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 6-12-19

Duane Ann Decker, 73
Duane, fondly known by most friends as simply, “Decker” passed away on the beautiful afternoon of Friday, May 17, 2019 at her home on Lake of the Ozarks. She passed peacefully, surrounded by friends and family.

She was a fiercely free, witty spirit, who had a passion for anything Africa. That, and cheeseburgers!

There is nowhere on the planet that she had not visited, or had plans to visit.

She was born in Roswell, New Mexico October 26, 1945. Her father, Robert Decker was stationed there during WWII. He was coach of the Army Air Corps baseball team, Joe DiMaggio being one of his players. Her beautiful mother, Cleo, was a homemaker.

Her mother wanted her to have some ancestry in her name, hence “Duane”, which she said was an Irish Celtic name meaning “poem” or “song.”

Duane was raised near Los Angeles in Manhattan Beach, California, spending her younger years surfing and playing sports. During high school, she was in a small four-person band. One of the members was classmate Steve Martin, the actor and comedian.

She was in the first class of women to be admitted to California State Polytechnic University (Cal-Poly), an engineering school in Pomona, California.

After college, Duane was a school teacher in Tacoma, Washington for a few years. Then, she got the urge for travel. She was hired by Trans World Airlines (TWA) in 1971, and as a flight attendant, traveled the world.

She trekked the Himalayas, set foot upon Antarctica, and took a five-week train trip from Beijing to St Petersburg, Russia on the Trans Siberian railroad for her honeymoon in 1997, just to name a few adventures. There were many more. But she always found her true passion on the African continent.

A gifted photographer, she made no less than fifteen trips to Africa, always going on safari, and simply enjoying and capturing its wild beauty, wild animals, and cultures.

She was also a private pilot, having earned her license in 1974 while living in New York City.

Duane requested no services, and wished that her ashes be spread in Africa upon the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda, and also the Serengeti, all part of the vast Rift Valley in Tanzania, and which continues as the Masai Mara in Kenya.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Crawford (The couple was affectionately known as “The Crawdeckers”), her brother Robert (Marlene) Decker of Pasadena, California. Nieces Karen Decker, currently posted with the US State Department in Kabul, Afghanistan and Heidi (Shane) Fausel of Phoenix, Arizona. Many other great-nieces and great-nephews fill out the spectrum of her family.

She and her husband started a nonprofit organization in 2007 called ABCs For Africa. It supports schools in sub-Saharan Africa that provide free education to HIV/AIDS-affected widows and orphans.

Their nonprofit is currently in a transition phase, so please consider a memorial donation to one or more of Duane’s favorite charities; The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund (gorillafund.org), Boys Town (boystown.org), or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org).

A Celebration of Life will be held at Redhead Yacht Club at Lake of the Ozarks on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. It will begin at 5:30 pm. Friends are welcome to attend.

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

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


Nancy Kaye Bacon, 70
Nancy Kaye Bacon, of Barnett, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019, at her home. She was born July 31, 1948, in Owatonna, Minnesota, a daughter of the late Marland and Ivena (White) Ingersoll.

On July 17, 1971, in Stewartville, Minnesota, she was united in marriage to Rodney Delos Bacon, who preceded her in death on October 31, 2017.

Nancy worked at Sola Optical in Eldon for over twenty years and Gates Corporation in Versailles until her retirement.

She enjoyed spending time gardening and reading. Most of all, she loved her grandchildren and treasured the time she spent with her family.

Nancy was a member of the New Life Assembly of God Church in Barnett.

She is survived by her children, Michelle Batty, Shane Stinnett and Danielle Woodford and husband William, Jr. all of Barnett; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren with one on the way; brothers, Steve Ingersoll and wife Georgia of Barnett and Kenny Ingersoll of Falkville, Alabama; sisters, Joyce McNatt and husband James of Falkville, Alabama and Cindy Ingersoll of Rochester, Minnesota and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ilene Ingersoll, grandson, Seth Stinnett, great-granddaughter, Aria Robinett and a son-in-law, Dale Batty.

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

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


Richard Oscar Gerloff, 85
Richard Oscar Gerloff, of California, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019 at his home. He was born November 5, 1933 in San Antonio, Texas, a son of Wilhem Oscar and Annie Louise (Watkins) Gerloff.

On April 7, 1959 in Corpus Christi, Texas, he was united in marriage to Estella Darlene Landreth. Together they shared fifty-two years of marriage before her passing on January 8, 2012.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a son, Richard Arnold Gerloff; a grandson, Robert Faulkner and sisters, Emma Lee Strait and Mary Annette Reed.

Richard was raised in the Kansas City, Kansas area. While in Kansas, he worked for Fairbanks Morse and Company for over twenty-nine years.

He and his wife owned Bud’s Westheights Café and Hickory Pit BBQ House. They later owned a pet shop before retiring to Missouri.

During retirement they helped raise their grandchildren, traveled the country in their Winnebago and enjoyed farming and gardening.

He is survived by his children, Royetta Lynn Gerloff-Moore, Anthony Wayne Gerloff, Sr., Frieda Kay Beacham (Dwayne, Sr.) and Belinda Gail Faulkner (Brian, Sr.); grandchildren, Christopher Gerloff (Jamie), Tabetha Schilb (Clinton), Jeremy Beacham (Haley), Stephen Doan (Carolyn Otto), Tiffany Lumley (John), Leah Knipp (Michael), Anthony Wayne Gerloff, Jr.,Julie Gerloff, Csena Walker, Richard Gerloff, Cody Gerloff, Sarah Gerloff, Jacob Gerloff, Brian Faulkner, Jr. (Amanda), Jerry Gerloff, James Gerloff (Amber), Lynda Gerloff, Jamie Scofield, Kylie Bradshaw and Dylan Scholle; numerous great-grandchildren; his siblings, Billie Louise Gerloff-McLendon, Lora Darlene Gerloff-Winningham, Della Ann Gerloff-Smith, Donald Arthur Gerloff and Elvis Dale Gerloff and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral and Graveside services took place June 7, 2019 and burial followed at Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Online condolences may be left at  www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Bobby Lee Brown, 54
Bobby Lee Brown, of Decaturville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019, at his home in Decaturville.

Bobby was born June 28, 1964 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Bobby J. and Jacqueline (Skelton) Brown.

