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Archive for August, 2013

Funeral services for Raymond “Mose” House, 89, Willow Springs, Missouri will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains, Missouri.

Mr. House passed away Saturday evening, August 17, 2013.

He was born May 8, 1924 at Elijah, Missouri, to Walter E. and Fannie Mae (Howerton) House. He was joined in marriage to Joyce Nadine Pleasant at Mtn. Home, Arkansas, August 20, 1949. The majority of their married life was spent in Willow Springs, Missouri, where they enjoyed raising their two sons, Reggie and Mark. Mose worked hard all of his life in numerous capacities including logging, crop harvesting in Kansas and California, fishing guide, and retired after almost 30 years as a Driver Examiner with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He loved people and never met a stranger, especially those who enjoyed a good hunting tale involving a big gobbler or buck. He had a special passion for his family and grandchildren, his horses and cattle, hunting, gardening, and the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a member of the Curry Street Church of Christ in West Plains.

He is survived by his wife Nadine of the family home; two sons, Reggie, wife, Danette, West Plains, Missouri and Mark, wife, Marian, Nixa, Missouri; three grandchildren, Suzanna Kimes, husband, Chris, West Plains, Missouri, Cameron and Brady House, Nixa, Missouri; one sister, Imogene Bowen, husband, Bill, Springfield, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Arley, Joe, Bryce, and Gerald and three sisters, Geneva Saucerman, Leona “Peach” Walker, and Bonnie Wright.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery in Pomona, Missouri. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made Fair Haven Children’s Home and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Lois Storm, 84, died Monday, August 12, 2013 at the Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston.

She was born May 15, 1929, in Oklahoma City, OK to Duke and Dollie (Smith) Breeden.

On July 26, 1946, she was united in marriage to Lloyd Storm. To this union, three sons were born, Don, Dale and Darrell.

After an extended residence in Colorado, the couple moved to Licking where they started Storm Lumber and Pallet. After retirement they managed the Skyline Motel in Springfield. Then they owned and managed The Country Store in Licking.

During her lifetime, Lois was also employed at the Laundromat in Fort Leonard Wood, worked at the Rawlings Factory and performed duties as a dietary aide at the Licking Park Manor, and managed the Tarry Inn Motel in Licking, MO.

Lois was a member of the Licking Christian Church, pastored by Rick Mosher. She gave her life to the Lord many years ago and lived her life accordingly. Her favorite past times include spending time with her grandchildren, watching St. Louis Cardinals’ baseball and listening to bluegrass music. She also enjoyed gardening, attending fish fries and visiting casinos to play slot machines with friends and family any time she could.

Her influence and love was felt by many and treasured by those closest to her.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; four brothers, Bill, Pete, Duke and Woodrow Breeden; and one sister, Vida Keeney.

Survivors include her sons, Don Storm and wife Chris, Dale Storm and wife Sue, Darrell Wayne Storm and wife, Susie, all of Licking; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She will be truly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Funeral services for Lois Nadine Storm of Licking were 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at the Evans Funeral Home in Houston, with burial in the Licking Cemetery. Pastor Rick Mosher officiated. Pallbearers were Willie Storm, Terry Storm, Josh Storm, Nathaniel Storm, Justin Storm and Austin Gayman

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Licking Christian Church.

Online condolences may be made at

Pat Garvis, 88, of Mountain Home passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at Pine Lane Healthcare.

She was born June 24, 1925, in Orchard, Colorado to the late Horace and Clara (Stoll) Campbell. Pat was actively serving with the Jehovah’s Witness at Kingdom Hall. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 60 years, Joe Garvis.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Kingdom Hall with Emil Jacobsen officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to The Kingdom Hall, 687 Green Valley Dr, Mountain Home, AR 72653.

The online obituary and guestbook are available at

Debra Ann Rasmussen, 61, of Mountain Home passed away Friday, August 16, 2013 at the Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House.

She was born June 29, 1952 in Michigan. Debra is survived by her husband Gary Rasmussen.

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

The online obituary and guest book are available at

Dale Lee Greene, 62 of Hardy, Arkansas died on Thursday, at home. Born Sunday,

Survived by his son, David Greene of Cape Girardeau, MO, Mother Joella Chapps Greene, brothers, David Greene of Williford, AR and Ronnald Greene of Hardy, AR, sisters, Sara Young of Hardy, AR, Rebecca Ladd of Williford, AR and Inez Heart of Elizabeth, AR. Granddaughter Samantha Greene and Great Grand daughter Zoe Greene.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday at Heath Funeral Home with the Bro. Jackie Pickett officiating. Interment will be in Baker Cemetery, Ozark Acres, AR. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at Heath Funeral Home, , Highland, Arkansas.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

William J. Clark, 91, of Norfork passed away Thursday, August 8, 2013 at his residence.

William was born in Sydney, Montana on March 6, 1922. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his step-son Rodney Schmitt of Norkork.

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

The online obituary and guest book are available at


Graveside services for William Leslie “Bill” Roark, 49, Pottersville, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 19, 2013, at Stuart Union Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Roark died at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at his home.

