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Lorane Arlesic, 95 of Mountain Home passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015. Lorane was born July 6, 1919 in Macoupin, Illinois to George and Minnie (Harris) Dietz. She was married to Dale Fenton with whom she had five children, Darla Dickson Of Mountain Home, Wayne Fenton (Susan) of Houston, Texas, Diane Schure of Lakes, Arizona, Shelia Wood (deceased) and an infant son. She was later married to Joe Arlesic. She was a homemaker who enjoyed bowling up to the age of 93.

Lorane is survived by three children, Darla Dickson of Mountain Home, Wayne Fenton (Susan) of Houston, Texas and Diane Shure of Lakes, Arizona and five

grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, a daughter, Shelia Wood and an infant son.

Arrangements are private by Conner-Hankins Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Bert Wesley Baxter, 100, of Gainesville, MO passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Mountain Home, AR. He was born on February 15, 1915 in Thayer, MO, the son of Edgar and Nina Bell (Stutsman) Baxter.

He met and married Louella May Honstead on January 1, 1947 in Garden City, KS. The couple later moved to Howards Ridge, MO where they raised two children. Bert was a long-time employee at Powell Hardware in Mountain Home, AR.

He is survived by one daughter Patricia “Pattie” Britt and Mike Britt of Howards Ridge, MO; one son Lowell E. “Butch” Baxter of Gainesville, MO; his grandchildren Dean and Patricia Britt of Howards Ridge, MO, Wes and Amy Britt of Howards Ridge, MO, Rocky and Sherri Britt of Mountain Home, AR, Joe and Heather Britt of Clarkridge, AR, Stacey and Berry Skiver of Howards Ridge, MO, Bert Eugene Baxter and Billie Jo Baxter; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louella Baxter in February of 2014; his parents Edger and Nina Bell Baxter; four sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services for Bert will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home chapel, Gainesville, MO with Full Military Honors. Visitation will be Tuesday afternoon from 1 p.m. to service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Care Manor Nursing & Rehab in Mountain Home, AR. Arrangements are by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, MO. Online condolences may be made to

Lillian “Effie” Blanche Brown was born October 26, 1943 at Winona, MO the daughter of Gude Wesley Counts and Bessie Mae (Dixon) Counts. She passed away March 19, 2015 at Kimberling City, MO at the age of 71 years.

She was united in marriage to Jerry Elzie Brown on March 25, 1972 at Lockwood, MO.

Effie was preceded in death by her parents Gude and Bessie Counts; one sister Nadine Hall; and four brothers Ernest Counts, Paul Counts, Charles Counts, and Leroy Counts.

Effie is survived by her husband Jerry Elzie Brown of Kimberling City, MO; one son Lynn Brown and wife Michelle of Kimberling City, MO; one daughter Margaret Rainbolt and husband Leland of Kimberling City, MO; three sisters Flossie Underwood VanWinkle of Birch Tree, MO, Annabelle Underwood of Birch Tree, MO, and Velma McAfee and husband Lynn of Winona, MO; four grandchildren Chrissy Ross and husband Robert of Yukon, MO, Cainaan Rainbolt and wife Bridget of Orlando, FL, Lauren Brown and Kennedy Brown both of Kimberling City, MO; two great grandchildren Rylan Ross and Carson Ross both of Yukon, MO; and a host of other family and friends.

Effie worked at Paramount Cap Factory in Winona, MO as a sewing machine operator and finisher before retiring after 30 years. She lived in Eminence for most of her life until she moved to Kimberling City with her husband in 2010.

Effie always enjoyed working in her yard and her flower garden. She liked playing cards with her family and friends, and cooking and eating on the banks of the river by Blue Spring. She enjoyed hunting for crawdads and going rock hunting with her siblings in Black, MO. Effie cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren, and she enjoyed cooking and caring for them. She was a wonderful wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt. Effie will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 6pm – 8pm at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 2pm at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO.

Burial will be in New Eminence Cemetery in Eminence, MO.

