Jerrod William Carr

Funeral Services for Jerrod Carr, age 22, of Thayer, Missouri, will be held Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 2:oo pm in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, in Thayer with Brother Jared Russell officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 12:00 noon until service time.

Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Thayer First Baptist Church Bow Shoot Ministry.

 

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Florence Stewart

Florence Stewart

Florence Stewart

Florence Elizabeth Stewart was born in Mt. Morris, Michigan, the daughter of Donald and Lovina Easlick, on August 6, 1933, and left this world at her home in Doniphan, Missouri, on July 12, 2018, at the age of 84 years.

She was united in marriage on November 5, 1955 in Flint, Michigan to Roy Stewart, who preceded her in death on May 29, 2015.

Florence is survived by seven children, Fern Cotter and husband, Keith of Lansing, Michigan, Della Jentzen and husband, Brian of Lake City, Michigan, Fay Moore and husband, James of Pocohantas, Arkansas, and Wilma Stewart, Doris Garcia, Robin Allison and Wesley Stewart, all of Doniphan, Missouri; one brother, Frank Easlick, Sr. of Kings Mountain, Michigan; one sister, Laura Robbins of Blacksburg, South Carolina; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and great great great grandchildren; other relatives; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Lovina Easlick; her husband, Roy Stewart; one son, Roy C. Stewart Jr.; two sisters, Edith Monroe Dennis and Mae McClure; and two brothers, Donald Mark Easlick, Jr. and Richard Monroe.
Florence was a Christian and a member of the Community of Christ. She loved studying her Bible.

She enjoyed working in crafts of all kinds. Florence was especially known for her embroidery.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be truly missed by her family and all those who knew her.

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Doug Wells

 

Doug Wells

Doug Wells

William Douglas Wells was born in Ravenden springs, Arkansas, the son of Bill and Maudie Wells, on May 18, 1949, and left this world at his home in Myrtle, Missouri on July 1, 2018, at the age of 69 years.

He was united in marriage on June 15, 1968, at Delhalf Church of Christ, to Sherry Honeycutt.

Doug is survived by his wife, Sherry Wells of the home; two children, Keith Wells of Myrtle, Missouri and Tina Risner of Myrtle, Missouri; five grandchildren, Taylor Emberton of Springfield, Missouri, Bradley Risner, Lauryn Risner, Brooklyn Risner and Emmett Cooper, all of Myrtle, Missouri; one sister, Diane Bennett and husband, Clinton; and four brothers, Millard Wells and wife, Donna, Dennis Wells and wife, Mary, Danny Wells and wife, Janet, and Anthony Wells and wife, Dana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Maudie Wells and a brother, Kenneth Wells.

Doug liked to hunt, including hunting with his grandkids. He was a baseball fan, especially the St. Louis Cardinals. He also was known for teasing family and friends.

He was a loving husband, dad, grandpa and friend. He was well known for his smile, laugh, humor and love of helping others. Doug will be missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.

Graveside services will be held Friday, July 6, 2018, at 11:00 AM at Wells Cemetery in Ravenden Springs, Arkansas. Following the graveside service, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Ravenden Springs School.

Interment will be in Wells Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Brenten Cox Warrior Foundation. Donations may be left at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, Missouri or First National Bank in Imboden, Arkansas.

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Joyce Rosekrans

Joyce Rosekrans, age 80, of Thayer, Missouri, died Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. at Shady Oaks Health Care in Thayer, Missouri.

Arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.

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Woodrow Holesapple

Woodrow Holesapple, age 58, of Brandsville, Missouri, died Monday, June 11, 2018, at 7:00 AM at his home in Brandsville.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to defray funeral expenses and may be left at the funeral home.

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Imogene Porter

Imogene and Lawrence Porter - August 26, 1950

Imogene and Lawrence Porter – August 26, 1950

Imogene Iris Porter was born the daughter of John Cyrus Baty and Mary Atchley Baty on November 20,1927, in Bendavis, Missouri, and departed this life June 10, 2018, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 90 years.

She was united in marriage on August 26, 1950, at Springfield, Missouri, to J. Lawrence Porter. They were married over sixty-seven years.

She is survived by her husband, J. Lawrence Porter of the home in Thayer, Missouri; two children, Jamie Read and husband, Vernon of Portland, Oregon, and Myron Porter and wife, Rebecca of Tigard, Oregon; six brothers and sisters, Kermit Baty and wife, Dixie of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, Mary Jo Temple of Cherryvale, Kansas, Johnnie Lou Mahan of Eminence, Missouri, Kay Crisp and husband, Lonnie, Carolyn Pierce and husband, Delbert and Larry Baty and wife, Debbie, all of Bendavis, Missouri; three grandchildren, Gareth Porter of McMinnville Oregon, Blake Porter of Everett, Washington, and Micah Read of Portland, Oregon; one step-granddaughter, Karen Read of Portland, Oregon; one great-grandchild, Lance Porter of Tigard, Oregon; many nieces and nephews; other relatives, and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; nine brothers and sisters, Bonnie Maxwell, Wilma Campbell, Bertie Baty, Hazel Hayes, Eugene Baty, Murlin Baty, Lowell Baty, Montie Baty and Dwyane Baty; and one grandson, Zachary Porter.

Imogene taught in a one-room schoolhouse at Racket Ridge in Texas County before teaching second and third grade in Thayer, Koshkonong and Creve Couer, Illinois. After her teaching career, she joined Lawrence in businesses at Thayer and Yuma, Arizona.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Thayer and taught Sunday School for many years. She loved to study the Bible and memorized large sections of the Bible. She had a strong belief that God would always take care of her.

Imogene was an impressively kind lady and always took care of little old ladies. She also volunteered at Shady Oaks Health Care for many years.

She also liked reading literature and history and often had intellectual discussions with her brother Murlin over books they read.

Imogene loved traveling especially with her husband Lawrence. They traveled hundreds of thousands of miles over 49 states and many provinces in Canada. They returned to Thayer and resumed working in their final business, a fabric store.

She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother and will truly be missed by all who had the privilege to know her.

Funeral services for Imogene Porter will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Bill Bales and Brother Gerald Bounds officiating.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, Missouri.

Interment will be in the Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

 

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Michael R. Martin

 

Michael Martin

Michael Martin

Michael R. Martin was the son of Tom R. Martin and Elaine Waldron Martin. He was born on December 16, 1982, in Manningtown Township, New Jeresey, and departed this life May 28, 2018, at Shady Oaks Health Care Center in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 35 years.

He is survived by ten brothers and sisters, Tim Martin and wife, Lisa of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Tommy Ray “Rusty” Martin, Jr. of Thayer, Missouri, Julie Martin of Thayer, Missouri, Robert Martin of Thayer, Missouri, Sandra Martin of Kennett, Missouri, Marcus Martin of Koshkonong, Missouri, David Martin of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Christopher Martin of Kennett, Missouri, Noah Martin of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and Shonda Martin of Thayer, Missouri; many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Elaine Martin; and one brother, Edward Martin.

Michael loved to be outside, he loved to swim when he was able, and loved to go “bye-bye”.

He was a cherished son and a sweet and loving brother. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Jake Lawrence officiating.

Interment with be in Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Roger Lee Stromatt

Roger Stromatt

Roger Stromatt

Roger Lee Stromatt was born the son of Clifford Stromatt and Maxine Hurt Stromatt on March 4, 1949, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and passed from this life on May 10, 2018, at his home in Koshkonong, Missouri, at the age of 69 years.

He was united in marriage on September 22, 1970, at St. Charles, Missouri, to Vickie Sue Coggins.

He is survived by his wife, Vickie Stromatt of the home in Koshkonong; one son, Roger Stromatt and wife, Tonya of Moulton, Alabama; three daughters, Alicia L. Taylor and husband, Heath of Double Springs, Alabama, Elizabeth Godsey and husband, Nathaniel of Miami, Florida, and Charise Bailey and husband, Bill of Double Springs, Alabama; twelve grandchildren; two great grandchildren; four brothers and sisters, Patricia Stevenson and husband, Robert of Troy, Missouri, Helen Bradley and husband, Ronnie of Missouri, Bobby Stromatt and wife, Judy and Carolyn McDonald and husband, Kenneth, all of Double Springs, Alabama; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Maxine Stromatt; and seven brothers and sisters.

Roger chose to further his education, earning a Master’s Degree in Mechancial Engineering.

He was well known for his expertise in machinery repair. He worked several years for area dealerships and later owned and operated his own successful repair business.

Roger was a cattle farmer, and in his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and conversations with friends. Most of all, he loved time spent with his family, especially the grandkids.

Roger was a man of mechancial knowledge, integrity, and was a loyal friend. He will truly be missed by his family, many friends, and the community in which he lived.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 14, 2018, at 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Kenneth McDonald officiating.

The family will receive friends Monday, May 14th from 6:00 PM until service time at the Funeral Home Chapel.

Services are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Eva Harper

Eva Harper

Eva Harper

Eva Louise (Winn) Harper, the baby of 9, was born September 1, 1924, to James Albert and Mary Belle (Jones) Winn. She united with The Father on May 10, 2018, at Citizens Memorial Health Care Facility in Bolivar, Missouri at the age of 93 years.

In 1942, Eva married Robert John Harper, and to this union 5 children were born.

Eva was a beautiful soul with enough love in her heart to fill the universe. She had sparkling eyes and a smile so bright even the sun was intimated. She loved her heavenly father and all his creation. Her objective in life was to be a godly woman and a loving mother and she mastered them both.

Eva was preceded in death by her parents; eight siblings; her husband; one son, Billy Bruce Harper; one grandson, Daniel Christopher Harper; and son-in-law, Donald Wayne Estes.

She is survived by her children, Bob Harper and wife, Avalyn, Dan Harper, Rosemary Estes, and Marcia Piper and husband, Mike; her grandchildren, Brian and wife, Katrina, Rodney and wife, Leigh, Anna and husband, Clark, Kerry, Lori, Joe and wife, Jennifer, Michael, Leesa and husband, Matt, and Scott and wife, Jennifer; and a host of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Eva’s warm smile and loving hugs were a special gift. If you have had the privilege of knowing her, you have been smiled upon by God.

Funeral services for Mrs. Harper will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Reverend Darrell Mitchell officiating.

The family will receive friends Saturday, May 12th from 1:00 PM until service time at the Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will be in Walker Cemetery, near Thayer, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Murl Dean Lee

Murl Lee

Murl Lee

Murl Dean Lee was born the son of William A. Lee and Nora Ella Armor Lee on April 25, 1935, in Decatur, Illinois, and departed this life May 5, 2018, at Brooke Haven Healthcare in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 83 years.

He was united in marriage on August 30, 1982, at Decatur, Illinois, to Sandra M. Straight.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Lee of Myrtle, Missouri; his favorite daughter, Vonda Joy Smith of Decatur, Illinois and grandchildren, Jacob and Jason Smith and Judi Wood; twin sons, Lynn “Marty” Martin Lee and Glen “Eddy” Edward Lee, both of Oakley, Illinois; four step-sons, Kevin P. Crum and wife, Paula of Koshkonong, Missouri, Todd R. Koszesza and wife, Sherry of Oreana, Illinois, Aaron G. Crum and wife, Judy of Decatur, Illinois, and Timothy B. Crum of Decatur, Illinois; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; one sister, Genevieve Klopfenstein of West Burlington, Iowa; a special friend, Vicki Donaldson; several nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Nora Lee; two sisters, Inez McCoy and Laura Stanley; and four brothers, James Lee, Dennis Lee, Vondal Lee, and Clifton Lee.

Murl was a machine repairman, working for over forty years for Müeller Company in Illinois.

He loved spring, when he and some friends would go turkey hunting, frog gigging and turtle hunting. Murl loved to make people laugh especially at family get-togethers.

He was a member of Dellhalf Church of Christ and will be missed by his family and all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Lee’s memory, to Brook Haven Healthcare Special Needs Unit in West Plains. These may be left at the funeral home or at Brook Haven.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Mike Stone officiating.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 2:00 PM until service time at 3:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, Missouri.

Interment will be at a later date at Harristown Cemetery in Decatur, Illinois with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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