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Kathleen Rosalind (Kelley) Von Willer

September 11, 1924 - July 27, 2016

Kathleen Rosalind (Kelley) Von Willer, 91 years old Springfield, MO

9/11/1924-7/27/2016

 

Kathleen Von Willer was a lifelong resident of Springfield, Missouri. Born to Hiland and Helen (Schneider) Kelley, Kathleen was one of eight children and graduated from Strafford High School.  After high school, she married and had three children: Helen Kathleen, Theodore Edmond, Jr., and Mary Elaine.  She worked at Dayco Rubber Company as an inspector for 25 years until her retirement.  She was a member of First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, an avid reader, and a volunteer.  She devoted countless hours to the Stephen Ministries and was passionate about wildlife preservation.  She loved all animals, especially dogs of all kinds and the birds that visited her feeders.  She was a devoted gardener and tested products for Garden Gate Magazine.  Her canned goods – tomatoes, beans, corn – were exceptional as well.  A renowned cook and baker, every family member had their favorite dish from chocolate chip cookies to peach cobbler and from deviled eggs to macaroni salad.

 

Kathleen Von Willer is preceded in death by her parents and by her siblings: Herndon Kelley, Alden Kelley, Norman Kelley, David Kelley, Virginia Drumheiser, and Colleen Belding. She is survived by her sister, Patricia Summer.  Kathleen is also survived by her three children, Helen (John) Maxwell, Ted (Susan) Von Willer, and Mary (Paul) Overgaard; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.

 

She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

 

Visitation will be from 10 until service time at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Greenlawn Funeral Home East. Burial will be at Maple Park Cemetery following the services.

 

Shea Linden Blasingim

January 4, 1992 - July 26, 2016

Shea Linden Blasingim, 24, of Springfield, Missouri passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at his home.

A memorial service will be at Greenlawn Funeral Home East at 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2016.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, PO Box 20, Morrow, AR 72749.

Reva Choate

April 28, 1947 - July 26, 2016

Reva Choate was born Nov.1 1932-and passed away July 26, 2016 after a short illness. She married  Samuel Choate  April 28, 1947, and to this union 3 children was born;  Paul Wayne Choate (Alice) daughters, Paula Mae Choate, and Linda Kay Morris (Lendell).  She has 4 grandchildren; Wanita Watts, Wesley Choate, Tom Morris, and Nicole Holly, 6 great-grandchildren; Justin, Jake, Lari, Tyler, Kendall, Kamry, and great great-grandson Jett. Reva is preceded in death by her husband, Samuel, 1 daughter, Paula, her mother Ressie Hoover and father Claude Hoover. She was saved at a young age at Brighton Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be Friday, July 29, 2016, 6:00-8:00pm, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Funeral service will be Saturday, June 30, 2016, 10:00am, also at Greenlawn North. Interment will be in Brighton Cemetery.

Bridget Annette Plummer

August 18, 1972 - July 26, 2016

 

Funeral services for Bridget Annette Plummer age 43 of Kirbyville, Missouri will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson with Pastor Scott Coffelt officiating. Burial will follow in the Mincy Cemetery.

She passed away July 26, 2016 at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Missouri.

Bridget was born on August 18, 1972 Branson, Missouri the daughter of Charles “Bubby” and Connie Little Plummer. She was a lifelong resident of the area.  She was a 1990 graduate of the Hollister High School.  Bridget was self employed and worked in the family business and was of the protestant faith. 

Survivors are her two children: Brooklyn Kellett and Blake Ross both of Kirbyville, Missouri, her parents;  “Bubby” and Connie Plummer of Kirbyville.  Two brothers, David Charles Plummer and Shane Loyd Plummer both of Kirbyville, and her maternal grandmother, Lorene Jones of Point Lookout, Missouri.

Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM Saturday in the funeral home.

 

 

 

 

 

Eldon Wallace

October 3, 1929 - July 25, 2016

Eldon Wallace, 86, of Springfield, Missouri, peacefully passed away in his home on Monday, July 25, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.

Eldon was born October 3, 1929 to William McKinley Wallace and Mary (Honeycutt) Wallace in Hammond, Missouri. He graduated from Gainesville High School, attended Southwest Missouri State College, and joined the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict.

