Visitation services for Laura Jeanette Huff, 53, West Plains, Missouri, will be held from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 11, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Huff died at 5:00 a.m., Saturday, October 4, 2014, at Cox South, Springfield, Missouri.
She was born April 26, 1961, at Chicago, Illinois, to Leonard Burch and Jean Freeston Burch. She was married in 1988 at Viola, Arkansas, to Kenneth Charles Huff. Mrs. Huff worked in medical records at Ozarks Medical Center. She was a loving wife, caring mother and cherished daughter. She excelled at making handcrafted items and making people happy and was a good overall person.
She is survived by her husband, Ken Huff, of the family home; one daughter, Courtney Collins, West Plains, Missouri; one grandson, Toby; and four sisters, Linda Webb, Debra Purol, Vivian Burch and Paula May.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Mr. York died at 5:17p.m., Saturday, October 4, 2014, at Mercy St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.
He was born April 27, 1965, at Des Plains, Illinois, to K. A. York and Jeannie Kenslow York. On May 18, 1984, he was married at Lanton, Missouri, to Patty Thomas. Mr. York was employed with Brad Guffey Motors. He loved his family, kids, grandkids, enjoyed riding his motorcycle and hunting. Randy always put others first.
He is survived by his wife, Patty York, of the family home; three children, Jennifer Gunter, husband, Eugene, West Plains, Missouri, Dylan York, significant other, Whitney Atwell, West Plains, Missouri and Shane York, of the family home; three grandchildren, Kaebrynn Gunter, Bryleigh York and Kreed Gunter; his father, K.A. York, Lanton, Missouri; three brothers, Rick York, wife, Vanessa, Ryan York and Jason York, all of West Plains; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Larry and Dana Thomas, West Plains; two brothers-in-law, Micheal Thomas and Daniel Thomas; one sister-in-law, Crystie Thomas; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
His mother, Jeannie York, precedes him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Dripping Springs Cemetery. 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.
Mr. Koelling died at 6:13 p.m., Sunday, October 5, 2014, at Cox South, Springfield, Missouri.
He was born June 22, 1946, at Ephrata, Washington, to Glen Koelling and Dorothy Schrag Koelling. He graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1964. He enjoyed farming and collected baseball cards.
He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Koelling; one sister, Gladys Ball, husband, Kenneth, West Plains, Missouri; one nephew, Gary Hensley, Jr., wife, Rachel, O’Fallon, Missouri; great-nephew and great-niece, Emmett and Evelyn; and many cousins and friends.
His father precedes him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m., Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.
Burial was private. Arrangements are by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, MO.
Glen was a long time resident of Port Huron, MI before moving to Gainesville, MO. Glen enjoyed spending time tinkering in the garage, as well as the outdoors. He loved spending time with his dog “Lil Bit”.
Glen is survived by his children Cheryl Joslin of Fort Gratiot, MI, Glen Charles Joslin Jr. of Fort Gratiot, MI, Kenneth Joslin and wife Dawn of Gainesville, MO, Gregory M. Joslin of Lansing, MI and James Joslin and wife Kari of Port Huron, MI; thirteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brother Kenneth Joslin and wife Barb of Ruby, MI; and sister Louise Joslin of Clyde, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Robert Ivan “Bobby” Joslin.
Elizabeth Howard, 69 years, passed away on October 2, 2014 at Rocky Ridge Manor in Mansfield, MO.
Burial for Elizabeth will be in the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, CA by her husband, Tom Howard. Services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO.
Elizabeth was born May 1, 1945 in Texas and her father was Jimmy Wade. She was a resident of the Ava community since 2007 moving from Bakersfield, CA. She grew up in Arkansas and she was employed as a housekeeper.
Elizabeth was married to Thomas Michael Howard and he preceded her in death in 2003.
Elizabeth was a Christian and had attended the Church of God Emmanuel in Ava. She enjoyed drawing and taking care of her husband until his death.
Elizabeth is survived by her cousins.
Funeral services for Billie will be Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, 10:00 a.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO with burial in the Bragg Cemetery on K Highway just west of Ava. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Officiating will be Pastor Robert Roberts.
