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Archive for November, 2013

Funeral services for Carl Edward “Eddie” Morgan, 59, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 22, 2013, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Morgan went to be with his Savior at 11:30 a.m., Monday, November 18, 2013, at his home.

He was born May 27, 1954, at West Plains, Missouri, to Carl O. Morgan and Martha Mae Yocham Morgan Weaver. Carl received his education in the schools of West Plains, Missouri, and graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1973. He met his soul mate, friend and lifelong companion, Rose Thompson at the age of thirteen; Carl and Rose were married August 3, 1973, at West Plains, Missouri and from this union, two children were born, son Michael H. Morgan and daughter Rhaquinda C. Morgan Guy. Carl retired from the City of West Plains after working for twenty-eight years as an equipment operator. He was a volunteer fire fighter for seventeen years, serving with the Howell Rural and lastly with the Pumpkin Center Fire Department. He loved the sport of racing and enjoyed working at the West Plains Motor Speedway. Carl was a big racing fan and for twelve years he competed in demolition derbies. He enjoyed the outdoors and working on his yard. Doing volunteer jobs was a thrill for him. He never met a stranger and made many friends by helping others. His biggest pride came from his grandchildren and just living life. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Morgan, of the family home; two children, Rhaquinda C. Guy, husband, Bradley, West Plains, Missouri and Michael H. Morgan, wife, Belinda, Mountain Grove, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Rena Morgan, Jesse Morgan, Dakota Morgan, Wyatt Morgan, Carlena Morgan, Dustin Tiger, Dakota Tiger and Brooklyn Guy; one sister, Shirley Collins, husband, Vern, West Plains, Missouri; step-father, Walter “Buck” Weaver; three brothers-in-law, Eddie Wake, Dennis Thompson, wife, Leslie and Ed Denny, wife, Donna; one sister-in-law, Doris Moss, husband, D.L.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

His parents, two brothers, Michael Joe Morgan and Timothy N. Morgan, one sister, Paula Kay Wake, his grandparents, William James and Alice Mindy Collins Yocham and Clarence Morgan, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Henry and Marvie Thompson, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Roberta Mae Smith, 77, of Mountain View, Missouri departed this life on November 17, 2013 at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains, Missouri. She was born October 27, 1936 in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Lester and Annabel (Bonebrake) Schick.

Graveside services will be Friday November 22, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at Veterans Cemetery, Mountain View, MO

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and three grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Robin Gower of Poplar Bluff, MO, Rick L. Daniel of Davenport, IA, Rhoda Foster and husband, Robert, of Willow Springs, MO, and LeAnn Trevino and husband, Steve, of Muscatine, IA; 13 grandchildren, Josey, Stephen, Jade, Victoria, Cari, Stephanie, Kimmy, Christine, Mario, Trevor, Amanda, Patrick, and Joseph; 10 great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Roberta was a member of United Methodist Church in Mountain View, where she served on the building committee during the construction of the new church. She educated herself as a “lay preacher” and demonstrated her love for the Lord by encouraging others.

At a young age, Roberta was an accomplished Girl Scout Cadet. She was crowned “Miss Corn Husker” in Davenport. She was also a powder puff race car driver.

Roberta proudly served her country in the United States Air Force.

Roberta experienced many occupations in her lifetime. She was a postal carrier, establishment owner, real estate agent, hair stylist, Mary Kay consultant, and a rose cross breeder. She also served in many civic organizations including Optimist Club, Jaycees, AMVETS, VFW, Women’s Auxiliary, Moose, Eagles, Elks and Pennsylvania Order of Blue Star.

Roberta also found time to volunteer at Mercy-St. Francis Hospital and helped to open the St. Francis Thrift Store. She was an accomplished bowler with the International Women’s Bowling League. She was also a member of the “Gourmet Club”. She had a love of cooking and baking.

Roberta loved her family unconditionally. She will be greatly missed.

Graveside services for Loretta Faye Daugherty, 76, Caulfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 21, 2013, at Elijah Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Daugherty died at 5:55 a.m., Sunday, November 17, 2013, at her home.

