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Feb. 3, 2010 OBITUARIES

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Posted: Monday, February 1, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 9:07 am, Thu Aug 2, 2012.

Burleson, Campbell, Carter, Fischer, Garoutte, Genung III, Hudson, Johnson, Martin, McFadin, McLain, Miller, Moore, Pendergrass, Ray,  Rhea

JERRY DALE BURLESON

Jerry Dale Burleson, 65, Republic, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, in Cox South, Springfield.

He was born Jan. 27, 1945, in Verona to Arthur and Bessie (Smart) Burleson.

He married Marilyn Farquer June 3, 1966. She survives.

He was a foreman at Vermillion Wood Products, Springfield, before retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Additional survivors include one daughter, Sherry Lewis, Republic; siblings, Billie Garrison and Charles Burleson, both of Aurora, and Ray Burleson, Shell Knob; and one grandson.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with the Rev. Cecil Tolbert officiating. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, in the funeral home.


BERNARD JOSEPH CAMPBELL

Bernard Joseph Campbell, 84, Monett, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2010, at Cox South, Springfield. He was born Oct. 14, 1925, in Pierce  City to Michael and Katherine (Hanlon) Campbell. He married Lenora Gripka April 21, 1954, in Aurora. She survives.

Additional survivors include one son, Ronald Campbell, Monett; three daughters, Barbara Brightwell, Carthage, Carolyn Beard, Ozark, and Marilyn Ceselski, Monett; two brothers, Robert Campbell, Pierce City, and Terry Campbell, Monett; two sisters, Ann Bowman, Neosho and Carolyn Witt, Pierce City; 13 grandchildren; and special friend, Marsha Wiles.

He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Campbell; four brothers, Tom Campbell, Ed Campbell, James Campbell and William Campbell; three sisters, Teresa Wines, Freda Koenig and Katherine Eck.

He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He retired as a farmer and carpenter. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Verona, Pierce City American Legion, Knights of Columbus Council in Verona, Southwest Missouri Sheep Association and ASC Agricultural Board.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Verona, under direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, in the funeral home. Rosary will be at 7 p.m.


PURVIS FRANK ‘BUD’ CARTER

Purvis Frank “Bud” Carter, 85, Joplin, died at 7:48 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, at his home.

He was born Jan. 16, 1925, in Lawrence County to Vester H. and Alma M. Fugitt Carter.

He had farmed for more than 20 years in Lawrence County and worked six years for the Missouri Highway Department in Springfield. He and his wife owned and operated the former Bel-Aire Laundry in Joplin. He was a United States Army World War II veterans, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

He married Frances Mae Osborn March 30, 1972. She survives.

Additional survivors include children, Beverly Simmons, Buffalo, Charolette Phillips, Mt. Vernon, Gloria Garner and Kimberly Cobb, both of Miller, Ricky Carter, Ocean Springs, Miss., Teresa Collins, Plano, Texas, Clay Carter, Webb City, Janet Davis, Urbana, and Patricia Baker, Springfield; two brothers John R. Carter, Springfield, and Darl Ray Carter, Mt. Vernon; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Calvary Baptist Church, Joplin, with the Rev. Bob Wilke officiating. Private burial will be in Galloway Cemetery, Springfield, under direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.

Memorial contribution may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Joplin.


WALTER FISCHER

Walter Fischer, 93, Mt. Vernon, formerly of Monett and Pierce City area, died at 1:05 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in the Missouri Veterans’ Home/Mt. Vernon.

Graveside services will e at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the Pierce City Cemetery, Pierce City, under direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon.


DORIS JEAN (HENSON) GAROUTTE

Doris Jean (Henson) Garoutte, 70, Aurora, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, in her home.

She was born Oct. 12, 1939, in Aurora to Clarence and Effie (Maine) Henson.

She lived in Aurora most of her life and was a 1958 graduate of Aurora High School. She was a homemaker.

She married Jimmie Lee Garoutte Oct. 5, 1979, in Aurora. He died Nov. 11, 2008.

