Bobby Eugene Rickman, Sr.
Nov. 29, 1935-Oct. 10, 2007
Mr. Bobby Eugene Rickman, Sr., of Goodman, Mo., departed this life on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at the Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, Mo., at the age of 71.
Bobby was born on Nov. 29, 1935, in Portageville, Mo., son of Lester and Vera Beatrice (Cagle) Rickman. He worked in the Southeast, Mo., cotton fields prior to joining the United States Army. On Aug. 4, 1967, in Flint, Mich., he was united in marriage to Lucy Jennings and together they shared the last 40 years. In 1967 Lucy and he moved their family to Goodman, Mo. Throughout his life he worked in the field of construction as a heavy equipment operator. After he retired, he worked for Paul Sprinkle at the Goodman Gas and Service Company. He was a member of the VFW Post #4142 in Neosho, Mo., and was a charter member of the Blessed Hope Church in Goodman. He enjoyed playing the guitar, singing, shooting pool, motorcycling and most of all, spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, David Rickman and Jimmy Rickman; and a grandchild, Harley Segura.
Bobby is survived by his loving wife, Lucy J. Rickman of the home; five sons, Bobbie E. Rickman, Jr., of Lanagan, Mo., Ronald Rickman of Goodman, Mo., Stephen Michael Rickman and wife, Hazel, of Springfield, Mo., Mabin Joe Cook of Goodman, Mo., and Bryan Cook and wife, Ruby, of Marionville, Mo.; two daughters, Laura Entrekin and husband, William, of Luling, La., and Beatrice Segura and husband, Ronnie, of Bethpage, Mo.; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Bondee Rickman and wife, Pauline, of Jonesboro, Ark., Harold Rickman and wife, Glenda, of Decatur, Tenn., Jerry Rickman and wife, Gladys, of Goodman, Mo., and Larry Rickman and wife, Kathy, of Snellville, Ga.; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Eugene Rickman, Sr., are 10 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2007, in the Goodman Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Homes with Pastor Larry Stites and Bryan Cook officiating. Ronnie Segura will deliver the eulogy. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Howard Cemetery in Goodman, Mo., with escort provided by the Patriot Guard Riders. Those honoring his life by serving as pallbearers are Ronald Rickman, Mabin Joe Cook, Jerry Rickman, Jr., Derek Cook, Justin Cook, Donnie Rickman, Charles Rickman, Rhys Entrekin, Tad Marshall, Dick Holland and Rick Holland. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6 until 8 in the funeral home chapel. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website www.ozarkfuneralhome.com. Memorials are being directed to the Blessed Hope Church and contributions may be left at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Goodman, Mo.
William Glenn Crabtree
Aug. 5, 1948-Oct. 9, 2007
William Glenn Crabtree, 59, of Rocky Comfort, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007.
He was born Aug. 5, 1948, in Hutchinson, Kan., son of Ruby D. (Ervin) Crabtree and the late Gomer Bill Crabtree.
He served in the United States Air Force in Viet Nam.
He owned and operated Wrangler's Cowtown Restaurant in Wheaton for many years.
Surviving are his wife, Lynda J. (Fultz) Crabtree; his mother, Ruby Crabtree; three sons, Danny Stamps and wife, Karol, of Springdale, Ark., David Stamps and wife, Alicia, of Rocky Comfort, and Brad Crabtree and wife, Kim, of Centerton, Ark.; one daughter, Tricia Leach and husband, Cody, of Springdale, Ark.; and 16 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father; one sister, Patricia Crabtree; one grandson, Drew Stamps; and one granddaughter, Bethany Cupples.
Friends were received from 6 until 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at the Wheaton Funeral Home, Wheaton, Mo.
Services were held at Stella Baptist Church, Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Glenn Ennis officiating.
Interment followed in the Union/Owlsly Cemetery, Stella, Mo., with full military honors.
Contributions may be made to the family for funeral expenses in care of the funeral home.
Services were under the direction of Wheaton Funeral Home, Wheaton, Mo.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.wheatonfuneralhome.com.
Ruth Inez Cruse
Feb. 8, 1935-Oct. 6, 2007
Ruth Inez Glaubensklee Cruse, 72, of Anderson, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at her residence.
Ruth began her journey on Feb. 8, 1935, in Streator, Ill., born to the late David Ray and Inez (Jewell) Glaubensklee.