Bobby was a carpenter and worked most of his life in construction. When he wasn't hard at work, Bobby enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, and mushroom hunting. He also loved NASCAR and enjoyed watching his favorite drivers.

Bobby is survived by his sons, Alex Adams of Wentzville, Missouri and Vincent Adams and fiancé, Jesse, of Alaska; his daughter, Brandi Brown and fiancé Mike Monreal, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and six grandchildren, Nina, Peyton, Clara, Travis, Kayla, and Mikey.

He is also survived by his mother Jackie Wallander and husband, Jerry, of Decaturville, Missouri; his sister, Sharon Krumm and husband, Danny, of Sunset Hills, Missouri; his longtime friend and fishing buddy, Alan Prescott; along with several other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Bobby J. Brown; his brother, Bradley Brown; and his nephew, Matthew Keeling.

Visitation was held Thursday, June 6, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Visitation and Services in St. Louis was held Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Baue Funeral Home in O'Fallon, Missouri.

Interment will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery in O'Fallon.

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

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


Rick Richard Kraemer, 53
Rick Richard Kraemer, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Rick was born August 4, 1965 in Germany. He was the son of John and Hilda (Zanter) Kraemer.

On December 15, 1992, in Waynesville, Missouri, Rick was united in marriage to Sharon Flynn who survives. Rick and Sharon had shared over 26 loving years together as husband and wife at the time of Rick’s passing. They shared much laughter and joy together and as Foster Parents, had shared that gift with over 100 kids over the course of nine years.

Rick was Division Chief with the Mid-County Fire Department in Camdenton. He served his duties with the department faithfully with honor, with integrity and with pride.

His past career work as an EMT had landed positions with Mercy Ambulance and with Lake Regional Health System ER for 20 plus years.

When he was off-duty, Rick loved spending days outdoors deer hunting or hanging out at Mid-County Fire Department with his crew of buddies. Rick’s greatest joy, however, was spending time with his family.

Rick was a devoted husband and father, an amazing grandfather and great-grandfather, foster parent and friend. His memory, and the good times shared with family and friends will be cherished for many years to come.

Rick is survived by his loving wife, Sharon; sons, David Robb of Camdenton, Missouri, and Aaron Million, of Cedar Lake, Indiana; his daughter, Jessica Pitts and wife, Lauren, of Springfield, Missouri; four grandchildren, Rayanna Robb, Gaven Robb, Madelyn Pitts and Willow Million; one grandchild on the way; and one great-grandson, Xander Rynski. Rick is also survived by his brother, John Kraemer and wife, Debbie, of Columbus, Georgia; his sisters, Debbie Green and husband, Tim, of Beaver, Pennsylvania and Linda Enloe and husband, Wayne, of Salina, Kansas; along with a host of other relatives and many friends.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents John and Hilda Kraemer; and his son, Josh Million.

Services were held Friday, June 7, 2019 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

A Go Fund Me account has been established in Rick’s name.

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

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

 

Published 6-5-19

John Robert White, 70
John Robert White, born November 29 1948 in Jefferson City, Missouri, to Georgia and John White, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Eldon, Missouri.

John is survived by his wife Jenny White.

He is also survived by his daughters, Christina Martin, and husband, Joshua Martin Jessica Cable and Anita Davis (foster daughter) and his grandchildren, Kristin Cable, Austin Cable, Andrea Hammond and husband Tanner Hammond, Kaleb Cable, Sara Cable, and Kylie Martin, Samuel and Pamela White, Tammy and John Stains and other numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

John received a Bachelor of Music Education and worked at multiple schools after graduating, including Norborne School, Eldorado Springs School, Crocker School, and Stover School until he officially retired in 2008, though he returned to work at Stover School part time until 2015.

Music was his passion; it filled his home with joy. His students adored him.

John’s music groups have won over 130 major awards. His music changed the lives of many and there was rarely a day when he was not playing music in his home, while family visited and grandchildren played.

John White will forever be in our hearts and souls and dearly missed each and every moment.

A Celebration of Life was held Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Interment followed at Eldon City Cemetery in Eldon, Missouri.

Memorials are suggested to a fund established for grandchildren’s education.

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


Larry Heup
Larry Heup, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019.

He was baptized into Christ on February 1, 1948. Larry was confirmed in the Christian faith on April 13, 1962.

He served his country in the United States Air Force for over twenty-nine years.

Larry was a dearly loved member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Versailles.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ruth and Edward Heup.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Heup; son, Michael Heup; step-son, Jason Pfingstmann; brother, Lee Heup and sister, Ellen Heup.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 17, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Versailles with Pastor Erik Rottmann officiating.

Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the Versailles Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Grace Lutheran 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.


Christopher Dean Dunavant, 57
Christopher Dean Dunavant, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at his home. He was born, December 11, 1961 in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of Thurman Edward and Isabelle Marie (Manning) Dunavant.

He was raised in Gravois Mills, Missouri and was a graduate of Morgan County R-II High School in Versailles. He lived most of his life in the Versailles, Missouri area and the Kansas City, Missouri area.

He worked as a salesman for Reynold’s Building Materials, Freedom Cycles and Larry’s Motor Sports. He attended Rock Brook Church and was a Hospice Support Volunteer. He loved to cook and his specialty was biscuits and gravy.

He was the family caregiver and always made sure to watch his favorite soap opera, “Days of Our Lives.”

Survivors include his children, Ted Dunavant of Lake Ozark, Missouri and Syd Dunavant and husband Dustin Vonderschmidt of Macks Creek, Missouri; a grandson, Nicky Dunavant; his siblings, Michael Edward Dunavant and wife Debbie of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Ronald Dunavant and Dennis Dunavant both of Kansas City, Missouri and Sis Dunavant of Raymore, Missouri; the mother of his children, Suzy Dunavant of Camdenton, Missouri; his co-pilot, Cat his dog and a host of other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Tim Dunavant.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Janie Sue (Whitworth) Henderson, 84
Janie Sue (Whitworth) Henderson of Bolivar, Missouri was born in Eldridge, Missouri near Tunnel Dam April 16, 1935 the daughter of Dock and Edith (McClanahan) Whitworth.

