Sy and Jessica Jeckstadt of Ozark are the parents of a baby boy, Maddic Hawkins Jeckstadt, born July 26, 2015, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Matt and Jessica Fox Riechers of Washington, Missouri, are the parents of triplet sons, Levi Jesse Riechers, Chase Barry Riechers and Jett McKinley Riechers, born May 3, 2015, at Mercy Hospital-St. Louis in Creve Coeur. Levi weighed 3 pounds, 4 ounces; Chase weighed 3 pounds, 7 ounces; Jett weighed 3 pounds. The spontaneous fraternal triplets were born at 29 weeks’ gestation and spent 11 weeks and one day in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and came home one day after their due date.
Carol Hare Fox of Victoria, Texas, and Gene and Judy Smart of Gainesville announce the marriage of their children, Rachelle Putnam and Bobby Smart of Gainesville. The couple was married by Jeff Dotson on Sept. 12, 2015, at Dawt Mill. Rachelle has two sons, Travis Putnam of Victoria, Texas, and Derrek Putnam of Gainesville. Bobby has two daughters, Deann Smart and Alexandra Smart, both of Gainesville.
Darrell Kelly and Tamara Hogue of Noble are the parents of a baby girl, Lindsey Ann Kelley, born Feb. 16, 2015, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. She weighed 6 pounds and 19 and 2/5 inches long.
Robert and MaKayla Hilderbrand of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Joclyn AnnaLee, born Aug. 29, 2015, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds 12 1/2 ounces and was 21 inches long.
Jeff and Brianna Heidrich of Theodosia are the parents of a baby boy, Keigan Jeffrey Heidrich, born Aug. 28, 2015, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds 2 1/2 ounces and was 21 inches long.
Cody and Myriah Wallace of Theodosia are the parents of a baby boy, Rolen Grant Wallace, born Aug. 18, 2015, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.
Willem and Jenna Mostert of Zanoni are the parents of a baby boy, Willem Adriaan Mostert II, born Aug. 20, 2015, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce.
Jim and Regina Evans of Ava announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jordan Rae, to James Lawrence Hinrichs, son of Danny and Tammy Hinrichs of Squires. Wedding plans are for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the historic Dawt Mill in Ozark County. All family and friends are invited to attend. Paternal grandparents are Marcelline and James Hudson of Romance and the late Bill Hinrichs, and Lawrence and Hazel Shelton, all formerly of Ava. Maternal grandparents are the late Gordon and Alta Shanks, formerly of Ava, and the late Orville and Norma Evans, formerly of Tecumseh.
Travis and Sarah McConnaughy of Romance are the parents of a baby boy, Watson Lee McConnaughy, born July 28, 2015, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Paul and Gina Volkmer of Rolla are the parents of a baby boy, Drake Alexander Volkmer, born Aug. 3 2015, at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla. He weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces and was 21 inches long.
Gerald and Carol Mossolle of Theodosia will celebrate their 50th anniversary this week with a quiet dinner at Dawt Mill. They celebrated the occasion early by taking a 50th anniversary trip to Thailand to visit their son, Michael Mossolle, who lives in Pattaya, about 150 miles south of Bangkok. They also treated themselves to a new car. The two met when they were teenagers; Carol lived in Chicago and Gerald lived in Burbank, a Chicago suburb. They were introduced by family and friends: Carol’s girlfriend’s brother knew Gerry’s brother. They were married Aug. 28, 1965, at St. Sympharosa Church in Chicago, and continued to live in the Chicago area. Carol worked in the office at General Biological Warehouse, and Gerry worked as a machinist/foreman at Foote Brothers Gear. They vacationed in Theodosia before retiring in 2003 and moving here. They enjoy fishing, boating and swimming in Bull Shoals Lake. Gerry is the longtime president of Ozarks Heritage Garden Club. The Mossolles also have a daughter, Dawn Davis and husband Jeff of New Lenox, Illinois, and one grandson, Wade Davis.
David and Michele Johnson of Gainesville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Danielle Johnson of Nixa, to Reid Murphy of Nixa, son of Rod and Barb Murphy of Girard, Kansas. Wedding plans are for Sept. 12, 2015, in Springfield. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Bernard and Billie Mauler of Gainesville and Janice Schultz of Great Bend, Kansas. Grandparents of the groom-elect are Bud and Marlene Murphy of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Logan and Kaitlyn Johnson, Pottersville, are the parents of a baby boy, Lukas Wade, born Aug. 10, 2015, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are John and Amy Ross of Caulfield and Mike and Tracy Johnson of West Plains.
