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 4-26-17
Carla June Herndon, 58
Carla June Herndon, of Versailles, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born July 26, 1958, in Boonville, Missouri, the daughter of James and Dixie (Charles) Lake.

On October 21, 1989, at Opened Door Christian Fellowship in Laurie, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, James Herndon.

Carla graduated from State Fair Community College in Sedalia with an Associate’s Degree in Business.

Her passion was amateur photography. She displayed many of her photographs at local fairs for others to enjoy. She also loved gardening and traveling and camping in their motor home.

Carla was a devoted member of The Door in Laurie where she was active in the Ladies of the Door, was a volunteer at the Royal Theatre for many years and when her children were young, she was active in 4-H.

In addition to her husband, James, she is survived by her children, Curtis Cunningham and wife Racheal of Versailles, Missouri, Melissa Juarez and husband Francisco of Versailles, Missouri, Jamie Herndon of Osage Beach, Missouri and Jessie Herndon of Fair Play, Colorado; grandchildren, Johnathan, Katarynna, Tiah, Lilyahna, Rhyland, Logan, Ian, Vincent and Alexander; her father, James Lake of Versailles, Missouri; brothers, Scott Lake and wife Carolyn and Mark Lake and wife Donita all of Barnett, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dixie Lake.

A celebration of Carla’s life will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 25th, at The Door in Laurie with Pastor Jerry Piker officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Royal Theatre, P.O. Box 273, Versailles, Missouri 65084.

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


Earl "Butch" C. Shipman, 60
Earl "Butch" C. Shipman, son of Earl Celestal and Ruth Blankenship Shipman, was born, May 13, 1956 in Lebanon, Missouri. He passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of sixty years, ten months and thirty days.

On August 31, 1981 he was united in marriage to Cheryl Benson and to this union two children were born. Together they shared years thirty-five of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Eddie Shipman; his sister, Bonnie Sue Kuhn and sister-in-law, Sharon Shipman.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Shipman of the home; his daughter, Heather Dean of Eldon, Missouri; his son, Heath Shipman of Columbia, Missouri; two grandchildren, James Strickland and Adenia Love; one great-granddaughter, Hadleigh Strickland; four siblings, Linda Starr and husband Danny of Camdenton, Missouri, Ellen Bradley and husband Rick of Montreal, Missouri, Fred Shipman and wife Peggy of Linn Creek, Missouri and Bill Shipman of Macks Creek, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Butch was raised in the Linn Creek area. He had spent many years building boat docks and later worked as a carpenter. God had blessed him with a special talent through his carpentry.

In his spare time, he enjoyed getting out and riding his motorcycle and his horses. He loved hunting, fishing and playing pool. The time he treasured the most though, was time spent with his family and friends.

Butch has blessed his family with many fond memories. He was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother and uncle.

A memorial visitation was held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made to the family 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.


Gertrude Aleen (Cox) Jackson, 88
Gertrude Aleen (Cox) Jackson, of Raytown, Missouri, passed away April 14, 2017 at home. Gertrude was born April 24, 1928 in Versailles, Missouri to Sherman and Sylvia Cox. She lived in Kansas City and Greenfield, Missouri most of her life.

As a child, she grew up in Versailles, Missouri and graduated from Versailles High School.

Gertrude’s greatest joys were her family and friends, her flower gardens, holidays and traveling around the U.S. with her husband.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Francis, Grace, Helen and Lorine “Dimples” and brothers, Bill, James, Sherman “Lester” and Lawrence.

Survivors include her loving husband, James Howard Jackson; sister, Jean Kopp; daughters, Barbara Hogue, Janet Rice and Gayle Brotherton; sons, James F. Jackson and Charles H. Jackson; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Services were held Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. (207 N. Monroe) Burial followed in Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to 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.


Donna Mae Spor, 80
Donna Mae Spor, 80, of New Cambria, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 in her home. She was born January 2, 1937 in Bunceton, Missouri, a daughter of John and Laura Francis (Williams) Arnold.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Curtis Doyel; two brothers, Billy Arnold and Darrell Arnold and a sister, Sharon Wilde.

Survivors include two sons, Steve Doyel and Mike Doyel both of Tipton, Missouri; a daughter, Rhonda Lusby and husband Keith of New Cambria, Missouri; ten grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two brothers, Glen Arnold and wife Susan of Oak Grove, Missouri and Wray Arnold and wife Carmie of Independence, Missouri; two sisters, Brenda Chunning and husband Rick of Buckner, Missouri and Deenie Wilkes and husband Dennis of Independence, Missouri; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.

Donna was raised in Bunceton, Missouri and lived in Kansas City and Tipton, Missouri most of her life. In her spare time, she enjoyed fishing and dancing.

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

Memorial donations may be made to American Lung 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.


Roy Allen Simpson, 72
Roy Allen Simpson, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri. He was born July 3, 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of Roy Herman and Willie Mae (Johnson) Simpson.

On November 18, 1962 n Miami, Oklahoma, he was united in marriage to Tobi Ann Tavernaro. Together they shared the past fifty-four years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Norma Jean Young.

Survivors include his wife, Tobi Simpson of the home; two sons, Ben Simpson and spouse, Marlo of Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Kenneth Simpson and souse, Brad Johnson of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; two grandsons, Benedetto Simpson and Cooper Simpson and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Roy was raised in Kansas City and made his home in Raytown, Missouri. He and Tobi retired to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1995. He owned and operated Excel Sales in Raytown which specialized in machinery.

He later established Excel Sales in Sunrise Beach which offered flags and statuary. He was affectionately known as the Flag Man. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Laurie.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Ozarks Kat and K9 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.
 

Published 4-19-17
James Edward Davenport, 74
James Edward Davenport, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 in his daughter’s home. He was born June 30, 1942 in Eldon, Missouri, a son of the late Charles Edward and Berbia Mae (Huff) Davenport.

He was married to Mary Vernie Speed. She preceded him in death on March 18, 2017.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Evelyn Sue Davenport.

Survivors include three children from a previous marriage; seven step-children; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three brothers, Herschel Davenport and David Davenport and wife Patt all of St. Joseph, Missouri and Charles Davenport of Versailles, Missouri; two sisters, Sandra McKenzie and husband Walt and Ruby Davenport all of Versailles, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.

James was raised in Versailles and was a graduate of Versailles High School in the class of 1960. He served his country proudly in the United State Marine Corp during the Vietnam War, where he was awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded. He was honorably discharged after sixteen years of faithful service. He then began a career and an over-the-road truck driver. He retired to Oklahoma City in 2011.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Jimmy Edward Easley, 68
Jimmy Edward Easley, of Gravois Mills, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017, in his home, surrounded with the love of his family. He was born January 20, 1949, in Gurdon, Arkansas, a son of the late Connie and Bell (Hammonds) Easley.

He was united in marriage to Vicky Renee’ Wagner on July 29, 1998, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She preceded him in death on August 12, 2016.

Jimmy was a veteran of the United States Army, who served as a Ranger under Special Forces during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with two stars, Parachuting Badge, as well as, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 device.

He spent time working in a variety of trades, including machinist, stay-at-home dad, and farming. He was a philosopher who had many hobbies including, candle making, wood working, and glass blowing.

He received a degree at VoTech Community College and continued his studies in business at Henderson State University.

Jimmy was a beloved father, grandfather, husband, uncle, and friend.

He is survived by his daughters, Ginger Hickman and husband Michael of Fairview Heights, Illinois and Dana Burchell and husband Jason of Springfield, Missouri; his son, Shawn E. Tennison and wife Careen of Springfield, Missouri; grandchildren, Angelina Hickman, Seth Hickman, Angela Hagerman, Emily Hagerman and Matthew Hagerman; sisters, Mae Randalls of Midfield, Texas and Loice Kliem of Blessing, Texas and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many other family and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Easley, sister, Opal Talley and a grandson, Corey Hickman.

