worked at the Division of Family Services and later enjoyed farming with Hugh. She enjoyed spending time riding around looking at farms, but most of all, she was proud of her granddaughter, Karley Marie, whom she loved her very much.

She is survived by her son, Fred Smiley and wife Donna of Versailles, Missouri; her granddaughter, Karley Marie Smiley of Versailles, Missouri; her sisters, Ruth Hilderbrand and Etta Porter both of Versailles, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, James Robert Hilderbrand.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 20, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Dan Adkison officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Stover 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.


John M. Schneidler, 86
John M. Schneidler, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

John was born on May 14, 1928, in Malvern, Ohio, the son of Joseph Schneidler and Magdalena (Velfl) Schneidler.

John was a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Korean War. He was stationed in Ansbach, Germany due to his ability to speak German fluently. During this time he had the opportunity to visit with family that still lived there.

John was united in marriage to Helen M. Vujasinovic on June 7, 1949 in Maysville, Kentucky. To this union two children were born.

John was an accomplished carpenter and owned his own construction business. He built many homes and was sure to always include a fireplace. This became somewhat of a trademark of his.

He was faithful to his Lord and Savior. He helped organize an outreach program called Community for Christ in Laurie and actually helped build the structure that it’s in now.

John enjoyed fishing for Crappie, was naturally a “people pleaser”, and an excellent shot. He was the only non-commissioned officer on the Army Trap Team.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Magdalena; and by his grandson, Michael John Schneidler.

John is survived by his wife, Helen of the home; son, Barry Schneidler, and daughter Jayne Marie Trick and her husband Larry, all of Sunrise Beach; along with three granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Laurie, Missouri, with Pastor Ron Lehenbauer officiating.

Burial followed at Garber Memorial Estates in Laurie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home.

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

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


Lorna Patricia West, 84
Lorna Patricia West, daughter of Steelie Pearl and Nella Fern Mullens Criss, was born, March 6, 1930 in Jasonville, Indiana. She passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014, in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of eighty-four years, nine months and twelve days.

On December 31, 1949 in Carmel, Indiana, she was united in marriage to Jimmy Dwite West and to this union four children were born. Together they shared sixty-two years of marriage before his passing on June 19, 2011.

She was also preceded in death by parents; an infant son, Jimmy and a sister, Betty Pearl Barbee.

Survivors include three children, Elissa “Christy” Dulle and husband Jim and Olevia “Libby” West and Karen Salaway all of Camdenton, Missouri and Jimmy West, Jr. and wife Connie of Strang, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Jeff Voss, Mark Voss and wife Patsy, Kevin Voss and wife Kathy, Lisa West, Tiffany West, Weston West and Sabrina Decker and husband Chris; eleven great-grandchildren, Cherie Voss, Raven Voss, Jeffrey Voss, Sienna Voss, Hudson Decker, Sawyer Decker, Jaelynn West, Maesyn Voss, Tyler Rooffener, Kyle Rooffener and Kaitlyn Blair; a niece, Donna Kay Barbee; a nephew, Steelie Ray Barbee and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Lorna was raised in Coalmont, Indiana. After her marriage, they made their home in California. She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for several years. They lived in various states as her husband worked in construction. They retired to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1969. She worked at Wal-Mart in Camdenton for a number of years.

Lorna made a profession of faith and attended First Baptist Church of Camdenton as her health allowed. She was a member of the Camdenton Moose Lodge and enjoyed activities there.

In her spare time, she loved to go fishing and hunting. She enjoyed playing cards and going to the casino. She was a great cook. Most of all, she loved time spent with her family; especially her grandchildren.

She was a loving mother, grandmother 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 graveside funeral service and burial was held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, December 22, 2014 in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Edith.

Memorial donations may be made to Dogwood Animal Shelter 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.


Ellis L. Wilcox, 101
Ellis L. Wilcox, of Laurie, Missouri, passed away early Sunday morning, December 21, 2014 at Laurie Care Center, after a short period of ill health.

Ellis was born on July 23, 1913, in Princeton, Missouri, the son of Daniel A. Wilcox and Bertha (Bein) Wilcox.

In December of 1933, he was united in marriage to Ferrell Gannon and to this union four children were born. A son, Donald, died in infancy and a son, Earl Dean died in 1977 at the age of 37. Two daughters, Betty Lee and Patty Sue survive.

In June of 1957, he was united in marriage to Lorene Curtis; they were happily wed for over 57 years.

Ellis was a prominent farmer. He was associated with the A.S.C.S in Mercer County, Missouri for 20 years. He was also the Chairman of the Unionville Production Credit for 15 years.

Ellis had one of the best herds of Angus cows and feeder calves in Mercer County. He sold his farm in 1974 and moved out of the country and into town. Shortly thereafter, in 1980, Ellis and Lorene left Princeton and moved to Lake of the Ozarks, where they would stay.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Bertha Wilcox; step-son, Bill Allen Curtis; two brothers, Orda Wilcox and Eldon Wilcox; and one sister, Avanell Boxley.

Ellis is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lorene Wilcox of the home, daughters, Betty Lee Cox and her husband Amos of Kearney, Missouri, Patty Sue Neville and her husband Mickey of Columbia, Missouri; step-daughter, Nancy Coughenour and her husband Gary of Collins, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Joan Curtis of Omaha, Nebraska; along with a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at the West Lake Christian Church in Laurie, with Pastor Kelly Caldwell officiating.

Graveside services were held the following morning, Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at the Princeton Cemetery in Princeton, Missouri with Pastor Sean Hammond officiating.

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

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


Mary A. Moffitt, 88
Mary A. Moffitt, of Laurie, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014, at the Laurie Care Center. She was born December 8, 1926, in Owensboro, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Joe and Eunice (Oast) Little.

She was united in marriage to Willie E. Moffitt, who preceded her in death.

Mary attended the First Baptist Church in Sunrise Beach.

She is survived by her daughter, Terri Schenke and husband Douglas of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; her sons, Randall Moffitt and wife Val of Fort Collins, Colorado and Wayne Moffitt and wife Debbie of Golden, Colorado; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at a later date in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. 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 12-24-14

Daniel Alfred Needham, 72
Colonel Daniel Alfred Needham, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014, at his home in Lake Ozark, Missouri

He was born on November 18, 1941 in East St. Louis, Illinois, a son of Noble and Ida (Clore) Needham.

