Archive for February, 2014
Dean grew up on a farm just outside of Houston, and attended school in Houston graduating from Houston High School in 1955.
He is preceded in death by his parents. He married Elaine Roderick in 1955 and to that union five children were born, they divorced in 1968. He married Carolyn Sillyman in 2010. Dean is survived by his wife Carolyn, his children; Robert Daniel and wife Veronica of Clemons, IA, Ronald Daniel of Marshalltown, IA, Randall Daniel and wife Kim of Beaman, IA, Patricia Bailey of Nashville, TN and Donald Daniel of Beaman, IA, nine grandchildren; Jennifer, Stephanie, Amy, Bryan, Cortney, Rebecka, Jason, Michael and James, and eight great-grandchildren, two brothers; Roy Daniel and wife Ella of Houston, MO and Jerry Daniel of Columbia, MO, two sisters; Marilyn Back and husband Dean of Cedar Park, TX and Delores Nevarez and husband Henry of Oceanside, CA, and Carolyn’s children; Steven Sillyman and wife Coleen of Grand Junction, IA, Darrell Sillyman and wife Deana and Brian Sillyman and wife Cindy all of Houston, MO, and numerous other family members who he loved very much.
Dean worked for Fisher Controls running a turret lathe for more than twenty years. He retired in 1996.
Dean’s first passion was farming, but he also loved to travel. He and Carolyn would jump in the car or the motorcycle and head to see the beautiful country. They visited many states. You could also find him and Carolyn at the Barn, dancing the night away. He was always looking to have a good time! Dean was quite the jokester, he had a gift to make people laugh and make them feel loved. He also was a wonderful cook and always enjoyed to have neighbors and friends come join them for a meal and fellowship.
He was a family man, he was happiest when he was spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren or friends. There will be a huge void in all the lives that he touched and the many that loved him.
The family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, in his honor, in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.
Visitation will be held Wednesday February 26, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at Evans Funeral Home with services beginning at 2:00 P.M. with Wesley Wallace officiating. Pallbearers are; Randall Daniel, Robert Daniel, Donald Daniel, Jason Baily, Bryan Daniel and Michael Daniel. Burial will be Thursday February 27, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. in Liscomb Cemetery, Liscomb, IA under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
Graveside services for Patricia Gullic, 72, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gullic died at 4:47 a.m., Friday, February 21, 2014, at Ozarks Medical Center.
She was born January 23, 1942, at Thayer, Missouri, to F. P. and Maude Elizabeth Ellis Hayes. On August 17, 1963, she was married at Mountain Home, Arkansas, to Tedd Morse “Teddy” Gullic, who preceded her in death on January 12, 2005. Patricia was humble, selfless and generous. She found great pleasure in simple things. She loved gardening. Patricia was an avid reader and really treasured the West Plains Public Library. She was a magnificent cook and enjoyed preparing large meals for her family and friends. The joy of her life was her family, who all dearly loved her and will greatly miss her. The most important thing in Patricia’s life was her faith. She accepted Christ when she was a teenager. Her favorite book was the Bible, which she read daily. She was especially fond of the Book of Psalms.
She is survived by three children, Stephen Gullic, wife, Kristin, David Gullic, wife Debbie and Mark Gullic; two grandchildren, A. J. Ward, wife Christina and Vaughan Ward; two great-grandchildren, William and Savannah; three sisters, Sue Miller, husband, Bob, Cheryl McGlynn, husband, John and Ann Strong, husband, David; two sisters-in-law, Jeanne Squires and Pam Harris; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, one brother, Doug Hayes and one niece Kathleen Miller, precede her in death.
Mrs. Gullic will lie in state from 3:00 p.m., Tuesday until Noon Wednesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon Bible Society or West Plains Public Library, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View. Memorial Service will be Tuesday February 25, 2014, 2:30 p.m. at Birch Tree Place.
Jo Lynn spent her early years in Walcott, Iowa. In 1968 she moved with her family to Southern California, where she attended Jr. High and High School in La Mirada and Buena Park. She married in 1974 and by this union had two children, Bobbie Jo and Christopher Shea. She came to live in Mountain View in 1996. Jo Lynn was a Certified Nursing Assistant at Birch Tree Place and previously worked at Mountain View Heathcare. Jo Lynn loved her work taking care of the residents and considered them as a second family. She enjoyed cooking big family dinners, being outdoors, camping at the river, music and NASCAR. Jo Lynn will be greatly missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her father and son, Christopher Shea.