She was born October 19, 1937, at Elijah, Missouri, to Emery and Wilma Tinker O’Dell. On January 19, 1957, she was married at Tupelo, Mississippi, to Paul Ray Daugherty, who preceded her in death on October 3, 1992. She was a mother and grandmother and enjoyed playing games with the kids. She was of the Church of Christ faith.

She is survived by three children, Kim Ray Daugherty, wife, Joan, Myrtle, Missouri, Sheri Lynn Smith, husband, Gailen, Eolia, Missouri and Paula Denise McGuff, husband, Shrimp, Bunker, Missouri; ten grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Larry O’Dell, Hemett, California and Richard O’Dell, Elijah, Missorui; one sister, Bettye Watkins, Springfield, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband and one brother, Bob O’Dell, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Elijah Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Jean (Bratton) Hensley, 66, Pottersville, Missouri, died at 2:08 a.m., Sunday, November 17, 2013, at her home.

She was born September 26, 1947, at Brookland, Arkansas, to Harold Bratton and Jannie Frankie Elizabeth Lewis Bratton Robinson. She loved her family and was a great person that would help anyone in need. Jean attended the First Missionary Baptist Church of Pottersville, Missouri.

She is survived by one brother, Joe Arnold, wife, Phyllis; four sisters, Joyce Young, husband, Thomas, Johnnie Minge, Dawn Pate, husband, David and Kim Wilson, husband, Steve; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, and one brother, Mickey Arnold, precede her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Missionary Baptist Church of Pottersville or Three Rivers Hospice, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Celebration of life services for Jacquetia Hammond Guffey, 82, West Plains, Mo., will be held November 22, 2013, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 5:30 p.m. and services at 6:30 p.m., with Pastor Ron Kelly, officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Ms. Guffey died November 15, 2013 at West Vue Nursing Home, West Plains.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Calm Cemetery Fund and can be left at Carter Funeral Home, Inc. West Plains.

Funeral services for Colleen Grace Shrable, 66, Salem, Arkansas will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains, Missouri.

Mrs. Shrable entered into eternal rest at 12:30 a.m., Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Hospice of the Ozarks, Mountain Home, Arkansas. Colleen was born September 5, 1947 in San Diego, California the daughter of Grace Elizabeth DeLarm. Colleen attended the Bakersfield School prior to marrying Don Shrable with whom she raised four boys on their farm near Bakersfield, Missouri.

Colleen loved sharing God’s Word and her faith in Christ having accepted the Lord at an early age. Colleen enjoyed studying the Bible, singing gospel songs, cooking, garage sales, fishing, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Grace Elizabeth DeLarm Stanley.

Colleen is survived by her four children, Kelly, wife, Betty, of Viola, Arkansas, Dustin, wife, Janica of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Troy, wife, Tammy of South Fork, Missouri and Mark, wife, Charla, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; her brother, Patrick Cullen, wife, Mable, Springfield, Missouri, sister, Tanalia Cope and husband, Jim, Pekin, Illinois; her grandchildren, Kirby, Abby and Kody Shrable of Viola, Arkansas, Michala and Mykenzie Shrable of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Zachary and Brandi Shrable of West Plains, Missouri, Alec, Grant and Cooper Shrable of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; and many nieces nephews and other relatives.

Her family finds peace in knowing she will spend eternity with our Lord. She is always loved and will be forever missed.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 19th at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bakersfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Ray Switzer, 76, a resident of Maryville, Illinois passed away Thursday, November 14, 2013, at his residence.

