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Archive for September, 2012

Funeral services for Alfa Oneal Fox, 81, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2012, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Fox died at 4:25 a.m., Friday, September 28, 2012, at Ozarks Medical Center.

She was born December 29, 1930, at Siloam Springs, Missouri, to Joe Burdine Johnson and Rosey C. Collins Johnson. On April 1, 1950, she was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Melvin Fox. Mrs. Fox was a homemaker and had worked at Howell Valley School cafeteria, West Plains Welcome Center and the Missouri Career Center. She was a member of Richards PTO and New Liberty Quilt Club. She loved Bible School and enjoyed traveling, sewing and housekeeping; she was known for her hospitality when anyone stopped by to visit. Mrs. Fox was of the Baptist faith and had been a member of New Liberty Baptist Church since 1957.

She is survived by her husband, Melvin Fox, of the family home; five children, Donna Newberry, husband, Noble, West Plains, Missouri, Kelvin Fox, wife, Sharon, Dora, Missouri, Denzil Fox, wife, Vicky, Vanzant, Missouri, Lesa Hall, fiancé, Scott Park, West Plains, Missouri and Kim Burtchett, husband, Derrick, Pomona, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren, Brad, Mike, Craig, Stacey, Shelley, Charity, Candace, Chelsea, Dylan, Shaina, Shelbi, Shanda, John, Michael and Melissa; twelve great-grandchildren, Brett, Jacob, Kaylynn, Alyssa, Maddie, Lexie, Brylon, Braxton, Parker, Keegon, Chloe and Cheylea; two special cousins, Nona Oaks and Marie Hudgeons; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, two brothers, Norman and Lonzo Johnson, three sisters, Evelyn Fox, Delores Short and Loverne Harris, precede her in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 1, 2012 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to New Liberty Cemetery or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at

William “Bill” Hendrix, 73, a resident of Mountain Home passed away Friday, September 28, 2012, in Mountain Home.

He was born July 14, 1939, in Lilbourne, Missouri and was the son of Russell and Rose Barks Hendrix. Bill was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He worked for American Airlines where he retired after 33 years of service. He relocated to Mountain Home from St. Louis, Missouri in 2003. Bill married Fern Louise Register on May 6, 2010, in Mountain Home. He worked for James Payne driving for Mountain Home Taxi and shuttling railroad employees. Bill loved softball, basketball and fishing. He caught his trophy fish, a 51 pound catfish in January 2012. He also played pool at the Van Matre Senior Center in Mountain Home. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

Survivors include his wife, Fern Hendrix of Mountain Home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie and Russell Elias of Suffolk, Virginia, Debbie Faulkner of Suffolk, Virginia and Carla and Mark Witt of Madison, Alabama; five grandchildren, Michael Elias (Erica), Shaila Faulkner, Hannah Witt, Kamryn Witt and Zachary Witt; one great grandson, Ronin Elias; an aunt, Maggie Howell of Dexter, Missouri and numerous cousins and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Strobel officiating. Interment will be private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Van Matre Senior Center, 1104 Spring Street, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653 or Hopsice of the Ozarks Hospice House, 701 Burnett Drive, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

All family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life for Louise “Honey” Stark, 82, Bakersfield, Missouri, to be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 6, 2012, at her home in Bakersfield, Missouri.

Mrs. Stark went to meet her Lord at 7:09 p.m., Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at her home.

She was born October 2, 1929, in Poinsette County, Arkansas, to Cecil and Malinda Brinkley White. On December 22, 1948, she was married at Craighead County, Arkansas, to her husband of forty-eight years, William H. Stark, who preceded her in death on May 10, 1986. Mrs. Stark was a beloved friend, mother and grandmother and before her retirement, she was a kindergarten teacher and was a member of the Missouri State Teacher’s Association. She was a gardener and was a master quilter having been a member of two Quilters Associations in Bakersfield. Mrs. Stark held a Bachelor’s degree having attended Crowder College, Arkansas State University, SMSU and Missouri Southern College. She served as chairman and was instrumental in the founding in this area of the Military Widowed Wives Group. Mrs. Stark was a lifelong Baptist and a member of the Bakersfield First Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher.