Jo Lynn is survived by her daughter Bobbie Jo Bissett and two grandchildren Justine and Brianna, La Mirada CA; her mother, Jeanne, and step father, Norman Schauer, of Mountain View, MO; three brothers, Danny Lovewell (Marlaina) Lancaster, CA, Rick L Lovewell, Mountain View, MO and Martin Lovewell (Wanda), Lake St Louis, MO; one sister, Peggy Schmitz (Kurt) Mountain View, MO; two step brothers, Clayton Schauer (Mary), Fargo, ND and Lee Schauer (Billi), Fargo ND; four step sisters, Cheryl McLeod (Terry), Fargo, ND, Carol Moberg (Rodney), Moorhead, MN, Lila Walden (Randy), Chino Hills, CA and Lorraine Coughlin (Steve), West Palm Beach, FL; many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and her extended family, the residents, co-workers and staff at Birch Tree Place.
Joseph was born in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Joseph, Sr. and Elizabeth Wolf. Joseph excelled in sports, particularly football and baseball. He attended college at Central Missouri State where he met his wife, Shirley. They married a few months later on Christmas Eve and remained together for 66 years. Joseph became a high school math teacher after graduation and football coach for over 30 years, even after relocating his family to Costa Mesa, California in 1961. His passion remained with athletics. He went into coaching such high school sports as football, girl’s basketball and volleyball, a woman’s semi-pro volleyball team and men’s semi-pro football team, the California Razorbacks. In 1964, he became the Athletic Director when a new School, Estancia High School, was built in Costa Mesa. He continued to teach mathematics and driver’s education. Among all his interests, Joseph was still able to continue his education by receiving his Master’s Degree.
Joseph pursued his social interests as well with vitality and conviction. He started a summer youth sports camp, published a book, was a life guard and swimming instructor, and spent many happy hours with his family. After retirement in 1998, Joseph and Shirley went to Europe and traveled around the United States, then settled in Fallbrook, California until they returned to their roots in the Ozarks and purchased a log home in Gamaliel, Arkansas. Eventually all of his children joined them with their families. Since he wasn’t able to play his favorite sport, tennis, Joseph found a new interest in which to compete, bridge. He was very active in the Mountain Home Bridge House and the Van Mater Senior Center bridge club. His goal was to become a Master Bridge player but his Parkinsons did not permit him to reach that goal. Joseph remained contented at home with his wife and family around him. He led a very accomplished life, was the strength of his family, firm but loving, and made friends easily.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann; Two daughters, Debra Smith (George), Lori Rivas (Francisco); two sons Dana and Kim Wolf; one sister, Marie Ingolsby (James); three grandchildren, Tina Rivas, Stacy Pledger (Daniel), and Kristen Rivas; five great-grandchildren, Bryana Rivas, Alexis Michelle Rivas, Gabriel Rivas, Kaitlynn Rivas and Domanic Pledger.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel
Memorials may be made to the Estancia High School Athletic Department in Costa Mesa, California. 2323 Placentia Avenue, Costa Mesa, California 92627
The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Stowers died at 7:50 a.m., Thursday, February 20, 2014, at West Vue Nursing Center.
She was born February 4, 1931, at Twin Bridges, Missouri, to Odie Lee Croney and Eva Alberta Welch Croney. On May 9, 1950, she was married at Mountain Home, Arkansas, to Virgil Tetrick “Monk” Stowers, who preceded her in death on December 22, 2012; to their union six children were born. Mrs. Stowers enjoyed gardening, flowers, sewing and family gatherings. She especially enjoyed and loved her grandchildren. Mrs. Stowers was of the Church of God faith.
She is survived by four children, Glenda Collins, husband, Charles, West Plains, Missouri, Vurna White, husband, Dale, West Plains, Missouri, Vivian Stowers, special friend, John Miller, Willow Springs, Missouri and Virgil “Linn” Stowers, West Plains, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; two daughters–in-law, Kay Woods, husband, Harold, West Plains, Missouri and Judy Stowers, Mountain Grove, Missouri; two sisters, Eunice Flowers, McLouth, Kansas and Ruby Warren, husband, Verl, Ava, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, two sons, James Lee Stowers and Charles Ray Stowers, one grandson, Jamie Stowers, daughter-in-law, Lora Stowers, three brothers, Buck Croney, Bill Croney and James Croney and four sisters, Thelma Croney, Joan Croney, Hazel Gordon and Helen Drumright, 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 Blanche Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Funeral services for Sandra Marie Adams, 72, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday at Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Sandra Marie Adams was born on December 27, 1941, at Willow Springs, Missouri. She was the youngest child of Earl F. “Arky” Anderson and Lana Marie Voltz. Sandy graduated from Willow Springs High School with the Class of 1959, where she proudly cheered for the Willow Springs Bears and played clarinet in the band. After graduation, Sandy went on to attend college at Southwest Missouri State in Springfield, where she met John Adams, who soon became the love of her life. John and Sandy were married on April 14, 1961, in Willow Springs, Missouri, and spent fifty-three happy years together.
