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  • Greenlawn Funeral Home North

    3506 North National
    Springfield, Missouri 65803
    Phone: 417-833-1111
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    3540 E. Seminole
    Springfield, Missouri 65809
    Phone: 417-887-6565
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    708 State Highway 248
    Branson, Missouri 65616
    Phone: 417-334-1550
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    441 West Battlefield
    Springfield, Missouri 65807
    Phone: 417-881-3000
    Fax: 417-881-4987
    Email: greenlawnsouth@gmail.com
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    316 East Broadway Street
    Bolivar, Missouri 65613
    Phone: 417-326-5211
    Fax: 417-326-5212
    Email: pittschapel1@yahoo.com

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Ben G. Fletcher

February 29, 1936 - March 3, 2015

Ben G. Fletcher, 79, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Maranatha Village. He was born February 29, 1936 to Harlan Fletcher and Alice (Hackley) Fletcher

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, a step-son, and a granddaughter.

Ben was a truck driver and belonged to Teamster’s Union # 245.

Survivors include daughters; Nancy Crouch, Cindy Agee; son; Steven Fletcher, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Greenlawn Funeral Home North Chapel from 11 AM until service time at 1 PM.

Burial to follow at the Brighton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, family request donations to be made to Mercy Hospice, envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

 

Noma June DeVine

August 12, 1930 - March 3, 2015

     June (Birdsong) DeVine, age 84, of Springfield, MO, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Cox Medical Center South. She was born     August 12, 1930, in Bolivar, MO, to Willie Harrison and Bessie (Tirey) Birdsong. She was united in marriage to John William DeVine, Jr. October 17, 1949, and to this union one son was born.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband John William DeVine, Jr.; and one sister Jean Plimner.

     She is survived by her son Jerry DeVine of Springfield, MO; a brother Clifford Birdsong of Girard, KS; and a sister Nina Combs of Republic, MO; as well as many other relatives and friends.

     Visitation will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Pitts Chapel. Burial will take place at a later date in Payne Cemetery Polk, MO. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.

Marjorie Joan Nicholas-Steffke

October 4, 1943 - March 2, 2015

Marjorie Joan Nicholas-Steffke, 71, of Springfield, MO/Pine Bluff, Ar., passed away Monday, March 2, 2015. She was born in Forest City, AR., on October 4, 1943. She was owner and operator in retail sales. Marjorie was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert, Leo, Clarence and Reid Dice, sister, Eva Donaldson, and both her mother and father, Lavenia and Bart Dice. She is survived by her husband, Robert Steffke, son, Todd Crow, daughter, Jan Crow-Green (Cindy). One grandchild, Melissa Limberg (Jason)and one great-grandchild, Devlyn Limberg. Also surviving her is a brother, Richard Dice (Rose), a sister, Jean Wallace, and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM in the family’s home on Friday, March 6, 2015.

Betty Ann Reaves

August 20, 1936 - March 1, 2015

Betty Ann Reaves, age 78, of Galena, MO, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Cox South Medical Center.   She was born August 20, 1936, in Springfield, MO, to Brian and Sara (Adams) Gross.  She was united in marriage to Ralph  D. (Peewee) Reaves on August 14, 1954  in Springfield, MO. Betty and Ralph owned and operated Reaves Fruit Market in the Springfield area for many years. Betty enjoyed cooking; she will always be remembered for her Apple Pies and Chocolate Cake. She was known to all her family as Aunt Betty.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph (Peewee) Reaves; her parents,Brian and Sara Gross; one brother, Charlie Gross, and two sisters, Dorothy Ray and Shirley Reaves. She is survived by one sister, Thelma Milsap of Springfield; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 6, 2015, in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield.   Funeral services have been entrusted to Greenlawn North Funeral Home.

 

Mildred Overstreet

June 6, 1924 - February 28, 2015

Mildred Aileen (Buckley) Overstreet, 90, of Ash Grove, passed from this life on February 24, 2015.  She was born in Berenda, CA, and shared 61 years with her husband Carl Overstreet until his passing in 2008.  She often spoke about Carl to family and staff at the Ash Grove Healthcare Facility.  She is survived by her son Robert; daughter Carleen Morris (husband Jeff); grandsons Philip (wife Kim) and Kevin Overstreet, Jacob and Matthew Morris; granddaughters Jessica Maples (husband Drew) and Megan Overstreet; and seven great-grandchildren.

Mildred was a faithful Christian.  She attended Pepperdine Christian University in California and pursued additional training to become a dental assistant. She worked for Dr. H.F. Anderson, an oral surgeon in Fresno, CA, prior to her marriage to Carl, and steadfastly worked alongside him on their farm in California and later on their beef cattle farm near Walnut Grove.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 4, at the Jackson Street Church of Christ, Willard, with visitation at 12 noon, followed by 1 p.m. service.  Memorial donations may be given to Fair Haven Children’s Home, Strafford.

