Meek, Harry E., d. 1972 - Melton, Amber Roseanne, d. 1986

 

Meek, Harry E. 17 Jun 1889 - 25 Mar 1972  CCR 30 Mar 1972 p4

Funeral services for Harry E. Meek, 82, a retired farmer and lifelong resident of Greene County, who died at 12:15 a.m. Saturday in Grand Acres Nursing Home, were at 2 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel in Nixa with Dwain R. Stoops officiating. Burial was in Patterson Cemetery, south of Springfield. Mr. Meek was a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Louise Plank, Springfield, Mrs. Corrine Plank, Nixa and Mrs. Alberta Dunbar, Springfield; two sons, Robert L. Meek, Willard and Bill G. Meek, Nixa; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

 

Meek, Marvin Edward 27 May 1942 - 21 Nov 2005 SN-L 24 Nov 2005

Marvin Edward Meek, 63, of Rogersville, formerly of Oklahoma City, passed away Monday, Nov. 21 in Cox South Hospital, Springfield. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 in Hopedale Baptist Church, Ozark. Memorials may be made to the Community Hospices of America or the American Cancer Society.

 

Meeker, Beulah Alice (Daniel) 24 Jan 1913 – 4 Sep 1997  CCH-N 6 Sep 1997

[Note: Daughter of William S. & Josephine (Boyd) Daniel; married 6 Sep 1930 Wendell Darr Meeker 24 Dec 1911 -15 Feb 2003]

Beulah Alice Daniel Meeker died Sept. 4, 1997 at Balanced Care Center, Nixa, where she had been a patient for one year. She was born January 24, 1913 in Grundy County, Missouri, the daughter of William S. and Josephine Boyd Daniel. She was married to Wendell Darr Meeker at Trenton, Mo. on September 6, 1930. A homemaker, she also enjoyed employment with Reed and Whisler Jewelry after she and her husband sold their farm in the Bethel community, east of Laredo. She was a long-time member of First Christian Church in Trenton, serving as Superintendent of Children's Christian Education for several years. Mrs. Meeker was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Rev. John, Orville and Everett; and two sisters, Mary Louise Tolson and Ruey. She is survived by her husband, Wendell, Nixa; their children and their spouses, Alvin and Kay Meeker, Springfield, Rev. David and Bea Meeker, St. Louis, and Joan and Lee Srasburg, Springfield; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Other survivors include her sisters: Ellen Elam, Thurman, Ia., Mildred Barnes and Opal DeWitt, both of Trenton. A celebration of Beulah's life will be held at First Christian Church, Trenton, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested for First Christian Church, 1700 Princeton Road, Trenton, Mo. 64683.

 

Meeker, Rachel L. (Burnett) 8 Aug 1907 - 28 Sep 2005 SN-L 2 Oct 2005

[Note: married Roscoe R. Meeker 26 May 1905 - 21 Feb 1994]

Rachel L. Meeker, age 98, of Nixa, passed away Sept. 28, 2005, in Cox South Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe; son, Harold; and grandchild, Brian. Rachel is survived by one brother, Cecil Burnett; 11 grandchildren; and a host of great and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 in the funeral home.

 

Meeker, Richard D. “Dick” 10 Apr 1925 - 13 Sep 2005 CCH-N 28 Sep 2005

[Note: Son of Vern & Grace ( ) Meeker; married 6 Feb 1949 Minnie Phelps]

            Richard D. Meeker, 80, of Nixa, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at 1 p.m. in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, due to complications following cardiac bypass surgery. He was born April 10, 1925, to Vern and Grace Meeker in Muscatine, Iowa. Dick served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He met Minnie Phelps in the summer of 1948, and they were married on February 6, 1949. They lived and raised four boys in Bettendorf, Iowa. Dick retired from ALCOA in 1981 after 31 years of service. Dick and Minnie built their retirement home on Table Rock Lake where they enjoyed boating, swimming and taking long walks. They moved to Nixa in 1992. Survivors include: His wife, Minnie; a brother, Keith; four sons, Rick A. Meeker and his wife Patsey of Davenport, Iowa, Rob L. Meeker and his wife Marcie of Bettendorf, Iowa, Dan S. Meeker and his wife Tammy of Bettendorf and Mark A. Meeker and his wife Peggy of Blue Grass, Iowa, eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and friends. His parents preceded him in death. A visitation was Thursday Sept. 15 in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. A memorial service followed at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor Brad Sherman officiating. A graveside service with military honors was Friday, Sept. 16 in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Association.


Meekly, Alfred 6 Jan 1906 - 28 Oct 1989

Funeral Card:  ALFRED MEEKLY, Jan. 6, 1906 – October 28, 1989.  SERVICES HELD:  St. Peters United Church of Christ, October 31, 1989, at 2:00 P.M. OFFICIATING: Rev. Fred Beer, Rev. James Gardner. ESCORTS: Rick Wimpier, Jeff Nichols, Mica Meekly, Kevin Meekly, Randall Norman, Dwayne Meekly.

MUSIC: Larry Winfred, Irma Lou Kastendieck. FINAL RESTING PLACE: St. Peters Cemetery, MEADOWS FUNERAL HOMES, Billings, MO. Contributed by the Clever Older Adults Association and Bea Gardner.

 

Meeks, Earl 9 May 1895 - 16 Oct 1968      CCR 24 Oct 1968 p8

[Note: Son of Squire M. & Malissa “Lissa“ (Baker) Meeks; married 21 Jan 1918 Effie Mary Estes 6 Mar 1885 - 28 Jan 1968]

Earl Meeks, 70, Verona, a retired farmer who lived most of his life in Galena, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Lawrence County Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon. He is survived by a brother, Ora, Sunnyside, Wash. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Friday in Selmore Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Eaton officiating. Burial was under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Meeks, Effie Mary (Estes) 6 Mar 1885 - 28 Jan 1968 CCR 1 Feb 1968 p8

[Note: Daughter of Henry Green & Sarah Malinda Ann “Sally” (McLean) Estes; married 21 Jan 1918 Earl Meeks 9 May 1895 - 16 Oct 1968; no SSDI found]

Mrs. Effie Meeks, 82, Verona, died at 1 a.m. Sunday in Aurora Community Hospital. A resident of Galena most of her life, Mrs. Meeks had lived in Verona the past year. She is survived by her husband, Earl. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Frank Eaton officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery.

