Paul Shelby Riley was born on June 4, 1923, and passed on to Heaven on December 6, 2013, at Mountain View Mercy Hospital making his age 90 years, 6 months and 2 days.
He was married to Judy Isabell Shoults on January 26, 1942, and they were happily married for 62 years. They have one beloved daughter, Lisa Irene Riley. Paul loved riding horses with his granddaughter, Cherish, attending horse shows at Summersville Saddle Club and hunting with Ronnie Harper while riding their mules. He enjoyed eating lunch at the Summersville Senior Center and teasing the cooks. Paul was a devoted member of Hartshorn Assembly of God Church attending service every Sunday and enjoying church activities as long as his health provided. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his stories and his happy smile. He was always willing to help anyone in need.
Paul was a proud member of the United States Army. He served in World War II, beginning duty on March 1, 1943, where his occupation specialty was Light Machine Gunner. He was also qualified as a Rifle Expert. He received 2 Bronze Stars and a Good Conduct Medal for his duty.
Paul is survived by one daughter, Lisa and his adopted daughter, Mary Corlett of Springfield, Mo; one granddaughter, Cherish and her husband, Jeremiah Kelley of Springfield; one grandson, Bailey Corlett of Springfield; one sister, Ethel Sykes of Hartshorn; and a host of nieces and nephews who fondly called him Uncle Paul.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Isabell Riley; one great-granddaughter, Madilynn Isabell Kelley; his parents, James Albert and Anna Jane McKee Riley; two brothers, Ernest and Ralph Riley; and four sisters, Dora Shoults, Cora Riley, Myrtle Riley and Florence Briggs.
Funeral Services Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home, Summersville, with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Visitation will be from 11 Am to Service time at 1 PM Tuesday Graveside services with military honors were in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home.
Alma Marie (Couch) Fisk-Sullivan was born February 7, 1917 in DeSoto, Missouri and left this earth November 9, 2013. Making her age 96 years and 9 months. The middle daughter of Willis Walter and Nettie Menetta (Mcatee) Couch, Alma had 3 sisters and 2 brothers.
Alma married Charles E. Fisk on November 20th, 1934. To this union 6 children were born, Charles E. (Peggy) Fisk of Granite City, Illinois, Thomas E. Fisk (Thelma) of Norwood, Missouri, Ruth M. Swain of Williamston, North Carolina, Marion S. (Margaret) of Granite City, Illinois, Carol S. (Bill) Hiawatha, Kansas and Bryce F. (Brenda) Pittsburg, Missouri.
Alma moved to the Venice/Granite City, Illinois area in her young married years where she raised her family. After husband Charles retired from the Granite City Steel they moved to Summersville, Missouri where she lived with him until his passing in 1982.
In 1987 Alma met and later married Marion J. Sullivan. They remained in Summersville until Marion’s passing in 1991. She then moved to Hiawatha, Kansas to lived near her daughter Carol, where she lived at the time of her passing.
Proceeding Alma in death was her parents Willis Walter and Nettie Menetta (Mcatee) Couch, sisters, Alice Skeleton, Florence Armstrong, Lillian Fancher and brothers, Rowe and Howard Couch. Also proceeding here was her husbands Charles Fisk and Marion Sullivan, a son Thomas Fisk, son-in-law John Swain and step daughter Sharon Gracheck.
She leaves to mourn her passing her 5 remaining children, Charles, Ruth, Marion, Carol and Bryce, 13 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 15 step grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren, 9 step great great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, one very special niece Geraldine Hales and a host of friends.
Graveside services will be held Friday, November 15, at 2:00 PM at Summersville City Cemetery . Visitation will be held Bradford Funeral Home Friday from 12 to 2 PM. Burial will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Saturday evening from 6 to 8 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home. Interment will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Vera Lea Derryberry
Vera Lea Derryberry the daughter of Clyde McCallister and Pearl (Haeffner) McCallister was born February 22, 1932 at Bancroft, Nebraska and passed away at the Mountain View Health Care in Mountain View, Missouri, Wednesday morning, November 6, 2013 making her age 81 years 8 months and 15 days.
Vera was united in marriage to Ray Derryberry November 27, 1952. To their union they were blessed with two children, Wanda and Larry.
