This page is dedicated to Barry Co., MO citizens who were cremated and do not have a final resting place in a cemetery,
unknown burial place, donated their bodies to science or buried elsewhere.

Name Born Died Research Notes & Inscriptions Researcher or Resource
ABBOTT, Elsie Ada (DUNSKY) (HAFER) Nov. 25, 1929
Reading, PA
Oct. 2, 1999
Monett, MO
Research Note: She was a daughter of Max and Nellie (Fry) Dunsky. She moved to Monett in 1992 from San Diego, California, was a homemaker, and a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. She married Herbert Hafer, divorced in Dec. 1971 in San Diego, CA, and he preceded her in death. She second married Maurice Abbott Aug. 21, 1972 in San Diego, CA. She was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald Abbott and Herbert Hafer Jr.; three sisters, Maxine Ingram, Patricia Dunsky, and Ann Dunsky; and two grandchildren, Katie Griffin and Tammy Hafer. The body will be cremated under the direction of Buchanan Funeral home of Monett. Monett Times
Mary Homesley
Monett Times
SS Claims Index
CA Marriage Index
CA Divorce Index
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ADAMS, Clair Donald July 10, 1937
Wichita,
Sedgwick Co., KS
Apr. 25, 2010
At Home,
Shell Knob,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Edward William and Laura Linda (Carpenter) Adams. He was born in Wichita, Kansas where he resided most of his life owning and operating Action Plumbing and raising his family. He was united in marriage to Judy Edelman, on July 14, 1973 at the First Baptist Church in Wichita. He was very active as a Boy Scout and Weeblos Leader during his time in Wichita. In his early years he enjoyed racing stock cars at the 81 Speedway north of Wichita. He and Judy moved to Shell Knob, Missouri in 2001 to make their home. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Jody K. Adams Allerton; one brother, John Adams; one sister, Adeline Forsythe; and four grandchildren, Thomas and Clair Adams, Kevin Adams, and Jenny Lynn Adams. Celebration of life services will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the White Funeral Home in Cassville, Missouri. White Funeral Home
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ADDISON, David Earl Dec. 28, 1960
Wichita Falls, TX
Apr. 8, 2005
At Home,
Rural Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Son of Ray Addison and Lois Leopard. He was a laborer in the sawmill industry. He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Addison. No services are planned. Arrangements were under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home of Monett. Bennett-Wormington
Funeral Home
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AKERS, Virginia Maitland (AFFLICK) Jan. 17, 1914
Shelbina, MO
Jan. 13, 2000
Barry Co. Hosp.,
Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Cassville, MO resident. She was the daughter of Thomas F. and Sadie L. (Roff) Afflick. She was a 1932 graduate of Central High School in Kansas City and attended the University of Missouri. She and her husband owned and operated Western Auto in Platte City for 15 years and moved to Cassville in 1970. She helped her husband in the real estate and insurance business, retiring in the 1980s. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Cassville, the Order of the Eastern Star, 15th District of 8 and 40, and the Shell Knob Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was past present and district president of American Legion Auxiliary. She married Thomas E. Akers on September 1, 1940, in Columbia, and he preceded her in death January 17, 1998. Burial will be at a later date in National Cemetery in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Fohn Funeral Home
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ALBERTIN, Lale Eugene May 22, 1927
Woodruff, KS
Jan. 28, 2008
At Home,
Shell Knob,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of John Merlin and Inez Rose (Day) Albertin. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a carpenter and a member of Carpenters Union 714 and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He moved to Shell Knob in 2004. He married Annabelle M. Cox on December 31, 1948, in Desoto, Kansas. Graveside services with military honors were 1 p.m. today, January 31, at Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home of Shell Knob. Fohn Funeral Home
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ALBIG, Robert Edward Nov. 9, 1932
Long Island,
NY
May 30, 2001
Cox Hosp.,
Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was a son of Charles P. and Bessie (Van Vort) Albig. He retired from the Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority in New York and moved to Monett in 1987. He was a Navy veteran. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Monett. He married Terry (Hallett) Albig on December 31, 1975, in Long Island, New York. The body has been cremated. Monett Times
Mary Homesley
Monett Times
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ALCORN, Robert L. Mar. 22, 1929
Gasconade, MO
Aug. 17, 2011
Red Rose Inn,
Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of William Ray and Gladys M. (Hannaford) Alcorn, who preceded him in death. He grew up and received his education in Ft. Leonard. During the Korean War, he entered the U.S. Army, serving from Jan. 9, 1951, until Dec. 24, 1952. He was a clerk in the hardware business and worked at Tyson's, before he quit to be a full-time caregiver to his mother until her death. Interment will be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Fohn Funeral Home
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ALCOZAR, Stella Colleen (PHILLIPS) (FOSTER) Dec. 30, 1931
Cowley Co., KS
May 20, 2011
At Home,
Shell Knob,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Frank and Hazel (Palmer) Phillips. On January 29, 1972, she was united in marriage to David Martinez Alcozar. Preceding her in death were her parents, one brother and three sisters. Colleen graduated from Dexter High School in Dexter, Kansas. She was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service in California. She was the first female mail carrier in the State of California and at her retirement party she was named the "Dean of Lady Mail Carriers." Dave and she moved to Shell Knob from Sierra Vista, Arizona in 1990. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 27, 2011, in Holy Family Catholic Church, Shell Knob, Missouri. Fohn Funeral Home
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ALLDRIDGE, William Lewis Apr. 9, 1930
West Plains, MO
Dec. 19, 2003
VA Hosp.,
Fayetteville, AR
Research Note: Usual residence was Golden, Barry Co., MO. He was the son of William F. and Mae (Jones) Alldridge. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. He was a private pilot for several years. He married Loretta Lloyd in 1953 in the state of Illinois, and she preceded him in death. He married Ruth Gurney, and she preceded him in death. He was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Alldridge; and one sister, Mary Kirk. The body was cremated under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Cassville. Williamson Funeral Home
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ALLEN, Joseph R. "Joe" July 2, 1954
Wichita,
Sedgwick Co., KS
Jan. 25, 2010 Research Note: Cassville, Barry Co., MO resident. He was the son of Emmett and Kathleen (Smith) Allen. Surviving are two sons; two daughters; three brothers; one sister, and three grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his grandparents. Joe received his education in Wichita, Kansas, where he graduated from high school. He served our country in the United States Marine Corp. For over twenty years he was a self-employed truck driver. He moved to Cassville around ten years ago to make his home. He was of the Catholic Faith. A Prayer Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 30, 2010, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Fohn Funeral Home
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ALLEN, Joyce Faye (WHILLOCK) July 23 1950
Fayetteville, AR
July 25, 2009
At Home, Purdy,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Faye Arthur and Mackie Jo (Roberts) Whillock. On May 23, 1982, in Wichita, Kan., she was united in marriage to Bill Allen. She was preceded in death by her mother. She grew up and received her education in Wichita, Kan., and graduated from Wichita West High School. She then attended Wichita State University. Most of her life was spent as an administrative secretary for the Sedgwick County Health Department in Wichita. Three years ago she moved from Wichita to Purdy to make her home and began working in the dentist office of Dr. Carolyn Hunter. She was a member of Meridian Avenue Baptist Church in Wichita. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. There will be no visitation. Fohn Funeral Home
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ALLEN, Nancy Ann July 2, 1949
Webb City,
Jasper Co., MO
Aug. 15, 2000
At Home, Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Daughter of William H. and Elsie May (Kirby) Allen. She had lived in the Monett and Pierce City areas most of her life and was a graduate of Pierce City High School. She was employed at Schreiber Foods and was a member of Aurora Reformed Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The body has been cremated. Monett Times
Aug. 16, 2000
Mary Homesley
Monett Times
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ALVARADO, Ada Acosta (RIVERA) (FEBUS) (LUGO) Oct. 1, 1932
San Juan,
Puerto Rico
Nov. 19, 2010
St. John's Hosp.,
Joplin,
Jasper Co., MO
Research Note: Monett, Barry Co., MO resident. She was the daughter of Andres Rivera and Emilia Acosta. She was a homemaker and attended the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Cassville, MO. Ada Acosta married Julio Alvarado in Westwood, NJ in 1985. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday November 22, 2010 at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Monett. Buchanan Funeral Home
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ANDERSON, Paul G. July 4, 1917
Lyons, KS
Jan. 15, 2001
Carroll Reg. Hosp.,
Berryville, AR
