Miscellaneous McDonald County, Missouri Obituaries


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Betty Harmon Kendrick
Feb. 8, 1929 - June 26, 2001
Betty Harmon Kendrick, 72, of Kimberling City, Mo., formerly of Jane, Mo., died Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at Riverview Nursing Home in Ozark, Mo., after a short illness.
Mrs. Betty Kendrick was born Feb. 8, 1929 in Jane, Mo., to the late Walter and Oca Harmon. She was a co-owner of the IGA Supermarket from 1960-1971 in Bolivar, Mo., then employed with U.S. Sprint in Kansas City for eight years. Betty then retired and resided in Kimberling City, Mo.
Survivors include three daughters and one son-in-law, Vicki and Mark Hopkins of Memphis, Tenn., Diane Kendrick Dufresne of Longmont, Colo., and Janet Kenrick Jones of Springfield, Mo.; three granddaughters, Erin Dufresne, Somer Plaster and Samantha Cotton; three sisters, Celia Johnson, Ava Hudgens and Marcella Gorsline; one brother, Pete Harmon; along with several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Mrs. Betty Harmon Kendrick will be held Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at the Jane Cemetery in Jane, Mo.
Visitation will be held Friday, June 29, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo., from 6 until 7 p.m. for family and from 7 until 8 p.m. for friends.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home.

Pauline Simpson Reynolds
June 7, 1911 - June 26, 2001
Pauline Simpson Reynolds, 90, of Tiff City, Mo., died Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 8:45 a.m. at Seneca House in Seneca, Mo., after an illness.
Mrs. Pauline Simpson Reynolds was born June 7, 1911 in Red Bay, Ala., to the late E.P. and Ira (Johnson) Howell. She lived about 45 years in the Tiff City, Mo., area. She was a beauty operator and also worked in training school for the girls. She was a member of the Tiff City Willing Workers, F.C.E., Eastern Star Fern Chapter #348, O.E.S., VFW and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, both in Neosho, Mo.
Survivors include one son, John Simpson of Helotes, Texas; three grandchildren, Rhonda Jean Cruz, Robyn Michelle Priest and John Boan Simpson; sour great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim Howell of Auburn, Ind.; one sister, Helen Warr of Rome, Ga.; three stepsons, Lloyd Reynolds of Anderson, Mo., Gale Reynolds of Miami, Okla., Dick Reynolds of Denver, Colo.; one stepdaughter, Barbara Bradley of Miami, Okla.; and two stepdaughters-in-law, Ella Lou Reynolds of Miami, Okla., and Marjorie Reynolds of Tootle, Utah.
Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Simpson Reynolds were held Friday, June 29, 2001 at 1 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The Rev. Clyde Stilley officiated. Burial was in the GAR Cemetery in Miami, Okla.
Pallbearers were family and friends.
Visitation was held Thursday, June 28, 2001 at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo., where the family received friends.
Memorials may be given to the Tiff City Community Building in care of the funeral home.

Janet Watts
Sept. 3, 1943 - June 22, 2001
Janet M. Watts, 57, Kansas City, Mo., died June 22, 2001.
Mrs. Watts was born Sept. 13, 1943, in Goodman, and was a lifetime resident of Kansas City. She was a retiree of Mid America Contractors, Inc. of North Kansas City. She graduated from Goodman High School in 1961.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Katherine Davis, and a brother, Wayne Davis.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Tommy Watts; a son, Gregg Watts of the home; a daughter, Tanya and her husband, James Scott, of Salem, Va.; her only granddaughter, Jordan Anne Scott; a sister, Patsy Baney, Goodman; and additional family members.
Services were June 25 at Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a scholarship fund for Jordan Anne Scott, in care of Bank of America of North Kansas City.

