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A memorial service will be held at a later date for William Lee VenDouris, 76, West Plains, Missouri.

Mr. VenDouris died at 3:40 a.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born December 25, 1938, at South Gate, California, to William F. and Miriam VenDouris.  He was married to Sue McLoughlin.  Bill enjoyed woodworking, fishing and camping.

He is survived by his wife, Sue VenDouris, of the family home; one daughter, Nancy Allen and her children, Austin and Amber; one step-son, Eric Runyon, wife, Stephanie and their children, Samantha and Chelsea; all of San Diego, California; one sister, Gladys Anderson, West Plains, Missouri; sister-in-law, Carol McLoughlin; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jill and Frank Mydler; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Neil and Joan McLoughlin; and many nieces and nephews.

His parents and one son, William VenDouris, precede him in death.

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

Graveside services for Edna Virginia Vaughan, 87, Huntsville, Alabama, formerly of Caulfield, Missouri, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Big Springs (Bly) Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Vaughan died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at her home.

She was born November 17, 1927, in Howell County, Missouri, to James William Marshall and Minnie Idelle Callahan Marshall.  On March 13, 1945, she was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Charles B. Vaughan, who preceded her in death February 24, 1994.  Mrs. Vaughan was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, flowers, and feeding birds, especially hummingbirds.

She is survived by two children, Donna Ryan, husband, John,  Huntsville, Alabama and Larry Vaughan, wife, Angela, New Orleans, Louisiana; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Preston Marshall, wife, Pauline, Caulfield, Missouri; one sister, Betty Lou Sparks; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, two brothers, Paul and Junior Marshall and three sisters, Orene Pausman, Mary Sue Bean Brown and Marie Marshall, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m., until 12:00 Noon at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.   Memorial Contributions may be made to Big Springs (Bly) Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Mary H. Morrison, 89, West Plains, Missouri died May 13, 2015 at Brooke Haven HealthCare in West Plains.

Graveside services for Mary H. Morrison, 89, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 15, 2015, at Smith Chapel Cemetery with Brother Halbert Smith officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fairhaven Children’s Home or Paragould’s Children’s Home and can be left at Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.
Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery, Gainesville, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains

Memorial Services for Mrs. Marlene Paulene Collins, age 83, of Geneva, Ohio will be held Saturday, May 16, at 11:00 AM at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville with Rev. James Bradford officiating.

Visitation for Mrs. Marlene Paulene Collins will be held at Bradford Funeral Home Saturday, May 16 from 10 AM to service time at 11 AM.

Burial will be at Big Creek Cemetery Cemetery near Yukon under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

Funeral services for Illa Faye Hicks, 80, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 15, 2015, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hicks died at 8:55 a.m., May 11, 2015, at Ozarks Medical Center.

She was born August 20, 1934, in the State of Arkansas, to Hubert Franklin Shannon and Mary Etta Pendergrass Shannon.  She was married to Marvin Elwood Mize, who preceded her in death on October 26, 1964.  On October 7, 1970, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Glenn Hicks, who preceded her in death on May 15, 1997.  Mrs. Hicks was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and was of the Pentecostal faith.

She is survived by six children, Ronnie Mize, Linda Roberts, husband, Mike, Tereasa Murray, husband, David, Rick Mize, wife, Paula, Mary Thompson, husband, Dan and Leasia Driscoll; thirteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold Shannon, wife, Anna Faye; one sister, Lucille Summers, husband, Bud; many nieces and nephews; and special friend, Gary Hoover.

Her parents, husbands, one great-grandchild, Kaleb and one sister, Mary Christine Howard, precede her in death.

Mrs. Hicks will lie in state from 5:00 p.m. Thursday until service time on Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Hammond Mill Bible Camp or VFW Auxiliary and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Funeral services for Hazel Fern Owens, 76, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Pastor Mike Heston officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ball Cemetery and can be left at Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Visitation will be held one hour before the service, May 16, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in Ball Cemetery, Ozark County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Opal Frost, 78, of Theodosia, MO passed away on May 12, 2015 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born on February 21, 1937 in Dugginsville, MO, the daughter of Pate and Alma (Beasley) Friend.

Opal graduated from Gainesville High School with the class of 1956. She was united in marriage to Joe Don Frost on December 3, 1956 in Gainesville. Opal’s life revolved around her family, cherishing every moment with them. She was the glue that held us together. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren with all her heart, always putting them first. She loved unconditionally and unselfishly.

Opal worked side by side with her husband, Joe Don, on the family farm. She spent countless hours sitting outside watching their farm animals and children playing. She loved life and continued to fight no matter what she had to endure to continue living. Mom is a true example of loving life!! Opal was a Christian and had accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior.

