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

Obituaries

Published 7-11-18

Jack “PoPo” Williams, 74
Jack “PoPo” Williams, of Laurie, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018. He was born December 27, 1943, to Carl and Lorrie Walters Williams.

In his younger years, Jack grew up dining on squirrel and rabbit which he, his dad and brothers hunted in the Idabel, OK areas. Jack spent his career in the oil and gas business finishing as a natural gas inspector.

His lack of modern day plumbing in the 40’s, and growing up in a rural community filled the rest of his life with stories for all of us that would hear them.

The times and conditions in which he grew up taught him to be a great hunter and fisherman, but furthermore, it gave him a deep sense of family.

He carried that with him into his retirement years, which he spent in Laurie, MO.

He was an avid fan of NASCAR racing, sporting events, and playing cards. He made the best fried chicken on Saturday nights, which he cooked while enjoying a cold 4:00 p.m. “Energy Drink” of Canadian Mist.

He is survived by his beautiful and loving wife of 49 years Rose, daughter Terri (Mitch), sons Brian & Dennis, as well as granddaughter Amber, grandson Tim (Donna), great-grandson Thomas, and his favorite great-granddaughter Emma who loved sharing ice cream with him.

He is also survived by three sisters, Shirley Huffman (John) of Edmond, OK, Gail Rhoades of Idabel, OK, and Sharon Helms (Mark) of Idabel, OK, and brother Tony Williams (Louise) of West Columbia, TX.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents Carl & Lorrie, brother James Carl Williams, and granddaughter Nichole.

Supporters of Jack’s are welcome to make donations to Pheasantsforever.org

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


Cordelia Catherine Willis, 87
Cordelia Catherine Willis, “Babe”, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Kansas City Hospice House in North Kansas City, Missouri.

Catherine was born January 7, 1931 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the daughter of William and Ruby (Rooffener) Donnelly.

On May 27, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri, Catherine was united in marriage to Frank Willis of Macks Creek, MO. They had shared 57 years of marriage together at the time of his death, June 1, 2006. They made their home in Farley, MO for many years.

In 1950, the Lord saved her soul at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Camden County where she joined the church and was baptized. She spent many years as a member at Jericho Missionary Baptist Church in Independence, MO until her death. She filled her role as a deacon’s wife.

Catherine enjoyed being a homemaker and was a loving and devoted wife. She was also a caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her children and their families.

She loved her family more than anything and will be sorely missed by them.

She is survived by her son, Ed Willis and wife, Rusanne, of Platte City, Missouri; daughter Cindy DeLozier and husband, Kevin, of Kansas City, Missouri; four grandchildren, Eddie Willis and wife Maria, Kelli Hendee and husband Nate, Holly Henderson and husband Matt , and Amber DeLozier; and thirteen great grandchildren; and one sister, Barbara Skinner and husband, Tommy, of Butler, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents William and Ruby Donnelly; husband Frank Willis; her daughter Catherine Willis Manley; grandson Brian Willis; and brothers, Bill Donnelly and Bud Donnelly.

The family received friends for visitation at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Macks Creek, Missouri on Monday, July 2, 2018. The funeral was at 3:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Macks Creek, Missouri.

Interment was at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Macks Creek, 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.


Kenneth A. Moffitt, 83
Kenneth A. Moffitt, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 25, 2018 at Lake Regional Hospital. He was born in Bristol, Connecticut on January 13, 1935.

Kenny retired from the US Army as a Master Sergeant. He received several medals during his service including, Army Occupational Medal – Germany, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Recruiter Badge, Marksman with Carbine and Expert with 45 Caliber Pistol.

He lived in Phoenix, Arizona for several years and moved to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2015 with his wife Margie. He enjoyed all his friends and neighbors so much. He was a member of the Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 in Laurie.

Kenny was preceded in death by his father, mother, four sisters, a granddaughter and a great-grandson.

He leaves his wife, Margie; daughters, Debbie and husband Dave of Stilwell Kansas and Valerie and husband Eric of Sierra Vista, Arizona; sons, Keith of Phoenix Arizona and Kent and wife Joy of Phoenix, Arizona; three step-children; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Kenny will be missed by all his family, friends and neighbors. He loved to tell jokes and sang oldie songs. He sang all the time. A service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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

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


Margaret Ruth Hatch, 91
Margaret Ruth Hatch, of Eldon, passed away Monday, July 2, 2018, at Westphalia Hills. She was born February 9, 1927, in Garnett, Kansas, a daughter of the late Jasper and Minnie (Milliman) Lankard.

On August 10, 1946, she was united in marriage to Jesse Charles Hatch, who preceded her in death on March 3, 1995.

She was employed at Primo Pants Factory and later in 1980 she went to work for Gates Rubber Company in Versailles until her retirement.

She was a member of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps and a founding member of the Ninth Street Christian Church in Eldon.

Her favorite hobbies included sewing, quilting and flower gardening.

She is survived by her children, James Charles Hatch and wife Joann of Lincoln, Missouri, Gary Lee Hatch and wife Margie of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Susan C. Claypole of Eldon, Missouri; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Jim Lankard and wife Margaret of Garnett, Kansas; sister, Jeannette Hiatte of Garnett, Kansas and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Bill Lankard, Don Lankard, Sam Lankard, Bob Lankard, Leonard Lankard, Dick Lankard and Gene Lankard, her sister, Mary Lankard and a granddaughter, Mindy Sue Claypole.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 5, at the Ninth Street Christian Church in Eldon with Pastor Chris Reynolds officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in Hopewell Cemetery near Versailles.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus.

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.


Terry C. Clayton, 71
Terry C. Clayton, of Gravois Mills, Missouri passed away, Thursday, June 28, 2018. He was born in Toledo, Ohio.

He is predeceased by his parents, Chester and Wanda Gilinski and son, Justin Clayton.

He is survived by his wife, Melsande Huycke-Clayton; a daughter, Tonya DeBell and husband Chris of Wisconsin; a son, Byron Huycke of Arizona; those that knew him as “Grandpa”, Nicholas and wife Jaimie, Kaylee, Joey, Sadie, Emily, Wyatt, and Xander and one great-grandson, Liam.

Terry was an electrician of 46 years and 39 as a Master and owned Clayton Electric Services along with Westwood Construction. Terry was involved in the local community and formerly the mountain areas of the Colorado mountains.

He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks since 1992; Past Exalted Ruler #2363 in Evergreen, Colorado; Past Trustee and Past President of Home; member of Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705; Sons of the American Legion in Evergreen, Colorado #2001; American Legion Riders District 5, Post 178 - President two years and Vice-President four years; Patriot Guard Rider; Certificate of Ministry; pilot; avid hunter and member of The Past Shooters 2 Shot Goose Club; Member of West Lake Chamber of Commerce, past board member and West Lake Leads Group.

J.J.’s socials and Omega Coffee were some of his favorite places to meet up with friends and make new ones.

Arrangements are being made for a Celebration of Life on August 11, 2018.

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 7-4-18

Noble Don Chaney, 78
Noble Don Chaney, of Stover, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He was born August 21, 1939, a son of the late Noble Josyer and Iona Lee (Lawson) Chaney.

He was a veteran of the United States Army. Noble was employed at Gates Rubber Company in Versailles, working there his entire working life until his retirement.

He attended the Lakeview Baptist Church in Ivy Bend.

Noble enjoyed fishing and watching westerns on television. He was a loving caregiver for many family members and neighbors. He is survived by his sisters, Suzanne Murphy of Stover, Missouri and Cyntha Lee Rains of Bolivar, Missouri.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Clarence Chaney, Tommy Chaney and Joe Chaney and his sister, Jean Carrol.