Research Note: Shell Knob, Barry Co., MO resident. He was the son of John August and Hattie (Gerhardt) Anderson. He moved to Shell Knob 17 years ago. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a sheet metal worker and woodworker. He was a member of the Shell Knob Veterans of Foreign Wars, Cassville American Legion, and Christian Church in Norton, Kansas. He married Norma Reents on December 2, 1950. He was preceded in death by one brother. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 22, at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Shell Knob. Williamson Funeral Home
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ANDERSON, Ralph L. "Corky" Aug. 29, 1948
Ransom, KS
Sept. 14, 2002 Research Note: Died September 14 as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Son of Robert and Winifred Anderson. He was a graduate of Grand Bend High School in Kansas in 1966 and was a Vietnam conflict veteran. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Anderson; his wife, Robin Anderson; and one son, Jason Effertz. His second wife was Rose. The body has been cremated under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Shell Knob. - He has a stone listed at findagrave.com shared with his first wife Robin in Geneseo Cemetery, Geneseo, Rice Co., KS. Monett Times
Sept. 18, 2002
Mary Homesley
Findagrave.com
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ANFINSON, Irene Elvera (MAGNUSON) June 25, 1923
Litchfield,
Meeker Co., MN
Aug. 16, 2002
St. John's Hosp.,
Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Purdy, MO resident. She was the daughter of Oscar and Jenny (Christ) Magnuson. She was a homemaker. Wife of Roy Richard Anfinson. Cremation was under the direction of Walnut Lawn DeGraffenreid-Wood Funeral Home in Springfield. Monett Times
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ANGLE, Edna Jewell (COX) (KING) Mar. 18, 1919
Shawnee, OK
May 31, 2003
Cox Hosp.,
Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of John Robert and Maude (MAGERS) Cox. She was a homemaker and lived in Purdy the past 10 years. Services will be in El Paso, Texas, at a later date. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park in El Paso. Local arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home of Cassville. - Her husband was Edwin Shiley Angle. Fohn Funeral Home
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ARDOIN, Jemell Marion (GUILES) May 18, 1955
Seattle, WA
Aug. 20, 2008
St. John's Hosp.,
Berryville,
Carroll Co., AR
Research Note: Shell Knob resident. She was a daughter of Harrison Joseph Ardoin and Betty (Willard) (Ardoin) Phoenix. She was preceded in death by her father. She received her education in Chula Vista, Calif. She moved to Pittsburg and married Billy Don Guiles in June 1971. They later divorced. In 2001 she moved to Shell Knob, Missouri. She was a homemaker and in 2001 moved from Pittsburg, Kan., to Shell Knob to make her home. Her body was cremated under direction of Fohn Funeral Home. Per her wishes her body has been taken for cremation and will be taken to San Diego, CA. No services are planned. Barry Co. Advertiser
Aug. 27, 2008
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ARFSTROM, Alfred Oscar July 6, 1922
Pierce City,
Lawrence Co., MO
Apr. 19, 2000
Veteran's Home,
Mt. Vernon,
Lawrence Co., MO
Research Note: He was a son of Oscar Anselm and Minnie Octavia (Jones) Arfstrom. He was a lifetime area resident. He retired from Wells Aluminum in Monett in 1987 after 22 years of employment. He was also a farmer. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 Monett American Legion, past president of the Missouri Horse, Mule and Pony Drivers Association, and was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Monett. He married Dora Louise Pryor on June 30, 1946, in Columbus, Kansas. The body has been cremated. Monett Times
Apr. 20, 2000
Mary Homesley
Monett Times
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ARFSTROM, Dora Louise Apr. 11, 1925
Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Feb. 15, 2007
Cox South Hosp.,
Springfield,
Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Wayman Duke and Lola (Scott) Pryor. She was a homemaker. She married Alfred Oscar Arfstrom on June 30, 1946, in Columbus, Kansas, and he preceded her in death April 19, 2000. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. tomorrow, February 17, at Buchanan Chapel in Monett, MO. Buchanan Funeral Home
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AUSTIN, Doris Lavon (NUGENT) June 25, 1961
Gould, AR
Aug. 12, 2003
Cox South Hosp.,
Springfield,
Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Charlie and Annie Lee Burnett Nugent. She moved from Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1997. She was a teller at UMB Bank in Monett. She was a member of Ozark Christian Church in Purdy and a committee member of Boy Scout Troop 38 in Monett. She married Donald Austin on December 30, 1984, in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Sonny and Earl Nugent. No burial place given on the obit. Bennett-Wormington
Funeral Home
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AUSTINSON, Glenn Arthur June 7, 1918
Lyle, MN
Dec. 7, 2010
St. John's Hosp.,
Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Austin and Julia (Enerson) Austinson. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army during World War II. In 1968 Mr. Austinson moved to Barry County where he farmed in and around the Wheaton and Purdy area. He was a member of the American Legion Post 118 in Cassville. He married Jean Neibergall on December 16, 1957 in Osage, Iowa. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one infant son, Michael Glenn Austinson, one infant daughter, Mary Jane Austinson, and one grandchild, Ilyssa Intessimone on April 1, 2008, two brothers, and one sister. White Funeral Home
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AUTRY, Joyce Joan "Jody" (HYDE) Jan. 10, 1933
Red Oak,
Montgomery CO., IA
June 11, 2011
St. John's Hosp.,
Springfield,
Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Ray Mart and Dorotha Ann (Brisco) Hyde. Jody was united in marriage to Robert Max Autry in California. He preceded her in death in 1986. Jody was a retired teacher at the Monett Career Center. She attended Holiday Island Baptist Church in Arkansas. She graduated High School and then went on to college for two years. Jody is preceded in death by her husband, Robert(1986) and her son Donald (August 2009). Bennett-Wormington
Funeral Home
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AVEY, James Edward Nov. 4, 1925
Hooker, OK
Mar. 1, 2003
St. John's Hosp.,
Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: James Edward Avey, 77, of Shell Knob, died at 6:10 a.m. March 1 at St. John's South Barry County Hospital in Cassville. He was a retired carpenter and Army veteran. No services are planned. Cremation was under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home of Cassville. - Son of William Cleveland Avey and Mary Evaline Blankenship. He first married Mary Ellen Neal and then Connie Sue Fast. Fohn Funeral Home
SS Claims Index
OK Married Index
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AYERS, James Edward Oct. 28, 1921
Neosho,
Newton Co., MO
Apr. 23, 2002
Monett Health Care,
Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Son of Charles H. and Anna G. (Luz) Ayers. He was a 1939 graduate of Neosho High School. He attended Southwest Teachers College in Springfield for two years, and earned a mechanical engineering degree from Michigan State University. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He worked for Instron Corporation until retiring in 1988. He moved to Monett in 1989. He married Peggy Combes on April 18, 1942. The body will be cremated. - There is a stone at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Monett, Lawrence Co., MO. SSW his wife, Margaret "Peggy" Combes. Monett Times
Apr. 24, 2002
Mary Homesley
Monett Times
Findagrave.com
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AYERS, Sandra Lynn (MUNDAY) (HENSON) (BOLLINGER) (BORGMEIER) Nov. 11, 1953
St. Louis, MO
June 17, 2010
St. Luke's Hosp.,
Kansas City, MO
Research Note: Seligman, Barry Co., MO resident. She was the daughter of William and Anna (Buckner) Munday. She was united in marriage to John Ayers. Preceding her in death were her parents; one sister, Margaret Volner; one brother, Billy Munday; a niece, Angela Munday; a nephew, Roger Munday and a great-great niece Addison Walling. Lynn, as most people knew her, grew up and received her education in Cassville, where she graduated from high school. She was a life-long resident of Barry County, where she was a homemaker. Fohn Funeral Home
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BAIRD, Robert Dale Oct. 25, 1926
Wichita,
Sedgwick Co., KS
Aug. 27, 1999
At Home,
Shell Knob,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Benjamin C. and Laura Louise Reed Baird. He graduated from Benedict High School in Benedict, Kansas, attended Ball State University, and was an Army sergeant. He was employed 42 years with Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas, retiring as senior manager of manufacturing engineering. He moved to Shell Knob in 1991 where he was a resort developer. He married Paula Harris on November 30, 1973, in Wichita, Kansas. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Dana McGill, on May 1, 1997; and one brother, O. D. Baird. Burial will be at a later date under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Shell Knob. - His first wife was Dorothy Joan Goddard. Williamson Funeral Home
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BAKER, Charlotte Kay (LARUE) (ARMOR) Apr. 4, 1935
Peoria, IL
July 28, 2011
At Home,
Shell Knob,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Albert and Louise (Hewitt) Larue. She graduated from high school in Venice, California. She worked in the retail business as a cashier for 25 years. On October 10, 1970 she married Daniel Baker in Las Vegas, Nevada. He preceded her in death. She moved to Shell Knob 23 years ago to make her home. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home. White Funeral Home
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BAKER, Edward H. Jan. 18,1927
Milan, MI
Oct. 7, 2009
St. John's Hosp.,
Berryville, AR
