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Graveside services for Kathern Ann “Kathy” Foster, 64, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 20, 2015, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Foster died at 3:25 a.m., Sunday, March 15, 2015, at her home.

She was born May 13, 1950, at Stuart, Arkansas, to James Bryce Robinson and Lorine Smith Robinson.  On August 17, 1965, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Gary Foster.  Mrs. Foster was the owner and bookkeeper of Foster Drilling and Crown Truck Bed, Inc.  She enjoyed growing flowers and loved her work.  Mrs. Foster attended Faith Assembly of God Church and taught Children’s Church for thirty-three years.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Foster, of the family home; two children, Gary Randall Foster, wife, Jennifer and Rodney Glendall Foster, wife, Carol, all of West Plains; four grandchildren, Adam, Rhianna, London and Logan; four brothers, Bob Robinson, wife, Velma, Vernon Robinson, wife, Sharon, Johnny Robinson and Darrell Robinson, wife, Nancy; two sisters, Nina Johnson, husband, Daryl and Tina Barnett; several nieces and nephews; and many other family members.

Her parents precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon Bible Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Services for Dorothy Lamay Schumaker of Mountain Home, Arkansas, will be private.

Dorothy passed away March 13, 2015, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 85. She was born November 6, 1929, in Waukegan, Illinois, the daughter of Fred and Viola Koepsel Hangebrauck. She married Donald Schumaker on June 5, 1948, at Waukegan, Illinois, and was a homemaker. Dorothy lived in Mountain Home since moving from Venice, Florida in 1988. She loved to cook and entertain. Dorothy also enjoyed listening to country music and reading.

Dorothy is survived by her two daughters, Sharon Grycell of Mountain Home, AR and Debra (Danny) Collins of Mountain Home, AR; three grandsons, Chris (Brittany) Collins of Mountain Home, AR, Jason (Amy) Stephens of Lindenhurst, IL and Rusty Bishop; and three great-grandchildren, Bailey Collins, Jonathon Stephens and Addilyn Stephens.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sisters, Shirley and Lorraine.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Paralyzed Veterans.

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

Dale Alfred Murphy, 78, of Center, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015, at the Healthcare and Rehab Center in Ash Flat, Arkansas. He was born March 3, 1937, in Center to Alfred and Ruby Eason Murphy. Dale was of the Church of Christ faith working as a farmer, carpenter, real estate agent, and butcher among many other occupations.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Dean and Sam.

Survivors include his wife Shirley Murphy of Hardy, Arkansas; daughters, Phyllis (Blaine) Houser of Russellville, Arkansas, and Stephenia (Bobby) Terry of Ash Flat; his brother Danny (Virginia) Murphy of Center and his sister Willene Dawson of Chandler, Arizona; four grandchildren: Barkley Terry, Brady Terry, Jake Houser, and Madisynne Houser; four great-grandchildren: Tyde Terry, Augustus Terry, Bristol Terry, and Emma Houser; and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation with the family will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, at Bettis Town Church of Christ. Memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with C.C. Baird officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the Children’s Home in Paragould, Arkansas, and the Center Cemetery Maintenance Fund.

Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Arkansas.

Mr. James D. VanKirk, age 73, of Licking, MO, passed away March 16, 2015 at his home.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Fox Chapel. Service will be Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Fox Chapel.

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

Shirley Genevieve (Helterbrand) Driskill, 94 of Cabool, MO passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015 at the Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, MO.  She was born on January 18, 1921, four miles east of Cabool on the Helterbrand farm, the daughter of James B. and Grace Eunice (Willhite) Helterbrand.

Genevieve was united in marriage to Macey Lionel Driskill on October 21, 1942.

Genevieve was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lionel on Dec. 12, 1996 and a brother-in-law, Werner Mogensen.  She is survived by one sister, Berniece Mogensen of St. Ann, MO; 5 nieces and 2 nephews, Phyllis Fritzsche and husband, Ken, Sandra Astroth and husband, Gary, Shirley Wagganer and husband, Craig, Jan Hirschfeld, Carol Ippolito and Dennis Mogensen all of St. Louis, MO and Jim Mogensen and wife, Dolly of Wentzville, MO.  She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be 1:00PM, Thursday, March 19 at the First United Methodist Church in Cabool. Funeral services will be at 2:00PM, Thursday, March 19 at the First United Methodist Church in Cabool, with interment at Cabool Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Genevieve requested contributions be made to the Cabool Methodist Church or to the Cabool Library

Brian Lee Owens, age 46, of Highland, AR. died Thursday March 12, 2015 at his home. Brian was born July 22, 1968 in Forrest City, AR. He was the son of the late Tommy Owens and Joy Sue (Smith) Owens.

