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 11-14-18

Harry H. Herrmann, 80
Harry H. Herrmann, of Gravois Mills, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018, at his home. He was born January 17, 1938, in Prescott, Kansas, the son of the late John and Melba (Barney) Herrmann.

On December 21, 1957, in Merriam, Kansas, he was united in marriage to Joyce Marie (Kisling) Herrmann, who preceded him in death on August 9, 2017.

Harry was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

For over forty years, he sang in the Heart of America Barbershop Quartet and traveled across Europe touring with The Music Man in 1971. After retiring to the lake, he enjoyed spending time on the water boating and fishing.

He was a member of the Ozark Chapel United Methodist Church in Laurie.

Harry is survived by his daughters, Paula Shurtz of the home and Laura Paul of Shawnee, Kansas; grandchildren, Ron Sandnes, Joe Shurtz, Jamie Shurtz and Joel Paul; great-grandchildren, Maddie Sandnes, Joey Shurtz, Elliot Sandnes, Jayden Shurtz and Simon Sandnes; great-granddaughter, Bella Theno and many other relatives and friends.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Harry Herrmann Memorial Fund to assist the family.

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

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

Donald W. Budke, 95
Donald W. Budke, of Osage Beach, Missouri, formerly of Glendale, California, passed away peacefully to be with Christ, with his family by his side, on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri.

Don was born in Los Angeles, California on October 24, 1923. Growing up during the Great Depression gave Don an unwavering determination to work hard in every aspect of life.

He loved his country and served in the Air Force as a B24 pilot in World War II and the Korean War, retiring as a Captain. After serving his country, he worked for AT&T and retired after 37 years.

Don and his late wife, Joan, moved to Osage Beach, Missouri in 1997 where they were active in their church community and had many wonderful friends. Don served his neighborhood association as a Board member and Treasurer for many years.

Don was truly one of the best from the greatest generation. He was a kind, loyal, loving, and prayerful man.

For 53 years Don was the dedicated husband of Joan K. Budke, who preceded him in death.

He was a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and is survived by his children, Susan (Mike) Ihli of Maple Grove, Minnesota, Barbara (George) Grimes of St. Louis, Missouri and David (Jeanne) Budke of Reno, Nevada; eight grandchildren, Zach and Matt Ihli, Sarah (Brian) Stair, Jake and Joe Grimes, and Kaitlyn, Daniel, and Will Budke; and two great-grandchildren, Owen and Aubrey Stair.

He is also survived by his brother-in-law Bud Goehri.

A celebration of his life took place on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri with a luncheon following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Our Daily Bread Ministries, PO Box 2222, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501.

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

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


Marshall Doyle “Flip” Flippo, 91

Marshall Doyle “Flip” Flippo, passed away November 4, 2018 at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri. Flip was born September 2, 1927 in Tuscola, Texas. He was the son of Roy and Gertrude Flippo.

Preceded in death by his sisters, Helen June Moore and Onita Shelton.

Flip attended school in Wylie Texas, where he was class president and played football and baseball. After school, he joined the Navy during World War II where he served on the USS Piedmont, USS Lander and USS Dixie and played baseball for them after the war was over.

After serving, he returned to Abilene in 1949 and married Neeca Lee Redus. They started taking square dance lessons in 1951 and he started calling dances in 1952.

After vacationing at Kirkwood Lodge in 1959, he was hired in 1962 as entertainment director leading to a 40-year history at the lodge including being a part owner.

In 1963 he and Neeca gave birth to their only son John. Flip would work six months at the lodge when it was open and spend the other six months touring the world calling square dances in the US, Japan and Germany.

He recorded for Blue Star and Chaparral as well as guest recordings for several other companies. He sold over a million square dance records, receiving gold records for “The Auctioneer” and “Every Street’s A Boulevard”.

He has received just about every award there is in square dancing including the prestigious Milestone Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

Flip was also a founding member of Callerlab, the governing body of square dancing.

In 2000, Flip moved to Tucson, Arizona to be the resident caller at the Rincon West RV Park where he stayed until 2018. Then he moved back to Osage Beach to live with his son and his wife, John and Shelly.

Flip was an avid golfer and water skier and loved to watch the Dallas Cowboys play. Flip was world famous for his sense of humor and love for people. He is survived by his son, John and daughter in law, Shelly.

Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2018 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Highway 277 South, Abilene, Texas 79606.

There will also be a graveside service at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2018 at Elmwood Memorial Park, 5726 Hwy 277 South, Abilene, Texas.

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

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

Published 11-7-18

Judy Carleen Ezard, 78
Judy was born March 9, 1940 in Loma Linda, California to Carleen and Carl D. Herbert. The family moved back to Missouri after World War II. Judy attended Camdenton Schools where she was a cheerleader and played volleyball and softball. She was also a member of the Lake of the Ozarks Water & Ski Show.

During the J-Bar-H Rodeo years, Judy had a horse named Ginger. You could find Judy all over town riding her horse bareback.

Judy also spent several summers waitressing and pulling celebrities skiing at the Ha Ha Tonka Lodge. After high school, Judy attended Drury College and graduated from William Woods College in 1961.

On November 11, 1962 Judy was united in marriage to William James Ezard. To this union three children were born.

She is survived by her husband Bill, daughter Julie Dinsdale (Ty) of Linn Creek, Mo., son Travis Ezard (Stephanie) of Camdenton, Mo., and son Brock Ezard of Osage Beach, Mo. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Josie, Polly, and Daphne Dinsdale, Dallas, Jackson, Cooper, and Ellie Ezard.

