The Reporter covers Miller, Morgan and Camden County in Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks and is published once per week on Wednesdays.

Obituaries

Published 4-18-18

James Lawrence Minogue, 81
James Lawrence Minogue, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri. He was born August 16, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, a son of James Martin and Theresa (Stalzer) Minogue.

On September 17, 1960 in Calumet Park, Illinois, he was united in marriage to Marsha Kay Swisher. Together they have shared the past fifty-seven years of marriage.

Jim lived most of his life in the Chicago area until retiring to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1993. He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corp for four years, achieving the rank of Sergeant. He worked as an accountant and retired from South Town Refrigeration. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, gardening and golf. He was an avid bowler and was on a league in Laurie.

He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and Ozarks Community Elks Lodge #2705.

Survivors include his wife Marsha Minogue of the home; three children, Theresa Klimczak and husband George of Orland Park, Illinois, Patrick Martin Minogue and wife Holly of Kankakee, Illinois and Pamela Jean Minogue of Indianapolis, Indiana; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Haselberger, Sharon Garcia, Angelita Baker, Jose Ramirez, Sean Minogue, Bradley Minogue, Tyler Minogue and Lauren Noble; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Thomas Minogue and wife Patricia of Champaign, Illinois and a sister, Mary “Bunny” Molsen and husband Nicholas of Mundelein, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, James Lloyd Minogue.

Services were held Monday, March 26, 2018 at Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Burial with military honors followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to 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.


Ralph Wayne Thomas, 48
Ralph Wayne Thomas, of Versailles, passed away Friday, March 23, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born February 24, 1970, in Ft. Carson, Colorado, a son of Ralph Lowell Thomas and Martha (Turpin) Thomas.

Ralph was a 1988 graduate of the School of the Osage High School.

He was employed at King Soopers in Colorado Springs, Colorado and later at Gerbes in Columbia.

He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed spending his time listening to music and rock picking in Colorado Springs.

Ralph is survived by his mother, Martha Thomas of Versailles, Missouri; his father, Lowell Thomas and wife Joy of Ulman, Missouri; brother, Justin Thomas and wife Dana of Springfield, Missouri; his sister, Donna Thomas of Columbia, Missouri and his step-sisters, Jodi Norton of Lake Ozark, Missouri and Jonna Massie of Ulman, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Shawn Paul Thomas.

A celebration of Ralph’s life was held Saturday, March 31, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

Inurnment will be held at a later date in Union Cemetery in Rocky Mount.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Martha Thomas. 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.


Florence E. Janicke, 72
Florence E. Janicke, of Vandalia, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Countryside Manor in Vandalia. She was born September 2, 1945, the daughter of the late Elmer Otto and Nadine Elizabeth (Depew) Janicke.

She is survived by her brother, Vernon Wayne Janicke.

Interment was held in the Rockdale Cemetery in Sunrise Beach. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Patricia Ann Lair, 82
Patricia Ann Lair, daughter of Manford and Nellie Roberson Davidson, was born, May 21, 1935 in Rock Island, Illinois. She passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Boone Hospital, Columbia, Missouri at the age of eighty-two years.

On September 10, 1983, in Camdenton, she was united in marriage to Richard Lair. Together they shared thirty-four wonderful years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Kara Dian Seamer Myers, her sister, Virginia King and the father of her children, Francis “Butch” Seamer.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Lair; four sons, Kelly Seamer of Camdenton, Kevin Seamer of Linn Creek, Kai’l Seamer of Camdenton, and Keenan Seamer and wife Bobbi of Atalissa, Iowa; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; two siblings, Mildred Fath of East Moline, Illinois and Don Davidson of Moline, Illinois.

Patricia was raised in the Rock Island, Illinois area where she graduated from Rick Island High School. She worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for several years. In 1978, Pat and her husband Francis, bought Water’s Edge Park and changed the name to what everyone knows it now as Der Vater’s Edge RV Park and Marina.

Richard and Pat ran the resort until 2011, but continued to live in their beautiful 1890 home.

Patricia made a profession of faith and was a member of New Home Baptist Church, Camdenton.

In her spare time Richard and Pat became interested in NASCAR racing. Pat loved to sew, and had a passion for painting garden statues of birds, animal, flowers and gnomes that are all in their flower gardens.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 29, 2018, in New Home Baptist Church, Camdenton. Burial followed in New Home Cemetery, Camdenton.

Memorial donations may be made to New Home Baptist Church and may be left at the church or mailed to Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, 15, Clint Avenue, Camdenton, Missouri 65020.

Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.


Debra Rene Troutman, 60
Debra Rene Troutman, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born August 15, 1957, in San Bernardino, California, a daughter of the late Thomas Lee “Bo” and Aleine (Williams) Dunnaway.

She was a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church and attended the Trinity First Baptist Church in Versailles.

Debra was an avid antique collector and always enjoyed a good garage sale. She loved her family deeply and her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Robert Lee Decker and wife Angie of Columbia, Missouri; daughter, Jessica Simmons and husband Curtis of Barnett, Missouri; three grandchildren, Karissa Troutman, Isaac Simmons and Frank Robert Decker II; her brother, Zeke Dunnaway of Versailles, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Nellie Cowell and brother, Mike Dunnaway.

A celebration of Debra’s life was held Friday, March 30, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles with Pastor Chad Courter officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Ozarks Kat and K9 Shelter in Sunrise Beach. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.


Carlin June Chiodini, 78
Carlin June Chiodini, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Monday, March 26, 2018, at St. Anthony’s at deGreeff Hospice House in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born July 30, 1939, in St. Louis, a daughter of the late John William Jr. and June Caroline (Krieger) Meyer.

On September 7, 1957, in St. Louis, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Richard Chiodini.

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

In her younger years, she competed in Judo and was proud to of her first place finish in a tournament. She also enjoyed crafting and was an excellent cook.

In addition to her husband, Richard, she is survived by her son, Richard “Rick” Chiodini and wife Elizabeth of High Ridge, Missouri; daughter, Candace June Dattoli and husband James “Denny” of Hillsboro, Missouri; five grandchildren, Jamie Dattoli, Austin Blake, Tommy Dattoli, Emily Chiodini and Leah Stroup; three great-grandchildren, Alex Brown, Reese Brown and Athena Brown; siblings, Daniel J. Meyer and wife Catherine of Atlantic Beach, Florida, Jim S. Meyer and wife Sue of Winfield, Missouri, Cindy E. Cooper and husband Gary of St. Charles, Missouri, John J. Meyer and wife Teresa of Warrenton, Missouri, Rocky Meyer of St. Charles, Missouri, Juliana Roth and husband William of St. Charles, Missouri, Ted Meyer and wife Kim of Warrenton, Missouri and Bonnie Rathburn of St. Peters, Missouri; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Anthony James Chiodini, daughter, Paula Marie Chiodini and granddaughter, Andrea Brown.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, April 3, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie with Father John Schmitz celebrating. Graveside services and interment followed at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

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

Published 4-11-18

James Lawrence Minogue, 81
James Lawrence Minogue, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri. He was born August 16, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, a son of James Martin and Theresa (Stalzer) Minogue.

