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 7-16-14

Larry Stephens, 72
Larry Stephens, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He was born March 5, 1942, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Lawrence D. and Geraldine (Akers) Stephens.

On October 29, 1963, in Roeland Park, Kansas, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Patricia (Sanford) Stephens.

Larry was a believer of the Presbyterian faith and a member of the Sierra Club.

Some of his favorite hobbies included bird watching and counting for Cornell, fishing and traveling.

In addition to his wife, Patricia, he is survived by his daughters, Rachel Terrell and husband Patrick and Laura Susan Stephens; his mother, Geraldine Akers Stephens and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Stephens and his sister, Patricia.

Graveside services and interment was held Thursday, July 3, 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.


Walter Brinton Kean, 76
Walter Brinton Kean, of Camdenton, Missouri, died on Thursday June 26, 2014, at Big Springs Nursing Home, at Humansville, MO.

Walter was born April 15, 1938 in Bristol, Penn, the son of Edward and Lavern Kean.

Walter was united in marriage to Louise Taylor who preceded him in death on January 13, 2008.

Walter is survived by his son Ricky Kean and daughter Tina White, granddaughter Samantha White; along with many other friends and relatives..

Graveside Services were held Monday June 30, 2014 at Hedges Cemetery, Camdenton, Missouri.

Inurnment was at Hedges Cemetery.

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

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


Norman F. Beeler, 90
Norman F. Beeler, of Gravois Mills, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at NorthCare Hospice House in North Kansas City, Missouri. He was born April 22, 1924, in Clinton, Missouri, the son of the late Charles and Martha Beeler.

Norman was a veteran of the United States Army Air Force having served in World War II.

He was employed at American Can Company as an inspector until his retirement.

Norman was a member of the American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 in Sunrise Beach and the Gravois Mills VFW Post 5178. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his daughters, Karen Kobby and Connie Harrison both of Kansas City, Missouri; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Norma Frike.

There are no memorial services planned at this time. 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.


Thomas Arthur Koth, 58
Thomas Arthur Koth was born, April 22, 1956 in Storm Lake, Iowa. He died Friday, June 27, 2014, at the age of fifty-eight years.

On June 12, 1982 in Storm Lake, Iowa, he was united in marriage to Julie Ann Bentley and to this union two sons were born.

He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Terri Carver.

Survivors include his wife, Julie Koth of Montreal, Missouri; two sons, Tony Koth and wife Ashlee of Linn Creek, Missouri and Nick Koth of Springfield, Missouri; two grandsons, Gavin and Zayne Koth; his mother, Glenice Koth of Iowa; a brother, Dan Koth of Texas; a sister-in-law, Kristie Michitsch and husband Robin of Jefferson City, Missouri; a niece and nephew, Taylor and Rex Michitsch and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Tom was raised in Iowa and attended school in Marcus, Iowa and later attended tech school in Sheldon, Iowa. He started his first air conditioning company in Dallas, Texas at the age of twenty-six.

Tom and Julie returned to Iowa to be near family in 1987 where he owned and operated a rental center and air conditioning business in Spirit Lake, Iowa for many years. They moved to Lake of the Ozarks in 2008.

He and his son, Tony owned and operated Tom’s Air Conditioning north of Camdenton.
Tom was a Christian man.

He was a true outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoeing and golf. He planted many trees at Loon Lake, Minnesota. There was not anything Tom set his mind to that he could not accomplish. He worked tirelessly to provide for his family.

He built several homes. Tom never met a stranger. He was a life-time member of the N.R.A. and was a gun collector. He was a member of the Fun Runners Car Club.

He loved old cars and restored many throughout the years including a 1961 Biscayne for his son, Nick and 1966 GTO for his son, Tony. He was a member of the West Lake Chamber of Commerce where he served as president of the Leads group.

A memorial service was held in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home.

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

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


Robert Scott Johnson, Jr,
Robert Scott Johnson, Jr., passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014, at his home in the Ivy Bend community. He was born June 23, 2014, at the University of Missouri Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the son of Robert Johnson and Pebbles Shepherd.

In addition to his parents, Robert and Pebbles, he is survived by his sisters, Stephanie Marie Johnson, Ashley Sheri Johnson, Samantha Rae Johnson and Angela Nicole Johnson; paternal grandparents, Janice and Roy VanWinkle of Stover, Missouri and Peter Johnson of Houston, Texas; maternal grandparents, Sandra and David Ucker of Thornton, Colorado and Michael Shepherd of Cripple Creek, Colorado; paternal great-grandmother, Sophia A. Hudson of Visalia, California; maternal great-grandmother, Mary Garretson of Orange Cove, California and numerous aunts and uncles.

A celebration of Robert’s life was held Friday, July 4, 2014, at the Lakeview Baptist Church in Ivy Bend, with Pastor Jack Kirkham 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.


George Michael Johnson, 66
George Michael Johnson, of Barnett, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, June 28, 2014. He was born September 28, 1947, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a son of the late George and Gladys (Maxam) Johnson.

George was a United States Navy veteran having served in Vietnam.

While living in Massachusetts, he was employed at a cotton mill. After moving to Michigan, he worked for Coca-Cola until his retirement.

George’s favorite hobby was prospecting for gold. He also enjoyed watching sci-fi television shows.

He is survived by his sons, Robert Johnson of the state of California and Shane Johnson and Wade Johnson, both of Massachusetts; several grandchildren; his sister, Katherine Johnson and his special friends, Bill and Jess Schotte and family of Versailles.

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


Elaine Annette Leirer, 78
Elaine Annette Leirer, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away April 30, 2014 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Elaine was born August 20, 1935 in Bellow Falls, Vermont, the daughter of Frank and Myrtle (Bump) Comstock.

Elaine worked as a county clerk in Suffolk County for several years. In her spare time she enjoyed playing piano, reading, and gardening.

Elaine also enjoyed spending time on her computer and blogging.

Elaine is survived by three daughters, Eileen Bisges and husband, Roger, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, Elaine Guerin of Ft. Myers, Florida and Emily Necroto and husband Lous of Long Island, New York; her brother Arthur Comstock and wife (Rosa) of Hernado, Florida; and seven grandchildren; along with several other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Myrtle Comstock; and one daughter, Elizabeth Kaltenbronn.

Memorial services were held Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.

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

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


Mildred Joan (Jo) Shafer, 81
Mildred Joan (Jo) Shafer, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at home in Camdenton, Missouri, after a brief struggle with Leukemia. Jo was born February 6, 1933, in Golden City, Missouri, the daughter of Elmo and Lorene (Hall) Nutt and was one of five sisters.

The daughter of a dairy farmer, Jo graduated from high school in 1951, where she was the co-founder of the Golden City Saddle Club. Jo was a well-known school bus driver in the Ruskin School District in Kansas City from 1960 until 1973.

After moving to the Laurie, Missouri area in the 1980’s, Jo was a visible part of the community where she ran a local convenience store on Hwy 5. Jo was a friend to all; always with a joke or a “poke” that made everyone smile.

In 1952, Jo met and married the love of her life for 62 years, Theodore (Ted) Shafer (WWII Navy Veteran) where they lived in Kansas City until 1974 before moving back to Golden City and eventually to the Lake of the Ozarks where they owned and operated Shafer Painting.

Jo is survived by her husband Ted Shafer and four children; Gregory Shafer of Camdenton, Missouri, Steven (Kamala) Shafer of Palm Bay, Florida, Thea (Michael) Carter of Overland Park, Kansas, and Millette Witte of Camdenton, Missouri.

She is also survived by her sister Connie (John) Lee of Tyler, Texas; fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Graveside memorial services held Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri.

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

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

Published 7-9-14

Esther Etta Hinkle, 86
Esther Etta Hinkle, of Barnett, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born January 10, 1928, in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of the late Frank Garrison and Nina Ruth (Knowlden) Fellers.

On January 26, 1945, in Kansas City, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Melvin D. Hinkle, who preceded her in death on November 4, 2009.

Esther was a homemaker spending many enjoyable years raising her family. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, sewing and flower and vegetable gardening.

She is survived by her children, Doug Hinkle of Dunedin, Florida, Ronnie Hinkle and wife Rose of Otterville, Missouri, Esther Faye Wisdom and husband Clint of Gladstone, Missouri, Jonathan Hinkle and wife Karen of Houston, Texas, Frank Hinkle and wife Cheryl of Independence, Missouri, Jimmie Hinkle and wife Melissa of Independence, Missouri and Cheryl Beavers and husband Bill of Barnett, Missouri; one brother-in-law, Charles Hinkle and wife Jan of Barnett, Missouri; 19 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Frank Garrison Fellers, Jr. and her sisters, Marguerite Lorene Bennett and Norene Fellers.

Graveside services and interment was held Saturday, June 28, in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Gateway Chapter) or to the Morgan County Caring for Kids Coalition.

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.

Jon Franklin Collier, 80
Jon Franklin Collier, son of Willis and Emma Lawrence Collier, was born, August 5, 1933 in Hutchinson, Kansas. He died Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Dove Senior Citizen Home, Lebanon, Missouri at the age of eighty years, ten months and sixteen days.

On August 3, 1956 in Camden County, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Laura M. Wilkey and to this union one daughter was born. Together they shared fifty years of marriage until her passing on July 1, 2007.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Willis Collier and a sister, Daisy Hodges.

Survivors include his daughter, Kathy Bates and husband Michael of Lebanon, Missouri; two grandchildren, Tracey Morrow and husband Jared of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Shaun Bates of Lebanon, Missouri; four great-grandchildren, Madisen, McKinley and Kadence Morrow and Alexis Wilgren; two sisters, Beverly Thompson and husband Clarence of Galena, Missouri and Juanita Harrington of Castle Rock, Colorado; a brother-in-law, William Wilkey and wife Joanne of Grand Pass, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Shirley Murphy of Clarksburg, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Jon was raised in Kansas. He served his county proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged, he met and married his wife.

They lived in Missouri and then Kansas and settled in Camdenton in 1968. Jon was the owner and mechanic at Collier’s Garage for many years.

In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, camping and gardening. He loved animals of all kinds. He was a family man and his wife and family were always a priority in his life.

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

No formal funeral service was held.

The family prefers plants in lieu of fresh flowers and memorial donations may be made to your local charity which benefits animals, cancer or the homeless as he loved to help animals and people.

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

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


Earl Gene Kruse, 77
Earl Gene Kruse, of Lincoln, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born February 25, 1937, in Versailles, a son of the late Jerry and Gladys (Holloway) Kruse.

He was a United States Army veteran having served his country for three years.

Earl was employed at Brace Oldsmobile as a mechanic, retiring after twenty years of service.

He was one of the charter members of the area’s Fraternal Order of Eagles 4286 in Benton County. For eight years he was a trustee and also served as president and vice president.

Earl loved the Lake of the Ozarks and enjoyed spending his time boating, fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his siblings, Jim Kruse and wife Eileen of Versailles, Missouri, Robert Kruse and wife Billie of Liberty, Missouri, Christine Laughlin and husband Wayne of Jonesburg, Missouri and Gayle Kruse and wife Julie of Wright City, Missouri and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Jane Miller and Geneva Lee Mundy.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 26, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend John Wagner officiating.

Graveside services and interment followed in the Hopewell Cemetery near Barnett with Johnny Eppenauer, Butch Holloway, Buster Holloway, Tim Eppenauer, Steve Kruse, Darrell Laughlin and Larry Avey, Jr. serving as casketbearers and Jerry Kruse, Larry Avey, Phil Avey, Bill Robinson, Ronnie Avey and David Avey serving as honorary casketbearers.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hope Christian Community. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Delbert Dale Woods, 63
Delbert Dale Woods, of the Ivy Bend community, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born January 15, 1951, in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of the late Emmett and Lucille (Boxley) Woods.

On August 12, 2000, in Ivy Bend, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Marlene (Meade) Woods.

He was a United States Navy veteran having served in Vietnam.

Delbert was an over the road truck driver, retiring after thirty-five years.