Vera was a dedicated member of the Summersville Church of Christ. She was also a volunteer of the Summersville Senior Center. She was wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved her family. Vera enjoyed reading, sewing, and working jigsaw puzzles.
She is preceded in death by her father and mother Clyde and Pearl McCallister.
Vera is survived by her beloved husband Ray Derryberry of the home in Summersville, MO; her daughter Wanda Hill and husband Alec of Webster Groves, Missouri, son Larry Derryberry and wife Kathy of Ballwin, Missouri; 7 grandchildren, Brian Hill, Steven Derryberry, Scott Hill, Amanda McGuire, Matthew Derryberry, Andrew Derryberry, Stephanie Swartzwelder and 6 great grandchildren, Elyse Derryberry, Kanen Derryberry, Rielan Derryberry, Kaiya Hill, Summer Hill, Allyson Derryberry. Vera is also survived by one sister Betty Hoevelmann and husband Jerry of Fenton, Missouri and a host of other family members.
Mr. Scully was cremated, and Military rites will be held in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Visitation will be held at Bradford Funeral Home Friday evening, from 6 to 8 PM. Arrangements were under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Robert Scully, the son of Clifford and Stella Jenkinson Scully was born on November 9, 1942 at New Bedford, Massachusetts and passed away at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the age of 70 years.
Robert was united in marriage to Kathleen Scully for 46 years. To their union two children were born, Clifford William Scully of Jefferson City, Missouri and Tammy Lynn Scully of Birch Tree Missouri.
Robert is veteran of the United States Coast Guard as well and continued his service in the reserves. His love of family first and country second was evident in his life.
After many years of Robert and Kathleen traveling, they settled in Summersville, Missouri in which they felt at home and were welcomed by the community. Robert enjoyed and spent much time hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, gardening and thoroughly enjoyed helping others. Robert fulfilled his lifelong dream and retired from the New Bedford Fire Department after proudly serving many years. Robert found great fulfillment and pride in working for Sheriff James Sigman of Texas County Sheriff’s Department as a court bailiff.
Robert was especially proud of his granddaughter Erica’s active service in the United States Air Force, hunting with his granddaughter Emily and many evenings of board games with both his granddaughter, Mikayla and grandson William. Robert was well known for his never-ending sense of humor. Robert was a loving husband, dedicated father, proud grandparent and for those who knew him… loyal friend. He will be forever in our hearts and with us always.
Robert is preceded in death by his father, mother and mother-in-law of New Bedford, Massachusetts
Robert is survived by his wife, Kathleen Scully of Summersville, MO., daughter, Tammy Scully and her husband Thomas Flynn of Birch Tree, MO., son, Clifford Scully and his wife Toni Scully both of Jefferson City, MO., granddaughter, A1C Erica Nichols and her husband A1C Justin Nichols, both active USAF of New Mexico, granddaughter’s Emily Scully and Mikayla Scully and grandson William Scully of Jefferson City, MO. He is also survived by one brother William Scully and wife Maryanne of Newton, Massachusetts.
Robert Elwood Leach was born September 3, 1930 in Linwood, Kansas to Elwood Monroe Leach and Agnes Evelyn Jones Leach. Bob departed this life at Birch Tree Place Nursing Center in Birch Tree, Missouri Tuesday, October 22, 2013 after a short illness, making his age 83 years.
Bob lived in California for many years and worked as a laborer in the farming industry. He spent many years driving his Harley Motor Cycle on the highways of California. He loved his Harley and rode up to the last 5 years. When he became unable to stay alone he moved to Summersville to live with his sister and brother-in-law Donna and Richard Canfield. Bob spent the last two weeks of his life being cared for in Birch Tree Place.
Bob is preceded in death by his father and mother Elwood and Agnes Leach, his sister Ina Bumbalough of California and one brother Leroy Leach of Summersville.
He is survived by his sister Donna Canfield and husband Richard of Summersville, Missouri, brother Ellis Leach of Ranger, Texas, sister Sharon Leach of San Jose, California. Bob is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Leach was cremated and private Family Memorial Services are planned at a later date arrangements are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home
Funeral Services will be held for Mr. Dwain Terrill Sunday, October 20, at the Summersville First Baptist Church at 2:00 PM with Rev. Tommy Boyd officiating.