There are no memorial services planned at this time. His wishes were to be remembered with smiles and laughter. 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 6-27-18

Jon Dale Wilson, 71

Jon Dale Wilson, of Macks Creek Missouri, passed away at his home on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Jon was born April 27, 1947 in Independence, Missouri. He was the son of Dale and Rachel M. (Netz) Wilson.

Upon retirement from Sundstrand, Jon enjoyed fishing, visiting with friends, helping at his church, and of course woodworking.

Jon is survived by his son, Timothy J. Wilson of Holt's Summit Missouri; two granddaughters; his daughter Katherine M. Wilson of Lake Ozark Missouri; his brother, Rev. Jack R. Wilson Sr. & wife, Vicky, of Platte City, Missouri; his brother-in-law, Donnie Moulder of Montreal, Missouri; along with several nephews, nieces and many friends. Jon was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Susan Moulder.

Jon’s calling in life was to meet and greet as many people as possible in order make friends. It’s been said he never met a stranger. His great love was his church and everyone who made up the local body of Christ.

A memorial service was held Monday, June 25, 2018 at Heartland Worship Center 2340 Old Rt. 5 in Camdenton, Missouri.

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

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

Harriet Miller, 85

Harriet Miller was born March 25, 1933 to Clara Thompson and Kenneth Wiscarson. Both preceded her in death. Harriet passed away June 18, 2018 at the age of 85 years, three months and six days.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Parce O’Bryan Miller in 1994, son Edward Miller in 1993, son George Miller 1997, and three grandchildren, infant Miller, Connie White, and Justin Miller

She leaves behind one daughter Frances (Miller) White & husband Raleigh White, one son Melvin Miller & wife Cindy (Oster) Mille; grandson Scott Miller & wife Susan and their three children Amy, Bryan & Collins; grandson Randy Miller & wife Candice and their three children Riley Barclay, Issac and Madison Miller; and sister, Lovine Miller.

Graveside Services were held Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Stanton Chapel Cemetery in Macks Creek, 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.

Marcella “Sally” Wilde, 94

Marcella “Sally” Wilde, passed away, June 19, 2018, at Fair View Nursing Home, Sedalia, Missouri.

She was born in Cuming County, Nebraska, near Bancroft, on January 17, 1924, a daughter of Theodore and Matilda (Pravitz) Buchholz.
She graduated from West Point High School in May of 1942. On June 3, 1942, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Wilde. Together they shared sixty-five years of marriage until his passing on November 24, 2007.

They made their home on a farm until he was drafted into the Army and served in the famous 104th Timberwolf Division from 1943-1945.
In 1949, they took a trip to Missouri and while there they bought a farm near Fortuna, Missouri and moved there on November 1, 1949. It was there that they raised their four children.

Sally worked at the Lamey Levi factory and for Swift & Co. in Sedalia, Missouri. She also worked at Cargill in California, Missouri, retiring after sixteen years of employment. She was a member of Christ and Trinity Lutheran Church in Sedalia, Missouri.

Sally loved flowers of all kinds and was a rock collector. A large garden always meant lots of canning, which she enjoyed. Her backyard was a bird haven, with many feeders and bird baths, providing a place to relax and watch birds.

Surviving are her children, Kendall Wilde of Independence, Missouri, Judy Hall of California, Missouri, Greg Wilde and wife Wanda of Latham, Missouri and Marcia Newland and husband Roger of Sedalia, Missouri; nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter-in-law, Sharon (Arnold) Wilde; a grandson, Brad Hall; a brother, Oral Buchholz and two sisters, Delilah Schmidt and Vera Warner.

Thank you to Fair View Nursing Home and Crossroads Hospice for your loving care. A private graveside service and burial will be held at 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.

Published 6-20-18

Merle Dean Strowmatt, 88
Merle Dean Strowmatt, of Gravois Mills, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born February 8, 1930, in Roodhouse, Illinois, a son of the late Lee and Leona (Elliott) Strowmatt.

Merle was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps having served in the Korean Conflict.

While living in St. Louis, he worked for The Teamsters Union as a lab technician. After moving to Versailles, he established Central States Refining, Inc. and remained in business for fifty-five years.

His favorite hobbies included playing golf, traveling, flying airplanes and collecting cars and speed boats.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Merle is survived by his son, Craig Strowmatt of the home; his friend for many years, Cher McMillan of Stover, Missouri; brothers, Richard Keith Strowmatt of the state of California and Jimmy Strowmatt of Manchester, Illinois and five nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Strowmatt and sisters, Barbara Strowmatt and Marian Shull.

Thank you to Good Shepherd Care Center and Hospice Compassus for your loving care. Also, thank you to special friends, Mary Ella Zimmerman and Minnie Jett for your love and thoughtfulness.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 14, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to an animal shelter of the donor’s choice. 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 6-13-18

Lt Col Kenneth Duane Brooks, 86
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Kenneth Duane Brooks, of Wichita, KS, passed away peacefully on Sunday May 20 at the Laurie Care Center, Laurie Missouri. Born in Wichita, Kansas, June 17, 1931 to Zeddo and Valla (Shane) Brooks.

Kenneth was an incredibly intelligent man with degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and Business from Wichita State University. He was a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas.

He served proudly in the Air Force for 24 years retiring in 1977. He held many positions while in the Air Force as a Flight Test Engineer at Edwards Air Force Base, in California and In-Plant Government Representative at multiple aircraft companies.

After his retirement from the Air Force he went on to work for Kentron International, a division of LTV Aerospace in Grand Prairie, TX, Eaton Kenway, in Salt Lake City, UT, and Boeing in Corinth, TX.

Kenneth was extremely devoted to his family and is survived by his two sons, Randy Brooks and wife Debbie of Gravois Mills, MO and Kevin Brooks and wife Theresa of Playa Del Rey, CA; step-children, Helen Gaskins and husband John of Eugene, OR, Richard DeMarzo and wife Deann of Perris, CA and Sandra Livingston of Dallas, TX; his brother, Jim Brooks and wife Louise of Jacksonville, FL; his grandchildren, Laura Weisenburger, Paula Snook, Alyson Brooks, Dana Brooks, Daniel Brooks, and John Brooks; step-grandchildren, Jamie Frizzell, Bret Frizzell, Cody Frizzell, Chris Gaskins, Nicole Romero, Danielle Romero, Alexandra Headley, and Alanna Headley; his great-grandchildren, Kaelyn Weisenburger, Bryant “That Guy”Weisenburger and Ripley Snook; numerous step-great-grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He is also survived by his beloved dog, Sandie Sue.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Zeddo and Valla (Shane) Brooks; his granddaughter, Theresa Brooks and his step-grandson, AJ Carroll.

The family received friends Monday, June 11, 2018 at Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Burial with military honors was Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Vivian Maxine (Neill) DeGraffenreid, age 91
Vivian Maxine (Neill) DeGraffenreid, of Brumley, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Vivian was born April 3, 1927 in Buffalo, Missouri, the oldest of six children, to Argus Dee Neill and Gladys Hazel (Gregg) Neill.

She attended grade school at Engle, a rural school in Dallas County. At the age of six, she began walking over two miles to get to school from the family farm until her younger brothers and sisters could walk with her.

Vivian graduated from Buffalo High School in 1944 at age 17. She attended Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University) for one year. She then taught the upper grades at Engle School for two years beginning at age 18. She returned to college and graduated from SMS in 1950.

Following graduation, she got a job teaching home economics at School of the Osage. She then met and later married Tennyson (T.A.) DeGraffenreid on May 17, 1953 at the First Christian Church in Buffalo, Missouri. They had shared 65 years of marriage at the time of her death.

In her after-work hours she helped with the Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts when her children were members. She also served as President of the School of the Osage PTA.

In 1975 she was presented by the Osage PTA an honorary life membership in the Missouri Congress of Parents and Teachers as a mark of appreciation for valuable service provided to children and youth.