Survivors include two sons, Jack Neill, Monett, and Michael Neill, Aurora; two daughters, Vicki Cornelius, Marionville, and LaDonna Neill, Miller; two sisters, Beverly Lofton, Aurora, and Frances Harp, Martinez, Ga.; two brothers, David Henson, Aurora, and Fred Brashears, Halltown; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Jack Neill; two brothers, Bob Maine and Eugene Henson; and one sister, Nadine Branham.

Services were Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, in care of the funeral home.


ORION TAYLOR ‘TERRY’ GENUNG III

Orion Taylor “Terry” Genung III, 61, Springfield, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, following a long and difficult illness.

He was born Dec. 5, 1948, in Springfield to Orion and Martha Genung.

He as an employee of Harter House Supermarket for 19 years, until his retirement in July 2009. He served in the United States

Army, stationed in Germany. He had a bachelor’s degree in economics from Missouri State University and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Robin Genung.

Survivors include  his companion, Donna Garton; four siblings, Penny Miller, Aurora, Wesley Genung, Rogersville, and Martha Spradling and James Genung, both of Springfield.

Graveside services were Friday, Jan. 25, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield.

Memorial donations may be made to the Southwest Missouri Humane Society, 3161 W. Norton Road, Springfield, MO 65803.


BRENDA HUDSON

Brenda Hudson, 64, Stotts City, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, in Cox South, Springfield.

She was born April 16, 1945, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Denver and Marcella Grimm Hudson.

She worked for Wrigley Gum Company in Santa Cruz, Calif., and was a cosmetologist in California. She moved to Stotts City 15 years ago. She was a member of Fred A. Boswell American Legion Auxiliary Unit 137.

Survivors include three children, Dena Waite and Zalio Crescini, both of Stotts City, and Ona Bretches, Springfield; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

A wake will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at Route 66 Bar, 12221 Highway 96, Miller. Arrangements are under direction of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home, Springfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel’s Tails, 8022 Lawrence 2110, Mt. Vernon, MO 65712.


DONALD L. JOHNSON

Donald L. Johnson, Grandview, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010.

Services were Saturday, Jan. 30, at Zion Evangelical Church, Stotts City. Burial was in Zion Cemetery, Stotts City.

He was retired from General Motors and a member of the Masons and Scottish Rite.

He was born Oct. 20, 1936, in Aurora. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Johnson; parents, and brothers, Ernie and Denny Johnson.

Survivors include sons Larry and wife Amy, Jerry and wife Charlotte, Terry and wife Pam, Garry and wife Deborah; grandchildren, Kristi, Tiffany, Brandy, Jessica, Valerie, Becky, Nicholas, Jessica, Nikhole, Rachael, Stephanie and Tiffany; 21 great-grandchildren; brother, Cecil Johnson and sisters, Gloria Brown and Beverly Gilson.

Fond memories and condolences can be left for the family at www.dwnewcomers.com. Arrangements were under direction of Longview Funeral Home, 816-761-6272.

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HELEN MCFADIN

Helen McFadin, 87, Springfield, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at the Aurora Care Center, Aurora.

Services were Monday, Feb. 1, at Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Lebanon.  Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Schweitzer United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home.


WILLARD 'MAC' MCLAIN

Willard "Mac" McLain, former Miller resident and alderman, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2010. He was 87. He had been living in Gibsonton, Fla.

Graveside services were Friday, Jan. 29, at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CARE, 1528 27th St., S.E., Ruskin, FL 33570. Blount Curry is handling arrangements.

Mr. McLain was born and raised in Oklahoma and spent his early adult years in Colorado. He was a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy E. McLain.

Surviving are his wife Nancy M. McLain; a son, Howard E. McLain; a daughter, Carole Welpton; stepdaughters Trish Todd, Judy Hamp and Pam Tufty (Craig); sisters Lora Johnson, Doris Bucklew; three granddaughters; and seven great-grandchildren.


FRANCES MARTIN

Frances Addeline Martin, 96, Verona died at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, in  her home.

She was born Dec. 5, 1913, in Cold Springs to Robert and Irene (Barnard) Nall.

