Matha Waynoma Thomas
June 8, 1920-Nov. 29, 2004
Matha Waynoma Thomas, 84, of Goodman, Mo., departed this life Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, in Freeman Hospital Neosho, in Neosho, Mo.
Matha was born June 8, 1920, in Powell, Mo., to the late Claude and Bessie (Harmon) Anderson. December of 1939 she was united in marriage to E.L. "Slim" Thomas and to this union two daughters were born. Throughout her life she was a hardworking and devoted homemaker to her husband and family. Matha lived all of her life in McDonald County, Mo., except for two years she lived near her daughter in Tucson, Ariz. She was a gifted quilter, and an avid reader.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Slim on May 15, 1996, and a son in-law, John Strouf.
Matha is survived by her two daughters, Linda Gardner and husband, Bill, of Tucson, Ariz., and Jan Strouf of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; four granddaughters and one grandson; five great-great grandchildren; a brother, Jack Anderson of the state of Washington, and a sister, Mona Ellis of the state of Kan.; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Private graveside funeral service for Matha Waynoma Thomas will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004. Ed Fields, Michael Schlichting, Todd Forsythe, Bryan Caldaralla, Chad Wagner, and Brian Gardner will serve as pallbearers. Friends may pay their respects on Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, from 1-4 p.m. in the Ozark Funeral Home, in Goodman, Mo.
Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home, of Goodman, Mo.
Brenah McKay Stevens
July 9, 1987-Jan. 19, 2005
Brenah McKay Stevens, 17, of Noel, Mo., departed this life Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, in the Freeman Hospital in Neosho, Mo.
Brenah was born July 9, 1987, in Claremore, Okla. She was a lifelong area resident of Noel, Mo. She enjoyed craft projects, cooking and most of all her cats.
Brenah is survived by her mother, Twila White of the home; her father, Michael Stevens of Seneca, Mo.; three sisters, Sabrah Roark of Gravette, Ark., Jade Stevens of Gravette, Ark., and Cheyane White of the home; two brothers, Jaron Stevens of Noel, Mo., and Mikhia Stevens of the home; maternal grandmother, Midge Machupa of Noel, Mo.; maternal grandfather, Paul Machupa, and wife Betty, of Noel, Mo.; aunt Sheila Agofski of Noel, Mo.; and a host of other family and friends.
Graveside funeral services for Brenah McKay Stevens, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, in the Noel Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m. in the Ozark Funeral Home Chapel in Noel, Mo.
Arrangements were under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home.
Virgie Ida Hobbs
Aug. 6, 1920-Jan. 20, 2005
Virgie Ida Hobbs, 84, of Winchester, Kan., died at 5:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, in the Jefferson County Memorial Geriatrics Center, in Winchester, Kan.
Virgie was born Aug. 6, 1920, in Noel, Mo., the daughter of the late Howard and Anna (Cantrell) Penn. On July 2, 1938, in Pineville, Mo., she was united in marriage to Doran A. Hobbs and to this union four sons and two daughters were born.
Throughout her life she was a hard working and devoted home maker to her husband and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Doran on June 17, 1984, a brother, Floyd Penn, and a sister, Ruby Murphy.
Virgie is survived by four sons, Doran V. Hobbs of the state of Arizona, Henry H. Hobbs, of the state of Oklahoma, Larry G. Hobbs of Lawrence, Kan., and Donald L. Hobbs of the state of Nebraska; two daughters, Barbara Sears of Southwest City, Mo., and Gale Hobbs of Winchester, Kan.; four brothers, Chester, Oscar, Louis, and Frank Penn; two sisters, Louise Hobbs and Freida Burnett; 12 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Graveside funeral services for Virgie Ida Hobbs were 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, in the Anderson Cemetery in Anderson, Mo., with the Rev. Pat Jeffers officiating.
Visitation was held on Saturday between 1 and 1:45 p.m. in the Ozark Funeral Home Chapel in Anderson, Mo.
Arrangements were under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home, of Anderson, Mo.
Theresa Marlene McCumsey
Sept. 5, 1956-Jan. 20, 2005
Ms. Theresa Marlene McCumsey, 48, of Anderson, Mo., departed this life Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at 11:40 a.m., at St. Johnís Hospital in Joplin, Mo.
Theresa was born Sept. 5, 1956. in Oakland, Calif., to Douglas E. and Nellie C. (Ferris) McCumsey. Ms. McCumsey had lived in the McDonald County area for the past four years coming from California.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Nellie, in 1990 and a brother, Terence McCumsey, in 1997.
Theresa is survived by her father, Douglas McCumsey, wife. Charlotte, and two sons, Jimmy McCumsey and Christopher McCumsey, both of Hayward, Calif.; three brothers, Timothy Reilly of San Rafael, Calif., Eric McCumsey of San Leandro, Calif. and Jason McCumsey of Concord, Calif.; four sisters, Anna Lee Reilly of Berkley, Calif., Debbie Martin of Lanagan, Mo., Cindy Brown of Cameron Park, Calif., and Laurie Riker of Fresno, Calif.
Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark funeral Home of Anderson, Mo.
Charles William Drain
Aug. 3, 1949-Jan. 21, 2005
Charles William Drain, 55, of Pineville, Mo., passed away Jan. 21, 2005, at his home in Pineville. He was born on August 3, 1949, in Rogers, Ark., to Garland Franklin Drain and Esther Mae Stover Drain. He was married to Cathy Borgmeier on Sept. 28, 1990, in Miami, Okla.
