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 10-3-18

Bobby Gene Clines, Jr., 52
Bobby Gene Clines, Jr., of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018 in his home. He was born June 12, 1966 in Prescott, Arizona, a son of Bobby Gene Clines, Sr. and Barbara Darlene (Powell) Clines.

Survivors include his daughter, Tiffany Bopp and husband Kyle; a granddaughter, Nevaeh Bopp; his mother, Barbara Newkirk and husband Jim; a sister, Helen Nash and husband Lyman Moore; nieces, Jennifer Buckingham and husband Michael and Heather Woolery and husband Jody and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Clines; a brother-in-law, John Nash and his grandparents.

Bobby served his country proudly in the United States Navy during Operation Desert Storm. He worked as a diesel mechanic for the U.S. Navy and United Engines in Tulsa, Oklahoma before opening Clines Diesel and Auto. He attended Family Worship Center in Versailles.

He loved the outdoors, especially time spent riding his motorcycle. Family was very important to him; he enjoyed spending time with his nieces, great-nieces, great-nephews and his granddaughter.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 5, 2018 at Versailles Cemetery. To honor Bobby, the family asks those attending to wear bright colors or Harley Davidson gear.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Roger Carson Carroll, Jr., 56
Roger Carson Carroll, Jr., of Versailles, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2018 in SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, Jefferson City, Missouri. He was born March 13, 1962 in Columbia, Missouri, a son of Roger Carson Carroll, Sr. and Donna Elaine (White) Carroll.

On May 13, 2011 in California, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Amy Sue Wilson.

He was preceded in death by his father and a nephew, Anthony “Tony” Townlain.

Survivors include his wife, Amy of the home; two sons, Nathen Carroll and wife Kathy of Portsmouth, Ohio and T.J. Carroll of Boonville, Missouri; a step-son, Nathan Howser of Versailles, Missouri; his mother, Donna E. White of Versailles, Missouri; three sisters, Jeanelle Carroll of Eldon, Missouri, Julia Peeper and husband Joe of Williamsburg, Missouri and Jolita Welch and husband Ed of Lincoln, Missouri; three step-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

R.C. was raised in the Bunceton, Missouri area and served his country proudly in the United States Army National Guard. He lived in central Missouri most of his life where he worked as a mechanic, a truck driver, drove a school bus and most recently worked for Puzzle Pieces in Sedalia.

In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking. He was an avid bowler and bowled often at California Lanes.

A private graveside service with military honors was held in Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Vincil Aeschbacher, 76
Vincil Aeschbacher, of Fortuna, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at his home. He was born November 3, 1941, in Moniteau County, a son of the late Earl Monroe and Alice (Baumgartner) Aeschbacher.

On September 23, 1967, at the Versailles First Assembly of God Church, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Sharon (Kreiling) Aeschbacher.

Vincil spent many years managing operations of his dairy farm. Later years led him to be employed at Gates Corporation in Versailles until his retirement.

He enjoyed fishing, farming, repairing anything his children asked of him and spending time with his grandchildren. He especially loved attending their sporting events or dropping a line in the water with them.

Vincil was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church.

In addition to his wife Sharon, of fifty-one years, he is survived by his children, Bruce Aeschbacher and wife Tara of Versailles and Pam Colvin and husband Mike of Fortuna; grandchildren, Hailey Colvin, Caleb Sousley, Addison Colvin, Spencer Aeschbacher and Gracen Colvin; brother, Ken Aeschbacher and wife Shirley of Versailles; sisters, Doris Whittaker and husband Jim of Pleasant Hill, Oregon and Barbara Burke of Kansas City, Missouri; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister and sister, Carolyn Sue Crocker.

A celebration of Vincil’s life was held Saturday, September 29, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Phil Kreiling officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Missouri 4-H Foundation toward the establishment of a local scholarship.

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.


Beverly Bradfield, 81
On Sunday morning, September 16, 2018, Beverly “Anne” Lovett Bradfield passed away at the age of 81 peacefully in her home in Osage Beach, MO, overlooking her favorite view of the Lake of the Ozarks from her balcony glass doors.

She was surrounded by her two daughters, Mary Anne Bradfield (Alexandria, VA) and Georgeanna Aldy, and son-in-law, Jeff Aldy (Osage Beach) at the time of her passing.

Born in Altus, Oklahoma, to J.D. and Ethel (nee Crider) Lovett, Anne made many lifelong friends as she grew up and graduated from Altus High School in the class of 1955.

After marrying George M. Bradfield, Anne transferred to Norman, OK, where she raised their two daughters and continued to build a strong network of friends. Many of her daughters’ friends over the years came to think of Anne as their beloved second Mom, and she cared equally about them, celebrating their joys, listening to their trials and tribulations, and offering them her wisdom when it was sought.

In the early 1980s, Anne transferred to St. Louis, Missouri with AT&T where she continued to work until she took early retirement after 31 years on December 31, 1990.

She continued to grow her circle of dear friends who loved and cared about her deeply. She always welcomed them with open arms, and there was no time better spent than an evening on her deck or in her home chatting and laughing.

An energetic, capable and reliable professional, Anne was quickly snatched-up by Anheuser-Busch International until retiring for the second time about 2009.

In 2015, Anne moved to Osage Beach to be closer to her youngest daughter and her husband where she loved her view of the Lake of the Ozarks and spending time with family and friends.

She was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi Social Sorority in both Norman, OK and Osage Beach, MO where she lived daily seeking only the good, only the true and only the beautiful.

Anne made her family and friends her top priority. They loved her in return and sought her company.

Anne is survived by her daughters, Mary Anne Bradfield and Georgeanna “Georgie” Bradfield Aldy as well as her son-in-law Jeff Aldy, and her former husband, George Bradfield of Norman, OK.

Also surviving her are her cousins: Mack Ashley (Jackie) of Gulf Breeze, FL.; Lea Ann Ashley of Moore, OK; Susan Moser (Dan) of Oklahoma City, OK; Morris Lovett (Terry) of Washington, OK; Paula McAlister (Jerry) of Moore, OK; Vickie Panza (Mike) of San Antonio, TX; Joe Collier of San Antonio, TX; Donnie and Bev Pitts of St. Louis, MO; Linda and Mike Sheridan of New Braunfels, TX.

