|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.
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,
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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,
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,
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
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 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,
Memorials may be made to Burkshed Cemetery Fund in care of the Rev.
Eldon Bagwell, 23502 Trial’s End, Hindsville, AR 72738.
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
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
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
Funeral services were handled by Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of
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.
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.
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
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.