 

Meeks, Malissa “Lissa” (Baker) Nov 1873 - 11 Jan 1966   CCR 20 Jan 1966 p1

[Note: Daughter of Henry & Margaret E. (Gentry) Baker; married 6 Jul 1895 Squire M. Meeks 1874 - 30 Dec 1957]

Mrs. Malissa Meeks, a former Galena resident, died Tuesday, Jan 11 in Sunnyside, Wash. where she had lived for the last five years. Mrs. Meeks was the widow of the late Squire Meeks who died in 1957. Survivors are two sons, Ora Meeks, Sunnyside, Wash. and Earl Meeks, Jenkins, and a granddaughter. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday in Harris Chapel here. The Rev. Allen Harrison officiated, and burial was in Selmore Cemetery.

 

Meeks, Squire M. 1874 - 30 Dec 1957    CCR 9 Jan 1958 p5

[Note: Son of ? & Susie (Cagle) Meeks; married 6 Jul 1895 Malissa “Lissa” Baker Nov 1873 - 11 Jan 1966]

Funeral services for Squire M. Meeks, 84, who died December 30 at his home two miles northeast of Galena, were held Friday, January 2, at 2:00 p.m. in the Eisenhower Church with Rev. Roscoe Harding officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery under direction of Harris Funeral Home of Clever. Born in Indian territory in what is now Oklahoma, he came to Stone County early in life. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Melissa Meeks, and two sons, Earl Meeks of Galena and Ora Meeks of Sunnyside, Calif. one  grandchild.

 

Meese, Alfred Edmon “Frosty” 7 Aug 1925 - 15 Nov 1994  CCH-N 30 Nov 1994

[Note: Son of Milo C. “Baldy“ & Lora Mae “Granny“ (Keller) Meese; married Mary Thompson]

Alfred “Frosty” Edmon Meese, 69, Nixa, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1994. He was born Aug. 7, 1925, near Galloway, the son of Milo C. and Lora Meese. He was united in marriage to Mary Thompson. Alfred and his family have attended Nixa Assembly of God since March 1969. He retired May 1992 from E.A. Martin Machinery Company, after 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by his father, Milo C. Meese.  Survivors include his wife, Mary, of the home; a son, Ed, and his wife, Rebecca, Highlandville; a daughter, Ruth Ann, of the home; and two grandsons, Joshua Leyon Meese and Joseph Edmon Meese, Highlandville; his mother, Lora Meese, Nixa: three brothers, Donald, Brookline, Gene, and his wife, Dorothy, Bolivar, and Gerald, and his wife, Vera, Clever; a brother-in-law, Bob Thompson, and his wife, Jackie, Beaverton, Ore.; his mother-in-law, Emma Jewel Thompson, Gardena, Calif.; an uncle, Ross Keller, Springfield; and an aunt, Willa Rogers, Nixa. Services were Nov. 18, 1994, in Nixa Assembly of God, with the Rev. Don Blansit officiating. Burial was in Fordland Cemetery, east of Springfield. Arrangements under the direction of Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home-Nixa. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri 36,53 South Ave., Springfield, MO 65807.

 

Meese, Bell (Deulin) 29 Feb 1865 - 13 Dec 1945 CCR 20 Dec 1945 p1

[Note: Daughter of John & ? ( ) Deulin: MO DC does say she was born on a day that never existed]

Mrs. Bell Meese, 80, passed away at 6 o’clock Thursday morning, Dec. 13, at her home in Billings following and extended illness. Born in Illinois, she came to Billings with her parents when a small child and had lived here ever since. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Stella Hendricks of the home and Mrs. Clyde Hendricks of Detroit, Mich.; eight grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Maples Funeral Chapel at Billings with Rev. Marion LaFallette of Stella, Mo., officiating. Burial was made in the Ruckman cemetery near Billings.

 

Meese, Bessie Jane (Young) 19 May 1883 - 7 Aug 1957

[Note: Daughter of William C. & Mollie (Knight) Young; married Edward Meese 21 Jun 1875 - 6 May 1939

Mrs. Bessie Jane Meese, 74, died at 3 p.m. yesterday at her home, 937 West Lombard, following an extended illness. She was a native of Christian County but had lived in Spring field most of her life. She was a member of the Broadway and Madison Church of Christ. Mrs. Meese is survived by a son, Milo Meese, of Nixa; seven daughters, Mrs. Lucy Stewart, Mrs. Felix Keltner, both of Brookline, Mrs. Home Jackson of Route 8, Springfield, Mrs. Howard Hacker of 836 West Lombard, Mrs. Leon Merritt of Denver, Mrs. Almus Owen of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Clinton Owens of Sacramento, Calif.; three brothers, Silva R. Young of Kansas City, Lawrence Young of Butte, Mont., and Willie of the State of California; two sisters, Mrs. Goldie Pearce of Clever and Mrs. Homer Butler of Hardin, Mont.; 25 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Springfield Leader and Press, Aug 8 1957.

 

Meese, Edward 21 Jun 1875 - 6 May 1939 CCR 11 May 1939 p1

[Note: Son of James Franklin & Jane (Boyd) Meese; married 1900 Bessie Jane Young 19 May 1883 - 7 Aug 1957]

Ed Meese was born June 21, 1875, in Illinois, and departed this life May 5, 1939, at the age of 63 years, 10 months and 14 days. He was married to Bessie Young in 1900 and to this union were born nine children, one having preceded him in death. Those surviving are Milo Meese of Nixa, Mrs. Hubert Stewart of Brookline, Mrs. Walter Keller, Mrs. Felix Keltner, Mrs. Homer Jackson, and Mrs. Almus Owen, all of Springfield, and Ruby and Zella Meese of the home. He professed faith in Christ and was baptized about two years ago. Beside the wife and children he is survived by a brother, Tobe Meese, of Springfield, two half brothers, Charley and Delbert of Springfield, and 17 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the home, conducted by Rev. R.C. Harding of Nixa, Mo., with burial in the Manley cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

Meese, Gerald “Buck” 7 Aug 1931 - 4 Mar 2011 SN-L 6 Mar 2011 & CCH-N 9 Mar 2011

[Note: Son of Milo & Lora (Keller) Meese; married 3 Jul 1971 Vera Goans m/1 McClanahan]

Gerald "Buck" Meese, age 79, of Clever, passed away March 4, 2011 in his home. He was born August 7, 1931, the son of Milo and Lora (Keller) Meese. He was a U.S. Navy Korean Veteran. He was a shear and press-brake operator at Paul Mueller for thirty years. Gerald was a farmer. He dearly loved dancing and fishing, and enjoyed water skiing and playing with his kids and  grandchildren. He loved people and his many friends were a special joy and blessing in his life. He and his wife Vera (Goans-McClanahan) were united in marriage on July 3, 1971. He was a member of Riverdale Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Vera; four children, Gary Meese and wife Jan, Mt. Vernon, Rickey Dale McClanahan and wife Carla, Clever, Rickey Wayne Meese and wife Tammi, Nixa, and Reta Fitzpatrick and husband Ron, Clever; one brother, Gene Meese and wife Dorothy, Bolivar; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of many friends and family members. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Don and Alfred "Frost"; and one grandson, Brett Hendrickson. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Reverend Jamie Bilyeu and Dave Stockland officiating. Burial will follow in Manley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Manley Cemetery.

