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Barbara Lynn Sherard

June 26, 1941 - October 20, 2016

Barbara Lynn Sherard, 75, Springfield, Missouri departed this life October 17, 2016 in Springfield.

She was born June 26, 1941 at Ellsworth, Kansas to Glenn and Charlotte (Fischer) Patterson.

Barbara was a member of Schweitzer United Methodist Church in Springfield, Missouri.

She enjoyed bird watching, golf and spending time at the lake with her family and was a member of the Queen Esther Chapter #32 Order of the Eastern Star, Lyons, Kansas.

Barbara was united in marriage to Paul R. Sherard on June 15, 1969 and he preceded her in death on April 17, 2007.

She is also preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Donald, Richard and Warren Patterson.

Immediate survivors include her two sons, Vance and Brett Sherard and one daughter, Shari Sherard, five grandchildren, Diane, Graham, Maddie, Megan and Kate and one great grandchild, Eloise.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Greenlawn Funeral Home East.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, October, 21, 2016 at Schweitzer United Methodist Church, Springfield, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.


Alberta Louise Woodall

July 1, 1927 - October 19, 2016

Alberta Louise Woodall, 89, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2016. She was born on July 1, 1927 in Springfield, Missouri to Lee and Lela Satterfield.

Visitation for Alberta will be Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:00-8:00pm, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Funeral services will be Friday, October 21, 2016, 1:00pm, also at Greenlawn North. Interment will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens following the service.

Dorothy E. Prewitt

October 18, 2016 - October 18, 2016

Dorothy E. Prewitt, 85, of Spokane Missouri passed away Monday, October 17, 2016 at Lakewood at The Arbors.
She was born March 18, 1931 in Windy City, Missouri to Melvin and Walcie Patrick.
She married Robert “Shorty” Prewitt April 24, 1948. She graduated from Spokane High School the following year.
God was always first in her life and so was her family. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her son Dwayne Prewitt in 1973, a brother Verlin Patrick and a son-in-law Charles Rogers, Jr.
She is survived by her Husband Robert “Shorty” Prewitt, her daughter Wanda Rogers and her close friend Billy Parson, her very special grandsons, Patrick Rogers and his wife Mary Michal and Cody Rogers and his wife Arin. She is also survived by her great grandson Solomon and great granddaughter Mairi.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Schupbach Cemetery in Spokane Missouri.

Lila June Ralston

February 3, 1937 - October 18, 2016

Lila June Ralston age 79, Springfield passed away, Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in Mercy Hospital. She was born February 3, 1937, in Pine, Mo.  As a military wife, she lived throughout the U.S and overseas. She continued travel and see the world. She is survived by her husband Jerry, a son Keith Ralston and his wife Lisa, and two grandchildren, Emily and David Ralston. Graveside services will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. in Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home North.

Baby Rowyn Caye Jones

October 16, 2016 - October 17, 2016


The Lord blessed Leland and Ashley (Roberts) Jones with Rowyn Caye Jones October 16, 2016. In her short time with us she deeply touched many hearts and we are forever blessed for her being a part of our lives.

          “…Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30: 5b

          She is preceded in death by a great aunt Connie Baldwin.

          Surviving Rowyn are her parents; maternal grandparents: Corinda Dampier of Urbana, MO, and Aaron and Robin Roberts of Cheyenne, WY; paternal grandparents: Kim and Joe McNeel of Brighton, MO, and Craig Jones of Brighton, MO; great maternal grandparents: Garry and Linda Floyd of Humansville, MO, and Nancy and Larry Roberts of Springfield, MO; great paternal grandparents: Bob and Kay Pitts of Flemington, MO, and Ada Jones of Springfield, MO; two uncles AJ Dampier of Urbana, MO, and Noah Roberts of Cheyenne, WY; four aunts: Amanda Swysgood of Kansas City, MO, Gabriella Roberts of Cheyenne, WY, Emily Jones of Brighton, MO, and Rebecca Jones of Polk, MO; a cousin Ainsley Roberts of Polk, MO; as well as numerous other loving relatives and friends.

          A celebration of Rowyn’s life will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Rondo Baptist Church Rondo, MO, with Pastor Kenny Batson officiating. Burial will follow at Rondo Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 AM   prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers will be Adams Roberts, GW Floyd, Danny Long, and Terry Floyd. Honorary pallbearer is AJ Dampier. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.

William Paul Busby Sr.

July 28, 1940 - October 17, 2016

William Paul Busby Sr, 76, passed away peacefully in his home on October 17, 2016. He was born July 28, 1940 to Alfred and Josephine Busby in Springfield, Missouri. William attended Parkview High School and Drury University. He served in the U. S. Navy. William worked in Grocery Management and as a school bus driver, retiring in 2005.

He married the love of his life, Clara Berniece (Stenger) Busby on September 29, 1959 in Springfield, Missouri, and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed woodcarving, his grandkids and great-grandkids.

William is preceded in death by his father, Alfred Delmar Busby, his mother, Josephine Florence (VanHooser) Busby, and infant brother, Alfred Joe Busby. He is survived by his wife, Clara Berniece Busby, daughter, Debra (Ron) Raby, daughter, Lori (Jeff) Hart, and son, Bill and fiance’, Christy. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 1 great great-grandson, 1 sister, Karen (Gene) Stewart, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and close friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:00-8:00pm, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Funeral services will be Friday, October 21, 2016, 10:00am, also at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. William will be laid to rest in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with full military honors following the service.

The family suggests memorial donations be given to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.

Leroy “Lee” Issac Dean, Jr.

November 19, 1967 - October 16, 2016

No Services are planned at this time for Leroy “Lee” Issac Dean, Jr., age 48 of Galena, MO. Arrangements are under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home Branson.

He died on Sunday, October, 16, 2016 at the Aurora Nursing Center in Aurora, MO.

He was born on November 19, 1967 in Petersburg, VA., the son of Leroy Issac Dean, Sr. and Mary Alberta Smith Dobbins. He was a concrete worker and former employee of Farley Excavation in Highlandville, MO. He had been a resident of the area for the past 17 years.

He is survived by his wife of 9 years, Maria Dean of Galena, MO., his parents; Al and Mary Dobbins of Hollister, MO. and three siblings; Alton Dobbins of Virginia Beach, VA., Brian Dobbins of Norman, OK., and Jan Dobbins McBroom of Albuquerque, N.M. He was preceded in death by his father.

Robert Chace Reeder, Jr.

January 25, 1940 - October 16, 2016

Robert Chace Reeder, Jr., age 76, passed away at his home in Fremont Hills, Missouri on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Bob was born to Robert Chace Reeder, Sr. and Barbara Penrod Reeder on January 25, 1940 in Boston, Massachusetts. After his father’s military service, the family moved to Fremont, Nebraska, his dad’s home town, where Bob spent his boyhood years.

Bob was a very precocious and intelligent young man, and, after a notable event which was incorrectly chronicled for many years as a meteor landing in Fremont, NE, he was enrolled in Shattuck Military School. He attended Shattuck for 3 years, returning to Fremont for his senior year in high school. He always considered his military school experience to be one of the things which made him the man he ultimately became. Bob attended Cornell College in Iowa, then graduated with a degree in chemistry from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. He attended the UNO Medical School for a year before deciding not to pursue this field. Shortly thereafter, he went to work for Parke Davis pharmaceutical company. After 4 years there, he received an offer from the 3M Company, where he began a 32 year career in the medical/surgical business unit. He retired in 2001 as business unit manager.

Bob had a passion for reading about astrophysics, and followed space exploration on his computer daily. He loved upland game hunting with his boys, and they shared many fishing trips to Canada.

Bob loved all dogs, and they, immediately sensing this, loved him in return. He did not trust horses, and they knew it. Bob could fix or build anything; he always needed a project to work on. Fishing was one of “Captain Bob’s” favorite pastimes, especially if he could bring his grandchildren and their friends, and any other kid who wanted to catch fish, along with him. He was a scratch golfer, boasting a hole in one; a scuba diver; and an elegant downhill skier. Bob was a generous man, giving his time and his strength. He volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, and spent several years working with Lettie, volunteering at the Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Colorado.

While working at 3M, Bob met his future wife, Lettie Blackburn. They were married in 1988. Together, they built a cabin in Northern Minnesota on Leech Lake, and enjoyed many summers there with friends and family – while Bob made his famous BBQ ribs and shared his fishing expertise.

The world was a better and more interesting place with Bob Reeder in it. He was the quintessential honorable man. He leaves behind a legacy of love.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Jenny Reeder. He is survived by his wife, Lettie Blackburn of Fremont Hills, MO; son, Robert Chace Reeder III (Christina) of Van Alstyne, TX; son, Stephen Reeder, M.D. (Debbie) of Springfield, MO; sister, Jane Gibson (Vern) of Fremont, NE; step-daughter, Marne Gerdes of Minneapolis, MN; granddaughter, Christina Reeder of Kansas City, MO; grandson, Michael Reeder of Plano, TX.

Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home, East in Springfield, MO. Visitation will be at 1 pm, and Celebration of Life at 2:00 pm Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Alzheimers Association. WWW. ALZ.ORG.


James (Jim) Dail Allen

June 26, 1937 - October 16, 2016

James (Jim) Dail Allen, 79 of Springfield, MO, passed away October 16, 2016 in his home. He was born to Dorothy and Gordon Allen on June 26, 1937 in West Plains, Mo. Jim attended West Plains high school, and continued his education at Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma. Jim had a successful career as a retail salesman for Kraft Foods and retired after 28 years. He was also a member of the Army Reserve and a Freemason.
Jim was a proud member of the Joy Pickers Group where he played guitar and was a frequent soloist and leader. He was an active member of many church choirs over the years, and also had his own country band for many years. Music was a large part of Jim’s life, and his greatest joy was singing with his children and grandchildren. Like his mother, Jim was extremely positive and loved laughing almost as much as making others laugh. He was a rare talent with a spectacular inability to ever receive too much attention at any given time. We all loved him and he loved us. For years he loved camping, fishing, golfing, traveling, and most of all being with friends and family.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Elaine (Thomas) Allen whom he married on July 31, 1960 in Wichita, Kansas. Elaine and Jim would raise six children. The home was always full of laughter, music, and love.
He is survived by Kelly Jean Woodard and family of Ozark. Mark Thomas Allen and family of Willard. Shawna Lynn Allen and family of Springfield. Franci Leigh Oliver and family of Springfield. Bradly James Allen and family of Nixa, and Chance Woodrow Allen and family of San Antonio, TX. Jim had 15 grandchildren and loved each of them uniquely. He is also survived by cousins, Larry French, Susan Craig, Ed Powell and Bob Powell.
Visitation will be at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Greenlawn Funeral Home South, with a service immediately following at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

Mary Elizabeth Blankenship

February 2, 1923 - October 15, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Blankenship went home to our heavenly Father on October 15, 2016. She was born in Dade County Missouri on February 2, 1923 to Marion and Opal Blankenship.
All of Mary’s siblings have preceded her in death. She is survived by her sister-in-law Catherine Blankenship, several nieces and nephews and dear friends Bill and Lou Shireman.
Miss Blankenship was a Registered Nurse in the Kansas City area as a surgical nurse. She ended her career in the VA Hospital caring for American Veterans.
She loved the Lord and had a deep abiding faith in Christ.
Graveside services will be in the Greenfield Cemetery, Greenfield, Missouri on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.
In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to her favorite charities, Disabled American Veterans or The American Foundation for the Blind.
Mary would want to send a special thank you to the loving and caring staff of the Manor at Elfindale for all they did for her while living at their facility. Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home South.