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Archive for June, 2013

Mr. Harold William Gartner, age 88, of Licking, MO passed away June 20, 2013 at Licking Residential Care, Licking.

Survived by daughters: Diane Urton of Licking and Joanne Gartner of New Jersey and a son, William Gartner of PA

Visitation will be Monday, June 24, 2013, 1:00 P.M.-2:00 PA.M. at Fox Funeral Home, service will be Monday, June 24, 2013, 2:00 P.M. at Fox Chapel

Interment will be in Christ Church Cemetery, South Amboy, NJ

All arrangements under direction of Fox Funeral Home, Licking, MO

Anna Loree (Tilson) Morris, 81, West Plains, Missouri, died 4:45 p.m., Friday, June 21, 2013 at the Ozarks Medical Center.

Funeral services for Anna Loree (Tilson) Morris will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in the Rose Chapel of the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home with interment in the Union Grove Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

The family will receive their friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 24th at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Grove Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home

Billie Ira Bilderback Jr., age 67, son of Billie Ira Bilderback, Sr. and Betty Jo Edwards, was born at Poplar Bluff, MO on January 29, 1946. He died June 21, 2013 of cancer.

His family moved to Houston when he was a child and he attended Houston Schools. After graduation in 1964, he worked with his father as a carpenter in St. Louis, MO. Billie married Roxanna Williamson on November 11, 1966, with the exception of two years in the army he lived and worked as a carpenter and beef farmer in the Texas county area for 47 years.

Billie took a lot of pride in his carpentry and loved raising cattle. He especially enjoyed being a father and grandfather and will forever be one of the most steadfast men they will know.

He is preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Michael Ira.

He is survived by his wife Roxanna of their home in Houston, MO, four daughters; Shannon Nunnery of Houston, MO, Jana Loge and husband Jamie of Ava, MO, Amy Russell and husband Jason of Forsyth, MO and Andrea Bilderback of Fort Collins, CO, eight grandchildren, William Forest and Johanna Prairie Nunnery, Bethany, Ben and Bailey Loge, Ellie, Evan and Owen Russell, his two brothers; Marvin Bilderback and wife Brenda and Ronald Bilderback, one sister, Donna Tibbets and husband Lloyd, his mother-in-law, Jessie Williamson, his step-mother, Wilma Mielke, and many other caring extended family members and good friends.

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Arrangements are private for Cornelius “Corky” Andrew Drinkwaard, 97, of Mountain Home.

Mr. Drinkwaard passed away June 16th in Mountain Home. Mr. Drinkwaard has no local survivors.

Arrangements are by Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Kimberly A. Golden-Wolfe, 38, of Houston, Missouri, passed away June 18, 2013 at home.

Kim was born in Vallejo, California to William Golden and Diana Wright on October 10, 1974. She thoroughly enjoyed her beloved RAIDERS football team, a variety of music, watching movies, and spending time with all of her family and friends.

Kim is preceded in death by her husband, David Wolfe; mother, Diana Morgan; grandparents, Robert and Martha Golden, and grandfather, Loren Wright.

Kim is survived by her daughter Danielle Mitchell; son Joshua Golden-Wolfe; father, Bill (Clarice) Golden of Fairfield, California; in-laws, Bill (Judi) Watts of Houston; stepsons David (Becky) Wolfe, Ryan (Chasta) Wolfe and Chris (Lynn) Peck, Erin Lancaster all of Houston; sister, Gayle (Lucki) O’brian, of West Plains; brothers, Scott (Jaime) Egan; Stacey (Peggy) Seamans; Chris (Linda) Seamans, all of Fairfield, California; brother-in-law, Michael Watts of Placerville, California; grandmother, Shirley Wright of Oregon; very special friend Brandon Bloom of Houston; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kimberly A. Golden-Wolfe Memorial Fund, Landmark Bank, 1438 S. Sam Houston Blvd, Houston, Missouri 65483 in the names of her son and daughter.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the emergency personnel and staff from Texas County Memorial Hospital for their efforts.

Memorial services were held Monday June 24, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Evans Funeral Chapel with Dr. Terry Snelling officiating. Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Graveside services for Kelly Sue Campbell, 46, Pomona, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Kelly died at 1:45 a.m., Friday, June 21, 2013, at West Vue Nursing Center.

She was born July 10, 1966, at West Plains, Missouri, to Hollis and Sue Brotherton Fox. Kelly was a member of the American Cancer Society; she loved angels and Indians and was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her parents, Hollis and Sue Fox, Pomona, Missouri; one sister, Missy Bates, husband, Mike, Caledonia, Missouri; her nieces and nephew, Dawn Fox, Layne Bates and Marie Bates; one great-niece, Nichole; one uncle, Tom Brotherton, Pomona, Missouri; and one aunt, Judy Mouldern, husband, Bruce, Hanover, Illinois.

