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    Springfield, Missouri 65809
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    Branson, Missouri 65616
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    Springfield, Missouri 65807
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    Bolivar, Missouri 65613
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Georgianna Stokes

October 24, 1918 - November 24, 2015

Georgianna Stokes, age 97, of Springfield, MO, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015 in her home. She was born October 24, 1918, in Webster County, MO. to Warner and Cordilla (West) Terry. She was a long-time member of the Pythian Avenue Baptist Church. She and her husband Ova owned and operated Stokes Upholstery for over 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter Patsy Larue and a son Darrell Stokes and her 12 brothers and sisters. She is survived by daughter Wanda Sharp,and her husband Tom of Springfield, MO 5-grandchildren,2-step-grandchildren 6-great-grandchildren, and 2-great-grandchildren, and daughter-in-law: Cindy Stokes, Springfield, MO

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, November 27, 2015, at Eastlawn Cemetery, with Mr. Roger Thompson officiating Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. before services on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice . Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, MO. Online condolences may be made at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.

James C. “Jim” Moseley

December 10, 1931 - November 24, 2015

James C. “Jim” Moseley was born on December 10, 1931 and passed away on November 24, 2015 at the age of 83 surrounded by his family.

Jim was a life-long resident of Springfield, MO. He was owner of Moseley Office Supply along with his wife Joanie. He worked at Moseley Office Supply for 70 years.

He graduated from Senior High School, Class of 49 and attended Southwest Missouri State. Jim was a proud member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He enjoyed his time reminiscing over the good ole days with his fraternity brothers Richard Bonham, Don Clotworthy, Sam Hamontree, Sid Kiely, Gordon McCann, and Ed Wagoner. Those are times he spoke of fondly.

Jim loved fishing, family, buying cars and beer and not necessarily in that order. His sharp wit, sarcastic sense of humor, and kindness to those down on their luck will be missed by all.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents Harold C. Moseley and Helen Adams Moseley and a son Curt Moseley. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joanie; a son, Jeff and his wife Karan Moseley of Fair Grove, MO.; a daughter, Jennifer Moseley of Kansas City, MO.; a sister Janet White of Littleton, CO.; and 3 grandchildren, Jacki Moseley of Springfield, MO.; Bobby Loyd of Strafford, MO.; and Matthew Loyd of Fair Grove, MO. and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation is scheduled at Greenlawn Funeral Home East on Monday, November 30, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Burial will be private on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Victory Mission, Castaway Animal Rescue Effort, Care to Learn or the Community Foundation.

As Jim would say “The Party’s Over.”

Kenneth Hugo Niemann

December 8, 1933 - November 24, 2015

Graveside services for Kenneth Hugo Niemann age 81 of Branson, Missouri will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, December 4, 2015  at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield with Pastor Joel Krueger officiating with full military honors following.  Arrangements are under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson.

He passed away on November 24, 2015 at the Forsyth Nursing and Rehab in Forsyth, Missouri.

Kenneth was born on December 8, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois the son of Clarence and Emma Pirwitz Niemann.  He was a retired salesman working in retail sales and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Branson, Mo.

He is survived by two sons:  Kenneth Niemann of Palm Beach, Florida and Rick Niemann of Branson, Mo.  Six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Nancy Niemann on October 22, 2015.




Carol J. Ellis

February 25, 1932 - November 24, 2015

Carol J. Ellis, 83, of Springfield passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at James River Care Center. Arrangements are pending under the care of Greenlawn Funeral Home East.

Eva Lenore Graves

December 23, 1921 - November 24, 2015

Eva Graves, age 93,of Springfield, MO, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Strafford Care Center. She was born December 23, 1921, in Seneca, MO to Charlie and Ethel Bouling. She married Everett (Pete) Graves on December 14, 1946. Eva was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and was well known for her excellent skills as a seamstress and creator of handsewn crafts. She attended Berean Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter Linda Meyer, a brother and three sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Sherry Lounsberry and husband Mark, of Greenbrier, AR; 3 grandchildren; Craig Meyer of Springfield, Amber Martin of Cabot, AR and April McTague of Katmandu, Nepal, a sister Ruth Trenary and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 28, 2015, at Pitts Chapel Bolivar, with Bro. Fred Reamsnider officiating and burial at New Bethel Cemetery in Halfway, MO. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Pitts Chapel Bolivar. Online condolences may be made at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com



Elmer Dean Russell

January 28, 1958 - November 24, 2015

A memorial service for Elmer Dean Russell will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, November 30, 2015 at Greenlawn Funeral Home East.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Wilson P. Burns, Jr.

May 6, 1940 - November 23, 2015

Wilson Parker Burns, Jr. (Bill), 75, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 23, 2015 in Springfield, Missouri. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio to Wilson and Margaret Jane (Nowels) Burns on May 6, 1940 and grew up in Sharon, PA.

Bill married Sadie Lee Oliver on January 1, 1963. They had four children, Gerald Burns, Fredrick Burns, Cheryl (Burns) Benton and Christopher Burns.

After graduating from Mercersburg Academy, Bill was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division as a command Sergeant in the Army. He then attended Cornell University, graduated from Augustana College, and studied for his MBA at the University of Iowa.

