Miscellaneous McDonald County, Missouri Obituaries

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Cecil C. Beaver
July 6, 1914 - Jan. 4, 2000
Cecil C. Beaver, 85, of Jane, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 4, at Bates Medical Center, Bentonville, Ark.
He was born July 6, 1914, at Cyclone, Mo., to John Calvin Beaver and Misha Luella Forbes Beaver. He was a lifelong resident of the area and a farmer until his retirement in 1974. He was an accomplished musician and enjoyed singing and playing the guitar at area functions for many years.
He married Meda Faye McCool on Feb. 14, 1939 at Cyclone, Mo. She survives him. Also surviving is one son, F. LaVern Beaver and wife Mary of Neosho, Mo.; one daughter, Darlene Greene and husband Richard of Pineville, Mo.; two brothers, Omer Beaver of Washington state; Paul Beaver of Goodman, Mo.; one sister, Velma Lindquest of Joplin, MO.; one grandson, Barry V. Greene and wife Ronda of Bella Vista, Ark.; two great-grandchildren, Austin Greene and Cecily Greene, both of Bella Vista.
The funeral was held Saturday, Jan. 8 at Sisco Funeral Home Chapel in Pea Ridge. The Rev. Frank Arnall of Bethpage, Mo., officiated. Burial was at Pea Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements were by Sisco Funeral Home of Pea Ridge.

Pearl Holden
Feb. 10, 1916 - Jan. 1, 2000
Pearl Mildred Holden, 83, of Commerce City, Colo., formerly of Cassville, Mo., died on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000 after an illness.
Pearl Holden was born Feb. 10, 1916 to Ernest and Omega (Morgan) Fletcher at Cassville, Mo. She had lived in the Denver, Colo., area for the last three years. She had lived most of her life in Las Vegas, Nev., area until her retirement when she returned to the Cassville area for six or seven years. She was a Baptist.
Her husband Bob Holden died in 1996. Surviving are two sons, Wayne Loomis of Denver, Colo., and Ronald Ray Loomis of henderson, Nev.; one brother, Raymond Fletcher of Seattle, Wash.; three sisters, Christine Fisher of Cassville, Mo., Bernice Salsman of Neosho, Mo., and Alta Jean McFadden of Hutchinson, Kan.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Pearl Holden were held Friday, Jan. 7, 2000 at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The Rev. Sam Mitchell officiated. Burial was in Union Cemetery at Stella, Mo.

Bobbie Pew
Nov. 11, 1917 - Jan. 7, 2000
Barbara Ann “Bobbie” Pew, 82, of Noel, Mo., died on Friday, Jan. 7, 2000 at 10:50 p.m. at Gravette Medical Center in Gravette, Ark., after an illness.
Mrs. Bobbie Pew was born Nov. 11, 1917 to the late William Henry and Anna Margaret (Heiler) Timken at Kansas City, MO. She moved to Noel in June of 1960 from Kansas City, Mo. She was a member of the Noel Untied Methodist Church. She was a member and former president of the Noel United Methodist Women, the Noel Women’s Club and the Pandora Club. She formerly served on the board of the Elk River County Club in Noel. She served on the organizing boards of both the Noel Library and the Noel Housing Authority.
She married Jack R. Pew Sept. 4, 1938 in Kansas City, Mo., and he preceded her in death Feb. 26, 1993. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Pew, Dec. 22, 1993 and granddaughter, Ellissa Pew Jan. 21, 1996.
Survivors include one son Ross Pew of Noel, Mo.; two daughters, Barbara Chamberlain of Noel, Mo.; and Sandra Hutsell of St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Mildred Timken of Bella Vista, Ark.; four grandchildren, Kristi Duncan, Robert Chamberlain, William R. Chamberlain, and Jack R. Pew; four great-grandchildren, Teal Chamberlain, Brantley Duncan, Taylor Chamberlain and Minden Chamberlain.
Funeral services for Bobbie Pew were held Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000 at the Noel United Methodist Church in Noel, MO. Pastor Alice Sutton officiated. Burial was in the Noel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Noel United Methodist Church in care of the Ozark Funeral Home in Noel, Mo.