Nieces and nephews, too numerous to list, have also been left behind to continue to her work of spreading love and affection on earth.

Celebration of life memorials were held in Osage Beach, MO on September 30, and others will be held in St. Louis, MO the weekend of October 12 and Norman, OK October 28, 2018 with details to be announced.

Anne will be laid to rest in Sunset Memorial Cemetery Memory Garden for those who wish to continue to visit her after the memorials.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Helping Hands, P.O. Box 1141, Camdenton, MO 65020 or Dentists for the Disabled and Elderly (D-Dent) 3000 United Founders Blvd., Suite 122, OKC, OK 73112.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

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

 

Published 9-26-18

Thelma Lorraine West, 87
Thelma Lorraine West, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away on September 16, 2018. She was born November 8, 1930 in Glenwood, Iowa; the daughter of Hobart Sylvester and Mary Pearl (Roberts) Adams.

On September 10, 1948, in Linn Creek, Missouri, Thelma was united in marriage to Leon West. They shared 58 loving years together before Leon passed on December 2, 2006.

Thelma was a loving mother who encouraged her children to do their best. She hand made a quilt for each of her children; thus, leading to two of her daughters being quilters.

She instilled a love of reading and music which has been passed down now to the third generation. Her great-grandchildren still enjoyed sitting on her lap to hear a story read to them. Her greatest joy was her family and spending time with them. Leon and Thelma loved spending their winters in Florida.

Thelma is survived by her children: James West of Bradenton, FL, and wife, Maureen; Karen West of Camdenton, MO; Kathy Blankenbeker of Macks Creek, MO, and husband, John; Alan West of Camdenton, MO, and wife, Marcia; Vickie Stonitsch of Naples, FL, and husband, David; and Jerry (J. C.) West of Columbia, Missouri.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Amy and Colin West, Shawn Galinski, Misti Galinski Ernst, Hilary West Kirksche, Slater West, Jessica Stonitsch Schwessinger, Lindsay Stonitsch Imbese, Danielle and Kayla West, Karl and B.J. Blankenbeker.

She had 21 great-grandchildren. Her sister, Joyce Dougan, also survives her along with numerous other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Hobart and Pearl Adams; her stepmother, Flossie Sousley; her husband, Leon West; her daughter-in-law, Susan Rudi West; Carissa Lorraine Stonitsch and another granddaughter; and her sisters, Verba Carnes and Maxine DeVolld.

Graveside services were held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Hedges Cemetery, Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.


Phyllis B. Westbrook, 83
Phyllis B. Westbrook, of Camdenton, Missouri passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Lakeside Meadows, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Phyllis was born on April 8, 1935 in East St. Louis, Illinois. She was the daughter of Harold and Ardell (Wedel) Byron.

On December 11, 1982 in St. Louis, Missouri, Phyllis was united in marriage to David Westbrook. Together they shared 28 years of marriage at the time of his death on April 12, 2010.

Phyllis and her husband owned and operated Scotty’s Restaurant in Camdenton, Missouri for several years. She had a love for drawing and all types of art. Phyllis enjoyed attending church with her husband David. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family whenever she could.

Phyllis is survived by her sons, Edward Sneed (Kathy) of St. Clair, Missouri, Bert Westbrook (Lisa) of Lake Ozark, Missouri, Terry Clouse of Trumann, Arkansas, David Westbrook of Camdenton, Missouri and Daren Westbrook of O’Fallon, Missouri; her daughters Eloise Paulsen (Kerry) of Macks Creek, Missouri, Kathy Dunn of Trumann, Arkansas, and Deana Kays (Bill) of Camdenton, Missouri; seventeen grandchildren and two great grandchildren; along with many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Westbrook, her parents Harold and Ardell Byron, her brother Richard and son in law, Dean Dunn.

Services were held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment was held at Hedges Cemetery, Camdenton, Missouri.
Memorials are suggested to the family.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

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

Lois Jean Yandell, 76
Lois Jean Yandell, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City. She was born June 22, 1942, in Nodaway County, Missouri, a daughter of the late John M. and Elsie F. (Hardy) Harbin.

She enjoyed sewing and making quilts. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jean was a member of the Family Worship Center in Versailles.

She is survived by her children, Doyle Yandell and significant other Barbara Yandell of North Charleston, South Carolina, Karen Friday and significant other Ken Smith of Lincoln, Nebraska, Traci Heinrichs and husband Jimmy of Agency, Missouri and Heather Russell of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandchildren, Kevin Gladman and wife Amber, Cody Gladman and wife Erica, Nikita Gladman, McKenna Baker, Brian Kirk and wife Ashley, Tamara Kirk, Devin Kirk and wife Lindsay, Scott Kirk and wife Victoria, MaKayla Snider and husband Josh, Corde Honea, Sierra McKimmy and husband Jacob, Tanaya Russell and Dakota Yandell-Russell; several great-grandchildren; her sister, Georgia Robinson of Versailles, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by twelve siblings and a grandson, Gregory Gladman.

A private family graveside service and interment was held in the Versailles Cemetery.

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


Clifford (Cliff) Ray Howard, 77
Clifford (Cliff) Ray Howard, of Stover, MO passed away Friday, September 14, 2018. He was born in 1941, in Kansas City, MO the son of the late Clifford Howard and Geraldine “Jerry” (Wyatt) Humphreys.

Cliff graduated from Turner High School in KC, KS. He worked in sales management for Wonder Bread and Manor Bread for 39 years until his retirement. He was currently the owner of Skippers Bar & Grille in Stover for the last 10 yrs.

Cliff is survived by his sons, Keith Howard (Kim) and Mike Howard; his daughters, Kerri Hammons (Craig) and Vicki Taylor (Brian); seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild and many friends.

A celebration of Cliff’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.

Louise Sidebottom, 85
Louise Sidebottom, of Osceola, Missouri, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. She was born November 8, 1932, in Barnett, Missouri, a daughter of the late Oliver and Irene Bell (Hess) Calton.

On October 18, 1951, she was united in marriage to Vencil Davis Sidebottom, who preceded her in death on February 26, 2012.

Louise worked for the Shawnee Mission School District food services for many years until her retirement as head baker at Shawnee Mission South.

Time spent outdoors was her favorite, especially when she was gardening and tending to her flowers. Most importantly, she loved her family and treasured the time she spent with them.

