Wanda Mae Frost Taylor

Wanda May Frost Taylor

Wanda Mae Frost Taylor

Funeral Services for Wanda Mae Frost Taylor, 84, Pomona, Missouri, will be 10:00am Monday, July 25, 2016, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains with the Brother Rick Rutledge officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

She was born the daughter of Riley Blankenship and Dorothy Turner Blankenship on September 23, 1931 in Alton , Missouri and died July 22, 2016 in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 84 years.

She was united in marriage March 18, 1947 in Alton, Missouri, to Joy Frost who preceded her in death on September 16, 1988. She was united in marriage March 11, 1995 in West Plains, Missouri to William Taylor.

She is survived by her husband, William Taylor, of the home, in Pomona, Missouri; one daughter, Lyna Ballentine of Wright City, Missouri; one son, Tony Frost and wife, Carmelita of Pomona, Missouri; one grandson, Steven Smith and wife, Becky of Battlecreek, Michigan; one granddaughter, Leonila Fazzino and husband, Anthony of Springfeld, Missouri; three great granddaughters, Christara Smith of Denver, Colorado, Carmelita Smith of Springfield, Missouri, and her latest great granddaughter, Sicily Fazzino of Springfeld Missouri, whom she greatly enjoyed; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joy Frost; her parents Riley Blankenship and Dorothy Turner Blankenship; and two sisters, Beaulah Deckard and Betty Holmes.

She was an employed by Mountain View Fabrication for several years making coin acceptors. She was of the Pentecostal faith and will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will truly be missed.

Family visitation will be Sunday 6-8pm.
Burial will be in Bailey Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

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Jean Bohrer Davidson

Jean Davidson

Jean Davidson

Jean Bohrer Davidson (Age 91) died on July 21, 2016 in her beloved hometown of West Plains, Missouri.

A native of West Plains, MO she was born on June 10th, 1925 the daughter of Charles R. Bohrer and
Linnie Arnold Bohrer.

She graduated from West Plains High School with the class of 1943 and was always proud to be a Zizzer. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor degree from Rollins College where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She received her Masters Degree in Education from Drury University and taught Senior English at West Plains High School for 20 years. She took pride in her own self-proclaimed nickname of “Mean Jean”. Many of her students returned to visit her after attending college to thank her for being “Mean Jean” by preparing them for the challenges of college English.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she played the organ for 16 years. She was a “50 Year” member of Chapter CM of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She enjoyed serving as a member of the Ozark Public Television Board of Directors for a number of years.

Playing bridge, playing tennis, going to professional tennis matches, and traveling were the joys of her life. For a number of years after retiring she and her husband, Boze, traveled and made friends all over the world. Her advice was always that “if you get a chance to go somewhere, go”.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, John L. Brown, Charleston, South Carolina, husband Carrick “Boze” Davidson, brother Dr. Charles A. Bohrer, and sister Judith Bohrer Minderman.

Survivors include her sons John L. Davidson, of St. Louis, M0, wife Diane; Richard J. “Dick” Davidson, West Plains, wife Nancy, Charles Carrick Brooke-Davidson, Wimberley, TX, wife Jennifer; grandchildren Richard C. Davidson, Lori Davidson Dimun, husband Ross, Linnie Davidson, Anne Davidson, Tradd Davidson, wife Stephanie, Emma Brooke-Davidson, and Kate Brooke Davidson; greatgrandchildren Savannah Jean, Harper Anne, and Charlie Davidson; Sister-in-law Doris S. Bohrer; brother-in-law Dick Minderman; nephews Frank C. James and Jason P. Bohrer; several great nieces and nephews; and longtime family friend Matt Negri, St. Louis, MO.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM at Carter Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 27th. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations made be made to the Chapter CM of the P.E.O. scholarship fund or the West Plains Public Library.

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Thomas Kruzen

Thomas Kruzen

Thomas Kruzen

Thomas Kruzen, 69, Mountain View, Missouri, died July 15, 2016 at his home in Mountain View, Missouri.

He was married September 9, 1978 in Green Island, Iowa to Debbie Wickboldt.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie “Angel” Kruzen of the home; three children, Keiron, Tristan, and Maia; four grandchildren, Liam, Zander, Austin, and Annabel, and one brother Darrel Kruzen.

He served in the Peace Corp in India in 1969. Over his lifetime he has helped and touched many, many lives all over the world.

There will be a Celebration of Life at a later time in the spring of next year.

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Nelson D. Ruger

Nelson D. Ruger

Nelson D. Ruger

Graveside services for Nelson Duane Ruger, 85, West Plains, Missouri, will be Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Elk Creek Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, with Pastor Dale Brown officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

He was born the son of the late Vernon Ruger and Anna Hicks Ruger, on January 23, 1931 in Kingston, Pennsylvania and died July 15, 2016 in West Plains, Missouri.