She also served as President of the Eldon Branch of the Association of University Women (AAUW). She was selected as the 1979 “First Lady of the Year” by the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for her years of service to her community and church.

She made her profession of faith in Jesus Christ as a teenager at the First Baptist Church in Buffalo, Missouri. After moving to the lake area, she became an active member of the Lake Ozark Christian Church, having served many years as Christian Education Chairman, Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher, Fellowship Chairman and President of Christian Women’s Fellowship.

She was also known for her dedication to cooking and coordinating meals for numerous church activities and was honored when they named the church kitchen after her.

Vivian was a caring mother and grandmother and had a deep love for her younger siblings. She always felt the family was most important. She enjoyed gardening, attending auctions, cooking, sewing, and playing cards.

She is survived by her husband Tennyson, her daughter Marla Allman of Lake Ozark, Missouri and son Jon Eric DeGraffenreid and girlfriend Mary Beth Lachner of Jefferson City, Missouri; her sisters Ruth Reaves of Bridgeton, Missouri, Mary Lou Duckworth of Grand Junction, Colorado, and Virginia Davis (Sonny) of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; three granddaughters, Erin Steck (Matt) of St. Charles, Missouri, Abby Harmon (Marcus) of Ozark, Missouri, and Tara Mueller (Robbie) of Springfield, Missouri; three great granddaughters, Aubrey Steck, Bailey Steck, Maggie Harmon, and a grandson on the way; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services were held Friday, June 8, 2018 at Lake Ozark Christian Church, Lake Ozark, Missouri.

A family burial will be held at Boltz Cemetery in Brumley, Missouri.

Memorials are suggested to Lake Ozark Christian Church.

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.


Claude Franklin “Dobbie” Chadwick, 59
Claude Franklin “Dobbie” Chadwick, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at his home. He was born June 1, 1959, in Columbia, Missouri, a son of Lon and Marie (Burnett) Chadwick.

Dobbie owned and operated Chadwick and Sons Tree Trimming for many years.

He was a member of Big Rock Church in Barnett. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting, fishing and searching for mushrooms. He had a special place in his heart for the children in his family and always made sure they were taken care of.

Survivors include his mother, Marie Chadwick of Versailles, Missouri; two sons, Mark Chadwick of Laurie, Missouri and Matthew Whittle of Fortuna, Missouri; his wife, Cathy Chadwick; a step-son, John Robert Schmidt of Laurie, Missouri; his first wife, Denna Chadwick of Laurie, Missouri; five grandchildren, Cody, Destiney, Madyson, Ionna and Piper; his siblings, Carroll Burnett and wife Letha of Bates City, Missouri, Cleo Chadwrick and companion Peggy of Versailles, Missouri, Merty Stevenson, Phyllis Chadwick and Sanda Roberson and husband Dave all of Versailles, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lon Chadwick, an infant brother, Darrell Lon Chadwick and sisters, Millie Barton and Fay Chadwick.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 11, 2018, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Steve Macey officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Chaney Chapel Cemetery in Stover.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family in care of Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home. 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 6-6-18

Daryl Lee Burke, 44
Daryl Lee Burke, of Camdenton, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 21, 2018, in Jefferson City, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Daryl was born February 8, 1974, in Columbia, Missouri. He was the youngest child of Donald and Kathryn (Thoss) Burke. He was a 1992 graduate of Morgan County R-II High School.

On October 26, 1996, he married Alicia Renee McCarrison and of that union his two beloved children, Emily and Kory were born.

Daryl had many interests and careers in his life but, on December 6, 2009, he fulfilled his dream of becoming a registered nurse when he graduated from Columbia College School of Nursing in Osage Beach.

Daryl always had the ability to see the beauty in things in a way that others may not. That showed in his lifelong love of old cars and his unique style that was eclectic and all his own.

He took great joy in being a loyal and loving friend, brother, son and caretaker to all those who knew him. But, above all others, his greatest joy was being a father. He will be fondly remembered as a fun, generous and doting dad.

He is survived by his father, Donald Burke; children, Emily Burke and Kory Burke and their mother, Alicia Dace; siblings, Carolyn Lake and husband Scott, Donna Carver, David Burke and Sonya Corbin and husband Brit; brother-in-law, Tim Tomblinson; aunt, Jo Letchworth; girlfriend, Lasella Wynes as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathryn Burke, sister, Tanya Tomblinson and a nephew, Shaun Lake.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 29, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Lora Cunningham officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kory Burke either to assist him in furthering his education or to assist with living 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.


Steven Lee Hollaway, 60
Steven Lee Hollaway, of Laurie Missouri, passed away on Thursday May 24, 2018 at University Hospital, Columbia, Missouri.

He was born on August 7, 1957 in Linn, Missouri. He was the son of Leroy Thomas Hollaway of Freeburg Missouri and Marcella Margaret (Wimmer) Hollaway of Loose Creek, Missouri.

He was married to Linda Conner of Laurie, on October 5, 1990, she survives at their home.

He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the prestigious “Order of the Arrow”. He graduated from Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City and went on to study building trades and work in construction. He worked for Daniels Construction Company leading a crew that built the Nuclear Power Plant in Reform, Missouri.

He stayed in construction for years before going back to school and obtaining certifications in water treatment. He became the Manager for Water Treatment for the City of Laurie where he worked until his death.

He was recently elected to serve on the board for the State of Missouri’s DNR. He loved his job and the people he worked with.

Steve was an avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing, golfing, cooking, gardening and shooting. He also enjoyed helping at the numerous charity events in and around Laurie, such as the Kids Fishing Derby and the Turkey Shoot at the local American Legion.

He was also a member of the local Elks Lodge, the NRA and was a true patriot who loved his country. Most of all, Steve loved spending time with his family and friends. Steve was quick to help those in need of just about anything.

He was famous for his jerky, deer sausage, BBQ ribs and brisket and would readily share with everyone.

Survivors include two sons, Christopher M. Hollaway of Jefferson City and Michael D. Waddell of Laurie; one daughter, Amanda L Dudenhoeffer of Linn and very close family friend, April Thompson of Laurie, who was like a daughter to Steve.

Siblings include two brothers, Kevin James Hollaway and John David Hollaway of Jefferson City, and two sisters, Kimberly Jean Becker of Loose Creek and Sherry Marie Hoelscher of Jefferson City; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren and eleven nieces and nephews.

Steve is preceded in death by his father, Leroy Thomas Hollaway.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel, with services following after.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Kidwell-Garber


Donna Elizabeth Tunis, 64
Donna Elizabeth Tunis, of Versailles, died Monday, May 28, 2018, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City.

She was born on October 17, 1953, in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of William Edward Kelly and Nora Margaret (Finney) Kelly.

Donna worked for many years at Cargill in California, Missouri, before transferring to Phoenix Home Health Care.

She enjoyed the outdoors, music, drinking beer, was known as the “dancing grandma” and most of all, she loved to watch NASCAR.

She is survived by one brother, Edward Joseph Kelly and Kathleena Todd of Versailles, Missouri; one sister, Loretta Jean (Kelly) Schmidt of Versailles, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Linda Tunis of Tipton, Missouri and Mary Jane Stewart of Stover, Missouri; two sons, Jesse Leander Tunis, Jr. of Dothan, Alabama and “Tuner” William and Melissa Tunis of Versailles, Missouri; two daughters, Donna Sue Kelliegh of Anchorage, Alaska and Terrie Lee Tunis of Cassville, Missouri; and adopted daughter and best friend, Donna Moad of Versailles, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Edward Kelly and Nora Margaret Kelly, her husband, Jesse Leander Tunis, Sr. and four grandchildren.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 8th, at the Versailles Cemetery with Reverend Danny Owsley officiating.

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.


