Rev. Alva M. Trowbridge

Alva M. Trowbridge the son of Floyd and Oville (Smith)Trowbridge was born June 27, 1927 at Kansas City, Missouri and passed away at the Beautiful Savior Nursing Home in Belton, Missouri on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 making his age 87 years 2 months 5 days.

Alva was united in marriage to Inez Marie Pruitt, May 28, 1946. To their union they were blessed with 1 daughter Tammy Lynn.

He was a member of the American Legion. He was a First Church of God pastor and pastored at the these churches, Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Flat, Missouri; Summersville, Missouri; Von, Louisiana; Craig, Missouri; Mountain View, Missouri; Chanute, Kansas; Hartville, Missouri. He retired in Summersville, Missouri after preaching at the Church of God for approximately 12 years.

He served in the the Unites States Marine Core-First Air Wing in the Korean War, then serving in the Army reserves. He attended college at Gulf Coast Bible College in Houston, Texas. Before he became a minister he worked at farming, and Russell Stover Candy in Kansas City where he learned how to make delicious candy.

Alva loved to bowl and was on several teams. He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, and playing his juice harp , singing and going to school basketball games. He especially found pleasure in visiting with his church family.

Preceding in death are his parents, infant brother, sister Emma Mills, and one infant grandson.

Surviving him in death; his wife Inez Trowbridge; daughter Tammy Webster of Kansas City, Missouri, brother Clarence Trowbridge of El Dorado Springs, Missouri; six grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held for Alva Trowbridge; Friday evening September 5, 2014 with Family and Friends from 5 to 7 PM .
Funeral Services will be Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 2:00 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville, with Rev. Randy Brooks officiating. Burial and Military Honors will be at Mount Olive Cemetery near Mountain View, Missouri under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net

Raymond Crane

William Raymond Crane the son of Bill Crane and Evelyn (Bryson) Crane Sykes was born December 19, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri. He passed away at his home on Wednesday morning, August 27th, 2014 making his age 59 years.

Raymond was united in marriage to Christene Ann Levan and to their union they were blessed with 5 children, Nathan, Chris, Josh, Cassie and Wendi.

Raymond grew up in the Summersville community, graduating from Summersville High School. He enjoyed pitching horseshoes, watching football, cold beer and a good steak, party poker and a good laugh. He loved being with his family and doing things with them. He had a big heart.

He is preceded in death by his father Bill Crane.

Those left to mourn his passing are his wife Christene, children, Nathan, Chris, Josh, Cassie and Wendi. Raymond is also survived by his mother Evelyn Crane Sykes, sister, Andree Havens (Ray), brothers, Billy (Linda) and Howard; and one aunt Lucille Allen, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net

Mr. Lawrence H. Young

Lawrence Hizer Young the son of George William and Easter (Odom) Young was born at White Bluff in Shannon County, Missouri on May 20, 1916. Lawrence passed away at his home surrounded by his loved ones on Tuesday morning, August 12, 2014 making his age 98 years.

He was united in marriage to Ersell Lida Bridges October 10, 1947 and they were blessed with12 children, Delbert, Herschel, Cerchel, Juanita, Ruthie, Larry (Lanny), Almeta, Eugene, Wanda, Glen, Roberta and Alta (my baby).

Lawrence served in the United States Army serving in World War II serving from October 20, 1941 to November 5, 1945..
During is life Lawrence worked hard to provide for his family, as a industrial mechanic, ran a county road grader, hauled cordwood.
He was a faithful member of the Summersville Assembly of God Church. He had a deep and abiding faith in his Savior.

His favorite thing was hunting, where it be a coon or possum, deer, turkey, squirrel, or any thing else, as long as he was in the woods. He could often be found up town visiting with friends. He never met a stranger, because he consider them friends. He was known for his kindness and his generosity, often giving his abundance of garden produce to others.

Preceding in death are his parents, George and Easter, his beloved wife Ersell, son Eugene and twin infant sons, Herschel and Cerchel, daughters, Roberta and Almeta, granddaugther Angela and great granddaughter Topanga; brothers, Othel Leland, Edward Elzie, George Roland.

