Delores Jane "Jean" Shockley
Delores Jane "Jean" Shockley, daughter of the late Clarence and Minda (Elliott) Quesenberry, was born March 1, 1925 in Waynesville, Missouri where she grew up and attended school.
Jean accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior, and was baptized at an early age. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waynesville.
On June 18, 1941, in Vienna, Missouri, Jean was united in marriage to Howard E. Shockley, and to this union one daughter Glenda was born. Jean and Howard enjoyed nearly sixty years of marriage together. Howard preceded her in death September 17, 2000.
Jean worked for several years at Witt's Dress Shop on Historic 66 in downtown Waynesville for many years. Her true love in life was working alongside her husband Howard on their farm in "Shockley Bottom" near Waynesville. She enjoyed the cattle, gardening, fishing, and keeping the house.
Jean departed this life the morning of October 21, 2003 in the Maranatha Village of Springfield, Missouri. She had attained the age of seventy-eight years.
She will be greatly missed by her daughter: Glenda Bennett and her husband R.L. of Nixa; one sister: Helen Struemph of Waynesville; one brother: Lester "Brown" Quesenberry of Waynesville. She also leaves one grandson: Travis, two step-grandchildren: Kristi and Brandon, a granddaughter not by relationship but by heart: Kimberly Freels; a special friend: Dimple Lauze' of St. Robert, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, and many friends.
In addition to her parents and husband Howard, Jean was preceded in death by her brother: Ted; nephew: Garry Burgess and niece: Sue Wilson.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 24, 2003 in the Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Rev. Richard Breeden officiating. The songs "Amazing Grace," "In The Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross" were played. Serving as escorts were R.L. Bennett, Johnny Burgess, Dennis Doss, Jimmy Hamilton, Travis Shockley Vineyard and John Wilson. Serving as honorary escorts were Max Elliott, Larry Freels, Richard Hamilton, Dennis Harris, Lester "Brown" Quesenberry and Steve Seda.
Burial followed in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.
Jesse Robert Elam
Jesse Robert Elam, son of Jesse B. and Evelyn (Gallion) Elam, was born on Sept. 30, 1942, in Waynesville and went home to be with his Lord on Oct. 22, 2003, at his home in Richland at the age of 61 years.
On May 27, 1966, he was united in marriage with Pat Bryant and of this union there are three children.
While attending a revival at Independence Church, Pryor Ray Prewett led Robert to the Lord. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richland and loved singing gospel hyms.
He loved guns, hunting and sports. He was also a very proud member of the National Rifle Association and the North American Hunting Club.
Robert proudly served his country during times of need in the National Guard.
For 37 years he and Pat worked, farmed, hunted and sang together. She will miss his very presence in her day-to-day routine. His children will always remember with great fondness the way he loved spinning "donuts" in the field after a good ice and snow.
Robert is survived by his wife, Pat, of the home; two daughters, Sara Ice and her husband, John, of Ft. Belvoir, Va. and Julie Benner and her husband, John, Scott, of Lebanon; one son, Joe Elam, of the home; his mother, Evelyn Elam of Richland; one sister, Elizabeth Elam of Richland and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Ice of Ft. Belvoir, Va. He is also survived by several nephews, nieces, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse B. Elam, one sister, Gay Finger, an infant brother, Christopher Elam and a brother-in-law, Jim May.
Robert always had a good outlook on his life and illness and knew God would make him well in Heaven.
Services were held Friday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Pryor Ray Prewett and Dr. Mike Hawkins officiating.
Music was provided by Rusty Shadel, soloist and Marleen Brown, pianist.
Escorts were Tim Gormley, Johnnie Hutchins, John Kays, Jimmy Bench, Donnie Sanders, Louie Parker, Dee Smith, and John Matthews. Honorary escorts were Mike Kiter, Gary Brown, Charles Storie, Jim Brackett, Larry Ogle, David Johnson, Dwight Bethurem and John Johnson.
Final resting place for Mr. Elam is Oaklawn Cemetery.
