Daniel Roloson

Daniel Roloson, 87, West Plains, Missouri died February 4, 2018 at NHC Nursing Home in West Plains.

Services for Daniel Roloson will be held Friday, February 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Latter Day Saints in West Plains.

A short visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 before the service starts.

Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, West Plains.

 

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Lois Burgess

Graveside services for Lois Burgess, 96, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2018, at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Marion Bunch and Dollie Thornton Bunch, on July 10, 1921 in Douglas County, Missouri and died January 15, 2018 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage July 5, 1941 in Salem, Arkansas to Lawrence (Sonny) Burgess, who preceded her in death October 5, 1995.

She is survived by two children, Kenneth Burgess and wife Sondra,, West Plains, Missouri, and Nancy Schauffler, Holts Summit, Missouri; one sister, Shirley Gilbert and husband, Dale, Kansas City, Missouri; sister-in-law, Charlene Bunch, Duncan, Oklahoma; son-in-law, Jerry Haslett, Kansas City, Missouri; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one daughter, Barbara Haslett; three brothers, Hershal Bunch, Troy Bunch, and Bill Bunch; sons-in-law, Thomas Schauffler and Bob Bryant; one granddaughter, Belinda Williams and one great grandson, Zakary Pennington.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery, and can be left at the funeral home.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri (near Olden, Missouri) under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

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Erman E. Edmonds

Erman E. Edmonds

Erman E. Edmonds, son of the late Charlie Edmonds and Bertha Bartley Edmonds, was born October 3, 1935 in Dora, Missouri and died January 9, 2018 in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 82 years.

He is survived by his brother, Paul Edmonds, of West Plains, Missouri; his niece Dawn Cotter and husband Jody, Mountain Home, Arkansas; nephew Marty Mayfield and wife April, West Plains, Missouri, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two nephews, Darrell E. Smith and David E. Smith, both of West Plains, Missouri.

Erman lived most of his life in Kansas City, Missouri, and proudly worked in the concrete industry as a member of the Construction and General Laborer’s Local Union No. 264, retiring after thirty-six years of service.

After some years of retirement, he moved to West Plains in 2009 to be closer to family. Moving back to the West Plains area, and being able to visit with family and old friends, made him very happy. Erman lived an independent life in Kansas City and in West Plains, and was able to care for himself until the last few months. He always enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 10:00 aat Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Visitation will be Monday, January 15, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be at Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Douglas County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Erman E. Edmonds

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Donley Morrison

Donley Morrison

Preston Donley Morrison, son of the late Lloyd Morrison and Gertrude Hunt Morrison, was born on June 27, 1946, in Springfield Missouri. He passed from this world on January 6, 2018, at the age of 71 years.

He graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1964. After graduating he joined the United States Coast Guard. While stationed at Sabine Pass, Texas, he met the love of his life, Darlene Rabe. They were married in Port Arthur, Texas on August 21, 1971. After his Coast Guard service, he returned to his home in West Plains, Missouri and joined the family business of Morrison Lumber. Throughout the years, he worked with his father, Lloyd, mother, Gertrude, and brother Rayburn until the closing and his retirement from the lumber business in November 2013, after 48 years. While there he helped and made many friends in the area. He served 3 terms on the Richards R-5 school board and was very proud of his district. Donley enjoyed working on his farm, tending to his cattle and selling small square bales of hay to many in the area. He loved being “Grampy” to his three grandchildren, making homemade ice cream for family events, taking the time to enjoy his boat on Lake Norfork and getting together with his “old classmates” every Thursday. He was a member of the West 160 Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Morrison of the family home; two children Dr. Brian Morrison and wife Jodi, of West Plains, Holly Neill and husband, Eric, of Springfield, Missouri; three grandchildren, Afton Morrison, Leif Neill, and Alec Morrison; one brother Rayburn Morrison and wife Cynthia; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother and sister, father-in-law, Andrew Rabe, and mother-in-law, Carolyn Rabe.

Services with be held on Wednesday, January 10th, 7:00 p.m., at Carter’s Funeral Home in West Plains, Mo. Graveside and military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 11th, at Smith Chapel Cemetery, Zanoni, Missouri.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Smith Chapel Cemetery, the Donley Morrison Endowment Fund for Richards Early Childhood Center, or the US Coast Guard Auxillary.