He was born April 12, 1964, at West Plains, Missouri, to William D. “Dub” Roark and Mary Leslie VanWort Roark. On October 2, 1982, he was married at Gainesville, Missouri, to Susan Faye Lane, who preceded him in death on August 5, 2006. He had worked at Armstrong Wood Flooring since 1995. He was a Teamster and enjoyed riding his motorcycle and playing guitar. His grandchildren were his world; he loved spending time with them, especially taking them hunting and fishing.

He is survived by two children, Christina Roark, fiance’ Jason, Pottersville, Missouri and Amanda Roark, Caulfield, Missouri; five grandchildren, Madison, Bodie, William, Wyatt and Gabe; his parents, Dub and Mary Roark, West Plains, Missouri; three sisters, Mary Louise Carlock, Laura Ruth Brazeal, husband, Dwayne and Garnette Lee Roark; mother-in-law, Shirley Sisney; father-in-law, Dale Lane; many nieces, nephews and friends.

His wife, grandson, Clayton Cole Cobb and grandparents, A. D. “Sandy” and Ruth Roark and Sam and Laura VanWort, precede him in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Meyer Morris “Mike” Shemaria, 81, of Mountain View, Missouri departed this life on August 11, 2013 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 P.M., Thursday, August 22, at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View.

He was born June 6, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, the son of Isaac and Florence Shemaria.

Mike was united in marriage to Dorotha Morris on March 10, 1979 in San Diego, California.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Dorotha of the home; one son, Michael B. Shemaria and wife, Mary, Weantchee, WA; one daughter, Katherine M. Diggman, State of Ohio; two stepsons, Joe Ledbetter and wife, Vicki, Mountain View and Harryl Ledbetter and wife, Angela, Lampasas, TX; one brother, Abraham Shemaria, Casper Valley, CA; two sisters, Matilda Holder, Riverside, CA and Sarah Jason, San Leandro, CA; seven grandchildren, Hannah Shemaria, Alyssa Shemaria, Jamie Usher, Charlina Moore, Kelli Reidstrom, Corey Ledbetter, and William Ledbetter; two nieces, Margaret Uthoff, State of Nevada and Gaylyn Holder, State of California; and two nephews, Jack Jason and Samuel Jason, both of California.

Mike was a member of First Baptist Church in Mountain View. He was also a Master Mason and a member of the San Diego, CA Lodge.

Mike enjoyed traveling and he and Dorotha had traveled across the United States and to many other countries. He also loved to cook.

Mike was a kind man, who never met a stranger. He loved the Lord. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Catherine “Kitty” Gould, 65, of Houston, Missouri departed this life on August 10, 2013 at her home.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View.

She was born November 1, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Wilford and Patricia (Parker) Brown.

Kitty grew up near Blue Springs on the Jacks Fork River. She attended schools in and near Mountain View, then graduated from high school in Aurora, California.

Kitty was united in marriage to Bill Gould on December 27, 1967 in Mountain View. Three sons were born to this union; Kevin, Keith, and Kendall.

Survivors include her three sons, Kevin Gould, Mountain View, Keith Gould and wife, Patty, Olathe, KS, and Kendall Gould, Odessa, MO; one grandson, Tristan John Gould; two brothers, Gerry Brown, Mountain View and Joe Brown; four sisters, Emily Brown, Orange Park, FL, Ruth Smith, Mountain View, Gina Ryterski, Eldon, MO, and Penny Brown, Orange Park, FL; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Beth.

Kitty loved swimming in the Jacks Fork River. She also enjoyed socializing with her family.

Johnnie Myron Aiken, 71, of Birch Tree, Missouri departed this life on August 14, 2013 at Mercy St. Francis Hospital, Mountain View, Missouri. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM, Friday, August 16, at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 17, at Yarber Mortuary, with interment at Montier Cemetery.

He was born January 2, 1942 in Montier, Missouri, the son of Johnnie Elmer and Virla Tina (Elkins) Aiken.

Myron graduated from Birch Tree High School in 1959. He was united in marriage to Glenda Doris Martin on July 3, 1963 in Montier, Missouri. To this union, one son was born; Tommy Ray.

Myron served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Campaign. Even while in Vietnam, Myron’s heart was in service to the Lord. During his spare time, he worked with a chaplain at an orphanage and often asked Glenda to mail him things that he could give to the children. He also made many lifelong friends during this time.

Myron was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda, of the home; son, Tom and wife, Donna, of Mountain View; two sisters, Alimae Persons and husband, Richard, of Oswego, IL and Jeanette Counts and husband, Johnny, of Montier; three grandchildren, Kayla Aiken of Springfield, MO, Shelby Aiken-McGalliard of Montier, MO, and Lindsay Aiken of Mountain View; and one great grandson, Jalen Aiken-McGalliard.

Myron was a hard worker and always kept busy. When he wasn’t working on his farm or cutting wood, he could be found serving as minister or driving a school bus. He also enjoyed traveling and sight-seeing.

He will be greatly missed by family and friends.