Pat Stevens
Dec. 16, 1917 - Jan. 5, 2000
Pat Stevens, 82, of Monett, Mo., formerly of Noel, Mo., died on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000 at 10:20 p.m. at Cox-Monett Hospital in Monett, Mo., after an illness.
Mrs. Pat Stevens was born Dec. 16, 1917 to the late Frank Harmon and Olettie (Johnson) Ellison at Rib Lake, Wis. She had lived in Monett since April of 1999. Prior to that time she had lived in Tulsa, Okla., in Florida, in Bentonville, Ark., and in the Noel, Mo., area from 1953-1989. She was a member of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Noel, Mo. She was a strong Christian and raised her family in that way. She was active in her church and in many clubs at the Noel School. She was Director of McDonald County Senior Citizens at Lanagan, Mo., until 1989. She was co-founder and worked at Barrister Farms, a horse farm, until 1997.
She married James E. Stevens in 1942 and he died Aug. 30, 1970. She was also preceded in death by a son Steve R. Stevens, who died April 19, 1981, her parents and four brothers Ed Ellison, Alfred Ellison, Ted Ellison, Clarence Ellison and a half-sister, Isabelle.
Survivors include two daughters, Patty Vaughn of Monett, Mo., and Robyn Wilkerson of Tulsa, Okla.; three grandchildren, Kari Freeman, Kaci McCorkle and Sean Wilkerson; six great-grandchildren and two brothers, Leonard Ellison of Willernie, Minn., and John Ellison of Goodman, Mo.
Funeral services for Pat Stevens were held Jan. 8, 2000 at the Ozark Funeral Home in Noel, Mo. Pastor Jimmie Copley officiated. Burial was in the Harmon Cemetery at Goodman, Mo.
Pallbearers were Frank Freeman, grandson-in-law, Mike Wilkerson, son-in-law, senator Dick Wilkerson, family friend, Don Buck, family friend, Mike Brown, family friend, and Lonnie Huckaby, family friend.

Everett Stone
June 17, 1934 - Jan. 4, 2000
Everett Eugene Stone, 65, of Stella, Mo., died on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000 at 12:08 p.m. at Gravette Medical Center Hospital in Gravette, Ark., after an illness.
Mr. Everett Stone was born June 17, 1934 to Cleo and Leotta Walker-Stone at Westville, Okla. He was raised in Tulsa, Okla. He had lived in the Stella area for six years, coming from Grove, Okla. He was a lather in metal construction.
He married Sandra Lee Adams on July 18, 1970 in Tulsa, Okla. She survives.
Additional survivors include four sons, Roger Dale Witt of New Orleans, La., Alfred Chandler of Okmulgee, Okla., Tracy Still of Jay, Okla., and Roy Still of Stella, Mo.; three daughters, Lori Stephenson of Stella, Mo., Mary Vann of Glenpool, Okla., and Donna McDaniel of Tulsa, Okla.; his mother, Leotta Stites of Sapulpa, Okla.; two brothers, Arnold Stone of Southwest City, Mo., and Leo Stone of Grove, Okla.; a sister, Christine Harris of Tulsa, Okla.; 32 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 7, 2000 at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The Rev. Alfred Chandler officiated. Burial was in the Union Cemetery in Stella, Mo. Pallbearers were Bob King, Tracy Still, Roy Still, Cody Martin, Eldon Summerfield, and Bug Summerfield.
Visitation was held Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000 at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo., where the family received friends.
Memorial contributions may be given to be used according to the family’s wishes, in care of the funeral home.

