Vera Leona Adair
July 7, 1914 - May 18, 2003
GROVE, Okla. – Vera Leona Adair, 88, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at Grove General Hospital.
Vera Adair was born on July 7, 1914, in Anderson, Missouri, to Clarence Franklin and Hettie Emeline (Johnson) Sala. She was married to Cecil Ross Adair. He preceded her in death on January 19, 1981. Mrs. Adair was a longtime Monkey Island resident. She worked as a cook for Tera Miranda and Port Duncan. She loved art and was a painter and woodworker. She also loved gardening. Mrs. Adair attended Bernice Baptist Church.
Survivors include four children, Nolan Adair of Tulsa, Donna Adair of Monkey Island, Carrol Martin of Afton and Vera Lorene Adair of Grove; five brothers and sisters, Ernest Sala, Delphia Roberts of Fairfax, Audine Brown of California, Georgia Dixon of Jay, June Sala of Pryor; twelve grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Adair in 1984 and a brother Joe Sala in 2002.
No services are planned at this time.
Arrangements are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.
Sept. 13, 1935 - May 21, 2003
Donald Burton Barker, 67, of Anderson, Mo., died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at 6:05 p.m. at Freeman East in Joplin, Mo., after an illness.
Donald Barker was born Sept. 13, 1935, in Anderson, Mo., to the late William Matthew and Lena L. (Roberts) Barker. He had lived in Anderson, Mo., all of his life. He retired in 1991 after 39 years in the National Guard. He served five years with the 129th Artillery at a missile facility and the rest with 203rd at the Anderson Armory. He worked for the guard in Anderson from 1963 until his retirement. He has been a full-time farmer since then.
Survivors include three brothers, Kenneth Barker of Pineville, Mo., Ted Barker of Anderson, Mo., and Ned Barker of Greenwood, Mo.; a sister, Roberta Hobbs of Anderson, Mo.; 13 nieces and nephews, the nieces are Linda Mullin, Barbie Manning, Kimmie Emery, Shelley Barker Paul, Gay Royce, and Pam Frye. The nephews are pallbearers.
Funeral services for Donald Barker was held Saturday, May 24, 2003, at 10 a.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The Reverend Gary Rees officiated. Burial was in the Anderson Cemetery in Anderson, Mo.
Pallbearers were nephews, Gary Penn, John Hobbs, Tim Hobbs, David Barker, Jerry Barker, Danny Barker and Matthew Barker.
Visitation was held from noon until 8 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2003, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The family received friends from 7 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
April 24, 1922 - May 19, 2003
Mr. Shirley Malcom Dawson, 81, of Sulphur Springs, Ark., died Monday, May 19, 2003, at 3:10 p.m. at Gravette Medical Center in Gravette, Ark., after an illness.
Malcom Dawson was born April 24, 1922, in Jackson County, Ark., to the late Shirley and Edna Mae (Swinger) Dawson. He had lived in the Sulphur Springs area since 1978. He attended the Church of Christ where he has served as an elder, deacon, song leader and Bible teacher. He was a rancher. He has also owned a trucking company called Western Hyway.
He married Sallie Vontelle Cook on November 11, 1945, at Phoenix, Ariz. She survives of the home in Sulphur Springs, Ark. Also surviving are two sons Malcom Earl Dawson of Gravette, Ark., and Thomas Allan Dawson of Artesia, NM; two daughters Shirley Vontelle Wiley and Effie Louise Ross, both of Sulphur Springs, Ark.; one sister Beulah Garner of Sikeston, Mo.; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Bill C. Dawson in 1978 and two sisters, Adell Lail and Gladys Weidenbenner.
Funeral services for Malcom Dawson was Friday, May 23, 2003, at 10 a.m. at the Gravette Church of Christ in Gravette, Ark. Mr. Mike Blackwell, Bill Walker and Doug Rainbow officiated. Burial was in the Wann Cemetery in Sulphur Springs, Ark.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Brian Dawson, Tom Smith, Pat Wiley, Tim Wiley, Sean Dawson, Jerod Dawson, Chad Dawson and Adam Ross.
Visitation was from 12 noon until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, 2003, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Southwest City, Mo. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Sept. 25, 1925 - May 21, 2003
Floyd Loyid Frye, 77, of Cassville, Mo., died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at 3 p.m. at his home after an illness.
Floyd Frye was born Sept., 25, 1925, in LeFlore County, Okla., to the late Willie Anthony and Lucy Viola (McFadden) Frye. He had lived in Cassville for 11 years, coming from Lanagan in McDonald County where he lived for 12 years. Previously he had lived in Tulsa, Okla. He had owned River’s Bend Cleaners in Anderson, Mo., for 13 years. He currently owned Seven Valley Motel in Cassville. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Washburn, Mo.
