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 5-23-18

“Vince” William DeVos III, 46
“Vince” William DeVos III of Linn Creek, Missouri passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Vince was born July 25, 1971 in Warrensburg, Missouri to Vincent W. DeVos Jr. and Carolyn Dorris (Merritt). He was raised by and looked up to his Father “Big Papa D” Jim Dorris.

He spent most of his growing up years in Lebanon, Missouri. On October 23, 2013, Vince met his soulmate, Sabrina DeVos (Parlin); together they enjoyed over five wonderful and fun filled years of life.

Vince went to Lebanon High School where he competed in wrestling and earned a varsity letter and rocked his mullet.

He then went on to attend mortuary school in Dallas, Texas. He later returned to Lake of the Ozarks to be close to family and friends.

Vince dedicated most of his career in the boating industry at Lake of the Ozarks. He worked for Marine Max, formerly known as Arrowhead Marina, for 15 years. He also assisted starting and managing several businesses.

During the last five years of his life, he worked doing his favorite job with his favorite people at HMI Fireplace Shop as their sales associate.

Vince loved his family, especially his kids, who adored and worshipped him. He was a great father and mentor.

He was committed to God and one of his favorite scriptures was: “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” James 1:19 (NIV)

Vince enjoyed boating, fishing, listening to music, DIY projects, and working outside with family. He also enjoyed motorcycles and riding the four-wheeler, outdoor games, cards and board games, cooking, traveling and swimming.

Vince is survived by his wife Sabrina, sons Chance and Bryce, daughter Madison, parents Jim and Carolyn Dorris, Vincent and Kathy DeVos, brothers Bo (Betty), David and Joe (Kim), maternal grandparents George and Beverly Merritt, aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Grace and Vincent DeVos.

The family received friends for a Celebration of Life- Visitation, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorial Donations are suggested to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (pancan.org)

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.


Henry “Hank” Heller, 60
Henry “Hank” Heller, of Laurie, formerly of Sedalia, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Laurie Care Center. He was born July 26, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, a son of Richard Heller, Sr. and Beverly (Olsen) Minyen.

He joined the United States Army in 1979 and later worked at a sheltered workshop. He loved playing bingo and listening to classic rock music.

Hank will be remembered for his sweet, gentle spirit.

He is survived by his father, Richard Heller, Sr. of Barnett, Missouri; his mother, Beverly Minyen of Versailles, Missouri; three brothers, Richard Heller and wife Beverly of Versailles, Missouri, John Heller and wife Jackie of Marquette, Michigan and Robert Heller of Frankfort, Illinois; two sisters, Roberta Rice and husband Mike of Sunrise Beach, Missouri and Linda Deason and Darren of Laurie, Missouri; thirteen nieces and nephews; twenty great-nieces and nephews; a very special cousin, Marianne Marshall and husband Bob of Schaumburg, Illinois and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Heller.

A small family service will be held.

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

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


Robert William Bueker, 64
Robert William “Bob” Bueker, of Gravois Mills, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018, at his home. He was born November 25, 1953, in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of William J. and Verniece (Lee) Bueker.

On January 27, 1990, in St. Louis, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Lillian (Baker) Bueker.

He and Lillian have owned J&K Café for the last seven years.

Bob was a member of the Kent Memorial Lutheran Church and attended Crossroads Church both in Sunrise Beach.

When he wasn’t working at the restaurant, he enjoyed spending time outdoors deer hunting.

Bob was a joy to be around. He had an outgoing personality and never met a stranger. He loved his family and treasured the time he spent with them.

In addition to his wife, Lillian, he is survived by his daughters, Jacqueline Bueker and Krysta Bueker Foushee both of Springfield, Missouri; grandson, Jaxton Paul Bueker; his mother and step-father, Verniece and Paul Boswell of St. Louis, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, William J. Bueker and his brother, James Steven Bueker.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, June 3rd, at Crossroads Assembly of God Church, 680 Beachwood Drive, Sunrise Beach, Missouri 65079. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

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

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


James Morgan Francis, 89
James Morgan Francis, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018, at his home. He was born January 29, 1929, in Linn Creek, Missouri, a son of the late Roy Clinton and Jessie Mae (Patterson) Francis.

James grew up in Sunrise Beach, and attended Oak Hill Grade School and Versailles High School.

On December 23, 1950, in Versailles, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Willa Dean (Irwin) Francis. Together, they shared sixty-eight years of marriage and raised seven children on their family farm in Versailles.

James was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean Conflict. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal W/4 and Bronze Service Stars – United Nations Service Medal and Meritorious Unit Commendation.

He was honorably discharged with the rank of Technical Sergeant.

James spent his life working as an electrician and an IBEW Union member. Following his retirement, he enjoyed spending his time farming.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 320 in Versailles.

James was an outdoorsman who enjoyed coon hunting and fishing. He also spent time with Willa playing cards and dancing.

In addition to his wife, Willa, he is survived by his children, Jim Francis and wife Liz, Roger Francis and wife Marya Lynn, Jerry Francis and companion Sharon Larsen, Kathy Brown and husband Dale, Julie Decker and husband Frank, David Francis and wife Kathy and Sue Conley and husband Michael; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; his sister, Alma K. Merriott and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Glen Roy Francis and his brother-in-law, Jack G. Merriott.

Funeral and Masonic services were held Wednesday, May 16, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Missouri School for the Blind, 3815 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110. 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.


Donna Louise Bensley, 84
Donna Louise Bensley, of Versailles, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. She was born September 2, 1933 in Des Moines, Iowa, a daughter of the late Hollis Rawson and Fay (Toepfer) Israel.

In 1952, she was united in marriage to Marion James Bensley and together they shared forty-three years of marriage before his passing in December of 1995.

Donna was raised in Des Moines, Iowa and after her marriage lived in various places. She moved to the Lake of the Ozarks ten years ago and became a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, Missouri.

She retired from AT&T as a manager after twenty-eight years of service. To say she loved cats was an understatement and her cats adored her. She was an avid football fan as well.

Survivors include her four sons, Marion James Bensley, Jr. of Warner Robins, Georgia, Hollis Dale Bensley and wife Viola of Camdenton, Missouri, Michael Allen Bensley and wife Lillian of Cherryville, North Carolina and Todd Steven Bensley and wife Jenelle of Coldwater, Michigan; twenty-four grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Mary Lou Kile of Hesperia, California; a brother, Hollis Toepfer of Sierra Vista, Arizona and many other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, May 18, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Laurie, Missouri. Graveside services and burial was held Monday, May 21, 2018 in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.

Memorial donations may be made to OzarksKat and K9 Shelter.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Clara May (Anderson) Manton, 84
Clara May (Anderson) Manton, of Buffalo, Missouri passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 under the loving care of the staff at Colonial Springs Health Care Facility.

Clara was born December 3, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the daughter of James Howard and Myrtle Leta (Dye) Anderson.

Clara moved with her family to California, graduated from High School and met her father’s fishing buddy, a young Navy air traffic controller named Charles (Chuck) Manton. She and Chuck married in Pacific Grove, California on February 2, 1951.

While in California, daughter Susie was born. They then moved to Mississippi where sons, Bob and Charlie were born. In 1969, the family then moved to Camdenton, Missouri.

Chuck and Clara were members of the Camdenton United Methodist Church. Clara worked in retail clothing stores in the lake area for many years. After retiring from retail work, Clara went to Cosmetology school and became a licensed beautician. Her favorite hobbies were crafting and quilting.

Clara was the “Queen Bee” of her local Red Hat Chapter. One of her favorite past times was shopping for presents for her grandchildren and then wrapping those gifts in enormous amounts of tape. Clara enjoyed cooking and will always be remembered for her bountiful meals and especially her pecan and lemon icebox pies.

She is survived by her sons Robert Howard (Bob) Manton and wife Susan and Charles David Manton Sr.; her daughter Susan Marie Atteberry and husband Ron; five grandchildren, Valerie Manton Amyot and husband Alex, Charity Atteberry Hamman and husband Ben, Christa Manton, Josiah Atteberry, Abbie Knudsen and Charles David (Charlie) Manton, Jr.; and great grandchildren Ella Amyot, Saquoia Manton, Amberlie Manton and step grandson, Justin Luvin; and several nieces and nephews.

Among them are Joyce (Jo) Kleckowski, Marge (Ann) Covolo, Kathy Graham and Eddie Murdock.

Clara is preceded in death by her husband Chuck Manton; her parents, James and Myrtle Anderson; brothers James Howard (Lucky) Anderson and Herb Anderson; and sister Lucille (Lucy) Murdock.

Services will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorials are suggested to Citizens Memorial Hospice, 113 E. Broadway, Bolivar, Missouri 65613.

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

Published 5-16-18

Roy Stanley McWhirter, 87
Roy Stanley McWhirter, of Fortuna, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the Tipton Oak Manor, with his daughter Marcheta at his side. He was born October 3, 1930, in Hobart, Oklahoma, the son of the late Lucas Preston and Lucinda Pearl McWhirter.

On January 28, 1956, in Nashua, Iowa, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Marjorie (Chambers) McWhirter.

