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 12-17-14

Tommy R. Chaney, Sr., 61
Tommy R. Chaney, Sr., of Stover, Missouri, passed away on November, 30, 2014 at his home in Stover.

Tommy was born on February 8, 1953 in Wyandotte County, Kansas, the son of Noble Chaney, Sr. and Iona Lee (Lawson) Chaney.

He was an over the road trucker for most of his career. Tommy enjoyed cooking, motorcycles, and loved his family dearly.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Noble and Iona Chaney; his sister, Jean Carroll; and by his two brothers, Joe Chaney and Clarence Chaney.

He is survived by his son, Tommy Ray Chaney, Jr. of Denver, Colorado; daughter, Angela Kay Chaney also of Denver; his brother, Noble Chaney, Jr. of Stover; two sisters, Suzanne Murphy of Stover and Cynthalee Rains of Bolivar, Missouri; along with one grandchild.

A private celebration will be held at a later time.

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

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.kidwellgarber.com


Joseph J. Simonelli, 93
Joseph J. Simonelli, of Camdenton, passed away Monday, December 1, 2014, at the Laurie Care Center. He was born September 9, 1921, in Chicago, Illinois, a son of the late Adolph and Leodina (Bartalucci) Simonelli.

On February 14, 1942, in Chicago, he was united in marriage to Alice O’Connell, who preceded him in death on November 22, 2001.

Joe was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II, and was a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and was also a Prisoner of War.

Joe was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, the Knights of Columbus and was a life member of both the VFW Post 5923 in Camdenton and a life member of the American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 in Sunrise Beach.

In his spare time, he enjoyed wood carving, especially chip carving, baking and cooking. Joe was known for his delicious biscotti and was commonly known as, “The Cookie Man”.

He is survived by his son, Tom Simonelli and wife Mary of Londonderry, New Hampshire; his daughter, Penny Potter and husband Jim of Roach, Missouri; his daughter-in-law, Linda Simonelli of Bloomingdale, Illinois; grandchildren, Dan, Tim, Mike, Becca, Michelle and Adriana; fifteen great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sons, Joseph Simonelli, Jr. and Michael Simonelli and grandsons, Ken and David.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, December 5, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie with Father Patrick Dolan officiating. Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project. 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.


Clarence “Bub” Denton, 64

Clarence “Bub” Denton, of Laurie, Missouri, passed away Friday, November 28, 2014, at his home. He was born January 23, 1950, in Richmond, Missouri, a son of Simms and Jean (Bennett) Denton.

On April 13, 1969, in Independence, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Elaine (Fitzwater) Denton.

For thirty years, Bub was employed by Kerr Apple Orchard in Lexington, Missouri as a maintenance mechanic. Before his health failed, he spent nine years employed at Remington, a gunstock manufacturing company in Lexington.

Bub was an honorary member of the VFW Post in Lexington.

Upon retiring to the lake, he enjoyed spending time fishing.

In addition to his wife, Elaine, he is survived by his son, Bubby Denton and wife Kathy of Higginsville, Missouri; his granddaughters, Ciara and Madi Denton; his mother, Jean Denton of Richmond, Missouri; brothers, John Denton and Bobby Denton both of Richmond, Missouri; sisters, Brenda Haynes and husband Bill of Independence, Missouri, Betty Yaunt of Independence, Missouri, Ruth Ann Carr of Shawnee, Kansas and Joie Leonard and husband Steve of Shawnee, Kansas and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Simms Denton, a brother, Leroy Denton and a sister, Debbie Curtis.

A celebration of Bub’s life will be held at a later date in Lexington, Missouri. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lafayette County Cancer Coalition, P.O. Box 88, Higginsville, Missouri 64037.

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


Alma Marie Hatch, 74
Alma Marie Hatch, of Versailles, Missouri, passed away early Friday morning, December 5, 2014 at the Golden Age Care Center in Stover, Missouri.

Marie was born on June 8, 1940 in Prairie City, Illinois, the daughter of Carl Hatch and June (McLaren) Hatch.

She retired after a long career with the Illinois Department of Mental Health. Marie was loved by her family and friends for having a loving and fun personality.

Those that knew Marie would attest that she was a devoted St. Louis Cardinals Fan, dog lover, and a skilled Yahtzee player.

Marie is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and June Hatch.

She is survived by her two sons, Jim Boyd and his wife Kat of Versailles, and John Boyd and his wife Cindy of Columbus Junction, Iowa; two sisters, Bev Onion and Caroline Hughes; along with six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Marie was a devoted mother and loving grandmother, she will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Marie’s life will be held in Abingdon, Illinois at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org

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

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.kidwellgarber.com


Thelma Barbara Davis LaMae, 87
Thelma Barbara Davis LaMae, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born in Frenchboro, Maine, on June 9, 1927. Her parents, both deceased, were Grandville and Violet Davis.

She lived her life as the youngest daughter of a boat builder and Eastern Star mother. Her parents owned eight cottages that were summer rentals for vacationers on Mt. Desert Island, Maine.

She resided in Bass Harbor, Maine on Grandville Street and had three sisters, Elizabeth, Theda and Marilyn, all now deceased.

She was a cosmetologist and went to Bangor, Maine Beauty Academy after graduating from Pemetic High School. She was a constant church and Eastern Star member for 50 years.

She married Charles Edward LaMae, who was stationed in Bangor, Maine, at the Air Force Base on June 11, 1949. Charles, who passed away in 2011, celebrated 65 years of marriage to Thelma, prior to his death.

Charles and Thelma had two daughters, the youngest, Robin Marie and the oldest, Susan Anita. They had four grandchildren, Cherish Anne Agabon, Brad Lush, Jr. (B.J.), Joshua Agabon and Robert Carrera and nine great-grandchildren.

Thelma was always busy and kindhearted; a great daughter, mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was not only a beautician, but packed fish at the infamous underwood factory in Bass Harbor, Maine.

She worked at JPL in Pasadena, California, for a time on NASA projects, became an Amway Representative and turned it into a successful business with Charlie after which they sold the business and built a lobster seafood restaurant in Bass Harbor, Maine, which they owned and operated for nearly twenty years before retiring.

Thelma loved old Doris Day movies, dancing, bingo, writing, watermelon, the boat, and her dogs, especially the last one, Muppy, who passed a couple of weeks prior to her death.

Charles and Thelma owned several homes, the last with Susan on Oak Street for nearly eighteen years, where Susan and Timothy, their beloved son-in-law, still reside. Sue and Tim have spent the last nine years caregiving for both Thelma and Charlie.

They remember how Thelma loved and cared about life, her neighbors and all the times shared at her church, especially her love for Pastor Diane. Thelma was finally able to see the new walkway and picket fence with swinging gates at her home. She was loved as she loved and will be ever so much missed.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 10, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Joe Lietzke 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.


Mary E. Silvey, 89
Mary E. Silvey, of Versailles, Missouri passed away on Saturday afternoon, December 6, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles.

She was born on May 9, 1925 in Versailles, Missouri, the daughter of Lee Morrison and Cora Mae (Ferguson) Morrison.

Mary was united in marriage to her late husband, William Ray Silvey on May 15, 1943 in Tuscumbia, Missouri. To this union four children were born.

She was a wonderful homemaker in every sense of the word. Mary was a loving mother and grandmother who raised her children to love the Lord. She was an active member of the First Assembly of God Church in Versailles; she loved the Lord and loved her church family.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Cora Morrison; by her husband William Ray Silvey; two brothers, J.W. Morrison and Armond Morrison; and by one sister, Mickie Newman.

She is survived by her two sons, Gary Silvey and his wife Erma of Versailles, and Terry Silvey of Versailles; two daughters, Sharon Donald and her husband Buck of Versailles, and Beverly Hunt and her husband Ron of Versailles; one brother, Mancil Morrison and his wife Rosemary of Versailles; and one sister, Pauline Cliff of St. Charles, Missouri; along with three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the First Assembly of God Church in Versailles with Pastor Roy Bennett officiating. Burial followed at the Versailles Cemetery.

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

Family and friends may sign the guestbook at www.kidwellgarber.com

Published 12-10-14

Nancy Lue (Moore) Reppert
Nancy Lue (Moore) Reppert died unexpectedly on November 26, 2014, at Millstone Marina in Gravois Mills, Missouri.

Nancy was preceded in death by her father, James Everett Moore and her mother, Iris (Moore) Fry and succeeded in death by her son, James E. Cassidy and family of Corinth, Texas and her daughter, Tracy (Cassidy) Woodell and family of Holts Summit, Missouri. She has two grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Nancy worked with the Boy Scouts of America for many years and was an active member of Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church in Laurie, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Boy Scouts of America or Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church. A memorial service was be held Sunday, December 7, 2014, at Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church, 305 N. Main Street; Laurie, Missouri.

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.


Jerry L. Howe, 74
Jerry L. Howe, of Versailles, Missouri, passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital on Friday, November 28, 2014 surrounded by his wife and children. Jerry was born on April 16, 1940 in Latham, Illinois to Robert and Ruth Howe.

He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Karmin for 55 years. They have two children, Jeffrey and his wife, Shelly and Sherry Cummins and her husband, Gary. He had 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Jerry and his wife were members of the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church. One of Jerry’s passions was taking care of the food for the children. Every Sunday he and his wife along with members from the church would go shop for food then distribute it to the children on Wednesday evenings during the summer.

Jerry served in the Air Force for 6 years. One of his favorite past times was going to the car races.

Jerry was a devoted, caring and loving husband and father and will be greatly missed.

A celebration of Jerry’s life was held Wednesday, December 3, at the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church with his grandson, Tom Dombrowski officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Food for Children in care of the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Randall Dewayne Roden, 41
Randall Dewayne Roden, of Versailles, Missouri, passed away on November 27, 2014, at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia.

Randall was loved by his family and friends for his loving and fun personality. He was a devoted Oklahoma Sooner football fan, enjoyed listening to really loud music and enjoyed being with his family.

He loved listening to his son play guitar and his endless facetime chats with his daughter.