Louise was a member of the Overland Park First Assembly of God Church and also the Osceola First Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by her sons, Stanley Sidebottom of the home, Jeremy Sidebottom and wife Kristy of Coweta, Oklahoma and Scott Sidebottom and wife Mindy of Overland Park, Kansas; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her sister, Barbara Meeker and husband Glen of Olathe, Kansas and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Ryther and her sisters, Marie Williams, Donna Hardwick and Dora Merriott.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 19, at the Versailles First Assembly of God Church with Pastor Danny Fergerson 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.

Lester M. Clark, 89
Lester M. Clark, of Laurie, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018, at the Laurie Care Center. He was born March 20, 1929, the son of the late Harvey and Alma Aleen (Arnold) Clark.

On June 4, 1960, in Kansas City, Missouri, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Shirley (Sullivan) Clark.

Lester was a United States Army veteran having served in the Korean Conflict where he was awarded a Purple Heart.

Lester was employed at Consolidated Freightways in Kansas City as a mechanic, retiring after forty-two years of service. Most recently, he worked at AOK RV Sales and Service in Laurie as a salesman for many years.

He was an active member of Kent Memorial Lutheran Church in Sunrise Beach, member of the Osage Community Elks Lodge 2705 in Laurie and the American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 in Sunrise Beach.

Lester enjoyed spending time in his shop woodworking. He crafted various pieces of furniture and pool tables for many over the years.

In addition to his wife, Shirley, he is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy Kelly of Kansas City, Kansas, Lila Price of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Frank Sullivan of Stockton, Missouri, Don Sullivan of Jacksonville, Florida and David Sullivan of Chicago, Illinois and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lena Mae.

Lester was loved by many and will be truly missed by those who were fortunate enough to know him.

Funeral services were held Thursday, September 20, at the Kent Memorial Lutheran Church in Sunrise Beach with Pastor Carl R. Gauck officiating.

Entombment will be held at a later date in the columbarium at the church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kent Memorial Lutheran Church, 184 Sunset Hill Drive, Sunrise Beach, Missouri 65079. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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

 

Published 9-19-18

Vicki Marie Wharton, 69
Vicki Marie Wharton, the daughter of Alva and Alene (Schuling) Koontz, was born on October 27, 1948, in Des Moines, Iowa. She passed away at her home at the Lake of the Ozarks, near Laurie, Missouri, in the loving care of her son Chad Roby and his wife Chelo, on September 6, 2018, at the age of 69 years, 10 months and 10 days.

Vicki was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jerry Eugene Wharton; her parents and niece Lyn McKeehan.

Vicki is survived by sons, Chad Roby (Chelo), of Sanford, Florida, and Travis Wharton, of Las Animas, Colorado; sisters Terri Vanderheiden and Laurie Kaufman, brothers Tim Koontz (Joyce), Dexter Koontz (Ginger), and Ron Koontz (Betty); and five grandchildren, Cecily Crowley (Roby), Cierra Roby, Caitlin Roby, Madison Wharton and Kaeden Wharton, and great-grandson Waylon Crowley; and a number of nieces and nephews.

There are no services planned at this time. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.


Newton E. “Pete” Jones, 83
Newton E. “Pete” Jones, of Versailles, passed away Monday, September 10, 2018, at his home. He was born December 18, 1934, in Morgan County, a son of the late Edgar E. and Blanch O. (Silvey) Jones.

On October 7, 1954, in Morgan County, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Luella L. (Woods) Jones.

Pete drove a concrete truck for Harry Hardin and Fischer’s Concrete for thirty years until his retirement. He enjoyed spending his retirement cattle farming, hunting and fishing. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and treasured the time he spent with them.

Pete was a member of the Ritchie Baptist Church near Versailles.

In addition to his wife, Luella, he is survived by his children, Gary Jones and wife Leah of Versailles, Missouri, Eddie Jones and husband Jim Clement of Ft. Myers, Florida, Teresa Capps of Lake Ozark, Missouri and Brenda Bright of Versailles, Missouri; grandsons, Joshua Pasewark and wife Danielle, Kyle Pasewark and wife Carissa, Jared Bright and wife Christen, Matthew Jones, Brandon Bright and wife Kirstin, Brent Jones and wife Errin and Cody Ray Jones; twelve great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; special friend, Joanie Jones of Stover, Missouri; cousins, Oma Naylor of Versailles, Missouri and Charlene Harris of St. Joseph, Missouri and several nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Junior Eugene Jones and John E. Jones and a great-grandson, Drake Thomas Bright.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 14, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Robert Ross 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.

Published 9-12-18

Michael Dean Walker, 71
Michael “Mike” Dean Walker, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Mike was born on November 7, 1946 in Marshalltown, Iowa. He was the son of Clarence and Gayle (Sage) Walker.

On October 13, 1990, Mike was united in marriage to Brenda Stark at Tuscumbia, Missouri. They shared nearly 27 years of marriage together at the time of his death.

Mikes love for his family was far and above the greatest and most important thing in his life. Mike owned and operated Mike’s Hilltop in Tuscumbia, Missouri for 30 years and later Kaiser Country Convenience Store in Kaiser, Missouri.

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. Mike was an active member of the local Trap Shooting Association as well.

He was known for being a race car fan and he had a love for both Nascar and Drag Racing. Mike enjoyed working on cars of all kinds and raced hobby stock cars in his spare time.

In his younger days, Mike was involved in drag racing and broke records in several locations.

Mike also had a passion for flying and owned his own plane.

Mike is survived by his loving wife Brenda, of the home; his son Jason Walker of Rocky Mount, Missouri and step son Preston Duncan (Misty) of Iberia, Missouri; his daughter Michelle Elder (Matthew) of Waterloo, Iowa and step daughters Tiffany Ash of Lake Ozark, Missouri and Heather Tomson (Jeffrey) of Eugene, Missouri; brother Bob Walker (Cathy) of Mason City, Iowa; sisters Evelyn Block (Gene) of Lancaster, Wisconsin, Betty Koschmeder (Fred) of Riceville, Iowa, Kathy Burrs (Scott) of Britt, Iowa and Nancy Dobbs (Jack) of Kansas City, Missouri; sixteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Gayle Walker.