On March 2, 1992 in Lake Ozark Missouri, he was united in marriage to Kathy Willard who survives of the home.

Dan worked for the Missouri Water Patrol for fifteen years receiving the rank of Colonel. After working for the Water Patrol he worked for the Missouri Highway Safety Department for ten years where he rose to be the Director.

He loved his neighbors and his dog Skater.

Dan is survived by his wife Kathy, one daughter Angie Pember and husband Ron, of Tuscumbia, Missouri, and one brother, Gary Needham and wife Pamela, of Searcy, Arkansas.

He was also preceded in death by his parents Nobel and Ida Needham and one sister Shanna Needham.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

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.


Dennis Michael Hansen, 31
Dennis Michael Hansen, of Laurie, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014. He was born February 7, 1983, in Sedalia, Missouri, a son of Jerry and Tenessa (Evans) Hansen.

Dennis loved life and lived each day to the fullest. He enjoyed music and spending time with his family and friends. His greatest joy was his daughter, Baely. She meant the world to him and he loved her so much.

He is survived by his daughter, Baely Joelyn Hansen and her mother, Stevie Ammerman both of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; his mother and step-father, Tenessa and Jeff Rehmer of Gravois Mills, Missouri; his father, Jerry Hansen of Laurie, Missouri; sister, Julie Peck of Versailles, Missouri; step-sister, Chelcia Rehmer of Warrensburg, Missouri; grandparents, Charles and Phyllis Evans of Gravois Mills, Missouri; great-grandfather, Raymond Hansen of Sedalia, Missouri; step-grandfather, John Vieregg of Osage Beach, Missouri; uncles, Dean Evans and wife Donna of Gravois Mills, Missouri and Marty Hansen and wife Carol of Gravois Mills, Missouri; nephews, Charlie, Ben and Blake; several cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lois Vieregg, grandfather, Jerald Hansen; great-grandmother, Jennie M. Hansen; great-grandmother, Mable Harlan; great-grandparents, Charles P. and Mary Grace Evans and great-grandmother, Ellen Irene Evans.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 12, 2014, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel with Pastor Tim Rehmer officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Garber Memorial Estates Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Baely Hansen Education Fund established at Central Bank in Laurie. 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.


Judith Joan “Judy” Edwards, 76
Judith Joan “Judy” Edwards, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Capital Regional Medical Center in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Judy was born on September 14, 1938 in Joplin, Missouri the daughter of Floyd Buchanan and Allene (Cope) Buchanan.

She was united in marriage to Chuck Edwards on September 27, 1971 in Miami, Oklahoma.

Judy worked in a grocery store for most of her career, moving up the ladder, and filling many positions along the way.

She retired from the Retail Clerks Union so she and her husband Chuck could follow their dream of owning their own grocery store, so they opened Gravois Supermarket. She and Chuck owned and operate the store for many years.

Judy found a balance between her work at the store and her dedication to raising her eight children. She was a loving wife and a caring mother.

Judy loved the lake and being able to raise her children near the water. She was never afraid to try new things or to dive into a project, that attitude and determination served her well.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and by one son, Jimmy Rowe.

Judy is survived by her husband, Chuck Edwards of the home; three sons, Tommy Rowe, Bobby Rowe, and Danny Rowe; four daughters, Peggy Jewell, Rachelle Jackson, Rene Gelso, and Radonna Sheeley; one sister, Joy Kellner; along with 20 Grandchildren and 23 Great-Grandchildren that will forever miss her.

Funeral Services were held Monday, December 15, 2014, at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles, Missouri. Burial followed at Holst Cemetery in Gravois Mills, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church.

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

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


Jody Kay Black Hale, 37
Jody Kay Black Hale, of Tipton, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born July 5, 1977, in Morrison, Illinois, a daughter of Randy A. and Janet E. (Montgomery) Black.

She is survived by her mother and step-father, Janet and Timothy Hale of Barnett; her brother, T.J. Hale of Barnett and her sister, Misty Noble of Russellville. She was preceded in death by her sister, Amy Black Hale.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 16, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Dr. Todd Forman officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Huntington’s Disease Society of America. 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.


Glenda Marie Holmes, 41
Glenda Marie Holmes, of Stover, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014, at the Golden Age Living Center in Stover. She was born December 5, 1973, in Montana, a daughter of Bernard and Judy Freeburg.

Glenda was employed at the Golden Age Living Center in Stover as a dietary aide until she was no longer able due to her health.

She is survived by her son, Cody Hill of Stover; daughter, Cheyenne Hill of Stover; grandchildren, Ashton Baker and Gabby Hill; her father, Bernard Freeburg of Harlowton, Montana; her mother, Judy Pope of Helena, Montana; brothers, Jim Freeburg and Ed Freeburg both of Helena, Montana; her sister, Jo Bluefeather of Montana and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Glenda’s life will be held at a later date. 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.


Dianne Jean (VonSande) Jones, 68
Dianne Jean (VonSande) Jones was born April 25, 1946 in Blue Island, Illinois, the daughter of Larry and Ethel Zawodniak.

She left this world peacefully, with her three daughters by her side, on December 12, 2014, in her home in Macks Creek, Missouri at the age of 68.

In 1967, Dianne was united in marriage to Herman Lawrence VonSande. They were married 25 years. In 1972, they moved to Roach, Missouri where they built a farm and raised their five children. In 1988, she left the farm and continued her private housekeeping business.

Dianne was a Nascar enthusiast and liked traveling to the races. She enjoyed playing cards with her family and friends and rarely turned down a chance to go to the casino or out dancing. She always looked forward to camping trips with her children and grandchildren.

Her other hobbies included taking care of her yard and flower gardens, feeding and watching the birds, crocheting and making latch hook rugs. She loved her trips to the ocean with family, sitting for hours watching the dolphins. Her love for them could be seen in her large collection of dolphins.

Her greatest passions were her children and especially her grandchildren, always enjoying any time spent with them.

Dianne is survived by her sister, Linda Ripley of Washington, one brother, Al Zawodniak of Illinois, her Aunt Arlene Gabriel of Nevada, three daughters Tammi Owens and husband Robert of Macks Creek, Missouri, Sherri VonSande and Eddie Klingensmith of Macks Creek, Missouri, Angi Klug and husband Bobby of Montreal, Missouri, two sons, Lawrence VonSande and wife Stephanie of Roach, Missouri, Armond VonSande and wife Jodie of Osage Beach, nine grandchildren, Shane Green, Chris Cady, Bryttanee Owens, Natasha Ressler, Robert Klug, Collette and Cayden VonSande, Trinity and Brecken VonSande, and one great-grandchild, Michael Green.