Graveside services and inurnment was held Friday, April 14, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Fort Leonard where he will be laid to rest, with full military honors, beside his wife. A repass will directly follow the ceremony.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


James Taylor Chuculate, 92
James Taylor Chuculate, son of Moses Buffington and Mary Cordelia Taylor Chuculate, was born, October 29, 1924 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He passed away April 9, 2017 at the age of 92 years and 5 months.

On June 5, 1943 in Leavenworth County, Kansas, he was united in marriage to Louise Adair. Together they shared 62 years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise; his parents; a brother, Odell; a sister, Ora Lee Chuculate Woods; a step-brother, Grady Chuculate; two sons, James Taylor Chuculate, II, and Charles Adair Chuculate; one grandson, James Chuculate, III, and two sons-in-law, Michael Lafferty and Larry Porter.

Survivors include: four daughters: Lee Anna Mitchell (Bruce), Camdenton, Missouri; Sandra Porter, Phillipsburg, New Jersey; Barbara Lafferty, Camdenton, Missouri; Margaret Shoup (Vernon), Centennial, Colorado; and six grandchildren: Rachel Porter, Phillipsburg, New Jersey; Scott Mitchell (Jisun), San Diego, California; Chris Mitchell (Beth), Brooklyn, New York; Melissa Arnie (Nigel), Pasadena, Maryland; Eric Shoup (Sara), Waco, Texas; Ryan Shoup (Elisa), Aurora, Colorado; and five great-grandchildren: Sophia Louise Marquez of Phillipsburg, New Jersey; Alice Lee and Walter Lee Mitchell of San Diego, California, Wyatt Abram Shoup of Waco, TX, James Arthur Mitchell of Brooklyn, NY, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

James was a member of the Cherokee tribe, Wolf clan. As a child he attended Seneca Indian School near Wyandotte, OK and graduated from Chilocco Indian School in Chilocco, OK in 1940.

James served his country in military service from 1942 – 1946, first in the Signal Corps, then as a pilot in the Army Air Forces.

He was a proud alumnus of University of Kansas, graduating with a B.S in Business and Accounting in June, 1949.

James worked for Dun and Bradstreet in Kansas City, Missouri and Wichita, Kansas and for the Federal Small Business Administration in Des Moines, IA, Washington, D.C. and Denver, Colorado. He was Chief of the Financial Division of the six state region 8 of SBA when he retired in 1985.

In his spare time, he enjoyed playing poker, golfing, and reading books about world and U.S. history. He spent many hours researching genealogy, creating a database for his family and other relatives. He loved spending time with his family.

James was a loving and generous husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle and a caring friend and neighbor. N

We celebrate his life and his accomplishments and will treasure the memories he created for his family and friends. His positive outlook and gentle spirit were his greatest gifts. He will be dearly missed by family and friends, but never forgotten.

In lieu of a visitation and funeral, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

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


Manix Layne Schmidt, 29
Manix Layne Schmidt, of Tipton, Missouri, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 in Tipton. He was born September 17, 1987 in Columbia, Missouri, a son of Charles William and Glenda Marie (Bolin) Schmidt.

His mother, Glenda, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his father, Charles Schmidt of Tipton, Missouri; two brothers, Lance Wayne Schmidt of Lebanon, Missouri and Dennis Allan Schmidt and wife Jamie of Eldon, Missouri; a sister, Katie Lynn Campbell and husband David of Sturgeon, Missouri; four nephews, Chase A. Campbell, Adam B. Campbell, Ethan W. Schmidt and Logan D. Schmidt and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Manix lived in Tipton most of his life where he worked as a plumber. He was a graduate of Tipton High school. He served his country proudly in the United States Army until he received a medical discharge.

In his free time he loved to go rock hunting and fishing. Most of all, he enjoyed his dog, Wiggs.

No formal funeral services will be held.

Memorial donations may be made to Special Olympics.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Jacqueline Rae Owens Harris- Crow, 35
Jacqueline Rae Owens Harris- Crow, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away at her home on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Jacqueline was born July 14, 1981 in Page, Arizona the daughter of Irene & Noble Harris of Page, AZ and the late William Eugene “Gene” Owens of Camdenton, MO.

She was united in marriage Sept 22, 2004 to James Crow in Camdenton, MO.

Jacqueline worked for Sonic in Camdenton, MO. She loved to fish, being outdoors, loved music and motorcycles. Her greatest joy and passion in life was her children.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Surviving are her children Keith Edelman and Kendra Crow both of Camdenton, MO and husband James Crow of Camdenton, MO; her mom Irene and daddy Noble Harris of Page, AZ, one sister Dusty (Jeremy) Kocjan, niece Kenzie Kocjan of Page, AZ, Grandmother; Lois Fields of Hartville, MO, Aunt Anna Denny of Camdenton, MO, Uncle Danny Langston of Hartville, MO; Grandparents Frank and Sylvia Hall of Reserve, NM; along with many other relatives and friends.

Jacqueline was preceded in death by her father William Eugene “Gene” Owens.

Services were held Friday, April 14, 2017, at Potters House in Camdenton, Missouri.

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

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

Irene Z. Stauffer, 57
Irene Z. Stauffer, 57 years, seven months and 24 days, of Barnett, Missouri, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017. She was born August 19, 1959 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Daniel and the late Emma S. Zimmerman.

She married Lester B. Stauffer, who survives of the home, on March 4, 1982 in Morgan County, Missouri.

She was a member of Hopewell Mennonite Church near Barnett.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her father, Daniel and step-mother, Ada Zimmerman of Barnett, Missouri; six sons, Clair and Kathryn of Spencer, Tennessee, Eugene and Mabel of Barnett, Missouri, Marlin and Alma of Barnett, Missouri, Glen and Annie of Versailles, Missouri, Elvin and Anna Mary of Barnett, Missouri and David Lee of the home; a daughter, Regina of the home; two brothers, Edward and Ruth Ann Zimmerman of Emden, Missouri and Ruben and Nora Zimmerman of Barnett, Missouri; two sisters, Esther married Lewis Hoover of Latham, Missouri and Ruth married Raymond Shirk, Jr. of Barnett, Missouri; two step-brothers, Elvin and Lovina Zimmerman of Spencer, Tennessee and Curvin and Lowella Zimmerman of Barnett, Missouri; five step-sisters, Emma married Alvin Weaver of Barnett, Missouri, Lena married Edwin Zimmerman of Versailles, Missouri, Esther married Abel Leinbach of Versailles, Missouri, Ada Mae married John David Shirk of Barnett, Missouri and Mabel married Irvin Martin, Jr. of Barnett, Missouri; twenty-three grandchildren and a host of other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Emma and a step-sister, Annette (Mrs. Earl) Leinbach.

Funeral services were be held Monday, April 17, 2017 in the family home and 9:30 a.m. in the Hopewell Mennonite Church with Raymond Shirk, Curvin Zimmerman, Raymond Stauffer and Leonard Martin officiating.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Hoover, Lamar Zimmerman, Ivan Shirk, James Stauffer, Vernon Stauffer and Noah Stauffer. Interment will be in the Hopewell Mennonite Cemetery.

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

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

Published 4-12-17
Monty Leon Skinner, 54
Monty Leon Skinner, of Macks Creek, Missouri, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by family.

Monty was born March 17, 1963 in Macks Creek, Missouri, the son of Leon and Beverly (Montgomery) Skinner.