In addition to his wife, Marlene, he is survived by his step-daughters, Vanessa Clark and Lori Thomas both of Addyston, Ohio; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his brother, John Woods and wife Peggy of Blue Springs, Missouri and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Emmett Woods, his mother, Lucille Bellamy and his sister, Pat.

There are no memorial services planned at this time. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Mary Lou Binkley (Gade) Cernik, 79
Mary Lou Binkley (Gade) Cernik of Linn Creek, Missouri died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at her home in Linn Creek.

Mary Lou was born September 25, 1934 in South Norfolk, Virginia to Vesper and Marjorie Binkley. Mary Lou was an amazing mother and grandmother. She will be remembered for her strength, love and perseverance as well as her great cooking, gardening, and hospitality; and most notably for spoiling her grandchildren.

She worked at Western Electric and Swift Packing Co. in Omaha during the 1960’s and 70’s, before she and her husband retired in 1984 to the Lake of the Ozarks in Linn Creek, Missouri.

Mary Lou is survived by her children, Steve Gade of Sunrise Beach, MO, Cindy (Gade) and Steve Dingman of Newport News, VA, and Karen Gade of Linn Creek, MO; her twin sister Carol (Binkley) and Ben Trapp of Linn Creek, MO; her grandchildren, Wesley Gade, Matt Gade, Justin Gade and Ryan Dingman.

She is preceded in death by her mother Marjorie (Cunningham) Binkley, her father Vesper Dale Binkley, her sister Judith Jean (Binkley) Latimer; her first husband George I. Gade, Jr.; her second husband John E. Cernik of 32 years; and her sister-in-law Karen Cernik.

Graveside services were held Monday, June 30, 2014 at Evergreen Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska.

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

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


Lora Lee Colter, 53
Lora Lee Colter, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at her residence in Osage Beach.

Lora was born September 4, 1960 in Fairfield, Iowa, the daughter of Kenneth and Janet (Dooley) Gilchrist.

Lora was united in marriage June 1, 1991 in Douds, Iowa, to Chris Colter and together they shared 23 years of marriage until her death.

Lora had worked 25 years as a service delivery manager for Automated Data Processing in West De Moines, Iowa. In her spare time she enjoyed spending time outdoors watching birds and growing flowers.

She loved poetry and had written some of her own poetry pieces and had published a novel “The Concierge”. She also enjoyed photography and playing with her dogs.

More than anything though, she loved her boys and spending time with her family.

Lora was a member of Faith Bridge Church in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Lora is survived by her husband Chris Colter; her two sons, Cyrus Colter and Calvin Colter all of Osage Beach, Missouri; her stepdaughter Chez Hodgson and husband, Bob, of Kansas City, Missouri; her brother Kyle Gilchrist and wife, Lisa, of Douds, Iowa; her parents Kenneth and Janet Gilchrist of Douds, Iowa; along with several other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were Monday, June 30 at Faith Bridge Church in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Interment followed at Hedges Cemetery in Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to Lake Regional Cancer Center, 54 Hospital Drive, Osage Beach, Missouri.

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

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

Published 7-2-14

William Joseph Atkisson, 35
William Joseph (Billy) Atkisson, of Eldon, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Lake Ozark, Missouri.

Billy was born October 5, 1978 in Tuscumbia, Missouri, the son of Thomas Atkisson and Ruth Ann McDowell Atkisson.

He was united in marriage October 19, 2008 in Lake Ozark, Missouri, to Sara Noyer.

Billy worked for Professional Services, a property management firm. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, camping and floating. More than anything, Billy loved his family and enjoyed playing with his children.

Billy is survived by his wife Sara; two sons, Gage Atkisson and Tanner Atkisson; one daughter Sienna Atkisson, all of Eldon, Missouri; his brother, Chris Atkisson of Kaiser, Missouri; step-brothers, Thomas Atkisson of Osage Beach, Missouri, Trenton Atkisson of Osage Beach, Missouri and Spencer Zeller of Kaiser, Missouri; step-sister Sara Convoy of Camdenton, Missouri; his father Thomas Atkisson of Linn Creek, Missouri; his mother Ruth Ann Zeller of Kaiser, Missouri; paternal grandparents James F. and Jerry Lynn Atkisson of Osage Beach, Missouri; paternal grandmother Betty L. Varner of Eldon, Missouri; maternal grandmother Dollie McDowell of Kaiser, Missouri; along with several other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to the family.

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

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


Robert Bentley Stomp, 69
Robert Bentley Stomp, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at his home.

Robert was born to Robert and Ruth (Bentley) Stomp on October 25, 1944 at Laurinburg Maxton Army Air Base in Scotland County, North Carolina.

Robert, known to all as “Skip” grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, graduating from Southeast High School in 1963.

Skip valiantly served in the United States Marine Corps, Delta Company, 1st Recon Battalion, 1967 to 1969. While serving in Vietnam, Corpsman Stomp received the Bronze Star for Heroic Achievement in Combat, as well as two Purple Heart medals.

Upon returning home, Skip pursed a long career in construction with his father. Skip retired in 1997 and moved to the Lake of the Ozarks.

Skip is preceded in death by his parents and his sister Barbara.

Skip is survived by his sister Paulette Anderson; ex-wife Connie King; son David; daughter Kristin Banker and her husband Andy Banker; and grandchildren Bentley and Brinton Banker.

Celebration of Life services were held on Monday June 23, 2014, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton.

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

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


Orice Marie (Newton) Miller, 92
Orice Marie (Newton) Miller, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014 in Camdenton Windsor Estates, Camdenton, Missouri.

Orice was born November 27, 1921 in Ira, Missouri to Arlie Lorenzo and Ida May Whitworth Newton.

She was united in marriage to Homer Miller, her high school sweetheart on July 1, 1939, and they shared 64 years together until his passing on September 22, 2003.

She was baptized as a young girl and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Orice graduated from Camdenton High School with the class of 1939. She played forward for the girl’s basketball team which never lost a game in four years. She was an avid sports fan her entire life, especially fishing and the St Louis Cardinals.

Orice owned and operated a souvenir shop from 1950 to 1956. She later cooked at school and worked for Dickerson Supply.

Orice was a devoted wife, homemaker, mother and grandmother.

Orice is survived by her children; Barbara Gregory and her husband,, Junior and Frieda Muir; four grandchildren, Julie Muir, Brent Muir and wife Carol, John Cyrus and wife Bambi, and Tara Muir and husband Ed Ficenec; five great grandchildren, Jessica Lee and husband Joe, Brandon Rollag and wife Natsuka, Blake Rollag and wife Bethany and Madison Muir and Hayden Muir, great great grandchildren, Kyiia Rollag, Caleb Munger, Eva Lee, Hugo, Leo, & Julia Rollag, Brooklyn and Colton Rollag, along with other relatives and friends..

Orice was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Chester Newton, Ross Newton, and Bill Newton; her sisters Phyllis Anderton, Betty Stafford and Bessie Willis; her sons- in-law Jack Muir and Lee Roy Cyrus.

Funeral Services were held Saturday June 28, 2014 at Hedges- Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Inurnment was held at Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Veterans Wall, Osage Beach, Missouri

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

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


Gordy Mack Glenn, 54
Gordy Mack Glenn, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Gordy was born April 22, 1960 in Nederland, Texas, the son of Ralph and Ruth (McMillan) Glenn. He was a man of many hats including being a volunteer fireman during his younger years.

Gordy was a butcher by trade, beginning when he was only 13 years old working at Shaw’s Grocery Store and ultimately moving to Camdenton, Missouri, in 1994 to open his very own meat shop, commonly known around town as “The Butcher Shop” where he was a local favorite for 15 years.

He was a board member of the Camdenton Chamber of Commerce, active member of The Church at Osage Hills, and as a member of the National MS Society, Gateway Area Chapter, he organized many functions to provide education and support for Multiple Sclerosis.

Gordy was united in marriage on June 21, 2003 in Osage Beach, Missouri, to JoAnna. He had a passion for his whole family, travel, jazz music and his ability to play the Saxophone.

His humility and peace was something that carried him even until his final calling, as he was making his typical jokes and laughing. His ability to be a vessel to anyone that came in contact with him was like no other and has taught so many people different life lessons.

Gordy was someone that you truly enjoyed being around and he could always see that silver lining. To say he will be missed would be an understatement… so the celebration of his life will forever continue.

Gordy is survived by his loving wife, JoAnna and ex-wife Sharon Calder Glenn, his children, son Micah and wife Myranda of Kirbyville Texas, daughter Aubrey Glenn, of Lake Ozark, son Shawn and wife Lindsey Glenn, of Lake Ozark, step-daughter Kristen and husband Issac Kendrick, of Biloxi, MS, and step-son Daniel and wife Megan Eidson, of Osage Beach.

Gordy is also survived by Grandchildren; William Rice, Walker Rice, Keilan Howard, Ryan King, Abbi Rice, Hailee Rice, Gavin Glenn, and Isaiah Kendrick, his Brother Jerry Glenn and wife Francine of Texas, Ronnie Glenn and wife Kathy of Warren, Texas and Sister Hilda Maass and husband Keith of Warren, Texas and his many nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Ruth Glenn.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held September 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Blue Room City Grill, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to the National MS Society, Gateway Area Chapter, 1867 Lakeland Hill Parkway, St. Louis, MO 63146

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

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

Gary Troy Bowling, 58
Gary Troy Bowling passed away on June 24, 2014, at Mercy Hospital Springfield, after a courageous battle with cancer. Gary and twin brother, Larry Roy, were born on July 20, 1955 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Emmett and Lena (Howell) Bowling. His parents preceded him in death.

Gary married Carolyn (Stoner) Bowling on May 29, 2011. Their time together was short, but those years were the happiest of both their lives.

Other survivors include daughter Leigh Anne Bowling and “grand-dog” Annie Mae, Warrensburg; stepson Joey Dollison and sons Taylor and Leland, Linn Creek; stepson Jeremy Wallace and girlfriend Armelle Dassi, Springfield; brother Larry Bowling and wife Sherry, Camdenton; nephew Wesley Bowling and son William; niece Heather Bowling; mother-in-law and adopted mom “Miss Betty” Stoner and numerous friends and extended family.

Gary was saved and baptized at an early age and was a member of First Baptist Church of Macks Creek.

He was Past Master of Linn Creek Masonic Lodge 152, Past District Deputy Grand Master of the 30th Masonic District, and held offices in the York Rite, Scottish Rite, and Eastern Star.

Gary worked in law enforcement for 34 years, the last 28 years at Camden County Sheriff’s Office. He served in numerous capacities, including canine officer with his partner T.J., marijuana eradication officer, Law Enforcement Academy instructor, and Deputy Coroner.

He was a charter member and two time director of the Lake of the Ozarks Major Case Squad and was a founding member and team advisor for the Camden County Crisis Action Team. He was promoted to Captain in 2003 and was Public Information Officer, serving as the face of the Sheriff’s Office to the news media and the community. He retired in 2011.

He was proud of his daughter, Leigh Anne, who followed in his footsteps and is the Operations Manager for Johnson County Central Dispatch E-911.

Gary enjoyed music, reading, history, trivia, riding his Harley, traveling with his wife, watching Cardinals baseball, fishing, hunting, nature, and being in the outdoors.

He had a loving and generous heart and was a friend to all who knew him. He enjoyed sharing life experiences to teach others the importance of honesty and integrity. He will be remembered for his twisted sense of humor and the funny stories he loved to tell.

Visitation was held Friday June 27, at the First Baptist Church Macks Creek, Missouri.

Funeral services were held Saturday June 28, at the First Baptist Church Macks Creek, Missouri.

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

In celebration of his life, those attending his memorial service will be encouraged to share stories of their experiences with Gary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Macks Creek First Baptist Church Building Fund or Medical Missions for Christ Community Health Center.

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

 

Published 6-25-14

Francis Dean Anderson, 84
Francis Dean Anderson of Lake Ozark, MO died Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Osage Beach Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. He was born April 22, 1930 in Rockford, Illinois to Arthur William Anderson and Mildred Leona (Moline) Anderson Carlson.

Dean attended schools in Rockford, IL, receiving an AA Degree from Rock Valley Junior College in the 1970’s.

