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Wanda May Pryor, 85 of Elk Creek, MO passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO. She was born on March 31, 1930 in Iowa the daughter of the late Henry T. and Carol (Lambert) Green.

Wanda is survived by her children, Karen Chisler of Elk Creek, MO, Ed Adams, Jr of Waterford, CA and Virginia Allen Neeley of Modesto, CA; as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Inurnment will be at a later date in California.

Graveside services for Reggie Tackett, 58, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the Ledbetter Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Tackett died 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 17, 2015 at his home. He was born February 20, 1957 at West Plains, Missouri to James Freeman Tackett and Doris Flo Fox Tackett. On June 10, 1978, he was married at West Plains, Missouri to Rhonda Kaye Pliler. Mr. Tackett was an electrician having been employed with White Electric. He enjoyed camping and hunting and loved spending time on the river with his son and friends.

He is survived by his son Regan Tackett; his parents, James and Doris Tackett; one sister, Rhonda Hollingshad, husband, Hershel; and numerous, aunts, uncles and cousins.

His grandparents precede him in death.

Mr. Tackett will lie in state from 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 20th until 12:00 (noon),Tuesday, April 21, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ledbetter Cemetery and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
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Linda Shaffer, 66, of Midway passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 in Mountain Home, Arkansas. She was born August 31, 1948 in Garden City, Kansas to Alfred and Velma (Versch) Hunter. Linda loved the outdoors, hiking and was a master gardener. She loved to read. She previously volunteered at Arkansas State Parks and the Special Olympics. She worked for Baxter County District Court for 18 years and retired as Chief Court Clerk.

She leaves her devoted husband, Bob Shaffer of the home; one son Rob Shaffer (Bridget) of Yellville and one daughter, Pam McClelland of Colorado. She was a very proud “Mimi” to one grandson, Slayden Shaffer; three granddaughters, Sami Westcott, Kenzi McClelland and Brenttany Fisk; three great-grandchildren, Ryker, Jayden and Madison; her mother, Velma Hunter and three sisters, Laura Cummins, Jackie Townsend and Juliette Lykens. She was preceded to Heaven by her father; one brother, Jerry Hunter and son-in-law, Eddie McClelland.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel with visitation from 10 a.m. until service time. An online guestbook and obituary is available at

Carole Lynn Piatt, 72, of Marshall, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Highland Court. Carole was born to Earl and Pearl (Hall) Hays on February 17, 1943 in the Marshall Hospital. She attended Searcy County schools and graduated from Marshall High School in the class of 1961. Later she married Bill Piatt and moved to Illinois. Bill was employed in construction work and Carole was employed by Ingalls Hospital in Harvey, until her retirement.  After retirement she moved to Arkansas to help care for her ailing parents.

She is proceeded in death by a son who died soon after birth; her husband, Bill Piatt; and both her parents; Earl and Pearl Hays. Survivors include a daughter, Lynn of Arkadelphia; a sister, Nadra and her husband, Bob; one nephew, Curtis; one great nephew, Tucker both of Maryland; one Aunt Bernice of Cozahome and many friends and relatives.

Memorial Services will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015 At Harriet First Assembly of God in Harriet, Arkansas. The online guest book and obituary are available at



Funeral services for James Louis Jacobs, Jr., AOC, USN, Retired, 79, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at10:00 a.m., Monday, April 20, 2015, at Pomona Christian Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Jacobs died at 2:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at his home.

He was born June 10, 1935, at Dayton, Ohio, to James Louis Jacobs, Sr. and Lily Ben Torgeson Jacobs.  On November 29, 1957, he was married at Phoenix, Arizona to Jacqueline Carol Sharff.  Mr. Jacobs was a veteran, having served with the United States Navy.  He also retired as a groundskeeper with the West Plains R-7 school district.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, working with his hands, being outdoors and was a strong supporter of the Republican Party.  Mr. Jacobs was a member of Pomona Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Jacque Jacobs, of the family home; five children, Jeanie Bondy, husband, Doug, Portsmouth, Virginia, Juana Lee Deal, husband, Andy, Suffolk, Virginia, Hank Jacobs, wife, Sharon, Portsmouth, Virginia, Jill Rich, husband, Rick, West  Plains, Missouri and Jenny Olson, husband, Robert, Viola, Arkansas; fifteen grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren and three on the way; one brother, Randy Jacobs, wife, Pat, Phoenix, Arizona; two sisters, Mabel “Punky” Slack, husband, Karl, Richmond, Indiana and Genny Madison, husband, Larry, Ontario, California ; and many nieces and nephews.

His parents, one infant sister and two infant great-grandchildren, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  A private burial will be at a later date at the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorial Contributions may be made to Pomona Christian Church and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Wilma Etta Katherine Klineline, 90 years, 11 months, and 9 days old, passed to heaven on April 15, 2015, at Glendale Gardens in Springfield, MO.

Wilma was born May 6, 1924, in Mt. Zion community in Ava, MO to Ervin and Zella (Brixey) Grabeel. She graduated from Ava High School and received her teaching education at SMS (MSU) in Springfield, MO; and later received her Masters at Drury University.