Perry E. Watkins
Nov. 25, 1943 - Jan. 9, 2000
Perry E. Watkins, 56, of Anderson, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000 at 9:38 a.m. at Gravette Medical Center in Gravette, Ark., from complications due to heart failure after a long illness.
Mr. Watkins was born Nov. 25, 1943 to Melvin and Leona (North) Watkins at Yates Center, Kan. He had been living in Anderson for 4-1/2 years, coming from Rogers, Ark. He was last employed at the Bella Vista Property Owners Association Street Department and loved working there. He was a member of the Immanuel Assembly of God, Noel Mo., for five years.
He married Teresa Mae Reed on May 6, 1963. She survives. Additional survivors include his mother, Leona May Cauffman of Homewood, Kan.; a son, Joe Borjas of Ottawa, Kan.; a daughter, Deborah Suann Woodworth of Anderson, Mo.; grandchildren, Cori Elden Borjas, Carl Gene Woodworth, Jasper K. Borjas, Justin Ray Woodworth and Kayla Suann Borjas; three brothers, Raymond Watkins of Ottawa, Kan., Melvin Watkins of Winfield, Ala., and Steve Watkins of Quenemo, Kan.; two sisters, Rebas Aquino of Princeton, Kan., and Sue Willingham of Quenemo, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin T. Watkins; a son, Perry Elden Watkins, Jr.; three brothers, Floyd D. Watkins, Clifford E. Watkins, and Carl Watkins.
Funeral services for Perry Watkins were held Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000 at the Immanuel Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Gary Duke officiated. Burial was in the Butler Creek Cemetery at Sulphur Springs, Ark.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo.
Memorial contributions may be made to cover funeral expenses in care of Immanuel Assembly of God Church.

Alva Jackson Whitehill
Aug. 25, 1917 - Jan. 10, 2000
Alva Jackson Whithill, 82, of Tiff city, Mo., died on Monday, Jan. 10, 2000 at 2:40 a.m. at home after a brief illness.
Mr. Whitehill was born Aug. 25, 1917 to Calvin Jackson and Nannie (Sooter) Whitehill at Anderson, Mo. He was a retired carpenter and farmer. He was a lifelong member of the McDonald County area. Mr. Whitehill was a member of Patterson Heights Baptist church. He was also a member of the Coon Hunters Association. He was a tribal roll member of the Cherokee Nation, west-southern band of the Eastern Cherokee Indians of Missouri and Arkansas, with the Indian given name of “Raccoon Hunter.” He was a board member of the Tiff City Community Building.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, one sister, and one grandson, Al Whitehill.
Mr. Whitehill married Pauline May (Thompson) Whitehill Aug. 7, 1937 at Anderson, Mo. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include four sons, Gerald Whitehill of Tiff City, Mo., Kenneth Whitehill of Seneca, Mo., Ronald Whitehill of Joplin, Mo. and David Whitehill of Tiff City; seven grandsons; seven granddaughters; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Whitehill were held on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000 at the Patterson Heights Baptist Church. The Rev. Clyde Stilley and the Rev. Sam Mitchell officiated. Burial was in the Peace Valley Cemetery at Anderson, Mo.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000 at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, where the family received friends.
Pallbearers were Gary Whitehill, Roger Whitehill, Ryan Whitehill, Shane Whitehill, Steve White and Travis Whitehill. The honorary pallbearers were John Anderton, Marvin Barton, Junior Marney, Dallas Wilson and Virgil Winchester.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tiff City Community Building in care of the funeral home.

Juanita Yates
March 13, 1914 - Jan. 7, 2000
Juanita Couey Yates, 85, of Sulphur Springs, Ark., died on Friday, Jan. 7, 2000 at 8:10 a.m. at Gravette Medical Center in Gravette, Ark., after a long illness.
Mrs. Juanita Yates was born March 13, 1914 to the late Louis Jacque Eli and Zelma May (McGuire) Coillot at Pittsburg, Kan. She had lived most of her life in Tulsa, Okla., moving to Sulphur Springs in 1992. She was a member of Victory Christian Center in Tulsa, Okla. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dr. Troy G. Couey, on July 15, 1954, and her second husband, Frank Yates, in 1979.
She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Marie Sigler of Joplin, Mo.; one brother, Alfred Coillot of Pocatello, Idaho; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000 at the Anderson Cemetery in Anderson, Mo. The Rev. Arthur Diaz officiated.
Visitation was held Monday, Jan. 10 at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, where the family received friends.