Surviving are his children, Delbert King and wife Diane of Shelton, Washington; Juanita Elfline and husband Melvin of Summersville, Missouri; Ruthie James and husband Ray of Elk Creek, Missouri; Lawrence (Larry, Lanny) Young and wife Janet of Winona, Missouri; Wanda German and husband Dean of Hartshorn, Missouri; Glen Young of Summersville, Missouri; Alta James and husband David of Licking, Missouri, son-in-law Dennis Schneider and daughter-in-law Rita Young. He is also survived by brothers, Wayne Young and wife Olive of Summersville, Missouri, Ollie Dean Young of Antioch, California; Hershel Cordell Young of West Point,California, and sister Marjorie Neagle and husband Norman of Summersville, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Virginia Young and Betty Young .
He was much loved by many grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 2:00PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Archie Taylor officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 16,
from 6 to 8 PM at Bradford Chapel. Interment will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net

Mrs . Inez Miller

Inez Louise Miller, age 91, was born February 14, 1923 in Gladden
Missouri to Orin Hurt and Eva Orleana Blake Hurt. She passed away
Monday evening, August 11, 2014 with many of her loved ones by her
side.

She was united in marriage to Roland L. Miller February 26, 1946. She
was a faithful member of the Summersville Christian Church until she
moved in 2009 to Edwardsville, Illinois.

She worked at Angelica uniform factory in Summersville for 38 years.
She helped Roland on the family farm.

Preceding in death is her beloved husband Roland, her mother and
father Orin and Eva, brothers Norman, Erman and Dewayne, sisters
Lucille Bilbrey and Ruby Morton, brother-in-law Harold Miller and
sister-in-law Jean Fleming.

She is survived by her brother Ervin Royal Hurt and wife Christine of
Granite City, Illinois; sister-in-law Sue Hurt of Edwardsville, Illinois and a host of nieces
and nephews that she considered her children.

Visitation will be held for Inez Miller Friday evening August 15, 2014
with Family time from 5 to 6 PM and the family will receive friends
from 6 to 8 PM. Funeral Serviced will be Saturday, August 16, 2014 at
10:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville, with Rev.
Paul Hamm officiating.

Mrs. Evelyn Curlile

Mrs. Evelyn Lorraine Curlile was the daughter of Ernest Ludwig Roessler and Maude Mae Province Roessler. She was born August 9, 1928 in Broken Bow, Nebraska, and passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the Ozark River Manor in Ozark, Missouri, making her age 86 years.

Evelyn was united in marriage to Glen Maurice Curlile in 1947 and to their union 5 children were born, Gary Wayne, Sharon Lorraine, Marion Glen, Carolyn Marie, John Lesley.

She attended the Teachers Institute, and taught school 2 years in Nebraska. She also worked as a book-keeper at Denver Dry Goods in Denver Colorado. When her children were born she became a housewife and mother. After her children were raised she worked for 10 years in the laundry dept at the hospital in Broken Bow, which was in walking distance of her home.

She moved to Missouri in the late 1990’s due to health issues. While living in Arroll, Missouri she attended Midvale Church where she made many friends. She was an avid reader, reading just about anything she could find. She loved to travel and could be ready to go anywhere at a minutes notice. While a resident of the Ozark River Manor she kept up with friends and what was happening through reading the Summersville Beacon. She was faithful to read her bible and loved attending church and being with the church family. She moved many times during her life, but she would always find a church close enough to walk to. Her faith was an important part of her life.

She is preceded in death by her father Ernest and mother Maude.

