Lawrence Lowther

Lawrence D. Lowther

Lawrence D. Lowther

Lawrence Dean Lowther was born in Thayer, Missouri, the son of Lemuel C. Lowther and Vivian Mefford Lowther on April 4, 1935, and departed this life on September 20, 2018, in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 83 years.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Wright Lowther of the home in Thayer, Missouri; one son, Tracy Lowther and wife, Shawnie of Thayer, Missouri; one daughter, Chandra Torretta and husband, Nick of Willard, Missouri; one step-son, Matthew Brinkman of Kalamazoo, Michigan; one step-daughter, Cinnamon Carlson of Fort Wayne, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Daniel Lowther Busch, Logan Lowther, Tallon Lawrence, Matthew Lowther, Michael Lowther, Amy Lowther, and Melissa Burton; five step-grandchildren, Hannah Brinkman, Jake Brinkman, Brendon Burch, Cassidy Carlson and Gage Carlson; seven great grandchildren; other relatives; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lemuel and Vivian Lowther; and two sons, Michael and Clay Lowther.

Mr. Lowther was a veteran of the United States Army, proudly serving his country during the Korean Conflict.

Lawrence worked in law enforcement for most of his life and served as Chief of Police for the City of Thayer for ten years. His hobbies included fishing and wood working, however, his greatest joy in life was being surrounded by his family.

Lawrence was a member of the First Baptist Church in Thayer, Missouri. He will be remembered as deeply devoted to his family, a loyal friend and neighbor. He will truly be missed by all that knew him.

Funeral services for Lawrence Lowther will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Gerald Bounds officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, September 24th from 1:00 PM until service time.

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

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Robert Lee Wilson

Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson

Robert Lee Wilson was born in Brandsville, Missouri, the son of Andrew Wilson and Eva Dobbs Wilson on January 26, 1943, and departed this life on September 19, 2018, in Brandsville, Missouri, at the age of 75 years.

He is survived by his wife, Elma Wilson of the home in Brandsville; four children, Tammy Evetts and husband, Tony of West Plains, Missouri, Phyllis Cunninghan and husband, Eric of Ozark, Missouri, Robert Wilson and wife, Jennifer of Pottersville, Missouri, and Tracy Wilson and wife, Squeekie of West Plains, Missouri; three sisters, Helen Melton of Thayer, Missouri, Mary Guy of West Plains, Missouri, and Nadine Brewer and husband, Jim of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; thirteen grandchildren, Courtney Davis, Jordan Lewis, Stetson Evetts, Arista Cornwall, Kori McMillan, Tristan Cunningham, Brodie Wilson, Tessa Wilson, Jason Palmer, Jessie Wharton, Joni Crampton, Dugan Pierce and Brandy Helm; twenty-four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Eva Wilson; two brothers, James Wilson and Charles Wilson; and two sisters, Betty Mae Vandiver and Evalee Repschlaeger.

Mr. Wilson was a veteran of the United States Army. While stationed in Korea, he attended the US Army Southeastern Signal School and became a radio teletype operator.

Robert was employed by Bruce Hardwood in West Plains, Missouri for many years and also continued to other jobs on the side. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and enjoyed making others laugh.

Robert was a Free Will Baptist minister and attended Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church. He was an avid reader and especially enjoyed reading his Bible.

He cherished time spent with his family and enjoyed keeping his yard and surroundings in immaculate condition. He was deeply devoted to his family and will truly be missed by all that knew him.

Funeral services for Robert Lee Wilson will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

The family will receive friends on Friday evening, September 21st, from 6-8 PM. at the funeral home.

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

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Lisa Wrenfrow

 

Lisa Wrenfrow

Lisa Wrenfrow

Lisa Lynette Wrenfrow was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the daughter of Max Krauter and Mary Ann Huguenard Krauter on January 29, 1966 and died at her home in Myrtle, Missouri on September14, 2018, at the age of 52 years.

Lisa is survived by her husband, Hershel Wrenfrow of the home in Myrtle, Missouri; her mother, Mary Ann Sumney of Apache Junction, Arizona; two step-daughters, Christy Combs and Tonya Wrenfrow; two sisters, Diana Schnelker and Connie Richeal; one half-sister, Amie Sumney; one brother, Terry Krauter; six step-grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Max Krauter and one brother, Randy Krauter.

She was employed by Air Evac for several years, working in cash posting. She had a passion for rescuing animals and enjoyed dancing, gardening and horseback riding.

Lisa was a compassionate person. She liked to entertain while being surrounded by her family and friends. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving daughter, caring and giving sister, step-mom, step-grandmother and step-great grandmother, friend and neighbor. Lisa will truly be missed by all that knew her.

A Celebration of Life for Lisa Wrenfrow will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, at the barn on the Hershel Wrenfrow farm.

All family and friends are invited to attend.

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Claudie Lee Sutton, Sr.

Claudie Lee Sutton, Sr.

Claudie Lee Sutton, Sr.

Claudie Lee Sutton, Sr. was born in West Plains, Missouri, the son of Charles Sutton and Dorothy Johnston Sutton on July 15, 1951, and died at his home in Thayer, Missouri on September16, 2018 at the age of 67.

 Claudie is survived by two daughters, Deliliah Martin of Thayer, Missouri and Tara Rhinesmith of Belgium; one son, Claudie Sutton, Jr. of Benton, Arkansas; four sisters, Marie Ratcliff of Greenfield, California, Charlene Harrison, of West Plains, Missouri, Frances Walker of Paragould, Arkansas, and Wilma Bartles of Shenandoah, Iowa; one brother, James Sutton of Shenandoah, Iowa; nine grandchildren, Erin Welch, Tommy Martin, Laken Pittman, Aslan Sutton, Astor Sutton, Aston Sutton, Andrew Jiminez, Max Rhinesmith and Alex Rhinesmith; one great grandchild, Landon Welch; several nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Dorothy Sutton; and one sister, Elaine Welch.

Claudie was a well-known auto body repairman for most of his life. He enjoyed bowling and working on cars, however, his greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family.

He was of the Assembly of God faith. He was a devoted father, grandfather, friend and neighbor and will truly be missed by all.

Graveside services for Claudie Lee Sutton, Sr, will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Buff Cemetery, near Pomona, Missouri with Tommy Martin officiating.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 19th from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in WEST PLAINS, MISSOURI.

Interment will be in Buff Cemetery near Pomona, Missouri, in Howell County. with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc in Thayer, Missouri.

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Miriam Regina Howell LeGrand

Miriam Howell LeGrand

Miriam Howell LeGrand

Miriam Regina Howell LeGrand was born in Batesville, Arkansas, the daughter of Vernon E. Howell and Lavern Brazeal Howell on September 21, 1962. She departed this life on September 12, 2018, in Viola, Arkansas, at the age of 55 years.

She is survived by her husband, Fred LeGrand, of the home in Viola, Arkansas; her father, Vernon E. Howell of Thayer, Missouri; her mother-in-law, Edith LeGrand of Oxly, Missouri; two sisters, Martha Tuttle and husband, Roger of West Plains, Missouri, and Elisabeth DeShane and husband, Kenn of Xian, China; two brothers, Daniel Howell and wife, Tammy of Thayer, Missouri and David Howell and wife, Rhonda, of West Plains, Missouri; her special nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lavern Howell and her father-in-law, Ralph LeGrand.

Miriam was of the Assembly of God faith. She loved playing the piano and singing for the Lord. She was a master pianist, playing since the age of eleven. She was well known for her ability to “tickle the ivory keys.” She loved gospel music and was a pianist for the Howell Family Singers for over 30 years.

She was a compassionate person. She enjoyed caring for her patients as an RN at Ash Flat Health Care and Rehab Center in Arkansas.

Miriam was deeply devoted to her family and enjoyed family get-togethers. She loved her dogs, and they became part of her family. She will be remembered for her contagious laughter which rang out above the rest. She will be missed by all that knew her

Funeral services for Miriam Howell LeGrand will be held Monday, September 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer , Missouri, with Reverend Phil Combs and Reverend Gary Ellsworth officiating.

Visitation will be on Sunday afternoon from 3:00-6:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

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

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Russell Ray Willard

Russ Willard

Russ Willard

Russell Ray Willard was born in Rockford, Illinois, the son of Billie Willard and Charlotte Johnson Willard, on November 24, 1958. He departed this life on September 11, 2018, at his home in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 59 years.

He was united in marriage April, 1997, in Rockford, Illinois to Julie Dancer.

Russ is survived by his wife, Julie Willard, of the home in Thayer; three daughters, Tiffany Lowe of Rockford, Illinois, Jessica Willard of Rockford, Illinois, and Brittany Willard of West Plains, Missouri; three sons, Steven Lowe of St. Louis, Missouri, Tyler Willard of West Plains, Missouri, and Brandon Willard of West Plains, Missouri; two sisters, Sally Johnson and husband, Gary of West Plains, Missouri and Lorrita Fare and husband, Paul of Caulfield, Missouri; two brothers, Walter Willard and wife, Carolyn of Knoxville, Tennessee and Randy Willard of Rockford, Illinois; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Billie and Charlotte Willard.

Russ liked to trade all manner of things. He especially enjoyed tinkering with cars, go-carts and mini-bikes. He also was an expert and enjoyed making people smile.

He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He will truly be missed by his family and all who knew him.

A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018 at noon at the family home at 202 Sherman in Thayer, Missouri  followed by a pot-luck lunch.

 

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Naomi Ruth Combs

Naomi Combs

Naomi Combs

Naomi Ruth Combs was born in Couch, Missouri, the daughter of Tommy Combs and Jettie Cypret Combs on February 22, 1946. She departed this life on September 11, 2018, in Camdenton, Missouri, at the age of 72 years.

She is survived by one daughter, Penny Lee Combs of Camdenton, Missouri; two grandchildren, Krystle Combs and Brandon Combs of Camdenton, Missoouri; two special great grandchildren, Dominik Poling and Brooklynn Combs; two sisters, Charlotte Veasman and husband, Don of Brinktown, Missouri and Rosemary Rowden and husband, Wayne of Camdenton, Missouri;one sister-in-law, Mary Ruth Combs of Myrtle, Misssouri; three nephews, Wayne Combs, Bill Veasman and Andrew Rowden; five nieces, Donna Ludwig, Debbie Kern, April Rattell and Tina Jordan; several great nieces and great nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tommy and Jettie Combs and one brother, Charles Combs.

Naomi was a Christian, a devoted mother, grandmother and sister. She was a graduate of Couch High School, graduating with the class of 1964. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Missouri University and became an Art teacher, teaching in various schools until her retirement.

She enjoyed gardening, especially her strawberry patch. She was a devoted Christian who spent much of her time studying The Word of God and witnessing to others.

She cherished time spent with her family, especially with her great grandchildren, Dominik and Brooklynn. She will truly be missed by her family and all who knew her.

Graveside services for Naomi Ruth Combs, age 72, of Camdenton, Missouri, formerly of ouch, Missouri, will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 3:00 PM in Cotton Creek Cemetery near Couch, Missouri.

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

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Charlotte Harris Franke

Charlotte Harris Franke

Charlotte Harris Franke

Praise God for our mother, Charlotte Evelyne Harris Franke, who went home to be with her Lord on September 11, 2018 in Frisco, Texas. Charlotte Harris Franke was born November 3, 1938 in Mineral Wells, Texas to Jack Pete Harris and Evelyne Swindle Harris. She was the granddaughter of John Ervin Harris and Stella Madeline Foster Harris of Mineral Wells. She attended the University of Texas. She was a proud 5th generation descendent of the founders of the Republic of Texas and was a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

She was united in marriage on May 30, 1964, in Irving, Texas to Ernest Rudolph Franke.

Charlotte was survived by three daughters, Evelyne Franke of Thayer, Missouri, Kimberly Franke of Thayer, Missouri, and Jaqulyn Harris Hoes of Blum, Texas; two sons, Jack Franke of Monterey, California and Dan Franke of Plano, Texas; twenty grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; other relatives; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 52 years, Ernest Rudolph Franke; her parents, Jack Pete Harris and Evelyne Harris; and one sister, Carol Yvonne Harris.

Charlotte worked in commercial food sales, both in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and nationally.

Charlotte was a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Thayer, Missouri.

She enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Funeral services for Charlotte Harris Franke will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Pastor Pam Ekey officiating.

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

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

 

 

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Grace Mainprize

Grace Mainprize

Grace Mainprize

Grace Anthem Mainprize was born in Thayer, Missouri, the daughter of Ernest A. Sauser and Pearl Dunsmore Sauser, on May 13, 1931. She departed this life on August 25, 2018, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 87 years.

She was united in marriage on September 10, 1950, in Thayer, Missouri, to Coy Mainprize.

Grace is survived by her six children, Pamela Baker and husband, Van, of Thayer, Missouri, Denise Sherman and husband, Neil, of Independence,

Missouri, Anita Harper and husband, Jerry, of Thayer, Missouri, Connie Daniel and husband, Michael, of Marshfield, Missouri, Keith Mainprize and wife, Rona, of Springfield, Missouri, and Howard Mainprize of Thayer, Missouri; two sisters, Evelyn Fugitt of Sallisaw, Oklahoma and Pearl Minton of Bono, Arkansas; one brother, Walter Sauser and wife, Jackie, of Bono, Arkansas; 13 grandchildren, Jason Baker and wife, Holly, Tracy Miller, Laura Jaynes and husband, Graham, Leslie Sherman, Jeremy Harper and wife, Terrah, Bradley Harper and wife, Jessica, Brittany McCarthy and husband, Jason, Dacia Wade and husband, Kory, Derek Daniel, Dakota Mainprize, Cory Phillips and wife, McKenzie, Devin Phillips and wife, Zoe, and Ethan Mainprize; 13 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Coy Mainprize; and her parents, Ernest and Pearl Sauser.

Grace was a Christian and a member of the Thayer Church of Christ. She made many friends while working as a librarian for the Thayer Public Library, serving a total of 44 years.

She was a dedicated homemaker and was deeply devoted to her family. She will be remembered for her many talents, which included gardening and sewing. She made beautiful garments for her family as well as sewing for others. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing delicious meals for family get-togethers. She loved spending time with her children and was known for taking time out of her busy day to take them to the creek to swim and cool off.

Grace will truly be missed by her family, her many friends and the community in which she lived.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Erman Croney officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 1:00 PM until service time at the Carter Funeral Home.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Rose Hill Cemetery Fund.

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Iris Kay Cash Sloan

Iris Kay Cash Sloan, age 80, of Thayer, Missouri passed away at her home in Thayer on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 12:15 PM.

As per her request, her body has been donated to the Department of  Pathology & Anatomical Science at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Local arrangements were under the direction of  Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

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