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 8-13-14

Joyce Jane Caven, 71
Joyce Jane Caven, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at her residence.

Joyce was born March 21, 1943 in La Cygne, Kansas. She was the daughter of Elton and Mary (Major) Whitfill.

Joyce was married to JD Caven August 26, 1965 in Shawnee, Kansas. They raised two children, David and Jennifer.

Joyce was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Lake Ozark, Missouri. She was involved in several organizations including the Lake Area Choral, D.A.R., and P.E.O. Joyce loved singing and playing outdoor sports. Her greatest joy was her family.

Joyce is survived by her husband JD of the home; one son, David and his wife, Ann, of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Jennifer Zimmer and husband, Peter, of Tann, Germany; six grandchildren; two brothers, Scott Whitfill and wife, Carol, of Sunrise Beach and Steven Whitfill and wife, Debbie, of Enid, Oklahoma; along with several other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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.


Len Scott “Scotty” Green, 68
Len Scott “Scotty” Green, of Climax Springs, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 3:40 a.m. at his residence in Climax Springs.

Scotty was born April 29, 1946 in Lebanon, Missouri, the son of Earl and Jeraldine (Hensen) Green.

Scotty was united in marriage January 5, 1976 in Miami, Oklahoma to Martha Charlene Adamson and together they shared 38 years of marriage until his death.

Scotty had made a career as a cattle rancher and for a time had served the citizens of Camden County as Camden County Commissioner. He was also a “junk collector” and enjoyed going to various auctions.

Scotty loved spending time on his farm looking after things and enjoyed tinkering with mechanics. More than anything though, he loved his family dearly and enjoyed being around his kids and grandkids.

Scotty was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and a caring neighbor and friend who will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

Scotty is survived by his loving wife Martha, of the home; two sons, Kenny BeBee and wife Andrea, of Macks Creek, Missouri and Tony BeBee and wife Laurie, of Ridgedale, Missouri; one daughter, Lisa Vanos Draper and husband, Kirk, of Climax Springs, Missouri; one sister, Janee Williams of Macks Creek, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; several aunts, uncles and cousins and many friends.

Scotty was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Jeraldine Green and one son, Richard BeBee.

Funeral Services were Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Macks Creek, Missouri.

Interment followed at Macks Creek Cemetery, Macks Creek, 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, Macks Creek, Missouri.


David (Dave) William Orlandini, 68
David (Dave) William Orlandini, of Montreal, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 surrounded by his family at his home.

Dave was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 10, 1946, the son of Cecil and Alfa (Carmignani) Orlandini.

Dave attended St. Philip Basilica High School in Chicago, Illinois, graduating in 1965. He served in the United States Army from 1966-1968 and was a Vietnam Veteran.

Upon returning from the war, he worked for Pitney Bowes in Chicago, Illinois as a field service manager for 32 years until his retirement in 2001.

Dave spent his life post-retirement enjoying the things he loved the most; fishing with friends, and his children and grandchildren. Dave had a creative spirit and passed down his appreciation for the arts to his children and grandchildren.

He loved sharing good food and music with family and friends, especially at Willowe’s Bar and Grille in Linn Creek, Missouri, where he would spend much of his time watching his beloved Chicago Cubs.

Dave is survived by his children Kelly Martin and her husband Glenn, of Fort Worth, Texas; their children, Amy, Zack, Paige, and Austin; David L. Orlandini and his wife Katie, of Maryville, Tennessee; their children, Zack, Alexandra (Alex), and Ethan (Vinny); and Lena Krier of Cordova, Illinois and her husband Brian; their children, Abram and Jude; one brother Carl Orlandini (Diane) and one sister Judy Duran (Rich); along with many nieces and nephews and close friends.

Dave is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Alfa Orlandini.

Funeral Services were held Friday, August 8, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment with full Military Honors followed at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, 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.


Anna Belle Merriott Hickey, 74
Anna Belle Merriott Hickey, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.

She was born August 13, 1939, in Gravois Mills, Missouri a daughter of Curtis M. Hibdon and Freda May (Moore) Hibdon.

She was married March 28, 1954, to Darrel Dean Merriott in Versailles and he preceded her in death on September 9, 1983.

She then married Howard Hickey on October 10, 1986 and he preceded her in death on December 31, 2012.

Anna Belle lived all her life in the Versailles area. In 1978, she retired from Gerbes in Versailles after 25 years of service.

