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r r 4B News-Leader Sunday, July 26, 1998 Page edited by Randy Berger; call 836-1 1 99 after 5 p.m. Ozarks Missouri Death Notices Terry Lynn Anderson Joseph B. Boland Gladys Gilmore Marge Irene Hadl Lola E. Korth Lena J. Norman Eli I. Perkins Lurita May Silvers Robert Lee Simpkins Ethel Walker Rollin "Dick" Robert Wilkinson Notices contain service and death information only. Terry Lynn Anderson, 40 RAYMOND VILLE - Mr. Terry Lynn Anderson, Raymondville, a car-; penter, died Friday in Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, of a ' heart attack. , Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Mon-day in Evans Funeral Home, Hous- 1 ton, with burial in Central Baptist r Cemetery, Houston. 2 Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. , today in the funeral home. r. 11 Joseph B. Boland, 84 JEFFERSON CITY - The Rev. Joseph B. Boland, Jefferson City, for-m merly of Brinktown, a priest, died at 6:15 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph's Home for the Aged, Jefferson City. I Services will be at 11a.m. Tuesday I in the Visitation Catholic Church, I Vienna, with interment in Holy I Guardian Angels Cemetery, Brink- Obituaries Fern B. Coy Mrs. Fern B. Coy, 89, died at 2:40 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 1998 in Primrose Place, Springfield, where she had been for five days. She was born April 25, 1909, in Polk County, Mo., the daughter of J. Wiley and Millie M. Jones Beason. She spent most of her life in the Fair play area until moving to Springfield in 1943. Fern was a retired Civil Service employee. On June 12, 1927, she married Arthur J. Coy, who died Oct. 4, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Forrest Beason. Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Betty Ammer-man, Springfield, Joe L. Beason, Stevensville, Mont., Dolores Huff, McKinney, Texas, Charles E. Beason, Forney, Texas, and Lee A. Beason, Conway, Ark., and their families; two sisters-in-law, Grace Beamon, McKinney, Texas, and Faye Freer, Independence; and a brother-in-law, Elmer Coy, Lee's Summit. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 27, 1998, In Greenwood Cemetery, Bolivar, under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South. No formal visitation is !lanned. Friends may call af-er noon today In the funeral home. 4, 4. Ha V 3f J ' J- Juanita J. (Tillery) Hall Juanlta J. (Tillery) Hall, 87, Springfield, died Friday at 4:31 a.m. in her home after a long Illness. A life-long area resident, Mrs. Hall was a retired sales person for Mangles Dress Shop. Mrs. Hall was a member of Campbell United Methodist Church. She also spent many hours volunteering for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Juanita was preceded In death by her parents, Floyd and Mary Stella (Burnett) Sar-tain; her step-father, Dr. Jesse Tillery; her brother, Floyd Sar-tain; and by her husband, Matt Hall. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Sue Hall, Springfield, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at There's Only 1 locally owned Funeral Home and Cemetery can be selected as a member of Springfield's Best. Locally Owned & Family Operated Since 1905. Greenlawn Funeral Homes Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 833-1111 881-3000 town, under the direction of Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today in St. Joseph's Home for the Aged, Jefferson City, with a prayer service at 3 p.m.; from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.; and from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna. Gladys Gilmore, 96 CLEVER Mrs. Gladys Gilmore, Clever, a homemaker, died at 4:45 a.m. Saturday in her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever, with burial in Union Ridge Cemetery, near Clever. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Marge Irene Hadl, 62 VERONA Mrs. Marge Irene Hadl, Verona, a homemaker, died Thursday in her home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Peterson Funeral Chapel, Aurora, with burial in Spring River Cemetery, Verona. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Lola E. Korth, 91 EL DORADO SPRINGS - Mrs. Lola E. Korth, El Dorado Springs, a sales clerk, died Friday in Tulsa Nursing Center, Tulsa. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday 10 a.m.Monday, July 27, 1998, in Kllngner Mortuary with Rev. John Justice officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today in the mortuary. Memorial donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Russell Heath AVA - Russell Heath, 73, Ava, died Friday, July 24, 1998, In Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born to Arther and Ethel Cooley Heath on April 21, 1925, in Bertha, Mo. Russell was a resident of Ava for most of his life. He had lived in Nebraska for 10 years. Russell and his father opened Heath and Son Feed & Supply in Ava, Mo., in 1958. Russell built a new feed mill in town where it is today. He was of the Baptist faith, a member of the Ava Masonic Lodge, and Abou Ben Adam Shrine. Russell was a regular participant of the Ava Open Golf Tournament with his friends at the Ava Country Club. November 21, 1994, Russell and Thelma Gaines were united in marriage in Yakima, Wash. To this union, two children were born. Russell was preceded in death by his parents and three infant brothers. Survivors Include his wife, Thelma, of the home in Ava; his stepmother, Lorene Heath, Ava; one son, Dwight and his wife, Darlene Heath, Ava; one daughter, Rita and husband, Jim Flemming, Ava; four grandchildren, Mindy and husband, Scott Shufelt, Joshua Flemming, Ralena Miller, Noel and wife, Tammy Dye; five great grandchildren, Jessica Heath, Dalton Shufelt, Brittany Walker, Danielle and Randi Dye; one brother, Roy and Esther Heath, Ava; and three sisters, Agnes and Edward Uhl-man, Drury, Mabel Coonts, Wilder, Idaho, and Katie and Burt Stegman, Albany. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 1998, in Clinkingbeara Funeral Home, Ava, with interment in Ava Cemetery. Friends may call after noon today in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Russell Heath Scholarship Fund. Joe H. Horner Joe H. Horner, 79, Springfield, died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, in Coatesville Veteran Hospital, Coatesville, Penn. He was born Dec. 15, 1918, In Ozark, and was the son of Frank "Pete" and Florence (Wells) Horner. His parents preceded him In death as well as a brother, Tom Horner. On Jan. 25, 1939, he and Mable June Collins were married. He Only 1! in Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs, with burial in El Dorado Springs Cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience in the funeral home. Lena J. Norman, 80 Mrs. Lena J. Norman, Springfield, a retired registered nurse, died at 4:20 a.m. June 7 in her home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Eli I. Perkins, 77 WILLOW SPRINGS - Mr. Eli I. Perkins, Willow Springs, a retired logger, died at 10:56 a.m. Thursday in his home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church, Willow Springs, under the direction of Hiler Funeral Home, with burial In Howell Memorial Park, Pamona. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Lurita May Silvers, 79 WE AUBLEAU Mrs. Lurita May Silvers, Weaubleau, a retired seamstress, died at 5:10 a.m. Friday in St. John's Regional Health Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Weaubleau First Baptist Church under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland, with burial in Robinson Cemetery, near Weaubleau.. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. served his country In the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Horner was a member of the Galloway Baptist Church, and retired from Ash Grove Lime Company. Survivors include his wife, Mable; a son, Jerry Horner, Perkiomenville, Penn.; and a nephew, Frank Horner, Ozark. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Kenneth Mcintosh officiating. Burial will be in Palmetto Cemetery, Rogersville. In Memory Of Eddie Miederhoff July 26, 1965 August 28, 1983 Happy Birthday to my brother, my angel and my friend. Medford R. 'Med Park Medford R. "Med" Park, 65, Springfield, passed away July 23, 1998, in St. John's Regional Health Center after a brave battle with cancer. As a young man, Med grew up In Lexington, Mo., wnere he attended Wentworth Military Academy and was first recognized for his excellence In sports. Med played In the NBA for five years and was a member of the St. Louis Hawks World Championship Team in 1958. He played four years with the Hawks and one year with the Cincinnati Royals before retiring. As a business leader, Med spearheaded many successes, Including directorship of the Missouri and Georgia Sports Halls of Fame. Med will be dearly missed and was loved by all his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a sister, Dee Park; three sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Gail Park, Bob and Susan Park, and Mike and Brenda Park; two stepdaughters, Christine Lewis and Cindy Pramen-ko; and five grandchildren, Amber, Madison, Jessica, Brett and Samantha. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, Springfield. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Sally, Bob Fredrick, Bob Pettit, Jack Otts, Fred Hepler, and Al Ferrari. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Wentworth Foundation, co Wentworth Military Academy, 18th and Washington, Lexington, Mo. 64067. Robert Lee Simpkins, 68 STOCKTON - Mr. Robert Lee Simpkins, Stockton, a concrete construction worker, died Friday in his home. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Brumback Funeral Home, Stockton, with burial in Lind-ley Prairie Cemetery, Stockton. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Ethel Walker, 91 MOUNTAIN GROVE - Mrs. Ethel Walker, Mountain Grove, a homemaker, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday in Autumn Oaks Caring Center, Mountain Grove. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Craig-Hurtt-Bradley Funeral Home with burial in Green Mountain Cemetery, north of Mountain Grove. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Rollin 'Dick Robert Wilkinson, 88 WHEATLAND - Mr. Rollin "Dick" Robert Wilkinson, Wheatland, a retired meat plant foreman, died at 8:50 p.m. Friday in Balanced Care Hermitage. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland, with burial in Dooly Bend Cemetery, Wheatland. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. 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 for 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 417-836-1 183 or 1-800-695-1972. Wayne Sharp FAIR GROVE - Wayne Sharp, 67, Fair Grove, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Friday, July 24, 1998, in his home after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Wayne was born In Fair Grove May 26, 1931, to Lewis and Ruby Sharp. He married Nola McCroskey June 7, 1952. To this union was born two daughters, Patty and Vicky. Wayne worked with his father operating a saw mill until 1959. He worked for Skelly Oil Company for three years. He bought Sharp's Garage in 1961, In which he worked until his illness forced him to retire in December, 1997. Wayne owned and operated a school bus for Fair Grove schools for 35 years. He was with the Fair Grove Volunteer Fire Department for 32 years, In which he was fire chief for most of those years. Wayne had accepted Christ at a young age in the Assembly of God Faith. He has gone to be with Him. Wayne was a loving, caring husband, father, grandfather and great friend to many. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Ruby (Sharp) Adams, and his sister Zelma Jean Barton. He is survived by his wife, Nola, of the home; his daughters, Patty Tatum and her husband, Dan, Elkland, and Vicky Boyd and her husband, Mike, Fair Grove; grandsons, David Haney, Springfield, and Shawn and Matthew Boyd, both of Fair Grove; granddaughters, Jennifer and Jessica Tatum, both of Elkland; great granddaughter, Julian Tatum, Elkland; two brothers, Evert Sharp and his wife, Phylis, Springfield, and J.L. Sharp and his wife, Missy, Fair Grove; one sister, II-ene Tracy and her husband Bob, Springfield; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 27, 1998, In Mount Comfort Cemetery, north of Springfield, with the Rev. Mitchell Wright officiating, under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri, 3653 South Ave., Springfield, Mo. 65809. Louise Baldwin Squibb BOIS D'ARC - Louise Baldwin Squibb, 90, Bois D'Arc, passed away Thursday evening In St. John's Regional Health Center following an extended illness. Louise was born near Bois D'Arc and was a lifelong resident of the Bois D'Arc area. She was a homemaker and member of St. Lukes United Methodist Church, Bois D'Arc. She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl D. on June 7, 1977; her parents; one brother, Floyd Baldwin; and two sisters, Martha Baldwin Jordan and Ruth Baldwin Mclnturff. She is survived by a son, Warren Squibb, Springfield; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Lea and Noyd Hicks, Springfield, and Erma and Aubrey Owens, Bois D'Arc; four grandchildren and spouses, eanna Small, Kent and wife, Paola Hicks, Chad and wife, Kara Owens, and Missy and Frank James acquitted in trial re-enactment The Associated Press INDEPENDENCE A sympathetic jury in period costume repeated history Friday evening, acquitting noted Missouri outlaw Frank James of the shooting death of a stonemason during an 1881 train robbery. An audience crowded with history enthusiasts gave its majority vote for acquittal, too, by raising fans printed with the order: "I say ...Let Him Walk!" A handful of spectators dressed as visiting Kansas Jayhawkers held aloft their fans proclaiming "I say ... Hang Him!" and were met by stony silence. Bob Hawkins, narrator of the re-enactment of Frank James' 1883 trial, quipped: "Let the winds carry you safely home to Kansas!" The performance, featuring Missouri politicians, attorneys and actors as Frank James, his family and friends, prosecutors and defense, was a benefit for the 1859 Jail and Museum on the Independence downtown square. There was never any suspense about the verdict Friday and, some say, about the 1883 decision as well. James' jury was composed husband, Jamie Moreland; two great grandchildren, Jacob Moreland, and Alexa Owens; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 27, 1998, in Wilson-Brim-Daniel Funeral Home, Ash Grove, with Revs. Amy Beth Turner and Herschel Jordan officiating. Interment will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery, Springfield. Friends may call after noon today In the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Luke's United Methodist Church Building Fund, Bois D'Arc, Mo. Fay Leona Rowton Stolp Fay Leona Rowton Stolp, 98, Springfield, passed away at 6:50 a.m. Friday, July 24, 