FEBRUARY, 2000 OBITUARIES
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Cecil H. Adams
Nick and Mabel Bastion
Bodena Bonnie Brown
Inez R. Bullard
Hattie P. Cantrell
David Carter
Lura Irene Day
Blanche Deeds
Ramond K. Engstrom
Grace C. Fullen
Jessy Lee Gannaway
Barbara Jo Glendenning
Wanda Lee Glines
George David Hale
Christina D. Hammerbacher
Katherine R. Hofstetter
Homer Houston Jackson
Luther Farrel Johnson
Bernice Killingsworth
H. Jay Lovelady
Dorothy E. McGinnes
Ruby McHan
Guy Carl Nickels
James D. Nunn
Virginia Owens
Cecil V. Patton
Emma Lee Reed
James Marvin Reynolds
Abner Ralph Rulifson
James Leo Saye
Roxie Faye Shelten
Earl O. Smith
Elnor Mae Bays Swearengin
Ray I. Tirey
Betty Faye Vote
Clark E. Wright


Cecil H. Adams

Cecil Henry Adams, 74, Springfield, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness. He was born in Windyville Aug. 29, 1925, and attended Buffalo schools. He was saved as a young man at Southern Mount Pleasant Church in Buffalo. He was united in marriage with Chloe Turner on July 19, 1946, in Buffalo. To this union were born six children. He was a retired carpenter with Local 978 in Springfield. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Anna Adams, and numerous brothers and sisters, as well as a grandson, Christopher Doke. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Chloe, and a son, Mike, both of the home; a son, Eugene Adams and his wife, Lynda, of Elkland; four daughters, Linda McCullough and her husband, Junior, and Belinda Boyer and her husband, David, all of Springfield, Brenda Fausett and her husband, Darrell, of Billings and Glenda Doke and her husband, Danny, of Bolivar; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence Jackson, state of Arizona; a brother, Bill Adams of Marshall; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Services were Wednesday, Feb. 23, in Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Elder Hersheline Pinkley and Elder Dennis Skinner officiating. Connie Henson, soloist, sang "Amazing Grace," "One Day at a Time" and "Daddy's Hands," accompanied by Lucinda Crouch, pianist. Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery. Escorts were Lynn Howe, Steve Rogers, Randy Hale, Billie Wayne Turner, Larry Adams and Russell Nelson. Honorary escorts were Jimmy Baxter, Carl Turner, Bob Kessler and Danny Hyde. A00008B2000MR01


Nick and Mabel Bastion

Nicholas T. Bastion, 86, Flemington, formerly of Pittsburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in Christian Health Care of Hermitage. His wife, Mabel Bastion, 84, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, in Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Nick Bastion was born Oct. 16, 1913, in Pittsburg, the third child of Charles E. and Rosa Luttrel Bastion. He was a retired farmer. Mabel Bastion was born July 27, 1915, in Warsaw to Charles E. and Dona Agnes Cecil Quick. She was a homemaker. Nick and Mabel were united in marriage June 27, 1932, and to this union nine children were born. They were both members of Antioch Christian Church. Survivors include their three sons and daughters-in-law, Chester and Beverly Bastion of Humansville, Clifford and Carol Bastion of Wenatchee, Wash., and Nicholas T. Jr. and Mary Bastion of Sacramento, Calif.; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Erma and Harvey Beach of Warsaw, Pansy and Lonnie Smith of Flemington, Trilla and Carl Jackson of Cross Timbers and Rosa Perry of Bolivar; 32 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. In addition, Nick is survived by a brother, Scott Bastion of Vienna, and a sister, Hesper Fellers of Pittsburg. Mabel is also survived by a brother, Homer Quick, and two sisters, Opal Welch and Ruby Lightle. They were both preceded in death by their parents; their eldest son, Emmett Bastion in 1979; a six-day-old infant daughter, Joyce Bastion; a son-in-law, Morris Perry; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Bastion; a great-grandson, James Brown; Nick's sister, Mary Durnell; Nick's two half-brothers and five half-sisters; Mabel's three brothers, Henry, Lindsey and Lester Quick; and her three sisters, Julie Floyd, Pearl Root and Mary Cline. A double service was held Saturday, Feb. 19, at Antioch Christian Church with the Rev. Ernest Foltz officiating. Nancy Smith and Sandra Peck proveded music. Burial follwed in the church cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Pitts Chapel. A00008B2000FB23


Bodena Bonnie Brown

Bondena "Bonnie" Brown, 73, Carmichael, Calif., formerly of the Pittsburg/Polk county area, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, in California following a lengthy illness. She was born March 6, 1926, in Polk County to William Haden and Ada Lee Lightfoot Kinslow. She was the widow of the Rev. Noel Brown who passed away in January 1993. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William L. and Patricia Brown of Carmichael, Calif.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Bill Brooks of Nampa, Idaho, and Vicki and Mark Huber of Newport, Ore.; a sister, Geneva Lightfoot of Pittsburg; a sister-in-law, Rose Brown of Bolivar; as well as seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many wonderful in-laws and friends from the Bolivar and Polk County areas. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, in Pitts Chapel. Burial will follow in Payne Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. A00008B2000FB16


