John David Stewart
Dec. 13, 1941-May 14, 2008
Mr. John David Stewart, 66, of Pineville, Mo., departed this life on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at the VA Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark.
John was born on Dec. 13, 1941, in Lawton, Okla., son of the late John D. and Pearl Rose (Pearlette) Doke Stewart. He was raised in Joplin, Mo. He served his country faithfully in the United States Air Force, the Army National Guard, the Navy Reserves and the Marines. For 16 years he worked for the City of Joplin as foreman of the Street Department. He enjoyed working crossword puzzles, yard work and was famous for his chili recipe.
John is survived by a son, David Stewart and wife, Julie, of Farmington, Ark.; four daughters, Tammy Clayton of Farmington, Ark., Cheryl Stewart of Coweta, Okla., Tina Inscore and husband, Craig, of Joplin, Mo., and Candace Stewart of Joplin, Mo.; five grandchildren; three brothers, Bobby Stewart of Washington, Okla., Jerry Alexander of Panama City, Fla., and Frederick Stewart of the state of California; two sisters, Mary Stewart of Tahlequah, Okla., and Lynn Stewart of Washington, Okla.; his dear friend, Earline Harp of Goodman, Mo.; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Graveside services with full military honors for John David Stewart were 10 a.m. Monday, May 19, 2008, at the Fayetteville National Cemetery in Fayetteville, Ark., with Father Frank Sierra officiating. The family received friends on Sunday afternoon from 1 until 3 p.m. in the Ozark Funeral Home Chapel in Anderson, Missouri. 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.
Vyrl Dean Rodney
March 30, 1928-May 14, 2008
Vyrl “Dean” Rodney, 80, of Seneca, Mo., was called to heaven at 8:25 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at the National Healthcare Center in Joplin, Mo., following a long illness.
Dean began her journey on March 30, 1928, in Hiwasse, Ark., born to the late Willie “Homer” and Dora (Mahurin) Stephens. She lived most of her life in Stella, Mo., before moving to Seneca, Mo., 42 years ago. Dean dedicated her life to raising her family. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, sewing, gardening. She loved flowers and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Dean will be remembered by family and friends as a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, caring friend and neighbor. She served the Lord by leading music for 17 years at the Hart Community Church.
Dean was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Ted Spencer on Feb. 19, 2006; her second husband, Ray Rodney in 2003; one son, John Wesley Spencer; a brother, Carnie Stephens; three sisters, Myrl Stout, Pearle Blevins and Oleta Cargile; and one grandson, Aaron Garrett.
Survivors include her four sons, James Leroy Spencer Sr. of Pineville, Mo., Ronald Dean Spencer and wife, Robin, of Sheldon, Mo., Arnold Lee Spencer and wife, Jane, of Neosho, Mo., and Teddy Wayne Spencer and wife, Shirley, of Anderson, Mo.; four sisters, Zola Griffith of Jane, Mo., Bonnie Newberry of Green Forest, Ark., Naomi Lewis of Rocky Comfort, Mo., and Vivian Blevins of Stella, Mo.; 24 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; along with a host of family and friends who will dearly miss Dean and her kind ways.
Funeral services for Vyrl Dean Rodney were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2008, at the Walker-Dowd Funeral Home Chapel in Anderson, Mo. Brother David Munoz officiated. Burial followed the service at the Macedonia Cemetery in Stella, Mo. Kenneth Garrison, James Spencer Jr., Seth Bommarito, Allen Roark, Larry Spencer and Eddie Spence honored Dean’s life by serving as pallbearers.
Visitation was on Friday, May 16, 2008, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Walker-Dowd Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The family received friends at this time.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at our website www. walker-dowd.com.
Arrangements were under the personal care of Walker-Dowd Funeral Home, of Anderson, Mo.
Madeline A. Wilson
Aug. 5, 1932-April 26, 2008
Madeline A. Wilson, 75, of Anderson, Mo., was called to heaven at 8:38 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Freeman Neosho Hospital in Neosho, Mo., following an illness.
Madeline began her journey on Aug. 5, 1932, in Weslaco, Texas, one of four children born to the late Albert Arco and Covella (Thomas) Arrington. Madeline married the love of her life, George Wilson, on Jan. 7, 1952, at Wichita, Kan., and to this union four children were born. Madeline loved gardening, growing beautiful flowers, reading, doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren and family. She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and a friend to many. She was of the Methodist faith. Her grandchildren will always remember her as a confidante and attentive listener.
Madeline was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, George Wilson on April 28, 1980; an infant son, David Herman Wilson; a son, Michael Anthony Wilson; and a brother, Donald Arrington.
