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Archive for February, 2013

Mr. Michael Jean Breeden, age 28, of Rolla, Missouri, passed away February 21, 2013 in Rolla, Missouri.

He is survived by his sister, Linda Parker.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 25, 2013 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Fox Chapel.

Service for Mr. Michael Breeden will be held Monday, February 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Fox Chapel.

Interment will be in Licking Cemetery under the direction of Fox Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Sybil Flora Vernon Smith, 94, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Langston Street Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Smith died at 12:47 p.m., Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the Brooke Haven Health Care. She was born October 20, 1938 at Lanton, Missouri to Terry Des and Mary Jane Wire Vernon. She attended the West Plains High School where she met Rollin Mitchell Smith.They were married on August 27, 1936; she and Rollin were blessed by the birth of their only son, Bruce Mitchell Smith. Sybil was a devoted wife and mother. During World War II, she travelled when she could to see Rollin during his service. After the war, they settled back in West Plains where she worked at Richards Brothers; she sold Electrox Vacuums and Beauty Counselor Cosmetics. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Mother’s Club. Eventually, Rollin and Sybil built the Holiday Inn, the first franchise hotel in West Plains. Later they built the Ramada Inn; and along with running the hotels and restaurants, she owned the Thunderbird Gift Shop.

After her grandchildren were born, she spent a great deal of her time with the boys. Mrs. Smith enjoyed sewing, knitting, auctions, fishing, gardening and had been an Ozarks Medical Center volunteer. In years past, she belonged to the Lanton Baptist Church.

The family would like to mention that Sybil loved the helpers from Westwood Health Care.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Allison London Smith, her betrothed, Bob Williams; two grandsons, Travis Mitchell Smith, wife, Karen, and Chase London Smith, wife, Nicole, six great-grandchildren, Emily Anastasia Smith, Evan Mitchell Smith, Elijah Jackson Smith and their mother, Sandra Knudtson Sanders, Sydney London Smith and Spencer Douglas Gille; two brothers-in-law, Kenneth Smith and Gerald Smith; and many nieces and nephews including Jim Vernon, Terry Dunscombe, Susie Davis, Sybil Jane Struble-Joslyn.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, her beloved son, Dr. Bruce Smith, and seven brothers and sisters.

Her presence will be greatly missed by her family and community.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 23rd, at the Langston Street Chapel. Burial will be at the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of The Great West Plains Area or the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Fund and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Linda Plowman, age 88, a resident of Houston and former resident of Summersville will be held Sunday, February 24th, at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Boyd officiating.

Visitation will be Saturday evening, February 23, at Bradford Chapel from 6 to 8 PM.

Burial will be at Midvale Cemetery near Summersville under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

Dorothy “Scottie” Reeves, 85, a resident of Gassville passed away Friday, February 22, 2013, in Mountain Home.

She was born April 15, 1927, in Wichita, Kansas to the late, William Otis and Una Pearl Lawrence Scott. Ms. Reeves was preceded in death by husband, John Allen Reeves; a son, Michael Allen Reeves and a brother, Cecil Slate.

Leaving behind her special friend, Chuck McCarney; two sisters; a brother; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; her friends from the Cotter Veterans of Foreign Wars and most of all her great friends at the Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House, where she had volunteered for the last four years.

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

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House.

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

Mr. John Salamone, age 75 of Licking, Missouri, passed away February 20, 2013 in Rolla, Missouri.

He is survived by wife, Terry Salamone and four children.

Visitation will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Fox Chapel.

Service for Mr. John Salamone will be held Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Fox Chapel.

Interment will be in Salamone Family Cemetery near Lenox.

Thomas J. Hendricks, 86, a resident of Mountain Home, formerly of Chicago, Illinois passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at the Hiram Shaddox Geriatric Center in Mountain Home.

