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James Aaron (Jimmy) Clemens

May 25, 1972 - November 24, 2014

James Aaron ( Jimmy) Clemens, age 42, of Springfield, MO, went home on Monday, November 24, 2014 at Mercy Hospital. He was born May 25, 1972, in Springfield, MO, to David and Sharon (Altic) Clemens. He was a graduate of Parkview High School. Jimmy loved fishing and bow hunting. He will always be remembered for his great sense of humor. Jimmy’s greatest love was the time he spent with his friends and family. Jimmy will be dearly missed by all.


He is survived by his father, David Clemens and wife Susan, Fair Grove; his mother, Sharon Sue Clemens, Springfield; his only daughter, Erin Elizabeth Clemens and fiance Ryan Smotherman of Battlefield; his longtime girlfriend, Geneva Goetz of Springfield; three brothers, David Clemens of Springfield, Cary Cave of Fair Grove, and Todd Barnes of Springfield; one sister, Amy Jones of Calico Rock, AR; and a host of family and friends.


A celebration of Jimmy’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield with Bro. Joe Riley officiating. Burial will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Mission. Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, MO.


Elaine Louise Musgrave

February 20, 1926 - November 24, 2014

Elaine Louise (Owens) Musgrave, 88, of Lebanon, formerly of Springfield, died Monday, November 24, 2014, in Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO.  She was born February 20, 1926, in Leavenworth, KS to Catherine (Peters) and Eugene Owens, who preceded her in death.  Also preceding her in death was her sister, Priscilla Christ of Tallahassee, FL; a son-in-law, Paul Vernon of Lebanon, and former son-in-law, Chris Lawson of Centennial, CO.  Also preceding her in death is a special friend, Claude Horton of Springfield.

She taught elementary school in Mt. Vernon from 1972 until her retirement in 1990.  Elaine enjoyed her flower garden, playing bridge, dancing, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, Barbara Lawson of Centennial, CO; Jill Meckem of Lebanon; and Scott Musgrave of Nixa; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, all of whom miss her.

Visitation will be Friday, November 28, 2014 at Greenlawn Funeral Home South from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, with a graveside service to follow at Danforth Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association.

Scott Alan Rankin

August 15, 1963 - November 22, 2014

Scott Alan Rankin, age 52 of Springfield, MO passed away at Mercy Hospital in Springfield MO on November 22, 2014, after a three month battle with lung cancer. He was born in Springfield, MO on August 15, 1962 to Warren and Lucille Rankin. He was a 1980 graduate of Parkview High School and attended Missouri State University. He was a lifelong member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, now Wesley Downtown Methodist Church. He worked in the food industry for many years and most recently was the bookkeeper for St. Paul. His parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister, Nancy Phillips and her husband Mike and his nephew Justin Parrish and his fiancé Krista Kimbrough. Visitation will be at Greenlawn North Funeral home on Monday, November 24, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. with private family graveside services at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the No Kill Pet Shelter.


Paul Junior Perry

April 18, 1928 - November 22, 2014

Paul Junior Perry, age 86, of Springfield, MO, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 at his home.  He was born April 18, 1928, in Springfield, MO. to Rev. Stephen and Anne (Fuller) Perry.  He was a member of the Lone Star Baptist Church, he served in the United States Army.  Paul loved spending time with his children:  Gerald and Debby.  His other interests were:  helping neighbors, woodworking, water skiing and watching the races.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters:  Marie and Thelma; one brother Toots.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years:  Norma Perry; two children:  Gerald and Deb; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, numerous friends.  A graveside service will be held at Eastlawn Cemetery on Tuesday November 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm.

Norma Jean Davidson

January 21, 1929 - November 21, 2014

Norma Jean Davidson entered the kingdom of heaven on November 21, 2014 from Springfield, MO. She was born in 1929 in Buffalo Gap, Texas to Bernice and Thelma Brookreson. She loved to be known as the Texas hugger. She worked as a Home Economics teacher and later as a Psychiatric Technician, but was also a wonderful wife, mother and friend. She was a charter member of Evangel Temple AG church in Springfield. Survivors include her husband, Dr. Steve Davidson, two daughters; Trudy and husband Ray Shaw, Carol and husband David Osborne, one son; Mark and wife Dona Davidson, two sisters; Nita and husband Bob Beard, Fanny and husband Gary Vaughan, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her funeral services will be on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10am in the Maranatha Village Chapel on Norton road, with burial following in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 9 to 10am at the Maranatha Chapel, prior to the funeral services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Steve and Norma Davidson endowed scholarship fund at Evangel University in Springfield, MO.

Rosalie Edith Costello

December 21, 1925 - November 21, 2014

Rosalie Costello, 88, passed away November 21, 2014 at her home in Springfield, MO surrounded by her loving family after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Rosalie was born on December 21, 1925 in St. Louis. MO to Edna (nee Duckworth) and Alfred Hilligoss. At the age of 16 she went to work at Southwestern Bell as a telephone operator, a position from which she retired in 1975.

She was united in marriage in 1950 to Thomas Joseph Costello and together they lived in Washington Park, Illinois until 1977 when they relocated to Branson, MO.

Rosalie was preceded in death by her son, James Thomas, and three brothers Jack Hilligoss, Robert Hilligoss and James Hilligoss.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas, a daughter, Nancy Austin and husband Brad of Ozark, one granddaughter, Stephanie England and husband Trent, four grandsons, David Austin, James Costello, Ryan Costello and Matthew Costello, a sister-in-law Katie Rembish and husband Adolph  a special niece, Linda Crouch and husband David and many other beloved family and friends.

Rosalie will always be remembered for her sweet spirit and loving personality.

A rosary service will be held from 5:30pm to 6:00pm on Monday, November 24, 2014 with visitation to follow in Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 am on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in her honor to Mercy Hospice of Springfield.

October 12, 1949 - November 21, 2014

John Robert Davidson, 65, of  Willard, MO. On the evening of November 21st, 2014, John Robert Davidson, passed away peacefully at Select Hospital in Springfield, MO after a long struggle with COPD. John was surrounded and comforted by his loved ones at the time of his passing. John was born in Denver, CO on October 12th, 1949. He was the second child of the late June Sylvia Eva and David John Davidson. John was a loving husband and father who devoted himself to his family. He retired from City Utilities of Springfield, MO in 2008 after working there 30 years.

He is survived by his wife Tomi Davidson, his daughter Tanya Marion and son-in-law John Marion, his son John M. Davidson, his daughter Ashley Davidson, his step-daughter Kirsten Jones, step-son Elias Bransome, step-daughter Fatima Thomas and son- in- law Eddie Thomas, his 12 grandchildren, and his brother David Davidson.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield, MO.  Burial will be at White Chapel Memorial Gardens following the services.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Children’s Trust Fund (Missouri’s Foundation for Child Abuse Prevention) www.ctf4kids.org

There will be a Celebration of his Life Festivities planned at a later date to be announced.

Maxine L. Edwards

May 13, 1938 - November 21, 2014



No services are planned at this time for Maxine L. Edwards age 76 of Hollister, Missouri.  Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson.


She died November 21, 2014 at the Point Lookout Nursing and Rehab in Hollister, Mo.


She was born on May 13, 1938 in Elmore, Alabama the daughter of Max Austin and Vivian Inez McGlamery.  She was a retired secretary of a purchasing and engineering company and was of the protestant faith.


Survivors include a brother, Phil Law of San Antonio, Texas and a sister Eva Jean Law of Houston, Texas.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Michael R. Edwards.




Hazel Mae Jolliff Corban

November 8, 1920 - November 20, 2014

Hazel Mae Jolliff Corban, 94, passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Springfield, MO. She was born on November 8, 1920 in Pleasant Hope, Mo. to George Glenn and Pearl (Randles) Glenn. She married Melbourne Jolliff in 1941 and he passed away in 1970, then she married Deryl Corban in 1972 and he preceded her in death in 1986.

Hazel was a Life Member of V.F.W. Auxiliary# 3404, Life Member of Disabled American Auxiliary, and a member of Royal Neighbors of America Camp # 567.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and five sisters.

Survivors include her daughter: Sally Hawkins and husband Don, granddaughter: Kris Ann Blankenship, one great-granddaughter, and one great-great-grandson

Graveside Service will be on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Springfield National Cemetery on the corner of Glenstone and Seminole.

Ray Wesley Mariage

March 23, 1924 - November 20, 2014

Ray Mariage (90) died Wednesday November 19th at 5:30 pm from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. Born in Georgetown, Illinois, he was a veteran of WWII studied for the ministry at Olivet Nazarene College and served as pastor in several communities with the Church of the Nazarene in Waukegan, Ill as well as Ohio. After retirement, he served as Senior assistant Pastor at Hot Springs, AR First Church of the Nazarene. He was an accomplished master carpenter and used his skills to start and build several churches during his ministering years. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Hazel and their two sons Philip and Duane. Also surviving are Duane’s wife Debbie, their sons Andy and Adam and daughter Aubrey, Philip’s daughters Tiffany, Rachelle and son Philip. He was also the proud grandfather of 7 great grandchildren.No services will be held, however donations to local Alzheimer’s organizations may be made in his honor