He married Betty Mae Hillhouse on Dec 17, 1952.  Following his service in the Air Force, he joined the Federal Aviation Administration, installing and maintaining the FAA’s instrument landing system over a nearly thirty year career.

Eldon was also a talented, self-taught country western musician, playing nearly every stringed instrument. Best known as a fiddler, he also played guitar and mandolin and was a vocalist with country western, bluegrass, and western swing bands ranging from the “Morrocan Playboys” during his Air Force days in North Africa, to groups playing local festivals and shows across Southwest Missouri and at Silver Dollar City’s Music Festival.

He was predeceased by his mother and father, brothers Arthur Wallace and Hugh Wallace, and a sister Arlene Hillhouse.

He is survived by his wife Betty, two children Paula (Dwight) Newton, of Cabot, AR, and Randell (Carla) Wallace of Springfield, MO, three grandchildren, Amber (Justin) Ludwig, Amanda Wallace, and Caroline Wallace, three great grandchildren, Max, Alex, and Leo Ludwig, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church.

Eldon battled his body’s many afflictions with strength and courage, in order to spend more precious time with his family and loved ones. He spent his final days as he spent much of his life, in the loving care of his wife Betty, and being doted on by his granddaughters who truly adored him.

Eldon is in a better place now, free of the pain and suffering of this physical world, but he will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.

Visitation will be held at Greenlawn Funeral Home East, at 10:00 A.M Thursday 07/28/16, followed by services at 11:00 A.M.  Burial will follow at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.

Donna May Melton

May 8, 1939 - July 25, 2016

Donna May “Glenn” Melton, age 77, passed away July 25, 2016 at Willard Care Center. Born May 8, 1939, in Ozark, MO, the daughter of Ernest Glenn and Emma Blevins.  She married Dale Melton June 2, 1957 in Ozark, MO and spent the last 59 years as his loving wife and mother to their four children.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Rosella & her husband Jesse Allen,  Marcella & her husband Leslie Painter, Wanda Crowe, baby sister Juanita and daughter Beth “Melton” Chainey.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters: Karen Melton and Linda Bean; her son David Melton and his wife Beth; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brothers-in-law Harlan Crowe and Gary Melton; sister-in-law Brenda Buddette; and  a host of nieces and nephews.

She enjoyed playing cards for over 18 years with special friends Geraldine Hawk, Lillian McGill and Jean Meltabarger.  She was a charter member of the American Federation of Women of Ozark, MO, and also enjoyed owning and operating a flower shop and greeting card business. Special thanks to Willard Care Center and Preferred Hospice.

Graveside services will be held at Selmore Cemetery in Ozark, MO on Thursday, July 28, at 10:30 a.m.  Funeral arrangements by Greenlawn North.

Daniel Farris Stuart

March 28, 1948 - July 23, 2016

 

 

 

Daniel Farris Stuart age 68 of Forsyth, Missouri passed away on July 23, 2016 at Cox Hospital in Branson, Missouri.

Daniel was born in Taneyville, Missouri on March 28, 1948 the son of Raymond and Jean Beall Stuart. He  attended Taneyville School until the family moved to Commerce City, Colorado in 1960.  He graduated from Adams City High School in 1966.  He moved to Loveland, Colorado to work at Woodward Governor in Ft. Collins, Colorado.

He married Pat Roubidoux on January 8, 1974 in Thornton, Colorado and to this union was born two children, Cheryl and David Stuart. He and his family moved to Taneyville, Missouri in 1996.  He attended Sanctuary of Hope Church in Branson, Missouri until his health began to fail

Survivors are his wife; Pat Stuart of the home in Forsyth, Missouri, his children, David Stuart and granddaughter Valora, of Forsyth, and Cheryl and husband Danny Rylott and two grandchildren, Jacob and Ryan of Hollister, Missouri.  Also a brother Stanley and wife Diana  Stuart of Taneyville, Missouri and a sister, Marilyn Stuart France and husband Garland of Hartville, Missouri, many aunts, uncles, and nieces and nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Marvin Stuart and both sets of grandparents.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, July 29, 2016 at Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson with Pastor Sam Kaunley officiating.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be mailed or left at Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson in his memory.