Dianne was preceded in death by her parents and infant grandson, Baby Christopher Andrew Foust Cady.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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.


Michael David Watt, 65

Michael David Watt was born March 3, 1949 in Yakima, Washington the son of Addy and Edna Watt. He was the third child out of a family of ten children: Eunice, James, Mike, Terry, Jeff, Carl, Elizabeth, Suzanne, Pat and Ernie.

He passed away Monday, December 15, 2014.

He was preceded in death by His father, Addy; sister, Elizabeth; brothers, James, Terry, Jeff and Ernie.

He married Ruth Connie McGuire on March 11, 1967 in International Falls, Minnesota and was a father to Kim and Connie. His daughter Connie was also present to his homecoming.

He was a grandfather to Kim’s two sons, Jonathan and Curtis and to Connie’s three children, Brittany, Austin and Ivy Girl.

He was a great grandfather to four children, Nathanial, Tyler, Samuel and Nevaeh.

On February 10, 1978, Mike was reborn spiritually to his Savior Jesus Christ. He was a man of encouragement with a gentle spirit, his passion in life was to teach and disciple others for Christ.

Love ya, Mike, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa till the end of time.

A memorial service was held Friday, December 19, 2014 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to In Touch Ministries and left at the funeral home.

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

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

Published 12-17-14

Tommy R. Chaney, Sr., 61
Tommy R. Chaney, Sr., of Stover, Missouri, passed away on November, 30, 2014 at his home in Stover.

Tommy was born on February 8, 1953 in Wyandotte County, Kansas, the son of Noble Chaney, Sr. and Iona Lee (Lawson) Chaney.

He was an over the road trucker for most of his career. Tommy enjoyed cooking, motorcycles, and loved his family dearly.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Noble and Iona Chaney; his sister, Jean Carroll; and by his two brothers, Joe Chaney and Clarence Chaney.

He is survived by his son, Tommy Ray Chaney, Jr. of Denver, Colorado; daughter, Angela Kay Chaney also of Denver; his brother, Noble Chaney, Jr. of Stover; two sisters, Suzanne Murphy of Stover and Cynthalee Rains of Bolivar, Missouri; along with one grandchild.

A private celebration will be held at a later time.

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

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


Joseph J. Simonelli, 93
Joseph J. Simonelli, of Camdenton, passed away Monday, December 1, 2014, at the Laurie Care Center. He was born September 9, 1921, in Chicago, Illinois, a son of the late Adolph and Leodina (Bartalucci) Simonelli.

On February 14, 1942, in Chicago, he was united in marriage to Alice O’Connell, who preceded him in death on November 22, 2001.

Joe was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II, and was a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and was also a Prisoner of War.

Joe was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, the Knights of Columbus and was a life member of both the VFW Post 5923 in Camdenton and a life member of the American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 in Sunrise Beach.

In his spare time, he enjoyed wood carving, especially chip carving, baking and cooking. Joe was known for his delicious biscotti and was commonly known as, “The Cookie Man”.

He is survived by his son, Tom Simonelli and wife Mary of Londonderry, New Hampshire; his daughter, Penny Potter and husband Jim of Roach, Missouri; his daughter-in-law, Linda Simonelli of Bloomingdale, Illinois; grandchildren, Dan, Tim, Mike, Becca, Michelle and Adriana; fifteen great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sons, Joseph Simonelli, Jr. and Michael Simonelli and grandsons, Ken and David.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, December 5, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie with Father Patrick Dolan officiating. Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project. 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.


Clarence “Bub” Denton, 64

Clarence “Bub” Denton, of Laurie, Missouri, passed away Friday, November 28, 2014, at his home. He was born January 23, 1950, in Richmond, Missouri, a son of Simms and Jean (Bennett) Denton.

On April 13, 1969, in Independence, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Elaine (Fitzwater) Denton.

For thirty years, Bub was employed by Kerr Apple Orchard in Lexington, Missouri as a maintenance mechanic. Before his health failed, he spent nine years employed at Remington, a gunstock manufacturing company in Lexington.

Bub was an honorary member of the VFW Post in Lexington.

Upon retiring to the lake, he enjoyed spending time fishing.

In addition to his wife, Elaine, he is survived by his son, Bubby Denton and wife Kathy of Higginsville, Missouri; his granddaughters, Ciara and Madi Denton; his mother, Jean Denton of Richmond, Missouri; brothers, John Denton and Bobby Denton both of Richmond, Missouri; sisters, Brenda Haynes and husband Bill of Independence, Missouri, Betty Yaunt of Independence, Missouri, Ruth Ann Carr of Shawnee, Kansas and Joie Leonard and husband Steve of Shawnee, Kansas and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Simms Denton, a brother, Leroy Denton and a sister, Debbie Curtis.

A celebration of Bub’s life will be held at a later date in Lexington, Missouri. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lafayette County Cancer Coalition, P.O. Box 88, Higginsville, Missouri 64037.

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.


Alma Marie Hatch, 74
Alma Marie Hatch, of Versailles, Missouri, passed away early Friday morning, December 5, 2014 at the Golden Age Care Center in Stover, Missouri.

Marie was born on June 8, 1940 in Prairie City, Illinois, the daughter of Carl Hatch and June (McLaren) Hatch.

She retired after a long career with the Illinois Department of Mental Health. Marie was loved by her family and friends for having a loving and fun personality.

Those that knew Marie would attest that she was a devoted St. Louis Cardinals Fan, dog lover, and a skilled Yahtzee player.

Marie is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and June Hatch.

She is survived by her two sons, Jim Boyd and his wife Kat of Versailles, and John Boyd and his wife Cindy of Columbus Junction, Iowa; two sisters, Bev Onion and Caroline Hughes; along with six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Marie was a devoted mother and loving grandmother, she will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Marie’s life will be held in Abingdon, Illinois at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org

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

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


Thelma Barbara Davis LaMae, 87
Thelma Barbara Davis LaMae, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born in Frenchboro, Maine, on June 9, 1927. Her parents, both deceased, were Grandville and Violet Davis.