She is survived by her children, Gary Curlile and wife Pat, of the Arroll Community, near Summersville, Missouri, Sharon Joyce and husband Jim of the Omaha area, Marion Curlile of Broken Bow, Nebraska, Carolyn Curlile of Reno, Nevada and John Curlile of Genoa, Nebraska; and one sister Shirley Thorton also of Broken Bow, Nebraska. Evelyn is also survived by 15 grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, August 12, at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville from 6 to 8 PM.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, August, 13, 2014 at 11:00 A M at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. James Bradford Officiating. Interment will in Arroll Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online Condolences maybe left at bradfordfuneralhome.net

Robert Case

Cecil Robert Case, the son of Roy Case and Doris Bowman Case, was born February 8th, 1941 in Summersville, Missouri. He passed away at the Apple Valley nursing home in Sebastopol, California on Saturday June 8th, 2013, making his age 72 years.
Bob was united in marriage to Beverly Lammerding. To their union two children were born, Kirsten Elaine Case Cano and Erika Anne Case.
Bob grew up in the Summersville area and graduated from Houston High School in 1958, where his mother Doris was teaching at the time. He attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri on a full scholarship as an organ and sacred music major. Music was an integral part of his life as he served as minister of music for several churches to include Third Baptist Church St. Louis, Missouri, Faith Baptist Church Summersville, Missouri, and Church of the Open Door San Rafael, California. Bob also enjoyed learning about and working with computers and started his own computer printer ribbon company. Throughout his life, Bob shared his gifts of music and computers, making a tremendous impact in many lives.
Bob is preceded in death by his father and mother, Roy and Doris Case.
Surviving are his daughter Kitty Cano and fiance’ Alan Johnson, and grandson Bo Cano of Kaneohe, Hawaii, his daughter Erika Case of Willard, Missouri, his ex-wife Beverly Case of Willard, Missouri, his brother John Case and wife Pat Case of Livermore, California, his nephews and nieces John Jr., Leslie, Marcia, and Jerry and their spouses and several great nieces and nephews.
Bob was a born again Christian who believed in the saving, changing power of Jesus Christ. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ.

Memorial Services will be Saturday August 16th, 2014 at Faith Baptist Church near Summersville at 1:00 PM with Rev. Mike Pitts officiating. Mr. Case has been interred in Summersville City Cemetery. Services are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Online Condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net.

Mrs. Lucy Reed

Funeral Services for Mrs. Lucy Reed, age 83, will be held Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 AM.
Visitation will be held Monday evening, July 28th, 2014 from 6 to 8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

Mr. Albert Morgan

Albert L. Morgan, of St. Charles, Missouri, died on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the age of 79. He was born January 26, 1935 at Raymondville, MO, to his parents, the late Byrd K. and Anna E. Morgan.
He was the loving husband of Lelia Y. Morgan; devoted father of Gary Mike Morgan, Connie (Joel) Nelson, Sherry Chance and Barbara (Jim) Gausepohl; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; dear brother of Karl.
He is preceded in death by his son John Chance and his parents.
Albert loved being a daddy, loved playing pool and antique cars. He will be dearly missed. He served in the United States Army from Jan 19, 1956 to Jan 16, 1959.

St. Charles: Services: The family is being served by The Baue Funeral Home, 620 Jefferson Street, St. Charles, MO where visitation will be held Saturday, July 19, 2014 2:00-3:00 pm.
Summersville: Funeral Service: Monday, July 21, 2014, at 2:00 pm Bradford Funeral Home, 305 North Main Street, Summersville, MO with a visitation from 12:00-2:00 pm. Interment and Military Rites will be in Antioch Cemetery. Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice or the Salvation Army.
Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net

Mrs. Alma Webb

Alma Gerline (Uhl) Webb the daughter of Francis Lonnie Uhl and Pearlie (Miller) Uhl was born January 8, 1938 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Surrounded by her loving family she peacefully went to Heaven Monday, July 14, 2014 making her age 76 years.

Alma was united in to marriage to Glen Webb, February 13, 1960. To their union three children were born, Glenda, Michael, and Rose.

Alma was a homemaker and enjoyed her family. She loved spending time with her grandson Josh, and her children.

She is preceded in death by her husband Glenn Webb, her father and mother, Francis and Pearlie Uhl; her sisters and brothers, Ella Jane, Dorothy Louise, Edward, Panzie, Angline, Luther Roland, Robert Franklin, Donald Gene, Lavene Wilma, Irene Carry, James O.C., Bettie Rosena, Birtha Mae, Beatrice, son-in-law Allen Tuttle.