Research Note: Shell Knob, Barry Co., MO resident. He was the son of Roscoe and Zona (Millage) Baker. On June 24, 1968, in San Diego, California, he was united in marriage to Deirdre J. Call. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. Ed received his education in Michigan and then received his Bachelors Degree at the University of Maryland. In 1943 he joined the United States Navy, serving in World War II, Korean War and Vietnam, receiving a Bronze Star, Purple Heart and numerous medals. In 1975 he retired as Senior Chief Petty Officer. He served at numerous duty stations throughout the world, before moving from Memphis, Tennessee to Shell Knob twelve years ago. After his retirement from the Navy he became a long distance truck driver, which he enjoyed immensely. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, October 12, 2009, in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Fohn Funeral Home
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BALDING, David A. Mar. 14, 1948
Evergreen Park, IL
Jan. 26, 2010
Freeman Hosp.,
Joplin,
Jasper Co., MO
Research Note: Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO resident. He was the son of Virgil and Mary (Powell) Balding, who preceded him in death. David received his education in Chicago, Illinois, where he graduated from high school. During the Viet Nam War he enlisted in the United States Marines Corps, serving our country from January 27, 1966 until October 8, 1971. He was a talented musician and taught guitar at Jack Moore Guitar School. In 1990, he moved from Chicago to Missouri to make his home. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Fohn Funeral Home
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BALDING, Mary Mildred (MEUCCI) (POWELL) July 3, 1915
Stockton, CA
Aug. 18, 2000
VA Medical Center,
Fayetteville,
Washington Co., AR
Research Note: Eagle Rock, MO resident. Daughter of Peter Meucci and Cristina Spera. Services with cremation to follow were 10 a.m. today, August 21, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. - SS Claims Index: Sept. 1937: Name listed as MARY MEUCCI POWELL; Sept. 1937: Name listed as MARY MILDRED MEUCCI; Mar. 1944: Name listed as MARY MILDRED BALDING; 31 Aug. 2000: Name listed as MARY M BALDING Monett Times
Aug. 21, 2000
Mary Homesley
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CA Birth Index
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BALDING, Virgil Leon Jan. 23, 1920
Onarga, IL
May 10, 2001
Eagle Rock,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was a son of Leo and Pearl Balding, married Mary Mildred Powell on February 23, 1943, and she preceded him in death August 18, 2000. He was an Air Force veteran and moved to Eagle Rock in 1984. The body has been cremated. Monett Times
May 14, 2001
Mary Homesley
Monett Times
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BALDWIN, Shirley Kay (FINK) Dec. 1, 1946
Cato,
Barry Co., MO
Mar. 22, 2010
Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Daughter of Thomas Leroy and Chloe (Boswell) Fink, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Thomas L. Baldwin, Jr. and Efton E. Baldwin. Shirley received her education in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She then received her Licensed Practical Nursing degree in Tulsa. For several years she was employed at Greene County Nursing Center in Oklahoma. Ten years ago she moved to Cassville to make her home. Fohn Funeral Home
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BALL, Gary Lewis Jan. 10, 1946
Joplin,
Jasper Co., MO
Nov. 26, 2005
Golden,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was a son of Lewis Edward and Harriett Helen (Dickinson) Ball. He was united in marriage to Sherry Plaster and to this union two children were born. On Aug. 31, 1991, in Rogersville, he was united to Suzanne Woodard. He grew up and graduated from Joplin Senior High School in 1964. He continued his education at JUCO in Joplin. He worked at Western Auto from 1971 until 1986 and was plant manager for Custom Metal Craft in Springfield where he worked from 1987 until Sept. 30, 2003. - Also married at age 19 to Nancy A. Leard, age 18, on July 10, 1965 in Joplin, Jasper Co., MO. His mother Helen Ball gave consent. Cassville Democrat
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BARKHOFF, Ronald L. Jan. 5, 1938
Magnolia, IA
Nov. 24, 2007
St. John's Hosp.,
Springfield,
Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Russell and Lillian Herman Barkhoff. He was a 1955 high school graduate and a Navy veteran. He was a farm store owner and school bus driver in Colorado until retirement. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Cassville. He married Lorraine Schoning on June 21, 1959, in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. tomorrow, November 29, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Cassville under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home of Cassville. Fohn Funeral Home
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BARGER, Martha Iona (SIX) Oct. 20, 1912
OK
Feb. 14, 2001
At Home, Seligman,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Martin and Josephine (Drake) Six. She moved to Seligman 13 years ago and was a Baptist. She married Cleo Albert Barger, and he preceded her in death in 1970. She was preceded in death by two sons, Lynn Barger and Buck Barger; eight brothers and sisters and three grandchildren. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, February 17, in Rogers Cemetery in Rogers, Arkansas, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home of Cassville. Fohn Funeral Home
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BARNETT, Joshua Kyle Apr. 5, 1988
Wichita,
Sedgwick Co., KS
June 29, 2009
Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Joshua Kyle Barnett, 21 of Cassville, died Monday, June 29, 2009, following a vehicle accident in Cassville. Son of Bill Barnett and Cheri Holloway. He was born and raised in Wichita, Kan. Following his graduation from Wichita East High, he worked as an audio technician. Memorial services were held Thursday at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Fohn Funeral Home
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BARTON, Virgil July 29, 1920
Brown Springs,
Stone Co., MO
Nov. 9, 2004
Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was a son of John and Grace (Forley) Barton, married Grace Herd on January 27, 1978, and she preceded him in death on September 12, 2004. He was a military veteran, having served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a mechanical engineer for Rohr Industries for 30 years. He had served as Grand Master of both the Cassville and Shell Knob Masonic Lodges and was a member of the Moose Lodge, Eagle Lodge, and Scottish Rite. He served as Worthy Patron to the Order of the Eastern Star. He was a military veteran, having served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a mechanical engineer for Rohr Industries for 30 years. He had served as Grand Master of both the Cassville and Shell Knob Masonic Lodges and was a member of the Moose Lodge, Eagle Lodge, and Scottish Rite. He served as Worthy Patron to the Order of the Eastern Star. - Wife Grace has a stone at Lake Park Memorial Cemetery in Shell Knob, Barry Co., MO. Monett Times
Nov 11, 2004
Mary Homesley
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BATES, Jesse Dewayne June 17, 1939
Mountain Pine, AR
Apr. 17, 2011
Cox Hosp.,
Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Son of Jesse Bates and Hazel Adeline King. Jesse worked for many years as a Truck Driver and was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the Army. No formal services are planned at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO. Buchanan Funeral Home
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BAUER, Thomas Vincent Aug. 21, 1945
Chicago, IL
Nov. 6, 2006
At Home,
Shell Knob,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of George A. and Lorraine A. Taylor Bauer. He was a Coast Guard veteran. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 4155, and American Legion Post 788, all in Shell Knob. He married Ellen S. Gorton Shulz on February 14, 2000, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Private services will be held at a later date under the direction of White Funeral Home of Cassville. White Funeral Home
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BEALMEAR, Crystal Aileen (LARUE) Mar. 20, 1917
Butler, OK
Apr. 21, 2001
Aurora Nursing Center,
Aurora,
Lawrence Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Charles A. and Hannah (Neu) LaRue. She was a homemaker, a secretary, and was president of the Women's Auxiliary of Milwaukee Press Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She moved to Shell Knob in 1975. She was a member of Central Community United Methodist Church in Shell Knob and helped organize and manage Thrifty Closet charity. She married Henry Austin Bealmear on Feb. 21, 1941 in Tulsa Co., OK, and he preceded her in death April 2, 1997. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mary LaRue. Memorial services were 1:30 p.m. April 27 at Central Community United Methodist Church in Shell Knob under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Shell Knob. Williamson Funeral Home
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BEAN, Carline J. (GARNER) Oct. 4, 1953
Yuma, AZ
Nov. 1, 2011
At Home, Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Mervil Harlan and Wanda Bell (Curtis) Garner. She was preceded in death by her mother. Caroline was a native American Indian of the Cherokee Tribe. She grew up in Arizona and California. Jody, as her friends and family called her, graduated from Glendale High School in Glendale, California. She was a dancer and loved to take care of her cats. In 1996, she moved to Cassville from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to make her home and be closer to her stepfather, Tom. No services are planned at this time. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Fohn Funeral Home
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BEARD, Constance Nadean Nov. 11, 1924
Cedar Valley, MO
Apr. 19, 2002
Cox South Hosp.,
Springfield,
