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Archive for March, 2014

David Cleatus King, 45 of Violet Hill, Arkansas died on Thursday, March 27, 2014 in Calico Rock, AR.

A celebration of life will be held 3:00pm Sunday at Christian Tabernacle Church in Worth. Interment will be in Eaglesrest Cemetery, Wirth, AR.With Bro’s Jason Jackson and Earl Barnes officiating.Online condolences may be made to the family at

Born Wednesday, February 26, 1969 in Kansas City, Kansas, he was the son of Cleatus King and Diane Huffman King. He was the husband of Angelia Jones King, sons, Johnny Jones of Oxford, AR and Luke King of Violet Hill, AR, daughter, Elisabeth King of Violet Hill, AR, brother, Nathan King of Hardy, AR.

Graveside services for Kaiden James Collins, infant son of Cody Steven Collins and Cheyenne Renae Thompson Collins, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 28, 2014, at Union Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Kaiden went to be with the Angels on March 25, 2014, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born March 25, 2014, at West Plains, Missouri, to Cody Steven Collins and Cheyenne Renae Thompson Collins.

He is survived by his parents, Cody and Cheyenne Collins, of the family home; three sisters, Maisie, Natalie and Aubrie Collins, of the family home; maternal grandparents, June Taylor and Steve Taylor; paternal grandparents, Cindy and Marty Sinclair and Steve and Nancy Collins; maternal great-grandparents, Mercell and Perry Martin McVey, Jr.; and paternal great-grandparents, Mary and Gary Lawson and Thurlow and Wanda Collins.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Fred Guest came to earth on lucky April 13th 1944 in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States of America. He passed away on March 21st, 2014 in his home making his age 69 years, 11 months and 8 days.

Graveside services will be Friday March 28th, at 2:00 PM in the Hickory Ridge Cemetery, Upton Township. Pallbearers are Lynn McDowell, Scott Mortensen, Jason Smith and Todd Mortensen; Honorary Pallbearers are Duane DeVere, Tom Lewis and John Stillwell. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Services are under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be sent to

His late parents were Judd and Ruth (Connard) Guest who raised Fred in Decatur, Macon, Illinois until he served his country in the Vietnam conflict from 1966 through 1967.

On returning home he worked for a local business until he acquired a position for the Mountain Bell Phone Company.

In 1972 Fred was transferred to Phoenix, Arizona from Decatur, Illinois and loved riding on his motorcycle through the desert hills and dusty back roads. He loved Arizona heat, camping and the beautiful sunsets.

In June of 1974 his good friend and real estate agent Ron White baptized him a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He later met Patricia Lynne Price at church. They married on February 5, 1991 in Tempe, Arizona and were sealed in the Mesa Arizona Temple the following year.

In 1994 Fred retired from the phone company in Phoenix. When July came he and Pat packed up their belongings and made the move from Tempe, Arizona to Bucyrus, Missouri and called the Ozarks their home.

Survivors include his wife Pat of Bucyrus, Missouri, his sister Beverly Russell and nephew Dean Russell of Mesa, Arizona and his niece Linda Warren of Decatur, Illinois.

Funeral services for Ruthann Reynolds, 67, of Rolla will be held Thursday, March 27 at 10 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, with Brother Bill Bales officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Thursday, March 27 from 9 AM until service time.

Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery.

Graveside services for Roy Shirley Schiwitz, 81, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 28, 2014, at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Schiwitz died at 1:00 a.m., Monday, March 24, 2014, at his home.

He was born March 6, 1933, at Randles, Missouri. He was married sixty years ago, to Carolyn Parker. Mr. Schiwitz was a veteran, having served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was awarded the Purple Heart. Before his retirement, he was an over the road truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Schiwitz, of the family home; two children, Roger Schiwitz, wife, Joan, St. Charles, Missouri and Marcella Dalton, husband, Kevin, Huntley, Illinois; five grandchildren, Nicholas, Christine, Shana, Adam and Bryce; and three great-grandchildren, Avery, Addison and Anna.

His parents and one daughter, Janet York precedes him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Shirley Chandler, 74, of Mtn. Grove passed away at Cox South Hospital March 24.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 27 from 6-8 PM at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be at 2 PM Friday, March 28 at Craig-Hurtt Chapel.

Burial will be in Gentryville Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be make to Gentryville Cemetery, and can be left at the funeral home.

Roy L. Aach, St. Louis native, Roy L. Aach, was born to glory on March 22, 2014. At the time of his death, Mr. Aach was living at the Willow Care Nursing Home in Willow Springs, Missouri. He was 85 years old, and was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Beverly Wade Aach, on July 9, 2013.

