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Funeral services for Kenneth Clifford Blake, 76, Bakersfield, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 16, 2015, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Blake entered into eternal rest at 3:00 a.m., Monday, April 13, 2015 after battling diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

He was born June 16, 1938, at Terre Haute, Indiana, to Kenneth and Lydia Mae Bowers Blake.  Kenny attended Viola High School where he met the love of his life.   On June 6, 1956, he was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Flossie Marie Minge, who preceded him in death on March 18, 2013.  Mr. Blake was a proud veteran, having served with the United States Marine Corps.  He was a farmer and had worked at Baxter Lab.  He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, woodworking and spending precious time with his grandchildren.  Mr. Blake was a Christian with a strong belief in everlasting life and eternal peace.

He will be deeply missed by his two children, Deborah Mahan, husband, Mike and David Blake, all of Bakersfield, Missouri; four grandchildren, Micheal Mahan, wife, Tracy, Lisa Bean, husband, Bobby, Clifford Blake and Cruise Blake; five great-grandchildren, Tyler, Logan and Mason Mahan and Bo and Luke Bean; one sister, Ellen Bales, husband, Rufus, Blue Springs, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

His grandparents, William and Leota Bowers, mother, wife, one great-grandson, Jaxon Mahan and one brother, Gary Blake, and a special niece Sandy Bales precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Fluty Cemetery.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Fluty Cemetery or the Alzheimer’s Association and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Helen Rosenburg was born on May 15, 1927 the daughter of William “Bud” and Myrtle (Maxey) Nicholson. She went to be with the Lord on April 12, 2015, at the age of 87, while residing at Mountain View Health Care.

Helen was united in marriage to Emmit “Jack” Rosenburg on August 14, 1943 and to this union four children were born.

Survivors include three children, Norma Lewis and husband, Jerry, of Mountain View, Missouri, Dean Rosenburg and wife, Diane, of Holt, Missouri, and Russell “Rusty” Rosenburg of Mountain View, Missouri; brother, Fred Nicholson of Kansas City, Missouri; sister, Elsie Gutscher of Mountain View, Missouri; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Joyce; brothers, Claude and Lee; and sisters, Ruth, Ruby, and Nellie.

Helen lived most of her life in the Mountain View/Birch Tree area and was employed as a seamstress for many years at local factories, Conway-Winters and Angelica.

She was saved at an early age and at the time of her death was a member of Little Zion Baptist Church where she was active in many areas including kitchen committee, Bible School, and singing and playing her guitar. Helen enjoyed making quilts, sewing, gardening, cooking, and singing crazy old songs while playing the guitar to her grandchildren. She also enjoyed spending time on the Jacks Fork River and enjoying the company of family and friends.

Although she was looking forward to going to her eternal home, she will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. April 16, 2015 at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View with Pastor Robert Medley officiating. Interment will be in Turkey Oak Cemetery, Montier, Missouri. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.

Velma M Schroeder, 80 years, passed to heaven on April 12, 2015 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, MO with her family by her side.

Velma was born February 19, 1935 in Savanna, Missouri to Donald and Bertha Jackson.

Velma was a resident of Norwood, MO for 38 years moving from Union Star, MO. On Aug. 14, 1952 Velma and Arvin Eugene Schroeder Sr. were united in marriage in Jasper, AR.

Velma was a Christian and attended the Evansdale Church east of Ava. She enjoyed writing about her family, playing card games, working puzzles, and gardening when she was able.

Velma was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Vickie Lynn and Peggy Sue, several half brothers and sisters.

Velma is survived by her husband, Arvin Eugene “Gene” Schroeder Sr., Norwood, MO, eight children and their spouses, Arvin “Gene”& Betty Schroeder, Jr., Roanoke Rapids, NC, Ricky & Nikki Schroeder, Norwood, MO, David Dean & Connie Schroeder, Ava, MO, Jimmy Duane Schroeder, Denlow, MO, Bobby Avalon & Lori Schroeder, Macomb, MO, Emil Lee & Elizabeth Kathryn Schroeder, Norwood, MO, Connie & Don Ahlrich, Seymour, MO and Cathy & Rick Fish, Independence, MO, many grand and great grandchildren, one sister, Grace Davidson, Union Star, MO,and a host of other relatives and friends.

Cremation services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO.

