Elizabeth Swiney Sutton
Funeral service for Elizabeth (Swiney) Sutton was January 3, 2006 at James & Gahr Mortuary, Salem.
Music was provided by the Gant Family.
Interment was in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Rick Kerns, Ray Thompson, Mark Thompson, Louis Prost, Clayton Sutton and Ed Swiney.
Mrs. Sutton was born June 8, 1915 in Bunker to Ed Swiney and Lou Cebe Bay. She married Wilton Sutton December 7, 1935. They were the parents of two daughters. Mrs. Sutton died December 29, 2005 in St. Joseph at the age of 90 years, six months and 21 days.
Survivors include her daughters, Sheila Thompson and husband, Ray, Salem; and Christine Kerns and husband, Rick, St. Joseph; one brother, Kenneth Swiney and wife, Belinda, Bunker; three sisters, Elsa Day, Bunker; Lily Dale Sutton, Salem; and Fay Crocker, Popular Bluff; grandchildren, Mark Thompson, Arnold; and Charlotte Prost, Eureka; and great-grandchildren, Sheila Elizabeth Prost and Olivia Christine Prost, both of Eureka; and a host of nieces; nephews; family and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; four brothers, Kirby, Albert, Ed and Lewis Swiney; and sister, Thelma Swiney.
Mrs. Sutton was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bunker and a member of Eastern Star.
Thomas Dwight Whitfield
Funeral service for Thomas Dwight Whitfield was January 2, 2006 at Wilson Mortuary Chapel, Salem, with Pastor Wayne Martin officiating.
Vocal music was by Bill and Betty Decker; Winford Hutson; and Josie McGee with Beverly Wilson as the pianist.
Interment was in the Carty Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Gary Whitaker, Rick Kerr, Winford Hutson, Bill Decker, Randy Eudy and Loal Kerr. Honorary pallbearers were Glenn Paul, Tom Halbrook, Freddie Whitaker and Glenn Lovins.
Mr. Whitfield was born March 29, 1919 at Round Pond, Ark., to Owen H. and Zella (Glass) Whitfield. He married Marion Lavern Watkins July 1, 1971. Mr. Whitfield died December 29, 2005 in Salem at the age of 86 years.
Survivors include his wife, Marion Whitfield, Salem; eight children, George Walton, San Antonio, Texas; Tommy Whitfield, Mississippi state; Kenneth Whitfield, Strongsville, Ohio; Cathy Jones, Diane Green, Karen Jean Cannon, and Melissa Taylor, all of St. Louis; and Mark Whitfield, Louisiana state; two brothers, Gerald and Louis Whitfield, Duquion, Ill.; five sisters, Barbara Flemming, Mikie Henson, Shirley Farmer, all of St. Louis; Josie McGee, Duquion, Ill.; and Elma Staten, Jackson; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild; nieces; nephews; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; and other relatives.
Preceding him in death were his parents; four brothers, J.R., Owen, Excell and John Marshall Whitfield; and two sisters, Cora D. Terry; and Beryl Myers.
Mr. Whitfield was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Graveside funeral for Funston Eudy of Russellville, Ark. and formerly of Independence, was December 7, 2005 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Independence, Mo. with Reverend David Lyon officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service.
Mr. Eudy was born May 23, 1917 in Koller, Mo. to Dr. William Thomas and Maude Susan (DePriest) Eudy. He married Celia B. Blevins May 17, 1941. Mr. Eudy died December 3, 2005 in Russellville at the age of 88 years.
Survivors include his wife, Celia B. Eudy, Russellville; two nieces, Fon Wilson Koelemay and husband, Maurice, Longmont, Colo.; and Cynthia Wilson Brown and husband, Dennis, Dardanelle, Ark.; two great-nephews, Andrew M. Koelemay and wife, Leslee, Superior, Colo.; and Stephen W. Koelemay, Longmont, Colo.; and many other loved ones and friends.
Preceding him in death was his parents; and one sister, Maudaline Pfeifer.