He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Rockford, IL and married to Louise Mary Cardine on December 28, 1957 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Rockford, IL. He is a member of Harper Chapel United Methodist Church, Osage Beach, MO.

Dean is survived by his devoted and loving wife Louise of 56 years; a son David & Kit Anderson of Canton, GA; a daughter Jeanine & Mark Dirks of Monticello , Iowa; 6 grandchildren, Sagen & Sydney Anderson of Canton, GA, Hanna & Daniel Anderson of Noble, OK, Benjamin & Emily Dirks of Monticello, IA; a brother Robert & Nancy Anderson of Machesney Park, IL; two sisters-in-law Deloris Fenn Anderson and Lorraine Anderson of Rockford, IL; and many nieces and nephews, especially Robert & Judy Anderson of Lake Ozark, MO.

Dean is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Anderson & Mildred Carlson; a brother, Richard Eugene Anderson; and a son, Phillip John Anderson.

Dean ran Anderson Insurance for the last 18 years. Prior to that he worked at Sola Optical, Eldon, MO and Muskogee, OK; and Rockwell International, Rockford, IL and Tulsa, OK.

Dean was active in the Chamber of Commerce, Eldon, MO and was instrumental in getting the caboose for downtown Eldon.

He was a Past President of Lake Ozark Lions Club; a former member of the Osage Beach Elks Lodge; Scottish Rite, Freeport, IL; United Methodist Men, Harper Chapel; Winterset Dance Club, Lake of the Ozarks; Saturday Nighters Dance Club of Columbia, MO.

A Memorial Service was held Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Harper Chapel United Methodist Church Osage Beach, Missouri

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

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


Donna Jean Goldsberry (Wilson), 53
Donna Jean Goldsberry (Wilson), of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at her home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Donna was born October 3, 1960 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Donald and Dorothy (Summers) Wilson.

Donna was united in marriage on July 5, 1995 in Camdenton, Missouri to Ronald Goldsberry.

Kay was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. More than anything, she loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them, especially her grand-babies.

Donna is survived by one daughter, Amanda Nations and her husband David of Camdenton, Missouri; three sons, Michael Wilson of Greenview, Missouri, Ronald Joseph Goldsberry of Temecula, California and Nile David Goldsberry of Stover, Missouri, as well as 11 grandchildren and many extended children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A visitation was held Monday, June 16, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Donna’s wishes were to be cremated.

Memorial donations are suggested to the family.

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

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


Sylvia Lorraine Modersohn, 87
Sylvia Lorraine Modersohn, of Camdenton, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, at her home. She was born October 6, 1926, in Linn Creek, Missouri, a daughter of the late Sam and Minnie Crabtree Papen.

She spent most of her young life in High Point and attended the High Point Baptist Church.

Sylvia enjoyed mending worn jewelry and ceramics.

She is survived by her husband, Vance of the home; her sons, Jay Brandon of Branson, Missouri and Steve Brandon of Houston, Texas; her daughter, Kaye Meyer of Iowa; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her brother, T.L. Papen of High Point, Missouri and many other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by numerous brothers and sisters.

Graveside services and interment was held Monday, July 16, 2014, at the High Point Cemetery with Pastor Glen Golden officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Earl Antone Lipp, age 77
Earl Antone Lipp, age 77, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Lake Regional Health Center in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Earl was born September 23, 1936 in Dixon County, Nebraska, the son of Antone Earl and Dorothy (Hancok) Lipp.

Earl served his country proudly in the United States Air Force.

Earl married Patricia O’Gara on January 3, 1960 in Laurel Nebraska. In September 1960 he joined the staff of the Masonic Eastern Star Children’s Home. In 1966 he began a career with the United States Post Office.

His careers also included working in electronics for many years in Columbus, Neb., Yankton, SD and Norfolk, Neb. Yankton is where he raised his family and he also owned and operated two “Earls Mini Marts”.

In Olathe, Kansas he rejoined the Post Office and completed his 20 years. He retired in 2004 and moved to Lake Ozark, Missouri where he worked for Osage National Golf Course.

His life was full and filled with joy for his family. Earl loved his wife, Pat of 55 years, his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren. He was a member Ozark Shrine Club, Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star and Consistory. He was an elder and active member of Lake Presbyterian Church in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Earl had worn several hats and was also known as “Zippy” the clown. Zippy was a frequent face in parades at the Lake and in the Shrine clowns. Earl had also caught the acting bug at the lake and had just completed his ninth play in the community theater.

Earl loved to sing on stage, in church and other opportunities. He had a great passion for living life to its fullest; he enjoyed fishing, boating, travel, and his acting and singing. He had a laugh that everyone loved.

Earl is survived by his wife, Pat Lipp of Lake Ozark, MO, his three children, daughter Tammy and son-in-law Bob Wies of Murfreesboro, TN, daughter Criss and son-in-law Jeff Hastings of Owensboro, KY and son, Kenneth and daughter-in-law Cherry Lipp of Olathe, KS. His two siblings, sister, Darlene Stein of Omaha, NE, and brother Don and sister-in-law Linda Lipp of Lake Ozark, MO.

He is also survived by nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, extended family and many special friends as well. Earl was also the adopted Grandpa of Sara Bacon.

Celebration of Life Service were Tuesday, June 17 at Lake Presbyterian Church in Osage Beach, MO.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Shrine Hospital or Lake Ozark Presbyterian Church.

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

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


Sandra Sue Conrad, 70
Sandra Sue Conrad, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Boone Hospital in Columbia. She was born September 27, 1943, in Iberia, Missouri, a daughter of the late Jabe and Chloe (Pemberton) Cochran.

On December 9, 1989, in Kansas City, Missouri, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Linus “Con” Conrad.

Sue enjoyed gardening and loved animals, especially watching her hummingbirds.

In addition to her husband, Linus “Con”, she is survived by her daughter, Kim Plemmons and husband Mickey of Versailles; step-sons, David Conrad and wife Sara and Danny Conrad and wife Christy both of Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren, B.J. McGary, Rachel McGary, Brett McGary, Caleb Plemmons, Faith Conrad, Hope Conrad, D.J. Conrad, Chasidy Burton, Eli Conrad, Mia Conrad and Jessie Schaffer; great-grandchildren, Landon Schaffer, Ellie Burton, Hadley Burton and Regan McGary and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Bill Cochran, DoDo Cochran and Dennis Cochran, her sister, Donna Whittle and step-daughter, Diane Shoop.

A celebration of Sue’s life was held Saturday, June 21, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Danny Cochran officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Linus Conrad.

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


Gertrude Allison, 74
Gertrude Allison, of Ulman, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014 at her residence in Ulman.

Gertrude was born December 26, 1939 in Blue Jacket, Oklahoma, the daughter of Orval and Alice Irene (Ellis) Lee.

Gertrude was united in marriage June 6, 1970 in Kansas City, Missouri to Richard Allison and together they shared 35 years of marriage until Richard’s death in 2005.

Gertrude was a loving and devoted helpmate to her husband Richard and a caring and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who enjoyed her time spent as a homemaker. Gertrude loved spending time outdoors and especially camping. She also enjoyed traveling and attending family reunions. Gertrude loved her family more than anything and enjoyed spending time with them.

Gertrude is survived by four sons; Donald L. Reed and companion, Pamela Lee, of Caldwell, Kansas, Ronald Reed and wife, Billie, of Ulman, Missouri, Richard Allison and companion, Tracie Knach, of Kansas City, Missouri, and Steven Allison and wife, Stacy, of Kansas City, Missouri; one daughter, Sherrie George and husband, Keith, of Lawson, Missouri; one brother Bob Lee and wife, Judy, of Kearney, Missouri; one sister Mary Burris-Brooks, of Kansas City, Kansas; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; along with several other relatives and friends.

Aside from her husband, Richard, Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents, Orval and Alice Lee, and five brothers, Larry Lee, Wayne Lee, Dale Lee, Elmer Lee and Walter Lee.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at White Chapel Funeral Home in Gladstone, Missouri.

Interment followed at White Chapel Cemetery.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice Compassus, Osage Beach, Missouri.

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

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

Published 6-18-14

Stella Mae Smith, 82
Stella Mae Smith, daughter of William Franklin and Maude Lee Meadows Jacobson, was born, March 30, 1932 in Hannibal, Missouri. She passed away Thursday, May 29 2014, in Laurie Care Center, Laurie, Missouri at the age of eighty-two years, one month and twenty-nine days.

On February 1, 1980 in Camdenton, she was united in marriage to Robert Lee Smith. Together they shared twenty years of marriage until his passing in 2000.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gary Blomberg; step-son, Justin Smith and a brother, William Barnes.

Survivors include her children, Bill Blomberg and wife Kathy of Versailles, Missouri and Donna Borders of Linn Creek, Missouri; step-children, Serena Detlie of Lebanon, Missouri and Mike Smith of Linn Creek, Missouri; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Brenda Denson and husband Ronnie of Clifton Hill, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Stella was raised in the Hannibal and Clifton Hill areas of Missouri. She moved to the Lake area in 1961. She retired as the Bakery Manager of Gerbes after 20 years of service.

Stella made a profession of faith and was a member of Camdenton United Methodist Church.

The main priorities of her life were her church and her family.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt and a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate her life and her accomplishments and will treasure the memories she created for her family and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial followed in Freedom Cemetery, Montreal.

Memorial donations may be made to Camdenton United Methodist Church and left at the funeral home.

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

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


Ed Lake, 87
Ed Lake, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, at St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City. He was born May 26, 1927, in Versailles, a son of the late Thomas Leslie and Eva (Brown) Lake.

He was united in marriage to Gladys Mae Pugh who preceded him in death on April 2, 1977. Later, he married Arlene (Sims) Kidwell, who survives of the home.

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

He owned and operated a locker plant and slaughter house in Warsaw for many years. Ed also worked on the pipeline. He enjoyed the later years of his life farming.

He was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church and the Versailles Masonic Lodge #320 AF & AM.

In his spare time, Ed enjoyed reading.

In addition to his wife, Arlene, he is survived by his son, James Lake of Jefferson City; his brother, James Lake of Versailles; his sister, Ella Ruth Albers of Boonville and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Lora Lee Lake.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 3, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Dan Adkison officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

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

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


John Thomas Gunther, 79
John Thomas Gunther, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. He was born March 2, 1935, in Le Mars, Iowa, a son of the late Claire and Mary Frances (Marx) Gunther.

On August 10, 1960, in Le Mars, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Janet (Mueller) Gunther.

John was a graduate of Westmar College in LeMars, Iowa and received post graduate degrees from the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa.

He was a lifelong educator and retired from Loess Hills Area Education Agency 13 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

John was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, Knights of Columbus and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. John was a veteran of the United States Army.

In his spare time, he enjoyed stained glass, fishing, boating and cheering on his beloved Iowa Hawkeyes. Most of all, he loved his family and treasured the time he spent with them.

In addition to his wife, Janet, he is survived by his sons, John Gunther and wife Rhonda of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Joseph Gunther and wife Cathy of Libertyville, Illinois and Jay Gunther and wife Jennifer of McClelland, Iowa; daughters, Jennifer Gunther of Grayslake, Illinois and Jeanne Johnson and husband Trevor of Doniphan, Nebraska; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his brothers, Claire “Bic” Gunther and wife Beverly of Lampe, Missouri, Jim Gunther and wife Sue of Le Mars, Iowa, Mark Gunther and wife Barb of Muscatine, Iowa and Doug Gunther and wife Connie of Escondido, California and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Phil Gunther and his sister, Molly Embernate.

The family thanks the doctors and staff at Lake of the Ozarks Regional Health System, Lake Regional Cardiac Rehabilitation, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, and Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs for the excellent care provided to John.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, June 6, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie with Father Patrick Dolan and Father Larry Hoffman concelebrating. Graveside services and interment followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

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


John Walden Frame, 75
John Walden Frame, son of William Walden and Irene Fay Miller Frame, was born, December 22, 1938 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in his home, Camdenton, Missouri at the age of seventy-five years, five months and twelve days.