She lived her life as the youngest daughter of a boat builder and Eastern Star mother. Her parents owned eight cottages that were summer rentals for vacationers on Mt. Desert Island, Maine.

She resided in Bass Harbor, Maine on Grandville Street and had three sisters, Elizabeth, Theda and Marilyn, all now deceased.

She was a cosmetologist and went to Bangor, Maine Beauty Academy after graduating from Pemetic High School. She was a constant church and Eastern Star member for 50 years.

She married Charles Edward LaMae, who was stationed in Bangor, Maine, at the Air Force Base on June 11, 1949. Charles, who passed away in 2011, celebrated 65 years of marriage to Thelma, prior to his death.

Charles and Thelma had two daughters, the youngest, Robin Marie and the oldest, Susan Anita. They had four grandchildren, Cherish Anne Agabon, Brad Lush, Jr. (B.J.), Joshua Agabon and Robert Carrera and nine great-grandchildren.

Thelma was always busy and kindhearted; a great daughter, mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was not only a beautician, but packed fish at the infamous underwood factory in Bass Harbor, Maine.

She worked at JPL in Pasadena, California, for a time on NASA projects, became an Amway Representative and turned it into a successful business with Charlie after which they sold the business and built a lobster seafood restaurant in Bass Harbor, Maine, which they owned and operated for nearly twenty years before retiring.

Thelma loved old Doris Day movies, dancing, bingo, writing, watermelon, the boat, and her dogs, especially the last one, Muppy, who passed a couple of weeks prior to her death.

Charles and Thelma owned several homes, the last with Susan on Oak Street for nearly eighteen years, where Susan and Timothy, their beloved son-in-law, still reside. Sue and Tim have spent the last nine years caregiving for both Thelma and Charlie.

They remember how Thelma loved and cared about life, her neighbors and all the times shared at her church, especially her love for Pastor Diane. Thelma was finally able to see the new walkway and picket fence with swinging gates at her home. She was loved as she loved and will be ever so much missed.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 10, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Joe Lietzke 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.


Mary E. Silvey, 89
Mary E. Silvey, of Versailles, Missouri passed away on Saturday afternoon, December 6, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles.

She was born on May 9, 1925 in Versailles, Missouri, the daughter of Lee Morrison and Cora Mae (Ferguson) Morrison.

Mary was united in marriage to her late husband, William Ray Silvey on May 15, 1943 in Tuscumbia, Missouri. To this union four children were born.

She was a wonderful homemaker in every sense of the word. Mary was a loving mother and grandmother who raised her children to love the Lord. She was an active member of the First Assembly of God Church in Versailles; she loved the Lord and loved her church family.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Cora Morrison; by her husband William Ray Silvey; two brothers, J.W. Morrison and Armond Morrison; and by one sister, Mickie Newman.

She is survived by her two sons, Gary Silvey and his wife Erma of Versailles, and Terry Silvey of Versailles; two daughters, Sharon Donald and her husband Buck of Versailles, and Beverly Hunt and her husband Ron of Versailles; one brother, Mancil Morrison and his wife Rosemary of Versailles; and one sister, Pauline Cliff of St. Charles, Missouri; along with three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the First Assembly of God Church in Versailles with Pastor Roy Bennett officiating. Burial followed at the Versailles Cemetery.

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

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

Published 12-10-14

Nancy Lue (Moore) Reppert
Nancy Lue (Moore) Reppert died unexpectedly on November 26, 2014, at Millstone Marina in Gravois Mills, Missouri.

Nancy was preceded in death by her father, James Everett Moore and her mother, Iris (Moore) Fry and succeeded in death by her son, James E. Cassidy and family of Corinth, Texas and her daughter, Tracy (Cassidy) Woodell and family of Holts Summit, Missouri. She has two grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Nancy worked with the Boy Scouts of America for many years and was an active member of Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church in Laurie, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Boy Scouts of America or Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church. A memorial service was be held Sunday, December 7, 2014, at Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church, 305 N. Main Street; Laurie, Missouri.

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.


Jerry L. Howe, 74
Jerry L. Howe, of Versailles, Missouri, passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital on Friday, November 28, 2014 surrounded by his wife and children. Jerry was born on April 16, 1940 in Latham, Illinois to Robert and Ruth Howe.

He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Karmin for 55 years. They have two children, Jeffrey and his wife, Shelly and Sherry Cummins and her husband, Gary. He had 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Jerry and his wife were members of the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church. One of Jerry’s passions was taking care of the food for the children. Every Sunday he and his wife along with members from the church would go shop for food then distribute it to the children on Wednesday evenings during the summer.

Jerry served in the Air Force for 6 years. One of his favorite past times was going to the car races.

Jerry was a devoted, caring and loving husband and father and will be greatly missed.

A celebration of Jerry’s life was held Wednesday, December 3, at the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church with his grandson, Tom Dombrowski officiating.

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.


Randall Dewayne Roden, 41
Randall Dewayne Roden, of Versailles, Missouri, passed away on November 27, 2014, at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia.

Randall was loved by his family and friends for his loving and fun personality. He was a devoted Oklahoma Sooner football fan, enjoyed listening to really loud music and enjoyed being with his family.

He loved listening to his son play guitar and his endless facetime chats with his daughter.

He didn’t always let people in, but when he did, they were able to see the special, funny, intelligent person he was. He will be missed more than he could ever know.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Lori Roden; his daughter, Timber Roden of Columbia, Missouri; his son, Ryan Roden of Versailles, Missouri; his mother and step-father, Glenda and John Garceau of Gravois Mills, Missouri; two sisters, Delana Nolen of Gravois Mills, Missouri and Jennifer Schalski of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one brother, Jeremy Schalski of Fort Smith, Arkansas along with multiple nieces and nephews and numerous close friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Schalski; grandparents, Gary and Louise Schalski and Barton and Opal Roden; one uncle, Daryl Roden and his beloved pets, Gracie and Rosie.

A celebration of Randall’s life was held Saturday, December 6, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Friends of Animals Humane Society in Eldon, Missouri or to the American Diabetes 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.


Bobby Gene Bowman, 72
Bobby Gene Bowman, son of Allen C. Bowman and Eva V. Webster Bowman was born February 22, 1942 in Lebanon, Missouri. He passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Bob was saved and baptized in his early years at Goodwin Calvary Baptist Church and later joined First Baptist Church in Camdenton, Missouri.

