Obituaries

Wayne Eugene Murphy was born on January 1, 1940, the third child of five, to Burney Philander and Helen Lacleda (Lee) Murphy in Birch Tree, Missouri. He left this world to attend a Heavenly Reunion on the early morning of May 28, 2024, at the age of 84 years.   Wayne married Verna May Tharp...
Robert "Bob" Lee Daniels, of Willow Springs, MO, passed away June 6, 2024, while at NHC HealthCare at the age of 97. He was born March 14, 1927, in Fort Dodge, Iowa to Fate and Lillian (Saddoris) Daniels.   When Bob was young, his family moved to the Mountain View, MO area where he spent his...
William "Bob" Wallace Benson, age 83, passed away on Monday, May 20th, 2024, in Bakersfield, CA. He was born to parents Ruby and Clifford Benson in Eminence, MO on June 4,1940. He was raised in Fremont, MO by his foster parents, Hattie and Charlie Randolf.   After graduating from high school...
Barbara Stephenson (Bennett) passed away on Thursday, May 30th, 2024, while at home in Republic, Missouri. Born on September 18th, 1947, in Burnham, Missouri to Delbert and Islet (Jones) Bennett, she was 76 years old.   Barbara grew up in the Burnham/Willow Springs area. She graduated from...
Carol Ann Maloy, a resident of Willow Springs, passed away Tuesday May 28, 2024, at West Vue Nursing home in West Plains. She was born to Augustus and Grace (Reed) Merkenschlager in Cochecton, New York and was 81 years old. Carol graduated from Lake Huntington High and not long after met George...
Charles Parker was born on May 21st, 1956, in Millville Tennessee. He was a follower of Jesus Christ. He loved his family.  He was a professional truck driver and had a business making truck beds for many years.  He was a very hard worker and provided for many generations. He had two sisters...
Lonnie Charles Ellison passed away on May 22, 2024, at about 3:30 p.m. at Kabul Nursing Home in Cabool Missouri. He was born June 26, 1938, in Board Camp, Arkansas to Haskell and Georgia (Luttrell) Ellison.    Ellison was a father, mentor, hero, and legend to his family. He left the Navy in...
Marilyn Kay Ellison passed away May 27, 2023 at Kabul Nursing Home in Cabool, Missouri. She was born January 1, 1940 in Bloomington, Illinois to Lyle and Eloise (Miller) Walden.   She started as a bookkeeper for Tally industry and went on to have a long career with the USDA Forrest Service...
Gary Lee Pettyjohn was born on 9/18/1950 and departed this life 5/23/2024 at the age of 73 years old. He is survived by his wife Linda Pettyjohn of 53 years of marriage, his daughter, Anicia Wilson, and partner Benny Collins, daughter, Jessica Chester, and husband, Brian Chester and daughter...
Richard Lee Umstattd (“Rich” or “Buster”) of Willow Springs, Missouri passed away after a lengthy illness on Friday, May 24, 2024 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He formerly resided in Gulfport, MS for over thirty years. Rich was born to John C. and Judy M. (Bergthold) Umstattd in...

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