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Florence Maxine George

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Florence Maxine George born August 25, 1927 in Mountain Grove, Missouri to her parents, Henry Albert Higby and Lilly Pearl (Adams) Higby. Florence passed away at Mountain View Health Care in Mountain View, Missouri, Wednesday evening, September 28, 2011 making her age 84 years.

She was united in marriage to Clarence A. Frans. To their union one son Larry was born. After Clarence passed away Florence was married John George.

Florence was known to many as Maxine or even Flo. She worked at Borden’s Manufacturing in St. Louis, Missouri for many years. When she retired she moved to Summersville, where she enjoyed many years of friendship in the community. She was a faithful member of the Praise and Worship Church in Summersville until she became to ill to attend. She loved the Cardinal Baseball Team, Cardinal red birds and reading.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lilly Pearl and Henry Albert, 5 brothers, Carl, Eugene, Alvin, Earl and Delmar, 3 sisters, Sylvia Barton and Delma Higby, and Odessa Faye Foster.

Florence is survived by her son Larry Frans and wife Barbara of House Springs, Missouri; 2 grandson, Larry Frans Jr. and wife Jamie, Jeffrey Frans and wife April; 1 granddaughter Bethany Mortensen and husband Rick, her great grandchildren, Kathi Lynn, Jack and Owen Frans, Lillie and Jackson Frans, Avin and Zelia Mortensen and her twin brother Lawrence (Russ) Higby of St. Louis, Missouri, and the many friends she has made in the Summersville area.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 10:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville with Rev. Arvel Schweighauser officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


Beulah Mae Brawley

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Beulah Mae Brawley was born May 8, 1928 on the Upper Jacks Fork in Texas County, Missouri near the Arroll Community to her parents, Ervie Woolsey and Thelma Mae (Cox) Woolsey. Beulah passed away at the St. John’s Health Center in Springfield, Missouri on Wednesday afternoon, September 21, 2011 making her age 83 years.

She was united in marriage to Dallas William Brawley, March 18, 1952 to their union they were blessed with 7 children, Junior, James, Brenda, Linda, Cheryl, Randy and Ricky. She devoted her life to her family, caring for her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had a generous ability to love those she came in contact with.

She and Dallas attended the First Baptist Church in Summersville where she was a member for 55 years. She was a faithful servant, reading her Bible daily, and spending time in prayer.

Beulah is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Dallas Brawley, her parents, Ervie and Thelma Woolsey, brother Hubert Woolsey, and son-in-law Ron Clark.

Beulah is survived by her children, Junior Brawley and wife Marlene; James Brawley and wife Helen; Brenda Wuertley and husband Charles; Linda Barnes and husband Lyle all of the Summersville, Missouri area; Cheryl Clark of Montier, Missouri, Randy Brawley and wife Cindy of Mountain Grove, Missouri, Ricky Brawley and wife Anita of Summersville, Missouri; 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren to be born, 1 brother Edgar Woolsey of Pueblo, Colorado, 2 sisters-in-law, Thela Greear of Summersville, Missouri and Pauline Woolsey of Mountain View, Missouri, 1 brother-in-law Ralph Bay of Collinsville, Illinois.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 1:00 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Tommy Boyd and Rev. Emmett Bradford Officiating. Interment will be in Flat Woods Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


Albert Dwaine (John) Young

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Albert Dwaine Young, the son of William Leroy Young and Ruby Genevive Massengill was born May 31, 1941 in Rolla, Missouri and passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2011 while at the Relais Bonne Eau in Edwardsville, Illinois making his age 70 years.

He was united in marriage to Janet Cox and to their union 2 children were born, John Allen and Tracy Lynn. After Janet’s death he moved to Summersville. John later was united in marriage to Ileen Garman.

John was in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1964. He worked as a Humane Officer, and a Granite City Police Officer in Granite City, Illinois, retiring from the police force.

After John and Ileen’s divorce, he moved to St. Charles to be near his daughter Tracy, and her husband Rick, and daughter-in-law Donna, and his 3 grandchildren.

Preceding John in death are his father William Leroy Young, mother Ruby Smith and his step-father William E. Smith, his son John Allen, and brothers, Billy Gene Young and Ronnie Young.

John is survived by his daughter, Tracy Smith and husband Rick of St. Charles, Missouri, his daughter-in-law Donna Young of Granite City, Illinois, 3 grandchildren, Carl Smith, Marissa Smith and Sarah Young; 4 sisters, Evelyn Venarsky and husband Charles of Maryville, Illinois, Beverly Roos of Salem, Missouri, Helen Hayden and husband Jimmy of Granite City, Illinois, Linda Bilbrey and husband Mike of Edwardsville, Illinois and 1 brother Lonnie Smith and wife Kelly of Edwardsville, Illinois, and a God-daughter, Karla Ann Venarsky Meyer and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held on Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Pastor Randy Wilken officiating. Interment will be in Summersville City Cemetery with Military Honors; under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville


William Thurman Sykes

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William Thurman Sykes (WT) the son of James Oscar Sykes and Gladys (Steelman) Sykes was born December 21, 1929 in Hartshorn, Missouri. He passed away at his home early Sunday morning, August 21, 2011 in Summersville, Missouri surround by his family, making his age 81 years.

He was united in marriage to Mable Marie Bradway, May 29, 1950, making their union together 58 years before her death in August of 2008. To their union five children were born Sharon, Terry, Gary, Rhonda and Randy. On September 12, 2009 he married Evelyn Bryson Crane.

Thurman was a carpenter and built many homes in the area. He enjoyed gardening and giving his produce to others, especially those without gardens. Thurman accepted Christ in1976 and attended church until his health permitted otherwise. He was always willing to lend a hand to others, especially when a church needed help in building. He helped with building Summersville Assembly of God and Midvale Church and others in the area.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Oscar and Gladys Sykes, his first wife Mable, one brother Raymond Sykes, four sisters, Ethel and Ileda Sykes, Bertha Ray, and Alta Hogan.

He is survived by his wife Evelyn Sykes of the home in Summersville, two daughters, Sharon Odom and husband Darrell; Rhonda Holden and husband Sonny all of Summersville, Missouri; three sons, Gary Sykes and wife Kathy of Winfield, Missouri, Terry Sykes and wife Crissann of Wentzville, Missouri; Randy Sykes and wife Paula of West Plains, Missouri; 14 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, one brother Leroy Sykes and wife Aline of Hillsboro, Missouri, six sisters, Thelma Pitman, Ruby Bradway, Evelyn Richards Alton and husband Bill, Myrtle Young and husband Dean all of Summersville, Missouri, Mildred Pyatt and husband Willard of Salem, Missouri, and Juanita Orchard and husband Richard of Hillsboro, Missouri; step children, Andree Havens and husband Ray, Raymond Crane and wife Christine, Billy Lee Crane and wife Linda, Howard Crane and wife Dana all of the Summersville, Missouri area. Thurman is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other family members.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, August 23, 2001 at 11:00 Am with Rev. Janet Jackson and Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


Dorothy Darline Stoops

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Dorothy Darline Stoops the daughter of George Thomas Plummer and Nettie A. (Lynch) Plummer was born in Lyons, Colorado on January 8, 1930. Dorothy went home to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, August 18, 2011 at the Mountain View Health Care in Mountain View, Missouri making her age 81 years.

Dorothy and Leland Stoops were united in marriage at Salem, Arkansas, Oct 30, 1948 making their union together 60 years before Leland death in 2008. To their union 4 children were born, Junior, Rhonda, Steven and Rick.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband Leland, her parents, George and Nettie Plummer, two sisters, Etta Keeling and Lois Lampkins, one brother Paul Plummer, and one grandson, Derick Stoops.

Surviving are her children, Junior Stoops and wife Pat of Cabool, Missouri, Rhonda Tharp and husband Dick of West Plains, Missouri, Steven Stoops and wife Janet of Ellington, Missouri, Rick Stoops wife Sheila of West Plains, Missouri and 2 sisters, Jewel Percy and Neva Crabtree both of Mountain View, Missouri, a host of nieces, nephews and friends, 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and 1 great grandchild on the way.

She became a Christian at a young age, and was faithful to her faith. She ministered along with her husband Leland as they pastored several area churches. She enjoyed singing gospel songs, and loved music. She liked going to the area nursing homes to visit with the residents. She liked camping, and being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her Lord and her family were her life.

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and whispered “Come with me.” With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away, and though we love you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands were put to rest. God broke our heart to prove to us... He only takes the best.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, August 22, 2011 at 11:00 Am with Rev. Gary Steelman, Rev. Gary Larson, and Rev. Emmett Bradford officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday evening at Bradford Funeral Home with Family time at 4 Pm and friends from 5 to 8 PM. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


Nona Louise Capps

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Nona Louise Capps, the daughter of Robert David Cole and Malissia Elizabeth (Mogan) Cole was born March 31, 1936 in Hartshorn, Missouri. Nona passed away at her home in Dora, Missouri surrounded by her loved ones, Tuesday evening, August 9, 2011 making her age 75 years.

She later married Larry Capps, March 5, 1988 making their union together 23 years. To their union they were blessed with Larry’s children, Chris, Glen and Leslea.

Larry and Nona lived in Iowa and then moved in December 1996 to Missouri to be near Nona’s children and family. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were foster parents for over 19 children in a four-year time span.

Nona was a child at heart and it showed through her sense of humor and quick wit. She loved all her children, they were drawn to her as she was to them. She had love for interior decorating and home cooking, which was done with love to make everyone feel special. She enjoyed being outside working in her flower gardens, bird watching or just a lazy day of fishing. Her love of God and music were combined when she sang in the church choir and played the tambourine. She and Larry attended the Sweetin Pond Church in Dora.

Nona is preceded in death by her father Dave Cole, her mother Malissia Cole, sister Nellie Dewitt, brother Henry Cole, sister Silvia Dewitt, sister Pearlie Garman, and brother Jessie (Sonny)Cole.

She is survived by her husband Larry Capps of the home in Dora, son Michael Schweighauser and wife Beverly of West Plains, Missouri, daughter Linda Bradley and husband Larry of Summersville, Missouri, daughter Elaine Svoboda and husband Ed of Arnold, Missouri, son Don Schweighauser and wife Debbie of Raymondville, Missouri, Teresea Zumwatt and husband Michael of Holden, Missouri, Chris Ritter and husband Bob of Davenport, Iowa, Glen Capps and wife Diane of Davenport Iowa, and Leslea Howell of Davenport, Iowa, sisters, Della Yingling of Licking, Missouri, Betty Hartman Springfield, Ohio, Faye Cooley and husband Ralph of Summersville, Missouri, Leona Ramirez and husband Ruben of Wichita, Kansas, and brother Charles Cole and wife Gwen of Ozark, Missouri. Nona was also blessed with 25 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren and 2 more great grandchildren on the way.

Our hearts are saddened and broken to lose Nona, but we are happy she now abides in her new home where she knows no suffering and pain.

Funeral Services: Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 1 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. James Poole and Rev. Richard Martin officiating. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery in Hartshorn, Missouri under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. In Lieu of flowers memorials maybe made to the Cancer Society, The Gideon’s or Riverway’s Hospice.


Oscar Benjamin Cunningham

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Oscar Benjamin Cunningham arrived in this world of Pastor Silas Cunningham and Della Davis Cunningham, July 2, 1927, near Oakside, Missouri. God ushered him in Heaven August 4, 2011 at the age of 84 years.

Oscar grew into a happy young man and married Gladys Elaine Reese January 3, 1946 they having a good marriage for 65 years. Raising three of God’s blessings, Dewayne Cunningham now a preacher, Barbara Chapman a good wife and mother, Joyce Crumpley, a retired school teacher from Willard High School.

The Cunningham cherished their 10 grand children, Christy, Sarah, Karen, Krista, Holly, Kent, Kerry, Ginger, Angel and Justin, also their 15 great grandchildren.

Oscar is the only one left of his family. His mother, father, sister and her family are in heaven.

Oscar gave his life to the Lord under his father’s ministry at the Oakside Church in November 1953, at the age of 26 years. He answered the call to preach in 1954 and told Gladys while going across the bridge of the Missouri River, as they then lived in Galesburg, Illinois.

In November 1956 they answered the call for Home Missions in Ava, Missouri. They served the Lord with the American Sunday School Missions for over 43 years, organizing Sunday Schools, teaching Vacation Bible School and preaching many revivals. The beginning of Sunday School in the United States was birthed by the old mission board of the American Sunday School Union.

Oscar and Gladys built, owned and directed the Camp J-O-Y Bible Camp near Ava, Missouri. It still is winning youth to the Lord after over 40 years, under the capable direction and owner Van Kelly. They hosted 21 trips to the Bible Lands and preached in 9 foreign countries on Mission trips.

Oscar’s health became in such a way that he had to give up the camp work and they moved to Springfield, becoming a member and Sunday school teacher at the Seminole Baptist Temple. However they still say, “The Ava people were the greatest to work with.” Gladys says “the Lord the Bible, my husband and my children were and are the joys of my life.

Oscar served in the Navy during the time of World War II. He also he graduated from the Thomas Road Bible Academy, in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at the Seminole Baptist Temple in Springfield, Missouri at 2:00 Pm with Rev. Reg Kelly and Rev. Don Baier officiating. Interment will be in Hazelwood Cemetery in Springfield. Visitation will be held at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville on Friday evening August 5, from 5 to 8 Pm. Arrangements were under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Louise Marion Olson

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Louise Marion Olson, 87, was born November 8, 1923, on a farm south of Regent, ND to Christ and Marie (Ness) Krogh and departed her earthly life on August 4, 2011, at the Kabul Nursing Home, Cabool, MO. She completed the eight year education program at the rural school, Alden #2, near her home. On October 3, 1943, she was united in marriage to Lester (Bud) Olson. To this union, four children were born. Louise was a full-time homemaker and mother. She enjoyed cooking and baking delicious goodies for the enjoyment of her family and friends, and was always on the "look out" for a new recipe to try. She also spent many enjoyable hours tending her flower and vegetable gardens.

In her later life, she enjoyed playing cards with friends, walking to the store and post office and visiting with friends along the way. She missed those walks and her friends when she moved to Missouri to be near her son in Sept of 2003 due to health issues. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Regent, ND. She was baptized at the Richland Lutheran Church and confirmed at Faith Lutheran Church, formerly known as English Lutheran Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Curtis; daughter-in-law, Laura Olson; sister, Margie Krug and brother, Clarence Krogh.

