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Archive for April, 2014

Mrs. D. Deane DeWeese, age 86, of Licking, Missouri passed away April 23, 2014. Visitation will be Friday, April 25, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Fox Funeral Home. Services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the First Baptist Church, Licking. Interment will be in Boone Creek Cemetery.

All services are under the direction of Fox Funeral Home, Licking.

Hubert Edward Varner age 85 of Cherokee Village passed away Friday, April 18, 2014 at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Arkansas. He was born December 31, 1928 in Keokuk, Iowa to Virgil and Hazel “Inman” Varner. He was an employee of Chevron Chemical until March 31, 1985; He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cherokee Village, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Keith Varner, one daughter Maureen Sue Varner, one brother Lawrence Varner and one sister Ruth Strohmaier.

Survivors include his wife Juanita Varner of the home, one son Neil and wife Mary of Hardy, Arkansas, one daughter Joy Hays of Denver Colorado, eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services planned at this time. All arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Arkansas.

Ellen Lucille “Lucy” Mast, 101, of Mountain View, Missouri, and former resident of Prairie Grove, Arkansas for 97 years, departed this life on April 19, 2014 at Mountain View Healthcare, Mountain View, Missouri. She was born on June 14, 1912, the daughter of Oscar and Minnie (Jackson) Davis.

Visitation will be from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 23 at Yarber Mortuary. Funeral Services will be at 4 PM Wednesday, April 23 at Yarber Mortuary, 621 E. Fifth St. Mountain View, with graveside services at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 24 at Prairie Grove Cemetery, 202 W. Buchanan Street Prairie Grove, AR.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Valley Davis; one brother, Clarence A. Davis; and daughter-in-law, Susan Mast.

Survivors include her son, David Mast, of Mountain View, MO; grandchildren, Jonathan Mast and wife, Jawanda, of Olathe, KS, Elizabeth Lacomb and husband, Rodney, of Elton, LA, James Mast and wife, Natalie, of Joplin, MO, and Jennifer Spencer and husband, Glenn, of Mountain View, MO; five great grandchildren, Rosia, Hali, Rachel, Brandon, and Claire; and two great great grandchildren, Alexandra and Rickie.

Lucy was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, where she served as secretary/treasurer for many years.

Lucy was a hard-working lady who was an avid gardener.

Funeral Services for Mr. Melvin Tune, age 69, a resident of Summersville and the Yukon Community will be held Thursday, April 24th, at 11:00 AM at Bradford Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Steelman officiating.

Visitation for Mr. Melvin Tune will be held at Bradford Funeral Home, Thursday, April 24th from 10 Am to service time at 11 AM.

Burial will be in Oakside Cemetery near Summersville under the care of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville.

Graveside services for Amy Michelle Pemberton Spangenberg, 37, Bakersfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Shrable Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Spangenberg died at 6:21 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, at Cox South Medical Center, Springfield, Missouri.

She was born June 12, 1976, at Goldsboro, North Carolina, to Rocky Allen Pemberton and Sherry Dianne Richardson Pemberton. She graduated from Bakersfield High School and on June 13, 2009, she was married to Jesse Spangenberg.

She is survived by her husband, Jesse Spangenberg; three children, Kody Cameron Minge and Jeramy Greydan Rhoads and Jesse James “J.J.” Spangenberg, II; parents, Rocky and Sherry Pemberton; one brother, Michael Pemberton, wife, Shawna; grandmother, Ruby Pemberton; mother-in-law, Monica Mann; grandmother-in-law, Barbara Mann; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Her grandparents, James C. and Bertha L. Richardson and Eulis Pemberton, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday at Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Shrable Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Graveside services for Joyce C. Richey, 77, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at New Liberty Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Richey died at 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, at Brook Haven Healthcare.

She was born May 19, 1936, to Ralph Richard Webb and Helen Louise Shaw Webb. On September 19, 1964, she was married to Edward Richey. Mrs. Richey was a registered nurse. She enjoyed flowers and gardening. Mrs. Richey was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her husband, Ed Richey, of the family home; three grandchildren; one brother, Richard Webb, wife, Pat, Forestville, New York; uncle and aunt, Fred and LaVerne Kubbi, Warren, Ohio; and friends Charlie and Sherri Sams, West Plains, Missouri.

