Hansel (Dick) Stehle, 1925-2001
Graveside services for Hansel (Dick) Stehle, 76, of Hughson, Calif., formerly of Longrun, were held Thursday, Nov. 8 at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson, Calif., with Rev. Alan Hyatt officiating. Masonic rites were by Masonic Lodge #206, Modesto, Calif.
Flay Terry, 1926-2001
Flay Terry, 76, of Theodosia, died Monday, Nov. 26 at his home. He was born July 5, 1926, in Marion County, Ark. He was the son of Lewis and Mertie (Trimble) Terry. He married the former Versal Honeycutt July 16, 1945.
Helen Irene Toal, 1920-2001
Helen Irene Toal, 80, of Udall, died Wednesday, Nov. 21. She was born Dec. 15, 1920, in Winkelswitch, Iowa, the daughter of Jacob and Irene (Karber) Baker. She was married to Edward Wayne Toal.
Agatha Bridget Albright,1910-2001
Funeral services for Agatha Bridget Albright, 91, of Gainesville, were held Friday, Nov. 16 at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Fuller officiating.
Funeral services for Kathy Thorburn, 72, of Thornfield, were held Saturday, July 31, at Gainesville Church of Christ with Halbert Smith officiating. Burial was in Thornfield Cemetery.
Mrs. Thorburn died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Sept. 11, 1931, in Fort Smith, Ark., the daughter of William Brence and Kathrine (Johnson) Baker. She married Melvin Thorburn July 25, 1955, in Las Vegas, Nev.
She was an assistant cashier at Century Bank of the Ozarks until she retired in 1996, after 26 years.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin; two sons, Randall Thorburn and his wife, Linda, of Valley Center, Calif., and Steven Thorburn of Thornfield; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three sisters, Jane Christianson of Santa Rosa, Calif., Joyce Tigeret of La Jolla, Calif., and Freda Rhoads of Green ville, S.C.; and one brother, Bill Baker of Winston-Salem, N.C.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers were William Thorburn, Rex Donley, Robert Robertson, Steve Rackley, Tracey Amyx and Jason Strong.
Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, directors.
John Henry Miller
Funeral services for John Henry Miller, 54, of Springfield, formerly of Gainesville, were held Saturday, July 31, at Lilly Ridge General Baptist Church. Burial was in Sallee Cemetery.
Mr. Miller died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, Springfield. He was born May 14, 1950.
Mr. Miller is survived by three children, Josh, Jessie and Logan, all of Springfield; one grandaughter, Delanie; his mother, Rosie Miller, of Gainesville; five brothers, Elmer Miller, Eddie Miller and David Miller, of Gainesville, Donnie Miller of Tecumseh and Jimmy Miller of Dallas, Texas; three sisters, Roslie King of Norcisco, Calif., Kathy Howard of Mountain Home, Ark., and Josie Woodward of Gainesville; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Miller, and one sister, Leona Piland.
Linnow Ray Robinson
Funeral services for Linnow Ray Robinson, 98, of Springfield, were held Saturday, July 31, at Green lawn Funeral Home-South in Springfield with Joe Bright and John Alley officiating. Burial was in the Smith Chapel Cemetery in Gainesville.
Mrs. Robinson died Thursday, July 29, 2004, at Manor Care Nursing Home in Springfield. She was born Oct. 9, 1905, in Ozark County, the daughter of William Joseph and Linnie Lue Rady (Upton) Morrison. She married Ray Durwood Robinson Jan. 13, 1924, in Ozark County.
Mr. and Mrs. Robinson were long-time residents of Ozark County and owned and resided on a farm eight miles east of Gainesville. A portion of their time from 1937 to the mid-'50s was spent in the Phoenix, Ariz., area where they were managers of stores for Upton's Ice Cream Company. In 1962, they moved to Springfield.
She was baptized early in life and at that time was a member of the Smith Chapel Church of Christ. While residing in Springfield, she was an active member of the West and Lincoln, Broadway and Madison, and Sunset Churches of Christ.
She is survived by two sons, Don Robinson and his wife, Shirley, of Searcy, Ark., and Orin Robinson and his wife, Ima Jean of Springfield; six grandchildren, Linda Mowrer and her husband, Mike, of Kingston, Tenn., Janet Akins and her husband, Jim, of Sherwood, Ark., Ronda Robinson of Hendersonville, N.C., Danny Robinson and his wife, Kathy, of Cabot, Ark., Mark Robinson and his wife, Retha, of Monticello, Ark., and Kathy Crossman and her husband, Andy, of Hurst, Texas; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one brother, A.B. Morrison of Gainesville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, who died Nov. 19, 1980, after 56 years of marriage; two brothers, Theron Morrison and Morton Morrison; six sisters, Verna Dunnegan, Lillie Coy, Nellie Dauchy, Vergie Pitcock, Bernie Watson and Elva Boyd.
Memorials may be made to Fair Haven Children's Home, 3132 N. Fair Haven Loop, Strafford, MO 65757.
Green lawn Funeral Home-South, Springfield, directors.
Marjorie Rose Smith
Graveside services for Marjorie Rose Smith, 69, of West Plains, were held Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Fred Hamby officiating.
Mrs. Smith died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer. She was born March 11, 1935, in Dora, the daughter of Cleda and Eulah (Wood) Grisham. She married Troy Smith March 25, 1953, at Mountain Home, Ark.
Before her retirement, she had been employed at Eaton Corp. for 27 years. She enjoyed flower arranging, antiques and her family.
She is survived by her husband, Troy; one son, Jim Smith and his wife, Connie, of West Plains; one grandchild, Whitney Smith; one sister, Jean Lyday and her husband, Chester, of West Plains; one brother-in-law, Roy Smith and his wife, Marie, of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Harris and her husband, J.D., and Almedia Partee, all of Mountain Home, Ark.; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, David and Dianna Hayes and their children, Emma and David Jr.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers-in-law; and two sisters-in-law.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains.
Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains, directors.
Virginia P. Lenz
Funeral services for Virginia P. Lenz, 77, of Bethalto, Ill., were held Saturday, May 29, Elias-Smith Funeral Homes and Crematory in Bethalto with Rev. John Tennyson officiating. Burial was in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Mrs. Lenz died May 25, 2004, at her home. She was born April 13, 1927, in Romance, the daughter of Roy and Reta (Davis) Pare. She married Jack Lenz April 26, 1957, in East St. Louis, Ill.
She was a member of Bethalto United Methodist Church, had a special love of flowers and enjoyed sewing and knitting. After moving to Bethalto, she was a legal secretary in the St. Louis area.
She is survived by her husband, Jack; one son, Darryl Lenz of Godfrey, Ill.; one brother, Elwyn Pare and his wife, Lorene, of Granite City Ill.; two sisters, Beatrice Jackson of Sorento, Ill., and Eleanor Lewis and her husband, David, of Nixa; seven nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; one great-great-niece; and other extended family and friends.
Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice or to Bethalto United Methodist Church.
Ellias-Smith Funeral Home, Bethalto, Ill., directors.