She passed away May 12, 2019 at Parkview Care Facility in Bolivar, Missouri with her children by her side after a several-year battle with the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Janie Sue, as she was called, spent most of her younger days growing up in Camden County near Macks Creek. She attended several schools as a young girl including Pleasant Grove, Camdenton and briefly in Kansas City during WWII before maturing into a strikingly beautiful young woman, graduating as the Annual Queen from Macks Creek High School in 1953.

After graduation she attended Southwest Missouri State in Springfield for a year before moving to Kansas City with several other childhood friends to find work. Janie Sue quickly secured a job with Suconi Mobile Oil in Downtown KC and loved to tell of how she on occasion rode in the same elevator as Harry Truman who had an office in her building.

While seeking a ride back to Macks Creek one weekend with her cousin, she shared a car with a young man fresh out of the Air Force whose home was in Tunas. She must have liked him because one thing led to another and Harold Henderson and Janie Sue Whitworth were united in marriage at the First Baptist Church in Macks Creek March 16th. 1956.

Only her passing 63 years later could separate the couple. To this union two children, Steve and Kim, were born.

As a young Mother, Janie Sue watched over her family as they lived in several different communities which in order were Lead Mine, and Urbana, Missouri, Derby, Udall, and Horton, Kansas, Bolivar and Springfield, before returning to Bolivar for the last several years of her life.

For the most part while her children were at home Janie Sue was a housewife. Her husband and children could always count on a hot breakfast being ready in the morning, lunch at noon, snacks after school, and a full dinner each evening. She was an outstanding cook and excellent seamstress. She read voraciously and loved flowers and gardening.

She was always there for her family and spent countless hours bandaging cuts, soothing bumps and bruises, and offering help and encouragement for her husband’s work and her children’s activities. She was sort of a super mom and wife and was always available for a ride here and there, to be a trusted escort for her husband at meetings and dinners, or just to sit and talk about what might be bothering her family members and making them all feel better. She rarely took time for herself and was always thinking of others.

She loved her parents and spent many happy hours with her brother Larry and his wife Betty and their children. Her husband’s family became hers and she loved Harold’s parents, brothers and sisters, and all their children. She was especially close to her sister in law June Hoppers and spent many happy times with her throughout their lives. She was proud of her heritage and proud of where she came from.

When their health permitted, Harold and Janie Sue loved traveling around the country particularly with their relatives. It was never mostly about the destination but more about the company. Harold and Janie Sue were very sociable and loved to visit with others. Janie Sue adored her three granddaughters Baylee, Lindsay and Shelby and was fortunate to be able to spend many happy years with them.

When her health began to deteriorate, Janie Sue was fortunate to have her daughter Kim and Kim’s husband Joel next door. Kim and Joel unselfishly spent many hours caring for Janie Sue and sacrificed much to make sure that their mom was well cared for. After moving to an assisted living facility Janie Sue could count on daily visits from Kim up and until her passing.

Janie Sue professed her faith in Jesus Christ as a young woman and her faith never wavered. She was fond of recounting how she was baptized in the river during a sleet storm and how not even the frigid water could dampen her determination to demonstrate her faith in the resurrection and her belief in God’s promise of eternal life for those who believe.

Janie Sue was preceded in death by her parents Dock S. and Edith P. Whitworth, one brother and his wife, Larry and Betty Whitworth, and one sister Rosemary Elliot.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years Harold of Bolivar, her two children Kimberly and husband Joel Kahn, and Steve and wife Lori Henderson, all of Bolivar. Three granddaughters, Baylee and husband Adam Hitchens of Lees Summit, Missouri, Lindsay Henderson of Kansas City, Missouri, and Shelby Henderson of Bolivar. Many nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and nephews whom she loved with all her heart.

Services were held Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Macks Creek, Missouri. Interment followed at Macks Creek Cemetery, Macks Creek, Missouri

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


Michael Henry Rollheiser, 49
Michael Henry Rollheiser, of Linn Creek, Missouri, passed away at the VA Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday, May 11, 2019, just one month short of his 50th birthday.

Mike was born to Jay and Ann Rollheiser in Kansas City, Missouri on June 13, 1969.
Mike graduated from School of the Osage in 1987 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served overseas in Operation Desert Storm. After his service, he received a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from SMSU.

Mike loved his motorcycles, Corvette and other collectibles from movie posters to rare beer cans from all over the world. He had many memories with friends going to Memphis in May each year and boating on the Lake of the Ozarks. Mike lived a good life working and playing hard.

In 1993, Mike and his family, Jay, Ann and Matt, purchased Tonka Hills Restaurant in Linn Creek, Missouri where Mike worked until 2016. He had many great memories with the customers and coworkers who became friends over the years. Mike was a character and always had people laughing.

Mike is survived by his sister Susan and husband Dan Hutchins of Shawnee, Kansas, his brothers Mark Rollheiser of Olathe, Kansas and Matt Rollheiser and life partner of 9 years, Stephanie Anderson of Camdenton, Missouri, his nephews, Andy Rollheiser of Camdenton, Missouri, Tom and wife Katherine Hutchins of Hermosa Beach, California, David Hutchins of Shawnee, Kansas, and Tyler Walsh of Camdenton, Missouri, and cousin, Lee Ann and husband Vaughn Lane of Topeka, Kansas.

Mike was blessed with many other special friends who loved him dearly, Michelle Snyder of St. Louis, Missouri, his companion of 20 years, Dalena Harper of Stoutland, Missouri, his companion seven years and her children, Kenden Harper, Kaiden Spangler, and Kolten Harper, and former wife, Ashley Rollheiser and her son Chase Leporin of Camdenton, Missouri, and many more than we could possibly mention.

Services were held Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Hwy 42, in Osage Beach, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, 800 Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65201, or Dogwood Animal Shelter, 1075 Runabout Dr, Osage Beach, M) 65049

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

Published 5-29-19

Garry Lee “Uncle” Broomfield, 73
Garry Lee “Uncle” Broomfield, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. He was born December 29, 1945, in Montclair, California, a son of the late Samuel and Winifred (Hester) Broomfield.

He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and worked as a tow truck driver for many years.

In his spare time, he enjoyed collecting model railroads.

He is survived by his niece, Elsie Wehrle of the home; nephew, Carl Wehrle of Las Vegas, Nevada; a great-niece and four great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, British Wehrle, Ronald Broomfield and Randy Bartley.

There are no services planned at this time.

