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Archive for July, 2012

Funeral services for Mae C Harbaugh, 98, West Plains, will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2012 in the Rose Chapel of the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Harbaugh died 7:09 a.m., Monday, July 9, 2012 in Brooke Haven HealthCare. She was born July 19, 1913 at Fort Scott, Kansas to William James and Elizabeth Monroe Easley. She graduated from the West Plains High School and Missouri State (S.M.S.). She became the loving wife of Lyle D. Harbaugh on July 18, 1931 at Salem, Arkansas; he preceded her in death on December 8, 2000. Mrs. Harbaugh worked for the City of West Plains and later taught second grade in Dora, Missouri. She was very active in the First Christian Church where she was a member of the church choir and performed solos for special occasions.

She was a dear mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt, sister-in-law, cousin and friend.

Her parents, husband, two sons, Terrance Harbaugh and Donald Harbaugh, and sister, Emma Easley Essary, precede her in death.

The family acknowledges the dedicated and loving care given by the staff at Brooke Haven HealthCare.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m., until service time Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Oak Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any charity of choice and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Julia Ann Hollaway, 61, a resident of Flippin passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in Mountain Home.

She was born June 24, 1951, in Gassville to the late, Lester and Lillian King Dewey. Julia married Herman Hollaway on August 23, 1974, in Flippin. She was a member of the Calvary Temple Assembly of God. Julia was the office manager at Hiram Shaddox Geriatric Center for 7 years. She loved motorcycling with her husband and was a member of the Harley Owners Group?. Julia was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Pamela Dewey.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Herman Hollaway of Flippin; four brothers, Harold Dewey of Flippin, Johnny Dewey of Elizabeth and Michael and David Dewey, both of Gassville; three sisters, Linda Dewey of Mountain Home, Diane Mendoza of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Trudy Bucci of Mountain Home and other relatives and friends.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2012, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Will Minick officiating. Burial will be private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at Conner-Hankins Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House, 774 Long Street, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services for Peggy Jean Shemwell, 74, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2012, at First Baptist Church, West Plains, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Shemwell died at 12:35 a.m., Monday, July 9, 2012, at Brooke Haven Health Care, West Plains, Missouri.

She was born March 26, 1938, at Naylor, Missouri, to Charles and Ruth Dodd Rodgers. On January 23, 1959, she was married at Poplar Bluff, Missouri, to Ron Shemwell. Before her retirement, Mrs. Shemwell was an insurance agent. She enjoyed baking and was well known for her decorated sugar cookies and apple and cherry pies. Also, she enjoyed sports and waterskiing and was a loving wife, mother and MeMa to her grandchildren. Mrs. Shemwell was a member of First Baptist Church for forty-six years.

She is survived by her husband, Ron Shemwell, of the family home; two children, Cindy Lee, husband, Monte, Bentonville, Arkansas and Steven Shemwell, wife, Katherine, Festus, Missouri; four grandchildren, Ryan Lee, wife, Lindsay, Orangeburg, South Carolina, Katie Lee, Anna Lee, both of Bentonville, Arkansas and Naomi Shemwell, Festus, Missouri; one great-grandchild, Maddox Lee; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents and one sister, Carolyn, precede her in death.

The family will receive their friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

A celebration of life service for Randall Joe Abney, 57, Pensacola, Florida, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Trinity Worship Center, West Plains, Missouri.

Mr. Abney died at 10:53 a.m., Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Baptist Hospital, Pensacola, Florida.

He was born June 4, 1955, to Lou Ellen Abney Davis and the late Joe A. Abney.

He is survived by his fiancée Debra Verner, with whom he made his home in Pensacola, Florida; his mother, Lou Ellen Davis, West Plains, Missouri; four children, Joseph Abney, David Abney, R. J. Abney and Patricia Abney, all of the State of Illinois; two sisters, Shirley Law, husband, Terry, Canton, Illinois and Dayna Blanar, husband, Dan, Waynesville, Missouri; and many aunts, uncles and cousinsin the West Plains area and in Illinois.

His father and both paternal and maternal grandparents precede her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan Outreach Center of West Plains, Missouri, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Michael Murray Kozemczak, 64, was born on October 27, 1947 in St. Louis, MO. He was the 4th of five children born to Mike and Wilma (Murray) Kozemczak.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother. Michael is survived by his wife Johna of Houston, MO, sons; Matt Kozemczak and wife Ramona of Nixa, MO, Clint Kozemczak and wife Kim of Los Angeles, CA, Michael Kozemczak of Springfield, MO and Chris Ely and wife Staci of Houston, MO, daughter, Tamma Floyd and husband Steve of Houston, MO, brothers, Jim and Kevin Kozemczak of St. Louis, MO and sisters, Rosalee Baker of Houston, MO and Joan McCann of Imperial, MO.

