Eldon Leroy Derryberry was born November 10, 1929 in Hartshorn as the youngest child to Thomas & Virgie Derryberry. He passed away at Bethesda Nursing Home in Ellisville December 2, 2012, making his age 83 years and 22 days.
He was united in marriage to the late Joyce Nadine (Powell) Derryberry on June 5, 1954, making their union together 51 years and 10 months. To this union three children were born, Roger, Dennis and Pamela.
Eldon was enlisted in the United States Army where he serviced in the Korean War.
Eldon Accepted Christ as his Savior on October 17, 1963, at the age of 34. He was a member of the Fenton Church of Christ.
Preceding him in death are his wife Joyce, daughter-in-law Eileen, his parents Tom & Virgie, and 1 sister Ethel Ennis.
Surviving are his children Roger Derryberry of O’fallon, Dennis Derryberry of Manchester, and Pam Derryberry of Ballwin, four grandchildren George and Kyle Schicker, Madison and Thomas Derryberry, one great grandchild Rowan Schicker, two brothers Ernest (Liz) Derryberry of Pennsylvania, Ray (Vera) Derryberry of Summersville, one sister Eunice (Earl) Goodin of Fenton, one sister-in-law Joan Womack of Houston and one brother Omern (John) Powell of Moberly, a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.
He was a loving person and will be sadly missed by all who know him.
Visitation will be held Wednesday December 5, 2012, at Schrader’s Funeral Home in Ballwin, Services will be held Thursday December 6, 2012, with Bro. Junior Foshe officiating. Burial and Military Honors will be in Antioch Cemetery in Hartshorn under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Gerald Cornelison the son of Burlin Cornelison and Laura Belle Lemon Cornelison was born October 12, 1935 at Peru, Iowa and passed away at Willow Care Nursing Home in Willow Springs, Missouri, Thursday, November 8, 2012 making his age 77 years and 27 days.
Gerald was united in marriage to Irma L. Cornelison. To their union two children were born, Becky May Cornelison and Jerry Wayne Cornelison.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Burlin and Laura; daughter Becky Mae Cornelison Glasford.
Gerald is survived by his wife Irma , brother Boyd Cornelison, two sisters, Shirley Haley and Phyllis Nash; son Jerry and wife Nancy Cornelison, 5 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at Hollis Park in Mapleton, Illinois. Arrangements are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
Anthony (Tony) William Tiff the son of Allen Keith Tiff and Margaret Shaw DePauw was born in Southern California and passed away at Mercy-St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View, Missouri, Sunday morning, October 28, 2012 making his age 49 years and 11 months.
Tony was united in marriage to Garnet Williams, December 22, 1995. To their union two sons were born. Garnett brought to their marriage 3 sons, who Tony raised as his own.
He enjoyed medieval fighting Dagorhir, playing poker. He was talented and enjoyed working on cars. He loved spending time with the boys camping and doing guy stuff.
Tony is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Donna C. Shaw; and step-mother Dee Tiff.
Tony is survived by his wife Garnet Tiff of Mountain View, Missouri, sons, Cameron and Chance Tiff of the home, Aaron and wife Amy Williams of Seymour, Missouri, Steven and Rachel Williams of Eminence, Missouri, Richard (RJ) Bean of the home in Mountain View, Missouri; and 9 grandchildren, special friend, Jennifer Laduke and daughter Myra of Winona, Missouri, his mother Margaret Shae Depauw and step-father Edward of Calgary, Alberta Canada, father Keith Tiff of Idaho, 1 brother Rex Brogdon of Texas; 3 sisters, Carol Brogdon of Washington, Donna Lane and husband Shawn of North Carolina, and Melissa Barber and husband Larry of Clagary, Alberta Canada; a host of nieces, nephews, and many other family members. Tony is also survived by his many friends he made in his short time on earth.
Tony was cremated with no formal services planned. Arrangements are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville
Donald Franklin House the son of Edgar House and Opal (Brewington) House was born February 27, 1933 at Mountain View, Missouri. Don went to be with the Lord, Tuesday morning, October 23, 2012 at his home Summersville, Missouri making his age 79 years, 7 months and 23 days.
Don was united in marriage to Betty Houston, to their union three children were born, Karen, Michael, and Christine.
Don married Ella (Pat) Patterson, September 23, 2006. Don and Pat made their home in Summersville and were faithful members of Midvale Pentecostal Church in Summersville.
Don served in the United States Army, serving in the Korean conflict from 1951 to 1953.
Don’s past times and hobbies include going to church, his family, golfing, gardening and cutting wood.
