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OCTOBER, 1999 OBITUARIES
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Gary Van Anderson
Grace R. Ashlock
Lovie M. Barnes
Violet Gaddy Cook
Ralph W. Dill
Maxine R. Dowling
Willard L. Gladden
Alice P. Grant
Zola Mae Hagerman
Renford Dale Hubble
Tobe W. Painter Jr.
Winona F. McCord
David W. McQuitty and Velda E. McQuitty
Cathryn C. Paulsen
Eva C. Peterson
Max S. Phillips
Alva A. Redd
F. Crystina Reynolds
Arlie C. Reynolds
Lucille M. Ricker
Emma Jane Routh
Robert M. Stewart
Lessie T. Stites
Mearl Irene Todaro
Lige Edward Williams
Eva A. Wollard
Bryan L. Wood


Gary Van Anderson

Gary Van Anderson, 38, Morrisville, died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, in St. John's Regional Health Center as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident Oct. 11. Gary was the younger of twin boys born June 27, 1961, in Springfield to Carl B. and Joanne J. Reams Anderson. He accepted the Lord as his personal saviour at 9 years of age and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morrisville. After graduating from Marion C. Early High School, Gary attended Southwest Missouri State University for two years prior to starting his own business, Anderson Interior Drywall. Gary enjoyed coon hunting and was a lifetime member of the Polk County Coon Hunters Association and the Flatrock Bow Association. He was also involved in coaching his children's teams in baseball, softball and basketball summer leagues. Gary was united in marriage to Terri Redman on April 8, 1988, and to this union two children, Andy and Courtney, were born. Gary is survived by his wife, Terri, and his children, Courtney and Andy, Charlie and Ashley, all of the home; his parents, Carl B. and Joanne Anderson of Morrisville; three sisters, Shirley Carman of Morrisville, Carol Johnson and her husband, Don, of Springfield and Leslie Anderson of Portland, Ore.; his grandfather, Van Anderson of Flemington; his uncle, Bob Reams of Kansas City; nieces Lori Looney of Republic and Kim Carman of Morrisville; nephews Brad Painter of Bolivar and Jay Redman of Morrisville; great-niece Dayna Painter of Bolivar and great-nephews Austin and Dayton Looney of Republic; and numerous cousins and in-laws and a great host of friends. Gary was preceded in death by his twin brother, Terry; his maternal grandparents, Guy and Helen Reams of Cassville; his paternal grandmother, Mary Anderson of Morrisville; an aunt, Dorothy Rickman, and two uncles, Ronnie and Kenneth Reams. Services were Tuesday, Oct. 19, in Pitts Chapel with the Rev. Robert McGinnis officiating. Burial followed in Morrisville Cemetery. A00008B1999OT20


Grace R. Ashlock

Grace Ruth Hartley Ashlock, 97, of Flemington and the Hidden Valley area of Lake Pomme de Terre, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at Parkview Healthcare Facility after a short illness. She was born Aug. 15, 1902, to S.W. and Alice Taylor Fisher in Cedar County. She was one of nine children and is survived by her sister, Mae Hutchins of Fair Play. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Edgar, Hiram, Everett and Athel Fisher, and by two sisters, Pearl Hunter and Minnie Bugg. She married Chester W. Hartley, and the couple had two children, Juanita Jenkins of Kimberling City and Max Hartley of Fair Play. Together they owned and operated a chicken hatchery. She later married Kenneth Ashlock of Humansville, and they made their home on Pomme de Terre Lake in the Hidden Valley subdivision. Kenneth preceded her in death Oct. 2, 1995. She remained in her home until June 1999. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors Lodge of America at Fair Play for 61 years and a member of Amvets Post No. 114 at Flemington. She was very active in the Hidden Valley community. Also surviving are her daughter, Juanita Jenkins, and her husband, Evart, of Kimberling City; her son, Max Hartley, and his wife, Betty, of Fair Play; her grandchildren, Susie Wampler and her husband, Wayne, of Lampe, Alden and Susan Jenkins of Flemington and Barry and Linda Jenkins of Kimberling City; her great-grandchildren, Chris Wampler and his wife, Meg, of Springfield; Crystal Wampler of Springfield and Ashlee Jenkins of Kansas City; her great-great-grandchildren, Alex and Courtney Wampler of Springfield; and a host of extended family and friends. Services were Friday, Oct. 8, in Murray Chapel, Humansville, with the Rev. Eugene Gouge officiating. Pallbearers were Barry Jenkins, Alden Jenkins, Terry Fisher, Wendell Fisher, Gary Martin and Charley York. Interment was in Lindley Prairie Cemetery. A00008B1999OT13


