The Reporter covers Miller, Morgan and Camden County in Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks and is published once per week on Wednesdays.

Obituaries

Published 6-21-17

Dorothy Vanderhoof, 83
Dorothy Vanderhoof, of Laurie, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017, at her home. She was born on December 26th, 1933, in Cook County, Illinois to Byron and Viola Tuttle in the middle of a snow storm.

She was raised during the Depression era along with her three brothers and three sisters. The family moved to northern Wisconsin where she finished high school as the valedictorian. She attended college at the University of Wisconsin campus in Minnesota and began teaching.

She met Calvin M. Vanderhoof and fell in love. They married June 5th, 1954 and on the family farm began raising what ended up being a large family of twelve. They moved back to Illinois and finished raising eleven children into adulthood, this being one of her greatest achievements.

Dorothy moved to Missouri in 2008, happy to be living on Carefree Lane, down the road from the Old Stone Church. Dorothy was preceded in death by her daughters, Leslie Ann and Mary Elizabeth, mother, Viola Tuttle, father, Byron Tuttle, the father of her children, Calvin, sister, Ellen and brothers, John and Richard Tuttle.

Leaving behind ten children, Calvin, Linda (John) Schettko, Teresa Weiss, Viola (Hollis) Bensley, Rita Christie, Monica (Pat) Brice, Anita (Chris) Ferino, Mike (Dawn) Vanderhoof, Paul Vanderhoof, Harold (Bonnie) Vanderhoof also seventeen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren, sisters, Joan (Charles) Barnes and Sue Vanderhoof and brothers, Eddie Tuttle and Jimmy Tuttle.

Her memory lives on at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, Missouri, on the Mothers Wall section D block 5 Row 10. A Memorial Mass was held Thursday, June 15, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie with Father John Schmitz celebrating.

Graveside services and inurnment 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 Laurie.


Gayla Jean Lamb, 78
Gayla Jean Lamb, of Laurie, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. She was born August 14, 1938, in Harrisonville, Missouri, a daughter of the late Donald and Lavona (Miller) Stonestreet.

On May 1, 1964, in Kansas City, Missouri, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Vearl Lamb.

Gayla was an active member of the Osage Community Elks Lodge 2705 in Laurie.

She enjoyed spending her time reading, shopping and boating on the lake. Gayla never knew a stranger and loved the time she spent with her friends.

Her family will remember her by her favorite saying, “It is what it is”.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Rhonda Lamb and Shandra Lamb both of Kansas City, Missouri and Karri Lamb of Baltimore, Maryland; grandson, Craig Allen Murphy; sister, Donita Bohannon Fasl of Belton, Missouri; her dog, Lady and many friends.

A celebration of Gayla’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to Ozarks Kat and K9 Shelter in Sunrise Beach or to the Special Olympics. 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 Laurie.


Betty B. Wagner, 82
Betty B. Wagner, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Laurie Care Center. She was born July 24, 1934, in Collins, Missouri, a daughter of the late Bill and Fern (Pace) Witt.

On November 14, 1952, in Kansas City, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Paul Wagner, who preceded her in death on September 8, 2015.

For thirty years, Betty was employed at Butler Manufacturing in Kansas City, Missouri. Following her retirement, she and Paul moved to the lake where she worked as a realtor at RE/MAX At The Lake, retiring in 2010.

Betty’s happiest times were spent with her family and her dog.

She is survived by her daughters, Paula Schneider and husband Dean of Raymore, Missouri and Donna Woods and husband Jim of Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren, Corey Schneider, Stacey Johnson and Joe Woods; great-granddaughter, Juliet Schneider; brothers, Jim Witt of Belton, Missouri and John Witt of Raymore, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Thelma Follett.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 17, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Laurie with Pastor Nick Stutesman officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in Garber Memorial Estates.

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 of Laurie.

 

Published 6-14-17

Esther Ellen Ensminger, 93
Esther Ellen Ensminger, of Sedalia, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Cole Camp. She was born November 22, 1923, in Newark, Ohio, a daughter of the late Robert and Alma (Foster) Hafer.

On July 25, 1944, in Versailles, she was united in marriage to Ira E. “Jack” Ensminger, who preceded her in death on October 24, 2013.

Esther was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church and the Jolly Elders both in Sedalia.

She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and taking day trips with her daughters. Most of all, she enjoyed the company of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and treasured the time she spent with them.

She is survived by her daughters, Theila Luetjen and husband Rodger of Cole Camp, Missouri, Ellen Howery and husband Larry of Osage Beach, Missouri and Elaine Tipton of Springfield, Missouri; grandchildren, Sara Dunn, Amy Kaiser, Eric Luetjen, Caleb Campbell, Courtney Thrasher, Wesley Tipton and Wendy Tipton-Eagon; great-grandchildren, Auric, Jacob and Michael Brockfeld, Hans, Hugh, Dasch, Krue and Clarke Kaiser, Matthew and Macy Luetjen, Brendan and Joseph Campbell, Sydnee and Autumn Thrasher, Brady Tipton and Leamon Eagon; her sister, Revah Stokes of Salina, Kansas and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila Sue Ensminger, a brother, Earl Hafer and her sisters, Helen Hafer, Hazel Marie Ward and Emily Holden.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 11, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Ted Francis officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Grateful Patient Program, Thompson Center for Autism Research, One Hospital Drive DC066.0, Columbia, Missouri 65212, the Versailles Cemetery Association or the Calvary Baptist Church of Sedalia.

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 6-7-17
Donna Sue Marple, 54
Donna Sue Marple, age 54, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at her home. She was born January 29, 1963, in Coronado, California, the daughter of the late James D. and Doris M. (Gibson) Dinkins.

On June 7, 1980, in Versailles, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Alex Marple.

Donna loved the outdoors and animals, especially her cats.

In addition to her husband, Alex, she is survived by her son, Cody Marple of Branson, Missouri; granddaughter, Maci Marple and her brothers, Jim Dinkins and wife Ellie of Wyoming, John Dinkins and wife Marsha of Tuscumbia, Missouri and Tom Dinkins and wife Andrea of Oregon.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, William Wesley “Rusty” Dinkins and Richard Dinkins.

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

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


Cody Ashton Brown, 25
Cody Ashton Brown, of Kaiser, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. He was born in Sanford, North Carolina on May 30, 1991, son of Bob and Dana (DeLacy) Brown.

Cody attended School of the Osage High School and graduated in 2010, where he was a member of the basketball and football team. Cody was an avid lover of all sports but was the BIGGEST Dallas Cowboys fan. He loved competition, whether it was the family’s annual Easter egg hunt, mini golf, or playing cards.

Every time that Cody would walk into a room, he would light it up with his contagious smile. He was a crucial part of the family and always a highlight of family vacations. He had a huge heart and cared about his family and friends so much. Cody was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Cody is survived by parents, Bob and Dana Brown of Kaiser, MO, sister Chelsea (Brown) Riney and her husband Joe of St. Louis, Grandparents Mike and Mary DeLacy of Osage Beach, and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Cody was preceded in death by Grandparents Jack and Marjorie Brown of Iberia.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Osage Beach YMCA in memory of Cody.

Condolences can be shared with the family at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

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


Lucille “Lucy” Landreth, 93
Lucille "Lucy” Landreth passed away peacefully at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri on Tuesday May 16, 2017, with her daughter, Susie Kendall; grandson, Brian Kendall and his wife, Sorya and her great-grandson, Yoshua by her side.

She is additionally survived by her son-in-law, John; her granddaughter, Kenna Kendall and other relatives including many nieces and nephews.

Born in Trenton, Missouri on December 27, 1923, she lived most of the last sixty years in Gravois Mills, Missouri with her husband Lionel “Pee-Wee” Landreth until his death in 1994. She was also predeceased by her son, Lionel “Skip” Landreth, Jr.

An avid fisherman, she loved the lake area and enjoyed fishing there for many years. Lucy also loved bowling, winning numerous trophies and awards.

A hard working lady for most of her life, she will be best remembered working for Lyman Moore at “Buffalo Burger” for over thirteen years as well as previously working at several other restaurants in the Gravois area.

In lieu of sending flowers, Lucy asked that donations be made to the Ozarks Kat and K9 Shelter of Sunrise Beach or Food For The Children Program of Morgan County.

A Celebration of Life service was held on Saturday, June 3 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Laurie.

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 Laurie.


Gretchen Irene Wright, 99
Gretchen Irene Wright, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri. She was born September 25, 1917 in West Fork, Arkansas a daughter of Virgil Theodore and Zada Mae (Southern) Hutcheson.

On September 30, 1940 in Towanda, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Edgar James Wright. Together they shared sixty-one years of marriage before his passing on April 3, 2002.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Hutch and Arkey and a sister, Chris.

Survivors include two sons, James L. Wright and wife Pamela S. of Independence, Missouri and Richard E. Wright and wife Cathy A. of Osage Beach, Missouri; six grandchildren, Marc Wright, Melissa Anderson, Whitney Herrelson, Quinn Oglesby, TylerHerrelson and Parker Rowe; ten great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Gretchen was raised in Arkansas and moved with her family to Towanda, Kansas as a teenager. After her marriage to Edgar, they made their home in Kansas City.

In 1963, they moved to the Gravois Mills area of Lake of the Ozarks where they owned and operated the Rail Fence Restaurant and Wright’s Cultured Marble. In 2003, she moved to Osage Beach, Missouri.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Entombment will be in Garber Memorial Estates, Laurie.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s 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.

Percy Burton Revels Jr., 82
Percy Burton Revels Jr., (Burt), of Camdenton Missouri, passed away on Friday, May 19th in his home in Camdenton Missouri, after a long illness.

Burt was born on July 8th, 1934 in Palatka Florida. He was the son of Judge Percy Burton Revels Sr. and Bernice Revels.

On February 16 1957, Burt was united in marriage to Dianne Lee Smith of Marianna Florida. This past February was their 60th wedding anniversary.

Burt was an Army Second Lieutenant commissioned while serving in the ROTC program in college and stationed at a Nike Missile base near Washington DC after graduating.

Burt earned his degree in building construction from the University of Florida in 1956 and went on to a career managing housing developments for National Homes Corporation in New York, Texas, Ohio and Illinois.

In the early 70s Burt started his own company: Seasons 4 Builders in Gaylord, Michigan building over 250 homes in northern Michigan between 1972 and 1982.

In the 80s and 90s Burt worked for Cardinal Industries and Choice Hotels buying land for hotel development throughout the Midwest. Burt and Dianne retired to Camdenton Missouri in 2000.

Burt had a life-long love of Florida Gator Football and music. He sang in the Men’s Glee Club at the University of Florida and many church choirs over the years. Burt also enjoyed traveling, boating and snow skiing with his family.

Burt is survived by his wife, Dianne in Camdenton, his son, Eric and wife Pamela of Chicago Illinois, daughter, Leanne Fisher and husband Mike Fisher of Boulder Colorado, five grand children and one great grandson.

His father, Percy Burton Senior, mother, Bernice and sister Joan Gaines preceded Burt in death.


Dr. Otis O. Moseley (Doc), 84
Dr. Otis O. Moseley (Doc), of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Otis was born in Lakeside, Missouri, October 15, 1932, in a small home under the UE Village Water Tower on the hill above Bagnell Dam. He was the first child of Okle and Olie “Ozell” (Crum) Moseley.

Otis was a unique individual in that he never knew a stranger. He took care of his patients as if they were a member of his own family. Most in fact could have been, as Dr. Moseley considered his whole community to be a part of his family. It was not uncommon to see Otis giving medical advice at the grocery store, gas station or a restaurant.

He enjoyed photography and spending quality time with his family and his many friends located at numerous points around the country. Other than his Children, Otis considered his largest accomplishment to be the involvement he had in bringing what is now Lake Regional Hospital to the Lake of the Ozarks. He used to say; “I have delivered hundreds of babies in this community but that Hospital was by far the largest of them all!”

Otis is survived by his first wife, Lois and their three children Randy, Brad and Scott, his daughter Julie from his second wife Anne; his sister Linda (Moseley) Birkhead; 8 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Dixie, his parents Okle and Ozell Moseley his daughter Julie’s Mother Anne, and two brothers Harley and Ron.

A memorial service for Dr. Otis Moseley will be held at Lodge of the Four Seasons, Marbella Room, on Sunday, June 25, 2017, beginning at 1:00pm.

Following the memorial, a Celebration of Life event will run until 4:00 p.m. Please feel free to bring along any photos you may have to share during the celebration.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to: Lake Regional Hospital
Otis Moseley/Fund Development 54 Hospital Drive Osage Beach, Missouri 65065

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.

Shirley M. Garber, 78
Shirley M. Garber, of Tipton, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born August 25, 1938, in Morgan County, a daughter of the late H. Franklin “Frank” and Marion L. (Hess) Noyes.

On September 28, 1956, in Versailles, she was united in marriage to Laurel Wayne Garber, who preceded her in death on February 1, 2012.

Shirley volunteered for many years at the Price James Library in Tipton where she served on the board and also served as president.

She was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church.

Her hobbies included reading, embroidery work and ceramics.

Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Tammy Lehman and husband Steve of Versailles, Kim Wilhelm and husband Todd of Versailles, Steve Garber and wife Jolene of Tipton and Tara Farmer and husband Kenny of California; grandchildren, Tyler, Laurey, Trey, Jordan, Mallory, Kyle, Abby, Cassie, Sara, Hannah and Kade; great-grandchildren, Adley, Easton, Masyn, McCoy, Makynna and Landon; her sisters, Lois Singer of Tipton and Gayle Long of Fletcher, North Carolina and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Noyes.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 3, at the Bethel Mennonite Church with Dr. Jeff Elliott officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Bethel Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Price James Library. 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 5-31-17
Margie A. Neal, 75
Margie Ann Neal of Linn Creek passed away peacefully on May 8th, 2017. Wife of the deceased Dr. Joe K. Neal, she was born in Harrisburg, Illinois in 1942, attended University of Illinois in Champagne-Urbana and earned a Master’s Degree in Sociology. Margie married Joe Neal and made her way to St. Louis and then Union, Missouri before settling in at the lake.

Margie was a 40-year resident of the lake area.

Margie and Joe Neal were married for 40 years. They had three children: Tony Neal, Erica Neal Boardman, and Elliott Neal. She was the grandmother of Gracie Neal and Bryce and Sydney Boardman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Joe K. Neal.

Her first 20 years at the lake, Margie was a weekend vacationer and wife of an avid fisherman in Osage Beach. Her children spent most weekends and summers of their childhood in their lake house sharing favorite memories with Margie swimming off their dock, boating, skiing, fishing and jet-skiing.

In the following 10 years she and her husband, Dr. Joe Neal, relocated permanently from Union, MO and lived in Camdenton. There they finished raising their youngest child, Elliott Neal.

Margie ran her husband’s dental practice, Joe K. Neal Family Dentistry, in Lebanon, Missouri. In her spare time, Margie was a busy piano teacher to many children in Camdenton and an active member and volunteer of her church, St. Anthony’s Parish.

Margie and Joe moved into a new house in Linn Creek in 2004. Her husband passed away in April of 2005.After becoming a widow, Margie remained active in her church. She volunteered at Lake Ozark Hospital and was a long-standing member of the Republican Club and Beta Sigma Phi sorority.

In 2013, Margie moved from the lake to Las Vegas, Nevada, to be nearer to her daughter and grandchildren, Bryce and Sydney. She enjoyed the warmer winters, ability to walk to shopping, great restaurants, and the entertainment the city had to offer.

Margie loved talking with friends, gardening, and the Catholic Church, but most of all she loved her family. She will be remembered by all that knew her for her generous and vivacious spirit.

Mass was held Friday May 26 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Camdenton, MO followed by a graveside service and then dinner back at the church.

The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to either the Children’s Home Society of Missouri (9445 Litzsinger Rd. St. Louis, MO 63144 www.chsmo.org) or St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (1874 North Business Route 5 Camdenton, MO 65020).

Danny Lee Branson, 68
Danny Lee Branson, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away, Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Laurie, Missouri. He was born November 5, 1948 in Franklin County, Missouri, a son of Victor Lewis Branson and Neva Delores (Oliver) Strein.

On September 23, 1967 in Summerfield, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Roena Yvonne Picker and to this union two children were born. Together they shared forty-nine years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his father and a son, Bryan Branson.

Survivors include his wife, Roena Branson of the home; a daughter, Rhamie Glade of Independence, Missouri; two grandchildren, Randee Glade and Rickey Glade; his mother, Delores Strein of California, Missouri; a step-mother, Lucy Branson of Vienna, Missouri and a host of other relatives and friends.

Danny was raised in Jefferson City and Belle, Missouri. He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force. He worked for Sprint for thirty-seven years. He and Roena retired to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2006.

He was a forty year member of the Elks Lodge #2705 in Laurie and a member of the Indian Rock Golf Club.

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

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.


Lorene Wilcox, 102
Lorene Wilcox, of Laurie, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Laurie Care Center. She was born March 7, 1915, in Mercer County, Missouri, the youngest of four children born to Elbert and Leafy (McCully) Hammond.

Lorene attended school in Half Rock and Princeton. She also studied at NW State and William Jewell College.

She worked for Montgomery Ward, assisted her father at the family farm and was the first woman to hold office as Circuit Clerk and Recorder of Deeds for Mercer County in 1956.

On December 5, 1936, she married Kermith Curtis and they had two children, Bill and Nancy. He preceded her in death in 1956.

On June 28, 1957, she married Ellis Wilcox and they were married fifty-seven years. He preceded her in death on December 21, 2014.

Lorene enjoyed her family, fishing, quilting, card playing, counting dominoes, solving cross word puzzles, flowers and traveling.

She was a faithful member of the West Lake Christian Church in Laurie.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Coughenour and husband Gary of Collins, Iowa; step-daughters, Betty Lee Cox and husband Amos of Kearney, Missouri and Patty Sue Neville of Columbia, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Joan Curtis of Omaha, Nebraska; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Moore and husband Kenneth of Lee’s Summit, Missouri and numerous nieces, nephews and many extended friends.

In addition to her parents and wonderful husbands, she was preceded in death by her son, William Allen Curtis, brothers, Ardith Hammond and Cleon Hammond and a sister, Arlene Clark.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 18, at the West Lake Christian Church in Laurie with Pastor Kelly Caldwell officiating.

Graveside services and interment was held Friday, May 19, at Princeton Cemetery in Princeton, Missouri with Pastor Sean Hammond officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the West Lake Christian Church. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


David Dawayne Haile, 56
David Dawayne Haile, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. He was born March 8, 1961, in Kansas City, Missouri, and son of the late Roy E. and Jewell O. (Brockway) Haile.

On December 3, 2014, in Puerto Rico, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Penny (Patton) Haile.

David was employed at Hainen Ford in Tipton as a car salesman for over thirty years until his retirement.

His favorite hobbies included, driving his tractor, traveling, spending time on the beach and was an avid collector, especially cars and antiques.

He was a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, Penny, he is survived by his children, Bryan Haile and Jessica Reese and husband Michael all of Rocky Mount, Missouri; granddaughter, Tia Reese; step-sons, Tanner Westhues and Miles Westhues; step-daughter, Morgan Westhues; brother, Gene Haile and wife Lois of California, Missouri; sisters, Gloria Coats and husband Mike of Hughson, California and Pat Hayes and husband Joe of Little Rock, Arkansas and many other relatives and friends.

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

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


Robert Joseph Vance, 77
Robert Joseph Vance, of Laurie, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at his home. He was born on November 25, 1939, in Kansas City, Kansas.

He graduated from Park Hill High School in 1957 and attended Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. Bob joined the United States Army in 1962 and served in Omaha, Nebraska and in Germany until 1965.

Bob was employed at General Motors from 1966 until he retired. He also spent time volunteering for the Parkville Police Department.

On December 30, 1979, in Laughlin, Nevada, he was united in marriage to Loretta, who preceded him in death on May 10, 2013.

Bob loved living at the lake, especially while spending time fishing. He enjoyed telling his good jokes to family and friends. Bob was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan.

He was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, the American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 in Sunrise Beach and was a dedicated supporter of law enforcement and the Highway Patrol.

He is survived by his daughter, Mikki Lewis and her husband Tom and grandchildren, Megan and Matthew; his son, Michael Vance and wife Jennifer; a brother, Bill Vance; sister, Linda Cavanaugh; a step-daughter, Tina Chituck and grandchildren, Travis Cash and Jessica Cash and great-grandchildren, Haley Cash and Matthew Cash.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, David and Helen Vance and a brother, Jack Vance.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 23, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Laurie with Father John Schmitz officiating. Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the Garber Memorial Estates Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Highway Patrol Safety Organization or 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 in Laurie.


Jo Ann Forbes, 62
Jo Ann Forbes, of Gravois Mills, died Thursday May 18, 2017 at the John Knox Village Hospice House in Lee’s Summit.

She was born September 25, 1954, in Kansas City, the daughter of Willis and Harriet Pyle. She married Steve Forbes on July 19th, 1975.

She was a member of the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church, where she served as church secretary and in the past as a chair of the church Ad Council, Youth Group Leader, Sunday School Teacher, and secretary and treasurer of the United Methodist Women.

She also was a substitute teacher at Morgan County RII in Versailles for sixteen years.

Jo Ann loved her two grandchildren, Noah and Sophia; they were the light of her life. She also enjoyed collecting cookbooks and cooking and baking for her family and friends. Jo Ann had a strong faith in God and she touched many lives and hearts in anyone she met.

Jo Ann is survived by her husband Steve; daughter Sarah Lakey and husband Craig; two grandchildren Noah, age five and Sophia, age two; three nephews and one niece, along with many other family and friends.

A Celebration of Jo Ann’s life will be held Saturday, May 27 at the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church. Visitation will begin at 10:00am with a service to follow at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church. 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.
 

Published 5-24-17
Catherine L. Cornelisse, 92
Catherine L. Cornelisse, of Laurie, passed from this life on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Laurie Care Center. She was the daughter of the late Flora and David Buckner.

Catherine worked hard her entire life to provide for her family. She was a great cook, loved to read, solve puzzles and enjoyed outings on the Lake of the Ozarks.

She fought her illness with courage and strength of will.

Catherine is survived by her son, David Renner and wife Marilyn; daughter, Kifflyn Vitinia; grandchildren, Cathy Renner and Jim Renner and wife Julia; great-grandchildren, Sean Renner and Liam Renner; sister-in-law, Shirley Buckner; nephews, Mark and Craig Buckner; niece, Kerri Neal and husband Bobbie and many thanks to her caregivers, Judy Brown and family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Cornelisse, her brothers, David Buckner and Frank Buckner and sisters, Cecelia Buckner and Patricia Buckner.

There will be no services according to her wishes. 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 Laurie.


Emma G. Head, 89
Emma G. Head, of Laurie, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. She was born September 19, 1927, in Ottawa, Illinois, a daughter of the late Luther and Frieda (Geiler) Allison.

On June 29, 1946, in Peoria, Illinois, she was united in marriage to Jack Head who preceded her in death on September 29, 1976.

For over thirty years, Emma served as the head cook at Sparland Grade School and High School. She spent many years decorating wedding, anniversary, birthday and graduation cakes for families there. While living at the lake, she continued her love of baking by making pies and cakes for Fred and Patty’s Trails End Restaurant in Laurie.

Emma enjoyed spending time playing bingo with her friends and listening to classic country music.

She was a member of the West Lake Christian Church in Laurie.

Emma is survived by her son, Jerry (Kris) Head of Laurie, Missouri; grandsons, Bruce (Vania) Head of Brumley, Missouri and Mark (Sandy) Haun of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; great-grandchildren, Megan and C.J.; sister, Dorothy Brandenburg of Joplin, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathy Kuni, brothers, Luther Allison, Jr., Paul Carter, Franklin Carter and Dick Carter and sisters, Ruth Griswold and Alice.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 17, at the West Lake Christian Church in Laurie with Pastor Kelly Caldwell officiating.

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


Sheila Anne Marshall, 62
Sheila Anne Marshall, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017, at her home. She was born August 27, 1954, in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of Jim and Marilyn (Deavers) Green.

On August 10, 1974, she was united in marriage to John Dean Marshall, who preceded her in death on September 26, 2003.

Sheila worked in the Department of Corrections as an officer and later as a sergeant for over twenty-five years until her retirement.

She was an avid Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals fan. She loved to drive her Lincoln around town with her Chiefs flags waving.

Sheila is survived by her children, Kenny Marshall and wife Leah of St. Peters, Missouri, Dina Beal and husband Chris of Lexington, Missouri, Barry Marshall of Versailles, Missouri, Lori Caldwell of Wellington, Missouri, Chris Marshall and wife Lesley of Versailles, Missouri and Crystal Woodall and husband Mike of Lorton, Virginia; grandchildren, Kenzie, Kody, Kassy, Kayla, Brevin, Brady, Josh, Stephanie, Jaxon, Ryley, Payton and Marshall; brother, Steve Green; sisters, Loretta Sellers and Yvonne Frazier and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, John, she was preceded in death by her mother, Marilyn Caudill and husband Bill, her father, Jim Green and wife Joyce, brother, Jimmy Green and sister, Valerie Hauck.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 18, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Jim Randall officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

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


Norma Lee Prock, 92
Norma Lee Prock, of Laurie, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Laurie Care Center. She was born March 24, 1925 in Girdner, Missouri, a daughter of James Lawrence and Lessie May (McBride) Durham.

On May 4, 1941 in Protem, Missouri, she was untied in marriage to Gene Doyle Prock. Together they shared forty-seven years of marriage before his passing on April 27, 1989.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Robert Durham and a sister, Shirley Wood.

Survivors include her son, Darrell Prock and wife Linda of Gardner, Kansas and son, Dan Prock of Portland, Oregon; three grandsons, Dan Prock, Darrin Prock and Douglas Prock; a granddaughter, Sara Carey-Prock; five great-grandchildren, Alana Prock, Derek Prock, Tanner Prock, Devin Prock and Colton Prock; three great-great-grandchildren, Jace, Brielle and Daisy and a host of other relatives and friends.

She lived the majority of her life in DeSoto, Kansas where she worked as a Payroll Supervisor for Hercules Powder Company. She retired to the Lake of the Ozarks and wintered in Florida for a number of years. In her spare time she enjoyed, dancing, painting and traveling.

She was a member of the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star in DeSoto, Kansas.

Graveside services were held Friday, May 19, 2017 in DeSoto Cemetery, DeSoto, Kansas.

Family and friends may leave online condolences at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Wava V. Adair, 83
Wava V. Adair, of Pittsburg, Kansas, formerly of Versailles, died May 11, 2017, at the home of her son in Pittsburg, Kansas following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer surrounded by family.

