Rhonda D. Quinn, 55, died August 11th, 2014 at her home. Ms. Quinn was born June 1st, 1959 in Springfield, Missouri to Cecil and Judy Quinn. She grew up and attended school in Willow Springs, Missouri, later moving to West Plains where she worked in a variety of occupations before settling into long term employment with Trent Drilling; drilling water wells. Though the work was physically demanding, she loved her job assisting the business owner, and friend, Rex Trent, until his retirement in 2010.
She is survived by her daughter, Ragina Faith Shaw and husband, Patrick; two grandchildren, Sidney and Bodhi; two step-grandchildren, Tristan and Kellan; four siblings, Cynthia Judy and husband, Gerald, Hale, Missouri, Bobbi Tipton and husband, Robert, Pomona, Missouri, Paul Quinn and wife, Deborah, Mechanicsville, Virginia and Raegan Reynolds and husband Jimmy, Koshkonong, Missouri; and many cousins, nephews and nieces.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Throughout her life, Rhonda was hardworking, fun loving, and enjoyed both the company of family and close friends, and the peaceful solitude of nature. She loved animals, and had many beloved pets over the years, leaving behind two cats and a dog which are noticeably distraught by her sudden and complete absence. She had a special connection with children and animals, and was adored by her grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She led a simple, hardworking, and courageous life, and loved her family and friends very, very much. Irreplaceable, she passed from this world too soon, and will be missed deeply by her loved ones. Her smile, her laugh, her homespun wisdom, and her genuine childlike soul quietly supported and added to the quality of the lives she touched in that almost imperceptible way that is only most noticed when it is lost, like the air we breathe, or the warmth of the sun on our skin on cool autumn afternoons. Farewell, Rhonda, you are one of the real ones, the good ones, and we love you now and for always.
Due to the sudden and unexpected nature of her death, a private memorial will be held by her family on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Funeral services for Wilma Lodema DeShazo, 82, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 18, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of West Plains under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. DeShazo died 12:15 p.m., Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.
She was born November 29, 1931 at Thayer, Missouri to William Wiley Stapleton and Thelma Lodema Shepard Stapleton. On June 25, 1950, she was married at the Amy Union Chapel at Hocomo, Missouri to Wayne DeShazo. Mrs. DeShazo was a long time representative for Stanley Home Products; she was a member of the Amy Union Workers and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Mrs. DeShazo was a member of the First Baptist Church of West Plains.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne DeShazo, of the family home; five children, Bruce DeShazo, wife, Anna, Glenpool, Oklahoma, Michael DeShazo, wife, Lori, Rocheport, Missouri, Larry DeShazo, Diana Brown, husband, Danny and Melinda Brenton, husband, Bryan, all of West Plains, Missouri; twelve grandchildren, Kevin DeShazo, wife, Megan, Michael DeShazo, Jr., Christopher DeShazo, Lance DeShazo, Crystal DeShazo, Carly DeShazo, Daniel DeShazo, Austin DeShazo, Devin Brown, wife, Amanda, Danielle Brown, Makayla Ray and Brandy Woody; eight great-grandchildren; and several special nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her parents and two brothers, J.W. Stapleton and William Stapleton, precede her in death.
Mrs. DeShazo was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother; God, family and friends were her life.
Visitation will be from 4:30 until 6:00 p.m., Sunday, August 17th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Homeland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Homeland Cemetery or Amy Cemetery and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Graveside services for Rodney Alan Jarvis, 46, West Plains, Missouri, will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 20,2014 at the Baptist Hill Cemetery near Bakersfield, Missouri under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Jarvis died 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at his home.
He was born March 18, 1968 at West Plains, Missouri to Peggy Williams Jarvis-DeShazo and the late Jerry Lee Jarvis. He graduated from the Bakersfield High School and had attended real estate school. He had owned and operated a Century 21 Real Estate office, was owner of several rental properties and had worked at the Moody Service Station and Grocery. Mr. Jarvis had served as the president of the West Plains Board of Realtors, loved antiques, gardening and was a great interior designer. He had a big sense of humor, loved his family very much and enjoyed spending time with family, friends and his favorite boys, Gordy and Boomer. Mr. Jarvis had attended the Elijah Church of Christ.
He is survived by his mother, Peggy Jarvis-DeShazo, Moody, Missouri; his sister, Sonya Hubbard, husband, Doug, West Plains, Missouri; nieces and nephews, Kasey Friend, husband, Davin, Nikki Jarvis, Kaiyla Holt, husband, Edmond, Kyle Jarvis, special friend, Olivia, Sean Jarvis, wife, Jennifer, Jeremy Jarvis, wife, Kirsten, Stephanie Nelson, husband, Trace, Nicole Hubbard and Dillon Hubbard; uncle, Jack Williams, wife, Lexie; many special cousins; best friend, Tina Joice and very special friends, Travis, Dalton and Josh.
His grandparents, father, and two brothers, Ricky Lynn Jarvis and Rex Kevin Jarvis, precede him in death.
Rod was loved very much by his family and friends and will be truly missed.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 19th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Hill Cemetery and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Rev. Howard M. Weiford, a child of the King and the tenth of twelve children, was called to his eternal home in the heavenly realm on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at his residence in Mountain Home at the age of 79.