Visitation will be held Saturday, October 19, at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville from 6 to 8 PM
Leonard Lee Newby, the son of Laurel Lee and Helen Bernice (Lewis) Newby was born February 14, 1949 at Prineville, Oregon and passed away at his home in Yukon, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, making his age 64 years 7 months and 25 days.
Leonard was united in marriage to Brenda Sue Powell, on August 8, 1970. To their union two children were born, Linus Lee and Holly Sheree.
Leonard was a member of the United States Army and was an expert marksman. He was a member of Valley Center Baptist Church. He also was instrumental in the design of Valley Center Cemetery, which included designing and drafting the plot map and marking each plot with a brass tag.
He started Ozark Mountain Long Rifle Gun Club and was a lifetime member. He built several muzzle-loaders and was a master gun builder and trained two apprentice gunsmiths. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors hunting and fishing. He built a cabin on his land he loved in Lewis Hollow, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was a jack of many trades. He cut cordwood for Craig Charcoal, hauled logs in the State of Washington and Missouri. He worked for a while as a truck driver. He worked at Jackson Grocery as a butcher, and at MFA Feed Store in Summersville. He worked as a carpenter who could build anything he wanted. Leonard also worked as a resource technician and retired from the Missouri Department
of Conservation in June 2010, after 29 years of service.
He loved teaching his grandchildren, nieces and nephews how to hunt and fishing, but most of all how to respect guns.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father, mother and father-in-law Laura Marie (Sullivan) Powell and Norman Elbert Powell, grandparents Willa Orphia Smith and Clarence Elvis Smith, Lotus Lewis, George and Lona Newby, three sisters-in-law, Cathy Newby, Dorlinda Heiney and Sharon Cook and one brother-in-law Jake Gross.
He is survived by his loving wife Brenda of the home, his son Linny Lee and wife Janie of Hartshorn, Missouri, his daughter Holly Sheree of Springfield, Missouri, son-in-law Kurt Abbey of Springfield, Missouri, five grand-daughters Taylor Newby, Alexa Newby of Springfield, Sarah Newby of Hartshorn, Missouri, Zoe Abbey of Springfield, Missouri and Katie Newby of Hartshorn, Missouri, one brother Dennis Newby of Hartshorn, Missouri, his aunt Betty Smith of Summersville, Missouri, uncle Doug Lewis and wife Linda of Mountain View, Missouri, aunts Norma Thompson of Oregon, Juanita Stewart of Summersville, Missouri, Evelyn Tyler of Hartshorn, Missouri, and Mary Heiney of Mountain View, Missouri; brothers-in-law Mike Powell and wife Joyce, and Dewayne Powell all of Huntsville, Missouri, Bernie Cook and wife Cheryl of Hartshorn, Missouri, Doyle Heiney and wife Trenia of Summersville, Missouri, Larry Powell and wife Pam of Summersville, Missouri, sister-in-law Janet Gross of Hartshorn, Missouri, many cousins, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
Leonard was the greatest Papa to many kids through out the years, to his own grandchildren and through Brenda’s babysitting. He loved to tease them and teach them many great tricks!!
Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 11, 2013 at 10:00Am at Valley Center Church with Rev. Van Kirkwood and Rev. Joe Heiney officiating. Visitation will be Thursday evening at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel from 6 to 8 PM. Burial and Military Rites will be in Valley Center Cemetery under the of Bradford Funeral Home.
Jerilynn Virle Spielman Kirkman, age 71 was born on Monday, December 1, 1941 in Omaha, Nebraska. She left this life on the morning of Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri. Jerilynn was the only child of Gerald Bryan Spielman and Dollie Margaret Nunnally Spielman. She attended 1st through the 8th grade at Arizona Center country
school in Burt County Nebraska and graduated from Tekamah High School in Tekamah, Nebraska in 1959. Jerilynn graduated from Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska in 1963 with a Bachelors degree in elementary education and a minor in business.
Jerilynn was a teacher all of her life. She began teaching in Kingsley, Iowa where she taught 5th grade for 2 years. After leaving Kingsley, she moved to Fremont, Nebraska where she taught 4th grade for 7 years. She then moved to Summersville, Missouri spending the next 31 years teaching Title 1 junior high, elementary math, first grade, computer lab and science lab for kindergarten through 6th grade. After her retirement in 2003, Jerilynn spent the next 10 years as a parent educator for Summersville School’s Parents as Teachers program.
