Funeral services for Alice Ann “Debbie” Greeson, 59, Springfield, Missouri will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 1, 2015, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Debbie passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015, at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born May 5, 1955, at Mountain View, Arkansas, to Cecil Edward and Cordie Bell Harris Snethern. Debbie graduated from West Plains High School and on August 28, 1982, was married at West Plains, Missouri to Tony Greeson. Before her retirement in 2010, Mrs. Greeson was a cosmetologist in Springfield from 1993 to 2010, prior to that she was employed at Maxine’s Steakhouse in West Plains for many years.
She is survived by her loving husband, Tony Greeson, of the home; one daughter, Malinda York and husband, Jimmy; three step-children, Tonya Hammons, Alan Greeson, and Lori Bonnot and husband, Patrick; eight grandchildren, Nichelle Hammons, Maegan York, Austin York, Dolan Hammons, Claire Bonnot, Truman Bonnot, Klein Bonnot, and Alden Bonnot; two brothers, J.B. Snethern and wife, Andi, Jerry Snethern and wife, Joyce; one sister Louise Roberson and husband Ronald; two sister-in-laws, Ruby Snethern and Mary Snethern; life-long friend Bonnie Setliff and many nieces and nephews.
Her parents, four brothers, Bud, J.C, Dean, and Randall Snethern, one sister, Maxine Duncan, two nephews and one great-nephew, preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Funeral services for Donna Faye Cline, 69, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 28, 2015 in the Rose Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Cline died 5:51 p.m., Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at West Vue Nursing Center.
She was born July 7, 1945 at Royal Oak in Oregon County, Missouri to Samuel Charles Campbell and Murl Estella Lynch Campbell. On September 2, 1961, she was married at Alton, Missouri to Daniel Burton Cline. Mrs. Cline was an avid Cardinal’s Baseball fan, loved volleyball, fishing, wild flowers and spending time out of doors. Also, she enjoyed her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Cline was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of West Plains where she had taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She loved her church and her church family.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel Cline, of the family home; three children, Ramona Dawn Talburt, husband, Wayne, Sycamore, Missouri, Danny Scott Cline, wife, Tina, West Plains, Missouri and Monica Sha Tate, husband, Brandon, Sparta, Missouri; six grandchildren, Grant Dixon Talburt, Seth Daniel Talburt, Caleb Daniel Cline, Madison Fay Cline, Elissa Tate and Megan Talburt; one brother, Glen “Jack” Campbell, Royal Oak, Missouri; one sister, Denna Warren, husband, Cleve, West Plains, Missouri; sister-in-law, Mary Campbell, West Plains, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, one brother, Cecil “Pete” Campbell, sister-in-law, Imogene Campbell, nephew, Ricky Campbell and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Oran and Geneva Cline, precede her in death.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Huddleston Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Lorelei “Lori” Helton, 77, of Bulls Shoals passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in Mountain Home.
Lori was born December 19, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Robert and Elizabeth (Tucker) Florer. Lori loved traveling, seeing the world and meeting new friends. She was a member of the Dam Knitters of Bull Shoals and very active in her community. Lori loved all her adoptive families and friends. She spent as much time with them as she could. Lori is preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Helton; a son, Russell Andrew and her parents.
Lori is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Vikki and Mike Burgett of Newark, California and Kathleen and Michael Golick of Mundelein, Illinois; two grandsons, Robert and Sandy Shaw of Newark California and Joshua Golick of Lake Villa, Illinois; two great grandsons, Drake Golick and Robert Alan Shaw and great granddaughter, Mikayla Golick of Lake Villa, Illinois.
Services are private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
The online guestbook and obituary are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneral.com.
Darrel Jay Martin, Sr., 81, passed away February 24 2015 at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains, Missouri. He was born in Round Springs, MO on October 15, 1933, Darrel had a twin brother, Doyle. He grew up in southern Missouri until mid-teens, Darrel moved to the St. Louis area and married briefly; they had one daughter, Debra, together. Darrel later married Helen Hansel in 1960 in St. Louis; they were married 49 years and had three children Vickie, Darrel Jr, and Tammi. Darrel worked as a construction laborer for 38 years until retiring in 1990. Darrel and Helen returned to southern Missouri. Helen passed in 2010, Darrel remained in Mountain View, until about 9 months ago when he moved to Pleasant Valley in West Plains, where he will be missed by many new friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Danna and Thomas Martin; wife, Helen Martin; and 8 siblings.