On August 5, 1989, in Camdenton, Missouri, Monty was united in marriage to Kay Stoner. They shared over 27 years together at the time of his death.

Monty was saved at a young age and was a member of Mission Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. He knew the Lord, the word of God, and where he would spend his eternity.

Monty worked for the Missouri Department of Conservation which he loved dearly. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchild. He was a father to many children who were in and out of his home for many years.

Monty was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, loving son, and a caring brother, neighbor and friend. He will be missed sorely by those who knew and loved him.

Monty is survived by his wife, Kay, of the home; his sons, Richard Eidson of Linn Creek, Logan Skinner and wife, Kendra, of Springfield; his daughters, Crissy Hufferd and husband, Rich, of Macks Creek and Charlee Skinner of Wheatland; his brothers, Darrin Skinner of Camdenton, and Jr Skinner of Macks Creek; and his sister Karen King of Hermitage; twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild; his parents Leon and Beverly Skinner; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his Uncle Johnny.

Services for Monty were held Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Macks Creek, Missouri with Brother Gary Conway officiating.

Interment was at Stanton Chapel Cemetery in Macks Creek, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus.

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.


Mary “Lou” Harper, 78

Mary “Lou” Harper, of Laurie, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. She was born April 24, 1938, in Crocker, Missouri, the daughter of the late Herman and Jennie May (Turner) Jones.

On June 17, 1972, in Crocker, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Lile Harper.

Lou was a member of the Crocker Presbyterian Church and the Lady Elks Auxiliary #2705 in Laurie.

She enjoyed spending her spare time bowling, crocheting and flower gardening.

In addition to her husband, Lile, she is survived by her children, Bobbie Jo Wallace and husband Rod of Salem, Oregon, Jack Richard Elliott and wife Ginger of Tucson, Arizona, Joe Elliott and wife Teresa of Camdenton, Missouri, Melvin Harper and wife Jill of Republic, Missouri and Sharron Kennedy of Fair Play, Missouri; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Phillip Jones and a granddaughter, Jamie Decker.

A celebration of Lou’s life was held Thursday, April 6, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Laurie with Pastor Nick Stutesman officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to CMH Hospice, 1500 N. Oakland, Bolivar, Missouri 65613.

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 Laurie.


Matthew Troy Marriott, 46
Matthew Troy Marriott, of Sedalia, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas. He was born September 3, 1970, in Sedalia, Missouri, the son of the late William J. and Bonnie L. (Laughlin) Marriott.

Matthew worked as a welder at DeLong’s for many years. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and laughing with friends. Matthew was known to his family and friends for his practical jokes, stubborn personality, and tender heart.

He is survived by his four children, Amber Yeager of Sedalia, Missouri, Laura Thompson of Laurie, Missouri, Trenady Marriott and Ariana Marriott of the home; a sister Rita G Marriott of Warsaw, Missouri; a brother William M Marriott of Olathe, Kansas; and 3 grandchildren, Brayton, Lainey, and Enton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Bonnie Marriott; and sister, Renee Wood.

Private family graveside services and inurnment will be held at a later date 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.


Francisus J. "Frank" Baldwin, 84
Francisus J. "Frank" Baldwin, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at his home in Osage Beach.

Frank was born November 12, 1932 in Tillburg, Holland. He was the son of Benedictus and Cornelia (Beaard) Baldwin, and had several brothers and sisters.

On May 16, 1959 in Toronto, Canada, Frank was united in marriage to Gertrude “Gert” Mayer, who preceded him in death on October 23, 2015. They had shared 56 years of marriage together at the time of Gert’s death.

Frank was employed with Brown Shoe Company as an award winning master shoe designer. He had an enormous passion for life and unstoppable energy and drive. His perfectionist mindset drove him to do any job to the highest level possible. Frank had an unconditional love for people, and would light up any room with his amazing smile. He loved living at Lake of the Ozarks and the people he became friends with.

Frank is survived by his sons, Buckley Baldwin and Edwin Baldwin, both of Glen Allen, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife Gert, who he lovely called Sunshine.

Services were held Monday, April 10, 2017 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.


Ronald Alan McKenzie, 82
Ronald Alan McKenzie, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in E.W. Thompson Health and Rehab Center, Sedalia, Missouri. He was born February 27, 1935 in Kansas City, Kansas a son of the late James Alan and Esther (Steinmier) McKenzie.

On August 24, 1957 in Lafayette, California, he was united in marriage to Doral Ann Hansen and to this union four children were born. Together they shared fifty-seven years of marriage until her passing on July 8, 2015.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a son, Scott McKenzie and a granddaughter, Keisha Wallace.

Survivors include his daughter, Vicki Wallace of Sedalia, Missouri; two sons, Mike McKenzie of Desloge, Missouri and Rick McKenzie of San Antonio, Texas; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, James G. McKenzie of Russellville, Arkansas and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Ron was raised in the Kansas City area. He served his country proudly in the United State Navy Reserves. He moved to California where he met and married Ann. They made their home in Kansas City and later lived in Arkansas and settled in Sunrise Beach, Missouri. He worked as a general contractor.

Funeral services were held at Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Inurnment will be in Garber Memorial Estates

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

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


Shirley (Johnson) Rumans, 94
Shirley (Johnson) Rumans, of Owensville, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, at the Victorian Place in Owensville. She was born March 2, 1923, in San Bernardino, California, the daughter of the late Harry T. and Dodie O. (McWilliams) Johnson.

On September 23, 1946, in Laurie, she was united in marriage to Ben Joe Rumans, who preceded her in death on May 26, 2006.

Shirley was a veteran of the Women’s Army Corps having served in World War II.

Her favorite hobbies included fishing and flower gardening, but most of all, she loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandson.

She is survived by her daughters, Holly Parrish and husband Deryl of Bolivar, Missouri and Mindy Peters and husband Bill of Owensville, Missouri; grandchildren, Melissa Lansdown and husband Kenny, Rick Scholten and wife Amanda and Joshua Rogers and wife Rachel; great-grandchildren, Jessica Yorgi and husband Morgan, Asa Scholten, Tara Rogers and Jacob Rogers and great-great-grandson, Grayson Lansdown.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Kayla Wooten.

Graveside services and interment was held Monday, April 10, at the Ozark Chapel Cemetery in Laurie with James Batten officiating.

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 Laurie.

Published 4-5-17
Gary W. Jenkins, 68
Gary W. Jenkins, of rural Stover, MO, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in rural Pettis County, as the result of a work related accident.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Mt. Zion Christian Church in Dunksburg with Charles Brant officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Mt. Zion Cemetery in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com

Born December 22, 1948 in Sedalia, he was the son of the late Ethan Thomas Jenkins and Elsie Thompson Jenkins. He was raised in the rural Sweet Springs area where he was a 1966 graduate of Sweet Springs High School and a member of Mt. Zion Christian Church in Dunksburg.

Gary lived in the rural Stover area since the 1980’s where he owned and operated Jenkins Tree Service for many years.

Survivors include one brother, Kenneth Jenkins of Maplesville, AL; one sister, Barbara Jenkins of Damariscotta, ME; two nieces, Vicki Siegel and husband Keith, and Kellie Brackner; one great-niece, Rachel Siegel; three great-nephews, Jacob Siegel, Jason Brackner, and Kyle Brackner; his soul-mate, Becky Kerr of the home; her three children, Dana Kerr, Michael Kerr and wife Sara, and Curtis Kerr and wife Katlyn; five grandchildren: Kali, Allyson, Addison, Sage, and Jonathon.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister in infancy, Connie Lou Jenkins; and one nephew, Kevin Eckhoff.


