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4B News-Leader Saturday, June 6, 1995 Page edited by Alison Parker; call 836-1199 after 5 p.m. OZARKS MISSOURI Half-brothers confessed, inmate says The Associated Press C AMDENTON Two men charged with abducting and killing a Macks Creek conve-; nience store clerk in 1991 ad-; mitted their guilt, a fellow Camden County Jail prisoner says. Tim McQueen testified at a hearing for Marvin Chaney, 34, and Jess Rush, 20, that the half-brothers from Macks Creek told him about their involvement in the slaying of Trudy Darby. Darby, 42, was kidnapped on Jan. 19, 1991, after phoning her son to ask him to come to the store because a strange man was outside. She was gone when he arrived, and her nude body was found in the Little Niangua River in Hickory County two days later. McQueen told Associate Circuit Judge Jack Bennett on Thursday that he spoke with Rush and Chaney while all three were held in the county jail. McQueen is serving a 15-year sentence for throwing his wife off a cliff at Ha Ha Tonka State Park. Chaney "told me they had kidnapped Trudy and had taken her to a barn and raped - her," McQueen testified. "(Chaney) said there were three people." ,. Only Rush and Chaney, who I were arrested last month, have been charged in the murder. Chaney said he shot Darby in the head, put her body in a car and drove to the river, where he shot her a second time, McQueen testified. Rush told him essentially . the same story on a separate occasion, McQueen said. . After the hearing, the two ' suspects were bound over for - arraignment Monday in circuit court. Death Kotices Lyndall Lucille Hillman Ban-Ellen Bieber Hildred P. Chapman Jerry L. Clayton Clell Roper Farthing Gary Dean Garzee Chloe E. Hutsell Richard T. McCarthy Leonard John Phillips Lucille Katherine Sherer James Lee Stewart Michael Ray Watson Vivien Whittington Nicholas Lee Wilson (Notices contain service and death infor-mation only.) Lyndall Lucille Hillman Barr, 84 ; Services for Lyndall Lucille Hillman Barr, Springfield, will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Greenlawn Funeral Home South with burial in Green-lawn Memorial Gardens. ! Mrs. Barr, a homemaker, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday in Springfield Healthcare Center. Ellen Bieber, 80 ,' DIXON Services for Ellen Bieber, Dixon, will be at 3 p.m. today in Long Funeral Home with graveside services and burial at 2 p.m. Sunday in Union City Cemetery. Mrs. Bieber, a homemaker, died at 8:50 p.m. Thursday. Obituaries William E. "Bill" Daley ; SACRAMENTO, Calif. William E. "Bill" Daley was bom April 23, 1927, in Branson and departed this life May 27, 1995, in Sacramento, Calif., where he had lived most of his adult life. . Bill was the son of John and iva Daley, longtime residents of Branson and Taney County where John was a minister of the Gospel. - Bill is survived by a daughter, Carol Sue Hesterwerth; three granddaughters, Jenny, Allison and Katy Hesterwerth, all of Yuba City, Calif.; two sisters, Sylvia Holderby, Springfield, and Violet Boswell, ChilTi-cothe; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first .wife, Mearl; a son, Glen Daley; and a brother, Joe Daley, Hol-lister. Muriel F. Newton : BRANSON - Muriel F. Newton, 78, Branson, died at 12:25 a.m. Thursday in Skaggs Community Hospital. The daughter of Harley and Madge Freeman, she was born in Springfield Oct. IS, -1916. She was preceded in Petition filed against Fort Wood chemical permit The Associated Press ST. LOUIS An environmental group filed a petition Friday to overturn a state permit that would allow chemical-weapons training at Fort Leonard Wood. . The Missouri Coalition for the Environment filed the petition in St. Louis Circuit Court, two days after the Department of Natural Resources approved a permit that allows the Army to spray a white, oil-based fog into the air on the southern Missouri base as part of its training. The state permit was required by a federal panel before it would consid No wake-up call for Webster at his halfway house in K.C. The Associated Press KANSAS CITY - William Webster can get up when he wants, use the phone when he wants and get himself to work. Simple pleasures for most, but for the former Missouri Attorney General, a life overseen at a Kan-sas City halfway house offers more choices than Webster the previous 15 months he spent in federal prison camps in Alabama and Colorado. The 41-year-old Republican has declined all requests for interviews and has told authorities he wants no specifics released about his situation. He came to Dismas House in central Kansas City on May 19, and is scheduled for an early release for good