John Horace Buttram, Jr.
June 12, 1935 - June 24, 2001
Funeral services for John Horace Buttram, Jr., 66, of Oakwood, Texas, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2001, at Calvary Christian Center in Oakwood. Pastor Jack Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakwood City Cemetery. An honor guard will be accorded by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice — Gurney Unit.
Mr. Buttram died Sunday at Mother Frances Hospital. He was born June 12, 1935 in Springer, N.M., to John H. Buttram, Sr., and Evelyn Welch Long. Mr. Buttram was employed at the Gurney Unit for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Mr. Buttram was a member of the Calvary Christian Center in Oakwood.
Mr. Buttram was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Welch Long.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Marie Buttram of Oakwood; his father and stepmother, John H. Buttram, Sr., and Lenora Buttram of Pineville, Mo.; a daughter, Tina Smith of Oakwood; two sons, John H. Buttram III of Anderson, Mo., and Jeffrey Scott Buttram of Elgin; a sister, Frances Cook of Anderson, Mo.; five brothers, Jack Buttram of Tampa, Fla., Ray Buttram and Bill Buttram, both of Anderson, Mo., Bob Buttram of San Antonio, Texas, and James Buttram of Pineville, Mo.; a stepbrother, Jerry Hammontree of Duenweg, Mo.; two stepsisters, Vicki Leach of Pineville, Mo., and Cindy House of Duenweg, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Mike Gordon, Bill Hague, Arlie Smith, Don Rose, Tooter Dorman and Neil Cantrell.
Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bailey and Foster Funeral Home in Palestine, Texas.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey and Foster in Palestine.

Charles Schmidt, Jr.
June 2, 1935 - June 23, 2001
Charles Schmidt, Jr. 66, of Bella Vista, Ark., died at his home Saturday, June 23, 2001. He was born June 2, 1935 in Chicago, Ill, to Charles Schmidt and Thora Troogstad Schmidt.
He moved to Bella Vista six years ago from Texas.
He was preceded in death by his father and one daughter, Denise Schmidt.
He is survived by two sons, Charles Schmidt of Eureka Springs, Ark., and Scott Schmidt of Anderson, Mo.; one daughter, Dina Meek of Joplin, Mo.; two brothers, Ron Schmidt and Bob Schmidt of Chicago, Ill.; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Friday, June 29, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, Ark., with Cal Steward officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Dorothy J. Mortensen, 4 Kensington Lane, AR 72714.

Eugene Daugherty
Dec. 22, 1953 - June 24, 2001
Grover Eugene Daugherty, 47, Anderson, Mo., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, June 24, 2001, at Freeman Neosho Hospital following a sudden illness.
Mr. Daugherty was born Dec. 22, 1953, in Granby, Mo., to Dorathy Cantrell and the late Kenneth Daugherty of Neosho, Mo. He married Emma Brock July 20, 1982.
Mr. Daugherty graduated from Neosho High School in 1971. He was a well-known and respected water well driller for 30 years. He owned Tri-State Drilling in Anderson. He will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends. He was an active member of Cedar Point Holiness Church, Anderson, where he taught the adult Sunday school class. He was a proud sponsor of many local youth programs.
Mr. Daugherty is survived by his wife, Emma, and a much loved daughter, Amanda Daugherty, of Anderson.
Other survivors include his parents, Gene and Dorathy Cantrell, Neosho; two brothers, Joe Daugherty and wife Rita of Goodman, Mo., and Ray Daugherty and wife Florie of Neosho; a sister, LaDonna Lawson and husband Carl of Neosho. He also shared his life with four stepchildren, Kathy Stout and husband Eddie, Vicky Hines and husband Bill, Becky Williams and husband Tim, all of Anderson, and Tim Brock and wife Stacy of Rocky Comfort; and several nieces and nephews. He cherished 15 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Clark Chapel of Memories, Neosho. Pastor Bryan Jones and the Rev. Larry Jones will officiate. Burial will be in the Mayfield Cemetery in Goodman. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Contributions in memory of Mr. Daugherty may be made to the Cedar Point Holiness Church in care of Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.