Michael served in the United States Air Force from October 21, 1966 to July 21, 1970 as an Aircraft electrician. He was in the Vietnam War and attained the rank of Sergeant.

Some of his fondest memories were time spent as a Boy Scout Leader, Little League Coach, walking in the woods, hunting and fishing and good times spent with family. He was a good hearted, generous, sweet and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

He was a member of the Church of Christ Temple Lot in Houston and now rests with the Lord.

We will miss him.

Funeral Services for Connie Young Harmon, a resident of Rayville, Missouri and former resident of Summersville will be held Sunday, July 8 at 3:00 P M. at the Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville.

Visitation for Connie Young Harmon will be held from 1:30 Sunday to service time at 3 PM at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville.

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

Elizabeth Ellen “Betty” Robinson, 68, Willow Springs, Missouri, died at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains, Missouri.

She was born July 27, 1943, at Salisbury, Missouri, to David Moses Vallee and Leta Stocker Vallee. She had been employed as a Social worker with the State of Missouri. Mrs. Robinson was a Christian.

She is survived by two children, Lewis Robinson, Willow Springs, Missouri and Linda Robinson, Joplin, Missouri and two grandchildren, Kyle Robinson and Megan Robinson.

Her parents precede her in death.

Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Mr. Don W. Heithold, age 82, of Salem, Missouri passed away July 6, 2012 at home.

Visitation will be held Monday, July 9, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Fox Funeral Home. Service will be Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 11:00A.M. at Fox Chapel. Interment will be in Concord Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Concord Cemetery or Salem Lutheran Church Radio Ministry.

All arrangements are under the direction of Fox Funeral Home

Don is survived by his wife, Margaret Heithold and children, Bill Heithold, Bryan Heithold, Paul Heithold, Grant Heithold, and Carol Fox. .

Funeral services for James D “Jim” Girdley, 66, Pomona, Missouri, formerly of Willow Springs, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 9, 2012, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Girdley died at his home at 8:05 a.m., Wednesday, July 4, 2012, after a short illness, surrounded by his family.

He was born April 2, 1946, at West Plains, Missouri, to Ernest and Maxine (Jones) Girdley. On September 16, 1972, he was married at Pomona, Missouri, to Frankie Forrester. Mr. Girdley was a veteran having served in the United States Army. For many years, Jim owned and operated J&J Auto Supply in Willow Springs, Missouri. He was employed by the United States Postal Service as a rural carrier in Pomona, Missouri for over thirty years. He was a member of the Willow Springs School Board for many years, having served as Vice President and President. Also, he had been a member of the Willow Springs Rotary Club since 1973 and operated the Rotary league baseball program for many, many years. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jim was a member of the First Christian Church, Willow Springs, Missouri.

Jim was a loving husband, father and grandfather (PaPa) and will be greatly missed by all family and friends.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Frankie Girdley, of the family home; two children, Felicia Girdley, friend, Roxy Penrose, Springfield, Missouri and Jarrod Girdley, wife, Melissa, West Plains, Missouri; three grandchildren, Jeron, Parker and Tristan Girdley; aunts, Barbara Tyler and Jean Jones, both of Springfield, Missouri and Sadie Jones, Batesville, Arkansas; uncle, Jack Jones, Willow Springs, Missouri; and many cousins, including special cousins, David and Dane Hicks, Craig and Larry Jones, Becky Jarvis, Ginger Tackitt and Carol Ann Spears.

His parents, four uncles and one aunt, Harold “Kak” Jones, Lester “Spec” Jones and wife Pearl Jones, Garold Jones and Frank David Hicks, precede him in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 8, 2012 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. It was Jim’s wishes in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Fund for his grandchildren, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

A Memorial service for Jack Monroe Collins, 81, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 8, 2012, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Collins died at 11:43 a.m., Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born November 23, 1930, at West Plains, Missouri, to Renfrow and Lola Collins. Mr. Collins was a truck driver.

He is survived by his significant other, Peggy Upton, of the family home; three children, Bruce Collins, wife, Brenda West Plains, Missouri, Janice Groves and Harold, West Plains, Missouri and Timothy Collins, Bakersfield, Missouri; five step-children, Johnny Upton, wife, Debbie, West Plains, Missouri, Derald Upton, wife, Cindy, West Plains, Missouri, Lacey Mock, husband, Dustin, Alton, Missouri, Tammy Jackson, husband, Cecil, Alton, Missouri and Becky Thornton, husband Bruce, Dora, Missouri; five grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; fourteen step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Bonnie Spyers- Druan, Boulder, Colorado, special friend, Eugene Johnson; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

His parents, one brother, Jim Collins, one grandson, Chris Collins, one stepson, Jimmy Gatewood and son-in-law, Mike Groves, precede him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to charity of choice, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.