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A memorial service for Stanley Lee Gladson, 76, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 26, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Gladson died at 10:25 p.m., Thursday, August 21, 2014, at his home.

He was born December 9, 1937, at Albia, Iowa, to Leo Gladson and Esther Courtney Gladson. On April 26, 1958, he was married at Corinth, Mississippi to Stella Louise Pugh, who preceded him in death on February 25, 2011.

He is survived by five children, Shirley Morgan, Montezuma, Indiana, Stonie Gladson, wife, Joyce, Waterloo, Iowa, John Gladson, wife, Carleen, Federal Way, Washington, Scott Gladson, wife, Marie, Dysart, Iowa and Sandra Haws, husband, Ron, West Plains, M issouri; daughter-in-law, Kathy Gladson, Forest City, Iowa; twenty grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Glen Gladson, Des Moines, Iowa, Cliff Gladson, wife, Darleen, Knoxville, Iowa and Don Gladson, wife, Joyce, Albia, Iowa; three sisters, Ruth Williams, Pat Filman, Carol Rae, husband, Ken, and Sue Douthit, husband, Larry, all of Jacksonville, Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

His parents, wife, one son, Steve and two great-grandsons, precede him in death.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Mr. Henry Thomas, age 88, of Licking, Missouri passed away August 24, 2014.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 PM, Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Fox Chapel. Service will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Fox Funeral Home, Licking, MO.

All arrangements are under direction of Fox Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Eugene Walter Jens, 79, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in the Rose Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Jens died 2:02 p.m., Friday, August 22, 2014 at the Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born March 11, 1935 at Orland Park, Illinois to Walter Jens and Sadie Smith Jens. Before his retirement, Mr. Jens was a serviceman with the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, operated his own lawn mowing service, was a volunteer fireman and was active in the West Plains Car Club. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church.

He is survived by three sons, Dan Jens, wife, Barbara, Stevensville, Maryland, Jim Jens, wife, Janet, Pomona, Missouri and Steve Jens, wife, Melissa, New Baden, Illinois; eight grandchildren, Kevin Jens, wife, Susan, David Jens, wife, Krissy, Richard Jens, wife, Amber, David Jens, wife, Amanda, Aaron Jens, wife, Ashley, Brian Jens, wife, Laura, Jeremy Jens, wife, Tiffany and Brandon Jens; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joan Knull, Colorado Springs, Colorado and Ruth Ryan, husband, Richard, Auburn, California; numerous nieces and nephews; and his former wives, Nancy McMichael, Jacksonville Beach, Florida and Pat Jens, West Plains, Missouri.

His parents, one granddaughter, Angela, one brother, Clifford Jens and one brother-in-law, John Knull, precede him in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 26th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Graveside services for Linell Eva Fowler, 80, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 22, 2014, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Brandsville, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Fowler died at 3:42 a.m., Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at her home.

She was born June 27, 1934, at Horry County, South Carolina, to William Kelly Fowler and Eva Hilburn Fowler. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, country music, watching westerns and loved to dance. Mrs. Fowler was a member of the Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, Wayne Gore, wife, Charlotte, West Plains, Missouri; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and one brother, Norman Fowler, Green Sea, South Carolina.

Her parents, second husband, Jerry Shelly, one son, Ronald C. Gore and four brothers, precede her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to The National Kidney Foundation, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main St., West Plains, MO 65775. Online condolences may be expressed at

A private celebration of life service for James Calvin Dodge, Jr., 72, West Plains, Missouri, will be held by the family.