As a young married couple, John and Sandy established Turkey Track Ranch at Twin Bridges in Douglas County, Missouri, where they raised black angus cattle, showed horses, and had three children together. While her children were growing up, Sandy enjoyed being their number one fan, and always supported their involvement in many activities. When her children left home and had families of their own, Sandy enjoyed traveling with John, playing golf, adding to her extensive arrow head collection, and spoiling their granddaughters.
Sandy was a very outgoing person who loved to meet new people, and who was always ready to welcome friends into her home or help someone in need. Her love for God was strong, and she was quick to share her faith with others. Sandy was a proud member of Calvary General Baptist Church of West Plains, and was also a member of Eastern Star at Pilot Knob Lodge.
After a lengthy illness, Sandy passed away on February 19, 2014, while surrounded by her family. She was much loved, and will be missed by many.
Sandy is survived by her husband, John; three children, Jimalee James of Willow Springs, Missouri, and husband Matt, Bill Adams of West Plains, Missouri, and wife Suzanne, Tori Forsberg of Davenport, Iowa, and husband Scott; three granddaughters, Megan James, Lindsey James and Briana Adams; one sister, Donna Amyx of Pensacola, Florida; five nieces and nephews, Cheryl Amyx, Kim Amyx, Michael Anderson, Debra Duddridge, and Jeff Anderson; a brother-in-law, Byron Adams, a sister-in-law, Donna Kay Smith, and numerous friends, including longtime, childhood friend, Sharon Gaston.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday at Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Willow Springs Scholarship Club, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister and two daughters.
She is survived by a daughter Kay Northup of Chesterfield, MO, a son Vern Hines, Jr. of Godfrey, IL, and a daughter Pat Halverson of Mtn. Home, Arkansas; five grandchildren, two sisters, Betty Best of Mtn. View, MO and Wilma Burger of Tulsa, Oklahoma, one brother Kenneth Lay of Houston, MO.
Jean graduated from Summersville High School in 1942.
She married Vern Hines on September 18, 1945 and they had five children. Jean worked as a machinist in finishing operations until the age of 86. In 2008 Jean was chosen as the Outstanding Older Worker of Missouri. She represented the state of Missouri at the Experience Works Prime Time Awards in Washington D.C. in September of 2008.
She enjoyed having her tomatoes, cucumbers and assorted flowers in her backyard. Jean was an outstanding St. Louis Cardinal’s baseball fan.
She will be greatly missed.
Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.
No visitation will be held. Services will be at 12:00 noon on Saturday February 22, 2014 at Evans Funeral Home with Bro. Don Elliott officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction Evans Funeral Home.
He was born in a dug-out near Lamar, Colorado, where his father was homesteading. They moved to Grand Junction, Colorado when he was five years old.
Gerald is preceded in death by his wife of fifty-seven wonderful years; he often told that she was the love of his life. He was a rancher and enjoyed trapping, fishing and life to its fullest.
He leaves a daughter, Patsy Wilson Gentry and husband Dave, West Plains, Missouri, a son, Jack Wilson and wife, Toni, Priest River, Idaho, a sister Lois Maurine Kimmel, Grand Junction, Colorado, nine grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family honors Gerald’s wishes to be cremated and returned to his beloved mountains in Colorado.
The family would like to thank Dr. John McCormack and the staff at West Vue Nursing Center for their professional and loving care. Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Visitation will be held Thursday February 20, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Evans Funeral Home with services beginning at 11:00 A.M. with Wesley Wallace officiating. Pallbearers are; Donald Dillman, Dennis Newkirk, Carl Barnes, Jr., AJ Cabanes and Byron Kruse. Honorary Pallbearer is Michael Miller. Burial will be in Boone Creek Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
Bernice’s father passed away three years later with Tuberculosis leaving her mother as a single woman to make her way in the world while raising a daughter. Being a member of the Eastern Star, Bernice’s mother was able to place her in a Masonic Orphanage for several years. Bernice’s mother married again approximately three years later taking Bernice home to live having a baby sister born twelve years later and then baby brother 15 years later and with her mother having an extreme arthritic condition Bernice helped raise her brother and sister.
