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Archive for February, 2013

Caldona B. Edmondson, 77, Moody, Missouri, died 9:53 a.m., Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Ozarks Medical Center.

Mrs. Edmondson was born November 29, 1935 at Williamstown, Missouri to Lloyd E. and Bertha Lucinda Walker Brown. On September 4, 1955, she was married at Kohoka, Missouri to Athel D. B. Edmondson who preceded her in death on April 6, 2004. Mrs. Edmondson was a member of the Methodist church for many years.

She is survived by three children, Stanley and Reva Edmondson, Jackson, South Carolina, Matthew and Angela Edmondson, Moody, Missouri and Melissa and Edward Cooley, West Plains, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Christopher Edmondson, Jackson, South Carolina, Kayla Rook, Nixa, Missouri, Ashley Edmondson, West Plains, Missouri, Savanna Lipper, Moody, Missouri, Allison Cooley, West Plains, Missouri, Leo Edmondson, Moody, Missouri and Natasha Edmondson, Moody, Missouri; and four great-grandchildren.

Her parents, husband, and one son, Micheal L. Edmondson, precede her in death.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements under direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Graveside services for Evelyn Adella Bunch, 81, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bunch died at 5:29 a.m., Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Ozarks Medical Center. She was born February 4, 1932 at Pomona, Missouri to Russell and Lola Dollins Wood. On April 18, 1953, she was married at Salem, Arkansas to Glen James Bunch who preceded her in death on January 22, 2001. Before her retirement, Mrs. Bunch was a cook at Richards School. She was a member of the Curry Street Church of Christ.

She is survived by two brothers, Doyle Wood, wife, Terri, West Plains, Missouri and Bob Wood, wife, Barbara, Kansas City, Missouri; two sisters, Susan “Sue” Bridges, husband, Gene, West Plains, Missouri and Doreen Bridges, husband,Danny, West Plains, Missouri; five sisters-in-law, Trilbia Wood, husband, Roy, Joyce Hibner, husband, Dan, Janice Kennedy, Dorothy Bunch and Jo Ann Bunch; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband and one infant nephew, Clavey Bridges, precede her in death.

Mrs. Bunch will lie in state from 10:00 a.m., until 9:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2013 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Fair Haven Children’s Home and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Gerald O. Offenheiser, 74, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, died Friday, February 15, 2013, at the Gassville Therapy and Living Center.

The son of Oscar and Beryl (Finkenbinder) Offenheiser, he was born January 8, 1939, in Freeport, Illinois. He married Kay Savage on February 12, 1961, at Christ Lutheran Church in Stockton, Illinois.

Jerry and his brother, Eugene, owned and operated Offenheiser Bros., Inc., a centennial family farm in rural Stockton for over 40 years. Before retiring from farming in 1995, Jerry served as a volunteer firefighter for 34 years. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Plum River Lodge #554, and served on the board of directors for the First National Bank, all of Stockton. In 1995, Jerry and Kay retired to Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Jerry had an infectious grin and was always ready to lend a helping hand. He spent the last years of his life battling the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease. His struggle ended Friday with his family by his side.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Kay; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deena and Art Leavens of Tomahawk, Wisconsin and Paula and Dale Zink of Belleville, Illinois; four grandchildren, Zachary and Kaylee Leavens and Ryan and Andrew Zink; one sister, Ruth Morgan of Kentucky; one brother, Eugene Offenheiser of Stockton, Illinois, who sadly passed away on this same day; a sister-in-law, Charlice Offenheiser Broyles, of Elizabeth, Illinois; a sister-in-law, Pat (Steve) Hacker, of Mountain Home; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Melvin and one nephew, Todd.

The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Hagaman, Marie Thompson, CMC Hospice, and the entire staff of the Gassville Therapy and Living Center. Your care and compassion will never be forgotten.

Private arrangements are under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

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

Funeral services for Vivian Alberta Bandy, 92, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 17, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bandy passed away at 4:35 p.m., Thursday, February 14, 2013, at the home of her son, Douglas Bandy.