He didn’t always let people in, but when he did, they were able to see the special, funny, intelligent person he was. He will be missed more than he could ever know.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Lori Roden; his daughter, Timber Roden of Columbia, Missouri; his son, Ryan Roden of Versailles, Missouri; his mother and step-father, Glenda and John Garceau of Gravois Mills, Missouri; two sisters, Delana Nolen of Gravois Mills, Missouri and Jennifer Schalski of Fort Smith, Arkansas; one brother, Jeremy Schalski of Fort Smith, Arkansas along with multiple nieces and nephews and numerous close friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Schalski; grandparents, Gary and Louise Schalski and Barton and Opal Roden; one uncle, Daryl Roden and his beloved pets, Gracie and Rosie.

A celebration of Randall’s life was held Saturday, December 6, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Friends of Animals Humane Society in Eldon, Missouri or to the American Diabetes Foundation.

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.


Bobby Gene Bowman, 72
Bobby Gene Bowman, son of Allen C. Bowman and Eva V. Webster Bowman was born February 22, 1942 in Lebanon, Missouri. He passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Bob was saved and baptized in his early years at Goodwin Calvary Baptist Church and later joined First Baptist Church in Camdenton, Missouri.

Bob graduated from Stoutland High School with the class of 1960 and went on to complete his training at Toledo Ohio School of meat cutting.

He married his high school sweetheart Nathalis Kay Petterson November 9, 1963, and together they enjoyed 51 years of marriage.

In his younger years Bob worked at Parish Market and United Super Market in Camdenton. Later, he was co-owner of Dairy Sweet Drive-In in Camdenton and worked as an agent for Farm Bureau Insurance Company.

Prior to retiring, Bob owned and operated Country Bob’s Meat Market and Grocery in Camdenton for 15 years.

Bob enjoyed working on cars and boats, remodeling homes, managing and maintaining his rental properties, and traveling in his RV.

After retirement he would spend the winter months in Pass Christian, Mississippi, where he enjoyed boating on the Gulf of Mexico, and spending time with his friends at Wolf River Resort.

Bob was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be remembered fondly and missed greatly by those who knew and loved him.

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Kay, of the home; his son Michael Bowman and daughter, Sherrie Ann Bowman, both of Camdenton, Missouri; his sisters Helen Goodwin and Letha Claxton, both of Lebanon, Missouri; three grandchildren, Cody Wiles and wife, Becky, Shaylyn Marschke, and Dillon Marschke; his nieces, Jessie Murphy Edwards, Rhonda Burns and Kim Fowler; along with several other relatives and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents Allen and Eva Bowman; and his brother, Earl Bowman.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Funeral services will be Thursday, December 4, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, 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.


Joshua A. Berger, age, 29
Joshua A. Berger, age, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014 in Kaiser, Missouri.

Joshua was born August 3, 1990 in Osage Beach, Missouri, the son of Phil Berger and Susan Josef.

Joshua graduated form School of the Osage in 2009. He went on to work for his father in the family business, Phil’s Custom Canvas.

Joshua loved spending time in the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and hiking. Most of all, he loved his dog Molly.

Joshua is survived by his father Phil Berger and step-mother Kathy Bisges, of Lake Ozark, Missouri; his brothers Zack Berger of St. Louis, Missouri, and John Bisges, of Eldon, Missouri; his sister Sarah Bisges, of St. Louis, Missouri; his paternal grandfather, Henry Berger of Lake Ozark, Missouri; along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother Susan Berger.

Memorial services were held Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to S.T.A.F.F. Animal Shelter in Laurie, Missouri or Teen Challenge P.O. Box 213 High Ridge, MO 63049

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.


Dorothy Alice Heinz, 84
Dorothy Alice Heinz, passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon, November 29, 2014 at her home in Lake Ozark, MO. She was born January 11, 1930 in Evanston, IL to Oliver J Sherman and Theresa (Rolling) Sherman.

Dorothy grew up in Chicago, IL and moved to Morton Grove in 1947 with her parents and married John Henry Heinz at St. Martha’s Catholic Church in 1950. Dorothy and John retired and moved to their home in Lake Ozark, MO in 1990.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her sisters Betty Reifenberg and Jacqueline Hoffman.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, John Heinz, of Lake Ozark, MO, and her sisters Gerri Christiansen (Marty), Pat Jascot, and Linda Sorenson in Illinois, children and spouses, Kathy Bennett (Glenn), Tom Heinz (Dawn),Bill Heinz, Ted Heinz (Joan), Andy Heinz (Jacki), Barbara Weber, JoanBruns (David), Jane Fiore (Steve), Susan Boyd. Grandchildren include Mark Bennett (Tara), Laura Bennett, Andrea Marrinson (David), Amber Haitjama (Jan), Allison Heinz, Matthew Heinz, Christine Loomer (Aaron), Elizabeth Morris (Steve), John Heinz, Eileen Heinz, Dan Heinz, Jeanna Heinz, Andrew Heinz, Alex Heinz, Vicki Busse (Chad), Bob Weber, Stephanie Weber, Jennifer Weber, Barrett Bruns, Conner Bruns, Derek Bruns, Mike Fiore (Patty), Nick Fiore, Katie Heinz, Aaron Boyd, Christopher Boyd.

Great-Grandchildren include Cade Bennett, Jack Loomer, Camryn Morris, Allison Fiore, Adam Bennett, Haley Morris , Charlie Loomer, and Harper Bennett.

A Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church at 2411 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049

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 Shewmaker, 67
Robert Shewmaker, of Stover, Missouri, passed away on November 30, 2014 at Golden Age Living Center in Stover.

Robert was born on April 14, 1947 in Versailles, Missouri, the son of Leland Shewmaker and Helen (Caldwell) Shewmaker.

Robert’s passion was in his work as a stone mason and his work ethic was second to none. He was a “Jack of all trades”, enjoyed fishing, studying history, and most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Leland and Helen Shewmaker.

He is survived by his son, Shawn Shewmaker of Eldon; daughter, Sonseawray “Soni” Hunner and her husband Mike of Lake Ozark; brothers, A.J. Shewmaker of Cottage Grove, Oregon, David Shewmaker and his wife Carol, Roger Shewmaker and his wife Donna and Stan Shewmaker and his wife Angie all of Versailles; two sisters, Bonnie Moritz and her husband Dallas of Versailles, and Anita Chittum of Fulton; along with four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home Chapel in Versailles.

Burial followed at Versailles Cemetery.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.kidwellgarber.com

Published 12-3-14
Leeta Frances Scott, 93
Leeta Frances Scott, of Tipton, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Tipton Oak Manor in Tipton.

Leeta was born on April 22, 1921 in Fortuna, Missouri the daughter of Elias Edward Mummert and Amy Forest (Ferguson) Mummert.

On March 27, 1947, Leeta was united in marriage to her late husband Robert “Bob” Scott.

Leeta was an avid reader, she loved horses and all the activities that come with the care and enjoyment of them and she enjoyed fishing with her husband Bob. She was passionate about her faith and was a member of the Fortuna United Methodist Church.

Anyone that knew Leeta would agree that she was a generous, kind hearted person and a great friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Amy Mummert; her husband Bob Scott; and her sisters, Bertha May Mummert, Edna Laurene Wilson, Ermal Alpha Mummert, Ethel Maud Mummert and Lula Van Miller; and her brother, Estel Dean Mummert.

She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins that will forever miss her.

Graveside service was held Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Tipton Masonic Cemetery in Tipton, with Pastor Richard Parker Officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Preferred Hospice, 1900 N. Providence Road Suite 311, Columbia, Missouri 65202

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

Family and friends may read the obituary and sign the online guestbook at www.kidwellgarber.com


Sara J. Rutter, 66
Sara J. Rutter, of Laurie, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri. She was born February 2, 1948, in Abilene, Kansas, a daughter of the late Dale and Phyllis (Dentzer) Lanning.

On March 20, 1989, in Miami, Oklahoma, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, James D. Rutter.

Sara expressed her faith through the roots of the Hebrew religion.

In addition to her husband, James, she is survived by her children, Amy Isaacs and husband David of Abilene, Kansas, Eric Dockins and wife Jennifer of Abilene, Kansas, Rita Bennett and husband Todd of Laurie, Missouri, Christopher Dockins and wife Jill of Shawnee, Kansas, Chad Rutter and wife Kim of Abilene, Kansas and Pam Rutter of Abilene, Kansas; thirteen grandchildren; her brother, Michael Lanning of Oklahoma; her sister, Susan Mattingly of Abilene, Kansas and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Sara’s life will be held at a later date in Abilene, Kansas. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Dan Stone, 80
Dan Stone passed away on November 26, 2014, at Lake Regional Health System. He was 80 years old.

Dan was born July 9, 1934, in Stockton, California, the son of Jack D. Stone and Leona M. (Dye) Stone. During his high school years, Dan was a member of DeMolay, the Troubadours, the Boy Scouts, Key Club, and Vice President of the Student Body.

After high school, he attended and graduated in 1956 from College of Pacific, now called University of the Pacific. He was a member of the volleyball team, swim team, and cheerleading squad.

Dan was also very involved in his car club, called the “36 Club”, the CVAC (Central Valley Auto Club), and was a charter member of the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association).

After completing college, he was drafted into the Army, and stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. While there, he met and fell in love with Carol Wood, who was managing a military supply store in Waynesville, Missouri.

In 1956, after his service in the military ended, he returned to his home in California.
After many phone calls and letters, Dan invited Carol to meet his family and friends.

While in California, they became engaged, and were married December 1, 1956 in Waynesville. They returned to Stockton where they made their home for the next five years.

Dan worked for Union Oil Company, and Carol worked for a medical doctor. After spending the weekends exploring California and working together at the Kingdom Drag Strip, they decided it was time to start a family. Patricia Jane (Patti) was born on December 28, 1960.

After their first visit back to Missouri, Dan decided Missouri was where he wanted to raise his family. They settled in Waynesville for a short time where he accepted Christ as his personal savior and was baptized and joined the First Baptist Church.

Shortly thereafter, Dan was offered an agency with State Farm Insurance, and in May of 1963, Dan, Carol and Patti moved to Camdenton, Missouri. They welcomed Nancy Jo into the family on September 9, 1963. After 36 years, of what he considered the best job ever, he retired in 1999.

Through these years, Dan was a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Camdenton, a beloved teenage Sunday school teacher, a charter and active member of the Optimist Club, a charter member of the Lake Valley Country Club, and was very active in his community. He also served on various committees and boards.

Dan was a “self-admitted” bad golfer, but loved the game, and hanging out with his golfing buddies. He loved NASCAR Racing and Jeff Gordon, the San Francisco 49ers, the Missouri Tigers, fishing, hunting, reading, and working out at Lake Regional’s Cardiac Rehab, where the staff saved his life on multiple occasions!

