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A Memorial service for Anita Ruth Gianunzio, 74, West Plains, Missouri will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 21, 2014, at the Needmore Church of God, Dora, Missouri.

Mrs. Gianunzio died at 6:46 a.m., Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Ozarks Medical Center.

She was born January 1, 1940, at Alton, Illinois, to Wilfred and Ruth Minor Sanders. In 1968, she was married at Alton, Illinois, to Steven Gianunzio, who preceded her in death in 1984. Before her retirement Mrs. Gianunzio was a school teacher; she taught English and Special Education. She was a Christian and was very strong in her spiritual faith. Mrs. Gianunzio was a member of the Needmore Church of God.

She is survived by two sons, Matt Gianunzio, wife, Annette, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and Mark Gianunzio, Dora, Missouri; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Julia Sanders, West Plains, Missouri.

Her parents, husband and one son, Mike Gianunzio, precede her in death.

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

Geraldine L. Hood, of Hutton Valley, MO, daughter of the late Rufus and Elza Wheeler Anderson, was born March 7, 1920, in Pomona, MO. She departed this life November 16, 2014 at Mountain View Health Care in Mountain View, MO, at the age of 94 years.

Visitation will be Wednesday November 19, 12-2 PM at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Hutton Valley, MO with Bro. John Colbert officiating. Interment will be in Mackey Cemetery, Pomona, MO. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.

Geraldine was united in marriage to Ralph Jesse Hood on June 12, 1938 at Willard, MO. Geraldine and Ralph were married for sixty-three years and to this union, five children were born.

Geraldine lived most of her life on their farm near Hutton Valley. She was employed as a cook at Ridgeview School for eighteen years which she loved.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, David Wayne Hood; and one sister, Vida Henry.

Survivors include one son, Ralph Edward Hood and wife, Velma of Mountain View, MO; three daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly Jean and Dean Daniels, and Connie Sue and Dale Daniels, all of Mountain View, MO, and Gloria Rae and Chris Deatherage of Drury, MO; seventeen grandchildren; fifty-two great-grandchildren; fifteen great-great grandchildren; one sister, Katheryn Evans of West Plains, MO; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Geraldine loved her grandchildren coming to visit her and she enjoyed quilting. She also played piano and was clerk at her church for many years. She was saved and was currently a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church of Hutton Valley for seventy-two years.

Funeral services for Vernie Herbert (Herb) Roark, 92, Koshkong, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m,, Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at the Wayside Church with Reverend Johnny Holesapple officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Family visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Monday, November 17, 2014 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in Wayside Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Violet Lena Brandon, 92 of Hardy, Arkansas died on Friday, November 14, 2014, at her home.

Visitation will be from 12:00pm till 2:00pm at the Ward Street Chuech of Christ with the funeral following at 2:00pm. Interment will be in Wiles Cemetery.The family has ask that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Paragould Childrens Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.worthamfuneralhome.com/

She was born Thursday, August 31, 1922 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Mann and the late Dollie Bettis Mann. Surviving are daughter, Daphine Goings of Hardy, AR, sister, Janetta Goings of Hardy, AR; 6 grand children; 12 great grand children.and 6 great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband W R Brandon, a son Duane Brandon, a grandson Mark Todd Goings, brothers Noble, Kenneth and Estel Mann a sister Nila Cox and her parents.

Geraldine Bryan, 87, of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Ash Flat Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Ark. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 1, 1927, to Harry and Catherine Hausbaum Cooper. Geri had worked as a switchboard operator and ultimately as communications manager for the Omni International Hotel in St. Louis. She had also driven a bus for the St. Louis Special School District. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Cherokee Village and an active, enthusiastic participant with the Cherokee Players stage group.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert Bryan, and a daughter Terri Bryan.

Survivors include a daughter, Corina Lane of Loveland, Colorado, and two granddaughters, Anne Lane of Lynnwood, Washington, and Katelynne Hansen of Fort Collins, Colorado.