Preceding Don in death were his parents, Edgar and Opal House, his deceased spouse Betty House, three brothers, Jerome House, Wayne House and Bill House.
Don is survived by his wife Pat House of the home in Summersville, three children, Karen and Charles Luraschi of Kirkwood, Missouri; Mike and Anne House of Fenton, Missouri; Christine and Joe Finnegan of Crestwood, Missouri; six grandchildren, Mitchell and Kelly House, Charlie and Donald Luraschi, Joshua and Loren Finnegan, step-daughter Jovanne, Cathy, Sandy, Lorie, and Cindy. Don is also survived by a host of nieces nephews and other family members.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at 10 :00 Am at Midvale Church in Summersville with Rev. Emmett and Rev. James Bradford officiating.
Visitation will be held Wednesday evening October 24, 2012 from 4 to 8 PM at Midvale Church near Summersville.
Services are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Virgle Cordell Renfrow the son of Marion M. Renfrow and Grace Mae (Hodge) Renfrow was born March 11, 1925 at the family farm near Summersville. The Lord reached down and took Virgle to his Heavenly Father, Sunday, October 21, 2012 at his home near Summersville, making his age 87 years 7 months and 10 days.
Virgle married Linda L. Powell on August 22, 1951 and they were blessed with four children, Betty Lynn, Beverly Gwen, Virgle Cordell Jr., and Rebecca Ann.
In his younger years he enjoyed horseback riding, calling square dances, and going square dancing, and tending to the family farm. In his later years he enjoyed spending time on the farm, tending to his yard, especially his flowers. He loved to visit with family and friends.
He was baptized in the spring of 2004 at Alley Springs. He was recently attending Grace Baptist Church in Summersville. He enjoyed gospel music and attended various gospel singing’s the area churches held.
Virgle is preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Grace Renfrow, his son Virgle Cordell Jr., granddaughter Mishelle Lynn Burrow, 2 sons-in-law, Richard Staples and Larry Blackburn, 3 sisters, Elizabeth Armstrong, Edith Rolfzen and Edith Hampton and 1 brother Daniel T. Heiney
Virgle is survived by his three daughters, Betty Lynn Blackburn of Shawnee, Oklahoma; Beverly Gwen Counts and husband Joe of Winona, Missouri; Rebecca Ann Staples of Eminence, Missouri; 1 step-son, Roger Dale Prewett and wife Vicki of Orlando, Florida; 5 grandchildren Robert Lynn Stearns, Mark Wyland, Danny Ray Staples, Tyler Good, Jeremy Scott Renfrow, numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of other family members.
Visitation will be Wednesday evening, October 24th, at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel from 6 to8 PM. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, October 25, 2012
at 1:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home with Rev. Emmett Bradford and Rev. Richard Dement officiating. Burial will be in Summersville City Cemetery.
Mary Jeanette Keeling, the daughter of Everett Edwin Maxfield and Ruby Wave Summers, was born July 25, 1931, at St. Joseph, Missouri, and passed away at St. Louis, Missouri, on Saturday, October 20, 2012, making her age 81 years, 2 months and 25 days.
While attending and later graduating from Summersville High School, where she was elected queen, she worked selling popcorn and tickets along with her sister, Juanita, at her parent’s theater in Summersville.
Mary was united in marriage to Roland George Keeling on October 19, 1950, making their union 62 years and 1 day. To this union four children were born: Rhonda Jeanette Benfatto, married to Joseph with Erin; Deborah Jean Fenton, married to Larry with Eric and Ryan; Michael Keeling, married to Jolene with Lauren and Kristen; and Ronald Dwayne Keeling.
Mary was affectionately known as “Ma” and enjoyed her grandchildren, shopping, and playing games. She also enjoyed traveling with her sister, Juanita Chrisco, and husband, Bill, to various places, including Utah and Florida.
Mary looked forward to attending Fellow Tabernacle and worshiping with her many church friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Everett and Ruby and many aunts, uncles and cousins, her four brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law.
Surviving are her husband, Roland: her children: Rhonda, Debbie, Mike and Ron; her grandchildren: Erin, Lauren, Eric, Kristen and Ryan; her sister and brother-in-law: Juanita and Bill Chrisco; her sisters-in-law: Eileen and Louise Keeling; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home.
Funeral Services: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at 12:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Flatwoods Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Danny Eugene Shockley was born November 17, 1951 to Jack and Nadine Shockley in Prineville, Oregon. On October 12, 2012 at 4:59 Pm surrounded by family, Danny won his battle with cancer when he left his earthly body behind to get to walk the streets of Heaven.