Alma is survived by her children: Glenda Barker and husband Ross, Michael Webb, Rose Tuttle; one grandson Josh Tuttle, step-son Richard Webb and wife Daphne, and sister Neoma Shirley Barnes, and Alma’s special friends, Alfie and Greg.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00 Am at Midvale Church with Rev. James Bradford. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6 to 8 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Midvale Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Online condolences maybe left at bradfordfuneralhome.net

Jeffrey Vaughn

Jeffrey Allen Vaughn, the son of Raymond E. and R Fern (Nave) Vaughn was born in Baltimore, Maryland on August 19, 1947. He passed away at his home in the Flat Rock Community on July 14, 2014. making his age 66.

Preceding in death are his Father, Raymond E. Vaughn and one great niece, Ashlyn Rutenkroger. Surviving are his brother, Michael R. Vaughn and wife, Sharon. of the home; nephews, Gregory A. Vaughn and wife, Tammy, of Mena, AR.; Eric E. Vaughn and wife, Monica, of Springdale, AR; one niece, Heather J. Ruterkroger and husband, Scott, of Wapole, NH; Grand Nephews, Seth Stewart, Fort Smith, AR; Benjamin and Colton Vaughn, Springdale, AR; Heinrich and Owen Rutenkroger, Wapole, NH; Grand Nieces: Katrina Rowe and husband, Landon, Mena, AR; Shelby Vaughn, Mena, AR; Myranda Vaughn, Arkadelphia, AR. Clarissa Rutenkroger, Wapole, NH.

A celebration of Jeffrey’s life will be held Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville at 2:00 PM.

Jeffrey spent his whole life in a handicap body. Today we rejoice because he has a new body.

Online condolences maybe left a bradfordfuneralhome.net

Charles “Monty” Masengill

Charles Monty Masengill was the son of Harbert Masengill and Nova Jean Dixon. He was born on October 1, 1949 in Summersville, MO and passed away on July 9, 2014 at his home in Jackson, MO at 64 years old.

Monty was united in marriage to Terry Lee Shockley on October 8, 1974. They had three daughters, Tammy, Montica, and Charlie.

Monty served in the United States Army from 1967 to 1970 and was deployed in the Vietnam War. After serving his country, he spent his working years as a long-haul truck driver.

Monty is preceded in death by his father Herbert Masengill, his mother Nova Jean Dixon Terrill, granddaughter Christal Taylor, his brother Curtis Terrill, and his step-father Robert Terrill.

He is survived by his wife, Terry, of Jackson, MO; daughter Tammy (David) Taylor and their children, Charles, Donald, and Kimberly, of Wallace, KS; daughter Montica Babers and her sons, Derrick, Nick, and Phillip, of Jackson, MO; daughter Charlie Masengill and her daughter, Remi, of Jackson, MO; step-mother Nealma Masengill of Mountain Grove, MO; sisters Kay Terrill White and Karen Helton (Kevin) of Summersville, MO, Connie (Pat) Stuart of Willow Spring, MO; and brother Jerry (Michelle) Masengill of Springfield, MO. He also leaves numerous, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 3 to 6 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Family memories at 6 PM.

MaKenzi Lynn Batchelor

Funeral Services for MaKenzi Lynn Batchelor, age 9, will be held Saturday, June 28th, at Bradford Funeral Chapel at 11:00 Am.
Visitation will be Friday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery near Hartshorn, MO.

Patsy Louise Hebert

Patsy Louise (Lee) Hebert was the daughter of Leon and Opal Ruth (Dewitt) Lee. She was born July 14th, 1951 at Raymondville, Missouri and passed away from injuries due to a vehicle accident on Monday, June 23, 2014 making her age 62 years 11 months and 9 days.

Patsy was united in marriage to Leonard DeSalme Hebert on January 6th, 1967.To this union they had 8 children, Robert, Lenny, Anna, Charlotte, Michael, Raymond, Jennifer and William. Lenny and Patsy also raised several grandchildren over the years: Jese, Patsy, Mikey, and Lil’ Lenny.