On September 17, 1960 in Calumet Park, Illinois, he was united in marriage to Marsha Kay Swisher. Together they have shared the past fifty-seven years of marriage.

Jim lived most of his life in the Chicago area until retiring to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1993. He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corp for four years, achieving the rank of Sergeant. He worked as an accountant and retired from South Town Refrigeration. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, gardening and golf. He was an avid bowler and was on a league in Laurie.

He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and Ozarks Community Elks Lodge #2705.

Survivors include his wife Marsha Minogue of the home; three children, Theresa Klimczak and husband George of Orland Park, Illinois, Patrick Martin Minogue and wife Holly of Kankakee, Illinois and Pamela Jean Minogue of Indianapolis, Indiana; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Haselberger, Sharon Garcia, Angelita Baker, Jose Ramirez, Sean Minogue, Bradley Minogue, Tyler Minogue and Lauren Noble; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Thomas Minogue and wife Patricia of Champaign, Illinois and a sister, Mary “Bunny” Molsen and husband Nicholas of Mundelein, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, James Lloyd Minogue.

Services were held Monday, March 26, 2018 at Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Burial with military honors followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to 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.


Ralph Wayne Thomas, 48
Ralph Wayne Thomas, of Versailles, passed away Friday, March 23, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born February 24, 1970, in Ft. Carson, Colorado, a son of Ralph Lowell Thomas and Martha (Turpin) Thomas.

Ralph was a 1988 graduate of the School of the Osage High School.

He was employed at King Soopers in Colorado Springs, Colorado and later at Gerbes in Columbia.

He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed spending his time listening to music and rock picking in Colorado Springs.

Ralph is survived by his mother, Martha Thomas of Versailles, Missouri; his father, Lowell Thomas and wife Joy of Ulman, Missouri; brother, Justin Thomas and wife Dana of Springfield, Missouri; his sister, Donna Thomas of Columbia, Missouri and his step-sisters, Jodi Norton of Lake Ozark, Missouri and Jonna Massie of Ulman, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Shawn Paul Thomas.

A celebration of Ralph’s life was held Saturday, March 31, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

Inurnment will be held at a later date in Union Cemetery in Rocky Mount.

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


Florence E. Janicke, 72
Florence E. Janicke, of Vandalia, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Countryside Manor in Vandalia. She was born September 2, 1945, the daughter of the late Elmer Otto and Nadine Elizabeth (Depew) Janicke.

She is survived by her brother, Vernon Wayne Janicke.

Interment was held in the Rockdale Cemetery in Sunrise Beach. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com..

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


Patricia Ann Lair, 82
Patricia Ann Lair, daughter of Manford and Nellie Roberson Davidson, was born, May 21, 1935 in Rock Island, Illinois. She passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Boone Hospital, Columbia, Missouri at the age of eighty-two years.

On September 10, 1983, in Camdenton, she was united in marriage to Richard Lair. Together they shared thirty-four wonderful years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Kara Dian Seamer Myers, her sister, Virginia King and the father of her children, Francis “Butch” Seamer.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Lair; four sons, Kelly Seamer of Camdenton, Kevin Seamer of Linn Creek, Kai’l Seamer of Camdenton, and Keenan Seamer and wife Bobbi of Atalissa, Iowa; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; two siblings, Mildred Fath of East Moline, Illinois and Don Davidson of Moline, Illinois.

Patricia was raised in the Rock Island, Illinois area where she graduated from Rick Island High School. She worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for several years. In 1978, Pat and her husband Francis, bought Water’s Edge Park and changed the name to what everyone knows it now as Der Vater’s Edge RV Park and Marina.

Richard and Pat ran the resort until 2011, but continued to live in their beautiful 1890 home.

Patricia made a profession of faith and was a member of New Home Baptist Church, Camdenton.

In her spare time Richard and Pat became interested in NASCAR racing. Pat loved to sew, and had a passion for painting garden statues of birds, animal, flowers and gnomes that are all in their flower gardens.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 29, 2018, in New Home Baptist Church, Camdenton. Burial followed in New Home Cemetery, Camdenton.

Memorial donations may be made to New Home Baptist Church and may be left at the church or mailed to Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, 15, Clint Avenue, Camdenton, Missouri 65020.

Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.


Debra Rene Troutman, 60
Debra Rene Troutman, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born August 15, 1957, in San Bernardino, California, a daughter of the late Thomas Lee “Bo” and Aleine (Williams) Dunnaway.

She was a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church and attended the Trinity First Baptist Church in Versailles.

Debra was an avid antique collector and always enjoyed a good garage sale. She loved her family deeply and her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Robert Lee Decker and wife Angie of Columbia, Missouri; daughter, Jessica Simmons and husband Curtis of Barnett, Missouri; three grandchildren, Karissa Troutman, Isaac Simmons and Frank Robert Decker II; her brother, Zeke Dunnaway of Versailles, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Nellie Cowell and brother, Mike Dunnaway.

A celebration of Debra’s life was held Friday, March 30, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles with Pastor Chad Courter officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Ozarks Kat and K9 Shelter in Sunrise Beach. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.


Carlin June Chiodini, 78
Carlin June Chiodini, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Monday, March 26, 2018, at St. Anthony’s at deGreeff Hospice House in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born July 30, 1939, in St. Louis, a daughter of the late John William Jr. and June Caroline (Krieger) Meyer.

On September 7, 1957, in St. Louis, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Richard Chiodini.

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

In her younger years, she competed in Judo and was proud to of her first place finish in a tournament. She also enjoyed crafting and was an excellent cook.

In addition to her husband, Richard, she is survived by her son, Richard “Rick” Chiodini and wife Elizabeth of High Ridge, Missouri; daughter, Candace June Dattoli and husband James “Denny” of Hillsboro, Missouri; five grandchildren, Jamie Dattoli, Austin Blake, Tommy Dattoli, Emily Chiodini and Leah Stroup; three great-grandchildren, Alex Brown, Reese Brown and Athena Brown; siblings, Daniel J. Meyer and wife Catherine of Atlantic Beach, Florida, Jim S. Meyer and wife Sue of Winfield, Missouri, Cindy E. Cooper and husband Gary of St. Charles, Missouri, John J. Meyer and wife Teresa of Warrenton, Missouri, Rocky Meyer of St. Charles, Missouri, Juliana Roth and husband William of St. Charles, Missouri, Ted Meyer and wife Kim of Warrenton, Missouri and Bonnie Rathburn of St. Peters, Missouri; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Anthony James Chiodini, daughter, Paula Marie Chiodini and granddaughter, Andrea Brown.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, April 3, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie with Father John Schmitz celebrating. Graveside services and interment followed at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

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

Published 4-4-18

Michael Louis Hazel, 65
Michael Louis Hazel, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in his home. He was born May 12, 1952 in Kansas City, Missouri the only son of Albert C. and Wilma Geraldine (Timm) Hazel.