Charles Arthur Scott
Charles Arthur Scott, son of the late Robert Lee and Mae M. (Goodrich) Scott, was born Oct. 19, 1948 in Liberty Township, Illinois.
Charles attended Laquey Grade School and later attended Waynesville High School. He was also a member of Buckhorn Baptist Church. Charles was employed in Food Services for AAFES at Fort Leonard Wood for 36 years, from which he recently retired. Charles enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals, fishing with his nephew, Robbee, listening to southern gospel music and working on puzzles.
Charles departed this life the afternoon of Oct. 18, 2003 at his home in the rural Dixon area, at the age of 54 years.
Charles leaves to cherish his memory, his twin brother: Robert Dee Scott and his wife, Pat of St. Robert; one sister: Agness Burdett of Aquilla, Texas; several aunts; nephews; a niece and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Robert and Mae Scott; and one brother: Jesse L. Scott.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003 at Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Rev. Larry Atkins officiating. The songs "Beyond the Sunset" and "Whispering Hope" were played. Serving as escorts were Dr. LeRoy J. Fulmer, Tom Hendrix, Dave Lashley, Roger Peters, James Rehm and Bill Rowden. Serving as honorary escort was Charles' nephew, Robbee Scott. Burial followed in the Buckhorn Baptist Church Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.
Kevin Dale Anderson
Kevin Dale Anderson, son of William Don and Verla Medley Anderson, was born in Waynesville on Oct. 24, 1964, and departed this life Oct. 27, 2003 in Pulaski County.
Kevin attended Laquey High School and after graduation became a self-employed electrician in the surrounding area.
On March 16, 1996, he was united in marriage with Kathleen Shire, and to this union was born one son, Eric, who survives.
Kevin was a member of the First United Methodist Church for several years.
On July 14, 2002, he was united in marriage with Stormy Noble.
Those surviving include his wife, Stormy, of the home; his son Eric Anderson of Lebanon; a step-daughter, Jessica Sheldon of Tega Cay, South Carolina; one brother, Dennie Anderson and his wife, Cindy of Willard; one sister, Lisa Martin and her husband Terry of Lebanon; several nieces and nephews including Jeremy and Aaron Martin, Josh, Sarah, Carla, Cristy, Amanda and Ashley Anderson, and Samantha Reid, and two great-nieces Talitha Van Dikjen and Kailie Abigail Craig along with other relatives and friends.
Kevin is preceded in death by his parents, by three brothers, Donnie, David and Jackie Anderson, by his maternal grandparents, Everett and Mable DeLong, Paternal grandfather, Herman C. Anderson and by several aunts and uncles.
Kevin enjoyed fishing, and participating in Native American activities and spending time visiting his family and friends. Eric was the love of his life and he treasured every moment spent with him.
Services were held Saturday, Nov. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Colonial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jim Terry. Jay Reed read the eulogy and Gary Noble read a poem. Gary also sang "Amazing Grace" in the Cherokee language. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace", "In the Garden", "Roses Will Bloom Again" by Dana Woods.
Henriette Marie Nearhood
Henriette Marie Nearhood, was born July 29, 1923 in Lyon, France. Henriette was separated from her parents at an early age during the war.
When she was an infant, Henriette was baptized into the Holy Catholic Church. She remained a true and faithful member of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.
Henriette married Floyd Lewis "Louie" Nearhood and together, they shared three children: Steven, Michael and Patricia.
Henriette was a wonderful seamstress and tailor. She took great pride in her workmanship and abilities. She enjoyed supporting and attending the many activities of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. She was always willing to lend a helping hand whenever needed.
Henriette departed this life the morning of October 30, 2003 in the Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, Missouri, at the age of 80 years.
She leaves her husband: Louie of the home; two sons: Steven Wayne Nearhood of Dayton, OH and Michael Eugene Nearhood of Seattle, WA; one daughter: Patricia Lynn Knott of Seattle, WA; 6 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; several other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
A graveside service was held at 10:00 AM Saturday, November 01, 2003 in the Resurrection Cemetery of St. Robert with Father John Groner officiating. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.