A Funeral Service for Juanita Lavon Sandlin of Horatio, Arkansas, will be 10:00 am, Monday, March 23, 2015, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Steve Martin officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, March 22, 2015, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel.

Juanita passed away March 19, 2015, in Horatio, Arkansas, at the age of 86. She was born August 8, 1928, in Cotter, Arkansas, the daughter of James and Iva Jewell Wardlow Barnett. She married Elvin Sandlin on January 21, 1967, at Houston, Texas, and was a secretary for Brown & Root. Juanita lived in Arkansas, since moving from Houston, Texas, in 1980. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Juanita is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Carter of Clinton, AR; two granddaughters, Cynthia Pickett of Horatio, AR, and Candace Wilson of Cabot, AR, six great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Iva Barnett; husband, Elvin Sandlin; daughter, Deborah Butters; brother, Glen Barnett; and two sisters, Marguerite Halsell Louise Scott.

Burial will be in the Kirby’s Tucker Memorial Cemetery, Mountain Home, Arkansas.

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

Clarence Ezra “Spud” Woodruff, age 78, of Cherokee Village, Ar. passed away March 19, 2015 at Eagle Crest nursing and Rehab. in Ash Flat, AR.

Spud as his friends called him was born March 18, 1937 in Shelby County, TN. He was the son of the late Clarence Woodruff Sr. and the late Precious Violet (Buck) Woodruff. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army. and was a retired Steam Pipe Fitter, and a Deacon of the Pleasant Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife Beth Woodruff of the home; daughters Julie and husband Frank Schmidt of Cherokee Village, AR. Betsy Johnson of Cherokee Village, AR. Granddaughters Lauren Ray, Ellen Johnston, and Sarah Hopper, and great grandson Joshua Conway and one on the way.

Funeral service will be held 2:00pm Sunday, at the Pleasant Christian Church in Mammoth Spring, AR. Under the direction of Wortham Funeral Home of Highland.

A Celebration of Life will be at a later date with family and friends in Southern California for Viola E. Howard of Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Viola passed away March 14, 2015, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 100. She was born January 31, 1915, in Niobrara, Nebraska, the daughter of Edward and Florence Bubb. She married John A. Howard in 1933, who passed away in December of 1987.

Viola has always been a very active, independent and energetic individual who dearly loved her family, church group and many friends. She was a very good cook, homemaker and enjoyed gardening and ceramic pottery. Moving from Nebraska in 1954, she was employed in the Aero Space industry and then the Inglewood School District where she retired in 1980. In 1981 she moved to Santa Maria, California where she sold real estate for another fifteen years. She was a past member of Eastern Star and Daughters of the American Revolution. In 2003, she moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas to be with her daughter and son.

Viola is survived by her son, Larry Howard of Mountain Home, AR; sisters, Lois White of Oklahoma City, OK and Carolyn Nelson of Loma Linda, CA; four grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Marjorie Colby; four siblings and one grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks.

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

Dalton Leo Green, 88, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, died March 19, 2015, at Baxter Regional Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Leona Fay Kimbro.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Joyce Green, of Mountain Home, AR; a son, Leo Green and his wife Nancy, of Fayetteville, AR; two granddaughters, Anne and Emily Green and son-in-law, Billy Kimbro.

Visitation will be Monday, March 23, 2015, from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home.

Entombment will be at Kirby’s Tucker Memorial Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services.

A memorial service for Barbara Ann Haeffner, 76, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1051 Preacher Roe Blvd., West Plains.

Mrs. Haeffner went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 19, 2015, after battling ALS for several years.