Wilma was a lifelong resident of the Ava community. On Oct. 2, 1942, Wilma and John Russell Klineline were united in marriage in Marshall, AR, and to this union three children were born.

Wilma was a retired American History High School Teacher from Ava High School. She taught 38 years. Wilma was also a Farmer and loved it! She and Russell enjoyed their days together on the farm working their cattle. She worked until her health started to decline. She also enjoyed golfing, spending time with her grandchildren, with Russell and attending church. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Ava.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Russell, her son, John and a son-in-law, Norval Scrivner.

Wilma is survived by two children, Jacqueline Scrivner, Springfield, MO; Joe & Becky Klineline, Ava, MO; and five grandchildren, Greg & Natalie Scrivner, Stockton, MO; and Leigh Ann & Rob Millinder, Kansas City, MO; Chad & Amasa Klineline, Springfield, MO; Tyler & Kelsey Klineline, Rogersville, MO; and Abbie & Adam Wright, Springfield, MO; eight great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, a brother, Scollan & Beverly Grabeel, Oregon and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Wilma will be Monday, April 20, 2015, 10:00 a.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO with burial in the Ava Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Officiating will be Pastor Oren Alcorn and Pastor Dick Bishop. Memorials may be made to Gideons or American Diabetes Assoc.

Wilma K. Shultz, 81, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015, at her home in Hidden Valley. She was born August 27, 1933, in Jasonville, Indiana, to Charles and Ernestine (Sinders) Meredith. She was a loving wife, loving mother, and a friend to all who knew her. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Cherokee Village.

Mrs. Shultz was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, George R. Shultz.

Survivors include sons, Charles Steve Shultz of Oklahoma and K. C. (Jennifer) Shultz of Highland, Arkansas; daughters, Jacqueline Polen of Tupelo, Mississippi, and Linda L. Cervo of Tennessee; brothers Ralph, Roy, and Melvin Meredith; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, April 17, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Cherokee Village with Joanne Ewaldsen officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Wiles Cemetery in Ash Flat.

Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland.

Olanda Sauer, age 61, of Williford, Arkansas passed away at her home Wednesday April 15, 2015. She was born January 25, 1954 the daughter of the late Oland and Aggalene (Fuhrman)Hughes. Olanda was a graduate of Highland High School in 1972 and of ASU with a degree in Political Science in 1976. Olanda retired from AT&T and worked for Wal-Mart for 8 more years.

She is survived by her husband Mike Sauer and a son Ben Sauer of the home, Sister Louellen (Harvey) Kimberland of Walnut Ridge, and two nephews Bryan and Riley Kimberland.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 18 1:00pm till service time. The funeral will be 2:00pm Saturday at Wortham Oak Hill Chapel of Highland. Interment will follow in Baker Cemetery in Ozark Acres, AR.

A Funeral Service for Eugene Russell Eimers of Gassville, Arkansas, will be 2:00 pm, Friday, April 17, 2015, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Kenneth Taglauer officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm, until the time of service.

Eugene passed away April 13, 2015, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 64. He was born August 15, 1950, in Bert, Iowa, the son of Raymond and LaVonne Shipler Eimers. He enjoyed sports, especially football and baseball and loved to go fishing.

Eugene is survived by his mother, LaVonne Eimers of Mountain Home, AR, son, Jason Richardson of California, three sisters, Sandy (Merv) Pugh of Flippin, AR, Shelly Lindsey of Mountain Home, AR and Sheri Eimers of Mountain Home, AR; two brothers, Jerry Eimers of Gilford, MO and Rick (Beverly) Eimers of Mountain Home, AR and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and three brothers, Randy, Terry and Brian Eimers.

Burial will be in the Kirby’s Tucker Memorial Cemetery, Mountain Home, Arkansas, with Rick Eimers, Sr., Merv Pugh, Brad Eimers, Rick Eimers, Jr., Jerry Eimers, and Mark Martin as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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

On Friday, April 10, 2015, at 3:15 pm, Joseph Horchak passed away at the Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House in Mountain Home, Arkansas, at the age of 93. During his last hours, his daughter, Jacqui Blackwood, was by his side.

Joseph was born March 17, 1922, in Breziner, Pennsylvania, the son of Charles and Pearl Deskovich Horchak. He married Betty Wargo on January 8, 1944, in Iselin, Pennsylvania, and was a shipping clerk and truck driver for Commercial Heat Treat. Joseph lived in Mountain Home since moving from Presque Isle, Michigan, in 1997.

Joseph is survived by his three sons, Joseph C. Horchak (Jackie) of Roseville, CA, Michael Horchak (Pam) of Hammond, LA, and Douglas Horchak (Tanya) of McKinney, TX; daughter, Jacqui Blackwood (Fred) of Holly, MI; ten grandchildren, Jennifer Brophy, Lisa Gorham, Christine Sehler, Jeff Horchak, Greg Horchak, Sefton Greig, Holly Grafton, Rebecca Gutierrez, Joseph C. Horchak II, and Jessica Gatlin; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, his four brothers (Michael, John, Alex and George), and sister (Judy).

Funeral Services for Joseph Horchak of Mountain Home, Arkansas, will be private.

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