Inez R. Bullard

Inez Rodgers Bullard, 90, Halltown, died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, in Joplin Health and Rehabilitation Center, Joplin, following a short illness. She was born in Lawrence County and was a lifelong resident of the Halltown area. She was a graduate of Halltown High School. She owned and operated Inez's Beauth Shop in Halltown for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Halltown Baptist Church, the Order of the Eastern Start, Roberta Chapter No. 89 of Mount Vernon, White Shrine No. 1 Pileades of Springfield, Rachel Donelson Chapter of Daughters of the America Revolution in Springfield, and was active in the Republican party, serving as a judge on many elections. She was married to Harold W. Bullard on May 19, 1927, and to this union two children were born. They shared 47 years together before her husband preceded her in death Dec. 11, 1974. Also preceding her in death were a son, Jimmy Lee Bullard; a grandson, Steven Bullard; two brothers, John Jr. and Winifred "Bud" Rodgers; and a son-in-law, Dr. Phillip Kistler. She is survived by her daugher, Harletta Kistler of West Chester, Pa.; three grandsons, Dr. Phillip Kistler Jr. of Joplin, James B. Kistler of Downingtown, Pa., and Scott Bullard of Halltown; six great-grandchildren, Ashley, Katy and Kevin Kistler and Jeffrey, Jason and Ryan Bullard; a great-great-granddaughter, Madeline Bullard; two sisters, Bonnie Owens of Branson and Chloe Mason of Burbank, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. Services were Saturday, Feb. 19, in Wilson-Brim-Daniel Funeral Home, Ash Grove, with the Rev. Rick Conway officiating. Interment followed in Rock Prairie Cemetery, Halltown. A00008B2000FB23


Hattie P. Cantrell

Hattie Pauline Cantrell, 88, Fair Play, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Citizens Memorial Health Care Facility. She was born Sept. 17, 1911, in Harrison, Ark., to Joseph Frank and Odie Reeves Keef. She was married to John C. Cantrell on June 25, 1927, and to this union three children were born. They shared 61 years together before he preceded her in death on April 5, 1988. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one sister, one brother and one grandson. She is survived by two daughters and one son, VonCeial Carpenter and her husband, Wilfred, Shirley Neill and her husband, Sonny, and J.C. Cantrell and his wife, Virginia; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; four sisters and two brothers. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2, in Pitts Chapel with burial following in Barren Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Cantrell, Danny Cantrell, Jeffrey Rumfelt, Steve Neill, Scotty Neill, Terry Rountree and Gary Carpenter. Memorial contributions may be made to the Citizens Memorial Hospice. A00008B2000MR01


David Carter

David Carter, 75, Bolivar, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born Aug. 9, 1924, in Heitman, Iowa, the son of William and Rose Smead Carter. In 1945 he married Nellie Jenkins. She preceded him in death in December 1969. He married Reva Bartlett April 29, 1972. He was a retired iron worker, working for 20 years at Moline Iron Works. A resident of Unionville for 20 years, he moved to Bolivar in 1992. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Jim, Sherm, John and Willie; and three sisters, Opal, Edna and Elizabeth. Survivors include his wife, Reva of the home; four step-children, Doyle Bartlett of Humansville, Dwight Bartlett of Brighton, Alice Merle Carman of Wheatland and Kelly Bartlett of Pleasant Hope; a sister, Aileen Potts of Lovilla, Iowa; and 14 step-grandchildren and 13 step-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) in Murray Chapel. Pallbearers are Justin Bartlett, Joe Bartlett, John Bartlett, Doyle Bartlett, Dwight Bartlett and Kelly Bartlett. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery. A00008B2000FB16


Lura Irene Day

Lura Irene Day, 85, Marshfield, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at her home. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a daughter, Gwen Huffman, and her husband, John, of Conway; four grandsons, Rick Huffman and his wife, Terry, of Conway, Mike Huffman of Lebanon, Keith Huffman and his wife, Tammy, and Reed Huffman, all of Conway; four great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters; four step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Eugene Jameson, and two sisters-in-law, Jean Jameson and Eunice Jameson, all of Marshfield. Services were Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Evangelical Methodist Church, Marshfield, with Wesley Mackey and Earl Speer officiating. Burial was in St. Luke Cemetery under the direction of Day Funeral Home, Marshfield. A00008B2000FB09


Blanche Deeds

Effie Blanche Deeds, 94, Milan, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at her home. The daughter of John and Effie Price, she was born Oct. 29, 1905, near Boynton. On Oct. 12, 1927, in Milan she married Bernie Deeds, and he preceded her in death on March 7, 1982. Also preceding her in death were her parents and two sisters, Ima White and Ollie Tipton. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Sullivan County. She was a member of the Mount Zion Church east of Boynton. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Donna June and Darrel Crites of Bolivar; two grandchildren and their spouses, Vickie and Sid Manes of Bolivar and Rick and Kim Fanning of Aurora, Colo.; four stepgrandchildren, Darrel Dean Cirtes, Keavin Crites, Shannon Crites and Cheryl Sneed, all of Bolivar; four great-grandchildren, Christopher Fanning, Brandon Fanning, Shawana Kottwitz and Staci Manes; 10 step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson, Devin Kottwitz; two step-great-great-grandchildren; two nieces, Doris Dean Sanders and Alleen Williams; and three nephews, J.T. White, J.H. Deeds and Robert Deeds. Services were Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Schoene-Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan with the Rev. Dan Wilford of Laredo officiating. Music was provided by Patti Reitz, soloist, and Gloria Smith, organist. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery northeast of Milan. Casketbearers were Dean Page, Stan Page, Junior Sayre, Jeff Sayre, Jusing Sayre, Trae Sayre, Pat Daily and Tony McNear. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Zion Cemetery Fund. A00008B2000FB23