Robert Franklin Bird
Jan. 18, 1925 - Aug. 13, 2000
Robert Franklin Bird, born Jan. 18, 1925 at Kaw City, Okla., son of Wilbur Grant and Maude Victoria Milford Bird, died Aug. 13, 2000 at Harris Hospital, Ft. Worth, Texas.
Bob graduated from Anderson High School, Anderson, Mo., in 1941. He served as a Sergeant during World War II. Bob then attended the University of Missouri before entering the service again.
He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1949 at Shrevesport, La., where he married Marilyn Louise Craig on Sept. 30 in the Air Force Chapel. They were the parents of one daughter, Deborah Louise.
He was a Sac pilot and Wing Director of Materiale. In addition to stateside assignments, he was assigned to the Philippines, England and Japan. Bob retired as a Lieutenant Colonel and settled in Fort Worth, Texas, where he was in the real estate business. He was a Mason and Shriner.
Marilyn preceded him in death. Survivors include his daughter and two grandsons; his wife, Midori; one brother, Lieutenant Colonel Grant M. Bird, U.S.A.F., Ret., and his wife Jean, of Novato, Calif.; two sisters, Ramona Ballentine of Friendswood, Texas, and Bonnie Kroeker and husband, Dean, of Chouteau, Okla.; four nephews and two nieces.

Ervan L. Carpenter
Feb. 5, 1913 - Aug. 11, 2000
Ervan Louis Carpenter, 87, of Sulphur Springs, Ark., died at 2:12 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, 2000 at Gravette Medical Center emergency room after a sudden illness.
Mr. Ervan Carpenter was born Feb. 5, 1913 in Major County, Okla., to the late Leslie Wallace and Hannah Pauline (Groene) Carpenter. He had lived in the Sulphur Springs, Ark., area about 60 years. He was a farmer. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church at Sulphur Springs, Ark., where he served as superintendent for years.
He married Winifred Adeline Carter June 11, 1933 at Newkirk, Okla. She survives.
Additional survivors include one son, Donald Carpenter of Noel, Mo.; one daughter, Pauline Horton of Grove, Okla.; one brother, Glen Carpenter of Southwest City, Mo.; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
Funeral services for Mr. Ervan Carpenter were held Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, Ark. The Rev. Dan Dareing officiated. Burial was in the Southwest City Cemetery in Southwest City, Mo.
Visitation was held Monday, Aug. 14 at the Ozark Funeral Home in Southwest City, where the family received friends.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of the Salvation Army in care of the funeral home.

Earl Thomas Clark
Aug. 10, 1912 - July 31, 2000
SPRINGDALE --- Earl Thomas Clark, 87, of Springdale, Ark., died July 31, 2000 at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale.
He was born Aug. 10, 1912 in Anderson, Mo., to John E. and Etta May Gwinn Clark. He was a former employee of Welch Foods and was a member of Robinson Avenue Church of Christ.
He enjoyed gardening and flowers.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Manila Tenny Clark, in 1999.
Survivors include one sister, Aliene Luker of Dallas, Texas. Also surviving are Nowilla Sink and Maxine Gum of southwest Missouri and several nephews and nieces in California and Oregon.
Services were held Aug. 3, 2000 at Sisco Funeral Chapel in Springdale with Gary Frazier officiating. Burial was in Sonora Cemetery.
Pallbearers were James Harp, Carl Harp, Glen Galloway, Kevin Wieland, Scott Galloway and Jared Galloway.
Honorary pallbearers were Paul Freeman, Harry Artripe and Kenneth Harp.
Memorials may be made to Robinson Avenue Church of Christ, 1506 W. Robinson Ave., Springdale, AR 72764.

