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    Springfield, Missouri 65803
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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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Rev. William H. “Bill” Riddle

January 21, 1930 - April 28, 2016

     Rev. William H. “Bill” Riddle was born to Earl and Cora Riddle on a farm near Butterfield, MO in January 1930 and passed away on April 28, 2016 at the age of 86. William served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Republic, Mo, Centennial Baptist Church of Mexico, MO, First Baptist Church of Eldorado Springs, MO, First Baptist Church of Green Forest, AR and Center Baptist Church of Ash Grove, MO among others.

      William is survived by his wife, Helen whom he married on December 24, 1950. Bill is also survived by his daughter, Linda Beshears and husband David of Republic, his son Rex Riddle and wife Penny of Republic, son Paul Riddle and wife Kristy of Blue Springs and very special grandchildren Allison, Austin, Cheyenne, Luke, Jason, Jesse and James and 13 great-grandchildren and a very special niece, Janie, he is also survived by many nieces and nephews, a sister-in-law, Marjorie Riddle, Enid, OK and brother-in-law Bob Cooper and his wife Darelyn of Wheaton. William is preceded in death by his mother, father, one sister, two brothers, 4 sisters-in-law and 1 brother-in-law. William will be greatly missed by all including family, friends and other pastors.

     Funeral services will be on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 11:00 am in The First Baptist Church of Republic, 305 N. Main, Republic, MO with the burial following in Evergreen Cemetery in Republic. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 am in the church. Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home South.


Lou Elinore Mumm

August 26, 1936 - April 28, 2016

     Lou Elinore Mumm, 79, of Springfield, MO passed away on April 28, 2016. She was born on August 26, 1936. Lou worked for McKesson for many years, and Major Brands until retirement. Her hobbies included traveling in the United States and many other countries. She was an avid fan of Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, Elvira and Arthur Mumm; one sister, Ann Render; a brother-in-law, Leonard Christensen. She is survived by 2 brothers, Art (& Shirley) Mumm; Noel (& Linda) Mumm; a sister, Gert Christensen; six nieces and five nephews.

     Lou requested no formal services.

Larrie Elvin Evans

October 21, 1941 - April 27, 2016

    Larrie Elvin Evans, age 74, of Bolivar, MO, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in his home. He was born October 21, 1941, in Humansville, MO, to Lloyd and Dena (Johnson) Evans. He served in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam. He was united in marriage to Arless Lemley July 13, 1968.

     Larrie was retired from the USMC, where he held the rank of Gunnery Sgt. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam, his M.O.S. was weapons specialist. There wasn’t anything regarding weapons that he couldn’t fix, even stating several times he could take them apart and put them back together in his sleep. He will be missed by all that met and loved him. “Your final mission puts you back with your loving wife Arless, Hoo-Rah Marine!”

     He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Arless Evans; two sisters: Janice and Vera; and two brothers: Jerry Wayne and Gary Lee Evans.

     He is survived by his three children: Debbie, Crystal, and Matthew; two step-children: Robert and Shirley; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; two brothers: Travis and Terry; five sisters: Sharon, Phyllis, Sylvia, Christine,and Sandy; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 6, 2016, at Pitts Chapel. There will be no visitation. Burial will be held in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, MO, at 1:00 PM, Friday, May 6th, with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.    Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.

Mary Aletha Millard

April 17, 1949 - April 27, 2016

Mary Aletha Millard, 67, passed away April 24, 2016 at Sonshine Manor in Republic, Missouri. She was born April 17, 1949 in Springfield, Missouri to James and Laurel Barton.

Funeral services will be Friday, April 29, 2016, 10:00am, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 28, 6:00-8:00pm, also at Greenlawn North. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

Judy Dian House

July 4, 1942 - April 27, 2016

Judy Dian House died in her home on Wednesday April 27, 2016 in Springfield, MO from complications associated with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.


Dian was born on July 4, 1942 in Aurora, MO. She worked as a teacher in the Springfield Public Schools until retiring in 2002. Dian is survived by her mother, Sammy Evans; her husband, David House; a son, Mark House; a daughter, Lesa (House) Schmidt; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


A visitation will be held from 6:30-8:00 pm on Friday April 29th. The funeral will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday April 30th. Both events will be at Greenlawn Funeral Home North, 3506 N National Ave. Burial will be held in private.


In lieu of flower, the family requests that contributions be made to CurePSP.org or Campbell United Methodist Church, 1747 E Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65804. Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, MO.