Danny grew up in Summersville where he attended school and graduated in 1968. Danny served in the United States Army from 1971 to 1972 and was stationed in Vietnam. After returning from the service Danny married Deborah Derryberry on August 27, 1972. Danny and Debbie moved to Branson where Danny finished his education degree at School of the Ozarks. Returning to Summersville as a teacher, coach and principle, he began a career that would span 30 years allowing him the opportunity to touch the lives of countless students, teachers and staff.
Danny had a deep love for his Lord and Savior and served as a teacher, deacon, and elder at the First Christian Church of Summersville where he was used by his Lord to bring many people to the knowledge of needing Christ in their lives. Next, to his relationship to the Lord was his love for his family. Danny and Debbie’s family included two daughters, one son, and nine grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by them: Michelle (Shockley) Miley and husband Gilbert with Zachary, Abigail, and Drew of Winona, Brad Shockley and wife Katie with Grace, Jacob, and Joshua of Cabool, and Angie (Shockley) Jester and husband Richie with Alexis, Tytus and Chloe of Cabool.
Outdoor activities were on the top of the list of things that Danny enjoyed and he enjoyed them most when they were done with family and friends. Deer season always meant time with family and friends gathered around the campfire telling old hunting tales. Fishing was always a special time with the grandchildren. Norfork lake was often a destination where the Shockley clan would be found fishing, boating and camping out. Family vacations and group outings filled the years with special memories.
Danny was blessed by deep friendships with many people from his home church, local schools, and area communities where he was well known as a strong Christian, good friend and a man of integrity.
He was preceded in death by his father Jack Shockley. Danny is survived by his wife Debbie of the home, their children and grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother Nadine, brother Richard and wife Vicki Shockley of Summersville, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and special Aunts. Danny will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral services: Monday, October 15, 2012 at 10:00 Am at the First Christian Church in Summersville with Rev. Paul Hamm officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be at Bethel Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Visitation will be held at the First Christian Church in summersville from 5 to 8 PM on Sunday evening. (Directions Hwy 17 to junction 106 to JJ/North Main Street then 1/8 mile past Bradford Funeral Home)
Delpha Irene (Lee) Tune was born March 28, 1920 to Larence Lenro Lee and Annie Caroline McMullen Lee at Mill Springs, Missouri. Irene entered Heavens gates October 12, 2012 in Mountain View, Missouri making her age 92 years.
Irene was united in marriage to William Edd Tune in 1937, to this union six children were born, Shirley Elene, Bill Ed, Mildred Ilene, Melvin Lee Roy, Lenro Allen and Charolette Nadine.
Irene and her husband Bill owned and operated Tune’s Café in Summersville for many years. She enjoyed making pies, and was proud to be known for her pie making abilities. After they sold the café she worked in many area restaurants. She also enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers.
In her earlier years worked at the Sycamore Hospital in Sycamore, Illinois. She worked at Angelica Uniform Factory in Summersville. She used her sewing skills to make pillow dolls for her grandchildren and many area children who needed dolls.
She was preceded by her parents, Larence and Anna Lee, husband William Tune, brothers, Burnis Lee, Eugene Lee, sisters, Geneva Young, Wilma Haffner, Ilene Stover, Ellene Burkhart and three infant sisters, two grandchildren, Victor and Vickie.
Irene is survived by all her children, Shirley Hensley of Lewisburg, Tennessee, Bill Edd Tune of Summersville, Missouri. Mildred Ilene Barnhart of RockSprings, Texas, Melvin Tune of Yukon, Missouri, Lenro Tune of Willow Springs, Missouri, and Nadine Boyle and husband Bob of Fraise, Minnesota, brother Lindle Lee and wife Cindy, sister Elmo Louie Lee and husband Bob, sister-in-law Mildred Lee, brother-in-law LeRoy Haeffner and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins. Irene is also survived by 13 grandchildren, many great grand children, and a host of many friends.
Services: Monday, October 15, 2012 at 1:00 Pm, at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Emmett Bradford officiating. Burial was in Oakside Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Visitation Sunday Evening, October 14, 2012 from 5:30 to 8 PM. VFW Auxiliary White Roses Service will be at 7:30 PM Sunday.
Marie M. Murfin was born on the family farm on July 20, 1923 near Hartshorn, Missouri, the daughter of Charles Edward and Margaret (Cloninger) Murfin.
She passed away October 7, 2012 at her home in Summersville, Missouri, making her age 89 years, 2 months and 17 days.
Marie graduated from Summersville High School with the class of 1941, obtaining her teaching certificate. She taught at various rural schools, including Leidy, Round Valley and Hartshorn.
