Mrs. Idella Pitts

Funeral Services for Mrs. Idella Pitts, age 95 a resident of Summersville, will be held Saturday, January 31, at 1:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville.

Visitation for Mrs. Idella Pitts will be 11:00 am until 1 PM Saturday morning, January 31 at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be in Summersville Cemetery near Summersville

Service are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

Mr. Jack Dale Reese

Funeral Services for Jack Dale Reese, age 80 a resident of the Excelsior Springs, Missouri will be held Thursday, January 29, at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville.

Visitation for Jack Dale Reese will be Thursday afternoon at 1:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial and Military Honors will be in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery near Summersville

Service are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

Emmett Bradford

George Emmett Bradford, son of George Thomas Bradford and Maudie Belle (Combs) Bradford, was born on November 14, 1923 in Clear Springs, MO, and entered into his Heavenly home, January 25, 2015 at Mountain View Healthcare in Mountain View, Missouri making his age of 91 years, 2 months and 11days.
His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him throughout his lifetime and ultimately gave him his Heavenly reward.
Emmett bravely served his country in World War II, serving from 1944 – 1946, and was deployed to the Philippians. He was awarded several Army medals including the “Army of Occupation” and the “Asiatic Pacific Campaign”.
On March 20, 1951 he married Flora Beth Starnes (after 4 flats and hitching a ride to the church) and to this union they welcomed 3 children to the family, daughter, Waneta, and sons, Doyle and James.
He had many jobs through the years that included logging, farming, raising cattle and he also worked at the Rawlings factory, as well as Will McVickers Pallet Company. Emmett was called to preach in 1954 and became an ordained member of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in 1961. He pastored several area churches including Clear Springs, Pine Hill, Arroll, and Oak Side and held numerous revivals across the country. He always accepted the invitation to preach the gospel.
In 1969, Emmett was asked to fill in as pastor at Midvale Pentecostal Holiness Church, and preached his first message on March 1, 1969. Several years later he was voted in as pastor, making his pastorate at Midvale a total of 46 years.
Emmett was blessed with a loving family. He helped raise his children with discipline and humility. From the very beginning, he dedicated his children to God and encouraged them to explore the beauty of the gospels, leading his youngest son, James to become a minister.
Emmett is survived by his faithful and loving wife of 64 years, Flora Beth; daughter; Waneta Cooper and husband Calvin; sons; Doyle and wife, Colleen; James and wife, Sherry; 8 grandchildren; Larry Cooper and wife, Reta; Don Cooper, Jeff Cooper and wife, Sandy, Joe Cooper and wife, Rae Ann; Michael Cooper and wife, Jennifer; Kezra Chamberlain and husband Jeff; Amanda Prewett and husband Jamie; James Bradford, Jr. and wife, Lisa; 18 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren, his brother Elmer and wife, Yvonne; and sister May Linderer, brother in law, Arlo Starnes and wife Lois, and sister in law Kay Rice and husband Erwin, a host of nieces and nephews;
He is preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Woodrow and Gene, twin sisters Ella and Ellen; an infant sister, infant granddaughter, infant great granddaughter, a great grandson and twin infant great grandsons.
He is dearly missed by his loved ones, and a devoted church congregation, who celebrate the fact that he is at peace with his Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5:8 states “To be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Midvale Church with Rev. James Bradford officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home. Interment and Military Honors will be held at Midvale Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online Condolences May be left at

Mr. Roger Dale Stark

Roger Dale Stark the sixth child of John Ralph and Rosie Susie (Smith) Stark was born February 8, 1952 at Hartshorn, Missouri. Roger was surrounded by his family when he passed away at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, Friday, January 23, 2015, making his age 62 years 11 months and 15 days.

Roger was united in marriage to Wilma Gladys Hogan on October 7, 1978. They were blessed with three children, Jodi, Erin and Cody.

