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Funeral services for David Leon Riley, 32, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 27, 2015, at First Christian Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Riley died at 4:35 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, 2015, near West Plains, Missouri.

He was born December 24, 1982, at Amarillo, Texas, to Danny Lee Riley and Cindy Lynn David Riley.  He graduated from West Plains High School and on March 31, 2007, he was married at West Plains, to Katelynn Elizabeth Jolliff.  David worked as a technician for Dish Network.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting.  David was of the Pentecostal faith and he loved the Lord.

He is survived by his wife, Katelynn Riley, of the family home; two children, Macy and Brantley, of the family home; his parents, Danny and Cindy Riley, Moody, Missouri; two brothers, Danny Riley, wife, April, West Plains and Dennis Riley, wife, Chrissy, Springfield, Missouri; one sister, Daelyn Riley, West Plains; grandparents, Russell and Beverly David and Alma Fowler; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rick and Sherri Jolliff; brother-in-law, Rick Jolliff, Jr., wife, Melanie; two sisters-in-law, Kayla Cobb, wife, Aaron and Christa Franks, husband, David; and nieces and nephews, Haley, Alana and Hudson Riley, Rylie Eskew, Shelli, Addie, Kensley, Aaron and Brayton Cobb, Aaron  Jolliff, Christopher, Courtney and Jessica Franks.

His grandmother, Naomi Clark, grandfather, Leon Riley, papa, J. D. Jones and one infant sister, Danyell Riley, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Jolliff Cemetery.  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.

Shirley M. Foster,79, of Highland, Ark., died Tuesday April 21, 2015 at the EagleCrest Nursing Home in Ash Flat. She was born August 7, 1935 in Thayer, MO to Austin and Freecie “Bryan” Gray. She was a housewife, loving wife, mother, avid bowler and golfer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, three brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include her husband David D. Foster of the home, one son David W. Foster of the home, two brothers, two sisters, two grandchildren, one great grandchild, several nieces nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Saturday April 25, 2015 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Tri-County Funeral Home chapel located in Highland, AR

All arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark.

A Celebration of Life for Elaine A. Matejka of Bull Shoals, Arkansas, will be 11:00 am, Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Kirby & Family Funeral Home in Bull Shoals, AR with Reverend Dr. Fred Taylor officiating.

She passed away March 26, 2015, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 76.

Elaine was born May 19, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of George and Winifred Packwood Dickman. She was married to the love of her life, Donald Matejka who passed away in 2012, for over 53 years and was a homemaker and the wife of a fire fighter. Elaine lived in Bull Shoals since1997, moving from Oaklawn, IL. She was a member of the Hoevel-Barnett Post #1341 Ladies Auxiliary and the Retired Fisherman’s Club. She enjoyed playing Bingo and working at the Bull Shoals Food Pantry.

Elaine is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Leo) Warda of Turlock, CA; son, Brett (Marcia) Matejka of Oaklawn, IL; sisters, Lynn (Bob) Harrison of FL and Terri (Ken) Davidson of CA; brother, Jeff Peterson of IL; four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Memorials may be made to the Bull Shoals Food Pantry or the Hoevel-Barnett Post #1341 Ladies Auxiliary.

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

Graveside services for Brittany Kay VanDrimmelen, infant daughter of Kenny Cee VanDrimmelen and Katherine Brittany Joice, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Baptist Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Brittany went to be with the Angels April 21, 2015, at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.

She was born April 18, 2015, at Batesville, Arkansas.

She is survived by her parents, Kenny VanDrimmelen and Katherine Joice, Mountain View, Arkansas; her siblings, Sheyenne, Shelby and Kenny; grandparents, Rex and Danita Wolf; great-grandparents, Don and Georgia Ellison and Max VanDrimmelen; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Her paternal grandparents, Kendell and Darlene VanDrimmelen, one brother, Samuel Ray Joice and one sister, Stacie LeAnn Joice, precede her in death.

Memorial Contributions may be made to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

 

Anna Katrinka Wood, 87, of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, formerly of Mountain Home, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Batesville, Arkansas. She was born on June 11, 1927, in Butler, Kentucky to James and Amanda (Barger) Wood.