Frank J. Cinader, 78

Frank J. Cinader, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City. He was born May 12, 1940, in Kansas City, Kansas, a son of the late Frank J., Sr. and Stella (Mace) Cinader.

He was a veteran of the United States Army Reserves.

Frank was a member of the West Union Baptist Church and attended the Family Worship Center both in Versailles.

He enjoyed working with his hands and was known for crafting with scrap metal.

Frank is survived by his daughter, Linda Cinader; brother, Raymond Uber; six nieces; two nephews and his close friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank J. Cinader, Sr., his mother, Stella Uber and his son, Mike Cinader.

A celebration of Frank’s life was held Tuesday, June 5, at the Family Worship Center with Reverend Danny Owsley and Reverend Rod Campbell officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

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

 

Published 5-30-18

Michael E. Willis, 64
Michael E. Willis, of Roach, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at his home.

Michael was born April 9, 1954 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. He was the son of Paul and Jeanne (McEnaney) Willis Sr.

On January 7, 1977 in Mascoutah, Illinois, Michael was united in marriage to Crystal Lynch. They had shared over 41 loving years together as husband and wife at the time of his death.

Michael served his country proudly in the United States Army and after his honorable discharge he began his work in auto mechanics. He worked over 32 years as a mechanic for Hulett Chevrolet in Camdenton.

On his days off, Michael enjoyed spending his time outdoors working in his yard and enjoyed simple things, like just staying at home.

Michael is survived by his wife Crystal of Roach, Missouri; his son Tony Willis of Osage Beach, Missouri; one brother and one sister; along with several other relatives and friends.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Jeann Willis.

No formal services will be held.

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.


Jerry Lynn Piker, 67
Jerry Lynn Piker, Pastor of The Door, of Laurie, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018. He was surrounded by his beautiful wife Shirlene, and his loving family in their home as God received His good and faithful servant into His arms.

Jerry was born in Hickory Ridge, Arkansas on October 5, 1950, to Jess and Edwina Piker. On June 6, 1970 Jerry married the love of his life, Shirlene Culver.

Jerry graduated from Truman High School in Independence, Missouri in 1968. The following year he honored our country and joined the United States Navy serving at Oceana Naval Air Base in Virginia Beach, Virginia and aboard the USS Roosevelt.

Later on, Jerry attended and graduated from Rhema Bible College in 1984. Jerry blessed many serving as Regional Director for Rhema Ministerial Alliance International covering Missouri and Arkansas for over 20 years. He and Shirlene have spent the last 32 years as pastors at The Door.

While in Virginia Beach, God spoke deeply to Shirlene as she waited for her sailor to return home from his tour on the USS Roosevelt. Through letters, Jerry knew his wife had encountered a relationship with Jesus that would impact his life all the rest of his days.

They moved to Independence in 1972 where their precious daughters were born. Amy Leigh and Jessica Lynn were given to Jerry and Shirlene with great anticipation and joy. Jerry loved his three ladies more than anything. He cherished his position as husband to Shirlene and daddy to Amy and Jessica.

While in Independence, Jerry and Shirlene launched their life as servants of the Lord together. They served as youth pastors in their home church. During this time, they determined they would serve God as individuals, as a family, and in their local church all of their lives. Jerry’s heart for children and youth only grew through the years.

As the years passed, God continued to speak to Jerry’s heart. In 1978, Jerry accepted the call in his heart to enter the ministry.

A move to the Lake of the Ozarks came in 1979. He and Shirlene attended Opened Door Christian Fellowship where Jerry served as an elder and together he and Shirlene served in the church helping in any area that had a need.

In 1982 Jerry and Shirlene packed the girls up and moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma so Jerry could attend Rhema Bible College. God solidified a life of faith in Jerry and showed him numerous times how He made a way for him and his young family.

Jerry and Shirlene returned to the lake and accepted the call to pastor Opened Door Christian Fellowship in 1985. During his 32 plus years of ministry at Opened Door Christian Fellowship, also known as The Door, Pastor Jerry encountered thousands of people showing them the love of Christ.

He was a pastor, a friend, a servant and an honorable man. Pastor Jerry worked and sacrificed constantly to see people taken care of physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Many were given the gift of family just by the open arms of this courageous man.

Pastor Jerry was blessed to travel to several nations. The words God gave him to speak are still heard across the lands he visited and remain in the hearts of the people he encountered. He will forever live in the seeds he has sown throughout the years in Jesus’ name.

Pastor Jerry has left a legacy behind in his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His legacy will forever be passed on through the countless lives he welcomed into his heart; calling them sons, daughters, and friends.

Few men have the gift, willingness and opportunity to impact lives at a level that this man did. Pastor Jerry will be forever missed, forever cherished, and forever loved by all of us left here to carry on the work God started in him.

In addition to his beautiful wife Shirlene (Culver) Piker, Jerry is survived by daughters Amy Leigh and husband, Don Allen, Jr. of Versailles, Missouri and Jessica Lynn Freeman, and husband, Ed Freeman of Tampa, Florida.

Jerry’s cherished grandchildren are Elizabeth Drescher and husband, Zack Drescher, Chase Freeman and wife, Bree Freeman, Michael Allen, Christian Freeman, Lucas Allen, Claudia Freeman and Sarah Allen. His great-grandchildren are Genesis Drescher, Moses Drescher and Jordi Freeman.

Jerry is also survived by his sister Pam Epps and husband, Bud Epps, his brother Norman Piker, and several nieces and nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by his loving parents, Jess and Edwina Piker.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 21, 2018, at The Door in Laurie. Graveside services and interment full with military honors will follow in Garber Memorial Estates.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Jerry Piker Memorial Fund.

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 5-23-18

“Vince” William DeVos III, 46
“Vince” William DeVos III of Linn Creek, Missouri passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Vince was born July 25, 1971 in Warrensburg, Missouri to Vincent W. DeVos Jr. and Carolyn Dorris (Merritt). He was raised by and looked up to his Father “Big Papa D” Jim Dorris.

He spent most of his growing up years in Lebanon, Missouri. On October 23, 2013, Vince met his soulmate, Sabrina DeVos (Parlin); together they enjoyed over five wonderful and fun filled years of life.

Vince went to Lebanon High School where he competed in wrestling and earned a varsity letter and rocked his mullet.

He then went on to attend mortuary school in Dallas, Texas. He later returned to Lake of the Ozarks to be close to family and friends.

Vince dedicated most of his career in the boating industry at Lake of the Ozarks. He worked for Marine Max, formerly known as Arrowhead Marina, for 15 years. He also assisted starting and managing several businesses.

During the last five years of his life, he worked doing his favorite job with his favorite people at HMI Fireplace Shop as their sales associate.

Vince loved his family, especially his kids, who adored and worshipped him. He was a great father and mentor.

He was committed to God and one of his favorite scriptures was: “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” James 1:19 (NIV)

Vince enjoyed boating, fishing, listening to music, DIY projects, and working outside with family. He also enjoyed motorcycles and riding the four-wheeler, outdoor games, cards and board games, cooking, traveling and swimming.

Vince is survived by his wife Sabrina, sons Chance and Bryce, daughter Madison, parents Jim and Carolyn Dorris, Vincent and Kathy DeVos, brothers Bo (Betty), David and Joe (Kim), maternal grandparents George and Beverly Merritt, aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Grace and Vincent DeVos.

The family received friends for a Celebration of Life- Visitation, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorial Donations are suggested to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (pancan.org)

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.


Henry “Hank” Heller, 60
Henry “Hank” Heller, of Laurie, formerly of Sedalia, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Laurie Care Center. He was born July 26, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, a son of Richard Heller, Sr. and Beverly (Olsen) Minyen.

He joined the United States Army in 1979 and later worked at a sheltered workshop. He loved playing bingo and listening to classic rock music.

Hank will be remembered for his sweet, gentle spirit.