Jerilynn married Jack D. Kirkman on August 10, 1973. To this union one son, Jason Bryan, was born. She loved children, animals and spending time with her family and friends. Jerilynn loved spending time with the light of her life, her new grand-daughter Allison. She attended the First Christian Church in Summersville, Missouri and enjoyed being a Thirty One
Jerilynn was preceeded in death by her father, Gerald Spielman, her mother, Dollie Spielman, her step-mother, Hazel Spielman and her loving husband, Jack Kirkman.
Surviving Jerilynn are her son, Jason Kirkman and wife Dacy of Summersville, step-daughter, Jackie Cooper of Summersville, step-son, Michael Kirkman and wife Colleen of Summersville, Grandchildren Allison Kirkman of Summersville, Aimee Jarrett and husband Marvin of Cabool, Jared Kirkman and wife Becki of Summersville, Jordan Kirkman and wife Kayla of
Summersville and Kyle Cooper of Mason City, Iowa. Great-grandchildren Cole and Lanie Kirkman, Tanner Barnes, Preston and Hali Jarrett.
Funeral services: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Summersville First Christian Church with Pastor Paul Hamm officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home. Interment will be in Summersville City Cemetery.
Raymond Edward Hebert was born August 17, 1980 to Leonard (Lenny) and Patsy Louise (Lee) Hebert at St. Louis, Missouri. After a long illness Raymond left his pain and suffering to enter in Heavens Gates, Tuesday, September 10, 2013 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 33 years.
Raymond married the love of his life Jessica Lynn Watson on September 19, 2008.
They were married at the River of Living Water Church. To their union they were blessed with three children, Jalisa Lynn, Kylee Rae and Ian Emerson.
Raymond attended Eunice Baptist Church and was baptized at a young age. He renewed his relationship with God a couple of months ago. He assured his family he would see them again in Heaven.
He was an avid sports person, playing basketball and softball. He was found rooting for his favorite team the Cardinal’s. He enjoyed being outdoors fishing and bow hunting. Even though he was very ill he said to his family it getting close to bow season.
His most important role in life was to be a husband and father. He loved his children and his wife Jessie very much and fought very hard to stay with them as long as he could. He last words to Jessie was to tell her how beautiful she was and how much he loved her. Even during his illness he was thinking of his children leaving instructions for others so his children would be taken care of. He loved when his family got together to spend time. He cherished time with his parents, his siblings and his in-laws.
Raymond is preceded in death by his grandparents, Leon and Ruth Lee, Charlotte and Orvil Hebert, and his brother Robert Hebert.
He is survived by his beloved wife and children, Jessica Hebert, and children Jalisa Lynn, Kylee Rae, Ian Emerson of the home in Summersville, his parents, Lenny and Patsy Hebert; his mother and father-in-law, Tony and Lisa Watson, three brothers, James (Jamie) Hebert, Michael Hebert and wife Vickie and William Hebert all of the Summersville area, three sisters, Anna Anderson
and husband Carl of Houston, Missouri, Charlotte Keeling and husband Chris of Eminence, Missouri, and Jennifer Blackwell and husband Denver of Salem, Missouri, two sisters-in-law, Katrina Hamilton and husband John and Nicole Watson. Raymond is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved their uncle Raymond very much.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 13, 2013 at 11 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville withy Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Interment will be in Midvale Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolence may be left at bradford funeralhome.net
Christopher Blane Wood, Jr., lovingly known as CJ, passed peacefully in the arms of his loving parents on September 6, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina. CJ was born on March 12, 2013 to Christopher Sr. and Lacy Jo (Wilbanks) Wood.
