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Donald E. Elliott

October 25, 2014 - October 25, 2014

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Donald Elliott passed from this life on October 24, 2014 at Mercy Hospital.

Don grew up in Independence, Missouri. He graduated from William Chrisman High School, Central Missouri State College,

with a BS in Business Administration; and received Certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor from MU in Columbia. Don retired from the State of Missouri. He was a Christ follower and a member of Second Baptist Church. Don was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Korea; a member of Alpha Kappa Lambdaand had served on numerous local and state boards. He was a dedicated fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals.

He was preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers and sisters. Only one sister, Delia Thompson survives the siblings.

Don leaves to celebrate his memory, his wife Brenda of 50 years; son Trevor and wife Sonja of Lees Summit, Mo. and son Tobin Elliott and wife Holly of Springfield. The added blessings of his life were his three grandchildren:

Hunter, Tanner and Kinsey. Time spent with his family was most precious to him.

Don fought cancer with quiet dignity just as he lived his life.

Visitation will be held at Greenlawn Funeral Home East from 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Wednesday, October 29, 2014 with services following at 12:30 P.M.

Interment will be at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to: Second Baptist Church, Upward Bound Basketball program.



Stella Carpenter Beal

April 28, 1923 - October 25, 2014


Funeral services for Stella Carpenter Beal age 91 Harrison, Arkansas formerly of Reeds Spring, Missouri will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson with Bro. Ron Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery at Branson, Mo.


She died October 25, 2014 at the North Arkansas Regional Health Center in Harrison, Ar.


She was born on April 28, 1923 in Denver, Arkansas the daughter of Gus and Elize Etta Cowan Carpenter. She and her husband were the owners of Beal’s Dry Goods Mercantile in Reeds Spring, Mo for many years and then worked at Silver Dollar City before here retirement.  She moved to Harrison, Arkansas in 2006 to live with a niece, Evadine Gass. 


She is survived by many nieces and nephews and a foster daughter, Sondra Shackleford of Reeds Spring, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Beal, her parents, seven brothers, Bunice, Armel, Finis, Bill, Avis and two infant brothers and  one sister, Opal Plumlee.


Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM Thursday in the funeral home.



Please visit our web site at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com to leave online condolences. 

Carl Henery Rotramel

March 1, 1950 - October 24, 2014

     Carl Henery Rotramel, age 64, of Bolivar, MO, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014, in his home. He was born March 1, 1950, in Humansville, MO, to Azel and Ethel (Russell) Rotramel. Carl attended Morrisville Schools from first through high school, and graduated in 1968. He was saved in 1963 at Enon Missionary Baptist Church. He was a member of the Campbell Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

     Carl liked to work with his hands. He took pride in his work. Carl made many things from metal and wood. He worked as a HVac Technician for several years. He moved on to Architectural sheet metal. Carl worked in the Maintenance Department of Citizens Memorial Hospital for many years until his health caused him to take a long term disability leave.

     Carl loved to fish and hunt. He loved to play music with his fiddle. Most of all he loved spending time with his grand and great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by a host of friends and family.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother and father in-law Willus and Marjorie Hawkins; a daughter Shannon Rotramel Jacobson; and a infant grandson Jacob Rotramel.

     He is survived by his wife Vicki Rotramel of the home; two sons: Allen Rotramel of Bolivar, MO, and Weldon Rotramel and wife Kristy of Brighton, MO; one brother Clyde Rotramel and wife Candy of Smithton, MO; 10 grandchildren: Anthony Rotramel and wife Taylor of Nixa, MO, Aaron Rotramel and fiance Ashlyn of Nixa, MO, Justin and Jeremy Rotramel of Brighton, MO, Jayce and Tristen Cole of the home, Erica Rotramel of Tulsa, OK, Rochelle Younger of Springfield, MO, and Allee Jacobson of Springfield, MO; five great grandchildern: Jacquelyn Rotramel, Jacob Rotramel, Kinsley Rotramel, Kennedy Rotramel, and Gabrial Younger; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

     Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO, with Bro. Kip Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Slagle Cemetery. Pall bears will be Allen, Weldon, Anthony, Aaron, Justin, Jeremy, and Clyde Rotramel, Jayce and Tristen Cole. Honorary pall bearers will be Larry Rotramel, Tom Hawkins, Sonny Glass, Bill Pool, Danny Hubbert, Lloyd Countryman, and Jason Carver. Visitation will be held Monday, October 27, 2014, from 6 to 8:00 PM in the funeral Home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.

Deloris J. Miller

April 2, 1931 - October 23, 2014

Deloris was born on April 2, 1931 to Ray and Ruth Westfall. She was born and raised in the Springfield area. She was married to Carl Miller and had two children, Clarence and Carla. Carl preceded her in death. She later married Glen Miller and they had three children, Glen Jr., Julie and Ernie. Deloris worked at Lily Tulip, McDonalds, and loved to babysit kids. Her family was the light of her life. She is survived by her children; Clarence and wife, Terri, of Springfield, Carla of Springfield, Glen and wife, Lizette, of Florida, Julie and her husband, Allen, of Ozark, and Ernie and his fiancé, Kim, of Springfield. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 5 great great-grandchildren; one sister, Melba, and 4 brothers; Bill, Bob, Paul, and Danny. Two brothers, Ray and Jack, preceded her in death. Deloris was a very loving and dear lady who will be missed by all who know her. Visitation will be Monday, October 27, 2014, 1:00-2:00pm, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Graveside service will follow at 2:00pm in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be given to Oxford Hospice.

L. Hazel Ridinger

November 2, 1928 - October 23, 2014

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Hazel Ridinger, 85, of Springfield, MO Passed away Oct 23, 2014 at Mercy Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born Nov 2, 1928 to Jesse and Galena Young of Protem, MO.