Ramond K. Engstrom

Raymond Kenneth Engstrom, 81, Springfield, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at the Christian Health Care West Park in Springfield after a lingering illness. He was born Feb. 13, 1919, in Minneapolis, Minn., the son of Erik Kenneth and Ruth Engstrom, and was raised in Waukegan, Ill. He contracted polio as a young child but did not let the debilitating results stop him in his endeavors in life. He attended Zion Methodist Church as a young man, where he was active. It was through Lake Geneva Methodist Church camp that he met Eleanor Lokke in the summer of 1940. He married her four years later on April 21, 1944, at Norwood Park Methodist Church where the Rev. Harold Kelley presided over the ceremony. Eleanor and Ray were married almost 56 years. He worked for Jewel Food Company for 31 years before taking a medical retirement. He did not stay retired for long and soon took on another job with Universal Oil Products in their mailroom for seven years. He officially retired in October 1983. Ray and Eleanor raised four children, Carol, Doug, Jean and Janice. All four children married and soon the family grew to include11 grandchildren, Eric, Stephanie, Amy, Heather, Kyle, Kirsten, Zachary, Zane, Callie, Levi and Luke, and now two great-grandchildren, J.Z. and Cameron. In March 1995, due to failing health, Eleanor and Ray moved to Missouri to be closer to Janice. They resided at Christian Health Care West Park in Springfield until his death this past Saturday. Surviving are his wife, Eleanor, of Springfield; one son, Douglas Engstrom of Dallas, Texas; three daughters, Janice Bonnivier of Weaubleau, Carol Bellin of San Diego, Calif., and Jean Solbert of Evanston, Ill.; and his 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m today (Wednesday) in the Butler Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Hendrickson officiating. A grandson, Levi Bonnivier, will be reading some personal reflections. Musical selections "Amazing Grace" and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" will be sung by his granddaughters, Stephanie Engstrom, Amy Engstrom and Callie Bonnivier. Burial will follow in Mt. Gilead Cemetery south of Bolivar. Casketbearers will be Brad Bonnivier, Douglas Engstrom, Levi Bonnivier, John Solberg and Luke Bonnivier. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzhimers' Association. A00008B2000MR01


Grace C. Fullen

Grace C. Fullen, 87, Half Way, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, following a short illness. She was born July 26, 1912, in Mulberry, Ark., to Ben and Rachel Ebans Mincher. On June 23, 1935, she was united in marriage to Frank Lewis, and to this union four children were born. She retired from St. Edwards Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark., after 20 years of service. Survivors include a son, Harvey Lewis of Keota, Okla., and two daughters, Jeanne Redd and Bernadean Redd, both of Half Way; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank Lewis; her second husband, Cleo Fullen; an infant daughter, Francis Lea; a great-granddaughter, Chilua; and a son-in-law, Dean. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Reed Cemetery, Half Way, with Milton Dailey officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons Darren Redd, Kevin Redd, Mike Redd, Alan Redd, Justin Redd and Brandon Redd. Honorary pallbearers will be Cort Redd, Ben Lewis, Andrew Redd, Randy Voris, Brock Lewis, Milton Dailey and Mike Grisham. A00008B2000FB23


Jessy Lee Gannaway

Jessy Lee Gannaway, 16, Weaubleau, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, as the result of a car-pedestrian accident on Mo. 13 at Brighton. The son of Rebecca Phillips and Ronald Gannaway Sr., he was born Oct. 12, 1983, at Clinton. He was an eighth-grade student at Weaubleau School and a member of the Humansville Full Gospel Church. Survivors include his mother, Rebecca Phillips of Weaubleau; his father and stepmother, Ronald and Lisa Gannaway of Schell City; his grandparents, Gracie Phillips of Weaubleau, Doc and Jean Gannaway of Humansville and James and Mildred Louise Koch of Climax Springs; two brothers, Ronald Gannaway Jr. of Flemington and Toby Gannaway of Weaubleau; a half-brother, Cody Daniel of Chicago, Ill.; a stepbrother, Brandon Standridge of Schell City; a stepsister, Lindsay Standridge of Schell City; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) in Flemington Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Harris officiating. Pallbearers will be Tony Gannaway, Dean Gannaway, Eldon Gannaway, Bill Gannaway, Doc Gannaway and Tim Gannaway. Arrangements are under the direction of Murray Funeral Home, Humansville. A00008B2000FB23


Barbara Jo Glendenning

Barbara Jo "Bood" Richards Glendenning, 64, Bolivar, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, in her home. She was born Nov. 10, 1935, in Bolivar, the daughter of Harry and Marie Richards. She had attended Bolivar High School and had worked for several years in banking and abstracting. She was a lifelong member of Beta Sigma Phi, a member of the First Christian Church in Bolivar and a former member of the Oswego United Methodist Church, where she had been the education director. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Bill Richards; a sister, Sue Thrasher; and a niece, Heather Richards. She is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Michelle and Jon Beam of Dayton, Ohio, Elizabeth and John Tatarko of Manhattan, Kan., and Rebecca and Jay Crowder of Overland Park, Kan.; a sister, Beverly Richards Peters of Laurie; two brothers, James Richards of Wichita, Kan., and Randy Richards of Las Vegas, N.V.; and seven grandchildren. Services were Saturday, Feb. 26, in Butler Chapel with the Rev. G. Scott Carlton officiating. Casketbearers were John Tatarko, Jon Beam, Jay Crowder, Scott Gelndenning, Tim Glendenning and Scott Richards. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Polk County Library, 120 East Jackson St., Bolivar MO 65613. A00008B2000MR01