Nellie Erickson
Aug. 21, 1913 - Aug. 11, 2000
Nellie Belle Erickson, 86, of Fulton, Mo., died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Mo., after an illness.
Mrs. Nellie Erickson was born Aug. 21, 1013 in Anderson, Mo., to the late James Albert and Rosa Della (Studivan) Taffner. She lived in McDonald County until she was an adult. She spent at least 30 years in Independence, Mo., area and had been in Fulton, Mo., the last few years. She worked for many years caring for the elderly in their homes. She was a member of the Northern Cherokee Tribe of Missouri and Arkansas, and also the White River Band.
Survivors include four sons, Jack Johnson of Rockford, Ill., James Johnson of Collins, Mo., Phillip Paul Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz., and Denny Joe Johnson of Wichita, Kan.; four daughters, Cleta Vogel of Beloit, Wis., Jean Owen of Prairie Village, Kan., Marge Brown of Fulton, Mo., and Debra Crown of Independence, Mo.; one brother, Dorvan Taffner of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; one sister, Elsie Cantrell of Independence, Mo.; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Nellie Erickson were held Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000 at the Warren Cemetery in Pineville, Mo. The Rev. Mel Gains officiated.
Visitation was held Monday, Aug. 14, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo., where the family received friends.

David Henry Poole
Sept. 14, 1935 - Aug. 6, 2000
David Henry Poole of Orland Park, Ill., passed away at 1 p.m. Aug. 6, 2000, in Palos Community Hospital.
David was born Sept. 14, 1935 in Kansas City, Mo., to Paul and Elizabeth Hanna Poole. He graduated from Noel High School in 1953, served in the Air Force from 1954 to 1956 and later earned a degree in electrical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.
His professional career included employment with Bethlehem Steel and Whiting Corporation.
He is survived by his wife, Louise; one daughter, Chris Murray of Oklahoma City, Okla.; on son, David Poole of Joliet Township, Ill.; two sisters, Sallie Bailey of Athens, Texas, and Mary Manning of Southwest City, Mo.; two grandsons and three granddaughters.
Funeral mass was in Chicago Aug. 12.

Oscar Porter
Aug. 23, 1932 - Aug. 13, 2000
Mr. Delmar C. “Oscar” Porter, 67, of Jane, Mo., died at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000 at Beverly Health Care of Neosho after an illness.
Mr. Oscar Porter was born Aug. 23, 1932 in Boston, Ark., to the late Alte and Edna (Smith) Porter. He had lived in the Jane, Mo., area for 22 years. He worked at Chick’s Convenience Store in Jane, Mo., for 23 years then retired from Cooper Communities in Bella Vista, Ark.
He married Marie Marshall on May 19, 1951. She preceded him in death Jan. 2, 1998. He was also preceded in death by two sisters Juanita and Lena, and two brothers, Donald and Elmer, and a stepbrother, Stanley Tucker.
Survivors include four sons, Gary Porter of Bentonville, Ark., Ronnie Porter and Paul Porter both of Rogers, Ark., and W.T. Porter of Anderson, Mo.; two daughters, Junie Good of Neosho, Mo., and Sherry Mace of Goodman, Mo.; one brother, Billy Dale Porter of Rogers, Ark.; two sisters, Gail Daughtery of Gravette, Ark., and Ella Long of White Cloud, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Oscar Porter were held Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000 at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Jane, Mo. Burial was in the Jane Cemetery.
Grandsons Jason Genser, Justin Morse, Brian Porter, David Porter, Shane Porter and Shawn Porter served as pallbearers.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Pineville, Mo., where the family received friends.

Reverend J. Basil Ramsey
April 18, 1913 - Aug. 9, 2000
The Rev. J. Basil Ramsey, 87-year-old resident of Siloam Springs, Ark., died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at his home.
Born April 18, 1913, in Rose Hill, Lee County, Vir., he was the son of Edward A. Ramsey and Martha Ann Johnson Ramsey. The Rev. Ramsey had been a resident of Siloam Springs fro the past 30 years and had served as the minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Siloam Springs for approximately 10 years. He attended Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C., and King College in Bristol, Tenn. His graduate studies were done at the University of Texas and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas. He was ordained in 1939. During his ministry he served in Presbyterian churches in four states, five Synods and as moderator of Presbyteries for 15 terms. He remained active in the local church until his death. He had served in the United States Air Force. He was a member of Key Lodge #7, F. and A.M.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Earline, in 1980. He married Doris Smith Elrod in 1988.
Survivors include his wife, Doris of the home; one son, Ronald Ramsey and special friend, Loree Foreman, of Siloam Springs; one daughter, Celia Anita Decker and husband, John of Natchitoches, La.; two stepsons, John Elrod of Fayetteville, Ark., and Danny Elrod and wife, Kappi, of Siloam Springs; one stepdaughter, Imogene Wilden and husband, Robert, of Falls Church, Vir.; one daughter-in-law, Georgia Elrod of Siloam Springs; five grandchildren, Jon Ramsey of Fayetteville, Keith Decker and Kelcey Decker, both of Houston, Texas, Barbara Ramsey of Fayetteville, Ark., and Kristianna Decker of Natchitoches; two step-grandchildren, Christopher Elrod of Siloam Springs and Adrienne Elrod of Washington, D.C.; two sister, Virginia Layman of Stuarts Draft, Va., and Beatrice Gilbert of Fyffe, Ala.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Friday, Aug. 11, 2000 at Wasson Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 12, at First Presbyterian Church in Siloam Springs. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Services were under the direction of Wasson Funeral in Siloam Springs. A memorial fund has been established, and friends may contribute to the Rev. J. Basil Ramsey Memorial Fund, c/o First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 606, Siloam Springs AR 72761.

