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