Robert Newton Wilson, 87
Robert Newton Wilson, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Landmark Hospital in Columbia. He was born November 15, 1929, a son of the late James Robert and Mary Margaret (Hill) Wilson.

Robert was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served in the Korean Conflict. In 1954, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Airman 3rd Class.

He worked in aerospace mechanics as a welder and was employed at Boeing and McDonnell Douglas while living in California. In Versailles, he was employed at Walmart and worked in the maintenance department at Dixon Ticonderoga for many years until his retirement.

Robert enjoyed mechanic work and restoring cars, therefore, earning his nickname, “Spark Plug”. He loved spending his retirement fishing and living in his favorite state, Missouri.

Robert was a member of the West Union Baptist Church and the VFW Post in Versailles.

He is survived by his sons, Robert James Wilson and wife Robyn of Eyota, Minnesota and Ronald Ray Wilson of the state of California; daughters, Barbara Jean Valentine of Eldon, Missouri and Deanna Lynn Johanson of Versailles, Missouri; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his sister, Mary Margaret Bellamy of Versailles, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Cecil Wilson, Ed Wilson and Earl Wilson and his sisters, Nadine Jeffries, Clara Foxworthy and Nellie Kendall.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 3, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Chad Courter officiating. Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

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


Shirley Ann Rooffener, 78
Shirley Ann Rooffener, daughter of Carl and Irene Clark Webster, was born November 6, 1938. She passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Shirley was preceded in death by her best friend and loving husband Gene Rooffener; her parents, Carl and Irene Webster; her granddaughter, Shannon Bailey and her sister, Hazel Layman.

She is survived by her children, Sherry Pope and husband Glenn of Eldridge, Missouri, Sharon Arnold and husband Stephen of Camdenton, Missouri, Sheryl McGuire of Lebanon, Missouri, Marvin Rooffener and wife MeKala of Owensville, Missouri and Stefanie Girard and husband Mark of Camdenton, Missouri; her grandchildren, Shirley Carpenter, Jessica Goebel, Zachary Arnold, Courtney Arnold, Clay Arnold, Logan McGuire, Cody Rogers, Tyler Rooffener, Kyle Rooffener and Dylan Girard; nine great-grandchildren; and her sister, Judy Webster of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

Shirley had many friends and was loved by all who knew her.

On May 27, 1956 she was married to Gene Rooffener. Together they shared thirty-five years wonderful years of marriage.

Shirley was a great mother, grandmother and friend. She will be deeply missed, but we find comfort in knowing we will see her again.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Camdenton, Missouri.

Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com

Memorial donations may be made to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery and left at the funeral home.

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


Martha Geneva Drake, 100

Martha Geneva Drake was born October 22, 1916, near Stover, Missouri, the daughter of the late John and Martha Messersmith Moss. She passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 in her home, Eldon, Missouri.

Geneva was united in marriage to Cecil Harold Drake on January 14, 1929. He preceded her in death on December 30, 1976.

Geneva and her husband loved to fish, and enjoyed visiting and playing card games with family and friends. She enjoyed raising a large garden, canning vegetables and making jelly from raspberries and blackberries that grew in her garden.

She was an excellent seamstress, and loved to piece and hand quilted many beautiful quilts, for her family. Geneva came from a large family, and enjoyed traveling so she was able to spend time visiting with family and friends.

Geneva was a member of the Christian Church, Versailles, Missouri.

Geneva is survived by her daughter, Janet Davidsmeyer and husband Dennis of Eldon, Missouri; her sister, Irene Albin of Tipton, Missouri; her brother, Bill Moss and wife Martha of Tipton, Missouri; her grandchildren, Vicky and David Scott of Columbia, Missouri, Craig and Christy Jo Marriott of Eldon, Missouri, Stephenee and Bryan Wyatt of Lake Ozark, Missouri, Sandy and Trey Miller of O’Fallon, Illinois and Jenny Slack of Florissant, Missouri; seventeen great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to her husband and parents, Gevena was preceded in death by her sisters, Mollie Shaw, Ella White, Hazel Brown, Edith Terhune and her brothers, Jim and Tom Moss.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. Burial followed in Versailles Cemetery.

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 Funeral Home of Versailles.


Dennis Joseph Weber, 69
Dennis Joseph Weber, of Eldon, MO, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, March 25, 2017, after a short battle with cancer.

Dennis was born on June 26, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, MO. Dennis was preceded in death by his father Joseph Weber and mother Leola (Mecker) Weber Meyer, his stepfather G.L. Meyer and his brothers Robert and James Weber.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Myra Ann Weber, whom he married on July 1, 1967.Surviving are three children; BrianWeber of Lake Ozark, MO, Jennifer Weber of Dallas, TX and Michael Weber of Los Angeles, CA.

In addition, Dennis is survived by two grandchildren; Dalton Weber of Naperville, IL and Katie Weber of Dallas, TX, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Dennis was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville, MO. He was a graduate of Perryville High School where he played football for the Perryville Pirates, and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps shortly thereafter. He served four years as a Marine. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Marines never left him, as friends and family will attest.

As a child, he learned to work on cars from his stepfather, who formed the Meyer Bus Line of Perryville, MO. Dennis used his skillset to become a mechanic and later worked for Mac Tools in Missouri and Illinois as a sales representative.

He later worked for Matco Tools as a District Manager. His success in business can be directly attributed to his strong work ethic and his natural mechanical ability. His attention to detail was legendary.

Dennis was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Lake Ozark, MO. He was an active hunter and fisherman and enjoyed traveling. He also enjoyed designing and building custom homes as a hobby.

A celebration of his life was held at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Lake Ozark, MO on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

The memorial service was officiated by Pastor Ron.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Kings Kids Academy or Christ the King Building Fund, 1700 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Lake Ozark, MO 65049.

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.


Charles R. Martin, 75
Charles R. Martin, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Charles was born February 28, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was the son of Ray and Ethel (Luff) Martin.

On September 8, 1961, in Kansas City, Missouri, Charles was united in marriage to Rita Garner. They shared over 55 years together at the time of his death.

Charles owned Martin Sporting Goods Store in Kansas City earlier in his life. He was a career truck driver and was a member of the Teamsters Union.

He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting and enjoyed working in taxidermy. Charles was known to be a handyman who could fix almost anything.

Charles was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, and a caring brother, neighbor and friend. He will be missed sorely by those who knew and loved him.

Charles is survived by his wife, Rita, of the home; his son, Robert Martin and partner, Martin Backhauss, of Oakland, California; his daughter, Trish Creach and husband, Cary, of Macks Creek, Missouri; his brothers, Cliff Rodery and wife, Janett, of St. Louis, Missouri, and Jim Martin and wife, Bev, of Trenton, Missouri; his sister, Betty Greenburg, of Phoenix, Arizona; and two grandchildren, Kylee Creach and Charlie Creach.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Ethel Martin; his daughter Kathy Martin; and his brother, Ed Martin.

A Celebration of Life will be held later during the summer months.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Camdenton Senior Center, PO Box 207, Camdenton, MO 65020 or in person 594 Old South 5, Camdenton, MO

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.

 

Published 3-29-17
James Arron Capps, 46
James Arron Capps, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at his home. He was born February 23, 1971, in Mountain View, Missouri, the son of Jimmy L. and Kathryn (Kinder) Capps.

James worked in construction most of his life. In his spare time, he enjoyed listening to music and drawing cartoons. James was known for his quirky sense of humor, a vast knowledge of trivia and his storytelling. James graduated from Flour Bluff High School in Flour Bluff, Texas in 1989.