Dustin and Stephanie Tackitt of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Hendrix Warren, born Aug. 3, 2015, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds 2 1/2 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. His siblings are Julianna, 9; Jasmine, 6; and Sierra, 1.
Sawyer and Stephanie Jeckstadt of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Slade Daxton Jeckstadt, born June 18, 2015, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.
Jeffrey and Amber Lane of Wasola are the parents of a baby boy, Joshua Hunter Lane, born July 20, 2015, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. He was named for his uncle, the late Joshua Harold Lane.
Joshua and Finley McMorrow of Caulfield are the parents of a baby boy, Emmett William, born July 21, 2015, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 21 inches long. His siblings are Lexi and Colton. Grandparents are Tuck and Cindy Williams of Caulfield, Cathy Chenevey of Bakersfield and Mark McMorrow of Orrville, Ohio.
Derek and Sherra Holstine of Bakersfield are the parents of a baby boy, Dallas Layne Holstine, born July 19, 2015, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 21 inches long. His sibling is Brynlee, 2.
Justin and Leslie Still of Flippin, Arkansas, are the parents of a baby girl, Adelyne Rain Still, born June 7, 2015, at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison. She Adelyne weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.
Corey Pool and Brooke Collins of Springfield are the parents of a baby boy, Carter Evan Pool, born June 11, 2015, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He weighed 2 pounds 1 ounce and was 14¼ inches long.
Neil and Reagan Jones Herrington of Fairfax, Virginia, are the parents of a baby girl, Vivian Elizabeth Herrington, born July 1, 2015, at Fairfax Inova Hospital in Fairfax. She weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long.
Graveside memorial services for Helen W. Keith, 95, of Richardson, Texas, formerly of Gainesville, were held June 22, 2015, at Resthaven Memorial Gardens north of Trenton, Missouri, with the Rev. Barry Boulware officiating. Mrs. Keith died June 14 in Baylor Hospital in Carrollton, Texas.
A graveside memorial service for John Ault, 77, of Gainesville, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Smith Chapel Cemetery with Halbert Smith officiating. Mr. Ault died June 21 at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield.
Memorial services for S. “Virginia” Klineline, 85, of Noble, will be held at 5 p.m. today, June 24, 2015, at First Christian Church in Gainesville with the Rev. Bobby Jo Wade officiating. Mrs. Klineline died June 19 at her home in Noble.
A celebration of life service for Dale Lynn Frazier, 64, of Sparta, was held Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Sparta Church of Christ with Ted Spencer officiating. Mr. Frazier died June 12 at his home.
A memorial service will be held at a later date for Bruce Wayne Clayburn, 66, of West Plains, who died May 25, 2015, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.
David Oelke, 69, of Gainesville, died May 26, 2015, at the Gainesville Health Care Center. No local services are planned at this time.
A casual memorial service and potluck dinner in honor of John Henry Ingalsbe, 88, of West Plains, will be held at the Tecumseh Fire Station at noon Saturday, June 6. All family and friends are invited. Mr. Ingalsbe died June 1, 2015, at Brooke Haven Nursing Home in West Plains.
Ronald “Ronnie” Lee Fife, 48, of Kansas City, died May 24, 2015. A private family service will be held at a later date.
A graveside funeral service for Richard F. “Rich” Allen, 62, of Theodosia, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield with David Allen officiating. Mr. Allen died May 24 at his residence.
A graveside memorial service for J.D. “Sonny” Brixey,72, of Gainesville, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Smith Chapel Cemetery on N Highway near Brixey. Mr. Brixey died March 25 in Gainesville.
A memorial ceremony for Robert Gene Rogers, 56, of Tecumseh, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Clear Springs Church at Tecumseh. After the memorial service, a potluck dinner will be held at the Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Department fire house. Mr. Rogers died May 15 at his home due to illness.
Lance Charles McKee, 29, passed away May 7, 2015 in Springfield, Missouri. Lance was born October 16, 1985 in West Plains, Missouri to Don W. (Buzz) and Sonja Johnston McKee along with a twin brother, Colby. Weighing only 1 lb 12 oz he came into this world with the heart of a fighter and kept that same fighting spirit up until the last moment of his life. Lance left a lasting impression on anyone who had the chance to meet him, in fact the respiratory therapist who admitted him to the neonatal unit at Cox South Hospital as a baby coincidently was his therapist in the hospital where he spent his final days and she remembered him the moment she saw him. Lance spent several years at Mashburn Residential Center in Bolivar, Missouri where he received the most wonderful and loving care from the staff. Even on his bad days, he always had a smile for those who loved and cared for him and after his passing he was able to donate his corneas to someone in need, making him not only a blessing while he was here on earth but one even after he was gone. Lance is survived by his parents Don (Buzz) McKee Jr. of Caulfield, Sonja McKee of Mountain Home Arkansas. Brothers Jeremy McKee and wife Kasey of Gainesville, and Drew McKee and wife Kristen of Caulfield. Grandparents Guy and Betty Johnston of Bakersfield, Missouri and Alice McKee of Caulfield Missouri. Nephew Tate McKee and Niece Londyn McKee as well as several Uncles, Aunts and cousins. He is preceded in death by his brother Colby McKee and Grandfather Don McKee. Services to be held at a later date.
