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A Community Memorial Service for David A. Spina, resident of Flippin, Arkansas and Fire Chief of the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department will be 10AM Saturday May 30, 2015, at the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department.

David passed away May 17, 2015, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 66. He was born October 22, 1948, in Joliet, Illinois, the son of Gildo and Genevieve Boyd Spina. He married Kathleen Wolz on May 23, 1980, in Illinois and worked as a Civil Engineer in the construction industry. David was one of the original founders of the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department and served as the Fire Chief for over twenty seven years. David was a good and kind man who’s motto in life was “If you can help someone along the way, why wouldn’t you”.

David is survived by his wife, Kathleen Spina of Flippin, AR; sons, Alan Johnson of Dubuque, IA, and Todd (Kristyn) Johnson of Plainfield, IL; daughter, Jill Williams of Flippin, AR; sister, Deanna Fox of Bull Shoals, AR; brother, Jim (Susan) Spina of Plainfield, IL; grandchildren, Paige Williams, Brandon Johnson, Katie Johnson and Van Miller Johnson; his nieces and nephews; his canine companion, Shadow and his extended family of fire fighters. He was preceded in death by his parents

Memorials may be made to Fairview Volunteer Fire Department.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at

Edward (Red) Willhoyt, 74, of Mountain Home, Arkansas passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015 at his residence. Edward Willhoyt was born October 2, 1940 in Yellville, Arkansas to Edward Earl and Virginia Layton Willhoyt.

“Red” is survived by one son, Major Willhoyt of Republic, Missouri; two daughters, Rhonda Willhoyt of Mountain Home and Sherry Willhoyt of Rockingham, North Carolina; seven grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Helen Willhoyt.

A memorial service will take place at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home & Cremation Center. An online guestbook and obituary are available at

Helen L. Stamper, 74 years passed away on May 19, 2015 at her home from a sudden illness with her family by her side.

Helen was born November 9, 1940 in Macomb, Mo to George and Etta Lee Collett Letsinger. She graduated from Ava High School.

Helen was a lifelong resident of the Ava community. On Feb. 14, 1957 Helen and Troy Stamper were united in marriage in Ava, MO by Rev. Tom Johnson and to this union two children were born. She was a retired Certified Nurses Assistant from Mercy (St. John’s) Hospital in Springfield, MO. She had also worked at the Mansfield Hospital and helped operate the ambulance there. She assisted the Douglas County ambulance in the 1970’s. She also was currently co-owner with her husband & son of Stamper Trash Service of Ava.

Helen was a Christian. Her hobbies were reading and watching sports on tv and listening to local sports on KKOZ. She enjoyed her family and especially loved spoiling her grandchildren and being the “Boss.” She was looking forward to her great grandson to be born this fall.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Norma, and one brother, Robert “Bobby”.

Helen is survived by her husband, Troy Stamper, of the home, son, Kent Stamper, Ava, MO, daughter, Troyce Gerk & husband, Brian, Livingston, Louisiana, two grandchildren; granddaughter, Chantelle Emmerson and husband, Chad, Hartville, MO and Tristian Gerk, Livingston, LA, two brothers; Danny & Charlene Letsinger, Ava, MO and Dewey Letsinger, Springfield, MO and many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Helen will be Friday, May 22, 2015, 2:00 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO with burial following in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. to service time in the funeral home. Officiating will be Rev. Tom Maples.

Memorials may be made to Heart of the Hills Food Harvest in Ava.

A Gathering of Friends for Clifford Clarence Wanamaker of Clarkridge, Arkansas, will be from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home.

Clifford passed away May 16, 2015, in Clarkridge, Arkansas at the age of 53. He was born September 24, 1961, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the son of Clarence and Eilene Roth Wanamaker. He married Barbara Goucher on July 16, 1988, in Pennsylvania and worked for a sewing factory. Clifford lived in Clarkridge since 2007, moving from Pennsylvania. He enjoyed playing on the computer.

Clifford is survived by his wife, Barbara Wanamaker of Clarkridge, AR; son, James Wanamaker of Pennsylvania; stepchildren, Laura (David) Ondrovic of Mountain Home, AR, Kimberly Knecht of Mountain Home, AR and David Knecht of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Brian, Brittany, Dakota and Zachery Filer, Kayla and Thomas Ondrovic; great-grandchildren, Jeramiah and David Ondrovic and Evelyn Filer; brothers and sisters, Don (Mary) Hunter, Larry (Evelyn) Wanamaker, Linda (Bob) Wanamaker, Richard (Peggy) Wanamaker, David (Kathy) Wanamaker and Doris Wanamaker.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandchildren, David Ondrovic and Haley Filer and infant brother.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at

Gladys Mary Alice Partney, 77 years, passed away on May 17, 2015 at Columbia Healthcare Center in Columbia, MO.

Mary was born January 19, 1938 in Mansfield, MO to Eucla and Laura Ada Mae (Estes) Barton.

Mary was a resident of St.Louis, MO and was a retired Court and Police Clerk for the city of St. Louis for several years. She formerly lived and worked in Mansfield. Mary was a Christian and a member of West Page Baptist Church in St. Louis, MO. She also was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mary’s passion was reading, especially mystery novels. In her earlier years she loved gardening, sewing, water sports, watching movies and traveling.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents. Mary is survived by two daughters, Margaret Partney, St. Louis, MO and Laura Jo Dial & husband, Trenton, Ashland, MO and one son, Andrew Partney, Jefferson City, MO, two grandsons, Drew & Daven Dial, one brother, Jimmie Barton & wife Sandy, Ava, MO and other relatives and friends.

Graveside services for Mary will be Wed. May 20, 2015, 2:00 p.m. in the Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, MO. Officiating will be Pastor Oren Alcorn. Services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO.