Bob graduated from Stoutland High School with the class of 1960 and went on to complete his training at Toledo Ohio School of meat cutting.

He married his high school sweetheart Nathalis Kay Petterson November 9, 1963, and together they enjoyed 51 years of marriage.

In his younger years Bob worked at Parish Market and United Super Market in Camdenton. Later, he was co-owner of Dairy Sweet Drive-In in Camdenton and worked as an agent for Farm Bureau Insurance Company.

Prior to retiring, Bob owned and operated Country Bob’s Meat Market and Grocery in Camdenton for 15 years.

Bob enjoyed working on cars and boats, remodeling homes, managing and maintaining his rental properties, and traveling in his RV.

After retirement he would spend the winter months in Pass Christian, Mississippi, where he enjoyed boating on the Gulf of Mexico, and spending time with his friends at Wolf River Resort.

Bob was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be remembered fondly and missed greatly by those who knew and loved him.

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Kay, of the home; his son Michael Bowman and daughter, Sherrie Ann Bowman, both of Camdenton, Missouri; his sisters Helen Goodwin and Letha Claxton, both of Lebanon, Missouri; three grandchildren, Cody Wiles and wife, Becky, Shaylyn Marschke, and Dillon Marschke; his nieces, Jessie Murphy Edwards, Rhonda Burns and Kim Fowler; along with several other relatives and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents Allen and Eva Bowman; and his brother, Earl Bowman.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Funeral services will be Thursday, December 4, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, 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.


Joshua A. Berger, age, 29
Joshua A. Berger, age, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014 in Kaiser, Missouri.

Joshua was born August 3, 1990 in Osage Beach, Missouri, the son of Phil Berger and Susan Josef.

Joshua graduated form School of the Osage in 2009. He went on to work for his father in the family business, Phil’s Custom Canvas.

Joshua loved spending time in the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and hiking. Most of all, he loved his dog Molly.

Joshua is survived by his father Phil Berger and step-mother Kathy Bisges, of Lake Ozark, Missouri; his brothers Zack Berger of St. Louis, Missouri, and John Bisges, of Eldon, Missouri; his sister Sarah Bisges, of St. Louis, Missouri; his paternal grandfather, Henry Berger of Lake Ozark, Missouri; along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother Susan Berger.

Memorial services were held Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to S.T.A.F.F. Animal Shelter in Laurie, Missouri or Teen Challenge P.O. Box 213 High Ridge, MO 63049

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.


Dorothy Alice Heinz, 84
Dorothy Alice Heinz, passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon, November 29, 2014 at her home in Lake Ozark, MO. She was born January 11, 1930 in Evanston, IL to Oliver J Sherman and Theresa (Rolling) Sherman.

Dorothy grew up in Chicago, IL and moved to Morton Grove in 1947 with her parents and married John Henry Heinz at St. Martha’s Catholic Church in 1950. Dorothy and John retired and moved to their home in Lake Ozark, MO in 1990.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her sisters Betty Reifenberg and Jacqueline Hoffman.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, John Heinz, of Lake Ozark, MO, and her sisters Gerri Christiansen (Marty), Pat Jascot, and Linda Sorenson in Illinois, children and spouses, Kathy Bennett (Glenn), Tom Heinz (Dawn),Bill Heinz, Ted Heinz (Joan), Andy Heinz (Jacki), Barbara Weber, JoanBruns (David), Jane Fiore (Steve), Susan Boyd. Grandchildren include Mark Bennett (Tara), Laura Bennett, Andrea Marrinson (David), Amber Haitjama (Jan), Allison Heinz, Matthew Heinz, Christine Loomer (Aaron), Elizabeth Morris (Steve), John Heinz, Eileen Heinz, Dan Heinz, Jeanna Heinz, Andrew Heinz, Alex Heinz, Vicki Busse (Chad), Bob Weber, Stephanie Weber, Jennifer Weber, Barrett Bruns, Conner Bruns, Derek Bruns, Mike Fiore (Patty), Nick Fiore, Katie Heinz, Aaron Boyd, Christopher Boyd.

Great-Grandchildren include Cade Bennett, Jack Loomer, Camryn Morris, Allison Fiore, Adam Bennett, Haley Morris , Charlie Loomer, and Harper Bennett.

A Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church at 2411 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049

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 Shewmaker, 67
Robert Shewmaker, of Stover, Missouri, passed away on November 30, 2014 at Golden Age Living Center in Stover.

Robert was born on April 14, 1947 in Versailles, Missouri, the son of Leland Shewmaker and Helen (Caldwell) Shewmaker.

Robert’s passion was in his work as a stone mason and his work ethic was second to none. He was a “Jack of all trades”, enjoyed fishing, studying history, and most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Leland and Helen Shewmaker.

He is survived by his son, Shawn Shewmaker of Eldon; daughter, Sonseawray “Soni” Hunner and her husband Mike of Lake Ozark; brothers, A.J. Shewmaker of Cottage Grove, Oregon, David Shewmaker and his wife Carol, Roger Shewmaker and his wife Donna and Stan Shewmaker and his wife Angie all of Versailles; two sisters, Bonnie Moritz and her husband Dallas of Versailles, and Anita Chittum of Fulton; along with four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home Chapel in Versailles.

Burial followed at Versailles Cemetery.

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

Published 12-3-14
Leeta Frances Scott, 93
Leeta Frances Scott, of Tipton, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Tipton Oak Manor in Tipton.

Leeta was born on April 22, 1921 in Fortuna, Missouri the daughter of Elias Edward Mummert and Amy Forest (Ferguson) Mummert.

On March 27, 1947, Leeta was united in marriage to her late husband Robert “Bob” Scott.

Leeta was an avid reader, she loved horses and all the activities that come with the care and enjoyment of them and she enjoyed fishing with her husband Bob. She was passionate about her faith and was a member of the Fortuna United Methodist Church.

Anyone that knew Leeta would agree that she was a generous, kind hearted person and a great friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Amy Mummert; her husband Bob Scott; and her sisters, Bertha May Mummert, Edna Laurene Wilson, Ermal Alpha Mummert, Ethel Maud Mummert and Lula Van Miller; and her brother, Estel Dean Mummert.

She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins that will forever miss her.

