William Raymond Cooley firstborn son of Barney Raymond Cooley and Wilma Dyer Cooley was born June 10th, 1932 at Oakside, Missouri and passed from this life at his home August 15, 2015, making his age 83 years 2 months and 5 days.
He was united in marriage to Mary Lou Atkins in 1954 and to this union 4 sons were born, Harold Lynn, Denver Raymond, Justin Lee Lyle Scott. She preceded him in death in 1968. He was united in marriage to Jeanie Malone in 1969, they had a daughter Lisa Lynette.
Bill served honorably in The United States Navy from 1950 through 1954.
He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Wilma, wife Mary Lou, brother Ralph and infant sister Nellie.
He is survived by his wife Jeanie of the home, sons; Lynn and wife Brenda of Goose Creek, South Carolina, Denver and wife Chandra of Summersville, Missouri, Justin and wife Shari of Summersville, Missouri, Scott and wife Vickie of Willow Springs, Missouri: Daughters; Lisa Jordan and husband John of Houston, Missouri and Ivanna Koogler and husband Rick of Low Wassie, Missouri. Grandchildren Jason, Matthew and Nathan Cooley, Mary Lee and Dan Cooley, Frankie Bowman, Tyler and Shelby Cooley, Chris Willrett and Mackenzie Mooney, Rick Koogler and Rikita Renegar Dusty and Jake Knight, Guy Payne and Pammie Dawson. 16 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren. Brothers: Pug Cooley and wife Wanda of Mt. View Missouri; Bud Cooley and wife Nancy of Summersville, Missouri, Sister: Dorothy Wood and husband Woody of Wood River Nebraska. As well as many nieces and nephews, friends and relatives.
Bill was a friends to many and a stranger to none, teller of stories, greatly loved by all he met. He will be missed and we his family will love him forever.
Memorial Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Inurnment will be in Summersville City Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
Earnest Paul Smith the son of Homer Albert Smith and Ethel Winnie (Belew) Smith was born September 14th, 1929 at Summerville, Missouri and passed away at his home in Summersville on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 making his age 85 years 10 months and 25 days.
Earnest was united in marriage to Bonnie L. Bell on March 20th, 1949 making their years together 66 years. To their union 2 children were born, Earnest Lee Smith who was stillborn and Larry Dean Smith.
Earnest was an auctioneer and loved doing sales at the local salebarn, which he was part owner for many years. He along with his wife Bonnie raised beef cattle and calves. Riding horses was a great pleasure to him.
Preceding him in death is his father and
mother, Homer and Ethel Smith, his wife Bonnie L. Smith, infant son Earnest Lee Smith, one brother
Lawrence H. Smith and one sister Wanda L McNeall.
He is survived by son Larry and friend Mary Courtney, grandsons Chad, Jared and Bryan, great grandsons Cody and wife Kristeena Smith, Corey Smith, four brothers Wayne, Merle, Harold and Ronnie and one sister Beulah E. Bryant, sisters-in law Sharon, Gail, Norma, Maxine, Margaret and
Evelyn Gruben, brother-in- law Don McNeall, great great grandsons and a host of nieces and nephews and loving care givers, Robert and Amy Jo DeMitry and children.
Funeral Services for Mr. Earnest Paul Smith age 85, a resident of Summersville, will be held Tuesday, August 11, at 12:00 noon at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel
Visitation for Mr. Earnest Paul Smith will be Tuesday morning, August 11th, from 10:30 to 12 noon, at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel
Burial will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Funeral Services for Mr. Lloyd Briggs, age 93, a resident of Hartshorn, will be held Friday, July 31, at 10:00 AM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel
Visitation for Mr. Lloyd Briggs will be Thursday evening, July 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Lloyd Briggs son of George Briggs and Carrie (Helton) Briggs was born on August 1, 1921 at Akers, Missouri and passed on July 27th, 2015 at Mountain View Healthcare. Making his age 93 years 11 months and 26 days.
He grew up in the Akers and Hartshorn, Missouri area. He worked in St. Louis when he was younger then returned to Hartshorn to live. He worked at the rock quarry for a while before working at different pallet mills in the area. After he retired he did mostly what he wanted to do. If anyone needed help he would be there to help.
He loved going to the Current River Opry in Summersville on Saturday nights. He loved getting out and riding through the woods and picking up cans. He especially loved playing with his grandchildren and all the little kids that came around.
He was united in marriage to Florence Nadine Riley on September 12th, 1946 at Houston, Missouri. They celebrated their 50th anniversary on September 12th, 1996. To This union 5 children were born.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Florence Briggs and one son Joie Briggs: four brothers; Arnold, Vernon, Aubrey and Wayne Briggs: five sisters; Wave Reynolds, Rose McQuinn, Thelma Pearson, Audrey Shoults and Geraldine Derryberry. One great grandson Chase Schniepp and two sisters-in law Elsie Briggs and Joyce (Riley) Briggs.
He is Survived by four daughters, Edna Briggs and companion Jerry Barton of Hartshorn, Missouri; Wilma Evans and husband Harry of St. Peters, Missouri; Imogene Terrill and husband Gaylan of Raymondville, Missouri; Bernadine Hohlt and husband Mark of Success, MO; one sister Maudelene and husband Jim Purcell of Salem, Missouri; one sister- in law Thelma Briggs of Summersville, MO.
He had 9 grandchildren, Kelle, Shelly, Shannon, Nathaniel, Jacob, Zachary, T.J., Kalee and Leanne and 13 great grandchildren and host of nieces and nephews.
He was a great father and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him.
Etta Mae Jugenheimer the daughter of Albert P. Heim and Amie Iris Floyd was born July 4, 1924 in Storm Lake, Iowa and passed away at her home on Saturday, July 25, 2015 making their age 91 years and 21 days.
Etta was united in marriage to Larry Jugenheimer and was a dedicated member of Bethel Church.
She enjoyed traveling, dancing, NASCAR and her family and friends. She was very intelligent and friendly. A business school graduate, she worked as an office manager until retirement. Her kindness was an example to all and her smile could light up the world.
Preceding her in death is her mother Amie Heim, father Albert Heim and husband Larry Jugenheimer.
She is survived by her daughter Rene Hartman and husband Cleve, one gradnson Aaron Parfitt and wife Carla 2 great grandchildren Seth and Randi.
No public services will be held at this time. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Texas County Animal Shelter.
Arrangements were under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
Lynda Kathleen Roehl died on July 18th, 2015 at her home in Eunice, Missouri from the effects of cancer. She was 61 years old, born in Buffalo N.Y. daughter of John and Ann Burd.
She was preceded in death by her father, her sister Patty Collins, and brother Tom Burd.
She is survived by her husband Tim Roehl of the home, daughter Dawn Braiser and husband Jeff of Pomona, MO, daughter Sharan Gruendler and husband Matt of St. Louis, MO: Grandchildren Miranda and Jeffrey Brasier, Katie and Zack Gruendler: Mother, Ann Burd of Willow Springs; Sisters: Cindy (Garry) Breidt of Willow Springs, Paula Simandl of Willow Springs, Donna (Randy) Balch of Barling, Arkansas: Brothers; John (Judy) Burd of Gaithersberg, MA, Robert (Janelle) Burd of Lee’s Summit, MO. Also a large extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and outlaws. She had a host of supportive friends and family.
Lynda served the Seven County Solid Waste District for over twenty years as the District Coordinator Planner. She was instrumental in establishing and sustaining Recycling programs and solid waste services in all seven counties. She received an international award for her innovational Household Hazardous Waste Program, and a lifetime achievement award from Missouri Recycling Association.
Lynda enjoyed traveling with her husband Tim and visited all 50 states and seven provinces. Her family always came first, her favorite role was Grandma.
Lynda’s last days were filled with a profound sense of gratitude for the exceptional life she had. Somehow she always got just what she needed just when she needed it.
“I had the chance to know you and to love you all-how much more blessed could I be?”
Memorial Services will be held Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at 3-5pm at Pomona Christian Church in Pomona, Missouri with Rev. Jeremiah Woodring officiating and Donna Utter Master of Ceremonies. Memorials can be made to Lynda Roehl Memorial Trust. Services under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
Shirley Elene Hensley nee Tune passed away July 15th, 2015 in Columbia, Tenneesee at the age 76. She was born Dec. 29th, 1938 to William E Tune and Irene (Lee) Tune. She grew up in the Summersville, MO area, where she met her husband Charles Burton, with whom she had two daughters.
Shirley took great joy in faith and love of God. She also took great joy in spending time with her family. Shirley loved visiting with friends. She enjoyed traveling, quilting, cross stitching and listening to gospel music.
She leaves behind her two daughters Barbara (Bob) Redmond of Lewisburg, TN and Robin (Mark) Blevin of Jefferson City, MO., four grandchildren; Shawn (Kumiko) Burton, Robert (Abby) Redmond, Rebecca (Logan) Smith and Samantha Blevins. She is also survived by five great grandchildren; two sisters Nadine Boyle and Mildred Barnhart; two brothers; Bill Tune and Lenroe Tune.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands James Harrelson and Frank Hensley, and one brother Melvin Tune.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 1:00 Pm at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel
Visitation will be held at Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville, MO on Saturday, July 18th from 10:30am until 1pm. Burial will be in Oakside Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences maybe left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
In lieu of flowers donations to St. Judes Childrens Hospital would be appreciated.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Diane Frampton, age 50, of Summersville will be held Tuesday, July 14, at 11:00 AM at Bradford Funeral Home with Rev. Gordon Rhodes officiating.
Visitation for Mrs. Diane Frampton will be Tuesday morning, July 14h from 10 to 11Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 10:30 Am at Valley Center Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Visitation will be Friday evening July 10th, from 6 to 8 pm at Bradford Funeral Home. Burial will be Valley Center Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
Marcella May (Shoults) Wilcox the daughter of Elmer and Audrey (Briggs) Shoults was born November 24, 1939 at Hartshorn, Missouri and she went into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, making her age 75 years, 7 months, and 15 days.
Marcella May was united in marriage to Donald Ray Wilcox, August 11 1957. To their union two children were born, Roger Lee and Robin Lea Wilcox.
While living in St. Louis, Marcie worked at Champ Items and Lee Rowans. When the family moved to Summersville she worked at Angelica Uniform Factory and D&K. She was a wonderful cook and more than anything she loved to garden and grow flowers, read books, sew, make crafts, ceramics and silk flower arrangements. She also the best caregiver to her nieces and nephews and several local families that she loved and treated as her own. She had a very special place in her heart for her nephew Andy Shoults who stayed with Marcie and Don throughout his childhood years, and was treated as a brother to Roger and Robin.
June 1957 during bible school Marcie accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized in Current River at Akers, Missouri. Marcie was a member of the Valley Center Church.
Marcie is preceded in death by her father Elmer Shoults, mother Audrey Briggs Shoults, grandparents Andrew and Daisy (Sullivan) Shoults and George and Carrie (Helton) Briggs, brothers Donald and Denver Shoults, nephew Jason Shoults, cousin Joey Briggs, aunt Isabell Shoults Riley and Paul S. Riley, aunt Lilly Shoults Karr and David Karr, and uncle Charles and Jean Wilcox and \sister in law Kay Shoults.
Surviving are husband Donald, children Roger and wife Janet and Robin and Tony Salyards, 3 grandchildren: Julie Wilcox of Hartshorn, Missouri, Amber Kirk of Mountain View, Missouri, TJ Salyards of Summersville, Missouri, step-granddaughter Jessica Bullock of Bakersfield, California, great grandchildren Adysn Seilhan and Chad Allen Kirk JR. (CJ), 5 brothers: Angel Van Shoults of Mountain View, Missouri, James and wife Paulette Shoults of Hartshorn, Charles Shoults of Summersville, David and wife Rhonda Shoults of Hartshorn and Frankie and wife Cheryl Shoults of Hartshorn, 2 sisters: Acleda Menz and husband Jerry of Raymondville, Missouri and Darlene Pethrus and husband Pierre of Ventura , California, Erma Shoults of St. Louis and a host of aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and many other family members.
Marcie’s life long occupation was to be a wife, mother, and a homemaker. She was the best in the world.
Funeral Services for Mrs. LaVera Collista Dixon, will be held on Sunday, June 21st, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Arvel Schweighauser officiating. Visitation for Mrs. LaVera Dixon will be on Sunday, June 21st from 1:30 to 3:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Big Creek Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
LaVera Collista Sirdoreus Dixon, daughter of James Sirdoreus and Belle Davis Sirdoreus, was born May 6, 1931 at Yukon, MO., and passed away at Texas County Memorial Hospital on June 18, 2015, making her 84 years, 1 month and 12 days old.
She was united in marriage to Wayne Dixon on August 28, 1950. To their union one son was born, Rick.
LaVera was saved at an early age, faithfully attending church all her life. She was a member of Praise Assembly in Summersville until her health declined; in her last year she attended Countryside Worship.
LaVera was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Piney Scheets, Alma Malchert, Violet Mings Austin and Daisy Pine; and brother Arvel Sirdoreus.
LaVera is survived by husband Wayne; son Rick, wife Lisa and granddaughter Lydia; grandson Justin, wife Tessa and great-grandchildren Michael and Rachael; grandson Josh, wife Shelbi and great-grandson Logan; sister Ina Thieman and husband Jerry; and sister-in-law Mearl Sirdoreus She is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces.
LaVera worked for Brown Shoe Co. until it closed. She was the Ozark Township Collector for 36 years. She also cashiered auctions for several local auctioneers.
LaVera loved music. She could play the guitar and fiddle, and almost any instrument that had strings. She loved to sing, often accompanied by her sister Ina. She was an avid quilter, stitcher and crocheter. She loved flowers and gardening. When she was younger she enjoyed horseback riding, and she could drive anything with wheels on it. She was a crackshot with a rifle with open sights. LaVera also loved to cook and bake, with bread and rolls her specialties. Her greatest love was her husband Wayne of 64 years, and her family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Big Creek Cemetery, care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Surrounded by family on Sunday, June 14, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Vicki Lynn Wildhaber Shockley fell asleep in the arms of Jesus at the age of 63 years.
Vicki was born in Pontiac, IL, as the daughter of Robert & Esther Wildhaber. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Freddy, father-in-law Jack Shockley and brother-in-law Danny Shockley.
Vicki had a huge heart and a huge family who loved and will miss her. She is survived by her husband Richard Shockley of the home, two sons, Rodney, Scot and wife Tame´, daughter Nikki all of Summersville, her grandchildren; Quinton, Dakota, Laurin and Addisyn. Her brothers and sisters were faithful to offer love and support during her life and especially through her illness. Vicki had 12 siblings: Brothers; Jerry, Bub, Larry and wife Monica, Joe and wife Cheryl, Johnny and wife Teresa, Stevie and wife Melissa: Sisters; Judee and husband Bob, Janet, Peggy and husband Steve, Cindy and husband Gene, Patsy and husband Rocky. She will also be missed by her mother-in-law Nadine Shockley and her sister-in-law and friend Debbie. She was a very favorite aunt to many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. The kids always loved “Aunt Vick”.
Vicki loved the St. Louis Cardinals and the Summersville Wildcats, especially when one of her kids or grandkids were wearing black and gold. Vicki played softball most of her life and her trademark was playing barefooted.
Her favorite thing was being surrounded by family, whether it was a whole hog roast with the Wildhaber clan and friends at Raymondville or grilled hotdogs at home with her kids and grandkids. These were the things that brought her real joy.
Vicki also had many special friendships with the people she grew up with in the Raymondville and Houston area as well as all the people she worked with through out the years.
Vicki accepted the Lord as her savior and was baptized by her brother-in-law Danny. She made the First Christian Church her home. Vicki had a deep strong faith.
She loved the Lord, she loved her family and she loved life.
Services: Wednesday, June, 17th 2015 at 10am at the First Christian Church in Summersville with Rev. Paul Hamm officiating. Visitation will be Tueday evening, June 16, from 6 to 8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home.Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
Mary Rosetta (Pyles) Riley was born March 7, 1920 at Ink, Missouri to Henry Allen Pyles and Eliza Anna (Sullivan) Pyles. Mary went to her Heavenly Home Sunday, May 24, 2014 at Mountain View Health Care in Mountain View, Missouri making her age 95 years 2 months and 17 days.
She was united in marriage to Donald Edward Riley June 18, 1940. The were blessed with two children, Carol Ruth and Charles Edward.
Mary worked 30 plus years at Angelica Uniform Factory as a sewing operator. She was a faithful member of the Summersville First Baptist Church attending as long as her health permitted. When she moved to Mountain View Health Care she attended the church services until it was difficult for her. When the churches came to hold services she looked forward to them coming down to her room for a visit and prayer.
She was a dedicated member of the Summersville Order of Eastern Star Chapter 363, she was a past matron, holding most all offices in the chapter during her 50 plus years. May 18, 2002 she was honoured for her dedicated for 50 years as member.
Mary was known for her love of gardening, flowers and working in her yard. She loved her family, and was generous in that love; each of her grandchildren were given a handmade quilt. She was happiest when her family visited and she could enjoy her great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are her beloved husband Donald, her father and mother Henry and Eliza Pyles, her sister Anna Ruth Farrow, brother-in-law Kenneth Farrow and 1 nephew Roger Farrow.
Those left to mourn Mary passing are her children, Carol Lowell and husband Merle of Summersville, Missouri, Charles Riley and wife Julie of Houston, Missouri; 5 grandchildren Glenna Capshaw and husband Jim, Kathy Sue Adams and husband Tim, Gina Rickman and fiance’ Jim Bryan, Dewayne Riley and wife Cheryl, Brenda Scheiderer and husband Bruce, 7 great grandchildren, Crissy, Carrie, Kayla, Mandy, Andrew, Joshua and Christina and 12 great great grandchildren, 2 nieces Ruth Ann Haley and Connie Sue Yeager, 1 nephew Sherman Farrow, and one niece in law Leelia Farrow Carter.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Visitation and Eastern Star Services will held Tuesday evening, May 26. Interment will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
Bonnie L (Bell) Smith the daughter of Emmett B Bell and Eva L (Pitts) Bell was born January 11, 1929 at Summersville, Missouri and passed away at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, May 19, 2015 making her age 86 years 4 months and 8 days.
Bonnie was united in marriage to Ernest P Smith, March 20, 1949. To this union two sons were born, Earnest Lee Smith who was still born and Larry D Smith. Bonnie was a housewife and enjoyed helping Earnest on the farm. She also enjoyed her flowers and garden.
She is preceded in death by her infant son, her parents Emmett and Eva Bell, three brothers Norman, Robert Lee and Charles; her father-in-law Homer A and Ethel (Belew) Smith; and her sister-in-law Ruby Bell.
Bonnie is survived by her husband Earnest of the home, son Larry, grandsons Chad, Bryan and Jared; great grandsons Cody and Cory; one sister Evelyn Gruben of Summersville, sister-in-law Norma Bell of Licking, Missouri and Maxine Bell of Texas; also a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday, May 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville with Pastor Bobby Roger. Visitation will be Friday, May 22 from 12 to service time at 2 PM. Burial will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at bradfordfuneralhome.net
David Paul Jones, 67, heavy equipment operator at Royal Oak Charcoal Plant in Summersville, Missouri passed away May 19, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.
He grew up in the Winona/Birch Tree area and graduated from Winona High School.
He is survived by his wife Priscilla (Pat) Jones; 2 daughters, Melissa and Amanda; extended family, Jim (Cathy) Loughridge; Charlene (Herbert) Keeling; Debra “Annie” (Tony) Clark; Mark Loughridge; 8 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren; and 1 brother Howard Jones.
He is preceded in death by both parents, George and Edna Jones; 5 brothers, 3 sisters and 2 grandsons.
David was a loving husband, father-in-law, and grandpa. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 23, 2015 10 Am at Hartshorn Assembly of God Church in Hartshorn, Missouri with Rev. Gary Steelman officiating. Services are under the care of Bradford Funeral Home
EVELYN GENEVIEVE PATTERSON (NEE BARTON). GEN ENTERED INTO ETERNAL REST ON SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015 , AND DIED PEACEFULLY AT HER HOME IN MARMADUKE, ARKANSAS AT THE AGE OF 80 YEARS OLD.
SHE WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 16, 1934 TO GEORGE & EFFIE BARTON (NEE YOUNGER) IN ALLEY SPRINGS, MISSOURI. SHE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, HER HUSBAND TIP, DAUGHTER LINDA, GRANDSON ERNEST LEE, JR., GRANDAUGHTER MARSHA AND GRANDSON KENNY. BROTHERS WALTER, SHELBY, LOYD, FLOYD, CLAUDE AND LINDELL BARTON AND SISTERS EDITH AND LOUISE.
SHE IS SURVIVED BY 2 BROTHERS, WILLIAM (CLAUDETTE), CLYDE (CAROLINE) AND 2 SISTERS, EDNA CAIN (EVERETT), BETTY COOK (CHARLES)
TIP AND GEN WERE MARRIED ON SEPTEMBER 28, 1950. WITH THIS UNION CAME 5 CHILDREN BORN OF THE MARRIAGE, KATHRYN SHERMAN (STEVE) OF MARTINSVILLE, INDIANA, LINDA LOU (ERNEST), GLENDA HAMPTON (KENNY), OF MARMADUKE ARKANSAS, CLIFFORD PATTERSON (ADA) OF HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA, AND PAMELA CULLEY (KEITH) OF HOUSE SPRINGS, MISSOURI. GEN HAD 20 GRANDCHILDREN, MISHELLE, JOHNNIE, WILLIAM, SHAWNELL, ERNEST, JR., MARSHA, BRIAN, DAVID, GINNY, KATHY, KENNY, TAMMY, JOSHUA, JOSEPH, RYAN , BRANDON, DESIREE`, ELIZABETH, AMANDA AND KEITH, 29 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN AND 7 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. SHE ALSO HAD NUMEROUS, NIECES, NEPHEWS, COUSINS, LOVED ONES AND FRIENDS THAT SHE THOUGHT THE WORLD OF.
ONE OF HER FAVORITE THINGS IN LIFE WAS GOING TO THE BARTON FAMILY REUNION EVERY YEAR AT ALLEY SPRINGS, THIS YEAR WOULD HAVE BEEN HER 43rd YEAR OF ATTENDING, IT WON’T BE THE SAME WITHOUT HER THERE PLAYING HER GUITAR AND SINGING. SHE ALSO ENJOYED GOING TO CHURCH, SEWING, CROCHETING, DOING EMBROIDERY, MAKING QUILTS AND MANY OTHER CRAFTS THAT SHE LOVED TO DO. SHE ESPECIALLY LOVED GIVING THE THINGS SHE MADE AWAY TO EVERYONE TO ENJOY AND HAVE TO REMEMBER HER BY.
GEN WAS LOVED BY MANY AND WILL BE MISSED BY ALL. WE LOVE YOU DEARLY MOM AND WILL MISS YOU EVERYDAY. UNTIL WE SEE YOU AGAIN, MAY YOU REST IN PEACE IN THE LOVING ARMS OF OUR LORD.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville, MO. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 19, from 5 to 8 PM at Bradford Chapel. Interment will be in Shepard Hills Cemetery in Barhart, Missouri under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Betty Jane Hodge, 64, of Meridian, Idaho, received her promised reward May 14, 2015 surrounded by family and friends. Born May 3, 1951 in Perry Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Earnest and Laura Malone of Summersville, Missouri.
She is survived by her son, Ernie Hodge; grandson, John Hodge; sisters, Jeanie Cooley and husband Bill, Donna Beasley and husband Jerry; numerous nieces and nephews; kittens, Lucy and Ethel; and grand-dog General. She was preceded in death by her sister Patty Malone Powell.
Betty was a loving mother, adoring grandmother, devoted friend, and a servant and child of God.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10:30 am Saturday, May 23rd at Summersville City Cemetery in Summersville, Missouri. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, May 30th at the Linder Road Church of Christ in Meridian, Idaho.
Marlene Pauline Collins, 83, of Geneva passed away Tuesday March 3, 2015 at the Geneva Village Retirement Community. She lived for many years in Madison before moving to Geneva in 2000.
She was born August 4, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri to Frank and Antoinette (Skibicki) Luepker. Marlene married the love of her life, Lt. Commander Harold T. Collins, Sr. USCG in June of 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Marlene was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church while she lived in Madison and was a member of the Quilting Guild. She attended Assumption Catholic Church when she later moved to Geneva. A talented artist she loved to sing. Marlene was also an avid reader and she enjoyed the reactions of others when she would tell a silly joke.
Marlene is survived by her daughters: Deborah and husband Kenneth Gradomski of Geneva, Ohio, and Marcia and husband Eric Polley of Dixon, Kentucky; son: Patrick and wife Tanya Collins of Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren: Dawn Faulhammer, Christopher and wife Susana Faulhammer, Brian and wife Jami Faulhammer, Erin Polley, Nathan and wife Lindsey Polley, Gianna Collins, and Sasha Collins; step grandson: Stan and wife Jillian Gradomski; and great-grandchildren: Haley, Taylor, Landen, Liam, Lola, Jackson, and Kathryn: step great-grandchildren: Megan, Chandler, Ashton, and Braydon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Sr.; son Harold Collins Jr.; and her parents Frank and Antoinette Luepker.
Memorial Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:00AM Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Bradford officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 Am on Saturday, May 16 to service time at 11:00 AM at Bradford Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Big Creek Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home
Charles Lee Wilcox the son of John Wilcox and Eura (Belew) Wilcox was born September 14, 1929 at Summersville, Missouri and passed away at his home in Summersville, Missouri on Saturday, May 9, 2015 making his age 85 years 7 months and 25 days.
Charles was united in marriage to Doris Jean Nash to their union three children were born Maloy Dean, Rhonda Lea and Charles Gregory.
Charles loved checking the cows, hunting, fishing on Current River and loved spending time with his family.
Preceding Charles in death his wife Doris Jean Wilcox, father John Wilcox, mother Eura Blew, five brothers, Cecil, Robert Lee, Les, Johnnie, Dorris, two sister, Billie Sullivan, Peggy Chapman.
Surviving are his three children Maloy Dean Wilcox of St. Louis, Missouri, Rhonda Wilcox of Springfield, Missouri, Charles Greg Wilcox and Brenda of Summersville, Missouri; three grandchildren, Rachel Wilcox of St. Louis; Reed Wilcox of Vermont, Augustas Wilcox of Summersville, Missouri; one Great granddaughter Marissa; one brother Hugo Wilcox and wife Wilma; one sister in law Stella Wilcox, his nephew Donald Wilcox of Hartshorn, who was his baby brother; a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville with Rev. John Atchison and Rev. Steve Steelman officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville from 6 to 8 PM. Burial will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville with Rev. John Atchison and Rev. Steve Steelman officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel in Summersville from 6 to 8 PM. Burial will be in Summersville City Cemetery under the care of Bradford Funeral Home.
Graveside Services for Gary Wayne Thompson, age 42, will be held Monday, May 11, 2015 at Hopedale Cemetery in Ozark, Missouri at 10:00 AM. with burial in Hopedale Cemetery.
Gary Thompson the son of Arnold Thompson and Carol Gibson Thompson , was born October 20, 1972 in Washington, Missouri and passed away at Cox South in Springfield, Missouri on Thursday, May 7, 2015 making his age 42 years, 6 months and 17 days.
Gary was blessed with one daughter, Victoria Thompson.
Gary worked for Ozark Development as an electrician and painter. He was very talented in construction.
Some of Gary’s pastimes were spending time with family, riding four wheelers, driving and hunting.
Preceding Gary in death is his mother Carol Thompson, grandmother Lena Thompson and grandfather Calvin Thompson.
Surviving is Gary’s father Arnold Wayne Thompson of Ozark, Missouri, daughter Victoria Thompson of Nevada, Missouri, brother Jeffrey Thompson and wife Deborah of Union, Kentucky and two nephews Devin and Tyler Thompson of Union, Kentucky.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Vona King, age 87, a resident of Summersville will be held Friday, May 8, at 11:00 AM at Bradford Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Thursday evening, May 7 from 6 to 8 PM at Bradford Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery near Summersville under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.
Vona Lavera King (Bilbrey) was the daughter of the late Charley High and Viola Catherine Bilbrey. Vona was born September 10, 1927 in Summersville, Missouri and passed away in Summersville, Missouri on May 5, 2015 making her age 87 years 7 months and 25 days.
Vona was united in marriage to Arnold Ray King on June 21, 1946 in Salem, Arkansas. To this union four children were born, Junior King, Doris Jean (King) Cooper, Jimmie Don King, and Gary Lynn King.
Vona worked in Springfield, Missouri with her sister Faye Bilbrey and sister in law Lina (Terrill) Bilbrey until WWII ended. She then moved back to Summersville where she married Ray King and they moved to the farm in 1948. At that time she started working at Angelica Uniform Company and worked there for 30 years where she then retired to the farm.
Preceding her in death is her husband Arnold Ray King, her father and mother Charley High and Viola Catherine Bilbrey, 3 brothers Elmer, Alfred, and Dorvan Bilbrey, 4 sisters Virgie Hartwein, Edna Wilcox Laidley, Almeda Faye Bilbrey, and Idella Marie Pitts and son in law Floyd Cooper.
She is survived by her four children, Arnold Ray King Jr. and Charlotte of Summersville, Missouri, Doris Cooper of Summersville, Missouri, and Jimmie Don King and Lorene of Summersville, Missouri, and Gary Lynn King and Paula of Willow Springs, Missouri; six grandchildren, Brad King and Dorthia, Lesa (King) Davis and Travis all of Summersville, Missouri, Christa King of Springfield, Missouri, Eric King and Kristen of Albertsville, Alabama, Kyle King and Melissa of Winona. Missouri; Carrie (King) Houck and Jason of Summersville, Missouri; 11 great grandchildren Shaina (King) Francis and Travis of Mountain View, Missouri, Sara and Shelby Collins of Springfield, Missouri, Dalton White and Becca of Summersville, Missouri, Devin, and Denton White of Summersville, Missouri, Hayden and Harper King of Winona, Missouri, Titus Cooper King and Anestasia Elizabeth King of Albertsville, Alabama, Sophia Ray King of England; 8 step great grand children Tyler and Mya Houck, Dyani Davis, Del Ray and TaSheena Kaut, Devon and Ashton Kaut, Marlene, and Kevin Stephens, and Chase Francis; and 3 great great grand children, Dakota Francis, Kaylee Jo Francis, and Kolby White, and a very special friend Laura Grunhagen from Germany, a host of nieces and nephews, and her special pet, “Sugar”.
Vona was baptized at the Eunice Church on August 29, 1982, and later went to the Midvale Pentecostal Holiness Church.
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.