Shirley was born in Kansas City, Missouri to the late McKinley O. and Maria Henrietta Wangeman. She and her late sister, Betty grew up during the war and the depression, helping those less fortunate with food and supplies. Always the young beauty, Shirley caught the eye of the star football player in her first year of college and they were married three months later. She and Joseph Wolf Jr. were married for 66 years till his passing on February 21, 2014.
Shirley is survived by her two daughters, Debra Smith (George), Lori Rivas (Francisco); two sons, Dana and Kim Wolf; three grandchildren, Tina Rivas, Stacy Pledger (Daniel), and Kristen Rivas and her five great-grandchildren, Bryana Rivas, Alexis Michelle Rivas, Gabriel Rivas, Kaitlynn Rivas and Domanic Pledger.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Maynard Bend Cemetery in Gamaliel, Arkansas under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.
The online guestbook and obituary are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.
A memorial service for Kristopher Lee Parker, 39, West Plains, Missouri, will be held from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m., Sunday, September 28, 2014, at the People’s Park, West Plains, Missouri.
Mr. Parker died at 3:27 p.m., Monday, September 22, 2014, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.
He was born June 23, 1975, on an Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Kenneth LeRoy Parker, Jr., and Katherine Stebbins Parker. He had worked as a saw operator at Timberland Pallet & Lumber. He loved cars and rebuilding engines.
He is survived by two children, Destiny Parker, West Plains and Austin James Parker, Caulfield, Missouri; his mother, Katherine Parker, West Plains; former wife, Debra Plachy, West Plains; one brother, Kelly Lee Parker, West Plains; and one sister, Kimberly Mencl, West Plains.
His father and one brother, Kenneth Parker, III precede him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Jimmy Lee Vernon, 48, of Sage, Arkansas was born October 29, 1965 in Osceola, Arkansas, the son of Charles Statler and Geraldine (Moore) Vernon. He departed this life on September 20, 2014 in Izard County, Arkansas.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 26, 2014 at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, MO with Pastor Abel Perez officiating. Interment will be in Oak Forest Cemetery, Birch Tree, MO under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View.
Jimmy graduated from high school in Lombard, Illinois. He was united in marriage to Kimberly Michelle Entenman on February 20, 1999 in Melbourne, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lester and Mary Moore, and Omar and Johnna Statler.
Survivors include his wife, Kimberly, of the home; children, Kimber Younger (Sidney) and Keiana Rippee, all of Thayer, MO; parents, Charles Statler and wife, Betty, Salem, AR and Geraldine Vernon, Horseshoe Bend, AR; siblings, David Vernon (Tammy), Melbourne, AR, Judy Vernon, Rockford, IL, Mary Ann Briley (Dale), Batesville, AR, Richard Statler (Tina), Blytheville, AR, Darlean McNair (Robert), Starkville, MS, and Kayle Riddler and Jessica Martin, both of Salem, AR; grandchildren, Kaicey, Ashlynn, Landen, Brooklynn, Trinaty, Kyleigh, and Branden; and special friends, Robert Hawkins, Leon Lane, Cliff Pounds, Allen Rippee, and Quinn.
Jimmy had attended Black Rock Fire Academy and was proud to be a Fire Department First Responder.
Jimmy was always busy working in his shop and thinking of things he could make for his family. He was a loving and giving man. He was always the first to make you laugh. He loved spending time with his family, but most of all, he loved to hear the laughter of his grandchildren. He was a funny person but was always able to give his children serious lectures on life. Anyone who met Jimmy left a friend. He will be missed by all and loved dearly forever.
Pauline Thompson, 76, of East Peoria, IL, passed away September 21 at her home.
Funeral services will be Sept. 25 at 11 AM at Craig-Hurtt Chapel in Mountain Grove. Visitation will be at 10 AM that day. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home of Mountain Grove.
Marie Farrow, 97, of Summersville, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 21 in Festus, MO
Funeral services will be Friday, Sept. 26 at 10 AM at First Christian Church of Summersville, with interment in the Summersville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Thursday, Sept. 25 at Duncan Funeral Chapel in Summersville.
Services are under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Summersville.
Kathryn Carr, 94, of Eminence, passed away Friday, Sept. 19 in Pacific, MO.
Graveside services will be at 1 PM Thursday, Sept. 25 at the New Eminence Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.
Freda L. Unger Ice, 100, of Cabool, passed away on Monday, September 15 at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston.
Visitation will be at 10 AM Friday, Sept. 19 at Cabool First Baptist Church, with services at 11 AM. Interment will be in the Cabool Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.
Betty Jo McClure, age 70, of Hardy, Arkansas went to be with or Lord Sunday night, September 21, 2014, at St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born December 5, 1943 in West Plains, MO. She was the daughter of the late Vernon Huett and the late Carrie Maguffe Huett.
Funeral service will be Wednesday at 2:00pm at Wortham Oak Hill Chapel. With interment following in Oaklawn Cemetery of Highland. The family will receive friend from 1:00pm till service time, with Brother Floyd Rikard officiating.
She is survived by her husband and best friend of nearly 50 years Royce McClure; son Johnny and his wife Martha McClure. granddaughter Maegan McClure and grandson Ian Robert McClure.
She was preceded in death by her two brothers Junior Ray and Robert Euell Huett. her parents and Grandparents that raised her Joseph Henry and Bessie Lee (Ladd) Maguffee.
Robert Jackson, a long time resident of Willow Springs, quietly passed away Sunday evening, September 21, 2014 from natural causes while at Willow Care Nursing Home in Willow Springs. Born November 3, 1932in Kansas City, KS to Joseph and Frances (Luallen) Jackson, he was 81 years old.
Robert lived most of his life in Mtn. View where he graduated from Mtn. View High School, class of 1950. It was then that Robert enlisted into the US Army, proudly serving his county until he was honorably discharged on May 31st, 1961. He then went to work for Corn Products Company as a millwright for approximately 37 years when he retired. Robert had many enjoyments in his life which included hunting, fishing, attending swap meets, and sitting on his porch with his beloved dog “Snowball.” It was also said that he loved to attend church and was a long time member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God. However, Robert’s greatest enjoyment was being with his family; especially, spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Roberta Jackson, and his brothers Noel and Russell Jackson.
He is survived by his children Debra Pulley (Virgil Vermillion) of Willow Springs and Bobby Jackson (Jenny) of Niangua, MO. He is further survived by his brothers George Jackson of Independence, MO; and Harry Jackson of Hartville, MO; his sister Roseann Allmon of Opallousas, LA; and four grandsons and one granddaughter. Ten great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews further survive.
Mrs. West died at 12:15 a.m., Monday, September 22, 2014, at NHC Healthcare.
She was born October 25, 1939, at Bemidji, Minnesota, to John “J.D.” Yoakum and Clara Lou Stump Yoakum. On April 22, 2000, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Kenneth West, who preceded her in death on May 30, 2008. Mrs. West was an associate at Wal-Mart. She loved gardening and fishing and was known by her family for her beautiful smile and uplifting spirit. Mrs. West was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by two children, Donnie Haynes, wife, Angee, West Plains, Missouri and Susie Thompson, husband, Jay, St. Louis, Missouri; five grandchildren, John Haynes, Michelle, Joyner, Chloe Yates, Jonah Thompson and Noah Thompson; four great-grandchildren, Ava, Allyssa, Adilee and Avery; and one sister, Darlene Fetrow, Olathe, Kansas.
Her parents, husband, one brother, Don Yoakum, one sister, Joyce Warren and daughter-in-law, Connie Haynes, precede him in death.
Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.