CJ is survived by his parents, Christopher Sr. and Lacy Jo (Wilbanks) Wood, of Havelock, NC; maternal grandparents Michael and Jodie Wilbanks, of Summersville, MO; paternal grandparents Debbie Wilcox, of Fort Mill, South Carolina and Blane Wood, of Derby, KS. He is survived by his maternal great grandparents, Gary & Virginia Wilbanks, Gary & Debra Hawkins, all of Summersville, MO; his paternal great grandparents Norma Jean Wilcox, of Independence, MO; and Mary Wood of Bartlesville, OK. CJ has 5 great-great maternal grandmothers, Alta Schweighauser, Bonnie Ament, Lois Smith, Velma Bailey and Cleeda Wilbanks. CJ is also survived by his aunt, Mikela Wilbanks, of Summersville, MO; and aunt, Holly Williamson, of Summersville, MO. CJ also leaves behind many great aunts, great uncles, and an abundance of cousins, friends and a VERY special puppy, Precious!
CJ was welcomed in Heaven by his great grandparents: Loretta Hawkins, Billy E. Wilcox Sr., and Paul J. Wood.
CJ had the sweetest smile ever and he could talk with his big baby blue eyes! CJ had a huge following in the Facebook world. Many people will miss seeing the daily CJ updates, pictures and videos! During his 5 months and 3 weeks here on Earth he touched many lives and was loved deeply by family and friends. His life was a brief gift to us that will live on as his heart valves and arteries were donated and will be received by those who are in need. CJ will always be Mommy and Daddy’s little man and Grammy’s little sugar britches and Nana and Pop’s little peanut! In lieu of flowers there will be a box at the funeral home if anyone one wants to donate toys in CJ’s memory. Those toys will be given out at Christmas to children in need. Also you can donate to CDH.
Funeral Services for Bessie Smith, age 96, a resident of Summersville will be held Tuesday, September 10, at 11:00 AM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation for Bessie Smith will be held Tuesday morning, September 10 from 10 Am to 11 at Bradford Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Summersville Cemetery near Summersville under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Gary Woodrow Banks was born March 5th, 1954 to parents Lillian Lois Hurt Banks Cooley and the late J.H. Banks. He was began his journey being born in Mountain Grove, MO. He was eventually joined by siblings Kerry Banks, Brenda Banks, Billy Banks, Shane Cooley, Shawn Cooley, and Melinda “Missi” Cooley Nicholson.
Gary graduated from Eminence High School in 1972. Gary was a hard worker. He began his work history at Wards Store in Eminence and then became employed by Rains and LaGrand Feed Store in Poplar Bluff. Eventually he worked for the railroad while living in Malden with his siblings Kerry and Billy. It was while living in Malden, he met Tammy Rawls and they had Damien Garrett Banks. After moving from Malden, he started his own roofing company in St. Joseph, MO. It was there he married Debbie Moyer and they had Jeremy Lloyd Banks. Upon return to Eminence, he hauled canoes for Two Rivers Canoe Rental. While living in Eminence, Gary met Cindy Lanoti and they shared a daughter, Tara Ashley (Banks) Kallal.
In the years to come, Gary became a truck driver, something he greatly enjoyed doing alongside his brother Kerry. Gary eventually met an Eminence girl and he married Kathy Osborne, whom he shared the remainder of his life with at his home in Rogersville, MO. Throughout the years, Gary enjoyed hunting along the Scenic Riverways. Gary also loved his animals from his family farm that he and Kathy cared for together.
In addition to those already mentioned, Gary is missed
by his surviving Banks’ family members and his hometown classmates. Gary completed his journey in Springfield, MO on August 27th, 2013. Here are thoughts he wanted to share when he left us…
“When I come to the end of this journey and I travel my last weary mile, Forget if you can the heartaches we experienced together, and choose instead a smile. Please remember some of the good that I have done, And know that I am thankful we shared times of fun.
Forget that I stumbled and blundered and sometimes even lost my way, I admit I fought some hard battles but yet I was thankful for each day. Sit in the shade of the evening when the sun paints the sky in the west, Stand for a moment remembering, remembering only our best. And once you have thought of old memories of things we loved to do, Know that you are still with me, for I left this world loving you.”–Gary
Memorial Services will be held September 28, 2013 at 10:00 Am at the home of Kerry Banks, 2744 Switchgrass Road, Fordland, Missouri 417-859 4715. Plase call for directions or use GPS directions. Arrangements were under the care of Bradford Funeral Homeof Summersville.