Judy is also survived by sisters Mary Mosier of Tulsa, OK and Joan Fewell of Camdenton, Mo., plus many friends and relatives.

Judy spent many years involved in the Camdenton Jaycee Wives. She also loved volunteering at the Well Child Care Center making sure children received free medical care.

When her children were younger, she was the director of Camdenton Little League softball and baseball. Judy loved watching her children and grandchildren play sports. Judy had a big heart for animals.

Her family has asked for memorial contributions to be made to the Dogwood Animal Shelter.

Services were held Monday, October 29, 2018 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

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

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

David Louis Hobbs, 64
David Louis Hobbs, of Stover, Missouri, passed away, Thursday, October 25, 2018 at University Hospital, Columbia, Missouri. He was born November 17, 1953 in Kansas City, Missouri a son of Richard Louis and Easter May (Morgan) Hobbs.

He was raised and spent most of his life in the Kansas City area. He moved to the Lake of the Ozarks twenty years ago.

He worked as a tree trimmer. He enjoyed remodeling houses, landscaping and he loved to cook. Family was important to him and time spent with his granddaughter was special to him.

Survivors include his former spouse, Mary Scheil; a stepson, James Scheil and wife Alex; a granddaughter, Kinslee Scheil all of Stover, Missouri; a daughter, Easter Hobbs; a son, David Hobbs; a brother, Richard Linder of Louisiana; two sisters, Ruth Hobbs of Gravois Mills, Missouri and Kathy Schull of Marshall, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, Dennis Hobbs, Dorma Moore and George Cochran.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Golden Age Care Center.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Clayton Kelley Reno, Jr., 47

Clayton Kelley Reno, Jr., of Jefferson City, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born October 12, 1971, in Columbia, Missouri, a son of Clayton, Sr. and Marlena Kaye (Willis) Reno.

He attended the R-1 School District and the Assembly of God Church both in California, Missouri.

Clayton loved watching the Kansas City Chiefs with his family.

He is survived by his mother, Marlena Kaye Dowell of Versailles, Missouri; his brothers, Douglas Norvell of Jefferson City, Missouri, Dennis Norvell of California, Missouri and Joshua Reno of Pineville, Missouri; daughter, Abbigale Reno of Versailles, Missouri and son, Jordan Heather of Clarksburg, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clayton Reno, Sr.

Clayton’s wishes were to be cremated and a small private service will be held for his daughter, Abby at a later date.

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

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


Jerry Wayne Snorgrass, 67
Jerry Wayne Snorgrass, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018, in Warsaw. He was born November 28, 1950, in Versailles, a son of the late Jack Warren and Lillie Irene (Thouvanel) Snorgrass.

Jerry worked in the Buildings and Grounds department of the Hickman Mills CSD #1 School District until his retirement after many years of employment.

Jerry is survived by his children, Elissa Marie Virgo of Kansas City, MO, Anthony Wayne Snorgrass and wife Lisa of Blue Springs, MO, Nickolas Joseph Snorgrass of Lenexa, KS; his five grandchildren, Sierra, Sophina, Charlie, Grace and Gavin; his brothers, Bill Snorgrass (Donna) of Macomb, MI, Ron Snorgrass (Pam) of Clearfield, UT, Ed Snorgrass (Brenda) of Kansas City, MO, John Snorgrass of Leeton, MO, and Larry Snorgrass of Clinton, MO; sister, Lois Wall (Kenneth) of Lincoln, MO, sister-in-law, Anita Snorgrass of Grandview, MO; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jack Snorgrass and Randy Snorgrass.

A celebration of Jerry’s life was held November 6 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with graveside services and inurnment following in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home to assist the family. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

 

Published 10-31-18

Donald Ray Varner, 84
Donald Ray Varner, of Macks Creek, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 at his home in Macks Creek.

Don was born on March 5, 1934 in Macks Creek, Missouri. He was the son of Clarence and Mary (Rogers) Varner.

On April 11, 1974, was united in marriage to Judy Capps. They had shared 44 years of marriage together at the time of his death.

Don worked as a Funeral Director for Hedges-Scott Funeral Homes for many years and oversaw the Macks Creek location.

He loved his church, First Baptist of Macks Creek, where he was a teacher to the youth, and a great help in the church.

Don and Judy did a complete genealogy study of the cemeteries in Camden County. He also greatly enjoyed taking road trips whenever he could.

Don is survived by his loving wife Judy of the home, their children John Varner and wife Wanda of St. Joe, Missouri, Layne Davis and wife Angie of Macks Creek, Missouri, Joel Davis of Labelle, Missouri, and one daughter Dana Varner of Platte City, Missouri; eleven grandchildren and several great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Mary Varner, and son David.

Services were held Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at First Baptist Church, Macks Creek, Missouri.

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

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

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


Marguerite (Marge) Dorothy Gatlin, 86
Marguerite (Marge) Dorothy Gatlin, passed away Monday, October 16, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, MO. She was born November 24, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of Leonard and Eldina Shaw.

On November 6, 1954, she was united in marriage to William (Parky) James LaFayette. On August 7, 1987, she was united in marriage to Carl Freeman Gatlin.

Marge had an amazing work ethic beginning her journey before the age of 20 as a telephone operator in Maywood, IL.