Wanda Lee Glines

Wanda Lee Glines, 68, Lee's Summit, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at her home. She was born Sept. 6, 1931, at Macon. She had lived most of her life in the Independence area and had worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad. She was a member of New Haven Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Dolores Cook, and her son, Kenneth Wayne Glines. Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Larry Gene Glines of the home; two daughters, Pamela Jean Chilcutt and her husband, Ben, of Lee's Summit and Jackie Lee Holland of Independence; a sister, Janice Lawton of Sugar Creek; and five grandchildren, Scott, Michael, Christopher and Heremy Chilcutt and Ashley Holland. Servies will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at Park Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A00008B2000FB16


George David Hale

George David Hale, 35, Maui, Hawaii, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Maui Memorial Medical Center in Maui, Hawaii. He was born Aug. 23, 1964, in Polk County, the first of four children born to George Clark and Martha Hale. He became a Christian at the age of 12 and was a member of Southern Hills Baptist Church. He graduated from Bolivar High School in 1982, where he was active in music, debate and FBLA. He graduated from Southwest Missouri State University with a bachelor of science degree in education in May 1998 and a master of arts degree in speech pathology in August 1990. He taught deaf and hearing-impaired students for the state of Hawaii, traveling three islands, Maui, Lanai and Molokai. He was pursuing a second master of arts degree in deaf counseling at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., and would have completed that degree in June 2001. He is survived by his mother and father, Martha and Clark Hale of Polk; two brothers, Dr. James Hale of Washington and Mike Hale and his wife, Julia, of Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii; a sister, Susie Heavin and her husband, Ty, of Willard; and three nephews and a niece, Allen Hale, Cody Heavin, Keanu Salazar and Hassen Salazar. George is also survived by his Hawaiian family, Terry Craig, Alison Graham and Chris Davis. Services were Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Ballard Funeral Home in Maui, Hawaii. Local services were Saturday, Feb. 5, in Butler Chapel with the Rev. Bob Webb officiating. Music was provided by Ted Harris and Melinda Smashey. Burial was in Mt. View Cemetery in Polk. Casketbearers were Kevin Keltner, Jim Keltner, David Smashey, Chris Davis, Tony Miles and David Wright. Memorial contributions may be made to the George Hale Memorial Fund at Polk County Bank. The fund has been established to enable Hawaiian deaf and hearing-impaired children to travel to the mainland for treatment needs. A00008B2000FB09


Christina D. Hammerbacher

Christina Dianne Hammerbacher, 20, Buffalo, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, as the result of an automobile accident. She was born Jan. 30, 1980, in Columbus, Ohio, and moved to Buffalo in 1992, where she was a 1998 graduate of Buffalo High School. She was in her second year of college at State Fair Community College in Sedalia. She is survived by her parents, Scott and Roberta Hammerbacher of Buffalo; one sister, Kari, of the home; one brother, Billy, of Columbus, Ohio; her grandparents, Milfred and Willa Hammerbacher of Buffalo and Marilyn O'Neal of Columbus, Ohio; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Services were Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the Lindley Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Dennis Skinner and Brent Sharp officiating. Musical soloist was Scott Hammerbacher, who sang "I'll Fly Away" and "Butterfly Kisses" accompanied by Katherine Greer. Casketbearers were Dusty Armstrong, Jason Beltz, Matt Kramer, Jeremy McMillan, Curt Skinner and Eddie Varner. Interment was in Lindley Creek Cemetery under the direction of Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo. A00008B2000FB23


Katherine R. Hofstetter

Katherine Rosalee Oldfield Hofstetter, 71, Preston, died at 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, in her home following an illness. She was born Sept. 28, 1928, in Wiseman, Ark., the daughter of Delbert Gordon Oldfield and Etta Charlotte "Lottie" Wilkerson Oldfield. She was saved at the age of 12 and had been a member of Sentinel Missionary Baptist Church for the last 54 years of her life. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Eugene L. Hofstetter of the home; two sons, Larry G. Hofstetter and his wife, Patsy, of Bolivar and Randy L. Hofstetter of Preston; a daughter, Janis Sue Roller and her husband, Richard, of Springfield; three sisters, Virginia Lee Covey of Edwardsville, Kan., Wanda Grace Crawford of Preston and Laura Louise Frock and her husband, Harry, of Kansas City, Kan.; three brothers, Delbert Aubrey Oldfield and his wife, Jane, of Hemet, Calif., Robert Francis Oldfield and his wife, Marilyn, of Hardy, Ark., and Donald Gene Oldfield and his wife, Vicki, of Lakeview, Ark.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother and a sister, Dorothy Marie Harber of Belton. Services were Tuesday, Feb. 22, in Pitts Chapel with Bro. Jackie Brakebill and Bro. Jerry Crain officiating. Music was provided by the Sentinel Missionary Baptist Church choir. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Pitts Chapel. A00008B2000FB23