Marion LeRoy Trent the son of Buna Crosby Trent and Evelyn (Hilary) Trent was born October 15, 1935 in Minneapolis, Kansas and passed away at the Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri, Saturday August 24, 2013 making his age 77 years.
He was united in marriage to Alice Trent and they were blessed with one daughter Yvonne.
He served in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1957.
LeRoy loved country music and loved going to Branson. His favorite pastime was watching NASCR, his favorite driver was Jeff Gordon #24.
LERoy was preceded in death by his father Buna, his mother Evelyn and his wife Alice Trent.
LeRoy is survived by his daughter Yvonne Neves and son-in-law Barry Neves; granddaughter Jennifer, great grandchildren, Austin, Emma and Autumn. He is also survived by his sisters, Burna, Nancy, and Mary and one brother Jerry.
Memorial Graveside Services will beheld Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 10 Am at Midvale Cemetery with Rev. Steve Steelman officiating. Interment in Midvale Cemetery.
Earl Raymond Schweighauser, the son of Samuel Franklin Schweighauser and Rachel Leah (Younger) Schweighauser was born January 11, 1940 at Summersville, Missouri. He passed away at NHC Health Care in West Plains, Missouri on Thursday, August 29, 2013 making his age 73 years, 8 months and 18 days.
Earl was united in marriage to Helen Robinson and to this union two children were born – Scott and Kyle. In a later marriage he was blessed with a daughter – Rita.
Earls younger years were spent in the Summersville area where he enjoyed the outdoors. He worked in the timber and hayfields, and was a very hard working man. He also enjoyed hunting and dealing in cars.
Later he moved to Genoa, Illinois where he was employed for many years at a steel plant. During his retirement, he, along with his pastor/friend ran a detail shop.
He served for 26 years as the church custodian at the First Baptist Church in Genoa, Illinois. He glady served the Lord in any area he was needed. Earls greatest joy in life came from time spent in service to his Lord. Some of his happiest memories and most treasured friendships were formed among God’s people. He found great delight in worshipping and fellowshipping with his church families. He was a faithful follower of Jesus.
Earl never met a stranger, he enjoyed visiting with friends and sharing a cup of coffee or a meal. He was always ready to express his thankfulness for what God had done in his life.
He will always be remembered in the hearts of those who knew and loved him for his strong will, his uncanny sense of humor, and his never-ending trust in his dearest friend, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Preceding Earl in death were his parents Sam and Rachel Schweighauser, two brothers, Merle and Harold Schweighauser, two nieces Linda Schweighauser and Loretta Hawkins, nephew Lester Summers, and brother-in laws Leroy Goldsmith, Jim Walberg, and Sylvester Summers.
Surviving are his three children, Scott and wife Sharon of Roscoe, Illinois, Kyle of Eugene, Oregon, Rita and husband Ryan of Sycamore, Illinois – Grandchildren, Taylor, Garrett, and Lars Schweighauser and Ray and Karen Sechrest.
His three sisters, Lillie Summers of Mtn. View, Mo, Dorothy Walberg of Summersville, Mo, Virginia and husband Ralph Broyles of Jonesboro, Tenn and his brother Arvel Schweighauser and wife Brenda of Summersville, MO and two sister-in-laws Alta Schweighauser of Summersville, MO and Shirley Schweighauser of Kingston, Illinois. Also surviving are many nephews and nieces and a host of other family and friends. Also left behind are three special church families who will greatly miss him. Our loss is heavens gain.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Dean Goldsmith, Rev. Arvel Schweighauser, Rev. David Jett, Rev. Eddie Hathcoat. Burial was in Flatwoods Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Junior Wilbanks was born in Arroll, Missouri on February 2, 1928 to Caney and Elizabeth Wilbanks and passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Mountain View Healthcare at age 85.
He was drafted into the United States Army serving as a paratrooper for eighteen months until 1947. While serving in the military, Junior bought a small farm in the Oakside Community. Junior married Cleeda Marie Turner on March 5, 1949 and they made this farm their home. Two children were born to this union Judy Ann and Gary Dale. While farming, Junior worked at the MFA Farmers Exchange for ten years, becoming manager. Junior also served on many committees while continuing to farm and milk cows daily.
Junior was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Oakside School Board, the Oakside Cemetery Board, and the Mountain View Saddle Club.