Shortly after her marriage to Parky, they founded and were co-owners of ‘Country Models’ located in Crystal Lake, IL while raising cattle, chickens, pigs and other livestock with Parky on the farm in Woodstock, IL.

After relocating to Gravois Mills, MO in the mid-70’s, Marge and Parky opened a restaurant and also started a small business building and servicing boat docks.

Shortly thereafter, she became an Administrative Assistant working for various advertisement agencies. She also was an Executive Assistant at ‘Sandoz Crop Protection’ in Des Plaines, IL.

She rounded out a lifetime of hard work and dedication in her position with the State of Missouri, in Jefferson City where she worked well into her 70’s.

Marge always had a love for reading which began at a very early age and over the years she accumulated a large library of books. She was ahead of her time and a wiz at creating spreadsheets.

Marge was always available to family members who needed her assistance and expertise.

Marge is survived by four children: Julie Ann Coyne and husband Kendall of St. Louis, MO, Jean Harris and husband Michael of Birmingham AL, Jennifer Bolton and husband John of Gravois Mills, MO and James (Jim) LaFayette and wife Andrea of Overland Park, KS; eleven grandchildren: Chad Hackler and wife Amanda of Overland Park, KS, Timothy James (TJ) and wife Stacy of Olathe, KS, Britney (Harris) Valas and husband John of Summerfield, NC, Cole Harris and wife Emily of Knoxville, TN, Heidi (Bolton) Shewmaker, and husband Jerry of Versailles, MO, Katie (Bolton) Schad and husband Travis of Barnett, MO, Aaron Bolton of Gravois Mills, MO, Kory LaFayette and fiancé Abby of Lawrence, KS, Mackenzie LaFayette of Dallas TX, Rick Vaughn and wife Shannon of Olathe, KS, Justin Vaughn of Shawnee, KS along with twenty super cute great grandchildren, ranging from three months to 11 years of age.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents and an aunt, Lydia Gross.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Concordia Cemetery in Forrest Park, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions would be appreciated to West Lake Christian Church in Laurie, MO.

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, MO.


Tabitha Catherine Swab, 81
Tabitha Catherine Swab, of Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, passed away Monday, October 22, 2018 in her home. She was born November 19, 1936 in Everett, Washington, a daughter of Ballard Matthew and Aloysia Lucille (Juneau) Kesner.

On July 21, 1956, at the Visitation Church in Kansas City, Missouri, she was united in marriage to James Raymond “Jim” Swab. Together they shared fifty-seven years of marriage before his passing on August 19, 2013.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, James Matthew Kesner.

Survivors include her sons, Stephen M. Swab and wife Susan of Olathe, Kansas, James G. Swab and wife Lisa of Beebe, Arkansas and Joseph A. Swab of Warrensburg, Missouri; daughters, Theresa C. Hiemenz and husband Paul of Mission Hills, Kansas and Andrea L. Bogert and husband David of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; grandchildren, Nicholas, Joshua, Jacqueline, Joseph, Jr., Haris, Samuel and Grace; seven great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Tabitha was raised in Tecumseh, Missouri and was a graduate of Gainesville High School. She moved to Kansas City to work for Westinghouse and while there met and married Jim.

They made their home in Kansas City where she was a homemaker, worked as a bookkeeper at Twin Oaks on the Plaza and later was an activities director at two different retirement communities.

They moved to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1981 where she spent many years as an activities director for Laurie Care Center.

She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church while at the lake and was able to receive sacraments at her home in Kansas City as her health declined.

She loved and cherished her family and friends. She welcomed anyone into her home and had a way of making you feel special.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, October 27, 2018, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie. Graveside services and interment followed in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church in lieu of flowers. The family kindly requests that loved ones make a kind gesture in her honor.

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 10-24-18

James Conroy “Jimmy” Applebury, 53
James Conroy “Jimmy” Applebury, of Laughlin, Nevada, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at his home. He was born June 1, 1965, in Elko, Nevada, a son of James and Georgena Applebury.

He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Jimmy worked at various casinos in Las Vegas as a card dealer for many years.

He is survived by his parents, James and Georgena Applebury of Versailles, Missouri; his siblings, Ginger Wilson of Cairo, Missouri, John Applebury and wife Deena of Fredericksburg, Virginia and Jason Applebury and wife Cassie of Versailles, Missouri; nephews, Gage Wilson and Zack Applebury; niece, Emily Applebury; his companion for over twenty-five years, Jennifer Chen of the home and many other relatives and friends.

Graveside services and interment with full military honors was held Wednesday, October 17, at the Versailles Cemetery with Reverend Danny Owsley officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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

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


Rose Mary Murray (Crowley), 94
Rose Mary Murray (Crowley), passed away on October 14, 2018, at her home in Camdenton, Missouri. Rose Mary was born on May 15, 1924, to the late William and Frances Crowley (Brown) in Kansas City, Kansas.

She was the oldest of four children, two preceded her in death. She attended Catholic schools, graduating from Bishop Ward High School in 1942.

Rose Mary was united in marriage to John Thomas (Tom) Murray on February 7, 1945 in Kansas City, Kansas. Together they raised seven children and owned/managed several businesses, including Murray Pharmacy in Tonganoxie, KS.

Throughout her life, Rose Mary was a woman of great faith and actively participated in the Saint Joseph (Leavenworth, KS), Sacred Heart (Tonganoxie, KS) and Saint Anthony (Camdenton, MO) parishes.

Her husband Tom preceded her in death, along with their son James William (Bill) Murray.