Mr. Eudy was a lifelong member of Beta Gamma Sigma. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II where he served as a Captain in the Inspector General's Department of the 94th Division. He served for 2 1/2 years in Europe and was present at the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Eudy worked for Ford Motor Company and later began teaching. He was a charter member of the Ozark Wilderness Waterways Club and a lifetime member of American Legion Post 21 in Independence, Missouri. Mr. Eudy served on the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Teachers Credit Union and was a member of the St Luke's United Church of Christ.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to Blue Springs Terrace; Stepping Stones in Independence; or the Independence, Missouri Salvation Army.
Billie Sue Frendle
Funeral service Billie Sue Frendle will be at 11 a.m. February 8, 2006 at the D.W. Newcomer’s Sons White Chapel, Gladstone.
Interment will be in the White Chapel Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Frendle died February 4, 2006 at the age of 60 years.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Everett Frendle; her mother, Lucille Burleson; children, Deborah Davison and husband, Daniel; Sheryl Morrow and husband, Scott; Sharon Badami and husband, Mark; Julie Keener and husband, Kris; and Steven Frendle and wife, Christina; grandchildren, Joshua Davison and wife, Kerre; Shelby Morrow; Dakota Morrow; Wendy Bolander and husband, Donnie; Brandon Badami; Lucas Keener; Dylan Keener; Lindsey Keener; Kelsey Frendle; and Scott Frendle.
Mrs. Frendle will lie in state 6 to 8 p.m. today (Tuesday) at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons White Chapel, Gladstone.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to The Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City.
Jerrie Lucille Bixler
Funeral service for Jerrie Lucille Bixler was February 2, 2006 at Salem United Methodist Church with Ed Hankinson and J.J. Tune officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Dent County Memorial Chapel, Salem.
Music was provided by Gary Cubbage as soloist with Carol Carmack as pianist.
Interment was in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mike Williams, Jerry Craig, Bill Bixler, Tyler Casey, Kenneth Adams and Bob Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Harold Thomas, Charles Radke and Dr. John Demorlis.
Ms. Bixler was born March 4, 1938 in Salem to Edgar Elliott and Geraldine “Jacobs” Bixler. Mrs. Bixler died January 29, 2006 at the age of 67 years, ten months and 25 days.
Survivors include her daughter, Lauri “Cubbage” McDowell, Nixa; two grandchildren, Brettney Casey; and Tyler Casey; one great-grandson, Braden Christian Tyler Casey; brother, Bill S. Bixler and wife, Sherry, Roswell, N.M.; and sister, Sally Dodds and husband, Edwin, Blaine, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents.
Ms. Bixler was a member of the hand bells group at Salem United Methodist Church.
Della "Curtis" Burcham
Funeral service for Della (Curtis) Burcham was February 3, 2006 at James & Gahr Chapel, Salem, with Rev. Dennis Hustead officiating.
Interment was in the Jadwin Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ed Bettigrew, Bill Bettigrew, Jerry Todd Bettigrew, Allen Stewart, Larry Stewart and Dale Stewart.
Mrs. Burcham was born January 10, 1935 in Darien to Edgar Eugene Curtis and Loma “Petty” Curtis. She married Joseph Burcham March 22, 1952. Mrs. Burcham died January 31, 2006 in Rolla at the age of 71 years, and 21 days.
Survivors include her brothers, Duane Curtis and wife, Mae, Jadwin; Ira Curtis and wife, Diane, Festus; and Butch Stagner and wife, Carol, Rolla; sisters, Irene Curtis, Rolla; Lomagene Watson, Herman; Kay Weckman and husband, Donald, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Minnie Wade and husband, Lee, Vienna; and Anita McIntyre, Turpin, Oklahoma; and many nieces and nephews; family and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; and two brothers, Mark Curtis and Ony Curtis.
Opal T. Dempsey
Arrangements for Opal Dempsey were under the direction of Wilson Mortuary, Salem.
Interment was in the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, Calif.
Mrs. Dempsey was born September 5, 1912 in Arkansas. She died February 3, 2006 in Salem at the age of 93 years.
Survivors include one son, Jim Dempsey and wife, Sandra, Salem; one sister, Flo Wood, Lufkin, Texas; niece, Judy Perry, Lufkin, Texas; two granddaughters, Jody and Tina.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Jim Dempsey; two brothers, Buck and Bill Herrick; and one sister, Marie Cook.
Mrs. Dempsey was a member of Mt. Hermon Methodist Church.