Dan was loved by many, and will be remembered for his generosity, loyalty, honesty, and unconditional love for others. His smile, humor, positive attitude, kind heart, and gentle spirit, will stay with his family and friends forever.

Dan wanted to express his gratitude to all family members, many close friends, former policyholders and staff, his devoted doctors and nurses, the staff at Cardiac Rehab, and the staff at Wal-Mart Pharmacy in Camdenton.

Dan was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, and uncle. He was an only child with a small family and considered Carol’s family his own. He deeply loved each and every one of them.

Dan is survived by his wife and best friend of 58 years, Carol of the home, his two beloved daughters, Patti Stone, her husband Shannon Scrivner, and his two sons, Tyler and Dacodah of Raymore, Missouri, and Nancy Jo Stone of Camdenton; his niece Janita Hulett, her husband Ray, their sons Shane, his wife Marcy, and their children, Courtney Hulett, his wife Jessica, and their children, all of Camdenton. He is also survived by his nephew Allen Wood, his wife Brenda, and their daughter of Waynesville, Missouri, niece, Sarah Wood Terry, her husband Heath, and their son Samson, of Lebanon, Missouri, a sister-in-law, Lita Wood of Waynesville, Missouri, two cousins Len Harrington, of Woodbridge, California, and Jim Churchill of Hillsboro, Oregon, Helen Cliburn, Ken Cliburn, David Cliburn, Jon Cliburn, Ronda Knight, Barbara Heinrich, and their families.

Dan was preceded in death by his mother and father, Jack and Leona Stone, aunts, uncles, several cousins, Carol’s parents, Jesse and Dorothy Wood, brother-in-laws, J.D. Wood, his wife Nathalee, Samuel Joseph Wood, nephew James Cliburn, sister-in-law Juanita Wood Cliburn and husband B.H. Cliburn, and a grandnephew Samuel J. Terry.

It was Dan’s desire to not have a formal service, to be cremated, and remembered without too much sadness, but with joy that God has called him home.

Memorial contributions in Dan’s memory can be made to Lake Regional’s Cardiac Rehab, any charity of choice, or The Potter’s House in Camdenton where Dan was a member at the time of his death.

Condolences to the family can be sent to Hedges-Scott Funeral Home.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Proverb 3:5-6

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

Published 11-26-14
Kenneth Don Bias Sr., 74
Kenneth Don Bias Sr., of Lake Lotawana, MO, passed away November 7, 2014.

A memorial visitation was held Friday, November 14 at Park Lawn Funeral Home 8251 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, MO. Celebration of life services was held Saturday, November 15 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Kenneth was born at the family home, September 14, 1940, in Morgan County. He was an electronics inspector at Honeywell for many years.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; best friend and soul mate Diane Bias; one brother and one sister.

Survivors include his children, Cindy Stonum, Shelley Wilson, Kenneth Bias Jr., and his wife Hilary; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sharon Dout, Linda Hansen, Marion Hickey and one brother Neal Bias.

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 Thompson, 85
Mary Lou Thompson, age 85, of Gravois Mills, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014, in Parkville, Missouri. She was born February 16, 1929, in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of the late Robert and Mary Louise (Brown) Anderson.

She was united in marriage to Glen Thompson, who preceded her in death on August 3, 2011.

She owned and operated Pat Mitchell Real Estate for 15 years.

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

She is survived by her daughters, Diane Lawson of Kansas City, Missouri and Patricia King of Parkville, Missouri; grandchildren, Thomas Lawson and Heather Burlingame; six great-grandchildren; brother, Michael Vogt of Parkville, Missouri; sister, Susan Kimble of Liberty, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, John King, her brother, Robert Anderson and a grandson, Jeff King.

A celebration of Mary Lou’s life was held Saturday, November 15, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. 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.


Sharon L. Rogers, 65

Sharon L. Rogers, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Sharon was born December 28, 1948 in Buffalo, Missouri, the daughter of Ray and Dorothy Louise (Russell) Eidson.

She was united in marriage February 14, 1985 in Camdenton, Missouri to Leonard (Junior) Rogers. They had shared 29 years of marriage at the time of her death.

Sharon owned and operated Spence’s Clothing Store in Camdenton for 12 years. She was a past Board member of the Camdenton Chamber of Commerce. Sharon loved going to the store everyday to meet and talk with her customers.

Sharon was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Sharon is survived by her husband Junior, of the home, two daughters, Tiffany Clary, of Camdenton, and Deanna Clausen and husband Steven, of Camdenton; four grandchildren, Brittany Shoemaker, T.J. Shoemaker, Jordan Clary, and Logan Clary; and one great grandson Kaleb Kaiser.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents Ray and Dorothy Eidson, one sister Linda Kay Eidson and one brother Robert Joseph Eidson.

Funeral Services were held Friday, November 14, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment will be in the Cross Timbers Cemetery, Cross Timbers, Missouri

Memorial donations are suggested to 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, Camdenton, Missouri.


Brooke M. Hunt, 23
Brooke M. Hunt, of Macks Creek, Missouri, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Brooke was born July 31, 1991 in Springfield, Missouri, the daughter of William Nyman and Michelle Wiseman.

Brooke graduated from Camdenton High School with the class of 2010. She was married to Brandon Hunt on May 18, 2013, and together they had one son, Lawson. Brooke was employed with John Farrell Real Estate in Osage Beach.

She was a full time student at Columbia College and on the Dean’s list for the last two years. She was in her final year of achieving her Bachelors Degree in Business.

Brooke was a loving wife, mother, daughter, granddaughter, and sister. She will be so missed by all who knew and loved her.

Brooke is survived by her husband, Brandon and four month old son, Lawson of the home; her parents, mother and father Michelle and Kevin Williams of Camdenton, her father Bill Nyman of Conway, Missouri; her maternal grandmother, Leona Lehar of Stockton, Missouri; maternal grandfather, Basil Wiseman of Camdenton, Missouri; paternal grandmother, Beth Marshall, of Elgin, Illinois; her brothers, Jessie Nyman and wife, Kelsey, of Lebanon, Missouri, Robert Nyman of Lebanon, Missouri; and Clyde Williams of Camdenton, Missouri; her step-sisters Brandy Williams of Camdenton, Missouri and Amanda Singleton of Lebanon, Missouri; her father and mother-in-law Alfred and Renee Hunt of Macks Creek, Missouri; her brother-in-law Blake Hunt of Macks Creek, Missouri; her sisters-in-law Brittany Stephens and Brooke Strohkirch and husband, Aaron, all of Camdenton, Missouri; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Brooke was a wonderful person, who had tons of family and friends and will be terribly missed.

Funeral Services were Friday, November 21, at 1:00 p.m. at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Macks Creek, Missouri.

Interment followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Macks Creek.

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.


Doris Jeanette Day, 77
Doris Jeanette Day, of Camdenton, Missouri passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 surrounded by her loving family at Osage Beach Health Care and Rehabiltation Center in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Jeanette was born on March 23, 1937 in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Harvey and Annie (Owens) Kilgor. She was united in marriage to Dudley Day on September 6, 1953. They shared 61 years of marriage and had three children. She was an amazing and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Jeanette is survived by her always devoted husband of 61 years Dudley of the home. Three children Karen Kahrs, Peggy Trinkle and her husband Greg, and Chris Day and his wife Julie.

Six grandchildren Brady and Addisyn Day, Andrea (Kahrs) Weiss and her husband Chris, Dustin Trinkle and his wife Lindsay, Joshua Trinkle and his wife Meranda, and Kellianne (Trinkle) Redus and her husband Darrell.

Four great-grandchildren Emma Weiss, Luke Trinkle, Isabella Trinkle and Cameron Redus. Two sisters Violet Paxton of Oregon, Missouri and Marie Northern of Kansas City, Kansas.

She is also survived by a host of other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Harvey and Annie Kilgor, one brother William Francis Kilgor, and one son-in-law John Kahrs.

Jeanette was a devoted, amazing, caring and loving individual who was there for anyone in need. She loved the game of golf and played avidly by Dudley’s side. She loved spending time with her family and always had a smile on her face. She will be missed greatly.

A memorial service was held Saturday, November 22 at the Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers the family wish is for donations to be made to the Osage Beach Health Care Christmas for Residents in Jeanette and Dudley’s name. This was Jeanette’s favorite time of the year. She always tried to make it bigger and better for everyone.
Hedges-Scott Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri assisted her family in their final arrangements.

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 11-19-14

Tom Porter, 87
Tom Porter, of Sunrise Beach passed away on November 13, 2014, at Lake Regional Hospital after a short illness. Tom was born October 31, 1927 at Bethany Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas to Claude and Nancy Pearle (Thedick) Porter.

He moved from Kansas City to Sunrise Beach in 1954, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was a custom home builder for more than 40 years working on properties throughout the lake area.

Tom was a veteran of World War II in which he served in the U.S. Navy as an aerographer’s mate stationed at Kaneohe Naval Air station in Hawaii.

Tom was very involved in his church, Kent Memorial Lutheran, where he served in numerous capacities throughout his life.

He was also involved in his community as part of the Boy Scouts, Lions, Elks and American Legion as well as being one of the first Emergency Medical Technicians serving as a volunteer for the first Sunrise Beach volunteer ambulance service.

One of Tom’s passions was education. Tom served on the Camdenton R-III School Board for 27 years from 1960-1987 serving the last 12 as Board President.

His tenure on the Board made him the longest serving Board member in Camdenton R-III history and one of the longest serving board members ever in the State of Missouri.

In the later years of his life, Tom volunteered with pre-school students at Hurricane Deck Elementary School sharing his life’s experiences with a new generation of youth.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Marge Porter and his wife of 20 years, Jackie Porter as well as his granddaughter Carla Sitze Rodriguez.

He is survived by his sister Mary Stanton (Bernard) of Kansas City, his daughter Cynthia Howard (Chuck) of Kansas City, his son Barney Porter of Sunrise Beach and his son David Porter (Lydia) of Kansas City.

He is also survived by ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Private family services will be held. 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.


Wally Dale Walters, 64
Wally Dale Walters, of Camdenton, Missouri passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

He was born February 10, 1950 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the son of Orville R. Walters and Catherine M. Skinner.

