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 2-13-19

Mary Louise Mavity, 82
Mary Louise Mavity, of Laurie, Missouri, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 in The Knolls Residential Care, Laurie, Missouri. She was born November 16, 1936 in Lansing, Illinois, a daughter of Harvey Claude and Pauline (Orletta) Dean.

Mary was raised in Lansing, Illinois and was a 1954 graduate of Thornton Fractional High School. She later went on to receive an Associates degree. She made a career in the specialty foods industry; having worked for Skandia Foods, Johnson & Johnson Baby Products and European Imports. Her job allowed her to travel throughout the world. She loved her career and all her customers.

She was an artistic person who enjoyed painting and drawing. She also liked swimming, yoga and bird watching. Most of all, spending time with her family and friends was special to her.

She is survived by three children, Teryl Ann Sawosik and husband Gary of Littleton, Massachusetts, Theodore Dean Mavity and wife Tami of Hobart, Indiana and Tom Mavity and wife Michelle of Pleasant Hill, Illinois; five grandchildren, Jacob Thomas Mavity, CaitlIn Elizabeth Mavity, Emily Leyna Leonard, Benjamin Sawosik and Camille Sawosik; two brothers, Robert Dean and wife Kate of Tampa, Florida and Donald Dean and wife Rochelle of Dyer, Indiana and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Harvey Dean.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m., Friday, February 15, 2019 at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Westlake Aquatic Center, 134 N. Fairground Road, Laurie, MO 65037.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Ronald Dean Robert Smith, 72
Ronald Dean Robert Smith, of Barnett, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born July 24, 1946, in Versailles, a son of the late Burnice Smith and Dessie (Sidebottom) Inman.

On February 6, 1971, he was united in marriage to Frances M. Martin, who preceded him in death on May 7, 2009.

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

He was employed at FASCO in Eldon for thirty years until his retirement.

His passion was restoring cars, especially Ford Mustangs. He was an avid model car collector and fan of John Wayne.

He is survived by his daughters, Rhonda Wilson of Barnett and Dawn Welch of Versailles; granddaughters, Sheena Smith and Cherokee Smith; brother, Michael Smith of Barnett; sister, Melva Vogt of Versailles and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Darrell Smith.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 8, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Danny Owsley officiating. Graveside services and interment with full military honors 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.


Marie Chadwick, 92
Marie Chadwick, of Versailles, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born September 16, 1926, in Stover, a daughter of the late Maxie and Mimmie Jane (Branch) Burnett.

On November 21, 1957, in Gravois Mills, she was united in marriage to Lon Chadwick, who preceded her in death on February 16, 1979.

Marie loved her family and treasured the time she spent with her children and grandchildren, including her special baby doll. She will be fondly remembered for her infectious smile, laugh and giggles.

She was a member of Mt. Nebo Church in Versailles and also Big Rock Church in Barnett.

She is survived by her children, Cleo Chadwrick and companion Peggy, Merty Stevenson, Phyllis Chadwick and Sanda Roberson and husband Dave all of Versailles; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Letha Burnett of Oak Grove, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sons, Darrell Lon Chadwick, Carroll Burnett and Claude “Dobbie” Chadwick, her daughters, Millie Barton and Leta Fay Chadwick, a granddaughter, a great-granddaughter, her brothers, Sam Burnett, Leslie Burnett and Claude Burnett and her sisters, Maxine Woods, Josephine Burnett and Zelpha Weaver.

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 7, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Jonathan “Pete” Weaver officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Chaney Chapel Cemetery in Stover.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home to assist the family. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Donald Edwin Branham, Jr., 89
Donald Edwin Branham, Jr. was born on January 4, 1930 to Donald E. Branham, Sr. and Mary E. Branham (Dysart) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He died January 18, 2019 at Osage Beach Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Don attended primary and secondary schools at Neosho, Missouri. He earned a degree in business from Missouri State University (SMS). Don worked 43 years for the Missouri State Highway Department (MDOT). He served 23 years in the Missouri Army National Guard. Don was an active founding member (1968) of the Camdenton Optimist Club.

In 1953, he and Martha Ross Anderson were married at First and Calvary Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Missouri. Also, in 1953, they joined Trinity Episcopal Church in Lebanon, Missouri.

In 1964, the Branham family moved to Camdenton, Missouri and transferred membership to Saint George Episcopal Church and remained an active member until failure of health limited his activities.

Don loved the Lord. Don was a good man and cared for others throughout his life. He was a happy person and loved to laugh, especially at his own jokes. There was hysterical laughter when he was around his brother-in-law Jerry Sweeney. They were a pair.

After retirement, he and Martha went on extended vacations throughout the lower forty-eight states, Canada and Europe. They also went on medical missions to Central and South America.

He is survived by his wife Martha, daughter Kathy Zimmerman (Wayne deceased), sons David Branham (Sondra) and Donald Branham (Christine), grandsons Mitchell Branham and Thomas Branham, granddaughter Suzannah Zimmerman Froneberger (Donald) and great granddaughters Charlotte and Avery and a host of in-laws, cousins, a niece, nephews and friends.

Don was a good father and got involved in and supported his children's activities (sports, school and scouts). He will be missed by all.

A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Saint George Episcopal Church, Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorials are suggested In Don’s name to Saint George Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1043, Camdenton, Missouri, 65020 or to the Charity of Donor’s Choosing.

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

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


Kenneth T. Brown, 90
Kenneth T. Brown, of Laurie, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at his home. He was born November 3, 1928, in Le Center, Minnesota, a son of the late Thomas and Mary (Sullivan) Brown.

On June 22, 1956, in Oklahoma, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Josephine (Barnett) Brown.

Ken was a veteran of the United States Army Security Intelligence having served in WWII.

He and Josephine founded Golden Beach Marina, owning it until their retirement in December of 1986.

At the age of sixty, Ken pursued his hobby of painting. His beautiful paintings won many awards and hung in exhibits throughout several states. He enjoyed teaching his passion of painting to others. When he wasn’t painting, he was working in his yard planting.

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

He is survived by his wife, Josephine Brown of the home and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight siblings.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, February 11, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie with Father John Schmitz celebrating. Graveside services and interment followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Laurie.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Shaun R. Otto, 50
Shaun R. Otto, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away Monday, December 31, 2018 in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

Shaun was born September 19, 1968 in Waterloo, Iowa. He was the son of Robert and Virginia (Kalainoff) Otto.

On March 28, 1992 in Dubuque, Iowa, Shaun was united in marriage to Kari Carlson. They had shared over 26 years of marriage together at the time of his death.

For the past 15 years, Shaun co-owned and operated Otto Construction along with his brother Tony. Shaun was an avid outdoors enthusiast and loved hunting, fishing, scuba diving and traveling.

Shaun is survived by his wife Kari of Lake Ozark; his parents, Robert and Virginia Otto of Lake Ozark; his brother Tony Otto and wife, Jennifer, of Lake Ozark; and his paternal grandmother Ethel Otto, of Lake Ozark along with several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to offer a special “Thank You” to Lake Regional Hospice.

Services were held Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 Bagnall Dam Blvd., Lake Ozark, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to MSA Coalition www.multiplesystematrophy.org

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

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

Published 2-6-19

Georgia Fay Robinson, 73
Georgia Fay Robinson, of Versailles, Missouri, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019 in Good Shepherd Care Center, Versailles. She was born May 24, 1945 in Maryville, Missouri, a daughter of John M. and Elsie Fay Dorothy (Hardy) Harbin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Mary Swendrowski; her brothers, James Harbin, John Harbin, Jr., Robert “Jarbo” Harbin and Morris “Sonny” Harbin and her sisters, Martha Harbin, Margaret “Betty” Howser, Dorothy May Harbin and Jean Yandell.