Junior and Cleeda were baptized together on December 30, 1979. Junior worked hard and was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, neighbor and friend.
Junior enjoyed hunting with his son and son-in-law, fishing with Cleeda and his grandchildren, riding horses, and playing cards with friends.
Junior is preceded in death by his parents, Caney and Elizabeth, and his sister and brother-in-law Iva and Rob Dyer.
Junior is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Cleeda; two children Judy Ann and husband Jerry and Gary Dale and wife Virginia; five grandchildren, Michael and wife Jodie Wilbanks, Bradley Cooper, Rebecca and husband Kenny Martin, Tamara and husband Scot Shockely, and Brent and wife Marquee Cooper all of Summersville, 12 great grandchildren, Lacy (Chris) Wood, Brookelyn Cooper, Zachary Boon, Mikela Wilbanks, Quinton Shockley, Maddison Cooper, Crockett Parham, Laurin Shockley, Roger Haeffner, Cailey Cooper, Cash Cooper, and Farrah Cooper, and one great-great grandchild, Christopher Blane Wood Jr. (CJ) and a host of other family and friends.
Junior was a man’s man, a true gentleman, and an example for others to follow. We all loved him so and he will be greatly missed.
Services were held Friday, August 30, 2013 at 10 AM at Bradford Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Boyd officiating. Interment was in Oakside Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
Funeral Services for Mrs. Thelma Lowry, age 93 of Bridgeton, Missouri and former resident of Summersville, will be held Wednesday, August 28, at 11:30 Am at Methodist Church in Summersville.
Visitation for Thelma Lowry will be held at the Methodist Church, Wednesday, August 28 from 10:30 until service time at 11:30.
Burial will be in Summersville City Cemetery near Summersville under the care of Bradford Funeral Home
Carl Monroe Tabor the son of Lee and Nell (McBride) Tabor was born March 24,
1945 at Mountain View, Missouri. Carl left his earthly home surrounded by
his loving family to enter his heavenly home, August 20, 2013 making his age
Carl was united in marriage to Shirley Enloe, September 21, 2002 at
Eminence, Missouri. Together they brought 5 children to this union. He was a
member of Praise Assembly Church at Summersville, Missouri and enjoyed the
fellowship of many family and friends.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Tabor, Nell (McBride) Tabor,
brothers, Raymond Tabor, Bill Tabor, sisters, Katherine Melton and Pauline
Tabor, son Kenneth Tabor, and infant son Carl Tabor Jr., step-son Jason
Shoults, brothers-in-law Kenneth Enloe, James Barton and Bill Hogan,
father-in-law James Enloe and brother-in-law Dwight Phelps and
daughter-in-law Linda Tabor.
To mourn his passing he leaves the love of his life, Shirley Enloe Tabor
of the home in West Plains, Missouri; sons, Tim and wife Terri Tabor of
Farmington, MO, Kevin and wife Kathy Tabor of Festus ,Missouri
sisters, Elda Phelps of Mountain View, Missouri,
Bennie Baumgarten and husband Roy from Cedar Hill, Missouri,
Hazel Easkey and husband Dale from St. Clair, Missouri,
brothers, Bob Tabor and wife Jean of Evansville, Indiana, Cliff Tabor and
wife Jo of Mountain View, Missouri; step-daughter Tammy Younger and husband
Shane of West Plains, Missouri, daughter-in-law Trista and husband Jon of
Sullivan, Missouri. He was blessed with 9
grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Carl is also survived by a host
of other family members, which he loved and they loved him in return.
Carl spent most of his life in the timber industry. He often joked with his
father-in-law that he had sawdust in his veins. He was an avid golfer; he
never met a stranger, always willing to help anyone in need, loved his family
If there is a golf course in heaven we can picture him teeing off with
Kenny, his golfing buddy.
Funeral Services are Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 10 AM at Bradford Funeral
Home with Rev. Arvel Schweighauser officiating. Interment will be in Antioch
Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences may be
left at brdfordfuneralhome.net
Funeral Services for Mr. Johnny Buhler age 64, a resident of the Hartshorn area will be Monday afternoon, August 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville.