Wally worked for Phillips McElyea Carpenter & Welch Law Office, and had his own landscaping business. Wally was blessed with incredible musical talent and played drums and sang in numerous bands that toured the United States and Canada.

He had artistic abilities with amazing attention to detail. Music and art were his lifelong passions and he used them to share the Word of God.

Wally was a very giving person with an infectious smile and laugh. His cheerful personality moved people deeply. Wally knew no strangers. He cared for everyone like family.

Wally is survived by his wife of 23 years, Pamela Walters of Camdenton; son alex Walters and wife, Kyle, of Owensville; daughters, Heidi Vanvactor and husband, Alex, of Mexico, and Amber Weber and husband, Matt, of Union; grandsons, Dallas Kampfe, Aidan Walters, and Andrew Vanvactor; granddaughters, Kristen Kampfe, Isabella Weber, Grace Weber and Adelyn Walters; brothers, Robert, Edward, Gary, Michael, and Matthew Walters; sister, Gladys Trask; several nephews and nieces, and great-grandfather to be.

Wally fought the good fight, he kept the faith, he won the race!

A Celebration of Life was held Friday, November 7, 2014 at Calvary Chapel in Osage Beach.

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

Memorial donations are suggested to Calvary Chapel In Memory of Wally Walters.

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.


Barbara Ann Curlis, 64
Barbara Ann Curlis, lost her fight with cancer on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at her home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Barbara was born February 21, 1950 in Coffeyville, Kansas. She is the fourth daughter of Vincent H and Betty Louise Curlis of Liberty, Kansas.

Barbara was raised in Liberty, Kansas where she attended Liberty Elementary School. She then proceeded to graduate from Field Kinley High School in Coffeyville, Kansas.

After high school she married Dan Denny Sr. but was widowed six short months later. She later met Junior Dale Gregory and was married in Lebanon, Missouri.

Dale Gregory adopted her son Daniel and they moved to Camdenton, Missouri. While living in Camdenton they went on to have two more sons, Jerry and Ben, and a daughter, Carol.

She devoted her life to raising her family. After spending many years as a homemaker, she rejoined the workforce in the title insurance line of work. Barbara enjoyed sewing, crocheting and loved anything crafty.

She was an animal and music lover and always had a cat sitting on her lap. Barbara later became a member of New Beginnings Church in Camdenton.

Barbara enjoyed spending time with her 4 kids, 15 grandkids and 4 great grandkids. She was a very crafty, loving and kind person. No matter what she was doing she always had a smile on her face.

Barbara was one of the most caring special people to ever step into our lives. Barbara was most definitely one of a kind. She opened her arms and accepted everyone as part of her family. She was always there for everyone. She was a shoulder to cry on, someone to laugh with and an amazing human being.

We love and miss you mom, grandma and great grandma.

Memorial services were held Friday, November 7, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home,
Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to Dogwood Animal Shelter and may be left at the funeral home.

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

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


Wilma V. Hickam, 94
Wilma V. Hickam passed away on November 4, 2014 at the Good Shepard Care Center in Versailles, MO.

Wilma was born November 19, 1919 in the Locus Creek area, south of Versailles MO, the oldest child of Harley and Blanche Palms Marriott.

On August 20, 1938, she was united in marriage with Truman Hickam who preceded her in death on November 6, 2002.

Wilma had to quit school to go to work to help support her family. She always regretted not having a high school diploma, so in 1970, at age 51, she attended classes and proudly obtained her GED.

Wilma was an expert seamstress and worked during WWII as a double machine needle operator, sewing tents and uniforms for servicemen. She also sewed custom fitted garments for many women in the Versailles area as well as once outfitting an entire wedding party with her creations.

She loved flower gardening and was also an avid crafter, who won many ribbons at the fair with her crafts. She sold Avon and was an Avon team leader for many years.

After retirement, Wilma spent 16 years with her husband in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas, where she remained active playing cards, shuffleboard and games, including winning first place in dominos in the South Texas Senior Olympics, a trophy which she proudly displayed.

Wilma was a devout Christian who dearly loved her church family. She was currently a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Versailles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers (Loren, Pete and Clayton) and two sisters (Viva and Lorene). She is survived by two children, Susan Scholl and husband Roy, Oklahoma City, OK, Bob Hickam and wife Tammy, Kansas City, MO, three grandchildren, Kevin Scholl and wife Heather, Austin, TX, Craig Scholl and wife Christy, Jacksonville, FL, C.J. Hickam and wife Christina, Sunrise Beach, MO, four great grandchildren, Alec, Ashley, Christopher and Catrina, and sister Bonnie Dutcher and husband Mike, Jefferson City, MO.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

Wilma was laid to rest beside her husband at the Versailles Cemetery following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church in Versailles.

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


Mary K. VanEvery, 76
Mary K. VanEvery, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away on November 3, 2014 at Lake Regional Health Center in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Mary was born on October 4, 1938 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Jack Upton and Catherine (Oswald) Upton.

Anyone that knew Mary knew that she was a “take charge” kind of person. That was a beneficial attribute when she and her late husband Glenn had an integral role in starting the Elks Lodge in Laurie.

She kept a close eye on her neighborhood and this led to her being called “The Sheriff”; a title that she gladly accepted. All joking aside, her neighbors were glad to have someone to watch over things so well.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and by her husband Glenn.

Mary is survived by her daughter; Kathy Miller and her husband Nick of Sunrise Beach, and by one grandson; Seth Miller of Sunrise Beach.

A private burial will take place at a later time.

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

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.kidwellgarber.com
 

Published 11-12-14

Phillip W. “Phil” Buchanan, 70
Phillip W. “Phil” Buchanan, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at his home with his daughter by his side.

Phil was born in Kansas City, Missouri the son of Arthur Buchanan and Pauline (Williams) Buchanan.

He owned and operated Phil’s Gun and Pawn Shop for many years. Phil was a Charter Member of the Greenview Elks Lodge #2857 and Shriners International Ararat Shrine in Kansas City, Missouri.

Phil is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Pauline.

He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Coleman of Huntington Beach, California, a step-son, Colin Magruder of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one granddaughter, Kayla Smith, and one step-grandson, Riley Magruder.

The family will have a private Celebration of Life.

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


Larry D. Behnken, 77
Larry D. Behnken, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach.

Larry was born August 28, 1937 in Atlantic, Iowa, the son of Claus and Beulah (Keasey) Behnken.

Larry spent his career as a commercial airline pilot with Ozark Airlines from 1965 through 1986. Larry finished his career with Trans World Airlines retiring in 1994.

Larry was a member of the Ozark Silver Swallows and the Elks Club of Osage Beach. Throughout the years Larry has enjoyed boating, traveling, and spending time with both family and friends. Anyone acquainted with him knew that he lived life to the fullest.
In 2006 Larry crossed paths with his future wife Nancy Susser. They were united in marriage December 6, 2012. They enjoyed winters in Florida, traveling across the country in their motor home, and cherished every moment they spent together.

Larry was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate his life and accomplishments and will cherish the memories shared with all.

Larry is survived by his loving wife, Nancy J. Susser; one son, Cash A. Behnken of Saratoga, Wyoming; two daughters, Dana D. Parkison (Kevin) of Dexter, Iowa and Lori L. Jenkins of Waukee, Iowa; one sister, Shirley Winston of Atlantic, Iowa; three grandchildren Shawn Behnken of Menlo, Iowa, Lee Dwyer of Adel, Iowa, and Lindsy Macklin of Redfield, Iowa; three great-grandchildren, Izabella Behnken, Cooper Macklin, and Piper Macklin; two step-children, Garrett Histed (Jill) of Wesley Chapel, Florida and Dana Bienvenue (Michael) of South Bethlehem, New York; five step grandchildren, Logan Histed, Ethan Histed, Carson Histed, Brandon Bienvenue, and Ashley Bienvenue; along with several other relatives and friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents Claus and Beulah Behnken; one sister Kathy Jo Behnken, and brother-in-law Forrest Winston.

Memorial services were held Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Church at Osage Hills, 5237 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Graveside services were Wednesday, November 5, at Atlantic Cemetery in Atlantic, Iowa followed by a luncheon at Zion Lutheran Church, Atlantic, Iowa. Friends and family are welcome.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Church at Osage Hills in Memory of Larry Behnken or to The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, 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, MO


Beverly June Claibourn, 75
Beverly June Claibourn, of Laurie, passed away on October 30, 2014, at the Laurie Care Center. A celebration of Bev’s life was held at the Kidwell Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Bev was born in Kansas City, MO on November 30, 1938. She is survived by four nieces, Laura Stewart and her husband Russ, Jennifer Jackson and her husband Curtis, both of Laurie, MO, Angela Bornowski and her husband Brent, of Camdenton, MO, and Leslie Claibourn of Hereford, AZ.

Four great-nieces Jayden Stewart, Kayle Stewart, Emma Jackson, Amanda Dickerson, one great-nephew Raylan Bornowski, and distant relatives Tammy Ake and Ashley Main and family of Kansas City, MO, and many other cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father Edith and Orvel Claibourn, of Laurie, MO, and three brothers, James Claibourn, of Arizona, Thomas Claibourn of Kansas City, MO, and Daniel Claibourn of Laurie, MO.

Bev was a lover of all animals and people. She was generous, caring, outgoing, self sufficient, a great friend, and a great aunt. Bev retired from Sears in Kansas City and moved to the lake where she worked at Porters for a short time.

She volunteered at S.T.A.F.F. and when she could no longer donate her time she would go to garage sales to buy items to donate to the thrift store. She was a great person and will be missed dearly.

Any donations should be made to S.T.A.F.F. Animal Rescue 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.


Dudley Ellis Steffen, 76
Dudley Ellis Steffen, of Laurie, Missouri passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at his home in Laurie.

Dudley was born on November 8, 1937 in Lawrence, Kansas the son of Kenneth Tuggle and Alvena L. Bond.

He was an over the road truck driver, along with being an avid outdoorsman. Dudley enjoyed hunting and fishing on the farm and he enjoyed watching the family children play and have fun being kids.

Dudley is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Alvena Tuggle; sister-in-law, Kay Steffen, and two grandchildren.