Roy was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict.

At a young age, he drilled oil wells in Oklahoma with his family. While living in Fortuna, he enjoyed farming and raising cattle.

Roy was an active member of the Trinity Southern Baptist Church in Versailles where he was instrumental in the construction of the church. He was also a deacon and served alongside his wife caring for the children in the nursery for over twenty years. Roy loved his Lord and served Him faithfully.

In his spare time, Roy enjoyed horseback riding and being with Margie. Most importantly, he was a devoted and loving husband and father. He especially treasured the time he spent with his three grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Marjorie of sixty-two years, he is survived by his children, Marcheta McWhirter of Linn Creek, Missouri and Mark McWhirter and wife, Jamila of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; grandchildren, Brandon Keedy and wife Carissa, Jonathan Keedy and Andrea Knutter and husband Craig; great-grandson, Callen Knutter and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lucille Tyson.

A celebration of Roy’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.

Amelia L. “Amy” Dickerson, 79
Amelia L. “Amy” Dickerson passed away during the early hours of Monday, May 7, 2018, at her home in Camdenton, Missouri. She was an only child, born December 1, 1938, to Dorsey (Lefty) and Grace Lee Cable.

She worked as a nurse for 45 years, serving both Camdenton Medical Center and Dr. Brenda Hettinger. There she worked closely with three ladies whom she called dear friends and shared life with. One of her greatest blessings was the group of ladies that she called "forever friends" from Versailles.

Her favorite book in the Bible was Proverbs, and in it she highlights her favorite verse, “The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.” Proverbs 11:25 MSG.

In her time here, she blessed people too numerous to mention but those who were the most impacted were her three children, ten grandchildren, and nine (soon to be ten) great-grandchildren. She rarely missed a ball game, dance recital, choir concert, graduation, or birthday party.

Her “tribe”, as she affectionately called her family, convened at her house every Sunday after church for lunch. And, fittingly, they were all there for one last lunch before she went passed away Monday morning.

She has left her children, Curtis and wife Nancy, Kelly, and Keri and husband Darrin, grandchildren Ryan, Ashley, Randi, Channing, Marlee, Kasie, Taylor, Jordan, Faith, and Mya, and her great-grandchildren Emma, Noah, Lexi, Eli, Addison, Rowan, Ainsley, Trenton, Kohen, and Hadlee to carry on her traditions, no matter how small, and to honor her legacy: always be honest, forgive and forget, be kind hearted, keep your promises, work hard, be thankful, never give up, and most important, love one another.

Of all the lessons throughout her life, the most important ones were taught to her family in the days leading to her Homecoming. Sing your unique song, stay present in the moment, and count your blessings. Mom, Grandma, Gran, Fro...we love you MORE!

A Celebration of Amy’s Life was held Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Potters House Church, Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment was Friday, May 11, 2018 at Mose Clark Cemetery in Climax Springs, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to Potters House Church- Shoebox Ministry.

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.


Cora Geneva Crawford, 94
Cora Geneva Crawford, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at Laurie Care Center, Laurie, Missouri. She was born August 15, 1923 in Blue Eye, Arkansas, a daughter of Robert Sinclair and Della Sara (Town) Shaddox.

On October 1, 1943 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, she was united in marriage to Isaac Crawford. Together they shared sixty-seven years of marriage before his passing on October 14, 2010.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Nicholas Joe Crawford; a grandson, Thomas James Crawford; two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include her son, Rondal Isaac Crawford of Gravois Mills, Missouri; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Joyce Donaldson in Muskogee, Oklahoma and other relatives and friends.

Geneva was raised in the Pruitt, Arkansas area and moved to Oklahoma as a young lady. She met and married her husband, Isaac and they lived in various places as he served in the Army. They retired to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1976.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sunrise Beach and the Eastern Star in Camdenton. In her free time, she loved sewing and making quilts. Most of all, she treasured time spent with her family.

Services were held Thursday May 10, 2018 at Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Burial followed in Garber Memorial Estates.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Alfred Eugene “Gene” Lockhart, 60
Alfred Eugene “Gene” Lockhart, of Raymore, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Redwood of Raymore. He was born December 29, 1957, in Jackson County, Missouri, the son of Frances P. Jump.

Gene was a veteran of the United States Navy. He spent many years working in construction.

Gene enjoyed building model cars and motorcycles. While residing at Redwood of Raymore, he spent many hours with the residents constructing various puzzles. There, he made many friends and served as their advocate. Gene was always helping in any way he could and encouraged others daily.

He is survived by his mother, Frances Jump of Versailles, Missouri; his sisters, Bertha Potter of Buffalo, Missouri, Tonya Vaught and husband Reid of Yellville, Arkansas and Louella Pryor and husband Chuck of Versailles, Missouri; nieces, Stephanie Tucker and Kimberly Atkinson; nephews, Geoffrey Wichhart, Derek Wichhart, Dustin Pryor, Ryan Pryor and Devon Pryor; several great-nieces and nephews; an aunt, Willa Mae Brewster of Arizona and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alfred Leonard and Inez Jump and a nephew, Curtis Potter.

Graveside services and interment with full military honors was held Friday, May 11, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Bolivar with Reverend Danny Owsley officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Serenity Care Hospice, 1626 East Elm, Harrisonville, Missouri 64701. 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 5-9-18

Donna Jean Wilson, 71
Donna Jean Wilson, of Versailles, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018 at Good Shepherd Care Center, Versailles. She was born September 14, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of Lawrence Leroy and Gladys (Holland) Everitt.

On August 23, 1975 in North Kansas City, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Phillip Ray “Nick” Wilson. Together they shared thirty-seven years of marriage before his passing on October 23, 2012.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother Lawrence Leroy Everitt, Jr. and two sisters, Jaunita Clark and Judith Everitt.

Survivors include her sons, Brian Wilson of Versailles, Missouri and Tony Wilson of Higginsville, Missouri; a brother, Rick Everitt of Minneapolis, Minnesota; a sister, Diana Everitt of Spring Hill, Kansas and many other relatives and friends.

Donna lived in various places during her childhood. After her marriage to Nick, they made their home in Kansas City and later moved to Oklahoma. They retired to Versailles in 2006.

She enjoyed flowers, gardening and loved to read. Most of all, she enjoyed time spent with her family.

Services were held Friday, April 27, 2018 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Frank Carson Mercer, III, 48
Frank Carson Mercer, III, of Laurie, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Laurie Care Center. He was born May 17, 1969 in Phoenix, Arizona, a son of Frank Carson Mercer, Jr. and Marilyn Caroll (Barnett) Mercer.

He graduated from Mesa High School in the class of 1987 and attended radio broadcasting school in Phoenix. He worked in Osage Beach, Missouri as an on-air personality for KBMX in 1989 and later in life at a station in Metter, Georgia.

He enjoyed living in the northwest for a time working various customer service jobs until a heart attack and stroke left him disabled. With the help of his exceptional brother, he was able to return to the lake area.

Survivors include his children, Quinton Frank, Ryan Steven and Sara Jeanette all of Springfield, Missouri and Emily Rose and Liliana Grace both of Glennville, Georgia; his granddaughters, Scarlett Elizabeth and Skylar Rose; his step-father, Richard Earl Delaney and his siblings, Christopher Rasmussen and wife Crystal of Springfield, Missouri and Shawna McBrien of Sunrise Beach, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Mercer, Jr.; his mother, Marilyn Delaney and a daughter, Mary Elizabeth.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Wade Calvin Hogue, Jr., 79
Wade Calvin Hogue, Jr., of Gravois Mills, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Laurie Care Center. He was born May 21, 1938, in Salineville, Ohio, a son of the late Wade Calvin, Sr. and Anna Marie (Schaffer) Hogue, Cebulak.

Wade was a veteran of the United States Army.

He was an ironworker employed with the Local 396 Union.

Wade enjoyed spending time hunting, searching for arrowheads and operating his HAMM radio.

He is survived by his children, Cheryl Burkhart and husband Vic of Gravois Mills, Missouri, Wayne Hogue, Sr. and wife Wanda of Catawissa, Missouri and Kevin Hogue of St. Clair, Missouri; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Hogue and wife Aggie of Hubbard, Ohio and Dennis Cebulak and wife Bonnie of Perryville, Missouri; sister, Jane Ann Torres and husband Edward of Hermann, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 4, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel with Wayne Hogue, Sr. officiating.

Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the Cape Galena Cemetery in Sunrise Beach.

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 Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel
 

Published 5-2-18

Donna Jo Ketcham, 77
Donna Jo Ketcham, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018 at her home. She was born February 20, 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of Earl Vincent and Ruth May (Fleetwood) Edmondson.

On November 16, 1968 in Las Vegas, Nevada, she was united in marriage to Edwin Lee Ketcham. Together they shared thirty years of marriage before his passing on November 22, 1998.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Larry Earl Edmondson.

Survivors include her son, Cody Lee Ketcham and wife Shawna; two grandchildren, Cody Lee Ketcham, Jr. and Kyle Isaac Ketcham; an aunt, Mary Hill all of Sunrise Beach, Missouri and other relatives and friends.