On October 10, 2016 in Leonidas, Michigan he was united in marriage to Cheryl Jo Ann Wiles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Al and Wilma Hazel and an Aunt, Arline Timm.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Hazel of the home; five children, David Hazel and wife Sheri of Walker, Missouri, Kim Eiland of Grandview, Missouri, Melissa Shamp of Christiansted, St. Croix, Cheri Roller and husband Josh of Kansas City, Missouri and Alisabeth Ogle of Kansas City, Missouri; six grandchildren, Jacob Hazel, Kayla Harris and husband Owen, Rodney Ryans and wife Shelby, Trenton Roller, Gavin Roller and Ashton Roller; six great-grandchildren, Audrey, Piper, Grace, Carmine, Phillip and Hunter; cousins, Steve Stock and wife Sherri, Nick Stock and wife Jenni and Samantha Hayden and a host of other relatives and friends.

Michael was raised in the Kansas City area. He was a teamster and retired from Yellow Freight. He enjoyed his retirement at the Lake of the Ozarks. He loved playing cards, entertaining friends and fishing. Most of all, his family brought him joy.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 28 Event Space (The Station), 1300 W. 28th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.

In lieu of flowers, a donation box was set up at the celebration for 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.


Margaret M. “Marge” Rahloff, 57
Margaret M. “Marge” Rahloff, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018 at her home in Osage Beach.

Marge was born August 24, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the daughter of Ronald (Harriet) Potempa and Marcia (Cudzich) Wesley.

On August 13, 1988, Marge was married to Bob Rahloff in Schiller Park, Illinois, and together they shared over 29 years of marriage at the time of her death.

Marge worked as a supervisor for ADP for 34 years in Payroll Services. Marge loved collecting and enjoyed going to garage sales searching for treasures, she also enjoyed cooking and was an excellent cook. She was an avid coupon user and loved to shop.

Marge is survived by her husband Bob; her father Ronald Potempa and wife Harriet; her mother Marcia Wesley; her sister Deborah Kalb and Darrell Eurich; her brother Ronald Potempa and wife, Carmon.

She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews including: Ashley and Tyler Furlan and Jia Potempa. Brother in law Charlie and Cindy Rohloff; nephew Ralph (Chip) and Charlotte Rohloff; grand-nephews: Matthew, Ryan and Victoria Rohloff. Nephew Tim and Rynee Rohloff, Great nephew Zackory and Caroline Rohloff and numerous other family members and friends both in Osage Beach and Chicago.

Services were held Wednesday, March 21, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, 514 Hwy. 42, Osage Beach, Missouri 65065. A Catholic Service was officiated by the Rev. Msgr. Marion Makarewicz of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

Memorial donations are suggested to Medical Marijuana Research.

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.


Jack David Williams, 84
Jack David Williams, of Versailles, passed away Friday, March 16, 2018, at his home. He was born August 25, 1933, in Morgan County, a son of the late Roy Vincil and Carrie C. (Sherman) Williams.

He was united in marriage on October 10, 1964, at the Fortuna Baptist Church to his surviving wife, Sarah (Tankersley) Williams.

Jack was a veteran of the United States Navy having served in Hawaii and California.

He owned and operated R.V. Williams lumberyard in Versailles for many years.

At a young age, Jack joined the Versailles United Methodist Church.

In his earlier years, he enjoyed league bowling. Most recently, he spent time hunting, fishing and shooting trap.

In addition to his wife, Sarah, he is survived by his children, Rebecca Meyer and husband Ronald of Versailles, Missouri, Terry Williams of Fortuna, Missouri, Jacqueline Williams of Versailles, Missouri, David Williams of Versailles, Missouri, Vince Williams and wife Lorena of Kansas City, Missouri and Todd Williams of Versailles, Missouri; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; brothers, Andrew Williams and wife Alice of Jacksonville, Florida and Frederick Gene Williams and wife Mary of Asheville, North Carolina; sisters, Jeanette Cortes and husband Don of Blue Springs, Missouri, Gerald Robbins and husband Ron of Warsaw, Missouri, Nancy Duncan of Houston, Texas and Judith Garrett and husband Ed of Louisville, Kentucky and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Brian Clayton Williams, daughter, Karry Williams Richardson, brothers, Sherman Williams and Roy Williams and sisters, Madalyn Williams, Mary Lou Fuller, Sarah Mae Zimmerman and Elizabeth Ann Meyers.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 20, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 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.


Don Kevin Anderson, 60
Don Kevin Anderson, son of Charles S. Anderson and Delores M. Bukaty (Late), was born, March 26, 1957 in Kansas City, Kansas. He passed away March 2, 2018, in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of sixty years, eleven months and four days.

Don is survived by his father, Charles; four siblings, Glen Anderson and wife Rebecca of Sammamish, Washington, Keith Anderson of Kansas City, Kansas, Dene’ Vogrin and husband James of Kansas City, Kansas, and Marsha Anderson of Climax Springs, Missouri; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Delores and three brothers, David Anderson, Mark Anderson, and Dale Anderson.

Don was raised in Kansas City, Kansas before deciding to move to Climax Springs in 2003 to be closer to his mother and father.

Don worked at The Shed Restaurant in Climax Springs as a cook and also volunteered at Climax Springs Civic Center. He was the “Go-To-Guy” in the neighborhood.

Don was a member of Our Lady of Snows Mission Church.

He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and making birdhouses for neighbors and friends. His favorite pastime was listening to country music.

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

Mass of Christian burial was held Friday, March 23, 2018 at Our Lady of the Snows Mission Church, Climax Springs, Missouri. Private inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family

Monetary donations may be made to the Lake Regional Cancer Center Hope Program.
Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri.


Marleen Dee Bolster, 71
Marleen Dee Bolster, of Laurie, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 at her home. She was born August 25, 1946 in Denver, Colorado, a daughter of James Richard and Delores Helen (Funke) Cameron.

On September 1, 1967 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, she was united in marriage to Michael Alad Bolster. Together they shared fifty years of marriage.

She was raised in Colorado and remained there after her marriage to Michael. They moved to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1981, where she worked as a realtor. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, oil painting and was amazing at cross stitch. She loved the outdoors, especially camping and fishing. Most of all, time spent with her family brought her joy.

Survivors include her husband Michael Bolster of the home; a daughter, Cindy Burnett and husband Bruce of Laurie, Missouri; three grandchildren, Laura Simpson and husband Trevor of Edwards, Missouri, Hope Dahlhoff of Warrensburg, Missouri and John Hollandsworth of Blue Springs, Missouri; three great-grandchildren, Katie Ethington, Troy Ethington and Chase Simpson; a brother, Carl Cameron and wife Ann of North Kansas City, Missouri and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Chad A. Bolster and a brother, John Cameron.

A private burial will be at Garber Memorial Estates, Laurie.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus.