He is survived by his parents, Jimmy and Kathryn Capps of Versailles; his sons, Thurston James Capps and Walter Capps; his grandmother, Lula Capps of Versailles; his girlfriend, Angie Palmerin of the home and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Angie Capps Tinnin.

A celebration of James’ life was held Friday, March 24, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Private family graveside services and 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.


Glen Alen Sanderson, 75
Glen Alen Sanderson, of Versailles, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, at his home. He was born February 14, 1940, in Holton, Kansas, the son of the late Frank J. and Alice M. Sanderson.

He graduated from Holton High School, served in the United States Army and retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Topeka, Kansas. He enjoyed the maintenance work he did at the Eldon Church of the Nazarene where he was a member.

Glen and Peggy (Margaret) were united in marriage on December 17, 1966.

He was preceded in death by his brother, John Sanderson and a sister, Anna Owrey. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; daughter, Kristi Sanderson; son, Eric Sanderson and his children, Holden, Esther and Ashton; son, Dean Sanderson and sisters, Ruth Burns, Mary Ray and Faye Sanderson.

A celebration of Glen’s life will be held Friday, March 31, at the Eldon Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Jerry Frye officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Friday, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Eldon Church of the Nazarene, 1024 East Lawson Avenue, Eldon, Missouri 65026 where funds will be used toward special repair projects at the 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.


Viola Jane Hicks, 70
Viola Jane Hicks, of Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born February 5, 1947, a daughter of the late Hiram E. and Alma Lorene (Monteer) Woods.

She was united in marriage to Ronald Bowen who preceded her in death on May 16, 1964. Later, she married Ronald Morgan and together they had a daughter, Ronda. He preceded her in death in May of 1972. She later married Donnie Hicks and they had a son, Randy.

Jane was employed at Fasco in Eldon for fourteen years until her retirement.

She attended the Family Worship Center in Versailles.

Jane loved her family and treasured the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and sisters.

She is survived by her children, Ronda (Jason) Chappell and their children, Jacob, Mason and Morgan and Randy (Molly) Hicks and their children, Zachary, Tres, Kenzi and Lexi all of Laurie, Missouri; her sisters, Mary Lou Silvey of Jefferson City, Missouri, Shirley (Darrell) Akin of Rowlett, Texas, Judy (Gary) Dunnaway of Laurie, Missouri, Melva Stevens of Independence, Missouri, Brenda (Danny) Owsley of Versailles, Missouri and Lisa (Mark) Lacer of Forest Hill, Missouri and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kimberly Dawn Woods.

A celebration of Jane’s life was held Thursday, March 23, at the Family Worship Center in Versailles with Reverend Danny Owsley officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Laurel Oaks Cemetery in Windsor, Missouri.

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

Phillip Guy Whitworth, 61
Phillip Guy Whitworth, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 in his home. He was born September 18, 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of Robert and Charlotte (Tomlin) Whitworth.

On March 26, 2008, he was united in marriage to Shawn Anytra Creek.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Whitworth; a son, Ryan Whitworth and a brother, Bobby Whitworth.

Survivors include his wife, Shawn Whitworth; two sons, David Whitworth and wife Erin of Lexington, South Carolina and Paul Whitworth of Raymore, Missouri; a grandson, Ryan Whitworth; his mother, Charlotte Whitworth of Shawnee, Kansas; a brother, Jim Whitworth and wife Kate of Roland Park, Kansas; three sisters, Gail Christopherson and Glenda Christopherson and husband Eric all of Raymore, Missouri and Gwen Whitworth of Shawnee, Kansas; nieces and nephews, Kathy, Phillip, Lauren, Sara, Cole, Collin and Christin and a host of other relatives and friends.

Phil was raised in Kansas City and was a graduate of Ruskin High School in the class of 1973. He worked for Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies and retired after thirty-one years as a security guard and a member of the company SWAT team.

In his retirement, he worked for Smith Brothers Hardware in Raymore. He and Shawn retired to the Lake of the Ozarks five years ago. He was a member of Walk on the Water Faith Church.

A memorial service was held Friday, March 24, 2017 in Walk on the Water Faith Church, Osage Beach.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus, 4681 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065.

Online condolences may be made at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Freda G. Laughhunn, 85
Freda G. Laughhunn, of Creve Coeur, Illinois, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.

She was born on February 11, 1932, in Camden County, Missouri, the daughter of Willie and Velma Green Patterson.

She married James Laughhunn on May 1, 1959, in Peoria and he passed away on September 18, 2012, in Washington, Illinois.

Surviving are one daughter Rhonda (Mike) McCauley, one grandson Evan and one granddaughter Brette all of Washington, Illinois. Also surviving are one brother Joe (Marybelle) Patterson of Horton, Kansas and one sister Billie Hibdon of Gravois Mills, Missouri. Two brothers and four sisters also preceded her in death.

She was a custodian for Creve Coeur School District 76 for several years, retiring in 1990.

Graveside services and interment was held Saturday, March 25, at the Versailles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. 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 3-22-17
Mary Ann Bogle, 70
M Ellen Roe Goethe, 75 Ellen Roe Goethe, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri. She was born June 6, 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri the daughter of the late Edward Campbell and Ellen Louise (Roe) MacKenzie.

Ellen was raised in the Kansas City area and worked for a doctor’s office and later owned and managed property. She retired to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2001. In her spare time, she loved gardening.

She was baptized into the Catholic Church.

Survivors include her son, Billy Goethe of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; two granddaughters, Mariah Goldsmith of Waco, Texas and Jessica Goethe of Spartanburg, South Carolina and many friends made throughout the years.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 17, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Burial followed in Garber Memorial Estates.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Lloyd Ray Sorrell, 67
Lloyd Ray Sorrell, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 in Camdenton.

On May 3, 1991, Lloyd was united in marriage to Joy Ann (Berry) Neustadt, and together they have shared twenty-five years.
His parents; and a son, Donald Berry, preceded Lloyd in death.

He is survived by his wife, Joy, of the home; three sons, Martin Sorrell, of San Diego, California, Garrett Berry and wife Monica, of Roy, Utah, and Curtis Berry and wife Corina, of Sierra Vista, Arizona; five grandchildren, Marisa, Josiah, Abigail, Alex, and Sarah; two brothers, Ralph Sorrell and wife Cathy, of Macks Creek, and Paul Sorrell and wife Patricia, of Camdenton; a number of nieces, nephews, as well as a host of other relatives and many friends.

Lloyd moved to Climax Springs in 1958 and was a graduate of Camdenton High School in the Class of 1969. He entered into the United States Navy where he served on an aircraft destroyer as a Parachute Rigger during Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1973.

In 1989, Lloyd started his career at the Department of Natural Resources in the Parks Department and retired after many years of service. He later spent time working in heating and cooling and also worked at the Executive Center until his passing. Lloyd was an avid bow hunter and was active in the Lebanon Area Bow Hunters and participated in the Central Missouri Archery League.

Lloyd had accepted Christ as his Savior and was a member at The Potters House. He was actively involved in Men’s Prayer Group, Missions and Memories, and helped lead Archery Clinics at the Sonshine Camp.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 18, 2017 in The Potters House of Camdenton.

Burial followed in Laughlin Cemetery, Camdenton, Missouri. Memorial donations may be made to Missions and Memories or Medical Missions for Christ.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton. Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com

John Rueben Dirck, Jr., 73
John Rueben Dirck, Jr., of of Versailles, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 in his home. He was born August 29, 1943 in Sedalia, Missouri, a son of the late John Ruben, Sr. and Virginia Lee (Thomas) Dirck.