Judy Belt Kutsi (Jude) of Mountain Home passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Mountain Home. She was born May 29, 1962 to Verdon and Larva (Friend) Belt in Mountain Home. . Judy was raised in Oakland, Arkansas and was proud to call the Ozarks her home.

Judy was the treasured wife of Colby Kutsi of Mountain Home. She married a Yankee and he was very happy.  Judy was the mother of Shane, Andrew, Andrea and Jesse. She had five brothers, Bobby, Roy, Elvis, Verdon and Randy; four sisters, Margaretta, Loretta, Melissa and Margaret Sue. In lieu of flowers, Jude would like you to hug someone today and share a smile. Tell them, “this is from Jude.” Today she knows the glories of heaven. I love you, Old Boy.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home & Cremation Center Chapel. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery near Gainesville, Missouri following the service.

The online guestbook and obituary are available at

Leroy Taylor, 75, of Mountain View, Missouri departed this life on May 16, 2015 at his home. He was born November 16, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Lloyd Edgar and Mattie Ellen (Kirkman) Taylor.

Leroy married the love of his life, Eva Antrim, on October 25, 1958 in Kansas City, Missouri. They credit their long marriage of 56 years to laughter, love, respect, and understanding. To this union, three children were born; Tom, Brenda, and Gary.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Shirley Pine.

Survivors include his wife, Eva, of the home; children, Tom Taylor and wife, Dora, Brenda Colter and husband, Randy, and Gary Taylor and wife, Amber all of Mountain View; grandchildren, Candra Taylor Goodchild and husband, Josh, Brandi Colter Layman and husband, Matthew, Andrea Taylor Farris and husband, Jason, Rebecca Colter Moore and husband, Tommy, Ethan Taylor, and Brooke Taylor; great grandchildren, Hoyt Layman, Korinne Goodchild, Kaydence Farris, Hayden Goodchild, Lincoln Farris, and Maddix Moore.

Leroy was a member of Mountain View Community Church. He retired from Mountain View Fabricating as a supervisor in the Paint Department.

Leroy loved his family, fishing, and hunting. He enjoyed watching his children grow up and bring him grandchildren and great grandchildren, which he laughed with each and every day.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, MO with Bro. Rick Plumlee officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mountain View. Condolences may be expressed at

Robert Gene Rogers was born to Almeda Rosson Rogers and Leon Ralph Rogers on October 20st 1958. Robert recently passed away on May 15th 2015 at the age of 56 in his home in Tecumseh, MO due to illness.

He worked in Kansas City as a machinist For Cramer industries and moved to Ozark County and worked as a machinist For Southwest Mobil systems, He went back to school and received a degree in criminal justice and started a law enforcement career. In his time he worked at Wal-Mart, Ranger boats and the union as a pipeline teamster.

When his health started to fail he decided to stay home and enjoy his family and friends. He liked riding his side by side, camping, cookouts and getting together with family and friends at cloud 9 ranch. The one thing he enjoyed the most was his Grandkids.

Survivors include; Wife Cindy Rogers, 2 sons Jason Fisher and Family, Robert Rogers and Family of Tecumseh, Mo. One daughter Jody Murphy and Family of Kansas City, KS 4 Brothers: Jerry Rogers, Ronnie Rogers, Clyde Rogers and (Donnie Rogers-Deceased) 2 Sisters: Terry Rogers and Juanita Smith.

Ceremony will be held at clear springs Church at Tecumseh, MO. On May 23rd 2015 at 2:00pm. After Memorial Services a Potluck dinner will be held at Tecumseh Fire House. Arrangements are by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, MO.

Bobby Dale Eppes, age 79, of Ozark Acres, AR. died Saturday May 16th at his home. Bob was born in Parkin, AR. May 4, 1936. He was the son of the late Adell and Stella (Abston) Eppes. He was a farmer and teacher at Melbourn, AR.

Bob is survived by his wife of 29 years, Barbara Eppes, daughters Shelia Eppes-Jones, Gena Bradford, Paula Flanniagan, Pam Cobler and Bonnie Ruszler son Danny Mullins. Sisters Jessie Vaughn, Joyce Blake, Joe Ann Crouch and brother Steve Eppes.

He is preceded in death by a son Danny Keith Eppes, sisters Vera Jordan, Vernie Wallace Brothers Glen, Melvin and William Eppes, and his parents.

A graveside celebration of his life will be held 2:00pm Wednesday May 21st at Baker Cemetery in Ozark Acres, AR. Visitation will be 1:00pm till 1:30pm at Wortham Oak Hill Chapel of Highland, AR. Under the direction of Wortham Funeral Home of Highland, AR.

Alfred (Al) John Kietzmann SR., age 81, of Ash Flat, AR. went to be with our Lord Saturday May 16th at Cherokee Village Medical Complex.

Al was born November 19, 1933 in Holland, MI. he was the son of the late Alfred Earnest Kietzmann and Anna (Franzburg) Kietzmann. He enjoyed his member of First Baptist Church of Cherokee Village and especially his Sunday School Class. Al retired as a store manager for Kroger. Al graduated from Holland Christen Scholl, Hope Collage, and the Davenport Business School. He was a beloved husband, father paw paw and a devoted friend.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Allene (Conway) Kietzmann of the home, sons Chip and his wife Amy Kietzmann, and Tim Kietzmann both of Ash Flat, AR. 2 grandsons John and Samuel Kietzmann.

He is preceded in death by a brother Paul Kietzmann and his parents.

A celebration of Al’s life will be held 6:00pm Sunday at First Baptist Church of Cherokee Village. Visitation will start at 5:00pm at the Church. The family has ask that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. #6 Iroquois Drive, Cherokee Village, AR 72529.