Graveside service was held Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Tipton Masonic Cemetery in Tipton, with Pastor Richard Parker Officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Preferred Hospice, 1900 N. Providence Road Suite 311, Columbia, Missouri 65202

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

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


Sara J. Rutter, 66
Sara J. Rutter, of Laurie, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri. She was born February 2, 1948, in Abilene, Kansas, a daughter of the late Dale and Phyllis (Dentzer) Lanning.

On March 20, 1989, in Miami, Oklahoma, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, James D. Rutter.

Sara expressed her faith through the roots of the Hebrew religion.

In addition to her husband, James, she is survived by her children, Amy Isaacs and husband David of Abilene, Kansas, Eric Dockins and wife Jennifer of Abilene, Kansas, Rita Bennett and husband Todd of Laurie, Missouri, Christopher Dockins and wife Jill of Shawnee, Kansas, Chad Rutter and wife Kim of Abilene, Kansas and Pam Rutter of Abilene, Kansas; thirteen grandchildren; her brother, Michael Lanning of Oklahoma; her sister, Susan Mattingly of Abilene, Kansas and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Sara’s life will be held at a later date in Abilene, Kansas. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Dan Stone, 80
Dan Stone passed away on November 26, 2014, at Lake Regional Health System. He was 80 years old.

Dan was born July 9, 1934, in Stockton, California, the son of Jack D. Stone and Leona M. (Dye) Stone. During his high school years, Dan was a member of DeMolay, the Troubadours, the Boy Scouts, Key Club, and Vice President of the Student Body.

After high school, he attended and graduated in 1956 from College of Pacific, now called University of the Pacific. He was a member of the volleyball team, swim team, and cheerleading squad.

Dan was also very involved in his car club, called the “36 Club”, the CVAC (Central Valley Auto Club), and was a charter member of the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association).

After completing college, he was drafted into the Army, and stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. While there, he met and fell in love with Carol Wood, who was managing a military supply store in Waynesville, Missouri.

In 1956, after his service in the military ended, he returned to his home in California.
After many phone calls and letters, Dan invited Carol to meet his family and friends.

While in California, they became engaged, and were married December 1, 1956 in Waynesville. They returned to Stockton where they made their home for the next five years.

Dan worked for Union Oil Company, and Carol worked for a medical doctor. After spending the weekends exploring California and working together at the Kingdom Drag Strip, they decided it was time to start a family. Patricia Jane (Patti) was born on December 28, 1960.

After their first visit back to Missouri, Dan decided Missouri was where he wanted to raise his family. They settled in Waynesville for a short time where he accepted Christ as his personal savior and was baptized and joined the First Baptist Church.

Shortly thereafter, Dan was offered an agency with State Farm Insurance, and in May of 1963, Dan, Carol and Patti moved to Camdenton, Missouri. They welcomed Nancy Jo into the family on September 9, 1963. After 36 years, of what he considered the best job ever, he retired in 1999.

Through these years, Dan was a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Camdenton, a beloved teenage Sunday school teacher, a charter and active member of the Optimist Club, a charter member of the Lake Valley Country Club, and was very active in his community. He also served on various committees and boards.

Dan was a “self-admitted” bad golfer, but loved the game, and hanging out with his golfing buddies. He loved NASCAR Racing and Jeff Gordon, the San Francisco 49ers, the Missouri Tigers, fishing, hunting, reading, and working out at Lake Regional’s Cardiac Rehab, where the staff saved his life on multiple occasions!

Dan was loved by many, and will be remembered for his generosity, loyalty, honesty, and unconditional love for others. His smile, humor, positive attitude, kind heart, and gentle spirit, will stay with his family and friends forever.

Dan wanted to express his gratitude to all family members, many close friends, former policyholders and staff, his devoted doctors and nurses, the staff at Cardiac Rehab, and the staff at Wal-Mart Pharmacy in Camdenton.

Dan was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, and uncle. He was an only child with a small family and considered Carol’s family his own. He deeply loved each and every one of them.

Dan is survived by his wife and best friend of 58 years, Carol of the home, his two beloved daughters, Patti Stone, her husband Shannon Scrivner, and his two sons, Tyler and Dacodah of Raymore, Missouri, and Nancy Jo Stone of Camdenton; his niece Janita Hulett, her husband Ray, their sons Shane, his wife Marcy, and their children, Courtney Hulett, his wife Jessica, and their children, all of Camdenton. He is also survived by his nephew Allen Wood, his wife Brenda, and their daughter of Waynesville, Missouri, niece, Sarah Wood Terry, her husband Heath, and their son Samson, of Lebanon, Missouri, a sister-in-law, Lita Wood of Waynesville, Missouri, two cousins Len Harrington, of Woodbridge, California, and Jim Churchill of Hillsboro, Oregon, Helen Cliburn, Ken Cliburn, David Cliburn, Jon Cliburn, Ronda Knight, Barbara Heinrich, and their families.

Dan was preceded in death by his mother and father, Jack and Leona Stone, aunts, uncles, several cousins, Carol’s parents, Jesse and Dorothy Wood, brother-in-laws, J.D. Wood, his wife Nathalee, Samuel Joseph Wood, nephew James Cliburn, sister-in-law Juanita Wood Cliburn and husband B.H. Cliburn, and a grandnephew Samuel J. Terry.

It was Dan’s desire to not have a formal service, to be cremated, and remembered without too much sadness, but with joy that God has called him home.

Memorial contributions in Dan’s memory can be made to Lake Regional’s Cardiac Rehab, any charity of choice, or The Potter’s House in Camdenton where Dan was a member at the time of his death.

Condolences to the family can be sent to Hedges-Scott Funeral Home.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Proverb 3:5-6

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

Published 11-26-14
Kenneth Don Bias Sr., 74
Kenneth Don Bias Sr., of Lake Lotawana, MO, passed away November 7, 2014.

A memorial visitation was held Friday, November 14 at Park Lawn Funeral Home 8251 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, MO. Celebration of life services was held Saturday, November 15 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Kenneth was born at the family home, September 14, 1940, in Morgan County. He was an electronics inspector at Honeywell for many years.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; best friend and soul mate Diane Bias; one brother and one sister.

Survivors include his children, Cindy Stonum, Shelley Wilson, Kenneth Bias Jr., and his wife Hilary; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sharon Dout, Linda Hansen, Marion Hickey and one brother Neal Bias.