Survivors include three sons, John Swendrowski and wife Roxanne of Kansas City, Missouri, Kevin Swendrowski of Sedalia, Missouri and Joseph Swendrowski of Bowling Green, Missouri; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a great friend, Darlene Blue and a host of other relatives and friends.

Georgia was raised in Maryville, Missouri. She later lived in the Kansas City area where she owned and operated Pioneer Ranch Restaurant in Independence. In 1986, she moved to Versailles, Missouri.

She was a member of the Family Worship Center in Versailles. Georgia loved reading scriptures and preaching and encouraging others.

We would like to say a special thank you to mom’s friends, especially Darlene, who helped make her last days very peaceful.

Also, thank you to the staff of Good Shepherd Care Center, Hospice Compassusand Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home for the excellent care provided.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Family Worship Center, Versailles, Missouri. Inurnment was in Versailles Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Kevin James Conrey, 62
Kevin James Conrey, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019 at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri. He was born September 17, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska, a son of the late Harry James and Delores Arlene (Withrow) Conrey.

He was raised in Pittsburg, Kansas and later lived and worked in the Kansas City area. He moved to the Lake of the Ozarks to be near his parents. Kevin was an avid fisherman.

Survivors include a daughter, Erin Conrey of McKinney, Texas; a granddaughter, Ellie Conrey; two brothers, Mark Conrey and wife Kathy of Omaha, Nebraska and Michael Conrey of Austin, Texas; three sisters, Patricia Borushaski and husband Ron of Neosho, Missouri, Catherine Snyder of Frontenac, Kansas and Mary Jo Ernst and husband Matt of Kansas City, Missouri; a special friend, April Cochran and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

Memorial donations may be made to St. Patrick’s Cemetery, 176 Marian Drive, Laurie, MO 65037.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Published 1-30-19

Birtie Rachel Cunningham, 91
Birtie Rachel Cunningham, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019 at her home. She was born May 17, 1927 in Renick, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Alexander and Emma Frances (Cochran) Campbell.

On December 19, 1947 in Mississippi, she was united in marriage to Billy J. Cunningham. Together they shared fifty-six years of marriage before his passing on February 3, 2004.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a son, Kenneth Cunningham.

Survivors include her children, Ronald Cunningham of Indianapolis, Indiana, Lyle Cunningham of Tuscumbia, Missouri and Emily Heller of Shawnee, Kansas; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Birtie was raised in West Virginia and lived in various places throughout the United States. The family retired to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1972.

She was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary in Overland Park, Kansas, the Bucketts Ladies Group with the Gravois Mills Volunteer Fire Department and the American Legion Auxiliary in Sunrise Beach, Missouri.

In her spare time, she enjoyed collecting and doing crafts. She had knack for gardening and enjoyed working in her yard and tending to her flowers and plants.

Services were held Friday, January 25, 2019 at Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Burial followed in Garber Memorial Estates.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Ralph D. Franklin, 72
Ralph D. Franklin, of Linn Creek, died Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at his home surrounded by his wife and children. Ralph was born March 25, 1946 in Linn Creek, Missouri at his Grandmother’s home and raised in Camden County. He is the eldest son of James A. and Mildred (McDowell) Franklin, lifelong residents of the lake area.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, James A. Franklin, Jr and Ronald Keith Franklin.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Vicki (Kapp) Franklin of the home and five children: Michelle (David, deceased) Oboyski of Tucson, Arizona; Angela (Tim) Bettinger of Robinson, Texas; Daniel (fiancé Edna Wilson) Nye of Lawson, Missouri; Joshua Franklin of Camdenton, Missouri; and Jennifer (Tony) Wolfe of Aurora, Colorado. He is also survived by 11 Grandchildren; David, Samuel and John Oboyski of Tucson, Arizona, Shayna (Zach) Winterrowd and Christopher Bettinger of Waco, Texas, Austin Nye of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Wyatt Nye of Lawson, Missouri, Mitchell Franklin of Camdenton, Missouri, Maxwell and Liam Wolfe of Aurora, Colorado, Matthew (Emily) Willis of Fort Lewis, Washington and their children, Atticus and Indigo.

He is also survived by two sisters, Elaine (James) Gilley, Camdenton, Missouri and Jackie (Dave) Gordon, of Linn Creek, Missouri, and sister-in-law, Julie Franklin (James A Jr.), Linn Creek, Missouri.

Ralph graduated from Camdenton High School in 1964 and attended the University of Missouri in Columbia. After leaving the lake area for a few years working for national insurance companies, he returned to the lake to work for Farmer Foster Insurance Agency. He retired from this agency (later changed to McGrath Ins Agency) as Vice-President after 36 years.

Ralph was a strong supporter of the lake area. He was proud of his family heritage in shaping and developing the area. He loved to share memories of his youth and school years. From eating squirrel and dumplings at his grandma’s house to playing Laker Football, all memories were good.

Ralph was no stranger to hard work. He began working at age 11 by shining shoes at Butts Barbershop. He rode his bike to work, whether it was at the drive-in theatre or bridal cave and walked to his job at the grocery store in Osage Beach from his grandmother’s house. The most rewarding and enjoyable work for him was his time with the Camden County Sheriff’s Department.

Ralph was involved in many civic endeavors, boards, and committees. He was instrumental in combining Osage Beach and Lake Ozark Chambers of Commerce and served years on the board as President of the Lake Association and Tri County Lodging Association. He served on the Camden County Planning and Zoning Committee and Board of Directors as president of the Mid County Fire Protection District in its early years.

Ralph is a charter member of the Camdenton United Methodist Church and is a current member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

His high school yearbook said his pet peeve was someone slamming his car door. His pet peeve remained unchanged up until the day that he died. He enjoyed vehicles and in later years especially his travels with his wife in their motor home, particularly to his property in Florida. He also enjoyed his fishing trips. It didn’t matter if it was the Alaska trips for salmon and halibut or floating the White River in Arkansas for trout, he loved them all.

He was very proud of his children and loved hearing of the successes of his grandchildren. He had tremendous respect for his military sons-in-law and grandsons. His fried chicken with biscuits and gravy on Christmas morning will be a wonderful memory for all.

Funeral mass was held Saturday, January 26, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

Burial followed at Freedom Cemetery. Pallbearers were his 10 grandsons: David, Samuel and John Oboyski, Christopher Bettinger, Austin and Wyatt Nye, Mitchell Franklin, Matthew Willis, and Maxwell and Liam Wolfe.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Ralph Franklin Memorial Scholarship supporting The Lake Career and Technical Center.

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

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

Karen Ann Brittain, 74
Karen Ann Brittain, of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, formerly of Laurie, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at her son’s home. She was born August 7, 1944, in Chicago Heights, Illinois, the daughter of the late Alex and Agatha (Bohling) Raeth.

Karen owned Chances ‘R’ Restaurant in Laurie for eighteen years.

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

She is survived by her sons, Ken Maehren and wife Kris of St. Cloud, Minnesota and Jason Tewell and wife Elizabeth of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri; grandchildren, Justin Maehren, Lucas Maehren, Mickaela Maehren, Alex Tewell and Austin Tewell; brothers, Bob Raeth and wife Judy of Camdenton, Missouri and Ron Raeth of Sun City, Arizona and many other relatives and friends.