On December 20, 1963 in Warrensburg, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Jacqueline Ann White. Together they shared the past fifty-three years of marriage. He was a graduate of Sedalia Smith-Cotton High School where he and his father were in the Civil Air Patrol. He owned a carpet cleaning business, worked at Cash Hardware in Sedalia for twenty-eight years and retired from Barnes Distribution.

In his spare time, he enjoyed playing guitar and fishing. He enjoyed barbecuing and could fix most anything.
John was a member of West Union Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Delia Marie Dirck and a sister, Lura Lee Jobe.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Dirck; a son Eric Dirck and significant other Amy Haling of Sedalia, Missouri; a daughter, Kimberly Grinstead and significant other Dewayne Haslag of Holts Summit, Missouri; two granddaughters, Zoe Dirck and Samantha Limback; three great-grandchildren, Alexa, Aaron and Jude and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

A memorial service was held Monday, March 20, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Private burial will be at a later date in Mt. Herman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus or Sedalia Animal Shelter.

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

Blaine N. Silvey, 79
Blaine N. Silvey, of of Springfield, Missouri, formerly of Versailles, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. He was born March 13, 1938, in Versailles, a son of the late Lester O. and Mary (Barnes) Silvey. On August 31, 1956, in Versailles, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Gladys Silvey.

Blaine was employed at Boeing in Kansas and then moved to Versailles where he worked as a sewing machine repairman at the Tweedie Factory. He drove a propane truck for Morgan County Gas and then for Jack Wood in Versailles.

Blaine was employed at Frigid Foods where he sold freezer plans. In 1972, he purchased a Skelly Jobbership and later added and an additional Jobbership in Tipton. In 1979, Blaine went into the real estate business, working as a realtor for thirty-one years.

He became a Christian on November 6, 1966. Blaine was a charter member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Versailles, served as Sunday school teacher and deacon at the Versailles First Baptist Church and was currently a member of the First Baptist Church in Ozark, Missouri.
He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club.

Blaine loved to travel and sell real estate. He also enjoyed buying and selling classic cars. In addition to his wife, Gladys, he is survived by his children, Debbie Silvey Hayworth and husband Blake of Ozark, Missouri, David Silvey and wife Denise of Springfield, Missouri and Sandra Brown and husband Timothy of Springfield, Missouri; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rena Mae Silvey and his brothers, Donald Silvey, Gilbert Silvey and Robert Silvey.

Graveside services and interment was held Tuesday, March 21, at the Versailles Cemetery. A celebration of Blaine’s life was held with Reverend Blake Hayworth and Dr. Phillip Burden officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3645 South Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65807 or to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1400 West Jackson Street, Ozark, Missouri 65720.

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 3-15-17
Mary Ann Bogle, 70
Mary Ann Bogle, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away at 10:50 p.m., Monday, February 20, 2017 in her home. She was born August 16, 1946 in Independence, Missouri, a daughter of Dave E. and Loretta (Hoban) Simon.

Mary worked as a manager of an auto parts company. She enjoyed bowling and sports. She was a caring person who was always willing to help and support charities.

She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church of Laurie.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her significant other, Jo-Jo Sheridan of the home; a step-son, Mark Bogle and wife Marie; a step-daughter, Debbie; three step-grandchildren, Katie and Jessica Bogle and Charlie; four step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Hermida, Bobbie Duff and Judy Simon and a host of friends.

No formal funeral services will be held. Those wishing to pay their respects may visit the family home. 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.

Ruby Chapell Libby Creach, 100
Ruby Chapell Libby Creach, daughter of Claude and Minnie Osborn was born September 24, 1916 in Roach, MO. She passed away Monday, February 27 in her home, at the age of 100 years, five months and three days.

Chapell was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Minnie Osborn; her husband, Wesley Libby; her husband, Ormal Creach; and brothers and sisters, “William” Floy Osborn, “James” Estel Osborn, Glibert LeRoy Osborn, Russell Estes Osborn, Audrey Blair.

She is survived by her children and grandchildren, Janet Libby, Osage Beach; Shawn (Mary) Libby, Linn Creek; Kim Howard, Linn Creek; Christian (Kerrington) Libby, Linn Creek; Derek Libby, Kansas City; Chelsi Libby, St. Louis; Sassha Howard, Linn Creek; Tristan Howard, Linn Creek; Paige Howard, Linn Creek; her great-great grandchildren Hayleigh Libby, Ryder Rembold and ViviAnne Libby; her brother Kenneth Osborn, Lebanon; her sister Ann Stewart, Springfield; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Chapell was saved in 1931 at a revival at the Macks Creek Baptist Church. She attended school in Macks Creek and Camdenton and graduated from Camdenton High School in 1933.

She was united in marriage in 1935 to Wes Libby, and they shared 55 years together. In 1994, she was united in marriage to Ormal Creach. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for over 50 years and held many offices.

At the age of 45, Chapell attended the Sedalia School of Hairdressing and received her license. She opened the ChapLAnn Beauty shop just off the square in Camdenton.

Chapell saw many changes in this area over her 100 years. She was in high school when the Lake of the Ozarks was being created. She saw and visited the castle at Ha Ha Tonka before and after it burned and she has enjoyed the views at Lover’s Leap since she was a teenager.

Chapell loved her family dearly, but her joy was always in the little ones, most recently Hayleigh, Ryder and ViviAnne. She was a great cook and seamstress. Her smile, quick wit and her loving, servant’s heart will truly be missed.

Services were held Saturday, March 4, 2017 at The Exchange Venue in Camdenton.

Interment will be at the Roach Cemetery in Roach, Missouri.

Memorial donations can be made to the Camdenton Education Foundation for a trophy case in the high school to hold historical artifacts.

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.

Edward D. Durbin, 72
Edward D. Durbin, of Versailles, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, at his home. Edward was born December 28, 1944, a son of Donald and Dorothy (Anderson) Durbin in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

On November 13, 1964, he was united in marriage to Patricia McKee in Richmond, Missouri.

He was an over the road truck driver for many years and enjoyed fishing in his spare time. Edward was of the Catholic faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Gary Wayne Durbin. Survivors include his wife, Patricia of the home; children, Kelly Durbin of Versailles, Missouri, Dale Durbin and wife Lisa of Polo, Missouri; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Salzman, Laney Durbin, and Darrek Tate; two great-granddaughters, Lilly and Hazel Salzman; his brother, John Paul Durbin of Warrensburg, Missouri; his sister, Sharon Kay of Richmond, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, March 8, at the Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo, Missouri.

Cremation will follow the services. Local arrangements were under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles and Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo.

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

Harold E. Fields, 81
Harold E. Fields, of Charleston, Tennessee, formerly of Sunrise Beach, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Life Care of Cleveland in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 10, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Laurie with George Fields officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in Garber Memorial Estates.

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 Laurie.

Alice Knubel Hill, 91
Alice Knubel Hill, of Laurie, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. She was born August 7, 1925, at Ridgeway Township, Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Wilhelm and Martha Knubel.

On May 6, 1966, she was united in marriage to Charles W. Hill, who preceded her in death on July 24, 1980.

Her family owned and operated a Swiss Alpen Cheese Factory in south Kansas City for several years. Later, she was employed at the Veterans Administration for many years until her retirement.

Alice was a member of the Osage Community Elks Lodge 2705 in Laurie.

She enjoyed living on the lake where she loved to fish.

Alice is survived by her step-daughter, Mary Lindgren; her step-son, Donn S. Hill; step-granddaughters, Jennifer Horrell and Dana Seykora; step-great-grandchildren, Tristan and Lydia and many friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, William Knubel and a sister.

Private family graveside services and inurnment will be held at a later date in the Lee’s Summit Cemetery. 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 Laurie.
 