On May 16, 1946, Marie and Clarence C. Michel were married in West Plains, Missouri. They lived on a farm and milked cows the early years of their marriage.
Two daughters were born: Shirley Darlene and Sharon Maxine.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence on February 14, 1987; sisters, Anna Roberts and Ruth Roberts; brothers, Elmer Murfin and Charley Murfin; brothers-in law, Floyd Roberts, Jim Roberts, Harold Michel, Vernie Michel, Clinton Michel and Norman Michel; sisters-in-law, Gladys Murfin, Idola Murfin, Goldie Michel, Eula Murfin, and Elsie Green; son-in-law, Joy G. Hanmore, II; grandchildren, Joy G. Hanmore, III and Myra Jane Hanmore; great granddaughter, Ashlyn Rutenkorger, nephews, Charles Michel, Clifton Michel and Eugene Roberts; and nieces, Joy Sutherland and Gloria Roberts.
Family left to mourn her passing are her children, Shirley Hanmore and Sharon (Mike) Vaughn; five grandchildren, Greg (Tammy) Vaughn, Eric (Monica) Vaughn, Heather (Scott) Rutenkroger, Charles (Kate) Hanmore, and Jennifer (Jerry) Vanderbilt; seventeen grandchildren, Katrina (Landon) Rowe, Seth Stewart, Shelby and Myranda Vaughn, Amelia, Benjamin, and Colton Vaughn, Clarissa, Henrich, and Owen Rutenkroger, Vivien, Andrya, and Alexis Hanmore, and Joseph, Jacklyn, Janell and Julianne Vanderbilt; and great great granddaughters, Katie and Kylee Rowe; one brother Clarence Murfin; l sister-in-law Elene Michel and many other relatives and friends.
Marie began work at Angelica Uniform Company in 1949, and except for a few years in the 1960’s worked there until her retirement in 1993.
Marie was an avid Cardinal fan and enjoyed playing cards. She also made many quilts as long as her health permitted.
Funeral services will be Thursday October 11th, 2012 at 10 AM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Glenn Green officiating. Burial will be at Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, October 10, 2012 from 5:30 to 8 PM
George Roland Young the son of George W. and Easter Odom Young was born February 16, 1929 in Summersville, Missouri, and departed this life on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri making his age 83 years.
George and Betty Lou Brewer were married August 8, 1959. They were blessed with one son Travis Merlin.
Roland served in the United States Army serving in Korea from 1951 to 1953.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Sycamore, Illinois and a member of the Scottish Rite.
Roland had various jobs during his life. When he and Betty retired in 1993, they moved to Summersville. He enjoyed going to the Summersville Senior Center as long as his health permitted.
Preceding Roland in death are his parents, George and Easter, 2 brothers, Edward Elzie and Othel Leland Young.
He is survived by his wife Betty of the home in Summersville, his son Travis and wife Angie of Springfield, Missouri, step-grandson Nathan also of Springfield, 4 brothers, Lawrence Young of Summersville, Missouri, Wayne Young and wife Olive of Summersville, Missouri, Ollie Dean Young of Antioch, California, and Hershel Cordell Young of West Point, California, 1 sister Marjorie Neagle and husband Norman of Summersville, Missouri. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, October 8, 2012 at 11 AM at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville, with Rev. Paul Hamm officiating. Military Honors and Interment will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Visitation will be held on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 Pm with Masonic Services starting at 7 :30 PM
Churchill Franklin (Frank) Hensley went to be with his Lord on September 21, 2012, making his age 73 years. Frank was born on December 25, 1938 in Hartshorn, Missouri to Oliver James and Lottie Mae Stark Hensley.
In 1955 he was united in marriage to Nila Pangburg who preceded him in death in 2003. They lived in Union, Missouri and raised three children.
Frank was employed at Wagner Electric, then Chrysler Automotive from which he retired.
Frank is survived by his wife, Shirley Hensley of the home, 3 children: Julie Lansford of Rolla, Missouri, June Collins of Union, Missouri and Churchill Hensley II of Mapleton, ND, 2 step daughters: Barbara Redmond of Lewisburg, Tennessee and Robin Blevins, Jefferson City, Missouri; 8 grandchildren: Bridget Collins, Kristen Collins, Trinity Brooks, Churchill Hensley III., Crystal Hensley, Curtis Hensley, Shawn Burton, and Samantha Blevins; 6 great grand children; 2 brothers, Murel Hensley, and Junior Hensley; 3 sisters: Kathy Robb, Inice Williams, Opal Mosely
He was proceeded in death by his parents, first wife Nila, 2 grand children Sarah Collins and Luke Lansford, and 5 siblings: Otis Hensley, Oral Hensley, Ferdell Hensley, Thelma German, Eunice Porter.