She is survived by her children Richard Olson and wife Julie, Lochbuie, CO; Wes Olson, Summersville, MO; and Charlene Lantz and husband Richard Bergerson, Mott, ND; seven grandchildren: Robbie Olson, Ricky Olson and wife Karen, Dion Olson and wife Rachel, Alicia Osei and husband Damien, Kristi Olson, Michael Lantz, Anthony Lantz and wife Janice; great granddaughter Arian Olson and expected great granddaughter in September; two sisters, Orlean Rysavy, Portland, OR, and Joyce Gatzke and husband Herb, Regent, ND, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were held at Mott; North Dakota, Monday August 8, 2011 at 10:00 AM. Interment was in Regent Cemetery in Regent, North Dakota. Local arrangements were under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Patrick L. Barnes

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Patrick L. Barnes the son of Oscar F. and Betty J. (Eyeman) Barnes was born March 4, 1955 at Ulysses, Kansas. He passed away at the home of Phyllis Barnes Tuesday evening, July 26, 2011 at 7:07 pm making his age 56 years 4 months and 22 days.

He had two daughters, Crystal and Amber and one step-son KC. He also had one stillborn daughter. Patrick worked as a lineman for Pioneer Electric for many years.

He is survived by his children, Crystal Barnes of Johnson, Kansas; Amber Leblanc of Johnson, Kansas; and stepson KC McCabe of Oklahoma; two brothers, Kenny Barnes of Summersville, Missouri and Garry Barnes of Ulysses, Kansas; two sisters, Pam Reigel of Elk Creek, Missouri, and Shirley Stpierre of San Antonio, Texas, and many nieces and nephews.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date with Interment in Black Pond Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


Robert (Bob) Huffman

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Robert Franklin Huffman, the son of Elba Huffman and Celia {Tune} Huffman was born January 28, 1936 at Summersville, Missouri. Bob passed away at his home in Summersville, surrounded by his loved ones, on Sunday morning, July 10, 2011, making his age 75 years 5 month and 12 days.

Bob and was united in marriage to Marjorie Dixon on May 28, 1955 making their union together 56 years. They were blessed with 5 children, Brenda, Kathy, Lonnie, Debbie and Michael.

Bob was a member of the Fundamental Bible Baptist Church in Summersville. He worked as a foreman at Thompson Charcoal for many years. Due to ill health for several years, he has been unable to do many of the things he enjoyed. He loved having his family and especially his grandchildren around him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Elba and Celia Huffman, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Othel and Bertie Dixon.

Bob is survived by his wife Marjorie Huffman of the home, his children, Brenda Bryant and husband Terry of Mountain View, Missouri, Kathy Daniels and husband Tommy of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Lonnie Huffman and wife Becky of Mountain View, Missouri, Debbie Cook and husband Ernie of Hartshorn, Missouri, Michael Huffman and wife Tracie of Eunice, Missouri, grandchildren, Cody Bryant, Jackie Bryant, Christopher Bryant, Rochelle Whitten, William Wilkins, Carrie Houck, Kyle King, Tyler Huffman, Leland Huffman, Haley Huffman, Lindsey Huffman, and 10 great grandchildren, 1 sister, Mary Jo Vines of Bolivar, Missouri. Bob will be missed by many other family members and friends who also loved him.

Services were held Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 10:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Chester Webster officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Eula Mae Brim

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Eula Mae Brim was born to Jasper Effner Stringer and Dollie (Morgan) Stringer February 8, 1938 at home in Hartshorn, MO. She passed away Tuesday, July 19th, 2011, making her age 73 years, 5 months and 11 days.

Eula was united in marriage to Bobby Dale Labbee. To this union 5 children were born. She later married Carl Otis Brim and to this union 1 child was born and Carl's two sons became part of this family of 9. Eula is preceded in death by her father Jasper Effner Stringer, her mother Dollie Stringer, her husband Carl Otis Brim; 5 brothers, Lynn Eugene Stringer, Melton George, Bill Jackson, William John Stringer and James Lee Stringer; 2 sisters, Linda Kaye Stringer and Pauline Stringer McGalliard; two daughters, Sandra Labbee and Sherry Collins; 3 stepsons, Carl Eugene Brim, Donald Brim and James Ashmore, 3 grandsons, Bryan Stewart, Brad Kinserlow and Elijah Romines and 1 granddaughter Mariah Stark.

She is survived by her children, Larry Labbee of Hartshorn, Bobby and wife Ronda Labbee of Elk Creek, Rhonda Shoults and husband David of Hartshorn, Billy and wife Sharon Labbee of Hartshorn and Tim and wife Dawna Labbee of Elkland, MO, Ronnie and wife Barbara of Willow Springs, two sisters, Evelyn DeWitt and Elsie Carmack both of Hartshorn, MO, and one brother Joe Stringer of Bakersfield, California; 21 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren with two more expected soon and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Eula was a very loving mother to her own children and a host of other children who would enter her door and be welcomed as if they were her own. Eula had a special relationship with each of her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Her grandchildren will miss Grandma’s homemade biscuits and the stash of gum she always had for them. She always had a ready smile and a helping hand whenever she was needed. She was a true blessing to her family, friends and neighbors and the void caused by her passing will be felt by all who knew and loved her.

Services were held on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


James (Jim) Earl Barton

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James (Jim) Earl Barton also loving called Mr. B, was born in Hartshorn, Missouri, December 20, 1926 to his parents, Charles Monroe Barton and Vena Delpha Crabtree Barton. Jim passed away Friday, June 17, 2011 at his home in St. Peters, Missouri making his age 84 years.

He grew up in the Hartshorn/Summersville Community where he attended school. On May 3, 1947 he married his beloved wife Merry (Billie) Pendland. They celebrated 56 years together before her death in January 2004. They were blessed with 6 children, Doug, Darell, Gary, Anita, Robert, and Denise.

He and Billie moved to the St. Peters area shortly after their marriage and he resided there until his death, Jim worked as a carpenter building residential homes for over 40 years. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, who enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his wife Billie, one son Darell, his parents, Charley and Vena Barton, 4 brothers, Virgil, Cecil, Ralph, and Elmer, 3 sisters, Marie Goetz, Mildred Cook, and Ola Mae Harmon.

Jim is survived by his children, Doug Barton and wife Delores of St. Charles, Missouri, Gary Barton and wife Donna of O’Fallon, Missouri, Anita Smith and husband Bill of Salem, Missouri, Robert Barton and Vicki of the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, Denis King and husband John of Moscow Mills, Missouri, a daughter-in-law Shirley Barton of St. Peters, Missouri, 22 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Jim is also survived by two sisters, Thelma McKee of Summersville, Missouri, June Stark and husband Elvin of Ivanhoe, Texas, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 Pm Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. A family and friends luncheon will be held at the Summersville VFW after Interment.


Robin Elizabeth Hodges

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Robin Elizabeth Hodges was born in Nebraska City, Nebraska on July18, 1969 to Robert C. Hodges and Elizabeth L. Ahrens Lidgett. Robin departed this life at Eminence, Missouri, May 29, 2011 making her age 41 years 10 months and 11 days.

Robin was raised in Glenwood, Iowa where she attended Glenwood High School. In 1983 her family moved to Silver City, Iowa on a farm where Galen Lidgett became her step-father and helped Elizabeth raise Robin and her sister as his own.

Robin was blessed with three children whom she loved very much, Robert, Jessica, and Jennifer.
Robin worked in the health care industry, where she did home health for the elderly. She also worked at Bluffs Run Casino and Hillside Manor, where she would take home patients and took them on picnics. When her grandparents became ill Robin would stay with them and do everything she could. Robin was a past resident of Silver City, Iowa where she raised her children, until moving to the Summersville, Missouri area.

Robin was very kind and loved taking care of anyone and anything. She loved animals and would take any animal in, she loved her 8 dogs and many cats. She was a blue jean and t-shirt person who enjoyed nature and camping. She really enjoyed her granddaughter Bryleigh, who was her pride and joy.

Preceding Robin in death are her step-father Galen Lidgett, grandparents, John and Bonnie Ahrens, and uncle Bill Jensen.

Robin leaves to mourn her passing, her three children, Robert Hodges, Jessica Dresher and Fiancee’ Eric Brawley, and Jennier Dresher, all of the Summersville, Missouri area; her beloved granddaughter Bryleigh Brawley of Summersville, Missouri; her mother, Elizabeth Lidgett; sister Tonia Sargisian and husband Autm, also of Summersville, Missouri, aunt Charolette Jensen of Glenwood, Iowa; uncle John and wife Bea of Hastings, Iowa; and a host of cousins in Iowa and Nebraska. She also leaves many friends from Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri.

Missouri Funeral Services: Visitation will be held Wednesday evening June 1st from 6 to 8 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville, Missouri.

owa Funeral Services will be held at Peterson Mortuary in Glenwood, Iowa on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 1:00 PM. Visitation will be held Friday evening, June 3 from 6 to 8 PM. Burial will be at St. Johns Cemetery in Nehawka, Nebraska under the care of Peterson Mortuary.


Zachary Allen Williams

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Zachary Allen Williams was born June 19, 1998 at Fort Leonard Wood Memorial Community Hospital in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to Franklin Eugene Williams and Tammy Renee Clark Niederhelman. He lost his life in the tornado at Joplin, Missouri, Sunday evening, May 22, 2011 making his age 12 years 11 months and 3 days.

Zach was a student at East Middle School in Joplin where he attended the 7th grade. He attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Joplin. Zach was a happy person who would strike up a conservation with anyone. He enjoyed hot wheel cars, legos, riding his bike, and spending time with his friends. He was looking forward to his summer vacation, so he could spend more time with family and read more of his favorite books.

He is preceded in death by his great grandpa’s, Howard Jackson and R.L. Clark, great great grandfather Pearl Jaco, great grandmother Maxine Clark, great great grandmother Gladys Jaco.

Zach is survived by his mother Tammy Niederhelman and husband Tony of Joplin, Missouri; his father Frank Williams and wife Valerie of Mayesville, North Carolina, brother Andy Williams of Mayesville, North Carolina, grandparents Earnest and Kathy Clark of Summersville, Missouri; grandparents Jim and Kathleen Williams of Summersville, Missouri, Helen and Frank Jones of Terre Haute, Indiana; great grandmother Lillie Jackson of Summersville, MO, uncle’s and aunt’s, Chad and Billie Clark and children, Austin and Brittani and future son-in-law Levi of Nesho, MO, Jim Williams of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Warren Williams and wife Vicki of St. Louis, Missouri, Cindy Heller Springfield, Missouri, several great uncles and aunts, cousins and friends.

Memorials Services will be held Monday, May 30, 2011 at 1 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Jackson officiating. Visitation will begin at 11 AM on Monday until service time at 1PM. Arrangements under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


Lucille L. Rodgers

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Lucille Lorene Rodgers age 88, was born January 8, 1923 in Cherryvale, Kansas to Claude E. Farrow and Lucy Murfin Farrow. Lucille peacefully departed this life Thursday, May 19, 2011 at her daughter’s home in Rineyville, Kentucky.

Lucille was united in marriage to Dudley Austin Rodgers on August 28, 1946, making their union together 53 years before Dudley’s death in April 2000. They were blessed with four children, three daughters, Beverly, Sheron and Debra, and one son Daniel.

Lucille was a member of the Summersville Methodist Church were she and Dudley were faithful servants.

Lucille was a faithful member of the Order of Eastern Star Summersville Chapter 363. She joined on July 10, 1981, serving several times as Worthy Matron. In 2006 she received her 25 year pin. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 7222; serving in any way needed.

Lucille and Dudley moved to the Summersville area in 1977 and owned the True Value Hardware Store for 19 years before retiring.

Lucille is preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Lucy, husband Dudley and brother John Wesley, son-in-law Daniel Hendrix, and great grandson Randy Lee Dury.

Lucille is survived by her four children, Beverly Ann Hendrix of Colorado Spring, Colorado; Sheron Lee Williamson and husband Richard of Rineyville, Kentucky, Debra Sue Donegan of Liverpool, New York, and Daniel Joseph Rodgers and wife Patricia of Hillsdale, New Jersey, 7 grandchildren, Mina Lee Fox, Zena Marie Hendrix, Dani Luann Howling of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Michelle Lee Blair of Bardstown, Kentucky, Andrew Donegan and Daniel Michael Donegan of Liverpool, New York, Katherine Colette Rodgers of Hillsdale, New Jersey, 3 great grandchildren, Cassandra Arlene Sloan, Lori Ann Sloan of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Darren Lee Drury of Mountain Washington, Kentucky and 1 great great grandson Jacob Sloan, and host of other family members and the many friends who loved her.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 28th, 2011 at 11:00 Am at the Summersville Methodist Church in Summersville with Pastor Kim Hutter officiating. The VFW White Rose Ceremony will also be performed at the funeral service. Visitation will be held Friday evening at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel from 5:30 to 8:00 PM with Order of Easter Star Services at 7:30 PM. Interment will be in the Antioch Cemetery in Hartshorn, Missouri. Arrangements are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


Mary (Betty) Elizabeth Shaw

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Mary (Betty) Elizabeth Shaw age 82, passed away March 25, 2011 at the Mountain View Health Care. She was born October 28, 1928 at Arroll, Missouri, the daughter of Robert Ivan and Lena Grace (Sterns) Taber.

She was married to Chester (Chet) Shaw August 14, 1946, making their union together 51 years before Chet passed away on September 25, 1997. To their union 5 daughters were born, Wanda Pauline, Donna Sue, Deborah Elizabeth, Cheta Lynn and Alesia Ann.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Summersville. Betty worked for many years at the Summersville Angelica Uniform Factory. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Chet, her parents, Robert and Lena, three sisters Margaret Hurt, Francis Maupin, and Dorothy Grace Taber, one brother Jon Taber, two infant siblings, Myrtle and Clyde Taber, and one grandson, Nathan Shaw McVicker.

She is survived by 5 daughters, Wanda Cooley and husband Pug of Mountain View, Missouri; Donna Franklin and husband Mike of Sedalia, Missouri, Debbie McVicker and husband Billy of Mountain View, Missouri, Cheta Currence and husband Don of Ozark, Missouri, and Alesia Talley and husband Chuck of Springfield, Missouri, 10 grandchildren, Becky, Valerie, Sandra, Halena, Kelly, Katie, Matt, Adam, Hannah and Leah, 11 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. > She was loved by all who knew her.

Funeral Services: Monday, March 28, 2011 at 10:00 Am at the Faith Baptist Church in Summersville, with Rev. Don Currence officiating. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Robert B. Born

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Robert B. Born the son of John and Dorothy (Murphy) Born was born December 18, 1941 in Litchfield, Illinois and passed away at his home in Summersville, Missouri (His favorite place in the world!) on Saturday, March 19, 2011, making his age 69 years.

Bob was united in marriage to Janice E. Knowles on March 27, 1963. To their union two children were born, Tamara Renee and Brenda Diane.

He started out his working life at Sandy's in Decatur and went on to work at Grigoliet and Firestone before deciding to go into business for himself with Born's Shell, which he operated for the next 20 years before retiring and moving down to Summersville. He was a avid hunter and loved spending time with friends floating down the river.

He was preceded in death by his father John Born, mother Dorothy German and stepfather Charlie German.