William V. Embrey, Jr.
June 13, 1916 - Dec. 25, 2000
William Virgil Embrey, Jr., 84, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Dec. 25, 2000 at his home.
He was born June 13, 1916 in McDonald County, Mo., to William V. Embrey and Hazel Carnell Embrey. He moved to Bella Vista 10 years ago from Boulder, Colo. He was a graduate of Rocky Comfort, Mo., High School and Southwest Missouri State in Springfield, Mo. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Erlene Tate Embrey of Bella Vista; two sisters, Jane Love of Joplin, Mo., and Lana Boatright of Neosho, Mo.; two grandchildren, Carlin and Carter Rankin; and one great-grandchild, Priscilla.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sue Ann Rankin, one sister, Helen Pogue, and one brother, Robert Embrey.
Private committal service was held Jan. 27, 2001 at the Rocky Comfort Cemetery. Arrangements were by Bella Vista Funeral Home.
Memorials my be made to St. Mary’s Hospice, 1200 W. Walnut St. Rogers, AR 72756.

Emily I. Ingham
April 4, 1912 - Jan. 14, 2001
Emily Isabelle Ingham, 88, of Milford, N.H., formerly of Anderson, Mo., died Sunday evening, Jan. 14, 2001, at Harborside Healthcare-Crestwood in Milford following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Ingham was born April 4, 1912 in Yonkers, N.Y., daughter of the late Ernest L. and Isabella (Lages) Gault. She grew up in Newburyport, Mass., and later lived in Anderson, Mo., and Seattle, Wash., before coming to Nashua in 1961.
She was the widow of Frederick D. Ingham, who died May 15, 1978.
Mrs. Ingham was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading. Mrs. Ingham attended school in Newburyport.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Ernest and Rhonda Ingham of Anderson and Charles F. and Betty Ingham of Nashua, with whom she lived for 35 years; two daughters and a son-in-law, Anna and Reed Holly of Southwest City, Mo., and Gertrude “Liz” Starrett of Winder, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Reed Paul Holly, Donald Holly, David Duncan, Dawn Chick, Brad Chick, Kelly Starrett, Marika Ingham, Emily Ingham and Charles F. Ingham Jr.; a brother and two sisters-in-law, Joseph H. and Rita Gault of Arizona, and Estelle Gault of Merrimack; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
The Farwell Funeral Service in Nashua was in charge of arrangements.

Ola Mae Jackson McMahan Martin
June 15, 1927 - Jan. 19, 2001
Ola was the daughter of Washington Jackson and Elsie (Spears) Jackson.
She married Curtis Martin who preceded her in death in 1980. She moved from her home in Kansas City, Kan., to care for her mother. After her mother died, she lived in Kansas City, Mo. She died at 6 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, 2001.
She was handicapped the last years of her life but she reached out by telephone. She rarely complained even though the pain was her constant companion. Her sense of humor, her gentle spirit inspired all who knew her.
Ola is survived by her brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces and many cousins plus a host of friends and neighbors (she also raised three stepchildren).
She had an excellent memory and was named for her aunt, Ola Armstrong Baldwin. She was greatly loved and will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered.
Rest in eternal peace, dear Ola.

