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Archive for March, 2012

Ms. Gertrude Eleanor Auwerda, age 82, of Cherokee Village, died Friday, March 23, 2012, at the Ash Flat Nursing & Rehab Center.

She was born on August 1, 1929 in Oak Park, Illinois to the late Barney and Agnes Voordewind Auwerda.

Gertrude moved to Cherokee Village in 1984, she was a homemaker and a member of Abundant Life Church in Highland. She actively participated in T.O.P.S.

Survivors include many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents; a stepmother, Harriett Auwerda; sister, Theresa DeGraaf and brothers, Peter and Nicholas Auwerda.

A memorial service will be held at the Abundant Life Church in Highland on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. Bro. Joey Barnes will be officiating.

Arrangements entrusted to Heath Funeral Home of Highland.

Roger Cleveland Ryan, 78, West Plains, Missouri, died at 9:28 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at West Vue Nursing Center. He was born November 8, 1933, at Sherman, Texas, to Albert and Peggy Garnett Ryan. He was married to Robina “Ruby” Gemmell, who preceded him in death on May 26, 1997. Mr. Ryan was a veteran, having served twenty-four years in the United States Air Force. Before his retirement, he was a correction lieutenant in the State of California. He was a member of the Masons, was a past Master at the Palm Desert Temple and was a past post commander at the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post in Blythe, California, Mr. Ryan was of the Southern Baptist Faith.

He is survived by three children, Neil G. Ryan, wife, Rhonda, West Plains, Missouri, Stuart Ryan, wife, Phyllis, Blythe, California and James Ryan, wife, Debbie, Cocoa Beach, Florida; eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one brother, Elbert Kelly, wife, Ann, Cocoa Beach, Florida and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, wife, one son, Roger Ryan, Jr., and two brothers, precede him in death.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date by the family in the State of California. Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Funeral services for Janet Carolene McGoldrick, 75, Caulfield, Missouri, will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 24, 2012 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. McGoldrick died at 11:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at her home. She was born January 15, 1937, at Caulfield, Missouri, to Mycuel Preston “Pete” West and Dortha Irene Sloan West. On April 17, 1953, she was married at Melbourne, Arkansas, to Donald Ray McGoldrick. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Elijah Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Ray McGoldrick, of the family home; five children, Deborah Newmen, husband, Eugene, Elizabeth, Arkansas, Blandy McGoldrick, West Plains, Missouri, Laketa Eagleman, husband, Randall, West Plains, Missouri, Jeana Vandermast, husband Neuboch, Mountain Home, Arkansas and Shanna Kesling, husband, William James Kesling, Jr., Blue Springs, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and one on the way; sixteen step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her parents, one son, Carl Ray McGoldrick, one daughter, Lori Sue Johnston, two infant grandsons and one brother, Kenneth Ray West, precede her in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Fowler Cemetery. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Donald Eugene Bailey, age 78, of Licking, MO died March 20, 2012.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 24, 2012, 10 to 11 A.M. at Fox Funeral Home.  Memorial service will be March 24, 2012, 11:00 A.M. at Fox Chapel.

He is survived by his wife, Linda of the home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements under direction of Fox Funeral Home.

John Nicholas Westerveld, age 93, of Edgar Springs, MO died March 21, 2012.

Visitation will be Friday, March 23, 2012, 10 to 11 A.M. at United Methodist Church.

Memorial service will be March 23, 2012, 11:00 A.M. at United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine of the home. Arrangements under direction of Fox Funeral Home.

Dorothy Lee “Dottie” Robohm, the daughter of the late Edward Dorsey Castleberry and Daisy Dean Long Castleberry was born on April 1, 1915, at Des Arc, Arkansas. She entered into eternal peace March 21, 2012 at the age of 96 years.

On April 11, 1947 she was married at Leavenworth, Kansas, to John P. Robohm, who preceded her in death on January 11, 2000. Dottie was an avid gardener and loved to grow flowers and vegetables. She had a green thumb and the natural ability to make anything grow. She and John worked hard all their lives taking care of family and the needs of their church. She was a loving mother and wife. She had a special place in her heart for her only grandson. She is now at peace with God and John after fulfilling a long and gracious life according to God’s plan.

