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Goldie Newton, 101, of Zanoni, MO passed away on January 27, 2015 at the Gainesville Healthcare Center. She was born on September 17, 1913 in Zanoni, MO daughter of Jack and Leila (Piland) Smith.

Funeral services for Goldie were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, January, 29, 2015 in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home chapel, Gainesville, MO with Wayne Stewart officiating. Burial will be in the Smith Chapel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Smith Chapel Cemetery and left at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, MO.

Goldie received her education from New Hope School. On September 11, 1927, she and H.D. Newton were united in marriage by Ike Smith in Sycamore, Missouri. H.D. preceded her in death on April 23, 1993. Goldie and her husband owned & operated a country store for 30 years. They were cattle and pig farmers. Goldie also worked at Baxter Lab in Mountain Home, AR for 23 years. She loved spending time outside checking her cows and working in her many flower gardens. She loved spending time with all of her grandkids.

She is survived by three children, Gene Newton and wife Maggie, Colleen Irby and husband Jim and Sharlene Crites and husband Don; one daughter-in-law Ann Newton; nine grandchildren Kathy Volkerding and husband Bob, Stan Newton, Scott Newton, Pat Nunnally and husband Edward, Gary Cudworth and wife Shanna, Terry Newton and wife Rhonda, Kevin Newton, Rick Crites and wife Sarah and Mindy Trail and husband Eric; one sister Violet Newton; eighteen great grandkids; and sixteen great-great grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her husband H.D. Newton; one son Doin Newton; five brothers; one sister; five half brothers; and five half sisters.

Elizabeth “Betty” J. Misenheimer, age 88, of Ash Flat, Arkansas. Died Tuesday January 27, 2015 at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab. Betty was born April 25, 1926 in Dalton, Wisconsin.

A memorial service will be held Feb.4,2015 at 11:00am in Cherokee Village United Methodist Church with Rev. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in Wisconsin this summer.

She was the daughter of the late Louis J. and Emma “Owen” Horn. On June 30, 1951 she married Gene Misenheimer in Racine, WI. after graduating from high school she went to business school, then moved to Racine in 1945. She was employed by WI. Natural Gas (W E Entergy) for 38 years retiring Dec. 1, 1986. She moved to Cherokee Village in April 2002. She was a member of Cherokee Village United Methodist Church.

Survivors include Russ (Rosemarie) Wing, Larry (Ellen) Wing, Darcee Olson, Jeanne (Dewey) Hawkinson, Joyce Booth, Diane (Kenneth) Preuss, Jacquelyn (Greg) Leckwee and Leslie Sellhausen. She was preceded in death by her father and mother her husband Gene on Feb 25, 1987, sisters Lois and Marjorie, brother Harley horn, brother-in-law Wayne Wing, Milan Diebert, Don Kopff, sister-in-law Maxine Horn, nephews-in-law Brian Booth and David Olson.

A Memorial service for William Dale Wake, 71, Pomona, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 2, 2015, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Wake died at 8:40 p.m., Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at his home.

He was born November 16, 1943, at Willow Springs, Missouri, to Manuel T. Wake and Rosie A. Collins Wake.  On November 15, 1969, he was married at Springfield, Missouri, to Kathryn Byrnes.  Before his retirement, Mr. Wake was employed with Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  Mr. Wake was of the Catholic faith.

He is survived by two children, William James Wake, wife, Marisa and Lorree Allen, husband, Bryan, all of Springfield, Missouri; four grandchildren, Kaitlynn Keller, Kelsey Wake, Gavin Allen and Camden Wake; four brothers, Ernest T. Wake, wife, Mabel, Leslie L. Wake, Leroy Wake, wife, Joan and Jim Wake, wife, Jeanne, all of Cabool, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Linda Wake, Willow Springs, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.

His parents, one brother, Doyle Wake, one sister, Julie A. Moore and one brother-in-law, Herman Moore, precede him in death.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Services for Mrs. Idella Pitts, age 95 a resident of Summersville, will be held Saturday, January 31, at 1:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville.

