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Archive for January, 2013

Gene Allen Gentry was born April 1, 1938 in Kewanee, Missouri to Walter Larry and Agnes (Schuerenberg) Gentry. He departed this life on January 30, 2013 at his home in Birch Tree, Missouri.

Visitation will be Saturday February 2, 2013, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary. Funeral Services will be Saturday February 2, 2013, 3:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary with interment at Berea Mennonite Cemetery, Birch Tree, MO

He spent his childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, moving to Mountain View during his sophomore year. He graduated from Mountain View High School in 1957.

Gene served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea.

Gene was united in marriage to Frances (Pulliam) Wisecarver and to this union two children were born; Kelly Luane and Kirk Allen. He also acquired a stepson with this marriage, Kenton Merle Wisecarver, whom he loved like his own.

Gene had a love for God, music, and the Cardinals. He was saved and baptized in the First Baptist Church. His faith in God never wavered. He spent a lot of time watching John Hagee and Jimmy Swaggert, listening to gospel music, and praying.

Family was next in line after God. He loved his family dearly. We know he is rejoicing in heaven with Preston and all of his loved ones.

Gene loved music and would spend hours singing with his guitar until his health failed. He was so proud that Kirk had followed in his footsteps by playing the guitar and singing. He spent Sunday evenings listening to Kirk playing and singing over the phone.

Gene loved the Cardinals and was a resident expert on players, their stats, and all of their history.

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, Elvin and Beulah Lynn Pulliam; grandson, Preston Allen French; sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Louis Ulrich; and nephew, Russell Coffey.

Survivors include his wife, Frances, Birch Tree; daughter, Kelly French (Darrell), Williamsburg, VA; sons, Kirk Gentry (Heidi), Maple Valley, WA and Kenton Wisecarver (Sherri), Birch Tree; grandchildren, Lendsey Holden (Derek), Williamsburg, VA, Tanner Gentry, Maple Valley, WA, Courtney Wisecarver, Birch Tree, and Anthony Martin (Bekka), West Plains; great grandchildren, Lila Jo Holden (the apple of his eye), Kenya Crocker, and Tabitha Martin. Also surviving are brother, Don Gentry (Ann), Mountain View; sister, Mary Coffey, Springfield, MO; a special niece, Mona Simoneau (Dan), West Plains, MO; nephews, Bob Greenan (Elaine), Mountain View and Ed Pulliam (Greta), Maudeville, LA; and a host of other family and friends.

Genevieve (Hansford) Thomas, 98, of Omaha, Nebraska departed this life on January 28, 2013 at Skyline Retirement Center, Omaha. She was born December 31, 1914 in Iberia, Missouri, the daughter of Charles Edward and Martha Jane (Byler) Hansford.

Visitation will be Friday February 1, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary. Funeral Services will be Saturday February 2, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at Yarber Mortuary, with interment at Turkey Oak Cemetery in Montier.

Genevieve was united in marriage to Elvis Thomas on December 24, 1930 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elvis; four brothers; six sisters; daughter, Jean Martin and husband, George; grandchildren, Carol Wallace and Kenny Martin; and great granddaughter, Laurie Strazdas.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Thomas and wife, Gloria, and Harold Thomas, all of Omaha, NE; two sisters, Ruby Rosenburg of St. Louis, MO and Ruth Holden of New Mexico; grandchildren, Teresa Saltzman, Cari Buskivicius and husband, Gary, Shade Thomas and wife, Stephanie; great grandchildren, Amanda, Brandon, Mykala, Zach, Chad, Eric, Rodney S. and Rodney M.; great great granddaughter, Aariyah; and many nieces and nephews.

Many changes had occurred in Genevieve’s lifetime from when she first married and lived in her little log house that she was so proud of. She had worked in honey producing and beekeeping, hog farming, and had even sold garden produce to Cloud Nine Ranch. Genevieve and Elvis had lived in Birch Tree for many years, but she spent her last years in Omaha with her sons and their families. She was able to enjoy much time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren there.

Graveside services for Anna Marie Watson, 87, South Fork, Missouri, will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Tim Stokes and Grace Brown Stokes, on October 1, 1925 in West Plains, Missouri and died January 30, 2013 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage September 11, 1946 in Salem, Arkansas to A. L. Foster, unto this union two children were born, Micky and Michael. She was united in marriage May 12, 1951 in Salem, Arkansas to Cecil Paul Watson and his children, Maxine, Paul and Charles, unto this union one child was born, Sheila Marie.

She is survived by five children, Micky Hastings, West Plains, Missouri, Michael Foster and wife, Connie, Wichita, Kansas, Sheila Marie Watson, Ozark, Missouri, Paul Watson and wife, Frances, Rockford, Illinois and Charles Watson and wife, Robin, Rockford, Illinois; one sister, Culen Haughn, West Plains, Missouri; twelve grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A. L. Foster; her husband, Cecil Paul Watson; her parents Tim Stokes and Grace Brown Stokes; one daughter, Maxine Parks and her husband Tom; one brother E.T. Stokes; one granddaughter and one grandson.

She made her home in South Fork, Missouri for over forty years, where she owned and operated Anna Marie’s Beauty Shop.

Visitation will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Harlan Karlstad, born July 22, 1938 in Prairie Farm, Wisconsin passed away January 31, 2013 in Mountain Home. Funeral arrangements of 74 year old Harlan Karlstad are private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

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

Eddy M. Bailey, 61, a resident of Flippin passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013, in Mountain Home.

