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Archive for January, 2012

Orris O. Shawcroft, 59, a resident of Bull Shoals passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center.

He was born December 22, 1952, in Alamosa, Colorado to the late George and Annie Louis Christianson Shawcroft. Orris served in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War. On October 22, 1983, Orris married Denise Renee Crawford in Bennett, Colorado. Orris attended the Glade Rock Chapel Church in Calico Rock. Orris loved to work but in his spare time he enjoyed riding motorcycles and target shooting.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law, Larry Keith Crawford and a sister-in-law, Debra Sue Crawford.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Denise Shawcroft of Bull Shoals; a daughter, Analise Faye Shawcroft; three sisters; a brother; his mother-in-law, Viola Crawford of Calico Rock and a grandson, Kaeden Shawcroft.

Arrangements are under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the Gaston’s Resort Conference Center in Lakeview with Mr. Donnie Speaks officiating. Visitation with refreshments will be immediately following the service.

James A. “Jim” Tausworthe, age 83, son of Clem and Florence (Drew) Tausworthe was born July 26, 1928 in Asherton, TX. He passed away to his heavenly home on January 27, 2012 with his loved ones by his side at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Gene Tausworthe, a granddaughter, Megan, and a sister Ann Bye.

Jim was raised in Texas, and graduated from Bastrop High School. He joined the United States Air Force in 1946 and served his country shortly after WWII until he was honorably discharged in 1953 as a Staff Sergeant. He graduated from the Spartan School of Aeronautics.

Jim was a commercial pilot and gave flight instructions. He was passionate about flying. He also worked for Sinclair Oil and Gas for many years.

Jim married Mildred “Millie” Eades on May 8, 1982. It was then they started their ministry of marriage teaching love and understanding with their family and everyone they came in contact with. They enjoyed almost 30 years of love and laughter. Life for Jim and Millie was always an adventure.

He is survived by his wife, Millie, of their home in Houston, MO, a son, David Tausworthe and wife Patricia of Hockley, TX and a daughter, Brenda Tausworthe of League City, TX, three grandchildren, Erin, Casey and Nathan and three great-grandchildren, Jayden, Haylie and Avery. Jim is also survived by two brothers, Robert and his wife Camilla and Bill and his wife Clarwana, a sister Judy Bowers, and many friends who will miss him greatly.

Jim was born with a servant’s heart which is apparent in his children’s eyes and hearts as they have grown into adults. He was always giving of himself. As a young man in the service, he would send most of his paycheck back home to his mother so she could take care of his younger brothers and sister affording her the opportunity to go back to school to become a teacher so that they all could have a better life.

He was a very talented, brilliant, interesting, and unique man, throughout his life. If he could no longer do something, he always found something that he could do. After being unable to fly, he learned how to fly remote control airplanes. Additionally he took art and writing lessons and painted portraits of his children as well as numerous aviation paintings. Jim also learned to write, and wrote well. He has fourteen published novels. Jim loved to dance, was always so easy-going, and had a great laugh. He never said a harsh word about anyone. He lived his life with inner strength. Leading by example and teaching his children, wife, and friends how wonderful life can be if you live it with Love. His life was an example of the scripture, I Corinthians 13:4: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not boast; it is not proud. It is not rude; it is not self-seeking. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

Although Jim is gone, we take peace in knowing he is now rejoicing with the one he loved so dear, our Savior Jesus Christ. His presence will be greatly missed, but he lives in our hearts forever.

William Stanley “Bill” Foster was born January 31, 1950 in Teresita, Missouri, the son of George Albert and Mary Lou (Provow) Foster. He departed this life on January 27, 2012 at his home in Teresita, Missouri at the age of 61 years.

Bill was united in marriage to Lacreta May Reeves on May 24, 1969 in Mountain View, Missouri. To this union three children were born, Lucretia, Stanley, and Diane.

Bill was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ernie and Minnie Foster and Stanley and Helen Provow; father, George Foster; a nephew, Ben McClellan; and a grandchild, Levi Foster.