A Funeral Mass was held Saturday, January 26, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie with Father John Schmitz celebrating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mother’s Shrine, 176 Marian Drive, Laurie, Missouri 65037. 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 1-23-19

Reta Raylene Lehman, 67
Reta Raylene Lehman, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019, in her home while surrounded by family.

She was born November 7, 1951, in Climax Springs, Missouri, to Raymond and Charlene (Park) Ollison.

On November 18, 1972, at the First Baptist Church in Versailles, she was united in marriage to Warren Milton Lehman. Together they shared forty-six years of marriage and two children.

Reta was Secretary and Treasurer at Raymond’s Boat and Motor Sales, Inc. of Gravois Mills, Missouri, which she owned with her family.

She was very involved in local education, serving nine years on the Morgan County R-II Board of Education as well as president of the Gravois South PTO.

She was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church. Reta served faithfully in many different roles, including Sunday school teacher and youth group sponsor.

She and Milton also enjoyed serving as committee chairpersons for the Providence BBQ each summer.

She loved spending her free time with family, watching Chiefs and Royals games, taking short trips with her husband and enjoying their pets- especially her corgi-beagle mix, Sunday.

Survivors include her husband, Warren Milton of the home; her son, Dustin Lehman of Versailles, Missouri; her daughter, Amber McGuire and husband Chris of Springfield, Missouri; her mother, Charlene Ollison of Versailles, Missouri; her brother, Dr. Larry Ollison and wife Loretta of Osage Beach, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Donald Lehman and wife Gloria of Des Plaines, Illinois and Kent Rich of Jefferson City, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Vernola Hunter and husband Stuart of Jefferson City, Missouri and Sheryl Lehman of Versailles, Missouri.

She has seven nieces and nephews and eleven great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Ollison, her in-laws, Warren and Bertha Lehman, brother-in-law, Kenneth Lehman, and sister-in-law, Jo Ann Rich.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 15, at the Bethel Mennonite Church. Graveside services and interment followed in the Bethel Mennonite Church Cemetery.

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.
 

Published 1-16-19

James Robert Lyon, 91
James Robert Lyon, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019, at his home. He was born November 30, 1927, in Otterville, Missouri, a son of the late William Henry and Laura Virginia (Eubank) Lyon.

He graduated from high school in Marshall, Missouri and was a 1951 graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia.

On September 1, 1951, in Vancouver, Washington, he was united in marriage to Janet Drescher, who preceded him in death on August 18, 1994.

James was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Korea.

In 1984, he retired from Iowa Power and Light Company in Des Moines, Iowa where he served as president. Following his retirement, he made his permanent residence at the Lake of the Ozarks where he volunteered for Habitat for Humanity for many years.

He is survived by his daughters, Sally Beth Lyon and husband Don Ludwig of Sunrise Beach, Missouri and Suzanne Lyon and husband Tim Tymkovich of Broomfield, Colorado; grandsons, James Bernard Ludwig, John Otto Louis “Jack” Ludwig, Michael Lyon Tymkovich and Jay Lyon Tymkovich; his sister, Laura Ann Lyon Redford of Rogers, Arkansas and many other relatives and friends.

There are no services planned at this time. Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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.


Robert Lee Jackson, Jr., 72
Robert Lee Jackson, Jr., of Laurie, Missouri, passed away January 2, 2019 at the age of 72. He was born November 20, 1946 in Kankakee, Illinois.

He will be remembered by his children, Jeff Jackson and wife Tracy of Troy, Michigan, Stacy Barnes and husband Jimmie of Cole Camp, Missouri, Chad Jackson and wife Jennifer of Venice, Florida, and Jason Jackson of Laurie, Missouri; his granddaughters, Bailey, Kaci, Macy, Libby, Maggie, Sydney and Kiley; his first great-grandson, due in May; and his sisters, Patsy Williams and husband Benny of Bourbonnais, Illinois, Carol Meyers and husband Tom of Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeanne Herzog of Punta Gorda, Florida.

Robert was a long-time resident of Laurie, Missouri, where he raised a family and was known in the community as a friendly and kind-hearted man.

A memorial service is being planned for the spring where his ashes will be spread beneath the evening stars he loved so much.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


William Dean Stark, 75
William Dean Stark, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at University Hospital, Columbia, Missouri. He was born April 2, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of the late William E. and Marguerite (Scott) Stark.

On August 21, 1976 in Overland Park, Kansas, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Ann “Dottie” (Ilseman) Yearout. Together they have shared the past forty-two years of marriage.

Bill was raised in Kansas City and was a graduate of Central High School in the class of 1960. He worked as a kitchen designer and later as a computer programmer.

He owned and operated B.I.T.E. Computing and taught computer programming for many years at Johnson County Community College.

He and Dottie made their home in Fairway, Kansas before retiring to the Lake of the Ozarks.

He was a member of the Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 in Laurie, Missouri. He was the past Commodore of the Lake of the Ozarks Yachting Association.

In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, computers and boating. He was also an expert smoker of meats and he loved to cook. Dottie was the love of his life and he adored doting over her.

Survivors include his wife, Dottie Yearout of the home; two children, Eva Marie Yearout Scott and husband Jeffrey of Raymore, Missouri and Willie Yearout and wife Lucy of Shawnee, Kansas; three grandchildren, Tallie Scott, Zoey Yearout and Bailey Yearout and a host of friends.

A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Frances Lee Lutman, 96
Frances Lee Lutman, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born May 5, 1922, in Barnett, a daughter of the late Leonard and Edith (Hess) Porter.

She was united in marriage to William Delmar Huff, who preceded her in death. On May 31, 1952, in Versailles, she married Byron Lutman, who preceded her in death on December 8, 1992.

Frances was employed at Primo Pants Factory for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed spending her time fishing, coloring, sewing and quilting.

She was a member of the Versailles First Assembly of God Church where she was active in Women’s Ministries.

She is survived by her children, Delmar “Pete” Huff and wife Leanna of Versailles, Missouri, Leonard “Butch” Huff and friend Martha of Kansas City, Missouri, Larry Lutman and wife Jeanie of Versailles, Missouri, William Lutman and friend Rita of Greenview, Missouri, Laura Ruth “Susie” Hilkemeyer of Kansas City, Missouri, Byronita Gronstedt and husband Henry of Jefferson City, Missouri and Carmen Boatright and husband Ronnie of California, Missouri; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Norman Porter of Kansas City, Missouri and Vernon Porter of Crystal Lake, Missouri; sisters, Louise Fulkerson of Kansas City, Missouri, Cleoa Wilburn of Kansas City, Missouri and Sharon Williams of Springfield, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Porter and sisters, Mary Walters and Gladys Huff.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 9, at the Versailles First Assembly of God Church with Pastor Ryan Mortenson and Pastor John Fransisco officiating.

Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

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

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


Bob E. Sloan, 88
Bob E. Sloan, of Fortuna, Missouri, entered into rest on Friday, January 4, 2019. He was born in Mississippi, on November 26, 1930 to Ernest and Elsie (Payne) Sloan.

On March 16, 1956, he married Mabel Wenger, who preceded him in death on August 24, 2015. They lived in Leonardtown, Maryland until 1994, then moved to Tunas, Missouri. He was a member of Versailles Mennonite Church.

He is survived by five children, Dennis (Ellen) of Fortuna, Missouri, Patricia of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, Randal (Sandra) of Leonardtown, Maryland, Edward (Kathleen) of Leonardtown, Maryland and Mark (Lucy) of Leonardtown, Maryland; twenty-one grandchildren and thirty-three great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by one brother, Dale of Bowden, Georgia; one sister, Wanda Chandler of Conroe, Texas and one brother-in-law, Robert Turman of Searcy, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ray and Gene and one sister, Grace Turman.

