Miscellaneous Ozark County, Missouri Obituaries

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Duane A. Bramsen
1932-2000
Memorial services for Duane A. Bramsen, 67, of Gainesville were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at Baxter County Funeral Home with Dr. James Hoffpauir officiating. Interment will be private.
Mr. Bramsen died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 19, 1932, in Swaledale, Iowa, the son of Clarence and Mable (Peters) Bramsen. On May 23, 1979, he married Joellen Clabaugh Groves in Mankato, Minn. 
He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and a retired business owner. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and AARP and of the Protestant faith.
Mr. Bramsen is survived by his wife, Joellen of the home; four sons, Butch Bramsen and wife Vicki and Bill Bramsen and wife Laurie and Danny Groves, all of Mason City, Iowa, Perry Groves and wife Kelly of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Linda Ellman of Mason City, Iowa, and Dr. Patricia Newman and husband Jeff of Omaha, Neb.; 13 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Phylis Lee and husband Glenn of Shelby, Iowa, and Linda Haven and husband Byron of Avon Park, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Baxter County Funeral Home, Mountain Home, Ark., directors.  

Richard "Dick" Howe
1924-2000  
Funeral services for Richard "Dick" Howe, 75, of Isabella were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5 at Theodosia United Methodist Church with Pastor Jo Hastings officiating. Burial was in the Friend Cemetery.
Mr. Howe died at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at his residence. He was born Nov. 22, 1924, in Columbia, the son of Chester Cleveland and Ethal (Belcher) Howe. On Sept. 30, 1978, he married Wilma Mary in Mesa, Ariz.
He was a member of the Theodosia United Methodist Church and a retired electrical engineer. He was an avid ham radio operator and was known by all the operators in this area.
Mr. Howe is survived by his wife, Wilma, of the home; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Moffet of Palm Dale, Calif.; a son, Ted Howe of Prescott, Ariz.; six step-children, Gabe Andrasovski of Salt Lake City, Utah, Mary Werlen of Denver, Colo., Frank Land of Isabella, Phillip Land of Hot Springs, Calif., Pris Hunt and Kenneth Land, both of Arizona; a granddaughter, Allison Moffet; and a sister, Rose Marie Baker, of Jonesboro, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, directors.  

Joanna Magdalene Upton Mahan
1903-1999  
Funeral services for Joanna Magdalene Upton Mahan, 96, of Pleasant Ridge, Mich., were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30 at Wessels and Wilk Funeral Home in Pleasant Ridge, Mich. Burial was in the White Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Mahan died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999. She was born March 21, 1903, in Gainesville. She married Elbert Verl Mahan in Gainesville.
She loved the outdoors, nature, the streams, waters and animals and took pride in the accomplishments of her immediate and extended family.
Mrs. Mahan is survived by a daughter, Lorraine Chunovich of Farmington Hills, Mich.; two sons, Joe Mahan and wife Barbara of Ferndale, Mich., and Hal Mahan and wife Laura of Asheville, N.C.; 22 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, three children, Patricia Ann Payne, Leroy and wife Lois and Marie Blazona, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Wessels and Wilk Funeral Home, Pleasant Ridge, Mich., directors.  

John H. Safe
1917-2000  
Funeral services for John H. Safe, 82, of Springfield were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 in Resthaven Mortuary in Springfield.
Mr. Safe died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, in Cox Walnut Lawn in Springfield. He was born Nov. 17, 1917, in Halstead, Kan., the son of John Fred and Ethel (Howard) Safe. In 1943, he was married to Ida Lefever in El Dorado, Kan.
He was a postal worker in Wichita, Kan., until his retirement. He and his wife moved to the Theodosia area more than 20 years ago, where he served as a school board member, volunteer fireman and scout leader. He also initiated the adopt-a-highway program for Theodosia United Methodist Church. He was a Mason, a member of Theodosia United Methodist Church, VFW and a World War II veteran.
Mr. Safe is survived by his wife, Ida of the home; a daughter, Vicki Baca of Springfield; six grandchildren, Lance Dulany, Stephen Baca, Becki and and Mark Safe and Chase and Angela Baca; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lorraine Stahlheber of Newton, Kan., and Aileen Luther of Wichita, Kan.
He was preceded in death by a son and his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to Theodosia United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 150, Theodosia, MO 65761.
Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home, Springfield, directors.  