Rose Mary leaves to cherish her loving memory her children: Judy Murray, John Thomas Murray (Mitsuko), Michael Murray, Greg Murray of Lawrence, Kansas, Alan Murray and Chris Murray (Steve Evans) of Dallas, Texas; her brother Tom Crowley and wife Carol, seven grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Rose Mary was the embodiment of beauty, grace, and devotion. Tremendous faith and love for family were the cornerstones of her life. She will be dearly missed.

“She is dearer by far, than the world’s brightest star, And I call her my wild Irish Rose.”

A Memorial Mass was held on Friday, October 19, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1100 West Street, Tonganoxie, Kansas, 66086.

Interment followed at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Tonganoxie, Kansas.

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

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

 

Published 10-17-18

Daniel (Dick) Sanders, 87
Daniel (Dick) Sanders, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born July 9, 1931, in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of the late William (Jack) Jewel and Lena (Rogers) Sanders.

At the Versailles First Baptist Church on September 10, 1950, Dick joined his heart and hand in holy matrimony to local beauty Sylvia Roll. The newlyweds Sylvia Sanders and Dick Sanders enjoyed a 68 year honeymoon. Dick was enamored with and devoted to his wife for the entirety of their lives.

Dick was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served in the Korean Conflict.

Dick used his background in construction to build Crossroads Church in Sunrise Beach and he remodeled Big Rock Church in Barnett. He served as pastor in both churches and helped fill pulpits as needed around the lake area.

Dick was a member of Crossroads Assembly of God Church and he was ordained through Full Gospel Churches International.

In addition to his wife, Sylvia of sixty-eight years, he is survived by his daughters, Sherry Jones of Camdenton, Missouri and Diane Maasen of Versailles, Missouri; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Jackie, Bill, Carmen and Donna and a nephew, Bill Hunter.

A celebration of Dick’s life was held Thursday, October 11, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Chapel with Pastor Kevin Hauk officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

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


Dorothy Whittle Lane, 84
Dorothy Whittle Lane, of Sedalia, Missouri, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Sedalia, Missouri. She was born August 10, 1934 in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of Floyd and Grace (Holmberg) Whittle.

Dorothy was raised in Kansas City and later lived in Nevada and California, where she worked as an office manager for several doctors’ offices. She retired back to Missouri.

Survivors include three children, Eric Lane and wife Rena of Atherton, California, Jerry C. Lane, II and wife Janine of Yuma, Arizona and Charissa Robbins and husband Ron of Canandaigua, New York; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a sister, Loretta Foxgrover of Chicago, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Kevin Lane; two sisters and a brother.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staffs of Bothwell Hospital, Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center and Crossroads Hospice for their care of Dorothy over the last month of her life.

Thank you also to all the friends and extended family who came by to comfort her.

Private inurnment will be held in Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society.

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

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


Crystal (Herrington) Noell, 79
Crystal (Herrington) Noell, daughter of Melvin and Edith (Breeding) Herrington was born September 23, 1939 in Garden City, Kansas. She passed away only after a tough, fought battle on October 2, 2018 in her home, surrounded by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, and her husband of fifty years, Richard (Dick) Noell.

She is survived by her sister Melva Joy Hill and her husband Garvin Hill, three children Caprice Giardina and her husband Thomas Giardina, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, her son Eric Noell and his wife Cheryl (Sherry) Noell of Camdenton, Missouri, her daughter Brenda Davis of Wichita, Kansas; and seven grandchildren, Leslie Kowal, Cheri Ward, Tiffany Tryon, Crysta Ipema, James Noell, Cody Noell and Kylie Noell; and nine great grandchildren and one more blessing on the way!

Crystal started her journey after high school with her best friend Vivian in Wichita, Kansas. She began working at Lewins Department Store then married the love of her life and started a family.

Crystal became a bookkeeper and later in life was a caregiver for both her in-laws until they retired to the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.

Mama and Daddy were one of the first to volunteer at the enchanted Village of Lights as well as volunteering at S.T.A.F.F. Animal Shelter for many years.

Together they found their calling and their forever home. They named it Destiny Ranch where they found peace and comfort in building their home, caring for the land, bush-hogging, taking care of the cows and spoiling her two babies Herk and Doc (horses), all while making a beautiful life together.

People were drawn to her because she loved fiercely and was a mother, grandma and friend to all.

She will be truly missed, and her memory will live on through all those who love her!

A Celebration of Life Service was held Friday, October 12, 2018 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Macks Creek, Missouri.

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.

Christine D. (Abbott) Morrison, 81
Christine D. (Abbott) Morrison, of Versailles, passed away Monday, October 8, 2018, at her home. She was born September 28, 1937, in Morgan County, a daughter of the late Louis and Fay (Smith) Abbott.

On October 28, 1956, she was united in marriage to Raymond R. “Tude” Morrison, who preceded her in death on November 12, 2004.

Christine was employed at Sola Optical, retiring after twenty-five years.

She enjoyed reading and listening to country music. She was quiet, kind, loved her family and treasured the time she spent with them.

She is survived by her daughter, Trina Morrison of Versailles, Missouri; grandchildren, Devin, Kylie, Raymond and wife Amanda, Rachael, Manuel, Bina, Nora and Rafael; great-grandchildren, Luke, Camry, Kyjuan and Madeline; son-in-law, Rafael Moreno and wife Nora of Gravois Mills, Missouri; brother, Louis Abbott, Jr. of Stover, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughters, Sheila Ann and Jeannie, her son, Ricky, sister, Wanita Fay and grandson, Joey.