Roger spent his working years in the timber, he loved working outside. After he became disabled he could often be found outside riding his four-wheeler with Gator his dog. If you ask him what he enjoyed most, he would tell you spending time with his children and grandchildren. Family was very important to him. He loved the family “gatherings” at the house. He was a jack of all trades; he would say, “let me think about it”. After some thought he would have the answer on how to fix what ever need fixing and proceed to fix it. He was a talented person who could do most anything he set his mind to.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Ralph and Susie, infant daughter Mariah, son-in-law Brad Kinserlow, brothers, Junior Stark, Dean Stark, Raymond Stark, brother-in-law, Bill Hogan, Kenny Enloe, Carl Tabor, Jim Barton and Hans Shelton; step-father Frank Counts, father and mother-in-law Bill and Alta Hogan.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Wilma, daughters, Jodi Shafer and husband Randy, Erin Kinserlow and Chris Brawley all of Summersville, son Cody Stark and Carrie Smith of Jefferson City, his 6 grandchildren, Bradley and Brett Shafer, Payton and Shae Kinserlow and Dylan all of Summersville, and Amber Brawley of St. Louis, 1 great granddaughter Mia of St. Louis; one sister Wilma Robertson of Hartshorn; two brothers, Dearrell Stark and wife Wanda of Hartshorn, Leroy Stark of Fenly, North Carolina, sister-in-laws Carla Stark, Marilyn (Stark) Lampone, Evelyn Dewitt, Shirley Tabor, Brenda Losh and husband Bud all of Summersville, Bev Barton of Jadwin, Sharon Hogan of Salem, and Jeannie Enloe of Springfield. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial Services will be held Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel at 7:00 PM with Rev. Arvel Schweighauser officiating. Services under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Online condolences may be left at Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

Mrs. Gertrude Rhodes

Gertrude Elviria Rhodes the daughter of Orvin S. Cole and Idella G. Marsh, was born January 13, 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska and passed away at Kansas City Presbyterian Manor, Kansas City, Kansas on Thursday January 22, 2015, making her age 85 years and 9 days.

Gertrude Elviria Rhodes was united in marriage to Houston Joe Rhodes. To their union 3 children were born, Ronald, Debbie, and Sandy.

Gertrude is preceded in death by her husband Houston and daughter Debbie.

Those left to mourn are son Ron Rhodes and wife Susan of Kansas City, Missouri, daughter Sandy Thomas and husband Jack of Golden, Colorado, 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter, 3 sisters Vi Dupif, Shirley Thomas, and Alice and husband Bob Hendren all of Ocala, Florida, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Monday, January 26, 2015 at Summersville City Cemetery at 2:00. Online condolences may be left at

Mr. Walter Joseph Baker

Walter Joseph Baker was the son of Walter Baker and Viola (Idziak) Baker. Walter was born June 23, 1924 at Grand Rapids, Michigan and passed away at Mountain View, Missouri on Saturday, January 17 making his age 90 years 6 months and 24 days.

Walter was united in marriage to Violet, February 11, 1956. To their union two children were born, Joseph Charles Baker and Catherine (Cathy) Underwood.

Walter enjoyed being part of several organizations. Some of those organizations were Knights of Columbus, Boy Scouts of America, VFW, St. Marks in Houston, Missouri, St. Philomena in Carson, California, and the Gardena Camera Club.
Walter also served time in the military where he was drafted into the air force and then transferred to the army by the government where he trained in Georgia then went to Fort Mead, Maryland. Walter was then stationed in the Philippines and rose to the rank of Sargent T-Y. But most of all Walter enjoyed music of all kinds, trains, gardening, traveling, hiking, camping, and photography.

Walter is preceded in death by his father Walter and his mother Viola. Those left to mourn his passing is his wife Violet of Summersville, Missouri, son Joseph Baker of Huntington Beach, California, daughter Catherine Underwood and spouse Bruce Underwood, and one grandson Matthew Underwood all of Cypress, California.

Service will be held on Saturday morning, January 24 at 11:00 AM at St. Mark Parish in Houston, Missouri with Father Matthew Rehraver officiating. Burial illbe in St. John Vianney Cemetery in Mountain View, Missouri under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Online condolences can be left at