She married Kenneth J. MartIn in Raton, N.M., Feb. 3, 1936. He died Feb. 12, 2000.

Survivors include three daughters, Donna Jo Dailey, Cleburne, Texas, Dixie Walsh, Trinidad, Colo., and Janet Heatherly, McDowell; eight grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 44 great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, Francis Kenneth Martin and Robert Martin; two brothers, Ronald Nall and Hugh Nall; five sisters, Bessie Hayden, Ruth Schnoor, Lorena Spencer, Maybell Honey and Josephine Williamson; two granddaughters; and one great-grandson.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Services were Monday, Feb. 1, at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. Burial was in Calton Cemetery, McDowell.


TERRY LEE MILLER

Terry Lee Miller, 63, Aurora, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, in St. John’s, Springfield, after a two-year battle with cancer.

He was born Sept. 5, 1946, in the Cowan Hospital, Greenfield, to Leroy and  Mary Helen Miller.

He grew up in South Greenfield and was a 1964 graduate of Greenfield High School. He received an MBA from Missouri State University in 1976.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include one brother, Alan, and two sisters, Janie Miller and Linda VanderWaal, all of Springfield.

Arrangements are under direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South, Springfield. No services are planned. Family graveside services will be held at a later date at Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield.


JACK L. MOORE

Jack L. Moore, 76, Greenwood, Ind., died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010.

He was born June 8, 1933, in Chesapeake to E. Mason and Vivian Smith Moore.

He married Joyce Reavis Feb. 5, 1953, in Carthage. She survives.

Additional survivors include four daughters, Patricia Dozier, Glendale Heights, Ill., Deborah Marker, River Forest, Ill., Angela Stuedell, Winona, Wis., Stacey Perusich, Westchester, Ill.; two sons, David Moore, Wheaton, Ill., and Michael Moore, Oak Park. Ill.; one sister, Inah Koss, Oak Park, Ill.; one brother, James Moore, San Miguel, Mexico; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was a member of Greenwood Christian Church and had been employed in sales for many years.

Services were Monday, Feb. 1, at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, Indianapolis, Ind.


LINDA K. PENDERGRASS

Linda K. Pendergrass, 66, Monett, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at her home.

She was born Feb. 13, 1943, in Aurora to Burness and Mildred (Miller) Mayfield. She married James Pendergrass Aug. 28, 1963, in Monett. He survives.

Additional survivors include one son, Burness Pendergrass, Dundee, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a beautician and owned a hair salon in Monett.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett.


ELBURN ‘E.L.’ L. RAY

Elburn “E.L.” L. Ray, 68, Wheaton, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in Cox, Monett.

He was born April 5, 1941, in Wheaton to Wilbur and Marie (Harader) Ray. He married Carolyn Ross July 7, 1961. She survives.

Additional survivors include one son, Chris Ray, Wheaton; one daughter, Mindy Ross, Cassville; one sister, Ellen Schoen, Freistatt; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He graduated from Wheaton High School. For 20 years he was in the car sales business and then owned and operated L-Rays Restaurant. He the last 20 years he was a truck driver for Dunfee and Sons, Cassville. He attended Wheaton United Methodist Church and was a member and past president of the Community Club.

Services were Tuesday, Jan. 26, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial was in Muncie Chapel Cemetery, Wheaton.


BLON L. RHEA

Blon L. Rhea, 88, Marionville, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at his home.

He was born Nov. 5, 1921, in Nixa to Everett W. and Patsy J. (Edwards) Rhea.

He worked for Western Auto and Brown Derby in Springfield, Boeing Aircraft in the early ‘50s in Wichita, Kan., Convair in California and helped at Charlie’s Boot World in Aurora.

He married Dorothy Nicklas in Berryville, Ark., Sept. 7, 1947. She survives.

Additional survivors include one son, Blon R. Rhea, Marionville; three daughters, Leann Wingo, Bonita, Calif., Cathy Rice, Stanley, N.Y., and Lillian Durant, Medford, Ore.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Heritage Harmony House, Aurora, under direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora. A meal will follow the service.

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