He is survived by two step-children; five siblings, Raymond Steffen, Sr. of Mesa, Arizona, Richard Tuggle and his wife Marsha of Alamosa, Colorado, Sharon Musick and her husband LaVerne of Eudora, Kansas, Pam Snively and her husband Wilson of Marysville, Missouri, and David Tuggle and his wife Rhonda of Eudora, Kansas; five grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private family burial will be held in Lawrence, Kansas at a later date.

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

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.kidwellgarber.com


Martha McDougall Hodge, 79
Martha McDougall Hodge, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Martha was born November 29, 1934 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Benjamin and Martha (Hesse) McDougall.

Martha was employed by Southwestern Bell Company for 20 years. She was a member of the Red Hat Society in Osage Beach, a member of Osage Beach Book Club, and a member of the LLAMAS Club.

In her spare time, Martha enjoyed doing crafts of various kinds. More than anything, Martha loved her family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them.

Martha was a loving and devoted wife and helpmate to her husband, and a caring mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends.

Martha is survived by her loving husband, Kenneth Hodge; one son Mark Hodge and wife, Amy, of Fenton, Missouri; one step-son Mark Fane and wife, Michelle, of Chino Hills, California; two step-daughters Lisa Fane and her spouse Maggie of Brooklyn, New York and Linda Fane of Seattle, Washington; one brother Ben McDougall and wife, Marilyn of Town & Country, Missouri; one sister Susan Ritland and husband, John, of Kirkwood, Missouri; three grandchildren, Logan, Benjamin, and Tyler; along with several other relatives and friends.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents Benjamin and Martha McDougall.

Memorial services were held at Hedges Scott Funeral Home on Saturday November 8, 2014.

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

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


Thos. “Tom” L. Hutchison, 99
Thos. “Tom” L. Hutchison, of Fortuna, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014, at the Tipton Oak Manor. He was born April 11, 1915, in Fortuna, a son of the late Gilbert N. and Sarah “Sallie” (Pettigrew) Hutchison.

On June 2, 1934, he was united in marriage to Clara Mildred Petree, who preceded him in death on June 24, 2000.

Tom was a hard working farmer who was known for raising fine Angus cattle.

He was a member of the Fortuna United Methodist Church where he served in various capacities such as Sunday school class treasurer and chairman of the board.

Tom is survived by his children, Shirley Kruse and husband Gene of Fortuna, Peggy Gage and husband Vernon of Tipton, Sally Crabtree and husband Larry of Jefferson City and Tommy Hutchison of Fortuna; six grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren and twenty-two great-great-grandchildren; his sister, Marion Drake of Tipton and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Hobert Hutchison and Preston Hutchison, his sister, Wilma Gates, grandsons, Mark Brondel and Charlie Brondel and a great-great-granddaughter, Autumn Brondel.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 5, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Dan Adkison officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Green Grove Cemetery near Latham.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Fortuna United Methodist Church or the Green Grove Cemetery 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.
 

Published 11-5-14

Betty D. Rassenfoss, 78
Betty D. Rassenfoss, of Lake Ozark, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Lakeside Meadows in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Betty was born December 24, 1935 in Ligon, Kentucky, the daughter of Thomas M. and Delphia Langley.

Betty was united in marriage on October 8, 1955 to Edward Rassenfoss in Washington D.C. while Edward was stationed at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. Together, they shared 58 years of marriage until her death.

Betty worked as a physical plant manager for St. Louis Community College for 18 years. After retiring in 1994, they moved to Lake of the Ozarks where she enjoyed all the beauty of the lake.

Her family was always a priority and she loved spending time with her grandkids. She worked part time for School of the Osage and participated in numerous church activities.

She was passionate about helping with the Lady’s Auxillary at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and made many close friends during those years.

Betty is survived by her loving husband Edward and children Catherine (Rassenfoss) Johns and husband Terry of Wildwood, Missouri; Edward Rassenfoss and wife Kimberly of Osage Beach, Missouri; brother Thomas Langley and wife Patty of Hilliard, Ohio; four grandchildren, Terry, Erin, Trey and Taylor; six great-grandchildren, a niece and two nephews, along with many friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial mass was scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Donations requested to Dogwood Animal Shelter.

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

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


Ann Marie Hollandsworth, 80
Ann Marie Hollandsworth, passed away Sunday October 19, 2014, at her home in Montreal, Missouri

She was born on July 13, 1934 in Hugo, Missouri. Ann Maire was the daughter of Argus and Otie (Evans) Rogers, who preceded her in death.

On November 12, 1954 in Camdenton Missouri, she was united in marriage to Venson Joseph Hollandsworth, who survives of the home.

Ann Marie was a 1951 graduate of Stoutland High school. She worked at Lake Regional Hospital for several years and retired in 1996. She was also a faithful member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Camdenton Missouri.

She is survived by her six children, Connie Stacy of Montreal, Missouri; David and wife Christie Hollandsworth of Montreal, Missouri; Dennis Hollandsworth of Eldon, Missouri; Teresa and husband Martin Hampton of Camdenton, Missouri; Kris and husband John Wilder of Montreal, Missouri; and Daniel Hollandsworth of Montreal, Missouri; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Anne Marie was also preceded in death by one sister, Ruby Hollandsworth and one brother, Ralph Rogers.

Services were held at Hedges-Scott Funeral home in Camdenton, Missouri on Thursday October 23, 2014. Interment was at Freedom Church Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be delivered to Hedges-Scott Funeral home.


Martha Ann Brown, 81
Martha Ann Brown, daughter of McClellan Warren and Vera Mae Foster Heavilin, was born, April 11, 1933 in Marion, Indiana. She passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014, in her home, Camdenton, Missouri at the age of eighty-one.

On April 9, 1988, she married Keith Brown in Encinitas, California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; nine siblings, Ruth Heavilin, James Heavilin, Margaret Dunham, Eunice Black, Robert Heavilin, Clara Kidder, Ronald Heavilin, George Heavilin, Kathryn Cutting and Mary Eltzroth.

Survivors include her husband, D. Keith Brown of the home; a son, Todd Long and wife Zenaida of Hayward, California; a daughter, Tamara Brown and husband Bret (who is also a stepson to Martha) of Camdenton, Missouri; five grandchildren, Brandi L. Bartel and husband Jonnathan of Fair Grove, Missouri, Bret D. Brown, Jr. and wife Melissa of New York City, New York, Dustin M. Brown and wife Sherri of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; Sophia Long and Jeremiah Long both of Hayward, California; three great-grandchildren, Brooklyn R. Brown and Noelle M. Brown both of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Eliza J. Brown of New York City, New York; step-children, Brenda K. Brown of Grand Junction, Colorado, Bradly S. Brown of San Diego, California and Barth Brown of California; a step-grandson, Ryan Brown and wife Katie of Buffalo, New York; four siblings, Paul E. Heavilin and wife Virginia of Muskegon, Michigan, John Heavilin of Marion, Indiana, Lois Drown and husband Benjamine of Springbrook, Illinois and Charles Heavilin and Barbara of Gardendale, Alabama and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Martha made a profession of faith and was a member of New Life Church of the Nazarene.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 26, 2014 in New Life Church of the Nazarene under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Missouri Chapter, 2400 Bluff Creek Dr., Columbia, MO 65203.

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

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


Dorma “Richeal” Moore, 65
Dorma “Richeal” Moore, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born July 22, 1949, in Warsaw, Missouri a daughter of the late Richard Lewis and Easter Mae (Morgan) Hobbs.

She was united in marriage to Joseph Moore who preceded her in death on January 8, 2014.

Some of Richeal’s favorite hobbies included, playing video games, sewing and cooking.

She is survived by her daughters, Carlena Wilson of Destin, Florida, Stephanie Field of Versailles, Missouri, Paula Large of Lake Ozark, Missouri, Jamesina Breshears of Versailles, Missouri, Leslie Todd of Versailles, Missouri and Terri Threlkeld of Versailles, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; her sisters, Ruth Hobbs of Laurie, Missouri and Kathleen Shull of Marshall, Missouri; brothers, David Hobbs of Versailles, Missouri and Richard Linder and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathryn Williams and a grandson, Timothy Wilson.

A celebration of Richeal’s life was held Thursday, October 30, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

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

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


Neal Foster Cunningham, 86
Neal Foster Cunningham, son of Thomas Jefferson and Ana Augusta Foster Cunningham, was born, August 16, 1928 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

He passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014, in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of eighty-six years, two months and nine days.

On October 7, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Irene Marie McClellan and to this union four children were born. Together they shared sixty-three years of marriage until her passing on July 17, 2014.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mark Cunningham and five siblings, Lyda White, Fred Cunningham, Alene Boston, Glen Cunningham and Gay Myers.

Survivors include 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 and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Neal was raised in the St. Louis area. Shortly after getting married, he served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged, they made their home in St. Louis.

He was a carpenter and home builder. In 1972 they retired to the Lake of the Ozarks.

Neal made a profession of faith at a young age and was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Camdenton.

In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and wood working. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle and a caring neighbor and friend.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at First Assembly of God in Camdenton. 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.

Harold “Hal” Trokey, Sr., 80
Harold “Hal” Trokey, Sr., of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 in Columbia, Missouri.

He was born on December 9, 1933 in Washington County, Missouri the son of Oscar Trokey and Marie (Guenther) Trokey.

Hal was united in marriage to Beverly Mueller on January 30, 1954 at St. George’s Catholic Church in Afton, Missouri. To this union four children were born.

Hal was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a faithful member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, a Reserve Deputy of the Camden County Sherriff’s Office for 15 years, and when he lived in St. Louis, Hal was a member of the Kane Council 828 Knights of Columbus.

Hal was a “Jack of all trades”. He was mechanically inclined and could fix most anything he set his mind to. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. Hal loved his family and was devoted to his religion.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Marie, and by one grandchild.
Hal is survived by his wife, Beverly of the home; his sons, Mark Trokey and his wife Linda of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Jeff Trokey of Camdenton, Hal Trokey Jr. of Camdenton, and one daughter, Terri Harman and her husband Alan of Camdenton; one brother, Robert Trokey of Climax Springs; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, November 1, 2014 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie with Father Patrick Dolan officiating.
Burial followed at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Patrick Catholic Church, P.O. Box 1098, Highway 5, Laurie, Missouri 65038.

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

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.kidwellgarber.com
 

Published 10-29-14

John H. Montesano, 83
John H. Montesano, of Stover, Missouri, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2014 at his residence in Stover.

John was born August 22, 1931 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Joseph and Lena (Chiota) Montesano.

