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    Springfield, Missouri 65803
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    Springfield, Missouri 65809
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    Branson, Missouri 65616
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    Springfield, Missouri 65807
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    316 East Broadway Street
    Bolivar, Missouri 65613
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Josephine (Robinson ) York

April 3, 1934 - September 24, 2016

Josephine (Robinson ) York, age 82 , of Springfield passed away Saturday, September 24th, 2016 in her home surrounded by family.

Josephine was born April 3, 1934 in Richland, MO to Charles Quincy and Ethel Victoria Robinson . She was a graduate of Richland High School. Josephine was united in marriage to James Richard York on February 25, 1952. Josephine was a big St. Louis Cardinals fan, she enjoyed going to the casino and playing the slot machines, and playing games in general. Her family will remember her as a great story teller. The greatest love of her life was her family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-granddaughter, who was named after her.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack York; parents Charles Quincy and Ethel Victoria Robinson; two brothers, Stanley Robinson and Noel Dean Robinson; and one sister, Charlesena Bryant.
Survivors include her two children, Rick York, Springfield and Jackie Pruiett, Springfield; three grandchildren, Brandy Hilburn, Fair Play, Lori Pruiett, Springfield, and Rick York, O’Fallon, MO; three great-grandchildren, Brett Hilburn, Dalton Hilburn, and Dallas Hilburn; one great-great-grandchild, Gracie Jo Hilburn; one sister, Vanora Rippy, Lebanon, MO; and a host of family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Greenlawn Funeral Home North . Funeral Services will be held Monday, September 26th, 2016 at 1:00 pm in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, with burial to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Springfield.

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Gertha Morton

November 9, 1923 - September 24, 2016

Gertha Belle (Jones) Morton, 92, entered into the presence of her Heavenly Father Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. She was born Nov. 9, 1923, to Clay and Emma (King) Jones in Lead Hill, Ark., and is the last surviving of nine siblings born to this union.
On June 30, 1944, she married Leo Morton in Lead Hill, Ark., and they were blessed with five children: Walter, Danny, Brenda, Beverly, and Barbara. They moved to Springfield, Mo., in 1950.
Gertha was a bindery worker at Gospel Publishing House, where she served from 1958 until her retirement in 1988.
Gertha was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Leo; parents, Clay and Emma Jones; and nine siblings, Zesta Risley, Vernon Jones, Erma Davis, Ewell “Short” Jones, Ray Jones, Faye Jones, Ima Jean “Doolie” Johnson, and Pyrtle Jones. She is survived by her children and their spouses: Walt and Joyce Morton, Danny and Dianne Morton, Brenda and Harold Lochner, Beverly and Ken Scott, and Barbara and Irvin Jones; 12 grandchildren and their spouses: Melissa and Willie Hyden, Andy Morton, Danny Robert and Michaela Morton, Darryl and Annisa Morton, Darren and Cara Morton, Kristin Lochner, Jamie and Thao Lochner, Adam Scott, Aaron and Missy Scott, Alison and Doug Norman, Tonya and Bob Madsen and Terry Jones; 20 great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by a host of family, friends, and those who so faithfully cared for her during her illness.
Gertha loved quilting, cooking, gardening, and canning. She especially loved having her babies and grandbabies come to visit and was never happier than when there was a large holiday gathering or a family reunion at her home.
She was a member of Strafford First Assembly of God.
Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, at Greenlawn East. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, also at Greenlawn East, with the Reverends Darryl Morton and Darren Morton officiating.
The family wishes to express special thanks to Terri and the others who provided care for Gertha during her long illness, as well as to the staff on Cox South 700 floor for the compassionate support provided to the family during their mother’s final days.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Gertha’s honor to Alzheimer’s Association or
American Cancer Society.

Margaret Mae Henderson

October 31, 1924 - September 22, 2016

     Margaret Mae Henderson, age 91 of Bolivar, MO, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016, at Citizens Memorial Hospital Bolivar, MO.  She was born October 31, 1924.

     Funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.  Visitation will be one hour before the service from 11:00 to 12:00 pm in the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery Bolivar, MO.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.

Anthony Bishop

October 19, 1985 - September 22, 2016

Anthony Bishop, age 30, of Springfield MO passed away Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 in his home after battling brain cancer.

He was born October 19, 1985 in Springfield, MO to William Michael and Terena Lynn Bishop. He was a graduate of Parkhill South High School in Parkville, Mo. Anthony’s greatest love was his son Luke. His strong faith and love in the Lord was infectious. God gave him peace with no fear. Anthony is the person that would give you the boots off his feet and walk across glass so you would not have too. He loved working with his hands, he could fix anything. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and any outdoor activity. He also had a great love for car audio and loved to compete. Anthony worked in construction and was a roofer.

He was preceded in death by his paternal Grandmother Carol Bishop and paternal Great Grandfather Jim Bishop. Maternal Great Grandparents Ernest and Vernice Carlson.

Survivors include his parents, Mike and Angie Bishop of Springfield and Terena and Eric Browning of Parkville, MO; Son Luke Able Thomas Bishop his mother Erica Stapp of Springfield; Brother Matt Bishop and fiancée Lily Thompson, niece Ellie Bishop of Kansas City, MO; paternal Grandfather Ed Bishop, Springfield; paternal Great Grandmother Loreta Bishop, Ash Grove. Maternal Grandparents Wilbur and Dorothy Carlson, Grandparents Chuck and Donna Browning of Reeds Spring, MO; and many other close family and friends.

Our hearts and souls love you Anthony you have touched our lives in incredible ways!

Funeral services will be announced by Greenlawn Funeral Home North.

Noah River Lyons

March 1, 2016 - September 22, 2016

Noah River Lyons age six months of Branson, Missouri passed away on September 22, 2016 at his home.

He was born on March 1, 2016 in Branson, Missouri the infant son of Donna Brown and Stephen Lyons.

Survivors are his mother, Donna Brown of Branson, Missouri, his father Stephen Lyons of Merriam Woods, Missouri, his step-mother, Jessica Howard of Branson, Mo., three brothers, Mason Lyons, Madden Lyons and Decklyn Brown all of Branson. Grandparents, Cynthia Brown of Branson, Mo., Richard Wenk of Branson, Mo., David Brown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, LeAnn Brown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Janet & Russ Peterson of Rockaway Beach, Mo., and Kevin & Christine Lyons of Springfield, Mo. Great Grandparents, Mary Gearhart of Buffalo, New York, Donna & Raymond Demary of Taneyville, Mo., Betsy Wenk of Riverside, California, Gayle Mangrum of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Gary & Betty Brown of Kirbyville, Texas and a host of other relatives.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements and cremation was under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson.

Edith F. Elrod

March 20, 1927 - September 21, 2016

     Edith F. Elrod, age 89, passed away on September 21, 2016. She was born in Hutchinson, KS, on March 20, 1927 to Harry and Mary (Bennett) Lee. She served in the U.S. Women’s Army, while she was stationed in Toyko, Japan she met and eventually married Howard Elrod whom was serving in the U.S. Army at the time. Edith was the first female to ever retire from Positronics Industries where she worked as supervisor over her department. She was a faithful and longtime member of South Haven Baptist Church.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, and her daughter; Jolene Kay Schnick. She is survived by her husband; Howard Elrod, of Springfield, son; Joseph Elrod, of Springfield, son-in-law; Ray Schnick, of Strafford, grandchildren; Lynette Schnick, of Kuwait, David Schnick and Crisha Mullins, of Strafford and Eric Schnick, of Springfield, great-grandchildren; Madison Schnick, Vance Mullins and Bradlee Mullins.

     Funeral services will be on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home South with burial following in Missouri Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

     In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to South Haven Baptist Church building fund.

 

Seth D. Perkins

February 9, 1993 - September 21, 2016

Seth David Perkins, 23 Springfield, MO passed away on September 21, 2016 in his home.
He was born February 9, 1993 in Springfield, MO and attended Kickapoo High School. He worked for Sutherland Lumber Company for 6 years. Seth had attended Salvation Army and Shepherds Chapels. His was also a member of AA and the Recovery Chapel.

He was preceded in death by his (father) Oden Jimmy Hoyt (Bub) Rhynes.
He is survived by his (mother) Cari Soltz, (grandparents) Dwayne and Pam Perkins, (Great-Grandpa) Robert Murphy, (Brothers and Sisters) Cassindy Newman, Eva Greco, Casey Crites, Zachary Rhynes, Shane Rhynes and many other close family members and friends.

Seth loved music, friends, playing his guitar and he especially loved spending time with his family. He will be deeply missed.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in Greenlawn Funeral Home South at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: The Recovery Chapel: 217 W. Bennett – Springfield, MO 65807.
(On a personal note) My dearest Seth, Momma loves you baby! I’ll be there with you soon.

Dixie Lee Wilson

June 12, 1925 - September 19, 2016

        Dixie Lee Wilson, of Pleasant Hope, MO, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016. The daughter of Joe G. and Eva (Adams) LaRew, was born in Dunnegan, MO, June 12, 1925, later moving to Bolivar and Pleasant Hope. Dixie was a graduate of Humansville High School, and attended SWBC in Bolivar. She was united in marriage to Robert R. Wilson December 14, 1950. She was a long time office Manager for Mayse Motor Co., and later retired from the office of Dr. Gene Wilson. She was an active member of the Pleasant Hope Methodist Church.

          She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bob; and two sisters: Helene Hopkins and Wanda Wainscott.

          Survivors include two sons: Dr. Gene Ray Wilson of Springfield, MO, and Monte Wilson of Bolivar, MO; one niece Jo Roberts and husband Bill of Bolivar, MO; a nephew Mark Kirby and wife Cathy of Nixa, MO; as well as many other relatives and friends.

          Visitation will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Pitts Chapel. A private family service will be held at a later date.  Dixie wishes were any memorials be made to the Pleasant Hope Methodist Church, or the Pleasant Hope Fire Department. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.

Monta McWhorter

November 7, 1915 - September 19, 2016

Monta McWhorter age 100, of  Springfield passed away Monday, September 19th, 2016  at Willard Care Center.

She was born November 7, 1915 in Bloodland MO, the daughter  of William Harvey and Florence Blalock. She was united in marriage to Encel Samuel McWhorter. Monta lived life to it’s fullest, She was an amazing Christian Woman, who took pride in being a wife, mother, and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Encel, Samuel (Mac) McWhorter; one daughter, Joann Thompson; two granddaughters, Debbie and Denise; her parents William Harvey and Florence Blalock; two brothers, Ernal and Bill; and  one sister, Leila Hopkins.
Survivors include  her loving son Tim McWhorter and wife  Diane, Springfield; seven grandchildren; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 23rd, 2016  at 1:00 pm  in Greenlawn Funeral Home- North. Burial will be Monday, September 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm, at Rolla Cemetery.

Bobby “PaPa” Smith

June 1, 1958 - September 19, 2016

Robert L. Smith, age 58, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016. He was born in Mount Clemens, Michigan and graduated from Parkview High School, and Draughons Business College. Robert worked for Paul Mueller for several years and was also a franchise partner for Billy Sims BBQ. Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the St. Louis Cardinals. He loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Robert was married to Anita (Gross) Smith for 24 years.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Helene Smith, his sister Sharon Felton, and his grandson, Christian Smith. He is survived by his wife Anita Smith, son Bobby Smith and wife Brandy, son Chris Smith and wife Megan, son David Smith and fiancé Brie Wagner, daughter GraceLee Smith, and stepdaughter Carrie Weatherford. Grandchildren Shelbby Smith, Hunter Smith, Kane Smith, Eliza Smith-Wagner, GraceLee Smith, and Finn Smith. A sister Jeanne Goss and husband Dave, a brother Jim Brown. Stepmother Pat Smith, and multiple sister-in-laws their spouses, and multiple nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 22 from 6-8p.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home South with services on Friday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.