He was born October 25, 1937, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Raymond Earl, II and Loretta Switzer. Ray was a veteran of the United States Navy. After his military service Ray worked and retired from SIU in 1986 and worked for Senator Sam for 20 years. He married Avis Janette Watson on February 24, 1994. He was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Edwardsville, Illinois. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother, Marie; a brother, Bill Switzer; a sister, Loretta Switzer; a brother-in-law, Amos Watson; a mother-in-law, Helen and step-father-in-law, Bud Conner.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Janette Switzer of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Raymond Earl and Lynn Switzer of Troy, Illinois and Chris Switzer of Edwardsville, Illinois; two steps-sons and a step-daughter-in-law, Mark D. Crabtree (Dawn) of Granite City, Illinois and James Allen (Kris) Crabtree of Glen Carbon, Illinois; two sisters, Barbara and Dorothy, both of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; a sister-in-law, Jane Huddleston of Hardy, Arkansas; a brother-in-law, Bill Watson (Mary) of Wilsonville, Missouri; a granddaughter, Lisa Switzer of Troy, Illinois; two step-great grandchildren, Emmaleigh and Gregory Scott.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the Barry-Wilson Funeral Home in Maryville, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718,

Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Geraldine “Jeri” F. (McNulty) Johnson, age 74 of Highland, Arkansas passed away Friday, November 15, 2013 at the Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Funeral Services will begin Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Tri-County Funeral Home Chapel with Johnny Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the Baker Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, November 18, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Tri-County Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers are Austin Mansfield, Quentin Mansfield, Larry Hall, Matthew Brink, Buddy Walker, and Jade Lowder. All arrangements are by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Arkansas.

She was born July 2, 1939 in De Soto, Missouri to John Errol and Irene Ada (Pierce) Williams. She was a shoe cobbler and a member of the First Baptist Church of Hardy, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Marjorie Louise McClain and Betty Ann Walker. Survivors include her husband Jim Johnson of the home; two sons, Steven McNulty and wife Chris of Highland, Arkansas and Rusty D. McNulty of Highland, Arkansas; one daughter, Vicki N. Mansfield of Mountain Home, Arkansas; five Grandchildren, Samantha McNulty, Tabitha McNulty, Alyssa McNulty, Austin Mansfield, and Quentin Mansfield; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Rufus Rhine, 92, Pomona, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 18, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Rhine died at 11:48 p.m., Thursday, November 14, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born October 5, 1921, at Bakersfield, Missouri, to Bert Rhine and Anna McFarland Rhine. He was married to Ruby Bolden, who preceded him in death on April 3, 1978. He was an auto mechanic. Mr. Rhine was of the Pentecostal faith.

He is survived by one daughter, Jackie Rhine, Pomona, Missouri; one granddaughter, Dawn Coats, husband, David; four great-grandchildren, Dakota, Kiawa, Sequoyah and Montana Coats; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, wife, one son, Ronnie Rhine, three sisters and five brothers, precede him in death.

Interment will be in the Hagy Cemetery, Dexter, Missouri at 2:30 p.m., Monday. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Graveside services for James Paul McKee, 85, Brixey, Missouri, will be held at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, November 17, 2013, at Ledbetter Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. McKee died at 7:15 p.m., Thursday, November 14, 2013, at his home.

He was born July 13, 1928, at West Plains, Missouri, to Harry McKee and Earnestine Summers McKee. On October 14, 1950, he was married at Salem, Arkansas to Ellen “Marie” Fox. He worked in the sawmill industry and was a mule skinner. Mr. McKee was a Christian and a Presbyterian.

He is survived by his wife, Marie McKee; six children, Keith McKee, Brixey, Missouri, Kelly Ray McKee, Crider, Missouri, Kevin McKee, wife Carol, Crider, Missouri, Kerry McKee, wife, Alice, Brixey, Missouri, Jo Ellen McKee, State of Mississippi and Joyce Ledbetter, West Plains, Missouri; nineteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Don McKee, wife, Anita, Wichita, Kansas; one sister, Elsie Croney, Mountain Home; several nieces and nephews; and Biscuit, his horse.

His parents, one son, James “Kenneth” McKee, one daughter, Pamela Sue McKee, one brother, Harry Joe McKee and one sister, Maxine Collins, precede him in death.

Mr. McKee will lie in state from 3:00 p.m., Saturday, until 1:00 p.m., Sunday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Ledbetter Cemetery or the Family, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.