On December 8, 1973 near Los Angeles, California, he was united in marriage to Eudene Vay Gentry.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard Walden Frame.

Survivors include his wife, Dee Frame of the home; a half-brother, William Walden Frame of Australia; a half-sister, Salley Vanderleest of Minnesota and other relatives and friends.

John was raised in Hopkins, Missouri and later moved to Colorado where he graduated high school.

He attended the University of Missouri and transferred to the Air Force Academy of Texas. He then began a twenty-year career with the United States Air Force where he served as a Petroleum, Oil and Lubrication (POL) Officer. He retired as a Major.

John and Dee moved to Washington. With no prior construction experience and with research done through books, he built them a house in the hills. They lived in their dream home and started a tree farm. In 2004, they moved to the Lake of the Ozarks.
John accepted the Lord as his savior hours before his death.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Washington.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 7, 2014 in New Life Church of the Nazarene, Camdenton under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial with full military honors followed in Allee Memorial Gardens, Camdenton.

Rather than flowers, folks are encouraged to donate a teddy bear. Those teddy bears will then be donated to local fire departments to give to children who have experienced loss or tragedy.

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

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


Henry “Buck” Bauer, 76
Henry “Buck” Bauer, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at his home. He was born July 16, 1937, in Versailles, a son of the late Walter and Hazel (Marriott) Bauer.

On January 23, 1978, in Warsaw, he was united in marriage to Shirley Bellamy, who survives the home.

Buck was a hard worker and spent many years as a logger. He loved the outdoors where he enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He attended the Locust Baptist Church and was a member of the Lake of the Ozarks Coon Club.

In addition to his wife, Shirley, he is survived by his sons, Alan Bauer of Vienna, Missouri and Danny Bellamy and wife Debbie of Godfrey, Illinois; his daughters, Donna Russell and husband Terry of Fenton, Missouri, Debbie Houchens and husband Gary of Billings, Missouri and Elle Bauer of Merrillville, Indiana; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; his sister, Cora Etta Hathaway and husband Harley of Memphis, Tennessee and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Kelly Bauer and his sisters, Mary Norris and Norma DeWeerdt.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 8, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Boys Town National Headquarters, 200 Flanagan Boulevard, P.O. Box 8000, Boys Town, NE 68010 or to His Kids Incorporated, P.O. Box 412, Highland, Illinois 62249-0412.

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 6-11-14

Paul R. Swercinski, 85
Paul R. Swercinski, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Lake Regional Health System, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Paul was born June 12, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Leo and Bertha Swercinski.

He was united in marriage June 2, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri to Mary Ann DeCavele and together they shared 64 years of marriage until his death.

Paul worked for Super Value in Kansas City as a warehouse supervisor, retiring after 31 years of employment. After retiring to the lake area, Paul became a member and avid golfer of Lake Valley Country Club and Golf Course.

He enjoyed gardening, feeding the birds and just “piddling around”. Paul loved sports of all kinds, and he was a fun-loving guy who enjoyed living life to the fullest.

He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Camdenton and an active member of the Knights of Columbus.

Paul is survived by his loving wife Mary Ann; one son, Mike Swercinski of Camdenton, Missouri; five granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren; along with many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Bertha Swercinski; one son, Robert Swercinski; and one brother, Joe Swercinski.

Funeral Mass was held Friday, May 30, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment was Friday, May 30, at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.

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

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


Pamela Kay Phillips, 57
Pamela Kay Phillips, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Pamela was born November 21, 1956 in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, the daughter of Rev. Warren Dale and Mary Evelyn (Morris) Keeney.

Pamela was saved and baptized at a very young age. She was united in marriage June 26, 1982 to Donald Nelson Phillips.

Pamela’s father, Rev. Warren Dale Keeney performed their marriage ceremony.

Pamela graduated from Camdenton High School in 1977. She worked at several jobs throughout the years including the Night Hawk, Crystal’s Bakery, Mr. A’s, and Tom’s Dinner and Pancake House.

She had also been involved with sign language at Highland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Pamela enjoyed cooking and baking, and made the best homemade bread and cinnamon rolls.

Among her many activities, she called BINGO and made crochet hats and scarves for cancer patients.

Pamela was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a caring neighbor and friend to all who knew and loved her.

Pamela is survived by her children; Jimmy Phillips of Linn Creek, Missouri and daughter Wendy Hobbs and husband, Mike, of Macks Creek, Missouri; two grandchildren, Quentin and Ethan Hobbs; her mother, Mary Evelyn Keeney, of Linn Creek, Missouri; three brothers, Glen Keeney and wife, Becky, of Montreal, Missouri, James Keeney of Linn Creek, Missouri, and Gearl Keeney and fiancé, Tiffany Burke of Osage Beach, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her father, Rev. Warren D. Keeney.

Funeral Services were held Friday, May 30, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment will be at Hedges Cemetery, Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to the family.

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

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


Beatrice Kay McDonald, 50
Beatrice Kay McDonald, of Iberia, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Kay was born November 18, 1963 in Green City, Missouri, the daughter of Keith and Delphine (McCammant) Pitt.

Kay was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who helped create many beautiful memories for her family and friends. She enjoyed reading, cross stitch, garage sales and collecting Native American items.

More than anything, she loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them, especially her grand-babies.

Kay is survived by three daughters, Amanda Ververka of Iberia, Missouri, Kimberly Frohoff of Eldon, Missouri, and Stephanie Pietrzak of Osage Beach, Missouri; one brother, John Pitt and wife, Elizabeth, of Kirksville, Missouri; two sisters, Bev Johnson and husband, Botton of Eldon, Missouri, and Virginia Potter and husband, Clyde, of Edina, Missouri; nine grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister Patty Cornelison.

A visitation was held Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to the family.

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

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


Betty Jean Smith, 78
Betty Jean Smith, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. She was born December 26, 1935, in Kansas City, Kansas, a daughter of the late Ralph G. and Pearl M. (Dishman) Lance.

She was employed at Kelly’s Port as a bookkeeper for many years until her retirement.

Betty was a loving, Christian mother. Her favorite hobbies were flower gardening and boating. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and her dog, Penny.

She is survived by her son, Michael D. Smith of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; her daughter, Sheryl Snider and husband Darel of Plattsburg, Missouri; five grandchildren, Daniel, Dustin, Sarah, Bradley and Hannah; great-granddaughter, Grace; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Beverly Ann Smotherman.

Graveside services and interment were held Sunday, June 1, in the Garber Memorial Estates Cemetery in Laurie.

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


Patricia A. Branneky, 74
Patricia A. Branneky, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at her home. She was born May 25, 1940, in Freeburg, Missouri, a daughter of the late Felix and Lucy (Falter) Johannesmeyer.

On February 4, 1961, in Freeburg, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Larry Branneky.

Patricia was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church and the Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 both in Laurie. She also volunteered at the S.T.A.F.F. Animal Shelter in Sunrise Beach and was also very active at the Westside Senior Center in Laurie.

Her favorite hobbies included reading and playing games.

In addition to her husband, Larry, she is survived by her son, Tom Branneky and longtime girlfriend Lauri Klein of Hazelwood, Missouri; daughters, Gail Baker and husband Richard of Columbia, Missouri and Kim Paniucki and fiancé Patrick Austin of Florissant, Missouri; three grandchildren, Robert Corcoran, Kayla Corcoran and Mackenzie Paniucki; sisters, Norma Jezik and husband Gene of O’Fallon, Missouri, Frankee Tajkowski and husband Gene of St. Charles, Missouri, Esther Saunders of New Braunfels, Texas, Bonnie Juene and husband Bill of Pittsburg, Missouri and Theresa Ortbals and husband Bob of Columbia, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Harold Johannesmeyer.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, May 31, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, with Father Patrick Dolan celebrating. Graveside services and interment followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the S.T.A.F.F. Animal Shelter. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Verlyn Dean Bohling, 79
Verlyn Dean Bohling, son of Richard and Hermine Bohling, was born July 14, 1934, at Hebron, Nebraska. He passed away on May 28, 2014, at the age of 79 years.

While still very young, his parents moved to a farm near Davenport, Nebraska, where he graduated from high school. He attended Midland College at Fremont, Nebraska, then moved to Lincoln to work.

There, he met his future wife, Gladys Schardt. They married July 25, 1954 and together shared nearly 60 years of marriage. To this union three children were born.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Gladys, of the home; one daughter, Pamela and husband David Wills; two sons, Perry and wife Kathryn Bohling and Kent Bohling; seven grandchildren, Bryce and wife Jennifer Wills, Casey and wife Janel Wills, Elizabeth and husband Evan Godwin, Alexi, Michael, Blake and Baylor Bohling and five great-granddaughters, Kayla, Shelby, Emily, April and Sadie Wills.

Also surviving is one sister, Glennis Stephens; two brothers, Wayne and James Bohling and many nephews and nieces.

Most of Verlyn’s career was selling insurance. He began working for Lutheran Brotherhood in 1955, moving to Manhattan, Kansas.

In 1960, he began working for Kansas Farm Bureau working as agency manager at Mound City (Linn County) and Garnett (Anderson County) until retirement in 1998. At that time, he and Gladys moved to the Lake of the Ozarks where the family had vacationed for many years.

He enjoyed boating, traveling, playing bridge and time spent with family. He loved sports, especially watching his children and grandchildren until the time of his death.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a member of the Kent Memorial Lutheran Church in Sunrise Beach.

Memorial services were held at Kent Memorial Lutheran Church on Saturday, May 31. Entombment followed in the Kent Memorial Columbarium.

Memorial donations may be made to the Kent Memorial Building Fund or the American Heart Association. 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 6-4-14

Richard Stewart,
Richard Stewart passed away May 18, at his home in Laurie, MO, with his beloved wife Linda and his "best friend" Bear. He was recovering from two complete knee joint replacement operations over the past 12 months.

Richard was truly one-of-a-kind. He was an interesting, witty, and very intelligent man, and a great story-teller.

Rich never did anything halfway, and that was especially true with his love of sports. He would immerse himself in all the facts and data he could find. He knew every statistic, every detail of every player and team in the NFL and major college in the country.

In 2009, Richard developed and launched an online blog titled richsfootballreport.com and wrote daily articles about the NFL draft, player personnel needs for every pro and major college team, in-depth analysis of positions, tendencies, front-office news, and even posted weekly game picks for his readers' office pools.

His blog led to being invited to host a weekly football radio talk-show on KRMS at the lake.

He was also very knowledgeable about baseball and basketball, and he particularly loved NASCAR and NHRA drag racing.

Rich was also passionate about music, especially blues music and Stevie Ray Vaughn was his favorite blues musician. He and Linda went to dozens of blues concerts over the years.

Richard was genuinely a kind-hearted person, with a true love of children, animals, and the less-fortunate.

He deeply loved his mother Frances, adored his sisters Ann, Nancy, and Dana, his nieces, nephews, cousins and no husband has ever been more devoted to his wife than Rich was to Linda. And if you were his friend, you were friends for life.

Rich was a proud veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces having served in the U.S. Air Force and attained the rank of Sergeant. He was a member of the Zack Wheat American Legion in Laurie, MO.

Rich never missed an opportunity to recognize and thank the veteran and active-duty men and women of the armed forces for their service to our country on Veterans' Day.

Rich and Linda were married in 1976 and soon after moved to Las Vegas where they lived for 20 years. Rich began his career in the gaming industry, moved through several casinos, and retired as Floor Supervisor in the dice pit at Belagio.

Rich and Linda moved back to MO, and to the lake in 2005 to help start a new company and develop lakefront properties. Richard loved the lake and had fulfilled his dream of retiring here.

We are all searching for an answer to why he was taken from us much too soon, and we each feel a tremendous emptiness in our hearts from the void of his giant personality. Richard, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will cherish our time with you forever.