After a life spent in the nursing profession helping people, Ruth has passed from this world leaving behind a great legacy of care. She worked with her patients until the very end. Ruth would often bring her home health care patients food and other necessities when they had none. Ruth was also a licensed oncology nurse and substance abuse counselor. She will be remembered by all of her family, friends and others as a loving, vibrant woman whose brilliance was evident in everything she touched. Ruth was a member of MENSA, Phi Theta Kappa and enjoyed gardening, loved animals and photography. She always believed in life-time learning and bestowed a love of reading to her family and friends. Ruth has gone ahead to prepare the way for those she left behind and will be dearly missed by all.
She leaves behind her loving companion for many years, John Lynch of the home; a son, David Flanary and companion, Bobbie Townsend, of Anderson, Mo.; two daughters, Diana Ross and husband, John, of Anderson and Donna Cacy and husband, Robert, of Chickasha, Okla.; nine grandchildren, Dr. Shane Hopper, Jeffrey Hopper, Jeremy Flanary, Angela Rentsch, Shannon Lynch, Shannon Flanary Jones, Amber Brooks, Brittney Townsend and Matthew Townsend; eight great-grandchildren; along with many other relatives, friends and neighbors.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and husband T. C. (Sarge) Cruse on Jan. 22, 1984.
Funeral Services for Ruth Inez Glaubensklee Cruse was held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at the Walker-Dowd Funeral Home Chapel in Anderson, Mo., with the Reverend Larry Stites officiating. Burial followed the service at the Newtonia Cemetery, Newtonia, Mo. Shane Hopper, Robert Cacy, Jeff Hopper, John Jones, Jeremy Flanary and Junior Jones honored Ruth’s life by serving as pallbearers. Herman Tanner and Larry Hopper served as honorary pallbearers.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, from 2 until 8 p.m. at the Walker-Dowd Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions in loving memory of Ruth may be given to the March of Dimes or the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at our website www.walker-dowd.com
Arrangements are under the personal care of Walker-Dowd Funeral Home of Anderson, Mo.
Arlie Andrew Hall
Oct. 17, 1922-Oct. 8, 2007
Arlie Andrew Hall, 84, of Pineville, Mo., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at 4:15 a.m. at Medicalodge in Neosho, Mo., following a short illness.
Arlie began his journey on Oct. 17, 1922, in Jane, Mo., one of nine children born to the late Charles and Nola (Schell) Hall. He married the love of his life, Imogene Cooper, on Nov. 21, 1942, in Pineville, Mo., and to this union one son was born. Arlie was a lifelong resident of the Stella area where together he and Imogene worked the family farm while raising their son. He worked at Rocketdyne in Neosho, Mo., for 11 years. Arlie enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing and was well known for his beautiful garden each year. He was a long-time member of the Masonic Lodge #538 in Stella, Mo., recently receiving his pin for 50 years. Arlie proudly served his country during World War II as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army Air Force. He attended the Simsberry United Methodist Church at Simsberry, Mo.
Arlie was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Kenneth Hall, Veriloy Hall and Donnie Hall.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Imogene Hall of the home; his son, Gary Don Hall and wife, Starlie, of Powell, Mo.; three brothers, Aurdy Don Hall of Arizona; Charles Dean Hall of California and LeRoy Hall of Kansas; two sisters, Levita Manning of Carthage, Mo., and Lena Mae Lombard of Joplin, Mo.; two grandchildren, Mike Scott Hall and his wife, Kimberly, of Powell, Mo., and Laura Jean Metcalf and her husband, Jason, of Powell, Mo.; two great-grandchildren, Caitlin Elizabeth Hall and Jason Andrew Metcalf; along with a host of relatives, friends and neighbors who will dearly miss Arlie and his beautiful garden.
Graveside Funeral services for Mr. Arlie Andrew Hall will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at the Union Cemetery east of Anderson, Mo. Brother Frank Arnall will officiate. Family and friends will honor Arlie’s life by serving as pallbearers. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post # 392.
Visitation was held Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, from 2 until 8 p.m. at the Walker-Dowd Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at our website www. walker-dowd.com.
Arrangements are under the personal care of Walker-Dowd Funeral Home, of Anderson, Mo.
April 28, 1947-Oct. 6, 2007
Ida Darlene Teague Crawford, 60, of Anderson, Mo., departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at her home.