Surviving family include: one son, James Alan Wilson and wife, Nancy, of Joplin, Mo.; two daughters, Michelle Roark and husband, Jamie, of Anderson, Mo., and Michaelene Myers of Joplin, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Jill Missik of Joplin, Mo.; one brother, Glenn Brady and wife, Judy, of Harlingen, Texas; a sister, Alberta Janssen and husband, Don, of Webb City, Mo.; 12 grandchildren, Christopher Wilson, Teresa Wilson, Aubrey Elmore and husband, Nick, Dezeray Edwards and husband, Sean Paul, David Boles and wife, Tiffany, Jennifer Boles, Abagail Boles, James Wilson, Brandon Prince, Christina Zimmer, Aron Zimmer and Adam Janes; six great-grandchildren, Taylor Prince, Zane Boles, Lydia Zimmer, Tyler Zimmer, Kyler Zimmer and Talee Boles; along with many friends, neighbors and other relatives who will deeply miss Madeline.
Funeral services for Madeline Wilson were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at the Walker-Dowd Funeral Home Chapel in Anderson, Mo. Pastor Tom Ellis officiated. Burial followed the service at the Anderson Cemetery in Anderson, Mo.
Visitation was Tuesday, April 29, 2008, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Walker-Dowd Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The family received friends at this time.
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.
Clinton Franklin Whitehead
Jan. 11, 1966-April 28, 2008
Mr. Clinton Franklin Whitehead Jr., 42, of Lanagan, Mo., departed this life suddenly on Monday, April 28, 2008, at his families’ business in Lanagan from injuries received in a structure fire.
Clinton was born on Jan. 11, 1966, in Bakersfield, Calif., born to the union of Clinton Franklin Whitehead Sr. and Catheline Smith. He was raised in Bray, Okla., where he attended school. For the last five years he has called Lanagan, Mo., his home. He was the shop keeper for Cathy’s Treasurers in Lanagan.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clinton Franklin Whitehead Sr. and a sister, Melody Tune.
Clinton is survived by a son, Nicholas Whitehead of the state of Texas; his mother and step-father, Cathy and Bud Barnhart of Lanagan, Mo.; two brothers, John Tune and wife, Charlene, of Grove, Okla., and Melvin Branch and wife, April, of Anderson, Mo.; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.
No formal services will be held at this time. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.
William Oral Long
June 11, 1935-May 2, 2008
Mr. William Oral “Bill” Long, 72, of Goodman, Mo., departed this life on Friday morning, May 2, 2008, at the Seneca House in Seneca, Mo.
Bill was born on June 11, 1935, in Phoenix, Ariz., the only child born to Oral and Viola (Schell) Long. On May 17, 1958, in Phoenix he was united in marriage to Ruth I. Thurman and to this union two sons were born. He worked for various garment factories in the Phoenix area as a sewing machine mechanic. In 1989 he and Ruth moved to Granby, Mo., and on to Goodman, Mo., in 1997. He most recently worked for Sunbeam in Neosho as a security guard. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking projects.
Bill is survived by his wife on nearly 50 years, Ruth Long of the home; two sons, Oral E. Long of Goodman, Mo., and Michael W. Long and wife, Wendy, of Stark City, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
No formal services will be held at this time. 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.
May 5, 1961-April 7, 2008
Carrie Howard of Springfield, Mo., died April 7, 2008, of a sudden illness.
Survivors include her mother, Velma Lindenfelser of Lanagan, Mo.; her father, Joe Howard of Modesto, Calif.; three sisters, Shirley Bennett of Neosho, Mo., Brenda Howard of Modesto, Calif., and Tonya Howard of Ceres, Calif.; and three brothers, Chuck Howard of Neosho, Mo., Waylon Howard of Southwest City, Mo., and Billy Howard of Ceres, Calif.
Preceding her in death was a sister, Karen Howrey in November 2007, of Modesto, Calif.
Memorial services for Carrie Howard were held 2 p.m. on May 5 at Valley View Church in Pineville.
John William Higgs
June 25, 1906-May 1, 2008
John William Higgs, a lifelong resident of Anderson, Mo., departed this life on Thursday, May 1, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Anderson, Mo., at the age of 101 years, 10 months and six days.
John began his journey on June 25, 1906, in Anderson, Mo., son of the late Luther and Marietta (Chapman) Higgs. He served his country faithfully in the United States Army during WWII. On May 13, 1929 he was united in marriage to Martha W. Fitton and together they shared 64 years before her passing on Oct. 15, 1994. John worked as a telegrapher for Kansas City Southern Railroad and Gulf Oil Company. He later bought and sold real estate throughout McDonald County. He enjoyed coon hunting, fishing and working in his garden. He was a longtime member of the Anderson United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Martha W. Higgs; three brothers and one sister.
John is survived by his brother-in-law, Bob Fitton of Anderson, Mo., a niece and several nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. John William Higgs were 2 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2008, in the Ozark Funeral Home Chapel in Anderson, Mo., with Pastor Gary Rees officiating. Burial followed in the Anderson Cemetery. The family received friends on Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of service in the funeral home chapel. 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.