Survivors include 4 children and a chosen daughter, Debra Pope, of Destin, Florida, Vickie Scott, of Washington, Missouri, Darrel Martin, Jr., of Steelville, Missouri, Tammi Ridenour, of Mountain View, Missouri, and Kim Barton, of Mountain View, Missouri; 9 grandchildren, Jamie Pope, Jessica Hall, John Pope, Rocky Winger, Lisa Buhr, Christen Shulte, Brittany Day, Brandon Martin, and Dustin Ridenour; 19 great grandchildren and one expected to arrive; one great great grandchild; and 3 brothers, Jerry Martin, of Birch Tree, Missouri, Larry Martin, of Winona, Missouri, and Orville Martin, of Villa Ridge, Missouri.
In Darrel’s younger years he loved motorcycles, many of his friends like to call him “Hollywood” because of his good looks, but most called him Dick. Dick and Helen loved to travel and play Bingo. They often frequented Branson and Nashville. Country music was a favorite pass time as well; he enjoyed the legends Patsy Cline, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn.
Dick traveled to Florida and Texas to visit family, some in which he was meeting for the first time. He also went on an adventure to Tennessee to visit his triplet great grandchildren. Darrel loved spending time with his Grandchildren. His favorite pass time was fishing with his brothers, and of course the fish fries to follow. He also loved his Chevy truck. Even after he couldn’t drive he would sit in it and start it up. The St. Louis Cardinals were his favorite baseball t eam, some also believed they were a sign from heaven when they were in your yard. Darrel never met a stranger he was liked by everyone he met. He was a very kind soul, and was always there to help. He will be greatly missed by many, he now resides in heaven with Helen, and we all have one more guardian angel.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2015 at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View with Pastor Stacey Prewett officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mountain View. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.
Todd J. Lewis, 45, of Warrensburg, MO departed this life Wednesday, February 25, 2015. He was born November 10, 1969 in Kansas City, KS, son of T.J. and Anita (Robbins) Lewis.
He is survived by Wendy Lewis, his wife of 10 years and daughter Hannah both of Warrensburg, MO; his father T.J. Lewis of Howards Ridge, MO; sisters Tracy Guffey and husband Mike of West Plains, MO, Sherri Southworth and husband Mike of Crown Point, IN; nieces Taylor Guffey, Emily and Ellie Southworth; nephews Scott Southworth and Seth Guffey; and a multitude of loving family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Anita; and infant nephew, Ethan Guffey.
Todd graduated from Gainesville High School in 1988 and joined the Air Force in January 1989. He retired January 31, 2015 as a Senior Master Sergeant after 26 years of service. He made friends all over the world during his deployments. Todd loved spending time golfing, hunting and attending sporting events-especially if it involved family. He loved his family and his country dearly!
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015 in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home chapel, Gainesville, MO with Jim Kyle and Clayton King officiating. Burial will be in the Mammoth Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Visitation will be Friday evening, February 27th from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family asks that contributions be made in Todd’s memory to St Jude Children’s Home, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942, or to the Mammoth Cemetery and can be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, MO.
Madelyn Joyce Ledgerwood, 73, of Claremore, Oklahoma, passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at her home of 40 years. She was born in Metz, Missouri on March 28, 1941, to Evan and Evelyn (Clapsaddle) Owens. As a child, she attended Deepwater School and graduated from Mountain View High School. Madelyn married Robert Ledgerwood on April 25, 1959, in Mountain View, Missouri. Robert and Madelyn have been married for 55 years, raised 3 children and in that time lived in Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Alaska before settling in Claremore, Oklahoma in 1974. Madelyn was a licensed cosmetologist, a small business owner and an accomplished seamstress.
Throughout her life, Madelyn expressed her artistic nature in her work and hobbies. She gifted most of her creations, from ceramics to baby blankets. She was a dedicated mother involved in her children’s activities and served as a Girl Scout leader for more than 10 years. She enjoyed gardening, bowling, playing board games and cards, and traveling. During their marriage, she and Robert loved to travel and visited 42 states and 6 countries.
Madelyn began her Christian education at Chapel Hill Church south of Mountain View and then became a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. She loved Christ, was a loving, devoted and caring wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister. To know her was to love her and she will be greatly missed.
Madelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Evan and Evelyn, and her brothers, Dwight and Dennis Owens.
Survivors include her husband, Robert; children, Terry (Karen) of Indianapolis, Indiana, Tina (James) of Glen Rose, Texas, and Julie (Todd) of Bethesda, Maryland; 7 grandchildren, Keith, Jennifer, Joshua, Laura, Kate, Jessica, and Nathaniel; and 3 great grandchildren, Ava, Addison, and Grant. She is also survived by 4 siblings, Laveda, Carol, Phyllis, and Curtis; 6 sisters-in-law; 5 brothers-in-law; and more than 20 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View with Dr. John Noble officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mountain View. Memorials may be made to, Alpha-1 Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Coral Gables, FL 33134, phone: (305) 567-9888. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.