Meese, Levi 17 Jan 1896 - 13 Jan 1969

[Note: Son of William A. & Tellie (Seals) Meese;  1930 census shows married 1921 Lula Ann born 1907]

Levi Meese, 72, of 843 South Newton, died at 8:05 a.m. Monday in Burge-Protestant Hospital where he had been a patient since Friday night. A longtime former resident of the Nixa and Rogersville communities, Mr. Meese was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mary Bills, Lennox, Calif., Mrs. Betty Nowlin, 1900 East Grand, Mrs. Vivian Lawson, 1846 East Division, and Mrs. Dorothy Rowden, 1501 West Hovey; four sons, Bill, Torrance, Calif., James Orville, Wash., Sgt. Harvey Meese, with the U.S. Marines in Portage, Ind., and Louis, 843 South Newton. Other survivors include two brothers, Raymond, 2131 North Nettleton, and Lowell, Oroville; three sisters, Mrs. Lula Smith, Rogersville, Mrs. Wilda Campbell, Route 8, and Mrs. Arlene Pepper, 2623 West Harrison, 24 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Harris of Nixa.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 1969 on it.

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Meese, Levi 17 Jan 1896 - 13 Jan 1969     CCR 16 Jan 1969 p8

Levi Meese, 72, of Springfield died at 8:05 a.m. Monday in Burge-Protestant Hospital where he had been apartment since Friday. A longtime former resident of the Nixa and Rogersville communities, Mr. Meese was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mary Bills, Lennox, Calif., Mrs. Betty Nowlin, Mrs. Vivian Lawson and Mrs. Dorothy Rowden, all of Springfield; four sons, Bill, Torrance, Calif., James, Oroville, Wash., Sgt. Harvey Meese, with the U. S. Marines in Portage, Ind. and Louis, Springfield. Other survivors include two brothers, Raymond, Springfield and Lowell, Oroville, Wash.; three sisters, Mrs. Lula Smith, Rogersville, Mrs. Wilda Campbell, and Mrs. Arlene Pepper, of Springfield; 24 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in Harris Chapel, Nixa, with the Rev. Bee Branstetter officiating, Burial will be in Manley Cemetery near Nixa.

 

Meese, Lora Mae “Granny” (Keller) 15 Jul 1904 - 13 Sep 2000  CCH-N 20 Sep 2000

[Note: Daughter of Benjamin Franklin & Charlotta (Sanders) Keller; married Milo C. Meese  2 May 1881 - 28 Oct 1950]

Lora Mae "Granny" Meese, 96, Nixa, MO, passed away at 7:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 13, 2000, in Christian Healthcare of Missouri, Nixa, Missouri. Lora was born Friday, July 15, 1904, in Christian County, Mo., the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Charlotta Sanders Keller. She was a homemaker and member of the Protestant faith and a life-long resident of Christian County. Her loving spirit will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her. Granny's first love was "kids". She also enjoyed raising chickens, gardening and flowers. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Milo C. Meese in 1973, a son, Alfred (Frosty) Meese, her brothers, Wilbur, Walter, and Roscoe, and her sisters, Ottie and Lizzie, and a step great-grandson, Brett Hendrickson. She is survived by three sons, Don and his wife, Milly, Springfield, MO, Gene and his wife, Dorothy, Bolivar, MO, and Gerald (Buck) and his wife, Vera, Clever, MO, a daughter-in-law, Mary Meese, and a sister, Willa Rogers, both of Nixa, Mo, nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 16, 2000, at Harris Funeral Home, Nixa, MO, with Reverend Joseph Fahl officiating. Burial followed at the Manly Cemetery under the care of Harris Funeral Home. Memorial Donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri, 1465 E. Primrose, Suite A, Springfield, MO 65804.

 

Meese, Milo C. “Baldy” 9 Sep 1902 - 1 Mar 1973 OH 8 Mar 1973 p9

[Note: Son of  Edward & Bessie Jane (Young) Meese; married Lora Mae Keller 15 Jul 1904 - 13 Sep 2000]

Nixa - Funeral services for Milo C. Meese, 70, of Rt. 2, Nixa, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Joseph M. Fahl officiating, Burial was in Manley Cemetery northwest of Nixa with graveside Masonic rites. A lifelong resident of Christian County, Mr. Meese was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Gate of the Temple Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Lora Mae; four sons, Alfred and Gerald, both of Nixa, Donald of Springfield, and Gene of Kansas City; seven sisters, Mrs. Lucy Stewart of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs.. Vesta Merritt of Lakewood, Calif., Mrs. Delphia Keltner of Brookline, Mrs. Alpha Jackson and Mrs. Ruby Hacker, both of Springfield, Mrs. Mele Owen of Belton, Mrs. Zella Owens of Sacramento, Calif.’ seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and five great Grandchildren.

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Meese, Milo C. “Baldy” 9 Sep 1902 - 1 Mar 1973

Funeral services for Milo C. Meese, 70, of Route 2, Nixa, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Joseph M. Fahl officiating. Burial will be in the Manley Cemetery northwest of Nixa with graveside Masonic rites.  Mr. Meese died at 1:20 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. A lifelong resident of Christian County, Mr. Meese was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Gate of the Temple Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Lora Mae; four sons, Alfred and Gerald, both of Route 2, Nixa; Donald of Springfield, and Gene of Kansas City; seven sisters, Mrs. Lucy Stewart of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Vesta Merritt, of Lakewood Calif., Mrs. Delpha Keltner, of Brookline, Mrs. Alpha Jackson and Mrs. Ruby Hacker, both of Springfield, Mrs. Merle Owen, of Belton, Mrs. Zella Owens, of Sacramento, Calif.; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 1973 on it.