Patsy was a member of the Eunice Baptist Church and dearly loved her church family. Patsy had been delivering meals to the Senior Citizens of the Summersville area for over 10 years. She enjoyed going out to breakfast, yard sales, flea markets and spending her Saturday mornings with the love of her life Len. She loved her children, including all the extra ones that called her Mom. Patsy had a green thumb when it came to her plants and flowers.

Patsy is preceded in death by her sons, Robert and Raymond Hebert, her parents, Leon and Opal Lee, brother Bobbie Lee, and several sisters-in-law, uncles, aunts and her niece Misty Lee.

Surviving of the home is her husband Leonard of Summersville, Missouri, son Jamie Hebert of Summersville, Missouri, daughter Anna Anderson and husband Carl of Houston, Missouri, daughter Charlotte Keeling and husband Chris of Eminence, Missouri, Michael Hebert and wife Vikki of Summersville, Missouri, daughter Jennifer Blackwell and husband Denver of Salem, Missouri,William Hebert and fiance Felica Batchelor of Houston, Missouri, two daughters-in-law, Jessie Hebert of Summersville, Missouri and Rita Hebert White of Cuba, Missouri; her siblings, Danny Lee and girlfriend Lisa Richardson of Mountain View, Missouri, Leroy Lee and girlfriend Betty Gage of Ottawa, Kansas, David Lee of Salem, Missouri, Karen Shroup and husband Joe of Salem, Missouri, Theresa Villarreal of Houston, Missouri, Barbara Ford and husband Everett of Salem, Missouri, Carol Ann Roe and husband Butch of Fitch, Texas, Donna Ruth Heavin of Mountain View, Missouri. Patsy is also survived by a host of extra children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grand-kids

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Bradford Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Burial will be in Midvale Cemetery near Summersville, MO under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences maybe left at bradfordfuneralhome.net

Donald Jean (Doc) McDermith

Donald Jean “Doc” McDermith, was born August 29, 1927 in Christian County, Illinois to  Jesse Warren McDermith and  Mable Alice Howerton McDermith.  Doc entered into Glory on Wednesday morning, June 11, 2014 at Mountain View Health Care, Mountain View, Missouri, making his age 86 years.
Doc and Mary Jane (Janey) Harbert were married June 25, 1948, and to their union 1 daughter Carol Ann, and 3 sons, Monte, Scott and Roger were born. Janie lost her battle to cancer in 1997.  Doc married Jerri-Anne Barkha Bullin, December 12, 1999 and Barkha brought to their union one son Shay.

Doc graduated from Rosamond, Illinois High School. He attended Illinois College for 1 year, then Texas A&M from 1945 to 1946, and after serving as an Army Medic for 13 months In Germany, returned to finish is degree in 1951, achieving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Doc had a mixed veterinarian practice for 20 years in Nokomis, Illinois, and a large animal practice for 20 years in Summersville, Missouri. After his second by-pass surgery he retired in 1997. He often joked that his practice was more about people and their love for their animals. He maintained a registered Angus herd from 10 to 350 cows for 34 years. After dispersing the herd in 1985 he kept busy with Angus heifers for commercial herd replacements. He was very proud to be the owner of San Peppy Doc who took 2nd place in the Missouri Futurity Cutting Horse in 1985.
He was one of 10 owners and directors of Nokomis Golden Manor Nursing Home. He held many offices in his life and was very community minded: President of Illinois Angus Association, President of South Central Illinois Angus Association, President of Illinois Beef Improvement Federation, President of Nokomis Saddle Club, President of Central Illinois Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinarian for Illinois Angus Association, President of Summersville Saddle Club, Shannon County Missouri  Farm Family of the year, Texas County Missouri Cattleman’s Plaque for outstanding and dedicated to the organization, Member of Summersville Methodist Church, Director of Summersville Community Bank NA, Member of Missouri Farm Bureau, Shannon County, MO, Lifetime member of National Limousine Association, member of American Angus Association, Member of American Quarter Horse Association. Doc enjoyed his veterinary practice, farming and raising cattle. In his retirement he enjoyed trail riding and spending time with family and friends. He even found time to pen a book of his life experiences.
Doc was a faithful member of the Summersville Methodist Church for 38 years.