Memorial donations are suggested to American Cancer Society.

Services were held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Interment was at Rodden Cemetery, Brumley, Missouri.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

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


Dallas J. Owens, 71
Dallas J. Owens, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away with his family by his side at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, on Monday, August 20, 2018.

Dallas was born on April 18, 1947 in Sydney, Australia. He was the son of Eddie and Kathleen May (Cusack) Margossian. He is the first of three sons, Dallas, Edward (Ed), and Larry Owens.

Dallas married Glenda; together they had a son Patrick Owens. Dallas married Thip; together they had three daughters, Dena, Jessica and Kristina.

Dallas, Ed, and Larry were raised in Nodaway County, Missouri by their Aunt Velma (Owens) Hartman and Uncle Ernest (Tuffy) Hartman.

He joined the army when he was 16 years old with the permission of his father, a war hero, whom he looked up to.

Dallas is a Vietnam war veteran and served in the National Guard after the war. After returning from Vietnam, Dallas became an electrician.

After working at the St. Joseph Light and Power, Dallas eventually came to work overseas for the Aramco Oil Company in Saudi Arabia as an electrical engineer for 22 years. When Dallas retired from Aramco, he moved to the Lake of the Ozarks where he enjoyed boating and fishing.

Dallas was a Mustang enthusiast, he loved driving his Bullitt Mustang and going to Mustang car shows. Dallas had a passion for classic cars. He also loved his Hogs, Harley Davidson motorcycles, and dreamed of riding around the country.

Dallas loved to travel to Europe and Asia. He had a kind heart and loved animals.

Dallas was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Everyone who met him loved him because he was kind and friendly. He battled kidney failure and cancer. He never wanted his family and friends to worry and always wanted people to live their lives to the fullest.

He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 34 years, Thip (Philkulpuang) Owens, of Osage Beach; his son Patrick and grandchild Shay; son Kriangsak and grandchild Kaiden; daughter Dena and son-in-law Ryan and two grandchildren Xavier and Jasmine; daughter Jessica; daughter Kristina; brother Edward and sister-in-law Gail and nieces Gina and Jeny and grandnieces Alexis, Madelyn and great grandniece Stella Rose; brother Larry and nieces Andrea and Noel and nephew Casey and grandniece Ivy and grandnephews Lucas and Hunter.

Dallas was preceded in death by his father Eddie Owens and mother Kathleen May (Cusack) Margossian; Aunt Velma (Owens) Hartman and Uncle Ernest (Tuffy) Hartman.

A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.


George W. Edgar, 80
George W. Edgar, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born August 10, 1938, in Cuba, Missouri, a son of the late Ural and Lena (Bland) Edgar.

On December 25, 1963, in Versailles, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Wanda J. (Collins) Edgar.

George was employed at Versailles Metal Supply working alongside Wayne Foster until his retirement after forty years.

He enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing and hunting.

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

In addition to his wife, Wanda of fifty-four years, he is survived by his children, Mike Edgar and wife Sherie and Robert Edgar and wife Renee all of Versailles, Missouri and Teresa Edgar and boyfriend Jeff Groves of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald Edgar and wife Ina of Versailles, Missouri, David Edgar and wife Susie of Versailles, Missouri, Earl Edgar and wife Jill of Versailles, Missouri and Timmy Edgar of Lamar, Missouri; sisters, Mabel Weicken and husband Raymond of Versailles, Missouri, Naomi Miller and husband Rick of Otterville, Missouri, Sandra Davenport and husband Harold of High Point, Missouri and Fernie Brown and husband Kenneth of California, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Johnny Edgar, Paul Edgar and Jimmy Edgar and his sister, Nancy Edgar.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 7, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor John Fransisco officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Versailles First Assembly of God Church. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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

Published 9-5-18

Ellarae “Ella” Deann Baker, 5
Ellarae “Ella” Deann Baker, of Stover, passed away on August 22, 2018, at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born on July 19, 2013, in Columbia, Missouri, to John J. Baker and Kalee D. Knierim.

From the day Ella was born, she was such a loving and happy child. Ellarae endured many hardships throughout the past three years but none of that kept her from being the sassy little girl she was and keeping daddy and mommy on their toes. She was one of a kind and touched everyone's heart she came in contact with.

Ellarae loved Minnie Mouse and watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. She would be in a deep sleep and would sit straight up in bed if she heard the “Hot Dog” song come on the television. She enjoyed having her finger and toe nails painted by her daddy and cuddles with her mommy. Ella also enjoyed taking naps with her big sis, Peyton.

As a family, we are so thankful for the love and care that Ellarae received from the staff at CMH. These were doctors, nurses, social workers, and nutritionists that became a part of our family and fought so hard next to us throughout her battle.

In addition to her parents, John and Kalee, Ellarae is survived by two sisters, Peyton and Migdalia; three brothers, Joshua, Braxton, and Langston; maternal grandparents, Eckie and Jan Knierim of Stover; paternal grandmother, Marcella Baker of Versailles; maternal great-grandmother, Ella Ann Knierim of Stover; one aunt, Anne Baker of Versailles; three uncles, Kevin (Jennifer) Lutjen of Sedalia, Chris (Valerie) Robertson of Jefferson City, Steven Baker of Versailles; several cousins; and many extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Erwin Baker; maternal great-grandfather, Eckhardt Knierim; maternal great-grandparents, Vinson and Venetia Whittle; paternal great-grandparents, Paul and Fernanda Guerrero; infant cousins, Landon Randall and Parker Robertson.

Funeral services were held Sunday, August 26, 2018 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Danny Owsley officiating.

A private graveside and interment was held on Monday, August 27, 2018, in the Stover Cemetery with only family and close friends in attendance.

Pallbearers were Kevin Lutjen, Chris Robertson, Steven Baker, and Zachary Baker. Honorary Pallbearers will be Cheyenne and Payton Richardson, Autumn Batson, Leanna Baker, Halle, Lucas, and Marlie Randall, Tyler, Paxton, Parklyn, and Eli Robertson, Rachel Nolting, Gabe, Tristan, Jaxton, and Maverick Baker, the Hematology/Oncology Staff at CMH, ECSE Pre-K Staff at Morgan Co. R-1, and her therapist from the Sam B. Cook Healthplex in Jefferson City.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ellarae's honor to: KC Cares for Kids at www.kcaresforkids.com.