Lovie M. Barnes

Lovie M. Barnes, 80, Warsaw, formerly of the Goodson community, died at 4:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, in the home of her son. She was born in Goodson on June 19, 1919, to Jessie A. and Nellie A. Jenkins Brooks. On March 2, 1946, she was united in marriage to Johnny Barnes, and to this union one son was born. She was a homemaker and a member of Sentinel Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Leland Barnes of Warsaw; two grandsons, John Barnes and Levi Barnes of Warsaw; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Elmo and Marjorie Brooks and Bob and Ruth Brooks, all of California; a sister-in-law, Pearl Vincent of Bolivar; an aunt, Ona Jenkins of Bolivar; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Johnny, in 1986 and a brother, Victor. Services were Thursday, Oct. 14, in Pitts Chapel with Bro. Neal Breshears officiating. Music was provided by the Goodson Missionary Baptist Church and a solo by David Barham. Burial followed in Payne Cemetery. Pallbearers were Deral Vincent, Randy Barham, David Barham, Mark Vincent, Alan Vincent and Monty Wheeler. A00008B1999OT20


Violet Gaddy Cook

Violet Gaddy Cook, 78, Fayetteville, Ark., died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at Fayetteville City Hospital. She was born July 31, 1921, at Bolivar, the daughter of Henry A. and Nina Haskell Newcomb. She was valedictorian of her senior class at Bolivar High School. She was a retired bookkeeper for Montgomery Ward in Carthage and Columbia. She was a member of University Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Ark., where she was a Sunday school teacher for most of her adult life. She also sponsored 4-H clubs. Survivors include one son, Bob L. Gaddy and his wife, Linda, and a daughter-in-law, Wydonna Gaddy Porath, all of Fayetteville, Ark.; six brothers, Vincent Newcomb of Carrolton, Homer Newcomb of Joplin, Dr. Arthur Newcomb of Russellville, Robert Baney of Linn, Texas, Charles Newcomb of San Jose, Calif., and Paul David Newcomb of Fort Worth, Texas; one sister, Juanita Langford of Mexico; two stepsons, Charles Cook of Lamar and Kenneth Cook of Springfield; a brother-in-law, Alva Eugene Brown of Sweet Springs; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lowell H. Gaddy and Willis Cook; a son, Jim D. Gaddy; a sister, Louise Brown; and two brothers, Therial Newcomb and Val Newcomb. Services were Saturday, Oct. 23, at University Baptist Church, Fayetteville, Ark., with Dr. H.D. McCarty officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Memorial Gardens under the direction of Moore's Chapel, Fayetteville, Ark. Memorial contributions may be made to University Baptist Church, Fayetteville, Ark., or North HIlls Hospital Building Fund in care of Washington Regional Medical Foundation, P.O. Box 356, Fayetteville AR 72702. A00008B1999OT27


Ralph W. Dill

Ralph W. Dill, 72, Bolivar, formerly of Lamont, Calif., died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, in Citizens Memorial Hospital following a lingering illness. He was born July 4, 1927, in Webster County to Jim and Anna Thurman Dill. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was retired from working in the oil fields. Survivors include his wife, Audine, of the home; three daughters, Jane Peoples of Lamont, Calif., Jean Sturdevant of Marshfield and Jolene Dill of Lamont, Calif.; three stepdaughters, Patricia Tedlock of the home, Connie Stevens of Conway and Rosemary Sugg of Kansas City; two sisters, Ina Lee Young of Lebanon and Ella Mae King of Morgan; five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, three brothers, two sisters, two sons and one daughter. Private family services will be at a later date in California. Local arrangements are under the direction of Pitts Chapel. A00008B1999NV03