Her parents and one daughter, Kim Hodges, precede her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m., Monday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to New Liberty Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Mary Louise (Tate) Skouby, age 78, the eldest daughter of Noah Tate and Thelma (Stewart) Lay was born February 16, 1936 in Bado, Missouri. She passed away April 15, 2014 at Manor Care Assisted Living in Springfield, Missouri with her two daughters by her side.

Mary Louise is preceded in death by her parents, Noah Tate and Thelma Lay, and her husband of 54 years, William (Bill) Skouby.

She met the love of her life, Bill Skouby, while he was on leave from the U.S. Navy. She sold tickets at the Houston Drive-In Theatre, which her mother and step-father owned. After taking one look at Mary Louise, it was love at first sight for Bill and he knew one way or another, she was the one he was going to marry. So, on their first date, he proposed. One month later they were married in Thayer, Missouri on August 4, 1954. To this wonderful union, three children were born.

She is survived by her three children, Reginald Skouby, of Houston, MO; Pamella (Skouby) Hill, of Collinsville, OK; and Renie Skouby Elliott of Houston, MO; four grandchildren; Shawn Skouby of Lebanon, MO; Gabe Robbins, of Wichita, KS; Rheanan Lemaster, of Cynthiana, KY; and Whitney Williams of Houston, MO; five great- grandchildren; one sister, LaNell Cooper of Springfield, MO; and one brother, Urban (Butch) Tate, of Cabool, MO; and several nieces and nephews.

Mary Louise graduated from Houston High School where she was involved in many activities, including student council, orchestra and band, and she was a Homecoming Queen candidate her freshmen year.

After she and Bill were married, they moved their family to California and Michigan due to Bill’s service to his country, before returning back to Houston, which is the area they both grew up in. And after Navy life, they were ready to slow down and settle in one place for once. Both of them loved Houston and were proud to raise their family here.

Mary Louise, along with Bill, played an active role in establishing the Fraternal Order of Eagles, No. 3911 in Houston. She was an active member of the Lady’s Auxiliary. She was also active with the VFW, and was the secretary there for quite some time.

Mary Louise was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved the simple things in life. She loved to take rides with Bill and the family on country roads and look at the Dogwood trees when they bloomed. She and Bill also loved listening to country and bluegrass and attended the local musical gatherings anytime they got the chance.

Family and friends were very important to Mary Louise. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, in her honor. To send an online condolence go to

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P. M. at Allen Cemetery with Wesley Wallace officiating. Pallbearers are; Mike Hill and Gabriel Robbins. Services are under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Thalia Lorraine McCann, 64, of Mountain View, Missouri departed this life on April 18, 2014 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. She was born October 2, 1949 in Pasco, Washington, the daughter of Thales Luther and Wilma Phyllis (Charles) Davis.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Yarber Mortuary, 621 E. Fifth St. Mountain View, MO. Funeral Services will be at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 22 at Yarber Mortuary.

Thalia was united in marriage to Gary Lynn McCann on March 19, 1968 in Mountain View Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Ryan.

Survivors include her husband, Gary, of the home in Mountain View; one son, Stacy McCann and wife, Sharon, of Mountain View; one brother, Thales Davis of Oklahoma City, OK; two sisters, Sharon Tabor of Tennessee and Wilma Murphy of St. Louis, MO; five grandchildren, Ashlynn, Amber, Rian, Staci, and Jason; and two great grandchildren, Memphis and Kale.

Thalia was employed by the Penninger and Ipock Processing Plant for over 17 years. She also worked as a housekeeper for RCT for 18 years.

Thalia loved to cook, sew, and quilt. She enjoyed decorating cakes for over 25 years. She could do anything that she set her mind to do. After retirement, she enjoyed watching her grandkids.

She will be missed by family and friends.

Beulah May Adey Flower was born November 4, 1926 to John Henry and Stella May Adey at their home in the Arthur’s Creek Community. She was the youngest of nine children. She ascended to meet Jesus on April 17th, 2014 to make her home in God’s Kingdom.

She was united in marriage to Joye Flower in Reno, NV June 15, 1947 and they shared 66 anniversaries together. To this union two daughters were born, Sheila Ann Taylor and Debra (Debbie) Kay Collins. She loved them dearly and was always a kind, loving and nurturing mother.