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

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


Herbert E. “Griz” Binsbacher, Jr., 82
Herbert E. “Griz” Binsbacher, Jr., of Gravois Mills, MO, formerly of Kansas City, MO, passed away on March 17, 2018. Born March 9, 1936, to Anna Binsbacher (Hamm) and Herbert E. Binsbacher, Sr., of Stanton, MO, where he later graduated from Sullivan High School in 1953.

Herb joined the US. Army in 1956, continuing to serve for 31 years, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 4th class U.S. Army Reserve.

A life-long gunsmith, Herb was a 25-year veteran of the Kansas City Police Department with career emphasis in firearm and ballistic science, firearm instruction, marksmanship excellence, successfully representing the department in multiple local, state and national firearms competitions.

Herb loved his family deeply, lived an exceptionally full life, believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, and was a member of West Union Baptist Church. He is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann (Keith) Felts, Plattsburg, MO and Ruth Ann (Kevin) Kolb of Overland Park, KS; grandsons, Myron, Brandon, Reggie (Samantha) Felts; Scott (Crystal) Kolb, and great-granddaughter, Heidi Allene Kolb.

Funeral services with full military honors was held Saturday, March 24, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

Private family graveside services and interment will be held in Stanton Cemetery in Franklin County, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, 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 Funeral Home of Versailles.

 

Published 3-28-18

Dr. Howard W. Osborn, 78
Dr. Howard W. Osborn, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Dr. Osborn was born October 29, 1939 in Iola, Kansas. He was the son of Thomas Omar and Ellen (Hickson) Osborn.

On October 5, 1963 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, he was married to Barbara Mueller, who survives. They had shared over 54 years together as husband and wife.

After graduating from Kansas State University in 1961, Dr. Osborn earned his medical degree at the Kansas City University of Medical and Biosciences at the College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1965. Dr. Osborn practiced family medicine for 30 years in the Kansas City area.

He enjoyed his time as a member of the K-State Alumni Association, often traveling with and promoting the association with fellow Alumni members. Dr. Osborn proudly served as past Campsite Commissioner and Physician for the H. Roe Bartle Boy Scout Reservation and was a life member of MAOPS.

Dr. Osborn and Barbara moved to Lake of the Ozarks in 1998, where he continued practicing family medicine for an additional eight years before retiring in 2006.

Dr. Osborn enjoyed spending days outdoors, tending to his yard and beautiful roses and feeding the birds that graced his yard. He especially enjoyed feeding and watching hummingbirds. He loved all animals, but had a special place in his heart for dogs, especially his Boxers.

Dr. Osborn was an avid reader and enjoyed working on crossword puzzles. He also loved to throw a BBQ any chance he could and his love for his Alumni, K-State never wavered, even to the creation of his “K-State Man Cave”.

Among all his life accomplishments and hobbies, his greatest joy in life, was his family.

Dr. Osborn is survived by his loving wife Barbara; his sons, Ron Osborn of Olathe, Kansas, Dan Osborn of Schuyler, Nebraska and Jon Osborn and wife, Cintia, of Glen Burnie, Maryland; his daughter Deb Osborn and significant other, Robert Barnhill, of Gardner, Kansas; his sister, Grayce Powell and husband, Larry, of Iola, Kansas; two grandchildren, Barbara and Cynthia Joanna; along with several other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Ellen Osborn.

Funeral Services were held Friday, March 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Harper Chapel United Methodist Church in Osage Beach, Missouri.

A second service was held Saturday, March 10 at Bruce Funeral Home in Gardner, Kansas. Interment followed at Ozark Colony Cemetery in Colony, Kansas.

Memorial donations are suggested to either K-State, Harper Chapel United Methodist Church, KC Osteopathic Association, or H. Roe Bartle Boy Scout Camp. Please place “In Memory of Dr. Howard W. Osborn” on memorials.

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.


Frances Susanna Tankersley, 99
Frances Susanna Tankersley, Fortuna, MO, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, March 5, 2018. She was born on May 10, 1918, in Cooper County, MO, to parents Jesse Edwards Rowles and Pauline Tavenner Rowles.

Frances and her family spent her youth in and around the Bunceton and Otterville area, and she attended Tipton High School, oftentimes riding a mule to get there.

Frances married Orvel Clayton Tankersley of Fortuna on January 19, 1937, after a brief courtship, and settled in the Fortuna area. She was a homemaker who raised six children, cared for numerous grandchildren, tended a large garden, and worked side-by-side with Orvel on their farm near Versailles.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years; her parents; three brothers: Townsend Rowles of Montrose, CO, Jesse E. Rowles of Windsor, MO, and John R. Rowles of Marshall, MO; four sisters: Grace Banks of Sedalia, Mo; Mary Long of Leeton, MO; Doris Motsinger of Calhoun, MO; and Margaret Schwartz of Sedalia, MO. She was also preceded in death by three grandchildren: Brian Williams, Karry Williams, and Travis Tankersley.

Frances is survived by her six children: Paul Tankersley (Dorothy) of Versailles, MO; John Tankersley (Georgene) of Fortuna, MO; Sarah Williams (Jack) of Versailles, MO; George Tankersley (Kathy) of Gravois Mills, MO; Dale Tankersley (Kathy) of Syracuse, MO; and Lynn Beasley (David) of Marietta, GA.

She is also survived by 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great grandchild.

She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Frances will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother whose greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. She was a woman of deep faith, and she lived her faith in her daily life and her interactions with others.

She was always willing to help others in need, and her frequent saying was “never judge another person until you have walked a mile in their shoes.”

A celebration of her life was held Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles, MO, with graveside services immediately followed at the Newkirk Cemetery near Fortuna, MO.

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.


Ricky Lee Wood, 63
Ricky Lee Wood, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, Jefferson City, Missouri. He was born February 13, 1955 in Versailles, Missouri a son of William Joseph and Juanita Jenae (Dillon) Wood.

On April 19, 1972 in Kansas City, Kansas, he was united in marriage to Eunice Ann Heart and together they shared the past forty-five years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Wood and Juanita Raeder and his siblings, Ray Wood, Connie Howser, John Wood and James Raeder.

Survivors include his wife, Eunice Wood of the home; two sons, Kaven Wood and wife Jennifer of Rock Port, Missouri and Ricky Wood and wife Katrina of Independence, Missouri; five grandsons, Zachary Wood, Michael Roith, Hayden Wood, Keaton Wood and Ethan Wood; a great-grandson, Carson Wood; a brother, Billy Wood and husband Allen Flanagan of Kinston, North Carolina and a host of other relatives and friends.

Ricky was raised in Gravois Mills, Missouri and as a youngster, the family moved to Kansas City, Kansas. He worked at packing houses early in his career and later became a maintenance technician.

Ricky and Eunice retired to Gravois Mills in 2005. In his spare time, he enjoyed the outdoors, especially deer hunting and fishing.

Services were held Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. Burial followed in Versailles Cemetery.