Maxine R. Dowling

Maxine Rella Dowling, 62, Lodi, Calif., formerly of Bolivar, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, in Lodi Memorial Hospital. The daughter of Willie and Dorothy Anderson McConnell, she was born Aug. 26, 1937, at Dill, Okla. A homemaker, she had been a resident of Lodi, Calif., for the past 17 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Dowling; a son, Billy Joe Dowling; a brother, Billy Joe McConnell, a sister, Mary Ann Clifton; and her parents. Survivors include two daughters, Rella J. Dowling, Lodi, Calif., and Dorothy Louise Blankenship, Redding, Calif.; two sisters, Louise Condren and Annie Keith, both of Bolivar; a brother, the Rev. Billy Gene McConnell, Rio Rico, Ariz.; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Saturday, Oct. 23, in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Murray Funeral Home. A00008B1999OT27


Willard L. Gladden

Willard L. Gladden, 84, Santa Paula, Calif., died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, in Santa Paula, Calif. He was born Oct. 7, 1915, in Louisburg and had lived in Ventura County, Calif., for six years, moving from Hollywood, Calif. He worked in the dairy business for many years, working in dairies in Santa Paula, Camarillo and El Monte, Calif. He then worked for Crocker-Citizen National Bank and retired after 15 years of service. Survivors include a sister, Alice Harmon of Santa Paula, Calif.; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Jane Gladden of Porterville, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Rosa Gladden; a brother, Lloyd; and a sister, Mildred. Services were Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Pierce Brothers Stetler Mortuary, Santa Paula, Calif., with interment following in Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery. A00008B1999NV17


Alice P. Grant

Alice P. Hayden Grant, 91, Springfield, died at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, in St. John's Regional Health Center following a short illness. She was born March 14, 1908, at Red Top to William D. "Billie" and Cora Reynolds Hayden and was the last surviving child of this family. She had gone to school at Rock Prairie and was a member of Schofield Missionary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. On Feb. 6, 1932, she was united in marriage to Willard Franklin Grant, and to this union one son, Willard Eugene Grant, was born. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Barbara Grant of Springfield; a grandson and his wife, Jerry and Robin Grant; a granddaughter and her husband, Judy and Breht Burri; two great-grandsons, Jason and Payne Grant; a great-granddaughter, Griffin Ann Burri; and a sister-in-law, Lela Hayden. Services were Friday, Oct. 8, in Pitts Chapel with Bro. DeWayne Burdette officiating. Music was provided by True Hope and Schofield Missionary Baptist Church choirs. Burial followed in Reed Cemetery, Half Way. Arrangements were under the direction of Pitts Chapel. A00008B1999OT13


Zola Mae Hagerman

Zola Mae Hagerman, 84, Bolivar, died at 3:55 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, in Citizens Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was a housewife and a longtime resident of the Aldrich and Eudora communitites, moving to Bolivar in 1984. A major satisfaction in the lives of Zola and her husband was that both sons graduated from college. She was saved at an early age and had been a member of Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church and Eudora Baptist Church. At her death she was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Bolivar. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Ed and Sherry Hagerman of Bolivar and Dale and Joyce Hagerman of Warrensburg; two granddaughters and their husbands, Christy and Richard Mitchell of Bolivar and Kim and Scott Buell of St. Louis; a great-grandson, Clayton Mitchell of Bolivar; two sisters and their husbands, Martha and Harce Coble and Betty and Ralph Vest of Aldrich; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, John Leonard and Atilee Kukal of Bolivar; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Hagerman, in 1992 and her parents, Clyde and Muriel Dobbins. Services were Sunday, Oct. 24, in Pitts Chapel with Bro. Harlan Graham and Bro. Douglas Skinner officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Aldrich. Pallbearers were Mike Coble, John Vest, Gary Parkison, Tom Dobbins, Pat Foster and Paul McKnight. A00008B1999OT27