Anna Belle was an avid fisherman and especially loved fishing for crappie.

She is survived by a son, Danny Merriott and wife Lana of Versailles, Missouri; a daughter, Debby Stone and husband Howard of Eldon, Missouri; four grandchildren, Janelle (Tom) Howard of St. Peters, Missouri, Brad Merriott of St. Augustine, Florida, Todd (Annie) Stone of Ankeny, Iowa and Tara (Randy) Brownlee of Eldon, Missouri; two great-grandchildren, Ethan Worley and Hope Arabelle Brownlee; eight sisters, Joyce (Jim) Huff of Tipton, Missouri, Fay Tindle of California, Missouri, Yvonne Morgan of Edgar Springs, Missouri, Teresa Doyle of Tipton, Missouri, Sharon Richardson of Tipton, Missouri, Peggy Richardson of Tipton, Missouri, Brenda (Jim) Moore of Speed, Missouri and Tammy (David) Teeter of Montgomery City, Missouri; three brothers, Carl (Virginia) Hibdon of Tipton, Missouri, Wray (Bonnie) Hibdon of Syracuse, Missouri and Robert Richardson of Montgomery City, Missouri.

Her sister, Bobbi Kiesling, two infant sisters, a brother, Phillip Wayne Hibdon and two brothers-in-law, Glen Doyle and Bill Tindle all preceded her in death.

A visitation was held Friday, August 8, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles followed by a funeral service with Reverend Dinzel Webb officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

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 Funeral Home of Versailles.


Evelyn A. Morrison Zaneis, 93
Evelyn A. Morrison Zaneis, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born November 28, 1920, in Osawatomie, Kansas, the daughter of the late Clifford Earl and Mamie M. (Husky) Purinton.

On February 28, 1940, in Versailles, she was united in marriage to Lewis “Buck” Morrison, who preceded her in death on August 25, 1993.

Later, she married Jack Zaneis who preceded her in death on April 30, 2006.

Evelyn worked at Morrison’s Standard Station and later at Gerbes in Versailles.

Some of Evelyn’s favorite hobbies included listening to Jack play music, horseback riding, collecting what-knots, working in her yard and flower gardening. She was especially proud of her three wonderful Christian sons and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much.

She was a past member of the Versailles First Christian Church and currently a member of the Mt. Nebo Full Gospel Church in Versailles.

Evelyn is survived by her sons, Lewis “Buster” Morrison and wife Pat, Jerry Lee “Punky” Morrison and Larry Morrison all of Versailles; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her sister, Leona Bradshaw and her brother, Roy Purinton.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her brother, Roy Purinton.

A funeral service was held Sunday, August 10, at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastors Jim Kruse and Jay White officiating.

Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

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

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

Published 8-6-14

Hilda Lucille Maupin, 102
Hilda Lucille Maupin, of Fortuna, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born January 3, 1912, in Miller County, a daughter of the late William and Myra (Maher) Brandt.

On March 30, 1929, in Linn Creek, she was united in marriage to Ivan O. Maupin, who preceded her in death on February 12, 1994.

Hilda was a member of the Fortuna Baptist Church and the Fortuna Senior Citizens. She enjoyed spending her time gardening and making quilts.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Marie Maupin of Fortuna; grandchildren, Darrel Maupin of Fortuna, Kathy Bentch and husband Dale of Versailles, Beth Merriott and husband Joe of Versailles and Linda Williams and husband Doug of Bonnots Mill, Missouri; five great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Eugene Maupin, her brothers, Louis Brandt and Bill Brandt, her sister, Pauline Banks and a niece, Ophelia Banks.

A private family graveside service and interment was held in the Newkirk Cemetery near Fortuna with Pastor Dale Bentch 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.


Randy J. White, 58
Randy J. White, of Osage Beach, Missouri passed away on March 23, 2014 at his residence.

He joined the United States Army and proudly his country until he retired in 1996 with the rank of Master Sergeant. He then retired from Civil Service in 2010.

Randy married Jodie White on May 23, 1996. Randy and Jodie shared a special love and always said to each other, “Love you more.”

Randy was a giver. He always had a comeback answer or a tease to your conversation. He loved the Lake, even though he could not swim even after trying to take swim lessons.

Randy would never answer Jodie’s questions right away. He would say the opposite of what she wanted to hear and act like she would not be upset.