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.


Addison Renee Hanlon
Addison Renee Hanlon, infant daughter of Brandon L. Hanlon and Hayley Renee Schultz passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

She is survived by her parents, Brandon and Hayley of the home; her maternal grandparents, Butch and Tina Schultz of Stover; paternal grandparents, Cory and Melanie Hanlon of Gravois Mills; paternal great-grandmothers, Louise Blankenship of Gravois Mills and Gail Hanlon of Eldon; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandfather, Butch Schultz and her paternal great-grandfather, Gary Blankenship.

A private family graveside service and interment will be held in the Versailles Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Mary Elizabeth Dowell, 94
Mary Elizabeth Dowell, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born December 22, 1923, in Moniteau County, a daughter of the late Joseph and Gertrude (Parks) Tomblinson.

On December 27, 1948, Mary was united in marriage to Robert N. Dowell, who survives at their home.

Mary was employed at the Tipton Pants Factory for thirty-two years until her retirement.

She and Robert enjoyed spending time with their family, friends and their little dog, Tiny. They especially loved the visits from their great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Robert, she is survived by her children, Ulen Witt and friend, Milly and Shirley Gramlich and husband Larry all of Marshall, Missouri; grandson, Ronnie N. Witt and wife Debbie of Versailles, Missouri; brothers, Bobby Gene Tomblinson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Raymond Tomblinson of Versailles, Missouri and Ralph Tomblinson of Versailles, Missouri; sisters, Peggy Nowack of Eldon, Missouri, Evelyn Blackburn of Versailles, Missouri and Ann Weicken of Versailles, Missouri; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Carl Tomblinson, Truman Tomblinson, Richard Tomblinson, Bill Tomblinson and Joe Tomblinson; a granddaughter, Donna Witt and a son-in-law, Charles Bartel.

Funeral services were held Thursday, August 30, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Gary Petty officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

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

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

 

Published 8-29-18

Diane J. Propst, 78
Diane J. Propst, of Gravois Mills, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018, at her home. She was born November 11, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of the late Robert and Wanda (Samborski) Challinor.

On October 12, 1957, in Chicago, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Mack H. Propst.

While living in Illinois, Diane was employed at Prudential and also a veterinarian’s office. Her love of dogs lead her to a life of judging dogs for forty-seven years. She enjoyed traveling the United States and Canada judging at various dog shows.

She had a passion for gardening and was a member of the Lake Bloomers Garden Club. Diane was also a member of the Lake Ozark Corvette Club.

She lived life to the fullest and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her husband, Mack, of sixty years, she is survived by her sons, Matthew Propst of Versailles, Missouri and Robert Propst of Cary, Illinois; two grandsons, Matthew Propst and Zachary Propst and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Challinor.

A celebration of Diane’s life was held Saturday, August 25, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Ozarks Kat and K9 Shelter in Sunrise Beach. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Ralph E. Steenrod, 59
Ralph E. Steenrod, of Gravois Mills, passed away Monday, August 20, 2018, at his home. He was born November 12, 1958, in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of the late Herbert D. and Rose Marie (Brown) Steenrod.

He worked in construction for many years until he was no longer able due to his health.

In his spare time, he enjoyed mushroom hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry, of thirty-five years; his sons, Matthew Steenrod and Adam Steenrod both of the home; five grandchildren; his brothers, Jeff Steenrod and James Steenrod and wife Cindy all of Kansas City, Missouri; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

A celebration of Ralph’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association.

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.


James Arthur Snyder, Jr., 93
James Arthur Snyder, Jr., of Boonville, Missouri, passed away Monday, August 20, 2018 in Riverdell Care Center, Boonville, Missouri. He was born October 28, 1924 in Janesville, Wisconsin a son of James Emery and Eunice Marie (Jerome) Snyder.

James was raised in Wisconsin and served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II. After bring honorably discharged, he returned to Wisconsin until the family moved to Missouri in 1955. He worked as a plasterer.

He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Boonville, Missouri and was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, doing crossword puzzles and playing cards.

Survivors include his children, Kathryn Snyder of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and James Jeffery Snyder, III of Racine, Wisconsin; five brothers, Russell O. Snyder of Janesville, Wisconsin, George A. Snyder of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, Dallas D. Snyder and wife Pamela of Hannibal, Missouri, Dale R. Snyder of Gravois Mills, Missouri and Steven L. Snyder and wife Patty of Wellston, Oklahoma; three sisters, Pastor Eleanor Hardy of Boonville, Missouri, Maxine Ryan of Hebron, Nebraska and Marie Stendebach and husband Klaus of Hannibal, Missouri and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Richard Snyder and a brother, Orville W. Snyder.

Graveside services with military honors and burial was held Saturday, August 25, 2018 in Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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

Published 8-22-18

Orville Dean Talbott, 84
Orville Dean Talbott, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at his long time residence in Camdenton.

Orville was born March 31, 1934 in Elk Point, South Dakota. He was the son of Charles Herbert and Leala Mae (Gardner) Talbott.

On March 14, 1953 in Vermillion, South Dakota, Orville was united in marriage to Patricia Anne Haines. She preceded him in death on November 3, 2015. They had shared 62 years of marriage together at the time of her death.

Orville enlisted in the United States Air Force on March 18, 1953 until his retirement from the Air Force in January of 1968 due to disability while serving.

He later continued to serve his country proudly through Civil Service positions for ROTC, as he would proudly state, “I helped make lieutenants.”

With Orville’s retirement from Civil Service, he had served his country proudly for over 30 years.

After retirement Orville enjoyed time well spent. He enjoyed reading western novels and loved talking with people. Orville loved music, which he began at age eight. He especially loved playing his guitars and other stringed instruments and singing for his family and friends.

Orville was a proud member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans. He was also a proud member St. Anthony's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus in Camdenton.

He is survived by his six children; Richard Talbott and wife Bonnie, of Lebanon, Missouri; Timothy Talbott and wife Marcie, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Debra Adams, of Camdenton, Missouri; Cathy Doran and husband Jim, of Sioux City, Iowa; Amy Gude and husband Kelly, of Gilbert, Arizona; and Julie Johns and husband Fate, of Camdenton, Missouri; one brother, Lewis Talbott and wife Theresa, of Champion, Minnesota; eighteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife; Patricia Talbott; his parents Charles and Leala Talbott; his brothers, Kendall Talbott, and Herbert “Sonny” Talbott; and his sisters, Nellie Mae Herbst and Grace Brewer.