Renford Dale Hubble

Renford Dale Hubble, 73, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at his home west of Humansville. The son of William Everett and Lucinda Ham Hubble, he was born at Fredonia, Texas, Jan. 30, 1926. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On March 6, 1949, he married Sarah Cooke. Until his retirement, he owned and operated a water well service in Texas. In 1984 he moved form Hereford, Texas, to Humansville, where he lived on a farm and raised cattle. He was a member of Yahweh's Assembly in Messiah. Survivors include his wife, Sarah, of the home; two daughters, Renette Burgett and Alicia Barnard, both of Rocheport; a brother, Earl Hubble, Campwood, Texas; a sister, Mabel Hunt, San Angelo, Texas; four grandhcildren, Salome Barnard, Zach Barnard, Jared Barnard and Benjamin Burgett. Services were Saturday, Oct. 9, in Murray Chapel, Humansville, with Elder Pete Vacoa and Elder Randy Morton officiating. Interment was in Humansville Cemetery. A00008B1999OT13


Tobe W. Painter Jr.

Tobe William Painter Jr., 46, Morrisville, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, after a four-year courageous battle with cancer. Tobe was born Dec. 12, 1952, the son of Tobe W. Sr. and Leota Painter. As a young man, Tobe accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and was a member of Springhill Baptist Church. He was employed with Stainless Fabrication Inc., where he had many devoted friends. He was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Cynthia Ann; and nephews Chad Painter and Jimmy Branstetter. Surviving are his son, Bradley William Painter; a granddaughter, Dayna Painter; his mother and stepfather, Max and Leota Estes; four brothers and their wives, Mike and Ellen Painter, Rex and Leora Painter, James and Sue Painter, Billy and Laura Painter; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Beatrice and Lynn Blades and Jeanie Painter; 17 nieces and nephews; 13 great-nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends. Services were Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Pitts Chapel with the Rev. Tim Warren and Ed Long officiating. Burial was in Morrisville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Southwest Hospice, Springfield. (37c) A00008B1999OT13


Winona F. McCord

Winona Fern McCord, 79, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, in Balanced Care East, Springfield. The daughter of Charlie Clarence and Lillie Ann Spurgeon, she was born Jan. 6, 1920, in Centerville, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Peggy White. She is survived by her husband, Hal H. McCord of Springfield; one son, Craig Tatro of Pine Mountain, Calif.; her sister, Twila Phillips of Pleasant Hill; a brother, Bennie Spurgeon of Pittsburg; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several stepchildren and their families. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in the Butler Funeral Home Chapel with Marilyn McCord as the service leader. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Hospice Care, 2055 S. Fremont, Springfield MO 65807. A00008B1999OT13


David W. McQuitty and Velda E. McQuitty

David W. and Velda E. McQuitty, San Diego, Calif., died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, in Bolivar as the result of an automobile accident. David McQuitty was 83 years old, born June 12, 1916, in Blairstown to William and Lucy Hazzard McQuitty. He was a career military man, serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict as a chief research chemist. Velda McQuitty was 78 years old, born Dec. 20, 1920, in Goodland, Kan., to Earl and Florence Flynn Walker. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons and their families, Michael McQuitty of El Cajon, Calif., and John McQuitty of San Angelo, Texas. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, in El Camino Mortuary, San Diego, Calif., with burial to follow in El Camino Cemetery. Local arrangements are under the direction of Pitts Chapel. A00008B1999NV03


Cathryn C. Paulsen

Cathryn C. Paulsen, 97, Bolivar, died at 2:03 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, in Parkview Health Care Facility. She was born in April 1902 to Thomas and Margaret Morrissee Doyle. She was united in marriage to Earl Paulsen and had been a homemaker. Survivors include nieces Lois Bottum and Irene Bottum and nephews Thomas Bottum and Richard Bottum. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and three sisters, Marge Morrison, Della Engle and Helen Bottum. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Patrick Wissman as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Wenceslaus Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Pitts Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the funeral home with prayer service starting at 8 p.m. A00008B1999OT06