Survivors include his wife, Lacreta, of the home; children, Lucretia Weng and husband, Joe, Fort Collins, CO, Stanley Foster and wife, Suwaba, Peace Valley, MO, and Diane Curtis and husband, Mike, Birch Tree, MO; his mother, Mary Lou Foster, Birch Tree; grandchildren, Cody and ShyAnne Weng, Cordale and Gabe Foster, and Harley and Tabitha Curtis; siblings, Alice Hoffman and husband, Larry, Republic, MO, David Foster and and wife, Ellen, Birch Tree, Mary Kaye Renshaw and husband, Frankie, of Birch Tree, Linda McClellan of Birch Tree, and Carol Dow and husband, Mike, Birch Tree.

Bill was a farmer and a logger. He had worked for Rick Roberts for 32 years.

Bill was saved at an early age. He was a member of Mountain View Christian Church.

Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He loved his grandchildren dearly. He loved his horses, hunting, and life. He had many friends and will be greatly missed.

The memory of his laugh will be cherished.

Jay Edward Marik was born April 3, 1936 in Mountain View, Missouri, the son of Edward J. and Willie Nadine (Goodman) Marik. He departed this life on January 25, 2012 at his home in Theodosia, Missouri at the age of 75 years.

Jay was united in marriage to Sheila Jean Gromer on February 29, 1984 in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jack; one sister-in-law, Donna Marik; one brother-in-law, Johnny Gromer; and one nephew, Chad Marik.

Survivors include his wife, Sheila, of the home; two sons, Sonny Bannister and wife, Barbara, of Imperial, MO and Johnny Bannister and wife, Tonya, of Ellington, MO; one brother, Thomas R. Marik of Hillsboro, MO; eight sisters-in-law, including Kathryn Marik; three brothers-in-law; three nieces, Dana Francis, Karen Cox, and Janet Huskey; one nephew, Richard Marik; and four grandchildren.

Jay loved painting landscapes, fishing, woodcarving, and making fishing lures. He greatly enjoyed his family.

Funeral services for Carl Jay Ingalsbe, 57, West Plains, Missouri, will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 28, 2012, at Faith Assembly of God Church, West Plains, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Ingalsbe died at 1:20 a.m., Saturday, January 21, 2012, at Hospice of The Valley – Coronado Home, Phoenix, Arizona. He was born October 12, 1954, at West Plains, Missouri, to James Peter and Eleaner Louise Gundy Ingalsbe. On August 15, 1975, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Christy Lynn Emerick. He was a business owner, most recently, operating Sears of West Plains. Carl loved the outdoors, especially hunting and being on his tractor. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and taking them to the pond in the golf cart to feed the catfish. He had a huge heart and was always willing to help others. Carl was a Christian and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and was a friend to many. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Christy Ingalsbe, of the family home; two children, Khara Moss, husband, Nathan, and Shaun Ingalsbe, wife, Jackie, both of West Plains, Missouri; three grandchildren, Ethan Moss, Haylee Ingalsbe and Brody Moss; his parents, Jim and Louise Ingalsbe, West Plains, Missouri; two brothers, Ray Ingalsbe, wife, Bonnie, West Plains, Missouri and Kelvin Ingalsbe, wife, Cindy, Ozark, Missouri; two sisters, Linda Kutter, husband, Kenneth, and Dianna Ingalsbe, both West Plains, Missouri; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jack and Emma Lou Emerick, West Plains, Missouri and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

His paternal grandparents, Harry and Ella Ingalsbe and maternal grandparents, Fred and Berneice Gundy, precede him in death.

Mr. Ingalsbe will lie in state from noon until 9:00 p.m., Friday, January 27, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Carl Ingalsbe Memorial Fund and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Barbara L. Blackley, 58, a resident of Mountain Home passed away Sunday, January 22, 2012, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center.