Homer Houston Jackson

Homer Houston Jackson, 90, Marshfield, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Webco Manor. Survivors include one son, Jerry Jackson and his wife, Carol, of Springfield; two brothers and their wives, Woodrow and Ilene Jackson, state of Kansas, and David and Norma Jean Jackson of Springfield; three sisters, Helen Jackson of Marshfield, Lena Tiede of Springfield, and Thelma Miekley and her husband, Raymond, of Springfield; three grandchildren, Raleigh Jackson, Rebecca Derrick and her husband, Shannon, and Royce Jackson, all of Springfield; and five great-grandchildren, Reid Jackson, Layne Jackson, Britton Derrick, Brock Derrick and Emily Derrick, all of Springfield. Services were Saturday, Feb. 12, in Day Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy Cantrell officiating. Burial followed in Marshfield Cemetery. A00008B2000FB16


Luther Farrel Johnson

Luther Farrel Johnson, Bolivar, died at 9:08 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, in Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility at the age of 81 years and six months. He was born Aug. 9, 1918, in Bolivar, the son of Luther James and Anna Lee Graham Johnson. He attended Leith grade school and graduated from Bolivar High School in 1937. He then attended and graduated from the American Institute of Aeronautics in Kansas City in 1941 and went to Baltimore, Md., to work for the Glen L. Martin Co. On June 8, 1942, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Weaver, the daughter of Prof. and Mrs. J.S. Weaver of Bolivar. Prof. Weaver was the Greek and Bible teacher at Southwest Baptist College for 20 years after moving his family from Montezuma, N.M., where he taught at the Montezuma Baptist College for several years. In 1944 Farrel joined the U.S. Infantry Corp and served in the European theater of WWII and was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge where he was awarded the Purple Heart and two Bronze stars. He also served during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge from the service he returned to Baltimore, Md., to work for Glen L. Martin. In 1947 he went to work for Bethleham Steel Co. and was a metallurgical foreman for them until his retirement in 1978, and he moved back to Bolivar. He was a member of the Howard S. Keeling, American Legion Post No. 138 in Bolivar and the Masonic Blue Lodge No. 183 A.F. and A.M. in Baltimore, Md. He enjoyed his retirement and liked to fish and go to art shows. He collected oil paintings which included some of his brother-in-law's, George Dick who was a famous southwestern artist, bronze sculptures which were by artists that had won awards at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma, and antique English furniture which he collected several pieces when he was in Baltimore, Md. He loved people and enjoyed visiting with neighbors, friends and family. He enjoyed his Baraca Sunday School class and also enjoyed attending church and studying the Bible. He was a member of the First Baptist Chruch of Bolivar. His friendly smile and loving ways will be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dorothy Nease; and a brother, Robert Johnson. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Johnson of the home; his brother, Charles Johnson of Bolivar; three nieces and their husbands, Sharon and Joe Black of Portland, Ore., Cynthia and Mike Goefft of San Anselmo, Calif., and Roberta and Jim Doke of Brighton; three great-nephews; four great-nieces; a sister-in-law and her husband, Ruth and George Dick of Albuquerque, N.M.; and two borthers-in-law, Schuyler and Edward Weaver, both of Kansas City. Services were held Friday, Feb. 11, in the Butler Funeral Home Chapel in Bolivar with the Rev. Ray Leininger and the Rev. Harold Hendrickson officiating. Muscial soloist was Brad Wommack with Rose Roweton as the pianist. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Casketbearers were Bo Russell, Larry Tweed, Jim Doke, John Gifford, Joe Blair, Jerry Divin, Gene Boos and Harlan Brown. Honorary casketbearers were Farrel's Baraca Sunday School class at First Baptist Church in Bolivar. A00008B2000FB16


Bernice Killingsworth

Bernice Killingsworth, 92, El Paso, Texas, died at 5:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, in the Rio Vista Rehabilitation Hospital in El Paso, Texas, following a lingering illness. She was a former longtime resident of Bolivar. She was born Sept. 29, 1907, the daughter of Hushell Scott and Ada Mae Davis Creed. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Bolivar and was the widow of Jack Killingsworth, former mayor and sheriff of Bolivar and owner of Killingsworth Motor Co. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Byron Marsh of El Paso, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Mary Killingsworth Owen of Bolivar; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Services were Saturday, Feb. 19, in the Butler Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. G. Scott Carlton officiating. Musical soloist was Cheryl Bowers with Jerry Steele as the pianist. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. A00008B2000FB23


H. Jay Lovelady

H. Jay Lovelady, 76, Pittsburg, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born July 9, 1923, in Portia, Ark., the son of Homer and Myrtle Cochran Lovelady. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army. He was retired from Frisco Railroad after 38 years of services, his last position being divisional superintendent. He was a member of Pomme de Terre United Methodist Chruch. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and a daughter. Surviving are his wife, Mary E. of the home; two sons, Martin J. Lovelady of Memphis, Tenn., and Curt Jones of Greenwood; three daughters, Susan Gordon and Jane Strader, both of Pleasant Hope, and Kathy Martin of Springfield; a sister, Janice Web of Pittsburg; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Services were Sunday, Feb. 20, in Pomme de Terre United Methodist Church under the direction of Pitts Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pomme de Terre United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 345, Hermitage, MO 65668. (4c) A00008B2000FB23