Greene Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Ernest and Clara (St. Clair) Beard. She was a retired secretary Wilson's Creek Battlefield and was a member of the Church of Christ in Monett. Survivors include two nieces. The body was been cremated at the request of the deceased and no services are planned. Arrangements were under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home of Monett. Buchanan Funeral Home
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BEATY, Joseph Evert Apr. 2, 1947
Parsons, KS
Sept. 24, 2006
Cox Hosp.,
Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Monett, MO resident. Son of Evert Cleon Beaty and Frankie Virginia Conklin. He was a jeweler and salesman at Sutherlands. He was a member of the American Pilot Association and the Jaycees. He was a Navy veteran. He married Cheryn Lamm on October 16, 1971. Military rites were conducted by the U. S. Navy, National Guard, and MIKE Team. Buried at South Fork Cemetery, Pettis Co., MO. Bennett-Wormington
Funeral Home
Obituary Collection
Findagrave.com
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BECK, Leonard Ray Aug. 27, 1981
Bentonville,
Benton Co., AR
Oct. 11, 2009
Rural Eureka Springs,
Carroll Co., AR
Research Note: Leonard Ray Beck, age 28, of Purdy, Missouri, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2009, as a result of an automobile accident near Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Son of Leonard Beck, Jr. and Joyce Ann (Hayworth) Beck. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Leonard and Ruby Beck and maternal grandfather, Carl Hayworth. Survived by two sons and their mothers, April Kendrick and Kaylee Kissling. Leonard Ray received his education at Washburn, where he graduated from high school. He was a self employed poultry contract loader. His body will be cremated following services. Barry Co. Advertiser
Oct. 14, 2009
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BECKLEY, Arthel Charlotte (BENNETT) Oct. 5, 1912
Telluride, Co
Feb. 19, 2002
At Home,
Eagle Rock,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of James Arthur and Alice (Phipps) Bennett. She moved to Eagle Rock in 1997. She married Leo Beckley, and he preceded her in death. She was preceded in death by one brother, 12 sisters, and three sons. The body has been cremated. - Plainview Times: Daughter of James Arthur Bennett and Alice Amanda Phipps. She married Leo R. Beckley on Mar. 18, 1929 in Sagaugche, CO. He died in 1980. In 1938 they settled in Plainville, Rooks Co., KS where they lived for many years. In 1993 she moved to Cedaredge, CO and in 1996 returned to Plainville. Since 1997 she had made her home in Eagle Rock, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband, three sons, James, Gene, and Denney, one great great grandson, ten sisters and two brothers. The body has been cremated. - She is buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Stockton, Rooks Co., KS. SSW her husband Leo. Monett Times
Feb. 20, 2002
Mary Homesley
Plainview Times
Findagrave.com
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BEERBOWER, Jess Wesley July 4, 1942
Kansas City, MO
Mar. 21, 2007
St. John's Hosp.,
Springfield,
Greene Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Charles and Minnie (Mullin) Beerbower. He was a truck driver for Tyson Foods and Feb. 13, 1966 in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO. Army veteran. He married Connie Smith in Mountain Home, Arkansas. - At age 23, he first married Diana Ruth Winemiller on Buchanan Funeral Home
MO Marriage Records
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BENTON, Delbert Cooper Sept. 14, 1927
Kansas City, MO
Oct. 25, 2007
At Home,
Shell Knob,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of William Arthur and Elizabeth Audrey (Bradley) Benton, Sr. On April 19, 1963, in Belton, he was united in marriage to Marjorie Nell (Stewart) Muncy. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and four sisters. He began school in Kansas City, graduated from high school at Ruskin Grandview, and attended the Community College in Kansas City. He was a member of the United States Coast Guard during World War II and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a surveyor for the Kansas City District Army Corps of Engineers until his retirement. In 1983 he moved to Shell Knob to make his home and was Viola Road Commissioner for nine years. He was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Shell Knob. A memorial service with Military Honors will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. - He first married Ruth Lorena Thayer on Sept. 25, 1948 in Jackson Co., MO. He second married Betty C. Bradley on Jan. 13, 1955 in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO. Marriage record says he married Marjorie Nell Stewart on Apr. 20, 1963 in Jackson Co., MO. Fohn Funeral Home
MO Marriage Records
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BERG, Orlan Charles Aug. 14, 1922
Allamakee Co., IA
Sept. 5, 1999
At Home, Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Orlan Charles Berg, 77, of Cassville, died at 8 a.m. September 5 at his home. He was a retired carpenter. No services are planned and he was cremated under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home of Cassville. - He was the son of Alfred K. Berg and Olga A. Hanson. Fohn Funeral Home
SS Claims Index
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BERNARD, Calvin Edmund Jan. 29, 1948
Deadwood, SD
Oct. 14, 2009
Washburn,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Son of Raymond Joseph and Dorothy Maye (McCord) Bernard. On February 14, 1972, in Evergreen, Colorado, he was united in marriage to Lynne Marie Tittes. He was preceded in death by his father and one niece, Dawn Tittes. Calvin received his education in Evergreen, Colorado, graduating from High School and continuing with one year of college. For two years he served in the United States Navy on the USS Barry and was a Vietnam Veteran. He worked as a construction worker for Jeremy Bernard Construction. Thirty-one years ago he moved to Washburn from Evergreen, Colorado to make his home. Barry Co. Advertiser
Oct. 21, 2009
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BEVER, Danny Joe July 23, 1956
Nevada, MO
May 8, 2006
Cox Hosp.,
Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Denezl and Dora (Money) Bever. He married Tammy Kettner on June 12, 1980, in Miami, Okla. Funeral Services were held Saturday. Arrangements were under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home. Bennett-Wormington
Funeral Home
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BICKFORD, Jack Robert May 16, 1924
Bartlesville, OK
Apr. 13, 2007
Cox South Hosp.,
Springfield,
Greene Co., MO
Research Note: Purdy, MO resident. He was the son of John and Gladis (Barnes) Bickford. He was a musician and auto mechanic, an Army veteran, and a member of Blessed Heights Worship Center in Cassville. He married Annie (Still) Bickford on November 3, 1994, in Stockton, California. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, at Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Springfield. - At age 25, he married Gayleen Howard, age 16, on Sept. 3, 1949 in Benton Co., AR. At age 27, he married Ruth Dalton, age 22, on Apr. 1, 1952 in Benton Co., AR. They were divorced in July 1972 in Mendocino Co., CA. He married Nancy Sell on Sept. 26, 1976 in Reno, NV. Buchanan Funeral Home
AR Marriage Records
CA Divorce Records
NV Marriage Records
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BIESEMEIER, Virginia Lee (NEILSEN) (GLANCY) (RUCKER) (PLYMATE) Apr. 5, 1936
Linwood, CA
Oct. 31, 2008
At Home,
Shell Knob,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Christian Thomas Neilsen and Opal Grace (Whisler) (Nieber) Glancy. Her mother, Opal, married William Sylvester Glancy and he adopted Virginia. Virginia Lee Neilsen married Houston A. Rucker on Mar. 28, 1953 in Pasco, Benton Co., WA (divorced). Virginia Lee Rucker, age 25, married Kenneth A. Plymate, age 30, on Dec. 23, 1961 in Santa Barbara, CA. They were divorced June 1967 in Santa Barbara, CA. She married John Biesemeier on April 12, 1969, in Lompoc, California. Survived by her husband, two sons and three daughters. Preceded in death by one son, Paul Rucker. Barry Co. Advertiser
Nov. 5, 2008
CA Birth Index
CA Marriage Index
CA Divorce Index
WA Marriage Index
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BINGHAM, Douglas D. Mar. 13, 1957
Springdale,
Washington Co., AR
Dec. 18, 2009
At Home, Wheaton,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was a son of Ben and Betty (Woods) Bingham. United in marriage to Penny Akers in 1995. He lived and grew up in California. In 1993, he moved from California to Missouri to make his home. He was a self-employed truck driver. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements were under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Cassville Democrat
Dec. 23, 2009
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BIRD, Petronella Anna (KRULEK) (WILLETT) Nov. 20, 1911
Kent, MI
Feb. 26, 2003
Cox South Hosp.,
Springfield,
Greene Co., MO
Research Note: Very little information on the obit. Shell Knob, Barry Co., MO resident. She was a retired registered nurse. The body has been cremated. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Dark Corner Cemetery in Gould, Arkansas, under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Shell Knob. - Daughter of Peter G. Krulek and Anna Vainavicz. - She first married Jack Willett in Sept. 1937 in New Orleans, LA. Williamson Funeral Home
SS Claims Index
LA Marriage Index
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BISHOP, Virginia R. (RIVIAS) Jan. 8, 1926
Columbus, GA
Oct. 3, 1999
At Home, Purdy,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Leo N. and Constance I. Morgan Rivias. She spent most of her life in Pensacola, Florida, and moved to Purdy in 1996. She was married to Wayne G. Bishop, and he preceded her in death July 17, 1996. No services are planned and the body has been cremated under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home of Cassville. Fohn Funeral Home
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BIZZELL, Ryan Davis July 8, 1982
Memphis, TN
Mar. 26, 2020
Willard Walker Hospice,
Fayetteville, AR