Graveside services for Mary H. Morrison, 89, were held May 15, 2015, at Smith Chapel Cemetery near Zanoni with Brother Halbert Smith officiating. Mrs. Morrison died May 13 in West Plains. She was born May 17, 1925, in Lawndale, Missouri, the daughter of Richard A. Cobb and Mary Francis Hamilton Cobb. On July 20, 1985, in Gainesville, she married William Dalton Morrison. She attended the Curry Street Church of Christ in West Plains. She is survived by several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two brothers, Averill and Willard Cobb. Memorial contributions may be made to Fairhaven Children’s Home or to Paragould’s Children’s Home and can be left at the funeral home.
Funeral services for Opal Frost, 78, of Theodosia, were held May 14, 2015, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home with Jimmy Kyle officiating. Mrs. Frost died May 12 at her home with her family by her side.
Memorial services for Edward J. “Red” Davis, 81, of Gainesville, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at Theodosia United Methodist Church in Theodosia. Mr. Davis died Feb. 17, 2015, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, after a long battle with health-related issues. The church service will be followed by a light lunch in the church’s fellowship hall.
Funeral services for Nina Lou Ruth Willbanks Blair, 76, of Price Place, Arkansas, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home with Ron Pinckney officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home. Mrs. Blair died April 19 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield.
Funeral services for Florence Mae Huelsenbeck, 91, of Gainesville, were held April 7, 2015, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home with Brother Dale Roberts officiating. Mrs. Huelsenbeck died April 3 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
A memorial service for Phyllis “Peggy” Ann Hambelton, 71, of La Mesa, California, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Brushy Knob General Baptist Church in Gainesville. Ms. Hambelton died March 21 in La Mesa.
Funeral services for Verl Junior Chisam, 72, of Texas, formerly of Kansas City, were scheduled for 10 a.m. today, April 8, 2015, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home with Brother Dale Roberts officiating. Mr. Chisam died April 3 at his daughter’s home in Lewisville, Texas.
A private memorial service for J.D. “Sonny” Brixey, 72, of Gainesville, will be held at a later date. Mr. Brixey died March 25, 2015, in Gainesville.
A memorial talk for Thomas J. Wofford, 71, of Brixey, will be presented at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Kingdom Hall on Highway 160, 3 miles west of Gainesville. Mr. Wofford died March 30 at his home with his family by his side.
Graveside services for Edward Harvey Appelson, 67, of Gainesville, will be held April 9, 2015, in the Dewville Cemetery in Gonzales County, Texas. No local services are planned. Mr. Appelson died April 5, 2015, at his residence.
Memorial services will be held at a later date for Albert “Bert” Shockey of Hayden, Idaho, who died March 2, 2015, in Kootenai Health Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Funeral services for Velma Lou Thompson Mallow, 77, of Dewey, Oklahoma, were held March 21, 2015, at the Admas Boulevard Church of Christ in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, with Robert Hamm and David Hammonds officiating. Mrs. Mallow died March 15 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Funeral services with full military honors for Bert Wesley Baxter, 100, of Gainesville, were held March 24, 2015, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home. Mr. Baxter died March 22 in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Funeral services for Blanch Marie Sukow, 88, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, were held March 21, 2015, at the Smith Chapel Church of Christ north of Gainesville. Mrs. Sukow died March 18 at Bartlesville Health & Rehab in Bartlesville.
A luncheon in memory of Joellen Bramsen, 76, of Pontiac, was served March 22, 2015, at the Timber Knob Volunteer Fire Department fire house. Graveside memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Thornton, Iowa. Mrs. Bramsen died March 12 at her residence.
A celebration of life service for Kerry L. Lewis, 74, of Price Place, Arkansas, will be held at the Pontiac-Price Place Volunteer Fire Department from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015. Dinner will be provided by the fire department at 5 p.m. Following dinner, another gathering is planned at Just Jackie’s in Pontiac Park, where music may be shared in his memory by those who wish to participate. Mr. Lewis died March 15 at Gainesville Health Care Center in Gainesville.