 

 

 

 

Reginald (Reggie) Lee Barge

July 25, 1961 - July 23, 2016

Reginald (Reggie) Lee Barge, age 54, of Springfield, MO, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at home. He was born July 25, 1961, in Springfield, MO, to Wendell and Nancy (Candie) Barge. Reggie graduated from Central High School in 1980. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He later worked for U.P.S. for over five years. Reggie was a very talented vocalist who loved to use his gift; he also enjoyed barbequing and drawing.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wendell Phillip Barge. He is survived by his mother, Nancy Sue Barge, Springfield, MO; one son, Marcus Edward Bryant Barge, Denver, CO; four brothers, Randy Lynn Barge, Philladelphia, PA, Phillip Dewayne Barge, Atlanta, GA, Darrell Eugene Barge, Springfield, Daron Lee Barge, Belleville, IL: two sisters, Lesley Jean Lowery, Springfield, MO, and Tracy Denise Hunt, Springfield, MO; one half sister, Marion, of the state of Virginia; one uncle; numerous aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews; and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, July 29, 2016, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, MO with Rev. Ronnie Dean officiating. Burial will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield, MO. Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Silver Springs New Hope Church, 1119 North National, Springfield, Missouri 65802.

Paulette Webb

April 9, 1944 - July 23, 2016

Paulette Webb, 72, was healed and went to be with the Lord early on the  morning of July 23, 2016, after a lengthy illness. She was born in El  Dorado, Arkansas, on April 9, 1944. Her life was a song with the major  themes being her love of God, love of family, love of music, love of  gardening and flowers, and love of cats. Her sweet and generous spirit  mixed with her determination and strength of will left an impact on  lives wherever she went. She was a member of First Baptist Church of  Springfield, Missouri, for the last decades of her life, and there and  at previous churches, she threw herself wholeheartedly into the music ministry, singing in the choir, playing handbells, and assisting with  the music at services at area nursing homes. She landscaped and improved the yard of every place she lived, including rental houses, and throughout her life, she fed and sheltered countless cats, specially favoring strays who were down on their luck. She was preceded in death  by her parents, Alvin Ermon and Ivy Dean Webb. She is survived by her sister, Vicki Harris (Neosho, Missouri); her four children, Michael William Hall (Portsmouth, Virginia), James Ermon Hall (Ozawkie, Kansas), Deborah Paulette Hall (Niangua, Missouri), and Daniel David Webb (Niangua, Missouri); and her six grandchildren. As her final generous  gift, she wanted her body donated to a medical university. A celebration of her life will be held at First Baptist Church, Springfield, on August 3, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.

 

Reba L. Dean

March 2, 1925 - July 22, 2016

    

Reba Louise Dean, age 91, passed peacefully on July 23, 2016, after a brief struggle with age-related health issues. Reba was born March 2, 1925, in Conway, Missouri, the daughter of Clarence Augustus and Jesse Irene Abbott. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Louis Jefferson Dean.

     Reba followed Lou to many places during his military career, raising their 4 children in several duty stations, in the United States and Europe. They resided in such places as Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sacramento, California, Wichita, Kansas, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Frankfurt, West Germany. Though this lifestyle had its excitement and adventures, Reba and Lou were thankful to return to their home in the Ozarks after 24 years on the road.

     Reba and Lou both graduated from high school in Seligman, Missouri. They were high school sweethearts who made the decision to marry when Lou was drafted into the Army in World War II. Both have attended reunions at their alma mater over the years, and enjoyed staying in touch with their Ozark roots. After Lou retired in 1967, they chose Springfield as their permanent home and lived in the same house throughout their retirement years.

     Reba is survived by her four children, Penny Conrad Wagner, Jeffery Alan, Robert Louis, all of Springfield, and Steven Jay of Nashville Tennessee. They witness the birth of 11 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. All will miss her dearly.

     Reba was a member of University Heights Baptist Church for 49 years and saw the church grow to meet the spiritual needs of their congregation. She will be missed by family, friends, and her church family. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home South, 441 West Battlefield Springfield, Missouri 65807. Funeral service will be on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home with burial following in Hazelwood Cemetery.