Obituaries

Charles (Chaz) Christian Coats, 13, West Plains, Missouri, went to be with the Angels at 6:53 p.m., Monday, January 15, 2024, at his home. He was born August 26, 2010, at West Plains, to Charles Christopher Coats and Misty Upton Coats. Chaz was a student at West Plains Middle School where he...
Lena Belle (Mansfield) Ford Bridgeforth of Mountain View, Missouri, daughter of Charles B. and Sylvia Belle (Bumgardner) Mansfield, was born on June 18, 1934. She departed this life at 7:42 a.m., January 14, 2024, at Mountain View Healthcare at the age of 89 years.     Lena married Richard L...
Virginia "Ginny" Meister Norman, a resident of Willow Springs, passed away Monday, January 15, 2024, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO. She was born August 30, 1936, in St. Louis, MO to Arnold Wilhelm and Clara (Heitner) Meister and was 87 years old. Ginny attended school in St. Louis up to...
Carolyn Kay Stricklin was born on March 6, 1944, in Mountain View, Missouri, the daughter of John Karl Turner and Lois Judith (Day) Hergeshheimer, and departed this life on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at her home in Mountain View. She was united in marriage to Richard Columbus Stricklin, on...
James "Jim Sr." Harvey Jolliff passed away at his home in West Plains, Missouri on January 11, 2024, at the age of 87 after a life wonderfully lived in a world well-traveled. He was born on July 4, 1936, to Cecil and Mattie Sharp Jolliff within their home in West Plains. Official records list his...
Funeral services for Marlys Wilmine Downen Miller, 86, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 18, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mrs. Miller passed away at 5:50 a.m., Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at Brooke Haven Healthcare. She was born July...
Jim Barr, age 72, the son of Marvin and Verona (Curran) Barr was born in Waynesville, MO.  He departed this life on January 9, 2024, in the Phelps County Hospital in Rolla, MO after a short battle with cancer. Jim is preceded in death by his parents; infant son, James Abraham Barr; and cousin...
A celebration of life service for Richard Neil Sharp, 82, West Plains, Missouri, will be held from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m., Saturday, January 20, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.   Mr. Sharp passed away at 2:18 a.m., Saturday, December 30, 2023, at Ozarks Medical...
Martin Dale Bowie, 75, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2024, at the Halifax Health Hospice Center in Edgewater, FL.  He was born October 24, 1948 in Holden, MO, the son of Dale and Verla (Phelps) Bowie. His mother passed away in 1956 and his father then married Mary Ellen (Elliott) Bowie...
A memorial service for Dean Pence Proffitt, 89, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 13, at First United Methodist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.   Dean went home to be with the Lord on January 8th, 2024 at NHC Healthcare.   A...

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