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

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


Michael Lee Jarrett, 58
Michael Lee Jarrett, of Montreal, Missouri, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 at his home in Montreal.

Michael was born April 23, 1961 in Versailles, Missouri, the son of Carl and Jane (Twitchel) Jarrett.

He was raised in the Kansas City area, and moved with his family to Camdenton in 1970, where he graduated from Camdenton high School. After graduating he worked as a brick layer for many years as well as installing carpet.

Michael is survived by his parents, Carl and Jane Jarrett, of Lebanon, Missouri; his girlfriend Melinda Neal of Montreal, Missouri; his step-children, Jed Gundy, Stacy Gouldie and Laurel Gouldie; his brother Keith Jarrett of Michigan; his sister, Marilyn Persinger of Lebanon, Missouri; a nephew, Nick Gaston of Lebanon, Missouri; a niece, Billie Jane “B.J.” Looney of Camdenton, Missouri; one great-niece and three great-nephews; along with a host of other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Earl and Christina Jarrett; maternal grandparents, Acle and Opal Twitchel; his brother Douglas Gene Jarrett; and a nephew, Seth Carroll.

Michael was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. He will always be remembered, along with the many cherished memories he helped create along the way.

Services were held Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment followed at Freedom Cemetery.

Memorial donations are suggested to Dogwood Animal Shelter, Freedom Cemetery, or charity of choice.

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

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

Anthony J. “Tony” Westhusing, 63
Anthony J. “Tony” Westhusing, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019, after a brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Tony was born on April 5, 1956 and was a lifelong resident of the Lake area.

Tony’s fingerprints are present all around the lake area through his career in the construction and development business. He built many homes and several of the early condominium projects throughout the Lake of the Ozarks, most recently, The Villas at Grand Glaize.

Tony led a big life and lived it to the fullest in his short time here with us. He had many interests through the years.

As a kid he and his family traveled around the area to Motocross races where he and his brother raced nearly every weekend during the season. He loved boating and owned boats from small to large throughout the years. He was involved in car racing in the 80’s for a short time.

Tony loved horses from a young age and enjoyed owning them and trail riding whether locally or traveling to organized trail rides in southern Missouri. He loved riding motorcycles, especially his Harley Davidson.

Tony truly enjoyed his farm, raising cattle and horses and traveling around the country in his motor home.

Tony is survived by his little dog Princess Mia and his loving companion Nancy Histed of the home; son Anthony J Westhusing II, and wife Christa and granddaughters Ella and Sophia of Linn Creek, Missouri; daughter Andrea Westhusing, and fiancé Shane Balash and granddaughter Lexie and grandsons Logan and Chansten of Nixa, Missouri.

He is also survived by his siblings Cathy Mueller and husband Ed of Lake Ozark, Missouri, Anna Stoltz and husband Al of Kimberling City, Missouri, Paul Westhusing and wife Paula and John Westhusing, all of Osage Beach, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

Tony will be truly missed by many whose lives he touched. He had a big, generous heart for his family and friends and you could always count on him to have “something” to say.

He made us laugh and drove us crazy and we loved him dearly. He leaves a very big hole in our lives and hearts.

Services for Tony were held Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Ozark.

A celebration of life was held following the services.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to a charity of choice.

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

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


Rosemary Goforth Curry, 70
Rosemary Goforth Curry, of Laurie, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019, at her home. She was born December 22, 1948, in Fall River, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Austin and Mary (Abreu) Curry.

Rosemary served as the activities director at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles for over twenty years until her retirement.

For many years, she served as a Girl Scout leader, directed and acted in several productions at the Royal Theatre in Versailles and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.

Throughout her life, in her spare time, she enjoyed volunteering, singing, dancing, acting, riding horses, surfing and sewing. Most of all, she loved her family and lived her life as a humble servant of God.

She was a member of the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church and Beta Sigma Phi.

She is survived by her daughters, Heather Evans and husband William of Eureka, Missouri and Ginger Goforth and family of Lake Ozark, Missouri; step-son, Nick Anderson of Versailles, Missouri; two grandchildren, Sydney Evans and Max Evans; sister, Lisa Belflower and husband Dave of Dahlonega, Georgia; nieces, Amanda Belflower and Jennifer Goforth; nephews, Gideon Belflower and wife Megan, Zach Goforth and Jon Goforth; great-niece, Adeline Belflower and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gilbert Amaral and a step-son, Adam Anderson.

A celebration of Rosemary’s life was held Wednesday, May 22, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

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

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

Published 5-22-19

John Robert White, 70
John Robert White, born November 29 1948 in Jefferson City, Missouri, to Georgia and John White, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Eldon, Missouri.

John is survived by his wife Jenny White.

He is also survived by his daughters, Christina Martin, and husband, Joshua Martin Jessica Cable and Anita Davis (foster daughter) and his grandchildren, Kristin Cable, Austin Cable, Andrea Hammond and husband Tanner Hammond, Kaleb Cable, Sara Cable, and Kylie Martin, Samuel and Pamela White, Tammy and John Stains and other numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

John received a Bachelor of Music Education and worked at multiple schools after graduating, including Norborne School, Eldorado Springs School, Crocker School, and Stover School until he officially retired in 2008, though he returned to work at Stover School part time until 2015.

Music was his passion; it filled his home with joy. His students adored him.

John’s music groups have won over 130 major awards. His music changed the lives of many and there was rarely a day when he was not playing music in his home, while family visited and grandchildren played.

John White will forever be in our hearts and souls and dearly missed each and every moment.

A Celebration of Life was held Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Interment followed at Eldon City Cemetery in Eldon, Missouri.

Memorials are suggested to a fund established for grandchildren’s education.

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


Larry Heup
Larry Heup, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019. He was baptized into Christ on February 1, 1948. Larry was confirmed in the Christian faith on April 13, 1962.

He served his country in the United States Air Force for over twenty-nine years. Larry was a dearly loved member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Versailles.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ruth and Edward Heup. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Heup; son, Michael Heup; step-son, Jason Pfingstmann; brother, Lee Heup and sister, Ellen Heup.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 17, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Versailles with Pastor Erik Rottmann officiating.

Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the Versailles Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Grace Lutheran 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.


Christopher Dean Dunavant, 57
Christopher Dean Dunavant, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at his home. He was born, December 11, 1961 in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of Thurman Edward and Isabelle Marie (Manning) Dunavant.

