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A funeral service for Ethel K. Bender of Mendota, Illinois, will be 11:00 am, Friday, March 20, 2015 at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Jim Keyes officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until time of service.

Ethel passed away March 16, 2015, in Mendota, Illinois at the age of 97. She was born October 19, 1917, in Bloomingdale, Illinois, the daughter of William and Amanda Leiseberg Kroeger. She married Allen Bender on September 6, 1939, in Bloomingdale, Illinois and was a school custodian, grocery store cashier and homemaker. Ethel lived in Gamaliel, Arkansas for over 30 years before moving to Mountain Home and then back to Illinois in 2011, to be near family. She was a former member of the One-O-One Presbyterian Church and enjoyed quilting, solitaire, the lake and spending time with her family.

Ethel is survived by her son, John A. Bender of Wheaton, IL; daughter, Beverly B. Scharlau (Donald) of Utica, Illinois; three granddaughters, four great-grandchildren and a niece and nephew who will all treasure their special quilts.

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

Burial will be in the Kirby’s Tucker Memorial Cemetery, Mountain Home, Arkansas

Memorials may be made to One-O-One Presbyterian Church or the ALS Association.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at

Memorial Services for Robert “Cliff” Johnson, 83, of Flippin, AR will be 11AM Saturday March 21, 2015, at First Baptist Church of Bull Shoals, AR with Pastor Jerry Backus officiating. Cliff died March 16, 2015.

Cliff was born December 14, 1931, at Milwaukee, WI to William and Margaret Knepley Johnson. He married Shirley Treen on August 31, 1957 at Jefferson, OH. Cliff was a Director of Maintenance supervising janitorial staff and building and construction. His employees saw him as bigger than life. Cliff was an outdoor man who loved to fish, hunt and snowmobile. He was a diehard Packer’s fan.

Cliff is survived by wife Shirley of Flippin, AR; daughter, Lauren Kowalski of Wausau, WI; sister, Lorraine David (Bill) of Largo, FL; two grandchildren, Justin and Jordan and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Kirby & Family Funeral & Cremation Services. Visit our online guestbook /obituary at

Funeral services for Blanch Marie Sukow, 88, of Bartlesville, OK will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Smith Chapel Church of Christ north of Gainesville, MO. Burial will be in the Smith Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening, March 20th from 6-7 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home chapel, Gainesville, MO.

Mrs. Sukow passed away on March 18, 2015 at Bartlesville Health & Rehab in Bartlesville, OK. She was born on September 30, 1926 in Zanoni, MO the daughter of Sigel and Carrie (Newton) Smith. On April 1, 1950 she was united in marriage to Fent Sukow.

Samuel Lynn Creagor, 57, of Cabool, Missouri departed this life on March 15, 2015 in Howell County. He was born September 6, 1957 in Willow Springs, Missouri, the son of Clell and Reva Jane (Hagar) Creagor.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clell and Reva Creagor; brothers, John and Jerry Creagor; his grandparents, James and Vertie Creagor and Augustus and Alice Hagar.

Survivors include: a very special partner Dana Crader, Dreamma Wheeler of Willow Springs, their two sons Sam Creagor of Willow Springs and Daniel Creagor of Happy Valley, Oregon; one granddaughter, Makilah Creagor; brothers, Clifford and Bill Creagor of Vanzant; sisters, Betty Sparks and husband, Dallas, of Vanzant, Marie Beasley and husband, Roy Catlin of Houston, TX, Linda Creagor of Colorado, Ann Carson, Gloria Beasley of Conroe, TX; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Sam worked construction several years, building grain elevators with his brothers. He later moved back to Willow Springs, where he built a home and raised his family. He retired from L&R Industries of Cabool.

Sam was an outdoorsman at heart. He loved to fish and hunt. He also loved spending time with his family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Yarber Mortuary, Willow Springs with Pastor Joel Hinds officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Willow Springs. Condolences may be expressed at

Funeral services for Johnnie R. Sherrill, age 94, formally of Willow Springs will be held Friday March 20th at 2:00pm, at the Willow Funeral Home, located at 106 E. Third Street in Willow Springs with Pastor Ed Hamilton officiating.

A visitation will be held Friday from 1pm – 2pm prior to the commencement of the funeral service. Burial will immediately follow the service at the Willow Springs City Cemetery with military honors.

Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home. On line condolences may be made at

Graveside services for Robert Wayne Thompson, 69, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Thompson died at 6:54 p.m., Monday, March 16, 2015, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born November 27, 1945, at Olden, Missouri, to George Boone Thompson and Delilah Blanche Thompson.  Robert graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1964.  Mr. Thompson worked at DRS, formerly known as Southwest Truck Body for twenty-four years.  He was an avid horseman, was a member of the Missouri Fox Trotter Association and enjoyed playing pinochle.  Mr. Thompson was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by two brothers, Richard Thompson, wife, Brenda, West Plains and Norman Eugene Thompson, wife, Donna, Arlington, Texas; two sisters, Kathy Hollingshad, husband, Guy and Wanda Heselton, all of West Plains; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

His parents, one brother, George Alvin Thompson, and one brother-in-law, Alvin Heselton, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  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

Bobbi S. Fox, the daughter of the late Charles “Dewayne” Walker and Velma Katherine Perkins Walker, was born December 6, 1956 in West Plains, Missouri.  She entered into eternal rest March 14, 2015, at the age of fifty-eight years.

On August 1, 1981, she was married at Rover, Missouri, to Danny Fox.  Bobbi was a dedicated, compassionate nurse for almost twenty-five years, having graduated student of the year in 1991.  She enjoyed making flower arrangements, bargain shopping and was a published poet.  She loved her family and friends and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.  Bobbi was a member of the Church of Christ faith.

She is survived by her husband, Danny Fox, of the family home; one daughter, Danielle Fox Collins; seven grandchildren, Bricen Collins, Braden Collins, Brenton Collins, Noah LeVey, Aaliyah LeVey, Michael Woodard and Makenzie Woodard; three brothers, Mark Walker, wife, Mickey, Keith Walker and Danny Walker; lifelong best friend and sister-in-law, Rosalea Hensley; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; special friend and niece, Courtney Gale; and devoted friends, Sheila, Madalyn, Kelly, Pam and Linda.

Her parents and one daughter, Danae Fox Woodard, precede her in death.

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

A Celebration of Life for Linda Faye Sailor of Mountain Home, Arkansas, will be 11:00 am, Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Yellville Assembly of God Church.

Linda passed away March 16, 2015, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 60. She was born April 9, 1954, in Dyersburg, Tennessee, the daughter of Albert and Mary McMurray Patterson. She worked as a Financial Collector for Baxter Regional Medical Center and lived in Mountain Home for 30 years, moving from Memphis, Tennessee. She was a member of theYellville Assembly of God Church and enjoyed her granddaughter, church, pastor and people. She was a avid animal lover and Elvis fan.

Linda is survived by her, son, Jimi Witt of Eugene, OR; granddaughter, Samantha Jane Witt; two brothers, Ed (Sue) Patterson and Kenneth (Kathy) Patterson and one sister, Janie Asbridge.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dale Sailor and two sisters, Dottie Enders and Norma Enders.

Memorials may be made to Humane Society of North Central Arkansas.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at

Stanley Otto Johnson, 101, of Mountain Home, AR, passed away March 14, 2015, in Lake Geneva, WI.  Graveside services will be held at Irving Park Cemetery in Chicago, IL.  Stanley will be laid to rest next to his first wife of 39 years, Irma Bloch Johnson.

Stanley was born August 30, 1913, in Chicago, IL to Carl Oscar and Ida Christina Johnson. He was one of nine children.  Stanley was a machinist for Tempel Steel Co in Chicago and moved to Mountain Home in 1979 where he built his home and enjoyed gardening, boating, fishing, woodcarving & stamp collecting.

Stanley is survived by three daughters, Joyce Cogil of Lakeview, AR, Carol (Erwin) Kalweit of Lake Geneva, WI and Colleen (Monte) Tobin of Venice, Fl; six grandchildren, Bob Kalweit, Jim Kalweit, Kevin (Krysty) Kalweit, Tina (Brian) Behrens, Cindy Cogil (Oliver Baumann), and Kathy (Denny) Svejda and seven great-grandchildren, Max, Cole and Paige Behrens, Connor and Caden Kalweit and Sasha and Nikolai Baumann.  He was preceded in death by his parents; eight sibling and wives, Irma Bloch Johnson and Ella Bayer Johnson (married for 33 years).

Memorials may be made to Twin Lakes Baptist Church.  Visit our online guestbook and obituary at

Mrs. Iva Dixon, age 96, of Licking, MO, passed away March 17, 2015 at Houston, MO.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 9:00AM to 11:00 AM at Boone Creek Baptist Church. Service will be Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Boone Creek Baptist Church.

All arrangements under direction of Fox Funeral Home, Licking, MO.