Funeral services for Sylvia “Louise” Andrews, 70, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Andrews passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, at her home, after a long, courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

She was born June 18, 1944, in West Plains, to James and Ada Bale.  Louise graduated from West Plains High School in 1962. She met a young man and love of her life, Gordon Andrews, at her father’s (Howell and Oregon) County Line Grocery. They were married June 29, 1963.  Louise accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age at Elk Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church where her father was an elder. She served Elk Creek as a faithful member who truly loved the Lord. She was the pianist for many years.  She spent five years after high school working at the West Plains Cheese Company. When her children were little, she was a homemaker. Then Louise spent eighteen years as a secretary for the West Plains R-7 school district.  Louise enjoyed doing for others, putting others first, traveling with Gordon in their numerous motorhomes, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her loving father, James Bale, her beloved mother, Ada Bale, two brothers, Charles Bale and Jimmy Bale (infant) and one brother-in-law, Al Baker.

Louise is survived by her husband and caregiver of 51 years, Gordon Andrews; two daughters and their spouses, Sheri and Joe Lammert and Tina and Marvin Hatley; two sisters, Barbara Baker, Marie Skinner and her husband, Tom; a sister-in-law, Betty Bale; five grandchildren, Peyton Lammert, Drew Lammert, Ethan Hatley, Josiah Hatley and Elias Hatley; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends who will miss her very much.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Elk Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Elk Creek Cemetery or The Gideon Bible Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Olive Stacey, 86, of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, April 11, 2015. She was born to Doctor Graddy Landrum and Cleita McDaniels Landrum on August 7, 1928, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

She was a loving and devoted mother and an active member of the Cherokee Village Women’s Golf Association. Her civic activities included working at the voting polls for many years.

Mrs. Stacey was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe; and her granddaughter, Anna.

Survivors include her son Rex (Deb) Stacey of Belle Plains, Minnesota; daughters Lana (Dave) Hamilton of Cherokee Village, Lynn (Phil) Hoffman of Sandwich, Illinois, and Jane (Robert) Johnson of Ash Flat, Arkansas; her sister, Sandra Ruder of Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren Staci, Donny, Kyle, Courtney, Grady, and Colt; great-grandchildren Alexa, Cia, Jase, Cade, and Cash; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and good friends.

Memorial services will be held by the family at a later date.

Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland.

A Memorial Service for Jack Logan Patterson of Lakeview, Arkansas, will be in September 2015, in Salt Lake City, UT with Inurnment at Memorial Park Cemetery of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jack passed away April 8, 2015, after a long term ailment at his home in Lakeview, AR, at the age of 78. He was born March 31, 1937, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of William B. and Thelma F. Swenson Patterson. He married Esther Steinmann during the Cold War against Air Force regulations on March 21, 1958, at Darmstadt, Germany and then again on March 21, 1961 in the United States. Jack was a U.S. veteran of the United States Air Force serving his country in Europe for six years. He worked for ten years at D & RGW RR and later worked as a Superintendent for AC Transit in Oakland, CA where he was in the unique position of being a member of the Transportation Union and negotiating union contracts on behalf of management. Jack was an avid reader of LDS History and US History and a great companion to his cats, Bootsie and Missie. He was a life time member of both the American Legion and the VFW. Jack was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) in Salt Lake City, UT, Hayward, CA and Mountain Home, AR.

Jack is survived by his wife, Esther “Chris” Patterson of Lakeview, AR; son, Charles Ray “Chuck” (Kim) Patterson of South Jordan, UT; daughter, Christine Esther Scheeler of Cape Fair, MO; foster children, Paul P (Kim) Petrarca of Maumelle, AR and Robert W. (Nancy) Steinmann of Kearns, UT; grandchildren, Logan P. Patterson and Cortney Scheeler-Ajayi (AJ); foster grandchildren, Jon-Paul Petrarca, Nicholas J. Petrarca, Michal G. Petrarca, Shantel H. Scheeler-Bettencourt (Frank) and Alicia L. Hopkins-Alberti (Matt) and ten great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Patrick Jack; brother, William Patterson and brother-in-law, Klaus L. Steinmann.

Memorials may be made to the American Air Museum in Britain.

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

Jack Ellis Criger, born May 12, 1934 in Wilson, Arkansas to Ocie Burr and L. Clive Criger, passed away April 9, 2015 in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He was married for 54 years to his loving wife and mother of his children, Phyllis Criger.

He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Beth Ann Criger Hendren and her husband Dave, Lisa Reeves and her husband Roy, and Toni Ludwig; seven grand-children; seventeen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Larry Criger and Paul Nance. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and a great-grandson.

He loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. He also loved working with his hands, doing upholstery and woodworking.

He had the ability to make almost anything grow and bloom. He had a great sense of humor, and his eyes twinkled when he laughed. He taught his girls to have a great work ethic and to enjoy life. He had a love of life, and has been raising schnauzers with his wife at their home.

