Leslie Fred Brashear

Funeral services for Leslie Fred Brashear, 83, Koshkonong, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

He was born the son of the late Cecil Brashear and Lela Day Brashear, on April 25, 1934 in Adren, Oregon and died June 13, 2017 in Thayer, Missouri.

He is survived by five children, Jerry Brashear and wife Dolly, Koshkonong, Missouri, Jeannie Morris and husband Mike, Thayer, Missouri, Patty Johnson and husband Michael, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Continue reading

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Ellouise Morton

Ellouise Morton

Ellouise Morton

Ellouise Morton died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the National Health Care Nursing Home in West Plains, Missouri.

She was born October 5, 1926 in Dora, Missouri to Homer and Dorothy Warren Luna.

She was united in marriage September 26, 1942 to Jimmie Birdsong, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by sons, Jerry Birdsong and Jarrett Birdsong and wife Donna; sister, Rozelle Partida; brother, Bernie Luna and wife Wanda; granddaughters, Sherrie Taylor, Cindy Thompson, Julie Clark, and Rachelle Caraway, and Kari Leroy; five great grandchildren, and many friends.

During WWII she was a piston inspector at the Pratt and Whitney Factory in Kansas City. Many remember her as a cook in the Dora School cafeteria.

She enjoyed her artwork and everyone was glad to receive her handmade cards. She gave art classes to nursing home patients in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

She is preceded in death by her parents; three husbands; sons, Gerald Birdsong and Rickey Birdsong; Continue reading

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Dorotha E. Romans

Dorotha Romans

Dorotha Romans

Funeral services for Dorotha E. Romans, 97, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains with Reverend Ronnie Wheeler officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Cleve Redburn and Effie Jane King Redburn, on December 11, 1919 in Howell County, Missouri and died June 4, 2017 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage April 29, 1939 in Elk Creek, Missouri to Hurvil L. Romans, who preceded her in death January 14, 1998.

She is survived by four children, Odessia Wheeler, Charles Romans, Virgil Romans, and Rebecca Romans Hundley; fourteen grandchildren; Continue reading

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David Henry Hill

David Henry Hill

David Henry Hill

David Henry Hill, son of the late Reverend A. B. Hill and Esther L. Wilcox Hill, was born May 20, 1932 in Santa Paula, California and died May 31, 2017 at his home in West Plains, Missouri.

He was united in marriage on June 1, 1953 to Josie Willadean Watts in Pocahontas, Arkansas.

He is survived by his wife Josie Willadean Hill; three sons, Paul James Hill and wife Teresa; Thomas Bealfred Hill and wife Sandy; Timothy Dale Hill and wife Karen; one brother, James Hill and sister, Evelyn Marshall; twelve grandchildren, Matthew Hill, Joshua Hill, Sharon DeVore, Sarah Dillon, Rachel Keiss, Michael Hill, Mary McCallister, Andrew Hill, Allegra Hill, Chase Briscoe, Continue reading

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Randy Ira Peek

 

Randy Ira Peek

Randy Ira Peek

Randy Ira Peek was born on August 30, 1952 in Longmont, Colorado to Don and Agnes Peek, and went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Randy was the youngest boy to his siblings, Gloria, Rita, and Paula. He has two grown sons from a prior marriage, Billy Joe Peek, age 44, and Gary (Pete) Peek, age 41. He also has three step-children, Travis, Charlie, and Telesa Joe, whom he enjoyed spending time with. He also loved spending time with all of his grandchildren.
Randy is preceded in death by his loving parents; an infant son, Justin Ira Peek, and two brothers-in-law, Jack Hill and Gordon Taylor.

Randy graduated from Longmont High School. He began working in the Cement Foundation, and Construction Field, Continue reading

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Barbara A. Hollingshad

Barbara A. Hollingshad

Barbara A. Hollingshad

Barbara A. Hollingshad, 72, West Plains, Missouri died April 23, 2017 at her home in West Plains, Missouri, following a short illness.

She was born March 16, 1945, daughter of Joseph and Mary Lou (Cropper) Scoggin.

She was united in marriage on May 16, 1966 to Jerry Hollingshad in Miami, Oklahoma. Together they owned and operated Pop-A-Top and On-the-Run Pizza in Dora, Missouri for eleven years.

Barbara worked many jobs throughout her life, but her favorite role was being a homemaker and loving grandma. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, quilting, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband Jerry of the family home; one son, Ray and his wife Sally of Springfield, Missouri; one daughter, Jo Beth and her husband Doug of O’Fallon, Missouri; five grandchildren, Zachary, Ethan, and Amelia Hollingshad, and Shelby and Ella Brown; Continue reading

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Nadine Bernice Armstrong

Nadine Bernice Armstrong

Nadine Bernice Armstrong

Nadine Bernice Armstrong, 93, of West Plains, Missouri, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017. She was born in Bexar, Arkansas, on May 18, 1923, to Morrison and Myrlte Harris. After graduating from West Plains High School in 1940, she went to work for the Rural Electric Authority (REA). During that time, she received her pilot’s license and quickly became notorious for flying under the Tecumseh, Missouri, bridge.

Nadine married Richard Alvin Armstrong in 1946 and was married 42 years until his death in 1988. Together they lived in Calico Rock, Arkansas, where they owned the Armstrong Drug Store, installing the pharmacy’s first soda fountain in 1948. Subsequently, they returned to West Plains, Missouri, where Nadine raised three chidlren and began a career with the Division of Social Services. She decided to continue her education at the West Plains Residence Center, graduating from SMS in 1972. She was a field auditor for the Missouri Division of Employment Security where she retired after 26 years of service.

After her retirement, Nadine enjoyed playing golf where she achieved golf’s ultimate prize, making a hole in one. She enjoyed reading to elementary school children and traveling with friends to Tunica. She was an avid reader. She loved to cook and took pride in her breads, rolls, pies and cakes. Most of all, she enjoyed and loved her grandchildren, Chase, Lauren, Annie and Tanner.

Nadine is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Alvin Armstrong; her daughter, Ann Harris Armstrong-Haren; and her brothers Junior Harris and Calvin Harris. She is survived by her son, Dick Armstrong of Indian Rocks Beach, Florida and his long term girlfriend, Bren Cook; Continue reading

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Geneva Trantham

 

Geneva Trantham

Geneva Trantham

Funeral services for Geneva Trantham, 78, Koshkonong, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri.

She was born the daughter of the late Walter Mayfield and Thelma Bartley Mayfield, on November 18, 1938 in Ramona, Oklahoma and died March 19, 2017 in Koshkonong, Missouri.

She was united in marriage July 7, 1959 in West Plains, Missouri to Leroy Trantham.

She is survived by her husband, Leroy Trantham, of the home, Koshkonong, Missouri; one son, Charles Trantham and wife Alice, Hawk Point, Missouri; one brother, Norman Mayfield and wife Evelyn, Lake Side, Oregon; one sister, Loeta Watson, West Plains, Missouri; Continue reading

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Helen A. Harlan

Helan A. Harlan

Helen A. Harlan

Funeral services for Helen AnnaMae Harlan, 86,, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Brother Bobby Ryan officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Clelly Jackson and Gussie Madden Jackson, on June 3, 1930 in Flint, Michigan and died March 17, 2017 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage September 8, 1953 in Lincoln, Illinois to John H. Harlan, who preceded her in death December 28, 2014.

She is survived by six children, Billy Jackson and wife Sarah, Springfield, Missouri; Bobby Henson and wife Pat, Kansas City, Missouri; Dennis Henson and wife Sue, West Plains, Missouri; Kathy Bentzel, Alton, Missouri; Johnny Harlan and wife Judy, West Plains, Missouri, and Debbie Schultz and husband Willie, Caney, Kansas; Continue reading

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Rose Ledbetter

 

Rose Ledbetter

Rose Ledbetter

Rose Ledbetter, daughter of the late Weston Lamb and step dad, Harvey Routh and mother, Betty Van Wagoner Routh, was born June 30, 1943 in Flint, Michigan and died March 16, 2017 in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 73 years.
She was united in marriage February 1, 2002 to Dean Ledbetter.

She is survived by her husband, Dean Ledbetter, of the home, West Plains, Missouri; her mother, Betty Routh, Las Vegas, Nevada; four children, Dallas Selby and wife Barbara, Willow Springs, Missouri; John Selby and wife Kimberly, Mountain View, Missouri; Rose Waldrup and husband, Tom, Highlandville, Missouri, and Sunshine Ledbetter, West Plains, Missouri; one brother, Lee Harmon, Las Vegas, Nevada; three sisters, Margo Seibert Coney and husband, Terrel, Kingman, Arizona; Roxanne “Rocky” Dusenbery, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Alice Selby, Vanburen, Arkansas; nine grandchildren, Nicole Beltz and husband David, West Plains, Missouri; Continue reading

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