Billie was born March 17, 1935 in Ava, MO to Chalmer and Floy (Frazier) Privett. She graduated from Heppner High School in Heppner, Oregon. She also attended two years of college at Eastern Oregon Community College, Lagrande, OR. Billie lived most of her life in the Ava community.
On September 10, 1956, Billie and Leon Taber were united in marriage and to this union four children were born.
Billie worked as a Sales Clerk at Ava Wal Mart for several years. She also was the best Homemaker!
She was a Christian and a member of the Walnut Grove General Baptist Church in Ava and the Ava American Legion Auxillary Unit #112. She enjoyed volunteering, sewing, bowling, and most of all taking care of all her grand and great grandchildren.
Billie was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Joe Privett.
Billie is survived by her husband, Leon Taber, Ava, MO, four children, Jo Ellen “Jodi” Ingino, Ava, MO, Brenda Rear and husband, Bill, Springfield, MO, Keith Taber and wife, Karen, Bloomington, IL and Cindy Bradshaw and husband, Ted , Norwood, MO, eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one sister, June Brown, Newport, OR, one brother, John Privett, Yumatilla, WA, many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Assoc.
Funeral services for Joseph Wilson, 55, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Reverend Dennis McGinley officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.
Memorial contribuions may be made to the family to help with their son, Zacheriah Wilson’s college fund.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.
He was born March 25, 1949, in Elgin, Illinois to the late Lee Melvin and Delores Ann (Betts) Ritt. Greg served in the United States Army. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Ritt.
Survivors include two sons, William Ritt of Michigan and Joseph Ritt of Virginia; three daughters, Wanda Batdorf of Washington, Johanna Anderson of Peten, Guatemala and Cheyenne Ritt of Hawaii and a sister-in-law, Wilma Ritt of Howard’s Ridge, Missouri.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., October 10, 2014, at the Howard’s Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.conner-hankinsfuneralhome.com.
Beaulah Mashburn, 92, of Gainesville, MO passed away on October 4, 2014 at the Gainesville Healthcare Center. She was born on May 10, 1922 in rural Ozark County, MO, the daughter of Callie and Myrtle (Brown) Mahan.
Funeral services for Beaulah will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home chapel in Gainesville, MO with Jim Hillhouse officiating. Burial will be in the Lutie Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday afternoon from 1 p.m. to service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to: Lutie Cemetery, Hicks Cemetery or Smith Graham Cemetery and can be left at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, MO.
Beaulah was a life-long resident of Ozark County. She worked for many years at the Shirt Factory in Gassville, AR and later worked for several different restaurants in the Theodosia area. She loved gardening and raising flowers, especially her roses and irises. She enjoyed tending to cattle and working around the farm and she was always ready to help anyone in need. Beaulah was a terrific cook. She loved to make chocolate and fried pies, and in the fall her specialty was sweet potato pie. She was the true definition of a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.
Beaulah is survived by one sister Jean Hillhouse and one brother Bill Mahan. Other survivors include her grandchildren Darrin Clayton and wife Cecilia, Shelly Clayton and Shanna Clayton; her daughter-in-law Donna Clayton of Theodosia, MO; great grandchildren Cally, Kyle and wife Darian, Ashley and husband Justin, Shelby, Laurence, Justin, Nathan and Louis; and great-great grandchildren Devon, Dustin, Logan, Rylee, Maddie, Nevaeh and Audrey; five nephews and one niece.
She was preceded in death by her parents Callie and Myrtle Mahan; two husbands Hillis Clayton and Tilford Mashburn; two sons H.D. and Harlin Clayton; one sister Aline Clayton and one grandson Dennie Clayton.
Dean Sandberg, 81, of Cherokee Village, Ark., passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at his home. He was born in Minneapolis, Minn. on May 1, 1933, to Ed and Olga Jepsen Sandberg. Dean was a chemical pipe designer.
Services will be held by the family at a later date. Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Survivors include his wife Charlotte of the home; sons Kirk and Orin; daughters Teri, Valerie, and Debbie; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.