Charles worked in construction but most of his life he worked for RTW. His hobbies included hunting, traveling, riding his ATV and being with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Cathy) of the home; two sons, Charles Drain and wife, Shauna, of Pineville, Mo., Jerry Roland and wife, Brandi, of Bentonville, Ark.; four daughters, Charlene Cade and husband, Matt, of Bentonville, Mo., Brenda Drain of Bella Vista, Ark., Janelle Roland of Pea Ridge, Ark., Latrisha Krogman and husband, Rick, of Green Forest, Ark.; his mother, Esther Mae Stover Drain of Rogers, Ark.; four sisters, Frances Shaffer of Rogers, Ark., Janice Teeteers, Wagner, Okla., Della Slyter of Rogers, Ark., Debbie Bauer of Seligman, Mo.; one brother, Bobby Drain of Rogers, Ark.; six grandchildren, Cody, Chandler, Julia, Kelsey, Kaitlyn and Conner.
He was preceded in death by his father, Garland, and two brothers, Carl and Eugene Drain and a granddaughter, Gabrielle.
Services were Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. at the Callison-Lough Funeral Chapel with burial in the Simsbury Cemetery.
Billy John Barker Sr.
June 29, 1931-Jan. 23, 2005
Billy John Barker Sr., 73 of Goodman, Mo., departed this life on Sunday, January 23, 2005 at Freeman Neosho Hospital, Neosho, Mo.
Billy was born June 29, 1931, in Seneca, Mo., to the late James and Gladys Boman Barker. He attended school in Seneca, Mo., until he was a junior in high school. He moved to Wichita, Kan., where he met and later married Jennie French on Sept. 23, 1951, and to this union seven children were born.
Billy worked at Dole Processing in Wichita, Kan., later working at Hodges Hearing Aid Service. He also served as a deputy in Sedgwick County and later he became the Sheriff of Douglas, Kan. In 1969 the family moved to McDonald County, Mo., where he served as a police officer in Anderson also working as a machinist at Fabco, in Neosho, Mo. Retiring after many years, he set his watch on the television and never put it on again. In his spare time he worked on tractors and lawn mowers and the building of many creative gifts for his family and friends to enjoy. He loved having a cup of coffee and a good conversation with friends. Billy was known for his smile and sense of humor, having never met a stranger. He was loved by everyone that knew him and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Rosa Boman; his father and mother, James and Gladys Barker; two brothers, Rex Barker and Roy Barker; two great-granddaughters and his loving wife, Jenny, of 52 years in 2003.
Billy is survived by his children, Billy John Barker Jr. and his wife, Phyllis, of Montgomery City, Mo., Rex Ronald Barker and his wife, Cindy, of Goodman, Mo., Carol Marie Dibble and her husband, Terrym of Goodman, Mo., Mary (Shorty) Slaven and her husband, Glen, of Lanagan, Mo., Nancy Jean Carney and her husband, Doug, of Joplin, Mo., Shirley Ann (Ebbinghaus) Whited of Joplin, Linda Kay Hines and her husband, Danny, of Goodman, Mo.; three brothers, Carroll (Scotty) Barker of Lanagan, Mo., Ray Barker of Goodman, Mo., and Lloyd Barker of Modesto, Calif.; 19 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren; and a very special companion, Sue Boman of Neosho, Mo.; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at 2 p.m. at the Walker-Dowd Funeral Home Chapel in Anderson, Mo.,.
Friends may pay their respects on Thursday from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Walker-Dowd Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.,, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. The family will have a private burial at the Gallamore Cemetery; Racine, Mo., at a later date.
Arrangements are under the personal care of Walker-Dowd Funeral Home, of Anderson, Mo.
Ruth Evelyn Mason
Feb. 10, 1917-Jan. 20, 2005
Ruth Evelyn Mason, 87, formerly of the Anderson and Neosho area, passed away at her daughterís home in Springfield, Mo., on Jan. 20, 2005.
Services were held at the Clark Funeral Home, 312 S. Wood, in Neosho, Mo., on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005. Visitation commenced at 1 p.m. with the funeral service following at 2 p.m. Interment was at the Memorial Park Cemetery south of Neosho. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or Community Hospices of America. The family would like to take this opportunity to extend its appreciation to Community Hospices of Springfield and her private care givers for their excellent care and compassion during Ruthís illness.
Mrs. Mason was born Feb. 10, 1917, to Roy E. Sellers and Artie (Rogers) Sellers Peck in Anderson, Mo., where she met and married Roy H. Mason, her husband of 59 years. He preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 1996, along with her half brother Charles R. Peck and a great-granddaughter. She is survived by her daughter, Diana R. Virden, and husband, Ed, of Springfield, Mo.; a son, Mickey D. Mason and wife, Laurel, of Nevada, Mo.; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Ruth was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved her role as a homemaker and especially enjoyed sewing, cooking and gardening. She was kind and generous, and had a wonderful sense of humor that she kept even through the worst of times. She accepted Jesus Christ as her lord and Savior at the age of 12 and that faith sustained her throughout her life. She and her husband, Roy, were always ready to lend a helping hand and in their later years ministered to the sick and home-bound as part of their lifelong commitment to the Lord. At the time of her death she was still a member of the High Street Christian Church in Neosho, Mo. She was a special lady who brought joy to all who came to know her and will be deeply missed.