Wanda M. Jones
March 6, 1917 - June 24, 2001
Wanda M. Jones, 84, of Anderson, Mo., died Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 1:03 a.m. at Freeman-West Hospital in Joplin, Mo., after an illness.
Mrs. Wanda Jones was born March 6, 1917 in Washburn, MO., to the late Samuel Monroe and Susie Elizabeth (Schrader) Haggard. She lived in the Anderson, Mo., area since 1959. She was a homemaker and member of the Anderson Church of Christ. Her husband Fava O. Jones preceded her in death on March 18, 1984.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Jones of Anderson, Mo.; two grandchildren, Richard Jones of Augusta, Kan.; Jeanette Morris of Latham, Kan.; five great-grandchildren, Shanna Jones, Wade Mace, Chelsea Jones, Savannah Morris and Billy Dean Morris; two brothers, Don Haggard of Goodman, Mo., and Carl Haggard of Haysville, Kan.
Funeral services for Mrs. Wanda M. Jones will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. Mr. Tommy Burr, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in the Peace Valley Cemetery at Anderson, Mo.
Pallbearers will be Junior Dickey, Eddie Haggard, Les Haggard, Lonnie Haggard, Richard Jones, Wade Mace and Keith Patterson.
Visitation for Mrs. Wanda M. Jones will be held Monday, June 25, 2001, from noon until 7 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 7 p.m.

James Phillips
Dec. 16, 1931 - June 18, 2001
James H. Phillips, 69, of rural Drexel, Mo., formerly of Noel, passed away June 18, 2001, at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville, Mo. Jim was born Dec. 16, 1931, at Butler, Mo., son of Herbert M. and Ruth McClarnon Phillips.
Jim was educated in the Noel, Mo., schools and was graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.S. in Agriculture in 1954. Upon graduation he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force and served 13 years of active duty, separating to the USAF Reserves in 1967. He retired with the rank of Lt. Colonel in 1982 after 28 years of total service.
Mr. Phillips was united in marriage to Lois Irene Ehrlich on Dec. 16, 1953, in Columbia, Mo. To this union three sons were born, H. Martin Phillips of Drexel, born at Travis AFB, Calif., Scott W. Phillips of Drexel born in Taranto, Italy, and David W. Phillips, Des Moines, Iowa, born at Wheelus AFB, Tripoli, Libya.
Jim was a visionary with a wide range of interests and influence. He served his Lord, his county and his profession of agriculture with an enthusiastic spirit that inspired those who knew and worked with him.
Jim accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of nine at Mill Creek Baptist Church in rural Noel, Mo., and served his Lord all over the world. He was active as Deacon and Sunday school teacher at Drexel Baptist Church, a member of the Ag Task Force for Belarus and a Lay Renewal Coordinator for the Missouri Baptist Convention and was an avid supporter of missions in all forms. He led his church to increase their financial support of missions and to participate in church building mission trips and lay renewals.
As Commander, 303rd Tactical Airlift Squadron, Lt. Col. Phillips led his AF Reserves squadron to receive the first Outstanding Rating awarded any reserve unit in the service. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and First Oak Leaf Cluster for the performance of outstanding service as Commander, 303rd Tactical Airlift Squadron and as Air Operations Officer for the 442nd Tactical Airlift Wing, Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base. Lt. Col. Phillips was a Command pilot of C-97, C-124 and C-130 aircraft attaining well over 10,000 hour flying time. 1960-62 he was assigned as a Guided Missile Operations officer with the Italian Air Force, Taranto, Italy, and 1963 as Squadron Operations Officer, Etain, France. Lt. Col. Phillips flew worldwide missions to the Far East, Near East, Africa, Vietnam, South America and Europe in his military career.
Jim grew up with a goal of flying and farming and in 1967, after attaining his goad of flying, moved the family to the farm they had purchased in Drexel, Mo., where he and Lois, with their sons, established one of the first confinement swine operation in Missouri. It continues today as Phillips Family Farms, Inc., under the management of sons Martin and Scott. He is also the former owner of Belton Grain Co., and Archie Ag Service.
Jim was a leader in many organizations related to agriculture and served as president of the Missouri Pork Producers, executive committee and chairman of PorkPAC, National Pork Producers Council, and chairman of the USDA Committee on Livestock and Livestock Products with input into the NAFTA agreement. He was chairman, 4th District FARMPAC for Missouri Farm Bureau, and member of the Board of Directors, Meat Export Federation, Governors Advisory Council, and UMC Animal Science Advisory Committee.
He received the Faculty-Alumni Award from the University of Missouri in 1995, the Gamma Sigma Delta Award of Merit in 1994, and the American Royal Farm Family in 1997 for his leadership in agriculture.
He is survived by his wife, Lois, of the home, and three sons, H. Martin Phillips and wife, Marsha, their children, Michael, Janelle and Nathan of Drexel; Scott W. Phillips and wife, Dwanita, their children Jessica, Elisha and Kathryn of Drexel; and David W. Phillips and wife Jami and son, Colin, of Des Moines, Iowa; and a sister, LaVeta Anderson of Columbia, Mo.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 22, 2001 at Drexel Baptist Church in Drexel with interment at Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrain, Mo. Memorial funds may be directed to Drexel Baptist Church for the Swords to Plowshares, Belarus Ag Missions project.
Arrangements were under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Mo.