Olin Loftis
1912-2000  
Funeral services for Olin Loftis, 87, of Gainesville were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7 at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Doin Pitchford officiating. Burial was in the Loftis Cemetery.
Mr. Loftis died at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at Gainesville Health Care Center. He was born Nov. 19, 1912, in Romance, the son of Frank and Laura (Lane) Loftis. On June 27, 1945, he married Pearl Anderson in Mountain Home, Ark.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Church of Christ and a dairy farmer.
Mr. Loftis is survived by a daughter, Belva Egger and husband Don of Gainesville; two brothers, H.R. (Sonnie) Loftis of Gainesville and Guy Loftis of Platt City; and two sisters, Beulah Johnson of Mountain Home, Ark., and Susie Fuggett of Wichita, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and three sisters, Velma Lyons, Verna Alley and Ruth Lyons.
Pallbearers were Jerry Lyons, Cecil Loftis, Brian Loftis, Brad Loftis, Ronnie High and James Daniel.
Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, directors.  

Louise Goodnight
1919-2000  
Funeral services for Louise Goodnight, 80, of Gainesville were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12 at Killeen Church of Christ in Killeen, Texas, with Boyce Edwards officiating. Burial was in the Killeen City Cemetery.
Mrs. Goodnight died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Gainesville Health Care Center. She was born May 12, 1919, in Youngsport, Texas, the daughter of J.D. and Lopha May (Ratliff) Slawson. On July 2, 1939, she married Charles Goodnight Jr. in Bell County, Texas.
She was a member of the Church of Christ and a homemaker.
Mrs. Goodnight is survived by two sons, Paul Goodnight and wife Candy of Utopia, Texas, and Dave Goodnight and wife Lisa of Gainesville; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mozelle Blackwell of Killeen, Texas; and a brother, Billy Slawson of Jonesboro, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a brother, J.D. Slawson Jr.
Pallbearers were John Goodnight, Austin Rhoads, Mike Ray, George Dunn, Rowdy Ray, Paul Buckner and Landon Buckner.
Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, directors.  

Ruby Ann Rishel
1925-2000  
Funeral services for Ruby Ann Rishel, 74, of West Plains, were held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7 at Clinking-beard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Rev. Gale Wooten officiating. Burial was in the White Oak Cemetery.
Mrs. Rishel died at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She was born Dec. 20, 1925, in Elijah, the daughter of Opal (Spoon) Anderson. On Sept. 30, 1972, she married Eddie Rishel in Gainesville.
She was a lifelong resident of Ozark County and a homemaker.
Mrs. Rishel is survived by three sisters, Thelma Collins and Betty Collins, both of Mountain View, and Lizzie Barnett of Sedalia.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
Pallbearers were Pete Lewis, Jerry Lewis, Charles Collins, Kathy Thompson, Bobby Barnett and Jimmy Collins.
Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, directors.  