Robert Bruce Bise
Robert Bruce Bise was born July 24, 1937 to the late Orville Henry and Gussie Myrtle (Atwell) Bise in Mexico, Mo. where he grew up and attended school. He later went on to college and earned his Associate's Degree in Psychology and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Theology.
Robert served his country in the United States Air Force for 15 years and the Marine Corp for two years, participating in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. After serving in the military, Robert spent the majority of his working years as an insurance salesman and later operating Preferred Risk Insurance Agency.
On Aug. 18, 1976, Robert was united in marriage to Patricia Diane McCord in Florence, Ariz. They shared over 27 years of marriage together. From 1985 to 1996, Robert and Patricia served as foster parents and touched the lives of over 300 children.
Robert was a member of the Grace Covenant Christian Center in Waynesville and was also a life member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 49.
Robert is survived by his wife, Patricia of the home; his children: Bruce Eldon Bise of Allen, Tex.; Melinda "Linda" Bise of Plano, Tex.; Melissa "Lisa" Townsley of the state of Tex.; Merlin Bise, of Allen, Tex.; Robert Scott Bise of Laquey; Daphanie McCrudden of Falcon; Pamela Bise of Laquey; one foster daughter: Tammy Kelly; three sisters: Anna Cowels of Phoenix, Ariz., Wanda Kinnon of Mexico, Mo. and Judy Tindell of Prescott, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Orville Henry and Gussie Myrtle Bise; an infant brother, Eugene Bise; two sisters: Opal Bise and Vivian Bise; and one brother: Orville Bise, Jr.
A graveside service was held at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, 2003 at the Log Church Memorial Gardens Cemetery of Purdy with Rev. Mark Moller officiating. Guitarist David McCord accompanied Melody Allred, Sharon Reid and Susan Moller as they sang "The Old Rugged Cross", "What A Day That Will Be" and "The First Look". Military honors were provided by the United States Marine Corp and the American Legion Post 91 of Monett. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Robert Bise and may be left at Waynesville Memorial Chapel.
David Henry Berthiaume
David Henry Berthiaume, was born to the late Henry Walter and Lena Myrtle (Adams) Berthiaume on November 18, 1952 in Worcester, MA where he grew up and attended school. As an infant, David was baptized into the Holy Roman Catholic Church.
David entered into the U.S. Army in Springfield, MA and served his country from January 15, 1970 until his retirement on April 30, 1991. He earned several medals during his time in the military: Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal 2nd Award, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm-Unit Citations, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Meritorious Service Medal 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal 5th Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal 6th Award, Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with Number 3, Overseas Service Ribbon with Number 3, Marksman Marksmanship Badge Rifle M-16, Expert Marksmanship Badge Grenade, and the Overseas Service Bar (2).
On April 14, 1986, David was united in marriage to Florence Christine Johnson at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. They shared over 17 years of marriage together.
David enjoyed computers and fishing. He was a life member of the Francis J. Lynch Memorial VFW Post 3168, Laquey.
David was dearly loved, and will be sadly missed by his wife: Florence; one son: Henry Walter Berthiaume of S. Grafton, MA; one daughter: April Ethell Berthiaume of Woonsocket, RI; two brothers: James William Berthiaume of Rochdale, MA and Raymond J. Berthiaume of Worcester, MA; one sister: Lucille A. Rideout of Floral City, FL; two granddaughters: Tayna and Kayla; several other relatives and friends.
Laquey VFW Post 3168 services were held at 7:00 P.M. Sunday, November 2 at Waynesville Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, November 3 at Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Chaplain (CPT) Tom Baise officiating. Mr. Berthiaume's sister, Lucille Rideout, read scripture, and his brother-in-law, Michael Johnson read the obituary.
Burial with military honors followed in Sunset Memorial Estates Cemetery, Waynesville. Honors were provided by the U.S. Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.