 

Meese, Mollie (Grider) 9 May 1889 - 21 Mar 1958 SL-P 14 Mar 1958

[Note: Daughter of Thomas Martin & Eleanor “Ellen” (Forgey) Grider; married Milo Meese 2 May 1881 - 28 Oct 1950]

Mrs. Mollie Meese, 68, of 2330 North Travis, died at 5:20 p.m. Thursday in Burge Hospital following a short illness.  She was a resident of Springfield the past 37 years and belonged to Pythian Avenue Baptist Church and the Royal Neighbors Lodge.  Survivors include one son, George, 2688 East Division; three brothers, George Grider of Rogersville, Sam Grider of Monett, and Charles Grider of Slagle; one sister, Mrs. Neva Edwards of Springfield; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Arrangements are under direction of Klingner.

(Springfield Leader-Press – 14 March 1958)

 

Meese, Raymond 1908 - 23 Dec 1969 CCR 1 Jan 1970 p4

[Note: married Elsie M.]

Funeral services for Raymond Meese, 61, of Springfield were at 1 p.m. Friday in Greenlawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas M. McClain officiating. Burial was in Panther Valley Cemetery near Rogersville. A longtime resident of the Rogersville, Nixa and Springfield areas, Mr. Meese was dead on arrival at 12:04 a.m. Tuesday, December 23, at Cox Medical Center following a sudden illness.

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Meese, Raymond 1908 - 23 Dec 1969

Raymond Meese, 61, of 2128 North Howard, was dead on arrival at 12:40 a.m. today at Cox Medical Center following a sudden illness.  A longtime resident of the Rogersville, Nixa and Springfield areas, Mr. Meese was an employee of Bisman-Leggett Manufacturing Company here and was a member of Glendale Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Elsie M.; one daughter, Lois Mae, of the home; one brother, Lowell, of Oroville, Wash.; and three sisters, Mrs. Arlene Pepper, 2623 West Harrison, Mrs. Lula Smith and Mrs. Wilda Campbell, both of Rogersville.  Arrangements will be announced by Greenlawn.

Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 1969 in the margin.

 

Meese, William Allen 20 Apr 1869 - 4 Feb 1939 CCR 9 Feb 1939 p5

[Note: Son of James Franklin & Jane (Boyd) Meese; married Telley Seals 1878 - 1962]

Funeral services for William A. Meese, 69, who died at his home near Rogersville after a lingering illness at 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, were held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Center Point church, conducted by Rev. Williamson of Rogersville with burial in the Manley cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, Mo. The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Telley Meese, and seven children, four girls and three boys: Mrs. Lula Barber [INCOMPLETE - need next column]

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Meese, William Allen 20 Apr 1869 - 4 Feb 1939

Funeral services for William A. Meese were held this afternoon at Center Point church with the Reverend Williamson of Rogersville officiating. Mr. Meese died at his home, Route One, Rogersville, at 10 o’clock Saturday night. Surviving are his wife, Telley; four daughters, Mrs. Lula Barber of Nixa, Mrs. Hattie Payne of near Springfield, Mrs. Wilda Campbell and Mrs. Arleen Pepper of near Rogersville; three sons, Levi of Springfield and Lowell and Raymond of near Rogersville and two brothers, Ed Meese of Brookline and Tobe Meese of Springfield. Springfield Press, February 6 1939.

 

Meeter, George W. 12 Feb 1854 - 24 Jan 1920 CCR 6 Feb 1929 p1

[Note: Son of John & Catherine (Weam) Meeter - mother’s maiden name hard to read; married 19 Jan 1899 Carrie Bray Hass]

Geo W. Meeter died at his home in Crocker, Sunday, January 24th after a short illness, at the age of 65 years, 11 months and 12 days. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church, Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. W. B. Johnson after which the remains were laid to rest in the Crocker cemetery. The deceased was born at Elizabeth, Ill. February 13, 1854, and was married to Carrie Bray-Hase, January 19, 1899. He leaves his wife, one sister, three brothers and a host of friends to mourn his death. Mr. Meeter and wife came to Crocker about a year ago and have made many friends during their residence here. Mr. Meeter was a quiet, unassuming gentleman was held in the highest respect by all who knew him. - Crocker News. We are sure the friends of Mr. Meeter will be sorry to learn of his death. When here, he lived near Lawing and had many friends there and in Ozark. He had been one of the readers of the Republican for the past ten years.

 

Mefford, Wanese "Peggy"  (Handy) 2 Apr 1929 - 9 Oct 2003 CCH-N 15 Oct 2003

[Note: Daughter of Marshall & Ada (Stone) Handy; married 30 Jan 1946 Paul Mefford]

Wanese "Peggy" Mefford, 74, of Sparta, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, in Ozark Nursing and Care Center, Ozark.  Peggy was born April 2, 1929, at Linden and lived most of her life in Christian County. On Jan. 30, 1946, she was married to Paul Mefford, to which union two sons were born.  During her early childhood she was responsible for several chores and worked on the farm with her three siblings. She developed a close relationship with her brother, whom she asked to be laid beside at the cemetery. Peggy was a loving mother to her family.  Peggy was preceded in death by both parents, one brother and two sisters.  She is survived by her husband Paul, sons Steve Mefford and wife Susie, Forsyth, Terry Mefford and wife Mary Jo, Miss., two grandchildren, five great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and loving friends.   Funeral services were held Oct. 11 at Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Paster Ben DeWitt officiating. Burial followed in the Linden Cemetery.  ©Ozarks Newsstand 2003

 

Mehl, Joseph Michael “Joe Mike”, Jr. 19 May 1959 - 27 Jun 2008 SN-L 2 Jul 2008

[Note: Son of Joseph Michael & D. Patricia (Deely) Mehl, Sr.; married Becky]
Joseph Michael "Joe Mike” Mehl, Jr., 49, Billings, was released from the bonds of this life on June 27, 2008, in Springfield, Missouri. He was born May 19, 1959, the son of Joseph Michael Sr. and D. Patricia Mehl. Joe Mike enjoyed spending time with friends, fishing, hunting, and the great outdoors. His mother and grandparents preceded him in death. He was survived by his four children, Zachary, Heather, Lucus, and Stephanie Mehl; his former wife Becky Mehl; his father Joe and his wife Jerri; three sisters, Trish, Teresa, and Katherine; and many other extended family and close friends. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 3, 2008, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Billings, with Father Bobby Manso officiating, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Billings. Visitation will be at Meadors Funeral Home in Billings, beginning at 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, with prayer service starting at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

