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Vernal Louise (Goodwin) Mofield, age 74, departed this life on September 27, 2014 at her home in Mountain View, Missouri, surrounded by family. Vernal was born January 13, 1940 to Charles and Edna (Ward) Goodwin in Birch Tree, Missouri.

Vernal spent most of her life in the St. Louis area where she worked at Unitog as a shirt presser. In the 1990’s, she made her home in the Mountain View area where she worked at Mountain View Fabricating for a short time. After retiring, Vernal enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Vernal is survived by two children, Donna Jean Pinnell of Mountain View and Charles Earl Lawrence of Wentzville, MO; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; one brother, Gene Goodwin and wife, Fern, of Winona, MO; three sisters, Pauline Woolsey, Sue Sharp, and Bonita Allen and husband, Raymond, all of Mountain View; one brother-in-law, Lester Sharp; and many nieces and nephews.

Vernal is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Edna Goodwin; two brothers, Charles and Curt Goodwin; two sisters, Dorothy Goodwin and Bertha Lawrence; two brothers-in-law, Hubert Woolsey and Ed Lawrence.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View with Pastor Kerry Lawson officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mountain View.

Beulah Anna Heatherly, 95 years, 1 month, and 20 days old, passed to heaven on September 27, 2014 at Christian Healthcare, Nixa, MO with her family by her side.

Beulah was born August 7, 1919 in Ava, MO to John and Florence (Simmons) Dye. Beulah was a resident of Ozark for many years and was a homemaker. Beulah also worked and did ironing and laundry for many families through the years. On May 13, 1937 Beulah and Vernie Heatherly were united in marriage in Ava, MO and to this union four sons were born.

She was a member of the Ozark General Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and traveling. Beulah loved to be surrounded by all of her family, especially the grand and great grandchildren.

Beulah was preceded by her parents, her husband in 1978, three sisters, Melissa Welton, Fila Thurman and Eula Peterson, five brothers, Tommy, Henry, Clifford, Garland and Harley Dye.

Beulah is survived by four sons and their spouses, Russell and Patty Heatherly, Wandal and Janet Heatherly, Larry and Karen Heatherly all of Ozark, MO and Gary and Darlene Heatherly, Nixa, MO, 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 18 great great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Beulah will be Wed., Oct. 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO with burial in the Sweden Cemetery east of Ava. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to service time in the funeral home. Officiating will be Rev. Jerry Applegate. Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association or Gideon’s International.

Nancy Ellen Watkins 72, West Plains, Missouri, died at 7:59 a.m., Friday, September 26, 2014 at the West Vue Nursing Center. She was born March 20, 1942 in Lawrence, Kansas to Cecil and Edith Austill.

A graduate of Leavenworth High School, Nancy went on to graduate from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1963. She worked as an R.N. for many years, primarily in skilled nursing facilities with her most recent position being at West Vue Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in West Plains. She loved nursing, enjoyed the patients and staff, and dedicated herself to making sure all received the care they deserved.

Nancy is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her children, Jennifer Watkins, Carthage, Missouri and Chris Watkins, Los Angeles, California; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a brother, Jay Austill, wife, Debbie, Breckenridge, Colorado; a sister, Susan Johnson, West Plains, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Nancy’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Thank you to Dr. Horstman, Dr. Makarian and the nurses and staff at West Vue for keeping her comfortable during her lengthy illness.

Orvell Stanley Stiles, 92 years, was called home by his Heavenly Father on September 25, 2014 at Quail Creek Skilled Nursing Facility, Springfield, MO with his loving family by his side.

Orvell was born August 15, 1922. He was adopted and raised by Tom and Willie Ann (Wedgworth) Stiles and raised in Shamrock, OK, along with his brother, Noble.

In 1940, at age 17, Orvell joined the United States Army and served his country for five years as a Corporal. After leaving the Army in 1945 Orvell became a chef and worked at various restaurants along the West Coast.

In 1989, Orvell returned to Oklahoma where he remained close to family until his wife, B, passed away. Orvell then moved to the Ava area to be near his brother, Chester and this is where he met Loretta Stevens. Orvell and Loretta were married August 12, 2000.

Orvell will long be remembered for his quick wit and great sense of humor. He touched the lives of many and will be missed by all his family and friends.

