Suzanne Lynn ‘Taylor’ Peak
July 20, 1931 - Oct. 4, 2002
Suzanne Lynn “Taylor” Peak, 71, of Anderson, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at 1:20 a.m. at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., after an illness.
Mrs. Peak was born July 20, 1931, in Griffith, Ind., to the late Arthur and Berniece (Robinson) Taylor. She was married to Paul Peak on July 15, 1976. He survives of the home. She had been the administrator at Woodlawn Residential Care Facility in Anderson, Mo., since 1980. She was a member of the Nativity of our Lord Catholic Church in Noel, Mo.
Survivors include her husband, Paul. Four sons, six daughters, one brother, and one sister, 20 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial wan held Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at 10 a.m. in the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church. Father Joseph Leim, celebrant. Burial followed at the Anderson Cemetery in Anderson, Mo.
Pallbearers were Kevin Peak, Keith Tisdale, Jason Minton, John Minton, Jeremy Norred, Scot Norred and Louie Casias, Jr.
The visitation was held Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002. A rosary service was held following the visitation at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the building fund for Nativity of our Lord Catholic Church, 227 Sulphur St., Noel, Mo., 64854.
Richard Adair Keeton
Jan. 21, 1952 - April 10, 2003
Richard Adair Keeton, 51, of Pineville, Mo., died at 5 a.m., Thursday, April 10, 2003, at his home in Pineville.
Richard was born Jan. 21, 1952, in Crane, Texas, to Clarence Keeton, currently of Metarie, La., and Eleanor Means Donica, currently of Monett, Mo. He was a truck driver. He coached pee-wee football, was a Cub Scout master, a registered EMT and a member of the Christian Church in Howe, Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy.
He married Judith Keeton in Eureka Springs, Ark. She survives of the home.
Additional survivors include his parents; two sons, Christopher Keeton and wife Adriana of Jenkins, Mo., and Mark Keeton of Long Island, N.Y.; one sister, Kathleen Wilbanks and husband Philip of Wylie, Texas; one brother, John Keeton and wife Donna of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two stepsons, Jason Stallings and wife Amy of Dallas, Texas, and Sean Stallings and wife Laura of Spokane, Mo.; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Friday, April 11, 2003, at the Schooling Cemetery north of Pierce City, Mo. Randall Branum and Richard Craker officiated.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Arrangements were by Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City, Mo.
Homer B. ‘Doc’ Norris
May 11, 1914 - April 8, 2003
Homer B. “Doc” Norris, 88, of Bentonville, Ark., passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at McDonald County Nursing Home in Anderson, Mo.
He was born May 11, 1914, in Newark, Ark., the son of Leroy and Mary Etta Cox Norris. He was a member of the carpenters union in California and served in the Navy during World War II.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Mildred L. Green Norris, on April 17, 2002; one sister, Lindsey Norris; one brother, Bathas Bill Norris; and three grandchildren, Ricky Ehret, Cheryl Norris and E.T. Gwarek.
He is survived by one son, Homer B. Norris, Jr., of California; two daughters, Lea Ehret of Lanagan, Mo., and Neva Ruth Gwarek of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Roberta Stroud of West Point, Miss., and Marie Phillips of Texas.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Benton County Funeral Home of Bentonville. Memorial contributions can be made to any charity of the donor’s choice in care of the Benton County Funeral Home, 220 S. Main, Bentonville, AR 72712.
Isaac Willis Oliver
Aug. 12, 1927 - April 10, 2003
Mr. Isaac Willis Oliver, 75, of Pineville, Mo., died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2003, at Beverly Health Care Center in Anderson, Mo., after an illness.
Isaac was born Aug. 12, 1927, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Lawson Joseph and Eva Louise (Renner) Oliver. He had lived in Pineville, Mo., for less than a year, coming from Kansas City, Mo. He retired as a Staff Sergeant serving in the United States Army and the United States Air Force. He attended the Whittenburg Full Gospel Church in Pineville, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Bueford Oliver, Lawrence Oliver, Arnold Oliver, Ervin Oliver, Paul Oliver and Wesley Oliver; and three sisters, Orpha Shank, Floy Shank and an infant sister.
Survivors include three sons, Mike Oliver of Fulton, Mo., Stanley Oliver of Smyrna, Tenn., Steven Oliver of Waltonville, Ill.; a daughter, Deborah Diefenbach of Millstadt, Ill.; a brother, John Oliver of St. Ann, Mo.; two sisters, Anna Brazeal of Pineville, Mo., and Mildred Poindexter of Wellsville, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services for Isaac Willis Oliver will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2003, at the Union Cemetery in Stella, Mo. The Rev. Jamey Cope will officiate.