 

Mehl, Katherine Mary (Michael) 17 Aug 1957 - 29 Dec 1943 CCR 6 Jan 1944 p1

[Note: Daughter of George & Mary Elizabeth (Scheiber) Michael; married Nov 1879 Michel Mehl 30 Sep 1844 - 7 Feb 1926]

Mrs. Katherine Mehl, nee Micheal, was born in Alsace Loraine on Aug. 17, 1858. She came to America in 1872 at the age of 14 and secured employment in Jerseyville, Ill. She was married to Michel Mehl in November 1879, at Carlinville, Ill. They came to Billings in 1883 and settled on a farm two miles northwest of town, which farm, and all surrounding territory, was a vast wilderness at the time. As this writer recalls from the account Mrs. Mehl gave of the early settlers in this region, she told of herself, Mr. Mehl and their two-year-old son, John, making the trip from Illinois to Billings, Mo., in a box car along with their household and personal belongings, livestock, feed, some chickens and three turkeys. They endured many hardships during the pioneering days, but with faith in God, much determination, good health and hard work they succeeded in becoming one of the leading and most prosperous farmers in their locality. To them ten children were born, nine of whom survive. Mr. Mehl passed away Feb. 7, 1926, at the age of 82. A son, George, passed away Jan. 1, 1929, at the age of 37. Grandma Mehl, as she was affectionately known to many, had a most remarkable memory for one her age of recalling and relating facts, incidents and happenings in the history of the people of the pioneering days of Billings and vicinity. She was a person of unusual character and personality. She was a friend indeed to everyone. Though it was an inconvenience to herself, she gladly and willingly came to the assistance of her family and friends to do a favor for them. Grandma had been in good health until last fall when she fell and suffered a broken hip. She was in critical condition for some time, and gradually began to rally. She continued to improve and with assistance was able to sit up in a chair for the last six weeks. Christmas Day she was in unusually fine spirits, enjoying the annual family gathering held at the home of a daughter and family, Mrs. Leo Schatz, where she had made her home for some time. Christmas night she suddenly became ill and her condition continued to grow worse until the end, which came at 8:30 Wednesday evening, Dec. 20, at the age of 85 years, four months and 12 days. She is survived by nine children, John of Granite City, Ill., Joe of Morrison, Ill., Mrs. Mary Fisher of Alberta, Canada, Mrs. Elizabeth Arnold of Billings, Mrs. Kate Heine of Kansas City, Mrs. Margaret Koller of Aurora, Mrs. Frank Grassmick of Memphis, Tenn., Martin of Billings and Theresa Schatz of Billings, two sisters, Mrs. Mageline and Miss Katherine Michael, both of St. Louis, 23 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Jan. 1,1944, at 2:30 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Billings with Rev. Father M.J. Ahern officiating. She was laid to rest in the Church Cemetery beside her husband and son, under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Billings -- Contributed.

 

Mehl, Patricia D. (Deely) 7 Dec 1929 - 12 Sep 1975 OH 18 Sep 1975 p11

[Note: Daughter of ? & Mary E. (?) Deely; married Joseph Michael Mehl]]

BILLINGS - Rosary services for Mrs. Patricia D. Mehl, 45, of Billings, will be at 7:30 p.m. today in Modern Chapel at Billings with Father Jerome Eschbacher officiating. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph Baptist Church in Billings with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Mrs. Mehl died at 3:55 p.m. Friday in Cox Medical Center. Survivors not previously listed include her mother, Mrs. Mary E. Deely, Billings; six brothers, Fay Deely and Allen McQuire, both of the state of California, C. L. Deely, state of Texas, Raymond W. Deely, state of Florida, Charles E. Deely, state of Michigan and O. W. McGuire of Branson. Also surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Mildred Reynolds, state of Kansas, Mrs. Mary E. Christopoulos, state of Michigan, Mrs. Catherine Reaves, Springfield, Mrs. Alice Martha Delpercio, New York and Mrs. Veronica Mehl, Nevada.

 

Mehner, Amanda E. (Kirmse) 1 Nov 1911 - 17 Sep 1999  CCH-N 22 Sep 1999

[Note: Daughter of Karl & Emilie (Hacker) Kirmse; married 15 Sep 1940 Harry Mehner]

Amanda E. Mehner, Ozark. Mo., age 87, died Sept. 17, 1999 at Ozark Riverview Manor. Amanda was born Nov. 1, 1911 at Crosstown, Mo., to Karl and Emilie (Hacker) Kirmse. She married Harry Mehner Sept. 15, 1940. Amanda was a retired International Shoe Factory worker. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Harry, who passed away April 15, 1957; a brother, August Kirmse, and two half brothers. Amanda is survived by her son, Hilbert Mehner, Perryville, Mo., and her daughter Maxine Trantham and her husband, Tommy, Ozark, Mo.; five grandchildren, Rachelle Borgman, Kristina and Matthew Mehner, and Dale and Andrew Trantham; and one great-grandchild, Stephanie Borgman. Amanda was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville. She was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, and later confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Crosstown on April 5, 1925. Burial was Monday, Sept. 20, at Zion Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Craig Otto officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Crosstown, MO.

 

Meier, Clara 18 Nov 1896 - 8 Feb 1975  OH 13 Feb 1975 p9

[Note: Daughter of Jacob & Louise (  ) Meier]

OZARK - Services for Miss Clara Meier, 78, Chestnutridge, were at 2 p.m. Monday at Harris Chapel here with the Revs. Clifford Day and Raymond Lloyd officiating. Burial was at Schupbach Cemetery near Spokane. Miss Meier died at 9:50 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield after a short illness. She was a lifelong Chestnutridge resident and a member of the Chestnutridge Baptist Church. Survivors include one brother, Emil of Chestnutridge and several nieces and nephews.