He is survived by his father, Richard Heller, Sr. of Barnett, Missouri; his mother, Beverly Minyen of Versailles, Missouri; three brothers, Richard Heller and wife Beverly of Versailles, Missouri, John Heller and wife Jackie of Marquette, Michigan and Robert Heller of Frankfort, Illinois; two sisters, Roberta Rice and husband Mike of Sunrise Beach, Missouri and Linda Deason and Darren of Laurie, Missouri; thirteen nieces and nephews; twenty great-nieces and nephews; a very special cousin, Marianne Marshall and husband Bob of Schaumburg, Illinois and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Heller.

A small family service will be held.

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

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


Robert William Bueker, 64
Robert William “Bob” Bueker, of Gravois Mills, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018, at his home. He was born November 25, 1953, in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of William J. and Verniece (Lee) Bueker.

On January 27, 1990, in St. Louis, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Lillian (Baker) Bueker.

He and Lillian have owned J&K Café for the last seven years.

Bob was a member of the Kent Memorial Lutheran Church and attended Crossroads Church both in Sunrise Beach.

When he wasn’t working at the restaurant, he enjoyed spending time outdoors deer hunting.

Bob was a joy to be around. He had an outgoing personality and never met a stranger. He loved his family and treasured the time he spent with them.

In addition to his wife, Lillian, he is survived by his daughters, Jacqueline Bueker and Krysta Bueker Foushee both of Springfield, Missouri; grandson, Jaxton Paul Bueker; his mother and step-father, Verniece and Paul Boswell of St. Louis, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, William J. Bueker and his brother, James Steven Bueker.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, June 3rd, at Crossroads Assembly of God Church, 680 Beachwood Drive, Sunrise Beach, Missouri 65079. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

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

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


James Morgan Francis, 89
James Morgan Francis, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018, at his home. He was born January 29, 1929, in Linn Creek, Missouri, a son of the late Roy Clinton and Jessie Mae (Patterson) Francis.

James grew up in Sunrise Beach, and attended Oak Hill Grade School and Versailles High School.

On December 23, 1950, in Versailles, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Willa Dean (Irwin) Francis. Together, they shared sixty-eight years of marriage and raised seven children on their family farm in Versailles.

James was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean Conflict. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal W/4 and Bronze Service Stars – United Nations Service Medal and Meritorious Unit Commendation.

He was honorably discharged with the rank of Technical Sergeant.

James spent his life working as an electrician and an IBEW Union member. Following his retirement, he enjoyed spending his time farming.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 320 in Versailles.

James was an outdoorsman who enjoyed coon hunting and fishing. He also spent time with Willa playing cards and dancing.

In addition to his wife, Willa, he is survived by his children, Jim Francis and wife Liz, Roger Francis and wife Marya Lynn, Jerry Francis and companion Sharon Larsen, Kathy Brown and husband Dale, Julie Decker and husband Frank, David Francis and wife Kathy and Sue Conley and husband Michael; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; his sister, Alma K. Merriott and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Glen Roy Francis and his brother-in-law, Jack G. Merriott.

Funeral and Masonic services were held Wednesday, May 16, 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 Missouri School for the Blind, 3815 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110. 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.


Donna Louise Bensley, 84
Donna Louise Bensley, of Versailles, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. She was born September 2, 1933 in Des Moines, Iowa, a daughter of the late Hollis Rawson and Fay (Toepfer) Israel.

In 1952, she was united in marriage to Marion James Bensley and together they shared forty-three years of marriage before his passing in December of 1995.

Donna was raised in Des Moines, Iowa and after her marriage lived in various places. She moved to the Lake of the Ozarks ten years ago and became a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, Missouri.

She retired from AT&T as a manager after twenty-eight years of service. To say she loved cats was an understatement and her cats adored her. She was an avid football fan as well.

Survivors include her four sons, Marion James Bensley, Jr. of Warner Robins, Georgia, Hollis Dale Bensley and wife Viola of Camdenton, Missouri, Michael Allen Bensley and wife Lillian of Cherryville, North Carolina and Todd Steven Bensley and wife Jenelle of Coldwater, Michigan; twenty-four grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Mary Lou Kile of Hesperia, California; a brother, Hollis Toepfer of Sierra Vista, Arizona and many other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, May 18, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Laurie, Missouri. Graveside services and burial was held Monday, May 21, 2018 in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.

Memorial donations may be made to OzarksKat 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.


Clara May (Anderson) Manton, 84
Clara May (Anderson) Manton, of Buffalo, Missouri passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 under the loving care of the staff at Colonial Springs Health Care Facility.

Clara was born December 3, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the daughter of James Howard and Myrtle Leta (Dye) Anderson.

Clara moved with her family to California, graduated from High School and met her father’s fishing buddy, a young Navy air traffic controller named Charles (Chuck) Manton. She and Chuck married in Pacific Grove, California on February 2, 1951.

While in California, daughter Susie was born. They then moved to Mississippi where sons, Bob and Charlie were born. In 1969, the family then moved to Camdenton, Missouri.

Chuck and Clara were members of the Camdenton United Methodist Church. Clara worked in retail clothing stores in the lake area for many years. After retiring from retail work, Clara went to Cosmetology school and became a licensed beautician. Her favorite hobbies were crafting and quilting.

Clara was the “Queen Bee” of her local Red Hat Chapter. One of her favorite past times was shopping for presents for her grandchildren and then wrapping those gifts in enormous amounts of tape. Clara enjoyed cooking and will always be remembered for her bountiful meals and especially her pecan and lemon icebox pies.

She is survived by her sons Robert Howard (Bob) Manton and wife Susan and Charles David Manton Sr.; her daughter Susan Marie Atteberry and husband Ron; five grandchildren, Valerie Manton Amyot and husband Alex, Charity Atteberry Hamman and husband Ben, Christa Manton, Josiah Atteberry, Abbie Knudsen and Charles David (Charlie) Manton, Jr.; and great grandchildren Ella Amyot, Saquoia Manton, Amberlie Manton and step grandson, Justin Luvin; and several nieces and nephews.

Among them are Joyce (Jo) Kleckowski, Marge (Ann) Covolo, Kathy Graham and Eddie Murdock.

Clara is preceded in death by her husband Chuck Manton; her parents, James and Myrtle Anderson; brothers James Howard (Lucky) Anderson and Herb Anderson; and sister Lucille (Lucy) Murdock.

Services will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorials are suggested to Citizens Memorial Hospice, 113 E. Broadway, Bolivar, Missouri 65613.

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.
 

Published 5-16-18

Roy Stanley McWhirter, 87
Roy Stanley McWhirter, of Fortuna, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the Tipton Oak Manor, with his daughter Marcheta at his side. He was born October 3, 1930, in Hobart, Oklahoma, the son of the late Lucas Preston and Lucinda Pearl McWhirter.

On January 28, 1956, in Nashua, Iowa, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Marjorie (Chambers) McWhirter.

Roy was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict.

At a young age, he drilled oil wells in Oklahoma with his family. While living in Fortuna, he enjoyed farming and raising cattle.

Roy was an active member of the Trinity Southern Baptist Church in Versailles where he was instrumental in the construction of the church. He was also a deacon and served alongside his wife caring for the children in the nursery for over twenty years. Roy loved his Lord and served Him faithfully.

In his spare time, Roy enjoyed horseback riding and being with Margie. Most importantly, he was a devoted and loving husband and father. He especially treasured the time he spent with his three grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Marjorie of sixty-two years, he is survived by his children, Marcheta McWhirter of Linn Creek, Missouri and Mark McWhirter and wife, Jamila of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; grandchildren, Brandon Keedy and wife Carissa, Jonathan Keedy and Andrea Knutter and husband Craig; great-grandson, Callen Knutter and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lucille Tyson.