Murrel E. Anderson
March 24, 1912 - June 19, 2001
Mr. Murrel Elza Anderson, 89, of Jane, Mo., died Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 3:30 a.m. at his home after an illness.
Mr. Murrel Anderson was born March 24, 1912 in Jane, Mo., to the late James (Cado) and Ida Ellen (Witham) Anderson. He lived in the Jane area all of his life. He was a long time dairy farmer, loving father, loving husband and was loved by many nieces and nephews and friends. He was a member of the Simsberry United Methodist Church.
He was a loving husband to the late Myrtle Nichols Anderson for 67 years. She preceded him in death Feb. 5, 2001. He was a loving father to five children, M.L. Anderson of Noel, Mo., Bill Anderson of Jane, Mo., Jack Anderson of Anderson, Mo., Joyce Marrs of Jane, Mo., and Joan Whitehead of Carthage, Mo.; a loving grandfather to nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was a loving brother to Violet Parman of Carl Junction, Mo.
Funeral services for Mr. Murrel Anderson were held Friday, June 22, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Simsberry United Methodist Church in Jane, Mo. The Rev. Kay Mills officiated. Burial was in the Jane Cemetery at Jane, Mo.
Pallbearers were John Anderson, John Wabunsee, Roger Meppen, Troy Henson, Bill Bean and Freddie Banks.
Visitation was held Thursday, June 21, 2001 at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo., where the family received friends.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Simsberry United Methodist Church of Quality Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Dr. Oscar Hager, Jr.
June 8, 1945 - Aug. 16, 2001
Dr. Oscar Hager, Jr., 56, Goodman, Mo., died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, following a sudden illness.
Dr. Hager was born June 8, 1945 in El Paso, Texas. He moved to the area in 1963 with his parents and graduated from Goodman High School in 1963. Following graduation, he went on to chiropractic school in Davenport, Iowa, where he met and married his former wife, Rosemary. Following chiropractic college, Dr. Hager returned to Goodman in 1967 and began his practice and maintained that practice until his death.
He was a member of the Anderson Masonic Lodge, No. 621, the Scottish Rites Bodies of Joplin and the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Temple in Springfield. He was also a member of the Academy of Missouri Chiropractors and served as secretary of the executive board for 30 years. He served as assistant Scout master of Boy Scout Troop 59 and as a deputy reserve for McDonald County under Harold Spears in the early 1970s. He was a devoted father and husband.
He is survived by his former wife, Rosemary; one son, Walter Hager, Goodman; one daughter, Eloise Patterson, Joplin; and a sister, Eloise Hager Elkins, Golden City, Mo.
He is preceded in death by a son, Oscar Hager, III.
Services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories and Dr. Dell Reed will officiate. Burial will be in the Neosho Memorial Park Cemetery, south of Neosho. Masonic services will be conducted at the gravesite and Ralph Williams will give the charge.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the Clark Funeral Home in Neosho.
Contributions in memory of Dr. Hager may be made to the Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Travel Fund or the Academy of Missouri Chiropractors, c/o Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
The family will be at the family home on Splitlog in Goodman.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Clark Funeral Home in Neosho.