She was born April 14, 1934, in Silver City, Iowa, the daughter of Cliff and Susie Sargent Stewart. She graduated from Silver City High School in 1952 and moved to Omaha, Nebraska where she was eventually set up on a blind date with Robert “Bob” Adair while he was on a weekend leave from the Air Force.

She and Bob married on April 12, 1958, in Silver City, Iowa and he preceded her in death on September 16, 2014. Bob and Wava resided in Wichita Falls, Texas, Faribault, Minnesota and Rifle, Colorado before eventually making their home in Versailles, Missouri twenty-five years ago.

Mrs. Adair worked as a bookkeeper for the Colorado National Bank in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Wava’s other interests included gardening, woodworking, cooking and being outside.

Survivors include one son, Duane Adair and his wife Melinda of Pittsburg, Kansas; two daughters, Pam Bechler and her husband Junior of George, Iowa, and Audrey Strickland of Versailles, Missouri; one granddaughter, Andrea Northrop and five grandsons, Adam Northrop, Tony Northrop Jr., Cody Bechler, Evan Bechler and Casey Bechler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, Duane Stewart and one granddaughter, Amy Northrop.

Graveside services and inurnment were held at Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Friday May 19, 2017.

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

Mark Steven Frazee, 54
Mark Steven Frazee, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017, at his home. He was born August 1, 1962, in Petaluma, California, a son of Donald David and Loretta (Stockman) Frazee.

Mark enjoyed hunting and riding motorcycles.

He is survived by his sons, Cory Frazee and wife Tara of Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Ethan Frazee of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; grandchildren, Harlee Frazee, Mary Frazee and Allie Frazee; his mother, Loretta Frazee of the home; brother, Robert Frazee and wife Lynn of Drexel, Missouri; sister, Debby Stephenson and husband Mark of Greenview, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald David Frazee.

A private family celebration of Mark’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 Laurie.

Anne Massey, 72
Anne Massey, of Osage Beach Missouri, formerly of Camdenton, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Ozark Care and Rehabilitation Center, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Anne was born December 10, 1942 in Bethany, Missouri, the oldest daughter of Fred Pittman and Dorothy Pittman.

She was preceded in death by her father Fred Pittman and her mother Dorothy Pittman (Casto); three nieces Sherri Scott, Nancy Musgrave and Vicki Hand; one nephew Alan Scott; and her daughter-in- law Carla Dukes.

She was the beloved mother of John Dukes and Carla Thompson.

She is survived by her son John Dukes of Laurie Missouri; her daughter Carla Thompson of Bath New York; two sisters Patty Holloway of Camdenton Missouri and Nancy Clymer of Fairfield Illinois; one brother John Pittman of Blue Springs Missouri; four Grandchildren Zach Dukes, Thomas Dukes, Allison Pittman and Jonathan Pino; two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Anne graduated high school from South Sumter High in Bushnell Florida. She enjoyed a career of caregiver and loved her job. She loved helping others and would have given her last dime to anyone that needed it. She lived to help others, and always put others before herself.

Her faith in God was very strong and she had read the Bible front to back five times. She was a strong woman who fought for three years. She enjoyed reading which is a passion she passed down to both of her children. She also loved working in her garden and she enjoyed watching mystery shows as well as her soap opera, The Young and the Restless, which is a passion she shared with her daughter. However, what was more important to her then anything, were her children.

She was a wonderful and loving mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Special thanks to Ozark Care Center in Osage Beach Missouri and to Regional Hospice for taking such good care of Anne and keeping her comfortable in her final days. It is greatly appreciated by the entire family.

There will be no services per her wishes. The family is having a dinner to celebrate her life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the family.
 

Published 5-17-17
Faith E. White, 78
Faith E. White, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away at her home in Camdenton on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Faith was born April 25, 1939 in Richland, Missouri. She was the daughter of Delton and Ruby (Head) Hooker.

On April 5, 1958 in Camdenton, Missouri, Faith was united in marriage to Carl White who preceded her in death May 12, 2007. Together they shared over 49 years of marriage at the time of his death.

Faith is survived by her sons, Jonny White, Kurt White and wife, Kelly; her daughters, Carla Fiene and husband, Gary, and Janice McDowell and husband, Dennis, all of Camdenton, Missouri; her brother, Garlen Duane “Buck” Hooker of Richland, Missouri, and sister, Carol Anderson and husband, Wayne, of Richland, Missouri; six grandchildren, Shannon Christine Jones, Jason Aaron Meads, Stacie Elizabeth Jones, Tiffany Anne Barklage, Sammy J. White, and Kaylin Delaine White; step-grandchildren, Holly Gaddy, Brian Fiene, and Tiffanie McDowell; along with a host of other relatives and many friends.

Faith was preceded in death by her parents Delton and Ruby Hooker; her husband Carl White, brothers Delton Daniel “Dee” Hooker, and Clifton Leonard “Sonny” Hooker, granddaughter Sarah Anne Meads and great granddaughter Skyler K Jones.

Faith worked as secretary for the Camden County Circuit Court in Camdenton for many years before retiring. She enjoyed her days gardening and reading and loved spending time outdoors fishing and hunting for mushrooms and arrowheads.

Faith was an avid NASCAR fan, and enjoyed watching her favorite drivers competing on the race track. Her greatest joy in life was her family and she loved spending time with them.

Faith was a loving and devoted wife, and a caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother to her children and their families. She helped create many beautiful memories for them to cherish for years to come.

A Celebration of Faith’s Life was held Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Decaturville Missionary Baptist Church, Decaturville, Missouri.

Private family interment was at Roach Cemetery in Roach, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to The American Cancer Society or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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.


Tommy Earl Daniels, 78
Tommy Earl Daniels, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born January 2, 1939, in Versailles, a son of the late Earl and Verne (Buzan) Daniels.

On March 9, 1962, in Versailles, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Linda (Kennard) Daniels.

Tom was a hard worker who farmed and drove a truck for many years.

He was an avid sports fan, always cheering on his favorite teams, the St. Louis Cardinals and Missouri Basketball or any sport his children or grandchildren participated in. Most of all, he loved his family and treasured the moments he spent with them.

Tom was a member of the Hopewell Union Church.

In addition to his wife, Linda, he is survived by his daughters, Marsha Peters and husband Terry of Lone Jack, Missouri and Terri Bergman and husband John of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; grandchildren, Branden Smith and wife Melissa, Amanda Dennis and husband David, Austin Evans and wife Savannah, Amber Evans, Reagan Bergman, Emerson Bergman and Bailey Peters; great-grandchildren, Michael, Jason, Christopher and Alyssa Smith, Jolea Evans and Raylea Fletcher; brother, Jim Daniels and wife Mary of Versailles, Missouri; sisters, Dora Dunnaway and husband Jim of Independence, Missouri and Peggy Schilb of Tampa, Florida; sister-in-law, Kay Daniels of Versailles, Missouri; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Daniels, grandson, Michael Joseph Smith, brother, Jack Daniels and sisters, Frances Campbell, Altifia Barber, Katherine Grace Daniels and Georgia Clark.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 9, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Rudy Beard and Pastor Kenny Cook officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Beulah Cemetery near Barnett.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Morgan County Relay For Life. 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.


Charlotte Bonner, 96
Charlotte Bonner, of Bend, Oregon, formerly of Macks Creek, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017 at St. Charles Health System, Bend, Oregon.

Charlotte was born May 16, 1920 in Kirksville, Missouri, the daughter of Elmer D. and Neva Lynn (Miller) Harpham.

On November 23, 1940 in Lebanon, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Ross S. Creach, who preceded her in death on December 12, 1943. He died while serving as a Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper. The section of US 54 between Camdenton and Macks Creek is named in his honor.

She later married William Floyd Bonner on May 5, 1951 in Joplin, Missouri. He preceded her in death on November 10, 1982.

Charlotte is survived by her sons, William Ross Creach and wife, Cheryl, of Redmond, Oregon; Mike Bonner and wife, Carol, of Macks Creek, Missouri; Dr. Mark Bonner, M. D. of Warner Robins, Georgia; and Major James Bonner, USMC, (Ret.) and wife, Diana, of Norco, California; her sister, Dorothy Whitten of Boonville, Missouri; daughters-in-law Mary Creach of Columbia, Missouri, and Ulrike Creach of Fremont, California, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; along with other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Neva Lynn Harpham; her husbands, Ross S. Creach and William Floyd Bonner; her son Rickey S. Creach; and two sisters, Mary Willey and Neva Dee Brown.

Charlotte attended Central Missouri State College and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Northeastern Missouri State College, now known as Truman State University. She received her Masters of Science degree in Counseling from California Lutheran University.

Charlotte enjoyed a career of teaching in the Missouri and California public school systems for 53 years. She was a teacher at Macks Creek High School and Camdenton High School from 1955 to 1965. She then began teaching at San Fernando High School, San Fernando, California where she became a College Counselor.

She was particularly proud of the work she did in getting minority students to consider attending college. One of her students, whom she helped to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is California’s current Secretary of State. Another of her students attended the University of Southern California, where he won the Heisman Trophy. Her counseling work was honored by an article in the Los Angeles Times.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Macks Creek, Missouri.

Charlotte was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Fernanda Maria Chapter, where she held positions as Chaplain and Regent. At the end of her second term as Regent she was the oldest chapter officer, at 92, in California.

She was also a member of Eastern Star Lodge 20 in Macks Creek for over 65 years.

Visitation was held Saturday, May 13, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Macks Creek, Missouri. Easter Star Services were followed by funeral services at the church.

Interment will follow at Macks Creek Cemetery, Macks Creek, Missouri.

The family requests that a contribution to the Lena Creach Scholarship Fund be made in lieu of flowers. The contribution should be made “In memory of Charlotte Bonner/Lena Creach Scholarship” and sent to Macks Creek School District, Macks Creek, Missouri 65786.

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

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


William Roger Garrett, 78
William Roger Garrett, 78, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Laurie Care Center in Laurie, Missouri. He was born April 20, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, the third of four sons of William Patrick and Laura Pearl (Brown) Garrett.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two older brothers, Don Garrett and Bob Garrett.

Survivors include his son, Steve Garrett with his wife Mona of the Chicago, Illinois area; his daughter, Debra Garrett of the Chicago area; four grandchildren, Scott Garrett, Kelly Garrett, Ashley Garrett and Mackenzie Garrett; nine great-grandchildren, Kristopher, Landon, Drew, Logan, Nathan, Dayton, Arianna, Isabella and Waylon; a brother, Brian Garrett of Sunrise Beach, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

When Bill lived in the Chicago area, he worked at a railroad just like his father and son at one time. In 1972 he moved to the Lake of the Ozarks, where he built Garrett’s Indian Oaks Resort with several family members.

He also worked as an electrician at the lake where he owned and operated Bill’s Electric. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing and boating. Most of all, he enjoyed time spent with family and friends.

Visitation was held Friday May 12, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Graveside services and burial followed in Garber Memorial Estates, Laurie, Missouri.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Published 5-10-17
Roger L. Smith, 72
Roger L. Smith, of Linn Creek, Missouri, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Roger was born December 16, 1944 in Hannibal, Missouri. He was the son of Wilburn and Estelle (Morris) Smith.

On July 8, 1963 in Hannibal, Missouri, Roger was united in marriage to Teresa Hanks. They shared over 53 years together as husband and wife at the time of his death.

Roger graduated from Camdenton High School with the class of 1963. He was the first four-year letterman at Camdenton High School, and held a long jump record at CHS for over 30 years.

After graduating, Roger owned and operated Glaize Amoco in Osage Beach with his dad for over 20 years. He also co-owned and operated 66 Fast Stop in Camdenton with his partner John Flory.

Roger enjoyed spending days golfing and fishing and loved traveling to other locations. He was always in for a card game, especially the game of pitch, and loved watching the eagles and other birds from his home. His greatest joy though, was spending time with his family.

Roger was a loving and devoted husband, a caring uncle, and a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his children and their families. He was a kind man whose generosity to friends and family alike will be remembered for all time. He will be sorely missed.

Roger is survived by his wife Teresa; his sons, Roger Smith and wife, Renee, of Gilberts, Illinois and Matthew Smith and wife, Amber, of Fayetteville, Arkansas; his daughter Kathy Smith and husband, David Jones of Columbia, Missouri; his mother, Estelle Galloway, of Camdenton, Missouri; his sisters, Wilma Jean Leary of Blue Springs, Missouri and Jennie Lou Neeley of Camdenton, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Erin, Sarah, Castle, Ethan, Vivianne, Nathaniel, and Lydia; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Madelyn; along with eleven nieces and nephews, and a host of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wilburn Smith; his sister Connie Major and one nephew.

Services were held Tuesday, May 2, at Community Christian Church, Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment followed at Laughlin Cemetery, Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to either Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or St. Jude's Children's Hospitals.

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.

Kathryn Marie Hilty Nikkel, 78
Kathryn Marie Hilty Nikkel, died Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Diversicare of Hutchinson, Kansas where she resided the last two months of her life. She was born October 16, 1938 near Donnellson, Iowa, the daughter of Carl and Viola Hilty.

She graduated from Versailles High School and attended Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas and graduated from the Bethel Deaconess School of Nursing in May of 1960.

She married Abraham J. Nikkel at Fortuna, Missouri that same year.