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Wayne W. Thompson

 

Wayne W. Thompson passed away peacefully after a short illness on November 22, 2017 at Brooke Haven Nursing Home.

He died shortly after celebrating his 90 birthday. He had a card shower with over 100 cards.

He was born Oct, 2, 1927 to the late Otis A. Thompson and Virgie M. Weatherly Thompson.

He was a lifetime resident of West Plains. He was called Grandad by great-niece Linda Brown, great-nephews Scott Brown, Johnny Spencer, Joey Spencer, Chris Trimble, Lee Fox & Darren Fox. He was Uncle Wayne to a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and great-great-great nieces and nephews.

He was a volunteer at Ozarks Medical Center from 1988 to 2008. He also worked with youth juveniles in Judicial District 37 of West Plains, Missouri from 2010 to 2015.

He became a member of the Masonic Lodge – Sheffield 627 of Kansas City in 1967 and in 2010 transferred to the Thomasville unit.

He is survived by a sister Dorothy and Neil Jones, brother-in-law Clyde and Maxine Napier, brother-in-law Billy and Lena Napier and sister-in-law Lola Napier.

Those who preceded him in death was his loving wife Laverne (Napier) Thompson, his parents Otis and Virgie Thompson, a sister Ruby Lassiter, and brothers Wendall, Othel, and Don.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in West Plains, Missouri. There will also be Masonic Rites before the service.

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James “Jim” Wayne Sutton

James “Jim” Wayne Sutton

James “Jim” Wayne Sutton, born to James Lee and Sharon Lee Sutton on April 20, 1958, at the Methodist Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. Passed away at age 59 on the morning of Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 9:40 am at the Jordan Creek Nursing Facility in Springfield, Missouri, after a prolonged illness.

Jim was married to Martha Delenna “Deana” Moss, daughter of Lee and Wanda Moss, on March 11, 1978, in Peoria, Illinois, at the Westlake Church of Christ. They were married 35 years until Martha’s passing on March 6, 2013, at the age of 57.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Lee Sutton, and his wife, Martha Delenna (Moss) Sutton.

Jim is survived by his younger sister, Teri Lynn, his only sibling, and his elderly father, James Lee (age 84) who are both living in Arizona.

Jim was a manufacturing engineer most of his adult working life and specialized in tool design and PLC programming. Jim belonged to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Chapter 321 of Springfield, Missouri, and served in several leadership positions within the chapter over a number of years.

Wherever they lived and worked, Jim and Deana always attended the local Church of Christ. The place they attended together before falling ill was the Sunset Church of Christ in Springfield, Missouri. Jim loved old-time gospel songs. One of his favorite recollections was his Grandfather’s song leading at church while growing up. Specifically: “Heaven Holds All To Me,” ” No Tears in Heaven,” and “I’ll Fly Away.” He wanted these songs to be sung at his funeral service.

Jim and Deana knew each other most of their young lives, as their families attended the same congregations throughout the years growing up. After marrying, Jim and Denna traveled and worked in different places around the country. For a time they lived and worked in West Plains before eventually settling for more than twenty years in Springfield, Missouri.

Jim will be laid to rest beside his wife, Martha Delenna (Moss) Sutton at the Elijah Church of Christ cemetery on Saturday, November 18, 2017. His wife’s family has lived and worked in this area for more than 100 years and Jim and Deana had very strong emotions and ties to this area. This was their final wish to be interred at Elijah.

Funeral services for James Sutton will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Elijah Church of Christ, Elijah, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.

Burial will be at Elijah Cemetery, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

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Harvey Crotts

 

Harvey Crotts

Funeral services for Harvey Crotts, 82, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 11, 2017, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Charles Morris officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

He was born the son of the late Thomas Crotts and Ida Roberts Crotts, on May 24, 1935 in Elizabeth, Arkansas and died November 8, 2017 in West Plains, Missouri.

He was united in marriage June 11, 1955 in Salem, Arkansas to Norma Morris.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Morris Crotts, of the home,West Plains, Missouri; two children, Kathy Hobbs and husband Gary, West Plains, Missouri and Lisa Newcomb and husband Darryl, West Plains, Missouri; three grandchildren, Nicole Wallace and husband Adam, Branson, Missouri; Jonathan Martin, Springfield, Missouri, and Jamie Hobbs and wife Kayla, Mount Pleasant, Michigan; two great grandchildren, Kira Hobbs and Arianne Hobbs, both of Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Doyle Theodore, and Herbert Crotts.

He attended the Assembly of God Church.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 10, 2017 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

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Lance Rhoads

Lance Rhoads

Lance Rhoads , son of Carl Rhoads and Aretta Cloinger Rhoads, was born January 31, 1985 in West Plains, Missouri and died October 26, 2017 in , at the age of 32 years.

He is survived by his parents Carl Rhoads and Aretta Cloinger Rhoads;, West Plains, Missouri; two children, Haylie Rhoads and Tyler Rhoads, both of West Plains, Missouri, and one sister, Misty Brege and husband David, West Plains, Missouri.

He liked to hunt and fish and loved spending time with his family.

Graveside services for Lance Rhoads will be Monday, October 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m. at Amy Union Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, with Reverend David Ball officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

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Wanda Lee Hill

 

Wanda Lee Hill, daughter of the late Burley and Lela Gladys Collins, was born February 21, 1940 in Siloam Springs, Missouri and died October 21, 2017 peacefully at her home.

She was married in Kansas City to Robert Lee Hill, who preceded her in death on July 14, 2000.

In 1975, Wanda and family moved back to her hometown to finish raising the family. Before her retirement, she worked as an LPN at Beverly Health Care. She was an amazing mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, sister-in-law and friend. She loved reading books, playing cards in the company of her family and tending to the needs of her loved ones.

She is survived by four children, Robin Collins, Donna Collins, Gary Hill and Bobby Hill and wife Heather; eleven grandchildren, Anna Michel and husband Mark, Tommy Gene Collins II and wife Amanda, Justin Collins, Melissa Collins and fiance Matt Arnett, Carie Collins, Gary Hill II, Stephanie Maggard and husband Tony, Joey Barbrow and partner Kendra Thompson, Kirsten Butts and husband Cory, Jacob Kalina-Hill and wife Amanda, Kaitlyn Hill and fiance Justin Casillas, Kylee Hill; eighteen great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents; her husband; one son, Charles (Chuck) Hill, daughter-in-law Vicki Brown, son-in-law Tommy Collins; five sisters, Reola Keene, Loise Collins, Lois Collins, Lois White, Edith Britt, and Mable Collins; four brothers, Roy Wheat, Leslie Collins, Basil Collins, and Charles Collins, and one great great granddaughter, Phoenix Michel preceded her in death.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pumpkin Center Fire Department.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

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Evelyn M. Cook

Evelyn M. Cook

Evelyn M. Cook, daughter of the late Cecil Miller and Mary Campbell Miller, was born September 4, 1931 in West Plains, Missouri and died October 15, 2017 in Mountain. Home, Arkansas at the age of 86 years.

She was united in marriage in the state of Wisconsin to Willis Cook, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by three children, Judy Smith and husband Fay, Lovespark, Illinois; Kathy Nystrom and husband Dick, Cherry Valley, Illinois, and Phyllis Hodges and husband James, Mountain Home, Arkansas, and special daughter, Deloris Campbell and husband Carl, West Plains, Missouri; one sister, Fern Celli, Sacramento, California; three grandchildren, Rodney Nystrom, Rockford, Illinois; Michele VanFleet, South Beloit, Illinois, and Christopher Gregory, Rockford, Illinois; three great grandchildren, Zachary Lindblom, state of Washington; Darin VanFleet, South Beloit, Illinois, and Kaytie VanFleet, South Beloit, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; seven sisters and one brother.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great gramdchildren. She loved to watch the hummingbirds at their feeder, watching television, and linen painting.

Funeral services for Evelyn M. Cook will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri, with Amber Tooley officiating.

Visitation time will be on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri.

Burial will be in Huddleston Cemetery, Oregon County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains, Missouri.

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