Funeral services were held at Stauffer Mennonite Church in Tunas, Missouri on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Interment was in Stauffer Mennonite Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Michele Marie Zgiet, 55
Michele Marie Zgiet, of St. Ann, Missouri, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Columbia, Missouri. She was born on September 25, 1963, in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late Ann Ruth Proughet and the late Kenneth Gordon Zgiet.

Michele was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Zgiet Jr. and sister, Karen Schaffrin. She is survived by her daughter, Katherine Ann Zgiet and brother, Kevin Zgiet.

Michele's hobbies included arts and crafts, cooking, living in the grace of God, telling jokes, and making people laugh.

She spent the last part of her life in the care of Supportive Sisters Living in Boonville, Missouri. There, she made many friends and made a lifelong impact on everyone she met. Michele will be missed greatly by all of her loved ones.

A celebration of Michele’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.

Frances Roselea Teague, 76

Frances Roselea Teague, of Stover, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at the Golden Age Living Center. She was born July 30, 1942, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, a daughter of the late Carl Edward and Sarah Mable (Taber) Drake.

For many years, she worked in various nursing homes as a certified nurse’s assistant, with her most recent employment at the Golden Age Living Center in Stover.

In her younger years, she enjoyed fishing until she was no longer able due to her health. Frances enjoyed playing bingo, watching the Game Show Network and loved all animals.

She was a member of the Stover First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children, Charles D. Swisher and wife Stephanie of Barnett, Missouri, Georgia A. Ingersoll and husband Stephen of Barnett, Missouri and William D. Kolb of Salina, Kansas; twelve grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; her brothers, Charles E. Drake and wife Darlene of Wichita, Kansas, Walter H. Drake and wife Faye of Wichita, Kansas, Carl Drake, Jr. and wife Joyce of Sedalia, Missouri, Joe L. Drake and wife Lisa of Stover, Missouri and Donald D. Drake and wife Eva of Sweet Springs, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Billy Eugene Drake, a brother, Carl Ellsworth Drake and sisters, Sarah Bell Drake and Mary L. Dunfee.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 14, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Dr. Bill Johnson officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Stover Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home to assist the family. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Published 1-9-19

Doris Virginia Diebold, 88
Doris Virginia Diebold, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach.

Doris was born October 7, 1930 in Dyer, Tennessee. She was the daughter of John Monroe Allison and Eura Jane (Akin) Allison.

On June 16, 1967 in Scott City, Missouri, Doris was united in marriage to Charles Robert "Bob" Diebold who preceded her in death November 9, 2011. Doris and Bob shared over 44 loving years of marriage together at the time of Bob's death.

Doris and Bob owned and operated their own business selling authentic Indian jewelry. She truly enjoyed operating the business with her husband and meeting and talking with people from all across the country. Her greatest joy in life was her family.

Doris was a loving and devoted wife to Bob and a caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her children and their families.

Doris is survived by her sons, Chuck Diebold of Osage Beach, Missouri, Mike Diebold and fiancé Christy Boon, of Osage Beach, Missouri and Scott Diebold and wife, Anna, of Eldon, Missouri; six grandchildren, Marc Diebold and wife Ashley, Christy Langston and husband Daniel, Nick Diebold, Phil Diebold, Crystal Diebold, and Kyle Diebold; four great-grandchildren, Logan Diebold, Keegan Diebold, Logan Langston, and Olivia Langston; and her beloved Peanut. Doris is also survived by several friends who helped her through her illness, Faith, Terry, Terri, Marsha, Billie, Jimmy, Rob, Angie, Shawn, Tiffany, and Chris.

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Eura Allison; her husband, Bob Diebold; her brothers; Loise Allison, Ray Allison, Charlie Allison and Al Allison; and her sister Mary Louise Allison.

Services will be held Friday, January 4, 2019, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Private interment was at Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Osage Beach, Missouri.

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

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


Anna Marie Baker, 61
Anna Marie Baker, of Gravois Mills, Missouri passed away at her new lake house on Christmas morning. She was born in Flint, Michigan, on January 10, 1957.

Anna was married to the love of her life, Ray Baker, for forty-one years. They enjoyed many summers on the Harley and taking many vacations with friends and family.

She worked many years at the Village of Progress. There she formed friendships that helped shape her outlook on life. Anna also loved meeting with her quilting ladies. Her family always reaped the benefits of her quilting classes!

Her grandchildren brought so much joy to her heart. They were her whole world. She also had a bond with her sisters that was unbreakable. Our mom had a laugh that was infectious and could light up the room or it would make you wonder what she was up to!

Anna was preceded in death by her father, Dickie Ray Floyd and her sister, Amy Amos.

Survivors include her husband, Ray Baker of Gravois Mills, Missouri and her daughters, Jamie Cater and husband Matt of Frankling Grove, Illinois and Bean Isom and husband Mike of Malta, Illinois. She is survived and cherished by all of her grandkids, Jake Isom, Marcus Cater, Dezi Cater, Izzy Cater, and Mason Baker-Isom and her loving sisters, Debbie Scronce, Cindi Prinsterand husband Randy and Tami Hance and husband Allen. Anna also had a lot of nieces and nephews she loved dearly as her own.

A Celebration of Life is being planned for August.

If you would like to honor Anna, you can make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Published 1-2-19

Terry Lynne Fryhoff, 58
Terry Lynne Fryhoff, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018, at her home. She was born April 13, 1960, a daughter of Douglas and Nina (Bradley) Wendel.

Terry attended the Versailles First Assembly of God Church

She is survived by her children, Brandi Howard and husband Adam of Versailles, Missouri, Shane Fryhoff and wife Samantha of Pleasant Hill, Iowa and Jessi Archer of Versailles, Missouri; five grandchildren; her parents, Douglas and Nina Wendel of Jefferson City, Missouri; her siblings, Cindy Wendel of Jefferson City, Missouri, Kevin Wendel of Jefferson City, Missouri, Tracy Nichols and husband Tim of Ripley, Tennessee and Christy Coontz and husband David of Versailles, Missouri; her boyfriend, Bryan Neff of Chariton, Iowa and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Terry’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 5th, at the Versailles First Assembly of God Church with Pastor John Fransisco officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Teen Challenge in care of Brandi Howard. 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.

Wallace “Ted” Trahern, 61
Wallace “Ted” Trahern, of Stover, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018, at his home. He was born May 15, 1957, in Lexington, Missouri, a son of C.L. and Rosalee (Leach) Trahern.

Ted worked as a heavy equipment operator and in carpet installation for many years in the lake area. He enjoyed boating and spending quality time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his soulmate, Lavynda French of the home; his son, Corey Trahern and wife Tammy of Higginsville, Missouri; daughters, Alesha Ralston of Independence, Missouri, Summer Jones and husband Jason of Springfield, Missouri and Crystal Vansell and husband Aaron of Versailles, Missouri; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his parents, C.L. and Rosie Trahern of Stover, Missouri; sisters, Louise Jefferies of Richmond, Missouri, Jane Snider and husband Ron of North Kansas City, Missouri and Tammie Denormandie and husband John of Osage Beach, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Carey Trahern.

Funeral services were held Sunday, December 30, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

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

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

James Leroy Williams, Jr., 75
James Leroy Williams, Jr., Stover, Missouri, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018 in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri. He was born May 19, 1943 in Sweet Springs, Missouri, a son of James Leroy, Sr. and Irene Marie (Kottman) Williams.

On August 8, 1964 in Sweet Springs, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Maxine LaRue. Together they shared the past fifty-four years of marriage.