 

Meier, Emil 18 Feb 1899 - 17 Mar 1983 OH 24 Mar 1983 p9

[Note: Son of Jacob & Louise (  ) Meier; married Helen Gill 2 Mar 1904 - 24 Jun 1984]

Services for Emil Meier, a lifelong resident of Chestnutridge, were held March 20 in Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Elmer Davis officiating. Burial was in Schupbach Cemetery. Mr. Meier died March in his home after a short illness. Mr. Meier was a farmer and a member of Chestnutridge Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Helen; three sons, Carl, Springfield, Virgil, Highlandville and James, Granby; two daughters, Mrs. Esther Maples, Highlandville and Mrs. Wilma Keltner, Chestnutridge; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

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Meier, Emil 18 Feb 1899 - 17 Mar 1983 OH 31 Mar 1983 pB9

Card of Thanks

We want to thank everyone for their visits, cards, prayers, food and all the beautiful flowers during our time of sorrow and the passing away of our husband, father and grandfather (Emil Meier). We also want to thank Dean and Mary Harris, Rev. and Mrs. Hosea Bilyeu, Rev, and Mrs. Elmer Davis for all the kindness and thoughtfulness that you have given us.  Mrs. Helen Meier  Carl Meier and family  Mrs. Wilma Keltner and family  James Meier and family Esther Maples and family Virgil Meier and family 11-1tp

 

Meier, Genevieve Virginia 10 Jan 1928 - 16 Dec 2011 SN-L 18 Dec 2011

            Genevieve Virginia Meier, 83, Nixa. Arrangements: Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home.


Meier, Helen L. (Gill) 2 Mar 1904 - 24 Jun 1984 OH 28 Jun 1984 p11

[Note: Daughter of Thomas E. & Margaret Ader Ellen Ann (Blansit) Gill; married 11 May 1924 Emil Meier 18 Feb 1899 - 17 Mar 1983]

Services for Helen L. Meier, 80, Chestnutridge, were held June 26 in Harris Funeral Chapel, Ozark, with the Rev. Elmer Davis, officiating. Burial was in Schupbach Cemetery near Spokane. Mrs. Meier died in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after a short illness. A longtime resident of the Chestnutridge community, she was a member of New Haven General Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Carl, Springfield, Virgil, Highlandville and James, Granby; two daughters, Mrs. Esther Maples, Highlandville and Mrs. Wilma Keltner, Chestnutridge; one brother, Lawrence Gill, Highlandville; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Bilyeu, Walnut Shade, Mrs. Clista Stewart, Ozark and Mrs. Agnes Davis, Modesto, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

 

Meier, Virgil 8 Oct 1932 - 7 Nov 2010 SN-L 8 Nov 2010

[Note: Son of Emil & Helen L. (Gill) Meier; married 26 Jan 1957 Katy Powers]

Virgil Meier, 78, of Highlandville, Mo., left his place on earth to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 7, 2010 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born October 8, 1932, in Chestnutridge, Missouri the son of Emil and Helen Meier. He was united in marriage on January 26, 1957, to Katy Powers and to this union was born one child, Steven Douglas Meier. He worked for 38 years at Lilly Tulip in Springfield, Mo. Virgil will be remembered for his tremendous dedication to his family. The joys of his life were his two granddaughters, Jennifer and Shanelle, and his three great-grandchildren, Jordan, Lauren, and Jace. Virgil enjoyed life to its fullest including; fishing with his son, watching his family play various sporting events, and taking care of his lawn. He is preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Helen Meier; and sister, Wilma Keltner, all of Chestnutridge. Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Katy; a son, Steven Meier and his wife Sherry, of Highlandville; two granddaughters, Jennifer (Meier) Fergerson and her husband Chad, of Nixa and Shanelle (Meier) Leigh and her husband Gerald, of Highlandville; three great-grandchildren, Lauren Fergerson and Jordan and Jace Leigh; two brothers, James Meier and wife Louise, of Granby, Mo., and Carl Meier and wife Bessie, of Springfield, Mo.; a sister, Esther Maples and husband James, of Highlandville, Mo., and a host of nieces, nephews, and family. The family would like to give special thanks to the entire HPC (Hospice & Palliative Care of Springfield MO) staff for their care and compassion they gave Virgil and his family. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests contributions be made to: Hospice & Palliative Care Springfield, 1538 S. Enterprise, Springfield, MO 65804. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 1 p.m., in Greenlawn South Funeral Home with burial to follow in Schupbach Cemetery, Chestnutridge, Mo. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service beginning at 12 noon. Online condolences can be made at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com. Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn South Funeral Home, 441 W. Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65804.

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Meier, Virgil             8 Oct 1932 - 7 Nov 2010 CCH-N 24 Jan 2007

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Meier, Katy (Powers) ? - ? CCH-N 24 Jan 2007

            Virgil and Katy (Powers) Meier, Highlandville, were married Jan. 26, 1957. After 50 years of marriage, the couple has two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Virgil is retired from Lily Tulip in Springfield and Katy is a homemaker. Their son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Sherry Meier; their two granddaughters and their husbands, as well as three great-grandchildren would like to wish them a happy and blessed 50th wedding anniversary.

 

Meilner, Maxwell C. “Chromewheel”, Jr. 4 Oct 1911 - 27 Feb 1979 OH 8 Mar 1979 p5

[Note: married Lucille Gates m/1 Baggott]

Services for Maxwell C. “Chromewheel” Meilner, 67, Nixa, were held Saturday in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Lee Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery. Mr. Meilner died at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 27 in Everglades City, Fla. after a long illness. He was vacationing there. Among those surviving were his wife, Lucille; a son, Max. both of Nixa, two stepsons Dale Baggott, Cabool and Larry Baggott, with the U. S. Army in Germany; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Watson, Lebanon; two brothers, Don, Brandenton, Fla. and Eddie of New Lenox, Ill; three sisters, Mrs. Marge Friess, New Lenox, Ill., Mrs. Jean Werner, Oak Forest, Ill., and Mrs. Mary Deneen, Blue Island, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

Meininger, Kevin R. 27 Jan 1953 - 24 Mar 2010 SN-L 27 Mar 2010 & SN-L 28 Mar 2010

[Note: Son of Ronald & Harriett (Griffith) Meininger]