He was raised in Gravois Mills, Missouri and was a graduate of Morgan County R-II High School in Versailles. He lived most of his life in the Versailles, Missouri area and the Kansas City, Missouri area.

He worked as a salesman for Reynold’s Building Materials, Freedom Cycles and Larry’s Motor Sports. He attended Rock Brook Church and was a Hospice Support Volunteer. He loved to cook and his specialty was biscuits and gravy.

He was the family caregiver and always made sure to watch his favorite soap opera, “Days of Our Lives.”

Survivors include his children, Ted Dunavant of Lake Ozark, Missouri and Syd Dunavant and husband Dustin Vonderschmidt of Macks Creek, Missouri; a grandson, Nicky Dunavant; his siblings, Michael Edward Dunavant and wife Debbie of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Ronald Dunavant and Dennis Dunavant both of Kansas City, Missouri and Sis Dunavant of Raymore, Missouri; the mother of his children, Suzy Dunavant of Camdenton, Missouri; his co-pilot, Cat his dog and a host of other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Tim Dunavant.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Janie Sue (Whitworth) Henderson, 84
Janie Sue (Whitworth) Henderson of Bolivar, Missouri was born in Eldridge, Missouri near Tunnel Dam April 16, 1935 the daughter of Dock and Edith (McClanahan) Whitworth.

She passed away May 12, 2019 at Parkview Care Facility in Bolivar, Missouri with her children by her side after a several-year battle with the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Janie Sue, as she was called, spent most of her younger days growing up in Camden County near Macks Creek. She attended several schools as a young girl including Pleasant Grove, Camdenton and briefly in Kansas City during WWII before maturing into a strikingly beautiful young woman, graduating as the Annual Queen from Macks Creek High School in 1953.

After graduation she attended Southwest Missouri State in Springfield for a year before moving to Kansas City with several other childhood friends to find work. Janie Sue quickly secured a job with Suconi Mobile Oil in Downtown KC and loved to tell of how she on occasion rode in the same elevator as Harry Truman who had an office in her building.

While seeking a ride back to Macks Creek one weekend with her cousin, she shared a car with a young man fresh out of the Air Force whose home was in Tunas. She must have liked him because one thing led to another and Harold Henderson and Janie Sue Whitworth were united in marriage at the First Baptist Church in Macks Creek March 16th. 1956.

Only her passing 63 years later could separate the couple. To this union two children, Steve and Kim, were born.

As a young Mother, Janie Sue watched over her family as they lived in several different communities which in order were Lead Mine, and Urbana, Missouri, Derby, Udall, and Horton, Kansas, Bolivar and Springfield, before returning to Bolivar for the last several years of her life.

For the most part while her children were at home Janie Sue was a housewife. Her husband and children could always count on a hot breakfast being ready in the morning, lunch at noon, snacks after school, and a full dinner each evening. She was an outstanding cook and excellent seamstress. She read voraciously and loved flowers and gardening.

She was always there for her family and spent countless hours bandaging cuts, soothing bumps and bruises, and offering help and encouragement for her husband’s work and her children’s activities. She was sort of a super mom and wife and was always available for a ride here and there, to be a trusted escort for her husband at meetings and dinners, or just to sit and talk about what might be bothering her family members and making them all feel better. She rarely took time for herself and was always thinking of others.

She loved her parents and spent many happy hours with her brother Larry and his wife Betty and their children. Her husband’s family became hers and she loved Harold’s parents, brothers and sisters, and all their children. She was especially close to her sister in law June Hoppers and spent many happy times with her throughout their lives. She was proud of her heritage and proud of where she came from.

When their health permitted, Harold and Janie Sue loved traveling around the country particularly with their relatives. It was never mostly about the destination but more about the company. Harold and Janie Sue were very sociable and loved to visit with others. Janie Sue adored her three granddaughters Baylee, Lindsay and Shelby and was fortunate to be able to spend many happy years with them.

When her health began to deteriorate, Janie Sue was fortunate to have her daughter Kim and Kim’s husband Joel next door. Kim and Joel unselfishly spent many hours caring for Janie Sue and sacrificed much to make sure that their mom was well cared for. After moving to an assisted living facility Janie Sue could count on daily visits from Kim up and until her passing.

Janie Sue professed her faith in Jesus Christ as a young woman and her faith never wavered. She was fond of recounting how she was baptized in the river during a sleet storm and how not even the frigid water could dampen her determination to demonstrate her faith in the resurrection and her belief in God’s promise of eternal life for those who believe.

Janie Sue was preceded in death by her parents Dock S. and Edith P. Whitworth, one brother and his wife, Larry and Betty Whitworth, and one sister Rosemary Elliot.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years Harold of Bolivar, her two children Kimberly and husband Joel Kahn, and Steve and wife Lori Henderson, all of Bolivar. Three granddaughters, Baylee and husband Adam Hitchens of Lees Summit, Missouri, Lindsay Henderson of Kansas City, Missouri, and Shelby Henderson of Bolivar. Many nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and nephews whom she loved with all her heart.

Services were held Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Macks Creek, Missouri. Interment followed at Macks Creek Cemetery, Macks Creek, Missouri,

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


Michael Henry Rollheiser, 49
Michael Henry Rollheiser, of Linn Creek, Missouri, passed away at the VA Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday, May 11, 2019, just one month short of his 50th birthday.

Mike was born to Jay and Ann Rollheiser in Kansas City, Missouri on June 13, 1969.
Mike graduated from School of the Osage in 1987 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served overseas in Operation Desert Storm. After his service, he received a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from SMSU.

Mike loved his motorcycles, Corvette and other collectibles from movie posters to rare beer cans from all over the world. He had many memories with friends going to Memphis in May each year and boating on the Lake of the Ozarks. Mike lived a good life working and playing hard.

In 1993, Mike and his family, Jay, Ann and Matt, purchased Tonka Hills Restaurant in Linn Creek, Missouri where Mike worked until 2016. He had many great memories with the customers and coworkers who became friends over the years. Mike was a character and always had people laughing.