Eva C. Peterson

Eva Clara Peterson, 84, Bolivar, died at 12:35 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, in the Parkview Health Care Facility. She was born near Bolivar on Aug. 26, 1915, to Albert Laban and Nellie Gallivan Hutcheson. She was married to William Victor Peterson on May 19, 1942, in Portland, Ore. He preceded her in death Jan. 10, 1990. Besides her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Lois Hutcheson Hoppers, and two brothers-in-law, Richard C. Hoppers and Dr. James N. Burkeholder. During World War II, she did office work in Portland and Pendleton, Ore., and Fargo, N.D. She was head of the Civilian Training Sections and gave Civil Service exams in Hampton Roads Port Embarkation in Newport News, Va. She was a retired teacher of 32 years, 24 of which were spent teaching business education at Bolivar High School. She also taught four years in Eidson and Liberty rural schools in Polk County and taught business education for four years at Marshfield High School. After retiring from Bolivar High School, she supervised student teachers for Southwest Baptist University in area schools for several years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bolivar; a charter life member of Citizens Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, where she served on the board for several years; and a member of Kappa Kappa Iota, the Retired Teachers Association and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a graduate of Bolivar High School, SBU and Southwest Missouri State University, and she received her master's degree from Drury College. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Sheryl and Lenden Morehouse of Bolivar; two granddaughters and their husbands, Laurie and Jeff Ball of Bolivar and Renee and Sam Jones of Raytown; one great-grandson, Brandon Ball; one brother and his wife, Eugene and Billie Hutcheson of Bolivar; and a sister, Anne Burkeholder of Lubbock, Texas. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Butler Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray Leininger officiating. Musical soloist will be Brad Wommack with Rose Roseton as accompanist. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Gene Rice, Jeff Ball, Sam Jones, Jim Hutcheson, Richard Hoppers and Jim Burkeholder. Friends may call at their convenience at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bolivar High School for a scholarship fro graduating students in honor of Eva and Victor Peterson. A00008B1999OT06


Max S. Phillips

Max S. Phillips, 79, Bolivar, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, in Citizens Memorial Health Care Facility following a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 11, 1919, in Bolivar to Thomas Henry and Zella Grace Sherman Phillips. He graduated from Bolivar High School in 1937. He joined the Air Force in August 1940 and served in England during World War II. It was during his stay in England that he sought the Lord and was saved. During his last few years, when asked his religious affiliation, he would say "Missionary Baptist." He was united in marriage to Lillie Irene Ables on Aug. 10, 1943, and to this union two daughters were born, Sharon Sue and Dorothy Ann. Sharon was born while he was in England, and he didn't see her until she was 15 months old. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Thomas Edwin Phillips; and a son-in-law, Jim Garretson. He is survived by his wife, Lillie--his favorite flower; two daughters and a son-in-law, Dorothy and Claude Farmer and Sharon Garretson, all of Bolivar; six grandchildren, Jim Garretson and his wife, Tammy, Stephanie Lawson and her husband, Erik, Suzanne Taylor and her husband, Brad, Stacy Roberts and her husband, Shane, John Garretson and Joe Garretson; and seven great-grandchildren, Rob Garretson and his wife, Stephanie, Tanya Garretson, Ashley and Nicole Lawson, Jacob and Bryson Taylor and Mariah Roberts. Also surviving are two sisters, Freda Payne of Springfield and Lois McAdo of Columbus, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Mary Phillips Masburn of Grandview; special caregiver Reitha Shover; and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and relatives. Max loved to tell stories of his years in the military and looked forward to attending the reunion until his health kept him from going. He also had a great love for Studebaker vehicles and for several years owned five. During his last few weeks he continually mentioned how proud he was of his family, especially his great-grandchildren. He would tell nurses about his great-grandson who was a Missionary Baptist preacher in Florida and how he enjoyed all the other great-grandchildren. He leaves a void which only God can fill, but at least he is now peaceful and pain-free with his Savior. Services were Friday, Oct. 8, in Pitts Chapel with Bro. Rob Garretson and the Rev. Harold Hendrickson officiating. Music was provided by Paul and Helen Roberts and Alan Roberts. Pallbearers were Roy Maberry, Jack Glendenning, Larry Ferguson, Joe Lemmon, Bill Mincks and John Hancock. Honorary pallbearers were Prentice Hancock, P.R. Hancock, Bo Russell and Lyle Garretson. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery. (37c) A00008B1999OT13


