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Archive for December, 2013

Lorraine Anne Walter, 90 of Cherokee Village, Arkansas died on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas.

Born Tuesday, March 20, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Albert Anderson and the late Hazel Hausehalter.

A memorial service will be held Friday December 27th at 2:00pm at Wortham Oak Hill Chapel. Under the direction of Wortham Funeral Home of Highland.

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

Jack L Norrish, 78 of Cherokee Village, Arkansas died on Monday, December 23, 2013, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas.

Born Sunday, March 24, 1935 in Springdale, Ohio, he was the son of the late Peter Norrish and the late Myra (Bible) Norrish. Jack retired a Manager of General Motors. And a Army Veteran. He was a member of Cherokee Village Lutheran Church ELCA.

Survived by his wife Joan Norrish of the home, a son, Joey Hardison of Cherokee Village, AR, daughters, Dawn (Jearald) Webb of Lexington, KY, Natalie (Paul) Baisch of Batavia, IL and Debbie Hardison of Lumbart, IL, brother, Dennis Norrish, sisters, Carolyn (Duane) Kehring and Dian VanNest; 11 grand children Richard, Ryan, Rachel, Nikole, Samatha, Michael, Stephanie, Amanda, Anthony, Ellie and Danille; 2 great grand children, Carson and Riley.

A Memorial service will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday at Cherokee Village Lutheran Church ELCA. Memorial contributions may be sent to Cherokee Village Lutheran Church ELCA Cherokee Village, AR 72529Alzheimers AssociationParkview Medical Center Little Rock, AR 72205. Arrangments under the direction of Wortham Funeral Home of Highland.

Funeral services for John Thornton Pliler, 83, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 30, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Pliler died at 12:38 a.m., Thursday, December 26, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born January 19, 1930, at West Plains, Missouri, to Joe Pliler and Eliza Collins Pliler. On March 21, 1953, he was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Rava Jones. Mr. Pliler was a veteran, having served in the United States Army. Before his retirement he worked at Cloud Oak Flooring. Mr. Pliler was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Rava “Ruedeen” Pliler, of the family home; one daughter, Evonne Andrews, West Plains, Missouri; one grandson, Scott Andrews, West Plains, Missouri; two sisters, Betty Holland, husband, Ronald, Willow Springs, Missouri and Carolyn Sue Lambe, husband, Gary, Pomona, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His parents, one sister, Audrey McGuire and one son-in-law, Kenny Andrews, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m., Sunday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ozarks Medical Center Shaw Cancer Treatment Center, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date for Jacklyn Jean Day, 55, West Plains, Missouri.

Mrs. Day died at 7:02 a.m., Saturday, December 21, 2013, at her home.

She was born March 22, 1958, in Callaway County, Missouri, to Jack Bridges and Billie Browning Temple. She was married to Steve Day, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Day was of the Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by two children, Billy Bridges, wife, Angelique and Malcolm Bridges, wife, Rebecca, all of West Plains, Missouri; six grandchildren, Logan, Isabel, Solana, Savannah, Malcolm II and Jackson; one great-grandchild, Miyah; four brothers, Kelly Bridges, Dave Bridges, Marvin Temple and Bill Temple; two sisters, Shannon Bridges and Melissa Medina; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her parents and husband, precede her in death.

Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Funeral services for Lorene Moore, 97, Pottersville, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 28, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Moore died at 4:28 a.m., Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at NHC Healthcare.

She was born August 13, 1916 in Arkansas to Lee Neal. She was married to Roy Moore, who preceded her in death in 1974. Mrs. Moore was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by five children, Virginia May, Pottersville, Missouri, Vonida Mounce, Brownwood, Texas, Carolyn Pyle, Rockford, Illinois, Molly Williams, Rockford, Illinois and Ralph Moore, State of Arkansas; ten grandchildren, thirty-five great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents, husband and three sons, James, Pete and Harold Moore, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ledbetter Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ledbetter Cemetery or NHC Healthcare Resident Fund, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Lula Mae (Sechrest) Cooper was born in Turtle, Missouri on May 9, 1933 to George Washington Sechrest and Ida (Williams) Sechrest. Lula departed this life on December 22, 2013 at Mercy St. Francis Hospital, Mountain View, Missouri, at the age of 80 years.

Visitation will be Thursday December 26, 2013, 9:30a.m. at Yarber Mortuary. Funeral Services will be Thursday December 26, 2013, 10:00a.m. at Yarber Mortuary, with interment on Thursday December 26, 2013 at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Lula was married to Robert Pittman in 1953. They had one daughter, Rhonda. After this marriage ended, Lula later married Murrel Cooper on March 11, 1958. They had one daughter, Kathy, who grew up and married Bruce Kolbe, whom they loved as a son.

Lula and Murrel were married 49 years. Murrel preceded her in death in 2008. Lula is also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Gilbert and Levi; and one sister, Freda Rosetta Sechrest.