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

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


Guido Clinton Hibdon, Jr., 71
Guido Clinton Hibdon, Jr., of Stover, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, Jefferson City, Missouri.

He was born July 10, 1946 in Gravois Mills, Missouri where he lived and attended school. On October 28, 1966, he married Stella Conner. They continued to live in the Lake of the Ozarks area.

Guido was an avid sportsman. He spent his life doing what he loved…hunting and fishing. He was well known in the professional fishing industry for over thirty-five years.

Guido loved spending time with his family and friends, also, you could often find him in his shop making fishing bait.

Survivors include his wife, Stella Hibdon of the home; three children, Dotty Herring and husband Dale of Pell City, Alabama, Chuck Humphrey and wife Marla of Sunrise Beach, Missouri and Dion Hibdon and wife Amy of Versailles, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren, Jenni, Tim, Jr., Erika, Emily, Mathew, Hayley, Nick, Payden, Mitchell, Connar, Lawson, Reagan, Sam and Ben; five great-grandchildren, Summer, Madison, Hunter, Ruth Grace and Piper and many other relatives and friends.

Guido was preceded in death by his parents, Guido, Sr. and Mamie Hibdon; his brothers, Teen, Gail and John Clinton Hibdon and his great-granddaughter, Paisley Hibdon.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.


Charles “Charlie” Leiby, 69
Charles “Charlie” Leiby, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018, at his home. He was born November 18, 1948, at Castle Air Force Base in Merced, California, son of the late Chester E. and Vera Virginia (Conley) Leiby.

On March 4, 1972, he married Crystal “Chris” (Bennett) Leiby and together they had two daughters, Carrie and Cassie. Charlie and Chris divorced on January 19, 1999.

Charlie was baptized in 1949 and confirmed on February 25, 1962, at the Christ Lutheran Church in Stover.

He graduated in 1966 from Morgan County R-1 High School in Stover. He became a licensed cosmetologist practicing from 1967 to 2000.

In 1976, he worked with Mary Heimsoth at the Head Shed in Stover for a few years.

Charlie also worked at Brown Shoe Factory in the early 1970’s, he worked as a Morgan County dispatcher from 1974-1979, was employed at Dixon Ticonderoga Pencil Factory from 1979 to 1997 and worked for the Department of Corrections for a short period of time.

Charlie enjoyed cheering for Missouri Basketball, the Kansas City Chiefs and was an avid NASCAR fan. He loved his dog, Max, who has been his loyal companion for several years.

He is survived by his daughters, Carrie Mitchell and husband Don of Osage Beach and Cassie Applebury and husband Jason of Versailles; his granddaughter, Emily Applebury and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Craig Leiby.

A celebration of Charlie’s life was held Thursday, March 15, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Inurnment will be held at a later date 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.


Lorin James Gates, 62
Lorin James Gates, of Laurie, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. He was born February 4, 1956, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, a son of the late A. Allen and Dorothy Mae (Doane) Gates.

His family moved from Idaho to Missouri in 1964, when Lorin was eight years old. He was a 1975 graduate of Morgan County R-II High School in Versailles. He was an automotive enthusiast, sportsman and movie buff. He worked at Troutdale Ranch in Gravois Mills for nearly thirty-five years. Lorin was a loyal, generous friend to all and a loving father.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Lorin is survived by his son, Brett Douglas Gates of Kansas City, Missouri; sister, Vickie Gates Jost and husband Randy of Westminster, Colorado; nieces, Halie Jost Oyler, Emelia Jost Torres and Jennifer Gates and nephews, Thomas Jost and Brad Jost.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Janice Gates and brother, Terry Gates.

Graveside services and inurnment will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 2nd, at 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.

Published 3-21-18

Kevin Keith Becker, 61
Kevin Keith Becker, father and grandfather, was born to Edwin P. and Vernie Unruh Becker on November 20, 1956. Without a chance to say goodbye, he passed away on February 26, 2018. He was sixty-one years old. The cause of death was cardiac arrest.

Kevin grew up in the Moundridge area where he received his formal education, completing high school. He was baptized into the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite on February 15, 1976, by his brother-in-law, Minister Doyle Johnson.

On December 30, 1983, he was married to Cynthia Koehn, by Minister Doyle Johnson. They shared the joys and sorrows of life for thirty-four years. Their first several years of married life were spent in Moundridge. In March of 1990, they moved to Barnett, Missouri.

Their home was blessed with three daughters. Kevin loved them dearly and taught the girls honesty and to always do what was right. As each son-in-law joined the family, he loved them as his own. His seven grandchildren brought much joy to him.

Being a man of prayer, personal and family devotions were important to him, and he wouldn’t start the day without them. He prayed daily for his parents until the time of their passing. He also mentioned each of us by name in prayer every day, including the grandchildren. He gave of himself and did his best to take care of them. He readily repaired their broken toys or fixed things in their homes.

Kevin believed if something was worth doing, it was worth doing very well. He was employed at Bradbury Manufacturing in Moundridge for a number of years. After they moved to Missouri, he became a plumber by trade. They were janitors at church for more than twenty-five years, which made it a way of life for them.

As a boy, a special highlight was the yearly trips to Colorado, camping with his family. He enjoyed the beauty of sunsets, often calling his family to share the moments together. Geography was of special interest to him. He loved maps and the history of many places.

In June of 2012, he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, but the Lord was gracious and granted him nearly six more years. A highlight in that time was the year spent as houseparents at the voluntary service unit in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The church was precious to Kevin and he didn’t question her care. He enjoyed visiting with people. His gentle, caring ways won him many friends. He was interested in the outreach of the Church and often expressed his concern for those who needed salvation. He was always sincere, but in his later years a greater measure of spiritual freedom was evident. Though he left no last words, his life was a testimony of his love to the Lord.

Left with precious memories are his wife, Cindy, Barnett, MO, three daughters, Kayla and Kevin Hiebert, Hillsboro, KS, Sheila and Tristan Yost, Bridgewater, ME, Sondra and Carlos Peters, Murray, KY, presently serving in El Salvador, seven grandchildren, Sami and Kolton Hiebert, Amber, Emily, and Kiara Yost, Ethan and Koby Peters, one sister, Carolee and David Koehn, Tonasket, WA, brother-in-law, Doyle Johnson, Moundridge, KS, parents-in-law, Floyd and Wanda Koehn, Versailles, MO, brother-in-law, Randy and Cheryl Koehn, Hardin, MT, sisters-in-law, Vernice, Versailles, MO, Carolee and Lonnie Penner, DeSmet, SD, Kyndra and Mervin Schultz, Versailles, MO, Kandace and Daniel Jantz, Bloomfield, IA, and many other friends and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jane.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 3, at the Beulah Mennonite Church near Versailles. Graveside services and interment followed in the Beulah Mennonite 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.


Karen Sue Mummert, 65
Karen Sue Mummert, of Sedalia, formerly of Laurie, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Fair View Nursing Home in Sedalia. She was born September 7, 1952, in Warrensburg, Missouri, a daughter of the late Roy A. and Minnie Hannah (Marxen) Moore.