Kathryn was a professional registered nurse most of her adult life. Early in her career she worked in clinical settings. The last 20 years of her career, she served as a geriatric nurse and later as the Director of Nursing at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles, Missouri.

Kathryn was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church community where she was involved with the Women in Mission. After the death of Abe in 2003, she faced declining eyesight and other health challenges.

In 2004, she was lovingly embraced into the household of her sister, Twila and brother in-law, Homer Garber. She loved serving cookies to the little grands that visited their home, watering the flowers at the mailbox, folding church bulletins, or washing up the last dishes from the meal with her sister and brother-in-law.

Kathryn is survived by a daughter, Julie Goering and her husband, Russell, Hutchinson, Kansas; a son, James P. Nikkel, Newton, Kansas; two granddaughters and their husbands, Anna and Jamar Crable and Maggie and Adam Pounds; great grandsons, Jalen and Javion Crable, and Arlo Abraham Pounds; siblings and in-laws, Twila and Homer Garber, Versailles, Missouri, Doris Hilty, Versailles, Missouri, Chester and Mary Hilty, Dixon, Illinois; her husband’s sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends in various states.

Her husband, Abe, her daughter, Rebecca, and her parents, Carl and Viola, preceded her in death.

Funeral service were held Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Fortuna, Missouri with Pastor Dave Zapf officiating. Burial followed the service.

Memorial gifts may be made to Bethel Mennonite Church - Women In Mission, Fortuna, Missouri. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Sail E. Jackman, 64
Sail E. Jackman, of Gravois Mills, Missouri passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri from complications of cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends.

Sail was born on July 2, 1952, in San Antonio, Texas, to Norman and Dorothy (O’Dell) Jackman.

On May 1, 2000 he met Bobbie Green and on December 21, 2001, they were united in marriage.

Sail was a veteran of the United States Army and also served in the Vietnam War.

In 2015, he retired from Lake City Army Ammunition Plant after many years of employment.

Sail enjoyed spending his time fishing, target practicing, having bonfire parties, spending time with family and friends and being a companion to his beloved German shepherd, Baron.

Sail was always the life of the party. He loved to laugh and have a good time. He never met a stranger and could always tell a good story. He loved listening to music but the “oldies” were definitely his favorite.

He leaves behind his wife Bobbie of the home; four children, Ryan Jackman of Grain Valley, Jessica Jackman of Independence, Connie Jackman of Blue Springs and Rachael Jackman of Saginaw, Texas; two step-children, Shane Jarman and wife Kamela of Odessa and Chanel Pope of Kansas City; a brother, Roger Jackman and wife Jeanne of Olathe, Kansas; sister-in-law, Beverly Jackman of Independence; several grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Marshall Jackman, brother, Don Jackman and sister, Janice Peek.

A celebration of Sail’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Odessa VFW Post 5675, 9642 E. Old Highway 40, Odessa, Missouri 64076.

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 in Laurie.


Luzia Henry, 87
Luzia Henry, of Jefferson City, Missouri, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 at her home in Jefferson City.

Luzia was born January 4, 1930 in Patchkau, Germany, the daughter of Joseph and Hedwig (Madry) Beck.

In 1953, Luzia was united in marriage to Henry Bator in Lancaster, New York. She was later married in 1966, to Robert Henry, Jr. in Germany.

She is survived by her sons, Roy Beck and wife, Goody, of Okeechobee, Florida, and Robert Henry III and wife, Susan, of Branson, Missouri; her daughter, Christina McDowell and husband, Rich, of Lake Ozark, Missouri; her brother Eberhard Beck of Ohio; her sister Hildegard; and fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Ronald Bator, and her sister, Annelies Beyer.

Luzia had worked in a factory in her earlier years. More recently she was employed with New Horizon in Jefferson City for over 27 years.

She was a hard worker, but always had a wonderful sense of humor and always had a joke to share. She enjoyed knitting and crochet work in her spare time.

Luzia was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Services were held Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Interment followed at Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Osage Beach.

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.


Virginia C. Musgrave, 100
Virginia C. Musgrave, age 100, of Climax Springs, Missouri, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Lakeside Meadows in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Virginia was born October 4, 1916 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the daughter of Garland and Anna M. Shackelford.

Virginia is survived by her son, Richard Musgrave of Climax Springs; four grandchildren, Kimberly Bunton, Kelly Musgrave, Shane Musgrave, and Brent Musgrave; and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; one sister; and her son, Donald.

Virginia owned and operated Musgrave Real Estate in Lee's Summit for over 25 years. She enjoyed spending days outdoors camping, fishing and boating.

Services were held Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Faith Baptist Church in Climax Springs, Missouri.

Memorial donations are suggested to Faith Baptist Church, P.O. Box 98, Climax Springs, MO 65324

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

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

Published 5-3-17
Michael M. Manard, 74
Michael M. Manard, of Versailles, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 in Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City, Missouri. He was born July 26, 1942 in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of Hardin B. and Lucille W. (Irvin) Manard.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Kent I. Manard, Gerald B. Manard and S. Patrick Manard.

Survivors include his wife, Diana of the home; five children, George Schillinger, Dawn Farnsworth, Michael Schillinger, John Manard and Laura Manard all of the greater Kansas City area; one grandchild; three sisters, Sandy Buckler of Weston, Missouri, Jackie Jones of Clinton, Missouri and Jill Lakey of Edwards, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.

Mike was raised in the Kansas City area. He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force. His work with computers allowed him to travel the world working on them.

He retired to Versailles, Missouri in 2010. In his spare time he enjoyed watching television, being on the computer and car races.

A memorial service was held Monday, April 24, 2017 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of 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.


Daisy Marie Williams, 87
Daisy Marie Williams, of Lowry City, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. She was born May 29, 1929, in Morgan County, a daughter of the late Oliver and Belle (Hess) Calton.

On May 31, 1951, in Versailles, she was united in marriage to Orvil Williams, who preceded her in death on September 15, 1995.

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

In the late 1960’s, Marie became a licensed foster parent, fostering nearly thirty children until her retirement.

She is survived by her sisters, Louise Calton Sidebottom of Osceola, Missouri, Donna Calton Hardwick of Tonganoxie, Kansas and Barbara Calton Meeker and husband Glen of Olathe, Kansas; children, Teresa Calton of Independence, Missouri, Beverly Chapman of Versailles, Missouri, Mary Marple of Versailles, Missouri, Roger Williams of Helena, Montana, Mitchell Stark of Versailles, Missouri and Brian Bailey of Versailles, Missouri and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Trustin Calton and Miranda Calton and her sister, Dora Merriott.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 26, at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Landon “Cap” Chapman officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. www.kidwellgarber.com
 

Published 4-26-17
Carla June Herndon, 58
Carla June Herndon, of Versailles, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born July 26, 1958, in Boonville, Missouri, the daughter of James and Dixie (Charles) Lake.

On October 21, 1989, at Opened Door Christian Fellowship in Laurie, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, James Herndon.

Carla graduated from State Fair Community College in Sedalia with an Associate’s Degree in Business.

Her passion was amateur photography. She displayed many of her photographs at local fairs for others to enjoy. She also loved gardening and traveling and camping in their motor home.

Carla was a devoted member of The Door in Laurie where she was active in the Ladies of the Door, was a volunteer at the Royal Theatre for many years and when her children were young, she was active in 4-H.

In addition to her husband, James, she is survived by her children, Curtis Cunningham and wife Racheal of Versailles, Missouri, Melissa Juarez and husband Francisco of Versailles, Missouri, Jamie Herndon of Osage Beach, Missouri and Jessie Herndon of Fair Play, Colorado; grandchildren, Johnathan, Katarynna, Tiah, Lilyahna, Rhyland, Logan, Ian, Vincent and Alexander; her father, James Lake of Versailles, Missouri; brothers, Scott Lake and wife Carolyn and Mark Lake and wife Donita all of Barnett, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dixie Lake.

A celebration of Carla’s life will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 25th, at The Door in Laurie with Pastor Jerry Piker officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Royal Theatre, P.O. Box 273, Versailles, Missouri 65084.

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


Earl "Butch" C. Shipman, 60
Earl "Butch" C. Shipman, son of Earl Celestal and Ruth Blankenship Shipman, was born, May 13, 1956 in Lebanon, Missouri. He passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of sixty years, ten months and thirty days.

On August 31, 1981 he was united in marriage to Cheryl Benson and to this union two children were born. Together they shared years thirty-five of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Eddie Shipman; his sister, Bonnie Sue Kuhn and sister-in-law, Sharon Shipman.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Shipman of the home; his daughter, Heather Dean of Eldon, Missouri; his son, Heath Shipman of Columbia, Missouri; two grandchildren, James Strickland and Adenia Love; one great-granddaughter, Hadleigh Strickland; four siblings, Linda Starr and husband Danny of Camdenton, Missouri, Ellen Bradley and husband Rick of Montreal, Missouri, Fred Shipman and wife Peggy of Linn Creek, Missouri and Bill Shipman of Macks Creek, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Butch was raised in the Linn Creek area. He had spent many years building boat docks and later worked as a carpenter. God had blessed him with a special talent through his carpentry.

In his spare time, he enjoyed getting out and riding his motorcycle and his horses. He loved hunting, fishing and playing pool. The time he treasured the most though, was time spent with his family and friends.

Butch has blessed his family with many fond memories. He was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother and uncle.

A memorial visitation was held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made to the family 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.


Gertrude Aleen (Cox) Jackson, 88
Gertrude Aleen (Cox) Jackson, of Raytown, Missouri, passed away April 14, 2017 at home. Gertrude was born April 24, 1928 in Versailles, Missouri to Sherman and Sylvia Cox. She lived in Kansas City and Greenfield, Missouri most of her life.

As a child, she grew up in Versailles, Missouri and graduated from Versailles High School.

Gertrude’s greatest joys were her family and friends, her flower gardens, holidays and traveling around the U.S. with her husband.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Francis, Grace, Helen and Lorine “Dimples” and brothers, Bill, James, Sherman “Lester” and Lawrence.

Survivors include her loving husband, James Howard Jackson; sister, Jean Kopp; daughters, Barbara Hogue, Janet Rice and Gayle Brotherton; sons, James F. Jackson and Charles H. Jackson; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Services were held Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. (207 N. Monroe) Burial followed in Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Donna Mae Spor, 80
Donna Mae Spor, 80, of New Cambria, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 in her home. She was born January 2, 1937 in Bunceton, Missouri, a daughter of John and Laura Francis (Williams) Arnold.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Curtis Doyel; two brothers, Billy Arnold and Darrell Arnold and a sister, Sharon Wilde.

Survivors include two sons, Steve Doyel and Mike Doyel both of Tipton, Missouri; a daughter, Rhonda Lusby and husband Keith of New Cambria, Missouri; ten grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two brothers, Glen Arnold and wife Susan of Oak Grove, Missouri and Wray Arnold and wife Carmie of Independence, Missouri; two sisters, Brenda Chunning and husband Rick of Buckner, Missouri and Deenie Wilkes and husband Dennis of Independence, Missouri; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.

Donna was raised in Bunceton, Missouri and lived in Kansas City and Tipton, Missouri most of her life. In her spare time, she enjoyed fishing and dancing.

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

Memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Roy Allen Simpson, 72
Roy Allen Simpson, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri. He was born July 3, 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of Roy Herman and Willie Mae (Johnson) Simpson.

On November 18, 1962 n Miami, Oklahoma, he was united in marriage to Tobi Ann Tavernaro. Together they shared the past fifty-four years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Norma Jean Young.

Survivors include his wife, Tobi Simpson of the home; two sons, Ben Simpson and spouse, Marlo of Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Kenneth Simpson and souse, Brad Johnson of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; two grandsons, Benedetto Simpson and Cooper Simpson and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Roy was raised in Kansas City and made his home in Raytown, Missouri. He and Tobi retired to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1995. He owned and operated Excel Sales in Raytown which specialized in machinery.

He later established Excel Sales in Sunrise Beach which offered flags and statuary. He was affectionately known as the Flag Man. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Laurie.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Ozarks Kat 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.
 

Published 4-19-17
James Edward Davenport, 74
James Edward Davenport, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 in his daughter’s home. He was born June 30, 1942 in Eldon, Missouri, a son of the late Charles Edward and Berbia Mae (Huff) Davenport.

He was married to Mary Vernie Speed. She preceded him in death on March 18, 2017.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Evelyn Sue Davenport.

Survivors include three children from a previous marriage; seven step-children; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three brothers, Herschel Davenport and David Davenport and wife Patt all of St. Joseph, Missouri and Charles Davenport of Versailles, Missouri; two sisters, Sandra McKenzie and husband Walt and Ruby Davenport all of Versailles, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.

James was raised in Versailles and was a graduate of Versailles High School in the class of 1960. He served his country proudly in the United State Marine Corp during the Vietnam War, where he was awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded. He was honorably discharged after sixteen years of faithful service. He then began a career and an over-the-road truck driver. He retired to Oklahoma City in 2011.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Jimmy Edward Easley, 68
Jimmy Edward Easley, of Gravois Mills, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017, in his home, surrounded with the love of his family. He was born January 20, 1949, in Gurdon, Arkansas, a son of the late Connie and Bell (Hammonds) Easley.

He was united in marriage to Vicky Renee’ Wagner on July 29, 1998, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She preceded him in death on August 12, 2016.

Jimmy was a veteran of the United States Army, who served as a Ranger under Special Forces during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with two stars, Parachuting Badge, as well as, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 device.