In addition to his wife, Linda, he is survived by his mother, Frances Johnson of Las Vegas, Nevada; sisters, Ann Umphenour and husband Ron of Bridgewater, New Jersey and Nancy O’Connor and husband Terry of Henderson, Nevada; nieces and nephews, Erica Taylor and husband Jason, Erin Umphenour, Ronnie Umphenour, Marty Long, Cara Long and fiancé A.J. Smith, Megan Cannady, Jake Cannady, Jared Sejkora and Jason Sejkora; sister-in-law, Janet Long of Independence, Missouri; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert M. Stewart and his sister, Dana Sejkora.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 23, at the Carson-Speaks Chapel in Independence. Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Independence.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project or to Patriot Paws. 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.


Carl William Tucker, 92
Carl William Tucker, of Laurie, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born November 30, 1921, in Little Rock, Arkansas, a son of the late Floyd Abraham and Mary Helen (Peaslee) Tucker.

On May 9, 1942, in Conway, South Carolina, he was united in marriage to Pauline C. Haselden who preceded him in death on November 27, 2007.

Carl was a retired United States Air Force veteran serving 28 years and achieving the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. He served in World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam.

He was a member of the Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church in Laurie and the American Legion Zack Wheat Post #624 in Sunrise Beach.

Carl obtained his private pilot’s license and enjoyed flying. He was employed at Wolf Harbor in Gravois Mills as manager of the airport for many years.

He is survived by his children, Patricia Ann Tucker Fiedler of Versailles, Missouri, Charles Robert Tucker and wife Carol Ann of Gravois Mills, Missouri and Roy Glenn Tucker and wife Carolyn Kay of Olathe, Kansas; grandchildren, Delores Anderson, Carl Harlow, Trish Dennis, Terrie Jones, Carmin Tucker, Rebecca Montgomery, Diane Tucker and Angela Radar; twelve great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Newman of Marceline, Missouri and Irene Wyatt of Bevier, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ray Tucker and Ralph Tucker.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 27, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel with Pastor Rick White officiating. Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the Garber Memorial Estates Cemetery in Laurie.

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


Melba J. Hogland, 84
Melba J. Hogland, of Linn Creek, Missouri, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Springfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Springfield, Missouri.

Melba was born April 15, 1930 in Leachville, Arkansas, the daughter of Paschal and Katie (Bishoff) Maynard.

Melba was united in marriage August 15, 1946 in Leachville, Arkansas to Loal Hogland, and together they had shared the past 67 years of marriage until his death.

Melba was a loving and devoted wife and helpmate to her husband Loal. She enjoyed her life as a homemaker, and helped to create many beautiful memories for her family and friends. She enjoyed fishing and traveling, and swinging on the back porch. More than anything though, Melba loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them.

Melba was a member of Walk On The Water Faith Church in Osage Beach where she served on many committees.

As a young child, Melba had won a Shirley Temple Look-A-Like contest.

Melba is survived by; one son, Loal Gene Hogland, Jr. and wife, Gayle, of Fair Grove, Missouri; one daughter Barbara Lee Howdeshell and husband, Steve, of St. Charles, Missouri; one sister; Barbara Ann Jolliff, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Loal, parents Paschal and Katie Maynard; two brothers, Robert and Douglas Maynard and one granddaughter.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Walk OnThe Water Faith Church in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Interment was at Hedges Cemetery in Camdenton, Missouri.

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

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


Helen L. Petty, 93
Helen L. Petty, Versailles, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Good Shephard Nursing Home in Versailles.

Helen was born October 1, 1920 in Silverdale, Missouri, the daughter of John W. and Nora Belle (Vanover) Miller.

Helen was united in marriage March 28, 1941 in Cardwell, Missouri to J. L. Petty. They shared 54 years of marriage together until his death, March 30, 1995.

Helen was baptized at an earlier age, and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

Helen taught Junior High English and Journalism in both the Kennett, Missouri, and Jefferson City, Missouri public schools. She was a lover of reading and poetry and had written several poetry pieces her self.

Helen was a member of Eastern Star in Camdenton and Gideon International.

Helen was a loving and devoted, wife, mother, and grandmother who loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly. She will be forever remembered and sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

Helen is survived by two sons; John L. Petty and wife, Betty, of Sedgwick, Arkansas and Jim Petty and wife, Linda, of Versailles, Missouri; one daughter, Judy Elliott and husband, Bruce, of Lake Ozark, Missouri; six grandchildren, Charles Petty and wife, Valerie, of Sedgwick Arkansas, Dr. Corwin Petty and wife, Rachel of Springdale, Arkansas, Lisa Attaway and husband, Rev. Craig Attaway, of Wildwood, Florida, Tim Petty and wife, Nicole, of Jefferson City, Missouri, Matt Petty, and wife, Laurie, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and Margo Arauz and husband, Anthony, of Lake Ozark, Missouri; sixteen great-grandchildren; along with several other relatives and friends.

Aside from her husband John, Helen was preceded in death by her parents John and Nora Belle Miller; five brothers, John Miller, Luther Miller, Wes Miller, Jess Miller and Lindy Miller; and four sisters, Katie Ford, Mary Lee Hill, Ella Mae Crotts, and Hazel Miller.

Funeral Services were Thursday, May 29, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Lake Ozark, Missouri.

Interment was at Greenmore Cemetery, Barnett, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Gideons International.

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

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


Published 5-28-14

James Dallas Devine, 45
James Dallas Devine, of Osage Beach, Missouri passed away at his home on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

James was born on July 16, 1968 in Creve Coeur, Missouri, the son of Jimmy Ferguson and Christine Hederer. James was united in marriage to Jeanie Devine on March 20, 2010, and together they had just celebrated their 4th wedding anniversary.

James was employed at Tan-Tar-A Resort for over 11 years. He began his career in the Catering Department, and then was promoted to IT Manager and was a well-respected member of the management team.

When not working, James loved the Lake of the Ozarks, and spending time on the water in his boat. He also was an accomplished musician, and loved playing and teaching guitar.

An avid shade tree mechanic, he loved tinkering with his cars. James also had a soft spot in his heart for animals, particularly for his dog, Jake.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanie, of the home; one son, Alex Ferguson, of Lake Ozark; one step-son, Mac Topel, of the home; his father, Jimmy Ferguson; his sister Jaime Massey; and his cousin, Roger Ferguson, who was like a brother to him; along with a host of friends.

His mother, Christine, preceded him in death.

No services are planned at this time. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Dogwood Animal Shelter in his name.

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

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


Jewel Leon Blansett, 77
Jewel Leon Blansett, passed away at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach on May 12, 2014 surrounded by his family.

Jewel was born to Millard and Arlene (Bailey) Blansett on September 11, 1936, in Water Valley, Arkansas. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cardwell, Missouri and graduated from Cardwell High School in 1954.

He attended Arkansas State College for one year before serving in the U.S. Army from 1959-1961.

Jewel earned a certificate of proficiency and was an honor graduate from the training center of Field Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was one of five to receive this honor out of 175 men.

Jewel worked for Brown Shoe Factory in Leachville, Arkansas and in finance in Sedalia, Missouri and Atchison, Kansas. He moved to Camdenton in 1974 where he worked for First National Bank.

Jewel served as the Executive Vice President of the bank and held this position until his retirement in 2001.

Jewel was a member of First Baptist Church of Camdenton and the Rotary Club. He was a skilled craftsman and loved to study antiques and refinish antique furniture.

He also enjoyed fishing at the lakes, spending time outside, gardening, traveling, and visiting with friends and family.

Jewel is survived by his loving wife, Ann Price Blansett of Roach, Missouri, his three sons, Keith (Kansas City), Kevin and his wife Holly (Holts Summit), and Kent and his wife Elaine (Omaha), and six grandchildren: Anastasia, Caleb, Josiah, Neil, Ryan, and Kelie.

He is also survived by one sister, Mildred Statler and her husband Paul (Columbia), and a nephew (David Statler) and a niece (Mary Foley). Jewel was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions can be made in Jewel’s honor to the Jewel Blansett Memorial Scholarship Fund or the American Heart Association.

Funeral Services were Friday May 16, at the First Baptist Church in Camdenton.

Burial was held at Memorial Garden in Paragould, Ark on Saturday May 17, 2014.

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

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


Norma Jean Hedges, 93
Norma Jean Hedges, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2014 in Houston, Texas. She was born on November 13, 1920 in Brumley, Missouri, a daughter of Roy B. Hawkins and Sue (Jones) Hawkins.

She was married to Walter Perry Hedges on September 27, 1940 in Fulton, Missouri.

A graduate of Iberia Junior College at the age of 16, Norma was a teacher in Iberia, Brumley, and the lake area for16 years.

Alongside her husband, Walter, Norma also helped to build the Hedges Funeral Homes, established in 1941.

With funeral homes in Iberia, Brumley, Crocker, Waynesville, Stoutland, Richland, Meta, Camdenton, Macks Creek and Osage Beach, they made Camdenton their home since 1960.

Her care for families as they went through the grieving process and attention to the community’s needs lives on through Tim and Joy Scott, who continue the legacy of their family-owned business as Hedges- Scott Funeral Homes in Camdenton, Osage Beach and Macks Creek.

Outside of her important role in the Hedges Funeral Homes, she was a Sunday school teacher at the First Baptist Church of Camdenton and an active volunteer at the Lamb House, Make-A-Wish Foundation and at the Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach.

We rejoice because we know she has gone home to be with the Lord, and joins her husband, Walter P. Hedges, and her daughter, Christy E. Hedges McGeough, and that she is no longer experiencing the pain and suffering that marked her last months here.

Survivors include her sister Maudine “Dean” Edwards (Tuscumbia, Missouri); her daughter D'Ann Hellstern (Dallas, Texas); her daughter Suzy Heine and husband Jon (Houston, Texas); and three grandchildren Melissa Hellstern, (Chicago, Illinois) Ryan Heine,(Houston, Texas), Kimberly Heine Nettles, and husband, Charlie (Houston, Texas) and a great-grandchild Charles Mays Nettles, born just two months before she passed.

In addition to her husband Walter and daughter Christy, Norma was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Reber Hawkins.

A memorial service was held Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Entombment will be made in the Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Praying Hands Mausoleum, Osage Beach.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Norma’s name to Lamb House of Camdenton, or to Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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

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


Zera Mae Taylor, 96
Zera Mae Taylor, passed away at the Laurie Care Center in Laurie on May 20, 2014 surrounded by her family.

Mae was born to Walter May Mann and Mary Lucinda (Cartwright) Mann on March 11, 1918, in Speedwell, Missouri. At the age of four, she traveled with her parents by wagon to Miller, Kansas, where her father had a job on the Miller Ranch.

She remembered riding her pony into Miller to go to school and then staying with another girl in a boarding house in Miller in order to attend school.

She moved to Topeka after high school to become a nanny for a family. During that time, she met the love of her life at a Y.W.C.A. dance and married Loren Roscoe Taylor on October 13, 1940.

She was a loving mother and homemaker and supported her children in every activity they pursued. She was active in the Methodist church and was district president of the W.S.C.S. women’s organization.

She enjoyed music all of her life and led the “Ding-a-Lings” for many years during retirement in Florida.

She is survived by son, David Roscoe Taylor and wife Janet Leigh (Frede) Taylor of Gravois Mills, Missouri; son, Ralph Eugene Taylor and wife Barbara (McCunn) Taylor of Roseburg, Oregon and brother-in-law, Glenn Watson Taylor of San Antonio, Texas.

She is also survived by three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren Roscoe Taylor, sister-in-law, Thelma Schlageter, son, Glenn Leroy Taylor and a grandson, Scott Loren Taylor.

A celebration of Mae’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ozark Chapel Music Department.

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.


Donald G. Garber, 81
Donald G. Garber, of Gravois Mills, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. He was born May 9, 1933, in Versailles, a son of the late Carl and Myrtle (Davenport) Garber.

He was united in marriage to Nancy Ann Swartz, who survives the home.

Don was a veteran of the United States Army.

He was a pressman for 35 years and retired from Fine Arts in Kansas City, Kansas.

Don was a member of the Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 in Laurie, the American Legion Zack Wheat Post #624 in Sunrise Beach and the VFW Post #1829 in Kansas City, Missouri.