James was raised in Sweet Springs, Missouri and was a graduate of Sweet Springs R-7 High School in the class of 1961. While in Sweet Springs, he owned Standard Service Station, was very active in the Jaycee’s (having held many offices) and was a volunteer police officer.

He and Maxine lived for many years in the Kansas City area. They spent many weekends at the Lake of the Ozarks throughout the years and became full-time residents there in 2008.

He was co-treasurer of the Mallard Bay 2 Crime Watch and a member of the Sons of the American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624.

In his free time, he enjoyed anything to do with the lake, especially fishing, boating and teaching people how to water ski. He loved fast cars and fast boats.

He liked to travel and he and Maxine spent winters in Texas. Most of all, time spent with his family was special to him. He was a very loving father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine Williams of the home; two children, Teresa Conley and husband Terry Knight of Riverside, Missouri and Aaron Williams and wife Meghann Zanga of Blue Springs, Missouri; ten grandchildren (in age order), Amber Pilarz and husband Brian, Ashley Beam, Alexis Opfer, Andrew Opfer, Cynthia Jones and husband Adam, Monica Pennington and husband Randy, Tina Ditmars and husband Dan, Cheyanne Huenefeldt, Nicholas Williams and Lyric Zanga; twenty-one great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jerry Williams and wife Yo of Cibolo, Texas and Morris Williams of Cole Camp, Missouri; his mother-in-law, Mickie Hemme of Laurie, Missouri and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepmother, Ruth Williams and two brothers, Roger Williams and Jack Williams.

Services were held Monday, December 31, 2018 at Kent Memorial Lutheran Church, Sunrise Beach, Missouri.

A committal service and burial was at Fairview Cemetery, Sweet Springs, Missouri. Memorial donations may be made to Kent Memorial Lutheran Church or the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Dennis Lee Chamberlain, 77
Dennis Lee Chamberlain, of Versailles, Missouri, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018 in his home. He was born August 17, 1941 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a son of Charles and Maxine Chamberlain.

He was raised in Iowa and served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War. After being honorably discharges, he returned to Iowa.

Dennis moved to the Versailles, Missouri area in 1997 where he worked for the Morgan County R-II School District as a janitor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Si and two sister, Betty and Kathy.

Survivors include a son; a daughter; a grandson; his ex-wife, Joyce Chamberlain; three stepsons and three stepdaughters.

He enjoyed the simple things of life and therefore requested that no services be held.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Michael Alad Bolster, 76
Michael Alad Bolster, of Laurie, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at his home. He was born November 1, 1942 in Denver, Colorado, a son of Robert and Maurine (Warren) Bolster.

On September 1, 1967 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, he was united in marriage to Marleen Dee Cameron. Together they shared fifty years of marriage until her passing on March 17, 2018.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Chad A. Bolster and Bruce A. Bolster.

Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Burnett and husband Bruce of Laurie, Missouri; three grandchildren, Laura Simpson and husband Trevor of Edwards, Missouri, Hope Dahlhoff of Warrensburg, Missouri and John Hollandsworth of Blue Springs, Missouri; three great-grandchildren, Katie Ethington, Troy Ethington and Chase Simpson and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was raised in the Los Angeles, California area. He met and married Marleen in Colorado.

Michael received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Colorado. In 1981, they moved to the Lake of the Ozarks where he owned and operated Michael Bolster, CPA in Laurie, Missouri until his retirement.

He was very active in the Rotary and Optimist Clubs in Laurie.

He was an avid stamp collector and enjoyed fishing and going to the casinos. He was a fan of the Denver Broncos. Most of all, time spent with his family was special to him.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus. Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Published 12-26-18

Virginia Ethel Whitfield, 95
Virginia Ethel Whitfield, passed away, Monday, December 17, 2018 in Windsor Estates, Camdenton, Missouri. She was born June 13, 1923 in Kansas City, Kansas, a daughter of Delbert and Thilius Ola (Dye) Akers.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Ronald Sutton.

Survivors include a son, Larry Sutton and wife Bitty of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; her grandchildren, Starla Ashby, Jeff Sutton, Tammy Enriquez, Rickey Sutton, Ronnie Sutton, Jr. and Jeanine Sutton; eighteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and her loving dog, Pogi.

Virginia lived for many years in Jupiter, Florida where she worked for Russell Stover Candies and was a hairdresser.

In addition, she enjoyed ventures dabbling in real estate. She moved to the Lake of the Ozarks to be closer to her son.

A memorial service was held Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel, Laurie, Missouri. Memorial donations may be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Published 12-19-18

Michael William Backman, 75
Michael William Backman, of Laurie, Missouri, owner of Morgan County Carpet in Laurie, died at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri, following a brief illness, on Monday, December 3, 2018.

Mike was born May 13, 1943, in Topeka, Kansas and later moved with his family to Wichita, Kansas, where he attended East High School. While in Wichita, Mike found his passion for the carpet business.

He moved to Kansas City, Missouri and opened a carpet business. Mike moved to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1986 and opened Morgan County Carpet, advertising himself as Captain Stainfighter, initially in Gravois Mills and later moved the business to Laurie.

He was a member of the Lions Club and the Laurie Chamber of Commerce.

Mike enjoyed lake life with his family and friends. He loved to hunt with his faithful canine companions. He found a thrill owning and driving big Cadillacs and trucks. Mike was a man in constant motion.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Edith Wilson and William Backman, sister, Patricia John and former wives Patricia Jones and Elaine Backman.

He is survived by a sister, Martha Backman Hall of Overland Park, Kansas, ex-partner, Cheryl Butterfield and former wife, Katherine Byrd of Wichita, Kansas; beloved children, Michael Backman and his wife Kimberly of Overland Park, Kansas, Robyn Backman of Kansas City, Missouri, Sherri Backman Hughes and her husband Paul Hughes of Kansas City, Missouri, Bill Backman of Wichita, Kansas, Leslye Backman Morita and her husband Tad Morita of Wichita, Kansas and Sandi Backman Skinner and her husband William Skinner of Quinlan, Texas; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and his beloved dog, Sugar.

There was a Celebration of Life service on Sunday, December at Unity at the Lake in Sunrise Beach, Missouri, which was followed by a fellowship gathering at Vinny’s Cafe and Lounge in Laurie, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the American Lung Association. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Dale Keith Doud, 83
Dale Keith Doud, of Versailles Missouri, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Capitol Region Health Center in Jefferson City, Missouri. He was born May 11, 1935 in Decatur, Illinois to Hobart Peter Doud and Alberta Emma Williams.

At the age of seventeen, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served for twenty years. On June 23 1956 he married Eleanor Phillips of New Bedford, Massachusetts at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Dale is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Eleanor of Versailles and his children, Bill Doud of Sedalia, Missouri, Donna (Dean) Evans of Gravois Mills, Missouri and Tim Doud (Ed Ingebersten) of Washington D.C. Dale will be remembered also by his sister, Connie(Greg) Hunter of San Diego, California and his three granddaughters, Jessica(Clifford) Hazel of Sedalia, Missouri, Deniz(Ricky) Woods of Huntsville, Missouri and Melissa Doud of Ankara, Turkey.

Dale also has four great-grandchildren, William, Levi, Sophia, and Olivia Woods of Huntsville Missouri.

Dale was a twenty-year veteran of the United States Navy. After retiring, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Versailles, Missouri for eighteen years.

After retiring, Dale enjoyed gardening, spending time with his family as much as possible, his train room, and woodworking.