conduct on Nov. 14 about three months shy of serving his full two-year sentence. Webster, the 1992 Republican nominee for governor, pleaded guilty in June 1993 to one count of conspiracy and one count of misapplying state resources to his campaign by using state employees, Visitation will be from noon until service time today in the funeral home. Hildred P. Chapman, 93 WILLARD No services are planned for Hildred P. Chapman, Willard. The body will be cremated under direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Miss Chapman, a retired insurance secretary, died at 2:45 a.m. Friday in Willard Care Center. Jerry L Clayton, 50 Services for Jerry L. Clayton, Mount Vernon, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home with burial in Pritchett Cemetery southeast of Miller. Mr. Clayton, a yard supervisor, died at 2:48 p.m. Thursday in Cox Medical Center South of cardiac arrest. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Clell Roper Farthing, 80 Services for Clell Roper Farthing, Springfield, will be at 2 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with burial in McCracken Cemetery. Mr. Farthing, a truck driver and World War II Army veteran, died Thursday in Cox Medical Center North. death by her husband, Grady Newton, in 1986. Before his death, they owned and operated the Newton Worm Farm for many years. She was a member of Notch Community Church. She is survived by several cousins. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Greenlawn Funeral Home South with burial to follow in Springfield National Cemetery. Agnes Nora Roberts Agnes Nora Roberts, 84, Springfield, died Thursday, June 8, 1995, in Cox Medical Center North following a long illness. She was born Sept. 2, 1910, in Merritt, the daughter of Henry and Ethel Andrews Hughes. She married Lee Roberts on Sept. 22, 1916. Mrs. Roberts was employed as an electrocardiograph technician for 27 years at St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City. She is survived by three sons, Kenneth, Sarcoxie, Pete, Springfield, and Ronnie, Lee's Summit; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Lorene Workman, Ozark; and three brothers, Norman and Russell Hughes, Ozark, c er recommending to President Clinton that the Army's chemical and military police schools be moved to Fort Wood from Fort McClellan in Alabama. Lewis Green, attorney for the coalition, said the group's goal is to force the state to obey its own laws. "The environmental laws of Missouri should be upheld and observed and not subverted and trashed as they are being done by the Department of Natural Resources," Green said. "In the end, if that keeps this chemical thing out of Missouri, so be it. But if it does come to the state, it needs to equipment and supplies for political purposes. Dismas House is the last segment of Webster's imprisonment, a six-month transition between jail and parole. The house currently has 79 residents. All are federal prisoners. Most were imprisoned for white-collar crimes, although some residents were jailed for a drug offense, possession of a weapon or bank robbery. Absent are violent offenders. Each resident must find a job within 15 days of arrival, but the work varies from waiting tables to dentistry depending on a resident's skills. While corrections officials won't say what job Webster holds, he is probably not practicing law. He was disbarred in December 1993 and can't apply for a law license until around the turn of the century. There is no wake-up call at Dismas House, and the official curfew of 9 p.m. may be modified if a resident has a night job. Inside the house, phones are available and immediate family and some friends are allowed to visit. Once residents have been at the home for awhile, they may leave to exercise or attend church. It's still imprisonment. Attendants keep track of inmates with detailed sign-out books and random checkup calls to employers. Gary Dean Garzee, 35 BOLIVAR Services for Gary Dean Garzee, Bolivar, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Butler Funeral Home with burial in Payne Cemetery northeast of Bolivar. Mr. Garzee, a self-employed handyman, died Thursday in Lake City, Minn., of injuries suffered in a boating accident. Friends may call at their convenience in the funeral home. Chloe E. Hutsell, 92 AURORA Graveside services for Chloe E. Hutsell, Aurora, will be at a later date in Union Cemetery, Ba-kersfield, Calif., under direction of Hopson-Anspach Mortuary, Bakers-field, Calif. Local arrangements are under direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mrs. Hutsell, a retired machine operator, died at 9:25 a.m. Friday in Aurora Community Hospital. Richard T. McCarthy, 52 Funeral Mass for Richard T. McCarthy, Springfield, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church with burial in Resurrection Cemetery under direction of Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Home. Mr. McCarthy, a service manager, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday in his home. and Don Hughes, Garrison. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery, Sparta. In Loving Memory Franklin Harrison Stanton Aug. 4, 1944 June 10, 1993 Two years ago, you were suddenly and cruelly taken away from those who loved and needed you so much. pr : L I 2 i follow the laws of the state," he said. The petition alleges that pollutants in the fog violate a state regulation limits the opacity of emissions. Critics contend the fog could slip off the sprawling base, causing harm to plants and animals in the adjoining Mark Twain National Forest and several small communities. Base officials downplayed Friday's petition. "We're not overly concerned about the various appeals we anticipate from environmental groups related to the issuance of the permits," said Lt. Col. Jeff Davis, public affairs Bubbling with enthusiasm i V, :K s . f k V The Associated Press NlCOle Gottl Of Springfield blows bubbles during her graduation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., Friday. MIT awarded degrees to 1,794 students. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with prayer services at 3 p.m. Sunday. Leonard John Phillips, 82 NIANGUA Services for Leonard John Phillips, Niangua, formerly of David City, Neb., will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial in Marshfield Cemetery under direction of Arthur's Colonial Chapel, Marshfield. Mr. Phillips, a retired farmer and World War II veteran, died at 12:05 p.m. Thursday in Marshfield Care Center. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with visitation to follow. Lucille Katherine Sherer, 91 Services for Lucille Katherine Sherer, Springfield, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Sherer, a dental assistant, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday in The Manor at Elfindale. James Lee Stewart, 83 LEBANON Services for James Lee Stewart, Lebanon, will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Colonial Funeral Chapel with burial in McBride Ceme The obituaries and memoriams listed below are paid announcements. The death notices are published at no charge. Obituary charges are $1.75 per line Monday through Saturday and $1.95 per line tor Sunday. There is an additional charge (or pictures. Obituaries may be called or faxed to the News-Leader Monday through Sunday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. You may call 417-836-1183 or 1-800-695-1972 Only a coward and an evil person could have done such an act. You were like the sun because you spread cheer and warmth everywhere you went. Your bright "Hello, or "Hi, Mom," gave us a great lift. How we miss your sweet loving concern, your happy cheerful way, your presence at our family gatherings and your quick readiness to help those who needed you. The heartache and tears are still with us and will be for as long as we live. We know there isn't anything that can separate you from God. The body can be destroyed but the living soul goes back to God for eternity. No murderer can stop that beautiful promise. God looked around His garden and saw an empty space - your space - He looked down from Heaven and saw your tired face. He saw the road was getting rough and a murderer was ready to fire the fatal shot. So He gently closed your loving eyes and took you safely Home to Him. One by one we'll soon be with you and that will be a glorious reunion for all. Your loving family officer at Fort Leonard Wood. The fort has met all its requirements concerning what facilities were needed and how training should be conducted, Davis said. "The fact is we did what we were asked to do, and we can do this without harming the environment. If somebody wants to take it to court, then we will deal with it," he said. The group also has filed an adminifr trative appeal on a separate state incinerator permit, and opposes moving the chemical school to Fort Wood. If the Alabama operations were moved to Missouri, they would bring CD r u i fin W , 4 tery. Mr. Stewart died at 7 p.m. Thursday in Marshfield Care Center. Friends may call at their convenience in the funeral home. Michael Ray Watson, 24 GAINESVILLE Graveside services for Michael Ray Watson, Columbia, formerly of Gainesville, will be at 2 p.m. today in Howard Ridge Cemetery under direction of Clink-ingbeard Funeral Home. Mr. Watson, a construction worker, died at 1:07 