Kevin R. Meininger ,57, of Ozark, Mo. passed away on March 24, 2010 in Cox South Hospital. He was born on January 27, 1953 in East St. Louis, IL. He graduated from Ernest J. King High School, in Sasebo Japan, and Ventura Community College. He worked for McNutt Auto Transportation in Lowry City, Mo. as a Dispatch Manager. Kevin was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Decatur IL. He served his community through the Royal Rangers, and in hurricane Katrina relief efforts. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, and the Cable Guys of America. He is affectionately remembered as "Papa of the Year". He enjoyed fishing, Nascar, and Spending time with his Grandkids. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jesse and Effie Griffith; father, Ronald Meininger; and brother, Clayton Meininger. He is survived by his mother, Harriett Meininger; children, Lindsay and significant other, Paul Leavitt, Matthew and significant other Andrea McGinnis; grandchildren Desiree Eskridge, Peyton Meininger and Tatum McGinnis; brother, Jim Lekander and partner Stormy Snow; sister Kathy Crutcher and husband Merl; nephew, Ron and Amanda Juarez and children Gage, Tinley, and Ivie, Brad and Kathy Bagley and their children Blake and Breana, Doug Hinton and his daughter Alexia, Chris Hinton, Chad Crutcher, Bryant and Ruth Lekander and their daughter, Hailey and Jason Sorenson.; nieces, Talia and Dennis Jurinsky and their son, D.J., Tracy and Jason Stewart and their children, Austin and Mason., Sondra and Tyler Baker and their children, Alex and Laney., Nicole Stepp and her children, Zane and Caitlyn,; special friend, Bonnie Michaels; other close friends, Vicki Elliott, Robin Coleman, Gary Bagley and Bob Bagley. Visitation will be held in Greenlawn Funeral Home on Monday, March 29 at 9 a.m. Funeral Services follow visitation at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will take place in the White Chapel Memorial Gardens after the funeral. Donation may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Meir, James Louis 22 Jun 1936 - 7 Feb 1939 CCR 16 Feb 1939 p5

[Note: Son of Louis & Sylvia (Gatewood) Meir]

James Louis Meir, the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Meir of Nixa, died in a Springfield hospital Feb. 7, 1939, after a short illness. The body was prepared for burial and shipped to West Plains by Harding & Maples. Survivors are the parents and one sister, Mary Lou.

 

Meister, Junior Wayne 24 Oct 1937 - 26 Dec 1998  CCH-N 30 Dec 1998 & CCH-N 6 Jan 1999

[Note: Son of  Wayne & Opal (Sexton) Meister; married 8 Oct 1993 Marynel Herd 29 Jul 1930 - 26 Dec 1998]

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Meister, Marynel (Herd) Watts 29 Jul 1930 - 26 Dec 1998  CCH-N 30 Dec 1998 &  CCH-N 6 Jan 1999

[Note: Daughter of Joseph & Meta (Brown) Herd; married 22 Sep 1950 Jack H. Watts 13 Sep 1927 - 13 May 1991; married 8 Oct 1993 Junior Wayne Meister 24 Oct 1937 - 26 Dec 1998]

Junior Wayne Meister, age 61, and Marynel Herd Watts Meister, age 68, of Ozark, died Saturday, December 26, 1998 in Springfield from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Junior was born October 24, 1937 in Lawrence County and was the son of Wayne and Opal (Sexton) Meister. Junior graduated from Miller High School. He was employed by Associated Grocers in Springfield. Junior is survived by: his parents of Neosho; two sisters, Shirley Lankford, Seneca, and Janice Fritchey, Neosho; nieces; and nephews. On October 8, 1993 Junior and Marynel were married. They were members of the Seminole Baptist Church. Marynel was born July 29, 1930 in Chadwick and was the daughter of Joseph and Meta (Brown) Herd. On September 22, 1950 she and Jack H. Watts were married. He preceded her in death on May 13, 1991. Her parents and a brother, Carol Herd, also preceded her in death. She had previously worked for a bank and telephone office. Marynel is survived by: her daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Kent Newby, Exeter; three grandchildren, Sarah Beth, Rebecca Leigh and Lucas Cole Newby; a brother Joe D. Herd, Chadwick; Pearl Watts, Cassville; nieces; and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Meister were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 29, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. William Fortson officiating. Burial for Marynel followed in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery, Chadwick. Burial for Junior was at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Red Oak Cemetery, east of Carthage. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Monday, December 28, in the funeral home.

 

Mellers, Marietta (Leidy) 5 Jul 1923 - 24 May 2006 SN-L 28 May 2006 & SN-L 29 May 2006

[Note: Daughter of Fred & Katherine (Phillips) Leidy; married 10 May 1943 James Edwin Mellers]

Marietta Mellers, 82, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2006, in St. John's Regional Hospital. She was born in Springfield, Missouri, on July 5, 1923, to Fred and Katherine Phillips Leidy. Marietta was a graduate of Springfield Senior High School and a life- long resident of Springfield. On May 10, 1943, Marietta married James Edwin Mellers. Together they shared 63 wonderful years of marriage, supported by the love of their sons, Frederick Paul and Edwin James and their families. Marietta and Jim opened Mellers Photo Labs in 1946, which he and their sons operated until 2001. With the success of Mellers Photo, Marietta and Jim were so pleased to be able to give back to the community they loved as generous benefactors of several organizations, including The Girls' Club, Southwest Baptist University, the Southwest Missouri Humane Society, and the Dickerson Park Zoo. Marietta and Jim were responsible for 45 animal additions to the zoo, most notably the purchase of elephants, Mr. Ed and Pinky. They were also supporters of the San Diego Zoo. Marietta loved animals of any sort, but she was especially fond of any type of dog, as many of her neighbors will attest. Marietta was a member of Glenstone Baptist Church. She had a deep and abiding faith in God, which sustained her over several years of failing health. Before her health began to decline, Marietta enjoyed traveling with Jim and their friends, golfing with her buddies at Twin Oaks, lunching with her friends, and most of all, spending time with her sons and grandchildren. She loved to watch scary movies and old movies of any type. She also enjoyed keeping up on the latest Hollywood news. Even as her health declined, Marietta remained in touch with her many friends by phone and by note, often sending her trademark vase of three beautiful roses. Marietta was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Bill Leidy. She is survived by her husband, Jim; son, Fred; son, Ed and his wife, Jane, all of Springfield, Mo. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Melissa Mellers Kehrli and her husband, Adam, Denver, Colo.; Madeline Mellers, Denver, Colo.; Neil Mellers, Nixa, MO.; Ashley Russell Yakes and her husband, Michael, Chicago, Ill.; Rachel Russell Aarden and her husband, Jeroen, Basel, Switzerland; Joseph Russell, Springfield; and great-grandson, Jackson Kehrli, Denver, Colo. Other survivors include her brother, Harry Leidy and his wife, Eula Mae, Nixa; niece, Nancy Wallis and her husband, Tom, Nixa; nephew, Rick Leidy and his wife, Janet, Fair Grove, Mo.; and Sharon Mellers, mother of Neil, Nixa. A memorial service celebrating Marietta's life will be Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at 11 a.m. in the Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home with Pastor Pat Ward of Glenstone Baptist Church officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service. A private interment will be held prior to the memorial service at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Friends of the Zoo, 3043 N. Fort, Springfield, MO 65803 or to the Southwest Missouri Humane Society, 3161 W. Norton Rd., Springfield, MO 65803. Marietta Mellers was a very special person. We shall all miss her deeply.

