Vanna Becker

Vanna Becker

Vanna Becker

Vanna Imogene Becker was born the daughter of Allen Odus Pollock and Maude Elizabeth (Haile) Pollock on July 14, 1925, in Monette, Arkansas, and departed this life October 31, 2015, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 90 years.

She was united in marriage on December 30, 1960, at Geneva, Illinois, to Robert Adolph Becker, who preceded her in death on June 1, 1988.

She is survived by one son, Dudley Keith Sook and wife, Karen of Osceola, Iowa; one daughter, Pamela Jo Sook and husband, Mike Bell of Rosebush, Michigan; three grandchildren, Christopher Sook (Holly), Tonya McCloney, and Jeffery Sook; six great-grandchildren; her niece, Patricia Curtis; other relatives and many friends.

Mrs. Becker was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Maude Pollock; her husband, Robert Becker; her brother, Thaddeus Dudley Pollock; and a granddaughter, Tina Marie Sook.

Vanna was a homemaker and also worked as purchaser and cook for Waynes Drug Store in Geneva, Illinois for several years.

Mrs. Becker moved to Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with her husband, Robert in 1969. They were actively involved in the community where Vanna was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxillary for many years. She and Robert also were regular participants at the Mammoth Spring Senior Life Center. After Robert’s death, Vanna continued attending events at the senior center and enjoyed being with dear friends.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially the grandkids, and will be remembered as a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services for Mrs. Becker will be Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Tuesday, November 3rd, from 6:00 until 7:00 PM.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mrs. Becker’s memory to the Mammoth Spring Senior Citizen Center, and may be left at the Funeral Home in Thayer.

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Lillian M. Moyer

Lillian Moyer

Lillian Moyer

Lillian M. Moyer was born the daughter of Warren Daub and Emma (Brown) Daub on August 29, 1939, at Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and departed this life on October 22, 2015, in Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 76 years.

She was united in marriage to Gary Moyer, who preceded her in death on May 11, 1991.

She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Mitstifer and husband, Rich of Schnecksville, Pennsylvania and Donna Naftzinger and husband, Scott of Hamburg, Pennsylvania; one son, Keith Moyer and wife, Alicia of Thayer, Missouri; six grandsons; four granddaughters; nine great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Emma Daub; her husband, Gary Moyer; and one daughter, Carol Arnold.

During her career, Lillian worked in the garment industry. She was employed by Ivy Manufacturing in Frystown, Pennsylvania, Darjan in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and the Womelsdorf Flag Company.

She was a member of Little Swatara Church of the Brethren in Rehrersburg, Pennsylvania, Frystown Fire Company, and North Kill Rod and Gun Club.

Lillian enjoyed having a good time with family and socializing with friends. She also enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting, and traveling.

Mrs. Moyer was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will truly be missed by all.

Memorial services for Mrs. Moyer will be held Friday, November 6, 2015, at 6:00 PM at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Friday, November 6th, from 5:00 PM until service time.

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Robert Daily

Bob Daily

Bob Daily

Robert Lee “Bob” Daily was born the son of William B. Daily and Goldie (Maddox) Daily on May 21, 1925, in Thayer, Missouri, and departed this life October 31, 2015, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 90 years.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Mae (Carey) Daily of Thayer, Missouri; three sons, Robert Lewis “Louie” Daily and wife, Catherine of Killen, Alabama, Ralph Douglas Shelton, III and wife, Mary Lou of Jackson, Missouri, and Larry Lynn Shelton of Memphis, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Robert, Steven, Ryan, and Todd; three great-grandchildren, Cole, Charles, and Avery; one brother, Buck Daily of West Plains, Missouri; one sister, Rosemary Holcomb of Springfield, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Goldie Daily.

Mr. Daily was a veteran, proudly serving his country in the United States Army during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam Conflict.

Bob was well known as a talented craftsman and for his woodworking skills. He enjoyed making many children’s toys and beautiful home décor items, which can be found in many area homes today.

Bob enjoyed having a good time with his friends. He loved to dance, especially the two-step and square dancing with Fran.

He was kind, caring, and a man of faith and prayer. He will truly be missed by his family and many friends.

Graveside Services for Mr. Daily will be Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in his memory to the charity of choice.

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Lossie Evans Moore

Lossie Evans Moore

Lossie Evans Moore

Lossie Evans Moore was born the daughter of Arthur Ehrhardt and Vernie (James) Ehrhardt on April 6, 1926, in Randolph County, Arkansas, and departed this life October 29, 2015, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 89 years.

She was united in marriage on January 14, 1944, at Pocahontas, Arkansas, to Hosea Evans, who preceded her in death on August 20, 1994. She was united in marriage in May of 1997 at Myrtle, Missouri, to John Moore, who also preceded her in death.