Howard was born January 18, 1935, in Massillon, Ohio, the son of John Andrew Weiford and Lethia Aseneth (Snodgrass) Weiford. He served in the United States Army from 1954 until 1957 with two years of service being in Japan. On January 3, 1958, in Los Angeles, California, Howard married Mary Lou Cecilia Radtke. He was born again into the family of God in 1964. Pursuing Christian ministry, Howard graduated from Azusa Pacific College in 1970, and attended Denver Seminary for two years. Howard filled a number of pastoral, counseling and ministry positions, seeing marriages saved and many souls come to know the Savior. His love for the Word of God inspired him most. Locally he pastored the Flora Baptist Church in Fulton County for one year. In addition to his years of ministry, Howard worked as a mailman and insurance agent. Howard was a member of the Mountain Home Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, and five brothers.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mary Lou Weiford of Mountain Home, a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Doris Weiford of Maryland, a daughter and son-in-law, April and Dan Tyree of Elizabeth; two brothers, Dock Weiford of Ohio, and Dallas Weiford of California, five grandchildren, Summer (Jason) Lease, Gregory Weiford, and Allison, Meredith, and Marshall Tyree, and six great grandchildren.
A gathering of family and friends will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Jerry Hoffman and the Rev. Bill Hughes officiating. Burial will be private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.
The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.
Wilma Lodema DeShazo, 82, West Plains, Missouri, died 12:15 p.m., Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.
Funeral services for Wilma Lodema DeShazo will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 18, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of West Plains with interment in Homeland Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
The family will receive their friends from 4:30 until 6:00 p.m., Sunday, August 17th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Homeland Cemetery or Amy Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Graveside services for Charles Benjamin Barrett, Jr., 55, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 15, 2014, at South Fork Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Barrett died at 6:58 p.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Ozarks Medical Center.
He was born July 23, 1959, at New Orleans, Louisiana, to Charles Benjamin Barrett and Irene Pearl Brubaker Barrett. Mr. Barrett was self-employed and spent many years re-building cars, which he enjoyed. He loved to ride his motorcycle and enjoyed participating in benefit rides with the Am Vets in honor of his father. Mr. Barrett was a Christian.
He is survived by his sons, Levi and Cody Barrett and his twin daughters, Jazmine and Jade Barrett; one brother, Howard Turner, West Plains, Missouri; two sisters, Cathy Roberts and husband, Jerry and Susan Ray, all of West Plains, Missouri.
His parents precede him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to South Fork Cemetery or Am Vets benefit rides, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Graveside services for Traci Dawn Owens, 37, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Union Cemetery, Union, Arkansas, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Traci died at 1:00 a.m., Friday, August 8, 2014, at her home.
She was born August 29, 1976, at Salem, Arkansas, to Homer “Sonny” Owens and Marilyn Teresa Desmarais Owens. Traci was a loyal friend and loved her family very much. She also loved her “son” Tokie. She never knew a stranger and was like a second mom to many kids and was a very humorous and kind hearted person. Traci was a Christian.
She is survived by her father, Sonny Owens, Moxee, Washington; six brothers and sisters, Gary Owens, Salem, Arkansas, Diana Owens, Ozark, Missouri, Brenda Kohler, husband, David, Koshkonong, Missouri, Joey Owens, Koshkonong, Missouri, Denise Carter, husband, Doug, West Plains, Missouri, and Mikey Owens, Dini, Alabama; many nieces, nephews and friends; and her “son” Tokie.
Her mother, one sister, Amanda Owens, grandparents, Spikey “C. L.” and Ollie Owens and Joseph and Esther Desmarais, nephew, Shawn Owens, Aunt, Barbara Owens, cousin Shane and sister-in-law, Honey Owens, precede her in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Funeral services for Chester Franklin Dildine, 92, St. Peters, Missouri, formerly of West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 13, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Dildine died at 2:40 a.m., Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Garden View Care Center, O’Fallon, Missouri.
He was born July 18, 1922, at Ellsinore, Missouri, to Chester Arthur and Violet May Wheeley Dildine. On December 26, 1941, he was married at Doniphan, Missouri, to Jewel Deckard. He and Jewel were married for seventy-two and a half years. He retired in 1984 from Keene Corporation and moved to West Plains. Chester liked to walk and recycle and was known around West Plains as the can man and was recognized several times over the years in the local newspapers of West Plains. He had celebrated five generations in his Family for the last five years.
He is survived by his wife, Jewel Dildine; three daughters, Annette Woelfel, husband, John, St. Peters, Missouri, who he had lived with for the last four years; Emilie Voyles, husband, Melvin, Van Buren, Missouri and Wanda Denton, West Plains, Missouri; seven grandchildren, David Jolley, wife, Karrie, Fenton, Missouri, Steven Jolley, wife, Michelle, West Plains, Missouri, Melvin Voyles, wife, Theresa, Van Buren, Missouri, David Pind, Warrenton, Missouri, Jackie Darien, Warrenton, Missouri, Angelina Denton Howell and Teena Denton, both of West Plains; sixteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virgie Dodd, husband, Charles, Florissant, Missouri and Unath Hinton, Grandin, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.
His parents, one daughter, Juanita Dildine, one grandson Leonard Voyles and three sisters, Alma Hogan, Delma Ritchey and Elsie Dildine, precede him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Melvin Perkins, 54, of Mountain Grove passed away at Autumn Oaks August 7.
No formal services are planned. Burial will be in Clear Springs Cemetery in Texas County.
Dorothy Mae Millard, 94, of Mountain Grove passed away at Autumn Oaks August 7.
Services will be Tuesday, August 12 at 10 AM at Lone Star Cemetery.
No formal visitation is planned.
Memorial contributions can be given to Hospice Compassus and left at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.