Alva A. Redd

Alva Asberry Redd, 83, Half Way, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at his home. The son of Carl Beecher and Bess Ankrom Redd, he was born Jan. 2, 1916, in Van. He was saved in the New Bethel Church at the age of 14 and later joined the Walnut Ridge Missionary Baptist Church shortly after his wife, Wanda. On Nov. 27, 1935, he was united in marriage to Wanda Schleifer, and to this union one child was born. Alva was a farmer and a plasterer and loved to fox hunt. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Redd of Half Way; his son, Al Kent Redd, and his wife, Peggy, of Half Way; his grandson, Darren Redd, and his wife, Shelly; his granddaughter, Carol Bullard, and her husband, Chad; three great-grandsons, Dakota Smith, Stephen Redd and Jonas Redd; one sister-in-law, Marie Redd; and a host of nieces and nephews. Services were Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Butler Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Hendrickson and Elder Chester Viles officiating. Music was provided by the Van and Schofield church choirs. Pianist was Beverly Boren, Casketbearers were Ray Dean Hinkle, Phil Schleifer, Mike Schleifer, Dale Scorggins, Jim Keeling and Sid Stewart. Honorary casketbearers were H.E. "Buck" Seiner, Keith "Bub" Fisher, Clark Woodmansee, Phil Goldsberry, Virgil Thompson, George Watson, Clyde Watson, Elvin Kibby, Ed Sibley, Jim Scott and Ken Legan. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery south of Half Way. Memorial contributions may be made to Citizens Memorial Hospital Hospice. A00008B1999OT06


F. Crystina Reynolds

F. Crystina Reynolds, 89, Springfield, Ill., formerly of Pittsburg, Mo. and Pleasant Plains, Ill., died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Heritage Manor, Springfield, Ill. She was born Feb. 4, 1910, at Ashland, Ill., the daughter of Samuel P. and Mary Ann Word McCawley. She married Dale Reynolds on April 9, 1941, at St. Louis, and he preceded her in death on June 5, 1985. She was a member of the Chatham United Methodist Church and the National Cosmetology Association. Surviving are one daughter, Judy K. Victor of Springfield, Ill.; one son, Robert D. Reynolds of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Frances Weaver, in 1974 and one brother-in-law, Norman Reynolds. A memorial service was held at Fairview United Methodist Church on Monday, Oct. 18. She was buried at Sentinal Cemetery beside her husband, Dale. A00008B1999OT27


Arlie C. Reynolds

Arlie Claude Reynolds, 86, Santa Paula, Calif., died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He was born Sept. 18, 1913, in Sentinel and moved to California 55 years ago. He worked for 25 years for Arco Oil and Gas as a gang pusher. He was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Santa Paula, Calif., where he served as a deacon. Survivors include his wife, Iantha Reynolds, of Santa Paula, Calif.; a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Lloyd Searl of Ventura, Calif.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lary and Karen Reynolds and Harlen and Sylvia Reynolds, all of Santa Paula, Calif.; seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Iva Litchey of Cleveland, Ohio; and a brother, Marvin Reynolds of Urbana. Services were Monday, Oct. 18, at Skillin Carroll Mortuary, Santa Paula, Calif., with the Rev. Barry Barnes officiating. Burial followed in Santa Paula Cemetery. A00008B1999OT20


Lucille M. Ricker

Lucille M. Ricker, 74, formerly of Dadeville, died Oct. 10, 1999, at Woodbine Healthcare Centre in Gladstone after a lengthy bout with diabetes. She was born Jan. 10, 1925, at Roscoe to Fred and Ina Langdon. She was married July 13, 1940, to Arthur G. Ricker, who survives at Gladstone. Also surviving are two sons, Jerald and Russell, and two daughters, Barbara and Nancy; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and her brother, Everett Langdon of Alton, Ill. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at D.W. Newcomers and Sons Funeral Home (White Chapel), Gladstone, with burial following at the Newcomers Cemetery. Visitation will be at 12 noon before the services. A00008B1999OT13


