Kenneth Stroder, age 82, of Salem, Missouri passed away July 8, 2014.
Visitation will be 9-11 a.m., Friday, July 11, 2014 at Fox Chapel. Service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2014 at Fox Chapel. Interment will be in Boone Creek Cemetery.
All services are under the direction of Fox Funeral Home, Licking.
John Robert Ackerly, 68, of Thayer, MO. passed away July 9, 2014 at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, MO. John was born Nov. 15, 1945 in Newport RI. He was the son of John and Geraldine (Monis) Ackerly. John was a Industrial Chemical Engineer.
He is survived by his wife Kate Ackerly of the home and a son Michael Sean Ackerly of Washington DC.
There are no arrangements at this for a service, under the direction of Wortham Funeral Home of Highland, AR.
A farewell to this world for Wanda Bridges, 83, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bridges went to the Kingdom of God for her eternal life of youth, health and glory on July 5, 2014. She was extremely happy, pain free and peaceful in her last days with her family. She was sound asleep in her home when the Lord brought her to Heaven. The Holy Spirit comforted and cradled her as she was going through her transition to eternal life.
She was born January 18, 1931, her 83 years of physical life where many have been touched by her humor, zest for life and her fighting spirit.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Bridges whom she celebrated 63 years of marriage on April 28th; also survived by her daughter, Cathy “Blondie” Bridges, grandson Peter Bridges and his family, wife Samantha, great-granddaughters, Jaclyn 13, Katlyn 18, Ashlyn 23 and great-great-granddaughter, Mikala, 3; granddaughter, Brandy Bridges Parker, great-granddaughters, Elizabeth 14, Macy 20, Shealy 22 and great-great-granddaughter, Amilia, 2 and granddaughter, Danielle all of New Iberia, Louisiana; her sister and brother-in-law, Pat and John Arnold of Carmi, Illinois; nieces, Teresa of Illinois, Linda of Oklahoma City, Alicia of Wichita; nephews, Randy and Mike of Illinois, Rodney of New Orleans, Larry, Dennis and Randy of Florida.
Final resting place will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery at Olden, Missouri, where her body will be placed with her son Terry, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Amos and Ruby Bridges and many family members that have gone before her.
The family will be celebrating her life with friends and family from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
She was an avid gardener and loved all of nature; however her thoughts were that flowers and plants belonged in the ground; therefore, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Mt. Zion Cemetery where she spent many hours clearing grass from family headstones and was always so happy when the grass was freshly cut. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Her spirit will live on through us all. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Funeral services for Curtis Daniel Killinger, 31, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Killinger died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Cox South Medical Center, Springfield, Missouri.
He was born October 20, 1982, at Springfield, Missouri, to Thomas Richard “Tom” Killinger and Shirley J. Lenardi Killinger. On October 15, 2011, he was married at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, to Danielle Stoops. He worked at Donahue Roofing and previously at Ozarks Medical Center. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, was active in sports. Curtis loved to hunt, fish, play cards, golf, music and guitar. He adored his niece and nephew. He was a kind hearted gentle soul and was a joy to be around. Curtis had made his wishes known to his family to be an organ donor. Mr. Killinger had attended Pomona Assembly of God Church.
He is survived by his wife, Danielle Killinger, of the family home; parents, Tom and Shirley Killinger, West Plains, Missouri; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tim and Trish Stoops, West Plains, Missouri; two brothers, Luke Killinger, wife, Chrystal and their children, Addison and John, Springfield, Missouri and Zak Killinger, West Plains, Missouri; brother-in-law, Ethan Stoops, West Plains, Missouri, grandmother-in-law, Mary Stanley “Nana”, Pomona, Missouri; one aunt, Carol Lenardi, West Plains, Missouri; one uncle, Tony Lenardi, wife, Paula; and cousins, Frank, Anthony and Michael Lenardi.
His grandparents precede him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Evergreen 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.
Mrs. Wells died at 5:55 p.m., Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Hospice of the Ozarks, Mountain Home, Arkansas.
She was born October 11, 1936, at Caulfield, Missouri, to James Raymond “Ray J.” Harper and Mary “Elsie” Lawing Harper. She attended the schools of Oak Grove and West Plains High School and on March 12, 1955, was married at West Plains, Missouri, to J. T. Wells. She worked at International Shoe Company, Baxter Lab, was a waitress and retired from Cloud 9 Ranch after many years. Mrs. Wells enjoyed her family and treasured the time she spent with them. Adele was a member of the Bakersfield Church of Christ for many years. She was a wonderful lady that enjoyed life and loved to smile and laugh. J. T. was the love of her life. She was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband, J. T. Wells, of the family home; three children, Ronnie J. Wells, wife, Susan, Ronda K. Ledbetter, husband, Joe, all of West Plains, Missouri and Billy R. Wells, wife, Kellie, Bakersfield, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Dustin W. Ledbetter, wife, Brandi, Ashley D. Cotter, husband, Greg, John R. Wells, Kassi J. Dupler, husband, Bo, Gretchen J. Noon, husband, Jeff, Taylor L. Wells and Caleb W. Wells; eight great-grandchildren, Adie and Layne Dupler, Ellie Wells, Eli and Eden Cotter, Reece and Heidi Ledbetter, Libby Noon and one on the way; four sisters, Lenora Frazier, Dora, Missouri, Sue Lair, husband, Jerry, Jeannie Morris, husband, Steve and Sharon Moore, husband, David, all of West Plains, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Lois Harper and Jackie Wells, both of West Plains, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Betty Meeks and Verlene Halford.