Mike is survived by his sister Susan and husband Dan Hutchins of Shawnee, Kansas, his brothers Mark Rollheiser of Olathe, Kansas and Matt Rollheiser and life partner of 9 years, Stephanie Anderson of Camdenton, Missouri, his nephews, Andy Rollheiser of Camdenton, Missouri, Tom and wife Katherine Hutchins of Hermosa Beach, California, David Hutchins of Shawnee, Kansas, and Tyler Walsh of Camdenton, Missouri, and cousin, Lee Ann and husband Vaughn Lane of Topeka, Kansas.

Mike was blessed with many other special friends who loved him dearly, Michelle Snyder of St. Louis, Missouri, his companion of 20 years, Dalena Harper of Stoutland, Missouri, his companion seven years and her children, Kenden Harper, Kaiden Spangler, and Kolten Harper, and former wife, Ashley Rollheiser and her son Chase Leporin of Camdenton, Missouri, and many more than we could possibly mention.

Services were held Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Hwy 42, in Osage Beach, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, 800 Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65201, or Dogwood Animal Shelter, 1075 Runabout Dr, Osage Beach, M) 65049

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

Published 5-15-19

Frances Lucille Schwartz Falter, 91
Frances Lucille Schwartz Falter, passed peacefully on April 30, 2019. Beloved wife and preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Gilbert Allen Falter, and son, Timothy Allen, of only six years young.

She is survived by, and the dearest mother of daughters Sharon Falter (Russ), Terri Falter, Joy Cluck (Mathew), and son, Kelly Falter (Amelia); loving grandmother of 11; Jill Maddux (Herb), Sandy McGuire, Erin Pirtle (Andy), Laura Sanchez (Jerry), Hank Cluck, Shawn Cluck (Stephanie), Carrie Cluck, Adrianne Cluck, Heather Shelton, Trinity Kahn (Dylan), Kel Falter (Emily) and great- grandmother of 18; loving partner to O’Dean Stover and his loving family; our dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend.

Fran was born in the Overland suburb of St. Louis. She was the oldest of 14 siblings. Preceded in death by her mother, Adeline Hester Schwartz, and 10 other siblings, she is survived by four sisters; Ann Gwaltney, Doodle Fuller, Joy and Dorothy Schwartz.

Fran resided in Camdenton, MO. She sacrificed for our country as a Naval Officer’s wife. She experienced life as a factory worker as well as an entrepreneur. She cherished her family.

She enjoyed travel, cruises, bingo, St. Louis Cardinal Baseball, crocheting, and occasional weekends at the casino.

Fran was extremely outgoing, laughed a lot, and was loved by all who knew her. She will be deeply missed.

Services were held Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Hedges - Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

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

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

Published 5-8-19

Deidre Anne (Johnson) Smith, 59
Deidre Anne (Johnson) Smith, passed unexpectedly into God’s loving arms on Monday, April 22, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born to Ronald Henry Johnson and Dorothea Suzanne (Seymour)Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard E. Smith.

She is survived by her parents; a sister, Tamara; and her children, April Svec and husband Michael, Ashley Lux, Amie Smith, Eric Smith and Joshua Smith. She was an adoring Nana to Justin, Cameron and Brendan Smith and Olivia, Ethan and EmilySvec.

Dee was an amazing person, a talented artist, loyal friend, adorable daughter, fierce momma, and a delightful Nana.

There was nothing creative she could not do. She loved challenges and energetically pursued her interests. She studied sewing, cake decorating and flower arranging until she found her true passion in photography.

She was instrumental in the family marine business and set a fashion trend for wearing mink coats while winterizing boats.

She derived so much pleasure from helping others. Her smile, her laugh and her joy were infectious. And she will be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Burial followed in Garber Memorial Estates, Laurie, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made to Stand Up To Cancer.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Roberta Geraldine Ray, 84
Roberta Geraldine Ray, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at University Hospital, Columbia, Missouri. She was born May 19, 1934 in Fayette, Missouri a daughter of James Francis and Okla Guenette (Hardie) Fisher.

She was united in marriage to Thomas Ray who preceded her in death in 2009. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Evelyn Truax and Marie Ballard.

Survivors include her children, Carol Leeper of Oak Grove, Missouri, Fonda Terry of Bessemer City, North Carolina, Christopher Rodgers of Blackshear, Georgia and Sonja Hearron of Independence, Missouri; her grandchildren, Michelle Camerlynch, Misty Todd, Sarah Rissler, Christopher Charles Rodgers, III, James Rodgers, Casey Kennington, Christina Porter and Tony Porter; seventeen great-grandchildren; a brother, James Fisher of Kansas City, Kansas and a close friend, Frank O’Leary.

Roberta was raised in Kansas City, Kansas and retired to the Lake of the Ozarks. She once lived down the street from Porter Wagoner and had met Ed Asner.

She was a talented seamstress and was proud to have made many clothes for her children. She made over seventy quilts and her family reaped the benefit by each receiving a handmade quilt.

Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren enjoyed time spent at her lake home. Roberta never met a stranger and enjoyed going to the Westside Senior Center where she also volunteered.

She had been a member of the Ladies Shrine in Independence, Missouri.

A celebration of life was held Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Westside Senior Center, 1501 Highway O, Gravois Mills, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Westside Senior Center.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Irvin B. Weaver, 78
Irvin B. Weaver, age 78 years, 1 month and 17 days, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at University Hospital, Columbia, Missouri. He was born March 10, 1941 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, a son of Phares M. and Anna Mary (Burkholder) Weaver.

He was married to Emma M. Reiff on November 14, 1963 in Leola, Pennsylvania.

Irvin was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Edwin Weaver and an infant brother and two sisters, Miriam Zeiset and Amy Weaver.

Survivors include his wife, Emma M. Weaver of Versailles, Missouri; seven children, Karen Kilmer and husband Orvie of Clarksburg, Missouri, Glenn Weaver and wife Kathryn of Versailles, Missouri, Joyce Ramer and husband Russell of Russellville, Missouri, Gerald Weaver and wife Annetta of Versailles, Missouri, Janice Zimmerman and husband Edward of Fortuna, Missouri, Rosanne Kilmer and husband Daniel of Barnett, Missouri and Norma Ramer and husband John of Russellville, Missouri; forty-nine grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Phares Weaver and wife Mary Ella and Nelson Weaver all of Ephrata, Pennsylvania; seven sisters, Alta Shirk of Holland, Kentucky, Emma Zimmerman of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, Lydia Horst and husband Milton of East Earl, Pennsylvania, Lena Zimmerman of Lititz, Pennsylvania, Verna Newswenger and husband David of New Holland, Pennsylvania, Anna Martin and husband Aaron of Martinsburg, Pennsylvania and Louella Kulp and husband Isaac of Hodgdon, Maine and a host of other relatives.