Visitation will be held Monday, August 12 from 12 Noon to service time at 2:00 pm at Chapel
Visitation will be held Friday evening, August 2nd, 2013 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 3rd, at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Emmett Bradford and Rev. James Bradford officiating.
Mr. Patterson will be cremated and will be buried at a later date under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Ruby Marie Spacek of Summersville, Missouri left us to be with the Lord, Sunday, July 28th, 2013. Ruby was born to John & Lydie Goodin on June 25, 1928 making her age at death, 85 years old. Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Eric Spacek.
During their 49 years of marriage, Ruby and Milton had 2 children, Barbara Elaine Wallander married to Dale Wallander of Mtn. View, Missouri; and Richard Dennis Spacek married to Donna Spacek of Fordland, Missouri.
Barb gave Milton and Ruby the precious gift of 2 grandchildren, Melissa Hinson, married to Derek Hinson and Landon Cook, married to Angela Cook. Rick added 3 more grandchildren to the blessing, Jennifer Hutson, married to Chase Hutson, Ericka Armstrong, married to Gary Armstrong, and Richard Eric Spacek, married to Amanda Spacek.
Ruby was then further blessed by the addition of 10 great grandchildren, Hailey, Luke, Lily, McCartney, Sophia, Creek, Jesse James, Emma, Myles and Khloe. Milton and Ruby also had a host of beloved nieces and nephews that all knew that love and potential memories were always readily available in their home.
Ruby had 4 sisters and 3 brothers. She was preceded in death by Thomas Goodin, Irene Foshe, John Goodin, and Viola Leek. Survived by Edna Foshe of Houston, Earl Goodin of St. Louis, and Mary Tune of Summersville. Throughout their lives they remained very close and in almost constant contact living out a great example of what family can mean.
Ruby accepted the Lord as her savior in the summer of 1947 on a Wednesday night along side her sister Mary. The Lord blessed her with a good life.
In Ruby’s early years she graduated from high school and went on to receive her teaching certificate. She taught in a 1 room school until she married her sweetheart.
Milton and Ruby were married on April 5, 1947 in the pastor’s home with Brother in law Mike and his wife Peg as witnesses. They made their first home in Pilot Rock, Oregon, but they soon returned to Summersville where they lived in the same home on hwy 17 until Milton’s death. Grandma enjoyed quilting professionally from this home. Milton assisted her with the quilting business after he retired from the lumber business.
Milton and Ruby lived by example a life filled with Christ by being active at Oakside Community Church. Here they helped cultivate a family built on Godly principles. They gave their children a strong foundation and helped them establish their own relationships with Christ . A focus on a faith based life has been passed down through their children and grandchildren. Ruby and Milton created a Spacek family that is knit together with a love of Jesus, caring attitudes and a spirit of generosity.
There is no shortage of great memories: time spent drinking an ever available glass of lemonade, cross stitching, sewing, learning the fine art of quilt making, gardening, making donuts or the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookies among Ruby’s children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Grandma was a room mother for both her kids years of school. Making doughnuts and sweetrolls for parties. She also had snacks ready for sports games.
Her grandkids all remember that grandma made the best waffles and even as they grew into adulthood insisted on cutting them into perfect yummy little squares filled with love. She also regularly let the grandkids have 1 cookie before supper. She also took time to braid all the granddaughters and their friends hair for the sports teams and make them spaghetti before their big games. Ruby gave her family flavorful memories.
Around Summersville there was a very special part of Ruby’s family- a group of ladies known as “the sisters”. These ladies included Edna Foshe, Mary Lois Tune, Ruby Spacek and their sister in law Mary Lee Goodin. These ladies were usually found together for life’s everyday and special events. They leaned on each other and lived life truly together. Celebrating life’s daily and special events as solid sisters. Though distance separated them, they always kept their heart’s in touch with all their siblings with faithful effort driven by love for each other.
These memories are part of a beautiful tribute to a great woman’s life and the everlasting impression she left on those lucky enough to have a relationship with her, we will miss her, and will always draw on the kindness she left us with and the love we always knew she had for us.
Services will be held Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 11:00 Am at Oakside Church with Rev’s Richard Spacek, Dale Wallander, George Smith and Dean Goldsmith officiating. Visitation will be at Bradford Funeral Home Monday evening from 5:30 to 8 PM. Interment will be in Oakside Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net