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Archive for September, 2013

Mrs. Donna Shoults, age 81 of Montauk, Mo passed away September 29,2013 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis,Mo. Visitation will be Thursday, October 3,2013, 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Grace Community Church, Salem, MO.

Survived by: husband Pastor Anzel Shoults.

Services will be Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at Grace Community Church in Salem. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Under direction of Fox Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.foxfh.net

A visitation for Arthur Leroy Smith, 86, West Plains, Missouri, will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith died 11:03 a.m., Friday, September 27, 2013 at NHC HealthCare. He was born May 13, 1927 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota the son of Fred Smith and Lucy Crittenden Smith. Mr. Smith was a veteran having served with the United States Navy and the South Dakota Army National Guard. Before his retirement, he was employed with General Motors, Fisher Body Department, Willow Springs, Illinois.

He is survived by two daughters, Lee Lang and Renee Smith; five grandchildren, Adam Lang, Bryce Lang, Crystal Miller, husband, Robert, Zachary Carrell and Chance Carrell; two great-grandchildren, Kaylie Blazek and Matthew Lang; and Randy Tschetter, Robert Tschetter and Raymond Tschetter, whom he helped raise.

His parents, wife, Joan, son, Martin Smith and one infant son, precede him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com

Suzanne D. Pitz, 51, of Eminence, passed away Saturday, September 28 in Eminence.

Funeral services will be 1 PM Sunday, September 29 at Duncan Funeral Chapel, Eminence, with interment in the Bethany Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.

The family will receive their friends at 12 PM Sunday, September 29 at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence.

Arthur Bennett Haney, 85, son of Arthur and Stella (Castor) Haney was born December 9, 1927 in Eldorado, KS. He died September 27, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO.

He graduated from Houston High School in 1946 and served in the Army for 2 years.

He married Bonnie Adkison on March 18, 1951 and they shared 62 wonderful years together.

Bennett and Bonnie moved to the St. Louis area in 1963 and he worked for McDonald Douglas. Bennett retired from the United States Postal service in Chesterfield, MO in 1989. He and Bonnie returned to Houston and built their retirement home.

Bennett and Bonnie attended Houston First Christian Church for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Kermit Haney.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie of the home in Houston, MO, a nephew Rob Haney and wife Sandra, a niece Jeri Baker and husband Marty all of Houston, MO, a nephew Dewayne Green and wife Sharon of Waynesville, MO, and several great nephews and nieces.

Bennett enjoyed working on the computer researching family history; he loved sharing his genealogy finds with his family. Bennett loved his dogs and they loved him just as much!

Bennett is now enjoying the beauty of heaven, reunited with his loved ones that went on before him. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Cabool VFW Post #473. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Tuesday October 1, 2013 at Evans Funeral Home with services beginning at 2:00 P.M. with Don Elliott and Dan Peterka officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Graveside services for Ethel “Maxine” Freel, 81, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at Homeland Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Freel died at 6:51 a.m., Friday, September 27, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

She was born June 22, 1932, at Thomasville, Missouri, to William Thomas Parrott and Jocia Leeanna DePriest Parrott. On February 7, 1953, she was married at Hardy, Arkansas to Donald Freel.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Freel, of the family home; two children, Joyce Clarkson, husband, Mike and Rhonda Griffin, husband Barry, all of West Plains; three grandchildren, David Clarkson, wife, Jodee, Natalie Stock, husband, Bruce and Jonathan Griffin; four great-grandchildren, Alexis Clarkson, Jessie Stock, Jared Stock and Jennie Stock; two sisters, Betty Nelson, husband Bob, Laramie, Wyoming and Wanda Moore, Deland, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her parents, four sisters, Nellie Abney, Sallie Campbell, Carrie Becker and Jean Nickerson, four brothers, Francis, Everett, Joe, and Bill Parrott, and one son-in-law, Mitchell Bryan, precede her in death.