He spent time working in a variety of trades, including machinist, stay-at-home dad, and farming. He was a philosopher who had many hobbies including, candle making, wood working, and glass blowing.

He received a degree at VoTech Community College and continued his studies in business at Henderson State University.

Jimmy was a beloved father, grandfather, husband, uncle, and friend.

He is survived by his daughters, Ginger Hickman and husband Michael of Fairview Heights, Illinois and Dana Burchell and husband Jason of Springfield, Missouri; his son, Shawn E. Tennison and wife Careen of Springfield, Missouri; grandchildren, Angelina Hickman, Seth Hickman, Angela Hagerman, Emily Hagerman and Matthew Hagerman; sisters, Mae Randalls of Midfield, Texas and Loice Kliem of Blessing, Texas and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many other family and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Easley, sister, Opal Talley and a grandson, Corey Hickman.

Graveside services and inurnment was held Friday, April 14, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Fort Leonard where he will be laid to rest, with full military honors, beside his wife. A repass will directly follow the ceremony.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus. 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


James Taylor Chuculate, 92
James Taylor Chuculate, son of Moses Buffington and Mary Cordelia Taylor Chuculate, was born, October 29, 1924 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He passed away April 9, 2017 at the age of 92 years and 5 months.

On June 5, 1943 in Leavenworth County, Kansas, he was united in marriage to Louise Adair. Together they shared 62 years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise; his parents; a brother, Odell; a sister, Ora Lee Chuculate Woods; a step-brother, Grady Chuculate; two sons, James Taylor Chuculate, II, and Charles Adair Chuculate; one grandson, James Chuculate, III, and two sons-in-law, Michael Lafferty and Larry Porter.

Survivors include: four daughters: Lee Anna Mitchell (Bruce), Camdenton, Missouri; Sandra Porter, Phillipsburg, New Jersey; Barbara Lafferty, Camdenton, Missouri; Margaret Shoup (Vernon), Centennial, Colorado; and six grandchildren: Rachel Porter, Phillipsburg, New Jersey; Scott Mitchell (Jisun), San Diego, California; Chris Mitchell (Beth), Brooklyn, New York; Melissa Arnie (Nigel), Pasadena, Maryland; Eric Shoup (Sara), Waco, Texas; Ryan Shoup (Elisa), Aurora, Colorado; and five great-grandchildren: Sophia Louise Marquez of Phillipsburg, New Jersey; Alice Lee and Walter Lee Mitchell of San Diego, California, Wyatt Abram Shoup of Waco, TX, James Arthur Mitchell of Brooklyn, NY, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

James was a member of the Cherokee tribe, Wolf clan. As a child he attended Seneca Indian School near Wyandotte, OK and graduated from Chilocco Indian School in Chilocco, OK in 1940.

James served his country in military service from 1942 – 1946, first in the Signal Corps, then as a pilot in the Army Air Forces.

He was a proud alumnus of University of Kansas, graduating with a B.S in Business and Accounting in June, 1949.

James worked for Dun and Bradstreet in Kansas City, Missouri and Wichita, Kansas and for the Federal Small Business Administration in Des Moines, IA, Washington, D.C. and Denver, Colorado. He was Chief of the Financial Division of the six state region 8 of SBA when he retired in 1985.

In his spare time, he enjoyed playing poker, golfing, and reading books about world and U.S. history. He spent many hours researching genealogy, creating a database for his family and other relatives. He loved spending time with his family.

James was a loving and generous husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle and a caring friend and neighbor. N

We celebrate his life and his accomplishments and will treasure the memories he created for his family and friends. His positive outlook and gentle spirit were his greatest gifts. He will be dearly missed by family and friends, but never forgotten.

In lieu of a visitation and funeral, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

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


Manix Layne Schmidt, 29
Manix Layne Schmidt, of Tipton, Missouri, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 in Tipton. He was born September 17, 1987 in Columbia, Missouri, a son of Charles William and Glenda Marie (Bolin) Schmidt.

His mother, Glenda, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his father, Charles Schmidt of Tipton, Missouri; two brothers, Lance Wayne Schmidt of Lebanon, Missouri and Dennis Allan Schmidt and wife Jamie of Eldon, Missouri; a sister, Katie Lynn Campbell and husband David of Sturgeon, Missouri; four nephews, Chase A. Campbell, Adam B. Campbell, Ethan W. Schmidt and Logan D. Schmidt and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Manix lived in Tipton most of his life where he worked as a plumber. He was a graduate of Tipton High school. He served his country proudly in the United States Army until he received a medical discharge.

In his free time he loved to go rock hunting and fishing. Most of all, he enjoyed his dog, Wiggs.

No formal funeral services will be held.

Memorial donations may be made to Special Olympics.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Jacqueline Rae Owens Harris- Crow, 35
Jacqueline Rae Owens Harris- Crow, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away at her home on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Jacqueline was born July 14, 1981 in Page, Arizona the daughter of Irene & Noble Harris of Page, AZ and the late William Eugene “Gene” Owens of Camdenton, MO.

She was united in marriage Sept 22, 2004 to James Crow in Camdenton, MO.

Jacqueline worked for Sonic in Camdenton, MO. She loved to fish, being outdoors, loved music and motorcycles. Her greatest joy and passion in life was her children.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Surviving are her children Keith Edelman and Kendra Crow both of Camdenton, MO and husband James Crow of Camdenton, MO; her mom Irene and daddy Noble Harris of Page, AZ, one sister Dusty (Jeremy) Kocjan, niece Kenzie Kocjan of Page, AZ, Grandmother; Lois Fields of Hartville, MO, Aunt Anna Denny of Camdenton, MO, Uncle Danny Langston of Hartville, MO; Grandparents Frank and Sylvia Hall of Reserve, NM; along with many other relatives and friends.

Jacqueline was preceded in death by her father William Eugene “Gene” Owens.

Services were held Friday, April 14, 2017, at Potters House in Camdenton, Missouri.

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

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

Irene Z. Stauffer, 57
Irene Z. Stauffer, 57 years, seven months and 24 days, of Barnett, Missouri, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017. She was born August 19, 1959 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Daniel and the late Emma S. Zimmerman.

She married Lester B. Stauffer, who survives of the home, on March 4, 1982 in Morgan County, Missouri.

She was a member of Hopewell Mennonite Church near Barnett.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her father, Daniel and step-mother, Ada Zimmerman of Barnett, Missouri; six sons, Clair and Kathryn of Spencer, Tennessee, Eugene and Mabel of Barnett, Missouri, Marlin and Alma of Barnett, Missouri, Glen and Annie of Versailles, Missouri, Elvin and Anna Mary of Barnett, Missouri and David Lee of the home; a daughter, Regina of the home; two brothers, Edward and Ruth Ann Zimmerman of Emden, Missouri and Ruben and Nora Zimmerman of Barnett, Missouri; two sisters, Esther married Lewis Hoover of Latham, Missouri and Ruth married Raymond Shirk, Jr. of Barnett, Missouri; two step-brothers, Elvin and Lovina Zimmerman of Spencer, Tennessee and Curvin and Lowella Zimmerman of Barnett, Missouri; five step-sisters, Emma married Alvin Weaver of Barnett, Missouri, Lena married Edwin Zimmerman of Versailles, Missouri, Esther married Abel Leinbach of Versailles, Missouri, Ada Mae married John David Shirk of Barnett, Missouri and Mabel married Irvin Martin, Jr. of Barnett, Missouri; twenty-three grandchildren and a host of other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Emma and a step-sister, Annette (Mrs. Earl) Leinbach.

Funeral services were be held Monday, April 17, 2017 in the family home and 9:30 a.m. in the Hopewell Mennonite Church with Raymond Shirk, Curvin Zimmerman, Raymond Stauffer and Leonard Martin officiating.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Hoover, Lamar Zimmerman, Ivan Shirk, James Stauffer, Vernon Stauffer and Noah Stauffer. Interment will be in the Hopewell Mennonite Cemetery.

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

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

Published 4-12-17
Monty Leon Skinner, 54
Monty Leon Skinner, of Macks Creek, Missouri, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by family.

Monty was born March 17, 1963 in Macks Creek, Missouri, the son of Leon and Beverly (Montgomery) Skinner.

On August 5, 1989, in Camdenton, Missouri, Monty was united in marriage to Kay Stoner. They shared over 27 years together at the time of his death.

Monty was saved at a young age and was a member of Mission Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. He knew the Lord, the word of God, and where he would spend his eternity.

Monty worked for the Missouri Department of Conservation which he loved dearly. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchild. He was a father to many children who were in and out of his home for many years.

Monty was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, loving son, and a caring brother, neighbor and friend. He will be missed sorely by those who knew and loved him.

Monty is survived by his wife, Kay, of the home; his sons, Richard Eidson of Linn Creek, Logan Skinner and wife, Kendra, of Springfield; his daughters, Crissy Hufferd and husband, Rich, of Macks Creek and Charlee Skinner of Wheatland; his brothers, Darrin Skinner of Camdenton, and Jr Skinner of Macks Creek; and his sister Karen King of Hermitage; twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild; his parents Leon and Beverly Skinner; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his Uncle Johnny.

Services for Monty were held Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Macks Creek, Missouri with Brother Gary Conway officiating.

Interment was at Stanton Chapel Cemetery in Macks Creek, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus.

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

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


Mary “Lou” Harper, 78

Mary “Lou” Harper, of Laurie, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. She was born April 24, 1938, in Crocker, Missouri, the daughter of the late Herman and Jennie May (Turner) Jones.

On June 17, 1972, in Crocker, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Lile Harper.

Lou was a member of the Crocker Presbyterian Church and the Lady Elks Auxiliary #2705 in Laurie.

She enjoyed spending her spare time bowling, crocheting and flower gardening.

In addition to her husband, Lile, she is survived by her children, Bobbie Jo Wallace and husband Rod of Salem, Oregon, Jack Richard Elliott and wife Ginger of Tucson, Arizona, Joe Elliott and wife Teresa of Camdenton, Missouri, Melvin Harper and wife Jill of Republic, Missouri and Sharron Kennedy of Fair Play, Missouri; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Phillip Jones and a granddaughter, Jamie Decker.

A celebration of Lou’s life was held Thursday, April 6, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Laurie with Pastor Nick Stutesman officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to CMH Hospice, 1500 N. Oakland, Bolivar, Missouri 65613.

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 Laurie.


Matthew Troy Marriott, 46
Matthew Troy Marriott, of Sedalia, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas. He was born September 3, 1970, in Sedalia, Missouri, the son of the late William J. and Bonnie L. (Laughlin) Marriott.

Matthew worked as a welder at DeLong’s for many years. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and laughing with friends. Matthew was known to his family and friends for his practical jokes, stubborn personality, and tender heart.

He is survived by his four children, Amber Yeager of Sedalia, Missouri, Laura Thompson of Laurie, Missouri, Trenady Marriott and Ariana Marriott of the home; a sister Rita G Marriott of Warsaw, Missouri; a brother William M Marriott of Olathe, Kansas; and 3 grandchildren, Brayton, Lainey, and Enton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Bonnie Marriott; and sister, Renee Wood.

Private family graveside services and inurnment will be held at a later date 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.


Francisus J. "Frank" Baldwin, 84
Francisus J. "Frank" Baldwin, of Osage Beach, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at his home in Osage Beach.

Frank was born November 12, 1932 in Tillburg, Holland. He was the son of Benedictus and Cornelia (Beaard) Baldwin, and had several brothers and sisters.

On May 16, 1959 in Toronto, Canada, Frank was united in marriage to Gertrude “Gert” Mayer, who preceded him in death on October 23, 2015. They had shared 56 years of marriage together at the time of Gert’s death.

Frank was employed with Brown Shoe Company as an award winning master shoe designer. He had an enormous passion for life and unstoppable energy and drive. His perfectionist mindset drove him to do any job to the highest level possible. Frank had an unconditional love for people, and would light up any room with his amazing smile. He loved living at Lake of the Ozarks and the people he became friends with.

Frank is survived by his sons, Buckley Baldwin and Edwin Baldwin, both of Glen Allen, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife Gert, who he lovely called Sunshine.

Services were held Monday, April 10, 2017 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri

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

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


Ronald Alan McKenzie, 82
Ronald Alan McKenzie, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in E.W. Thompson Health and Rehab Center, Sedalia, Missouri. He was born February 27, 1935 in Kansas City, Kansas a son of the late James Alan and Esther (Steinmier) McKenzie.

On August 24, 1957 in Lafayette, California, he was united in marriage to Doral Ann Hansen and to this union four children were born. Together they shared fifty-seven years of marriage until her passing on July 8, 2015.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a son, Scott McKenzie and a granddaughter, Keisha Wallace.

Survivors include his daughter, Vicki Wallace of Sedalia, Missouri; two sons, Mike McKenzie of Desloge, Missouri and Rick McKenzie of San Antonio, Texas; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, James G. McKenzie of Russellville, Arkansas and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Ron was raised in the Kansas City area. He served his country proudly in the United State Navy Reserves. He moved to California where he met and married Ann. They made their home in Kansas City and later lived in Arkansas and settled in Sunrise Beach, Missouri. He worked as a general contractor.

Funeral services were held at Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Inurnment will be 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.


Shirley (Johnson) Rumans, 94
Shirley (Johnson) Rumans, of Owensville, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, at the Victorian Place in Owensville. She was born March 2, 1923, in San Bernardino, California, the daughter of the late Harry T. and Dodie O. (McWilliams) Johnson.