Donna was raised in Independence, Missouri and as a teen moved to Southern California. She worked in the printing industry for most of her working life.

In 1997, she fulfilled her adulthood dream of moving back to Missouri and living on her own little farm; which she considered paradise. She loved all four-legged creatures but had a special passion for horses. She spent her retirement years working hard to help “rescue horses”.

Graveside services and burial was held Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Garber Memorial Estates, Laurie.

Memorial donations may be made to Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Helen F. Long, 76
Helen F. Long, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018, at her home. She was born December 26, 1941, in Stover, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Albers) Schnirch.

On December 28, 1957, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stover, she was united in marriage to Glenn E. Long who preceded her in death on March 16, 2014.

Helen was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Versailles. In her spare time she enjoyed reading.

She is survived by her children, Jeffery Long of Kansas City, Kansas, Clinton Long and wife Linda of Kansas City, Kansas and Gail Avery of Bonner Springs, Kansas; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty James of Versailles, Missouri and Mary Johnson of Ashton, Iowa; several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Julia Long, brothers, Eddie Schnirch, Victor Schnirch, Norman Schnirch and Raymond Schnirch and her sisters, Irene Hodges and Joan Johnson.

Graveside services and inurnment was held Friday, April 20, in the Versailles Cemetery with Pastor Erik Rottmann officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance or Susan G. Komen for the Cure to aid in the fight against breast cancer.

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.


Jim P. Rice, 62
Jim P. Rice, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at his home. He was born on August 31, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was the son of Jack and Pat Rice.

He was united in marriage to Sandra Davis on August 16, 1986 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Jim worked as an Estimator in various aspects of the construction industry. He had a love for boating and drove the Pirate Ship at Captain Ron’s after retirement.

Jim was a loyal Cardinal’s fan. He enjoyed football and many other sports as well. Jim loved living life to the fullest; his greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Sandra Rice of the home; son John Rice of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; daughter Annie Rice of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; two sisters Debi Helbling and husband Tim of St. Louis, Missouri and Patti Anderson and husband Mike of Gerald, Missouri; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Pat Rice, sister Kathy Gray and brother in law Ron Gray.

A Celebration of Life Open House was Saturday, April 28 at The Stables in Sunrise Beach, Missouri.

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


Lonnie Keith Silkwood, 72
Lonnie Keith Silkwood, of Barnett, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018, at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia. He was born August 8, 1945, in Kingston, Missouri, a son of the late Ora and Anna (Baker) Silkwood.

On June 5, 1964, in Polo, Missouri, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Norma (Christopher) Silkwood.

Lonnie was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during Vietnam.

He was employed by Ameren as a lineman and later as a meter reader, retiring with more than twenty years of service.

Lonnie was very involved in youth sports when his children were young. He coached baseball, girls and boys basketball and assisted the high school girls’ basketball coaches. He was also instrumental in rebuilding the baseball field in Versailles. In addition to cheering for local teams, Lonnie was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.

He was a member of the Versailles Calvary Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, Norma, he is survived by his children, Kelly Hampshire and husband Brad of Kansas City, Missouri, Jared Silkwood of Versailles, Missouri and Micah Silkwood and wife Shalinn of Kansas City, Missouri; six grandchildren, Gavin Silkwood, Bre Kamaka, Hunter Hampshire, Marisa Hampshire, Logan Silkwood and Daphne Silkwood; brother, Norman Silkwood and wife Sandra of Warrensburg, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Silkwood and sister, JoAnn Lewis.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 26, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Chris Bass officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Morgan County Athletic Club. 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 Gene Fry, 72
Harold Gene Fry of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, was born May 14, 1945 in Dexter, Missouri. He died Friday, April 20, 2018 at his home at Lake of the Ozarks.

He retired from Boeing Military Aircraft where he worked for over forty-eight years as a manufacturing engineer. Harold was a military veteran where he served his country in the Army in Vietnam for two years (1966-1967) and was honorably discharged.

His most joyful days were spent with his family and close friends and boating. He was a proud father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold L. and Thelma A. Fry, nee Lane; his sisters, Donna R. Porter, nee Fry and Mary Black, nee Fry; and brothers-in-law, Terry Kasten and Pete Kasten.

Surviving him are his wife, Margie, nee Kasten whom he married on July 3, 1986; two sons, Scott (Connie) Fry of Jerseyville, Illinois and Chad (Julie) Fry of Elgin, Illinois; five grandchildren, Krista Fry, Kayla (Cody) Deppe, Konnor Fry, Emersyn Fry and Avery Fry; one brother, Gary (Pati) Fry of Elsah, Illinois; one sister, Grace (Eldon) Kanallakan of Jerseyville, Illinois; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John (Gloria) Kasten of Ft. Myers, Florida, Molly (Terry) Sirridge of Kansas City, Kansas, Bob (Vicky) Kasten of Brighton, Illinois, Lisa Bernhardt of East Alton, Illinois, Marti Porter of Mascoutah, Illinois and Dave Black of Jerseyville, Illinois; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; great-nieces and great nephews.

Harold requested no services to be held.

Memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association or American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Harper May Gonzagowski
Harper May Gonzagowski was delivered into this world on April 23, 2018, at the University of Missouri Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia. Shortly after her birth, she left the loving arms of her parents to rest with her heavenly Father.

She is survived by her parents, Keith Gonzagowski and Valerie Langley of the home; her sister, Gracie Dale of the home; maternal grandparents, Greg and Linda Koon of Stover and paternal grandparents, Dean and Christine Gonzagowski of Versailles.

Graveside services were held Friday, April 27, 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.


Eli Hursh Stauffer, 79
Eli Hursh Stauffer, 79 years, 1 month and 24 days, of Barnett, Missouri, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018. He was born February 28, 1939 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Willis W. and Anna Mary (Hursh) Stauffer.

He married Martha Hurst Brubacher, who survives him of the home, on November 10, 1960 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Eli attended Hopewell Mennonite Church near Barnett. He was an employee of Fasco Industries in Eldon, Missouri for twenty-one years and he owned and operated an electric motor repair shop.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by seven children, Lester Stauffer of Barnett, Missouri, Leonard Stauffer and wife Katherine of Barnett, Missouri, Allen Stauffer and wife Mary of Shiloh, Ohio, Eli Stauffer, Jr. and wife Jane of Barnett, Missouri, Leon Stauffer and wife Alma of Barnett, Missouri, Kathrine Stauffer of Barnett, Missouri and Martha Sauder and husband Jonathan of Barnett, Missouri; fifty-one grandchildren; thirty-six great-grandchildren; seven siblings, Elizabeth Burkholder of New York, Willis Stauffer and wife Ida of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Amos Stauffer and wife Lizzie of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Anna Weaver of Versailles, Missouri, Mable Nolt of Spencer, Tennessee, Hettie Finney and husband Don of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Henry Stauffer and wife Eva of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; a brother-in-law, Reuben Zimmerman and wife Emma of Barnett, Missouri and a host of other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Vera Zimmerman and a daughter-in-law, Irene Stauffer.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 30 in the family home and 9:30 a.m. in the Hopewell Mennonite Church with Daniel Newswenger, Raymond Stauffer, Leonard Martin and Harry Leinbach officiating.

Pallbearers were Marvin Stauffer, Lavon Stauffer, David Lee Stauffer, Michael Stauffer, Glen Stauffer and Noah Stauffer. Interment will be in the Hopewell Mennonite Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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

Published 4-25-18

Virginia B. Hopkins, 91
Virginia B. Hopkins, of Richmond died on Friday, April 20, 2018 at her home at Oak Ridge in Richmond.

Virginia was born on June 15, 1926 in Lawson, MO to Virgil and Edith B. (Vinyard) O’Dell. She married Edward Hopkins of Camdenton, MO on April 8, 1961. He preceded her in death on August 3, 2012.

Survivors include; nephews, Jack O’Dell and his wife, Kathy of Orrick, MO and Dale O’Dell of Orrick; and niece, Teresa Bishop and her husband, Rick of Chicago, IL.
In addition to her parents and husband, Virginia was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Lee O’Dell and Tommy Dee O’Dell.

Virginia and her husband were owner and operator of Hopkins Supermarket in Camdenton from 1963 to 1999. They later owned and operated a citrus and orange grove in Texas from 1979 to 1999.

Virginia loved living in Texas with all her friends and loved working in the citrus groves. She enjoyed crocheting and would make caps for children in the hospital. She had lived in LaFeria, TX and Elsa,TX before moving to Richmond in 2012. Virginia was of the Christian faith.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Shirkey’s Hospice or to the Orrick United Methodist Church.

Memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 6-7 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Inurnment will be at a later date.

On line condolences maybe left on our website at www.thurmanfuneralhome.com


Ronald Ray Graham, 68
Ronald Ray Graham was born August 18, 1949 in Bloomington, Illinois. He passed away, March 31, 2018 at his home in Sunrise Beach, Missouri. He was the youngest son of Harold E. Graham and Mary Lucille (Brady) Graham.