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 Lou Thompson, 85
Mary Lou Thompson, age 85, of Gravois Mills, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014, in Parkville, Missouri. She was born February 16, 1929, in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of the late Robert and Mary Louise (Brown) Anderson.

She was united in marriage to Glen Thompson, who preceded her in death on August 3, 2011.

She owned and operated Pat Mitchell Real Estate for 15 years.

Mary Lou was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie.

She is survived by her daughters, Diane Lawson of Kansas City, Missouri and Patricia King of Parkville, Missouri; grandchildren, Thomas Lawson and Heather Burlingame; six great-grandchildren; brother, Michael Vogt of Parkville, Missouri; sister, Susan Kimble of Liberty, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, John King, her brother, Robert Anderson and a grandson, Jeff King.

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


Sharon L. Rogers, 65

Sharon L. Rogers, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Sharon was born December 28, 1948 in Buffalo, Missouri, the daughter of Ray and Dorothy Louise (Russell) Eidson.

She was united in marriage February 14, 1985 in Camdenton, Missouri to Leonard (Junior) Rogers. They had shared 29 years of marriage at the time of her death.

Sharon owned and operated Spence’s Clothing Store in Camdenton for 12 years. She was a past Board member of the Camdenton Chamber of Commerce. Sharon loved going to the store everyday to meet and talk with her customers.

Sharon was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Sharon is survived by her husband Junior, of the home, two daughters, Tiffany Clary, of Camdenton, and Deanna Clausen and husband Steven, of Camdenton; four grandchildren, Brittany Shoemaker, T.J. Shoemaker, Jordan Clary, and Logan Clary; and one great grandson Kaleb Kaiser.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents Ray and Dorothy Eidson, one sister Linda Kay Eidson and one brother Robert Joseph Eidson.

Funeral Services were held Friday, November 14, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment will be in the Cross Timbers Cemetery, Cross Timbers, Missouri

Memorial donations are suggested to American Cancer Society.

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

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


Brooke M. Hunt, 23
Brooke M. Hunt, of Macks Creek, Missouri, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Brooke was born July 31, 1991 in Springfield, Missouri, the daughter of William Nyman and Michelle Wiseman.

Brooke graduated from Camdenton High School with the class of 2010. She was married to Brandon Hunt on May 18, 2013, and together they had one son, Lawson. Brooke was employed with John Farrell Real Estate in Osage Beach.

She was a full time student at Columbia College and on the Dean’s list for the last two years. She was in her final year of achieving her Bachelors Degree in Business.

Brooke was a loving wife, mother, daughter, granddaughter, and sister. She will be so missed by all who knew and loved her.

Brooke is survived by her husband, Brandon and four month old son, Lawson of the home; her parents, mother and father Michelle and Kevin Williams of Camdenton, her father Bill Nyman of Conway, Missouri; her maternal grandmother, Leona Lehar of Stockton, Missouri; maternal grandfather, Basil Wiseman of Camdenton, Missouri; paternal grandmother, Beth Marshall, of Elgin, Illinois; her brothers, Jessie Nyman and wife, Kelsey, of Lebanon, Missouri, Robert Nyman of Lebanon, Missouri; and Clyde Williams of Camdenton, Missouri; her step-sisters Brandy Williams of Camdenton, Missouri and Amanda Singleton of Lebanon, Missouri; her father and mother-in-law Alfred and Renee Hunt of Macks Creek, Missouri; her brother-in-law Blake Hunt of Macks Creek, Missouri; her sisters-in-law Brittany Stephens and Brooke Strohkirch and husband, Aaron, all of Camdenton, Missouri; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Brooke was a wonderful person, who had tons of family and friends and will be terribly missed.

Funeral Services were Friday, November 21, at 1:00 p.m. at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Macks Creek, Missouri.

Interment followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Macks Creek.

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.


Doris Jeanette Day, 77
Doris Jeanette Day, of Camdenton, Missouri passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 surrounded by her loving family at Osage Beach Health Care and Rehabiltation Center in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Jeanette was born on March 23, 1937 in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Harvey and Annie (Owens) Kilgor. She was united in marriage to Dudley Day on September 6, 1953. They shared 61 years of marriage and had three children. She was an amazing and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Jeanette is survived by her always devoted husband of 61 years Dudley of the home. Three children Karen Kahrs, Peggy Trinkle and her husband Greg, and Chris Day and his wife Julie.

Six grandchildren Brady and Addisyn Day, Andrea (Kahrs) Weiss and her husband Chris, Dustin Trinkle and his wife Lindsay, Joshua Trinkle and his wife Meranda, and Kellianne (Trinkle) Redus and her husband Darrell.

Four great-grandchildren Emma Weiss, Luke Trinkle, Isabella Trinkle and Cameron Redus. Two sisters Violet Paxton of Oregon, Missouri and Marie Northern of Kansas City, Kansas.

She is also survived by a host of other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Harvey and Annie Kilgor, one brother William Francis Kilgor, and one son-in-law John Kahrs.

Jeanette was a devoted, amazing, caring and loving individual who was there for anyone in need. She loved the game of golf and played avidly by Dudley’s side. She loved spending time with her family and always had a smile on her face. She will be missed greatly.

A memorial service was held Saturday, November 22 at the Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers the family wish is for donations to be made to the Osage Beach Health Care Christmas for Residents in Jeanette and Dudley’s name. This was Jeanette’s favorite time of the year. She always tried to make it bigger and better for everyone.
Hedges-Scott Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri assisted her family in their final arrangements.

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.

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Tom Porter, 87
Tom Porter, of Sunrise Beach passed away on November 13, 2014, at Lake Regional Hospital after a short illness. Tom was born October 31, 1927 at Bethany Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas to Claude and Nancy Pearle (Thedick) Porter.

He moved from Kansas City to Sunrise Beach in 1954, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was a custom home builder for more than 40 years working on properties throughout the lake area.

Tom was a veteran of World War II in which he served in the U.S. Navy as an aerographer’s mate stationed at Kaneohe Naval Air station in Hawaii.

Tom was very involved in his church, Kent Memorial Lutheran, where he served in numerous capacities throughout his life.

He was also involved in his community as part of the Boy Scouts, Lions, Elks and American Legion as well as being one of the first Emergency Medical Technicians serving as a volunteer for the first Sunrise Beach volunteer ambulance service.

One of Tom’s passions was education. Tom served on the Camdenton R-III School Board for 27 years from 1960-1987 serving the last 12 as Board President.