He was united in marriage November, 1978 to Patricia “Pat” Sartin who preceded him in death October 26, 2006. They had shared 32 years of marriage at the time of her death.

John was a career firefighter with the Kansas City Fire Department retiring after 27 years of service. He also co-owned and operated John and Pat’s Oasis in Rich Hill, Missouri with his wife Pat. In his spare time, John enjoyed wood carving, cooking, traveling, and playing cards.

John was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother and a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate his life and accomplishments and will cherish the memories shared with family and friends.

John is survived by three sons, Robert J. Montesano of Forsyth, Missouri, John Montesano of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Robert Fitzpatrick of Butler, Missouri; two daughters, Gina L. Montesano of Stone Mt., Georgia, and Sharon Fitzpatrick of Butler, Missouri; one brother, Frank Montesano and wife Marion, of Gravois Mills, Missouri; one sister, Genivie Mayfield of Kansas City, Missouri; his grandchildren Bobbiejo Parker, Jeremy Parker, Brandi Vanenburg, Anthony Kuone, Chris Kuone, Taylor Montesano, Alexa Montesano, Asa Fitzpatrick, Ashley Fitzpatrick Wyatt, Aaron Javardi, Robert Fitzpatrick, Jr., and Joshua Fitzpatrick; eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; many nieces and nephews; along with several other relatives and friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Lena Montesano; four brothers, Santo, Joseph, Sam, and Vince; two sisters, Rose Howell and Madeline Hackett; and one grandson Adam Coonce (2007).

Funeral Services were held Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice Compassus.

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.


Martha Joan Boeckman, 85
Martha Joan “Nan” Boeckman, passed away at her home in Camdenton, Missouri on Tuesday October 7, 2014.

Martha Joan “Nan” Hilburn Boeckman entered this world on the October 21, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the first of three children born to John D. Hilburn Sr. and Elizabeth Boese Hilburn. Nan graduated from Kansas City’s Southeast High School in 1945.

She met her husband of sixty-six years, C.B. “Beck” Boeckman, in 1944 at the U.S. Army Medical Unit in Kansas City, MO. They were joined in marriage at the Paseo Presbyterian Church in Kansas City on August 29, 1947.

In 1949 they opened Mar-Beck Appliance Service, Inc. in Kansas City and by the time of their retirement, the successful business had expanded to four locations. Not satisfied with the retired lifestyle, they relocated to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1978 to operate Empire Resort on the Little Niangua arm of the Lake until 1985.

During their second attempt at retirement, Nan and Beck pursued their love of travel with trips across the U.S. in their motorhome and several adventures abroad. Beck preceded Nan in death earlier this year. Their marriage is remembered by friends and family as a true partnership in both love and business.

Nan dedicated her life to the care of her daughter, Debra. As an advocate for the disabled, she was involved with numerous homes for the handicapped in both Kansas City and central Missouri.

Nan had a lifelong love of music. She played the piano from a young age but is perhaps best remembered with an accordion in her arms. She was an immense source of love, joy, and laughter. Nan will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

In addition to her husband, Nan was preceded in death by her brother, John D. Hilburn Jr. She is survived by her brother Grant Hilburn of Lake Quivira, Kanasas; her five children and their spouses: Debra Boeckman of Camdenton, Missouri; Jim and Linda Griffeth of Houston, Texas; David and Linda Boeckman of Camdenton, Missouri; Mark and Kathy Boeckman of Santa Clara, California; and Daniel and Gail Boeckman of Carterville, Illinois. Nan was proud to have twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made on Nan’s behalf to the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Kansas City (ucpkc.org).

Memorial Services were held on Monday October 13, 2014 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Camdenton, Missouri.

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

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


Mildred "Mid” Holland, 94
Mildred “Mid” Holland, of Barnett, MO, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014, with her family at her side.

She was born in Des Moines, IA on November 7, 1919, the oldest daughter of Leroy “Roy” Mann Bane and Lois “Marie” Hartsook Bane. On December 22, 1940, she married Norman Donald Holland of Elkhart, IA and they were married 67 years prior to his death on January 12, 2008.

Mid was an active woman who enjoyed bowling, boating, golfing and fishing with Norm. She started golfing in the late 1940’s. She grew up on a farm in Iowa, played high school basketball and attended Iowa State University for two years until her marriage. During the war she was a “Rosie the Riveter”. While living in Iowa she soloed in a single engine plane.

She and Norm lived in Des Moines, Kansas City, Johannesburg, Toronto, and Cleveland before retiring to the lake full time in 1976. Mid was a member of the Rolling Hills Country Club and active in the women’s league. She was an avid sports fan, especially the Royals and Chiefs and attended several games. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Versailles.

Mid loved living at the lake and enjoyed watching and feeding the birds, as well as taking in all the nature that surrounded her. She enjoyed doing counted cross stitch and needlework. Her children and grandchildren enjoyed activities and time spent with her, playing board and card games and swimming with her just to name a few.

Mid was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who always enjoyed visits from family, relatives and friends.

Survivors include her 2 daughters, Dianne Lovan (Frank), Barnett, MO, and Susan Herrman (Bill), Overland Park, KS; grandchildren, Wendy Cline (Bruce), Broomfield, CO, Renee Strotkamp, Barnett, MO, Emily Connelly (Steven), Olathe, KS, and Jennifer Campbell (Bart), Kansas City, KS; five great-grandchildren, Jordan and Holland Cline, Colorado, and Hannah, Isaac and Micah Connelly, Olathe, KS. She is also survived by her sister Lois K Smith of Florida, niece Marilyn Halterman (Duane), Carlisle, Iowa and several other nieces and nephews.

Services were held Monday, October 13 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles, MO. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery.

Contributions can be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Versailles, MO, or the American Heart Association. Sympathy condolences may be sent online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Brad Dwynn Webster, 50
Brad Dwynn Webster, age 50, passed away on Friday, October 10, 2014 in Terre Haute, Indiana.

He was born on January 24, 1964 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Brad was a former member of the Local 10 Iron Workers and Local 304 I.B.E.W. member.

Brad is preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl and Lola Webster, and his sister, Johnna Bayless.

He is survived by his mother, Joney Harrison; two sons, Travis D. Webster and Matthew D. Lyken, and two granddaughters.

Funeral Services were held Monday, October 20, 2014 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home Chapel in Versailles, with burial following at Versailles Cemetery.

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


Hersh V. Maynard, 82
Hersh V. Maynard, of House Springs, Missouri, passed away on October 16, 2014, at his home.

Hersh was born October 3, 1932, in Martin County, Kentucky. He was the son of Monroe and Lola Bowen Maynard. Hersh was a heavy equipment mechanic working various road jobs in Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia and Kentucky.

He also worked in the coal mining industry for Martiki Coal Company. In 1988, Hersh moved to Versailles, Missouri, where he worked as a custodian for the Morgan County R-II School District until his retirement in 1995.

Hersh kept himself busy in retirement by always keeping his home and property clean and well maintained.

Hersh is survived by his wife of 34 years, Beeda Pearl (White) Maynard; daughters, Gladys Jean Brady of Florida and Tressa Mollett of Kentucky; sons, Mike Maynard of Kentucky, Steve Maynard of Kentucky and Randy Maynard of Missouri; four step-sons, Russell Gibson, Larry Gibson, Darren White and Donnie White all of Missouri and one brother, Conard Maynard of Virginia.

Hersh was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Carson, Arvil and Lee Maynard, one sister, Arwana (Maynard) Frazer, two sons, Wayne and Tommy Maynard all of Inez, Kentucky and a step-daughter, Sandy Booth of West Virginia.

A visitation was held Monday, October 20, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Garber Memorial Estates Cemetery in Laurie.

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

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


John Henry Young, 75
John Henry Young, of the Ivy Bend community near Stover, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014, at his home. He was born June 29, 1939, in Wellington, Missouri, a son of the late Hazel Ophelia and William James Young.

On January 11, 1959, in Lexington, Missouri, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Lillian (Jackson) Young.

John was a veteran of the United States Army.

He retired from the City of Odessa after many years of service.

John was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lexington.

In addition to his wife, Lillian, his is survived by two sisters, Lorene Ford of Richmond, Missouri and Hazel Green of Dover, Arkansas and a brother, Jerry Young of Stover, Missouri. He was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 22, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Jack Kirkham officiating.

Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, Missouri. 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 10-22-14

Bobbie “Bob” Bradbury, 82
Bobbie “Bob” Bradbury passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Bob was born April 24, 1932 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Mary Jo and Otto Bradbury. He graduated from Rolla High School in Rolla, Missouri.

Bob was married on November 17, 1956, in Rolla, Missouri to Dorothy “Dottie” Bradbury and together they shared 56 years of marriage until Dottie’s death in February 2013.

Bob served in the United States Coast Guard during the Korean War as a Gunners Mate.
After his military service, Bob worked for the Singer Sewing Center in Rolla, Missouri as Assistant Manager, Manager, and Area Manager until opening Waynesville Sewing Center in Waynesville, Missouri in 1959.

Bob moved Waynesville Sewing Center from downtown Waynesville to Lynch’s Furniture and Appliance in St. Roberts, Missouri in the late 1960s. After “official” retirement in 1987, Bob continued to repair sewing machines until one week before his passing.

Bob loved “The Lake.” In his younger days Bob could be found out fishing at dawn and water skiing later the same day. Even in his last week of life, Bob was out on his personal water craft enjoying the hills that he loved.

Bob never passed up an opportunity to share a pitcher of Margaritas and a few laughs with friends and family. Every day was a celebration of life.

Bob was a loving, devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a dedicated and loyal friend.

Surviving are daughter Deborah Popp and husband, Tom of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; grandson Alexander Popp of Overland Park, Kansas; sister-in-law Fran Reisinger of O’Fallon, Missouri; sister-in-law Ginny Lozen of Arnold, Missouri; sister-in-law, Ilene Norcross of Peoria, Illinois; nephew Michael Lozen and wife Cathy of Barnhart, Missouri; niece Susan Stahl and husband Al of Arnold, Missouri, along with other relatives and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife Dorothy; his parents, Mary Jo and Otto Bradbury, and brother Bill Bradbury.

Memorial Services were held Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.hedgescottfuneralhomes.com

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


Karen Brown, 74
Karen Brown, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away on Monday, September 29, 2014 at her residence in Sunrise Beach.

