OBITUARIES

Joseph D. Gaunder

May 18, 2022

             Joseph Donald Gaunder, age 89 of Ozark, died May 18, 2022.  He was born July 16, 1932 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of George and Zora (Hosbein) Gaunder.

            Mr. Gaunder served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.  After that he worked as a quality software engineer for NASA and retired from Honeywell. He was...

Debbie Jo Maples

May 17, 2022

Debbie Jo Maples of Nixa, Mo Received her angel wings on May 17, 2022, while at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Debbie was born December 17, 1952, in Aurora, Mo to Joe and Betty Maples.  

 

For several year, Debbie worked at Crane Garment Factory. She worked at Empire Bank, where she retired after 25 year in 2015. After...

Bobby Gene Borden

May 16, 2022

Bobby Gene Borden, age 81 passed away on May 16, 2022, in his home. Bobby was born in Davenport, Iowa to George and Jean Borden, Bobby met the love of his life Jeri Borden when they were in High School. Bobby and Jeri married on June 17, 1962, and had two children Jeff and Kristi. 

Bobby was preeded in...

Tyler Reid Shearburn

May 16, 2022

Tyler Reid Shearburn, age 15 passed away on Monday May 16, 2022, at home in Clever, Missouri.

 

Tyler was born on July 10, 2006, in Springfield, Missouri to Courtney Reid Kirkpatrick and Heather Shearburn. Tyler was a sophomore at Clever High School. He enjoyed basketball and video games. He loved to spend time with his friends.

 

He is...

JP Mabe

May 15, 2022

James Price “JP” Mabe age 44 passed away Sunday May 15, 2022, at his home in Ozark, Missouri.

 

JP was born on July 8, 1977, in Springfield, Missouri to Gary Sanders and Marilyn Jean Mabe.

 

JP was the life of any party. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. They would grill out, watch sports, and...

William "Bill" Thane Scrivner

May 14, 2022

William “Bill” Thane Scrivner, age 64 of Ozark, Missouri passed away May 14, 2022.  He was born December 6, 1957 in Red Wing, Minnesota, the son of Richard and Ilene (Axelson) Scrivner. 

           

Bill was a dedicated member of Faith Life Church, Branson where he served on the usher team and was a member of the altar care team.  ...

Bonna Jarecke

May 14, 2022

Bonna Dele Jarecke, age 95, of Ozark, passed away in her home Saturday, May 14, 2022.  She was born August 24, 1926 in Monett, the daughter of Clifford and Thelma (Shumate) Polley.  She was a graduate of Ozark High School, and attended Draughon's Business College in Springfield.  On June 12, 1946 she and Wesley Raymond Jarecke were united in marriage...

"Eddie" Charles E. Maples

May 12, 2022

“Eddie” Charles Edwin Maples, 87, of Nixa, MO left us on Wednesday, May 12th, 2022. Eddie left his wife, Betty Maples, of 67 years behind along with son, Chris Maples, wife Susan Maples of Schell City, MO. One sister, Linda Gamble of Yuma, AZ. One brother, Larry Maples, of Yuma, AZ. Three granddaughters, Holly Stevens, husband Zac Stevens of Nixa,...

Doris Reynolds

May 11, 2022

Doris Catherine Reynolds, age 87, of Ozark was greeted by two daughters in heaven Wednesday, May 11, 2022. She was born January 2, 1935 in Dyer, Arkansas, one of 11 children of Rufus Oscar Brown and Harriett Priscilla “Hattie” Brown. She was raised in Alma, Arkansas.

 

Doris dedicated her life to her family. Her children and grandchildren knew they...

Norman Elton Autry

May 8, 2022

Norman Elton Autry, age 92 of Nixa passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022, at his home.

 

Norman was born on August 9, 1929, in Wildersville, Tennessee to Louie and Virdie (Johnson) Autry. He had nine brothers and sisters. They grew up on a cotton farm in Tennessee. Norm enjoyed fishing and camping.

 

In 1947, Norm joined the United...

Billie Ann Stolz

May 8, 2022

Billie Ann Stolz, 88, of Ozark passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022 in Springfield.

Billie was born on March 30, 1934 in Pine Bluff, AR; the daughter of Mattie Ann McBee. On July 9, 1955,  she married Donald Eugene Stolz and together they shared 58 years of marriage before his passing in 2013.

Cremation Rites have been accorded. Friends...

Donna Lou Herndon

May 8, 2022

Donna Lou Herndon, age 72, of Ozark, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022.  She was born July 3, 1949 in the McCracken community near Ozark, the daughter of Ray and Francis Mae (Moore) Shipman. 

 

Donna worked as a waitress before becoming disabled following a trucking accident. 

 

Survivors include: Her son, Dennis Gene Grider Jr. “Sam”; grandchildren...

Rosa Laverne Agnew

May 8, 2022

Rosa Laverne Agnew, age 78 of Nixa, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022, in Springfield, Missouri with her family by her side.

 

Rosa Lavern Shelton was born on January 19, 1944, in Lamesa, Texas to the late Leroy and Lizzie Aleen (Post) Shelton.

 

Rosa was united in marriage to Ernest Agnew on June 12, 1981. She was...

Jeremiah Daniel Mohr

May 8, 2022

Jeremiah Daniel Mohr, 39, of Nixa, passed away May 8, 2022. He was born July 15,1982 to Gregory Leroy Mohr and Glenda Gaines Mohr in Wichita, Kansas. Jeremiah grew up in a Pastor’s home and lived in Wellington, McPherson, and Derby Kansas.  After his father’s death his family moved to Springfield, Missouri where he attended Central Bible College and AGTS.

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Robert "Bob" Louis Taylor

May 8, 2022

Robert "Bob" Louis Taylor, 74, of Hollister and formerly Ozark passed away on Sunday morning, May 8, 2022, peacefully at his home.

Bob was born on April 15, 1948, in Springfield, MO; the son of Emerson Earl and Mary Jeanette (Funke) Taylor. On May 22, 1970,  Bob married Jennifer "Jenner" Stockton and celebrated nearly 52 years of marriage before Bob...

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