Her grandparents precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 24, 2013 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Graveside services for Otis Collins, 78, West Plains, Missouri, were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Siloam Springs Cemetery with Brother Kirk Collins officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

He was born the son of the late Bert Collins and Dovie Collins Collins, on February 10, 1935 in Howell County, Missouri and died June 21, 2013 in West Plains, Missouri.

He was united in marriage July 9, 1955 in West Plains, Missouri to Roberta Stubbs.

He is survived by his wife, Roberta Stubbs Collins, of the home, West Plains, Missouri; four daughters, Debroha and husband, Lawrence, West Plains, Cindy Collins and husband, Steven, Willow Springs, Melissa Collins, Lanton, and Michelle and husband, Ranol, West Plains; three sons, Donald Collins, Stanley Collins, and Shawn Collins, all of West Plains; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; four sisters, Maxine Madden, Willow Springs, Ruby Turnbull, Vanzant, and Marie Crisp, Gaiinesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters; three sons; one granddaughter; one grandson; one great grandson; two sons-in-law; four brothers, and one sister.

Burial was in Siloam Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Funeral services for Conoy Jackson Gibbs, 95, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 24, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gibbs died at 3:43 a.m., Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

She was born October 24, 1917, at Rector, Arkansas, to Robert and Minnie Robertson Jackson.

She is survived by two sons, Al Gibbs, wife, Debbie, West Plains, Missouri and Joshua Gibbs, Rolla, Missouri; one daughter, Glenda Ludwig, Rolla, Missouri; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Guinda Mills, Ballwin City, Missouri.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., Monday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Rector, Arkansas. Online condolences may be expressed at

Judith Ann Faust was born in Racine, Wisconsin on February 2, 1943 to James and June Schlevensky. Judy died peacefully Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Hospice House, Mountain Home, Arkansas following a 23 year battle with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC), a rare autoimmune disease affecting women. In the early 1970’s, Judy helped establish a Montessori school in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Later in the same decade Judy, along with her husband Wayne, were co-owners of Faust Sign Advertising in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. In the early 1980’s Judy and her husband Wayne moved to the City of Crookston, Minnesota where she was the second woman to be elected City Alderman. In the mid 1980’s she and Wayne returned to Wisconsin. Judy worked for the Henry Uihlein Office as Secretary/Treasurer. She also joined the Milwaukee Chapter of Business and Professional Women and served as an officer. After being diagnosed with PBC in 1990, Judy joined “PBCers”, an education, help, and support group dedicated to women living with PBC and other liver autoimmune diseases. Here she again held officer positions. In 1998 Judy retired from the Henry Uihlein Office. She moved to Mountain Home with Wayne in 2002 after his retirement from the University of Wisconsin. Judy served her church, First Presbyterian Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas as an Elder, Treasurer, and most recently as Clerk of Session. Judy had a passion for sewing, needle work, and quilting.

She was a member of the Hill & Hollow Quilters and other informal quilting groups. She also was a member of the Twin Lakes Welcome Club.

Judy is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Wayne; son, Scott (Jackie), granddaughters, Gabrielle and Jessica, and grandson, Caleb; her mother, June Schlevensky; her brother, John (Marilyn) Schlevensky, and nephews, James, David, and Eric, and niece, Diane along with many grandnieces and grandnephews.

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

Please give all expressions of Christian love for Judy to the First Presbyterian Church of Mountain Home, 1106 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be sent to: PBCers Organization, 1430 Garden Rd., Pearland, TX 77581 who will process donations (tax deductable) to M. Eric Gershwin, MD, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of California at Davis, California.

Funeral services for Shirley May Earls, 71, Mountain View, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Junction Hill Pentecostal Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Earls died at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Mercy St. Francis Hospital.

She was born April 5, 1942, at West Plains, Missouri, to Estel VonAllmen and Ruby May Montgomery VonAllmen Earls. On July 11, 1959, she was married at Trenton, Georgia, to Gerald “Jerry” Dwain Earls, who preceded her in death on July 16, 2008. Before her retirement, Mrs. Earls worked at Invensys. She enjoyed her years spent as a dairy farmer, loved her family, cooking for get-togethers and was known by many as “Meemee”. Mrs. Earls was of the Pentecostal faith and attended Hilltop Holiness Church, Willow Springs, Missouri.

She is survived by five children, Sheryl Webb, husband, Donald, Mountain View, Missouri, Gerald “Randy” Earls, wife, Karen, Fouke, Arkansas, Leland Earls, wife, Angela, Pomona, Missouri, Floyd Earls, wife, Laurie, Mountain View, Missouri and Jessie “Leowen” Earls, wife, Mary Ann, Willow Springs, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dennis VonAllmen, wife, Joyce, West Plains, Missouri and Doyle VonAllmen, wife, Nita, Springfield; one sister, Bonnie Matlock, husband, James, Western Grove, Arkansas; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, one brother, Jerry VonAllmen, his wife, Sandy and one infant brother, Billy Ray VonAllmen, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Elk Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Elk Creek Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at