Graveside services with military honors was held Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in Highland Sacred Gardens, Sedalia, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to Missouri Veterans Home Program.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Thomas J. Sykes, 85
Thomas J. Sykes, of Gravois Mills, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018, at the Laurie Care Center. He was born July 13, 1933, in Devol, Oklahoma, the son of the late Claude Edwin and Elvie Christie (Rubottom) Sykes.

In 1993, in Hutchinson, Kansas, he was united in marriage to Joyice Etta Snyder, who preceded him in death on February 15, 2017.

Tom was a United States Air Force veteran having served in the Korean Conflict.

He graduated college from Southwest Oklahoma State University. He was a partner in the Bartlett, Settle and Edgerly Accounting Firm in Hutchison, Kansas.

Tom enjoyed spending his spare time fishing and playing golf.

He is survived by his children, William Sykes of Hutchinson, Kansas, Scott Sykes of Denver, Colorado, Don Sykes of Hutchinson, Kansas, Janet Williams of Goodyear, Arizona and Holly Anderson of Gravois Mills, Missouri; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Letha Allen of Odessa, Texas, Barbara Mullaney of Windsor, Colorado, Nina Flores of St. Robert, Missouri, Rita Latimer of Pharr, Texas and Audrey Ninkler of Rancho Santo Margarita, California and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Tom’s life with full military honors was held Saturday, December 15, at the Hutchinson Reno Lodge #124, 1800 East 23rd Street, Hutchinson, Kansas 67502.

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 E. Thomason, 64
David E. Thomason, of Rocky Mount, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. He was born March 1, 1954, in Yuma, Colorado, a son of the late David Eugene and Vera L. (Johns) Thomason.

On February 8, 1994, in Livermore, California, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Kathryn J. (Engel) Baker Thomason.

David graduated from Bear Creek High School in Denver, Colorado.

He was a veteran of the United States Army, stationed at Ansbach and BAD Homburg, Germany during Vietnam. He graduated from Northern Warfare Training Center in Fort Greely, Alaska and served in The Pickles Battalion. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant.

For many years, he was employed at United Airlines as a licensed aircraft technician. During this time, he and Kathryn enjoyed traveling the world to many different countries.

David attended North Shore Assembly of God Church in Rocky Mount.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn of the home; a brother, Wes and a sister, Eva both of Colorado and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services with full military honors will be held at Cope Cemetery in Cope, Colorado

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.


Charles R. Soper, 74
Charles R. Soper, of Linn Creek, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at his home.

Charles was born March 25, 1944 in Joplin, Missouri. He was the son of Kenneth and Mary (Elam) Soper.

Charles served his country proudly in the United States Air Force. He worked for many years as a Master Electrician. Charles enjoyed traveling as often as he could and playing cards with family and friends.

He loved being around people and never met a stranger.

Charles is survived by his wife, Linda, of the home; sons Mark Buller Lawrence and Scott Soper and wife Michelle; daughter Michelle Hamilton and husband Jim; stepsons Robert Lewis and wife Virginia, David Lewis and wife Tracy, Jeff Corning and wife Candida; step daughter R. Joleen Hergenrader and husband Ken; nine grandchildren, ten step grandchildren, two great grandchildren and fourteen step great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Mary Soper.

A memorial service with Military Honors will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Senior Activity Center at the Lake, 748 Highway D, Lake Ozark, Missouri. Inurnment will be at Lake Memorial Gardens Veteran Wall, Osage Beach, Missouri.

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

Billy K. Wood, 81
Billy K. Wood, of Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of Macks Creek, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Seasons Health Care in Kansas City.

Billy was born December 29, 1938 in Macks Creek, Missouri. He was the son of Lester and Stella (Willis) Wood.

On March 14, 1964 in Macks Creek, Missouri, Billy was married to Hazel Byler and together they shared over 54 years of marriage.

Billy worked for Dr. Ridgeway, a beloved doctor in Macks Creek, for over 30 years as a lab and x-ray tech. He loved spending time outdoors hunting and fishing in his spare time.

Billy is survived by his loving wife, Hazel, of the home; his sister-in law, Martha Wood of Macks Creek, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents Lester and Stella Wood; his sons Brad Wood and Bryan Wood; and his brother Bobby Lee Wood.

Services were held Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Macks Creek, Missouri.

Burial was in the Macks Creek Cemetery.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.

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

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

Published 12-12-18

Oral D. Frost, 94
Oral D. Frost, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at the Laurie Care Center. He was born August 7, 1924, in Van Wert, Iowa, a son of the late Orel and Himenia (Russell) Frost.

On September 19, 1941, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Beth Sibole, who preceded him in death on August 7, 1998.

Oral was a United States Army Air Corps veteran having served in World War II. He was an avid antique collector and enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his children, Drew Frost and wife Lisa, Dana Frost and wife Beth and Debra Noe all of Sunrise Beach; grandchildren, Shane Frost and wife Glenda and Jamie Stoller and husband Ronnie and great-grandchildren, Kayleah Frost and Peyton Stoller.

Graveside services and interment with full military honors was held Monday, December 3, at Garber Memorial Estates in Laurie with Pastor Jim Turek officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 in Sunrise Beach.

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

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

Theresa Marie Eisenbise, 76
Theresa Marie Eisenbise, of Laurie, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018, at her home. She was born January 9, 1942, in Suffern, New York, a daughter of the late Charles L. and Marie A. (Donato) Simpson.

She was united in marriage to James Andrew Wiggins who preceded her in death. Later, she married Edward E. Eisenbise, who also preceded her in death.

Theresa was employed at McBowl Bowling Alley in Liberty for many years. She owned B&B Cleaning in Kansas City until her retirement. She spent the last twenty-four years living at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Theresa enjoyed playing bingo, especially at her favorite place, the Elks Lodge in Laurie. She spent her spare time gardening, solving word search puzzles and caring for animals.

She is survived by her son, Andy Wiggins of Kearney, Missouri; her daughter, Oreen Foreman and husband Robert of Excelsior Springs, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Starr Jones, Chyane Fox, Storm Foreman, Hailey Roark, Shelby Roark, Skylar Wiggins and Jenny Sherell; fifteen great-grandchildren; brothers, Danny Simpson of Arcadia, Florida, Paul Simpson of the home, James Simpson and wife Nancy of Independence, Missouri and Edward Simpson and wife Debbie of Seattle, Washington; sister, Rose Williams and husband Arnie of Arcadia, Florida; sister-in-law, Betty I. Simpson of the home and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles L. “Butch” Simpson, a sister, Charlene Wiggins and a brother-in-law, Jerry Wiggins.

A private family celebration of Theresa’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 Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel

Mary Ann Hoover, 78,
Mary Ann Hoover, of Tunas, Missouri, formerly of Barnett, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018. She was born in Churchtown, Pennsylvania on July 1, 1940 to Christian and Elizabeth “Betsy” Kilmer.

On November 24, 1960, in Bowmansville, Pennsylvania, she married Lloyd S. Hoover, and to this union six children were born. He preceded her in death on May 4, 2011.

Mary Ann was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Earl K. Hoover; one sister, Naomi Martin; two brothers, Maynard Kilmer and John Kilmer; two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.