Randy is survived by his wife Jodie of the home.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services were held on Saturday July 26, 2014, at Lake Memorial Garden Veterans Wall, Osage Beach, Missouri. Full Military Honors Zack Wheat Post 624.

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.


David A. Talley, 57
David A. Talley, of Laurie, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born July 11, 1957, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of the late Alonzo, Jr. and Ruby I. (Hedges) Talley.

On September 23, 1978, at the Lakeland Baptist Church in Sunrise Beach, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife of 35 years, Rebecca (Bloss) Talley.

David enjoyed hunting, shooting trap, playing his guitar and riding his motorcycle. Most importantly, he loved his grandbabies and enjoyed spending time with them.

In addition to his wife, Becky, he is survived by his daughters, Amy Talley of Laurie and Stacy Lear and husband Jason of Camdenton; four grandchildren, Thomas, Becca, Christopher, Truman and one due to be born in January; sisters, Patricia Johnson and husband David of Versailles and Denise Dennis and husband Ron of Gravois Mills and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Slavens.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 26, at the West Lake Christian Church in Laurie. Graveside services and interment followed in the Garber Memorial Estates Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Children’s Miracle Network 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.


Larry Gene Marple, 76
Larry Gene Marple, of Versailles, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at his home. He was born February 1, 1938, in Versailles, a son of the late Claude and Olive (McCoy) Marple.

On November 7, 1959, in Versailles, he was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Huff, who preceded him in death on August 20, 2010.

Larry was a member of the West Union Baptist Church in Versailles. He was a hard worker and loved his family and spending time with them.

He is survived by his daughter, April S. Terry of Versailles; his sons, Alex Marple and wife Donna, Larry D. Marple and wife Mary and Michael Marple and wife Janice all of Versailles; fourteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one due to be born in November; his brother, Wayne Marple and wife Martha of Gravois Mills and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Shorty Marple and his son-in-law, Brian Terry.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 28, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Rod Campbell officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the West Union Baptist Church or to Hospice Compassus.

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


Ronald R. Heckel, 77
Ronald R. Heckel, left this life on July 20, 2014 at 77 years of age. His surviving immediate family are his wife, June and mother Muriel of Four Seasons, MO; son, David (Susan) and grandchildren Noah and Sarah of Chapel Hill, NC; granddaughter Elsie of Florissant, MO; and sister Karen Klute of St. Louis, MO.

A memorial service was held at noon on Saturday, August 2 at Lake Ozark Christian Church, 1560 Bagnell Dam Blvd. Lake Ozark, MO. 65049 at which family and friends were invited to share what Ron meant to them. A luncheon reception followed the service.

Contributions to Lake Ozark Christian Church in Ron’s memory would be a fitting tribute and gratefully received.

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.


Gene Michael Grumbois, 29
Gene Michael Grumbois, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away on Saturday July 26, 2014 in Camdenton.

He is survived by his loving mother Tammy Horst; a brother, Zac Grumbois and his sister, Kazia Horst. Gene was a great son, brother, and friend.

He was always happy and smiling and went out of his way to make sure you were the same. He was a humble man that made everyone feel comfortable to be with.

He loved his family and friends more than himself, always putting you first.

Gene was a hard worker with a passion to be in the water. His passion turned into his occupation when he became a certified diver.

He worked throughout the country building docks and finally settled down back at the place he loved, Lake of the Ozarks.

We thank God for blessing us with Gene and feel grateful for the time we spent together. He will be missed but never forgotten. We send our love with him and look forward to the day we reunite.

Celebration of Life Services were held Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home Camdenton with comments from friends and 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.


John Thomas McCrory, 92
John Thomas McCrory, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Osage Beach Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Osage Beach, Missouri.

John was born in Old Linn Creek, Missouri on January 2, 1922, the son of John Steven and Maude (Ezard) McCrory.

John attended Kemper Military School in Boonville, Missouri, and later went on to graduate from college in 1941. He enlisted in the United States Army in October of 1942 where he served with the Army Engineers during World War II then served in North Africa for 18 months. John held rank of Sergeant upon being honorably discharged on January 11, 1946.

John was united in marriage to Rosalie Bennett on October 20, 1944 in Harrison Arkansas, who preceded him in death April 5, 1998. John and Rosalie had one daughter Jonalie Weddle who also preceded him in death in August 2001.