Lavelle McGinnis
1911-2000  
Funeral services for Lavelle McGinnis, 88, of West Plains were held Saturday, Jan. 8 at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Arvil Hill officiating. Burial was in the Mammoth Cemetery.
Mrs. McGinnis died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at the West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains. She was born Nov. 8, 1911, at Mammoth, the daughter of James and Ollie (Dye) Anderson. On Dec. 19, 1930, she married Ernest McGinnis in Mountain Home, Ark.
She was a member of the Central Church of Christ in West Plains, a homemaker and spent most of her life in the Gainesville area.
Mrs. McGinnis is survived by a son, Juriel McGinnis and wife Reba of West Plains; four grandchildren, Greg McGinnis of Springfield, Chris McGinnis of Clever, Rhonda Maka and Eric McGinnis, both of West Plains; four great-grandchildren, Rachel McGinnis of Springfield, Stephanie McGinnis of Clever, Colin Maka and Derek McGinnis, both of West Plains; a sister, Pearl Carty of Mountain Grove; and two brothers, Doin Anderson of West Plains and Willis Anderson of Gassville, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a brother, Benton Anderson, and two sisters, Lois Joyce and Causby Wheat.
Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, directors.  

Eugene "Gene" Marion Bonney 
1947-1999  
Memorial services for Eugene Bonney, 52, of Niangua were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Marshfield with Brother Bill Dort officiating.
Mr. Bonney died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, at his home. He was born June 23, 1947, in Davenport, Iowa, the son of Eugene and Edna Bonney. Burial was in the Clear Springs Cemetery.
He was a retired lumber yard attendant.
Mr. Bonney is survived by his wife, Beryl, of the home; two step-sons, Richard McGovern of California, and Robert McGovern of Monticello, Fla.; his mother, Edna Hathcock of Marshfield; six sisters, Maryily Hathcock and Lola Marberry and husband Kenneth, all of Niangua, Catherine Russell and husband Donald of Marshfield, Rita Cady and husband Steve of Davenport, Iowa., Louise Rhine of Winona and Bonnie Brown and husband Danny of Taneyville; six brothers, Winston Hathcock of Niangua, Stephen Plumb and wife Judy of Mansfield, Donald Hathcock and wife Cindy of West Plains, Joseph Hathcock and wife Karla of Gainesville, Bruce Hathcock of Doe Run and David Bonney and wife Sarah of Mountain Grove; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Theresa McGovern; his father; his step-father, Archie Hathcock; and a step-brother, Vanton Hathcock.
Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield, directors.  

Hattie Henson
1900 – 2000
Funeral services for Hattie Henson, 100, of Ocie (Taney County) will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at Whelchel’s Funeral Home in Forsyth.
Mrs. Henson died at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2000. at the Forsyth Care Center in Forsyth. She was born Jan. 12, 1900.

Gladys Frost
1910-2000  
Funeral services for Gladys Frost, 89, of Theodosia were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Gainesville with Rev. Gale Wooten officiating. Burial was in the Lutie Cemetery.
Mrs. Frost died at 9:35 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Gainesville Health Care Center. She was born July 29, 1910, in Lutie, the daughter of Pete and Rosie (Norton) Pierce. On Aug. 25, 1928, she married Corbin Frost in Gainesville.
She was a member of the True Hope General Baptist Church in Theodosia and a homemaker.
Mrs. Frost is survived by two daughters, Darlene Swearengin of Buffalo and Jean McCollum of Franklin, Ohio; three sons, Bob Frost and Joe Frost, both of Theodosia and Jackie Frost of Buffalo; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two half-sisters, Fern Long of Sacramento, Calif., and Millie Hammond of Loomis, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two half-brothers, Troy and Bengie Pierce, and a half-sister, June Haggard.
Pallbearers were Jason Blair, Justin Blair, Matthew Dukes, Jeremy Cockrum, Brad Frost, Monty Swearengin, Jeff Morris and Will Morris. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Russell, Benny Blair and Lynn Dukes.
Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, directors.  