A celebration of Roy’s life will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Amelia L. “Amy” Dickerson, 79
Amelia L. “Amy” Dickerson passed away during the early hours of Monday, May 7, 2018, at her home in Camdenton, Missouri. She was an only child, born December 1, 1938, to Dorsey (Lefty) and Grace Lee Cable.

She worked as a nurse for 45 years, serving both Camdenton Medical Center and Dr. Brenda Hettinger. There she worked closely with three ladies whom she called dear friends and shared life with. One of her greatest blessings was the group of ladies that she called "forever friends" from Versailles.

Her favorite book in the Bible was Proverbs, and in it she highlights her favorite verse, “The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.” Proverbs 11:25 MSG.

In her time here, she blessed people too numerous to mention but those who were the most impacted were her three children, ten grandchildren, and nine (soon to be ten) great-grandchildren. She rarely missed a ball game, dance recital, choir concert, graduation, or birthday party.

Her “tribe”, as she affectionately called her family, convened at her house every Sunday after church for lunch. And, fittingly, they were all there for one last lunch before she went passed away Monday morning.

She has left her children, Curtis and wife Nancy, Kelly, and Keri and husband Darrin, grandchildren Ryan, Ashley, Randi, Channing, Marlee, Kasie, Taylor, Jordan, Faith, and Mya, and her great-grandchildren Emma, Noah, Lexi, Eli, Addison, Rowan, Ainsley, Trenton, Kohen, and Hadlee to carry on her traditions, no matter how small, and to honor her legacy: always be honest, forgive and forget, be kind hearted, keep your promises, work hard, be thankful, never give up, and most important, love one another.

Of all the lessons throughout her life, the most important ones were taught to her family in the days leading to her Homecoming. Sing your unique song, stay present in the moment, and count your blessings. Mom, Grandma, Gran, Fro...we love you MORE!

A Celebration of Amy’s Life was held Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Potters House Church, Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment was Friday, May 11, 2018 at Mose Clark Cemetery in Climax Springs, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to Potters House Church- Shoebox Ministry.

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.


Cora Geneva Crawford, 94
Cora Geneva Crawford, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at Laurie Care Center, Laurie, Missouri. She was born August 15, 1923 in Blue Eye, Arkansas, a daughter of Robert Sinclair and Della Sara (Town) Shaddox.

On October 1, 1943 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, she was united in marriage to Isaac Crawford. Together they shared sixty-seven years of marriage before his passing on October 14, 2010.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Nicholas Joe Crawford; a grandson, Thomas James Crawford; two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include her son, Rondal Isaac Crawford of Gravois Mills, Missouri; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Joyce Donaldson in Muskogee, Oklahoma and other relatives and friends.

Geneva was raised in the Pruitt, Arkansas area and moved to Oklahoma as a young lady. She met and married her husband, Isaac and they lived in various places as he served in the Army. They retired to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1976.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sunrise Beach and the Eastern Star in Camdenton. In her free time, she loved sewing and making quilts. Most of all, she treasured time spent with her family.

Services were held Thursday May 10, 2018 at 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.


Alfred Eugene “Gene” Lockhart, 60
Alfred Eugene “Gene” Lockhart, of Raymore, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Redwood of Raymore. He was born December 29, 1957, in Jackson County, Missouri, the son of Frances P. Jump.

Gene was a veteran of the United States Navy. He spent many years working in construction.

Gene enjoyed building model cars and motorcycles. While residing at Redwood of Raymore, he spent many hours with the residents constructing various puzzles. There, he made many friends and served as their advocate. Gene was always helping in any way he could and encouraged others daily.

He is survived by his mother, Frances Jump of Versailles, Missouri; his sisters, Bertha Potter of Buffalo, Missouri, Tonya Vaught and husband Reid of Yellville, Arkansas and Louella Pryor and husband Chuck of Versailles, Missouri; nieces, Stephanie Tucker and Kimberly Atkinson; nephews, Geoffrey Wichhart, Derek Wichhart, Dustin Pryor, Ryan Pryor and Devon Pryor; several great-nieces and nephews; an aunt, Willa Mae Brewster of Arizona and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alfred Leonard and Inez Jump and a nephew, Curtis Potter.

Graveside services and interment with full military honors was held Friday, May 11, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Bolivar with Reverend Danny Owsley officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Serenity Care Hospice, 1626 East Elm, Harrisonville, Missouri 64701. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

 

Published 5-9-18

Donna Jean Wilson, 71
Donna Jean Wilson, of Versailles, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018 at Good Shepherd Care Center, Versailles. She was born September 14, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of Lawrence Leroy and Gladys (Holland) Everitt.

On August 23, 1975 in North Kansas City, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Phillip Ray “Nick” Wilson. Together they shared thirty-seven years of marriage before his passing on October 23, 2012.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother Lawrence Leroy Everitt, Jr. and two sisters, Jaunita Clark and Judith Everitt.

Survivors include her sons, Brian Wilson of Versailles, Missouri and Tony Wilson of Higginsville, Missouri; a brother, Rick Everitt of Minneapolis, Minnesota; a sister, Diana Everitt of Spring Hill, Kansas and many other relatives and friends.

Donna lived in various places during her childhood. After her marriage to Nick, they made their home in Kansas City and later moved to Oklahoma. They retired to Versailles in 2006.

She enjoyed flowers, gardening and loved to read. Most of all, she enjoyed time spent with her family.

Services were held Friday, April 27, 2018 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

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

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


Frank Carson Mercer, III, 48
Frank Carson Mercer, III, of Laurie, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Laurie Care Center. He was born May 17, 1969 in Phoenix, Arizona, a son of Frank Carson Mercer, Jr. and Marilyn Caroll (Barnett) Mercer.

He graduated from Mesa High School in the class of 1987 and attended radio broadcasting school in Phoenix. He worked in Osage Beach, Missouri as an on-air personality for KBMX in 1989 and later in life at a station in Metter, Georgia.

He enjoyed living in the northwest for a time working various customer service jobs until a heart attack and stroke left him disabled. With the help of his exceptional brother, he was able to return to the lake area.

Survivors include his children, Quinton Frank, Ryan Steven and Sara Jeanette all of Springfield, Missouri and Emily Rose and Liliana Grace both of Glennville, Georgia; his granddaughters, Scarlett Elizabeth and Skylar Rose; his step-father, Richard Earl Delaney and his siblings, Christopher Rasmussen and wife Crystal of Springfield, Missouri and Shawna McBrien of Sunrise Beach, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Mercer, Jr.; his mother, Marilyn Delaney and a daughter, Mary Elizabeth.

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

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


Wade Calvin Hogue, Jr., 79
Wade Calvin Hogue, Jr., of Gravois Mills, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Laurie Care Center. He was born May 21, 1938, in Salineville, Ohio, a son of the late Wade Calvin, Sr. and Anna Marie (Schaffer) Hogue, Cebulak.

Wade was a veteran of the United States Army.

He was an ironworker employed with the Local 396 Union.

Wade enjoyed spending time hunting, searching for arrowheads and operating his HAMM radio.

He is survived by his children, Cheryl Burkhart and husband Vic of Gravois Mills, Missouri, Wayne Hogue, Sr. and wife Wanda of Catawissa, Missouri and Kevin Hogue of St. Clair, Missouri; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Hogue and wife Aggie of Hubbard, Ohio and Dennis Cebulak and wife Bonnie of Perryville, Missouri; sister, Jane Ann Torres and husband Edward of Hermann, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 4, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel with Wayne Hogue, Sr. officiating.

Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the Cape Galena Cemetery in Sunrise Beach.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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

Published 5-2-18

Donna Jo Ketcham, 77
Donna Jo Ketcham, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018 at her home. She was born February 20, 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of Earl Vincent and Ruth May (Fleetwood) Edmondson.