Frank truly enjoyed his family as well as his Church Family at Grace Baptist Church. He treasured his fellowship there.
Frank was very outgoing and will be remembered for his kind heart.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, September 24, 2012 at 10:00 Am at Grace Baptist Church in Summersville with Rev. Joe Heiney officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 23, from 6 to 8 PM. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolence may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
Clyde Edward Kempf the son of Mildred Weaver Kempf was born September 28, 1952 in Springfield, Missouri. After a lengthy illness he passed away at his home in Birch Tree, Missouri on Tuesday morning, September 18, 2012 making his age 59 years.
He was united in marriage to Faye Marie Walker, they were blessed with four children.
Clyde was very talented, he could do almost anything he set his mind to. He enjoyed working on cars. He worked as a ranch hand and spend time working with the horses. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He especially enjoyed playing with his great grand-daughter Mia Marie Sadam.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Kempf, step-father Clyde Tune, his infant son Walter Ray Kempf, sisters, Thelma Smallwood, Joyce Cunningham, Bessie Houseman, Virgie Johnson, Joann Thompson.
He is survived by his wife Faye Kempf of the home in Birch Tree, Missouri his children, Clyde Kempf Jr. and wife Rachael of Mountain View, Missouri, Wanda Dyer and husband Ben of Moberly, Missouri, sisters, Rosetta Yarber of Oklahoma, Geraldine Watkins of Mountain View, Missouri, brothers, Ernest Kempf of Windfield, Kansas, and Gary Kempf of Birch Tree, Missouri, 7 grandchildren and one great grand-daughter.
Graveside Services were held Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Green Lawn Cemetery with Rev.Paul Ordway officiating.. Interment was in Green Lawn Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Online condolence may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Emmett and Rev. James Bradford officiating. Visitation will be from 6 tp 8 Pm on Mondday evening at Bradford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Arroll Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Memorials in Mr. Mattison’s Memeory made be made to Arroll Cemetery.
William Turner Mattison was born December 15, 1930 to Lemon Leota “Tude” and Lula (Hooberrry) Mattison at Arroll, Missouri. Turner entered Heaven’s gates on September 15, 2012 at 8:20 AM in Mountain View, Missouri making his age 81 years and 9 months.
Turner was united in marriage to Iva Mae Burks on December 19, 1951 in Mountain View, Missouri. To this union they were blessed with three children, Fred, Shirley and Jack.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tude and Lula; five sisters, Julia Conaway, Olive Plank, Electa Martin, Bonnie McCulloch and Betty Porter; three brothers, Bertis, Carl, and Leota Mattison.
Turner is survived by his wife Iva of 60 years, three children, Fred and wife Sandra Mattison of Summersville, Missouri, Shirley and husband Ricky Brooks of Bourbon, Missouri, Jack and wife Jackie Mattison of Orlando, Florida, his grandchildren, William Leota “Rocky” Mattison and girlfriend Maria of Springfield, Missouri, Crystal Lynn Mattison of Mountain View, Missouri, Kevin and wife Jennifer Brooks of Bourbon, Missouri, Brad and wife Tamrin Brooks of Bourbon, Missouri; Ashley Renee Mattison of Mountain View, Missouri, Amber Laine and Adam Cole Mattison of Kansas City, Missouri ; his great grandchildren, Aliyah Mattison, Ashton Brawley, Kaden Roberts, Tessa Starbeck, Jacob Turner, Annalee and Jada Brooks, also one great grandchild to arrive soon, six sisters-in-law, Veda Mattison, Reba Leigh, Ruth Hightower, Bonnie Carter, Erma Cassidy and Linda Rose and four brothers-in-law Ralph, Alvin, Jim and Wilbur Burks. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved their uncle Turner.
Turner was a member of the Midvale Church and Mountain View Saddle Club. He was a hard worker, and worked as a carpenter for over 50 years. Later on in life Turner and Iva raised Akitas, and enjoyed the family farm. He loved horses and gardening. He enjoyed visiting and spending time with his family and friends. His greatest joy was being with his great grand babies. Music, singing and laughter were always apart of his life. He will be remembered for his kindness, his smile and his laugh. His kind personality, his caring and love for others could not be destroyed by his illness. He will be sadly missed by all his family and his friends. We are comforted by the knowledge we will be united with Turner again.
We would like to give special thanks to the nurses at the Mountain View Health Care, especially to Lisa, Linda, Salenia, Peggy, Bethanne and Kim, as well as many others to numerous to mention. Your love and kindness to Turner will never be forgotten.