Services were Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment with Full Military Honors followed at Hedges Cemetery, Camdenton, Missouri.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

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


Larry Raymond Powell, 78
Larry Raymond Powell passed away at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri on Friday, August 10, 2018. Larry was born on September 29, 1939 to his parents, Raymond and Evelyn Powell.

He grew up with his younger sisters and brothers on the family farm that was later designated as a Missouri Century Farm. As a young boy and teenager, he helped put up hay in the summer, cut wood in the fall, and he fixed many a fence to keep in the cows.

He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and was baptized at the Ozark Chapel Methodist Church in Laurie. He continued to live at the home place after his dad passed away in 1967, helping his mother with the gardening, the cattle, the family store and service station.

Larry was a graduate of Camdenton High School and after graduation trained in KC as a mechanic. He was the owner and operator of the Sunrise Service Station on Route F in Sunrise Beach, also owning a boat storage and towing service.

Larry’s life was not always easy, he worked hard, yet he embraced the difficult changes and many challenges with an attitude of acceptance and enthusiasm. He had an infectious laugh and could remember many funny stories from his past to share with the family at celebrations and holidays.

He adored his two cats, planted spring and summer flowers, enjoyed watching westerns and mystery TV shows, eating biscuits and ham or ice cream, and he loved to cook and made wonderful pies. He especially enjoyed walking and all of nature, particularly hunting morel mushrooms in the early spring.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Evelyn Powell and a brother Gene Powell.

He is survived by his three sisters, Linda Waisner, Sunrise Beach, Missouri, Ann (Richard) Woods, Ozark, Missouri, Kathy (Rodney) Swope, Springfield, Missouri; two brothers, David (Bonita) Powell, Apple Valley, Minnesota, and Jerry Powell, Sunrise Beach, Missouri; and he will be fondly remembered as “Uncle Larry” to a host of nieces and nephews.

He will be also be missed by many friends in the Sunrise Beach and Laurie communities.

According to Larry’s wishes, no services or visitation is planned. The family held a private graveside service with interment in the Rockdale Cemetery.

Donations in Larry’s memory may be made to the Ozarks Kat and K-9 Shelter.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Justin W. Wittrock, 29
Justin W. Wittrock, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018, at his home. He was born April 18, 1989, in Sedalia, Missouri, a son of Rick L. and Jamie R. (Boyer) Wittrock.

Justin was employed at Gates Rubber Company in Versailles.

He loved being outdoors, especially when he was camping and hunting in the woods. He also enjoyed spending time listening to music.

Justin is survived by his father and stepmother, Rick and Patty Wittrock of Versailles, Missouri; his mother, Jamie Long of Henley, Missouri; his brother, Derek Wittrock of Kansas City, Missouri; his sister, Sonja Clark of Tipton, Missouri; stepbrother, Donald Stevenson and wife Corinna of Versailles, Missouri; stepsister, Carrie Schad and husband Greg of Versailles, Missouri; maternal grandmother, Brenda Westmoreland of Stover, Missouri; paternal grandfather, Richard Wittrock of Stover, Missouri; step-grandparents, Delmar and Donna Marriott of Versailles, Missouri; aunt, Kathy Gibson of Stover, Missouri; uncle James Boyer II of Stover, Missouri and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James H. Boyer, paternal grandmother, Lucy Lindstrom and aunt, Toni Jo Anello.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 18, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Chris Bass officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family. 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.

Derek Warren Vogt, 38

Derek Warren Vogt, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia.

He was born February 16, 1980, son of Rick and Rhonda Vogt. He attended Morgan County R-II Schools and SMSU in Springfield, Missouri.

Derek worked in the retail business with Gap, Polo Ralph Lauren, Aeropostale, Express, and the Van Heusen Corporation.

His favorite position was Field Visual Manager with Aeropostale where he traveled extensively.

He was saved at the Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church on October 8, 1995. He later joined the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Versailles and was baptized into the church along with his Grandpa, Corky.

Derek loved the theater, concerts, and enjoyed all styles of music. He recently purchased his first house, a 100 year old cottage, and was in the process of remodeling it into his forever home. One of his favorite past times was just chillin with his 10 year old pal, Coach, a very spoiled Cocker Spaniel.

Anyone that knew Derek was destined to hear one of his Lanie, Kensley, or Cade stories. His nieces and nephew loved their Uncle D and he adored them.

Survivors include his parents, Rick and Rhonda Vogt, one sister, Ashley and husband Mark Garber, two nieces, Lanie and Kensley Garber, one nephew, Cade Garber, two Grandmothers, Emma Vogt and June Leap all of Versailles, along with many special cousins, other relatives and friends.

Derek was preceded in death by his two precious Grandpas, Kenneth Leap and Corky Vogt.

Funeral services were held Friday, August 17, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Versailles.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church or the Oak Grove 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.


Dr. Billie Charles King, 86
Dr. Billie Charles “B.C.” King, passed away August 16, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. He lived his last several months at Rock Island Village Assisted Living Facility in Eldon, Missouri. His family appreciates the wonderful care and love he received during his stay at Rock Island.

B.C. was born on December 16, 1931, in Bemis, Tennessee, the oldest son of Bruce and Era Lee Patterson King of Bemis. On June 17, 1951, he married Mary Jomeda Hudiburg, also of Bemis, and together they had three children.

B.C. was a veteran of the Navy, Air Force, and the Army.

He served in the U.S. Army Dental Corps as an oral surgeon for 26 years, attaining the rank of Colonel and earning numerous awards and commendations.

Upon his retirement, B. C. joined private dental practice in Osage Beach and ultimately founded King Dental Clinic in Eldon.

Survivors include two brothers, Jack (Janice) King of Buckanon, Tennessee, and Murray (Daisy) King of Bromley, Missouri, his daughter, Katherine Elaine King Gorder and her husband Tim of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and his older son, Dr. Bruce Edward King and his wife Joyce Marberry King of Osage Beach, Missouri, Todd and Tracey Eichler of Camdenton, and Tony and Linda Eichler of Chillicothe, Mary Albers of Lake Ozark.