Research Note: Golden, Barry Co., MO resident. He was the son of Russell D. and Ivy (Smith) Bizzell. Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Elna Bizzell and Elizabeth and Melvin Smith. Ryan grew up and received his education in Tennessee graduating from Brighton High School. He then joined the United States Marines and after that moved back to Tennessee, and worked in Memphis as a meat cutter for a grocery store. In 2014 he moved to Missouri to make his home. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville, Missouri. Fohn Funeral Home
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BLACK, David Allen June 29, 1970
Idaho Falls, ID
Oct. 31, 2009
St. John's Hosp.,
Springfield,
Greene Co., MO
Research Note: Cassville, MO resident. He was a son of Chester R. and Sharon (Allgood) Black. On February 16, 1995, in Monett, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Kandy Ann Forbes. David moved to Cassville at a young age, receiving his education at Cassville. He resided at Seneca, Missouri for a short time, moving back to Cassville in 1990. Barry Co. Advertiser
Nov. 4, 2009
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BLAND, Susan Ann (DINKEL) Nov. 1, 1966
Denver, CO
May 27, 2010
At Home, Purdy,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Edgar and Donna Dinkel. On May 24, 1991, she was united in marriage to Dana Bland. She was preceded in death by three children, twin sons and one daughter, Tina. She grew up in Denver, Colorado, where she graduated from high school and went on to college. Susan, Dana, and children moved to Purdy, Missouri, February 6, 1996, to make their home. She was a homemaker who loved her family, traveling and being around horses. Fohn Funeral Home
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BLANKINSHIP, Calvin Mar. 27, 1933
New Madrid Co., MO
June 30, 2003
At Home, Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Conliff and Ruby Lucy Blankinship. He was in the Air Force serving in Korea and Vietnam. He was retired from the Air Force and also the U. S. Post Office. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Monett and Tom Wolfe Memorial Post 4207 Monett Veterans of Foreign Wars. He married Emma Jean on February 12, 1951. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Blankinship and Iris Drake. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 3, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home of Monett. Bennett-Wormington
Funeral Home
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BLAY, Randy Sept. 13, 1988
Hemet, CA
Sept. 19, 2008
Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was a son of Dan and Becky Blay. 2007 graduate of Purdy High School. Survived by 3 brothers and 8 sisters. He was preceded in death by one brother, Daniel Blay Jr. Cremation is under the direction of White Funeral Home of Cassville. Barry Co. Advertiser
Sept. 24, 2008
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BLEVINS, Barbara J. (MARTIN) Aug. 20, 1959
Kellogg, ID
Aug. 31, 2008
Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Rocky Comfort, MO resident. She was a daughter of Albert L. and Donna (Bonington) Martin. She is survived by her husband, one son, two step-sons, and one daughter. Barry Co. Advertiser
Sept. 3, 2008
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BLUE, Helen Mae (COPELAND) (HULBURT) (CALVIN) Sept. 11, 1913
Toledo, OH
Oct. 31, 2004
Cox Hosp., Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Harry J. and Cora M. (Hiney) Copeland. Helen Mae Copeland, age 19, married Donald L. Hulbert, age 19, on Oct. 16, 1931 in Williams, OH. Helen Mae (Copeland) Hulbert, age 31, married Frank E. Calvin, age 54, on July 20, 1944 in IN. She married Wayne J. Blue on June 21, 1954, in Bentonville, Arkansas, and he preceded her in death in 1991. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Delores Enyeart. The body has been cremated under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Cassville. No services are planned. Monett Times
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IN Marriage Records
OH Marriage Records
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BLUMFIELD, Della M. (ENRICI) Apr. 1, 1924
Cole Camp, KS
Feb. 13, 2008
Springfield,
Greene Co., MO
Research Note: Monett resident. She was a daughter of John and Grace (Cheski) Enrici. She married Edward Blumfield in 1974 in North Kansas City, and he preceded her in death in December of 1986. Survived by one daughter and one sister. The body has been cremated under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home of Monett and no services are planned. Barry Co. Advertiser
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BLURTON, Elizabeth B. (BEAN) (EVENSON) Sept. 11, 1913 Oct. 26, 2002
Monett Health Care,
Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Age 89 years. She lived in Pierce City the past 25 years. She was a retired U. S. Marshal in Los Angeles, California, and a member of the West Union Christian Church. Her husband preceded her in death. The body has been cremated under the direction of Wessell Funeral Home of Pierce City and no services are planned. - Elizabeth B. Evenson or Bean, age 56, married James R. Blurton, age 64, on Jan. 22, 1970 in Riverside, CA. Monett Times
Oct. 28, 2002
Mary Homesley
CA Marriage Index
SSDI
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BOGUE, Robert "Bob" E. Sept. 16, 1923
Greensburg, KS
Oct. 3, 2008
Shell Knob,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was a son of Dr. Joseph and Louise Bogue. During WWI, he joined the Marine Corp and served in the Pacific as a mechanic on the fighter F6F with the 533 Marine Nightfighter Squadron. Bob graduated from KSU with his degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1952. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Betty Young, and 2 brothers, Richard and Jim. Barry Co. Advertiser
Oct. 8, 2008
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BOHANAN, Oleta Elizabeth (COATNEY) Jan. 27, 1923
Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Mar. 15, 2010
Cox Hospital,
Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was a daughter of the late Morris Britton and Mary Elizabeth (Isbell) Coatney. She married Clarence Eugene Bohanan on August 19, 1940, in Monett and he preceded her in death. Oleta was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Clarence Eugene Bohanan; and one sister, Iolene Owens. Following cremation, no formal services are planned at this time. - Clarence is buried at IOOF Cemetery, Monett, MO with his first wife. Buchanan Funeral Home
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BOHMKE, Paul Richard May 27, 1928
Salt Lake City, UT
May 3, 2006
St. John's Hosp.,
Springfield,
Greene Co., MO
Research Note: Cassville, Barry Co., MO resident. He was the son of Paul Richard, Sr. and Amelia (Boiahr) Bohmke. He was united in marriage to Joan Barbara Riggins, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John and Erwin; one sister, Freda and one grandson. He received his education in Salt Lake City, Utah. After graduation from High School he entered the United States Navy and served his country for 28 years. He was a mail carrier for Hewlett Packard in Rancho Bernardo, Calif., for 15 years after his retirement from the Navy. In the year 2000 he moved to Missouri. He was of the Morman faith. A memorial service with military honors were held Tuesday at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, MO. Fohn Funeral Home
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BOOTH Billy "Alan" Sept. 24, 1940
Marlow, OK
Jan. 29, 2010
At Home, Exeter,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of William and Beatrice "Bea" (Parnell) Booth. On December 31, 1976, in Purdy, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Evelyn Starkey. Preceding him in death were his father and an infant daughter. Alan, as most people knew him, received his education in Oklahoma, graduating from Marlow High School. He graduated with honors from Vatterott Community College in Springfield. For several years he was employed as a heating and cooling installer for Ozark Air. Fohn Funeral Home
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BOOTH, Mark Kenneth Feb. 8, 1956
Des Moines, IA
Oct. 8, 2003
At Home, Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Son of Kenneth and Kay F. (Dickson) Booth. The body has been cremated under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Cassville, and no services are planned. Williamson Funeral Home
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BOTTORFF, James Leroy Oct. 30, 1932
St. Paul, MN
Mar. 26, 2011
At Home, Seligman,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Orval Benson Bottorff and Edith June (Stein) Bottorff. He was a member of the School Safety Patrol in St. Paul during 1946-47. He was a retired Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force, where he was a mail clerk, serving in Japan, Korea, made two secret missions to Viet Nam, and received the Air Force Commendation Medal. He was a drug abuse program director in California; worked for Banton Funeral Home in South Dakota as a mortician, ambulance driver and floral designer. He was a Presidential Aide to Richard Nixon and served in the Congress of the US House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. He worked for the Johnson, Arkansas Police Department and Washington Co. Sheriff's Office. He was a law enforcement office for the city of Seligman, Mo., Mayor Pro Temp, museum curator, alderman, and worked in the emergency management office. He had several pawn shops, gun shops, flea markets and auctions in the area, and was a member of the Rogers American Legion Post #100. He was a Lutheran and is preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, James Leroy Buttorff Jr.; and one sister, Patricia Parks. Cremation arrangements are by Sisco Funeral Home of Pea Ridge. Sisco Funeral Home
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BOURBEAU, David Michael June 14, 1958
Whittier, CA
Nov. 1, 2011
At Sister's Home,
Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Roland and Rosemary (Tuttle) Bourbeau. He was united in marriage to Nancy Hardison on February 5, 1982, in Whittier, California. David was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mary Ramsey. He grew up in California and graduated from El Camino High School. He was a self-employed linoleum installer. No services are planned at this time. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Fohn Funeral Home
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BOUSMAN, Linda Kim (ATTEBERY) Feb. 21, 1952
Kansas City, KS
At Home,
Shell Knob,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Jack and Betty (Langston) Attebery. On July 16, 1992, in Paola, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Raymond A. Bousman. Preceding her in death were her parents and a daughter, Billie Spalding. Kim, as most people knew her, grew up and received her education in Kansas City, Kansas, where she graduated from high school. For several years she was employed as a machine operator for Colgate Company in Kansas City, Kansas. Around 1998, she moved to Shell Knob, Missouri to make her home. She was a member of Bridgeway Assembly of God Church in Shell Knob. She was a minister and enjoyed reading her Bible. No services are scheduled at this time. Fohn Funeral Home
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BOWDEN, Charles Davis June 23, 1935
Oak Park, IL
Sept. 24, 2006
Red Rose Inn,
Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Washburn, Barry Co., MO resident. He was the son of Philip Francis and Mildred Beth (Koeppel) Bowden. He was a school teacher in Chicago, Illinois, and Hot Springs, Arkansas, for 14 years. He was an Army veteran, retiring after 25 years of service. He was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. He married Lottie Jane Bates on December 31, 1986, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by one brother, Philip. The body has been cremated under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home of Cassville. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Chicago, Illinois. Fohn Funeral Home
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BOWEN, William Leon May 2, 1941
Pine Bluff, AR
Aug. 21, 2008
St. John's Hosp.,
Berryville, AR
Research Note: Golden, Barry Co., MO resident. He was the son of Myrtle Clemmons. He was a truck driver for Wal-Mart for several years and a member of the Army National Guard. He attended the Assembly of God. He married Deborah Sue Johnson on October 28, 1977, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jeanie Bowen. The body has been cremated under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home of Shell Knob and no services are planned. Fohn Funeral Home
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BOYD, Marty Leon Mar. 10, 1967
Bentonville,
Benton Co., AR
Oct. 24, 2011
Rocky Comfort,
McDonald Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Billy W. and Laveta "Tweedle"(Ellis) Boyd. Marty received his education at Southwest School in Washburn and East Newton High School. He was currently enrolled in Crowder College. He was a self-employed musician and was an excellent lead guitarist. He spent time in Nashville, pursuing a music career. Some of his favorite pastimes were hunting, computers, horses and especially enjoyed spending time with his fiance Michele. He was also president of "Caring For Our Troops". Preceding him in death was his mother; paternal grandparents, Melvin and Minnie (Gasche) Boyd; two uncles, Calvin Boyd and James Ellis; two aunts, Kathryn Ellis and Connie Ellis and a cousin, Roger "Rod" Ellis. Phyllis' Note: Marty suffered a heart attack. He was a Cassville, MO resident. Fohn Funeral Home
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BRADEN, Kelli Rene (PARROTT) (KRAMER) Aug. 8, 1960
Oklahoma City, OK
Oct. 8, 2011
At Home, Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Grover Wiley Parrott and Carolyn Kaye (Birmingham) Parrott. Wife of Robert Lynn. Kelli has been taken for cremation. No formal services are planned at this time. Buchanan Funeral Home
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BRADSHAW, John Clay Sept. 14, 1951
Ward Co., TX
May 11, 2006
Cox Hosp.,
Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Monett, MO resident. He was the son of Lee McKeller and Mable Virginia (Perry) Bradshaw. He was a support manager at Jack Henry and Associates in Monett. Visitation celebration of life will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett. Bennett-Wormington
Funeral Home
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BRAND, Charles George Jan. 6, 1945
Middletown, IA
Sept. 29, 2008
At Home, Wheaton,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was a son of Willard C. and Wilma Helen (Finn) Brand. U.S. Navy veteran Apr. 1962 to May 1964. He was a member of the Moose Lodge. He had been employed as a truck driver. Survived by three sons and three daughters. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James. Cremation arrangements were by Wheaton Funeral Home, Wheaton. No services will be held. Barry Co. Advertiser
Oct. 8, 2008
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BRANDT, Bonnie (LETTS) (BARTKOSKI) Apr. 9, 1929
Jane,
McDonald Co., MO
Jan. 5, 2016
Cox South Hosp.,
Springfield,
Greene Co., MO
Research Note: Purdy, Barry Co., MO resident. She was the daughter of the late William Ernest and Margaret Belle (Murhurn) Letts. She first married Arthur John Saloga. She second married William Bartkoski. She was united in marriage on January 13, 1984 in Purdy, Missouri to William (Bill) Brandt; he preceded her in death on December 3, 1988. She was retired from Tyson Foods in Monett and was of Lutheran Faith. She was cremated. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Missouri. Bennett-Wormington
Funeral Home
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BREWER, Joe Ann Mar. 1, 1924
Fort Smith, AR
Oct. 12, 2003
Red Rose Inn,
Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Miss Brewer was a telephone company supervisor. The body was cremated. Burial was in Rose Lawn Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas, under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Shell Knob. - She was the daughter of Clarence U. Brewer and Josephine Leake. Williamson Funeral Home
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BREYEL, Rilla Dean (WOLFE) June 21, 1934
Sand Springs, OK
Dec. 6, 2003
Monett Health Care,
Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Lawrence Newton and Bonnie Lea (Shockey) Wolfe. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. She married John Joseph Breyel on February 20, 1954, in Little Rock, Arkansas, and he preceded her in death December 16, 1998. She was preceded in death by one son, Gregory, in 1973. - She has stone with her husband at Olinger Highland Cemetery, Thornton, Adams Co., CO. No death date. Buchanan Funeral Home
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BRIGHAM, William Joseph July 27, 1921
Springfield,
Greene Co., MO
June 3, 1999
VA Hosp.,
Mt. Vernon, MO
Research Note: Monett, MO resident. He was the son of Elga and Clarence Brigham. He attended Aurora High School and graduated from Drury College in Springfield. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II. He worked in real estate and was a painter and sculptor. Survived by 2 sons and 2 daughters. Graveside services were 1 p.m. today, June 7, at National Cemetery in Springfield under the direction of Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Home of Springfield. Lohmeyer Funeral Home
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BRISTOL, Debra Michelle, (RODGERS) (BELTER) (WILLIAMS) Feb. 9, 1966
Hobbs, NM
Dec. 6, 2005
At Home, Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Jimmie and Ella (Sumner) Rodgers. Wife of Doug Williams. She graduated from High School in Hobbs, N. M., then attended three years of business college. In 2001, she moved from Tyler, Texas, to Cassville to make her home. A memorial service will be held Saturday in Center, Texas. Fohn Funeral Home
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BROCKMUELLER, Jerry Dean Nov. 5, 1945
Freeman, SD
Nov. 25, 2009
St. John's Hosp.,
Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Jenkins, MO resident. He was the son of David and Eileen (Bousfield) Brockmueller, who preceded him in death. He grew up farming and graduated from Freeman High School in May 1963. He also attended two years of college. In 1972, he changed careers and started cross-country truck driving. Most recently, he was a truck driver for Adams Trucking in Aurora. he moved from Mt. Vernon to Jenkins to make his home 25 years ago. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Fohn Funeral Home
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BROOKS, John Wasson "Jack" Mar. 14, 1918
Kansas City, MO
Feb. 28, 2007
Barry Co. Care,
Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Exeter, Barry Co., MO resident. He was the son of Harold and Aileen (Wasson) Brooks. He was a welder. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He moved to Exeter in 2002. He married Mary M. Morris on December 31, 1952, in Kansas City, and she preceded him in death October 15, 1981. He was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Brooks; and one grandchild. The body has been cremated under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home of Cassville. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. tomorrow, March 3, at the Exeter Lions Club building. Fohn Funeral Home
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BROOKS, Wanda Lea (CAMPBELL) Sept. 17, 1944 Aug. 7, 2011
Cox South Hosp.,
Springfield,
Greene Co., MO
Research Note: Monett, Barry Co., MO resident. She was the daughter of the late John and Clara (McCorkendale) Campbell. She was united in marriage on February 9, 1964 to Clarence Brooks in Marionville, MO, he preceded her in death on September 5, 1998. She worked at Crosslines after retiring from Jumping Jack Shoes. She was a member of the Shoal Creek Revival Church in Pierce City. She was preceded in death by both her parents, John and Clara, husband Clarence, one brother: Ellis Campbell; and one sister: Etta Smith. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Shoal Creek Revival Church in Pierce City. Bennett-Wormington
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BROUGHTON, William Carl Mar. 21, 1964
Cleveland, OH