She is survived by two children, Diane Scherff, husband, Ronnie and William H. Stark, wife, Barbara, all of Caulfield, Missouri; six grandchildren, Mike Scherff, wife, Andrea, their son, Lane, West Plains, Missouri, Amy Ross, husband, John, their children, Kaitlin and Dalton, Caulfield, Missouri, Casey Musser, her children, Sarah and Aaron, Springfield, Missouri, Rusty Stark, wife, Kelly, their son Gavin, Springfield, Missouri, Jessica Collins, husband, John, their children, Rorie, Chase and Isaac, Caulfield, Missouri and Joanna Myers, husband, Keith, their daughter, Evy, West Plains, Missouri; two brothers, James Edward White, wife, Kathy, Harrisburg, Arkansas and Garland White, Bay, Arkansas; two sisters, Jo Ann White, husband, Rick, Bono, Arkansas and Martha Jane Bell, of the State of Nebraska; special daughter-in-law, Susan Stark, Mt. Vernon, Missouri; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her parents, husband and one grandson, precede her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bakersfield First Baptist Church, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at

Teresa Lynn (Terry) O’Neil Phillips went to meet her Heavenly Father September 26, 2012 in Houston, MO. She was born April 22, 1956 in Camp Barstow, CA, daughter of Bill and Glenda (Winslow) O’Neil.

She accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior in 1972. She enjoyed visiting all churches and singing praises to the Lord.

She married Jim Feringa in April 1975. From this union was born a son, Jamie Ray.

She married Roy Phillips in June 1989.

She enjoyed swimming, singing, camping on the river, living on the river, collecting rocks and driftwood, playing/loving her dog, Chubby, meeting new people and talking to old friends. Terry never met a stranger and made lifelong friendships. She loved spending time with family and especially her grandchildren. Her passion was spreading the Word of God.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roy, her father and all her grandparents.

Survivors include her son Jamie Feringa, granddaughters’ mothers Brandi Masters and Tara Carter-Cook, grandchildren Dalrayne, Daiza Kaeda, Miley and Kale; mother Glenda O’Neil; sisters, Lorraine and Gerald Romine of Branson, MO and Vicki Wade of Houston, MO; brothers Glenn and Jenny O’Neil of Scott City, KS and Billy and Debbie O’Neil of Licking, MO with a host of nephews and nieces.

She will be loved by all and will be greatly missed.

The family will be hosting a memorial service Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 2:00PM at First Christian Church of Houston, MO. The body has been cremated. The family respectfully requests contributions be made to the Terry Phillips Memorial Fund c/o Evans Funeral Home. To send online condolences please visit

Cremation under the director of Evans Funeral Home.

Evelyn Godfrey, age 83, daughter of Cecil and Delphia (Poole) Garrett was born July 25th, 1929 at Butterfield, Missouri. She died September 26th, 2012 in Houston, Missouri. Evelyn attended High School in Woodland, Washington.

Evelyn was married to Lyle Godfrey in Woodland, Washington September 27th, 1947. They were married for 56 years. To this union 5 children were born, one son and four daughters.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, her husband and her older brother, Clarence Garrett.

She is survived by her five children: Bruce Godfrey of Manhattan, KS, Shirley Edelman of Beloit, KS, Ruth Lee of Castro Valley, CA, Alice Boyd of Houston, MO and Sarah Young of Oakland, CA, 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Leonard Garrett of Forrest Grove, OR, and Earl Garrett of Woodland, WA; one sister Norma Brunson of Woodland, WA.

In July 1950 she was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and for over 62 years helped many people including their 5 children to come to know her God, Jehovah.

Lyle and Evelyn Godfrey moved to the Ozarks in 1977. She loved homemaking, sewing, music and singing. She sang at many weddings through the years. They enjoyed many happy times together, raising their family, enjoying their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Evelyn will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

The family will be hosting a memorial service Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:00PM at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness’es of Licking, MO. The body has been cremated. To send online condolences please visit

Cremation under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Dorothy Agnes Waggoner, 86, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 29, 2012, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains with Brother Bill Bales officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 28, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains,

Burial will be in Bailey Cemetery, Oregon County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Mrs. Wanda L. Marsh, age 80, passed away September 24, 2012 in Elkhart, Indiana.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald Marsh, and children, Terry Marsh and Melody Overmyer.

Visitation will be held Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 12:00-2:00 P.M. at the Fox Chapel.

Service for Mrs. Wanda Marsh will be held Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at the Fox Chapel.

Interment will be in Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens in Rolla, Missouri.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana, 922 E. Colfax Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617 or The Center for Hospice Care, 112 S. Center St., Plymouth, IN 46563.