A special thank you is extended to Randy Bell and Brandy McWilliams for their loving care and for always being there for the family.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 11, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Kenny Shewmaker officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home to assist the family. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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

Published 10-10-18

Robert Shearer, 87
Robert Shearer, of Laurie, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. He was born February 11, 1931, in Sedalia, Missouri, the son of the late Wilbur Delbert “W.D.” and Laverna (Berry) Shearer.

Bob retired from TWA after many years of service.

He is survived by his wife of seventy years, Helen (Self) Shearer of the home; three children, Gary Shearer of Gravois Mills, Donald Shearer of South Dakota and Gail Kloiber and husband Robert of Raymore; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jacob.

There are no services planned at this time.

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


Victor E. Geiger, 95
Victor E. Geiger of Versailles, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born March 13, 1923, in Barnett, a son of the late Fred and Virgie (Orwan) Geiger.

On July 10, 1944, in Ft. Hood, Texas, he was united in marriage to Wanda D. Wood, who preceded him in death on June 18, 2016.

Victor was a United States Army veteran having served in WWII. He was a life member of the VFW Post 5178 in Gravois Mills.

Victor enjoyed raising horses for many years.

He is survived by his son, Victor Wayne Geiger of Lexington, Missouri; his daughter, Janice K. Wornell of Alamo Gordo, New Mexico; four grandchildren, Jaime Wornell, Jodi Wornell, Matthew Geiger and Phillip Geiger; three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 3, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services and interment followed at Greenmore Memorial Gardens in Barnett.

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


Virginia Rose Schad, 86
Virginia Rose Schad, of Barnett, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City. She was born December 10, 1931, in Barnett, a daughter of the late Robert Neil and Emma Broox (McConnell) Sharples.

On September 17, 1949, in Syracuse, she was united in marriage to Johnnie Alvin Schad, who preceded her in death on July 17, 1985.

Virginia was employed for many years as a pharmacy technician at Walmart in Versailles. In addition, she was a secretary for Hazel Dell Insurance and an auction clerk for Jack Hutchison for several years.

She worked alongside her husband, Johnnie, farming for thirty-two years, as well as her sons for the last thirty-three years.

Virginia was a lifelong member of Hopewell Union Church in Barnett. She was the church pianist for seventy-five years and was active in the Bible school and Sunday school programs. Virginia served on the Hopewell Cemetery board since 1973.

For twenty years, she was a board member of Good Shepherd Care Center, as well as a longtime member of Farm Bureau and the Friendly Neighbors Quilting Club.

She was a strong woman who put her faith and her family first. She loved her family and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren held a special place in her heart.

She is survived by her sons, Dennis Schad and wife Sarah of Barnett, Missouri, A. Kent Schad and wife Rosella of Holts Summit, Missouri, Rodney Schad and wife Ginny of Versailles, Missouri and Dwayne Schad and wife Amy of Versailles, Missouri; grandchildren, Amanda Stapp and husband Jason, John Schad, Lauren Schad, Martha Schad and husband Peter Bozynski, Dane Schad, Brianne Mauer and husband David, Kim Bielinski, Lori Schad and husband Don Hathaway, Travis Schad and wife Katie, Greg Schad and wife Carrie, Becky Hibdon and husband Joey, Melissa Houk and husband John and Bradley Schad and wife Dana; great-grandchildren, Soren, Liam, Conor, Matthias, Carter, Mareena, Alana, Brian, Andrew, Jayna, Rhett, Christian, Amelia, Bristol, Braden and Luke; her sister-in-law, Lucille Schad and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Neil and Broox Sharples, her husband, Johnnie Alvin Schad, her sister, Emma Louise Wood, two grandsons, Daniel Lee Schad and Brian Neil Schad, a granddaughter, Nora Broox Schad and great-grandsons, Cooper Hibdon and Dakota Houk.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 2, at the Hopewell Union Church in Barnett with Pastors Kenny Cook and Gary Patterson officiating. Graveside services and interment followed in the Hopewell Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hopewell Union Church or the Hopewell Cemetery Association. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com

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

Stephanie Ann Thomas, 62
Stephanie Ann Thomas, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018, at her home. She was born March 5, 1956, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Walter and Virdya Vaudine (Bell) Slota.

On August 30, 1974, she was united in marriage to Wayne Carl Thomas, who preceded her in death on July 7, 2005.

At a young age, Stephanie made the choice to believe that Jesus was her Lord and Savior. She was baptized at the Calvary Baptist Church in Versailles.

Stephanie loved her family and spending time with them. She enjoyed having coffee and talking to her sister and sister-in-law on the phone.

Stephanie liked to shop at thrift stores and garage sales looking for second hand treasures to decorate her home. She enjoyed watching the birds and sitting outside when the weather was nice.

She is survived by her children, Michael Thomas and wife Donna, Michelle Ousley and husband Chris, Rachael Thomas, Jordan Thomas and wife Amber and Daniel Thomas and wife Jeanelle all of Versailles; fifteen grandchildren; a great-grandson; her sister, Catherine Marie Fieguth and husband Joseph Paul of Lincoln City, Oregon and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Mark Thomas.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 4, 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.

Kenneth Donald Hall, Jr, 75
Kenneth Donald Hall, Jr, one of two children of Kenneth, Sr. and Mae Emma Francis (Decker) was born January 1, 1943 in Omaha, Nebraska. He left this life on October 3, 2018 at the age of 75 years, eight months and two days.