No memorial service is planned. Memorial donations can be made to: Mountain View Public Library, St. Louis Symphony, American Cancer Society

Mr. Aach was the owner of Roy L. Aach & Associates, a consulting engineering firm established in Clayton, MO in 1967, and later located in Florida and finally, in DeSoto, Missouri. He completed high school in three years, and graduated Washington University School of Engineering at the age of 18 in 1947, being at that time, one of the youngest men to have ever graduated from that prestigious school. His degree was in mechanical engineering, and he was a Professional Engineer in over 40 states, overseeing building projects all over the country, including doing part of the electrical design work for the Museum of Westward Expansion at the St. Louis Gateway Arch. He was involved in multiple local hospital expansions, including Missouri Baptist Hospital and St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, along with engineering work at Lambert Airport, other airports, schools, temples, churches and shopping centers.

Roy was an avid reader and a very talented musician. He was known for his proficiency on the piano, often entertaining family and friends. In the 1940’s, he was hired to be a pianist for the Tommy Dorsey band from a tape his mother took to an audition, but he turned the job down, deciding instead to pursue his engineering career.

Roy was a lifelong sports lover – and a passionate fan of St. Louis teams: the Blues, the “Big Red” football Cardinals, the St. Louis Rams and the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. He passed that love on to his kids.

Mr. Aach was a member of the Village Lutheran Church in Ladue, Missouri, and St. Armand’s Key Lutheran Church in Sarasota, Florida.

Survivors include three children born of Mr. Aach’s marriage to Celeste Weinstein (Molos)(d., 8/22/1970): Robyn Green (husband, Martin) of Milton, Vermont, Randall Aach (wife, Sherrie) of Chesterfield, MO, and Karen Lamberg of Maryland Heights, MO, along with two much-loved step-daughters from his 35+ year marriage to Beverly Aach (d., 7/9/2013): Bev Schuette (husband, Art) of Hartford, CT, and Judith Wilson (husband, Don) of Mountain View, MO. Mr. Aach was the proud grandfather of Melanie Lamberg, Natalie Aach, Tim Wilson, Jennifer Acheson, Jennifer Green Heinritz, and Jonathan Aach Green; he was a loving son, brother, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather.

Private burial will be at Coldwater Cemetery, 15290 Old Halls Ferry Rd., Florissant, Missouri 63033. No public memorial service is planned. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations should be made to one of the following: Mountain View Public Library, Mountain View, MO (; the St. Louis Symphony (, or American Cancer Society ( in the name of Roy L. Aach.

Funeral services for Charlene A. Huffman, 87, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 27, 2014, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Huffman passed away at 2:10 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka, Kansas.

She was born January 16, 1927, at Pottersville, Missouri, to Walter Silas Hensley and Vernie Edna Davis Hensley. On September 29, 1945, she was married at Pottersville, Missouri, to Malcom E. Huffman, who passed away on March 28, 2001, after taking care of each other for fifty-five years. They lived in Mountain View, Missouri, Arkansas City, Kansas, Humboldt, Kansas, Wichita, Kansas and returned to West Plains, Missouri, in 1982.

She is survived by one daughter, Donna J. Nichols, husband, Eddie, Lecompton, Kansas; three grandchildren, Cristan Nichols, wife, Heather, Mayetta, Kansas, David Nichols, wife, Tami, Spring Hill, Kansas and Tonia Shirk, husband, Ryan, Wichita, Kansas; three great-grandchildren, Tanner, Carlee and Reanne Shirk; three step-great-grandchildren, Andy, Zach and Emily; one brother, Lowell “Pete” Hensley, wife, Rachel, Springfield, Missouri; four sisters, Mildred Rutan, husband, Steve, Springfield, Missouri, Barbara Lee, Springfield, Missouri, Violet Losh, husband, Steve, Springfield, Missouri and Shirley Callahan, husband, Dewayne, West Plains, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, one son, Larry Wayne, three sisters, Ruby Huffman, Dorothy Spencer and Irene White, two brothers, Neal and Thurman Hensley, one brother-in-law, Glen Huffman and two sisters-in-law, Virda Erzinger and Beulah Ellis, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m., Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Pottersville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Pottersville Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Visitation for Margie Rust will be held Friday March 21, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Evans Funeral Home. Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday March 22, 2014 at Evans Funeral Home with Dr. Howell Burkhead officiating. Pallbearers are; Chad Rust, Darren Rust, Dave Rust, Ian Rust, Drew Porter, Robert Kinney and Jeran Todd. Honorary Pallbearers are; Ricky Flowers and Roger Maxwell.

Margie was born the baby of 8 children to Ed and Ollie (Bishop) Flowers in Bado, MO on February 3, 1926. The Flowers family moved in her early childhood to Rocky Branch area where they made a home for many years. She attended school at Rocky Branch and later graduated from Houston High School in 1945.

She moved with her very dear friend, Doris (Gaddis) Flowers to Springfield, MO where she worked at O’Reilly Hospital as a waitress in the officer’s Mess Hall. She was dating Edgar Rust in High School, and she waited for Edgar to return from the Navy in Yokohama, Japan. Upon his return in 1946, they were married on Christmas Eve. Unto this union three children were born: Charles Richard, Donald Robert, and Lesa Marie. Don married Janet (Haney) Rust in 1975.