No services are planned at this time. Interment will be in the Peace Garden at Peace Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village.

Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Arkansas.

Funeral services for Don Jefferson Boyer, Sr., 60, Pottersville, Missouri will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 16, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., Saturday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Pottersville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pottersville Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Mr. Boyer died at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at NHC Healthcare.

He was born December 18, 1953, at Granite City, Illinois, to Frank Jefferson Boyer and Freida Fay Garner Boyer. On April 4, 1986, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Doris Martin. Mr. Boyer was an assembler at Invensys. He was a self-taught guitar and keyboard player and enjoyed playing music, especially the guitar and singing. Don recently received a music achievement award from the George D. Hay Foundation, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. Mr. Boyer was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Boyer, of the family home; four children, Angela Wright, husband, John, Thayer, Missouri, Don “Jeff “ Boyer, Jr., wife, Crystal, Birch Tree, Missouri, JoAnna Perry, husband, Nathan, Pottersville and Frankie Forester, of the family home; eight grandchildren and one baby boy on the way, Audrey Perry, Elijah Perry, Jaycelyn Wright, Zaiden Wright, Shannon Boyer, Layton Jones, Dallas Jones and Derrik Skinner; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, and one sister, Ethel Sisco, precede him in death.

Gerald Edward Miller was born November 24, 1926, at Denver, Colorado, to George E. Miller and Rose Mary Berndt Miller. He was one of eight siblings. Mr. Miller was a veteran, having served with the United States Navy as a corpsman during WWII, a fact that he was most proud of.

He met his wife, Alyce, at Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1946, and knew from the moment he laid eyes on her, that she would be the great love of his life. They were married in Scottsbluff, Nebraska on October 2, 1948, and were married for 65 wonderful years, until her passing in December of 2013. His heart never recovered from losing her. He went to be reunited with her on November 12, 2014, one day after celebrating his last Veteran’s Day, and just before his 88th birthday.

To that union, they were blessed with four children who survive. Patricia (Dale) Pfeiffer of Colorado Springs, Colorado,(children Brent, Eric and Alyssa) Jeri Kay (Carl) Kyle of Lexington, Nebraska, (children Justin and Cristina) Eileen (Larry)Wilson of West Plains, Missouri, (children Shauna Coleman, Gabe and Bill Browning and Molly Wilson) and Richard Miller and significant other Jill Suits, of Johnstown, Colorado,(children Nicky and Danny) along with fourteen great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by siblings Robert (Ursula) Miller, Gladys (Mel) Cieloha and Thomas (Bev) Miller, all of the State of Colorado.

Preceding him are his beloved wife, Alyce and siblings George, Rosemary, Donald, and Joseph.

Gerald spent his life as a Certified Dental Technician, first for his best friend Forest Yeager in Grand Island, Nebraska. He then moved the family to Lexington, Nebraska along with his wife, also a Certified Dental Technician, and they opened Mil-Rey Dental, his own lab. He loved his work, and eventually moved his lab to Johnson’s Lake, Nebraska in semi-retirement. At the lake house he had a number of boats and enjoyed water skiing, ice skating, and fishing. While at the lake, they both became Emergency Medical Technicians and eventually opened the first ambulance service there.

He then retired to Bertrand, Nebraska where he made many friends, and introduced a Sunday morning after-church brunch, which grew to be a huge monthly event, earning enough to save the Veteran’s Building there.

They then moved to West Plains, Missouri to live with their daughter during their golden years. In any town he lived in, he would make a distinctive mark by giving back to that community, and you can bet he would be a part of a card club that would meet often, as pitch was another of his delights. He was also a pilot, and owned several Cessnas throughout his life.