In addition to his wife, Nancy, he is survived by his daughters, Kelli Woltemath and husband Robert of Hamburg, Iowa and Sherry Moffet of North Kanas City, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Megan Chesnut, Alex Chesnut, Hilary Woltemath, Emily Woltemath, Rowdy Wilson, Ben Wilson, Mathew Moffet and Rheann Moffet; five great-grandchildren with one on the way; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Garber and his sisters, Willa Russell and Boots Hodson.

Graveside services and interment with full military honors was held Friday, May 23, at Floral Hills Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri. A celebration of Don’s life followed at the VFW Post #1829 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the VFW Post #1829. 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 5-21-14

Letha Alma Kopp, 78
Letha Alma (Wood) (Frazier) Kopp, of Barnett, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, at St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City. She was born December 14, 1935, in Florence, Missouri, a daughter of the late Ralph Cletus and Letha Velma (Magines) Wood.

She was united in marriage to Joseph Michael Frazier who preceded her in death on December 12, 1991. On April 10, 2010, at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Versailles, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Bill G. Kopp.

Alma enjoyed flowers, collecting dolls and quilting. She also had a passion for genealogy and was known as the family historian.

She was a member of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Versailles.

In addition to her husband, Bill, she is survived by her children, Linda Johnson of Dora, New Mexico, Mike Frazier and wife Rose Ann of Camdenton, Missouri, Susan Frazier of Versailles, Missouri, Mary Frazier and companion Doug Carter of Laurie, Missouri and Rita Massey and husband Don of Gravois Mills, Missouri; a step-daughter, Sue Waters of Independence, Missouri; twelve grandchildren; a step-grandson; twenty-one great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Clyde Wood and wife Opal of Texas and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and first husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Wood and Bill Wood and her sister, Nora Mae Peterson.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 13, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Father C.D. “Bo” Ryan officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Laurie.

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


Wanda L. Thomson, 76
Wanda L. Thomson, of Sunrise Beach, MO passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, MO. Private services will be held for the family only.

In lieu of flowers, cards and phone calls, please make a donation and/or offer your time to your local animal shelter.

Wanda was born in Kansas City, MO on February 12, 1938, to Ward L. Reed and Helen M. Holmes. She met and married her childhood sweetheart, Gerald (Gerry) E. Thomson and they were together for 63 years. They were married June 9, 1956, in Kansas City until her death.

She retired from Southwestern Bell/SBC/AT&T after 35 years of service. She enjoyed being with her family and friends and her hobbies included crocheting, boating and bingo.

Survivors are her husband, Gerry, of the home. Daughter and son-in-law, Vallery and Gary McKeehan of Sun City Center, FL and grandson, Kegan Thomson, USCG, Ludington, MI.

Daughter and son-in law, Lorie and Joe Cardello of Lee’s Summit, MO and granddaughter Angel Cardello and grandson Benny Joe Cardello. Daughter, Kelly Hutchison, of Sun City Center, FL.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. 573-3747688


Michael Dean Schaffter, 57
Michael Dean Schaffter, of Tipton, passed away May 10, 2014, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.

He was born on December 8, 1956, in Tipton. He was the son of Glenn and Mary (Aeschbacher) Schaffter.

He was united in marriage on June 24, 1978, in Tipton, Missouri to Cindy Yontz who survives of the home.

Mike was a graduate of Tipton High School and of State Fair Community College. Afterwards, he continued the family business as owner and operator of Schaffter Equipment a John Deere Dealership for 48 years.

After this, Mike worked at Sydenstricker's in sales. He was a life long resident of Tipton, who loved his community and showed it by his continuous involvement.

Mike was a member of the Christian Church of Tipton and also attended St. Andrews Catholic Church with his family.

Mike enjoyed spending time with his family at their farm, traveling with his sons for their motocross racing series, family vacations, creating his own barbecue recipes and techniques, and most of all, spending time with his grandson Corbin.

His life was surrounded by his love for his fellow employees and customers who became life long friends.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Cindy. His two sons: Chad Schaffter (Tricia), Chase Schaffter and fiancé Stephanie Simon, mother: Mary Schaffter, brother: Barry Schaffter (Becka), grandson: Corbin Schaffter, aunt and uncle: Ellen and Don Hofstetter, and loved by in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Glenn Schaffter

In lieu of flowers memorial donations are appreciated to Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home (P.O. Box 26, Versailles, MO 65084, 573.378.4655) or Cindy Schaffter (PO Box 442 Tipton, MO 65081) to be applied to the Schaffter Memorial.

A private celebration of Mike's life is being planned at a later date. 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.
 

William Herbert (Bubby) Stoner, 71
William Herbert (Bubby) Stoner was born December 2, 1942 near Macks Creek, Missouri, the son of Oral William and Nona A. (Blurton) Stoner. He died Friday, May 9, 2014 at his home in Roach, Missouri, surrounded by his family.

Bubby, as he was known, was saved at an early age and was a member of Mission Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Macks Creek High School.

He was united in marriage in 1965 to Joyce Ann Green, and together they shared 49 years of marriage until his death.

Bubby loved to work and was a successful businessman, entrepreneur and farmer. He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather and loved spending time with family and friends.

Some of his favorite activities were fishing, listening to his grandkids singing gospel music, and riding Harleys with his group of good friends. He was a great mechanic and enjoyed building performance motors, both auto and marine.

Bubby is survived by his loving wife, Joyce, of the home; three sons, Mark Stoner and wife, Cynthia, of Macks Creek, Missouri, Kevin Stoner and wife, Andrea, of Preston, Missouri, and Justin Stoner and wife, Elizabeth, of Macks Creek, Missouri; three daughters, Christina Calvert and husband, Ernie, of Camdenton, Missouri, Kimberly Puig and husband, Mike, of Climax Springs, Missouri, and Kathleen Gunter and husband, Jason, of Hermitage, Missouri; one brother, John Stoner and wife, Sam, of Lebanon, Missouri; one sister, Jean Lyons, of Lebanon, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren; along with many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oral and Nona Stoner; and an infant son.

Funeral Services were Thursday, May 15, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Macks Creek, Missouri.
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Interment will be at the Green Cemetery in Macks Creek, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Green Cemetery and may be left at the funeral home.

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

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


Amy Sue Noe, 41
Amy Sue Noe, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. She was born April 1, 1973, in Gordon, Nebraska, a daughter of Curtis and Donna (Hiatt) Noe.

For several years, Amy worked at Quality Industries in Versailles.

She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Versailles where she was baptized at an early age.

Amy enjoyed music, movies, playing games on her computer, shopping and collecting purses and jewelry.

Most of all, she loved people. She never met a stranger and was an inspiration and blessing to all who knew her. She touched so many lives and will be forever missed.

She is survived by her father, Curtis Noe of Versailles; her mother, Donna of Versailles; sister, Jenny Rand and husband Randy of Versailles; nephews, Logan and Levi Rand of Versailles; niece, Kailee Rand of Versailles; many aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her special brother, Ben Noe and her paternal and maternal grandparents.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 15, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

Graveside services and interment was held Thursday, at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Spring Hill, Kansas. 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.


Darrell Olen Munsterman, 66
Darrell Olen Munsterman, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014, at his home in Versailles. He was born April 30, 1948, in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of the late William F. and Hazel Marie (Birch) Munsterman.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy.

For over thirty years, Darrell was a self-employed painter, painting many houses in the lake area.

While attending high school in Linneus, Missouri, he enjoyed playing on the basketball team. His hobbies included fishing and hunting. Most of all, he loved life and always enjoyed making someone smile.

Darrell is survived by his soul mate, Terri Armstrong of the home; his sons, Peter Scott Munsterman and Jason Leon Williams both of Grand Prairie, Texas; grandson, Justin Munsterman; brothers, Melvin Munsterman and wife Linda of Grand Prairie, Texas, Cleo Munsterman and wife Sharon of Linneus, Missouri and Bill Munsterman and wife Janet of Kingsville, Missouri; sister, LaVern Starbuck of McKinney, Texas; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vickie Munsterman, his brother, Douglas Munsterman and his sisters, Phyllis White, Viola Morgan and Beverly Pape.

A celebration of Darrell’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.


Pauline Josephine Spaid Hoppe, 92
Pauline Josephine Spaid Hoppe, of Versailles, MO, formerly of Gore, VA died on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Blue Ridge Hospice Care Center in Winchester, VA.

She was born on February 23, 1922, in Climax Springs, MO, a daughter of the late Everette “Jack” and Alvia Mae Wry Monroe. She was a member of the Lakeside Community Church in Gravois Mills.

Pauline married Charles A. Spaid, Sr. Mr. Spaid died in 1992. She married her fourth husband, Ralph William “Bill” Hoppe. Mr. Hoppe died in 1999.

Surviving is a son: Darris Wright of Hoquiam, WA; a daughter: Pat Gilby of Kansas City, MO; a step-son: Tommy Spaid and his wife Pam of Gore, VA; a brother: Charles Rayl and his wife Ann of Sedalia, MO; a sister: Dolly Bradley of Versailles, MO; several grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles, on Friday, May 16, 2014. Officiating was Pastor Landon “Cap” Chapman. Interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

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

Published 5-14-14

Eugene “Blue” McQueen, 74
Harold Eugene McQueen, son of Lester Alexander and Erma Frances Clopp McQueen, was born, February 29, 1940 in Linn Creek, Missouri. He died Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of seventy-four years, two months and three days.

On November 13, 1959 in Decaturville, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Shirley Fay Wallander and to this union six children were born. Together they shared nearly forty years of marriage before her passing on July 27, 1999.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Larry McQueen and Gary McQueen; a step-father, William Ward; a granddaughter, Melissa McQueen; a brother, Clifford McQueen; a daughter-in-law, Susan McQueen and a brother-in-law, Roy Halderman.

Survivors include his children, Donald McQueen, Dean McQueen and wife Donna and Tammy Dabbs and husband Ron all of Macks Creek, Missouri and Steven McQueen and wife Delores of Cameron, Missouri; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, William Ward and wife Susan of Camdenton, Missouri; four sisters, Carolyn Halderman, Delores Crall and husband James, Linda Burns and husband Dale and Patricia Smith and husband Bill all of Camdenton, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Eugene was raised in the Linn Creek area and was a life-long resident of Camden County. He worked as a heavy equipment operator.

Eugene made a profession of faith and was a member of New Beginnings Baptist Church of Camdenton.

In his spare time, Blue loved being outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle and a caring neighbor and friend. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him and his memory will linger in our hearts forever.

Graveside services and burial was held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in Myetta Cemetery, Camdenton.

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

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


Loretta Capps Hankins, 78
Loretta Capps Hankins, of Sedalia, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Loretta was born January 26, 1936 in Stover, Missouri, the daughter of the late Linney and Leona Capps. She graduated from Stover High School and studied at the University of Alaska. Loretta was united in marriage to Stan Hankins on November 6, 1954. She was a dedicated Farmer’s Insurance Agent and retired after 31 years.

She was a member of the Bethel Assembly of God Church and was devoted to her faith and family.

Loretta is survived by her granddaughter Ga'briel Hankins (Matt) Morris, step-great-granddaughter, Kaylee Morris, and daughter-in-law Gayle Hankins, all of Sedalia; one sister, Elwanda Capps Santiago, Colorado Springs, Colorado, brother Junior Capps, Stover; 13 nephews and nieces: Gail, Lana, Terry, Rhonda, Rita, Brian, Frankie, Maria, Tony, Ben, John, Daniel and Teresa; numerous cousins; long-time friend Melvin Marriott; and many close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; two sons, Monte and Mitch Hankins, and brother, Bud Capps.

Loretta wanted to thank everyone for their many acts of kindness and prayers during her illness.

A celebration of Loretta’s life was held Tuesday, May 6 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastors Chris Gray & Kevin Howard officiating.

Graveside services and interment followed in the Stover Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Bethel Assembly of God Church in Sedalia or Bothwell Home Health & Hospice of Sedalia.

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 C. Larson, 89
Frank C. Larson, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, at St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City. He was born September 28, 1924, in Potlatch, Idaho, a son of the late Bayard and Gertrude (Anschütz) Larson.

He was united in marriage to Bettye Perry who preceded him in death on January 22, 2014.