On February 25, 1961 he was married to Ann Elaine (Fleming) in Emerson, Iowa, and this marriage was blessed with three sons, Jeffrey Lynn, Gregory Alan, and David Lee.

He graduated from Emerson, Iowa and attended Tarkio College and Northwestern State University in Marysville, Missouri receiving a teaching degree in Industrial Arts. He received a Masters Degree at Iowa State University, a specialist degree at the University of Nebraska, in Lincoln, Ne.

He taught school for several years then went on to become a Superintendent of Schools. In the late 70’s he went into construction remodeling in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area.

In 1988 he moved to Missouri where he continued the construction business and eventually became a home builder. He built many beautiful homes around the Lake of the Ozarks.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Ann; sons Jeffrey and friend Pam, Lake Ozark, Missouri, Gregory and his wife Chris, of Omaha, Nebraska and David and his wife Leziel of Lake Ozark, Missouri; Stepmother Betty Hall and friend Jake of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Sisters, Dixie Hall of Omaha, NE and Lori Clapper and husband Troy of Council Bluffs, IA; Sisters-in-Law Jan Fisher and husband Bob of Glenwood, Vivian Perkins of Portage, Ohio; nine Grandchildren, one Great Grandchild, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends and relatives.

Services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Loess Hills Funeral Home, Malvern, Iowa.

Interment will follow at Emerson Cemetery in Emerson, Iowa.

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

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

 

Published 10-3-18

Bobby Gene Clines, Jr., 52
Bobby Gene Clines, Jr., of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018 in his home. He was born June 12, 1966 in Prescott, Arizona, a son of Bobby Gene Clines, Sr. and Barbara Darlene (Powell) Clines.

Survivors include his daughter, Tiffany Bopp and husband Kyle; a granddaughter, Nevaeh Bopp; his mother, Barbara Newkirk and husband Jim; a sister, Helen Nash and husband Lyman Moore; nieces, Jennifer Buckingham and husband Michael and Heather Woolery and husband Jody and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Clines; a brother-in-law, John Nash and his grandparents.

Bobby served his country proudly in the United States Navy during Operation Desert Storm. He worked as a diesel mechanic for the U.S. Navy and United Engines in Tulsa, Oklahoma before opening Clines Diesel and Auto. He attended Family Worship Center in Versailles.

He loved the outdoors, especially time spent riding his motorcycle. Family was very important to him; he enjoyed spending time with his nieces, great-nieces, great-nephews and his granddaughter.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 5, 2018 at Versailles Cemetery. To honor Bobby, the family asks those attending to wear bright colors or Harley Davidson gear.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com

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


Roger Carson Carroll, Jr., 56
Roger Carson Carroll, Jr., of Versailles, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2018 in SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, Jefferson City, Missouri. He was born March 13, 1962 in Columbia, Missouri, a son of Roger Carson Carroll, Sr. and Donna Elaine (White) Carroll.

On May 13, 2011 in California, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Amy Sue Wilson.

He was preceded in death by his father and a nephew, Anthony “Tony” Townlain.

Survivors include his wife, Amy of the home; two sons, Nathen Carroll and wife Kathy of Portsmouth, Ohio and T.J. Carroll of Boonville, Missouri; a step-son, Nathan Howser of Versailles, Missouri; his mother, Donna E. White of Versailles, Missouri; three sisters, Jeanelle Carroll of Eldon, Missouri, Julia Peeper and husband Joe of Williamsburg, Missouri and Jolita Welch and husband Ed of Lincoln, Missouri; three step-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

R.C. was raised in the Bunceton, Missouri area and served his country proudly in the United States Army National Guard. He lived in central Missouri most of his life where he worked as a mechanic, a truck driver, drove a school bus and most recently worked for Puzzle Pieces in Sedalia.

In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking. He was an avid bowler and bowled often at California Lanes.

A private graveside service with military honors was held in Versailles Cemetery.

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 Funeral Home of Versailles.


Vincil Aeschbacher, 76
Vincil Aeschbacher, of Fortuna, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at his home. He was born November 3, 1941, in Moniteau County, a son of the late Earl Monroe and Alice (Baumgartner) Aeschbacher.

On September 23, 1967, at the Versailles First Assembly of God Church, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Sharon (Kreiling) Aeschbacher.

Vincil spent many years managing operations of his dairy farm. Later years led him to be employed at Gates Corporation in Versailles until his retirement.

He enjoyed fishing, farming, repairing anything his children asked of him and spending time with his grandchildren. He especially loved attending their sporting events or dropping a line in the water with them.

Vincil was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church.

In addition to his wife Sharon, of fifty-one years, he is survived by his children, Bruce Aeschbacher and wife Tara of Versailles and Pam Colvin and husband Mike of Fortuna; grandchildren, Hailey Colvin, Caleb Sousley, Addison Colvin, Spencer Aeschbacher and Gracen Colvin; brother, Ken Aeschbacher and wife Shirley of Versailles; sisters, Doris Whittaker and husband Jim of Pleasant Hill, Oregon and Barbara Burke of Kansas City, Missouri; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister and sister, Carolyn Sue Crocker.

A celebration of Vincil’s life was held Saturday, September 29, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Phil Kreiling officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Missouri 4-H Foundation toward the establishment of a local scholarship.

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.