Mrs. Freel will lie in state from 4:00 until 9:00 p.m., Monday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Homeland or Bethlehem Cemeteries, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Paul Kenneth Morton, 80, of Mountain Home passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013, at his residence.

He was born April 1, 1933 in Hornell, New York to the late Evelyn Mae Edwards. Paul served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After his military service he worked as an R and D Machinist in California for 33 years. He was a member of the V.F.W. Ozark Post 3246 in Mountain Home. Paul loved and was an exceptional played of pool. He was preceded in death by his parents and his spouse, Pauline Morton.

Survivors include three sons, Gary Morton of Anaheim, California, Paul Morton of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and David Morton of Riverside, California; a daughter, Sharon Carr of Post Falls, Idaho; two sisters and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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

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

 

 

Thomas David Langenback, 49, of Evening Shade departed this life on Thursday, September 26 following a long illness.

Tom’s life centered around his family. He was a devoted husband and father. He was never happier than when spending time with his grandchildren. He was a freelance writer and also enjoyed photography, collecting odd music, and he enjoyed all things from the world of Star Trek.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David H. Langenback and Mary H. Anderson and his beloved Mom-in-law, Nancy Taylor. Left behind to celebrate his life are his wife Tami, daughters Wendi Langenback and Stayci Langenback and granddaughter Mollie E. Langenback, all of the home, daughter Nancy Hughes and husband Christopher and grandson Ein Hughes of Jacksonville, daughter Merilynn R. “Mollie” Shreffler and husband Andrew and grandson Michael Shreffler of Springfield, son David Langenback of Tulsa OK, brother Edward Langenback of Cherokee Village and sisters Holly Hawkins and husband Martin of Tulsa OK, Mary Langenback of Albuquerque NM, Wendy Abbeduto and husband Michael of Pryor OK, and a host of other relatives and friends.

In keeping with Tom’s wishes, the remains have been donated and no services will be held. Memorials may be made to the family at P.O. Box 277, Evening Shade AR, 72532, or to the charity of your choice.

Funeral Services for Jack Ledbetter, 82, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Brother Erman Croney officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray funeral expenses or can be made to the Union Grove Cemetery Fund, and can be left at the funeral home.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Funeral services for Christina Faye Collins, 66, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Collins died at 9:55 a.m., Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

She was born January 15, 1947, at Willow Springs, Missouri, to Dave Elick Collins and Aleatha Freida Mae Johnson Collins. On May 22, 1965, she was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Doyle Ray Collins, who preceded her in death on June 13, 2009. Mrs. Collins was a Christian and was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by eight children, Rodney Lynn Collins, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Allisa Christine Sisco, husband, Jim, West Plains, Missouri, Carmen Renae McCrone, husband, Jeff, Clearmont, Florida, Betty Lahoma Sweezer, husband, David, Mexico, Missouri, Freida Doylene Brott, significant other, Eric Dike, Bentonville, Arkansas, Steven Ray Collins, West Plains, Missouri, Alfred Matthew Collins, State of Tennessee and Bradley Aaron Collis, wife, Melissa, West Plains, Missouri; nineteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and two on the way; three sisters, Susan Adams, husband, Francis, Willow Springs, Missouri and Dorothy Collins, Willow Springs, Missouri and Merilyn Vermillion, Grove Springs, Missouri; one brother, Larry Collins, West Plains, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband and grandmother that raised her, Ada Marshall, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to charity of choice, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Mrs. Leata Louvelle (Willbanks) Crews, age 75 of Beulah,Mo passed away September 25,2013 at Phelps County Regional Medical Center,Rolla,Mo. Visitation will be Friday,September 27,2013, 6 P.M. to 8P.M. at Fox Funeral Home.

Survived by husband Gene, son Ivan Crews daughter Teresa Crews and mother Clemmie Willbanks.

Services will be Saturday,September 28, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at Fox Chapel. Interment will be in Beulah Cemetery. Under direction of Fox Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.foxfh.net