Lawrence Herman Lawson
Sept. 14, 1923 - July 21, 2001
Lawrence Herman Lawson, 77, of Pineville, died July 21, 2001 at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Ark.
He was born Sept. 14, 1923 in Best to Samuel and Maude Rodgers Lawson. He lived in the Springdale area before moving to Pineville 13 years ago. He was a heat treater in the foundry for Brunner and Lay of Springdale, retiring after seven years. He was a member of Mount Zion Freewill Baptist Church and a 40-year Grand Mason.
His wife, Wanda Lee Lawson, died in 1998.
Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Lawrence Paul Lawson of Springdale, and Kenneth Lawson and Betty of Pineville; one daughter and son-in-law, Betty Hart and Thomas Ray of Rocky Comfort, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 20 step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held July 25, 2001, at Mount Zion Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Burkshed Cemetery with the Rev. Eldon Bagwell and the Rev. Billy Joe Gentry officiating.
Visitation was held July 24 at the Sisco Funeral Home of Pea Ridge, Ark.
Memorials may be made to Burkshed Cemetery Fund in care of the Rev. Eldon Bagwell, 23502 Trial’s End, Hindsville, AR 72738.

‘Cal’ Kleinhampl
Aug. 9, 1935 - Aug. 13, 2001
Mr. Calvin “Cal” Frank Kleinhampl, 66, of Pineville, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at 4:20 p.m. at his home after an illness.
Cal Kleinhampl was born Aug. 9, 1935 in Denver, Colo., to the late James Richard and Mildred (Parsons) Kleinhampl. He moved to Pineville, Mo., in October of 1993 from Whitter, Calif. He was a member of the Northside Free Will Baptist Church in Rogers, Ark., and the Ozark Antique Auto Club. He served in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Maribeth “Beth” Kleinhampl of the home in Pineville, Mo.; three sons, Calvin Richard Kleinhampl of Lebanon, Mo., David Ralph Kleinhampl of Whitter, Calif., and Robert Austin Kleinhampl of Commerce, Calif.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Tina Yates of Pineville, Mo.
Graveside services, under the direction of Ozark Funeral Home in Pineville, Mo., were held Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001 at 11:30 a.m. at the Pineville Cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Woods officiated.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Northside Free Will Baptist Church, 13119 N. Old Wire Rd., Rogers, AR 72756.

Beulah Blanch Rogers
Nov. 16, 1903 - Aug. 13, 2001
Beulah Blanch Rogers, 97, of Anderson, died at 10:20 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at Medicalodge of Neosho after an illness of two months.
She was born Nov. 16, 1903 in Lawrence County, Mo., to James T. and Rose (Blackburn) Chandler. Mrs. Rogers was a homemaker. She also owned and operated an egg farm. She was a member of the Banner Nazarene Church and a lifelong Splitlog area resident.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer (Polly) Rogers in 1949. She was also preceded in death by one son-in-law, Charles Hall, and nine siblings.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Vera Rogers of Anderson, Mo., Jim and Carol Rogers of Anderson, and George and Mary Jane Rogers of Goodman, Mo.; one daughter, Madeline Hall of Goodman; two sisters, Hazel Chandler and Elsie Bergen of Anderson; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Clark Chapel of Memories in Neosho. The Rev. Dennis Bergen and the Rev. Bill Hess will officiate. Interment will follow in the Banner Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Dr. Ron Rogers, John Rogers, Kyle Rogers, Earl Rogers, Darren Rogers and Rick Hall.
Contributions may be made to the Banner Nazarene Church, c/o of Clark Funeral Home.
The body may be viewed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until service time Thursday. 
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home of Neosho.

