Nadene Chronister

Nadene Chronister

Clara Nadene Chronister was born the daughter of Mildon and Maggie (Mauldin) Blakley on April 9, 1927, in Alton, Missouri, and departed this life January 27, 2015, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 87 years.

She was united in marriage on February 1, 1947, at Salem, Arkansas to Ivan Chronister, who preceded her in death on February 18, 2008.

She is survived by three daughters, Carol Jean Pitts and husband, Curt of Thayer, Missouri, Linda Pierce and husband, Roy of West Plains, Missouri, and Mary Jo Cook and husband, Kenny of Malden, Missouri; five grandchildren, Melissa Clark and husband, Stephen, Matt Pitts and wife, Valerie, Marc Pitts and wife, Megan, all of Thayer, Missouri, Bethany Bailey of West Plains, Missouri, and Blakley Cook and wife, Taylor of Columbia, Missouri; six great grandchildren, Gaige, Landry, Easton, Addyson, Cannon, and Marley Kate; one brother-in-law, Gene Chronister of West Plains, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mildon and Maggie Blakley; her husband, Ivan Chronister; one brother, Bill Blakley; and half brother, Clarence Blakley.

Nadene attended Alton High School, graduating with the class of 1945. She taught school in the New Liberty community in Oregon County.

Nadene became a Christian at an early age and was a faithful member of the United Free Will Baptist Church of West Plains, Missouri.

God blessed her with good health and a great mind until the day of her death. She loved being with people, especially her family, which was evident in the smile one always saw and in the loving, caring things she did. Anyone who met Nadene always remembered that encounter. Up until her death, she treasured her family and always had to know and be involved in every aspect of their lives.

As a result of her personality, she had many, many friends she met in her church, her volunteering at Ozark Medical Center and working for nearly 30 years at Wallace-Owens.

She touched many lives and will truly be missed by all.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 30, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Dennis McGinley, Brother Jason Roberts, and Brother Glenn Murray officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home chapel from 1:00 PM until service time on Friday.

Burial will be in the Hickory Grove Cemetery at Alton, Missouri, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Marie Howell

 Marie Howell

Marie Howell

Zella Marie Howell was born the daughter of Leamon F. Brazeal and Jessie (Phipps) Brazeal on September 28, 1926, in Thayer, Missouri, and departed this life January 26, 2015, at her home in Koshkonong, Missouri, at the age of 88 years.

She was united in marriage on June 15, 1944, at Salem, Arkansas, to Norman Fred Howell, who preceded her in death on September 17, 2008.

She is survived by two sons, Jim Howell and wife, Virginia of Koshkonong, Missouri and Jack Howell and wife, Amy of Koshkonong, Missouri; four daughters, Betty Childers and husband, Lewis of Thayer, Missouri, Wilma Boze and husband, Jim of Koshkonong, Missouri, Jeannie

nie Kester and husband, Dale of Branson, Missouri, and Shirley Smith and husband, John of Koshkonong, Missouri; twelve grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Harold Brazeal and George Brazeal, both of Pineville, Missouri; two sisters, Laverne Smith and Ruby Cooley, both of Pineville, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leamon and Jessie Brazeal; her husband, Norman Howell; one daughter, Delsie Rideout; one son-in-law, Roy Rideout; one brother, Tracy Brazeal; and two sisters, Hazel Ray and Jessie Mae Madden.

Marie felt that her mission in life was to be a wife, mother and grandmother. She fulfilled that mission with her unconditional love and deep devotion for her family; fulfilling the needs of others with a caring heart and giving spirit.

Mrs. Howell was a Christian lady and a member of the Clifton Free Will Baptist Church.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will truly be missed by her family, many friends, and the community in which she lived.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at 10:00 AM at the Koshkonong Cemetery, with Brother Charles Barnett officiating.

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

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Merle Peebles

 Merle Peebles

Merle Peebles

Vesta Merle Peebles was born the daughter of Dempsey Burrow and Maude (Arwood) Burrow on August 15, 1922, in Fulton County, Arkansas, and departed this life January 25, 2015, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 92 years.

She was united in marriage on August 25, 1938 at Salem, Arkansas to Robert R. Peebles, who preceded her in death on February 13, 1990.