Published 3-8-17
Mary Necia Marie Troutman, 77
Necia Marie Troutman, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born October 6, 1939, in Brumley, Missouri, a daughter of the late Benjamin Edward and Mary Marie (Brumley) Scott.

On December 30, 1954, in North Kansas City, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Joe J. Troutman, who preceded her in death on July 12, 2012.

She was a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church, the Lake of the Ozarks Pigeon Club, (the club her husband, Joe founded), was a strong supporter of the Morgan County Republican Party and was a committee woman for the Buffalo Township.

Family was important to her, especially the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, John M. Troutman of Versailles, Missouri; her daughter, Lurah Greer and husband Michael of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; “daughter”, Debra Troutman of Versailles, Missouri; grandchildren, Jessica Simmons and husband Curtis, Ben Greer and wife Rachelle, Amy Greer and Rob Decker and wife Angie; great-grandchildren, Karissa, Isaac and Frankie; her sister, Bessie Reberry of Springfield, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Edward Scott and a sister, Eula Mae Fry.

A celebration of Necia’s life was held Friday, February 24, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Good Shepherd Care Center. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


May Pauline Roll, 92
May Pauline Roll, died on Monday, February 20, 2017, at her son’s home in Santee, California. She was born on May 22, 1924, to Louis Daniel Croy and Zelda May (Crosswhite) Croy near Laurie and Gravois Mills, Missouri. She graduated high school in Gravois Mills.

She married Finas H. Roll in Versailles, Missouri, on July 23, 1948. For most of their marriage, they made their home in and around Versailles.

She is a member of West Union Baptist Church.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing, needlework, and life on the farm. She was a very kind and loving person who always put the needs of others ahead of her own. The lives of the people around her were better for her having been a part of their lives. She will be greatly missed by many.

She is survived by her son, Finas Stephen Roll and his wife Christina M. Roll of Santee, California; two grandchildren, Eric Bradford and Sheena Roll Bradley; sister, Hazel Josephine Webster; three nephews and six nieces and other relations and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Clifford Croy, and sister Mary Ellen (Croy) Alpers.

The funeral service was held March 3 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Versailles Cemetery.

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


Kenneth (Ken) M. Gorham, 85
Kenneth (Ken) M. Gorham, of Linn Creek, Missouri, passed away on February 23, 2017 in his home.

A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, March 4 at First Baptist Church Sunrise Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you send donations to First Baptist Church Sunrise Beach or charity of your choice.

Ken was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Clarence and Charlotte Gorham on March 5, 1931. He married Kathryn Murphy on October 16, 1953 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ken worked in construction early in life and then became a real estate agent in 1968. In 1976, Ken went to work for Jackson County Missouri as a real estate appraiser.

In 1982, Ken moved to Camdenton, Missouri to be the Chief Appraiser for Camden County. In 1984, Ken started his own real estate appraisal business where he continued to work until August 2015.

Ken was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the Army.

Ken is preceded in death by parents Clarence and Charlotte Gorham, his brother Bob Gorham.

Ken is survived by wife Kathryn Gorham and children, Raejean Chilcutt, Larry Gorham, Kim Jones, Rick Gorham, Lynda Jensen, Vicki Riggs, Todd Gorham, and Rob Gorham. Siblings include Shirley Ballew, Karen Shea and Terry Gorham. Ken has nine grandchildren, and nineteen great grandchildren.


Todd Stephen Funke, 52
Todd Stephen Funke, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, Missouri. He was born November 29, 1964 in Omaha, Nebraska, a son of Robert Francis, Jr. and Elizabeth (Sund) Funke.

On August 22, 1992 in Osage Beach, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Lucinda Kay Christiansen and to this union one son was born. Together they shared twenty-four years of happy marriage.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Funke.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy Funke; his son, Kyle Funke; his mother, Elizabeth Funkeall of Camdenton, Missouri; his siblings, Kristina Trester and husband Gary of San Diego, California and Jason Funke and wife Lyndsay of Camdenton, Missouri; his best friend whom he considered a brother, Steve Hynek and wife Brenda of Kansas City, Missouri; his nieces and nephews, Stephanie Siers and husband Doug and Michelle Trester all of San Diego, California, Rayne Christiansen of Osage Beach, Missouri and Zoe Funke of Camdenton, Missouri; great niece and nephew, Scarlett and Maddox; his parents-in-law, Larry and Rosalie Christiansen and brother-in-law, Miles Christiansen all of Osage Beach, Missouri and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Todd was raised in Kansas City. The family moved to Camdenton when he was a sophomore in high school. He graduated from Camdenton High School in the class of 1983. He attended University of Missouri Rolla and later finished his degree at Columbia College.

He worked in radio broadcasting from 1984 into the 1990’s at several local radio stations. He worked for Central Bank Lake of the Ozarks in the computer technology area. He has worked for Lake Regional Hospital as a database analyst for the past sixteen years.

Todd was a member of Camdenton United Methodist Church. He has been a coach and mentor for the Robotics Teams at Camdenton Schools since its inception. He enjoyed doing leather work, barbecuing and traveling. Most of all, Todd was a family man who loved spending time with his family.

A memorial service was held Friday, March 3, 2017 in Camdenton United Methodist Church with Reverend Marc Magana officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to a college fund for Kyle.

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

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


James C. Towles, Sr, 85
James C. Towles, Sr, of Versailles, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born March 12, 1931, in Fairmont, Missouri, a son of the late George David and Florence O. (Nay) Towles.

On December 31, 1980, in Clinton, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Sarah Pauline White, who preceded him in death on December 23, 2006.

James entered the United States Air Force in 1948. He served in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. In 1974, he retired with the rank of Master Sergeant.

James was employed at Morgan County RII Schools as a bus driver and custodian until his retirement.

He was a member of the Lakeside Community Church in Gravois Mills where he was also baptized. He was also a member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge 320 and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 410 in Versailles.

James is survived by his son, James C. Towles, Jr. and wife Jackie of Versailles, Missouri; daughter, Donna Riley of Springfield, Missouri; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; step-son, Aquino Wallace, Jr. of Iowa; step-daughter, Angie Wallace of Kentucky; brother, Jerry Towles of Canada and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his daughters, Linda Labbee, Sandra Beoch and Ronda White, step-son, John Wallace, step-daughters, Kathy Kenesson and Teresa Flores and brothers, George Towles and Bob Towles.

Funeral and Masonic Services were held Saturday, March 4, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Landon “Cap” Chapman officiating.

Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed at Greenmore Memorial Gardens in Barnett.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lakeside Community Church. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Paul Edward “Pete” Hilty, Jr., 74
Paul Edward “Pete” Hilty, Jr., of Versailles, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles.

Pete was born August 24, 1942, to Paul and Mildred (Lehman) Hilty. He was a 1960 graduate of Morgan County R-II School. Following graduation, he attended a mechanical school in Kansas City.

On January 11, 1975, he married the love of his life, Wanda Hagerman. The couple had three children, Timm Hilty of Salt Lake City, Utah, Rachel Hilty Faron and husband Justin of Versailles and one infant child that preceded him in death.

He loved his children with a great love. He was an amazing father and example of faith. However, one of his greatest treasures were his three grandchildren: Abigail “Abi”, Joel and Anna Faron. They were his pride and joy!

Pete worked as a dairy farmer most of his life and at Gates Rubber Company in Versailles for nineteen years.

Pete had a contagious smile. He loved to socialize with his friends and family. He loved sharing a cup of coffee with whoever would pull up a seat. He didn’t know a stranger.

Pete was not afraid to speak his mind or give his opinion, but it was usually followed with words of wisdom. He was a man of amazing faith. His relationship with the Lord was what sustained him throughout his life, especially the last few months.