His tenure on the Board made him the longest serving Board member in Camdenton R-III history and one of the longest serving board members ever in the State of Missouri.

In the later years of his life, Tom volunteered with pre-school students at Hurricane Deck Elementary School sharing his life’s experiences with a new generation of youth.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Marge Porter and his wife of 20 years, Jackie Porter as well as his granddaughter Carla Sitze Rodriguez.

He is survived by his sister Mary Stanton (Bernard) of Kansas City, his daughter Cynthia Howard (Chuck) of Kansas City, his son Barney Porter of Sunrise Beach and his son David Porter (Lydia) of Kansas City.

He is also survived by ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Private family services will be held. 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.


Wally Dale Walters, 64
Wally Dale Walters, of Camdenton, Missouri passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

He was born February 10, 1950 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the son of Orville R. Walters and Catherine M. Skinner.

Wally worked for Phillips McElyea Carpenter & Welch Law Office, and had his own landscaping business. Wally was blessed with incredible musical talent and played drums and sang in numerous bands that toured the United States and Canada.

He had artistic abilities with amazing attention to detail. Music and art were his lifelong passions and he used them to share the Word of God.

Wally was a very giving person with an infectious smile and laugh. His cheerful personality moved people deeply. Wally knew no strangers. He cared for everyone like family.

Wally is survived by his wife of 23 years, Pamela Walters of Camdenton; son alex Walters and wife, Kyle, of Owensville; daughters, Heidi Vanvactor and husband, Alex, of Mexico, and Amber Weber and husband, Matt, of Union; grandsons, Dallas Kampfe, Aidan Walters, and Andrew Vanvactor; granddaughters, Kristen Kampfe, Isabella Weber, Grace Weber and Adelyn Walters; brothers, Robert, Edward, Gary, Michael, and Matthew Walters; sister, Gladys Trask; several nephews and nieces, and great-grandfather to be.

Wally fought the good fight, he kept the faith, he won the race!

A Celebration of Life was held Friday, November 7, 2014 at Calvary Chapel in Osage Beach.

Inurnment was at Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to Calvary Chapel In Memory of Wally Walters.

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.


Barbara Ann Curlis, 64
Barbara Ann Curlis, lost her fight with cancer on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at her home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Barbara was born February 21, 1950 in Coffeyville, Kansas. She is the fourth daughter of Vincent H and Betty Louise Curlis of Liberty, Kansas.

Barbara was raised in Liberty, Kansas where she attended Liberty Elementary School. She then proceeded to graduate from Field Kinley High School in Coffeyville, Kansas.

After high school she married Dan Denny Sr. but was widowed six short months later. She later met Junior Dale Gregory and was married in Lebanon, Missouri.

Dale Gregory adopted her son Daniel and they moved to Camdenton, Missouri. While living in Camdenton they went on to have two more sons, Jerry and Ben, and a daughter, Carol.

She devoted her life to raising her family. After spending many years as a homemaker, she rejoined the workforce in the title insurance line of work. Barbara enjoyed sewing, crocheting and loved anything crafty.

She was an animal and music lover and always had a cat sitting on her lap. Barbara later became a member of New Beginnings Church in Camdenton.

Barbara enjoyed spending time with her 4 kids, 15 grandkids and 4 great grandkids. She was a very crafty, loving and kind person. No matter what she was doing she always had a smile on her face.

Barbara was one of the most caring special people to ever step into our lives. Barbara was most definitely one of a kind. She opened her arms and accepted everyone as part of her family. She was always there for everyone. She was a shoulder to cry on, someone to laugh with and an amazing human being.

We love and miss you mom, grandma and great grandma.

Memorial services were held Friday, November 7, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home,
Camdenton, Missouri.

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

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

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


Wilma V. Hickam, 94
Wilma V. Hickam passed away on November 4, 2014 at the Good Shepard Care Center in Versailles, MO.

Wilma was born November 19, 1919 in the Locus Creek area, south of Versailles MO, the oldest child of Harley and Blanche Palms Marriott.

On August 20, 1938, she was united in marriage with Truman Hickam who preceded her in death on November 6, 2002.

Wilma had to quit school to go to work to help support her family. She always regretted not having a high school diploma, so in 1970, at age 51, she attended classes and proudly obtained her GED.

Wilma was an expert seamstress and worked during WWII as a double machine needle operator, sewing tents and uniforms for servicemen. She also sewed custom fitted garments for many women in the Versailles area as well as once outfitting an entire wedding party with her creations.

She loved flower gardening and was also an avid crafter, who won many ribbons at the fair with her crafts. She sold Avon and was an Avon team leader for many years.

After retirement, Wilma spent 16 years with her husband in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas, where she remained active playing cards, shuffleboard and games, including winning first place in dominos in the South Texas Senior Olympics, a trophy which she proudly displayed.

Wilma was a devout Christian who dearly loved her church family. She was currently a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Versailles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers (Loren, Pete and Clayton) and two sisters (Viva and Lorene). She is survived by two children, Susan Scholl and husband Roy, Oklahoma City, OK, Bob Hickam and wife Tammy, Kansas City, MO, three grandchildren, Kevin Scholl and wife Heather, Austin, TX, Craig Scholl and wife Christy, Jacksonville, FL, C.J. Hickam and wife Christina, Sunrise Beach, MO, four great grandchildren, Alec, Ashley, Christopher and Catrina, and sister Bonnie Dutcher and husband Mike, Jefferson City, MO.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

Wilma was laid to rest beside her husband at the Versailles Cemetery following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church in Versailles.

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


Mary K. VanEvery, 76
Mary K. VanEvery, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away on November 3, 2014 at Lake Regional Health Center in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Mary was born on October 4, 1938 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Jack Upton and Catherine (Oswald) Upton.

Anyone that knew Mary knew that she was a “take charge” kind of person. That was a beneficial attribute when she and her late husband Glenn had an integral role in starting the Elks Lodge in Laurie.

She kept a close eye on her neighborhood and this led to her being called “The Sheriff”; a title that she gladly accepted. All joking aside, her neighbors were glad to have someone to watch over things so well.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and by her husband Glenn.

Mary is survived by her daughter; Kathy Miller and her husband Nick of Sunrise Beach, and by one grandson; Seth Miller of Sunrise Beach.

A private burial will take place at a later time.

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

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

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