Mildred’s family expresses our appreciation to the staff at Ash Grove Healthcare Facility for their care and friendship these past nine years.

Mary L. Player

February 15, 1910 - February 28, 2015

Mary L. Player, 105, of Nixa, Missouri passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015 in her home. Graveside services for Mary will be at 3:00 P.M. Thursday March 5, 2015 at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Oil City, Louisiana. Services are under the care of Greenlawn Funeral Home East.

Patricia Darlene Carpenter

May 19, 1934 - February 28, 2015

Patricia Darlene Carpenter, age 80, of Willard, MO, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015. She was born May 19, 1934, in Kansas City, MO, to Ralph and Ruth (Evans) Park. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son Greg Munden. She is survived by two sons; Mark Carpenter and His wife Julee and Terry Carpenter and his wife Rhonda, and one daughter: Judith Eastburn, 8-grandchildren; Justin Carpenter, Britney Gray, Amber Carpenter, Diona Keller, Shalia Keymer, Taylor Carpenter, Tanner Carpenter and Shonda Carpenter, and 8-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. No visitation is planed. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, MO. Online condolences may be made at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.

Lucas R. Burney

May 18, 1980 - February 28, 2015

Lucas “Luke” R. Burney, 34, of Springfield, MO., lost the fight but won the battle, passing away at Cox South on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

Luke was born to parents, Steve and Pam Burney on May 18, 1980. He graduated from Hillcrest High School and the following day began a sixteen year career with UPS, making good friends and memories.

He loved camping, floating, playing video games and hanging with his most true and loyal friends. He was an avid WWII history scholar, in which both of his grandfathers fought and of whom he was so proud. He was a member of Pathways/Dale St. UMC and had many great memories of work trips, lock-ins and chili suppers.

He was a true friend and brother to many, a proud uncle, and a kind spirit to all.

Luke is survived by his parents, Steve and Pam Burney; sister, Beth Doles and husband Shawn; nephew, Ryker Doles; grandparents, Helen Eagleburger and Russ and Mary Helen Burney; aunts, uncles, friends and best bud, Gizmo.

He was preceded in death by his hero and grandfather, Raymond “Dink” Eagleburger.

Services will be held at Greenlawn North, with visitation on Wednesday, March 4 from 6:00-8:00pm. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 5, at 2:00pm.

Our appreciation to the staff of Cox South 5th West, who lovingly cared for our son.

In lieu of flowers, appreciated memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Clare Jean Scherner

October 23, 1922 - February 28, 2015

Clare Jean Scherner, 92, of Springfield, MO. passed away February 28, 2015 at Riverside Manor in Ozark, Mo.

Visitation will be held at Greenlawn Funeral Home North on March 5, 2015 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm with the funeral service starting at 12:30 pm. Burial will follow at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.

Jean was born October 23, 1922 in Springfield, Mo. to Ransom C. and Edna M. (Spires) Low. She went to high school at Springfield Senior High and graduated in 1940. On May 12, 1946 she married Harry C. Scherner of Holstein, Iowa. Jean enjoyed working for several years as a secretary outside of the home until she and Harry started their family. She then became a very devoted and loving mother who enjoyed, more than anything, her life as a homemaker and raising her children.

Jean was loving and caring and always had a smile for everyone. She was very active in her church, Mt. Carmel Methodist, and spent many years singing in the choir. In her later years she volunteered at Cox Hospital and loved playing bridge with her dearest friends.

Jean is preceded in death by her parents, Ransom and Edna, and two brothers Billy and Danny Low. Jean is survived by her husband Harry C. Scherner of Springfield, a son, Max Scherner of Springfield, daughters Melinda (Scherner) Wilson and husband Ken of Willard and Juli (Scherner) Russell of Highlandville, sister Betty (Low) Wilke and husband Doyle of Madison, Wi., four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mt. Carmel Methodist Church Springfield, Mo. or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Norman Edwin (Ed) Williams

September 7, 1930 - February 27, 2015

Norman Edwin (Ed) Williams, 84, passed away peacefully February 27, 2015. He was born in Springfield on September 7, 1930 to Homer and Jewel Williams. He was married to Norma Jean Campbell for over 50 years. Ed served his country in the US Marines during the Korean War. He retired from CU after 42 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. Ed is survived by two sons; Terry Williams and Steve Williams (Linda), three grandsons; Joshua, Jesse and James, three sisters; Mary Marlin (Lowell), Freda Koch, and Vonnie Rickman, one brother; Clyde Williams (Helen). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Animal C.A.R.E. Adoption Shelter, 1328 A. West Sunshine, Springfield, MO. 65807. Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 5:00-7:00pm, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Funeral service will be Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10:00am, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Burial will be in Bass Chapel Cemetery.