p.m. Thursday in Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Columbia, of cancer. Vivien Whittington, 86 OZARK Services for Vivien Whittington, Ozark, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home with burial in Richwood Cemetery. Mrs. Whittington, a teacher, died at 4:25 a.m. Friday in Springfield Park Care Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Nicholas Lee Wilson, 14 NIXA Services for Nicholas Lee Wilson, Nixa, will be at 4 p.m. Monday in Nixa Church of the Nazarene with burial in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens under direction of Harris, a Doris Weimer Doris Weimer, 77, Springfield, died Wednesday, June 7, 1995, in a hospital in Los Angeles, Calif. A lifelong resident of Springfield, she was a retired teacher after 25 years' service. She was a longtime member of the Baptist church. She is survived by two sons, Jack Weimer, Springfield, and Nick Weimer, Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother, Irlee Brown, Springfield; two sisters, Audra Harris, Chadwick, and Shirl Roller, Springfield; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.C. Weimer, in 1986. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 1995, in Greenlawn Funeral Home W ' ZZ1 Sell it in the Classifieds lllllIpiSsn Little As $7 an extra 15,000 soldiers to Fort Wood for 13-week training courses. The Army also would shift 1,800 permanent Army jobs, 400 civilian jobs and nearly $150 million in annual salaries and construction contracts from Alabama to Missouri. The federal Base Realignment and Closure Commission required the incinerator and fog permits and a third state license on wastewater discharges before considering recommending the move. Hearings on the proposed move are scheduled Monday and Tuesday in Washington. Reunion Continued from 1B will come," McCroskey said. Many consider the reunion a chance to get together and catch up on old times. "It is wonderful," former Springfield Judge Racy Davidson said. "It brings back fond memories." When asked what they remember most about the 1920s, many talked about how they had to walk everywhere or ride Springfield's streetcars. They didn't have cars; in fact, some didn't get them until they were married. They also remember the closeness of families. , Some pointed out that families didn't have the distraction of televisions, cars or video games. "Family ties were closer," said Marian Demore of Springfield, who has been to every reunion. "We did 1 not have as many outside interests." Class President Blond McCroskey may have one of the best memories his wife, Dorothy. And he still has her after 70 years. They both lived in Nixa, but they attended Springfield High School be-cause Nixa did not have a high school. "I had an old Model T Ford and used it as a cab to haul five students from Nixa to Springfield High School. Dorothy was one of my passengers," he said. - "We developed a high school romance. When we graduated, we married." Cassity Heritage Funeral Home. Nick, a student, died at 12:15 a.m. Friday in his home of complications of a brain tumor. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Other Deaths Listed below are notices of recent deaths of present or former residents of southwest Missouri. More details will be published when information is available. Richard Calhoun, 69, Pineville, died Friday morning in his home. Arrangements will be announced by Peterson Funeral Home, Aurora. Harold Freeman Cox, 89, Springfield, died at 1 p.m. Friday in St. John's Regional Health Center. Arrangements will be announced by Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Pauline Fuge, 92, Steeleville, 111., formerly of Springfield, died at 12:50 a.m. Thursday in Chester Memorial Hospital, Chester, 111. Arrangements will be announced by Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Josephine Roscoe, 92, Fordland, died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday in Glen-wood Health Care. Arrangements will be announced by Greenlawn Funeral Home North. South with burial to follow in Hazelwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening in the funeral home. Glenn D. Williams WICHITA, Kan. - Glenn D. Williams, 67, passed away Friday, June 9, 1995. He was a retired salesman. . He is survived by his wife, Rosalie, of the home; a son, Dale E., Wichita, Kan.; two daughters, Glenda Wilcox, Wichita, Kan., and Pauletta Dodgen, Anthony, Kan.; two brothers, Donnie, Costa Mesa," Calif., and Kenneth, state of California; a sister, Jewell Allen, Auburndale, Fla.; six grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Hillside Funeral Home West, Wichita, Kan.

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