Her parents, one brother, Glen F. Harper, one sister, Kay Rhine, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Flossie Wells and three brothers-in-law, Truman H. Wells, Dallas Frazier and Ray Rhine, precede her in death.
Mrs. Wells will lie in state from 4:00 p.m., Wednesday until service time at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Fowler Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Fowler Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Funeral services for Pauline Wilbanks, 93, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 11, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Wilbanks died at 12:30 a.m., Sunday, July 6, 2014, at West Vue Nursing Center.
She was born November 18, 1920, at Willow Springs, Missouri, to Monroe Wood and Mary Viola Kiser Wood. On May 16, 1940, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to George A. Wilbanks, who preceded her in death on March 23, 1963. Mrs. Wilbanks worked as a sales clerk at a department store in Mountain View, Missouri and later worked at Missouri Home Care. She was a life time member of the VFW Auxiliary. Mrs. Wilbanks enjoyed quilting; having recently placed in a quilt show at West Vue Nursing Center. She loved to travel and was a St. Louis Cardinal fan. She also loved animals and was a supporter of the Humane Society. There were five generations in her family; her family was her life and she especially enjoyed time spent with grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Wilbanks was a member of the Pomona Christian Church.
She is survived by two children, Connie Perkins, husband, Harry D., West Plains, West Plains, Missouri and Margaret “Marge” Bond, Palmyra, Missouri; four grandchildren, Kent Perkins, West Plains, Missouri, Kelly Kranawetter, Jackson, Missouri, Paul Eric Bond, wife, Carrie, Palmyra, Missouri and Michael Bond, wife, Jody, Bakersfield, Missouri; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Agnes Brixey, West Plains, Missouri, special friend, Carol Gore; and several nieces and nephews, including three special nieces, Anita, Pat and Barbara.
Her parents, husband, son-in-law, Paul Bond, three brothers and four sisters, precede her in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or West Plains Regional Animal Shelter, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Royal Howard Barber, age 91, of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, passed away July 5, 2014 at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas. He was born March 20, 1923 in Toledo, Ohio to Howard Royal Barber and Salma “Seitz”. He was a supervisor of Stationary Engineers at the Toledo Board of Education and was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church of Cherokee Village, a life member of the American Legion, Cherokee Village Men’s Golf Association, and retired from the Volunteer Fire Department. Royal was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy as a 3 class fire control.
Funeral services will begin Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village, Arkansas, with Brian Pummill officiating. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Donna Barber and five sisters.
Survivors include his wife Maryann Barber of the home, four sons, Royal Barber Jr. and wife Pam of Toledo, Ohio, Wayne Barber of Fresno, California, Gary Barber and wife Shirlee of Florida, Scott Barber and wife Robin of Ohio, one daughter, Kay Ide and husband Jerry of Virginia, Step Children, Matthew Wisniewski and wife Maria of Illinois, Joann Colwell of Cherokee Village, Joyce Ramsdell and husband Robin of Cherokee Village, two brothers, Jerry Barber and Bob Barber, 16 Grandchildren, 7 Step Grandchildren, 18 Great Grandchildren, 3 Step Great Grandchildren, 2 Great-Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Anneliese Conzelman Betge passed away July 3, 2014 at West Vue Nursing Home, West Plains, Missouri.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.
Body will lie in state at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, from Monday, July 7, 2014 until time of service.
Florence “Lois” Larson age 96 of Ash Flat, Arkansas passed away July 5, 2014 at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born February 14, 1918 at Spartanburg, South Carolina. She was retired from the Federal Civil Service. Lois was very active in her church and the TOPS program, she was a loving wife and mother and a member of the Peace Lutheran Church of Cherokee Village.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one infant son, one daughter Dr. Pauline Delozier and one brother.
She is survived by her husband Melvin Larson of the Fountain Place in Cherokee Village, Arkansas, one son Marshall Larson of Phoenix, Arizona, one daughter Margurite Campbell and husband Jim of Arlington, Virginia, two brothers Early Hartley and Daniel Hartley, eight grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Graveside services will begin Tuesday July 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery located in Highland, Arkansas. All arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland.
No Visitation is planned.
Graveside services for Bernice Pauline (Walsh) Gibson, 86, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gibson died 5:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at West Vue Nursing Center. She was born October 29, 1927 to the late John J. Walsh and Ida M. Grable Walsh in Mitchell, Nebraska. Bernice was married to Glen Robert Gibson in Torrington, Wyoming on April 15, 1950. To their union were born three children, Cecil Robert, Arthur William and Mary Annell Gibson
Bernice and Glen moved from Wyoming to Colorado, where they lived for several years before moving the family to Alton, Missouri in the late 60′s. Bernice worked at the Alton Bank for many years until her retirement. She and Glen enjoyed their many friends in Alton. After her retirement, Bernice and Glen moved to Mansfield where she enjoyed volunteering at the Library, many friends and their daily walks to the Post Office before moving to West Plains in 2007.
Bernice is preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, her husband, Glen Robert Gibson, her daughter, Mary Annell Sippy, and her son, Arthur William Gibson.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Jennifer Miller, husband, Christopher, Eric Gibson, wife, Emily, all of West Plains, Marcus Sippy, Dallas, Texas, David Sippy and Deidra Sippy, both of Tulsa, Oklahoma; her great-grandchildren, Samuel and Hanna Miller and Jack Gibson; son, Cecil Robert Gibson; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Gibson; son-in-law, Mark Sippy; numerous nieces, nephews and friends; and her special family at West Vue.
Mrs. Gibson will lie in state from 4:00 p.m., Saturday, July 5th until noon, Sunday, July 6th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be express at www.robertsondrago.com