On September 23, 1946, in Laurie, she was united in marriage to Ben Joe Rumans, who preceded her in death on May 26, 2006.

Shirley was a veteran of the Women’s Army Corps having served in World War II.

Her favorite hobbies included fishing and flower gardening, but most of all, she loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandson.

She is survived by her daughters, Holly Parrish and husband Deryl of Bolivar, Missouri and Mindy Peters and husband Bill of Owensville, Missouri; grandchildren, Melissa Lansdown and husband Kenny, Rick Scholten and wife Amanda and Joshua Rogers and wife Rachel; great-grandchildren, Jessica Yorgi and husband Morgan, Asa Scholten, Tara Rogers and Jacob Rogers and great-great-grandson, Grayson Lansdown.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Kayla Wooten.

Graveside services and interment was held Monday, April 10, at the Ozark Chapel Cemetery in Laurie with James Batten officiating.

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 Laurie.

Published 4-5-17
Gary W. Jenkins, 68
Gary W. Jenkins, of rural Stover, MO, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in rural Pettis County, as the result of a work related accident.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Mt. Zion Christian Church in Dunksburg with Charles Brant officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Mt. Zion Cemetery in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com

Born December 22, 1948 in Sedalia, he was the son of the late Ethan Thomas Jenkins and Elsie Thompson Jenkins. He was raised in the rural Sweet Springs area where he was a 1966 graduate of Sweet Springs High School and a member of Mt. Zion Christian Church in Dunksburg.

Gary lived in the rural Stover area since the 1980’s where he owned and operated Jenkins Tree Service for many years.

Survivors include one brother, Kenneth Jenkins of Maplesville, AL; one sister, Barbara Jenkins of Damariscotta, ME; two nieces, Vicki Siegel and husband Keith, and Kellie Brackner; one great-niece, Rachel Siegel; three great-nephews, Jacob Siegel, Jason Brackner, and Kyle Brackner; his soul-mate, Becky Kerr of the home; her three children, Dana Kerr, Michael Kerr and wife Sara, and Curtis Kerr and wife Katlyn; five grandchildren: Kali, Allyson, Addison, Sage, and Jonathon.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister in infancy, Connie Lou Jenkins; and one nephew, Kevin Eckhoff.


Robert Newton Wilson, 87
Robert Newton Wilson, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Landmark Hospital in Columbia. He was born November 15, 1929, a son of the late James Robert and Mary Margaret (Hill) Wilson.

Robert was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served in the Korean Conflict. In 1954, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Airman 3rd Class.

He worked in aerospace mechanics as a welder and was employed at Boeing and McDonnell Douglas while living in California. In Versailles, he was employed at Walmart and worked in the maintenance department at Dixon Ticonderoga for many years until his retirement.

Robert enjoyed mechanic work and restoring cars, therefore, earning his nickname, “Spark Plug”. He loved spending his retirement fishing and living in his favorite state, Missouri.

Robert was a member of the West Union Baptist Church and the VFW Post in Versailles.

He is survived by his sons, Robert James Wilson and wife Robyn of Eyota, Minnesota and Ronald Ray Wilson of the state of California; daughters, Barbara Jean Valentine of Eldon, Missouri and Deanna Lynn Johanson of Versailles, Missouri; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his sister, Mary Margaret Bellamy of Versailles, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Cecil Wilson, Ed Wilson and Earl Wilson and his sisters, Nadine Jeffries, Clara Foxworthy and Nellie Kendall.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 3, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Chad Courter officiating. Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home, P.O. Box 26, Versailles, Missouri 65084, to assist the family with expenses. 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.


Shirley Ann Rooffener, 78
Shirley Ann Rooffener, daughter of Carl and Irene Clark Webster, was born November 6, 1938. She passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Shirley was preceded in death by her best friend and loving husband Gene Rooffener; her parents, Carl and Irene Webster; her granddaughter, Shannon Bailey and her sister, Hazel Layman.

She is survived by her children, Sherry Pope and husband Glenn of Eldridge, Missouri, Sharon Arnold and husband Stephen of Camdenton, Missouri, Sheryl McGuire of Lebanon, Missouri, Marvin Rooffener and wife MeKala of Owensville, Missouri and Stefanie Girard and husband Mark of Camdenton, Missouri; her grandchildren, Shirley Carpenter, Jessica Goebel, Zachary Arnold, Courtney Arnold, Clay Arnold, Logan McGuire, Cody Rogers, Tyler Rooffener, Kyle Rooffener and Dylan Girard; nine great-grandchildren; and her sister, Judy Webster of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

Shirley had many friends and was loved by all who knew her.

On May 27, 1956 she was married to Gene Rooffener. Together they shared thirty-five years wonderful years of marriage.

Shirley was a great mother, grandmother and friend. She will be deeply missed, but we find comfort in knowing we will see her again.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Camdenton, Missouri.

Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com

Memorial donations may be made to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery and left at the funeral home.

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


Martha Geneva Drake, 100

Martha Geneva Drake was born October 22, 1916, near Stover, Missouri, the daughter of the late John and Martha Messersmith Moss. She passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 in her home, Eldon, Missouri.

Geneva was united in marriage to Cecil Harold Drake on January 14, 1929. He preceded her in death on December 30, 1976.

Geneva and her husband loved to fish, and enjoyed visiting and playing card games with family and friends. She enjoyed raising a large garden, canning vegetables and making jelly from raspberries and blackberries that grew in her garden.

She was an excellent seamstress, and loved to piece and hand quilted many beautiful quilts, for her family. Geneva came from a large family, and enjoyed traveling so she was able to spend time visiting with family and friends.

Geneva was a member of the Christian Church, Versailles, Missouri.

Geneva is survived by her daughter, Janet Davidsmeyer and husband Dennis of Eldon, Missouri; her sister, Irene Albin of Tipton, Missouri; her brother, Bill Moss and wife Martha of Tipton, Missouri; her grandchildren, Vicky and David Scott of Columbia, Missouri, Craig and Christy Jo Marriott of Eldon, Missouri, Stephenee and Bryan Wyatt of Lake Ozark, Missouri, Sandy and Trey Miller of O’Fallon, Illinois and Jenny Slack of Florissant, Missouri; seventeen great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to her husband and parents, Gevena was preceded in death by her sisters, Mollie Shaw, Ella White, Hazel Brown, Edith Terhune and her brothers, Jim and Tom Moss.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles. Burial followed in Versailles Cemetery.

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 Funeral Home of Versailles.


Dennis Joseph Weber, 69
Dennis Joseph Weber, of Eldon, MO, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, March 25, 2017, after a short battle with cancer.

Dennis was born on June 26, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, MO. Dennis was preceded in death by his father Joseph Weber and mother Leola (Mecker) Weber Meyer, his stepfather G.L. Meyer and his brothers Robert and James Weber.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Myra Ann Weber, whom he married on July 1, 1967.Surviving are three children; BrianWeber of Lake Ozark, MO, Jennifer Weber of Dallas, TX and Michael Weber of Los Angeles, CA.

In addition, Dennis is survived by two grandchildren; Dalton Weber of Naperville, IL and Katie Weber of Dallas, TX, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Dennis was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville, MO. He was a graduate of Perryville High School where he played football for the Perryville Pirates, and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps shortly thereafter. He served four years as a Marine. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Marines never left him, as friends and family will attest.

As a child, he learned to work on cars from his stepfather, who formed the Meyer Bus Line of Perryville, MO. Dennis used his skillset to become a mechanic and later worked for Mac Tools in Missouri and Illinois as a sales representative.

He later worked for Matco Tools as a District Manager. His success in business can be directly attributed to his strong work ethic and his natural mechanical ability. His attention to detail was legendary.

Dennis was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Lake Ozark, MO. He was an active hunter and fisherman and enjoyed traveling. He also enjoyed designing and building custom homes as a hobby.

A celebration of his life was held at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Lake Ozark, MO on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

The memorial service was officiated by Pastor Ron.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Kings Kids Academy or Christ the King Building Fund, 1700 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Lake Ozark, MO 65049.

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

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


Charles R. Martin, 75
Charles R. Martin, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Charles was born February 28, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was the son of Ray and Ethel (Luff) Martin.

On September 8, 1961, in Kansas City, Missouri, Charles was united in marriage to Rita Garner. They shared over 55 years together at the time of his death.

Charles owned Martin Sporting Goods Store in Kansas City earlier in his life. He was a career truck driver and was a member of the Teamsters Union.

He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting and enjoyed working in taxidermy. Charles was known to be a handyman who could fix almost anything.

Charles was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, and a caring brother, neighbor and friend. He will be missed sorely by those who knew and loved him.

Charles is survived by his wife, Rita, of the home; his son, Robert Martin and partner, Martin Backhauss, of Oakland, California; his daughter, Trish Creach and husband, Cary, of Macks Creek, Missouri; his brothers, Cliff Rodery and wife, Janett, of St. Louis, Missouri, and Jim Martin and wife, Bev, of Trenton, Missouri; his sister, Betty Greenburg, of Phoenix, Arizona; and two grandchildren, Kylee Creach and Charlie Creach.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Ethel Martin; his daughter Kathy Martin; and his brother, Ed Martin.

A Celebration of Life will be held later during the summer months.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Camdenton Senior Center, PO Box 207, Camdenton, MO 65020 or in person 594 Old South 5, Camdenton, MO

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

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

 

Published 3-29-17
James Arron Capps, 46
James Arron Capps, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at his home. He was born February 23, 1971, in Mountain View, Missouri, the son of Jimmy L. and Kathryn (Kinder) Capps.

James worked in construction most of his life. In his spare time, he enjoyed listening to music and drawing cartoons. James was known for his quirky sense of humor, a vast knowledge of trivia and his storytelling. James graduated from Flour Bluff High School in Flour Bluff, Texas in 1989.

He is survived by his parents, Jimmy and Kathryn Capps of Versailles; his sons, Thurston James Capps and Walter Capps; his grandmother, Lula Capps of Versailles; his girlfriend, Angie Palmerin of the home and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Angie Capps Tinnin.

A celebration of James’ life was held Friday, March 24, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Private family graveside services and 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.


Glen Alen Sanderson, 75
Glen Alen Sanderson, of Versailles, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, at his home. He was born February 14, 1940, in Holton, Kansas, the son of the late Frank J. and Alice M. Sanderson.

He graduated from Holton High School, served in the United States Army and retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Topeka, Kansas. He enjoyed the maintenance work he did at the Eldon Church of the Nazarene where he was a member.

Glen and Peggy (Margaret) were united in marriage on December 17, 1966.

He was preceded in death by his brother, John Sanderson and a sister, Anna Owrey. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; daughter, Kristi Sanderson; son, Eric Sanderson and his children, Holden, Esther and Ashton; son, Dean Sanderson and sisters, Ruth Burns, Mary Ray and Faye Sanderson.

A celebration of Glen’s life will be held Friday, March 31, at the Eldon Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Jerry Frye officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Friday, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Eldon Church of the Nazarene, 1024 East Lawson Avenue, Eldon, Missouri 65026 where funds will be used toward special repair projects at the church.

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


Viola Jane Hicks, 70
Viola Jane Hicks, of Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born February 5, 1947, a daughter of the late Hiram E. and Alma Lorene (Monteer) Woods.

She was united in marriage to Ronald Bowen who preceded her in death on May 16, 1964. Later, she married Ronald Morgan and together they had a daughter, Ronda. He preceded her in death in May of 1972. She later married Donnie Hicks and they had a son, Randy.

Jane was employed at Fasco in Eldon for fourteen years until her retirement.

She attended the Family Worship Center in Versailles.

Jane loved her family and treasured the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and sisters.

She is survived by her children, Ronda (Jason) Chappell and their children, Jacob, Mason and Morgan and Randy (Molly) Hicks and their children, Zachary, Tres, Kenzi and Lexi all of Laurie, Missouri; her sisters, Mary Lou Silvey of Jefferson City, Missouri, Shirley (Darrell) Akin of Rowlett, Texas, Judy (Gary) Dunnaway of Laurie, Missouri, Melva Stevens of Independence, Missouri, Brenda (Danny) Owsley of Versailles, Missouri and Lisa (Mark) Lacer of Forest Hill, Missouri and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kimberly Dawn Woods.

A celebration of Jane’s life was held Thursday, March 23, at the Family Worship Center in Versailles with Reverend Danny Owsley officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Laurel Oaks Cemetery in Windsor, Missouri.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home, P.O. Box 26, Versailles, Missouri 65084, to assist the family with expenses. 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.

Phillip Guy Whitworth, 61
Phillip Guy Whitworth, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 in his home. He was born September 18, 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of Robert and Charlotte (Tomlin) Whitworth.

On March 26, 2008, he was united in marriage to Shawn Anytra Creek.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Whitworth; a son, Ryan Whitworth and a brother, Bobby Whitworth.

Survivors include his wife, Shawn Whitworth; two sons, David Whitworth and wife Erin of Lexington, South Carolina and Paul Whitworth of Raymore, Missouri; a grandson, Ryan Whitworth; his mother, Charlotte Whitworth of Shawnee, Kansas; a brother, Jim Whitworth and wife Kate of Roland Park, Kansas; three sisters, Gail Christopherson and Glenda Christopherson and husband Eric all of Raymore, Missouri and Gwen Whitworth of Shawnee, Kansas; nieces and nephews, Kathy, Phillip, Lauren, Sara, Cole, Collin and Christin and a host of other relatives and friends.