B. C. is also survived by nine grandchildren and their families. Their names are Carolyn (Cox) and Shawn, Katie (Dean) and Jack, Alison (Herron) and Scott, Adriane (Foster) and Simon, Ashley (Luster) and Anthony, Joseph King and Sophia, Stoney (Eichler) and Bobbie, Kyle Eichler, and Mason Eichler. B.C. was blessed to also have many great grandchildren.

Predeceasing B.C. was his elder sister Marie Sisk, his younger son, Richard Earl in 1987 and his wife, Jomeda in 1994. Also, his second wife, Betty Gail Owen King of Ray County, Missouri died in 2017.

B.C. placed his faith in Jesus Christ and was a member of Riverview Baptist Church in Osage Beach. He truly loved his family and his many friends.

B.C. enjoyed all kinds of loud music, playing golf, dancing, gardening, watching TV, grilling and cooking for friends, studying and reading his Bible. He will be sorely missed.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Medical Missions for Christ, International or to his church, Riverview Baptist Church.

Services were held Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at Riverview Baptist Church, Osage Beach, Missouri. Interment followed at Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Osage Beach.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.

 

Published 8-15-18

Lillian Maxine Richards, 96
Lillian Maxine Richards, from Camdenton, Missouri passed away Friday August 3 at 11:45 p.m. in Warrenton Manor in Warrenton, Missouri.

Lillian was born October 28, 1921 in Sikeston, Missouri to Jim & Nora Kirby. She was the youngest of nine. The Kirby’s owned and operated their family restaurant in Sikeston, Missouri where all the locals enjoyed dinning.

Lillian enjoyed helping her family with the business, she also found time to volunteer at the public schools as a teacher’s assistant, and also loved sharing her time at the Windsor Estates nursing home in Camdenton upon their return there.

Lillian later met Gomer Richards while he was serving in the air force stationed in Sikeston, Missouri. Lillian and Gomer were married on December 18, 1943 where they then returned to Camdenton, Missouri.

The Richards family owned and operated the Reveille Leader newspaper and also had a printing company where Lillian loved to work. On December 18, 2003 the special couple got to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.

Survivors included are, Debbie and Randy Burke of Wentzville, Missouri, Gloria and Don Wingate of Columbia Missouri, and Patti Blevens of Pittsburgh Kansas.

Also included are several grandchildren and great grandchildren too numerous to mention.

Services were Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment followed at Dale Blair Memorial Cemetery in Camdenton.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.


Joyce A. Szemplenski, 75
Joyce A. Szemplenski, of Camdenton, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. She was born March 28, 1943, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a daughter of the late Leo and Annette Denne.

On October 28, 1963, in Omaha, Nebraska, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Theodore “Mike” Szemplenski.

Joyce received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska Omaha and her master’s degree in deaf education from the University of Iowa. She taught at the Iowa School for the Deaf for thirty years until her retirement.

She had a passion for gardening and was a member of the Lake Bloomers Garden Club. Joyce was also a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.

Joyce loved her family and treasured the time she spent with them.

In addition to her husband, Mike, she is survived by her daughters, Ann Plaza and husband Chris of McLean, Virginia and Janet Szemplenski of Omaha, Nebraska; five grandchildren, Matthew Plaza, Katherine Plaza, Madelynn Szemplenski, Randi Szemplenski and Theodora “Teddie” Szemplenski; her brother, Charles Denne of Omaha, Nebraska and many other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, August 7, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie with Father John Schmitz celebrating. Graveside services and interment followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Laurie.

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


Edward Francis Rymer, 69
Edward Francis Rymer, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 in Good Shepherd Care Center, Versailles, Missouri. He was born May 15, 1949 in Kansas City, Kansas, a son of Harvey W. and Clara Belle (Watts) Rymer.

Ed was raised in the Kansas City area. He served his country proudly in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War. He was an electrical drafter for the City of Kansas City, Kansas and was a drummer in a band.

He retired to the Lake of the Ozarks fifteen years ago. He loved to be outdoors especially riding his Harley. He enjoyed collecting military and Harley Davidson memorabilia.

He is survived by two sons, Edward Michael Rymer of Gravois Mills, Missouri and William James Rymer of Oak Grove, Missouri; three grandchildren, Elyssa Moon Dodson, Aiden James Rymer and Hunter William Rymer; a sister Francis Taylor and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A graveside service with military honors was held Friday, August 24, 2018 at Fort Scott National Cemetery. A potluck followed at the Fort Scott V.F.W.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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

Wilfriede Emma Lawson
Wilfriede Emma Lawson, of Gravois Mills, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia.

She was born in the war torn German town of Polleben, a daughter of Fritz and Emma (Kosiol) Ehrenberg. Polleben was in the communist sector of Germany which became East Germany.

In 1957, she escaped the communist country to West Germany and eventually married James Lawson in August of 1968.

In addition to her husband, Jim, she is survived by her children, Petra Byrd and husband Charles of Killeen, Texas, Diana Ahern and husband John of Enterprise, Alabama, Tarry Lawson and wife Kristyn of Papillion, Nebraska, Robert Lawson and wife Melissa of Kenner, Louisiana, Karin Evans and husband Eddie of Avino, Florida and Karen Kill of Sweden; eleven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and a sister and half-sister in Germany.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and a son.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 15, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation, Inc., 3610 West Market Street Suite 110, Akron, Ohio 44333.

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

Published 8-8-18

James William Comer, 79
James William Comer, of Versailles, Missouri, passed away, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Good Shepherd Care Center, Versailles. He was born December 3, 1938 in Jefferson City, Missouri, a son of Louis Bernard and Mary Katherine (Lampson) Comer.

He was united in marriage to Barbara Jane Simpson on August 7, 1959 in Kansas City, Missouri. Together they shared fifty-seven years of marriage before her passing on February 4, 2017.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bob Comer, Lawrence Comer and Donald Comer and two grandchildren, Troy and Justin Young.

Jim leaves two daughters, Shelley Burk and husband Phillip and Sherrey Young and husband Rick; three grandchildren, Tiffany Jane Young, Alex Robert Young and Wade William Young; a brother, David Comer and wife Barbara; a sister, Mary Jo Doores; two sisters-in-law, Sandra Comer and Pamela Comer and many nieces and nephews.