She was born February 3, 1953, in Santa Rosa, California to Louis Robert Blackley and Nancy Ellen Garloff. Barbara loved spending time with her family and helping others. In 2009 she relocated to Mountain Home from Crockett, Texas. Barbara was formerly employed at Hiram Shaddox Geriatric Center in Mountain Home. She was preceded in death by her mother; her husband, Glenn Grimes, a daughter, Jennifer Thorpe and a grandson, Robert Jackson.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, David and Clowie Gomez of Mountain Home and Robert Gomez of Marlin Texas; a daughter, Amanda Gomez of Atlanta, Texas; her significant other, Herman Haenisch of Mountain Home; her father, Cecil Sims of Mountain Home; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 26, 2012, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Ludwig officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Graveside services for Ruby Lorene Dobias, 82, West Plains, Missouri, will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 28, 2012, at Ball Cemetery, Dora, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dobias died at 11:18 a.m., Monday, January 23, 2012, at Brooke Haven Health Care, West Plains, Missouri. She was born June 28, 1929, at Dora, Missouri, to Joe and Helen Kirkland Howard. Mrs. Dobias had been a telephone operator and a real estate agent in San Francisco, California, before her retirement.

She is survived by one brother, Charles Howard, wife, Shirley, Mountain Home, Arkansas; one sister, Irene Frazier, husband, LeRoy, Mountain View, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Jessie Howard and Vineta Howard, both of Dora, Missouri; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Her parents, two brothers, Jim and Joe Howard and two sisters, Mary Gilly and Hazel Cobb and one infant sister, precede her in death.

Memorials may be made to Ball Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Larry U. Hargrove, 67, a resident of Mountain Home passed away Monday, January 23, 2012, at his home.

He was born March 13, 1944, in Judsonia, Arkansas to Uzell Boyd and Ethel Page Hargrove. Larry had many careers during his working years. He spent over 30 years at Sears in Indio, California where he held several positions including service technician, service manager and store manager. On March 31, 1989, in Desert Hot Springs, California Larry married Zenaida Faderugao. Larry and Zenaida moved to Mountain Home in 2006 from Indio, California. He had many hobbies and interests including, traveling, gardening, motorcycle and being the neighborhood computer guru. Larry is preceded in death by his father; a son, Larry Hargrove; a brother, Jerry Hargrove and a sister, Jane Alvarez.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Zenaida Hargrove of Mountain Home; a son, Jimmy Hargrove of Thousand Palms, California; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Joan and Robert Bauer of Garrison, North Dakota and Joyce and David Foreman of Searcy; a sister-in-law, Patricia Hargrove of Indian Wells, California; a brother-in-law, Tino Alvarez of Indio, California as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel with Father Jim McDonald officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Ozarks.

If you are reading this, you know I have gone on to greener pastures. My friend and I, lost the game of life on January 22, 2012.

Preceding me were Grandpa Jess and Grandma Ellen Hightower and Papa (T.L.) and Gami (Billie) Davis.

I leave behind two beautiful daughters, Ashlynn, 17, and Amber 14; Dad, Gary; Mom, Thalia; my only brother, Stacy and wife Sharon; niece Staci; nephew, Jason; and a host of friends.

I accomplished many tasks and enjoyed doing so. Do not fret for me for I am with my Lord, Jesus Christ.

I was a welder by trade and enjoyed seeing people admire my work. Fabricating a piece of steel was a challenge that I could never turn down.

I’ll miss a lot of people. Nacho, Dad’s gone but you’ll always be my #1 dog.

Bye for now.

A celebration of life for C. Bernice (Berny) Norton will be held at the Open Door Worship Center (next to Penneys) on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 10 AM.

Berny joined her husband Tom at 7:10 PM Thursday, January 19 at her home, Pleasant Valley Manor, She was born November 9, 1916 in Belvidere, Illinois and married Thomas L. Norton on December 20, 1939. Tom preceded Berny in death February of 1998.

Berny is survived by her son Tom and his wife Judy, son Ray and wife Connie, son Michael and daughter Lynne Anderson-Leuallen and husband Robert. Grandchildren are Tom Norton, Jr., wife Angela and their five children Thomas, Andy, Michael, Aaron, and Matthew. Debbie Owens and husband Brett and Children Seth, Nathan and Kelsie. Beckie Workman, husband Duane and children Ryan, Dylan, Emma, Nick and Levi. Ruth Lierz, husband Joe and children Michael and Daniel. Travis Anderson, Tria Eschelbrenner and children Qadira and Naiah.

Burial will be in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery with her husband Tom.

In lieu of flowers, Berny asked for donations to West Plains Christian Clinic, in care of Tom Norton, 2512 Jennifer Dr., West Plains.