On November 16, 1968 in Las Vegas, Nevada, she was united in marriage to Edwin Lee Ketcham. Together they shared thirty years of marriage before his passing on November 22, 1998.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Larry Earl Edmondson.

Survivors include her son, Cody Lee Ketcham and wife Shawna; two grandchildren, Cody Lee Ketcham, Jr. and Kyle Isaac Ketcham; an aunt, Mary Hill all of Sunrise Beach, Missouri and other relatives and friends.

Donna was raised in Independence, Missouri and as a teen moved to Southern California. She worked in the printing industry for most of her working life.

In 1997, she fulfilled her adulthood dream of moving back to Missouri and living on her own little farm; which she considered paradise. She loved all four-legged creatures but had a special passion for horses. She spent her retirement years working hard to help “rescue horses”.

Graveside services and burial was held Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Garber Memorial Estates, Laurie.

Memorial donations may be made to Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue.

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

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


Helen F. Long, 76
Helen F. Long, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018, at her home. She was born December 26, 1941, in Stover, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Albers) Schnirch.

On December 28, 1957, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stover, she was united in marriage to Glenn E. Long who preceded her in death on March 16, 2014.

Helen was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Versailles. In her spare time she enjoyed reading.

She is survived by her children, Jeffery Long of Kansas City, Kansas, Clinton Long and wife Linda of Kansas City, Kansas and Gail Avery of Bonner Springs, Kansas; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty James of Versailles, Missouri and Mary Johnson of Ashton, Iowa; several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Julia Long, brothers, Eddie Schnirch, Victor Schnirch, Norman Schnirch and Raymond Schnirch and her sisters, Irene Hodges and Joan Johnson.

Graveside services and inurnment was held Friday, April 20, in the Versailles Cemetery with Pastor Erik Rottmann officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance or Susan G. Komen for the Cure to aid in the fight against breast cancer.

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


Jim P. Rice, 62
Jim P. Rice, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at his home. He was born on August 31, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was the son of Jack and Pat Rice.

He was united in marriage to Sandra Davis on August 16, 1986 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Jim worked as an Estimator in various aspects of the construction industry. He had a love for boating and drove the Pirate Ship at Captain Ron’s after retirement.

Jim was a loyal Cardinal’s fan. He enjoyed football and many other sports as well. Jim loved living life to the fullest; his greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Sandra Rice of the home; son John Rice of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; daughter Annie Rice of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; two sisters Debi Helbling and husband Tim of St. Louis, Missouri and Patti Anderson and husband Mike of Gerald, Missouri; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Pat Rice, sister Kathy Gray and brother in law Ron Gray.

A Celebration of Life Open House was Saturday, April 28 at The Stables in Sunrise Beach, 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.


Lonnie Keith Silkwood, 72
Lonnie Keith Silkwood, of Barnett, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018, at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia. He was born August 8, 1945, in Kingston, Missouri, a son of the late Ora and Anna (Baker) Silkwood.

On June 5, 1964, in Polo, Missouri, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Norma (Christopher) Silkwood.

Lonnie was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during Vietnam.

He was employed by Ameren as a lineman and later as a meter reader, retiring with more than twenty years of service.

Lonnie was very involved in youth sports when his children were young. He coached baseball, girls and boys basketball and assisted the high school girls’ basketball coaches. He was also instrumental in rebuilding the baseball field in Versailles. In addition to cheering for local teams, Lonnie was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.

He was a member of the Versailles Calvary Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, Norma, he is survived by his children, Kelly Hampshire and husband Brad of Kansas City, Missouri, Jared Silkwood of Versailles, Missouri and Micah Silkwood and wife Shalinn of Kansas City, Missouri; six grandchildren, Gavin Silkwood, Bre Kamaka, Hunter Hampshire, Marisa Hampshire, Logan Silkwood and Daphne Silkwood; brother, Norman Silkwood and wife Sandra of Warrensburg, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Silkwood and sister, JoAnn Lewis.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 26, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Chris Bass officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Morgan County Athletic Club. 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.


Harold Gene Fry, 72
Harold Gene Fry of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, was born May 14, 1945 in Dexter, Missouri. He died Friday, April 20, 2018 at his home at Lake of the Ozarks.

He retired from Boeing Military Aircraft where he worked for over forty-eight years as a manufacturing engineer. Harold was a military veteran where he served his country in the Army in Vietnam for two years (1966-1967) and was honorably discharged.

His most joyful days were spent with his family and close friends and boating. He was a proud father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold L. and Thelma A. Fry, nee Lane; his sisters, Donna R. Porter, nee Fry and Mary Black, nee Fry; and brothers-in-law, Terry Kasten and Pete Kasten.

Surviving him are his wife, Margie, nee Kasten whom he married on July 3, 1986; two sons, Scott (Connie) Fry of Jerseyville, Illinois and Chad (Julie) Fry of Elgin, Illinois; five grandchildren, Krista Fry, Kayla (Cody) Deppe, Konnor Fry, Emersyn Fry and Avery Fry; one brother, Gary (Pati) Fry of Elsah, Illinois; one sister, Grace (Eldon) Kanallakan of Jerseyville, Illinois; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John (Gloria) Kasten of Ft. Myers, Florida, Molly (Terry) Sirridge of Kansas City, Kansas, Bob (Vicky) Kasten of Brighton, Illinois, Lisa Bernhardt of East Alton, Illinois, Marti Porter of Mascoutah, Illinois and Dave Black of Jerseyville, Illinois; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; great-nieces and great nephews.

Harold requested no services to be held.

Memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association or American Cancer Society.

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

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


Harper May Gonzagowski
Harper May Gonzagowski was delivered into this world on April 23, 2018, at the University of Missouri Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia. Shortly after her birth, she left the loving arms of her parents to rest with her heavenly Father.

She is survived by her parents, Keith Gonzagowski and Valerie Langley of the home; her sister, Gracie Dale of the home; maternal grandparents, Greg and Linda Koon of Stover and paternal grandparents, Dean and Christine Gonzagowski of Versailles.

Graveside services were held Friday, April 27, 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.


Eli Hursh Stauffer, 79
Eli Hursh Stauffer, 79 years, 1 month and 24 days, of Barnett, Missouri, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018. He was born February 28, 1939 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Willis W. and Anna Mary (Hursh) Stauffer.

He married Martha Hurst Brubacher, who survives him of the home, on November 10, 1960 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Eli attended Hopewell Mennonite Church near Barnett. He was an employee of Fasco Industries in Eldon, Missouri for twenty-one years and he owned and operated an electric motor repair shop.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by seven children, Lester Stauffer of Barnett, Missouri, Leonard Stauffer and wife Katherine of Barnett, Missouri, Allen Stauffer and wife Mary of Shiloh, Ohio, Eli Stauffer, Jr. and wife Jane of Barnett, Missouri, Leon Stauffer and wife Alma of Barnett, Missouri, Kathrine Stauffer of Barnett, Missouri and Martha Sauder and husband Jonathan of Barnett, Missouri; fifty-one grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren; seven siblings, Elizabeth Burkholder of New York, Willis Stauffer and wife Ida of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Amos Stauffer and wife Lizzie of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Anna Weaver of Versailles, Missouri, Mable Nolt of Spencer, Tennessee, Hettie Finney and husband Don of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Henry Stauffer and wife Eva of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; a brother-in-law, Reuben Zimmerman and wife Emma of Barnett, Missouri and a host of other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Vera Zimmerman and a daughter-in-law, Irene Stauffer.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 30 in the family home and 9:30 a.m. in the Hopewell Mennonite Church with Daniel Newswenger, Raymond Stauffer, Leonard Martin and Harry Leinbach officiating.

Pallbearers were Marvin Stauffer, Lavon Stauffer, David Lee Stauffer, Michael Stauffer, Glen Stauffer and Noah Stauffer. Interment will be in the Hopewell Mennonite 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.