He was born July 4, 1951, in Topeka, Kansas to the late, Burwell and Ellen Lucille Phillips Bailey. Mr. Bailey was a veteran of the United States Navy and served on the submarine, USS Narwhal as a Nuclear Power Operator from 1971 to 1975 during the Vietnam Conflict. He married Carole Jean Sutherland on August 22, 1972 in Raytown, Missouri. After his military service, Mr. Bailey earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in Geology from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He worked as a geologist and geophysicist in oil and gas exploration. Mr. Bailey was of the Baptist faith and he loved camping and being outdoors. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Carole Bailey of Flippin; a son, Nicholas Bailey and his fiancée, Monica Cunningham, both of Russellville; two brothers, Rolland Bailey, D.O. of Flippin and Michael Bailey of Phoenix, Arizona and, his faithful dog, Rusty.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Brian Herring officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ozark Post 3246 will be immediately following in Fairview Cemetery near Flippin under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2013, at the funeral home with the family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks, 701 Burnett Drive, Mtn. Home, AR 72653.

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

Emogene M. Wendt, 77, a resident of Mountain Home passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center.

She was born July 20, 1935, in Marshfield, Wisconsin to the late, Walter and Zoa Conoyer Kohl. Mrs. Wendt was an avid golfer, bowler, gardener and bird watcher. She was also involved with the Lady Elks. Mrs. Wendt was preceded in death by her parents; a sister; two brothers and a grandson, Luke.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Bill Wendt of Mountain Home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Debbie and Jim Turinski of Mountain Home and Kim Hummer of Jefferson, Wisconsin; a son, Scott Perry of Hubertus, Wisconsin; three sisters, Ione Brusky of Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, Charlotte Posch of Citrus Heights, California and Jane Luckitch of Johnson Creek, Wisconsin; a brother, Vernon Kohl of Friendship, Wisconsin; two grandchildren, Allyson and Ian and two great grandchildren, Jillian and Wyatt.

Arrangements are private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Perry’s Orphans Sanctuary, 1031 County Road 144, Oakland, AR 72661.

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

Barbara Jean Tune, 67, of Mountain View, Missouri departed this life on January 29, 2013 at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains, Missouri. She was born December 16, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Floyd and Nova Marie (Rains) Hicks.

Visitation will be Monday February 4, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary. Funeral services will be Monday February 4, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary.

Interment will be at Oakside Cemetery, Summersville, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers-in-law, Marvin Rhine and Jerry E. Carpenter; and nephew, David Michael Carpenter.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde Tune of Birch Tree, MO; three sons, James W. Marler of Poplar Bluff, MO, Robert R. Marler and wife, Tina, of Panama City, FL, and Clyde E. Marler of Birch Tree, MO; one brother, Wilbern E. Hicks and wife, Annie, of West Plains, MO; three sisters, Anna Carpenter of Mountain View, Phyllis Brown and husband, Harold, of Eldon, MO, and Sharon Rhine of Eldon, MO; and three grandchildren.

Barbara was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Mountain View.

She enjoyed collecting unicorns, bingo, and reading. Barbara was known as a very generous person who loved her family and friends.

She was a loving mother and sister who will be greatly missed.

Funeral services for Gary Gene Goure, 58, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Goure died at 2:00 a.m., Monday, January 28, 2013, at his home.

He was born June 23, 1954, at Globe, Arizona, to Floyd and Belva Ball Goure. On September 15, 1976, he was married at Waikiki, Hawaii, to Carolyn Ann Heston, who preceded him in death October 23, 2010. He was the co-owner of Supreme Marble. Mr. Goure was a veteran having served with the United States Marines.

He is survived by three children, Nathan Goure, special friend Missy, Springfield, Missouri, Becky Goure, fiancé, Richie Compton, West Plains, Missouri and Chad Heston, fiancee’ Ashley Sams, West Plains, Missouri; two grandchildren, Landon Goure and Peyton Heston; his mother and step-father, Belva and Robert Trebilcock, Caulfield, Missouri; two brothers, Larry Goure, wife, Linda, Peace Valley, Missouri and Mike Goure, wife, Annette, Brandsville, Missouri; one sister, Karen Gruender, Macks Creek, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

His father, wife and one nephew, precede him in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2013, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

William Robb Nisbet, 88, of Melbourne, Arkansas died on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Arkansas.Born Thursday, February 21, 1924 in Mobile, Alabama, he was the son of the late Edward Nisbet and the late Lois Welling Nisbet. He served in the Navy. He was a Veteran of World War II.

Survivedby his wife Sidney Nisbet, daughters, Cynthia Nisbet and Pamela Nisbet-Gandin. Grandson Eric Benton and a special son Kevin Campbell.

Preceded in death by a Daughter Suzanne Benton and a granddaughter Amy Benton.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.heathfuneralhome.net

Funeral services for Velta Ray Hambelton, 90, Dora, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the Ball Church of Christ, Dora, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hambelton died 8:58 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the West Vue Nursing Center, West Plains, Missouri. She was born January 24, 1923 at Luna, Missouri to Thomas Arthur and Ollie Ray Pitchford Miller. On July 17, 1943, she was married at Mountain Home, Arkansas to Chad S. Hambelton who preceded her in death on April 7, 1984. Mrs. Hambelton enjoyed embroidery, cooking, raising flowers and loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of the Church of Christ and attended the Ball Church of Christ and Curry Street Church of Christ.

She is survived by three children, Geraldine Sanders, Fair Grove, Missouri, Sharlene Thompson and husband, Doug, Henderson, Tennessee and Otto Hambelton and wife, Geneva, Dora, Missouri; eight grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; three sisters, Lura Faye Hambelton, Nova Bryan and Fern Beasley, all of Gainesville, Missouri; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Leroy and Linda Collins, Sherry Shipley and Jerri Hambelton.

Her parents, husband, two grandsons, three brothers and one sister, precede her in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 29th at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ball Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fair Haven Children’s Home or the Ball Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.