Preceding Doc in death are his first wife Mary Jane (Harbert), his infant daughter Carol Ann, three sons Monte, Scott and Roger; daughter-in-law Paula and grandson Dusty,  his father Jesse and mother Mabel; his sister Phyliss McAfee and brother Jim McDermith.

He is survived by his wife Jerri-Anne Barkha Bullin-McDermith of the home in Summersville, Missouri, five grandchildren: Josh and Holly Sargant; Rhianna Bannick, Joni Herron, Jessi McDermith, 6 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild,  stepson Shay Bullin and his son Jett of Denver, North Carolina,
Nieces, Melanie,Cindy, Debbie,Vicki, Kim and nephews, Rick and Ronnie.
Visitation will be held at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville Friday evening June 13, 2014 from 5:30 to 8 PM; Visitation will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home Pana, Illinois from 5 to 8 PM. Services will be Sunday June 15 at the McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 2 PM with Burial in Rosamond Grove Cemetery.

Betty Florice Smith

Betty Florice (Lewis) Smith was born June 12, 1932 at Round Springs, Missouri, to Lotus Hugh Lewis and Willia Orphia Patterson. She went to be with her Heavenly Father on May 29, 2014 at Mountain View Health Care, Mountain View, Missouri following a long battle with congestive heart failure and alzheimers.

Betty married Howard Elmer Smith on July 3, 1949. To this union two children were born: Vivian Elaine and Kennith DaWayne. Betty and Howard were divorced in 1998.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Helen “Bernice” Newby and Maude “Rose Ann” Rubert; and one son-in-law, Jerry Lee Stilley.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Vivian Stilley of Houston, Missouri; son Kennith Smith and wife Sandy of Summersville, Missouri;four grandchildren, Kristie (Stilley) Vincent and husband Bryan, Florice (Stilley) Pearce and husband Jack, Kalenna (Smith) Wilson and husband Shan, and Dustin Smith and wife Tanya; two great -grandchildren, Jon and Kate Vincent; one brother Douglas Lewis and wife Linda; and one sister sister, Stella “Norma Jean” Thompson.

As a young girl, Betty’s family frequently moved, but her most cherishes memories were of her time spent on Sinkin Creek in Dent County, Missouri; which is where she was baptized. She loved to reminisce about times spent with grandparents and family near Sinkin Creek. She especially loved to recall the various mischief she would get in to with her sister Bernice and her cousin Louise (Shockley) Keeling.

Betty attended high school at Eminence and Summersville, Missouri. In the late 1940’s her family moved to Oregon to work in the timber industry. At the age of 17 she began working for the U.S. Forest Service monitoring fires and the weather from a fire tower. During this time she married Howard Smith, who had also relocated to Oregon from Shannon County, Missouri. During the early years of their marriage, Howard and Betty lived in Oregon (where their two children were born), Colorado, and Missouri. They permanently relocated to Summersville, Missouri in 1958. Betty worked various jobs in the Summersville area, eventually working as a secretary at Harmon Insurance Agency for 33 years.

In her spare time, Betty was a talented artist. She was accomplished in oil painting, ceramics, sewing, and sketching. Betty also restored vintage dolls for customers nation-wide. She was rarely idle, as she always had a craft project in progress. Her grandchildren have many fond memories of hours spent at the kitchen table doing crafts. That same kitchen table hosted many of her fine culinary treats. She was known for her fried chicken and exceptional fudge!

Betty was also known for her beautiful flowers and gardens. She enjoyed the vibrant colors of nature, whether it be flowers, birds, or sunsets. That love of color carried through to her artwork, her wardrobe, and her ever-present lipstick (Which she never failed to wear)!