Visitation will be held Sunday, April 13, 2003, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo., from noon until 4 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 .m.
Memorial contributions may by given to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
Linda Sue Philpott Collins
Aug. 28, 1945 - April 3, 2003
Linda Sue Philpott Collins, 57-year-old resident of Noel, Mo., died April 2, 2003, at her home.
Born Aug. 28, 1945, in Bentonville, Ark., she was the daughter of William Ben Philpott and Goldie Faye Rutherford Philpott. She grew up in Decatur, Ark., and moved to Noel in 1988. She was a poultry trimmer and enjoyed crocheting and reading.
Linda was preceded in death by five brothers, Kenneth Philpott, Donald Philpott, Bud Philpott, Jack Philpott and William Philpott, two sisters, Wanda Lee Philpott and Eva Philpott.
Survivors include two sons, Johnny Tucker of Gravette, Ark., and Bennie Crowley of Joplin, Mo.; one daughter, Lisa Jones of Noel, Mo.; three sisters, Gilda Shook of Decatur, Ark., Wilma Hayes of Sulphur Springs, Ark., and Carol Miller of Southwest City, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Erin Fay Tucker, Jerald Patrick Mitchell, Amber Dawn Moore, Tabitha Moore, Brittany Dawn Crowley, Hayley Nicole Crowley and Dalton Allen Young; and six brothers, Ronnie Philpott, Jim Philpott and Dwight Philpott, all of Gentry, Ark., Lannie Philpott of Tulsa, Okla., Lonnie Philpott of Kansas, Okla., and Dwayne Philpott of Decatur, Ark.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at Wasson Memorial Chapel in Siloam Springs, Ark., with Jim Whisenant officiating. Burial will follow at Decatur Cemetery in Decatur, Ark.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 7 at Wasson Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs, Ark.
Connie May Ellis
Nov. 27, 1919 - April 5, 2003
Connie May Ellis of Joplin, Mo., mother of Carolyn Blevins and husband Johnny of Pineville, was born Nov. 27, 1919, in Dutton, Ark., to Harrison and Bessie Vanover. She joined our Heavenly Father on April 5, 2003, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Connie worked for many years in nutrition services for the former Oak Hill Hospital, Joplin House Healthcare and Regency Health Care. After her retirement in food service, she was employed by U.S. Bank as a caretaker for many individuals. She enjoyed helping and serving others, retiring at the age of 81 due to illness. Connie will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Kenneth, a son, Roger Ellis, and grandson, Bryan Kilgore.
Connie is survived by her son, Dr. William Kilgore and his wife, Jeanne, of Window Rock, Ark.; two daughters, Carolyn Blevins and husband, Johnny, of Pineville, Mo., and Dolores Foster and husband, Bobby, of Joplin, Mo. Connie is one of 14 brothers and sisters with one surviving sister, Linda Tate and husband, Malcolm, of Oark, Ark. She is also survived by a stepbrother, Charley Reed and his wife, Alice, three stepsisters, Viada Kimbrill and husband Doy, Maxine McIlroy and Arlene Griffith and husband, James, all of Arkansas. She is blessed with 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
Vades R. Shields
Dec. 9, 1911 - April 6, 2003
Mr. Vades Richard Shields, 91, of Goodman, Mo., formerly of Southwest City, Mo., died at 6:24 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2003, at Gravette Medical Center in Gravette, Ark., after a short stay.
Vades R. Shields was born Dec. 9, 1911, on the Saratoga Prairie northeast of Southwest City, Mo. He owned and farmed a portion of land which had originally belonged to his great-great-grandfather who settled on the prairie in 1846. He was a 20-year member of the ASC Office in Anderson, Mo.
Vades married Gladys Ethel Moore June 9, 1934. She preceded him in death Sept. 5, 1979. Also preceding him in death was a son, Vades Duane, both parents, and his sister, Gladys (Shields) Womack.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Dorothy and Bill Beauchamp of Goodman, Mo., and Donna and Rudy Gonzalez of Southwest City, Mo.; five grandchildren and their spouses, Gale and Betty Renner of Hiwasse, Ark., Gene and Patti Renner of Wagoner, Okla., Giffard and Janie Renner of Grove, Okla., Marla Raylene and Fred Lamb of Goodman, Mo., and Keith Honeyman of Joplin, Mo.; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Vades R. Shields will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2003, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Southwest City, Mo. The Rev. Jack Sawyer will officiate. Burial will be in the Southwest City Cemetery in Southwest City, Mo.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 10, 2003, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Southwest City, Mo., from noon until 8 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be given to Saratoga Springs Cemetery or Fairview Cemetery.