Dec. 29, 2005
At Home, Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Robert Lee and Patricia Jean (Brown) Broughton. He worked at International Dehydrated Foods in shipping and receiving. The body has been cremated under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home of Monett and no services are planned. Buchanan Funeral Home
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BROUILLETTE, Marilyn Joan (WATSON) (DEMEULLE) July 7, 1944
Fitchburg, MA
Mar. 18, 2006
Springfield,
Greene Co., MO
Research Note: Marilyn was survived by one brother, Norman Watson, of Rockaway Beach, MO. Although she lived in Pierce City, just over the Lawrence County line, she spent a lot of time in Barry Co. Her family elected not to have a service, and she didn't even have an obituary in the local paper. - SS Claims Index: June 1962: Name listed as MARILYN JOAN WATSON; May 1970: Name listed as MARILYN JOAN DEMEULLE; 29 Aug. 1978: Name listed as MARILYN J BROUILLETTE; 19 Aug. 1988: Name listed as MARILYN JOAN BROUILLETTE. Personal Knowledge
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BROWN, Daniel George Sept. 30, 1957
Nova Scotia, Canada
Sept. 11, 2009
At Home, Seligman,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Son of the son of Lester Ross Brown and Leona G. (Maclean) (Brown) Erwin. He was preceded in death by his father. At the age of 3, he and his family moved to Massachusetts where they lived until they moved to California in 1972. He graduated from Fountain Valley High School in Fountain Valley, Calif., and joined the United States Army at the age of 17. After serving his country, he became a truck driver. He drove all over the United States and sometimes to Canada. He moved to Seligman seven years ago to make his home. He was a member of American Legion Post 0018 and attended Irwin-Easley Post 118, Cassville. Memorial services with military honors were held Tuesday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Fohn Funeral Home
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BROWN James Ronald "Rusty" July 22, 1948
Barry Co., MO
Oct. 25, 2003
Barry Co. Care,
Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Son of James R. Brown and Letha E. Norris. He was a truck driver for a produce company. He attended Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses and was a member of North America Hunting Club. He married Gena Thomas on July 12, 1983, in Monett. He was preceded in death by his father, James R. Brown; and one grandchild. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. tomorrow, October 28, at Chesapeake Cemetery near Mt. Vernon, MO. Fohn Funeral Home
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BROWN, Lucille Hildagard (WALTRIP) Apr. 27, 1927
Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Mar. 27, 2006
At Home, Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Manford and Ida (Buening) Waltrip. She married Glenis Brown, and he preceded her in death in 1971. She was preceded in death by four brothers. Memorials may be made to the Monett Senior Center. Bennett-Wormington
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BROWN, William Boland Jan. 6, 1932
Chicago,
Cook Co., IL
Apr. 14, 2003
At Home,
Shell Knob,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: William B. Brown, 71, of Shell Knob, died at 9:34 p.m. April 14 at his home. Mr. Brown was a retired kitchen equipment company manager and a Marine Corps veteran. No services are planned and the body has been cremated under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home of Branson. - He was the son of David James Brown and Winifred Ann Boland. William B. Brown, age 22, first married Gloria B. Campbell, age 19, on May 22, 1954 in Los Angeles Co., CA. Divorced in 1958 in Orange Co., CA. William B. Brown, age 27, second married Wanda L. Isbell, age 21, on Nov. 27, 1959 in Los Angeles Co., CA. Monett Times
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BROWNE, Leatha Lee "Jimmie" (BRANNAN) May 14, 1920
Eldorado Springs, MO
Nov. 16, 2003
At Home, Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Frank and Minnie (Scott) Brannan. She was a retired elementary school teacher and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monett. She married Robert J. Browne on July 26, 1944, in Fort Scott, Kansas. The body has been cremated and burial will be 1 p.m. Friday, November 21, at Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Springfield under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home of Monett. Buchanan Funeral Home
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BRYAN, Jimmie "Jim" Rex June 26, 1936
Hamilton, MO
Sept. 27, 2006
At Home,
Shell Knob,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Son of Ralph Wilson Bryan and Lois Frances Murrell. He was a graduate of Wichita High School East in Wichita, Kansas. He was an Army veteran. He worked several years for P. B. Hoidale Company in Wichita, Kansas, and moved to Shell Knob in 1996. He was a member of Eagles Lodge and Grace Community Fellowship Church. He married Marie Dolores Lucero on September 14, 1960, in Bonaire, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Bryan. Memorial services were 11 a.m. today, October 2, at Grace Community Fellowship Church in Shell Knob. Fohn Funeral Home
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BUCHANAN, Cary Ray Aug. 8, 1949
Spokane, WA
Aug. 15, 2000
At Home, Eagle Rock,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Age 51 years. Mr. Buchanan was a machinist and an Army veteran. Son of Lindell Ray Buchanan and Dorothy Maude Cary. No services are planned and cremation is under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Cassville. Monett Times
Aug. 18, 2000
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BUCK, Arthur Wilson, Jr. Oct. 14, 1925
Bristol, PA
Nov. 20, 2008
At Home, Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Arthur Buck Sr. and Gladys (Tomlinson) Buck. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a draftsman and engineer for an oven manufacturing company, a Lutheran, and past commander of Erwin-Easley American Legion Post 118 in Cassville. He married Darlene Natalie Hillesland on January 13, 1945. He was preceded in death by one son and one grandchild. Burial with military honors will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield. Fohn Funeral Home
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BUCK, Darlene Natalie (HILLESLAND) July 29, 1926
Harmony, MN
Oct. 20, 2011
At Home, Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of George and Gladys (Halisy) Hillesland. She was united in marriage to Arthur "Art" Wilson Buck, Jr., on January 13, 1945, in St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Croyden, Pennsylvania. Art preceded her in death on November 20, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one son, Michael Jerome Buck, one granddaughter, Natalie Jeanne Nehf and one brother, George Hillesland. Darlene grew up and received her education in Harmony, Minnesota. She and Art owned and operated a donut shop which they named after themselves, Dart's Bakery and Lunch Counter in Cassville. She made beautiful cakes, including wedding cakes and was known at the "Cookie Grandma" who always sent a bag of cookies with the children as they were leaving. She and Art were active members of the Erwin Easley American Legion Post 118 and Auxiliary in Cassville and each served as President of their units the same year. After the children were grown, they traveled to Norway, England and Ireland, as well as, sightseeing around the United States. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cassville. She and Art were active members of the Erwin Easley American Legion Post 118 and Auxiliary in Cassville and each served as President of their units the same year. After the children were grown, they traveled to Norway, England and Ireland, as well as, sightseeing around the United States. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cassville. Fohn Funeral Home
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BUELL, Genevieve Charlotte (JOHNSON) Apr. 2, 1939
Foreston, MN
Mar. 21, 2020
At Home, Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of the late Elmer and Violet (Nelson) Johnson. She was united in marriage on March 16, 1963 in Joliet, Illinois to Robert Buell Sr.; he preceded her in death on January 26, 2018. She was preceded in death by both her parents her husband Robert Buell Sr. and one son: Robert Buell Jr. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced upon completion. - Arrangements had not been updated by Apr. 6, 2020. Bennett-Wormington
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BUENNING, Lester Don Mar. 29, 1958
Monett,
Barry Co., MO
July 8, 2010
Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was a son of Eldon and Myrtle A. "Peggy" (Hinton) Buenning, buried in Monett IOOF Cemetery. On June 28, 1980, in Monett, he was united in marriage to Cathy Ann (Crane) Durbam. Lester grew up and received his education at Monett, where he lived his entire life. He drove a truck for Friend Tire and United Van Lines, before he worked at EFCO as a floor manager. His parents owned and operated Monett Laundry and Dry Cleaning for over forty years. Fohn Funeral Home
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BUETTNER, Gustav "Karl" Jan. 21, 1917
Christians Koog,
Germany
Dec. 21, 2010
St. John's Hosp.,
Springfield,
Greene Co., MO
Research Note: Shell Knob, Barry Co., MO resident. He was the son of August and Alivina (Hess) Buettner. On June 26, 1954, in Winnepeg, Canada, he was united in marriage to Annelene Bergfleth. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother. Karl grew up and received his education in Wohrden, Germany, receiving his masters degree in auto mechanics. During World War II he served as a Sergeant in the Tank Division in Germany and from 1945 until 1949 he was in the war camp in Odessa Russia. After the war he moved to Matteson, Illinois and was a tool and die maker for Ford Motor Company in Chicago Heights. In 1981, he and Annelene moved to Shell Knob to make their home. No services are scheduled at this time. Fohn Funeral Home
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BULL, Evelyn Emma (HAUBER) Aug. 26, 1903