Betty Loved to travel and would never pass up a good adventure. Now, on her final journey, she is sure to enjoy the destination. She began her journey with Christ at an early age, and after many long winding roads she will be finally be able to rest in his arms. She will be missed and never forgotten by those she leaves behind, but she can at last smile down on us free from all worries and pain.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, June 1st, 2014 at 2 :00 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Steelman officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday evening, May 31, from 6 to 8 PM at Bradford Chapel. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

Clara “Pauline” Gum

Clara Pauline Gun the daughter of of Thomas Andy Franklin and Ethel Irene (Stewart) Franklin was born January 28, 1954 at Anderson, Indiana and passed away at the Willow Care Nursing Home in Willow Springs, Missouri on Monday, May 26, 2014 making her age 60 years 3 months and 28 days.

She was blessed with three children.

She attended Bethel Community Church until she became ill. She like going places, playing games and especially loved spending time with great niece Bailey.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father Thomas and Ethel Franklin, and 1 sister Mary Birdsong.

Pauline is survived by her children, Lowell Gum of Houston, Missouri, Christopher Reynolds of Columbia South Carolina, Cassandra Holloway of Arkansas, 4 sisters, Beverly Flowers of Willow Springs, Mabel Richards of Springfield, Missouri, Susie Twyford of Bucyrus, Missouri and Sarah Smith of Houston, Missouri, six brothers, Thomas Franklin of Yukon, Missouri, Jim Franklin of Yukon, Missouri, Clancey Franklin of Mountain View, Missouri, Les Franklin of Houston, Missouri Roger Franklin of Houston, Missouri and Larry Franklin of Shipman, Illinois, 4 grandchildren and a lot of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Steelman officiating. Visitation will be held Friday evening May 30th, from 5 to 8 PM at Bradford Chapel. Services are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

Clyde L. Wagner Jr.

Clyde L. Wagner Jr., known to his family and many friends as Tadpole, was born May 1, 1967 at Farmington, Missouri to his parents, Clyde L. Wagner Sr. and Gladys Jonell (Jones) Wagner.
Clyde passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, Missouri, Saturday evening, May 10, 2014, making his age 47 years and 9 days.

He had spent the last 12 years of his life with his girlfriend Angie Hanger. They had many happy times together.
He enjoyed barbecue’s and spending time with his three beloved dogs, Babygirl, Captain and Shadow.
He liked to hang out with his friends, family and riding motorcycles. His favorite pastime was kicking back on the couch and spending time with his girlfriend Angie and helping his mother Gladys and his sister Becky.

He is preceded in death by his father Clyde L. Wagner Sr. and a great niece Hannah N. Jennings.

Clyde is survived by his mother Gladys J. Wagner of Hartshorn, Missouri, his sister Becky Ipock and husband Joe of Summersville, Missouri, his girlfriend Angie Hanger of Winona, Missouri, 2 nephews, DJ Jennings and Cody Jennings and wife Sasha all of the Summersville area, great nieces, Hailey N. Jennings and Madaline M. Jennings, great nephew Darringer JL Jennings and niece Amy Laughlin Jennings and a host of other family members and many friends.

Memorial services for Clyde L. Wagner Jr. will be held Saturday, May 31st, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating.

Roger Glen Mendenhall

Roger Glen Mendenhall was born October 18, 1961 in Texas County, Missouri to Willard J. Mendenhall and Margaret M. Lynch Mendenhall and passed way at Mountain View Health Care on Friday, May 2, 2014 making his age 52 years 6 months and 14 days.

Roger first marriage blessed him with 2 children, Bradley and Melissa. Roger later married Judy Smith of Mountain View, Missouri and he was blessed with a daughter Christina.

Roger was blessed with 8 grandchildren, Tristan, Colden, Justin, and Taylor, Ty, Natalie, Ethan and Haisley.
Roger grew up and attended school in Summersville after high school graduation he served in the United States Army. He later worked at Custom Metal Finishing until his health forced an early disability. When Roger was healthy he enjoyed dune buggies and in this hobby made a special friend Keith Briggs. Roger enjoyed hunting and always looked forward to the Mendenhall Family Deer Camp with his son Brad, brothers, Gary and Lindell, nephews, David, Daniel, Jeff and Scott.