Pansy Marie Rozell
1906-2000  
Funeral services for Pansy Rozell, 93, of Springfield, formerly of Ocie, were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 at Clinkingbeard Chapel in Gainesville with Dale Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Lutie Cemetery.
Mrs. Rozell died at about 2 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, in Mercy Villa in Springfield, where she had lived for the past year. She was born Dec. 7, 1906, in Ocie, the daughter of S.P. (Dod) and Myrtle Tannehill. 
She was a member of the Salem General Baptist Church in Ocie and served as the church clerk for many years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Theodosia Chapter #130. She was the treasurer for the Lutie School District for 21 years and the Ozark County Times Ocie correspondant for more than 40 years.
Mrs. Rozell is survived by a son, Arnold Hampton and wife Joyce of Springfield; a daughter-in-law, Maxina Hampton of Joplin; four grandchildren, Greg Hampton, Greta Pierce, Gayla Hampton, Fred Hampton and wife Nancy; six great-grandchildren, Christal Hampton, Bianca Pierce, Lindsey Lane, Olivia and Audrey Hampton; a great-great-grandchild, Demara Hampton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred Hampton; her second husband, Norm Rozell; a daughter, Mona; a son, Max Hampton; her parents; a twin brother, Taudy Tannehill; and two sisters, Opal Ledbetter and Ethel Duggins.
Pallbearers were Greg Hampton, Fred Hampton, Ronnie Tannehill, Fray Duggins, Paul Thornton, Dean Hughes and Larry Hampton.
Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, directors.  

Robert Taylor Johnson
1923-2000  
Funeral services for Robert Taylor Johnson, 76, of Almartha were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17 at Clinkingbeard Funeral Chapel in Ava. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Johnson died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000. He was born April 3, 1923, in Rogersville, the son of John C. and Janey (Lasley) Johnson. On Nov. 11, 1998, he was married to Edith James in Las Vegas, Nev.
He was a World War II veteran, a member of the VFW in Isabella the Moose Lodge. He had been a resident of Almartha for the past 15 years and was a carpenter before retirement. He was a member of the Oak Grove General Baptist Church in Wasola.
Mr. Johnson is survived by three sons, Robert Johnson of Hemet, Calif., Michael Johnson of Salinas, Calif., and Larry Johnson of Gainesville; a daughter, Terri Jefferson of Woobine, Ga.; 21 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Deloris Kerns of Cypress, Calif., and Deoris Johnson of La Marada, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy, his second wife, Edith, and his parents.
Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, directors.  

Lalla Prock
1901-2000  
Funeral services for Lalla Prock, 98, of Gainesville were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 at Clinking-beard Chapel in Ava with E.J. Hampton officiating. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Prock died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000. She was born Oct. 18, 1901, in Brixey, the daughter of Nat and Rosie (Young) Gardner. On Dec. 25, 1919, she was married to Evan A. Prock in Romance. 
She was a member of the Church of Christ, a housewife and a homemaker. She enjoyed flower gardening, her pets and cooking.
Mrs. Prock is survived by two sons, Kenneth Prock of Wasola and Ted Prock of Lone Jack; two daughters, Louise Wade of Springfield and Betty Lou Henderson of Wisconsin; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lucille Rethford of Marshfield and Mildred Bommarite of St. Louis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two sons, a daughter, a grandson, her parents, three sisters and three brothers.
Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, directors.  

Frue W. Reich
1908-2000  
Memorial services for Frue Reich, 91, of West Plains were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3 at True Hope General Baptist Church in Theodosia with Rev. James Duddridge officiating. Masonic Rites were held by Bayou Lodge #365 AF & AM of Bakersfield with Barney Douglas as the Worshipful Master and Jim Crane as Chaplain. Burial was in the Lutie Cemetery. 
Mr. Reich died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000. He was born Nov. 7, 1908, at Isabella, the son of Nell and Dovie (Haskins) Reich. On Sept. 20, 1943, he married Marie Ward in Reno, Nev.
He was a member of the True Hope General Baptist Church at Theodosia, of the Masonic Bayou Lodge #365 AF & AM and Eastern Star, both of Bakersfield for 50 years. He was a farmer, a welder and before his retirement, had owned and operated F & M Sporting Goods.
Mr. Reich is survived by his wife, Marie of the home; two brothers, Quincy Reich of Theodosia and Dale Reich and wife Charlotte of Kirbyville; a sister, Donna Duggins and husband Cecil of Pottersville; two brothers-in-law, Roy Ward of Muskogee, Okla., and Gerald Sanders of West Plains; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Edna Ledbetter.
Pallbearers were Kevin Reich, Kirby Reich, Keith Reich, Gary Duggins, Vaughn Reich and Johnnie Duggins.
Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains, directors.  