Surviving are his daughters, Tamara R. (Born) and her husband Craig Hite, Brenda D. (Born) and her husband Preston Bainter, grandchildren, Holly M. (Hite) and her husband Nathan Swigert, Eric Hite and Jace Hite. Brothers, Jim Andrews and his wife Bernadine of Atwood, Il, Mark Dowd of Summersville, Mo, Kent Born of Decatur, Il and Lynn Born of Decatur, Il. Sister Kathleen Taylor and her husband Gene of Waynesville, Ill.

There will be a memorial service In his honor held at the AMVETS Local #125 aka (Guzzlin Goat) on Saturday March 26, 2011, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Mr. Born was cremated under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


Brooke D’Este’ Thomure

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Brooke D’Este’ Thomure, age 13 was born January 28, 1998, at West Plains, Missouri and went with the Angels to Heaven on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the family home in Alton.

Brooke has been confined to her home due to her disabilities, but found pleasure in many things. She loved attending Green Valley State School in Springfield where she was the joy of the class. She brought such joy and love to her family with her smiles and beautiful ways.

She is preceded in death by her great grandparents, James and Maxine Estes, Jim Sweet, and great great grandparents Archie and Alva Bird.

She is survived by her mother and step-father Becky and Jimmy Gammon of Alton, Missouri, father Steve Thomure of West Plains, Missouri, 2 brothers, Seth Thomure-Gammon, and Broady Thomure-Gammon of Alton, Missouri, 1 sister Sara Thomure-Gammon and fiancee’ Mitch of Sparta, Missouri; grandparents, Donnie and Wanda Martin of Sparta, Missouri, Emmett and Roberta Thomure of Mountain View, Missouri; Deloris Johnson of West Plains, and great grandmother Ida Mae Sweet of Sparta ; her uncle Jerry Don Martin and Katie. She is also survived by many aunts and uncles who loved her and host of other family members.

The Angels in Heaven now have a new Angel in God's Choir.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Bradford officiating. Interment was in Oakside Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral home of Summersville.


Juanita Fay Wilkins

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Juanita Fay Ferrell Wilkins the daughter of George Ferrell and Dovie Redurn was born August 11, 1926 at Thayer, Missouri and passed away at her home in Prairie Grove, Arkansas on Sunday, February 6, 2011 making her age 84 years 5 months and 25 days.

Juanita was married to Ruban Doyla Wilkins December 6, 1942 and to their union 4 children were born, William Doyal, Betty Sue, Darrell Lynn, and David Lee.

Juanita was a homemaker and enjoyed caring for her family. Her hobbies included croqueting, and tending to her flower garden.

Preceding Juanita in death her husband Doyal, two sons, William Doyal, and David Lee, and one brother Paul Lester Ferrell.

Survivng are her children, daughter Betty Sue Wilkins, son Darrell and wife Sam all of the Prairie Grove, Arkansas area; 9 grandchildren, Kenneth Doyal, Lynnita Lea, Rubecca Suzette, Stephen Shawn, William Glenn, Doyal Brent, William Brad, Amanda Nicole, Brian William, and 10 great grandchildren and one great great grandson, and a sister Louise Mooney and husband Leland. Juanita is also survived by several nieces, nephews and a host of other family members.

Funeral Services are Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 2:00 Pm at Shiloh Church near Alton, Missouri with Rev. Leland Mooney officiating. Interment was in Shiloh Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


Thurman Jay Burks

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Thurman Jay Burks was born Sep. 7th 1940 at Hattie, MO, the son of Henry Alpha Burks and Lula (Payne) Burks. He departed his life January 31st 2011, at Cox Hospital in Springfield, MO, making his age 70 years.

Thurman was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Alpha and Lula (Payne) Burks, three sisters Dorothy Burks, Eva Burks, Irene Mattison, five brothers Harry Burks, Thurlo Burks, Earl Burks, and Raymond Burks, one step brother, Troy Woolsey.

Surviving siblings are Reba Leigh of Atlanta, IL, Ralph Burks of St. Joseph MO, Ruth Hightower of Birch Tree, MO, Iva Mattson of Summersville, MO, Bonnie Carter of Pekin, IL, Erma Cassidy of Marquette Hyts Il, Alvin Burks of Denver CO, Jim Burks of Mountain View, MO, Linda Rose of Summerville, SC, Wilbur Burks of Mountain View, MO, step sister Dorothy Mays of Morton, WA, step brothers, Herman Woolsey of Mountain View, MO, Milford Woolsey of Mountain View, MO, and Wilford Woolsey of Mountain View, MO.

Thurman had many nieces and nephews. Much Appreciation goes to his nephew Jeremy Burks who made it possible for Thurman to come home to Mountain View where he enjoyed the last of his life living at Mountain View Health Care. Although our hearts are heavy in his passing we feel he was very fortunate to have Jeremy’s kindness and care in seeing that all his needs were met.

Services under the care of Bradford Funeral Home with memorial graveside services on September 3rd, 2011 beside his Mother in the Arroll Cemetery.


Vineta Eleanor Terrill

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Vineta Eleanor Terrill was born October 20th, 1920 to her parents, A. H. (Herb) Green and Ethel Ivy (Paschall) Green at Thomasville, Missouri and passed away after a lengthy illness at the Mountain View Health Care in Mountain View, Missouri, Wednesday evening, January 19, 2011 making her age 90 years.

Vineta and Estil Carlos Terrill were united in marriage June 26, 1939. To this union two children were born, Junior Charles and Betty Jean. Estil passed away in 2006 making their union 66 years at his death.

Vineta worked for many years at the Angelica Uniform Factory in Summersville, retiring after 30 plus years of service. She also was active in the family farming and enjoyed helping with the cattle.

She is preceded in death by her husband Estil, parents, A.H. (Herb) and Ethel Green, 3 brothers, Arthur, Harold and Ansel Green and daughter-in-law Carlotta.

Vineta is survived by her children, son Junior Terrill and wife Betty of Cedar Hill, Missouri, daughter Betty Allsopp of Pinckneyville, Illinois, 9 grand children, Valerie Keene, Tracy Terrill. William Keene, Nicholas Terrill, Tonya Terrill, Linda Keene, Tammy Keene, John Keene, Matt Terrill, 12 great grandchildren, Adrianna Thurber, William Keene Jr., Charles Allsopp, David Taggart, Danyell Taggart,Curtis Lamb, Justin Terrill, Kristen Terrill, Nicholas Terrill, Ashley Terrill, Kailee Terrill, Jayden Terrill, 8 great great grandchildren, Tamara, Kayla, Arianna, and Lillian Keene, Taylor Taggart, Travis Rust, Elijah Terrill, and Tymothie Case. Her only surviving sibling, Effie Holden of Wappello, Missouri also survives Vineta and her brother and sisters-in-law, Dwain and Wilma Lee Terrill, Wilma Davis, Lillian Terrill, Opal Terrill, Ruby Terrill, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.

Funeral Services: Monday January 24, 2011 at 10 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville, Missouri with Rev. Ron Beaver and Rev. Herbert Tuttle officiating. Visitation Sunday Evening January 23, 2011 at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Black Pond Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Wilma J. Colter

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Wilma J. Colter the daughter of Bill and Mary (Peters) Miller was born April 19, 1932 at Doe Run, Missouri, and passed away at 6:50 Pm on Friday, January 14, 2011 making her age 78 years 8 months and 25 days.

Wilma was united in marriage to Ivan D. Colter, January 27, 1951. To their union 5 children were born, Sharon Colter, Sheila Kamyk, Steve Colter, Gary Colter, and Angela Colter. Diane (Gestmeyer) Connelly entered into their marriage at 11 months and became Ivan’s first child.

She was a member of the American Legion Post 890 Ladies Auxiliary, Raymondville, Missouri. She enjoyed attending Crossroads Community Church. She was a homemaker and loved being a Certified Nurses Technician taking care of the elderly.

Wilma enjoyed cooking and sharing her delicious meals. Her pastimes included playing cards with family and friends, reading the Bible, working cross-word puzzles, most of all having her family close to her.

Wilma was baptized at the age of 13 along with her sister, Juanita who was 16, at the Reformation Church of God in St. Louis. They both felt the Holy Spirit so gloriously as if they had wings and could have flown away.

Wilma wished to have a spiritual experience and the last words she heard was a prayer. She wanted to be remembered as a hospitable person helping family members in their time of need. Her most precious belief or faith was in Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. When ask “What fears do you have about dying?’ She said, “I leave my fears to God.” She wanted to tell her loved ones, “Go to the Lord and stay with him in Jesus Name. She realized so many of her wishes the last few months of her life.

Preceding in death: William M. Miller Sr., mother Mary Esther (Peters) Heine, brother William M. Miller Jr., sisters, Ruth I. Miller, and Linda L. Cappiello, daughter Diane R. Connelly, husband Ivan D. Colter.

Surviving are her brother G. Mack Miller (Helen), sister Juanita J. Barton (Jim), her children Sharon J. Colter, Sheila K. Kamyk, Steve P. Colter and Gary L. Colter, and Angela E. Colter.

Funeral Services: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville, Mo with Rev. Dorvan Stringer and Rev. Emmett Bradford officiating. Interment was in Midvale Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Morris Eugene "GENE" Roberts

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Morris Eugene "GENE" Roberts, age 82, son of the late Floyd Montgomery and Anna Estella (Murfin) Roberts was born October 15, 1928 at Hartshorn, MO. He passed away January 12, 2011.

He was united in marriage to Gloria Irene Green, July 19, 1950 in West Plains, MO, making their union together 52 years. To their union four children were born: Patricia, Norma, Mona and Teresa.

Gene graduated from Summersville High School at the age of 17. After high school he enlisted in the service for 3 years in the Army Air Force. He served his country during World War II in Okinawa. During his time there he played several different instruments in a band entertaining NCO's and Officers Clubs. After he got out of the service he started collecting records. He accumulated thousands of albums and 45's.

At the age of 21, he married Gloria Green. Gene and Gloria were long time residents of House Springs, MO.

Gene went to work for the railroad later in marriage after trying several other jobs. He was a telegraph operator and retired after 39 years. He started volunteering as a disc jockey on the side for several different radio stations. He loved playing requests for his many devoted fans. Through the years he won many awards for the "Best Station" playing country-western bluegrass music. He also co-wrote several songs through the years that were played on the air. During his last years as a DJ he named his program "Country Junction Bluegrass Function." Gene is listed in the Country Music"Who's Who" 2003 history of Country Music personalities of the Greater St. Louis area.

Preceding Gene in death are his parents and wife Gloria.

Gene is survived by his daughters, Pat Moyer of High Ridge, MO.; Norma Skelton of Versailles, MO.; Mona Roberts and Teresa Lucas both of House Springs, MO; five grandchildren, Gary and Joshua Britton, Kristopher and Jennifer Skelton and Amanda Salters; eight great grandchildren: Jeffrey, Gavin, Grace, Matilyn, Gabriel, Caleb, Bryan and Savannah; brothers-in-law Gordon Green of Hartshorn MO and Glenn Green of Summersville, MO, his Aunt Marie (Murfin) Michel of Summersville, MO, his uncle Clarence Murfin of Valley Mills, CA.

He was a kind person to anyone he met and a loving husband and father. He will be truly missed by family and friends.

Funeral services: Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Bradford Funeral Home with Rev. Glenn Green officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville, MO.


Don Smith

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Don Smith the son of Thurman E. and Stella Mae Smith was born October 18, 1929 in Cedar Grove, Missouri and went to rest in the arms of Jesus, Thursday morning, January 6, 2011 at the Texas County Memorial Hospital, making his age 81 years 2 months and 18 days.

He was united in marriage to Wilma Lavern Sullivan, April 11, 1952, at Bales Street Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri making their union together 55 years and 4 months before Wilma’s death on August 29, 2007. To their union three children were born: Dianna, Rhonda, Dan Allen.

He was baptized April 27, 1980 at the Valley Center Baptist Church, where he later became a member. He worked at carpentry in Kansas City, Missouri area and was a member of the Carpenter’s Union Local 43. After retiring from the Kansas City area, he then returned to the family home near Hartshorn. Don built many homes in the local area after his retirement. He loved spending time with his family, especially the times when all his family could be together. He instilled in his children and grandchildren a strong moral and work ethic. He spent many hours feeding the hummingbirds, squirrels and other birds in his yard. His hobby was tending to his lawn, which he kept beautiful. He and Wilma were there for anyone in need, and went out of their way to help others.

Preceding Don in death are his parents, Thurman and Stella Mae Smith, his wife Wilma, a grandson Edwin Wuertley, son-in-law Doran Overby, 2 brothers, Don’s twin Dan Smith and brother James Smith, 3 sisters, Joyce Sullivan, Lavern Sullivan, Mary Cousins.

Surviving are his children, Dianna Hickman and husband Butch of Kansas City, Missouri, Rhonda Dooley and husband Pat of Licking, Missouri, Dan Allen Smith and wife Jeannie of Licking, Missouri, five grandchildren, Candee Luther and husband Steve; Sgt. Tyler Smith and wife Lara; Melissa Colbert, Ethan Smith, Daronda Overby, step-grandchildren, Amanda and Arron Untch; Brandon Hickman and Justin Hickman, great grandchildren, Siara and Cameron Luther, Wyatt and Carson Smith, Chase and Jessie Hickman, Leah Hickman, Rebecca and Emily Untch, three sisters, Louise Amato of Licking, Missouri, Edna Cooper and husband Roy of Illinois, Virginia McKamey of Michigan, one brother Max Smith and wife Doris of California; three sisters-in-law, Lucille Denton, Geraldine Hogan and Dorothy Sullivan, and host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2:00 Pm, at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Leon Michel officiating. Interment was in Smith Cemetery near Hartshorn, under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


Donald “Ray” Branson

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Donald “Ray” Branson the son of the late Charles Oscar Branson and Lenora Ethel Clayton Branson was born July 5, 1931 at Rual Dolores, Colorado and passed away at West Plains, Missouri Friday, December 24, 2010 making his age 79 years, 5 months and 19 days.

He was united in marriage to Georgia Bryan, June 22, 1953 making their union together 57 years. To their union two children were born, David and Helen.

Ray was a member of the Church of Christ of Lebanon, Colorado. He served in the United States Navy from March 1951 to 1955. He worked as a self-employed brick layer for about 40 years. Ray enjoyed painting pictures for family and friends, spending time in his garden, fishing with Georgia on Norfork Lake. Most of all he loved spending time with his kids, grandkids and great grandkids.

Preceding Ray in death are his parents, Charles and Lenora, 4 brothers, Robert, Vernon, Irvin and Harald, two sisters, Fern and Ruth, brothers-in-law Victor, Harvey and Walter, and sister-in-law Clio.