Brian is survived by his Mother Joy Owens, brother Keith Owens and a sister Tammy Lindsley, nephew R J Lindsley and niece Kristyn Lindsley.

A celebration of Brian’s life will be held at his mother’s home, on 90 Wilderness Lane in Hardy, Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00am.

Funeral arrangements for 95 year old Lorane Arlesic, of Mountain Home are private at Conner-Hankins Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Lorane Arlesic died Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Pine Lane Nursing & Therapy Center in Mountain Home.

Margaret Janet Pevril, 71, of Mountain Home passed away Friday, March 13, 2015. Margaret was born May 24, 1943 in Evanston, Illinois to Hugh and Bernadette (Brand) Gilmore.

She worked for the Osmon Law Firm and Epoxyn before moving to Chicago where she was the legal secretary for the Teamster Local Union 786 until her retirement.  After moving back to Mountain Home, she spent many hours volunteering at Baxter Regional Medical Center, the Humane Society and the Bargain Box.

Margaret is survived by two sons, Clint Pevril (Judy) of Gassville and Robert Pevril; one daughter, Sherri Collins; five grandsons, Daniel Pevril, Ryan Pevril, Mason Pevril, Zachary Kalin and Garrett Collins; one granddaughter, Haley Kalin; two sisters, Mary Gilmore and Constance Christiansen (Bill) and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Hugh Gilmore and one grandson, Jacob Alexander Kalin.

Memorials can be made to the Hospice of North Arkansas, 330 Hwy. 5 North, Suite 20, Bradford Square, Mountain Home, AR 72653 or any of the organizations with which she volunteered.

A Gathering of Family & Friends will take place from 1p.m. – 3p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Conner-Hankins Funeral Home & Cremation Center Chapel. An online guestbook and obituary are available at

Velma Bernice Brooke, 89 years, passed away on March 13, 2015 at her home with her family by her side.

Velma was born November 3, 1925 in Los Angeles, CA to Homer Eustes and Leanna (McCants) Oylear. She graduated from high school in Los Angeles.

Velma was a retired Registered Nurse in a Los Angeles Hospital in the ER for 40 years. She loved her work and caring for people. In 1972 Velma and Reid Brooke were united in marriage in Molalla, OR. Velma was a member of the Ava Church of Christ. She enjoyed crafts, working puzzles and sewing. She loved her family dearly and they did her.

Velma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Reid Brooke in 1976, a daughter, Charlotte Gail Hudson, one brother and one sister.

Velma is survived by her son and wife, Alfred & Linda Hudson, Ava, MO, cousin, Dave Ivey, Ava, four grandchildren, Jason Hudson Annette Hudson, Dawn and Robert, six great grandchildren, three step sisters, Karen, Glenna and Patty and other relatives and friends.

Cremation services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO. Memorial services will be at a later date and time in the Ava Church of Christ.

A Memorial Service for Lorna Rae Cornell of Mountain Home, Arkansas, will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home, with Pastor Vince Daniel officiating.

Lorna passed away March 11, 2015, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 88. She was born August 31, 1926, in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Dewey and Neva Young Ferguson. She married Thomas Andy Bland shortly after WWII, he passed away in 1993. She married Albert Cornell on December 2, 1999, in Midway, Arkansas and worked as a Dental Technition. Lorna lived in Mountain Home since 1980, moving from Waterloo, Iowa. She enjoyed traveling, making customized lamp shades, sewing, crocheting, going out to eat and spending time with family.

Lorna is survived by her husband, Albert H. Cornell of Mountain Home, AR; son, Tim (Lesllie) Bland of Mountain Home, AR; stepdaughter, Cindy (Randy) Costa of Mountain Home, AR; 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Thomas Andy Bland and son, Tony Bland.

Inurnment will be in the Kirby’s Tucker Memorial Cemetery, Mountain Home, AR.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of North Arkansas.

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