As a young woman, Anna finished her schooling while working in a factory making war products.  Wanting to more actively assist, she became a member of the Marine Reserves.  After the war, Anna began working for Bell Telephone Co. as an operator, before going to work on the lines alongside the men.  She brought, and successfully won, a lawsuit against “Ma Bell” to receive equal pay for equal work when she found out she received a smaller wage than her male counterparts.  Anna was an avid gardener and “garage-saler”.

She is survived by one sister, Naomi Nagel of Marco Island, Florida; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, of whom she would proudly say that her family extended from Alaska all the way to South Florida.

Arrangements will be private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home and Cremation Center. An online guestbook and obituary are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.

 

 

A private graveside service was held for Herbert Metzger, 98, West Plains, Missouri, at Oak Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Metzger died at 8:49 a.m., Sunday, April 19, 2015, at West Vue Nursing Center.

He was born January 24, 1917, at Aurora, Illinois, to George E. and Ethel Clinger Metzger.  On July 17, 1946, he was married at Lexington, Kentucky, to Norma J. Cox.  Herbert liked to work with his hands; by the age of ten, he could tear down and rebuild model T’s.  He has fond memories of the Kentucky farm where he worked for several years.  As a young man he broke horses on the farm and from that received a leg injury, but did not let the injury keep him from working.  He held many other jobs.  After moving to West Plains, he was employed at Cloud Oak Flooring Company as a foreman for several years.  He was also the owner of J. I. Case Tractor Company.  In 1964, he and Norma moved to California and did lots of traveling in their motor home.  After retiring in 1988, they moved back to West Plains.

He is survived by his son, Don Metzger and wife, Loretta; one granddaughter, Traci Willison and husband, Shane; great-grandchildren, Mayce, Kale, Jackson and Griffin Willison; and daughter Jean Eby and husband, Richard, Argos, Indiana.

His parents, wife, one son, Herbie Metzger, one brother Paul and one sister, Edna Hansen, precede him in death.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Joseph Tommy Jelinek, 66, of Bull Shoals passed away April 21, 2015 at his residence.

Joseph was born April 2, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Charles and Juanita (Blevins) Jelinek.

He is survived by his wife Lori Jelinek of Bull Shoals; his very close friend Jerry Fisher of Bull Shoals and a niece and nephew.

Arrangements are private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

The online guest book and obituary are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.

Memorials may be made to North Arkansas Hospice, 330 Hwy 5 North, Suite 20, Mountain Home, AR 72653.

Symphonie Loveday Sabrina Weidman, became one of Gods angels on April 6, 2015 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO.

Symphonie was born April 6, 2015 in Springfield, MO to and Melinda and Shane Weidman.

Symphonie was proceeded by a great grandfather.

Symphonie is survived by her parents, Melinda & Shane Weidman, her sibling, Xakota Weidman, her grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family.

Graveside services for Symphonie will be Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Murray Cemetery with burial following . Officiating will be Pastor Buddy Boyd .

Denny Barkley departed this life on April 19, 2015 at the age of 54 years in Mountain View, MO. Denny was born on July 4, 1960, in Poplar Bluff, MO to his parents Larry and Marguerite (Scoville) Barkley.

At the age of 16, Denny began carpentry work for his father’s company, Barkley Construction. He continued as a carpenter, for companies owned by Bob Dailey and Mike Powell, working in several states. Denny excelled as a finish carpenter until becoming disabled in his late forties as a result of work-related accidents.

Denny is survived by his mother Marguerite Barkley; three daughters, Melanie (Ben Frost), Sarah Barkley, Julie (C. J. Good); seven grandchildren, Courtney, Jenna, and Kyle Phelps, Meghan Stark, Logan Barkley, Bryer and Jett Good; one brother, Mark Barkley; two sisters Kerri (Mike Powell) and Angie (Doug Clevenger); many loving cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and special fishing buddy Jerry Weaver who he spent many hours with on the Current River.

Denny was preceded in death by his loving father Larry Barkley; paternal grandparents J.W. and Esther Barkley; maternal grandparents John and Mildred Scoville; and niece, Michaela Powell.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 6PM – 8PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree, MO.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 1PM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Birch Tree, MO.

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Funeral services for Fern Shelton, 76, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 23, 2015, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Brother Bill Bales officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 6-7 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemtery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.