He is survived by his wife Georgia of the home, children David Branson and wife Nancy of Houston, Missouri, Helen Brawley and husband James of Summersville, Missouri. grandchildren, Elizabeth Tharp and husband Loren of Springfield, Missouri, Sara Jo Flora and husband James of Pleasant Hope, Missouri, Brandon Brawley and wife Becky of Hartshorn, Missouri, Pamela Smith and husband Keith of Summersville, Missouri, Shanna Frazier and husband Tobias of Marshfield, Missouri, Timothy (T.J.) Brawley of Summersville, Missouri deployed to Afghanistan and Kayla Brooks of Summersville, Missouri, great grandchildren, Brayden Brawley, J.J. Wilson, Austin Smith, Reagyn Frazier, Abby Flora, Ellie Flora, J.D. Flora, brother, Reed Branson (Margie) of Dolores, Colorado, sisters, Eva Lisenburry of Chula Vista, California, Margaret Fiskdal of Cameron Park, California, brother-in-law Robert Bryan (Inez) of Monticello, Utah, sister-in-law Margaret Williford of Cortez, Colorado.

Graveside Services: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 11:00 Am at Ozark Cemetery with Rev. Kendall Ford officiating. Interment in Ozark Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


Faye Terrill

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Debra Faye Summers Terrill the daughter of Charles Howard (Tinker) Summers and Nora Mae Farrow Summers was born September 2, 1951 in Mountain View, Missouri and passed away at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, Missouri Tuesday, December 21, 2010 making her age 59 years 3months and 19 days.

Faye graduated from Summersville R II School. Faye worked for many years at Angelica Uniform Factory until her health forced her to quit work. She was a talented seamstress, making many of her own patterns and original designs.

She married Gary Steven Terrill in 1987. To this union she brought two daughters, Chris Savan and Ryna Dawn and to the marriage Gary brought two daughters, Cynthia Jeanette and Regina Elizabeth. Her heart was broken when Gary passed away in December 1999.

Faye was active in the Summersville Community serving on the Summersville Chamber of Commerce in almost every office, serving as City Councilwoman, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 7222. She was the driving force behind Summersville Veterans Park Square. Faye was very proud to find a way to honors all veterans, especially her husband Gary’s memory.

Faye was diagnosed with high blood pressure and diabetes, then when her kidneys began failing she started dialysis. Even with failing health she was interested in helping her family and her community.

Preceding Faye in death are her parents, Tinker and Nora Mae Summers, her husband Gary, sister Pauline Stewart, 2 brothers, Denny Summers and a infant brother Everett Summers, grandson-in-law Brock Gaston, nephew Paul Stewart, niece Kim Labbee, father-in-law and mother-in-law Norman and Jane Terrill, and a brother-in-law Danny Terrill.

She is survived by her two daughters, Chris Summers of Mountain View, Missouri, Ryna Broce of Hartshorn, Missouri, step-daughters, Cynthia Jones and Regina Carter of both of Fort Worth, Texas, twin sister Kay Howell and husband Bill of Hartshorn, Missouri, two brothers, Jerry Summers and wife Billie of Ozark, Missouri, Charles Summers and wife Deanna of Summersville, Missouri, brother-in-law Amos Stewart, her beloved grandchildren, Samantha Broce, Kenzy Gaston, Bobbi Jo Clubbs, Jamie Summers and Brandi White, step grandchildren Derrik, Courtney, Mariah, and Sabrina, great grand children, Evie, Keagan, Cash and Cailey, also Gary’s family, the Norman and Jane Terrill Family Faye is also survived by many nephews, nieces and cousins, and many friends who loved her.

Funeral Services: Friday, December 24, 2010 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Atchison officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6 to 8 Pm. Interment in Black Pond Cemetery near Summersville under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Dianna Sue Heiney Barton Dawes

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Dianna Sue Heiney Barton Dawes was born to Daniel Thomas and Edna Marie Headrick Heiney in Houston, Missouri on March 17, 1967, and passed away November 2, 2010 at Dixon, Missouri from a vehicle accident making her age 43 years.

She spent most of her childhood in Hartshorn and she attended school in Summersville. She loved to visit with her family and friends. She loved taking care of Alysia and making a home for her boys.

She moved to the Dixon area in 2000, where she and her boys had made their home. She enjoyed the friends she had made in Dixon. She collected angels and loved giving her handmade flower arrangements to those she loved.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Marie Heiney, one brother Vernon Heiney, a infant sister Mary Louise, and her son Ivan Lee.

Dianna is survived by her sons, Kenneth Daniel, Cory Wayne, and James Robert of the home, three grandchildren, Kenneth, Jeanie, and Alysia, her fiancee’ Kenny Wagner. Dianna is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Mona Lewis and her husband Wilber of Eunice, Missouri; Joyce Franklin and husband Tom of Yukon, Missouri, Ivan Heiney and his wife Julie of Eunice, Missouri, Daniel Heiney and his wife Beth of Houston, Missouri, Vera Franklin of Willow Springs, Missouri, Jim Heiney and wife Dianne of Licking, Missouri, Robert Heiney and wife Betty of Winona, Missouri. Dianna will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Interment was in Black Pond Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


Ivan Lee Barton

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Ivan Lee Barton was born October 14, 1991 to Kenny Barton and Dianna Heiney Barton Dawes, in Houston, Missouri and passed away in Dixon, Missouri due to a vehicle accident making his age 19 years.

Ivan, his mother Dianna and three brothers, Kenneth, James and Cory lived in the Summersville area until 2000 then moving to Dixon where he was attending Dixon High School. Ivan was looking forward to his graduation in May.

Ivan liked fishing, camping, and playing basketball. He enjoyed his technical classes and his friends at school.

Ivan is preceded in death by his mother Dianna Dawes, his grand parents, Dan and Marie Heiney, uncle Vernon Heiney and infant aunt Mary Louise Heiney.

Ivan is survived by his brothers, Kenneth Daniel, Cory Wayne, and James Robert, his mothers fiancee’ Kenny Wagner; his 2 nieces, Jeanie and Alysia and 1 nephew Kenneth all of the Dixon, Missouri area; his father Kenny Barton of the St. Louis area, his uncles and aunts, Mona Lewis and her husband Wilber of Eunice, Missouri; Joyce Franklin and husband Tom of Yukon, Missouri, Ivan Heiney and his wife Julie of Eunice, Missouri, Daniel Heiney and his wife Beth of Houston, Missouri, Vera Franklin of Willow Springs, Missouri, Jim Heiney and wife Dianne of Licking, Missouri, Robert Heiney and wife Betty of Winona, Missouri. Ivan will be sadly missed by his cousins and close friends.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Interment was in Black Pond Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Alice Marie Barnett

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Alice Marie Barnett was born March 5, 1922 in Shannon County, Missouri to Lewis Joseph Duncan and Bessie Jane Plowman Duncan. Alice went to her heavenly home, surrounded by her family Saturday evening, October 30, 2010, making her age 88 years 7 months and 25 days.

Alice was united in marriage to James Frank Barnett, and to their union 7 children were born, 2 daughters, Carol and Evelyn, 5 sons, James Cleo, Frankie Eugene, David Leon, Sherman Dean and Donald Eugene were born.

Alice lived in the Summersville area most of her life. She enjoyed playing Skip-Bo. She loved playing the guitar, playing with others when she could. She loved having family and friends stop by to visit with her. When able she liked to putter in her yard tending her flowers. Alice attended the First Baptist Church in Summersville when her health permitted.

Preceding Alice in death are her parents, Lewis and Bessie, her husband Frank, 4 sons, Cleo and Eugene, infant sons, Sherman Dean and Donald Eugene, 3 brothers, Lewis, Leonard, and Bill Duncan, 5 sisters, Maude, Nancy, Lillian, Jane and Marie.

Alice is survived by her three children, daughters, Carol Basham and husband Jack of Hillsboro, Missouri; Evelyn Wells and Johnny Black of Rolla, Missouri, son David Barnett and wife Linda of Summersville, Missouri, 19 grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, 1 sister, Linda Plowman of Houston, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Boyd officiating. Interment will be in Barnett Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


Margaret Wade (Thomas) Shockley

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Margaret Wade (Thomas) Shockley, age 84, of Mountain View, Missouri passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at the Mountain view Health Care. She was born January 7, 1926 at Russellville, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Troy A. And Estaline (Sholar) Thomas.

The family moved to Garden City, Kansas when Margaret was quite young. They stayed there until she was 9, then they moved to Mammoth Spring, Arkansas . When Margaret was 10, the family moved to the Eminence area, where she finished grade school at Owls Bend. She graduated from Eminence High School as Valedictorian in 1945. She received her Bachelors of Science in Education from Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Margaret taught school for 42 years. The schools were: Button Rock, Owls Bend, Wildwood, Forest Glen, Montier and Mtn. View-Birch Tree, where she and her husband Wilbert Shockley taught for 40 plus years. She and Wilbert had a positive influence on many young lives. She and her husband, Wilbert retired from teaching in 1988.

Margaret married her classmate, Wilbert Shockley in 1947. To this union, twin daughters were born, but died shortly after birth.

Preceding her in death were grandparents, mother and father, two brothers, Billy and Everett Thomas, twin daughters, husband Wilbert, four brothers-in-law, William Linhart, W.D. Pryor, Radford Keeling and Jack Shockley; and nephew Stanley Keeling.

She leaves the following: two brothers, Tommy Thomas and wife Janet of Cherokee Village, Arkansas and brother Michael Thomas and wife Lynn of Apache Junction, Arizona; one sister Mary Linhart-Pryor of St. Louis, Missouri, two sisters-in-law, Louise Keeling of Eminence, Missouri and Nadine Shockley of Summersville, Missouri. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, also great great nieces and nephews.

Margaret belonged to the First Christian Church of Summersville, where she taught the primary class for several years. She loved gardening, cooking, fishing and working with a volunteer group in the Health Care Nursing Home. Margaret will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Paul Hamm officiating. Interment will be in Summers Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


Mary Madeline Craig

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Mary Madeline Craig, the daughter of the late John Kaighin and Annie Castleman Kaighin was born July 3, 1918 at Yukon, Missouri, and passed away October 9, 2010 at the Mountain View Health Care in Mountain View, Missouri making her age 92 years.

She was united in marriage to Eugene Craig August 27, 1938 making their union together 53 before Eugene passed away . To their union three children were born Marlyn Jean, Kent Thurman, and Mary Diane.

Mary accepted Christ as her personal Savior at a very young age. Mary was faithful in her service to the Lord.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, John and Annie, her husband Eugene, her daughter Diane, three brothers and 2 sisters.

She is survived by her children, daughter Marlyn Love and husband Roland of Overland Park, Kansas, son Kent Craig and wife Carol of Summersville, Missouri, two sisters, Helen Kaighin of West Plains, Missouri and Edna Holder of Licking, Missouri, 6 grandchildren, Jeanie Evans, Steven Craig, Sherry Tune, Janet Chandler, Lori Dixon, and Ryan Dixon, 10 great grandchildren, Lynette Cooper, John Craig, Tiffany Tune, Nicholas Evans, Ashley Smotherman, Jake Chandler, Lauren Chandler, Katherine Chandler, Cassidy Craig and Zachary Craig, 4 great great grandchildren, Jaiden, Jenna, Jacob and Paige.

Mary will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 10 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Purcell officiating. Interment will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Joe Howard Pendland

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Joe Howard Pendland was born January 31, 1931 in Hartshorn, Missouri to Homer and Minnie (Sullivan) Pendland . He passed away at his home in Ferguson, Missouri, Sunday, September 26, 2010 making his age 79 years.

Growing up in the Hartshorn/Summersville area Joe made many life long friends. He served in the United States Army serving in the Korean Conflict. After serving in the military Joe made his home in the St. Louis/Ferguson area. He worked as a journeyman in the plumbers union. He was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 562 number.

After his retirement Joe made many trips to Summersville, Missouri to visit with friends and family, he could often be found eating at the Summersville Senior Center. Joe enjoying fishing with family and friends. He like playing his guitar and singing for others.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Minnie Pendland, 2 brothers, Arvel and Johnny Pendland, 5 sisters, Merry Billie Barton, Ruby Stark, Grace Stephens , Mabel Belew, and Opal Norris.

Joe is survived by his children, Howard Joseph Pendland and wife Theresa of Ferguson, Missouri, and Donna Brightwell of Paragould, Arkansas, his grandchildren, Joey, and Adam of Paragould, Arkansas, Sarah, Kevin and Ashley of Ferguson, Missouri, and a great grandchild Holly of Paragould, Arkansas. Joe is survived by many nieces, nephews and other family members. Joe will be missed by his many friends who’s lives he has touched.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel; 305 North Main Ave in Summersville, MO with Rev. Joe Heiney Officiating. The family will receive friends from 9 Am until service time at 11:00 Saturday. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Clifford Calvin Ipock

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Clifford Calvin Ipock was born January 31, 1929 at Alley Springs, Missouri to Albert Benjamin Ipock and Gertrude Nellnora Younger Ipock. Clifford passed away Saturday morning, September 25th, 2010 at the Birch View Place, at Birch Tree, Missouri making his age 81 years.

Clifford was married to Bonnie Bell Park, January 7, 1956. To their union three children were born, Calvin, Linda and Steven. Clifford and Bonnie were later divorced.

He attended church at the First Church of God in Summersville as long as his health permitted. He was saved later in life. He loved fishing, gigging, and camping with his family. He enjoyed coon hunting, deer hunting and trapping with friends. He liked to go root digging as often as he was able. Clifford liked to do woodworking until his eyesight began to fail. Clifford loved to be outdoors, he knew the hills and hollows like the back of his hand. He often commented he loved the feeling of peace and quietness while he was in the woods, talking and listening to God.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Gertrude.

Clifford is survived by his children, Calvin Ipock and wife Penny of Summersville, Missouri; Linda Hartman of Summersville, Missouri and Steven Ipock and friend Nancy Owen of Kansas City, Missouri, 4 grandchildren, Ashley Grogan and husband Ryan, Andy Ipock and Kimberly Hartman all of the summersville area, Tracey Duffey of Layette, Louisiana. Clifford is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Virgil Ipock and wife Nellie of Eminence Missouri, Bill Ipock and wife Fran of Eminence, Missouri Patsy Dyer of Summersville, Missouri and Juanita Payne and husband Charles of Eminence, Missouri and host of other family members.

Services will be held at Bradford Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 10:00 Am with Brother Dean Goldsmith officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral.


Wilma Pauline (Tuttle) Breeding

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Wilma Pauline (Tuttle) Breeding daughter of Grover and Annie (Powell) Tuttle was born September 15, 1917 in Shannon County, Missouri and passed away at the Mountain View Healthcare on Saturday, September 18, 2010 making her age 93 years and 3 days.

Wilma was united in marriage to Ivan Kenneth Breeding on January 16, 1934 making their union together 47 years before Ivan’s passing in 1981. To this union no children were born.

Wilma worked together with Ivan all across the country doing a variety of jobs. They worked as sheep herders in Idaho, picked fruit crops in California, and also worked in the airplane factory during World War II. They also owned a gas station/repair shop in Birch Tree and then moved to Wisconsin where Wilma helped to run a motel for about 15 years. In 1973 the couple retired, and moved back home to Summersville to be close to family and friends.