Sarah Jacqueline Mae Stricklin the daughter of Hollis and Hazel (Smith) Stricklin was born April 5, 1968 in Sullivan, Missouri. She entered into eternal peace at the Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri on Sunday, September 9, 2012 making her age 44 years, 4 months and 5 days.
Sarah loved attending the Hartshorn Assembly of God Church services that were held at Pine View Christian Home. She enjoyed bright sunny days, fuzzy warm blanket and spending time with her Pine View Family.
Sarah was preceded in death by her house mate, Patty Luigs
Sarah will be sadly missed by her church family and her Pine View Family.
Our Sarah now soars with God’s precious angels.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Burial will be in Midvale Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Memorial Graveside Services for Carter Brewington will be held Saturday, September 8th at 11:00 Am at Barnett Cemetery near Summersville under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Carter Brewington, age 92 of Jefferson City, Missouri former resident of Summersville, Missouri passed away at Jefferson City Manor August 31, 2012.Carter was born March 20, 1920 in Summersville, Missouri to the late Matt and Mary (Barnett) Brewington.
He married Velma Cooley and to this union one daughter Cathy was born. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and served in the World War II from August 10, 1942 to January 6, 1946. He also worked for the Highway Department in Summersville for 20 years until his retirement.
Carter was preceded in death by his parents, Matt and Mary Brewington, and two sisters.
Carter is survived by his daughter Cathy Fletcher of Holt Summit, Missouri and step-son Jim Turner of Pevely, Missouri; 4 grandchildren Matthew Richardson and wife Patty; John Jackson and wife Jessi; Trish Turner of St. Louis, Missouri, Tracy Guthrie of St. Louis, Missouri; 8 great-grandchildren: Jessie Turner; Ashley Turner; Cody Richardson; Meredith and Turner Guthrie all of St. Louis; Andy Areniva, Briana and James Jackson of Holt Summit, Missouri.
Ellen in her earlier years was a school teacher in southern Missouri and later worked as a sales clerk for Stix, Baer & Fuller in St. Louis, MO.
Ellen’s family wants to extend special thanks to the staff of Sycamore Village in Swansea, IL for their loving and professional care.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard I. Laidley; her parents, Johnathan and Nancy, nee Dodson, Armfield; her 3 brothers, Grant, Don and Oscar Armfield; her 2 sisters, Blanche Thompson and Mabel Ellis.
She is survived by her 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Calvin (Patricia) Laidley of Arcadia, FL, Donald (Debbie) Laidley of Fairmont City, IL and Edward (Mary) Laidley of Belleville, IL; 9 grandchildren, Marc (Lisa) Laidley, Stephanie (Bill) Headrick, Brian Feiner, Erie Feiner, Donald (Pamela) Laidley, Jr., Amy Simpson, Nancy (Bill) Jany, Edward (Tara) Laidley, Jr., and Michelle (Ryan) Murphy; 14 great grandchildren, Ryan, Samantha, Timothy, Micah, Isabella, Vincent, Zachary, Drake, Noah, Hannah, Samuel, Brooke, Joey and Ella; her brother, Lloyd (Donna) Armfield of LaBelle, FL; and was our dear beloved aunt.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Fairmont Baptist Church or Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.kasslyfuneral.com. and bradfordfuneralhome.net
Friends may call from 3:30P.M. to 7:00P.M. on Wednesday, August 22 , 2012 at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, IL
Funeral services will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Kassly Mortuary Chapel, Fairview Heights, IL with Rev. Mark Howell officiating.
Graveside services will then be held at 1:00P.M. on Friday, August 24, 2012, at Bethel Cemetery in Summersville, MO. Under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summerville.
Harold Dean Murfin, 74, of Springfield, Missouri went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 19, 2012, surrounded by his wife Carol and loving family.
Harold was born on April 14, 1938 in Hartshorn, Missouri to William E. and Alvia Murfin. On November 15, 1958 , he married Carol Stewart and they enjoyed 53 years of marriage. Harold was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping with his family.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents William and Alvia Murfin, two brothers, James and Wayne Murfin and two sets of infant twins.
Harold is survived by his wife Carol Murfin, a sister Pauline Murfin, two daughters, Karen Erb and husband David Erb of Mountain Grove, Missouri, Carla Watson and husband Phil Watson of Rogersville, Missouri, grandchildren, Matthew Erb, Megan Erb, and Hannah Watson, brothers-in-law, Gerald Stewart, and Clyde Stewart of St. Louis, Missouri and Eldridge Hicks and wife Sally of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and sister-in-law Betty Murfin of Willow Springs, Missouri, nephews, Jason Stewart, Kenny Hicks, Eugene Hicks, Gary Hicks, and niece Brenda Brasier, and a host of family and friends.
Visitation will be held onWednesday evening, Aug 22, 2012 from 5:30 to 8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home with Rev. Winston Burton officiating. Interment will be in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Steve Lee Coates the son of Leola and Bill Buffington was born January 16, 1956 in Peoria, Illinois. He entered into eternal life Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the Southwest Regional Cancer Treatment Center of America making his age 56 years.
He was united in marriage to Dee Dee Houston. Two daughters, Stacy and Amy were born to this union. They later divorced. In 1997 he married his best friend Sue Brahmstedt, who brought to their marriage, a daughter Stacy.
Steve was a member of the Jack Forks Country Church and the Methodist Church in Eminence, Missouri. He served the Knoxville, Illinois community as member of the volunteer fire department before moving to Eminence, Missouri in 2004.
He began his working career at Gates Rubber Company, retiring after 30 years of service. He served the United Rubber Workers as a union steward. During his years at Gates Rubber Company he owned and operated C and J Construction. In later years he owned a bar and restaurant in Alexis, Illinois, selling that business to move to Missouri. After he moved to Missouri he went to work for the Park Service. In 2006 he became the maintenance laborer for CH2M Hill in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
Steve is preceded in death by his grandparents, Marion and Nelda Schoonover, and his beloved dog Niki.
Those left to mourn his passing are wife Sue Coates and his much loved Maya of Eminence, Missouri, his daughters, Stacy Dew and husband Ryan of Alexis, Illinois; Amy Kelso and husband Brian of Knoxville, Illinois and Stacy Kavanagh and husband Mark of Knoxville, Illinois; his mother Lee Buffington and Bill of Eminence, Missouri; two sisters, Liddell Swanson and husband Lloyd of Decatur, Alabama; and Sue Keeling and husband Larry of Eminence, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Haley Kelso, Kyle Dew, Hayden Kelso, Kaleb Dew, Lauren Kavanagh, Ally Jo Kavanagh and Kelton Dew and a host of other family members who loved him very much. He is also survived by the many friends he has made.
A memorial fund has been set up at Community Bank NA in Eminence for the Cancer Center.
Visitation will be held at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville, Missouri Tuesday evening, August 21, from 5:30 to 8 PM. Funeral services will be held Wednesday August 22, at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Prain officiating. Interment will be in Summers Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
William Carl (Will) McVicker, the first born child of Robert Alexander McVicker and Ruth Mattie (Eagan) McVicker entered into eternal rest surrounded by his loving family on Monday evening August 13, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital, Mountain View, Missouri at 86 years of age.
He was born March 3, 1926 on his Uncle Bill McVicker’s birthday in Montier, Missouri. His early childhood years were spent there and Panther Springs in Oregon County, prior to moving to Inwood/Oakside area in Shannon County at age 10.
Will met the love of his life; “the girl in the green coat”, Lura Ray (Tootsie) Nolte and they were married June 16, 1949 at Salem, Arkansas. The nickname “Toots and/or Tootsie” were given to her by Will. To this union three children were born: Sue, Billy Ray and an infant son Carl Dee. They had a very loving relationship of 63 years and their love for each other was witnessed; especially in Will’s last hours. Tootsie’s early competition was from Will’s pet squirrel that he carried around in his pocket when they were dating.
Will, a part of “The Greatest Generation” served in the United States Navy from June 30, 1944 until March 14, 1952. He was proud of his service to his country. It was a long journey for a young Ozarkian. He had been clearing rocks off the road for 8 cents/hr at the Bunker Hill Ranch when he enlisted in the Navy. His recruit training was at Farragut, Idaho and when they arrived some of the other recruits were complaining about the jello they were served. Will, on the other hand, thought it tasted really good as his mom didn’t have an “icebox” to make jello. After a 13 week boot camp, he left for Shoemaker, California to catch a troop ship to Pearl Harbor. This ship carried 5, 000 men and arrived in Hawaii on Thanksgiving Day and were served a turkey dinner, fresh pineapple and pineapple juice. He thought he was in heaven as they had lived on bologna sandwiches, apples and oranges while on ship. He trained on a mortar ship, LCI 638 (landing craft) and then left for Sipan to meet other ships for the invasion of Iwo Jima which occurred February 19th, 1945. Will would tell about standing between 2 taller and stronger men who were chosen to go ashore in the invasion while he got to stay on the LCI to ferry troops back and forth. He said he guessed that was one time being smaller paid off. At Okinawa there were suicide planes and boats heading for their ship. The ship, New Mexico, 100 yards away was hit and 60 men died. They got to see the USA flag raised on MT. Suribachi: a very emotional moment.
