Allen Eugene Meador
June 27, 1961-Feb. 21, 2005
Allen Eugene Meador 43, of Noel, Mo., departed this life on Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at his home after a sudden illness.
Allen was born June 27, 1961, at the Gravette, Ark., hospital to the late Charles and Betty (Watson) Meador. He grew up in Noel, Mo., and attended the Noel Elementary School and graduated from the McDonald County High School in 1980. He was employed by the City of Noel in the Street Department. Allen married his wife, Karla Ann Braitsch, on October 4, 1992, at the United Methodist Church in Noel, Mo.
Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Betty (Watson) Meador and a brother, Neal Meador.
He is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Karla Meador; one brother, Frankie and his wife, Annette, of Noel, Mo.; one sister Julie and her husband, Sherrill (Bud) Gilmore, of Goodman, Mo. Allen also leaves behind four nephews and three nieces, five aunts and many cousins and numerous friends. Allen was friendly and helpful to everyone and will be missed by all who knew him.
A memorial service for Allen will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at 2 p.m. at the Walker-Dowd Funeral Home Chapel in Anderson, Mo. The Rev. Jim Wallis will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, from 1 p.m. until service time.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the personal care of Walker-Dowd Funeral Home, of Anderson, Mo.
Carnie E. Stephens
Oct. 21, 1921-Jan. 10, 2006
Mr. Carnie E. Stephens, 84, of Anderson, Mo., was called to heaven at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at Freeman Neosho Hospital in Neosho, Mo., after an illness.
Carnie Stephens began his journey on Oct. 21, 1921, in Jacket, Mo., one of nine children born to the late Willie “Homer” and Dora (Mahurin) Stephens. He was a lifelong resident of McDonald County. Carnie enjoyed country and gospel music, farming and loved to watch the Andy Griffith Show. He was a very hard worker and dedicated father. Carnie worked as a logger, sawmill operator and milk hauler.
He married Marjorie Evans on July 31, 1941, in Pineville, Mo. She survives. Additional survivors include five children, Euleta “Sami” Stewart of Anderson, Mo., Connie Shields of Gridley, Calif., Joyce Mack of Oroville, Calif., William “Bud” Stephens of Seneca, Mo., and Barbara Dustin of Sacramento, Calif.; six sisters, Zola Griffith of Jane, Mo., Oleta Cargile of Anderson, Mo., Dean Rodney of Anderson, Mo., Bonnie Newberry of Green Forest, Ark., Naomi Bailey of Rocky Comfort, Mo., and Vivian Blevins of Stella, Mo.; 16 grandchildren, Connitta Bowers of Galesburg, Kan., Bryan Stewart of Anderson, Mo., Newell Stewart of Saco, Maine, Stephen Shewmake of Loma Rica, Calif., Deanna Viger of Saco, Maine, Delora Hutchinson of Houlton, Maine, Ryan Coker of Gridley, Calif., Robbin Coker of Sacramento, Calif,, Rhonda Stanley of Sacramento, Calif., April Loveland of Montpelier, Idaho, Angela Higdon of Neosho, Mo., Beverlee Grey of Iwakuni, Japan, Melissa Davison of Yorkville, Ill., Clem Stephens of Montpelier, Idaho, Vicki Geiger of Reno, Nev., and Jolene Lomeli of Gridley, Calif.; 37 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; along with many other relatives, friends and neighbors who will miss Carnie and his smile.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Myrl Stout and Pearle Blevins; and three grandchildren, Roger Blevins, Lincoln Hughes and Jason Hughes.
Funeral services for Carnie Stephens were on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the Walker-Dowd Funeral Home Chapel in Anderson, Mo., the Rev. Bob Holloway officiating. Burial followed in the Macedonia Cemetery in Stella, Mo. Clem Stephens, Bryan Stewart, Sonny Griffith, George Griffith, Scott Griffith and Chris Girffith honored Carnie’s life by serving as pallbearers. Memorial contributions in loving memory of Carnie may be given to the Macedonia Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Friends paid their respects on Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at the funeral home from noon until 8 p.m. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site, www.walker-dowd.com.
Arrangements were under the personal care of Walker-Dowd Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.
Paul F. Smith
May 23, 1923-Jan. 3, 2006
A memorial service was held on the Jan. 6, 2006, at Willamette National Cemetery in Canby, Ore., for Paul F. Smith, Sr. who died Jan. 3, 2006, at the age of 82. Paul was born May 23, 1923, in Nampa, Idaho, to Calvin and Ora Smith, but was raised in Missouri. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Glenn, Otho, and Ralph and one sister, Emma.
He married G. Evabelle Smith in 1948. He is survived by his wife, six children, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren plus one sister, Lena Vaughan of Pineville, Mo., two brothers, Calvin Jr. of Joplin and Charles of Overland Park, Kan.