Emma Jane Routh

Emma Jane Routh, 68, Bolivar, formerly of Dunnegan, died at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, following a lingering illness. She was born Sept. 5, 1931, to Green Lafayette and Eldora Powell. On Aug. 21, 1954, she was united in marriage to Luther Guy Routh. They were the parents of two daughters. She was a homemaker and a member of Fairview Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughters, Orpha Pickel and her husband, Dale, of Wagoner, Okla., and Wilma Kirklin and her husband, Arnold, of Bolivar; four grandsons, James and Jeff Pickel of Wagoner, Okla., and Mike and Mark Blehm of Morrisville; two brothers, Albert Lee Powell and Billy Powell; a half-brother, Pearl Rucker and his wife, Mary; a half-sister, Hazel Yoachum and her husband, Charles; six stepchildren and their spouses, Ray and Josephine Routh, Billy and Mavie Routh, Lois and Obie Floyd, all of the state of Kansas, Junior and Waunita Routh of Dunnegan, Ruby Fox of Lathrop and Jewell and Winton Hargis of Greenfield; several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins and her best friend, Florence McGee of Bolivar. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Guy Routh, and three brothers, Johnny Alfred and Roy Powell. Services were Monday, Oct. 25, in Murray Chapel, Humansville, with the Rev. James Friend officiating. Pallbearers were Dale Pickel, Jeff Pickel, Pearl Rucker, Jim Price, Arnold Kirklin and James Armburts. Interment was in Alder Cemetery. A00008B1999OT27


Robert M. Stewart

Robert Merl Stewart, 87, Urich, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. The son of Frank W. and Elizabeth Hewitt Stewart, he was born at Wapello, Iowa, Feb. 4, 1912. He graduated from Seymour High School and was a member of Morning Sun Presbyterian Church at Morning Sun, Iowa. He was married to Beulah Bishop on Oct. 24, 1941, at Bolivar. She preceded him in death April 24, 1981. The date of his death marked the 58th anniversary of their marriage. A longtime resident of the Humansville and Collins area, he had lived at Urich the past 10 years. He was a retired farmer and worked several years as a Green Thumb worker. Surviving are four children, Merlan Ketchum of Independence, Ronald Stewart of Strafford, Leta DeHart of Urich and Rita Bucklew of Waynesville; a brother, Lester Stewart, Springfield; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in Murray Chapel, Humansville, with the Rev. Ron Tennison and the Rev. Clay McGranahan officiating. Pallbearers will be Derrick DeHart, Clint Morgan, Jeffrey Paul, Steven Tracy, Jeff Scott and Clay McGranahan. Interment will be in Humansville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the funeral home. A00008B1999OT27


Lessie T. Stites

Lessie Thelma Stites, 94, Joplin, formerly of Springfield and the Polk and Greene county areas, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, in St. John's Hospital, Joplin, after a short illness. She was born in Greene County on July 22, 1905, to Jessie and Jennie Miner Marshall. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke United Methodist Chruch in Springfield. Survivors include her daughter, the Rev. Kerry Skidmore, pastor of Byers Avenue United Methodist Church, Joplin, and her husband, John; three grandsons, John V. Skidmore of Los Angeles, Calif., Marshall Allen Skidmore of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Michael Andrew Skidmore and his wife, Julie, of Lebanon; a great-granddaughter, Emily Christine Skidmore; a sister, Dorothy O'Neal of Springfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald, in 1965 and by her two brothers, Hugh and Frank Marshall, and her five sisters, Lois Platte, Helen Marshall, Jessie Marshall, Madge Phelps and Hallie Marshall. Services were Monday, Oct. 25, in St. Luke United Methodist Church, Springfield, with the Rev. Fred Royer officiating. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery under the direction of Klingner Mortuary, Springfield. Pallbearers were Joe Costello, Bill Manary, Marvin Marshall, Joe Neal, Danny O'Neal and Roy Tate. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1505 West Atlantic, Springfield MO 65803. A00008B1999OT27