He worked for Cummins Diesel and Central Illinois Trucks in Normal, Illinois as a diesel technician for over fifteen years. He then decided to buy his own semi and drive over-the-road.

After relocating his family to Lake of the Ozarks in 1997, he was a crane operator for Rush Dock and Crane and Westfork Construction. He also worked at Franky and Louie’s and Deer Valley Campground for ten years in general maintenance before retiring completely in 2015.

He was a long-time member and officer of the Sons of the American Legion Post 624.

Ron lived a full life enjoying everyday as a holiday. He enjoyed camping, fishing, motorcycling, boating and spending time with friends and family. He was always there to help out anyone who needed it.

Ron is survived by his wife of twenty-six years, Mary Sue (Donelson) Graham; daughters, Michelle A. Graham of Bloomington, Illinois, Dawn R. (Graham) Audi of Bloomington, Illinois, Kristina L. (Long) Baker of Boonville, Missouri and Kayla R. Heibenthal of El Paso, Illinois; a son, David J. Long of Boonville, Missouri; six grandchildren, Kyle J. Audi, Ashley D. Duncan, Jesse S. Duncan, Emily M. Audi, Dominic B. Baker and Dante R. Baker; great-grandchildren, Mayloni and Milianah Cook and siblings, James H. Graham and wife Linda of Warsaw, Missouri, Linda L. (Graham) Cox of Bloomington, Illinois and Steven D. Graham and lifetime companion Julie of Mountain Grove, Missouri.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents; a nephew; a niece and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He lost many close friends through the years.

Memorial services were held Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel, Laurie, Missouri.

A second memorial service was held Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Calvert and Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, Illinois.  Inurnment will be in Garber Memorial Estates, Laurie, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made to Christmas Angels. Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Mary F. Schutzenhofer, 81
Mary F. Schutzenhofer, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Lakeside Meadows in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Mary was born October 12, 1936 in East St. Louis, Illinois. She was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Novosak) Havel.

On November 27, 1956 in East St. Louis, Illinois, Mary was united in marriage to Joseph (Joe) Schutzenhofer. Together they shared over 61 years of marriage at the time of her death.

Mary was a loving and devoted wife to her husband Joe, and a wonderful, caring mother, and grandmother to her children and their families. She was a dedicated homemaker and created many beautiful memories for her family to cherish.

Mary took care of herself by going to cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation for over 20 years. She was an avid reader and also enjoyed several hobbies including ceramics and sewing.

Mary was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church where she was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.

Above all, Mary's great joy in life was her family. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all.

Mary is survived by her husband, Joe; her sons Richard J. Schutzenhofer of Atlanta, Georgia and Robert K. Schutzenhofer and wife, Darla, of Fulton, Missouri; her daughters Lisa L. Eastman and husband, Jack, of Jefferson City, Missouri and Mary Rene' Schutzenhofer of Lake Ozark, Missouri; two grandchildren Ethan and Nate Schuztenhofer; her sister Barbara Klein of Waterloo, Illinois; along with several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Mary Havel.

Services were held Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Ozark, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association or the Camden County Relay for Life.

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.


Robert David Uthoff, Sr., 95
Robert David Uthoff, Sr., of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

“Bob” was born July 18, 1922 in St. Louis to the late Edwin and Jean (Auld) Uthoff. After graduating from Cleveland High School, he joined the US Army during World War II and was honorably discharged after receiving a Purple Heart. He earned an electrical engineering degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

In 1947 he married Virginia Whissell who preceded him in death in 2016. He lived most of his life in St. Louis, spending time in West Palm Beach, FL, and Lake of the Ozarks before retiring to Osage Beach.

Bob is survived by his daughter Patricia Pemberton (William), Osage Beach, Missouri; son Robert Uthoff, Jr. (Patricia), Halfway, Missouri; two grandsons Joshua Pemberton (Rebecca), Columbia, Missouri; and Caleb Pemberton (Pilar), Columbia, Missouri; a step granddaughter Leslie Venezio, Halfway, Missouri; five great-grandchildren Evie Pemberton, Alex Pemberton, Lola Pemberton, Alissa Pemberton, Penelope Pemberton all of Columbia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother Edwin Uthoff and his sister Jean Baier.

Bob was an exemplar of hard work and love of family. He founded a manufacturing representative company and served as its president for more than 20 years. He was proud not only of his own accomplishments, but also those of his children and grandchildren. In retirement he followed his passions of golf and fishing.

A Celebration of Life was held Friday, April 13, at Lake Presbyterian Church in Osage Beach.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to Lake Presbyterian Church or the Harry S. Truman Veteran’s Hospital.

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.


Larry Edward Branneky, 82
Larry Edward Branneky, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018, at his daughter’s home, Columbia, Missouri. He was born November 8, 1935 in Pattonville, Missouri, a son of Oscar W. and Olie Ann (Wirt) Branneky.

On February 4, 1961 in Freeburg, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Johannesmeyer. Together they shared fifty-three years of marriage before her passing on May 28, 2014.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister; and two brothers, Jerry Branneky and Lloyd Branneky.

Survivors include a son, Tom Branneky of Hazelwood, Missouri; two daughters, Gail Baker and husband Richard of Columbia, Missouri and Kim Panuicki and fiancé Pat Austin of Florissant, Missouri; three grandchildren, Robert Corcoran, Kayla Corcoran and Mackenzie Panuicki; a sister-in-law, Brenda Branneky of Russellville, Arkansas and a host of other relatives and friends.

Larry was raised in St. Louis and made a career as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. After his retirement, he and Pat made their home at Lake of the Ozarks.

He was a member of the Moose Lodge in St. Louis, Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 in Laurie and the Westside Senior Center in Gravois Mills. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, games and reading.

Services were held Friday, April 13, 2018 at Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Burial followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Warren Clark Palmer, 56
Warren Clark Palmer, of Versailles, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in his home. He was born July 20, 1961 in Fort Bragg, California a son of James and Sharon Palmer.

He is survived by a son, Brenden Palmer.

Warren was raised in the state of California. He served his country proudly in the United States Army. He later moved to Missouri and worked various jobs.

No formal funeral services will be held.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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

 

Published 4-18-18

James Lawrence Minogue, 81
James Lawrence Minogue, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri. He was born August 16, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, a son of James Martin and Theresa (Stalzer) Minogue.

On September 17, 1960 in Calumet Park, Illinois, he was united in marriage to Marsha Kay Swisher. Together they have shared the past fifty-seven years of marriage.

Jim lived most of his life in the Chicago area until retiring to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1993. He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corp for four years, achieving the rank of Sergeant. He worked as an accountant and retired from South Town Refrigeration. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, gardening and golf. He was an avid bowler and was on a league in Laurie.

He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and Ozarks Community Elks Lodge #2705.

Survivors include his wife Marsha Minogue of the home; three children, Theresa Klimczak and husband George of Orland Park, Illinois, Patrick Martin Minogue and wife Holly of Kankakee, Illinois and Pamela Jean Minogue of Indianapolis, Indiana; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Haselberger, Sharon Garcia, Angelita Baker, Jose Ramirez, Sean Minogue, Bradley Minogue, Tyler Minogue and Lauren Noble; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Thomas Minogue and wife Patricia of Champaign, Illinois and a sister, Mary “Bunny” Molsen and husband Nicholas of Mundelein, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, James Lloyd Minogue.

Services were held Monday, March 26, 2018 at Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Burial with military honors followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Ozarks KAT and K-9 Shelter.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Ralph Wayne Thomas, 48
Ralph Wayne Thomas, of Versailles, passed away Friday, March 23, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born February 24, 1970, in Ft. Carson, Colorado, a son of Ralph Lowell Thomas and Martha (Turpin) Thomas.

Ralph was a 1988 graduate of the School of the Osage High School.

He was employed at King Soopers in Colorado Springs, Colorado and later at Gerbes in Columbia.

He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed spending his time listening to music and rock picking in Colorado Springs.

Ralph is survived by his mother, Martha Thomas of Versailles, Missouri; his father, Lowell Thomas and wife Joy of Ulman, Missouri; brother, Justin Thomas and wife Dana of Springfield, Missouri; his sister, Donna Thomas of Columbia, Missouri and his step-sisters, Jodi Norton of Lake Ozark, Missouri and Jonna Massie of Ulman, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Shawn Paul Thomas.

A celebration of Ralph’s life was held Saturday, March 31, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

Inurnment will be held at a later date in Union Cemetery in Rocky Mount.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Martha Thomas. 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.


Florence E. Janicke, 72
Florence E. Janicke, of Vandalia, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Countryside Manor in Vandalia. She was born September 2, 1945, the daughter of the late Elmer Otto and Nadine Elizabeth (Depew) Janicke.

She is survived by her brother, Vernon Wayne Janicke.

Interment was held in the Rockdale Cemetery 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.


Patricia Ann Lair, 82
Patricia Ann Lair, daughter of Manford and Nellie Roberson Davidson, was born, May 21, 1935 in Rock Island, Illinois. She passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Boone Hospital, Columbia, Missouri at the age of eighty-two years.