He married Barbara Blanche Driver on October 2, 1952, at Waldron, Ark. She survives of the home in Cassville. Additional survivors include three sons, Lloyd T. Frye and Clarence L. Frye, both of Cassville, Mo., and Keith A. Frye of Lanagan, Mo.; one daughter and her husband Elisa M. Bridgeman and Dean of Tulsa, Okla.; five grandchildren, Faith Bridgeman, Karen Bridgeman and Spencer Bridgeman, all of Tulsa, Okla., Stephanie Zinn of Lanagan, Mo., and Traci Frye of Stella, Mo.; and one great-grandchild, Syprina Leann Zinn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services for Floyd Frye was Saturday, May 24, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Washburn, Mo. Brother Vance Wiley officiated. Burial was in the Washburn Prairie Cemetery in Washburn, Okla.
Pallbearers were Ed Davis, Denny Fletcher, Eddie Poe, Brian Rose, Jerry Varner and Terrell Varner.
Visitation was from 1 p.m. until service time at the church on the day of the service.
Memorial contributions may be given to Quality Home Hospice out of St. John’s Barry County Hospital in Cassville or the Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels in Cassville in care of the Ozark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 520, Anderson, Mo. 64831.
Reta Marie Hayes
Sept, 16, 1920 - May 18, 2003
Reta Marie Hayes, 82, of Anderson, MO, died Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 6:35 p.m. at her home after an illness.
Reta Marie Hayes was born September 16, 1920, in Newton County, Mo., to the late Hobert Eugene and Osee Margaret (Hawarth) Hargrave. She had lived in Anderson, Mo., over 34 years coming from her family farm in Neosho, Mo. She was a Baptist. She retired in 1982 from the Big Smith Garment Factory in Neosho, MO. She loved gardening and flea marketing. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
She married James Coy Hayes on September 4, 1946, in Neosho, Mo. He preceded her in death on August 7, 1981. Also preceding her in death was an infant son, James Coy Hayes, Jr., in October of 1953.
She leaves behind five daughters who dearly loved her, Joyce Marie Wallain and husband Max of Anderson, Mo., Julia Kay Clouse and husband Alvin, Janice Lea Skaggs and husband Bill, Jerry Sue Hayes and Jacqueline Lynn Caywood all of Seneca, Mo.; 17 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren and a great-grandchild is expected in December.
Funeral services for Reta Marie Hayes were held Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at 10 a.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The Reverend Larry Jones officiated. Burial was in the New Salem Cemetery in Neosho, Mo.
Pallbearers were grandsons Jon Wallain, Kevin Clouse, Bryan Clouse, Jason Skaggs, Justin Skaggs, Joseph Rhatigan, Derek Rhatigan, David Caywood and Robert Caywood.
Visitation was held from noon until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the New Salem Cemetery Association in care of the funeral home.
Norma “Ruth” Kelley
June 17, 1918 - May 7, 2003
Norma “Ruth” Kelley, 84, of Roseville, Calif., died on Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at a residential care home after an illness.
Ruth was born June 17, 1918, in Stella, Mo., to Lewis Lester Woolard and Frances Louise (Cook) Woolard. She attended William School and Rocky Comfort High School, Rocky Comfort, Mo.
She was a Christian. She attended Union Chapel Church, Stella, Mo., and Full Gospel Church, Anderson, Mo.
She married Olin C. Kelley of Pineville, Mo., Oct. 12, 1940. Following marriage they moved to Riverbank, Calif., where they lived for 48 years. She was a homemaker and co-owner of a diary operation. Following Olin’s death in 1988, she returned to Missouri and lived in Anderson for twelve years. She lived her last two years in Roseville, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her daughter, Norma Clark, Dec. 10, 2002; her father in 1930 and her mother in 1982; two brothers George Lowell Woolard in 1945 and Howard Anderson Woolard, May 8, 1981.
Survivors include one granddaughter, Lisa Keeley and husband Kiley of Cool, Calif.; one grandson, Mark Anderson and wife Marie of Sacramento, Calif.; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Sam Woolard and wife Laverne and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Graveside services and burial were in Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, Calif.
Gloria June Kintigh
Aug. 5, 1936 - May 19, 2003
Gloria June Kintigh, 66, of Southwest City, Mo., died Monday, May 19, 2003, at 3:55 p.m. at Freeman-West Hospital in Joplin, Mo.
Gloria June Kintigh was born August 5, 1936, in Granada, Colorado., to John and Edna Creta (Hoar) Krieg. She had lived in the Sulphur Springs area since 1977. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband Roy Kintigh of Southwest City, Mo., a daughter Kristie Gibson and husband Ronnie of Southwest City, Mo., three sons: Doug Williams and wife Lois of Rocky Comfort, Mo., Mike Williams of Canon City, Colo., and Ray Williams of Southwest City, Mo. Also, one brother Billy Krieg of Wirshram, Wash., fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The memorial service, to be announced at a later date, will be held by the family. Cremation is under the direction of Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory in Bella Vista, Ark.
(Compliments of: Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson, Missouri; Gale & Judy Duncan.)