Wilma loved to travel and see different places across the country as long as her health would allow. Wilma enjoyed being an aunt and spending time with her nieces and nephews. After her health would no longer allow her to live alone, she became a resident of Mountain View Health Care where she enjoyed playing games and listening to music.

Wilma was baptized later in life and attended the Church of Christ in Hartshorn.

Wilma is preceded in death by her husband Ivan Breeding, her parents, Grover and Annie Tuttle, 4 brothers, Gloster, Glen, Elmer and Delmer Tuttle, 2 sisters, Alice Jones and Gladys Tuttle.

Wilma is survived by her sister Bessie Brawley and husband Corvin of Summersville, Missouri, 2 sisters-in-law, Ruth Tuttle of Summersville, Missouri and Berna Dean Stacy of Salem, Missouri, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.

Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 3:00 P.M. at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Herb Tuttle officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Sharon Kay Powell Cook

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Sharon Kay Powell Cook, age 53, was born on June 9, 1957 at Summersville, Missouri and passed away on September 17, 2010 at her home at Hartshorn, Missouri surrounded by her family and friends.

She was united in marriage to Bernie Cook on October 20, 1978 making their union together 31 years. To this union they were blessed with twins, Chad and Becky.

Sharon accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age. She was a member of Valley Center Baptist Church where she served as secretary for many years along with other duties including Bible School where she enjoyed and encouraged the teaching of her Lord and Savior.

She worked at Angelica Factory for many years, and then as a cook in the school system which she dearly loved because she was able to see all of the children.

Sharon always loved sitting and reading her Bible and you could find her doing so all through the day. Her Christian beliefs allow her to remain positive and she always prayed that her difficult journey would help to bring comfort to other facing the same trials.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Norman and Marie Powell, father and mother-in-law Shorty and Mildred Cook, sister Dorlinda Heiney, brother-in-law Jake Gross, sister-in-law Connie Smith, niece Charity Powell and great niece Shaylin Heiney.

Surviving is her husband Bernie, children, Chad and wife Rachel of Salem, Missouri, Becky Brawley and husband Brandon of Hartshorn, Missouri, grandchildren, Hunter Dalton Dean Cook and Brayden Ray Brawley, brothers, Larry (Pam) Powell of Summersville, Missouri, Mike (Joyce) Powell and Dewayne Powell of Huntsville, Missouri, sisters, Brenda (Leonard) Newby of Yukon, Missouri, and Janet Gross of Hartshorn, Missouri, brother-in law Doyle Heiney of Summersville, Missouri. She has many nieces and nephews that she dearly loved and thought of as her own.

Sharon enjoyed spending endless time with family and friends. She considered all of her friends as family and was loved by the community. She will be dearly missed by all.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 10:00 Am at Valley Center Baptist Church with Rev. Van Kirkwood officiating. Interment will be in Valley Center Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Memorials in Sharon’s memory made be made to the Texas County Memorial Hospital’s Hospice of Care and maybe left at the Bradford Funeral Home.


Leona Mary Bandy

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Leona Bandy was born December 5, 1924 in Summersville, Missouri. She passed away at the Mountain View Health Care on Monday morning, September 13, 2010 making her age 85 years 9 months and 8 days.

She never worked out of the home. She took care of her ailing mother Sadie Tuttle and her uncle Wes Hall for many years. After their death she spent much time caring for her cats. When she became ill and could no longer stay in her home, she moved to the Summersville Senior Citizens Apartment Complex, then moving to the Mountain View Heath Care where she resided until her death.

Leona is preceded in death by her mother Sadie Tuttle, uncle Wes Hall, and Virgil Bandy.

She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Virginia Head of Granite City, Illinois and Betty Bandy of Summersville, MO, one brother-in-law Claude Bandy of Edwardsville, Illinois.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday September 15, 2010 at 11:00 A.m at Bradford Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Boyd officiating. Interment will be in Summersville city Cemetery under the care of Bradford funeral Home.


Harry Lee Crouse

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Harry Lee Crouse, 68 of Summersville, Missouri, formerly of Slanesville, West Virginia passed away September 10, 2010 at St. John’s Health Center, Springfield, Missouri, born April 28, 1942 in Paw Paw, he was the son of the late John Eston and Neva Ruth Leach Crouse.

He was a Music Teacher, Band Director in Hampshire and Morgan Counties School. He was a member of the First Christian Summersville, MO.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Baker Crouse, of Summersville, Missouri, two sons, Terry Crouse and wife Kim of Romney, WV; Barry Crouse and wife Lindsay of Summersville, Missouri; one brother, Mike Crouse and wife Becky of Slanesville, WV; and one sister, Linda Baldwin and husband Kenny of Slanesville, WV; four grandchildren Craig Crouse and Matthew Crouse of Romney, WV and Sidney and Eston Crouse of Summersville, MO.

He was preceded in death by father John Crouse, mother Neva Crouse, one brother Boyd Crouse and one nephew Jeremy Crouse.

Funeral Services and Burial will be held in West Virgina.

Local Memorial Services will be held Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 2:00 PM a the First Christian Church in Summersville with Rev. Paul Hamm officiating.

In Leiu of Flowers donations to the Cancer Society or Charity of donors choice.


Linda Lee Norris

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Linda Lee Norris was born in Marengo, Illinois on February 24, 1942 to her parents, Lester Schuring and Irene Swallisch Schuring. Linda passed away at her home Thursday morning, August 26, 2010 making her age 68 years 6 months and 2 days.

Linda and Jack Gene Norris were married December 19, 1959 making their union together 50 years. To their union two daughters were born, Kimberly Kay and Deborah Sue.

She retired from GTE in Genoa, Illinois where she served for over 28 years. After Linda and Jack retired, they built a home on the family farm near Hartshorn. She then went to work at Pineview Christian Home where she continued to work until she became ill.

Linda accepted Christ at the Presbyterian Church in Illinois at a young age

Preceding Linda in death are her father Lester Schuring, 1 brother Jerry Schuring, 1 sister Karen Ashley.

Linda is survived by her husband of 50 years Jack Norris of the home in Hartshorn, Missouri; two daughters, Kimberly Patrick and husband Bill of Rochelle, Illinois; Deborah Norris and husband Bernard Ducksworth of Rockford, Illinois; her beloved mother Irene Schuring of Belvidere, Illinois; 1 brother Charlie Schuring and wife Rita of Belvidere, Illinois, 2 sisters, Donna Dobbratz of Woodstock, Illinois, Nancy Johnson of Knoxville, Tennessee. Linda is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and host of other family members.

Funeral Services were held Monday, August 30, 2010 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Leon Michel officiating. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery, under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Ralph J. McCallister JR.

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Ralph J. McCallister JR, was born April 8th, 1927 near Summersville, Missouri, the son of Ralph N. SR. and Golda J. (Foulk) McCallister. He departed this life at National Health Care, West Plains, MO on August 22, 2010 at 2:30 A.M., making his age 83 years 4 months.

Ralph was united in marriage to Daphne Cooper August 15, 1948 and to this union 2 children were born, David Keith and Linda Kay. Ralph was later married to Bessie Faye Barnes (Bryant) on August 30, 1971, making their union together 39 years this week.

Those left to mourn his passing include his wife Bessie Faye McCallister of the home, his son David Keith McCallister and wife Carolyn of Fort Wayne, Indiana, his daughter Linda Kay McCallister Edmonton of Alberta, Canada, his brother Paul and wife Della McCallister of Houston, MO, his sister Roena and husband Bill Barton of Summersville, MO, 3 nephews and 2 nieces, 3 step-sons, Thurlow and wife Janet Barnes, Carl Ray and wife Carolyn Barnes, and Bob Barnes all of the Summersville area, 2 step-daughters, Wanda and husband Ron Sokol of Houston, Texas, Rhonda and husband Roger Irey of Leesville, Louisiana, and numerous step-grandchildren, and Jimmy Barnes deceased and his wife and 2 children Jimmy and Jimalea of Springfield, MO.

Ralph graduated from Summersville High School Class of 1945 and immediately entered the Army. He served in the European Theater until he was wounded and returned to the Army Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico for rehabilitation. After World War II ended he was discharged and returned to Texas County where he was employed as Deputy Sheriff. He then moved to Houston, Texas where he worked for Shell Oil Company for 20 years. He formed a construction company in Houston, Texas that was later merged with Don Love Construction. He became the General Superintendent and served there until his health problems forced his retirement. He and Bessie Faye then moved back to Summersville. His love of carpentry was the focus of his retirement, volunteering many hours to family, neighbors and friends.

Ralph JR accepted Christ as his Savior May 30, 1947 soon after his return from World War II and was baptized into First Baptist Church Summersville, where he served in any area needed as long as his health permitted. Ralph JR loved the Lord and served him faithfully throughout his life. He was a good husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend to everyone.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 10:00 A.m. at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Boyd officiating. Military Honors and Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Burford Lane Martin

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Burford Lane Martin the son of Burford Hardy Martin and Maybelle Shelby Martin was born October 10, 1940 in the Los Angles, California area, and passed away his home in Mountain View, Missouri Friday morning August 20, 2010 making his age 69 years.

Lane was united in marriage to Kathleen Banks, July 19, 2004. Lane and Kathleen made their home in the Mountain View area. Lane worked as a machinist in the steel industry. He enjoyed hunting with his Summersville friends as much as his health would permit. He loved to go to the farm in Gatewood, MO to hunt with his cousins and friends.

Preceding Lane in death are his parents, Burford and Maybelle Martin, 1 son Brian Martin, and his brother Alfred Darrell Martin.

Those left to mourn his passing are his wife Kathleen Martin of the home in Mountain View, Missouri; step-daughter Brandi Crider and husband Casey of Birch Tree, MO, two step grand-daughters, Lorelai and Lexie Crider of Birch Tree, MO; 5 aunts, Margarite Nadar of Doniphan, MO, Mescal West and husband Marion of Poplar Bluff, MO, Iris Jordan of Doniphan, MO, Maxine Shirley and husband Floyd of Millington, Tennessee; and Bonnie Montgomery of Roswell, New Mexico and a niece Lisa Docker of California, and a host of many cousins and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, August 23, 2010 at Edwards Funeral Home in Doniphan, Missouri with visitation held Sunday August 22 at Bradford Funeral Home, Summersville, MO from 6 to 8 PM and Visitation at Edwards Funeral Home from 10:30 Am until service time at 12:00 on Monday August 23. Interment will be in Doniphan City Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Local Services are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home


Dorothy Ellen Bradford Crouch

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Dorothy Ellen Crouch was born August 28, 1925 in Texas County, Missouri to Richmond and Mary Pruett Bradford. She passed away at the Granger Nursing Center, Granger, Iowa, Sunday evening August 15, 2010 making her age 84 years.

Dorothy grew up in the Clear Springs area and received her education in Clear Springs. As a young woman she moved to Iowa where she married Orrin B. Crouch on January 14, 1946. They were blessed with one son Charles Richmond.

Dorothy was faithful to attend church as long as she was able. She enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball and was an avid fan. She enjoyed tending flowers and visiting and keeping up with her family.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Richmond and Mary, her husband Orrin, a daughter-in-law Toni, two brothers, Fred and Gilbert Bradford; 2 sisters, Pauline Lee, and a young sister Delitha Bradford who died at age 3.

She is survived by her son Charles Crouch of Dallas Center, Iowa, two grandsons, Dale Crouch of Boone Iowa, and Steve Crouch of Lincoln, Iowa, two step-granddaughters, Michelle (Mickey) Williams of Des Moines, Iowa, Beth Johnson of the St. Louis area, 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and one grandchild who will arrive shortly, three sisters, Louise Cox and husband Clifford of West Plains, Missouri, Marie Bell of Mountain View and Genieve Hill of and husband Don of Springfield, Missouri, one brother Dale Bradford and wife Bernice of Clear Springs, Missouri and one sister-in-law Marie Bradford of St. Louis, MO and a host of other family members.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 20, 2010 at 1:00 PM at the Clear Springs Community Church with Rev. Emmett Bradford officiating. Interment will be in Clear Springs Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Delbert W. Sullivan

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Delbert W. Sullivan the son of the late Luther Sullivan and Lizzie Holland Sullivan was born April 29, 1937 at Hartshorn, Missouri and passed away at his home Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 3:45 AM making his age 73 years.

He was united in marriage to Dorothy Overholser December 7,1957 making their union together 52 years. To their union three children were born, Cindy, Mark and Gwennetta.

Wayne was attending the Hartshorn Assembly of God Church. He was active in the Summersville Senior Center and went every day for lunch. He served in the United States Army from February 25, 1953 to February 15, 1955.

Delbert was a member of Faith Baptist in Summersville, a member of Cape Rock Chapter # 60 Order of Eastern Star, and Harold O’Grawel Masonic Lodge # 672.

Preceding Delbert in death are his parents, Luther and Lizzie, three brothers, Earnest, Elmer and Delmer, seven sisters, Pauline Sullivan, Ida Mae Maggard, Nedria Fiske, Ada Scott, Marie Powell, Wilma Smith and Ruby Connolly.

Surviving are his beloved wife Dorothy of Summersville, Missouri, his children, Cindy and David Miskell of Munford, Tennessee, Mark and Margaret Sullivan of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Gwen and Bud Anderson of Summersville, Missouri, seven grandchildren, Andrew Miskell of Nashville, Tennessee; Jennifer Miskell of Munford, Tennessee, Dustin Pobst of Burke,Virginia, Derek Pobst and Tiffany Pobst of Summersville, Missouri, Nathan Sullivan of Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Heather Robins of Marble Hill, Missouri; seven great grandchildren, Mckayla, Jamie, Tristan, Astonish, Reeawna Robins, Vincent Feicht, and Patricia Pobst.
Delbert is also survived by two sisters, Lucille Denton of Summersville, Missouri and Geraldean Hogan of Westphalia, Missouri, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 10:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dave McVicker officiating. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Weanice Dean Briggs

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Weanice Dean Briggs the son of George Frank Briggs and Carrie A. (Helton) Briggs was born May 1, 1930 at Hartshorn, Missouri. Weancie Dean passed away due to a vehicle accident Friday evening, August 13, 2010, making his age 80 years.

He was united in marriage to Joyce Riley, one daughter Carrie Lynn was born to their union. Joyce brought two sons to their union, Ricky and Randy. After many years of marriage Wayne and Joyce were divorced.

Wayne was attending the Hartshorn Assembly of God Church. He was active in the Summersville Senior Center and went every day for lunch. He served in the United States Army from February 25, 1953 to February 15, 1955.

Wayne enjoyed bluegrass music, and often went to the Opera held at the Summersville VFW Hall. He enjoyed playing cards at the Summersville Senior Center, and often played at home with family and friends.

Preceding in death are his parents, George and Carrie, 3 sisters, Wave, Rosie, and Audrey, 3 brothers, Arnold, Vernon, and Aubrey. He is also preceded in death by a step-son Ricky Briggs.