Ed Shields
Nov. 4, 1925 - Jan. 27, 2001
Mr. Edward Franklin Shields, 75, of Grove, Okla., formerly of Southwest City, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001 at 6:15 a.m. at his home after an illness.
Ed Shields was born Nov. 4, 1925 in Lane, Okla., to the late Archie Franklin and Mellie Omelison Dorcas (Conn) Shields. He had lived in Grove for 12 years, coming from Southwest City, Mo. He attended the Independent Pentecostal Holiness Church in Jay, Okla. He was superintendent for Commercial Metals Railroad Salvage in Dallas, Texas, for 15 years. He served in WWII in the First Marine Division as a machine gunner. He survived the islands of Peliau and was wounded on the island of Okinawa.
He married Loretta Sharp in 1947 in Panama, Calif. She survives. Additional survivors include five sons, Larry Shields of Southwest City, Mo., Michael Shields of Maysville, Okla., Mark Shields of Southwest City, Okla., Doyle Shields of Seneca, Mo., and Jerry Shields of Grove, Okla.; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Margie Combs of Lamonte, Calif., Lucille Garside and Helen Duvall of Bakersfield, Calif., and Carolyn Grisham of Visalia, Calif.; a special friend of the family, Wylena Barnes.
Funeral services for Mr. Ed Shields will be held Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Southwest City Full Gospel Church in Southwest City, Mo. Brothers Mark Short, Larry Shields and Tony Besmer will officiate. Burial will be in the Southwest City Cemetery in Southwest City, Mo.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Active pallbearers will be Robert Shields, Edward Shields, Joshua Shields, Mark Anthony Shields, Cody Shields and Michael Shields. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Shields, Derrick Shields and Mitchell Shields.
Visitation for Mr. Ed Shields was held Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Southwest City, were the family received friends.

John B. Sturdivant
Nov. 7, 1923 - Jan. 26, 2001
Mr. John Baron Sturdivant, 77, of the Powell, Mo., area died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001 at 8:45 p.m. at Highways E and 76 of injuries received in a one-vehicle accident. He was pronounced at the scene by Coroner Gale Duncan.
Mr. John B. Sturdivant was born Nov. 7, 1923 in Snyder, Texas, to the late William M. and Ethel (McEwen) Sturdivant. He lived in the Powell area since Aug. 27, 1964, coming from Dalhart, Texas. He attended the Powell Church of Christ. He was a cattle and chicken farmer and had worked for 19 years in a packing house in Dalhart. He served in the Army Air Corp., 4th Army.
He married Annie Laura Shelfer on Sept. 1, 1945. She survives. Additional. Survivors include one son, John M. Sturdivant of Pineville, Mo.; two daughters, Starlie Hall of Powell, Mo., and Crystal Pattyson of Rogers, Ark.; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Alton Sturdivant and Lonnie Sturdivant, both of New Mexico, and Harold Sturdivant of California; and one sister, Frances Cox of New Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, one daughter, eight brothers and one sister.
Funeral services for Mr. John B. Sturdivant will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2 at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. Jackie Chestnut, minister, will officiate. Burial will be at the Union Cemetery in Stella, Mo.
Pallbearers will be Carl Cosper, Jr., Jared Richmond, Robert Evenson, Tom Roles, Kirk Wattman and Rusty Schlessman.
Visitation will be held at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 4 until 8 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Emphysema Foundation in care of the funeral home.

Irene F. Swift
June 21, 1920 - Jan. 22, 2001
Irene F. Swift, 80, of Wichita, Kan., died Jan. 22, 2001.
She was born June 21, 1920 in Southwest City, Mo., to Artie Lee and Minne (Jackson) Womack. She was raised in the Vinita, Okla., area. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Donald E. Swift of Wichita, Kan.; a brother, Eugene Womack of Wichita; a sister, Viola Manuel of Wichita; nine great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Jan. 24, 2001 at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Wichita. Arrangements were made by Resthaven Mortuary in Wichita.


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