She was born May 30, 1920, at Peace Valley, Missouri, to Joseph Adam Broyles and Ethel Marie Bolin Broyles. On September 19, 1936, she was united in marriage to Henry J. Bandy at Which Church, Missouri and to this union four children were born: Ellis, Douglas, Shirley and Rick. Mrs. Bandy retired from St. Francis Hospital, Mountain View, Missouri in 1981 after serving as a “Gray Lady” and later as a dietician and later was a volunteer at the West Plains OMC Thrift Store for several years. She spent a large amount of time gardening and quilting and loved visiting with family and friends, often giving her delicious baked goods to neighbors and family. She was a very generous, loving and kind mother, grandmother and friend, who will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Mrs. Bandy was affiliated with the Forest Dell Nondenominational Community Church, Mountain View, Missouri and we are sure that our great loss is heaven’s gain.

She is survived by three children, Douglas Bandy, wife, Alva, Shirley Gannon, husband, Don, all of West Plains, Missouri, and Rick Bandy, wife, Connie, Conway, Arkansas; nine grandchildren, David Bandy, Shelly Bandy, Nikki Baker, Dena Townsend, Tammy Davis, Cheryl Amos, Rhonda Rothermich, Kevin Bandy and Larry Bandy; nineteen great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Gerri Bandy, Piedmont, Missouri; one brother, Bill Broyles, wife, Mary Jane, Willow Springs, Missouri; two sisters, Violet Sifford, husband, Pete, Prescott, Arizona and Bertie Woody, Jonesboro, Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, one son, Ellis, two great-grandchildren, two sisters, Alta Lee Woody and Mabel Sanders and two brothers, Oscar and Clifford Broyles, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

A Memorial service for Victoria Elaine Roberts, 67, Moody, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at South Fork Cemetery. A gathering will follow at George Roberts’ home located on County Road 6850. All family and friends are invited to attend.

Mrs. Roberts died at 4:00 a.m., Thursday, February 14, 2013, at West Vue Nursing Center.

She was born June 24, 1945, at Long Beach, California, to Bernon and Connie Timmons. On October 27, 1990, she was married in Howell County, Missouri, to George Roberts. Mrs. Roberts was employed with Ozarks Medical Center as a cashier.

She is survived by her husband, George Roberts, of the family home; five children, Rebecca Brown, husband, Dan, West Plains, Missouri, Kati LeMer, husband, Chad Williams, State of California, Marie Goode, husband, J. R., Rover, Missouri, Donna Ellis, husband, Richard, South Fork, Missouri and Billy Roberts, West Plains, Missouri; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Bill Timmons, wife, Rachel, State of California.

Her parents precede her in death.

On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Geniva Fay Davis, 89, of Festus, Missouri and formerly of Mountain View, died February 15, 2013 at the age of 89. She was born June 1, 1923 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Cecil and Ruth (Roney) Cooley.

Visitation will be Saturday February 16, 2013, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary. Funeral Services will be Saturday February 16, 2013, 3:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary with interment at Oakside Cemetery, Summersville, MO.

Geniva was united in marriage to Vernon Charles Davis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters, two brothers, and one grandson.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary R. Pippins and husband, Ronald of Barnhart, MO; one brother, Gene Cooley of Mississippi; two sisters, Alline Reese and Emmey Chitwood, both of Alabama; one grandson; five great grandchildren; and one great great grandson.

Geniva enjoyed playing her guitar and singing. She was a member of Calvary Temple in Golden, Mississippi, where she was very active.

Myron “Mike” Meyer, 84, went home to be with The Lord on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at the Gassville Therapy and Living Center.

Myron was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin. He spent two years in the Army after WW II in Japan. He met and married Rose Nalbandian while working at Massey Ferguson in 1949. They were very fruitful during their 63 years of marriage having 5 children, 16 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren so far! Myron had various jobs through the years, the last one at Harris Metals before finding his life’s work with the Racine County Sheriff’s Dept. in 1961. He served Racine County for over 20 years, starting as a Deputy and retiring in 1984 as a detective. After retirement, Myron and Rose (along with their 15 yr. old daughter, April) moved to Mountain Home, where he spent the rest of his years, enjoying visits from his children and grand children and many different hobbies from bird watching to horticulture to watching old war movies on TCM. He provided well for his family over the years and will be remembered for his dry humor and his love of any type of vehicle and electronic device! He was preceded in death by his mother, Grace (Giese) Truesdell and his wife’s parents, Mihran and Norisa Nalbandian.