Evelyn Virginia Vartan, 76, a resident of Bull Shoals, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at the Gassville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gassville.

Evelyn was born December 28, 1935, to Miles and Virginia Terrell Bohne in Salt Lake City, Utah. On February 15, 1952, Evelyn married Ernest Vartan in Torrence, California. They moved from Norwalk, California in 1996 to Bull Shoals, where she was a member of the Bull Shoals Book Club. She was a loving mother who enjoyed bowling, boating and water skiing. She never learned to swim, but her love of water skiing helped her overcome her fear of water. Evelyn was a member of the Retail Clerks Union and the Good Sams RV Club. She had a special love for her dogs, three of which she had named Nikki.

Evelyn is survived by two sons, Gerald (Candy) Vartan of Mountain Home and Dan (Cindy) Vartan of Alta Loma, California; two daughters, Janet (Marty) Piontkowski of Huntington Beach, California and Debbie (Rick) Wright of Athol, Idaho; one brother, Roger (Margie) of Aliso Viejo, California; one sister, Tammy Gillingham of Apple Valley, California; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest and a son, Bill Vartan.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel with Jay Altazan officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Freida Jane Bever, age 88, daughter of Luther and Grace (Wilson) Hutsell was born February 16, 1924 in Astoria, MO. She passed away September 22, 2012 at her home in Bucyrus, MO.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph, who passed away in May 2012, her parents, and brother, William (Bill) David Hutsell.

Freida married Joseph Bever on May 20, 1944 in Morganfield, KY. She attended grade school at Plum Valley and graduated from Houston High School, Houston, MO. Throughout her life, she worked at Fort Leonard Wood, International Shoe, Lee Company, and Brown Shoe.

Freida is survived by a son, Ronald Bever and wife Doris of Saint Charles, MO, two daughters, Rita Blair and husband Jerry of O’Fallon, MO, and Mary Ann McCallister of Bucyrus, MO, three grandchildren, Melissa Blair, Jerry Blair Jr. and Christi Gabel, three great-grandchildren, Joey Heppermann, Kelly Gabel and Grace Gabel, two great-great-grandchildren, Adam and Alyssa Heppermann, and one brother, Robert Hutsell of Paris, TX.

She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, gardening, crocheting, and her Bunco Club. Freida will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Graveside Services for Anne Terese Colley will be Saturday September 29, 2012, 3:00 p.m. at Rader Cemetery under the direction of Yarber Mortuary.

Colley was born March 14, 1916 in Chicago, IL to William John and Ruth (Artman) McNamara. She passed away gracefully at her home in Eminence on Saturday, September 22, 2012 surrounded by loved ones.

Anne was preceded in death by husband, John Clarence Colley and her four brothers. She was also reunited with daughter, Jeanie Tucker, granddaughter, Teresa Adams, and grandson, Tyrel Phillips.

Anne is survived by her two sisters: Margaret Beckstrom (and husband, Howard) of Hazelcrest, IL, and Ruth Mulrow of Tuscon, AZ. Also, children: Joan Dix (and husband, David) of Eminence, Judy Younger (and husband, Elvie) of Eminence, Joyce Colley of Felton, DE, Junior Tucker (husband of Jeanie, dec.) of Eldon, MO. And grandchildren: Davaleen Glorfeld (m. Marty), Bryan Dix, Judene Blackburn (m. Matt), Deena Phillips (m. Allen), Gingee Adams nèe Younger (David Smith), Marti Rose (m. Rodney), John Tucker (m. Susan), J.R. Tucker (m. Michelle), Myrna Hill (m. Mark). She was also blessed with 26 great and great-great grandchildren and many beloved nephews and nieces.

Her passions included reading, writing, and word games. She was amazing at Jeopardy and spent many happy hours playing (winning) games with family. She enjoyed participating in many community organizations over the years such as VFW Auxiliary, Friends of the Library and Eminence Area Arts Council. One of her life philosophies was: “Despise not the brother that stands beside thee: ye know not whether God sees more good in he, than thee.” She has left a legacy of generosity, hospitality, and concern for leaving the world a better place inside the hearts of friends and family.

Graveside Service arrangements are being directed by Yarber Mortuary. They will be held Saturday, September 29 at 3:00 p.m. at the Rader Cemetery in Delaware on E Highway. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wesley McIntire Walk for Cancer at the Eminence Security Bank of the Ozarks. Our loss is heaven’s gain.