On September 6, 1974, she was united in marriage to Lloyd Mummert who preceded her in death on March 4, 1998.

Karen was a 1970 graduate of Warrensburg High School. Following graduation, she graduated from cosmetology school in Warrensburg. She was employed at the Morgan County Library for many years until she was no longer able to work due to her health. When her children were young, she enjoyed volunteering her time as a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader.

Karen is survived by her children, Tanya Shaumeyer of Sedalia, Missouri and Brian Mummert of Laurie, Missouri; grandchildren, Steven Allison, Mackenzie Shaumeyer and Mallory Mummert; sisters, Mary Ann Bratten of Lebanon, Missouri and Kathryn Perron of Centerview, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Don Moore and Roy A. Moore, Jr. and sister, Laura Bailey.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 7, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Graveside services and interment followed in Garber Memorial Estates.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Tanya Shaumeyer in Karen’s memory. 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.


Richard L. Kelley, 69
Richard L. Kelley, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach.

He is survived by his family. Wife, children, grandsons, step-sons, step-grandsons, sister, brother and nephews.

He was veteran of the United States Marine Corps and retired from the Army Reserves. He served in Vietnam, Desert Storm, Bosnia and Iraq.

Dick’s civilian career was spent working in telecommunications and information technology. He retired in 2011 after forty years of service.

He was a member of the American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 in Sunrise Beach, the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Corps League Detachment #1137 and the VFW Post 5923 in Camdenton.

A celebration of life was held Monday, March 12, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel with Pastor Kelly Caldwell officiating. Full military honors followed the service under the auspices of the American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 and the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Corps League Detachment #1137.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Marine Corps League. 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 John Manzer, 92
Edward John Manzer, of Osage Beach, Missouri passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018. He was born November 8, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri to Frank and Emma Manzer.

In 1943 Ed joined the Army Air Corp and served as a B-25 Bomber Pilot until 1946. After his discharge, he was joined in marriage to Caroline Catherine Ruggeri on January 25, 1947 in St. Louis. Together they had six children, Marlen, Scott, Jeff, Joe, Steve and Vicki, and resided in High Ridge Missouri.

In 1960 Ed moved his family to Lake of the Ozarks and partnered with Art Burnau to open one of the first heating and cooling companies at the Lake.

Ed was talented in many facets of the construction field and enjoyed working with his hands and helping neighbors.

He also loved the lake and the many activities that it provided. From skiing to sailing to flying, he enjoyed life to the fullest and over the many years that he lived, he captured most if not all on his movie cameras.

Ed is survived by five of his children, Marlen and Jerry Frank of Osage Beach, Scott and Glenda Manzer of Linn Creek, Jeff and Qi Manzer of Osage Beach, Joe and Vicki Manzer of Camdenton, Steve Manzer of the U.S. Virgin Islands, one sister, Betty Ann Burchell of Apple Valley Calif., nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Emma, his wife Carol, two brothers Jim and John, and one daughter Vicki Barrett.

He will be missed by all.

Services with Military Honors was held Friday, March 9 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach.

Inurnment followed at Veterans Wall- Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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.


Mark Alden Zickefoose, 70
Mark Alden Zickefoose, son of Orval Eugene and Gayle Alene Stull Zickefoose, was born, October 1, 1947 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He passed away March 06, 2018, in his home, Camdenton at the age of seventy years.

On June 7, 1969 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa he was united in marriage to Judy Ann Foss and to this union two children were born. Together they shared forty-eight years of marriage.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lynn Messer.

Mark is survived by his wife, Judy Zickefoose; his son, Chad Zickefoose and wife Lori and children, Elissa, Jeremy, Justin, Nikolas and Jordan of Ozark; his daughter, Marci Jo Carter and her husband, Jason and children, Kelsie, Brett, Brock and Kyle; his siblings, Loren Zickefoose and Nan, Nancy Sasseen, Phil Zickefoose, Keith Zickefoose and Tammy and his brother-in-law, Romaine Messer.

Mark was raised in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in the class of 1967. He served our country from 1968-1970 in the United States Navy. Afterwards, he attended Palmer Chiropractic College where he graduated with his degree.

In February of 1977, Mark and Judy moved to Camdenton to take care of his parents. He taught at Lake Area Technical School for fifteen plus years as the building trade teacher. He started his dream hobby farm, which was all organic and very successful.

Mark was a Christian and they were members of First Baptist Church of Camdenton, later joining New Life Church of the Nazarene.

He had a passion for taking his grandchildren on adventures and teaching them about things that were important in life. Every day, he would text 555 to his girls and granddaughters, because it was the last triple digits of the day.

Memorial services were held Friday, March 9, 2018 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s and left at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri.

Published 3-14-18

Karen Lee Dickey, 55
Karen Lee Dickey, born on February 10th, 1963, a longtime resident of Falcon, Mo. went to be with the Lord on February 18, 2018.

She is survived by her mother Ms. Jeanine Vandenberg of Edwards, Mo. and her brother John Dickey and wife Janis of Olathe, Ks. and her sister Karla Woodworth and husband Rick of Ogden, UT. and stepsister Kathy Hill and husband Chester of Buffalo, Mo.

A Memorial service was held Saturday, March 17, 2018, at New Hope Methodist Church in Edwards, Mo.


Sally Elizabeth Lofstrom, 77
Sally Elizabeth Lofstrom, third child born to Eugene Olaf Lofstrom and Dorothy Arleen (Benton) Lofstrom, on May 5, 1940, passed away on January 20, 2018.

She grew up in Kansas City, Kansas until 1954 when the family moved to start a new business in Camdenton at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Upon graduation she was employed at Zenith and family businesses as well as the Dairy Queen and Walmart.

After retiring from Walmart she moved to Shell Knob. She resided at the Ozark Villas and treasures the friendships of all her neighbors there.

She loved to attend High School reunions. Crocheting was a favorite pastime and she made many afghans for friends and family. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Shell Knob.

Preceding her in death are grandparents, parents, step-father and brother, Terry Lofstrom.

“Aunt Sally” was much loved by her many nieces and nephews.

Surviving are Mrs. Joy Jamison of Kansas City, Missouri, Don and Delores Hollenbeck of Shell Knob and Darlene Lofstrom of Kansas City, Missouri.

Memorial services were held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Shell Knob. Burial was in Dale Blair Memorial Cemetery in Camdenton, Missouri.

Arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob.

Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences


Wendell D. Phillips, 69
Wendell D. Phillips, of Osage Beach, Missouri passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018 in Columbia, Missouri.

Wendell was born on February 7, 1949 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was the son of Kenneth and Loretta (Akley) Phillips.

He was united in marriage to Elaine Schindalga on July 1, 1978 in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Wendell served his country proudly in United States Marine Corp. Later in life, he was the owner of his own Upholstery Shop.