She is survived by one child, Jill Williams and husband, Jr., West Plains and one grandchild, Matthew John Williams, and wife Janet, Springfield, MO, and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside memorial services will be held on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Funeral services for Reverend Bud Lawrence, 95, West Plains, Missouri will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 23, 2012 in the Rose Chapel of the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Reverend Lawrence died 10:05 a.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the NHC HealthCare. He was born July 9, 1916 at Elizabeth, Arkansas to Ruben Richard Lawrence and Martha Elizabeth Thornton Lawrence. On September 25, 1937, he was married at Dolph, Arkansas to Violet Josephene Thrasher who preceded him in death on June 29, 2002. In November of 2002, Reverend Lawrence was married at West Plains, Missouri to Annabelle Daniels. Reverend Lawrence was a minister with the Assembly of God Church having his credentials with the Assembly of God for fifty-four years.

He is survived by his wife, Annabelle Lawrence, West Plains, Missouri; two sons, Thurl Lawrence, wife, Sue, Kansas City, Missouri and Bill Lawrence, wife, Marj, Puxico, Missouri; three step-children, Kay, Donnie and Melva, all of Van Buren, Missouri; and several grandchildren.

His parents and his first wife precede him in death.

The family would like to thank the employees of NHC HealthCare, especially those working in the Special Needs Unit.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 23rd until service time at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Mitchell Cemetery, Mitchell, Arkansas. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Graveside services for Jean Osborn, 71, West Plains, will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Osborn died 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at her home. She was born April 2, 140 at Gooding, Idaho to Clara Armstrong Adams. On May 18, 1958, she was married at Fairfield, Idaho to David Randall Osborn who preceded her in death on January 14, 2000. Before her retirement, Mrs. Osborn was the manager of Community Action, Twin Falls, Idaho. She was a member of the Curry Street Church of Christ, West Plains.

She is survived by two children, David Osborn and special friend, Judy, West Plains and Jennie Whisnant, husband, Charles, West Plains; three grandchildren, Samantha Osborn and special friend, Troy Wadkins, Pomona, Missouri, Alan Stewart and special friend, Christin Hoffman, West Plains and Randy Stewart, West Plains; one great-grandchild, Lowell Alan Stewart, III; one brother, Roy Armstrong, wife, Betty, Gooding, Idaho; one sister, Virginia Churchman, husband, J.R., Shoshone, Idaho; two sisters-in-law, Evalee Gunter, husband, Bill, Pottersville, Missouri and Leota Crawford, West Plains; one brother-in-law, William Osborn, Pomona, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; and her special friends, Tabitha Upton, Brandi Ford, Mary Jane Fenwick and Sandy Allen.

Her parents, husband, one daughter, Debbie Sue, one brother, Royal Armstrong, one sister, Wanda Russell and one sister-in-law, Rita Osborn, precede her in death.

Mrs. Osborn will lie in state from 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 23rd until 12:00 p.m., Saturday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shaw Medical Center of Ozarks Medical Center and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

A Memorial service for Dan Teslich, 83, West Plains, Missouri, will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the American Veterans Post #98, West Plains, Missouri.

Mr. Teslich died at 6:00 a.m., Monday, March 5, 2012, at his home.

To view a full obituary or to leave an on-line condolence message, please visit robertsondrago.com.

Max William Kolbe, 83, of Birch Tree, Missouri died March 19, 2012 at Mercy-St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, Missouri. He was born January 21, 1929 at Muskegon, Michigan, the son of Albert William and Ruth Beatrice (Erickson) Kolbe.

Visitation will be Thursday March 22, 2012, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary. Funeral Services will be Thursday March 22, 2012, 2:00 p.m.

Those preceding him in death were his parents; sister-in-law Janet Kolbe; and grandson, David Manley.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Lorene (Price) Kolbe; children, Michael Kolbe, Muskegon, MI, Janice Kolbe, State of Colorado, Kenny Kolbe, State of Michigan, Ronnie Kolbe, State of Michigan, Bruce Kolbe, Birch Tree, MO, Keith Kolbe, Cleveland, AL, Douglas Kolbe, Portsmith, VA; Danny Price, Birch Tree, MO, Janis Manley, Pine River, MN, Jerry Sanbothe, Kansas City, KS, and Richard Price, Elk Creek, MO; three brothers, Jack Kolbe, David Kolbe and Don Kolbe and sister, Shirley Bush, all of the State of Michigan; 21 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Max served his country in the United States Coast Guard and Army for 20 years during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

He was a loving husband, father, grandpa, brother and friend who will be sadly missed by all.