Irvin was a retired farmer. He moved to Versailles, Missouri on March 1, 1978. He was ordained as a minister for Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church in Latham, Missouri on November 1, 1978 and served until his death.

Services were held Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at North Ozark Mennonite Church, Versailles, Missouri.

Officiating ministers include Luke Fox, Marlin Kilmer, Carl Hoover, Ivan Sloan and Nelson Hoover. Pallbearers serving are Nathaniel Kilmer, Travis Weaver, Shawn Weaver, Jason Weaver, Dwayne Kilmer and Rick Zimmerman.

Burial was in North Ozark Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Marie A. Schooling, 96
Marie A. Schooling of Edwards, Missouri, went into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father on April 27, 2019 at the Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Marie was born Mary Angela Talarico on August 30, 1921 in Maple Shade, New Jersey the daughter of James and Mary (Leo) Talarico.

She met the love of her life, Maurice A. “Jack” Schooling while he was on leave from the Navy. They were united in marriage in 1945 and moved to Kansas. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.

She is preceded in death by her husband M.A. “Jack” Schooling who passed in October of 1988, her son James “Jimmy” C. Schooling who passed in June of 2009, her parents James and Mary Talarico, three brothers James, Jr., William and Joseph Talarico and a sister Deloris Maltz.

She leaves behind two daughters; Janet Lewis, and her husband Robert, of Edwards, Missouri and Sharon Patterson, and her husband Pat, of Olathe, Kansas.

She is survived by her four grandsons and thirteen great-grandchildren; Scott Basinger, of DeSoto, Kansas (Jessica, Sarah, Hope, Lily); Jerry Basinger, and his wife Tiffany, of Overland Park, Kansas (Noah and Derek); Tony Burks, and his wife Tara, of Kansas City, Kansas (Jasper and Jackson); Fred Lamonte, and his wife Darla, of Ozark, Missouri (Gemma and Evie); one granddaughter; Shawna Taylor, and her husband Brian, of Kansas City, Kansas (Ashley, Kylie and Alexia) plus a sister Teri Horner, of New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a private graveside service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Reser Funeral Home, 101 W. Main Street, Warsaw, Missouri.


Richard D. McClain, 76
Richard D. McClain, of Versailles, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City. He was born August 7, 1942, in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Judith (Larson) McClain.

Richard was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Vietnam.

For many years, Richard hauled livestock for several rodeo companies. He worked as a truck driver for over fifty years. In his spare time, he enjoyed cattle farming.

He attended the Cowboy Church in Tipton.

In addition to his wife, Judy, he is survived by his sons, Jerry McClain and wife Karen and Kenny Twyman all of Versailles; his daughters, Ellie Witt of Versailles and Carolyn Howzer of St. Peters, Florida; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Eleanor Miller.

Services were held Monday, May 6, at the Cowboy Church in Tipton with Reverend Larry Marriott officiating. Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the New Zion Cemetery near Clarksburg, 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.


Harold Wayne Marple, 76
Harold Wayne Marple, of Gravois Mills, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born September 24, 1942, in Versailles, a son of the late Claude Harold and Olive Francis (McCoy) Marple.

On December 28, 1963, he was united in marriage to Martha Ann Register. They shared fifty-three years of marriage before she preceded him in death on December 16, 2016.

Wayne retired from Fasco in Eldon and worked part time for Poly Lift Boat Lifts by Hydro Systems in Sunrise Beach until retiring permanently.

He was a member of the West Union Baptist Church in Versailles.

Wayne enjoyed racing, fishing, traveling and spending time with his family.

His grandchildren will remember him as the most wonderful grandpa in the world.

He is survived by his children, Rhonda James and husband Steve of Gravois Mills, Missouri, Pamela Smith and husband Hal of Versailles, Missouri and Renea Marple of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Larry Marple and Shorty Marple.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 3, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Rod Campbell officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Versailles Cemetery.

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

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

Published 5-1-19

Mary Sue Rowland, 82
Mary Sue Rowland, of Stover, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Golden Age Living Center in Stover. She was born December 6, 1936, in Saline County, Missouri a daughter of the late James Russell and Edith Joyce (Randolph) Renno.

Mary was united in marriage to Warren Whitney who preceded her in death. Later, she married Forrest “Skip” Rowland who also preceded her in death.

She owned and operated Whitney’s Nursing Home for many years. After moving to Stover, she owned Bristol Manor for many years until her retirement.

Mary loved raising her children and was always helping others. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, sewing and doing embroidery work.

She was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Marshall and attended the United Pentecostal Church in Versailles.

Her family would like to thank Golden Age Living Center for the compassion and care shown to Mary.

She is survived by her children, Mary Scheil of Stover, Missouri, Marvin Whitney of Marshall, Missouri, Donna Langley of Stover, Missouri, Lucille Metcalfe and husband Ronald of Warsaw, Missouri, Gary Whitney and wife Janet of Stover, Missouri and Linda Estes and husband Tommy of Stover, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; seventeen great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Ruth Renno of Kansas City, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Ernie Whitney, Sr., two daughters, Joyce June Whitney and Ovilla Ann Whitney, brothers, James Edward Renno and Tommy Renno, a sister, June Starky, a son-in-law, David Scheil, daughter-in-law, Glenda “Jeanie” Whitney and a great-granddaughter, Kyla Rae Estes.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 22, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment followed in the Stover Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 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.


Jack Elwood Williams, 89
Jack Elwood Williams of Lake Ozark, Missouri passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019 from complications related to a recent fall.

Born in a small farm house in Ojai, California on July 12th 1929, he was one of four sons of Clarence and Ada Williams. Jack graduated from Nordhoff High School in 1947 having served as the Associated Student Body President, attended Boys State and later graduated from UCLA where he excelled in mathematics as well as track and field athletics as a pole-vaulter.

He became an accomplished business executive working for both Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica, California, Charlotte, North Carolina and Huntington Beach, California then later moving to Pacific Mutual Insurance in Newport Beach, California.

