Ronald Wayne Trobaugh

Ronald Wayne Trobaugh

Ronald Wayne Trobaugh, 67, of Koshkonong, Missouri was born on November 7, 1952 in Kansas City, Missouri, the first child of Walter and Pauline (Murphy) Trobaugh. There the family resided until moving to the country just a few miles west of Thayer, MO in 1968. Ronald finished his education at Koshkonong High School, where he enjoyed playing baseball, and graduated in 1970.

He was called to duty by his country, serving in the United States Army from 1970 to 1972. Following his service, he worked for a time for the United States Forest Service, worked at his father’s sawmill, and worked with his father in construction on many buildings and homes in Thayer, Mammoth Spring and Cherokee Village, including, ironically, Carter Funeral Home.

In 1976 he was married to Rosemary Staley, and though the union did not last a lifetime, they gifted the world with two amazing sons, Jody Trobaugh and Gabriel (Gabe) Trobaugh.

Ron was interested in many things and tried his hand at small dairy farming and raising hogs. He worked at a local sawmill and eventually went into business for himself, running his own sawmill until his health forced him to retire in 1996.

In 1993 fate brought Ron together with Theresa (Chris) Cushing and her ten year old son, Nathan, who he treated as his own. After 14 years together, Ron and Chris were married on September 29, 2007, the anniversary of their first date. During the course of their 27 years together, Ron and Chris added two young toddlers, nephews, to their home, and Adam and Alex Rosseau grew up calling them Dad and Mom.

He loved so many things in life. Family first, wife, children and grandkids. He loved Nascar, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Chiefs. He loved coaching his kids in Little League when they were young and watching his grandkids play sports. Ron liked to watch old westerns and read western books. Auctions were a favorite pastime and he loved cars. He was a Ford man and dreamed of one day restoring his 63 ½ Ford Galaxie. His story telling about the past is something his family will cherish – so many stories.

Ron is survived by his wife, Chris Trobaugh; his sons, Jody Trobaugh and Gabe Trobaugh (Becka); his adopted “sons”, Adam and Alex Rosseau; his sister, Linda (Trobaugh) Wheeler; his grandchildren, Ireland, Paige, Asa, Bailey, McKinna and Evan; several cousins, nieces and nephews and their children; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Pauline Trobaugh; his brother, James Ray Trobaugh; and his stepson, Nathan Cushing.

Funeral services for Ronald Wayne Trobaugh will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother John Holesapple officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

Burial will be in Wayside Cemetery in Koshkonong, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Daisy Marie Mills Mulkey

Daisy Marie Mills Mulkey

Daisy Marie Mills Mulkey, 91, was born the daughter of George Mills and Cora Norman Mills on July 8, 1928 in Couch, Missouri and departed this life February 5, 2020 at her home in West Plains, Missouri.

Daisy was united in marriage to Howard Mulkey on September 8, 1946 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and they shared sixty-one years together until his death.

Daisy was survived by and blessed with 5 children, Ray (Marcia) Mulkey, Springfield, Missouri; Steve (Daryl) Mulkey, Nampa, Idaho; Mark (Barb) Mulkey, West Plains, Missouri; Frances (Tim) Gingles, Peculiar, Missouri; Carol (Mike) Ford; Peace Valley, Missouri; 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and three sisters-in-law Verdie Mills, Kay Mills, and Rosemarie Mulkey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 5 brothers, Elgin Mills, Noel Mills, Jim Mills, Bob Mills, George Mills and 2 sisters, Myrtle Martin and Edna Mills.

Daisy’s main priority in life was her family, she made sure they had everything they needed and that her needs came last. Spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren brought her great joy.

Daisy had unwavering faith in God and is remembered by sitting in the church pews asking for prayer for her family, church family, and the nation. She loved reading her bible daily until she was no longer able to.

She enjoyed board games and was a dedicated sports fan. You could guarantee that she would be watching Cardinals baseball on TV and if you called, you would get a run down on what was going on.

She was an excellent cook and took pride in passing down her knowledge to her children. She loved to sew and made her daughter’s Sunday dresses and school clothes. She was well known for producing beautiful quilts and enjoyed sharing them with her family and friends.