JC died from a long illness at 6:40 a.m., Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born August 8, 1942, at Rockland, Massachusetts, to James Calvin Dodge and Lindy Lutheran Dodge. On June 15, 1962, he was married to his beautiful wife, Margaret “Peggy” Clifford. JC owned his own trucking company, worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a teamster. He was a very hard worker and loved life. He taught his family to respect others and to work hard. He often said “do as I say and not as a do because there are things your eyes and ears shouldn’t see”. JC loved animals and throughout his life surrounded himself with horses, dogs, goats and livestock. He enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles and in his younger years they were his only means of transportation. He always looked his children in the eyes when he spoke and taught them that is a sign of honesty and respect. He was loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret “Peggy” Dodge, West Plains, Missouri; five children, James Dodge, wife, Peggy, Willow Springs, Missouri, John S. Dodge, wife, Beth, Mountain View, Missouri, Jeff Dodge, State of California, Janine Griffin, husband, Lester, State of California and Joyann Cabrera, husband, Rudy, State of California; eight grandchildren, James Dodge, Jr. Nicole Marie Dodge, Katlyn Leigh Dodge, Chad Scott Dodge, Tyler Griffin, Courtney Griffin, Landon Faulkner and Wyatt Scott Dodge; one great-grandchild, Kyah; and one sister, Lindy Holt, Henson, Massachusetts.

His parents precede him in death.

Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Graveside services for Leroy Walker, 81, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 22, 2014, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Walker died at 8:05 a.m., Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at NHC Healthcare.

He was born January 27, 1933, at Hartville, Missouri, to Russell Leonard Walker and Marchia Pearl Collins Walker.

He is survived by three brothers, Dean Walker, wife, Saundra, West Plains, Missouri, Ralph Walker, significant other, Charlene Wharton and Donnie Walker, wife, Doris, Denver, Colorado; two sisters, Shirley Andrews, significant other, J.R. Ellison, West Plains, Missouri and Edna Walker, Springfield, Missouri; sister-in-law, Sally Walker, Phoenix, Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.

His parents, three brothers, Clifford, Robert Lee and Leonard Ray, two sisters, Freda Hunt and Jewel Grace Walker, two sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Jenny Walker, two nephews, Larry Wayne Andrews and Russell Walker and one niece, Debra Babeon, precede him in death.

Mr. Walker will lie in state from 4:00 until 9:00 p.m., Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Rhonda D. Quinn, 55, died August 11th, 2014 at her home. Ms. Quinn was born June 1st, 1959 in Springfield, Missouri to Cecil and Judy Quinn. She grew up and attended school in Willow Springs, Missouri, later moving to West Plains where she worked in a variety of occupations before settling into long term employment with Trent Drilling; drilling water wells. Though the work was physically demanding, she loved her job assisting the business owner, and friend, Rex Trent, until his retirement in 2010.

She is survived by her daughter, Ragina Faith Shaw and husband, Patrick; two grandchildren, Sidney and Bodhi; two step-grandchildren, Tristan and Kellan; four siblings, Cynthia Judy and husband, Gerald, Hale, Missouri, Bobbi Tipton and husband, Robert, Pomona, Missouri, Paul Quinn and wife, Deborah, Mechanicsville, Virginia and Raegan Reynolds and husband Jimmy, Koshkonong, Missouri; and many cousins, nephews and nieces.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Throughout her life, Rhonda was hardworking, fun loving, and enjoyed both the company of family and close friends, and the peaceful solitude of nature. She loved animals, and had many beloved pets over the years, leaving behind two cats and a dog which are noticeably distraught by her sudden and complete absence. She had a special connection with children and animals, and was adored by her grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She led a simple, hardworking, and courageous life, and loved her family and friends very, very much. Irreplaceable, she passed from this world too soon, and will be missed deeply by her loved ones. Her smile, her laugh, her homespun wisdom, and her genuine childlike soul quietly supported and added to the quality of the lives she touched in that almost imperceptible way that is only most noticed when it is lost, like the air we breathe, or the warmth of the sun on our skin on cool autumn afternoons. Farewell, Rhonda, you are one of the real ones, the good ones, and we love you now and for always.

Due to the sudden and unexpected nature of her death, a private memorial will be held by her family on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral services for Wilma Lodema DeShazo, 82, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 18, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of West Plains under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. DeShazo died 12:15 p.m., Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.