Phil was raised in Kansas City and was a graduate of Ruskin High School in the class of 1973. He worked for Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies and retired after thirty-one years as a security guard and a member of the company SWAT team.

In his retirement, he worked for Smith Brothers Hardware in Raymore. He and Shawn retired to the Lake of the Ozarks five years ago. He was a member of Walk on the Water Faith Church.

A memorial service was held Friday, March 24, 2017 in Walk on the Water Faith Church, Osage Beach.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus, 4681 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO 65065.

Online condolences may be made at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Freda G. Laughhunn, 85
Freda G. Laughhunn, of Creve Coeur, Illinois, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.

She was born on February 11, 1932, in Camden County, Missouri, the daughter of Willie and Velma Green Patterson.

She married James Laughhunn on May 1, 1959, in Peoria and he passed away on September 18, 2012, in Washington, Illinois.

Surviving are one daughter Rhonda (Mike) McCauley, one grandson Evan and one granddaughter Brette all of Washington, Illinois. Also surviving are one brother Joe (Marybelle) Patterson of Horton, Kansas and one sister Billie Hibdon of Gravois Mills, Missouri. Two brothers and four sisters also preceded her in death.

She was a custodian for Creve Coeur School District 76 for several years, retiring in 1990.

Graveside services and interment was held Saturday, March 25, at the Versailles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. 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 3-22-17
Mary Ann Bogle, 70
M Ellen Roe Goethe, 75 Ellen Roe Goethe, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri. She was born June 6, 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri the daughter of the late Edward Campbell and Ellen Louise (Roe) MacKenzie.

Ellen was raised in the Kansas City area and worked for a doctor’s office and later owned and managed property. She retired to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2001. In her spare time, she loved gardening.

She was baptized into the Catholic Church.

Survivors include her son, Billy Goethe of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; two granddaughters, Mariah Goldsmith of Waco, Texas and Jessica Goethe of Spartanburg, South Carolina and many friends made throughout the years.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 17, 2017 in 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.

Lloyd Ray Sorrell, 67
Lloyd Ray Sorrell, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 in Camdenton.

On May 3, 1991, Lloyd was united in marriage to Joy Ann (Berry) Neustadt, and together they have shared twenty-five years.
His parents; and a son, Donald Berry, preceded Lloyd in death.

He is survived by his wife, Joy, of the home; three sons, Martin Sorrell, of San Diego, California, Garrett Berry and wife Monica, of Roy, Utah, and Curtis Berry and wife Corina, of Sierra Vista, Arizona; five grandchildren, Marisa, Josiah, Abigail, Alex, and Sarah; two brothers, Ralph Sorrell and wife Cathy, of Macks Creek, and Paul Sorrell and wife Patricia, of Camdenton; a number of nieces, nephews, as well as a host of other relatives and many friends.

Lloyd moved to Climax Springs in 1958 and was a graduate of Camdenton High School in the Class of 1969. He entered into the United States Navy where he served on an aircraft destroyer as a Parachute Rigger during Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1973.

In 1989, Lloyd started his career at the Department of Natural Resources in the Parks Department and retired after many years of service. He later spent time working in heating and cooling and also worked at the Executive Center until his passing. Lloyd was an avid bow hunter and was active in the Lebanon Area Bow Hunters and participated in the Central Missouri Archery League.

Lloyd had accepted Christ as his Savior and was a member at The Potters House. He was actively involved in Men’s Prayer Group, Missions and Memories, and helped lead Archery Clinics at the Sonshine Camp.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 18, 2017 in The Potters House of Camdenton.

Burial followed in Laughlin Cemetery, Camdenton, Missouri. Memorial donations may be made to Missions and Memories or Medical Missions for Christ.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton. Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com

John Rueben Dirck, Jr., 73
John Rueben Dirck, Jr., of of Versailles, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 in his home. He was born August 29, 1943 in Sedalia, Missouri, a son of the late John Ruben, Sr. and Virginia Lee (Thomas) Dirck.

On December 20, 1963 in Warrensburg, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Jacqueline Ann White. Together they shared the past fifty-three years of marriage. He was a graduate of Sedalia Smith-Cotton High School where he and his father were in the Civil Air Patrol. He owned a carpet cleaning business, worked at Cash Hardware in Sedalia for twenty-eight years and retired from Barnes Distribution.

In his spare time, he enjoyed playing guitar and fishing. He enjoyed barbecuing and could fix most anything.
John was a member of West Union Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Delia Marie Dirck and a sister, Lura Lee Jobe.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Dirck; a son Eric Dirck and significant other Amy Haling of Sedalia, Missouri; a daughter, Kimberly Grinstead and significant other Dewayne Haslag of Holts Summit, Missouri; two granddaughters, Zoe Dirck and Samantha Limback; three great-grandchildren, Alexa, Aaron and Jude and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

A memorial service was held Monday, March 20, 2017 in Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Private burial will be at a later date in Mt. Herman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus or Sedalia Animal Shelter.

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

Blaine N. Silvey, 79
Blaine N. Silvey, of of Springfield, Missouri, formerly of Versailles, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. He was born March 13, 1938, in Versailles, a son of the late Lester O. and Mary (Barnes) Silvey. On August 31, 1956, in Versailles, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Gladys Silvey.

Blaine was employed at Boeing in Kansas and then moved to Versailles where he worked as a sewing machine repairman at the Tweedie Factory. He drove a propane truck for Morgan County Gas and then for Jack Wood in Versailles.

Blaine was employed at Frigid Foods where he sold freezer plans. In 1972, he purchased a Skelly Jobbership and later added and an additional Jobbership in Tipton. In 1979, Blaine went into the real estate business, working as a realtor for thirty-one years.

He became a Christian on November 6, 1966. Blaine was a charter member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Versailles, served as Sunday school teacher and deacon at the Versailles First Baptist Church and was currently a member of the First Baptist Church in Ozark, Missouri.
He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club.

Blaine loved to travel and sell real estate. He also enjoyed buying and selling classic cars. In addition to his wife, Gladys, he is survived by his children, Debbie Silvey Hayworth and husband Blake of Ozark, Missouri, David Silvey and wife Denise of Springfield, Missouri and Sandra Brown and husband Timothy of Springfield, Missouri; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rena Mae Silvey and his brothers, Donald Silvey, Gilbert Silvey and Robert Silvey.

Graveside services and interment was held Tuesday, March 21, at the Versailles Cemetery. A celebration of Blaine’s life was held with Reverend Blake Hayworth and Dr. Phillip Burden officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3645 South Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65807 or to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1400 West Jackson Street, Ozark, Missouri 65720.

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 3-15-17
Mary Ann Bogle, 70
Mary Ann Bogle, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away at 10:50 p.m., Monday, February 20, 2017 in her home. She was born August 16, 1946 in Independence, Missouri, a daughter of Dave E. and Loretta (Hoban) Simon.

Mary worked as a manager of an auto parts company. She enjoyed bowling and sports. She was a caring person who was always willing to help and support charities.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her significant other, Jo-Jo Sheridan of the home; a step-son, Mark Bogle and wife Marie; a step-daughter, Debbie; three step-grandchildren, Katie and Jessica Bogle and Charlie; four step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Hermida, Bobbie Duff and Judy Simon and a host of friends.

No formal funeral services will be held. Those wishing to pay their respects may visit the family home. 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.

Ruby Chapell Libby Creach, 100
Ruby Chapell Libby Creach, daughter of Claude and Minnie Osborn was born September 24, 1916 in Roach, MO. She passed away Monday, February 27 in her home, at the age of 100 years, five months and three days.

Chapell was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Minnie Osborn; her husband, Wesley Libby; her husband, Ormal Creach; and brothers and sisters, “William” Floy Osborn, “James” Estel Osborn, Glibert LeRoy Osborn, Russell Estes Osborn, Audrey Blair.

She is survived by her children and grandchildren, Janet Libby, Osage Beach; Shawn (Mary) Libby, Linn Creek; Kim Howard, Linn Creek; Christian (Kerrington) Libby, Linn Creek; Derek Libby, Kansas City; Chelsi Libby, St. Louis; Sassha Howard, Linn Creek; Tristan Howard, Linn Creek; Paige Howard, Linn Creek; her great-great grandchildren Hayleigh Libby, Ryder Rembold and ViviAnne Libby; her brother Kenneth Osborn, Lebanon; her sister Ann Stewart, Springfield; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Chapell was saved in 1931 at a revival at the Macks Creek Baptist Church. She attended school in Macks Creek and Camdenton and graduated from Camdenton High School in 1933.

She was united in marriage in 1935 to Wes Libby, and they shared 55 years together. In 1994, she was united in marriage to Ormal Creach. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for over 50 years and held many offices.

At the age of 45, Chapell attended the Sedalia School of Hairdressing and received her license. She opened the ChapLAnn Beauty shop just off the square in Camdenton.

Chapell saw many changes in this area over her 100 years. She was in high school when the Lake of the Ozarks was being created. She saw and visited the castle at Ha Ha Tonka before and after it burned and she has enjoyed the views at Lover’s Leap since she was a teenager.

Chapell loved her family dearly, but her joy was always in the little ones, most recently Hayleigh, Ryder and ViviAnne. She was a great cook and seamstress. Her smile, quick wit and her loving, servant’s heart will truly be missed.

Services were held Saturday, March 4, 2017 at The Exchange Venue in Camdenton.

Interment will be at the Roach Cemetery in Roach, Missouri.

Memorial donations can be made to the Camdenton Education Foundation for a trophy case in the high school to hold historical artifacts.

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.

Edward D. Durbin, 72
Edward D. Durbin, of Versailles, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, at his home. Edward was born December 28, 1944, a son of Donald and Dorothy (Anderson) Durbin in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

On November 13, 1964, he was united in marriage to Patricia McKee in Richmond, Missouri.

He was an over the road truck driver for many years and enjoyed fishing in his spare time. Edward was of the Catholic faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Gary Wayne Durbin. Survivors include his wife, Patricia of the home; children, Kelly Durbin of Versailles, Missouri, Dale Durbin and wife Lisa of Polo, Missouri; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Salzman, Laney Durbin, and Darrek Tate; two great-granddaughters, Lilly and Hazel Salzman; his brother, John Paul Durbin of Warrensburg, Missouri; his sister, Sharon Kay of Richmond, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, March 8, at the Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo, Missouri.

Cremation will follow the services. Local arrangements were under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles and Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo.

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

Harold E. Fields, 81
Harold E. Fields, of Charleston, Tennessee, formerly of Sunrise Beach, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Life Care of Cleveland in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 10, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Laurie with George Fields officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in Garber Memorial Estates.

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 Laurie.

Alice Knubel Hill, 91
Alice Knubel Hill, of Laurie, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. She was born August 7, 1925, at Ridgeway Township, Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Wilhelm and Martha Knubel.

On May 6, 1966, she was united in marriage to Charles W. Hill, who preceded her in death on July 24, 1980.

Her family owned and operated a Swiss Alpen Cheese Factory in south Kansas City for several years. Later, she was employed at the Veterans Administration for many years until her retirement.

Alice was a member of the Osage Community Elks Lodge 2705 in Laurie.

She enjoyed living on the lake where she loved to fish.

Alice is survived by her step-daughter, Mary Lindgren; her step-son, Donn S. Hill; step-granddaughters, Jennifer Horrell and Dana Seykora; step-great-grandchildren, Tristan and Lydia and many friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, William Knubel and a sister.

Private family graveside services and inurnment will be held at a later date in the Lee’s Summit Cemetery. 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 Laurie.
 

Published 3-8-17
Mary Necia Marie Troutman, 77
Necia Marie Troutman, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born October 6, 1939, in Brumley, Missouri, a daughter of the late Benjamin Edward and Mary Marie (Brumley) Scott.

On December 30, 1954, in North Kansas City, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Joe J. Troutman, who preceded her in death on July 12, 2012.

She was a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church, the Lake of the Ozarks Pigeon Club, (the club her husband, Joe founded), was a strong supporter of the Morgan County Republican Party and was a committee woman for the Buffalo Township.

Family was important to her, especially the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, John M. Troutman of Versailles, Missouri; her daughter, Lurah Greer and husband Michael of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; “daughter”, Debra Troutman of Versailles, Missouri; grandchildren, Jessica Simmons and husband Curtis, Ben Greer and wife Rachelle, Amy Greer and Rob Decker and wife Angie; great-grandchildren, Karissa, Isaac and Frankie; her sister, Bessie Reberry of Springfield, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Edward Scott and a sister, Eula Mae Fry.

A celebration of Necia’s life was held Friday, February 24, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Good Shepherd Care Center. 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.


May Pauline Roll, 92
May Pauline Roll, died on Monday, February 20, 2017, at her son’s home in Santee, California. She was born on May 22, 1924, to Louis Daniel Croy and Zelda May (Crosswhite) Croy near Laurie and Gravois Mills, Missouri. She graduated high school in Gravois Mills.

She married Finas H. Roll in Versailles, Missouri, on July 23, 1948. For most of their marriage, they made their home in and around Versailles.

She is a member of West Union Baptist Church.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing, needlework, and life on the farm. She was a very kind and loving person who always put the needs of others ahead of her own. The lives of the people around her were better for her having been a part of their lives. She will be greatly missed by many.