Karen was born February 10, 1940 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Ira and Ruth (Cushman) Davis.

She was united in marriage August 8, 1958 in Miami, Oklahoma to Ronald Brown and together they shared 56 years of marriage until her death.

Karen was a loving wife and helpmate to her husband Ronald. She enjoyed her role as homemaker and was a caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

In her spare time Karen enjoyed painting and crafts of various kinds and she raised and sold dogs and birds as well.

Karen is survived by her husband, Ronald Brown of the home; two sons, Robert Brown of Sunrise Beach, Missouri and Dr. Ronald Brown and wife Dr. Cynthia Brown of Chinquapin, North Carolina; her brother Jim Davis and wife, Linda, of Fall Brook, California; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren; along with several other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ira and Ruth Davis; her sisters Carol Williams (twin) and Diana Drain; and one granddaughter, Amanda.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, October 4, 2014 at at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

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

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


Kathy Kuni, 67
Kathy Kuni, of Laurie, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at her home. She was born on January 17, 1947, in Peoria, Illinois, to Jack and Emma Head of Sparland, Illinois.

She is survived by her mother, Emma Head; brother, Jerry Head; two sons, Bruce Head and Mark Haun and wife Sandy and granddaughter, Megan Haun all of the Laurie and Sunrise Beach area.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Head.

At the time of her death, she was employed at Fred and Patty’s Trails End Restaurant in Laurie. Before moving to Missouri, she was employed as a saleswoman in Peoria, Illinois for twenty-five years.

She will be sadly missed by her family and friends in both Missouri and Illinois.

Graveside services and interment was held Monday, October 6, in the Lacon Cemetery in Lacon, Illinois. A celebration of Kathy’s life was held Wednesday, October 8, at the West Lake Christian Church in Laurie with Pastor Kelly Caldwell officiating.

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

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


Maj. Oda C. “Chuck” Miller, 89
Maj. Oda C. “Chuck” Miller, U.S. Army Ret., of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at his home. He was born November 9, 1924, in Winslow, Arkansas, a son of the late Oda S. and Hattie Pearl (Guinn) Miller.

On August 22, 1952, in Kansas City, Missouri, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Winona V. (McCorkle) Miller.

Chuck was a World War II veteran retiring from the United States Army with the rank of Major.

He owned and operated Russell P. Hall Real Estate in Versailles for many years until his retirement.

Chuck was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church, Versailles American Legion Post 104, Gravois Mills VFW Post 5902, Versailles Masonic Lodge 320, 3rd Armored Division Association Board of Governors and the Versailles Cemetery Board where he served as treasurer for many years.

In his spare time, Chuck enjoyed woodworking.

In addition to his wife, Winona, he is survived by his children, Kathy Hedrick and husband Terry of Jefferson City, Missouri, Jim Miller and Dawn Hodges of Versailles, Missouri and Robert Miller and wife Valerie of Jefferson City, Missouri; his daughter-in-law, Michele Miller of Versailles, Missouri; nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; his half-sisters, Nita McMann and Gloria Coates and husband Dick both of Albuquerque, New Mexico and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Bill Miller, a grandson, Jared Charles Miller, his brother, William Miller, his sisters, Kathleen Williams, Rachel Delilah Riddle, Ona Bess Lee, Pearl Guinn Patten and Marilyn Sandbrooke and his half-brother, Howard Miller.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 7, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Dan Adkison officiating. Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

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

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


Evelyn Howard, 92
Evelyn passed away on September 29, 2014, with friends and family around her singing, “What a Day That Will Be”!

She was born February 9, 1922, in Schilling, Minnesota, to Robert and Anna Loganbill. She married Leslie Howard on November 19, 1939. They had two daughters.

She served faithfully beside her husband as they pastored in Weaubleau, MO, Princeton, MO, Nevada, IA, Camdenton, MO, and Russellville, MO. They also ministered to the seniors at Versailles Assembly.

Evelyn loved to quilt. She quilted hundreds of quilts and taught the art of quilting to anyone who wanted to learn. She loved to garden, read, sing and play the piano and organ. She enjoyed playing games with her family and friends.

She won Blue Ribbons at the Apple Festival for her famous apple pies. Her most favorite thing to do was to spend time with people and tell others about her loving, faithful Savior, Jesus Christ!

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leslie Howard, daughter Helen Shinn and sisters Delores Faulks and Anna Mae Forster.

She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Hopkins (Jim); grandchildren, Jennifer Hanks (James), Mike Hopkins and Jeanette Lawson (Neil); great grandchildren, Amanda, Helen, Katelyn, Danielle and Trey; brother Douglas Loganbill; and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life was held at Versailles First Assembly of God Church at 501 W. Hicks on Monday, October 6, 2014. Burial followed at Greenmore Memorial Gardens in Barnett, Missouri. 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.


Virginia Sue Marriott, 55
Virginia Sue Marriott, , of Jefferson City, Missouri passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at her home in Jefferson City.

Virginia was born on December 27, 1958 in Kansas City, Missouri the daughter of Joseph William Rush and Connie Sue (Rector) Rush.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, crocheting and doing small crafts at her home.

Virginia was preceded in death by her mother, Connie Rush; and by her late husband Rex Marriott.

She is survived by her two sons, Richard V. Marriott and his wife Rachel, and Joseph R. Marriott and his girlfriend Jessika Phelps; and by her daughter, Amanda SueEllenRobinett; her two brothers, Richard Rush and Doug Rush and his wife Belinda; along with two grandsons, one granddaughter, and one granddaughter on the way.

Graveside services were held Friday, October 17, 2014 at Versailles Cemetery.

No visitation will be held.

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

Published 10-15-14

Frances Caviness, 77
Eveline Frances Caviness, daughter of Ousley and Otie Elizabeth Cyrus Clark, was born, February 25, 1937 in Eldridge, Missouri. She passed away peacefully, September 26, 2014, in her home with her husband by her side at the age of seventy-seven years, seven months and one day.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Kilmer Clark and a sister, Maggie Gregory.

She is survived by her husband of sixty-one years, Ralph Caviness of the home; a daughter, Beth Jones and husband Al of Linn Creek, Missouri; a son, RC Caviness and wife Deborah of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, Charlie and Tammy Jones of Bixby, Oklahoma, Melissa and Johnnie Starnes of Ozark, Missouri and Adrienne and Cody Stewart of Warres, Texas; a sister-in-law, Roetta Clark of Princeton, Texas; a brother-in-law, Junior Gregory of Camdenton, Missouri and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great- nieces and nephews and many friends.

All her survivors felt blessed to have her and are going to miss her every day.

Eveline was part of the Wal-Mart family for twenty-eight years when you worked there as a family unit and friend. She loved working there and only gave it up as her health declined.

We have made many memories of the heart, so she will be with us each and every day. We know she is happy now with no pain or worries and for this we are blessed.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Camdenton.

Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Hill Cemetery 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.


Robert Larry Cox, 72
Robert Larry Cox, son of Charles Robert Cox and Eleanor Louise Board Cox Solomon, was born July 10, 1942 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He passed away, Wednesday, September 24, 2014, in his home, Osage Beach, Missouri.

On September 10, 2011, he was united in marriage to Terri Ann Niemann Boswell.
He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his wife, Terri Cox of Osage Beach, Missouri; three sons: Robert Larry Cox II and wife Lisa, Brian Douglas Cox and wife Sheri, all of Lee's Summit, Missouri, Dean Alan Cox and partner Bryan McQueen, of Kansas City, Missouri; his mother, Eleanor Solomon and husband George of Akron, Ohio; Terri’s daughters: Amy Muschany and husband Ryan, Kristi Moore and husband Todd, all of St. Louis, Missouri; seven grandchildren: Nicole Ellis and husband Mark, Robert Larry Cox III “Trey”, Lily Cox, Isaac Cox, Sarah Cox, Ruthie Cox and Alec Boswell; twelve siblings: Douglas Cox and partner Debbie Green, George Solomon and wife Hana, Geoff Solomon and wife Kristin, Paul Solomon and wife Lynn, Vicki Solomon, Mary Beth Abraham and husband Chuck, Judy Wierzbicki and husband Dave, Barbara Ricciardi and husband Perry, Jim Flack and wife Debbie, Mike Flack, Steve Flack and wife Blair and Mary Worthing and husband Tom; the mother of his children, Deanna Cox, of Kansas City, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Larry was raised in Ohio and was a graduate of Boston High Township in Akron in the class of 1961. At the age of thirty, he moved to Grandview, Missouri and founded Rolox Industries Inc.

In 1988, Larry retired to the Lake of the Ozarks, leaving his oldest son to run the business. In 1998 they decided to sell the company.

Larry made a profession of faith and was a member of Walk on the Water Faith Church in Osage Beach.

He was a Shriner in Kansas City and Ohio and a member of the Elks Lodge in Osage Beach. Larry favorite things included golfing, boating, fireworks and karaoke. Most of all, he loved time spent with his family and friends.

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

A memorial service was held Saturday, October 4, 2014 in Walk on the Water Faith Church, 959 Old State Park Road in Osage Beach.

Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Walk on the Water Faith Church/ Youth and Children’s Programs.

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

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


Anne Bloom Mitchell, 55
Anne Bloom Mitchell, of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 25, 2014.

Anne was born in Evanston, Illinois, on January 13, 1959. She is survived by her husband Terry, her son Ryan, her parents Nancy and Steve Bloom, her sister Carolyn, and her brothers Bradley and Thomas. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Anne spent her early years in Clarendon Hills, IL, graduated from Hinsdale Central High School, and went on to college at Eastern Illinois University.

Following college Anne met Terry and they were married November 6, 1982, in St. Charles, Illinois. Their son Ryan was born in 1984.

In 1999 Anne and Terry purchased a lake home at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri where Anne later started her successful real estate company CrazyFish Realty.

Exceptionally giving and always thinking of others, Anne lived life to the fullest. You were most likely to find her spending time on the lake with family and friends. Her passions in life were gourmet cooking and entertaining.

A warm person with a loving smile, Anne always made you feel at home, usually in the kitchen. A wife, mother, and foster mother, Anne also found time to help children who were in foster care or the child welfare system as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer.

Funeral Mass was held, Saturday, October 4 at in St. Anthony Catholic Church, Camdenton.