On September 10, 1983, in Camdenton, she was united in marriage to Richard Lair. Together they shared thirty-four wonderful years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Kara Dian Seamer Myers, her sister, Virginia King and the father of her children, Francis “Butch” Seamer.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Lair; four sons, Kelly Seamer of Camdenton, Kevin Seamer of Linn Creek, Kai’l Seamer of Camdenton, and Keenan Seamer and wife Bobbi of Atalissa, Iowa; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; two siblings, Mildred Fath of East Moline, Illinois and Don Davidson of Moline, Illinois.

Patricia was raised in the Rock Island, Illinois area where she graduated from Rick Island High School. She worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for several years. In 1978, Pat and her husband Francis, bought Water’s Edge Park and changed the name to what everyone knows it now as Der Vater’s Edge RV Park and Marina.

Richard and Pat ran the resort until 2011, but continued to live in their beautiful 1890 home.

Patricia made a profession of faith and was a member of New Home Baptist Church, Camdenton.

In her spare time Richard and Pat became interested in NASCAR racing. Pat loved to sew, and had a passion for painting garden statues of birds, animal, flowers and gnomes that are all in their flower gardens.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 29, 2018, in New Home Baptist Church, Camdenton. Burial followed in New Home Cemetery, Camdenton.

Memorial donations may be made to New Home Baptist Church and may be left at the church or mailed to Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, 15, Clint Avenue, Camdenton, Missouri 65020.

Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.


Debra Rene Troutman, 60
Debra Rene Troutman, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born August 15, 1957, in San Bernardino, California, a daughter of the late Thomas Lee “Bo” and Aleine (Williams) Dunnaway.

She was a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church and attended the Trinity First Baptist Church in Versailles.

Debra was an avid antique collector and always enjoyed a good garage sale. She loved her family deeply and her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Robert Lee Decker and wife Angie of Columbia, Missouri; daughter, Jessica Simmons and husband Curtis of Barnett, Missouri; three grandchildren, Karissa Troutman, Isaac Simmons and Frank Robert Decker II; her brother, Zeke Dunnaway of Versailles, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Nellie Cowell and brother, Mike Dunnaway.

A celebration of Debra’s life was held Friday, March 30, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles with Pastor Chad Courter officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Ozarks Kat and K9 Shelter 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 Funeral Home in Versailles.


Carlin June Chiodini, 78
Carlin June Chiodini, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Monday, March 26, 2018, at St. Anthony’s at deGreeff Hospice House in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born July 30, 1939, in St. Louis, a daughter of the late John William Jr. and June Caroline (Krieger) Meyer.

On September 7, 1957, in St. Louis, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Richard Chiodini.

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

In her younger years, she competed in Judo and was proud to of her first place finish in a tournament. She also enjoyed crafting and was an excellent cook.

In addition to her husband, Richard, she is survived by her son, Richard “Rick” Chiodini and wife Elizabeth of High Ridge, Missouri; daughter, Candace June Dattoli and husband James “Denny” of Hillsboro, Missouri; five grandchildren, Jamie Dattoli, Austin Blake, Tommy Dattoli, Emily Chiodini and Leah Stroup; three great-grandchildren, Alex Brown, Reese Brown and Athena Brown; siblings, Daniel J. Meyer and wife Catherine of Atlantic Beach, Florida, Jim S. Meyer and wife Sue of Winfield, Missouri, Cindy E. Cooper and husband Gary of St. Charles, Missouri, John J. Meyer and wife Teresa of Warrenton, Missouri, Rocky Meyer of St. Charles, Missouri, Juliana Roth and husband William of St. Charles, Missouri, Ted Meyer and wife Kim of Warrenton, Missouri and Bonnie Rathburn of St. Peters, Missouri; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Anthony James Chiodini, daughter, Paula Marie Chiodini and granddaughter, Andrea Brown.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, April 3, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie with Father John Schmitz celebrating. Graveside services and interment followed at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

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

Published 4-11-18

James Lawrence Minogue, 81
James Lawrence Minogue, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri. He was born August 16, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, a son of James Martin and Theresa (Stalzer) Minogue.

On September 17, 1960 in Calumet Park, Illinois, he was united in marriage to Marsha Kay Swisher. Together they have shared the past fifty-seven years of marriage.

Jim lived most of his life in the Chicago area until retiring to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1993. He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corp for four years, achieving the rank of Sergeant. He worked as an accountant and retired from South Town Refrigeration. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, gardening and golf. He was an avid bowler and was on a league in Laurie.

He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and Ozarks Community Elks Lodge #2705.

Survivors include his wife Marsha Minogue of the home; three children, Theresa Klimczak and husband George of Orland Park, Illinois, Patrick Martin Minogue and wife Holly of Kankakee, Illinois and Pamela Jean Minogue of Indianapolis, Indiana; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Haselberger, Sharon Garcia, Angelita Baker, Jose Ramirez, Sean Minogue, Bradley Minogue, Tyler Minogue and Lauren Noble; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Thomas Minogue and wife Patricia of Champaign, Illinois and a sister, Mary “Bunny” Molsen and husband Nicholas of Mundelein, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, James Lloyd Minogue.

Services were held Monday, March 26, 2018 at Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Burial with military honors followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Ozarks KAT and K-9 Shelter.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Ralph Wayne Thomas, 48
Ralph Wayne Thomas, of Versailles, passed away Friday, March 23, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born February 24, 1970, in Ft. Carson, Colorado, a son of Ralph Lowell Thomas and Martha (Turpin) Thomas.

Ralph was a 1988 graduate of the School of the Osage High School.

He was employed at King Soopers in Colorado Springs, Colorado and later at Gerbes in Columbia.

He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed spending his time listening to music and rock picking in Colorado Springs.

Ralph is survived by his mother, Martha Thomas of Versailles, Missouri; his father, Lowell Thomas and wife Joy of Ulman, Missouri; brother, Justin Thomas and wife Dana of Springfield, Missouri; his sister, Donna Thomas of Columbia, Missouri and his step-sisters, Jodi Norton of Lake Ozark, Missouri and Jonna Massie of Ulman, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Shawn Paul Thomas.

A celebration of Ralph’s life was held Saturday, March 31, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

Inurnment will be held at a later date in Union Cemetery in Rocky Mount.

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


Florence E. Janicke, 72
Florence E. Janicke, of Vandalia, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Countryside Manor in Vandalia. She was born September 2, 1945, the daughter of the late Elmer Otto and Nadine Elizabeth (Depew) Janicke.

She is survived by her brother, Vernon Wayne Janicke.

Interment was held in the Rockdale Cemetery 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.


Patricia Ann Lair, 82
Patricia Ann Lair, daughter of Manford and Nellie Roberson Davidson, was born, May 21, 1935 in Rock Island, Illinois. She passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Boone Hospital, Columbia, Missouri at the age of eighty-two years.

On September 10, 1983, in Camdenton, she was united in marriage to Richard Lair. Together they shared thirty-four wonderful years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Kara Dian Seamer Myers, her sister, Virginia King and the father of her children, Francis “Butch” Seamer.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Lair; four sons, Kelly Seamer of Camdenton, Kevin Seamer of Linn Creek, Kai’l Seamer of Camdenton, and Keenan Seamer and wife Bobbi of Atalissa, Iowa; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; two siblings, Mildred Fath of East Moline, Illinois and Don Davidson of Moline, Illinois.

Patricia was raised in the Rock Island, Illinois area where she graduated from Rick Island High School. She worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for several years. In 1978, Pat and her husband Francis, bought Water’s Edge Park and changed the name to what everyone knows it now as Der Vater’s Edge RV Park and Marina.

Richard and Pat ran the resort until 2011, but continued to live in their beautiful 1890 home.

Patricia made a profession of faith and was a member of New Home Baptist Church, Camdenton.

In her spare time Richard and Pat became interested in NASCAR racing. Pat loved to sew, and had a passion for painting garden statues of birds, animal, flowers and gnomes that are all in their flower gardens.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 29, 2018, in New Home Baptist Church, Camdenton. Burial followed in New Home Cemetery, Camdenton.

Memorial donations may be made to New Home Baptist Church and may be left at the church or mailed to Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, 15, Clint Avenue, Camdenton, Missouri 65020.

Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.


Debra Rene Troutman, 60
Debra Rene Troutman, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born August 15, 1957, in San Bernardino, California, a daughter of the late Thomas Lee “Bo” and Aleine (Williams) Dunnaway.

She was a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church and attended the Trinity First Baptist Church in Versailles.

Debra was an avid antique collector and always enjoyed a good garage sale. She loved her family deeply and her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Robert Lee Decker and wife Angie of Columbia, Missouri; daughter, Jessica Simmons and husband Curtis of Barnett, Missouri; three grandchildren, Karissa Troutman, Isaac Simmons and Frank Robert Decker II; her brother, Zeke Dunnaway of Versailles, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Nellie Cowell and brother, Mike Dunnaway.

A celebration of Debra’s life was held Friday, March 30, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles with Pastor Chad Courter officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Ozarks Kat and K9 Shelter 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 Funeral Home in Versailles.