She is survived by her son, Finas Stephen Roll and his wife Christina M. Roll of Santee, California; two grandchildren, Eric Bradford and Sheena Roll Bradley; sister, Hazel Josephine Webster; three nephews and six nieces and other relations and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Clifford Croy, and sister Mary Ellen (Croy) Alpers.

The funeral service was held March 3 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Versailles Cemetery.

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


Kenneth (Ken) M. Gorham, 85
Kenneth (Ken) M. Gorham, of Linn Creek, Missouri, passed away on February 23, 2017 in his home.

A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, March 4 at First Baptist Church Sunrise Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you send donations to First Baptist Church Sunrise Beach or charity of your choice.

Ken was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Clarence and Charlotte Gorham on March 5, 1931. He married Kathryn Murphy on October 16, 1953 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ken worked in construction early in life and then became a real estate agent in 1968. In 1976, Ken went to work for Jackson County Missouri as a real estate appraiser.

In 1982, Ken moved to Camdenton, Missouri to be the Chief Appraiser for Camden County. In 1984, Ken started his own real estate appraisal business where he continued to work until August 2015.

Ken was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the Army.

Ken is preceded in death by parents Clarence and Charlotte Gorham, his brother Bob Gorham.

Ken is survived by wife Kathryn Gorham and children, Raejean Chilcutt, Larry Gorham, Kim Jones, Rick Gorham, Lynda Jensen, Vicki Riggs, Todd Gorham, and Rob Gorham. Siblings include Shirley Ballew, Karen Shea and Terry Gorham. Ken has nine grandchildren, and nineteen great grandchildren.


Todd Stephen Funke, 52
Todd Stephen Funke, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, Missouri. He was born November 29, 1964 in Omaha, Nebraska, a son of Robert Francis, Jr. and Elizabeth (Sund) Funke.

On August 22, 1992 in Osage Beach, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Lucinda Kay Christiansen and to this union one son was born. Together they shared twenty-four years of happy marriage.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Funke.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy Funke; his son, Kyle Funke; his mother, Elizabeth Funkeall of Camdenton, Missouri; his siblings, Kristina Trester and husband Gary of San Diego, California and Jason Funke and wife Lyndsay of Camdenton, Missouri; his best friend whom he considered a brother, Steve Hynek and wife Brenda of Kansas City, Missouri; his nieces and nephews, Stephanie Siers and husband Doug and Michelle Trester all of San Diego, California, Rayne Christiansen of Osage Beach, Missouri and Zoe Funke of Camdenton, Missouri; great niece and nephew, Scarlett and Maddox; his parents-in-law, Larry and Rosalie Christiansen and brother-in-law, Miles Christiansen all of Osage Beach, Missouri and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Todd was raised in Kansas City. The family moved to Camdenton when he was a sophomore in high school. He graduated from Camdenton High School in the class of 1983. He attended University of Missouri Rolla and later finished his degree at Columbia College.

He worked in radio broadcasting from 1984 into the 1990’s at several local radio stations. He worked for Central Bank Lake of the Ozarks in the computer technology area. He has worked for Lake Regional Hospital as a database analyst for the past sixteen years.

Todd was a member of Camdenton United Methodist Church. He has been a coach and mentor for the Robotics Teams at Camdenton Schools since its inception. He enjoyed doing leather work, barbecuing and traveling. Most of all, Todd was a family man who loved spending time with his family.

A memorial service was held Friday, March 3, 2017 in Camdenton United Methodist Church with Reverend Marc Magana officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to a college fund for Kyle.

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

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


James C. Towles, Sr, 85
James C. Towles, Sr, of Versailles, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born March 12, 1931, in Fairmont, Missouri, a son of the late George David and Florence O. (Nay) Towles.

On December 31, 1980, in Clinton, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Sarah Pauline White, who preceded him in death on December 23, 2006.

James entered the United States Air Force in 1948. He served in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. In 1974, he retired with the rank of Master Sergeant.

James was employed at Morgan County RII Schools as a bus driver and custodian until his retirement.

He was a member of the Lakeside Community Church in Gravois Mills where he was also baptized. He was also a member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge 320 and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 410 in Versailles.

James is survived by his son, James C. Towles, Jr. and wife Jackie of Versailles, Missouri; daughter, Donna Riley of Springfield, Missouri; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; step-son, Aquino Wallace, Jr. of Iowa; step-daughter, Angie Wallace of Kentucky; brother, Jerry Towles of Canada and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his daughters, Linda Labbee, Sandra Beoch and Ronda White, step-son, John Wallace, step-daughters, Kathy Kenesson and Teresa Flores and brothers, George Towles and Bob Towles.

Funeral and Masonic Services were held Saturday, March 4, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Landon “Cap” Chapman officiating.

Graveside services and interment with full military honors followed at Greenmore Memorial Gardens in Barnett.

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

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


Paul Edward “Pete” Hilty, Jr., 74
Paul Edward “Pete” Hilty, Jr., of Versailles, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles.

Pete was born August 24, 1942, to Paul and Mildred (Lehman) Hilty. He was a 1960 graduate of Morgan County R-II School. Following graduation, he attended a mechanical school in Kansas City.

On January 11, 1975, he married the love of his life, Wanda Hagerman. The couple had three children, Timm Hilty of Salt Lake City, Utah, Rachel Hilty Faron and husband Justin of Versailles and one infant child that preceded him in death.

He loved his children with a great love. He was an amazing father and example of faith. However, one of his greatest treasures were his three grandchildren: Abigail “Abi”, Joel and Anna Faron. They were his pride and joy!

Pete worked as a dairy farmer most of his life and at Gates Rubber Company in Versailles for nineteen years.

Pete had a contagious smile. He loved to socialize with his friends and family. He loved sharing a cup of coffee with whoever would pull up a seat. He didn’t know a stranger.

Pete was not afraid to speak his mind or give his opinion, but it was usually followed with words of wisdom. He was a man of amazing faith. His relationship with the Lord was what sustained him throughout his life, especially the last few months.

Pete is survived by his wife, Wanda; children, Timm and Rachel and husband Justin; grandchildren, Abi, Joel and Anna; four siblings, Loretta Baumgartner and husband Daniel of Kansas, Lovina Rahn and husband Gene of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Phillip Hilty and wife Brenda of Versailles and Colleen Swanson and husband Richard of Quadra Island, British Columbia Canada; brother by choice, Joe Lehman and wife Jodi of Jefferson City, Missouri along with nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other relatives.

Pete’s family will welcome friends and family at a visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 2nd, at the Family Worship Center in Versailles.

A celebration of his life was held Friday, March 3 at the Family Worship Center in Versailles with Reverend Danny Owsley and Ron Jobe officiating.

Graveside services and interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery north of Versailles.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Wanda Hilty to assist with medical expenses. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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

 

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Mary Jo Bellmer, 84
Mary Jo Bellmer, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 at E.W. Thompson’s Health and Rehabilitation Center, Sedalia, Missouri.

On September 25, 1954, Mary Jo was united in marriage to Donald Ray Bellmer, and to this union four children were born.

Her parents; her husband, Don, on July 9, 2015; and two brothers, Charles and Donald Weller, preceded Mary Jo in death.

Mary Jo is survived by her children, Joe Bellmer and wife Debbie, of Columbia, Missouri, Mary K. Williams and husband Bret, of Sedalia, Missouri, Ellen Bellmer, of Camdenton, Missouri, and Diane Brennaman and husband Steve, of Camdenton, Missouri; her grandchildren, Quinn Bellmer, of Columbia, Missouri, Elizabeth Kettle and husband Jacob, of Columbia, Missouri, and Kyle Brennaman, of Oxford, Alabama; her great-grandchildren, Lillian and Parker Kettle, and Nash Bellmer; and her sister-in-law, Carolyn Walters, of Sedalia, Missouri.

Mary Jo was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Sedalia, Missouri. She received her degree in Nursing from St. Teresa’s School of Nursing in Kansas City. She served as the Pettis County Public Health Nurse for many years, and later worked at Lake Ozark General Hospital.

She was also the Public Health Nurse for the Camden County Health Department, and later for Dr. Carter. Mary Jo retired from Nursing after serving her communities for over forty years.

Mary Jo was baptized into the Catholic Church and was a faithful member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Camdenton. She was a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sedalia.

A Funeral Mass was held Thursday, February 23, 2017 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Camdenton, Missouri. Burial follow at Calvary Cemetery, Sedalia, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to the Honor Flight or St. Anthony Catholic Church in care of the funeral home at 15 Clint Avenue, Camdenton, Missouri 65020.

Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri.


Joyice Etta Sykes, 74
Joyice Etta Sykes, of Laurie, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in her home. She was born May 15, 1942 in El Dorado, Kansas, a daughter of Charles William and Bonnie Bell (Harper) Ritchey.

In 1993, she was united in marriage to Thomas J. Sykes. Together they have shred the past twenty-three years of marriage.

She was a graduate of El Dorado High School in the class of 1960. She received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Emporia State University in 1972.

She worked as a teacher and later became a nursing home administrator. She retired to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2014.

Joyice was a member of the Newcomers Club in Laurie and the American Legion Post in Sunrise Beach. She had been a member of the Soroptimist in Kansas. In her spare time, she enjoyed painting.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Jeannette Venable.

Survivors include her husband, Tom of Laurie, Missouri; a daughter, Holly Anderson and husband Michael of Gravois Mills, Missouri; two grandsons, David Lobaugh of Gravois Mills, Missouri and Michael Ryan Davis of Kansas City, Missouri; a sister, Gloria Hollenbeck of Kansas City, Missouri; three nieces, Tammy Buller and Chrissy Venable both of Hutchinson, Kansas and Kathy Crawford of Kansas City, Missouri and a host of other relatives and many friends.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the American Legion Post 624 in Sunrise Beach, Missouri with memories of Joyice being shared. Burial was in Eldorado City Cemetery, El Dorado, Kansas.

Memorial donations may be made to Ozarks Kat and K-9 Shelter, Food for Morgan County in Versailles or the P.T.O. at Hurricane Deck Elementary.

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

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


Charles Franklin Draffen, 90
Charles Franklin Draffen, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born February 20, 1927, in Versailles, the son of the late Charles William and Fannie Taylor (Sims) Draffen.

On October 7, 1951, at the Versailles United Methodist Church, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Nell (Shepp) Draffen.

Charles was a veteran of the United States Army having served in WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946, with the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Following his military service, he was a builder for forty-four years. In addition, he spent much of his time farming. He enjoyed woodworking and in his younger years, hunting, fishing and bee keeping.

He was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church and has served as president of the Freedom Cemetery Board since 1989.

In addition to his wife, Nell, he is survived by his sons, Kenny Draffen and wife Beth and John Draffen and wife Vanessa all of Versailles; grandsons, Travis Draffen of Versailles and Ryan Draffen and fiancée Mindy Miller of Springfield, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Janet Chase and husband Mike, Sally Jones and husband Bob and Joan Shepp; cousin, Kathy Coffman and husband Kenneth and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Hiram Shepp and a cousin, John F. “Jack” Draffen.

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 23, 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 Versailles United Methodist Church. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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


Bob Best White, 61
Bob Best White, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He was born January 5, 1956 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Charles Cutler and Mary Alice (Best) White.

On April 11, 1992 in Snowmass, Colorado, he was untied in marriage to Denise Moffitt. Together they shared the past twenty-four years of marriage.

Bob was a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas. He was the owner of KC Car Wash and later became a District Executive of Boy Scouts for the Kinderhook District. He was currently the Executive Director of Share the Harvest Food Pantry in Greenview, Missouri.

Bob spent most of his free time helping others. He was active in Kiwanis Club of Ozark Coast, having served as President.

He was involved in many youth organizations including, Boy Scouts, Pride of the Lake Band Boosters, Big Brothers Big Sisters, 2nd Chance Bikes, Hurricane Deck P.T.O. and Christmas for Kids.

He enjoyed sports and was an avid Kansas City Royals and Chiefs fan. He loved living at the lake. He did not cross a bridge without giving a count of boats on the water at any time of year.

Most of all, spending time with family and friends was special to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and an infant son, Alexander Abel.

Survivors include his wife, Denise; his daughter, Allison White; his son, Casey White; a sister, Sharon Reinert and husband Jim; a niece, Mary Cate Reinert; a nephew, Christopher Reinert; and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Harper Chapel United Methodist Church, Osage Beach.

Memorial donations may be made to B.S.A. Troop 232 or Share the Harvest Food Pantry.

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

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


Necia Marie Troutman, 77
Necia Marie Troutman, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. She was born October 6, 1939, in Brumley, Missouri, a daughter of the late Benjamin Edward and Mary Marie (Brumley) Scott.

On December 30, 1954, in North Kansas City, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Joe J. Troutman, who preceded her in death on July 12, 2012.

She was a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church, the Lake of the Ozarks Pigeon Club, (the club her husband, Joe founded), was a strong supporter of the Morgan County Republican Party and was a committee woman for the Buffalo Township.

Family was important to her, especially the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, John M. Troutman of Versailles, Missouri; her daughter, Lurah Greer and husband Michael of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; grandchildren, Jessica Simmons and husband Curtis, Ben Greer and wife Rachelle, Amy Greer and Rob Decker and wife Angie; great-grandchildren, Karissa, Isaac and Frankie; her sister, Bessie Reberry of Springfield, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Edward Scott and a sister, Eula Mae Fry.

A celebration of Necia’s life was held Friday, February 24, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.

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

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

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