She was preceded in death by her parents Pate and Alma Friend. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Joe Frost of Theodosia, MO; three children: Teri Frost of Theodosia, Brad Frost of Theodosia, and Lisa Russell and spouse Tom of Hartville, MO; four grandchildren: Jeremy Cockrum and spouse Melissa, Amanda Gilliland, Tyler Russell and Bailee Russell; four great grandchildren: Taylor, Tori, Vincent and Titan; her sister Beulah Satterfield and spouse Merle; niece Karen Livingston and spouse Doug; and nephew Roger Satterfield and spouse Kimberly.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015 in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home chapel, Gainesville, MO with Jimmy Kyle officiating. Burial will be in the Lutie Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday afternoon from 2 p.m. to service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lutie Cemetery. Arrangements are by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, MO.

Graveside services for Ronald Lee Collins, 53, Pomona, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Oak Grove Cemetery, also known as Buff Cemetery, Pomona, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Collins died at 8:00 a.m., Friday, May 8, 2015, at his home.

He was born February 10, 1962, at Siloam Springs, Missouri, to Everett Collins and Flora “Adline” Thompson Collins. He worked as a mechanic and loved to hunt and fish.  Later in life he found a love for woodworking and became an avid wood carver.

He is survived by three children, Jennifer Bunting, Branson, Missouri, Stacy Madden, husband, Aubrey, Anchorage, Alaska and Preston Collins, wife, Lacey, Cabool, Missouri; six grandchildren, Cameron Bunting, Josie Hutchinson, Jakob, Lyndsie and Brayden Madden and Joel Collins; six brothers; three sisters; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

His parents, one infant granddaughter, Rylee Collins, four brothers, Keith, Kelly, Edward “Randy” and Robert Collins, three sisters, Carolyn Moffitt, Mildred Harmon and Ann Turnbull, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, at Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Memorial Contributions may be made to any charity of choice and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Funeral services for Melvin Heinrich, 82, Caulfield, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Heinrich died at 11:00 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2015, at his home.

He was born August 8, 1932, at Hocomo, Missouri, to Lowell Emmitt Heinrich and Lottie Downing Heinrich.  Mr. Heinrich was a veteran, having served as a Corporal with the United States Army Signal Corps during the Korean War.  On November 28, 1959, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Argie Lou Meeks.  Mr. Heinrich retired from Baxter Lab and was a cattle farmer.  Melvin was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved spending time with his family, working on the family farm, fishing, flea markets and salvaging old junk.  He always had a smile and a story to tell anyone.  Mr. Heinrich was a member of the Church of Christ and attended Free Union Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Argie Heinrich, of the family home; one son, Chris Runion, wife, Twyla, Mountain Home, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Scott Runion, wife, Nikki, Brittany Runion, fiancé, Jeremy Helms, Katrina Runion and Mikeala Runion; two step-grandchildren, Emalee and Marlee Brashear; three sisters, Zelma Inman, husband, Bill, Loriane Painter, husband, Clayton and Doris Brown; one brother-in-law, Tom Meeks; and one sister-in-law, Betty Meeks.

His parents, one infant brother and one brother-in-law, Harold Meeks, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Amy Cemetery.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Paragould Children’s Home and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.

Funeral services for Texas Cunningham Dryden, 83, Branson, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dryden died at 10:25 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2015, at her home.

She was born April 20, 1932, at Perryton, Texas, to Frank and Mavis Boren Cunningham.  On March 17, 1951, she was married at Greenview, Texas, to Robert Lee “Bob” Dryden, who preceded her in death on January 16, 1998.  They were the proud parents of three children:  Texas Gail, Nancy Kay and Robert Lee, Jr.  Texas and Bob were longtime residents of West Plains, Missouri, moving there in 1962 and were members of the First United Methodist Church.  Texas retired from Walmart after a twenty-three year career.  She was truly a groundbreaker, as she became only the third female assistant manager in the entire Walmart Corporation.  Later in life, Texas became very interested in photography and genealogy and made contact and friends with many previously unknown and now not-so-distant relatives.

She is survived by her children, Texas Gail Raymond, husband, Lee, Chugiak, Alaska, Nancy Kay Dryden, Branson, Missouri and son, Robert Lee Dryden, Jr., wife, Laurie, Republic, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Stacey Balmer-Brown, husband, Curtis, Ames, Iowa; Kristi Buhler, husband, Steven, Eagle River, Alaska, Wesley Breeden, wife, Jackie, Broomfield, Colorado, Lindsey Breeden, Branson, Missouri, Aaron Raymond, Eagle River, Alaska, Kris Dryden, Bella Vista, Arkansas and Emily Dryden, Republic, Missouri; six great-grandchildren, Andrew, Chelsea, Jonathan, Jaxson, Kellen and Abigail Texas; and many other very special family members and friends.

Her husband, father and step-mother, Frank and Edna Teetot Cunningham, her mother and step-father, JC and Mavis Mason, and one brother, Richard Cunningham, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at Wednesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Wayland Baptist University and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.