Billy Ray Garcia
Aug. 9, 2001 - Aug. 9, 2001
Billy Ray Garcia, infant son of Veronica and Edgar Garcia, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001. He was born Aug. 9 at Bates Medical Center in Bentonville.
He is survived by his parents, Veronica and Edgar of Noel, Mo.; his maternal grandmother, Maria E. Leal, also of Noel, and paternal grandparents, Pedro and Maria Garcia of Monterey, Mexico.
Graveside services were held Monday, Aug. 13, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Bentonville City Cemetery with Father Michael Sinkler and Father Pedro Valdez officiating.
Funeral services were handled by Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Bentonville, Ark.

Alta Pearl Laughlin
Aug. 22, 1913 - Aug. 13, 2001
Alta Pearl Laughlin, 87, of Goodman, Mo., died at 1:13 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at Freeman-Neosho Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Laughlin was born Aug. 22, 1913, in McDonald County, Mo., and was a lifelong resident. She was a lifelong homemaker and a member of the Goodman Baptist Church.
She married W.E. Laughlin June 4, 1932 and he survives. Other survivors include one son, Dale Laughlin of Stella, Mo., six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Glen Laughlin, on July 11, 1984.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at the Clark Funeral Home, Chapel of Memories in Neosho, Mo.
Pallbearers will be Raymond Buchanan, Johnnie Buchanan, Kendall Laughlin, Danny Laughlin, Roger Laughlin and Bob Laughlin. Honorary pallbearer will be Terry Laughlin.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at the Clark Funeral Home in Neosho from noon until 5 p.m., and on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.

John I. Leininger
Feb. 29, 1940 - Aug. 6, 2001
Mr. John I. Leininger, 61, of Lanagan, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at 10 a.m. at his second home in Bella Vista, Ark., after a sudden illness.
Mr. John I. Leininger was born Feb. 29, 1940 in Pottsville, Penn., to the late Leroy and Lydia Clarissa (Hauser) Leininger. He had lived in Lanagan, Mo., on a farm for about five years and prior to that lived for five years in his home in Bella Vista, Ark. He moved to this area from New York. He retired from the U.S. Army as a Command Sergeant Major after 28 years of service. He also served for two years in the Marines. He has worked at J.B. Hunt in Rogers, Ark., since 1989. He drove a truck for about three years and then worked in the road services department. He was a member of the Masons and the Eastern Star in Junction City, Kan.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara L. Leininger; two daughters, Petra Morgan and her husband, Lanny, of Omaha, Neb., and Elisabeth Stafford of Lanagan, Mo.; two grandsons, Alexander and Jonathan; two sisters, Judy Starr and Dolly Bowman, both of Pottsville, Penn.
Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 10, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Anderson First Baptist Church in Anderson, Mo. Mr. Tom Ellis, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the Anderson Cemetery in Anderson. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery.
Visitation was held Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, where the family received friends. A Masonic Service was conducted by the Anderson Lodge #621.

‘Bobbie’ Stancell
March 15, 1937 - Aug. 7, 2001
Eleanor May “Bobbie” Stancell, 64, of Pineville, Mo., died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at 2:27 p.m. at Freeman Neosho Hospital in Neosho, Mo., after an illness.
Bobbie Stancell was born March 15, 1937 in Colcord, Okla., to the late Kenneth Coe and Gertrude Pearl (Spence) Smith. She had lived in McDonald County since 1971, coming from Wichita, Kan. She had worked as a cashier at both Kilmer’s and G&W groceries in Noel, Mo., at Sunbeam in Neosho, Mo., as a seamstress in an upholstery shop in Anderson, Mo., and as a chiropractic therapist in Pineville, Mo.
Survivors include two daughters, Sherrie Sims and Teresa L. Bennett, both of Pineville, Mo.; four grandchildren, Dusty Demeritt, Tyler Demeritt, Miriah Demeritt and James Bennett; one brother, Faye Smith of Gentry, Ark.; and one sister, Zella Philport of Colcord, Okla.
Funeralmation services will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Mo. Cremation will be handled by Bella Vista Crematory in Bella Vista, Ark., following the service.
The family will receive friends at a visitation held Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.

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