He was born June 7, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois to the late, George and Mary Butterly Hendricks. Mr. Hendricks was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. After his military service he worked as a chauffeur for Marshall Fields. He married Lois Joan Carl on October 17, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois. In 1999 they relocated to Mountain Home from Chicago. Mr. Hendricks is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lois Hendricks and a brother, George Hendricks.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Jackie Hendricks of Mountain Home and Thomas C. and Debie Hendricks of Zebulon, North Carolina; a daughter, Claudia Keppel of Mountain Home; a sister, Armadine Snyder of Elk Grove Village, Illinois; five grandchildren, Karen (Tim) Ciskowski of Mountain Home, Christopher (Nikki) Ciskowski of Chicago, Illinois, Seth (Amber) Hendricks of Middle Sex, North Carolina and Katelyn and Sarah Hendricks, both of Zebulon, North Carolina; two great grandchildren, Richard (Jess) Sell and Joseph Sell, both of Mountain Home and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718,

Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

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

Kenneth “Bill” William Nack, age 80, son of Charles and Myrdl (Moody) Nack was born August 20, 1932 in St. Louis, MO. He passed away February 17, 2013 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, MO.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joan, a son, Dan, and two sisters, Louise and Charlotte.

Bill is survived by a son, Bill Nack and his wife, Linda of St. Charles, MO, seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, a brother, Charles “Bud” Nack of St. Louis, MO, a sister Martha Kilburn of Sullivan, MO, his faithful companion of seventeen years, Nellie Gaither of Bucyrus, MO, a nephew, Don Kern of Bucyrus, MO and many friends.

Bill grew up and attended school in St. Louis. He married Joan Marie Goss and to this union two sons were born, Dan and Bill.

He was a member of Northside Baptist Church and was baptized August 7, 2008 by Wesley Wallace in the Piney River at Dogs Bluff.

Bill loved to gamble, play poker, and go hunting and canoeing and spend time with his grandkids and great-grandkids. He also enjoyed running around and going places with Nellie. They had such a good time together. Bill took such good care of her.

Bill was a wonderful father, grandfather, great-grandfather, companion and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Now he is enjoying heaven and greeting his loved ones that went on before him.

The family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Ellis Prairie Cemetery or Northside Baptist Church, in his honor, in lieu of floral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.

Services were held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday February 20, 2013 at Evans Funeral Home with Wesley Wallace officiating. Pallbearers were; Dane Carver, Justin Ebert, Lee Kern, Paul Murray, Scott Murphy, Jake Knopfel and Jeff Joerling. Burial was in Ellis Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Doris Clowell Thornton departed from this world on February 17, 2013 at NHC Healthcare, Joplin, Missouri, surrounded by her family.

A memorial service will be held at the Carter Funeral Home, West Plains, Missouri on February 23 at 2:00 p.m. with David Shipley officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 on February 23 preceding the memorial services at Carter’s.

Burial of cremains will be at the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.

Memorial donations in memory of Doris can be made to Fair Haven Children’s Home or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in care of Carter Funeral Home, 1316 Porter Wagoner Blvd., West Plains, Missouri 65775.

Funeral services for Henrietta Walcher, 91, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Walcher died at 9:34 p.m., Saturday, February 16, 2013, at West Vue Nursing Center.

She was born March 23, 1921, at Lebo, Missouri, to George Edward and Viva Ann Douglas Escherhausen. On November 4, 1939, she was married at Litchfield, Illinois, to Ray Walcher, Jr., who preceded her in death on October 4, 1979. Mrs. Walcher was a Christian and loved the Lord.

She is survived by her daughter, Rayetta Faulkner, West Plains, Missouri; two granddaughters, Joyetta Booker, husband, Ronald and Debbie Hatley, husband, Marshall; three great-grandchildren, Gregory Jones, Timothy Jones and Daniel Hatley; one great-great-grandchild, Trinton Jones; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband and two infant children and grandchildren, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Stuart Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Graveside services for Billie DeVon Holifield, 77, Caulfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at White Oak Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Holifield died at 6:00 a.m., Monday, February 18, 2013, at his home.

He was born August 18, 1935, at Pollard, Arkansas, to Denzil Derrond Holifield and Berdie House Holifield. He attended school at White School, near Corning, Arkansas and on June 28, 1955, he was married at Tupelo, Mississippi, to Doris Jene Halfacre. Mr. Holifield was a farmer and before his retirement in 1999, was a carpenter with his membership in the Carpenter’s Union #2214. He enjoyed his grandkids, hunting and fishing. Mr. Holifield was of the Protestant faith.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Holifield, of the family home; two children, Steve Holifield, Eureka Springs, Arkansas and Teresa Owens, husband, Bobby, Tecumseh, Missouri; four grandchildren, Kyle Owens, Katelyn Owens, Jarred Fienhold and Alecia Marcak; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Barton Holifield, Rockford, Illinois.

His parents, one son, Billy Holifield and three brothers, precede him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to White Oak Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.