Later on in life Bernice had been ask by a young man to meet him at a party and so to get to the party she had to take several buses to reach her destination. She had borrowed a dress and felt after arriving at the party that her dress was probably not as appropriate and nice as the other dresses being worn. Well,, the young man never showed up and so while she and other girls were waiting for the bus for their return home a young gentleman named Oscar pulled up and ask if he could give her a ride home. She accepted and rode home in a beautiful now vintage car with isinglass windows with curtains. She apologized for her dress and he told her “I like the face, the dress could be changed!” This was the beginning of a long and lasting relationship with the marriage of Bernice Helen Mueller and Oscar Friedrich Mueller on April 28, 1933.
Oscar and Bernice lived with his parents above his parents’ Hardware and Electrical Business in St. Louis, Missouri later on purchasing a beautiful little home of their own at 5510 Sutherland Avenue in St. Louis. Bernice worked in a piston factory for awhile and with Oscar being an Electrical Engineer he began his own Electrical business with Bernice now a fulltime bookkeeper for the next nineteen years.
In November 1950 driving a ¾ ton 1949 Chevrolet Oscar approached the Wabash train crossing, and with the glare of the sun shining very brightly on his windshield, slowed down but did not stop. The train hit his truck, being dragging it 190 feet. This was the beginning of a very long and difficult time for Bernice and her husband. Bernice never left his side at the hospital and brought him home in a full body cast. She was a very devoted wife and full time nurse.
Knowing they would not be able to continue with their business they sold their home in St. Louis and on March 28, 1952 closed the purchase of 440 acres of land in Texas County, Missouri. After several years of dairy farming they decided to down size, sold most of the land, purchased a new pickup with camper and began a beautiful life of travelling the United States which included driving to Alaska. What a couple they were! Oscar and Bernice also enjoyed fishing and warm weather so began travelling south for the winters to either Florida or Texas making many friends while there and meeting again the next year.
They took many many pictures and would present a slide showing after travels. If you have ever been to view these beautiful pictures, then you will know also what a very beautiful and loving lady would be greeting you at the door with a big bear hug and a lovely and fragrant aroma of freshly baked molasses cookies coming from the kitchen.
In 2003 Bernice fell while putting up a light bulb on their front porch breaking her pelvic bone and being in the hospital and then nursing home to heal in Houston, Missouri. Oscar being 99 years of age finally consented to enter the nursing home with Bernice so they could be together once again. Due to a decline of health, Oscar passed away two weeks later.
In time Bernice was able to leave the nursing home. She was encouraged by her long time friend Doris from Springfield, Missouri to come up and check out retirement living facilities. With the search for independent living Bernice settled into The Cambridge at 2900 South Jefferson, Springfield, Missouri and lived until her passing February 17, 2014. Bernice and Oscar and Doris and her husband had met on one of their camping trips south and continued to be friends until this day.
Bernice has enjoyed nine years of living at The Cambridge Independent Living. The Cambridge has offered a wonderful life of friendship and activities with Bernice acquiring title of the Bingo Queen and also known for her pink horn on her walker. The horn was given to her on her 99th birthday by Dennis Newkick. In her recent last two years she has had to have a little extra help but rewarded with meeting many wonderful health care helpers but especially one known as “Her Angel”, Tinnia and Bernice took to one another right off and began a very special relationship. It was no surprise to find these two indulging in conversation and perhaps admitting to indulging their favorite junk foods. Tinnia, Thank You for giving Bernice your love, your time and care and making her last years so happy!
Bernice has also been blessed with many many loving caretakers and two very special caretakers, her doctor, Dr. Salinas and Assistant, Amanda. Bernice and Dr. Salinas had a most blessed relationship and with his care and compassion assisted Bernice in having a very long and wonderful quality of life in her latter years. Dr. Salinas would take her hands in his and say “Now Bernice, I’m telling you these things because I love you and want you to continue to have a long and wonderful life”. She would then put both of her hands on his cheeks and say, “Yes Doctor, whatever you Say”, with a beautiful smile.