Wendell took pride in everything that was associated with the Marines and was a Marine at Large. He was a member of the VFW Post in Eldon, Missouri. Wendell also enjoyed watching TV often and painting pictures.

He is survived by his wife Elaine Phillips; brother Kenneth Phillips and Jane Russo, of Rancho Mission Viejo, California; brother in laws Richard Schindalga and wife Lynette of Warrenville, Illinois, Gerry Pate of Harrisburg, Missouri; nephew Darryn Phillips and wife Melyssa of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; nieces Nichole McCollum of Aurora, Illinois, Amanda Schindalga of Warrenville, Illinois; great nephews Alec Phillips and Max McCollum; and great niece Megan McCollum.

Wendell was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Loretta Phillips; his brother Frank Phillips and sister Kate Pate.

Service were held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Inurnment will take place at the Veterans Wall, Lake Memorial Gardens, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to American Cancer Association, St. Jude’s Children Hospital, or Operation Gratitude.

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.


Shirley Ann Sorensen, 66
Shirley Ann Sorensen, of Tunas, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018 at her home in Tunas.

Shirley was born February 2, 1952 in Smithland, Iowa. She was the daughter of Albert and Shirley (Jonas) Larson.

On September 23, 1978 in South Dakota, Shirley was married to Jerry Sorensen who preceded her in death February 24, 2003. They shared over 26 years together as husband and wife at the time of Jerry’s death.

Shirley enjoyed a long career as a Registered Nurse. In her off time from caring for patients, Shirley loved spending her days outdoors tending to her garden, cutting firewood, planting trees and going on nature walks.

She also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Shirley was a member of Tunas Christian Church where she loved baking for church fellowship dinners.

Shirley’s greatest joy in life was her family. She was a loving and devoted wife to her husband Jerry, and a caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her children and their families.

Shirley is survived by her sons, Chad Wiig and wife, Christiana, of Blythedale, Missouri and Jamey Virtue and wife, Stacey, of Ft. White, Florida; her daughters, Brandi Casteel and husband, Don, of Long Lane, Missouri, Melissa Grover and husband, Victor, of Ledyard, Iowa, and Rhonda Hillman and husband, Buddy, of Bakers City, Oregon; her brothers, Ronnie Larson of Oto, Iowa, Donnie Larson and wife, Carol, of Smithland, Iowa, and Lester Larson of Smithland, Iowa; her sister Sharon McDonald of Smithland, Iowa; sixteen grandchildren Kelc’, Aidan, Asa, Eli, Makayla, Pearson, Corbin, Garrett, Savanah, Sabra, Sadiey, Seth, James, Corey, Codey and Nevada; seven great-grandchildren; along with several other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Shirley Larson; and her husband Jerry Sorensen.

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5

Services were held Friday, March 2, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Macks Creek, Missouri.

Interment followed at AB Cemetery in Celt, Missouri.

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


Elmer Adolph Kloeppel, 81
Elmer Adolph Kloeppel, of Richland, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at his home.

Elmer was born September 4, 1936 in Freeburg, Missouri. He was the son of Conrad and Dorothy Kloeppel.

He was joined in marriage to Sharon Kay Wilkes on September 26, 1959. Together they had four children, Jerry, Robbie, Karen and Kelly. Sharon preceded Elmer in death on April 23, 1995.

Later, he was united in marriage to Diann Dudley on December 3, 2001, at which time his family expanded to include daughters Teresa and Pepper and son Jamey.

Elmer was a talented craftsman. He enjoyed woodworking and making all kinds of crafts. Elmer also loved being on the Lake, fishing and hunting. He took joy in playing all types of games, like cards and board games. Music and dancing were his greatest loves in life.

Elmer also dearly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Elmer is survived by his wife Diann of the home; six children, Jerry and Pauletta Kloeppel of Richland, Missouri, Karen and David May of Macks Creek, Missouri, Kelly Waters of Waynesville, Missouri, Teresa and Randy Johnisee of Camdenton, Missouri, Pepper Eidson and Dean Niccum of St. Robert, Missouri, Jamey and Jamie Dudley of Grapeview, Washington; one sister, Catherine Reed of Jefferson City, Missouri; and sixteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and numerous nephews, nieces and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Conrad and Dorothy Kloeppel; one son Robbie; one grandson Matthew; three brothers and seven sisters.

Services were held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri. Inurnment will be at a later date at Stanton Chapel Cemetery, Macks Creek, 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.

David Atwell Yarger, 85
David Atwell Yarger, of Versailles, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia.

He was born July 13, 1932, in Eldon, Missouri, son of the late Paul Swisher and Virginia Ruth (Atwell) Yarger.

David was a practicing attorney at law, graduating from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1961. He was an officer and navigator in the United States Air Force, stationed at Travis AFB, California, assigned to the Pacific Route.

David was the City Attorney for Versailles, Stover, Lake Ozark and Laurie, Missouri.

His loves aside from his family included law, the freedom of flying, traveling, navigating and the military. One of his favorite hobbies was visiting his condo in Lakeland, Florida. He also loved golf, though he may not have been the best player on the course.

Additionally, he enjoyed deer hunting and attending MU Athletics. Never wanting to retire, he practiced law until the end, as he always dreamed. He did “slow-down” working only four days per week over the last year.

David served his community and belonged to many organizations throughout his life. He was president of the Versailles Lions Club, a charter member of the National Cessna Pilots Association, member of the Missouri Pilots Association, American Legion and VFW, Rolling Hills Country Club and Bramble Ridge Golf Club. In addition, he was a former partner of the Woolsey-Yarger Law Firm in Versailles.

David married the late Barbara Haynes of Stover in 1955 and to this union they were blessed with three children, David P. Yarger, his wife Lauren Yarger, Janice Clark her husband, Don Clark and Jessica Rau and her husband, Alan Rau. To this union he also had the following grandchildren; Sarah Yarger, Betsey Clark, Byron Clark, Brian Yarger and Brock Rau.

David is also survived by his beloved wife, Beverly of Versailles, Missouri. David and Beverly were married in February, 1997. She followed his love of flying by obtaining her own license. They flew to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Alaska.

Of this union, he was blessed with two additional sons, Jeffrey T. Hughes and his wife, Gina Hughes and Jeremy C. Hughes and his wife, Krista Hughes. To this union, he gained the following grandchildren; Hannah Rogers, Bailey Clopton, Allison Rogers, Gabe Rogers, Jenna Hughes, Grant Hughes and Zachary Wessman-Hughes.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 3, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Rudy Beard officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

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

 

Published 3-7-18

Myra Jo Patton, 79
Myra Jo Patton, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born February 3, 1939, in Cave City, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Homer and Bartha Sisk.

Jo was a 1958 graduate of Leachville High School in Arkansas. On July 12, 1958, in Leachville, she married the love of her life, William A. “Bill” Patton.

