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Archive for January, 2012

Funeral services for Angeeta L. “Angie” Burden, 71, West Plains, Missouri, will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 25, 2012 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Burden died at 12:24 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2012 at her home. She was born May 17, 1940, at West Plains, Missouri, to Doin Roy and Wilma Lee Sanders Anderson. On May 20, 1961, she was married at Joplin, Missouri, to Dick Burden. Before her retirement, Mrs. Burden operated The In Place in West Plains, Missouri for many years. She was a member of Eagle Heights Independent Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Dick Burden, of the family home; two children, John Doin Burden and Laura Lee Melvin, husband, Eddie, both of West Plains, Missouri; four grandchildren, Kyle James Burden, Jonathan Cole Burden, Evan James Melvin and Madison Nicole Melvin; one brother, Jimmy Owen Anderson, wife, Nancy, Springfield, Missouri; three sisters, Sharon Cantrell, husband, J.R., Potosi, Missouri, Laneda Anderson, Warrensburg, Missouri and Lana Courtney, special friend, Eddie Lohman, Enid, Oklahoma; many nieces and nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Her parents precede her in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the South Fork Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Riverways Hospice or American Cancer Society and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Joyce Peifer, age 55 a resident of Summersville will be held Wednesday, January 25 at 11 AM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville.

Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel the from 6 to 8 PM.

Burial will be in Summersville Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

James T. Downey, 74, of Mansfield, Missouri, passed away in the arms of his wife Friday, January 20, 2012, following a battle with cancer.

Jim was born in Columbus, Ohio, on July 16, 1937, to Joseph and Stacia (Bales) Downey. He was a 1956 graduate of Aquinas College High School in Columbus, Ohio, and after attending Ohio State University he served his country as a member of the U.S. Army in Alaska. Most of his adult life was in advertising and sales, an occupation he enjoyed. He was united in marriage to Aneta G. Weaver on June 25, 1977, and for the past 31 years they have published the Shopper II, an advertising publication. He is a long time member of the American Legion.

He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Stacia; 3 brothers, Joseph, Robert & Raymond; and two special aunts, Rose Bales and Esther Kaiser.

Jim is survived by his wife, Aneta; her parents, Ross and Aneta Weaver; a sister-in-law, Velma Downey, Ohio; a special cousin, Karen Pflaumer, Ohio; nieces, nephews, and many members of his wife’s family who made him one of their own.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 26, 2012, at Yarber Mortuary in Mountain View, Missouri, with visitation at 1:00 P.M. prior to the service. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Teresita, Missouri.

As a devoted animal lover, Jim’s heart and home has always been a haven for unwanted pets. Over the years, Jim and Aneta have rescued hundreds of animals that they doctored, fed and loved. Jim’s dream was to have an animal sanctuary. He will be greatly missed by all the pets he cared so much about. In that spirit, memorial contributions in honor of James Downey may be made to The Silent Partner Fund, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, 1600 E. Rollins, W213 Vet Med Bldg., Columbia, MO 65211. The objective of this fund is to provide financial support for the veterinary care of beloved pets that are acutely ill or injured and whose owners are genuinely unable to afford the necessary care, making euthanasia the only other logical alternative. Checks should be made to the University of Missouri and may be sent directly to the above address or through the funeral home.

Funeral services for Sandra Jean Romans, 48, West Plains, Missouri, will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 23, 2012, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Ms. Romans died at 11:20 p.m., Monday, January 16, 2012, near Mountain View, Missouri. She was born August 5, 1963, at West Plains, Missouri, to Deral and Alma Womack Romans. She was married to Jefferson Davidson, who preceded her in death in June of 2007. Ms. Romans was a Christian.

She is survived by three children, Brian Davidson, State of Indiana, Jeffrey Davidson and Pamela Davidson, both of West Plains, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Kyle, Drake, Jeffrey, Molly, Lukas, Alyssa and Alora Davidson and Brodie Sechrest; her mother, Alma Romans, Porterville, California; one brother, Shane Romans, Tulare, California; three sisters, Shanna Bryan, Pixley, California, Karen Crahen, St. Louis, Missouri and Diane Thomas, Fort Worth, Texas.

Her father, husband, one grandson, Ethan and one niece, Amanda, precede her in death.

Ms. Romans will lie in state from 4:00 p.m., Sunday, January 23, 2012 until service time at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Donnie Mae Barnett, 71, Koshkonong, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2012, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Brother Bill Bales officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Herbert Engborck and Londina Lierman Barnett, on April 7, 1940 in Cameron, Texas and died January 18, 2012 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage August 2, 1980 in Waco, Texas to Lon Barnett.

She is survived by her husband, Lon Barnett, of the home, Koshkonong, Missouri; two children, Diane Brown, Marlin, Texas, and Cara Anderson, Marlin, Texas; three step-children, Rhonda Herman, husband, David, Waco, Texas, Susan Quiroz, husband, Joe, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Lon R. Barnett, wife, Michelle, Wimms Port, Virginia; five grandchildren; six step-grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, David Doskocil.