She was born February 6, 1939, at St. Louis, Missouri, to Aubert H. Matheny and Harriett Golden Matheny.  She married Bobby Haeffner in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 1, 1958 and to this union two children were born, Debbie Haeffner Culpepper and Mike Haeffner.  She worked as a cosmetologist for over fifty years, was a master gardener and an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

She leaves loving memories to be cherished by her husband, Bobby Haeffner, sister, Pat Matheney Davis, brother-in-law, Dave Davis, sister-in-law, LeeLee Matheny, brother-in-law, Russell Haeffner, daughter, Debbie Haeffner Culpepper, son, Mike Haeffner, son-in-law, Walt Culpepper, daughter-in-law, Cindi Haeffner, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Her parents, one brother, Greg Matheny, sister-in-law, Sherry Haeffner and one grandson Andrew Brinkley, precede her in death.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to ALS Association or Immanuel Lutheran Church, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral services for Lloyd Estel Pendergrass, 91, Springfield, Missouri, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Gainesville Church of Christ, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Pendergrass died at 3:53 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at The Manor at Elfindale, Springfield, Missouri.

He was born January 21, 1924, at Trail, Missouri, to Edward Pendergrass and Nola Freeman Pendergrass.  On February 16, 1947, he was married at Drury, Missouri, to Thelma Lucille Manary.  Mr. Pendergrass was a veteran, having served with the United States Navy during World War II.  Before his retirement, he worked as a carpenter and was a farmer.  Mr. Pendergrass was a Minister for many Churches of Christ in the area, including Clarkridge, Arkansas, Arbyrd, Missouri, Ball Church of Christ at Dora, Missouri and Pine Ridge Church of Christ at Souder, Missouri.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Pendergrass, Springfield, Missouri; four children, Rickey Lee Pendergrass, Eldridge, Missouri, Mickey Dean Pendergrass, wife, Jewel, Mountain Home, Arkansas, Sandra Kay McFarland, husband, Bill, Springfield, Missouri and Sherry Ann Murray, husband, Ed, Riverton, Wyoming; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; four brothers, Eli Pendergrass, Dale Pendergrass, wife, Betty, Charley Pendergrass, wife, Louise and Larry Pendergrass, wife, Sandra; four sisters, Geneva Johnson, husband, Eugene, Doroline Barnes, Ann Newton and Shirley Hart, husband, Robert; and many nieces and nephews.

His parents, one infant son, two grandchildren, Shala Nicole Pendergrass and Casey Randal Murray, eight brothers, Paul, Ronnie, Claude, Buck, Carl and Jack Pendergrass and T. J. and Carl Parsley, five sisters, Euna Uhlman, Pauline Thompson, Verlie Freeman, Orpha Freeman and Dorothy Abbott, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains, Missouri.  Burial will be in the Pine Ridge Cemetery, Souder, Missouri.  Memorial contributions may be made to Fair Haven Children’s Home or Pine Ridge Cemetery, and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main Street, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at

Joellen Bramsen was born in Boone, IA to Virgil Clabaugh and Alberta Petrie Clabaugh. She lived in Klemme, IA until her high school graduation. Joellen worked in Mason City, IA as a finance officer with Home Federal Savings and Loan for 22 years. She and her husband Duane Bramsen retired to Gainesville, MO. For seven years they owned and operated a convenient store. Joellen was a volunteer with VFW and AARP.

She is predeceased in death by her parents; husband Duane Bramsen; and son Danny Groves.

She is survived by her children, Dr. Patricia Newman, Omaha, NE and Perry and Kelly Groves, Tucson, AZ; grandchildren Robert and Emily Newman; Ashley, Jennifer and Michael Groves; Danny Jr. and Jason Groves; “honorary daughter” Robin Spindler, Omaha, NE. By her siblings: Karen (Ronald) Knudtson, Mason City, IA; Sherry Myers, Mesa, AZ; Bill (Roxanna) Clabaugh, Moor Park, CA ; Gary Clabaugh, Klemme, IA; Roma (Mike) Schaefer, Ankeny, IA. Also by her step children: Bill Bramsen, Manly, IA; Linda Ellman, Mason City, IA; Butch (Vicki) Bramsen, Mason City, IA and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Joellen and Duane were part of the original Volunteer Fire Department, Timber Knob. A memorial lunch will take place at the Fire House, noon, Sunday, March 22. Graveside memorial services will be held at Pleasant View Cemetery in Thornton, IA, May 2nd at 3 p.m.

Memorials to the Parkinson Foundation or Timber Knob VFD.

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