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Virginia B. Hopkins, 91
Virginia B. Hopkins, of Richmond died on Friday, April 20, 2018 at her home at Oak Ridge in Richmond.

Virginia was born on June 15, 1926 in Lawson, MO to Virgil and Edith B. (Vinyard) O’Dell. She married Edward Hopkins of Camdenton, MO on April 8, 1961. He preceded her in death on August 3, 2012.

Survivors include; nephews, Jack O’Dell and his wife, Kathy of Orrick, MO and Dale O’Dell of Orrick; and niece, Teresa Bishop and her husband, Rick of Chicago, IL.
In addition to her parents and husband, Virginia was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Lee O’Dell and Tommy Dee O’Dell.

Virginia and her husband were owner and operator of Hopkins Supermarket in Camdenton from 1963 to 1999. They later owned and operated a citrus and orange grove in Texas from 1979 to 1999.

Virginia loved living in Texas with all her friends and loved working in the citrus groves. She enjoyed crocheting and would make caps for children in the hospital. She had lived in LaFeria, TX and Elsa,TX before moving to Richmond in 2012. Virginia was of the Christian faith.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Shirkey’s Hospice or to the Orrick United Methodist Church.

Memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 6-7 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Inurnment will be at a later date.

On line condolences maybe left on our website at www.thurmanfuneralhome.com


Ronald Ray Graham, 68
Ronald Ray Graham was born August 18, 1949 in Bloomington, Illinois. He passed away, March 31, 2018 at his home in Sunrise Beach, Missouri. He was the youngest son of Harold E. Graham and Mary Lucille (Brady) Graham.

He worked for Cummins Diesel and Central Illinois Trucks in Normal, Illinois as a diesel technician for over fifteen years. He then decided to buy his own semi and drive over-the-road.

After relocating his family to Lake of the Ozarks in 1997, he was a crane operator for Rush Dock and Crane and Westfork Construction. He also worked at Franky and Louie’s and Deer Valley Campground for ten years in general maintenance before retiring completely in 2015.

He was a long-time member and officer of the Sons of the American Legion Post 624.

Ron lived a full life enjoying everyday as a holiday. He enjoyed camping, fishing, motorcycling, boating and spending time with friends and family. He was always there to help out anyone who needed it.

Ron is survived by his wife of twenty-six years, Mary Sue (Donelson) Graham; daughters, Michelle A. Graham of Bloomington, Illinois, Dawn R. (Graham) Audi of Bloomington, Illinois, Kristina L. (Long) Baker of Boonville, Missouri and Kayla R. Heibenthal of El Paso, Illinois; a son, David J. Long of Boonville, Missouri; six grandchildren, Kyle J. Audi, Ashley D. Duncan, Jesse S. Duncan, Emily M. Audi, Dominic B. Baker and Dante R. Baker; great-grandchildren, Mayloni and Milianah Cook and siblings, James H. Graham and wife Linda of Warsaw, Missouri, Linda L. (Graham) Cox of Bloomington, Illinois and Steven D. Graham and lifetime companion Julie of Mountain Grove, Missouri.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents; a nephew; a niece and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He lost many close friends through the years.

Memorial services were held Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel, Laurie, Missouri.

A second memorial service was held Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Calvert and Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, Illinois.  Inurnment will be in Garber Memorial Estates, Laurie, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made to Christmas Angels. Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Mary F. Schutzenhofer, 81
Mary F. Schutzenhofer, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Lakeside Meadows in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Mary was born October 12, 1936 in East St. Louis, Illinois. She was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Novosak) Havel.

On November 27, 1956 in East St. Louis, Illinois, Mary was united in marriage to Joseph (Joe) Schutzenhofer. Together they shared over 61 years of marriage at the time of her death.

Mary was a loving and devoted wife to her husband Joe, and a wonderful, caring mother, and grandmother to her children and their families. She was a dedicated homemaker and created many beautiful memories for her family to cherish.

Mary took care of herself by going to cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation for over 20 years. She was an avid reader and also enjoyed several hobbies including ceramics and sewing.

Mary was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church where she was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.

Above all, Mary's great joy in life was her family. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all.

Mary is survived by her husband, Joe; her sons Richard J. Schutzenhofer of Atlanta, Georgia and Robert K. Schutzenhofer and wife, Darla, of Fulton, Missouri; her daughters Lisa L. Eastman and husband, Jack, of Jefferson City, Missouri and Mary Rene' Schutzenhofer of Lake Ozark, Missouri; two grandchildren Ethan and Nate Schuztenhofer; her sister Barbara Klein of Waterloo, Illinois; along with several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Mary Havel.

Services were held Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association or the Camden County Relay for Life.

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.


Robert David Uthoff, Sr., 95
Robert David Uthoff, Sr., of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

“Bob” was born July 18, 1922 in St. Louis to the late Edwin and Jean (Auld) Uthoff. After graduating from Cleveland High School, he joined the US Army during World War II and was honorably discharged after receiving a Purple Heart. He earned an electrical engineering degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

In 1947 he married Virginia Whissell who preceded him in death in 2016. He lived most of his life in St. Louis, spending time in West Palm Beach, FL, and Lake of the Ozarks before retiring to Osage Beach.

Bob is survived by his daughter Patricia Pemberton (William), Osage Beach, Missouri; son Robert Uthoff, Jr. (Patricia), Halfway, Missouri; two grandsons Joshua Pemberton (Rebecca), Columbia, Missouri; and Caleb Pemberton (Pilar), Columbia, Missouri; a step granddaughter Leslie Venezio, Halfway, Missouri; five great-grandchildren Evie Pemberton, Alex Pemberton, Lola Pemberton, Alissa Pemberton, Penelope Pemberton all of Columbia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother Edwin Uthoff and his sister Jean Baier.

Bob was an exemplar of hard work and love of family. He founded a manufacturing representative company and served as its president for more than 20 years. He was proud not only of his own accomplishments, but also those of his children and grandchildren. In retirement he followed his passions of golf and fishing.

A Celebration of Life was held Friday, April 13, at Lake Presbyterian Church in Osage Beach.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to Lake Presbyterian Church or the Harry S. Truman Veteran’s Hospital.

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.


Larry Edward Branneky, 82
Larry Edward Branneky, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018, at his daughter’s home, Columbia, Missouri. He was born November 8, 1935 in Pattonville, Missouri, a son of Oscar W. and Olie Ann (Wirt) Branneky.

On February 4, 1961 in Freeburg, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Johannesmeyer. Together they shared fifty-three years of marriage before her passing on May 28, 2014.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister; and two brothers, Jerry Branneky and Lloyd Branneky.

Survivors include a son, Tom Branneky of Hazelwood, Missouri; two daughters, Gail Baker and husband Richard of Columbia, Missouri and Kim Panuicki and fiancé Pat Austin of Florissant, Missouri; three grandchildren, Robert Corcoran, Kayla Corcoran and Mackenzie Panuicki; a sister-in-law, Brenda Branneky of Russellville, Arkansas and a host of other relatives and friends.

Larry was raised in St. Louis and made a career as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. After his retirement, he and Pat made their home at Lake of the Ozarks.

He was a member of the Moose Lodge in St. Louis, Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 in Laurie and the Westside Senior Center in Gravois Mills. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, games and reading.

Services were held Friday, April 13, 2018 at Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Burial followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association.

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

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


Warren Clark Palmer, 56
Warren Clark Palmer, of Versailles, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in his home. He was born July 20, 1961 in Fort Bragg, California a son of James and Sharon Palmer.

He is survived by a son, Brenden Palmer.

Warren was raised in the state of California. He served his country proudly in the United States Army. He later moved to Missouri and worked various jobs.

No formal funeral services will be held.

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

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

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