Dorothy E. McGinnes

Dorothy E. McGinnes, 70, Marshfield, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in St. John's Regional Hospital, Springfield. She was a retired dental assistant. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Ann Morrison and her husband, James E., of Elkland and Whitney Allison Gintz of Marshfield; two sisters, Barbara Benedict of Dunedin, Fla., and Betty Poole of Lakeland, Fla.; three grandchildren, Kevin Wise Jr. of Marshfield, Derrick Morrison of Marshfield and Jaime Morrison of Lomax, Ill.; and one great-grandchild, Jordon Dale of Lomax, Ill. Services were Friday, Feb. 18, at Day Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Speer officiating. Burial followed in Marshfield Cemetery. A00008B2000FB23


Ruby McHan

Ruby Mildred Wicker McHan, 82, Springfield, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, after a brave battle with congestive heart failure. She was born March 13, 1917, to Fred and Idella Hardcastle Wicker near Bakersfield. Educated in one-room schools, she graduated from Bakersfield High School. At the age of 18 she went to New York, N.Y., where she worked as a cook for wealthy families, sending much of her pay to her parents and young siblings during the Great Depression and drought. After attending Southwest Missouri State College for one year, she began her teaching career at Big Springs School in Howell County. On March 22, 1943, she married Daniel Webster McHan, who had been the previous teacher at the little school. She worked for Boeing Aircraft during World War II while Daniel was in Europe. In 1962 she completed her B.S. degree at Drury College and taught 16 years in West Plains and 13 years in Ozark, where she retired in 1987. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma honorary teachers' society and was nominated by Ozark PTA for state teacher of the year in 1986. Teaching was her "God-called profession." She gave her heart to Christ as a young girl and was a teacher of ladies' classes and children's groups for more than 40 years at the Southern Baptist churches where she was a member. She not only taught but lived her Christian principles. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Daniel; a daughter, Idella Warden and her husband, Marvin; a son, Danny McHan and his fiancee, Teddy Sue Wethington; three grandchildren, Dylan Warden and his wife, Bunnie, Branden Warden and Katie McHan; two sisters, Ruth Mustion and Geraldine Tucker; three nieces, four nephews and a large extended family which was very important in her life. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers. The family deeply appreciates Cynthia Rowland and Lloyd Jones, whose care and assistance allowed Ruby to spend her last months at home. Services will be at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) in Greenlawn North Funeral Home, Springfield, and at 2:30 p.m. at Amy Union Church south of West Plains. Burial will be Amy Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ruby McHan Scholarship Fund, c/o Ozark Schools, P.O. Box 166, Ozark MO. A00008B2000MR01


Guy Carl Nickels

Guy Carl Nickels, 76, Humansville, died at 9:55 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, in Big Spring Care Center, Humansville, following an extended illness. He was born Sept. 2, 1923, in Humansville, the only son of Arthur and Oval Wilson Nickels. He was marred to Bonnie Potter on June 26, 1947. He was a farmer and a school bus driver. For 14 years he was the bus contractor for the Humansville Schools. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Gary Lee Nickels. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Bonnie, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Karen Nickels, Humansville; one grandson, Ricky Nickels, Springfield; and two great-grandchildren, Kindra and Cody Nickels. Services were Friday, Feb. 18, in Rondo Cemetery with the Rev. Martin Micke officiating. Services were under the direction of Murray Funeral Home. A00008B2000FB23


James D. Nunn

James D. Nunn, 77, Blue Springs, died at 11:55 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, in St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. The son of James S. and Rose Truitt Nunn, he was born Feb. 7, 1923, at Long Beach, Calif. On March 3, 1946, he married Beatrice Bishop. She preceded him in death Oct. 3, 1995. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired barber. Survivors include two children, Debra G. Nunn and James R. Nunn, both of Blue Springs, and two granddaughters, Tonya and Shari Nunn. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in Murray Funeral Home, Humansville. Burial will be in the Humansville Cemetery. A00008B2000FB23


Virginia Owens

Virginia Owens, 72, Buffalo, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000. She was born Dec. 17, 1927, to Charles Thomas and Lula Martha Love Clinkebeard at Meeker, Okla. On Dec. 19, 1944, she married Albert E. Owens at Reno, Nev. To this union two children were born. Albert died July 5, 1994. She married Kenneth H. Grant on July 10, 1996, and this marriage ended in April 1998. She retired as director of Dallas County Family Services in April 1991 after serving the DFS for 25 years. She accepted Christ at the age of 13 at Concord, Calif. She was a charter member of Calvary Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, Buffalo, where she was church librarian and senior adult Sunday school teacher. She is survived by her children, Thomas Owens and his wife, Joanne, of Marshall and Terri Phillips and her husband, Terry, of Bolivar; seven grandchildren, Shawn Phillips, Janel Owens Oertle, Thad Owens, Timothy Phillips, Jessica Owens, Jennifer Owens and Jennie Phillips Chappell; and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Ella Drake of Duncan, Okla., and three brothers, Bud Clinkenbeard of Bolivar, Kenneth Clinkenbeard of Lawton, Okla., and Bill Clinkenbeard of Powderly, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mary McKnight; a brother, Carl Clinkenbeard; and her husband, Albert Owens. Services were Monday, Feb. 7, in the Calvary Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, Buffalo, with the Rev. Doug Earls officiating. Music was by Randy Boggs, soloist, who sang "If That Isn't Love." The congregation sang "Anywhere With Jesus" and "The Family of God." Piano selections of "A Mighty Fortress" and "Fairest Lord Jesus" were played by Betsy Earls. Casketbearers were Dal Chappell, Robert Clinkenbeard, Shannon Clinkenbeard, Thad Owens, Shawn Phillips and Tim Phillips. Burial was in the Macedonia Cemetery, Buffalo, under the direction of Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home, Buffalo. A00008B2000FB09