Carlin June Chiodini, 78
Carlin June Chiodini, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Monday, March 26, 2018, at St. Anthony’s at deGreeff Hospice House in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born July 30, 1939, in St. Louis, a daughter of the late John William Jr. and June Caroline (Krieger) Meyer.

On September 7, 1957, in St. Louis, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Richard Chiodini.

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

In her younger years, she competed in Judo and was proud to of her first place finish in a tournament. She also enjoyed crafting and was an excellent cook.

In addition to her husband, Richard, she is survived by her son, Richard “Rick” Chiodini and wife Elizabeth of High Ridge, Missouri; daughter, Candace June Dattoli and husband James “Denny” of Hillsboro, Missouri; five grandchildren, Jamie Dattoli, Austin Blake, Tommy Dattoli, Emily Chiodini and Leah Stroup; three great-grandchildren, Alex Brown, Reese Brown and Athena Brown; siblings, Daniel J. Meyer and wife Catherine of Atlantic Beach, Florida, Jim S. Meyer and wife Sue of Winfield, Missouri, Cindy E. Cooper and husband Gary of St. Charles, Missouri, John J. Meyer and wife Teresa of Warrenton, Missouri, Rocky Meyer of St. Charles, Missouri, Juliana Roth and husband William of St. Charles, Missouri, Ted Meyer and wife Kim of Warrenton, Missouri and Bonnie Rathburn of St. Peters, Missouri; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Anthony James Chiodini, daughter, Paula Marie Chiodini and granddaughter, Andrea Brown.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, April 3, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie with Father John Schmitz celebrating. Graveside services and interment followed at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

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

Published 4-4-18

Michael Louis Hazel, 65
Michael Louis Hazel, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in his home. He was born May 12, 1952 in Kansas City, Missouri the only son of Albert C. and Wilma Geraldine (Timm) Hazel.

On October 10, 2016 in Leonidas, Michigan he was united in marriage to Cheryl Jo Ann Wiles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Al and Wilma Hazel and an Aunt, Arline Timm.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Hazel of the home; five children, David Hazel and wife Sheri of Walker, Missouri, Kim Eiland of Grandview, Missouri, Melissa Shamp of Christiansted, St. Croix, Cheri Roller and husband Josh of Kansas City, Missouri and Alisabeth Ogle of Kansas City, Missouri; six grandchildren, Jacob Hazel, Kayla Harris and husband Owen, Rodney Ryans and wife Shelby, Trenton Roller, Gavin Roller and Ashton Roller; six great-grandchildren, Audrey, Piper, Grace, Carmine, Phillip and Hunter; cousins, Steve Stock and wife Sherri, Nick Stock and wife Jenni and Samantha Hayden and a host of other relatives and friends.

Michael was raised in the Kansas City area. He was a teamster and retired from Yellow Freight. He enjoyed his retirement at the Lake of the Ozarks. He loved playing cards, entertaining friends and fishing. Most of all, his family brought him joy.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 28 Event Space (The Station), 1300 W. 28th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.

In lieu of flowers, a donation box was set up at the celebration for the family.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Margaret M. “Marge” Rahloff, 57
Margaret M. “Marge” Rahloff, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018 at her home in Osage Beach.

Marge was born August 24, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the daughter of Ronald (Harriet) Potempa and Marcia (Cudzich) Wesley.

On August 13, 1988, Marge was married to Bob Rahloff in Schiller Park, Illinois, and together they shared over 29 years of marriage at the time of her death.

Marge worked as a supervisor for ADP for 34 years in Payroll Services. Marge loved collecting and enjoyed going to garage sales searching for treasures, she also enjoyed cooking and was an excellent cook. She was an avid coupon user and loved to shop.

Marge is survived by her husband Bob; her father Ronald Potempa and wife Harriet; her mother Marcia Wesley; her sister Deborah Kalb and Darrell Eurich; her brother Ronald Potempa and wife, Carmon.

She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews including: Ashley and Tyler Furlan and Jia Potempa. Brother in law Charlie and Cindy Rohloff; nephew Ralph (Chip) and Charlotte Rohloff; grand-nephews: Matthew, Ryan and Victoria Rohloff. Nephew Tim and Rynee Rohloff, Great nephew Zackory and Caroline Rohloff and numerous other family members and friends both in Osage Beach and Chicago.

Services were held Wednesday, March 21, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, 514 Hwy. 42, Osage Beach, Missouri 65065. A Catholic Service was officiated by the Rev. Msgr. Marion Makarewicz of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

Memorial donations are suggested to Medical Marijuana Research.

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.


Jack David Williams, 84
Jack David Williams, of Versailles, passed away Friday, March 16, 2018, at his home. He was born August 25, 1933, in Morgan County, a son of the late Roy Vincil and Carrie C. (Sherman) Williams.

He was united in marriage on October 10, 1964, at the Fortuna Baptist Church to his surviving wife, Sarah (Tankersley) Williams.

Jack was a veteran of the United States Navy having served in Hawaii and California.

He owned and operated R.V. Williams lumberyard in Versailles for many years.

At a young age, Jack joined the Versailles United Methodist Church.

In his earlier years, he enjoyed league bowling. Most recently, he spent time hunting, fishing and shooting trap.

In addition to his wife, Sarah, he is survived by his children, Rebecca Meyer and husband Ronald of Versailles, Missouri, Terry Williams of Fortuna, Missouri, Jacqueline Williams of Versailles, Missouri, David Williams of Versailles, Missouri, Vince Williams and wife Lorena of Kansas City, Missouri and Todd Williams of Versailles, Missouri; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; brothers, Andrew Williams and wife Alice of Jacksonville, Florida and Frederick Gene Williams and wife Mary of Asheville, North Carolina; sisters, Jeanette Cortes and husband Don of Blue Springs, Missouri, Gerald Robbins and husband Ron of Warsaw, Missouri, Nancy Duncan of Houston, Texas and Judith Garrett and husband Ed of Louisville, Kentucky and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Brian Clayton Williams, daughter, Karry Williams Richardson, brothers, Sherman Williams and Roy Williams and sisters, Madalyn Williams, Mary Lou Fuller, Sarah Mae Zimmerman and Elizabeth Ann Meyers.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 20, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested 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.


Don Kevin Anderson, 60
Don Kevin Anderson, son of Charles S. Anderson and Delores M. Bukaty (Late), was born, March 26, 1957 in Kansas City, Kansas. He passed away March 2, 2018, in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of sixty years, eleven months and four days.

Don is survived by his father, Charles; four siblings, Glen Anderson and wife Rebecca of Sammamish, Washington, Keith Anderson of Kansas City, Kansas, Dene’ Vogrin and husband James of Kansas City, Kansas, and Marsha Anderson of Climax Springs, Missouri; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Delores and three brothers, David Anderson, Mark Anderson, and Dale Anderson.

Don was raised in Kansas City, Kansas before deciding to move to Climax Springs in 2003 to be closer to his mother and father.

Don worked at The Shed Restaurant in Climax Springs as a cook and also volunteered at Climax Springs Civic Center. He was the “Go-To-Guy” in the neighborhood.

Don was a member of Our Lady of Snows Mission Church.

He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and making birdhouses for neighbors and friends. His favorite pastime was listening to country music.

He was a loving son, brother, uncle 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.

Mass of Christian burial was held Friday, March 23, 2018 at Our Lady of the Snows Mission Church, Climax Springs, Missouri. Private inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family

Monetary donations may be made to the Lake Regional Cancer Center Hope Program.
Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri.


Marleen Dee Bolster, 71
Marleen Dee Bolster, of Laurie, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 at her home. She was born August 25, 1946 in Denver, Colorado, a daughter of James Richard and Delores Helen (Funke) Cameron.

On September 1, 1967 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, she was united in marriage to Michael Alad Bolster. Together they shared fifty years of marriage.

She was raised in Colorado and remained there after her marriage to Michael. They moved to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1981, where she worked as a realtor. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, oil painting and was amazing at cross stitch. She loved the outdoors, especially camping and fishing. Most of all, time spent with her family brought her joy.

Survivors include her husband Michael Bolster of the home; a daughter, Cindy Burnett and husband Bruce of Laurie, Missouri; three grandchildren, Laura Simpson and husband Trevor of Edwards, Missouri, Hope Dahlhoff of Warrensburg, Missouri and John Hollandsworth of Blue Springs, Missouri; three great-grandchildren, Katie Ethington, Troy Ethington and Chase Simpson; a brother, Carl Cameron and wife Ann of North Kansas City, Missouri and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Chad A. Bolster and a brother, John Cameron.

A private burial will be at Garber Memorial Estates, Laurie.

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.


Herbert E. “Griz” Binsbacher, Jr., 82
Herbert E. “Griz” Binsbacher, Jr., of Gravois Mills, MO, formerly of Kansas City, MO, passed away on March 17, 2018. Born March 9, 1936, to Anna Binsbacher (Hamm) and Herbert E. Binsbacher, Sr., of Stanton, MO, where he later graduated from Sullivan High School in 1953.