Wayne is survived by his daughter Carrie Lynn Briggs of Columbia, Missouri; step-son Randy Dale and wife Kay of Nixa, Missouri, sisters, Geraldine Derryberry of Licking, Missouri; Maudelene Purcell and husband Jim of Salem, Missouri, 1 brother Lloyd Briggs of Mountain view Health Care, Mountain View, Missouri; 2 sisters-in-law Thelma and Elsie Briggs. Wayne is also survived by 5 step-grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren and a host of other family members and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 11:00. Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Interment and Military Honor Rites will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


Goldie Faye Duncan

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Goldie Faye Duncan, 88, died August 7, 2010, in St John’s hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

She was born September 25, 1921, in Reynolds County, Missouri, to Abe and Emma (Bowman) Grogan.

Goldie was always a very caring person, and she unselfishly devoted her time to the needs of others, to give any care or help they needed. She had a large family and never neglected to show her love and affection to them. Goldie’s faith in God was foremost in her life and she daily read and studied her bible, prayed, and attended church when she was able. Most of her adult life she lived in Summersville, Missouri, where she and her husband of more than 50 years, Amos, had various businesses. After his death in 1991, Goldie moved to Nixa, Missouri, to be near her children and grand-children. She attended church at the Nixa Assembly of God, and made many very dear friends there.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Amos Duncan; her son Carl Leroy Duncan who died in 2007; brothers Ralph Grogan, Troy Grogan, Roy Grogan, and Hugh Grogan; sisters Lenora Trent, Mildred Duncan and Grace Bernell. She also had six more siblings between the ages of three days and three years who preceded her, along with nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters-in law. Survivors are her daughter, Linda Tsang; her grand-daughter, Debra Kelly; and her great grand-daughter, Samantha Kelly; all of Springfield, Missouri; also her sister, Earlene Roderman, of Kansas City; and her half-sister, Cleta Jackson of Yellville, Arkansas. In addition, she leaves many precious friends in the Summersville and Nixa areas.

Visitation will be held at the Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville, Missouri; on Friday, August 13th from 5 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 14th, 2010, at 1pm, in the chapel of the funeral home, with Pastor Arvel Schweighauser officiating. Interment will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home.


Patricia Ann Malone Powell

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Patricia Ann Malone Powell was born March 18, 1950 in Perry, Iowa, the third daughter of Earnest and Laura Jane Stapp Malone. She passed from this life July 31, 2010 at her home in Birch Tree, Missouri surrounded by her family making her age 60 years, 4 months and 13 days.

She was united in marriage to Frank Powell August 8, 2003 in Salem, Arkansas. Patty worked at Angelica Uniform Company as a supervisor for 29 years, when the factory closed, she then worked at Mountain View Fabricating until her failing health caused her to retire.

She was preceded in death by her parents Earnest and Laura Malone, her step-son Steve Powell, and mother-in-law Alta Powell.

She is survived by her husband Frank of the home in Birch Tree, Missouri, two step-sons, Keith Powell and wife Theresa, Bill Powell and wife Tammy, one step -daughter Dena Reeves and friend Shane Roberts, all of Birch Tree, Missouri, three sisters, Donna Beasley and husband Jerry of Steelville, Missouri, Jeanie Cooley and husband Bill of Summersville, Missouri, and Betty Hodge of Boise, Idaho.

She was a very special Aunt Patty to her nieces and nephews. She also leaves many other relatives and friends. During her final months of her illness she was cared for at home by her husband Frank and daughter-in-law Tammy who was the daughter Patty never had, she took care of her every need and never left her side until the end. She was loving wife, daughter, sister, step-mother, aunt and friend. We will love and miss her forever.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, August 14, 2010 at the Summersville City Cemetery at 10:00 Am with Rev. Glenn Green and Ernie Hodge officiating. Services were under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Joe LaVern Davis

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Joe LaVern Davis, 86 the son of Leonard and Sarah Lee Burris Davis, was born October 11, 1923, at Park View, OK and departed this life on July 21, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital, Mtn. View, MO. Joe, who was living at the Park Place Apartments, Mtn. View, was formerly of Summersville, MO and Cushing, OK. Though he loved the Ozarks, he was always an “Okie” at heart! Joe graduated from Cushing High School in 1942, and then traveled to Oregon, where he worked for Kaiser Shipbuilding until he entered the Army Air Corps in 1943. He was stationed in Italy where he served as an aerial engineer and gunner on a B-17 bomber, flying about 25 missions over enemy territory. After the war, he was employed by Midland Cooperative Refinery, which was later purchased by Hudson Oil Company. He was recognized as 30 Year Employee.

On November 6, 1946, he was united in marriage to Dema Jo Jones, the love of his life, and to this union, Ronald Joe was born.

Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Dema, his father, Leonard Davis, his mother, Sarah Lee Selemon, his stepfather, John Selemon, who Joe was proud to call “Daddy”, and one brother Orville Davis. He is survived by his son Ron (Sharon) of Summersville, MO, granddaughters, Kerri DeAnn (Donald) Hills, Fremont, MO, Rebecca Jo Boom, Grain Valley, MO, great-granddaughters Mallory DeAnn and Cassidy Austyn Hills who were the delights of his heart! He is also survived by his sister Maxine Haire, Miami, Fl, his brother, Johnny (Donna) Selemon, Ogden, KS, a special sister-in-law who he loved like a daughter, Carolyn Naylor, Tulsa, OK, and a host of other family and friends.

Joe attended Midvale Church where he loved his church family and especially enjoyed the young people and their singing.

Memorial Services were held at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 11:00 Am with Rev. Emmett Bradford and Rev. James Bradford officiating. Interment will be in Pine Lawn Cemetery in Cushing Oklahoma.
Memorials may be made to Midvale Youth Group


Paul E. McKee

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Paul E. McKee, 70, of Jefferson City, Missouri, passed away Monday July 12, 2010, at his residence. He was born May 6, 1940, in Hartshorn, Missouri, son of Russell and Thelma (Barton) McKee. He attended high school in Summerville, MO where he graduated as his class valedictorian. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering at the Missouri School of Mines in Rolla MO. On September 10, 1960 he was united in marriage to Norris (Cashatt) McKee who survives at the home.

Paul worked at MODOT as a Civil Engineer in the Highway Department from 1964 until 1994. He was a past member of the Cole County Volunteer Fire Department and the Cole County Emergency Medical First Responders Squad. Over the years he’s been a member of First Assembly of God Church and Solid Rock Family Church. He was a member of the Mended Hearts Group at St. Mary’s Health Center and volunteered at the Special Learning Center. Paul was a Master Wood Craftsman, where he used his craft to make special therapy toys for disabled children. He was also active with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, woodworking and electronics. He built his first computer in the 70’s and taught himself Basic programming at MODOT where they purchased some of their first software from a little known company called Microsoft.

He is also survived by his mother Thelma McKee of Summersville, MO; four children Rachel McKee, Jefferson City, Glenda McKee, Jefferson City, Edith McKee, Stanton, MO and Philip McKee (Sarah) Jefferson City; two sisters Betty Bennett (Tony), Jefferson City; Judy Talley (Ron), Wright City, MO; one brother Steve McKee (Michelle) Summersville, MO. Seven grandchildren; Matt, Andre’ Stephanie, Mariah, Andrew, Arielle and Chris.

Friends will be received from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 2010, at First Assembly of God Church, where Funeral services will be held at 6:00 with Rev. Lowell Perkins and Rev. Joe Skiles officiating. An additional visitation will be held on Friday July 16, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m at Midvale Pentecostal Holiness Church, (Hwy 17 at Hwy W, near Summersville, MO), where Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with the Bradford family officiating., under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Midvale Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Assembly of God Church building fund or the Special Learning Center. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street; 636-3838. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com. Local condolences maybe left for the family at bradfordfuneralhome.net. Local services were under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Leo Villarreal III

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Leo was born July 14, 1968 at Rock Fort, Illinois to Mona Mae Bolden from Tupelo, Arkansas and Leopold Villarreal II of Corpus Christi, Texas. Leo passed away at on July 3, 2010 at age 41.

He is preceded in death by his mother Mona Mae, father Leo Sr., brother Robert Earl and sister Donna Mae.

He is survived by a loving wife of 21 years Theresa Villarreal of Bucyrus, his brother Jesse Villarreal and wife Michelle of Bucyrus, Andrew Villarreal and wife Jenny of Rockford, Illinois, Charles Sikes and wife Diane of Cabool, and Billy Sikes and wife Betty of Houston.
His children, Brandon Lee and fiancee Stephanie of Bucyrus, Jennifer Akers of Rockford, Illinois, Christina Villarreal and boyfriend Alex of Bucyrus, and Kayla Villarreal and boyfriend Jeff of Bucyrus. His grandchildren, Kaeden Sky Lee age 2, and Savanna Mae Lee age 1 both of Bucyrus, Kaera Elizabeth Akers age 4 and Cameron Anthony Akers age 2 both of Rockford, Illinois. Leo is also survived by a host of many other family members. He will be sadly missed by all who loved and knew him.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at 10 :00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brad Wallace officiating. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery at Hartshorn, MO under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Edna Mae Johnson

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Edna Mae Johnson, was born August 27, 1931 at Annapolis, Missouri to Christopher Columbus Leach and Maggie Ruth Boone. Edna went to her heavenly home Thursday morning, July 1st at the Brooke Haven Nursing Home in West Plains, Missouri making her age 78 years 10 months and 4 days.

Edna was united in marriage to William Murl Johnson November 3, 1948 at Piggot, Arkansas, making their union 62 years. They were blessed with two children, Linda and Terry Darle.

Edna worked for General Motors for many years. She was a devoted Christian, wife, mother and grandmother.

In the early years she like to garden, and was often found helping Murl on the farm. Due health problems she was confined to her home she enjoyed her flowers, and visit s from her great grandchildren. Edna attended the Hilltop Holiness in Willow Springs, and when the family moved to West Plains she attended Calvary Church as long as her health permitted

Edna is preceded in death by her two children, Linda Payne and Terry Johnson, two grandchildren, Jeremy Darle and Suzette Johnson; her parents, Christopher and Maggie Leach; her 12 siblings, brothers; Bill, Bobby Howard (BH), Glenn Eugene, Charles, Lee, and two infant brothers, sisters, Pearl. Mary (Dutch), Alene, Helen, Mildred.

She is survived by her husband Murl Johnson of the home; her 3 grandchildren Michelle Varnell, of Moody, MO; Clayton Payne of West Plains, MO, Chris Johnson and wife Heather, of Norwood; great grandchildren, Shane, Jordan Hanna, Blake Varnell; Bethany and Caleb Johnson, and Brittany and Austin Cox.

Services were held Saturday July 3rd, 2010 at 1:00 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Charles Barnett officiating. Interment was in Boone Creek Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Donnis Carl “Sonny” Farrow

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Donnis Carl “Sonny” Farrow, was born September 27, 1942 in Summersville, Missouri and departed this life at age 67, on June 28, 2010 at home surrounded by his loved ones.

Surviving of the home are his wife of 46 years Carol, 3 sons, Doug and wife Laurie of Moberly, Missouri; Don of Long Beach, California; Darren of Moberly, Missouri, and three grandchildren, Katelyn, Stephen and Lindsay Farrow. He is also survived by 3 sisters, Nadine Shockley of Summersville, Beulah Dugan of Rose Hills, Kansas; Francis and husband Don Atherley of New Strom, Kansas; 2 sisters-in-law, Judy Haught of Hannibal, MO; Janet and husband Dean Eichenberger of Saverton, MO, 1 brother-in-law Robert Stark of Moberly, MO, and mother-in-law Louise Stark of Macon, MO.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Rufus and Lea Farrow; father-in-law Estell Stark, 4 brothers-in-law, Jack Shockley, Doyle Stark, Robert Haught and Darrell Stark.

Sonny worked many years in the Aerospace Industry and Lumber Industry in California. He was an avid reader and loved horses. He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed being around them.

Funeral serviced were Thursday July 1st, 2010 at 10:30 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Danny Shockley officiating. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Wayne Laverne Rodgers

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Wayne Laverne Rodgers the son of Walter Lyman Rodgers and Pearl Edna Grubb Rodgers was born September 4, 1919 at Fort Collins, Colorado and entered into the arms of Jesus, at the Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri, Saturday, May 29, 21010 making his age 90 years 8 months and 25 days.

Wayne was united in marriage to Audrey Mae Anderson, June 26, 1938. To their union three children were born, Ronald Wayne, Janice Ilene and Janet Irene.

Wayne served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II. He served from September 6, 1944 until December 5, 1945, serving as a airplane mechanic.

After he served in the Army Air Corps, he worked for United Air Lines, and then working at a auto body and paint repair shop. He then went to college at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he received his Master and Bachelor Degrees. He was also a member of the Lamella Sigma Fraternity. Wayne worked in the education field, serving as a instructor in high school, then teaching at the college level from 1951 to 1965. One of his accomplishments that the was most proud of was the implementation and Development of the Idaho Technical College.He worked in administration from 1966 to 1982; and retired from Boise State College from 1982.

Wayne accepted the Lord and was Baptized in his teen years. He was Ordained into the Restoration Church and served as an Elder, Seventy and Patriarch. He was Ordained as a Minister in 1947. He served as a Pastor at several churches and well as his job in education. He was also attended Faith Baptist Church in Summersville. He was also a member of the Lions Club in Boise Idaho, and past member of the Summersville Saddle Club.

He was very proud of his family, his children, and grandchildren and his great grand children, especially Sydney, who was his delight. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son. He loved his animals, dogs, cats and his horses.

Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Pearl; two brothers, Marvin and Gene; two sisters, Beulah and Lena; and a great grandson Jacob Timmons.

Wayne is survived by his three children, Ronald Rodgers and wife Kathy of Post Falls, Idaho; Janet Harpe and husband Les of Kennewick, Washington; and Janice Howell and husband Pete of Hartshorn, Missouri; 9 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren; two brothers Lowell Rodgers of Colorado and Vernon Rodgers and wife Jodie of Arizona. Wayne is also survived by a host of friend he has made during his 90 years on this earth.

Services were held Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Faith Baptist Church near Summersville with Pastors Leamon Johnson and Dave McVickers officiating. Interment and Full Military Honors were held at Smith Cemetery near Hartshorn under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Raymond Charley Sykes

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Raymond Charley Sykes, born February 5th, 1922, one of 13 children born to James Oscar and Gladys Steelman Sykes. Raymond went to his heavenly home May 17, 2010 with his daughter Margaret and son-in-law John by his side.; making his age 88 years 3 months and 18 days.

His education began in a one room school in the Hartshorn area. After leaving school at an early age, he entered the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was sent to Heber City, Utah, where he received high marks from his superiors regarding performance of this duties while in the CCC’s.