1998, in St. John's Regional Health Center. She was born in Springfield on April 20, 1900, to William Richmond and Susan Richards Rowton. She was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, sang in the church choir and, In earlier years, the Mother Singer's Group. She also was active in PTA work. Preceding her In death were her husband, Elmer L. Stolp; a son, Oran R. Stolp; and a brother, Oran R. Row-ton. Surviving her is a son, Richard L. Stolp and his wife, Susan; a half-brother, Donn R. Rowton and his wife, Marjory, all of Springfield; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Deborah Olson and sons, Jeremy and Darlan, Wisconsin; Richard D. Stolp, wife, Sherry, and children, Richard E. and Deanna Sue, Raleigh, N.C.; Cheryl Lynn Orr, Columbia; Leigh Ann Broeren, Austin, Texas; Terrl Lisa Andrews, McLean, Va.; Tifflnie Bolero, Taylor, Texas; Robert Robertson, Round Rock, Texas; Cliff, Alicia and Christine Andrews, McLean, Va.; and two great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 27, 1998, in Springfield National Cemetery with her son, Rev. Richard Stolp officiating, under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 R.m. today in the funeral ome. Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 900 North Benton, Springfield, Mo. 65802. Marjorie L. Weyer Marjorle L. Weyer, 87, Springfield, died at 6:24 p.m. Friday, July 24, 1998, in St. John's Regional Health Center, after a long Illness. The daughter of Fred and Deanna of nine farmers and three former Confederate soldiers, and all were Democrats. Frank James fought: for the Confederacy and was a Democrat, too, Hawkins noted. When Frank James, played by actor Gregg Higginbotham of Independence, took the stand Friday, he nodded to the all-male jury. ; "Boys," he said in greeting to his fellow Southern sympathizers. "Howdy, Frank," they replied with conspiratorial smiles. Prosecutors raged that Frank James had killed stonemason: Frank McMillan during the robbery, leaving a widow and children. But lead defense attorney John ' Phillips, a Union man, as played by Kansas City lawyer Jim Jeans, derided the principal prosecution witness, a convicted horse thief and robber who had been freed from an Alabama prison to testify. The trial was re-enacted again twice on Saturday. ' ' Organizers hope to net up to $15,000 for the old jail, a popular tourist attraction where Frank James was incarcerated after surrendering to Missouri's governor in October 1882. Campbell, she was bom Dec. 4, 1910, in Christian County, Mo. She was preceded In death by her parents and a brother, Clell Campbell. She Is survived by her husband, Nicholas F. Weyer, to whom she was married April 17, 1954; a niece, Sue Prulett; and two great nephews, Jeff and David Pruiett. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 1998, in Maple Park Cemetery with Dr. Michael McGinnis officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday in Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army. Jessie Dover Wilkinson Jessie Dover Wilkinson, 84, Springfield, died at 7:14 p.m. Monday, July 20, 1998, in Cox Medical Center South following a three month illness. Jessie was born June 24, 1914, in Noble, Mo., to Arthur and Otha Herd and graduated from high school In Thornfield, Mo., in 1930. Jessie was baptised and became a member of the Thornfield Baptist Church at the age of 11. Jessie married George Wilkinson on June 21, 1935, In Ava, Mo., and gave birth to a stillborn daughter, Virginia Elaine, on June 12, 1936. Jessie worked for St. John's Regional Health Center as d supervisor in the kitchen for many years and retired from St. John's in 1975. She is survived by her sister, Frances German, Springfield; her niece, Linda Jackson, Nixa; a nephew, Jeffrey German, Alaska; a nephew, David German, Texas; a niece, Eve Stewart, Springfield; a nephew, Leonard Firebaugh, California; a niece, Jackie Johnson, Springfield; a nephew, Glenn Morris, Fair Grove; a niece, Casey Adams, Savannah, Ga.; numerous great nieces and nephews; and her sisters-in-law, Claudia Johnson, Springfield, Lela Johnson, Squires, Catherine Denney, California, and Amanda Trent, California. Jessie was preceded in death by her husband, George Wilkinson, in 1961; her sister, Bernice Morris In 1994; her nephew, Stuart Firebaugh; her great-nephew, Richard Allan Firebaugh; and another Sireat nephew, James Michael aylor. Services will be held at 1 1 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 1998, In the Southside Baptist Church with Pastor Bud Everett presiding. Burial will be in the Thornfield Cemetery, next to her husband and daughter. No formal visitation is planned. Jessie was a true Christian and spent her life helping others. She will be missed by family and friends and will surely dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Your Complete Guide To Real Estate In The Ozarks. News-Leader For Home Delivery Call 836-1122. JL i v

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