Visitation for Mrs. Idella Pitts will be 11:00 am until 1 PM Saturday morning, January 31 at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be in Summersville Cemetery near Summersville

Service are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

Funeral services for James Edwin Barrett, 83, West Plains, Missouri will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 31, 2015, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Barrett died at 12:15 a.m., Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born November 20, 1931, at West Plains, Missouri. He met his wife of sixty-four years, Mary Joyce Thornberry, while living in West Plains.  They married and had one daughter, Dianne (Glovatsky) and later a son, Jerry.  They lived in Louisiana and Bowling Green, Missouri, until retiring to West Plains.

James is survived by his daughter, son and eight grandchildren.

Mr. Barrett will lie in state from 4:00 until 9:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Howell Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to West Plains Community Garden or any charity of choice, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Wynne Joan Rackley, 84 years, 8 months, and 6 days old, passed to heaven on January 26, 2015 at Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare, Crane, MO.

Graveside services for Joan will be Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at Sweeton Pond Cemetery, Dora, MO. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO. Officiating will be Harlin Howerton. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society . Services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home.

Joan was born May 20, 1930 in Wynnewood, OK to Ira and Mary ( Earl) Shipley. Joan was a resident of the Ava community for several years. On June 9, 1947 Joan and Lemuel Dewey Rackley were united in marriage in Mtn. Home, AR and to this union two sons, Garry and Richard were born.

Joan was a Christian. She loved bluegrass music and square dancing. She also enjoyed gathering at McDonald’s drinking coffee with all her buddies. Family and friends delighted in her smile and clever sense of humor. Joan loved taking care of her mother in the home in Ava until her mother’s passing.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lemuel in 1987, and two siblings, Robert and Iris Marie Martin.

Joan is survived by two sons, Garry Rackley and wife, Sherrie, Harrison, AR and Richard Rackley and wife Annita, Mt. View, AR, three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a sister, Dorothy Drager, Cookville, Tennessee and other relatives and friends.

Dawn Leanora Nelson, of Oldfield, MO passed away, with her family by her side, on January 27, 2015 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield MO.

A Graveside Service will be held at the Union Grove Cemetery on Wednesday, January 28th at 3:00 p.m. Officiating is Pastor Oren Alcorn. A memorial will be at a later date and time in Iowa.

She was born in Cicero, Illinois on January 10th, 1960, the daughter of George and Maxine (Schloss) Beltz. She was united in marriage on September 18, 2004 to Terry Nelson. Dawn was blessed with three children.

With all her heart, Dawn loved her family and friends. Dawn’s husband, children and grandchildren were the most important things in her life and her joy was spending time with them. She was an animal lover, loved riding horses and spending time outside. She was a rescuer of stray animals and children. She enjoyed gardening, antiquing, and crafting.

Dawn was a true people person, her outgoing friendly, personality drew all those that knew her close. She was the life of the party.

She was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Dawn is survived by her mother, her husband Terry, three children; Melanie Costello of Indianola, Iowa, Rhonda Seward and husband, Rodney of New Virginia, Iowa, and Casey Fuller and wife, Stefany, Las Vegas, NV, five grandchildren, Brandyne, Rosemary, Rod, Paige, and Addison, one great grand-daughter, Evelyn, siblings, George Beltz, Jr., Suzette Smrz, Gary Richardson, Brandy Richardson, Melanie Buchanan, Brooke Richardson, Pamela Barlow, Jody Beltz, and Melanie Rushing, and many other family and friends.

Funeral services for Nancy Gail Allen, 63, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 29, 2015 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Allen died 7:25 p.m., Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Ozarks Medical Center.

She was born September 10, 1951 at Gideon, Missouri to Robert Calvin Bragg and Iva Lucille Tabor Bragg.  On May 29, 1970, she was married at Sibley, Missouri to Arthur Allen, Sr.  Before her retirement, Mrs. Allen was employed with Macy’s Department Store.  She enjoyed puzzles and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  Mrs. Allen was a Christian.