Visitation will be held January 20, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in Barnett Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Funeral services for Helen Adele Collins, 88, West Plains, Missouri, will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2012 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Collins died at 1:38 p.m., Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at West Vue Nursing Center, West Plains, Missouri. She was born July 18, 1923, at Elijah, Missouri, to Tom and Agnes Marshall Colvin. On June 15, 1940, she was married at Gainesville, Missouri, to Chester Orville “Chet” Collins, who preceded her in death on July 9, 2007. Mrs. Collins was an original employee of the International Shoe Company and after her retirement, she worked at The Flower Barn. Also, she loved to cook and iron her grandchildren’s clothes. Mrs. Collins was a member of the Curry Street Church of Christ.

She is survived by her son, Joe Tom Collins, wife, Delores, West Plains, Missouri; two grandchildren, Renaee Williams, husband, Steve, West Plains, Missouri and Rodney Collins, fiancée Stacy Smith, Springfield, Missouri, seven great-grandchildren, Jennifer Coursey, husband, Justin, Brandi Bell, husband, Micco, Brennen Wood, Tasha Williams, fiancé Adam Nettles, Jake Smith, McKenzie Smith and Nick Smith; five great-great-grandchildren, Dagen, Trista, Lathen, Kylee and Kendra, and several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Jim Bohm.

Her husband, parents, four brothers, Sheridan, Monroe, Claude and Ray Colvin, precede her in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Paragould Children’s Home and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Orris O. Shawcroft, 59, a resident of Bull Shoals passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center.

He was born December 22, 1952, in Alamosa, Colorado to the late George and Annie Louis Christianson Shawcroft. Orris served in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War. On October 22, 1983, Orris married Denise Renee Crawford in Bennett, Colorado. Orris attended the Glade Rock Chapel Church in Calico Rock. Orris loved to work but in his spare time he enjoyed riding motorcycles and target shooting. He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law, Larry Keith Crawford and a sister-in-law, Debra Sue Crawford.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Denise Shawcroft of Bull Shoals; a daughter, Analise Faye Shawcroft; three sisters; a brother; his mother-in-law, Viola Crawford of Calico Rock and a grandson, Kaeden Shawcroft.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Graveside services for Phyllis “Deloris” Harriell, 75, Alton, Missouri, will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Cave Spring Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Harriell died at 5:15 p.m., Monday, January 16, 2012, at Brooke Haven Health Care, West Plains, Missouri. She was born April 27, 1936, at Alton, Missouri, to Ray and Golda Marie Fanning Andrews. She graduated from Alton High School with the class of 1954, and in 1954, she was married to R. P. Norman, who precedes her in death. In 1980, she was married to Charles Edmond “Chuck” Harriell. Deloris grew up in Alton, Missouri and was quite the industrialist working as a real estate broker, an abstractor and later as a reporter for the West Plains Daily Quill. She loved animals and outdoor activities, including fishing and hunting, especially turkey hunting. Mrs. Harriell was a member of the Cave Springs Freewill Baptist Church, Alton, Missouri.

She is survived by her husband, Chuck Harriell, of the family home; two brothers, Joe Andrews, wife, Mary Ellen, Norman, Oklahoma and Ray Andrews, Jr., wife, Janice, Alton, Missouri; four nephews, Jerry Andrews, wife, Lila, Neosho, Missouri; Gary Andrews, wife, Cindy, Norman Oklahoma, Jason Andrews, wife, Jan, Doniphan, Missouri and Gentry Andrews, wife, Priscilla, Alton, Missouri and several great nephews.

Her parents and first husband, R. P. Norman, precede her in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Cave Spring Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Juanita Wren, 89, Salem, Missouri, formerly of West Plains, will be held Thursday, January 19, 2012, 2:30 p.m, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Reverend Dan Cargill officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Luther Bayless and Hattie Earwood Bayless, on July 21, 1922 in Coolidge, Texas and died January 14, 2012 in Salem, Missouri.

She was united in marriage February 5, 1942 in Texas, to Charles Lester Wren, Sr, who preceded her in death in 1980.

She is survived by two children, Charles Lester Wren, Jr., West Plains, Missouri, and Luther Wren, Providence Forge, Virginia; one brother, Royce Bayless, Joplin, Missouri; four grandchildren, Kelly Rice, Salem, Missouri, Charles Wren, wife, Erin, Niangua, Missouri, Christopher Wren, wife, Marisa, Clever, Missouri, and Terri Wren, West Plains, Missouri, and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three brothers, and three sisters.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, West Plains, and a member of the West Plains Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 193.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the American Cancer Society, and can be left at the funeral home.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Burial will be in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Steve Rose, 60, of Cherokee Village, Arkansas died on Sunday, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Steve was the Manager of the Cherokee Village Water Works.

Born Thursday, December 6, 1951 in Des Moines, Iowa, he was the son of the late Argene (Gene) Rose and the late Roberta West.

Survived by his wife Brenda (McComas) Rose of the home, son, Steven Rose of Ash Flat., brothers, Tom & Judy Rose of Highland, AR and Ernie & Doris Rose of Hardy, AR, sisters, Terri & Jim Franke of Thayer, MO and Christine & Hayden Jackson of Saddle, AR.

Funeral service will be 2:00pm Wednesday at Heath Oak Hill Chapel. Visitation will start at 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Heath Funeral Home of Highland, AR. Brother Steve Summers and HenryParker will be officiating. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Highland, AR.