Norma Evelyn Taylor, 82 years, 11 months, and 29 days old, held hands with God after saying goodbye to her family and beloved home on earth on February 26, 2015.
Evelyn was born February 28, 1932 in Theodosia, MO down on Pond Fork to Roy and Lennie (Friend) Ellison. She graduated from Gainesville High School and attended Southwest Missouri State University with two of her sisters. She and her sisters later taught school in the surrounding rural communities.
In 1957 Evelyn and Billie Joe Taylor (son of T.T. and Girlie Taylor) were united in marriage in San Antonio, TX. Evelyn traveled the world as an Air Force wife, living both in Japan and Hawaii and finally settling later in Ava to raise her children, Greg and Holly.
Serving the community, Evelyn worked as the License Bureau Agent for three counties, Dept. of Human Services, Caregiver to many, both in Oklahoma and the Ava area. She was a devoted Christian her entire life and a staunch Democrat, attending every meeting possible and serving at election polls. Evelyn was a member of the local Democrat Committee and a member of the Ava General Baptist Church.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Pauline League, Aldena Taylor and baby sister, Laverne, three brothers-in-law, Clifford League, George Taylor and James “Cletus” Hammond and one son-in-law, Larry Chambers.
Evelyn is survived by two children, Greg Taylor, Ava, MO and Holly Chambers, Oklahoma City, OK, four grandchildren, Brandon Sallee, and wife Tatum, Nick Denewellis, Chase and Rachel Taylor, one great grandson, Hayes Kamm Sallee, one sister, Nora Hammond, Wichita, KS, one nephew, Doug Taylor, Wichita, KS and other relatives and friends.
Evelyn’s greatest accomplishment was instilling her faith in Christ and teaching her children about God. We are pleased to know she is now walking on streets of gold while observing magnificence with a smile on her face!
Graveside services for Evelyn will be Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lutie Cemetery, Theodosia, MO. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO. Officiating will be Pastor Oren Alcorn. Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association.
Funeral services for Francis LaChapelle, 80, West Plains, Missouri will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 2, 2015, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. LaChapelle returned home with the Lord at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at West Vue Nursing Center.
He was born January 4, 1935, as the eldest of four children in Escanaba, Michigan from the union of Vida and Frank LaChapelle. On March 9, 1974, he married his forever soulmate Francy LaChapelle. They were married in the Los Angeles LDS temple for all time and eternity. Of this union, one son and two daughters were born. Francy brought four daughters into the marriage that Frank loved as his own. Together they raised those seven children in West Plains, Missouri. Frank worked at West Vue Nursing Center for more than twenty years. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for almost fifty years. Frank loved to serve others. His passion was model trains and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his loving wife, Francy; one son and twelve daughters. The surviving children are: Diana, Dana, Denise, Francene, Dawn, Debra, Leann (all from first wife, Janet), Lori (from second wife, Mary), Susan, Kathy, Terresa, Annette (brought to the marriage) and Aaron, Jennifer and Amber (from current union). He is also survived by one sister; an “adopted” son, Brent Easley; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
His parents, one sister, one brother and two daughters, precede him in death.
Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Robert John Black, age 72, of Cherokee Village, AR, died on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at his home. Robert was born May 21, 1942 in Peoria, IL, he was the son of the late Hubert John and Sarah Amanda (Lenhart) Black.
Robert is survived by his significant other, Charlotte Daniel; sons, Timothy Black and Kevin and wife Tara Black; daughter, Susan Rothecker; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
The family will accept friends from 3:00PM until 5:00PM on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Robert’s home, #4 San Ildefonso Drive in Cherokee Village.
Gregory Lee Prine, 66, of Mountain View, Missouri departed this life on February 23, 2015 at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains, Missouri. He was born August 24, 1948 in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Emmett and Mary (McFadden) Prine.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Ritchie Prine; and brother, Ralph Prine.
Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Prine; son, Eddie Hogan; daughters, Kerri Heilig and husband, Jim, of Mountain View, and Machelle Prine; brothers, Rusty Prine of Ohio and Brian Prine of Florida; sister, Coleen Whitfield of Ohio; grandchildren, Dustin, Zachery, and Eli; and great grandchild, Kaden.
Gregory served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He received two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for his meritorious service. Gregory loved his grandchildren, motorcycles, and deer hunting. He also gave his daughter a second chance to live with the gift of one of his own kidneys. Gregory will be missed by all who knew him.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.