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Richard D. Goranson

August 26, 2014 - August 26, 2014

Richard D Goranson, age 84, of Humansville, MO, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014, at Citizens Memorial Hospital. He was born     April 14, 1930, in Ostrander, MN, to Carl and Florence (Funk) Goranson. He is a US Navy veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Roma Jean Goranson; a daughter Deborah Keller; and a son Jim Goranson.

He is survived by one son Josh Goranson of CA; one daughter Barbara Jackson of OR; one sister Viola Zeitler of MN; four grandchildren: Kimberly, Jason, Karrie, and Jodie; three great grandchildren: Olivia, Ryan, and Logan; as well as other relatives and friends.

According to Richard’s wishes his body will be cremated. Burial will take place at a later date at Mt. Gilead Cemetery Bolivar, MO. Online condolences may be made at: www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.

 

Justin Henry Park

June 18, 1992 - August 26, 2014

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JUSTIN HENRY PARK 1992 – 2014

 

JUSTIN H. PARK, 22, SPENT THE LAST MOMENTS OF HIS LIFE SURROUNDED BY HIS IMMEDIATE FAMILY. HE BATTLED AN UNKNOWN INFECTION THAT RAVEGED HIS BODY FOR 3 ½ MONTHS.

JUSTIN WAS GRACIOUSLY INVITED BY HIS SAVIOR ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014. FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD 10:00 A.M. AT JAMES RIVER CHURCH SATURDAY AUGUST 30, 2014. A LUNCHEON TO FOLLOW IMMEDIATELY. VISITATION WILL BE HELD FRIDAY, AUGUST 29TH FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 P.M. AT GREENLAWN FUNERAL HOME EAST 3540 EAST SEMINOLE.

HE WAS BORN ON JUNE 18, 1992 IN DES MOINES, IOWA TO DR. DAN & HUNNI PARK. HE GRADUATED FROM KICKAPOO HIGH SCHOOL IN 2010 AND WAS A YEAR SHY OF GRADUATING FROM MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY.

JUSTIN WAS A BROTHER OF THE KAPPA SIGMA FRATERNITY (KE), COMARADE OF HIS FELLOW FRATERNITY BROTHERS. HE CHERISHED HIS FAMILY, JUSTIN ACTIVELY SOUGHT OUT TO SPEND TIME WITH HIS MANY COUSINS. HE UNDERSTOOD THAT HAVING AN EXTENDED FAMILY ENRICHED HIS LIFE. HE WOULD GENEROUSLY TEXT HIS AUNTIES BEAUTIFUL SCRIPTURES JUST TO SHOUT OUT A “HELLO” OR TO REMEMBER A SPECIAL DAY. JUSTIN DID NOT LACK SHYNESS FOR HIS LOVE OF FAMILY AND CHRIST.

MANY OTHER FACTS OF HIS LIFE INCLUDED: TRAVELING, DELICIOUS MEALS, BODY BUILDING, LISTENING TO ECLECTIC MUSIC. WHAT WE ALL WILL MISS MOST ABOUT JUSTIN IS HIS INFECTIOUS SMILE. HE HAD A WAY OF WALKING INTO ANY ROOM WITH HIS BEAUTIFUL SMILE AND WARM THE HEARTS OF ALL.

HIS EARLY PASSING HAS SHATTERED THE MANY HEARTS OF THOSE WHO LOVED HIM.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS PARENTS DR. DAN & HUNNI PARK; SIBLINGS JOCELYN, RICHARD AND ROSELLEN, GRANDPARENTS HENRY & YUNG HEE PARK OF SAN FRANCISCO, CA., KUN TAK PAK OF PERRY, IOWA AND 18 UNCLES AND AUNTS AND 39 COUSINS, JUSTIN WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS GRANDMOTHER, I SUN PAK.

 

THE FAMILY REQUESTS DONATIONS BE DIRECTED TO THE FAMILY FOR FUTURE MEMORIAL TRIBUTES.

Kathleen Patton

November 5, 1921 - August 25, 2014

Kathleen Patton, age 92, of Springfield, Missouri, MO, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 at Woodland Manor. She was born November 5, 1921 to Floyd and Ethel Peters. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Kathleen Worked as an excutive secretary at Harry Cooper Supply Company.

 

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 30, 2014, at GreenlawnMemorialGardens, Springfield, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, MO. Online condolences may be made at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.

Carol Sue Weiler

April 27, 1948 - August 25, 2014

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Carol Sue Weiler, 66, of Spring­field, Mo. passed away Aug. 25, 2014 at Christian Health Care East.

Born April 27, 1948, in Spring­field, Mo. She was preced­ed in death by her parents, Dorothy (Bartholomew) and Robert (Bob) Weiler and two brothers, Jerry Weiler and Jim Weiler.

She is survived by her sis­ter, Katie (Weiler) Tillman and her husband John Tillman of Springfield, Mo. and four nieces and five nephews.

The family would like give a special thanks to Christian Health Care East and Hospice for the care and kindness for Carol.

A visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. Saturday August 30, 2014 until service time at 10:00 a.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home-East in Springfield, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to PAWS Pet Pantry, 2835 E. Southern Hills Blvd., Springfield, MO 65804.

Sherri Ann Bryant

September 18, 1970 - August 25, 2014

Sherri Ann Bryant, age 43, of Springfield, MO, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Mercy Hospital.  She was born on September 18, 1970 in Oklahoma City, OK.,  to Earnest Elmer Bryant and Alice Elizabeth Bartlow.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

She is survived by her 3 sons, Earnest James Bryant (E.J.), Donald Lee Bryant, and Jeremiah Jacob Justice; a daughter, Elizabeth Bryant; as well as many family members and friends.  There will be a visitation on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4450 S. Farm Rd 141 (Cox Rd), Springfield, MO  65810.  The funeral service will be at 2:00 PM.  The burial will immediately follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.  Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home South.

Jewell Roberts

August 9, 1919 - August 25, 2014

     Jewell Delpha Roberts, age 95, of Polk, MO, died Monday, August 25, 2014, at Citizens Memorial Hospital after a long illness. The last three years she has been a resident at Parkview Healthcare Facility. There she made many friends and acquaintances where in the care givers words “She was truly a Jewel”. Jewell was born August 9, 1919, at Sentinel, MO, to Robert and Nancy (Carroll) Walker the eighth of nine children.

     After seeking the Lord the year before, she was saved in July of 1933. She joined Sentinel Missionary Baptist Church, and was baptized in Lindley Creek. She remained a faithful member of Sentinel until her death.

     Jewell married Albert Roberts on October 21, 1939, and to this union four children were born. They remained happily married for 69 years working on their family farm where they operated a mixed farming operation.

     She was a loving wife, Mother, Grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother. By reason of kindness a loving mother to all.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Albert Roberts; five brothers: Russell, Virgil, Creed, Hershel, and Leo Walker; and three sisters: Mabel Roberts, Zula Inglis, and Opal Root.

     She is survived by her four children: Lou Jean Howard and husband Curtis of Coos Bay, OR, Leta Fisher and husband Richard of Bolivar, MO, Glenn Roberts and wife Velinda of Goodson, MO, and Jana Belk and husband Bob of Nixa, MO; two brothers in-law: Leslie Roberts and wife Elta, and Ester Roberts and wife Nadine all of Polk, MO; two sisters in-law: Berniece Walker of Bolivar, MO, and Bertha Periman of Nevada, MO; 10 grandchildren: Carol Johnson and husband Steve, Lucinda Crouch and husband Russell, Matthew Howard and wife Erin, Paul Fisher and wife Laurie, Anissa Roberts and husband Bill, Cheri Roberts, Joanna Dietz and husband Bryan, Lukas Roberts and wife Alicia, Alyssa Wicklund and husband Corey, and Justin Belk and wife Jessica; 23 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, August 29, 2014, at Pitts Chapel, with Bro’s Mike Bruce and Jackie Brakebill officiating. Burial will follow at Sentinel Cemetery, Polk, MO. Music will be provided by the Sentinel Missionary Baptist Church Choir. Pallbearers will be Paul Fisher, Matthew Howard, Lukas, Roberts, Douglas Maack, Justin Belk, and Collin Crouch. Honorary pallbearers will be Brycent Joy, Jacob Howard, Dylan Johnson, William Roberts, Landon Fisher, Jaxon Joy, Zachary Howard, and Samuel Volcko. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 28, 2014, from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, or Hopewell Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.

Gabriel Tyler

August 24, 2014 - August 24, 2014

Gabriel   Tyler, of Springfield, MO, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Cox Medical Center South. He was born August 24, 2014, in Springfield, MO to Travis and Michelle (Ruff) Tyler. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, August 25, 2014 in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, MO. Online condolences may be made at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.

Stephen L. Highfill

July 8, 1951 - August 24, 2014

Stephen L. Highfill, 63, of Springfield, Mo., passed away in his home Sunday, August 24, 2014. He was born on July 8, 1951 to Robert and Mary Highfill. A lifelong resident of north Springfield, Stephen was a graduate of Hillcrest High School. For twenty six years he was married to best friend, Karen L. Highfill, who lost her battle with cancer in 2010. He is survived by his four children; daughter, Amanda Highfill; sons, Kelly Highfill, Chad Bruton and Stephen Highfill Jr.; his mother, Mary Highfill; his sisters, Marilyn Boyle and Sharon Schroder; his brothers, Robert Kent Highfill and Brent Highfill; eighteen nieces and nephews; and countless friends and family members. He is preceded in death by his wife and father.Stephen was a gregarious character who knew no stranger. Most of his adult life he was known by his trademark beard and his beloved “8-ball” skull caps. For twenty five years he worked at Standard Electric Steel Casting Company until the plant closing, where upon he moved to Tuthill Vacuum and Blower Systems until his retirement in 2013.Stephen’s interests knew no bounds: from Blues music to football to photography. However, Stephen’s greatest joy came from spending time with friends and family. He was fiercely devoted to his mother and his ‘little sis,’ Amanda. He was also particularly close to his brother Kent and enjoyed the company of all his siblings. He was a committed husband and father. Stephen will be missed by many and we are better to have known him.Family and Friends will hold a visitation from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, August 28, and a memorial service Friday, August 29, at 1 pm. Both services will be held at Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, Mo.

Mauro R. Gonzalez

December 26, 1937 - August 23, 2014

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Mauro R. Gonzalez, 76, went to be with our Lord on August 23, 2014. Mauro was born in St. Louis, MO on December 26, 1937. He grew up with his parents, Mauro C. and Margaret S. Gonzalez in Clayton, MO. He graduated from the Chaminade College Preparatory School in West St. Louis County and then the University of Central Missouri.

After serving in the Army, Mauro became a firefighter in Maplewood, MO. He served there for 32 years, retiring as Fire Chief in 2001

In 1972, Mauro married Katherine M. Young and they had two daughters: Kelly Anne and Becky Lynn. They lived in Cuba, MO for 24 years, enjoying life in the country with their horses and animals.

Upon retirement, Mauro and his wife Kathy moved to Springfield, MO and had fun for several years traveling, until his illness kept him in Missouri. Mauro and Kathy enjoyed travel, computers, music, MSU sports, Cardinal games and target shooting. They were members of First Baptist Church of Springfield, where they found Christian fellowship and a loving shepherd of the congregation in Rev. Michael Overton.

Our beloved Mauro is survived by his wife Kathy of 42 years; Kelly and her fiancé David McDaniel; Becky; In-laws Sam and Jean Young, Nancy Coonce and niece Jodi Roberts.

A Memorial service for Mauro will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Greenlawn Funeral Home East, 3540 Seminole, Springfield, MO. Interment will follow at Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery in Springfield with full military honors.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to First Baptist Church, 525 South Ave., Springfield, MO 65806.

Thomas J. Jazwinski

February 29, 1956 - August 23, 2014

Thomas Joseph Jazwinski passed away August 23, 2014 in his home. Arrangements are under the care of Greenlawn Funeral Home East.