Herb joined the US. Army in 1956, continuing to serve for 31 years, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 4th class U.S. Army Reserve.

A life-long gunsmith, Herb was a 25-year veteran of the Kansas City Police Department with career emphasis in firearm and ballistic science, firearm instruction, marksmanship excellence, successfully representing the department in multiple local, state and national firearms competitions.

Herb loved his family deeply, lived an exceptionally full life, believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, and was a member of West Union Baptist Church. He is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann (Keith) Felts, Plattsburg, MO and Ruth Ann (Kevin) Kolb of Overland Park, KS; grandsons, Myron, Brandon, Reggie (Samantha) Felts; Scott (Crystal) Kolb, and great-granddaughter, Heidi Allene Kolb.

Funeral services with full military honors was held Saturday, March 24, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

Private family graveside services and interment will be held in Stanton Cemetery in Franklin County, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, 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 Funeral Home of Versailles.

 

Published 3-28-18

Dr. Howard W. Osborn, 78
Dr. Howard W. Osborn, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Dr. Osborn was born October 29, 1939 in Iola, Kansas. He was the son of Thomas Omar and Ellen (Hickson) Osborn.

On October 5, 1963 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, he was married to Barbara Mueller, who survives. They had shared over 54 years together as husband and wife.

After graduating from Kansas State University in 1961, Dr. Osborn earned his medical degree at the Kansas City University of Medical and Biosciences at the College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1965. Dr. Osborn practiced family medicine for 30 years in the Kansas City area.

He enjoyed his time as a member of the K-State Alumni Association, often traveling with and promoting the association with fellow Alumni members. Dr. Osborn proudly served as past Campsite Commissioner and Physician for the H. Roe Bartle Boy Scout Reservation and was a life member of MAOPS.

Dr. Osborn and Barbara moved to Lake of the Ozarks in 1998, where he continued practicing family medicine for an additional eight years before retiring in 2006.

Dr. Osborn enjoyed spending days outdoors, tending to his yard and beautiful roses and feeding the birds that graced his yard. He especially enjoyed feeding and watching hummingbirds. He loved all animals, but had a special place in his heart for dogs, especially his Boxers.

Dr. Osborn was an avid reader and enjoyed working on crossword puzzles. He also loved to throw a BBQ any chance he could and his love for his Alumni, K-State never wavered, even to the creation of his “K-State Man Cave”.

Among all his life accomplishments and hobbies, his greatest joy in life, was his family.

Dr. Osborn is survived by his loving wife Barbara; his sons, Ron Osborn of Olathe, Kansas, Dan Osborn of Schuyler, Nebraska and Jon Osborn and wife, Cintia, of Glen Burnie, Maryland; his daughter Deb Osborn and significant other, Robert Barnhill, of Gardner, Kansas; his sister, Grayce Powell and husband, Larry, of Iola, Kansas; two grandchildren, Barbara and Cynthia Joanna; along with several other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Ellen Osborn.

Funeral Services were held Friday, March 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Harper Chapel United Methodist Church in Osage Beach, Missouri.

A second service was held Saturday, March 10 at Bruce Funeral Home in Gardner, Kansas. Interment followed at Ozark Colony Cemetery in Colony, Kansas.

Memorial donations are suggested to either K-State, Harper Chapel United Methodist Church, KC Osteopathic Association, or H. Roe Bartle Boy Scout Camp. Please place “In Memory of Dr. Howard W. Osborn” on memorials.

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.


Frances Susanna Tankersley, 99
Frances Susanna Tankersley, Fortuna, MO, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, March 5, 2018. She was born on May 10, 1918, in Cooper County, MO, to parents Jesse Edwards Rowles and Pauline Tavenner Rowles.

Frances and her family spent her youth in and around the Bunceton and Otterville area, and she attended Tipton High School, oftentimes riding a mule to get there.

Frances married Orvel Clayton Tankersley of Fortuna on January 19, 1937, after a brief courtship, and settled in the Fortuna area. She was a homemaker who raised six children, cared for numerous grandchildren, tended a large garden, and worked side-by-side with Orvel on their farm near Versailles.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years; her parents; three brothers: Townsend Rowles of Montrose, CO, Jesse E. Rowles of Windsor, MO, and John R. Rowles of Marshall, MO; four sisters: Grace Banks of Sedalia, Mo; Mary Long of Leeton, MO; Doris Motsinger of Calhoun, MO; and Margaret Schwartz of Sedalia, MO. She was also preceded in death by three grandchildren: Brian Williams, Karry Williams, and Travis Tankersley.

Frances is survived by her six children: Paul Tankersley (Dorothy) of Versailles, MO; John Tankersley (Georgene) of Fortuna, MO; Sarah Williams (Jack) of Versailles, MO; George Tankersley (Kathy) of Gravois Mills, MO; Dale Tankersley (Kathy) of Syracuse, MO; and Lynn Beasley (David) of Marietta, GA.

She is also survived by 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great grandchild.

She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Frances will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother whose greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. She was a woman of deep faith, and she lived her faith in her daily life and her interactions with others.

She was always willing to help others in need, and her frequent saying was “never judge another person until you have walked a mile in their shoes.”

A celebration of her life was held Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles, MO, with graveside services immediately followed at the Newkirk Cemetery near Fortuna, MO.

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.


Ricky Lee Wood, 63
Ricky Lee Wood, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, Jefferson City, Missouri. He was born February 13, 1955 in Versailles, Missouri a son of William Joseph and Juanita Jenae (Dillon) Wood.

On April 19, 1972 in Kansas City, Kansas, he was united in marriage to Eunice Ann Heart and together they shared the past forty-five years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Wood and Juanita Raeder and his siblings, Ray Wood, Connie Howser, John Wood and James Raeder.

Survivors include his wife, Eunice Wood of the home; two sons, Kaven Wood and wife Jennifer of Rock Port, Missouri and Ricky Wood and wife Katrina of Independence, Missouri; five grandsons, Zachary Wood, Michael Roith, Hayden Wood, Keaton Wood and Ethan Wood; a great-grandson, Carson Wood; a brother, Billy Wood and husband Allen Flanagan of Kinston, North Carolina and a host of other relatives and friends.

Ricky was raised in Gravois Mills, Missouri and as a youngster, the family moved to Kansas City, Kansas. He worked at packing houses early in his career and later became a maintenance technician.

Ricky and Eunice retired to Gravois Mills in 2005. In his spare time, he enjoyed the outdoors, especially deer hunting and fishing.

Services were held Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. Burial followed in Versailles Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Guido Clinton Hibdon, Jr., 71
Guido Clinton Hibdon, Jr., of Stover, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, Jefferson City, Missouri.

He was born July 10, 1946 in Gravois Mills, Missouri where he lived and attended school. On October 28, 1966, he married Stella Conner. They continued to live in the Lake of the Ozarks area.

Guido was an avid sportsman. He spent his life doing what he loved…hunting and fishing. He was well known in the professional fishing industry for over thirty-five years.

Guido loved spending time with his family and friends, also, you could often find him in his shop making fishing bait.

Survivors include his wife, Stella Hibdon of the home; three children, Dotty Herring and husband Dale of Pell City, Alabama, Chuck Humphrey and wife Marla of Sunrise Beach, Missouri and Dion Hibdon and wife Amy of Versailles, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren, Jenni, Tim, Jr., Erika, Emily, Mathew, Hayley, Nick, Payden, Mitchell, Connar, Lawson, Reagan, Sam and Ben; five great-grandchildren, Summer, Madison, Hunter, Ruth Grace and Piper and many other relatives and friends.

Guido was preceded in death by his parents, Guido, Sr. and Mamie Hibdon; his brothers, Teen, Gail and John Clinton Hibdon and his great-granddaughter, Paisley Hibdon.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.


Charles “Charlie” Leiby, 69
Charles “Charlie” Leiby, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018, at his home. He was born November 18, 1948, at Castle Air Force Base in Merced, California, son of the late Chester E. and Vera Virginia (Conley) Leiby.

On March 4, 1972, he married Crystal “Chris” (Bennett) Leiby and together they had two daughters, Carrie and Cassie. Charlie and Chris divorced on January 19, 1999.

Charlie was baptized in 1949 and confirmed on February 25, 1962, at the Christ Lutheran Church in Stover.

He graduated in 1966 from Morgan County R-1 High School in Stover. He became a licensed cosmetologist practicing from 1967 to 2000.

In 1976, he worked with Mary Heimsoth at the Head Shed in Stover for a few years.

Charlie also worked at Brown Shoe Factory in the early 1970’s, he worked as a Morgan County dispatcher from 1974-1979, was employed at Dixon Ticonderoga Pencil Factory from 1979 to 1997 and worked for the Department of Corrections for a short period of time.

Charlie enjoyed cheering for Missouri Basketball, the Kansas City Chiefs and was an avid NASCAR fan. He loved his dog, Max, who has been his loyal companion for several years.

He is survived by his daughters, Carrie Mitchell and husband Don of Osage Beach and Cassie Applebury and husband Jason of Versailles; his granddaughter, Emily Applebury and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Craig Leiby.

