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Scott Alan Rankin

August 15, 1963 - November 22, 2014

Scott Alan Rankin, age 52 of Springfield, MO passed away at Mercy Hospital in Springfield MO on November 22, 2014, after a three month battle with lung cancer. He was born in Springfield, MO on August 15, 1962 to Warren and Lucille Rankin. He was a 1980 graduate of Parkview High School and attended Missouri State University. He was a lifelong member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, now Wesley Downtown Methodist Church. He worked in the food industry for many years and most recently was the bookkeeper for St. Paul. His parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister, Nancy Phillips and her husband Mike and his nephew Justin Parrish and his fiancé Krista Kimbrough. Visitation will be at Greenlawn North Funeral home today from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. with private family graveside services at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the No Kill Pet Shelter.


Norma Jean Davidson

January 21, 1929 - November 21, 2014

Norma Jean Davidson entered the kingdom of heaven on November 21, 2014 from Springfield, MO. She was born in 1929 in Buffalo Gap, Texas to Bernice and Thelma Brookreson. She loved to be known as the Texas hugger. She worked as a Home Economics teacher and later as a Psychiatric Technician, but was also a wonderful wife, mother and friend. She was a charter member of Evangel Temple AG church in Springfield. Survivors include her husband, Dr. Steve Davidson, two daughters; Trudy and husband Ray Shaw, Carol and husband David Osborne, one son; Mark and wife Dona Davidson, two sisters; Nita and husband Bob Beard, Fanny and husband Gary Vaughan, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her funeral services will be on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10am in the Maranatha Village Chapel on Norton road, with burial following in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 9 to 10am at the Maranatha Chapel, prior to the funeral services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Steve and Norma Davidson endowed scholarship fund at Evangel University in Springfield, MO.

Rosalie Edith Costello

December 21, 1925 - November 21, 2014

Rosalie Costello, 88, passed away November 21, 2014 at her home in Springfield, MO surrounded by her loving family after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Rosalie was born on December 21, 1925 in St. Louis. MO to Edna (nee Duckworth) and Alfred Hilligoss. At the age of 16 she went to work at Southwestern Bell as a telephone operator, a position from which she retired in 1975.

She was united in marriage in 1950 to Thomas Joseph Costello and together they lived in Washington Park, Illinois until 1977 when they relocated to Branson, MO.

Rosalie was preceded in death by her son, James Thomas, and three brothers Jack Hilligoss, Robert Hilligoss and James Hilligoss.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas, a daughter, Nancy Austin and husband Brad of Ozark, one granddaughter, Stephanie England and husband Trent, four grandsons, David Austin, James Costello, Ryan Costello and Matthew Costello, a sister-in-law Katie Rembish and husband Adolph  a special niece, Linda Crouch and husband David and many other beloved family and friends.

Rosalie will always be remembered for her sweet spirit and loving personality.

A rosary service will be held from 5:30pm to 6:00pm on Monday, November 24, 2014 with visitation to follow in Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 am on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in her honor to Mercy Hospice of Springfield.

Hazel Mae Jolliff Corban

November 8, 1920 - November 20, 2014

Hazel Mae Jolliff Corban, 94, passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Springfield, MO. She was born on November 8, 1920 in Pleasant Hope, Mo. to George Glenn and Pearl (Randles) Glenn. She married Melbourne Jolliff in 1941 and he passed away in 1970, then she married Deryl Corban in 1972 and he preceded her in death in 1986.

Hazel was a Life Member of V.F.W. Auxiliary# 3404, Life Member of Disabled American Auxiliary, and a member of Royal Neighbors of America Camp # 567.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and five sisters.

Survivors include her daughter: Sally Hawkins and husband Don, granddaughter: Kris Ann Blankenship, one great-granddaughter, and one great-great-grandson

Graveside Service will be on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Springfield National Cemetery on the corner of Glenstone and Seminole.

Ray Wesley Mariage

March 23, 1924 - November 20, 2014

Ray Mariage (90) died Wednesday November 19th at 5:30 pm from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. Born in Georgetown, Illinois, he was a veteran of WWII studied for the ministry at Olivet Nazarene College and served as pastor in several communities with the Church of the Nazarene in Waukegan, Ill as well as Ohio. After retirement, he served as Senior assistant Pastor at Hot Springs, AR First Church of the Nazarene. He was an accomplished master carpenter and used his skills to start and build several churches during his ministering years. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Hazel and their two sons Philip and Duane. Also surviving are Duane’s wife Debbie, their sons Andy and Adam and daughter Aubrey, Philip’s daughters Tiffany, Rachelle and son Philip. He was also the proud grandfather of 7 great grandchildren.No services will be held, however donations to local Alzheimer’s organizations may be made in his honor

Robert “Bob” Archie Henry III

February 14, 1930 - November 19, 2014

Robert “Bob” Archie Henry III, 84, passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in Springfield, Missouri. He was born on February 14, 1930 in San Bernardino, California. to Robert Archie Henry II and Bonnie Ruth (Callico) Henry. He married Myrtice Rushing on June 24, 1949 and she survives.

Bob and Myrt owned and operated a dairy farm in San Bernardino, California and then in 1969 they moved the operation of the dairy farm to Conway, Missouri. Bob and Myrt owned a music store in Springfield and Lebanon, Missouri for about 20 years. He enjoyed playing the piano and organ. Bob loved his ponies, and enjoyed driving from California to Missouri and back several times a year. Bob played the organ in the 1st Baptist Church in Conway, Missouri.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, one son: Robert Archie Henry IV, son in law: Darrel Fair.

Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years: Myrtice, son: Kenny and Angie Henry: daughters: Susan Fair, and Karen Harper, brother: James Henry, Sister: Ruth Joy Brown, five grandchildren: Tracey Stokes, Danny Mann, Stephanie Tscherny, Courtney Dameron, Levi Henry, and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Greenlawn Funeral Home, North Chapel.

Graveside Service will be at 3:30 pm at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, with a Horse Drawn Carriage.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations to be made in Bob’s name to Gideon Bibles.

Phillip Leland Johannes

June 25, 1935 - November 19, 2014




Memorial services for Phillip Leland Johannes age 79 of Blue Eye, Missouri will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Peace Lutheran Church in Hollister with Pastor Emile Bartos officiating.  Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson.

He died November 19, 2014 at Cox Medical Center in Branson.

He was born June 25, 1935 in Missouri Valley, Iowa the son of Ralph Dewey and Dollie Bonham Johannes.  He was a retired General Contractor and was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Hollister, Missouri.  He was a former resident of Iowa and moved to this area several years ago.

Survivors are his wife;  Sonja Cody Johannes of the home.  Five children, Connie Clausen of Hampton, Iowa, Steve Johannes of Columbia Heights, Minnesota, Stanley Johannes of Raymore, Missouri, Dale Johannes of Lowell, Arkansas and Keith Johannes of Panora, Iowa.  One brother, Carl Johannes of Jourdanton, Texas and one sister, Lillian Johannes of Mason City, Iowa and eight grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents,  two sisters, Donna Fick and Loretta Johannes, two brothers, Robert and Art Johannes and one granddaughter, Abigail Johannes.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Peace Lutheran Church in Hollister, Missouri or Hospice Compassus, 3044 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, Ste. 200, Branson, Mo. 65616.




Ora Mae ( Susie ) Hagewood

April 13, 1929 - November 19, 2014

Ora Mae (Susie) Hagewood went to be with Jesus on November 19, 2014 in The Neighborhoods at Quail Creek in Springfield, MO.   She was born on April 13, 1929 to Royal and Josephine Winter.

Her husband of 63 years, Leon, her parents and a granddaughter preceded her in death.  Susie was a member of Anchor Baptist Church in Republic.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy (Bill) Jennen of Republic, MO.; two sons, Ralph (Johnna) of Holly Lake, TX; Ray (Charlie) of Louisville, KY;  four grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Clyde Hagewood of Republic and a nephew, Ryan of Salem, AR.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Greenlawn  Funeral  Home South, 441 W. Battlefield, Springfield with burial to follow at Wade Chapel  Cemetery  in Republic.Visitation will be held on Monday, November 24 from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

Mary Lou VanNatta

October 28, 1937 - November 18, 2014

Mary Lou VanNatta, 77, passed away on November 15, 2014 at Maranatha Village in Springfield, MO. She was born in Claremore, OK. on October 28,1937  to James Oscar Townsley and  Bessie Irene Townsley (Hinnman). Mary married Clifford VanNatta 45 years ago and he survives.

Mary worked as an operator for AT&T was 28 years until retirement.  She attended MSU for two years. She loved growing a vegetable garden, and enjoyed studying rock formation, and taking care of several cats.  Mary had a special interest in volcanoes and spent many years studying their workings. Mary was co-owner for 48 years of Abernathy Enginering Company in Springfield, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother: James “Grant” Townsley.

Survivors include her sister: Linda Hood: a special nephew Jimmy Townsley and great niece: Abbey Townsley.

A gathering of family and friends will take place in January 2015 at Greenlawn Funeral Home, North Chapel.

Selbia C. Brooks

July 27, 1915 - November 18, 2014

Selbia Clifford Brooks, 99, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away November 18, 2014.    Selbia was born July 27, 1915, at Squires, Missouri, the son of Guy Arthur and Sarah Elizabeth (Ipock) Brooks.  He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Ruth Naomi (Brown) Brooks.  Their children are Judy Jeffries, Springfield; Ron Brooks, Squires, Missouri; Keith and wife, Sherry Brooks, Springfield; three grandchildren, Jennifer Chaffee and husband, Ebon, Springfield; Bethany Precht and husband, Toby, Springfield;  Zachary Brooks and wife, Natalie, Clarksville, Tennessee; and seven great-grandchildren, Tyler, Gunnar and Jameson Chaffee; Isaac and Evelyn Precht, Nora and Noah Brooks.   Preceding him in death are his parents and two sisters, Neta Wilson and Freeda Frazier.

Selbia graduated from Ava High School, Missouri State University, and Missouri University where he obtained a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education.  He was a teacher in Douglas County and a teacher/principal in the Springfield School System for over 40 years.  He served in the Army in the 234 Signal Operations Company during World War II.  Decorations and Citations included the Victory Medal, American Theater Medal, Good Conduct Metal, Meritorious Unit Award, and Service Stripe.

Selbia enjoyed working on his farm at Squires, Missouri, and spent many hours tending a garden at his home in Springfield.  Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 21, 9:30 am, in Greenlawn South Funeral Home, 441 W. Battlefield, Springfield, Missouri.  Interment will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery.  The Reverend Ryan Palmer will officiate.  Visitation will be in the funeral home on Thursday, November 20, 6:00-8:00 pm.   In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

The family deeply appreciates the wonderful care provided by the staff at The Neighborhoods at Quail Creek.