Daisy will be remembered for her strong devotion to her husband, children, and faith. Her memory will live long in our hearts.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2:00pm at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in West Plains.
Visitation will be 1:00pm Wednesday until service time.
Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery, Couch, Missouri.

 

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Robert T. Thornbrugh

Robert T. Thornbrugh, age 80, of Thayer, Missouri, died at 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at his home in Thayer, Missouri.  Arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri

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Thomas Eugene Porter

Thomas Eugene Porter, age 63, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, died at 11:29 a.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri.  Arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.

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George Noel McFann

George Noel McFann

George Noel McFann was born in Randolph County, Arkansas, the son of George Morton McFann and Della Taylor McFann on September 28, 1922 and departed this life on January 11, 2020 at Shepherd’s View in Alton, Missouri, at the age of 97 years.

He was united in marriage to Evalena Cox on July 7, 1951 in Pocahontas, Arkansas.

Noel is survived by his wife, Evalena McFann; his daughter, Adell Morris; his son, Ralph McFann; five grandchildren, Amanda Rather, Angela Newberry, Bradley Morris, Jake McFann and Gus McFann; four great granddaughters; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Lena VanWinkle, Faye Nelson, Lou Agnew and Neta Fernimen; and two brothers, Noble McFann and Hutch McFann.

Noel was a member and elder of the Delhalf Church of Christ in Myrtle, Missouri.

He was in the U.S. Army during WWII and served as “war chief” for communications for General Douglas MacArthur.

After returning from war, Noel worked as a mechanic for 51 years with his brothers at the McFann Brothers Garage in Myrtle, Missouri.

He liked hunting and fishing and especially enjoyed sighting in rifles. However, his favorite pastime was pitching horseshoes for over 21 years with his partner, David Sorrell.

He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great granddaughters. He will truly be missed by his family and all that knew him.

Funeral services for George Noel McFann will be held Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 2:00 PM at the Delhalf Church of Christ in Myrtle, Missouri with Michael Stone officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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

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Ethel Belle Hirsch

Ethel Belle Hirsch

Ethel Belle Hirsch passed away at the age of 98 on January 5, 2020 at her home in Thayer, Missouri. She was born May 16, 1921 in Park Hill, Oklahoma to Herbert Timothy and Bess Olean (Wall) Hinton.

In 1939, Ethel graduated high school from the School of the Ozarks. She married Albert C. Hirsch on September 28, 1940 in Fayetteville, AR. To this marriage eleven children were born: Betty Garrison, Thayer; Marie (Harry) Vincent, Ballwin, MO; Albert Hirsch, Thayer; Herbert (Kathleen) Hirsch, Thayer; June (Danny) Davis, Koshkonong; Gary (Delores) Hirsch, Thayer; Roy (Debbie) Hirsch, Pea Ridge, AR; Janice (Johnny) Howell, Rogers, AR; William (Cindy) Hirsch, Pineville, MO; Katherine (Michael) Langston, Thayer; and Larry (Betty) Hirsch, Thayer. Grandmother of Brent Garrison, Jon Vincent, Brian Hirsch, Beth Luebbering, Gerry Davis, Scott Davis, Pam Fitzgerald, Gary Hirsch, Jr., John Kernagis, Nick Hirsch, Jessica Pride, Kattie Garrett, Christi Baldwin, Jared Hirsch, Misty Konkle, Ashley Rannals, Christian Hirsch and Brittany Hirsch. In addition to her children and grandchildren, Ethel was survived by numerous great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Ethel was the great great granddaughter of Cherokee Chief John Ross. She enjoyed her visits to Thalequah, Oklahoma to attend the annual decoration and to visit with family and friends. She was an excellent cook, feeding everyone who was lucky enough to be visiting. Ethel loved spring and the arrival of the hummingbirds. She also loved to work in her vegetable and flower gardens.

Ethel was active in the Thayer Happy Hustlers 4H group for over 20 years where she enriched the lives of many young boys and girls. She was a homemaker for many years, later working as a dietician at Chastain’s Nursing Home in Thayer. She became an active member of the Lone Scouts of America as a Tota, traveling across the country with her husband meeting new friends.

Ethel spent several years at Shepherd’s View Assisted Living in Alton where she received excellent care and enjoyed visiting with old friends and making new ones. She had a great time laughing with the staff.

During her last month, she was happy to be home and so thankful for the services provided by her nurse Shelby and CNA Cindy. The family is very appreciative for the compassion that was shown to our family and most of all for keeping our precious mother comfortable.

Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Albert C. Hirsch; two sons-in-law, William Garrison and Anthony Azar; one granddaughter Jeanni Hirsch; her parents; three sisters; and two brothers.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Riverways Hospice or a charity of your choice.

Funeral services for Ethel Belle Hirsch will be held Monday, January 13, 2020 at 2:oo p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Pastor Sid Allsbury officiating.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

Burial will be on Monday, January 13, 2020 in Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Eva Louise Ashford

Eva Louise Ashford

Eva Louise Ford Ashford, daughter of the late Perry Ford and Pearline Bowers Ford, was born January 20, 1946 in Thayer, Missouri and died January 3, 2020 in Batesville, Arkansas at the age of 73.

She was united to marriage to Ray Simms in Thayer, Missouri, August 1965. To this union two children were born, Kimberly Berry, Thayer, Missouri and Ronnie Simms and wife Michelle, Thayer, Missouri. On August 27, 1986 she married John Ashford in Edmond, Oklahoma. To this union two adopted grandsons were born, James Ashford, Springfield, Missouri and Donald Ashford, Thayer, Missouri.

She is survived by two children Kimberly Berry, Thayer, Missouri and Ronnie Simms and wife Michelle, Thayer, Missouri; two grandsons, James Ashford, Springfield, Missouri and Donald Ashford, Thayer, Missouri; two brothers, Ed Ford and wife Barbara Haney Ford, Greenfield, Missouri, and Billy Ford and wife Gerri Vest Ford, West Plains, Missouri; one sister, Patty Kwiatt, Chandler, Arizona; three grandchildren, Shane Berry, Thayer, Missouri, Kacey Simms, West Plains, Missouri, and Austyn Simms, Thayer, Missouri; two great grandchildren, Brooks Simms and Brayson Simms, Thayer, Missouri, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Ray Simms and John Ashford; four brothers, Donald Ford, Frank Ford, Henry Ford, and Glen Ford; two sisters, Virginia Beck and Lucinda Buell.

She was a member of the Koshkonong Freewill Baptist Church in Koshkonong, Missouri. She graduated from Thayer High School with the class of 1964. On May 12, 1989 she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Central State University, Edmond, Oklahoma. She was a learning disability teacher at Fairview School in West Plains, Missouri for over fifteen years. She had written and published two children’s books. She loved working in her flower gardens. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation was held on Monday, January 6, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Thayer, Missouri.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., Thayer, Missouri.

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Tyma Josephine Sellers

Tyma Jo Sellers

Tyma Josephine Sellers was born the daughter of John Arthur Clark and Mildred Edith Clark, in Harrisburg, Arkansas on August 5, 1935 and departed this life on December 30, 2019 in Jonesboro, Arkansas at the age of 84 years.

She is survived by her children, Donald A. Sellers, Jr. and wife, Connie, Patsy Lockley, and A. Lee Sellers and wife, Debi; seven grandchildren, Chris Brunson, Wes Lockley, Jessica Smith, Katie Sellers, Shay Wilson, Kayla Renihan and Justin Ramsdell; and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of friends.

Tyma was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mildred Clark; and her siblings, Patricia May Young, Kelly Arthur Clark, Albert William Clark, and John Arthur Clark, Jr.

She attended Ozarka College in Melbourne, received her LPN degree and worked at Eastern Ozarks Hospital in Cherokee Village. She later attended Arkansas State University, earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and worked as an RN at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. Tyma also worked as a substitute teacher at the Cherokee Village Elementary School.

Tyma was a long-time member of the Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy, Arkansas.

She was involved in many organizations, including the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also very active in the Highland Lion’s Club.

Tyma was a big fan and booster of the Highland Rebels. She was also an avid bowler and won many trophies.

She will be greatly missed in her community and by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services for Tyma Josephine Sellers were held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy, Arkansas with Johnny Carter officiating.

The family received friends on Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 1:00 PM until service time at the Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy.

Burial was in Bronaugh Cemetery in Hardy, Arkansas with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Dora F. Byers

Dora F. Byers

Dora F. Byers was born the daughter of James Otis Barnett and Pauline Elizabeth (Ditmore) Barnett, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 17, 1942 and departed this life on December 29, 2019 in Jonesboro, Arkansas at the age of 77.

Dora is survived by four sons, James Rance and wife, Melissa of Ava, Missouri, Tim Byers and wife, Cindy of Springfield, Missouri, Teddy Byers of Hardy, Arkansas, and Johnny Byers of Springfield, Missouri; two daughters, Donna Byers and husband, Farrell of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and Shelli Nobles of Big Sandy, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Wesley Rance, Deniece Byers, Makayla Otto and husband, John, Travis Byers, Tiffany Byers, and Monica Byers; one brother, Rusty Barnett and wife, Vera; several great grandchildren; other relatives; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Byers, Jr., and her parents, James and Pauline Barnett.

Dora was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Banks Baptist Church.

She worked for Emerson Electric in Ava, MO. After moving to Mammoth Spring, she loved helping in the church. Dora taught Kids for Christ for many years.

Dora loved to craft and sew. She worked with the “comfort ladies” at her church making quilts. When she was not able to go out, she made baby quilts and stockings and sent them to the unwed mother’s home in Little Rock

She will be greatly missed by the community in which she lived, her cat Friskie and all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services for Dora F. Byers will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020, at 2:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Linny Finny and Brother Bruce Stone officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until service time at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 3, 2020 at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

Burial will be in Perry Cemetery near Wirth, Arkansas with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

The family would like to thank SBHH for all their services with a special thanks to Melissa Rush, RN, who was very helpful during Dora’s illness.

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Doris Sue Grooms

Doris Sue Grooms

Doris “Sue” Coats Grooms was born January 29, 1944 and passed away December 29, 2019 at the age of 75 years 11 months. Sue was the daughter of Thurman Earl and Lela Louise (Grooms) Coats. On November 21, 1964, Sue married the love of her life, James Clyde Grooms, who cared for her devotedly after she suffered two strokes in 2001.

Sue is survived by her husband, James, of the family home in Couch, MO; son, James Clinton(Terri) Grooms, Marshfield, MO; daughter, Elizabeth “Colleen” (Melvin) Snethern, Couch, MO; grandchildren Elizabeth (Floyd) Baxter, Myrtle, MO, William (Ruby) Snethern, Thayer, MO, Emily Jo Grooms, Marshfield, MO; and 4 great-grandchildren, Wyatt Baxter, Zilynn Snethern, Kaleigh Baxter, and Zinlee Snethern. Also surviving are her siblings, Warren (Hasteltine) Coats, Mammoth Spring, AR, Roy (Roberta) Coats, House Springs, MO, Lois Huddleston, West Plains, MO, Janie Flynn, Mammoth Spring, AR and Nora Coats, Thayer, MO; sisters-in-law, Kay (J.L.) Case, Foristell, MO and Ella (Frank) Goans, Republic, MO, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of friends.

Sue was preceeded in death by her parents, Thurman and Louise Coats, brother-in-law, Jack Flynn, niece, Julie Noakes and nephews, Steve Case and Tim King.

Sue was a 1961 graduate of Thayer High School and then she graduated from Burge Protestant School of Nursing in 1964. Sue worked at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO, West Plains Memorial Hospital, Alton School, where she was school nurse, and Chastain’s Nursing Home. However, Sue’s favorite job was 24 years of teaching the Health Occupations Class at the Current River Area Vocational School in Doniphan, MO.

Some of Sue’s hobbies were crocheting, embroidering, and sewing, but most of all, especially in the last few years, she enjoyed her family immensely, although she wasn’t able to do as much with them as she would have liked.

Sue was not a complainer and continued to fight her cancer until the very end. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to OMC-Cancer Treatment Center in West Plains, MO.

Funeral services for Doris Sue Grooms will be held on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Melvin Snethern and Pastor Pam Ekey officiating.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the OMC – Cancer Treatment Center in West Plains, Missouri.

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