While living in Raymondville, Missouri, long time friends Andy Lee and Mary Johnson and their three girls would enjoy many slide show evenings with Bernice and Oscar. With Bernice moving to Springfield in 2004 and one of the girls, Cece, moving to Springfield in 2003, they were to spend many wonderful days together along with Cece’s husband Don. Bernice claimed Cece as her granddaughter. Bernice, Don and Cece went on many outings, just to mention a few, holiday dinners with Cece’s children and families, church, Ryan’s, and a much requested movie event “The War Horse” at the age of 101 years old. Bernice and Cece also enjoyed shopping, ice cream sundaes, talking for hours even if it was on the phone until 11:00 at night! They knew they could call each other any time of the day or night. While Don was in Iraq working, he had appointed Cece to purchase a bright red convertible sports car for him and so being, with the top down, Bernice totally looking like a beautiful movie star, with her sunglasses and scarf, they set off making one of the first maiden voyages of the bright red 6 speed sports car,, a little bumpy at first with Cece trying to drive a 6 speed, but lots of fun! There would also be times at Don and Cece’s watching a good movie, making cookies, visiting with Cece’s grandchildren. Cece would warn her that sometimes it would be a little wild with many children and grandchildren holidays and Bernice would say “Let’s Go For It!”. In our holiday trivial pursuit games, Bernice’s answers were always very well valued!
She was a devoted Christian. She was saved and baptized very early in life. She was a member of the First and Calvary Presbyterian Church in Springfield, MO.
Bernice loved horses and expressed she would love to see the Lipizzaner Stallions and so She and Cece attended the last showing of the Lipizzaner’s in Springfield with Bernice being the most Enthusiastic fan attending.
After returning from Iraq Don began part-time maintenance work at The Cambridge where Bernice lived. She absolutely Loved making all the others jealous with lots of kisses and hugs with Don. In living at the Cambridge Bernice no longer needed to cook her own meals and went completely awol from using a kitchen, therefore, what most people use as an oven, Bernice used to store lots of cookies and candy! She would also fill her refrigerator with candy bars for Don that she earned from playing Bingo.
And now, this will bring us to a time of confession as to what happened to Don’s candy bars when they were not so plentiful. On a recent Halloween Tinnia took her beautiful little granddaughter, Cloe (pronounced Clo) to see Bernice in her apartment. Cloe was a little shy and was not expected to take right up with Bernice,, little Cloe, dressed as a lady bug went right up to Bernice, putting her little hand in Bernice’s. She said lady bugs were nice and Bernice ask her if lady bugs fly. Cloe told Bernice she could not fly and so Bernice took her little arms and made them act like she was flying, so she now knew how to fly. From then on whenever Bernice won candy bars at Bingo she would give them to Tinnia for Cloe.
Being an avid reader and fond of libraries, after acquiring a large picture of a leopard, she donated it to the Springfield Library Center on Campbell and it is on display in the Children’s Library Department.
Bernice has left behind many many dear friends, a brother, Edward Borman also known as Buddy to Bernice, his wife Janet, of Alabama, niece Anne Borman-Nadler and family of St. Louis, Missouri, niece Beth Menah and family of Florida, nephew Keith Borman of California, and niece Melinda Borman and children of St. Louis, Missouri. Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Mueller, her parents, one sister Eunice Borman and one nephew Michael Borman, husband of Melinda Borman.
A Wonderful message from Melinda Borman says it All,, “What a sweet, special person she was and such a blessing to all who knew her. She certainly lived a long, full life. But we know that Bee has gone on to a better place and I’m sure there was quite a greeting committee waiting there for one of her special Aunt Bee bear hugs!” of which we All Knew so Well.
The family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Raymondville Community Crossroads Church, in her honor, in lieu of floral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.
Mrs. Peters died at 4:10 p.m., Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Hospice House of the Ozarks, Mountain Home, Arkansas.
She was born July 9, 1944, at Marshall, Arkansas, to Charles K. Williams and Nora J. Middleton Williams. On January 7, 1961, she was married at Harriett, Arkansas, to Archie William Peters. She had worked at Baxter Lab until her retirement. Mrs. Peters attended the House of Prayer, Tecumseh, Missouri.
She is survived by her husband, Archie Peters, of the family home; three children, Jason Peters, wife, Brittany, Tauna Jewell and Dranda Lawing, all of Caulfield, Missouri; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Kenard Williams, West Plains, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, one daughter, Tarri Denise Peters, three sisters and two brothers, precede her in death.
Mrs. Peters will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Thursday Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the White Oak Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at ww.robertsondrago.com.