Beverly Bradfield, 81
On Sunday morning, September 16, 2018, Beverly “Anne” Lovett Bradfield passed away at the age of 81 peacefully in her home in Osage Beach, MO, overlooking her favorite view of the Lake of the Ozarks from her balcony glass doors.

She was surrounded by her two daughters, Mary Anne Bradfield (Alexandria, VA) and Georgeanna Aldy, and son-in-law, Jeff Aldy (Osage Beach) at the time of her passing.

Born in Altus, Oklahoma, to J.D. and Ethel (nee Crider) Lovett, Anne made many lifelong friends as she grew up and graduated from Altus High School in the class of 1955.

After marrying George M. Bradfield, Anne transferred to Norman, OK, where she raised their two daughters and continued to build a strong network of friends. Many of her daughters’ friends over the years came to think of Anne as their beloved second Mom, and she cared equally about them, celebrating their joys, listening to their trials and tribulations, and offering them her wisdom when it was sought.

In the early 1980s, Anne transferred to St. Louis, Missouri with AT&T where she continued to work until she took early retirement after 31 years on December 31, 1990.

She continued to grow her circle of dear friends who loved and cared about her deeply. She always welcomed them with open arms, and there was no time better spent than an evening on her deck or in her home chatting and laughing.

An energetic, capable and reliable professional, Anne was quickly snatched-up by Anheuser-Busch International until retiring for the second time about 2009.

In 2015, Anne moved to Osage Beach to be closer to her youngest daughter and her husband where she loved her view of the Lake of the Ozarks and spending time with family and friends.

She was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi Social Sorority in both Norman, OK and Osage Beach, MO where she lived daily seeking only the good, only the true and only the beautiful.

Anne made her family and friends her top priority. They loved her in return and sought her company.

Anne is survived by her daughters, Mary Anne Bradfield and Georgeanna “Georgie” Bradfield Aldy as well as her son-in-law Jeff Aldy, and her former husband, George Bradfield of Norman, OK.

Also surviving her are her cousins: Mack Ashley (Jackie) of Gulf Breeze, FL.; Lea Ann Ashley of Moore, OK; Susan Moser (Dan) of Oklahoma City, OK; Morris Lovett (Terry) of Washington, OK; Paula McAlister (Jerry) of Moore, OK; Vickie Panza (Mike) of San Antonio, TX; Joe Collier of San Antonio, TX; Donnie and Bev Pitts of St. Louis, MO; Linda and Mike Sheridan of New Braunfels, TX.

Nieces and nephews, too numerous to list, have also been left behind to continue to her work of spreading love and affection on earth.

Celebration of life memorials were held in Osage Beach, MO on September 30, and others will be held in St. Louis, MO the weekend of October 12 and Norman, OK October 28, 2018 with details to be announced.

Anne will be laid to rest in Sunset Memorial Cemetery Memory Garden for those who wish to continue to visit her after the memorials.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Helping Hands, P.O. Box 1141, Camdenton, MO 65020 or Dentists for the Disabled and Elderly (D-Dent) 3000 United Founders Blvd., Suite 122, OKC, OK 73112.

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

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

 

Published 9-26-18

Thelma Lorraine West, 87
Thelma Lorraine West, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away on September 16, 2018. She was born November 8, 1930 in Glenwood, Iowa; the daughter of Hobart Sylvester and Mary Pearl (Roberts) Adams.

On September 10, 1948, in Linn Creek, Missouri, Thelma was united in marriage to Leon West. They shared 58 loving years together before Leon passed on December 2, 2006.

Thelma was a loving mother who encouraged her children to do their best. She hand made a quilt for each of her children; thus, leading to two of her daughters being quilters.

She instilled a love of reading and music which has been passed down now to the third generation. Her great-grandchildren still enjoyed sitting on her lap to hear a story read to them. Her greatest joy was her family and spending time with them. Leon and Thelma loved spending their winters in Florida.

Thelma is survived by her children: James West of Bradenton, FL, and wife, Maureen; Karen West of Camdenton, MO; Kathy Blankenbeker of Macks Creek, MO, and husband, John; Alan West of Camdenton, MO, and wife, Marcia; Vickie Stonitsch of Naples, FL, and husband, David; and Jerry (J. C.) West of Columbia, Missouri.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Amy and Colin West, Shawn Galinski, Misti Galinski Ernst, Hilary West Kirksche, Slater West, Jessica Stonitsch Schwessinger, Lindsay Stonitsch Imbese, Danielle and Kayla West, Karl and B.J. Blankenbeker.

She had 21 great-grandchildren. Her sister, Joyce Dougan, also survives her along with numerous other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Hobart and Pearl Adams; her stepmother, Flossie Sousley; her husband, Leon West; her daughter-in-law, Susan Rudi West; Carissa Lorraine Stonitsch and another granddaughter; and her sisters, Verba Carnes and Maxine DeVolld.

Graveside services were held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Hedges Cemetery, Camdenton, Missouri.

Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association.

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


Phyllis B. Westbrook, 83
Phyllis B. Westbrook, of Camdenton, Missouri passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Lakeside Meadows, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Phyllis was born on April 8, 1935 in East St. Louis, Illinois. She was the daughter of Harold and Ardell (Wedel) Byron.

On December 11, 1982 in St. Louis, Missouri, Phyllis was united in marriage to David Westbrook. Together they shared 28 years of marriage at the time of his death on April 12, 2010.