Paul served in the Army during World War II in North Africa, Italy, France, Germany and with the occupation forces after the war. He started a teaching career as a high school principal in Oklahoma in 1951. He then taught two years in Noel, Mo. In 1954 he moved to Oregon and primarily taught wood shop and driver’s education at the Canby Union High School for the next 28 years retiring in 1982.
John Nelson Walker
June 5, 1941-Jan. 15, 2006
John Nelson Walker, cherished father, grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at his home. Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa, Kan., with the Rev. Gayle H. King, Broomfield, Colo., officiating (a longtime family friend). Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Olathe Medical Center.
John was preceded in death by his mother, Laura Lou Walker, and father, Don Nelson Walker. He is survived by his daughter, Courtney Walker Boschma and his son, John Robinson Walker, Courtney’s husband Bill and their two sons, Robert and David. He is also survived by his two sisters; Marilyn Kaye Shipley and Donna Lou Branston; his two brothers, Don Joseph Walker and William Ross Walker. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
John was born June 5, 1941, in Joplin, Mo. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas and a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was a captain in the US Air Force, stationed in Thailand and Vietnam during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Air Medal for his service to his country. After the war, John returned to Tulsa, Okla., to join his college friend Dick Carson to work for Carson Attractions. This began his career in the entertainment industry, retiring after 16 years as the box office manager for the City of Lubbock, Texas.
He loved his family and friends and was quick with a joke. Here’s to you John, cheers. You will be missed.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.amosfamily.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa, Kan.
Glen Dale Nunn
May 18, 1931-Jan. 16, 2006
Glen Dale Nunn, 74, of Arkansas City, Kan., died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at the Harry Hynes Hospice Care Unit of Via Christi Medical Center-St. Francis Campus of Wichita, Kan. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home of Arkansas City, Kan. Burial is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at the Union Cemetery near Anderson, Mo.
Glen was born May 18, 1931, in Stella, Mo., to Cletus C. and Opal W. (DePriest) Nunn. He was reared and educated in Stella, Mo. He served in the National Guard. Glen worked as an independent truck driver for most of his life.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita of the home; four sons, Bruce of Grand Junction, Colo., Johnny and his wife, Kay, of South Carolina, William and his wife, Sharon, of Winslow, Ark., and Charles and his wife, Anna, of Arkansas City, Kan.; four daughters; Brenda and her husband, Hershall, of Joplin, Mo., Glenda and her husband, Tommy Jones, of West Virginia, Linda and her husband, Joe Dukard, of Joplin, Mo., and Tonia Dulohery and her companion, Paul Gilbert, of Prineville, Ore.; two sisters, Mildred Williams, Stella, Mo., and Euteva Cox of Lawton, Okla.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Violet Nunn.
A memorial has been established with the Union Church and Cemetery. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Arrangements are being made through the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home of Arkansas City, Kan. On-line condolences may be made at www.rindt-erdman.com.
April 8, 1929-Jan. 17, 2006
Alyce Motley age 76, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Anderson, Mo., was called to heaven at 4:39 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, at Harry Hines Memorial Hospice in Wichita, Kan., after an illness.
Arrangements are pending and are under the personal care of Walker-Dowd Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.walker-dowd.com.
Forrest Abel Miller
July 20, 1932-Jan. 16, 2006
Forest Abel Miller, 73, of Anderson, Mo., departed this life on Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at the Freeman Hospital in Neosho, Mo., after a battle with cancer.
Forest entered this life on July 20, 1932, in War Creek, Ky., one of six children born to the late Jerry Joseph and Eunice Margaret (Moore) Miller. He was raised in War Creek and Lawson, Ky., and graduated from the Breathitt High School in Jackson, Ky. After high school graduation, he attended the Cleary College in Ypsilanti, Mich. Forrest served his country faithfully in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict where he was a POW. After being honorably discharged he returned to War Creek, Ky., and on June 18, 1955, he was united in marriage to Doshie Ree Burks and to this union four children were born. They made their home in Highland, Mich., for several years. Forrest was employed for over 31 years by Ford Motor Company working at the Wixon Assembly Plant. In 1990 he and Doshie moved to Anderson, Mo.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Margaret Louise Miller.
Forrest is survived by his wife of 50 years, Doshie Miller of the home; two sons, Jerry Miller and wife, Julie, of Fenton, Mich., and Steve Miller of Pierce City, Mo.; a daughter, Carol Miller of Anderson, Mo.; a granddaughter, Jessica Marie Miller; four sisters, Eloise York of Townsend, Tenn., Emagene Head of Clarksville, Tenn., Faye Poole of Clarkston, Mich., and Lois Smith of Waterford, Mich.; a brother, Wendell Miller of Highland, Mich.; several nieces and nephews as well as a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Forrest Abel Miller are 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at the Ozark Funeral Home Chapel in Anderson, Mo., with Chaplin Todd Decker officiating. Friends may pay their respects on Thursday from noon until 5 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Memorials are being directed to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital and contributions may be left at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website, www.ozarkfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.