He served in the US Army, as a member of the 101st Airborne, Screaming Eagles. He also worked for Coca-Cola for more than 30 years.

There will be private services at a later date. Arrangements are by Conner-Hankins Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

An online guestbook and obituary are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services for Sylvia “Louise” Andrews, 70, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Andrews passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, at her home, after a long, courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

She was born June 18, 1944, in West Plains, to James and Ada Bale.  Louise graduated from West Plains High School in 1962. She met a young man and love of her life, Gordon Andrews, at her father’s (Howell and Oregon) County Line Grocery. They were married June 29, 1963.  Louise accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age at Elk Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church where her father was an elder. She served Elk Creek as a faithful member who truly loved the Lord. She was the pianist for many years.  She spent five years after high school working at the West Plains Cheese Company. When her children were little, she was a homemaker. Then Louise spent eighteen years as a secretary for the West Plains R-7 school district.  Louise enjoyed doing for others, putting others first, traveling with Gordon in their numerous motorhomes, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her loving father, James Bale, her beloved mother, Ada Bale and two brothers, Charles Bale and Jimmy Bale (infant).

Louise is survived by her husband and caregiver of 51 years, Gordon Andrews; two daughters and their spouses, Sheri and Joe Lammert and Tina and Marvin Hatley; two sisters, Barbara Baker, Marie Skinner and her husband, Tom; a sister-in-law, Betty Bale; five grandchildren, Peyton Lammert, Drew Lammert, Ethan Hatley, Josiah Hatley and Elias Hatley; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends who will miss her very much.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Elk Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Elk Creek Cemetery or The Gideon Bible Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Elizabeth Jean (Deatherage) Osborne, daughter of Lawrence and Betty (Delp) Deatherage, was born October 1, 1969 at Mountain View, MO. She went to be with the Lord on April 9th, 2015 in Springfield, MO at the age of 45 years.

She was united in marriage to Jay Osborne on August 19th, 1989 in Mountain View, MO. From this union she had two children, one daughter, Colbie Jae Osborne, and one son, Chandler Todd Osborne. Elizabeth moved to Springfield and worked as a paralegal. As a child, Elizabeth accepted Jesus as her Savior. Elizabeth was also a graduate of Willow Springs High School Class of 1988.

Elizabeth will be remembered for her wit, sense of humor and her ability to win any game of Trivial Pursuit. Elizabeth expressed her creativity through drawing, “punny” phrasings and was a passionate fan of music. She could be found drawing, watching Star Trek or at her favorite restaurant with her kids. A life-long “movie buff”, especially 80’s John Cusack, she was always ready with an appropriate movie quote. If there was only one thing you knew about Elizabeth, it was how fiercely she loved her children. Her shining sense of humor impacted anyone she came across. Words are too limited to express how loved and missed Elizabeth will be.

She is survived by her children, Colbie Osborne, Springfield, MO and Chandler Osborne, Nixa, MO; one brother, John; two sisters, Rebecca and husband, Wilbur Hickerson, Kenan, WI and Ruth Deatherage, West Plains, MO; her mother Betty Deatherage, Willow Springs, MO; a special big sister, Debbie Coy, Mountain View, MO; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of many other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Deatherage; grandparents, Frank and Pauline Delp and Vada and Ray Deatherage; and two aunts, Ruth Ann Delp and Virginia Renshaw.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015 at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, MO with Pastor Nathan Pyatt officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Mountain View chapel. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mountain View. Memorials may be made in Elizabeth’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.

Jean Wake, 80, of Willow Springs, Missouri departed this life on April 10, 2015 at her residence. She was born December 12, 1934 in Vanzant, Missouri the daughter of Elza and Ann (Strong) Gasperson.

She was united in marriage to Vaude Wake on October 12, 1949 in Vanzant, Missouri. To this union five children were born, Lowell, Lealin, Leslie, Cathy, and Sharon.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vaude Wake; son, Lowell Wake; grandson, Darrel Beeler; sister, Barbara Atkinson; and great granddaughter, Haley Wake.

Survivors include her children, Lealin Wake and wife, Sandy, Leslie Wake and wife, Donna, Cathy Stokes and husband, Terry, and Sharon Marsh; sisters, Franny Wake and Audrey Smith; brothers, Jerry Gasperson, Gerald Gasperson, and Paul Gasperson; 15 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; and 8 great-great grandchildren.

Jean lived on a farm, raised cattle, had a beautiful garden, and loved to play Bingo. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, especially during Christmas and Thanksgiving. Jean will be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Little Zion Church, Twin Bridges, Missouri with Pastor David Lovan officiating. Interment will be in Little Zion Cemetery, Twin Bridges, Missouri. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarberortuary.com