Lula is survived by two daughters, Rhonda (Pittman) Bradshaw and Kathy (Cooper) Kolbe and one brother, Leslie Sechrest, all of Birch Tree; one granddaughter, Kerri (Kolbe) Vermillion (Audy); two grandsons, Timothy Bradshaw (Priscilla) of Summersville and Daniel Bradshaw (Jami) of Birch Tree; six great grandchildren, Gabe, Dalton, Evan, Shelby, Kian, and Jessica.

Lula’s greatest fear was to have to go into a nursing home. Her daughters, Rhonda and Kathy, kept their promise to their mama and she was able to stay home surrounded with love.

When Lula was a girl, her first love was horses. She loved working the fields with her dad and riding horses. Lula loved making quilts and crochet work. Many beautiful quilts were created by her hands.

Lula will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved her. There will be an empty space in our hearts no one could fill.

Funeral services for Hugo Erhard “Bud” Johnson, 92, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 28, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson died at 12:55 a.m., Monday, December 23, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born February 10, 1921, at Duluth, Minnesota, to Karl Levi Johnson and Amy Matson Johnson. On April 21, 1943, he was married at Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, to Ruby Driscoll. He was a farmer and enjoyed fishing, making small crafts and lathe work. He loved telling stories to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Johnson was a member of Trinity Worship Center.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Johnson, of the family home; three children, Perry Dwayne Johnson, wife, Melva, West Plains, Missouri, Ronald L. Johnson, wife, Pamela, West Plains, Missouri and Karen Sloan, husband, Bob, Brandsville, Missouri; five grandchildren, Teena Skiles, husband, Joe, Auga Sloan, Eirik Sloan, Amy Johnson and Andrea Turner, husband, Justin; six great-grandchildren, Brooke, Alex, Courtney and Maisie Jo’ Skiles and Morgan and Perry D. “Hobie” Johnson, III; three nieces, Sarah, Carol and Hilda Jo’; one nephew, Carl III; and cousins Borje Jonasson of Learnod Fors Verland, Sweden and his daughter, Therese Jonasson of Stockholm, Sweden.

His parents, one grandson, Perry D. Johnson II, one brother, Carl Johnson, Jr., three infant triplet siblings and one niece, Dorothy Huff and husband Gordon, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., Saturday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon Bible Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Cletus Pete Giller, age 43, son of Earnest Otto and Betty Ann (Likes) Giller was born October 17, 1970 in Litchfield, IL. He passed away December 23, 2013 at his home in Licking, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his wife Tracy Giller of the home, one step-son Alexander J. Jackson of Jerseyville, IL, one daughter Earnestina A. Giller of Licking, MO; two sisters, Louella Mantor of IL, and Virginia Giller Cook of Deridder, LA, and a host of nieces, nephews and many other family and friends.

Cletus grew up in Illinois. He married Tracy Lynn Hentrich on April 9, 1997.

Cletus and Tracy moved to Missouri to be near family and settled into the Licking community. He was member of the Licking First Baptist Church.

Cletus enjoyed fishing and playing pool. One of his favorite hobbies was collecting old antique model trucks. He also loved scrap hauling.

Cletus will be missed by all who knew and loved him best.

The family will hold a Memorial Service Friday Dec. 27th at 11 AM in the Licking First Baptist Church. Pastor Rob Lilly will officiate. In lieu of flowers the family requests Memorials to the Cletus Pete Giller Memorial Fund. Body was cremated under the direction of Evans Funeral Home, Houston, MO.

Mrs. Joyce Sisney, 97, of Mountain Grove passed away December 21 at her residence in Rolla.

Funeral services will be at 10 AM Thursday, December 26 at Craig-Hurtt CHapel in Mountain Grove. Visitation will be from 9-10 AM Thursday, December 26 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mineral Springs Cemetery in Cassville.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Wright County Children’s Home and can be left at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.

Lucille Virginnia Bice, 82 of Cherokee Village, Arkansas died on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at her home in Cherokee Village, Arkansas.

Born Thursday, September 10, 1931 in Sullivan, Missouri. She was the daughter of James and Mary Ava (Pruitt) Cain.

Survived by her daughter, Tammy Twomey of Cherokee Village, AR. Son/grandson Nathan Twomwy of Cherokee Village a sister Deloris Ford of Jonesboro, AR. 10 Grandchildren and 20 Great Grandchildren.

Lucille was preced in death by her parents, her Husband A.D. Bice, daughters Brenda, Debbie Connie, Marsha Bice, Jine Labee, Jeanette Penix and Sharon Nanny, sons Randy, Steven and a Baby Boy. Sister Joann Kious, brothers Frank Cain and Francis Dobbs.

Lucilles wish was to have her body donated to Medical Education & Research Institute (Genes), Memphis, TN.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday December 31 at 2:00pm. in Wortham Oak Hill Chapel. Under the direction of Wortham Funeral Home of Highland. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.worthamfuneralhome.net