In lieu of flowers the family would welcome Memorial Donations, in memory of Anne, to CASA or Catholic Charities to continue to help children in need.

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

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


Kenneth Eugene Wood, 66
Kenneth Eugene Wood was born, May 17, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois. He passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014, in his home in Eldridge, Missouri at the age of sixty-six years, four months and ten days.

On October 29, 1966 he was united in marriage to Diane Yvonne Bridgeman and to this union three daughters were born. Together they shared forty-one years of marriage until her passing on March 23, 2008.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, Ruth Mildred Wood Praxmarer and Jerome Praxmarer.

Survivors include his daughters, Chris Swartzlander and husband Andy of Eldridge, Missouri, Cheryl Taylor and Michael Roper of Camdenton, Missouri and Laura O'Shea of Lebanon, Missouri; ten grandchildren, Anthony Owens, Ashley Hernandez, Jennifer Taylor, Stephanie O’Shea, Michael O’Shea, Timothy O’Shea, Amanda Rogers, Casey Moore, Cody Swartzlander and Justin Swartzlander; twelve great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Ken was raised in Chicago and worked as a meat cutter. He later moved to Round Lake Beach, Illinois and worked in construction. In 1980 he moved to Eldridge, Missouri and worked at Blair Cedar for thirty-three years before retiring.

In his spare time, he enjoyed wood working and gardening.

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

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 2, 2014 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial was in Allee Memorial Gardens, Camdenton.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society 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.


Mary M. Carnahan, 88
Mary M. Carnahan, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Mary was born September 2, 1926 in Monroe County, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas and Anna (Nalevanko) Bennett.

Mary was united in marriage on December 15, 1944 in Amarillo, Texas to Dwight Carnahan and together they shared 69 years of marriage until her death.

Mary was a loving and devoted wife and helpmate to her husband Dwight and a caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who helped create many beautiful memories for her family and friends.

Mary had worked as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and in years past was a Cub Scout Leader while her boys were young. She loved spending time outdoors enjoying the beauty of flowers and birds, and truly enjoyed spending time getting to know people.

More than anything, Mary loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them. Even while battling Alzheimer’s, she said everyday “it’s a beautiful day.”

Mary was a member of Camdenton United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir.

Mary is survived by her loving husband, Dwight, of the home; her sons, Robert “Bob” Carnahan and wife Diane, of Valparaiso, Nebraska, Douglas Carnahan and wife Marlene of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Tim Carnahan, and wife, Debbie, of Camdenton, Missouri, Jeff Carnahan and wife, Dawn, of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri; her daughter Sandy O’Leary and husband, Brian, of Springfield, Missouri; twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; as well as other family members and many friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Anna Bennett, her son Phillip Carnahan; her daughters Patricia Cumper and Diane Carnahan; and her sisters Ginny Stewart, Charlotte Doty, and Betty Pelzer.

The family would like to thank Laurie Care Center for the excellent care given to Mary during her time there.

Funeral Services were held Friday, October 3, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be left at the funeral home.

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

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

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John E. Jones, 81
John E. Jones, of Versailles, passed away Friday evening, September 19, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born January 14, 1933, in Morgan County, Missouri, a son of the late Edgar E. and Blanch O. (Silvey) Jones.

He was united in marriage to Mary G. Coats and she preceded him in death in September of 1985. He later married Peggy A. Silvey who preceded him in death on January 25, 2009.

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

He retired from Ameren UE after 30 years of service.

John was a member of the American Legion Post 104 in Versailles.

Some of John’s favorite hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening and watching NASCAR.

He is survived by his son, Bruce Jones and wife Kathy of Versailles, Missouri; daughters, Jennifer Wise and husband Terry of Kenosha, Wisconsin and Jacqueline Brown and husband Donald of Atlanta, Georgia; eight grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; his brother, Pete Jones and wife Louella of Versailles and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, a son, John David Jones and a great-granddaughter, Hope Dunklee.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 24, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Rudy Beard officiating. Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to 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.


Velma Margarete Williams, 91
Velma Margarete Williams, of Glensted, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born July 24, 1923, in Glensted, Missouri, a daughter of the late Edwin Lee and Tracy Pearl (Ash) White.

In 1963, in Kansas City, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Cecil F. Williams who preceded her in death on June 26, 1975.

Margarete was a member of the Glensted United Methodist Church.

Her favorite hobbies included sewing, flower and vegetable gardening and canning many of the vegetables she grew in her garden.

She is survived by her daughter, Lee Ann Winfrey of Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren, Cyndi Nestel and Jeremy Collins; great-grandchildren, Noah Nestel and Symphony Collins; brother, Lloyd White of Versailles, Missouri and her sister, Donna White of Versailles, Missouri.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Carlos White and her sisters, Juanita White and Wanda Zimmerman.

A celebration of Margarete’s life was held Thursday, October 2, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Dan Adkison officiating. Graveside services and inurnment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Versailles Cemetery 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.


Bonnie Jean Owens, 78
Bonnie Jean Owens, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014, at Landmark Hospital in Columbia. She was born February 25, 1936, in Otterville, Missouri, a daughter of the late Elmer and Goldie (Davis) Ward.

She was united in marriage to Alvin P. Owens who preceded her in death on April 10, 1997.

She is survived by her son, Donald L. Owens and wife Pamela Ann of Barnett, Missouri; her daughter, Sherry Jean Allen and husband Steve Quaife of Stover, Missouri; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; her sister, Betty Widner and husband Mark of St. Joseph, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Laurence Ward and Bob Ward.

A celebration of Bonnie’s life will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Dorothy Mae Hoover, 91
Dorothy Mae Hoover, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach at the age of 91 years.

Dorothy was born November 5, 1922, in Des Moines, IA, where she spent her childhood. Upon her family moving to Kansas City, MO, Dorothy met and married Vernon L. Hoover in 1940. There, they raised 4 children: Larry, Ted, Kent, and Jo Ellen.

After Verne's retirement from the Rock Island Railroad, Verne and Dorothy moved to the lake in 1979. They enjoyed many community activities and the lake lifestyle. Dorothy was a member of the Lake Railroad Club, Sweet Adelines musical group, and Sunrise Bible Church.

Dorothy is survived by 3 children, Larry Hoover, Kent Hoover, and Jo Ellen Hoover, all of Sunrise Beach, her brother Vern Zugenbuhler, of Kansas City, MO, 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, family and friends that loved her so very much.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Verne, her son, Ted, her daughter-in-law, Donna, her grandson, Teddy Jr, and her granddaughter, Kim.

Visitation was held Saturday, September 27 at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Graveside services and interment followed in the Garber Memorial Estates 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.


Floyd Allen Stafford, 67
Floyd Allen Stafford, of Versailles, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014, at his home. He was born May 7, 1947, in Boonville, Missouri, a son of the late Noah “Dice” and Melva Lee (Morrison) Stafford.

On April 29, 1966, in Versailles, he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Willa Shackelford.

Floyd was employed at Don Vance Ford in Versailles for fifteen years as a general manager and retired from Binswanger Glass Company in Eldon.

He attended the Versailles First Assembly of God Church and enjoyed attending the Pioneer Coffee Club.

Floyd’s passion was drag racing and singing, but most importantly he loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-granddaughters.

In addition to his wife, Willa, he is survived by his children, Anthony “Tony” Stafford of Midwest City, Oklahoma and Angel Lowry and husband Heath of North Augusta, South Carolina; his grandchildren, Whitney Buckley, Samantha Stafford, Nickolas Lowry, Andrew Lowry and Katelyn Lowry; his great-granddaughters, Lily and Addyson Buckley and Payton Stafford; his brothers, Randy Stafford and wife Teresa of Eldon, Missouri, Craig Stafford and wife Rose of Eldon, Missouri, Mike Stafford and wife Dodie of Eldon, Missouri, Rodney Stafford of Versailles, Missouri, Darren Stafford of Arizona and Dick Stafford and wife Kathy of Jefferson City, Missouri; his sister, Debbie Stafford of Versailles, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Floyd’s life was held Thursday, September 25, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Mike Homan officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date 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.


G.D.Parrack, Jr., 92

Reverend G.D.Parrack, Jr., of Springfield, Missouri, died Sunday, September 21, 2014 at his home in Springfield.

G.D. was born May 4, 1922 in Macks Creek, Missouri, the son of Gentry Davis Parrack, Sr. and Dona Ellen (Kerr) Parrack.

G.D. served his country proudly in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945 as Corporal Chaplain Assistant during WWII.

He was united in marriage December 17, 1945 to Virgie Russell who preceded him in death April 3, 1993. He later married Betty Bernard who preceded him in death in 2012.

G.D. grew up in the Macks Creek area and began his ministry at First Baptist Church of Macks Creek. G.D. felt the Lord’s calling on his life and followed by graduating from both Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar and William Jewel College in Liberty with undergraduate degrees, and from there Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas with his graduate degree.

His life’s work took him across the state of Missouri beginning as Pastor at Grant City First Baptist Church, as Director of Missions in Maryville, as Pastor at Mt. Vernon First Baptist Church and finally as Director of Missions in Cape Girardeau. Upon retiring from full-time ministry, G.D. continued to minister in various locations. G.D. had also written a book titled, Rediscovering God’s Love.

G.D. enjoyed socializing and spending time getting to know people. He was a true “people person”. In his spare time he enjoyed playing golf and traveling. He had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed telling jokes along the way.

G.D. was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and a caring friend to all who knew him. His ministry and pastoral care touched the lives of many who served alongside him.

G.D. is survived by his daughters Judy Dill of Livingston, Texas, Joyce Barker and husband Robert of Republic, Missouri, Patty Yocum and husband Randy, of Reeds Springs, Missouri, and Becky Leonard and husband, Jim, of Eureka, Missouri; his sister Geraldine Asher of Camdenton, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; along with several other family members and many friends.

Aside from his wives; G.D. was preceded in death by his father Gentry Davis Parrack, Sr. and his mother Dona Parrack, his daughter Ellen Kay Hartman Shaw; his brother Vaughn Parrack, and his sisters, Jewell Waldren, Colleen Newton, and Velva North.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment will follow at Parrack Grove Cemetery in Macks Creek, Missouri, with Military Honors by Zack Wheat Post 624 Sunrise Beach/ Laurie.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Honor Flight Program for WWII Veterans, or to the Parrack Grove Cemetery Fund.

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.
 

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