Orvell was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, B, two step-daughters, two brothers, Noble Stiles and Chester Tate, and a sister, Valley Tetrick.

Orvell is survived by his loving wife, Loretta of the home, four step-children, Mike and Tammy Stevens, Garrison, MO, Pat and Carolyn Stevens, Clever, MO, Jackie and Gail Adams, Bradleyville, MO, and Scott and Kim Davis, Ava, MO, numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services for Orvell will be Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:00 the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO with Pastor Vernon Fuller officiating. Burial will be Tuesday, September 30, 2:00 p.m., at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson, OK. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Mills Cemetery.

Jonathon Patrick Roy Lee, 21 years, 1 month, and 11 days old, passed to heaven on September 24, 2014 at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains, MO with his family by his side.

Funeral services for Jonathon will be Monday, September 29, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO with burial in the Pleasant Home Cemetery, Drury, MO. Visitation will be Monday, from 12:30 p.m. to service time in the funeral home. Officiating will be Pastor Vic Williams. Memorials may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Jonathon was born August 13, 1993 in West Plains, MO to Gregory and Helen (Coleman) Lee. He graduated in 2012 from West Plains High School.

Jonathon grew up in the West Plains and Drury communities. He was working at Ozark Sheltered Industries in Pomona.

He was a Christian and a member of Smith Chapel Church in Brixey, MO.

He enjoyed watching movies and loved listening to music. One of his favorites was Monster Trucks. He delighted in taking drives with his family on roads he had never been on. He was a joy to his family and friends.

Jonathon was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Roy Lee and Patrick Coleman. Jonathon is survived by his mother and step father, Helen & Jay Ryan, West Plains, MO, his father, Greg Lee, Drury, MO, a brother, Paden Lee, West Plains, MO, grandmothers, Glenda Lee, Drury, MO and Carolyn Suarez, Oxly, MO, aunts, Debbie Stone, Ava, MO and Dianne Evans, Drury, MO, uncles, Robbie Coleman, Mark Coleman, and Chuck Coleman all of Louisiana, and many other relatives and friends.

Mary (Rutledge) Entenman, 69, Thayer, Missouri, was born April 25, 1945 in Waldon, Colorado to O. E. “Doc” Rutledge, Sr. and Grace (Wilcox) Rutledge. She departed this life on September 23, 2014 at West Vue Nursing Center, West Plains, Missouri after suffering a brain aneurism.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, MO with Pastor Abel Perez officiating. Interment will be in Oak Forest Cemetery, Birch Tree, MO. Condolences may be expressed at

Mary was united in marriage to Bill J. Entenman on October 10, 1962 at Winona, Missouri. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt. She was fondly called “Ma” by both family and non-family members.

Mary began first grade at Thomasville Elementary, attended school at Winona, but spent most of her school years at Birch Tree. She loved to play volleyball. She was also an excellent cook and housekeeper.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Lucille Reeves; one brother, O. Edward Rutledge, Jr.; three brothers-in-law, John Black, Gene Reeves, and Harold Lampley, Sr.; and one son-in-law, Jimmy Vernon, who was fatally injured September 20, 2014.

Survivors include her husband, Bill, of the family home; daughters, Kimberly Vernon, Sage, AR and Tamera Williamson (John), Thayer, MO; grandchildren, Kimber Younger (Sidney), Thayer, MO, Jade Mayberry, St. Louis, MO, Keiana Ripee, Thayer, MO, Brianna Mayberry and fiance’, John Meier, Alton, MO; great grandchildren, Kaicey, Ashlynn, Landen, Brooklynn, Trinaty, Kyleigh, Branden, and Noah who is due December 20, 2014; siblings, Patricia Lockett (John), Cahokia, IL, Joe Rutledge (Connie) and John Rutledge (Nickie), all of Staunton, VA, Sharron Rutledge Rauch, West Plains, MO, Elizabeth (Bette) Lampley, Brandsville, MO, Rhonda (Tiny) Rutledge, Mammoth Spring, AR, Randy Rutledge (Linda), Rochelle, IL, Barbara Brogdan (Rodney), De Funiak Springs, FL, and Dennis “Rusty” Rutledge (Linda), Mt. Morris, IL; and sister-in-law, Bettie (Mincher) Rutledge, Warrenton, MO.