For those who want to participate in remembering how such a wonderful man touched their lives, a Memorial Service for Gerald Edward Miller, 87, West Plains, Missouri will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 17, 2014, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled Veteran’s or to Special Olympics and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Roberta Grace Rose, 87 of Ash Flat, Arkansas died on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday at Wortham Oak Hill Chapel Highland, Arkansas. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, November 14, 2014, at Wortham Oak Hill Chapel. With Henry Parker, Steve Summers and Johnny Carter Officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery in Highland. Arrangements under the direction of Wortham Funeral Home of Highland. Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.worthamfuneralhome.com/

Born Thursday, November 18, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Joe West and the late Bessie Van Marion West. Survived by a son, Ernie and Doris Rose of Hardy, AR, daughters, Marilyn Rose of Hardy, AR, Terri & Jim Franke of Thayer, MO, Christine & Hayden Jackson of Saddle, AR and Grace Richeson of Ash Flat, AR, brother, Joe West, Jr. of Ayden Dunns, IA, sisters, Margaret & John Rhoten of Newark, NJ and Anna White of Pleasantville, IA; 14 grand children; 25 great grand children. Preceded in death by her husband Argene Rose, two sons Steve Argene and Tom Edward Rose Granddaughter Jessica Drapper and a sister Glendeen West.

Diana Thomas was born in Delphi, Indiana to Clyde and Mary Jane Myers. Diana has one brother, and four sisters.

No funeral services are scheduled at this time.

Diana married Dwain Thomas on February 14, 1960. She has four children Sherryl Thomas (Doolin) Brown, Jim Thomas, Ron Thomas, and Chris Thomas (Marchbanks) Blossom. She was blessed with eight grandchildren, Mike, and Jake Doolin and Brittany (Doolin) Ford, Starla (Winfree) Nevarez, Sara (Thomas) West, Dylan, Jason, and Matt Marchbanks. She also has ten great grandchildren, Madalyn Doolin, Daphne and Billy Doolin, Ashleigh, Brianna, Samuel Jr. and Gabriel Navarez, Hailey, and Brooke West and Madison Marchbanks.

Diana is preceded in death by her parents Clyde Myers and Mary Janes Umbarger, her sisters Rita Morgan, Marlene McDaniels and Clydelle Hodson, her in laws, Arthur and Mary Thomas, her sister in laws Mary Ellen Minniear and Phyllis Thomas.

She is survived by her husband, her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Her brother Max his wife Celeste, a sister, a brother in law Dwight and many nieces and nephews.

Granny, as she was known by her family, spent much of her time passing on love of reading and a great passion for baking. She could always be counted for a great recipe or helpful advice. Granny was always ready with a humorous story to break the ice and no matter the circumstance she found a way to be there for her family.

Now all those moments live on as memories in the hearts of those who loved her.

Funeral services for Lois Willie Dobbs, 91, West Plains, Missouri will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 14, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Homeland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Homeland Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Mrs. Dobbs died at 3:00 p.m., Monday, November 10, 2014, at Brooke Haven Health Care.

She was born September 13, 1923, at West Plains, Missouri, to Harvey Holbrook and Sybil Bacon Holbrook. On March 31, 1941, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to James Edward Dobbs, who preceded her in death on May 30, 1999. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and loved her family, which was her life. Mrs. Dobbs enjoyed kids of all ages. She was a lifetime member of the DAV and VFW Auxiliaries. Mrs. Dobbs attended Spring Creek Church.

She is survived by two children, Louise Simmons, husband, Charles and Sue Erdmann, all of West Plains; seven grandchildren, Melissa Patrick, husband, Phil, Debra Davis, husband, David, Robert Simmons, wife, Julia, Tina Jones, Sandy Mitchell, wife, Shawn, Monica Mead, husband, Shawn and John Robert Erdmann; fourteen great-grandchildren; fourteen great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mable Wilson, West Plains; and numerous special nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, one daughter, Nedra, two brothers, Bud Holbrook and infant Richard Holbrook, and two sisters, Laverne Holbrook and Faye Ganley, precede her in death.