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Clara Opal Stow, age 96, of Licking, Missouri passed away July 15, 2014.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 PM, Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Fox Chapel. Service will be 2:30 PM, Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Fox Chapel.

All arrangements are under direction of Fox Funeral Home.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Alma Webb, age 76, a resident of the Summersville area will be held Saturday, July 19th at Midvale Church in Summersville at 11:00 Am with Rev. Emmett and Rev. James Bradford officiating.

Visitation will be Friday evening July 18th at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel from 6 to 8 PM. Burial will be in Midvale Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Kim Peterman, 54, Pottersville, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Curry Street Church of Christ, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Peterman died at 4:55 a.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014, at her home.

She was born July 30, 1959, at West Plains, Missouri, to Floyd Edward Fox and Della Fay Callahan Fox. On June 30, 1979, she was married at Pottersville, Missouri, to Jim Peterman. Mrs. Peterman was the service desk manager at Walmart. She loved her grandkids very much. Mrs. Peterman was a member of the Church of Christ and attended Curry Street Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Peterman, of the family home; three children, Jessica Jackson, husband, David, West Plains, Missouri, Jared Peterman, wife, Jessica, West Plains, Missouri and Joshua Peterman, wife, Elizabeth, Appleton, Wisconsin; seven grandchildren, Payton, Pierson, Preston, Whitney, Lindsey, Abby and Valerie; two brothers, Max Fox, wife, Lisa, Caulfield, Missouri and Stephen Fox, wife, Trish, Pottersville, Missouri; two sisters, Rita Robinson, husband, Don, Crider, Missouri and Thelma Batesel, husband, Berlin, Willow Springs, Missouri; mother-in-law, Sylvia Peterman; sisters-in-law, Juanita Peterman, Joy Harris, Joan Richardson, Judy Rice, Joanne Peterman; brothers-in-law, Jack Peterman, Jerry Peterman, Jeff Peterman and Jolly Peterman; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents, father-in-law, Ivan Peterman and brother-in-law, Joe Peterman, precede her in death.

The family will receive their friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ledbetter Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Miracle Network, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be left at

Opal Jenita (Thornton) Clinton, 86, of Twin Bridges, Missouri departed this life on July 12, 2014 at Willow Care Nursing Home, Willow Springs, Missouri. She was born March 5, 1928 in Roosevelt, Missouri, the daughter of John Thomas and Ada Francis (Pitman) Thornton.

Visitation will be Tuesday July 15, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary – Willow Chapel. Funeral Services will be Wednesday July 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at Little Zion Church, Twin Bridges. Interment will be at Little Zion Cemetery.

She was united in marriage to Floyd Anzlee Clinton on December 3, 1946 in West Plains, Missouri. To this union four children were born, Gary, Darlene, Sandra, and Rhonda.

Opal was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd; parents; one grandson, Richey Stolba; and eight brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her children, Gary Clinton and wife, Sandra, of Willow Springs, Darlene Kelly and Steve, of Cabool, MO; Sandra Watson and husband, Terry, and Rhonda Ward and husband, Dan, all of Twin Bridges, MO; two sisters, Christene Altermatt of Mountain View, MO and Lawanda Towell and husband, Harry, of Manes, MO; grandchildren, Sherry Hollis (Chad), Christy Graves (DeWayne), Gary Clinton II (Kim), Dusty Clinton (Carla), Gary Wayne Stolba (Dee Dee), Brad Stolba (Martha), Clint Stolba (Janice), Tracy Coambes (Jeff), Brandi Thomas (Brian), Kris Watson, Betsy Coatney (Brandon), and Andy Ward (Cassie); great grandchildren, Shelby Gray (Robert), Gary Clinton III, Gavin Graves, Garrett Graves, Newt Clinton, Lindsay Stolba, Eric Stolba, Derick Stolba, Kaleb Stolba, Kolton Stolba, Kelsey Stolba, Avery Stolba, Kindell Coambes, Kayden Coambes, Brynn Watson, Maddi Watson, Tristan Thomas, Lexie Thomas, Abe Ward, Orrin Ward, Silas Ward, and Rogan Coatney; and great great grandchild ren, Tucker Gray, Bailyn Gray, and Eli Stolba.

Opal worked in the fields and canning factories in Idaho and California in the 1940’s and 50’s and at Conway Winters in Willow Springs for several years.

There were many things that Opal enjoyed in life—gardening, making drag quilts and pot holders, going to the Farmer’s Market with her husband, Floyd, canning, cooking, sewing, reading, watching Wheel of Fortune, smoking, drinking iced tea, telling jokes, and talking on the phone. She like to play cards, but she didn’t like to lose. She enjoyed camping at Fat Floyd’s with family and friends.

She was proud of many things, but especially proud of her children and grandchildren.

Her family will miss her dearly.

andersonDavid Morris Anderson, 86, of Mountain Home passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Care Manor Nursing Center.

David was born on October 4, 1927, to the late Wiley and Viola (Holder) Anderson in Bald Knob. He loved spending time with his family and dancing to country music. He was never happier than when he was taking care of the cows and spending his time hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons; Dennis and Randy Anderson; two wives, Erma and Gene Anderson; five brothers and one sister.