He was drafted into the US Army on Nov. 27, 1942. After basic Training he was sent to war in the South pacific. He performed duties with the 63rd Infantry Regiment serving in Hawaii, Philippine Island, New Guinea, Luzon and Korea. As Scout he fired hand grenades to take and hold enemy positions. He also went on frequent trips into enemy territory to get information as strength and location of the enemy. He was awarded 2 bronze stars for the New Guinea and Luzon Campaigns, 4 overseas bars; Victory Ribbon; Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, Bronze Sv Arrow head, Combat Infantry Badge and Good Conduct Medal.

Also after leaving the service he took a bride Mrs. Adeline Richards, with this marriage came a daughter Margaret, their only child. Addie was his helpmate until her death in 2000. During their years together they farmed, cattle, hogs and chicken. He also worked in timber in Missouri, Iowa and in Oregon. He worked in St. Louis, only for brief periods. His longing for home, always brought him back to the Ozarks. He worked at the Rock Quarry and several years at Craig Charcoal. He loved the outdoors. Loving to hunt and fish, make garden and do whatever took him outside. Even in his later years he walked with a basket and pick-up trash helping to keep Summersville clean.

He was called to the Ministry in the early 60's, serving at Raymondville, Timber and Hartshorn. For over 25 years he was the pastor at Summersville Assembly of God. He retired from full time ministry in 2000. He was a good son, husband, brother, uncle, a super dad, grandfather.

Preceding Raymond in death are his parents, Oscar and Gladys; 4 sisters, Ethel, Ileda, Alta and Bertha; and grand-daughter Vicki.

Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law Margaret and John Sneed of St. James, MO; two brothers, Thurman Sykes and wife Evelyn of Summersville; and Leroy Sykes and wife Aline of Hillsboro, MO; six sisters, Thelma Pittman, Ruby Bradway. Evelyn Richards- Alton and husband Bill; and Myrtle Young and husband Dean all of the Summersville area; Mildred Pyatt and husband Willard of Salem, MO and Juanita Orchard and husband Richard of Hillsboro, MO; his grand- daughter Sonya, and 4 great grandchildren, Justin, Nathan, Bryan and Dale.

Services will be held at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville; Wednesday May 19, 2010 at 1 PM with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Interment with Military Honors were held at Antioch Cemetery in Hartshorn under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Claude (Duck) Cook

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Claude (Duck) Cook the son of Charley and Nancy (Dollie) (Stringer) Cook was born May 4th, 1931 at Hartshorn, Missouri and passed away at Mountain View Health Care, Wednesday, May 12, 2010 making his age 79 years and 8 days.

Claude was united in marriage to Ruby Rachel Vonallmen, November 5, 1960. To this union one daughter Dorothy Fay was born.

He loved to ride around and look at the countryside. He and his wife Ruby spent many enjoyable days out driving and enjoying the beauty of the Ozarks. He liked hunting, fishing and camping when his health permitted him to do so. When he be came unable to hunt he still enjoyed just sitting in the woods.

Claude is preceded in death by his wife Ruby, his parents, Charley and Dollie Cook, 5 brothers, Olen, Shorty, Lloyd, Clyde and Carl Cook, 1 sister Fern German, a grandson Johnny Sykes, sister-in-law Mildred Cook, brother-in-law Leo Vandevort, 1 niece Cathy Newby.

He is survived by his daughter Dorothy Sykes and husband George of Hartshorn, MO; 2 grand-daughters, Alycia Sykes of Hartshorn, MO; Lindsey Sykes of Winona, MO; 1 grandson Steven Sykes of Fort Campbell, Kentucky; 1 sister Bonnie Vandevort of Mountain View, MO; 3 sisters-in-law, Crysta Cook, Billy Cook and Sylvia Cook all of Hartshorn, MO; 1 brother -in-law Edward German, of Hartshorn, MO; 4 great granddaughters, Hannah, Greyson, Nakiya and Kaidence and 1 great grandson Erick, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 10 Am at Valley Center Baptist Church with Rev. Van Kirkwood officiating. Interment was in Valley Center Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Kenneth Morgan

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Kenneth Morgan the son of Charley Franklin Morgan and Mae Louise Adair Morgan was born January 14, 1955 at Macon, Missouri and passed away at his home in Hartshorn, Missouri on Tuesday afternoon, May 4, 2010 making his age 55 years.

He attended College in Iowa to earn a master mechanic degree. He worked in Arkansas as a bridge maintenance person. He also worked as a mechanic.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing. He like playing on computer. He really enjoyed hunting wild natural foliage in the fall. He like helping anyone in any way.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Mae and Charley, 2 brothers, Billy Joe and Bill, and one sister Geraldine Bell.

He is survived by his best friend, Sheri Smith and her daughter Whitney both of Hartshorn, his children, Kenneth Morgan and wife Raysharra of Folson, Louisiana; Kenberly Baughman of Covington, Alabama; Christiana Lamb of State of Arkansas; Brandon Morgan of Hannibal, MO; brother Johnny Morgan and wife Donna of Elk Creek; 6 sisters, Bonnie Box of Michigan; Betty Adkins and husband Glen of St. Louis, MO; Louise Baker of Quincy, Illinois; Darline Christine of Blue Field, West Virginia; Linda Begley and husband Dale of Palmyra, MO; Gayle Stringer and husband Doug of Hartshorn, MO. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and a host of other family members.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 11:00Am at the Hartshorn Assembly of God Church with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Services were under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


David Lee Perry

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David Lee Perry of Hartshorn, Missouri formerly of Waterloo, Iowa was born March 21, 1946 in Des Moines, Iowa and was adopted by Jim and Veva Perry of Prairie City, Iowa on March 23, 1946. After a short battle with pancreatic cancer Dave went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2010 making his age 64 years.

After high school Dave served in the Unites States Navy, also spent a few years as an over the road truck driver. He tried dabbling in furniture sales and running his own small engine repair service before he finally found his true calling as a car salesman at John Deery Motors in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He worked there for 27 years and retired at age 59 in 2005.

Dave was best known for his passion for life, and was blessed with the ability to leave a lasting impression with any and all of those that he came in contact with.

Survivors include: his wife, Floralyn of Hartshorn, MO. His 7 children: Michael David Perry of Ankeny, Iowa; Suzanne Elizabeth Perry-Odom of Huxley, Iowa;; Keith Lawrence Perry of Grundy Center, Iowa; David James Perry of Waverly, Iowa; Stephanie Kay Perry of Decorah, Iowa, Christian Lee Perry of Waterloo, Iowa; James Edward Perry of Waverly, Iowa. His three step-daughters, Heather Ann Flory of Dike, Iowa; Kimberly Noel Flory of Denver, Colorado and Cathryn Mae Flory of Denver, Colorado. Dave was also the proud grandfather of 8 grandchildren. His siblings include Robert Lyn Perry of Texas and Sharon Ruble of Colorado.

Visitation will be held in Cedar Falls, Iowa on May 19th.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 6:00 Pm at Bradford funeral Home of Summersville with Rev. Roger Schrock officiating. Services are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


James Dale Brashers

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James “Jim” Dale Brashers was born September 24, 1950 and passed away on May 5, 2010, making his age 59 years 7 months and 11 days. Jim was born in Gramby, Missouri and was raised in Summersville, Missouri. He graduated from Summersville High School in 1968. In his early years, Jim buried telephone lines and later, before his retirement, was a cross-country truck driver.

He was one of two children born to Shirley and the late Dale Brashers and was the husband of Judy Brashers for over 42 years. Jim will forever be remembered by his mother, Shirley; brother, Gary and his wife Paula Brashers of Fredericktown; beloved children, Jimmy and Carla Brashers of Summersville, Wendy and Leroy Wells of Summersville, Justin and Jamie Brashers of Mtn. View, Jessica and Bob Wolfe of Bucyrus; treasured grandchildren, Jennifer Brashers, Stephanie Brashers, Tyler Wells, Josh Wells, Jordan Wells, Braxton Brashers, Morgan Brashers, Kelsey Schmitt, Ryan Wolfe, Maggie Wolfe, Jasper Clark, Leanna Massey, Chyenne Massey, and Tristan Iott. He is also survived by two aunts, one uncle, several cousins, many nieces, nephews, and host of other family members.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, Dale Brashers; Granddad and Grandmother, James and Geneva Chapman; beloved Uncle and Aunt, Wayne and Gyneth Johnson; Father and Mother-in –law, Carl and June Smith; Sister and brother-in-laws, Connie, Lynn, and Paul Smith.

Jim loved living and working on the farm. His grandchildren were very special to him and he spent as much time as possible with each of them Jim will be forever missed. He touched the lives of many people and his memory will live on through his loving family and friends.

Jim will be forever missed. He touched the lives of many people and his memory will live on through his loving family and friends.

Services were held Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 1 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home with Rev. John Atchison officiating. Private Burial will be held at a later date. Services were under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


Brock Ray Gaston

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Brock Ray Gaston was born to Kenny and Mary (Kinserlow) Gaston, August 17, 1986 and lost his life May 3, 2010 making his age 23 years, 8 months and 16 days.

Brock was joined in marriage to Kenzy Jai Broce April 19, 2008. To their union a son Keagan Ray Gaston was born, age 19 months

Surviving Brock are his wife Kenzy and son Keagan of the home, father Kenny Gaston and wife Debbie of Licking, MO; mother Mary Gaston and Larry Labbee of Summersville, MO; a brother KJ Gaston of Summersville, MO; four sisters, Tanya Gaston of Springfield, Missouri; Kim Briscoe and Lee of Licking, Missouri; Carrie Gaston and Simon of Summersville, Missouri; Kandi Trentham of Rolla, Missouri; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bobby Cross and Ryna of Summersville, Missouri; sisters-in-law Samantha and Brent Cooper , Bobbi Jo and Ricky Bryson of Summersville, and grandmother Faye Terrill. Also left to mourn are very special adopted grandparents Glen and Becky Griffith, grandparents Bonnie and Del Hinkleman, and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Brock also enjoyed being outdoors where he could hunt and fish with family and friends.

Brock was a loving son, husband and father. Brock and Kenzy were married for 2 years, bur has been together for almost 5 years. He enjoyed spending time with Kenzy and thier precious son Keagan. No matter what they were doing he was happy as long as they were together.

His life with us was much to short, and he will be greatly missed by all his life touched.

On the Gaston side, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Murl and Neva Gaston, uncle Chuck Gaston, also cousins, Dana Gaston and Natalie (Gaston) Morgan.

Services were held on Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 1Pm at Midvale Church with Rev. Janet Jackson officiating . Interment was in Big Creek Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


Virgie Lee Belback

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Virgie Lee Belback the daughter of Jack Smith and Artie Bell (Gale) Smith was born September 7, 1924 at Hartshorn, Missouri and passed away at the Houston House in Houston, Missouri, Tuesday evening, April 20, 2010 making her age 85 years, 7 month and 13 days.

Virgie was united in marriage to Maeland Belback. Virgie was blessed with three daughters, Treva, Vada, and Judy.

While living in Hartshorn, she attended the Hartshorn Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed gardening, growing and tending flowers, and doing puzzle books. Virgie was a devoted family person, taking care of her parents, and she was always ready to baby sit grandchildren, nieces, and nephews when ever needed.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Artie Smith; husband Maeland Belback; 5 brothers, Carl, Henry (Johnie), Norman, Charlie, Arvel;4 sisters, Goldie Beck, Laura Dewitt, Susie Stark, Myretha Morgan.

Virgie is survived by her three daughters and families; Treva Stark of Birch Tree, MO; Vada Stark and husband David of Birch Tree, MO and Judy Gale of Raymondville, MO; 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren. Virgie is also survived by two sisters, Christa Cook of Hartshorn, MO and Freda Ark and husband Walter of Ellington, MO; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.

Funeral Services: Friday, April 23, 2010 at 1:00 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Arvel Schweighauser officiaitng. Visitation: Friday April 23, from 11:30 until service time at 1:00 PM. Interment in Antioch Cemetery in Hartshorn; under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


Connie Jean Smith

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Connie Jean Smith, 50, formerly of Summersville, MO and Huntsville, MO passed away on Sunday, April 11th at her home in Crestwood, MO after a courageous 10-month battle with breast cancer.

Connie was born on October 14th, 1959 in Houston, MO to Carl Smith and June (Miller-Fleming) Smith. Connie was raised on the family farm in Summersville, MO. She was first married to Dewayne Powell on November 25th, 1978 in Summersville. From this marriage they had two children. Connie’s second marriage was to Mike Smith of Crestwood on June 25th, 2004.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and June Smith and two brothers; Lynn Smith and Paul Smith all of Summersville.

Connie is survived by her husband Mike Smith, children, Jared Powell of San Diego, CA, daughter Lindsey and husband Adam Land, and their son Jackson of Huntsville, her three brothers: Bill Smith and wife Dena of Mountain View, MO; Roy Smith and wife Glenda, and Ronnie Smith of Summersville, her sisters: Judy Brashers and husband Jim, Janet Barnes and husband Thurlow of Summersville; Joyce Powell and husband Mike of Huntsville; the wives of her late brothers, Judy Smith and Marlene Smith of Summersville; her mother-in-law Jackie Smith, sister-in-laws, Linda Braun and husband Steve and Laura Smith all of Crestwood, and her brother-in-law Dan Smith and wife Susan of Overland Park, KS. As well as, her former husband Dewayne Powell of Huntsville, many nieces and nephews, and friends that considered her family.

Connie had worked for Aldi for 18 years, managing the store in Moberly and eventually the store in Crestwood. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Huntsville and regularly attended Oak Bridge Community Church in St. Louis. Connie enjoyed long walks with friends, traveling, visiting local wineries, and spending all the time she could with her husband, children and grandson. She will be most remembered for always having an open door at her home, entertaining family and friends, and the unconditional love she gave to all. She was truly an inspiration and loved by all that knew her.

Services will be held Wednesday, April 14th at Kutis Funeral Home’s Chapel in Affton, MO. Visitation will be 3pm – 7pm, with memorial service to immediately follow. In addition, there will be a visitation at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville on Thursday, April 15th from 2pm-5pm. Connie will be laid to rest next to her parents in Summersville, MO following a private graveside service. The family encourages in lieu of flowers that donations be made for breast cancer advocacy in honor of Connie to Susan G. Komen For The Cure at www.info-komen.org/goto/connie_smith.


Bernard James Friel

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Bernard James Friel was born September 16, 1941 in Glasgow, Scotland to Joseph and Rose Ellen Doyle Friel and passed away at his home in Phoenix, Arizona due to linger health problems making his age 68 years.

Upon his arrival in the United States he served in the United States Army from October 17, 1968 to December 23, 1971 then serving in the Army Reserves until October 16, 1974. He worked as a draftsman in the construction industry.

Many in the Summersville and Hartshorn area will remember him as Scotty, because he had the Scottish brogue.

He lived in the Phoenix area for many years.

He is survived by his daughter Erin Kathleen Kinserlow, his two grandchildren, Payton and Shae all of Summersville.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Antioch Cemetery with Rev. Arvel Schweighauser officiating. Services were under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Condolences to the family my be sent to bradfordfuneralhome.net


Dale Roberts Sr.