Survivors include two sons, Mervin and wife Ruth Hoover of Rutledge, Missouri and Michael “Mike” Hoover of Latham, Missouri; three daughters, Marion I. June of Newark, New York, Emma Mae, wife of David Hoehler of Shobonier, Illinois and Ruth Elaine “Ruthe”, wife of Dean Zimmerman of Tunas, Missouri; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Aaron Kilmer of Neillsville, Wisconsin; eight sisters, Katherine, wife of Menno Ramer of High Point, Missouri, Florence Nolt of New Holland, Pennsylvania, Ada, wife of Phares Zimmerman of Millmont, Pennsylvania, Barbara, wife of Walter Zimmerman of Barnett, Missouri, Betty, wife of Eli Shirk of Withee, Wisconsin, Bertha, wife of Samuel Shirk of Spencer, Tennessee, Annette, wife of Roy Martin of Latham, Missouri and Esther, wife of Aaron Shirk of Granton, Wisconsin.

On March 1, 1974, Lloyd and Mary Ann moved with their family onto a farm near Barnett, Missouri.

Mary Ann was employed at Fasco Industries in Eldon, Missouri until her retirement.  She was a member of Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church in Latham, Missouri. In 2015, she moved to Tunas, Missouri to be near her daughter.

Services were held Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church. Officiating ministers include Luke Fox, Abner Oberholtzer, Marlin Kilmer, Irvin Weaver, Ivan Sloan and Nelson Hoover.

Burial was in Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Published 12-5-18

George A. Carver, 93
George A. Carver, of Gravois Mills, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018, at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia.

He was born September 17, 1925, in Carver, Missouri, a son of the late Samuel and Lessie Lanoia (Burkholder) Carver.

On March 10, 1964, in Eldon, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Tillie (Linney) Carver.

George was a United States Navy veteran having served in WWII. He was a Seaman First Class Cook aboard the USS Jason Repair Ship. He also served in the Army Reserves.

For many years, George was employed at Silver Moon Resort constructing docks. Later, he worked as a carpenter and handyman.

In his younger years, he volunteered when his sons were in Cub Scouts. He enjoyed fishing, attending rodeos, trips to the State Fair and his weekly trip to town each Saturday to the sale barn to watch the cattle auction.

Most of all, he loved to spend quality time with his family, especially treating them to dinner.

In addition to his wife, Tillie, he is survived by his sons, Mike Carver of Fulton, Missouri, George Carver of Stover, Missouri and Mark Carver of Camdenton, Missouri; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven siblings.

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

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


Jackie Marie Bogenrief, 77
Jackie Marie Bogenrief, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018 at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri. She was born September 30, 1941 in Des Moines, Iowa, a daughter of John Franklin and Alice Belle (Southward) Ziegler.

On July 4, 1959 in Des Moines, Iowa, she was united in marriage to George Walter Bogenrief. Together they have shared the past fifty-nine years of marriage.

She was raised in Des Moines, Iowa and was a graduate of North High School in the class of 1959. Jackie and George made their home in Des Moines and later in West Des Moines for thirty-nine years.

They retired to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1998. She worked for Equitable AXA and retired after twenty years of service.

Jackie was a member of Trinity Methodist Church is Des Moines and Order of the Eastern Star in West Des Moines. In her spare time, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, sewing and making quilts.

Survivors include her husband, George Bogenrief of the home; two children, Kim McDowell and husband Dan of Tucson, Arizona and Todd Bogenrief and wife Sheril of Ankeny, Iowa; grandchildren, Ashley Edwards and husband Aaron, Austin McDowell and wife Chantel and Ben McDowell; great grandchildren; a sister, Zeta Moore and husband Maurice of Benton City, Washington and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Mary Ann Goodman and Carolyn Clay.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. There will be a graveside service in Des Moines, Iowa to be scheduled at a later date as well.

Memorial donations may be made to Ozarks Kat and K-9 shelter. Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Published 11-28-18

James E. Dump, 100
James E. Dump, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. He was born September 10, 1918, a son of the late Roy and Ethel (Bluhm) Dump.

James attended rural schools in Pettis County. He was drafted by the United States Army during WWII where he served in the signal corps for several years. Following his honorable discharge, he returned home to help his parents.

On October 6, 1947, he married Mildred Moon and they made their home in Loveland, Colorado for a couple of years. They moved to Denver, Colorado, where he assisted in the operation of a parking garage. Later, he obtained work at Rocky Flats Atomic Energy Plant. After twenty-five years, he retired and with his wife, moved to Versailles.

Following his retirement, they traveled to various places in the United States during the summer months and lived in their RV in Mission, Texas during the winter. There, he helped many friends for over twenty years before making Versailles their permanent residence.

James was a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church.

He enjoyed his 100th birthday party, visiting with many friends and reminiscing of happy memories. James always had a smile and knew how to say thank you. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his niece, Carol Perkins of Sedalia, Missouri and nephew, Harold Dump of Calhoun, Missouri and many friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Dump.

Funeral services were held November 19, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Chris Bass officiating. Graveside services and interment with full military honors 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.


Dan Peoples, 93
Dan Peoples, of Versailles, Missouri, passed away, Friday, November 16, 2018 in University Hospital, Columbia, Missouri.

He was born December 7, 1924 in Morgan County, Missouri, a son of the late Arthur Henry and Sadie Francis (Ritchie) Peoples.

On February 20, 1946, he was united in marriage to Gertrude Nadyne Kaiser. Together they shared the past seventy-two years of marriage.

Dan was a life-long resident of Morgan County, Missouri. He served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II. He worked as an automobile mechanic and retired from Morgan County R-II School District after twenty years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Versailles.

In his early years, Dan enjoyed bowling on various teams. He liked yard work and gardening. Most of all, time spent with family and friends brought him joy.

Survivors include his wife, Nadyne of the home; a son, Kenneth Peoples and wife Kathie of Phoenix, Arizona; a granddaughter, Kelly Peoples of Phoenix, Arizona; two brothers, Ronnie Peoples and wife Sue of Jefferson City, Missouri and Clinton Edward Peoples of Versailles, Missouri; a sister, Helen Francis Burkhart of Laurie, Missouri and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Baptist Children’s Home.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Harold Warren Robinette, 79
Harold Warren Robinette, of Laurie, Missouri, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018 in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri. He was born April 22, 1939 in Kansas City, Kansas, a son of Nelson Otho and Oral Agnes Eleanor (Thompson) Robinette.

On February 18, 1961 in Raytown, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Brenda Halena Porter. Together they shared fifty-seven years of marriage.

Harold was raised in the North Kansas City area. He served his country proudly in the United States Coast Guard as an Engineman. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Kansas City where he and Brenda made their home. They moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1971 before retiring to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2002.

He worked as an over-the-road truck driver. He was a member of the Teamsters and American Legion Post 624. In his free time, he enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson. Harold and Brenda boated on the Missouri River and Lake of the Ozarks for over fifty years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Nelcyne Dill and a brother, Darrell Wayne Robinette.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda of the home; three sons, Darrell Wayne Robinette and wife Christina and Kirk Nelson Robinette and companion Kim Anderson all of Omaha, Nebraska and Brian Edward Robinette and wife Trish of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; six grandchildren, Kiley, Miranda, Brandon, Luke, Allison and McKenna Robinette; two great-grandchildren, Aubrie and Nathan Robinette; two brothers, Mike Robinette and wife Marilyn of Smithville, Missouri and Jim Robinette and wife Doreen of Overland Park, Kansas and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Sally Jo Colyer, 70
Sally Jo Colyer, of Camdenton, Missouri passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Sally was born January 3, 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska. She was the daughter of Samuel and Pauline (Polly) (Trautwein) Burton. She enjoyed a loving childhood in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Sally attended NEMO State University graduating with her BSE in elementary education in 1971; this would begin her career as an extraordinary elementary teacher. She truly loved helping and educating young children.

Sally was married to Judge Bruce Colyer on May 29, 1971 in Iowa. Sally was a great influence in her husband attending law school to become a lawyer and later during his career as a lawyer and becoming a Judge.