Margie worked at International Shoe Factory in Houston. She baby sit several children in her home from 1952-to around 1957. She worked at Cobb’s Variety Store in Houston and then Margie and Edgar purchased Houston Utility Shop in 1957 from her sister and brother in law, Mable and Columbus Tuttle. They then built on Highway 63 a new building and store, Rust Utility Shop in 1964, doing residential and commercial plumbing, heating, electric and pump service. She was the bookkeeper, accountant, and clerk through 2005. She was an avid gardener, and loved to share her flowers with neighbors, friends, and family. The Flowers girls were also known in the community for their good cooking, and she was no exception.

Margie loved traveling to several destinations, including Hawaii, Las Vegas, Alaska, Mexico, Florida, and the Caribbean. She also had a second home away from home at Theodosia, Missouri on Bull Shoals Lake. Food always tasted better outside, especially when shared with many friends and family at Theodosia. She loved going on boat rides and being at the camper.

Her greatest joy was her grandchildren, Karla (Rust) Adams & Matt Adams of Ozark, MO; Chad & Maureen Rust of Wildwood, MO; Ann Todd & Kyle Oliver of Ozark, MO; Daren & Pattie Rust of Houston, MO; David & Amanda Rust of Houston, MO, & Robert Kinney of Houston.

She was also blessed with great grandchildren, Drew Porter, Ashton Porter, & Jeran Todd of Ozark; Ian Rust, Marin Rust, & Colleen Rust of Wildwood, MO; Jackson Rust, Mackenzie Holder, & Madeline Holder of Houston, MO; Emily Emery & Taylor Emery of Mountain Grove, MO.

Margie is preceded in death by her Mother and Dad, brothers Ray Flowers, Clark Flowers, Bob Flowers, Allen Flowers and sisters Mable Tuttle, Leona Vandivort, Lois Sponsler, & daughter in law Joan (Lemons) Rust.

Memorials may be made to Union Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to

Opal Christine Routh was born on March 10, 1937 in Summersville, Missouri,to Howard and Melinda (Ledbetter) Pierce. She went home to be with the Lord on March 19, 2014. Opal was united in marriage to Roy Everett Routh on October 28, 1955 in Eminence, Missouri.

Visitation will be Friday March 21, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary. Funeral Services will be Saturday March 22, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at Yarber Mortuary, with Interment at Oak Forest Cemetery.

Opal is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Bill Pierce; three sisters, Virginia Chilton, Sarah Reeves, and Janice Pierce; and one grandson, Draco Allen McCallister.

Opal is survived by her husband, Roy Everett Routh; four children, Rose (Betty) and husband, Bill Miller, of Willow Springs, MO, Roy Jr. and wife, Wanda, of Mountain View, MO, Regina Tuttle and husband, Johnny, of New Bloomfield, MO and Rick Routh of Nashville, Tennessee; four siblings, Erma Ramsey of Phoenix, Arizona, Wanda Pierce of Kansas, Betty Rickus of Baxter, Tennessee and Margie Bradshaw of Licking, Missouri; nine grandchildren, BJ Miller and wife, Celena, of Raymondville, MO, Joleen Sharpe and husband, Albert, of Willow Springs, MO, Tyrel Routh and wife, Janelle, of Tuttle, Oklahoma, Kelsey Perkins and husband, Jamie, of Mountain View, MO, Dustin, Brittany, and Brooke Tuttle of Mountain View, MO, and Amelia and Allison Routh of Mountain View, MO; and seven great grandchildren, Tolonqua, William, Raegan, Peyton, Gracie, Justin, and Renae.

Opal was first of all a wife and mother and wonderful homemaker. She had in the past worked on several occasions at shoe factories and made many friends at those times. She loved birds, especially humming birds and flowers. She loved canning, especially green beans and making baby quilts. However, Opals heart passion was her love for God and working for Him. She loved going to church, revivals, gospel singings, and ladies meetings. She had a heart for cooking up famous homemade chicken and noodles for the congregations at church social times. She also loved bringing not only her families but the pastors, evangelists, and many friends and acquaintances to enjoy her fine foods in her home; especially her unique-to-many, but familiar to her family, “pea tacos”!

The last couple of years have been very difficult for her with multiple illnesses but Opal’s love for her family never tired or diminished and her love for her beloved husband seemed to grow deeper with each passing day. Those who knew them and saw them out, knew they were ever together, often holding hands in public as well as at home.

She touched many lives through the years even continuing to do so over the last few weeks as she lay sick in the Nursing Home where she had lived for the last five months with her husband. On the morning of her passing from this life to a better one, many of the staff who worked there were seen to shed tears. They along with her family, friends, and loved ones mourn, not for her passing on into a better life, but for themselves as together, we realize what a truly wonderful lady has graced our lives for the past 77 years. She will be deeply missed by all….