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Dale Roberts Sr., the son of Charles M. Roberts and Lucille M. Blaine Roberts was born August 30, 1941 at Oelwein, Iowa and passed away at his home March 22, 2010 making his age 68 years 6 months and 22 days.

Dale was united in marriage to Nina Jo Riley on June 25, 1960 at Marshall, Missouri. To their union two sons were born, Dale Roberts Jr. and Charles Wayne.

Dale and his wife Jody attended Midvale Church. After his retirement Dale worked for the Dent County and Shannon County Sheriffs offices. Dale enjoyed spending time with family and grandchildren. He loved riding his motorcycle.

Dale is preceded in death by his mother and father Charles and Lucille Roberts.

Surviving are his wife Jody; two sons, Marty and Charles, daughter-in-law Larissa Roberts, and 5 grandchildren, Mikayla, Chad, Dale, Betty Jo, and Jack all of the Summersville area.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 11:00 Am at Midvale Church with Rev. Emmett Bradford officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


George D. Bryant


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George David Bryant was born February 9, 1927, at Lee’s Summit, Missouri, to Pary Franklin Bryant and Lola Davis Bryant. He passed away in his home in Summersville on March 8, 2010, at the age of 83. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Melba and sister-in-law Wanda.

George grew up on Big Creek near Cedar Grove with his brother Wayne and four sisters, Bessie Faye, Melba, Peggy, and Sharon.

After graduating from Summersville High School, George served in the United States Army for two years with some of his time being spent in Korea. Upon discharge from the Army, he returned to the Summersville area where he married his high school sweetheart, Beulah Ethel Smith Bryant on March 23, 1947. He was the parts manager of the Chevrolet garage in Summersville for several years, but his real passion and love was to own and operate a family farm. He and Beulah realized their dream a farm on K highway where they raised their three children- Shirley, Betty and Steve. It was a favorite hangout for the six grandchildren-Jamie, Jennifer, Peter, Luke, Joe and Seth. The kids and grandkids loved being a part of the many different things that George was involved in through the years-dairy farming, cutting timber, owning and operating the Summersville Sale Barn, and driving the big cattle truck up and down the highway.

The grandchildren have many memories of riding with"Ba" in the long black truck or learning to drive on the farm in his old blue pickup. As the great grandchildren-Tyler, Adrianna, Ethan, Jourdain, Alexander, Connor, Joey and Bryant began arriving, George and Beulah moved back into town and a new generation began making memories in the brick house on the corner of 5th and Main Street in Summersville. Many of those memories involved seeing "Ba" on his lawn mower as he moved around the community.

George is survived by his wife Beulah of the home, daughter Shirley and husband Gary Whiteis of Springfield, daughter Betty Benham of Montgomery, Il, and son Steve and wife Christy Bryant of Salem, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brother, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

George loved being a part of the Summersville Community. He leaves behind many family and friends who will miss him greatly!

Services were held Friday, March 12, 2010 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Tommy Boyd and Rev. Don McNeal officiating. Interment and military honors were held at Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


R L Clark

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R L Clark the son of Richard Marton Clark and Hattie Clara Webb Clark was born March 18, 1926 at Brinkley, Arkansas and passed away at his home in Summersville, Missouri, Saturday February 27, 2010 making his age 83 years 11 months and 8 days.

R L was united in marriage to Alma Maxine Plowman, March 10, 1945. To their union five children was born, Clara, Jeanie, Earnest, Leonard and Robert.

R L was a member of the First Baptist Church in Summersville. He looked forward to farm auctions, visiting, hunting and fishing.

Preceding R L in death are his parents, Richard Marton and Hattie Clara Clark, his wife Alma Maxine, three brothers, Oliver, Burnell and Dwain; son-in-law Johnnie Fiske, and grandson Butch Smith.

He is survived by his children, daughter Clara and husband Karl of Solo, Missouri; daughter Jeanie; son Earnest and wife Kathy, son Leonard and wife Janice, son Robert and wife Sonya all of the Summersville area; three brothers, Marton Jr.; Bill and C R; two sisters, Verla Jean and May Louise; 15 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren.

Graveside Services were held Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 10 AM at Bethel Cemetery with Rev. Paul Hamm officiating. Burial in Bethel Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Grant Armfield


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He was as a Veteran of WWII and served in the Army from 1943 -1945.

Grant was the town barber, served on the school board for years, was a volunteer fireman, hunter and fisherman.

Preceding Grant in death are his wife, Maxine, parents Jonathan and Nancy Armfield, two brothers, Oscar Armfield and Don Armfield, two sisters Mabel Ellis and Blanche Thompson.

Grant is survived by his children, Gary Armfield and wife Sandy of Belleville, Illinois; Mary Macy and husband Joe of Livingston, Texas and Lana Kaut of Fort Worth, Texas; five grandchildren, Matt Armfield and wife Darlene of High Ridge, Missouri, Brandon Armfield and wife Melanie of Belleville, Illinois, Angela Knutson of Moses Lake, Washington, Aaron Kaut and wife Monica of Ft. Worth, Texas, Amanda Hichkad and husband Tejan of Bel Air, Maryland, one sister Ellen Laidley of Illinois, one brother, Dwayne Armfield of Missouri. 10 great grandchildren, Marissa and Rebekah Armfield of High Ridge, Missouri, Brandon Jr., Kaylee and Elisha Armfield of Belleville, Illinois; Alyssa and Joshua Knutson of Moses Lake, Washington, Grayson, Cooper and Brody Hichkad of Belair, Maryland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Summersville Senior Citizens Center or the charity of your choiceServices were held at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 Am Thursday.

February 25th, 2010 with Rev. Tommy Boyd officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home


Glenna Mae Mitchell


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Glenna Mae Mitchell daughter of Offie Richards and Rosie Jameson was born April 15, 1931 and went to her heavenly home Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.

Glenna passed away at Southbrook Nursing Home in Farmington, MO, making Her age 78 years, 10 months and four days. She had suffered many health problems the last few years of her life.

She married Carmie Leon Gale of Eunice, Mo. on Nov. 21, 1947. They had three children James, Gregory, and Teresa. After Carmie’s death she married Guy Mitchell on June 12, 1993.

She was a member of Southfork Baptist Church at Moody, MO, where she was lovingly referred to as “The Pie Lady” because of her love of baking pies and bringing them to the church dinners.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, sisters, husbands, and oldest son James.

She is survived by her children, Greg Gale and wife Elaine of Marble Hill, MO., Teresa Beezley and husband Mark of Houston, MO, daughter-in-law Pat Gale of Belton, MO., 11 Grand children, 12 Great Grand Children and her sister Leona Hilgert of Beulah, MO, and her brother Mac Richards of Mansfield, MO.

She enjoyed working in her garden and flower beds. She also enjoyed cooking, especially making vegetable soup and canning.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.Larry Hopkins officiating. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home


Freda Wilkins


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Freda Lucille Koogler Wilkins was the daughter of Frank and Rosa May (Craft) Koogler. Freda was born March 4, 1927 at West Eminence, MO. She left this world February 18, 2010 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, MO., making her 82 years 11 months and 14 days.

Freda was the youngest of seven children. Her mother died when she was only three weeks old. Freda was reared to the age of three by Annie (Ma) Shedd. After leaving Ma Shedd’s she lived with her Dad, four sisters and two brothers. Grand Pa Shedd would occasionally ride a mule from West Eminence to Mill Creek just to go see his little Freda. In 1943 during WW II she traveled to St. Louis, MO in search of work. At the age of 16 she lied about her age so she could go to work in a defense plant. On returning home to Eminence she lived with her sister Opal and worked in Lauren George’s restaurant in Eminence.

Freda was united in marriage to William Glen Wilkins on March 1, 1947. They were blessed with five children, 1 foster child, 9 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. They shared their lives for 57 years.

Much of their early married life was spent living in logging camps throughout Colorado and Wyoming. In 1954 while living in Laramie, WY Freda accepted the Lord as her savior. She and Glen both were baptized in the North Plate River near Laramie, WY with ice still floating down from the spring thaw. In 1961 they returned to Summersville, MO and joined the First Baptist Church.

Freda worked for Angelica Uniform Corporation in Eminence as a sewing machine operator for many years. After leaving the factory she opened her own restaurant in Summersville called "Freda’s" then she and her daughter Nedria owned and operated Scenic Rivers Dinner House in Summersville. She also worked for the Senior Citizen Center and Danny Staples as a cook at Harvey’s near Alley Springs. Freda loved to cook but even more than that she loved meeting, greeting and serving people. Freda loved it when her family and friends would drop by for a visit. Freda felt like she had to feed the world so the first thing she would always ask her visitor is "Have you eaten"? Freda served her community through her church and by being a member of the Ladies V.F.W. Auxiliary. She loved doing crafts, making quilts and keeping her grandchildren. Freda lived out her life serving her church, her family, and her community.

Freda was preceded in death by her husband Glen, parents Frank and Rosa May Koogler, two brothers Raymond, of St. Louis, MO and Marvin, of Salem, MO, four Sisters Ruth Laxton of Springfield, MO, Opal Young Osburn, of Eminence, MO, Geneva Crisco of Colorado Springs, CO, Lola Bounds Potter of West Eminence, MO, son-in-law Bill House of Summersville, MO, and great-grandson Jacob Whitten of GA.

She is survived by her children, Nedria and her husband Ralph Plowman of Summersville, MO, Glenda Wilkins of Ozark, MO, LaDonna and her husband Terry Hartman of Summersville, MO, Dwane and his wife Karen Rose of Ridgeland, SC, Tony Garrison and his wife Lynn of Jefferson City, MO, Johanna and her husband Robbie Lootens of Taos, MO, nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild on the way, many nieces and nephews and numerous friends. She was and is loved by all and will be missed by all.

Rejoice in the assurance and knowledge that Freda is now walking with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and holding hands with her beloved Glen.

Services were held Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 10:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Tommy Boyd and Rev. Steve Steelman officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Lola Marie Cooley


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Lola Marie Cooley, the daughter of Oscar D. Hines and Dora (Bilbrey) Hines, was born January 19, 1920 at Summersville, Missouri and passed away at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, Missouri on Thursday, February 18th, 2010 making her age 90 years and 30 days.

Lola was united in marriage to Leslie Wayne Cooley November 20, 1940. To this union 4 children were born, Larry Roger, Garry and Jackie.

Lola spent her entire life in Summersville, with short stays in Kansas, Texas, and Kentucky, until her retirement in 1985. She worked at Angelica Uniform Company for approximately 30 years in Summersville, and when she retired, she moved to Mountain View, Missouri to be near children where she lived until her death.

Lola enjoyed many things in her life including cooking, sewing, gardening and traveling. For several years after her retirement, she enjoyed traveling the country with children, especially the western states. She took great pride in the fact that she has been to Mexico and Canada and has dipped her toes in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans all in one twelve month period.

Lola’s greatest joy was her large family spreading out from her through 5 generations, and her favorite pastime was organizing family gathering and cooking for them. She planned and cooked for the entire family at holidays every year including her final 2-3 years where she delegated some smaller items, but cooked all turkeys and hams with all the fixins herself. No one has ever enter her home at any time without being pressured to eat at least a piece of pie or cake, which was always on hand, or a meal if they would allow her a few minutes to get it on the table.

Preceding her in death were her mother and father, her husband, two brothers, Amos Hines and Vern Hines, one sister Thelma Foard, one son Jackie Cooley, one daughter-in-law Judy Taber Cooley, and one grandson Larry Cooley Jr.

Surviving are three sons, Larry Cooley and wife Sally, of Mountain View, Missouri, Roger Cooley, of Columbia, Missouri, Garry Cooley of Mountain View, Missouri, six grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren, one brother, Dale Hines and wife Edythe, of St. Peters, Missouri, one sister Eileen Pack and husband, Gene of Norma, Oklahoma, many nieces and nephews and other relatives and uncountable friends and neighbors.

Lola had a great sense of humor and enjoyed teasing and bantering with all the younger people in the family, She loved life and was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother and Great-great grandmother, sister an friend. She will be missed very much by very many for a very long time.

Funeral Services were held Monday, February 22, 2010 at 10 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Bro. Daryl Young officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.


Homer G. Cooper


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Mr. Homer G. Cooper age 81 a long time resident of Summersville passed away at his home. Military Rites and memorial services will be held later date under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Joyce P. Law


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Joyce P. Law the daughter of Pricilla (Benger) Vander Burg and step-father Ed Vander Burg was born September 5, 1926 in Blue Island, Illinois at Blue Island Hospital and passed away at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Missouri, Saturday, January 30, 2010 making her age 83 years 4 months and 10 days.

Joyce was united in marriage to Virgil Eugene Law. To their union 1 daughter was born, Joan A. Law who married Ted Van DerAa.

She enjoyed playing cards, and helping others. She worked in the secretarial field for many years.

Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vander Burg; her husband Virgil Eugene Law; and a sister Jenette WeidenAAr.

She is survived by her daughter and husband Joan and Ted Van DerAa, of Summersville, Missouri; their daughters, Cris Kahlen of French Villa, Missouri; Cheryl Soucy of Chicago, Illinois; Colette Tapley and husband Jeff of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; their son Craig Van DerAa and wife Karla of Macon, Missouri. She is also survived by 10 great grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held in Florida. Local Arrangement were under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


Clyde Cook


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Funeral Services for Mr. Clyde Cook, age 81; a resident of the Hartshorn/Summersville area will be held Saturday, January 16th , at 11:00 A M. at Valley Center Baptist Church. Visitation will held Friday evening from 6 to 8 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel Interment and Military Honors be held at Valley Center Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.


George Pyatt


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Phillip Scott Pyatt, was born October 24, 1969 at Mountain View, MO and entered eternal life Thursday, December 31, 2009 at the Barton County Hospital in Lamar, MO making his age 40 years 2 months and 7 days.

He was a loving son, brother, nephew, uncle and cousin. George was an accomplished welder and auto mechanic. He enjoyed riding his Harley Motor Cycle.

He is preceded in death by grandfather and great aunt.

George is survived by his mother Mary Ann Bishop and step-father John David Bishop of Golden City, Missouri; brother Charles Zebulyn Pyatt of Jerico Springs, MO; his twin brother and sister, John Ethan Bishop and Jozette (Tootsie) Ann Bishop; both of Golden City, MO; his 3 aunts, Sharon Pyatt, and Peggy Pyatt, both of Summersville, MO, June Hayes of Rose Hill, Kansas; nieces and nephew, Crystal, Tiffany and Lathen; cousins, Jackie Pyatt of Summersville, MO; and Annie Morris of Wichita, Kansas. George is also survived by his many friends.

Funeral Services were held Monday, January 4, 2010 at Bradford Funeral Chapel; Interment was in the Pyatt Family Section of Riley Cemetery. Arrangements were under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.