Later his ship took on supplies at Guam to go to the Phillippines to get ready for the invasion of Okinawa which occurred April 1, 1945. He was there for two and1/2 months. He was at Nagasaki, Japan after the bomb was dropped which saved more fighting. One of his fondest memories was when on his ship there was no bread and the cooks wouldn’t make it. But knowing how to make bread and even tho’ the flour was full of weevils he started making bread and continued that duty while on ship to the delight of his shipmates. He was discharged with the rank of SC3/C, later reenlisted to have a Naval career. During the Korean War he was serving at Bainbridge, Maryland. There were many painful memories to him about WW II, the suffering and hardships.
Upon the death of his father in 1952, Will left the Navy where he was making a career, to take over the family lumber business. At that time it included a sawmill and pallet mill. The pallet mill was located at Pine Crest by the Pine Crest Machine Shop. He bought the Pine Crest Machine Shop in 1962 from “Pop” Frauenfelder and later purchased the Pine Crest Grocery from Pauline Irwin. Will and Tootsie spent the rest of their life together living at Pine Crest, at total of 51 years. Will provided many jobs for the surrounding area, always was very willing to help out people. He and Tootsie would open the store anytime for whatever was needed by neighbors, employees, family and saw millers throughout this area. You could find it at Pine Crest when you couldn’t find it elsewhere.
Will was a member of the Oakside Community Church. He was saved at a revival held by Pat Cronk and was baptized in the Jacks Fork River with his wife Tootsie. Will was a founding member of the Pine Crest Gun Club and a member of the Mountain View, Missouri VFW. Will had several close friends, Bill Roark, Paul Chowing counted among his best friends. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gigging with them when younger. He never gave up hunting mushrooms in the spring and loved to pick and share blackberries. Even in this last spring of his life this was his desire. He loved to drive the woods watching for wild turkeys, deer and other wildlife. Another very easy enjoyed feat was that Will could stand on his head at a moment’s notice until in his 70′s. He entertained nieces and nephews (plus the adults) with this.
Will was preceded in death by his parents, Robert A. and Ruth M. McVicker, infant son, Carl Dee, grandson Nathan Shaw McVicker, brother, LeRoy, sisters; Genevieve McVicker, and Faye Gregory.
He is survived by the love of his life, Lura Ray (Tootsie) McVicker, Children, Sue Vance and husband Chuck; Billy and Wife Debbie, three grandsons, Charles Vance Jr.; Matthew Chet McVicker and wife Falisha; Adam Ray McVicker and wife Kim; four great grandchildren, Abigail McVicker, Charles Vance III, Callie Dennison, Devon McVicker and Addily McVicker, and two brothers, Bob and wife Joyce, Tom and wife Lewene, all of the Mountain View area. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Will was able to attend one evening of the semi-annual McVicker reunion held in July 2012; enjoying visiting, and companionship of over 70 relatives.
Services will be held August 18, 2012 at Oakside Community Church with nephew Dave McVicker , officiating with burial in the Oakside Cemetery following full military honors and a 21 gun salute under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Del Todd Hammon the son of Norville Thomas Hammon and Ina June Bailey Hammon was born at Denver, Colorado on June 15, 1963. Del suddenly passed away, August 3, 2012 making his age 49 years.
He was raised in the Eunice and Raymondville area. He attended his grade school years at Raymondville School and graduated from Houston High school in 1983.
After graduation he worked in the local area at various jobs, then in 1984 he went to work in Alaska. He worked as a cook on the boats in Prudoe Bay area. He moved back to Springfield, Missouri were he lived until his passing.
Del loved to cook for his family and friends. He was often complimented for his cooking skills. Those that knew Del saw his compassion and kindness especially to the elderly. He enjoyed Blue Grass music and he loved family reunions, and especially the Pine Flat Reunions. He enjoyed being with his family and visiting with the many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Del in death are his parents, Norville and Ina Hammon, one brother Marvin Leroy Hammon, and sister-in-law Nona Hammon.
Those left to mourn Del’s passing are his brothers and sisters, Carl Eugene Hammon of Ozark, Missouri, Paul Dean Hammon and wife Gayle of Licking, Missouri, Gloria Annette (Spelling) Elvers and husband Jon of Elkader, Iowa, Carol Sue Smith and husband Larry of Broomfield, Colorado; Joan Ayres and husband Junior of Summersville. Del is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews and other family members and many friends.
Memorial services will be held at a later date under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.