Frank was a proud retired United States Navy veteran, having served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

He was a member of the Clarkston, Washington Democrat Club and enjoyed rose gardening, creating stained glass, re-caning chairs, reading and traveling. Frank traveled to every state in the United States besides Alaska, and all continents except Antarctica and Australia.

Frank is survived by his sons, Karl Larson and wife Robin of Chino Valley, Arizona and Eric Larson of San Diego, California; his daughter, Karen Larson of Tipton, Missouri; six grandchildren, Jeanne Williams and husband Andrew, Jon Larson, Valerie Schmidt, Travis Larson, Samantha Schmidt and Megan Larson; one great-grandson, Isaac Wells and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Mikael Larson.

A private family graveside service and inurnment with full military honors will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

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.


Nancy Carole Palmer, 78
Nancy Carole Palmer, of Laurie, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. She was born January 5, 1936, in Fulton, Missouri, a daughter of the late Raymond Earl and Daisy (Patterson) Dunn.

She was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star and was a Retired High Priestess of the Ladies’ Oriental Shrine of North America, both chapters located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Nancy’s passion was interior decorating. She spent many years designing in the Tulsa area. She also enjoyed arranging flowers, was an avid bowler and loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda Palmer and Brenda Gibson; her granddaughter, Afton Watkins; her brother, Robert Dunn; her sister, Barbara Ann Redford and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, George Palmer.

There are no memorial services planned at this time. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lake Regional Cancer Center.

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.


David D. Hester, 73
David D. Hester, of Versailles, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born December 21, 1940, in Versailles, a son of the late Wallace David and Josephine L. (Holder) Hester.

He was a United States Navy veteran, having served in Vietnam.

David was a member of the Versailles Second Baptist Church and the Gravois Mills VFW Post 5178.

He enjoyed barbequing, playing poker and entering his 1993 Chevrolet truck in car shows, which won various awards.

David is survived by his sons, Wallace David Hester and Timothy Ray Hester, both of Versailles; his daughters, Amelia Ann Moore and husband Rick and Tamara Kay Hester, both of Versailles; four granddaughters, Celeste Buckner, Brianna Buckner, ShaNay Long and Morgan Long; his brother, Lloyd Hester and wife Judy of Jefferson City; and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of David’s life was held Saturday, May 10, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Robert Ross officiating.

Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Versailles Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

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


Henry L. Carter, 82
Henry L. Carter, of Barnett, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at the Laurie Care Center. He was born January 18, 1932, in Mansfield, Missouri, a son of the late John Alba and Era Josephine (Brown) Carter.

On November 25, 1955, in Kansas City, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Doreen M. Carter, who preceded him in death on July 19, 2012.

Henry was a United States Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict.

He expressed his religion through the Presbyterian faith.

Henry was a supporter the UNICEF charity. He had passion for nature, and enjoyed time spent outdoors. As a child, he worked for Laura and Almanzo Wilder. Laura (Ingalls) Wilder was best known as the author of Little House on the Prairie. Later, he enjoyed fishing and hunting quail.

He is survived by his son, Duane Carter of Barnett; his daughter, Stephanie Mayfield of Yuba City, California; four grandchildren, Neil Carter, Brandy Estrada, Amy Butler and Justin Gray; six great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by six siblings.

A celebration of 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.

 

Published 5-7-14

Helen Virginia “Ginny” Nelson, 97
Helen Virginia “Ginny” Nelson, of Independence, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at the Village of Jackson Creek in Independence. She was born June 19, 1916, in Kansas City, Kansas, a daughter of the late Leonard Owen and Ola Marguerite (Dudley) Owings.

On May 20, 1933, she was united in marriage to Homer A. Nelson, who preceded her in death on October 19, 2001.

At the young age of twelve, Ginny was baptized at the Grandview Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kansas.

In her younger years, Ginny enjoyed shopping. Later, her hobbies included quilting, knitting, sewing, cooking, baking, music and dancing. Ginny also enjoyed photography especially taking photos of her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Joan Hall of Sedalia; granddaughters, Julie Durbin and Jan Hall; six great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 24, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

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


Valerie Ann Combs, 61
Valerie Ann Combs, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 21, 2014 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Valerie was born in Liverpool, England to the late Calvin Combs and Marylyn Combs on July 26, 1952. She attended Rich East High School in Park Forest, IL.

She loved her friends that she worked with as an Associate at Walmart.

She enjoyed making jewelry, tending to her garden, visiting family, and spending time with her three cats Lilly, Tigger and Louie.

Valerie will be truly missed by many as she touched so many lives with her loving, touching, care free and free spirited personality along with her infectious laugh.

Valerie is survived by her children with William Koelling, Wendy Koelling of Bradenton, FL, Heidi (Jason) Fremouw of Crown Point, IN and Kristopher Koelling of Wichita Falls, TX; siblings Lorelei Padilla of Varna, IL, Linda (Tim) Goodman of Toledo, OH, Vera (Armando) Ordonez of Leander, Tx, Calvin (Elke) Combs of Nashville, TN; Grandchildren Madylynne Koelling-Franqui, Cayden Koelling, Chloe Fremouw, Taryn Fremouw and Indio Franqui; loving partner and best friend Jim Moore; Stepchildren Justin (Alicia) Moore, Brandon Moore, step grandchildren Landin, Davvin and Braelynn; Aunts Doris, Carol, Diana and Marianne; her beloved nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family.

Memorial services were held Friday, April 25, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.

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

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


Sharon Anne Denton, 70
Sharon Anne Denton, of Gravois Mills, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at her home. She was born March 16, 1944, in Lawrence, Kansas, a daughter of the late Elmer Edward and Helen B. (Raines) Butts.

She was united in marriage to Kinton Marvin Cook, who preceded her in death on July 8, 1968. She later married Graham Denton, who preceded her in death on April 14, 2014.

Sharon owned and operated Millstone Boutique in Laurie for over twenty years. She also sold real estate in the lake area for several years.

She was a member of the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church. Sharon served on the board at Loving Hands Preschool for many years.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Anne Berry and husband Tracy and KenGe Anne Douglass, both of Gravois Mills, Missouri; three granddaughters, RaChelle Blanks, Candace Blanks and Breanna Blanks; a great-granddaughter, Airanna Sitzars; her sister, Terri Pue and husband Randy of Gravois Mills, Missouri; a brother, Earl Robert Butts and wife Glenda of Ridgefield, Washington; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Edward Butts III.

A celebration of Sharon’s life was held Friday, April 25, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Michael Keith officiating.

Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus or to the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Eldon Daymon “Barney” Baird, 65
Eldon Daymon “Barney” Baird, of Sunrise Beach, passed away, April 19, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; two children; three step-children; eleven grandchildren; one and a half great-grandchildren and his beloved Libby Lou.

The man who “had to do everything” will be greatly missed.

A celebration of Barney’s life will be held at from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 7, at the American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 in Sunrise Beach.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Children’s Mercy Hospital. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Virginia Lynn Wightman, 70
Virginia Lynn Wightman, of Versailles, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at her home. She was born November 7, 1943, in Long Beach, California, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Leona (Draper) Doughty.

On October 18, 1968, in Houston, Texas, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Daniel L. Wightman.

She was a member of the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church, ACTHA trail riding group, USDF Dressage Society and the Morgan County Mounted Search and Rescue. She enjoyed spending time riding her horses and playing bridge.

In addition to her husband, Dan, she is survived by her sons, David Wightman and wife Kathleen of Murrieta, California and Brett Wightman and wife Kelli of Las Vegas, Nevada; her daughters, Debbie Carrion and husband John of Poway, California and Susan Patrick and husband Tom of Manny, Louisiana; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; her brother, Robert Doughty and wife Erma of Claremont, California; and many other relatives and friends.

There are no memorial services planned at this time. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or 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.


Pat Deane Ellis, 56
Pat Deane Ellis, of Versailles, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at his home. He was born October 1, 1957, in El Paso, Texas, the son of George Deane and Janet (Lathrop) Ellis.

On July 1, 1994, in Sunrise Beach, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Jennie Ellis.

Pat was a veteran of the United States Army.

He was employed by the Gates Corporation in Versailles as a machinist until he was no longer able to work due to his health.

In his spare time, he enjoyed creating projects with machines and metal. Most of all, Pat loved spending quality time with his granddaughters.

In addition to his wife, Jennie, he is survived by his sons, Sam Ellis and wife Aon of Le Moore, California, Joseph Ellis of Suffolk, Virginia and Joshua Warnke and wife Elise of Lincoln, Nebraska; his daughter, Jessica Gerlt and husband Todd of Sedalia, Missouri; two granddaughters, Ashlyn and Makenna Gerlt; his mother, Janet Ellis of Laurie, Missouri; his sisters, Susan Harris of Versailles, Missouri and Tacy McGuire and husband Jerry of Sedalia, Missouri; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, George Deane Ellis.

There are no memorial services planned at this time. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Robert E. Bertelli, 76
Robert E. “Bob” Bertelli, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born January 3, 1938, in Centerville, Iowa, a son of the late Joseph and Madeline (Ayres) Bertelli.

Bob was a veteran of the United States Army Reserves. He worked in the guard tower for many years at the Department of Corrections in Jefferson City.

Bob enjoyed spending his time socializing with friends.

He is survived by his son, Todd Bertelli and wife Tracie of Gravois Mills, Missouri; his daughter, Monica Bolin and husband Jeff of Liberty, Missouri; three grandchildren, Lauren Pope, Joey Bertelli and Andrea Bertelli; his brother, Gordon Bertelli of Iowa City, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Toni Bertelli, his daughter, Bobbi Jo Michaels, his brother, Jerry Bertelli and his sister, Rita Pettit.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 7, at the home of his son, Todd, in Gravois Mills, Missouri. 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 4-30-14

Roma J. Lewis, 65
Roma J. Lewis, of Eldon, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Roma was born July 28, 1948 in Dover, Ohio, the daughter of Walter and Eileen (Copeland) Hickman.

Roma worked most of her life with Home Health Care. She enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casino boats and spending time with her family.

Roma is survived by her children, Curtis Lewis, of Wichita, Kansas, Joseph Juncker, of Eldon, Missouri, Bernard Juncker and wife, Diana, of Eldon, Missouri, James Lewis and wife, Kristy, of Eldon, Missouri, and Jamie Lewis and wife, Nicole, of Eldon, Missouri; two brothers, Wallace Hickman Jr. and wife, Patricia, and W.A. Hickman; two sisters, Veretta Hardie and husband, Terry, and Janet Hickman Spragg; eight grandchildren, along with several other relatives and friends.

Roma was preceded in death by her husband, James Lewis Sr.; her parents Walter and Eileen Hickman; her sisters, Judy Rubillard, Linda Burt, and Julie Ann Sanders and her brothers, Walter A. Hickman, Jr., Jeff A. Hickman, and Wayne A. Hickman.

The family received friends for visitation Monday, April 14, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri. Graveside Services and Interment followed at the Eldon Cemetery in Eldon, Missouri.

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

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


Jan L. Simon, 59
Jan L. Simon, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Jan was born April 29, 1954 in Greensboro, North Carolina, the daughter of Don and Helen (DeJarnette) Lewis.

Jan was united in marriage August 19, 1982 in Miami, Oklahoma to Jerry Simon, and together they shared 31 years of marriage until her death.

Jan was a loving and devoted wife and helpmate to her husband Jerry. She enjoyed her role as homemaker, and was a loving, devoted mother who created many beautiful memories for her family and friends.

Jan is survived by her husband Jerry Simon of the home; one daughter, Lindsey Simon, of Camdenton, Missouri; and one son, Don Simon, of Camdenton, Missouri, along with several other relatives and friends.

Jan was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Helen Lewis; and one brother; Don Lewis.

Graveside Services and interment was held Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Hedges Cemetery in Camdenton, Missouri.