Sally was a wonderful, playful mother to her children and grandchildren. She always made them her top priority. She enjoyed socializing with her friends, shopping antique hunting, reading and swimming.

Sally was blessed with a warm loving soul and had a knack for always making you feel at home. She was a loving wife, and a wonderful caring mother and grandmother. Sally will be sorely missed by all.

She is survived by her husband Judge Bruce Colyer; son, Brian M. Colyer and his friend Lindsey and her daughter Megan of Camdenton, three grandchildren Skylar Colyer of Lake Ozark, Brooke Haley and Oliver Haley of Fairgrove, Missouri.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents Samuel and Polly Burton and daughter Laura Colyer.

Memorials may be made to Blue Moon Sanctuary, P.O. Box 294, Linn Creek, Missouri, 65052

A private inurnment will be held at a later date.

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

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

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Oma Naylor, 99
Oma Naylor, of Versailles, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born December 14, 1918, in Morgan County, the daughter of the late Lyle and Lula (Jones) Marshall.

On December 5, 1947, she was united in marriage to Juel Naylor, who preceded her in death on April 14, 1981.

Oma worked at the Apple Orchard in Versailles for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and tending to her yard.

She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Versailles.

She is survived by her children, Gladys Colvin of Grain Valley, Missouri and Mancel Witherell and wife Rhonda of Syracuse, Missouri; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Randy Naylor, a daughter, Hazel Wilson and a brother, Bert Marshall.

Funeral services were held Monday, November 12, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Dr. Bill Johnson officiating.

Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Helen Doris (Dunn) Sidebottom, 76
Helen Doris (Dunn) Sidebottom, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018, at her son’s home in Versailles. She was born November 26, 1941, in Hannibal, Missouri, a daughter of the late Josiah Nicholas and Garnett Lucille (Williamson) Dunn.

On November 6, 1965, in Saverton, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Louis Sidebottom, Sr., who preceded her in death on January 28, 1997.

Helen was employed at the Morgan County RII South School as the head cook for more than a decade. During the summers for eighteen years, she cooked for a church camp, Camp MOCOMI, until she was no longer able due to her health.

In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing and crocheting. Helen always looked forward to short term mission trips with the Versailles First Christian Church, where she was a faithful member.

She is survived by her sons, Mark Sidebottom and wife Shana and Louis Sidebottom, Jr. and wife Diana all of Versailles, Missouri; was a loving Granny to nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; her sister, Joan Thompson and husband James of Saverton, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Wilbur Dunn and Floyd Dunn and her sisters, Ruby Sherman, Barbara Salisbury and Ina White.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 17, at the Versailles First Christian Church with Pastor John Wagner officiating.

A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Camp MACOMI in care of the Versailles First Christian Church, 1000 North Monroe, 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.

Peggy Lou Couts, 82
Peggy Lou Couts, of Versailles, formerly of Sedalia, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born December 10, 1935, in Sedalia, a daughter of the late George Glen, Sr. and Josephine (Ward) Naylor.

She was united in marriage to Jack Couts, who preceded her in death on November 25, 2009.

She is survived by her children, Patsy Kays and husband Don of Versailles and Terry Couts of Sedalia; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Judy Naylor of Sedalia and Sue Rogers of Warsaw and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Donnie Naylor, George Naylor, Jr. and Ralph Naylor and her sisters, Annadell Powers and Linda Kay Phillips.

A celebration of Peggy’s life was held Friday, November 16, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Robert Chastain officiating.

Graveside services and inurnment followed at Crown Hill East Cemetery in Sedalia.

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

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


Larry Miller, 76
Larry Miller, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Lakeside Meadows in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Larry was born February 27, 1942 at home in Laclede county near Decaturville, Missouri to John B. and Sylvia Jane (McGuire). He attended Lebanon public schools and graduated in 1960.

During his high school years, he spent many early mornings taking care of animals and milking cows to earn money to pay for his first car. He also was a member of the FFA.

On March 9, 1962 Larry was united in marriage to Verna Rae Winn in her parents’ home in Osage Beach, Missouri. They shared over 56 years as husband and wife at the time of his death. To this union four children were born.

As a young adult he enjoyed barrel racing and later taking care of farm animals and his beloved horse Trigger on the family farm. He worked nearly 50 years in the sporting goods industry, most of those years working for a great friend Jack Dickerson.

As a Camdenton community member, he was a founding member of the Camdenton Jaycees, raising money for charities through events such as Donkey Ball. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, watching sports, smoking meats and BBQing.

He is survived by his wife Verna, daughter Sherri Jones (Steve Lucas) of Linn Creek, Todd Miller (Bob Scholes) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Scott (Charlotte) of Montgomery County, Missouri and Michelle Waters (Mike) of Camdenton, Missouri.

He loved and enjoyed his seven grandchildren Danielle Jones, Matthew Jones (Sarah), Katherine Lucas, Ben and Sylvia Miller, Raegan and Reece Waters and 1 great grandson, Silas Dean Jones.

Larry is also survived by sisters, Fayedean Barnett of Lebanon, Missouri and Janie Kay West (Larry) of Columbia, Missouri; and many other beloved friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Wilbert, Thomas, Don, Virgil, and his sisters Wilda and Alma Jean, and his granddaughter, Danielle.

His family has asked in lieu of flowers, to send cards sharing a favorite memory or photo of Larry throughout the years or to make donations to the charity of donor’s choosing.

Services were held Monday, November 19, 2018 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment was at Hedges Cemetery, Camdenton, Missouri.

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

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

Andrew E. “Andy” Vernon, 87
Andrew E. “Andy” Vernon, of Versailles, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018, at his home. He was born November 4, 1931, in Eldon, a son of the late Fred T. and Mary Lee (Hayes) Vernon.

On January 13, 1951, in Harrison, Arkansas, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Inis (Keyes) Vernon.

Andy was a United States Air Force veteran having served at Parks Air Force Base in Pleasanton, California, Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina, Sembach Air Force Base in Germany (Frontline NATO Airbase), Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, Kansas, Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, Lawry Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado, Bitburg Air Force Base in Bitburg, Germany, Department of Defense Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, Tan Son Nhut Air Force Base in Saigon, Vietnam and Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base in Missouri.

He was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, two United States Air Force Commendation Medals with four Oak Leaf Clusters, three Presidential Unit Citation (PUC) with one Oak Leaf Cluster – equal to the Distinguished Service Cross, Air Force Cross, four Outstanding Unit Award Ribbons, five Good Conduct Medals with one Oak Leaf Cluster, six United States Air Force Army of Occupation Medals for service in Germany, seven National Defense Service Medals with Bronze Star, eight Vietnam Service Medals with two Bronze Stars signifying two campaigns, nine Longevity Service Awards with four Oak Leaf Clusters, ten Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbons and eleven Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal Ribbons.

He retired after twenty-two years of service with the rank of Master Sergeant.

Andy was a member of the Versailles First Assembly of God Church and the VFW Post 5178 in Gravois Mills.

He enjoyed spending his spare time fishing, vegetable gardening, reading western books and playing golf. Most of all, he loved his family and took great care of them.

Andy cared for others always offering to help in any way he could. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his wife, Inis, he is survived by his daughters, Marsha Vernon-Farrugia and husband Joseph S. of Bunceton, Missouri and Cynthia Vernon of the home and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Wesley Vernon and his sisters, Ruth Beanland, Jean McIntyre and Genevieve Weaver.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 17, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastors John Fransisco and Gary Petty officiating. Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the Eldon City Cemetery.

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

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

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