John was a well known businessman who owned and operated McCrory Ford Sales and McCrory Chevrolet and Oldsmobile Dealerships in Lebanon and Camdenton.

He also owned a Ben Franklin Dime Store, McCrory United Super Grocery Store, and an ice cream shop in the McCrory Shopping Center located in Camdenton.

John and Rosalie were also the first owners of the White House in Lake Ozark, Missouri, a Lake of the Ozarks Icon.

John was a past member of the First National Bank Board and had served the people of Camden County as Camden County Collector for 16 years.

John was an active member of several organizations including Linn Creek Lodge 152, where he received his 50 year Mason pin, Abou Ben Adhem Temple- Shriners, Scottish Rite Free Masonry, Lake of the Ozarks Shrine Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and a 68 year member of the Elks Lodge.

John was a member of Camdenton Community Christian Church.

John is survived by his grandchildren Jerilie Humbard and her husband, Dexter, of Camdenton, Missouri; his great-grandson, Justin Humbard of Camdenton; his great-granddaughter Jaimie DeGuire of Camdenton; one sister, Mildred Lewis of the state of Florida; along with other relatives and friends.

John was a generous person; always willing to help people in need. His greatest joy was his family.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri, with Masonic Services at 10:45.

Reverend Brad Edwards will be officiating,

Interment was at Dale Blair Cemetery 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.
 

Published 7-30-14

Walter W. “Buck” Draffen, Jr., 78
Walter W. “Buck” Draffen, Jr., of Tipton, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City. He was born June 9, 1936, in Bunceton, Missouri, a son of the late Wade and Irene (Barron) Draffen.

Buck was an over the road truck driver, retiring from Potter Trucking in Boonville.

He expressed his religion through the Baptist faith. Buck enjoyed playing snooker and working on cars and trucks.

He is survived by his children, Carolyn Scott and husband Mark Boyd of Eugene, Oregon, Nancy Draffen of Jefferson City, Missouri, Gerard Draffen of the state of California, Daniel Draffen and wife Tammie of House Springs, Missouri, Sara Draffen of Jefferson City, Missouri, Tommy Draffen of Arizona, Mark Draffen of Jefferson City, Missouri and David Draffen of Jefferson City, Missouri; seven grandchildren; his brother, Gene Draffen and wife Joyce of Tipton, Missouri; his sister, Fern Cary of Versailles, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cathy Lynn Draffen, an infant sister, Eleanor Draffen and his brother, Ward H. Draffen.

Funeral services were held, July 15, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Brother Gary Patterson officiating.

Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Tipton Masonic 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.


Joan Aline Youngberg, 85
Joan Aline Youngberg, age 85, of Macks Creek, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Christian Health Rehabilitation Center in Hermitage, Missouri.

Joan was born January 12, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Calvin and Ruby (Field) Osenbaugh.

Joan lived her early years in the Chicago area. In 1977 she moved to Tunas, Missouri to a small farm and later purchased an 80 acre farm in Macks Creek Missouri which she dearly loved, and where she raised, trained and rode horses. Joan lived by herself until she was 84 years old.
She worked at Marriotts Tan-Tar-A as a banquet waitress and at Bonnies Café in Macks Creek. She loved to paint, garden, take long horseback rides, line dancing and music.

Joan is survived by six of her seven children; daughter, Linda Allen and husband, Lonny, of Osage Beach, Missouri, daughter, Donna Poch and husband, Ed, of Shorewood, Illinois, daughter Diane Strack of Wilmington, Illinois, daughter Jeannie Vogel of Sedalia, Missouri; son Larry Youngberg and wife, Karen, of Minooka, Illinois, and son Danny Youngberg and his girl friend Tammy Frye of Hermitage, Missouri. Joan has twelve grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; along with several other relatives and friends.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, and her son Jeffrey Youngberg.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Hedges Scott Funeral Home in Macks Creek, Missouri. The family will receive friends for visitation from 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice Compasses, 1465 E Primrose 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, Macks Creek, Missouri.
 

Barbara V. Foxworthy, 75
Barbara V. Foxworthy, age 75, of Independence, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at her home. She was born February 19, 1939, in Versailles, the daughter of the late Jack and Ruth Irene (Ayres) Foxworthy.

After graduating college, Barbara worked at St. Luke’s Hospital as a chief x-ray technician. She later retired from a private practice.