She is survived by four children, Sharon Wisehart and husband, Wayne of Ashville, North Carolina, Diane Todd and husband, Richard of Alton, Missouri, Steve Evans and wife, Sarah of Gillette, Wyoming, and Carrie Honeycutt and husband, Bill of Thayer, Missouri; ten grandchildren, Marc Wisehart and wife, Tashia, Kristen Crandall and husband, Jamie, Angel Allen and husband, Larry, Lisa Sparling and husband, Jeremy, Matthew Todd and wife, Cassie, Daniele Evans, Cody Evans, Aaron Honeycutt, Ashley Honeycutt, and Cayson Honeycutt; ten great grandchildren; one brother, Lehman Ehrhardt of Myrtle, Missouri; one sister, Pat Fisher of West Plains, Missouri; many nieces and nephews, several step-children; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Vernie Ehrhardt; her husbands, Hosea Evans and John Moore; one son, Danny Evans; one brother, Millard Ehrhardt; and four sisters, Audrey Ehrhardt, Dorothy Smith, Dorice Deckard, and Geneva Ehrhardt.

Besides being a dedicated homemaker, Lossie owned and operated the Myrtle Café and worked as cook for the Couch School for many years. She will be remembered by her family and the Myrtle community for preparing delicious food. Lossie was also employed at Puritan Fashions in Thayer for several years.

She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and the many friends she made during her working career. She will truly be missed by all.

She was of the Free Will Baptist faith.

Funeral services will be Monday, November 2, 2015, at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, with Brother Richard Todd officiating.

Burial will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery near Myrtle, Missouri, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Gloria Morrow

Gloria Morrow

Gloria Morrow

Gloria Jean Morrow (formerly of Germantown) was born the daughter of Elwood Shoop and Mae (Honeycutt) Shoop on February 11, 1956, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and departed this life October 24, 2015, at her home in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was 59.

She is survived by two sons, Grant Morrow and wife Jessica of Memphis, Tennessee and Trenton Morrow of Fayetteville, Arkansas; her mother, Mae Shoop of Edmond, Oklahoma; one sister, Judith Ford and husband Robert of Edmond, Oklahoma; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Elwood Shoop.

Gloria graduated from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas in 1978, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications.

She was a copywriter for both radio and television, working in the Little Rock area. Gloria enjoyed High School, College, and Community Theater both on stage and behind the scenes. She was involved in Toastmasters and also organized and judged speech and debate contests.

She was of the Church of Christ faith and will truly be missed by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday, October 31, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, with Shawn Deree officiating.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 31st, from 12:00 noon until service time at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

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

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Bertie Biffle

Bertie Biffle

Bertie Biffle

Bertie M. Biffle was born the daughter of Jack Fletcher and Maude (Risner) Fletcher on April 1, 1918, in Evening Shade, Arkansas, and departed this life October 28, 2015, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 97 years.

She was united in marriage on November 27, 1936, at Thayer, Missouri, to Wallace Biffle, who preceded her in death on August 24, 1992.

She is survived by one son, Michael Biffle and wife, Gina of Alton, Missouri; four grandchildren, Lacey Sorrell and husband, Darrin of Thayer, Missouri, Eric Biffle of Austin, Texas, Cicily Jenkins and husband, Ben of Thayer and Bradley Orahood and wife, Kayla of Thayer; six great grandchildren, Angela, Mason, Rylee Jo and Cade Sorrell, Ashton Jenkins, and Jake Lampley; one sister, Mattie Bargerhuff; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Maude Fletcher; her husband, Wallace Biffle; adopted daughter, Shirley Hardwick; brother, Wallace Fletcher, and sister, Grace Brady.

Early in her married life, Bertie felt her mission in life was to be a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She fulfilled that mission with unconditional love and kindness for her family and fifty-seven foster children, as she cared for their needs with a loving heart and giving spirit.

Bertie was a quiet and gentle woman who led a simple, hardworking life. Her heart and home were always open to anyone in need or less fortunate than herself, as she gave genuine love and joy to others.

She was an avid reader and an excellent cook. Bertie was an entertaining storyteller and one of the favorites told to her grandchildren, was her life during the Great Depression. Bertie was a talented seamstress and enjoyed needlework, making many beautiful quilts and embroidery items for family and friends.

She was a Christian lady, a prayer warrior, and a faithful member of the Midway Pentecostal Church.

She will be remembered as a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. Her life touched many and will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Graveside services will be Sunday, November 1, 2015, at 2:00 PM in the New Salem Cemetery at Couch, Missouri, with Brother Anthony Woods officiating.

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

 

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Eloise Crews

Eloise Crews

Eloise Crews

Eloise Cope Crews of Grand Bay, AL passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015. Eloise is a native of Mammoth Spring, AR and resident of Mobile and Grand Bay for 54 years. Eloise Crews was married to Hurley E. Crews, Sr. for 66 plus years.

Ms. Crews, as she was called by her students, had a Master’s Degree in Early Education and was selected as “Teacher of the Year” when she retired from teaching for 25 years in public education and 5 years at Mobile Christian School of Mobile. Parents lined up each school year requesting Ms. Crews for their first grade class child. After her class was full, Mr. Hamner, Principal of Elizabeth Fonde School, had to insist that the parents consider someone else. Students all loved her because she loved students and they could feel it. One week before she passed away Dr. Chad Alford with a cardiac group came into her room in Providence Hospital and saw the name Crews, looked a little shocked and said “Crews, it can’t be; yes, it is Ms. Crews” and ran over and hugged her several times. Dr. Alford was one of her first grade students. A few years ago, Mr. Crews became acquainted with Michael Pierce, Executive Director of MLK Avenue Development Corp. His inquiry always was how is Ms. Crews? Recently Michael was told she was very ill. “I want to go see her right now”, replied Michael. The list goes on and on. She truly had the heart of Jesus to love, obey, forgive and forget.

Her family all loved her: Her husband, Hurley, Sr.; two sons, Hurley, Jr. and Keith; two granddaughters, Suzanne and Emily; one great-granddaughter, Kaylee; other relatives and friends. After six compressed fractures and MRI’s, it was discovered Eloise had MM. Even though she was in pain and weak, she continued sending get-well cards, thank you cards and encouraging phone calls to the sick. The last words she spoke to her husband, Hurley, were “Be sure and send a thank you card to Ethel for the gift” which was brought to her in the hospital.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 26, 2015, at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

The family will receive friends at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, Monday morning, October 26th, from 9:00 AM until service time.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring, AR. Services are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

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Mary Wilkerson

Mary Wilkerson

Mary Wilkerson

Mary Jean (Kellett) Wilkerson was born the daughter of Loyd Isaac Kellett and Mamie Ila (Martin) Kellett on December 8, 1932, in St. Louis, Missouri, and departed this life with her family at her side on October 23, 2015, at her home in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 82 years.

She is survived by her son, Rick Toomey and wife, Tilda of Thayer, Missouri; one granddaughter, Angela Toomey and husband, Paul Wilson of Thayer; one grandson, Brian Toomey of Thayer; one sister, Betty Gazano and husband, John of Oakland, California; one brother, Larry Kellett and wife, Joan of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Loyd and Mamie Kellett; one sister, Peggy Ohanis; and one nephew, Brett Kellett.

She owned and operated Mary’s Beauty Shop in Thayer for several years, and worked in the area as a beautician for more than fifty years.

Mary loved her family and delighted in caring for, and spending time with them. Being a wonderful cook, she was always asked to bring her famous hot rolls to family gatherings. She was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing and quilting. She also had several dearly loved pets.

Mary was a member of Thayer Church of Christ and will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, and a loyal friend. She will truly be missed by her family, her church family and friends.

Funeral Services for Ms. Wilkerson will be Monday, October 26, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, with Erman Croney officiating.

The family will receive friends on Sunday evening, October 25th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery.

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Cleo L. Riggs

Cleo L. Riggs was born the son of Lee Waldren Riggs and Augusta (Tickalsky) Riggs on December 24, 1922, in Verdigre, Nebraska, and departed this life on October 13, 2015, at Shepherd’s View Assisted Living in Alton, Missouri, at the age of 92 years.

It is presumed, he is survived by his sister, Lucille Zarhart of Arizona.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Augusta Riggs; and one brother, Leland D. Riggs.

Cleo was a veteran of the United States Army, proudly serving his country during World War II.

He was a truck driver and livestock farmer, raising beef cattle on his farm in Koshkonong, Missouri where he lived most of his life.

Cleo was a great storyteller and would entertain others as long as they cared to sit and listen. He was a kind and generous man, and believed that most people were good-hearted.

He was a Christian and was baptized at Victory Free Will Baptist Church in Alton, Missouri.

Cleo will be remembered for his caring nature, love for his family at Shepherd’s View, and loyalty to friends. He will truly be missed by all.

Graveside Services for Mr. Riggs will be Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at 9:30 AM at the Koshkonong Cemetery in Koshkonong, Missouri.

Military Funeral Honors will be provided by The United States Army and American Legion, Post #344 at Thayer, Missouri.

Burial will be in the Koshkonong Cemetery.

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Edith Robinson

Edith Robinson

Edith Robinson

Edith Mary (Bates) Summers-Robinson was born the daughter of Edward James Jackson Bates and Emma (Bennett) Bates on February 2, 1925, in Oregon County, Missouri, and departed this life October 19, 2015, in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 90 years.

She was united in marriage June 28, 1941, to Herbert “Jake” Summers and to this union, seven children were born. Jake preceded her in death on December 22, 1985. In 1991, she was united in marriage to Richard Leath Robinson, who preceded her in death on March 12, 2014.

She is survived by six children, James Lee Summers and wife, Dorris of Myrtle, Missouri, Mary Evelyn Todd, Shirley Louise Cockman, Ines Jean Hall and Ella Mae Oakes and husband, Jerry, all of Thayer, Missouri and Mark Anderson Summers and wife, Cindy of Orlando, Oklahoma; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; one sister; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Emma Bates; her husbands, Jake Summers and Richard Robinson; infant daughter, Emmer Elizabeth Summers; six brothers; and four sisters.

Edith was a homemaker and will be remembered for her delicious homemade hot rolls.

She loved her family, and enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening, making rugs and beautiful hand stitched quilts.

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

She will truly be missed by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 10:00 AM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Mark Summers officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Wednesday evening, October 21st from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

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

 

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