Jack was also an accomplished volunteer donating thousands of hours to Irvine Ranch Boy Scout Troop 36 and then later the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at Lake Ozark where he and his wife Bessie became solid members of the community upon their retirement.

He is survived by two of his brothers Jim and Glenn, children Michael S. Williams, David Williams and wife Moy, Pete Williams and wife Tina, Carol Windover and step-son from his marriage to Bessie Mae Williams, Michael Lumbard and his wife Susan along with numerous grandchildren, nephews, cousins and assorted relatives throughout the country.

A community gathering was scheduled for Sunday, April 28 at Ruthie D’s Restaurant, in Lake Ozark.

Donations may be sent to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 085-03-06. Semper Paratus

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

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

Lawrence (Larry) Haines, 80
Lawrence (Larry) Haines, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 at Christian Health Care in Lebanon, Missouri.

Larry was born December 12, 1938 in Gresham, Oregon. He was the son of Homer David and Leona Elsie Haines. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Camdenton, Missouri.

Larry was a Chef at the Arvada, Colorado Elks Lodge where he met Janet. They were married in the Elks Lodge on December 28, 1980. Later, after Janet joined the Catholic Church, they were remarried, July 25, 1998 at Visitation Catholic Church in Vienna, Missouri.

Larry enjoyed fishing with his two sons, Ken and Larry John. He was a Charter Member of the Laurie Elks Lodge and the Camdenton Moose Lodge. Larry was also a member of the Knights of Columbus in Camdenton, Missouri.

Larry is survived by his wife, Janet (Jan), of the home; a son Kenneth Haines and a daughter Teresa Miller of Lincoln, Nebraska; two grandchildren, Andrew Miller and Danelle (Justin) Arleque of Lincoln, Nebraska and three great- grandchildren.

He is also survived by a brother, James (Rosie) Haines of Sioux City, Iowa and two sisters, Diane Muth of Napa, California and Arlene Thompson of Riverside, California; two step-daughters, Janalee Park Rogers of Scappoose, Oregon and Valerie Park of Santa Fe, New Mexico; along with several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his father, Homer and his mother, Leona Haines; his son Larry John Haines; two brothers, Tom and John Haines; and three sisters, Barbara Rochester, Carol Hageman and Patricia Talbott.

Funeral Mass was held Friday, April 26, 2019, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Camdenton, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Anthony Cemetery Fund and left at the church.


Lewis Doyle Hicks, 75
Lewis Doyle Hicks, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019 at his home in Camdenton.

Lewis was born July 14, 1943 in Lebanon, Missouri. He was the son of Huiey and Gladys (Moore) Hicks.

On May 18, 1968 in Lebanon, Missouri, Lewis was united in marriage to Naomi Kathryne Collins who preceded him in death October 10, 2018. They had shared over 50 years together as husband and wife at the time of Naomi’s passing.

Lewis was a self-employed carpenter through the years and was a member of the Carpenters Union in Kansas City, Missouri. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching western movies and car racing. He loved spending time outdoors, especially if he was hunting and fishing.

Lewis is survived by his stepson Dennis Franklin; his grandchildren, Jessica Hicks, Dillon Hicks and wife, Megan, and Mallorie Mareda and husband, Ryan; his great grandchildren, Kira, Preston, Kayden, and Emberlee.

Lewis is also survived by his brothers, Paul Hicks, Kenny Hicks and wife, Judy, and Tom Hicks and wife, Jing; his sisters, Mary Sue Tyre and husband, Bob, and Doris McNew and husband, Kenny, along with several other relatives and friends.

Lewis was preceded in death by his parents Huiey and Gladys Hicks; his wife, Naomi Hicks; his son, Dwayne Hicks; his brothers, Lawrence, Clarence, James Todd, Wayne and Edward; and his sisters Alma Dame, Retha Dame, Maxine Keller, Linda Sheets and Melba Hicks.

Graveside Services were held Friday, April 26, 2019 at Flatwoods Bible Church Cemetery in Bennett Springs, Missouri.

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

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


Robert Antone “Bob” Bastel, 73
Robert Antone “Bob” Bastel, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at his home. He was born May 11, 1945 in Kansas City, Kansas, a son of Julius Fredrick and Betty Rae (Baker) Bastel.

On September 5, 1964 in Kansas City, Kansas, he was united in marriage to Donna Marie Curran. Together they shared the past fifty-four years of marriage.

Bob was raised in the Kansas City area. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Kansas City where he eventually became a remodeling contractor.

After spending many weekends at the Lake of the Ozarks, he and Donna moved there full time in 1992.

He was a member of the Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 in Laurie, Zack Wheat American Legion Post #624 in Sunrise Beach, Lake of the Ozarks Horseshoe Club and the Coral Sea Association.

In his free time, he enjoyed horseshoes, fishing and collecting coins. He ran and participated in a Cornhole League in Laurie. He very much enjoyed drinking beer with his buddies.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Bastel of the home; a son, Paul Bastel and wife Kelley of Gravois Mills, Missouri; a daughter, Rhonda Colgan and husband Patrick of Walpole, Massachusetts; four grandchildren, Cortney Holliday, Zackary Bastel, Ethan Colgan and Casey Colgan; two great-grandchildren, Devron and Nevaeh Holliday; two sisters, Joan Bastel of Laurie, Missouri and Jennifer Steffee of Mission, Kansas and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, KeighleyAlyea and three siblings, Sandra Johnson, Larry Bastel and Bonnie McClure-Amos.

A celebration of life will be held from 1:00-5:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Vinny’s Café in Laurie,

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

James “Danny” Lewis, 56
James “Danny” Lewis, 56, of Gravois Mills, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at his home. He was born June 16, 1962, in Indiana, a son of the late James Lee and Anna Lee Lewis.

Danny was employed at Country Club Hotel and Spa in Lake Ozark for several years. He was also a vendor at the Jacob’s Cave Swap Meet and the Flea Market in Versailles for many years.

He was a jack of all trades who was known to fix anything that was asked of him. He enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting and fishing.

Danny loved his family and will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his son, David Ray Quick of Stover, Missouri; granddaughter, Olivia Quick; the love of his life, Tammy Lewis of Laurie, Missouri; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter and four brothers, Ed Lewis, Jim Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis and John Paul Lewis.

A private family interment will be held in the Versailles Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

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