She is survived by her two sons, Robert G. (Bobby) Peebles and Jimmy Peebles and wife, Sherry, all of Thayer, Missouri; two stepdaughters, Diane Hill Farrell and Shirley Hill Brooks; half brother, Dugan Burrow; numerous nieces and nephews, including Dempsey Flynn, Gene Flynn and wife, Ester Mae, Dell Flynn, Howard Flynn and wife, Frances, all of the Mammoth Spring community. Other nieces and nephews include, Betty Peebles Montiel, Jerry Peebles, Emma Burrow Smith, Clara Burrow Johnson, Noble D. Burrow and Wanda Burrow Watkins; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; four brothers, Farrell Jack Burrow, Noble Burrow, Clete Burrow, and Freeman Bill Burrow; one sister, Velma Burrow Flynn; stepson, Randall Hill; and nephews, Charles Peebles, Gerald Burrow and Lloyd Burrow.

Merle lived in the Thayer and Mammoth Spring communities most of her life. She was the last owner and manager of the Culp Hotel in Mammoth Spring from 1955 to 1960. She operated the Colonial Hotel in Thayer from the late 1960’s until the late 1980’s.

She was an excellent cook and entertaining story teller, but may best be remembered for her devotion to her family and friends, and her love of animals.

Mrs. Peebles was a member of the Thayer First Baptist Church and the State Line Pentecostal Church of Thayer.

She will truly be missed by her relatives and many friends

Funeral Services will be Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, January 28th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home chapel in Thayer.

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

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Charles Crass

 Charles Crass

Charles Crass

Charles Robert Crass was born the son of Robert Henry Crass and Claudia Irene (Hartwell) Crass on January 1, 1925, in Myrtle, Missouri, and departed this life January 25, 2015, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 90 years.

He was united in marriage on June 8, 1946, at Alton, Missouri to Joyce Welliene Brewer, who preceded him in death on September 4, 2002.

He is survived by two daughters, Rosella Simpson and husband, Larry, and Tilda Ann Toomey and husband, Rick, all of Thayer, Missouri; four grandchildren, Robert Simpson and wife, Melody of Koshkonong, Missouri, Matt Simpson and wife, Rhonda, Angela Wilson and husband, Paul, and Brian Toomey, all of Thayer; three great grandchildren, Teanna Simpson, Shelby Simpson, and Garrett Smith; one sister, Helen Sue Crass of Florida; two brothers, Glendon Crass and wife, Holly of Thayer, and Sam Crass of Myrtle, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one great grandson, Cyrus Wilson; three brothers, Blanton, Jerald, and Harry Crass; two sisters, Mary Lou Freeman and Lenora Stephens, and an infant brother, Hillard Crass.

Charles was a Veteran, proudly serving his country in the United States Army-Air Force. He was drafted out of high school and after military service, returned to graduate from Couch High School with the class of 1950.

Charles worked as a logger in the state of Wyoming for several years and returned home to work for Puritan Fashions and Rebel Campers until his retirement.

He was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, running his dogs, and camping with his family. His most enjoyable times were spent with the love of his life, best friend, and wife of fifty-six years, Welliene. They shared many hours of riding 4-wheelers through the woods and back roads, while watching for deer, turkey, and other wildlife.

Charles was a member of Byrd Church near Myrtle, Missouri.

He was a loving husband and devoted dad and grandpa. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Graveside Services will be Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Thayer Cemetery, with Brother Lonnie Cagle officiating.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, January 27th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home chapel in Thayer.

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

 

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Virginia Garrett

 Virginia Garrett

Virginia Garrett

Virginia Eloise Garrett was born the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Haynie and Mary Ellen (Coles) Haynie on November 23, 1938, in Searcy, Arkansas, and departed this life January 24, 2015, in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 76 years.

She is survived by three children, Kuhrtiss Garrett and wife, Bilynda of Salem, Arkansas, Kelly Garrett of Koshkonong, Missouri, and Margie Vandiver and husband, Bobby of Koshkonong, Missouri; five grandchildren, Levi Garrett, Lacy Barker, Libby Hale and husband, Nick, Joey Vandiver and wife, Keena, and Amber Harlan and husband, Adam; six great grandchildren, Jasmyn, Kynslee, Kolt, Colleen, Channing and Paycyn; two sisters, Nadine Birdwell and husband, Dave of Searcy, Arkansas, and Grace Spradling and husband, Tommy of Greenville, Texas; several nieces, nephews; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandsons, Bradley Vandiver and Lane Garrett; three brothers, Clint Coles, Beau Haynie and Carl Haynie.

Virginia graduated as Salutatorian from Griffithville, Arkansas High School with the Class of 1956. She was employed by Nu-way Market in Thayer for several years and was later employed as produce manager by Price Chopper Supermarket in West Plains, Missouri.

She enjoyed singing, working cross word puzzles, and growing flowers.

She was a long-time member of Koshkonong Free Will Baptist Church. She enjoyed going to church, loved her church family, and had a special love for her pastor and his family.

She will be remembered as deeply devoted to her family and was affectionately known by her grandchildren and many others as Maw-Maw. She will truly be missed by her family and the neighborhood in which she lived.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Johnny Holesapple officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home in Thayer on Monday, January 26th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery in Howell County, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Roger Brewer

Roger Brewer

Roger Dale Brewer was born the son of Arthur Franklin Brewer Jr. and Bernice Karon (Sherrod) Brewer on September 6, 1953 in Hayti, Missouri, and departed this life in his call to Glory on January 14, 2015 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 61 years.

Roger was united in marriage May 4, 1979 at Alton, Missouri, to Neta Lucille Williams. To this union, three beautiful blessings from Heaven were added to their little family.

Roger is survived by his wife, Neta Brewer of the home in Couch, Missouri; one son, Jereme Brewer and wife, Jennifer of House Springs, Missouri; two daughters, Hannah Brewer of Paragould, Arkansas, and Abigail (Abby) Brewer of the home; two grandchildren, Jocelynn and Jordin Brewer of House Springs, Missouri; his mother, Bernice Sims of Alton, Missouri; one brother, DeVaudrey Brewer of Alton, Missouri; two sisters, Peggy Dianne Hollis and husband, Mitt of Alton, Missouri, and Carolyn Judd and husband, Claude Jr of Malden, Missouri; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Brewer, Jr; his mother-in-law, Onie (Bates) Williams; his wife’s grandmother, Bertha (Earls) Williams, who became his “Granny” when he and Neta married; and one niece, Melinda (Judd) Reeves.

Roger retired as a welder repair technician from Chrysler Corporation in Fenton, Missouri, on February 29, 2004 after thirty-one years of service.

He owned a small farm in Couch, Missouri, and was his happiest when puttering around with his tractor, raising a few hogs, and training a dog to work those hogs.

Roger was a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ with the United Pentecostal Church. He served in the pulpit, and was a servant and friend to the small, wonderful congregation of Divine Mercy UPC in Cherokee Village, Arkansas. He cherished his time spent, one on one, teaching the Bible and leading them to Christ.

He enjoyed life and will be remembered as deeply devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren. He will truly be missed by his family, his church family, and friends.

Funeral Services for Mr. Brewer will be Monday, January 19, 2015, at 1:00 PM at the Refuge Church in Thayer, Missouri.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening, January 18th from 5:00 until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

Burial will be in the New Salem Cemetery at Couch, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Ola Curtis

 Ola May Curtis

Ola May Curtis

Ola May (Pendarvis) Curtis was born the daughter of William Allen Pendarvis and Bessie Gladys (Collins) Pendarvis on May 27, 1920, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and departed this life January 12, 2015, at James River Care Center in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 94 years.

Ola was united in marriage on October 16, 1942 at Lake City, Arkansas to Edd Curtis, who preceded her in death on April 5, 1986.

She is survived by three children, Linda Peebles and husband, Donald of Nixa, Missouri, W.D. Curtis and wife, Norma of Port Charles, Florida, and Wanda Garnett of Newark, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Kim Scott and husband, Daniel of Ozark, Missouri, Tiffany Henson and husband, Paul of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Chance Peebles and wife, Julie of Nixa, Missouri, Lane Garnett of Boston, Massachusetts, and Deanna Curtis of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; five great-grandchildren, Eric Scott, Mckinley Scott, Lincoln Peebles, Mia Peebles, and Kaylan Henson; one sister, Jewell Bernice Robinson of Eugene, Oregon; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jenks and Gladys Pendarvis; one infant daughter, Edna May Curtis; one brother, Jody Pendarvis; three sisters, Tressie Pendarvis, Velma Hatfield and Willie Kate Pendarvis; and other infant brothers and sisters.

Ola was a dedicated homemaker and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, fulfilling the needs of others with a caring heart and giving spirit.

She had many enjoyments in life, working with Edd on the family farm, quilting, crocheting, reading, and gardening.

Mrs. Curtis was a Christian lady and a member of the Welcome Hill Church of Christ.

She will be remembered by family and friends for her unconditional love, strong faith, and great determination in the trials of life.

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

Funeral services will be Friday, January 16, 2015, at 11:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Erman Croney officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer on Friday, January 16th, from 10:00 AM until time of the service.

Burial will be in the Ed Collins Cemetery near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Jimmie Myers

Jimmie Allen Myers was born the son of Fred Allen Myers and Velma (Smith) Myers on June 13, 1947, in Thayer, Missouri and departed this life January 12, 2015, at his home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas at the age of 67 years.

He was united in marriage on May 1, 1970, at Myrtle, Missouri to Sharon Ramsey.

He is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Sharon Myers of the home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; one daughter, Cindi Wiggins and husband, Dr. Michael Wiggins of Gainesville, Florida; two grandsons, Sam Wiggins and Jack Wiggins, both of Gainesville, Florida; two brothers, Larry Myers and wife, Millie of Mammoth Spring, Ron Myers and wife, Vicki of Olden, Missouri; one sister, Barbara Tyson and husband, Mike of Mammoth Spring; several nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Velma Myers; one brother, Leonard Myers; and one sister, Kathy Myers.

Jimmie was a Veteran, proudly serving his country in the United States Army.

He was employed at Tindle Feed in Thayer, Missouri, retiring as assistant manager after thirty years of service.

Jimmie enjoyed the outdoors, often working on the farm or an occasional hunting or fishing trip.

He enjoyed visiting with family and friends and will truly be missed by all.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in his memory, to the charity of your choice.

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

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Barbara Yuvonne Dillard

Barbara Yuvonne Dillard

Barbara Yuvonne Dillard was born the daughter of James L. Collins and Hazel (Robinson) Collins on November 1, 1948, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and departed this life January 8, 2015, at her home in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 66 years.

She was united in marriage on March 11, 1966, in Hardy, Arkansas, to Ray Joseph Dillard, who preceded her in death on May 7, 2005.

She is survived by four special grandchildren, Tony Meeker, Kevin Dillard, Ricky Dillard, Jr. and Shawn Coffelt; four great-grandchildren, Samantha Meeker, Sarah Meeker, Tonya Coffelt Dowell and Dalton Coffelt; two great great- grandchildren; one brother, Darrell Collins of Thayer, Missouri; one sister, Shirley Ward and husband, Bobby of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Hazel Collins; her husband, Ray Dillard; one brother, Delmer Collins; three sisters, Zola Case, Margie Pendarvis and Juanita Cotham; and an infant brother.

Von owned and operated Dillard Insurance Agency and worked as bookkeeper at Dillard Well Drilling for many years.

She was deeply devoted to her grandchildren and enjoyed gardening, cooking, and visiting with family and friends.

She was of the Baptist faith and loved attending church. She will be remembered as a loving and caring grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. She will truly be missed by all.

Funeral Services will be Sunday, January 11, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Richard Robinson officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening, January 10th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

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Lucille Forester

Lucille Forester

Mildred Lucille Forester was born the daughter of James Fred Linson and Elsie Agnes (Grooms) Linson on June 6, 1929, in Oregon County, Missouri and departed this life January 6, 2015, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Missouri at the age of 85 years.

She was united in marriage on June 5, 1947 at Salem, Arkansas to Eugene Forester, who preceded her in death on September 5, 1986.

She is survived by one son, Frank Forester of Hardy, Arkansas; five brothers, Frank Linson and wife, Elsie of Thayer, Missouri, Carl Linson and wife, Joan of Koshkonong, Missouri, Donald Linson of Thayer, Missouri, Lonnie Linson and wife, Martha of Beebe, Arkansas, and Kenneth Linson and wife, Mabel of Rutland, Illinois; one sister, Janice Collins of Thayer, Missouri; two grandchildren, Joanna Perry and Frankie Jean Forester, both of Pottersville, Missouri; two great grandchildren and one unborn great grandchild; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Elsie Linson; her husband, Eugene Forester; and one sister-in-law, Loretta Linson.

Lucille was a dedicated homemaker. She loved to read and piece quilts and always looked forward to visits from her family and friends.

She was a member of the Koshkonong Free Will Baptist Church.

She will truly be missed by her family and friends.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, January 10, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Reverend Darrell Mitchell officiating.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, January 9th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

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

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