Jim served his fellow man as a firefighter from 1965 to 1990. He worked as a locksmith from 1977 until 1993. After moving to Versailles in January of 1994, Jim worked for Morgan County, was a rural mail carrier and volunteered for Latham Fire Department.

Jim and Barbara loved seeing the country and camping in their motor home. He treasured time spent on his farm. Most of all, his grandchildren were the light of his life.

Graveside services and interment were held Saturday, July 28, 2018, at the Hopewell Cemetery with Reverend Danny Owsley officiating.

Kindly omit flowers and donate to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Dorothy M. Dorton, 96
Dorothy M. Dorton, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Dorothy was born February 9, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was the daughter of Robert and Rose (Janssen) Taylor. Dorothy was an only child, but grew up along with her aunts and uncles whom were more like sisters and brothers to her.

On March 8, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri, she was married to Roland E. Dorton who preceded her in death on January 11, 2004. They had shared 57 years together at the time of Roland’s death.

Dorothy and Roland owned and operated Dairy Creme in Owensville, Missouri for over 25 years, where they lived and became close friends with many in the community there.

In her spare time, Dorothy enjoyed crafts of all kinds, including ceramics, and she enjoyed playing Bingo. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, and she loved Taco Bell and ice cream.

Dorothy was a member of Eastern Star and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and for many years, volunteered as a Pink Lady with Lake Regional Health System.

Above all Dorothy loved God, and her greatest joy in life, was her family, especially her grandchildren.

Dorothy is survived by her sons, Kerry Dorton and wife, RaeAnn, of Cooper Hill, Missouri, Kenny Dorton and wife, Marilyn, of Canaan, Missouri and Kevin Dorton and wife, Karen, of Drake, Missouri; her daughter Kristie Shrieves of Camdenton, Missouri; her grandchildren, Shannon Whelchel and partner, Jennifer Martin, Shane Dorton and wife, Christie, Carey O’Neil, Danielle Dittman and husband, Chad, Josh Dorton, Amber Bouse and husband, Chad, Krystal Bogle, Corey Dittman and wife, Rachel, Alex Dorton, Sherri Lorton and Travis Lorton; along with many great-grandchildren.

Dorothy is also survived by her uncle Ivan (Chub) Janssen of St. Louis, Missouri.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Roland B. Dorton; her father Robert Taylor; her mother Rose Brown; her step-father Clarence Whiles; along with numerous aunts and uncles.

Graveside Services were held, Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

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


Buddy E. Kennedy, 48
Buddy E. Kennedy, of Brumley, Missouri, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Buddy was born October 21, 1969 in Waynesville, Missouri. He was the son of Elmer and Deborah Kennedy.

Buddy served his country proudly in the United States Army. He was married to Jackie Kaiser in 1991.

Buddy owned and operated his own construction company and worked in and around the lake area for many years. When he wasn’t working, Buddy loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved throwing a BBQ now and then and was an avid football fan.

Buddy is survived by his sons, Dylan Kennedy and his son, Weston, of Eldon, Missouri, Dustin Kennedy of Brumley, Missouri, and Logan Kennedy of Richland, Missouri; his daughter Morgan Minnick and husband, Ethan, and their two children, of Thornton, Colorado; and his mother Deborah Hill.

Buddy is also survived by his brothers, David Kennedy and Dennis Kennedy; and his sister Renee Winsatt.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie; and his father, Elmer Kennedy.

Graveside Services with Military Honors was held Monday, July 30, 2018 at New Hope Cemetery in Kaiser, Missouri.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.


Michael Frank Buerck, 62
Michael Frank Buerck, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away, Monday, July 30, 2018 in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. He was born October 17, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of Cletus Frank and Dorothy Catherine (Buettmann) Buerck.

Michael was raised in St. Louis and was a 1973 graduate of St. Mary’s High School. He made a career of doing construction. After moving to the Lake of the Ozarks, he continued in the construction field and also worked at Big Dick’s Halfway Inn.

He was a member of the Southern Drag Boat Association and the International Hot Boat Association. He was an avid boat racer and a NASCAR fan. He loved being outdoors, especially fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his five siblings, Linda M. Dreiling and husband Robert of Springdale, Arkansas, Darleen A. Buerck of Union, Missouri, Susan M. Buerck of Union, Missouri, Pamela J. Boland and husband Daniel J. of New Haven, Missouri and Mark A. Buerck and wife Denise of Union, Missouri; three nephews, Adam, Jacob and Michael Boland; his good friends, the Stock family and all the employees at Big Dick’s.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his life-partner, Brenda Gatewood.

Services were held Friday, August 3, 2018 at Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Burial followed in Garber Memorial Estates.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the family.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Billie Spruill Dittmer, 83
Billie Spruill Dittmer, of Camdenton, Missouri passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Hospice Care.

Billie was born on December 19, 1935 in Aurora, North Carolina. She was the daughter of Leonard Alston and Elizabeth (Peele) Spruill.

On April 11, 1968 she was united in marriage to Bill Dittmer, who preceded her in death on March 26, 2011.

Billie worked over 30 years in the public-school system and retired from Lincoln Public Schools. After her retirement, they moved to Camdenton, Missouri, where they enjoyed living at the lake.

Billie was often described as a “force of nature”, who was passionate about every aspect of life.

She is survived by her two sisters, Betty MacLean (Jerry) of Salisbury, North Carolina and Judy Hudnill (John) of Aurora, North Carolina.

Billie was preceded in death by her husband Bill, her parents Leonard and Elizabeth Spruill, and two step sons, Dana and Brian Dittmer.

Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.


Bonnie Lou Cruzen, 68
Bonnie Lou Cruzen, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 30, 2018 at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri. She was born October 8, 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late Rexford Frank and Ellen Grace (Tracey) Cruzen.

She was raised in St. Louis, Missouri and spent the majority of her life in Rocky Mount, Virginia. Bonnie moved to the Lake of the Ozarks three years ago. She enjoyed doing crafts, especially knitting.

Bonnie is survived by her son, Dustin Reed and wife Brittany Gillispie of Sunrise Beach, Missouri and numerous brothers and sisters.

A service will be held at a later date in Virginia.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

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