Deposit, NY
Apr. 18, 2001
Barry Co. Hosp.,
Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter or Sarah Annette (Fisher) and Otto Hauber. She graduated from Deposit High School and from Nurse's Training in Johnson City, New York. She had been a registered nurse. She moved to Cassville in 1989. She served as secretary of the Women's Missionary Fellowship Circle of the First Christian Church in Cassville and was active in the Golden Harvest Club of Cassville. She was a member of the Ozark Christian Church of rural Monett. She married Frederick Weed Bull on August 16, 1928 in Broome Co., NY, and he preceded her in death September 16, 1981. He is buried at Floral Park Cemetery, Johnson City, Broome Co., NY. She was preceded in death by three brothers. Arrangements are under the direction of Ayre-Goodwin-Lee Funeral Home of Springfield. Monett Times
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BUNCH, Byron Dean July 6, 1939
Neelyville, IL
Feb. 2, 2021 Research Note: Shell Knob, Barry Co., MO resident. He was the son of the late Warren and Martha (Vortman) Bunch. He was united in marriage on July 6, 1963 in Jacksonville, Illinois to Dixie Metcalf. He was a retired Civil Engineer working in aviation was of Baptist Faith and a member of the NRA and the Wichita Skeet Club. Private family services for Byron are being held at a later date. Bennett-Wormington
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BUNTIN, Leland Russell Feb. 3, 1923
Bogard,
Carroll Co., AR
Oct. 19, 2002
At Home,
Shell Knob,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the first born of Carmon Russell Buntin and Gladys Standley Buntin. When he was three, the family moved to Oklahoma where his five siblings were born. The family attended a little country school in Pawnee, Oklahoma and graduated from the eighth grade. He was baptized in Mesa, Arizona as a young man, and later in life served as a vestryman of Emmanual Episcopal Church in Olathe, Kansas. When he was almost sixteen the family returned to near Bogard, Missouri to be near his Mother's family. Tragedy struck when his father died just two years later. Leland and his brother Cliff continued to farm and support the family. In those days there was no social security for widows and orphans, so the family worked together to put food on the table and wood in the stove. In 1944, Leland married (Doris) Jean Williams of Hale, Missouri. That was the same year he entered the US Army and served as a rifleman in the European Theater. He was wounded in March 1945 and awarded the purple heart. He returned to the United States to recuperate at military hospitals in Colorado and Texas. Discharged in 1945, he came home to Missouri. Leland and Jean joined his mother and siblings in Arizona, where they had moved for his mother's health. It was in Arizona that he learned the carpentry trade. In 1951, Leland, Jean and their two children returned to live in the Kansas City area of Missouri. Leland supervised the building of schools, hospitals and churches as construction superintendent for a large firm. Kansas City and the surrounding area were badly flooded in 1951, forcing many fur bearing mammals into the smaller streams. During that first winter, Leland set a trapline, getting up very early to run the line, working a long day, and running the line again after work to harvest the furs and prepare the hides. Through his love of fishing, he learned about the White River area and brought the family camping on the river near where Campbell Piont marina is now located on Table Rock Lake. In 1959 they bought the home to which they would eventually retire. Shell Knob was the vacation and weekend home many years. In the 60's, it was a full time home for two years while Leland built the Methodist Church at Aurora and worked on construction projects at Silver Dollar City. Retiring in 1983 meant time to enjoy coffee on the deck in the morning, swimming in the evening, and fishing whenever the mood would strike. Leland enjoyed square dancing and he and Jean served as officers for a number of years. He volunteered his skills to the Community Building and served on the board and as president. He served on the board for the Sports Complex and gave hours of labor to the ball park. A chain saw, 11 gallons of gas, and many many hours of hard work helped turn a nearly impassible county line road into the thoroughfare we know as YY9. His favored gift to the community was hard work and building expertise. He gave joyfully, but quietly and without fanfare. It was his way. - The body has been cremated. Burial will be at a later date at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield under direction of Greenland Funeral Home South Findagrave.com
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BURASCO, Edith L. (PATTERSON) Mar. 16, 1911
Decatur, AR
Dec. 3, 2003
Monett Health Care,
Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Buford and Nettie Jane (Killsaw) Patterson. She married Frank Burasco on October 3, 1934, in Pineville, and he preceded her in death in 1997. Burial will be in Farmington Cemetery in Farmington, Arkansas. Bennett-Wormington
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BURGER, Darrell D. Aug. 8, 1926
Redline, IA
Nov. 4, 2008
Cox South Hosp.,
Springfield,
Greene Co., MO
Research Note: Cassville resident, formerly of Harlan, Iowa. He was a son of Otis and Helen (Erickson) Burger. He was united in marriage to Clara Irene Johansen on August 1, 1943, who preceded him in death in August 1970. He operated Harlan Mechanical Contractor in Harlan, Iowa, until retiring in 2000 and moving to Cassville. He was a city councilman and mayor in Harlan and a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Harlan. He married Marcia Stofferson Findlay on May 19, 1975, in Omaha, Nebraska. Survived by two sons and three daughters. The body has been cremated under the direction of White Funeral Home of Cassville Barry Co. Advertiser
Nov. 12, 2008
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BURGESS, Robert D. Mar. 6, 1986
Houston, TX
Aug. 3, 2003
MO
Research Note: He moved to Cassville three years ago from Dallas, Texas, and would have been a senior this fall at Cassville High School. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Cassville. Son of David Buford Burgess and Debbra Haverkamp Holley. Services will be 10 a.m. tomorrow, August 6, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Cassville with Rev. John Roach officiating. The body will then be cremated under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Cassville. Williamson Funeral Home
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BURNETT, June Elberta (KEYES) June 15, 1919
St. Louis, MO
Apr. 13, 2004
At Home, Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: She was the daughter of Elbert and Carrie (Peppersack) Keyes. She was a lithographer for several years. She moved to Cassville 27 years ago. She was a member of the Eastern Star for over 50 years and the White Shrine Jerusalem in Jennings. She has been an active leader in Camp Fire Girls. She was a member of the Mano Community Association, Cassville Golf Club, and president and secretary of the Women's Golf League. She married Ralph Burnett on June 4, 1938. She was preceded in death by one sister, Deloris Stamper. No services are planned with cremation under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home of Cassville. Fohn Funeral Home
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BURNHAM, Claybern Junior Apr. 30, 1923
New Bloomfield, MO
Aug. 9, 2002
At Home,
Shell Knob,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Claybern and Rena (DeAtley) Burnham. He was a 1941 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia and an Army veteran of World War II. He owned and operated a nightclub and restaurant and later worked for Boeing Aircraft as union representative. He moved to Shell Knob in 1970 and installed printing presses throughout the world. He was a Shriner and had been a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and Eagles Lodge. He married Harriet Alma Thurman on February 23, 1968, in Mulvane, Kansas. The body has been cremated under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Shell Knob. Williamson Funeral Home
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BUTLER, Jammie Otto Oct. 29, 1931
Englewood, KS
Dec. 25, 2001
Monett Health Care,
Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Cassville, MO resident. He was the son of Sidney O. and Amanda E. (Thompson) Butler. He worked road construction in Greensburg, Kansas and moved to Missouri in 1994. He was a member of the Church of God International in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He married Gwyneth J. McClaflin on April 2, 1970. He was preceded in death by one brother. The body has been cremated. Burial will be in Butler Cemetery in Englewood, Kansas, under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Cassville. - Also married to Claudine Jane Pyle. Williamson Funeral Home
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BUTLER, Ray Gene Aug. 27, 1960
Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Sept. 3, 2010
At Home, Cassville,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: He was the son of Claud and Doris (Edwards) Butler, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his grandparents. Ray Gene received his education at Reeds Spring, Missouri, where he graduated from high school. For several years he was employed with Forrest Products as a security guard and was employed with Tyson's in Monett over fifteen years. Most of his life was spent in and around Cassville. No services are planned. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Fohn Funeral Home
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BYERS, Douglas Eugene Dec. 29, 1976
Siloam Springs, AR
Feb. 12, 2000
Cox Hosp.,
Monett,
Barry Co., MO
Research Note: Seligman, MO resident. He was the son of Robert Eugene and Lillian (Pigeon) Byers. He was a former employee of B and D Poultry in Seligman. Survived by a son and daughter. Memorial services will be at a later date under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home of Monett. Bennett-Wormington
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