Mary had two sayings that she often quoted: “this too shall pass” and from the Bible in Matt. 19:26 “…but with God all things are possible.”

Thomas Joseph Burke was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 15, 1934, the son of John and Mary Burke. He passed away on September 19, 2014 at the age of 80.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014 at St. John Vianney Catholic Cemetery, Mountain View, MO, with Father Earnest Marquart officiating under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View.

He was united in marriage to Sandra Burke on September 4, 1956 at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi. They were married for 54 years and to this union seven children were born.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; one son, Erin Michael Burke; and one sister, Patricia M. Brown.

Thomas is survived by two daughters, Kellie Burke of Houston, Texas, and Kerrie Cox of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; four sons, Thomas Burke and wife, Ginger, of North Dakota, Michael Burke and wife, Shannon, of Ava, Missouri, John Burke of Gypsum, Colorado, and Shawn Burke of Hastings, Minnesota; and 17 grandchildren.

He was a member of the United States Marine Corps and United States Air Force where he retired after 22 years of service. After retiring from the military, Thomas and his wife moved to Two Harbors, Minnesota where they built their home and lived for almost thirty years. In 2003 they moved to Mountain View, Missouri where they became members of the St. John Vianney Catholic Church.

Wanda Viola Collier/Lute/Pirtle completed her journey of this life May 21, 2014 in Findley, Ohio at the age of 82. Wanda was born and raised in Hardy, Arkansas July 30, 1931 to the late Doyal D. and Arvilla Collier. She lived with her daughter Pam and Tony Fabiani in Ohio for the past year. Prior to Ohio, She lived with her daughter Debbie and Dennis Hamilton in Texarkana, Texas.

Wanda also leaves four grandchildren, Brianna Fabiani of Cleveland Ohio, Rodney Hamilton of Texarkana, Texas, Tony and Michelle Hamilton and Seth and Darci Hamilton both of Ozark, Missouri, seven great grandchildren, and one great great grandson, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held October 4, 2014 at 11:00am in Walker Cemetery in Hardy, Arkansas. All arrangements under the direction of Wortham Funeral home of highland.

Memorials may be made to the Children’s Home Inc. at 5515 Walcott Road; Paragould, Arkansas 72450 or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Judith Ida Barker, 64, a resident of Horseshoe Lake, Arkansas formerly of Mountain Home passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

She was born May 9, 1950 in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, to the late William Joseph and Ida Elizabeth (Pixler) Buresh. Judith married James Ross Barker on July 7, 1973, at Mountain Home. She graduated from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville with an Associate of Arts in Education. Judith worked as a paraprofessional for over 35 years in the Mountain Home, West Memphis and Hughes School Districts. While her children were attending school she was a member of the school’s band booster program serving a term as co-president. Judith loved gardening, reading, canning jelly and most importantly spending time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, James Barker of Horseshoe Lake; three daughters and sons-in-law, Jenifer Pangle and her significant other Michael McCarthy of Hutto, Texas; Jamie and George Thomas of Jonesboro and Jodie and Ansel Wyllia, Jr. of Dardanelle; a brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Larraine Buresh of Mountain Home; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 27, 2014, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel with Pastor Cherie Baker officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 or the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Shirley Ann Wolf, 83, of Gamaliel, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at her home with her family around her.

Shirley was born in Kansas City, Missouri to the late McKinley O. and Maria Henrietta Wangeman. She and her late sister, Betty grew up during the war and the depression, helping those less fortunate with food and supplies. Always the young beauty, Shirley caught the eye of the star football player in her first year of college and they were married three months later. She and Joseph Wolf Jr. were married for 66 years till his passing on February 21, 2014.

Shirley is survived by her two daughters, Debra Smith (George), Lori Rivas (Francisco); two sons, Dana and Kim Wolf; three grandchildren, Tina Rivas, Stacy Pledger (Daniel), and Kristen Rivas and her five great-grandchildren, Bryana Rivas, Alexis Michelle Rivas, Gabriel Rivas, Kaitlynn Rivas and Domanic Pledger.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Maynard Bend Cemetery in Gamaliel, Arkansas under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

The online guestbook and obituary are available at