Darlene entered this life on April 28, 1947, in Los Angeles, Calif. Her early life was spent in the state of Texas. For 28 years she lived in Lindsay, Okla., where she managed two area bars, The Derrick and The Red Barn. Later she owned and operated Darlene's Little Store in Maysville, Okla.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald Crawford of Maysville, Okla.; three daughters, Rettie Marshall of Sioux City, Iowa, Janette Crewes of Perry, Okla., and Deanne Teague of Maysville, Okla.; two sons, Curtis Teague of Anderson, Mo., and Danny Teague of Sioux City, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jerry Miller of Canadian, Texas; two sisters, Katy Richardson of Claremore, Okla., and Mary of Amarillo, Texas; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Visitation services for Darlene was held Tuesday evening from 3 until 5 in the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Homes. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website www.ozarkfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.
Tony Van Burkholder
July 3, 1960-Oct. 1, 2007
Tony Van Burkholder, 47, of Butler, Mo., died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at his home in Butler. He was born July 3, 1960, to William Lawrence and Nancy Lee Thompson Burkholder in Stella, Mo.
Van, one of three children, grew up in Noel, Mo., and graduated from McDonald County High School in 1978. Most of Van’s working career was that of a paramedic. Moving to Butler in the mid 1980s, Van worked as a paramedic at Bates County Memorial Hospital and has become a familiar face whenever emergency technicians are needed. He has helped many people in the community and his sincere and caring personality was a joy to the patients he treated. Van attended the Double Branch Christian Church and was a member of the Butler Masonic Lodge, National Wild Turkey Federation, Settle’s Ford Gun Club and NRA.
Van was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying bow hunting, turkey hunting, predator calling, duck hunting and fishing. On warm sunny days he could be found taking a nice stroll through town on his Harley-Davidson. Most recently Van started watching ultimate fighting championships. Playing poker was another of Van’s hobbies. His miniature schnauzer Bailey provided him with great companionship before preceding him in death.
Van is survived by his wife, Diane Burkholder of Butler, Missouri; a son, Justin Burkholder of Jasper, Missouri; his parents, Larry and Nancy Burkholder of Noel, Mo.; a brother, Michael Burkholder and wife Brandi of Noel, Mo.; a sister, Cindy West and husband, Stuart, of Abilene, Texas; a grandson, Micah Burkholder; a nephew, Jeremy West; two nieces, Jessica Wilson and Kayla Burkholder; and a stepdaughter, Lacy Jones of Butler, Mo.. He was preceded in death by a special friend, Sid Shippy.
Cremation funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at Schowengerdet Funeral Chapel in Butler, Mo., with Bro. Bill Perkey officiating. Contributions, Sid Shippy Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund. On-line condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.
Dorothy Mae Brock
Nov. 23, 1938-Oct. 5, 2007
Dorothy Mae Brock, 78, Stark City, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, at a Seneca nursing home, following a short illness.
Mrs. Brock was born Nov. 23, 1938, at Stark City, Mo., to John Cecil Becknell and Mae (Wagner) Becknell. She was a lifelong Stark City resident and had worked at several area garment factories in addition to being a farm wife. She was a member of the Newtonia Baptist Church. Dorothy and Nelson Gerald Brock were married on March 14, 1947, at Columbus, Kan., and he preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1994.
She is survived by five children and their spouses, Shirley and Phillip Kelly, Seneca, Mo., David and Vicki Brock, Stark City, Mo., Cynthia and Darrell Woodroof, Joplin, Mo., Mike and Beth Brock, Bella Vista, Ark., and Tim and Stephanie Brock, Stark City, Mo.; two brothers, John Becknell and wife, Bonnie, Quincy, Wash., and Joe Becknell and wife, Kay, St. Peters, Mo.; two sisters, Vera Anastasi and husband, Joe, Fountain Valley, Calif., and Lorene Woodruff, Neosho; and 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Dean Becknell.
Services were Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at 10 a.m. at the Clark Funeral Home, Granby, Mo. Pastor Tony Intessimone officiated. Burial followed in the Dice Cemetery, Fairview, Mo., with grandsons serving as pallbearers. Friends called at the Clark Funeral Home, Granby, Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the family received friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 7 at the funeral home.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements were under direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, Mo.