Barbara expressed her religion through the Christian faith. She enjoyed playing bingo and loved the companionship she shared with her cat.

She is survived by her cousin, Elaine Alexander and husband Bob of Independence, Missouri; uncle, Sydney Ayres of Kansas City, Missouri; first cousins, Donald Raines of Independence, Missouri, Bonnie Lou Huntington of Kansas City, Missouri and Martha Pointer of Kansas City, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Wayne L. Foxworthy.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 16, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Jim Kruse 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.


Joshua E. Barnes Jr., 73
On Monday, July 14th, 2014, Joshua E. Barnes Jr. of Versailles, Missouri, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family.

Jr. was born on January 23, 1941. He grew up in Old Camp Bagnell on the Osage River. He and his older brother Donald spent many days fishing, exploring, and doing anything else that involved the outdoors.

Jr. always remembered the time when he and his brother received a bicycle for Christmas. Donald, being the older of the two, rode the bicycle most of the time, while Jr. would run along beside him, happy just to be outdoors and spending time with his older brother.

At age 27, Jr. purchased Hubbard Abstract in Versailles. When he opened the company, he was the only employee. He worked tirelessly to make the company a success, all the while maintaining his enthusiasm and passion.

At the time, Hubbard Abstract was located directly across the street from its competitor Kavanaugh Abstract, which was stationed in the Morgan County Courthouse. There was a young lady who worked at Kavanaugh Abstract who always seemed to catch Jr’s eye when he was in the building. Her name was Jo Ann Earnest.

A little ways down the road, the two started dating. At the time, Jr. was still trying to get his company off the ground and running, so money was tight. In the spring of 1969, he had the option to either buy a Thunderbird or instead, use the money to marry Jo Ann.

Luckily, he made the right decision and he and Jo Ann tied the knot on July 10th, 1969. The Thunderbird would come later.

Later on, Jr. would go on to purchase Kavanaugh and combine the two companies to make Hubbard-Kavanaugh Abstract and Title. After working for 33 years and thousands of hours, Jr. sold Hubbard-Kavanaugh and retired in 2001.

Hubbard-Kavanaugh is still a thriving company today.

Jr. found served on the Versailles City Council for two years. He was secretary and later went on to become president of the Missouri Land and Title Association. He served on board of the Nutrition Site, the Morgan County Library, and the Citizen’s Bank of Eldon & Versailles. Jr. was also an active member and usher at the Versailles United Methodist Church.

Jr. is survived by his wife Jo Ann, five children, Marty Pace and wife Angela, Chris Pace, Gary Pace and wife Kim, Lisa Hibdon and husband Donny, and Leslie Charlton, eight grandchildren, Derek Pace and wife Tamara, Justin Pace and wife Erin, Jennifer Pace, Joshua Klein, Kayla Charlton, Camryn Charlton, Maddy Hibdon, and Kathryn Charlton, and three great-grandchildren.

Jr. is also survived by his brother Donald Barnes, sister-in-law Donna Barnes, and two nephews Donnie Barnes and Dale Barnes. Jr. is preceded in death by his parents Josh and Inez Barnes.

Jr. enjoyed mowing and taking care of his yard, fishing, mushroom hunting, reading, and spending time with his dogs Max and Molly. His greatest joy in life was his grandchildren. He will always be remembered for his positive attitude, his infectious smile, and his passion for life.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 18, at the Versailles United Methodist Church with Pastor Dan Adkison officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

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


Irene Marie Cunningham, 82
Irene Marie Cunningham, daughter of Ira Andrew and Anna Marie Howell McClellan, was born, November 25, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri.

She passed away, Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of eighty-two years, seven months and twenty-two days.

On October 7, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Neal Foster Cunningham and to this union four children were born. Together they shared sixty-three years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Mark Cunningham and two brothers, James Ira and Doyle Marvin McClellan.

Survivors include her husband, Neal Cunningham of Camdenton, Missouri; three daughters, Karen Boyd of Camdenton, Missouri; Carla Wood and husband Bob of Climax Springs, Missouri and Darla Mathews and companion Kirk Wiles of Camdenton, Missouri; a daughter-in-law, Jennie Cunningham and companion Rick Sanders of Camdenton, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Robert Wood and wife Kayla, Kara Long and husband Jeff, Josh Mathews and wife Amber, Megan Mathews, Cassie Cunningham, Neal Cunningham and Cody Wiles and wife Becky; four-great-grandchildren, Lilly, Kylah, Avah and Connor; a brother, Don McClellan of Camdenton, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Irene was raised in St. Louis, Missouri and she and Neal lived there until moving to the Lake of the Ozarks in the early seventies. She retired from Wal-Mart of Camdenton after eighteen years of service.