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

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


Floyd J. Lahay, 87
Floyd J. Lahay, USMC, WWII, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Billie Wallis for 66 years.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, his 4 boys and spouses, Bruce and Elaine Lahay of Springdale, AR, Kevin and Linda Lahay of Lake Ozark, MO, Jeff and Melinda Lahay of Sunrise Beach, MO and Steve and Georgia Lahay of Washington, MO; his grandchildren, Jason, Brandon, Ben, Dylan, Cameron, Jennifer, Bryan and wife Chyane, Stacy and husband Thom Jones, Jean and husband Brian Black, Michele and husband Scott Bena, Rebecca and husband Keith Cissell; his great-grandchildren, Gavin, Connor, and Brynn Bena, Samuel, Adalynn, and Annabel Jones, Wesley, Alycea and Baylea Lahay and his brother Jim Lahay and wife Peggy of Webster Groves, MO.

Floyd graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1944. He was a member of the St. Mary's Hall of Fame.

He was a Plank Owner of the USS Bremerton, CA 130. He was a member of the St. Louis University Dinosaurs. He was a teacher, coach, and principal at Vianney High School, Oakville Jr. High, Melville Sr. High and St. Mary's High School.

He was a member of the American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 in Sunrise Beach, St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Laurie and the Lake Ozark Horseshoe Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

His hobbies were fishing and gardening and his passion was golf.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Anna Lahay, and a brother, Vernon Lahay.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 21, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie. Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Memorial for Floyd Lahay, Ronald McDonald House, 3501 Lansing Ave. Columbia, Mo 65201.

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


Lillian Irene Weingaertner, 65
Lillian Irene Weingaertner, of Tipton, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. She was born March 17, 1949, in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late Roy E. and Delores (Rusert) Elliott.

On February 14, 1984, in Union, Missouri, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Thomas D. Weingaertner, Sr.

Lillian worked as a nurse in Valley Park, Missouri for several years. In her spare time, she enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, Thomas, Sr., she is survived by her sons, Thomas Weingaertner, Jr. and wife Tammy of the home, Donald Hughes and wife Colleen of California, Missouri and Larry Schneider of Colorado Springs, Colorado; her daughters, Donna Marie Walker and husband Steven of Ocala, Florida, Diane Rose Winslow and husband Randy of Normangee, Texas and Crystal Orcutt and husband Donald of Kingman, Arizona; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; her brother, Roy E. Elliott of Wichita, Kansas; her sister, Mildred Elliott of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Elliott and a grandson, Thomas Weingaertner, III.

A celebration of Lillian’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.
 

Allan Matthew Grubich, 85
Allan passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014. He was born February 7, 1929 in Lyons, Illinois.

He moved to Lemont, Illinois as a young man and later moved to Camdenton, Missouri.

He and his wife Pat built the Chicken Basket Restaurant in Greenview and ran it for many years. They moved to Mission, Texas where he worked in the oil industry. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served during the Korean War.

Allan loved animals and fed many stray cats in his yard in Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia and a daughter, December.

Survivors include four grandchildren; a daughter, Lynn of Illinois; a sister, Adele Sellers and niece Karen Sellers of Camdenton, Missouri.

Allan had many friends at the lake. He also leaves his Mission, Texas friends and neighbors, Miguel, Ya Ya, Ricardo and families.

Also remaining behind are his Texas family, Maria, Erica, Carla, Jonathan and Juancarlo. Allan leaves behind a special friend, Abby, who was like a daughter to him.

Thanks to his last caregiver, Joanne and to all the caring professionals at Hospice Compassus of Osage Beach.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date and his remains will rest in Mistwood Cemetery, Camdenton.

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

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


Shirley Ivalee Evans, 77
Shirley Ivalee Evans, daughter of Frank Wesley and Nell Arnold Hill, was born, September 5, 1936 in Independence, Missouri.

She passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, in her home, Camdenton, Missouri at the age of seventy-seven years, seven months and fourteen days.

On December 21, 1952 in Raytown, Missouri, she was united in marriage to James Carlisle Evans and to this union two children were born. Together they shared sixty-one years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughters, Charla Nell Hill and Sharon Keeran and two brothers, Wesley Hill and Paul Hill.

Survivors include her husband, James Evans of Camdenton, Missouri; a granddaughter, Jessica Staciwa Myers and husband Larry of Camdenton, Missouri; two great-granddaughters, Hailli Myers and Ryne Myers and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Shirley was raised in Independence and after her marriage made her home in Independence before moving to Raytown for nearly thirty years.

She moved to Lake of the Ozarks in 1976. She drove a school bus for the Raytown School District for eight years.

She and her husband owned and operated J&S Custom Upholstery in Greenview.

Shirley was raised in the Baptist faith. She was a member of various quilt clubs and red hat clubs.

In her spare time she loved to be outdoors and garden. She had a knack for growing roses and other flowers and doing landscaping.

She enjoyed attending her granddaughter’s and great-granddaughter’s events. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed entertaining on her patio.

She was a loving wife, grandmother and great-grandmother and a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate her life and her accomplishments and will treasure the memories she created for her family and friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home.

Graveside services and burial were held Wednesday in Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens, Independence, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made to Camdenton School Buddy Pack Program and left at the funeral home.

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

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

Published 4-23-14

Samuel Joe Moritz, 64
Samuel Joe Moritz, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, at his home. He was born May 9, 1949, in Versailles, a son of the late Fred, Jr. and Froza Faye (Freeman) Moritz.

He was an avid sports fan, especially the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs and the Chicago Cubs.

Sam is survived by his brother, Dallas Moritz and wife Bonnie of Versailles; his sister, Ina Edgar and husband Donald of Versailles and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Moritz and a sister, Pat Thompson.

Funeral services were be held Monday, April 7, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Kevin Howard officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

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


Gene Lynn Brotherton, 60
Gene Lynn Brotherton, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born June 15, 1953, in Versailles, a son of the late Edward Verle and Elsie E. (Vogt) Brotherton.

Lynn worked at Quality Industries in Versailles for many years.

He is survived by his brother, Paul Ellis Brotherton of Florida; several nieces and nephews and his extended family at the Good Shepherd Care Center.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Clark Edward Brotherton and his sister, Bonnie Lee.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 10, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

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.


Thomas James Phipps, 86
Thomas James Phipps, of Camdenton, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Laurie Care Center. He was born May 31, 1927, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

On November 25, 1994, at the Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church in Laurie, he was united in marriage to Mary (Fenimore) DeCastro, who survives the home.

Tommy was veteran of the Unites States Navy, having served in World War II.

He was employed by Kansas City Public Schools as an engineer for over twenty years until his retirement.

He was a member of the Opened Door Christian Fellowship in Laurie.

Tommy enjoyed woodworking and fishing. In addition, he assisted Mary with quilting. He would tie and frame the quilts they enjoyed creating together.

In addition to his wife, Mary, he is survived by his step-sons, William DeCastro and wife Karen of Gravois Mills, Missouri, Victor DeCastro of the home and Randy DeCastro and wife Sharon of Broomfield, Colorado; step-daughters, Cherri Evans of Morrison, Colorado, Bonnie Collett of Camdenton, Missouri and April Jones and husband Robin of Broomfield, Colorado and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters.

A celebration of Tommy’s life was held Sunday, April 13, at the Opened Door Christian Fellowship in Laurie with Pastor Jerry Piker officiating.

A meal followed the service at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Opened Door Christian Fellowship.

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.


Kathleen ( Kathi) Dolan Jones, 68
Kathleen ( Kathi) Dolan Jones, formerly of Kansas City, died April 6, 2014, at home in Golden Beach, Lake of the Ozarks, following her battle with lung cancer.

Kathi was born November 22, 1945, in St. Louis, the posthumous daughter of Nicholas and Carol Dolan.

In 1946, Carol married Carl Mathis. Carl was a civil engineer with the Missouri Highway Department, and the family moved to Wright City, then Edina and Palmyra, following the highway construction. The couple had two sons prior to Carl's death in 1958.

In 1960, Carol moved the family to Kansas City to assume the Executive Directorship of the American Cancer Society.

Kathi attended and was graduated with honors from North Kansas City High School in 1963 and attended Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg.

In 1966 Kathi's career began at Kansas City Life Insurance Company where she was editor of the company's publications. In 1972, she joined the American Nurses' Association as Director of Membership.

In 1975, Kathi began her self-employment career as a public relations and communications specialist. She founded and was editor/publisher of Women in KC, a semi-monthly newspaper for Kansas City Women.

In 1979, she added property management and renovation to the mix when she bought her first Midtown property. As president of Brennen Management Co. she handled 300+ rental units, primarily in the Midtown area, for herself and her husband (Bob Garry, married 1980-85) and other investors.

In 1994, Kathi became office manager for the Kansas City branch of Pony Express Courier Corp. In 1999, she again became self-employed as an eBay seller.

In 1994, she met another NKC High graduate and fell in love. She and Frank Jones married in 1996. The couple lived in Midtown until 2004 when they moved to the Lake of the Ozarks.

They continued with their "hobby" of buying and selling mid-century collectibles in the River Market Antique Mall, a mall in Sedalia and one in Osage Beach, as well as through flea markets and antique shows in Kansas City, Texas, Oklahoma and the Lake area, continuing their eBay Store.

Kathi is survived by her husband Frank, two brothers--Tom Mathis (Overland Park) and Wayne Mathis (Kansas City North), stepsons Brennen Garry (Lenexa) and Frank Jones Jr (Boonville) and stepdaughter Lisa Endsley (Polo), sisters-in-law Jane Mathis and Lori Mathis, daughters-in-law Dana Garry and Angelia Jones, and five grandchildren.

A celebration of Kathi's life was held Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Golden Beach 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.


Norma June Wry, 75
Norma June Wry, of Barnett, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at her home. She was born June 18, 1938, in Barnett, a daughter of the late Basil A. and Lola M. (Geiger) Howser.

On February 14, 1954, she was united in marriage to Howard Wry, who preceded her in death on January 19, 1990.

She is survived by her son, Rick Wry and wife Rhonda of Barnett; her daughters, Barbara Boardman and husband Danny, Patty Wry and Sandy Loges and husband Bill all of Barnett; grandchildren, Chris Boardman, David Boardman, Deanna Boardman Smith and husband Shannon, Dara Boardman, Sam Wry, Jason Dupont and wife Misty, Jeremy Wry and wife Rachel and Allaney Harley; great-grandchildren, Daniel Wry, Natalie Wry, Ethan Wry, Alexis Dupont, Conner Dupont, Holden Wry, Landen Wry, Seth Stoltzfus, Darin Stoltzfus, Blythe Stoltzfus and Conway Smith; brothers, Loucian Howser and wife Lois of Barnett and Victor Howser and wife Shelly of Rocky Mount; sisters, Erma Johnson and husband Harley of Dixon, Virginia Hess of Barnett, Jane Wallis and husband Curt of Eldon, Sue Abbott and husband Danny of Barnett and Phyllis Cornett and husband Bob of Barnett; sister-in-law, Agnes Howser of Tuscumbia; uncle and aunt, Victor and Wanda Geiger of Versailles; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Howser and a brother-in-law, Dwain Hess.

A celebration of June’s life was held Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the New Life First Assembly of God Church in Barnett. Inurnment was held in the Greenmore Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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


Jannie M. Manning, 72
Jannie M. Manning, of Stover, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at her home. She was born May 1, 1941, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a daughter of the late James D. and Annie M. (Carr) Hayes.

On August 8, 1959, she was united in marriage to Emmett P. “Corky” Manning, who preceded her in death on December 24, 1999.

Jannie enjoyed flowers and spent many years as a florist, owning her own business.

She expressed her religion through the Baptist faith.

Jannie supported the American Cancer Society. She was an avid NASCAR and Alabama football fan. Her favorite hobbies included crocheting, reading and solving Sudoku puzzles.

She is survived by her daughters, Tammy Blaha of Blue Springs, Missouri and Robin Lutzow of Waldorf, Maryland; four grandchildren, Michelle Sands, Michael Scott, Cory Lutzow and Brandon Lutzow; three great-grandchildren, Carson Sands, Jaclynn Lutzow and Kiam Lutzow; her sister, Betty Joe Hamaker of Bessemer, Alabama and many other relatives and friends.

A private family inurnment will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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

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