A celebration of Charlie’s life was held Thursday, March 15, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Inurnment will be held at a later date 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.


Lorin James Gates, 62
Lorin James Gates, of Laurie, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. He was born February 4, 1956, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, a son of the late A. Allen and Dorothy Mae (Doane) Gates.

His family moved from Idaho to Missouri in 1964, when Lorin was eight years old. He was a 1975 graduate of Morgan County R-II High School in Versailles. He was an automotive enthusiast, sportsman and movie buff. He worked at Troutdale Ranch in Gravois Mills for nearly thirty-five years. Lorin was a loyal, generous friend to all and a loving father.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Lorin is survived by his son, Brett Douglas Gates of Kansas City, Missouri; sister, Vickie Gates Jost and husband Randy of Westminster, Colorado; nieces, Halie Jost Oyler, Emelia Jost Torres and Jennifer Gates and nephews, Thomas Jost and Brad Jost.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Janice Gates and brother, Terry Gates.

Graveside services and inurnment will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 2nd, at 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.

Published 3-21-18

Kevin Keith Becker, 61
Kevin Keith Becker, father and grandfather, was born to Edwin P. and Vernie Unruh Becker on November 20, 1956. Without a chance to say goodbye, he passed away on February 26, 2018. He was sixty-one years old. The cause of death was cardiac arrest.

Kevin grew up in the Moundridge area where he received his formal education, completing high school. He was baptized into the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite on February 15, 1976, by his brother-in-law, Minister Doyle Johnson.

On December 30, 1983, he was married to Cynthia Koehn, by Minister Doyle Johnson. They shared the joys and sorrows of life for thirty-four years. Their first several years of married life were spent in Moundridge. In March of 1990, they moved to Barnett, Missouri.

Their home was blessed with three daughters. Kevin loved them dearly and taught the girls honesty and to always do what was right. As each son-in-law joined the family, he loved them as his own. His seven grandchildren brought much joy to him.

Being a man of prayer, personal and family devotions were important to him, and he wouldn’t start the day without them. He prayed daily for his parents until the time of their passing. He also mentioned each of us by name in prayer every day, including the grandchildren. He gave of himself and did his best to take care of them. He readily repaired their broken toys or fixed things in their homes.

Kevin believed if something was worth doing, it was worth doing very well. He was employed at Bradbury Manufacturing in Moundridge for a number of years. After they moved to Missouri, he became a plumber by trade. They were janitors at church for more than twenty-five years, which made it a way of life for them.

As a boy, a special highlight was the yearly trips to Colorado, camping with his family. He enjoyed the beauty of sunsets, often calling his family to share the moments together. Geography was of special interest to him. He loved maps and the history of many places.

In June of 2012, he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, but the Lord was gracious and granted him nearly six more years. A highlight in that time was the year spent as houseparents at the voluntary service unit in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The church was precious to Kevin and he didn’t question her care. He enjoyed visiting with people. His gentle, caring ways won him many friends. He was interested in the outreach of the Church and often expressed his concern for those who needed salvation. He was always sincere, but in his later years a greater measure of spiritual freedom was evident. Though he left no last words, his life was a testimony of his love to the Lord.

Left with precious memories are his wife, Cindy, Barnett, MO, three daughters, Kayla and Kevin Hiebert, Hillsboro, KS, Sheila and Tristan Yost, Bridgewater, ME, Sondra and Carlos Peters, Murray, KY, presently serving in El Salvador, seven grandchildren, Sami and Kolton Hiebert, Amber, Emily, and Kiara Yost, Ethan and Koby Peters, one sister, Carolee and David Koehn, Tonasket, WA, brother-in-law, Doyle Johnson, Moundridge, KS, parents-in-law, Floyd and Wanda Koehn, Versailles, MO, brother-in-law, Randy and Cheryl Koehn, Hardin, MT, sisters-in-law, Vernice, Versailles, MO, Carolee and Lonnie Penner, DeSmet, SD, Kyndra and Mervin Schultz, Versailles, MO, Kandace and Daniel Jantz, Bloomfield, IA, and many other friends and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jane.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 3, at the Beulah Mennonite Church near Versailles. Graveside services and interment followed in the Beulah Mennonite 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.


Karen Sue Mummert, 65
Karen Sue Mummert, of Sedalia, formerly of Laurie, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Fair View Nursing Home in Sedalia. She was born September 7, 1952, in Warrensburg, Missouri, a daughter of the late Roy A. and Minnie Hannah (Marxen) Moore.

On September 6, 1974, she was united in marriage to Lloyd Mummert who preceded her in death on March 4, 1998.

Karen was a 1970 graduate of Warrensburg High School. Following graduation, she graduated from cosmetology school in Warrensburg. She was employed at the Morgan County Library for many years until she was no longer able to work due to her health. When her children were young, she enjoyed volunteering her time as a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader.

Karen is survived by her children, Tanya Shaumeyer of Sedalia, Missouri and Brian Mummert of Laurie, Missouri; grandchildren, Steven Allison, Mackenzie Shaumeyer and Mallory Mummert; sisters, Mary Ann Bratten of Lebanon, Missouri and Kathryn Perron of Centerview, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Don Moore and Roy A. Moore, Jr. and sister, Laura Bailey.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 7, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Graveside services and interment followed in Garber Memorial Estates.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Tanya Shaumeyer in Karen’s memory. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Richard L. Kelley, 69
Richard L. Kelley, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach.

He is survived by his family. Wife, children, grandsons, step-sons, step-grandsons, sister, brother and nephews.

He was veteran of the United States Marine Corps and retired from the Army Reserves. He served in Vietnam, Desert Storm, Bosnia and Iraq.

Dick’s civilian career was spent working in telecommunications and information technology. He retired in 2011 after forty years of service.

He was a member of the American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 in Sunrise Beach, the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Corps League Detachment #1137 and the VFW Post 5923 in Camdenton.

A celebration of life was held Monday, March 12, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel with Pastor Kelly Caldwell officiating. Full military honors followed the service under the auspices of the American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 and the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Corps League Detachment #1137.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Marine Corps League. 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.


Edward John Manzer, 92
Edward John Manzer, of Osage Beach, Missouri passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018. He was born November 8, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri to Frank and Emma Manzer.

In 1943 Ed joined the Army Air Corp and served as a B-25 Bomber Pilot until 1946. After his discharge, he was joined in marriage to Caroline Catherine Ruggeri on January 25, 1947 in St. Louis. Together they had six children, Marlen, Scott, Jeff, Joe, Steve and Vicki, and resided in High Ridge Missouri.

In 1960 Ed moved his family to Lake of the Ozarks and partnered with Art Burnau to open one of the first heating and cooling companies at the Lake.

Ed was talented in many facets of the construction field and enjoyed working with his hands and helping neighbors.

He also loved the lake and the many activities that it provided. From skiing to sailing to flying, he enjoyed life to the fullest and over the many years that he lived, he captured most if not all on his movie cameras.

Ed is survived by five of his children, Marlen and Jerry Frank of Osage Beach, Scott and Glenda Manzer of Linn Creek, Jeff and Qi Manzer of Osage Beach, Joe and Vicki Manzer of Camdenton, Steve Manzer of the U.S. Virgin Islands, one sister, Betty Ann Burchell of Apple Valley Calif., nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Emma, his wife Carol, two brothers Jim and John, and one daughter Vicki Barrett.

He will be missed by all.

Services with Military Honors was held Friday, March 9 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach.

Inurnment followed at Veterans Wall- Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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.


Mark Alden Zickefoose, 70
Mark Alden Zickefoose, son of Orval Eugene and Gayle Alene Stull Zickefoose, was born, October 1, 1947 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He passed away March 06, 2018, in his home, Camdenton at the age of seventy years.

On June 7, 1969 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa he was united in marriage to Judy Ann Foss and to this union two children were born. Together they shared forty-eight years of marriage.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lynn Messer.

Mark is survived by his wife, Judy Zickefoose; his son, Chad Zickefoose and wife Lori and children, Elissa, Jeremy, Justin, Nikolas and Jordan of Ozark; his daughter, Marci Jo Carter and her husband, Jason and children, Kelsie, Brett, Brock and Kyle; his siblings, Loren Zickefoose and Nan, Nancy Sasseen, Phil Zickefoose, Keith Zickefoose and Tammy and his brother-in-law, Romaine Messer.

Mark was raised in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in the class of 1967. He served our country from 1968-1970 in the United States Navy. Afterwards, he attended Palmer Chiropractic College where he graduated with his degree.

In February of 1977, Mark and Judy moved to Camdenton to take care of his parents. He taught at Lake Area Technical School for fifteen plus years as the building trade teacher. He started his dream hobby farm, which was all organic and very successful.

Mark was a Christian and they were members of First Baptist Church of Camdenton, later joining New Life Church of the Nazarene.

He had a passion for taking his grandchildren on adventures and teaching them about things that were important in life. Every day, he would text 555 to his girls and granddaughters, because it was the last triple digits of the day.

Memorial services were held Friday, March 9, 2018 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s and left at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri.

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