He was united in marriage November 10, 1953 in Tunkhanock, Pennsylvania to Barbara Sands.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Sands Ruger, of the home, West Plains, Missouri; three sons, Gene Ruger and wife Patsy, and Dale Ruger, all of West Plains, Missouri, and Allen Ruger and wife Debbie of Ceres, California; seven grandchildren and step grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. Continue reading

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Carolyn Lancaster

Carolyn Lancaster

Carolyn Lancaster

Funeral services for Carolyn Lancaster, 67, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Joseph Girdley officiating.

She was born the daughter of Raymond Girdley and Beatrice Hart Girdley, on December 15, 1948 in West Plains, Missouri and died June 16, 2016 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage June 16, 1969 in West Plains, Missouri to Michael Lancaster, who preceded her in death December 9, 2014.

She is survived by two children, Michael Lancaster and his wife Sarah, Pottersville, Missouri, and Heather Arvidson and her husband Walter, West Plains; ten grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Continue reading

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Brenda Tucker

Brenda Tucker, 59, West Plains, Missouri, died June 12, 2016 at her home in West Plains, Missouri.

She was born the daughter of the late Gerald Tucker and Helen Akins Tucker, on April 18, 1957 in Rockford, Illinois.
She is survived by two children, Jerry Taylor, Springfield, Missouri and Shawn Tucker, West Plains, Missouri; one brother, Bob Tucker and wife Julie, Doniphan, Missouri; five sisters, Carol Kight and husband, Clifford, West Plains, Missouri; Phyllis Worthington, Springfield, Missouri; Sharon Pankey and husband, Bertie, West Plains, Missouri; Debbie Hubbard, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and Kay Robinson and husband, Vaden, Camdenton, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Jacob Anderson, Willow Springs, Missouri; Annastasia Tucker, West Plains, Missouri, and Jaden Emberton, Springfield, Missouri; four special friends, Diana Wiley, Sharon Owens, Donna Taylor, and Rhonda Powell. Continue reading

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David Eugene Smith

David Eugene Smith

David Eugene Smith

Funeral services for David Eugene Smith, 43, West Plains, Missouri, will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains with Ty Cotter officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

He was born the son of the late George Eugene Smith and Wanda Lee Edmonds Smith, on October 12, 1972 in Kansas City, Kansas and died May 27, 2016 in West Plains, Missouri.

He was united in marriage July 19, 2013 in West Plains, Missouri to Caitlin Harris.

He is survived by his wife, Caitlin Harris Smith, of the home, West Plains, Missouri; one daughter, Brittany LaDawn Hayes and husband Andrew, West Plains, Missouri; two brothers, George L. Smith and wife Janet, Olathe, Kansas and Marty Mayfield and wife April, West Plains; four sisters, Marla Humble, Olathe, Kansas, Pat Archambeau and husband, Kenny, Olathe, Kansas, Monna Newman, Olathe, Kansas, and Dawn Cotter and husband Jody, Mountain Home, Arkansas. Continue reading

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William Lee Collins

Graveside services for William Lee Collins, 65, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Siloam Springs Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

He was born the son of Anna Jean Collins and the late Basil Odell Collins, on July 24, 1950 in Howell County, Missouri and died May 26, 2016 in West Plains, Missouri.

He was united in marriage December 16, 1968 in Kansas City, Missouri to Glenda Sue Collins, who preceded him in death July 26, 2015.

He is survived by his mother Anna Jean Collins, West Plains; three children, Kevin Lee Collins and wife Darcy Lou, West Plains, Missouri, William James Odell Collins, West Plains, Missouri, and Crystal Twenter and Eric, Stover, Missouri; four brothers, Ricky Lynn McCutcheon, West Plains, Missouri, Jeff, Rocky and Tony Collins all of the state of California, and one sister, Millie Aldridge, Willow Springs, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Cody, Clayton, Chase, Laci, Lexi, Lane, and Lakin; six great grandchildren, Jake, Emma, Eve, Jaci, Tyce, and Kenleigh.

He was preceded in death by his father Basil Odell Collins and one brother, Ronnie Dale McCutcheon.

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Martha Jane “Janie” Parrish

Martha Jane "Janie" Parrish

Martha Jane “Janie” Parrish

Martha Jane (Janie) Parrish was born July 24, 1934 and parted from this world May 25, 2016 at NHC, West Plains.

She was a life long resident of West Plains, Missouri. She worked at Eaton Mfg. in West Plains for twenty-five years, retiring in 1996. She then worked part time in the middle school cafeteria for many years. She enjoyed the children very much.

She is survived by her son Don Parrish and wife Kathy; her sister, Dorotha Langston; three grandchildren; eight great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Continue reading

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Thomas Ova Mooney

Thomas Ova Mooney, 65, West Plains, Missouri died May 5, 2016 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Graveside services for Mr. Mooney will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at New Salem Cemetery, Oregon County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

There will be a visitation time on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.  Then will leave immediately for the cemetery commital.

 

 

 

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