 

Melton, Agnes (Deffenderfer) 24 Sep 1901 - 23 Jun 1986 OH 26 Jun 1986 p6

[Note: Daughter of Thomas Seth & Mary Jane (Payne) Deffenderfer; married 15 Apr 1923 Clifford D. Melton 24 Feb 1899 - 23 Mar 1986]

Services for Agnes Melton, 84, Ozark will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 26 in Harris Chapel, Ozark with the Rev. Faust Matthews, assisted by Rev. W. Emory Elmore, officiating.  Burial will be in Selmore Cemetery. Mrs. Melton died June 23 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, following a short illness. She was a former school teacher, having taught several years in rural Christian County schools. She was a member of Selmore Christian Church. April 15, Mr. and Mrs. Melton had celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. Survivors include her husband. Clifford, and several nieces and nephews.

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Melton, Agnes (Deffenderfer) 24 Sep 1901 - 23 Jun 1986 OH 3 Jul 1986 pB10

Card of Thanks

Our deepest appreciation to our many friends and relatives for every act of kindness extended to us, at the time of the death of our loved one, Agnes Melton. Clifford Melton, nieces and nephews.

 

Melton, Alpha “Alf” 4 Nov 1894 - 21 Mar 1972 CCR 30 Mar 1972 p4

[Note: married Nannie]

Funeral services for Alf Melton, 77, Walnut Shade, were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Clarkson Chapel at Forsyth with the Rev. Mitchell Dunn officiating. Burial was in Ozark Memorial Park in Branson, Mr. Melton, a lifelong resident of Taney County, died at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at his home following an apparent heart attack. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors are his wife, Nannie; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Thorne, Leesville, La. and Mrs. Joan Threadgill, Abilene, Tex.; a brother, Floyd “Punk” Melton, Rockaway Beach; a sister, Mrs. Mabel Estep, Forsyth; four grandchildren and a great grandchild.

 

Melton, Alta Alcie (Jones) 4 Mar 1905 - 10 Nov 1981  OH 19 Nov 1981

[Note: Daughter of James J. & Tina (Kerr) Jones; married Ward Clifford Melton 4 Dec 1904 - 19 Jul 1978]

Graveside services for Alta Melton, 76, Maplewood, formerly of Nixa, were held Nov. 12 in Payne Cemetery with Phillip Flemming officiating. Burial was under the direction of Harris of Nixa. Mrs. Melton died Nov. 10 in Chesterfield Manor Nursing Home, Chesterfield, after a long illness. She was a native of Nixa, having moved to the St. Louis area in 1928. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Doris Young, Chesterfield; a sister, Mrs. Delilah Stiffler, Nixa; and two grandchildren.

 

Melton, Amanda Caledonia (Tatum) 7 Aug 1872 - 21 Apr 1941 CCR 24 Apr 1941 p5

[Note: Daughter of Alexander Newton & Mary A. (Landers) Tatum; married 14 Jan 1892 CCM Thomas Dillard Melton 1 Sep 1865 - 26 Feb 1952]

Amanda Caledonia Tatum was born August 7, 1872, at Melburn, AR, and departed this life at her home south of Ozark on Monday, April 21, 1941, at the age of  68 years, 8 months and 14 days. She was married to Thomas D. Melton in January, 1892, and to this union four children were born. One daughter, Mrs. Flora McCoy preceded her in death. Survivors include the husband, three children, Mrs. Floyd J. Hanks, Hobert Melton, and Mrs. Ora Pryer, all of Ozark, eight grandchildren; three brothers, Joe Tatum, Pawnee, OK, Billy Tatum, Spokane, and John Tatum, Westville, OK; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Hedgpeth, Springfield. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, April 23, at 1:30 pm in the Selmore Christian church. Rev. Ross Carter officiated, with burial in Selmore cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Melton, Amanda E. (Caton) Lewis 27 Jul 1856 - 6 Sep 1938 CCR 15 Sep 1938 p5

[Note: Daughter of Wash K. & Elizabeth (Collier) Caton; MO DC spells father’s name Katen; married 1879 Isaac Lewis; married 11 Feb 1897 Isaac J. Melton 25 Sep 1830 - 2 Mar 1918]

Amanda E. Melton was born in 1856 and departed this life Sept. 6, 1938, at the age of 82 years, one month and ten days. Her first marriage was to Isaac Lewis in 1879. To this union were born six children, two boys and four girls: Arthur, Flora, Ethel and Sumantra preceded her in death. Those who survive are one son, Charley Lewis, Spokane, Mo., one daughter, Nancy Johnson, Pawnee, Okla., both of whom were present. Her second marriage was to Isaac Melton Feb. 11 1897. To this union one son was born who preceded her in death at the age of eight months. She leaves 20 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She professed faith at the age of 16 at an Elice Clevenger meeting and was baptized at the Baptist church at Antioch and lived a faithful life. She leaves a host of friends and relatives to mourn her departure. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Nealy Billingsly of Harrison, Ark. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Eisenhour Chapel by Rev. Ross Carter of Springfield with burial in the Eisenhour cemetery under the direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Melton, Amber Roseanne 28 Sep 1986 - 28 Dec 1986  OH 1 Jan 1987 pB7

[Note: Daughter of Jerry & Deloris (Maggard) Melton]

Graveside services for Amber Roseanne Melton, three-month old daughter of Jerry and Delores Melton of Ozark, were held Dec. 30 in Prospect Cemetery with the Rev. Hubert Swearengin officiating. Burial was under the direction of Harris Funeral Home. The infant was found dead of sudden infant death syndrome December 28 in her home.  Survivors, besides her parents include her paternal grandparents, Harold and Judy Melton, Ozark, paternal great grandparents, Linville and Ila Melton, Ozark, paternal great, great grandmother, Maggie Melton, Ozark; maternal grandparents, Floyd and Wanda Maggard, Sparta; and her maternal great grandparents, Henry and Dora Maggard, Oldfield.

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Melton, Amber Roseanne 28 Sep 1986 - 28 Dec 1986  OH 8 Jan 1987 pB11

Card of Thanks

Jerry and Delores Melton and Harold and Judy Melton and Wanda and Caroline Sue Maggard would like to thank everyone for the flowers, food and kindness shown during the death of our little daughter, Amber Melton

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