BETTY JUNE TROUPE
Betty June Troupe, 67, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Thursday afternoon, July 31, 2003. She was born on June 12, 1936, in Gonzales, TX. Betty moved to El Dorado Springs with her family in 1955.
Betty worked for Sibley and Thatch in El Dorado Springs for over 20 years. After her retirement, she cared for young children in her home. She also cared for the aging, gardened, canned and baked, all of which gave her great pleasure.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Clair Troupe; her parents, T.A. and Marie Hansen; three brothers - Charles Marshall, Bob Lively and Mark Rogers; and her grandson, Jason Byrd.
Betty is survived by three daughters and two sons - Debbie Goodwin and her husband, Richard - Walker, Judy McGee and her husband, Dave - Lufkin, TX, Alice Rosewitz and her husband, Kenney - Ponca City, OK, Fred Troupe and his wife, Toni - Lee's Summit, and Michael Troupe and his wife, Jerry - Lee's Summit; her sister, Rose Williams, and her husband, Chester - Houston, TX; 12 grandchildren - Carrie Goodwin, Jackie Harth, Jennifer Miller, Cheri Czajkowski, Kelly Byrd, Tawnya Crowder, Shellie Wood, Christina Tripp, Carolyn Davis, Jeremy Troupe, Kelly Troupe and Jason Troupe; and 10 great-grandchildren - Corbin Goodwin, Emily, Hayden and Kendra Harth, Mikah Miller, Corbin Crowder, Mike and Mindy Sanders, Hailey Tripp and Aspen Davis.
Memorial services were held on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 3, in the Hackleman Chapel, El Dorado Springs, with Bro. Derl Hicks officiating. Musical selections were provided by Faith Trussell.
Josephine Fassel, 80, passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, in the Barone-Alzeheimer Care Center, Nevada.
Survivors include her husband, Albert - of the home in Schell City; three daughters - Sharon Mitchell - Walker, Alida Taylor - Walker, and Kathleen Robertson - Vancouver, WA; one son, Earl Fassel - Walker; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother and one sister.
The family received friends at the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City from 7 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Schell City Christian Church under direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the Barone Center in care of the funeral home.
DUANE ROBERT GAYMAN
Duane Robert Gayman, 64, was born Aug. 6, 1939, in Denver, CO, to the union of Leo Gayman and Lucy Elinor (Cruse) Gayman Ijams.
Early in his childhood Duane, along with his family, moved to the Schell City area where he attended both elementary and high school, graduating in 1957. Before graduation, Duane began working outside of the home, first for the Hedrick family then later for Leland and Vera Arnold. Shortly after starting to work for the Arnold's, Duane moved into their home where they considered him their son, and he looked upon them as his family.
After graduation, he moved to Kansas City and began employment with Hallmark Cards. It was while living in Kansas City that Duane met Shirley Faye Gilliland. They were married Nov. 14, 1959, in Schell City. Two sons and one daughter were born to their union.
Duane and Shirley made their home in the Kansas City area until the late 1960s when they moved to Schell City, where Duane farmed, worked construction and in the mid-1970s went into full time ministry with the Church of Christ in Schell City. In 2000 a dream of Duane's came true when he founded Living Hope Fellowship in Nevada. It had been his intention when entering the ministry to outreach to as many souls as possible thus was his decision to found Living Hope Fellowship. In what spare time Duane had, he enjoyed horses and most of all, his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley - of the home in Schell City; two sons, Michael Duane Gayman, and his wife-Rona - Joplin, and Steven Robert Gayman, and his wife-Errica - Nevada; one daughter, Lisa Shirlane Bowline, and her husband-Rudy - Tulsa, OK; his mother, Lucy Ijams - Schell City; his very “special” mother, Vera Arnold - also of Schell City; four brothers - Dan Gayman, Dale Gayman and Dean Gayman - all of Schell City, and David Gayman - Butler; five sisters - Eva McDaniel, Marla Applegate, Janet Ijams and Sherrie Ijams - all of Schell City, and Barbara Gayman - Nevada; seven grandchildren - Austin Carter, Cole Gayman, Landon Bowline, Lindsey Bowline, Logan Bowline, Austin Gayman and Tyler Gayman; several nieces, nephews and cousins; other relatives and many, many friends.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Living Hope Fellowship, Nevada, with Pastor Marty Compton and Pastor Mark Harwell officiating. Musical selections were provided by the Fellowship Singers. Pallbearers were Terry Smith, Ed Morlan, Ron Spellman, Jerry Stark, Ralph Shoemaker and Don Henson. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Hammack, James Gilliland, David Maus, Mike Eador, Warren Klinetobe, Wayne Yakel and Orval Moore. Interment was in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Schell City, under direction of Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City. Memorials are suggested to Restoration House in care of Living Hope Fellowship, 704 E. Hickory, Nevada, MO.
LURA DELORIS LEE
Lura Deloris Lee, 81, El Dorado Springs, was born on Nov. 11, 1922, in Grove, OK, the daughter of Jason Scoles and Edith Woods Scoles. She passed away on Nov. 29, 2003, in St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin.
Her family moved to Miami, OK, when she was a young girl and lived there through her school years. Deloris was married to Clifford Lee on Sept. 29, 1940. She knew he was called to preach but was willing to bear the difficulties and hardships of a pastor's wife. And, she certainly carried her part of the load for 63 years. As they moved from church to church across the United States during those years, their family increased as five children were born to this union.
Mrs. Lee was known as “Sister Lee” in many circles and was dearly loved and appreciated by all their church friends. She was known for her sweet, tolerant spirit and constant smile in the face of anything. Even in her last months at the nursing home, Deloris was considered their favorite resident because she was so nice.
She leaves many survivors who loved her deeply to grieve her loss. They include her husband, Clifford Lee - of the home; her five children - Patricia Juergens, and her husband-Cliff - Tucson, AZ, Marilyn Speak and her husband-Richard - Rex, GA, LaVerne Scott and her husband-Dean - Clinton, Lawrence Lee and his wife-Connie - St. Joseph, and Evalyn Allen and her husband-Gary - Parkville; 11 grandchildren - Stephen Swartz - Brownwood, TX, Stewart Swartz - Wheaton, IL, Wayne Speak - Pembroke, NH, Clayton Speak - Wilmington, DE, Jeremy Speak - Rex, GA, Donovan Dean Scott II - Galveston, TX, Raquel Scott Lawrence - Butler, Christopher Lee - Omaha, NE, Laurie Lee Daffer - Omaha, NE, Jason Allen - Parkville, and Kendra Allen - Parkville; 12 great-grandchildren - Daniel, Michael and Joel Swartz, Doyle, Talia and Dylan Speak, Christian and Parker Lawrence, Hazel Lee and Sage Scott and Zoe and Danis Lee; two siblings, Betty Reynolds and her husband-Lloyd and Morris Scoles and his wife-Gladys; nieces; nephews; cousins; one aunt; and two uncles.
Deloris will be equally missed by many of her husband's family who survive her.
Services to celebrate her life were held Tuesday morning, Dec. 2, at the Church of God (Holiness) with Revs. Joe Trussell, Leland Trussell and Milan Bourland officiating. Her favorite song, “The Love of God,” along with other selections were provided by Vera Bourland, Matt Lee and Faith Trussell. Interment was in the Williams Cole Creek Cemetery, Miami, OK, under direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Grandma requested that her grandsons be pallbearers.
WILLIAM HENRY (BILL) LOVEWELL
William Henry (Bill) Lovewell, 74, Springfield, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, in St. John's Regional health Center from a massive stroke. He was born Feb. 20, 1929, in Birdsong, the son of Henry Albert and Elizabeth Mae (Harvey) Lovewell. Bill was an avid outdoorsman and a general contractor in the Springfield area for more than 35 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Blanche Lovewell and Florence Witt, and his brothers, Frank Albert and Oliver Lovewell.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; children - Wendy Lovewell - state of Washington, Billy Paul and his wife-Brenda - El Dorado Springs, Wendell Lovewell and his wife-Shela - Springfield, and Wilma Phillips and her husband-Ed - Battlefield; brothers and sisters - Harvey Lovewell and his wife-Opal - Osceola, Lillie Lovewell - Port Townsend, WA, Erma Lovewell - Paola, KS, Jim Lovewell and his wife-Jean, Nellie Melton, Vera Mogan, Fred Lovewell and Rosie Lovewell - all of El Dorado Springs; six grandchildren - Dale Dixon, Bill Lovewell, Tiffany Botzow, Emily Phillips and Kelsey and Tyler Lovewell; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in Thieme-Shadel-Hicks at Rivermonte in Springfield. Burial will follow in Freeman-Holsapple Cemetery, Collins. Friends called from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the funeral home.
MARY JOANN SALLEE
Mary JoAnn Sallee, 64, was born on Nov. 8, 1939, and went to be with Jesus on Nov. 28, 2003, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center.
Mary loved to spend time with her family, watching movies chosen by her grandchildren. She looked forward to holidays when her children and loved ones gathered together. She also enjoyed going to Branson to see a family member's country music show, where she was made to feel so special. Sitting in the sun was another pastime she loved, soaking up the warmth of a beautiful day.
Mary's decision to totally surrender her life to the Lord was on Oct. 8, 1999, which gave her peace within.
She was preceded in death by Junior Wunderlich, Dwayne Wunderlich, Bonnie Gragg and Rose Hamilton.
Survivors include her three sons - Rick Sallee and Robbie Sallee - both of Chanute, KS, and Buddie Sallee - Humboldt, KS; her daughter, Rhonda Bland - El Dorado Springs; 13 grandchildren - Brant, Ricky, Ryan, Race, Chris, Adam, Keena, Catlin, Chance, Channing, Christian, Kaisha and Kelsey; six great-grandchildren; her brothers and sisters - Ruby Hitt - San Juan, TX, Grace Wiseman - Howard, KS, Raymond Wunderlich - Howard, KS, Jim Wunderlich - Piedmont, KS, Betty Hamilton - Hayesville, KS, Delores Powers - Cocoa Beach, FL, Dottie Simon - Severy, KS, Joe Wunderlich - Stroud, OK, Barry Wunderlich - Piedmont, KS, and Jerry Wunderlich - Atlanta, KS; nieces; nephews and friends.
Services were held Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 2, at the Hackleman Chapel with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Interment was in the El Dorado Springs Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Rick Sallee, Robbie Sallee, Buddie Sallee, Lyle Bland, Adam Sallee and Larry King.
JOHN EDGAR SHERMAN
John Edgar Sherman, 85, Nevada, was born to William Henry and Mina Ellen Waller Sherman southeast of El Dorado Springs in Cedar County on March 17, 1918, and departed this life on Nov. 30, 2003. He lived his childhood on a farm in and around El Dorado Springs.
On Nov. 24, 1942, he was united in marriage to Ruby Maddalin Hargrove. To this union three daughters and one son were born - Toni Kay, Thelma Rae, Rita Mae and Jack Evan.
John was drafted into the United States Army on Oct. 17, 1941. He was in anti-aircraft and was stationed in several states. He served as platoon sergeant and fire control electrician on half track, 40 mm anti-aircraft. In 1944, John was transferred to infantry and then sent to the South Pacific, seeing action with the 7th Infantry Division on Leyte and Okinawa. He was wounded on Okinawa and hospitalized on Saipan. He volunteered to return to Okinawa and went with a unit to Korea, where the United States disarmed the Japanese. John then returned to the U.S. and was discharged on Nov. 26, 1945.
On Oct. 3, 1949, John reenlisted with the Army and was sent to Trieste, Italy, serving with the 351st Infantry Regiment. He returned to the United States in December of 1950 to form the 4th Infantry Division in Ft. Benning, GA. The division was sent to Germany in July of 1951. John returned to the U.S. and was discharged in January of 1953.
John enlisted with the United States Air Force in march of 1953 and was sent to Air Police Squadron Security Headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base, NE. There he was in charge of security on one relief. From February 1954 until March 1957, John was involved with recruiting in Oklahoma and served in personnel at Vance Air Force Base until July 1958. From there he was transferred to Kessler Air Force Base Mississippi until December of 1960. He was sent to Grand Island, NE, as a tester for recruiters and transferred to Lowry Air Force Base, CO, in October of 1961 as NCOIC of Student Records. John retired on Oct. 19, 1965, with 20 years of combined service.
John was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Glen; and his grandson, William John Sherman.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Ruby - of the home; his children - Toni Kay Decker - Eau Clair, WI, Thelma Rae Pettibon and her husband-Larry - Gower, MO, Rita Mae Anderson and her husband-Ed - Richmond, KS, and Jack Evan Sherman and his wife-JoAnne - Enterprise, AL; 11 grandchildren - Ronda Decker Pepper and her husband-Tom, Robert Decker, Terry Bentz and his wife-Bria, Andy Bentz and his wife-Kim, Darcy Anderson Hahn and her husband-Jeral, Jared Anderson, Kyle Anderson, Josh Sherman, Joseph Sherman and Andrea Sherman; four great-grandchildren - Ariel Kovar, Derek Kovar, Jordyn Decker and Carter Bentz; other relatives and a host of friends.
Services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Hackleman Chapel with Rev. John Nichols officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs. Pallbearers will be Robert Decker, Terry Bentz, Andy Bentz, Jared Anderson, Kyle Anderson and Jeral Hahn. Honorary pallbearers are Ronda Pepper, Darcy Hahn, Andrea Sherman, Joseph Sherman, Josh Sherman, Allen Hargrove, Charles Hargrove and Richard Hargrove.
Memorial contributions may be made to the V.F.W.
RUBY A. WILSON
Ruby A. Wilson, 95, was born in Hale, MO, on Sept. 18, 1908, to James and Cora Holladay and passed away Nov. 24, 2003, in Cameron.
She is survived by her daughter, Betty Hartshorn - Dederick; two sons, Donald and Harold Riddle - both of Cameron; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Friday afternoon, Nov. 28, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with David Studer officiating under direction of the Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. .