Bill lived in Moline, IL, Howell, MI, Fort Wayne, IN and moved to Springfield, MO in 1975 which became his long-term home. He was employed by Deere and Company and related companies for 30 years. After retiring, he worked at Reliable Imports & RV.

Bill is survived by his wife Sadie; four children, Jerry Burns, Fred Burns, Cheryl (Burns) Benton and Chris Burns; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Deborah Burns.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Olivia (Burns) Ide.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 27 at 1:00 pm at Greenlawn East, 3540 Seminole, Springfield, MO. A private graveside service at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield will be held at a later date.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the members of the Mercy Hospital 4E ICU. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in the name of Wilson P. Burns to Mercy Hospice and Palliative Care, 1570 West Battlefield, Suite 110, Springfield, MO 65807.

Doug D. Favor

March 15, 1964 - November 23, 2015

Doug D. Favor died peacefully November 23, 2015 in Springfield, MO at the age of 51 years. Doug is survived by his mother, Linda Favor of Gallatin, MO; wife, Karen Favor of Niangua, MO; children Kandi Favor (Corey Fitzpatrick) of Ozark, MO, Kory Favor (Sasha Curry) of Niangua, MO, and Karlee Favor of Niangua, MO; grandson Easton Fitzpatrick, Ozark, MO; sibling, Jeana Madden (Steve Madden) and family, Albany, MO; Eddie and Kirby Kindall, Doris Bodenhamer, of Springfield, MO; and numerous friends as well as an extended ALS family. Doug is preceeded in death by his father, Bill Favor of Albany, MO.

Doug was born on March 15, 1964 in Bethany, MO to Bill and Linda Favor. Doug graduated from Albany High School in 1982. Doug served his country in the US Army from 1983-1985. After relocating to Sparta, MO working with Hermann Lumber, Christian County Road Department, and volunteering with Sparta Fire Protection District for many years, Doug excelled at a career as Associate Director of Facilities Services at Drury University. Doug’s badge/radio numbers at Sparta Fire and Drury were formally retired in honor of his service.

Doug will be remembered first and foremost for being a devoted father and husband. Doug was Dad extrordinare to Kandi, Kory, and Karlee. Doug had a skill for multi-tasking, deploying resources and people. As such, he was known for taking on home remodeling projects for himself and others, being a hobby farmer and caretaker of animals, and hunting. He had a passion for mentoring young firemen, the kids’ friends, and being the Dad of whatever group he was a part of.

Visitation will be from 6-8 pm, Saturday, November 28 at Greenlawn Funeral Home East. The funeral will be at 9:30 am Monday, November 30 at First Evangelical Free Church at 5500 S Southwood Road, Springfield MO with interment to follow with full military honors at Missouri Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter, 2209 Petrus Circle Ozark MO 65721.

Jerry Lee Rodgers

May 20, 1939 - November 23, 2015

Jerry Lee Rodgers Sr. age 76, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015 in his home in Republic, MO. He was born on May 20, 1939 in Blytheville, AR to Lucille and Bob Rodgers and lived in the Armorel/Huffman area. Jerry met his wife Judy and they later married in Chicago, IL in 1967.

Jerry worked for and ultimately retired from St. Louis Blow Pipe in Blytheville in 1996. Jerry and Judy were happily married for 48 years. Jerry was a devoted husband and a proud father and grandfather. Jerry leaves behind his wife Judy and two sons, Jerry Lee Rodgers, II and wife Dellinnia of Russellville, AR and Bobby Len Rodgers and wife Sarah of Bentonville, AR. Jerry also leaves behind five grandchildren, Kylar, Marlee, Eli, Carson and Stella Rose and a brother, Jerry Thomas Rodgers “Bunkin” of Blytheville. Jerry and Judy are members of the Fairview Baptist Church and now attend Anchor Baptist Church in Republic, MO.

Visitation will be on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 10:30 am in Fairview Baptist Church in Blytheville with funeral services following at 11:30 am in the church. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Blytheville, AR.

Services in Springfield, MO will begin with a visitation at 2:00 pm and a service at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in Greenlawn Funeral Home South.


November 28, 1928 - November 22, 2015

Charles Verl Hale was born November 28, 1928 in Thayer, MO to Elbert and Mable (Upton) Hale. Verl passed away on November 22, 2015.

Verl married Betty Pitts on December 21, 1946. They had two daughters, Shirley (Hale) Boyer and Pat (Hale) Lager.

Verl moved to Wichita, KS in 1951. He was employed by Klepper Oil Company for 42 years. They then moved back to Seymour, MO until 2005 when they moved to Springfield. Verl retired from Klepper Oil Company as Vice President.

Verl is survived by his wife Betty; a daughter Shirley; two brothers, Tony and Joe Hale and a sister Bunny Quick; four grandchildren, Kurt Lager, Amber Lear, Beth Eads and Megan Works and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Pat and two sisters, Pat Schaberg and Fern Bozone.

Services for Verl will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Greenlawn Funeral Home East. Vistation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Wednesday prior to the service. Interment will be at Lutie Cemetery at 2:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Hospice in his name.