She is survived by three  children, Arthur (Butch) Allen, Jr., fiancée, Mary, West Plains, Missouri, Angie Bristow, husband, Richard, West Plains, Missouri and Robert Allen, wife, Darla, Harrisonville, Missouri; ten grandchildren, Andrew, Darian, Kayla, Kirsten, Alyssa, Nicole, Becca, Nathan, Kylan and Tristan; three great-grandchildren, Avah, Eli and Bailey; her father, Robert Calvin Bragg, Sibley, Missouri; two brothers, Jeff Bragg, wife, Kathy, Independence, Missouri and Curtis Bragg, wife, Kelly, St. Peters, Missouri; one sister, Paula St. Clair, Independence, Missouri; her step mother, Bobbie Bragg; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Her mother, one nephew, and several aunts and uncles precede her in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be at the Howell Valley Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Howell Valley Cemetery and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral services for Clifford Allen Mumert, 91, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 30, 2015 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Mumert died 10:31 a.m., Monday, January 26, 2015 at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born October 1, 1923 at Wakeeney, Kansas to Thomas Mumert and Effie Marts Mumert.  He received his education at the Pleasant Ridge School in Pottowatomie County, Kansas near Havensville and graduated from Havensville High School.  On June 27, 1948, Mr. Mumert was married at Havensville, Kansas to Audrey Kolterman.  Mr. Mumert was a veteran having served with the United States Navy during World War II.  He served on the Merchant Marine Ship S.S. Richard W. Dixie and the U.S. S. Rawlins and received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Victory Medal, and the American Campaign Medal.  After serving with the Navy, Mr. Mumert returned home and worked for Neale Construction Company in Topeka, Kansas from 1947 to 1955.  In 1955, the family moved to Rover, Missouri and then to West Plains when Mr. Mumert went to work for Western Light & Telephone Company from 1956 to 1978.  During that time, he was construction foreman, equipment repairman and local manager. Also, he and his wife, Audrey, owned and operated Audrey’s Antiques & Gifts from 1967 to 2004.

For many years, Mr. Mumert served on the Board, was a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent and church treasurer while attending Rover Assembly, Rover, Missouri and First Assembly, West Plains, Missouri. While a member at First Assembly, he organized the first Royal Ranger group for young boys at the church and also served as Commander of the Group.  While Mr. Mumert attended Faith Assembly of West Plains, he served on the Board.

He loved God, was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; he enjoyed traveling, collecting and people.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey Mumert, West Plains, Missouri; three children, Linda Moss, husband, Roy, Pottersville, Missouri, Stephen Mumert, wife, Phyllis, Springfield, Missouri and Roger Mumert, wife, Karen, Sherwood, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Allen Moss, wife, Elisha, Charles Moss, wife, Suzette, Diana Moss, Michael Mumert, wife, Nikki, David Mumert, Jeniffer Jefferson, husband, Kris and Jessica Purvis, husband, Chris; thirteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Anna Mae Brown, husband, Fred, Topeka, Kansas; and many nieces and nephews.

His parents, three brothers, one sister, two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, precede him in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m., Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery.  Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral services for David “Glen” Surritte, 67, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 30, 2015 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Surritte died 8:10 a.m., Saturday, January 24, 2015 at his home.

He was born January 8, 1948 at Cureall, Missouri to David Woodrow Surritte and Magdalene “Maggie” Collins Surritte.  He was a veteran having served with the United States Army for twenty-five years.  Before his retirement, Mr. Surritte was employed with the Sanitation Department for the City of West Plains. He liked to junk and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Mr. Surritte was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by three children, Christina Adelsberger, husband. Tom, Kimberly Surritte and R. L. Kocher, all of West Plains; six grandchildren, Corey Adelsberger, Cody Adelsberger, Corina Adelsberger, McKenzie Surritte, Abbigail Beck and Bella Beck; one brother, Doyle Surritte, wife, Linda, West Plains; two sisters, Rosa Mae Anderson, West Plains and Alice Coats, husband, Bill, Peace Valley, Missouri; sister-in-law, Carolyn Surritte; brother-in-law, Ray Shunk; and many nieces and nephews.

His parents, one brother, Donald Surritte, one sister, Barbara Shunk, brother-in-law, Donald Anderson and one niece, Amanda Lynch, precede him in death.

Visitation will be from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Pottersville Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Pottersville Cemetery or the Arthritis Foundation and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed at