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Donna “Sue” Self

October 30, 2014 - October 30, 2014

Donna “Sue” Self, born April 29, 1947, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 after losing a long battle with cancer. Sue was born in Springfield, MO and lived with her husband Don in Pleasant Hope, MO for the past 43 years. Sue had accepted Christ as her savior at an early age, she had been a long time member of the Glendale Baptist Church, in Springfield, MO.

Sue was preceded in death by parents, Carl and Nina Tindle of Springfield, MO. and a step-daughter Melissa Ann Cozad of Pleasant Hope, MO. She is survived by her husband, Don of the home; one son, Michael Wayne Stokes of Springfield, MO a step-son Tracy Dwayne Self and wife Gina  of Pleasant Hope, MO; one grand- daughter, three grandsons, and one great grandson; one sister Shirley Ginger and husband Tom of Springfield, MO; two brothers Tim Tindle and Gary Tindle, both of Springfield, MO; seven nieces and six nephews.

She was supported through her fight for life by a mulitude of close friends and the people who knew her in Pleasant Hope and surrounding areas. Don and Sue were long time members of the Southwest Model, A Club in Springfield, MO and the Heartland Cruisers Car Club in Bolivar, MO She enjoyed her friends and activities of both clubs. These were some of her favorite times, taking a back  seat to her family.

Sue was an employee of Glenstone Block Company for over 25 years, when she left, she was Credit Manager for the company. Sue was an inspiration to anyone around her and always a joy to be around. She will be missed by her family, friends, and surely by her husband Don. We want to thank everyone for the prayers, visits, cards, and the love they have shown throughout her illness.

Graveside services  will be Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Pleasant Hope Cemetery in Pleasant Hope, MO. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St.Jude’s Children Cancer Research program, or the Springfield, MO  chapter of the Salvation Army.


Evelyn Hendrickson Bacon

March 18, 1922 - October 30, 2014

Evelyn Bacon, 92, passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Maranatha Village in Springfield, MO. She was born on March 18,1922 in Reward, CA to Fred Hendrickson and Leloa Graham and two years later their family moved back to Bolivar, MO. She married Arlie Bacon October 15, 1940 and they enjoyed over 66 years of marriage at the time of his death. To this union three children were born, Kenneth, Verle, and Deborah. When the children were small, they moved to Aldrich, MO. where they ran a dairy farm and Evelyn had a beauty shop. When the Stockton Dam was built, they were forced to move so they bought a farm and moved to Dallas County near Fair Grove and continued the dairy business. Altogether they had over 30 years on the farm. Mom enjoyed quilting, knitting, and crocheting. When they retired they did some traveling with their R.V. The highlight of their traveling was the trip to Israel, The Holy Land. Evelyn was saved and baptized and joined a Baptist church. They were active members of National Heights Baptist adult Sunday school class and Prime Timers until their health failed.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, Clark Hendrickson, and his wife Carolyn, Virgil Hendrickson and his wife Francis and Harold Hendrickson and his wife Ann.

She is survived by a sister Dorothy Bennett and husband Glenn of Ojai, CA., two sons: Kenneth and his wife Betty Bacon, Verle Bacon, daughter: Debbie Pursley and husband Dwight, six grandchildren, Craig, Brett, Troy, Joseph Bacon and Mike Hawkins and Michele Reaves. Nine great-grandchildren: Cassie Dorran, Justin, Amanda, Dustin, McKenzie Bacon, Max and Megan  Reaves and Andrew and Mallory Hawkins, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Also many thanks to the ladies that helped care for mom during her later years so she could stay in her home.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Greenlawn East Chapel from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

Funeral Service will be Monday, November 3, 2014 at National Heights Baptist Church at 10:00 am.

Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations to be made to National Heights Baptist Church.


Kenneth Lloyd Powell

April 13, 1926 - October 29, 2014

Kenneth Lloyd Powell, 88, of Springfield, MO passed away peacefully on October 28, 2014 at home surrounded by family. Kenneth was born in Springfield, MO on April 13, 1926 to Lloyd and Bessie Powell.


Kenneth married Mary (Imogene) Lister, the love of his life on April 6, 1950. Kenneth’s entire life was built around the love family. Kenneth was a retired Veteran of the Army and served abroad in WWII and the Korean War. Kenneth was a lifelong resident of Springfield after leaving the military to take care of his family which became the whole focus of this life. Kenneth worked for Campbell 66 trucking for 35 years and retired at 58 years old.


After retirement Kenneth did a lot of Carpentry projects for many of his family. Kenneth was a man of many talents; he had the knowledge to be able to build or fix most anything and passed that on to many of his children. Kenneth was always surrounded by his family before as well as after the loss of his loving devoted wife in 2010.


Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife Mary (Imogene), parents, son-in-laws Charles Knapp and Gary Gammill. Kenneth is survived by 8 children, daughters Sharon Gammill, Debra Knapp, Donna Goodman and husband Terry, Becky Pike and husband Jim, Cheree Williams and husband DeWayne and sons Gary Powell and wife Diana, Kenneth Powell Jr. and wife Cindy, Ronald Powell and Charlene. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren and many great grandchildren, and Kenneth’s loving brother, William (Bill) Powell and wife Lynda.


Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home North and funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2014 in Greenlawn North Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.


Bruce Veteto

September 30, 1929 - October 28, 2014

Bruce Veteto was born September 30, 1929, the youngest child of Arthur Jackson & Dora Frances (Austin) Veteto, in Mayfield, Kentucky. He passed from this life on October 28, 2014, in Springfield, Missouri. His parents, one brother, and four sisters preceded him in death.

Bruce attended Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. He credited 4 years of Latin at Webb for laying the foundation for his college years. He was 16 when he left home to enter Freed-Hardeman College in Henderson, Tennessee. When he finished there, he entered David Lipscomb College in Nashville.

When Bruce was 19, he moved to Rogersville, Missouri to become the first full-time preacher for the Rogersville Church of Christ. He became a “second son” to many families who welcomed him into their homes. There was always a bed and plateful of food ready for him, no matter how late the hour.

There he met his wife of 60 years, Mary Lou Moffis. They were married at Wheaton, MO on Oct. 10, 1954. Bruce was a full-time minister for 15 years, serving churches in Missouri, Kansas, and South Dakota. They had 2 children, Robin Elizabeth and Jefferson Bruce.   Bruce is survived by his wife Mary, of the home, his daughter Robin and husband Kevin Wilkerson, and their children, Haley and husband Caleb Adams, Andrew Wilkerson, Taylor and husband John Plaster, and Benjamin Wilkerson; and son Jeff and wife Beth and their sons, Adam and wife Kristin, and Austin and wife Alanna.

Bruce was employed at Frisco Railroad, later Burlington-Northern, as a clerk. His complicated hot tea making ritual was legendary, to the fascination of his co-workers and the consternation of his bosses. Throughout his career at the railroad, Bruce remained in part-time ministry. An accomplished singer, he also led singing nearly 60 years.

After retirement from railroad work, Bruce embarked on a new adventure: He became a “drug pusher” for St. John’s Hospital. He pushed a large cart loaded with pharmaceuticals, and he amused many people with his Train Whistle that he would toot, warning folks around the corner to watch out for the oncoming cart.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Greenlawn East of Springfield, MO. Funeral services are slated for Friday at 2 p.m., also at Greenlawn East. Burial will be at Smith Cemetery, Rogersville, Missouri.

Dorothy Nadean Wallace

November 10, 1941 - October 28, 2014

Dorothy Nadean Wallace, age 72, of Nixa, MO, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Cox Medical Center South. She was born November 10, 1941, in Chadwick, MO, to William and Ota Hawkins. She graduated from Ava High School. She was united in marriage to Jerry Keith Wallace on October 14, 1960. She and Jerry were members of Park Crest Baptist Church. Dorothy and Jerry owned and operated Wallace Transfer And Storage INC. for over thirty years. Dorothy’s greatest love was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents,William Wesley and Ota Elizabeth Hawkins; two brothers, Roscoe Hawkins and Raymond Hawkins; and three sisters, Juanita Collins, Madeana Bray, and Ruth Hursh. She is survived by her loving husband of fifty-four years, Jerry Keith Wallace of the home; two daughters, Marcie Bassett and husband Steven of Nixa and Rachelle Bassett and husband Timothy of Nixa; eight grandchildren; Joshua Kulp, Gabriel Kulp and wife Amanda,Noel McQuaid and husband J.C., Grace Bassett, Noah Bassett, Cole Bassett, Riley Bassett, and Will Bassett; five great-grandchildren, Faith, Jordan, Quentin, Jase, and Josie; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Friday, October 31, 2014, at Greenlawn Funeral Home South, Springfield, MO with Rev. Phillip Housley officiating. Burial will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield, MO. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m until 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Memorial contributions may be made to the Park Crest Baptist Church Youth Department . Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, MO. Online condolences may be made at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.



Judith Ann Flournoy

July 4, 1943 - October 27, 2014

Judith Ann Flourney, 71, passed away on Monday, October 27,2014 in Springfield, MO. She was born July 4,1943 in Ferndale, MI. to George Soucie and Violet Wilson.

Judith was of the Catholic faith and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons: Billy Waddell, and Thomas Ulbrich, three daughters: Margaret Moore, Kathy Gregory, and Judith Ulbrich, one brother: Jimmy Stevens, and one sister: Kim Stevens.

Surivors include her son: Frank (Dana) Ulbrich, three sisters: Debra Miles, Gayle Stevens, and Debra Soucie. eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Judith’s wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Kansas.

Peggy May Monday

May 24, 1928 - October 27, 2014

Peggy May Monday, age 86, of Springfield, MO, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014 at Woodland Manor. She was born May 24, 1928, in Springfield, MO. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

She is preceded in death by her husband Billy Coy Monday a W.W.II veteran, and her mother Jewell Taylor, of Springfield,MO. She is survived by her children; Billy Coy Monday Jr. and wife, Terri, Buffalo, MO., Donald Lee Monday and wife Roberta, Springfield,MO., and Patricia ann Monday, Springfield, MO. One brother Paul Samples and wife Naomi, of Pineville,LA. Six grandchildren; Billy Coy Monday III and wife Sandy, Overland Park, KS., Joseph Paul Monday, Moberly, MO., Barry Alan Monday and wife Rachel, Buffalo,MO., Jennifer Leigh (Monday) Ogan and husband Brian, Springfield,MO., Ryan Monday and wife Ashley, Fair Grove, MO., and Emily Monday, Austin, TX.

Being a wife, mother and grandmother was the greatest joy of her life. She led cub scouts and worked with the PTA. Her home was filled with treasures from local flea markets, and every item had a story. She loved to decorate her home for every season and she filled the yard and porches with flowering plants and shrubs. She was an avid animal lover, with most of her pets coming to the front door and making themselves at home. She spent most of her time studying the Bible, reading the latest books published by Christian authors and listening to the Gaithers.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 31, 2014 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, with Rev. Brandon Melton officiating. Burial will be held in White Chapel Memorial Gardens Springfield. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made to M.S. Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, MO.


Connie Marie Smith Ryon

January 18, 1944 - October 27, 2014

Connie Marie Smith Ryon, 70, passed away October 27, 2014 at Big Spring Care Center in Humansville, MO

Connie was born to Cecil and Mary Martha (Brokob) Smith, January 18, 1944 at home in Little Blue, MO.

Connie was preceded in death by her mother, father, Harold her common law husband for over 25 years, brother Arnold Smith, nephews Buddy Smith, Steven Gunder, Donnie Jack Hendricks, Joseph Johnson, nieces Kristi Smith, Paula Johnson.

She is survived by her brother Cecil “Bud” Smith (Opal), Her sisters Mary Lou Johnson, Joanne Hendricks, Eileen Gunder (Rick), Carleen Purtle (Darrell), nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews and great nephews.

A celebration of life service will be at the home of her sister, Eileen Gunder, 64 E. Calico Lane,  Fair Grove, MO 65648 on November 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield, MO.

Velma J. Whitehead

February 27, 1932 - October 27, 2014

Velma J. Whitehead age 82, of Springfield, MO. passed away Monday, October 27, 2014 at Willard Care Center. She was born February 27, 1932 in Slagle, MO. to Crit and Lacy (Carroll) Long. Velma enjoyed playing Bingo at the American Legion Hall. After retiring from 39 years of service, Velma enjoyed spending time with other retirees from Lily Tulip (Wilted Lillies). Velma was preceeded in death by her parents, her husband of 51 years, Earl Whitehead, in 2006, an infant daughter in 1955, and a nephew Bobby Rogers. She is survived by a niece Earlene Boudreaux, state of Nevada, and a nephew Warren Rogers,  Stockton, MO. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 31, 2014, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, MO. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, near Willard, MO. Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. before services on Friday.

Marjorie Christine Swearengin

January 27, 1936 - October 26, 2014

SwearenginMarjorie “Nana” Christine Swearengin, 78, Willard, MO earned her wings and went to be with Jesus at 3:05 pm Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Marjorie is preceded in death by parents Faye Snyder and Joe Hensley; husband Merle Swearengin; and son George Strom. She is survived by son Kenneth Strom and wife Cindy; there children Brenda Robertson and husband Sam; Chip Strom; Kayla Garrison and fiance Devin; Kristen Seltz and husband Chad; Dustin Strom and fiance Kadie all of Springfield,  MO; Daughter-in-law Giddy Strom and children Melanie, Rhonda, and Georgina of Texas; son Rick Strom and daughter Rebecca; sister Eileane Bishop and niece Kimberly Drieske of California; 19 great-grandchildren and multiple extended family members

Graveside Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 31, 2014 in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.