Surviving are his wife, Rose (Nalbandian) Meyer of Mountain Home; his children and their spouses, Cookie and Kathy Schumacher of Fort Worth, Texas, Susan and Tom Haman of Racine, Wisconsin, Michael and Robyn Meyer of Mtn. Home, Jeanne and Rick Williams of Carrollton, Texas, and April and Kurt Parnell of Norfork. Also his beloved Grandchildren, Natalie (Matt) Martinez of Benbrook, Texas, Nikki (Shane) Fawfaw of Benbrook, Texas, Josh Schumacher of Fort Worth Texas , Autumn Schumacher of Fort Worth, Texas, Alisa(Andrew) Hogard of Racine, Wisconsin, Lauren (Justin) Belflower of Lakewood, Ohio, Jacob(Emily) Haman of Oceanside, California, Jamie (Doug) Hodges of Mtn. Home, Melissa (Ben) D’Atley of Rogersville, Missouri, Corinne (Justin) Hickman of Mtn. Home, Daniel Meyer of Mtn. Home, Jennifer, Adam and Brooke Williams of Carrollton, Texas, and Nathan and Rebecca Parnell of Norfork. His great-grandchildren, Brendan and Madison Martinez, Gabriel Fawfaw, Scarlett Schumacher, Sofia and Marcus Hogard, Jp and Josie Belflower and Alexis and Shawn Watson.

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

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

Memorials may be made to The Believer’s Outreach Center, P.O. Box 2, Norfork, Arkansas 72658.

Kenneth M Wandless, 78 of Ash Flat, Arkansas died on Monday, February 11, 2013, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Arkansas.

Surviving are sons, Kenneth Wandless of Aiken, SC and John Wandless of Wilmington, IL, daughter, Karren Blackwell of Jacksonville, FL; 5 grand children; 4 great grand children.

A Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Friday at Heath Funeral Home. Interment will be in Bronaugh Cemetery, Hardy, AR.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Friday Heath Funeral Home, Highland, Arkansas.

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

Funeral services for Della Pauline Schafer, 48, Peace Valley, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 16, 2013, at Chapel Hill Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Schafer died at 9:40 p.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2013, near Peace Valley, Missouri.

She was born August 1, 1964, at Kansas City, Missouri, to Leslie Edward Ellett and Leona “Maxine” Story Ellett. She was the owner/operator of Rafters Gun Leather and enjoyed her horses and bow hunting. In 1997 she won the Amateur 3D Archery Shooter of the Year award. Mrs. Schafer was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

She is survived by her fiancé, Rolan Norsworthy, Peace Valley, Missouri; mother, Maxine Ellett, Peace Valley, Missouri; two brothers, Leslie Dewayne Ellett, wife, Lorraine, West Plains, Missouri and Leroy Edward Ellett, wife, Linda, Peace Valley, Missouri; one sister, Leona Nichols, husband, Morris, Ashland, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

Her father and one brother, Dan Davis Ellett, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2013 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Chapel Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family or Chapel Hill Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.

Marion Scott Reed passed away peacefully at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was born near Eminence on June 12, 1925 to Marion Ed and Dorothy Irene (Randolph) Reed.

On February 24, 1943 he was married at Eminence, Missouri to David Rose Williams who preceded him in death on April 27, 2004.

During WWII he served in the Navy aboard an aircraft carrier named “The Galloping Ghost” and was awarded 5 Battle Stars. Scott worked at Smith Flooring and Clinton Pallet Company during his career. Scott was of the United Methodist denomination from the time he moved to Mountain View in the 1950’s to the present.

He is survived by three sons, Freeman and Audrey Reed, Springfield, MO, Eddie and Debbie Reed and Tim and Shelly Reed, all of Mountain View; Donna’s husband, Kris Reed of Jefferson City, MO; sister, Beverly Katzmarek of Illinois; 15 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.

His parents; wife; brother, Stanley; and daughter, Donna Beth precede him in death.