James W. High
1914-2000  
Private services for James W. High, 85, of Mansfield were held Tuesday, Jan. 18 at Clinkingbeard Chapel in Ava. Burial was in the Sims Cemetery.
Mr. High died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000. He was born April 24, 1914, in Willhoit, the son of John Tim and May (McCullough) High.
He was a knife sharpener and a resident of Rocky Ridge Manor in Mansfield for the past four years. He lived most of his life in Ozark County.
Mr. High is survived by a brother, Palmer High of West Plains; a sister, Luella High of Keeper, Okla.; and a nephew, Lawrence and wife Lynn Lininger of Ava.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Earl High; and two sisters, Fontella Smith and Clara Hackler.
Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, directors.  

Winnie Lucille (Marrs) McConnell
1922-2000  
Funeral services are pending in Mexia, Texas, for Winnie McConnell, 77, of Caulfield. Burial will be in Mexia Cemetery.
Mrs. McConnell died at 1:34 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at her residence. She was born Nov. 13, 1922, in Waxahachie, Texas, the daughter of Charley James and Sarah Jane (Ashcroft) Marrs. On March 27, 1943, she was married to Arthur Claude McConnell in Dallas, Texas.
She had lived in Ozark County for the past four years and was a housewife.
Mrs. McConnell is survived by a daughter, Linda Fogle of Caulfield; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Charley James McConnell Jr. of Portland, Ore.; and two sisters, Ona Lee Bartlett and Mildred Henderson, both of Ferris, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, and Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home, Mexia, Texas, directors.  

James Etcyl Jones
1903-2000  
Funeral services for James Etcyl Jones, 96, of Ava were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12 at Clinkingbeard Chapel in Ava. Burial was in the Ava Cemetery.
Mr. Jones died at 1 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Heart of the Hills Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 29, 1903, in Toledo, the son of John Henry and Rosa (Duckworth) Jones. 
He grew up and lived his early years in Ozark County and was a farmer. He spent many years traveling west, working at different jobs and some years working in fruit orchards in Washington.
Mr. Jones is survived by two daughters, Loretta Smith of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Roxsane Hohstadt of Ocean Shores, Wash.; a son, James Leroy Jones of Mineral Wells, Texas; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins; and a special friend, Eula Mitchell of Ava.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Fern; his parents; two sisters, Dorothy Herendon and Beulah Hail-ey; a step-sister, Iva Stone; and two step-brothers, Tim and Irvin Jones.
Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, directors.  

Edna M. Tate
1908-2000  
Funeral services for Edna M. Tate, 91, of Mountain Home, Ark., were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Michael Shy officiating. Burial was in Baxter Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Tate died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in Gainesville. She was born Aug. 2, 1908, in Middletown, the daughter of Charles Daniel and Elizabeth Jane (Carpenter) Woodson. On March 31, 1926, she was married to Duward Tate in Vandalia.
She was an active member of the Eastside Baptist Church in Mountain Home for 26 years and was a member of the Women’s Missionary Union and a former Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, embroidery, gardening and spending time with family.
Mrs. Tate is survived by a daughter, Mae Douglass and husband Rev. Jerry Douglass of Tecumseh; a daughter-in-law of California; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Charles Richard Tate, a grandchild in infancy, her parents, three sisters and a brother.
Memorial contriubutions may be made to the Eastside Baptist Church.
Roller Funeral Home, Mountain Home, Ark., directors.


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