Roger was preceded in death by his mother Margaret, his father Willard, brother Earl and his grandparents.

Roger is survived by his wife Judy, son Bradley, daughters, Melissa Gray and husband Jonathan, and Christina Watkins and husband Randall, his 8 grandchildren, his sister Janet Estes, brothers, Lindell Mendenhall and wife Sandy, Gary Mendenhall and wife Terri, his nephews and nieces and host of other family members and friends.

Memorial Services and Military Rites will be held Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7 PM at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville. Visitation will be held Friday evening May 9th from 5 to 7 PM under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

Verla Mae Hodge

Verla Mae Hodge, known as Mae was born in Salem, Missouri to Joseph Barlow (Bob) Martin and Mary Ethel (Counts) Martin on August 29, 1934. Mae passed away at Mountain View Health Care in Mountain View, Missouri on May 1st, 2014 making her age 79 years 8 months and 2 days.

She was united in marriage to Vester Guern Hodge, May 17, 1966. Guern was the father to 12 children whom Mae loved.

Mae and Guern moved from St. Louis and made their home in Summersville. Mae was worked at the Angelica Uniform Factory in Summersville for many years.

She was a faithful member at Midvale Church and attended until she went to live at Mountain View Health Care. Many in the church called her the Candy Lady. She loved to pass out candy on Sunday mornings. She was a dedicated worker for the Summersville Senior Center as a volunteer. Her neighbors will remember her for her delicious zucchini cookies and peanut butter fudge.

When her health declined in December of 2010 she went to live at Mountain View Health Care, where she loved the staff and the residents. She would often say I’m glad I’m here. Those who loved and cared for her knew her as Gran or Granny Mae.

Preceding her in death are her husband Guern Hodge, her parents, Bob and Mary Martin, sisters, Elizabeth (Liz) Psalmonds, Lois Stotler, brothers Noah Martin and Robert Martin and a infant brother Jake Martin.

Survivng are Guern’s children, Daniel, Jimmy, Harold, Ricky,Paul, Tony, Stony and Cody Hodge, Thelma Jean Crider, Sonya Hodge, Colleen Nikkari, nieces, Susan Asher and husband John of Boss, Missouri, Crystal Hughes and husband Alfred of Salem, Missouri, Shirley Chiles and husband Dennis of Arnold, Missouri, Dorothy Stotler of Fletcher, Missouri and Doris Koehler of Robertsville, Missouri and nephews, Bob Psalmonds and wife Linda of Van Buren, Missouri, Sam Stotler of Wright City, Missouri and David Stotler of Lenox, Missouri and host of other family members.

Funeral Services will be held Monday May 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Bradford officiating. Visitation will be Monday, May 5th from 11 Am to 1 PM at Bradford Chapel. Burial will be in Black Pond Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lois Terrill

Lois Margarette (Mitchell) Terrill, daughter of the late William and Fay Mitchell, was born on November 23, 1932 in Summersville, MO, and departed this life in St Louis, MO on April 30, 2014 at the age of 81 years.

Lois was united in marriage on August 26, 1950 to Roy Terrill, who preceded her in death on October 5, 1998. From this union two daughters were born. She is survived by both daughters: Debra Terrill of Arnold, MO, and Sandra (Jack) Oliver of St Louis, MO; also two grandsons: Alex (Lisa) Oliver of Aiken, SC and Adam (Kallie) Oliver of Chesterfield, MO; and two great-grandsons: Henry Oliver and Jack Oliver. She is also survived by two sisters: Stella Wilcox of Farmington, MO, and Dorthea Stuart of Tenino, WA; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Roy, her parents, William and Fay Mitchell; three sisters: Dollie Gobble, Goldie Laird, and Alice Lay; and brothers: Elmer, Earl, and Clyde Mitchell, and twin infant brothers; also by multiple in-laws.

She professed her faith in Christ and was baptized in September 1957, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fenton.

Lois worked for many years in the manufacturing industry, and enjoyed laughter, and spending time with family and friends.
Funeral Services Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 11 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Atchison officiating. Interment in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.