In 1966, they relocated to Versailles to become an integral part of the launch of the Brown Shoe Factory in town. Later, she and Bill owned and operated the Montgomery Ward Catalog Store in Versailles for many years.

Jo retired from Perfumania in Osage Beach as a top producing national saleswoman for twelve years.

She was a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church. Jo’s family and church family were most cherished by her. Each and every person brought joy to her life.

Jo is survived by her loving husband, Bill of the home; daughter, Penny Haile of Versailles; three grandchildren, Miles Westhues, Tanner Westhues and Morgan Westhues; one brother; three sisters and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Michael Patton and Brad Patton, two sons-in-law, five brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 19, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Chris Bass and Jo’s nephew, Pastor Tony Criswell officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions will be dispersed to various charities of the family’s choice in care of Bill Patton. 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.


Sandy Lou White, 54
Sandy Lou White, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in University Hospital, Columbia, Missouri. She was born June 22, 1963 in Lubbock, Texas a daughter of Carlos Edwin and Rosie Evelyn (Caffey) White.

She was a life-long Versailles resident and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed time spent with friends, especially eating out and doing arts and crafts together. Sandy loved the outdoors and could be found camping and spending time at the creek as often as she could. She loved her cats and dogs and all other animals. Most of all, her family brought her joy.

Survivors include her husband, Douglas C. Heslip of the home; two children, Timothy White and fiancee, Cheyenne Lewis of Bolivar, Missouri and Sarina White and fiance, Travis Cowell of Versailles, Missouri; six grandchildren, Gavyn Coontz, Carson Lee White, Derrik Merriott, Scarlet White, Lorraine Brown and Wyatt Brown; a sister, Sue Poole of Idalou, Texas and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ruth Kay White and Nancy Ann Repp and a brother, Dwain Edin White.

Services were held Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. Burial followed in Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

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

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


Donna Jane Elder, 83
Donna Jane Elder, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018, at the Laurie Care Center.

She was born on February 17, 1935, in California, Missouri, the daughter of the late Edward and Lucille Jobe.

On April 10, 1954, she was married to the love of her life, Charles Elder who survives in Versailles.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Peters and her husband, Clayton of Brazito and Patty Pleus and her husband, Ron of Jefferson City; one sister, Kathy Manier of Houston, Missouri; five grandchildren, Dani Hainen of Brazito, Jeremiah Peters of Jefferson City, Mandi Peters of Etterville, Travis Pleus of Jefferson City and Matt Pleus of Columbia and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Kenneth Dean Jobe, sister, Linda Wilson and a special aunt and uncle, Pauline and Seth Hackney.

A lifelong resident of Central Missouri, she attended California High School. Donna was employed by Stride Rite Shoe Factory in Tipton for thirty-three years.

She was a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, reading, fishing and boating at the Lake of the Ozarks and going to the boats.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 23, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Donna Elder 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.

Gerald E. McKenzie, 84
Gerald E. McKenzie, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in The Fountains at Greenbriar, Independence, Missouri. He was born May 30, 1933 in Independence, Missouri a son of Cecil R. and Georgia Viola (Neyman) McKenzie.

On October 12, 1974 in Warsaw, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Bonnie S. Clark. Together they shared forty years of marriage until her passing on May 15, 2015.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bob and Jim McKenzie.

Gerald was a graduate of William Chrisman High School and served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War. After retiring as a manager from Armco Steel he owned and operated McKenzie Enterprises which specialized in real estate appraisals.

He was a member of Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church in Laurie. He was also a member of the Ozarks Community Elks Lodge #2705 in Laurie, the American Legion Post 624 in Sunrise Beach and the Independence #76 AF & AM Masonic Lodge. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, boating and travel.

Survivors include five daughters, Linda Pescetto of Independence, Missouri, Jerri Carmack of Overland Park, Kansas, Cheri Theodoropoulos of Kissimmee, Florida, Brenda See of Independence, Missouri and Vickie Jeffries of Independence, Missouri; three step-sons, Chuck Schaedler of Sugar Creek, Missouri and Steve Schaedler and Kevin Schaedler both of Independence, Missouri and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He was much loved and will be greatly missed.

A memorial service was held Saturday, February 24, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Parkinson's Support Groups c/o Patsy Dalton, 1311 Vintage Dr., Columbia, MO 65203.

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.


Welsey Edward Tull, Sr., 69
Welsey Edward Tull, Sr., of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 in his home. He was born January 18, 1949 in Independence, Missouri, a son of the late Donald Dean and Frances L. (Weems) Tull.

Wes was a carpenter in the lake area for almost forty years. In his young years, he worked as a stone mason. He was a member of The Door, Opened Door Christian Fellowship in Laurie.

Although he was bad at it, he loved golf and looked forward to the yearly HBLAMY family miniature golf tournament. He enjoyed poker games and in recent years spent time traveling. He was an avid outdoors man and hunted and fished as often as he could.

Survivors include his son, Wesley E. Tull, Jr. of Springfield, Virginia; three daughters, Jennifer Enemark and husband Tristan of Linn Creek, Missouri, Rachel Tull of Camdenton, Missouri and Emily Olivia Rose Tull of Linn Creek, Missouri; six grandchildren, Avalon, Graelem, Rigby, Hardison, Brae Lynn and Gleason; a brother, Daniel L. Tull of Helena, Montana; three sisters, Elaine Stewart of Red Oak, Iowa, Linda Croxton and husband Dennis of Osage Beach, Missouri and Vicky Gardner of Linn Creek, Missouri; special nephews, Aaron Tull, David Stewart and James Stewart and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Services were held Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Burial with military honors followed in Garber Memorial Estates, Laurie.

Memorial donations may be made to The Door, Opened Door Fellowship or MU School of Law-Veteran’s Clinic.

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

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


Deborah Ann Cunningham, 65
Deborah Ann Cunningham, of Macks Creek, Missouri passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at her home.

Deborah was born September 1, 1952 in Fort McClellan, Alabama. She was the daughter of Bernard and Ann (Bauer) Reilly.

On December 10, 2005 in Osage Beach, Missouri, Deborah was united in marriage to Wallace “Wally” Cunningham.

She worked in Sales as a Supervisor for Southwestern Bell. Deborah greatly enjoyed cooking for her friends and family whenever possible. She also had a love for the outdoors. Fishing, hunting and traveling were some of her favorite pastimes.

Deborah is survived by her husband Wally Cunningham; step son Daryl Cunningham and wife Katie of Camdenton, Missouri; step daughters Beth Sherrell and husband Jim of Macks Creek, Missouri and Denise Gieseke and husband Eric of Lincoln, Massachusetts; her sister Dee Hakenewerth and husband Leonard of St. Peters, Missouri; seven step grandchildren, Sarah, Tyler, Sydney, Caroline, Daniel, Nicholas, and Katherine; and nieces Deanna Draine and Jennifer McColgan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Ann Reilly.

Services were held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri. Interment will be at Roach Cemetery, Roach, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to Blue Moon Sanctuary, Linn Creek, Missouri.

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.

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