David is survived by one daughter, Verlene Vaughn of Mountain Home; one son, Bob Anderson of Mountain Home; one sister, Helen Middleton of Pleasant Plains; nine grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 16, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with family receiving friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Burial will be private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Sheila Lynn (Myers) West, 55, of Birch Tree, Missouri died Friday, July 11, 2014 at her home. She was born May 28, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Robert Wayne and Linda Lee (Wickerham) Myers.

Visitation will be Sunday July 13, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary. Funeral Services will be Monday July 14, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at Yarber Mortuary. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery

Sheila is preceded in death by her mother; step-daughter, Carla Johnson; and grandson, Adam.

Survivors include her husband, Donald William West of Birch Tree; one son, Robert Garner; one daughter, Melissa M. Garner; two step-daughters, Sherry Garrison and Michelle Cowen; two brothers, Robert W. Myers, Jr. and Billy Taylor; four sisters, Susan Moon, Jo Welch, Kelly Mullins, and Terry; and eleven grandchildren, Michael, Tyler, Gary, Josh, Brittney, Dakota, Ashley, Cody, Tiffany, Jasmine, and Rochelle.

Sheila enjoyed visiting friends and family, going to church, and going to the river. She loved with a big heart, and was very generous to those she loved. Sheila was a born-again Christian, who loved the Lord.

She was dearly loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Edward Eugene Wilbanks was born December 23, 1942 in Mountain View, Missouri to Mary A. (Justis) Willbanks and Eugene “Casey” Willbanks. He departed this life on July 10, 2014 at Mercy ER in Mountain View.

A memorial service was held Saturday July 12, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary

Ed was united in marriage to Dorothy Nicholson in 1961 and their son, Jason, was born in 1975. Ed served two years in the U.S. Army and then was employed by the U.S. Army Reserves for 15 years. He spent most of his life in Springfield, Missouri.

Ed is survived by his wife, Dorothy; son, Jason of Springfield, MO; mother, Mary Willbanks of Mountain View; mother in law, May Tune of Mountain View; sister, Dixie and husband, Henry Neftzger, of Pryor, OK; and extended family and friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his father, Casey; and his grandparents, Agnes and Gilbert Justis, Irene Taylor, and Caney Wilbanks.

John Roy Petrush, 73, died on Friday, June 13, 2014 in Mountain Home, Arkansas. John was born in Johnson City, New York on December 26, 1940 to John J. Petrush and Betty J. (Cutshall) Petrush. He was one of eight siblings.

John was preceded in death by his wife of 13 years, Marilyn Petrush. John is survived by his former wife of 16 years, Annie Heart of Tigard, Oregon; four daughters, Rhonda Henry of Portland, Oregon, Susan Bigler of Portland, Oregon, Janet Gardner of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Jodi Rennie of Tucson, Arizona and many grandchildren.

John graduated from Vestal Central High School in 1959 where he was voted best looking by his classmates. John received an Associate’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management in 1961 from State University of New York at Canton. John graduated from the University of Arizona in 1963 and 1968 with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. He then began his professional career with Arthur Anderson & Company, where he became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Later, John began his own small business accounting firm. John was certified in California, Colorado and Arizona.

Energetic and fun, John enjoyed restoring classic Fords, building and flying RC airplanes, stamp collecting and RV’ing. He loved the desert in Arizona and was always planning a trip back home to Tucson. John was an amazing father with an abundance of unconditional love, who will be greatly missed.

“It matters not what road we take but rather what we become on the journey.”

A memorial service is scheduled to be held at a later date.

The online obituary and guest book are available at

Lenard Jack Schutz Sr. passed away on July 10, 2014 at the White County Medical Center in Searcy Arkansas. Lenard was born in Russell, Arkansas on July 9, 1940. He served in the United States Army Corps from 1961 until 1964

He is preceded in death by his Parents, and one son James Lee Schutz

Survivors include two sons Lenard Jack Schutz Jr. of Phoenix, Arizona, Willian Wesley Schutz and wife Crystal of Arizona, two daughters, Stella Louise Schutz of Arizona, Alana Wilkerson and husband James of Missouri, nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will begin Monday July 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Carter Cemetery located in Russell, Arkansas. All arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland.

Funeral services for Nita Ray Mitts, 73, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 13, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mitts died at 3:40 a.m., Thursday, July 10, 2014, at her home.

She was born August 22, 1940, at Hartman, Arkansas, to Floyd M. Gipson and Etta L. Riley Gipson. On January 16, 2002, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to James R. Mitts. Before her retirement, she worked at Marathon Electric, now known as Regal. Mrs. Mitts was a Christian and was baptized on August 3, 2003.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Mitts, of the family home; two children, Leon Mitts, West Plains, Missouri, and Melissa Wright, West Plains, Missouri; two grandsons, Dustin Wright, wife, Carol, Viola, Arkansas and Jesse Wright, wife, Miranda, West Plains, Missouri; three great-grandsons, Braxtin, River and Bayler; one great-granddaughter, Breanna; one brother; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, seven sisters, including a twin sister and three brothers, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Saturday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Union Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Union Grove Cemetery, Children’s Miracle Network or Three Rivers Hospice, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at