Cecil V. Patton

Cecil V. Patton, 87, Bolivar, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in the home of his caregiver, Nina Thirion, following a lengthy illness. He was born April 27, 1912, in Crabtree, Ore., to Carl N. and Bessie Bean Patton. He was united in marriage to Evelyn O. Penn on June 29, 1941, in Redfield, Kan. He was a retired farmer, a World War II army veteran and a member of Southern Hills Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn, who resides with Mrs. Thirion; a cousin, Jim Patton of Newton, Kan.; and his caregiver, Nina Thirion of Bolivar. His parents, a brother and a sister preceded him in death. Graveside services were Tuesday, feb. 8, in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Pitts Chapel. A00008B2000FB09


Emma Lee Reed

Emma Lee Reed, 72, Bolivar, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, following a short illness. She was born June 21, 1927, in Greenfield, the daughter of Clovis and Sarah Tefferteller Carmack. She was a homemaker and of the Lutheran faith. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Clarence Reed Jr.; and nine brothers and sisters. Survivors include five sons, Darwin Reed of Dexter, Wayne Reed, Calvin Reed and Daniel Reed, all of Bolivar, and Michael Reed of St. Louis; a brother, Frank Carmack of Lockwood; three sisters, Faye Erickson of the state of California, Floy Hartwell of the state of Arizone and Evelyn McMasters of Stockton; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Services were Saturday, Feb. 12, in Pitts Chapel with burial at a later date at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. A00008B2000FB16


James Marvin Reynolds

James Marvin Reynolds, 77, Urbana, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born in Sentinel on May 10, 1922, the son of George and Mary Storment Reynolds. He was reared in the Sentinel area and was baptized at the Sentinel Baptist Church in 1935. He was united in marriage to Gladys Elaine Pitts on July 3, 1943, in Fort Scott, Kan., and to this union three children were born. They moved to Ohio after their marriage. They later moved to the Kansas City area where he was a paving contractor for many years. Following his retirement, they moved to Sentinel. They then moved to Urbana, where they attended Olive Point Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Leonard, Ray, Hallie, Arlie and Elbert; and a sister, Vera Talion. He is survived by his wife, Gladys, of the home; two sons, James Reynolds and his wife, Lajuana, and David Reynolds and his wife, Patty, all of Polk; one daughter, Judy Kaiahua and her husband, John, of Raytown; a sister, Ira Lichty of Olmstead, Ohio; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and other family and friends. Services were Monday, Feb. 28, in the Cantlon Otterness Funeral Chapel, Urbana, with the Rev. Terry Gentry Jr. officiating. The Olive Point Church choir sang "Amazing Grace" and "In The Garden," accompanied by Carol Barker, pianist. Escorts were his grandsons Eric Reynolds, Chris Reynolds, James Crawford, Jason Crawford, Scott Reynolds, Jim Duryee and Mike High. Interment was in the Sentinel Cemetery. A00008B2000MR08


Abner Ralph Rulifson

Abner Ralph Rulifson, 99, Eudora, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in Sac Osage Hospital, Osceola, following an extended illness. He was born in Springfield and was a longtime resident of the Ash Grove and Eudora area. He had attended the Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise, on Feb. 23, 1988, and his mother, Stella Hicks. He is survived by his son, Abner L. Rufifson of Springfield. Graveside services were Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Eudora Cemetery with the Rev. Long Killingsworth officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson Brim Daniel Funeral Homes of Walnut Grove. A00008B2000FB16


James Leo Saye

James Leo Saye, 81, Fair Play, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born Feb. 24, 1918, near Aldrich, the youngest child of James Benjamin and Lucinda McCrory Saye. He spent most of his childhood on the family farm and attended College Hill School and College Hill Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945, seeing action as an ambulance driver in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany. On May 2, 1946, he married Helen Dickinson. They bought a farm west of Fair Play in 1947, and he spent the remainder of his life engaged in farming. He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepmother, Josie; a brother, Dwight Saye; and two sisters, Cora Lee Saye and Doris Winfield. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen Saye, of the home; a sister and brother-in-law, Orlena and Phillip Evans of Rawlings, Md.; a sister-in-law, Hope Saye of Collinsville, Va.; 10 nieces and nephews and several cousins. Services were Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, in Murray Chapel with Elders Doug Skinner and Ralph Redman officiating. Music was provided by Kent Welch, Marcia Skinner and Marla Roberts. Burial was in Barren Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Phillips, McCrory Phillips, Alan Phillips, Ronald Saye, Delynn Bishop, Bill Bartow, Stephen Skinner and Bob Keech. A00008B2000FB09