Phyllis and her husband owned and operated Scotty’s Restaurant in Camdenton, Missouri for several years. She had a love for drawing and all types of art. Phyllis enjoyed attending church with her husband David. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family whenever she could.

Phyllis is survived by her sons, Edward Sneed (Kathy) of St. Clair, Missouri, Bert Westbrook (Lisa) of Lake Ozark, Missouri, Terry Clouse of Trumann, Arkansas, David Westbrook of Camdenton, Missouri and Daren Westbrook of O’Fallon, Missouri; her daughters Eloise Paulsen (Kerry) of Macks Creek, Missouri, Kathy Dunn of Trumann, Arkansas, and Deana Kays (Bill) of Camdenton, Missouri; seventeen grandchildren and two great grandchildren; along with many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Westbrook, her parents Harold and Ardell Byron, her brother Richard and son in law, Dean Dunn.

Services were held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri.

Interment was held at Hedges Cemetery, Camdenton, Missouri.
Memorials are suggested to the family.

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

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

Lois Jean Yandell, 76
Lois Jean Yandell, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City. She was born June 22, 1942, in Nodaway County, Missouri, a daughter of the late John M. and Elsie F. (Hardy) Harbin.

She enjoyed sewing and making quilts. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jean was a member of the Family Worship Center in Versailles.

She is survived by her children, Doyle Yandell and significant other Barbara Yandell of North Charleston, South Carolina, Karen Friday and significant other Ken Smith of Lincoln, Nebraska, Traci Heinrichs and husband Jimmy of Agency, Missouri and Heather Russell of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandchildren, Kevin Gladman and wife Amber, Cody Gladman and wife Erica, Nikita Gladman, McKenna Baker, Brian Kirk and wife Ashley, Tamara Kirk, Devin Kirk and wife Lindsay, Scott Kirk and wife Victoria, MaKayla Snider and husband Josh, Corde Honea, Sierra McKimmy and husband Jacob, Tanaya Russell and Dakota Yandell-Russell; several great-grandchildren; her sister, Georgia Robinson of Versailles, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by twelve siblings and a grandson, Gregory Gladman.

A private family graveside service and interment was held 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.


Clifford (Cliff) Ray Howard, 77
Clifford (Cliff) Ray Howard, of Stover, MO passed away Friday, September 14, 2018. He was born in 1941, in Kansas City, MO the son of the late Clifford Howard and Geraldine “Jerry” (Wyatt) Humphreys.

Cliff graduated from Turner High School in KC, KS. He worked in sales management for Wonder Bread and Manor Bread for 39 years until his retirement. He was currently the owner of Skippers Bar & Grille in Stover for the last 10 yrs.

Cliff is survived by his sons, Keith Howard (Kim) and Mike Howard; his daughters, Kerri Hammons (Craig) and Vicki Taylor (Brian); seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild and many friends.

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

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

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

Louise Sidebottom, 85
Louise Sidebottom, of Osceola, Missouri, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. She was born November 8, 1932, in Barnett, Missouri, a daughter of the late Oliver and Irene Bell (Hess) Calton.

On October 18, 1951, she was united in marriage to Vencil Davis Sidebottom, who preceded her in death on February 26, 2012.

Louise worked for the Shawnee Mission School District food services for many years until her retirement as head baker at Shawnee Mission South.

Time spent outdoors was her favorite, especially when she was gardening and tending to her flowers. Most importantly, she loved her family and treasured the time she spent with them.

Louise was a member of the Overland Park First Assembly of God Church and also the Osceola First Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by her sons, Stanley Sidebottom of the home, Jeremy Sidebottom and wife Kristy of Coweta, Oklahoma and Scott Sidebottom and wife Mindy of Overland Park, Kansas; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her sister, Barbara Meeker and husband Glen of Olathe, Kansas and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Ryther and her sisters, Marie Williams, Donna Hardwick and Dora Merriott.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 19, at the Versailles First Assembly of God Church with Pastor Danny Fergerson 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.

Lester M. Clark, 89
Lester M. Clark, of Laurie, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018, at the Laurie Care Center. He was born March 20, 1929, the son of the late Harvey and Alma Aleen (Arnold) Clark.

On June 4, 1960, in Kansas City, Missouri, he was united in marriage to his surviving wife, Shirley (Sullivan) Clark.

Lester was a United States Army veteran having served in the Korean Conflict where he was awarded a Purple Heart.

Lester was employed at Consolidated Freightways in Kansas City as a mechanic, retiring after forty-two years of service. Most recently, he worked at AOK RV Sales and Service in Laurie as a salesman for many years.

He was an active member of Kent Memorial Lutheran Church in Sunrise Beach, member of the Osage Community Elks Lodge 2705 in Laurie and the American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 in Sunrise Beach.

Lester enjoyed spending time in his shop woodworking. He crafted various pieces of furniture and pool tables for many over the years.

In addition to his wife, Shirley, he is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy Kelly of Kansas City, Kansas, Lila Price of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Frank Sullivan of Stockton, Missouri, Don Sullivan of Jacksonville, Florida and David Sullivan of Chicago, Illinois and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lena Mae.

Lester was loved by many and will be truly missed by those who were fortunate enough to know him.

Funeral services were held Thursday, September 20, at the Kent Memorial Lutheran Church in Sunrise Beach with Pastor Carl R. Gauck officiating.

Entombment will be held at a later date in the columbarium at the church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kent Memorial Lutheran Church, 184 Sunset Hill Drive, Sunrise Beach, Missouri 65079. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.

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

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