She walked to school at Arthur’s Creek. She told us how they would have ciphering matches and spelling bees. She attended Houston High School for a brief time.

Beulah worked in Kansas City at Russell Stover and Kresge’s, in the Defense Plant in St. Louis and International Shoe company prior to becoming a wonderful stay at home mom. She was a Brownie and 4-H leader. Beulah was good at sewing and made her daughter’s prom and wedding dresses. She enjoyed bowling with the ladies league of Houston for many years.

As long as her health permitted she enjoyed traveling and visited all of the lower 48 states and Hawaii. She traveled to Mexico, Canada, Spain, Africa, and enjoyed many Caribbean cruises to the many islands. She and Joye spent many winters in the Everglades and Satellite Beach, Florida. They camped many years at Theodosia, Mo, on Lake Bull Shoals before purchasing a cabin, them and all their children and grandchildren could enjoy.

She was baptized with her sister’s Violet and Edith and brother-in-law Bill Sells at Dogs Bluff by Ervin Morton. Beulah was a member of the First Christian Church of Houston for more than 50 years. While her daughters were growing up she made sure they attended Sunday School and church services. She attended regularly until her health prevented otherwise.

Beulah was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved daughter Debbie, her sisters; Fern Adey, Violet Mayberry, Edith Sells, Ruby Gerbasi and two infant sisters, her brother Vernon Adey, her brothers-in-law Cleve Mayberry, Bill Sells, Frank Gerbasi and sister-in-law, Jewell Adey Farmer, nephew, Emmett Adey, niece Katherine Sells Dooley, great niece Patty Stewart Ward and great nephew Tim Adey.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years of the home, daughter Sheila Taylor and husband Kerry of Springfield, MO, granddaughter, Jaimie Bowlin and husband Rocky, great-granddaughter, Alissa Bowlin and great-grandson, Ryan Bowlin all of Houston, MO, son-in-law Mike Collins, grandson, Grant Collins and wife Shonna, great-granddaughter Dakota Collins and baby boy Collins due in August 2014, Blake Collins and friend Krissy McDaniels all of Poplar Bluff, MO, her brother Willard Adey and wife Laura of Houston, MO and brother-in-law Stanley Flower and wife Edna of Newark, CA, niece Maxine Wambeke, nephews Lynn Adey, Wille Adey, Freddie Adey, and Michael Adey.

She always welcomed everyone in to her home. Our friends, any and all, expected and unexpected, all were welcome. Many times those friends were brought along to the lake, Branson, Silver Dollar City, or the Shrine Circus. That thoughtfulness extended to her grand and great grandchildren as well. She never met a stranger and always enjoyed conversation. She was knowledgeable of family and community history and was often asked to help reconcile memories of ‘who was who’.

Beulah was a gentle, considerate, caring, loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend who leaves behind a lifetime of good memories for her immediate family, many special nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones who will always remember her beautiful blue eyes and rosy cheeks. She will be greatly missed by all, until they are united in Heaven above.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Compasses. To send online condolences go to

Visitation will be Monday April 21, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Evans Funeral Home. Services will be held Tuesday April 22, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Houston First Christian Church with Delbert Gayer and Don Elliott officiating. Pall bearers are; Mike Collins, Grant Collins, Blake Collins, Kerry Taylor, Rocky Bowlin and Danny Bandy. Honorary Pallbearers are; Ryan Bowlin, Freddie Adey, Michael Adey, Willard Lee Adey and Paul Foster. Burial will be at Pine Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Lonnie Calvin Turner, age 89, son of Gordon and Ada (Miner) Turner was born June 24, 1924 at Goodwater, MO. He passed away peacefully on November 18, 2013 in loving care of his family and hospice in Jackson, MI.

He lived in Licking, MO most of his life. After his health failed he moved to Jackson, MI with his son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Bonnie Turner.

He worked at a sawmill for many years.

Lonnie is survived by his children; Lonnie Gene Turner, Judy Everhart of Wichita, KS, Billy Turner and wife Bonnie of Jackson, MI and Robin Turner and wife Carol of Wichita, KS, a sister Bertha Prater, lots of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Online condolences may be sent to A memorial service was held Friday, April 18, at 11:00 AM at Boone Creek Baptist Church, Licking, MO. Burial was in Boone Creek Cemetery. Cremation and arrangements were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.