Roxie Faye Shelten

Roxie Faye Shelten, 85, Humansville, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in Big Spring Care Center, Humansville. She was born May 31, 1914, at Quincy, the daughter of George and Eda Hemphill Bishop. She accepted Christ as a young woman at a brush arbor meeting at Shiloh. She had been a resident of Humansville since 1955, coming from Hickory County. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Wardie Durnell and Orlie Shelten; two brothers, Wilbur Bishop and Ernest Bishop; and a sister, Fern Shelten. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Twila and Jack Burrell of Humansville; a grandson and his wife, Jack Hall and Pam Burrell of Springfield; a great-grandson, Wesley Burrell; and nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Graveside services will be today (Wednesday) in Butcher-Fairview Cemetery northeast of Weaubleau with the Rev. Martin Micke officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Murray Funeral Home, Humansville. A00008B2000FB09


Earl O. Smith

Earl O. Smith, 68, Wheatland, died at 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a very brief illness. He was born Sept. 23, 1931, in Havre, Mont., the son of Emory Otis and Nellie Telena Holt Smith. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and attended the University of Houston. He received his doctorate in chemical engineering from U.C.L.A. He worked for 25 years for Black and Veich in Overland Park, Kan. He had been a resident of Wheatland for the past 15 years, moving from the Kansas City area. Surviving are his wife, Delores M. Smith of the home; one son, Eric Smith of Phoenix, Ariz.; three daughters, Kathleen Murray of Albuquerque, N.M., Karen Fowler of Boulder, Colo., and Ellen Kreimendahl of Shawnee, Kan.; and 10 grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) in the Dooley Bend Cemetery near Galmey with the Rev. Kent Parson officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Galmey V.F.W. Post No. 9638 at the graveside. Arrangements are under the direction of Butler Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 4643 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis MO 63108-3723 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 4995, Springfield MO 65808-4995. A00008B2000FB23


Elnor Mae Bays Swearengin

Elnor Mae Bays Swearengin, 75, Bolivar, died at 1:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Aug. 17, 1924, in Hell, Texas, the daughter of Charles Ishmal and Ada Mae Young Hayes. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bolivar. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clude J. Bays; two sisters, Jessie Norris Smith and Pauline Marrill; a brother, J.R. Hayes; and two grandchildrn, Lucky Dwayne Davis and Roxanne Jean Bays. Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Mary and Lucky Davis of Springfield and Anna and Harvey Agee of Humansville; four sons adn their wives, James Leo and Daren Bays of Bolivar, William L. and Donna Bays of Higginsville, Ronald Dean and Mary Bays of Marshall and Delbert Lee and Jeannie Bays of Marshall; three brothers, Cecil Hayes of Marshfield, Wilbur Hayes of Oran and Ed Hayes of Springfield; 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Services were Monday, Feb. 14 n Butler Chapel with Pastor Mark Summers officiating. Burial followed in Brighton Cemetery. Casketbearers were Raymond Merrill, David Norris, Ron Hayes, T.J. Davis, Tony Davis and Mac Davis. A00008B2000FB16


Ray I. Tirey

Ray Isaac Tirey, 81, Half Way, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City following a lengthy illness. He was born April 4, 1918, in Adonis to William and Sarah Catherine Jump Tirey. He was united in marriage to Wilma Lea Manning, and to this union seven children were born. He was a retired maintenance engineer and a World War II army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Wilma Lea, of the home; two sons, Rocky Tirey of Washington, D.C., and Roy Tirey of Half Way; four daughters, Rae Ilene Disney of Elizabethtown, Ky., Linda Lea Tews of Half Way, Sharon Kay Renwick of Overland Park, Kan., and Jo-Ellen Mastro of Apple Valley, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, as well as several neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, two sisters and a daughter, Nancy Diane. Graveside services were Saturday, Feb. 5, in Barren Creek Cemetery with the Rev. Neil Graham officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Pitts Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. A00008B2000FB09


Betty Faye Vote

Betty Faye "Wyant" Vote, 86, Springfield, died at 3:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, in Springfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Facility following a lengthy illness. She was a homemaker and a former member of the Eudora Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edwin David Vote; two sons, Warren Eddie and Jackie Joe Vote; one daughter, Myrtle Lavonne Vote; three brothers; five sisters; a granddaughter, Donna Sue Stephens; and a grandson, Terry Wayne Templeton. Surviving are three sons, Harold Leroy Vote of Independence, Billy Gene Vote of Republic and Jerry Wayne Vote of Bolivar; two daughters, Vivian Lee Sheppard of Springfield and Carolyn Kay Palmer of St. Charles; one sister, Viola Scroggins of Springfield; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numberous nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) in Pitts Chapel with burial to follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Aldrich. Visitation will be before the service from 1 to 2 p.m. A00008B2000FB16


Clark E. Wright

Clark E. Wright, 83, Bolivar, formerly of the Goodson area, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, in Citizens Memorial Health Care Facility. He was born June 21, 1916, in Violet to L.Z. and Lula Sawyers Wright. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his caretaker for the past 15 years, nephew Gene Ankrom and his wife, Mary, of Fair Play; a sister, Elva Goss of Ventura, Calif.; and several other nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and six sisters, Eva Ankrom, Lena Batten, Clara Ankrom, Emma Ables, Iva Ray and Mary Ruth Wright. Services will be at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) in Pitts Chapel with the Rev. Harold Hendrickson officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. A00008B2000FB09

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