Jana Copeland

April 16, 1954 - April 27, 2016

Jana Copeland at 62, of Willard, MO went to be with the Lord on Wednesday April 27, 2016 at her home with her family by her side. She was a loving wife to Roger, a mother of 3 extraordinary young women, a caring step-mother of 2, plus a grandmother and devoted Christian.   Anyone that knew her was drawn to her infectious smile and engaging spirit. The love she had for her family was evident to all that knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Louis and Reba Hobbs; survivors include husband Roger; daughters Shawna (Shaun) Wirth, Carisa (Mike) Deken, Ashley (Ben) Potter, Erin (Wayne) Spencer and Brandi Copeland; 8 grandchildren: Rachel and Wyatt Wirth, Madie and Landon Long, Isaac, McCord and Vivi Deken and Andrew Spencer; brother Bill (Linda) Hobbs; sister Sue (Gordon) Elliott; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday April 29, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. The funeral will take place at James River Assembly at South Campus on Saturday at 11:00 am. Online condolences may be made at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com

J. W. Hatfield

December 29, 1924 - April 27, 2016

J. W. Hatfield, 91, Springfield, MO passed away April 27, 2016 at his home.

He was born December 29, 1924 at Mammoth Spring, AR to Thomas and Eliza (Earls) Hatfield was a U.S. Navy Veteran and served in WW II.

J. W.  was a carpenter by trade and also a member of Maranatha Chapel, Ozark, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lillian Pauline (Murphy) Hatfield and five brothers.

Survivors include one son, Dan Hatfield and wife Ginny, one daughter, Virginia Barnes and husband Mark, one brother, Earl Hatfield, one grand daughter, Danielle Sherwood and husband Josh, grandson, Chris Hatfield, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Greenlawn Funeral Home East with Pastor Shane Pharris officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, MO.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM Monday, May 2, 2016 at Greenlawn Funeral Home East.

Roger Gooding

September 8, 1936 - April 26, 2016

     Roger Gooding, age 79, passed away suddenly on April 26, 2016. He was born in Mt. Vernon, MO on Sept. 8, 1936 to his parents John and Mary. Roger was retired from Consumers Bakery after 25 years. He was an avid bowler, he bowled 2 perfect games in his lifetime.

     He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Anita, son Bill (Penny), daughters, Mary (Stacy) Blevins, Laura (Tim) Walker, grandchildren, Danielle Gooding and great-granddaughter Jada, other grandchildren Zoe Blevins, and twins Sean and T.J. Walker and a number of other relatives. Services for Roger will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association.


Lee Austin, Jr.

June 1, 1923 - April 26, 2016

Lee Austin Jr. was born June 1, 1923 in Wright County, Missouri, one of four children born to Otis Lee and Othel Edwards Austin.

He attended Coldwater School and graduated from Hartville High School. During World War II he served in the U. S. Navy as an electrician on LCT 865. After the war, he worked and studied to become a Master Electrician. He became an electrical contractor with his own business, Austin Electric Company.

Before going to the Navy, Lee married Dora Jean Lindsay, of Wright County. After the war, they made their home in Springfield, Missouri and later in Strafford, Missouri where they lived for thirty- five years and raised their family. They had three children, Bonnie Jean, Patty Ann, and Mark. They adopted another son, Mike.

As a young boy, Lee received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized in Elk Creek, in Wright County. Lee and Dora Jean were active members of Strafford Baptist Church and New Home Freewill Baptist Church. Lee served on the Strafford School Board, was a member of the Strafford Volunteer Fire Department, and raised beef cattle.

Lee is preceded in death by his wife, Dora Jean, his son, Mark, his parents, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Syble and Farris Bowlin and Katherine and Clifford Emmerson, his brother Kenneth and sister-in-law, Lucille Austin, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bob and Ethelene Dailey.

Surviving Lee are daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Robert Ingold, Bonnie and Steve Winter, son, Mike Austin, and sister Charlotte Austin.

Lee’s grandchildren, who all survive him, are Lori Yarborough and husband Ben, Ryan Ingold and wife Andrea, Renee Steele and husband Rob, Kim Jackson and husband Eric, Ben Winter and wife Rebecca, Dillon and Dallas Austin, and nineteen great- grandchildren.

Nieces and Nephews are Radell and Judy Emmerson, Gordon and Anna Emmerson, Elma Jo and Dean Skinner, Rex and Sara Austin, David and Judy Austin, Farris Lee Bowlin, Mike and April Dailey, Mary and Walter Norvell, and Merlin and Marcia Harlamert.

Services for Lee will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 29, 2016 at Greenlawn Funeral Home East with interment at 4:00 P.M. Friday at Coldwater Cemetery in Wright County. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. prior to services.

Margaret Rose Atkinson

November 17, 1921 - April 26, 2016

Margaret Rose Atkinson, age 94, of Springfield, MO, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Mercy Hospital. She was born     November 17, 1921 to Frances and Edna (Jopp) Hatton. Margaret retired as a Respitory Therapist. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting.

She was preceded in death by her  husband, Gene Atkinson; parents, Frances and Edna Hatton; one son Roley DeBoard; one great-great granddaughter,Amanda,  and one granddaughter, Debbie Moffitt-Hansen. She is survived by her daughter,Edna Moffitt and husband Robert, Springfield, MO; seven grandchildren, Jeff DeBoard, Christopher DeBoard, Annette Woodall, Kathy Young, Dorothy Hamner, and Mitchell Moffitt; eleven great-grandchildren; fifteen  great-great-grandchildren, nine, great-great-great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

Private family servies will be at a later date. Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, MO.