Funeral Services for Mrs. Bonnie Ilene (Sanders) Cooper will be held Saturday, May 9, at 1:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held Saturday morning, May 9 from 11 to 1 at Bradford Chapel. Burial will be in New Eminence Cemetery in Eminence.
Bonnie Ilene Cooper
Bonnie Ilene Cooper, the daughter of Walter Fremont Sanders and Gladys Mae (Younger) Sanders, was born April 4, 1934 in Alley Springs, Missouri, and passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015, at the age of 81 years and 1 month. She was united in marriage on December 29, 1948, to William “Bill” Edward Cooper. To this marriage of 56 years, three children were born: Ronald Leon Cooper, Donna Mae Kenagy, and William Edward Cooper, Jr.
Bonnie (or as most would call her) Ilene was saved by the blood of Jesus, gave her heart to the Lord, and was baptized at a young age. Her life was an example of that faith.
Preceding her in death was her husband, William Edward Cooper, her parents Walter Fremont Sanders and Gladys Mae Sanders, one brother Donald Sanders, and one sister Mavis Cook.
Surviving her are her children: Ronald Leon Cooper and wife Michelle of Elkins, Arkansas; Donna Mae Kenagy and her husband Brooks of Cuba, Missouri; and William Edward Cooper, Jr. and wife Jacque of Rogers, Arkansas; ten grandchildren: Kelly Cooper Jones and husband Garrick, Jarrod Cooper and wife Amanda, Stephanie Cottrell, Elicia Lora with fiancé Ty Bailey, Sean Kenagy with wife Jordan, Allison Caudle with husband Joe, Trenton Kenagy, Ryan Cooper with wife Whitney, Jason Cooper engaged to Aaron and Kasey Cooper; six great-grandchildren: Hannah Cottrell, Chase Cottrell, Haley Cooper, Haven Cooper, Brooks Kenagy, and Reagan Kenagy; three brothers: Kenny Sanders, Clinton Sanders, and Denny Sanders, and one sister: Madrene Pulliam.
Ilene was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She had a heart of gold. Her pockets were never full but her table was and you were always welcome. She never saw a stranger. She was a great cook and loved to have a conversation with anyone who would talk to her or maybe just herself. Life is not about how much you have or what you do but the lives you touch and the memories you leave behind. Ilene has given us all enough memories to last our lifetime. She will be missed but we know that she is finally walking the streets of gold with the love of her life.
Rev. Robert Floyd Smith the son of late Ike and Maud Ellen (Kirkland) Smith, was born May 20, 1918 at Montier, Missouri and went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Mountain View Health Care, Mountain View, Missouri making his age 96 years, II Months, and 8 days.
He was united in marriage to June (Cooley) Smith, February 19,1938 making their union together 59 years. To their union they were blessed with three children; Ruthellen, Carol, and Bobby.
Robert and June were pastors of the Church of God of Prophecy in Summersville, Missouri for several years.
Preceding Robert in death is his beloved wife June, one son Bobby, his parents Ike and Maud, two half brothers Weaver and Ed Fox, half sister Ellen Fox, five Smith brothers Arron, Arthur, Elvis, Jesse, and John.
Surviving are two daughters, Ruthellen Grose and husband Homer of Kimberling City, Missouri and Carol Craig and husband Kent of Summersville, Missouri. He leaves 8 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 15 great great grandchildren and one nephew and two nieces.
Services will be held Friday May 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Steelman officiating. Visitation will be Friday morning 10-12. Burial will be in Oakside Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net.
Henry Albert Jackson the son of Albert Jackson and Clara York was born January 13,1948 at Raymondville, MO and passed away at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, MO on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 making his age 67 years 3 months and 8 days.
Henry Albert was united in marriage to Rosemary Smith, November 8, 1976. To their union 3 children were born, William, Elizabeth, and Melissa.
Henry Albert was of the Baptist faith and attended area baptist churches.
He liked hunting, fishing, looking at deer and turkey, and spending time with family and friends.
Henry is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Clara Jackson, father and mother-in-law Ray and Agnes Smith and their deceased children, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He is surviving are wife Rosemary Jackson of Raymondville, son William Jackson and wife Michelle of Raymondville, daughters, Elizabeth Jackson and dog Snowball of Houston Melissa Jackson of Raymondville, 3 grandchildren, Austin, Brandon, and Catherine of Raymondville, 1 sister Shirley Jones and husband Dave of Kirbyville, MO; sisters-in-law, Loreta Smith and husband Duane, Sonia Clark and husband Robert; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorial Funeral Services for Mr. Henry Albert Jackson, age 67, a resident of Raymondville will be held Friday, April 24th at 11:00 AM at Valley Center Baptist Church at Hartshorn with Rev. Dan Backus officiating.
Visitation will Friday morning from 10 am to service time at 11 at theValley Center Baptist Church.
Burial will be at Valley Center Cemetery near Hartshorn under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Sylvia Maybell (Vandevort) Cook
Sylvia Maybell Vandevort the daughter of the late Monta Joshua Vandevort and Mary Elizabeth (Brashears) Vandevort was born in Raymondville, MO, August 24, 1933. She went to be with Jesus, Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Texas County Memorial making her age 81 years, 7 months and 24 days.
Lloyd Jefferson Cook and Sylvia Vandevort were united in marriage December 26, 1950 making their union together 55 years. To their union five children were born, with three more added, Larry Dean, Lois Jean, Sandra Sue, Carol Ann, Danny Charles, Marcia Rosemary, Loreta Kay and Sonia Irene.
Sylvia was a member of Valley Center Baptist Church. She was baptized and was a faithful member of the church. She taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and helped in any way needed as long as she was able.
She worked as shade marker at Angelica, was a wife, homemaker and mother. She raised her own children as well as a host of others. Whenever anyone came to Lloyd and Sylvia’s home they were never visitors they were family. Sylvia enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with family.
Preceding Sylvia in death was her husband, Lloyd, her parents, Monta and Mary Vandevort, brother Leo Vandevort, sisters Laura Robinson and Agnes Smith, brother-in-laws Carl, Olen, Oswald (Shorty)Cook, sister-in-law Fern German, Mildred Cook and Ruby Cook.
Sylvia is survived by her children, Larry and Teresa Cook, Lois Cook and friend Clive Odom, Sandra Briggs, Carol and Robin Hawkins, Danny and Amy Cook, Sonia and Robert Clark, Loreta and Duane Smith all of Hartshorn, MO and Rosemary and Henry Albert Jackson of Raymondville, MO, sister Billy Cook of Hartshorn, brother Bob Vandevort of Cabool, two sisters-in-law Bonnie Vandevort of Mountain View, and Crysta Cook of Houston and one brother-in-law Edward German and wife Patty of Hartshorn. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren which were her pride and joy. Nothing made Sylvia happier than to have her family around her. She also had a host of nieces and nephews, a host of other family members and friends, also other children which her children brought home with them.
Services willo be held on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at 11 AM at Valley Center Baptist Church with Rev. Van Kirkwood and Rev. Steve Steelman officiating. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6 to 8 at Bradford Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Valley Center Cemetery in Hartshorn, under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Geraldine Stewart was born in Wayne, Oklahoma on June 8, 1930 to John and Lilly (Davidson) Stroud and passed away at Mountain View Health Care in Mountain View, Missouri on April 14, 2015 making her age 84 years 10 months and 7 days.
Geraldine was married to Everett Stewart in Portales, New Mexico on October 11, 1948. They were blessed with two children; Shirley and husband Don Darby of Fort Collins, Colorado, Tommy and wife Dianna Stewart of Summersville, Missouri; five grandchildren Keven Crider, Wes Crider, Anita Newhouse, Tamela Smith, and T.J. Stewart; and eight great grandchildren.
Geraldine worked in St. Louis for a time until they moved back to Hartshorn, Missouri. She then worked at H.D. Lee in Houston and Angelica in Summersville. She attended Hartshorn Assembly of God Church for many years before she entered the Mountain View Health Care. She enjoyed the Nursing Home but really missed going to church because she really loved her church family.
She loved to crochet and enjoyed giving her handiwork to those she loved. She also enjoyed photography. Geraldine loved going to the Senior Center to visit with her family and friends.
Preceding her in death is her husband Everett; three sisters Venita, Lydia, and Maggie; two brothers Bill and Elmer (Bo); and one son-in-law Leroy Crider.
Funeral services will be held Saturday April 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Visitation will be held Friday April 17 from 6 to 8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home. Interment will be at Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Funeral Services for Mr. Ronald Galen Morgan, age 36, a resident of Raymondville, Missouri will be held Thursday, April 16th at 1:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville.
Visitation will Thursday, April 16, from 11 to service time at 1 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery near Hartshorn under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Johnny Ozen Kimbrough
John Ozen Kimbrough the beloved son of Jonathan B. Kimbrough and Cynthia Lucille (Rutledge) Mahan was born December 7, 1990 at West Plains, Missouri. He went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday morning, April 8, 2015 at the family home in Hartshorn, Missouri making his age 24 years 4 months and 1 day.
John attended Summersville Schools and graduated in 2009. He was a sophomore at Ozark Technical College in Springfield, Missouri where he was pursuing a degree in philosophy.
Johnny enjoyed outdoor activities such as fishing, swimming, and hunting. He loved to be in nature taking walks and hunting Ginseng. He loved to play video games.
Johnny was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Duke Kimbrough.
He is survived by his father Jonathan Kimbrough and his significant other Vivian of Alton, Missouri; his mother Cynthia Mahan and husband Carl of Hartshorn, Missouri; brothers and sisters, Warren Kimbrough of Springfield, Missouri, Kalysha Stowers of West Plains, Missouri, Brandon Mahan of Jefferson City, Missouri and Carlie Mahan of Hartshorn, Missouri, maternal grandmother Eva P. Kimbrough of Koshkonong, Missouri, paternal grandparents Larry and Patricia (Pat) Rutledge of Summersville, Missouri. Johnny is survived by several uncles, aunts, cousins, other family members and friends who loved him very much.
Our hearts are saddened, but we know a Angel entered Heaven and will be safe in the arms of Jesus.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Visitation will be held Saturday morning, April 11, 2015 from 11 to 1 PM at Midvale Church in Summersville.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Midvale Church with Rev. James Bradford and Elder James Kimbrough officiating. Burial will be in Midvale Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.online condolences maybe left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
Stella Adeline (Barnett) Mash daughter of James Julian Barnett and Cordelia Elizabeth (Jewell) Barnett was born February 22, 1921 with a twin sister who died as an infant, in Shannon County Missouri. Stella passed away at Mountain View Nursing Home on March 23, 2015 making her age 94 years, 1 month, and 1 day.
Stella was united in marriage to Edwin Wayne Mash June 5, 1958. They enjoyed 40 years of marriage. To their union one daughter, Susan Elaine was stillborn in 1960.
Stella was baptized at Forks of the Creek south of Arroll. She attended Summersville Church of Christ until she moved to Mountain View.
Stella helped Edwin with their milking operation for several years. She would name all the bottle calves she helped to raise. Stella had a way with flowers, from raising them to arranging them, she had the touch. She enjoyed reading and sharing books with others. Stella spent time doing cross word puzzles, sometimes using an ink pen.
Stella was the last of seven siblings.
Surviving Stella are her nieces, nephews, and friends who will miss her beautiful smile.
Graveside Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 27th, 2015 at 10:00Am at Summersville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday evening, March 26 from 6 to8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be left at Bradfordfuneralhome.net.
Elmer Dwayne Young the son of Fred Elmer Young and Mabel Mae (Williams) Young was born December 30, 1940 in Summersville, Missouri and passed away at the Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Missouri on Saturday, March 14, 2015 making his age 74 years 2 months and 14 days.
Wayne was united in marriage to Leona May (Nault) Young. They were blessed with 1 daughter Robin Leona (Young) Haynes. Wayne brought 3 other boys to the marriage Carl, David and James Pepper.
Wayne worked for many years in the auto industry mostly in car sales. After he retired he still loved to find cars and clean them up to sell.
Wayne is preceded in death by his wife Leona May, father and mother, Fred and Mabel Young, 2 brothers, William Leroy, Fred Allen and 1 sister Grace Riegle.
He is survived by his daughter, Robin Haynes and her husband Dan Haynes, and grandchildren Nick and Lilly Haynes, all of Fenton, Missouri, 3 other grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, 3 sons, Carl, David, and James Pepper all of Illinois, sisters, Eunice Young of Houston, Missouri, Ruby Diesel of Springfield, Missouri, Ruth Bell of Summersville, Missouri and Shirley Ireland of St. Charles, Missouri; 2 brothers, Melvin Laverne and wife Linda of Summersville, Missouri, Larry Young and wife Yvonne of bull Shoals, Arkansas ; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 12:00 at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Steve Steelman officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 18, from 11 to 12 at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences maybe left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
Willa Dea Pendland the daughter of William Tine Groshon and Mary Edna (George) Groshon was born May 30, 1931 at Summersville, Missouri and passed away at Depaul Hospital in Bridgeton, Missouri on Wednesday March 4, 2015 making her age 83 years 9 months and 4 days.
Willa was united in marriage to Johnny Pendland, May 28, 1949 at Salem, Arkansas. To their union 2 children were born, Ronald Keith and Brenda Marlene.
Willa loved doing yard work, spending time with her family, relaxing in her home, doing bookkeeping, playing Solitaire, and watching TV.
Preceding in death is her father and mother William and Mary Groshon; husband Johnnie Pendland; son Ronald Pendland; sisters, Maude Lea Heiney, Cleta Richardson, and Jessie Groshon; brothers, Merle Groshon, Earl Groshon, Leonard Groshon, and Glen Groshon.
Surviving are daughter Brenda Pendland of St. Louis, Missouri; granddaughter Melissa (Pendland) Reimer and husband Matt of St. Louis, Missouri; and great-grandchildren Karolena and William Reimer II both of St. Louis, Missouri.
Memorial Services for Mrs. Willa Dea (Groshon) Pendland will be held Saturday, March 14, at 11:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Funeral services will beheld on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10:00AM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Burial will be in Riley Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
Glenda Lea Stoops, the daughter of Jeff and Eva Stringer was born December 26,1942 at Hartshorn, Missouri and passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Hartshorn, Missouri on Monday, March 2, 2015 making her age 72 years 2 months and 6 day.
She was united in marriage to Clyde Lowell on June 11,1960. They were blessed with two children, Marilyn Kaye and Darryl Clyde. After Clyde’s death on March 31,1983, she then married David Stoops on October 12,1984.
Glenda was saved and baptized at an early age, and was a faithful member of the Hartshorn Assembly of God Church where she attended all her life. She enjoyed going to church with her children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and so many family and friends.
Glenda’s favorite past-time was painting with her special friend, Maggie Cobb. She loved to share her hand painted ornaments with her girls at Christmas time. She also enjoyed quilting and sewing. She made quilts for her kids and grand kids, and donated many quilts for area benefits. She loved spoiling her grandchildren, often sneaking coffee and candy to them as they were growing up. Her great grandchildren were her pride and joy, and she was very excited to meet her newest great-granddaughter in April.
Preceding Glenda in death are her parents Jeff and Eva Stringer; first husband Clyde Lowell; brother Donald Stringer and wife Vivian; brothers-in-law Charles Michel and Andy Stoops, and sister-in-law Ilene (Stoops) Powell.
Glenda is survived by her husband David Stoops of the home; children Marilyn and husband Gary Steelman of Hartshorn, Missouri; Darryl and wife Brenda Lowell of Summersville, Missouri; grandchildren, Jason Steelman and wife Wytney of Hartshorn, Brenda Brawley and husband Cory of Summersville, and Clint and wife Ashley Smotherman of Summersville; great grandchildren Jake Smotherman, Evy Steelman, Daniel Brawley, Elijah Steelman, and Jase Smotherman; her sisters and brother, Ruthene (Duane) Gift of St. Charles, Missouri, Nadine Michel of Hartshorn, Missouri, Macel (Frank) Anderson of Broken Bow, Nebraska, Norma (Frank) Burch of Solo, Missouri, and Doug (Gayle) Stringer of Hartshorn, Missouri; sister-in-law Josephine Stoops, brother-in-law Wayne Powell, and brother and sister-in-law Merle and Carol Lowell. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, and many other family and friends whom she loved very much.
Thomas Eugene Holler SR.
Thomas Eugene Holler Sr. the son of Vertis Lester Holler and Edna Rose Griffin Holler was born November 7, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri and passed away at the Northwood Hills Care Center in Humansville, Missouri on February 22, 2015 after a lengthy illness, making his age 66 years 3 months and 15 days.
He was blessed with 8 children, Thomas Eugene Jr., Timothy, Erica, Mathew, Jonathan, Joshua, Amy and Billy. Thomas lived and worked in the Kansas City area, working at General Motors plant, McDonald’s, and several gas stations. When his health declined he came to live with his daughter Erica in Yukon, Missouri. He was a Kansas City Chief fan and would watch any games he could.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Vertis and Edna, son Timothy and granddaughter Destiny.
Thomas is survived by his children, Thomas Holler Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri, Erica Franklin and husband Andy of Yukon, Missouri, Matthew Holler of Mountain View, Missouri, Jonathon Holler, Amy Holler,and Billy Holler all of Kansas City, Missouri; his brothers and sisters, Jerry Holler and wife Donna of Kansas City, Missouri, Bobby Holler of Blue Springs, Missouri, Christine Williamson of Lincoln, Missouri and Terry Braley and husband Gerald of Kansas City, Missouri.
Thomas is also survived by several grandchildren and a host of other family members.
Memorial Visitation will be held a Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville Friday, February 27 from 3 Pm to 4 PM. Mr. Holler ashes will interred at a later date under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Steven Franklin Ethington the son of Edgar A. Ethington and Francis (Phillips) Ethington was born September 16, 1931 in Chandler, Arizona. Steven passed away at his home with his family at his side on Thursday morning, February 19, 2015 making his age 83 years 5 months and 3 days.
Steven was united in marriage to Lois Jane Brown on April 14, 1962, to their union three children were born, Glenn Steven, Arthur Lamar, and Tamara Lynn.
He was a active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He serve his country for 24 years in the United States Air Force.
Steven enjoyed farming, gunsmithing, hunting, and fishing. He enjoyed traveling, raising his children in Japan and Europe. He enjoyed traveling to China many times during which he fostered many deep relationships.
He is preceded in death by his father Edgar A. Ethington, mother Francis (Phillips) Ethington and son Glenn Steven Ethington.
He is survived by his wife Lois Jane, son Arthur Lamar and wife Christana, daughter Tamara Tucker and husband Richard; 5 grandchildren and 3 grandchildren and a host of other family members.
Graveside services will be held Saturday February 21, 2015 at Midvale Cemetery at 11:00 Am with burial in Midvale Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Beulah Mae Purcell was born April 8, 1928 at Hartshorn, Missouri, she was the daughter of Burley Steelman and Vena (Sykes) Steelman. She passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Salem Memorial Hospital at the age of 86 years.
Beulah was united in marriage to Vancil Moses Parcell on July 1, 1946. To this union were three children; Clarence, Richard, and Daphine.
Beulah is preceded in death by her parents, Burley and Vena, her husband Vancil, her son Clarence, her daughter Daphine, 2 brothers Billy and Paul Steelman, 2 infant brothers Floyd and Clarence Steelman, and 1 great grandson Travis Watson.
She is survived by one son Richard Purcell of Salem, Missouri, brother Frank Steelman of Hartshorn, Missouri, four granddaughters; Sherri Reichard and husband Bob of Salem, Missouri, Lisa Landrigan of Ozark, Missouri, Amy Rolen and husband Tim of Eminence, Missouri, Sonya Watson and husband Travis of Salem, Missouri, two grandsons; Rick Purcell and wife Rachel of Salem, Missouri and Ryan Purcell and wife Sandy of Salem, Missouri, 19 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren, a special daughter-in-law Donna Purcell of Salem, Missouri, a loyal family member Denise Smith of Salem, Missouri, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Beulah was a member of Shannondale Community Church for many years.
Beulah kept her family entertained with her colorful stories about her childhood. She was very proud of her family and she will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 1:00 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Fulk officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 3, from 11 Am to 1 PM at Bradford Funeral Home. Interment will be in Akers Cemetery near Akers, Missouri under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
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.
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.
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 bradfordfuneralhome.net
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.
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 bradfordfuneralhome.net.
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 bradfordfuneralhome.net.