Pete is survived by his wife, Wanda; children, Timm and Rachel and husband Justin; grandchildren, Abi, Joel and Anna; four siblings, Loretta Baumgartner and husband Daniel of Kansas, Lovina Rahn and husband Gene of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Phillip Hilty and wife Brenda of Versailles and Colleen Swanson and husband Richard of Quadra Island, British Columbia Canada; brother by choice, Joe Lehman and wife Jodi of Jefferson City, Missouri along with nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other relatives.

Pete’s family will welcome friends and family at a visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 2nd, at the Family Worship Center in Versailles.

A celebration of his life was held Friday, March 3 at the Family Worship Center in Versailles with Reverend Danny Owsley and Ron Jobe officiating.

Graveside services and interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery north of Versailles.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Wanda Hilty to assist with medical expenses. 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.

 

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Mary Jo Bellmer, 84
Mary Jo Bellmer, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 at E.W. Thompson’s Health and Rehabilitation Center, Sedalia, Missouri.

On September 25, 1954, Mary Jo was united in marriage to Donald Ray Bellmer, and to this union four children were born.

Her parents; her husband, Don, on July 9, 2015; and two brothers, Charles and Donald Weller, preceded Mary Jo in death.

Mary Jo is survived by her children, Joe Bellmer and wife Debbie, of Columbia, Missouri, Mary K. Williams and husband Bret, of Sedalia, Missouri, Ellen Bellmer, of Camdenton, Missouri, and Diane Brennaman and husband Steve, of Camdenton, Missouri; her grandchildren, Quinn Bellmer, of Columbia, Missouri, Elizabeth Kettle and husband Jacob, of Columbia, Missouri, and Kyle Brennaman, of Oxford, Alabama; her great-grandchildren, Lillian and Parker Kettle, and Nash Bellmer; and her sister-in-law, Carolyn Walters, of Sedalia, Missouri.

Mary Jo was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Sedalia, Missouri. She received her degree in Nursing from St. Teresa’s School of Nursing in Kansas City. She served as the Pettis County Public Health Nurse for many years, and later worked at Lake Ozark General Hospital.

She was also the Public Health Nurse for the Camden County Health Department, and later for Dr. Carter. Mary Jo retired from Nursing after serving her communities for over forty years.

Mary Jo was baptized into the Catholic Church and was a faithful member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Camdenton. She was a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sedalia.

A Funeral Mass was held Thursday, February 23, 2017 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Camdenton, Missouri. Burial follow at Calvary Cemetery, Sedalia, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to the Honor Flight or St. Anthony Catholic Church in care of the funeral home at 15 Clint Avenue, Camdenton, Missouri 65020.

Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri.


Joyice Etta Sykes, 74
Joyice Etta Sykes, of Laurie, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in her home. She was born May 15, 1942 in El Dorado, Kansas, a daughter of Charles William and Bonnie Bell (Harper) Ritchey.

In 1993, she was united in marriage to Thomas J. Sykes. Together they have shred the past twenty-three years of marriage.

She was a graduate of El Dorado High School in the class of 1960. She received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Emporia State University in 1972.

She worked as a teacher and later became a nursing home administrator. She retired to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2014.

Joyice was a member of the Newcomers Club in Laurie and the American Legion Post in Sunrise Beach. She had been a member of the Soroptimist in Kansas. In her spare time, she enjoyed painting.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Jeannette Venable.

Survivors include her husband, Tom of Laurie, Missouri; a daughter, Holly Anderson and husband Michael of Gravois Mills, Missouri; two grandsons, David Lobaugh of Gravois Mills, Missouri and Michael Ryan Davis of Kansas City, Missouri; a sister, Gloria Hollenbeck of Kansas City, Missouri; three nieces, Tammy Buller and Chrissy Venable both of Hutchinson, Kansas and Kathy Crawford of Kansas City, Missouri and a host of other relatives and many friends.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the American Legion Post 624 in Sunrise Beach, Missouri with memories of Joyice being shared. Burial was in Eldorado City Cemetery, El Dorado, Kansas.

Memorial donations may be made to Ozarks Kat and K-9 Shelter, Food for Morgan County in Versailles or the P.T.O. at Hurricane Deck Elementary.

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

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


Charles Franklin Draffen, 90
Charles Franklin Draffen, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born February 20, 1927, in Versailles, the son of the late Charles William and Fannie Taylor (Sims) Draffen.

On October 7, 1951, at the Versailles United Methodist Church, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Nell (Shepp) Draffen.

Charles was a veteran of the United States Army having served in WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946, with the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Following his military service, he was a builder for forty-four years. In addition, he spent much of his time farming. He enjoyed woodworking and in his younger years, hunting, fishing and bee keeping.

He was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church and has served as president of the Freedom Cemetery Board since 1989.

In addition to his wife, Nell, he is survived by his sons, Kenny Draffen and wife Beth and John Draffen and wife Vanessa all of Versailles; grandsons, Travis Draffen of Versailles and Ryan Draffen and fiancée Mindy Miller of Springfield, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Janet Chase and husband Mike, Sally Jones and husband Bob and Joan Shepp; cousin, Kathy Coffman and husband Kenneth and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Hiram Shepp and a cousin, John F. “Jack” Draffen.

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 23, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

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

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


Bob Best White, 61
Bob Best White, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He was born January 5, 1956 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Charles Cutler and Mary Alice (Best) White.

On April 11, 1992 in Snowmass, Colorado, he was untied in marriage to Denise Moffitt. Together they shared the past twenty-four years of marriage.

Bob was a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas. He was the owner of KC Car Wash and later became a District Executive of Boy Scouts for the Kinderhook District. He was currently the Executive Director of Share the Harvest Food Pantry in Greenview, Missouri.

Bob spent most of his free time helping others. He was active in Kiwanis Club of Ozark Coast, having served as President.

He was involved in many youth organizations including, Boy Scouts, Pride of the Lake Band Boosters, Big Brothers Big Sisters, 2nd Chance Bikes, Hurricane Deck P.T.O. and Christmas for Kids.

He enjoyed sports and was an avid Kansas City Royals and Chiefs fan. He loved living at the lake. He did not cross a bridge without giving a count of boats on the water at any time of year.

Most of all, spending time with family and friends was special to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and an infant son, Alexander Abel.

Survivors include his wife, Denise; his daughter, Allison White; his son, Casey White; a sister, Sharon Reinert and husband Jim; a niece, Mary Cate Reinert; a nephew, Christopher Reinert; and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Harper Chapel United Methodist Church, Osage Beach.

Memorial donations may be made to B.S.A. Troop 232 or Share the Harvest Food Pantry.

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

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


Necia Marie Troutman, 77
Necia Marie Troutman, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born October 6, 1939, in Brumley, Missouri, a daughter of the late Benjamin Edward and Mary Marie (Brumley) Scott.

On December 30, 1954, in North Kansas City, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Joe J. Troutman, who preceded her in death on July 12, 2012.

She was a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church, the Lake of the Ozarks Pigeon Club, (the club her husband, Joe founded), was a strong supporter of the Morgan County Republican Party and was a committee woman for the Buffalo Township.

Family was important to her, especially the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, John M. Troutman of Versailles, Missouri; her daughter, Lurah Greer and husband Michael of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; grandchildren, Jessica Simmons and husband Curtis, Ben Greer and wife Rachelle, Amy Greer and Rob Decker and wife Angie; great-grandchildren, Karissa, Isaac and Frankie; her sister, Bessie Reberry of Springfield, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Edward Scott and a sister, Eula Mae Fry.

A celebration of Necia’s life was held Friday, February 24, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Good Shepherd Care Center. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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

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