She was born November 29, 1931 at Thayer, Missouri to William Wiley Stapleton and Thelma Lodema Shepard Stapleton. On June 25, 1950, she was married at the Amy Union Chapel at Hocomo, Missouri to Wayne DeShazo. Mrs. DeShazo was a long time representative for Stanley Home Products; she was a member of the Amy Union Workers and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Mrs. DeShazo was a member of the First Baptist Church of West Plains.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne DeShazo, of the family home; five children, Bruce DeShazo, wife, Anna, Glenpool, Oklahoma, Michael DeShazo, wife, Lori, Rocheport, Missouri, Larry DeShazo, Diana Brown, husband, Danny and Melinda Brenton, husband, Bryan, all of West Plains, Missouri; twelve grandchildren, Kevin DeShazo, wife, Megan, Michael DeShazo, Jr., Christopher DeShazo, Lance DeShazo, Crystal DeShazo, Carly DeShazo, Daniel DeShazo, Austin DeShazo, Devin Brown, wife, Amanda, Danielle Brown, Makayla Ray and Brandy Woody; eight great-grandchildren; and several special nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her parents and two brothers, J.W. Stapleton and William Stapleton, precede her in death.

Mrs. DeShazo was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother; God, family and friends were her life.

Visitation will be from 4:30 until 6:00 p.m., Sunday, August 17th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Homeland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Homeland Cemetery or Amy Cemetery and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Graveside services for Rodney Alan Jarvis, 46, West Plains, Missouri, will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 20,2014 at the Baptist Hill Cemetery near Bakersfield, Missouri under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Jarvis died 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at his home.

He was born March 18, 1968 at West Plains, Missouri to Peggy Williams Jarvis-DeShazo and the late Jerry Lee Jarvis. He graduated from the Bakersfield High School and had attended real estate school. He had owned and operated a Century 21 Real Estate office, was owner of several rental properties and had worked at the Moody Service Station and Grocery. Mr. Jarvis had served as the president of the West Plains Board of Realtors, loved antiques, gardening and was a great interior designer. He had a big sense of humor, loved his family very much and enjoyed spending time with family, friends and his favorite boys, Gordy and Boomer. Mr. Jarvis had attended the Elijah Church of Christ.

He is survived by his mother, Peggy Jarvis-DeShazo, Moody, Missouri; his sister, Sonya Hubbard, husband, Doug, West Plains, Missouri; nieces and nephews, Kasey Friend, husband, Davin, Nikki Jarvis, Kaiyla Holt, husband, Edmond, Kyle Jarvis, special friend, Olivia, Sean Jarvis, wife, Jennifer, Jeremy Jarvis, wife, Kirsten, Stephanie Nelson, husband, Trace, Nicole Hubbard and Dillon Hubbard; uncle, Jack Williams, wife, Lexie; many special cousins; best friend, Tina Joice and very special friends, Travis, Dalton and Josh.

His grandparents, father, and two brothers, Ricky Lynn Jarvis and Rex Kevin Jarvis, precede him in death.

Rod was loved very much by his family and friends and will be truly missed.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 19th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Hill Cemetery and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Rev. Howard M. Weiford, a child of the King and the tenth of twelve children, was called to his eternal home in the heavenly realm on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at his residence in Mountain Home at the age of 79.

Howard was born January 18, 1935, in Massillon, Ohio, the son of John Andrew Weiford and Lethia Aseneth (Snodgrass) Weiford. He served in the United States Army from 1954 until 1957 with two years of service being in Japan. On January 3, 1958, in Los Angeles, California, Howard married Mary Lou Cecilia Radtke. He was born again into the family of God in 1964. Pursuing Christian ministry, Howard graduated from Azusa Pacific College in 1970, and attended Denver Seminary for two years. Howard filled a number of pastoral, counseling and ministry positions, seeing marriages saved and many souls come to know the Savior. His love for the Word of God inspired him most. Locally he pastored the Flora Baptist Church in Fulton County for one year. In addition to his years of ministry, Howard worked as a mailman and insurance agent. Howard was a member of the Mountain Home Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, and five brothers.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mary Lou Weiford of Mountain Home, a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Doris Weiford of Maryland, a daughter and son-in-law, April and Dan Tyree of Elizabeth; two brothers, Dock Weiford of Ohio, and Dallas Weiford of California, five grandchildren, Summer (Jason) Lease, Gregory Weiford, and Allison, Meredith, and Marshall Tyree, and six great grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Jerry Hoffman and the Rev. Bill Hughes officiating. Burial will be private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

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