Mearl Irene Todaro

Mearl Irene Todaro, 87, Nixa, died at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at the Life Enhancement Village in Nixa. The daughter of William and Martha Ella Whittlock Newman, she was born Feb. 1, 1912, in Christian County near Nixa. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Springfield. Surviving are three nieces, Beverly Thieme and Barbara Riebold, both of Springfield, and Jackie Hanson of Napa Valley, Calif.; two nephews, Richard Kessinger of Springfield and Ralph Kessinger of Napa Valley, Calif.; and a sister-in-law, Vivian Kessinger Akins of Springfield. Graveside services were Monday, Oct. 25, in the Hopedale Cemetery north of Ozark with the Rev. Donald Foley officiating. Burial was under the direction of Butler Funeral Home. A00008B1999OT27


Lige Edward Williams

Lige Edward Williams, 67, Bolivar, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at Balanced Care Center West in Springfield following a long illness. He was born Feb. 2, 1932, in Fordland to Lige O. and Lillian Stevens Williams. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He was a retired sales representative for a linen supply company and a member of High Praise Assembly of God Church. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, of the home; two stepsons and daughters-in-law, Hollis R. and Denise Hall and Danny and Trish Hall, and one stepdaughter, Beverly Matthews, all of Bolivar; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Aline Williams, England; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary Lou and Tom Shoffner, Eula Mae and Huston Williamson and Joni Murray, all of Springfield; an aunt, Viola Davis; 15 grandchildren and four great-granddaughters as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter-in-law, Joan Hall; and a son-in-law, Wayne Matthews. Services were Monday, Oct. 11, in Pitts Chapel with Bro. Lyle Shaulis and Bro. Doyle Walls officiating. Music was provided by Randy and Connie Matheny and Lyle Shaulis, accompanied by Evelyn Shaulis. Burial followed in St. Wenceslaus Cemetery. Pallbearers were Johnny Hall, Andy Hall, David Sconce, Trey Salinas, Larry Drake and Brandon Harris. Honorary pallbearers were Huston Williamson, Tom Shoffner, Bobby Williams, Stacey Sikes, Jason Sikes, Robert Matthews, Elbert Sconce and Ray Batson. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimers Association. A00008B1999OT13


Eva A. Wollard

Eva Angeline Wollard, 88, Humansville, formerly of Dunnegan, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 1999, in Citizens Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. The daughter of William Perry and Amanda Benedict Yazel, she was born May 30, 1911, near Muscotah, Kan. She had been a resident of Missouri since 1925 and had lived in the Dunnegan and Humansville area since 1933. She attended Central Missouri State College at Warrensburg. She was saved as a young girl and was united with the Rondo Baptist Church. She had been a member of Bismont Baptist Church since 1956. She was a former school teacher, Sunday school teacher and 4-H leader. On March 22, 1936, she was united in marriage to Clarence Wollard, who preceded her in death in 1986. To this union were born three children. She is survived by her two sons and their wives, Bob and Kay Wollard of Walnut Grove and Wayne and Russella Wollard of Monroe, Wash.; her daughter and her husband, Dorothy and Bill Morton of Springfield; a sister, Eda Pitney of Columbia; seven grandchildren, Jan Cox, Keith Wollard, Stephanie Rawie, Paula Judson, Angie Nelson, Brad Morton and Kim Morton; and nine great-grandhcildren, Devin Morton, Trevor Judson, Dylan Judson, Amanda Nelson, Jessica Nelson, Shannon Campbell, Jamie Campbell, Kylie Rawie and Alexia Wollard. Services were Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, in the Butler Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Campbell officiating. Music was provided by Anna Lee Lower and Ron and Barbara George. Burial was in the Dunnegan Cemetery. Casketbearers were Brad Morton, Keith Wollard, Shannon Campbell, Jamie Campbell, Jim Cox and Jeff Rawie. A00008B1999OT27


Bryan L. Wood

Bryan L. Wood, 26, Costa Mesa, Calif., formerly of Pleasant Hope, died Oct. 10, 1999, in his home. He is survived by his father and mother, Bill and Hazel Wood, Pleasant Hope; a brother, Brad Wood, Blue Springs; his maternal grandmother, Dora North, Pleasant Hope; his paternal grandmother, Stella Wood, Macks Creek; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Services were Monday, Oct. 18, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, with burial in Macks Creek Cemetery, Macks Creek. A00008B1999OT20

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