Obituaries

Mercedes Rosalee (Valeika) Luna, 21, passed away Friday, May 7, 2021, from injuries suffered in a tragic car accident. Born in Springfield, Missouri, on June 9, 1999, to Tom and Cheryl Valeika, Mercedes graduated from Fordland High School in 2017. She earned her Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T...
Graveside services for Wayne Dwight Stubbs, 85, of West Plains, were held April 30, 2021, at Gospel Hill Cemetery. Mr. Stubbs died April 26 at Brook Haven Healthcare in West Plains.   He was born June 24, 1935, in Siloam Springs, the son of Zeke and Minnie Collins Stubbs. On March 24, 1961, in...
A memorial service with full military honors for retired Coast Guard Lt. Commander Troy T. Luna, 57, of Suffolk, Virginia, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 14, 2021, at Hickory Ridge Community Church in Chesapeake, Virginia. Mr. Luna died unexpectedly on March 26 at his home.   He was born Aug....
A funeral service for Russell Pippin, 88, of Mound City, Kansas, was held May 1, 2021, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory in Mound City. Mr. Pippin died April 26. He was born Nov. 24, 1932, in Hammond, the son of Laborn and Elizabeth Barnett Pippin. On Nov. 22, 1958, he married Ethel...
It is with profound sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of our mother 73 year old Helen Marie (Walrath) Head of Rathdrum, Idaho who died at her home on April 13, 2021.  Helen was one of 10 children born to Richard & Opal Walrath of Gainesville, Missouri on November 9, 1947. She...
George J. Miller, 84, of West Plains, formerly of Isabella, died April 13, 2021, at his home with his wife beside him. No local services are planned at this time.  He was born Aug. 22, 1936, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of George A. and Betty Rementer Miller. Mr. Miller was educated and...
Graveside services for Eileen Turner, 88, of Bakersfield, were held April 20, 2021, at the Bean Cemetery near Bakersfield. Mrs. Turner died April 15 at her home.  She was born Aug. 14, 1932, in Udall, the daughter of Marvin and Lena May Kohler Wells. She graduated from Bakersfield High School in...
David Austin McFall, 66, of Clarkridge, Arkansas, died April 12, 2021, at his home. Private graveside services will be held in Borger, Texas. He was born May 25, 1954, in Medford, Oregon, the son of Norman McFall and Peggy Coffman. On May 27, 1976, in Rotan, Texas, he married Dianna McFall, the...
Graveside services for David Franklin Clark, 36, of West Plains, were held April 17, 2021, at Mount Zion Cemetery in Winona. Mr. Clark was last seen on June 29, 2020. His remains were found March 9. He was born June 1, 1984, in San Bernardino, California, the son of Jerome “Jerry” and Pauline Clark...
David Alan Jessee, 69, of Sycamore, died Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains. No services are planned at this time.  He was born Sept. 30, 1951, in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Jimmie Aaron and Emily Wenonah Smith Jessee. On Feb. 13, 1971, in St. Petersburg, Florida, he...

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