Irene made a profession of faith as a young girl and was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Camdenton where she played the organ for many years.

In her spare time, she loved to quilt, sew, and do embroidery. She enjoyed spending time outdoors, taking care of and growing flowers in her gardens. Her family was very important to her and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt and a caring neighbor and friend.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 21, 2014 in First Assembly of God Church, Camdenton under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial followed in Dale Blair Memorial Cemetery, Camdenton.

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

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

Published 7-23-14

Georgie (Atkisson) (Rudolph) Jerome, 83
Georgie (Atkisson) (Rudolph) Jerome, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Ozark Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Osage Beach. She was born July 15, 1930, in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of the late Jess Craven and Alleta (Mann) Atkisson.

Georgie was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie and the American Legion Auxiliary in Sunrise Beach.

She is survived by her son, Steve Mandell and wife Sharon of Lafayette, Louisiana; three grandsons, Doug Mandell, Cody Mandell and Ryan Mandell; three great-grandchildren, Evan Mandell, Olivia Mandell and Adeli Mandell and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Malcolm Rudolph and her brother, Gene Johnson.

Graveside services and interment was held Tuesday, July 8, in the Garber Memorial Estates Cemetery in Laurie with Deacon Dave Lovell 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.


Richard Daniel Davidson, 73
Richard Daniel Davidson, of Laurie, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. He was born August 9, 1940, in Washington D.C., a son of the late Shirley and Ruth Rosemary (Isdell) Davidson.

Dick was a pressman in the Washington D.C. area for many years until his retirement.

He is survived by his brother, Kenneth Lee Davidson of Stover, Missouri; his sisters, Margaret Shoffner of Mesa, Arizona and Rosalie Koskovich of Springfield, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David S. Davidson.

There are no memorial services planned at this time. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus.

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


Nettie Marina Estrada, 44
Nettie Marina Estrada, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at University of Columbia in Columbia, Missouri.

Nettie was born February 20, 1970 in San Diego, California, the daughter of Russell and Mary (Dias) Estrada.

Nettie was united in marriage to Marcos Michel, on May 5, 1999, in Sante, California.

Nettie was a member of Walk on The Water Faith Church in Osage Beach, Missouri, enjoyed spending time, reading , shopping and with her family.

Nettie is survived by her husband Marcos of the home, one daughter, Dorthea Estrada of Linn Creek, Missouri, one son, Robert Estrada and his wife Ashlie of Camdenton, Missouri, two grandchildren Akya Estrada and Lorenzo Estrada, one brother Russell Estrada and his wife Gloria of San Diego, California, two sisters Melissa Goldberg and husband David of Tuscumbia, Missouri and Yvette West and her husband David of Macks Creek, Missouri, several nieces and nephews and cousins.
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She was preceded in death by her father Russell Estrada, mother and step-father Mary and David Hernandez.

Memorial Services were held Sunday July 13, 2014 at Walk on The Water Faith Church, 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, Camdenton


Leo Wayne Marler, Sr., 77
Leo Wayne Marler, Sr., son of Thomas Oval “Buck” and Adah Lee McGuire Marler, was born July 5, 1937, near Decaturville, Missouri. He passed away Monday, July 7, 2014, in his home, near Linn Creek, Missouri, just two days after turning seventy-seven years of age.

On November 3, 1956, in the home of Bob and Agnes Blankenship, he was united in marriage to Virgie Edwin Blankenship, and to this union three daughters and one son were born.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Sonny and Fern Marler; and two brothers-in-law, Forrest Meads and Bobby Fleming.

Leo is survived by his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Virgie, of the home; three daughters, Cecelia Eidson, and her husband, Gary, of Camdenton, Missouri, Robin Mankey, and her husband, Carl, of Macks Creek, Missouri, and Lori Marler, of Long Lane, Missouri; a son, Leo W. Marler, Jr., and his wife, Laurie, of Dove, Missouri; six grandchildren, Brett Eidson, and his wife, Naomi, of Mansfield, Missouri, Jake Eidson, and his wife, Kristin, of Camdenton, Missouri, Kyle Mankey, and his wife, Amanda, and Samantha Mankey, all of Macks Creek, Missouri, Jason Smothers, of Lebanon, Missouri, and Jessica Hendricks, and her husband, Carey, of Carrick on Shannon, Ireland; eight great-grandchildren, Kathryn, Andrew, Wyatt, Reed, Matthew, Anne, Elle, and Cooper; two sisters, Patsy Meads, of Springfield, Missouri, and Kay Goodwin, and her husband, Gary, of Lebanon, Missouri; a brother-in-law, James Blankenship, and his wife, Paula, of Grain Valley, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Bobby Fleming, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Billie Wilson, and her husband, Gary, of Independence, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; a special friend, Tina Thompson, of Long Lane, Missouri; as well as a host of other relatives and many friends.

He was born in Decaturville, and was raised in the Competition, Missouri area. He then moved with his family to the Camdenton area, where he graduated from Camdenton High School in the Class of 1956.

He worked for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Missouri for two years, and then was employed by Foremost Dairy in Lebanon. In 1962, he opened Leo’s 66 on the square in Camdenton, and operated the shop for ten years. He and Virgie made their home on their farm near Linn Creek, Missouri, and lovingly raised their family.

After being elected as Camden County Clerk in 1972, he served the people of Camden County for twenty-eight years. During this time, Leo also served as President of the Missouri County Clerks Association.

Throughout the years, he served on numerous other boards before retiring from the courthouse in 2000. For most of his life, Leo also farmed full time and especially enjoyed working in the hay fields. He bailed for himself and many friends throughout the county.

Leo had made his profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Linn Creek Baptist Church.

He had served as Chairman of the Camden County Ambulance District, and was a staunch Republican, standing with the Republican Party all of his life. He was always supportive of his children, and coached softball and baseball teams every year. If he was not coaching a team, then he was always at every game.

He enjoyed being outdoors where bird hunting, and later, trap shooting were two of his favorite activities. He also had a knack for fixing equipment and liked farming. His family was very important to him and he especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Leo was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, and uncle, and was a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate his life and his accomplishments and know that he will be fondly remembered as a devoted family man, a concerned county official, a hard working farmer, and a good, Christian man. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 12, 2014 in Linn Creek Baptist Church under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial followed in Mt. Horeb Cemetery, Decaturville.

Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Horeb Church or Regional Hospice 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.
 

Linda L. Davis, 68
Linda L. Davis, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at her home. She was born September 27, 1945, in Sedalia, Missouri, the daughter of the late Wilbur Terry and Margaret Helen (Matthews) Files.

On November 29, 1963, at the La Monte Christian Church, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Edwin Davis.

Linda was a member of the Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church and the Osage Community Elks Lodge 2705, both in Laurie. She was a Community for Christ volunteer, attended the Ladies Evening Fellowship at Ozark Chapel and was involved in several missions at both the church and the Elks.

In addition to her husband, Ed, she is survived by her children, Mitchell Davis of Omaha, Nebraska and Sherry Ghelarducci and husband Tom of Peck, Kansas; five grandchildren, Zachery Moberg, Austin Ghelarducci, Teagan Ghelarducci, Megan Davis and Meredith Davis; a great-grandson, Michael Moberg; her brother, Tom Files and wife Kathleen of Kansas City, Missouri; her second mom, Peggy Moore of Sedalia, Missouri and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charley Bill Files.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 12, at the Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church with Pastor Rick White officiating.

Graveside services and interment followed at the La Monte Cemetery in La Monte, Missouri. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus, the American Cancer Society or to Ozark Chapel 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 Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.


Irma J. Frank, 90
Irma J. Frank, of Oak Lawn, Illinois, formerly of Gravois Mills, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. She was born August 29, 1923, in Chicago, Illinois, a daughter of the late Emerich and Hedwig (Farkas) Weber.

On June 23, 1945, she was united in marriage to John S. Frank who preceded her in death on May 24, 2008.

Irma retired from H.P. Smith Company after many years of employment.

She was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie where she was an assistant to Father Fred Barnett for many years.

Irma is survived by her daughter, Denise Ryan of Oak Lawn, Illinois; her granddaughter, Rachel Ryan of Oak Lawn, Illinois and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, William Weber and Walter Weber.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, July 14, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie. Graveside services and interment followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

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 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.

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