Hazel married Ralph A Ridinger July 21, 1951 in Harrison Ark. After living in Kansas City for many years, they moved to Springfield where she retired from the Springfield Public School System.

She was a long-time member of Eastern Gate Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving her are husband Ralph, sons Steve (Dennise) and Larry, 4 grand children, and 16 great grandchildren all of Springfield, 3 brothers, 1 sister and many loved nieces and nephews.

Hazel was a warm and caring person who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Visitation will be at Greenlawn East, Oct. 28, 2014 at 10:30am, followed by services at 12:30pm. Burial will be at the Missouri Veterans cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.



Stephen K. Biermann

September 29, 1959 - October 23, 2014

Services for Stephen K. Biermann will be at 6:00 P.M. Monday, October 27, 2014 at Greenlawn Funeral Home East with visitation to follow.


Elmer Edward Clary

February 18, 1934 - October 22, 2014

     Elmer “Bud” Clary, age 80, of Wheatland, MO, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Citizens Memorial Hospital Bolivar, MO. He was born February 18, 1934, in Stillwell, KS, to Elmer and Hazel (Anderson) Clary. He was united in marriage to Dorothy May Vest February 19,1972. He was a prolific wood-worker. He enjoyed deer hunting. Bud was a dedicated husband and an excellent care giver to Dorothy. Above all else he loved his family and partying with the grand kids.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 42 years Dorothy May Clary; one daughter Pamela Gaston; a granddaughter Michel Campbell; and seven brothers and three sisters.

     He is survived by four children: Laura Farmer of Louisburg, MO, Kenneth Lee Clary of Wheatland, MO, Elmer “Buddy” Clary, Jr. of Gladstone, MO, and Tami Shirey of McLouth, KS; 12 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 8 great great grandchildren; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

     Memorial services are pending, but have been and will be entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.

Esther Marie Scurlock

December 20, 1924 - October 22, 2014

     Esther Marie (Davis) Scurlock, age 89, of Huron, MO, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility, after losing her first fight of a long illness. She was born December 20, 1924, in Freedow, OK, to Manlove and Esther (Carter) Davis.

     She was a member of the Fairview Methodist Church. She was an amazing strong woman who survived a lot. She had the biggest heart for family, friends, and even her animals she had. She never showed weakness if she could help it. She was there for everyone and put everyone before herself. She loved her children and grandchildren very much, and always gave a card for they’re birthdays. She went through a lot and won a lot of fights and finally she had to lose one to be with the “Lord”, not to be in pain, looking over her loved ones and friends that were there for her always.

     In the 80’s and 90’s Esther’s most precious joys of her life were to help take care of her grandsons Michael Allen and her own special “Angel” Christopher Wayne. Her and Michael would put “Chrissy” (Chris) in his red wagon and go downtown Bolivar Square to Wades Grocery Store.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Con Scurlock, five brothers: Henry, Harvey, T Burk, Charles, and Manlove Davis, Jr.; and one sister Elizabeth Ross.

      She is survived by two sons: Calvin Hanson of Jefferson City, MO, Gregory Cooper and daughter in-law DeAnna Cooper of Bolivar, MO; three grandchildren: Michael Cooper and Fiance Christina Lamb, Christopher Cooper, and Rachel Matti and husband Richard Jr. all of Bolivar, MO; great grandchildren: McKenzie, Bryson, and Justina all of Bolivar, MO; as well as many other relatives and friends.

      Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, October 24, 2014, at Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO, with Pastor Ted Bachman officiating. Burial will follow at Crestview Cemetery, Bolivar, MO. Pall bears will be Gregory Cooper, Michael Cooper, Bill Wolf, Billy Wolf, Jeremy Gilden, Richard Matti, Jr., and Gene Dortch. Visitation will be held one hour before service from 12 to 1:00 PM. on Friday, October 24, 2014, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the: Angleman Syndrome Foundation: 75 Executive Drive, Suite 327 Aurora, IL 60504.

      Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.

Paul Lanham

April 1, 1941 - October 22, 2014

Paul Lanham, 73, of Springfield, MO., passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Paul was born in Springfield, MO., on April 01, 1941. He graduated from Central High School in 1959. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Paul worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for 33 years until his retirement in February 2002. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Shriners (Abou Ben Adhem) and Masonic Lodge (Gate of the Temple). He was also an avid sports fan.

He married Sandra (Mincks) on May 16. 1964 in Springfield, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Joe and Dorothy (Becker) Lanham.

He is survived by his wife; Sandra, 2 sons; Eric Lanham, Grant and wife Erin Lanham, 2 grandchildren; Travis and Matthew Lanham, and sister and brother-in-law Mary and Dale Mills.

Funeral Services will be held in Greenlawn Funeral Home South on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 6 -8:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow services in Rosehill Cemetery in Willard, MO.

Thomas Farrell Amann

August 31, 1931 - October 20, 2014

A  Memorial Mass will be held at a later date for Thomas Farrell Amann, age 83 of Kimberling City, Missouri. Arrangements are under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home of Branson.

He died at 9:27 a.m., Monday, October 20, 2014.

He was born on August 31, 1931 in Park Ridge, IL the son of Walter Louis Amann and Katherine Amann. He was a retired metallurgist and a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church and had been a resident of the area for the past 25 years.

He is survived by his children; Scott Amann and wife Suzanne of Fenton, MO., Mark Amann and wife Merry of Ankeny, IA., Patrick Amann and wife Christine of Elk Grove Village, IL., Stephanie Seitz and husband Steve of Peoria, IL., his sister, Mary Lou Baffes of Park Ridge, IL., seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents.